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12-04-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,524
Posted By Troul

I'm surprised that the equipment has such an...

I'm surprised that the equipment has such an attraction from the females. At least on the local news, the reporters are suggesting that bicycle related activity reduces certain other activities for...
11-29-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Troul

Top of thigh used to feel the burns when on the...

Top of thigh used to feel the burns when on the seat going up a hill. Just above the knee would occasionally tighten when off the seat going up a hill.
that was long ago. It's not happened since...
11-28-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Troul

electronic/digital gauge? What reallllly...

electronic/digital gauge?

What reallllly needs to happen is an "E" kickstand. Gawd, it's so difficult to apply the effort. So bad that it essentially justifies dumping the bicycle on its side...
11-19-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By Troul

so what was the outcome when the second dog was...

so what was the outcome when the second dog was chasing you with the problematic horn?
11-10-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,342
Posted By Troul

With how most in-town road crossings were...

With how most in-town road crossings were "engineered" with the stop signs & traffic lights way before the crossings, the sidewalks are often near the street. There's often obstructing...
11-09-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Troul

because that's what I typed in my response to...

because that's what I typed in my response to this thread. :winter:
11-07-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Troul

A second set for road use would be the plan I'd...

A second set for road use would be the plan I'd go. You may find that you'll likely use the road set more often than the original set, pending the combo you choose. You could outfit it with a...
11-07-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Troul

wonder if they used a trainer during the commute...

wonder if they used a trainer during the commute across the water, that'd be favorable for being accountable.
11-04-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Troul

an e-bike?

an e-bike?
11-03-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,342
Posted By Troul

maintain posted speed limits, heed on-the-spot...

maintain posted speed limits, heed on-the-spot fed/state informational signage, practicing being assertive, & try to be prepared for route changes to my best abilities. Going slower than to what is...
10-31-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,618
Posted By Troul

that is not just local to your area. It is...

that is not just local to your area. It is rampant everywhere. Best you can do is ride with your guard on at all times. The minute you assume someone has better judgement, that's when things get...
10-29-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,815
Posted By Troul

When time is dictating things & there's no...

When time is dictating things & there's no planned route, I'll ride to a set amount of time that'll allow for a prompt return. Basically an on the spot halfway point. So far it's been working out...
10-28-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,815
Posted By Troul

Could be worse... it could direct ya in to a...

Could be worse... it could direct ya in to a large body of water.
10-28-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,815
Posted By Troul

No where did i say it was a friend. I would not...

No where did i say it was a friend. I would not tolerate a friend as such.

Picking a route from google maps seems just as effective imo when comparing areas to ride in.
10-26-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,094
Posted By Troul

Only allow e-bikes manufactured in its country of...

Only allow e-bikes manufactured in its country of origin to be of legal use while also mandating the oem to govern the e-bikes to an established "standard" mph within the country of origin.

It's...
10-26-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,815
Posted By Troul

There's a person in my area that claims they put...

There's a person in my area that claims they put the bike computer in the car & then drives around on non bicycle routes to later upload it to skew the heatmap. When I hear about stuff like that, it...
10-25-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,161
Posted By Troul

along with the doe & a baggy of herbs.

along with the doe & a baggy of herbs.
10-25-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By Troul

It's not something I'd expect from a reputable...

It's not something I'd expect from a reputable manufacturer, but there's always a chance that their QA missed the mark on that frame.
10-25-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,161
Posted By Troul

better than running into the dear, at least deer...

better than running into the dear, at least deer can't yell at you.
10-25-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,815
Posted By Troul

The construction is so disorganized locally, that...

The construction is so disorganized locally, that the best of the best free "maps" are always outdated.

Therefore, i just incorporate the time I'd have used doing any route planning into the ride...
10-24-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,863
Posted By Troul

You need to just stop... You need to calm...

You need to just stop...
You need to calm down..
Why are you mad?
10-22-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,863
Posted By Troul

Was it a trek? Too many on the road, it probably...

Was it a trek? Too many on the road, it probably didn't help matters.
10-21-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By Troul

looks like its a warn area, thru to the carbon. ...

looks like its a warn area, thru to the carbon. Could've been a thin coat of paint that no cleaner will remedy.
10-20-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Troul

45 rear 35 front @ 45psi was working best for me....

45 rear 35 front @ 45psi was working best for me. I found that winter riding wasn't for me, so it was shortlived.
10-18-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By Troul

Goo gone wasn't fruitful?

Goo gone wasn't fruitful?
Forum: Great Lakes
10-17-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Troul

A lot of stop and goes for the 8 miles of riding?

A lot of stop and goes for the 8 miles of riding?
10-16-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,537
Posted By Troul

Good eye. I didnt see it the first time around. ...

Good eye. I didnt see it the first time around.


I'd replace the housing & cable. If it were my bicycle, I'd swap in a rear bb7_road
10-16-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By Troul

Consider using a paint can opener. Usually a...

Consider using a paint can opener. Usually a 1.00 next to the house latex paint section in the home improv. stores. If it has any rough/sharp edges, be sure to polish those areas off to a smooth...
10-16-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,537
Posted By Troul

You will want to use bb7_road calipers with those...

You will want to use bb7_road calipers with those brifters. Hard to tell from my viewing side the type you are equipped with currently, but it appears like you have bb7_mtn.
10-15-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,698
Posted By Troul

The tubeless tires would need thicker layers than...

The tubeless tires would need thicker layers than what they average now. toss in a tube, & that could become a bulletproof tire setup.
10-15-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,824
Posted By Troul

If the person does the work to achieve the end...

If the person does the work to achieve the end result as contracted, i dont judge there work by the expressed language they use . I have met people that were vulgar, business like, & in between. At...
10-14-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,698
Posted By Troul

Pneumatic tires on an automobile adds unwanted...

Pneumatic tires on an automobile adds unwanted rotational weight. If a vane tire were to be 20% or less to a traditional steel belted tire in lbs, it'd be a direct positive impact to performance and...
10-13-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By Troul

Lessen the chain wrap at the rear cassette. See...

Lessen the chain wrap at the rear cassette. See if that makes a difference.
10-12-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Troul

Not necessarily a performance improvement, just...

Not necessarily a performance improvement, just less noise during a shift. The speed of the shifting wasn't any better between the two from my experiences.
10-11-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,537
Posted By Troul

Replace the cables and housings with new.

Replace the cables and housings with new.
10-11-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Troul

It comes from being used. Only way to stop that...

It comes from being used. Only way to stop that is to not use it... or possibly painting the bicycle cyan?
10-11-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Troul

I will say that since going to brifters away from...

I will say that since going to brifters away from triggers, I like that I can "trim" the RD somewhat. The FD is not as trim friendly, but it is also less likely for me needing to trim up front.
10-11-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Troul

Bicycle derailleurs

Thinking back to the days of old clunker bicycles I've had & comparing those to what I would value more "higher end" it seems as tho the clunkers with derailleurs shifted well & the most noticeable...
10-10-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Troul

Refer to your owner's manual "care" &...

Refer to your owner's manual "care" & "maintenance" section of the manual.
For the most part, keep it out of direct UV exposure when possible.
Other than the "paste" used for the seat post,...
10-10-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,402
Posted By Troul

or use honey... it'd be the sweetest product on...

or use honey... it'd be the sweetest product on the bicycle!
10-10-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,553
Posted By Troul

A little while back I was able to achieve a top...

A little while back I was able to achieve a top 10 pr. It involved putting ribs in the smoker, & needing to get back from the ride in order to tend the meat. It was a very rewarding day!
10-10-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,402
Posted By Troul

IMHO, decide the cleanliness vs maintenance...

IMHO, decide the cleanliness vs maintenance intervals. From my experiences regarding lubricants exposed to the open elements/environment, it will attract dirt. How much grime do you want to...
10-09-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Troul

You could mount this on a wooden built structure...

You could mount this on a wooden built structure to achieve the height desired...
https://www.amazon.com/CyclingDeal-Bicycle-Carrier-Mount-Release/dp/B07BSFF86Y

Or do the same with this and some...
10-08-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,553
Posted By Troul

Cycling as fast as possible to get away from the...

Cycling as fast as possible to get away from the abominable snowman while on a unicycle in a blizzard will make any condition tolerable... so long as you make the escape.
10-08-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Troul

as long as the debris is not floating inside the...

as long as the debris is not floating inside the tire, that could be a better quick 'back on the road' repair. Otherwise, you'll be harpooning the tire every time the shrapnel rears itself from the...
10-08-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,882
Posted By Troul

Anything that just about adds subjective...

Anything that just about adds subjective unnecessary weight &/or absorbs energy instead of applying it during a ride regarding a bicycle's main configuration; it will likely have a debatable opinion...
10-08-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,553
Posted By Troul

Early morning, right before the sun comes up,...

Early morning, right before the sun comes up, 70's, no humidity, sunny, tail wind, down a slope & after a night of undisturbed rest.
10-07-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By Troul

oh, I wasnt aware of the type of bar you have.

oh, I wasnt aware of the type of bar you have.
10-06-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By Troul

Have you considered gel padding under the tape? ...

Have you considered gel padding under the tape?
https://www.planetbike.com/store/century-gel-pads.html
10-06-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Troul

I care for accuracy of the areas I'd consider...

I care for accuracy of the areas I'd consider using in a fitness app for the outdoors activity.

Ride data: Current MPH, average mph, distance traveled thus far, duration of the ride during &...
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