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07-23-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,373
Posted By scott967

In Hawaii last year they changed the law so...

In Hawaii last year they changed the law so low-powered ebikes (750 watt / pedals / 20 mph per federal law) are defined as "bicycles", so they can go anywhere a bike can go. Any ebike that doesn't...
07-18-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 647
Posted By scott967

I use a Chinese ultrasound set the temp to 30C. ...

I use a Chinese ultrasound set the temp to 30C. I use OMS which I guess is naptha, then paint thinner, then denatured alcohol. About 10 min each. Comes out squeaky clean. Then throw it in my wax...
07-18-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,342
Posted By scott967

You can shave, but then you have to talk I-Tay . ...

You can shave, but then you have to talk I-Tay .

scott s.
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07-14-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By scott967

Just came across this thread now. I had to spend...

Just came across this thread now. I had to spend over a year on westbank New Orleans getting my 96 yo father out of his house and business property (after retiring he opened a small body/repair shop...
07-09-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By scott967

I've done a lot of riding on 23 mm road tires,...

I've done a lot of riding on 23 mm road tires, but more of the puncture resistant style. The problem is mainly speed, though if the sand is too deep it will pretty much stop you. My biggest problem...
07-01-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,643
Posted By scott967

Used to live in Annapolis, but that was before...

Used to live in Annapolis, but that was before RAAM ended there. I think it would be kind of cool to see the finishers, but like sailing you don't know when day or night it's going to be. I...
07-01-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By scott967

I think Roubaix is BSA bottom bracket versus BB86...

I think Roubaix is BSA bottom bracket versus BB86 on the Argon, which is a big deal for many. I recommend taking a close look at the stack and reach numbers, as Roubaix has typically been outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,099
Posted By scott967

Have one that came as part of SRAM Red FD...

Have one that came as part of SRAM Red FD (compact crank if it makes a diff). Trivial to set up so haven't given it much thought. But I have dropped a chain inside on carbon a couple times with no...
06-29-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,283
Posted By scott967

Unfortunately with the selfie generation, mugging...

Unfortunately with the selfie generation, mugging for the camera is not some one-off behavior. I've seen plenty of close calls on televised races where the spectator gets tunnel vision and is...
06-28-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,283
Posted By scott967

I think it's pretty obvious ASO and really all...

I think it's pretty obvious ASO and really all events promote fans approaching the route, except barricades at the finish and on the top of climbs. So for a racer, it's part of the job dealing with...
06-22-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,172
Posted By scott967

Keep in mind also rules if you are / were...

Keep in mind also rules if you are / were married. But things are a bit simpler now, they took away some ways you could game the system. (Example, I was born in Nov 53 so at my FRA I started taking...
06-21-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By scott967

Don't have a suggestion. I rode 23 Armadillos...

Don't have a suggestion. I rode 23 Armadillos for may years and they were pretty good, but was interested in better performance. Tried the Conti Grand Prix wasn't happy, and the GP4000 everyone...
06-21-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By scott967

Here's the problem I see: You have a bike, but...

Here's the problem I see: You have a bike, but want something new. You like your saddle, your cockpit is "good enough" and you have plenty of wheels. So you find a frame you like. You want SRAM...
06-05-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By scott967

Dremel them out. That's what I had to do on a...

Dremel them out. That's what I had to do on a PF30. I don't know your bike BB configuration, but hammering like heck to get a bearing out will get you an early end of life for the frame.

scott s....
06-05-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,715
Posted By scott967

There's some thread drift. The simple reason why...

There's some thread drift. The simple reason why road penalties aren't higher is that as a society, we recognize (or maybe rationalize is a better term) that being able to move about by vehicle is...
06-05-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,176
Posted By scott967

That's great. For me, I remember that I could do...

That's great. For me, I remember that I could do 40 without any prep, but to get to 50 and beyond, I had to put some real miles in or it was a killer.

scott s.
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05-30-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,936
Posted By scott967

My worst (from perceived danger) passes have been...

My worst (from perceived danger) passes have been from motorcyclists abreast or even echeloned, and that includes our local HPD cops. The guy on the right just will not move over for anything.
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05-23-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,936
Posted By scott967

My closest passes are always motorcycles riding 2...

My closest passes are always motorcycles riding 2 abreast.

scott s.
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05-15-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By scott967

You have to do what you have to do. I spent...

You have to do what you have to do. I spent 1-1/2 years down on westbank of New Orleans getting my 95 yo father out of his house and his small auto repair/body shop business. He had about 25 old...
05-15-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,886
Posted By scott967

No issue in Hawaii, though folks here are quick...

No issue in Hawaii, though folks here are quick to panic buy anything based on "coconut wireless" stories. Price at the cheapest has gone from about $2.70 last year after Covid to $3.45 today.

On...
05-15-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,112
Posted By scott967

The correct answer is, switch to wax. But if you...

The correct answer is, switch to wax. But if you insist on oil, then my method is to use different sections of rag until the whole thing is filthy, then throw in trash. If I have "microfibre" or...
05-08-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By scott967

Check out Bikehand. I know a few forumites use...

Check out Bikehand. I know a few forumites use it. I was also a "who needs a repair stand" guy, but after I got it I realized how much nicer it made life. I store my bike in the stand. Beats...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By scott967

It looks to me that 3D30 crank is compatible with...

It looks to me that 3D30 crank is compatible with BB386? So that means it is a long spindle and in traditional BBRight needs an outboard spacer as you need a total of about 90mm. So the typical...
04-26-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,721
Posted By scott967

Can't really relate, as I've never been able to...

Can't really relate, as I've never been able to significantly elevate heart rate while weight training. Nor have I seen the need to. Intensity to me means number of reps to failure. But at 67 I...
04-08-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By scott967

I never see anything that decent on CL around...

I never see anything that decent on CL around here for less than $300. I would jump on any of those if it fit.

scott s.
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04-02-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By scott967

Older frame? If square taper a crank puller and...

Older frame? If square taper a crank puller and the appropriate spanners to remove the cups. Maybe a wrench for a threaded steerer (though adjustable wrench might work in a pinch). Tool to remove...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By scott967

I have a loose PF30 Al shell in crabon. It...

I have a loose PF30 Al shell in crabon. It allows the cranks arms to move quite a bit. I checked out Calfee and didn't directly ask them but they state up front they don't do alloy to carbon...
03-28-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,755
Posted By scott967

Been on clipless since around the late 80s when I...

Been on clipless since around the late 80s when I bought some Looks from Performance or Nashbar (using the quaint thing called mail-order where they sent you catalogs with the order slip in the...
03-25-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,987
Posted By scott967

That if you walk into what's probably the biggest...

That if you walk into what's probably the biggest bike shop in town (3 branches) it has always been (or at least 20 years) a Specialized shop (bikes, accessories, everything) so for a new customer...
03-22-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,987
Posted By scott967

Why do people come here asking about Trek/Spesh? ...

Why do people come here asking about Trek/Spesh? Well the ones looking for a big box bike get a beat down here, so don't come back. So the next step is someone looking for an LBS bike, and no...
03-19-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By scott967

Agree that it sounds like OEM (or multi-unit buy)...

Agree that it sounds like OEM (or multi-unit buy) vs retail packaging. Also with any computer item marketed as "gaming" has the most intricate boxing, so you can have your "unboxing" video. Think...
03-19-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By scott967

That's not my experience. Have had episodes of...

That's not my experience. Have had episodes of cars exiting parking lot driveways almost taking me out while running on the left sidewalk. So I tried to quit doing it. But in OPs situation it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,365
Posted By scott967

But most marketed "endurance" bikes also feature...

But most marketed "endurance" bikes also feature more compliance, via wider tire, rubber suspension bits, etc. even if you can get identical fit.

scott s.
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03-14-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By scott967

There's this one:...

There's this one: https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/pack-hanger-alignment-tool that uses the dropouts as reference vice wheel rim. Downside is you need a set of adapters for through-axle...
03-13-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,690
Posted By scott967

For me, when someone decided super-slammed bar...

For me, when someone decided super-slammed bar was required for a "road" bike, I started looking for something with a bit more forgiving stack/reach numbers. But the trend seems to be for...
03-10-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,996
Posted By scott967

Don't try to pound in your bar end plug with your...

Don't try to pound in your bar end plug with your hand while riding. Don't ask me how I know.

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03-10-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
Posted By scott967

I doubt many drivers (who aren't cyclists) have...

I doubt many drivers (who aren't cyclists) have any idea about "technical bridge crossings" so expecting them to understand that you are taking the lane for safety is probably unrealistic.

scott...
03-10-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,775
Posted By scott967

I blame the design, as it encourages cyclists to...

I blame the design, as it encourages cyclists to exit the bike path and continue on a crosswalk. There's no signage or other assistance to right-turning vehicles warning of possible conflict. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,694
Posted By scott967

Can you even find Red Etap (I assume you are...

Can you even find Red Etap (I assume you are referring to 11spd) these days? Maybe Force Etap AXS x2?

scott s.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By scott967

Like the feel of the lizard skin but doesn't wear...

Like the feel of the lizard skin but doesn't wear well for the price, so switched to fizik.

scott s.
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02-12-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,491
Posted By scott967

When I first went compact I had an 11-32 and...

When I first went compact I had an 11-32 and could do most of my riding in the 50. Swapped out for a 12-27 and now use both rings pretty much.

I've been looking at Sram Force AXS x2 but don't have...
02-12-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,833
Posted By scott967

Disagree, at least in the context of Deming. ...

Disagree, at least in the context of Deming. What you need is a repeatable process that can meet six sigma. Testing in QC is kind of a losing proposition. But I suspect most of these places don't...
02-12-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,572
Posted By scott967

Not sure why you take the 5 instead of the 101 /...

Not sure why you take the 5 instead of the 101 / Ventura Fwy up to Salinas and cut over from there.

I did check Google and Carmel Valley Rd to Arroyo Seco in Salinas Valley to Greenfield would get...
02-12-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By scott967

Regardless of the actual condition, I suspect...

Regardless of the actual condition, I suspect after an experience like that it would help your confidence to have a new frameset.

scott s.
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02-12-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,572
Posted By scott967

I have a home (now a rental) off of Resevation...

I have a home (now a rental) off of Resevation Rd, if you want a flat detour that is the way. But if you like climbing, consider going down to Carmel Valley and go over the mountains that way. ...
02-07-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,120
Posted By scott967

Bought a bike stand. The thing is so convenient...

Bought a bike stand. The thing is so convenient that is now where I store my bike. For years I would just lean them on a garage wall (actually wore through the edge of saddle and bar tape). The...
02-07-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,802
Posted By scott967

Been lifting for about 40 years (4x a week for a...

Been lifting for about 40 years (4x a week for a long time, but when I got more into biking down to 3x), so it's a lifestyle thing. But I had to leave town to take care of my Dad for a year and a...
01-18-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,162
Posted By scott967

I pretty much just use a driver bit set these...

I pretty much just use a driver bit set these days. I do have a standard L-set, and also a 3/8 drive socket set mostly I use that for pulling/installing cranks or pedals with high torque...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By scott967

Paralane has a huge geometry difference from...

Paralane has a huge geometry difference from Izalco Max. I would be looking in that direction if you want endurance geometry.
01-10-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By scott967

I have actually sent in letters removing me from...

I have actually sent in letters removing me from the class settlement. But it's a hassle. I once got called by a reporter asking why I withdrew -- said I had not interest in making lawyers rich. ...
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