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08-25-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By RJM

Check to see that the bolts attaching the brakes...

Check to see that the bolts attaching the brakes to the canti bosses are tight. It's an obvious thing, but sometimes it doesn't get tight enough.
07-17-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 48,591
Posted By RJM

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Rivendell Frank Jones Sr. single speed. Rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By RJM

The last ride on the road I did I had a woman who...

The last ride on the road I did I had a woman who was waiting to turn left into my lane, waited for me to pass, got behind me only to pass me closely and cut me off right as we got to a stop sign....
07-04-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By RJM

[QUOTE=Clyde1820;21561633]Am in the process of...

[QUOTE=Clyde1820;21561633]Am in the process of selecting a vendor for the build-up of a Rivendell Clem Smith Jr bike. Rough initial list of component preferences noted below.

If anyone's got...
06-20-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By RJM

The Paul Component brakes I've used have always...

The Paul Component brakes I've used have always been pretty good. I found their neo retro canti brakes to be super powerful and nice and really dug their Motolite brakes on my old Stumpy. Never tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,381
Posted By RJM

Anybody check Strava flyby yet?

Anybody check Strava flyby yet?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,001
Posted By RJM

Just watched this video. It is pretty much...

Just watched this video. It is pretty much everything you need to learn between the two units.

The more I use the Wahoo, the more I like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,001
Posted By RJM

I have had a Garmin 500, 1000, and Fenix 5x in...

I have had a Garmin 500, 1000, and Fenix 5x in the past and really liked the 500 and the Fenix. I didn't like the 1000 and had a lot of issues with it...wound up selling it. The Fenix watch was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,940
Posted By RJM

:cry: nobody is stopping you from getting...

:cry:

nobody is stopping you from getting Covid.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,940
Posted By RJM

Cycling is a great activity to perform solo...

Cycling is a great activity to perform solo during the pandemic, but riding right behind one or several riders is foolish right now, IMHO. I would put it on the same level as hanging out in a packed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,144
Posted By RJM

When I used Strava (think I stopped about two...

When I used Strava (think I stopped about two years ago) I paid for premium because I really dug the personal heat maps, route planner, and finding other people's routes. I never gave segments much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,288
Posted By RJM

I had zwift for two months to try it out and...

I had zwift for two months to try it out and wound up cancelling it. I honestly just didn't get into the game aspect of it enough and got a little tired of people pushing 900 watts but weighing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,221
Posted By RJM

I guess I don't see how a bike shop could do a...

I guess I don't see how a bike shop could do a proper fit for a customer during the time social distancing measures are in place.

I recently ordered a gravel bike from a local shop, haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,397
Posted By RJM

Idiots in motor vehicles are the reason I only...

Idiots in motor vehicles are the reason I only ride on country gravel roads or mountain bike now. A couple of years back I had several incidents with drivers (and a couple on group rides where the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,506
Posted By RJM

The last 7 or 8 bikes I've bought over the last...

The last 7 or 8 bikes I've bought over the last several years from shops I didn't test ride. I honestly don't think a short test ride is going to tell you much.

What I have participated in is demo...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,039
Posted By RJM

I used to use Strava and when I did I paid for...

I used to use Strava and when I did I paid for the premium membership. I no longer use any tracking device and sold all my electronics since I just stopped recording rides. I did dig the personal...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,580
Posted By RJM

More like a hybrid. Powered by legs and a motor. ...

More like a hybrid. Powered by legs and a motor.

I always thought it would be funny to stick an ebike onto a smart trainer and ride some zwift ride. What's the point, you ask? I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,393
Posted By RJM

I second trying out cyclocross...or a complete...

I second trying out cyclocross...or a complete new discipline of biking. Maybe mountain biking or even just commuting. It might push the right buttons for you. Just "training" for cyclocross is fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,775
Posted By RJM

What I took away from it was that I'm not getting...

What I took away from it was that I'm not getting involved in a bunch sprint unless I get paid for doing so...but I already knew that before seeing the video.
09-18-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,208
Posted By RJM

The last time I was on Zwift I was chugging along...

The last time I was on Zwift I was chugging along up a hill doing my normal slow guy up a hill routine and this dude flies by me like he is on a virtual motorcycle. I watched the board as he climbed...
07-08-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,212
Posted By RJM

I bought a Rivendell Sam Hillborne years ago and...

I bought a Rivendell Sam Hillborne years ago and rode that all over the place, including paved roads, single track, and gravel roads. I wound up getting into road cycling and sold the Riv but after...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,065
Posted By RJM

Did you stop and move the shopping cart out of...

Did you stop and move the shopping cart out of the way?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By RJM

I got a mtb using jones h bars and 10 speed...

I got a mtb using jones h bars and 10 speed friction mounted to Paul Thumbies...work fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,329
Posted By RJM

Unless it is etap I will take Shimano, at least...

Unless it is etap I will take Shimano, at least at 105 level and up.

In mountain bikes I do like sram shifting and their high end guide brakes don't completely suck. I got tossed over the bars on...
06-13-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,902
Posted By RJM

I laughed aloud....good one.

I laughed aloud....good one.
06-13-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,359
Posted By RJM

It's okay to think that someone who spent ten...

It's okay to think that someone who spent ten grand on a bicycle is foolish with their money just like I think it is foolish to keep dealing with aged parts/tech/and frame design, used stuff, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,107
Posted By RJM

Just curious, how wide of a tire can you fit in...

Just curious, how wide of a tire can you fit in the back of that Revolt?
06-13-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,359
Posted By RJM

A ten thousand dollar bike a lavish luxurious...

A ten thousand dollar bike a lavish luxurious extravagance?....oh yeah, it is. I don't personally know anybody who would think differently.

I do not have a problem spending money on bikes either.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,741
Posted By RJM

My Fenix 5x Sapphire has worked flawlessly since...

My Fenix 5x Sapphire has worked flawlessly since I got it...I really like it.

The Edge 500 and the 1000 tour model worked alright too...although I could never get the crash feature to work on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,806
Posted By RJM

I can't watch this at work but all the videos...

I can't watch this at work but all the videos I've seen showing how disc brakes don't cause injury only rest something on the brake while the wheel is spinning...they never jam something relatively...
05-31-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,445
Posted By RJM

Happens all the time in the corporate...

Happens all the time in the corporate world...ever heard of the glass ceiling issue? It's basically SOP in the very large business sector I work in to promote and pay women less than men just...
03-10-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,140
Posted By RJM

Complete nonsense. Carbon has been around...

Complete nonsense.

Carbon has been around for what, a couple of decades now, and steel hasn't gone anywhere. It's not going to go anywhere.

Plus, calling all steel bikes crap just negates...
03-09-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,140
Posted By RJM

If I could only ride a Madone Di2 with 28s I...

If I could only ride a Madone Di2 with 28s I probably would never ride a bike again...just not the type of riding I do anymore and riding a Madone on the gravel roads and trails I do would be a...
03-09-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,140
Posted By RJM

You need rather large wrenches to adjust a...

You need rather large wrenches to adjust a threaded headset, where threadless only takes some allen keys. If you happen to be away from your workstation and the headset loosens up, you are generally...
03-08-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,140
Posted By RJM

The new Gus Boots has 1 1/8" threadless steer...

The new Gus Boots has 1 1/8" threadless steer tube. You're out of luck with the suspension fork though...probably not going to happen but it would be a fun project to stick one on a gus and see how...
03-08-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,140
Posted By RJM

I did read what you responded to...a couple of...

I did read what you responded to...a couple of times. You are telling another person who said cantis don't work for them because of mud, dirt roads, gravel, rain, extreme tech, loaded touring, a lot...
03-08-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,140
Posted By RJM

Rivendell does not just build road bikes. In the...

Rivendell does not just build road bikes. In the past they had the Bombadil, Hunqapillar, Clem Smith Jr., and now they are coming out with the Gus Boots which are all sold as off road bikes....
03-07-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,140
Posted By RJM

Rim brakes don't work all that well in mud.

Rim brakes don't work all that well in mud.
03-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,140
Posted By RJM

The one issue I have on their new Gus Boots is...

The one issue I have on their new Gus Boots is the lack of discs. For a trail bike with wide tires and wide rims, discs make all the sense in the world and I really don't get sticking with cantis on...
Forum: Foo
03-05-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,305
Posted By RJM

Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Foo
01-13-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,830
Posted By RJM

yeah, I know quite a few people with Android who...

yeah, I know quite a few people with Android who are constantly having issues. The apple stuff Iíve had has always worked well, even the Apple TV we just got.
Forum: Foo
01-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,830
Posted By RJM

Iíve never had issues with my Apple products and...

Iíve never had issues with my Apple products and find the cost of them to be worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,606
Posted By RJM

Depending on what model Madone you bought you...

Depending on what model Madone you bought you could have a regular seatpost or a seat mast. I believe the regular seat post models, like the 4.5, are a 27.2 diameter seatpost.
09-26-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,672
Posted By RJM

Actually Joe, whose name isn't Joe, had an...

Actually Joe, whose name isn't Joe, had an article written about him describing his joy with the ebike....I'll look around for it.

Frankly, I'm not about the ebikes for myself. I'd get in trouble...
09-26-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,672
Posted By RJM

Tell that to those dudes shredding Whistler.

Tell that to those dudes shredding Whistler.
09-26-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,672
Posted By RJM

Is calling others liars part of your position as...

Is calling others liars part of your position as group ride rule enforcer?
09-26-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,672
Posted By RJM

Medical issues on group rides can happen at any...

Medical issues on group rides can happen at any time with any rider.
09-26-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,672
Posted By RJM

You are wrong, buddy. Actually "Joe" is a...

You are wrong, buddy.

Actually "Joe" is a rider I know in a situation that is precisely like I described who rides our group rides. Nobody cares that Joe rides an ebike....

and seriously, if...
09-26-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,672
Posted By RJM

How is the social dynamic broken when someone...

How is the social dynamic broken when someone shows up with an ebike provided they don't dictate the speed of the group? Serious question.

For instance. Let's say a regular to the "competitive"...
09-26-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,672
Posted By RJM

The competitive angle on a group ride with one...

The competitive angle on a group ride with one riding an ebike makes me chuckle. Someone on an ebike can maintain the same speed safely as others on a group ride and if they can, what is the...
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