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08-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By _ForceD_

I donít mind riding in winter, but I think Iíll...

I donít mind riding in winter, but I think Iíll take summer over winter with regard to riding. Dressing up for, and undressing after is a PIA during winter. SummertimeÖjust throw on your short and...
07-29-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By _ForceD_

Not always. Sometimes the company producing the...

Not always. Sometimes the company producing the item will proceed cautiously. I recently wanted to get an active duty military friend a custom (YETI) coffee cup with the Navy officer emblem on it....
07-27-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By _ForceD_

East Coast air quality impacted by western U.S. wildfires

I live in Rhode Island, and today there was an article in the local newspaper warning about the local air being affected by the wildfires out west. It said that people with respiratory afflictions...
07-27-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By _ForceD_

I had torn RC repaired about 10 years ago. I will...

I had torn RC repaired about 10 years ago. I will also concur that it is about the worst surgery to recover from. ButÖit ainít gonna heal itself. In factÖit could get worse. Scar tissue will continue...
Forum: Triathlon
07-27-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,567
Posted By _ForceD_

Like Bobs indicated aboveÖI believe the most...

Like Bobs indicated aboveÖI believe the most important factor to consider for running shoes is the fit. And not only in size, but width. And you likely want to get a running shoe a little bigger than...
07-27-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,661
Posted By _ForceD_

It happened on a route that I frequently ride....

It happened on a route that I frequently ride. Thereís a Ghost Bike there in memory of him.

Bicyclist killed in collision with deer...
07-15-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By _ForceD_

Depending on how large the peeling area isÖyou...

Depending on how large the peeling area isÖyou might try clear fingernail polish.

Dan
07-06-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By _ForceD_

Can you make out the frame ID stamped into the...

Can you make out the frame ID stamped into the underside of the BB? If you can, there are outlets, like Sheldon Brown, where you can cross reference the number to the brand.

Dan
07-04-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 763
Posted By _ForceD_

You rode with the rear brakes removed, but you...

You rode with the rear brakes removed, but you didnít mention that you put them back on. Did you? I mean riding without rear brakes presents yet another safety issue.

Dan
06-28-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,680
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, there was a contentious presidential...

Well, there was a contentious presidential election, then there was a pandemic, followed by another
contentious presidential election. Also there was some civil strife, and an insurrection in...
06-25-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By _ForceD_

DIY bike fit

Iíve never had a professional bike fit, but Iíve always wondered about how/if one would be helpful for me. My bikes are all older CroMo or Aluminum road frames with traditional geometry (i.e. level...
06-18-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By _ForceD_

What type of nut is on the drive side? I mean we...

What type of nut is on the drive side? I mean we canít see it but surely there isnít a quick release, or a different nut that can be more easily removed on that side is there? Obvious I know but just...
06-14-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,339
Posted By _ForceD_

It depends on what size of jockey tire I want use...

It depends on what size of jockey tire I want use on the jockey wheel.

Dan
06-04-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By _ForceD_

Soft jaw pliers might work here. ...

Soft jaw pliers might work here.
...
05-31-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By _ForceD_

That is a pretty good list, Cranky. IRT the...

That is a pretty good list, Cranky. IRT the suggestions above to just ďput it on the bike and see if it works.Ē Yeah...but if Iím buying the derailleur at a swap meet, for example, I can really just...
05-31-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By _ForceD_

Read derailleur compatability

I know there are (limited) lists available out there that give some of this info. But...is there a way to visually compare, or a measurement of the derailleur itself that can tell you if a rear...
05-30-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By _ForceD_

Well anyway...I love constructing of, and the...

Well anyway...I love constructing of, and the uses of ones own tools. Well done.

Dan
05-29-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By _ForceD_

Can it be used on the exterior of the chainstay?...

Can it be used on the exterior of the chainstay? A couple of my bikes have dimples on the interior AND exterior of the drive side stay...to accommodate the inner chainring.

Also...it doesnít...
05-11-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,022
Posted By _ForceD_

Yes. Portsmouth, RI. The second time, when I was...

Yes. Portsmouth, RI. The second time, when I was hit, was. Several years ago. As I was riding home from work on my commuter bike...on a side road...a car pulled along side and the passenger shot me...
05-11-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By _ForceD_

As long as the spoke holes (and any other gaps)...

As long as the spoke holes (and any other gaps) are complete covered...and you can still mount the tire...you should be OK. If there are any small gaps left at the spoke holes...thatís where youíll...
05-11-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,022
Posted By _ForceD_

My initial thought too. Did he (Murray) think...

My initial thought too. Did he (Murray) think that heíd get away with shooting Oliver, and then the gunfight with the cops? OK...maybe he gets one or two cops. But then youíre the target of EVERY cop...
05-09-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By _ForceD_

Are you near an Aldi food store? A couple of...

Are you near an Aldi food store? A couple of years ago they (yes, Aldi) had a nice one available in stores here in the U.S. for only $25 (US). Hereís a link to one on the Aldi UK website for just...
05-07-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,465
Posted By _ForceD_

Would you buy it in that condition? I mean...

Would you buy it in that condition? I mean apparently TPC is known for selling quality bike in impeccable condition. IMO...the hole in the fork does make it ďbroken.Ē

Dan
04-29-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By _ForceD_

Except that he made it their business when he...

Except that he made it their business when he yelled out the question to them.

Dan
04-22-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By _ForceD_

In the pics I see of it online...it looks like...

In the pics I see of it online...it looks like thereís an adjustable nut on the linkage between the clamp handle and the top clamp jaw.

Dan
04-22-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By _ForceD_

If itís similar to the Park PCS-1 (which I...

If itís similar to the Park PCS-1 (which I have)...right behind the clamp handle where the tension spring connects to it...there is a finger bolt that connects the spring to the clamp. There are...
04-13-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,181
Posted By _ForceD_

Why would one have a bike share bike loaded in...

Why would one have a bike share bike loaded in their SUV?

Dan
04-12-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur itís not my/our problem. Still, my wife...

Concur itís not my/our problem. Still, my wife and I...as a cyclist myself...didnít want to see the guy get hurt. In regard to ď10 WheelsĒ comment above...actually we did slow down briefly. At that...
04-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By _ForceD_

Tailgating bicyclist.

I am strictly a road cyclist. I like to think that out there on the road I am obeying rules of the road, trying to keep myself safe, and trying not to be a nuisance to drivers. Obviously not all of...
04-11-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By _ForceD_

I canít find it now. But a year or so ago I was...

I canít find it now. But a year or so ago I was wondering about the discarding of water bottles...and if there was/is a written rule governing it. Sure enough the rule I read on the UCI website...
04-08-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur with above. Just because you canít ride...

Concur with above. Just because you canít ride with no hands doesnít mean the frame is bent. Once on a rebuild I inadvertently replace the top and bottom bearing races for the headset inverted (top...
04-04-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah...it Ďprobablyí wouldnít make much...

Yeah...it Ďprobablyí wouldnít make much difference (using a circular clamp). But I think Iíd try to stick with the existing clamp since itís already the correct shape.
Good luck.

Dan
04-04-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By _ForceD_

Oh...so there are two holes going through the...

Oh...so there are two holes going through the clamp...one above the other. Well...Iíd still think you could use a QR clamp like the one I posed. You may need to drill out which ever hole you use for...
04-04-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By _ForceD_

It says in your OP that there are two bolts. I...

It says in your OP that there are two bolts. I see only one. You could take it out and replace it with one of these.
...
04-03-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By _ForceD_

Iím not a nail polish expert...but I think pretty...

Iím not a nail polish expert...but I think pretty much ALL nail polishes are that. Why not splurge the <$10 and get your own bottle to keep with your bike stuff and never have to bother wifey for...
04-02-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry. I guess I misunderstood your OP. Sounded...

Sorry. I guess I misunderstood your OP. Sounded to me like you want to maintain downtube shifters but just Shimano indexed.

Dan
04-02-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,553
Posted By _ForceD_

Iíd fancy a f@g. Maybe even a spliff. Itíll...

Iíd fancy a f@g. Maybe even a spliff. Itíll settle my arse because of all the adverts these plonkers have flashing on my screen.

Dan
04-01-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By _ForceD_

I bought and tried one of these for my old steel...

I bought and tried one of these for my old steel 70s Motobecane. It had the same exact shifter setup that you describe. It works just fine but I didnít like how far off the dow tube the shifters and...
03-30-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,648
Posted By _ForceD_

The ship stuck in the Suez Canal...the EVER...

The ship stuck in the Suez Canal...the EVER GIVEN...was enroute to Europe. But there were likely ships delayed by its beaching with bicycles and parts on them destine for U.S. ports.
...
03-29-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By _ForceD_

No rear brake? I donít see the caliper, nor cable...

No rear brake? I donít see the caliper, nor cable coming off the RIGHT lever.

Dan
03-28-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,537
Posted By _ForceD_

In a bicycle-motor vehicle confrontation...the...

In a bicycle-motor vehicle confrontation...the motor vehicle is going to win. And the operator of the bicycle is also at the mercy of the motor vehicle, and its operator. The chance of having a...
03-26-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By _ForceD_

This is for a Cannondale but looks like what you...

This is for a Cannondale but looks like what you may need.

https://cannondaleexperts.com/products/cannondale-bottom-bracket-double-cable-guide-for-evo-kp195?variant=31414228648073

Dan
03-26-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By _ForceD_

Fiber Grip paste is specifically for this issue. ...

Fiber Grip paste is specifically for this issue.
Usually available at your LBS.

https://www.amazon.com/Finish-Line-Carbon-Bicycle-Assembly/dp/B018FT9HOW

Dan
03-24-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,831
Posted By _ForceD_

This month (March 2021) I have been ďa runnerĒ...

This month (March 2021) I have been ďa runnerĒ for 45 years. About a dozen Marathons, dozens of Ĺ Marathons, and lots of other races and runs in that time. As a 9th grader in the in March of 1976 I...
03-20-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By _ForceD_

I had a steel frame and fork powder coated and am...

I had a steel frame and fork powder coated and am very happy with the outcome. In my area, the process cost about $150. As others have pointed out when similar questions about stripping and painting...
03-18-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,106
Posted By _ForceD_

You didnít mention in the OP...is this an indexed...

You didnít mention in the OP...is this an indexed or friction shifting system? If itís friction...you should probably be able to use just about any derailleur.

Dan
03-18-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,102
Posted By _ForceD_

Well...I havenít broken a collar bone. But, I did...

Well...I havenít broken a collar bone. But, I did need to have surgery for a torn rotator cuff several years ago in my early 50s. (And have had numerous other sidelining injuries/surgeries.) As an...
03-16-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 865
Posted By _ForceD_

Iíve kind of wondered why the Presta valve core...

Iíve kind of wondered why the Presta valve core is removable to begin with (although not all Presta valve cores are removable). And of course some Schrader cores are removable too. Why? Price-wise,...
03-13-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By _ForceD_

OK. We get it. You can and have ridden LOTS of...

OK. We get it. You can and have ridden LOTS of miles. Impressive. But that is NOT what the OP needs. Why do you keep insisting that he needs to ride 500 miles a week to get, and be heart healthy?
...
03-13-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By _ForceD_

WHAT? Five-hundred miles a week is a ridiculous...

WHAT? Five-hundred miles a week is a ridiculous recommendation for this case. Yes, see a cardiologist. Yes begin slowly and increase sensibly. But you do NOT have to be able to ride 500 miles per...
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