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01-13-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By drlogik

If it fails and you crash badly, and sustain...

If it fails and you crash badly,
and sustain serious maxillofacial injuries,
is the money outlay and the pain and potentially months of recovery,
worth the $50 bucks you could have paid for a new...
01-13-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,847
Posted By drlogik

In my opinion, unless you are an amateur or Pro...

In my opinion, unless you are an amateur or Pro racer, shaving your whole leg is pointless. I used to shave around my kneecaps so if I dumped the wound 'might' heal faster. As I look back on my...
01-12-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,844
Posted By drlogik

Ain't that the truth!!! Hahahaha! True...

Ain't that the truth!!! Hahahaha!

True story:
I went into my LBS a year or more ago with my mid-1980's Pinarello. I didn't want to leave it locked outside the shop. The young lad came up to me...
01-05-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,848
Posted By drlogik

Here's how you could have avoided all of the...

Here's how you could have avoided all of the angst:

Call a shop and ask if they sell spokes and/or custom cut and thread spokes to length.
Put the old spoke in a bag and go to the shop that...
12-30-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,598
Posted By drlogik

I agree with the others who say they use them to...

I agree with the others who say they use them to keep the valve stem clean. That's why I use them. Will they keep the tube from leaking? Maybe, but probably only keeping the valve seat clear from...
12-26-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,699
Posted By drlogik

Three videos that I have found really capture the...

Three videos that I have found really capture the essence if cycling, other than Breaking Away which is a great classic, are unReal, Le Ride, and Where the Trail Ends.

A few films on GCN (Global...
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...
12-10-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,582
Posted By drlogik

A good bike for me is one that fits and is really...

A good bike for me is one that fits and is really comfortable to ride and stealth quiet.
12-10-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By drlogik

These bike shops need to get tickets for Reckless...

These bike shops need to get tickets for Reckless Wrenching.
12-09-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,642
Posted By drlogik

Sell it and figure out what you want out of...

Sell it and figure out what you want out of life's experiment.
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.
12-03-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,193
Posted By drlogik

Yep. Breaking Away, the scene where the Italian...

Yep. Breaking Away, the scene where the Italian rider shoves a pump into Dave's front wheel causing him to crash. Great movie and a great scene because it brought Dave back down to reality and made...
12-03-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,625
Posted By drlogik

When I posted the link to the WSJ article I...

When I posted the link to the WSJ article I wasn't looking for an argument. It's just an article on bikes. I didn't say that my last post was related to inflation. My main point was that the 1960's...
12-02-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,193
Posted By drlogik

It's not "nice" but that's to be expected. ...

It's not "nice" but that's to be expected.

When you're out experiencing "life" you'll run across people who take and other people who give. That transcends all sports. Cycling is no different. ...
12-02-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,625
Posted By drlogik

Jon C. Good point. Yes, my mother and father...

Jon C.

Good point. Yes, my mother and father had one car, one telephone (on the wall in our house), one black and white TV (that got channels 2, 4, 6 and a couple of UHF stations). We ate TV...
12-02-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,625
Posted By drlogik

Here is my observation, and opinion. I am 63...

Here is my observation, and opinion. I am 63 years old and grew up in the 1960's and 70's. Back then, one parent;'s income could support a family. They wouldn't be wealthy but they had all they...
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...
11-13-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,985
Posted By drlogik

I run Cygolites front and back. A Dash Pro 600...

I run Cygolites front and back. A Dash Pro 600 in front and a Hypershot 350 on the back. Have tried other brands but like these because of the high quality and made in America. I've had a few cars...
11-08-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 890
Posted By drlogik

I don't "wash" my bike but I do wipe it down with...

I don't "wash" my bike but I do wipe it down with a damp cloth now and then. I also follow behind with a dry towel.

I'm kinda old school in that I believe that water and bikes don't mix too well....
11-05-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By drlogik

I injured my right knee years ago, got some...

I injured my right knee years ago, got some mis-diagnosis and it wound up turning into a bone bruise and required a partial replacement. I was in my 40's at the time and active. I had a VERY...
11-03-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,140
Posted By drlogik

I think that would work rather well. It might...

I think that would work rather well. It might make a catchy ringtone for somebody you aren't fond of too.
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.
...
11-02-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,140
Posted By drlogik

A blood-curdling, "EEeeAAAAHHHH!!", should work...

A blood-curdling, "EEeeAAAAHHHH!!", should work well, and the advantage over a horn is that it is virtually instantaneous,
10-31-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By drlogik

Buy the Wabi. Better quality bike and worth...

Buy the Wabi. Better quality bike and worth putting more money into over the years. Make sure it fits you, and +1 for adding a rear brake. You won't have buyer's remorse with the Wabi, the Nashbar...
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...
10-26-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,439
Posted By drlogik

Dura Ace on one and Ultegra on the other.

Dura Ace on one and Ultegra on the other.
10-25-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,302
Posted By drlogik

Yes they do. Some more than others. It's not a...

Yes they do. Some more than others. It's not a lot, and on a brake cable it won't be too big a deal unless it's an el-cheapo cable. On a derailleur cable it can mean a poor shifting derailleur. Every...
10-25-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,601
Posted By drlogik

I have a Garmin Fenix 5X sport watch. It does...

I have a Garmin Fenix 5X sport watch. It does everything I need it to do. I took the computers off of all my bikes. Doesn't need a phone, is a stand-alone GPS that really works. Syncs with Strava...
10-24-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,631
Posted By drlogik

I think you open yourself to a ton of risk...

I think you open yourself to a ton of risk running a bike repair business from your garage. One snapped brake cable or slipped brake cable that results in a crash and your life is altered forever.
...
10-24-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,324
Posted By drlogik

Mine is a 7 mile loop around the area where I...

Mine is a 7 mile loop around the area where I live. I treat it as a personal time trial each ride. It has two short fairly steep climbs that I attack and one long lesser climb that I try 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...
10-22-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By drlogik

I agree with Phil Gretz. Generally less is best....

I agree with Phil Gretz. Generally less is best. Precision application versus slobber it all over the chain is better.
10-21-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By drlogik

Yeah, I noticed that and decided not to change. I...

Yeah, I noticed that and decided not to change. I gather you have a White?
10-21-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By drlogik

Opinion on White industries versus ACS PAWS 4.1 freewheels

Looking for opinions....

I know White makes very good, very robust freewheels but they do cost $100 bucks. Are they 75% better than my $25 dollar ACS? Thinking about getting one since I got a...
10-21-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,160
Posted By drlogik

I agree. That's why I bought two Wabi's. Plus I...

I agree. That's why I bought two Wabi's. Plus I trusted Richard Snook to only import the best quality frames and components. He did.

I ride mine long distances also and the geometry and steel...
10-20-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By drlogik

Pedals, if they do come with the bike, are...

Pedals, if they do come with the bike, are generally NOT installed when it goes in the box. Yes, it makes the box too wide but they also will punch out through the box and can cause more damage.
...
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
10-15-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,229
Posted By drlogik

My gut reaction is three things: 1) The...

My gut reaction is three things:

1) The Vredestein tubes have a manufacturing defect.
or
2) The valve is moving enough during rotation that it is stressing the tube and sooner or later it blows....
10-14-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,396
Posted By drlogik

I'm a firm believer that it's the Artist, not the...

I'm a firm believer that it's the Artist, not the brush that makes the painting.
10-13-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By drlogik

I have a few different C02 inflators and haven't...

I have a few different C02 inflators and haven't used them in more than 5 years. Why? The reliability factor and air on demand requirement. I cannot tolerate a tool that doesn't work when it HAS to...
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...
10-10-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By drlogik

Tight/loose spots in chain when cycling crank

I'm sure this has been discussed before ad nausea but here goes...

I've read that a tight/loose chain is not necessarily a problem unless the chain falls off. Always tighten the chain to the...
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10-05-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
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, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By drlogik

Coca Cola.

Coca Cola.
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.
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