Advertise on Bikeforums.net



Search:

Type: Posts; User: pdlamb; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.56 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    136

    Not aware of any separated lights. Either B&M...

    Not aware of any separated lights. Either B&M Luxos U or Supernova E3 Pro 2 should satisfy the numbers obsession.

    The upgraded IQ Cyo is as good as most people ever need, at half the price.
  2. Replies
    14
    Views
    261

    At the risk of oversimplification: 500 records...

    At the risk of oversimplification:
    500 records the ride
    510 adds heart rate and cadence
    800 adds map (over 500)
    810 adds HR and cadence to 800
    Touring is like 800 with free maps
    Touring plus...
  3. Replies
    18
    Views
    392

    Aside from cold weather, it doesn't make any...

    Aside from cold weather, it doesn't make any difference. Wool hiking socks are fine in cold weather if they'll fit in your cycling shoes.

    In really hot weather, anklets may feel marginally cooler...
  4. Replies
    7
    Views
    258

    Read the decal on the frame or the blurb in the...

    Read the decal on the frame or the blurb in the manufacturer's catalog to see which category a suspect bike falls into.

    If you want the other one, you might have to paint "cyclocross" or "gravel"...
  5. Thread: Shoe Comfort

    by pdlamb
    Replies
    18
    Views
    387

    (Hoping this doesn't double post...) Try...

    (Hoping this doesn't double post...)

    Try tightening the strap near the back of your foot really snug, and leaving the forward two straps a bit loose.

    The rear strap keeps your foot from sliding...
  6. If you can overcome the hideous clip, you can...

    If you can overcome the hideous clip, you can detach most blinkies from their mounts and carry them or stow them separately until it gets dark.

    (But what do I know? I only look at mine when I...
  7. Replies
    26
    Views
    495

    +1 and +N on the suggestion to get a good...

    +1

    and +N on the suggestion to get a good spoke wrench.
  8. Replies
    8
    Views
    351

    I'd try to put 100 miles or so on it, just to...

    I'd try to put 100 miles or so on it, just to make sure everything's assembled correctly.

    I've had wierd stuff happen after maintenance -- like a cassette locknut that wasn't locked; do you carry...
  9. Replies
    15
    Views
    442

    Walking 10 miles at 5 mph. It's really hard to...

    Walking 10 miles at 5 mph. It's really hard to ride a bicycle that slow, unless you're climbing a steep hill.
  10. Replies
    124
    Views
    3,313

    Maybe you should just buy a cheap plastic saddle...

    Maybe you should just buy a cheap plastic saddle and ride it until the gel topping has been flattened. I've got about 30,000 miles on one, weight more than you, and it MAY have been tightened 4...
  11. Replies
    60
    Views
    1,547

    Let me see if I understand your points about...

    Let me see if I understand your points about riding a bicycle in Portland.

    (1) Bike lanes there are often sub-standard, and cyclists in the bike lanes there will often be in the door zone.
    (2)...
  12. Thread: Spoke Tension

    by pdlamb
    Replies
    9
    Views
    329

    If you found one that was hand-loose, you did the...

    If you found one that was hand-loose, you did the right thing. If you were really good (or lucky), you might have tightened that one spoke and had everything trued and balanced at the same time. ...
  13. At the risk of being blunt: Stop surfing the...

    At the risk of being blunt:

    Stop surfing the web looking at other bikes. Go ride the one you have. You'll have more fun, create more memories, and enjoy life more riding a bike than you will by...
  14. Replies
    23
    Views
    667

    I remember looking a Jan Heine's post and...

    I remember looking a Jan Heine's post and thinking, "Where does he ride that three cyclists can ride abreast on the SHOULDER?" Most of my brevets, as well as other rides, are on roads where I'm...
  15. Thread: Bike weight

    by pdlamb
    Replies
    17
    Views
    506

    One of THEM recommended your bike weigh about 12%...

    One of THEM recommended your bike weigh about 12% of your body. (Sorry, can't remember who THEY are right now.) 30 pounds is 12% of 250, but since you're carrying things to keep the bike working...
  16. Replies
    7
    Views
    379

    14 (American shoe size) corresponds to about 50...

    14 (American shoe size) corresponds to about 50 (European scale). Sidis go up to at least 52, so if the straight Mega isn't wide enough, you might be able to go another size up and get a bit of...
  17. Why? is the big question. If OP doesn't know...

    Why? is the big question. If OP doesn't know s/he wants a particular feature that requires more juice than is in the coin cell, why would they want to mess with recharging the computer periodically?
  18. Replies
    11
    Views
    387

    +1. I can only find the cause of the leak...

    +1. I can only find the cause of the leak occasionally with a single bead off, so it's often quicker to just pull the whole thing off to inspect the inside of the tire.
  19. Replies
    24
    Views
    596

    I've heard the phosphoric acid in sodas can...

    I've heard the phosphoric acid in sodas can damage the liver if a person drinks too much soda. I wonder if one of the additives in Gatorade does something similar to the brain? Maybe the citric...
  20. Not really, even when it's below freezing my...

    Not really, even when it's below freezing my clothes are damp when I get to work.
  21. Start clean. If you shower daily, do it before...

    Start clean. If you shower daily, do it before you leave home.

    Slow down. Take an extra 5 minutes to ride, you'll arrive cooler and drier.

    Baby wipes or equivalent to wipe down when you...
  22. Replies
    51
    Views
    2,256

    If you're near a Walmart, I've found Borax there...

    If you're near a Walmart, I've found Borax there lately. Sometimes it'll show up in one of the grocery stores or in the one old-time hardware store left in town.
  23. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,053

    Might I suggest a couple of lighter tires? Take...

    Might I suggest a couple of lighter tires? Take off the bricks that come on the Randonnee and put on something like 28 Gatorskins. You'll think the bike just lost 8 pounds. Save the OEM tires...
  24. Replies
    45
    Views
    1,359

    I'm with Nick. +1 on #2...

    I'm with Nick. +1 on #2 , YMMV on #1 . My experience is that I can sweat enough to stretch a saddle on a long, hot, humid day, with or without rain.
  25. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,053

    Happens every year, maybe a few weeks earlier...

    Happens every year, maybe a few weeks earlier this year (2014) than the last few years. Run down to your local store now if you want on (on sale!), they might have one your size. Next year, the...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4