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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-27-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Looigi
If the airline bike fee is $50, like Virgin and...

If the airline bike fee is $50, like Virgin and Jet Blue last I checked, it may not be worth the effort taking it apart to get it on as regular baggage.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-20-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Looigi
Around here tuneups are ~$85 and that's just for...

Around here tuneups are ~$85 and that's just for labor and consumables like lube. It includes cleaning, adjusting hubs and headset as needed, truing wheels, lubing pivots/chain, checking and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-18-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Looigi
Whatever led to an individual's current...

Whatever led to an individual's current circumstances, whether things in or beyond their control, I like to concentrate on what is currently possible.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-18-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Looigi
Since a presta valve comprises a one-way check...

Since a presta valve comprises a one-way check valve, a pump's gauge will only represent the tire's pressure while inflating the tire. That is, while slowly pushing air into the tire so that the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-18-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Looigi
I don't yet have eTap, but Shimano cassettes have...

I don't yet have eTap, but Shimano cassettes have worked find, perhaps better the SRAM cassettes, with my mech Red groups.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-18-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Looigi
Agree. Don't inordinately overthink it...

Agree. Don't inordinately overthink it excessively too much .
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-18-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By Looigi
I use Look road pedals and cleats on my mtb. ...

I use Look road pedals and cleats on my mtb. Only wimps but their foot down or have to walk.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-18-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By Looigi
I have come across people who fear or are...

I have come across people who fear or are otherwise concerned about skinny tires. They seem to think they'll be unstable, tricky to ride or lack traction. They aren't and they don't, except perhaps...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-18-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Looigi
She's fortunate to be in good enough health to do...

She's fortunate to be in good enough health to do that. I'm very fortunate too, health-wise. Others may not be so fortunate and come here to find out how others might be dealing with issues similar...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-17-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Looigi
In my experience, if I'm on a calorie restricted...

In my experience, if I'm on a calorie restricted diet and losing weight, I need to eat on rides approaching 2 hrs or longer. That means starting to eat at 1 hr in. If I'm fat and happy, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By Looigi
2016 is slightly wider and has a bit more room in...

2016 is slightly wider and has a bit more room in the toe box.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-17-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Looigi
I use a minute amount of silicone grease on the...

I use a minute amount of silicone grease on the o-rings and seals. It improves the seal and its hydrophobicity helps prevent the entry of water.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By Looigi
True, but I believe it better that they're aware...

True, but I believe it better that they're aware of the situation than if they're not. If they don't know you're there, they have no chance of reacting appropriately.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Looigi
For all legit brands, the differences between...

For all legit brands, the differences between men's and WSD bikes isn't secret. They have different geometry, fit, and components, all of which are specified. Decide based on how well the specs...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Looigi
Depends where you ride. In the Northeast there...

Depends where you ride. In the Northeast there can be more turn cues than miles in a ride. Places out West it might average 1 every 10-20 miles...or fewer. I only needed a GPS riding in the East.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-17-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By Looigi
Quite a few takes I thought were slow mo were...

Quite a few takes I thought were slow mo were actually normal speed and he was just riding that slowly. Cute Lab, horrible brake honk.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By Looigi
No magic suggestions, but it's one reason I run a...

No magic suggestions, but it's one reason I run a bright white front blinkie during the day. It alerts the oncoming driver to your presence and that vehicles oncoming to him may be moving toward his...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-17-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,093
Posted By Looigi
I like my LBS policy. Full price, fully...

I like my LBS policy. Full price, fully refundable deposit for special orders. They check the availability at the distributor to ensure timely arrival when you place your order. Most everything is...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-17-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Looigi
So how do they perform?

So how do they perform?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,967
Posted By Looigi
Still using two layers of 1 mil Kapton tape. ...

Still using two layers of 1 mil Kapton tape. Super thin and lightweight (5gm), sticks well, comes off cleanly leaving no residue, can poke through to replace a spoke and patch with a couple of 1"...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-13-16, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Looigi
My left brain is stronger than my right brain.

My left brain is stronger than my right brain.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-13-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,598
Posted By Looigi
GLONASS is a communist plot to handicap the West...

GLONASS is a communist plot to handicap the West by shortening the useful battery life of their cycling computers.

Seriously, turning it off might help battery life depending on the architecture...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-12-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Looigi
Hey, whatever works. Some bikes have diff...

Hey, whatever works. Some bikes have diff requirements like tube size, torx bits, etc., so diff bags can be convenient. I have a bag on each of my road bikes but only a single set of contents I move...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-11-16, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By Looigi
For ease of use, versatility and cost, there...

For ease of use, versatility and cost, there isn't much that beats a small 120VAC compressor with tank.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-05-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By Looigi
Are you deflating the tires to fly? It may not...

Are you deflating the tires to fly? It may not be necessary. The pressure altitude in commercial jets is maintained at 8000'. At that pressure altitude, atmospheric pressure is ~4 psi less than at...
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