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08-03-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,109
Posted By Kevin R

Helmets are a rip off, as is almost everything...

Helmets are a rip off, as is almost everything cycling.....and we the cyclist/consumer are the happy victims of savvy marketing tactics.....

I absolutely advocate new technology like MIPS and...
07-30-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By Kevin R

You are your best bike fitter; assuming...... ...

You are your best bike fitter; assuming......

You are knowledgeable about bikes and component selection

You understand physiology

You are prepared to spend time experimenting to obtain the...
07-09-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kevin R

Very Nice Well done!

Very Nice

Well done!
07-08-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,714
Posted By Kevin R

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
07-07-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,536
Posted By Kevin R

Lance got caught........doping continues. ...

Lance got caught........doping continues.

Anyways; he was an insider, so lots can be learnt about the sport from listening to that podcast.
07-06-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,786
Posted By Kevin R

Guess i should clarify I don't bathe the bike in...

Guess i should clarify I don't bathe the bike in WD40.....just enough on a rag to get any road grime, oil etc removed.

The WD40 therefore does not remain in a wet finish......never had issues with...
07-05-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,786
Posted By Kevin R

WD40 on a rag.......it also acts as a water...

WD40 on a rag.......it also acts as a water repellent....

My bike is partially matte
07-04-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,269
Posted By Kevin R

Chain maintenance is really simple....no need to...

Chain maintenance is really simple....no need to get caught up in marketing hype of all the chain lube products out there.

YOU must devise a maintenance schedule for cleaning your chain based on...
07-04-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,714
Posted By Kevin R

No Not as much as your aerodynamics......weight...

No
Not as much as your aerodynamics......weight mainly becomes apparent going up and down hills.
07-03-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Kevin R

I actually had a similar problem after my 6500...

I actually had a similar problem after my 6500 levers came out of retirement after 15 years......they operated normally after some use and a dose of CRC white lithium grease..............(WD40 is a...
07-03-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Kevin R

Also consider, your cable/ housings may be in a...

Also consider, your cable/ housings may be in a bad state after prolonged storage......and will definitely compromise shifting performance......
07-03-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By Kevin R

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6eOUKNHYGU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6eOUKNHYGU
07-03-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,930
Posted By Kevin R

Cool I have driven in both countries, i...

Cool

I have driven in both countries, i appreciate your point.
07-03-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,944
Posted By Kevin R

As with most everything is sports, we are being...

As with most everything is sports, we are being sold overpriced stuff we don't necessarily need.

Helmets and other gear are coming out every year; but think about it, what has really changed?and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26,589
Views: 16,396,381
Posted By Kevin R

Raleigh Militis 3 Custom built by myself

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/dsc_0198_1_9ef2cc7154b5580693756c9d2333a735bec710e1.jpg...
07-03-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,930
Posted By Kevin R

I wonder why they instituted daylight running...

I wonder why they instituted daylight running lights on vehicles (relatively huge compared to bicycles) in Canada and USA?
07-03-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Kevin R

Yes; assuming the old ones were really bad. ...

Yes; assuming the old ones were really bad.
Cables and housings do affect shift quality, but are often overlooked....
07-02-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By Kevin R

In the long run; they could be......but then you...

In the long run; they could be......but then you would go back to them for the necessary repairs; right?

Use WD40, it is a de-greaser and i bet less expensive......


You must be careful how...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,928
Posted By Kevin R

Switching to Michelin Pro 4 Endurance I got one...

Switching to Michelin Pro 4 Endurance I got one flat in a 3 year period, and then it was a very small and sharp piece of metal; doubt anything could have prevented that....I am not switching from...
07-02-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,930
Posted By Kevin R

Yes; I am a child of God:) To be honest I...

Yes; I am a child of God:)

To be honest I bought those lights because i wanted something VERY BRIGHT for use in daylight......In Trinidad cyclists dont get much respect and I am merely doing my...
07-02-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,930
Posted By Kevin R

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/dsc_0185_5b0b4dbbd90994e02baeb26794a18c2a9696c090.jpg...
07-02-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,930
Posted By Kevin R

Have a look guys ...

Have a look guys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMfQTgrPknI
07-01-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,289
Posted By Kevin R

I am riding a MILITIS 3 raleigh carbon frame i...

I am riding a MILITIS 3 raleigh carbon frame i built up from scratch going into 3 years now. The bike has stood up well to the bad road conditions i have to contend with.....
those road conditions...
07-01-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,360
Posted By Kevin R

I assume you have considered the fore aft...

I assume you have considered the fore aft positions and crank lengths on both bikes as being the same?

Cleat position will also affect your saddle height...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,804
Posted By Kevin R

wd40 on a rag to wipe down the bike including...

wd40 on a rag to wipe down the bike including wheels.......remember wd40 is a degreaser so i dont spray in on the deraileurs chain or calipers......
definitely make sure your chain is clean, as grit...
07-01-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Kevin R

I second that.

I second that.
07-01-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,930
Posted By Kevin R

I use Bontrager Ion Pro at the front and Flare RT...

I use Bontrager Ion Pro at the front and Flare RT at the rear both can strobe and have a claimed visibility from 2 Km out. I bought these for daylight riding visibility.

They claim they worked...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,127
Posted By Kevin R

there are summer specific jerseys to be bought if...

there are summer specific jerseys to be bought if you so desire; but i think it will be down to budget and preference. Definitely stay away fro the creams/ lotions tho :)
arm warmers take getting...
06-30-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By Kevin R

Bigger ID of rim will allow the 40mm tire to...

Bigger ID of rim will allow the 40mm tire to spread more; which would make for greater comfort at lower PSI.

Both wheelsets are great BTW.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,127
Posted By Kevin R

Hello, I use arm warmers to protect from sun...

Hello,

I use arm warmers to protect from sun burn.

Although I am in the Caribbean i do not feel uncomfortable with heat build up, and the protection is great.

Sun block will not be as...
06-30-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,484
Posted By Kevin R

Hi Having gone the carbon fiber route, i...

Hi

Having gone the carbon fiber route, i started to use a torque wrench.

I have been using the PRO Shimano torque wrench (good for 3 - 15 Nm) with confidence of my carbon parts.

For the...
Forum: Introductions
06-30-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Kevin R

Hello from Trinidad West Indies

Hello everyone;

I am Kevin; I live in Trinidad West Indies.
I got back into riding in 2015; after an absence of 15 years.
I only ride road, my Dyna Tech 700 frame broke in 2016; and I built...
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