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06-17-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,007
Posted By noimagination

Riding the tandem with my wife. We had the...

Riding the tandem with my wife. We had the temerity to make a left hand turn, impeding a following driver for a few seconds. They then decided to take the time to chase us down and tell us to "get...
06-16-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,136
Posted By noimagination

"Branding", in the marketing/advertising world,...

"Branding", in the marketing/advertising world, originally meant the action of conceptualizing the labeling, product shape, colors, manufacturer/marketer, etc. into a distinctive "brand". So, in...
06-16-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,136
Posted By noimagination

"Branding" is what I would call it. The name of...

"Branding" is what I would call it. The name of the manufacturer (for example, "Planet Bike" on your water bottle cage), or the model ("Dura-ace" on your components), or company logos (like the head...
06-16-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,136
Posted By noimagination

Technically, "nomenclature" is a system of...

Technically, "nomenclature" is a system of naming, for example IUPAC in chemistry. So, if you wanted to know the name of something you would ask "what is the name of CH2COOH in the IUPAC...
05-25-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By noimagination

Not a Spec. Tarmac, but my bike has a new...

Not a Spec. Tarmac, but my bike has a new creak/click in the handlebar area, too, time to clean and re-grease it (as Salsa Shark advises, above).

Funny how new sounds creep in when the seasons...
05-19-22, 05:06 AM
05-09-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By noimagination

cxwrench is a bike mechanic. Was he a bit...

cxwrench is a bike mechanic. Was he a bit pedantic in his reply? Yes. Does he have to deal with people in the shop where he works asking for the wrong stuff and then getting mad when they get...
05-03-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,192
Posted By noimagination

I have no idea what you're doing. All I can say...

I have no idea what you're doing. All I can say is that I have cleats that I've had on my shoes (Look deltas on one pair, Look keos on another pair) for multiple years, and they don't look anywhere...
04-29-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By noimagination

IME, PTs are much nicer to deal with than...

IME, PTs are much nicer to deal with than doctors. They are more willing to listen to the patient, are more open to trying different things, and are often excited to be asked to help the patient do...
04-29-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,673
Posted By noimagination

Hear, hear. I truly don't understand the...

Hear, hear.

I truly don't understand the attitudes of some of the posters on this thread who consider themselves "cyclists" but who, evidently, think that cyclists should be cowering in the...
04-29-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By noimagination

Didn't your surgeon refer you to a physical...

Didn't your surgeon refer you to a physical therapist? If not, that's terrible - I'd call his office and ask for a referral, and chew him out while I was at it. If yes, then this question is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By noimagination

I have Avid BB7 Road on our tandem bike. They...

I have Avid BB7 Road on our tandem bike. They work fine.
04-20-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,673
Posted By noimagination

Other cars get in their way far, far, far more...

Other cars get in their way far, far, far more than bikes (in terms of both frequency and total time lost).

There are some people who are just jerks (or, are having a bad day for some reason),...
04-20-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By noimagination

Basically what I did, though I did apply another...

Basically what I did, though I did apply another thin coat of proofhide a couple of years after I got the saddle. I don't think the saddle really needed it. I also tightened the tension bold 1/8 of...
04-14-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,473
Posted By noimagination

That is a good point, and one I did think of...

That is a good point, and one I did think of after I posted. You see pro cyclists racing with bare legs and arms in temps that would have me covering up, most likely because, as you say, they're...
04-14-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By noimagination

Two posters have mentioned this. What does that...

Two posters have mentioned this. What does that mean, and what are the reasons for this? If a bike comes equipped with tubeless wheels, does that mean that you'll assemble the bike and put tubes in...
04-14-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,473
Posted By noimagination

What is interesting to me is that this is a...

What is interesting to me is that this is a purported data-based study, presented on a cycling site, which reaches a conclusion that seems, on the face of it, to be irrelevant as applied to cycling.
04-13-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By noimagination

(Just FYI: yes, riding a bike is just as much fun...

(Just FYI: yes, riding a bike is just as much fun as you remember from when you were a kid.)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By noimagination

You should have enough experience to know if you...

You should have enough experience to know if you have the gearing and the fitness to survive the climbing. Otherwise, I think it would depend on what type of "scary" you're feeling. The kind that...
04-06-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,655
Posted By noimagination

My reluctance is more based on having to learn...

My reluctance is more based on having to learn new maintenance tasks than any distaste for new tech per se. I don't get much practice on bike maintenance because I only work on my own bikes, so...
04-01-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By noimagination

I do not think it means what you think it means.

I do not think it means what you think it means.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By noimagination

Well, pushups IS a core exercise. Yes, pushups...

Well, pushups IS a core exercise. Yes, pushups develop chest, shoulder, triceps etc. as well, but the exercise is basically planks with the up-and-down motion thrown in.
03-21-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By noimagination

Nice bike! I hope you and your son get to spend...

Nice bike! I hope you and your son get to spend many miles riding together.
03-17-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,006
Posted By noimagination

I disagree. When driving, I notice a cyclist...

I disagree. When driving, I notice a cyclist using lighting well before I notice one without, regardless of what they're wearing. My attention is drawn to blinking lights before steady lights.
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02-18-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By noimagination

No, 2.5 mm is likely less than the normal...

No, 2.5 mm is likely less than the normal variation between the conditions of different rides (differences in brands of shorts (e.g. different pad thicknesses), differences between shorts and shorts...
02-18-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,673
Posted By noimagination

So now we need to consider the "purpose" of the...

So now we need to consider the "purpose" of the individual using the road? That's a pretty slippery slope, my friend. Do you know the "purpose" of the other drivers who were using the road and...
02-07-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,673
Posted By noimagination

I'm sorry, I've enjoyed your posts in the past,...

I'm sorry, I've enjoyed your posts in the past, but in this case I agree with the other posters, you're quite simply wrong. They are riding perfectly considering the conditions of the road as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By noimagination

I've used tubed tires for decades with no...

I've used tubed tires for decades with no problems. The occasional flat takes maybe 15 min to fix, maybe 1 - 2 times per year.
I've never used tubeless. However, I've heard:
1) it is sometimes...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By noimagination

I really, really hope you're wrong.

I really, really hope you're wrong.
01-20-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By noimagination

There is no "good gear to use" in all situations....

There is no "good gear to use" in all situations. You begin in a gear that allows you to get going, Then, if pedaling is too easy, you change to a harder gear. If pedaling is too hard, change to an...
01-19-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,643
Posted By noimagination

(shrug) I guess we'll have to agree to disagree....

(shrug) I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. I don't see the point in creating a post that warns of a hazard that anyone who has ridden a bike more than a couple of blocks already knows. Hell,...
01-18-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,643
Posted By noimagination

But .... you DID watch out, and still rode over...

But .... you DID watch out, and still rode over the grate, not because you weren't aware of the hazard but because you couldn't see it. In which case, the warning in the post title, again, is not...
01-18-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,643
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, but this is more than a bit Captain...

Sorry, but this is more than a bit Captain Obvious-esque. I think I learned this lesson when I was 6. Watch out for cars. Watch out for ice in the winter. Watch out for potholes. I mean, do we...
01-18-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,257
Posted By noimagination

One common way to get in the ballpark for saddle...

One common way to get in the ballpark for saddle height is to sit on the bike, unclipped, with one pedal down and your hips level. Extend your leg to the pedal that is down and touch your heel to...
01-14-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By noimagination

It's OK. I prefer wired models, personally, as...

It's OK. I prefer wired models, personally, as they're more reliable (and you only need batteries in the head unit). The Padrone that I have is subject to interference, which renders the "max...
01-07-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,894
Posted By noimagination

Holy crap, someone with relevant experience,...

Holy crap, someone with relevant experience, directly answering the question asked, with no gratuitous and uninformed advice concerning questions not asked by the OP, with no hyperbole or baseless...
01-06-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,178
Posted By noimagination

Personally, when it's windy I'm more worried...

Personally, when it's windy I'm more worried about being hit by flying debris, particularly tree branches (or, entire trees). It's pretty wooded around where I live, so, maybe, gusts > 35 mph or so?...
12-21-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,575
Posted By noimagination

A late afternoon/early evening ride this summer...

A late afternoon/early evening ride this summer with my wife on our tandem. We took a ride after work, and hit the sweet spot when it seemed that everyone was at dinner. There was little traffic,...
12-20-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,954
Posted By noimagination

Personally, I agree. When I commute to work I...

Personally, I agree. When I commute to work I walk about 50 meters on a little asphalt (5-10 meters) and then waxed linoleum floors, no stairs. I carry a pair of light shoes (water shoes,...
12-06-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By noimagination

Calfee makes bamboo frames. I think there are a...

Calfee makes bamboo frames. I think there are a couple other builders who will work in that material.
11-23-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By noimagination

I've never even heard of thermal bib shorts...

I've never even heard of thermal bib shorts before your post. I use a combo of bibs/knee warmers/tights/thermal tights like the others above. If really cold, I've worn an extra wind blocking layer...
11-03-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,587
Posted By noimagination

It's interesting that most people interpret the...

It's interesting that most people interpret the question as asking whether we feel slow.

I do, not infrequently, get a feeling while riding that a tire(s), normally the rear tire, is flat. But...
10-27-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,457
Posted By noimagination

Umm ... I'm not a trainer or a coach, so take my...

Umm ... I'm not a trainer or a coach, so take my input for what it's worth, but: cycling is a sport with highly repetitive motion (like running), jumping into too much training volume too quickly can...
10-22-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,705
Posted By noimagination

I don't really have one, there are 4 standard 2hr...

I don't really have one, there are 4 standard 2hr routes (each with variations to keep things more interesting, but all timing out at about 2 hr) that I take from my driveway. One of those routes...
10-22-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,373
Posted By noimagination

I agree with wolfchild. Unless you're riding at...

I agree with wolfchild. Unless you're riding at a very easy pace, you're going to sweat faster than the breathable fabric will "breathe". For warm weather, just get wet ("technical" fabrics will...
10-05-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,222
Posted By noimagination

Congrats, sounds like you had an "experience",...

Congrats, sounds like you had an "experience", and although you didn't enjoy every single minute, overall you're happy you did it and feel a sense of accomplishment. What more could one ask?

Now,...
10-01-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,222
Posted By noimagination

Well. If it were a goal that I'd set and...

Well.

If it were a goal that I'd set and worked long and hard for, I'd still go. I'd be prepared to get wet. Although the forecast isn't cool/cold, getting wet can still make you cold so I'd make...
09-30-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,788
Posted By noimagination

I doubt that the bike was flexing. Most likely,...

I doubt that the bike was flexing. Most likely, what you experienced was the brakes "pulsing", which can have various causes (brake pads old/worn; contaminated rims or rotors; brake arms or fork...
09-30-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By noimagination

Agree with 10wheels. When you installed the...

Agree with 10wheels. When you installed the tube, you pinched the tube between the tire bead and the rim. What you described is exactly what happens when you do this. You pump up the tire and,...
09-28-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,190
Posted By noimagination

As others have said, clipless won't help with...

As others have said, clipless won't help with "pulling up" on the pedals (it feels like that, but it doesn't/very rarely actually happen). Clipless doesn't help with standing either, that is a matter...
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