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08-14-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By _ForceD_

Before you spray...I would suggest looking into...

Before you spray...I would suggest looking into powder coating (unless you want to do multiple colors...I don't think that's possible). For the price...I paid $150 and that included the sandblasting...
08-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By _ForceD_

I had the same problem, breaking stems, with...

I had the same problem, breaking stems, with traditional static-head frame pumps. Then I saw this Schwinn pump in a department store and thought I'd give it a try. The head/hose retract into the pump...
08-12-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By _ForceD_

I had two tears in my RIGHT meniscus a few years...

I had two tears in my RIGHT meniscus a few years ago. Got PRP injections, and the surgeon said the tears healed. But, I still had/have pain running. Cycling hasn't really caused much pain, however I...
08-09-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,358
Posted By _ForceD_

I think the drive chain as a whole should be on...

I think the drive chain as a whole should be on the good list. Early bikes were velocipedes with no system of pedals to turn the wheel.

Dan
08-09-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By _ForceD_

I guess it’s feast or famine for LBSs. I just...

I guess it’s feast or famine for LBSs. I just noticed the other day one near me is going out of business. The place has been in operation a long time. At first I figured the guy wanted to retire. But...
08-08-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,143
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry...just now seeing your post...but thanks. I...

Sorry...just now seeing your post...but thanks. I never really thought I could paint either. But there was one scene we’d always see at our family vacation spot that I always ‘said’ I thought I could...
08-07-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By _ForceD_

Here's a weird suggestion. If you know where you...

Here's a weird suggestion. If you know where you dropped it...get a similar-size washer, drop it from the same place, and see where it bounces to. Look for your missing washer in that area. Doesn't...
08-07-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,397
Posted By _ForceD_

No. Well, maybe. I dunno. It's just the first...

No. Well, maybe. I dunno. It's just the first thing that came to mind when I was posting the OP. But I get ads all the time for CompetitiveCyclist and at first look I can't tell what the item is,...
Forum: Triathlon
08-06-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By _ForceD_

I've never been professionally bike fit. But...

I've never been professionally bike fit. But personally, I don't like much pressure on the the forward part of the aero bars. Especially if they're clip-ons.I don't think they're designed for very...
08-05-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By _ForceD_

If the bike is new (i.e. purchased at a LBS)...I...

If the bike is new (i.e. purchased at a LBS)...I suggest you check with that LBS (sooner rather than later).

Dan
08-04-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,397
Posted By _ForceD_

Is it just me? Am I too much of a luddite?

Like many of you probably do...on my Facebook feed, one of the frequent ads that I get is for items from CompetitiveCyclist. I admit that I can be a bit of a luddite with certain aspects of the bike....
Forum: Triathlon
08-04-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By _ForceD_

IMO comfort is more important. Aero/efficient...

IMO comfort is more important. Aero/efficient positioning is useless if you're so uncomfortable to ride.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
08-04-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By _ForceD_

I guess it depends on what your expectations for...

I guess it depends on what your expectations for the race are. You could twist an ankle, or trip and fall and tear a rotator cuff bracing yourself...and be completely out of the race. But accidents...
07-30-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By _ForceD_

I’m a +1 for BB being loose. Recently two of my...

I’m a +1 for BB being loose. Recently two of my bike had a “creaking” that was resolved by simply snugging up the BB (both sides).

That being said ... I had a friend who once had a...
07-29-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By _ForceD_

Wondering if the "L" limit screw is, or can be...

Wondering if the "L" limit screw is, or can be adjusted.

Dan
07-29-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,762
Posted By _ForceD_

It's super easy. I'm such a dolt for holding out...

It's super easy. I'm such a dolt for holding out for so long. But I caution you...do a rehersal at home so that you know what you're doing, and what to expect when you do have to do it roadside...
07-28-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,143
Posted By _ForceD_

I use blogger.com to host/post my paintings on...

I use blogger.com to host/post my paintings on (https://paintingsbydanforce.blogspot.com/?m= (https://paintingsbydanforce.blogspot.com/?m=1)1). Doesn’t cost anything.

Dan
07-28-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By _ForceD_

I'm a little confused as to how the crank being...

I'm a little confused as to how the crank being too close to the frame keeps it from going into 1st gear. I understand that if the crank is hitting the frame that the crank can't make a complete...
07-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 462
Posted By _ForceD_

I have calipers. But in lieu of calipers you...

I have calipers. But in lieu of calipers you could do this...then measure across the wrench opening. (Maybe some masking tape on the wrench jaws so you don't scratch your paint.)
...
Forum: Triathlon
07-23-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By _ForceD_

I was thinking of a setup like this but at the...

I was thinking of a setup like this but at the end of the bullhorn handles...if you can find someplace that sells aero bar brake levers that fit around the bar instead of in the end of the bar. This...
Forum: Triathlon
07-23-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By _ForceD_

Are you also using aero bars, or just the...

Are you also using aero bars, or just the bullhorns?

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
07-23-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By _ForceD_

Not really sure what you’re asking here. Sounds...

Not really sure what you’re asking here. Sounds like you just want to exercise more for general fitness and weigh loss. So if you feel like running...run. If you feel like riding the bike...ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By _ForceD_

I don't think electrical tape is going to have...

I don't think electrical tape is going to have the PSI strength necessary. I recently had problems mounting modern foldable 700c tires on the wheels of an older bike that I obtained. They had Velox...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,407
Posted By _ForceD_

Golf cloves. Cut the fingers off yourself (unless...

Golf cloves. Cut the fingers off yourself (unless you want full-finger gloves).

Dan
07-21-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By _ForceD_

I continue to ride older bikes I've restored that...

I continue to ride older bikes I've restored that have only 7, 8, or 9 gears. In most cases I've upgraded the wheels from old freewheel hubs to cassette hubs. When replacing the cassettes, I've...
07-19-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By _ForceD_

I'd say that if the rust is along the length of...

I'd say that if the rust is along the length of the spoke that removing it, and keeping it off, shouldn't weaken it too much. However, if there's rust at the elbow/head of the spoke...then you should...
Forum: Triathlon
07-16-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By _ForceD_

That's a nice looking dedicated tri bike. Don't...

That's a nice looking dedicated tri bike. Don't know what to tell you about the value for the price. I'm seeing that the MSRP is $8000-ish. But I don't know what the bike's performance is like.
...
07-15-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By _ForceD_

If the threads of the tire are still intact, that...

If the threads of the tire are still intact, that crack shouldn't be an immediate problem (although a 'new' tire shouldn't have that). You can easily tell...when you pump the tire up to pressure...if...
07-10-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By _ForceD_

I was thinking along the lines of what was...

I was thinking along the lines of what was mentioned above about scooters. If I'm a bicycle commuter, on a dedicated trail/path, I really don't want to be sharing that route with scooters, nor even...
07-10-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,422
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes if you 'think outside the box' you can...

Sometimes if you 'think outside the box' you can find great, and better, cycling apparel for cheap money. WAY less money than what the regular cycling apparel companies charge. There's no 'rule' that...
07-08-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By _ForceD_

If the world champion is a member of a team, such...

If the world champion is a member of a team, such as in the TdF, he or she will wear the stripes on their sleeves....
Forum: Triathlon
07-08-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By _ForceD_

As for being a dedicated tri race bike...I think...

As for being a dedicated tri race bike...I think technology has buried it in its dust. But, as you indicated, it is and can be a very nice bike for general riding. Even for training...a dedicated...
07-08-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 889
Posted By _ForceD_

I see what you did there. Dan

I see what you did there.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
07-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe. Maybe not. Is this a bike you intend to...

Maybe. Maybe not. Is this a bike you intend to use just to 'dip your toes in the triathlon waters' to see if you like the sport? If so, then yes. But that frame is probably quite heavy. It might be a...
07-06-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,579
Posted By _ForceD_

Years ago I had a friend something like this...

Years ago I had a friend something like this happened to. After several trips to his LBS...where it wouldn't happen on the workstand...and replacement of a few components, it was discovered that the...
07-01-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By _ForceD_

I had a feeling someone would ask that. It's...

I had a feeling someone would ask that. It's because I tried to unscrew it just to see if it was seized or not. I was able to do that easily with just my fingers. None of the others have thread...
07-01-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By _ForceD_

Broken nipple

In all my years of riding (nearly 40) I don't think I've ever had a brass nipple break. Many spokes...almost always at the head...but never a nipple.

...
06-30-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,363
Posted By _ForceD_

What’s wrong with “compatible” versions? If you...

What’s wrong with “compatible” versions? If you use LOOK Delta format all you can get now are the compatible third-party cleats because LOOK stopped making them when the switched to Neo design. I...
06-28-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, I got the Kapton tape that was suggested...

Well, I got the Kapton tape that was suggested above (actually ended up with the 'knockoff' brand "Koptan" tape thanks to skullduggery of the internet merchant. But oh well.). The added few...
06-28-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By _ForceD_

The format of those pedals is a lot like the...

The format of those pedals is a lot like the original LOOK Delta format that I have used since the beginning. Like suggested above, I think eventually you become accustomed to (i.e. precisely aware...
06-28-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,612
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, if there was more traffic, or it was a...

Well, if there was more traffic, or it was a two-lane road, a car would have passed you in the same lane. That is assuming you were adhering to bicycling regs and were at the extreme right side of...
06-23-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By _ForceD_

I'm going to get a roll of that 5/8 Kapton tape...

I'm going to get a roll of that 5/8 Kapton tape and give that a try. But, I'm not really optimistic about it giving me enough room to get thos tires on...but I'll try it. I read up on a few other...
06-22-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,676
Posted By _ForceD_

I'm in the "both" camp. I just began taking CO2...

I'm in the "both" camp. I just began taking CO2 on rides a couple of years ago. I've been cycling for 40 years and can't believe I was a holdout for so long. The first flat I had and used CO2 I...
06-21-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By _ForceD_

I sort of resolved this. I tried warming the...

I sort of resolved this. I tried warming the tire, stretching them, soapy water,...there is no way the new tires were going on those rims. Which BTW I forgot to mention are folding tires...as were...
06-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah, going to try this. But...in a case like...

Yeah, going to try this. But...in a case like this...how difficult is it to get the tire OFF once you do get it on? I'm thinking of the difficulties of have to fix a flat mid-ride.

Dan
06-21-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By _ForceD_

There is a good lacing guide on the Sheldon Brown...

There is a good lacing guide on the Sheldon Brown website. I've used it for the few wheels I've laced and it seems pretty easy to understand. It will tell you which spoke to put in which hole counted...
06-21-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, if they are 27" rim then the old tire is...

Well, if they are 27" rim then the old tire is mislabeled. That pic above is the old 700c tire still mounted on the rim.

The one problem I have with using some 'trick' to get the tire on is that...
06-20-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By _ForceD_

Tire mounting conundrum

I was given an older Vitus road bike. The wheels are in good shape, and have Ambrosio rims on the wheels. The tires that were on it are Continental Super Sport 700x23 C (pic of label attached)....
06-18-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,143
Posted By _ForceD_

Lifeguard stand. Second Beach, Middletown, RI ...

Lifeguard stand. Second Beach, Middletown, RI
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06-14-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, I also run and swim a lot. I was doing...

Well, I also run and swim a lot. I was doing several tris per season until a couple years ago. A knee injury, and hip replacement really set me back with regard to running. But I’m swimming and...
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