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12-07-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,511
Posted By Clyde1820

Had a Cannondale F700, late-'90s. Headshok,...

Had a Cannondale F700, late-'90s. Headshok, "buzzy" frame/fork on the road, not enough MTB performance to handle any but the least off-pavement effort. Wasn't for me. Sold it a couple years later...
12-05-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Clyde1820

However it all pans out with given manufacturers,...

However it all pans out with given manufacturers, this coming year or two is going to be harsh, I suspect. The price of aluminum has gone up 50%+ since the start of this mess. Magnesium is up more...
Forum: Touring
12-05-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By Clyde1820

Definitely looks like somebody crafted a perfect...

Definitely looks like somebody crafted a perfect bicycling "highway" for the rider's individual pleasure.

Of course, narrow as it is, I imagine that with a few cars or fog along the route that...
11-30-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By Clyde1820

Look on the bright side. At least we don't have...

Look on the bright side. At least we don't have to wear those crazy head "funnels" to keep us from ... well, you know.

I guess that's something.
11-29-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By Clyde1820

Uncertain his size and what size of bike might...

Uncertain his size and what size of bike might work.

North of Longview (TX), somewhat near you, there's a 21-inch lugged chromoly steel Trek 850 MTB --...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By Clyde1820

I've had these, and did about 5-10% on mild...

I've had these, and did about 5-10% on mild off-pavement and reduced-grip surfaces, but short of outright gravel and softer-packed dirt trails. Worked fine. No t the lightest tires out there, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,348
Posted By Clyde1820

This has worked for me. About 6mos ago I began...

This has worked for me. About 6mos ago I began using the liquid Lysol Sanitizer, added to the rinse/liquid container in the washer. Along with my clothes washer's "deep clean" setting and "extra...
11-29-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Clyde1820

Every injury is different, of course, and people...

Every injury is different, of course, and people heal at different rates.

In my case, my injury was fairly extensive. Much tearing, much scar tissue. So the recovery was intensive ... and it took...
11-28-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By Clyde1820

Got the Shingles shot earlier this year. Had...

Got the Shingles shot earlier this year. Had chicken pox when I was younger and (being an aging old fart) didn't want to have this sort of mess. Plenty of other things to worry about. Mild...
Forum: Foo
11-28-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,713
Views: 160,490
Posted By Clyde1820

From a certain point of view, a "tribute" band...

From a certain point of view, a "tribute" band does nothing but "covers" of the bands they're emulating. So ...


Leonid & Friends -- everything they do in honor of the memory of the band Chicago....
11-27-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,937
Views: 341,616
Posted By Clyde1820

Pirates (1986) -- With Walter Matthau and Damien...

Pirates (1986) -- With Walter Matthau and Damien Thomas, a decent film by director Roman Polanski. Cap'n Red (Matthau's character) and "Frog" just can't seem to get their acts together for swiping...
11-26-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,937
Views: 341,616
Posted By Clyde1820

Door to Door (2002) -- with William H. Macy, Kyra...

Door to Door (2002) -- with William H. Macy, Kyra Sedgewick, Kathy Baker.

Exceptional. 8/10. One of the finer "B" films, I think. Very funny, a bit wistful and sad (given the main character's...
Forum: Touring
11-26-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By Clyde1820

Lovely terrain, there. Looks like a fabulous...

Lovely terrain, there. Looks like a fabulous place to bike.

So, what was your intended full route? Vancouver through Kelowna and through to ~Fort MacLeod, perhaps?

It's been a long time...
11-26-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By Clyde1820

Probably. Eventually. I'd stop the source...

Probably. Eventually.

I'd stop the source of the moisture intruding. Without that, you'll have very moist water vapor all throughout that space. And it'll settle on the components, bolts, etc. ...
11-26-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,519
Posted By Clyde1820

Pre-owned is about the only way I can see getting...

Pre-owned is about the only way I can see getting the quality and reliability that ~$300 used to get in the mid-'80s to mid-'90s, for commonplace MTBs.

Many of them are fairly inexpensive. In a...
11-25-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7,958
Views: 2,367,153
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice little collection, there. I tend to be...

Nice little collection, there.

I tend to be a no-Safe-Queens type, myself. If it were me wanting to thin that herd, I'd probably keep the following:


1982 or 1984 Stumpjumper (good) --...
11-24-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,746
Posted By Clyde1820

Question KC8QVO -- Wondering whether you both decided on a...

KC8QVO -- Wondering whether you both decided on a route to go, with the new bike. Custom, a step-thru, one of the pedal-forward models, ...?
Forum: Commuting
11-24-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Clyde1820

Wow. You know you live in a cycling community...

Wow. You know you live in a cycling community when there's a purpose-built parking area like that. Smart. Easy-in, easy-lock, big wide "avenues" so multiple people can be transiting (in our out),...
11-21-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,937
Views: 341,616
Posted By Clyde1820

Gallipoli -- Watched it again, recently. Great...

Gallipoli -- Watched it again, recently. Great film. Harsh and sad, with the reality of the war and what went on with the ANZACs there. But it's beautifully made, with great acting and...
11-19-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,869
Posted By Clyde1820

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power,...

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power, by Daniel Yergin, 1990.

Written 30yrs ago, it's still probably the best overview of the petroleum industry from inception to 1990 (when the book...
11-19-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,869
Posted By Clyde1820

The book's by Richard Rhodes. For lovers of...

The book's by Richard Rhodes.

For lovers of non-fiction and histories, it's an eye-opener. One of my favorite glimpses into an ugly aspect of the modern world. Whatever else a person might think...
11-10-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,293
Posted By Clyde1820

Ritchey Ultra MTB -- 1986 vintage IIRC (perhaps...

Ritchey Ultra MTB -- 1986 vintage IIRC (perhaps 1987). Scrambles up hillsides like a billy goat. Great components. Even better frame+fork.

...
11-10-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,522
Posted By Clyde1820

For what it's worth, here is a review from back...

For what it's worth, here is a review from back in June of 2020 @ Runner's World, entitled: The best anti-pollution cycling masks to wear when cycling in the city...
11-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 223,975
Posted By Clyde1820

That look works really well. Funny, how nicely...

That look works really well. Funny, how nicely the Maxxis DTH tan sidewall tires set off the darker+silver colors.
11-07-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 223,975
Posted By Clyde1820

Just did some tallying of what it would cost to...

Just did some tallying of what it would cost to migrate a bunch of parts over to a new VO Polyvalent Low-Kicker, but acquiring a Paul disc brake package and new cabling. With my labor and a couple...
11-05-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,660
Posted By Clyde1820

Funny, that you bring up the old steel tractor...

Funny, that you bring up the old steel tractor seats. Even with those, or with a carved/shaped wooden "stump" seat, despite being hard as nails I've often found them to be far more comfortable than...
Forum: Foo
11-04-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

Ah. I'd forgotten about Lister. ...

Ah. I'd forgotten about Lister.

https://www.rcnmag.com/fresh-finds/beck-lister-and-the-small-block-chevrolet
Forum: Foo
11-03-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

Can't quite tell which model of Lotus that is. Do...

Can't quite tell which model of Lotus that is. Do you happen to know? Lotus 30, perhaps. Beautiful curves.


1960 Lotus Elite Model 14...
11-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,869
Posted By Clyde1820

Dante Alighieri's "Divina Commedia" (the Divine...

Dante Alighieri's "Divina Commedia" (the Divine Comedy) -- Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

A long slog, and a slow read. But it's a beautiful poem full of the imagery of a man's afterlife...
11-02-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,660
Posted By Clyde1820

I've got the shorter-nosed, aged version of the...

I've got the shorter-nosed, aged version of the Brooks B67 ... aka Brooks B67S Aged (https://www.brooksengland.com/en_us/b67-softened-short.html). Works fine for me. Never have felt completely...
11-02-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2,937
Views: 341,616
Posted By Clyde1820

Frank Herbert's whole "Dune" saga was a hard...

Frank Herbert's whole "Dune" saga was a hard stretch of the imagination, if fascination at times. Tough to make a quality movie from it, I think. Saw the 1984 rendition (with Kyle MacLachlan and...
Forum: Touring
11-02-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By Clyde1820

str , you gotta get a life, man. I mean, really....

str , you gotta get a life, man. I mean, really. :p

Beautiful landscapes.
Forum: Touring
11-02-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By Clyde1820

^ "Get Off My Carrion!" :D

^ "Get Off My Carrion!"

:D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,224
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. It's far too prevalent, at least in...

^ This.

It's far too prevalent, at least in many places in the U.S. where I have ridden.

With MUPs, speeders generally seem to be of the impression that a nanosecond's warning constitutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,224
Posted By Clyde1820

Purpose of bells and shouts and whatnot: to warn...

Purpose of bells and shouts and whatnot: to warn of a situation brewing.

The person ahead of you looked back and knew you were there. Though perhaps didn't know your intentions. Still, it doesn't...
10-27-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 676
Posted By Clyde1820

Jagwire's "Pro" kits have them. Jagwire...

Jagwire's "Pro" kits have them.

Jagwire Mountain Pro brake kit -- https://jagwire.com/products/diy-cable-kits/2017mountain-pro-brake-kit

"Pro Polished Slick Stainless brake cables used with our...
10-26-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,835
Posted By Clyde1820

Old injuries that severely limit the amount of...

Old injuries that severely limit the amount of power I can put down and which terrain I am able to ride.

So, it's:

Bike: A 1990s vintage MTB of smaller size -- Trek 970.
Riding...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By Clyde1820

A fall colors tour. Always worth doing. Even if...

A fall colors tour. Always worth doing. Even if you miss every scheduled stop, ferry, etc.

Enjoy the trip. Be safe.
Forum: Foo
10-21-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

Rimac Automobili's Nevera...

Rimac Automobili's Nevera (https://www.supercars.net/blog/rimac-reveals-the-nevera/) -- car maker in Croatia.

https://www.supercars.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Rimac-Nevera-2.jpg
...
10-20-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,534
Posted By Clyde1820

It still covers the same distance, even if in...

It still covers the same distance, even if in chunks. But I'd be very surprised if you got the same physical workout benefit from chunked-up stints over that same distance.

Even if you could...
10-19-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,113
Posted By Clyde1820

Just today, I was parked along the curbside on a...

Just today, I was parked along the curbside on a street with very narrow single lanes in each direction. Cars feeding into that lane from three different directions (all signal controlled, at an...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,915
Posted By Clyde1820

Just to make sure we're reading this correctly: ...

Just to make sure we're reading this correctly: it was two lanes on your side of the street, the right lane was blocked with parked cars, but the other vehicle passed you? Or were you staying in...
10-18-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,113
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm assuming the solution will be something like...

I'm assuming the solution will be something like that.

In my current vehicle, it's got a rear-facing camera and cross-traffic/proximity sensing. It's pretty good at detecting pedestrians who are...
10-16-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,212
Posted By Clyde1820

It's been years since I rode longer than 20mi on...

It's been years since I rode longer than 20mi on one ride. (Old injuries.)

Generally, a 10-15mi ride will involve a handful of stops at traffic signs. Aside from that, I might stop for a brief...
10-16-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Clyde1820

A couple of summaries on the nomenclature for...

A couple of summaries on the nomenclature for tire sizing.

https://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html -- Also includes a rim width to tire width chart, for estimating the width of the tire you...
10-15-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By Clyde1820

For straight cardio, in my experience a decent...

For straight cardio, in my experience a decent rowing machine is one of the harshest judges of a person's cardio abilities, and one of the best ways to improve it. Plenty of gyms have them. And...
10-15-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,631
Posted By Clyde1820

For me, actions speak volumes. And if a person's...

For me, actions speak volumes. And if a person's acting decently and courteously, in the action and toward others, I can't possibly know more than he/she about the utility and suitability of that...
10-14-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By Clyde1820

You'll definitely work the cardio. And in...

You'll definitely work the cardio.

And in dangerous levels of smog and airborne particulates you'll definitely be sucking in vastly more of that stuff than you otherwise might.

Might want to...
Forum: Foo
10-14-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

Audi Grandsphere concept car. ...

Audi Grandsphere concept car.


https://imboldn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Audi-Grandsphere-Concept-main.jpg

https://imboldn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Audi-Grandsphere-Concept-07.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
10-14-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

1954 Aston-Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe, bodied by...

1954 Aston-Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe, bodied by Bertone, one of only two made.

https://imboldn.com/1954-aston-martin-db2-4-drophead-coupe/
...
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