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08-15-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By philbob57

No - it's uncanny. Drivers avoided the flag as if...

No - it's uncanny. Drivers avoided the flag as if it were a diamond cutter attached to a thick, rigid steel arm. I agree that a reflective triangle is all that's needed, as long as it sticks out...
08-14-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By philbob57

35 years ago someone marketed a flag that...

35 years ago someone marketed a flag that attached to the seat stay and stuck out horizontally about 18". I bought something similar 6 or 7 years ago, but it didn't last. Neither flag could damage a...
08-14-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By philbob57

The thick shim that came with my Edge 820 wasn't...

The thick shim that came with my Edge 820 wasn't thick enough for my bars. After a bit fof experimentation, I found that 2 (or1? 3?) layers of cotton tape under the thick shim was enough to provide...
08-14-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By philbob57

Pinned flat pedals with non-clip pedals? I never...

Pinned flat pedals with non-clip pedals? I never can predict when my left knee will hurt. The cure for me is to move my foot around until the knee doesn't hurt. Pinned flats allow me to do that, and...
08-13-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By philbob57

I used to do fine with a leather seat when I was...

I used to do fine with a leather seat when I was younger (40 years ago), so I ordered a Brooks Imperial 6 years ago with high confidence that it would work for me. I found the cutout of too small....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,059
Views: 878,202
Posted By philbob57

Bike Tires Direct has factory refurbed Garmin...

Bike Tires Direct has factory refurbed Garmin Edge 820s with 1 year Garmin warranties on sale for $150 today, 8/13/22.

I bought one a month ago for $190, and I'm happy with it. It's not perfect,...
08-13-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,370
Posted By philbob57

A few of us are concerned about the stem. If it's...

A few of us are concerned about the stem. If it's not a Technomic, it looks like you haven't got enough of the stem inserted into the head tube. If so, at best that's not good for the head tube. At...
08-13-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,281
Posted By philbob57

Given that you started this thread asking what...

Given that you started this thread asking what the comparison was (which implies you thought there was a valid comparison), and given the explanation in post #88, how did you arrive at that...
08-09-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26,356
Views: 2,844,820
Posted By philbob57

13 or so miles with son and grandson, whom we see...

13 or so miles with son and grandson, whom we see twice a year. Sunny, windy, cool, miles ... doesn't matter. I got to ride with son and grandson.:)
08-09-22, 03:28 PM
08-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By philbob57

Per Sheldon: 'The older British and Italian...

Per Sheldon: 'The older British and Italian standards use the same thread pitch but a very slightly different thread diameter, and are generally interchangeable. However, for strong riders and on...
08-07-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 979
Posted By philbob57

I was on a budget and used CR18s. I continue to...

I was on a budget and used CR18s. I continue to use the 700c x 28 (nominal) tires I've used since 1972. My previous rims were Rigida 1320. I wish I had used M13-IIs. YMMV.

The CR18s stay the way...
08-03-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By philbob57

Tim, It looks to me as if you think riding a road...

Tim, It looks to me as if you think riding a road bike set up as a TT bike (probably with his saddle too high) is the way - perhaps the only way - to become thin. Biking has definitely helped me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By philbob57

not weird at all with steel rims.

not weird at all with steel rims.
07-31-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,509
Posted By philbob57

314 miles in July, the most July miles this...

314 miles in July, the most July miles this century. My goal was 300, IIRC. I'm now at 801 miles for the year, the most YTD miles this century. Given the lousy weather around here (IMO) from...
07-28-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By philbob57

I've happily used Suntour Vx and Gen 1 Cyclone to...

I've happily used Suntour Vx and Gen 1 Cyclone to shift 45/42/28. Have you considered a used Suntour FD from an auction or classified ad site?
07-25-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26,356
Views: 2,844,820
Posted By philbob57

About 32 miles, sunny, mid 70s, wind 5-10 MPH....

About 32 miles, sunny, mid 70s, wind 5-10 MPH. Looking at more great weather over the last 6 days of July.
07-24-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,036
Posted By philbob57

To get usable responses, you need to be clear...

To get usable responses, you need to be clear about the problem. Sore sit bones may require a clothing, pad, or saddle solution.. Saddle sores almost definitely require a different solution. Have you...
07-23-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,434
Posted By philbob57

I think the clamp you have will give you a wider...

I think the clamp you have will give you a wider fore-aft adjustment range, than an integrated seatpost/clamp since your clamp can be reversed. Lots of people love the Brooks saddles, but it doesn't...
07-19-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,263
Posted By philbob57

Wow, bamboobike, I really did hit a nerve! I'm...

Wow, bamboobike, I really did hit a nerve! I'm sure you can imagine my initial response, which I'll spare everyone, since it violates BF guidelines.

For the record, according to the SSA, life...
07-19-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,263
Posted By philbob57

No sane person wants to go to court if it can be...

No sane person wants to go to court if it can be avoided, and court can be and is avoided in the vast majority of property losses. And a case that doesn't go to court cannot be governed by law....
07-19-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,263
Posted By philbob57

Are you arguing with the reason (to increase...

Are you arguing with the reason (to increase profits) or with the proposition that insurance companies work hard to minimize payouts? No matter what the reason for minimizing payments, the results...
07-18-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26,356
Views: 2,844,820
Posted By philbob57

40 miles, sunny, mid-high 80s, humid, light wind....

40 miles, sunny, mid-high 80s, humid, light wind. Bonked after a rest stop at 22 miles. I usually eat some pickles and olives before riding but for got to do it today. Rough time from, say 25-30...
07-17-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,263
Posted By philbob57

When it comes to insurance for a good bike, my...

When it comes to insurance for a good bike, my reco is never claim for a bike. Claim for a frame, claim for hubs/spokes/rim/tires/even tubes if you use them, claim for parts (from cable guides to...
07-17-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By philbob57

I thought I solved the reliability problem by...

I thought I solved the reliability problem by installing a Huret odometer. I solved the cadence/speed problem by memorizing my gears and a range of speed-cadence relationships and doing the...
07-17-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,215
Posted By philbob57

In the first place, I'd bet everything I own and...

In the first place, I'd bet everything I own and everything I can borrow that a large majority of members (and active members) of bikeforums.net did not grow up in Massachusetts and never ran across...
07-14-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By philbob57

Carpal tunnel syndrome? That would probably cause...

Carpal tunnel syndrome? That would probably cause numbness more than pain, but ...? Core strength? I have arthritis and had numbness cured by carpal tunnel releases. I also had pain due to excess...
07-11-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By philbob57

Thanks, all. I just didn't think of checking to...

Thanks, all. I just didn't think of checking to see if Sheldon had written about this. And since I have one bike, and since it has a Cyclotouriste crank, I'm unfamiliar with the mainstream.

My...
07-10-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26,356
Views: 2,844,820
Posted By philbob57

Crashed Monday, July 4, thanks to a guy who hung...

Crashed Monday, July 4, thanks to a guy who hung a U-turn just ahead of me after I announced 'on your left' - he had seen me; he didn't look back or signal before turning; nor did he stop his turn...
07-10-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,434
Posted By philbob57

Agreed. 19-20 mph is more than respectable....

Agreed. 19-20 mph is more than respectable. Congratulations.

I can't help wondering what your speed would be on the Super Sport.
07-10-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By philbob57

Sugino crank puller therading?

I have a Sugino crank puller that I got in 1981. It fit the SR crank that I bought at the same time. Is the Sugino puller likely to have 22.0 threads?

If not, am I right in thinking that a Shimano...
07-10-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,838
Posted By philbob57

'I thought you were going inside of me.' IOW, he...

'I thought you were going inside of me.' IOW, he said he thought I was passing on his right.

I was traveling West and signaled a right turn to go North. Some turtle's egg was riding East on the...
07-10-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By philbob57

Seat post, seat tube, saddle. Which doesn't fit?...

Seat post, seat tube, saddle. Which doesn't fit? That could be a question on the SAT or ACT test, for which the correct answer is 'saddle'. OTOH, if it's a question on a bike mechanic or salesperson...
07-02-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,710
Posted By philbob57

Special stem, too.

Special stem, too.
07-01-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,196
Posted By philbob57

Comcast offers the premium version of Peacock at...

Comcast offers the premium version of Peacock at no extra charge to their Internet-only customers. Initially I used their streaming box, but it turns out that's not necessary. Now I use Roku (better...
07-01-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By philbob57

It's a good idea to make sure the stem hasn't...

It's a good idea to make sure the stem hasn't been raised above the minimum insertion point.

At almost 5' 11" with proportionately short legs, you'll probably need a looong stem to get...
06-30-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By philbob57

Communist country? Is that supposed to scare us?...

Communist country? Is that supposed to scare us? Have you looked at labor relations, productivity, margins that come from doing business in China?

Outsourcing has risks. There are many assumptions...
06-30-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By philbob57

According to news reports, etc., employers are...

According to news reports, etc., employers are crying for more staff. Unemployment is low, wages are rising, but inflation is rising faster, for a number of reasons. People are working, but we're...
06-30-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,243
Posted By philbob57

blue-green. The poll needed 'other' as a choice.

blue-green. The poll needed 'other' as a choice.
06-29-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,144
Posted By philbob57

There are few absolutes in weight loss. One of...

There are few absolutes in weight loss. One of them is that a calorie deficit - calories in - calories out = a negative number) will almost definitely result in weight loss. If you add biking to your...
06-29-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,328
Posted By philbob57

261 miles, the most miles in June since I started...

261 miles, the most miles in June since I started riding again in 2013. After Spring with wet, cold, windy weather and very little riding, I'm 5 miles short of last year's YTD miles and 35 miles...
06-29-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26,356
Views: 2,844,820
Posted By philbob57

Occasionally I pass - going in opposite...

Occasionally I pass - going in opposite directions - or get passed by a couple on a tandem, and I get a flash of envy ... I wish my wife liked to pedal. In tandem looks like a great way to ride.
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Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By philbob57

I don't remember the original rims; IIRC they had...

I don't remember the original rims; IIRC they had red labels and were Italian, not French or English.

The problem with steel rims is that they stop VERY, VERY poorly/slowly when wet and even when...
06-27-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,880
Posted By philbob57

Xiaoman1/Ben, How do you build a valid bell curve...

Xiaoman1/Ben, How do you build a valid bell curve out of 3 sales in a year? (My guess is that you know the answer to that question....).

I can understand loving a grail bike, and beauty is in the...
06-25-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,001
Posted By philbob57

Voler and Boure do well for me, but I'm short and...

Voler and Boure do well for me, but I'm short and overweight. Since there are so many variations of bodies, why would you think you would not have to do a trial and error search?
06-25-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26,356
Views: 2,844,820
Posted By philbob57

32.4 miles yesterday, which is probably my...

32.4 miles yesterday, which is probably my longest ride in June since 1991. Beautiful day - sunny, mid-80s, negligible wind. On schedule to build up to 79 (age+1) KM in the last week of July, my...
06-25-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,223
Posted By philbob57

Best of luck with your recovery and with knee #2...

Best of luck with your recovery and with knee #2 and recovery from that. A good PT is worth their weight in gold.
Forum: Touring
06-25-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By philbob57

Bike Forums includes a 'Touring' forum. If you...

Bike Forums includes a 'Touring' forum. If you don't get the responses you're looking for ere, I suggest asking for help there.
06-22-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By philbob57

Have you considered a trainer for excessively...

Have you considered a trainer for excessively windy days? My wind trainer gave up the ghost last winter, and I got a fluid trainer. Fluid is much better; I even found it to be fun. You can get a...
06-22-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By philbob57

I'm drooling over those Ribo and SVB shoes. I...

I'm drooling over those Ribo and SVB shoes. I couldn't find anything like them when my last pair of touring shoes bit the dust in 2014 or so. I like my flat pedals and Five Ten Freeriders, but the...
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