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12-22-23, 12:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,522
Posted By scott967

If you follow BSNYC at all you know he likes to...

If you follow BSNYC at all you know he likes to skewer Bike Advocates who take a holier-than-thou approach to cycling. Or the constant outrage over obstructions in the bike lane, as if obstructions...
12-22-23, 12:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,188
Posted By scott967

Have a set of tubulars that I enjoy riding. Got...

Have a set of tubulars that I enjoy riding. Got em just cause I felt like it. I find much less issue with flats than tubed clinchers. Don't have 30 years experience with glue so just went with...
07-18-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,585
Posted By scott967

Chris Horner "butterfly effect" on YT scott...

Chris Horner "butterfly effect" on YT

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07-11-23, 03:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,460
Posted By scott967

When my wife was on the Joint Staff in the...

When my wife was on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, she had a guy working for her who commuted from Gettysburg. But he was on his twilight tour and was going to retire there.

As far as car free...
06-20-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,044
Posted By scott967

I really hate riding early. Well, I used to...

I really hate riding early. Well, I used to commute and was on the road by 6, but once retired -- nope, not happening. We have large organized metric 100 in April and full 100 in Sep -- both start...
06-01-23, 12:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,315
Posted By scott967

Have extended family from "down below" in Jeff...

Have extended family from "down below" in Jeff Parish (think Jean Lafitte, Barataria, etc) and literacy wasn't a high priority. But they rarely traveled "up front" to New Orleans so sharrows...
05-31-23, 11:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By scott967

Are e-bikes included in that number? That makes...

Are e-bikes included in that number? That makes a big difference!

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05-31-23, 11:11 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,248
Posted By scott967

If you're in the drops, reaching for the shifter...

If you're in the drops, reaching for the shifter comes naturally. But when riding the hoods, not so much. I've only friction shifted 5-7 cog freewheels. Don't know how well it works on 10-12. Though...
03-24-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,652
Posted By scott967

Can't say I've ever heard "loud clicking sounds"...

Can't say I've ever heard "loud clicking sounds" removing or installing a cassette, so not sure what's going on there. 40 Nm is a long way from "putting pressure on the torque wrench until it...
11-05-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,632
Posted By scott967

I like Cris Horner's "Butterfly Effect" for...

I like Cris Horner's "Butterfly Effect" for breaking down racing stages. His trademark is calling out "knucklehead" tactics by teams and riders.

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10-23-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,542
Posted By scott967

I could see LBS set up with parts distributor is...

I could see LBS set up with parts distributor is based on an invoice/30 day net basis and not too keen on having to pay Amazon vendor up front (from what I've seen a lot of bike stuff on Amazon is...
09-02-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By scott967

You're right and seems to always happen when you...

You're right and seems to always happen when you are on a tight schedule.

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06-05-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,822
Posted By scott967

Don't know about the gran fondo format, but on...

Don't know about the gran fondo format, but on the centuries and metrics I've done, there is a group that goes off the front and those are the serious group riders. The remaining 99% ride about...
11-12-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,528
Posted By scott967

Maybe they develop a continuous variable shift...

Maybe they develop a continuous variable shift system that can give you any possible gear-inch between two extremes. Then you just need to spec the extremes.

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10-22-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,307
Posted By scott967

Never owned a smart phone. Garmin works great. ...

Never owned a smart phone. Garmin works great. I sync/update firmware with usb on my computer at home. Unless you have to have live tracking, I see no need. Otherwise just use your smartphone and...
09-25-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,245
Posted By scott967

Isn't the question whether Taiwan frames are...

Isn't the question whether Taiwan frames are better than China? Or Giant better than Merida?

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09-07-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,804
Posted By scott967

I admit to sometimes daydreaming on the MUP and...

I admit to sometimes daydreaming on the MUP and not holding my line. So I do appreciate the "on your left". I've never had a problem with cyclists understanding it, but joggers/walkers, sure.
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07-18-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,969
Posted By scott967

I use a Chinese ultrasound set the temp to 30C. ...

I use a Chinese ultrasound set the temp to 30C. I use OMS which I guess is naptha, then paint thinner, then denatured alcohol. About 10 min each. Comes out squeaky clean. Then throw it in my wax...
06-05-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,647
Posted By scott967

Dremel them out. That's what I had to do on a...

Dremel them out. That's what I had to do on a PF30. I don't know your bike BB configuration, but hammering like heck to get a bearing out will get you an early end of life for the frame.

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06-05-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,254
Posted By scott967

There's some thread drift. The simple reason why...

There's some thread drift. The simple reason why road penalties aren't higher is that as a society, we recognize (or maybe rationalize is a better term) that being able to move about by vehicle is...
05-23-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,058
Posted By scott967

My closest passes are always motorcycles riding 2...

My closest passes are always motorcycles riding 2 abreast.

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05-15-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By scott967

You have to do what you have to do. I spent...

You have to do what you have to do. I spent 1-1/2 years down on westbank of New Orleans getting my 95 yo father out of his house and his small auto repair/body shop business. He had about 25 old...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,287
Posted By scott967

It looks to me that 3D30 crank is compatible with...

It looks to me that 3D30 crank is compatible with BB386? So that means it is a long spindle and in traditional BBRight needs an outboard spacer as you need a total of about 90mm. So the typical...
03-19-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,002
Posted By scott967

That's not my experience. Have had episodes of...

That's not my experience. Have had episodes of cars exiting parking lot driveways almost taking me out while running on the left sidewalk. So I tried to quit doing it. But in OPs situation it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,984
Posted By scott967

But most marketed "endurance" bikes also feature...

But most marketed "endurance" bikes also feature more compliance, via wider tire, rubber suspension bits, etc. even if you can get identical fit.

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03-10-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,347
Posted By scott967

Don't try to pound in your bar end plug with your...

Don't try to pound in your bar end plug with your hand while riding. Don't ask me how I know.

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03-10-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,310
Posted By scott967

I blame the design, as it encourages cyclists to...

I blame the design, as it encourages cyclists to exit the bike path and continue on a crosswalk. There's no signage or other assistance to right-turning vehicles warning of possible conflict. But...
02-12-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,917
Posted By scott967

Disagree, at least in the context of Deming. ...

Disagree, at least in the context of Deming. What you need is a repeatable process that can meet six sigma. Testing in QC is kind of a losing proposition. But I suspect most of these places don't...
02-12-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,984
Posted By scott967

Regardless of the actual condition, I suspect...

Regardless of the actual condition, I suspect after an experience like that it would help your confidence to have a new frameset.

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02-12-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,554
Posted By scott967

I have a home (now a rental) off of Resevation...

I have a home (now a rental) off of Resevation Rd, if you want a flat detour that is the way. But if you like climbing, consider going down to Carmel Valley and go over the mountains that way. ...
12-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,452
Posted By scott967

It's a heavy lift. Here in Honolulu the city has...

It's a heavy lift. Here in Honolulu the city has a major problem funding a major heavy rail transit system. They fired the guy running the project (also the highest paid govt employee in the...
11-13-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
Posted By scott967

The problem is the site uses https (pretty much...

The problem is the site uses https (pretty much all sites now do). https is supposed to be "secure", but part of the security relies on the site providing a "certificate" that is intended to prove...
10-26-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,377
Posted By scott967

The problem isn't the rain, at least for me; it's...

The problem isn't the rain, at least for me; it's the road grit that gets thrown up. Also can increase chance of flatting. Plus I wax my chain, and it doesn't really like water.

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09-22-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,938
Posted By scott967

I don't know that there is a law that says if you...

I don't know that there is a law that says if you have the right of way you can't yield it? That being said of course you have to exercise ordinary care if someone yields to you or not. I don't see...
09-21-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By scott967

I mix car wash soap and water in a hand squirt...

I mix car wash soap and water in a hand squirt bottle used for watering plants. That and an old t-shirt. Maybe some solvent like bug remover or OMS if I went over a patch of asphalt or tar that...
08-18-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,360
Posted By scott967

Circling back to OP, more than 50 miles I put sun...

Circling back to OP, more than 50 miles I put sun screen on my legs. Less than that never had a problem but do a century and I will have burned legs. Less than an hour I do nothing. Hour to 50...
06-30-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 27,720
Posted By scott967

This is my experience. I did all my commuting on...

This is my experience. I did all my commuting on toe clips with Avocet AV-30 touring shoes. These were excellent shoes that didn't lock you into the pedal like true cleats do. The main problem is...
06-26-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,851
Posted By scott967

My lowest gear now is a 34x27, so most of the...

My lowest gear now is a 34x27, so most of the time i don't have to worry about spinning -- it ain't happening.

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06-03-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,248
Posted By scott967

Nowhere I've ever lived was it illegal to ride on...

Nowhere I've ever lived was it illegal to ride on a sidewalk, except in business districts or certain designated areas. That includes California (and I was pulled over by a Ventura County cop for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,342
Posted By scott967

Those are the guys, yes. That's good to know...

Those are the guys, yes. That's good to know thanks.


I'm not sold on the coupler, at least I don't think I've missed not having one at this point. I guess it has 3 material variations so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,872
Posted By scott967

I don't think it's a lie -- just they have no...

I don't think it's a lie -- just they have no clue what "almost there" really means. There's a race I do every year, and there's one spot where spectators tend to gather and they give you the...
05-23-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By scott967

I think this is under-appreciated. It is sooo...

I think this is under-appreciated. It is sooo easy to round out the screw head. But I have never seen JIS screwdrivers for this (but I suppose do some searching online and they will pop up). Now...
05-01-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,088
Posted By scott967

Actually cars seem like pretty good protection...

Actually cars seem like pretty good protection against a virus. What needs to go is mass transit. Already NYC is shutting down subway at night. In Hawaii we're wasting $10 billion on an elevated...
04-29-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 24,168
Posted By scott967

Fortunately on the seas where we don't have grids...

Fortunately on the seas where we don't have grids we fire our 5 inch guns at targets at 15k yards while steaming at 10 nautical miles / hour (kts). (1 nautical mile = 1 minute of arc on the earth)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,787
Posted By scott967

I guess the original BB30 advertised a narrow...

I guess the original BB30 advertised a narrow Q-factor as a positive, but I think in general it's agreed that puts more stress on the bearing to shell interface so now the press fit are spaced out...
03-29-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,359
Posted By scott967

We've all experienced this. At my age, I've...

We've all experienced this. At my age, I've learned just to mutter an "eff you too" under my breath and not let it get to me. Can't say I'm perfect about following my own advice.

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01-31-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By scott967

In Hawaii it is Makaliʻi, and when it rises at...

In Hawaii it is Makaliʻi, and when it rises at sunset it marks the beginning of the Makahiki season. According to Kam Schools website:A traditional Hawaiian moʻolelo (story) tells how the...
11-06-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,597
Posted By scott967

In Hawai'i if it gets down to 70 folks will pull...

In Hawai'i if it gets down to 70 folks will pull put winter coats.

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11-02-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,034
Posted By scott967

As retired Navy I can use base gyms, and I live...

As retired Navy I can use base gyms, and I live next to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii (home of the 25th Infantry Division) so use their gym 3 days a week. Working out next to the troops is...
08-02-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,444
Posted By scott967

Guess I'm out of it. Thought CBD oil was the...

Guess I'm out of it. Thought CBD oil was the latest chain lube.

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