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06-15-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By medic75

It looks like this may be at least a portion of...

It looks like this may be at least a portion of the issue. I am not a racer, so I do not necessarily need to go full on with a high carb diet prior to rides or during rides. It just seems to me...
06-15-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By medic75

I don't get the 15mm through axle issue. Even if...

I don't get the 15mm through axle issue. Even if it were an issue, you mentioned a new wheelset, so why not go for a new Lauf Grit fork with 12x100? Too late now, but maybe you'll want to give me a...
06-12-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By medic75

If you like the geometry, Accell's frames are...

If you like the geometry, Accell's frames are decent quality. They aren't grade A, top shelf, prime stuff, but those come with a 5 figure price tag. Most of Accell's frames are worthy of whatever...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By medic75

First, I want to clarify that I didn't read...

First, I want to clarify that I didn't read through this entire thread.

As for the Schwinn, this think it was good for the price I payed. It performed its intended job well. I kept the chain...
06-11-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,264
Posted By medic75

This is from tonight's ride. I had to forgo the...

This is from tonight's ride. I had to forgo the gravel bike and use the mountain bike for this ride. There are sections that are a little too rough for the 700x40 tires on my gravel bike.
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06-11-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By medic75

Thanks for the help. Unfortunately, I...

Thanks for the help.

Unfortunately, I haven't really involved my doctor in many of my decisions. I switched doctors a couple of years ago when my original doctor moved out of the area. I...
06-11-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By medic75

Diet controlled diabetes & cycling

I am hoping there is a similar person here who can offer their experience.

I was diagnosed with diabetes years ago, but nothing serious. The doctor prescribed metformin & I took it, continuing to...
06-11-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,904
Posted By medic75

Interestingly enough, many people had the same...

Interestingly enough, many people had the same thought I did - inflation. If you look at bikes from the 70s & 80s, considering inflation, you will realize that today's bikes are relatively cheap....
06-10-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By medic75

https://youtu.be/BWQxGzHQZVU

https://youtu.be/BWQxGzHQZVU
06-10-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By medic75

In my experience, hydraulic brakes are the same...

In my experience, hydraulic brakes are the same an mechanical when it comes to bedding. The two new bikes I have had with hydraulic brakes were terrible when new. Once they got a proper bedding,...
06-10-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By medic75

I can confirm that properly bedding in the brakes...

I can confirm that properly bedding in the brakes makes a significant difference. I can also confirm that mechanical disc vs hydraulic disc is also a world of difference. If you have a large hill...
06-10-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,264
Posted By medic75

Not much gravel on this ride, but portions of the...

Not much gravel on this ride, but portions of the road may as well have been gravel....
06-10-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 72,406
Posted By medic75

So, I finally broke down and bought some real...

So, I finally broke down and bought some real shoes during Five Ten's Memorial Day sale. These completely sucked on the stock DB pedals with terrible grip as compared to the Fila shoes that I had...
06-09-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By medic75

I don't have much experience with different...

I don't have much experience with different tires, but I am very happy with the Kenda Flintridge Pro tires that came on my bike.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,506
Posted By medic75

For me - 3 bikes 1. Gravel bike for...

For me - 3 bikes

1. Gravel bike for commuting, fun, & everything else during late spring, summer, & early fall.
2. Cheap Schwinn BSO with fenders, disc brakes, & studded tires for winter...
06-05-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By medic75

As you approach the $1000 range, you are getting...

As you approach the $1000 range, you are getting into purpose built bikes. These are designed to do one job extremely well and not care about anything else. My 29+ has a 29T front with an 11-42T...
06-05-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By medic75

While I do not claim to be an expert, it is my...

While I do not claim to be an expert, it is my understanding that Trek addressed the twisty singletrack issue of 29+ bikes with the Stache's design. The super short chainstays supposedly make a huge...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By medic75

I wonder what information he wanted that we were...

I wonder what information he wanted that we were unable to provide.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By medic75

It's all about clearance. If it fits, you can...

It's all about clearance. If it fits, you can use them. I doubt you would get gravel tires on most road bikes due to clearance, but cyclocross tires are a real possibility. The other way around -...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By medic75

I can't really relate as my commute is about 4...

I can't really relate as my commute is about 4 miles total. What I can tell you is that, while I enjoy every second of it, I always look forward to the ride home the most even though it is almost...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,212
Posted By medic75

If you are sure it is your bike and you can prove...

If you are sure it is your bike and you can prove it, contact the police.
If you are sure it is your bike, but cannot prove it - sorry, you're out of luck.
If you think it is you bike and can prove...
05-28-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By medic75

I second the "store it extended" comment. As for...

I second the "store it extended" comment. As for clamping it, Seth's Bike Hacks did a youtube video about it and how to do it right. This subject is the new tubeless vs tube or clipless vs flats...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,954
Posted By medic75

Last repair was when I took my gravel bike out of...

Last repair was when I took my gravel bike out of storage earlier this spring & found that the front brakes didn't work. They made all kinds of noise, but didn't do what they were supposed to do. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,238
Posted By medic75

My commute is no more than 2 miles. I am able to...

My commute is no more than 2 miles. I am able to do laundry at work, so my work clothes stay there. My only must haves are a working bike, a helmet, a mirror, & working lights for winter when it...
05-20-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,098
Posted By medic75

It is my understanding, and I may be wrong, that...

It is my understanding, and I may be wrong, that steel is much more resilient. Each bump, drop, rough road, etc. causes the frame to flex. Steel can supposedly be subjected to an infinite amount of...
05-18-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By medic75

I got it out on some real singletrack for the...

I got it out on some real singletrack for the first time today. I have to admit that I am completely impressed. I was a bit apprehensive initially, going from a 17 year old 26 inch mtb to a 29+,...
05-18-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By medic75

I don't know much about ebikes but I would dare...

I don't know much about ebikes but I would dare to say that, with a full suspension, the 4" tire is all about traction. I honestly can't think of very many "normal" conditions where you would...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,349
Posted By medic75

I used bike-to-work week as a way to educate...

I used bike-to-work week as a way to educate drivers to watch for bikes and shamelessly promote my LBS. For those of us who already bike to work, it is no big deal, but if we can convert just one...
Replies: 51
Views: 12,173
Posted By medic75

I was recently looking into this for my son. He...

I was recently looking into this for my son. He is a bit short, but at 11 years old I expect him to shoot up at any time. I want to get him a capable mountain bike, but I want something that he...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,923,740
Posted By medic75

Thanks, but there is no need to honor us. We get...

Thanks, but there is no need to honor us. We get up and go to work just like everybody else. Most kids have dreams of what they want to be when they grow up and some are lucky enough to have those...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,923,740
Posted By medic75

Got into a little mud this morning while...

Got into a little mud this morning while attempting to avoid some construction. I had been questioning if I should put the slick tires back on, but that is no longer a question to be considered.
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05-13-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By medic75

The Stache is not your average hardtail. Those...

The Stache is not your average hardtail. Those 29+ tires absorb loads of energy which would otherwise be transferred to your body. This is no substitute for a FS, but it is hard to deny the...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,361
Posted By medic75

I realize that I am a little late to this party...

I realize that I am a little late to this party but I just wanted to chime in my experience.

I commute regularly on a gravel bike. The drop bars are a little wider than traditional road bike bars...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,438
Posted By medic75

I have a Mirrycle bar end mirror on my drop bars...

I have a Mirrycle bar end mirror on my drop bars and wouldn't trade it for anything. Clarity is 2nd to none. To answer the question of it vibrating, I have never had that problem - though a true...
05-10-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By medic75

I would put it somewhere around 2011 or 12 Trail...

I would put it somewhere around 2011 or 12 Trail 5. I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the trails always had color matched forks. That leads to the question of why this fork isn't white.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By medic75

acidfast7 I thought of you this morning as I...

acidfast7 I thought of you this morning as I decided to use my new bike for my commute to work - in an attempt to get the brakes bedded in prior to heading out on the trails. Honestly, the 9 degree...
05-10-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By medic75

I did to a point. Instead of my typical commute...

I did to a point. Instead of my typical commute on my gravel bike this morning, I rode this. I figured it was the best way to get the brakes bed in prior to heading out on the trail. A few more...
05-10-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By medic75

New bike is here!

I picked this up after work yesterday. As you can see in the outside pic, it started to rain as soon as I picked it up. It has been raining since, so the new toy is sitting in the basement and will...
05-09-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By medic75

I've read a lot of good things about Kali Strike...

I've read a lot of good things about Kali Strike knee pads. They do not restrict movement for common XC & trail rides with varied terrain like some more protective pads do. I am seriously thinking...
05-08-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By medic75

Looks like it has the potential to be a decent...

Looks like it has the potential to be a decent bike. I would take a quick look at all of the models to be sure of which one you are getting. I think $700 is a fair price for the lower end models,...
05-06-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By medic75

Thanks. The LBS offered to set me up...

Thanks.

The LBS offered to set me up tubeless at no cost. I am assuming that means labor and sealant because the bike is supposed to be tubeless ready. I have never done tubeless, as I have never...
05-04-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By medic75

2019 Trek Stache 5 - what to upgrade?

I just had my LBS order a Stache 5 for me. I really wanted a Stache 7, but couldn't bring myself to spend the extra $600-$700. In an attempt to get the low gearing similar to the Stache 7, I am...
05-03-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By medic75

In his size (13.5 inch frame) it would be a 27.5...

In his size (13.5 inch frame) it would be a 27.5 as opposed to the 29. The alloy frame is only 1.5 lbs lighter. As for stepping up to a Marlin 6 or 7 for better components, that is a no because he...
04-30-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By medic75

Thanks for the opinion. Your thoughts mirror...

Thanks for the opinion. Your thoughts mirror mine. If I had to do it all over again, and today's Marlin 5 were available at the time, I would have bought him the Marlin instead of the 820. There...
04-29-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By medic75

Trek 820 to Marlin 5 - is this an upgrade?

My 10 year old son currently rides a Trek 820. He doesn't like trail riding due to hills. Because of this I have changed out the cassette from the stock 14-28T to a 14-34T for this season. I have...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By medic75

The brakes, as I had hoped, worked flawlessly in...

The brakes, as I had hoped, worked flawlessly in every condition I exposed them to. There is no doubt that that I wouldn't have been as happy with rim brakes. Slush & ice would have caused me...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By medic75

Now that winter is almost over and the Schwinn...

Now that winter is almost over and the Schwinn Commuter will soon be going into storage, I figured I would update everyone. Overall, this bike performed its intended purpose without any mishaps. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,320
Posted By medic75

This morning for me was a bit chilly. My finger...

This morning for me was a bit chilly. My finger tips & toes began to feel it on my 2 mile commute to work. With that being said, the sun was out & there was no wind at all. The mechanical...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,320
Posted By medic75

For me it is 1 degree Fahrenheit. This morning...

For me it is 1 degree Fahrenheit. This morning was going to push that down to -5 but the road conditions forced me to drive to work for the first time this year and ruined my plan of exclusively...
01-20-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,085
Posted By medic75

I really don't belong because I am no longer 200+...

I really don't belong because I am no longer 200+ pounds. I just came to share my story of my pseudo-keto diet. I had minor blood sugar problems for years and continued to live my life unchanged,...
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