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Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,375
Posted By daoswald

The few times I've had positive things yelled at...

The few times I've had positive things yelled at me still stick in my mind as little triumphs along the way. It doesn't happen often. But it feels good.
05-30-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By daoswald

Let's look at a different item entirely: Trailer...

Let's look at a different item entirely: Trailer tires.

Have you ever been driving down the Interstate and seen a trailer sitting on the shoulder of the road with one blown out tire? Why are...
05-27-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By daoswald

It's hard to find an expert in all three. I...

It's hard to find an expert in all three.

I have a Quick CX 3. The Quick 2 (not-CX) is a good bike. The frame is sturdy and versatile, with mount points for fenders and rack. The gearing 50/34 and...
05-24-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 714
Posted By daoswald

This happened to me once. I was so annoyed by it...

This happened to me once. I was so annoyed by it that I disassembled the bottom bracket to inspect. There was nothing wrong with it. So then my imagination told me it was coming from one of a handful...
05-22-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By daoswald

It could also be a great time to switch over to...

It could also be a great time to switch over to trigger shifters. Maybe you like grip shifters, but I never cared for them much when I had them on my old 2001 Cannondale H400 (S-Ram shifters with...
05-22-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By daoswald

Differences that could have an impact: ...

Differences that could have an impact:

Frame & Component Weight: A heavier bike will accelerate more slowly, and will climb more slowly. On flat terrain in motion it won't be much different.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,177
Posted By daoswald

With Gatorskins I used to flat occasionally. It...

With Gatorskins I used to flat occasionally. It was almost always from goatheads. One time I had five punctures from goatheads all on the same ride. I'm sure the tires were durable, but goatheads are...
05-19-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 712
Posted By daoswald

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015DJGECA/ref=cm_sw_em_...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015DJGECA/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_5tlXEb5VJ5E1Q

This one from Ice Tools.

It is a beam style, and is super easy to calibrate.

I don't know that "fool proof" is a...
05-18-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,292
Posted By daoswald

Anecdotal evidence won't suffice here. A good...

Anecdotal evidence won't suffice here. A good study can be found at this website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2920084/

The study shows that although the risk of death by accident...
05-17-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 695
Posted By daoswald

I would get a hybrid. People love to hate them...

I would get a hybrid. People love to hate them because they're not a hard core road bike, or a dedicated mountain bike or such.

I have an endurance road bike (2007 Cannondale Synapse) and a hybrid...
05-07-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By daoswald

You would need to get that passed into law in all...

You would need to get that passed into law in all fifty states. Until then, the point is moot, because it's against the law, and contrary to what drivers are educated to expect.

As for what is...
04-19-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,249
Posted By daoswald

So you want to drop 36 pounds. That's about...

So you want to drop 36 pounds. That's about 128,000 calories.

A good healthy, sustainable weight loss rate is 1-2 pounds per week. Let's split that down the middle: 1.5 pounds per week. So at that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,338
Posted By daoswald

The Cannondale Quick I own as a...

The Cannondale Quick I own as a commuter/utility/casual-ride bike is fine, but it's the "CX" model with front suspension. I leave it locked out all the time. I wouldn't have bought it new, with...
02-04-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,540
Posted By daoswald

A problem with grip shifters is the conflation of...

A problem with grip shifters is the conflation of concerns.

Grips wear out for different reasons than shifting mechanisms. It is hard to replace the grip of a shifter, yet the shifting mechanism...
01-13-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By daoswald

Yes. I liked the Cannondale Quick as a platform...

Yes. I liked the Cannondale Quick as a platform for a commuter. I would have preferred the standard "Quick" (no suspension), but it's not my primary bike so I didn't want to put a ton of money into...
01-12-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By daoswald

Get a professional bike fitting. That's the best...

Get a professional bike fitting. That's the best solution. A professional fitter will help you get dialed in. It may be that raising the handlebar feels great in the first five miles but in the last...
01-11-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,668
Posted By daoswald

You may hate our court system, but it is at least...

You may hate our court system, but it is at least striving to not provide arbitrary, vigilante justice. Most of us will go our entire lives without being charged with a serious crime. But this is, in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,460
Posted By daoswald

My hybrid bike is 3x8. I sometimes feel slightly...

My hybrid bike is 3x8. I sometimes feel slightly less efficient on flat sections because I'm hunting for the ideal gear that may be between two gear ratios I have available. But that's pretty rare;...
01-02-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,631
Posted By daoswald

Yes. This is how it was for me. At first I...

Yes. This is how it was for me.

At first I could barely do squats with a bar without feeling like either I wouldn't be able to get back up, or I wouldn't be able to avoid falling backward. My...
01-01-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,402
Posted By daoswald

Cygolite may still help you. Get in touch with...

Cygolite may still help you. Get in touch with them.

However, this is why I carry a Blackburn 2'Fer light strapped to the seatpost on my night rides, despite using higher-end lights both front and...
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,664
Posted By daoswald

Elevator Etiquette, or...

Elevator Etiquette, or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxemics (Proxemics) are interesting topics. When we backpack and come across a lake we intend to camp at, we camp out of earshot / visual line...
12-28-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,638
Posted By daoswald

My wife has none of the above, but would still...

My wife has none of the above, but would still not be terribly interested in me calling for help 30 miles away.
12-22-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By daoswald

I have a Cannondale Quick CX3 that I put 32mm...

I have a Cannondale Quick CX3 that I put 32mm Continental GrandPrix Four Season tires on. It's my commuter; I put the miles on my road bike, and the utility on my Quick. But it still got about 1200...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,307
Posted By daoswald

I've tried several styles of pedals: ...

I've tried several styles of pedals:

SPD-A530 - Large but slippery platform on one side, clips on the other. Just ok.
SPD-M324 - Smaller but thicker and still slipery platform on one side,...
09-28-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By daoswald

People here have been too gracious to mention...

People here have been too gracious to mention that you don't "sale" something, you "sell" it. You can put an item up for sale. It can be given sale pricing, or be an item that is on sale. The person...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,990
Posted By daoswald

Acceleration on flat terrain is inhibited by...

Acceleration on flat terrain is inhibited by various manifestations of inertia. One form of inertia to overcome is rotational inertia. A wheel at rest requires energy to be spun up to a given speed....
07-07-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,330
Posted By daoswald

I'm 51, which I really don't classify as old, but...

I'm 51, which I really don't classify as old, but those younger than me might beg to differ.

I regularly descend in the 40-50mph range. Once I hit a manhole cover so hard it broke the headlight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,708
Posted By daoswald

I'm also not a fan of physically separate bike...

I'm also not a fan of physically separate bike lanes.


They're like riding on the sidewalk:
Vehicle drivers never expect to interact with you, so as vehicles enter or leave the roadway via...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,078
Posted By daoswald

Yeah, my road bike cleats are SPD-SL, so single...

Yeah, my road bike cleats are SPD-SL, so single sided. Before that I used single-sided SPD cleats on the same bike. And my road bike rides really don't matter how easily I can engage the pedals, I...
06-27-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,573
Posted By daoswald

Suspension of disbelief....

Suspension of disbelief. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_of_disbelief)

Try as I might, I never can get it perfect, so I have to choose to accept that it is perfect enough; suspension of...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,114
Posted By daoswald

Do the two way once a week, one way the rest....

Do the two way once a week, one way the rest. Begin adding two way days as you get comfortable with the initial plan.
05-16-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,921
Posted By daoswald

Call the police to explain the encounter each...

Call the police to explain the encounter each time. After a few calls the police may realize they have a group of predators on that segment of path.

The post here should be edited to remove the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 23,515
Posted By daoswald

One might say there are two kinds of people;...

One might say there are two kinds of people; those plagued with flats, and those who seldom get them. The flat is a symptom, though. The disease is goatheads. There are those who ride among goathead...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,191
Posted By daoswald

GP4000s are great tires but puncture proof...

GP4000s are great tires but puncture proof commuters they are not. Just riding them for fitness training 100 to 140 miles a week last year I was flatting a couple times a month, usually from...
04-27-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,833
Posted By daoswald

I've hit just over 50 a few times. It's pretty...

I've hit just over 50 a few times. It's pretty easy to hit coming down Little Cottonwood Canyon in Sandy, UT. On a straight and clean road it's not too frightening. On a winding road it takes nerves...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,686
Posted By daoswald

28mm GP4000s2 tires run 31mm on my Fulcrum Quatro...

28mm GP4000s2 tires run 31mm on my Fulcrum Quatro LD wheels. GP5000 tires run 27.5mm on the same wheels. I had 1.5mm clearance in back with the 4000, and had some signs of rubbing. I could drive a...
04-20-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,906
Posted By daoswald

"Why Do Rich People Love Endurance Sports?" ...

"Why Do Rich People Love Endurance Sports?"

I suspect for many of the same reasons that other segments of the population love endurance sports.
04-17-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,320
Posted By daoswald

I do, however, take issue with you referring to...

I do, however, take issue with you referring to the police who will be handling the victim's bike as a couple of gorillas. Please, that is both unnecessary and unkind, and demonstrates tremendous...
04-05-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,691
Posted By daoswald

I regularly ride my Quick CX3 with road-oriented...

I regularly ride my Quick CX3 with road-oriented tires farther than that, and sometimes my brother will borrow it to tag along on rides where I prefer my road bike. Two days ago he did 28 miles on it...
02-18-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 193,810
Posted By daoswald

In around '81 or '82 my parents gave me a silver...

In around '81 or '82 my parents gave me a silver Sears Free Spirit ten speed with drop bars and stem-mounted indexed shifters. It had possibly the worst ever implementation of a rear disk brake. For...
Forum: Foo
02-11-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,535
Posted By daoswald

All my computers, new and old run Linux; Two on...

All my computers, new and old run Linux; Two on Ubuntu, One on Centos, One on Lubuntu, and the PIs on either Raspbian, Retroarch, or Mate.

Our servers at work are mostly Centos with a few Fedora....
Forum: Foo
02-10-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,535
Posted By daoswald

My desktop system is one I built using a...

My desktop system is one I built using a SandyBridge i7-2700k overclocked to 4.7GHZ. 16GB RAM, an SSD, a couple spindle drives, and a GTX1070 graphics card. The i7-2700k is pretty old, but...
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