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Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-09-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,689
Posted By Skeleton
Be careful about believing the displayed...

Be careful about believing the displayed speedometer on the motorcycles during TdeF. Most motorcycles have there speedometers over estimating the real speed by about 8%. This is common practise by...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-13-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,951
Posted By Skeleton
I had a similar problem with both my knees about...

I had a similar problem with both my knees about two years ago. It was a stabbing pain that would develop only after the first half hour of cycling. The pain was under and below the patella. This...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-16-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25,651
Views: 14,409,217
Posted By Skeleton
ALOT! This and a Dahon Cadenza are my daily...

ALOT! This and a Dahon Cadenza are my daily rides - 300 days per year.

Living in Vancouver, we riders need to find ways to cope with rain and wet roads in the fall, winter, and spring. Fenders...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25,651
Views: 14,409,217
Posted By Skeleton
Cervelo R3 ... dressed for randonneur riding.

Cervelo R3 ... dressed for randonneur riding.
Forum: Commuting 07-15-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By Skeleton
I moved from Toronto to Vancouver back in 1989. ...

I moved from Toronto to Vancouver back in 1989. Life for me here so much better that I get to ride/commute everyday - rain or shine. I left the snow back in Toronto.

Yup! Like you I love bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By Skeleton
I concede that I could fold my previous Brompton...

I concede that I could fold my previous Brompton much faster than my current Dahon Speed TR. Brompton wins in the fold.

But when cranking the pedals, my Dahon is much more efficient and faster.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By Skeleton
I have a Dahon Cadenza, Dahon Speed TR, and...

I have a Dahon Cadenza, Dahon Speed TR, and previously a Brompton. They were all used for commute on mixed road conditions which include miderate hills. I love hammering in climbs, off the seat.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,240
Posted By Skeleton
I commute everyday on any of my four bikes. The...

I commute everyday on any of my four bikes. The commute covers 10 kms from my suburban house to my downtown office in Vancouver. Below are the one-way travel times averaged for each bike.

1)...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Skeleton
Excessive weight alone (by a small margin)...

Excessive weight alone (by a small margin) shouldn't over-stress the frame or components by itself. What is fatal to the components structural integrity is the product of weight and impact factor. ...
Forum: Commuting 05-07-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,045
Posted By Skeleton
Road bike: Cervelo R3 Recumbent: ATP Vision ...

Road bike: Cervelo R3
Recumbent: ATP Vision
Hybrid: Norco
Folding: Dahon TR
Motorcycle: Yam FZ6
Forum: Road Cycling 05-01-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,457
Posted By Skeleton
I commute any of my various bikes. The route is...

I commute any of my various bikes. The route is always the same, which includes 2 kms of sidewalk over the bridge section (bikes not allowed on the bridge's lanes).

My road bike has Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-30-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,461
Posted By Skeleton
Yeah, I totally agree. There isn't much room for...

Yeah, I totally agree. There isn't much room for initiatives when I'm buried in the pack.

The times I do run hot into the corner and trail-brake is only when I am having difficulty passing a...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-30-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,461
Posted By Skeleton
I agree with your critique - if one was to be...

I agree with your critique - if one was to be exact. My endeavour was merely to do an "envelope" calculation in determining the "significance" of trail braking for cyclists in a race. My own...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-30-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,461
Posted By Skeleton
OK. So I did some math - afterall, I'm a...

OK. So I did some math - afterall, I'm a mathematician when I'm not an engineer or cyclist.

Situation:
- 2 cyclists are advancing through a turn. One at normal speed limit, the other faster...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-30-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,461
Posted By Skeleton
I measure the cyclist at 40 deg off vertical. ...

I measure the cyclist at 40 deg off vertical. However, the road surface seems to have a camber to its corner, which I measure around 5 deg. So, the effective angle is 35 (40-5) degrees - 5 deg more...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-30-08, 01:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,461
Posted By Skeleton
I ride both a road bike and a motorcycle. I can...

I ride both a road bike and a motorcycle. I can trail-brake just short of a corner's apex when on my motorcycle, but on my bicycle I let up on any trail-braking far far sooner.

A few years ago my...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-29-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Skeleton
Would you know if my rims are double-walled?

Would you know if my rims are double-walled?
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-24-07, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Skeleton
thebulls:...

thebulls: (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=8779)

Just saw your Stein cassette remover. Wow - Is that ever neat! I'm ordering it today. Thanks for the tips.

PS to All:
I love this...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-24-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Skeleton
Bacciagalupe...

Bacciagalupe (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=37529):

Thanks for the link to FiberFix.

I carry some high tensile wire in my tool kit. I carry this as a potential fix for broken shifter...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-23-07, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Skeleton
Should I bring spare spokes?

A couple of decades back I did lots of riding on my old road bike (400~500 km / week). I always carried spare spokes as I was needing to replace them perhaps once a week or two. Equally, I was...
Forum: Touring 10-23-07, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Skeleton
Garmin 60csx for me. Added City maps for N.A. ...

Garmin 60csx for me. Added City maps for N.A. The GPS allows me to take alternate routes while long-distance cycling, without fear of ending up lost or mis-routed.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-15-07, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 771
Posted By Skeleton
+1 ... well said. Living and riding on the...

+1 ... well said.

Living and riding on the wet coast, we eventually become immune to the rain - really! I always pack goretex rain gear. Properly dressed, rain is not really a big deal.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-15-07, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By Skeleton
Thanks for your story - very entertaining. Red...

Thanks for your story - very entertaining. Red like I was there too.

Yup! I've had my lessons too. In fact, some of my best rides have been when learning lessons. By the way, I love solo...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-09-07, 10:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,421
Posted By Skeleton
OK, so I did a quick calculation on the torsional...

OK, so I did a quick calculation on the torsional stress. This is based on some standard values for shear strength of carbon fibre, and common dimensions for headset and handlebars. I "eye-balled"...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-09-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,421
Posted By Skeleton
+1 Generally, CF is not prone to fatigue;...

+1

Generally, CF is not prone to fatigue; giving it one of its redeeming characteristics.

Torsional fracture of brittle materials follow a spiral path around most of the circumference, then...
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