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09-16-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By bmcer

Koyote, Thanks for the explanation. That...

Koyote,

Thanks for the explanation. That clears up many of the details I was wondering about.
09-13-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,947
Posted By bmcer

The AQI here in the Rogue Valley is much better...

The AQI here in the Rogue Valley is much better today. Down to ~300. Yeah, that's right, 300. Yesterday it was 590+. So... still not riding or doing much of anything outdoors. At this point, even...
09-11-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,947
Posted By bmcer

Right now, the AQI here (Grants Pass, OR) stands...

Right now, the AQI here (Grants Pass, OR) stands at 532. No way am I spending anymore time outdoors than absolutely necessary. Even indoor, my eyes are watering and I'm sneezing frequently. We've got...
08-19-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By bmcer

Well the replacement PCB board finally arrived...

Well the replacement PCB board finally arrived here yesterday. Almost 4 weeks after bring the issue to Kinetic's attention. It's not possible for me to determine who is responsible for the shipping...
08-18-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,161
Posted By bmcer

Not looking to foment controversy, but I don't...

Not looking to foment controversy, but I don't regard my bikes as investments. You can buy light bulbs with more life expectancy than I have, so resale value is meaningless to me. Furthermore, I'm...
08-14-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,161
Posted By bmcer

Beware! An old fart with an opinion is a...

Beware! An old fart with an opinion is a dangerous thing. And please, experienced maybe, but intelligent? Man, you need to talk to my wife. She'll tell ya marrying her was the last intelligent thing...
08-13-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,530
Posted By bmcer

It's kinda like getting an STD off a toilet...

It's kinda like getting an STD off a toilet seat.... Within the realm of possibility I supose, but it'd be damned uncomfortable.
08-13-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,161
Posted By bmcer

Capt_Velo, me niether, but... Barakah, ...

Capt_Velo, me niether, but...

Barakah,

The short version is I bought a Canyon Endurance CF SL 8.0. Essentially the same bike as the Ultimate with a geometry better suited to a more upright...
08-12-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,161
Posted By bmcer

No worries... Here's the full text. First...

No worries... Here's the full text.

First things first. I am NO expert. I'm not even particularly smart. But at age 72, I'd have to be really stupid not to have learned a lesson or two in that...
08-12-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,161
Posted By bmcer

PM sent

PM sent
08-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,161
Posted By bmcer

Whether one particular bike "rides better" than...

Whether one particular bike "rides better" than another depends entirely on your tastes and your expectations. At the price point we're discussing, I doubt you'll find many truly "bad" bikes. OTOH,...
07-27-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By bmcer

Things are a unstable everywhere these days...

Things are a unstable everywhere these days between politics and disease, and I understand the toll it takes. I did get a timely response to the email I sent with the invoice and the pic of the power...
07-27-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By bmcer

So far, this hasn't been a stellar customer...

So far, this hasn't been a stellar customer service experience. Kurt's customer service phone has been off line for several days now, and the email response I did get requested a copy of the receipt...
07-23-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,759
Posted By bmcer

I'm no straight arrow. I have indulged in just...

I'm no straight arrow. I have indulged in just about every vice the OP mentions at one time or another in my life. But the bike has always been a constant for me. It kept me sane (sorta), it...
07-18-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By bmcer

As promised, a picture of the new bike. So far,...

As promised, a picture of the new bike. So far, I've only taken her out for a check-out ride to make sure everything was in order and functioning as expected. Didn't cover more than a 7 miles, but it...
07-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By bmcer

Just thought I'd let y'all know my new Canyon...

Just thought I'd let y'all know my new Canyon arrived yesterday. Only took 2 days to ship and 4 more to get here. The wait was made more aggravating than it should have been because the tracking...
07-16-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By bmcer

Wow! This thread went much farther afield than...

Wow! This thread went much farther afield than I'd anticipated. Learned a lot in the process. Thanx. In any case, my choice has been made, and if Fedex ever gets their fecal material organized, I...
07-13-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By bmcer

Obviously y'all have put some thought into your...

Obviously y'all have put some thought into your responses. Appreciate that. But I think I owe you guys an apology. The disc brakes on the Canyon I've been looking at are really only one aspect of it...
07-11-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By bmcer

Again, thank you all for your input. Truth be...

Again, thank you all for your input. Truth be told, there's more to my decision-making process than discs vs rims. I can't deny some of this is plain old "want a new toy" syndrome, but there are some...
07-06-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By bmcer

Have you thought of trying the Velocity Veloplugs...

Have you thought of trying the Velocity Veloplugs rim plugs? If it's a double walled rim, they work nicely.
https://www.amazon.com/Velocity-Veloplugs-Rim-Plugs-Bag/dp/B07BQBSDYF
06-30-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,952
Posted By bmcer

I sat down and measured by feet for length. The...

I sat down and measured by feet for length. The bunged up right foot was 278 mm. The normal left foot is 288 mm. The cx238's I got are size 46. The good foot feels about spot on for length with a...
06-30-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,952
Posted By bmcer

Got up early this AM and molded the heel cups of...

Got up early this AM and molded the heel cups of the new LAKES according to the instructions. Worked beautifully. The heals were just a tad wide, but a few minutes in the oven and a bit of pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19,614
Views: 4,174,490
Posted By bmcer

Just got a pair of Lake CX238 shoes last week....

Just got a pair of Lake CX238 shoes last week. I've got "problem" feet with a large bunion on the right foot causing a marked difference in foot width between the two. It's always been a compromise...
06-29-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,952
Posted By bmcer

Thought I'd post an update. The shop down in...

Thought I'd post an update. The shop down in Jacksonville called me Saturday to tell me the size 46 Lake CX238's that they ordered for me came in. Couldn't get free to drive down there until...
06-27-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,069
Posted By bmcer

Years ago while I was living in Chico, CA, I got...

Years ago while I was living in Chico, CA, I got a demonstration of just how aggressive red shoulder black birds can be. I was riding down River road which has many thickets of black berry and cat...
06-09-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,975
Posted By bmcer

The only problem I see with integrated sensors is...

The only problem I see with integrated sensors is they'd lock you into a particular set of components or at least the same product line. What if you chose to use a different crank set or change...
06-03-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By bmcer

I was taught to build wheels using The techniques...

I was taught to build wheels using The techniques described by Roger Musson. That pretty much agrees with what's been said. With the rim on my lap, valve hole away from me, if the first spoke hole to...
04-18-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By bmcer

Follow up; Just took delivery on a little hot rod...

Follow up; Just took delivery on a little hot rod of a gaming laptop with a far more capable Nvidia graphics board installed. I got Zwift running on that box, and the difference is quite impressive....
04-16-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By bmcer

Be careful with that power cable connection. My...

Be careful with that power cable connection. My first Kinetic smart control unit just died after a couple weeks use. No green flashing LED, no sounds indicating it was booting itself up. So I called...
04-14-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By bmcer

Make sure you use the trainer as your power...

Make sure you use the trainer as your power sensor. I found out the hard way that if you connect to so me other power meter, Zwift doesn't send resistance changing signals to the trainer.
04-03-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,731
Posted By bmcer

I finally figured out why my Zwift/Kinetc smart...

I finally figured out why my Zwift/Kinetc smart control set up was not adjusting resistance in coordination with climbing/descending in Zwift. Turns out it was pilot error, or more correctly operator...
04-02-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,237
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Views: 459,499
Posted By bmcer

So the local Albertson's decided to offer...

So the local Albertson's decided to offer "seniors only" hours from 7 to 90 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays. So I headed over there this morning only to be told to come back "when you're old enough" by the...
03-24-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,319
Posted By bmcer

I just got an EVT Safe Zone Bicycle Helmet...

I just got an EVT Safe Zone Bicycle Helmet Mirror. It is, beyond a doubt the dorkiest looking mirror I've ever used. It is also the best mirror I've ever used. It can be easily positioned to give a...
03-17-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,428
Posted By bmcer

CA is a big state, and of course not all of it is...

CA is a big state, and of course not all of it is as messed up as the 5 SF Bay area counties. That said, in the last 25 years I lived there, when the tap water didn't meet existing purity standards,...
03-11-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By bmcer

With apologies to Samuel Clemens, "There are...

With apologies to Samuel Clemens, "There are lies, and there are damned lies, and then there are statistics.
03-10-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,237
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Views: 459,499
Posted By bmcer

Only a fool would try to convince themselves that...

Only a fool would try to convince themselves that the passage of 4 decades doesn't bring with it physical changes that must be accounted for. But I'd be an even bigger fool not to take full advantage...
03-09-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3,237
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Views: 459,499
Posted By bmcer

It never occurred to me to fret about the things...

It never occurred to me to fret about the things I could do at 32 and I can't do at 72. Thing is, despite some lapses, I've taken pretty good care of myself and I'm frequently mistaken for a man 10...
03-07-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,193
Posted By bmcer

Worry about my heart? At 70+, who doesn't at...

Worry about my heart? At 70+, who doesn't at least consider the possibilities. As for myself, my history has provided a somewhat difference perspective. At age 60, I had a heart attack after decades...
02-28-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,074
Posted By bmcer

Everyone has their own metabolism, and it pays...

Everyone has their own metabolism, and it pays obvious dividends to eat (or not) according it's demands. I'm in the process of getting back into shape and shedding significant weight after a long...
02-26-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,045
Posted By bmcer

And I do want to thank everyone for their input!...

And I do want to thank everyone for their input! You guys are the best
02-24-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,045
Posted By bmcer

The Garmin Vector S (first iteration) the Assioma...

The Garmin Vector S (first iteration) the Assioma are replacing was essentially a dead end. It only spoke ANT+, and not very reliably at that. Random drop outs with both an Edge 810 and Zwift that...
02-20-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,045
Posted By bmcer

Update: Big Brown dropped off my new Assioma...

Update:
Big Brown dropped off my new Assioma Duo power pedals today. Got them unboxed and mounted without issue. One whole helluva lot easier than installing the old, first gen Vectors. The Assioma...
Forum: For Sale
02-16-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By bmcer

They are supposed to do both BTS and ANT+ and...

They are supposed to do both BTS and ANT+ and I've seen reports of them pairing successfully with Edge 810's and 530's.
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