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01-14-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By woodcraft

Century rider ...

Century rider
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One of local fellow's rides...
01-10-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By woodcraft

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By woodcraft

You will have to wear baggy shorts, but on...

You will have to wear baggy shorts,

but on the trainer there's no aero penalty, so you're good.
01-04-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,374
Posted By woodcraft

A member of a neighboring club is super strong. ...

A member of a neighboring club is super strong.

He sometimes shows up for group (road) rides on a vintage mtn bike with knobby tires, and still out-rides the group.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 17,647
Posted By woodcraft

1,630 miles. I spent 2/3 of the year...

1,630 miles.

I spent 2/3 of the year dealing with my 91 year old mother, who passed away in August, & pretty much just fell off the back, cycling-wise.

Last month I did get married to my...
12-26-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,922
Posted By woodcraft

What about this? ...

What about this?


https://www.cxmagazine.com/tech-tuesday-diy-waterproof-aquaseal-cyclocross-threads
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,497
Posted By woodcraft

Interrupting this fascinating discussion to...

Interrupting this fascinating discussion to respond to the OP:

That will work fine- go for it.
12-25-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,115
Posted By woodcraft

Creative, but a bit cheesy.

Creative, but a bit cheesy.
12-23-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,469
Posted By woodcraft

I was on the other end of the spectrum- graduated...

I was on the other end of the spectrum- graduated early '70s, rode bike 9 miles to school, smoked weed, & had nothing to do with jocks.

In the several years after, rode across the country and two...
12-23-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,692
Posted By woodcraft

He's gonna love that iron with the angel wings...

He's gonna love that iron with the angel wings epoxied on!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,284
Posted By woodcraft

Modern wool is better than the coarse fabric of...

Modern wool is better than the coarse fabric of yesteryear, lycra works well, and chamois leather had it's limitations,

but the idea that modern foam rubber- based chamois pads breathe well is a...
12-19-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,292
Posted By woodcraft

They think your bike is awesome?

They think your bike is awesome?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,783
Posted By woodcraft

I had (still have) a challenging client- not...

I had (still have) a challenging client- not really mean or malicious, but a real handful and time-consuming.

At the start of a project, she accused me and crew member of taking or misplacing her...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,783
Posted By woodcraft

There used to be a local chain of home...

There used to be a local chain of home improvement stores that was pretty good- I would go there frequently for building supplies for my work.

The workers there deserved hazard pay.

While...
12-16-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By woodcraft

Yeah, just ride and have fun. Changing to...

Yeah, just ride and have fun.

Changing to drop bars needs different brakes, shifters, etc. etc.. If you get to that point, better to sell this bike and buy a drop bar one.
12-15-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,401
Posted By woodcraft

True, we're talking here about someone who has...

True, we're talking here about someone who has demonstrated both the concept of, and the ability to draft.

In my world it is commonplace to jump on a passing wheel or wheels going several mph...
12-14-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By woodcraft

I wouldn't worry too much about getting the...

I wouldn't worry too much about getting the perfect bike since if you get into it you will likely want a better bike later, and will know more what to get.

As a rule of thumb, if you can ride 60...
12-11-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By woodcraft

My son has one. Owners are enthusiastic, and...

My son has one. Owners are enthusiastic, and often wave to each other.
12-06-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,218
Posted By woodcraft

That's road-ragie and all, but I share the basic...

That's road-ragie and all, but I share the basic sentiment.

If you passed me with your (likely obnoxious) flashing front light, I wouldn't wave.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,383
Posted By woodcraft

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,519
Posted By woodcraft

The person I most associate this with was a woman...

The person I most associate this with was a woman with a large, loud personality, encountered on several double century events.

Her blood-curdling yell would cause the entire group of relatively...
11-29-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By woodcraft

No. Put all that worry energy into looking out...

No. Put all that worry energy into looking out for car doors, potholes and distracted drivers..
11-28-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,740
Posted By woodcraft

I take the cx bike almost exclusively on dirt, &...

I take the cx bike almost exclusively on dirt, & the mtn bike gathers cobwebs.
The main limitation is downhill traction, so can't bomb the descents and end up riding the brakes, tiring the hands. ...
11-27-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By woodcraft

There is often very limited styles and sizes...

There is often very limited styles and sizes available in stores, so after adding the unspoken 'compared to what' part to your question,

the answer is most likely yes.
11-23-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 550,659
Posted By woodcraft

Grandkids 7-12. ~20 miles, 1,700' ...

Grandkids 7-12. ~20 miles, 1,700'

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11-23-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,548
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, the gym weight lifter will handle heavier...

Yes, the gym weight lifter will handle heavier weights than the non-gym goer,

but I've watched (guys) perform poorly in multiple sports in spite of, or possibly because of, bulging muscles.
11-22-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,037
Posted By woodcraft

I've heard that pissing on your drivetrain is...

I've heard that pissing on your drivetrain is good to cut the grease.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19,805
Views: 4,272,788
Posted By woodcraft

Indulging my wheel-lust. Hardly used wheels...

Indulging my wheel-lust.

Hardly used wheels & tires- even still well glued. $100

...
11-19-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By woodcraft

I have a similar situation. Bought the stand with...

I have a similar situation. Bought the stand with this base-

it's very well made: maple, glue, even paint, but also a little stupid. Been on the lookout for a piece of steel plate,

but it...
11-16-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,064
Posted By woodcraft

It's not just saddle/bar drop, but short...

It's not just saddle/bar drop, but short wheelbase steep angles and stiff construction making for a harsher ride,

so you want to have enough fitness to have the body provide the shock absorption.
11-15-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,776
Posted By woodcraft

You'll get a lot more air on a bmx-style bike...

You'll get a lot more air on a bmx-style bike with the seat out of the way,

but it's a stretch to say that almost no one knows how- plenty of old farts here can clear a curb, pothole, or moderate...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,627
Posted By woodcraft

:eek:

:eek:
11-12-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By woodcraft

Shoe Goo, but I'll try RTV silicone.

Shoe Goo, but I'll try RTV silicone.
11-11-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,066
Posted By woodcraft

Is it not just the tube stuck to the tire casing?

Is it not just the tube stuck to the tire casing?
11-10-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 9,886
Posted By woodcraft

Find someone to ride with. Changes from...

Find someone to ride with.

Changes from focusing on the discomfort to chatting, and wanting to not look bad to the other person.

Eventually, fitness improves, and with it, enjoyment.
11-07-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,474
Posted By woodcraft

In the warmest jacket you will be uncomfortable-...

In the warmest jacket you will be uncomfortable- hot and sweaty, so the question doesn't work.

For my 'winter', the best jacket is usually a wind vest, occasionally something with sleeves.
11-05-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,943
Posted By woodcraft

The difference between mildly annoying and...

The difference between mildly annoying and substantially annoying IMO.

If there is traffic, the cyclist already knows that there are cars around- no need to honk.

If there's no traffic, the...
11-04-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,943
Posted By woodcraft

I find myself drafting vehicles in front...

I find myself drafting vehicles in front...
11-04-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 937
Posted By woodcraft

Maybe they thought that because you featured two...

Maybe they thought that because you featured two large pics of stem cap computer mounts. I can't figure out why you can't figure that out.:)

Is Omnium jousting a thing? those forward prongs look...
11-04-20, 10:19 AM
10-30-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,698
Posted By woodcraft

I tend to favor solid (more or less) red, which...

I tend to favor solid (more or less) red, which is pretty visible but not extreme.

The term for your SO seems equally risky to wearing black on the bike..

(digression) Last night, I ended up...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,175
Posted By woodcraft

I also haven't had issues, aside from trouble...

I also haven't had issues, aside from trouble with an end cap on an eggbeater 1.

Looks like that ride lived up to it's name!
10-22-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By woodcraft

Coast to Coast coasting

It's not winter yet, but if you're bored...

https://what-if.xkcd.com/154/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By woodcraft

What parts of the ride are you pedaling 52/11 on?

What parts of the ride are you pedaling 52/11 on?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,605
Posted By woodcraft

PTFE does not break down, and so will continue to...

PTFE does not break down, and so will continue to accumulate in the environment forever- it's in your blood.

Consider whether spreading it around in your chain wax is a good idea.

At 570˚ + it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,860
Posted By woodcraft

It's here, if you care to wade through... ...

It's here, if you care to wade through...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1213201-someone-explain-me-these-handlebar-bags-i-keep-seeing.html
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,860
Posted By woodcraft

And for $500, a little round non-race inspired...

And for $500, a little round non-race inspired handle bar bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By woodcraft

They look cool and concealing the cables is nice...

They look cool and concealing the cables is nice but could be a hassle with hydro brakes.

Make sure that if there is no round real estate to mount lights, etc. that you are OK with fussy and...
10-05-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By woodcraft

Maybe I missed something, but the solution in...

Maybe I missed something, but the solution in that video seems to be to buy a $500 Wilton vice.
10-03-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,013
Posted By woodcraft

Thanks, I'll check it (or at least some of it)...

Thanks, I'll check it (or at least some of it) out.
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