Category: Two Wheels Good

  • 2023 Rides

    My spreadsheet for 2023 is published as a Google Sheet on my Google Drive account. I rode my Cannondale Topstone. I rode 6,638.6 Km. I continued to make notes of maintenance. I continued to lubricate the drive train with paraffin. I changed the tires and tubes during the year. Recovery from surgery in January restricted…

  • Elevations

    Endless I will modify and add to this post. (It is an endless post.) Devices and Technological Garmin Edge 130 elevations My Garmin Edge 130 is an “entry level” GPS device with a barometric altimeter. That model is no longer on the market. A small head unit with a barometer is at and entry level…

  • Distances from CRD 3

    Endless I moved to NW Esquimalt to the house I refer to as location CRD3 in late June, 2023. I have noted distances from home on the routes I ride often. There are many ways of adding to a ride; I am concentrating on simple routes. This post will be updated without a change in…

  • Vic West, CRD 2

    I moved to Victoria West in 2020, part of the City of Victoria on the Esquimalt side of the Gorge, west of urban Victoria. As of November 2020, I was north (or west) of the Bay Street Bridge, north of the Johnson Street Bridge, near the Selkirk Trestle. I was few hundred m. west of…

  • Escape Collective

    Cycling Tips Magazine In my view, CyclingTips was the leading source of information on maintaining and repairing bicyles in 2020, 2021 and 2022. CyclingTips started as an online magazine (web publication in 2008; commercial web publication in 2013). It was published successfully as a web publication, with associated podcasts and other internet content. The Nerd…

  • 2022 Rides

    My spreadsheet for 2022 is published as a Google Sheet on my Google Drive account. Good year. I rode my Cannondale Topstone. I rode 6095.1 Km. I rode with a hernia. Medical care was slow. I made more notes of maintenance this year than in the past. I started lubricating the drive train with paraffin.…

  • Bike Chains 4 – Lubricants

    Intoduction Endless Post This post is an endlessly updated post. The most recent update was April 6, 2024. Scope This long post: Some sections refer to subjects and persons discussed in post # 2 in this series, on Roller Chain, and in post #6 on durability. Prices Motor Oil Motor oil, the lubricating oil refined/processed/distilled…

  • Bike Chains 7 – Melted Paraffin Immersion

    Endless Post These are lessons from playing with lubricants and bike chains. I have posted what I have written to date. This post will become an endlessly updated post. Wax Not dripped Paraffin is a wax, a dry solid, which is melted down into a low viscosity (thin) liquid, and applied to a chain immersed…

  • Getting Tires Right

    Tires Pneumatic Modern tires allow cyclists to ride pavements, gravel, trails, dirt, mud, and other surfaces. Pneumatic tires, pneumatically inflated with compressed air, were invented and industrially produced before the end of the 19th century. Earlier, solid rubber was used to manufacture bicycle tires. It was better than other material. Getting a bouncy wheel that…

  • Bike Chains Project

    I wrote the 8 posts listed here in 2022 and have been making corrections and some changes after further thoughts. I have followed the progress in the testing work and the theories put forward by Adam Kerin of Zero Friction Cycling. I have decided to make my posts “endless”. I will add notes of new…