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01-08-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By _ForceD_

Iím contemplating experimenting with cleat...

Iím contemplating experimenting with cleat placement on an old pair of cycling shoes. Iíve got one bad knee (RIGHT) myself. Repaired torn meniscus. For me, just regular spinning isnít painful. Even...
01-08-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By _ForceD_

Does this count? Painting I just finished. ďStage...

Does this count? Painting I just finished. ďStage VictoryĒ Acrylics on 18x24 canvas. 1/7/2021. Edvald Hagen, Norway, finishing stage 19 of the 2017 TdF. ó Dan
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01-05-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,794
Posted By _ForceD_

40 years. Iíll be 60 in Feb 2021. Started riding...

40 years. Iíll be 60 in Feb 2021. Started riding in 1981.

Dan
01-04-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By _ForceD_

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Thatís a painting I did several years ago of a...
12-30-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,112
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, rowing is an extremely aerobic-demanding...

Well, rowing is an extremely aerobic-demanding activity/sport. A neighborhood kid (friend of my sonís) is a member of the rowing crew at Yale. Heís a senior but Ďwalked oní to the crew as a freshman....
12-16-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,321
Posted By _ForceD_

I just want to say that Iím surprised and...

I just want to say that Iím surprised and impressed that weíre on page six of this thread.

Dan
12-02-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,959
Posted By _ForceD_

If itís happening to you into 40-60Fį there might...

If itís happening to you into 40-60Fį there might be more going on than just the cold. I.e. you may have some circulatory issue that might need checked by a doc. But...Iíve read that part of this...
11-25-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By _ForceD_

If thatís a crack and not a scratch...yeah. The...

If thatís a crack and not a scratch...yeah. The bearing race could probably be replaced. But that crack puts your safety in danger.

Dan
11-23-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By _ForceD_

Home Depot has its own store brand of a citrus...

Home Depot has its own store brand of a citrus degreaser spray that works surprisingly well IMO. I use it to clean the bike components, but it is also good for cleaning your greasy hands too. I also...
11-15-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By _ForceD_

Just want to add to what AlmostTrick alluded to...

Just want to add to what AlmostTrick alluded to above WRT to getting stopped in the cold due to a flat, and/or other maintenance issues. I learned this the hard way on a ride at 15įF. Depending on...
11-11-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,066
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur. And I sympathize with the OP for getting...

Concur. And I sympathize with the OP for getting stranded at the side of the road. But this situation just reinforces my belief that some of the advances of bicycle components in the past 20 or so...
11-04-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,976
Posted By _ForceD_

Iím in the ďdonít listen to music when Iím...

Iím in the ďdonít listen to music when Iím ridingĒ group (although if Iím doing that rare stationary ride I will). Yet, there seems to always be a song in my head, sometimes depending on where I am,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,452
Posted By _ForceD_

Bike speedometer hitting 60 mph on a descent. ...

Bike speedometer hitting 60 mph on a descent.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
10-12-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe this. I Googled "Aeolus handlebar aero...

Maybe this. I Googled "Aeolus handlebar aero clip-on adapter"
...
09-04-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,839
Posted By _ForceD_

I like the knitted quilt. Dan

I like the knitted quilt.

Dan
08-26-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,310
Posted By _ForceD_

Iím in the ďchange my bar take every several...

Iím in the ďchange my bar take every several years not monthsĒ crowd.

Iíll bet your saddle is sweaty and smelly too. How often do you change it?

Dan
08-26-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,310
Posted By _ForceD_

That's the way I wrap. I've done it for decades....

That's the way I wrap. I've done it for decades. If you wrap tight enough, the exposed edges won't curl, and the wraps won't migrate or move around. And the smallest amount necessary tucked in the...
08-23-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,907
Posted By _ForceD_

Personally, like a couple have mentioned above,...

Personally, like a couple have mentioned above, I'm kind of use to drinking water at whatever ambient temperature. Then again...there are times that I'd prefer it cool at least. A trick that I use...
08-20-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 114,994
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur with your points. Thanks. Dan

Concur with your points. Thanks.

Dan
08-20-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By _ForceD_

If that thing is rubber, or whatever stretchy...

If that thing is rubber, or whatever stretchy substance, I'll be it dry-rotted, cracked, and eventually broke. It might be though finding an exact replacement. But I would try something like an...
08-18-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By _ForceD_

I have four active road bikes. Recently, at...

I have four active road bikes. Recently, at essentially the same time (within a week or so), I experienced them all suddenly producing a "creaking" and/or slight clunking sound from their cassette...
08-17-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By _ForceD_

The paint looks good, and I like that scheme....

The paint looks good, and I like that scheme. Don't remove the decals...looks like their original. I'd just clean it up...maybe upgrade/modernize some of the components...and ride it.

Dan
08-14-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
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...
08-05-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
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
07-29-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,695
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: 1,531
Views: 114,994
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). Doesnít cost anything.

Dan
07-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 673
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: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,734
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
07-19-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
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...
07-10-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,826
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...
06-28-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
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...
06-22-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,432
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...
06-18-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 114,994
Posted By _ForceD_

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

Lifeguard stand. Second Beach, Middletown, RI
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06-11-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,774
Posted By _ForceD_

Appropriate for every chain cleaning thread... ...

Appropriate for every chain cleaning thread...

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Dan
05-25-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By _ForceD_

Found in a nearby farm field

Wife and I were walking the dogs on the dirt tractor paths in a nearby farm field. I've been on those paths hundreds of times. Today, at one point I looked down and found this item. If you've ridden...
05-24-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,874
Posted By _ForceD_

Spin -- Slowing down is just natural. I'm 59 and...

Spin -- Slowing down is just natural. I'm 59 and have been road cycling since around 1981. In my 20s...and even into my early 40s...I could go out and maintain 20mph on a solo ride. Not anymore. In...
05-23-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,195
Posted By _ForceD_

Another reason that I was welcome to CO2... ...

Another reason that I was welcome to CO2...
Most frame pumps don't utilize a hose to connect to the valve. A few do, but in general the pump head attaches right to the valve. Holding the head-valve...
05-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By _ForceD_

What's the problem with exposed shifting cables?...

What's the problem with exposed shifting cables? I mean that's really the norm. IMO, if it were possible to have absolutely NO cable housing (and it probably is)...that's how I'd go. When you have...
Forum: Triathlon
05-21-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 943
Posted By _ForceD_

You can get clip-ons with clamps for the shape of...

You can get clip-ons with clamps for the shape of those handlebars. Hereís one...but it doesnít seem to accommodate the brake/shift cables.

But if you still are sure that you want to clamp to the...
05-20-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By _ForceD_

But wait. If by "modern wheelset" you're...

But wait. If by "modern wheelset" you're referring to 700c...you might have a problem with rim brakes. A 700c wheel has a smaller circumference than a 27" wheel. If the frame was constructed for 27"...
05-18-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By _ForceD_

Probably should move this to the Triathlon...

Probably should move this to the Triathlon forum....
But...it depends on the clip-ons you have. Various brands and models have different shapes and designs. Sometimes they even come with adaptive...
05-14-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,325
Posted By _ForceD_

Go to the auto supply store and get some ďMothers...

Go to the auto supply store and get some ďMothers Mag and Aluminum Polish.Ē Doesnít get the tape residue off but works very well on the oxidation. Brings out a nice shine.
...
05-12-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By _ForceD_

I adjusted the seat angle on one of my road bikes...

I adjusted the seat angle on one of my road bikes last week...and when I went out and rode it, it had a squeak/creak. At first it sounded like it was coming from the BB area. It was only happening...
05-06-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By _ForceD_

Iím a +1 for Jagwire kits. Iíve used them on a...

Iím a +1 for Jagwire kits. Iíve used them on a few of my bike and love them.

Dan
05-04-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 15,158
Posted By _ForceD_

Just a bit off topic...but this reminds me of a...

Just a bit off topic...but this reminds me of a funny headphone thing I witnessed once. When my now college Jr. son was in high school he played hockey. During the summer rec league, sometimes I'd...
05-04-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 15,158
Posted By _ForceD_

If you're on the road...unsafe. Yet, I see lots...

If you're on the road...unsafe. Yet, I see lots of people doing it. On a MUP...maybe OK.

But my personal preference is to go au naturel. I like hearing all the things that are going on around me...
04-29-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 114,994
Posted By _ForceD_

That's cool. I wasn't 100% sure of exactly what a...

That's cool. I wasn't 100% sure of exactly what a "cryptidĒ is so I looked it up. Among other things, it said a "mythical" creature. A dragon is a mythical creature. So I posted it. But if that's not...
04-28-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 114,994
Posted By _ForceD_

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ba82581e_ad15_4522_89a3_40110bfc706f_e58afabe56904a8985a2f9a4da01f6afebc7393b.jpeg

Next Mission: A ghost bsike.
04-26-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,188
Posted By _ForceD_

This is just a guess, but in the end it would...

This is just a guess, but in the end it would probably cost the shop more to get the used/traded-in bike in selling condition than they'd get in return for selling it. Replacing components (if...
04-24-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,720
Posted By _ForceD_

Oh deer!!!

Apologies if this video has already been posted.

https://i.imgflip.com/3xj9nz.gif


Dan
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