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Forum: Recumbent
07-19-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By kingston

This probably also explains why one of my...

This probably also explains why one of my randonneuring buddies is having such a hard time transitioning to a DF. He's very fast on his recumbent, and we have cycled thousands of km's together. He...
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By kingston

The bike came with a seat bag that holds a fair...

The bike came with a seat bag that holds a fair amount of stuff, and I don't normally need access to stuff other than water bottles while I'm on the bike. As I mentioned earlier, I'm likely in the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By kingston

I found the mounting points and mounted a pair of...

I found the mounting points and mounted a pair of Blackburn Chicanes because I had an extra set lying around. I can swap them with the Iris cages I have on another bike if I find myself losing...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,895
Posted By kingston

Here you go! The Million Meters of Milk...

Here you go!

The Million Meters of Milk (http://www.greatlakesrando.org/our-calendar/million-meters-and-green-bay-getaway) is a cloverleaf 1,000k with a home-base in Green Bay
Day 1 271 miles...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By kingston

One more thing. Recommendations on water bottle...

One more thing. Recommendations on water bottle cages? Since they are hanging upside-down, I wondered if there was anything I needed to watch out for. Do people use side-loaders? Seems like that...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By kingston

I have some nice 559 touring wheels with a 135mm...

I have some nice 559 touring wheels with a 135mm rear OLD that might work. Do you happen to know if the 2009 Strada has 132.5mm rear spacing? I see that some of the other Bacchetta frames do, but I...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By kingston

Sounds like a great rando bike, kinda ok at...

Sounds like a great rando bike, kinda ok at everything. Limited choices on 650c tires these days, but otherwise seems quite good for long distance.


That's how I roll. :recum:

I just finished...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By kingston

What do I wear?

I picked up a 2009 Bacchetta Strada yesterday that my wife saw on the local FB marketplace for $350 which I considered too good to pass up. Seller said it only has about 500 miles. I'm planning to...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,895
Posted By kingston

Just finished this ride last night. The route was...

Just finished this ride last night. The route was fantastic, the weather was perfect, and the volunteers were phenomenal.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By kingston

Hauling a backpack on a multi-day ride is not...

Hauling a backpack on a multi-day ride is not something I would ever consider. I would get a rack with panniers or an easily removable trunk bag like the arkel trailrider. Although a bit of a pain to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,228
Posted By kingston

Not using any sunscreen is likely more harmful...

Not using any sunscreen is likely more harmful than using chemical sunscreen, but there is some evidence that chemical sunscreen isn't good for you. There is also very little data confirming that it...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,738
Posted By kingston

In my experience drum brakes work well enough and...

In my experience drum brakes work well enough and are A LOT less maintenance than disks. If the goal is less maintenance with adequate stopping power, I'd go drums over disks.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,738
Posted By kingston

I have a bike with an SA X-RD3 rear and an X-FDD...

I have a bike with an SA X-RD3 rear and an X-FDD front. Nothing like the mileage of the others on here, but I've been happy with the setup.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By kingston

I rode a 600k in the Driftless a few weeks ago....

I rode a 600k in the Driftless a few weeks ago. RWGPS said 21,347 and the two guys I rode with had 26,641 & 26,490 which is almost 25% more. My GPS doesn't keep track of elevation, but I could tell...
07-01-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,040
Posted By kingston

Same thing happens to me when I'm not running...

Same thing happens to me when I'm not running lights. Does my lack of a strobe light cause distracted drivers to suddenly pay attention to the road in front of them?
07-01-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,040
Posted By kingston

It will take a mountain of evidence to ever...

It will take a mountain of evidence to ever convince me that there is any safety benefit at all to daytime use of a flashing headlight on a bicycle, and so far I haven't seen any. Strobe lights on...
06-30-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By kingston

Kids outgrow bikes. That's just the way it goes....

Kids outgrow bikes. That's just the way it goes. Get one that will fit this summer and get another one next summer if she outgrows it. Used bikes is a great way to go if you know what you're looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,228
Posted By kingston

I wear a rash guard under my jersey most of the...

I wear a rash guard under my jersey most of the time unless it's really hot. I got a few Dr. Skin shirts that I like ok.
06-26-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,040
Posted By kingston

Must be a very personal thing. Bright enough for...

Must be a very personal thing. Bright enough for me is apparently a lot less than most people. I don't use a headlight for commuting since there is enough light for me to see where I'm going, and I...
Replies: 56
Views: 3,912
Posted By kingston

I'm a big fan of CFB's bike food. 7:1 by weight...

I'm a big fan of CFB's bike food. 7:1 by weight maltodextrin:Gold Standard Whey protein powder.


I forgot my wallet on a 600k last weekend and had to borrow money from a couple other riders at...
Replies: 127
Views: 11,203
Posted By kingston

Despite finishing a full series already this...

Despite finishing a full series already this year, I let the deadline pass yesterday without registering so I'm out. Maybe next time. I'll be watching to see how much fun everyone else has.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By kingston

Confirmed Saturday night/Sunday morning that the...

Confirmed Saturday night/Sunday morning that the hatclip light is definitely waterproof. :thumb:
06-14-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By kingston

Velomine has this set...

Velomine has this set (http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=122_362&products_id=4942) that's basic but functional

Rose has several decent rim brake heelsets...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,459
Posted By kingston

Voler Black Label and PI Pro are there best...

Voler Black Label and PI Pro are there best endurance chamois I have used. I haven't tried everything of course. I have a pair of the Boure Elite bibs that are supposed to be designed for long...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,309
Posted By kingston

This is pretty much why I don't worry too much...

This is pretty much why I don't worry too much about how light my bikes are. I have no idea what my FTP is, but I'm fairly certain I'd fall into the "No" category.

That said, there's nothing wrong...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,919
Posted By kingston

On the brevets I ride most people still run tubes...

On the brevets I ride most people still run tubes for exactly the reasons joewein describes.
Replies: 23
Views: 3,145
Posted By kingston

You might consider attempting a 24 hour 600k or a...

You might consider attempting a 24 hour 600k or a 24 hour race first to see if you can do it. I can ride a 300k at about the same pace as your double, but I have never been able to come even close to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,309
Posted By kingston

I stopped thinking about bike parts as an...

I stopped thinking about bike parts as an investment a while ago. If it makes me happy, I just buy it. You gotta spend your money on something.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,309
Posted By kingston

Since you've already reached the point of extreme...

Since you've already reached the point of extreme diminishing marginal returns, you're going to have to spend a lot to get a little. I would do it if having a light bike was important to me, but my...
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By kingston

One just sold in Chicago for $650 ...

One just sold in Chicago for $650
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1171576-1990-miyata-1000lt.html
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By kingston

I use one of these little hatclip lights...

I use one of these little hatclip lights...
05-17-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,423
Posted By kingston

Well that is embarrassing. My sincerest apologies

Well that is embarrassing. My sincerest apologies
05-17-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,423
Posted By kingston

As I said, my intent was correct the...

As I said, my intent was correct the mis-information in your original post not to be helpful to you. I guess it's not surprising that you were offended by that. Thank you for your feedback on my...
05-17-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,423
Posted By kingston

The fact that the VO headsets come with a split...

The fact that the VO headsets come with a split crown race is not an opinion, and I'm not posting for your benefit since you already have a different crown race. I'm posting for anyone else who might...
05-17-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,423
Posted By kingston

You were making factually incorrect claims. I'm...

You were making factually incorrect claims. I'm sorry you thought it was rude.
05-17-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,423
Posted By kingston

Your fork had nothing to do with it. Installation...

Your fork had nothing to do with it. Installation instructions for the split crown race were included with my VO headset, so I assume they were with yours too. Apparently your mechanic isn't as...
05-17-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,423
Posted By kingston

It's not broken. It's a split race.

It's not broken. It's a split race.
05-17-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,824
Posted By kingston

My guess is that the vast majority of cyclists...

My guess is that the vast majority of cyclists keep very little spare parts inventory beyond a spare tube. I know plenty of people who don't do any of their own maintenance and take the bike to the...
Replies: 34
Views: 2,539
Posted By kingston

I'm done buying bikes that don't have rim brakes...

I'm done buying bikes that don't have rim brakes and a triple, so there's my vote.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,168
Posted By kingston

I agree. I've been searching for used bikes on CL...

I agree. I've been searching for used bikes on CL and haven't found anything near that nice for under $250.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,168
Posted By kingston

We don't have any bike co-ops on the north-shore...

We don't have any bike co-ops on the north-shore of Chicago. I'll probably just end up buying something off craigslist.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,168
Posted By kingston

I've got nothing against a used bike. I've been...

I've got nothing against a used bike. I've been riding the same beater-commuter since I graduated college in 1992. I just came across that raleigh in my search and thought I'd share it here.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,168
Posted By kingston

According to the Amazon reviews, everything about...

According to the Amazon reviews, everything about that raleigh tourist is super cheap. My daughter is moving off campus and needs a bike the last two years of college, so I've been looking for...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,168
Posted By kingston

The Raleigh Tourist...

The Raleigh Tourist (https://www.raleighusa.com/tourist) seems to check a lot of your boxes and it's only $250 right now.
05-11-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 159,755
Posted By kingston

I liked my Aspin so much when it was new that I...

I liked my Aspin so much when it was new that I got an Aravis for another bike. What you call broken in I call worn out. I don't think it's that comfortable anymore, so I'm still trying to decide if...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,168
Posted By kingston

My coaster brake works great if that's a concern...

My coaster brake works great if that's a concern of yours. Regarding that priority, I wouldn't have a commuter without fenders, and belt drive seems like a gimmick to me. Chains last a long time on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,556
Posted By kingston

I never noticed that I had to do this until I got...

I never noticed that I had to do this until I got a compact crank a few years ago. It came with my first set of brifters, which are campagnolo, and I still think it's annoying.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,168
Posted By kingston

My commute is a little over a mile to the train...

My commute is a little over a mile to the train station. I ride a beach cruiser (https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VxFIGJb2Z3Q/VuNPTl-MfBI/AAAAAAAAnRM/DXgGeFE_kKMYgeQivJhrNOkNh3iPx8Btw/s1600/IMG_0196.JPG)...
05-09-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,602
Posted By kingston

Got me thinking maybe I could do the same thing...

Got me thinking maybe I could do the same thing with p-clips, but then it would be a big hassle to remove the bag from the bike.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,286
Posted By kingston

For commuting I like a rain jacket that fits a...

For commuting I like a rain jacket that fits a little large so I can wear it over other jackets depending on the weather. I also like to wear rain pants and waterproof boots when it rains and all...
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