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08-10-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,339
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
Replies: 5
Views: 141
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, 08:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,339
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,339
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
Replies: 71
Views: 1,339
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...
08-06-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
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
Replies: 73
Views: 2,152
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...
07-31-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,152
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
Replies: 73
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.
07-23-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,057
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
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"....
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,831
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...
07-07-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,959
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: 4,959
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,959
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: 4,959
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...
07-07-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,959
Posted By urbanknight

Thanks. Somehow missed that post in the blazing...

Thanks. Somehow missed that post in the blazing speed this thread is going. That is indeed 145. Not sure which tire Larry is running, but I still wouldn't try to load such a skinny tire with so much...
07-07-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,959
Posted By urbanknight

Actually, I've seen it happen. Yes, the...

Actually, I've seen it happen. Yes, the manufacturers put a little buffer in there, but you're running right at that limit, and piling on more weight is going to increase that (what do you think...
07-06-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,959
Posted By urbanknight

Stupid Tire Debates

Stupid Tire Debates
07-06-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,959
Posted By urbanknight

pinch >...

pinch >...
07-06-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By urbanknight

Another vote for silicone tape. It stretches and...

Another vote for silicone tape. It stretches and conforms easily, leaves no sticky residue, and does not move out of place as long as you wrap it snuggly. Been using it for over a decade now and...
07-06-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,638
Posted By urbanknight

Agreed. Haven't had to use a cartridge since...

Agreed. Haven't had to use a cartridge since going tubeless (including 2 flats so far), but I'm considering keeping my CO2 handy in case a tire goes completely flat and needs to be seated again. Even...
07-06-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 734
Posted By urbanknight

You'd be surprised. Major brands sometimes decide...

You'd be surprised. Major brands sometimes decide they don't have the time or resources to develop a particular part (maybe they spent too much time on something else, lost employees who were experts...
07-05-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,638
Posted By urbanknight

Agreed, plus different people have different...

Agreed, plus different people have different needs or desires (especially since this subforum can include road, mountain, gravel, etc.). In the day of smart phones and ride share apps, a strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By urbanknight

My understanding is that hot spots can be caused...

My understanding is that hot spots can be caused by various types of shoe fit issues. Mine were due to the sole being too narrow. I'm not familiar with Bontrager, but I believe Specialized runs a tad...
07-04-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,338
Posted By urbanknight

I actually had a student who had an extreme face...

I actually had a student who had an extreme face mask tan from wearing it during outdoor band rehearsals and PE. He kept wearing it even when they said they weren't needed outdoors, and even after...
07-04-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,338
Posted By urbanknight

Agreed. I started wearing skull caps after my...

Agreed. I started wearing skull caps after my hairline had receded enough that I started getting "tiger stripes" tanned onto my forehead from the helmet vents. It doesn't seem to make me any hotter,...
07-04-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,791
Posted By urbanknight

Does this count? ...

Does this count?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX3A7GLtFqM
06-28-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By urbanknight

And sometimes you might need two of the same size.

And sometimes you might need two of the same size.
06-28-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 824
Posted By urbanknight

I have had some amount of PF for the last 20+...

I have had some amount of PF for the last 20+ years with the worst of it being when I gained a lot of weight. I suppose toe pointing would lead to an even tighter achilles tendon (which in turns...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By urbanknight

In general, most (if not all) name brand helmets...

In general, most (if not all) name brand helmets have a similar amount of protection and are rated by your locale's testing agency. The higher priced ones tend to be lighter and/or more ventilated.
06-23-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By urbanknight

Before the ride, lie down with your legs propped...

Before the ride, lie down with your legs propped up if possible. Massage the sore muscles if possible. Take a VERY easy and slow spin on the bike.

During the ride, use slightly lower gears and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,027
Posted By urbanknight

When I was a skinny bean pole, it didn't seem to...

When I was a skinny bean pole, it didn't seem to matter to me. Now that I have a rounder shape, shorts are horrible uncomfortable and get folder under my tummy. So for me, bibs only.
06-18-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By urbanknight

There are road shoes that have both bolt patterns...

There are road shoes that have both bolt patterns on them, so you could even get one of those road shoes and ride them on your SPDs if you want.They are about as fun to walk in as regular road shoes,...
06-17-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,733
Posted By urbanknight

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x900/l_intro_1636736586_b8d5ff1bad3738e26425d7fc953719dbee9f8891.jpg
06-16-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,733
Posted By urbanknight

My wife has uttered that before. I also know she...

My wife has uttered that before. I also know she wants to scream "PUT ON SOME UNDERWEAR!" every time she drives by a kitted cyclist.
06-16-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,733
Posted By urbanknight

Stupidest thing was a guy in a pick-up telling me...

Stupidest thing was a guy in a pick-up telling me I shouldn't ride during that time of day or in that direction (I was commuting from work) as he almost ran me over because he couldn't see me with...
06-15-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By urbanknight

There are plenty of name brand tapes out there...

There are plenty of name brand tapes out there that work great and aren't expensive... Cinelli, Deda, Profile, Easton, etc. I have also tried some of the off-brand tapes from the rain forest and they...
06-12-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,691
Posted By urbanknight

The only problem I see with that is that max...

The only problem I see with that is that max pressure is often just what pressure the manufacturer is afraid the tire might pop off the rim, and has nothing to do with speed, handling, or comfort.
06-11-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 975
Posted By urbanknight

I do charity rides if I like the route and the...

I do charity rides if I like the route and the charity. For that reason, I expect my fee to far exceed the perceived value of the drinks/snacks/support provided along the way... and I hope that those...
06-10-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By urbanknight

With a triple, you probably have the medium cage,...

With a triple, you probably have the medium cage, which seems to handle up to a 43 chainwrap and a max cog of 34. If you want to be sure, the number should be on the underside of the parallelogram...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,642
Posted By urbanknight

After reading the above posts, I went and pumped...

After reading the above posts, I went and pumped them up to 100 psi and they immediately measured 27.3 and 27.2. I also forgot my calipers seem to be about 0.1mm low.
06-03-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By urbanknight

Sasquatch must have a huge problem with toe...

Sasquatch must have a huge problem with toe overlap.
05-31-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By urbanknight

Maybe they changed the design? My Road Drive...

Maybe they changed the design? My Road Drive (bought late last year) has presta and schrader. It gets a little hard for me to pump at about 90-100 psi, but that's about as high as I run anyway.
05-31-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By urbanknight

Those could be saddle sores. Priority is a...

Those could be saddle sores.

Priority is a comfortable saddle and chamois combination. Chamois cream (Chamois Butt'r, Body Glide, etc.) helps a lot. Finally, find reasons to get off the saddle....
05-21-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,561
Posted By urbanknight

I burned my hand on the tire when riding with DT...

I burned my hand on the tire when riding with DT shifters after getting comfortable with brifters. That soured me for life.

Agreed on trying stuff to see if you like it better, but I think some...
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