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Posted By kingston

The Ixon IQ Premium...

The Ixon IQ Premium (https://www.bumm.de/en/products/akku-scheinwerfer/parent/1922/produkt/1922qmla.html) with a fork crown mount is the best battery powered light for randonneuring IMO. 5 hours on...
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,755
Posted By kingston

The Department of Homeland Security Inspector...

The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General carries out “Red Team” tests periodically to check the competence of the TSA’s ability to detect and stop fake weapons from getting through...
11-16-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 860
Posted By kingston

It will be fine. Those kits are intended to...

It will be fine. Those kits are intended to replace lost studs which are for used tires by definition.
11-16-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 860
Posted By kingston

I have replaced lost studs with that tool. put a...

I have replaced lost studs with that tool. put a drop of dish-soap in the hole or on the back of the stud and it will slide right in.
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By kingston

I got a set of the Profile Design Supersonic Ergo...

I got a set of the Profile Design Supersonic Ergo 35c bars earlier this season and like them a lot in the right circumstances. They have the most adjustability of any of the bars I found, so you can...
11-13-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,266
Posted By kingston

My daughter transferred to Northwestern this...

My daughter transferred to Northwestern this Fall, and I bought her a 2004 Fuji Osaka (https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=31114) in great shape for two hundred bucks, put new B&M...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,917
Posted By kingston

I rode the Double Fudge Cookie Fondo...

I rode the Double Fudge Cookie Fondo (https://www.strava.com/routes/10553835) a few weeks ago. 110 miles and 10,570'. Pretty sure I was among the last finishers with an elapsed time of 9:12. Although...
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By kingston

I used to carry a progold luber pen...

I used to carry a progold luber pen (https://progoldmfr.com/product/luber-pen/) on multi-day rides with rain in the forecast. Put it in a ziplock because it leaks a little in a bike bag. Now that I...
11-13-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,755
Posted By kingston

I got progressive lenses this year and they work...

I got progressive lenses this year and they work great, but for years I used cheap Nashbar sunglasses with an Rx insert on the left and a non-Rx insert on the right. Honestly that was almost as good...
11-12-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By kingston

Any particular reason you get the skinny ones? I...

Any particular reason you get the skinny ones? I normally get the 14/15s.
11-12-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By kingston

Amain bought Dan's so that's those two plus...

Amain bought Dan's so that's those two plus Nashbar and performance which are all Amain now. You can either count that as 1or 4. They're all on my "prefer not to do business with" list too.
11-12-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By kingston

Bike 24 has Sapim Race...

Bike 24 has Sapim Race (https://www.bike24.com/p229366.html?q=sapim+race) and Rose has DT Swiss (https://www.rosebikes.com/bike-parts/spokes-and-nipples/spokes). Prices are a little lower than Dan's,...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,755
Posted By kingston

The TSA rules unfortunately aren't keeping you...

The TSA rules unfortunately aren't keeping you safe because by their own measurement, they are incapable of detecting the things that they prohibit. As long as it's in a <100ml bottle, passengers can...
11-11-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By kingston

I guess it didn't come out right. I intended that...

I guess it didn't come out right. I intended that as a compliment to Iowans. Gravel riding isn't some new thing in Iowa. Anyone from Iowa has been riding gravel as long as they've been cycling...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,755
Posted By kingston

Even the incompetent TSA isn't going to fine...

Even the incompetent TSA isn't going to fine anyone for something that isn't even on their list and even if they did, $2100 is nothing compared to the thousands of hours of my time they have already...
11-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By kingston

While your current wheelset is probably totally...

While your current wheelset is probably totally adequeate, you'll be happier with carbon rims. Chances are good that you won't have a catastrophic failure in a race.
11-10-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By kingston

You guys from Iowa crack me up. I grew up in...

You guys from Iowa crack me up. I grew up in Burlington and at least back then, there were more gravel roads that paved roads. We used to hate riding gravel but could never completely avoid it...
11-10-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 860
Posted By kingston

DIY studded tires will never work. Just buy a...

DIY studded tires will never work. Just buy a pair of these (https://www.bike24.com/p238244.html?q=marathon+winter). Under sixty bucks including shipping.

Even if you get the good ones...
11-10-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,755
Posted By kingston

I wore cheap sunglasses for years and always...

I wore cheap sunglasses for years and always thought they worked fine. The nice thing about cheap sunglasses is if something happens to them it's not that big of a deal to replace them. I moved to...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,755
Posted By kingston

Because it's not safe or because that's what the...

Because it's not safe or because that's what the rules say? I'm quite confident I could carry a bottle of 70% alcohol, or gasoline for that matter, on an airplane without setting anything on fire.
...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By kingston

Good to know, Steve B. I'll keep this in mind...

Good to know, Steve B. I'll keep this in mind next time I'm in town and rent a citi bike. It will also go on the long list of reasons why New York is a nice place to visit, but I would never want to...
11-10-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By kingston

My favorite part of the report:

My favorite part of the report:
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,755
Posted By kingston

The TSA is a joke. I bring whatever I want on the...

The TSA is a joke. I bring whatever I want on the plane and let them take it if they can find it. They are experts at finding bottled water. 100% detection rate. Everthing else, not so much. I...
11-10-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,903
Posted By kingston

Seems like all the news on this story is coming...

Seems like all the news on this story is coming from the DMR and they aren't providing any details. The "straw that broke the camel's back" theory seems the most plausible to me. Maybe Juskiewicz...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By kingston

Thank goodness I live in Chicago where the cops...

Thank goodness I live in Chicago where the cops have better things to do.

What happens if you just ignore the tickets and don't pay?
11-04-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By kingston

I still like the wide RH tires, but in 28c there...

I still like the wide RH tires, but in 28c there are now lots of other tires that are at least as good and much less expensive.
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By kingston

I paid $180 for an 89 a few years ago that was a...

I paid $180 for an 89 a few years ago that was a little more beat up than yours.
11-04-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By kingston

My dualco got clogged the other day so of course...

My dualco got clogged the other day so of course I pushed the plunger like crazy. The clog finally broke loose and grease shot ten feet across the room. Luckily it hit a poster on the wall so it was...
11-03-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 608
Posted By kingston

I just use platform pedals and snow boots when it...

I just use platform pedals and snow boots when it gets too cold for my winter SPD boots. I have tried platforms with pedal straps (https://holdfastordie.com/collections/straps/FRS-Classic), which...
11-03-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By kingston

Yes. There are plenty of people who can ride a 10...

Yes. There are plenty of people who can ride a 10 foot drop on a hardtail or even a fully ridgid bike.
11-02-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By kingston

Thanks for the suggestion. It's not that...

Thanks for the suggestion. It's not that convientent for me to get to the near-north side, and I can get replacement spokes from rose for under twenty bucks so I'll probably just do that.
11-02-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By kingston

I finally got around to measuring my spokes today...

I finally got around to measuring my spokes today and see that Dan's Comp no longer sells spokes and has the same crappy website as Amain/Performance/Nashbar. Thanks Amain.
10-31-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By kingston

One of the Marathon Plus models would be good.

One of the Marathon Plus models would be good.
Forum: Triathlon
10-31-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By kingston

Either one will be fine for a 112 mile bike ride....

Either one will be fine for a 112 mile bike ride. Even if there is a time difference, who cares? The guys up front will all be on triathalon bikes.
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 602
Posted By kingston

I'm from Chicago and have been in Ventura County...

I'm from Chicago and have been in Ventura County since Saturday. The office I planned to visit was closed today and all my meetings canceled so I'm heading home a day early. Certainly was eerie...
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,717
Posted By kingston

I have bikes with 7, 9 and 10 speed triples....

I have bikes with 7, 9 and 10 speed triples. They’re all good, but 9-speed is the Goldilocks IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,063
Posted By kingston

I like hearing other peoples' opinions on their...

I like hearing other peoples' opinions on their bikes, even if they're based on feeling and personal taste as they almost always are. If I were buying a carbon frame today, my decision would be based...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,063
Posted By kingston

Look and feel are totally legitimate ways to...

Look and feel are totally legitimate ways to evaluate bikes. If it were all about meaningful performance gains most of us would be riding much cheaper bikes. Unfortunately nobody cares if I finish...
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,717
Posted By kingston

Either one will work. Comes down to a triple vs....

Either one will work. Comes down to a triple vs. double personal preference which has been debated endlessly. I haven't had any trouble sourcing 9-speed parts (bought a new cassette, chain and set of...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,717
Posted By kingston

My 9-speed triple touring bike has XT...

My 9-speed triple touring bike has XT derailleurs, bar-end shifters and a Sugino crank. While the German retailers have been shut down, you can still get the expensive US version of 9-speed XT...
10-25-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By kingston

^^^That's awesome!

^^^That's awesome!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,063
Posted By kingston

I've always thought the supersix was the best...

I've always thought the supersix was the best looking carbon frame, but all my bikes are made of steel and titanium so that look appeals to me.
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By kingston

This map...

This map (https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Map-Wildfire-Smoke-Forecast-Air-Quality-California-563143691.html) shows a forecast that the Santa Monica mountains will be clear by tomorrow.
10-25-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By kingston

That's amazing. I have four kids of my own and...

That's amazing. I have four kids of my own and have lived a block away from an elementary school for the past 15 years so there are lots of young families in our neighborhood, and I can't ever rember...
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By kingston

I see it now. Thanks. My bike is packed and...

I see it now. Thanks. My bike is packed and travel booked so I'm committed either way, but it's nice to see that the ride is still on.
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By kingston

The climbing is unlike anything we have here in...

The climbing is unlike anything we have here in the midwest so I'm really looking forward to the ride.
10-25-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By kingston

I'd go with coaster brakes for little kids. Don't...

I'd go with coaster brakes for little kids. Don't worry, they'll grow up fast enough.
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By kingston

No updates on the website and no emails from the...

No updates on the website and no emails from the organizers.
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By kingston

I'm coming to ride the cookie fondo...

I'm coming to ride the cookie fondo (https://www.philsfondo.com/) this weekend. Will that be affected?
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