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Forum: Commuting
10-22-14, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Daytrip

Recommend me a wheelset?

Something in the $200-$400 range. 650b. Hubs compatible with disc brakes. For commuting (San Francisco).
Forum: Commuting
10-19-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Daytrip

Surly Straggler Frame Question

Does the soon-to-be available Surly Straggler 650 have the same frame as the currently available 700 model?

My daughter needs a commuter bike and I'd like to buy the Straggler frame and build up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,647
Posted By Daytrip

I ride with 'bents on occasion. They're pretty...

I ride with 'bents on occasion. They're pretty fast on the flats and downhills, but generally suck climbing hills.

All the 'bents I've seen look like they were put together from a kit in someone's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By Daytrip

Interesting Article

About the history of bicycle design. A book exerpt, actually.

Just in case no one else has posted it.

Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History by Tony Hadland and Hans-Erhard Lessing is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,109
Posted By Daytrip

Got our own hobbies. No competition. Everybody's...

Got our own hobbies. No competition. Everybody's happy.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,980
Posted By Daytrip

Or, as one of my doctors said to me early on, and...

Or, as one of my doctors said to me early on, and in the process, inspired me:

"If you spend the rest of your life worrying about cancer, you'll be wasting the rest of your life."

Sobering, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,980
Posted By Daytrip

Yes, it's Wes. It was either him or John...

Yes, it's Wes. It was either him or John McLaughlin.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,980
Posted By Daytrip

Sometimes it's purple, sometimes green and...

Sometimes it's purple, sometimes green and occasionally, gold.

As an interesting aside, I heard a theory recently that athletes and other people who exercise regularly tend to have a higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,980
Posted By Daytrip

10K Miles

Some people around here get to 10K miles in a year or less, but it took me five years after being diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer back in March of 2009. Despite 5 major surgeries and more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Daytrip

IT Band Injury?

I've got a strange pain on the outside of my knee that I suspect is something common to runners called an IT Band injury. I don't run, but I suspect cycling may be the cause.

Anyone else have this...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Daytrip

She said that's happened to her twice over the...

She said that's happened to her twice over the past couple of weeks. Big bummer.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Daytrip

I don't think security is a big issue. She goes...

I don't think security is a big issue. She goes from her house to her office. Unless someone breaks into either one (or snags it on the train), I don't think her bike is at any risk of theft.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Daytrip

Of course. I'm going to let her spec it, and I'll...

Of course. I'm going to let her spec it, and I'll build it. If she wants drop bars, then I'm blaming her mother.

She works in Menlo Park, BTW, not San Mateo.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-14, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Daytrip

Thanks for all the good suggestions. Right now,...

Thanks for all the good suggestions. Right now, she rides her road bike to the 22nd St. train station from her house, which is about a mile. Then, from the train station in San Mateo another 3 miles...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Daytrip

Busted! Maybe the best approach would be to...

Busted!

Maybe the best approach would be to let her spec. a bike.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Daytrip

Probably closer to $1,500 when you add it all up.

Probably closer to $1,500 when you add it all up.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Daytrip

Thinking About Building Up a Commuter

My daughter just moved to San Francisco and since she can now commute to work on her bike, I thought it would be fun to build her a decent (if not totally sick) commuter bike and leave the road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-13, 01:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,193
Posted By Daytrip

I occasionally encounter Amish buggies when...

I occasionally encounter Amish buggies when riding. When approaching from behind, I call out to the driver so that the horse will know that it's a human being approaching. It's never a good idea to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By Daytrip

Short stems = good reason to buy a Lezyne floor...

Short stems = good reason to buy a Lezyne floor pump or other model with a threaded connector.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,196
Posted By Daytrip

My Park floor pump was a POS. The Joe Blow Pro...

My Park floor pump was a POS. The Joe Blow Pro was better. The Lezyne steel floor pump is the shiz. I like the screw-on head and swivel. Great for short stems on deep rims. The nice thing about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,587
Posted By Daytrip

I find the challenge of choosing the right gear...

I find the challenge of choosing the right gear for conditions to be satisfying. I don't mind riding in the winter as long as it's above, say, 30 degrees and sunny and the roads are clear. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,744
Posted By Daytrip

"you can also manually stop the recording if...

"you can also manually stop the recording if someone buzzes you too closely or pulls some other jack move."


If that wasn't a jack move, officer, I don't know what is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,744
Posted By Daytrip

How about a little video cam that mounts under...

How about a little video cam that mounts under the seat and is pointed at the road behind you so that you can see approaching cars on your trip computer or gps display?

Kinda like a high tech...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-13, 08:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,396
Posted By Daytrip

Whew! Thanks. I only ride in the country and...

Whew! Thanks.

I only ride in the country and my only reason for stopping is to get off the bike for some reason.

You might have problems getting going again after unclipping both feet. I don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-13, 01:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,396
Posted By Daytrip

When I decide to stop, I figure I'm going to need...

When I decide to stop, I figure I'm going to need both legs/feet, so yes, I usually unclip both. Right foot first.

Good habit to get into, I think.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,348
Posted By Daytrip

I'm a gardener, so I pretty much loathe deer, but...

I'm a gardener, so I pretty much loathe deer, but rather than being dumb, I think they're just not hip to human technology. I've noticed that you can drive right up to a deer on a noisy diesel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By Daytrip

Lezyne Comes Through

My Lezyne steel floor pump is about six months out of warranty, but the fill nozzle cracked and the gauge quit working, so I contacted Customer Service who said they would "totally take care" of me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,100
Posted By Daytrip

Many roadies are way too busy trying to look...

Many roadies are way too busy trying to look hardcore to return a wave. I'll lift a finger or slightly nod if you don't look like one of those. Common courtesy, and all that. Of course, I only ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,100
Posted By Daytrip

Waving enthusiastically at other roadies. ...

Waving enthusiastically at other roadies.

Feeling hurt when they don't wave back.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,471
Posted By Daytrip

Ride. Be sure to get plenty of electrolytes...

Ride. Be sure to get plenty of electrolytes before you do. Nuuns tabs or pickle juice would be my choice.

Exercise is, IME, the best cure for a hangover.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,064
Posted By Daytrip

Makes my day. Now you've got two sweet bikes (at...

Makes my day. Now you've got two sweet bikes (at least).

What kind of shape is "it" in? You know, pics or it didn't happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By Daytrip

New one on me, too. One thing you don't want to...

New one on me, too. One thing you don't want to do is install the slip link backwards. That will cause problems.

With a chain saw, on the other hand, it is a big deal. Cuts a lot better when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Daytrip

Hard to say without a photo, but the tube...

Hard to say without a photo, but the tube protruding through the tire doesn't sound good at all. You can get it back on the road by putting a tire patch on the inside of the tire over the hole, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,787
Posted By Daytrip

Doubtful that you'd notice unless you're at a...

Doubtful that you'd notice unless you're at a pretty high level of performance, such as a Cat 1 or Cat 2 racer. We've got way more lung capacity than most of us use, even those of us who do use it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,765
Posted By Daytrip

Not in our lifetimes, Pal. Now water, that's a...

Not in our lifetimes, Pal. Now water, that's a whole 'nuther matter.

The problem with the hill blocking the wind phenomenon in the winter is that after a sweaty climb, I get hit with a blast of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,787
Posted By Daytrip

Stage 4 colorectal cancer, going on 5 years....

Stage 4 colorectal cancer, going on 5 years. During that time, despite 5 major surgeries (including 3 lung ops and half a lung removed) and more chemo than I care to think about, I've logged more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,765
Posted By Daytrip

One nice thing I've noticed about hills is that...

One nice thing I've noticed about hills is that they block the wind.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,765
Posted By Daytrip

Both will make you stronger.

Both will make you stronger.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Daytrip

I say go without the shirt, but some women tend...

I say go without the shirt, but some women tend to get offended by that, because they say it's not fair that guys can go shirtless, while they can't.

I'd argue that they can, but that's just me.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,490
Posted By Daytrip

It's not as hard as you might think. I've done it...

It's not as hard as you might think. I've done it more than once (Doh!).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Daytrip

Manslaughter Conviction for SF Cyclist

I apologize if this has been posted already, either here or elsewhere on this website.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,587
Posted By Daytrip

It was the cable housing. I only had enough...

It was the cable housing. I only had enough housing onhand to do the rear section, and that fixed the problem. Guess I should replace the front part one of these days.

I can't explain the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,150
Posted By Daytrip

I have to constantly remind myself to close my...

I have to constantly remind myself to close my mouth, 'cause I damn sure don't want to wind up with a stinger in my throat or mouth.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By Daytrip

Well, which is it?

Well, which is it?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,657
Posted By Daytrip

What's a Pcad?

What's a Pcad?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,657
Posted By Daytrip

Are Trek bikes any good?

Are Trek bikes any good?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,415
Posted By Daytrip

Yes, he is. I've been thinking about...

Yes, he is.

I've been thinking about replacing Wes with an iconic photo of John McLaughlin taken during the *****es Brew sessions (my current obsession), but Wes is pretty hard to top in any...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 07:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,425
Posted By Daytrip

I've had good luck staying calm and talking to...

I've had good luck staying calm and talking to the dogs who approach me on my rides. Most are farm dogs, and I generally tell them what good boys they are and remind them that they don't want to bite...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,189
Posted By Daytrip

As so many others have said, the road bike trail...

As so many others have said, the road bike trail starts right in front of my house, and it ties into a continent-wide system of millions of miles of well maintained trails.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,415
Posted By Daytrip

I decided early on that the best place for my...

I decided early on that the best place for my hands is on the handlebars, after a gust of wind nearly caused me to crash while riding no handed down a hill. Whatever you get out of it, ain't worth...
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