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10-15-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By MAK

Just an FYI...The Delaware Double Cross goes...

Just an FYI...The Delaware Double Cross goes East-West. Check out the Bike to the Bay which goes North -South. It's an annual MS Charity Ride.
10-14-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By MAK

I give mine to my LBS for use in test rides. ...

I give mine to my LBS for use in test rides. They occasionally give me a $10.00 credit in appreciation.
10-07-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By MAK

Thank you all for your responses. To explain...

Thank you all for your responses.

To explain further...Trail, but nothing technical in my case means that I'll ride singletrack, some roots and smooth to uneven terrain. Not technical means no...
10-07-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By MAK

Try J&G Cycling Clothing.. Good stuff at...

Try J&G Cycling Clothing.. Good stuff at reasonable prices. Not sure about the T part but their clothing is very full cut.

Bicycle Clothing At Its Best--and Our Bicycle Clothing Is MADE IN...
10-01-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By MAK

I was just on the REI site and found this article...

I was just on the REI site and found this article in their Expert Advice section. It look like it's exactly what you (and I) are looking for.
...
10-01-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By MAK

I was in a Barnes and Noble yesterday and picked...

I was in a Barnes and Noble yesterday and picked up a periodical in the (bicycle) magazine section that covered an extensive amount of mountain biking techniques and hints. Unfortunately I didn't...
Forum: Touring
09-30-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By MAK

Absolutely. I stand corrected.

Absolutely. I stand corrected.
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By MAK

Bike Packing bag list?

Is anyone aware of a list which shows which bike packing frame bags fit which frames? I know that there can't be a list that covers all bikes but some bikes have level top tubes, some angular and...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,693
Posted By MAK

I thought that I posted this but it must not have...

I thought that I posted this but it must not have connected.

I'm doing the Erie Canal in New York State with an over night in Syracuse. Settled in the tent on public grounds and sleeping soundly....
09-29-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By MAK

Thank you.

Thank you.
09-26-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By MAK

Dropper Post Questions

I'm going to add a dropper post, but don't know much about them other than that they go up and down. My bike has internal routing and is dropper post compatible. I'll be doing trail riding and...
09-26-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By MAK

Okay...this thread has gone off the rail; 'why...

Okay...this thread has gone off the rail; 'why can't we all just get along'? �� I do have a dropper post question but I'll ask in a new thread.

Thank you to all who responded.
09-25-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By MAK

A random question...

Occasionally, alright frequently, questions that are inconsequential and meaningless to all but me pop into my head that bother me until I get an answer.

I prefer wearing Pearl Izumi shorts and...
09-22-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By MAK

I'm in northern DE and can't help with downstate...

I'm in northern DE and can't help with downstate trails. One of the forum moderators is from Sussex County. He should be able to help. You can also contact Sussex Cyclists - Home...
09-18-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By MAK

Lurker to Mountain/Trail biker

After reading this tread for quite a while I just got a great deal on a slightly used CO-OP DRT 2.1. I'm really enjoying the bike although it will take a while to get used to looking down and seeing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By MAK

Thank you everyone for your helpful advice. I'll...

Thank you everyone for your helpful advice. I'll check the web sites and do more research but it sounds like it will be an adventure, whatever I end up doing.

Thanks again.
Forum: Touring
09-10-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By MAK

This is kind of silly scared. I was doing the...

This is kind of silly scared. I was doing the Erie Canal and camped in Syracuse. We didn't realize that we were in very close proximity to the Syracuse Zoo. Around 3:00 am, the lions decided to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By MAK

Going to China

I will have the opportunity to teach for six weeks in China this December/January. I'm not sure which Chinese university yet as we have agreements with a few schools so I realize that responses to...
09-06-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,873
Posted By MAK

Some of these answers are ridiculous. We don't...

Some of these answers are ridiculous. We don't know what level of experience the OP has with bikes. The OP is simply doing research and asking experts for their opinions based on experience which is...
09-06-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,092
Posted By MAK

Let me add that if I went from road bike to road...

Let me add that if I went from road bike to road bike, the seat would most likely be fine if transferred. What I want to say is that in my experience, some seats provided a better comfort level on...
09-06-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,092
Posted By MAK

Regarding your seat question...Not necessarily. ...

Regarding your seat question...Not necessarily. I have a Brooks B-17 on my hybrid and my touring bike where both have relaxed to fairly upright positioning/geometry but I'm sure the B-17 would be...
09-05-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,092
Posted By MAK

One easy $20.00 possible "fix" you can try that I...

One easy $20.00 possible "fix" you can try that I didn't see above. (Maybe I missed it.) Have a stem riser installed. Your neck won't be stressed and sitting on the saddle rather than bent over the...
08-24-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,521
Posted By MAK

+1 regarding bar ends. I put large/long bar ends...

+1 regarding bar ends. I put large/long bar ends on my hybrid and they give me multiple positions. By facing them a bit forward, I can also stretch out comfortably as if I'm on the hoods of my road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,763
Posted By MAK

Clicking drove me nuts until I realized it was...

Clicking drove me nuts until I realized it was the cable. What made it worse was that there was no problem on the big ring, but clicked on the little ring.
08-21-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By MAK

I think the real answer is in defining what...

I think the real answer is in defining what you're doing regarding where your butt is when you need to feel "stronger". I don't race but...when I'm sprinting, sliding up a bit (on the rivet) becomes...
08-21-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By MAK

Please disregard this response. I checked...

Please disregard this response. I checked on-line and Lezyne retained the "Caddy" name, but did in-fact discontinue the style I previously bought. Now many/all of their saddle bags and bike packing...
08-20-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By MAK

I use a Lezyne XL Caddy on two bikes that sounds...

I use a Lezyne XL Caddy on two bikes that sounds exactly like what you're looking for. Unfortunately, I don't think Lezyne offers them any more. Maybe a search can locate one.
08-10-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,495
Posted By MAK

If you're looking for new tires, take a look at ...

If you're looking for new tires, take a look at

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/

The site gives height and width for a variety of tires. You'll likely need to look in the 'road'...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,077
Posted By MAK

So far this thread has been fun and games but...

So far this thread has been fun and games but apparently DeFeet is serious about light weight and aero socks.
...
08-07-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By MAK

I have done the Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG)...

I have done the Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) four times. There are stretches of rural road where they seem to lay out the chip and seal but rather than rolling it to some semblance of road, they...
08-07-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,140
Posted By MAK

I use a Genuine Innovations head with threaded...

I use a Genuine Innovations head with threaded cartridges. The head is plastic (the treads are metal) and it's pretty much the cheapest one they sell. I get my cartridges from <CO2 Cartridges -...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,120
Posted By MAK

Take everything you plan to carry and take it to...

Take everything you plan to carry and take it to REI. That way you can truly see which bag is most comfortable and fits your needs best. As recommended above, Osprey bags are great and some are...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,009
Posted By MAK

In Delaware, we have no subways and the bus...

In Delaware, we have no subways and the bus service is very lacking if you're traveling outside of the Wilmington City limits.
I live 38 miles from work and can't do the whole commute by bike due to...
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,488
Posted By MAK

I use this for my drivetrain. I also cover my...

I use this for my drivetrain. I also cover my seat with two or three plastic shopping bags and then secure the bags with a copious amount of cheap electrical tape, around the saddle itself, not just...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,009
Posted By MAK

A slight variation on No Motor's current thread

Do you drive to a parking lot and then ride to work? If so, how far is the drive and then how far is the cycling portion?

If you could drive to a parking lot adjacent to a MUP, would you commute...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By MAK

Sorry for three separate reply posts. I just...

Sorry for three separate reply posts. I just changed browsers to be able to use the multi quote function.
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By MAK

Possibly. I either started a thread or asked as...

Possibly. I either started a thread or asked as part of another's thread. I simply wanted the most current information.
Have a great day.
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By MAK

I'll try that number. Thank you.

I'll try that number. Thank you.
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By MAK

I've been looking at Indian Rock Campground if I...

I've been looking at Indian Rock Campground if I can't find a free spot. Thank you for the other info.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,971
Posted By MAK

I use the Osprey Escapist 25. It's designed for...

I use the Osprey Escapist 25. It's designed for cycling and works well. It's discontinued but still available on line if you Google it. The Osprey Talon (mentioned above) is the current bag and...
Forum: Touring
07-07-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By MAK

NCR/York County Heritage Trail Question

I'm planning a two day up and back ride on the Northern Central Railroad Trail (a/k/a Torrey Brown Trail)/York County Heritage Trail from Cockeysville, MD to York, PA and back. I'll camp overnight...
07-05-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,903
Posted By MAK

I posted this a few weeks ago in this discussion...

I posted this a few weeks ago in this discussion section. My vote for a best bicycle lane.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO2U3SqI5Uk
06-23-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,524
Posted By MAK

The 109% method has me at 81.2cm but my saddle...

The 109% method has me at 81.2cm but my saddle height currently is 89.5cm. I haven't tried the .883 method.
I am not a toe pointer, my feet are pretty flat through the stroke.
06-23-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,524
Posted By MAK

Not worrying about it makes perfect sense.

Not worrying about it makes perfect sense.
06-23-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,524
Posted By MAK

I agree. It just seemed that a difference of +/-...

I agree. It just seemed that a difference of +/- 8cm was way off.
06-23-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,524
Posted By MAK

Question marks where??? You've never heard...

Question marks where???

You've never heard of that method but you know where the measurements are taken???

ADMINISTRATORS...PLEASE KILL THIS THREAD...IT'S NOT WORTH IT.

THANK YOU.
06-23-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,367
Posted By MAK

The bike is chained to the Trek. It appears that...

The bike is chained to the Trek. It appears that the Trek tires are still pumped so it's likely being used. A note on both that you're interested and want to talk with the owner could help.

You...
06-23-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By MAK

With 40mm tires I would think that the Topeak...

With 40mm tires I would think that the Topeak Mountain Morph would perform better. Road Morph is high pressure while Mountain Morph is high volume. I have both Topeaks and a Lezene. One other...
06-23-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,524
Posted By MAK

I truly appreciate that people give advice to...

I truly appreciate that people give advice to fellow cyclists on this forum but it is frustrating when some contributors don't fully read the OP's message/request for information.

Where does the 1...
06-22-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,524
Posted By MAK

109% method...What am I doing wrong?

I've been riding for years and have used the 'heel pedal backwards' method to measure saddle height. I recently realized that I wasn't able to engage my hamstrings effectively so I raised my height...
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