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08-10-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 822
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry to sidetrack the OP’s issue, but can...

Sorry to sidetrack the OP’s issue, but can someone explain Bikeflight’s involvement here. If the customer has to drop the bike off at the USP store, what service is Bikeflight providing? I mean are...
08-09-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,923
Posted By _ForceD_

Two weeks is about normal. Remember…it is an...

Two weeks is about normal. Remember…it is an internal surgical site that will need to heal. Sitting on a bike seat, and the activity of pedaling and maneuvering the bike is putting stress directly on...
08-09-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By _ForceD_

You didn’t say where in your back the herniated...

You didn’t say where in your back the herniated disc is, but I’ll assume it’s your lower back. I’ve had two lower back surgeries for herniated discs myself. At any rate…like a couple others have...
08-07-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By _ForceD_

Can you give the name and/or location of the...

Can you give the name and/or location of the Naval research facility?

Dan
08-05-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,011
Posted By _ForceD_

Certainly the chain is one component to be...

Certainly the chain is one component to be concerned about with extended exposure. When I was working, I would keep one of my road bikes mounted in the bed of my pickup truck so that I could go on...
07-27-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By _ForceD_

Haven’t paid real close attention to the TdF...

Haven’t paid real close attention to the TdF Femmes, but looking at the stage profiles…particularly yesterday’s stage 3 (7/26)…wondering if the criteria for the categorized climbs is the same as for...
07-25-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By _ForceD_

That’s exactly what Google Maps began creating...

That’s exactly what Google Maps began creating back in the early 2000s. Apparently Strava now has their own database of elevations that you and I helped create.

Most of your answers about...
07-24-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By _ForceD_

Strava doesn’t know. The GPS (receiver and...

Strava doesn’t know. The GPS (receiver and software in your phone) resolves your elevation. The Strava app uses that GPS data and applies it to the various aspects of the app. GPS can resolve your...
07-22-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By _ForceD_

If you haven’t already, you might want to...

If you haven’t already, you might want to investigate what caused this catastrophe in the first place. If, for example, it was due to the chain getting jammed somehow…if that cause still exists the...
Forum: Triathlon
07-21-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By _ForceD_

Is it this bike? If so, and you have rim...

Is it this bike? If so, and you have rim brakes…it might be that the brake caliper is out of align and/or the wheel not centered in the fork/dropouts. That realignment is fairly simple. Other things...
07-21-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,923
Posted By _ForceD_

Just want to say that I’m now about 9 weeks...

Just want to say that I’m now about 9 weeks post-op from the procedure in my OP. Things are now becoming normal. I’m peeing like a teenager, bladder control is better, and incontinence gone. Only...
07-21-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 994
Posted By _ForceD_

I guess it’s past the date you needed it by, but...

I guess it’s past the date you needed it by, but next time something like this gun barrel bluing might work.

https://www.bluewonderguncare.com/products/blue-wonder-gun-black-kit

Dan
07-18-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry, you’re right. Stage 15 is listed as flat....

Sorry, you’re right. Stage 15 is listed as flat. I was wrong, and should have said 16 is hilly, 17 is mountain.
Corrected above.

Dan
07-18-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By _ForceD_

TdF stage description

For example, on the tour website (letour.fr) stage 16 is labeled as “hilly” with one 4, one 3, and two class 1 climbs. Stage 17 is labeled as “mountain” with one class 2, and three class 1 climbs....
07-14-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,320
Posted By _ForceD_

I had a feeling there’d be responses like this....

I had a feeling there’d be responses like this. I’m not surprised at the weight…but that UHaul is selling bikes…but also that they do consider this bike lightweight. Maybe I should have posted this...
07-14-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,320
Posted By _ForceD_

UHaul now selling bicycles

UHaul is now selling bicycles. Or, “a” bicycle. I was there to rent a truck and saw this bike on display. The “lightweight” declaration was the most interesting.



https://www.statebicycle.com/...
07-12-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 873
Posted By _ForceD_

Local bicyclists killed by deer. ...

Local bicyclists killed by deer.

https://patch.com/rhode-island/newport/in-memory-and-honor-of-art-weekley

Dan
07-11-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By _ForceD_

Apparently, to get auto insurance there is some...

Apparently, to get auto insurance there is some documentation required. One of which is a valid driver license. Which, of course, you have to pass a test to get. I guess that’s how the insurance...
Forum: Triathlon
07-10-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By _ForceD_

I wouldn’t call that a triathlon bike…not by...

I wouldn’t call that a triathlon bike…not by today’s standards. The geometry is wrong; it’s not aero; most tri bikes don’t have the granny gear, and it’s just a large frame to begin with (which is...
07-10-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,833
Posted By _ForceD_

Resurrecting this thread from a few months ago… ...

Resurrecting this thread from a few months ago…
I happened to see this same bike from the OP again. I was driving on the opposite end of town, several miles away from where I saw it in the OP. It...
07-06-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By _ForceD_

I always wrap top-to-ends as well. But, never...

I always wrap top-to-ends as well. But, never thought of using heat-shrink. I always poke the remainder of the bar tape into the handlebar end, and then it’s held in place by the inserted bar-end...
07-03-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,886
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ve been using that Dawn Platinum Powerwash...

I’ve been using that Dawn Platinum Powerwash spray foam as a degreaser. Spray it on and let it sit and soak for a minute. Works pretty well.
...
07-02-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,814
Posted By _ForceD_

Put the “vodka” bottle in the freezer. You may...

Put the “vodka” bottle in the freezer. You may discover that it’s not vodka at all.

And…although I don’t regularly check out dumpsters and trash heaps…I did pull my “rainy day” bike from a...
07-01-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,991
Posted By _ForceD_

This thread/question reminded me of a thread that...

This thread/question reminded me of a thread that originated more than a decade ago, but was resurrected at the end of last year (2021). The premise, to me, was kind of humorous. But, maybe it can...
07-01-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,923
Posted By _ForceD_

I had my six-week followup with the doctor...

I had my six-week followup with the doctor yesterday (first since the procedure in my OP). Everything I mentioned to him…what seems like different sensations, and changing daily…are all normal. The...
06-30-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,226
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ll go with any of these standard colors from...

I’ll go with any of these standard colors from the Crayola 64 box. None of them were on your list.

Periwinkle.
Jazzberry Jam.
Fuzzy Wuzzy.
Unmellow Yellow.
Cornflower.
Bluetiful.
...
06-29-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ve informed the owner of the bikes of my...

I’ve informed the owner of the bikes of my feelings about these shifter, and the opinions of those expressed in this thread. I provided them the link to the thumb shifters, and volunteered to install...
06-29-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,799
Posted By _ForceD_

I think we had the “bike rider” vs. “cyclist”...

I think we had the “bike rider” vs. “cyclist” debate a couple of weeks ago.

Dan
06-29-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,799
Posted By _ForceD_

When we were little kids back in the late...

When we were little kids back in the late 60s/early 70s…my little brother came flying into the yard on his bike. A Schwinn Racer with 26” wheels. He intended to make a turn and go to the backyard....
06-29-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By _ForceD_

Here ya go. (FYI the chain is wet lubed. Just the...

Here ya go. (FYI the chain is wet lubed. Just the red oxidation showing through the oil.)
...
06-28-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By _ForceD_

I may resort to this practice in the future. ...

I may resort to this practice in the future.

All … when I disconnected the cable from the front derailleur, the shifter twists easily and freely; the cable moves through the entire routing easily,...
06-28-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By _ForceD_

Grip twist shifters

A friend asked me to do some work on a couple of Huffy mountain bikes that they picked up on Craigslist for real cheap for their kids. For a Huffy, they’re in otherwise good condition. Just needed...
06-28-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,977
Posted By _ForceD_

I did it once on a road bike front wheel. I road...

I did it once on a road bike front wheel. I road it for years and never had any problems.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
06-26-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By _ForceD_

From late 1980s to just about 5-6 years ago, I...

From late 1980s to just about 5-6 years ago, I would participate in a handful of triathlons every season (summer). Mostly sprints, a few Olys here and there, and a few close to half-iron distance. I...
06-26-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 842
Posted By _ForceD_

Your analogy comparing the distances of bicycling...

Your analogy comparing the distances of bicycling events to running and swimming events isn’t relevant. By your comparison, since bicycling has events that are well over 100 miles…thousands of miles...
06-24-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By _ForceD_

I’m not following. ??? All the bicycle helmets...

I’m not following. ??? All the bicycle helmets I’ve ever used don’t come close to touching my neck. The strap buckles (tight or loosely) under my chin.

Dan
06-24-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By _ForceD_

I just wish the electronics industry would have...

I just wish the electronics industry would have chosen one USB format and forced everyone (device makers, including Apple/iPhone) to use it. Instead…it seems like every new device comes with a...
06-23-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 405
Posted By _ForceD_

Just for reference, I presume the picture below...

Just for reference, I presume the picture below is the handcycle you’re talking about? And also…pardon my crude artwork.

It’d take a bit of reconfiguring, but I wonder if you could somehow...
06-22-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,746
Posted By _ForceD_

Bad comparison. There’s really nothing special...

Bad comparison. There’s really nothing special about paint brushes or paints. You might think things like air brushes…but even the ancients used an airbrush technique. Among my hobbies, I also a...
06-22-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,378
Posted By _ForceD_

Swimming, and formerly running, and now rowing....

Swimming, and formerly running, and now rowing. Started out as a runner in h.s. (in the late 70s), I got into cycling and swimming in the early 80s when those newfangled, crazy events called...
06-22-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,746
Posted By _ForceD_

This argument (in this thread and others) about...

This argument (in this thread and others) about rim brakes vs. disc brakes keeps reminding me of Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson singing Mammas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys, and the...
06-20-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 618
Posted By _ForceD_

Did you use a lock washer? Dan

Did you use a lock washer?
Dan
06-19-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,746
Posted By _ForceD_

This isn’t meant to be derogatory, but when you...

This isn’t meant to be derogatory, but when you (and/or other disc brake users) state that “disc brakes are superior”…how exactly do you mean they’re superior? What makes them better? My rim brakes...
06-19-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,746
Posted By _ForceD_

As I sat at a traffic light in my pickup truck,...

As I sat at a traffic light in my pickup truck, looking over at a fellow cyclist stopped there…and looking at his bike (with rim brakes)…I though of this thread, and the potential for rim brakes...
06-17-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By _ForceD_

Near miss today

This just happened on the outbound portion of my ride today. There may have been divine intervention involved. About :30 minutes into the ride, a violent but brief rain squall overtook me. It rolled...
06-17-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,923
Posted By _ForceD_

Yesterday (6/16), 31 days post-op, I decided to...

Yesterday (6/16), 31 days post-op, I decided to go for a relatively short ride, 16 miles at moderate intensity (for me), to see how things feel and react. Nothing adverse noted.

Dan
06-17-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,733
Posted By _ForceD_

At a stoplight: Driver: “That blinking light...

At a stoplight:

Driver: “That blinking light on your bike could cause a driver to go into an epileptic seizure and crash and die.”

Me: “Without it, a driver might not see me, and I could get...
06-16-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By _ForceD_

From time to time I’ll make my own bar tape. Get...

From time to time I’ll make my own bar tape. Get a cheap hunk of fabric for just a couple bucks (fabric store, or even pre-cut hunks at department stores). Cut a couple of strips about 7 feet long,...
06-16-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,475
Posted By _ForceD_

I disagree…a little bit. Among a bunch of...

I disagree…a little bit. Among a bunch of cyclists (all of us in this forum), in private (thinking this forum is “private” and doesn’t attract non-cyclists/bike riders)…it’s not obnoxious. But...
06-16-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,857
Posted By _ForceD_

No. In fact, I’ve been known to remove such...

No. In fact, I’ve been known to remove such markings on certain products that go on my bikes. I do it on certain clothing. On my Levi’s denim jeans for example…I remove the orange tag on the back...
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