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Posted By urbanknight

Best way is to just bring it to a track with a...

Best way is to just bring it to a track with a "FOR SALE" sign on it and hang it where everyone can see. Since you don't seem to have a track nearby, selling it locally as a "fixie" might work, or...
08-10-22, 11:43 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

You're oversimplifying it. Let's say there's...

You're oversimplifying it. Let's say there's sporadic parked cars all along the shoulder. It would be foolish to duck in between them for short distances because every time you pop back out to go...
08-10-22, 11:27 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

Is this the same hub? ...

Is this the same hub?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/363904757261?hash=item54ba69ee0d:g:XhUAAOSwcXpizC7F

Personally, I would just save up for a new wheel (or wheelset). It looks like the elements have...
08-08-22, 11:55 PM
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Views: 238
Posted By urbanknight

Even less than that now, and it's good to hear...

Even less than that now, and it's good to hear that they will last. Funny how similar they look to the authentic ones I bought about a decade ago (and can't find for sale anywhere anymore).
08-08-22, 09:23 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

Yeah, I also see the same gloves is also...

Yeah, I also see the same gloves is also available with different company logos.


I think that makes sense. You're saying these are made in the same factory but possibly with substituted (subpar)...
08-08-22, 08:12 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

True, and I absolutely agree that I'd rather have...

True, and I absolutely agree that I'd rather have a 16' lane to share than a 12' lane with a 4' door zone trap. I grew up in Agoura where most of the main roads have a wide bike lane or a very wide...
08-08-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 71
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Posted By urbanknight

More than that, it shows the dangers of bike...

More than that, it shows the dangers of bike lanes for both dooring and exiting to make a turn.

the other link doesnít seem to work for me, so Iím curious which studies claim bike lanes and...
08-08-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,338
Posted By urbanknight

Yeah I get it, and you're right that much of it...

Yeah I get it, and you're right that much of it is beyond the cyclist's control.
08-08-22, 10:57 AM
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Posted By urbanknight

Not to argue or try and change your choices, but...

Not to argue or try and change your choices, but it's funny that you mention this as well as emotional coping mechanisms in the same post. Shoulderless highways are usually much more sparse on...
08-08-22, 10:22 AM
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Views: 1,338
Posted By urbanknight

Honestly, the best practice is to evaluate each...

Honestly, the best practice is to evaluate each situation on its own. If the lane is wide enough to accommodate a car and a bicycle side-by-side safely (re: 3'+ between them), I usually ride the edge...
08-08-22, 09:46 AM
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Posted By urbanknight

Counterfeit Pearl Izumi???

My favorite gloves are starting to get worn down and werenít available anymore until I found what looked like them on FB marketplace. The packaging was suspicious (I donít think anybody makes a...
08-07-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,152
Posted By urbanknight

I tried to find a gif of Mary showing Clark how...

I tried to find a gif of Mary showing Clark how you couldnít see a panty line (Christmas Vacation movie) to reply to that post, but was unsuccessful.
08-06-22, 10:45 AM
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Posted By urbanknight

I have been very happy with my Lezyne Super Pro,...

I have been very happy with my Lezyne Super Pro, and I think there are even a few less expensive options with turn-by-turn directions as well. You can download custom offline maps for whatever area...
08-06-22, 10:34 AM
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Views: 393
Posted By urbanknight

It sounds like one possibility is you may have...

It sounds like one possibility is you may have tightened the valve nut too tight, which can pull on the tube and slowly tear it. But as mentioned above, pulling the tube out and inspecting it will...
08-06-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,152
Posted By urbanknight

Absolutely agreed. With that in mind, I figure...

Absolutely agreed. With that in mind, I figure for those who arenít suffering from some extreme discomfort or saddle sores, maybe what they donít know wonít hurt them?

itís too easy to think that...
08-02-22, 04:19 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

It's funny how this info is so seldom shared,...

It's funny how this info is so seldom shared, probably because it's such a risque subject. The problem with seats that have a lot of padding is that they cause extraneous movement and chafing which...
08-02-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,152
Posted By urbanknight

Depends on who you ask. I say it was a date. She...

Depends on who you ask. I say it was a date. She says I sped up after she passed me and talked her ear off about how a cop just gave me a stop sign ticket when the whole police department knows me...
08-01-22, 09:56 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

I used to commute from Pasadena to Sun Valley (21...

I used to commute from Pasadena to Sun Valley (21 miles each way), but because of that distance I only did it on Tue/Thur so I could drive fresh clothes and any needed work supplies on Mon/Wed/Fri....
08-01-22, 09:27 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

In the end, if you're comfortable then it doesn't...

In the end, if you're comfortable then it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, but feel free to have a read if you're interested....
08-01-22, 11:17 AM
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Views: 434
Posted By urbanknight

Sounds like the product is garbage if it only...

Sounds like the product is garbage if it only works when it's zip-tied all the way against the frame. I would try the half link suggestion mentioned above, and if that doesn't work find a better...
08-01-22, 10:32 AM
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Posted By urbanknight

:lol: I've already said too much.

:lol: I've already said too much.
07-31-22, 06:02 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

It should be mentioned that bib shorts are often...

It should be mentioned that bib shorts are often advertised with the model wearing them over a base layer (that looks like a shirt), so it's understandable that someone might think it's appropriate...
07-31-22, 12:20 AM
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Views: 2,152
Posted By urbanknight

Cycling shorts with shoulder straps. Excellent...

Cycling shorts with shoulder straps. Excellent for those of us who have a gut that would roll the waist down on a pair of regular cycling shorts.
07-26-22, 03:32 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

Same for the models I have handled. It...

Same for the models I have handled. It practically falls off after you take the axle out.
07-23-22, 08:29 AM
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Posted By urbanknight

Better to have to go shorter than longer. Glad...

Better to have to go shorter than longer. Glad you got it figured out.
07-22-22, 10:34 AM
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Posted By urbanknight

It sounds like the point here is that a picture...

It sounds like the point here is that a picture is worth a thousand words.
07-22-22, 10:29 AM
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Views: 1,910
Posted By urbanknight

Someone on here has got to have a collection of...

Someone on here has got to have a collection of Bicycling Magazine issues from the mid 90's. In one is an article on cycling and flatulence. While having some real and serious information, the...
07-22-22, 10:22 AM
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Views: 2,704
Posted By urbanknight

I was about to back out of this thread quietly...

I was about to back out of this thread quietly when I saw a Monty Python reference, and it has been difficult to keep up with this thread's rapid growth ever since. Well done koala logs !!!
07-21-22, 03:06 PM
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Views: 299
Posted By urbanknight

Sounds like the one thing they agree on is to let...

Sounds like the one thing they agree on is to let the sealant do its job.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 02:58 PM
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Views: 1,560
Posted By urbanknight

Well SOMEONE made it a segment.

Well SOMEONE made it a segment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 02:49 PM
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Views: 1,039
Posted By urbanknight

American Classic 420 seems to meet your...

American Classic 420 seems to meet your requirements. All aluminum, 34mm deep, and under 1500g. They don't make them anymore, but I see a brand new set on ebay for $600 and multiple used sets for...
07-21-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,057
Posted By urbanknight

Technically, one link is a set of inner AND outer...

Technically, one link is a set of inner AND outer plates. You're thinking of two "half links"....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,560
Posted By urbanknight

I laugh every time I get one... because it's...

I laugh every time I get one... because it's always this one segment that I take whenever I don't feel like doing the climb on my normal routes. In other words, I'm being rewarded for chickening out...
07-20-22, 06:26 PM
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Views: 2,454
Posted By urbanknight

I kind of have to. A few odd proportions on my...

I kind of have to. A few odd proportions on my body make it very difficult for some brands or models to fit me at all. Next time we ride together note how far back I have my saddle on its 25mm...
07-20-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,454
Posted By urbanknight

One of the things I see few people consider in...

One of the things I see few people consider in any flat bar/drop bar conversion is geometry. Looking at some people's posts or ads for conversion bikes, I'm amazed anybody could ride some of those...
07-10-22, 01:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,831
Posted By urbanknight

That's the guy I cite when people ask me if...

That's the guy I cite when people ask me if Olympians and national/world champions ever go on to do great things for society.
07-08-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,831
Posted By urbanknight

It was a Super V, so full suspension back when he...

It was a Super V, so full suspension back when he was still racing XC on front suspension bikes (1995). I did google it though, and the Super V only weighed 26lb. Forgot this was before downhill...
07-08-22, 05:02 PM
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Views: 1,226
Posted By urbanknight

I prefer neutral colors so that any color jersey...

I prefer neutral colors so that any color jersey I wear will go with it.
07-08-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,226
Posted By urbanknight

This really should have been included in the poll

This really should have been included in the poll
07-08-22, 03:25 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

Back when I was racing, I did a local training...

Back when I was racing, I did a local training ride known for being fast as hell. The Simi Ride, they called it. It started with a straight shot down Los Angeles Avenue with a pack of 100+ riders...
07-08-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,638
Posted By urbanknight

No Bianchi rider with that much celeste would be...

No Bianchi rider with that much celeste would be willing to pull a red toolbox.
07-07-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,958
Posted By urbanknight

You'll never take me alive! Unless I'm wrong...

You'll never take me alive! Unless I'm wrong about skinny tires making me faster.
07-07-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,958
Posted By urbanknight

Ah, unless that's "south bay" I'm too far away....

Ah, unless that's "south bay" I'm too far away. Haven't cycled in Nor Cal since my racing days in the 90's.

But yeah, bench warrants don't expire here.
07-07-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,958
Posted By urbanknight

Does Larry live in California?! I wonder if I've...

Does Larry live in California?! I wonder if I've ever unwittingly lost a race to him.
07-07-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,958
Posted By urbanknight

Don't believe this! I heard Big Gravel employs...

Don't believe this! I heard Big Gravel employs bounty hunters to track down cyclist traffic violators.
07-07-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,958
Posted By urbanknight

It certainly startles the !@#$ out of you, am I...

It certainly startles the !@#$ out of you, am I right?
07-07-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,958
Posted By urbanknight

This calculator (remember decibels are not...

This calculator (remember decibels are not linear) suggests otherwise (108dB @ 5'). At 1' it comes to 122dB.
https://www.omnicalculator.com/physics/distance-attenuation

Would still be fascinating...
07-07-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,958
Posted By urbanknight

In response to your actual question, it would be...

In response to your actual question, it would be fascinating to measure the decibel level of such a blowout. The closest I could find on the internet was a car tire which apparently is about 88dB...
07-07-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,958
Posted By urbanknight

I actually liked Road Fan 's explanation about...

I actually liked Road Fan 's explanation about the tube creeping into a small gap (the tire can peel away slightly when cornering hard or hitting a bump).

I do remember when many people ran high...
07-07-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,958
Posted By urbanknight

Same reason we respond to half the threads in...

Same reason we respond to half the threads in this forum: to feel morally and intellectually superior to a bunch of strangers. Now to log off the forum and straighten the frames with my MA of...
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