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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By dorkypants

It may vary from model to model, but on my 2004...

It may vary from model to model, but on my 2004 Air Friday, there's both a serial number on the front of the underside of the bottom bracket, and a plate attached to the frame behind its vestigial...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,788
Posted By dorkypants

Your self-signed security certificate has...

Your self-signed security certificate has expired. Many browsers will not connect to your site because of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By dorkypants

The machine-generated cue sheets have a...

The machine-generated cue sheets have a particularly difficult time with unnamed paths and pass-throughs, often "approximating" by referencing a nearby named street, which of course produces...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By dorkypants

RideWithGPS also has heat maps

RideWithGPS also has heat maps
Forum: Europe
02-20-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By dorkypants

Both Strava and RideWithGPS should be able to...

Both Strava and RideWithGPS should be able to give you cycling routes if you opt for a free trial of their paid membership. Or, many of the cycling-oriented hotels in Rimini should have cycling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,130
Posted By dorkypants

For many years I've ridden a Bike Friday Air...

For many years I've ridden a Bike Friday Air Friday folding bike with 20" (ETRTO 451) wheels, a custom steel Steve Rex road bike with Bicycle Torque Couplers that lets the main triangle disassemble...
09-19-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By dorkypants

AFAIK the various Garmin Varias (I have the...

AFAIK the various Garmin Varias (I have the RTL510) are designed to detect cars approaching from behind, not bikes. The rate-of-closing-in is typically significantly higher for a car than a bicycle,...
08-26-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By dorkypants

first find out if you're actually fast or slow

You might consider getting an inexpensive GPS and a free-tier Strava account. Then go out and record some of your rides, upload them to Strava and see how you stack up against other Strava riders to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By dorkypants

Try Italian brands. I'm 5'6" (shorter than when I...

Try Italian brands. I'm 5'6" (shorter than when I was younger) and usually wear size M (38" chest), with the length being about right. I always found Italian jerseys (specifically Sportful) in M...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By dorkypants

Take a look at Selle Anatomica and/or Rivet. Both...

Take a look at Selle Anatomica and/or Rivet. Both are (most models) leather saddles with cutouts, designed by people who've done lots of double-centuries and other ultra-endurance rides. I use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By dorkypants

Berto's chart is for weight over each wheel of...

Berto's chart is for weight over each wheel of the bike with rider on it, fully dressed and bike loaded with all accessories and other gear it's normally equipped with. It's not for just the bare...
08-01-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By dorkypants

Why wouldn't a bar-end mirror work on the...

Why wouldn't a bar-end mirror work on the Longbikes Slipstream? Doesn't need to be charged up, runs forever, no need to remember to turn it on or off, no Bluetooth/ANT+ connectivity issues to cause...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,630
Posted By dorkypants

Try searching on climbbybike.com and salite.ch...

Try searching on climbbybike.com and salite.ch (the latter has more focus outside the US)
06-14-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By dorkypants

Haven't tried these myself, but a Cool Tools...

Haven't tried these myself, but a Cool Tools recommendation is for 3M Scotchlok Butt Connectors (https://kk.org/cooltools/scotchlok-butt-connectors/).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,180
Posted By dorkypants

Laces may look cool and retro, but they are a...

Laces may look cool and retro, but they are a potential hazard. I started with laced shoes, which were the only option, back in the days of toeclips and straps and cleats that you hammered into your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By dorkypants

You didn't say if the BF is a recent model or an...

You didn't say if the BF is a recent model or an older used one. If the bar-ends are indexed, they shouldn't feel terribly different from brifters, since the cable/housing lengths don't differ a huge...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By dorkypants

I replaced the 1" threaded steel fork on my old...

I replaced the 1" threaded steel fork on my old steel bike with a 1" threadless carbon fork with alloy steerer tube. It's worked fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By dorkypants

Carver Bikes, Maine, USA makes Ti bikes, some...

Carver Bikes, Maine, USA makes Ti bikes, some with Gates belt drive
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By dorkypants

Have you tried contacting the manufacturer via...

Have you tried contacting the manufacturer via their Contact Us form (https://wilier.com/en/contacts) at wilier.com? They should be able to ID your bike for you from its serial number.

I have a...
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,149
Posted By dorkypants

As you say, everyone's different, so I'll add my...

As you say, everyone's different, so I'll add my positive review of my Selle Anatomica Titanico to counter the preceding negative reviews.

I can't compare to Brooks (apart from a very hard,...
Forum: Recumbent
04-16-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,057
Posted By dorkypants

Shimano makes a 9-speed Capreo hub and cassette...

Shimano makes a 9-speed Capreo hub and cassette for small-wheeled bikes that goes down to a 9-tooth small cog. Bike Friday modifies the Capreo hub to take a 10-speed cassette (don't know whose...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,729
Posted By dorkypants

Yes, it's less convenient to do #2...

Yes, it's less convenient to do #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) isn't a problem: I...
Forum: Touring
02-14-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By dorkypants

I joined a group of friends who went with Czech...

I joined a group of friends who went with Czech Active Tours at the instigation of a couple who'd done an earlier tour with them and were very pleased with their service. CAT provided excellent...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,107
Posted By dorkypants

I've done hilly Centuries in the US, Alpine...

I've done hilly Centuries in the US, Alpine granfondi in Italy and a hilly cyclosportive in France on my Air Friday. The Italians tended to look askance with smirks, probably thinking "this idiot's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By dorkypants

I run a 12-30 Centaur 10-speed cassette with a...

I run a 12-30 Centaur 10-speed cassette with a 2019 Veloce medium-cage rear derailleur and a 34x50 Centaur crankset, so you could go larger than 29T with an appropriate rear derailleur.
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By dorkypants

One SIM, no roaming charges

When I biked from Prague to Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest in May 2018, I just used a Vodafone SIM bought at the Prague airport. There were no roaming charges because the EU has outlawed roaming...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By dorkypants

Hudz, meh!

Had the same experience. The Hudz hoods are too soft. They wear away much faster than the original Campy hoods. I went back to Campy.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,538
Posted By dorkypants

At least in Silicon Valley there are several...

At least in Silicon Valley there are several causes: local governments and/or quasi-govt. agencies (such as fire departments) want to levy "permit" fees on organized events taking place in their...
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,868
Posted By dorkypants

Have you tried contacting CruzBike to see if they...

Have you tried contacting CruzBike to see if they have an "ambassador" in your area? An ambassador is a CruzBike owner who's willing to show their bike to prospective buyers and maybe even let them...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By dorkypants

A friend of mine—who owns a BMW and also used to...

A friend of mine—who owns a BMW and also used to bike—once told me this joke:

Q: What's the difference between a porcupine and a BMW?

A: A porcupine has its pr*cks on the outside
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,120
Posted By dorkypants

Graziella is a girl's/woman's name. From...

Graziella is a girl's/woman's name. From babynames.com: The meaning of the name Graziella is Lovely And With Grace
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,846
Posted By dorkypants

I used latex tubes for a while and went back to...

I used latex tubes for a while and went back to butyl tubes. Latex performs better, but while I don't mind giving away an inexpensive butyl tube to a fellow cyclist who needs a spare tube, latex is...
12-02-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,151
Posted By dorkypants

I did that back when I was a poor student...

I did that back when I was a poor student watching my pennies. The road shocks/vibrations are hell on a flashlight's contact points, so eventually either the switch or the battery contacts (or both)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By dorkypants

There's more to it than seatpost/seat tube...

There's more to it than seatpost/seat tube design. Where and how the frame pivots to fold also makes a difference, as does the material (steel, aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber) and geometry of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,625
Posted By dorkypants

Isn't the bike mostly unsprung mass, whereas your...

Isn't the bike mostly unsprung mass, whereas your body and whatever else is attached to it that's not the bike are sprung mass? Unsprung mass feels like more inertia than sprung mass.
Forum: Touring
11-10-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By dorkypants

Among the shortest multi-day tours are weekend...

Among the shortest multi-day tours are weekend "getaways" where you stay in the same B&B or hotel and do out-and-back rides. Suppose you have 2 riding days and the planned rides are around 35 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By dorkypants

Color me skeptical too. None of their images...

Color me skeptical too. None of their images shows the light in bright daylight: how visible is it then? I've used an (admittedly tiny) Sigma brake light that clamped onto the brake cable between the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By dorkypants

Pine cones are hazards whether they hit you while...

Pine cones are hazards whether they hit you while falling or are already lying on the pavement. We've had people in pace lines go down from hitting them either because the riders ahead didn't signal...
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By dorkypants

There is also the really old Hwy 1 remnant going...

There is also the really old Hwy 1 remnant going over San Pedro Mountain, now called "Planet of the Apes (https://rootsrated.com/san-francisco-ca/cycling/planet-of-the-apes-ride)". It used to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,358
Posted By dorkypants

Aluminum rims can trigger inductive loops, if the...

Aluminum rims can trigger inductive loops, if the loops are tuned to detect the smaller magnetic-field disruption they produce. In my area some loops aren't tuned for bicycles, but reporting the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,751
Posted By dorkypants

How about using a hydration pack? You can get...

How about using a hydration pack? You can get water reservoirs with capacities up to 3L
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-18, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By dorkypants

steephill.tv republishes elevation profiles...

steephill.tv republishes elevation profiles provided by the official Giro organization. If you go to giroditalia.it/eng/, click on a stage, scroll down to where the overall elevation profile is shown...
03-22-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By dorkypants

There are electronic bike horns. Some of them may...

There are electronic bike horns. Some of them may offer an Ahooga choice
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By dorkypants

I've ridden a number of different granfondi over...

I've ridden a number of different granfondi over the years. All I needed to show was my membership card from my local (recreational) US cycling club. They infer that if you belong to a cycling club,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,616
Posted By dorkypants

700c is a French tire size designation. 622 is...

700c is a French tire size designation. 622 is the ETRTO international standard for the same tire size. Gory details on: Sheldon Brown's page on tire sizing...
Forum: Touring
01-25-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By dorkypants

In the early 2000s a friend of mine bought a bare...

In the early 2000s a friend of mine bought a bare frame (no fork) in Italy direct from the manufacturer because it was stupid-light. He didn't want to carry it around with him because he was...
Forum: Touring
01-25-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By dorkypants

The city is Lucca (LUKE-kah). Luca (LOO-kah) is a...

The city is Lucca (LUKE-kah). Luca (LOO-kah) is a man's/boy's name.
Forum: Recumbent
01-09-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By dorkypants

23lb: Carbontrikes...

23lb: Carbontrikes (http://www.carbontrikes.com/eng/index.html) (Sweden)

http://www.carbontrikes.com/images/carbontrikes_pic20.jpg

The rims and hubs in the photo are metal. Replacing them with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,593
Posted By dorkypants

Sheldon Brown's page on tire sizes...

Sheldon Brown's page on tire sizes (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html) says that 20" tires in decimal inch widths are ETRTO 406 mm, whereas 20" in fractional inch widths are (with some...
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