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03-25-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By MAK

Actually, we have two spots (that I know of) in...

Actually, we have two spots (that I know of) in Newark and Wilmington Delaware where you can take your bike to, use their professional bike stands and use their tools. No charge, but they ask for a...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By MAK

Suggestion...Why not do the route on a weekend or...

Suggestion...Why not do the route on a weekend or day off. Adjust for expected traffic on your actual commute days and you'll know true time and distance.
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By MAK

I have Tubus Duo low rider front racks on my LHT....

I have Tubus Duo low rider front racks on my LHT. They look good, they're sturdy and I have no complaints. Quite frankly, I called to purchase the Tara and Wayne at The Touring Store recommended...
03-01-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By MAK

If you're looking at REI, check out the Co-Op...

If you're looking at REI, check out the Co-Op line. Good quality, reasonably priced and spec'ed like the bikes you're looking at. I'm not familiar with the two bikes mentioned but most importantly,...
02-29-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By MAK

Burst Achilles Non-Surgical Recovery Question

I posted this in the Road Thread and while I got some responses, none were directly on point. Perhaps I should have posted here.

I just suffered a burst Achilles and for various reasons (age,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By MAK

I just looked it up and no, I haven't ever taken...

I just looked it up and no, I haven't ever taken that particular drug.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By MAK

Thank you to those who replied. Yes, any...

Thank you to those who replied. Yes, any decision will be in consultation with the orthopedist. I don't know what Cipro is but I'll Google it.

Take care.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By MAK

Burst Achilles Non-Surgical Recovery Question

I just suffered a burst Achilles and for various reasons (age, living alone, multitude of steps in multi-floor home...) I'm likely going to forgo surgery. (Yes,I know the ramifications.)

If...
02-21-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By MAK

I use two credit cards overlapped so I get a...

I use two credit cards overlapped so I get a single and double thickness giving me the proper toe-in angle.
02-11-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,795
Posted By MAK

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned...

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Sprint/H.I.I.T (high intensity interval training) classes. My local "Y" has Les Mills Sprint classes and they are intense. Thirty minutes go by amazingly...
02-08-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
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: 2,037
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.
02-08-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By MAK

The Giyo GS-02 came today. Seems very sturdy and...

The Giyo GS-02 came today. Seems very sturdy and well built. It's the same as the Rock Shox model with an additional feature. The Rock Shox model screws on but reviews claim than some air seeps...
Forum: Touring
02-06-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,344
Posted By MAK

Thank you to all who responded. Looks like the...

Thank you to all who responded. Looks like the LHT with 700x38 and fenders will be my ride.
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,344
Posted By MAK

Planning a Self Contained C&O/GAP trip in Spring

I know I can ride my Long Hall Trucker 700x38 tires with panniers, but I'm thinking of going minimal and bikepacking. I know that my mountain bike with 27.5+x2.8 tires would be great on the canal,...
02-01-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By MAK

Thank you. I'll search Amazon for the Giyo this...

Thank you. I'll search Amazon for the Giyo this afternoon.
02-01-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By MAK

Thank you. I've learned something. The...

Thank you. I've learned something.

The first two pumps listed on the Giyo site, appear to be identical to the Fox and Rock Shox I've looked at aside from gauge color.
01-31-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By MAK

Shock Pumps

I'm in the market for a shock pump for occasional home/personal use. I don't need a digital readout and want something reasonably priced. I've seen Fox and Rock Shox pumps that are both about...
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,012
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/
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By MAK

I recommend the Timbuk2 Tandem Panniers....

I recommend the Timbuk2 Tandem Panniers. Waterproof, built really well and very easy to carry of the bike. I have Ortlieb and Racktime panniers for touring but the Timbuk2's are my go to for...
01-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,345
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
01-05-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By MAK

Thank you for your responses. It appears that...

Thank you for your responses. It appears that ease of adjustment is the biggie. The English lesson wasn't needed since taboo can be a noun, verb or adjective and sometimes words are used to get a...
01-03-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By MAK

I'm prepared to be blasted

Two simple questions:
If you can get the chain tension right, why must single speeds have horizontal drop outs? Why are vertical drop outs taboo?

Fire away.
01-03-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
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: 1,418
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: 568
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
12-25-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,667
Posted By MAK

I absolutely agree with jpescatore. The moving...

I absolutely agree with jpescatore. The moving Hi-Viz socks are great particularly during the day.
...
12-15-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By MAK

I was going to suggest the half link. I've never...

I was going to suggest the half link. I've never had to use them, but they seem to be a good way to fine tune the chain length. Good to see that they do work.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,810
Posted By MAK

I bought the Stan's Dart (the product you're...

I bought the Stan's Dart (the product you're referring to) back in November. I got mine at REI but they are on almost everyone's web site including Stan's. I haven't had to use it yet, but the...
12-15-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By MAK

I don't really think that the problem is...

I don't really think that the problem is resistance. After all, you're likely varying resistance on rides as you hit shallow and steep hills.

The problem could be saddle height. On your bike it...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,978
Posted By MAK

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I use these Shimano 647 pedals on a few bikes. Double sided SPD and I...
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,853
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: 1,853
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...
11-20-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By MAK

I use safety glasses purchased from an industrial...

I use safety glasses purchased from an industrial safety supply store. I bought three pair...clear, smoke (indoor/outdoor) and dark. They are fairly large and wrap around and they look like most...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-16-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By MAK

When does a wide tire qualify as fat?

Is a 27.5+ x 2.8" knobby just a wide MTB tire or a slim fat bike tire? As a roadie they look pretty obese to me. 😁
11-16-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By MAK

You might want to look at the Showers Pass...

You might want to look at the Showers Pass gloves. They look like regular knit gives, have silicone grippers on the palms, come in four colors and they are totally waterproof. I'm happy with them....
11-10-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By MAK

Thanks for the responses. Based on questions...

Thanks for the responses. Based on questions from above, the tires are 27.5+/2.8". I rode 13 miles today (first actual ride other than dealer test rides) at 26 psi front and back and will...
11-07-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By MAK

Tire PSI

I just went tubeless with my hardtail. I'm 220 lbs. and the tires are Schwalbe Rocket Ron's. I read somewhere that correct psi should be my weight/7 +1 for the rear and my weight/7-1 for the front....
11-05-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,912
Posted By MAK

One suggestion that I didn't see above(or I...

One suggestion that I didn't see above(or I missed it). Before I ride I liberally roll on some Ice Hot. I use the roll on to keep my hands clean and odor free. This 'embrocation' helps to warm up...
10-28-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By MAK

I hear what you're saying. FWIW...The tires are...

I hear what you're saying. FWIW...The tires are 27.5+ x 2.8. I'm at work so I had little time to research. Sheldon Brown's Gear Calculator doesn't list my size tire and the few I Googled weren't...
10-28-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By MAK

Although it doesn't say on the derailleur itself,...

Although it doesn't say on the derailleur itself, I believe that it is the M7000. From the spec sheet you sent, it appears that the 46T cassette will fit the 1x11. Thank you.
10-28-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By MAK

I believe that it's the M7000 but I couldn't find...

I believe that it's the M7000 but I couldn't find anything on the derailleur itself indicating the exact model number.
10-26-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By MAK

Rear Derailleur Questions

I currently have a 30t SLX crank and 11-42 SLX cassette with an SLX rear derailleur on my mountain bike. I'm thinking about changing the cassette to a SLX 11-46 for more climbing range. I expect...
10-20-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By MAK

Suggestion

Hello all,

I access Bike Forums regularly and I thank you for all of the work you do.

I believe that it's time to create a new forum; BIKEPACKING. Whether it's a stand alone forum (preferred)...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By MAK

One question regarding two rides...RAGBRAI...

One question regarding two rides...RAGBRAI doesn't have 'official' rest stops and one would think that the new ride will likely be organized the same way. RAGBRAI always featured private vendors...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By MAK

I have a 2005 520 (soon to be sold) and ran 37mm...

I have a 2005 520 (soon to be sold) and ran 37mm tires with fenders. I believe that Trek left the frame the same for many years until very recent models. They were fine in the rain but when doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By MAK

Try a Belgian style cycling cap. I have a winter...

Try a Belgian style cycling cap. I have a winter cap that covers the ears and keeps me warm and quiet.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-18-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By MAK

I'm a bit confused. "Thank you. I wish I had...

I'm a bit confused. "Thank you. I wish I had seen this one in time." ??? The expo is November 2nd and 3rd.
10-17-19, 08:07 PM
10-17-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By MAK

I have a +/-2005 Gary Fisher Nirvana(700x35...

I have a +/-2005 Gary Fisher Nirvana(700x35 tires) that came with a suspension fork. I ride mostly paved surfaces with an occasional hard pack path. I wasn't enjoying the bike but when I replaced...
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