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08-26-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By greatscott

Hmm, that hasn't been my experience as a motorist...

Hmm, that hasn't been my experience as a motorist driving at night over the thousands of years I've been driving. Maybe back in the 70's and into about the early 2000's before LED ame out that may be...
08-26-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,514
Posted By greatscott

Not strange at all. I witnessed a guy coming at...

Not strange at all. I witnessed a guy coming at me on a bike path when suddenly his cf handlebar snapped and he veered to the right into a bunch of bushes. he got scratched up up a bit but otherwise...
08-26-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,579
Posted By greatscott

SNORE. Look man, unless you live in the warm...

SNORE. Look man, unless you live in the warm belt, which most of America is in the old belt, bike paths and lanes are a waste of taxpayers money because less than 2% of the old belt states...
08-26-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,078
Posted By greatscott

Most, not all, but most fakes the quality is NOT...

Most, not all, but most fakes the quality is NOT fine, good luck in determining which has good quality and which ones do not. Also the fakes, even if sold as real, you'll discover after a problem is...
08-19-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By greatscott

No, it isn't necessary unless your state requires...

No, it isn't necessary unless your state requires it, most states say either lights or reflectors, not many say reflectors are required regardless if you have lights or not.

Reflectors are ok,...
08-19-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,381
Posted By greatscott

wearing eye protection is more then just keeping...

wearing eye protection is more then just keeping bugs and dirt out, or filtering out the UV stuff, it's about preventing your eyes from drying out as you ride which will make your eyes water, which...
08-19-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By greatscott

You live alone? Or did you mean you drink alone...

You live alone? Or did you mean you drink alone with nobody else and with your pal Jack Daniels?

Just kidding.

5 turns sounds like someone messing with you. My adjustments rarely go out of...
08-19-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,150
Posted By greatscott

I think the Bontrager lights are way over priced...

I think the Bontrager lights are way over priced for just 200 lumens for both front and rear, and priced at $115 for the pair.

Look you can get a Lezyne Hecto Drive 500XL, meaning of course the...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,872
Posted By greatscott

I tried that doing that and I broke the rod when...

I tried that doing that and I broke the rod when the rod hit a tree limb I was riding under, thought I had the clearance, nope.
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,872
Posted By greatscott

I looked at telescopic rods but due to all the...

I looked at telescopic rods but due to all the ferrules that have to be in those to get them to extend to whatever length, doesn't that cut the sensitivity of the rod by a lot?

Also how reliable...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By greatscott

I can't find that rack either on the Tubus site...

I can't find that rack either on the Tubus site so it must be a closeout item, it is on Amazon for $123. The Tubus I have is similar, it's the Cargo Classic, it works like any other rack would, but...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By greatscott

I have a 16 watt RavPower solar charger myself, I...

I have a 16 watt RavPower solar charger myself, I don't have a trailer but I just strap mine with bungee cords to the holes in the charger opened on top of the tent on the rear bike rack.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,527
Posted By greatscott

Interesting idea, but how many Enve tires would...

Interesting idea, but how many Enve tires would it take to equal the width of one Porsche 911 GT3RS tire? Plus the Enve tires will last maybe 3,000 miles while the Porsche tires will last 30,000...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,003
Posted By greatscott

All I ever used was Kool Stop rim brake pads, but...

All I ever used was Kool Stop rim brake pads, but I always got the Salmon ones because they last longer, plus they stop in the rain a lot better then the black ones; there also a dual compound where...
08-08-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,496
Posted By greatscott

I agree with the no answer, if it had a cutoff...

I agree with the no answer, if it had a cutoff beam they would be advertising it since it would be a benefit.

But there is a light that does have that feature, made by Ravemen called the PR...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By greatscott

I'm not 100% sure, but darn near it, but I think...

I'm not 100% sure, but darn near it, but I think the Cannondale CAAD Optimo Sora is the lightest bike for under $1,000, I think I read it weighs 21 pounds for the 56 size, it is however $50 more than...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,264
Posted By greatscott

what if you had placed the extensions you had...

what if you had placed the extensions you had close enough so the ends would have touched or nearly touched? Then you could have grabbed the top of curve better?
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,901
Posted By greatscott

Where is owning your business option? I would...

Where is owning your business option? I would have thought that would have been used by a lot of people here, including me. I'm on my second business after selling my last one, the second one is not...
08-08-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By greatscott

According to everything that I've ever read about...

According to everything that I've ever read about modern rechargeable batteries, it's best to recharge the battery after every use, no matter what that battery is in, lights, camera, Garmin, Di2...
08-08-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,604
Posted By greatscott

Correct. But what I find interesting is people...

Correct. But what I find interesting is people will pick and choose what they want to believe. Some time back Jan Heine also wrote a detailed scientific analysis of carbon fiber going soft as it...
08-08-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,046
Posted By greatscott

I simply don't care! I don't let fear tell me...

I simply don't care! I don't let fear tell me where to ride, and if there's no cell phone coverage no big deal, just ride through it, eventually you'll get to an area that has coverage. I rode my...
07-30-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By greatscott

So you started road biking 43 years ago? so that...

So you started road biking 43 years ago? so that was in 1975, correct? I started myself in 1976, in 1976 I bought my first road bike, a Trek TX900, and with that Trek I bought my first flat repair...
07-26-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,385
Posted By greatscott

You can also sand down the edges till it's very...

You can also sand down the edges till it's very thin and that will prevent the Mr tuffy from rubbing a hole in the tube...OR...you can buy RhinoDillos that cushioned the one edge of the liner to...
07-26-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,385
Posted By greatscott

Are you saying that Cleveland is thorn country? ...

Are you saying that Cleveland is thorn country? So what type of thorns are there?
07-26-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,573
Posted By greatscott

You don't need 1,000 plus lumen strobing light...

You don't need 1,000 plus lumen strobing light for the front during the day, that's absurd! All I have is a 400 lumen and on strobe I can very easily and quickly see it from a block away. In...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,060
Posted By greatscott

IF you're actually going to do light to medium...

IF you're actually going to do light to medium touring I would eliminate the 72 Raleigh due to its age and difficulty getting parts for it.
The Bridgestone is not a true touring bike.
So that...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By greatscott

Being a tightwad I try to find the best deal...

Being a tightwad I try to find the best deal possible and it seems that the Carradice ones are not only cheaper but also larger by 8 liters each, and as a bonus it weighs a tad less.

But right now...
07-26-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,385
Posted By greatscott

I second these.

I second these.
07-26-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,385
Posted By greatscott

I second these.

I second these.
07-26-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By greatscott

Another glad person to hear you're ok.

Another glad person to hear you're ok.
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By greatscott

NO NO NO, do not switch components around, keep...

NO NO NO, do not switch components around, keep them stock.

Man, I would hate to have that decision.

You say the Miyata fits you better? Then that's the one to keep, your comfort is more...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,677
Posted By greatscott

Nice bike, the Kona Sutra was one of my two top...

Nice bike, the Kona Sutra was one of my two top choices for a touring bike I got about 2 months ago; after looking at around 12 to 15 touring bikes in that price range, I settled on the Masi...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By greatscott

France is out, they don't particular care for...

France is out, they don't particular care for Americans; they're more formal in how they dress; if you need WiFi France is the best place for technology even in remote areas. If you're going there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,966
Posted By greatscott

I live in NE Indiana, I can handle 95 on the high...

I live in NE Indiana, I can handle 95 on the high range, and 40 on the low range. I don't wear a facemask while riding, I don't have that kind of fear when no one is close.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,861
Posted By greatscott

I don't use anything fancy, there's no need. I...

I don't use anything fancy, there's no need. I have a no longer made Phillips Saferide 80 front light that I use as my main light at night; on my helmet I put on a Lezyne Hecto Drive 400 XL which is...
07-22-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,312
Posted By greatscott

Waterford/Schwinn will also restore the bike for...

Waterford/Schwinn will also restore the bike for a fee of course, but it will be restored to factory original condition. That's what I would do with the bike!
07-19-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By greatscott

Bone conduction is probably the best for cycling...

Bone conduction is probably the best for cycling because it lets you hear noises around you, but the sound quality is poor, so it your picky about your sound you won't like them. If that's the route...
07-19-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By greatscott

The bike is only 8 years old and the CF cable...

The bike is only 8 years old and the CF cable tunnels are crumbling?

Can I give you a word of advice? Stay away from buying another Focus bike!! Actually consider staying away from CF bikes as...
07-19-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,524
Posted By greatscott

I have a pair of Speedplay Frogs and I love them,...

I have a pair of Speedplay Frogs and I love them, I've never fallen with those pedals since 2013, I don't find them the least bit difficult to get out of, heck my my Shimano pedals are more difficult...
07-19-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,113
Posted By greatscott

I've been riding as an adult for over 45 years...

I've been riding as an adult for over 45 years and in all that time I've only been down 5 times, and that includes about 13 years of racing! I was very lucky not to crash at all in a race. But...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,955
Posted By greatscott

So then why are you not floating down the road on...

So then why are you not floating down the road on fat tire bike that only needs 15 psi if wide tires are more comfortable and have the same rolling resistance? Which you know that a 25 to 28c tire...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,955
Posted By greatscott

First off I didn't say that, you changed...

First off I didn't say that, you changed everything I said...oh, gee, look what you said! LMAO dumb****.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By greatscott

I don't what kind of bike you have but Topeak has...

I don't what kind of bike you have but Topeak has a huge line of fenders that will work on any bike and any need; some of the fenders have something called IGlow built into the fender, not super...
07-07-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,910
Posted By greatscott

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/mips-says-wavecel-pe...

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/mips-says-wavecel-performance-falls-far-below-bontrager-claims.html#:~:text=The%20original%20waveCel%20paper%20describes%20that%20waveCel%20is,done%20to%20determine%20if%...
07-07-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,573
Posted By greatscott

Not sure what you meant by strobes, but lights...

Not sure what you meant by strobes, but lights sold in America with a flash pattern, what some will call strobe, is not illegal, if they were illegal the light manufactures would not be able to put...
07-07-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By greatscott

I would look at the Shimano offerings, they have...

I would look at the Shimano offerings, they have some very inexpensive pedals to real expensive.

I think the Shimano M324 is a great pedal for the money; or if they want a flat pedal on one side...
07-07-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By greatscott

by the way there is a discussion here on this...

by the way there is a discussion here on this forum about an issue using tubeless tires.

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1206346-no-luck-so-far-road-tubeless.html
07-07-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By greatscott

Barry, you're a fine man, keep up using your...

Barry, you're a fine man, keep up using your first hand...
07-07-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,072
Posted By greatscott

I think modern AL bikes are a great value, and...

I think modern AL bikes are a great value, and they don't ride as harsh as they use to. You can get AL bikes that will weigh as much as CF for half the cost of a CF bike, so if you want a really...
07-07-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By greatscott

I wasn't saying that you in particular, what I...

I wasn't saying that you in particular, what I was meaning to say was tubeless in general, kind of like on occasion someone with tube tires hasn't gotten a flat in 1,300 miles as you've said, I've...
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