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10-07-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By TXBDan

Actually, moving the bar that contacts the tire...

Actually, moving the bar that contacts the tire down a notch on the rear did the trick for rear rack clearance. Works great that way. I haven't tried that lower position on my mountain bike yet, but...
09-30-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By TXBDan

Wow, 25mm internal? At that point 29" XC mountain...

Wow, 25mm internal? At that point 29" XC mountain bike wheels are worth a look.

I got some hand build DT350+DT RR481s for $475 from colorado cyclist. Real solid wheelset for the buck. I weigh...
09-27-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By TXBDan

1Up/tray style racks and bikes with racks/fenders

Hey all,

I recently got a 1 Up bike rack and while it's quite great, particularly with my mountain bike, but I didn't realize what a PITA it would be with my road bikes. My main road bike has a...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By TXBDan

That's me. I started this summer but still only...

That's me. I started this summer but still only ride 2-3 times a week (9miles each way). My ride on Tuesday got a little sketchy in the dim lighting. I had only my rear blinkie on and a hiviz tshirt....
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,072
Posted By TXBDan

Ha! I was actually at REI holding that pack in my...

Ha! I was actually at REI holding that pack in my hand last night. I wasn't quite sure what they were. I guess they are just little strips of tape. Do they stay stuck/attached well?
09-26-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,836
Posted By TXBDan

maybe a G-One Speed? I run them in 38mm tubeless...

maybe a G-One Speed? I run them in 38mm tubeless on 85% road and they're great. Very compliant and comfy tire. Pretty snappy too.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,078
Posted By TXBDan

I'm a big fan as well. There is such a thing...

I'm a big fan as well.

There is such a thing as TOO bright a blinkie at night. Prob less so during the day.

I just got some Bontrager Ion/Flare 200 lights that I like a lot because they change...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,072
Posted By TXBDan

What side/spoke lighting/reflectors do you like?

I'm looking to brigten up my profile view now that it's getting dark during the commutes. I currently have front and rear blinkies, another brighter constant front light, and a rear helmet light that...
Forum: Northeast
09-26-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8,437
Views: 936,157
Posted By TXBDan

I was driving today, but saw a motorcycle cop...

I was driving today, but saw a motorcycle cop pull over a cyclist on Mass Ave today. Near Mass Ave and Bates St., a few blocks down from Lake St. I didn't quite see it, but i think he ran the red...
08-27-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,550
Posted By TXBDan

Interesting. I have an aluminum Checkpoint ALR5...

Interesting. I have an aluminum Checkpoint ALR5 and will have to to take a look for this. It probably has a simplier bottom bracket geometry, though. I have found that a Garmin cadence sensor will...
08-27-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By TXBDan

I have a pair that are a little too big and i...

I have a pair that are a little too big and i notice that the pad bunches up in weird ways. They're also not as compression'y.

I also have an old pair of nice multi-colored bibs from when i was...
08-27-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By TXBDan

Knowing nothing else, i'd put someone 6' on a...

Knowing nothing else, i'd put someone 6' on a Large first. You probably are on the border, so there might not be a wrong answer, only preference. The pros with a smaller frame is that you'll feel...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,437
Views: 936,157
Posted By TXBDan

Great trip report and pics! Saturday i rode...

Great trip report and pics!

Saturday i rode out from Davis out to Concord on the minuteman and to Walden Pond and back. What an absolutely perfect day. A good little ride for me, I'm mostly a...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By TXBDan

That would be so fun, we've definitely talked...

That would be so fun, we've definitely talked about that trip. This particular group has varying experience levels and i'm afraid it'd be too much for our collective legs. I think we're going to do...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By TXBDan

I just discovered the Cross New Hampshire...

I just discovered the Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail. This might do the trick!
08-22-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,967
Posted By TXBDan

If slower people are properly on the right side...

If slower people are properly on the right side of the trail i simply pass at a reasonable speed. A speed i'd pass my grandmother at! If someone is in the way on the left side, i say "on your left"...
08-22-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By TXBDan

Interesting. I hadn't heard of them either until...

Interesting. I hadn't heard of them either until i did their Strava challenge and got a $50 coupon. Perhaps i'll check it otu.
Forum: Northeast
08-22-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By TXBDan

Recommendations for quick gravel/mountain "pack" trip?

Hey all,

Some friends and I are planning a trip for somewhere in eastern Mass, southern VT, NH, etc. We're looking to spend a day riding from a starting point to a destination that is a cabin,...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8,437
Views: 936,157
Posted By TXBDan

Probably not news to many, but i recently changed...

Probably not news to many, but i recently changed my commute up to take me along the Alewife Greenway Path that runs alongside Alewife Brook Parkway/16 through Cambridge. That's a nice little path....
08-12-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By TXBDan

An internally geared hub might be an option.

An internally geared hub might be an option.
08-12-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,124
Posted By TXBDan

You want to carry all the speed you can up a...

You want to carry all the speed you can up a hill. Don't slow yourself just to downshift and don't downshift too soon. Once on the hill and speeds start dropping, just momentarily ease up on the...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8,437
Views: 936,157
Posted By TXBDan

Is there a way to get across 95 on the MCRT near...

Is there a way to get across 95 on the MCRT near 117?
https://www.tkmaps.com/MCRT/

It still shows red here, but i'm not sure how up to date this is.
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,437
Views: 936,157
Posted By TXBDan

Are any of you guys on strava or garmin connect?...

Are any of you guys on strava or garmin connect? I'd like to see your routes! :)
08-09-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By TXBDan

Any comparisons with Rock n Roll Gold? That's...

Any comparisons with Rock n Roll Gold? That's what i use, but only because the LBS said it was good.
Forum: Northeast
08-07-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8,437
Views: 936,157
Posted By TXBDan

Thanks for the reports and pics, guys. They're...

Thanks for the reports and pics, guys. They're really fueling my adventure spirit! This weekend i'll dig through this thread and make one of the trips. I had no idea much of this existed.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By TXBDan

I converted last week. The setup was simple using...

I converted last week. The setup was simple using DT Swiss RR481 rims and Schwalbe G-One Speed tires. I used soapy water to get them to seat, but i only used a regular floor pump. Took maybe 5min per...
07-30-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By TXBDan

I think filling it with glue/shoe goo or...

I think filling it with glue/shoe goo or something, putting a patch behind it, and running it in the rear would be pretty darn solid.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,918
Posted By TXBDan

rim brakes (everything now is disc) quick...

rim brakes (everything now is disc)
quick release axles (most bikes now are thruaxle)
steel fork (most now are carbon)
130-135mm rear hub spacing (most now are 142mm)
not as many mount points as...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,050
Posted By TXBDan

I thought i already replied with this, but i...

I thought i already replied with this, but i guess not.

Daytime running lights! Especially the rear blinkie, keep it on day and night.

The Trek ABCs sum it up nicely:...
07-29-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,101
Posted By TXBDan

Another falls to Amazon.

Another falls to Amazon.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,918
Posted By TXBDan

Yeh. My larger point is that its overpriced for...

Yeh. My larger point is that its overpriced for the really outdated build that it has. "Enthusiasts" know that crosscheck is a cool frame with a lot of flexibility, but anyone new to the market would...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,918
Posted By TXBDan

Probably a **** ton. No wants a freaking bar end...

Probably a **** ton. No wants a freaking bar end shifter.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,041
Posted By TXBDan

You know what's better than riding to work? Not...

You know what's better than riding to work? Not having to go to work.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,918
Posted By TXBDan

Isn't a Straggler pretty much a disc Crosscheck...

Isn't a Straggler pretty much a disc Crosscheck with thru-axles?
07-26-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,684
Posted By TXBDan

I recently rode most of those bikes, except the...

I recently rode most of those bikes, except the Giant. In addition i rode a Jamis Renegade and Surly Straggler. I ended up choosing a Checkpoint ALR5. I wanted the good spec and didn't feel the need...
07-25-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By TXBDan

I recently installed the same bag on my gray...

I recently installed the same bag on my gray Trek. hah. It's working out very well. I normally drop my clothes/shoes and other big stuff off at work ahead time so i use this to simply carry...
Forum: Northeast
07-24-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,693
Posted By TXBDan

Ah the great cannoli debate. I've had three...

Ah the great cannoli debate. I've had three groups of friends/family visit and with each of them we did blind taste tests. We even made score cards once with a big group. We tried like four...
07-24-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,079
Posted By TXBDan

I used this method but with the foil on a...

I used this method but with the foil on a carpeted stair in my house. It worked amazingly well. I had no idea what my sit bones looked like...
07-24-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By TXBDan

Ha, i should add that i no longer have any other...

Ha, i should add that i no longer have any other road bikes (or their saddles) and my only other bike is a mountain bike. It has a comfy saddle, but its also a more padded mountain bike type saddle...
07-24-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By TXBDan

Figuring out whats wrong with my saddle fit

Hi all,

I got a new bike, a Trek Checkpoint ALR5, and it comes with a Bontrager Montrose Comp saddle, 138mm wide. I've never given much thought to saddles as none really bothered me, but this one...
07-24-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By TXBDan

Two water bottles in cages. One regular one for...

Two water bottles in cages. One regular one for drinking, one with a spray top for spraying... ?
Forum: Northeast
07-22-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8,437
Views: 936,157
Posted By TXBDan

Yeh the weather psyched me out a bit, too. I...

Yeh the weather psyched me out a bit, too. I thought it was supposed to rain all day so i didn't ride to work. Turns out it would have been perfect at commuting times.
Forum: Northeast
07-21-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,693
Posted By TXBDan

JimFromBoston, by "have" do you mean you guys own...

JimFromBoston, by "have" do you mean you guys own those restaurants? Which are they if you don't mind? I need more Malden recommendations as we don't visit there often enough. I keep hearing about...
Forum: Northeast
07-21-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,693
Posted By TXBDan

Sam Adams tour is good, but its a bit out of the...

Sam Adams tour is good, but its a bit out of the way. If going there you could maybe include Jamaica Plain or Brookline in the tour. There are so many good microbreweries around. Definitely check out...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,693
Posted By TXBDan

Jim from Boston, can you elaborate on some of the...

Jim from Boston, can you elaborate on some of the spots you've hit on your tours? I'm always looking for new things to to do. I first moved to Brookline 10yrs ago, gf lived in Allston so hung out...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,693
Posted By TXBDan

Yeh, you can cover a good bit of ground on foot...

Yeh, you can cover a good bit of ground on foot in an day-evening. I've done a couple visitor trips walking from Fenway (Bleacher Bar is cool, its under the outfield seats at field level and there's...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8,437
Views: 936,157
Posted By TXBDan

Thanks to Rod's post, i decided to check out the...

Thanks to Rod's post, i decided to check out the Bike to Sea Trail today. I parked at Metro Rock in Everett and rode all the way to Bentwater Brewery in Lynn. It was pretty great, i didn't realize it...
07-19-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,956
Posted By TXBDan

Yeh, that's what i'm thinking too. Thanks!

Yeh, that's what i'm thinking too. Thanks!
07-18-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,956
Posted By TXBDan

Has anyone gone too far with flare and regretted...

Has anyone gone too far with flare and regretted it? My bike (Trek Checkpoint) is 85% commuter/pavement, but i'm interested in some shallower drop bars and like the idea of the flare ergonomically as...
07-14-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,916
Posted By TXBDan

I've been commuting and riding around on my new...

I've been commuting and riding around on my new ALR5 for the past few weeks. Really liking this bike! Its a little more fun and racey than some of the other gravel bikes i test road.

I must say, i...
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