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06-25-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By daoswald

Cannondale Quick can carry 35 pounds per it's...

Cannondale Quick can carry 35 pounds per it's spec sheet I think. Mine has a Tubus Fly Evo on the back and a couple of Ortlieb Bike Shopper panniers work great for grocery runs. I'm sure I've loaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By daoswald

I ran 25mm tires when I first got my road bike,...

I ran 25mm tires when I first got my road bike, then went to 23s, because that's what people did in 2008-2009. Later on I returned to 25s, and am currently riding 28s on the road bike and 32 on my...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,184
Posted By daoswald

I had a hybrid, sold it and bought a road bike....

I had a hybrid, sold it and bought a road bike. Put thousands of miles on the road bike, and then bought a hybrid to have as a second bike. Now I find myself riding even more than with just one.
...
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By daoswald

It is one traffic light, 9 miles, and 3000 feet...

It is one traffic light, 9 miles, and 3000 feet from my home to Alta ski resort. Little Cottonwood Canyon is a truly amazing and excellent climbing ride. Just under 2 hours up, with grades from 8 to...
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By daoswald

As an Edge 820 user, in retrospect I wouldn't...

As an Edge 820 user, in retrospect I wouldn't have a problem with an Edge Explore so long as it can pair up to my HR, Cadence and Speed sensors. I don't have a power sensor, and probably never will,...
06-16-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By daoswald

I've been using a Joe Blow Sport since around...

I've been using a Joe Blow Sport since around 2006 or 2007. I purchased and installed a valve head rebuild kit once about seven years ago. So aside from the one-time rebuild of the rubber parts...
06-16-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By daoswald

Kind of doubt a 30t will work with 5600 series GS...

Kind of doubt a 30t will work with 5600 series GS derailleur. 28t was even cutting it close without a hanger extender.
06-16-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By daoswald

I've done exactly this. 5600 series shifters,...

I've done exactly this. 5600 series shifters, cgainset, front derailleur, and 5700 series rear derailleur with a 12-30 cassette. Shifts great. Better than when I was running an 11-28 cassette with...
06-15-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By daoswald

You've had a sore for three months in your groin...

You've had a sore for three months in your groin area, and it is putting your summer riding season in jeopardy. It already hasn't cleared up soon. Go see a dermatologist.
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By daoswald

I don't share the sentiment of disdain for...

I don't share the sentiment of disdain for downtown LA or Hollywood. I lived in LA ten years, and would routinely visit both, as well as many other parts of the city. Life is more interesting if...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,631
Posted By daoswald

Home to light rail: 4.15 miles. Light rail to...

Home to light rail: 4.15 miles. Light rail to home: 5.33 miles (slightly different route). Work to home 2x/week: 18-21 miles depending on the route I take.

Elevation gain is the bigger factor:...
06-13-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By daoswald

Stand up, do you still feel it? Probably just...

Stand up, do you still feel it? Probably just eliminated seat rails and post.

Swap the pedals with those plastic junkers the shop threw in with it on day one. Still feel it? Not the pedals.
...
06-12-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By daoswald

For an 8-year-old? Get an inexpensive light that...

For an 8-year-old? Get an inexpensive light that takes AAA batteries.

Why not wafer batteries? Because AAA are easier to pick up just about anywhere, and hard to mistake for the wrong one, and...
06-11-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By daoswald

The Edge 820 (replaced by 830 now) can do routing...

The Edge 820 (replaced by 830 now) can do routing on the GPS. The 520 Plus, I believe, requires routing be done on another device using the Connect app or Strava, and then having the routes uploaded...
06-10-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,011
Posted By daoswald

You won't know what you really want in a bike...

You won't know what you really want in a bike until you've put a few miles on, and by a few, I mean a few hundred or even thousand, over time. The DS would be a lower investment up front, and could...
06-10-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,082
Posted By daoswald

Nothing much to see; you've seen thousands of...

Nothing much to see; you've seen thousands of them:

I keep a heavy U-lock on a rack in the keycard-access bike cage at my office.

I usually ride without a lock. If I do plan to stop along the...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By daoswald

The constraints to consider are: Will...

The constraints to consider are:


Will the tires fit the frame clearances?
Will the tires fit the rim width?
Will the tires fit the rim circumference?
Will the tires work with the rim type...
06-03-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,389
Posted By daoswald

At work we have a chain-link key card access bike...

At work we have a chain-link key card access bike lockup in the parking garage. Security does a walk-by every 30 minutes and must scan a QR code inside the cage. In the cage most of us leave U-locks...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,566
Posted By daoswald

Haven't seen Cannondale Synapse mentioned. They...

Haven't seen Cannondale Synapse mentioned. They take up to 28mm and in newer models 30mm tires. Their geometry is very comfortable even on long rides, and yet they manage to be a responsive bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By daoswald

On my road bike I have speed and cadence sensors...

On my road bike I have speed and cadence sensors for my Garmin Edge 820. On my hybrid/commuter I do not. I do move the GPS from bike to bike, but I don't move the sensors: The cadence sensor is too...
06-01-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,498
Posted By daoswald

Of course. Front: L&M Taz series:...

Of course.

Front:

L&M Taz series: bright, good beam pattern, comes with a GoPro mount and a heavy duty bar strap mount. Sturdy construction. Heavy. Side marker lights operate partially...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,419
Posted By daoswald

Do the two way once a week, one way the rest....

Do the two way once a week, one way the rest. Begin adding two way days as you get comfortable with the initial plan.
05-31-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By daoswald

If your existing setup is, as an example, a 42/26...

If your existing setup is, as an example, a 42/26 and 11-34 (just made up numbers) then your existing max tooth count is 76t, and minimum is 37t. The chain must be long enough to accommodate up to 76...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,774
Posted By daoswald

Don't forget that handlebar height also impacts...

Don't forget that handlebar height also impacts saddle and lower back pressure.

In my case I tend to remove a spacer from the stack later each season, and put it back early the next season. As I...
05-29-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,498
Posted By daoswald

I've owned the following relatively modern lights...

I've owned the following relatively modern lights (I won't bore you with the older halogen lights I've had):


Light & Motion Urban 900 -- I thought it was great while it lasted. But eventually a...
05-25-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,651
Posted By daoswald

Ask the LBS if you can try it out on a bike...

Ask the LBS if you can try it out on a bike there.

I own a standalone gauge that I never use because it is really hard to get any kind of reading out of it (you have to align it perfectly on the...
05-23-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By daoswald

When does a helmet that has never had an impact...

When does a helmet that has never had an impact need to be replaced? I've been wearing the same one for years.

In the past few years two things could potentially have happened:


The materials...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,408
Posted By daoswald

Take the fenders off. Stop messing around with...

Take the fenders off. Stop messing around with something so frustrating. If you took them off and only rode on nice days at least you would be riding. When the fall comes, invest in quality fenders....
05-20-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By daoswald

The two common options are a master link, or a...

The two common options are a master link, or a pin. With a master link you take the two sides of the link and insert them through the chain ends, and with their pins nestled each into the opposing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By daoswald

Lets say in back you have an 11-cog cassette. And...

Lets say in back you have an 11-cog cassette. And in front you have a double. Common choices are the 11-35t, 11-28t, 11-30t, 11-32t, and 11-34t.

With a 50/34 in front, and an 11-25 in back, your...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,687
Posted By daoswald

For me the must-haves are: A bike A...

For me the must-haves are:


A bike
A rack & pannier
A spare tube, and a pump, because even though it's only four and a quarter miles, that's farther than I would care to walk at the end of...
Forum: Foo
05-19-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,865
Posted By daoswald

The issue is that there's no new killer app. What...

The issue is that there's no new killer app. What that means is there's no big new feature that we have to have because it will change how we live our lives, and cannot be accomplished with existing...
05-18-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,260
Posted By daoswald

I have a Topeak 18 for my commuter/hybrid, and a...

I have a Topeak 18 for my commuter/hybrid, and a Topeak 9 for my road bike. Both are good for on-the-road fixes but I wouldn't ever consider pulling them out of my saddle bag in the garage to do real...
05-18-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,487
Posted By daoswald

It's hard to get used to being considered "older"...

It's hard to get used to being considered "older" at 51, but ok, I'll participate.

To supplement my riding, I walk a bit, hike a bit, and lift weights at the gym consistently.

My lifting aims...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By daoswald

A modern cycling GPS will last the entire ride,...

A modern cycling GPS will last the entire ride, and probably several. Even touring all day it should last through the day without a charge. I have a Garmin Edge 820, which is as large as I am...
Forum: Foo
05-17-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,987
Posted By daoswald

I've lived in, or spent a significant amount of...

I've lived in, or spent a significant amount of time in half of those cities. There's not a bad choice among them. Salt Lake City of 2019 is not Salt Lake City of 1988. You might discover it's got...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By daoswald

Ive ridden 23mm, 25mm, 28mm, 32mm, and 38mm. For...

Ive ridden 23mm, 25mm, 28mm, 32mm, and 38mm. For my pannier-toting hybrid 32mm is my preference. For my road bike, 28mm.
Forum: Foo
05-16-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,118
Posted By daoswald

Hope he got an extended warranty.

Hope he got an extended warranty.
05-16-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,012
Posted By daoswald

I was in the Philippines for a month without a...

I was in the Philippines for a month without a bike. Pretty hard to find a used bike there that would fit someone 6'3". So i went to the gym 3 to 4 times a week spending half the time on a stationary...
05-16-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,386
Posted By daoswald

Call the police to explain the encounter each...

Call the police to explain the encounter each time. After a few calls the police may realize they have a group of predators on that segment of path.

The post here should be edited to remove the...
05-15-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,939
Posted By daoswald

To a recreational / amateur cyclist riding more...

To a recreational / amateur cyclist riding more will make you faster. To a pro, already riding as many hours as the day permits, training smarter can help.

Also, slick tires help (that buzz you...
05-12-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,645
Posted By daoswald

To me what is worse is Construction Ahead, Closed...

To me what is worse is Construction Ahead, Closed to Cyclists. It means there will be no reasonable detour because 99.5% of the traffic is good to proceed. But there's no plan in place for cyclists....
05-11-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,863
Posted By daoswald

I was rear-ended by the LAPD bomb unit on a...

I was rear-ended by the LAPD bomb unit on a freeway on-ramp when the car in front of the car in front of me stopped. I didn't hit anything, was just rear ended by the LAPD heavy truck. It totaled my...
05-11-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By daoswald

There is also

There is also
05-09-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,019
Posted By daoswald

It may be an acceptable trade-off for you but a...

It may be an acceptable trade-off for you but a bike rack that touches the frame will, given enough miles, cause abrasion signs on the frame's paint / clear-coat / whatever.

When it is fender...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,996
Posted By daoswald

One might say there are two kinds of people;...

One might say there are two kinds of people; those plagued with flats, and those who seldom get them. The flat is a symptom, though. The disease is goatheads. There are those who ride among goathead...
05-06-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,283
Posted By daoswald

Wholesale bike sales are down sharply year to...

Wholesale bike sales are down sharply year to date in everything but eBikes:...
05-03-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By daoswald

Used Audi, or new Yugo.

Used Audi, or new Yugo.
05-02-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,327
Posted By daoswald

I don't think a new derailleur would be an...

I don't think a new derailleur would be an unreasonable thing to add if the current one isn't meeting your needs. They're not terribly expensive. If you are swapping within the same model/year it's...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,252
Posted By daoswald

GP4000s are great tires but puncture proof...

GP4000s are great tires but puncture proof commuters they are not. Just riding them for fitness training 100 to 140 miles a week last year I was flatting a couple times a month, usually from...
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