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05-05-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By wphamilton

So long

I think I've had enough of BF behaviors, not excluding some of the mods. For the rest, it's been fun. Happy trails.

Moderator, ban me please
05-05-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

To encourage people to reject racism. Your usual...

To encourage people to reject racism. Your usual noise is easy to ignore, but you're crossing a line here.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 37,293
Posted By wphamilton

I'd probably have all 32's if they'd fit, but...

I'd probably have all 32's if they'd fit, but they're all road bikes. 26-28, makes no difference to me, especially when either one might really be 27.

I do believe that I can feel the difference...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,064
Posted By wphamilton

I've ridden to work many times wearing my office...

I've ridden to work many times wearing my office clothes. This in Georgia; hot, humid, rolling hills. It all depends on the route, your level of fitness, and planning.

Top of the "planning" part...
05-03-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,733
Posted By wphamilton

I'm one who thinks Tourney is ok, and no I'd...

I'm one who thinks Tourney is ok, and no I'd rather not because I don't want the freewheel. Freehub, I'd be ok with it.

Tourney DR I'm fine with if I was replacing a part, tho pointless on a road...
05-03-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By wphamilton

Intervals no way, since I'm not racing. But I...

Intervals no way, since I'm not racing. But I used to hit one short hill all-out on my daily ride. My goal was to crest it at a certain speed (also had it on strava). It is just interval-ish but I am...
05-03-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By wphamilton

If you're talking entry level. Name brand entry...

If you're talking entry level. Name brand entry level bikes are all good, with not enough differences to mean much. Avoid shock absorbers, that's where they cut corners. Otherwise just go by price....
05-03-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,007
Posted By wphamilton

I'd get the tires - it's not like you're throwing...

I'd get the tires - it's not like you're throwing them away. Put them back on in the winter and save the good tires for the nicer weather.
05-02-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,470
Posted By wphamilton

Engine noise is something that we tolerate...

Engine noise is something that we tolerate because we have to, and we've had to acclimate to our whole lives. A silent fleet can't arrive too quickly IMO.

In urban or suburban traffic we're...
05-02-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By wphamilton

Be careful with that. I've snapped more saddle...

Be careful with that. I've snapped more saddle clamp bolts than I care to admit. But a better clamp could be your best bet so I think you're on the right track.

You might still have some brake...
05-02-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,413
Posted By wphamilton

Which is why I think lane position is more...

Which is why I think lane position is more critical in intersections than almost anywhere else. I prefer starting from the left part, turning left, or at least in the center. The precise plan...
04-29-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

I knew there probably would be, from someone, and...

I knew there probably would be, from someone, and I knew that the age of the cyclists would also loom large for some people. If you'll notice, neither race not age were mentioned in the original...
04-28-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,317
Posted By wphamilton

Yes, and other cycles which are all prime...

Yes, and other cycles which are all prime numbers! Apparently the cycles keep the predator population from building up and wiping them out.
04-28-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

In a courtroom. Jurisprudence underlies what...

In a courtroom. Jurisprudence underlies what happens in a court case. Arguments in courts are fundamentally competing theories. So yes absolutely, jurisprudence (theory of law) is the reality in...
04-27-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,413
Posted By wphamilton

Directly over the center if it's a double loop,...

Directly over the center if it's a double loop, or over one side if it's single loop. Look for the cuts, that's where the induction wires are. Once I learned that, most of the non-triggering lights...
04-27-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,794
Posted By wphamilton

The answer is annoyingly simple. If you have...

The answer is annoyingly simple. If you have mountains, big hills or sometimes even difficult overpasses, it's better (much easier) to have a gear that you can drop into. Also that top end gear is...
04-27-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,413
Posted By wphamilton

We're not supposed to pass in an intersection,...

We're not supposed to pass in an intersection, except for separate lanes of course. Debatable whether it applies asan " intersection" where there isn't through cross traffic.
Bad move on his part,...
04-27-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

Theory of jurisprudence IS the reality of courts....

Theory of jurisprudence IS the reality of courts. Laws must be specific and explicit in what they prohibit for example, otherwise they are challenged in court as illegal and the cases fail.
...
04-26-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By wphamilton

I tried a run the 2nd day after my first Pfizer...

I tried a run the 2nd day after my first Pfizer shot. I felt low energy, lacking in stamina, and wound up cutting the run short. The second shot, I waited a day longer and felt no impact. Part of it...
04-26-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,162
Posted By wphamilton

I for one plan on riding the rest of my life...

I for one plan on riding the rest of my life without a crash. But if I ride enough probably will at some point. I don't care how good you are, or how careful and observant, it takes only a momentary...
04-25-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

There is no legitimate theory of jurisprudence to...

There is no legitimate theory of jurisprudence to support this idea, that you have laws to control behaviors unrelated to the law. Any "authority" who makes a habit of applying "leverage" as "they...
04-23-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

That's what I've been saying. Warn them. Using a...

That's what I've been saying. Warn them. Using a pretext to arrest them is abusive.



Did I claim racism?
Forum: Commuting
04-23-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,130
Posted By wphamilton

Nice. Is that a hub motor on the rear wheel?

Nice. Is that a hub motor on the rear wheel?
04-23-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,297
Posted By wphamilton

Following up a post nine years later, that's...

Following up a post nine years later, that's commitment. I like that.

Has anyone heard from Bekologist? His traditional foil is no longer with us (RIP)
04-23-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

Eh, that's turning back to surround and harass is...

Eh, that's turning back to surround and harass is one of the outrages that is mostly in the poster's imagination.
04-23-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

Exactly. "Spoiled brats". "Dumb kids"....

Exactly. "Spoiled brats". "Dumb kids". Disrespectful, just like some other spoiled kids you got mad at. That's really what you folks are upset about. So much so that you went to the trouble to...
04-23-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

Popping wheelies? GET OFF MY LAWN. Danged kids...

Popping wheelies? GET OFF MY LAWN. Danged kids should be ARRESTED for popping wheelies.
04-22-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

Because if acting like a jerk is enough to take...

Because if acting like a jerk is enough to take your bike, and take you into custody (which IS an arrest btw, whether or not you're charged), I doubt that either you or any of the rest of us would be...
04-22-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

I haven't ignored it- kids riding like jerks is...

I haven't ignored it- kids riding like jerks is not the mitigating factor for the police behavior that you think it is. It makes it worse.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,149
Posted By wphamilton

Some people keep 2 or 3 chains and rotate them...

Some people keep 2 or 3 chains and rotate them every 1000 miles, until both the chains and cassette are worn out. It makes more sense than the LBS recommendation, since the cassette lasts 2-3 times...
04-22-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

Sorry, but I'm not going to comment on things...

Sorry, but I'm not going to comment on things that only happened in some poster's imagination. Even if it was relevant (it's not). Bottom line: bikes were taken, kids arrested, for not having city...
04-22-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

What I saw was officers haranguing them about...

What I saw was officers haranguing them about bike licenses which, ordinance or no, they had no legitimate authority to. I wouldn't have gotten mouthy, but only because I'm older and wiser and know...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,130
Posted By wphamilton

I'd do it. I built my own for an upright diamond...

I'd do it. I built my own for an upright diamond frame bike, and commuted with different versions of it for several years.

Comfortable in any conditions, and faster than my regular bikes. The...
04-22-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

oh I know this one: Get off my lawn, right? ...

oh I know this one: Get off my lawn, right?

Since the cop was going on and on about them being in the street and not having licenses. Watch the video yourself.

And by the way, you said nothing...
04-22-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

Of course I watched the video. If you have...

Of course I watched the video. If you have something to say about the kids, then say it.
04-21-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By wphamilton

Girl's cycling advocacy in Iraq

40 Iraqi girls biked through Mosul in an advocacy event, which is apparently unusual in the Iraqi culture. It was a sponsored event; unclear by whom but each of the participants was given a bike.
...
04-21-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By wphamilton

Harassment of cyclists in New Jersey

Police officers in Perth Amboy, New Jersey confiscated bikes and placed at least one rider in custody. Their crime: riding through town without city-issued bike license tags. The riders were not...
04-21-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,587
Posted By wphamilton

I'd believe the old man more than a formula...

I'd believe the old man more than a formula that's not even purported to predict his heart rate. But better yet if they have the capability to determine the danger based on observation and medical...
04-20-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,017
Posted By wphamilton

People will be less confused if you say "front"...

People will be less confused if you say "front" and "rear" shifters instead of "friction" and "gear" shifters. I know what you mean only because I read the thread, and a lot of answers are addressing...
04-20-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,587
Posted By wphamilton

If I kept it below "90% of predicted maximum" I...

If I kept it below "90% of predicted maximum" I wouldn't even get warmed up. I do easy aerobic runs at higher than 220-age start to finish. The formula is utterly useless for any individual purpose....
04-19-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By wphamilton

Could you hang her bike upside down?

Could you hang her bike upside down?
04-18-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,660
Posted By wphamilton

The only way I'd consider expensive cable housing...

The only way I'd consider expensive cable housing is if I had shifting problems with the inexpensive housing. Which frankly I don't see happening.
04-17-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By wphamilton

FWIW, 16C water may be the most effective for...

FWIW, 16C water may be the most effective for exercise, both in the lowered sweat response and in inducing us to drink more.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3762624/

More...
04-16-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,106
Posted By wphamilton

Quick question: are you guys imagining the body...

Quick question: are you guys imagining the body weight doing work on the pedals when you're in the saddle?
04-16-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,213
Posted By wphamilton

Never was tempted to get a bike fit. I see...

Never was tempted to get a bike fit. I see fitters in the same light as Tarot readers: might be right sometimes, but I have no reason to have any confidence in it. Testimonials notwithstanding.
04-15-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,382
Posted By wphamilton

All this time I've been wondering where my...

All this time I've been wondering where my downhills went, and now I finally know. Mark has them.
04-15-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By wphamilton

Why do you think it might make a difference,...

Why do you think it might make a difference, having the heavier tire on front or on back?

Ah, I read through and you mentioned that because the rear wheel is powered, you thought it might make a...
04-12-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,134
Posted By wphamilton

The size of the contact area does not itself...

The size of the contact area does not itself change the rolling resistance. It's derivative of other factors, such as pressure in the tire and the weight on the tire, which do impact rolling...
04-12-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,134
Posted By wphamilton

I've got nice 28's all around - we've got more...

I've got nice 28's all around - we've got more choices nowadays. Appreciate the consideration though. Most of my best cycling deals came from someone giving a heads up on Bike Forums.

*ps Ultra...
04-12-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By wphamilton

Because the reach is more sensitive and it needs...

Because the reach is more sensitive and it needs to fit, first and foremost. As you mentioned, just raise the seat if you need to.

Leaning forward more, yes you can set up a smaller frame more...
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