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Forum: Training & Nutrition 01-24-15, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By alanf
Thanks carbonfibreboy. Your link supplied me with...

Thanks carbonfibreboy. Your link supplied me with the German study that I had read about.
Oxygen Multistep Therapy: Physiological and Technical Foundations - Manfred Von Ardenne - Google Books...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 01-22-15, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By alanf
EWOT Exercise With Oxygen Training

Has anyone tried this? Where did you get info on it

I am going to get set up. I have an O2 concentrator (it's a bit low @ 5) and a mask...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 01-22-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By alanf
Making a stationary trainer

Hi,
Before I start construction, does anyone see something I don't. I am looking at making something like this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64WHvlLiNBA) or maybe something like this...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-29-14, 10:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,010
Posted By alanf
I used to live in Northern Canada and I enjoyed...

I used to live in Northern Canada and I enjoyed driving my road bike on top of the snow where the skidoos had pressed it down firm. Also when it is really cold, the ice on the roads would be coated...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-29-14, 10:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,010
Posted By alanf
A bike mechanic taught me a better one. Just...

A bike mechanic taught me a better one.

Just keep a few elastics on the handlebar and wrap one or two around the brake lever and the handgrip. This closes the brake and voila two handbrakes. Bike...
Forum: Living Car Free 10-08-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By alanf
Zero vehicle ownership levels in 2007 = 8.7% As...

Zero vehicle ownership levels in 2007 = 8.7%
As of 2011 increased to 9.3%
3 or more vehicles per household was the only thing that increased.

However it depends on population density, NY...
Forum: Living Car Free 10-08-13, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By alanf
We rarely drive the vehicle. Only if the load is...

We rarely drive the vehicle. Only if the load is too heavy or unsafe to carry on the bike or we are going too far. Honestly we would be better off financially to use taxis and busses. Vehicles are a...
Forum: Living Car Free 10-08-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By alanf
Amen. She stole it, plus my half, but that's what...

Amen. She stole it, plus my half, but that's what us guys get for allowing the FemNazis to take over the legal system, while we were snoozing. PPL don't seem to get married nowadays or have children...
Forum: Living Car Free 10-08-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By alanf
You are right, but it is a humorous reversal that...

You are right, but it is a humorous reversal that makes huge sense.
Forum: Living Car Free 10-08-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By alanf
Gov't study - car ownership down

What think ye? Are we China in reverse?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/07/Study-cars-down
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-14-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By alanf
You're right. I guess that is the way to go.

You're right. I guess that is the way to go.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-14-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By alanf
Chain ring guard

I am trying to locate a chain ring guard for my bike.

I have one for my mountain bike and it is a simple plastic ring thing that works like a charm, keeping oil off my pants and my pants from...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-14-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By alanf
How do you keep the crap out of your shifters

I find I lose top gear on my front derailleur after not too long.

Anybody have a solution (pun intended) for this?
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-09-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 64,875
Posted By alanf
I used kits from a bike store. Not sure brand...

I used kits from a bike store. Not sure brand names. I will take your advice although I very rarely get flats anyways. The last one I had was with my daughter. That trip was a trip of a lifetime and...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-09-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 64,875
Posted By alanf
The patches I have used are the ones that have a...

The patches I have used are the ones that have a sticky surface with a plastic film on them, however the tube itself is scratched with a sandpaper or whatever is included with the kit.

This is to...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-09-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 64,875
Posted By alanf
I have discovered and have been told by mechanics...

I have discovered and have been told by mechanics that putting a patch on a bike tire is not only useless, it is worse than useless, as it will come undone at the wrong time. Even carrying a patch...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-01-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 64,875
Posted By alanf
Use countersunk screws (flat head) so there is a...

Use countersunk screws (flat head) so there is a flat surface on the inside.
Also use some baby powder on the tube and inside of the tire, so the tube can slide a bit to reduce any stress on it.
...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-30-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 64,875
Posted By alanf
So if you were going to do tires that don't have...

So if you were going to do tires that don't have a lot of tread, how much would you want the nail/screw to protrude?
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-30-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 64,875
Posted By alanf
Your brakes need new pads. That's why they travel...

Your brakes need new pads. That's why they travel so far.
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-30-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 64,875
Posted By alanf
On second thought I looked again at the picture...

On second thought I looked again at the picture of the tire from the other profile and it seems to show that studs are off centre so this might not be such a bad choice.

The larger picture gave me...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-30-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 64,875
Posted By alanf
The reason the tires are less expensive is that...

The reason the tires are less expensive is that they have very few studs on them. The studs are in the centre of the tire also, so when you lean over for a turn, they are not gripping as much.

I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-25-12, 04:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,133
Posted By alanf
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/torque-sp...

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/torque-specifications-and-concepts
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-25-12, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By alanf
Where would I find general torque settings?

I noticed that they sell torque meters @ Mountain Equipment Coop. It never occurred to me to use one on a bike. I know that cassettes require proper torgueing but where else should be torqued? Where...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-25-12, 03:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,276
Posted By alanf
Don't drop it!

Don't drop it!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-23-12, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By alanf
Good point. Thanks!

Good point. Thanks!
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