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10-19-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By kingston

I'm in the suburbs of Chicago and bought the...

I'm in the suburbs of Chicago and bought the wheels from a guy in the city, so no salt air.
10-19-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By kingston

The spoke broke off a mm or so into the nipple so...

The spoke broke off a mm or so into the nipple so probably the last thread. The ends of the spokes are flush with the bottom of the slot, so I don't think I'll go longer, but I do agree with others...
10-19-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By kingston

Broken Spoke

I bought a used Velocity A23 Pro wheelset a few years ago and have ridden them I would guess 5-6k miles. The front wheel is 20 spoke radial lace and one broke at the nipple this morning. Should I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,721
Posted By kingston

I just found out that I need to be in LA on the...

I just found out that I need to be in LA on the 28th for work, so I'm planning to fly out a few days earlier so I can ride the fondo on Sunday.
10-18-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 39,019
Posted By kingston

Funny. I bought a used recumbent earlier this...

Funny. I bought a used recumbent earlier this season to prepare myself for the inevitable future, but I'll probably wait until I retire to grow out the wizard beard.
10-18-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 39,019
Posted By kingston

When I become so inflexible that I have to rotate...

When I become so inflexible that I have to rotate my bars 45 to reach the hoods, I'll just switch to north road bars too. Shouldn't be too long. I'm not getting any younger.
10-14-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 890
Posted By kingston

I carry a camera because it's a lot easier to use...

I carry a camera because it's a lot easier to use one-handed while riding, not because it takes better pictures.
10-14-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 890
Posted By kingston

I use an Olympus TG-5. It's a little heavy, but I...

I use an Olympus TG-5. It's a little heavy, but I can just keep it in a jersey pocket and not worry about it which is nice.
10-11-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By kingston

I don't think there is any way to prevent a nice...

I don't think there is any way to prevent a nice bike from getting stolen if you leave it unattended in certain parts of the city. For years I have been a fan of the crappy bike approach to city...
Forum: Foo
10-04-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 843
Posted By kingston

I travel a lot for work, like multiple cities per...

I travel a lot for work, like multiple cities per week kind of travel. My company reimubrses my expenses and I wouldn't fly Spirit for work so this would never happen to me, but if it did, I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,721
Posted By kingston

I would either bring my own bike or just ride the...

I would either bring my own bike or just ride the rental. Bringing my own wheels is almost as much hassle as bringing my own bike with all the extra hassle of dealing with a rental.
10-03-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 39,019
Posted By kingston

I used to ride a lot of off-road motorcycles when...

I used to ride a lot of off-road motorcycles when I was younger and was taught to drag the front brake to turn faster in tight woods single track. Years later I heard someone call it trail braking...
10-03-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,819
Posted By kingston

You're absolutely right about that. My daughter...

You're absolutely right about that. My daughter edited ~3 minute videos of a few of our vacations and they are awesome. I have hours and hours of video from when the kids were little (the youngest is...
10-02-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,819
Posted By kingston

I have four kids and have always been perplexd...

I have four kids and have always been perplexd when people video those those things. They are so excruciatingly boring live I can't imagine ever going back to suffer through them again on TV.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-02-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By kingston

She is an experienced randonneur who completed...

She is an experienced randonneur who completed the series on a fatbike because it was hard, not because it was the best choice. I'd say your estimate of 17-18 kph is pretty close what she was doing,...
10-02-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By kingston

I have several sizes of the topeak bags and the...

I have several sizes of the topeak bags and the f25 fixer on a few bikes. It's not a bad system. Pretty easy to remove/attach the fixer if you need to for some reason. I also have a Rixen & Kaul...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-01-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By kingston

I rode a 600k earlier this season with a woman...

I rode a 600k earlier this season with a woman who finished on a fatbike. I thought it was pretty impressive.
10-01-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,819
Posted By kingston

I had my trusty powershot s100 bounce out of my...

I had my trusty powershot s100 bounce out of my handlebar bag this season. I replaced it with an Olympus TG-5 which I like a lot.
09-30-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,804
Posted By kingston

In that case I would not have any sympathy for...

In that case I would not have any sympathy for someone who wandered onto a racecourse with their dog and got hit or yelled at by the bike racers.

Being nice to other people works everywhere. Yes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,270
Posted By kingston

Several years ago, I was on a brevet and met a...

Several years ago, I was on a brevet and met a guy riding one of those custom BQ style 650b rando bikes with light-weight steel tubing. I was riding an off-the-peg touring touring bike that probably...
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By kingston

The most I have done is 21,347 according to RWGPS...

The most I have done is 21,347 according to RWGPS (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28681277). GPS on the actual ride was closer to 26.5k, so close, but not enough climbing to qualify. I finished that...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,296
Posted By kingston

I rode my first fixed 200k...

I rode my first fixed 200k (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/40240812) a few weeks ago. It only had 3747 feet of climbing according to RWGPS. My left pinky finger went numb which doesn't happen on...
Replies: 68
Views: 12,721
Posted By kingston

Fog cutter seems to me like a slightly different...

Fog cutter seems to me like a slightly different version of the bike you already have. For a steel group-ride/fitness road bike, I'd be looking for lightweight tubing, rim brakes, and clearance for...
Replies: 68
Views: 12,721
Posted By kingston

@Smitty2k1...

@Smitty2k1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/smitty2k1-498071.html) I'm all for acquiring new bikes for no good reason, but I can't quite figure out what you are trying to accomplish with your next...
09-28-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By kingston

Assuming you already have a campagnolo freehub...

Assuming you already have a campagnolo freehub body on your trainer, any campagnolo or compatible 11 speed cassette should work.
Forum: Foo
09-24-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By kingston

I had to get an iphone 6s+ when my company went...

I had to get an iphone 6s+ when my company went to an 8 character pass-code, and our IT only supported fingerprint phone unlock for the apple. It was 4 years ago, and I'm still pissed about it. I...
09-24-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,885
Posted By kingston

The evidence shows that there is no measurable...

The evidence shows that there is no measurable safety difference between lights and no-lights during the day, so people who run lights during the day statistically have the same number of injury...
09-24-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,885
Posted By kingston

There is literally no evidence to support your...

There is literally no evidence to support your claim. The choice to run DRLs on a bicycle is emotional not logical, but Ill try to present some facts anyway. I've read most of the studies you...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,194
Posted By kingston

We got wet too, but that flooded stretch in your...

We got wet too, but that flooded stretch in your photo was still dry on the left side when we went through there, and we were hanging out in the brewery at the finish during the late-afternoon rain....
09-19-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 39,019
Posted By kingston

In my experience you have to crash every once in...

In my experience you have to crash every once in a while to really know where the limit is, which is a good reason to never test the limit.
09-19-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 39,019
Posted By kingston

There is no doubt that cornering at speeds far...

There is no doubt that cornering at speeds far below the limit is much safer, but it's also slower. As with most things there are trade-offs, and each rider has to decide what's best for them. I...
09-19-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 39,019
Posted By kingston

I personally try to avoid braking in the corners...

I personally try to avoid braking in the corners on flat ground because crashing a road bike sucks, but on some curvy descents, you have to brake in the corners or you'll ride off the road. So much...
Forum: Recumbent
09-19-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By kingston

I bought a used recumbent this season to try it...

I bought a used recumbent this season to try it out and while I like it quite a lot, I like riding uprights a lot more. The best thing about recumbents to me is that it allows some people to ride a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 02:19 PM
09-16-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,885
Posted By kingston

I should have been clearer. I don't think steady...

I should have been clearer. I don't think steady DRL's are annoying. It's the blinking ones I can't stand. Especially the headlights.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By kingston

With SP hubs under $100, you could build a single...

With SP hubs under $100, you could build a single wheel for quite a bit less that the cost of the Velogical dynamo ($225 shipped), and a wheel with a Schmidt hub would be only slightly more if you...
09-16-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,019
Posted By kingston

I've only put 2 bikes in mine once, and it seemed...

I've only put 2 bikes in mine once, and it seemed easier to pull the wheels. I guess I could have wedged them in there with the wheels on. All my other cars have hitch receivers, so putting bikes in...
09-16-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 39,019
Posted By kingston

I've noticed the same thing riding in the...

I've noticed the same thing riding in the driftless. Some of those descents can really sneak up on you, so I just automatically hit the hooks when the road starts to drop. I would have very...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,153
Posted By kingston

I have glasses similar to Tim's. Got them at...

I have glasses similar to Tim's. Got them at Lenscrafters so Luxottica gets all the money.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By kingston

While it is really easy to swap wheels, several...

While it is really easy to swap wheels, several of my bikes have different sized wheels or disk hubs that make swapping impractical in my case. I have been running the B&M Ixon IQ/IQ premium since...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By kingston

I'm adding this to my christmas list for myself.

I'm adding this to my christmas list for myself.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By kingston

Looks like it would be possible to set up the...

Looks like it would be possible to set up the lighting and brackets on more than one bike and just move the dynamo. How long have these been around?
Replies: 256
Views: 23,194
Posted By kingston

I'll also mention that the guy I was riding with...

I'll also mention that the guy I was riding with had one of the wahoo's everyone loves so much that didn't alert us to the mistake.
Replies: 256
Views: 23,194
Posted By kingston

This was an out and back to the first control...

This was an out and back to the first control with a loop on the top. As I mentioned earlier, I'll break these routes up into sections in the future so this won't happen to me again. Another rider's...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,194
Posted By kingston

Lights and reflective gear are only required here...

Lights and reflective gear are only required here if you are riding in the dark, and this is the first time I have ever finished a 200k or the second day of a 600k in the dark, so 90+% of the time...
09-12-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,885
Posted By kingston

We have different definitions of evidence. There...

We have different definitions of evidence. There has never been a measured safety benefit for daytime bicycle lights either steady or blinking. That point is irrefutable. While I still find it...
09-11-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,885
Posted By kingston

It would take a mountain of evidence to convince...

It would take a mountain of evidence to convince me that bicycle daytime running lights offer a safety benefit, and so far I haven't seen any. As far as I'm concerned they are just annoying.
Replies: 256
Views: 23,194
Posted By kingston

A personal best I hope never to surpass, but even...

A personal best I hope never to surpass, but even with the extra distance, this was much, much easier than the Ears are Bleeding 600k I rode earlier this season.

I was with another rider on his...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,242
Posted By kingston

I rode a 600k over the weekend with a guy on a...

I rode a 600k over the weekend with a guy on a soma with RH 650bX42 tires, and I was on my seven with 700X25. We were pretty well matched on most of the ride. He was a bit faster than me on rough...
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