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09-17-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 328
Posted By _ForceD_

What? The cops are telling them this? The cops...

What? The cops are telling them this? The cops need schooled. Riding against traffic on the roadway is not only dangerous, but is against the law in every state according to the US DOT —...
09-17-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ve never been much of an off-road rider…pretty...

I’ve never been much of an off-road rider…pretty much strictly road. But I have lived in NE Florida in my life for various periods, and ridden the roads northeast of Orlando. With regard to trail...
09-17-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with the above sentiments that the DIY...

I concur with the above sentiments that the DIY hack job you’re trying to create has the potential to cost you more in the long run with regard to wear on the brake pads, rims, etc…compared to the...
09-15-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,040
Posted By _ForceD_

For all the disgrace that he brought to the...

For all the disgrace that he brought to the cycling community…Lance Armstrong said something that I’ve always agreed with: “It’s Not About the Bike” (title of his first book). Within reason (whatever...
09-14-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe something like this...

Maybe something like this https://www.pinterest.com/pin/270990102563067231/

I’ve also seen people store bikes in those Rubbermaid things that are designed for storing two garbage cans in.
...
Forum: Triathlon
09-13-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah, I think you’re better off (i.e. will get...

Yeah, I think you’re better off (i.e. will get more $$$) cleaning up all the components and selling them separately.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
09-13-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe with the bike shortage caused by the...

Maybe with the bike shortage caused by the pandemic you’ll get some offers (that is if you’re trying to sell it). But a few years ago a (non-internet savvy) friend asked me to post a similar QR tri...
09-06-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By _ForceD_

Back in the early 80s when I first began...

Back in the early 80s when I first began cycling…in the very first event I ever rode in…I was riding along and talking with a guy about the route. At one point he said to me “Last year, right along...
09-03-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By _ForceD_

On a steel frame I think I’d consider internal...

On a steel frame I think I’d consider internal routing before soldering tubing onto the frame.

Dan
09-01-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By _ForceD_

Either way the assembly is already compromised....

Either way the assembly is already compromised. It’s probably going to plummet to useless quickly either way. Why throw all your hard work down the drain? Buy new parts…or at least obtain used parts...
08-29-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By _ForceD_

Just a few comments/suggestions… I do agree...

Just a few comments/suggestions…
I do agree that it would behoove you to have a dedicated bike for the trainer. And thereby keeping your race bike in good condition for race day. That’s how I ...
08-27-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 981
Posted By _ForceD_

Do you live in an area that you can easily/safely...

Do you live in an area that you can easily/safely get out of on the bike? I.e. able to get away from your neighborhood to ride on rodes that are conducive to cycling? You might try going to Google...
08-26-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,379
Posted By _ForceD_

Just for my own knowledge I Googled a pic of a...

Just for my own knowledge I Googled a pic of a Tile Sticker. It’s the size of three quarters stacked up. Doesn’t look like it’d fit inside a road tire. Maybe a MTB/hybrid tire. But if you do…I’d put...
08-25-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By _ForceD_

I sort of get it. Years ago when I was working...

I sort of get it. Years ago when I was working (in my 40s), I would frequently go for a run during my lunch breaks at work. A guy that I worked closely with was a complete leg amputee due to bone...
08-18-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,197
Posted By _ForceD_

Not me personally, but there is one LBS (maybe a...

Not me personally, but there is one LBS (maybe a second) that went out of business because of parts availability/shortages. On a side note…just this week, in a couple of different department...
Forum: Triathlon
08-16-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By _ForceD_

Olympic Mixed Medley Relay Triathlon

So I didn’t get a chance to watch the Olympic triathlon mixed relay. But there was one question I had about the distances. Thought maybe it’d be a good discussion, and/or someone would have the...
08-13-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,718
Posted By _ForceD_

They’re latex…like a swim cap. The they’re a...

They’re latex…like a swim cap. The they’re a little thicker than a swim cap, denser, and thus harder to stretch and get on over your shoes. Like others’ and mine have ripped…after using them it seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By _ForceD_

Need a little more info regarding your situation....

Need a little more info regarding your situation. Do you mean in a small apartment? Do you have to store it outdoors? In the garage of your house? Etc?

I’m in the latter of that situation and most...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,575
Posted By _ForceD_

Do you mean for pumping up before you leave the...

Do you mean for pumping up before you leave the house, or when you change a tire/tube at home? Or, when you get a flat out on the road mid-ride?

For the former…I don’t know why you’d want to use...
08-07-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By _ForceD_

That’s pretty creative. But really…after...

That’s pretty creative. But really…after everything it takes to build it…it seems like buying the Park stand would be easier.

Dan
08-07-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By _ForceD_

You could go the other way and cut the spoke...

You could go the other way and cut the spoke heads off and use Z-bend pliers to creat your desired spoke length.
See this link —> https://jimlangley.net/wrench/espoketool.html

I actually created...
08-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,760
Posted By _ForceD_

I don’t mind riding in winter, but I think I’ll...

I don’t mind riding in winter, but I think I’ll take summer over winter with regard to riding. Dressing up for, and undressing after is a PIA during winter. Summertime…just throw on your short and...
07-29-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By _ForceD_

Not always. Sometimes the company producing the...

Not always. Sometimes the company producing the item will proceed cautiously. I recently wanted to get an active duty military friend a custom (YETI) coffee cup with the Navy officer emblem on it....
07-27-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By _ForceD_

East Coast air quality impacted by western U.S. wildfires

I live in Rhode Island, and today there was an article in the local newspaper warning about the local air being affected by the wildfires out west. It said that people with respiratory afflictions...
07-27-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By _ForceD_

I had torn RC repaired about 10 years ago. I will...

I had torn RC repaired about 10 years ago. I will also concur that it is about the worst surgery to recover from. But…it ain’t gonna heal itself. In fact…it could get worse. Scar tissue will continue...
Forum: Triathlon
07-27-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By _ForceD_

Like Bobs indicated above…I believe the most...

Like Bobs indicated above…I believe the most important factor to consider for running shoes is the fit. And not only in size, but width. And you likely want to get a running shoe a little bigger than...
07-27-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,067
Posted By _ForceD_

It happened on a route that I frequently ride....

It happened on a route that I frequently ride. There’s a Ghost Bike there in memory of him.

Bicyclist killed in collision with deer...
07-15-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By _ForceD_

Depending on how large the peeling area is…you...

Depending on how large the peeling area is…you might try clear fingernail polish.

Dan
07-06-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By _ForceD_

Can you make out the frame ID stamped into the...

Can you make out the frame ID stamped into the underside of the BB? If you can, there are outlets, like Sheldon Brown, where you can cross reference the number to the brand.

Dan
07-04-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,019
Posted By _ForceD_

You rode with the rear brakes removed, but you...

You rode with the rear brakes removed, but you didn’t mention that you put them back on. Did you? I mean riding without rear brakes presents yet another safety issue.

Dan
06-28-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,477
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, there was a contentious presidential...

Well, there was a contentious presidential election, then there was a pandemic, followed by another
contentious presidential election. Also there was some civil strife, and an insurrection in...
06-25-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By _ForceD_

DIY bike fit

I’ve never had a professional bike fit, but I’ve always wondered about how/if one would be helpful for me. My bikes are all older CroMo or Aluminum road frames with traditional geometry (i.e. level...
06-18-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By _ForceD_

What type of nut is on the drive side? I mean we...

What type of nut is on the drive side? I mean we can’t see it but surely there isn’t a quick release, or a different nut that can be more easily removed on that side is there? Obvious I know but just...
06-14-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,614
Posted By _ForceD_

It depends on what size of jockey tire I want use...

It depends on what size of jockey tire I want use on the jockey wheel.

Dan
06-04-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By _ForceD_

Soft jaw pliers might work here. ...

Soft jaw pliers might work here.
...
05-31-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By _ForceD_

That is a pretty good list, Cranky. IRT the...

That is a pretty good list, Cranky. IRT the suggestions above to just “put it on the bike and see if it works.” Yeah...but if I’m buying the derailleur at a swap meet, for example, I can really just...
05-31-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By _ForceD_

Read derailleur compatability

I know there are (limited) lists available out there that give some of this info. But...is there a way to visually compare, or a measurement of the derailleur itself that can tell you if a rear...
05-30-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By _ForceD_

Well anyway...I love constructing of, and the...

Well anyway...I love constructing of, and the uses of ones own tools. Well done.

Dan
05-29-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By _ForceD_

Can it be used on the exterior of the chainstay?...

Can it be used on the exterior of the chainstay? A couple of my bikes have dimples on the interior AND exterior of the drive side stay...to accommodate the inner chainring.

Also...it doesn’t...
05-11-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,364
Posted By _ForceD_

Yes. Portsmouth, RI. The second time, when I was...

Yes. Portsmouth, RI. The second time, when I was hit, was. Several years ago. As I was riding home from work on my commuter bike...on a side road...a car pulled along side and the passenger shot me...
05-11-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By _ForceD_

As long as the spoke holes (and any other gaps)...

As long as the spoke holes (and any other gaps) are complete covered...and you can still mount the tire...you should be OK. If there are any small gaps left at the spoke holes...that’s where you’ll...
05-11-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,364
Posted By _ForceD_

My initial thought too. Did he (Murray) think...

My initial thought too. Did he (Murray) think that he’d get away with shooting Oliver, and then the gunfight with the cops? OK...maybe he gets one or two cops. But then you’re the target of EVERY cop...
05-09-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By _ForceD_

Are you near an Aldi food store? A couple of...

Are you near an Aldi food store? A couple of years ago they (yes, Aldi) had a nice one available in stores here in the U.S. for only $25 (US). Here’s a link to one on the Aldi UK website for just...
05-07-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,712
Posted By _ForceD_

Would you buy it in that condition? I mean...

Would you buy it in that condition? I mean apparently TPC is known for selling quality bike in impeccable condition. IMO...the hole in the fork does make it “broken.”

Dan
04-29-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By _ForceD_

Except that he made it their business when he...

Except that he made it their business when he yelled out the question to them.

Dan
04-22-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By _ForceD_

In the pics I see of it online...it looks like...

In the pics I see of it online...it looks like there’s an adjustable nut on the linkage between the clamp handle and the top clamp jaw.

Dan
04-22-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By _ForceD_

If it’s similar to the Park PCS-1 (which I...

If it’s similar to the Park PCS-1 (which I have)...right behind the clamp handle where the tension spring connects to it...there is a finger bolt that connects the spring to the clamp. There are...
04-13-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,406
Posted By _ForceD_

Why would one have a bike share bike loaded in...

Why would one have a bike share bike loaded in their SUV?

Dan
04-12-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,865
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur it’s not my/our problem. Still, my wife...

Concur it’s not my/our problem. Still, my wife and I...as a cyclist myself...didn’t want to see the guy get hurt. In regard to “10 Wheels” comment above...actually we did slow down briefly. At that...
04-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,865
Posted By _ForceD_

Tailgating bicyclist.

I am strictly a road cyclist. I like to think that out there on the road I am obeying rules of the road, trying to keep myself safe, and trying not to be a nuisance to drivers. Obviously not all of...
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