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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-28-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 35,503
Posted By RandomTroll
20 years ago I bought the cheapest frame I could...

20 years ago I bought the cheapest frame I could find. By happenstance it was made from Easton 7005. I've put about 100K miles on it. As near as I can tell it's as strong as it was new. I broke...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 11:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,590
Posted By RandomTroll
'Time for physics to make its mark on cycling'

From last week's 'Nature':

' Time for physics to make its mark on cycling : Nature News & Comment (http://www.nature.com/news/time-for-physics-to-make-its-mark-on-cycling-1.20276)

and: 'The...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-15-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,117
Posted By RandomTroll
Definitely try the college bicycle cop or club...

Definitely try the college bicycle cop or club if it has one.

Students abandon bicycles by the hundreds at U New Mexico; perhaps those end up on sale at an auction: ask campus cops.
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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-15-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By RandomTroll
Bicycle gloves: why do medium and large seem to fit me the same?

I bought new gloves today (Giro Bravo Gel, on sale @ REI, if you'll take red; apparently others don't). As near as I could tell both the medium and the large went on and came off with similar effort...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-15-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,887
Posted By RandomTroll
I keep mine on a lower shelf of my standing desk....

I keep mine on a lower shelf of my standing desk. I like to be out.

In front of the library I saw a bicyclist-impersonator (bicycle, bicycle clothes, cleated shoes...) calling someone to pick him...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-14-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,595
Posted By RandomTroll
I used to ride around the country, avoiding...

I used to ride around the country, avoiding cities. When I broke my pump I couldn't find a pump with a Presta head, couldn't use the gas station's air (careful!), couldn't borrow a passersby's,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-14-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By RandomTroll
Their website didn't work the day I asked. The...

Their website didn't work the day I asked. The next day it did. Unfortunately it's light on specs.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-12-16, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 799
Posted By RandomTroll
I carry separate tools. The multi-format makes...

I carry separate tools. The multi-format makes them all harder to use, and I need only 3 allen wrenches (for example), so I carry only those I need.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By RandomTroll
Theoretically they're unnecessary but bicyclists...

Theoretically they're unnecessary but bicyclists have t-boned me, I've kicked a stick into the spokes, someone bent my derailleur at a hitching post... the derailleur (long cage to accommodate a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By RandomTroll
Where can I find Microshift? Difference between rear derailleurs

I'm shopping for a new rear derailleur. The cassette has 14-34 tooth cogs; the chainrings are 26-36-52. I see Microshift M25 and M35 but there's no specs. I tried Microshift's website,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 944
Posted By RandomTroll
'Bike Company Switches Gears in Road Shifting, Going Wireless'

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/sports/cycling/sram-red-etap-wireless-electronic-shifting-tour-de-france.html

Wait until you're hacked.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-06-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By RandomTroll
I have a cheap aluminum frame and take advantage...

I have a cheap aluminum frame and take advantage of any opportunity to make it look worse with the wrong kind of paint. When I've finished fixing a dent or scrape on a kitchen appliance I clean out...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-06-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By RandomTroll
'The Surprising Health Benefits of an Electric Bike'

Gretchen Reynolds makes the case for bicycles with electrical-assist motors: that some who wouldn't have used them, for exercise or commuting, would and would get more exercise than they would...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-06-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,268
Posted By RandomTroll
'Grief for an Avid Cyclist Killed in a Brooklyn Hit-and-Run'

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/nyregion/grief-for-an-avid-cyclist-killed-in-a-brooklyn-hit-and-run.html
Forum: Recumbent 07-05-16, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By RandomTroll
I don't have a problem with my prostate but I...

I don't have a problem with my prostate but I switched to 'Ergo - The Seat' noseless saddle; it supports me with 2 bumps, 1 for each cheek. I find it much more comfortable. This has been studied. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-05-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,085
Posted By RandomTroll
I've never left my panniers on my bicycle - it...

I've never left my panniers on my bicycle - it never crossed my mind.
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 07-05-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By RandomTroll
I'm interested in a handcycle for arm exercise

I have a 'regular' bicycle and enjoy riding. I'd like to exercise my arms more but don't care for weight lifting or calisthenics. How should I shop for a handcycle?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-05-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By RandomTroll
In the late '80s 'Bicycling' magazine did stories...

In the late '80s 'Bicycling' magazine did stories on bikers who put in the most miles the previous year. The 'winner' was a mentally-challenged young man who was incapable of any work (so he said),...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-05-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 923
Posted By RandomTroll
I use 'Sun Guard' from Phoenix Brands, a laundry...

I use 'Sun Guard' from Phoenix Brands, a laundry additive that makes cotton cloth SPF 30. I bought a bunch of slightly-large dress shirts from thrift stores for summer riding. It doesn't sell in...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-05-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By RandomTroll
My bicycle creaks only when there's weight on the...

My bicycle creaks only when there's weight on the seat; I think it's the seat or seat post. I haven't diagnosed it yet.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-05-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By RandomTroll
I have a creak in my seat or its post: it only...

I have a creak in my seat or its post: it only creaks when the seat has weight on it. You may have the same. I haven't diagnosed mine yet.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-28-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By RandomTroll
I've worn gloves for 30 years. I've worn this...

I've worn gloves for 30 years. I've worn this brand before. They never chafed until the webbing of the fingers of my left hand was inflamed. They didn't bother my right hand.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-28-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By RandomTroll
The chafing happened before I used sun block. I...

The chafing happened before I used sun block. I don't like full finger gloves, except in cold weather. I don't see why they would make a difference to chafing in the web of my fingers.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-27-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By RandomTroll
Overthinking it is unnecessary. 40 years ago,...

Overthinking it is unnecessary. 40 years ago, after having not-ridden for a few years, I bought a used Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 (made by Azuki in Japan) and a Blackburn rack. I strapped an old Boy...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-27-16, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By RandomTroll
Cotton glove liners make cycling gloves more comfortable, easier to remove

I had a rash in the webbing of the fingers of my left hand that bike gloves chafed painfully. I bought some cheap cotton glove liners (a dozen for $7; from China even cheaper). Not only have they...
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