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08-08-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 527
Posted By Ubie

I often use the misery index to determine when...

I often use the misery index to determine when I'm going to be ok exercising. It is the current temp + dew point. If it's over 150F, I'm going to have a hard time, but I don't deal well with heat in...
08-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By Ubie

I use the Topeak Hexus II. A little heavy I...

I use the Topeak Hexus II. A little heavy I suppose, but it gets the job done when i've had things go wrong.
08-02-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Ubie

It's worded poorly, but they mean they don't sell...

It's worded poorly, but they mean they don't sell items anywhere other than their websites or stores (i.e. Amazon or a non-R&A Cycles brick and mortar). That whole set up is pretty pretentious, but...
07-25-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Ubie

So, you're saying i picked the perfect time to...

So, you're saying i picked the perfect time to sprain my ankle?
07-15-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ubie

Personally never understood this complaint. I've...

Personally never understood this complaint. I've used mast style hitches for most of my life and this has never been a problem, perhaps it is user error?

The tray types are nice though, my...
07-15-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Ubie

There's just something about a lugged frame... ...

There's just something about a lugged frame...
:thumb:
07-14-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Ubie

Do you mean size the platform of the pedal or the...

Do you mean size the platform of the pedal or the part that threads in to the crank?
Platform size is all over the place, but most threads are 9/16" x 20tpi
07-12-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,760
Posted By Ubie

Be thankful it wasn't a Vampire Squirrel ...

Be thankful it wasn't a Vampire Squirrel

https://www.newsweek.com/first-video-vampire-squirrel-revealed-370530
07-09-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By Ubie

Just an FYI, the Nashbar Soho pedals are still...

Just an FYI, the Nashbar Soho pedals are still available on the Performance Bike website. Literally have a pair delivering tomorrow, can't wait to try them out
07-09-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By Ubie

Anecdote time: I used to live in a desert in the...

Anecdote time: I used to live in a desert in the American Southwest and kept our bikes in the shed out doors. My brother had a Trek 1000 at the time and would blow a tire in storage any time the...
07-05-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Ubie

I still use a 1st gen Camelbak Rogue, fill that...

I still use a 1st gen Camelbak Rogue, fill that sucker 1/3-1/2 way with ice and it keeps me (relatively) nice and cool for a couple of hours, even on misery index days of 150+ like today.
I don't...
07-05-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Ubie

Define 'long'? The Columbia Trail runs 15mi...

Define 'long'?
The Columbia Trail runs 15mi each way from between High Bridge and Long Valley, making for a 30mi ride.
Also, check out the 'Bike Hunterdon' group on Facebook for ideas and routes.
07-02-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,829
Posted By Ubie

Pretty serious, indeed.

Pretty serious, indeed.
06-28-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Ubie

That sounds a little off, my brother just picked...

That sounds a little off, my brother just picked up a Cannondale Synapse 105 from REI last week. Ordered it the week before and his shop noted they had just gotten in ~40 bikes. Granted, this is only...
06-12-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,866
Posted By Ubie

Aluminum seems to be Jack of all Trades material....

Aluminum seems to be Jack of all Trades material.

Remember, the whole saying goes: Jack of all trades, Master of none. Though often times better than Master of one.
06-11-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Ubie

I have no idea if there is a difference year to...

I have no idea if there is a difference year to year. All I'm seeing in searches is that the official Tektro bleed kits are discontinued.

Trying to get a hold of my LBS right now is a fool's...
06-11-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Ubie

Brake bleed kit - Tektro M285

We have a 2018 Trek Marlin 5 with Tektro M285 brakes that need to be bled.
Can anyone recommend a brake bleed kit that will work with our set up? The official Tektro one looks to be discontinued,...
06-05-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Ubie

It's sold out, but the Americana has a seriously...

It's sold out, but the Americana has a seriously attractive paint scheme and overall aesthetic!

https://www.statebicycle.com/collections/4130-steel-bikes/products/4130-road-americana
05-31-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By Ubie

True, but for reference I'm the same height and...

True, but for reference I'm the same height and have 35lbs on you, and I should probably move down to an L in my LG shorts.
05-25-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Ubie

I have a 1st generation Camelbak Rogue. Holds...

I have a 1st generation Camelbak Rogue. Holds 2L, and almost nothing else. I don't ride with extra layers (because, lazy?), All i need it to hold is a pump, my wallet and an ID tag in case I get...
05-25-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Ubie

She is nice, I agree. My problem is more that I...

She is nice, I agree.
My problem is more that I don't know anything about the Stevens brand. I'm finding a little more, but they're not very well known on this side of the pond and my German is, to...
05-25-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By Ubie

My spawn rides a Marlin 5, he's 5'4" 110lbs...

My spawn rides a Marlin 5, he's 5'4" 110lbs (45-50kg?) soaking wet and loves the thing. It is fairly heavy, but not obnoxiously so. I chose it over the 4 because of the hydro brakes and the cables...
05-25-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,570
Posted By Ubie

I use one for convenience. When I'm out for a...

I use one for convenience. When I'm out for a road ride i have one in case i stop at the local coffee or ice cream shop and it isn't out of sight for more than a moment. It stops the 'roll away'...
05-25-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,827
Posted By Ubie

Oh man, now I feel really old. I remember when...

Oh man, now I feel really old. I remember when there was just one Dick's, and I was there when they moved to a new building next door!

With that said, I once bought a bike from there, 1997...
05-20-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,639
Posted By Ubie

I picked up the 2019 DRT 1.2 last October on some...

I picked up the 2019 DRT 1.2 last October on some random super sale, just over $600 OTD. Since it was on sale I didn't get the 10%, but I have the REI CC and got the dividend there. I can't...
05-17-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Ubie

2010 Stevens Super Prestige info needed

2010 Stevens Super Prestige. So, this bike has pretty much fallen in to my lap, and I have no idea what the hell I have. My Google skills are failing and I can find very little about the company, and...
11-02-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,514
Posted By Ubie

Sadly, no pics. He was going downhill, lost...

Sadly, no pics. He was going downhill, lost control and rear-ended a Subaru Forrester. Crushed in the rear tailgate. A few hundred dollars more damage and it would have totaled out the car per...
11-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By Ubie

New bike: CO-OP DRT 1.2

Getting back in to riding and picked up a 2019 CO-OP DRT 1.2 from REI for ~$650 OTD tonight.

Most of my riding will be on old railroad beds, so having the front fork lock out will be nice. Going...
11-02-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,514
Posted By Ubie

I can't speak for the Cannondale, but my spawn...

I can't speak for the Cannondale, but my spawn has the Marlin 5 and that thing is a tank. Not that it's heavy (although it is), in that he hit a parked car, almost totaled it and didn't even scratch...
08-24-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,894
Posted By Ubie

We just recently got my 7 year old a Giant XTC Jr...

We just recently got my 7 year old a Giant XTC Jr 20. It's a 7 speed and he can't quite gather the hand strength to go down in gears so we leave it in 4th for the most part. Cost is about $230...
08-24-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,749
Posted By Ubie

Be sure to check with some of the biggies like...

Be sure to check with some of the biggies like Trek and Giant. I know both of those dealers in my area offer a trade in program in kids bikes. For Giant is is 50% of the original purchase price...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,490
Posted By Ubie

10.09mi on the usual route this morning with...

10.09mi on the usual route this morning with ~500' of climb. Finally crossed 40mph on the downhill, w00t!
06-25-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By Ubie

Can you post more pics? Maybe there's a quirk to...

Can you post more pics? Maybe there's a quirk to the frame that can help identify?
06-25-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Ubie

130 stolen bicycles recovered in Marin County, CA

Title gives most of the info, article at SFgate:



Entire article here:
130 stolen bicycles recovered in Marin County raid - Crime Scene...
06-22-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 702
Posted By Ubie

Garmin Forerunnder 410 paired with GSC 10

Did a search of the forums and couldn't find an answer, so hoping someone here with this setup can help me out.

I recently lost my Cateye Astale 8 headunit. I have a Garmin Forerunner 410 that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,132
Posted By Ubie

75k in the Palo Alto Tour de Cure. Nice ride,...

75k in the Palo Alto Tour de Cure. Nice ride, went fairly slow to enjoy the ride with a friend that has diabetes.

Super friendly rider saved my tail at about the 38mi mark when I bonked in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,378
Posted By Ubie

There used to be an under $700 road bike thread...

There used to be an under $700 road bike thread on here that was had a ton of useful information, but it seems to have disappeared. Anybody know what happened to or have a link to where it lives now?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,411
Posted By Ubie

#4...

#4 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4)
Forum: Foo
05-31-14, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Ubie

Mostly I find it easier to run on the street to...

Mostly I find it easier to run on the street to avoid walking pedestrians. I'm in a vaguely suburban area where the streets are plenty wide enough to ensure I'm safely out of the way of the oncoming...
05-29-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 978
Posted By Ubie

I'll be there, doing the 75k. Looks to be...

I'll be there, doing the 75k. Looks to be moderately hilly, the 75k at least has something like 2700' of elevation gain.
07-25-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Ubie

Other than stop signs and redlights no stops or...

Other than stop signs and redlights no stops or breaks on today's ride. Never used the granny gear (close, but this is for *small* milestones) and added about 1.5mi to my usual route...
Forum: Foo
07-19-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By Ubie

What you can afford. When one couple of our...

What you can afford. When one couple of our friends got married we gave them $100. When another couple got married and we were in a better financial position they got $500 (hey, they're good...
07-19-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Ubie

Did you run in to Mr.s Todd? I hear she knows of...

Did you run in to Mr.s Todd? I hear she knows of some pretty amazing shortcuts. Just be carefull of those trees, I hear they like to snatch hats and I would assume helmets as well!


(If any...
07-19-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 42,396
Posted By Ubie

Performance Bikes on Brannan in SF today: Walked...

Performance Bikes on Brannan in SF today: Walked in the door and was handed a $20 certificate, spun a wheel and was given $5 more. Everything in the store was on sale, with an additional 15% on top...
07-19-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By Ubie

I specifically chose my regular route because of...

I specifically chose my regular route because of the prevailing winds. Headwinds on the way out, glorious tailwind on the way home :thumb:
07-18-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Ubie

Small Milestones Thread.

No, it's not a big deal but I managed my 20mi ride up and over Golden Gate Bridge today without walking up any of the hills. That one coming from the east in to Ft. Mason especially is a bear!
...
Forum: Foo
07-16-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By Ubie

My two year old will not take his off. ...

My two year old will not take his off. Personally, I like my Keen H2s
07-12-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Ubie

To the best of my knowledge Garmin software does...

To the best of my knowledge Garmin software does not measure elevation changes, do TomTom or GPSmeter?
07-11-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Ubie

GPS Windows 6.1 mobile?

Hey all. Just getting back in to cycling. I have a windows mobile 6.1 smart phone with gps and i'm trying to find a good low cost (free would be nice :thumb:) gps program that will do the following...
09-05-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,925
Posted By Ubie

And qualifies for an extra 10% off, very tempting...

And qualifies for an extra 10% off, very tempting at $80!
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