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12-02-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By _ForceD_

Just “spit ballin’” here…but if you can’t find...

Just “spit ballin’” here…but if you can’t find them…I wonder if that is something that could be created on a 3D printer.

Dan
11-29-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,161
Posted By _ForceD_

I’m not a moderator, but my guess is that this...

I’m not a moderator, but my guess is that this thread’s days/hours/minutes are numbered (before it’s locked). Maybe it is a troll…the OP initially responded, but doesn’t seem interested in common...
11-28-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,161
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry this has turned into a roast of you. But I...

Sorry this has turned into a roast of you. But I mean if you’re looking for serious suggestions then you shouldn’t be making sarcastic comments. Most responses are being honest and realistic about...
11-28-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,161
Posted By _ForceD_

But with all the equipment you’re going to mount...

But with all the equipment you’re going to mount on it…I don’t think you can expect it to be extremely fast. I think you’re going to have to surrender some speed with all that stuff. Your best bet...
11-28-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,161
Posted By _ForceD_

It sounds like you might be looking for a bike...

It sounds like you might be looking for a bike that many police departments use. You might check with them.

https://www.policebikestore.com/allbikes.htm

Dan
11-28-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By _ForceD_

“Snow Birding” With Bikes

I’m posting this in the 50+ forum because there are probably some in here already doing this. I’m looking for reminders and suggestions for “snow birding” (with bikes). The wife has dictated that as...
11-25-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 952
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with Mike_Kelly above WRT to Pear iZumi...

I concur with Mike_Kelly above WRT to Pear iZumi “lobster” gloves. I have a pair…but as my winter rides got longer they just weren’t keeping my hands warm enough. Eventually I decided to try a pair...
11-21-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By _ForceD_

You ought to edit to add that in some cases you...

You ought to edit to add that in some cases you need to keep track of the top and bottom bearing cups. The bearing cups you’re using are easy to tell which goes on top, and on bottom. But on a couple...
11-20-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,205
Posted By _ForceD_

Ask my wife. I think she’ll have a daily...

Ask my wife. I think she’ll have a daily response.
(P.S. Don’t tell her I said that because then this will go on the list of things I screwed up.)

Dan
11-20-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes spokes just go. I’ve had them break on...

Sometimes spokes just go. I’ve had them break on perfectly smooth roads.

Dan
11-20-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By _ForceD_

What all the above are trying to explain is that...

What all the above are trying to explain is that the holes on the chainring, and on the crank spider are drilled so that the chainring nut and bolt are seated. You’ll need to flip the chainring...
11-12-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,568
Posted By _ForceD_

I think I saw this OP today. In my community...

I think I saw this OP today. In my community there is a 4-lane undivided highway that you really only see bicycles on rarely. It’s dangerous. That’s because the road is just not conducive at all for...
11-12-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,765
Posted By _ForceD_

I know it’s not what most would do, but for...

I know it’s not what most would do, but for nighttime road riding I finally just got a 3000 lumen LED flashlight for $20 and velcro strap it to the top tube right at the head tube (or sometimes to...
11-03-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By _ForceD_

Glad you’re OK!!! I had a similar incident 8-10...

Glad you’re OK!!! I had a similar incident 8-10 years ago. Car turned RIGHT, without using its turn signal, into a parking lot, right in front of me. My left arm caught the side view mirror (still...
11-02-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,386
Posted By _ForceD_

You’re experiencing introinversiodirectional...

You’re experiencing introinversiodirectional complex. Bicycle tires, it appears, thought to be otherwise inanimate objects, have a sensory aptitude and can sense when they’re going the wrong...
10-30-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,568
Posted By _ForceD_

Bike lanes and MUPs…I frequently wonder if they...

Bike lanes and MUPs…I frequently wonder if they consulted any actual bicycle riders, or even ever rode a bicycle themselves.

Dan
10-28-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,568
Posted By _ForceD_

As the first respondent to the OP, and...

As the first respondent to the OP, and questioning why he would do it, and wondering about the “countless reasons” for doing it…and now with a couple dozen responses telling him how dumb it is…I wish...
10-27-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,568
Posted By _ForceD_

Is this trolling? When and why would you do that...

Is this trolling? When and why would you do that (for extended distance). And traffic laws dictate that bikes abide by going the right direction, with the flow of traffic.

Dan
10-20-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By _ForceD_

Mountain Bikers doing good things

Seen in today’s Providence (RI) Journal

Dan

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Wed 10/20/2021 Page: A1
MOUNTAIN BIKERS VOLUNTEER TO SCRUB HATE GRAFFITI FROM ROCKS IN STATE...
09-17-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By _ForceD_

What? The cops are telling them this? The cops...

What? The cops are telling them this? The cops need schooled. Riding against traffic on the roadway is not only dangerous, but is against the law in every state according to the US DOT —...
09-17-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with the above sentiments that the DIY...

I concur with the above sentiments that the DIY hack job you’re trying to create has the potential to cost you more in the long run with regard to wear on the brake pads, rims, etc…compared to the...
09-14-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,138
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe something like this...

Maybe something like this https://www.pinterest.com/pin/270990102563067231/

I’ve also seen people store bikes in those Rubbermaid things that are designed for storing two garbage cans in.
...
Forum: Triathlon
09-13-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah, I think you’re better off (i.e. will get...

Yeah, I think you’re better off (i.e. will get more $$$) cleaning up all the components and selling them separately.

Dan
09-06-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,209
Posted By _ForceD_

Back in the early 80s when I first began...

Back in the early 80s when I first began cycling…in the very first event I ever rode in…I was riding along and talking with a guy about the route. At one point he said to me “Last year, right along...
09-01-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By _ForceD_

Either way the assembly is already compromised....

Either way the assembly is already compromised. It’s probably going to plummet to useless quickly either way. Why throw all your hard work down the drain? Buy new parts…or at least obtain used parts...
08-25-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,669
Posted By _ForceD_

I sort of get it. Years ago when I was working...

I sort of get it. Years ago when I was working (in my 40s), I would frequently go for a run during my lunch breaks at work. A guy that I worked closely with was a complete leg amputee due to bone...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,070
Posted By _ForceD_

Do you mean for pumping up before you leave the...

Do you mean for pumping up before you leave the house, or when you change a tire/tube at home? Or, when you get a flat out on the road mid-ride?

For the former…I don’t know why you’d want to use...
08-07-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By _ForceD_

You could go the other way and cut the spoke...

You could go the other way and cut the spoke heads off and use Z-bend pliers to creat your desired spoke length.
See this link —> https://jimlangley.net/wrench/espoketool.html

I actually created...
08-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By _ForceD_

I don’t mind riding in winter, but I think I’ll...

I don’t mind riding in winter, but I think I’ll take summer over winter with regard to riding. Dressing up for, and undressing after is a PIA during winter. Summertime…just throw on your short and...
07-29-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By _ForceD_

Not always. Sometimes the company producing the...

Not always. Sometimes the company producing the item will proceed cautiously. I recently wanted to get an active duty military friend a custom (YETI) coffee cup with the Navy officer emblem on it....
07-27-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By _ForceD_

East Coast air quality impacted by western U.S. wildfires

I live in Rhode Island, and today there was an article in the local newspaper warning about the local air being affected by the wildfires out west. It said that people with respiratory afflictions...
Forum: Triathlon
07-27-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,546
Posted By _ForceD_

Like Bobs indicated above…I believe the most...

Like Bobs indicated above…I believe the most important factor to consider for running shoes is the fit. And not only in size, but width. And you likely want to get a running shoe a little bigger than...
07-15-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By _ForceD_

Depending on how large the peeling area is…you...

Depending on how large the peeling area is…you might try clear fingernail polish.

Dan
07-06-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By _ForceD_

Can you make out the frame ID stamped into the...

Can you make out the frame ID stamped into the underside of the BB? If you can, there are outlets, like Sheldon Brown, where you can cross reference the number to the brand.

Dan
06-28-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,410
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, there was a contentious presidential...

Well, there was a contentious presidential election, then there was a pandemic, followed by another
contentious presidential election. Also there was some civil strife, and an insurrection in...
06-14-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,053
Posted By _ForceD_

It depends on what size of jockey tire I want use...

It depends on what size of jockey tire I want use on the jockey wheel.

Dan
05-07-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,167
Posted By _ForceD_

Would you buy it in that condition? I mean...

Would you buy it in that condition? I mean apparently TPC is known for selling quality bike in impeccable condition. IMO...the hole in the fork does make it “broken.”

Dan
04-29-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By _ForceD_

Except that he made it their business when he...

Except that he made it their business when he yelled out the question to them.

Dan
04-13-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,890
Posted By _ForceD_

Why would one have a bike share bike loaded in...

Why would one have a bike share bike loaded in their SUV?

Dan
04-12-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,979
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur it’s not my/our problem. Still, my wife...

Concur it’s not my/our problem. Still, my wife and I...as a cyclist myself...didn’t want to see the guy get hurt. In regard to “10 Wheels” comment above...actually we did slow down briefly. At that...
04-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,979
Posted By _ForceD_

Tailgating bicyclist.

I am strictly a road cyclist. I like to think that out there on the road I am obeying rules of the road, trying to keep myself safe, and trying not to be a nuisance to drivers. Obviously not all of...
04-04-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah...it ‘probably’ wouldn’t make much...

Yeah...it ‘probably’ wouldn’t make much difference (using a circular clamp). But I think I’d try to stick with the existing clamp since it’s already the correct shape.
Good luck.

Dan
04-04-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By _ForceD_

Oh...so there are two holes going through the...

Oh...so there are two holes going through the clamp...one above the other. Well...I’d still think you could use a QR clamp like the one I posed. You may need to drill out which ever hole you use for...
04-04-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By _ForceD_

It says in your OP that there are two bolts. I...

It says in your OP that there are two bolts. I see only one. You could take it out and replace it with one of these.
...
04-03-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,588
Posted By _ForceD_

I’m not a nail polish expert...but I think pretty...

I’m not a nail polish expert...but I think pretty much ALL nail polishes are that. Why not splurge the <$10 and get your own bottle to keep with your bike stuff and never have to bother wifey for...
03-29-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By _ForceD_

No rear brake? I don’t see the caliper, nor cable...

No rear brake? I don’t see the caliper, nor cable coming off the RIGHT lever.

Dan
03-28-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,313
Posted By _ForceD_

In a bicycle-motor vehicle confrontation...the...

In a bicycle-motor vehicle confrontation...the motor vehicle is going to win. And the operator of the bicycle is also at the mercy of the motor vehicle, and its operator. The chance of having a...
03-24-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,440
Posted By _ForceD_

This month (March 2021) I have been “a runner”...

This month (March 2021) I have been “a runner” for 45 years. About a dozen Marathons, dozens of ½ Marathons, and lots of other races and runs in that time. As a 9th grader in the in March of 1976 I...
03-20-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By _ForceD_

I had a steel frame and fork powder coated and am...

I had a steel frame and fork powder coated and am very happy with the outcome. In my area, the process cost about $150. As others have pointed out when similar questions about stripping and painting...
03-18-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,934
Posted By _ForceD_

Well...I haven’t broken a collar bone. But, I did...

Well...I haven’t broken a collar bone. But, I did need to have surgery for a torn rotator cuff several years ago in my early 50s. (And have had numerous other sidelining injuries/surgeries.) As an...
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