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06-11-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mulveyr

Nice! I ended up DNSing because I trashed my knee...

Nice! I ended up DNSing because I trashed my knee last week. :-(

My 17-yr-old came in around 2:50; he got delayed by a troublesome flat for about 10 minutes, unfortunately.

The narrowest tires...
05-25-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By mulveyr

2018 Black Fly Challenge

Who else is doing the 2018 Black Fly Challenge in the Adirondacks? The ONLY source for official race info! ? Always the Second Saturday in June (http://blackflychallenge.com/)

This will be my...
12-17-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By mulveyr

Presumably you mean the joint where the rim is...

Presumably you mean the joint where the rim is joined together?

It's a non-issue, and very common in non-machined rims. Riding the bike for a few hundred miles will smooth it out.
Forum: Touring
11-21-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,151
Posted By mulveyr

This is where I point out that at no point has...

This is where I point out that at no point has the OP mentioned camping. :lol:

Along the Erie Canal trailway, there are towns every few miles, and you're literally never more than a couple hundred...
Forum: Touring
11-18-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,151
Posted By mulveyr

It's really a nice ride! The PTNY version of the...

It's really a nice ride! The PTNY version of the route is great for a first time, though I found it to be a little repetitive after that. If you don't mind hills, taking route 5s around Central NY...
Forum: Touring
11-18-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,151
Posted By mulveyr

It's awfully easy to offer challenges on your own...

It's awfully easy to offer challenges on your own schedule, isn't it? :thumb:

You're just going to have to accept the fact that for many people, winter riding is not a big deal at all, and many of...
Forum: Touring
11-15-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,151
Posted By mulveyr

As someone who has lived in upstate NY all my...

As someone who has lived in upstate NY all my life, that's not even remotely correct.

While campgrounds along the canal corridor would be closed, motels/hotels/B&Bs stay open year-round, with the...
Forum: Touring
11-14-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,151
Posted By mulveyr

I live in Rochester and have ridden the entire...

I live in Rochester and have ridden the entire route a bunch of times, and do portions of it in my area weekly, year round.

A very few parts of it are plowed in the winter, like from Fairport to...
08-24-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By mulveyr

A belt drive/IGH bike is ideal for a...

A belt drive/IGH bike is ideal for a commuter/urban bike where you need reliability, cleanliness, and for it to "just work" with a minimum of maintenance. So, good choice. :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,798
Posted By mulveyr

To summarize, OP is Moan-ing about something...

To summarize, OP is Moan-ing about something known only to him?
Forum: Touring
08-14-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,629
Posted By mulveyr

I've used Amtrak for bike trips within NY many...

I've used Amtrak for bike trips within NY many times, but they totally messed up my most recent one; they just started roll-up service on the Lakeshore Limited last year, which sounded like an...
08-01-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,702
Posted By mulveyr

I have a photo somewhere of what my cycling...

I have a photo somewhere of what my cycling glasses looked like after a passing car kicked up a piece of gravel and knocked it into my face. My eye would no longer be functioning if I hadn't been...
08-01-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By mulveyr

What sort of damage are you worried about? Bikes...

What sort of damage are you worried about? Bikes are specifically designed to move around outside...
07-27-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,378
Posted By mulveyr

I find the S-A to be quite comfy, just incredibly...

I find the S-A to be quite comfy, just incredibly annoying. :-) In my case, I've had the B17 with a slight upwards tilt on all my bikes, but the S-A needs to be slightly nose-down, and slightly more...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By mulveyr

Yup, ridden there a bunch of times. Lake Placid...

Yup, ridden there a bunch of times. Lake Placid is in the High Peaks area of the Adirondacks, which should tell you everything you need to know about the terrain. :-) While riding around the town...
07-27-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,378
Posted By mulveyr

I ride my B17 90% of the time. As it happens,...

I ride my B17 90% of the time. As it happens, earlier this week I put my Selle Anatomica on my fast-ish bike in preparation for a fast-and-light tour down the east coast, and after a test ride I...
07-23-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,609
Posted By mulveyr

Perfect for camping in the outback; if you get...

Perfect for camping in the outback; if you get desperate for warmth, you could burn the racks!
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By mulveyr

I had that exact model a decade or so ago. It was...

I had that exact model a decade or so ago. It was a perfectly decent hybrid, so if it's actually in good condition, that's a reasonable deal.
07-21-17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,609
Posted By mulveyr

People have been front-loading bikes for many,...

People have been front-loading bikes for many, many decades without issue; problems with it are all but non-existent when carrying reasonable loads. I'm with ironwood ; I'd like to see what kind of...
07-14-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,811
Posted By mulveyr

I picked up a Randi Jo linen cap last year for my...

I picked up a Randi Jo linen cap last year for my 63cm+ size head, and it works perfectly: https://www.randijofab.com/collections/caps/products/linen-cap

I sweat a LOT, even when it's down in the...
07-07-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,596
Posted By mulveyr

I've gotten in for several years for no...

I've gotten in for several years for no discernable reason, other than it started showing up a few months after I bought a new bike. I figured it was a marketing thing and they just never bothered to...
Forum: Touring
07-07-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,915
Posted By mulveyr

I second the vote for the Windsor Tourist; we got...

I second the vote for the Windsor Tourist; we got one for my son several years ago, and its had many thousands of trouble-free miles on it. The latest one appears to have downgraded some of the parts...
07-07-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By mulveyr

I feel so safe now that there's someone on a...

I feel so safe now that there's someone on a crotch rocket who doesn't know the difference between motorcycles and bicycles.
07-07-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By mulveyr

It will definitely work better if you get aero...

It will definitely work better if you get aero carbon wheels and upgrade to Di2.
07-06-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,128
Posted By mulveyr

Again, it's not just the geometry; your leg and...

Again, it's not just the geometry; your leg and torso measurements and preferred riding position are also factors. There's no single "best" size.
07-06-17, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By mulveyr

If you don't want to run dynamo wiring under the...

If you don't want to run dynamo wiring under the fender's edge roll ( or if you're using plastic fenders. there isn't a roll ), then by far the easiest thing to do is pick up a roll of 2" aluminum...
07-06-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,128
Posted By mulveyr

It depends on you and the specific bikes, their...

It depends on you and the specific bikes, their geometries, and your preferred riding position; upright, semi-upright, slammed stem, etc.

I'm also 5'6", with about a 31.5" cycling inseam. I ride a...
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,353
Posted By mulveyr

Could be an issue with the hub. Could be spokes...

Could be an issue with the hub. Could be spokes that are so badly tensioned they're shifting back and forth under hard side loads ( admittedly an extremely distant possibility, but I've seen some...
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,353
Posted By mulveyr

While that's a tight clearance, it's not...

While that's a tight clearance, it's not unusually so. Personally, I'd try another wheel and see if it's the frame that's flexing enough to cause it to touch, or the wheel. If you don't have a spare,...
Forum: Touring
07-06-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By mulveyr

To add to this, there are actually quite a few...

To add to this, there are actually quite a few additional places to camp for free that offer services. Newark, Brockport, and Middleport have designated camping spots with showers and potable water,...
07-06-17, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,420
Posted By mulveyr

That's all well and fine unless you actually have...

That's all well and fine unless you actually have a large head; I do, and NOBODY stocks a helmet that will fit a 63cm+ head, like I have. And as you note, heads are different shapes. Whenever I've...
Forum: Touring
07-06-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By mulveyr

I live in Rochester, just a few miles from the...

I live in Rochester, just a few miles from the canal, and have done the route twice with my son; be sure to wave as you go by. :-)

When I've been on the trail on days that the CeC has gone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,166
Posted By mulveyr

Han Solo disagrees.

Han Solo disagrees.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-17, 08:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,166
Posted By mulveyr

I suspect most of our spouses would say we're all...

I suspect most of our spouses would say we're all on the 3 minute team.
07-05-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By mulveyr

As FrozenK said; it's likely it's a goner. Even...

As FrozenK said; it's likely it's a goner. Even just a short ride with a square taper crank being loose is enough to trash the spindle and/or cranks, to say nothing of it happening multiple times.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By mulveyr

One that meets your needs and your budget.

One that meets your needs and your budget.
06-30-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,373
Posted By mulveyr

Every tube loses air over time; they're made of...

Every tube loses air over time; they're made of rubber after all, and air molecules can penetrate them. It's not a case of "bikes of this type."

Presuming your adapters are for Shraeder valves, it...
Forum: Triathlon
06-30-17, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,353
Posted By mulveyr

Providing actual useful information makes it much...

Providing actual useful information makes it much easier to get an answer. Pictures? Videos? Is the wheel centered in the dropouts? Is there side-to-side rim movement? Has it always been this way?...
06-28-17, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By mulveyr

You're really going to have to post a labeled...

You're really going to have to post a labeled photo or video of what you're referring to. The "metal arm" is presumably the derailleur hanger. I suspect what you're calling a rivet is actually a...
06-27-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By mulveyr

Which rivet, exactly, are you referring to? ...

Which rivet, exactly, are you referring to?

Getting to the highest gear should never be a problem since the default state of the vast majority of RD's is for the spring to pull it to the highest...
06-26-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,578
Posted By mulveyr

While CO2 is handy, the 16g cartridges from the...

While CO2 is handy, the 16g cartridges from the bike shop are REALLY expensive. As an alternative, you can bulk purchase 12g cartridges from any store like Walmart that sells supplies for air rifles...
06-19-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By mulveyr

I've had the same thing happen; turns out that in...

I've had the same thing happen; turns out that in spite of it sounding like a distinct ticking it was a particular pair of spokes rubbing, even though they were properly tensioned--I would assumed...
06-07-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,396
Posted By mulveyr

I've had it my entire life, and I'm just shy of...

I've had it my entire life, and I'm just shy of 50 now. It really sucked after gym class when I was in school because a couple of times I ended up topping over. Anyhow, I have a BP of around 100/70...
06-07-17, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,550
Posted By mulveyr

For what it's worth, the "Better World Club"...

For what it's worth, the "Better World Club" alternative to AAA offers 24/7 roadside bike service up to 30 miles ( https://www.betterworldclub.com/roadside-assistance/bicycle-roadside-assistance/ ) I...
06-07-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,481
Posted By mulveyr

I would definitely trust my life with a company...

I would definitely trust my life with a company that can't spell "design" correctly.
06-07-17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,333
Posted By mulveyr

Wheel sensors are necessary if you're using it on...

Wheel sensors are necessary if you're using it on a trainer indoors, and they do help to provide more accurate speed and distance if you happen to be in an area with poor GPS coverage.
06-05-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,431
Posted By mulveyr

Yup. And for what it's worth, that same 150lb...

Yup. And for what it's worth, that same 150lb deer hitting a car is going to trash steel as well; my father had a 1975-ish era Nova that he was driving when he had a glancing hit with a deer. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,030
Posted By mulveyr

$0, since it's likely that the weight savings...

$0, since it's likely that the weight savings comes at the cost of compromising durability or functionality.

( Not totally true, since I like Compass tires, which are moderately expensive, but...
06-05-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,431
Posted By mulveyr

Yep, we live in a part of NY that has so many...

Yep, we live in a part of NY that has so many deer that we joke "If you haven't hit one yet, you probably don't drive."

Most of the time you just end up with severe front end damage. But probably...
06-05-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By mulveyr

It doesn't really matter, since they're, well,...

It doesn't really matter, since they're, well, just taking up space.

Though personally, I'd be inclined to put the hanger in the middle.
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