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06-05-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,305
Posted By scott967

Don't know about the gran fondo format, but on...

Don't know about the gran fondo format, but on the centuries and metrics I've done, there is a group that goes off the front and those are the serious group riders. The remaining 99% ride about...
11-12-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,027
Posted By scott967

Maybe they develop a continuous variable shift...

Maybe they develop a continuous variable shift system that can give you any possible gear-inch between two extremes. Then you just need to spec the extremes.

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10-22-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,495
Posted By scott967

Never owned a smart phone. Garmin works great. ...

Never owned a smart phone. Garmin works great. I sync/update firmware with usb on my computer at home. Unless you have to have live tracking, I see no need. Otherwise just use your smartphone and...
09-25-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,348
Posted By scott967

Isn't the question whether Taiwan frames are...

Isn't the question whether Taiwan frames are better than China? Or Giant better than Merida?

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09-07-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,598
Posted By scott967

I admit to sometimes daydreaming on the MUP and...

I admit to sometimes daydreaming on the MUP and not holding my line. So I do appreciate the "on your left". I've never had a problem with cyclists understanding it, but joggers/walkers, sure.
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07-18-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,911
Posted By scott967

I use a Chinese ultrasound set the temp to 30C. ...

I use a Chinese ultrasound set the temp to 30C. I use OMS which I guess is naptha, then paint thinner, then denatured alcohol. About 10 min each. Comes out squeaky clean. Then throw it in my wax...
06-05-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By scott967

Dremel them out. That's what I had to do on a...

Dremel them out. That's what I had to do on a PF30. I don't know your bike BB configuration, but hammering like heck to get a bearing out will get you an early end of life for the frame.

scott s....
06-05-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,613
Posted By scott967

There's some thread drift. The simple reason why...

There's some thread drift. The simple reason why road penalties aren't higher is that as a society, we recognize (or maybe rationalize is a better term) that being able to move about by vehicle is...
05-23-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,846
Posted By scott967

My closest passes are always motorcycles riding 2...

My closest passes are always motorcycles riding 2 abreast.

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05-15-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By scott967

You have to do what you have to do. I spent...

You have to do what you have to do. I spent 1-1/2 years down on westbank of New Orleans getting my 95 yo father out of his house and his small auto repair/body shop business. He had about 25 old...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By scott967

It looks to me that 3D30 crank is compatible with...

It looks to me that 3D30 crank is compatible with BB386? So that means it is a long spindle and in traditional BBRight needs an outboard spacer as you need a total of about 90mm. So the typical...
03-19-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,333
Posted By scott967

That's not my experience. Have had episodes of...

That's not my experience. Have had episodes of cars exiting parking lot driveways almost taking me out while running on the left sidewalk. So I tried to quit doing it. But in OPs situation it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,628
Posted By scott967

But most marketed "endurance" bikes also feature...

But most marketed "endurance" bikes also feature more compliance, via wider tire, rubber suspension bits, etc. even if you can get identical fit.

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03-10-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,858
Posted By scott967

Don't try to pound in your bar end plug with your...

Don't try to pound in your bar end plug with your hand while riding. Don't ask me how I know.

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03-10-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,622
Posted By scott967

I blame the design, as it encourages cyclists to...

I blame the design, as it encourages cyclists to exit the bike path and continue on a crosswalk. There's no signage or other assistance to right-turning vehicles warning of possible conflict. But...
02-12-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,481
Posted By scott967

Disagree, at least in the context of Deming. ...

Disagree, at least in the context of Deming. What you need is a repeatable process that can meet six sigma. Testing in QC is kind of a losing proposition. But I suspect most of these places don't...
02-12-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,668
Posted By scott967

Regardless of the actual condition, I suspect...

Regardless of the actual condition, I suspect after an experience like that it would help your confidence to have a new frameset.

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02-12-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,627
Posted By scott967

I have a home (now a rental) off of Resevation...

I have a home (now a rental) off of Resevation Rd, if you want a flat detour that is the way. But if you like climbing, consider going down to Carmel Valley and go over the mountains that way. ...
12-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,462
Posted By scott967

It's a heavy lift. Here in Honolulu the city has...

It's a heavy lift. Here in Honolulu the city has a major problem funding a major heavy rail transit system. They fired the guy running the project (also the highest paid govt employee in the...
11-13-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By scott967

The problem is the site uses https (pretty much...

The problem is the site uses https (pretty much all sites now do). https is supposed to be "secure", but part of the security relies on the site providing a "certificate" that is intended to prove...
10-26-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,089
Posted By scott967

The problem isn't the rain, at least for me; it's...

The problem isn't the rain, at least for me; it's the road grit that gets thrown up. Also can increase chance of flatting. Plus I wax my chain, and it doesn't really like water.

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09-22-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,401
Posted By scott967

I don't know that there is a law that says if you...

I don't know that there is a law that says if you have the right of way you can't yield it? That being said of course you have to exercise ordinary care if someone yields to you or not. I don't see...
09-21-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By scott967

I mix car wash soap and water in a hand squirt...

I mix car wash soap and water in a hand squirt bottle used for watering plants. That and an old t-shirt. Maybe some solvent like bug remover or OMS if I went over a patch of asphalt or tar that...
08-18-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By scott967

Circling back to OP, more than 50 miles I put sun...

Circling back to OP, more than 50 miles I put sun screen on my legs. Less than that never had a problem but do a century and I will have burned legs. Less than an hour I do nothing. Hour to 50...
06-30-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 23,332
Posted By scott967

This is my experience. I did all my commuting on...

This is my experience. I did all my commuting on toe clips with Avocet AV-30 touring shoes. These were excellent shoes that didn't lock you into the pedal like true cleats do. The main problem is...
06-26-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,879
Posted By scott967

My lowest gear now is a 34x27, so most of the...

My lowest gear now is a 34x27, so most of the time i don't have to worry about spinning -- it ain't happening.

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06-03-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,680
Posted By scott967

Nowhere I've ever lived was it illegal to ride on...

Nowhere I've ever lived was it illegal to ride on a sidewalk, except in business districts or certain designated areas. That includes California (and I was pulled over by a Ventura County cop for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,412
Posted By scott967

Those are the guys, yes. That's good to know...

Those are the guys, yes. That's good to know thanks.


I'm not sold on the coupler, at least I don't think I've missed not having one at this point. I guess it has 3 material variations so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,600
Posted By scott967

I don't think it's a lie -- just they have no...

I don't think it's a lie -- just they have no clue what "almost there" really means. There's a race I do every year, and there's one spot where spectators tend to gather and they give you the...
05-23-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By scott967

I think this is under-appreciated. It is sooo...

I think this is under-appreciated. It is sooo easy to round out the screw head. But I have never seen JIS screwdrivers for this (but I suppose do some searching online and they will pop up). Now...
05-01-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By scott967

Actually cars seem like pretty good protection...

Actually cars seem like pretty good protection against a virus. What needs to go is mass transit. Already NYC is shutting down subway at night. In Hawaii we're wasting $10 billion on an elevated...
04-29-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,059
Posted By scott967

Fortunately on the seas where we don't have grids...

Fortunately on the seas where we don't have grids we fire our 5 inch guns at targets at 15k yards while steaming at 10 nautical miles / hour (kts). (1 nautical mile = 1 minute of arc on the earth)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,976
Posted By scott967

I guess the original BB30 advertised a narrow...

I guess the original BB30 advertised a narrow Q-factor as a positive, but I think in general it's agreed that puts more stress on the bearing to shell interface so now the press fit are spaced out...
03-29-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,173
Posted By scott967

We've all experienced this. At my age, I've...

We've all experienced this. At my age, I've learned just to mutter an "eff you too" under my breath and not let it get to me. Can't say I'm perfect about following my own advice.

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01-31-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By scott967

In Hawaii it is Makaliʻi, and when it rises at...

In Hawaii it is Makaliʻi, and when it rises at sunset it marks the beginning of the Makahiki season. According to Kam Schools website:A traditional Hawaiian moʻolelo (story) tells how the...
11-06-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,855
Posted By scott967

In Hawai'i if it gets down to 70 folks will pull...

In Hawai'i if it gets down to 70 folks will pull put winter coats.

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11-02-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,857
Posted By scott967

As retired Navy I can use base gyms, and I live...

As retired Navy I can use base gyms, and I live next to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii (home of the 25th Infantry Division) so use their gym 3 days a week. Working out next to the troops is...
08-02-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,842
Posted By scott967

Guess I'm out of it. Thought CBD oil was the...

Guess I'm out of it. Thought CBD oil was the latest chain lube.

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05-06-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,640
Posted By scott967

I've only used conventional chains on 7 speed,...

I've only used conventional chains on 7 speed, but on KMC 10-speed when I have problems it's because the pin isn't all the way in. After inserting each part I twist it back a forth to make sure the...
06-05-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,059
Posted By scott967

Like Amanda Coker doing 100K miles on a 7 mi...

Like Amanda Coker doing 100K miles on a 7 mi loop?

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