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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By DangerousDanR

. Another+1 for Orange Seal and GP5000s. I use...

. Another+1 for Orange Seal and GP5000s. I use the endurance or the subzero. I'm riding on GP5000s and I also would only buy the S TR variety. I've had two sidewall ruptures with the 25c TL, and I...
09-16-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 516
Posted By DangerousDanR

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20220916_194238412_372a7e03d111f500b3c34489dd66f5b3be1fb5d2.jpg
Someone else calls them 700 x 25C
09-05-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,980
Posted By DangerousDanR

Not even close to that bad...

Not even close to that bad https://www.newschannel5.com/news/community-members-look-to-improve-pedestrian-safety-along-dickerson-pike
But, yes, a lot of people driving cars act like they shouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By DangerousDanR

Light bicycle will build you a wheel with an Onyx...

Light bicycle will build you a wheel with an Onyx Vesper hub.

I imagine that the others mentioned here will do the same.

The Vesper is available in both QR/135 and TA 142 with either 6 bolt or...
08-27-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By DangerousDanR

If you can't find one closer, PM me for an...

If you can't find one closer, PM me for an address in Fargo ND. I find it to be about a 3 hour drive, but if you come down here to shop anyway...
08-26-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,453
Posted By DangerousDanR

The Airmar WS220WX NMEA0183/2000 is an ultrasound...

The Airmar WS220WX NMEA0183/2000 is an ultrasound anemometer. Not cheap and you will need to mount it on a mast that is four feet above obstructions to get an accurate reading.
They are used on sail...
08-21-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By DangerousDanR

The marginal cost of my phone was $20 for the...

The marginal cost of my phone was $20 for the mounting bracket and $20 for the environmental case.
Even if I bought a phone just to use on the bikes it would cost $175, which is less than a Garmin....
08-20-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By DangerousDanR

Yes. It works just fine. Also, it can report my...

Yes. It works just fine. Also, it can report my location to my wife as a safety feature.
08-19-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By DangerousDanR

I use the GUB motorcycle phone mount. They are on...

I use the GUB motorcycle phone mount. They are on Amazon or maybe eBay. I use them on and off road. On my road, gravel, mountain and fat bikes. And on the tandem too.

I'm also using a Motorola...
08-13-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am 6'3", 245. I have been wearing riding gear...

I am 6'3", 245. I have been wearing riding gear from a British company, "Fat Lad at the back (https://fatladattheback.com/)". It fits me well, and I am not even close to the largest size they sell....
08-12-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 796
Posted By DangerousDanR

I used to travel by air domestically about 25%,...

I used to travel by air domestically about 25%, of the time. I bought a cheap sleeping bag at a Wally's, sewed it folded to the length of my longest bicycle frame, and I always took it with me....
08-08-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,097
Posted By DangerousDanR

Dy-am!!! The only distilled alcohol I have...

Dy-am!!!
The only distilled alcohol I have bought in the last few years was a bottle of Talisker single malt Scotch.

Aye laddie, ye can taste the peat. When a bottle of dumpster diving vodka is...
08-07-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,980
Posted By DangerousDanR

What part of failure to perform the duties of a...

What part of failure to perform the duties of a driver do people not understand? The bicyclist appears to have caused the incident by failure to obey a traffic signal. The driver of the car did a...
08-07-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,481
Posted By DangerousDanR

Mrs Dan had a Malamute before we were married. ...

Mrs Dan had a Malamute before we were married. One hundred twenty pounds of barely domesticated fiercely protective canine.

It was in the back of her pickup properly restrained and a smaller dog...
07-03-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,396
Posted By DangerousDanR

The IceTech rotor on the back of my tandem did...

The IceTech rotor on the back of my tandem did warp. Replaced it with a vented Hope rotor which has been just fine.
The vented Hope rotors are thicker than most bike rotors and are interested for...
07-01-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By DangerousDanR

Isn't there a train from Lake Oswego or Oregon...

Isn't there a train from Lake Oswego or Oregon City to Eugene? There used to be. And the station in Eugene is right in the middle of downtown.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have Campagnolo on all three of my modem road...

I have Campagnolo on all three of my modem road bikes. Mostly because I like the ergonomics and I can't seem to use either SRAM or Shimano.

I have SR mechanical 11 speed with rim brakes on one,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,172
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have an ICAN fat bike frame and wheel set. I...

I have an ICAN fat bike frame and wheel set. I have two seasons on them and so far so good.

The wheels are still true, in spite of being ridden by a 250+ pound rider. The frame is just fine too.
...
06-17-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,194
Posted By DangerousDanR

The forecast for Sunday here is 103F... I expect...

The forecast for Sunday here is 103F... I expect to be riding. Here is the current NWS forecast...

"Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Heat index values as high as 107. Breezy, with a south...
06-17-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,205
Posted By DangerousDanR

The stupidest ever? A guy who had crashed his...

The stupidest ever?
A guy who had crashed his pickup and had one front wheel pointing 90 degrees out of phase with the other said "if you just give me some gas I'll be on my way." He tested .35 BAC...
06-17-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,720
Posted By DangerousDanR

Wind, particularly cross winds... that are...

Wind, particularly cross winds... that are slightly at your back but mostly a cross wind... that go on for 20 miles! And that are only 20 MPH... with gusts to 30... I love riding on the Northern...
06-13-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By DangerousDanR

If you want to see what a "physicians view" of...

If you want to see what a "physicians view" of bicycle safety looks like look at. https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety/bicycle/index.html

Very standard stuff. Use lights, don't drink alcohol...
06-11-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,898
Posted By DangerousDanR

Monsieur, I believe that seat post is not...

Monsieur, I believe that seat post is not proprietary. It is French! My Peugeot has French post, stem, headset, and Bottom Bracket.

I bought it in 1982 completely unaware that many of the parts...
06-03-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,157
Posted By DangerousDanR

What utter nonsense. The only discipline I can...

What utter nonsense. The only discipline I can think of where a professional racer would not be on a carbon fiber bike would be a long distance off road race. Even there I expect that most...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,653
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had a couple of triples. Both were rigid...

I have had a couple of triples. Both were rigid mountain bikes. Both were primarily ridden off road. I almost never used the large ring, except as a bash guard. All of my current off road bikes are...
05-27-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,157
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have three Ritchey steel frames and three...

I have three Ritchey steel frames and three Lynskey titanium frames. The Ritchey frames all have fixed hangers, while the Lynskey frames all have replaceable hangers. None have been a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By DangerousDanR

I just found this document: ...

I just found this document:

https://www.uspsoig.gov/document/issues-identified-international-package-operations-%E2%80%93-chicago-international-service-center

Around the first of the year I had...
05-02-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,353
Posted By DangerousDanR

Nope. It is what happens when you form emotional...

Nope. It is what happens when you form emotional attachments to inanimate objects.

A Chevy Chevette that "got 55 to 60 mpg with a carbureted car!" Not likely. My mum's got mid 20's being...
04-25-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,575
Posted By DangerousDanR

The simple answer is found in this little ditty...

The simple answer is found in this little ditty that one of my kids brought home from summer camp:

"Black socks, they never get dirty
The more that you wear them, the blacker they get
Sometimes...
04-21-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,368
Posted By DangerousDanR

Not all sirens are the same... When I was riding...

Not all sirens are the same... When I was riding in the back seat of the bus, our bus had a nice electronic noise maker connected to the PA system. Not all that loud: we could go over the call in...
04-16-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,274
Posted By DangerousDanR

We carry a Tatico on the tandem, and I have...

We carry a Tatico on the tandem, and I have another one for my solo bike. And in case you have been eating Tarantula or Snake, a Tatico can do double duty as a defense baton when a dog attacks you.
04-11-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,089
Posted By DangerousDanR

Sorry to be such a jerk, but the video posted by...

Sorry to be such a jerk, but the video posted by Hypno Toad is not the Lock Picking Lawyer. LPL started his review by pointing out that Ti is relatively easy to cut, but because the lock is $100, he...
04-10-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had four suspension forks which I store in...

I have had four suspension forks which I store in my unheated garage. The temperatures here are similar to southern Manitoba, so it will get down to -30C inside the garage a few times a year but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am 6'3" and I have very large thighs. Last year...

I am 6'3" and I have very large thighs. Last year I bought a pair of bibs from Fat Lad at the Back. I followed their size chart and they became my favorite bibs on the first ride.

Their sizes run...
03-26-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,038
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had a wheel fail with multiple cracked...

I have had a wheel fail with multiple cracked spoke holes... On our tandem. The cracks had gone from being not visible to major in about 20 miles.

We did not crash. We stopped immediately when we...
03-24-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,401
Posted By DangerousDanR

Fat bike for snow and fun. Hard tail for...

Fat bike for snow and fun.

Hard tail for summer off road and fun.

Ritchey solo breakaway for travel when Mrs Dan isn't planning on riding and for fun.

Ritchey tandem breakaway for touring...
03-16-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,687
Posted By DangerousDanR

I had the exciting experience of watching a...

I had the exciting experience of watching a driver run into one of our fire engines. They almost hit one crew member, and he was wearing black and yellow stripe fire gear.

Yes, we had the top...
03-15-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,891
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had a similar experience, except we were...

I have had a similar experience, except we were going 45 MPH (on my electronic speedometer) on a 10% hill when we needed to stop quickly.

Both rotors were smoking hot. If you had fade from...
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,427
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am dealing with an Achilles Tendon issue right...

I am dealing with an Achilles Tendon issue right at this moment. Diagnosis started with an Ultrasound which indicated a tear. The MRI showed no tear, rather a severe inflammation and bone spurs in my...
03-05-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By DangerousDanR

Yes. See someone who can take an MRI of that...

Yes. See someone who can take an MRI of that knee and tell you what the issue is. Nobody can tell you what is injured without an accurate image of the inside of your knee.
03-05-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,417
Posted By DangerousDanR

We had Schwalbe Marathons on the tandem. Swapped...

We had Schwalbe Marathons on the tandem. Swapped them out for Continental GP5000 TL when I switched to tubeless compatible rims. Both are "good" tires. The Schwalbe are "puncture resistant" and will...
02-28-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,564
Posted By DangerousDanR

It is funny unless you have worked with an...

It is funny unless you have worked with an engineer who did that kind of crap!
02-18-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,900
Posted By DangerousDanR

That's close to what we did in the Fire...

That's close to what we did in the Fire Department I was with. If you have a medical condition it is best to wear a bracelet indicating the condition.

So for example, if someone is unconscious and...
Forum: Touring
02-17-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,348
Posted By DangerousDanR

When we first started touring on the tandem we...

When we first started touring on the tandem we ran 700x38c Marathons. We did three tours in Scotland, oftentimes riding in the rain, and we had no issues. They are a good tire.

Switched to...
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,615
Posted By DangerousDanR

Do you expect to fly to get to any of these...

Do you expect to fly to get to any of these trails? If the answer is "yes", then you need to consider a coupled bike like a Ritchey Outback Breakaway. Our breakaway tandem has flown in a 12 passenger...
02-16-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,228
Posted By DangerousDanR

From the Houston Chronical:...

From the Houston Chronical: (https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/transportation/article/kent-wosepka-death-bike-crash-liberty-county-16710611.php)Weaver told troopers investigating the crash...
Forum: Touring
02-14-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,658
Posted By DangerousDanR

My wife and I have toured The Outer Hebrides,...

My wife and I have toured The Outer Hebrides, Skye, and Shetland and we either used a cheap Masterlock ritual cable or we didn't lock it at all. I had read that people in those parts of the world...
02-09-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,898
Posted By DangerousDanR

Can you give a source for those, please. I have...

Can you give a source for those, please. I have been looking and haven't found any.
02-08-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,550
Posted By DangerousDanR

When I was in Highschool I worked on a...

When I was in Highschool I worked on a neighboring farm. We drove hay about a mile right up the highway. We went 15 in a 55. And we did it because driving the hay through the adjacent pasture was a...
Forum: Touring
02-05-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,252
Posted By DangerousDanR

Since you will be in the area, you might want to...

Since you will be in the area, you might want to take a look at Lake Itasca. It is considered to be the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and it is quite beautiful.We mostly ride west of the...
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