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06-26-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,041
Posted By MAK

There is a scientific study so there are facts...

There is a scientific study so there are facts not just opinion. Although it's title refers to walkers and runners, it certainly applies to cyclists....
06-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,185
Posted By MAK

I carry both a Road Morph and CO2 (2 cartridges)....

I carry both a Road Morph and CO2 (2 cartridges). I never get flats near shade so CO2 during hot and humid days is a welcome relief. The pump is because you can never run out of air.

The extra...
06-21-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,048
Posted By MAK

FYI...These Pearl Izumi gloves are on sale. Less...

FYI...These Pearl Izumi gloves are on sale. Less than $20.00.

Some people ride with dedicated cycling gloves and some don't. If you ride short distances with flat bars you may have different needs...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By MAK

Have you considered a $25.00 stem riser? If it...

Have you considered a $25.00 stem riser? If it helps you, you've saved the cost of a new bar. If not, you're only out $25.00.
05-13-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,350
Posted By MAK

The point is that we often accept inflated costs...

The point is that we often accept inflated costs because they are necessary and beyond our ability or comfort level to try ourselves. For some reason, if a bike shop tries to make a profit, some...
05-12-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,350
Posted By MAK

I hope an administrator reads this thread. I...

I hope an administrator reads this thread.
I propose a new forum rule...If you're going to criticize an industry, a particular store, etc., you must first indicate what your vocation is. For...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By MAK

You didn't say what kind of bike or what your...

You didn't say what kind of bike or what your riding position is. I have B-17s on two bikes and they were comfortable for me immediately. Both of these bikes have upright positions so I'm sitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,255
Posted By MAK

I think it's a bit harsh to say that some bike...

I think it's a bit harsh to say that some bike shops need to die out. Perhaps the real statement should be that some bike shops need better management. Case in point, a number of years ago I went...
04-18-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,303
Posted By MAK

The more I think about it, the less I am wanting...

The more I think about it, the less I am wanting a clipless setup. While I understand the benefits, I just hate having my feet locked in place (have used both cages and straps before and could never...
04-13-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By MAK

I haven't used the two pedals you mentioned. ...

I haven't used the two pedals you mentioned. Unless you have huge feet, all mentioned pedals are large enough for most people. I prefer to ride clipped in, but the platform on the m424 works with...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By MAK

I use a "Tiger Tail" foam roller. Has handles so...

I use a "Tiger Tail" foam roller. Has handles so you do the rolling and control the pressure. Gets to places a regular roller can't easily reach; no contorting to hit the right spot. Fits in...
02-08-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By MAK

If you have an REI near you it's worth a look. ...

If you have an REI near you it's worth a look. They have a range of bikes including bikes in your price range. My experience is that the mechanics are well trained and their bikes solid. Someone...
02-08-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,652
Posted By MAK

Since we're slipping in old references...I'm at...

Since we're slipping in old references...I'm at the age that "Hot Lips" Houlihan might call divine. I have no doubt that cycling has kept me going.
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,337
Posted By MAK

Take a look on this site. Schwalbe Marathons are...

Take a look on this site. Schwalbe Marathons are tested and the height (and other specs) are measured and discussed.

Good luck.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/
01-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,300
Posted By MAK

My contribution to the humor part of this thread....

My contribution to the humor part of this thread.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/564x622/cycling_attire_57e1b3ad06842353099db4cfd924f48de51878a7.jpg
01-03-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By MAK

The best advice I can offer is to practice in a...

The best advice I can offer is to practice in a safe place like an empty parking lot or a grassy area. Just ride, unclip, reclip, unclip, etc.. Once you're on the road, think ahead. I think it's...
12-29-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,797
Posted By MAK

About two years ago I was talking with a bicycle...

About two years ago I was talking with a bicycle cop who was complaining that when he pursued someone and tried a quick dismount he had trouble controlling the bike because he tended to lock the...
12-26-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By MAK

Getting a new bike is always great...Buying one...

Getting a new bike is always great...Buying one for your 7 yo grandson is even better.
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,010
Posted By MAK

Obviously this was not a popular suggestion. ...

Obviously this was not a popular suggestion. Thank you to those that made intelligent and thoughtful responses and to some, I won't respond to your ridiculous comments because I don't want to be...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,010
Posted By MAK

Attn MODS...Suggestion for a new forum

I think it's time for a new BIKEPACKING FORUM, either as a stand alone or a Touring sub-forum. The bikes are often different, the bags are different, the load carried is different due to bag...
09-06-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,841
Posted By MAK

Some of these answers are ridiculous. We don't...

Some of these answers are ridiculous. We don't know what level of experience the OP has with bikes. The OP is simply doing research and asking experts for their opinions based on experience which is...
09-05-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,625
Posted By MAK

One easy $20.00 possible "fix" you can try that I...

One easy $20.00 possible "fix" you can try that I didn't see above. (Maybe I missed it.) Have a stem riser installed. Your neck won't be stressed and sitting on the saddle rather than bent over the...
08-20-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By MAK

I use a Lezyne XL Caddy on two bikes that sounds...

I use a Lezyne XL Caddy on two bikes that sounds exactly like what you're looking for. Unfortunately, I don't think Lezyne offers them any more. Maybe a search can locate one.
06-20-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,764
Posted By MAK

Not Your Typical Bike Path

Anyone ever ride this? Looks interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO2U3SqI5Uk
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,356
Posted By MAK

Let me be the first...Test ride them and see...

Let me be the first...Test ride them and see which feels best. I can't imagine buying bike to do "a fair amount of touring" and possibly cross country without making sure it's the most comfortable...
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