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09-21-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 156
Posted By billridesbikes

On any painted bike I never use dish soap. Dish...

On any painted bike I never use dish soap. Dish soap is actually isn’t a soap, it’s a detergent that has a very high PH. And it does a good job removing old wax or gunk on brake pads, but bike paint...
09-20-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 388
Posted By billridesbikes

As a fellow ASD sufferer I think cycling is an...

As a fellow ASD sufferer I think cycling is an ideal sport. The repetitive nature of pedaling and rhythm of the wheels turning is all very soothing. As an added bonus you don’t have to look at...
09-20-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By billridesbikes

Ladri di biciclette (The bicycle thief)

Ladri di biciclette (The bicycle thief)
09-19-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,385
Posted By billridesbikes

The guy is 80 years old. Even if he was charged...

The guy is 80 years old. Even if he was charged any jail sentence probably wouldnít be VERY long. Likely he wonít be charged at all and probably wonít even lose his license.
If youíre over 70 you...
09-18-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 757
Posted By billridesbikes

Never had a problem with 700x23 Michelin Pros or...

Never had a problem with 700x23 Michelin Pros or 700x23 Vittoria tubulars which which my goto race tires back in the day.
There are a lot of cattle grates out where I live and never had a problem...
09-11-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,465
Posted By billridesbikes

It has nothing to do with environmentalists. Fire...

It has nothing to do with environmentalists. Fire has always been part of the West, that coupled with a megadrought cycle is what is causing fires. There were much bigger fires out west in the 19th...
09-10-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,334
Posted By billridesbikes

I’m able to make a cup-o-noddles in 1 minute and...

I’m able to make a cup-o-noddles in 1 minute and 43 seconds. Is this fast enough to join a cup-o-noddles group?
My goal is to be in the Tour de Noodles next year. I’m fourteen years old if that...
09-09-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,334
Posted By billridesbikes

Is [bike forums] [cup o noddles] bad for my heart...

Is [bike forums] [cup o noddles] bad for my heart and blood pressure?
09-08-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,074
Posted By billridesbikes

For a Campagnolo drivetrain you always use the...

For a Campagnolo drivetrain you always use the longest chain possible and determine the chain length needed in the big-big combo. This reduces the spring tension in the RD for optimized shifting.
09-03-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,569
Posted By billridesbikes

Yes, car culture works very hard to present...

Yes, car culture works very hard to present driving as safe and fun and at the same time does itís best to present cycling on public roads as dangerous. Iím convinced that if car accidents where...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By billridesbikes

Here is a power meter study (and references to...

Here is a power meter study (and references to previous studies). After testing 54 meters they claim an accuracy of -0.9% to true value (slight under reporting of true effort) and coefficient of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By billridesbikes

1) I imagine that pedaling in a class, even a...

1) I imagine that pedaling in a class, even a virtual one, is more motivating than just riding around. Do you have a heart rate monitor? How does your HR compare?

2) How is the bike software...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,817
Posted By billridesbikes

Only a venial sin.

Only a venial sin.
08-26-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,700
Posted By billridesbikes

Give up now. Once your gf has trashed the bike...

Give up now.
Once your gf has trashed the bike in her brain she’ll always be unhappy with it. If she has an accident it will forever be your fault for making her ride that bike, something your...
08-22-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,903
Posted By billridesbikes

Generally manufacturers are assumed to know more...

Generally manufacturers are assumed to know more about their product than customers. Manufacturers also have a ďduty to warnĒ if there is danger to the user that is not obvious. However, youíre...
08-22-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,105
Posted By billridesbikes

Don’t run blinking lights in group rides. So very...

Don’t run blinking lights in group rides. So very annoying.
08-20-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,697
Posted By billridesbikes

Awesome build for your Roadini. Here is an...

Awesome build for your Roadini.

Here is an older Roadini I built up for my wife for her Christmas present in 2018. 32mm tires, Rene Herse crankset, and Record 10sp, also came in at around 23lbs....
08-19-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,903
Posted By billridesbikes

This is wrong, there is no unequal forces on some...

This is wrong, there is no unequal forces on some spokes and not others. For a rim brake under hard braking, say 400N applied by the brake shoes you have a rearward force of 200N pushing the rear of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,285
Posted By billridesbikes

As we say in the electronics industry, “it’s not...

As we say in the electronics industry, “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature”.

My Edge stays on the bike all the time during the summer riding season. There is no real reason to ever remove it. When it...
08-12-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,421
Posted By billridesbikes

It’s just a bike ride. If you have to DNF and get...

It’s just a bike ride. If you have to DNF and get picked up by the boom wagon who cares?
Forum: Foo
08-11-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,261
Posted By billridesbikes

‘Ken’ never took off as the equivalent of...

‘Ken’ never took off as the equivalent of ‘Karen’, because an angry entitled middle aged white man acting out in public is more or less the norm.
08-10-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By billridesbikes

But we know this isnít likely to be true. The...

But we know this isnít likely to be true. The government has stood by idly while car makers have stopped making sedans and switched to SUVs. SUV collisions with pedestrians are far more deadly than...
08-10-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By billridesbikes

I’m fairly certain that algorithms will be...

I’m fairly certain that algorithms will be optimized to prioritize driver and occupate safely including minor injuries, and if pedestrians get in the way that’s just too bad. (Thoughts and prayers)
...
08-09-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,771
Posted By billridesbikes

I’m going with the Automobile. Definitely a very...

I’m going with the Automobile. Definitely a very bad invention for bicycles.

Also, what’s up with these massive semi- truck looking grills on new truck and SUVs? I doubt drivers can actually see...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,951
Posted By billridesbikes

How is that different from any other brand in the...

How is that different from any other brand in the world? Even if youíre sewing your own jerseys whatever you wear is going to project an image. Even the conscious effort to not project an image is...
07-25-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,562
Posted By billridesbikes

I prefer to have my butt in the saddle with my...

I prefer to have my butt in the saddle with my weight shifted over the front wheel as much as possible on a high speed decent. You want maximum contact with the bike and lifting out of the saddle...
07-23-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 513
Posted By billridesbikes

Um, calipers? If you don’t have calipers...

Um, calipers?

If you don’t have calipers measure around the tube with a tape measure and divide by 3.14, that is also the diameter.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,951
Posted By billridesbikes

I bought my Rapha jersey at the London Soho store...

I bought my Rapha jersey at the London Soho store when I was visiting England a couple years ago because the price in pounds seems lower than dollars... ahaha

I never knew how good jerseys and...
07-21-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,926
Posted By billridesbikes

If you had experience in manufacturing you would...

If you had experience in manufacturing you would know that 100% inspect maybe catches around 80% of defective material. 100% inspect is not all that effective and a QA team can never inspect itís way...
07-18-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By billridesbikes

A better idea would be a GPS + blackbox data...

A better idea would be a GPS + blackbox data collection system in every car. Instead of gas taxes and car registrations, each month youíre charged for the number of miles driven, if you like to speed...
07-05-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,017
Posted By billridesbikes

The problem is we really have only one word in...

The problem is we really have only one word in English to describe ‘someone who rides a bike’ and that is ‘cyclist’. Unfortunately that word has developed a somewhat negative connotation of a MAMIL....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By billridesbikes

CNC, not forged, so not exactly everything OP...

CNC, not forged, so not exactly everything OP asked for
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By billridesbikes

Here is Rene Herse thoughts on cranks, CNC vs....

Here is Rene Herse thoughts on cranks, CNC vs. forged, and manufacturing in the USA.
https://www.renehersecycles.com/why-not-made-in-u-s-a/
07-04-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,675
Posted By billridesbikes

Any road bike I happen to be riding acquires a...

Any road bike I happen to be riding acquires a certain style and savoir faire! Ah-hahah
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By billridesbikes

Aren’t all Suqino cranks and bike parts made at...

Aren’t all Suqino cranks and bike parts made at their factory in Nara city Japan?

Also the White Industries crank is CNC machined, not forged.
07-03-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,542
Posted By billridesbikes

A big N-O to blinky headlights

Youíre on a bike, not running a discotheque. A steady front light with a lowish brightness for a DRL seems to work fine because I think itís main safety impact is at intersections where everyone is...
06-27-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,572
Posted By billridesbikes

King Cage is a great value and they work great....

King Cage is a great value and they work great. You and plop down $60 and get the titanium version.

Nitto cages look pretty but run between $60-90. I don’t have one, but maybe for the next bike.
06-26-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,160
Posted By billridesbikes

Just ride. Look, there are all kinds of...

Just ride.

Look, there are all kinds of stuff you can buy, but don’t use it as an excuse not to get out and ride.
Right now getting out several times a week, even for a few miles, it most...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,501
Posted By billridesbikes

Not going to enter the tire psi debate but riding...

Not going to enter the tire psi debate but riding where the road derbies have accumulated only leads to tears and heartache.

Not only is it strewn with trash and debris but gravel can hide sharp...
06-17-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,573
Posted By billridesbikes

Yeah, I make myself go. After a few miles I feel...

Yeah, I make myself go. After a few miles I feel better usually.
06-16-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,792
Posted By billridesbikes

No ANT+ on a smart phone, and that’s a deal...

No ANT+ on a smart phone, and that’s a deal breaker for a lot of my older sensors and HRMs.

Also the bike computer will work under more extreme temperatures and weather, as most smart phones will...
06-10-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By billridesbikes

I have two rules for QRs. 1) Never put a...

I have two rules for QRs.

1) Never put a wheel on the bike without properly securing the QR as if you where going to ride it immediately. I have stuck a wheel on and thought I would come back and...
06-10-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,875
Posted By billridesbikes

Anyone pulling a 5th wheel or boat. You think...

Anyone pulling a 5th wheel or boat. You think they’re past you, then suddenly a whole lot more is happening...
06-06-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,559
Posted By billridesbikes

I hope by the time Iím 60 Iíll have the good...

I hope by the time Iím 60 Iíll have the good sense to act properly in public.
All dude had to do was keep riding, mind his own, and enjoy the day.
06-05-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,124
Posted By billridesbikes

Many good suggestions here. Since youíre going...

Many good suggestions here. Since youíre going with Ti why not spend a little extra and go custom.

Colorado, Corvid Cycles
https://www.corvidcycles.com/

Portland, Ti Cycles ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,652
Posted By billridesbikes

Climb like Marco

Important to have a strong core and not let it drop as you pedal, this uses a ton of energy. Keep you upper body still and let your legs do the work. Watch some videos of Marco Pantani, who I think...
05-30-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,589
Posted By billridesbikes

[QUOTE=greatscott;21503176] The Varia can't...

[QUOTE=greatscott;21503176]
The Varia can't also detect a car that is directly behind a lead car coming at you.
[\QUOTE]

Simply false. Thatís not how it works, the radar will Ďseeí anything...
05-30-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,589
Posted By billridesbikes

Radar is better than a rear view mirror, it...

Radar is better than a rear view mirror, it detects cars long before you can hear them and tells you if there are multiple cars all while not having to look away from the road in front of you. ...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,224
Posted By billridesbikes

Ride my own century or 200km, however I’ll carry...

Ride my own century or 200km, however I’ll carry a little more food than usual this year and route myself through small parks in the towns I pass through where I know there are drinking fountains and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,915
Posted By billridesbikes

This morning, three checkout lanes over, I...

This morning, three checkout lanes over, I noticed someone buying the same brand of flour as me so I gave a friendly wave to show some solidarity especially in times like this where your favorite...
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