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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,521
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
One hour forty-five minutes on a trainer which is...

One hour forty-five minutes on a trainer which is the limit of my patience.

One hour fifteen minutes outdoors which is as far as I can get without stopping for traffic, a stop sign, a stop light,...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-21-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Order your German dyno products from Germany...

Order your German dyno products from Germany instead of sending some one else's children to college. When I got my dynamu setup earlier this year the Luxos U was $103 at starbike. bike-discount.de...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-20-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,080
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Start riding before sunrise so you miss the...

Start riding before sunrise so you miss the worst of it. It's _much_ more pleasant at that time. Traffic is _awesome_ before everyone else is up. Bring lights. A reflective vest and ankle bands...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,467
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Try it without the mountain bike cassette. ...

Try it without the mountain bike cassette.

13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-23 (or 12-21 if you prefer) feels great on flat ground, and you can still have a gear as low as 39x32 (or 39x35) with small rings...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 490
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Not really. The common wear items are still...

Not really.

The common wear items are still available on amazon.com for 19-24 year old levers (pointy hoods), although you're out of luck if you want anything else. That motivated my move from 9...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 490
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
I might swap my frame for one with more clearance...

I might swap my frame for one with more clearance for panniers when the kids progress beyond their odyssey years, but keep the rest of my bike which I first built 19 years ago.

A new bike...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 490
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Campagnolo ergo levers through 2008 are...

Campagnolo ergo levers through 2008 are essentially a down-tube shifter where the cam is on the moving surface not the boss, two g-springs not 3, and ratchet pawls for front and rear.

If one wears...
Forum: Foo 07-19-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,189
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Buying a house with a mortgage is renting money,...

Buying a house with a mortgage is renting money, so buying = throwing away money.



It's all local. I bought a town house in Boulder, CO for $170,000 in 2000 and sold it for $268,000 in 2006. ...
Forum: Foo 07-19-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,189
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
A condominum HOA would do the same things for...

A condominum HOA would do the same things for you, although regardless of what was happening with the job to housing ratio your housing costs wouldn't increase much annually.

Your mortgage would...
Forum: Foo 07-19-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,189
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Unless you live someplace urban. Well-paying...

Unless you live someplace urban. Well-paying jobs these days are knowledge-based and new ones are being created in cities where those people can collaborate with each other. Other jobs are...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-18-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
You'll be fine if you pace yourself reasonably,...

You'll be fine if you pace yourself reasonably, stay hydrated, and eat enough. You may feel better if you don't ride 2 days beforehand. Consider the 100 mile route instead (I never bothered riding...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-18-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
It took 16nm on a greased bolt to keep a Nitto...

It took 16nm on a greased bolt to keep a Nitto S65 level after I'd shrunk under 150 pounds.

Assembly paste (not just for carbon) or grit like sand on the clamp to seat post mounting surface can...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-18-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,467
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Reasonable annual mileage for 1-2 years shouldn't...

Reasonable annual mileage for 1-2 years shouldn't wear out a bottom bracket.
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-15-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
You have several options. Do one or more of the...

You have several options. Do one or more of the following:


Use assembly paste so you get more grip with less fastener torque. I incorrectly assumed "carbon paste" was only for plastic until...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-15-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Pedal assist bikes are becoming common among...

Pedal assist bikes are becoming common among commuters, and I rarely see one traveling slower than the governed 20 MPH limit of their electric motors.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-14-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Right, it makes it easier. You don't need to...

Right, it makes it easier. You don't need to reach as far when straddling the bike to disconnect the cables, the connections separate straight up and down, the connection is more accessible than...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-14-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Buy a set (two male, two female) of gold plated...

Buy a set (two male, two female) of gold plated micro banana plugs from sinewave cycles for $4 including the six pieces of shrink-wrap you'll want for a clean installation
...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-14-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,132
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Swap on spares from my shed and buy replacements ...

Swap on spares from my shed and buy replacements ones so I still have spares.

Swap the mechanism from one of the spare NOS Campagnolo Ultrashift lever sets (2010 Veloce (last of the 10 speed...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-13-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,467
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
1. Marketing. Fewer Shop Keeping Units mean...

1. Marketing. Fewer Shop Keeping Units mean increased profits. This also drove the move from 130 (or 135) and 110mm BCD 5-arm cranks to 110mm BCD 4-arm units. Shimano and Campagnolo high end...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-09-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
3 or 4 x 10 minute intervals as hard as possible....

3 or 4 x 10 minute intervals as hard as possible. That made me much faster out past an hour. More than once a week didn't make things better.

Endurance rides below my aerobic threshold. That...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-08-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,337
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
You don't, but 0.005" from two wraps of 1 mil...

You don't, but 0.005" from two wraps of 1 mil Kapton gives you a lot more slack to work with than 0.020" of Velox or other conventional tapes/strips.

That's the difference between comfortably...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,337
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
If the worst happened 1 mile from home, I'd walk....

If the worst happened 1 mile from home, I'd walk. No big deal.
Running out 10 miles from home, I'd take a taxi and complain about the fare when I got back.
Having an unfixable tire problem 25...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,337
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Full-size frame pump. 90 psi in 100 strokes,...

Full-size frame pump. 90 psi in 100 strokes, keeps working for slow leaks.



Zero (the right rim tape makes tires easy to get off) or two (if you need levers or your fingers might be cold.

...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-06-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 31,501
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Replace them when the cords show, damage requires...

Replace them when the cords show, damage requires a boot, cords break making bumps, or flat rate becomes unacceptable (this is rare for me on tires that rely on a protection layer to prevent...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-05-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By Drew Eckhardt
Garmin bike computers don't lose data when...

Garmin bike computers don't lose data when charging. I charge my 800 while riding with a dynamo hub and USB-Werk, and did the same with my Edge 500 although that required a special cable.

OTOH,...
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