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05-10-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Phoenix800

If you have a 2x front, Sram AXS won't let you...

If you have a 2x front, Sram AXS won't let you put the front on the small chainring and the rear on the smallest sprocket. It will only go to the second smallest sprocket on the rear. It won't allow...
03-26-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By Phoenix800

That's a common misconconception. Both cars and...

That's a common misconconception. Both cars and aircraft protect their occupants and they are not grounded.

To UKbikerinPH - you might try eevblog for a serious answer. There are many electrical...
03-26-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By Phoenix800

I'm glad someone brought this up. I actually have...

I'm glad someone brought this up. I actually have DI2 on my bug-out bike. I'm a prepper.

The trick is to wrap all of the components in stainless steel foil. You need a Faraday cage around the...
Forum: Touring
03-14-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Phoenix800

It's tough to say. I'm not familiar with that...

It's tough to say. I'm not familiar with that trailer. Nevertheless, there are some hints. It uses spherical rod ends at the pivot points, that's pretty nice. The round steel pin with the ball in it...
03-14-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Phoenix800

What's numb? Do you mean the skin? Do you mean a...

What's numb? Do you mean the skin? Do you mean a funny bone feeling?

I've had my left clavicle 'fixed' twice. First time I broke it moutain biking, shattered it falling on a rock. The skin near...
11-30-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,921
Posted By Phoenix800

I got whacked by a car a few years ago. Driver...

I got whacked by a car a few years ago. Driver was obviously fully at fault. My injuries took me to the emergency room twice and to the hospital for surgery. It was about eight weeks before I got on...
Forum: Northeast
09-09-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Phoenix800

From downtown Stowe, follow Rt 108 through...

From downtown Stowe, follow Rt 108 through Smuggler's notch. There's a 1600' seven mile climb and it's absolutely spectacular. My Gamin showed a 22% grade on one of the swichbacks. Continue down the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Phoenix800

I ride Force AXS with a 48/35. I did some...

I ride Force AXS with a 48/35. I did some maintenance once and inadverantly changed the angle between the chainrings. The front wouldn't shift at all. The chainrings have ramps and pins to catch the...
05-17-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,592
Posted By Phoenix800

I recommend you search for Safe Mercury Amalgam...

I recommend you search for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). It may sound like overkill but I've been dealing with mercury poisoning for years, it's not fun, be safe. Mercury is nasty...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By Phoenix800

For $1500 you could get a new aluminum frame...

For $1500 you could get a new aluminum frame Shimano 105 spec'd bike if someone had one in stock. Or you could get the new, old stock Tarmac Pro. As for the 23mm tires, I rode them for decades and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,960
Posted By Phoenix800

When I got my bike the first thing I did was bed...

When I got my bike the first thing I did was bed the brakes per SRAM's procedure. They are quiet.
SRAM specifies DOT 4 or 5.1 brake fluid which is used in millions of cars. It seems to work pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,960
Posted By Phoenix800

I rode Di2 for a couple of weeks and never had...

I rode Di2 for a couple of weeks and never had the groups side by side for comparison. Any performance comparison I could make would be based on memory, so I won't do that. I've made no efforts to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,960
Posted By Phoenix800

I've been riding SRAM Force eTap AXS, 24sp this...

I've been riding SRAM Force eTap AXS, 24sp this year and have about 3000 mile on it. I have the power meter crankset with 35-48T and the 10-28 cassette.
I concur with flx100 on the Pros.
On the...
07-29-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,427
Posted By Phoenix800

Consider: It’s been two and a half years...

Consider:

It’s been two and a half years since the driver of a car coming from the opposite direction turned left into you as you were riding through an intersection.

You have $400K in medical...
06-16-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By Phoenix800

Get a bucket. Fill it with muriatic...

Get a bucket. Fill it with muriatic (hydrochloric) acid up to about two inches deep. Carefully place the steerer tube end of the fork in the acid. Then - RUN AWAY!!!

The muriatic acid will...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-20, 05:46 PM
03-17-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,731
Posted By Phoenix800

Hypno Toad, I'm glad you made it back and...

Hypno Toad,

I'm glad you made it back and hope you don't get sick. It sounds like you had a great trip! We are pretty bummed about not going but employer policy now requires two weeks of isolation...
03-17-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,731
Posted By Phoenix800

Hypno Toad - Thanks for the video! That looks...

Hypno Toad - Thanks for the video! That looks like an awesome ride. There's a lot more debris on the road and it's more washed out than it was when I hiked. I'm not surprised. I wouldn't have ridden...
03-11-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,731
Posted By Phoenix800

Hypno Toad - I just saw your posting today. I...

Hypno Toad - I just saw your posting today. I hiked some of Pupukea Road about five years ago. Starting at Foodland, the first couple of miles is paved steep uphill, residential, and takes you to a...
Forum: Northeast
02-21-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Phoenix800

Thanks billnuke1, I'll give it a shot!

Thanks billnuke1, I'll give it a shot!
Forum: Northeast
02-20-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Phoenix800

Is the Cape Cod Rail Trail clear of snow?

Can anyone tell me if the Cape Cod Rail Trail is clear of snow? I'm thinking of heading down this weekend for a ride. FWIW there's 2' of snow in my yard up in NH.

Thanks!
02-05-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,744
Posted By Phoenix800

The industrial shop towel suppliers clean them...

The industrial shop towel suppliers clean them using lye (sodium hydroxide) which is often available at hardware stores or on eBay. Soak the shop towels in lye and water in a plastic tote for a few...
01-26-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,592
Posted By Phoenix800

I spent probably forty years with sinus...

I spent probably forty years with sinus congestion. I simply could not breathe through my nose. I had septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery twice in attempt to get some air to pass and breathe...
01-23-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,417
Posted By Phoenix800

It seems to me that Giant spends a lot less money...

It seems to me that Giant spends a lot less money on marketing than Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, Bianchi, etc. This keeps their cost down. I very rarely see advertisements for Giant. I remember...
01-20-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By Phoenix800

The first nice bike I bought was a 1981...

The first nice bike I bought was a 1981 Motobecane Jubilee Sport. I was just starting high school and it was and amazing improvement over the department store bikes I was used to. I wish I still had...
01-20-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,719
Posted By Phoenix800

My main problem is road salt. After each ride I...

My main problem is road salt. After each ride I rinse it off using my wife's watering can from her flower garden. I fill it up with warm water and then shower the bike with it. My bike then gets...
01-17-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,133
Posted By Phoenix800

I suffered with plantar fasciitis for about five...

I suffered with plantar fasciitis for about five years. I tried the night time boot, stair stretch, golf ball, frozen water bottle, etc. Nothing helped. I gave up hiking. I couldn't stand up at work....
12-28-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,626
Posted By Phoenix800

Find you local metals supplier and ask them to...

Find you local metals supplier and ask them to quote a piece of A-36 steel 3/8" inches thick plasma cut to 24" x 24"

They will cut it to size and charge you by the pound plus a cutting charge. It...
12-27-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By Phoenix800

Congratulations on your clavicle recovery! I wish...

Congratulations on your clavicle recovery! I wish you the best in regaining your speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,118
Posted By Phoenix800

I went with a group of locals to ride the French...

I went with a group of locals to ride the French Alps for a week. We rented bikes and they were equipped with Ultegra Di2. I was completely happy with my bike at home, a ten year old Tarmac, which...
11-15-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,756
Posted By Phoenix800

I'm a long time lurker and recently struggled...

I'm a long time lurker and recently struggled with a very similar decision. I've been riding Specialized bikes since the 90's. My previous road bike was a 2009 Tarmac S-Works.

I purchased the 2020...
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