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06-21-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By base2

This may/may not apply anymore, but I found the...

This may/may not apply anymore, but I found the phone app buggy when battery save mode &/or data save mode was enabled. Sometimes it would only record while the screen was on, sometimes not....
06-21-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,267
Posted By base2

Wow, an Epilepsy thread. Awesome. Canadian...

Wow, an Epilepsy thread. Awesome.

Canadian Epilepsy Alliance (http://www.canadianepilepsyalliance.org/about-epilepsy/types-of-seizures/photosensitive-epilepsy/)

So while I understand that some...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By base2

392mm chainstay length seems short to me & that...

392mm chainstay length seems short to me & that 5mm clearance to the seat tube is going to make fenders or ever going larger tires difficult. For comparison, even my wifes size 53 Cervelo has around...
06-21-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,267
Posted By base2

According to the numbers thrown around in this...

According to the numbers thrown around in this very thread: 0.012 * 0.03 = 0.00036 per cent of Americans have photosensetive epilepsy.

Of those 0.00036 per 100 Americans with photosensetive...
06-20-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By base2

Just plain bearing grease from the autoparts...

Just plain bearing grease from the autoparts store. My local shop uses the red automotive wheel bearing grease for disc brake automobiles. Every nut/bolt/thread

I use the blue/green marine wheel...
06-15-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By base2

It's just a magnet that induces a current in the...

It's just a magnet that induces a current in the coil of wire that is the sesnor. The pulse of Alternating Current is what the computer is counting. So any magnet of sufficient strength to induce a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,440
Posted By base2

Well, actually, it's a mineral. Straight outta...

Well, actually, it's a mineral. Straight outta the Earth. If it were a food, the label "natural" would be applied to the box or bag it came in.

The danger is not that it's a fiber that can not be...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-19, 02:52 PM
06-08-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By base2

Well, I should think they'll stand up to your roads just fine.

They look like Vision Metron 40's to me.
06-08-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By base2

FWIW: It's good practice to grease every nut,...

FWIW: It's good practice to grease every nut, every bolt, every threaded everything, every time.

Stainless fasteners are a bit pricier than not, but at a $ or 2, at a time it's a managable...
06-07-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,628
Posted By base2

No sharpened bladed spokes?

No sharpened bladed spokes?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,440
Posted By base2

This just in: Rider who crashed while racing...

This just in: Rider who crashed while racing reports injury.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 27,724
Posted By base2

The string of blown out spokes, buckle visible on...

The string of blown out spokes, buckle visible on the backside of the fork and the angle of the tear from upper/forward to lower/aft indicate that something was jammed in the wheel as she rode.
...
06-04-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,302
Posted By base2

I disagree with the premise. We already know...

I disagree with the premise.
We already know civilization took a wrong turn. Yet we ride anyway. The danger is the human driver with his very human limited attention, limited skills, limited...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,969
Posted By base2

Why not just trim the end of the guard to fit? Is...

Why not just trim the end of the guard to fit? Is it not stamped metal or plastic?

I wouldn't think it would be too hard to use the piece you trimmed off as a template to drill & remount the...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By base2

As has been said: Ninja skillz, motorcycle...

As has been said: Ninja skillz, motorcycle endorsement, cameras, situational awareness, experience, the power of prediction, etc...

My own personal addition: I find good brakes, really strong legs...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,094
Posted By base2

Oh, YEAH? Well we have this: The bestest link in...

Oh, YEAH? Well we have this: The bestest link in the world

Clearly Holland has no idea what they're doing in the disempowerment, servitude & misery department.
05-29-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,605
Posted By base2

To your post as a whole: Consider the whole thing...

To your post as a whole: Consider the whole thing as a complete package sort of deal.

Some of us here are still rocking mid-90's hardtails with bonded aluminum tubes with full XTR and RockShox...
05-20-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,742
Posted By base2

I weigh 200, and had a bike built for crossing...

I weigh 200, and had a bike built for crossing any road on any continent carrying 100 pounds of stuff & it is a 3 pound frame & lighter than most carbon.

Vari-Wall ThermLX tubing.

It rides like...
Replies: 60
Views: 3,714
Posted By base2

After all that, I'd never do business with USPS...

After all that, I'd never do business with USPS again! (Though they do a really good job delivering my utility bills :) )

Seriously though, how many $3000 wheelsets do you think it's ok...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,692
Posted By base2

I don't tour, but I have been known to blow...

I don't tour, but I have been known to blow ridiculous amount of money on bicycles & related paraphanelia.

What andrewclause said is spot on.
Ditch the subscription services. Pandora, Spotify,...
05-13-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,423
Posted By base2

Subtlty & nuance. Both of his posts mean...

Subtlty & nuance.

Both of his posts mean different things.

A person is smart. People are dumb.
On a seperate & unrelated note: People sometimes blow more money on lesser bikes that are newer....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,203
Posted By base2

No. You don't have to *wait* 6 weeks. Just go out...

No. You don't have to *wait* 6 weeks. Just go out & hammer down until your eyes bleed. It'll use that ride as the best effort for all data points that ride is the superior wattage. If you weren't as...
05-10-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,835
Posted By base2

Probably true. Psychoanalysing the reasons behind...

Probably true. Psychoanalysing the reasons behind their behavior is likely as fruitless as pondering a monkeys understanding of Shakespear as it flings poo on the zoo cage glass.
05-10-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,423
Posted By base2

I'm not sure I ever got the whole people looking...

I'm not sure I ever got the whole people looking down on old bikes thing...There was this one time I was chastised in the frame builders forum for puting effort into a Schwinn Varsity, but in real...
05-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,480
Posted By base2

I got into a big fight about this on the tandem...

I got into a big fight about this on the tandem sub awhile ago. Basically I was told I was wrong & that I was a dumb idiot because it should work, so I "must be doing it wrong."

The only solution...
05-06-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,748
Posted By base2

$8000 all in, after tax. Custom paint,...

$8000 all in, after tax.

Custom paint, custom geometry with clearance for 2 inch mtn bike tires, super extended wheel base & sized for my particular proportions in Vari-wall ThermLX tandem tubing,...
05-03-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,976
Posted By base2

And that is exactly it. Evenly distributed...

And that is exactly it. Evenly distributed between hands, feet, sit-bones.

On newer bikes from the shop, the tendency is to have the bars too high. There's a dozen reasons, but none of those are...
04-30-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,015
Posted By base2

So a guy walks into a bar...

He says: "Ouch!" :roflmao:

Ok. So a Vegan and a Crossfit guy come in to my gym. You know how I know? They both told me. :roflmao2:

Ok...So in that light, but on a more serious note:

Onwards...
04-29-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,310
Posted By base2

I hit a dog once....

I hit a dog once. (https://www.strava.com/activities/561293143)

I'm only posting the Strava link because it's hard to get your photos out of Strava on mobile.

In anycase, I was keeping to the...
04-23-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By base2

Yep. Usually I set the chain length so that in...

Yep. Usually I set the chain length so that in the small/small combination the addition of 1 link (or half a link, depending on if you are using pins or master-links) would cause the chain to drag...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,533
Posted By base2

Will I ever go disc? Yes. After a bout of super...

Will I ever go disc? Yes.
After a bout of super lame 160mm rotors & OEM garbage Tektro, I was ready to swear them off forever. But then I upgraded to 180mm rotors & I could see a glimpse of promise...
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