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Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 708
Posted By RGMN

I usually avoid the low- and high-end stuff so...

I usually avoid the low- and high-end stuff so I've been using mostly XC8 pedals, and have occasionally used XC6. I did have a pair of the titanium spindle XC12s but forgot to swap them off that bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 708
Posted By RGMN

Most people I know use the XC series rather than...

Most people I know use the XC series rather than the MX. I have original ATACs, XC6, and XC8 and they all work well. I've had a couple of bails break on the original ATACs but other than a lost dust...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 708
Posted By RGMN

Another vote for Time ATAC pedals. They give 17...

Another vote for Time ATAC pedals. They give 17 degrees float, not as much as Frogs but I find that it is more than enough. I'm hoping to try some of their new single sided Gravel Pedals...
10-27-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,120
Posted By RGMN

Several years ago a buddy and I were out for a...

Several years ago a buddy and I were out for a ride out by his place in the country. We're riding side-by-side on a nearly deserted road when some guy in a pickup comes up behind us and starts...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By RGMN

I have those gloves. The fleece does almost...

I have those gloves. The fleece does almost nothing to stop the wind. Any breeze about about 5 mph cuts right thorough them. Funny thing about cycling, you generate your own wind. They don't work...
10-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,120
Posted By RGMN

Got to spend a night in jail after getting pulled...

Got to spend a night in jail after getting pulled over on my bike. Cop decided that is was suspicious that a minority kid would have a nice bike, even stranger that he would be carrying the sales...
09-22-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,065
Posted By RGMN

If you know what dealers have new 2019s I'd love...

If you know what dealers have new 2019s I'd love to know. Every dealer within 300 miles of me is out of stock, and we're looking for a companion to this one. And the Alltrack has only been to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,243
Posted By RGMN

:thumb: I didn't realize how many of my routes...

:thumb: I didn't realize how many of my routes used that that bridge. I've been across it 4 times in the last week.
09-21-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,065
Posted By RGMN

VW quit selling the Golf Sportwagen and the Golf...

VW quit selling the Golf Sportwagen and the Golf Alltrack after the 2019 model year, and doesn't plan on bringing the Mk8 Golf Estates to the US.

I went for a ride with a buddy a couple of weeks...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,243
Posted By RGMN

I found my hands slipped more in the gloves than...

I found my hands slipped more in the gloves than they did on the hoods or the tape (Fizik Endurance Tacky) so I ditched the gloves. I still use gloves on group rides or in cold weather but I usually...
09-21-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By RGMN

https://www.fumpapumps.com/ ...

https://www.fumpapumps.com/
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,239
Posted By RGMN

I find I ride much, much slower when I'm actively...

I find I ride much, much slower when I'm actively having a heart attack (https://www.bikeforums.net/21596449-post8.html) than when I'm not.
09-13-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,111
Posted By RGMN

I don't understand gravel riding. I don't...

I don't understand gravel riding. I don't understood why I should pack up my bike, drive 20-30 miles to gravel roads, and go for a ride on a surface I'm more likely to crash on (even with gravel...
09-10-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By RGMN

I lost over 15 lbs between when I was admitted...

I lost over 15 lbs between when I was admitted and when I went home (7 days.) It didn't help that they didn't feed me for almost 4 days, and when they did I barfed up the first meal (likely a delayed...
09-07-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,822
Posted By RGMN

An extended right arm is codified as a legal...

An extended right arm is codified as a legal signal (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/169.19) for a right turn in some states. But it still doesn't fix the problem of drivers not knowing what...
09-05-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,498
Posted By RGMN

High power rocketry ...

High power rocketry
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08-31-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By RGMN

Just 'cause you use a torque wrench doesn't mean...

Just 'cause you use a torque wrench doesn't mean you put your brain away. It you're tightening something with a torque wrench if it feels too tight STOP. Check that everything is assembled correctly,...
08-31-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,405
Posted By RGMN

The paved path right next to the road is actually...

The paved path right next to the road is actually a sidewalk. There is no easy way on or off it for a bike. The actual bike path is on the hill and is a crushed limestone surface. Some don't like...
08-30-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By RGMN

I have that same torque wrench. Any 1/4" hex...

I have that same torque wrench. Any 1/4" hex shaft bit will work in it.

I'd go somewhere else for those Wiha bits. $27 is a real premium for 6 bits, even if they are Wiha. McMaster has a 7 piece...
08-30-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,405
Posted By RGMN

He could do something about but didn't have the...

He could do something about but didn't have the integrity to do it. And we wonder why LEOs act the way they do.
08-26-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,405
Posted By RGMN

If I'm going to ride Minnetonka Blvd I usually...

If I'm going to ride Minnetonka Blvd I usually stay on Minnetonka Dr to the right turn on Elm, take the informal entrance to the LRT trail, ride the couple hundred yards to Shady Oak on the trail,...
08-26-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,405
Posted By RGMN

I always use the trail when I ride thru the Mills...

I always use the trail when I ride thru the Mills for that exact reason. But I'm usually crossing that intersection to go north on Plymouth rather than ride along Mtka. And Minnetonka PD only cares...
08-23-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By RGMN

There are also different lock rings depending on...

There are also different lock rings depending on if you have an 11t or 12-16t 1st cog.
08-23-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By RGMN

Most LEO have no incentive to check the serial...

Most LEO have no incentive to check the serial number of a bike. If it gets sold at auction that money goes to the police department. If they check the serial number and find that an owner reported...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By RGMN

Last winter on a whim I purchased a boot dryer...

Last winter on a whim I purchased a boot dryer (https://www.amazon.com/DryGuy-Forced-Boot-Dryer-Garment/dp/B010A5J5FU/) keep both my XC ski boots and my winter riding boots dry. I got it primarily...
08-18-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By RGMN

I run 23 and 25mm tires on Belgium Plus rims. No...

I run 23 and 25mm tires on Belgium Plus rims. No problems with the tires on the rims what-so-ever.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,047
Posted By RGMN

Even if you carry a spare tube it is always a...

Even if you carry a spare tube it is always a good idea to carry a patch kit. I like the Park Pre-Glued Patches (https://www.parktool.com/product/super-patch-kit-gp-2), they are quick to install,...
08-14-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By RGMN

My commuter bike is that exact frame. I picked it...

My commuter bike is that exact frame. I picked it up in 2005 from someone who had modified a surplus Modo frame for CX use, so the brake bridge was cut out and moved up, and a cable stop and...
08-14-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,100
Posted By RGMN

Doesn't seem to affect the battery life on my...

Doesn't seem to affect the battery life on my Edge 130 at all.
08-14-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By RGMN

:thumb: Unless you want the experience or are...

:thumb:
Unless you want the experience or are doing a restoration that originally used lacquer there is no point in using it. Much better paints (easier to spray, nicer finish, more durable finish)...
08-13-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By RGMN

I carry that much plus a small multi tool...

I carry that much plus a small multi tool (https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/multi-tools-multi-tools/products/1-mt-stdr-v104t5). All of it easily fits in a small seat bag...
08-10-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By RGMN

Lake of the Isles, where you cross to go to Bde...

Lake of the Isles, where you cross to go to Bde Maka Ska. Colnago rider was coming off the Greenway.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,196
Posted By RGMN

I also put my helmet pads in one so I don't need...

I also put my helmet pads in one so I don't need to search the washer to find all the pads.
08-10-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By RGMN

I ride my Campag drivetrain all the time in the...

I ride my Campag drivetrain all the time in the big/big as well, but in my case it is a 53/27. With a Chorus cassette it is as quiet as any other combination. With the Miche it does make a little...
08-09-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By RGMN

Am I a Bad Cyclist?

So I decided to take an easy ride down to a popular lake area today. Turned out that it was a pretty busy Sunday morning. As I got to a spot where 3 trails/roads came together, a large group of...
08-09-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By RGMN

One wonders if HED did make a change,...

One wonders if HED did make a change, particularly after you hear about incidents like this (https://www.velonews.com/gear/technical-faq-tubeless-road-tires-glove-loops-e-bike-power/) with HED...
08-08-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By RGMN

Per HED's FAQ (https://store.hedcycling.com/faq)...

Per HED's FAQ (https://store.hedcycling.com/faq) Belguim Plus rims are the same as the Ardennes RIM BRAKE rims (emphasis is mine)


Since the OP had the disc version of the Ardennes they may have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,634
Posted By RGMN

Favorite bibs: Bellwether Newton...

Favorite bibs: Bellwether Newton (https://www.bellwetherclothing.com/collections/mens-bottoms/products/newton-bib) and Garneau Neo Power...
08-02-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By RGMN

I was first diagnosed with Graves shortly after I...

I was first diagnosed with Graves shortly after I had a triple bypass after a MI on a bike ride. It impeded the cardiac therapy due to my resting heart rate not settling down into a range they wanted...
08-02-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,406
Posted By RGMN

I had to do a double take on that picture of your...

I had to do a double take on that picture of your kit - I was wondering how you got a picture of my kit....
08-02-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,406
Posted By RGMN

I basically do that now - I carry 2 CO2...

I basically do that now - I carry 2 CO2 cartridges and a Lezyne Pocket Drive pump. I just wanted to try something new, and I want it for riding the fat bike in the winter.
08-02-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,406
Posted By RGMN

It doesn't matter if it screws on or not, it has...

It doesn't matter if it screws on or not, it has to be comfortable for you to use. Every inflator I've used (I have about a dozen, and have given away about that many) has some type of gas release...
08-01-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By RGMN

Finish Line...

Finish Line (http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/bicycle-greases/grease-injection-pump-gun) also makes one that threads onto your favorite tube of grease.
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07-31-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 937
Posted By RGMN

Chadwick & Trefethen Reamers 00280, 00290, and...

Chadwick & Trefethen Reamers 00280, 00290, and 00300 (http://www.chadwickreamers.com/angle_blade_adj.php?adjust_measure=fractional) are what I have. They are pretty standard for most frame...
07-31-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 937
Posted By RGMN

26.5mm is the correct diameter for the fork crown...

26.5mm is the correct diameter for the fork crown seat. Any smaller and you need to use retaining compound on the crown race to keep it in place. A PVC pipe won't work, you need a steel pipe,...
07-30-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,406
Posted By RGMN

These folks...

These folks (https://www.redrockminnesota.com/16-gram-threaded/) sell 16 g cartridges in quantities of 20 for $1.25 each, $1.85 in quantities of 10.




That's what I've been doing, but I have a...
07-29-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,302
Posted By RGMN

It's simple. In a US the manufacturer is allowed...

It's simple. In a US the manufacturer is allowed to set a minimum retail sale price for a product in the sales agreement that the retailer is required to sign in order to sell the product. In other...
07-28-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,490
Posted By RGMN

I spent a weekend cutting up a bunch of Porsche...

I spent a weekend cutting up a bunch of Porsche Design frames. Apparently they didn't sell that well. A friend bought them up, stripped the parts for his resale business, and then needed to destroy...
07-27-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By RGMN

I use a 13-27 Miche Primato Light 11-sp on my...

I use a 13-27 Miche Primato Light 11-sp on my 2015 Chorus group. I finally gave in and got a lower low gear. but kept my favorite range (16-17-18-19) in the cassette intact. Miche was the only way...
07-27-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By RGMN

I know you are asking about mineral oils, but...

I know you are asking about mineral oils, but this is a big misconception about DOT brake fluids. dsbrantjr is absolutely right, the ONLY things a DOT rating shows is that the fluids are compatible...
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