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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By pdlamb
I've got a bike with a long run like that. You...

I've got a bike with a long run like that. You know how hard it is to find tandem length Campagnolo cables? Years later, after getting a travel bike, I picked up an extra cable splitter: Cable...
Forum: Touring 07-25-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 390
Posted By pdlamb
Oh, some of us must have missed the rule that...

Oh, some of us must have missed the rule that it's not allowed to react negatively to someone who is starting random threads to waste our time reading and responding. Deepest apologies!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By pdlamb
Wow, I've used a mason jar for something like 15...

Wow, I've used a mason jar for something like 15 years. Actually two; one for the cleaning, and one into which the dirty OMS is decanted. As long as you don't drop it on the floor, I've not...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By pdlamb
I'm pretty sure you need to remove the cables -...

I'm pretty sure you need to remove the cables - at least the shifter cable, and the whole thing is unwieldy enough without having a brake cable flopping around, too. Have you tried superglue on the...
Forum: Commuting 07-25-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By pdlamb
If you're going to build up a MTB frame, I think...

If you're going to build up a MTB frame, I think you're going to use 26" wheels.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-25-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By pdlamb
If you're worried about light bikes under someone...

If you're worried about light bikes under someone your (not all that heavy!) weight, have you considered getting a touring or 'cross frame and moving components over? Keep the light wheels, etc.,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By pdlamb
This, and crank the torque up on the bottom...

This, and crank the torque up on the bottom bracket. (Ba-da-boom!) You need to torque the BB so it will not unscrew until you mean for it to unscrew, and Teflon plumber's tape will keep the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,017
Posted By pdlamb
And to further that insight, it's relatively easy...

And to further that insight, it's relatively easy for a framebuilder to spec heavier tubes for the large rider. It's possible, just not likely, that someone could come up with new molds, fabric...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By pdlamb
Notwithstanding the points others have made that...

Notwithstanding the points others have made that web sites aren't holy writ, I hit this point a few years ago. I was re-checking some point or other, and what was on "Sheldon's" site wasn't at all...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By pdlamb
Tried a garbage truck once for a quarter mile or...

Tried a garbage truck once for a quarter mile or so. Easy riding, but not at all pleasant!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 353
Posted By pdlamb
+1 If you can arrange to arrive a day...

+1


If you can arrange to arrive a day early, and maybe do a short, easy (10 mile?) spin, you'll cut the chances of having problems way down.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-22-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,256
Posted By pdlamb
If you applied the same range to car and truck...

If you applied the same range to car and truck gas mileage (almost 4X variation), a high mileage vehicle would include a Toyota Prius, a Ford F-150 with a 5 liter V-8, and everything in between. I'd...
Forum: Touring 07-22-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By pdlamb
Topeak Road Morph G...

Topeak Road Morph G (https://www.rei.com/product/648089/topeak-road-morph-pump-with-gauge) is the model of which I own multiple instances. It's not quite a frame pump, since it doesn't fit into the...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 543
Posted By pdlamb
It's like real estate, the three most important...

It's like real estate, the three most important things are location, location, and location. A simple cable lock works when my bike is in a shelter in view of three security cameras. Some places,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 694
Posted By pdlamb
A piece of sidewall made sense back in the days...

A piece of sidewall made sense back in the days of tubular tires that were quite thin and light. Not sure what tires you're thinking of cutting up, but even my lightest tires are a lot heavier and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,678
Posted By pdlamb
I usually want a break every 25-30 miles, even if...

I usually want a break every 25-30 miles, even if I'm situated with food and water so that I don't have to stop.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 530
Posted By pdlamb
For increasing heat and humidity, I go with...

For increasing heat and humidity, I go with rolled-up bandana sweat band, Halo, and Sweat Gut'r. If I'm on a bike with a rack two Halos are acceptable, wear one and hang the other out to dry on the...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-20-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,256
Posted By pdlamb
There's that tricky catch phrase, "normal...

There's that tricky catch phrase, "normal levels." What's that mean? Does it mean that if you do develop obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and accumulation of liver fat and neurologic...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-20-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By pdlamb
Sounds to me like you're low on salt...

Sounds to me like you're low on salt (hyponatremia). Pop a salt pill, eat some jerky, or salted peanuts, or pho for lunch (my secret weapon!) and see if that doesn't slow things down.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-20-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By pdlamb
After your post-ride shower, treat heat rash with...

After your post-ride shower, treat heat rash with Anti-Monkey Butt Powder: https://www.amazon.com/Anti-Monkey-Butt-Anti-Monkey-Powder/dp/B002HW5AT0.


Yeah, there's other powders that will...
Forum: Touring 07-20-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By pdlamb
REI buys a certain number of bikes in the touring...

REI buys a certain number of bikes in the touring model every year, and when they're sold, they're out until next February. As indyfab noted, the page just says not available, not discontinued. ...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-18-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By pdlamb
OP, what's your normal ride schedule look like? ...

OP, what's your normal ride schedule look like? If your longest ride went from 15 to 34 miles, that's your problem. If it went from 30 to 34 miles, it might be time to take a hard look at the new...
Forum: Commuting 07-18-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By pdlamb
Lock bike to rack (through front wheel and...

Lock bike to rack (through front wheel and frame), then put the cover on. Mine has a little bungee to hook under the BB. That hook is important to keep the cover from blowing off in strong...
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,085
Posted By pdlamb
I think you're asking the wrong question. The...

I think you're asking the wrong question. The question should be, what can I leave behind?


Take care of safety first. In July in AZ, I think that means to make sure you have plenty of water,...
Forum: Commuting 07-18-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By pdlamb
When I had to park outside, I kept a bike cover...

When I had to park outside, I kept a bike cover handy for those days when it rained all day, or thunderstorms with a hard blowing deluge. Most days I didn't sweat it, except for putting a saddle...
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