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06-14-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,826
Posted By Myosmith

Lemonade, limeade or orangeade (or combination)...

Lemonade, limeade or orangeade (or combination) mixed on the weak side and just barely sweet enough. Add a pinch of Morton's Lite Salt (half sodium chloride, half potassium chloride) and you're all...
06-14-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By Myosmith

We Have A Winner ! ! ! I've watched...

We Have A Winner ! ! !

I've watched countless riders try this bar and that bar, these grips and those grips and whatever glove is top rated this week, all to no avail in relieving hand...
06-04-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,797
Posted By Myosmith

Switching from 175mm to 170mm cranks changes the...

Switching from 175mm to 170mm cranks changes the stroke radius by less than 1/5 of an inch. Going to 165mm cranks would only reduce it a little over 1/3 of an inch. Depending on your femur length...
06-04-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,006
Posted By Myosmith

Remember that saddle position is set relative to...

Remember that saddle position is set relative to your crank position. It is not used to compensate for a short top tube. You can use a longer stem and some spacers to move the handlebar up and...
06-04-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By Myosmith

Well, sorta. All helmets must meet or exceed a...

Well, sorta. All helmets must meet or exceed a minimum safety standard but that doesn't mean they all offer the same level of protection. You can have one helmet that barely passed and one that could...
05-28-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,573
Posted By Myosmith

Bontrager AW3 comes in 25mm, 28mm and 32mm. Good...

Bontrager AW3 comes in 25mm, 28mm and 32mm. Good all around mixed surface tire that will suffice for many unpaved surfaces.
05-25-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,545
Posted By Myosmith

What is the best chain lube to use to prevent...

What is the best chain lube to use to prevent staining of white socks :innocent:
05-23-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,920
Posted By Myosmith

I started around 280# and my first road bike was...

I started around 280# and my first road bike was a mistake. It was an old aluminum Trek 1500 with very little tire clearance. I have since moved up to a more modern bike, a Motobecane Gran Premio,...
05-23-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,990
Posted By Myosmith

Remember when figuring standover, to leave some...

Remember when figuring standover, to leave some clearance. Even if you have an inch to spare when on a showroom floor or in your garage, you aren't always guaranteed a level stopping surface and just...
05-23-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,810
Posted By Myosmith

A strip of 3/4" double-sided velcro tape can be...

A strip of 3/4" double-sided velcro tape can be used the same way as a rubber band, or can be used to hold the front brake lever down. The later doesn't prevent wheel flop but does prevent rotation,...
05-23-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By Myosmith

So, every cyclist who wants to pass you gets...

So, every cyclist who wants to pass you gets pushed out into the driving lane ? ? ?

I can see vehicle passengers playing a new version of Whack-a-Mole with your brightly colored appendage, or...
05-14-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,491
Posted By Myosmith

IMHO, the majority of riding is still done for...

IMHO, the majority of riding is still done for recreational, practical and general fitness. Competitive riding gets a lot of the hype and publicity but when I look at what's actually happening in the...
05-03-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,400
Posted By Myosmith

A while back, I had a little dust mop of a mutt...

A while back, I had a little dust mop of a mutt bolt off of the sidewalk and into my path, teeth bared and dragging its leash behind. I was able to swerve enough so that Fluffy was barely brushed as...
04-29-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,960
Posted By Myosmith

I'm not a big believer in manufactured sports...

I'm not a big believer in manufactured sports nutrition for anything other than serious training or competition. I do a lot of recreational/fitness/charity rides of 75-100 miles and don't use any...
04-29-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,849
Posted By Myosmith

Lite beer doesn't work :beer: Drank a six pack...

Lite beer doesn't work :beer: Drank a six pack last Saturday and never lost an ounce :wtf:
04-29-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By Myosmith

Grandpa always told me, "There will always be...

Grandpa always told me, "There will always be more horse's asses than horses".
04-29-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Myosmith

My wife likes AeroTech or Terry. Both are well...

My wife likes AeroTech or Terry. Both are well made, decent price and come in a wide range of sizes.
04-29-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,001
Posted By Myosmith

Padding is overrated I do have a few pairs...

Padding is overrated

I do have a few pairs of cycling shorts with lightly padded chamois, but I often ride wearing tech-fabric athletic trunks under AeroTech multi-sport (unpadded) shorts. My...
04-29-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,545
Posted By Myosmith

Stick with brand name chains and you'll be fine....

Stick with brand name chains and you'll be fine. The big difference in price (once you get away from cheap department store or off brands) is in weight and finish. Shimano, SRAM, KMC, I've used them...
04-29-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,535
Posted By Myosmith

Ummm . . . No. Again, it is never a bad...

Ummm . . . No.


Again, it is never a bad idea to get a checkup when you have changes in your health. Most clinics can do a 12-lead EKG and orthostatic vital signs (pulse and blood pressure taken...
04-18-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,535
Posted By Myosmith

This is not something where you should be looking...

This is not something where you should be looking for advice from an internet forum. The term "bradycardia" means nothing more than a heart rate below the accepted "normal" range of 60-100 bpm. Many...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By Myosmith

I highly recommend Aero Tech products for high...

I highly recommend Aero Tech products for high quality and moderate price. I've got a couple pairs of their cycling shorts and have zero complaints.
04-07-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By Myosmith

Might be better, but sorry, even growing your own...

Might be better, but sorry, even growing your own isn't 100% clean and pure due to air, soil and water pollution. You can go to the top of the most remote mountain and still find traces of pollutants...
03-26-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By Myosmith

The structure of your foot does not change with...

The structure of your foot does not change with weight loss. Where some people might be losing a shoe size is that becoming fit can reduce swelling (edema) that would make your shoes tighter. If you...
03-26-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,302
Posted By Myosmith

Sounds like a problem that could be solved with a...

Sounds like a problem that could be solved with a bran muffin and some warm prune juice :thumb:
03-18-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,480
Posted By Myosmith

I've got a double on my road bike with a wide...

I've got a double on my road bike with a wide range 10sp cassette and a triple with a narrower range 9sp cassette on my hybrid mutt. Both work very well and I've got all the combinations I need, even...
03-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,803
Posted By Myosmith

There is more to comfort and handling than just...

There is more to comfort and handling than just tire width. True, going up a size in just about any tire will allow you to run less pressure and give a bit of road vibration reduction, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By Myosmith

If you are trying to match the paint on an...

If you are trying to match the paint on an existing bike for touch up or partial repaints, most automotive finish suppliers can scan the frame and come up with a very close match. Due to fading and...
03-15-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,803
Posted By Myosmith

Rolling resistance is only part of the equation....

Rolling resistance is only part of the equation. As far as physical quality of the tire, weight, tread compound, suppleness, and aerodynamics also need to be considered. You still don't have the full...
03-15-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,803
Posted By Myosmith

What's the best flavor of ice cream?

What's the best flavor of ice cream?
03-15-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,661
Posted By Myosmith

I'm a big guy and have never had this problem...

I'm a big guy and have never had this problem except after putting some miles on very cheap shorts. I've used Bontrager, Aerotech and Primal shorts and bibs for years and can wear them pretty thin...
03-06-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,438
Posted By Myosmith

Robert Marchand set cycling records at 105. He...

Robert Marchand set cycling records at 105. He finally gave up road cycling at 106 at the insistence of his physician but still rides stationary cycle every day.
03-06-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,438
Posted By Myosmith

'til death do us park

'til death do us park
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 23,917
Posted By Myosmith

That's Harry Potter, WW has an invisible jet.

That's Harry Potter, WW has an invisible jet.
02-16-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,283
Posted By Myosmith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWpleN562WE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWpleN562WE
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,612
Posted By Myosmith

The original post was titiled "How do you guys...

The original post was titiled "How do you guys deal with two days straight of rain/cold?". The answer is that you can take those days off, exercise indoors or purchase the right gear. Honestly, for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,612
Posted By Myosmith

I've ridden 20 miles at -15F on a sunny calm day...

I've ridden 20 miles at -15F on a sunny calm day and it wasn't that bad. All you need is the right gear....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,612
Posted By Myosmith

In northern Minnesota, we call that spring. I...

In northern Minnesota, we call that spring.
I was in Fargo, ND, on Wednesday. -20F and a winter storm warning but there were still people commuting by bicycle.
Long sleeve jersey, warm socks, give...
02-02-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,564
Posted By Myosmith

You can't look at a single facet of overall...

You can't look at a single facet of overall health and fitness and decide if something is good or bad for you. Every sport or athletic endeavor has its benefits and its drawbacks especially if...
01-27-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Myosmith

OK, I gotta ask. Why are you building a bike that...

OK, I gotta ask. Why are you building a bike that doesn't fit you? Can't you find components that look cool and fit? Looking at that head tube, I'd guess this to be about a 19" frame, way small for...
01-17-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,570
Posted By Myosmith

Keep them clean and the brand name ones last a...

Keep them clean and the brand name ones last a long time. I do end up with new ones from various events, a couple are even giving away Camelback bottles. So it has been quite a while since a bought a...
01-09-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,347
Posted By Myosmith

Phone:866-387-0509Email:BICcustserv@cdsfulfillment...

Phone:866-387-0509Email:BICcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com (https://w1.buysub.com/servlet/CSGateway?cds_mag_code=BIC)Address:Customer Care
PO Box 6000
Harlan, IA 51593-0128

Contact Customer Care...
01-08-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By Myosmith

As long as both bikes are in good mechanical...

As long as both bikes are in good mechanical condition and fit you well, don't overthink it. Just ride.
01-08-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,440
Posted By Myosmith

It depends on the day. Some days I go for time...

It depends on the day. Some days I go for time and distance, like a personal best century time. Sometimes I train hard, like hill repeats or wind sprints. Most of the time I ride for mental and...
01-03-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By Myosmith

One problem that can happen with Hot Hands or...

One problem that can happen with Hot Hands or similar products is that they need a certain amount of air to remain activated. If your shoes are waterproof/windproof and snug fit, there is a chance...
01-03-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,715
Posted By Myosmith

1993 Trek 730 frameset with Deore through XT...

1993 Trek 730 frameset with Deore through XT components and a handbuild 36-spoke wheelset with wide rims. Currently sporting 32mm tires. I call it "The Mutt" because it is a little of everything....
12-30-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,888
Posted By Myosmith

Are you working with a competent trainer? Your...

Are you working with a competent trainer? Your description of every JOINT hurting and a decreased ROM of your right hip makes me concerned. Muscle soreness and fatigue are normal when starting a new...
12-30-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,888
Posted By Myosmith

Gyms come in many forms and focuses and I've...

Gyms come in many forms and focuses and I've belonged to several over my lifetime. I have found a lot of benefits to gyms, but that said, there are many paths to health and fitness. If you find a gym...
12-30-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,854
Posted By Myosmith

. . . and the Academy Award for Best Drama goes...

. . . and the Academy Award for Best Drama goes to . . .



You forgot the redneck biker gang and the pack of rabid wild dogs.

At no point have I ever suggested that anyone ride with reckless...
12-29-18, 01:09 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,854
Posted By Myosmith

I have a much greater fear of a slow, miserable...

I have a much greater fear of a slow, miserable death at the hands of the recliner and the TV remote. In more than 20 years as a paramedic, I've encountered one cycling related death, but I've seen...
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