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09-22-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,552
Posted By khutch

If you are doing serious training then a power...

If you are doing serious training then a power meter is a good thing to have. Not essential even then but very helpful. How? Don't ask me, I don't do that! Training websites and cycling coaches can...
09-21-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,552
Posted By khutch

And last night I was able to remount it on the...

And last night I was able to remount it on the bike and take it for a spin before sundown. For now all is good!
09-20-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,552
Posted By khutch

OK, good news on the PowerPod front! There...

OK, good news on the PowerPod front!

There is a tech support email link on the Velocomp website. I used that to report my problem and never got a reply. However, being an impatient type I also...
09-18-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,552
Posted By khutch

Velocomp has responded to my latest email...

Velocomp has responded to my latest email already, so no complaints about the response time to the second email. Still no response to the first and I don't suppose I will get one now since they...
09-18-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,552
Posted By khutch

Unless they have had more than one oddball power...

Unless they have had more than one oddball power meter in the past the old Polar power meter (which I also had/have) was actually a DFPM whether most "haters" recognize that or not. Most DFPM units...
09-17-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,552
Posted By khutch

So, based on the fact that I consider the usual...

So, based on the fact that I consider the usual objections to the PowerPod's method of measuring power to be well intentioned nonsense for the most part I finally ordered one. Traditional power...
Forum: Touring
09-11-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,064
Posted By khutch

I'll second this. I ran their Voyager Hyper and...

I'll second this. I ran their Voyager Hyper and whatever the predecessor was called in 38mm since 2012 and loved them. Where are they now? Well, it's ok by me actually since I just got a new bike and...
Forum: Touring
09-11-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,634
Posted By khutch

My new bike is a double. The old one is a triple...

My new bike is a double. The old one is a triple but I've been running it as a half step plus granny for a couple of years so it has been effectively a double and even more so when you consider that...
Forum: Touring
09-11-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,562
Posted By khutch

Wow, that is oddly specific. I spend more time on...

Wow, that is oddly specific. I spend more time on the TalkBass forum than here and over there this option is known as carrots. Carrots can mean anything, even serenading small canines if that is your...
Forum: Touring
09-05-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,239
Posted By khutch

I do live within a few hours of Trek HQ but so do...

I do live within a few hours of Trek HQ but so do several million other people. No insider information here. Just a case of this thread leading to reading about a lot of bikes with aluminum forks and...
09-05-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By khutch

I believe I am on 10mg! I have not had those...

I believe I am on 10mg! I have not had those symptoms however except for weakness perhaps but I also know I have not trained well this year compared to other recent years so I am not sure I can blame...
Forum: Touring
09-04-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,239
Posted By khutch

I am sorry for the error about the frame but my...

I am sorry for the error about the frame but my post was written on the assumption that there are many things about the new 520 that put it in the "do not buy, do not recommend to your friends"...
Forum: Touring
09-04-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,239
Posted By khutch

We know different folks then I suppose, or work...

We know different folks then I suppose, or work in different industries.

Mainland Chinese factories are capable of making products at as high a quality level as any in the world. If you source a...
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,239
Posted By khutch

No, I knew better, just lost sight of the fact...

No, I knew better, just lost sight of the fact that it was only the fork people were objecting too I guess. I've had a couple of long rides now on my 920 which is all aluminum and I am not seeing any...
Forum: Touring
09-01-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,239
Posted By khutch

I doubt that. It is probably a move driven by...

I doubt that. It is probably a move driven by marketing based on where they see the market heading or perhaps just which part of the touring market they feel Trek is most capable of doing well in...
09-01-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By khutch

I don't know the answer but I have similar...

I don't know the answer but I have similar questions. My BP has been borderline for years but then "they" dropped the targets and suddenly I am over. My Dr. put me on medicine a couple of weeks...
09-01-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,991
Posted By khutch

The speed you can reach and sustain on a long...

The speed you can reach and sustain on a long ride is a product of both the engine and the vehicle efficiency. Getting a modern, more efficient, racing bike will allow you to wring the most speed out...
Forum: Touring
08-31-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,875
Posted By khutch

If you go on the Wolf Tooth site to look at a...

If you go on the Wolf Tooth site to look at a RoadLink to increase the maximum cog capacity of your road derailleur be sure to check out their cassette cogs. I got a new bike with a SRAM X7 RD and...
08-30-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,552
Posted By khutch

As I have said I have looked over his data and my...

As I have said I have looked over his data and my conclusion is that it is accurate enough for my purposes. I will blame neither he nor you if that turns out to be untrue. I'm not training for...
08-30-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,552
Posted By khutch

Actually according to DC Rainmaker: ...

Actually according to DC Rainmaker:

"Overall, I’ve found that the PowerPod can be solidly accurate in most situations, assuming you are aware of the limitations – or aware of changes to...
08-29-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,552
Posted By khutch

I know this is an old thread but as an engineer I...

I know this is an old thread but as an engineer I have to comment. There is no way that I know of that any device can directly measure either power or force. In both cases you measure an effect that...
08-27-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,257
Posted By khutch

I've done a century or two a year since 2011 on...

I've done a century or two a year since 2011 on my Fuji Absolute. The longest was 112 miles at RAGBRAI. I've done 3 coast to coast RAGBRAIs on it. A Jones Loop H bar turned it into a long distance...
Forum: Touring
08-24-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,239
Posted By khutch

I've been riding a new 920 with a similar...

I've been riding a new 920 with a similar aluminum fork for a few weeks now and I have noted no issues with it. My ride of the last eight years has a CF fork. On the same rides on surfaces that vary...
Forum: Touring
08-16-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,979
Posted By khutch

I didn't call you a curmudgeon, I called you a...

I didn't call you a curmudgeon, I called you a traditional touring curmudgeon. There is a difference and while the last sentence above demonstrates that you are not a curmudgeon in general or even in...
Forum: Touring
08-15-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,979
Posted By khutch

The traditional touring bikes you all know and...

The traditional touring bikes you all know and love are 1920's designs that are well executed with modern materials. There is neither shame nor reason to be concerned about that. They are tried,...
Forum: Touring
08-15-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,979
Posted By khutch

Let's say for arguments sake that I were to buy a...

Let's say for arguments sake that I were to buy a set of EZ-Up sun canopy sand bags (because we have a canopy and they could be useful some day) and load my 920 up with 50 lbs rear, 20 lbs front. I...
Forum: Touring
08-15-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,979
Posted By khutch

Nice looking 920's! Do you both ride 58 or larger...

Nice looking 920's! Do you both ride 58 or larger then? I ask because mine is a 56 and while it too has the extra bottle cage mount only shortie bottles will fit in that location on the 56. You both...
Forum: Touring
08-14-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,979
Posted By khutch

My late mother once told me that had the x-y...

My late mother once told me that had the x-y thing gone the other way I'd have been named Shirley after my paternal grandmother. So I guess you can call me Shirley if you must....

I read all the...
Forum: Touring
08-13-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,979
Posted By khutch

You should consult with a Trek dealer about the...

You should consult with a Trek dealer about the fit before you order but the two look similiar:

Sequoia 920
Seat tube angle 73.3deg 74deg
Reach ...
Forum: Touring
08-13-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,979
Posted By khutch

I've been looking for a new bike recently and...

I've been looking for a new bike recently and have test ridden both of them. Both ride very well and they are similarly equipped/priced if you compare the Sequoia Elite to the 920. I ended up getting...
08-09-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,101
Posted By khutch

I'm about to get a Trek 920 with all modern...

I'm about to get a Trek 920 with all modern everything really. So of course it has hydraulic disk brakes. I am entering the brave new world of disk brakes....

I am an engineer, a technology...
08-09-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,673
Posted By khutch

Personally I just use the rated tire width in...

Personally I just use the rated tire width in pressure calculators. If you really feel the need the account for rim width then mount the tires, fill them to their max pressure, measure the tire...
Forum: Touring
08-07-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,690
Posted By khutch

I can see it now, every bike trail paved in...

I can see it now, every bike trail paved in shards of broken glass from dropped glass water bottles. Please, no!!!

Plastic water bottles are fine, if you want to use something else use stainless.
08-06-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,643
Posted By khutch

Rode SPD's for years, got on well with them....

Rode SPD's for years, got on well with them. Recently switched to Catalyst pinned platforms and am loving them. While riding I can't tell any difference except that I no longer get hot spots on my...
08-06-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By khutch

I'm not normally a Clyde but my winter weight...

I'm not normally a Clyde but my winter weight creeps up close every year and I wasn't able to lose it in time (or yet) this year so I did RAGBRAI as a barely qualified Clyde this year. The seventh...
Forum: Touring
08-05-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,258
Posted By khutch

I switched to pinned platforms and five ten shoes...

I switched to pinned platforms and five ten shoes two riding seasons, two centuries, two RAGBRAI's ago and I am perfectly happy with them for any distance I can ride in one day or on consecutive...
Forum: Touring
08-04-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By khutch

The Jones Loop H Bar is also a great multi...

The Jones Loop H Bar is also a great multi position alternative to a flat bar. Doesn't require a control change, might require longer cables. I've used them for the last 7 Ragbrai's and they make a...
08-04-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,728
Posted By khutch

I believe the oldest rider at RAGBRAI this year...

I believe the oldest rider at RAGBRAI this year was 92. I intend to keep going as long as I can. My body, not the calendar will determine that. I started again after a long layoff at 58 and am now...
Forum: Touring
08-01-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,247
Posted By khutch

Personally I would not replace drop bars with the...

Personally I would not replace drop bars with the Jones bar. However, on a bike that comes with a straight, flat bar I would replace it with a Jones bar in a nanosecond! I've done that on a flat bar...
07-10-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,322
Posted By khutch

Been a long time since I owned a drop bar bike....

Been a long time since I owned a drop bar bike. So long ago that 10 speeds (as in 2x5) was still the thing and there were no hoods on the brake levers. I rode on the tops of the bars almost all the...
07-02-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,835
Posted By khutch

The asthma drug rule is really unworkable. You...

The asthma drug rule is really unworkable. You are allowed a certain amount of input which the cyclist can easily monitor and so comply with the limit but which the race officials cannot monitor at...
07-02-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,137
Posted By khutch

I have a Fuji performance hybrid/flat bar road...

I have a Fuji performance hybrid/flat bar road bike that I have ridden since 2010. Came with a flat bar and I quickly found that I hate flat bars. Tried some other bars and even considered the...
07-02-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,139
Posted By khutch

Another name for chipmunk is ground squirrel so...

Another name for chipmunk is ground squirrel so the behavior is consistent, isn't it? I suspect they dart across because they see you coming and they want to get to their holes for safety. The ones...
06-28-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,564
Posted By khutch

I had a crash a few years ago shortly after I...

I had a crash a few years ago shortly after I first started riding again. I was 58 at the time. Memory gone, broken ribs, punctured lung, bruised or broken tailbone, blacked out, woke in a hospital,...
06-26-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,868
Posted By khutch

One of the bike shops in my town is owned by a...

One of the bike shops in my town is owned by a woman and she hosts weekly rides for women. I happened to stop by the shop one evening just before they departed and it seemed to draw a crowd. Look for...
06-23-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,333
Posted By khutch

I started using clipless at age 58. I takes maybe...

I started using clipless at age 58. I takes maybe ten minutes to half an hour to get used to them and I don't see age affecting the learning time much.
Used them for a few years, mostly without...
10-03-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,971
Posted By khutch

I ride an older Fuji Absolute 1.0 that easily...

I ride an older Fuji Absolute 1.0 that easily takes the Vittoria Voyager Hyper 38s that I run on it and it probably would do 45s if someone makes any as efficient as the Voyagers. I could not tell...
10-03-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,552
Posted By khutch

I've been using the Jones bar for several years...

I've been using the Jones bar for several years now and I love it. I hated the flat bar my Fuji came with. You knew exactly when you had done 30 miles with that bar because that is when your hands...
11-04-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,326
Posted By khutch

Cargo shorts, padded cycling underwear, sometimes...

Cargo shorts, padded cycling underwear, sometimes a tee shirt, sometimes a cycling jersey, padded gloves, low rise athletic socks, SPD shoes, and a helmet. I'm thinking about ditching the SPDs and...
11-04-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,638
Posted By khutch

I've used one for the last six years or so. A...

I've used one for the last six years or so. A Polar at first, now a Garmin. There are a number of tests you can run to measure or estimate your max HR. I'm 64 and mine is 190. You don't die if you...
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