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Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,666
Posted By downtube42

Sitting outside drinking a beer with a fleece...

Sitting outside drinking a beer with a fleece jacket on, probably 60F, feeling bad for you and your triple digits. ...
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 626
Posted By downtube42

Yep, a bit of fruit filling at one end. The baker...

Yep, a bit of fruit filling at one end. The baker would mark that end somehow, so you don't accidentally start with dessert.

In families squeamish about the proper name (like mine), they were...
05-18-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 563
Posted By downtube42

To the problem of Afib from overdoing the high...

To the problem of Afib from overdoing the high end, my solution is:
Afib from intervals at any age including tomorrow sounds better than what I'm seeing transpire with my 95 yo in-laws.
05-17-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By downtube42

Not really, not even adjusted for inflation. ...

Not really, not even adjusted for inflation.

I think out of this companies will be better than ever at managing inventory, which will mean fewer markdowns.

Right now we're at a point where...
05-17-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 563
Posted By downtube42

To me, athleticism is a means to an end. My...

To me, athleticism is a means to an end. My passion these days is randonneuring, which by design is not competitive and in practice is as competitive as one would like. It's an activity where one can...
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By downtube42

Looks like it could be useful. The bike...

Looks like it could be useful.

The bike needs a kickstand, so the operator can, on occasion and as needed, stop and carefully remove the Construction Ahead sign from the bike lane and place it in...
05-16-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 598
Posted By downtube42

5 miles is early; if you'd said a couple hours...

5 miles is early; if you'd said a couple hours then we'd be taking about tweaking your fit and moving hands from time to time. But 5 minutes, that's a different matter; something's wrong from the...
05-16-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 563
Posted By downtube42

50+ issues and their resolution

or workarounds, accomodations or just frickin deal with it. I'll start.

Hot young folks

close eyes


Diminished athletic ability

Train smarter
Replies: 42
Views: 1,235
Posted By downtube42

Yeah I don't know if they are actually different,...

Yeah I don't know if they are actually different, but the wheelchair tires are various colors. The non wheelchair tires are harder to find, black, and marketed as 1", 1.25", and 1.5".

Used to be...
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 628
Posted By downtube42

Any size can of peanuts, almonds, walnuts, or...

Any size can of peanuts, almonds, walnuts, or cashews brought into my house will be consumed in less than a week. Perhaps in one sitting. I. Cannot. Stop. until they are gone.
Replies: 42
Views: 1,235
Posted By downtube42

That's weird: Pair 26 x 1.25 Bicycle Tires Primo...

That's weird: Pair 26 x 1.25 Bicycle Tires Primo Racer 110 PSI 20-559

1.25 is not 20, for sure.

Pics show 20. I'd be tempted to contact the seller and find out what they actually have.
Replies: 45
Views: 3,627
Posted By downtube42

I decided to skip the ORR 600 this weekend, and...

I decided to skip the ORR 600 this weekend, and it's a good thing.

After two consecutive weekends of 400ks, I decided some rest was in order. As well, my wife is leaving town for a week on Monday...
05-14-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By downtube42

Eventually you realize it's the mind you're...

Eventually you realize it's the mind you're pushing, not the body. The body just goes along for the ride.
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 628
Posted By downtube42

Buddy of mine was a bulk Costco buyer. When the...

Buddy of mine was a bulk Costco buyer. When the river flooded and his basement filled with water... I helped him haul out a decade's supply of saturated TP and paper towels. What a frickin' job that...
05-14-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By downtube42

Under 20 is childhood.20-29 is unquestionably...

Under 20 is childhood.20-29 is unquestionably young.
The thirties, being next to the twenties, are still young.

The forties are only a decade away from young.

Fifties. Well this gets harder...
05-13-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 450
Posted By downtube42

Go to bikecollectives.org for a wealth of...

Go to bikecollectives.org for a wealth of information.

I was at the infancy of the Bicycle Action Project in Indianapolis, which started, died, and was reborn as Indy Cog. BAP literally started...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,235
Posted By downtube42

Search for Primo Racer Wire Bead Tire, 26 x...

Search for
Primo Racer Wire Bead Tire, 26 x 1.25", Black

This will exclude the wheelchair variety. I've bought them from Amazon and Modernbike before, but they don't seem to be in stock.

But...
05-11-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By downtube42

Measure it, if stretched, replace. If there are...

Measure it, if stretched, replace.
If there are any frozen links, replace.
Otherwise clean and lube.
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By downtube42

Go big or go home.

Go big or go home.
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
Posted By downtube42

Two or more aggressive large youth bent on...

Two or more aggressive large youth bent on disruption/property damage is a very specific situation, and the phrase "bent on" implies you know something about the mental state and intentions of these...
Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By downtube42

I was thinking about sofa bike concepts for a...

I was thinking about sofa bike concepts for a long time, really struggling with complicated chain routing for a rear wheel drive design. It was a mess.

Then I was at the bike co-op one night after...
Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
Posted By downtube42

The answer depends on what outcome you want. If...

The answer depends on what outcome you want. If you want to fill prison cells, the answer is simple: start by cutting off any means of escape, as this is well known to trigger people with various...
Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By downtube42

I'd say you need to step up your hippy bike game...

I'd say you need to step up your hippy bike game to a whole new level. What you have there screams normal; ain't nobody going to look twice when you're riding that, unless you're nekked. So have a...
Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By downtube42

"I can mechanic bikes" - Hondo Gravel Sig...

"I can mechanic bikes" - Hondo Gravel

Sig worthy, but I already have my signature.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By downtube42

Honestly more a fun analogy than perfect. The...

Honestly more a fun analogy than perfect. The main difference maintenance-wise is drivetrain, which will be pretty much the same on the Marin and Trek. How much maintenance depends on your actual...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By downtube42

Years ago I had a Nissan Sentra. It was rock...

Years ago I had a Nissan Sentra. It was rock solid dependable, never caused me any trouble, and boring AF. Also I had a Mazda Protege. Finicky, something was always needing attention, but supremely...
Replies: 45
Views: 3,627
Posted By downtube42

SIR Spring 400k done. Tough ride with a severe...

SIR Spring 400k done. Tough ride with a severe climb up Burpee Rd towards Baker Lake at 200k. The first 200k was a mix of light rain, sunshine, and clouds, with temps in the mid 40's. Quite nice,...
05-05-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,267
Posted By downtube42

57, middle aged? Hmm, not unless you're going to...

57, middle aged? Hmm, not unless you're going to make 114. Sorry, dude.
Also, you're not tech savy because nobody is tech savy. Tech is constantly changing, and ******, because they are too busy...
05-04-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 976
Posted By downtube42

I target under 130 on brevets where I remember to...

I target under 130 on brevets where I remember to bring both my HRM and my 2nd GPS that shows HR. I really like to roll along at 120; I *think* those numbers correlate to a sustainable level of...
Forum: Foo
05-03-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,133
Posted By downtube42

For sedans I concur with Accord, for the OPs...

For sedans I concur with Accord, for the OPs requirements. We had an Accord and later a Civic; great cars.

We recently moved from a sedan to a small SUV, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Not a frickin...
05-03-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,576
Posted By downtube42

I switched to a recumbent about 20 years ago....

I switched to a recumbent about 20 years ago. Eventually I got into ultracycling and randonneuring on the 'bent. My story was, my upright friends would finish a brevet tired and sore, while I'd...
05-03-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By downtube42

I thought mine were great with 105 11-speed...

I thought mine were great with 105 11-speed levers. I don't know if those are short or long pull, and I'm too lazy to look.

I was convinced to replace them with full hydro Ultegras, and other than...
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 977
Posted By downtube42

In industry, you only have to be somewhere close...

In industry, you only have to be somewhere close to as good as the competition. If the barrier to industry entry is high - large capital investment - then mediocrity settles in like a bad relative.
Replies: 42
Views: 1,235
Posted By downtube42

Re: 26" (559) tires, I ran Primo Racers at 1.25...

Re: 26" (559) tires, I ran Primo Racers at 1.25 aka 32mm on my recumbent, on many brevets. Not the wheelchair variety. Some call them flat magnets, but i ran them on two PBPs and multiple SR series...
Forum: Foo
05-01-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 977
Posted By downtube42

I live in Portland, OR now. When we drink cheap...

I live in Portland, OR now. When we drink cheap beer, we drink it ironically.
Forum: Introductions
05-01-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By downtube42

Welcome to bf. What do you ride?

Welcome to bf. What do you ride?
Forum: Foo
05-01-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 977
Posted By downtube42

Yeah, Texas.

Yeah, Texas.
Replies: 45
Views: 3,627
Posted By downtube42

SIR Brevet Week 400k complete. I'm operating on...

SIR Brevet Week 400k complete. I'm operating on about 4 hours of sleep, so not going to say too much. Northbound was a nice tailwind, particularly nice on Scagat Flats where it's usually a brutal...
Replies: 45
Views: 3,627
Posted By downtube42

It's going to a busy 4 weeks, if I actually do...

It's going to a busy 4 weeks, if I actually do everything on my calendar.

SIR Brevet Week 400k Friday 4/29
SIR Spring 400k 5/7
ORR 600k 5/14-15
SIR Fleche 5/20-21 (evening start)

Then a...
04-26-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,163
Posted By downtube42

If'n you wear regular shoes because your cheap...

If'n you wear regular shoes because your cheap bike doesn't have fancy clipless pedals, then the walk home is less sad, as opposed to knowing every clomp clomp is destroying your cleats bit by bit.
04-25-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,848
Posted By downtube42

I was driving an experimental engine once, a V-6...

I was driving an experimental engine once, a V-6 two-stage turbo affair that some years later found its way into a certain imported brand, and accidentally dumped an enormous cloud of smoke just as I...
04-25-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,848
Posted By downtube42

I am indeed woke to the fact, to use that...

I am indeed woke to the fact, to use that parlance, that diesel particulate is bad ****. After 25 years in the industry including 18 for a diesel engine manufacturer, I can say with some first hand...
04-24-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By downtube42

Anatomy seems to vary a lot between people, so...

Anatomy seems to vary a lot between people, so it's hard to generalize. Something with a significant cutout seems likely to work. I suggest finding a shop that has a sale lending program and...
04-24-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By downtube42

A good bike ride comes with a bit of adventure,...

A good bike ride comes with a bit of adventure, to me. What's life if you don't see some things?
04-24-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,620
Posted By downtube42

It's a long ass way around that track on a...

It's a long ass way around that track on a bicycle, particularly when you're accustomed to watching cars go around in 40 seconds.

To the question, 32mm, and that's only because GP5000s don't come...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By downtube42

I just replaced my rear GP5000 after inspection....

I just replaced my rear GP5000 after inspection. With full fenders, it's easy to forget the rear. Wear indicators are barely visible, but more telling are the diagonal ridges indicating the threads....
04-23-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,210
Posted By downtube42

A friend of mine used to unashamedly wear a...

A friend of mine used to unashamedly wear a t-shirt that said "NO I WON'T FIX YOUR COMPUTER". Being the computer nerd in the family, it was a necessity. Something along those lines would solve the...
04-22-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,848
Posted By downtube42

Some guy tried to coal-roll me on an Indiana...

Some guy tried to coal-roll me on an Indiana backroad and failed miserably. I felt like he needed a corner of his man-card cut off.

I was on the Indiana Farmland 200k permanent, somewhere west of...
04-22-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,341
Posted By downtube42

Theoretically speaking, I meant.

Theoretically speaking, I meant.
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