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Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By urbanknight

Happens all the time. Someone walks into the bike...

Happens all the time. Someone walks into the bike shop wanting to get into cycling, looks at a few bikes, whips out their credit card, does a handful of rides, doesn't really like it, and lets it sit...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By urbanknight

I know it's tempting to set a low budget, but...

I know it's tempting to set a low budget, but keep in mind that bicycles have resale value. If you find a quality used bike, chances are you can sell it for about the same amount if it's less than a...
09-28-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,940
Posted By urbanknight

Over the years, I have peeked at many bikes while...

Over the years, I have peeked at many bikes while browsing in Target, Sportmart, etc. and they are more often than not in need of adjustment. Rarely unsafe or unrideable, though. REI and Sport Chalet...
09-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By urbanknight

Since I don't see it mentioned, is it possible...

Since I don't see it mentioned, is it possible you're overtightening the stem nut? That could put a tear right where you described.
09-23-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,940
Posted By urbanknight

I once applied for a seasonal job assembling...

I once applied for a seasonal job assembling bicycles for Toys R Us. Apparently having experience wrenching at a bike shop is so undesirable that they won't even give you an interview.
09-19-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By urbanknight

Start with Goo Gone, which has worked 90% of the...

Start with Goo Gone, which has worked 90% of the time for all of my sticky residue needs. Goof Off is more heavy duty, but might harm the paint.
09-17-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By urbanknight

From one middle school teacher to another, it...

From one middle school teacher to another, it sounds like you have plenty of topics to cover and not much time to cover them and review them (remember, you're gonna have to say it more than once). My...
09-14-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By urbanknight

If it had a straw, he wouldn't even need to pull...

If it had a straw, he wouldn't even need to pull it out. I did this for my 10 year-old son who was having difficulty reaching down so far....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By urbanknight

Yes, both. I have disproportionately long thighs...

Yes, both. I have disproportionately long thighs and short shins. With a 25mm setback seatpost on a 73.5 STA, the saddle is about 3mm shy of being all the way back. Any further forward and my knees...
09-14-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,229
Posted By urbanknight

I pump my tires before every ride because I like...

I pump my tires before every ride because I like to maintain the desired pressure for ride quality. It's rarely more than a few pumps, so I'm sure I could get away with skipping it a few days, but I...
09-12-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 39,364
Posted By urbanknight

Finally got a good pic of us and our bike. ...

Finally got a good pic of us and our bike.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pursuit_tandem_b3b941a583c5c4d0f84ce7aad08b62cc8856d1f8.jpg...
09-11-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By urbanknight

Fancy colors are nice, but you have to get a...

Fancy colors are nice, but you have to get a neutral bar tape to go with it. Neutral frames allow you to get creative with the accessories....
08-11-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,363
Posted By urbanknight

Have you seen how some people drive? I'm sure...

Have you seen how some people drive? I'm sure it's the minority, but there are most definitely people out there who have very little grip or awareness of what they learned in driver's ed. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By urbanknight

Eh, they donít advertise it so itís their fault....

Eh, they donít advertise it so itís their fault. I only figured it out because I started wearing a pair as casual sunglasses and couldnít figure out why I looked so weird.
08-11-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By urbanknight

Do not use saddle position to adjust reach. Use a...

Do not use saddle position to adjust reach. Use a different length stem if needed to adjust reach.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By urbanknight

Many Tifosi models have adjustable bridges. My...

Many Tifosi models have adjustable bridges. My Veros do.

FYI, some sunglasses made for road cycling intentionally sit a little high since that's where you're looking when you're tucked into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By urbanknight

Depends on how slow the 10-20% grade makes you go...

Depends on how slow the 10-20% grade makes you go :D
08-06-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By urbanknight

This is what I do as well, and use the front axle...

This is what I do as well, and use the front axle to align the handlebar, and the rear tire and top tube for the saddle. I know it's a little anal retentive, but it feels good to know it's that...
08-05-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,489
Posted By urbanknight

A) Yeah, but every chain I had on 5 different...

A) Yeah, but every chain I had on 5 different bikes for 10 years made me suspect the tool. Checking with a metal ruler verified that.
B) I figured, but wanted to warn the OP and anyone else reading...
08-02-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,363
Posted By urbanknight

What if the hazard is to your left?

What if the hazard is to your left?
08-02-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,363
Posted By urbanknight

He was waving at you and will soon make a thread...

He was waving at you and will soon make a thread here about what a jerk you were for not waving back.
08-02-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,363
Posted By urbanknight

I have spoken to too many people who have no clue...

I have spoken to too many people who have no clue what the left arm up signal means. While on a bicycle, I have actually had a driver tell me they thought I was going to turn left. Pointing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,518
Posted By urbanknight

Here in So Cal we have "fire season" every...

Here in So Cal we have "fire season" every Aug/Sep and I just cancel any rides when the air is that bad. It sucks, but some of the damage it can do to your lungs (in addition to what our wonderful...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,008
Posted By urbanknight

Fixed it for real this time. And for Terry, he...

Fixed it for real this time. And for Terry, he was on a single speed but NOT a track bike or fixie. You can see plenty of cases in the movie where they coast.

I have seen track racers tape their...
07-28-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By urbanknight

They might care when companies stop advertising...

They might care when companies stop advertising because everybody is afraid to shop anywhere linked from FB.
07-27-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By urbanknight

My Lezyne GPS computer let me set it up to email...

My Lezyne GPS computer let me set it up to email my wife a link that will allow her to track me any time I am recording a ride. Not recommended if you plan to stop by some bars or the mistress's...
07-20-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,179
Posted By urbanknight

Yes, because I can motivate myself to ride a bike.

Yes, because I can motivate myself to ride a bike.
07-16-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By urbanknight

QFT Do not overlook this advice. Your blade will...

QFT Do not overlook this advice. Your blade will clog within seconds if you try to shave a wookiee leg with it.

also FWIW I do not shave my legs anymore. There was more risk of crashing when I...
07-16-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By urbanknight

This inspired me to run to my garage and snap a...

This inspired me to run to my garage and snap a pic. You be the judge.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/tubes_458e6d55ee096609d797528c0ea48c2e60285d27.jpg
07-13-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,892
Posted By urbanknight

Just looked up the statute of limitations. I'm...

Just looked up the statute of limitations. I'm good :innocent:
07-12-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,892
Posted By urbanknight

I hadn't even considered that it might have been...

I hadn't even considered that it might have been asleep when I encountered a rattler on the trail that didn't move when I approached on mountain bike. Usually they feel the vibration of 200lb coming...
06-30-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By urbanknight

Thanks for the comments. The ride without a seat...

Thanks for the comments. The ride without a seat is a good idea. Definitely need to get him to slide off the saddle when coming to a stop as well. His saddle is about 4cm too low right now to...
06-26-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By urbanknight

That depends on how often youíre flatting. Even...

That depends on how often youíre flatting. Even then, Iíd try other things first (different air pressures, different tubes, different tires).
06-26-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By urbanknight

Yeah you're right. I didn't even wait for a...

Yeah you're right. I didn't even wait for a response and am already shopping for a new seatpost. Minimal expense for peace of mind. Guess I was hoping some expert would come in and tell me it's fine,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By urbanknight

You know your company has reached top status when...

You know your company has reached top status when scam companies start copying you.


Yep, and if enough real companies pull out of advertising because they realize most of the audience is...
06-25-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,569
Posted By urbanknight

Reading the descriptions, the regular one is...

Reading the descriptions, the regular one is constructed from CNC while the pro is "fully" constructed from CNC. That and the 19g weight difference tells me there's more metal parts on the pro. Not...
06-25-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,569
Posted By urbanknight

MrWasabi after reading this thread... ...

MrWasabi after reading this thread...

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06-25-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,569
Posted By urbanknight

I miss those. They did a great job of filling the...

I miss those. They did a great job of filling the tire, and when they matched the bike they looked sexy! My last one was a chrome one that matched my polished aluminum frame, but even that was an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 250,240
Posted By urbanknight

Going over a box of stuff my parents gave me when...

Going over a box of stuff my parents gave me when they moved and came across this pic of the race bike I built in 1995.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,603
Posted By urbanknight

FWIW I ended up switching BACK to the stock...

FWIW I ended up switching BACK to the stock saddle after gaining weight and aging, but that was a mid-level bike with a stock saddle designed for a more upright position.
06-02-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,347
Posted By urbanknight

Glass table tops are either flat or shattered....

Glass table tops are either flat or shattered. Other materials can have imperfections or warpage, although granite/marble/etc. would probably be close enough... or a surface plate if you have one.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,603
Posted By urbanknight

or stem, or handlebars, or seat post (I always...

or stem, or handlebars, or seat post (I always seem to need more setback than what they come with). Come to think of it, I would prefer a high end bike be sold as a frame and fork with a group set on...
05-28-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By urbanknight

I keep in touch with Herb, have seen Big John at...

I keep in touch with Herb, have seen Big John at some of the rides now that I'm back into it, and Vic is my wife's uncle so I keep in touch with him. I remember the guy who was always on a fixie but...
05-28-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By urbanknight

"Hand rests", that's it. Thanks!

"Hand rests", that's it. Thanks!
05-28-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By urbanknight

Very fun. Before the pandemic, they would...

Very fun. Before the pandemic, they would frequently have 50 to 100 (sometimes more) show up to the CSUN start. A ride director calls everyone's attention to find out if there are any newcomers who...
05-26-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,285
Posted By urbanknight

There have been studies on this. It might serve...

There have been studies on this. It might serve you well to read some.
05-25-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,587
Posted By urbanknight

Well for me personally, I really liked the...

Well for me personally, I really liked the Vittoria Open Corsa. They felt just like the tubulars I used to race on, and were much more confident in cornering compared to every other clincher tire...
05-25-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,587
Posted By urbanknight

The confusion was with the OP's first question,...

The confusion was with the OP's first question, asking about the best MANUFACTURERS. Now it has morphed into a question of which tire is FASTER.
05-25-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,587
Posted By urbanknight

The best I have tried (in my limited foray into...

The best I have tried (in my limited foray into tires) are the Vittoria Open Corsa models. They are the only clincher I have ever run that felt like tubulars to me.
05-24-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,304
Posted By urbanknight

Nope. Not even close. My favorite way to...

Nope. Not even close.

My favorite way to determine the market value of most used items is to check completed eBay listings of similar items. You have to take into account the condition, but it...
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