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08-17-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By u235

I have used a few tubes on a bike with slime....

I have used a few tubes on a bike with slime. Some observations... Did nothing at all for a small slice and once a small nail and I know other times where it did nothing for me. To the point I gave...
Forum: Foo
08-17-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,191
Posted By u235

Yes, even if you pay the full monthly revolving...

Yes, even if you pay the full monthly revolving balance on the bill every month, they will still report the current balance at the time they report to the credit companies monthly. There is no...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 567
Posted By u235

I read them for specifics. Not generalizations. I...

I read them for specifics. Not generalizations. I think I can spot fakes and idiots pretty good and weed them out. "Bought for my son and he loves it" is a fake review or as a minimum useless. Funny...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,002
Posted By u235

No. I was never into art for the art. Not...

No. I was never into art for the art. Not knocking, you asked ;)

For me, I'll take quick pics of some things that are unique to me but bottom line, I am there to see and experience it in real 3D...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,915
Posted By u235

I have well water. I run it through a 50 micron...

I have well water. I run it through a 50 micron whole house filter and an undersink 1-5 micron to reduce silt and floaties. Been drinking it for decades.
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 886
Posted By u235

I triple checked to make sure this was not a...

I triple checked to make sure this was not a really old thread someone brought back from the dead ;)

Rip to FLAC. They are lossless unlike mp3 and any other of the compressed formats. A lot of...
08-08-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By u235

I currently swap between a 38, 42, or 45. Point...

I currently swap between a 38, 42, or 45. Point being, it depends on you and what you want out of it. In my experience, the right tires and the pressure make the absolute biggest difference in ride...
08-07-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,744
Posted By u235

Thread seems to have taken a potential foo...

Thread seems to have taken a potential foo subforum turn but...

I will always take the gravel or dirt path given a choice. I go out of my way to include it. I use my "gravel" bike as my road and...
08-07-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,704
Posted By u235

Maybe you are really excited while cranking it...

Maybe you are really excited while cranking it out going down hill :)
08-06-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By u235

I've done the trip several times. Of course it...

I've done the trip several times. Of course it depends on when and where it rained and how much but I'd say overall the "worst" place along the whole trail for slick mud starts about 7 miles outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,352
Posted By u235

Not me, not even an option for fluids. On...

Not me, not even an option for fluids. On anything above 65F, I use 32oz of water easily in 20 miles and at least 96oz in 40 miles. It goes up exponentially with miles and temperature from there. I...
08-05-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,286
Posted By u235

I am not a fan of switching something just...

I am not a fan of switching something just because. If the bar you have works, stick with it, that is all that matters. In my case a compact always had me uneasy on anything but road, after a few...
08-04-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By u235

Any metal can, bucket, or cookwear would work. I...

Any metal can, bucket, or cookwear would work. I use an old metal box that was originally for sending backup tapes offsite, similar to an ammo can. I store it inside my gas grill outside. Before I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,240
Posted By u235

I'd rather have a market where you could piece...

I'd rather have a market where you could piece together your bike components. I know that does not make good sense for a company or an LBS or their agreements and volumes but I don't care, I am the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,240
Posted By u235

You can do the reverse. Buy the whole bike to get...

You can do the reverse. Buy the whole bike to get the frame you want and sell off the rest as new take-off. It may or may not pay off.
I do agree with the dilemma though. I have few specific...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,190
Posted By u235

Gotcha. Just compared some of mine Elemnt...

Gotcha. Just compared some of mine

Elemnt 5:38.04 85.3 miles
Strava 5:36.08 83.1 miles

Elemnt 2:44.57 42.2
Strava 2.45.22 41.6

Mine are hit or miss.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,352
Posted By u235

Point taken, I somehow thought "one" was...

Point taken, I somehow thought "one" was mentioned
Forum: Touring
07-21-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By u235

I've only crossed over that bridge once and back,...

I've only crossed over that bridge once and back, both times was easy with my bike, even with a rack and maybe 12# of stuff. Carrying up the steps to get to that bridge after riding all day was the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,190
Posted By u235

I've never routinely compared my Wahoo to Strava...

I've never routinely compared my Wahoo to Strava differences that deep. I have noticed my Strava seems a little short and elevation more on average. On the slow movement mentioned... I take a slow...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,857
Posted By u235

All my BB are threaded. They creak at times. I...

All my BB are threaded. They creak at times. I pull it off, wipe off the threads, lightly grease and reassemble. That fixes it every time. Obviously that won't resolve an actual bearing problem but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,352
Posted By u235

Only one bottle? What's the difference. ...

Only one bottle? What's the difference. Obviously you don't want wear out your welcome but..
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,352
Posted By u235

I refill at a McDonald's on my routine ride. ...

I refill at a McDonald's on my routine ride. Cold water right from the soda machine. Feel awkward walking in there covered in sweat and probably stink too but no one has said anything to me yet :)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,857
Posted By u235

Splitting hairs here but you could pedal with one...

Splitting hairs here but you could pedal with one leg, standing, sitting or only applying power for 1/4 of a stroke. Your BB doesn't know the difference. You will pass certain specific power at any...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,369
Posted By u235

Usually before every ride. Maybe 10 seconds each...

Usually before every ride. Maybe 10 seconds each for a quick once over. Tubeless or tubed.
Forum: Touring
07-20-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By u235

I do DC to Whites Ferry all the time. Great Falls...

I do DC to Whites Ferry all the time. Great Falls has a visitor center with regular water and there may be a conventional fountain before that somewhere but I forget where. From Great Falls to Whites...
07-19-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,286
Posted By u235

Short answer to your question, "I'm always...

Short answer to your question, "I'm always wondering, do the flares really make a difference? My gravel bike is really more of a do it all bike, shod with file treads, blocks, or slicks, depending on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,190
Posted By u235

Switch your computer to metric. You'll get an...

Switch your computer to metric. You'll get an instant 30% speed increase but you may have put on more clothing because it will indicate a lot colder too..
07-18-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,273
Posted By u235

You can be 100% fully hydrated and topped off...

You can be 100% fully hydrated and topped off food wise and still get overheated. You can sweat at max ability and have the hydration to support that. That sweat can evaporate at max rate possible...
07-18-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By u235

I stand. Even with a rack and bags and on the...

I stand. Even with a rack and bags and on the level at times. You don't have to sprint. A different position and a stretch on a long bumpy ride. I can maintain my speed with a small increase in HR....
07-17-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,273
Posted By u235

When I get to the stage of more than a few...

When I get to the stage of more than a few mouthfuls of fluid or food make me queasy (my stage 3 I listed above), it is because of hydration and heat and falling behind. Maybe you are different but...
07-17-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,273
Posted By u235

Do food and energy requirements really change...

Do food and energy requirements really change much comparing a hot to cold day? Your hydration and ability for your body to work in heat sure do. Sounds like the food was making you sick because you...
07-17-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,273
Posted By u235

Funny with the Fig Newtons referenced above, I've...

Funny with the Fig Newtons referenced above, I've added those to my rotation on long trips a few rides ago. Love them. Walmart brand for about $1. No more Cliff bars for me.

I require a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,190
Posted By u235

There is a big difference comparing a solo vs...

There is a big difference comparing a solo vs group effort. Cutting through the air is much bigger factor and force at those speeds than the bikes weight. On the hills and slower speeds, the overall...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By u235

Can't help you. Only I've emailed them and...

Can't help you. Only I've emailed them and supplied pictures for an issue and got the same crickets. Mine was a new tire with a different type of issue.
07-14-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,005
Posted By u235

Short story, a backpack. In the summer, I...

Short story, a backpack.

In the summer, I drink a LOT of water. I carry 2x32 bottles in my frame and one or two in my backpack along with food that is still edible after sitting in a hot pack for...
07-14-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By u235

A lot of BB creaks and cracks can be resolved by...

A lot of BB creaks and cracks can be resolved by taking the BB apart, cleaning and lightly greasing the shell and BB threads and reassembling to the proper specs. That does not fix worn bearings but...
07-13-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By u235

I use 10 and 11 speed SL chains. I don't think...

I use 10 and 11 speed SL chains. I don't think I've used and EL but I know the SL lasts me about 2-3x more miles compared to the regular L version. I never broke a KMC chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By u235

A much bigger factor is one tire model compared...

A much bigger factor is one tire model compared to another tire model. A 2c difference is relatively minor compared to what one model tire at some pressure can offer over some other model. There may...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By u235

Anything extra like zip ties, Velcro etc can't...

Anything extra like zip ties, Velcro etc can't hurt but they probably forgot to put the straps on. I've done that but was only about 10 miles from home and no loss (luckily). The weight of the bike...
07-13-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,270
Posted By u235

I ride alone. If need support or a plan I...

I ride alone. If need support or a plan I couldn't come up with on my own or required additional group dynamic for encouragement for a single day event, it's not something I am interested in. I...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By u235

I've had my bike on the back of a car for a few...

I've had my bike on the back of a car for a few hundred miles in the rain and I've always rode in the same conditions + grit, sand, and gravel dust. I wipe off my chain and apply a fresh lube of...
07-10-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,295
Posted By u235

I never stopped, just had some form of flatbar...

I never stopped, just had some form of flatbar good for non pavement in the past. A drop bar with wider tires and more "relaxed" (AKA gravelbike) has opened up the possibility of also having a decent...
07-09-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,268
Posted By u235

Like you said, different criteria for different...

Like you said, different criteria for different goals. I doubt many sprinters can run a marathon and visa versa. There is a lot of in-between. Is that really considered hiding behind something.
A...
07-07-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By u235

I have several no name from eBay in China, like...

I have several no name from eBay in China, like $2/pair. They worked great until they did not. Normal and spirited riding they were perfectly fine. One steep down hill with an abrupt emergency stop...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By u235

Ones that my shoes do not slip out of. Comfort...

Ones that my shoes do not slip out of. Comfort is not having blood on my shin.
07-03-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,172
Posted By u235

Depends on which eye I use to verify. Each look...

Depends on which eye I use to verify. Each look different. I swapped a stem the night before a 5 day 350 mile ride and already had my handlebar bag mounted up and on the car rack. When I was done...
07-03-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,499
Posted By u235

Is it a pulley at the bottom to convert a top...

Is it a pulley at the bottom to convert a top routed cable to a bottom pull der? I have one on my gravel bike down by the BB and have more days in mud, grit, dirt than I don't. I have never had an...
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,879
Posted By u235

Nashbar Ragsters are my primary riding shoe and...

Nashbar Ragsters are my primary riding shoe and the only thing I use on and off the bike on my occasional 5 days. I do not remove the cleats. Mine are showing some wear with about 7500 miles on them...
07-02-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,268
Posted By u235

Can't comment on specifics, only what I notice...

Can't comment on specifics, only what I notice with myself with inside workouts. My "drift" happens exponentially. I can probably do a 150-155 effort and stay relatively constant for an hour+ but if...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,274
Posted By u235

Fitting bike colors for a July 4th trip in the US...

Fitting bike colors for a July 4th trip in the US :)
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