Search: Posts Made By: RandomTroll
Showing results 1 to 50 of 436
Search took 0.17 seconds.
12-24-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By RandomTroll

Ev'ry valley shall be exalted

On my cross-country rides I've sometimes thought of this aria from 'Messiah'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NCO6UzZ2R8

especially when crossing West Virginia.
Mandatory Merry Christmas,...
12-23-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By RandomTroll

The city of Albuquerque has a bicycle recycling...

The city of Albuquerque has a bicycle recycling program. I think the target is 'poor' kids rather than refugees or adults, but it could have expanded since the last time I looked. I've donated new...
12-23-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,201
Posted By RandomTroll

Components - Drive Train - Shifters - Shifter...

Components - Drive Train - Shifters - Shifter Small Parts - Page 1 - Niagara Cycle (http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/components/drive-train/shifters/shifter-small-parts)
12-23-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By RandomTroll

'Donated bicycles help adult, children refugees in Austin'

http://www.abqjournal.com/914865/donated-bicycles-help-adult-children-refugees-in-austin.html
12-14-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,505
Posted By RandomTroll

Don't throw it away. A scrap metal recycler will...

Don't throw it away. A scrap metal recycler will pay you a dollar or 2. The gas to get there may be more but it keeps it out of the land fill. I keep my scrap metal around until I'm going to make...
12-14-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,056
Posted By RandomTroll

Los Angeles City allows riding bicycles on...

Los Angeles City allows riding bicycles on sidewalks. Santa Monica doesn't. LA county has many cities with different ordinances. One can't ride on the Venice 'boardwalk' (it's not really a...
12-14-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,340
Posted By RandomTroll

I've received tickets twice, once in Los Angeles,...

I've received tickets twice, once in Los Angeles, once in Marina del Rey (only a block apart, but just across the city line). I don't carry a DL unless I need it but I remembered my number.
...
12-11-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,155
Posted By RandomTroll

Last time I ran a marathon I walked out the door...

Last time I ran a marathon I walked out the door and ran 26 miles. I started at midnight and ended about 4 AM and was alone. It didn't count, but I'm not going to win anyway.

I've also bicycled...
12-09-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,155
Posted By RandomTroll

I bicycled the all-mountain route from Los...

I bicycled the all-mountain route from Los Angeles to Canada. When I stopped in Markleeville the librarian asked me if I was on the 'Death Ride'. I told her that I hoped I wasn't.
12-04-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By RandomTroll

Most of them are re-usable now. I've been...

Most of them are re-usable now. I've been re-using mine.

Components - Drive Train - Chains - Chain Links - Page 1 - Niagara Cycle...
12-03-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By RandomTroll

I always bought cheap chain tools. People who...

I always bought cheap chain tools. People who sound like they know better than I do claim that the pins on new chains are made in such a way ('peened', I believe: slightly widened on the ends over...
12-03-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By RandomTroll

Huh? Subjective means that it's different for...

Huh? Subjective means that it's different for different people. Unless you think somebody else has a different body count than that one, it's objective. You mean it's not the same everywhere. ...
12-03-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By RandomTroll

Driver in bicycle death gets 4 1/2 years

https://www.abqjournal.com/901383/driver-gets-4frac12-years-in-crash.html
12-02-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By RandomTroll

No it's not: these are numbers! I...

No it's not: these are numbers!



I lived in Bethesda and Hyattsville and bicycled all around, often through DC (shortest route between the 2). I found pleasant lightly-trafficked streets and...
12-02-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By RandomTroll

New Mexico #1 in bicycling fatalities

https://www.abqjournal.com/900324/high-rates-of-drunken-driving-factor-in-poor-rating-for-states-drivers.html

We're #1! We're #1!
11-30-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By RandomTroll

From whom do you buy them in Europe? I've...

From whom do you buy them in Europe?

I've lived in CR. I remember biking in winter on roads that weren't plowed, the snow mashed down to that semi-ice, being unable to stop or turn. I'm glad for...
11-30-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,413
Posted By RandomTroll

Yes! You're so strong you should leap from your...

Yes! You're so strong you should leap from your location to your destination.

Whenever I've replaced a chain that I have left on for too long I'm so strong that its links jump off of the...
11-30-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By RandomTroll

I break the chain every month to clean then...

I break the chain every month to clean then lubricate it.


Shimano chains come with 1 non-reusable connecting pin. If they came with 6, that'd work for me. This is the last I'll buy.
11-30-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By RandomTroll

Both belief and instincts are inappropriate when...

Both belief and instincts are inappropriate when experience exists.
Chains and 'wonder links' may have aspects more subtle than I have thought of. I used a chain tool until recently (when, for the...
11-29-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By RandomTroll

Can I use a 'wonder link' from a different model chain?

Shimano chains use special rivets that can't be re-used. Can I use a 'wonder link' (SRAM or KMC, for example) on the Shimano chain? I'd guess not, but they're all the same size so I don't see why...
10-09-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,568
Posted By RandomTroll

I decided to try to keep my drivetrain clean by...

I decided to try to keep my drivetrain clean by squirting a bit (about a half-ounce) or mineral spirits between the cogs of the cassette daily, just before a ride. After the sidewall of a previous...
10-08-16, 11:24 AM
10-02-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,022
Posted By RandomTroll

I bought a new front derailleur, a Shimano Sora...

I bought a new front derailleur, a Shimano Sora FD-3503-B (the cheapest I could find). It shifts properly. The spring feels stronger.
09-30-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By RandomTroll

They didn't respond to my inquiry for a few days....

They didn't respond to my inquiry for a few days. The website has little information, doesn't sell anything, don't see why they'd want to steer traffic to it.

Eventually I received a response...
09-30-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By RandomTroll

My private parts have fared better since I...

My private parts have fared better since I switched to a noseless saddle. There are studies I will cite if you wish. The 'NY Times' John Tierney has written about this.
09-30-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,569
Posted By RandomTroll

How much does it cost to bicycle?

It's the 12th anniversary of keeping precise track of how much I spend to ride my bicycle. I've spent $3,145.50, about $262/year, about 5˘/mile; $982 of that on tires, tubes, and patches.

I do...
09-28-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By RandomTroll

Instruction for ThickSlick Road tire

The tag on the ThickSlick Road tire warns me not to use it until I have read the instruction manual on FreedomCycle.com. That website makes no mention of this tire, nor does it have an instruction...
09-28-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By RandomTroll

Difference between Shimano FD-3503-B (S/M) and (L)

I bought a Shimano FD-3503-B (S/M) front derailleur. The box indicates that there is an FD-3503-B (L) model. I can't find anything on Shimano's website or the vendor's about the difference between...
09-14-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By RandomTroll

Biking The Maah Daah Hey Trail

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/travel/maah-daah-hey-trail-badlands-biking.html
09-13-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,828
Posted By RandomTroll

Different length crank arms: is this a problem?

I have a 175mm right crank arm and 170mm left crank arm (and broken crank arms of the converse lengths). Is there some reason not to use them? Do I make one leg work more than another? I'm riding...
09-06-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By RandomTroll

I don't have swelling. I try to vary my...

I don't have swelling. I try to vary my position: sometimes forward with my hands on the lower part of the bars, sometimes sitting up to take in the view, sometimes less bent with my hands on the...
09-06-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By RandomTroll

Bicycling Elbow: is there such a thing?

My right elbow has been sore recently. I haven't hurt it, I don't play tennis or golf; the only stress I may put on it is riding and a few pushups.
09-06-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By RandomTroll

I tin every other stranded wire but not bike...

I tin every other stranded wire but not bike wires. I stick them in a tube of Goop™ so I can scrape it off when I want to take it out of the housing.
08-29-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By RandomTroll

Components - Drive Train - Cassettes - 7 speed -...

Components - Drive Train - Cassettes - 7 speed - Niagara Cycle (http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/components/drive-train/cassettes/7-speed) has 28 models, low prices; useful if only for...
08-29-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By RandomTroll

Compression leggings or calf sleeves?

My legs veins are varicose. My physician recommended compression socks. Devices that compressed just my calves would be cheaper (don't get the foot sweat or the wear from walking). Gretchen...
08-26-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,459
Posted By RandomTroll

Everyone remembers his or her first bike or All...

Everyone remembers his or her first bike or All remember their first bikes.

This was a personal remembrance by a non-staff member; the grammar may have been left as it was to witness her...
08-26-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By RandomTroll

'Cycling Matches the Pace and Pitches of Tech'

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/business/dealbook/cycling-matches-the-pace-and-pitches-of-tech.html
08-26-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,459
Posted By RandomTroll

'Everyone Remembers Their First Bike'

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/living-without-training-wheels/
08-21-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By RandomTroll

I'm happy enough with 'ergo - the seat' that I...

I'm happy enough with 'ergo - the seat' that I replaced it after I broke the rails in my first. The worlds most comfortable bike seat. (http://www.ergo-theseat.com) . It's noseless.

I find...
08-14-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By RandomTroll

Whoops! I made a mistake: 30% thicker (or...

Whoops! I made a mistake: 30% thicker (or wider, if you prefer): 7.1 mm to 5.5 mm.


What I measure when I apply calipers to the outside of the chain in the direction parallel to the pins. I...
08-13-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,139
Posted By RandomTroll

Niagara Cycle sells tubes cheapest. I buy Kendas...

Niagara Cycle sells tubes cheapest. I buy Kendas for $2.5 each, keep a few year's worth in stock. REI has okay prices for in-store ($7?). You could check Target.

There's nothing wrong with...
08-13-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,932
Posted By RandomTroll

My current bicycle came with bar-end shifters. ...

My current bicycle came with bar-end shifters. I'd hit them with my knee on sharp turns, occasionally hit them with my hands when taking them off the handlebars; they'd bump up against something...
08-13-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By RandomTroll

I use cotton liners with half-finger gloves. I...

I use cotton liners with half-finger gloves. I wash them with Phoenix Brands' 'Sun Guard', which allegedly makes them SPF 30 (also my cycling shirts). Now my fingers don't tan (same color as part...
08-13-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By RandomTroll

How does one find the outer thickness of chains before buying?

I replaced an SRAM PC-830 with a KMC Z7 and my troubles shifting to the smallest chainring went away (the problem happened with the PC-830 even when it was new) and I figured out that the PC-830 is...
08-06-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By RandomTroll

I've mixed Shimano with SRAM for years and never...

I've mixed Shimano with SRAM for years and never noticed a difference. Since I wanted downtube shifters (had bar-end) and didn't want to pay the high price of Shimano I bought something cheap...
08-05-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By RandomTroll

It's a schrader valve. I've already dunked it...

It's a schrader valve. I've already dunked it in clean, soapy water. I've put as much pressure in it as a free tube will take - I've exploded tubes before. After another day hanging out, it's...
08-04-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By RandomTroll

The tube loses pressure, but I can't find a leak

I put a new tube in my rear tire Tuesday. I pumped it to 105 psi. The next day it was at 60. I took it off, couldn't find a leak, even in clean soapy water after inflating it as much as I could. ...
08-01-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,850
Posted By RandomTroll

My tailbone has been more comfortable since I...

My tailbone has been more comfortable since I started using a noseless saddle.
07-31-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,579
Posted By RandomTroll

Chocolate milk, made with real cocoa, brown...

Chocolate milk, made with real cocoa, brown sugar, vanilla extract, instant coffee, mixed with an immersion blender to a high froth. Some may like cinnamon too.

This works well with dry milk,...
07-30-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By RandomTroll

Mr FBinNY wrote that he keeps tires for a year...

Mr FBinNY wrote that he keeps tires for a year before he uses them.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 436
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.