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08-12-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,810
Posted By DTSCDS

"Best" I don't think the Performance "Spin...

"Best"
I don't think the Performance "Spin Doctor" (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1030340_-1_400157__400157) truing stand would ever be considered the "best" available,...
08-11-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By DTSCDS

I have the same problem with my Joe Blow pump....

I have the same problem with my Joe Blow pump. The same tube doesn't give me the same problem with a Serfas pump I also have. On all my tubes I always give it the smallest little 'burp' before I...
08-03-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,364
Posted By DTSCDS

Well, since the original post was done over 4...

Well, since the original post was done over 4 years ago, I figure either he found a solution, gave up on the bike, or just moved on with his life.
Might have even graduated by now. But, if by "poor...
07-23-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,886
Posted By DTSCDS

I have heard/read that something like 70% of your...

I have heard/read that something like 70% of your current annual income is what is required to maintain your current lifestyle. I have always thought that sounded high. I have never put pen to paper...
Forum: Texas
07-21-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By DTSCDS

As Rex G said, there is Richardson Bike Mart....

As Rex G said, there is Richardson Bike Mart. Their big location is in Richardson (Duh!) west of 75 on Campbell. (Campbell and Coit) They have a huge selection of everything. They also have a smaller...
07-15-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By DTSCDS

^^^That gets my vote. It looks like the arc is...

^^^That gets my vote. It looks like the arc is probably the same circumference as the big ring. Can't tell the thickness. In lieu of other more sensible answers, I align myself with alcjphil
07-13-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,277
Posted By DTSCDS

While not fully scientific, this Global Cycling...

While not fully scientific, this Global Cycling Network video (https://youtu.be/-jh-5TYAtJI) seems to show that 'higher cadence is better' might not be an absolute universal truth. At least it's...
07-13-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By DTSCDS

Just in case anyone still cares. . . The...

Just in case anyone still cares. . .
The 'official' explanation as per the talking heads on NBCSN: Marten was the 'official' yellow jersey after stage 6 since he finished the stage. Froome didn't...
07-07-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,277
Posted By DTSCDS

One year older than you. Incidentally, "Stayin...

One year older than you.
Incidentally, "Stayin Alive" is the song you are supposed to use for the right tempo if you ever have to do CPR. Kind of ironic yet useful at the same time.
This ends the...
07-07-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,875
Posted By DTSCDS

6'2" riding a 58cm Felt road bike and a XL (60cm)...

6'2" riding a 58cm Felt road bike and a XL (60cm) Trek 7.2FX
For a different take on what size bike is right for you, have a look at Andre Griepel's bike. He's 6 feet and rides a small. So, I...
07-07-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,277
Posted By DTSCDS

For the OP. If you are a music fan you can...

For the OP.

If you are a music fan you can find websites that will have a variety of songs that are at a particular tempo. You can pick out 2 or 3 songs that are at 80bpm and sing them to yourself...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,523
Posted By DTSCDS

Give me the feel of a good steel baby any day. I...

Give me the feel of a good steel baby any day. I may be a retro grouch, but I still don't trust carbon fiber.
07-01-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By DTSCDS

My road bike developed a small 'squeak' that for...

My road bike developed a small 'squeak' that for all the world sounded like metal-on-metal scraping and coming from the rear. I had my wife ride along side of me for about 2 miles and she was pretty...
06-29-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By DTSCDS

There is someone who rides a popular MUP here in...

There is someone who rides a popular MUP here in Dallas that has a red light facing the front.
Equally confusing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,931
Posted By DTSCDS

My vote goes for the one I bought (of course). ...

My vote goes for the one I bought (of course).
Lezyne Zecto Drive Headlight (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DWELHHQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01)
(This is for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,407
Posted By DTSCDS

Michelin Krylion 25's (bought em cuz they have...

Michelin Krylion 25's (bought em cuz they have carbon--that has to be good, right?)
285#
100-105'ish on the front
110-115'ish on the back
So far so good. (But I only have about 200 miles on them...
06-15-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By DTSCDS

I got an email from our health insurance folks at...

I got an email from our health insurance folks at work. (They send out weekly email newsletters with informative articles. Many have actually been helpful so I do read them.) A recent article...
06-12-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By DTSCDS

I like the looks of the black/red/white. I had a...

I like the looks of the black/red/white. I had a Trek road bike that had a red/black/silver color scheme. I always thought it was just about the ugliest bike I had ever seen. I finally traded it off...
06-12-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,664
Posted By DTSCDS

I have a Wahoo RFLKT and my phone goes in my...

I have a Wahoo RFLKT and my phone goes in my jersey pocket. I haven't had any trouble with losing the bluetooth connection. (Maybe I've just been lucky so far.) I put it in a zip top bag if it looks...
06-11-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,295
Posted By DTSCDS

1 more vote for jersey pocket. Never had a...

1 more vote for jersey pocket. Never had a problem. I get used to it being there so I don't notice it's there until I take it out and notice the weight missing from my back.

Bibs for men are just...
06-11-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By DTSCDS

Bikes or bike specific tools? I'm betting...

Bikes or bike specific tools?

I'm betting she'll be building wheels by the end of this year.
06-10-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,824
Posted By DTSCDS

I don't remember my first couple of rides, but I...

I don't remember my first couple of rides, but I do remember getting on the computer to find a route that would take me about 2.5 - 3 miles. When I finished it I walked around with a self-assured...
06-10-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,266
Posted By DTSCDS

Spend as much time as you need to be 100%...

Spend as much time as you need to be 100% confident about shifting. Both front and back. Nothing will harsh a buzz faster than shifting the wrong way on a climb. Speed and momentum just drain away...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,214
Posted By DTSCDS

After they are dry, the jersey and closest...

After they are dry, the jersey and closest matching bib goes on one hanger together. (A couple of my bibs have colored stitching on them. I try to wear them with a semi-matching jersey. As close as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,002
Posted By DTSCDS

I vote for Done Ma

I vote for Done Ma
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,363
Posted By DTSCDS

You sir, win at Internet!!! Just about 100% of...

You sir, win at Internet!!!
Just about 100% of my flats, (that includes flats on my wife's bike as well since I am the one that gets the joy/honor of changing her's as well) are within probably...
06-09-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,266
Posted By DTSCDS

As Greg Lemond said, "It never gets easier, you...

As Greg Lemond said, "It never gets easier, you just go faster." Hills make everyone suffer. Even the top pros suffer. (They just do it much faster for much longer.)

You will find, as others have...
06-08-15, 09:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,963
Posted By DTSCDS

This is a fairly common question. (Maybe not as...

This is a fairly common question. (Maybe not as common as "What bike/saddle/tire/shorts/whatever is "best", but it comes up quite a bit.) It is the common wisdom from the Clyde/Athena community that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,235
Posted By DTSCDS

I have the regular--I didn't know there was a...

I have the regular--I didn't know there was a difference.

I couldn't find a current link to the Specialized Bar Phat that I used before. It looks like you found that some of the companies offer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,235
Posted By DTSCDS

I just put on the Fizik. I read where people were...

I just put on the Fizik. I read where people were having a hard time getting the tape pulled tight enough to make it all the way around with the added thickness so I only put it on the top of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,363
Posted By DTSCDS

I tend to go cheap on tubes. Spend money on...

I tend to go cheap on tubes. Spend money on tires, save money on tubes.
I haven't found anything better or worse from one tube to another. (Although I bought a bike that had unthreaded presta valves...
06-08-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,527
Posted By DTSCDS

Again, incorrect. Aluminum bikes are also...

Again, incorrect.
Aluminum bikes are also produced trying to save weight. Aluminum/'alloy'/CroMo tube bits are all made as thin and light as possible. So a very thin hydroformed aluminum fork is...
06-03-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,745
Posted By DTSCDS

The amount of side-to-side movement is called...

The amount of side-to-side movement is called "float" and is designed to give your knees some movement/relief. Different pedals are designed with different amounts of float and is not adjustable...
05-29-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By DTSCDS

Not to take us too far afield from the original...

Not to take us too far afield from the original topic. . .
I have the exact same issue with my 25s on my Felt road bike. 23's that came with it were fine, 25 Michelin Krylions will not pass the pads...
05-14-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,228
Posted By DTSCDS

The easiest solution is to make sure you are not...

The easiest solution is to make sure you are not "cross-chained". You don't want to use the smallest front "chainring" (a.k.a. "ring") while in the smallest rear gear (a.k.a. "cog") or the opposite...
05-13-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By DTSCDS

There are people who weigh much more than you on...

There are people who weigh much more than you on this forum riding carbon. I can't remember who it was but someone on here is in the 350+ range and riding carbon.
If you are thinking about carbon...
05-12-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,732
Posted By DTSCDS

I'm not a larger sized woman, but I am married to...

I'm not a larger sized woman, but I am married to one. Here is my advice (for what it's worth).
MOST IMPORTANT: Do not let any sales person at any bike store look down on you!!! Every store I have...
Forum: Texas
04-30-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,462
Posted By DTSCDS

Pedal to the Medal at TMS

Pedal to the Medal (http://www.sotx.org/news-events/projects/pedal-to-the-medal/pedal-to-the-medal-2015.html)
Anyone done this before? It looks like it is somewhere between a charity ride and a...
04-30-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,116
Posted By DTSCDS

You will want to learn how to take care of that...

You will want to learn how to take care of that kind of stuff on your own. It's really quite easy. There are TONS of YouTube videos that show how to do a flat repair. You can either put in a new tube...
04-30-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By DTSCDS

My usual strategy is start with the easiest...

My usual strategy is start with the easiest possible fix and work up from there. Since you are not losing the chain off of the large or small cog then the limit screws are not a problem. As others...
04-29-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,718
Posted By DTSCDS

I would consider an oil change to be in the...

I would consider an oil change to be in the category "Pretty simple maintenance that can really cause big problems if you don't do it regularly." (As opposed to something more entailed like changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,583
Posted By DTSCDS

I like this one: Planet Bike Red Zeppelin...

I like this one:
Planet Bike Red Zeppelin (http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Zeppelin-Inflator-Head/dp/B000RYBGAC/ref=sr_1_12?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1430239475&sr=1-12)
I like that it...
Forum: Texas
04-17-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By DTSCDS

Here's your handy link...

Here's your handy link (http://bikemart.com/events/rbm-weekly-group-rides-pg461.htm) to the Richardson Bike Mart rides. Their main store is at the corner of Coit and Campbell in Plano. (A couple of...
04-08-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By DTSCDS

Did you buy any new tools for the job? If I...

Did you buy any new tools for the job?
If I can't rationalize a reason to buy a new bike-related tool for each job I can't call the job a complete success. (I can freely say this here because I know...
04-06-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,764
Posted By DTSCDS

^^^^^ I vote to have davidad's post made...

^^^^^

I vote to have davidad's post made into a sticky by itself. Then, when needed, it can be brought into use to end a thread.
Forum: Texas
03-25-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By DTSCDS

Fort Worth has become quite bike friendly of...

Fort Worth has become quite bike friendly of late. Lots of trails in and around town. They even have a bikeshare program in the downtown area. (It helps that the mayor is an avid road biker)
As for...
03-16-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,323
Posted By DTSCDS

I can understand your frustration. When you ask a...

I can understand your frustration. When you ask a question (assuming you even know how to phrase the question!), people who have been doing these types of things for many years can make it...
03-10-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,278
Posted By DTSCDS

IF you don't has to have 'brifters' you could go...

IF you don't has to have 'brifters' you could go this route:
Shimano A050 Thumb Shifter Set...
02-26-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By DTSCDS

I'm in with jyi and le mans--I vote for some...

I'm in with jyi and le mans--I vote for some defect possibly (likely) combined with a previous front end collision. Have you pulled the forks to have a look. That may give you important clues.
At...
02-09-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By DTSCDS

Now for a less silly answer. Yes, putting on a...

Now for a less silly answer.
Yes, putting on a larger front chainring or smaller cogs on the rear will increase her top end speed potential. As always it comes down to the question of how much do...
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