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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 267
Posted By NoWhammies

Thank you/ Just asking to know what...

Thank you/



Just asking to know what I'm getting in to if I were to purchase a Specialized bike. Am I locked in to their system, for example.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 267
Posted By NoWhammies

Do Specialized road bikes have proprietary parts?

I seem to recall hearing over coffee/beer/whatever that Specialized uses proprietary components on their bikes, forcing you to purchase Specialized gear/parts. Is this true? When I spec them out...
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By NoWhammies

I think coopman hit the nail on the head. My cat...

I think coopman hit the nail on the head. My cat is just showing me who's boss. And the fact she has now decided to flake across my lap, thereby stopping me from effectively typing, pretty much...
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By NoWhammies

Working from home today - cat is going crazy

I decided to work from home today and my cat is going crazy. Running all over the place. Sounds like a pack of horses is in the house. This makes me wonder. Does she do this when I'm at the office...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By NoWhammies

What is the best time of year to get a deal/buy a new bike?

I'd like to surprise Mrs. NoWhammies by taking her out and buying her a new bike. I'd like to maximize my purchasing power (obviously) so I'm wondering if there is a best time of the year to buy a...
07-18-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 976
Posted By NoWhammies

Shotblocks for me. I also hydrate as much as...

Shotblocks for me. I also hydrate as much as possible. And while I don't drink the stuff at any other time, if I'm suffering and I ride past a Kwik-E-Mart I'll pop in and purchase a can of Coke.
07-17-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By NoWhammies

Thanks. Your Google-Foo is stronger than mine. ...

Thanks. Your Google-Foo is stronger than mine. Much appreciated.
07-17-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,047
Posted By NoWhammies

Thanks for the excellent explanation Skipjacks. ...

Thanks for the excellent explanation Skipjacks. Maybe I'll stick with ProLink for a bit then.
07-17-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By NoWhammies

I'll be wearing my Ride 542 socks on the day of...

I'll be wearing my Ride 542 socks on the day of the race/ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,949
Posted By NoWhammies

Do you apply updates to your Di2 whenever an...

Do you apply updates to your Di2 whenever an update is released? I ask because I have not updated my Di2 since purchasing my bike. Right now the Di2 system is working well, and I worry that...
07-17-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By NoWhammies

How to export ALL activities from Garmin Connect. Anyone know how?

Does anyone know if it is possible to export all the activities in the Garmin Connect account to an XLS file? I am able to export one screen's worth of activities at a time, but I want ALL of my...
07-17-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,047
Posted By NoWhammies

Skipjacks so what's the verdict? Are you happy...

Skipjacks so what's the verdict? Are you happy with your switch? Are you sticking with it?

I have been using Pro Link for a long time now, and I'm just so-so with it. A friend of mine years ago...
07-17-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By NoWhammies

Yup. I'll be there! Love that ride.

Yup. I'll be there! Love that ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By NoWhammies

I was looking for Synthe when I was going my...

I was looking for Synthe when I was going my helmet shopping. I had a hell of a time finding one because I'd been told the helmet had been discontinued and replaced by (I forget the name). If that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,218
Posted By NoWhammies

jim_pridx those are some amazing looking guitars....

jim_pridx those are some amazing looking guitars. Excellent work! Are you selling them, or is it a hobby of passion?
07-15-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By NoWhammies

As I am replacing items I start tracking them in...

As I am replacing items I start tracking them in Garmin Connect. Battery on the powermeter, brake pads, etc. I am also tracking items for interest. For example I bought a new helmet, so I'm...
07-15-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,985
Posted By NoWhammies

66.35k. My legs are done! I planned on doing...

66.35k. My legs are done! I planned on doing hill climbs and some interval work but I just didn't have it in me. Still was good to get out and ride.
07-15-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By NoWhammies

Sounds like a pretty decent ride. The link...

Sounds like a pretty decent ride. The link busygizmo posted gives a pretty good look in to the ride. Very cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,688,327
Posted By NoWhammies

Only done one ride in the helmet so far, but I do...

Only done one ride in the helmet so far, but I do like the fit. My noggin feels really well protected.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,688,327
Posted By NoWhammies

Time for a helmet upgrade. Kask Mojito ...

Time for a helmet upgrade. Kask Mojito

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07-15-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By NoWhammies

I don't have any advice for you. I know, I...

I don't have any advice for you. I know, I know...

But, I have found this website to be a good wealth of information: https://di2center.com/

Hope it helps.
07-15-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,613
Posted By NoWhammies

Hmm. I'm one of those people who are wiping...

Hmm. I'm one of those people who are wiping their chain with a paper towel. Although I do lube the chain afterwards.
07-15-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,985
Posted By NoWhammies

76k this afternoon with Mrs. NoWhammies. Sun. ...

76k this afternoon with Mrs. NoWhammies. Sun. Light wind. Topped off with a cold beer at the end of the ride.
07-15-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By NoWhammies

Anyone tracking gear usage?

Garmin Connect has this feature/component that allows you to track gear usage. As I've been replacing components on my bike (brake pads, rotors, saddle, power meter battery) I am tracking their...
07-15-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By NoWhammies

Can someone give me a bit of background on the...

Can someone give me a bit of background on the ride? I went to the link/website looking for elevation profiles/information but couldn't find anything. What's the grade like? Is the ride marked, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By NoWhammies

Awesome ride today, for the most part anyway. ...

Awesome ride today, for the most part anyway. 135k. Mostly flat. Weather started out cloudy, then some light rain that managed to get everything wet and create a nice paste of dirt to grind the...
07-13-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By NoWhammies

Thank you Sapperc. I recently purchased the EL...

Thank you Sapperc. I recently purchased the EL chain, but when doing a search online I kept coming up with SL comments/reviews. Anyway. Thanks. Very helpful.
07-13-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,985
Posted By NoWhammies

Rode 135k today with Mrs. NoWhammies. Nothing...

Rode 135k today with Mrs. NoWhammies. Nothing too crazy. Just some flats. Some rain. A good coffee treat. Then back home. Great way to spend Saturday.
07-12-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By NoWhammies

Differences between KMC X11SL and KMC X11EL

I've done some Google searching and I can't find an answer. Hoping someone here can help me out.

What is the difference between KMC X11SL and KMC X11EL chains? And what about the KMC X11L?

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,218
Posted By NoWhammies

Why the unhappy face? Building guitars sounds...

Why the unhappy face? Building guitars sounds pretty damn cool to me. Then again, I haven't lost a garage!



Yeah, I'm in to photography too and I find the crossover between cameras and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,688,327
Posted By NoWhammies

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:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,688,327
Posted By NoWhammies

Great...Now that's going to be going through my...

Great...Now that's going to be going through my mind and I give my bike the beans when I spin up a climb or what have you...Maybe I should have stuck with my tried and true Shimano chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,218
Posted By NoWhammies

Gear Acquisition Syndrome - Anyone Catching it?

In photography there's a term called GAS. Stands for Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Happens when photographers see a new lens/light/stop/whatever and just keep buying and buying. Either because they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,688,327
Posted By NoWhammies

jadocs not to my knowledge. I believe it is just...

jadocs not to my knowledge. I believe it is just a gold coloured chain.
07-09-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,985
Posted By NoWhammies

66k. Did some hill interval workouts. Then the...

66k. Did some hill interval workouts. Then the rain came and I had zero energy left to drag my butt home. I made it home before the downpour started, but I still got wet. Boo.
07-09-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,613
Posted By NoWhammies

Sounds like I need to stock up on some quick...

Sounds like I need to stock up on some quick links...I believe the recommendation is not to re-use them, correct?
07-09-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By NoWhammies

jadocs out of curiosity, do you wash your greased...

jadocs out of curiosity, do you wash your greased up t-shirts or toss them? And if you do wash them, do you have any concerns about getting grease inside the washing machine?
07-08-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,720
Posted By NoWhammies

60k tonight with Mrs. NoWhammies. We focused on...

60k tonight with Mrs. NoWhammies. We focused on rollers tonight. Didn't work it too hard, so made the most of the nice night weather. Saw LOADS of cyclists out. I think everyone wanted to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,688,327
Posted By NoWhammies

Just placed the order. Hopefully will arrive in...

Just placed the order. Hopefully will arrive in a couple of days.

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By NoWhammies

noodle soup and WhyFi I just wanted to circle...

noodle soup and WhyFi I just wanted to circle back and let you know that I took the valve core out, cleaned it up as best I could, and then re-inserted it. This seems to have solved my air loss...
07-08-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,985
Posted By NoWhammies

60k of rollers after work with Mrs. NoWhammies. ...

60k of rollers after work with Mrs. NoWhammies. We took our time and just enjoyed the ride. So while it wasn't a very quick ride, it was nice all the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,284
Views: 276,334
Posted By NoWhammies

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07-07-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,720
Posted By NoWhammies

Went out for a ride yesterday, hoping to beat the...

Went out for a ride yesterday, hoping to beat the rain. I didn't. Luckily I had my net jacket with me. The jacket worked out great. Kept my warm and dry for the remaining 2.4hrs of my ride. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 306,425
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,315
Posted By NoWhammies

TimothyH your timing is fortuitous! I used this...

TimothyH your timing is fortuitous! I used this jacket for the first time yesterday as I was out for a ride and became caught in a light drizzle that turned in to a light shower.

My first...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By NoWhammies

I too like the look of the Mojito - although I...

I too like the look of the Mojito - although I have yet to try one on - but am curious as to why they are on sale right now. Is Kask discontinuing them?

I'm also considering a Synthe - not to...
07-07-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By NoWhammies

I have to double check, but I'm 99% sure I'm use...

I have to double check, but I'm 99% sure I'm use Pledge Multi Surface. I spray the product on a micro fibre cloth and then cloth down the my matte black bike. I'm happy with the results. In fact I...
07-07-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By NoWhammies

DrIsotope I have IceTech rotors on my bike and...

DrIsotope I have IceTech rotors on my bike and the make TONS of noise when wet. When dry they are quiet, but man. Add a bit of water and you can hear my stopping from blocks away.

I'm impressed...
07-07-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,985
Posted By NoWhammies

102k. I tried to get out and back before the...

102k. I tried to get out and back before the rain hit but I failed. So the bike and I all got wet. And of course the grime of the road changed in to a nice paste that just ground the gears. Good...
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