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Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,631
Views: 404,178
Posted By RiceAWay

This is my Colnago CLX3.0 on t ...

This is my Colnago CLX3.0 on t
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By RiceAWay

Right on, gluing the tread on is preying for a...

Right on, gluing the tread on is preying for a flat while descending at high speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By RiceAWay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265256757846?_trkparms=ai...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265256757846?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201210111314%26meid%3D4910f508ed474ccabb6340e24d13f023%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,936
Posted By RiceAWay

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away I wrote a...

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away I wrote a paper concerning the helmet standard and its effect on rates of fatalities. https://www.vehicularcyclist.com/kunich.html This showed no advantage to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,936
Posted By RiceAWay

If those pictures were of the bike AND if either...

If those pictures were of the bike AND if either the stem or the bars are carbon fiber I would suggest that what happened is that the bars rotated forward and she had too much weight on the bars and...
08-17-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By RiceAWay

That is NOT a Schwinn fork.

That is NOT a Schwinn fork.
07-30-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,776
Posted By RiceAWay

In 2009 I had a severe concussion and the ER...

In 2009 I had a severe concussion and the ER didn't even keep me overnight for observation. This is a real no-no. The concussion caused rather severe damage - enough that i was pretty much out of it...
03-06-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,836
Posted By RiceAWay

Perhaps we should note that the rate of...

Perhaps we should note that the rate of pedestrian deaths is far above that for cyclists. They have argued that this is because there are so many pedestrians vs. cyclists but I don't know if I would...
03-06-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,836
Posted By RiceAWay

I am unfamiliar with Walmart helmets but any...

I am unfamiliar with Walmart helmets but any helmet that meets the CPSC helmet standard is equally good or rather not good. Initially helmets were designed to allow you to fall 2 meters without...
12-09-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,393
Posted By RiceAWay

Usually this is an easy fix. You loosen the brake...

Usually this is an easy fix. You loosen the brake calipers, Hold the brake on tight and tighten the calipers down. Do this with both wheels since whoever put your bike together got distracted or...
11-29-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,866
Posted By RiceAWay

I am presently 76 and have had just about every...

I am presently 76 and have had just about every good bike that was made at one time or another. Older steel bikes are as good as anything on the road if you are a sports rider. Also 8 or 9 speed...
11-09-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By RiceAWay

I have to wonder if you've ever encountered black...

I have to wonder if you've ever encountered black ice. No one believes that it is black. It is clear and on the black asphalt it is black. With the slightest roughing of the surface it neither...
11-08-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By RiceAWay

If you're in an area where you suspect black ice...

If you're in an area where you suspect black ice TAKE THE LANE so that you have room to slide off of the ice and catch traction. Ride in a straight line and do not ride on slanted surfaces. You...
11-08-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 13,883
Posted By RiceAWay

Welcome to the beginners club. In many places the...

Welcome to the beginners club. In many places the spring starting all over club as well. You will find that the most you stretch out your rides the better you feel on the shorter rides but none of...
11-06-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,221
Posted By RiceAWay

if Strava uses a file generated by a wheel based...

if Strava uses a file generated by a wheel based speedometer/distance measurement (most common for downloaded files) the climbing does not modify the distance. If the Strava file is generated from a...
11-03-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By RiceAWay

I have a Look 585. this is a climbing bike...

I have a Look 585. this is a climbing bike similar to my Trek Emonda with no attempt to make aero section tubes. It is EXTREMELY light. With an older 10 speed Campy Record group on it and the Record...
10-13-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By RiceAWay

1. It sounds like there was an air leak which can...

1. It sounds like there was an air leak which can occur by over-tightening the brake line after bleeding. This over-compresses the olive. This is easy to do.
2. The squealing normally means it is...
10-13-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By RiceAWay

Actually as a person that has switched over to...

Actually as a person that has switched over to Di2 on a 2018 Trek let me advise you that you already have the best available. While it is harder than hell to get the Campy properly aligned and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,792
Posted By RiceAWay

It doesn't matter in the least whether you open...

It doesn't matter in the least whether you open the tube of glue or not. Either the carrier leaks out through the crimp at the bottom of the tube or through the metal tube itself since I have an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,377
Posted By RiceAWay

Bell originally designed helmets for motorcycle...

Bell originally designed helmets for motorcycle racing. They made some basic assumptions - that the greatest danger to a rider was having his head fractured. As soon as racers started using them the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,349
Posted By RiceAWay

I start most seasons at 190 lbs and my riding...

I start most seasons at 190 lbs and my riding weight is about 182 lbs. It takes months of hard riding to get that weight off and when I hit the right weight my riding improves dramatically. I have...
09-18-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By RiceAWay

Here is a Chinese bike that you can rely on. Most...

Here is a Chinese bike that you can rely on. Most of the problems with Chinese bikes is quality control, this manufacturer has good QC. https://www.yoeleobike.com/road/frames.html
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,872
Posted By RiceAWay

I used tubeless for about 5 years and grew more...

I used tubeless for about 5 years and grew more and more disenchanted with them. They STILL get flats by getting a cut too large for the sealant to seal. You can carry "bacon" or a tubeless "plug"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 19,833
Posted By RiceAWay

1. They do not have particularly good traction. ...

1. They do not have particularly good traction.
2. They do not have bead to bead flat protection to if you ride them on a gravel path, you can get large cuts in the sidewall.
3. They ride like a...
08-31-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,962
Posted By RiceAWay

Masks and exercise

Since I have worked heavily in science as an R & D electronics engineer, I have had to work closely with statistics. This is why I have strongly questioned CDC's statistics. Now it turns out that...
08-26-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By RiceAWay

The only thing I would add is "lubricate with a...

The only thing I would add is "lubricate with a good grease obtainable from Shimano. Car grease is cheaper but a lot heavier grade and provides more frictional drag.
08-26-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By RiceAWay

1. You'll need basic bike maintenance tools such...

1. You'll need basic bike maintenance tools such as a cable cutter, chain breaker, pedal wrench, cassette chain lock and the pertinent cassette lockring tool for your bike or bikes. If you are really...
08-26-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By RiceAWay

There is a substantial difference in the cut and...

There is a substantial difference in the cut and fit of women's vs men's bicycle clothing. And it is usually easier to find men's clothing anyway. But you can wear anything you like if you buy a...
08-26-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,574
Posted By RiceAWay

I found a Trek HIFi 29er that a guy was selling...

I found a Trek HIFi 29er that a guy was selling real cheap. I drove over there and the bike was brand new. He had decided to ride a bike, bought the best thing on the market at the time and then,...
08-26-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,574
Posted By RiceAWay

I have to agree with you that the Bontrager is...

I have to agree with you that the Bontrager is hot, I can't say that I've had the problem with the straps you've had. Remember that everyone has a different shaped head. The most comfortable helmet I...
08-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,574
Posted By RiceAWay

Tell me, I have to post this at least once a...

Tell me, I have to post this at least once a year. After I got tired of trying to keep up with little guys in motorcycle races; I became the safety director of the American Federation of...
08-25-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,574
Posted By RiceAWay

Helmets are pretty much the same as the very...

Helmets are pretty much the same as the very first ones that were made in the 60's by Bell. While we are talking about helmets let's be clear about something. A helmet of the "normal" type is...
08-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By RiceAWay

My experience is that machine build wheels are...

My experience is that machine build wheels are generally better than those build by a man and I build wheels all the time - or did until good wheels became cheaper than buying a set of good spokes.
08-07-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By RiceAWay

That must be why all those Tesla drivers are dead.

That must be why all those Tesla drivers are dead.
08-07-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,785
Posted By RiceAWay

The bikes that were once considered...

The bikes that were once considered top-of-the-line are now sneered at. I have a '98 Basso Loto that is less than four lbs heavier that my Trek Madone 6.9 and rides far better. Since I am 190 lbs the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By RiceAWay

I've never seen sweat cause those sorts of...

I've never seen sweat cause those sorts of problems. The ratchet mechanism in a 10 speed or more has teeth so fine that dust can clog it. If you ride it often normally the shifting keeps it fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By RiceAWay

My Experience with Tubeless

About two years ago I went to tubeless tires. I had been riding 28 mm clincher tires (Michelin Pro4) and really liked them. I must not have been the only ones since I haven't been able to find them...
07-25-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By RiceAWay

On Bike Radar they announced that the Garmin site...

On Bike Radar they announced that the Garmin site was really down and it wasn't some sort of glitch in your software. Wonder when it will be back?
06-23-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,433
Posted By RiceAWay

I guess my Zurich is the last one. Some guy had...

I guess my Zurich is the last one. Some guy had bought it and put it on the shelf. I bought the frameset and there had never been a bottom bracket in it. I have about 500 miles on it. It is built...
06-23-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By RiceAWay

Your old Honda Civic has rain gutters on it if I...

Your old Honda Civic has rain gutters on it if I remember correctly. I don't believe that anyone makes the roof-rack mounting clamps for rain gutters anymore. You might be able to find a set on...
06-19-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,740
Posted By RiceAWay

In short no. But usually over time the pawls wear...

In short no. But usually over time the pawls wear the edges down and become a little quieter. There are designs in which the clearance between the pawl and the hub is very narrow and the angle of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,128
Posted By RiceAWay

Seattle Forest = If they are using a single motor...

Seattle Forest = If they are using a single motor imagine the linkage and the number of rotational points. And SRAM cannot even make a bearing that doesn't wear out in a couple of months.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,128
Posted By RiceAWay

I did too until I happened to get a Ultegra Di2...

I did too until I happened to get a Ultegra Di2 group with hydraulic disks on the cheap. After I got it working I was sold on it.

My DuraAce manual group is noisy and very hard to set up properly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,183
Posted By RiceAWay

First find someone local that is a bike nut. Then...

First find someone local that is a bike nut. Then have him help you find a good used bike on Ebay or Craigslist. In general you can land some pretty good deals this way. No $500 new bike is going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,079
Posted By RiceAWay

As I grow older and have less energy to spare and...

As I grow older and have less energy to spare and my balance becomes more and more of a problem I generally just nod these days. Don't be put off.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By RiceAWay

Just between us I am having a great deal of...

Just between us I am having a great deal of trouble with 11 speed chains. The space between the cogs is so narrow that one click on the rear derailleur cable adjust is enough for it to start making...
05-19-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,239
Posted By RiceAWay

Bikes are not cars and there is so little change...

Bikes are not cars and there is so little change from year to year that you charge whatever the market will bear. What do you think is better, a new Trek aluminum bike with lower end Shimano parts on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,585
Posted By RiceAWay

The BB90 is just narrow enough to fit a standard...

The BB90 is just narrow enough to fit a standard Shimano crankset in it with a 24 mm axle. The bearings themselves are 7 mm wide each so that would make it 14 mm wider that the cranksets. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,995
Posted By RiceAWay

It isn't nearly so much the size as the road...

It isn't nearly so much the size as the road surfaces you ride over that the specific tire. I really was shocked going from 23 mm Continentals to 28 mm Michelin Pro4 tires on our rotten roads here....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,057
Posted By RiceAWay

Another problem with tubeless - sometimes the...

Another problem with tubeless - sometimes the step is too high and the tubeless tires will not seal against it tightly enough to allow enough pressure to force it up. Rather than a tire pump pressure...
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