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Forum: Commuting
08-27-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By head_wind

This thread is from '07 and I have no...

This thread is from '07 and I have no recollection.
03-18-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,320
Posted By head_wind

The low gear on my road bike (w/ Shimano triple)...

The low gear on my road bike (w/ Shimano triple) is 30/25 (F/R). The low on my 'cross bike (w/ Campy compact double) is 34/29. The gear difference is 2% which I assert is indistinguishable from 0%....
Forum: Foo
03-11-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,079
Posted By head_wind

Inhaling smoke just doesn't seem like a good...

Inhaling smoke just doesn't seem like a good idea. That said, I certainly favor legalization.

Here in Colorado we have recently permitted medical MJ and I have my usual reaction: States are...
03-10-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,815
Posted By head_wind

Am I the only one who uses a fish?? Fluke??

Am I the only one who uses a fish?? Fluke??
03-09-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By head_wind

I grew up on the beach and am completely at ease...

I grew up on the beach and am completely at ease in the water. Unfortunately I'm a terrible swimmer. I have a poor kick, an awful stroke, and I don't know how to breathe.

Also, having grown up...
02-21-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,455
Posted By head_wind

I'm mis-communicating. I wasn't proposing that...

I'm mis-communicating. I wasn't proposing that longer chainstays were better (which would be the same as saying that shorter chainstays were worse). All that I was saying was that I can't see any...
02-21-10, 01:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,455
Posted By head_wind

I don't want to make this into an oversimplified...

I don't want to make this into an oversimplified case that looses all meaning. Let me tie down another parameter and say that I believe that I'm not over the edge. Tell me if you think I am.
...
02-20-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,455
Posted By head_wind

Let me propose a little thought experiment. ...

Let me propose a little thought experiment. Imagine two bikes, one of which is your favorite climbing bike. For the other bike imagine that it 1) has the exact same fit (contact points to your body...
02-19-10, 11:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,455
Posted By head_wind

I have some difficulty with the notion that...

I have some difficulty with the notion that quoting authority could or should yield the answer. This is a physics problem. I don't know the answer but a physics solution is the only approach that I...
02-18-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,455
Posted By head_wind

When the pros use a bike for climbing they'll...

When the pros use a bike for climbing they'll likely use it for descending those same hills. A shorter wheelbase will be less stable and therefore better handling in switchbacks. Maybe thats why...
02-16-10, 07:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,455
Posted By head_wind

I have two bikes that look sorta alike but in...

I have two bikes that look sorta alike but in reality have almost nothing in common. Bike 1 is a Ti Lemond road bike w/ 290 tpi Vittoria tires. Bike B is a Ti Dean cross bike with Maxxis cross...
02-16-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,455
Posted By head_wind

I don't understand flex as an issue either. If...

I don't understand flex as an issue either. If there is flex then we can use a spring analogy. During compression energy is _not transmitted to the wheel_. Compression ends and the energy is...
02-07-10, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By head_wind

Thanks. I figure that this project will likely...

Thanks. I figure that this project will likely come to fruition in spite of the politics since we will be spending other peoples money, not ours. (Well, yours and mine but we aren't all that smart...
02-07-10, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By head_wind

Stapfam: I've got a bike configuration issue...

Stapfam:

I've got a bike configuration issue sort of like yours. My shoulders are held together with the proverbial bailing wire and gum from a motorcycle accident ~45 years ago. I am in pain on...
02-07-10, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By head_wind

The Colorado Springs Bike Club is said to be "an...

The Colorado Springs Bike Club is said to be "an eating club with a biking disorder" or something.
02-04-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By head_wind

Spinz: which spleen of the Neuman family are you...

Spinz: which spleen of the Neuman family are you in?? I know that most families have differing legs, but we are special. Besides, you are very ugly.

Sorry but I couldn't help but be a wise-a**...
02-03-10, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By head_wind

I really like Ergo brifters. Everything else is...

I really like Ergo brifters. Everything else is commodity stuff to me.
02-01-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,348
Posted By head_wind

Can your brakes lock up your wheels?? As long as...

Can your brakes lock up your wheels?? As long as they can then the coefficient of friction of the tires is the limiting factor. Try better tires.

What is the chance we are addressing the wrong...
01-28-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By head_wind

I can't answer your exact question but can tell...

I can't answer your exact question but can tell you what I do. I presume you have access to a GPS. I start using the distance/rotations coefficient from the instructions. At the end of a ride I...
01-26-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By head_wind

IIRC, Jean Sheppard's taxidermy hobby was cruelly...

IIRC, Jean Sheppard's taxidermy hobby was cruelly terminated when his mother found the cat in the coal bin.
01-25-10, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By head_wind

In the beginning of July I had a rotator cuff...

In the beginning of July I had a rotator cuff tear. If there was an event associated with this tear I was out to lunch at the time. I wanted a particular orthopedic surgeon (who happens to do a lot...
01-25-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By head_wind

I remember listening to Jean Sheppard on WOR(?)...

I remember listening to Jean Sheppard on WOR(?) talking about, at the age of 12, replying to a comic book ad for instructions to become a taxidermist. I wish I remembered it better.
01-22-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By head_wind

I'm really curious. What was the diagnosis and...

I'm really curious. What was the diagnosis and what was the fix??
01-22-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By head_wind

They made a big deal of what a great job Little...

They made a big deal of what a great job Little Rock did.
01-22-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By head_wind

Consultants can say anything at the beginning of...

Consultants can say anything at the beginning of a study. "People will only walk one block." "People will only walk four blocks." Same guy during the same pitch! I'm told that bike racks in the...
01-22-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By head_wind

Consultants can say anything at the beginning of...

Consultants can say anything at the beginning of a study. "People will only walk one block." "People will only walk four blocks." Same guy during the same pitch! I'm told that bike racks in the...
01-21-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,001
Posted By head_wind

sausage juice: links to links cat juice: ...

sausage juice: links to links
cat juice: lynx to links
01-21-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By head_wind

Denver's light rail is quite nice but Colorado...

Denver's light rail is quite nice but Colorado Springs?? We had what I'd benevolently call a modest bus system whose size and frequency we recently cut back severely. The Colorado Springs <->...
01-20-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By head_wind

I've hardly been in Europe at all since getting...

I've hardly been in Europe at all since getting consumed by cycling so I don't really know. Ignoring my lack of knowledge, as I recall, European cities have complex systems. In Paris I remember...
01-19-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By head_wind

I find yelling fruitless. Some of the time I can...

I find yelling fruitless. Some of the time I can even hear their earbuds. I use a bell and have given up going beyond that. Also, while walking, cyclists yell "on your left" when they are two...
01-19-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By head_wind

I've gotten permission to distribute the...

I've gotten permission to distribute the documents from the consultant. They intend to put them up on the study's website anyway. They are three .pdfs whose sizes are 1.9 MB, 110 KB, and 800KB. If...
01-19-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By head_wind

BengeBoy and anyone else: I've just requested...

BengeBoy and anyone else: I've just requested permission to share the documentation. It was provided without strings but I want to ask. Presuming permission what would be the best way for me to...
01-18-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By head_wind

The contractor sent me lots of documentation to...

The contractor sent me lots of documentation to read. It seems like it may be an answered issue. Also, they weren't just blowing me off.
01-16-10, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By head_wind

Advocacy Issue: Streetcar Study

Currently in Colorado Springs there is a “shall we have a small streetcar system?” study underway. I recently attended what I believe was the first public meeting discussing it. In the abstract I...
01-09-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By head_wind

That is exactly the geezer issue. I've read that...

That is exactly the geezer issue. I've read that some of the slow-twitch can be converted to fast-twitch with plyometrics. I could never tell though.
12-27-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,290
Posted By head_wind

When I was in elementary school (and dodged the...

When I was in elementary school (and dodged the glaciers) I had a siren on my 20" bike. It had a chain attached to the handlebar and if I pulled on the chain it moved like a generator and it's...
12-14-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,203
Posted By head_wind

On Campy cables I've failed soldering with...

On Campy cables I've failed soldering with lead/tin solder with resin flux and with acid flux. What I do now is run about three turns of fine (~22 gage) solid copper wire around the stainless cable...
07-30-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By head_wind

If this is meant to be a "green" building then...

If this is meant to be a "green" building then there is sure to be a discussion of LEED certification. I believe that the LEED criteria already include some bike friendly stuff but in truth I can't...
06-26-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By head_wind

http://www.velonews.com/article/90057/technical-qa...

http://www.velonews.com/article/90057/technical-qa-with-lennard-zinn---hangin--out
06-23-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,552
Posted By head_wind

I haven't used them in years but did really like...

I haven't used them in years but did really like them. In the same way that some folks have difficulty with "hot spots" using clipless pedals they become a possibility on the tops of your feet.
...
06-23-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,456
Posted By head_wind

This is exactly right. I propose an experiment: ...

This is exactly right. I propose an experiment: select a descent and with minimal power to start, coast each bike down and note the speeds. You'll see the difference. If I have my racing tires on...
06-20-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,448
Posted By head_wind

If those rims are what I think they are I'd...

If those rims are what I think they are I'd recommend that you become hydrophobic!!
06-16-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By head_wind

I've been unable to solder some cables even using...

I've been unable to solder some cables even using acid flux. Now I take some fine (about #22) copper wire (solid, not braided) and wind 3 or 4 turns around the cable and solder that. When you first...
06-15-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By head_wind

Retrofititng is possible but...

Retrofititng is possible but (http://www.sandsmachine.com/#install)

"# Retrofitting BTCs™ to your existing frame can be arranged through a retailer but it is more commonly done by going direct to...
06-15-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,568
Posted By head_wind

For a secret-decoder-ring to help determine...

For a secret-decoder-ring to help determine exactly what it is try http://www.cyclespeugeot.com/index.html and http://retropeugeot.com/. We have two UO8s that we bought in '73. I've intended to...
06-03-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,349
Posted By head_wind

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/may/31/boulde...

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/may/31/boulder-drivers-new-law-cyclists/

The sheriff said: "If I could get anything across, it's that a little courtesy and common sense would go a long way."...
05-20-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By head_wind

Maybe this'll help: ...

Maybe this'll help:
http://www.derailleurhanger.com/
05-20-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By head_wind

I have an Etrex Vista Hcx (I refuse to use their...

I have an Etrex Vista Hcx (I refuse to use their capitalization!) and have one issue which is with the aneroid altimeter. I had an episode where it was reading ~3,600 feet too high. My village...
05-19-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,444
Posted By head_wind

The Crank Bros cleats are asymmetrical. With one...

The Crank Bros cleats are asymmetrical. With one on the left and the other on the right they release at 20°. With the cleats 'reversed' (on the opposite shoes) the release angle is 15°.
05-17-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By head_wind

In town in Colorado Springs (really near the edge...

In town in Colorado Springs (really near the edge of town on Cheyenne Mountain) we currently have bear cub prints on our driveway. That scares me more than an adult as it is difficult to know if you...
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