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Forum: Road Cycling 06-30-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,576
Posted By Velo Dog
This reminds me of those old J. C. Whitney car...

This reminds me of those old J. C. Whitney car catalogs: "I bought the carburetor that saves 20 percent on gas, and the tires that save 10 percent, and the oil additive that saves 12 percent" and a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-17-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By Velo Dog
A lot of us rode for 20 years before anybody ever...

A lot of us rode for 20 years before anybody ever even heard of suspension bikes.... I only watched the first minute of the video, but if it's all like that, you can ride it on anything.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-09-16, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Velo Dog
I've ridden a Thud for years at weights up to...

I've ridden a Thud for years at weights up to 250, and it still works. It doesn't provide a lot of extra comfort, though. Have you considered larger tires at lower pressures? On my everyday, around...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-09-16, 11:41 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,663
Posted By Velo Dog
This, and what else matters? I'd been riding...

This, and what else matters? I'd been riding almost 40 years when I bought a bike from Grant, and initially resisted some of his advice because it wasn't what I'd always done. I finally decided if I...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-13-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Velo Dog
What Cooper said. I followed the usual fit guides...

What Cooper said. I followed the usual fit guides slavishly for decades, and I was never really comfortable--I thought suffering just went with being a cyclist. Around the time I turned 50 (and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-13-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By Velo Dog
For what it's worth, in more than 40 years of...

For what it's worth, in more than 40 years of adult cycling, usually 2000-3000 miles a year, I've had only two failures of a conventional glue-on patch, and one of those was my fault (the sandpaper...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-12-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,986
Posted By Velo Dog
You keep believing this....

You keep believing this....
Forum: Road Cycling 05-12-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,986
Posted By Velo Dog
This. I've never understood why anybody would use...

This. I've never understood why anybody would use earbuds or plugs while they ride.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-12-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By Velo Dog
^^^^What he said. I've had about as many failures...

^^^^What he said. I've had about as many failures as successes, and when the stuff oozes out, patches won't stick to it. Here in the land of Big Thorns, I carry a conventional patch kit and a spare...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-12-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By Velo Dog
This is all that matters, and you should be able...

This is all that matters, and you should be able to judge it for yourself. Personally, as a cyclist for half a century, I think many people today ride frames that are too small for them, and with...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-13-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By Velo Dog
I weigh 240, and I haven't bought a tire smaller...

I weigh 240, and I haven't bought a tire smaller than 35mm in probably 20 years. When people ask me for tire advice, I nearly always tell them to go bigger--I've used tires from 19mm @ 130psi to 41mm...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-13-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,632
Posted By Velo Dog
I'm with Wileyrat--unless the larger bike is...

I'm with Wileyrat--unless the larger bike is unrideable, I'd go with that. I'm 6'4" (193cm), and I rode for decades on 62 and even 60 cm bikes, because that's what shops stocked ("We'll make it fit...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-26-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,846
Posted By Velo Dog
I'm amazed how often this comes up.... Unless...

I'm amazed how often this comes up.... Unless you're in a parade, the appropriate thing to wear while riding is whatever works for you. For most of us (certainly for me), aero drag isn't a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-26-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,734
Posted By Velo Dog
Full disclosure: I lost interest before I got to...

Full disclosure: I lost interest before I got to the end of the comments, so somebody else may have said this, but if it doesn't bother you when you're riding, is it a problem?
Forum: Road Cycling 03-16-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Velo Dog
Not to be critical--do what you want with your...

Not to be critical--do what you want with your money--but I CAN'T relate anymore. Like everybody else, I imagine, I went through about 10 years of being equipment-crazed. I spent thousands of dollars...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-16-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,874
Posted By Velo Dog
Don't buy what you don't need. I ride a $4000...

Don't buy what you don't need. I ride a $4000 bike now, but I don't have 40 times as much fun as I did when my "good" bike cost $100. I have a drawer full of jerseys, but wear T-shirts for most...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-16-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,867
Posted By Velo Dog
Geriatric division: I was pretty good friends...

Geriatric division: I was pretty good friends with a guy in my platoon in Vietnam, but didn't make any attempt to stay in touch after we came home in 1968. In 1973 or '74, I was riding a cruiser on...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-16-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,288
Posted By Velo Dog
I've fought this for 50 years. I'm 6'4", and I...

I've fought this for 50 years. I'm 6'4", and I prefer a 64 or 65cm frame (don't tell me that's too big--dozens of shop employees have tried, and they're wrong). Until I got old enough to be...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-16, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By Velo Dog
Well, it isn't... But until I found out that it...

Well, it isn't... But until I found out that it wasn't, I lubed everything on my bikes with it and never had a lube-related problem. I haven't used it in years, but I seriously rode for 15 or 20...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-16, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By Velo Dog
Yep. May loosen up as you put on some miles, but...

Yep. May loosen up as you put on some miles, but it's not a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-16, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Velo Dog
You can't decide on the colors you want on your...

You can't decide on the colors you want on your own bike? OK....
Having said that, though, white on anything you touch or anything that touches you is going to look like crap in a week.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-16, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Velo Dog
Ride in the rain. I grew up on the SF peninsula,...

Ride in the rain. I grew up on the SF peninsula, and I fretted through the rainy season. When I moved to Seattle, I realized that, A) the roads were full of cyclists year round, and B) if you didn't...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-13-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By Velo Dog
It's an interesting solution.... Still, I prefer...

It's an interesting solution.... Still, I prefer to carry my phone turned off and in a seat bag.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-13-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By Velo Dog
Yeah, this.^^^^ I have this problem occasionally...

Yeah, this.^^^^ I have this problem occasionally because I wear size 16 shoes, but this looks like it's hitting the stay a lot.
On the plus side, I don't see how it could cause structural problems...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-25-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,048
Posted By Velo Dog
I'd guess it's mostly marketing. People feel the...

I'd guess it's mostly marketing. People feel the thin pad and say, "Eew, too hard." they feel the thick pad and say, "Aaahh."
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