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11-16-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,763
Posted By dkatz1

I have this light, and it does a great job. I can...

I have this light, and it does a great job. I can see a good distance down the road, AND see the road surface. It's ike a motorcycle light.... Well, in your budget, and they have one model that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,218
Posted By dkatz1

I don't have a bell. I notice there are some...

I don't have a bell. I notice there are some people who constantly use theirs.
When it seems necessary I say, "on your left". Most of the time it doesn't seem necessary and I don't.
11-01-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,407
Posted By dkatz1

I tried one once. I could NOT figure out how to...

I tried one once.
I could NOT figure out how to work it.
11-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,407
Posted By dkatz1

I have triples. But i understand why many (most?)...

I have triples. But i understand why many (most?) don't and I'm not gonna argue it.
11-01-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,561
Posted By dkatz1

I don't think most people like that are caring....

I don't think most people like that are caring. they're jerks.
The time I came closest to getting doored by a thoughtless jerk, they yelled at me to "ride on the sidewalk". It wasn't because they...
11-01-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,561
Posted By dkatz1

Well, it's use and now. There are some places...

Well, it's use and now. There are some places where I ride in bike lanes on various roads, and jerks on bikes who are in them going the wrong direction when there is no apparent reason I have ZERO...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,793
Posted By dkatz1

I don't know the model #, but it was a mavic that...

I don't know the model #, but it was a mavic that came with a set of wheels. I don't doubt there are better tubeless tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,636
Posted By dkatz1

Not exactly the same but: in 1972, I was in a...

Not exactly the same but: in 1972, I was in a head on collision: a drunk passed out, crossed the center lilne and slammed into me. I was in the hospital 65 days. In traction: broken, shattered femur...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,793
Posted By dkatz1

Before I gave up on them, I had a tubelss blow...

Before I gave up on them, I had a tubelss blow out. Not sure what caused it, but there was a good sized hole in the tire.
10-25-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,052
Posted By dkatz1

I live in waltham, MA, about ten miles from where...

I live in waltham, MA, about ten miles from where I work in Boston's back bay.
But my most regular because I want to ride is to head west on route 117, and wind up on great back, country roads in...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,913
Posted By dkatz1

I feel so lucky and grateful that we have a...

I feel so lucky and grateful that we have a genius social scientist like you to clarify this and other matters for those of us who simply don't have the mental powers to grasp the deep insights into...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,913
Posted By dkatz1

Actually, that is NOT true. It's FAKE news. ...

Actually, that is NOT true. It's FAKE news.
It's "alternate" facts. It exists only in your febrile imagination.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,913
Posted By dkatz1

Gosh. What if you dont' want to wear headphones?...

Gosh. What if you dont' want to wear headphones? I sure don't. ESPECIALLY noise canceling ones (which muck with the sound quality).
And dad summit, on a bike, it's GOOD (maybe even safe!) to be able...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,913
Posted By dkatz1

I don't think reporting a clown like that is...

I don't think reporting a clown like that is "snitching". It's not like the cyclist and the jerk are both in the mafia, or on the same cell block.
THis was a citizen, being harrased (dangerously) by...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,913
Posted By dkatz1

Report.

Report.
10-18-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,454
Posted By dkatz1

What's wrong with me? I'm prefectly happy with my...

What's wrong with me? I'm prefectly happy with my bike (which was new in 2007) and don't really want anything to change.
I am an out of it, dull-witted clod.
So be it (and if you know who I just...
10-04-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,397
Posted By dkatz1

I started out wearing jeans in a 10 mile commute...

I started out wearing jeans in a 10 mile commute to work (place I teach at let's faculty dress like the students). It was summer, and by the time I got there: they were soaked through with sweat....
10-04-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,397
Posted By dkatz1

Not me. When I took up riding, I thought: I...

Not me.
When I took up riding, I thought: I will NEVER wear those ridicoulus things.
Eventually, though, I got some cycling shorts that were sewn into a pair of fairly nomal looking cargo shorts....
09-20-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,431
Posted By dkatz1

Whoops! I pasted the same link in twice. I...

Whoops! I pasted the same link in twice. I thought I'd found one that played the album (and for all I know, there is). Leo, the English label that released this disc, is really crappy about putting...
09-20-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,431
Posted By dkatz1

Ha! A guy at my local bike store, Wheelworks,...

Ha! A guy at my local bike store, Wheelworks, said to me "Albert Einstein said that the three greatest inventions of the modern world were the three masted sailing ship, the refirgarator, and the...
09-20-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,868
Posted By dkatz1

I think every time is good, but I'm more likely...

I think every time is good, but I'm more likely to do every other...I usually have been riding 4 to 6 days a week. And I carry every thing I need for flats (and got rid of those damn tubless and...
09-13-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By dkatz1

my worst day of cycling

There are days I think: I don't wanna ride. I'm too tired, it's too cold, it's too hot, it's too dark, I'm too busy with other things. But almost always, if I do, anyway, I'm glad I did. The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,956
Posted By dkatz1

I have a set of Mavic UST. I HATE them with a...

I have a set of Mavic UST. I HATE them with a passion. I would like to melt them down and make cheap costume jewlry out of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,956
Posted By dkatz1

I had tubeless for a year. Same kind of...

I had tubeless for a year. Same kind of experiences. I put clinchers back on. I HATE wheels that were designed for tubeless. With great passion. I just swaped my fairly new wheels, built for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,893
Posted By dkatz1

I've been wearing helmets regularly for 21 years....

I've been wearing helmets regularly for 21 years. Two or three times I forgot my helmet. **** happens.
09-05-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By dkatz1

When I took up riding 20 years or so ago,...

When I took up riding 20 years or so ago, everything I read about it said to pump ties up all the way. But now it appears, conventional wisdom says different, so I will go with that. Though I never...
09-05-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By dkatz1

My wheels have that too, and I did that. In this...

My wheels have that too, and I did that. In this particular wheel or combination of wheel and tire, it's still pretty much impossible. I've had those worked on at TWO bike stores. GOOD bike stores,...
08-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By dkatz1

two wheel/tire questions

Was meaning to ask a question, but got one that's more important.
In 2007 I got a set of Mavic Kysrium Elite wheels. I already had a set on another bike. Not the tech monsters that I hear talk...
08-30-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,558
Posted By dkatz1

I gave up on drop handle bars for two reasons. ...

I gave up on drop handle bars for two reasons.
They were hell on my "bulging discs".
And because the arthritis in my hands is so bad I coouldn't work the brakes.
I have a road bike with flat...
08-30-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,293
Posted By dkatz1

I'm pretty sure by many definitions, I'm NOT a...

I'm pretty sure by many definitions, I'm NOT a serious rider. Though: I'm plenty serious about it, and I've gone 57,000+ miles on my bikes (s).
And I have a rack "trunk" (my custom buile IF frame...
08-23-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,030
Posted By dkatz1

Specialized....air tool, I think it's called....

Specialized....air tool, I think it's called. Great pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,373
Posted By dkatz1

Good grief! You must have a lot of time on your...

Good grief! You must have a lot of time on your hands.
As for me: I've got high cred for a few things, but no doubt dragged WAY WAY down for my load cred ones. Thing is: I don't give a crap.
08-16-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,916
Posted By dkatz1

I had a bike that silver wheels, and when i went...

I had a bike that silver wheels, and when i went to replace, only black int he wheels I wanted was available. Didn't phase me. I might object to having them different colors, but that's as far as it...
08-16-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,691
Posted By dkatz1

I have orthopedic issues that make clipless not...

I have orthopedic issues that make clipless not really possible. I wore toe clips for several years. Then i switche to straps, which I like a lot better than then toe clips. These were on rat trap...
08-16-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,916
Posted By dkatz1

I wouldn't care one way or the other, but my...

I wouldn't care one way or the other, but my thoughts probably dont' help you. One way or the other.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,120
Posted By dkatz1

Says here you joined this site in May 2014, and...

Says here you joined this site in May 2014, and you only took your first ride now**********???
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,120
Posted By dkatz1

That's what I wanted to say, but this guy said it...

That's what I wanted to say, but this guy said it way better than i did.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,120
Posted By dkatz1

If that was literally your VERY FIRST ride, you...

If that was literally your VERY FIRST ride, you can't evaluate anyhthing on that. Ride regularly, even for just a few weeks, and then see how hard it is.
If you're not used to going up big hills,...
08-16-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,632
Posted By dkatz1

I remember myself and lots of kids doing tha. But...

I remember myself and lots of kids doing tha. But I don't recall ANY name for it (in Topeka, KS).
08-16-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,170
Posted By dkatz1

$6000 is cheap compared to what Luthiers and/or...

$6000 is cheap compared to what Luthiers and/or their small companies (like Benedetto) get for a custom built archtop. Check out their prices, or a variety of others. But you DO get a hand carved...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,067
Posted By dkatz1

I have both, though I prefer C02 and my hand pump...

I have both, though I prefer C02 and my hand pump is a very small one. Many people don't, but I find it easier ti put a tube back in the tire if I've put a small amount of air in it so that it has...
08-09-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,977
Posted By dkatz1

I'm inclined to think they were crappy tires (I...

I'm inclined to think they were crappy tires (I needed new wheels, and they came with them) and a run of bad luck, some of it, my fault.
For instance: I'm in my driveway on my bike, about to leave....
08-09-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,555
Posted By dkatz1

Well, I'd sell it. But instead, since you dont'...

Well, I'd sell it. But instead, since you dont' care about the money, you coudl DONATE it.
08-09-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,977
Posted By dkatz1

During the year i went tubeless,I actually had...

During the year i went tubeless,I actually had MORE flats than i was used to. I destroyed three tires. Then I quit tubeless.
08-09-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,977
Posted By dkatz1

What was the question? I object to flats.

What was the question?
I object to flats.
08-09-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,848
Posted By dkatz1

I signal left turns when it seems necessary, but...

I signal left turns when it seems necessary, but rarely single right turns. Unless of course, for some reason i deem it necessary.
08-09-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,404
Posted By dkatz1

I sometimes feel like I'm "in the zone" and even...

I sometimes feel like I'm "in the zone" and even better "at peace with the world".
But no: I NEVER have felt "sexy" on my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,322
Posted By dkatz1

I'm kind of cowardly, and avoiding crowds. But:...

I'm kind of cowardly, and avoiding crowds. But: transmission is way less likely outside, and I'm guessing that when you're in motion even less likely (?, I guess I don't know).
08-02-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,207
Posted By dkatz1

I don't know the answer to your question, but I...

I don't know the answer to your question, but I DO know that those places are NOT my favorite.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,259
Posted By dkatz1

There are the best alternative to clipless I ever...

There are the best alternative to clipless I ever tried. But theN: i abandoned them. I lfound I was happy with that type of pedal without the strap (platforrm)....
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