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11-13-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By u235

Any bike can be a winter bike. I bought my bike...

Any bike can be a winter bike. I bought my bike to enjoy riding it, it is a tool to work for me, not something that I work for it. If I could have bought a beater to ride in the winter and enjoyed it...
11-12-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By u235

A lot of gravel is a short bike ride on some chip...

A lot of gravel is a short bike ride on some chip seal from my driveway. I will travel for gravel though. My limit is I must ride the bike for 2x the time in the car. Most of my "drive to rides"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,702
Posted By u235

Changing the cassette is easy. You can use the...

Changing the cassette is easy. You can use the cassette tool with an impact tool and it comes right off, no chain ring tool needed. Just hold it with your hand. Even the small impacts you use around...
09-27-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,372
Posted By u235

Hutchinson Overide 35 or 38 (I have 38). Great...

Hutchinson Overide 35 or 38 (I have 38). Great road/gravel tire. Tubeless and durable, medium thread life. Rolls great on road. My primary road tire mixed with gravel. A little expensive.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,875
Posted By u235

Me on every ride. I get into it after about 5-7...

Me on every ride. I get into it after about 5-7 miles. Prior to that I am like WTF no way this is happening. I accepted that the first 20 minutes is my warm-up and stretch period. I just ignore all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 32,781
Posted By u235

Not saying one is slower than the other but I've...

Not saying one is slower than the other but I've done a routine 40 mile route about 150 times. My moving times can be +-5 or more minutes and average speed +- 0.5 mph on any given day on the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,339
Posted By u235

I'd rather shovel sht on my head if I could make...

I'd rather shovel sht on my head if I could make it somewhat aerobic before using an indoor trainer. My forced indoor workouts are mainly an elliptical. Oddly I enjoy that even if it's not directly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 32,781
Posted By u235

The great thing about choices, pick the thing...

The great thing about choices, pick the thing that works for you. There is NO shortage of bike types. You can buy anything between a velodrome track bike to the most slackest fat tired down hill bike...
09-17-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By u235

She said, hey good looking, we'll be back later...

She said, hey good looking, we'll be back later to pick you up later.
09-12-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By u235

I thought all Omega were 120. I know mine are....

I thought all Omega were 120. I know mine are. The Gossamer series is 110.

Specific to the rings:
Full Speed Ahead FSA Pro Road Bicycle Chainring - 120x46T (30T Compatible) Black N11...
09-12-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By u235

Existing FSA Omega. Originally 50/34 and swapped...

Existing FSA Omega. Originally 50/34 and swapped to FSA 46/30 (120/90BCD) rings for about $50.
09-12-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By u235

Following thread. I just did a lot of research...

Following thread. I just did a lot of research into the GRX line but pulled back at the last minute for now. Just to much to swap from my exiting glob based on a traditional Shimano 2x10 setup with...
09-12-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,277
Posted By u235

It's not a myth that wider bars on a bike give...

It's not a myth that wider bars on a bike give more direct control per given amount of effort. How wide you want to go and anything you see as a negative side effect of that is up to personal...
09-12-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,277
Posted By u235

It may not just be from the bike... I get the...

It may not just be from the bike... I get the same exact neck pain occasionally after some 80+ mile rides. At times I can do 5 straight 80 mile days with no pain and at times it appears after only...
09-12-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,660
Posted By u235

Mine wasn't free but the first seat that was...

Mine wasn't free but the first seat that was suggested to me felt worse then sitting on a 2x4. It was ok on the trainer during the fitting but in the real world I only made it 3 minutes and had to...
09-10-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,848
Posted By u235

I am late to the thread and have the same...

I am late to the thread and have the same experience as the OP and others. I have a few pairs of the padded "underwear" like the OP references and a few pairs of cycling shorts. I've always wore...
09-09-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By u235

The most future proof is the least proprietary....

The most future proof is the least proprietary. You mentioned future proof though as being in one year. What is going to happen in one year that your bike is suddenly outdated or inadequate? It will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,107
Posted By u235

Fair. I prefer a change within the same ride....

Fair. I prefer a change within the same ride. Some road, some trail, some technical etc. I think I need the mix during the ride to look forward to the next segment and break it up. I'm not as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,107
Posted By u235

For better or worse, I ride alone and pick my own...

For better or worse, I ride alone and pick my own "routes". I pull up Google maps, RWGPS, and pick a route and sometimes bounce them off of Strava heat maps. I mix in as much gravel and trail as I...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By u235

My normal tire is a 40c and I've used 45c...

My normal tire is a 40c and I've used 45c Riddlers on mixed centuries with at least 50 miles of road. I'm solo and not racing myself so it depends on what you are used to I guess. Anything adding...
09-05-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 49,015
Posted By u235

I am over 95% drops except on really long rides...

I am over 95% drops except on really long rides where I start to move around. I instinctively go to the drops as my default when something is coming. It is the best comfortable position for me for...
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,732
Posted By u235

Another another ditto and happened to me but I...

Another another ditto and happened to me but I caught it before it completely broke. Tiagra 4600 10 speed brifter in my case. Now I routinely check it but I usually just replace cables more often. My...
08-29-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,677
Posted By u235

You got burned, I paid $200 for mine and no...

You got burned, I paid $200 for mine and no shipping.
08-17-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
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: 62
Views: 3,643
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: 34
Views: 2,035
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: 3,032
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: 94
Views: 4,757
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: 46
Views: 1,982
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: 2,480
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: 165
Views: 17,736
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: 40
Views: 4,650
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: 13
Views: 578
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: 5,170
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: 37
Views: 5,220
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: 1,068
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: 3,882
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: 3,882
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: 7,906
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: 5,170
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: 1,796
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: 7,906
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: 2,216
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: 5,170
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: 5,170
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: 2,216
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: 4,824
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: 1,796
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: 37
Views: 5,220
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: 7,906
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..
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