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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,387
Posted By u235

People ride a lot on other than dry smooth...

People ride a lot on other than dry smooth pavement. Some ride 1000's of miles a year in gravel, dust, and and dirt with or without moisture or water and mud. You are not telling them something they...
06-20-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,147
Posted By u235

The responses in this thread is the irony of the...

The responses in this thread is the irony of the topic. If you want to project your will on others for "their benefit", don't be surprised if you get an occasional ***-off response. You may get a...
06-19-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By u235

I did. The back was worse.

I did. The back was worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,387
Posted By u235

Most accidents are within 5 miles of your home. I...

Most accidents are within 5 miles of your home. I go 5 miles away then start to avoid that additional risk.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,387
Posted By u235

I am always in dust, dirt, mud and water. That's...

I am always in dust, dirt, mud and water. That's what I bought the bike for, part of riding. It's a tool. Maybe my rear der lasts 15k miles instead of forever or I change a chain every 2-4k? Worth...
06-18-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By u235

I ended up doing the same, used a longer rubber...

I ended up doing the same, used a longer rubber strap from something else and it sits a little funny but so far so good.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,187
Posted By u235

What was that link supposed to show related to...

What was that link supposed to show related to losing a ride or comparing to the Garmin? I searched that for "lost a ride" There were 4 hits, all of which started with "I have never". I'm sure I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,387
Posted By u235

Zero problems riding in the rain, not even a...

Zero problems riding in the rain, not even a factor in my decision to ride if it's above maybe 65F. I enjoy it at times compared to maybe 95F and 90% humidity. Thunderstorms I may or not go but they...
06-15-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,868
Posted By u235

You mentioned tape. ...

You mentioned tape.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MUDQQ0H
A little more $$ but works great. It is thinner than the 3M tape but far more flexible for using on bends. Lasts years.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,187
Posted By u235

Same here. Probably 6K miles and 150+ rides so...

Same here. Probably 6K miles and 150+ rides so far with it, pouring rain, mud covering the screen, sweat on it, summer heat in the sun, freezing temps, on and off road etc. Done 10+ hour rides and...
06-15-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,137
Posted By u235

Rice Krispy treats. Depends on the ride, I do my...

Rice Krispy treats. Depends on the ride, I do my normal 40-45 mile rides with no thought or plan at random and only grab water on my way out the door. Longer rides I eat something in a wrapper at...
06-15-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By u235

As you exercise your core temperature goes up,...

As you exercise your core temperature goes up, your body reacts and increases blood flow to your skin and in effect reduces the amount to your muscles. To keep the same flow to your working muscles...
06-15-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,809
Posted By u235

It's not an analogy, it's a real world argument...

It's not an analogy, it's a real world argument that a non powered bike gets too. I'm not for a 24 mph anything on a MUP with people walking. You'd have a hard time convincing people getting hit by...
06-14-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,809
Posted By u235

I rode by someone on a MUP about 10mph faster...

I rode by someone on a MUP about 10mph faster than they were walking. Then went back on the correct side and passed another walker coming the other way. All seemed completely safe and within the...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,010
Posted By u235

+2 for Dollar General. That is my go to store on...

+2 for Dollar General. That is my go to store on trips. Has just about everything I could need, the small towns Walmart and does not have the price markup of convenience store/gas stations.
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,010
Posted By u235

usenet, rec.bicycles.rides or any of the...

usenet, rec.bicycles.rides or any of the rec.bicycle.* groups. Still there in some different form via google groups.
Same discussions and content today as then but with emoji and embedded picture...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,010
Posted By u235

You won't need a lock until your bike is about to...

You won't need a lock until your bike is about to be stolen. Even then, the lock may only add 10-60 additional seconds to it not being stolen. When I have my handlebar bag, it has my "valuables" in...
06-13-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By u235

Follow-up. The one I did earlier with the Scotch...

Follow-up. The one I did earlier with the Scotch tape gave out, even before using it on the bike. I started over and sealed up those random holes with a gel based super glue (Loctite version)....
06-13-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By u235

Spoke hole leaks could be the valve but could...

Spoke hole leaks could be the valve but could also be anywhere else too. When the air leaks by the tape the spoke holes or around the valve is where it exits. Sealant may eventually get it but...
06-12-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,486
Posted By u235

I can find comfort on my very rigid AL bike on...

I can find comfort on my very rigid AL bike on miles and days of various gravel and terrain even with racks and bags with the right tire. The wrong tire setup can be brutal on the same bike. We are...
06-12-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,486
Posted By u235

How far and time wise are you riding this bike...

How far and time wise are you riding this bike compared to your old one? The longer the ride and the more you are lugging around might be a factor along with possibly some fit or dimension...
06-10-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By u235

Just this weekend I used a piece of an old 26in...

Just this weekend I used a piece of an old 26in inner tube over transmission cooler lines I installed on my car. Worked great for some basic protection and looks legit.

I bet a few of my bikes...
06-10-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By u235

LOL, where do I NOT use them..

LOL, where do I NOT use them..
06-10-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By u235

Totally confused on what you did there..

Totally confused on what you did there..
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By u235

"Bike porn" pics here are cool but not that kind...

"Bike porn" pics here are cool but not that kind :)
06-08-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By u235

Wahoo speed sensor won't fit

I have new wheels, the hub center section is too narrow and too fat to fit the Wahoo speed sensor. They are straight pull with a larger ends. Any alternatives BT or ant+ or a way to mount it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By u235

It depends. What might work for you might be the...

It depends. What might work for you might be the exact opposite result for someone else. For example, I went a totally different direction to reduce my sores. Stopped wearing padded bike shorts and...
06-07-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By u235

I mark my tires and tubes with a sharpie, a gold...

I mark my tires and tubes with a sharpie, a gold color one seems to work best. The specific markings I use are not the point as long as you are consistent. On the left side of the tire I put a F or R...
06-04-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,868
Posted By u235

Something that takes AAA? I have a few different...

Something that takes AAA? I have a few different models and they last a minimum of 50 hours with NiMH batteries.

I have a requirement for an integrated clip and AAA and have been using these for a...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By u235

And same with your own PRs. I ride a lot of the...

And same with your own PRs. I ride a lot of the same routes and I've done many segments 200+ times. If I get a PR or even a top 3 the wind was blowing at least 35+ mph or I am being chased by some...
05-31-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,453
Posted By u235

Just as much info out there says that if a...

Just as much info out there says that if a shielded or sealed bearing is suspect or needs grease you can and others say no way. I've cleaned and regreased shielded bearings. I've deduced that it...
05-31-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By u235

1) Make sure the wheel is centered and tight in...

1) Make sure the wheel is centered and tight in the fork/dropouts. Make sure the pads are not completely worn out.
2) Recenter/reset the brake calipers as mentioned above by loosening the two...
05-31-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By u235

Not all 7 speed are cassette, a lot are...

Not all 7 speed are cassette, a lot are freewheels and not directly compatible with 8-10 cassettes. You said old tech so it sounds like you do know exactly what you need, just mentioning in case.
05-31-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,346
Posted By u235

Wear whatever you want to wear based on your...

Wear whatever you want to wear based on your experience. Clothes while biking is part of the equipment and setup. Some people need or desire X while others Y. I used to wear bike shorts with a...
05-30-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By u235

My parts get total coverage in dirt and grit on...

My parts get total coverage in dirt and grit on most of my rides that involve any off road. There is no way there wasn't already dirt everywhere anyway. That ship sailed. I am not picking out...
05-30-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By u235

Great, I have both and I'll give it a go.

Great, I have both and I'll give it a go.
05-30-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By u235

Yes, clean and lube my RD before most rides. I...

Yes, clean and lube my RD before most rides. I scrub/wash it and spray either teflon or silicone with teflon all over the der and wipe it off (in theory neither of those leave a sticky grease behind)...
05-30-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By u235

Dirt and rear derailleur getting slow

After an hour or so in heavy dirt, grit, rain, mud, heavy gravel dust... my rear derailleur starts getting a little slow and I have to start double shifting to get a gear change, like 2 up and it...
05-29-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,860
Posted By u235

The Hutchinson Overide is a 38c, typo on my part....

The Hutchinson Overide is a 38c, typo on my part. It actually measures 40 on my 23mm ID wheels and that was what I was thinking. The SpeedRide is from Continental. It is not tubeless capable but...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,203
Posted By u235

I have an antenna. Mounted about 30 feet off the...

I have an antenna. Mounted about 30 feet off the ground on my chimney with a preamp. Then a splitter to 4 TVs. I pick up about 50-60 stations although a lot are duplicates and some I'll never watch....
05-29-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,860
Posted By u235

I don't see that being that bad. It's no rail...

I don't see that being that bad. It's no rail trail crushed but still medium/random sized gravel 30-40% coverage spread over a fine hard base that looks relatively compact. No potholes, washout,...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,693
Posted By u235

It doesn't matter, whatever works. I flipped mine...

It doesn't matter, whatever works. I flipped mine to the inside for additional clearance and even have the hook piece facing the inside. I am not using the QR though. My bags bottom hook can still...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,274
Posted By u235

I think I replied in this thread a while ago but...

I think I replied in this thread a while ago but it is still going :)


I used flats for decades and switched to clipless a few years ago on my gravel/road bike. In my opinion, efficiency,...
05-27-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,565
Posted By u235

Ironically I am using my remaining white socks...

Ironically I am using my remaining white socks for cleaning my chain.
05-26-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By u235

I used a 28 in my 42 for months with no problem. ...

I used a 28 in my 42 for months with no problem. I'm sure there are stories of yes and no for various reasons.
05-26-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By u235

That's what I do, adds about 1 minute with a 5mm...

That's what I do, adds about 1 minute with a 5mm wrench to the wheel swap process and works every time. I also have a bigger ring on one of my wheels sets so I end up tweaking my B screw a little...
Forum: Touring
05-26-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,674
Posted By u235

The gas station in the center of town has a...

The gas station in the center of town has a decent small restaurant, Mitch's? Had breakfast there. Ate dinner at Lucky Dog right at the trail.
Forum: Touring
05-26-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,674
Posted By u235

Just last weekend it was PACKED (5/19). I went...

Just last weekend it was PACKED (5/19). I went with a friend to drop of his car there. He was riding along with me on day 1 of my trip as far as Ohiopyle and driving back home from there. We had to...
Forum: Touring
05-26-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,674
Posted By u235

I've done the GAP + C&O a few times (just did it...

I've done the GAP + C&O a few times (just did it this week). I've gone both ways. I prefer towards Pittsburgh. If you are only doing the GAP and starting fresh in Cumberland, you climb for 1/2 the...
05-26-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,565
Posted By u235

Does not answer the original question but my...

Does not answer the original question but my thoughts exactly.
If the OP is really concerned, search Google. You'll get results from far more than just bikers. A simple search and reading the...
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