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05-13-11, 12:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,223
Posted By womble

I don't find Brooks better than any other...

I don't find Brooks better than any other well-fitted saddle.

I commuted on a B-17 Narrow for a year. It felt a little hard but was okay. It didn't break in at all over that time though.

On...
04-04-11, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By womble

Sounds like cycletouring with occasional MTB...

Sounds like cycletouring with occasional MTB thrown it.

Just take your MTB and set it up either with panniers or a Bob trailer. The trailer gets you around the issue of panniers on a suspension...
03-24-11, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By womble

"Bike friendly" isn't such an issue in Japan...

"Bike friendly" isn't such an issue in Japan (based at least on my observations in Tokyo and Osaka). Whilst I don't recall seeing dedicated cycle lanes in either city, most cycle commuters tend to...
02-16-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,323
Posted By womble

Of the two pedal options you initally mentioned,...

Of the two pedal options you initally mentioned, I think that neither are good.

I was an early adopter of the Look pedals, and could never get them to work properly despite trying different shim...
01-24-11, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By womble

My main gripe with Camelbaks is that they don't...

My main gripe with Camelbaks is that they don't carry load well when filled to capacity- the back goes convex and the pack turns into a log that flops around on the back. Have the 2011 packs gone...
11-15-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,583
Posted By womble

The reason for the dollar in this this the legal...

The reason for the dollar in this this the legal concept "consideration". Without consideration from both parties, a common law contract is not valid. In the case of the building, a dollar is...
11-05-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By womble

I found that Sealskinz under water resistant...

I found that Sealskinz under water resistant softshell trousers were great for keeping my feet dry during wet, winter London commutes.
11-05-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 33,570
Posted By womble

In the 90% humidity conditions that I ride in for...

In the 90% humidity conditions that I ride in for most the year, shirtless is definitely cooler as a wicking shirt does squat. Pity it looks so bloody stupid though.

Way to necropost ;)
11-05-10, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By womble

I'm not sold on the Pro 2 rears. I know two...

I'm not sold on the Pro 2 rears. I know two riders who've stripped the pawls under pretty sedate riding conditions (not huge amounts of power, good weather riding). This can probably happen with...
11-03-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By womble

Are you talking front or rear hubs? For $90,...

Are you talking front or rear hubs? For $90, that seems to be front. Are you looking at straight pull or traditional?


Pros are good for fronts- they're very versatile and can change between QR...
10-16-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,735
Posted By womble

Spin class is as hard as you make it, as you...

Spin class is as hard as you make it, as you control resistance. Some people kill themselves with effort, and some people breeze through on what must be really light settings. Though at the easy...
09-24-10, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,155
Posted By womble

Shorts with minimal padding

As the title says, can anyone recommend a brand/model of shorts with minimal padding?

Most bike shorts I've seen either have a cheap, basically cut chamois, or an expensive 3D moulded affair,...
09-10-10, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,579
Posted By womble

Pedals: Time ATACs. Incredibly reliable, good...

Pedals: Time ATACs. Incredibly reliable, good engage/disengage, great mud performance. Tried Crank Bros (Eggbeaters) for the last couple of months and don't like the mushy engagement or their...
09-02-10, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By womble

Absolutely no idea in the world where Belmont is,...

Absolutely no idea in the world where Belmont is, but FWIW I used to run run T&Cs on my old hardtail.

They were okay for town communting on paved roads. For anything resembling real dirt they...
04-06-10, 03:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By womble

If all you want to do is carry water and a tube,...

If all you want to do is carry water and a tube, it really doesn't matter what small pack you get. I've found the Camelbak branded bladders to have good flow and a simple bite valve, so I'd suggest...
04-02-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,599
Posted By womble

Is the high jerk ratio a roadie thing? The view...

Is the high jerk ratio a roadie thing? The view in the mountain biking world is certainly along these lines. I've never had trouble mountain biking or commuting- people are usually quite friendly...
Forum: Touring
01-15-10, 04:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,270
Posted By womble

If your touring involves a lot of vehicular...

If your touring involves a lot of vehicular transport, then I'd be worried about carbon damage during that transport than of too much weight on the fork. The rare occasion that I've toured, my bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-08, 04:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,087
Posted By womble

An oldish thread, but anyways... I found a...

An oldish thread, but anyways...

I found a cracked Thomson Elite faceplate on a friend's bike once. The guy trained as a metalluragist, so I doubt he went crazy with the torque. I'm also of the...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By womble

I've used eVent clothing. While it's miles ahead...

I've used eVent clothing. While it's miles ahead of Goretex, it still needs pit zips for anything approaching aerobic exertion. I've read that the real reason for lack of zips is that the fabrics...
09-22-08, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,900
Posted By womble

09-14-08, 04:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,655
Posted By womble

Online stores pay for cheap warehouse space, few...

Online stores pay for cheap warehouse space, few employees over a vast amount of inventory, minimal decoration costs. Bricks 'n mortar shops are in expensive prime retail locations, have a higher...
09-02-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,280
Posted By womble

Titanium, no paint, no decals, no headbadge. ...

Titanium, no paint, no decals, no headbadge.

Otherwise, anodized black- durable, easy to clean and understated.
08-31-08, 04:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By womble

Get these things. They are designed to hold...

Get these things. They are designed to hold headphones, but if you just use them as-is then they just block out the wind instead.

http://www.slipstreamz.com/
08-25-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By womble

15 years ago?!? Why do you even care?

15 years ago?!? Why do you even care?
08-22-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,707
Posted By womble

He made himself look dumb every time he...

He made himself look dumb every time he needlessly insulted someone without contributing knowledge to a thread. Which seemed to be about ever time he posted.
08-21-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By womble

If you have been agonising over this for months,...

If you have been agonising over this for months, just get a beater from a thrift store and ride that until you decide on something else.
08-21-08, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By womble

What do you mean by "Indian" and "Chinese" bikes?...

What do you mean by "Indian" and "Chinese" bikes? Do you mean the basic workhorse bikes ridden by poor people in those countries (e.g. "Hero" bikes in India and "Flying Pigeons" in China)? If so,...
08-19-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By womble

I certainly don't expect 'killer deals' from...

I certainly don't expect 'killer deals' from either of my local stores, just like I don't expect the occasional free meal at my local restaurants. I suspect these 'killer deals' you hear about are...
08-19-08, 05:34 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,605
Posted By womble

Maybe the last time someone waved, a rider fell...

Maybe the last time someone waved, a rider fell and took down the entire pack?
08-12-08, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By womble

Hey, your wheels are only, what, three weeks old?...

Hey, your wheels are only, what, three weeks old? It's a bit early yet to be thinking of splashing out on a new set already.

Keep the current wheels. Either take them in to the shop on a quiet...
08-11-08, 04:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By womble

<shakes head in utter disbelief> Those guys...

<shakes head in utter disbelief>

Those guys riding along the scull teams are coaches and officials overseeing the event.
08-11-08, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By womble

If by "it takes a while" you mean 5-10 minutes,...

If by "it takes a while" you mean 5-10 minutes, then you are entirely correct.

A friend taught me how to true a wheel in 5 minutes about ten years ago. And he'd taught himself from reading...
08-10-08, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,141
Posted By womble

And thus functionality triumphs over style. The...

And thus functionality triumphs over style. The idea with the Citi is that it doesn't have sharp bits all over it that can catch and wrench your neck during a fall or just get ripped off your head. ...
08-09-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By womble

Uh, no, cyclists in Beijing became the minority...

Uh, no, cyclists in Beijing became the minority at least several years ago. I've been there. Please, stop basing your cast-iron views of the world on outdated Discovery Channel specials. Continue,...
08-08-08, 02:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By womble

My body clock prefers mid afternoon. The climate...

My body clock prefers mid afternoon. The climate dictates early morning.
Forum: Foo
08-08-08, 02:06 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,825
Posted By womble

Those are ostensibly for emergency workers- if...

Those are ostensibly for emergency workers- if the car is in a wreck, they know to look for a baby, which would be otherwise easy to overlook.

And the Simpsons episode makes up for it anyway :D
08-08-08, 01:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By womble

So, again, have you actually seen much cycling...

So, again, have you actually seen much cycling outside of the US? Your website displays a passion for riding, but it all seems to be extremely concentrated on the West Coast of the US. A nice area...
08-07-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,353
Posted By womble

Fatigo, most people can see very good reasons not...

Fatigo, most people can see very good reasons not to use CNC for this part, but if you're convinced it's for you, give these guys a call and they can probably sort you out for a price:...
08-07-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By womble

You cannot be serious. The 'world' cycling...

You cannot be serious. The 'world' cycling scene? Have you actually seen much of, say, sub-Sarharan Africa, SE Asia or South America? I've cycled in these places, and can say that in large chunks...
08-07-08, 01:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,353
Posted By womble

CNC'ing a part that is subject to repeated...

CNC'ing a part that is subject to repeated flexing just doesn't make much sense. Better to use a technique that is fast and ensures an even, strong product than a technique that comparatively slow...
08-07-08, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By womble

Trek and Specialized don't make most of the bike....

Trek and Specialized don't make most of the bike. They make the frame, and maybe other minor parts like the saddle. The rest of the bike (the vast majority in terms of weight) is made by other...
08-05-08, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By womble

By "society at large", I take it that you're...

By "society at large", I take it that you're referring specifically to the centre of the universe (i.e. the US or even California)?
07-31-08, 07:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,547
Posted By womble

Would rear suss really protect a rear hub? Think...

Would rear suss really protect a rear hub? Think about it this way- the entire wheel is still jarred around regardless of suspension. The wheel travels in exactly the same line as would a wheel on...
07-31-08, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By womble

You've got to be careful with those breaks. ...

You've got to be careful with those breaks. Otherwise, they'll brake, and you certainly wouldn't want your breaks to be braking on you before you've even had the chance to brake them in.
07-31-08, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,540
Posted By womble

I've had good results with a repeated combination...

I've had good results with a repeated combination of Coke, vinegar, lemon, baking soda. Seriously. The baking soda was a separate wash, obviously.
07-29-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,292
Posted By womble

Ah, that's hillarious :lol: As someone who lived...

Ah, that's hillarious :lol: As someone who lived in the UK (it was originally a UK brand) for years, it's certainly not pronounced "rah-lee"!
07-29-08, 02:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,729
Posted By womble

They owe you nothing. Legally, and I'd venture...

They owe you nothing. Legally, and I'd venture to say even ethically.

If you think that this one, single example gives LBSes in general a bad name, then that's more a reflection on a 'victim'...
07-29-08, 02:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,696
Posted By womble

Thoughts? The one that springs first to mind is...

Thoughts? The one that springs first to mind is "anyone want to flog a dead horse?"
07-29-08, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By womble

AFAIK, dyneema is basically a very slippery...

AFAIK, dyneema is basically a very slippery fabric (at least, that's what it is in my backpack and in my climbing gear. They make sails and cords out of it). You can't make things like chainrings...
07-21-08, 06:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By womble

That's kind of funny. I can just as easily...

That's kind of funny. I can just as easily imagine the flip side of this argument- if someone makes enough to buy an 8 grand bike, they can just as easily pay someone else to take care of all the...
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