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09-18-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,734
Posted By GeneO

^This :thumb::thumb: Especially on trails. For...

^This :thumb::thumb: Especially on trails. For road, unless you are a pro tour rider and you might get a second or two in certain circumstances, there is no advantage in rim brakes IMHO. The control...
09-18-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By GeneO

Congrats!:thumb: I am getting too old for that ;)

Congrats!:thumb: I am getting too old for that ;)
09-18-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By GeneO

Yeah, it is for offroad biking. It has more of a...

Yeah, it is for offroad biking. It has more of a spot beam pattern too, more appropriate for trails. Not quite an equivalent replacement. I would talk to them, they are a good company.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,631
Posted By GeneO

A 1999 Gary Fisher Kai-Tai MTB. Quality-wise it...

A 1999 Gary Fisher Kai-Tai MTB. Quality-wise it was very good but I just could never dial it in so I was comfortable with the geometry. I rode it a lot though with lots of great times on singletrack...
09-16-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,224
Posted By GeneO

Only instances I have had of clicking are...

Only instances I have had of clicking are ungreased spindle at the bearing interface in the BB30 bottom bracket (binds then slightly slips, causing clicking), and crossing of spokes. The former was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By GeneO

I have Force 1 and Ultegra di2. I switch between...

I have Force 1 and Ultegra di2. I switch between them with no issue.
09-12-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 128,227
Posted By GeneO

32,5 mi in 91F heat index, but no smoke here. I...

32,5 mi in 91F heat index, but no smoke here. I feel for you all on the west coast - take care.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,537
Posted By GeneO

No. Sticker shock

No. Sticker shock
Forum: Commuting
08-30-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,394
Posted By GeneO

Retired now, but at 65 I was still doing 32mi RT...

Retired now, but at 65 I was still doing 32mi RT (12 in 20 back). But not in the winter, as I rode prairie paths and light gravel most of the way - no safe routes to work on roads.
08-30-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By GeneO

Had as stuck SRAM Force 1 crankset. Self...

Had as stuck SRAM Force 1 crankset. Self extracting bolt wouldn't budge, I would normally take it into a shop to break it. With some Blaster 16-PB penetrating catalyst , some pipe, some straps to...
08-30-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,942
Posted By GeneO

Photography and, in the winter, computers. ...

Photography and, in the winter, computers. Photography (wildlife and nature) and cycling get me out to nature, but they compete for my time, which is good I guess.
08-30-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,171
Posted By GeneO

Yep. It is a governor for sure. The meds are the...

Yep. It is a governor for sure. The meds are the hardest part. Over time though, My body has adjusted to Metoprolol. When I first was put on it, I hit a brick wall at about 10 miles, was quite a...
08-30-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,205
Posted By GeneO

Every hobby is expensive for me. Photography,...

Every hobby is expensive for me. Photography, computers, cycling. Sigh.
08-30-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 488
Posted By GeneO

goo gone. Expect similar to goof off LOL.

goo gone. Expect similar to goof off LOL.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,236
Posted By GeneO

Yes, the band is reusable. I have moved mine...

Yes, the band is reusable. I have moved mine between bikes. To remove you just loosen the screw and squeeze the ends of the band together to release them from the slots in the bell.
08-19-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,411
Posted By GeneO

I am running Vittoria Zero 32mm gravel tires and...

I am running Vittoria Zero 32mm gravel tires and like them alot. Hard pack and pavement are what they are designed for.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,743
Posted By GeneO

Had no problem syncing this last week this...

Had no problem syncing this last week this morning. All my data is intact. Good to have it back (nearly all of the way). I haven't had any server down or maintenace warnings since Sunday evening.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,743
Posted By GeneO

Or they can just sell it on the dark web for...

Or they can just sell it on the dark web for additional money besides the ransom or to punish Garmin for not paying it.
07-26-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25,504
Views: 2,522,849
Posted By GeneO

Only 25 mi, so only 90 for the week. Was awful...

Only 25 mi, so only 90 for the week. Was awful hot and muggy.
07-25-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By GeneO

These bikehand are the best IMO. They hold the...

These bikehand are the best IMO. They hold the bike securely work for different sized tires, and the springs last.
...
07-25-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By GeneO

The springs in those didn't last for me, and they...

The springs in those didn't last for me, and they did not cradle the wheel very securely.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,095
Posted By GeneO

Better to dredge up an old than start a new one...

Better to dredge up an old than start a new one IMHO.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,644
Posted By GeneO

Quoted for truth!

Quoted for truth!
07-19-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,103
Posted By GeneO

I had that happen once and needed a pick-up - I...

I had that happen once and needed a pick-up - I pushed it too far and couldn't go further.

It helps a LOT if you can stay in the shade out of the direct sunlight.
07-19-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By GeneO

I had squealing like a turkey with my SRAM Force...

I had squealing like a turkey with my SRAM Force Hydros. I just recently got fed up with it and replaced the SRAM/Avid rotors with some Shimano RT-70 rotors and no more squealing.
07-19-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By GeneO

SRAM Force 1 Hydro for 4 years with no problem....

SRAM Force 1 Hydro for 4 years with no problem. When should I expect this?
07-18-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By GeneO

Dot 5.1

Dot 5.1
07-18-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By GeneO

Very Nice. Yes, you have to bed the brakes in...

Very Nice.
Yes, you have to bed the brakes in for optimal stopping power.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,157
Posted By GeneO

You realize the OP was 2017?

You realize the OP was 2017?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,854
Posted By GeneO

Taillight is a Cygolite Hotshot 150. Two...

Taillight is a Cygolite Hotshot 150. Two headlights I use, A Light and Motion FC 1000 and a Garmin UT 800.
Both day and night.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,931
Posted By GeneO

I like hotter, preferably between 85F and 95F. I...

I like hotter, preferably between 85F and 95F. I think my limit would be about 105F, I have certainly rode in the 100s. Lower limit is around 45 these days.
However I do not do a lot of climbing...
07-17-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,831
Posted By GeneO

Personally, I like G2 and zero as well, On...

Personally, I like G2 and zero as well, On really hot days, I bring a bottle of ice water + a bottle of G2, and some energy gels.
I am sure you will find the balance you need.
Good luck and good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26,870
Views: 16,910,702
Posted By GeneO

Really like the paint job a lot. Nice bike!

Really like the paint job a lot. Nice bike!
07-17-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,831
Posted By GeneO

I think people were just saying the G2 or No...

I think people were just saying the G2 or No sugar Gatorade provide no carbs, only electrolytes and water.
07-15-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By GeneO

I have both SRAM Force 1 (dot) and Shimano 8070...

I have both SRAM Force 1 (dot) and Shimano 8070 (Mineral oil) hydros and I think the power and modulation are comparable - I do not notice any significant difference. Both are excellent in my book....
07-14-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,831
Posted By GeneO

definitely sounds like a muscle recovery issue...

definitely sounds like a muscle recovery issue then IMO. Right combo of carbs and protein and stretches needed. It is also helps to do a 1 or two mile cool down at the end where you basically spin...
07-14-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,831
Posted By GeneO

I do 35+ mi every other day. I can feel conked...

I do 35+ mi every other day. I can feel conked some time after the ride. that is usually a good thing. But i really feel exhausted if I don't have some recovery drink and stretches.
Immediately...
07-14-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By GeneO

Yes, I expect if you are on a long steep descent....

Yes, I expect if you are on a long steep descent. Mineral oil will boil before dot 5 so would soften the brakes more quickly as they heat. Don't know about to failure though - I live in the Midwest...
07-13-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By GeneO

I am on Lisinprril twice a day, metoprolol (beta...

I am on Lisinprril twice a day, metoprolol (beta blocker) trwice a day and hydrochlorothiazide (diuretic) and Plavix once a day. None of these affect my heat or cold tolerance, I so love the heat (80...
07-13-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,103
Posted By GeneO

:eek:

:eek:
07-13-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25,504
Views: 2,522,849
Posted By GeneO

35.5 m i with about 920 feet in elevation. Nice...

35.5 m i with about 920 feet in elevation. Nice mid to high 80s but a bit windy. Good ride.
07-12-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By GeneO

A-main cycling has wide selection of hard to find...

A-main cycling has wide selection of hard to find parts.
07-12-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By GeneO

:eek:

:eek:
07-12-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By GeneO

Seems like the wrong forum. I would get a saddle...

Seems like the wrong forum. I would get a saddle width that fits my sitbones. No more, no less.
07-11-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25,504
Views: 2,522,849
Posted By GeneO

35 mi in mid to high 80F pretty clear day, Windy...

35 mi in mid to high 80F pretty clear day, Windy thouh- gusts in the mid to high 20 mph.
07-11-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By GeneO

Not my experience. On both bikes I have hydraulic...

Not my experience. On both bikes I have hydraulic disk brakes, they modulate well, and I can easily control how quickly I brake. Just another data point.
07-11-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,196
Posted By GeneO

I am a technology geek. I appreciate technology...

I am a technology geek. I appreciate technology from the human achievement and craftsmanship aspects. I have $4k and $5k bikes that I like to ride. I am no longer able to ride them fast though...
07-10-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,103
Posted By GeneO

^This Use my Halo in 95F+ and it keeps the...

^This
Use my Halo in 95F+ and it keeps the sweat out of my eyes fine. They have a sweat seal across the forehead that channels the seat away, I use this flavor:
...
07-09-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,239
Posted By GeneO

That's not new. It has been that way for some...

That's not new. It has been that way for some time. My bikes come with an assortment of service manuals for the components that are usually not a complete set. I just find any missing I need online....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 4,174,638
Posted By GeneO

Another Halo ...

Another Halo
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Some socks...
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