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06-12-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,452
Posted By Bob N.

Very nice. Did you have a shop build it for you...

Very nice. Did you have a shop build it for you or did you do it yourself? I'm considering something similar. There's a shop a 30 minute drive away that does Moots (super nice but pricey), a close...
04-02-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Bob N.

I use Pearl Izumi padded liners (they seem to...

I use Pearl Izumi padded liners (they seem to change slightly every once in a while) and my own shorts over those. I still consider the location of seems, moisture wicking etc. in the shorts.
03-23-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bob N.

I was looking at the Surly for my wife who seems...

I was looking at the Surly for my wife who seems drop bar adverse. It's not too heavy? I anticipate some light/credit card touring in our retirement
03-04-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By Bob N.

Check out the lights from Busch and Müller. Great...

Check out the lights from Busch and Müller. Great lights, some more expensive than others, and they have beam patterns directed towards the road surface so the light doesn't blind folks coming...
12-12-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,620
Posted By Bob N.

NYT article says they were riding on shoulder....

NYT article says they were riding on shoulder. Graphic shows them riding in the lane.

Which is it? Whoever got it wrong deserves a dressing down.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,135
Posted By Bob N.

+1 Adjusted so I barely see my ear and I can...

+1

Adjusted so I barely see my ear and I can see right over my shoulder without hardly turning my head. It IS huge though. Great for getting the advance warning on traffic coming up behind you so...
11-10-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bob N.

If you hadn't said you hit navigate, I would say...

If you hadn't said you hit navigate, I would say it sounds like you weren't navigating.
11-03-18, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,539
Posted By Bob N.

The Hero 5 Session shoots great video but the...

The Hero 5 Session shoots great video but the audio isn't nearly as good as my old GoPro. Battery doesn't last super long but you may be able to recharge while riding from an external battery (top...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,132
Posted By Bob N.

+1 for Wellgo flats with pins. Never any slip...

+1 for Wellgo flats with pins. Never any slip when wet or when rear wheel spins unexpectedly on leaves, etc
03-20-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,378
Posted By Bob N.

And all of that simply talks about folks WITHIN...

And all of that simply talks about folks WITHIN the crosswalk, not waiting to use it/standing on the sidewalk. And I agree that the second they step out, whatever, the situation, a driver must...
03-20-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,378
Posted By Bob N.

Which part? If I'm wrong, I would certainly like...

Which part? If I'm wrong, I would certainly like to know it
03-20-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,378
Posted By Bob N.

In some states I guess, but not here "No...

In some states I guess, but not here

"No pedestrian shall enter or cross an intersection in disregard of approaching traffic"
03-19-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,378
Posted By Bob N.

This happens all the time around here. Cars...

This happens all the time around here. Cars stopping for people waiting to use the crosswalk, not in it. They think they're being nice but it's recipe for getting rear-ended. A lot of people...
Forum: Northeast
06-11-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 458
Posted By Bob N.

Zachary Taylor Park Arlington VA

Hello all,

Does anyone know if you can bike through here at night? Google maps has Donaldson Run as bike path.

thanks as usual.
Forum: Northeast
06-10-16, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By Bob N.

. . . and 41st from Chain Bridge

. . . and 41st from Chain Bridge
Forum: Northeast
06-09-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By Bob N.

If you're in Falls Church you could ride east on...

If you're in Falls Church you could ride east on Williamsburg (hilly) to hook up with Glebe Rd over to Military (more hills] heading south toward Spout Run. Those have bike lanes and Military just...
05-28-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Bob N.

I will have to pull it back off. I think the rim...

I will have to pull it back off. I think the rim is a Mavic Open (?, Peter White build). The rim tape is Giant and almost brand new. There were extremely slight dimples in the tape below the tube...
05-28-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Bob N.

1. a few weeks after I patched it because of...

1. a few weeks after I patched it because of glass
2.yup
3. 35. Don't know about the rim
4. I run the rear at 90-95 and check the pressure almost every time
05-28-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Bob N.

Hard to visualize right off the bat. I will have...

Hard to visualize right off the bat. I will have to cogitate on this, but it sounds similar to the most reasonable explanation I could find. The talc sounds interesting. When you say bounce the...
05-28-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Bob N.

So it's a crappy tube? Any particular brand I...

So it's a crappy tube? Any particular brand I should get/avoid?

Sorry, but I'm an engineer and when I see the same failure mode again, I am driven to find a cause/solution/reason

Why the...
05-28-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Bob N.

Tube failure NEAR stem

Hello folks,

Having searched the net and found the "spoke puncture", "burrs around stem" explanations that don't match what I've got, I've decided to ask you lot. Thanks in advance for your help...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bob N.

Great input! Thanks, I'm glad I asked I've...

Great input! Thanks, I'm glad I asked

I've been looking more at road biking northwest of Portland and while I expect a certain degree of traffic out by the lakes (and in July), I would hope it...
Forum: Northeast
03-05-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bob N.

I hope I'm getting under the one-year rule for...

I hope I'm getting under the one-year rule for resurrecting threads :D

So how about the road riding around Portland? Like riding out to Sebago Lake and back? I see fast roads with wide...
07-21-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 946
Posted By Bob N.

Mods please delete

Mods please delete
07-19-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 946
Posted By Bob N.

Gopro mount for 25.4 bars

Hi all,

So I'm currently using the mounts that come with the Gopro, but I'm not convinced it's the most stable set up. The K-Edge mounts look great, but they're for larger diameter bars not...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,612
Posted By Bob N.

Got a Safe Zone helmet mirror after having a...

Got a Safe Zone helmet mirror after having a smaller helmet mirror. Big surface area with great field of view. I like seeing what's coming way before it gets to me.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,747
Posted By Bob N.

Congrats on your first. I've got a hilly commute...

Congrats on your first. I've got a hilly commute that I ride with a compact double and I carry a decent amount of stuff (two panniers). If you're otherwise happy with your bike, you'll get...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-13, 09:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,897
Posted By Bob N.

Gotta have a little something, banana or toast...

Gotta have a little something, banana or toast with peanut butter and, of course, coffee. My stomach might revolt if I don't.
09-28-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,331
Posted By Bob N.

I started out with the Cycleaware Reflex which...

I started out with the Cycleaware Reflex which was good until it broke after much use. Now I use the EVT Safe Zone mirror which has a huge surface area which is nice. I adjust mine so it's not...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,138
Posted By Bob N.

Even after having a dirty birdie encounter, I...

Even after having a dirty birdie encounter, I still went with cars passing too close.
10-27-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By Bob N.

Your gut was probably right, but I don't think...

Your gut was probably right, but I don't think you could have done much about it.
10-14-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By Bob N.

OP is Satan. No other explanation.

OP is Satan. No other explanation.
Forum: Touring
10-03-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,930
Posted By Bob N.

Shove top into armpit (kinda) and spin...then...

Shove top into armpit (kinda) and spin...then drink.
09-29-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,157
Posted By Bob N.

Narrow European streets I'm guessing.

Narrow European streets I'm guessing.
09-29-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,458
Posted By Bob N.

Nice post. Well thought out and articulated. ...

Nice post. Well thought out and articulated. Grammar and punctuation above-average for the interwebs.

I concur.
Forum: Touring
09-22-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,590
Posted By Bob N.

This. I think there's a tendency for people to...

This. I think there's a tendency for people to pick bikes on how comfortable they "look"..."ooh, I bet that big cushy saddle and upright seating position would be really comfy!" Yeah,.for riding 4...
Forum: Touring
09-18-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By Bob N.

I remember riding the Danube path (a section...

I remember riding the Danube path (a section along a roadway) with my wife and an oncoming car swerved at us, getting into the oncoming traffic lane. He didn't even come close, but clearly a...
09-13-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Bob N.

It's all in a day's work for Bicycle Repairman.

It's all in a day's work for Bicycle Repairman.
09-12-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,374
Posted By Bob N.

Winner. Cameras seem to be the only way of...

Winner. Cameras seem to be the only way of catching and punishing these drivers. How else can that happen?
09-12-11, 01:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,439
Posted By Bob N.

Didn't get the plate. I didn't even try,...

Didn't get the plate. I didn't even try, probably because I know the cops never do anything. Sad huh? It scared the hell out of my wife.
09-12-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,439
Posted By Bob N.

I had some guy do this to me on Prince St (two...

I had some guy do this to me on Prince St (two lanes, one-way street) in Old Town Alexandria. He didn't hit me, but it was certainly threatening. All with no other cars on the block, me in the...
09-01-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,561
Posted By Bob N.

Yay! Portlandia clip!

Yay! Portlandia clip!
08-21-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 923
Posted By Bob N.

What a meathead.

What a meathead.
08-11-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By Bob N.

You're a sensitive boy, aren't you Tommy?

You're a sensitive boy, aren't you Tommy?
08-11-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Bob N.

I went over the handlebars several years ago,...

I went over the handlebars several years ago, probably banged some ribs (hurt like hell for a bit, had to roll over before getting up outta bed etc.) and I swear I feel it every once in a while. ...
08-05-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,331
Posted By Bob N.

Except for Poolesville. Aahhhh, cycling...

Except for Poolesville. Aahhhh, cycling satisfaction. My mom mentioned some article that had Sugarloaf as one of the top ten road rides in the nation. Skyline Drive was another.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By Bob N.

So does your boss own the building? Consider...

So does your boss own the building? Consider your location carefully as you may be required to make it ADA accessible (if you get a permit). If you don't make it ADA accessible, your boss might run...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 14,136
Posted By Bob N.

Wow. This thread doesn't die. Was the OP...

Wow. This thread doesn't die.

Was the OP wearing a helmet? (that'll keep things going for a few more pages)
Forum: Commuting
07-01-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Bob N.

Way to go. Keep it up and stay safe!

Way to go. Keep it up and stay safe!
06-13-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Bob N.

Sounds like you might have a "fit" issue. Is your...

Sounds like you might have a "fit" issue. Is your saddle at the correct height? If it is, your leg should be almost straight with your heel on the pedal and the crank at 6 o'clock.

Do some...
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