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05-14-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 556
Posted By urbanknight

I would argue that, after the second move inward,...

I would argue that, after the second move inward, you slow or even stop. Drivers and cyclists alike often forget that their vehicle is equipped with an amazing device to help avoid collisions......
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 706
Posted By urbanknight

I loooooong time ago, I was on a training ride...

I loooooong time ago, I was on a training ride chugging along a flat road at about 32 mph enjoying the draft of a 100+ person pack when out of the corner of my eye there was some dude on a full...
05-14-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 556
Posted By urbanknight

True, but isn't the purpose of running against...

True, but isn't the purpose of running against traffic so that you see oncoming traffic and take maneuvers to avoid a collision? Like moving closer to the curb so the cyclist doesn't have to go quite...
05-13-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By urbanknight

I see threads showing on those spokes. Someone...

I see threads showing on those spokes. Someone used spokes that were a few mm too short, and quite possibly went a little too far with the tightening/tensioning trying to cover it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 706
Posted By urbanknight

I'm gonna say no. If a track bike becomes a...

I'm gonna say no. If a track bike becomes a "fixie" as soon as it hits the streets, a fat bike should become a... I don't know... skinny bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 706
Posted By urbanknight

I feel like this was a big and hotly debated...

I feel like this was a big and hotly debated topic when I went on my cycling hiatus almost a decade ago, and we're still talking about it. It seems, as Eric mentioned above, that the smoother the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By urbanknight

Nope, we're gonna take this thread to 3 pages...

Nope, we're gonna take this thread to 3 pages before we even think of letting it die.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By urbanknight

Sounds like everyone has their own experience. I...

Sounds like everyone has their own experience. I stopped buying mediums (even when I was 145lb with a 34" waist) because I literally got sore shoulders from the straps. Large felt just as good to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By urbanknight

My understanding is that you size bibs by height...

My understanding is that you size bibs by height and don't worry about things like waist unless you are seriously outside the realm of a normal human being. The straps will stretch a little, so if...
05-12-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By urbanknight

I never actually ended up seeing him as I worked...

I never actually ended up seeing him as I worked my issues out on my own before he was available, but multiple people recommended Nate Loyal when I was asking around.
https://www.loyalcoaching.com/...
05-07-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By urbanknight

I believe the conventional wisdom is that if you...

I believe the conventional wisdom is that if you have a worn cassette, it will have worn your chain as well. If you're changing a perfectly good cassette just to get different gearing, that's not the...
05-04-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,198
Posted By urbanknight

The Xoss one for $30 gets good reviews on Amazon....

The Xoss one for $30 gets good reviews on Amazon. It fits Garmin mounts and has a rechargeable battery, making it just as economical to run on multiple bikes as any other wireless option.
05-04-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,356
Posted By urbanknight

Should anybody wander into this thread and...

Should anybody wander into this thread and wonder, that's a joke and in real life would likely lead to catastrophic failure of the wheel.
04-26-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By urbanknight

Not having to worry about valve stem length when...

Not having to worry about valve stem length when buying tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,814
Posted By urbanknight

I wear one on my right hand to wipe my mouth, and...

I wear one on my right hand to wipe my mouth, and one on my left hand to wipe my nose. Or is it the other way around? I hate when I get it mixed up!
04-22-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By urbanknight

It seems that's his concern: that a double ring...

It seems that's his concern: that a double ring won't have the ramps and pins because it would be the inner ring for the system it's meant for.

I'm sure you can get middle rings like the TA ones...
04-22-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,304
Posted By urbanknight

It's happened to me before. Mountain biking in...

It's happened to me before. Mountain biking in broad daylight, I rounded a bend just in time to see one trotting off of the trail (probably because it heard me coming), but it stopped maybe 30 or 40...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By urbanknight

I'd still need to work on lightening up the motor...

I'd still need to work on lightening up the motor before worrying about my bike and what else is on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By urbanknight

I actually started carrying a small pump in...

I actually started carrying a small pump in addition to CO2 because I used both cartridges and then double flatted on the same ride, leaving me to walk the last 5 miles. Probably less of a problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By urbanknight

That sounds about like what I felt when I rode on...

That sounds about like what I felt when I rode on Sidis and it turned out my foot was kind of hanging over the edge of the sole (best way I can find to describe it). Wider shoes (and the Sidi Mega...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By urbanknight

Sounds like you want CO2

Sounds like you want CO2
03-30-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,587
Posted By urbanknight

Always ask if you don't know the rider (some are...

Always ask if you don't know the rider (some are fine with it while others are uncomfortable) and always make your presence known (so they know to signal braking and be more predictable).
03-30-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By urbanknight

Makes me imagine a thick crust pizza every time.

Makes me imagine a thick crust pizza every time.
03-25-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By urbanknight

When I start to get excessive flats for no...

When I start to get excessive flats for no apparent reason. There always seems to be a point when this starts to happen, and the wear is not always noticeable on the tire.
03-19-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,541
Posted By urbanknight

Good point. We used to go to a park with a big...

Good point. We used to go to a park with a big grassy area and knock each other off our bikes to practice falling WITHOUT putting our hands down.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,226
Posted By urbanknight

From what I understand, the video starts after...

From what I understand, the video starts after the close pass made by the cop when he was going the same direction, and they started recording and waved him down when he was returning the other way....
03-18-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,541
Posted By urbanknight

But you have to keep in mind that the OP is quite...

But you have to keep in mind that the OP is quite possibly one of the guys who "has no idea how to hold his line in a pack"
03-18-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By urbanknight

When I was a bicycle mechanic, my boss expected...

When I was a bicycle mechanic, my boss expected me to take less than 15 minutes, less than 10 for a single speed. It's been a while, but I recall checking tires/brake pads, cables for wear, adjusting...
03-18-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,880
Posted By urbanknight

"Clear" is not always the same as correct or...

"Clear" is not always the same as correct or precise. I am a music teacher, and much of what we explain is conceptual. Even if I knew precisely how many hundredths of a mm a trumpet player needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,226
Posted By urbanknight

No, but a cop once pulled up behind me when I was...

No, but a cop once pulled up behind me when I was almost to 40 mph in a 40 zone (downhill) and told me on the loud speaker that I was almost at the speed limit. Amusing considering how many sports...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,312
Posted By urbanknight

I keep meaning to switch over to 25's, but every...

I keep meaning to switch over to 25's, but every time I see the 23mm option on sale dirt cheap and go for those instead.
03-16-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,880
Posted By urbanknight

Yes, custom built by me :-D

Yes, custom built by me :-D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By urbanknight

You should be able to pedal a 52/11 comfortably...

You should be able to pedal a 52/11 comfortably to about 40mph. It sounds like you use way too slow of a cadence, which is not only bad for sustainability (edited as per Asgelle's and WhyFi's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,006
Posted By urbanknight

It might make them nervous until they find out...

It might make them nervous until they find out though.
03-03-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By urbanknight

Those are very similar gear combinations and...

Those are very similar gear combinations and chain wrap. If anything (if the new wheel has the cassette further in or further out), you might have to adjust the barrel adjuster and loosen a limit...
03-03-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By urbanknight

I was taught to get the spokes as close to...

I was taught to get the spokes as close to tangential as possible. In my experience, most 28 spoke road or mountain wheels fall right in between 2X and 3X, so I usually go with 2X because it...
03-01-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By urbanknight

As mentioned above, this could be a large project...

As mentioned above, this could be a large project which you might spend more on than just buying a similar bike with a drop handlebar. If you're absolutely in love with this bike and just want a drop...
02-21-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By urbanknight

I've been told that, whichever direction your...

I've been told that, whichever direction your marriage is headed, a tandem will get you there faster.
02-15-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By urbanknight

Winner! Thank you Bike Forums. ...

Winner! Thank you Bike Forums.
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02-09-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By urbanknight

I contacted the manufacturer directly. Nice and...

I contacted the manufacturer directly. Nice and fast response, but they verified that all their 39-46T chainrings are meant for doubles only. I told them they might want to update the description...
02-07-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By urbanknight

Yes, the two bolts are for the eccentric bottom...

Yes, the two bolts are for the eccentric bottom bracket shell (to adjust the timing chain tension).

I grabbed some cable housing that was sitting around, and it fits in there. Maybe one layer of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By urbanknight

They're referring to a very small bump on the...

They're referring to a very small bump on the side of the cleat. I needed to click on the image and enlarge it to be able to see it, so your cataracts might make it impossible. Rest assured though,...
02-01-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By urbanknight

Joining the Club!

Got my son into cycling, but the speed and distance difference was causing me to have to choose between a quality workout and father/son time. Still need to make some adjustments to it (timing chain...
01-16-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,796
Posted By urbanknight

then maybe you should have spelled it “poll” ;-)

then maybe you should have spelled it “poll” ;-)
08-20-07, 01:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,731
Posted By urbanknight

I thought race cars use Nitrogen because it...

I thought race cars use Nitrogen because it doesn't expand from heat as much as ambient air???
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