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08-23-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,842
Posted By dbf909

Very Nice... Last Sunday I rode south from...

Very Nice...

Last Sunday I rode south from my place down into the Park (Canaveral National Seashore), all the way to the end and back. Including the Eldora loop and a couple of other sidetracks...
07-15-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,842
Posted By dbf909

Nice ride. I've been going to Daytona since...

Nice ride.

I've been going to Daytona since the early 60's with my family for summer vacation. Then in '84 I moved to South FL and have lived here ever since. However, I bought a place on the...
07-15-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,842
Posted By dbf909

I ride New Smyrna Beach between Ponce Inlet and...

I ride New Smyrna Beach between Ponce Inlet and Canaveral National Seashore on a regular basis. Early mornings are best to avoid the heat in the summer and the wind can get rather stiff later in the...
06-05-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,697
Posted By dbf909

Great trails in the Tampa area. They have a few...

Great trails in the Tampa area. They have a few more "hills" than we do down south. I did demo a Blur (along with Tallboy 3, Hightower LT, and 5010) a couple of months ago at two different Parks...
06-04-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,697
Posted By dbf909

So the Giant 2018 Trance 3 Listed for $2350 and...

So the Giant 2018 Trance 3 Listed for $2350 and has some noteable differences over and above the HH1. While the Drivetrain is Shimano Deore 1x10 which is essentially the same as the HH1 and the...
06-04-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,697
Posted By dbf909

About a year ago I looked seriously at both of...

About a year ago I looked seriously at both of these models in addition to a few others. In general, the Trance is a bit higher spec than the Hawk Hill although both are excellent value aluminum...
05-31-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,390
Posted By dbf909

If you think about it, won't it always be the...

If you think about it, won't it always be the "last thing you check"? Said differently, would you continue to look AFTER you fixed the problem?

I often hear people say things like "Every time I...
05-30-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,390
Posted By dbf909

They might have been loose to some degree but...

They might have been loose to some degree but required a wrench to remove. I had replaced the 32T stock chain ring with a Blackspire 34T aluminum ring about a year ago. It was quiet up until about a...
05-30-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,390
Posted By dbf909

Definitely... In fact my investigation and...

Definitely...

In fact my investigation and troubleshooting prior to resolving the problem with the chain ring bolts included (but not limited to and not in this order):

- removed, lubed, and...
05-30-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,981
Posted By dbf909

Interesting... But not surprising. I checked...

Interesting... But not surprising.

I checked mine against 2 other gauges I have and it was within 1 psi of each (at that measurement level - 20psi). However I wouldn't consider either of them to...
05-29-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,981
Posted By dbf909

This is the one that use (0-30psi). It seems to...

This is the one that use (0-30psi). It seems to be pretty accurate as well as repeatable in the range I use for the MTB tires.
...
05-29-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,390
Posted By dbf909

My MTB developed a creaky sound when pedaling...

My MTB developed a creaky sound when pedaling hard (standing up mostly) but only on the left downstroke. After some investigation and troubleshooting, it turned out to be the chainring mounting bolts...
05-28-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,981
Posted By dbf909

Agree, for the road bike where I'm up in the...

Agree, for the road bike where I'm up in the 85-95psi range, the gauge on the pump is pretty accurate and works well. However, for my tubeless MTB tires, the difference between 18psi and 22 psi is...
05-06-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,524
Posted By dbf909

At least 9 bike stores have closed in my area...

At least 9 bike stores have closed in my area (within 20 miles of my house) in the last 12 months. General sales volumes at the remaining shops are down or steady at best and although sales of high...
04-22-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By dbf909

Last year in February (just over a year ago) I...

Last year in February (just over a year ago) I purchased a 2017 Pitch Comp for $300 at my LBS. It was less than a year old but had definitely been ridden. It had a normal amount of scratches and...
03-19-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By dbf909

I generally don't like to wear a backpack since...

I generally don't like to wear a backpack since it is so hot here in South Florida. Most of my rides are fairly short (a couple of hours) park trail rides.

I have the following on the bike:

1)...
Forum: Southeast
01-14-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By dbf909

There are 100's of miles of levy roads (mostly...

There are 100's of miles of levy roads (mostly gravel/crushed coral) in South Florida winding throughout the everglades - all closed to motorized vehicle traffic.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,169
Posted By dbf909

You are correct, there are still quite a few...

You are correct, there are still quite a few shops open in the two counties - probably closer to 20 than 30 now that I add them up.

However, there used to be 3 open shops within a 5 mile radius of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,169
Posted By dbf909

9 Bike stores have closed in my area (Broward and...

9 Bike stores have closed in my area (Broward and Palm Beach counties) in the last year: 7 Bike America stores and 2 Performance Bike stores (technically one is still open but is probably days away...
12-27-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By dbf909

I've been working on a '79 LeTour IV for a while...

I've been working on a '79 LeTour IV for a while now - collecting parts and things for the last couple of years waiting to start the project. I bought the bike new in '79. It is "Strawberry Red". I...
12-04-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By dbf909

I've bought them from Amazon twice in the last...

I've bought them from Amazon twice in the last year and both times are authentic - no issues. There are a ton of sellers on Amazon - you need to select a reliable seller and they may not be the...
09-11-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By dbf909

I bought a 2018 Contend 3 for my 24 yo son about...

I bought a 2018 Contend 3 for my 24 yo son about back in March. It was on clearance at a store that was closing. A year ago I had been looking at the Contend SLs and Defys and ended up with a Defy 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,719
Posted By dbf909

I test rode a Giant Contend SL 1 with the hybrid...

I test rode a Giant Contend SL 1 with the hybrid brakes probably 6 times over a couple of weeks. It actually worked very well and the braking felt significantly better than full mechanical. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 833
Posted By dbf909

I've used inserts (single vision) with Ski...

I've used inserts (single vision) with Ski Goggles in the past with pretty solid results - good comfort, vision, and very little fogging. However, I haven't been skiing in 7 or 8 years now and I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 833
Posted By dbf909

Same here. Tried them and they just don't work...

Same here. Tried them and they just don't work for me. It would be awesome to be able to use contacts with regular sunglases but I can't. Plus, now I'm old enough that my close focus capability is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 833
Posted By dbf909

Yes they did. They came out great. Oakley claims...

Yes they did. They came out great. Oakley claims that the Flak 2.0 is an 8.75 Base Curve. Fuse made the lenses in what they call an 8 Base Curve. Theoretically they should be different but the two...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 833
Posted By dbf909

I've been wearing Rx (Progressive) Oakley Flak...

I've been wearing Rx (Progressive) Oakley Flak 2.0XLs for a while now. The first pair I got through SportRx and the tint was called OO Black Iridium Polarized. It is the same as the regular Black...
06-27-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,867
Posted By dbf909

I originally bought the Speed/Cadence sensor pack...

I originally bought the Speed/Cadence sensor pack and the Tickr HR sensor from Wahoo. I use it with their Android app on both my phone and tablet.

I've found that I only really need the speed...
06-01-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,717
Posted By dbf909

2 cages and 2 bottles. It's always hot here in...

2 cages and 2 bottles. It's always hot here in FL...
06-01-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 57,967
Posted By dbf909

I have a 2011 Roam 1 and a 2017 Roam 3. They are...

I have a 2011 Roam 1 and a 2017 Roam 3. They are equiped pretty much the same as far as drivetrain, brakes, and fork go. I ride the 2017 Roam 3 most of the time due to the fact that it is a medium...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By dbf909

Great Bike. I bought one for my son a few months...

Great Bike. I bought one for my son a few months ago and he rides it nearly every day. Enjoy.
05-02-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By dbf909

Cup holder... I have a pair of Cruisers that I...

Cup holder...
I have a pair of Cruisers that I ride on the Beach in Daytona and New Smyrna Beach. The beverage holder is the most useful accessory for me. A rack or basket would be a close second.
05-02-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,952
Posted By dbf909

I certainly did not mean to incite anyone with my...

I certainly did not mean to incite anyone with my rant on South Florida Motorists. For that I do apologize. I do live with it every day and some days are worse than others... Of course there are...
05-01-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,952
Posted By dbf909

As a matter of fact, virtually all of the gravel...

As a matter of fact, virtually all of the gravel roads around where I live ARE explicitly off-limits and closed (barricaded or gated) to ALL motorized traffic (except the very rare...
04-24-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By dbf909

So far I've been pretty happy with the...

So far I've been pretty happy with the Alpinestars Paragon - both knee and elbows. The are super comfortable, light, and breath well in the FL heat. However, without adjustable straps they may not...
04-14-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By dbf909

I ride with a set of Trekz Titaniumz...

I ride with a set of Trekz Titaniumz (Aftershokz). They are very comfortable and fit well with my helmet and Oakley Flak 2.0 sunglases. I've ridden in excess of 3 hours with no fatigue or other...
08-03-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,084
Posted By dbf909

According to the "rule of thumb" based on age...

According to the "rule of thumb" based on age mine should be 164. I regularly hit 180 in sprints and peaked yesterday evening at 189 (highest measured since I got the HRM, 2 months ago). I didn't...
07-28-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,004
Posted By dbf909

I purchased a speed/cadence senor pair. When I...

I purchased a speed/cadence senor pair. When I opened the package the speed sensor worked great and the cadence sensor battery was totally dead. I replaced the battery and it worked fine but was...
07-24-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,842
Posted By dbf909

I ride on the beach in Daytona and New Smyrna...

I ride on the beach in Daytona and New Smyrna Beach all the time. I generally stay away from the areas with car traffic but at low tide there is plenty of space out of the car lanes. The beaches...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By dbf909

I use the Cadence sensor on the toe laces/velcro...

I use the Cadence sensor on the toe laces/velcro strap of my left shoe. It works perfectly on the road, trail, or on the trainer.
07-15-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By dbf909

My cadence sensors (I have two) are both at...

My cadence sensors (I have two) are both at 2.0.19 and have been for a few weeks. My speed sensors (again 2) are both at 1.0.2.

I have a Tickr as well. It is at 1.2.21.

I verified with Wahoo...
07-04-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,621
Posted By dbf909

I have had similar issues with the exact same...

I have had similar issues with the exact same items.

I put the computers on the stems on both bikes. Moving the transmitters up as high as possible on the left front fork and mounting the lights...
07-04-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By dbf909

Fels-Naptha soap. Used it for years to get red...

Fels-Naptha soap. Used it for years to get red infield dirt and grass stains out of baseball uniforms made of similar material. Hand wash with it and then in the machine with oxy-clean or...
Forum: Southeast
06-26-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By dbf909

Understood. There are still lots of...

Understood. There are still lots of possibilities. If you are limited on time then I would definitely recommend the A1A ride starting in Ft. Lauderdale and riding north as far as you want and then...
Forum: Southeast
06-26-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By dbf909

I know that you are thinking road biking here but...

I know that you are thinking road biking here but another possibility to consider is to ride the levy roads out in the Everglades to the west of the county (Broward). A cyclecross or gravel bike is...
Forum: Southeast
06-25-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By dbf909

No problem. If you take Sunrise Blvd. east...

No problem.

If you take Sunrise Blvd. east all the way to US 1 (Ft. Lauderdale) heading north (its a strange intersection where both roads are together for about 1/2 mile, check a map for...
Forum: Southeast
06-25-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By dbf909

There's a Bike America on University Dr. 1/2 blk...

There's a Bike America on University Dr. 1/2 blk north of Sunrise Blvd on the east side of the street. Big Wheel Cycle is just to the north about 3/4 of a mile before Oakland Park Blvd., also on the...
06-09-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,872
Posted By dbf909

I recently picked up a Canon G5X for travel and...

I recently picked up a Canon G5X for travel and biking. I've got lots of pro level dslr bodies and Canon L glass but the stuff has just gotten too big, bulky, and heavy to travel with.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,253
Posted By dbf909

I've been working my way up to a ride down in the...

I've been working my way up to a ride down in the keys. You can basically go from Florida City to Key West on a paved trail most of the way - about 130mi. Some incredible scenery...

If you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,253
Posted By dbf909

Markham Park, which is about 10 miles due west of...

Markham Park, which is about 10 miles due west of Ft Lauderdale, has some of the most well-regarded Mountain Bike trails in the state. The levy Greenway system is decent with many miles of trails...
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