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Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-23, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 626,052
Posted By masonv45

Not many straight, flat, recently paved roads...

Not many straight, flat, recently paved roads around here. Here is one that was just paved 2 weeks ago. Just became my favorite section!...
05-11-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By masonv45

Aircraft Stripper worked well back in the day.

Aircraft Stripper worked well back in the day.
01-27-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By masonv45

I had this happening on my tubed MTB rims because...

I had this happening on my tubed MTB rims because the pressure is so low. Used cornstarch to make them "slippery" and it's never happened again.
Interestingly, it only happened on my disc brake...
08-18-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By masonv45

Trek of the US 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps

A good video about Bicycles in the Military
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZKiRVMbDhM&ab_channel=TheHistoryGuy%3AHistoryDeservestoBeRemembered
06-16-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,284
Posted By masonv45

What's the stupidest thing a motorist has told you?

Was riding down a 2 lane - well maintained country roadway with little traffic. Straight for over a mile. A truck pulled up beside me and the driver told me I couldn't ride on that road. Why? ...
06-05-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By masonv45

The shim made from an aluminum can did the trick....

The shim made from an aluminum can did the trick. Not "rock" solid - but they don't move under normal pressure.

Thanks everyone for their help!
01-22-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,994
Posted By masonv45

Illegally dumped tires become bicycle lane barriers

Great way to reuse a blight in the community...
https://dailymemphian.com/article/26621/trash-or-treasure-illegally-dumped-tires-become
12-10-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,466
Posted By masonv45

Salt/Sweat also wrecks havoc on headsets. I...

Salt/Sweat also wrecks havoc on headsets. I started to replace mine due to a "creaking" that started up.

Pics in thread:...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,293
Posted By masonv45

Looks like your seat is too high. Standard...

Looks like your seat is too high.

Standard position for tt age groupers is at the bottom of down stroke - feet parallel to ground (not pointed down) and a slight bend in your knee.

The bottom...
11-22-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By masonv45

Hammer in a torx bit and use it to twist out the...

Hammer in a torx bit and use it to twist out the bolt.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By masonv45

Years ago, jogging around my subdivision and a...

Years ago, jogging around my subdivision and a dog came tearing out of the garage ready to bite my head off. A shot from my water bottle up the nose stopped him in his tracks.

My next lap around...
09-13-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,779
Posted By masonv45

Here's me and my 2008 Giant OCR Composite 1. All...

Here's me and my 2008 Giant OCR Composite 1. All carbon fiber. It snowed in Memphis for a week this past Feb. Then the temp rose to 65. Warm enough to wear bike shorts when there was snow still on...
06-24-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By masonv45

I know most here ride road bikes - where the...

I know most here ride road bikes - where the front brake is your primary brake.

But the OP stated he rides mostly mountain trails. Where traction is questionable, the rear brake is used more...
06-18-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,067
Posted By masonv45

Remove the seat and have him start from a stop....

Remove the seat and have him start from a stop. He'll figure it out quick.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By masonv45

Look into triathlon shoes. Vents for draining...

Look into triathlon shoes. Vents for draining water and drying feet.
05-14-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,913
Posted By masonv45

My experience training for a marathon - and now...

My experience training for a marathon - and now training for a Half-Ironman ... asphalt is more forgiving on the legs (up to 7 times softer) so after about 1.5 hrs of running - asphalt definitely...
02-22-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,509
Posted By masonv45

Never ride close to the line on the side of the...

Never ride close to the line on the side of the road. It "encourages" vehicles behind you to attempt to squeeze by without going into the opposing lane to pass.

Ride far enough away that a car...
01-31-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By masonv45

https://youtu.be/CcTLYYwTwIA This is what...

https://youtu.be/CcTLYYwTwIA

This is what our City did to cross a major 6 lane road. I've ridden it several times. It works great!

There is a button on each side of the road - and each side...
01-25-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,179
Posted By masonv45

On a bike that old, make sure the front...

On a bike that old, make sure the front Derailleur cage is not bent and is aligned correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By masonv45

There are o-rings around the brake piston - which...

There are o-rings around the brake piston - which hold the fluid from leaking out.

When the piston is pushed out, it "rolls" the o-ring. When pressure is released, the piston is retracted by the...
Forum: Triathlon
01-16-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,213
Posted By masonv45

Most shoe companies use the same foot last to...

Most shoe companies use the same foot last to make their shoes regardless of the shoe model. So if you wear a 9 in Addidas - all Addidas size 9 should fit.
Forum: Triathlon
01-09-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,058
Posted By masonv45

For shoes - they vary greatly per person - kind...

For shoes - they vary greatly per person - kind of like saddles on bikes.

I've run in Nike, Asics - and my last 4 pairs have been UnderArmour. I replace them after 500 miles.

Any good pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 20,832
Posted By masonv45

I find if I focus on using my hamstrings more, my...

I find if I focus on using my hamstrings more, my heels will naturally drop ....
11-30-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,570
Posted By masonv45

According to the specs, my 2005 Giant OCR1...

According to the specs, my 2005 Giant OCR1 Composite weighs in at 17.4 lbs....
11-28-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By masonv45

Sounds like the rear cable is slipping in the...

Sounds like the rear cable is slipping in the rear mech locknut.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,387
Posted By masonv45

If a bicycle/cyclist is supposed to be treated...

If a bicycle/cyclist is supposed to be treated like a car - then it has to act like a car.

The only time I don't follow this rule is if I'm turning right on red and the cars in front of me are...
07-30-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,446
Posted By masonv45

Brake fluid or gasket remover. Both may discolor...

Brake fluid or gasket remover. Both may discolor the rim - so test first.
07-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,048
Posted By masonv45

I have a 2010 Sienna, and the hitch itself is so...

I have a 2010 Sienna, and the hitch itself is so low it will scrape curbs if i'm not careful. You may have to go with a different style rack if the one you bought ends up being too close to the...
07-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,386
Posted By masonv45

I highly recommend intervals. Best way to...

I highly recommend intervals. Best way to increase endurance in a short amount of time. Go to bed early and wake early to do your bike workouts.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,868
Posted By masonv45

One tip I tell myself when getting neck pain is...

One tip I tell myself when getting neck pain is to "drop my shoulders". This almost instantly relieves my neck pain.

this usually happens when i'm tired on the bike
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 27,380
Views: 18,344,076
Posted By masonv45

2005 Giant OCR Composite 1

Picked this up last spring. Just got the matching aerobars last fall - never seen another like them - they attach to the stem. The stem is hexagonal so the mount won't rotate.

It's so much...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,669
Posted By masonv45

Myself, I use motorcycle chain spray "wax". ...

Myself, I use motorcycle chain spray "wax". Works great and stays lubricated with no mess. Plus cheaper than bike chain specific lube.
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