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01-03-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,122
Posted By UCantTouchThis

:eek: I dunno but the valves are pretty...

:eek: I dunno but the valves are pretty important on my wheels. :D
01-03-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,122
Posted By grizzly59

the reason for the covers is to protect the tube...

the reason for the covers is to protect the tube rubber from the rough end of the valve when it's flat and folded up in your seat bag, etc. Once mounted on a wheel it serves no purpose.
12-25-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,501
Posted By wolfchild

Arguing and debating about such a trivial...

Arguing and debating about such a trivial irrelevant thing is a great way to end an old year...Seriously it doesn't matter, there is no right or wrong here.
Forum: Foo
12-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 693
Posted By RubeRad

I know what all those words mean...individually...

I know what all those words mean...individually...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,680
Posted By WhyFi

Shift to the little ring before you need it....

Shift to the little ring before you need it. Remember that there's a lot of overlap between the two chainrings and that you should be able to comfortably cruise in the granny ring at 18-20mph without...
11-27-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By Iride01

I just got a Garmin Edge 530 after using an Edge...

I just got a Garmin Edge 530 after using an Edge 500 ever since they came on the market. My list is somewhat like yours, except I don't need maps as my phone has them on a bigger screen. I do like...
11-09-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,011
Posted By gsa103

For reference, aircraft explicitly DO NOT use GPS...

For reference, aircraft explicitly DO NOT use GPS for altitude. Aircraft altitude is always barometric primary. An ILS approach can utilize GPS but the primary altitude data will be from a...
10-25-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,376
Posted By rsbob

a fair enough assessment. Well done.

a fair enough assessment. Well done.
10-15-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By Iride01

I do have to admit, when I read your first post I...

I do have to admit, when I read your first post I wondered in what way that was a major difference and why you assumed we all knew what that meant. A little more words of explanation will have made...
10-13-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By Iride01

There is no reverse polarity going on. If...

There is no reverse polarity going on.

If you look at how the battery compartment for a coin battery is designed, you should realize that if put in backwards, there will only be one side of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,869
Posted By gsa103

A basic Allez is $1100 MSRP and has a threaded...

A basic Allez is $1100 MSRP and has a threaded BB, a round seat-post and rim brakes, nothing proprietary. The whole point of the bike is for bragging rights to the lightest frame. I'm sure its a...
10-01-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 8,103
Posted By genejockey

It happened long before that, apparently...

It happened long before that, apparently (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1276642/):Our earliest known ancestor is the fish Rhipidistia (2...
Forum: Foo
09-30-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,317
Posted By CliffordK

I did finally get a call from PayPal today....

I did finally get a call from PayPal today. Thankfully she only asked for my name, and didn't demand my SS#, otherwise there would've been hell to pay :crash: :troll:

She confirmed that this was...
09-26-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,206
Posted By genejockey

The question I always have when they do these...

The question I always have when they do these cadence studies is how used to riding at high cadences were the subjects? I mean, when I first started trying to spin >90, I found it really difficult. ...
09-22-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,710
Posted By genejockey

What if Grant Peterson is neither a visionary nor...

What if Grant Peterson is neither a visionary nor a snake oil salesman, but just some guy who likes a certain kind of bike and a certain kind of riding, and found a way to make a living selling that...
09-22-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,396
Posted By noimagination

Agreed. This may not be true everywhere,...

Agreed.

This may not be true everywhere, but where I ride few cyclists stop and yield the right of way at stop signs. If a car is stopped at a stop sign and the cyclist is approaching a stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,787
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, I guess they're putting artificial...

Yeah, I guess they're putting artificial intelligence in cars now.
09-17-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By cyccommute

Itís actually more confusing than that. The...

Itís actually more confusing than that. The whole lettering designation of the French system is a left over. Wheels with a 650, 650A, 650B and 650C are 4 different sizes of wheels and tires. The...
09-16-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By ShannonM

29 inches is the approximate outside diameter of...

29 inches is the approximate outside diameter of an approximately 2 inch wide knobby tire mounted on a 700c rim. Fuzzy memory says that the specific tire was the 700c x 50 WTB Nanoraptor, and that...
09-16-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By Ironfish653

The 'Traditonal' names came from a size...

The 'Traditonal' names came from a size designation based on the outside diameter of the wheel/tire. 700A, 700B, and 700C all measured (nominally) 700mm in diameter, with A being the widest tire,...
09-10-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,935
Posted By Milton Keynes

I'm not going to signal my turn in that situation...

I'm not going to signal my turn in that situation again.
09-03-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By fietsbob

'Twofish' used a rubber block with 2 Velcro ...

'Twofish' used a rubber block with 2 Velcro straps you pull up tight, at right angles to each other,,
http://twofish.biz/ carried by other wholesalers like QBP
08-27-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,529
Posted By genec

While I almost tend to agree... as right now...

While I almost tend to agree... as right now cycling is NOT encouraged to any real extent... I suspect there are some cities that might buck your data points... such as Davis, CA. Frankly any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,919
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Either companies don't like money, or this kind...

Either companies don't like money, or this kind of product is harder than it sounds.

Using Apple for an example, they probably don't want to put the R&D into making a new (for them) kind of...
08-14-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,925
Posted By noimagination

I live, and ride, and drive, in an area with...

I live, and ride, and drive, in an area with quite a number of cyclists (NYC suburb). The number of bicycle riders has increased many-fold over the past 30 years.

When driving, I am scanning the...
08-14-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,925
Posted By Litespud

I'm not even sure that we haven't been...

I'm not even sure that we haven't been misinterpreting the information provided in the original German link cited way back in the mists of time when this thread started. The link was to a rough and...
08-02-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By unterhausen

Braking between front and rear is different...

Braking between front and rear is different enough you have to adapt to it anyway.
07-31-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,107
Posted By frizzen

Just don't use blue lights. Cops are very...

Just don't use blue lights. Cops are very protective of their exclusive use of blue lights and that will get you pulled over. No purple either, it looks blue to many colorblind people. I would...
07-31-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,107
Posted By john m flores

Automobile halogen lamps produce around 1,400...

Automobile halogen lamps produce around 1,400 lumens. HID lamps produce around 3,000 lumens. So it's not the outright power of a bicycle headlight that's the problem, it is the beam pattern and...
07-29-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,925
Posted By Iride01

He said this and someone else says that. And we...

He said this and someone else says that. And we still have people talking about flashing lights at night as if that is what this topic is about. But it's not. Read the OP's title:

Too much...
07-24-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,587
Posted By Bill in VA

Jan Heine and Rene Herse (previously Compass)...

Jan Heine and Rene Herse (previously Compass) have always said they worked with Panaracer to develop their tire. Panaracers are well thought of and Rene Herse took a no compromise risk to work with...
07-24-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,587
Posted By AlmostTrick

I suspect that Jan has more experience and...

I suspect that Jan has more experience and expertise testing and designing tires than any of the posters here, but I could be wrong. Instead of posting only criticism, show us your credentials and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 19,383
Posted By ooga-booga

it would seem rapha needs to sell watches as well.

it would seem rapha needs to sell watches as well.
07-23-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,727
Posted By Miele Man

A lot of the comments smack of Trolling. The...

A lot of the comments smack of Trolling.

The best way to avoid getting doored is to stay out of the door zone. Next best way is to ride very slowly in the door zone and hope your reflexes are fast...
07-23-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,727
Posted By trailangel

Lots of BS here. Every car is a loaded weapon....

Lots of BS here. Every car is a loaded weapon. Any door on any car can open at any time. OP gives fixie couriers the bad rap they deserve when riding faster than traffic, coming up on cars and...
07-20-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,943
Posted By AlmostTrick

One thing I've learned through my 14 years of VC...

One thing I've learned through my 14 years of VC threads here on BF is that when you compare how the experienced riders here actually ride, there is not a whole lot of difference... No matter if they...
Forum: Foo
07-20-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11,358
Views: 2,340,000
Posted By skijor

What, no 3.5mm jack?! :foo: #genec...

What, no 3.5mm jack?! :foo:
#genec (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=genec)
07-17-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By Steve B.

If not using a lot of the performance metrics...

If not using a lot of the performance metrics like Power Meter, Workouts, Segments, etc... and still want good navigation features. also look at the Edge Explore ($249). It is roughly sized between a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,684
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Any software change is always 5x more complicated...

Any software change is always 5x more complicated than you expect. Rule of nature. You can't just write code for the thing you're trying to accomplish, you have to basically cover every possibility...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,684
Posted By Seattle Forrest

A lot of the low tech hardware is to be frugal...

A lot of the low tech hardware is to be frugal with the battery. I find the screen resolution in the Edge series to be very low for the price, and the processors are kind of slow. And, at first, it...
Forum: Foo
07-02-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By genec

Not a great pic, I have others that are...

Not a great pic, I have others that are sharper... but it is what it represents and where I am when I took this.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,117
Posted By cb400bill

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x521/petercotsisroadbikemagfullsize_d387b61f8643e092b557d2ca22331c889c024662.jpg
Not sure if this was ever posted on BF or not. Doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,117
Posted By KiddSisko

In tribute, I would like to post more of the old...

In tribute, I would like to post more of the old BF images I have of Peter as Pcad. For whatever reason, he seemed to relish being a target of ridicule, while at the same time, no one could argue his...
06-11-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,164
Posted By adamhenry

What is this thread about again? My Garmin...

What is this thread about again? My Garmin HRM-Dual strap cost me about $55. I'm not sure how it would be integrated into a bike frame.
06-11-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,164
Posted By msu2001la

I'm confused by this response, and maybe by the...

I'm confused by this response, and maybe by the entire premise of this thread.
You can buy a chest strap heart rate monitor for less than $50 that will be compatible with almost any phone or...
04-24-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,505
Posted By Seattle Forrest

When you throw in the case, mount, and extra...

When you throw in the case, mount, and extra battery pack for the phone, it can wind up being more than a basic GPS computer.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,787
Posted By Jadesfire

Well, fair enough, I did forget to clarify the...

Well, fair enough, I did forget to clarify the tubulars vs tubeless. And there were other, more appropriate options provided to the OP anyway.
Forum: Foo
04-14-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,278
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'd turn the question around personally. What's...

I'd turn the question around personally. What's great about C++ is that it's "pedal to the metal" and if I needed my code to run as fast as possible it's what I'd choose. It's also made to be very...
Forum: Foo
04-08-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,915
Posted By desconhecido

I never knew John Prine nor ever met him. Yet, I...

I never knew John Prine nor ever met him. Yet, I feel a great sense of sorrow with his passing. I've been a fan from about 1972.

This is one of my favorite recordings of one of my favorite John...
Forum: Foo
04-08-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,915
Posted By AlmostTrick

An exceptionally well written tribute to John...

An exceptionally well written tribute to John (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/08/john-prine-was-rare-poet-american-song/?arc404=true)
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