Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: msquared22
Showing results 1 to 50 of 66
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Forum: Touring
09-22-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,666
Posted By msquared22

I have the Salsa Wanderlust rack on my Vaya. ...

I have the Salsa Wanderlust rack on my Vaya. Works great, no problems with heel clearance.
Forum: Touring
09-18-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,199
Posted By msquared22

Yes, an R value of 5.7 will be much warmer than...

Yes, an R value of 5.7 will be much warmer than 3.2. (I assume you're looking at an XTherm vs the XLite?) I sleep a lot warmer on my XTherm.

How long is your trip? What's the coldest you've...
Forum: Touring
09-11-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,735
Posted By msquared22

I would keep the medium, personally.

I would keep the medium, personally.
Forum: Touring
08-16-17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By msquared22

I've never seen a Vaya listed for that low. Is...

I've never seen a Vaya listed for that low. Is there enough room to move the stem up/down? It doesn't look like there's much space in the photo, but it's hard to tell.
Forum: Touring
08-16-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,572
Posted By msquared22

I'm running a 28-42 SRAM X5 mountain crankset up...

I'm running a 28-42 SRAM X5 mountain crankset up front on my Vaya and it's great for touring, but I'm guessing the OP would need to change their rear derailleur if they went down that route.
Forum: Touring
08-16-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,572
Posted By msquared22

I did it for a 10 day tour and I wouldn't do it...

I did it for a 10 day tour and I wouldn't do it again. My knees were killing me by the end. That said, I'm a woman, so you're probably a lot stronger than me.
Forum: Touring
08-11-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,159
Posted By msquared22

For what it's worth, I have always been on a size...

For what it's worth, I have always been on a size smaller Salsa than their "recommended rider height" chart. I am merely an example of one, but still throwing it out there.
Forum: Touring
08-09-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,460
Posted By msquared22

I'm pretty similar. Running a 42/28 with an...

I'm pretty similar. Running a 42/28 with an 11-36 cassette. It works really well for touring for me. If I'm pedaling faster than 20mph, I'm most likely going downhill and want to coast anyway. ...
08-08-17, 06:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,269
Posted By msquared22

Hey, I know that street very well! I went to...

Hey, I know that street very well! I went to UW-L. I biked down 16th St a lot.
Forum: Touring
08-04-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,467
Posted By msquared22

Just to reiterate what everyone else is saying,...

Just to reiterate what everyone else is saying, both of these bikes will be too big for you. The 54 LHT will be too big for you. If you're interested in the Kona Sutra, you should be looking at the...
07-12-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,829
Posted By msquared22

That looks great! How do you like the shifters...

That looks great! How do you like the shifters on the down tube?
07-11-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,673
Posted By msquared22

Salsa's cork tape is very easy to clean with a...

Salsa's cork tape is very easy to clean with a little dish soap. Kept my tape nice and white for a long time.
Forum: Touring
07-11-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,535
Posted By msquared22

This. A Revelate Designs Viscacha, plus frame...

This. A Revelate Designs Viscacha, plus frame bag, plus some sort of handlebar bag should cover things pretty nicely. Rouge Panda makes custom frame bags. Plus a neat a little bag that goes under...
Forum: Touring
07-10-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,614
Posted By msquared22

Great write up! I'd love to visit that area...

Great write up! I'd love to visit that area someday.
06-30-17, 06:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
Posted By msquared22

I just throw my gloves into the washer with the...

I just throw my gloves into the washer with the rest of my clothes.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-17, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By msquared22

Better today in terms of the temperature, but man...

Better today in terms of the temperature, but man was it humid! Not sure if you got any of the storms we got last night in Southern Wisconsin. But this morning was damp and I was sticky upon...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By msquared22

Yikes, 10 minutes to cross an intersection? ...

Yikes, 10 minutes to cross an intersection? That's rough. Glad you were paying attention and didn't get run over!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,400
Posted By msquared22

In addition to the chart, this link is really...

In addition to the chart, this link is really useful: Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php)
Forum: Introductions
06-29-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By msquared22

Looks like you have 13 posts now, so you should...

Looks like you have 13 posts now, so you should be good to go! :thumb:
06-29-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,469
Posted By msquared22

I also have an Enve carbon fork attached to a...

I also have an Enve carbon fork attached to a steel bike. I LOVE this combination. Here's to hoping there's never an issue!
06-29-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,135
Posted By msquared22

I guess I don't really see it as a problem. Just...

I guess I don't really see it as a problem. Just tell the bike stores that you're very early in your search and you imagine it will take you a while to find the perfect bike.
06-28-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,813
Posted By msquared22

Check out Moving Comfort for good sports bras. ...

Check out Moving Comfort for good sports bras. They work pretty well for me when cycling, but you're always going to have that dripping sweat feeling no matter what you wear if it's hot enough.
Forum: Touring
06-28-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,010
Posted By msquared22

That's for sure. At 5'-5", I couldn't even ride...

That's for sure. At 5'-5", I couldn't even ride the size 46 - too big for me.

Looks like a really nice bike if it fits you though.
Forum: Touring
06-28-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 132,353
Posted By msquared22

Wow, that's beautiful. Where are you? Canadian...

Wow, that's beautiful. Where are you? Canadian Rockies?
06-28-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,057
Posted By msquared22

Damn, dude. Super nice photos! Your "white"...

Damn, dude. Super nice photos! Your "white" handlebar tape is killing me though! ;)
Forum: Introductions
06-28-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By msquared22

Oh man, that sucks! Here's to happier riding and...

Oh man, that sucks! Here's to happier riding and no more stolen bikes going forward...
06-28-17, 07:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,944
Posted By msquared22

Holy yikes. I'm really surprised a rear wheel...

Holy yikes. I'm really surprised a rear wheel was able to come off that easily!!
Forum: Commuting
06-27-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,030
Posted By msquared22

Are you able to test ride both? I would...

Are you able to test ride both? I would personally pick the Specialized (I like the 1x gearing and people give that seat post rave reviews), but ultimately it should come down to what fits better,...
06-27-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,829
Posted By msquared22

Being able to buy a bike with an uncut steerer...

Being able to buy a bike with an uncut steerer tube is a score! Congrats on the new ride!
06-27-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By msquared22

Congrats on the new bike! I'm also a runner (my...

Congrats on the new bike! I'm also a runner (my issue is that I can't stay uninjured) who rides bikes. The Cross Check is a super versatile bike and I imagine you'll be super happy with it. ...
06-27-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,561
Posted By msquared22

Way to go! This is awesome. :) And I...

Way to go! This is awesome. :)

And I imagine by just not drinking soda, you will lose some pounds!
Forum: Commuting
06-27-17, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By msquared22

I don't want 120 degrees, but I wish it would...

I don't want 120 degrees, but I wish it would warm up here in Wisconsin! I had to wear long sleeves and gloves on my way to work this morning. Brrrr.
Forum: Touring
06-27-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,613
Posted By msquared22

Congrats on the new bike! Post pics when you're...

Congrats on the new bike! Post pics when you're ready! :)
Forum: Touring
06-27-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,856
Posted By msquared22

My ass loves the C17. I never had a problem with...

My ass loves the C17. I never had a problem with that part. I wish the rest of me could love the saddle.
06-26-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,368
Posted By msquared22

The bicycle operator always seems to break down...

The bicycle operator always seems to break down more often than my bike.
06-26-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,454
Posted By msquared22

Yeah, that would be my thread of hatred! I...

Yeah, that would be my thread of hatred!

I don't like the Cambium, but everyone else seems to love them. Be prepared to make a lot of minor adjustments and endless tweaking to find the exact...
Forum: Introductions
06-26-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By msquared22

Welcome! Love that color blue!

Welcome! Love that color blue!
Forum: Commuting
06-26-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15,298
Views: 11,082,711
Posted By msquared22

http://i.imgur.com/aLCGjWU.jpg My commuter...

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

My commuter in the early morning light. Salsa Colossal 2. I have about a 30 mile round trip. I bring a lot of stuff into the office when I drive, so I travel with...
Forum: Touring
06-26-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,856
Posted By msquared22

Oh, and they have an excellent return policy. ...

Oh, and they have an excellent return policy. Looks very interesting...
Forum: Touring
06-26-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,856
Posted By msquared22

From my experiences so far, the best I can deduce...

From my experiences so far, the best I can deduce is that I need a saddle that's flat on the top, more T-shaped, wider, and has a generous cut out.
Forum: Touring
06-26-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,856
Posted By msquared22

I haven't gone down the Selle SMP road yet, but...

I haven't gone down the Selle SMP road yet, but they're on my list to try if I can't find anything else. I've read some really good things about them. The vast amount of saddles they have confuses...
Forum: Touring
06-26-17, 06:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,856
Posted By msquared22

Yes, I have! Thank you. I will not be investing...

Yes, I have! Thank you. I will not be investing anymore time or energy into this damn saddle.
Forum: Touring
06-26-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,613
Posted By msquared22

50/34 up front on both. That would be an ouch...

50/34 up front on both. That would be an ouch for me! I need lower gearing than that.
Forum: Touring
06-26-17, 06:46 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,174
Posted By msquared22

Camping is the best part of bike touring! ;) ...

Camping is the best part of bike touring! ;) (Kidding...sort of.) I agree on getting a nice air mattress (check out the large sized Thermarest Neo Airs) and shower shoes.
Forum: Touring
06-23-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,107
Posted By msquared22

Are you tenting? Try setting up in the rain...

Are you tenting? Try setting up in the rain before you leave to learn the best way to keep things as dry as possible.
Forum: Touring
06-23-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,856
Posted By msquared22

Cool, thank you! Apparently I need 50 posts...

Cool, thank you! Apparently I need 50 posts before I can join though. Wonder if I can import any of my 13,000 posts from Runner's World over here? :)
Forum: Touring
06-23-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,856
Posted By msquared22

Excellent post, thank you. I may have the give...

Excellent post, thank you. I may have the give the leather Brooks a go at some point here.

And I would pay good money for a custom molded saddle!
Forum: Touring
06-23-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,856
Posted By msquared22

I've done two years worth of small adjustments...

I've done two years worth of small adjustments with no relief, so I'm throwing in the towel. I can't even sit on it for 15 minutes comfortably at this point.
Forum: Touring
06-23-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,856
Posted By msquared22

Hmmmm, that one looks interesting. Thanks!

Hmmmm, that one looks interesting. Thanks!
Forum: Touring
06-23-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4,404
Views: 2,083,472
Posted By msquared22

http://i.imgur.com/WalLjrl.jpg Here's my...

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

Here's my Vaya with Arkel panniers and handlebar bag. The Brooks Cambium is gone now though -- I tried it for too long and continued to hate it.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 66
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

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