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04-26-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By qwaalodge

That may be multiple times more expensive than my...

That may be multiple times more expensive than my bike.
04-25-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,226
Posted By qwaalodge

Well....that is going to make the task of taking...

Well....that is going to make the task of taking pictures a lot harder
04-24-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By qwaalodge

Does a product like this exist?

I want something to rest the elbows when hunched low in TT posture and be able to easily swivel the elbow pads out of the way when not using it. Something really simple and cheap.

Please don't...
04-24-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,515
Posted By qwaalodge

Did not cross my mind I have entertainment value...

Did not cross my mind I have entertainment value because every time I'm debating or arguing with anyone, I never get likes. Someone makes a so-so reply to my post and they get two rows of likes, my...
04-23-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,329
Posted By qwaalodge

All good then. We probably should trade luck. I...

All good then. We probably should trade luck. I sometimes offer to fix people's bikes and they would say NO.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,789
Posted By qwaalodge

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04-23-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,515
Posted By qwaalodge

Black bar tape...:twitchy: I'm totally fine with...

Black bar tape...:twitchy: I'm totally fine with the parting gifts as long as you make welcome gifts too.
04-23-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By qwaalodge

If looks matter more to you than comfort then...

If looks matter more to you than comfort then that can be a big problem.

Otherwise, downsizing is an option if they can give you longer steerer tube to put enough spacers under the stem. Having...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,345
Posted By qwaalodge

I learned cornering at 10 years old. It's 100%...

I learned cornering at 10 years old. It's 100% leaning and 0% steering.

How I learned to corner is put my hands right next to the stem on the handlebar and do 6 to 10 mph figure of 8's on the...
04-23-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By qwaalodge

You might be getting hooked ...

You might be getting hooked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5cuw3W8Io
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,827
Posted By qwaalodge

I have experienced it myself and it's very scary....

I have experienced it myself and it's very scary. I'm really glad some pros are promoting the use of dropper post. It's not just for getting more aero but more importantly, dropper post enhances...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By qwaalodge

You're possibly aggravating the carpal tunnel...

You're possibly aggravating the carpal tunnel nerve in the left hand.

A bigger frame may not solve your problem. Stretching yourself more will put even more pressure on your hands.

One...
04-21-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By qwaalodge

Dog avoidance advice would also be unnecessary:(

Dog avoidance advice would also be unnecessary:(
04-19-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,763
Posted By qwaalodge

Some versions uses leaf spring and have less...

Some versions uses leaf spring and have less moving parts. IMO, the leaf spring version will also be more efficient. Compared to bike, they are simple. No chain, no spokes, no gear shifting, no...
04-18-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,826
Posted By qwaalodge

Some folks don't actually need a front wheel nor...

Some folks don't actually need a front wheel nor chain to move the bike around.

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04-18-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,763
Posted By qwaalodge

Seems like a good alternative to bikes

Low impact enough? I'm checking other sources that say, you can easily cruise 20 mph on it. Same speed as bike but much lighter and much simpler and may take you faster on climbs.
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04-18-22, 03:23 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,118
Posted By qwaalodge

I actually thought this thread is about (like...

I actually thought this thread is about (like it's sub-section of the hobby):

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,614
Posted By qwaalodge

Before you meet the disc brake rotors in a bike,...

Before you meet the disc brake rotors in a bike, you'll first meet the tires, the pedals, the handlebars, the saddle, the chainrings and maybe the rider before you meet the disc rotor.

It's just...
04-15-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,118
Posted By qwaalodge

True about being smart. I definitely miss her a...

True about being smart. I definitely miss her a lot. Will be getting the same breed if I decide to have another dog in the future.
04-15-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,534
Posted By qwaalodge

True, it's a lot easier to deal with the cold,...

True, it's a lot easier to deal with the cold, just wear more layers.

Hot can be ok but ONLY if it's DRY. But Hot and Humid is just punishment. I think NASA or maybe the US Army tried to invent...
04-15-22, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By qwaalodge

Not unless you use dark brown or chocolate brown...

Not unless you use dark brown or chocolate brown paint to try to make it look like wood with some artsy paint strokes. Faux wood paintwork is never out of style:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,827
Posted By qwaalodge

When descending and cornering fast, you'll feel...

When descending and cornering fast, you'll feel most stable if you put more weight on the front wheel and as low as possible. That means crouching down as low as you can, moving forward on the seat,...
04-13-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By qwaalodge

You can cover up anything with weather balloons,...

You can cover up anything with weather balloons, including crashed UFOs
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,614
Posted By qwaalodge

I concur that chainrings, especially the biggest...

I concur that chainrings, especially the biggest chainring on 2 or 3x is far more dangerous than disc brakes.

It's one reason I went 1x. No more exposed teeth from the chainring because the chain...
04-13-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,418
Posted By qwaalodge

Try sitting at it in the widest part, within the...

Try sitting at it in the widest part, within the sloping upward part. Perhaps, you may tilt the saddle slightly upward if you wish to try sitting at the wide part so the upward sloping part becomes...
04-12-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,418
Posted By qwaalodge

I might try that someday!:thumb: It's a...

I might try that someday!:thumb:

It's a thing when you needed a cutout. Unfortunately, many designers simply put a hole in the same "sloping-side" saddle design. It can still put pressure on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By qwaalodge

If this is more of a jolt than just clicking then...

If this is more of a jolt than just clicking then it might be "chain skipping" caused by either stretched chain or worn cassette.

If the crank is literally moving off the axis, then it's likely...
04-11-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,418
Posted By qwaalodge

I tend to have similar problems like you do on...

I tend to have similar problems like you do on popular saddle designs where the sides slope downwards on the sit area. They do feel like sofa in a bad way.

I'm also in desperate need of cutout...
04-11-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By qwaalodge

Buy a cheap but quality bike at your destination,...

Buy a cheap but quality bike at your destination, ride it with care then give it as a gift to the bug-eyed kid or adult who keeps eyeballing your bike when your vacation is over and you're going back...
04-10-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,519
Posted By qwaalodge

Once I was walking on a MUP then saw a dog with...

Once I was walking on a MUP then saw a dog with its owner. The dog was not on a leash. I was 50 meters away and it started running towards me.

I was like ...
04-06-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,991
Posted By qwaalodge

There are ways to make steep climbing easier by...

There are ways to make steep climbing easier by changing a few adjustments on your bike.

for example, if you're coming up to a steep climb, stop at the side the of the road and make adjustments to...
04-06-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By qwaalodge

I did wet my long sleeved quick dry hoodie jacket...

I did wet my long sleeved quick dry hoodie jacket before heading out and my gloves and my hair too. It was nice until it it dried out in 30 minutes. Unfortunately, I did not bring extra water to...
04-06-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,179
Posted By qwaalodge

We have one on our cars and no one's adjusting...

We have one on our cars and no one's adjusting theirs. On bicycles will just need different frame construction. The enclosed drivetrain unit would probably need to have the BB, chainstay, dropouts,...
04-05-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,118
Posted By qwaalodge

We have dogs posting in the forum?

We have dogs posting in the forum?
04-05-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,179
Posted By qwaalodge

A fully enclosed/sealed drivetrain would be nice...

A fully enclosed/sealed drivetrain would be nice but the tech doesn't exist yet. I don't mean just IGH but also fully enclosed power transmissions. No more exposed chain / drive shaft, perhaps, not...
04-03-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,845
Posted By qwaalodge

Doing lots of good things and being popular is...

Doing lots of good things and being popular is not a privilege to put the lives of other people in danger.

That's being elitist. Being an elitist automatically makes you part of the world's...
04-02-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,845
Posted By qwaalodge

It doesn't matter if you're doing lots of...

It doesn't matter if you're doing lots of positive things for other people even if you're Elon Musk or the president of a large humanitarian organization. It doesn't give you the privilege to...
04-02-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,845
Posted By qwaalodge

One time I tapped a car because he's driving at...

One time I tapped a car because he's driving at the bike lane, blocking other riders for seemingly no apparent reason, he immediately stopped. If the roads are busier, it could have caused a pile up....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,385
Posted By qwaalodge

My experience with raw carbon fiber is different....

My experience with raw carbon fiber is different. I actually found the raw fibers flexible It feels quite like wood fiber to the touch and I could bend it 90 degrees without breaking, just like...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-22, 01:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,822
Posted By qwaalodge

When you ride in rural gravel / paved roads, you...

When you ride in rural gravel / paved roads, you might want some fenders because if it rained, that water / mud over the road may contain dissolved horse / cow / sheep / goat *****!

Ignorance is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,091
Posted By qwaalodge

Bell works best

Bell works best
03-26-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,320
Posted By qwaalodge

If a major EMP happens, you'll have angry hordes...

If a major EMP happens, you'll have angry hordes of people with no electricity, no work.

Your biggest problem is getting beat up and your bike stolen. Worse if your bike had Di2, the angry hordes...
03-26-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,986
Posted By qwaalodge

Yes, once upon in 1997, a shot wheel...

Yes, once upon in 1997, a shot wheel catastrophically failed and took out a whole city block, started WW3, and robots took over. I went back in time to stop it from happening....
03-21-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,082
Posted By qwaalodge

A bike wheel can flex laterally quite a bit when...

A bike wheel can flex laterally quite a bit when ridden. Short and random sidewall cuts could be caused by something on the fork or front fender that's sporadically coming into contact with the tire...
03-20-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,276
Posted By qwaalodge

I remember that fear when I was a kid learning to...

I remember that fear when I was a kid learning to ride a bike.

Solution to that fear was wearing additional protection to a helmet like elbow and knee pads. The pads did their job. I'd have...
03-19-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,859
Posted By qwaalodge

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03-19-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,859
Posted By qwaalodge

I have team of professionals monitoring CO2...

I have team of professionals monitoring CO2 levels! Seriously, I have quite sensitive hearing. I can clearly comprehend normal volume speech with earplugs on so no problem with CO2 detector. Most...
03-16-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,156
Posted By qwaalodge

I think the best option for everybody is just...

I think the best option for everybody is just wear bright flourescent yellow or flourescent orange helmet and shirt.

That stuff never fails to get attention of everyone on the road and you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By qwaalodge

Full fenders with mudflaps that almost touches...

Full fenders with mudflaps that almost touches the ground.
03-13-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By qwaalodge

A different riding position with a new bike...

A different riding position with a new bike requires time to adapt. Professional bike fitters account for it.

It might be prudent to give it a month or two dealing with some discomfort before...
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