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02-25-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By masonv45

I had a an old Honda motorcycle with lots of...

I had a an old Honda motorcycle with lots of chrome that needed polishing to stay looking good. I would clean the chrome well and then use Nevr Dull on it. It would keep it looking good for a full...
02-22-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,006
Posted By masonv45

Never ride close to the line on the side of the...

Never ride close to the line on the side of the road. It "encourages" vehicles behind you to attempt to squeeze by without going into the opposing lane to pass.

Ride far enough away that a car...
02-02-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By masonv45

You're going to need to prove to the auditor what...

You're going to need to prove to the auditor what the market value of the bike. Easiest way would be to find 3 "completed" ebay auctions and present all three. The auditor should take the average...
Forum: Triathlon
01-31-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By masonv45

In 2020, Memphis 70.3 was postponed to Oct 2021...

In 2020, Memphis 70.3 was postponed to Oct 2021 ...
01-31-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By masonv45

https://youtu.be/CcTLYYwTwIA This is what...

https://youtu.be/CcTLYYwTwIA

This is what our City did to cross a major 6 lane road. I've ridden it several times. It works great!

There is a button on each side of the road - and each side...
Forum: Triathlon
01-26-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By masonv45

I've got Aero bars on my road bike and rode that...

I've got Aero bars on my road bike and rode that setup for months in preparation for a Half IM last year. Besides a good tri saddle, get a forward seat post. Mine is a used Profile Design Fast...
01-25-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By masonv45

I had the same issue. New pads was the solution...

I had the same issue. New pads was the solution for me. Cleaning the old pads did not fix the issue.
01-25-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By masonv45

On a bike that old, make sure the front...

On a bike that old, make sure the front Derailleur cage is not bent and is aligned correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By masonv45

There are o-rings around the brake piston - which...

There are o-rings around the brake piston - which hold the fluid from leaking out.

When the piston is pushed out, it "rolls" the o-ring. When pressure is released, the piston is retracted by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By masonv45

There are o-rings around the brake piston - which...

There are o-rings around the brake piston - which hold the fluid from leaking out.

When the piston is pushed out, it "rolls" the o-ring. When pressure is released, the piston is retracted by the...
01-16-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By masonv45

Shimano 600 tricolor brakes have these bearing...

Shimano 600 tricolor brakes have these bearing too.
Forum: Triathlon
01-16-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By masonv45

Most shoe companies use the same foot last to...

Most shoe companies use the same foot last to make their shoes regardless of the shoe model. So if you wear a 9 in Addidas - all Addidas size 9 should fit.
01-11-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By masonv45

Thanks prj71... I know manufacturer's "say"...

Thanks prj71...

I know manufacturer's "say" something doesn't work - but sometimes they do. I was just wondering if anyone had every tried it.

I'm having difficulty finding an 8 speed Shimano...
01-10-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By masonv45

Box Four / Shimano Compatibility

I converted my used GT Aggressor Expert to a 1x8 and love it. However, the rear shifter won't shift up to the next gear in the middle of the cassette on one click. I have to upshift twice and down...
01-09-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,869
Posted By masonv45

I've made several motorcycle wind shields. ...

I've made several motorcycle wind shields.
-Turn oven to 225
-Turn over a cookie sheet and cover with a dish towel
- Lay out plastic on towel insert into oven and allow to heat until it is...
Forum: Triathlon
01-09-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By masonv45

For shoes - they vary greatly per person - kind...

For shoes - they vary greatly per person - kind of like saddles on bikes.

I've run in Nike, Asics - and my last 4 pairs have been UnderArmour. I replace them after 500 miles.

Any good pair...
12-24-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By masonv45

Buy the chrome ones - scuff - metal primer -...

Buy the chrome ones - scuff - metal primer - paint.
12-23-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,515
Posted By masonv45

On my long training runs - I used homemade honey...

On my long training runs - I used homemade honey packets instead of gels like GU.

Worked great and doesn't break the bank.
12-15-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,370
Posted By masonv45

If able to safely - I found a water bottle spray...

If able to safely - I found a water bottle spray right up the muzzle will deter most dogs.
12-11-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By masonv45

I highly recommend a narrow-wide chainring. Just...

I highly recommend a narrow-wide chainring. Just replaced the entire bottom end on my 2016 GT Aggressor Expert. 32T chainring. Left the rear untouched including the chain. No dropped chain and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,810
Posted By masonv45

I find if I focus on using my hamstrings more, my...

I find if I focus on using my hamstrings more, my heels will naturally drop ....
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,573
Posted By masonv45

Have you looked into a FRS radio and throat...

Have you looked into a FRS radio and throat mic's?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CB7RWOC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_f0AXFbT5G7947
11-30-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,749
Posted By masonv45

According to the specs, my 2005 Giant OCR1...

According to the specs, my 2005 Giant OCR1 Composite weighs in at 17.4 lbs....
11-30-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,467
Posted By masonv45

I've been using these for a couple winters now......

I've been using these for a couple winters now...

https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/freeze-out-inner-glove-liners

Much motorcycle gear/liners translate well to cycling.
11-28-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By masonv45

Sounds like the rear cable is slipping in the...

Sounds like the rear cable is slipping in the rear mech locknut.
11-27-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,926
Posted By masonv45

I've been running this rear light for 7 months...

I've been running this rear light for 7 months now and love it. For those that don't have room on their seat post, it will strap to the seat stay. Different modes for both day and night riding. Great...
10-27-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,267
Posted By masonv45

The regulations here in TN - and probably most...

The regulations here in TN - and probably most states - is that a vehicle must stop forward momentum.

On vehicles, most officers look for the vehicle to rock back on it's suspension to signal a...
10-19-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,265
Posted By masonv45

Ordered this rechargeable light from Amazon and...

Ordered this rechargeable light from Amazon and it has surpassed all my expectations.
6 flashing modes, charges in 2.5 hours - and is fin shaped for visibility on 3 sides.
It may be just what you...
10-03-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By masonv45

I always read that and it confuses me. On a...

I always read that and it confuses me.

On a road bike, the rotors/pads are exposed to puddles, road grit, rain and potentially sweat.
In fact, disc brakes are the preferred brakes for cyclocross...
10-02-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By masonv45

Hmmm ... motorcyclists having been doing this...

Hmmm ... motorcyclists having been doing this since at least the 1980's.

I've been using moto chain wax on my chain for over 4 years. Never a problem yet ...
08-28-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By masonv45

I'm assuming you want to remove the center piece....

I'm assuming you want to remove the center piece.

Some motorcycle oil caps have curved detents like that and require a special tool.
I use a large washer turned by a large crescent wrench. The...
08-28-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By masonv45

On the chrome on my motorcycle, I used Nevr-Dull...

On the chrome on my motorcycle, I used Nevr-Dull with excellent results. Polish/cleaner impregnated cotton.
Tear off a piece, wipe over the chrome, let dryand buff off. Worked better than wax in my...
08-25-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,027
Posted By masonv45

Lots of videos on youtube of rust removal using...

Lots of videos on youtube of rust removal using electrolysis.

Going to do that with a motorcycle tank this weekend.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,763
Posted By masonv45

If a bicycle/cyclist is supposed to be treated...

If a bicycle/cyclist is supposed to be treated like a car - then it has to act like a car.

The only time I don't follow this rule is if I'm turning right on red and the cars in front of me are...
08-18-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By masonv45

I use mine for cleaning carbs. I've had the HF...

I use mine for cleaning carbs. I've had the HF one for over 5 years. They are designed to clean little particles like varnished gas - or dirt and debris in jewelry.

couple of tips:
* caulk...
08-18-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By masonv45

The LED's on the far end of the light are really...

The LED's on the far end of the light are really bright. Much better than the wal-mart rear lights I've had before. The side lights are not as bright as the rear, but they have a wider area so I feel...
08-17-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By masonv45

I can't say enough good things about this light. ...

I can't say enough good things about this light. Although I don't believe it is dimmable.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07F7NY7DD
08-10-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,894
Posted By masonv45

I'm 47 and been a runner for 30 years and...

I'm 47 and been a runner for 30 years and triathlete for the last five. Your HR sounds exactly like mine.

Doc knows my history and was concerned enough to have an EKG reading and a sonogram...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By masonv45

Slipping rear axle quick release under load...

Slipping rear axle quick release under load causing the cassette to go crooked.
Forum: Triathlon
08-06-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By masonv45

In my post I stated that I now have a triathlon...

In my post I stated that I now have a triathlon specific saddle and it is positioned flatter.
Forum: Triathlon
08-06-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By masonv45

Aerobars Palm Pressure - How Much?

Not sure if this should go in the Bike Fit forum or not ...

I had to change both cleat positions due to peroneal tendinopathy in my left foot - so this threw my current bike fit off.

Since I...
08-03-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,167
Posted By masonv45

When I was training for long 10+ mile runs - some...

When I was training for long 10+ mile runs - some nutrition was needed. Buying enough gels was expensive.

Did some research and found honey was a viable substitute. Squirt some into a corner of...
07-30-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By masonv45

Brake fluid or gasket remover. Both may discolor...

Brake fluid or gasket remover. Both may discolor the rim - so test first.
07-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By masonv45

I have a 2010 Sienna, and the hitch itself is so...

I have a 2010 Sienna, and the hitch itself is so low it will scrape curbs if i'm not careful. You may have to go with a different style rack if the one you bought ends up being too close to the...
07-13-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,110
Posted By masonv45

If you think shaving your legs makes you faster -...

If you think shaving your legs makes you faster - then it does.

I first shaved mine few years ago and found an added benefit - shaved legs helped keep me cooler on my runs (triathlete).

A big...
07-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,008
Posted By masonv45

I highly recommend intervals. Best way to...

I highly recommend intervals. Best way to increase endurance in a short amount of time. Go to bed early and wake early to do your bike workouts.
06-21-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By masonv45

I know soapy water is the standard, but I find...

I know soapy water is the standard, but I find adding some antifreeze to the soapy water really keeps it slippery and the mix won't dry too quickly.

Works great on my motorcycle tires!
06-09-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,203
Posted By masonv45

WD-40 dissolves most petroleum distillates -...

WD-40 dissolves most petroleum distillates - including glue. Can't hurt to give it a shot.
06-01-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By masonv45

The problem is scrunch sound on every pedal...

The problem is scrunch sound on every pedal revolution. I believe a bearing fell out of the race.

Now that I "really" have to think about it - the wheel may be fine. I'll have to investigate and...
05-30-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By masonv45

Here is picture of the bike....

Here is picture of the bike....
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