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Forum: Recumbent
01-16-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 955
Posted By pdlamb

Really?? You're looking forward to having to ride...

Really?? You're looking forward to having to ride a recumbent trike???

Personally I'm trying to put that day off as long as I can!
01-15-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 511
Posted By pdlamb

Literally, for the tire. Figuratively, for the...

Literally, for the tire. Figuratively, for the bill. ;)
01-15-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By pdlamb

Use what you've got, it'll be fine. And send...

Use what you've got, it'll be fine.

And send me $10 to assuage any guilt you might feel about using the same grease on your less expensive and more expensive bearings. :)
01-14-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 652
Posted By pdlamb

Seems like I've heard that one before. Vaccines...

Seems like I've heard that one before. Vaccines will be approved before election day ring a bell? How about 20 million vaccine doses distributed by the end of December?



A. How many people do...
01-14-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 648
Posted By pdlamb

Physical terrorist? It's what my mother (RPT...

Physical terrorist? It's what my mother (RPT herself) called physical therapists once she had to work with them. ;)
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By pdlamb

PI Amfib lobster gloves work for me, although it...

PI Amfib lobster gloves work for me, although it gets a little colder where you are. Their only "flaw" is they're too warm to wear over about 25F.
01-14-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 648
Posted By pdlamb

Lesson learned from riding bicycles: You take...

Lesson learned from riding bicycles: You take what the road gives you, and keep the wheels turning the best you can.

It should be obvious; let your body heal. When you can ride again, ride as...
01-13-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 652
Posted By pdlamb

Hear, hear!

Hear, hear!
01-13-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By pdlamb

Loksak: $4-6 a bag. Lasts a "long time." ...

Loksak: $4-6 a bag. Lasts a "long time."
Ziplock: $3.50 for 50 baggies. At 2 months per baggie, a box would last 8 years. If nobody used my phone and wallet bags for anything else...
01-12-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By pdlamb

I did my first ride your age on my 50th birthday;...

I did my first ride your age on my 50th birthday; it foiled my wife and my sisters' plans to have 50 plastic "Old Crows" emplaced around the lawn in front of my work. ;)

Since then I've only...
01-11-21, 03:00 PM
01-11-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,182
Posted By pdlamb

For a most uncomfortable "ergo" bar, that I'm not...

For a most uncomfortable "ergo" bar, that I'm not quite motivated enough to change out, I found some Fizik bar gel. Tape them where you need padding with electrical tape, and then overwrap with bar...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By pdlamb

How long does it take to find and fix a flat? ...

How long does it take to find and fix a flat? (Including time to find and remove whatever caused the puncture in the first place.)

Your desire to accelerate faster is noted. But before the crit...
01-07-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By pdlamb

Good think you got out when you did -- looks like...

Good think you got out when you did -- looks like the weather's not going to be so good for the next week!
01-07-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By pdlamb

I don't think I've ever had that zen moment with...

I don't think I've ever had that zen moment with a flat.

But then, I don't remember ever getting a flat on a hot day in front of an ice cream store.
01-05-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,094
Posted By pdlamb

When my kids were children, I'd ride with them to...

When my kids were children, I'd ride with them to the bookstore many summer weekends. The big draw at the bookstore wasn't the books, of course, it was the "coffee" confections. My wife would drive...
01-05-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By pdlamb

It's hard to beat the screen size of the Garmin...

It's hard to beat the screen size of the Garmin 1030 (with or without +).
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,710
Posted By pdlamb

As far as switching dyno hubs for lower...

As far as switching dyno hubs for lower resistance, I think I'd paint the bike red first. Everybody knows red bikes are faster. ;)
01-04-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 715
Posted By pdlamb

Which do you hate more, a dirty chain that needs...

Which do you hate more, a dirty chain that needs to be wiped off every couple days or a rusty chain?
Forum: Commuting
12-30-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,673
Posted By pdlamb

I am your student! :)

I am your student! :)
12-23-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,073
Posted By pdlamb

Watching Tennessee's Covid response kind of...

Watching Tennessee's Covid response kind of reminds me of our de facto snow removal plan:

Shut the roads down, it'll melt pretty soon. Oh, maybe we should plow the interstates. Still there? And...
12-23-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,047
Posted By pdlamb

The only two bike mechanic-al things I can think...

The only two bike mechanic-al things I can think of are misaligned wheels and a wheel out of true. So first, make sure your rear wheel is straight in the frame. Then give the front a spin and watch...
12-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By pdlamb

At 3 months, I'd suggest you take it by the bike...

At 3 months, I'd suggest you take it by the bike shop and ask them what's causing that noise. A live, in-person mechanic has a much better chance of finding the cause than 100 strangers guessing...
12-21-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By pdlamb

You might want to see if you can find a NOS...

You might want to see if you can find a NOS brifter as a spare. But try the famous WD-40 flush before you give up on the shifter: you basically squirt WD-40 in as you operate the brake and shifting...
12-21-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,436
Posted By pdlamb

I'd think a using a definition from the site...

I'd think a using a definition from the site you're on would be reasonable. I'm occasionally a cager, though I spend more time on my bike.

Back to the original question. Adrenaline? Not...
12-21-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,073
Posted By pdlamb

With two approved vaccines, the U.S. should have...

With two approved vaccines, the U.S. should have enough (EUA) approved doses to vaccinate 100 million people by early summer, if not earlier. Given the raging pandemic, that should be almost enough...
12-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By pdlamb

Just take what you've got and go ride it. Riding...

Just take what you've got and go ride it. Riding the bike you've got is far less expensive, and far more fun, than obsessing over the latest marketing (except, perhaps, late at night or when the...
12-17-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,374
Posted By pdlamb

Six pages and we're discussing how to read a...

Six pages and we're discussing how to read a ruler. Was there a snowstorm somewhere?
12-16-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By pdlamb

FWIW, the Speedplay web page is showing Frogs...

FWIW, the Speedplay web page is showing Frogs again -- they'd been missing for about two years, IIRC.

I know it doesn't help with your cleat need, since there's no telling when or if those'll be...
12-16-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,108
Posted By pdlamb

I may be risking a warning for an off topic post,...

I may be risking a warning for an off topic post, but here goes anyhow:

Yes, I have noticed, and thank you and thanks to the other moderators who keep it that way. Merry Christmas!
12-07-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,331
Posted By pdlamb

I was going to say a 2, but I didn't post this...

I was going to say a 2, but I didn't post this question. So that makes me about a 9. Then I responded, so that takes me down to a 1.
12-04-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By pdlamb

Just thinking here. You'll want something to...

Just thinking here.

You'll want something to provide warmth, and something to provide a wind block. Warmth is easy, the warmest wool socks you can find. The wind block is a bit trickier. A...
12-04-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By pdlamb

Which I blithely ignore and get another 25-50%...

Which I blithely ignore and get another 25-50% tire life before I see threads or start getting too many flats.
12-04-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,374
Posted By pdlamb

To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a...

To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

You could probably rig up some way to measure a single link with a digital something or other, but using 12 links or12" magnifies the wear...
12-02-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,692
Posted By pdlamb

When I ride in the quasi-tropical heat of a...

When I ride in the quasi-tropical heat of a summer day, I can easily sweat 2 quarts (liters) per hour. Without replenishing salt and water, I'd be down a gallon and a half after three hours' ride.
...
11-24-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,008
Posted By pdlamb

It's just possible that a more expensive bike...

It's just possible that a more expensive bike will be more fun, and get ridden much more, and therefore burn many more calories.

However! I'm going to plug buying from your local bike shop (LBS)....
11-23-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By pdlamb

Low-tech solution: put a cheap wired...

Low-tech solution: put a cheap wired cyclecomputer on each bike.
11-20-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,309
Posted By pdlamb

Try an experiment. Sitting on the edge of your...

Try an experiment. Sitting on the edge of your seat, lift a leg, pull it up toward your torso and then extend it as though you were pedaling. Watch your foot as you do this. If your foot stays...
11-19-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,309
Posted By pdlamb

1. Clipless pedals and shoes. They make a huge...

1. Clipless pedals and shoes. They make a huge difference in riding, IMHO. Suck it up and get a good pair of shoes and a good set of pedals.

2. Speed and cadence sensor -- something like the...
11-18-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By pdlamb

At the risk of sounding like Cassandra, are you...

At the risk of sounding like Cassandra, are you sure you've got cause and effect straight? Could you have something causing anemia which is draining the folate from your system?
11-18-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,244
Posted By pdlamb

You'd think I would have noticed the square taper...

You'd think I would have noticed the square taper wear and play in more than 60,000 miles, but I haven't.
11-16-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,514
Posted By pdlamb

This reminds me of the old quote about experience...

This reminds me of the old quote about experience (maybe from Peanuts?). Adapted for this situation, it would go something like:

You need experience using a power washer to wash your bike safely...
11-13-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,121
Posted By pdlamb

Where's he going to get the flat tire on his...

Where's he going to get the flat tire on his expensive bike fixed? Walmart??
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By pdlamb

But but but... Aren't three anecdotes...

But but but...

Aren't three anecdotes equivalent to five data points??

:)
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,381
Posted By pdlamb

It's OK, they'll get recycled.

It's OK, they'll get recycled.
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,984
Posted By pdlamb

I suspect the 34 would be a little bit small for...

I suspect the 34 would be a little bit small for my comfort, but only a little bit, for loaded touring. I've got big rings on the order of 44-48, but those see a lot more use unloaded (joyriding).
...
11-06-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,463
Posted By pdlamb

Perhaps I should note that it rains, on average,...

Perhaps I should note that it rains, on average, one out of every three days where I (used to) commute daily, with an average annual rainfall of about 50". With that as a background, wax came off...
11-06-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By pdlamb

I think the optimum is to ride as fast as you can...

I think the optimum is to ride as fast as you can without sweating. (Much.)
Forum: Commuting
11-06-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,626
Posted By pdlamb

Hmm. I think of 45F as spring or fall...

Hmm. I think of 45F as spring or fall temperatures rather than winter.

Also, what's the rain rate (inches per hour) you've ridden through?
11-06-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,603
Posted By pdlamb

Like the ball bearing example, you don't want to...

Like the ball bearing example, you don't want to mix sizes up. Sounds like misplacing half of the link started you down this rat hole.

FWIW, I've been using master links for a while and never...
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