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05-15-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By urbanknight

You’re probably right that words would be more...

You’re probably right that words would be more effective than gestures, especially since half the time they’re staring at their phone. I generally just slow down until I find the safest way through....
05-15-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

Speak for yourself, or come visit some day.

Speak for yourself, or come visit some day.
05-15-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By urbanknight

It might just be a conical spacer. My bike had a...

It might just be a conical spacer. My bike had a cap underneath it so I just took the conical one off to get the stem lower. Hasn’t been a problem for over 10 years....
05-15-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

Thanks to many real life experiences, I consider...

Thanks to many real life experiences, I consider a separated bike path or MUP to be more dangerous than the road. (Not sure if you were suggesting that cyclists use it, or runners/peds, or what)
...
05-15-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

I haven't measured the street pictured, but I...

I haven't measured the street pictured, but I believe the minimum width for a compulsory bike lane in CA is 4', including the gutter. Even if it's less than 4', and even if there's debris in it (or a...
05-15-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

I think that was sarcasm, but read my above post...

I think that was sarcasm, but read my above post about why it can be dangerous. Again, it's usually not a problem, but it can be.
05-15-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

Nobody here is advocating for hitting the...

Nobody here is advocating for hitting the pedestrian. Even the meanest roadie knows it's likely to hurt them more than the ped. You seemed to be suggesting that gesturing to the ped that they...
05-15-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

Let me get this straight. You feel that the...

Let me get this straight. You feel that the person following the law is entitled and rude for wanting others to also follow the law?
05-14-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

Going back to the main category, 2 of the 10 most...

Going back to the main category, 2 of the 10 most recent threads were complaints. Sounds like you’re fishing for something.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,528
Posted By urbanknight

Heck yeah. If I was one of those guys who cleaned...

Heck yeah. If I was one of those guys who cleaned up at races, I would buy a Walmart bike and slaughter everyone at the local crits with it just for kicks. Alas, nobody notices the bike under the guy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By urbanknight

You're right. I did a poor job of explaining it....

You're right. I did a poor job of explaining it. It helps avoid any slack by a large imbalance of tension. I haven't played with any hubs wider than 135mm, but I'll bet that helps as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By urbanknight

It could be all psychological, but bladed spokes...

It could be all psychological, but bladed spokes always feel "stiffer" to me. For comfort as well as durability though, I usually like to build with the super thin butted spokes (like Laser or...
05-14-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

If you say that sweetly enough, they might...

If you say that sweetly enough, they might actually take you up on your suggestion.
05-14-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

I would argue that, after the second move inward,...

I would argue that, after the second move inward, you slow or even stop. Drivers and cyclists alike often forget that their vehicle is equipped with an amazing device to help avoid collisions......
05-14-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

I have actually had that happen to me before. It...

I have actually had that happen to me before. It baffled me and I didn't know if I should be gracious that they are that dedicated to getting out of my way, or alarmed at the risk they're taking.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,528
Posted By urbanknight

I loooooong time ago, I was on a training ride...

I loooooong time ago, I was on a training ride chugging along a flat road at about 32 mph enjoying the draft of a 100+ person pack when out of the corner of my eye there was some dude on a full...
05-14-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

It's not just a matter of how smooth it is....

It's not just a matter of how smooth it is. Apparently asphalt is softer to the impact, enough that it makes a difference to the knees. I have no idea if this is true or not, but it's apparently the...
05-14-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By urbanknight

True, but isn't the purpose of running against...

True, but isn't the purpose of running against traffic so that you see oncoming traffic and take maneuvers to avoid a collision? Like moving closer to the curb so the cyclist doesn't have to go quite...
05-13-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By urbanknight

I see threads showing on those spokes. Someone...

I see threads showing on those spokes. Someone used spokes that were a few mm too short, and quite possibly went a little too far with the tightening/tensioning trying to cover it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,528
Posted By urbanknight

I'm gonna say no. If a track bike becomes a...

I'm gonna say no. If a track bike becomes a "fixie" as soon as it hits the streets, a fat bike should become a... I don't know... skinny bike?
05-13-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By urbanknight

Thanks. Unless you see a reason not to, I'll see...

Thanks. Unless you see a reason not to, I'll see if a better pair of QR's combined with the new hanger solves the problem, then resort to filing the left side as plan B.

*Off to search for a 145mm...
05-13-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By urbanknight

They're some generic external cam ones, but the...

They're some generic external cam ones, but the reason the axle slips is because that notch is just slightly below the top of the opening. Just enough to locate the wheel properly when putting it on,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By urbanknight

I had never heard of the TT, but looking at their...

I had never heard of the TT, but looking at their website it says it's meant for time trials. That means it's all about low rolling resistance, not cornering traction and not puncture resistance.
...
05-13-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By urbanknight

This conversation did make me realize that this...

This conversation did make me realize that this problem isn't just on the derailleur hanger but also on the frame itself. Just pulled the wheel off again to check and yep! Looks like the previous...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,528
Posted By urbanknight

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I will say...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I will say though that I am guilty of doing exactly what Tomato Coupe suggested. Every time I plan on buying a 25mm tire for my road bike, I see that the 23mm is on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,528
Posted By urbanknight

I get your opinion (and it is 100% correct as far...

I get your opinion (and it is 100% correct as far as I'm concerned), but just can't resist responding to your absolutes.

Events like the Furnace Creek 500 or Voodoo 500 are races, and most (if not...
05-13-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By urbanknight

Edit: Now I understand what Trailangel was trying...

Edit: Now I understand what Trailangel was trying to say, but wouldn't the opening on the hanger still be considered part of the dropout? Anyway, the right dropout on the frame is also notched like...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,528
Posted By urbanknight

I feel like this was a big and hotly debated...

I feel like this was a big and hotly debated topic when I went on my cycling hiatus almost a decade ago, and we're still talking about it. It seems, as Eric mentioned above, that the smoother the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By urbanknight

I switched to bibs because my gut started to...

I switched to bibs because my gut started to spill over the waist of my shorts and fold it down. When I was a twig, I really didn't care if I wore bibs or shorts.

Still, I think a little...
05-13-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By urbanknight

Edit: I see what you're saying now. The dropout...

Edit: I see what you're saying now. The dropout in the frame is also notched like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By urbanknight

79pmooney’s post is making me think bibs should...

79pmooney’s post is making me think bibs should have adjustable straps.

Thanks for the comment on Specialized. I was about to try their RBX bib, but maybe I’ll skip the sandpaper experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By urbanknight

Nope, we're gonna take this thread to 3 pages...

Nope, we're gonna take this thread to 3 pages before we even think of letting it die.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By urbanknight

Sounds like everyone has their own experience. I...

Sounds like everyone has their own experience. I stopped buying mediums (even when I was 145lb with a 34" waist) because I literally got sore shoulders from the straps. Large felt just as good to me...
05-12-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By urbanknight

I already found the right hanger and am expecting...

I already found the right hanger and am expecting it next week, and yeah for some reason derailleurhanger.com has the wrong one, but thanks anyway! I hadn't thought about the loose QR possibility,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By urbanknight

My understanding is that you size bibs by height...

My understanding is that you size bibs by height and don't worry about things like waist unless you are seriously outside the realm of a normal human being. The straps will stretch a little, so if...
05-12-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By urbanknight

Do replaceable hangers wear?

On a bike I recently bought used, I noticed the rear wheel shifts a little after riding. Taking it apart, I found that the right dropout was larger and keyhole shaped, measuring at 11.2mm compared to...
05-12-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By urbanknight

Was actually about to post about this just now. I...

Was actually about to post about this just now. I actually just discovered this on a bike I bought used recently. Took the wheel out and determined that the replaceable right side dropout had an...
05-12-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,318
Posted By urbanknight

Wow, I don't recall it being that inexpensive...

Wow, I don't recall it being that inexpensive when I was looking for a wireless computer for my son. Would have gladly spent the extra $5 over the basic sensor one I got with unintelligible...
05-12-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By urbanknight

I never actually ended up seeing him as I worked...

I never actually ended up seeing him as I worked my issues out on my own before he was available, but multiple people recommended Nate Loyal when I was asking around.
https://www.loyalcoaching.com/...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,054
Posted By urbanknight

Since long socks became so popular, I just...

Since long socks became so popular, I just started wearing my bolder dress socks. Flamingoes, Baby Yoda, musical jokes, whatever.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 905
Posted By urbanknight

Maybe I didn't burnish them hard enough (I used...

Maybe I didn't burnish them hard enough (I used my thumbnail and not a coin), but my experience was the patches stuck and sealed just fine for quite a while, but then after about 2-3 years started to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By urbanknight

You didn't specify. Your fault. :50:

You didn't specify. Your fault. :50:
05-07-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By urbanknight

I've heard of that, but is there documentation of...

I've heard of that, but is there documentation of that doing anything good? Maybe it's because I grew up racing in a time when you had to push a little (easily lost) pin just right in order to change...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By urbanknight

Could it be a Sun ME14a or Ambrosio Excellight? I...

Could it be a Sun ME14a or Ambrosio Excellight? I recall those looking very much like the Open Pro.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 905
Posted By urbanknight

+1 I carry two spare tubes and a peel/stick patch...

+1 I carry two spare tubes and a peel/stick patch kit with me. If I end up having to resort to the patch kit, I ride it home and then take it off and replace the sticker with a real patch.

When I...
05-07-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By urbanknight

I believe the conventional wisdom is that if you...

I believe the conventional wisdom is that if you have a worn cassette, it will have worn your chain as well. If you're changing a perfectly good cassette just to get different gearing, that's not the...
05-07-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By urbanknight

I just assumed they SPD side would naturally rest...

I just assumed they SPD side would naturally rest on top because the platform would weigh the other side down more. Sounds like that's not the case, and that would indeed annoy my son who sometimes...
05-05-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By urbanknight

lol so exactly what I DON'T want for this...

lol so exactly what I DON'T want for this situation. Thanks ;-)

Actually, I used to ride Speedplay Zero myself. Definitely the best feeling pedal I've ever used, but I was too lazy to keep them...
05-05-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By urbanknight

Thanks. Your answer gave me a lot of insight. Any...

Thanks. Your answer gave me a lot of insight. Any reason you don't like the snap in platforms? I figured they would be a plus because it would give him better cornering clearance when using the...
05-04-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,318
Posted By urbanknight

The Xoss one for $30 gets good reviews on Amazon....

The Xoss one for $30 gets good reviews on Amazon. It fits Garmin mounts and has a rechargeable battery, making it just as economical to run on multiple bikes as any other wireless option.
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