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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-28-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 245
Posted By gecho
STEP ONE Use chain checker to be certain you...

STEP ONE

Use chain checker to be certain you aren't wasting your time cleaning a worn out chain. I've done it more than once.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-28-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 245
Posted By gecho
Dampen (not soak) paper towel with paint thinner...

Dampen (not soak) paper towel with paint thinner since I'm interested in cleaning surface dirt, not degreasing inside the rollers. Clean gunk off the derailleur cogs. Hold paper towel against chain...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,151
Posted By gecho
Unless it is a really short hill, standing...

Unless it is a really short hill, standing shouldn't be necessary. Personally after more than 30 seconds standing during a climb my legs start to burn out. Plus if you start to run out of momentum...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-14-16, 12:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By gecho
I gave a C17 a good long try before finally...

I gave a C17 a good long try before finally admitting defeating and passing it on to someone else. The C17 was too firm for me creating agonizing pressure on the sit bones. I tried it for a several...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-04-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 776
Posted By gecho
I always check the hourly forecast when planning...

I always check the hourly forecast when planning a ride. Sometimes the full day forecast will have a lightning icon, but when you look at the forecast it might not be until late in the day. I also...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-04-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,068
Posted By gecho
That particular test was run by a dealership...

That particular test was run by a dealership using a vehicle that did NOT have an auto brake feature. OOPS, more of that human error stuff.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-04-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,068
Posted By gecho
Implying those are the only two options...

Implying those are the only two options available. Driving defensively can usually eliminate those kinds of last second "who do I kill" decisions. Yet the media always like to frame it that way.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-22-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By gecho
Just barely squeaked out 1000 last month. Worst...

Just barely squeaked out 1000 last month. Worst May weather I can remember, wind gusting to 50 and 60 kph every other day. I rode more in February than I did in May, and May was the only month this...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-13-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,650
Posted By gecho
2 hours is a good ride. I can ride that long...

2 hours is a good ride. I can ride that long without having to concern myself with replenishing calories. Beyond 2 hours is when you see people not used to long distance start to fall apart. If...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-09-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By gecho
On the longer video of the incident it seems to...

On the longer video of the incident it seems to me the police were over compensating for their incompetent traffic management. A delivery cyclist with a giant backpack comes up from behind a few...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-09-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By gecho
That guy's donut intake was a real asset in this...

That guy's donut intake was a real asset in this situation. Gotta have extra mass to cancel out the velocity of a bicycle.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-05-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By gecho
I once has a clicking noise due to a tooth on the...

I once has a clicking noise due to a tooth on the chainring hitting the front derailleur. Had another noise recently that sounded like it was coming from the BB, but was actually a loose cassette...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-31-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By gecho
Would be nice to see a DOT standard for bicycle...

Would be nice to see a DOT standard for bicycle lights so we could more products on the market that put the light on the road instead of illuminating the treetops. Designing a proper light seems to...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-26-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,612
Posted By gecho
So many weather related event cancellations this...

So many weather related event cancellations this year have wreaked havoc with the brevet schedule. Two of those cancelled days being for winds gusting to 70 km/h. On the first of those wind days we...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-24-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,984
Posted By gecho
Yes, but by the retail store. I think these are...

Yes, but by the retail store. I think these are sold at a chain sports store in Canada, so the bike could very well end up in a dumpster instead of going to the manufacturer. In which case the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-24-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,984
Posted By gecho
That is impressive to have the welds fail in 3...

That is impressive to have the welds fail in 3 places.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-20-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,680
Posted By gecho
There is something even more diabolical than...

There is something even more diabolical than tracking distance or time. Tracking roads that you've covered: https://www.strava.com/athletes/1009818/heatmaps/3b231a90

You see a road on the map...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-20-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,722
Posted By gecho
The only time passing vehicles cause problems for...

The only time passing vehicles cause problems for me is when there is a strong cross wind from the left (traffic side). A strong cross wind requires me to lean sideways against the wind. When a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-15-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,220
Posted By gecho
Even with the low limit set correctly the chain...

Even with the low limit set correctly the chain can still go into the spokes if you experience chain-suck. Though in that situation the derailleur itself can go into the spokes and I don't think the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-04-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,607
Posted By gecho
I've got a couple newer B17 Champ Special saddles...

I've got a couple newer B17 Champ Special saddles and they stretch out pretty fast which is definitely not a good thing. The sides start to flare out at that point and lacing is required for the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-29-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By gecho
I missed January, but managed over 1,000 km in...

I missed January, but managed over 1,000 km in Feb, March and April. I'll come in around 1,700 km for April which will be my 3rd highest single month total ever. Having a 300 fall on the last day...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-22-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,612
Posted By gecho
Hoping to see the last of the chilly mornings...

Hoping to see the last of the chilly mornings soon. For the first 200 last weekend the starting temperature was -3 C, so I had to wear my winter boots, winter tights, winter jacket, heavy gloves...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-05-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 33,470
Posted By gecho
Mixed bag here lately, snow last week, +21 C on...

Mixed bag here lately, snow last week, +21 C on Saturday, 1 C and snow right now. This time of year more often than not there is a 30 kph+ wind, frequently getting to 60 or 70. I'll probably still...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-05-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 33,470
Posted By gecho
The people that plan these things never seem to...

The people that plan these things never seem to think about what the weather might be like outside California.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-28-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,612
Posted By gecho
Looks like I'll have another chance to get my...

Looks like I'll have another chance to get my first complete series in this year since a guy in the local club is training for a 1200. I just need to get my fit set early in the season, then stop...
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