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Forum: Road Cycling 12-05-15, 11:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,822
Posted By rdtindsm
Back in the days of tapered bb spindles, I would...

Back in the days of tapered bb spindles, I would occasionally have my left crank fall off. I bought a torque wrench and found that I was only torque to 1/2 the recommended value. Problem solved.
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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-30-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,206
Posted By rdtindsm
I've ridden in Tibet and Nepal. Always amused...

I've ridden in Tibet and Nepal. Always amused when I would catch somebody on a heavy single speed chinese/indian bike and the rider would speed up to "race" me. I was on MTB with panniers in Nepal.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-30-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,781
Posted By rdtindsm
I was goin' downhill doing ninety miles an hour ...

I was goin' downhill doing ninety miles an hour
When the chain on my bicycle broke
I was skinned all over by the rocks and the gravel
And was punctured to death by the spokes

'm not braggin...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-24-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By rdtindsm
Use a pair of shoes that are extra large to use...

Use a pair of shoes that are extra large to use an extra layer of socks or neoprene socks. My personal preference is external neoprene booties and heavy wool socks. Lots of room to encourage...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-22-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By rdtindsm
In the late seventies a group of us from the...

In the late seventies a group of us from the upper Midwest were in Austin for about 10 weeks of early season training. We were at a bar, probably being entertained by the grop Riders in the Sky, sort...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-16-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,610
Posted By rdtindsm
If you can get someone to hold you, you can learn...

If you can get someone to hold you, you can learn to ride in a very short time, maybe 5 min.

Support the rider with one hand on the head tube and the other on the seat post with your torso/...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-10-15, 11:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,413
Posted By rdtindsm
johnnyguy: I use the Berthet on a 1999...

johnnyguy:
I use the Berthet on a 1999 Litespeed Ultima, the Brooks B17 Imperial on my Kestral, and the Selle Anatomia replaces the saddle on the Precor Exercycle at the gym. The Berthet probably...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-10-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By rdtindsm
I tried to be cheap by using an 11 fd on a 10 spd...

I tried to be cheap by using an 11 fd on a 10 spd chain. Finally changed it because I had trouble trimming it correctly. That was on a campy system that didn't depend on pull ratios because it has a...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-10-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,413
Posted By rdtindsm
SMP 209, et, all.

I have particular trouble with tender skin in the crease of my crotch due to many years of the minor abrasion that can occur in that area. Excessive milage creates an open wound. It turns out that...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-25-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,577
Posted By rdtindsm
OP here. RAGBRAI is held on open roads. While...

OP here. RAGBRAI is held on open roads. While there is some degree of traffic control to minimize car / bike conflict, the roads are not closed to auto traffic and the cyclists are allowed to ride...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-23-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By rdtindsm
I've been using CREE chinese headlamps off e-bay...

I've been using CREE chinese headlamps off e-bay as referenced above, ones that use a head strap. Have three.

Some are better than others, but they are cheap enough you can try two or three. The...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-05-15, 12:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,148
Posted By rdtindsm
I recently bought the Kestral Evoke, and have...

I recently bought the Kestral Evoke, and have several comments.

The frame is has a bb30 BB and uses an adapter for the Ultegra crank. BB30 has a reputation for creaking and my frame developed a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-05-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By rdtindsm
I use a commercial quality Precor bike at my...

I use a commercial quality Precor bike at my fitness club. While there seem to be some idiosyncrasies in its measurements, I find that the speed displayed to compare closely to my road output. Back...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-29-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,284
Posted By rdtindsm
You can find the doppelganger to the Nashbar...

You can find the doppelganger to the Nashbar double wireless unit on e-bay under the brand "XLC" for $36.95 buy it now price, free shipping. It is the exact same unit as the Nashbar device,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-05-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,577
Posted By rdtindsm
Cop rant.

I assume I don't need to explain what RAGBRAI is, but you can't really understand it unless you've been there. The roads are open, but anyone is fool for being on the route in a car unless you have...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-14-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By rdtindsm
epic fails in bike mfg

Ran over my road bike a month ago forgot it was leaning against the passenger side of the car. But the good news is that BD was having a sale on full Ultegra Kestral Evoke.

Within the first...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-14-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,833
Posted By rdtindsm
I bought a BD bike that had a triple on it when I...

I bought a BD bike that had a triple on it when I got back into some serious riding. I put something like a 12-23 (might have been a 13 and or 22).

I am getting old, 67, and the need for big...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,034
Posted By rdtindsm
I roll my own using STP oil treatment and mineral...

I roll my own using STP oil treatment and mineral oil about 1/3.

There is not a lot of lube on the chain once the carrier dries, just a thin coat of thick oil. Doesn't pick up a lot of dirt,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-01-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By rdtindsm
10speed & bill kapuan: Exactly what I'm looking...

10speed & bill kapuan: Exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-01-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By rdtindsm
single serving patch glue?

I bought some stick on patches at Wally World with the idea of using them as a backup for my spare tube and multiple flats.

So today, had a pinch flat and I had missed half of the snake bite on...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-24-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By rdtindsm
convert shimano 10 spd wheel to 9?

Ran over one of my bikes destroying the frame. Since N+1 is the proper number of bikes, I found a great deal on an ultegra equipped 11 spd to go with my lightspeed 9 spd w/ Chorus. .

The back...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-23-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By rdtindsm
need 9 speed campy cassette.

Have a bike with 9 speed chorus short cage. IIRC, the free hub is aluminum. I currently have a 12(13?) - 22 on it which will get me buy on most rides I do here in central IA. But my bones are getting...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-19-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By rdtindsm
chinese carbon hbar - flattened top profile

Didn't go into the garage with a roof full of bikes, but I did lean it up against the car on passenger side, read the headlines of my newspaper, then back out of parking space, and drove over it. Had...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-12-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By rdtindsm
White shorts are an incredibly poor choice. ...

White shorts are an incredibly poor choice.

One convenience store clerk sued her employer for sexual harassment after she was exposed to a cyclist entering the store wearing white cycling...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-12-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By rdtindsm
I used to race and this advice is slanted that...

I used to race and this advice is slanted that way, but I'll temper it later.

Faster is better. I used to occasionally ride with the ride with the Van deVelde family in Illinois. The family...
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