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Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Clyde1820

Try the 303 Aerospace Protectant product. ...

Try the 303 Aerospace Protectant product.

I've had good results with it in a high-UV environment. Following regular cleaning of the tires, it's a good final step. Lasts about a month. Comes...
06-15-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Clyde1820

Look into "VO2 Max" type training. Good...

Look into "VO2 Max" type training. Good benefits, if done well.

Improving Your Max VO2 (https://www.runnersworld.com/training/a20781494/improving-your-max-vo2/) @ Runner's World.

How to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,282
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. Wouldn't dissuade me from a given...

^ This.


Wouldn't dissuade me from a given product, unless the product itself showed a solid propensity to injure or fail.

As you say, most any part of a bike and one's gear can be involved...
06-05-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51,156
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Posted By Clyde1820

Shogun Prairie Breaker II MTB, vintage, Tange...

Shogun Prairie Breaker II MTB, vintage, Tange double-butted chromoly 21in frame, $45 (https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/bik/d/plano-vintage-shogun-prairie-breaker-ii/6903343244.html) @ Richardson TX...
06-04-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,960
Posted By Clyde1820

Counterpoint, on the question of the utility of...

Counterpoint, on the question of the utility of cutting carbohydrates.

Life lessons from the native tribe with the healthiest hearts in the world...
06-04-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,960
Posted By Clyde1820

Another factor is: the ability of many (most?)...

Another factor is: the ability of many (most?) people to sense "good" tastes in healthy foods can change, once nixing "garbage" (heavily-processed foods) from the diet.

In my own case, it took a...
05-31-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,554
Posted By Clyde1820

High-end rigid MTB framesets: Univega Rover...

High-end rigid MTB framesets: Univega Rover Sport 17.5in, triple-butted chromoly; Schwinn High Sierra 17in, tri-caliber chromoly, $50 for the pair...
05-31-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,554
Posted By Clyde1820

1987 Schwinn Cimarron, 21in frame, $80 OBO...

1987 Schwinn Cimarron, 21in frame, $80 OBO (https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bik/d/loveland-classic-1987-schwinn-cimarron/6896485212.html) @ Fort Collins CO area, CraigsList.

Looks a bit...
05-31-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,742
Posted By Clyde1820

In my own experience, most "mass market" type...

In my own experience, most "mass market" type bikes don't have well-built wheelsets put onto them.

First step I'd suggest: find a quality wheelbuilder, then get those wheels rebuilt with very...
05-31-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,960
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This, basically. For most people. ...

^ This, basically. For most people.


Myself, it's been decades since I had sugar around the house. I don't "do" sweets, much at all. Tend to love higher-fiber foods. I make most all of my own...
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,982
Posted By Clyde1820

In the spot where this lady was, in Aug/Sep it...

In the spot where this lady was, in Aug/Sep it could be expected to have ~1-1.5" of rain. In May, expected to be ~3x that.

Over on Kauai, Hanalei (for example) might see 8" in May.

Not a...
05-28-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,554
Posted By Clyde1820

Fuji Mt. Fuji LTD frame, lugged 18" double-butted...

Fuji Mt. Fuji LTD frame, lugged 18" double-butted chromoly, NOS (new old stock), $60 (https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bik/d/framingham-nice-nos-new-mt-fuji-ltd/6898933336.html) @ Boston MA area,...
05-28-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,554
Posted By Clyde1820

Has a cool bright-yellow front and forest-green...

Has a cool bright-yellow front and forest-green rear. The 1988-spec (https://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemond/1988specmanualFisher.pdf) Mt. Tam frame is quad-butted Tange Prestige. The...
05-27-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,554
Posted By Clyde1820

1986 Schwinn High Sierra, original owner, 18in...

1986 Schwinn High Sierra, original owner, 18in frame, $125 OBO (https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/d/greenwood-schwinn-mountain-bike/6880815448.html) @ Indianapolis IN area, CraigsList.

...
05-27-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,554
Posted By Clyde1820

Trek 890 ATB, 20 inch, $100 OBO...

Trek 890 ATB, 20 inch, $100 OBO (https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/bik/d/south-colby-trek-890-road-bike-20/6889044598.html) @ Seattle WA area, CraigsList.

Not much information on this one, but...
Forum: Foo
05-27-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,982
Posted By Clyde1820

On runs and hikes, I'd always found the best...

On runs and hikes, I'd always found the best spots for a rest were within view of the trail. Never did want to get off it, turned around, then find myself out of sight of it.

A lot of good...
Forum: Foo
05-26-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,982
Posted By Clyde1820

Perhaps. Perhaps not. Back in the day, I...

Perhaps. Perhaps not.

Back in the day, I used to run serious amounts of distance each week. Only safe spots, away from some very dangerous roads in the region, were up in the hills. Of course,...
05-26-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,001
Posted By Clyde1820

Recently missed a vintage lugged Trek 950. Would...

Recently missed a vintage lugged Trek 950. Would have used many of the great-looking examples in this thread for inspiration, on an upright ride.

Early Trek 950, Brooks B17, Nitto Bosco bars,...
05-24-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,203
Posted By Clyde1820

It is pitiful, isn't it? The existing...

It is pitiful, isn't it? The existing legislation (in place) covering such stuff. It's the THC content (the key psychoactive component), so far as I understand it, that negatively impacts people. ...
05-24-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,969
Posted By Clyde1820

... where one has every right to be, you mean? ...

... where one has every right to be, you mean?

Putting down violent assaults against us isn't so-called "vigilantism." It's survival in a situation NOT brought upon us via our own actions, not...
05-24-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,969
Posted By Clyde1820

1) Have you ever been assaulted while riding?...

1) Have you ever been assaulted while riding? What happened and what did you do?

While riding a bike, no. While walking, yes. On a couple of occasions. People I'd never seen came up to me and,...
Forum: Foo
05-22-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,905
Posted By Clyde1820

Yet, much of the year, outside of the "rainy"...

Yet, much of the year, outside of the "rainy" (winter and early spring) season, there's a great amount of sunshine. Occasionally, storms do come through outside the dreary ~5mos of winter, yes, but...
05-22-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Clyde1820

A Co-Motion Pangea 26in Rohloff 36/19. That'd...

A Co-Motion Pangea 26in Rohloff 36/19. That'd work.

Hadn't been considering the Rohloff, but I'll look into it.



Thanks everyone, so far. Very helpful. :thumb:
05-22-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Clyde1820

Yeah, the newer 10spd and 11spd setups have the...

Yeah, the newer 10spd and 11spd setups have the ability to get the larger cassette cogs while still having sufficiently small chainrings.

One crankset maker, out there, is B.O.R. (Germany). ...
05-22-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Clyde1820

There's one I hadn't thought of. 24in rims. Hm....

There's one I hadn't thought of. 24in rims. Hm. Thanks.

There are, from time to time, occasional ads for 24in Stumpjumper models. Might be an option. (I'm certainly on the shorter side of...
05-19-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By Clyde1820

Pretty silly, unnecessary situation. Myself,...

Pretty silly, unnecessary situation.

Myself, I try hard to avoid being struck by 4000lb vehicles. Not riding foolishly. Not anticipating that no cars will be around. Not swinging wide, for any...
05-18-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,925
Posted By Clyde1820

Don't know if any of this will be of help, but...

Don't know if any of this will be of help, but ...


Some information on Royal Nord.

A Royal Nord President was auctioned in 2017 and was claimed to be a 1920s model: ...
05-18-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,554
Posted By Clyde1820

1987 Peugeot Europe Express...

1987 Peugeot Europe Express (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143237801382?ViewItem=&item=143237801382) -- 21in frame, Reynolds 531 tubing, Shimano Deore XT SIS, £220.00, in Camberley UK area, eBay.co.uk....
05-18-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,554
Posted By Clyde1820

1987 Peugeot Cannon Ball Express...

1987 Peugeot Cannon Ball Express (https://asheville.craigslist.org/bik/d/asheville-peugeot-cannon-ball-express/6879575803.html) -- size 18.5in, triple-butted TIG-welded chromoly, $259 @ Asheville NC...
05-18-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,203
Posted By Clyde1820

Best "potions" I've found for sore muscles have...

Best "potions" I've found for sore muscles have been, generally speaking: long soaks in hot water; massage, kneading the muscles, along with "out with the bad blood / in with the good"; stretching...
Forum: Foo
05-18-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,905
Posted By Clyde1820

Uncertain whether you'd be seeking employment or...

Uncertain whether you'd be seeking employment or are retired. Uncertain whether you'd consider smaller towns.

With the exception of "big city" attractions like museums and the like, there are...
05-17-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By Clyde1820

IMO, there is a vast difference between the style...

IMO, there is a vast difference between the style of cycling justifiable on a closed course, such as a MTB park, and the type of cycling justifiable on a multi-use public trail.

Same as with use...
05-16-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By Clyde1820

Anytime I've come to a new area, I seek out a...

Anytime I've come to a new area, I seek out a decent gym where I can find a good workout buddy. At most any gym, you ought to be able to find at least a couple of folks whose schedules and...
05-16-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,276
Posted By Clyde1820

As a trend? Who can say. Every town is...

As a trend? Who can say. Every town is different. Every era is different.

Highlights how a person should value knowledge of the surroundings, those nearby, changing threat levels.

Highlights...
05-16-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 991
Posted By Clyde1820

Ones I've occasionally done in the past ... ...

Ones I've occasionally done in the past ...

An electrolyte type fluid, to help replenish the minerals lost. A small container of milk, or one of the "meal replacement" milk alternatives (ie,...
05-16-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,186
Posted By Clyde1820

I suppose your logic generally holds, yes, that...

I suppose your logic generally holds, yes, that it'll likely be less risky (on the fact of it) to be on a higher-speed road with proper space/lanes for cyclists and slower vehicles than it could on a...
05-15-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,997
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes, of course. Per the OP's description: ...

Yes, of course.

Per the OP's description: "had a little bit of back pain now and again for about 6 months. Nothing bad just the odd ache. The a few weeks back it got really bad."

Could be...
05-15-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,554
Posted By Clyde1820

Schwinn High Sierra, 24" frame, $80...

Schwinn High Sierra, 24" frame, $80 (https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bik/d/montebello-schwinn-high-sierra/6889190881.html) @ Los Angeles CA (Montebello) area, CraigsList
...
05-15-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,554
Posted By Clyde1820

1987 Schwinn High Sierra, 19" frame, $140...

1987 Schwinn High Sierra, 19" frame, $140 (https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-1987-schwinn-high-sierra/6887272645.html) @ Portland OR area, CraigsList



here is a nice vintage 87...
05-15-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By Clyde1820

I, too, ride for general fitness and...

I, too, ride for general fitness and travel/commuting.

As a younger pup, back in the day, I did a ~70mi out-and-back with a buddy at a 25mph average pace for the ride. Was fairly pleased with...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Clyde1820

One possibility. Maine...

One possibility.

Maine (https://bikenewengland.com/2015/07/25/the-east-coast-greenway-in-maine/) -- the East Coast Greenway (http://www.exploremaine.org/bike/eastcoastgreenway/index.shtml),...
05-12-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Clyde1820

Lack of power in the leg is what requires...

Lack of power in the leg is what requires sufficiently low gearing. It won't be a 30% slope or anything like. (So, "going over backwards" isn't a risk.)

But due to old injuries one of my legs...
05-12-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes, I have. Down to about 19 g.i. Works fine. ...

Yes, I have. Down to about 19 g.i. Works fine. And I'm comfortable with the slow speed and cadence involved.
05-11-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Clyde1820

Low gearing -- best way to get sub-14 g.i.

Gearing question: Got a good way to get down to ~13-14 gear-inches on a bike?


Would like to have people's ideas on how to most-easily get a very low-geared setup on a bike. Why? Old injuries...
05-10-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,997
Posted By Clyde1820

Entirely possible. Lots of folks have over-used...

Entirely possible. Lots of folks have over-used and/or under-stretched muscles around the pelvic region (hip flexors, quads, hamstrings, glutes/piriformis, IT band). Lack of flexibility in these...
05-05-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,560
Posted By Clyde1820

I've done a touch over $600, for a...

I've done a touch over $600, for a previously-owned unit.

Though, I should say that I've got my eye on a ~$3K new unit made-to-spec. Haven't been able to convince myself the difference would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,261
Posted By Clyde1820

I turn the thing off, if driving the car or...

I turn the thing off, if driving the car or riding the bike. I'll turn it back on when arriving at my destination, or at a suitable spot for a break on a long trip.

For myself, it's the only safe...
05-03-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,409
Posted By Clyde1820

Didn't assume a thing. Just pointed out the...

Didn't assume a thing.

Just pointed out the suggestion of honking (in a car) as notification with every passage of a slower cyclist is not what I had said, and only that my earlier remark about...
05-03-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,409
Posted By Clyde1820

Certainly unnecessary every time. Obviously,...

Certainly unnecessary every time.

Obviously, useful when overtaking situations justify it.

On a roadway or parking lot with a motor vehicle, or on a MUP with a bike or skateboard.

IF the...
05-03-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,409
Posted By Clyde1820

Depends on the roadway, of course. With...

Depends on the roadway, of course.

With vehicles, certainly it's a narrow category of situations in which one has the possibility of notifying another slower occupant of the roadway that one is...
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