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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-15, 11:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,055
Posted By rdtindsm

Back in the days of tapered bb spindles, I would...

Back in the days of tapered bb spindles, I would occasionally have my left crank fall off. I bought a torque wrench and found that I was only torque to 1/2 the recommended value. Problem solved.
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10-30-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,776
Posted By rdtindsm

I've ridden in Tibet and Nepal. Always amused...

I've ridden in Tibet and Nepal. Always amused when I would catch somebody on a heavy single speed chinese/indian bike and the rider would speed up to "race" me. I was on MTB with panniers in Nepal.
10-30-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,482
Posted By rdtindsm

I was goin' downhill doing ninety miles an hour ...

I was goin' downhill doing ninety miles an hour
When the chain on my bicycle broke
I was skinned all over by the rocks and the gravel
And was punctured to death by the spokes

'm not braggin...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By rdtindsm

Use a pair of shoes that are extra large to use...

Use a pair of shoes that are extra large to use an extra layer of socks or neoprene socks. My personal preference is external neoprene booties and heavy wool socks. Lots of room to encourage...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,655
Posted By rdtindsm

In the late seventies a group of us from the...

In the late seventies a group of us from the upper Midwest were in Austin for about 10 weeks of early season training. We were at a bar, probably being entertained by the grop Riders in the Sky, sort...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,368
Posted By rdtindsm

If you can get someone to hold you, you can learn...

If you can get someone to hold you, you can learn to ride in a very short time, maybe 5 min.

Support the rider with one hand on the head tube and the other on the seat post with your torso/...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-15, 11:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,837
Posted By rdtindsm

johnnyguy: I use the Berthet on a 1999...

johnnyguy:
I use the Berthet on a 1999 Litespeed Ultima, the Brooks B17 Imperial on my Kestral, and the Selle Anatomia replaces the saddle on the Precor Exercycle at the gym. The Berthet probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By rdtindsm

I tried to be cheap by using an 11 fd on a 10 spd...

I tried to be cheap by using an 11 fd on a 10 spd chain. Finally changed it because I had trouble trimming it correctly. That was on a campy system that didn't depend on pull ratios because it has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,837
Posted By rdtindsm

SMP 209, et, all.

I have particular trouble with tender skin in the crease of my crotch due to many years of the minor abrasion that can occur in that area. Excessive milage creates an open wound. It turns out that...
09-25-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,052
Posted By rdtindsm

OP here. RAGBRAI is held on open roads. While...

OP here. RAGBRAI is held on open roads. While there is some degree of traffic control to minimize car / bike conflict, the roads are not closed to auto traffic and the cyclists are allowed to ride...
09-23-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By rdtindsm

I've been using CREE chinese headlamps off e-bay...

I've been using CREE chinese headlamps off e-bay as referenced above, ones that use a head strap. Have three.

Some are better than others, but they are cheap enough you can try two or three. The...
09-05-15, 12:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,292
Posted By rdtindsm

I recently bought the Kestral Evoke, and have...

I recently bought the Kestral Evoke, and have several comments.

The frame is has a bb30 BB and uses an adapter for the Ultegra crank. BB30 has a reputation for creaking and my frame developed a...
09-05-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,263
Posted By rdtindsm

I use a commercial quality Precor bike at my...

I use a commercial quality Precor bike at my fitness club. While there seem to be some idiosyncrasies in its measurements, I find that the speed displayed to compare closely to my road output. Back...
08-29-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,472
Posted By rdtindsm

You can find the doppelganger to the Nashbar...

You can find the doppelganger to the Nashbar double wireless unit on e-bay under the brand "XLC" for $36.95 buy it now price, free shipping. It is the exact same unit as the Nashbar device,...
08-05-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,052
Posted By rdtindsm

Cop rant.

I assume I don't need to explain what RAGBRAI is, but you can't really understand it unless you've been there. The roads are open, but anyone is fool for being on the route in a car unless you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By rdtindsm

epic fails in bike mfg

Ran over my road bike a month ago forgot it was leaning against the passenger side of the car. But the good news is that BD was having a sale on full Ultegra Kestral Evoke.

Within the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,430
Posted By rdtindsm

I bought a BD bike that had a triple on it when I...

I bought a BD bike that had a triple on it when I got back into some serious riding. I put something like a 12-23 (might have been a 13 and or 22).

I am getting old, 67, and the need for big...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,643
Posted By rdtindsm

I roll my own using STP oil treatment and mineral...

I roll my own using STP oil treatment and mineral oil about 1/3.

There is not a lot of lube on the chain once the carrier dries, just a thin coat of thick oil. Doesn't pick up a lot of dirt,...
07-01-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By rdtindsm

10speed & bill kapuan: Exactly what I'm looking...

10speed & bill kapuan: Exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks
07-01-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By rdtindsm

single serving patch glue?

I bought some stick on patches at Wally World with the idea of using them as a backup for my spare tube and multiple flats.

So today, had a pinch flat and I had missed half of the snake bite on...
06-24-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By rdtindsm

convert shimano 10 spd wheel to 9?

Ran over one of my bikes destroying the frame. Since N+1 is the proper number of bikes, I found a great deal on an ultegra equipped 11 spd to go with my lightspeed 9 spd w/ Chorus. .

The back...
06-23-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By rdtindsm

need 9 speed campy cassette.

Have a bike with 9 speed chorus short cage. IIRC, the free hub is aluminum. I currently have a 12(13?) - 22 on it which will get me buy on most rides I do here in central IA. But my bones are getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By rdtindsm

chinese carbon hbar - flattened top profile

Didn't go into the garage with a roof full of bikes, but I did lean it up against the car on passenger side, read the headlines of my newspaper, then back out of parking space, and drove over it. Had...
06-12-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By rdtindsm

White shorts are an incredibly poor choice. ...

White shorts are an incredibly poor choice.

One convenience store clerk sued her employer for sexual harassment after she was exposed to a cyclist entering the store wearing white cycling...
06-12-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,461
Posted By rdtindsm

I used to race and this advice is slanted that...

I used to race and this advice is slanted that way, but I'll temper it later.

Faster is better. I used to occasionally ride with the ride with the Van deVelde family in Illinois. The family...
06-06-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,576
Posted By rdtindsm

I've only read the first page, pardon me if I...

I've only read the first page, pardon me if I repeat another post.

While the drivers on the county roads I ride here in Iowa are generally pretty good about passing, every once in a while one is...
05-30-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By rdtindsm

Thought I'd add a bit of data to the community...

Thought I'd add a bit of data to the community mind. I put a thin lockwasher under the front of the cleat.

Helped immensely.

The washer was the thinnest I could find and was one of the...
05-28-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By rdtindsm

I have one pair of shoes with deltas, one pair...

I have one pair of shoes with deltas, one pair with keo and have already made sure I have the right cleats.

FWIW, IIRC, you can use the keo cleats in a delta pedal. It works, but doesn't feel...
05-28-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By rdtindsm

look keo clleats - trouble clipping in

I've been using look pedals for 30 years with no particular problems clipping in.

In the last couple of years I put look Keo pedals and don't recall that I had any problems clipping in.

When I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By rdtindsm

Two stories: Starting on a ride on hot humid days...

Two stories: Starting on a ride on hot humid days during a period when there was a monsoon like weather pattern, i.e., hot, humid, thunderstorm every afternoon, but reasonably clear until the storm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,758
Posted By rdtindsm

I've probably posted this before, but it good...

I've probably posted this before, but it good enough to repost.

Near Ft. Worth, a small group of us from the local racing club were 80 miles into a century. We were crossing a creek on a longish...
10-07-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 610
Posted By rdtindsm

Tell me about fat tire racing .

I see that cycling usa will have a fat bike championship.

My only experience with a fat bike is one afternoon on a borrowed bike and it has been many years since I've participated in a group...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,047
Posted By rdtindsm

Using the crown to control the bike is probably...

Using the crown to control the bike is probably the standard method.

I saw a jr. racer, an Italian who was in the country for several years, do a track stand by grabbing his front wheel behind the...
10-07-14, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,214
Posted By rdtindsm

Ok, I just noticed the OP is dated. But FWIW: ...

Ok, I just noticed the OP is dated. But FWIW:

When my parents died, I got some estate money and wanted to blow some of it on a cycling adventure. Wound up taking a catered tour from Lhasa to...
10-06-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 959
Posted By rdtindsm

fat bike racing - difference from mtb

I am not as active cycling as I used to be, age does that. But I see that cycling usa will have a fat bike championship.

Is there any thing particularly different between ftb and mtb races in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-14, 10:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,853
Posted By rdtindsm

Don’t want to say yea or nay, but their web site...

Don’t want to say yea or nay, but their web site blogs makes some points. In particular, that they were trashing carbon rims on cobbles and found the problem to be a pump that was reading 10# too...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-14, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,556
Posted By rdtindsm

I'll have to look through my photos. I have a...

I'll have to look through my photos. I have a group photo, more than likely with somebody's bike in the picture at 5200 meters, or about the same as the Uturuncu photo posted above. We were in Tibet...
08-25-14, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By rdtindsm

You can also use a sawzall to cut the seatpost....

You can also use a sawzall to cut the seatpost. Cut the top off and make sure you have a blade that will extend to the bottom of what's still in the frame.

Make a couple of parallel cuts in an arc...
08-25-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By rdtindsm

New Silca chuck gasket - your experience

I put a thumb chuck on my trusty Silca floor pump because it was too hard to pull off with air in it. Today the hose just blew off the chuck and in the process of seeing what else was available on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 10:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,642
Posted By rdtindsm

And calves like cantaloupes. If I have to...

And calves like cantaloupes.
If I have to explain, I probably shouldn’t post, but it’s a quote from Steve King, my congressional rep (Rep, IA). Do the research, but he’s regularly featured In...
08-05-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By rdtindsm

chorus 9 speed rd - exa drive

Am looking for a 9 speed campy rear dear compatible with 2000 record levers. The auction site lists a "NOS CAMPAGNOLO CHORUS 9 SPEED REAR MECH, EXA DRIVE ".
I have a question sent to the seller,...
08-01-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By rdtindsm

Campy used to make an index device to convert old...

Campy used to make an index device to convert old speec shifters to new spec. It's no longer available. Would one be able to cannibalize the index gear from a newer spec shifter to upgrade? There's...
07-31-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By rdtindsm

compatibility issues on campy chorus rd circa 1999 - before and after

I was involved in a bicycle accident about 6 weeks ago which damaged the RD. I think the damage is mostly cosmetic, but a replacement was put on the estimate for a 10 speed Chorus. The mechanic said...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,350
Posted By rdtindsm

My experience is of course anecdotal, as is any...

My experience is of course anecdotal, as is any advice about saddle shapes. I wound up trying the ADOMO and Selle SMP saddles, both on a trial basis.

My first try was the Adomo. It is a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By rdtindsm

I have a Windsor aluminum bike which is speced...

I have a Windsor aluminum bike which is speced similarly to the Al Butter-pecan at a similar price. The specs that OP provides are upgrades in frame material (7005 v 6066) and 11 v 10.

I am...
05-11-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By rdtindsm

Been doing some research. Sounds like I'm better...

Been doing some research. Sounds like I'm better off getting a newer fork of the auction site if it needs to be repaired, but I still need to make that judgement.
05-11-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By rdtindsm

Inspectinng old RockShock fork

I have a Bontrager Privateer mtb circa 1998 +/- that has been idle for several years. I am a road rider, so even the off road use has been limited.

I am bring the bike back to usability and it...
04-18-14, 12:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,271
Posted By rdtindsm

I know there was an -est in OP post, implies one...

I know there was an -est in OP post, implies one reply. But one more.

Late 60;s and Bob Richards, the Wheaties guy, was doing a promotional ride promoting fitness, Wheaties, and Sears. They...
04-17-14, 11:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,271
Posted By rdtindsm

We had a group on RAGBRAI that always had one day...

We had a group on RAGBRAI that always had one day where we dressed in costumes and acted a bit crazy. Fake crashes at RR x-ing, rolling road block, that sort of thing. This particular day, one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By rdtindsm

Update: Bicycling article misses the mark...

Update: Bicycling article misses the mark (http://helmets.org/up1305.htm)

The basic theory of MIPS is that thin plastic liner in the helmet provides shear damping that reduces impact by creating...
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