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12-07-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By pdlamb

Well, after idling for 20-30 minutes your engine...

Well, after idling for 20-30 minutes your engine gets warm and you're not freezing any more. Although sitting in traffic is depressing to me...
12-06-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By pdlamb

One approach might be to pick the group that...

One approach might be to pick the group that corresponds to your average solo speed for a few rides. You'll probably drift toward the front; if you end up pulling much more than the average rider in...
12-06-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By pdlamb

Some of this, and some of "I buy what I can get."...

Some of this, and some of "I buy what I can get." Especially when something breaks and I need a replacement to keep riding.
12-03-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By pdlamb

If the bikes and shops are close to you, I'd try...

If the bikes and shops are close to you, I'd try test riding both and pick the one you like the best.

Talk with the shops; explain you want to do a longer test ride than many people do (5-10 miles...
12-03-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By pdlamb

Not to be a downer (written as I prepare to be a...

Not to be a downer (written as I prepare to be a downer) ...

It may be possible to repair that break this time. But how are you going to deal with the likelihood that there's another flaw in the...
12-02-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By pdlamb

Yum. The Danish I could resist, but the scones...

Yum. The Danish I could resist, but the scones look like they'd be great with some coffee or hot tea to wash them down. And since I'm riding a lot, I won't gain weight. Or at least not much.
...
12-02-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,201
Posted By pdlamb

​​​​​​​Here I thought it was just the BEGINNING...

​​​​​​​Here I thought it was just the BEGINNING of winter. Is it February already?
11-24-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By pdlamb

Speedplay "updated" their cleats maybe 5 years...

Speedplay "updated" their cleats maybe 5 years back. These are the newer version. IME they'll work on older versions of Frog pedals, but they're a little more fiddly to install. Just make sure...
11-23-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By pdlamb

I've watched full Camelback bottles "burp" fluids...

I've watched full Camelback bottles "burp" fluids as I ride over a bumpy road. Never had that problem with Polar -- that terribly difficult pull to open, push to close nozzle that was great for so...
11-23-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 998
Posted By pdlamb

I must have missed something. OP came back and...

I must have missed something. OP came back and wrote:



Where in that post did OP say "for his riding it works really well?"

All I saw was a planned temperature range (FWIW I handle low 30s...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,018
Posted By pdlamb

I know the orthodox view is that wool stays...

I know the orthodox view is that wool stays warmer when wet than synthetics, but that's not my experience. The coldest I've ever been was a 200k ride when I wore a wool base layer with a heavy wool...
11-19-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By pdlamb

Stupid bike shops! Why don't they stay... off......

Stupid bike shops! Why don't they stay... off... the...

Oh, never mind.
11-17-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By pdlamb

I think this is like how to torque a bolt without...

I think this is like how to torque a bolt without a torque wrench (screw it in until the head breaks off, and stop screwing the replacement 1/4 turn sooner).

Ride the Diverge until you or it...
11-17-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,520
Posted By pdlamb

She Who Must Be Obeyed tells me I need a bike...

She Who Must Be Obeyed tells me I need a bike ride if I slack off too long.
11-17-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By pdlamb

I just wipe a new chain with a rag with mineral...

I just wipe a new chain with a rag with mineral spirits on it to get the stuff off the outside, and re-lube when it starts squeaking.
11-15-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,370
Posted By pdlamb

Couple points. First, I suspect using a...

Couple points. First, I suspect using a tensiometer is similar to using a torque wrench, in that for a majority of uses, a mechanic who works on wheels (or engines) day in, day out, can get pretty...
11-15-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,370
Posted By pdlamb

The Park tensiometer (TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter |...

The Park tensiometer (TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter | Park Tool (https://www.parktool.com/product/spoke-tension-meter-tm-1)) is all I've ever needed. Look for a good price.
11-15-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,258
Posted By pdlamb

If you're comparing the cargo capacity of the...

If you're comparing the cargo capacity of the bike to that, er, truck? -- then you obviously pack too much when you tour.

:)
Forum: Commuting
11-10-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By pdlamb

Thankfully, I rarely have to deal with flints or...

Thankfully, I rarely have to deal with flints or seashells. Glass I try to avoid.

I take the approach that I'd rather risk finding a sharp piece of glass with my tire than with my hand, or with...
11-09-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By pdlamb

How long had you had the Contacts before they...

How long had you had the Contacts before they started flatting? Three flats in three weeks sounds like you either didn't get what was causing the flats out, or it was worn out. Frequent flatting,...
11-09-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By pdlamb

I commuted for years on two bikes with racks of...

I commuted for years on two bikes with racks of different size tubing. I cheerfully ignored the difference and didn't worry about the inserts. 15 years later, nothing's broken yet.

You could...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,119
Posted By pdlamb

Agree with OP, riding in a warm rain is fun! ...

Agree with OP, riding in a warm rain is fun! Especially after a hot day, it's like free sweat to cool you off.
11-05-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By pdlamb

Looks like a dirty or greasy fingerprint. ...

Looks like a dirty or greasy fingerprint.

I'd start by firmly wiping with a clean, dry cloth. That's also where I'd stop. You might try something like saddle soap or foaming upholstery cleaner...
11-04-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By pdlamb

Looks like you need to practice your bunny hops. ...

Looks like you need to practice your bunny hops. Or maybe jackrabbit hops.

:)
Forum: Commuting
11-04-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By pdlamb

Something like Xport Bike Cover (Black)...

Something like Xport Bike Cover (Black) [20-2018-BLK-NON] | Accessories - Nashbar (https://www.nashbar.com/xport-bike-cover-black-20-2018-blk-non/p-re2vqqkq3qaeyaa2) ?
11-02-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,386
Posted By pdlamb

I'm not sure which I dread most -- feeling the...

I'm not sure which I dread most -- feeling the tire(s) and finding it's not flat, or feeling the tire and finding it is going flat. Or done gone flat.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,028
Posted By pdlamb

I was thinking something similar: "Use a thumb...

I was thinking something similar: "Use a thumb drive!"

Then I remembered neither my customer nor my payroll processing company allows USB devices any more. :( I wonder why they can't set their...
11-01-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,064
Posted By pdlamb

I think Air Zound is the horn that fits on your...

I think Air Zound is the horn that fits on your handle bars, with a reserve tank in a water bottle holder. But while I think it looks neat, I haven't bothered with one. I've got a loud mouth...
10-29-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,099
Posted By pdlamb

Generic answer #1: It Depends. Who's riding?...

Generic answer #1: It Depends.

Who's riding? Going easy or hard? What surface? How far?

On a smooth surface with a storm coming and half a mile to get home before it hits, the one that's on...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,932
Posted By pdlamb

FWIW, I walked into a Trek store last month only...

FWIW, I walked into a Trek store last month only to find out I could order a bike now for delivery in late summer of next year.

I was able to buy a spare tube on the spot, though.
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,302
Posted By pdlamb

If your setup worked for 420 miles, it should...

If your setup worked for 420 miles, it should work for 4200 miles.
10-25-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,055
Posted By pdlamb

I think I'd get a gravel bike to ride that, if...

I think I'd get a gravel bike to ride that, if only I didn't have to drive 20 hours to get there! :)
10-25-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By pdlamb

I think you've reached the point where you...

I think you've reached the point where you understand why Wahoo didn't ask for the unit back to be repaired. On the good side you've got what looks like a good spare battery!
10-25-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By pdlamb

Personally I'd take the opposite approach. Start...

Personally I'd take the opposite approach. Start at 60 psi, the max, and ride your route with a normal load. That should be no problem. If you think that's a bit rough (though I'd bet it would...
10-22-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,055
Posted By pdlamb

Neighborhood streets over the ridge, a blast down...

Neighborhood streets over the ridge, a blast down the hill (watching out for cracking pavement!), then a country road paralleling the highway but far enough away I only get snippets of road noise. I...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,924
Posted By pdlamb

A little more background might be helpful. Where...

A little more background might be helpful. Where are you planning to go? How far do you plan to ride? Are you riding loaded or unloaded? Gravel or pavement?
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,915
Posted By pdlamb

So, if someone were to post, "F*** you,...

So, if someone were to post, "F*** you, I-Like-To-Bike! Get off bikeforums!!", would that be closer to acceptable or closer to vile behavior?
10-21-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By pdlamb

Can I throw in that most Garmin models get a lot...

Can I throw in that most Garmin models get a lot better after their first post-release software upgrade? So while you may buy the first 1040 (or whatever) to show up in your state, you might rather...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,915
Posted By pdlamb

I wouldn't expect anything to come of it, but...

I wouldn't expect anything to come of it, but report him anyway. You don't hit critical mass of reports if nobody adds mass!
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By pdlamb

From my armchair, without seeing the bike, the...

From my armchair, without seeing the bike, the chainring would be the last thing I'd replace. If you tell me the current ring looks like sharks teeth, I'd reconsider.

First things to check are...
10-19-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,522
Posted By pdlamb

Can you rig an Anker battery pack to re-charge...

Can you rig an Anker battery pack to re-charge the Garmin? Battery could go in saddle bag with cable run under the top tube, or duck taped to the stem, etc. Of course you only need that for rides...
10-19-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By pdlamb

Doesn't (didn't) Amtrak sell bike boxes that are...

Doesn't (didn't) Amtrak sell bike boxes that are larger than the normal airline bike box?
10-18-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,405
Posted By pdlamb

I think of the 50+ forum as the "not as young as...

I think of the 50+ forum as the "not as young as I used to be" forum.

Given the way the powers that be have started fracturing groups to more and more forums, I'd hate to lose the "not so young"...
10-14-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By pdlamb

I'd guess mechanical failure. After sitting for...

I'd guess mechanical failure. After sitting for a few years, you had basically zero pressure in the tube, so nothing to hold it firmly in place. Push the pump head onto the stem, you could have had...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,277
Posted By pdlamb

I'm fine with "do what you want." I'm fine with...

I'm fine with "do what you want." I'm fine with "I do this because ..." or "I do that because ..." I'm not fine with "I do this and if you do that you're a moron!" Unfortunately, if you go back...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,277
Posted By pdlamb

Do kickstands or chain waxing threads bring out...

Do kickstands or chain waxing threads bring out the most dogmatic posters?

If you want one, put one on your bike. You'll enjoy the convenience. FWIW, I've got one like Tourist; when the foot...
10-13-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 448
Posted By pdlamb

I've been overhauling my 9-speed Ergo shifters...

I've been overhauling my 9-speed Ergo shifters roughly annually, but the spring carriers have only needed replacing twice that I can remember. That's about once every 8-10 years. YMMV.
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By pdlamb

I'd stay in the right tire track (giving me some...

I'd stay in the right tire track (giving me some room to dodge right), blinkers aplenty, and ride fast. Let faster traffic deal with turn lane passes. They may not be legal, but I doubt anyone is...
10-07-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,615
Posted By pdlamb

I wonder if that was the organization that tried...

I wonder if that was the organization that tried to get the California legislature to outlaw "any chemical containing chlorine" in the middle 70s? As I recall that story (from the other side of the...
10-06-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,852
Posted By pdlamb

Interesting... pretty well describes it. 1....

Interesting... pretty well describes it.

1. Electrical power to come from e-bike battery, so I guess there's no concern about charging the battery.

2. The illustration is a front derailer. ...
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