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    Yes, but not everyone's going to benefit by that...

    Yes, but not everyone's going to benefit by that tailwind.

    Iíve been on many rides that were headwinds in every direction or experience only a rare, short-duration tailwind. Itís just how things...
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    Respectfully, you’re way off track in your...

    Respectfully, you’re way off track in your analogy of my circumstance. They’re 26” x 2.0 street tires inflated to 70 and 74 PSI (front & rear), so they don’t experience pinch flats. I always run...
  3. Good call cyccommute!

    Good call cyccommute!
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    Initially, I was doing relatively well in...

    Initially, I was doing relatively well in avoiding flat tires, but as I began pedaling out of the saddle on virtually every ascent and even on flat ground at times to hasten my pace, THATíS when my...
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    Itís not the bike that outperforms another type of bike, itís the rider. I typically ride my portly mountain bikes and I outperform the majority of road bikers that I encounter.
  6. Two months into bicycling I rode just over 24.2...

    Two months into bicycling I rode just over 24.2 miles (round trip). I was 55-years-old at that time and still battling my way back from the lingering effects of my excruciating near fatal heart...
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    The explanation you requested: When some...

    The explanation you requested:

    When some portion of the inner tube near the valve stem is pinched under the non-seating bead, the air pressure in the tire causes it to be held fairly firmly under...
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    Couldn't have stated it better. You're (as usual)...

    Couldn't have stated it better. You're (as usual) right on the money. :thumb:
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    I concur 100%, that's definitely sound advice.

    I concur 100%, that's definitely sound advice.
  10. Thread: Late bloomers

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    It was my excruciating near fatal heart attack on...

    It was my excruciating near fatal heart attack on August 30, 2009 at age 53 that got me into bicycling when I was finally just barely well enough to do so on April 18, 2011 at age 55. I just turned...
  11. I’ve ridden my 35-pound Trek Wahoo 29er hardtail...

    I’ve ridden my 35-pound Trek Wahoo 29er hardtail “to and from” Jim Thorpe, PA (a 200-mile ride) and “to and from” my father’s house in the mountains near Shamokin, PA (a 250-mile ride). I enjoyed it...
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    You have to assume at all times that a driver...

    You have to assume at all times that a driver doesn’t see you and thus ride accordingly.

    Glad to hear you're basically o.k.
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    Thereís no need for a metric ruler. Just multiply inches by 25.4 to yield the conversion directly in millimeters (mm).

    For instance, a 2Ē wide tire equates to 50.8 mm wide.

    2 * 25.4 = 50.8 mm
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    Not releasing the air is a good way of destroying...

    Not releasing the air is a good way of destroying the inner tube! Let the air out, then push the valve stem into the tire.
  15. I concur 100% with your sentiments regarding...

    I concur 100% with your sentiments regarding carbon fiber.
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    Itís not my intent to suggest which type of brake anyone should purchase. I simply offer my experience and my preference.

    I replaced the lousy OEM Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes on my Trek...
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    Iíve forgotten my water bottle, but it doesnít impact me like it does some individuals, as I donít get all that thirsty even though I push at a good pace. For instance, on my 60-mile rides, I only...
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    I didn't know Tom, but I'm sorry to hear of his...

    I didn't know Tom, but I'm sorry to hear of his passing. It apears he's already missed.
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    I havenít been able to find anyone willing to ride with me on my 100 thru 250 mile mountain rides, so theyíre always ridden solo.

    But Iíve found that there are too many who ride with a lack of...
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    The following makes it evident that greater torque is most definitely applicable to the rear wheel via larger rear cogs:

    Select your largest chainring and additionally select your smallest rear...
  21. There’s a Bear Crossing sign on one of my long...

    There’s a Bear Crossing sign on one of my long distance bicycle routes to Jim Thorpe, PA. That sign is far less comforting as I’m slowly ascending the route 309 mountain several miles ahead (peak...
  22. Thread: Setting Goals

    by Gnosis
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    After accomplishing my 200 mile Jim Thorpe, PA...

    After accomplishing my 200 mile Jim Thorpe, PA ride in the late summer of 2013 (at age 57), I knew I was finally ready for my greatest challenge, that being a 250 mile ride to and from my father’s...
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    I have 7-speed trigger shifters but an 8-speed...

    I have 7-speed trigger shifters but an 8-speed cassette and I did this purposely. I wanted higher and lower gearing than the bikeís OEM 14-28 freewheel offered so I purchased a new inexpensive...
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    Sorry to hear about your friend, jppe. All we can...

    Sorry to hear about your friend, jppe. All we can do is eat and drink healthy, exercise and pay heed to any potential warning signs, and enjoy the moment to its fullest.

    Iím 58 and just barely...
  25. I experienced a similar issue with the V-Brakes...

    I experienced a similar issue with the V-Brakes on my old Mongoose dual suspension bike (my beater bike) when it went from the warmer temperatures of summer to the frigid cold. Its V-Brakes were...
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