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07-17-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,376
Posted By bakerjw

Some intersections are very problematic. There is...

Some intersections are very problematic. There is one on my commute home where, in the last couple of months, I've had 3 cars pull in front of me when I am clearly in view. The other afternoon, a...
07-07-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,046
Posted By bakerjw

FWIW... I view processed starches as being one of...

FWIW... I view processed starches as being one of the biggest culprits to obesity.
1 - Consume highly processed starch (white bread, white pasta, etc...) <- High glycemic index.
2 - Enzymes in the...
06-26-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By bakerjw

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) PETE bottles start degrading quickly and when exposed to heat will leech antimony. Best to use 1 time and never leave them in...
06-20-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,187
Posted By bakerjw

Heavy or not, that is a darn cool looking frame. ...

Heavy or not, that is a darn cool looking frame.

To the OP. I am 5'11" and my wife is 5'. We had Doug Curtiss of Curtlo cycles build us a road and mountain tandem. The mountain tandem has...
06-20-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,027
Posted By bakerjw

I keep mine for if I ever need to sell a bike. ...

I keep mine for if I ever need to sell a bike.
It is a selling point. "New Saddle!!! Never been used."
06-19-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,039
Posted By bakerjw

I've seen professional athletes that smoke. I...

I've seen professional athletes that smoke. I wonder if he started vaping or switched to it from smoking.

That's the thing. People are starting to vape rather than smoke tobacco and they still get...
06-19-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By bakerjw

One thing to keep in mind is rotational movement...

One thing to keep in mind is rotational movement on the pedal or float.
On my road bike, I use SPD-SL yellow cleats on the bottoms of my shoes because they have 6 degress of float. There are also...
06-19-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,381
Posted By bakerjw

Sounds like riding behind a tandem team having a...

Sounds like riding behind a tandem team having a bad day on the bike...
:tandem:

Hey, it happens.
06-18-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,381
Posted By bakerjw

One reason why I avoid group rides. All it takes...

One reason why I avoid group rides. All it takes is one or 2 morons to put the entire group in a bad light.
06-18-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,338
Posted By bakerjw

It depends on how they get categorized. IMHO, if...

It depends on how they get categorized. IMHO, if it is only pedal assist, then it is an e-bike. If it has a throttle and can go without requiring the rider to pedal, then it is an electric moped and...
06-18-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By bakerjw

I have a spare wheelset that I keep around for...

I have a spare wheelset that I keep around for times like these. It is always good to have something to throw on if needed.
06-17-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By bakerjw

Wellgo MG-5's for my bikes. Light and they grip...

Wellgo MG-5's for my bikes. Light and they grip well.
06-17-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By bakerjw

I use SPD-SL, the road syle "clod" shoes as you...

I use SPD-SL, the road syle "clod" shoes as you eloquently put it, and I have no problem unclipping when needed. It takes practice.

For mountain biking, I use Crank Brothers Egg Beaters. They...
06-11-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By bakerjw

I've ordered a few wheelsets from them through...

I've ordered a few wheelsets from them through the years. They are a mortar shop and have always done well by me. If I need something really custom made, I'll go to Wheelbuilder or similar, but for...
05-30-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 16,179
Posted By bakerjw

I love to read stories like this. I was up...

I love to read stories like this.
I was up around 270 way back, dropped a lot and got back up there. The last time, I was angry that I'd let myself go. My doctor was trying to make me take a statin...
05-30-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,612
Posted By bakerjw

Every mountain style bike that I build runs a...

Every mountain style bike that I build runs a 2x10 drive train built on XTR shifters and XT derailleurs. I know the Shimano number schema and the prices haven't changed much with the recent lock down...
05-30-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,674
Posted By bakerjw

I don't think that there is any reason to be off...

I don't think that there is any reason to be off their bandwagon. As with all products, sacrifices need to be made and they defend their product IMHO in a proper manner. It has an intended use model....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,381
Posted By bakerjw

Our roads here in N.E. Tennessee are great. Some...

Our roads here in N.E. Tennessee are great. Some are a bit rough but that's because they're like 20 years old.

A couple of years ago, I took my road bike back to Illinois to ride. I had not ridden...
05-28-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By bakerjw

I find hockey good to use for intervals. Pick a...

I find hockey good to use for intervals. Pick a team and hammer whenever they head up the ice. Football can work too. Start hammering when the quarterback approaches the center and stop after the...
05-28-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,901
Posted By bakerjw

As mentioned. A properly adjusted helmet is a key...

As mentioned. A properly adjusted helmet is a key factor in its effectiveness.
My wife and I are in the market for new matching helmets (We ride our tandems a lot) and the next ones will be MIPS.
...
05-22-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,343
Posted By bakerjw

Not to derail a thread but it was the same for my...

Not to derail a thread but it was the same for my wife and me. We went less than a mile and knew that it was going to turn out well. My wife is visually impaired and it gave her a chance to enjoy one...
05-22-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,343
Posted By bakerjw

I am curious about the airflow through their...

I am curious about the airflow through their material.
Not that airflow is everything but it is all a balancing act like light, durable and cheap, pick 2.
05-20-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By bakerjw

Not to derail the thread. My touring is on...

Not to derail the thread. My touring is on environments like the Tour Divide. Anything from pavement to gravel road, to rutted jeep trails to horrid single track. It is also very minimal as the load...
05-20-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,072
Posted By bakerjw

I find aluminum to be a harsh ride. Carbon is a...

I find aluminum to be a harsh ride.
Carbon is a bit softer until it isn't.
Steel is a smoother ride.

There are 2 kinds of steel frames. There are the cheap ones that are heavy as heck and then...
05-18-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By bakerjw

RESOLVED.... This morning, I went back out...

RESOLVED....

This morning, I went back out and double checked the cable resistance coming from the shifter. It was crisp and clean.
I checked the derailleur without the cable attached. Manually,...
05-17-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By bakerjw

Typically I use Sram PC-1051 chains. Unless it's...

Typically I use Sram PC-1051 chains. Unless it's for our tandems and the I believe that they are KMC. Non directional as far as I know.
Yes, cog is a more appropriate term.
05-17-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,225
Posted By bakerjw

I'm 55. My first road bike when I started riding...

I'm 55. My first road bike when I started riding seriously about 10 years ago was a Schwinn. It was inexpensive a tad heavy and had a 3x8 drivetrain. I rode at least 15,000 miles on it before...
05-16-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By bakerjw

I have purchased wheelsets from Velomine. They...

I have purchased wheelsets from Velomine. They are great people.
05-16-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By bakerjw

Nice looking ride. Jamis makes some solid...

Nice looking ride. Jamis makes some solid machines.
05-16-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,612
Posted By bakerjw

I would not say that it a sign of things to come...

I would not say that it a sign of things to come but certain segments of society like to push people around.
As to what to do, I'd definitely have contacted the police. What if it had been someone...
05-15-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,216
Posted By bakerjw

That was more of a joke than anything. In...

That was more of a joke than anything.
In almost everything that we do, there are plateaus. Mental, physical, whatever. Don't let it get to you. Just go out, ride hard as you feel and have fun.
05-14-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By bakerjw

Our LBS sold them before they went under. A local...

Our LBS sold them before they went under. A local couple bought one where the wife was very heavy. She lost quite a bit of weight and they rode it across the country.
Good deal!
05-09-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By bakerjw

Just to add. We run that ratio on our mountain...

Just to add. We run that ratio on our mountain tandem that we use for bikepacking. My wife is not the strongest rider so sometimes we need to dip into the "Low" gearing.


There was a study where...
05-06-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,061
Posted By bakerjw

You're probably SOL. Several years ago, I came...

You're probably SOL.
Several years ago, I came over a rise on an unfamiliar road and hit a significant pothole which sent be over the handlebars and into the ER. Not having any insurance at the...
05-03-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 22,736
Posted By bakerjw

There are all kinds of valid reasons for people...

There are all kinds of valid reasons for people to own e-bikes. an older gentleman at our LBS that closed had one and used it to commute to the shop every day. He wasn't very fit and it helped him.
...
04-26-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,541
Posted By bakerjw

Great job! It is amazing what a good diet and...

Great job! It is amazing what a good diet and exercise can do for ones health. I once shaved 52 points off of my LDL in 2 weeks with diet and exercise..
02-11-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,487
Posted By bakerjw

I regularly see the same dogs on the routes that...

I regularly see the same dogs on the routes that I ride. Some are in cages or behind fences and others have invisible fences.
I always call to them or talk to them and after a while some will start...
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