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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-30-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 146,518
Posted By wphamilton
You mean make drivers responsible for the risks...

You mean make drivers responsible for the risks they create for the rest of us? I'm with you on that, but there are a lot of attitudes that would have to change first at least in America. I've always...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-30-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,723
Posted By wphamilton
My aero commuting box is the accessory getting...

My aero commuting box is the accessory getting the most use lately, but it's not worth the cost of development to this point.

I'd have to say for the literal worth the money, the rear rack on my...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-30-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By wphamilton
[/QUOTE] I mentally adjust mine to .5 pound...

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I mentally adjust mine to .5 pound precision and even that's pushing it since readings will fluctuate up to .8 pounds. But some digital bathroom scales are accurate, if you want to pay...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-29-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 460
Posted By wphamilton
Distributed to my 3 bikes are 2 bells, 2 light...

Distributed to my 3 bikes are 2 bells, 2 light groups, 2 computers so I guess those are the awesome gadgets, but not "can't live without".

Similarly for fenders, one without and two with.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-29-16, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By wphamilton
I just checked my Amazon history, 9 chains...

I just checked my Amazon history, 9 chains purchased (including on a new bike, plus one in a local bike shop) since July 2012
Every 6-7 months a new chain, so I'm estimating the miles per chain from...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-29-16, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 640
Posted By wphamilton
Drench it and wipe it.

Drench it and wipe it.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-28-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,283
Posted By wphamilton
I misspoke: it is a 46/16, not 48. Out of the...

I misspoke: it is a 46/16, not 48. Out of the saddle climbing is part of the package.

Back to the thread topic, the difference OP's bike to a SS is a thinner chain, and she can shift of course....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 663
Posted By wphamilton
But if you do that, get in top shape first and...

But if you do that, get in top shape first and then decide whether you truly need a new bike, you run the risk of never needing a new bike. Because the bike you have may be perfectly adequate.
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Forum: Commuting 07-27-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 643
Posted By wphamilton
Like your own personal cold locker. ...

Like your own personal cold locker. Anti-bacterial you say. I like this idea - enough that I think I'll find one of those opaque freezer bags so no one will complain about my nasty shorts next to...
Forum: Commuting 07-27-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 45,357
Posted By wphamilton
I thought that a new day had dawned, when I saw...

I thought that a new day had dawned, when I saw the employee entrance was again open. It had been closed all summer for renovations, and I had high hopes that having entry there again meant that the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,283
Posted By wphamilton
I ride a 48-16 fixed gear also sometimes, since...

I ride a 48-16 fixed gear also sometimes, since December of last year. I'm 57 btw. To be blunt there are some hills that I'm flat out not going to make on this bike. But the most surprising thing...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,283
Posted By wphamilton
To me the limiting factor is power, (not how much...

To me the limiting factor is power, (not how much force I put on the pedals, not how fast I spin them). The power is how quickly you do the work of climbing. Which is, basically, how fast you're...
Forum: Commuting 07-26-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 45,357
Posted By wphamilton
Today I didn't have to deal with anyone like...

Today I didn't have to deal with anyone like yesterday's idiot thank goodness, and it was a nice relaxing ride. Maybe the humid 97 is too much for that type (wouldn't that be nice?)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 05:44 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 9,320
Posted By wphamilton
To me it means that likely this 24 year old guy...

To me it means that likely this 24 year old guy just recently passed his bar exam or whatever the bar is in Italy, hung his shingle up as a one-man shop on the internet by hiring the neighbor's kid...
Forum: Commuting 07-25-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 45,357
Posted By wphamilton
Dangerous ride on the Greenway today. I had some...

Dangerous ride on the Greenway today. I had some guy on a road bike try to cut inside me without warning as I slowed in passing a group of pedestrians. Yep, double pass on the inside, and then had...
Forum: Commuting 07-25-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,973
Posted By wphamilton
I replace the old Sora brifters with Claris...

I replace the old Sora brifters with Claris earlier this year and I couldn't be happier with it. I've use a Claris RD since May last year, I guess 5-6000 miles, no complaints about that either.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,378
Posted By wphamilton
Drilling down to first principles, carbon fiber...

Drilling down to first principles, carbon fiber composite will, theoretically, eventually fail given enough stress cycles even with small amounts of stress. I understand that it's due to the...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,833
Posted By wphamilton
The tube could serve as a tourniquet in those...

The tube could serve as a tourniquet in those survival situations, might help you escape down the river if necessary, I guess you could fashion snares with it if you need to survive on a diet of...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,192
Posted By wphamilton
Shift up, stand up and coast a few seconds to get...

Shift up, stand up and coast a few seconds to get the feel and some confidence. Ease into it, take a few pedal strokes. Do this when you're fresh, not after a hard effort.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 9,320
Posted By wphamilton
It's in his email address so it didn't take all...

It's in his email address so it didn't take all that much Googling ;) But regardless it's a real page not a fake Facebook one. He's also go a Linkedin profile but very brief - all in all, although I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,729
Posted By wphamilton
Naw I replace a chain a couple of times a year,...

Naw I replace a chain a couple of times a year, just haven't had one break in years. Big difference is my chains are $12-15 and a piece of cake to install. I'd begrudge the time and extra trip more...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 9,320
Posted By wphamilton
Plus actual business transactions of course, but...

Plus actual business transactions of course, but without a physical point of presence or business relationship with a business in the jurisdiction it's problematic. I once successfully enforced...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 9,320
Posted By wphamilton
Generally you need a business point of presence...

Generally you need a business point of presence to be under the jurisdiction for any of the laws. I would imagine that having dealerships in the US would be sufficient, unless they dealt through a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,729
Posted By wphamilton
Even if I bought $50 specialty chains needing a...

Even if I bought $50 specialty chains needing a $40 tool (looking at Amazon) I'd much rather do it than take my bike down to the shop and drop it off. It depends more on the person than the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,729
Posted By wphamilton
I draw the line somewhere way beyond something...

I draw the line somewhere way beyond something like replacing the chain. I'll pay a little more for brake pads and CO2 cartridges, some chain lube now and again.
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