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09-19-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,843
Posted By u235

I was pointing out people made their decisions....

I was pointing out people made their decisions. Never blamed consumers for the overall mess and not sure how you deduced that. They are responsible for their own mess. A lot of people and...
09-16-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,697
Posted By u235

Since this thread is already out of hand.. My...

Since this thread is already out of hand.. My observations.
There are a lot of people that want the absolute fastest most efficient bike ride possible. Take everything outside of the power plant and...
09-02-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,603
Posted By u235

LOL, vigilante justice. No court considers random...

LOL, vigilante justice. No court considers random unverified unaccountable uncontested one sided reports from a random website and I'm infinitely happy they don't. Would you even want them to...
09-01-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By u235

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a...

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a one time or an occasional one off. Add some rain or water into that and the wrong lube and it goes bad quick. I gave up on wax and silicone based...
08-31-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By u235

A few rounds of Gorilla tape around my pump body...

A few rounds of Gorilla tape around my pump body for that.
08-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,067
Posted By u235

​​​​​​I assume this compare of pedestrians and...

​​​​​​I assume this compare of pedestrians and cyclists all involved getting hit by a car? What percent were determined death by head injuries? The document does not mention that unless I missed it. ...
08-25-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,067
Posted By u235

If anyone riding a bike is at risk for this from...

If anyone riding a bike is at risk for this from repetition... they REALLY need to take up a different form of exercise or transportation and I'm sure other body parts will be far mangled already.
...
08-25-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,128
Posted By u235

Wow, its a synthetic material, I throw mine in...

Wow, its a synthetic material, I throw mine in the wash with my other clothes with average cost detergent on cold and most times it goes into the dryer. Instead of all the time spent on weekly or...
Forum: Foo
08-14-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By u235

I ordered 4 205x60x16 winter tires last year at...

I ordered 4 205x60x16 winter tires last year at Walmart shipped to store. When they arrived I went to the store with my car that has 18 inch wheels and tires on it (235/45/18) and took along 4 bare...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,079
Posted By u235

Limit yourself to those options all just to...

Limit yourself to those options all just to prevent buying a new chain a little more often?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 399,105
Posted By u235

Most of my miles are open road ahead.. ...

Most of my miles are open road ahead..

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Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,079
Posted By u235

I use petroleum based chain lube year round. ...

I use petroleum based chain lube year round. Never a problem in winter or rain other than an occasional leg tattoo. I use various KMC SL series coated chains. A chain only lasts me about a year...
08-06-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,390
Posted By u235

I use that for basically everything that needs...

I use that for basically everything that needs grease. Cheap and readily available. Another tube is in the mail as we speak. I use the left over in the grease gun to fill this little gun up for my...
08-06-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,818
Posted By u235

​​​​​​Agree and another big con is if that...

​​​​​​Agree and another big con is if that singletrack or trail is wet. Like I mentioned earlier in this thread... A great gravel/road tire is not a great trail tire and visa versa. Single track and...
07-17-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,048
Posted By u235

Grew up there. Lived on steep brick road that...

Grew up there. Lived on steep brick road that cars would spin on in the rain. I had a 46/14 single speed and you just got out of the saddle a lot. That was MANY years ago.
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By u235

I saw an older dude on a beach cruiser with no...

I saw an older dude on a beach cruiser with no underwear and loose shorts, I saw way too much and I can't unsee that. Wouldn't surprise me if someone called the police. It was on the W&OD in the DC...
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By u235

I quit chamois and padded bike shorts a while...

I quit chamois and padded bike shorts a while ago. Moisture build up from reduced airflow down there caused more problems than it solved. I roll centuries and multiday 80+ miles in regular athletic...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By u235

Just amazed at your low requirements. I can go...

Just amazed at your low requirements. I can go through two large bottles of water in 30 minutes and eat more on hot humid days. Often times there are places to refill but other times not. I carry a...
06-19-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By u235

Nothing clears a MUP faster than a little rain....

Nothing clears a MUP faster than a little rain. Not sure where people go so quick but they seem to instamtly vanish and usually don't come back for a while. I ride right on through and enjoy the the...
06-17-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,142
Posted By u235

Are they solo or in a group? Group riding is...

Are they solo or in a group?

Group riding is always faster for the same effort and usually adds motivation.

What's that quote? "Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will". For...
06-17-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,818
Posted By u235

Gravel means different things to different...

Gravel means different things to different people. You will never be traction limited with a slick tire on gravel. Slick tread is perfect on gravel and good on dry hard. A good road/gravel tire is a...
06-16-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,879
Posted By u235

I think this thread sucks, convince me otherwise.

I think this thread sucks, convince me otherwise.
06-15-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By u235

I've done mixed terrain centuries on 45 Riddler's...

I've done mixed terrain centuries on 45 Riddler's (40 miles asphalt, rest various gravel). Wasn't great on the asphalt but great on the gravel. Done the same route with 37 Hutchinson Overide and 42...
06-13-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By u235

I don't know the specifics but sounds like you...

I don't know the specifics but sounds like you have wires you are attaching together with various methods and they are not reliable. Solder and heat shrink is the answer. Adhesive lined heat shrink...
06-10-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By u235

On an all purpose adventure/road/gravel bike, it...

On an all purpose adventure/road/gravel bike, it comes down to flexibility with tires and sizes. I think they define the bike more than anything else assuming you have the right size bike and your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,530
Posted By u235

People are terrible at determining risk, actual...

People are terrible at determining risk, actual statistical risk vs perceived risk is often way off. Part of it is the numbers, 2 people having something happening seems the same mentally as a 100 or...
06-08-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,711
Posted By u235

I was browsing through the comments and about to...

I was browsing through the comments and about to ask that myself. I think it was mentioned earlier but seemed to be glossed over. Check the tightness and movement of the headset. Pick up the bike...
06-07-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,714
Posted By u235

I have a hardtail and use pinned pedals and no...

I have a hardtail and use pinned pedals and no specific bike shoes, just a soft regular almost flat tread. Like others said, for down hill, lean back, reposition your foot and heels down and use your...
06-01-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By u235

FSA omega crankset supports a 30/46. Overall...

FSA omega crankset supports a 30/46. Overall setup is realtively cheap compared to other options. I've been running this 6 of my last 10k miles with the same cranks and BB with no problem and most of...
03-01-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,162
Posted By u235

Wow, in the big scheme of things, some people...

Wow, in the big scheme of things, some people really think a bike frame is some marvel of engineering and manufacturing. Regardless of our opinions on that... My point is it would take 30-60 seconds...
02-28-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,162
Posted By u235

I think a lot of comments here are from people...

I think a lot of comments here are from people that have not watched a few of his videos. I have and I came to very different conclusions on what he does and looks at than others have. He gets a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,251
Posted By u235

+1 above I do not race. That being said.. I...

+1 above
I do not race. That being said.. I have easy access to a lot of gravel nearby, no car needed to get there. I view the paved sections of my routes as a necessary evil to get to the non paved...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,164
Posted By u235

You are going about it backwards. Does your...

You are going about it backwards. Does your current bike do what you need it to do at a level you are happy with? If so, you don't need something else. It really is that simple.
01-29-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,670
Posted By u235

Oddly a long hard bike ride greater than an hour...

Oddly a long hard bike ride greater than an hour or cardio exercise with a decent HR clears up my sinus and any chest congestion almost every time unless it is really cold. Once the snot rockets...
01-28-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,821
Posted By u235

Wind chill is 100% a human factor and...

Wind chill is 100% a human factor and calculation. Splitting hairs but... If that water you put outside was 70F, it would reach 35 faster in that wind compared to no wind so there is a wind factor...
01-23-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,969
Posted By u235

My frame doesn't have a name on it, how are...

My frame doesn't have a name on it, how are others supposed to judge if my bike is good or bad?
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,222
Posted By u235

I skip fenders. Nothing against them, I just...

I skip fenders. Nothing against them, I just don't really mind the results without them. A deflector on my lower tube and maybe an "ass saver" in my seat or if I have a rack, I'll fit a piece of...
01-21-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,687
Posted By u235

Aluminum bike right? Do you have an electric...

Aluminum bike right? Do you have an electric dryer? Disconnect your electric dryer power cord and cut one of the wires. Attach one end of the cut wire to the chainstay and the other end to the right...
01-19-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By u235

I frequently stand (not including the MTB which...

I frequently stand (not including the MTB which is a lot more), climbing and just for a break at times, even loaded up with bags and rack. I don't know about weight being transferred to the hands. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,707
Posted By u235

No, Li-ion batteries can be topped off all the...

No, Li-ion batteries can be topped off all the time with no life impact. Taking a Li-ion to a full discharge is not ideal for best life. Older NiCD rechargeable batteries (and much less so Ni-Mh)...
01-16-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,133
Posted By u235

+1 It may depend on the area but I've been...

+1

It may depend on the area but I've been to many areas in various states of terrible smell, sweat, and dirt. It is what it is. I try to get in and out of areas and I am aware of my own presence...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,707
Posted By u235

I typically start my routine ride at 4:30-5:30 pm...

I typically start my routine ride at 4:30-5:30 pm and it is about 2.5 hours. For about 4 months out of the year almost all of it is in the dark. The key for me is it is a routine route with...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,222
Posted By u235

I have a pair of 26x2.1 Smart Sam for my hybrid....

I have a pair of 26x2.1 Smart Sam for my hybrid. They are good rolling on pavement and hardpack as far as knobbiest go. I swap between those and Marathons depending on the day. I went with those...
01-12-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,441
Posted By u235

My routes are loops so same thought.

My routes are loops so same thought.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,948
Posted By u235

Comparing the life and quality of an HG40 vs a...

Comparing the life and quality of an HG40 vs a CM9100 is not apples to apples.
01-05-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,211
Posted By u235

Yes, you have to take both 15 Business and 15...

Yes, you have to take both 15 Business and 15 from Leesburg to the ferry. Roughly 2 miles on each. There is no other way but it's not bad at all. 15B out of Leesburg is a residential/town road with a...
01-02-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By u235

Back in the day... as a reckless teenager on a...

Back in the day... as a reckless teenager on a BMX bike with no brakes riding in the hills of the burbs of Pittsburgh... I still evaluated everything I could. Yes, those that did not are probably...
01-02-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By u235

In my opinion, people that were previously...

In my opinion, people that were previously passing through at A will probably still pass through at A. People that were passing through at B will still pass through at B. They were already going...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By u235

Ii have them.. About 10k miles of mixed...

Ii have them.. About 10k miles of mixed road/off road in all kinds of weather and conditions. Not as good as full hydraulic but better than mechanicals. Pretty much they are there and they work out...
09-27-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,722
Posted By u235

Hutchinson Overide 35 or 38 (I have 38). Great...

Hutchinson Overide 35 or 38 (I have 38). Great road/gravel tire. Tubeless and durable, medium thread life. Rolls great on road. My primary road tire mixed with gravel. A little expensive.
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