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Forum: Commuting
08-07-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By greatbasin

I'm not sure I understand what's going on here,...

I'm not sure I understand what's going on here, but I hope kids get a chance to take off on their bike with another kid or two and do their own thing instead of being plastered into cocoons and...
Forum: Foo
08-07-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,323
Posted By greatbasin

So if they were there 37,000 years ago, why isn't...

So if they were there 37,000 years ago, why isn't there older evidence of things like ball bearings and pneumatic tires? What were people doing for the first 30,000 years or so? What changed? Did...
08-04-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,188
Posted By greatbasin

My son is presently learning to drive (has his...

My son is presently learning to drive (has his permit). Because I am involved in this process, I am aware that there is well-researched advice on road-rage including that published by state...
08-04-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,188
Posted By greatbasin

I'm not advising to forsake situational...

I'm not advising to forsake situational awareness. Looking and eye contact aren't the same thing, and I doubt that eye contact enables the judgement of their next action, but it can be escalatory...
08-04-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,188
Posted By greatbasin

It's not clear from all the participants in this...

It's not clear from all the participants in this thread that the safe, intelligent, responsible and classy response to road rage is understood.

Make no eye contact with the enraged person or any...
08-02-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By greatbasin

The suit also names Vista Outdoors, parent of...

The suit also names Vista Outdoors, parent of Giro, the brand of helmet the girl was wearing. The girl is reported to have died from a TBI.

My teen kids ride pedal bicycles and motorcycles. The...
Forum: Foo
07-29-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 741
Posted By greatbasin

Who's collecting data from my car? It would have...

Who's collecting data from my car? It would have to be someone very clever to have the Lucas electronics working that meaningfully all this time.
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By greatbasin

My Carradice saddlebag puts the weight in front...

My Carradice saddlebag puts the weight in front of the rear axle. My Brooks or Ortlieb panniers put more of the weight behind the rear axle. Most of our body weight and most of the weight of the...
07-28-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 861
Posted By greatbasin

What you needed for that experience was wool. ...

What you needed for that experience was wool.
Cotton is ideal for arid climates, which include hot and dry, and very cold and dry. It is the choice for the Arctic and Antarctic both (not as...
07-28-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By greatbasin

A nice cargo bike would be a relatively big...

A nice cargo bike would be a relatively big expense. It could be worth it, but it would make sense to improvise until you know that's what you want or need. You could improvise using the bike you...
07-27-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By greatbasin

Your assessment sounds very subjective. There...

Your assessment sounds very subjective. There are objective criteria for bike fit that generally play out, like setting the seat-top to pedal-platform distance (along line of seat tube) about 109%...
07-27-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 861
Posted By greatbasin

Loose fitting cotton in light colors. You don't...

Loose fitting cotton in light colors.
You don't see people in the desert wearing Lycra to stay cool.
What Lycra does is perform best-as-possible for a low-drag garment.
If you want to dress for...
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By greatbasin

She would have been able to get into the park for...

She would have been able to get into the park for free with the Every Kid Outdoors program for 4th graders: https://www.nationalparks.org/our-work/campaigns-initiatives/every-kid-outdoors
That...
07-26-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,343
Posted By greatbasin

It sounds like you're trying to decide whether to...

It sounds like you're trying to decide whether to ride for a greater or maximum health benefit, or to keep it pleasurable and enjoyable. You wrote that you're enjoying the riding you're doing now and...
07-24-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,027
Posted By greatbasin

I rode thirty miles yesterday afternoon and...

I rode thirty miles yesterday afternoon and wasn't more particularly in need of a change or shower afterward. I wouldn't argue that an intense 30 mile ride of short duration will work up a sweat and...
07-24-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,027
Posted By greatbasin

I'm sure for people that are serious about...

I'm sure for people that are serious about cycling for fitness, competition, and even recreation, these kinds of questions are amusing since they've found cycling-specific clothing to be the only...
07-24-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,027
Posted By greatbasin

Maybe this is just a troll, but if you're...

Maybe this is just a troll, but if you're serious, try boxer briefs. In a poly/spandex blend, they're not loose and they shouldn't bunch. If you want them with a chamois, the Souke brand offers that....
07-22-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,655
Posted By greatbasin

Just "cash flow" through the drive-thru...

Just "cash flow" through the drive-thru registers. Even better, sell sugar and caffeine to motorists.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 881
Posted By greatbasin

Sorry about the bike. Glad you were evidently...

Sorry about the bike. Glad you were evidently not seriously injured. You were riding in the cross walk. That's perfectly valid and this was obviously the fault of the driver and no fault of your...
07-20-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,710
Posted By greatbasin

Is stepped butting better, or would it be better...

Is stepped butting better, or would it be better to have it conical?
Are internal splines (Miyata) better, or external fluting (Gilco)?
Do the tube ends need to be thicker (butted) for brazing into...
07-20-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By greatbasin

Politicians "do" the following three things:...

Politicians "do" the following three things: advertising, credit claiming, and position taking. None of these things is going to solve the problems you described.
The authorities that most people...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 881
Posted By greatbasin

You're an experienced commuter as you wrote. So...

You're an experienced commuter as you wrote. So you know to check behind you (do you have a mirror?) and signal or do whatever is necessary to make your impending left swerve clear to oncoming...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 881
Posted By greatbasin

I see in the video of your commute that you ride...

I see in the video of your commute that you ride in the lane most of the time the camera was going. The cars are not going over the obstacles on the shoulder or on the ripped up road in the...
07-19-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By greatbasin

Update: I acquired some Rubyfluid SS flux. This...

Update: I acquired some Rubyfluid SS flux. This is a stainless-steel specific acid flux. I use this with acid-core silver solder (Fourney). I tried both my iron (Weller WES51) and a propane...
07-19-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,655
Posted By greatbasin

I home school, so this is absolutely happening...

I home school, so this is absolutely happening for my own high-school age kids. They don't necessarily believe or agree with everything I teach them though. I've got one boy that's like Alex Keaton...
07-19-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,655
Posted By greatbasin

I would like to see more high-school cycling....

I would like to see more high-school cycling. People in high-school can be taught that cycling is not just the childish activity that they left behind as they graduate to motoring. They can be...
07-19-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,655
Posted By greatbasin

I'm not so sure it's that simple. While I agree...

I'm not so sure it's that simple. While I agree there is a troubling mindset, I've seen plenty of evidence that it isn't so easily changed. What you're proposing is more likely to increase the...
07-19-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,806
Posted By greatbasin

The steel frame is fine indeed, and there are a...

The steel frame is fine indeed, and there are a great many classic and vintage bicycles that are undeniably worthy. If you don't ride fast and are the least bit concerned about comfort, I second the...
Forum: Touring
07-18-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 952
Posted By greatbasin

I hadn't thought about it. ...

I hadn't thought about it.
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Daily Precipitation in 2022. The...
07-18-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 730
Posted By greatbasin

If you're talking LBS inventory, then extinct,...

If you're talking LBS inventory, then extinct, yes. Online, the selection and availablity of unpopular parts like 27 inch tires has been growing and can be expected to grow. There is definitely no...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By greatbasin

I agree with the above. I am a long-time...

I agree with the above. I am a long-time motorcyclist and have seen and read extensive chain lube comparisons. There are innumberable products out there for both bicycle and motorcycle chains that...
07-18-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 753
Posted By greatbasin

I have an Aluminum Cannondale comfort bike -- my...

I have an Aluminum Cannondale comfort bike -- my wife's -- with those same exact tires. They're great tires, and very comfortable at the correct pressure. The Silca calculator linked above is what...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By greatbasin

They used snake oil. ...

They used snake oil. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_oil
07-15-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By greatbasin

I'm not suggesting tactcs. The fact is, anybody...

I'm not suggesting tactcs. The fact is, anybody coming under a sudden ambush is at a tactical disadvantage. What I'm saying is that cyclists have a perception problem. That perception of...
07-14-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By greatbasin

Cyclists are regarded as soft targets because...

Cyclists are regarded as soft targets because they rarely have any means to defend themselves, especially in California:...
07-14-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,023
Posted By greatbasin

I don't believe there is a method or human...

I don't believe there is a method or human intervention of any kind that successfully addresses tinnitus. Period. A person with tinnitus and hearing loss can wear hearing aids to bring up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By greatbasin

If locking and pushing/washing out the front...

If locking and pushing/washing out the front weren't a thing, then neither would ABS be a thing. Shimano evidently thinks otherwise and filed a patent in 2019. ...
07-14-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By greatbasin

I was discussing motorists striking cyclists with...

I was discussing motorists striking cyclists with my wife and my teen son who is about to start driving. I've taken my sons (the other is a year away from driving) cycle touring in both rural and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By greatbasin

It's false to think the front provides the most...

It's false to think the front provides the most possible braking. This misconception is based on the idea that 100% of the weight will transfer off the rear wheel, leaving it with no traction. This...
07-13-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By greatbasin

Yes. I don't especially do. This article...

Yes.
I don't especially do. This article explains many of the reasons some people do, including, "Fun, Fitness, Form, Feel & 'Ficciency:"
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixeda.html

Here's a lot...
07-13-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,778
Posted By greatbasin

They didn't lose anything. They don't have a...

They didn't lose anything. They don't have a small in stock and can't get one.
07-13-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,293
Posted By greatbasin

If you make the bicycle fit, then the frame was...

If you make the bicycle fit, then the frame was not a size too small or a size too large. Too large and too small are sizes where the stem, handlebars, and seatpost that you want to use do not...
07-12-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,067
Posted By greatbasin

Yes. Next time, use gear oil.

Yes. Next time, use gear oil.
07-12-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,248
Posted By greatbasin

So the conclusion is that the '92 on skinny...

So the conclusion is that the '92 on skinny little 23mm tires wasn't especially slower or even meaningfully slower at all than a new '22 road bike, but it was comparatively uncomfortable -- not...
07-12-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By greatbasin

Late 70's. I suspect the new cable is thinner. ...

Late 70's. I suspect the new cable is thinner. It hadn't occurred to me that standard would have changed, but I'm sure it did. I measured and the brake cable looks to be 0.085" and the shifter...
07-11-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By greatbasin

Jagwire slipping in Cyclone FD

I put some new Jagwire Elite Ultra-Slick uncoated stainless cables on my bike, and I've had the cable slip in the front derailleur a couple times. I'm torqueing the clamping bolt tight enough that...
07-11-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,750
Posted By greatbasin

I have a 32 pound steel touring bike similar to...

I have a 32 pound steel touring bike similar to your Sutra, and I have a 20-pound Bianchi road bike -- not as light or high-tech as the carbon Roubaix, but close compared to the touring bike. At low...
07-08-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By greatbasin

In my state, bicycles are explicitly not...

In my state, bicycles are explicitly not vehicles, where "vehicle" has a specific legal definition. If they were "vehicles" then they would be subject to things like registration because it is...
07-06-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By greatbasin

Congratulations on expecting a child. I'm sure...

Congratulations on expecting a child. I'm sure you're excited about that. It does add a lot of responsibility. Conceiving a child isn't a great achievement, but raising one well certainly is....
07-06-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By greatbasin

I've never had any problem with my Belgian...

I've never had any problem with my Belgian Weinmann rims and Normandy high-flange hubs. I try to ride as flat as possible, but I live in the mountains.
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