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09-05-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By flatlander_48

Thatís a good point as the top position on drop...

Thatís a good point as the top position on drop bars is at about the same elevation as flat bars.

Also, specific exercises, massage therapy and chiropractic treatments can also have a positive...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,025
Posted By flatlander_48

Iíve gone to a machine shop to have pedal...

Iíve gone to a machine shop to have pedal extenders drilled, so this isnít a stretch...
04-27-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By flatlander_48

My guess is that it isnít, but Iím not a lawyer....

My guess is that it isnít, but Iím not a lawyer. I would guess that the person could be charged with trespassing, but not for stealing proprietary information. Or perhaps it would be a misdemeanor...
04-10-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By flatlander_48

Yes, taking something IS taking something....

Yes, taking something IS taking something. However, value is determined and demonstrated by what steps are taken to protect an item.
04-09-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By flatlander_48

Heís not entirely wrong. I retired a few years...

Heís not entirely wrong. I retired a few years ago from Corning, Inc. They are perennially in the top handful of companies with the most intellectual property attacks. Some years before I joined the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,148
Posted By flatlander_48

Assos Chamois Creme, every ride... My bike...

Assos Chamois Creme, every ride...

My bike has been professionally fitted by 2 different shop owners.

I only ride good quality bibs: Assos, Campagnolo and Sugoi.

Staying dry is not an option...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,153
Posted By flatlander_48

Any particular reason you donít want to run...

Any particular reason you donít want to run Campagnolo pads?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,153
Posted By flatlander_48

A Bit Of Historical Perspective... As I...

A Bit Of Historical Perspective...

As I remember, Campagnolo created the Fulcrum line for 2 reasons.

It allowed them to manufacture in Asia (Taiwan or China?) to take advantage of lower...
03-17-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By flatlander_48

It doesnít appear that Interbike still exists....

It doesnít appear that Interbike still exists. Seems like it is rolled into the Outdoor Show somehow...
03-17-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By flatlander_48

I wouldnít exactly say that, but I probably do...

I wouldnít exactly say that, but I probably do have more interest in the mechanical hardware than most (retired mechanical engineer). The NAHBS is a great show, but out of the last 10 years or so...
03-08-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By flatlander_48

I probably should have been more specific. Taipei...

I probably should have been more specific. Taipei and Taichung, both in Taiwan, are bicycle trade shows. I was an expatriate there for 6 years. Taipei runs 4 or 5 days and is a major international...
03-02-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By flatlander_48

Bike Shows?

Are there any bike shows in SoCal (basically Los Angeles and southward)? Iím a bit spoiled as I worked in Taiwan for 6 years and attended the Taipei (4x) and Taichung (1x) shows...
12-26-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,776
Posted By flatlander_48

JonBailey Although recumbents have been mentioned...

JonBailey Although recumbents have been mentioned before, I think one like this may be better suited. It has a 700c rear wheel, so the gearing will be more like a regular road bike. With this very...
12-26-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,640
Posted By flatlander_48

This is the comparison of timing belt drives vs...

This is the comparison of timing belt drives vs chain drives for industrial drives. Note that some of the remarks would not apply to bicycle drive trains. Also, I think repair is problematic as...
12-26-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,126
Posted By flatlander_48

From the beginning of 2004 I worked on a project...

From the beginning of 2004 I worked on a project in Taiwan for 6 of the next 8 years. Shortly after I arrived I bought a full size Giant road bike. We were allowed to return to the US for 2 weeks...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,735
Posted By flatlander_48

We all want different things out of our riding...

We all want different things out of our riding experiences, so it's understood that electronic shifting is embraced by some and noot by others. However, to me it is always curious when people state...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,735
Posted By flatlander_48

Interesting. It is surprising to lose power so...

Interesting. It is surprising to lose power so quickly and yes, I would suspect a short. Bicycles vibrate a lot when ridden so it makes me wonder if you have some insulation woen through or perhaps a...
03-13-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,046
Posted By flatlander_48

Adjusting Q factor is different from using pedal...

Adjusting Q factor is different from using pedal extenders to compensate for the fact that your toes point outwards. In other words, if you were to stand and draw lines from the big toe to the heel...
03-10-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,046
Posted By flatlander_48

I've used extenders for several years on...

I've used extenders for several years on Campagnolo Centaur (aluminum) and Chorus (carbon) cranks without issue. Can't the length; it's either 25mm or 30mm. Both of my feet point outwards; one more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,579
Posted By flatlander_48

Haven't looked at this thread in some time... ...

Haven't looked at this thread in some time...

To get to your questions, a 1" difference is ~25mm. As far as I know, no one makes standard cranks with that kind of difference. Even if they did, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,579
Posted By flatlander_48

I have a similar problem and I guess I've sort of...

I have a similar problem and I guess I've sort of been in denial about it. I also have a difference of about an inch, but it's not due to injury per se. I've had arthritis since about 6 years of age...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,579
Posted By flatlander_48

Not a problem! I've purchased their pedal...

Not a problem! I've purchased their pedal extenders in the past and their workmanship is pretty good. I would expect their cleat blocks to be well finished also.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,579
Posted By flatlander_48

Cleat Blocks are at the bottom of the page... ...

Cleat Blocks are at the bottom of the page...

Cants and wedges (http://www.hscycle.com/Pages/cantsandwedges.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,102
Posted By flatlander_48

My first BreakAway used rubber tubes to cover the...

My first BreakAway used rubber tubes to cover the frame members. Some slipped on and others were slit end to end so that you spread them and popped them over some sections. They were held in place by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-16, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By flatlander_48

Other sources might be: Branford Bike-...

Other sources might be:

Branford Bike- Lynskey, Focus, custom, Zipp, Enve, HED, Merckx, Calfee, Look, Accessories, Apparel; Seattle/Bellevue Campagnolo Pro Shop (http://branfordbike.com)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,735
Posted By flatlander_48

I thought Shimano copied Campagnolo and allowed...

I thought Shimano copied Campagnolo and allowed the rear derailleur to be decoupled and manually moved to a different sprocket in the cluster.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By flatlander_48

Yes, I can't really see the natives doing that....

Yes, I can't really see the natives doing that. Now, us transplants...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By flatlander_48

Not sure if you would have much need for a...

Not sure if you would have much need for a balaclava in Hemet...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,421
Posted By flatlander_48

How many watts do you have to pump out in order...

How many watts do you have to pump out in order to break Earth's gravity, or something like that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,421
Posted By flatlander_48

Performance bought BikeNashbar maybe 10 years...

Performance bought BikeNashbar maybe 10 years ago. I think around the same time, Performance also bought SuperGo, but they didn't continue as a subsidiary.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,421
Posted By flatlander_48

Once you get above the low end, I don't believe...

Once you get above the low end, I don't believe any of the manufacturers use gel pads in their mid-range and upper level products. As mentioned, durability is a problem. Another is that you want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,421
Posted By flatlander_48

Not sure how it works for younger ones as it...

Not sure how it works for younger ones as it could be just a function of available funds, but for older folks it could be a holdover from the days of Schwinn Stingrays and such. Basically the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,329
Posted By flatlander_48

Lezyne GPE Ally also, but it will connect with...

Lezyne GPE Ally also, but it will connect with Strava and others...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,421
Posted By flatlander_48

I don't believe it has been mentioned yet, but...

I don't believe it has been mentioned yet, but this is an important point. When shopping for cycling shorts, AVOID ones with gel pads. They just don't work out like you think.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-16, 07:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,329
Posted By flatlander_48

Lezyne Super GPS with Cateye speed/cadence and...

Lezyne Super GPS with Cateye speed/cadence and heart rate sensors...
06-04-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,729
Posted By flatlander_48

Just as a piece of information as it is probably...

Just as a piece of information as it is probably too late for the original poster, I paired my Super GPS with Cateye speed/cadence and heart rate sensors. Worked fine, but seemed very slow to pair;...
06-04-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,922
Posted By flatlander_48

My Lezyne Super GPS says "up to 22 hours on a...

My Lezyne Super GPS says "up to 22 hours on a charge"...
05-25-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 2,021,131
Posted By flatlander_48

I'm Don, a recent retiree and transplant from...

I'm Don, a recent retiree and transplant from Corning, NY.

I got back into cycling in 2001 as you can see from my list of bikes. I was fairly active, going out 1-3 times per week. When I lived in...
05-07-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,897
Posted By flatlander_48

What you're doing is attempting to override the...

What you're doing is attempting to override the muscle memory...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By flatlander_48

I would think that anything where the value is...

I would think that anything where the value is based on rarity and/or exclusivity has some fluctuation in apparent price. That would make it necessary to periodically adjust the Stated Value.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By flatlander_48

I actually went through the appropriate numbers...

I actually went through the appropriate numbers in message #8 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) ...



Wouldn't it be necessary to reconsider those values and...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By flatlander_48

As soon as you said "Stated Value"...

As soon as you said "Stated Value"...
05-06-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,897
Posted By flatlander_48

Some years ago, I bought an inexpensive pair of...

Some years ago, I bought an inexpensive pair of RITCHEY MTB pedals. I learned to ride clipless pedals with those, but I noticed that I was always fiddling with the adjustment. I found this quite...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By flatlander_48

Minus the deductible, yes. It's just that for...

Minus the deductible, yes. It's just that for some reason my insurance makes 2 payments instead of 1. If it weren't for the fact that I upgraded some things, it would be:

Deductible + Depreciated...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By flatlander_48

That's how it worked out. The old and new bikes...

That's how it worked out. The old and new bikes were custom builds, so any data that you might find wouldn't tell the whole story. RITCHEY basically sells the BreakAway as a frame and fork now, so...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By flatlander_48

Yes, that is exactly what I did, only I developed...

Yes, that is exactly what I did, only I developed the prices from various internet sources (Competitive Cyclist, Colorado Cyclist, JensonUSA, etc. and the RITCHEY site). I documented prices and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,406
Posted By flatlander_48

Funny that no one has talked about the Why behind...

Funny that no one has talked about the Why behind Campagnolo's facilities in Romania and Taiwan. By the way, I would wonder if the box really said "Taiwan, Republic of China". That is NOT China. That...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By flatlander_48

How Do Insurance Companies Determine Values?

My RITCHEY (as listed below) was stolen a couple of months ago. Fortunately I have a full replacement value policy, so I worked up what it would cost for the same hardware 11 years later. They pay in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,817
Posted By flatlander_48

There seem to be some things that you do not...

There seem to be some things that you do not understand about Campagnolo.


Owing to the relative sizes of Campagnolo and Shimano, it is hard for Campagnolo to compete strictly on price.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,817
Posted By flatlander_48

From Ribble Cycles in the UK: (all 11-spd...

From Ribble Cycles in the UK: (all 11-spd doubles)

Dura-Ace & Record
$1,426.49 & $1,482.99 ($56.50, 4% difference)

Ultegra & Chorus
$663.81 & $1,087.47 ($423.66, 64% difference)

105 $...
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