Bike Forums - Search Results

Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: SuperDave
Showing results 1 to 50 of 202
Search took 0.08 seconds.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-26-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By SuperDave

Experiences with SE PA bike trails?

I'm in Philly, returning to riding and curious as to how far I can "safely" venture on trails from the city. I've researched the designated trails and have walked many within a 10 mile or so radius....
05-26-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,080
Posted By SuperDave

I ride in the fifth-largest city in the country,...

I ride in the fifth-largest city in the country, under conditions where I can often keep up with traffic and am rarely that far behind. I consider myself "traffic," therefore, and obey all the same...
05-26-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,344,514
Posted By SuperDave

Dammit. That removes all doubt as to who screwed...

Dammit. That removes all doubt as to who screwed this up. :p

Canyon assembles and roadtests all their bikes before shipping; the stem came in place and the lettering reads properly as installed....
05-26-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By SuperDave

You a tough sonofagun. You get to point your pot...

You a tough sonofagun. You get to point your pot handles anywhere you want them to be. :)

And yeah, I'd have to get back on that horse too.
05-26-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By SuperDave

Your question is as much about fit adjustment as...

Your question is as much about fit adjustment as it is size. Being new, there are subtleties to fitting a bike that you may be as-yet unaware of. Forgive me if I write something you're already...
05-26-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,344,514
Posted By SuperDave

/Takes a closer look at bike.... Not during...

/Takes a closer look at bike....

Not during initial assembly nor the first ten-mile ride (or since) did I even pay that attention. Hell, I had to pull up pics of my old bike to even confirm how...
05-26-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,344,514
Posted By SuperDave

Nope; very first ride, before I'd even started...

Nope; very first ride, before I'd even started adjusting things to my liking. They've been rotated forward since. It's my first bike with wing grips and I was still figuring out how I wanted to use...
05-26-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,185
Posted By SuperDave

I haven't owned a car since 1993, nor a license...

I haven't owned a car since 1993, nor a license since 1998. Guess you could say I'm committed. :)
05-26-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,454
Posted By SuperDave

I just finished a five-year layoff (due to...

I just finished a five-year layoff (due to location and logistical concerns, not health) and since I'm car-free and still working hard for a living - I'm 61 - I figured it would be pretty easy to get...
05-26-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By SuperDave

The governing factor in choosing the bike I just...

The governing factor in choosing the bike I just bought was that it's equipped with a complete Shimano 105 groupset, no substitutions. That should hint as to how I voted. :)
Forum: Introductions
05-26-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By SuperDave

Reintroduction

How long does one remain gone before becoming a newbie again? :)

Five years in a new city, five years since I last rode, and it's time to get back to it. Current steed:
...
05-26-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,344,514
Posted By SuperDave

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1957x1118/roadlite_57394cf5956d7e4d73963e92cd83a1947b61bab0.jpg

Back in the saddle, and back at Bikeforums, after a bit of a hiatus. :)
09-26-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By SuperDave

All good advice, to which I have a couple small...

All good advice, to which I have a couple small things to add. Another stop in your search should be Prowheelbuilder (.com), who built my new wheels in very satisfactory condition, for an even...
09-26-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,580
Posted By SuperDave

Depends on total weight, to an extent. I had no...

Depends on total weight, to an extent. I had no problems for years, running my 28's at 65 rear/60 front, and 10psi less wouldn't have hurt. But that's at an all-up weight of about 170lb, me and the...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By SuperDave

Truth. My Cygolight is simply in another...

Truth. My Cygolight is simply in another dimension from anything I've ever seen or used before. Remember the first time you ever saw HID headlights? Like that.
09-18-12, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,611
Posted By SuperDave

For $1300 I'm expecting something a bit nicer...

For $1300 I'm expecting something a bit nicer than Sora.
09-17-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,058
Posted By SuperDave

My first impression is that the rider made a very...

My first impression is that the rider made a very poor choice in the situation, apparently attempting to leg it out inside a truck making a wide turn. Too many chances for some random error, and one...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
Posted By SuperDave

This happens to me frequently, as well. It's one...

This happens to me frequently, as well. It's one of the reasons I wear a visored MTB helmet (Giro Xen for me); it keeps a clean field of view for all but the lowest couple degrees of sun travel. As...
09-13-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,388
Posted By SuperDave

As near as I can tell - you obviously can't place...

As near as I can tell - you obviously can't place perfect belief in *anyone's* claim - the Chromoplastics are twice the weight of my Raceblades. The packaging of mine claimed their weight as heavier...
09-13-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,716
Posted By SuperDave

I'll ask only this: What is it about your Giant -...

I'll ask only this: What is it about your Giant - obviously spec'd as an all-purpose ride - that disqualifies it for the rides you mention? Do you need fenders and a front basket for these proposed...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,645
Posted By SuperDave

Quite frankly, I think the engine had a large...

Quite frankly, I think the engine had a large role in this result.
09-13-12, 09:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,531
Posted By SuperDave

Building road bikes which are lighter than the...

Building road bikes which are lighter than the rules allow has been possible for quite a while now, and like many similar areas of engineering, racing drives the breed. Integrating the extra weight...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By SuperDave

I believe you may be my new hero.

I believe you may be my new hero.
09-13-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,496
Posted By SuperDave

I read this earlier today, and decided that as a...

I read this earlier today, and decided that as a guy almost a decade younger than you, and one who had almost never *not* ridden throughout my life, I was unqualified to offer an opinion. Even if I...
09-13-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,388
Posted By SuperDave

If I'm to believe the info on the container, my...

If I'm to believe the info on the container, my SKS Raceblades weigh 300g for the pair. That feels close, in-hand.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By SuperDave

Owowowow. For a new fork, I've heard...

Owowowow.

For a new fork, I've heard satisfactory reports for Nashbar's house-brand products; almost went for their carbon disc fork myself but couldn't get past the dual canti mounts. Chain...
09-11-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,993
Posted By SuperDave

I'm not a BD hater, but I cannot recommend them...

I'm not a BD hater, but I cannot recommend them for a new rider. As has been mentioned, you need to already know what you like - what fits you well - and how the geometry numbers you see listed...
09-11-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By SuperDave

There are a few. For me, the solution was SKS...

There are a few. For me, the solution was SKS Raceblades.
09-09-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By SuperDave

Caveat: personal opinion follows, and I'm not a...

Caveat: personal opinion follows, and I'm not a roadie.

Apex is better compared to 105 than Tiagra, which isn't on Apex's level. The Double Taps' theoretical advantage is that you only move one...
09-09-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By SuperDave

http://i.imgur.com/gKqWT.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/gKqWT.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OiWRl.png

Not bad at $1000, if it's brand-new. I like either color.
09-09-12, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,731
Posted By SuperDave

/smacks self in head I knew I forgot...

/smacks self in head

I knew I forgot something. :mad:



Unfortunately, I don't have access to a scale of any sort. At 53, I weigh the same as I did when I was 14 (it's just....redistributed a...
09-09-12, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,731
Posted By SuperDave

To address the seatpost issue: The seat tube was,...

To address the seatpost issue: The seat tube was, quite literally, raised well above the melting point of aluminum to extract what was left of the post. All mechanical means failed. They were...
09-08-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,731
Posted By SuperDave

Even better, they weren't actually a *huge*...

Even better, they weren't actually a *huge* premium over the X.9 shifter set, which doesn't have gear indicators (a high priority for me).
09-08-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,731
Posted By SuperDave

To expand a little: they don't have the...

To expand a little: they don't have the "expensive" feel of the Shimanos they replaced, and they're slightly noisier. As is the rear der. I suspect much of this will go away as they wear in....
09-08-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,344,514
Posted By SuperDave

I gave it its' own thread in this forum, but: ...

I gave it its' own thread in this forum, but:

http://i.imgur.com/jPiaO.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zm0K3.jpg
09-08-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,731
Posted By SuperDave

One man's concept of the "perfect" hybrid

I've owned only two bikes during my last twenty car-free years, a KHS Cross Sport and, after it got stolen, a Jamis Coda Comp. I bought the Jamis new in 2004, and have put well over 15,000 miles on...
09-08-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,520
Posted By SuperDave

Wow. I've been riding a 58cm bar on my Jamis for...

Wow. I've been riding a 58cm bar on my Jamis for years. I'd feel like I was welcoming the world into my arms on a 75cm bar. :)
08-31-12, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,964
Posted By SuperDave

Never seen one in person, but as far as I'm...

Never seen one in person, but as far as I'm concerned they're the sexiest hybrid ever given "mass" production. I *almost* chose to buy one when it came time to rebuild my Coda; instead the Jamis is...
07-30-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,637
Posted By SuperDave

When I decided to live car-free in 1993, I bought...

When I decided to live car-free in 1993, I bought a KHS CrossSport. Rode the dickens out of that steel-framed machine for a decade, and loved every minute of it. Then it got stolen, and I replaced it...
07-17-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By SuperDave

You passed the house I grew up in on your descent...

You passed the house I grew up in on your descent into Altamont. I used to do that on an almost-daily basis, in the other direction, on my 10-speed as a kid. :)

The Thatcher Park area is an...
07-10-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By SuperDave

Good golly. 48/14 would be straight-up "HTFU...

Good golly. 48/14 would be straight-up "HTFU territory" for me to climb the Manhattan bridge. That's about the tallest gear I pull on the flat. :)
07-10-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By SuperDave

Working a slow cadence against gearing resistance...

Working a slow cadence against gearing resistance is a different sort of workout than working a higher cadence against speed/wind resistance, kind of like sprints vs. longer runs. I'm an unabashed...
07-10-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,557
Posted By SuperDave

The Coda Elite was downgraded in 2008 from 631 to...

The Coda Elite was downgraded in 2008 from 631 to the same 520 as all other Coda models have always been - I do not expect that situation to change soon.

Like most "manufacturers," Jamis...
07-09-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,181
Posted By SuperDave

To the top for another Jamis lover. :) ...

To the top for another Jamis lover. :)

Here's my uniquely-finished 2004 model of your new ride, now over 15k miles and still going strong:
...
07-09-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,557
Posted By SuperDave

Heck the 2012 Coda Elite isn't even out yet,...

Heck the 2012 Coda Elite isn't even out yet, according to Jamis' website. :)

I wouldn't worry about drastic changes. Coda geometry has changed very darn little through the life of the model. Heck,...
07-05-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By SuperDave

One quick note, Phil: Doing the shipping labels...

One quick note, Phil: Doing the shipping labels through Paypal not only nets the same discount and free DC, but also automagically uploads the data to Ebay and covers you for the shipping turnaround...
07-04-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By SuperDave

I've been selling on Ebay since 1999. ...

I've been selling on Ebay since 1999.

Everything you've read so far is excellent advice. A couple of small additions:

1) Figure out first what it's going to take to pack and ship every item...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By SuperDave

19.4mm, according to DT Swiss. It's a...

19.4mm, according to DT Swiss.

It's a comfort issue rather than a clearance one. I tried a pair of Panaracer T-Serv's a few years ago which sized small. They forced me to run higher pressures than...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By SuperDave

Marathon Supreme users: real-world sizing?

I tried the Search for this without result; forgive me if my skills were insufficient.

Research elsewhere indicated from a couple sources that MS's run a tad small, and I'd like to know if anyone...
06-26-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By SuperDave

Adapt to the riding technique required by your...

Adapt to the riding technique required by your hybrid's platforms. You really don't want to compete with your wife. You want to ride with her. Do that. Then, later, reap the rewards of the differing...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 202
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.