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01-17-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By adamrice

Not giving a specific recommendation, but a...

Not giving a specific recommendation, but a couple of places to do research:

Bike Light Database (https://www.bikelightdatabase.com) -- Not completely exhaustive, but a good start.
Road.cc...
01-15-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By adamrice

Shimano bleed-kit recommendations

I've got a bike with 2018 Shimano 105 parts. I suspect there might be a little air in the rear brake's lines, and I feel like I should be able to deal with my brakes just on general principle.

I...
01-14-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 483
Posted By adamrice

Miche seems to offer a lot of variations on their...

Miche seems to offer a lot of variations on their cassettes. You should be able to get what you want from them.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,699
Posted By adamrice

Just to update this thread, Apidura is making a...

Just to update this thread, Apidura is making a "race" bag with sleeves specifically for fitting over aerobars.
01-13-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,767
Posted By adamrice

The Bicycle Culture Center in Tokyo has an...

The Bicycle Culture Center in Tokyo has an interesting collection (or did, last time I was there).
Cycle Smithy (https://www.cyclesmithy.com) in Chicago is a working shop (that's been around since...
Forum: Recumbent
01-12-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By adamrice

It might have been possible to slide it between...

It might have been possible to slide it between the frontside and backside, but it frankly never crossed my mind to try—that would have been a pain to wrassle with every time I needed to refill it...
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By adamrice

I no longer have my Catrike, but when I did, I...

I no longer have my Catrike, but when I did, I used a 3-liter Camelback unbottle, slung behind the seat with a couple of webbing straps. I kept the hose clipped to my jersey when I was on it. This...
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By adamrice

Look for a GaN (gallium nitride) charger. There's...

Look for a GaN (gallium nitride) charger. There's a kickstarter going for one right now that will deliver a total of 100 W through 4 ports, but there are a number of smaller chargers you can buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,801
Posted By adamrice

one datapoint

I've got 23s on my old racing bike, and 32s (with tubes) on my new commuter/winter bike. The chainstays on my racing bike are so short that I doubt I could fit 25s on it.

I recently rode a 100k...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By adamrice

It doesn't get that cold down here—I rarely set...

It doesn't get that cold down here—I rarely set out on my commute with the temperature below freezing—but for me, the motivation is that I just hate car commuting. It makes me crazy. On those days...
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By adamrice

There are some dyno-usb converters that are...

There are some dyno-usb converters that are housed in the steerer tube, which include buffer batteries. It's a little tricky because you need to have a special plug, rather than a standard star-nut....
Forum: Texas
12-10-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,274
Posted By adamrice

Below a certain size, a town just isn't going to...

Below a certain size, a town just isn't going to have a grocery store or a hardware store at all.

Because I live in central Texas, my knowledge of what's out there is biased toward that. Kerrville...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,464
Posted By adamrice

Apart from the weight, the advantages are easy...

Apart from the weight, the advantages are easy on/off without a lot of hardware (you do need their special QR skewer or through-axle), and it seems to be adapted to road-bike geometry.
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By adamrice

Caveat: I don't have any direct experience with...

Caveat: I don't have any direct experience with this setup. But I think the smart setup might be to get a power bank that comes without batteries. Something like this...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,464
Posted By adamrice

Tailfin (http://tailfin.cc/). It's an expensive...

Tailfin (http://tailfin.cc/). It's an expensive product, but it's gotten very favorable reviews from audax and other ultra riders. They have a few variations (a rack-top bag, panniers, etc) It's...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By adamrice

Thanks, all. Osprey Metron on order. I looked at...

Thanks, all. Osprey Metron on order. I looked at a lot of options, but getting real-world feedback here is really useful.
12-06-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,093
Posted By adamrice

I log my rides with Cyclemeter. As Seattle...

I log my rides with Cyclemeter. As Seattle Forrest suggests, I keep it in my pocket--I'm not using it to monitor my progress so much as to record it; it can also give spoken updates at regular...
12-05-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By adamrice

Do you want a "see" or "be seen" light? Because...

Do you want a "see" or "be seen" light? Because there are minuscule "be seen" lights if that's good enough for you.

I've got a Light & Motion Vya taillight; they make a matching headlight that's...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By adamrice

I don't need or want an enormous volume--my ideal...

I don't need or want an enormous volume--my ideal bag would hold about 12 L, and expand to about double that. Even a 24-L bag is on the small side.
12-04-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,794
Posted By adamrice

Interesting. Obviously one's setup would need to...

Interesting. Obviously one's setup would need to provide a surface for laying out a solar panel, which isn't always the case, but I hadn't run all the numbers, and assumed that solar couldn't compete...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By adamrice

Backpack recommendations

I use a backpack to carry my commuting load, and my backpack is wearing out, so I'm looking for a replacement. Not going to switch to panniers.

For 8 of my 10 one-way trips, I can get away with a...
12-03-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,794
Posted By adamrice

I wasn't specifying any particular dyno hub, and...

I wasn't specifying any particular dyno hub, and it's been long enough since that tour that I don't recall the solar panel I was using. It wasn't this...
12-03-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,794
Posted By adamrice

1. There are a number of dyno to USB converters...

1. There are a number of dyno to USB converters that all have different output curves (https://www.cyclingabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Dynamo-USB-Chargers-Cycling.jpg). There are also...
11-26-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,157
Posted By adamrice

I was thinking some more about this question, and...

I was thinking some more about this question, and it occurred to me that the correct number of modes should be 1.

With all the smarts we've got in our phones and bike computers these days, it...
11-15-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,157
Posted By adamrice

I recently got a Lezyne 1100-lumen light, which...

I recently got a Lezyne 1100-lumen light, which has something stupid like 7 steady and 2 flashing modes. And only one button to do everything (which I think annoys me more than the number of modes)....
11-11-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,965
Posted By adamrice

Shrink wrap. I'll have to remember that. Nice.

Shrink wrap. I'll have to remember that. Nice.
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,273
Posted By adamrice

When I decided to ride the Southern Tier, I did...

When I decided to ride the Southern Tier, I did make it a point to get miles in my legs every week. Not huge numbers, averaging about 140 miles/week until I had an overnight shakedown tour that was...
08-24-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By adamrice

Creaky bottom bracket

I recently got this bike (https://feltbicycles.com/products/vr30-endurance-road-bike-my18) (bought new despite being a 2018 model). It has an FSA crankset and 386 EVO bottom bracket. It creaks. I've...
08-12-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,567
Posted By adamrice

I've got a 20-year old custom steel racing bike....

I've got a 20-year old custom steel racing bike. It's a beaut, but there's no denying that there's been a lot of innovation in cycling in the meantime.

I also just got a year-old NOS bike to use...
08-06-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By adamrice

I use Rubitrack (https://www.rubitrack.com) to...

I use Rubitrack (https://www.rubitrack.com) to store and review all my tracks. It claims to support a bunch of devices, but I can't confirm that it'll work with yours (I log my rides on my iPhone and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,212
Posted By adamrice

Just because he lives under a bridge doesn't make...

Just because he lives under a bridge doesn't make it his.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By adamrice

Thanks for the tip!

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By adamrice

Rack recommendation for a small bike

My wife recently got a Cannondale Quick 5, size small. The bike has disc brakes, and the seatstays have a dogleg that elevates the lower rack mounts above the rear disc. Because the bike is small,...
06-24-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,588
Posted By adamrice

Oh ladeedah, aren't you fancy. Batteries for your...

Oh ladeedah, aren't you fancy. Batteries for your lights. I thought this was the C&V board, where our lights run on kerosene.
03-30-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 14,391
Posted By adamrice

This thread is the cycling world's answer to the...

This thread is the cycling world's answer to the Mall Ninja (https://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/).
Forum: Commuting
02-18-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,903
Posted By adamrice

Plastic snap-lock containers do not leak. They...

Plastic snap-lock containers do not leak. They don't need to be the "snaplock" brand per se--what you want is a container with a lid that has a gasket and tabs that snap around the base. Someone...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,035
Posted By adamrice

MKS makes the "Ezy Superior" platform pedal,...

MKS makes the "Ezy Superior" platform pedal, designed for street shoes, with a giant kick-up claw, designed for use with toeclips. They also make amazing (and spendy) toe clips made of stainless rod,...
10-27-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By adamrice

I haven't procured the test subject yet. I will...

I haven't procured the test subject yet. I will probably do something very much like what OneIsAllYouNeed showed. AFAICT, FSA doesn't sell those exact brake levers anymore, but I'm pretty sure I saw...
09-27-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By adamrice

That's a tidy setup--thanks for the photos....

That's a tidy setup--thanks for the photos. Vision doesn't seem to be listing that lever on their website currently, although there may be used parts floating around.
09-26-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By adamrice

Apparently Shimano Metrea would be an option...

Apparently Shimano Metrea would be an option (with hydraulic disc brakes), but also pretty spendy
09-25-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By adamrice

Bullhorn-bar lever setup recommendations

I'm interested in setting up a street bike with bullhorn bars. I'd like to have proper TT-style brake levers and bar-end shifters on this, but as far as I can tell, TT levers have "plug" attachments...
Forum: Touring
08-25-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By adamrice

Indeed, I rely on my phone to track my rides...

Indeed, I rely on my phone to track my rides right now. It's a viable setup. But not ideal.

I would be reluctant to have my phone mounted on my handlebars (I carry mine in a pocket). Assuming you...
08-25-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By adamrice

As far as I can tell, no Fitbit will work as an...

As far as I can tell, no Fitbit will work as an HRM for other devices (I've got a Surge and have looked into this too). The company wants to keep you ensconced in their walled garden.
Forum: Touring
08-25-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By adamrice

I have to say, I've used Google Maps to plot an...

I have to say, I've used Google Maps to plot an in-town route, and it was shockingly good, seeming to show real insider knowledge, like "cut through this parking lot, then cut through this other...
Forum: Touring
08-25-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By adamrice

There are a lot of apps that'll do this. I use an...

There are a lot of apps that'll do this. I use an iPhone and Cyclemeter; on tour, I've been able to get through a long day's ride logging my route without running the battery down all the way. What...
01-26-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,115
Posted By adamrice

Yup. Sounds weird to me too.

Yup. Sounds weird to me too.
01-25-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,115
Posted By adamrice

Of course, there are other points where power can...

Of course, there are other points where power can be measured. I saw one guy who has a crank-based power meter that he swaps between bikes because he says that's easier than swapping pedals between...
01-12-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,115
Posted By adamrice

Yes. There was a product in development a...

Yes.

There was a product in development a while from a company called Brew Brothers that interposed a strain gauge between a Speedplay cleat and shoe. They eventually shut down. And there's a...
01-05-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By adamrice

Schmidt dynohubs are offered in a 12-mm...

Schmidt dynohubs are offered in a 12-mm through-axle version. Peter White Cycles stocks them, and Mr Peter White will build you up a wheel with one.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By adamrice

Pedal recommendations

I've been riding on Bebop pedals for, well, a long time, and the ones I've got seem to be wearing out (the release angle has gotten shallower and shallower). But the company was acquired and...
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