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02-08-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,563
Posted By noisebeam

[/list] You touch on the reason why it is more...

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You touch on the reason why it is more courteous to ride center in a non sharable lane vs. in the far right. An approaching driver will know from a good distance back that they can not pass...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,574
Posted By noisebeam

Wow, My rear gp5k last ~3500 miles before the...

Wow, My rear gp5k last ~3500 miles before the rubber peels from the casing along the tread area before dimples are gone. I am 170+20 for the bike. I wonder if it is the heat.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By noisebeam

They are intended to offer better protection than...

They are intended to offer better protection than Gatorskin.

But if you fill them with concrete they won't run much worse and then you will be certain not to get a flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By noisebeam

I had a 4mm ~4" long Allen wrench taken. It was...

I had a 4mm ~4" long Allen wrench taken. It was accidentally wedged deep in a crack in my bottom of my fully packed bag and they kept having to run it though the x-ray to find it.
01-30-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,887
Posted By noisebeam

Barriers should not be used for the ~100'...

Barriers should not be used for the ~100' approach of any intersections or driveways. Separated/buffered lanes only make sense on longer stretches of intersection-less roadways. At intersection...
01-30-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,887
Posted By noisebeam

If you look at the article in the OP this has...

If you look at the article in the OP this has nothing to do with sharing lanes or the relative strength of a cyclist. The separated bike lane is already in place, what is at issue is placing these...
01-29-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,887
Posted By noisebeam

Barriers that a 4 wheel vehicle can drive over...

Barriers that a 4 wheel vehicle can drive over with hardly a bump, but would cause a cyclist to wreck are a bad idea. But thy sure make some cyclist feel comfy.
01-21-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,890
Posted By noisebeam

Like some freeways in Argentina (as seen from top...

Like some freeways in Argentina (as seen from top window of bus)

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/918x679/capture_feee_4ae5cf0162264dd57178ec548f4bbefd095ebebd.png
01-19-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,582
Posted By noisebeam

Have you checked how wide the 65 beam is on a...

Have you checked how wide the 65 beam is on a wall or similar? I found it to create a 10'+ diameter circle even 10' back - worse is the center part is much dimmer than SF regular or turbo. So wide it...
01-19-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,582
Posted By noisebeam

Note that while the 65 may have more lumens than...

Note that while the 65 may have more lumens than the Superflash Turbo it's beam pattern is ring shaped and super wide meaning most of the light does not direct toward any person behind the cyclist. ...
12-06-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,727
Posted By noisebeam

Designed well means they go to all the...

Designed well means they go to all the residential and businesses locations. I can ride all over, across, up and down and around and to/from various cities here on a network of hundreds of miles of...
11-22-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,440
Posted By noisebeam

I've been doing it for years. Not the greatest...

I've been doing it for years. Not the greatest example here, but...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAiWhTvr030
11-22-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,440
Posted By noisebeam

I say 'Hello' from a distance to give a bit of...

I say 'Hello' from a distance to give a bit of time for a reaction which is usually a look over one shoulder or the other a brief re-balancing and then a move to the side. As I approach I may have...
11-03-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By noisebeam

Reduced vehicle speed is one of the best...

Reduced vehicle speed is one of the best improvements for driver safety.
However 30kph is too low, even for cyclists. For residential area 40kph is sufficiently low.
10-26-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 831
Posted By noisebeam

I see this too ...

I see this too

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/385x339/capture_dd_b1d4813edd3bb64cafa81844c51a24992a601bfc.png...
10-23-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,475
Posted By noisebeam

There is no mode that is steady w/flash. I...

There is no mode that is steady w/flash.
I never said they were amazing. I have my fingers crossed as I had a cygo taillight fail and would constantly change modes and turn on/off by itself and a...
10-21-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,475
Posted By noisebeam

I received a new PlanetBike (PB) 65 and a...

I received a new PlanetBike (PB) 65 and a Cygolight Hotshot Pro 150. I currently use a Portland Design Works (PDW) Radbot1000 and several PB SuperFlashes (not Turbo).

Cygolight 150 ($36)
-Uses...
10-13-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,475
Posted By noisebeam

I've always used a bit of tape along one edge and...

I've always used a bit of tape along one edge and then popped off one half of light to change batteries to keep tape in place. I'd only need to replace tape a couple times a year and it solved the...
10-13-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,475
Posted By noisebeam

Yes, at least one rear light should be steady...

Yes, at least one rear light should be steady when dark. As an approaching driver it can be hard to track a flashing light especially in the mix of other vehicle lights, it can appear to jump...
10-13-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,475
Posted By noisebeam

I just ordered a PB Superflash 65 (AAA version)...

I just ordered a PB Superflash 65 (AAA version) which seems to be more recent model than the Superflash or Superflash Turbo at same ~$25 price.
For $10 more I considered the Cygolight Hotshot Pro...
10-13-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,475
Posted By noisebeam

I need a new taillight light the Cygolight...

I need a new taillight light the Cygolight hotshot 150, but want it to have replaceable AAA batteries - Not USB charging.
What is recommended?
I used Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 for years...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,574
Posted By noisebeam

The split in my case is 'behind' the rim, not...

The split in my case is 'behind' the rim, not exposed to brake pad, which is why I didn't see any bulging when inflated like one normally would with a small casing cut. I did check pads and they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By noisebeam

A few years ago we had 5"+ of rain overnight and...

A few years ago we had 5"+ of rain overnight and into the morning with extensive flooding including on some roads. I decided to ride to work and for the several miles of my commute I was in water...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By noisebeam

One of the worst surfaces is 'polished' concrete....

One of the worst surfaces is 'polished' concrete. It is used often here at corners. It gets very polished and develops a patina that has zero traction when wet.
You can not corner across these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,574
Posted By noisebeam

Of course it is unusable. Question is is that...

Of course it is unusable.
Question is is that is a defect or user damage?
I think defect as I can't see how it could happen with install or use. Rim edge is perfectly smooth too.
Really annoys me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,574
Posted By noisebeam

Poor image, but it shows the split ...

Poor image, but it shows the split

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1008x756/img_3027_5f8975657e79314fbcd2deb795afa078005c2d62.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,574
Posted By noisebeam

I installed a new GP5000 less than 100mi ago and...

I installed a new GP5000 less than 100mi ago and kept getting flats. First one on the road thought it could have been tube install error, 2nd one I fixed on road and again could not find cause, now...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,654
Posted By noisebeam

For me Brooks was most comfortable out of the...

For me Brooks was most comfortable out of the box. As mine aged and 'bucketed' it stopped providing support at my sit bones and instead increased pressure on my crotch area. I eventually got a...
09-22-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,312
Posted By noisebeam

Smaller gears have higher friction. Matched...

Smaller gears have higher friction.
Matched gear ratios will results in same torque even with different sized gears.
09-21-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,130
Posted By noisebeam

According to Dole sponsored study Bananas are...

According to Dole sponsored study Bananas are better than sugar water for inflammation... but may cause bloating.Metabolic recovery from heavy exertion following banana compared to sugar beverage or...
09-21-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,522
Posted By noisebeam

This thread blows Can it be fixed? Or do we...

This thread blows
Can it be fixed?
Or do we need to call a mod to do the dirty work?
09-20-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,312
Posted By noisebeam

I do starting out at pretty much every light. ...

I do starting out at pretty much every light. Since it is mostly flat out here I keep it in the big ring. It would be too annoying to shift the front and rear for every light.
I've been happy with...
09-20-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,572
Posted By noisebeam

Local Legend is motivation to find a fresh route.

Local Legend is motivation to find a fresh route.
09-20-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,522
Posted By noisebeam

I ride 1-2x times a day and other than a quick...

I ride 1-2x times a day and other than a quick squeeze never check actual tire pressure before a ride. The conti race light tubes I use have very consistent loss that varies by season: ~10psi in 3...
09-17-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,924
Posted By noisebeam

I am happy I found this thread as I am in near...

I am happy I found this thread as I am in near exactly in the same situation - also good to hear Broodax found a great bike for his son.

My son is 12yr old. 5'6-1/4" 31.0" full leg length ('bike...
09-08-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,822
Posted By noisebeam

Which is why these type of designs are anti...

Which is why these type of designs are anti cyclist. Their only purpose is to get cyclists out of the way and out of mind.
09-08-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,822
Posted By noisebeam

Is this an example of how not to do it? Looks...

Is this an example of how not to do it? Looks like a blind right hook trap - these type of designs encourage thoughtful cyclists to ride in the shared travel lanes.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,692
Posted By noisebeam

I think if one lives where wet temps are not too...

I think if one lives where wet temps are not too low and can change clothing at destination then getting soaked is the way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,488
Posted By noisebeam

I've never test ridden a new bike. Don't see the...

I've never test ridden a new bike. Don't see the purpose.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By noisebeam

I've used this Blackburn road mirror for over...

I've used this Blackburn road mirror for over 10yrs.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x800/bbn_road_mirror_black_2041496_hero_c192575fb48a96509a5d02f9ad84134abf48a655.jpg
It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By noisebeam

I keep a few wraps of duct tape around my mini...

I keep a few wraps of duct tape around my mini tool in saddle bag. It lasts for years - about a week ago I used a bit as a boot.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,668
Posted By noisebeam

746 days Gatorskin free after 10yrs of near daily...

746 days Gatorskin free after 10yrs of near daily use. Still have long term damage to my road perception
09-01-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,822
Posted By noisebeam

Works better that way if everyone parked against...

Works better that way if everyone parked against curb.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,374
Posted By noisebeam

Here comes Nora's shake Arizona under flood...

Here comes Nora's shake
Arizona under flood watch as heavy rain is expected...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,374
Posted By noisebeam

It has finally been a good monsoon this...

It has finally been a good monsoon this year.Phoenix's wettest monsoon so far since 2008 brings greenery, bugs and mushrooms...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,725
Posted By noisebeam

If I inflate 25c with CO2 on the way to work 7am...

If I inflate 25c with CO2 on the way to work 7am there is always more than enough pressure to ride home at 6pm - even on the hottest of days. By the next morning it needs real air, so I fully drain...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By noisebeam

Just a spare tire, but I take it with me...

Just a spare tire, but I take it with me everywhere I go.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,725
Posted By noisebeam

I noted earlier in this thread that recyclers...

I noted earlier in this thread that recyclers will take them at the going rate of scrap steel about $0.1/lbs.
An empty 16g cart is about 45g. 10 make a pound.
So they are worth about a penny each...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,725
Posted By noisebeam

A recycling yard will take used (open) CO2 carts...

A recycling yard will take used (open) CO2 carts as steel scrap ~$0.1/lbs.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,557
Posted By noisebeam

I use Shimano RT-80 shoes (RT=Road Touring) with...

I use Shimano RT-80 shoes (RT=Road Touring) with Time ATAC pedals for commuting and fast paced club rides.
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