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09-08-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,234
Posted By BCDrums

I have ridden with the Cygolite Metro Plus 650...

I have ridden with the Cygolite Metro Plus 650 for a month now, and I like it. I use the first flashing mode, and on shady streets, I can see the light reflected back at me from street signs a...
08-30-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By BCDrums

Sweet! Congrats.

Sweet! Congrats.
08-30-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By BCDrums

That's a good lookin' color. Can we see the...

That's a good lookin' color. Can we see the entire bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By BCDrums

I run a 24-37-42 triple with a 13-28 9sp...

I run a 24-37-42 triple with a 13-28 9sp cassette, and do most of my riding on the 37. So, not weird. I agree with everything HTupolev says.
08-22-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By BCDrums

Keeping it simple

I carry the Park MT-1, plus a spare tube and a patch kit. This has been enough for me. The jackknife-style tools look heavy to me.
08-09-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By BCDrums

Nice photo, Simon. What is that in the...

Nice photo, Simon. What is that in the foreground? ;)
08-07-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,133
Posted By BCDrums

Dave, it would be interesting (for us in the...

Dave, it would be interesting (for us in the Peanut Gallery) to know if the old post fits well, or is very snug like your new one.

Or maybe you are done with seat posts for a while, who could...
08-07-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By BCDrums

Ben, I am using a Shimano FD-CX70 derailer to...

Ben, I am using a Shimano FD-CX70 derailer to shift a 24-37-42 triple on my 1990 Peter Mooney road bike.
...
08-06-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,133
Posted By BCDrums

Dave, forgive me, but I have to ask an obvious...

Dave, forgive me, but I have to ask an obvious question: you're using the correctly sized seat post, yes? You have two in a row that are hard to fit. Sheldon has an article...
08-06-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By BCDrums

I switched to Schwalbe when I went to 650b wheels...

I switched to Schwalbe when I went to 650b wheels and tires, but I was happy with Michelin Airstops before that. The Michelins have smooth (unthreaded) valve stems and were easy to use with a Silca...
08-05-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,065
Posted By BCDrums

That is a nice cassette. I ride in the rolling...

That is a nice cassette. I ride in the rolling hills of New England, and would choose a 42-38 in the front with it. But you’re in the flats, follow your heart and your legs.
07-31-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By BCDrums

Spread out!

Y'all are more daring (or less chicken) than I. I put some new 700x32's on my wheels. The flashing at the center of the tread was just tickling the brakes. It would have worn off fairly quickly, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By BCDrums

Cygolite mounting update

Here's a mount for the Cygolite that uses the braze-on rack attachment, an M4 screw, a wing nut, and a couple of rubber washers from an inner tube:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By BCDrums

Yikes! Props to you.

Yikes! Props to you.
07-29-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,234
Posted By BCDrums

Thanks for all the comments. I ordered a Cygolite...

Thanks for all the comments. I ordered a Cygolite Metro Plus 650 today, the choice based in part on this article at The Wirecutter, (https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-commuter-bike-lights/)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,183
Posted By BCDrums

You bet your Assos! :)

You bet your Assos! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By BCDrums

I have done that too. It's probably as accurate a...

I have done that too. It's probably as accurate a number as you'll get for the computer. But I decided I wanted to get RwGPS and the Cateye to match, so I fiddled the Cateye number until it (mostly)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By BCDrums

Yes, that is correct. I share your pain!...

Yes, that is correct.


I share your pain! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By BCDrums

If by optimistic, you mean higher, then no....

If by optimistic, you mean higher, then no. Decreasing the circumference will give a shorter total distance. Distance is calculated by revolutions x circumference, so the smaller the circumference,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By BCDrums

The info on the box agrees that Triple Flash runs...

The info on the box agrees that Triple Flash runs the longest, it says 29 hours. Will try it on the next ride.

What's your favorite strobe/blinking mode?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By BCDrums

I use a Cateye and I compare its recorded...

I use a Cateye and I compare its recorded distance to the distance I get on Ride with GPS, and at first they did not match—the Cateye was higher. So I began to decrease the circumference number in...
07-28-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,742
Posted By BCDrums

Following doctor's orders, I got one of these...

Following doctor's orders, I got one of these from Amazon. I was expecting a sweat-sucker type cap, but the Mission is marketed as a cooling cap.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By BCDrums

Taillight review: Cygolite Hotspot 150 USB

I am riding at plus-or-minus dawn this summer on a lot of shady back roads. I want to be seen from behind, so I replaced my Planet Bike Superflash Turbo taillight with a Cygolite Hotshot Pro 150 USB....
07-26-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By BCDrums

Ti, I wear the Boure (https://www.boure.com)...

Ti, I wear the Boure (https://www.boure.com) shorts, I have two pair. True that the synthetic chamois is thin, but I never thought about it. They are just very comfortable. Previously I wore Pearl...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,224
Posted By BCDrums

No problem. :lol:

No problem. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,224
Posted By BCDrums

No problem. :lol:

No problem. :lol:
07-24-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,234
Posted By BCDrums

Cygolite Daylightning mode

I don't currently use a front light, just a tail light. As I ride, I see other riders coming toward me and I am amazed at how visible they are at a distance with front lighting. I don't ride at...
07-22-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,244
Posted By BCDrums

DP, I don’t give a shift about cog wear....

DP, I don’t give a shift about cog wear. Cassettes are cheap. Ride in your favorite gear, and don’t worry about it.
07-22-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,742
Posted By BCDrums

Ordered one today on your say-so. Looking forward...

Ordered one today on your say-so. Looking forward to trying it out.
07-21-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By BCDrums

Boxer, is your 34x36 low gear not low enough for...

Boxer, is your 34x36 low gear not low enough for you, or is it that the rest of the gears are uncomfortably high, or poorly spaced? Your current low gear is pretty low, but your cassette is wide. Do...
07-16-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,982
Posted By BCDrums

What's the best multitool? Depends on what...

What's the best multitool? Depends on what problems are likely and your access to help.

I do day rides of up to 75 miles from home. If I get truly stuck I can call home for a ride, or call a cab,...
07-15-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,158
Posted By BCDrums

Can't speak for others, but I have an old-school...

Can't speak for others, but I have an old-school Cateye Astrale computer on my bar. I keep the main display on Cadence. Very informative- I can attach a real number to what I feel in my legs. More...
07-14-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,158
Posted By BCDrums

O'Brien, cadence is very personal. Everyone has...

O'Brien, cadence is very personal. Everyone has an optimal cadence. I can tell you what works for me. I am 5'10", 160 lbs, and have moved from a cadence of low 90's to 100 RPM over the years. I am...
07-14-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,622
Posted By BCDrums

Scott, what are the "Pacenti-branded...

Scott, what are the "Pacenti-branded tires"?
07-12-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,622
Posted By BCDrums

Contrary to what they say on TV, this is...

Contrary to what they say on TV, this is something that you should try at home before you try it on the road.
07-12-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By BCDrums

Front Derailer retires after 29 years of service

I removed one of the last original parts from my 1990 Peter Mooney road bike yesterday. It's a Shimano Deore XT FD M730 "Alpine" front derailer. The bike was set up originally with a 48-38-24 triple...
07-11-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By BCDrums

Sweet!

Golly gee!

Been riding Speedplay Frogs since they were introduced. Still riding the same pair. Every few years I inject some grease. ******g sweet! :thumb:

I am on my third pair of cleats,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,802,864
Posted By BCDrums

I have two of the Bean jerseys. Not too tight,...

I have two of the Bean jerseys. Not too tight, not a tent either.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,430
Posted By BCDrums

How very smug! Congrats.

How very smug! Congrats.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,430
Posted By BCDrums

My dad did the patch flambé as well! My...

My dad did the patch flambé as well! My recollection is he lit the fluid on the tube rather than the patch. I too have since wondered if it made any difference, but as a kid I didn't care, just...
07-03-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,185
Posted By BCDrums

Seams unnecessary

That sounds like a good technique, but I haven't found it necessary to get rid of the raised seam. I do sand the area to remove the release compound, but I put the patch over the seam and haven't had...
07-01-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,312
Posted By BCDrums

Birthday Ride!

I am inspired by this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1167857-do-i-have.html) from NomarsGirl. I took my birthday ride last week, a week before my 67th birthday. We were on Cape Cod...
07-01-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,546
Posted By BCDrums

Youch! Perhaps I are one.

Youch! Perhaps I are one.
07-01-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By BCDrums

I had one of these in the junk drawer. It's a...

I had one of these in the junk drawer. It's a large syringe used to give children liquid medicines orally:...
06-30-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,546
Posted By BCDrums

So, what if you’re using the top of the rack for...

So, what if you’re using the top of the rack for stuff?
06-29-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,089
Posted By BCDrums

On the very first KMC chain I tried, I got a bum...

On the very first KMC chain I tried, I got a bum Missing Link that wouldn't close, because one of the pins wasn't perpendicular to the side plate:...
06-12-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,115
Posted By BCDrums

I am sorry to hear this! I have such good...

I am sorry to hear this! I have such good shifting in the front with the bar-end I have that I would be reluctant to change the shifter if it would mean having to find another front derailer that...
06-12-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,115
Posted By BCDrums

A reply from Dennis Hopper, A reply from Dennis...

A reply from Dennis Hopper, A reply from Dennis Hopper, noted beerophile.
06-12-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,115
Posted By BCDrums

Belly up to the bar-end

I understand. I always disliked downtube shifters, and went to bar-ends in 1980 for a cross-country tour– 3x5 gearing! I have used bar-ends ever since. But I just had a hankering to try Shimano STI...
06-12-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,115
Posted By BCDrums

I am using an old Shimano Deore XT M730 front...

I am using an old Shimano Deore XT M730 front derailer. Has been on the bike since 1990. I won't be changing that out, because it has shifted reliably for 29 years. But I agree with you that the...
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