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Forum: Commuting
11-09-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,402
Posted By mikeybikes

I'll echo everyone else. Carry what you need to...

I'll echo everyone else. Carry what you need to fix it and just practice. Puncture resistant tires help too.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By mikeybikes

Kool Stop pads are the best.

Kool Stop pads are the best.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,608
Posted By mikeybikes

I keep the following on me when riding: 1...

I keep the following on me when riding:

1 pair of nitrile gloves
1 mini hand pump
1 spare tube
1 pair of tire levers
1 patch kit
1 mini tool
Forum: Commuting
11-02-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,226
Posted By mikeybikes

I personally buy the smallest U-Lock and use's...

I personally buy the smallest U-Lock and use's Sheldon Brown's Lock Strategy (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy.html) (securing just the rear wheel to a rack) and depending if my front wheel...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,677
Posted By mikeybikes

I ride 5 hilly miles. Normal clothes works for me.

I ride 5 hilly miles. Normal clothes works for me.
Forum: Commuting
10-24-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

That's deep.

That's deep.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,677
Posted By mikeybikes

I find this an interesting trend. Expensive...

I find this an interesting trend. Expensive hi-tech "normal looking" clothing.

Personally, I just ride to work in what I wear at work. I know, doesn't work for everyone.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

At least religion or politics are debatable. ...

At least religion or politics are debatable.

The sad truth, physics isn't debatable. It is what it is. The problem here is we apparently don't understand physics.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,969
Posted By mikeybikes

52) Snotcicles

52) Snotcicles
Forum: Commuting
10-21-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,019
Posted By mikeybikes

I don't keep a total. Partly because a lot of my...

I don't keep a total. Partly because a lot of my trips are short, 1-2 miles. I don't use a cycle computer or anything on it.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

I'm enjoying this discussion on physics. It...

I'm enjoying this discussion on physics.

It makes my brain all tingly :love:
10-20-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By mikeybikes

A mid-to-late 80s Miele road frame. Rear spacing...

A mid-to-late 80s Miele road frame. Rear spacing is 126mm. The hub on the rear wheel I have is 130mm OLD (the hub is an 8spd Uniglide/Hyperglide). It's actually real easy to get the hub into the...
10-20-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By mikeybikes

I'm sorry Tom, I do realize you're busy personal...

I'm sorry Tom, I do realize you're busy personal life and didn't mean to pressure you in any way. I do hope things get better for you here.
10-20-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 202,205
Posted By mikeybikes

This. I'd rather replace a box then not have it...

This. I'd rather replace a box then not have it get to the destination in one piece.

Maybe someone should build a plywood box that just barely fits inside one of the USPS boxes... Might make it...
10-19-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,324
Posted By mikeybikes

I hadn't seen that picture before. Thanks. That's...

I hadn't seen that picture before. Thanks. That's a great looking way to bend a fork back. I've thrown a fork away because I didn't know any better...
10-19-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By mikeybikes

The hubs are pretty old, late 80s, early 90s. The...

The hubs are pretty old, late 80s, early 90s. The rest of the bike will have mostly tricolor components as well. There is little wear to the rims, so I'm hoping they'll be fine.

Like I said, the...
10-19-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By mikeybikes

Thank you for your amazingly insightful post.

Thank you for your amazingly insightful post.
10-18-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By mikeybikes

Am I too fat for these wheels?

I just picked up a pair of wheels at Veloswap for a pretty good deal. They're a bit older.

Mavic Open S.U.P. SBP, which are pretty narrow, Shimano 600 tricolor hubs, and only 28 spokes.

I fear...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

That's actually what I mostly was curious about....

That's actually what I mostly was curious about. Thanks for clarification.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

So why don't road racers ride 35mm tires?

So why don't road racers ride 35mm tires?
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

Now that's a good kind of racing! :thumb:

Now that's a good kind of racing! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

You mentioned 4" was outside the experiment....

You mentioned 4" was outside the experiment. What's the largest that was inside the experiment? If you don't know, how do you know 4" is outside the experiment?
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

How far can the conclusion be extrapolated, then?

How far can the conclusion be extrapolated, then?
10-17-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 12,702
Posted By mikeybikes

Uh oh, I better go tell my bicycle to get moving.

Uh oh, I better go tell my bicycle to get moving.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

So... why aren't race bikes built for 4" wide...

So... why aren't race bikes built for 4" wide tires?
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,599
Posted By mikeybikes

39 almost 40.

39 almost 40.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

I'm confused. We were talking about a rider's...

I'm confused. We were talking about a rider's mass and Newtonian physics and stuff. What effect does width have on rolling resistance?
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

In other words, my FBD is really useless :D

In other words, my FBD is really useless :D
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

So then what's all this hubbub over rolling...

So then what's all this hubbub over rolling resistance about?
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

Disregarding drag and assuming a level surface. ...

Disregarding drag and assuming a level surface.

This equation makes sense if you look at my FBD posted above:
a = g*sin(theta) - Fdrag/m + Fpedaler/m

The hard part is figuring out what Fdrag...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

And yet, here I am making FBDs and pointing out...

And yet, here I am making FBDs and pointing out basic Newtonian formulas...
:crash:
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

I would just like to point out that F=ma. In...

I would just like to point out that F=ma. In other words, a=F/m. Meaning, to achieve the same level of acceleration, more mass requires more force.
10-17-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,677
Posted By mikeybikes

I'm not disagreeing with you at all, but where's...

I'm not disagreeing with you at all, but where's the source for statistics on that? I'm genuinely curious.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

IT Systems Administrator for a small to medium...

IT Systems Administrator for a small to medium sized law firm. I'm not sure what that says...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

I have to admit, it took me much longer to make...

I have to admit, it took me much longer to make that FBD than it should have. I haven't done those in years. Also, I spent way too much time trying to decide if it was sin, cos, or tan... I was...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

That is such an oversimplification. There are too...

That is such an oversimplification. There are too many things left out and aren't accounted for.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

At the risk of having someone pointing out...

At the risk of having someone pointing out mistakes and making me feel stupid, here's my FBD:

412373

Fp is the force exerted against the road surface as a result of pedaling, that's all your...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

And yet...you feel the need to comment on my need...

And yet...you feel the need to comment on my need to comment and post helpful smilie GIFs....
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

C'mon guys, where are your free body diagrams?

C'mon guys, where are your free body diagrams?
10-17-14, 05:25 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 12,702
Posted By mikeybikes

So many train wrecks lately... :trainwreck:

So many train wrecks lately...
:trainwreck:
Forum: Commuting
10-16-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,474
Posted By mikeybikes

I think this is the second this month, what with...

I think this is the second this month, what with the clipless thread finally dying down.
:trainwreck:
10-16-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,770
Posted By mikeybikes

Ain't really forum suggestsions or user...

Ain't really forum suggestsions or user assistance though either... Foo would probably be most appropriate.
10-16-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,770
Posted By mikeybikes

True, and it was a jest. Truth be told, it...

True, and it was a jest. Truth be told, it wouldn't work for me at my firm either. I could lose my job for making exceptions in our policies without approval from above. We're probably a medium sized...
10-16-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By mikeybikes

Wheelchair Design Contest

I'm referring to this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/foo/966365-design-me-foo-wheelchair.html

Did a vote ever take place? If so, who won?
10-16-14, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,770
Posted By mikeybikes

This is funny because YouTube is the single...

This is funny because YouTube is the single largest consumer of bandwidth in our firm. All of the forums sites don't even come close.
10-16-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,770
Posted By mikeybikes

If you're only gonna give him the pizza, give me...

If you're only gonna give him the pizza, give me the beer. :beer:
10-16-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,770
Posted By mikeybikes

As an IT guy, just buy one of your IT guys pizza...

As an IT guy, just buy one of your IT guys pizza and beer, get to know him and then just nonchalantly mention, "Hey, I can't browse the bikeforums while I'm at work."

If he's worth his salt, he'll...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By mikeybikes

I've had similar experiences, except I take a bus...

I've had similar experiences, except I take a bus instead of biking.

My solution, just stop taking the bus and bike every day to work.
10-16-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By mikeybikes

That's my hope. I have a couple friends I went to...

That's my hope. I have a couple friends I went to college with who are now traffic engineers that I forwarded the article to. They're trying to get a hold of the original journal article to read what...
10-16-14, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,257
Posted By mikeybikes

Continental Top Contact Winter II

Anyone tried these tires yet?

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/continental-top-contact-winter-ii-700c-tire

They sound like they might be a good tire for winters here in Denver. Ice...
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