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08-09-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,126
Posted By pdlamb

Ah yes, the "get on the sidewalk" crowd... ...

Ah yes, the "get on the sidewalk" crowd...

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Uhh, which sidewalk?
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By pdlamb

Ride with a group or ride solo? Definitely. ...

Ride with a group or ride solo? Definitely. (Just go ride!)

Thoughts on riding solo: You likely won't be with the same people every night. You'll have sole responsibility for finding food,...
08-08-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,892
Posted By pdlamb

tl;dr Is this frustration similar to the...

tl;dr

Is this frustration similar to the "Somebody made a mistake on the internet?" meme?
08-08-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By pdlamb

You might try getting an extra "X" in the size...

You might try getting an extra "X" in the size and see if that helps.

Black Bibs 2XL seems to be the same size the older PI XL bibs were, plus they don't have the "edge of plywood" chamois the...
08-08-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,126
Posted By pdlamb

Concur, though the "shoulders are safer" crowd...

Concur, though the "shoulders are safer" crowd does get one sentence of text.

Of course, that does assume a "shoulder" is 3-8' wide and well-paved. Most of the shoulders near me are 6-12" wide,...
08-08-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,126
Posted By pdlamb

What difference does riding on a shoulder make? ...

What difference does riding on a shoulder make? Does a 4" stripe of white paint provide an impenetrable barrier or something?

Seems like the two worst accidents I've read about this year involved...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 448
Posted By pdlamb

IME, the high speed traffic adrenaline rush can...

IME, the high speed traffic adrenaline rush can only carry me a mile or two. After that, it's a background hike in blood pressure perhaps, but I just settle down and grind it out. I'm not dawdling...
08-08-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By pdlamb

You did follow all the steps carefully, like...

You did follow all the steps carefully, like (IIRC) unzipping the map files, copying them into the SD card in the New Files subdirectory, and waiting a good while for the files to be unpacked and...
08-08-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By pdlamb

I'm only slightly surprised, if the source is at...

I'm only slightly surprised, if the source is at SPAWAR, they're not doing a better job containing or shielding the source. Are there any funny-shaped towers or radomes at the airport near that spot...
08-08-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 380
Posted By pdlamb

The singular advantage to toe clips and straps is...

The singular advantage to toe clips and straps is that you can ride in just about any shoes you want to.

When I was riding clips and straps, I did find that after an hour in the saddle I could...
08-05-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 307
Posted By pdlamb

How long is it taking you to shake each nipple...

How long is it taking you to shake each nipple down into the right place in the right orientation?
08-04-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By pdlamb

How many miles (and months) did you have on that...

How many miles (and months) did you have on that belt?

What's the recommended maintenance replacement interval?
08-04-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By pdlamb

I'm guessing if the people behind Garmin's...

I'm guessing if the people behind Garmin's metrics were pushed to answer, they'd define "training" as something like "preparing the rider (you) to ride faster for longer periods of time in the...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By pdlamb

Riding speed or average distance/time including...

Riding speed or average distance/time including traffic signals and stop signs?
08-04-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 992
Posted By pdlamb

Well, I've been chewed out because someone walked...

Well, I've been chewed out because someone walked into my bike rack when the car was in a parking lot. Car and rack were stationery. On a clear day. I figured that was their problem.

I have to...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By pdlamb

8 miles to work, 42 miles home when there was a...

8 miles to work, 42 miles home when there was a group ride.

Nowadays it's just 10-12 miles each way. :(
08-02-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,837
Posted By pdlamb

I figure a bike whose frame is replaced under...

I figure a bike whose frame is replaced under warranty by the "same" model (yeah, I know it's likely changed in a few years) is the same bike. It's only if I acquire another frame and move the parts...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By pdlamb

One key is to have multiple gloves with varying...

One key is to have multiple gloves with varying temperature ranges, then wear a pair that's not quite uncomfortably cold on the way to work. Your hands will sweat less, so there's less sweat to...
08-01-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By pdlamb

I've started seeing products with a QR code on...

I've started seeing products with a QR code on the box or an included (small) sheet, which links to the instructions.

For the record, that's sub-optimal IMO. I can barely read a web page on my...
08-01-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 792
Posted By pdlamb

MTB helmet with a visor helps in light rain. ...

MTB helmet with a visor helps in light rain. I've never found a cycling cap with a brim that's long enough to keep the rain from dripping off the brim onto my glasses. If the rain's heavy enough,...
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By pdlamb

I dunno. The wind in my face is one of the...

I dunno. The wind in my face is one of the things that keeps me riding!
07-28-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By pdlamb

You can learn a lot in the school of hard knocks,...

You can learn a lot in the school of hard knocks, and despite the name, the knocks don't have to be hard. It's also a good way to accumulate tools. Just fix your bike whenever you can. It's OK if...
07-27-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 644
Posted By pdlamb

Cherohala tops out over a mile high (5,600'?),...

Cherohala tops out over a mile high (5,600'?), but IIRC Six Gap is under 4,000' elevation. Total climbing is over 10kft, but not elevation -- you won't run out of oxygen except, perhaps, dealing...
07-27-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By pdlamb

FWIW, the last time I had a shop replace a spoke...

FWIW, the last time I had a shop replace a spoke for me the charge was $20, including truing. (It was a week later when I found several spokes de-tensioned that I decided I needed to learn how to do...
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By pdlamb

Bullfrog Gel works for me. The alcohol-based gel...

Bullfrog Gel works for me. The alcohol-based gel doesn't give me the oily build-up most sunscreens do.

While the Bullfrog was out of production for a couple years, I tried physical (titanium...
07-26-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By pdlamb

You could just paint over it. I'd bet the new...

You could just paint over it. I'd bet the new paint will start coming off within a month or so, unless you (1) clean any grease or oil that may be on top of the paint; and (2) sand the fork lightly...
07-25-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 532
Posted By pdlamb

I think there's value in learning to build your...

I think there's value in learning to build your own wheels, in that you'll be able to maintain your own wheels. Break a spoke? $2 (or euros) instead of $20 labor. Plus you can get back on the road...
07-25-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 605
Posted By pdlamb

But you can save so much money! Almost enough to...

But you can save so much money! Almost enough to cover the return shipping when you figure out you've been had by an unscrupulous lister (and that assumes, perhaps incorrectly, you'll be able to...
Forum: Touring
07-21-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,543
Posted By pdlamb

Newbie resurrects 15 year old zombie thread to...

Newbie resurrects 15 year old zombie thread to say, "Wow." Can't think of anything bike-related to get the post count up?
07-20-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By pdlamb

OTOH, if you start in a state with legal...

OTOH, if you start in a state with legal marijuana, you can ride high all the way across the country!

:D
07-19-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By pdlamb

Sounds like your "mechanic" shouldn't be allowed...

Sounds like your "mechanic" shouldn't be allowed near a bike wheel.

You may need to get new wheels (with more spokes), just find someone who really knows how to build/tension/stress relieve bike...
07-18-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,111
Posted By pdlamb

It's possible that you've actually lost that much...

It's possible that you've actually lost that much weight and that it's all body fat.

However, it's also interesting that you started your post with "doesn't hold water." My experience has led me...
07-18-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By pdlamb

Ditto. And the 18-24" beam type torque wrench...

Ditto. And the 18-24" beam type torque wrench makes it reasonably easy.
07-18-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 989
Posted By pdlamb

You COULD lube it with a heavy wet lube (gear...

You COULD lube it with a heavy wet lube (gear oil), don't wipe it down too well, let it get dirty. Just be careful about brushing the chain with clothes, leg, etc.

If you're riding a lot, that...
07-18-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 606
Posted By pdlamb

As @KerryIrons...

As @KerryIrons (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/kerryirons-298861.html) notes, if you ride 500 miles/month and rotate tires, you'll wear them out before they start cracking.

The other thing...
07-18-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,698
Posted By pdlamb

Not quite. Climbing faster will result in more...

Not quite. Climbing faster will result in more aerodynamic drag, so it'll take more energy. Of course, that's down in the near negligible range for most climbers.

Of course, you could make the...
07-15-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By pdlamb

So really big car springs with really big loads...

So really big car springs with really big loads take a set, but you're saying (comparatively) tiny derailer springs with tiny loads don't take a set ... because ?

FWIW I've not seen a viable...
07-15-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,055
Posted By pdlamb

I would never shift into a big-big combo, either....

I would never shift into a big-big combo, either. Except that I have on multiple occasions. It's all too easy to lose concentration and shift into the big cog when you were sure you were in a small...
Forum: Touring
07-15-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,007
Posted By pdlamb

IME it takes about 500 miles to break in a B-17,...

IME it takes about 500 miles to break in a B-17, about 1,000 miles to break a Team Pro in. So if you're going to get one for a tour in late September, get it now and start riding!

Should you...
07-15-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 407
Posted By pdlamb

You mean it takes more than typing "e-bike...

You mean it takes more than typing "e-bike compatible" in a web page?
Forum: Commuting
07-15-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By pdlamb

50 years ago? Probably Mom's 3-in-1 oil. If Dad...

50 years ago? Probably Mom's 3-in-1 oil. If Dad was around when we needed to oil our bikes, we might get to use his oil can which was probably filled with leftover Quaker State 30 weight oil when...
07-15-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,055
Posted By pdlamb

Um, aren't you missing a "not" between "would"...

Um, aren't you missing a "not" between "would" and "follow"?

Other than that, I agree with smd4. This is one of those things where a few minutes with hands on hardware will give you results that...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By pdlamb

The worst cycling condition isn't warm rain, it's...

The worst cycling condition isn't warm rain, it's cold rain.

I ride with Sidi Mega shoes (artificial "leather"). When it rains hard, I'll pull the insole out and stuff the shoes with newspaper...
07-13-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Posted By pdlamb

I thought that was the knock against the Lezyne,...

I thought that was the knock against the Lezyne, that it was easy to unscrew the Presta valve as you were unscrewing the pump.



If the Road Morph head is tight, you can unscrew the cap about a...
07-13-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,260
Posted By pdlamb

Out of curiosity, does the NDS arm need to be...

Out of curiosity, does the NDS arm need to be replaced after this maintenance flop, like an older square taper arm would need replacement?
07-13-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,023
Posted By pdlamb

OK, I'm not usually bothered by wind noise at an...

OK, I'm not usually bothered by wind noise at an air speed below 15 mph. Over 20 is where I want wind noise reduction to kick in. And remember, 10 mph into a 15 mph headwind is 25 mph airspeed. So...
07-13-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 871
Posted By pdlamb

I don't know if you've been through Skyline...

I don't know if you've been through Skyline Drive, but their signage tickled me. Three gaps, 23-27 miles apart, with road crossings at the gaps. So they have four sets of deer crossing signs, "Next...
07-13-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 871
Posted By pdlamb

Now where is that youtube link? :D

Now where is that youtube link? :D
07-11-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By pdlamb

Ready to go ride my bike? Let's see, did I...

Ready to go ride my bike? Let's see, did I charge:
GPS?
Shifters?
Lights?
Qualcomm beacon?

Oops, forgot one. No ride today!
07-11-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By pdlamb

If the rust ate through the check valve spring,...

If the rust ate through the check valve spring, you're likely out of luck.
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