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01-02-23, 09:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,906
Posted By scott967

Been weight lifting since '79. Used to do 2x a...

Been weight lifting since '79. Used to do 2x a week upper body and 2x lower body, but for the last 15 years or so 3x a week mix of both. I do more on nautilus machine now as I find it less likely...
11-24-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By scott967

My state has a mandatory registration law, mainly...

My state has a mandatory registration law, mainly enforced at the retail purchase point (retailer is liable to HIDoTax for registration fee). In theory unregistered bikes are subject to police...
11-05-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,348
Posted By scott967

Got yelled at by a county cop in Ventura CA for...

Got yelled at by a county cop in Ventura CA for not riding the sidewalk which was marked as a bike path but IMO unsafe compared to the road. I don't think it's drivers who complain about sidewalk...
11-05-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,377
Posted By scott967

Here, instead of fixing some obvious hazardous...

Here, instead of fixing some obvious hazardous areas they did the paint thing. I don't see that it made the least bit of difference. Having or not having a centerline paint doesn't change how I...
11-05-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,400
Posted By scott967

There will be a push for V2V because sensor data...

There will be a push for V2V because sensor data itself won't be good enough for automated driving. Probably implemented first on corridors like limited access roads. V2V will be a gold-mine of...
11-05-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,137
Posted By scott967

I like Cris Horner's "Butterfly Effect" for...

I like Cris Horner's "Butterfly Effect" for breaking down racing stages. His trademark is calling out "knucklehead" tactics by teams and riders.

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10-31-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,095
Posted By scott967

Just watch Breaking Away one more time. Then...

Just watch Breaking Away one more time. Then you'll know.

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10-31-22, 02:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,746
Posted By scott967

When I was young, our bikes were "outside"...

When I was young, our bikes were "outside" bikes. No garage. I guess we could have carried them into the house and down into the basement, but that's not what kids do. A couple squirts from those...
10-31-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By scott967

I use sealant, but I carry it and only use it...

I use sealant, but I carry it and only use it after flatting. I can't see any reason why to add it until you have glued or taped the tires. But I have no experience with "Flat Attack".

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10-23-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,975
Posted By scott967

I could see LBS set up with parts distributor is...

I could see LBS set up with parts distributor is based on an invoice/30 day net basis and not too keen on having to pay Amazon vendor up front (from what I've seen a lot of bike stuff on Amazon is...
10-13-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,201
Posted By scott967

Here in Hawaii the state and private landowners...

Here in Hawaii the state and private landowners get sued all the time by hikers who get in over their heads in the mountains. So the state's solution is to make most everything illegal and you are...
09-02-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,291
Posted By scott967

You're right and seems to always happen when you...

You're right and seems to always happen when you are on a tight schedule.

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08-26-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By scott967

They want $650 to ship to Hawaii. Last time I...

They want $650 to ship to Hawaii. Last time I bought bike from mainland it as $125. Bikes Direct is $289 for bike that costs 1/2 the canyon endurace. So no sale here.

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08-23-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,739
Posted By scott967

If I were planning any sort of trip, I would buy...

If I were planning any sort of trip, I would buy new and put a few miles on then to make sure all is well, but for local rides I tend to let flatting be my guide. Years ago, I used to run Spesh...
08-12-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 736
Posted By scott967

Agree that the cheap plastic ones get looking...

Agree that the cheap plastic ones get looking ratty and can go, but the early metal ones if maintained look nice.

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08-03-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By scott967

I guess they can save a nickel that way. ...

I guess they can save a nickel that way.

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08-02-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By scott967

I've always gotten the SRAM instruction sheet...

I've always gotten the SRAM instruction sheet with any component. Same thing you find online, though sometimes it's not identical and not always easy to tell which is correct for your part. I'm not...
07-19-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,258
Posted By scott967

We blew $10 billion on an elevated rail that...

We blew $10 billion on an elevated rail that doesn't work, would make a nice bike path.

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07-13-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By scott967

Just the opposite. I store my bike on the stand....

Just the opposite. I store my bike on the stand. Probably worth double-checking your QRs are fully seated before heading out, though. I have never flipped a bike over to work on it, since I was a...
06-12-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,076
Posted By scott967

If you want proprietary go all the way and check...

If you want proprietary go all the way and check out Look, like this 795 aerolight with Zed 3 cranks:
https://www.racycles.com/bikes/road/look/look-795-aerolight-frameset-12058

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06-05-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,371
Posted By scott967

Don't know about the gran fondo format, but on...

Don't know about the gran fondo format, but on the centuries and metrics I've done, there is a group that goes off the front and those are the serious group riders. The remaining 99% ride about...
05-23-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 869
Posted By scott967

It does seem to be BB86, so fairly commonplace...

It does seem to be BB86, so fairly commonplace although it seems like threaded T47 is slowly overtaking it. I guess all three SRAM road formats work (with the right spindle length) but PF30 requires...
03-09-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,992
Posted By scott967

Buy a lot of stuff from Amazon because living in...

Buy a lot of stuff from Amazon because living in Hawaii, many small online sellers won't ship to Hawaii (ebay is the worst for this) or if they do, it's on next-day air that's a min $50 shipping fee....
02-12-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,879
Posted By scott967

I see that Tesla is putting out a software update...

I see that Tesla is putting out a software update in a recall to prevent the "full self-driving" feature from rolling through stop signs. Must have been designed by a cyclist.

Maybe we need Idaho...
01-16-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,883
Posted By scott967

No helments in Hawaii, except bicycle riders...

No helments in Hawaii, except bicycle riders under 16. But make sure you have your face mask and vax pass if you want to stop anywhere.

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01-16-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,151
Posted By scott967

Here in Hawaii we get MC clubs out riding on the...

Here in Hawaii we get MC clubs out riding on the weekends. I invariable get a close pass from them (same thing for groups of MC cops). So no love from me.

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01-07-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By scott967

I have a bikehand stand that looks to be about...

I have a bikehand stand that looks to be about the same as https://www.jensonusa.com/Foundation-Bike-Repair-Stand

Does everything I need. I clamp on the seatpost.

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12-27-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,179
Posted By scott967

There's only a couple of 45 mph stretches on my...

There's only a couple of 45 mph stretches on my island, so it isn't a big issue (per the topic). On those few areas there are shoulders and everyone rides them. The FRAP law was specifically...
12-24-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,882
Posted By scott967

I've been riding mainly tubulars for a few years,...

I've been riding mainly tubulars for a few years, just because I feel like it. Just a recreational rider, no racing. The main problem these days, is few alloy rims out there any more. I run...
12-07-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,892
Posted By scott967

Unless the website is selling air or pumps, I'm...

Unless the website is selling air or pumps, I'm not sure what the marketing angle is?

So, consider a tire with infinite pressure. The "contact patch" is infinitely small (assuming the road is a...
11-16-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,569
Posted By scott967

The beauty of being on this forum, is you might...

The beauty of being on this forum, is you might well have the disposable to keep your current bike and get something new. There's lots of neat bikes out there. My criteria are: I don't want to...
11-12-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,391
Posted By scott967

Maybe they develop a continuous variable shift...

Maybe they develop a continuous variable shift system that can give you any possible gear-inch between two extremes. Then you just need to spec the extremes.

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11-11-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,809
Posted By scott967

Bought a Chinese one off Amazon. I think the...

Bought a Chinese one off Amazon. I think the same thing is available with different brand names. Works OK. Looks sort of like this one: ...
11-11-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,405
Posted By scott967

If it is in containers coming through LA or Long...

If it is in containers coming through LA or Long Beach, per an executive order (same one that ordered the ports to operate 24/7) if a container sits in the terminal more than 3 days, there is a daily...
10-30-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By scott967

Since it shows expected temp is -1 -- 4 I would...

Since it shows expected temp is -1 -- 4 I would think a little global warming would come in handy for that ride.

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10-28-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,776
Posted By scott967

For the love of everything... just buy some...

For the love of everything... just buy some decent bar tape in a color you like and wrap it already.

I admit I've never seen a stem that had that much gap at the bar, but if it is death waiting to...
10-28-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By scott967

I don't have 7 bikes, but DOD has moved me...

I don't have 7 bikes, but DOD has moved me (lowest bidder) several times and I never boxed my bikes. I did my own disassembly and wrapped the tubes in bubble wrap and protected the rear der with...
10-28-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,690
Posted By scott967

Not as a fatigue thing, but after getting a rash...

Not as a fatigue thing, but after getting a rash of flats, I often feel like I'm kind of "bouncy" on the saddle and I find I'm trying to force weight on the saddle to confirm. I try to convince...
10-22-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,501
Posted By scott967

My Dad owned a one-man auto body/repair shop. ...

My Dad owned a one-man auto body/repair shop. Mostly he just wanted to restore his own old cars, but took in some insurance work and cars from working class or poor folk around westbank New Orleans....
10-22-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,761
Posted By scott967

Never owned a smart phone. Garmin works great. ...

Never owned a smart phone. Garmin works great. I sync/update firmware with usb on my computer at home. Unless you have to have live tracking, I see no need. Otherwise just use your smartphone and...
10-18-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,995
Posted By scott967

I had superbe pro on my paramount. My wife...

I had superbe pro on my paramount. My wife bought my frame as a Christmas present from the LBS, and the owner insisted that I build it with superbe pro. You do need to clean the shifters from time...
10-12-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,437
Posted By scott967

We had a problem of homeless on the bike path. ...

We had a problem of homeless on the bike path. The problem is they start encroaching, and over time it gets worse and worse, you end up riding through the grass to get around their shopping carts,...
09-27-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,239
Posted By scott967

Other than administrative actions against his...

Other than administrative actions against his license, seems tough to do much to a minor, either criminally or civilly.

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09-25-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,282
Posted By scott967

Isn't the question whether Taiwan frames are...

Isn't the question whether Taiwan frames are better than China? Or Giant better than Merida?

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09-07-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,834
Posted By scott967

I admit to sometimes daydreaming on the MUP and...

I admit to sometimes daydreaming on the MUP and not holding my line. So I do appreciate the "on your left". I've never had a problem with cyclists understanding it, but joggers/walkers, sure.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By scott967

Love or hate Hambini, but I don't think he is a...

Love or hate Hambini, but I don't think he is a fan of SRAM manufacturing tolerances.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,256
Posted By scott967

I'm thinking you need to check that SRAM AXS FD...

I'm thinking you need to check that SRAM AXS FD will fit on her bike if you go that route. IIRC the battery might interfere with the rear wheel on smaller frame.

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08-23-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,842
Posted By scott967

I haven't, but my Dad had that option in New...

I haven't, but my Dad had that option in New Orleans. He took classes on A/C repair and body repair. Turned that into a post-retirement glorified hobby/small biz.

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08-23-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,160
Posted By scott967

Sure, I suppose there could be a citation,...

Sure, I suppose there could be a citation, assuming the Pasco Sheriff guy knew about the video. I doubt you see too many citations that aren't witnessed by a cop. Plus it's going to depend on the...
08-12-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By scott967

My experience with this kind of "paint...

My experience with this kind of "paint engineering' is that it comes at the cost of reducing the shoulder area, which is the biggest concern for me. I don't really like MUPs that are paralleling...
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