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Forum: Great Lakes
01-31-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By Troul

no plans for sustainment of it. waste of...

no plans for sustainment of it. waste of materials.
01-31-23, 05:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,885
Posted By Troul

businesses would need to be incentivized to not...

businesses would need to be incentivized to not only install such ped-cycle parking, but also to maintain & safeguard it for its patrons in order for it to be truly successful imo..
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Troul

if they time it just right, they could mount it...

if they time it just right, they could mount it to a frt wheel spoke nip & really gain some competitive advantage using that tracker sensor
01-30-23, 09:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,524
Posted By Troul

https://youtu.be/vMVkrSbgCYs

https://youtu.be/vMVkrSbgCYs
01-29-23, 11:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 437
Posted By Troul

i like it, & maybe it could become even less in...

i like it, & maybe it could become even less in size with longer life if it went with a rechargeable battery... If it were shrunk down enough, it could even be put in the modern steerer tube. A...
01-27-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Troul

I'd try using a tube from the same brand that...

I'd try using a tube from the same brand that supports the next range up in tire width [25-32mm] .
01-26-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,524
Posted By Troul

the additional cost to the customer could mean...

the additional cost to the customer could mean giving up the wax, & going back to using grease on there chain. Can't be having that!!111!
01-26-23, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Troul

left to the rear.

left to the rear.
01-26-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,524
Posted By Troul

if the business needs to jack up the cost that...

if the business needs to jack up the cost that much to make enough money, that tells me the business has some internal operating flaws, too many bad modus operandi decisions, poorly managing money in...
01-26-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Troul

what are the specs of the wheel, tube, & tire? ...

what are the specs of the wheel, tube, & tire? it might be undersized & upon rupturing, it pretzels in the tire cavity.
01-26-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By Troul

being honest; if you can find a radar service car...

being honest; if you can find a radar service car (traffic enforcement) , ask them to beam you as you're recording on your device(s). it would be about as legally accurate as you might get for...
01-26-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,524
Posted By Troul

many might "ride" it out until the weather...

many might "ride" it out until the weather breaks, & by then, forget about the automatic drafting of the increased monthly fee. Might be a tactic that the business is trying to offset for a likely...
01-25-23, 05:12 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,885
Posted By Troul

There's a lot of labor in stripping down that...

There's a lot of labor in stripping down that bicycle to net a few bucks at best. Just tossing that bicycle as it to a recycler wouldn't get you likely half as much. A person that is "in the know"...
01-25-23, 05:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 800
Posted By Troul

it's not unreasonable to put higher standards on...

it's not unreasonable to put higher standards on a product compared to a human's average expectation & capacity. If we can develop shtuff to send things out into outer space, then what's the excuse...
01-24-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,911
Posted By Troul

times like these are why I'm glad I don't get off...

times like these are why I'm glad I don't get off into reading a lot. Rather go huff wax chain lube.
01-24-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By Troul

school bus drivers in my locale are prone to...

school bus drivers in my locale are prone to overshooting the stop sign line. Mostly the fault in how the infrastructure is laid out, but a bus driver sits up much higher so it should allow ample...
01-24-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Troul

i've taken note that the bicycle computer is much...

i've taken note that the bicycle computer is much slower to react to temp swings, but if given some standby time, it'll read accurate. It'll be much more real-time accurate than the "local temps"...
01-24-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,885
Posted By Troul

a modern CF bicycle would either become damaged...

a modern CF bicycle would either become damaged or stolen if left locked up unattended in my area. Hardly any interests will be drawn to a deranged looking bicycle when left out in public...
01-24-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 800
Posted By Troul

until full liability & responsibility can be...

until full liability & responsibility can be placed on self-driving & not holding the human owner accountable, is when it could be accepted.
01-23-23, 09:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,911
Posted By Troul

trying to sustain a MAX cad is where I expect it...

trying to sustain a MAX cad is where I expect it to be no more gooders.

The ticker couldn't tolerate a MAX output before it beats itself up.
01-22-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,107
Posted By Troul

I dont have any personal experience with it, but...

I dont have any personal experience with it, but I'd like to think the tooth count for the cassette would be "geared" towards MTB'ers & not ideal for roadies that like close gearing spreads. The...
01-22-23, 08:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 800
Posted By Troul

touchscreens are one of many issues with modern...

touchscreens are one of many issues with modern cars related to distracted driving.
seeing a can of "fix-a-flat" in place of a spare a long time ago was one of many downward spirals with society.
...
01-22-23, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 803
Posted By Troul

it reduced the chances, but not eliminated it for...

it reduced the chances, but not eliminated it for me.
01-22-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,911
Posted By Troul

force can be a form of torque. I like torque...

force can be a form of torque. I like torque multiplication.
01-22-23, 12:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By Troul

If both are equal in fit form & function, I'd go...

If both are equal in fit form & function, I'd go FX.
I'm hoping the market goes flat, it'll bring along some firesales & lower the probability of theft for bicycles.
01-21-23, 08:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,934
Posted By Troul

CS-01 [cotton swab]

CS-01 [cotton swab]
01-21-23, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 803
Posted By Troul

Are the gym's bikes now equipped with the same...

Are the gym's bikes now equipped with the same attachments as a regular personal recreational bicycle? Last time I was on a gym bike, it didn't have the same seat post config.
It's been a minute...
01-20-23, 12:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,885
Posted By Troul

i'd rather legislation allow for businesses &...

i'd rather legislation allow for businesses & even residential units to have non taxable indoor secure stowage for such property to encourage ped use of cycling.

For how big a business or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 835
Posted By Troul

I may not ride in your area, but thanks for doing...

I may not ride in your area, but thanks for doing what you do to help others!

When I ride in my local area & come across fresh smooth pavement, I get suspicious real quick..... like "will a...
01-19-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,934
Posted By Troul

My outlook on it is that, it's impractical to try...

My outlook on it is that, it's impractical to try & be prepared for anything & everything. I just stow what I deem practical. If what I bring is not used, maybe someone else will greatly appreciate...
01-19-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,885
Posted By Troul

too much risk of being a victim of vandalism for...

too much risk of being a victim of vandalism for the local area, therefore, I wouldn't require any business to accommodate such a thing. it might be more suitable for "nicer" areas, but those areas...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 835
Posted By Troul

That tire is squaring off pretty early if that is...

That tire is squaring off pretty early if that is sorta new...

Those roads are like most "surfaces" here. I'm waiting to see how much worse the roads will be after the salty winter season is...
01-19-23, 12:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,934
Posted By Troul

running TL is nice as it can enable a lower psi,...

running TL is nice as it can enable a lower psi, which not only adds potential comfort, but reduces the pumps needed.
I like running TL, but I still carry a spare tube, a HD patch kit that can...
01-18-23, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 483
Posted By Troul

do you have the correct spacers/spacing?

do you have the correct spacers/spacing?
01-18-23, 10:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,934
Posted By Troul

Wait until a wire bead tire decides to poke its'...

Wait until a wire bead tire decides to poke its' metal wire inward. Defective tires get me more when everything is new, compared to road debris.
01-18-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,055
Posted By Troul

it could be steel or aluminum, but then it would...

it could be steel or aluminum, but then it would likely contain a dark coating. At least carbon is lighter weight...
01-17-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,911
Posted By Troul

i've not really had a great benefit with a higher...

i've not really had a great benefit with a higher cadence for well planned out rides. It does help extend a gassed out ride or when muscle fatigue gets real restrictive.

Stroke, it's all in how...
01-16-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,199
Posted By Troul

to add to what has been stated; if your weight...

to add to what has been stated; if your weight distribution is not always managed for all conditions, you increase your odds to over endo with a front brake emergency stop.

Being capable to...
01-16-23, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,220
Posted By Troul

but you still got in some miles!

but you still got in some miles!
01-15-23, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,220
Posted By Troul

53 I.D. miles.

53 I.D. miles.
01-14-23, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,220
Posted By Troul

75 miles ID.

75 miles ID.
01-13-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Troul

"Potholes up ahead!"

"Potholes up ahead!"
01-13-23, 02:33 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,757
Posted By Troul

buying stuff like you're after online will likely...

buying stuff like you're after online will likely be much cheaper.
The LBS is 3x to what Amazon sells the same thing for.


I noticed that too. I now try to catch a bundle of them on sale at...
01-13-23, 12:18 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,231
Posted By Troul

this sums it up.

this sums it up.
01-12-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Troul

without looking into it, that seems like it would...

without looking into it, that seems like it would gain a moving violation ticket for the SAG.
01-11-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Troul

not knowing anything else, I'd pull the cable &...

not knowing anything else, I'd pull the cable & look for broke strands.
01-08-23, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,220
Posted By Troul

rolled 41 miles OD.

rolled 41 miles OD.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By Troul

imo, if running a tube, I'd opt for 60 or 40. ...

imo, if running a tube, I'd opt for 60 or 40.
The 60 would be my choice since I am basically an anchor on the bicycle. Also, I prefer less of a spoke length to keep a low hole count wheel more...
01-05-23, 04:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 674
Posted By Troul

if a grey sidewall was available, I'd go with...

if a grey sidewall was available, I'd go with that... or gum?



this is how it was basically explained to me by a conti rep many years ago. A MTB tire (likely applied to gravel) is generally...
01-04-23, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Troul

The chances of a car going through all that is...

The chances of a car going through all that is far less likely than being rammed while riding in the "protected by painted lines" bicycle lanes.
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