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07-15-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By MadKaw

Don't lose your jockey wheel axles!

Yeah, I did...
Ordered a new pair from Aliexpress... wish me luck.

But they're titanium! (Is Chinesium anything like titanium?) I bet I save 0.01 gram. (sigh) Wish me luck. I should have them by...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-14-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,648
Posted By MadKaw

How do you figure that what I said is nonsense? I...

How do you figure that what I said is nonsense? I said you'll not find significant sections of road posted under 55 mph. While there are some disconnected sections of road in the Tecumseh area posted...
06-05-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By MadKaw

Classes? in Michigan

I've been jonesing for a new MTB, but every time I found what I thought I wanted, it turned out to be out of stock. So I decided to spend time on what I've got. Now, my current bike is in no way...
Forum: Foo
05-31-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,794
Posted By MadKaw

There's a story going around (false to the best...

There's a story going around (false to the best of my knowledge) that ibuprofen makes an oxy high last longer.
05-31-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By MadKaw

Really good advice... even if not what I wanted...

Really good advice... even if not what I wanted to hear. But at least I have been doing just that. I've put more miles on my bikes this week than any week this year. And I have decided to buy a tail...
05-31-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By MadKaw

You have not talked to my wife...

You have not talked to my wife...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-30-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,648
Posted By MadKaw

Can't help you. I have not biked the route, but I...

Can't help you. I have not biked the route, but I have traveled it often using back roads (sports car and motorcycle) and I don't think you'll find anything with significant distances posted under 55...
05-30-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By MadKaw

I don't want a pickle...

Just wanna ride my biiiii...cycle.
I've got the new bike blues bad. I've ordered 2 different bikes only to have both canceled because of Covid-19 business interruptions.
That's not the problem......
05-30-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,391
Posted By MadKaw

Try changing the balance and let me know how it...

Try changing the balance and let me know how it feels.
Forum: Foo
05-30-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,829
Posted By MadKaw

Bikesexual: (n) one who is a bit too excited...

Bikesexual:
(n) one who is a bit too excited about that new bike.
(adj) being a bit too excited about that new bike.
Forum: Foo
05-30-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,829
Posted By MadKaw

Compost: (n) A post on social media. (v): To...

Compost: (n) A post on social media.
(v): To post on social media.

Perhaps a portmanteau of com- from communication and -post ... well, from post.
Or perhaps a reference to the process of...
05-30-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,334
Posted By MadKaw

Resurrecting the thread because I'm looking at a...

Resurrecting the thread because I'm looking at a 2019... Seems like a good deal. Has anyone gained personal experience? One big advantage of this bike is that the local Jamis dealer is my choice for...
05-29-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By MadKaw

Marin finally got back to me... that order was...

Marin finally got back to me... that order was cancelled, too. Due to the Covid shutdown, nobody is operating on all 48 volts... They do have them in stock and I can reorder and hopefully get one....
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By MadKaw

Proposal for a new word use:

Compost: (n) A post on social media.
(v): To post on social media.

Perhaps a portmanteau of com- from communication and -post ... well, from post.
Or perhaps a reference to the process of...
05-28-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,391
Posted By MadKaw

There are many variables... rim width, tire, and...

There are many variables... rim width, tire, and personal preference. But one possible explanation for the experience you mention is imbalance. On a road bike I typically have 5-10psi (.3-.6 bar)...
05-27-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,391
Posted By MadKaw

So I figure you must weigh about 220... :geek:...

So I figure you must weigh about 220... :geek: Well, whatever works for you, I know you weren't asking my advice, but, hey... it's free! One of the odd things tire scientists have found is that...
05-27-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,391
Posted By MadKaw

110 psi seems like a lot. Even on 23s, I am at...

110 psi seems like a lot. Even on 23s, I am at 100-105. On my more usual 28s, I'm between 65-70psi.
I weigh 175 lb. (80 kg)
05-27-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By MadKaw

Try this: ...

Try this:
http://www.recumbents.com/WISIL/tetz/cda/coastdown.pdf
05-27-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By MadKaw

Now I'm having trouble contacting this company....

Now I'm having trouble contacting this company. It used to be easy to order stuff. This corona virus has made us enter a Soviet-like era of abundance and customer service. :(
05-23-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,613
Posted By MadKaw

Ride what feels good. We adapt to how we train,...

Ride what feels good. We adapt to how we train, and long term, efficiency is probably genetically determined.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMAxH_Ud8YE
05-21-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By MadKaw

I'd say you have a bad case of GAS. (Gear...

I'd say you have a bad case of GAS. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). As do I. If you were talking about replacing a 10 year old bike, it would be different, but I'd hold off for more than 1 year. After...
Forum: Foo
05-20-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,163
Posted By MadKaw

I quit worrying about it. Also quit pulling their...

I quit worrying about it. Also quit pulling their vehicles out when they get stuck.
05-20-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,104
Posted By MadKaw

I don't agree that there is little change in...

I don't agree that there is little change in bikes. I'd put up the new 105 groupset against a 5 year old Ultegra. Technology is advancing no matter what field you're in.
05-20-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,104
Posted By MadKaw

Could be... I've been out of the business for 20...

Could be... I've been out of the business for 20 some years. And even then we used Black Book more than Blue Book.
05-18-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By MadKaw

I think the reason for riding vintage bikes has...

I think the reason for riding vintage bikes has little to do with what's "best". My old Super Course will never be the bike that my Roubaix is, but I still love it for what it is. I recommend keeping...
05-18-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,104
Posted By MadKaw

Lets compare it to the automotive Blue Book,...

Lets compare it to the automotive Blue Book, which is pretty accurate and see what the differences are.
Why is the automotive Blue Book more accurate than the bicycle Blue Book? I think there are...
05-18-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By MadKaw

I have ordered a different bike! Expected drop......

I have ordered a different bike! Expected drop... within a week!
Want to see a picture? OK....
05-12-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By MadKaw

Wonder if you could borrow/rent a power meter,...

Wonder if you could borrow/rent a power meter, take some measurements and calculate the drag...
05-12-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By MadKaw

You can't always get what you want...

The local dealer hadn't heard anything and the bike was supposed to hit tomorrow. So I went online to check and my order was refunded! No email, no contact of any sort, just no order. I'm bummed. The...
05-12-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,528
Posted By MadKaw

So go hang out at physical therapy and make...

So go hang out at physical therapy and make friends with people with bad knees! :innocent:
05-12-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,268
Posted By MadKaw

Or this one: ...

Or this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJfe8FvQUQg
We spend gazillions of dollars to shave grams or watts... why use cheap, untested grease?
05-12-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,268
Posted By MadKaw

All greases are not the same: ...

All greases are not the same:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMmSQSjraSE
while not directly applicable to our use-case, it is a clue that quality grease makes a difference.
05-12-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,528
Posted By MadKaw

I understand totally, but a wise man said this to...

I understand totally, but a wise man said this to me: "Whenever you think 'I have to do this', replace those words with 'I want to do this' and whenever you think 'I want to do this' replace those...
05-11-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By MadKaw

Even though the data is often hard to find, many...

Even though the data is often hard to find, many manufacturers only certify their bikes to a rider weight of 220 lb. (100 kg). That is not, by any means, universal—just something to watch for. There...
05-11-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By MadKaw

I don't wear my compression socks while riding as...

I don't wear my compression socks while riding as I believe that the muscle action is enough to pump my blood sufficiently. I do wear them when working in the office, driving the car for long...
05-11-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,110
Posted By MadKaw

But you're probably at an age where you could...

But you're probably at an age where you could break your neck trying to look at your um... knees, yeah, knees. So get a good helmet. There have been a bunch of technological advancements in recent...
05-11-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,528
Posted By MadKaw

One thing I have realized, though. My goal is not...

One thing I have realized, though. My goal is not to make a distance or a speed or a time. My goal is to ride. I am giving up the idea of making artificial goals; lets face it, the odds of the U.S....
05-11-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,528
Posted By MadKaw

Beats the alternative.

Beats the alternative.
05-11-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,420
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Posted By MadKaw

I got back from my ride. I am SO out of shape....

I got back from my ride. I am SO out of shape. But I am alive and breathing (koff...koff) It was 32F out there which is both below my normal temperature limit (but there was no ice) and crazy cold...
05-11-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,420
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Views: 511,729
Posted By MadKaw

I have to admit I haven't read the entire 126...

I have to admit I haven't read the entire 126 pages... just the first and last page. But since I'm way over the minimum age, I figured I'd chime in anyway. I'm glad the entire page is not just a list...
05-11-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By MadKaw

Supposed to be able to pick it up in 2 days... ...

Supposed to be able to pick it up in 2 days...
https://media.giphy.com/media/tXL4FHPSnVJ0A/source.gif
05-10-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By MadKaw

Don't know anything about that bike. Just looking...

Don't know anything about that bike. Just looking at the ad, though, Schwinn certainly didn't try to throw too much stuff in so that they'd cheap out on the parts. That said, there's also nothing...
05-10-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By MadKaw

I came across this the other day: electric bike...

I came across this the other day: electric bike vs acoustic bike.
(As well as learning to ride a bike, I am learning to play guitar!)
Anyway, I like this and have adopted it for my own use.

(3...
05-04-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By MadKaw

I didn't know bikes did social distancing.

I didn't know bikes did social distancing.
05-04-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By MadKaw

Just ordered

I just ordered a Haibike Sduro Fulleven LT. Already got an email from the local dealer. Expected to be ready May 13. [... tapping fingers ... checking watch... repeat ... ]

I love my bikes and it...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 18,282
Posted By MadKaw

Although, if I were programming a bot, I would...

Although, if I were programming a bot, I would program it to say, "I'm not a bot!"
Wouldn't you?
08-16-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By MadKaw

Yes, brakes break in, but for me, it's not about...

Yes, brakes break in, but for me, it's not about absolute braking force, as you point out a good rim brake will lock up the wheel, but modulation. The improved ability to modulate braking force makes...
08-16-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By MadKaw

You have far more faith in the honesty of people...

You have far more faith in the honesty of people who work for the post office than I do.
08-16-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,750
Posted By MadKaw

Yeah, Thermodynamics: There's no free...

Yeah, Thermodynamics:

There's no free lunch.
If you pay for lunch you will spill soup in your lap.
Then the girl of your dreams will point at you and laugh hysterically.

If the soup is...
08-16-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,318
Posted By MadKaw

Where'd I leave my gosh-durn keys???

Where'd I leave my gosh-durn keys???
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