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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-05-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By rocdoc
Relevant scientific study

A colleague at work forwarded this clinical trial to me, and I had to share it with the community here. Not much to add, just read, make sure you read some of the comments too....
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 13,009
Posted By rocdoc
My fun ride partner, on a local trail 468868

My fun ride partner, on a local trail
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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-03-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,881
Posted By rocdoc
Yep. Interesting to read all the replies about...

Yep. Interesting to read all the replies about similar situations. Busting cyclists for not coming to a full stop sounds a lot more like harassment than safety promotion to me. There are a lot more...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-03-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,881
Posted By rocdoc
I hear you! I don't mind the trail rule...

I hear you! I don't mind the trail rule enforcement, I just don't think this is the way to do it. And the anachronism of the whole situation was funny, made me smile. I did wonder what would happen...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-03-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,881
Posted By rocdoc
Radar gun on bike path

I just thought this was funny/interesting enough to share. The other day, on a busy bike path in the DC area (the Capital Crescent trail), a portly, important- and competent-looking police officer,...
Forum: Commuting 05-29-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,650
Posted By rocdoc
After a couple of spills where the hands were the...

After a couple of spills where the hands were the only part of my body not skinned off (thanks to the biking gloves I had on), I never ride without them.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By rocdoc
Thanks everyone. Yes, I did test without the...

Thanks everyone. Yes, I did test without the chain, it seems to come from the BB-crank complex alone. However, there is no vibration to the hand, everything is spinning very solidly. Just, purring...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By rocdoc
The washer was on the actual crank axle, in the...

The washer was on the actual crank axle, in the small space between the crank and the bottom bracket. Again, it was sitting there in mid-space, looking forlorn and useless... The noise is definitely...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-15, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By rocdoc
Is it normal for a crank to purr?

Hi everyone,
I had posted about my planning to switch out my crank on my own, and after some good advice here and at my LBS, I proceeded. Lesson one: make sure your new crank fits BEFORE you take...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-28-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,049
Posted By rocdoc
The competitive cyclist measurements and fit...

The competitive cyclist measurements and fit guide was pretty good to get you close on your own, although I haven't seen it on their site recently. It involved your accurately measuring all relevant...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-22-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By rocdoc
Relatively common problem in older folks, and can...

Relatively common problem in older folks, and can have many causes. First off, check with your doctor rather than follow advice on a bike forum, always. Provided there isn't a reason that needs to be...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-22-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By rocdoc
About the change the crank on my own - bad idea?

Hi all,
I find that working on my bike can be a great escape, and I find myself enjoying cleaning, adjusting and fixing it almost as much as riding it. As a consequence, I am getting more and more...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-18-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,693
Posted By rocdoc
The TRP Spyres on my cheap (~1k) Novara bike from...

The TRP Spyres on my cheap (~1k) Novara bike from REI are pretty solid! They were very well reviewed, and my own impression confirms it. So I don't know that I would automatically exclude anything...
Forum: Commuting 05-07-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,477
Posted By rocdoc
I always do. Because everyone has a need for...

I always do. Because everyone has a need for smart conversation every once in while. No, I'm not schizophrenic. Neither am I. Don't listen to that guy!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-06-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,130
Posted By rocdoc
Since it was mentioned: yes, I fully agree that...

Since it was mentioned: yes, I fully agree that other upgrades take priority. Saddle was the first one, of course, and I think that's natural, everyone needs a saddle that fits them. I also replaced...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-06-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By rocdoc
My intro to clipping in was with these pedals...

My intro to clipping in was with these pedals from Performance: Forté Boulevard Pedals (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1167245_-1_400916__400916)
They are called Forte...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-05-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,130
Posted By rocdoc
Thanks everyone. Lots of useful information. The...

Thanks everyone. Lots of useful information. The sound decision is probably to hold off. I may go for the 105 crank instead when it comes time to upgrade, Nashbar sells them for 125, which seems like...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-04-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,130
Posted By rocdoc
FSA Gossamer crank: is it an upgrade over the Omega my bike came with?

Hi everyone,
I have a recently purchased entry level road bike, one of REI's own Novara Stradas. I really like it, and I think it was a good deal for the money. Most of the drivetrain is Shimano...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-27-15, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By rocdoc
I have a pair of Gyro Grind shoes, bought at REI....

I have a pair of Gyro Grind shoes, bought at REI. They have been excellent for me, with multi-directional SPD and a pair of cheap but excellent (to me) dual sided pedals. Off the bike they get...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-17-15, 07:44 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,065
Posted By rocdoc
I have three. Harold, Muriel and Grease...

I have three. Harold, Muriel and Grease Lightning. Yep. No shame about it at all.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,033
Posted By rocdoc
So, it's not clear to me, how do you feel about...

So, it's not clear to me, how do you feel about squeaky breaks?? :)
With the re-stated caveat that I'm a noob, I really like them. No squeaking that I could hear. I have not been into outright dirt...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-15-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By rocdoc
I'm thinking I should get a U-lock if I buy this.

I'm thinking I should get a U-lock if I buy this.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,940
Posted By rocdoc
Not all LBS are the same. Nothing is uniform. I...

Not all LBS are the same. Nothing is uniform. I use two local stores, which happen to be local branches of chain stores (REI and Performance, not a secret). There are things I get out of them that I...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,132
Posted By rocdoc
The first crash always hurts the most, indeed....

The first crash always hurts the most, indeed. Also, "expensive" is a very subjective term. My first 1k bike was expensive to me, so that first crash was painful. Physically and psychologically. Fell...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-14-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By rocdoc
I never used the warranty either, but I have...

I never used the warranty either, but I have returned parts, some clearly broken due to user error, and they took them back! Nothing but really positive experiences, and I will keep shopping there....
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