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11-30-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Maybe ease up on your pedal pressure, just before...

Maybe ease up on your pedal pressure, just before and during the shift. I think this is a good policy whenever you shift to a larger chain ring in front or to a larger cog in the rear.
11-27-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Heresy!!! Abomination!!!!

Heresy!!! Abomination!!!!
11-27-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 745
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My "gravel bike" is a carbon "adventure" bike...

My "gravel bike" is a carbon "adventure" bike that accepts up to 700x40 tires. I ride it on pavement, mostly. My rigid mtb is a 29+ bike, and it excells at gravel road riding, but is a slug on...
11-26-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,088
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Garmin Varia radar blinky rear light, paired with...

Garmin Varia radar blinky rear light, paired with a Garmin gps or the dedicated radar display unit that is sometimes bundled with the 510 Varia. You will learn to appreciate it.
11-19-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,021
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I heard on the Path Less Pedaled youtube channel...

I heard on the Path Less Pedaled youtube channel that you can get a set of carbon wheels for about $400, from a company called Hunt. You may like that upgrade.
11-17-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't know about the cassette removal...

I don't know about the cassette removal procedure, but for separating the stuck parts, PB Blaster is a miracle worker. Worth a try.
11-17-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't discount the appearance value of a bike....

I don't discount the appearance value of a bike. If I didn't like the color, I wouldn't buy it. I don't think replacement of the stem means you bought the wrong bike. You may find you want to try a...
11-17-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,608
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Path less pedaled youtube channel has a review of...

Path less pedaled youtube channel has a review of the bike.
11-15-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,153
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you have the task of pressure spraying the...

If you have the task of pressure spraying the concrete driveway, a high power gasoline driven sprayer might be called for. You can do it with a cheap electric model, but it takes a while. My cheapo...
11-15-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,153
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I use a cheap Harbor Freight electric pressure...

I use a cheap Harbor Freight electric pressure washer, always with a wide spray at a distance 6"-8"", so that I can put my fingers in the spray without damaging the skin. I direct the spray parallel...
Forum: Foo
11-13-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm in agreement with that sentiment, and...

I'm in agreement with that sentiment, and similarly I chose to bring no new life into a world with no future for humanity, because of humanity. I've felt we were overdue for a pandemic for a couple...
11-06-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Mine is the Topeak Mountain Morph, with gauge. A...

Mine is the Topeak Mountain Morph, with gauge. A bit heavier than the Lezyne, but less expensive.
11-06-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I rode with tire liners for a few years. My only...

I rode with tire liners for a few years. My only flat came from the end of the liner wearing a groove in the tube. Unless you're touring, you might be better off without a liner.
11-04-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I didn't remember that part, but I believe it...

I didn't remember that part, but I believe it borrows from the british and japanese cultures that held suicide to be a more honorable end than living with the disgrace of failure. But at whatever age...
11-04-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By DeadGrandpa

A perfect example of why you can't believe...

A perfect example of why you can't believe everything you read.
11-04-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'll be interested to see if they play the older...

I'll be interested to see if they play the older ones, with anvils falling on someone's head, or a hunting rifle/shotgun blowing the beak off Daffy's face. Cartoon violence was the best, and the...
11-01-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Put $25 a week in a jar as a first step to buying...

Put $25 a week in a jar as a first step to buying a new bike. While you are accumulating your bankroll, research bikes in the $1500+ price range and compare them to the bike you presently ride. And...
10-27-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Six+ years ago, I was 61, in fairly good shape,...

Six+ years ago, I was 61, in fairly good shape, not overweight and with no aches and pains. I thought hiking the Appalachian Trail would be a good thing to do. I rapidly acquired some aches and...
10-25-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By DeadGrandpa

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If...

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If you are really interested in whether or not to buy a new bike, the answer is YES, buy a new bike. The advantages of disc brakes or anything else are...
10-23-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,414
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have moved to a flat coastal location plentiful...

I have moved to a flat coastal location plentiful in variable winds. I have argued (discussed) the difference between the coastal road riding and the mountain gravel forest service road riding, with...
10-23-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,421
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have to say that I used to raise turkeys, and a...

I have to say that I used to raise turkeys, and a couple of decades ago, I had a flock of turkeys that were diagnosed with coronavirus. Not sure if I got sick; I tended to work every day regardless,...
10-22-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I used a hose clamp for two years until my bike...

I used a hose clamp for two years until my bike needed a drive train replacement. Lbs changed it out for a regular seat post clamp, without even asking me!. The nerve!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,092
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm not familiar with the Moots. I bought a...

I'm not familiar with the Moots. I bought a Bearclaw Thunderhawk. Later, via YouTube, I discovered that Alibaba has titanium frames (looking identical to mine) for less than a thousand bucks, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,092
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The frame alone cost $3,500? Or the entire bike?...

The frame alone cost $3,500? Or the entire bike? I recently bought a complete Ti bike, and it was substantially more than that. Yes, there were carbon parts to enhance the bling and keep the weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,092
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Titanium bikes cost a lot. That's how you know.

Titanium bikes cost a lot. That's how you know.
Forum: Foo
10-16-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 845
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't understand what you mean by "paved...

I don't understand what you mean by "paved trails", but I'm down with the 130 miles. Roll on, professor, roll on. Eat, sleep, ride; I am your disciple.
10-16-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have a rowing machine, but it doesn't really...

I have a rowing machine, but it doesn't really get too cold to ride here, so I haven't used it yet. And yeah, I have a set of weights, but I have all this pedaling to do. I'm pretty sure I will get...
10-16-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By DeadGrandpa

GDMBR, of course, but before that I think the...

GDMBR, of course, but before that I think the TNGA with maybe the northern extension that originates in Virginia. I forget what they call that. And so much more in between.
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,187
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Yes, I misunderstood. Didn't realize that...

Yes, I misunderstood. Didn't realize that Tarptent was a brand. Those linked above look fine. I suggest you look at REI.com. Their return policy is very helpful if you regret your purchase.

If...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,187
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Try doing a search on YouTube for "tyvek tarp...

Try doing a search on YouTube for "tyvek tarp tent". Tyvek is at least close to waterproof, and others have attempted what you are trying.
Forum: Introductions
10-10-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Well, your bikes sound like they are ok. The use...

Well, your bikes sound like they are ok. The use of the "Howdy" greeting makes me a little suspicious, because that's a country greeting, but that could just be me. A word of warning: make sure you...
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,023
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Don't give me any of that French double talk....

Don't give me any of that French double talk. I've spoken southern english all my life. "You" can be either singular or plural, but "Y'all" is only singular.

You're not an expert in the language,...
10-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,132
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It's not a silly question. A more upright riding...

It's not a silly question. A more upright riding position will cause more wind resistance than bent over in the drops, but it may not be worth it to you. I gave up the drop bars years ago, in favor...
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,023
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You're wrong. "Y'all" is singular. "All...

You're wrong.
"Y'all" is singular.
"All y'all" is plural.
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,763
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Best: Grew up on a farm, worked afternoons and...

Best:
Grew up on a farm, worked afternoons and weekends. Back to the farm after college and navy service. Raised turkeys from one day old to market, beef cattle (cow/calf, grass fed), for 27 years....
10-10-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,393
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My road/gravel bike is 700x40 also, and it was a...

My road/gravel bike is 700x40 also, and it was a little sketchy on certain sections of the Denali Hiway. I probably would have had better results if I had lowered the pressure first, but I know that...
10-10-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,414
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Since moving to the coast two years ago, I have...

Since moving to the coast two years ago, I have come to think of headwinds as "character building".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,301
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Sorry, I was using the marketing buzz phrase...

Sorry, I was using the marketing buzz phrase partly in jest. I thought it was humorous, but not everyone gets my humor. The part that was not in jest was the obvious deficiency (if you think it is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,301
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Deleting duplicate post.

Deleting duplicate post.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,301
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't see anything about it being "gravel...

I don't see anything about it being "gravel specific".
10-08-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,542
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Butterfly (Trekking) handlebars, very affordable,...

Butterfly (Trekking) handlebars, very affordable, or the Jones bars. Try Grab On Grips to eliminate the vibration, 1/4 inch of closed cell foam. You can wrap it with gel tape or just use the grips by...
10-07-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,910
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Try Grab On Grips. About 1/4 inch of a dense...

Try Grab On Grips. About 1/4 inch of a dense closed cell foam, very good at absorbing vibration. FYI, I wrap my Grab On Grips with whatever brand gel tape. Better than just the tape by far.
10-07-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Coincidentally, I also live on the Atlantic...

Coincidentally, I also live on the Atlantic coast, though about 2300 km south of you. I take it that you don't miss the drops, even into a headwind. My gf seems to have a definite advantage on the...
10-07-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have butterfly handlebars on my bike, and they...

I have butterfly handlebars on my bike, and they have a little bit of ride. However, I have them inverted so they have a downward swoop. Your poll didn't include those bars, of course, but I'm used...
10-06-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you continue to ride frequently, with more and...

If you continue to ride frequently, with more and more miles per ride, and try different saddles, your butt pain will diminish to near zero. Except for leather saddles. Those will take 500 miles to...
10-04-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,383
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have two possible physical reasons for not...

I have two possible physical reasons for not "feeling like riding": 1) Age related loss of testosterone, and 2) lack of caffeine. Also, I find in general that the longer I go without riding, my...
10-03-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,284
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Um, ok. What about the choice of frame material?...

Um, ok. What about the choice of frame material? If you use more compliant material for the tubing, can you or do you need to adjust the HT or ST angles? And what about the tube thickness, which is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By DeadGrandpa

That was a pretty good explanation of why the...

That was a pretty good explanation of why the logged information can be valuable. Thanks, Mr canklecat, and I wish you success in your pursuit of better health. I guess I'm just not a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I can't answer the technical aspects of recording...

I can't answer the technical aspects of recording the data of which you speak. How is that information valuable to you?

I'm sorry, but I don't get it. Do you look back over your notes a month...
09-29-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,905
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Don't care if they win or lose. Don't care...

Don't care if they win or lose. Don't care whether they play or not.
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