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02-12-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,263
Posted By mgb

I remember reading in an older book that one way...

I remember reading in an older book that one way to stop a bike when the brakes had failed was to spin the handlebars to get the front wheel sideways and let the front wheel and forks collapse into...
08-15-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,501
Posted By mgb

"Metabolically Healthy" at the START of the...

"Metabolically Healthy" at the START of the study. The healthy overweight may have been more likely to slip into the metabolically unhealthy category during the 12 years of the study.
Forum: Touring
08-26-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,827
Posted By mgb

They're damned hard to mount. One issue is that...

They're damned hard to mount. One issue is that the belting reduces the internal volume. Use a smaller tube size than you normally would.
08-04-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,169
Posted By mgb

I have the Shimano A530's. I went with those...

I have the Shimano A530's. I went with those because I wanted the dual clip/platform capability. Truthfully I only ever use them with clips so they might not have been the best choice. As I recall, a...
08-04-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 16,741
Posted By mgb

I never ride with ear buds. I often run with them...

I never ride with ear buds. I often run with them (right ear only) and I find that I am more likely to be surprised by a passing bike or runner ('m slow) if I'm listening to music, even with one ear...
06-22-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,951
Posted By mgb

More and more riders and joggers do wear the...

More and more riders and joggers do wear the highly visible colors, and that's a good thing, but if I come to expect it as a driver I'm less likely to be scanning for anyone still wearing the drab...
11-17-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 12,434
Posted By mgb

Half Moon Bay, just down the coast from me, is...

Half Moon Bay, just down the coast from me, is implementing separated paths along Highway 1.

Accidents are happening at intersections....
09-04-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,757
Posted By mgb

I live in California and I'm glad they passed the...

I live in California and I'm glad they passed the law. No, it has not been well publicized and no, it is not well understood. I don't understand it myself. For instance, it specifically applies to...
08-21-14, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By mgb

Bike weight

So I weighed my bicycle. Using a bathroom scale and me, with and without the bike, I calculate the weight to be between 32 and 35 pounds as I ride it, with lights, handlebar bag (with a little stuff)...
07-01-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,120
Posted By mgb

This is exactly my situation. I live about 2...

This is exactly my situation. I live about 2 minutes from CA 1 and I'd love to be able to ride from my house and down the coast, but the first mile of highway 1 that I see is a climb with no...
04-01-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By mgb

This highway 1 trail in Half Moon Bay is very...

This highway 1 trail in Half Moon Bay is very dangerous where it crosses roads like Filbert, that don't have any stop sign or signal on the highway. Cars will make the turn fast to avoid oncoming...
03-05-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By mgb

Rather than using an real spirit level you can...

Rather than using an real spirit level you can use the level utility in the iPhone compass app. Get a reading, then reverse the bike and get a second reading. The difference between the two is the...
02-17-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By mgb

How steep, really?

I usually map my rides with ridewithgps or mapmyride, in order to get a good estimate of the grades. Now that iphones have level apps, I decided to check a few spots on my usual loop, driving the...
02-04-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,243
Posted By mgb

6' 2" and 277.5 lbs on January 1 For the...

6' 2" and 277.5 lbs on January 1

For the calendar year 2014 I want to accomplish the following:

Weight:
Lose 12.5 lbs every three months. For real, no backsliding.

Riding:
Ride 100 miles...
11-13-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,039
Posted By mgb

In cities it's trucks and buses, not cars. ...

In cities it's trucks and buses, not cars.
https://medium.com/improving-our-cities/1456bbd017d9

and another bus fatality since the list was updated.
Replies: 13
Views: 16,379
Posted By mgb

Ha! I have the same Continental Touring Plus...

Ha! I have the same Continental Touring Plus 700x28 tire and the same two pinched tubes. I wanted to replace a squared off 700x28 Continental Contact before riding a century. Eventually gave up...
10-30-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,411
Posted By mgb

Is it safe to use a Presta valve tube in a...

Is it safe to use a Presta valve tube in a Schraeder rim WITHOUT the adaptor? I'm doing that right now, Presta in the rear tire and Schraeder in the front tire . I though it was probably ok since the...
10-22-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By mgb

Really cool! Some of those routes look awfully...

Really cool! Some of those routes look awfully familiar. La Honda to San Gregorio, but where's Woodside? Mayfield instead of Palo Alto and Baden instead of South San Francisco.
10-20-13, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By mgb

Last man in at Foxy's

Yesterday I finished my second century ever, and the second time I've ridden Foxy's Fall Century hosted by the Davis Bike Club. I was not prepared, didn't have enough base miles in, but I was 10...
10-20-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,686
Posted By mgb

I just did this one. Beautiful weather, just a...

I just did this one. Beautiful weather, just a little wind. I can't say enough for the support. Great people at the Davis Bike Club. One of the sag drivers brought me a bottle of water when I was out...
09-26-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By mgb

I've been looking for small spade connectors,...

I've been looking for small spade connectors, too, and just today found some .110" male and female non-insulated connectors made by Philmore. They look like the right size to match the connectors in...
09-26-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By mgb

What is the best way to do an accurate roll-out...

What is the best way to do an accurate roll-out measurement?
09-24-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,527
Posted By mgb

Lots of good contradictory advice here! That's...

Lots of good contradictory advice here! That's what I want. My take: I can work on core strength and flexibility off the bike but I need to practice riding in the rotated forward position on the...
09-23-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,527
Posted By mgb

How do I learn to ride in the drops?

58 years old, 257 lbs. Riding an old style steel sport tourer with old style handlebars -- which I like. Brooks B17 saddle at the same height as the bars. It doesn't give me the "Disappears under me...
09-17-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By mgb

I'd be happy to see pictures of a clean...

I'd be happy to see pictures of a clean installation. What I have right now is a Sanyo bottom bracket dynamo that I'm going to eventually replace with something more modern. For wiring I'm thinking...
09-13-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By mgb

Wiring how-to?

I've been reading through this forum and lots of good information here, but I'm hoping to find a single how-to or FAQ that tells me in general terms how to wire a steel frame (or non-steel) bike for...
09-13-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,006
Posted By mgb

weight 260 lbs tire size 700x28 tire type...

weight 260 lbs
tire size 700x28
tire type Continental Contact
inflation 90 front 100 rear. I'd go higher in back but the max pressure is 102.

Rear wears very rapidly, front hardly at all.
09-13-13, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,276
Posted By mgb

Well I started this thread to get some...

Well I started this thread to get some information and I certainly have. I see that greater clydes experience the same problems I have with learning how to stand and climb and that lesser clydes find...
09-12-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,276
Posted By mgb

Standing Clyde

I've been riding pretty regularly for a couple of years but I've never been comfortable climbing standing. It just seemed unnatural, clumsy and fatiguing, so I would always sit and spin the way I was...
08-17-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By mgb

I would also like to know how the tuner cleaner...

I would also like to know how the tuner cleaner worked out for the OP. I've been trying out an NH-T6 I used many years ago. It took about 10 miles for the screeching to start. I lubed with RZ-50 dry...
08-14-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By mgb

Rust on cable guides

My 83 Schwinn is showing rust on the brake cable guides on the top tube, quite a bit of rust on the one farthest forward. I'm getting ready to replace the brake cables and want to treat the areas to...
07-25-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,528
Posted By mgb

Bell or voice, it doesn't matter, but please make...

Bell or voice, it doesn't matter, but please make your presence known. I run sometimes and ride sometimes on a local path. When running I'm plugged in, but I can still hear and I'm aware of bikes....
07-22-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By mgb

My 83 Schwinn (Panasonic made) came with a 52/42...

My 83 Schwinn (Panasonic made) came with a 52/42 110 BCD Sugino crankset. It was a simple matter to change the 42 to a 36 and the 52/36 shifted fine with no other changes. I think you could get down...
07-18-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,389
Posted By mgb

I've wondered about this myself. My bike has...

I've wondered about this myself. My bike has early 80's Super Champion Gentleman 81 rims and they don't have the sharply defined hook that modern rims have, but more of a rounded bulge at the edge....
Forum: Commuting
12-10-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,527
Posted By mgb

Yesterday I saw someone using a side projecting...

Yesterday I saw someone using a side projecting flag -- safety orange and I assume attached to extend to the left from the rear rack or panniers. He was climbing a slope into the sun, on a good...
Replies: 1,027
Views: 559,069
Posted By mgb

This is easy. One Century completed -- the Davis...

This is easy. One Century completed -- the Davis Bike Club Foxy's Fall Century.
One bike owned -- 1983 Schwinn Super Sport.

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Whenever I ride I look for other Schwinns. They're uncommon...
11-19-12, 11:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,896
Posted By mgb

OP here. I replaced the old tire with a new 28mm...

OP here. I replaced the old tire with a new 28mm Conti Contact. The old tire wasn't cracked and was still flexible but the rim contained a lot of amber flakes and powder from the sidewall rubber and...
11-17-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,896
Posted By mgb

Does age make a tire unsafe?

Is it the years or the miles?

I ride an 83 Schwinn Super Sport and it came with 25mm Continental Super Sport skinwall tires. I've only put a couple of thousand miles on the bike and it's always...
10-22-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,369
Posted By mgb

I'm not the OP but I did this ride, my first...

I'm not the OP but I did this ride, my first century! Probably as slow as it's possible to go and still finish before they closed down. I was back to the Veteran's Memorial Center a minute before...
09-22-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 6,402
Posted By mgb

9/3 31.6 mi 2583 ft. Pacifica to Crystal Springs...

9/3 31.6 mi 2583 ft. Pacifica to Crystal Springs Rd and back
9/6 6.3 mi 457 ft. Local Loop
9/8 48.1 mi 4224 ft. Pacifica to Edgewood Rd and back
9/11 6.4 mi 460 ft Local loop.

...
09-21-12, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By mgb

maybe this? ...

maybe this?
http://cyclingsavvy.org/2012/09/tallahassee-cycling-savvy-course-november-16-17-2012/
09-17-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By mgb

Traffic skills class

I wonder if anyone else has take the LAB Traffic Skills 101 class? The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition offers it as a two part free class for riders over 14. I'm 57 myself and a somewhat experienced...
09-13-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 6,402
Posted By mgb

I'd like to be in on this as well. Goal is 200...

I'd like to be in on this as well. Goal is 200 miles, 15k feet.

9/3/2012 31.60 mi 2583 ft.
9/6/2012 6.3 mi 457 ft.
9/8/2012 48.1 mi 4224 ft.
9/11/2012 6.4 mi ...
08-31-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By mgb

All good advice and information. Thanks, guys. I...

All good advice and information. Thanks, guys. I won't mess around and I definitely need to talk with my doc about this as well as doing some additional testing. But something needs to be done....
08-31-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By mgb

Glipizide

I've been on glipizide for type 2 diabetes for several years now and thought I understood it. I take it half an hour before eating dinner and I always make sure I eat if I've taken it. No problems.
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06-04-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By mgb

Thanks, the Shimano SGS rd's sound good. The only...

Thanks, the Shimano SGS rd's sound good. The only thing worrying is that they all spec 22 teeth as the maximum difference in chainring size. I suspect that this is conservative and 24t should work.
06-04-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By mgb

Replacement for Sachs-Huret Duopar?

I went on a long (for me) ride this Sunday -- 30 miles and 1350 feet of climbing. Somehow I managed to mangle my rd, an old Sachs-Huret Duopar. I think it happened when I shifted to the big ring...
11-15-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By mgb

I did a half last month and I hadn't trained...

I did a half last month and I hadn't trained enough for it. Finished fine and as fast as I wanted but it took a lot out of me, and I didn't get back on my bike for two weeks! My only recommendation...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By mgb

The 82 Super Sport was a 15 speed with a 34-46-52...

The 82 Super Sport was a 15 speed with a 34-46-52 Sugino triple.
http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1981_1990/1982_07.html
The 83 and later are 12 speeds.
11-03-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,657
Posted By mgb

I have those Pearl iZumi's in size 49. I wear a...

I have those Pearl iZumi's in size 49. I wear a 13 in street shoes and 14 in running shoes and 49 seems like a good fit. Not completely dopey looking either.
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