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09-18-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By chadtrent

Average resting is 60-62. Average riding is...

Average resting is 60-62. Average riding is around 130. Max is 193. When I was younger I would hit 205 regularly. No idea what it is when sleeping.
09-17-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 5,627
Posted By chadtrent

Apologies if this has been discussed earlier... ...

Apologies if this has been discussed earlier...

For stage 20, will they be riding TT bikes or regular bikes?
09-16-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,789
Posted By chadtrent

Yeah. I am average height I guess and I have...

Yeah. I am average height I guess and I have noticed that if I was much taller the bibs would probably be too short for me. I have never tried the tall model though.
09-09-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,789
Posted By chadtrent

Check out www.theblackbibs.com. They make great...

Check out www.theblackbibs.com. They make great stuff and they have sizes for us bigger guys.
09-09-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By chadtrent

I would contact Spinergy. They put no weight...

I would contact Spinergy. They put no weight limit on their wheels. I am closer to 300 pounds than to 200. I rode a set of Spinergy Z-Lites for over 2000 miles with no problems.

While it is true...
08-21-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By chadtrent

Personally I've always liked the Catrike trikes....

Personally I've always liked the Catrike trikes. I ride a regular 2 wheel bike and I've even thought about picking one up.

My mother in law has Parkinsons and she rode a Tomcat trike for a while....
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By chadtrent

Handlebar bag suggestions needed...

I'm looking for a handlebar bag. I don't need anything huge. This is for single day events. Not bikepacking or anything. I do want something that will fit between standard drop bars and still give me...
08-10-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By chadtrent

I agree 100%. A couple days ago I got on the...

I agree 100%. A couple days ago I got on the scale and saw the largest number I've ever seen in my life. Even though I've ridden twice as much this year as I have in any previous year. My average...
08-07-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By chadtrent

Personally, if you can deal with the bars, I...

Personally, if you can deal with the bars, I would suggest a Canyon Grail. Although I have to say I have owned 9 Specialized bikes over the last 12-13 years and have not had a single issue with any...
08-07-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By chadtrent

First things first - those are seat posts, not...

First things first - those are seat posts, not stems. Second, the offset is safe.

What you really should be concerned about is which seatpost is necessary to get your bike to fit you correctly....
08-06-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,441
Posted By chadtrent

Slow start to August, but hopefully that will...

Slow start to August, but hopefully that will change soon...

8/2 - 50.22 miles
07-16-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By chadtrent

What mount are you using for that?

What mount are you using for that?
07-15-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By chadtrent

Camera suggestions?

I'm looking for a camera to document rides with. Not necessarily one that will record accidents. Looking for something with better video quality. I know a lot of people use a GoPro. Is that the best...
07-15-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,226
Posted By chadtrent

I didn't either honestly. I bought mine for HR....

I didn't either honestly. I bought mine for HR. But was surprised when I uploaded the data that it tracked cadence too. I was skeptical at first but I got on my indoor bike which has an actual...
07-14-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,226
Posted By chadtrent

Does the Garmin strap do cadence too? I have the...

Does the Garmin strap do cadence too? I have the Wahoo strap and it does. I thought someone said the Garmin did too.
07-14-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By chadtrent

Yeah. The wheelset I'm looking at is centerlock....

Yeah. The wheelset I'm looking at is centerlock. The one currently on my bike is 6 bolt.


Thanks everyone for the replies.
07-14-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By chadtrent

Centerlock vs 6 bolt disc question...

I am sure this is probably a dumb question, but I'm new to the world of disc brakes...

My current bike has 6 bolt discs. If I get a new set of wheels with centerlock, aside from having to buy the...
07-06-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,507
Posted By chadtrent

To me "fake" is something like this -...

To me "fake" is something like this -...
06-24-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,507
Posted By chadtrent

I didn't read it that way. He mentioned...

I didn't read it that way. He mentioned "knockoff" frames from China. I assumed he meant the fake ones on Aliexpress, DHGate, etc.
06-24-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,507
Posted By chadtrent

This is true. But there can be a big difference...

This is true. But there can be a big difference in manufacturing quality between the big Chinese brands like Merida and Giant and these smaller companies that just do open mold frames.
06-23-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,011
Posted By chadtrent

Had a lot going on this month so not a lot of...

Had a lot going on this month so not a lot of time to ride. Was hoping to get 300 miles in this month but doesn't look like that will happen.

6/7 - 50.97 miles
6/13 - 29.29 miles

Should still...
06-23-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,507
Posted By chadtrent

A guy I ride with has a Chinese Bianchi. He...

A guy I ride with has a Chinese Bianchi. He bought the entire bike piece by piece from Aliexpress. The frame looks nice, but has given him a lot of trouble. The seatpost won't stay in place. He...
06-22-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By chadtrent

That's what I was wondering, but I wasn't sure if...

That's what I was wondering, but I wasn't sure if the possibility of rain was a bigger concern than the heat that builds up in cars on hot days.
06-22-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By chadtrent

Leaving your bike on the car all day?

My work schedule is finally at a point where I can ride during the week. There are some weeknight rides I want to do but they would require me going right from work. Is there anything I should be...
06-08-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,844
Posted By chadtrent

Just another thought - did you make sure the...

Just another thought - did you make sure the number of links in the old chain was the same as in the new chain? I have seen chains that are too long behave like you are describing.
06-08-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,184
Posted By chadtrent

I just bought a new bike, but my previous bike...

I just bought a new bike, but my previous bike was a 2008 model. The only thing I replaced on it was standard wear items like tires, chain, cassette, etc. I'm going to guess I had about 12-14k miles...
05-28-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,017
Posted By chadtrent

Broke my monthly goal over Memorial Day weekend....

Broke my monthly goal over Memorial Day weekend. Still on good pace to reach my yearly goals too I think.

Date - Miles - Feet of elevation
5/2/2020 - 26.94 - 1,680
5/3/2020 - 16.78 - 945...
05-27-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By chadtrent

The only real modification I made to mine was...

The only real modification I made to mine was changing the seat. I was getting a lot of perenial numbness with the stock seat.
05-27-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By chadtrent

I will just add this - before you try any major...

I will just add this - before you try any major dietary change, please see your doctor first.
05-26-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By chadtrent

For bibs I highly recommend these: ...

For bibs I highly recommend these:

https://www.theblackbibs.com/shop/bibs-shortin
05-26-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By chadtrent

Have you thought about something like this? ...

Have you thought about something like this?
https://www.primalwear.com/collections/masks-maskas/products/u-s-army-maska
05-23-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,017
Posted By chadtrent

Date Distance Feet 2-May 26.94 ...

Date Distance Feet
2-May 26.94 1,680
3-May 16.78 945
4-May 15.02 495
6-May 15.27 591
7-May 14.16 774
8-May 6.09 554
9-May 22.85 1,355
11-May ...
05-14-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By chadtrent

Iím pretty sure heís over 242 so I guess we will...

Iím pretty sure heís over 242 so I guess we will see how well it holds up.
05-14-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By chadtrent

A guy I ride with just got this one:...

A guy I ride with just got this one: https://redshiftsports.com/shockstop-suspension-seatpost He loves it. I've never ridden it but he swears he will never ride anything else.
05-14-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,936
Posted By chadtrent

I don't necessarily think tubeless is "better"....

I don't necessarily think tubeless is "better". Well, on mountain bikes I definitely do, and on gravel bikes. On the road I have never had a flat problem anyways. I will say that I like tubeless...
05-11-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,224
Posted By chadtrent

I drink hot tea, but not much iced. Although I do...

I drink hot tea, but not much iced. Although I do enjoy some every now and then. For me personally when I'm riding I can't take anything with much taste at all. Especially when it's hot. I do drink...
05-11-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,936
Posted By chadtrent

I'm just posting from my personal experience. If...

I'm just posting from my personal experience. If you want to say I'm wrong then by all means say I'm wrong. It won't be the first time I've been wrong. I mean you did break a hub that was known to be...
05-11-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,528
Posted By chadtrent

For 10 years I rode Mavic Aksium 24/20. Highest...

For 10 years I rode Mavic Aksium 24/20. Highest weight was 282. I have three sets of these wheels on three different bikes. Never had the first issue with them.

Recently got a new bike that has DT...
05-11-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,936
Posted By chadtrent

I am larger than you and rode Mavic Aksiums...

I am larger than you and rode Mavic Aksiums (24/20 spokes) for 10 years before I got my new bike. Zero issues with them. Only reason I don't any more is I got a new bike with through axles and they...
05-11-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By chadtrent

Just wanted to say thanks. The rear derailleur...

Just wanted to say thanks. The rear derailleur was the culprit.
05-10-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By chadtrent

Yes. And not bragging but I have pretty strong...

Yes. And not bragging but I have pretty strong legs too. 30 years of playing hockey will do that for you. Used to be able to squat 550 8 times.
05-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By chadtrent

The small chainring would be too small. I really...

The small chainring would be too small. I really notice it on one particular hill on my way home from rides. I climb it at about 15-16 mph. And itís flat before and after it. Doesnít really make...
05-10-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By chadtrent

Well considering there are no Canyon dealers it...

Well considering there are no Canyon dealers it may be a little difficult.
05-09-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By chadtrent

The Specialized rep I talked to a few months ago...

The Specialized rep I talked to a few months ago said there really are no weight limits on their frames. Components may have a limit. Suspension most likely because they are valved for certain weight...
05-09-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By chadtrent

Hmm. I hadnít thought of that. Itís shifting...

Hmm. I hadnít thought of that. Itís shifting fine. Has to adjust the limit screw on the front because it was starting to rub in the 52/11 but I havenít looked at the rear one. But Iíll take a look at...
05-09-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By chadtrent

Clunking sound

I have a 2020 Canyon Endurace. Has about 200 miles on it. The last coupe rides Iíve started to get a clunking sound when I pedal. it makes the sound in time with crank rotation. Does it mainly in the...
05-09-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,017
Posted By chadtrent

Unintentionally took some time off in...

Unintentionally took some time off in March/April, so I'm just now getting back into it. With May being bike month, I had hoped to ride every day. That didn't happen, so now I'm just hoping to ride...
05-09-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,054
Posted By chadtrent

Just picked up my first new bike in 12 years. It...

Just picked up my first new bike in 12 years. It replaced my trusty Tarmac that has served me faithfully for over a decade. But it was time to retire it and move on to something current. Honestly...
04-17-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By chadtrent

I'm in the middle of a regression right now. Got...

I'm in the middle of a regression right now. Got sick in February (respiratory infection, not the covid). Took about three weeks to kick it but somewhere along the line I reaggrivated an old hockey...
03-20-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,839
Posted By chadtrent

I'd be interested in knowing how well they hold...

I'd be interested in knowing how well they hold up. I'm assuming that like any foam type product it would deteriorate over time. I'm sure it would outlast the rubber on tires though so it may be a...
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