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    Well that must have been a shock!

    Well that must have been a shock!
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    I suspect you are a brake dragger and are a bit...

    I suspect you are a brake dragger and are a bit afraid of speed. The touring bike, gear and me in the picture above weigh more than you do. I didn't burn up my wheels on the 20 mile ride down from...
  3. Thread: Snow Fail!

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    Lumps are different from ruts. Even on a rigid...

    Lumps are different from ruts. Even on a rigid bike lumps and bumps are pretty easy to navigate. You basically just ride up and over them. The problem with ruts like in your video is that you have...
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    Probably okay. Not a great color and the...

    Probably okay. Not a great color and the "Polizei" across the back might raise some issues with the local constabulary. Also, while Goretex is good stuff, it can be hot for regular riding. It...
  5. Thread: Snow Fail!

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    You chose the wrong tool for the job. I can't...

    You chose the wrong tool for the job. I can't see your bike directly in your video (a link or embedding the video would make it easier to see) but I can see from the shadows that the bike is a rigid...
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    I'm missing something here. Goodyear, Arizona? ...

    I'm missing something here. Goodyear, Arizona? What do you need studded tires for? I know it can get cold (relatively) there but icy enough for studded tires? My daughter lived in Tucson and...
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    Polypropylene was a fad fabric back in the late...

    Polypropylene was a fad fabric back in the late 80s and early 90s. It did indeed develop a stink after a few uses of heavy sweating. The odor likely came from oils that bacteria could colonized and...
  8. There's not a lot of chemicals that you would...

    There's not a lot of chemicals that you would normally use in the course of bicycle maintenance that are going to have much any effect on the carbon fiber itself and very few that are going to have...
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    True...with a slight quibble. The "seam" in the...

    True...with a slight quibble. The "seam" in the mold isn't likely a "seam" either. The ridges that appear on a tube are most likely channels used for the rubber compounds to flow into the mold that...
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    About the only advantage that Schrader valves...

    About the only advantage that Schrader valves have over presta is that there chucks for filling the tires with the valves are widely and readily available. People are also familiar with them.
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  11. I've been through a fair amount of physics,...

    I've been through a fair amount of physics, chemistry and mathematics. I've even dabbled in engineering. Frankly, I've never run across "pounds-force" or "pounds-mass" in those classes because they...
  12. "Centrifugal" force is a pseudo force. ...

    "Centrifugal" force is a pseudo force. Centripetal force is quite real and we use it every day...possibly every second.

    But what do I know since a "little knowledge is a dangerous thing". But I...
  13. You didn't provide any "factual evidence". Just...

    You didn't provide any "factual evidence". Just because people use a made up term like "pound-mass" doesn't mean that it is a valid unit. It's an engineering short cut which is wrong and...
  14. No. Pound-force and pound-mass are not "real"...

    No. Pound-force and pound-mass are not "real" units. They are made up units that really mean nothing. Pound is already a measure of force so calling a force-force makes no sense. And, since the...
  15. Close but no cigar. The key is the units. ...

    Close but no cigar.



    The key is the units. In the metric system, a kilogram is a measure of mass...or the amount of "stuff". If the mass is just sitting there on an earthly countertop or on...
  16. Yes. Oil based lubricants are meant to cling to...

    Yes. Oil based lubricants are meant to cling to the surface of the chain and anything that is trapped in that lubricant stays on the wear surfaces. It may not cause further wear since the particles...
  17. I agree with your first sentence entirely. ...

    I agree with your first sentence entirely. However, I'm not "exaggerating" the benefits either to you, the world or, especially, myself. I know how my money I make and how much money I spend on...
  18. Exactly:thumb:

    Exactly:thumb:
  19. First, the "5 year" purchase of a car was a red...

    First, the "5 year" purchase of a car was a red herring thrown out there by ILTB. As I've said, my situation would allow me to fit into that rate of churn if I wanted to but I choose not to go that...
  20. You keep coming up with non sequiturs as you want...

    You keep coming up with non sequiturs as you want but you are still wrong. If I buy a pair of shoes every month and then stop and buy a pair of shoes only once a year, then I have of course saved...
  21. And you know this how? Do you know what metrics...

    And you know this how? Do you know what metrics AAA uses to measure the cost of vehicle ownership or are you just assuming that they pull the numbers out of thin air...to put it politely? There are...
  22. You do know that not everyone is in your...

    You do know that not everyone is in your situation, don't you? A lot of people...like the national average...do exactly what the AAA is using for their calculations. They get their data from...
  23. That's what I've been saying all along. ILTB...

    That's what I've been saying all along. ILTB seems to think that the difference between what I would spend...notice that I have only been talking about how this applies to my situation...on...
  24. You are really stretching. If you are already...

    You are really stretching. If you are already taking many dozens of overseas trips per year and you decided to cut back to just a few dozen overseas trips per year, you'd be saving lot of money. If...
  25. Yes and the depreciation on a new vehicle takes...

    Yes and the depreciation on a new vehicle takes up 42% of the cost per year of operating a vehicle. Since I'm not buying new vehicle regularly, I'm not spending the money on depreciation and, thus,...
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