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06-18-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,128
Posted By bakerjw

One reason why I avoid group rides. All it takes...

One reason why I avoid group rides. All it takes is one or 2 morons to put the entire group in a bad light.
06-18-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By bakerjw

I have a spare wheelset that I keep around for...

I have a spare wheelset that I keep around for times like these. It is always good to have something to throw on if needed.
06-17-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By bakerjw

Wellgo MG-5's for my bikes. Light and they grip...

Wellgo MG-5's for my bikes. Light and they grip well.
06-11-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By bakerjw

I've ordered a few wheelsets from them through...

I've ordered a few wheelsets from them through the years. They are a mortar shop and have always done well by me. If I need something really custom made, I'll go to Wheelbuilder or similar, but for...
05-30-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,100
Posted By bakerjw

I love to read stories like this. I was up...

I love to read stories like this.
I was up around 270 way back, dropped a lot and got back up there. The last time, I was angry that I'd let myself go. My doctor was trying to make me take a statin...
05-30-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By bakerjw

Every mountain style bike that I build runs a...

Every mountain style bike that I build runs a 2x10 drive train built on XTR shifters and XT derailleurs. I know the Shimano number schema and the prices haven't changed much with the recent lock down...
05-30-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,110
Posted By bakerjw

I don't think that there is any reason to be off...

I don't think that there is any reason to be off their bandwagon. As with all products, sacrifices need to be made and they defend their product IMHO in a proper manner. It has an intended use model....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,178
Posted By bakerjw

Our roads here in N.E. Tennessee are great. Some...

Our roads here in N.E. Tennessee are great. Some are a bit rough but that's because they're like 20 years old.

A couple of years ago, I took my road bike back to Illinois to ride. I had not ridden...
05-28-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By bakerjw

I find hockey good to use for intervals. Pick a...

I find hockey good to use for intervals. Pick a team and hammer whenever they head up the ice. Football can work too. Start hammering when the quarterback approaches the center and stop after the...
05-28-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By bakerjw

As mentioned. A properly adjusted helmet is a key...

As mentioned. A properly adjusted helmet is a key factor in its effectiveness.
My wife and I are in the market for new matching helmets (We ride our tandems a lot) and the next ones will be MIPS.
...
05-22-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,731
Posted By bakerjw

Not to derail a thread but it was the same for my...

Not to derail a thread but it was the same for my wife and me. We went less than a mile and knew that it was going to turn out well. My wife is visually impaired and it gave her a chance to enjoy one...
05-22-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,731
Posted By bakerjw

I am curious about the airflow through their...

I am curious about the airflow through their material.
Not that airflow is everything but it is all a balancing act like light, durable and cheap, pick 2.
05-20-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By bakerjw

Not to derail the thread. My touring is on...

Not to derail the thread. My touring is on environments like the Tour Divide. Anything from pavement to gravel road, to rutted jeep trails to horrid single track. It is also very minimal as the load...
05-20-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,199
Posted By bakerjw

I find aluminum to be a harsh ride. Carbon is a...

I find aluminum to be a harsh ride.
Carbon is a bit softer until it isn't.
Steel is a smoother ride.

There are 2 kinds of steel frames. There are the cheap ones that are heavy as heck and then...
05-18-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By bakerjw

RESOLVED.... This morning, I went back out...

RESOLVED....

This morning, I went back out and double checked the cable resistance coming from the shifter. It was crisp and clean.
I checked the derailleur without the cable attached. Manually,...
05-17-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By bakerjw

Typically I use Sram PC-1051 chains. Unless it's...

Typically I use Sram PC-1051 chains. Unless it's for our tandems and the I believe that they are KMC. Non directional as far as I know.
Yes, cog is a more appropriate term.
05-17-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By bakerjw

I'm 55. My first road bike when I started riding...

I'm 55. My first road bike when I started riding seriously about 10 years ago was a Schwinn. It was inexpensive a tad heavy and had a 3x8 drivetrain. I rode at least 15,000 miles on it before...
05-16-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By bakerjw

I have purchased wheelsets from Velomine. They...

I have purchased wheelsets from Velomine. They are great people.
05-16-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By bakerjw

Nice looking ride. Jamis makes some solid...

Nice looking ride. Jamis makes some solid machines.
05-16-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,269
Posted By bakerjw

I would not say that it a sign of things to come...

I would not say that it a sign of things to come but certain segments of society like to push people around.
As to what to do, I'd definitely have contacted the police. What if it had been someone...
05-15-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,721
Posted By bakerjw

That was more of a joke than anything. In...

That was more of a joke than anything.
In almost everything that we do, there are plateaus. Mental, physical, whatever. Don't let it get to you. Just go out, ride hard as you feel and have fun.
05-14-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By bakerjw

Our LBS sold them before they went under. A local...

Our LBS sold them before they went under. A local couple bought one where the wife was very heavy. She lost quite a bit of weight and they rode it across the country.
Good deal!
05-09-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By bakerjw

Just to add. We run that ratio on our mountain...

Just to add. We run that ratio on our mountain tandem that we use for bikepacking. My wife is not the strongest rider so sometimes we need to dip into the "Low" gearing.


There was a study where...
05-06-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,803
Posted By bakerjw

You're probably SOL. Several years ago, I came...

You're probably SOL.
Several years ago, I came over a rise on an unfamiliar road and hit a significant pothole which sent be over the handlebars and into the ER. Not having any insurance at the...
05-03-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,005
Posted By bakerjw

There are all kinds of valid reasons for people...

There are all kinds of valid reasons for people to own e-bikes. an older gentleman at our LBS that closed had one and used it to commute to the shop every day. He wasn't very fit and it helped him.
...
04-26-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,424
Posted By bakerjw

Great job! It is amazing what a good diet and...

Great job! It is amazing what a good diet and exercise can do for ones health. I once shaved 52 points off of my LDL in 2 weeks with diet and exercise..
02-11-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,333
Posted By bakerjw

I regularly see the same dogs on the routes that...

I regularly see the same dogs on the routes that I ride. Some are in cages or behind fences and others have invisible fences.
I always call to them or talk to them and after a while some will start...
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