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12-17-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By drlogik

I'm one of those people that tends to believe a...

I'm one of those people that tends to believe a company's recommendation on how to use their product, especially if they offer two different versions of the same product, a single-use version and a...
12-03-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,625
Posted By drlogik

Koyote, Points well taken. We still have a...

Koyote,

Points well taken. We still have a ways to go. The "Leave it to Beaver" days were already on the way out when I was a boy in the mid 1960's.
11-17-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,513
Posted By drlogik

The most important safety feature is your brain...

The most important safety feature is your brain and situational awareness. However...

I ride with one very bright light in random blinker mode in the rear and a really bright light in blinker mode...
11-02-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,475
Posted By drlogik

Having been an in-line skate competitor in a...

Having been an in-line skate competitor in a previous life (i.e. Rollerblades) I found out pretty quickly why we feel a tire is low. I'm pretty sure it's the texture of the pavement that does that.
...
10-31-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 15,427
Posted By drlogik

In my opinion it's marketing hype to sell...

In my opinion it's marketing hype to sell something "better", well, really just different to increase sales. It's the same in almost every sport industry. Heck, there's no way you'll be able to...
10-22-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,527
Posted By drlogik

Precisely why I have separate fully equipped seat...

Precisely why I have separate fully equipped seat bags, and a pump, on every bike I ride. I'm not smart enough to remember to switch....


Does breaking an arm count as being "stranded"? If it...
10-19-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By drlogik

A nice Abbey track chain whip would be a nice...

A nice Abbey track chain whip would be a nice gesture. The very best you can buy in my opinion.

https://www.abbeybiketools.com/collections/tools/products/track-chain-whip
10-13-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By drlogik

A reasonably priced torque wrench is cheap...

A reasonably priced torque wrench is cheap insurance and will pay for itself on the first part or bike that you don't break.

Some, not many, but some very experienced bike mechanics can feel...
10-11-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By drlogik

I bought the chain ring from Wabi as it matches...

I bought the chain ring from Wabi as it matches the old one. It is actually pretty darn close to concentric.

Not sure if anyone else has tried this and it just dawned on me to give it a try:
I...
Forum: Introductions
10-05-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By drlogik

Welcome to the forum! I live in Charlotte. There...

Welcome to the forum! I live in Charlotte. There is a ton of great road riding and mountain bike riding in North Carolina. The mountains have some great mountain bike trails. Where you live at...
10-05-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By drlogik

I bought the Park PP 1.2 and it works pretty...

I bought the Park PP 1.2 and it works pretty well. Quite frankly though, if one had a quality flat-blade screwdriver with dulled edges you could do the job. That's how I had been bleeding brakes...
09-30-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,474
Posted By drlogik

Depends on what you mean by "set screw". I meant...

Depends on what you mean by "set screw". I meant a round-head Allen-style fastener. They sit flush to the tubing better. Smoother look.

Like one of these only a little shorter:...
09-28-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,474
Posted By drlogik

Stainless steel hex-head screws and grease the...

Stainless steel hex-head screws and grease the threads.
09-28-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,710
Posted By drlogik

Lubricants (oil, wax, grease, etc). I have a...

Lubricants (oil, wax, grease, etc). I have a serious problem.
09-16-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,791
Posted By drlogik

I like 'em citrusy so yellow with green edges....

I like 'em citrusy so yellow with green edges. When they go yellow with brown dots they are too sweet for my taste.



Dates go in the GORP mix when backpacking. Along with dried apricots. ...
09-15-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,791
Posted By drlogik

Bananas are awesome! I peel them like a monkey...

Bananas are awesome! I peel them like a monkey from the non-stem end. I eat a banana every day at breakfast.
09-14-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,071
Posted By drlogik

+1 - I top mine up before each ride.

+1 - I top mine up before each ride.
09-10-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,594
Posted By drlogik

+1 - Strava itself doesn't "motivate" me. It's my...

+1 - Strava itself doesn't "motivate" me. It's my own improvement and results that motivate me. I only use it to keep track of daily mileage, yearly mileage and mileage on each bike I own.

+1 -...
09-07-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,349
Posted By drlogik

Reminds me of the movie Gumball Rally, the...

Reminds me of the movie Gumball Rally, the original, when the Italian driver in the Ferrari rips off the rear view mirror and says, "What is behind me is not important".

A lot of truth to that in...
09-07-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,066
Posted By drlogik

I have been using Cygolites for a number of years...

I have been using Cygolites for a number of years now and find them durable, dependable, really bright and as a motorist, they are sometimes obnoxiously bright and flashy. You know, the kind of light...
09-03-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,762
Posted By drlogik

"Hey bud, your barn door is see-through, just...

"Hey bud, your barn door is see-through, just sayin'........"
08-31-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 56,331
Posted By drlogik

Who knows, in 200 years cycling may go full...

Who knows, in 200 years cycling may go full circle.....

...
08-29-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By drlogik

roadsnakes, If you try the pipe insulation,...

roadsnakes,

If you try the pipe insulation, it does work pretty well, you'll need to swap it out for new foam after a dozen rides or so. The good thing is that it is cheap. The insulation that...
08-18-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,943
Posted By drlogik

That's called getting older and wear and tear on...

That's called getting older and wear and tear on your body. Go see an ortho hip and knee specialist doctor.

Welcome to the club, Growing old isn't for sissies.

You might consider switching to...
08-17-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,733
Posted By drlogik

I don't have any tattoos, and neither do most of...

I don't have any tattoos, and neither do most of the people in my circle. I'm a free-thinker who does what I want (within the law) regardless of what people think. I don't look for or need...
08-17-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,733
Posted By drlogik

Tattoos are so establishment. Everyone has at...

Tattoos are so establishment. Everyone has at least one. Nothing says anti-establishment and counter-culture than clear skin with no tattoos, no piercings and natural hair color.

Want to be a...
08-10-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,487
Posted By drlogik

+1 quiet bikes My favorite bike to ride is...

+1 quiet bikes

My favorite bike to ride is my fixed gear Wabi. It basically makes no sound at all, none. Squirt lubes my chain on that bike. It makes sneaking up on other riders a fun and...
08-08-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,886
Posted By drlogik

+1 Huret Jubilee. I had one on my old Raleigh...

+1 Huret Jubilee. I had one on my old Raleigh Super Course from 1975. Beautiful design, light weight and great shifter. Piece of cake to adjust.


Simplicity....

...
08-01-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,124
Posted By drlogik

I'm old school and the method still works very...

I'm old school and the method still works very well without adding extra perfumy odors to your cycling duds. 20 Mule Team Borax! Yep, old fashioned Borax is a great odor killer. In my front-loader I...
07-28-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,370
Posted By drlogik

When it's really hot and humid I rinse my helmet,...

When it's really hot and humid I rinse my helmet, straps and all. off in water after every ride. Every couple of days I rinse my gloves out also as they get "the funk".

One thing I found that will...
07-24-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,547
Posted By drlogik

If you get this tool, recommend it highly, you...

If you get this tool, recommend it highly, you could always use them at home changing tires to see how they perform, then make the decision. Full disclosure, on one bike, my old Pinarello, with Campy...
07-22-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,702
Posted By drlogik

CJ3209, What others have done with two...

CJ3209,

What others have done with two wheels, some curves and color....
...
07-22-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,702
Posted By drlogik

Coppi51, Your designs look really cool....

Coppi51,

Your designs look really cool. Here's my take on today though:

Every bike maker is making the same bike. They all look the same, they all have the same parts. There is nothing unique...
07-20-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,175
Posted By drlogik

There's another thread on this very topic that's...

There's another thread on this very topic that's been discussed in detail.

I'm a firm believer in the Halo head band and Halo "bandana". I live in the muggy southeast and the way these are...
07-19-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,195
Posted By drlogik

Steel lugged or welded frames are too retro....

Steel lugged or welded frames are too retro. Carbon is so...Millennial. Aluminum creaks more than grandpa's knees. The future of bikes is bamboo I tell you. Yep, bamboo butted with carbon lugs,...
07-13-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,551
Posted By drlogik

Go into the shop and ask to see your bike. Don't...

Go into the shop and ask to see your bike. Don't take no for an answer. I have a feeling.......
07-09-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By drlogik

I mix my own shellac from flakes also for...

I mix my own shellac from flakes also for woodwork. The flakes last darn near forever so you can always mix up a fresh batch. Some blonde de-waxed shellac flakes mixed with Denatured alcohol will...
07-07-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By drlogik

A great source for true vintage, reproduction,...

A great source for true vintage, reproduction, hard to find and genuine caps:

https://casquetteur.com/




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07-06-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,396
Posted By drlogik

Pratt, I would suggest first talking with...

Pratt,

I would suggest first talking with your doctor and have the doctor determine what your maximum should be.

My max is 157 (220 minus my age) and is pretty close to what I can tolerate at...
07-05-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,445
Posted By drlogik

oik01, It's fear. I am also trying to get...

oik01,

It's fear. I am also trying to get over a case of it after a bad fall last year that shattered my wrist. I used to descend with reckless abandon even well into my 50's. I have no fear of...
07-05-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By drlogik

I've often wondered the same thing. It's not just...

I've often wondered the same thing. It's not just the motorcycle rider, it's the people running the cameras perched precariously on the back too. In the rain, the sleet, slick roads, rough cobbles,...
07-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,373
Posted By drlogik

Bendopolo, I'm glad I'm not the only one...

Bendopolo,

I'm glad I'm not the only one that picks up nails, screws and shards off the road. I only do it at traffic lights and stop signs though. A few years ago I had a driver pull up next to...
07-04-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,998
Posted By drlogik

SupaCaz Black Super Sticky Kush with red fade...

SupaCaz Black Super Sticky Kush with red fade would look cool. The red fade would blend in to the red Ridley really nicely I should think. Let the tires stand alone. BTW, I run Pirelli P-Zero's also...
06-28-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,749
Posted By drlogik

When was the last time you washed your Spandex?

When was the last time you washed your Spandex?
06-27-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,396
Posted By drlogik

Get a bag of Dog Yummies instead, or better yet,...

Get a bag of Dog Yummies instead, or better yet, a couple of hot dogs. When the dog starts to chase, throw a few on the ground. Even if he doesn't see them right away, he will. Make friends with the...
06-26-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,092
Posted By drlogik

Typically "hitting the wall" or "Bonking" is when...

Typically "hitting the wall" or "Bonking" is when the glycogen stores in the muscles and liver deplete to a point where the brain just shuts things down. Fatigue is the warning signal that hitting...
06-24-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,414
Posted By drlogik

I'm not sure I'd judge a bike by a single ride...

I'm not sure I'd judge a bike by a single ride where you clocked 37 seconds faster. I would cycle that same route five times and average to see how you do.

On my 7 mile loop my times vary quite...
06-23-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,373
Posted By drlogik

I'm not racing anyone so I generally stop for a...

I'm not racing anyone so I generally stop for a moment, take the cap off and take a good swig then keep on truckin'. Never liked squirting in my mouth either. Half the time it goes down the wrong...
06-22-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By drlogik

I have experienced what you have described with a...

I have experienced what you have described with a couple of non-Brooks saddles. They were good saddles too but just started getting "uncomfortable" as you described. I switched to using only Brooks...
06-21-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,885
Posted By drlogik

Maybe not so much bikes but indoor bike machines...

Maybe not so much bikes but indoor bike machines like the Peloton may be flooding the market in the next year or so.
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