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09-25-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 313
Posted By Polaris OBark

​​​​​​​I never said it was good money.

​​​​​​​I never said it was good money.
09-25-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a Garmin Venu 2 that measures heart rate....

I have a Garmin Venu 2 that measures heart rate. I've had it close to a year now, and it has never been problematic. It is completely consistent, and as far as I can tell, accurate. In addition to...
09-25-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 402
Posted By Polaris OBark

My main bike has a Shimano GRX 46/30T crankset,...

My main bike has a Shimano GRX 46/30T crankset, with either an 11-34T or 11-36T cassette (with an Ultegra derailleur officially rated for 32T max).

My Campy bike has an Athena triple, with the...
09-25-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 313
Posted By Polaris OBark

Mistake #1. Just give money directly and avoid...

Mistake #1. Just give money directly and avoid the overhead.



Mistake #2, but at least it was "only" $50. It would have been twice as much here, albeit in CA dollars.



Mistake #3, unless...
09-25-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 348
Posted By Polaris OBark

I got both on the left side, so I could confuse...

I got both on the left side, so I could confuse it with heart attack symptoms.

(I, too, am a side-sleeper, so I feel your pain.)
09-25-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 348
Posted By Polaris OBark

It didn't do anything other than make my upper...

It didn't do anything other than make my upper arm very slightly sore.

Is my first-hand (or left-arm) anecdotal evidence any less compelling than a second-hand report of someone else's anecdotal...
09-24-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Polaris OBark

11 posts and we still haven't seen that airport...

11 posts and we still haven't seen that airport meme.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Polaris OBark

Touring bikes sometimes have such wheels. ...

Touring bikes sometimes have such wheels.

But what I have noticed is that a lot of these squirrel-in-the-wheel injuries have photos of the bike that show they have those weird Campy spoke patterns...
09-24-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By Polaris OBark

As for tubeless being rare, what are you talking...

As for tubeless being rare, what are you talking about? Almost every mountain bike tire is now tubeless compatible, and probably the majority of quality road bike tires are.
09-24-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By Polaris OBark

I think you may be over-estimating how wide a...

I think you may be over-estimating how wide a tire you need (and I am an advocate for using the widest tires that will fit a frame and fork).

For the riding you are describing, 55mm is actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Polaris OBark

Ride 40 spoke wheels with CXray spokes. Most...

Ride 40 spoke wheels with CXray spokes. Most squirrels won't fit, and those that do will get sliced and diced into easily digested cross-sections.
09-24-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By Polaris OBark

Sorry, it wasn't your experience I was trying to...

Sorry, it wasn't your experience I was trying to highlight, but just a general assumption that we all seem to make. Let me try to depersonalize this, and reframe my question as follows:

Let's say...
09-24-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By Polaris OBark

Rene Herse Antelope Hill. Then get some of...

Rene Herse Antelope Hill.

Then get some of those spoke reflectors everyone else takes off.
09-23-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By Polaris OBark

This gets to part of her experience. She wasn't...

This gets to part of her experience. She wasn't getting any exercise (due to the knee injuries, not sloth), so this enabled her to get enough to regain fitness.

This in turn raises another...
09-23-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Polaris OBark

If the above doesn't work out for some reason, I...

If the above doesn't work out for some reason, I have one I don't really need and I can send it to you.
09-23-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yes. I have enough bionic crap in my ankle to...

Yes. I have enough bionic crap in my ankle to restrict me to rotating my heal inward. Shimano SPDs all work fine that way, even though the official instructions say they don't.
09-23-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 637
Posted By Polaris OBark

I don't know if it is the clips or the shoes...

I don't know if it is the clips or the shoes themselves, but today I used flat peddles along with generic running shoes on two rather short rides, and am now experiencing considerable discomfort,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,441
Posted By Polaris OBark

I read the reviews on some wax sold on Amazon...

I read the reviews on some wax sold on Amazon (don't buy, too expensive). Many of them seemed to focus on that sort of "application."
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,690
Posted By Polaris OBark

Note to self: Do not finance cycling purchase...

Note to self: Do not finance cycling purchase with Mafia loans.
09-21-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By Polaris OBark

Best wishes to her (and you) for her full and...

Best wishes to her (and you) for her full and complete recovery.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,690
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you lock into a low fixed-rate interest on a...

If you lock into a low fixed-rate interest on a loan, and hit a period of inflation, you can wind up making money.
09-20-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By Polaris OBark

E-bike helping with conventional biking

My wife got a class 1 road e-bike a bit more than a year ago, after some rather severe knee problems and general arthritis. She was no longer able to ride a conventional road bike to any significant...
09-20-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By Polaris OBark

We went for a hike in Klamath Falls (with the...

We went for a hike in Klamath Falls (with the bikes locked in a hotel room). I kept looking over my shoulder because I thought we were going to get mugged.
09-20-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By Polaris OBark

The ideal time to do this ride is when they have...

The ideal time to do this ride is when they have cleared the east road of snow but haven't yet opened it to car traffic. We got there the day after it opened, so it was kind of heavy, but the...
09-20-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've done it by car a couple of times, and what...

I've done it by car a couple of times, and what always went through my head was "I would never want to risk this on a bike." It would be great if it was closed to traffic.
09-20-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By Polaris OBark

Go in June or early July. ...

Go in June or early July.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Polaris OBark

As long as you can get a credit card in between...

As long as you can get a credit card in between the tire and the chain stay, you are golden. If you are worried, get those Peaty's valve caps that double as spoke wrenches.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,441
Posted By Polaris OBark

I never have. I assume this is isn't a serious...

I never have. I assume this is isn't a serious question, but I don't think there is a need to put lubricant of any type on those.
09-20-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yeah, sorry, I posted before I looked. Mine...

Yeah, sorry, I posted before I looked.

Mine goes up in a clinical setting, so I think having one that records (so they don't have to take my word for it) might be worth it.

Cheapest reliable...
09-20-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 348
Posted By Polaris OBark

I got both at the same time a week ago. It took...

I got both at the same time a week ago. It took a few days for all the microchips to get settled in.
09-20-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Polaris OBark

They beat Apple to the punch. Given how much...

They beat Apple to the punch.

Given how much many commercial wrist blood pressure monitors aren't worth their weight in sand, it will be interesting to see how it performs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 328,238
Posted By Polaris OBark

I did the above. It did not break the seal.

I did the above. It did not break the seal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 328,238
Posted By Polaris OBark

If I want to try to reproduce the problem, should...

If I want to try to reproduce the problem, should I just deflate the tire and see if it breaks the seal spontaneously?

One caveat: They still have tubes in them. I was going to set them up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 328,238
Posted By Polaris OBark

Just double-checked. Ours are AR-28...

Just double-checked.

Ours are AR-28 (https://www.lightbicycle.com/29er-disc-bike-wheels-29mm-wide-28mm-deep-clincher-for-cyclocross-road-and-gravel-bikes.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 328,238
Posted By Polaris OBark

I just recently got some for my wife's bike. The...

I just recently got some for my wife's bike. The bead lock seems extremely tenacious, to the point it worries me.
09-19-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By Polaris OBark

Hanging your bikes up is disrespectful to them. ...

Hanging your bikes up is disrespectful to them. It is a form of torture, or BD/SM. Also, don't crowd them by putting your car in the garage. Ideally, the bikes should be inside, in a...
09-19-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,101
Posted By Polaris OBark

I would not be able to ride the hills around here...

I would not be able to ride the hills around here with your gearing.

My small chainring (like yours) is 30T, but my lowest (largest) cassette cog is either 34T or 36T, depending on my wheel-set.
...
09-18-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,655
Posted By Polaris OBark

There is also the potential for a stab wound.

There is also the potential for a stab wound.
09-18-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,851
Posted By Polaris OBark

I know where you mean. That part is hard enough...

I know where you mean. That part is hard enough without anyone doing anything stupid.
09-18-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Polaris OBark

Upload your photos to your photo album here. ...

Upload your photos to your photo album here. Tell us when you get that to work, and someone can post the pics for you here.

To answer your question, it is designed to thwart spammers. ...
09-17-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 770
Posted By Polaris OBark

I am. It is, when it is time to...

I am.



It is, when it is time to dispose of it.

That is another win for wax: It is a non-toxic, non-polar organic solvent that is very effective for removing oily deposits, and it forms a...
09-16-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Polaris OBark

The main point is if you are using the CC-3.2,...

The main point is if you are using the CC-3.2, you might want to use something else to double-check, like the CC-4, or a caliper or other accurate measuring device.
09-16-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By Polaris OBark

https://www.bikeforums.net/22635306-post1062.html...

https://www.bikeforums.net/22635306-post1062.html

aka

https://www.bikeforums.net/22631071-post1061.html

aka

https://www.bikeforums.net/22485385-post1053.html
09-16-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Polaris OBark

The Park Tool C-3.2 is a chain-breaking tool, not...

The Park Tool C-3.2 is a chain-breaking tool, not a measurement tool.

It is extremely unlikely that your chain is wearing that unevenly. It is much more likely user error for whatever tool it is...
09-16-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,438
Posted By Polaris OBark

Eventually, someone would get around to it.

Eventually, someone would get around to it.
09-16-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,159
Posted By Polaris OBark

Nobody has mentioned the most obvious answer: ...

Nobody has mentioned the most obvious answer:


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09-16-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you do a single wrap, I think center those...

If you do a single wrap, I think center those things over the valve-holes.
09-16-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,159
Posted By Polaris OBark

180° wrist angle, as if you were shaking hands.

180° wrist angle, as if you were shaking hands.
09-16-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By Polaris OBark

Well-played.

Well-played.
09-16-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By Polaris OBark

Is this the same Greek dude that came up with...

Is this the same Greek dude that came up with some sort of oath that begins "First, do no harm."?
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