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10-29-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By kingston

I just use a bike with a power meter on rollers...

I just use a bike with a power meter on rollers with golden cheetah. It's fine for me. Honestly just the rollers were fine for years before I got the power meter. My main goal over the winter is to...
10-27-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By kingston

MSRP is pretty high for what it is, but you...

MSRP is pretty high for what it is, but you should be able to find a deal somewhere.


The bearings are different; angular contact vs. ABEC-3. Neither one will work with the 30mm spindle on that...
Replies: 26
Views: 7,034
Posted By kingston

I wanted my light in the middle of the rack so I...

I wanted my light in the middle of the rack so I pieced together some fasteners from the hardware store. Not pretty but it works ok....
10-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By kingston

Pretty sure an Easton crank uses the same 30mm...

Pretty sure an Easton crank uses the same 30mm bottom bracket.
Replies: 78
Views: 10,785
Posted By kingston

I think you are going to have to bite the bullet...

I think you are going to have to bite the bullet and get a handlebar bag with a front rack and decaleur. That bike deserves it.
Replies: 78
Views: 10,785
Posted By kingston

The matching red fenders are fantastic! What's...

The matching red fenders are fantastic! What's your plan for luggage, downtube42 ?
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,322
Posted By kingston

Man-cards are a symbol of white ,male, straight,...

Man-cards are a symbol of white ,male, straight, cisgender privilege and have been discontinued. Hold onto yours if you still have one. It will be a collectors item someday.
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By kingston

I agree but at least do something interesting to...

I agree but at least do something interesting to make it worth the effort and expense. A105 crosscheck strikes me as a very ordinary bike. Nothing wrong with that, but if I want an ordinary bike,...
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By kingston

If you want a light bike with wide tires just get...

If you want a light bike with wide tires just get a gravel bike and strap on a 10-12 l saddle pack for brevets. Heckuva lot easier and cheaper than building your own bike from scratch.
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By kingston

Cross-check is one of the most versatile frames...

Cross-check is one of the most versatile frames you can get, and I've seen a few of them on brevets, but if I were in the market for a budget brevet bike, I'd be looking at complete bikes, Masi...
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By kingston

Tubeless riders are still in the small minority...

Tubeless riders are still in the small minority on the brevets I ride. I don't get enough flats and have too many wheelsets to make it worth the extra effort and expense.

I thought this was funny...
10-19-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,925
Posted By kingston

You must be talking about a track bike with no...

You must be talking about a track bike with no brakes. FG with brakes is no more dangerous than any other kind of bike.
10-15-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,925
Posted By kingston

fixed gear is badass. Single speed is for beach...

fixed gear is badass. Single speed is for beach cruisers and townies.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,254
Posted By kingston

There are plenty of reasons not to use waxed...

There are plenty of reasons not to use waxed chains, but not holding up in the rain isn't one of them. A waxed chain will last a 400k in the rain, which is as far as most people ever go in one day. I...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By kingston

See the other thread on the same topic...

See the other thread on the same topic (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1212737-saddle-comparison-gilles-berthoud-aravis-v-selle-anatomica-h2.html)
10-13-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By kingston

Red

Red
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By kingston

Me too. I like running new or at least pretty new...

Me too. I like running new or at least pretty new tires on a 400k and up, and I always start a GR with a new set of tires. So I'm constantly changing tires before they are worn out and trying to "use...
10-13-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,017
Posted By kingston

I also follow the MSW cleaning instructions...

I also follow the MSW cleaning instructions including the alcohol rinse to remove the OMS residue before waxing. Why not?. The whole process takes about 15 minutes of actual effort and you only have...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By kingston

A sleep study is like a professional bike fit,...

A sleep study is like a professional bike fit, super valuable for some people and totally unnecessary for others. I have been able to figure out the equipment and settings through experimentation...
Forum: Foo
10-12-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By kingston

I went to a sleep doctor and convinced him to...

I went to a sleep doctor and convinced him to write me a prescription for a CPAP without a sleep study. If I could have skipped that step I would have.
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By kingston

It depends I use Golden Cheetah which keeps...

It depends

I use Golden Cheetah which keeps track of everything and went back an looked at the % of time spent coasting on all of my brevets this season. It ranges from 0% on the 200k season...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By kingston

I rode a full SR and a 1200k on an airone this...

I rode a full SR and a 1200k on an airone this season.
10-06-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,608
Posted By kingston

I probably spend $2-3k per year and ride 5-6k...

I probably spend $2-3k per year and ride 5-6k miles, so around 40-50Ę/mile I'm into randonneuring, so a lot of my expenses go to travel, hotel and food.

This got me thinking, I could flip the...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By kingston

The Natchez Trace 444...

The Natchez Trace 444 (https://www.raceacrossoregon.com/nt444.html) was last weekend. The fast guys finish that in around 24 hours, but it's not a 24 hour race per se.
10-04-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,487
Posted By kingston

Disk brakes are unnecessary in Chicago. We don't...

Disk brakes are unnecessary in Chicago. We don't have any hills.
10-04-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By kingston

If all you need to do is seat tires and inflate...

If all you need to do is seat tires and inflate them to good-enough psi, you don't need a compressor at all.
10-04-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By kingston

I agree that the price of the park inflator is...

I agree that the price of the park inflator is simply absurd, but nothing I have ever used even comes close. I have one of those simple gauged inflators with a presta head and would rather use a...
10-04-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By kingston

I'm guessing you don't have the park inflator?...

I'm guessing you don't have the park inflator? It's a game-changer.
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By kingston

As alternatives to the used bike/vintage...

As alternatives to the used bike/vintage resto-mod route, which is a great way to go if you know what you're doing and have the patience, Diamondback has some good budget options; Century 2 ($850) or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,609
Posted By kingston

I'm into randonneuring, so average speed is an...

I'm into randonneuring, so average speed is an important metric for me, which I realize is not the case for everyone. For the kind of recreational distance cycling I do, body weight is much more...
10-03-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,487
Posted By kingston

I always advise new riders to get aluminum 105...

I always advise new riders to get aluminum 105 and think of it as a starter bike and future backup bike. Then when your fitness improves and your preferences evolve, you can get something nicer that...
10-03-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By kingston

I have this little HF compressor...

I have this little HF compressor (https://www.harborfreight.com/2-gallon-135-psi-ultra-quiet-hand-carry-jobsite-air-compressor-64596.html) in the basement and an old 30 gal. craftsman compressor in...
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By kingston

Stranger things have happened. All you need is...

Stranger things have happened. All you need is one dumb college kid.
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By kingston

Fixed up I would say $125 at the very high end. I...

Fixed up I would say $125 at the very high end. I can't imagine anyone paying $200 for that bike. I've bought and sold much nicer bikes for less.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By kingston

I was thinking gas scooter, but owning your own...

I was thinking gas scooter, but owning your own ebike is probably the cheapest option because you don't ever have to pay for license, insurance or parking. I have two gas scooters, and operating...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By kingston

Can't beat the value of a Shimano cup-and-cone...

Can't beat the value of a Shimano cup-and-cone hub, but you do need to keep up on the maintenance. Most people aren't interested in repacking hubs, which is why cartridge bearing hubs are so popular....
Forum: Commuting
10-01-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By kingston

Urban commuting is the only ebike use-case that...

Urban commuting is the only ebike use-case that makes any sense to me at all, but at over a thousand dollars a year, you're probably not much cheaper than a scooter depending on your parking...
Forum: Touring
10-01-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,421
Posted By kingston

Southwest Wisconsin isn't exactly remote. I've...

Southwest Wisconsin isn't exactly remote. I've ridden there a lot and have never run out of water between towns.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,416
Posted By kingston

I rode the Iron Porcupine...

I rode the Iron Porcupine (https://www.ironporcupine1200k.org/) a few months ago. At one of the supported stops a volunteer told me that he had been keeping track of everyone's bike. Titanium was the...
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By kingston

seventy-five bucks?

seventy-five bucks?
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By kingston

I had a fleche planned for last spring, but it...

I had a fleche planned for last spring, but it got corona'ed. Maybe next year.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By kingston

The Aurora Elite and the Kona Sutra both come...

The Aurora Elite and the Kona Sutra both come with rack and fenders. Either one of those is just about exactly what you are looking for. Gearing is pretty personal, but if I only had one bike, it...
09-28-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By kingston

I have PD Supersonic Ergo 35c...

I have PD Supersonic Ergo 35c (https://profile-design.com/products/supersonic-ergo-35c) bars on my ultra-distance bike. Assume they would work for gravel too. They have a lot of adjustability. I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By kingston

Touring bikes make great commuters IMO, but...

Touring bikes make great commuters IMO, but half-a-mile? I have a mile commute and ride an old Schwinn cruiser with a rear rack that I consider to be perfect for up to a few miles. It's been my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,651
Posted By kingston

A friend of mine got them for his randonneuring...

A friend of mine got them for his randonneuring bike. He's really happy with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,651
Posted By kingston

The only ones I've seen IRL are the assioma duo...

The only ones I've seen IRL are the assioma duo xpedo hacks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,651
Posted By kingston

Is the Easton Cinch any good? I have one, and it...

Is the Easton Cinch any good? I have one, and it seems fine, but I don't really know anything about powermeters.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By kingston

Have you heard about the Favero Assioma // Xpedo...

Have you heard about the Favero Assioma // Xpedo SPD Hack
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,665
Posted By kingston

Does anyone else feel like the jump from 23 to 25...

Does anyone else feel like the jump from 23 to 25 feels like a pretty big difference, while tires in the 25-28 range feel pretty similar, then the jump from 28 to 32 feels huge again. Is that just me?
09-21-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,094
Posted By kingston

Sure it might sound asinine, but have you...

Sure it might sound asinine, but have you actually tried shellacked cloth tape with a twine finish? And what cyclist wouldn't want a forged steel hatchet in their canvas and leather saddle bag along...
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