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09-10-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,212
Posted By Junkbeast

Holy crap I even have the same light now! How...

Holy crap I even have the same light now! How uncanny. I don't have fancy new computer like that but am not opposed to getting one in the future Thanks a lot! This really will help me get closer...
09-10-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,212
Posted By Junkbeast

Are you able to provide some pics or links to the...

Are you able to provide some pics or links to the mounts you use, please?
09-04-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,212
Posted By Junkbeast

As far as more real estate, I dunno. There's...

As far as more real estate, I dunno. There's that lower bar but it's shaped funny and seems too large to wrap things around. It's really hard having never touched one in person to get a scale of...
09-03-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,212
Posted By Junkbeast

I figured that if I were to have a hover bar then...

I figured that if I were to have a hover bar then I'd have to rig some kind of way to build up around the flat section of it. I thought of maybe taking a thick, cylindrical piece of rubber and...
09-02-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,212
Posted By Junkbeast

How are people attaching lights or computers to...

How are people attaching lights or computers to the hover bar? I see they have the undermount thing for a Garmin, but what if I want to use my tiny old computer with a round shaped mount?
08-17-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,824
Posted By Junkbeast

Hahaha I love it.

Hahaha I love it.
08-13-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,633
Posted By Junkbeast

Hope you don't want that green Grail AL. They...

Hope you don't want that green Grail AL. They really strung me along and they're gone now. There are a few silver ones left.
08-06-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By Junkbeast

I could try. I did email before the end of the...

I could try. I did email before the end of the sale (and free shipping for ALL bikes) and asked if I placed the order for the Grail before 07/31 (when free shipping promotion ended) if it would still...
08-06-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By Junkbeast

So I was really torn but decided to wait for the...

So I was really torn but decided to wait for the Grail I wanted to get back in stock. First it was July 28, then August 5, then August 12. I checked on the 5th and it said out of stock which is...
07-31-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,465
Posted By Junkbeast

Just got back from my last ride of the July for a...

Just got back from my last ride of the July for a total of 22 days ridden, 614.16 miles at 14.9 mph average, in 40h:57m, and an average temperature of 78F.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By Junkbeast

Raleigh Redux?

Raleigh Redux?
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,374
Posted By Junkbeast

I started skating at age 6 to throughout my...

I started skating at age 6 to throughout my teenage years. IMO longboards are for people who want to want to identify as "skaters" but don't want to do hard stuff like tricks! I will admit that...
07-23-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,002
Posted By Junkbeast

If there's any--and I mean any--moisture on my...

If there's any--and I mean any--moisture on my fingertip or the sensor, my iPhone fingerprint sensor fails every time. F that, fingerprint sucks.
07-19-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,468
Posted By Junkbeast

Back in 2006 I bought this Blackburn Quadrant &...

Back in 2006 I bought this Blackburn Quadrant & Blackburn Mars 3.0 combo (https://www.bikeshake.com/blackburn-quadrant-and-blackburn-mars-30-combo-bike-light-review/) for like $35 and I JUST replaced...
07-14-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By Junkbeast

Just went to the site and some bikes are on sale...

Just went to the site and some bikes are on sale and there's free shipping until the end of the month. The Endurace AL 7.0 and CF 7.0 are each $200 off, $1.6K and $2.0K respectively; the Grail AL 7.0...
07-12-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By Junkbeast

I got myself psyched up and tried to order an...

I got myself psyched up and tried to order an aluminum Grail last week but they were out of stock in my size. Supposed to get an email if/when they get more near the end of the month. Will I still...
07-11-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,174
Posted By Junkbeast

I've always stood but this year I've been...

I've always stood but this year I've been sitting. Sitting seems way harder for me. Maybe I'm not gearing low enough.
07-09-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,998
Posted By Junkbeast

lol chariot of choice. And yes I'm fully...

lol chariot of choice.

And yes I'm fully aware of the demise of Australian cars manufacturing; what a waste. "The last of the V8 Interceptors!"

I'd take the Polish Bogan bike and put a...
07-09-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,998
Posted By Junkbeast

Are Commodores still considered bogan cars down...

Are Commodores still considered bogan cars down under? Are people still putting Pontiac and Chevy badges on them? I'm in the US and I sold my 6 liter G8 to a friend and he covered it with Holden...
07-04-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,126
Posted By Junkbeast

I use full strength Simple Green in a chain...

I use full strength Simple Green in a chain cleaner thing and then lube with Pro Link (I've had a bottle of this for years now). Clean and lube every 4-6 weeks I guess, 500-800 miles give or take.
07-02-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By Junkbeast

Thanks. Yeah, I've been kind of leaning toward...

Thanks. Yeah, I've been kind of leaning toward the Grail more and more. Even if I don't start riding a lot more gravel right away I want the option available and I want wide enough tires on. With...
06-29-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By Junkbeast

Canyon Endurace 7.0 vs Grail 7.0

After researching more expensive bikes, I'm leaning more towards lower priced models for now and getting a dream bike a little later (like a Flaanimal). Right now my short list is kind of between the...
06-07-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,725
Posted By Junkbeast

Many of the things people mentioned here are...

Many of the things people mentioned here are still going to be too much. I'm tempted to order a Flaanimal build like LeFreakyBone got but they are out of 61cm in the color I want. I'm not going to...
06-06-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,725
Posted By Junkbeast

Looks nice. What is that front chainring? I...

Looks nice. What is that front chainring? I almost thought the Giant logo was a Pivot logo.
06-06-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,725
Posted By Junkbeast

Thanks for the updates and opinions. I'm going...

Thanks for the updates and opinions. I'm going to check the stuff people have mentioned throughout the thread and more. I'm not in a huge hurry and I want to get the right bike for me so I'm gonna...
06-06-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,725
Posted By Junkbeast

Well I've never been to Cambodia but the roads...

Well I've never been to Cambodia but the roads here probably compare; as I said it's like a 3rd world country in a lot of places. I laugh at people who need to laugh at others for buying what they...
06-05-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,725
Posted By Junkbeast

I dunno. Is a Flaanimal really super high end? ...

I dunno. Is a Flaanimal really super high end? I've already established I'm highly unlikely to buy some $5K dream bike but will probably get away with something around $3K. I really like the...
06-05-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,998
Posted By Junkbeast

That Santa Cruz is sweet. My first real...

That Santa Cruz is sweet. My first real skateboard deck back around 85-86 was a Santa Cruz. I'd explore the Stigmata but like the U.P. it's going to cost too much to justify to wife. Ugh.


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06-03-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,725
Posted By Junkbeast

Lynskey GR270 and GR Pro with Shimano 105...

Lynskey GR270 and GR Pro with Shimano 105 mechnical sets are on sale for over 40% off. Wonder how long that will last...I don't know a thing about titanium or the brand. Would one of these with all...
05-30-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,725
Posted By Junkbeast

The dealers around here are mostly Trek and...

The dealers around here are mostly Trek and Specialized, then a couple places have Fuji, Jamis, Kona, Raleigh. If I drive an hour or so some other brands become available. The few I've been...
05-30-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,725
Posted By Junkbeast

That sounds like a pretty solid bike, still light...

That sounds like a pretty solid bike, still light years ahead of my Trek. How's the Flaanimal working out? Is it really good and worth it?
05-30-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,725
Posted By Junkbeast

Not necessarily all of those options on one bike,...

Not necessarily all of those options on one bike, but was looking at those things in general. However there is a shop selling Open U.P.s with Di2 for $5.2K and one can get a basic custom paint job...
05-29-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,725
Posted By Junkbeast

Hahaha! So true. But, yeah it is what it...

Hahaha! So true.

But, yeah it is what it is. Gotta get into something around $3K.
05-29-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,725
Posted By Junkbeast

I wanted to buy a custom boutique bike...

But I'll probably have to buy something more mainstream. I prefer to get products that are of good quality but generally aren't well known. I might not be able to this time.

I've been wanting to...
05-28-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,024
Posted By Junkbeast

I'm really interested in these too. I've been...

I'm really interested in these too. I've been mostly interested in steel bikes so far but this UP is so intriguing...and I can't find anything negative said about it.

Are they so expensive...
08-13-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,947
Posted By Junkbeast

Race car drivers just go in their suits. NASCAR,...

Race car drivers just go in their suits. NASCAR, F1...all of them do it. Paris just installed these bad boys....
08-08-18, 10:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,980
Posted By Junkbeast

I straight up buy the yellow and orange, high...

I straight up buy the yellow and orange, high visibility, 100% polyester, moisture wicking Old Mill brand t-shirts from Menard's. $8 bucks! Next time you visit the States, if you're in the Midwest,...
08-08-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,028
Posted By Junkbeast

Children's car seats have an "expiration date"...

Children's car seats have an "expiration date" due to what they say is degradation of plastic or something and it becomes unable to protect fully. That's all regulated whether it's good science or...
07-30-18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,128
Posted By Junkbeast

07/02: 31.51 mi @ 14.7 mph 07/03: 41.68 mi @...

07/02: 31.51 mi @ 14.7 mph
07/03: 41.68 mi @ 14.3 mph
07/07: 25.05 mi @ 14.7 mph
07/08: 25.02 mi @ 14.2 mph
07/10: 28.25 mi @ 15.4 mph
07/16: 21.03 mi @ 15.1 mph
07/19: 31.51 mi @ 14.9 mph...
07-30-18, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 497
Posted By Junkbeast

Why not just spray some Lysol in there or...

Why not just spray some Lysol in there or something? If I come home with a super sweaty helmet, I have a fan that can rotate front to back and I lay it horizontal with the helmet on it to dry. ...
07-23-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,128
Posted By Junkbeast

254 miles so far and I don't think I'll beat my...

254 miles so far and I don't think I'll beat my June miles of 527. I feel so lazy this month. I dodged a few days due to wind, then went on vacation to Nashville for a few days, then had some work...
07-23-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 773
Posted By Junkbeast

I've had the same bike since 1996, tens of...

I've had the same bike since 1996, tens of thousands of miles on it. I've probably replaced less than 10 tubes in this time at around $7-$8 apiece. Many people never even keep a bike this long.
...
07-20-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,538
Posted By Junkbeast

Most of the paved roads in Michigan are like...

Most of the paved roads in Michigan are like going off road anyway. Even dirt roads have huge potholes.
07-20-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 8,439
Posted By Junkbeast

I ride a 2006 Trek 7.3 FX and this is similar to...

I ride a 2006 Trek 7.3 FX and this is similar to my experience. I don't just ride around my neighborhood wearing jeans and sandals. I ride it for exercise and try to push hard the whole time. I did...
07-03-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,128
Posted By Junkbeast

So hot and windier than I prefer. The wind...

So hot and windier than I prefer. The wind doesn't really help due to humidity and heat index. If I can do 600 miles I'll be happy.

07/02: 31.51 mi @ 14.7 mph
07/03: 41.68 mi @ 14.3 mph
07-03-18, 06:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,971
Posted By Junkbeast

I wanted to get 650 miles for the month of June...

I wanted to get 650 miles for the month of June so I needed 34 miles on Saturday. 25 is about my average ride and I do a couple 30-40 miles per week if I have time on a specifc day. On Saturday in...
06-25-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,614
Posted By Junkbeast

Goal: 500 miles; I'm at 453.51 so I have a few...

Goal: 500 miles; I'm at 453.51 so I have a few days left.

My average bread and butter ride is around 25 miles. On 06/12 I did 50 miles on a whim in just over 3.25 hrs with just a single 25 oz....
06-25-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By Junkbeast

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
06-12-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,614
Posted By Junkbeast

Redeemed myself a bit for not going out in wind...

Redeemed myself a bit for not going out in wind last week.
Looking for input: I always ride alone and don't know what's normal for others. Are these good times and speeds? I'm 6'-3" and currently...
06-04-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,614
Posted By Junkbeast

It's been so windy here that I procrastinated on...

It's been so windy here that I procrastinated on riding the last few days and completed other tasks around the house. 25 miles so far is it. Would like 500 or more this month.
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