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05-03-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am not trying to assign blame. I really don't...

I am not trying to assign blame. I really don't know. But there are a few things that enter my thought process on this.

1) The speed limit there according to the images on Google Maps is 30 MPH...
04-27-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By DangerousDanR

https://www.facebook.com/GreatRidesFargo/videos/20...

https://www.facebook.com/GreatRidesFargo/videos/2018-great-rides-100-person-ride/321981365029931/?__so__=permalink&__rv__=related_videos

So, a total of 131 on the 100 person ride. Mmmmm. That...
04-23-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,397
Posted By DangerousDanR

1) Never once have I supported bicycle licensing...

1) Never once have I supported bicycle licensing because it is always a pretext to put money in government coffers with absolutely zero benefit to the licensee.
2) This group of kids clearly are...
04-23-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,397
Posted By DangerousDanR

Just so we are clear, my time stamps refer to the...

Just so we are clear, my time stamps refer to the video shown in this article:...
04-22-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,397
Posted By DangerousDanR

If the kids behavior had been legal, I would also...

If the kids behavior had been legal, I would also be POed at the LEOs. Watch the video again. Those kids could have been charged with "disorderly conduct", and it would probably stick.

New...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,331
Posted By DangerousDanR

Rolf Vigor are 33 mm depth rims. That is about...

Rolf Vigor are 33 mm depth rims. That is about the limit for aluminum wheels. A set will run you around $650.

But do not give up hope. These folks make what you want, but for a price.
...
04-22-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,397
Posted By DangerousDanR

The people being detained are probably all...

The people being detained are probably all juveniles, so while the officer may have used the term arrest when speaking with them they were probably being detained by Law Enforcement acting in the...
04-21-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have been running into delays with a lot of...

I have been running into delays with a lot of bicycle parts. I tried to buy a 120 mm fat bike crankset back in December. The LBS had some Race Face parts on hand, but not a full crankset, and they...
04-19-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,293
Posted By DangerousDanR

Are you really still using a piece of expanded...

Are you really still using a piece of expanded polystyrene from 2008 in a life safety application? You may be a certified genius, but you can't RTFM! I have never kept a helmet more than 5 years. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,459
Posted By DangerousDanR

That is the chain which says "NE"... bring it a...

That is the chain which says "NE"... bring it a shrubbery.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,414
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had a CF seat post assplode under me. ...

I have had a CF seat post assplode under me. Name brand component. Verified genuine by them. Bought brand new. Always tightened with a torque wrench so never overtightened. They claim my frame cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,927
Posted By DangerousDanR

Motopokep: sounds like you...

Motopokep:
sounds like you have two riders who will be riding a very few miles, and one who may or may not ride more. You state that you like the Eurobike XC7000 because it...
04-05-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,799
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have a very good friend who collided with a...

I have a very good friend who collided with a bicycle killing the cyclist. It was at night. The cyclist was wearing all black. The cyclist did not have any lights or reflectors. The cyclist ran a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,336
Posted By DangerousDanR

I haven't ridden anything wider than 25mm on my...

I haven't ridden anything wider than 25mm on my road bikes, but I can state for a fact that if I put wider tires on either of them the rolling resistance would be much higher...because they would...
03-28-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,912
Posted By DangerousDanR

Merlin: I appreciate your comments about a...

Merlin:
I appreciate your comments about a Santana tour. I had considered going on one, but they just seemed too structured. I now believe that we have made the correct decision.

When we are...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-19-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have done an "over the bars" once on a rigid...

I have done an "over the bars" once on a rigid fork fat bike. I was riding along and the "packed" snow gave way and the front wheel disappeared into the snow. I went flying. Fortunately I landed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,524
Posted By DangerousDanR

The local group ride page has this still...

The local group ride page has this still up:ATTENTION: Due to the Coronavirus, we are postponing our group ride schedule until further notice. We will miss riding with you all but we cannot safely...
03-09-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,535
Posted By DangerousDanR

Foofer: I do hope you and your...

Foofer:
I do hope you and your stoker are doing as well as can be hoped for. The injury to yourself that you are describing can be fairly serious. That is a highly vascular area with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,628
Posted By DangerousDanR

Sadly for me it was 3 out of four that failed...

Sadly for me it was 3 out of four that failed with under 500 miles on them due to what looked to be glass cuts. With one I saw the glass on the road but couldn't do anything about it. I do put a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,628
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have used the Schwalbe Pro 1 TLE (25 mm) on my...

I have used the Schwalbe Pro 1 TLE (25 mm) on my solo road bike and it was a good tire, but I did have several tires fail due to glass cuts which would not seal, and even if they did I would not have...
03-08-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,943
Posted By DangerousDanR

What can I say. In my university days a lot of...

What can I say. In my university days a lot of people would ask me if I played "Football." They were thinking lineman, not QB. The answer was "No", said in such a tone that they knew I did not care...
03-04-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By DangerousDanR

Our team age is now 132. So, despite the fact...

Our team age is now 132. So, despite the fact that we are both pledging to join a gym courtesy of our Medicare plans, we may be able to keep the hounds at bay for a while, but it will happen. And...
03-04-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,923
Posted By DangerousDanR

I once had a pair of alloy bars snap off on one...

I once had a pair of alloy bars snap off on one side between the brake lever and the stem. In fairness to Cinelli, yes they were their bars, mine were about 30 years and 50,000 miles old. You do not...
03-04-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,477
Posted By DangerousDanR

Designed by an Orthopedic Surgeon and a Plastic...

Designed by an Orthopedic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon who wanted a new <boat | Porsche | Vacation House >
02-28-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,498
Posted By DangerousDanR

Congratulations on 30 years. We bought ours so...

Congratulations on 30 years. We bought ours so that we could ride across the 60th parallel to celebrate my turning 60. It has been one of the best purchases we have made.

Our tandem is a Ritchey...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,675
Posted By DangerousDanR

I started out in Mechanical Engineering probably...

I started out in Mechanical Engineering probably a few years after you did, back when drawings were made with a drafting machine and a pencil. And mine were just plain ugly. But what I remember...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-25-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,403
Posted By DangerousDanR

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20210225_160001131_hdr_5d80c031a4837af6d8fd1abcadd3048dd4ac752d.jpg
02-24-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By DangerousDanR

A quick check of the CPSC data base will tell you...

A quick check of the CPSC data base will tell you if there has been a recall of any item

https://www.saferproducts.gov/PublicSearch


Use the advanced search option and enter bicycle as the key...
02-20-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,794
Posted By DangerousDanR

The actual text of the bill as currently amended...

The actual text of the bill as currently amended can be read at https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2021/billpdf/HB0184.pdf

My reading of this bill is that it is a very poorly worded attempt to gain favor...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,385
Posted By DangerousDanR

Ritchey: ticks all the boxes except it lists for...

Ritchey: ticks all the boxes except it lists for about $1200

https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/road-logic-frameset
02-12-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,205
Posted By DangerousDanR

Tonka toys are TOYS and they are not made of...

Tonka toys are TOYS and they are not made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Many modern tractors use plastics or composites for fenders and cowling because they are impact resistant, do not...
02-12-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,205
Posted By DangerousDanR

Here is a link to a frame that is going to set...

Here is a link to a frame that is going to set you back at least a cool 15,500 GBP, so about $21,500 US.
https://www.hopetech.com/news/hbt-7005-hours-and-counting/...
02-09-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,587
Posted By DangerousDanR

We rode the Eurovelo 6 in Burgundy in 2019. Much...

We rode the Eurovelo 6 in Burgundy in 2019. Much of the way it runs on the old canal tow paths. Since they were on both sides of the canals, those clever French folks have converted one side to be...
02-08-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By DangerousDanR

+1 for clipless pedals. There are two kinds of...

+1 for clipless pedals. There are two kinds of bikes I would not ride without clipless pedals: a tandem or a fixed gear bike.

P.S. My stoker will not ride the tandem without her cycling shoes...
02-07-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,923
Posted By DangerousDanR

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but "$1600 to...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but "$1600 to $3000" will get you into the decent low end of mountain bikes. You may already have noticed that your Local Bicycle Shop has sod all in stock and...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-03-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,403
Posted By DangerousDanR

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/V-eJNerGBc6RCZ4I...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/V-eJNerGBc6RCZ4Ic-Eke_swclzh9M9G_P0WDviM-d13Iw12Qdp2wQhZ6RN6QVDIqhD8WZcdLkh0r_u68w4zUhYHv6xdITanjiGHE2fzIZ67UO0wZQhc2Q_PFWcp_nHcEPIE_ukem1H7ORjPFC0Wpsq4656xFrYR5P3uJV...
02-01-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,379
Posted By DangerousDanR

When the going gets tough, the tough get ... a...

When the going gets tough, the tough get ... a Fat Bike
01-31-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By DangerousDanR

We once had an Oregon State Trooper tell us that...

We once had an Oregon State Trooper tell us that blue lights were prohibited on our Fire Engine. He was wrong, but after that we kept a copy of the ORS in the engine. LEOs are just like everyone...
01-25-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By DangerousDanR

I used to wear wool mesh for a Ski mountaineering...

I used to wear wool mesh for a Ski mountaineering base layer. These folks make it... Ja Sure, you betcha!

https://www.brynjeusa.com/product-category/wool-thermo/
12-19-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,042
Posted By DangerousDanR

My father was a DI in WWII, so I grew up with...

My father was a DI in WWII, so I grew up with these cartoons...

https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/attachments/edged-weapons/549723d1375810788-m4-bayonet-utica-bill-mauldin-3-.jpg
12-16-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,201
Posted By DangerousDanR

Starting TA: 120 Current TA: 130 We had...

Starting TA: 120
Current TA: 130

We had ridden solo bikes for years, and decided to do the tandem to celebrate turning 60 and start bicycle touring, It has been a great decision.

...
11-22-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,533
Posted By DangerousDanR

I will add +1 for studded tires. When I...

I will add +1 for studded tires.

When I moved to Fargo ND and bought a house 2 miles from my work I decided to become a full time bicycle commuter. Just in case you don't know, Fargo is amazingly...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,435
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have mechanical Campagnolo on my Ritchey...

I have mechanical Campagnolo on my Ritchey Breakaway solo and EPS on my Lynskey. The EPS shifts with very little effort. The mechanical requires a bit more oomph to shift. Also, I can get two gears...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,286
Posted By DangerousDanR

There are several causes of transient visual...

There are several causes of transient visual disturbances. Low blood sugar, optical migraine, brain injury or swelling,.. and probably a whole lot more.

You need someone with a team capable of...
10-19-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have Rolf on my solo road bike and Spinergy...

I have Rolf on my solo road bike and Spinergy from House of Tandems on the tandem. Both have been good. Neither has been "maintenance free". Don't hit any big rocks with the Spinergy. Be mindful of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am about 230 pounds. Used to be pretty strong...

I am about 230 pounds. Used to be pretty strong and I used to break rear wheel spokes a lot. I picked up my cadence to be between 80 and 100 which reduced the wheel breakage issues.

I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By DangerousDanR

We have Spinergy wheels with the bladed spokes on...

We have Spinergy wheels with the bladed spokes on our tandem. Maximum weigh we have put on them is about 450 pounds. No issues with the spokes. Previous wheels had the round spokes. I really don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,019
Posted By DangerousDanR

Living in Fargo, wind is a fact of life. The...

Living in Fargo, wind is a fact of life. The Weather service forecast for today is:

"North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph."

That is a low wind...
10-09-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,801
Posted By DangerousDanR

Year, 1982: Riding the bike path from Newport...

Year, 1982: Riding the bike path from Newport Beach CA up to Long Beach CA. Up to LB fighting the wind all the way, then back to my apartment. After work with a colleague. Strong wind, 15 miles up....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,022
Posted By DangerousDanR

+1 on using Stans and failing, but working fine...

+1 on using Stans and failing, but working fine on Orange Seal. And I run 105 PSI because even after a major weight loss I am still at a slim trim 105-110 kilograms.
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