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06-17-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By _ForceD_

You said this incident happened on "a bike path."...

You said this incident happened on "a bike path." Is that to say it's a dedicated MUP bike path? If so...you should report the incident to the police. All of the MUP bike paths that I've ever been on...
06-16-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By _ForceD_

Try a set of these on the side rail of the truck...

Try a set of these on the side rail of the truck bed. No wheel removal necessary.
...
06-15-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By _ForceD_

So you don't re-introduce/re-use the rivets? It's...

So you don't re-introduce/re-use the rivets? It's a nice project, but wouldn't you be accomplishing the same thing if you re-assemble the cassett by putting the cogs and spacers together using the...
06-04-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By _ForceD_

About 8-10 years ago I was shot, almost...

About 8-10 years ago I was shot, almost point-blank from a passing car while commuting home from work in the afternoon on a not-so-busy side road. But it was only a pellet gun I was shot with. It was...
05-31-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By _ForceD_

It looks OK for me. As far as ventilation...that...

It looks OK for me. As far as ventilation...that mesh over the toebox doesn't really seem to be a mesh. But there are lots of vent holes in the leather upper. The ventilation is fine for me....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By _ForceD_

If it were me, I'd get in contact with Garmin...

If it were me, I'd get in contact with Garmin (they have a chat function on their website). They have pretty good customer service, and might upgrade you for a very low price, or even FREE! I have...
05-30-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By _ForceD_

I will say this... Last year I purchased a pair...

I will say this...
Last year I purchased a pair of Shimano RP1 size 48, EE width (I think EE...nevertheless they're "wider"). I specifically sought a wider shoe than the shoes I was wearing. I have...
05-26-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,646
Posted By _ForceD_

I volunteer with a local land trust organization....

I volunteer with a local land trust organization. It operates several nature 'greenway' trails...some of which I run on frequently (where I see lots of the bagged dog poop). We've talked about having...
05-26-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,562
Posted By _ForceD_

The "Wow" part of this thread (to me anyway) is...

The "Wow" part of this thread (to me anyway) is how quickly it went from the OP to its 4th page in just about 36 hours. Holy moly.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
05-24-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur with fraba. But...it could simply be a...

Concur with fraba. But...it could simply be a matter of adjustment. The Brooks saddles that you like on your other bikes might work in the aero position with a simple adjustment of height and/or...
05-24-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By _ForceD_

I decided to reconfigure yet again. Originally...

I decided to reconfigure yet again. Originally the rings were 52/42. I went to 52/36 and got the chain rub. But I changed again to a 53/38 and all is well.

Dan
05-24-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,326
Posted By _ForceD_

Concentration on peddling in complete circles is...

Concentration on peddling in complete circles is the best practice. Although apparently there are results of experiments that show even the best cyclists don't engage much on the upstroke.

Dan
05-17-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,299
Posted By _ForceD_

For one race you should rent or borrow. Dan

For one race you should rent or borrow.

Dan
05-16-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,539
Posted By _ForceD_

Thatís what I thought would be the case here in...

Thatís what I thought would be the case here in RI. But I checked and the did carry them. I already had a Park stand so didnít need/buy one. But I did see a nice floor pump there that I liked and...
Forum: Triathlon
05-14-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,241
Posted By _ForceD_

Well...training time required in open water will...

Well...training time required in open water will differ from person to person. Do it until you're comfortable out there. Because you'll be in fresh water of Lake Michigan there isn't as much concern...
Forum: Triathlon
05-13-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,241
Posted By _ForceD_

For your first tri ever...my suggestion is just...

For your first tri ever...my suggestion is just to have fun. Don't worry about any certain finish time. Just absorb the experience so that you better know what to expect in your next race. Go for...
05-13-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By _ForceD_

ptessier -- I'm jealous that you're going to...

ptessier -- I'm jealous that you're going to Majorca. I was there a number of times during my Navy career. Many Navy folks consider it the best liberty port in the Atlantic/Mediterranean. Depending...
05-12-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By _ForceD_

I think this is what I'll do for now. I won't use...

I think this is what I'll do for now. I won't use the small-small combo so no big loss.

Honestly...I don't even know why I went with the 36 small ring!?!?!? I guess I made a mistake when I...
05-12-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By _ForceD_

Chain length and rear derailleur

On one of my road bikes I had to replace the chainrings (chain and cassette too), and for the smaller ring went with a 36. The old one was a 42 tooth. I have a short cage derailleur. But I can't get...
Forum: Triathlon
05-12-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By _ForceD_

I've been doing triathlons since the early 1980s....

I've been doing triathlons since the early 1980s. I've never seen that particular attachment. It almost looks like a DIY contraption. It just seems kind of clunky and inconvenient. I'm trying to...
Forum: Triathlon
05-12-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By _ForceD_

Not quite sure what I'm looking at there. It...

Not quite sure what I'm looking at there. It looks like a standard downtube shifter attached to something and is it wrapped into the bar tape? Where is the other shifter?

Dan
05-12-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,293
Posted By _ForceD_

Say hello to my little friend. ...

Say hello to my little friend.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1886x1304/img_1782_png_11c6652ad23cff07bf3e526a148201b488547722.jpeg
05-12-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,133
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry...don't mean to seem defensive. Just...

Sorry...don't mean to seem defensive. Just saying that there are several factors that could account for why you were able to pass them so easily.

Dan
05-12-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By _ForceD_

If you really think you need more axle into the...

If you really think you need more axle into the dropout...you could obtain thinner spacers and/or lock nuts.

Dan
05-12-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,133
Posted By _ForceD_

wgscott -- Where did you get the Bianchi mint...

wgscott -- Where did you get the Bianchi mint green matching frame pump? That is too much!!!

Dan
05-12-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,133
Posted By _ForceD_

Yes, it can be comfortable. But certainly not to...

Yes, it can be comfortable. But certainly not to someone new to it. I've done my share of triathlons over the decades (riding in aero position) and can certainly attest that the aero position takes...
05-12-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,133
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe he meant "TdF" but the T got left out? ...

Maybe he meant "TdF" but the T got left out?

Dan
05-06-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By _ForceD_

Those are some really good numbers for just six...

Those are some really good numbers for just six years. Good job.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
05-03-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,241
Posted By _ForceD_

For a sprint tri...I mean just to finish...you...

For a sprint tri...I mean just to finish...you really only need to run and swim maybe once per week. Of course you can run already. But the swim...if you're not accustomed to swimming in the open...
05-03-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By _ForceD_

Check with your fellow 'Vette owners. I found...

Check with your fellow 'Vette owners. I found this...

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c7-general-discussion/3937492-bike-rack-for-c7-vert-no-hitch-options-preferred.html

Dan
05-01-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By _ForceD_

Thinking about the spacer for the BB on the drive...

Thinking about the spacer for the BB on the drive side again... Wouldn't that cause the removable ring on the non-drive side to not seat properly? Isn't its function to act as a shim and secure the...
05-01-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,111
Posted By _ForceD_

I know the OP of this thread is rather old, but...

I know the OP of this thread is rather old, but how did you get Velocals to actually do that for you? I did the same thing you did with artwork to produce some TUNTURI decals. But never a response....
05-01-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By _ForceD_

Also just pointing out that shifting might be...

Also just pointing out that shifting might be FUBAR....indexing will probably be off. You might want to change rear shifter to the friction option.

Dan
04-30-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,158
Posted By _ForceD_

My user name = _Last name First initial_ ...

My user name = _Last name First initial_



"As God is my witness," I didn't know alpacas could fly.

Dan
04-30-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By _ForceD_

Ben, good info there. Thanks. I had not...

Ben, good info there. Thanks. I had not considered a spacer on the driveside of the BB cartridge. I may convert to that. The washers I used really are quite thin. I had some that are about half the...
04-30-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By _ForceD_

You might have to contact a company that actually...

You might have to contact a company that actually makes the chain. Like SRAM. https://www.sram.com/

Dan
04-30-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,976
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes I'll talk to the dogs I encounter. It...

Sometimes I'll talk to the dogs I encounter. It kind of depends on the situation. Like suggested above...I don't want to cause the dog to become a burden to the owner...so if the dog seems agitated I...
04-30-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur with the cross chaining. Generally I try...

Concur with the cross chaining. Generally I try not to do it...but sometimes I do. These shims/washers just seem like the easiest way to overcome the rub. Obviously there are other ways (i.e. the...
04-29-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By _ForceD_

The chain is rubbing on the inside of the large...

The chain is rubbing on the inside of the large ring, not the derailleur. Adjusting the derailleur/shifter doesn't move the chain or chain ring.

Dan
04-29-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By _ForceD_

Chain rub

I just replaced my chain rings (double), chain, and cassette (7 gear). The new components are the same sizes as those I took off with the exception of the inner chainring. Instead of 52/42...
04-28-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,119
Posted By _ForceD_

I have a high ceiling in my garage so I use a few...

I have a high ceiling in my garage so I use a few of these things.
...
04-28-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By _ForceD_

Your Last Ride

billnuke1's thread about his accumulation of bike stuff, and his future demise got me thinking again about a subject that crosses my mind frequently: my last ride. Not the last as in "previous." But,...
04-26-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,975
Posted By _ForceD_

Having cleaned out my parents' house when my...

Having cleaned out my parents' house when my siblings and I moved them into a small, more manageable apartment in their twilight years, and more recently cleaning out my in-law's house after both of...
04-25-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By _ForceD_

Question for NYC Strava/MMR/etc. users.

My daughter lives in Manhattan and does lots of walking to/from work, meeting friends, etc. Like seven miles per day walking. She said to me that what wanted to start using Strava to track her...
04-22-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By _ForceD_

I prefer those frame pumps with a hose. In...

I prefer those frame pumps with a hose. In fact...Iíve made a couple of them myself and keep one with me on the bike. There have been a few times without a hose that Iíve broken the preseta valve...
04-18-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,580
Posted By _ForceD_

This is a ridiculous argument, and the author of...

This is a ridiculous argument, and the author of the article linked in the OP is simply sensationalizing his point. "Endurance sports" is/are simply "an activity." To begin with, his initial scenario...
04-14-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By _ForceD_

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/image_6873c03a71e4f97b0c74c28a89592fb1b9ccae7a.jpg
Is it perhaps a CF post in a CF frame? I have to use a grip paste on my CF frame...
04-14-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,441
Posted By _ForceD_

Hereís one. Itís not great but is much better...

Hereís one. Itís not great but is much better than original WD-40, and an actual lube.
...
04-11-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,122
Posted By _ForceD_

For my running shoes I've started cutting a slit...

For my running shoes I've started cutting a slit on the outside of the shoe...right where the upper meets the sole...from right at the little toe back to about mid arch. That's not an ideal situation...
04-10-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,122
Posted By _ForceD_

Just want to point out that wide feet arenít the...

Just want to point out that wide feet arenít the only reason for needing wide cycling shoes. Since I began cycling in the 80s I had done just fine with the normal, narrow-ish cycling shoes. Then a...
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