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04-16-24, 10:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,105
Posted By Black wallnut

For that location, put it in a vise on top of a...

For that location, put it in a vise on top of a drill press table. Use a plunge cutting end mill to clean up the surface of the screw, then center drill then drill to tap drill size then tap. Using...
04-15-24, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,130
Posted By Black wallnut

You have such an amazing open mind! I am sure...

You have such an amazing open mind! I am sure they will not miss your dollars or preconceived ideas about them.
04-08-24, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Black wallnut

From national Audubon Society... ya want a...

From national Audubon Society... ya want a tern...
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02-26-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,202
Posted By Black wallnut

Umm Yeah I know the common usage for take-off....

Umm Yeah I know the common usage for take-off. I've just not seen bikes come equipped with clipless pedals when new. Flat test ride pedals yes, but SPD SL's nope. Maybe I just don't get out much. ;)
02-23-24, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Black wallnut

Goals are important. Trying to increase average...

Goals are important. Trying to increase average speed 4 mph in 500 miles annually doesn't seem reasonable or achievable. Quality before quantity makes sense. Good luck on your quest.
02-19-24, 05:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,722
Posted By Black wallnut

Preservative free... contains salt.... if only...

Preservative free... contains salt.... if only there was truth in labeling laws. Salt is a preservative, in fact it might be said to be the preservative.
02-19-24, 03:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,207
Posted By Black wallnut

Absolute ********! how many acres do you farm and...

Absolute ********! how many acres do you farm and where? Growers do not kill wheat. They let it go through the natural cycle. I spent 5 years in the Ag fertilizer/chemical business where the...
02-09-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Black wallnut

You would have been better served by going to a...

You would have been better served by going to a mud tire. Watch a few CX replays on youtube. Usually at the beginning they show what tire tread each rider in the front row is using. Lots can be...
01-19-24, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By Black wallnut

Looks pretty useless to me. The lack of data for...

Looks pretty useless to me. The lack of data for my area means it has little value. I live in a small city. The locations of cycling v auto accidents are well known to the City.
01-08-24, 04:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,817
Posted By Black wallnut

I was an early subscriber. Many of the road...

I was an early subscriber. Many of the road segments in my local area were made by me. I was an early paid subscriber as well. I have dropped the paid part twice and came back twice. The first time...
01-02-24, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,002
Posted By Black wallnut

All of Bike Forums seems to be full of folks that...

All of Bike Forums seems to be full of folks that are averse to anything pertaining to training or tracked improvement. Those types seem to be compelled for whatever reasons known only to themselves...
12-27-23, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,176
Posted By Black wallnut

voyager1 you're asking a few questions. Swift is...

voyager1 you're asking a few questions. Swift is a trucking company with a propensity for crashing, Zwift is a indoor cycling and running app/ game. I recommend their HUB trainer along with the...
12-08-23, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Black wallnut

Real hard to discuss this without bringing up...

Real hard to discuss this without bringing up politics. I don't ride in gun free zones.
11-24-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,610
Posted By Black wallnut

I was not. I served as an adult leader for years,...

I was not. I served as an adult leader for years, about 10 IIRC. Funny thing is during that time my fitness decreased until near the end of it when I discovered cycling. One troop that I was...
11-16-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,213
Posted By Black wallnut

It's going to the old days of VPN with a spoofed...

It's going to the old days of VPN with a spoofed European ip and Eurosport.
11-15-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,474
Posted By Black wallnut

NO! WD 40 would be a poor choice at either but...

NO! WD 40 would be a poor choice at either but especially at the shifter. WD40 has a lot of uses, bikes is not one of them. Any lube applied to the shifter is likely to attract dust, dirt or sand...
11-15-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,556
Posted By Black wallnut

Depends on the ride. Long unsupported ride,...

Depends on the ride. Long unsupported ride, patch. Shorter ride or supported ride replace tube. Also depends on where ride is. In a city replace, stop by bike shop, buy another tube, continue....
11-09-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,300
Posted By Black wallnut

At some point you will be replacing cables. Hope...

At some point you will be replacing cables. Hope you live and ride in a flat area. When your shifter cable breaks on your road bike you will have a small ring only or small cog only for the duration...
11-02-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
Posted By Black wallnut

You missed the fact that helicoil repair kits...

You missed the fact that helicoil repair kits come with inserts, a tap of the required size and an install tool. Your statement about a smooth sided hole is incorrect, or incomplete. Is this due to...
11-02-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,088
Posted By Black wallnut

Not cycling, and not VO2 but I know this to be...

Not cycling, and not VO2 but I know this to be true. My best 1600 meter time in high school (1981) proves it so. 4:36, jr varsity second place district meet. Then in Varsity district only the top 16...
10-24-23, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,180
Posted By Black wallnut

Cam adjustment should be , once set a simple...

Cam adjustment should be , once set a simple single move of lever from all the way open to fully locked. My current clamp requires turning before using cam.[/color]

inside, outside, on hard...
10-23-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,333
Posted By Black wallnut

I use Cinelli cork tape and have given up on...

I use Cinelli cork tape and have given up on gloves except for cold weather. To keep from hurting your hands in a fall, choose to not fall.
10-11-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By Black wallnut

terrymorse is the heatmap included in the free...

terrymorse is the heatmap included in the free version of RWGPS? I believe it is a paid subscription item on Strava. Nice feature.

Agree with ones mind being the best place.... but not everyone...
10-06-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Black wallnut

Curious. First post. With a url but not much...

Curious. First post. With a url but not much explanation.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 04:34 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,423
Posted By Black wallnut

There seems to be lots of members here that treat...

There seems to be lots of members here that treat with disdain any who are interested in improvement and motivated by athletic progress. So much so that they feel compelled to jump in a thread like...
09-20-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,313
Posted By Black wallnut

It depends. Too many variables to say. Flat...

It depends. Too many variables to say. Flat terrain with no interruptions paired with a steady cadence results in few shifts. Stops and terrain changes that as does the riders fitness relative to the...
09-20-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,650
Posted By Black wallnut

What shifter and derailleur? Two screws adjust...

What shifter and derailleur? Two screws adjust limits. Once set they need to be left alone. Third screw is the "b" screw and is used to adjust the gap between the derailleur jockey wheel and the...
09-18-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By Black wallnut

I have heard it referred to as the California...

I have heard it referred to as the California cross. MY Roubiax has been set up that way since I purchased it 37K miles ago except for one time when I re-cabled, which I do at least once a year. It...
09-14-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,763
Posted By Black wallnut

Thanks tempocyclist for correcting my errors in...

Thanks tempocyclist for correcting my errors in terminology. To me the difference between the two is moot. In workouts the app controls the resistance, granted based on power targets, while outside...
08-21-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,609
Posted By Black wallnut

I didn't miss your point. I have an opposing...

I didn't miss your point. I have an opposing view. The way the law works is there are always more than one side. A judge or a jury decides which is more correct given the circumstances.
08-18-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,099
Posted By Black wallnut

My freshman year in HS I ran a 4:53 mile. My...

My freshman year in HS I ran a 4:53 mile. My Junior year took second in District JV with a 4:36 mile. Best half IIRC was 2:13. IN CC senior year was 3rd to 5th man on team depending on the race. Then...
08-15-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,870
Posted By Black wallnut

I've seen a few moose on that trail but never a...

I've seen a few moose on that trail but never a bull. A number of deer too, often right on the edge. I mostly have parked at Plummer and gone 20-25 miles before turning back. Have done more a few...
08-10-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By Black wallnut

Really big riders don't buy Castelli.

Really big riders don't buy Castelli.
08-10-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,711
Posted By Black wallnut

Years ago I used myfitnesspal to track calories....

Years ago I used myfitnesspal to track calories. I logged everything and consulted my app before making choices late in the day after a bike ride. In regards to dinner and if I was to have an adult...
08-09-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By Black wallnut

Left edge to left edge is equal to center to...

Left edge to left edge is equal to center to center. Iride01 this is a bicycle forum, not a machinists forum. In that context ruler is an appropriate term. He could also use a machinists rule.
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08-03-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,478
Posted By Black wallnut

Folks don't seem to check references anymore....

Folks don't seem to check references anymore. Thus we have rants on internet forums. My thoughts are you roll the dice and take your chances. If you can afford a $7k bike build then perhaps you...
08-02-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,028
Posted By Black wallnut

But you are so missing the opportunity to rant on...

But you are so missing the opportunity to rant on Bike forums about a soulless company lying... and shirking responsibility for a fastener that the LBS failed to tighten per their obligations under...
08-01-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,298
Posted By Black wallnut

Sure we don't need any presumption of innocence...

Sure we don't need any presumption of innocence in our laws. I mean there has never been malicious prosecution, never was there a law enforcement officer just looking to make an arrest in Miranda....
07-28-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,028
Posted By Black wallnut

A big red marker to correct the run on...

A big red marker to correct the run on sentences... for some reason that just irks me today!
07-28-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,960
Posted By Black wallnut

Speaking of chipseal. Mostly all I get to ride on...

Speaking of chipseal. Mostly all I get to ride on by the way, unless I travel or ride gravel. As chipseal ages it wears and settles smoothing out. Locally they are on as near as I can tell a 5 year...
07-25-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Black wallnut

yeah, sometimes the OP adds the clarification you...

yeah, sometimes the OP adds the clarification you seek such as in this case 1 hour 26 minutes before your post.

spinconn If the bars were not bent and it was only your shifter it might be safe to...
07-21-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,640
Posted By Black wallnut

FIFY Worst two things about wool are that it...

FIFY

Worst two things about wool are that it may cause itching and has real durability issues. A third issue is special washing instructions depending on wool and blend. I have used smartwool and...
07-20-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,110
Posted By Black wallnut

Padding puts pressure on soft tissues. Your sit...

Padding puts pressure on soft tissues. Your sit bones are what support your weight. Once you are accustomed to pressure on sit bones alone it really is more comfortable.
07-14-23, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 705
Posted By Black wallnut

Did you reseat the wheel in the dropout once it...

Did you reseat the wheel in the dropout once it was on the ground? Sounds like slight misalignment to me. those two screws are limit stops.
07-13-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By Black wallnut

LOl at least you have a sense of humor! I've been...

LOl at least you have a sense of humor! I've been a heavy rider since long before starting to ride. I have not shirked from climbs, even hard ones. Doesn't make me any better than anyone. Everyone...
07-06-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,457
Posted By Black wallnut

Yellow or pink for the win, month depending.

Yellow or pink for the win, month depending.
06-29-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,997
Posted By Black wallnut

This thread needs a bunch of Rule 5...

This thread needs a bunch of Rule 5 (https://www.velominati.com/)!
06-28-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,099
Posted By Black wallnut

.3mm is 11/1000" or as a decimal .011" Most cheap...

.3mm is 11/1000" or as a decimal .011" Most cheap calipers will give you .001" precision. Real quality machinists tools will give you .0005", some if you spend a pile will give you .0001", some even...
06-28-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,997
Posted By Black wallnut

No need to feel shame during cross training. I...

No need to feel shame during cross training. I have stopped on hill climbs for rather short breaks. I have abandoned my route or turned around early as well. I may have walked some hills when I first...
06-21-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By Black wallnut

[QUOTE=Sierra_rider;22929727]I've got a K-edge...

[QUOTE=Sierra_rider;22929727]I've got a K-edge out front holder on my main road bike and my Enduro bike. My gravel bike just has the stock Garmin mount.

On my XC bike, the 'out front' holders...
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