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09-19-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,652
Posted By kingston

I have a Rivendell Sam Hillborne. I like it a...

I have a Rivendell Sam Hillborne. I like it a lot. I also have a bunch of other bikes that I like just as much. Sometimes I wear cycling kit and go on long rides. Sometimes I just wear shorts and...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 608
Posted By kingston

I have both the Topeak masterblaster...

I have both the Topeak masterblaster (https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/mini-pumps/235-road-masterblaster-) and the zefal hpx (http://www.zefal.com/en/traditional-pumps/32-hpx.html) and a...
09-15-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By kingston

I have avoided shimano purchases almost entirely...

I have avoided shimano purchases almost entirely since they started enforcing sales territories.
09-15-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By kingston

I ordered some things pretty recently from...

I ordered some things pretty recently from rosebikes.com and bike-components.de
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By kingston

I wouldn't use the topeak racks or bags for...

I wouldn't use the topeak racks or bags for actual touring. I don't think they're designed for that. The material on the bags doesn't seem that tough and the zippers feel like they are just waiting...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By kingston

I have two MTX trunk bags (one with expandable...

I have two MTX trunk bags (one with expandable panniers and one without) two MTX rear racks (Explorer and Super Tourist) and the beam rack with the side-frame. It's a pretty good system if you are...
09-14-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By kingston

I'd drill it out with a left-hand bit...

I'd drill it out with a left-hand bit (https://www.harborfreight.com/left-hand-drill-bit-set-13-pc-61686.html).
09-14-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By kingston

I wouldn't buy a car that didn't have roof rails...

I wouldn't buy a car that didn't have roof rails or a hitch receiver.
09-12-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By kingston

I don't necessarily have anything against carbon...

I don't necessarily have anything against carbon velopig. but I was surprised by the failure rate on that ride, which I agree should have been nothing remarkable. I rode 25 year old peter white built...
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By kingston

For the dynamo, Son is nicer, SP is cheaper. I...

For the dynamo, Son is nicer, SP is cheaper. I have both, and as XXLHardrock mentioned above, they both work the same. I expect the son to last longer, but you never know. I don't agree with the...
09-12-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By kingston

I rode the Iron Porcupine 1,200k last month. 2 of...

I rode the Iron Porcupine 1,200k last month. 2 of the DNF's were due to carbon wheel failures, and two other riders needed to borrow replacement wheels due to carbon wheel failures. Considering there...
09-12-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By kingston

Not a banana-shape. A contoured shape, and the...

Not a banana-shape. A contoured shape, and the tension bolt doesn't do anything about that. It's hard to capture in a photo, but see how the top has those deep indentations and isn't flat anymore?...
09-12-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By kingston

Great review. The Aravis/Aspin is my favorite...

Great review. The Aravis/Aspin is my favorite saddle when new, I like to move around on the saddle, so the flat/hard top works really well for me too. Unfortunately, after 5-6k miles the cover shapes...
09-09-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,249
Posted By kingston

this megarange...

this megarange (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/tourney/MF-TZ500-7.html) cassette has a 10-tooth jump to the last cog.
09-09-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By kingston

I wouldn't use a new carbon stem, seatpost or...

I wouldn't use a new carbon stem, seatpost or bars, so used or not for those parts is somewhat irrelevant.
09-09-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By kingston

$180-200 seems about right if everything is...

$180-200 seems about right if everything is perfect. That thing looks like a project. At the very least you'll need $60 worth of tires and tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,065
Posted By kingston

There are a zillion different bags. Bikepacking...

There are a zillion different bags. Bikepacking seat bags have become popular in the last couple of years with people who use race or gravel bikes on brevets. I used a Revelate Designs Pika (6-12...
09-09-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By kingston

hundred bucks?

hundred bucks?
09-08-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,249
Posted By kingston

I cannot. I just used some online calculators. I...

I cannot. I just used some online calculators. I also just realized that I mixed up MPH/KPH: It's actually ~580 watts

https://www.bikecalc.com/ to calculate speed at cadence by GI
Bike...
09-08-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,249
Posted By kingston

I just did the calcs. An average sized person on...

I just did the calcs. An average sized person on an average bike would have to push about 365 watts to spin at 90 rpm up a 25% grade with a 34/40.

Edit: I mixed up MPH/KPH on the calculations....
09-08-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 808
Posted By kingston

Would one of these dual hitch extenders...

Would one of these dual hitch extenders (https://www.harborfreight.com/dual-hitch-extender-69881.html?_br_psugg_q=receiver+hitch) work?+
09-08-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By kingston

Depends on the part. I bought a used bike last...

Depends on the part. I bought a used bike last season that had a lot of carbon parts. Kept the Campy wheels and SR parts, but replaced the seatpost, stem and bars with new aluminum. I'm sure they're...
08-31-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 809
Posted By kingston

I wear knickers sometimes. ...

I wear knickers sometimes.
https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/clothing/knickers-2016/
https://zoic.com/reign-knicker+color-Black+size-Medium...
08-31-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,678
Posted By kingston

You're lucky. My wife deceived me in our...

You're lucky. My wife deceived me in our courtship. When I met her, she had a nice paramount, and we rode a lot together. Four kids and 25 years later, it's just the townie to a nice place for lunch...
08-30-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,719
Posted By kingston

I watched this video on the Creo SL mentioned a...

I watched this video on the Creo SL mentioned a few times in this thread. Actual range was a little over 100k with the extra battery. At the end he said his speed was about the same as on an...
08-28-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 547
Posted By kingston

Another Continental man

Another Continental man
08-28-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,719
Posted By kingston

I guess that depends on the ebike. The one I...

I guess that depends on the ebike. The one I rented was limited to about 25 miles and was so heavy I wouldn't have wanted to ride it another mile without power. Not to mention my average speed with...
08-28-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By kingston

I like the Mike Sherman calculator...

I like the Mike Sherman calculator (https://mike-sherman.github.io/shift/) the best
08-28-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,719
Posted By kingston

Perhaps, but only if battery technology gets a...

Perhaps, but only if battery technology gets a lot better.
08-27-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,719
Posted By kingston

I'll just ride a bike with lower gears and/or...

I'll just ride a bike with lower gears and/or choose flatter routes.
08-27-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,719
Posted By kingston

I recommend renting one before you buy. My wife...

I recommend renting one before you buy. My wife and I rented a pair, and both thought they were completely pointless for JRA. The only use case that makes any sense to me is urban commuting where you...
08-27-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,678
Posted By kingston

Definitely recommend renting one before you buy....

Definitely recommend renting one before you buy. That's what we did, and it was a 100% fail. Apparently they work for some people because they're selling a lot of them.


You and I agree on this...
08-27-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,726
Posted By kingston

I don't claim to be right. I do aspire to lead a...

I don't claim to be right. I do aspire to lead a stress-free life, so just sharing some of the things that work for me. It's not advice. Everyone can obviously to do whatever they want.
08-27-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,726
Posted By kingston

I get the impression that you are looking for it...

I get the impression that you are looking for it or at least not trying very hard to avoid it. As I said, that would never happen to me.
08-27-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,726
Posted By kingston

A pass like the one in the video where a car...

A pass like the one in the video where a car pulls up alongside and crowds the cyclist in the same lane is impossible if you take the lane. The car has to move over to the other lane to pass. They...
Forum: Foo
08-27-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kingston

If you're interested in learning a little bit...

If you're interested in learning a little bit about financial planning there's not that much to it. The hardest part honestly is making sure that you're jumping through all the hoops the government...
08-27-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,726
Posted By kingston

That would never have happened to me. 1) I...

That would never have happened to me.
1) I avoid roads like that when I'm JRA because they are terrible for cycling
2) On the rare brief occasions I do ride on roads like that, I take the whole...
08-27-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,678
Posted By kingston

I've tried ebikes too, and they fall short on...

I've tried ebikes too, and they fall short on both speed and range unfortunately.

Here are a bunch of MTB to upright conversion examples. I have one in there somewhere....
08-26-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,678
Posted By kingston

The only way she'll ever keep up with you is on...

The only way she'll ever keep up with you is on the back of a tandem. Otherwise, just let her get whatever bike she wants, ride at what ever speed she wants, wherever she wants to go, for however...
08-26-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,678
Posted By kingston

I know you're trying to save money by fixing up...

I know you're trying to save money by fixing up an old bike, which I can definitely appreciate, but you will save both of you a lot of frustration if you just get her an Electra Townie.
08-21-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,442
Posted By kingston

If you're treating yourself to RH tires, get the...

If you're treating yourself to RH tires, get the EL casing. Otherwise, you might as well just get gravelkings which are nearly the same tire at 1/2 to 1/3 the cost. Also, if you are concerned about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,410
Posted By kingston

I'm well known in the randonneuring world as one...

I'm well known in the randonneuring world as one of the best-dressed randonneurs. Admittedly the bar is pretty low.
Forum: Foo
08-21-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By kingston

It's on the website today. I ordered one.

It's on the website today. I ordered one.
08-21-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By kingston

seems like this thread should be in the bike fit...

seems like this thread should be in the bike fit or long-distance sub-forum.
08-21-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By kingston

Under the downtube is probably the most common...

Under the downtube is probably the most common place for a third bottle. It's my last bottle because it's the only one I can't access while I'm moving. When I use it I have to stop and pour it into...
08-19-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By kingston

https://www.bikeforums.net/21516254-post19.html

https://www.bikeforums.net/21516254-post19.html
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By kingston

GP5000's were by far the most common narrow tire...

GP5000's were by far the most common narrow tire on the IP, and everyone loves them. Most of the wide-tire crowd were running RH, but one guy with 650b's said he has given up using them on gravel due...
08-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By kingston

I've never gotten a professional fit and just use...

I've never gotten a professional fit and just use guess-and-check. Make a change, ride a hundred miles to see what hurts, repeat until everything hurts about the same. Then when you think you're...
08-18-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By kingston

Depends on the event obviously, but I'd guess I...

Depends on the event obviously, but I'd guess I was in the aerobars around half the time on the IP. More on flat sections and less when it was hilly. When I do long solo rides in Illinois where there...
08-18-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By kingston

I started using aerobars at the end of last...

I started using aerobars at the end of last season, and it took a bit of experimentation to find something that worked.
Just finished the Iron Porcupine 1200k on Sunday and really liked having them....
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