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Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,547
Posted By u235

Not directly related to this thread but.. This...

Not directly related to this thread but..
This weekend was my first time on the C&O since last September. I usually do it one or twice a year and portions of the southern half at least once a month...
09-21-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 602
Posted By u235

An arrow with direction and F or R on the left...

An arrow with direction and F or R on the left side of the tire. I try to mount the tire with the arrow at the stem. The markings are subtle but visible. Sure directional tires already have an...
09-19-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,750
Posted By u235

I was pointing out people made their decisions....

I was pointing out people made their decisions. Never blamed consumers for the overall mess and not sure how you deduced that. They are responsible for their own mess. A lot of people and...
09-19-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,750
Posted By u235

Not arguing or specifically pointing these...

Not arguing or specifically pointing these comments to you!!! Just venting that the concept this logic does not make any sense. From the consumer end, the bad flags were there. Take the house out of...
09-18-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,750
Posted By u235

Option 1. Buy house at some price before or...

Option 1. Buy house at some price before or during bubble, take out money on the ever increasing value to make ends meet or maintain a lifestyle above your present income allows (note 1)(because you...
09-18-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,750
Posted By u235

Have an example of the bleeding edge polymer...

Have an example of the bleeding edge polymer material science and exotic materials and new resins specific to the Emonda?
09-17-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By u235

Yes and yes. Threads are M10x1.0 fine thread....

Yes and yes. Threads are M10x1.0 fine thread. Makes more sense when you use it but the der hanger bolt is not centered on the wheel axle so you have to manually slide your distance reference to the...
09-16-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,558
Posted By u235

Since this thread is already out of hand.. My...

Since this thread is already out of hand.. My observations.
There are a lot of people that want the absolute fastest most efficient bike ride possible. Take everything outside of the power plant and...
09-16-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By u235

Great tool to have but it can be an expensive...

Great tool to have but it can be an expensive unitasker. I made one for a few $ and stuff I had laying around. It works but not perfect, not ideal for efficient daily use but works good enough to...
09-14-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,733
Posted By u235

Sums up my situation. I max out on 45 (Riddlers...

Sums up my situation. I max out on 45 (Riddlers for me). Some of my routes are a coin flip or weather for deciding between that and my XC
09-14-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,558
Posted By u235

I did not read the entire thread so this may have...

I did not read the entire thread so this may have been mentioned.
I actively seek the path less traveled, dirt, gravel, off road, the trail etc. I will ALWAYS turn off the paved road when given the...
09-11-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,733
Posted By u235

42 is about the smallest I'll use. Size matters...

42 is about the smallest I'll use. Size matters but the tire itself and it's characteristics matter to. Gravel riding is about 1/2 my total miles and on country farm roads that the same road surface...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,129
Posted By u235

My light cycle jacket tucks into it's pocket and...

My light cycle jacket tucks into it's pocket and has small straps to wear it as a waist pack. Maybe not ideal but I never need to find a place to put it and the decision to take it just in case is...
09-02-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,585
Posted By u235

I didn't think I was, it was a simply a...

I didn't think I was, it was a simply a counterpoint... Call 1800-555-1212 and complain user u235 is hostile and defensive and does not agree with you. The irony :)
09-02-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,585
Posted By u235

LOL, vigilante justice. No court considers random...

LOL, vigilante justice. No court considers random unverified unaccountable uncontested one sided reports from a random website and I'm infinitely happy they don't. Would you even want them to...
09-01-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By u235

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a...

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a one time or an occasional one off. Add some rain or water into that and the wrong lube and it goes bad quick. I gave up on wax and silicone based...
08-31-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By u235

A few rounds of Gorilla tape around my pump body...

A few rounds of Gorilla tape around my pump body for that.
08-30-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,304
Posted By u235

Really? I've done 8 hours rides with a 80-85%...

Really? I've done 8 hours rides with a 80-85% overall average based on my theoretical max Thought that was normal. My guide for long days riding is try to stay under 80%. Most of my rides for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,135
Posted By u235

Still waiting for the light ivy green, dark...

Still waiting for the light ivy green, dark maroon, and meadowlark yellow cars colors of the 70's cars to be options again :)
Mix that with some green tweed with tan highlight interior and it will...
08-29-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,053
Posted By u235

There is a market for $20 and $200+ helmets. That...

There is a market for $20 and $200+ helmets. That is why you see helmets that cost $20 and $200+. Do you trust you got a value or benefit? If so.. Win for you.
In my opinion, it seems relatively...
08-28-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By u235

Quite the dilemma. It starts with your off road...

Quite the dilemma. It starts with your off road portion. If the off road portion is slick or involves wet dirt and mud you will need some type of traction. There is no way around that. A good...
08-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,053
Posted By u235

​​​​​​I assume this compare of pedestrians and...

​​​​​​I assume this compare of pedestrians and cyclists all involved getting hit by a car? What percent were determined death by head injuries? The document does not mention that unless I missed it. ...
08-25-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,053
Posted By u235

If anyone riding a bike is at risk for this from...

If anyone riding a bike is at risk for this from repetition... they REALLY need to take up a different form of exercise or transportation and I'm sure other body parts will be far mangled already.
...
08-25-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,095
Posted By u235

Wow, its a synthetic material, I throw mine in...

Wow, its a synthetic material, I throw mine in the wash with my other clothes with average cost detergent on cold and most times it goes into the dryer. Instead of all the time spent on weekly or...
Forum: Foo
08-25-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,473
Posted By u235

A regional density of under 200 per mile^2 seems...

A regional density of under 200 per mile^2 seems about comfortable for me. My area now is 100. Next county over on one side is 1200 and the other side is 80.
08-25-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 615
Posted By u235

Depends on the shoe. I wear Nashbar SPD sandals...

Depends on the shoe. I wear Nashbar SPD sandals and compared to other SPD shoes I've had these stand the best chance of a making it ten miles with reasonable comfort. Other than some clicking on hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,135
Posted By u235

I ride my bike a lot more than I look at it. I...

I ride my bike a lot more than I look at it.
I save my admiration and effort on a car or two and even that is getting to be a pain.
That being said... I'm not as fan of patterns, stripes, emblems,...
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,473
Posted By u235

I like to look at close ups of Google maps in...

I like to look at close ups of Google maps in satellite view of housing in pretty much all of southern CA. Houses jammed up right next to each other, mostly concrete yards with walls around them and...
08-24-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By u235

I have 3 Polar straps and rotate them at random...

I have 3 Polar straps and rotate them at random for the last four years and all still work fine. Should be compatible with the wahoo sensor.
08-24-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 615
Posted By u235

Don't miss it. I rode with a casual group no...

Don't miss it.
I rode with a casual group no drop of about 10-30 people an average of twice a month. Great people on a 22 mile route that got as competitive as you wanted it to in sections with...
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,547
Posted By u235

I went to the grocery store in Confluence and got...

I went to the grocery store in Confluence and got easy to eat things. I'm not picky for various meals on a 5 day trip, I can eat stuff cold out of the can. Restaurants in Confluence are decent to....
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,547
Posted By u235

WendyWorld campground in Confluence has a locking...

WendyWorld campground in Confluence has a locking enclosed 4 person bunk house with a patio/deck/picnic table and electric for $20/person a night. With that you get access on the property to a shower...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By u235

It may all be relative, my bike usually comes...

It may all be relative, my bike usually comes home cleaner if it is actively raining. I sometimes use a mud guard on the lower frame tube and an "ass saver" shoved in the seat back but not all the...
Forum: Touring
08-21-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,547
Posted By u235

A friend and I left our cars there for a few days...

A friend and I left our cars there for a few days last year. Had no issues.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By u235

I've experienced the exact opposite. The rear...

I've experienced the exact opposite. The rear fender keeps the frame and your back clean but drop everything that would go elsewhere now drops to the drive train and everything below.
08-16-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By u235

Don't have an answer but... On long rides on...

Don't have an answer but... On long rides on really hot humid days (90+ sunny mid atlantic humidity). I get what feels like partial indigestion, burps, and gassy and bloated feeling every time I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By u235

Hutchinson Overide. The 38 is my TL road priority...

Hutchinson Overide. The 38 is my TL road priority + gravel tire. Not a true slick but close. It has a tiny tread bumps across the center section, those will be gone in hundred or so miles... Comes...
Forum: Touring
08-15-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,547
Posted By u235

For physical, there really is no difference in...

For physical, there really is no difference in the direction. Some people like to avoid the 20ish mile climb out of Cumberland heading north. I personally find the GAP a little boring compared to the...
Forum: Foo
08-14-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By u235

I picked up a hydraulic scissor lift from a local...

I picked up a hydraulic scissor lift from a local Sears Auto closing recently (RIP Sears). They had a few tire machines but I couldn't justify it even though they were relatively cheap.
Forum: Foo
08-14-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By u235

Agree 100%. I don't balance any of my trailer...

Agree 100%. I don't balance any of my trailer tires and don't expect any issues but I've been tempted to get a cheap bubble balancer just to try it out.
Forum: Foo
08-14-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By u235

I ordered 4 205x60x16 winter tires last year at...

I ordered 4 205x60x16 winter tires last year at Walmart shipped to store. When they arrived I went to the store with my car that has 18 inch wheels and tires on it (235/45/18) and took along 4 bare...
08-10-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,837
Posted By u235

A "fat bike" with 2.2? Typo or you put 2.2 tires...

A "fat bike" with 2.2? Typo or you put 2.2 tires on it.
08-09-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By u235

My take... I have a suspension post on my hybrid,...

My take... I have a suspension post on my hybrid, used it, liked it and had no problems. I tried one on my gravel bike (not the style you are looking at). Hated it. No matter how I adjusted it, it...
08-08-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By u235

Sram grip shift for front have a trim function, I...

Sram grip shift for front have a trim function, I assume Shimano and others have this too). A triple for example may have 7 actual positions and it takes more than one click to change the front...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By u235

Limit yourself to those options all just to...

Limit yourself to those options all just to prevent buying a new chain a little more often?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 398,959
Posted By u235

Most of my miles are open road ahead.. ...

Most of my miles are open road ahead..

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Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By u235

I use petroleum based chain lube year round. ...

I use petroleum based chain lube year round. Never a problem in winter or rain other than an occasional leg tattoo. I use various KMC SL series coated chains. A chain only lasts me about a year...
08-06-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,382
Posted By u235

I use that for basically everything that needs...

I use that for basically everything that needs grease. Cheap and readily available. Another tube is in the mail as we speak. I use the left over in the grease gun to fill this little gun up for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,426
Posted By u235

Well rest of the bike is now well tuned, gone...

Well rest of the bike is now well tuned, gone over, and greased up so no loss.. :)
The few times I've had a stem related creak it was always the bars. I loosen and retighten the bars and its goes...
08-06-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,795
Posted By u235

Compared to the 32c conti of your last ride, no...

Compared to the 32c conti of your last ride, no doubt. Skip the middle man, join the darkside and get a 42 and play with the pressure. You won't regret it :)
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