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06-26-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,445
Posted By MAK

There is a scientific study so there are facts...

There is a scientific study so there are facts not just opinion. Although it's title refers to walkers and runners, it certainly applies to cyclists....
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,521
Posted By MAK

+1 Regarding fenders and wide tires. Make sure...

+1 Regarding fenders and wide tires. Make sure that you have adequate clearance regarding the fenders to prevent mud accumulation.
06-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,575
Posted By MAK

I carry both a Road Morph and CO2 (2 cartridges)....

I carry both a Road Morph and CO2 (2 cartridges). I never get flats near shade so CO2 during hot and humid days is a welcome relief. The pump is because you can never run out of air.

The extra...
06-21-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By MAK

Where are you located? I have a trainer that I'm...

Where are you located? I have a trainer that I'm not using and will sell for a reasonable price (replaced by a YMCA bike when they bought new equipment). I looked at your profile and don't see a...
06-21-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,826
Posted By MAK

FYI...These Pearl Izumi gloves are on sale. Less...

FYI...These Pearl Izumi gloves are on sale. Less than $20.00.

Some people ride with dedicated cycling gloves and some don't. If you ride short distances with flat bars you may have different needs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,213
Posted By MAK

Interesting that some of the responses above seem...

Interesting that some of the responses above seem to have left out a multitool or it's equivalent. Not used on most rides, but vital when needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By MAK

Take a look at <redrockminnesota.com>

Take a look at <redrockminnesota.com>
05-29-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,921
Posted By MAK

You don't know anything about REI and simply...

You don't know anything about REI and simply spout uninformed opinion far from the truth.
Anyone hired (in any area) goes through training before working with customers. Most bike shop personnel...
05-23-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,369
Posted By MAK

Your sarcasm is noted. I carry a Road Morph and...

Your sarcasm is noted. I carry a Road Morph and CO2. My primary reason for using CO2 is because my flats only seem to occur when it's 90 with 80% humidity and I'm nowhere near shade. Last summer...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By MAK

Have you considered a $25.00 stem riser? If it...

Have you considered a $25.00 stem riser? If it helps you, you've saved the cost of a new bar. If not, you're only out $25.00.
05-13-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,693
Posted By MAK

The point is that we often accept inflated costs...

The point is that we often accept inflated costs because they are necessary and beyond our ability or comfort level to try ourselves. For some reason, if a bike shop tries to make a profit, some...
05-12-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By MAK

One option you may want to consider is a...

One option you may want to consider is a suspension saddle rather than a suspension post. I had a suspension post (original equipment) on a hybrid that I found very uncomfortable and distracting...
05-12-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,693
Posted By MAK

I hope an administrator reads this thread. I...

I hope an administrator reads this thread.
I propose a new forum rule...If you're going to criticize an industry, a particular store, etc., you must first indicate what your vocation is. For...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By MAK

You didn't say what kind of bike or what your...

You didn't say what kind of bike or what your riding position is. I have B-17s on two bikes and they were comfortable for me immediately. Both of these bikes have upright positions so I'm sitting...
05-01-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By MAK

If you bought it less than a year ago, check the...

If you bought it less than a year ago, check the REI site since they have a one year return policy.
Most likely your hill problem is the 52 x 30 gearing not just the small tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,954
Posted By MAK

I think it's a bit harsh to say that some bike...

I think it's a bit harsh to say that some bike shops need to die out. Perhaps the real statement should be that some bike shops need better management. Case in point, a number of years ago I went...
04-19-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By MAK

REI has their DRT 2.1 and 2.2 on sale right now. ...

REI has their DRT 2.1 and 2.2 on sale right now. I own the 2.1 and I love it. I've been told that the REI bikes are made for them by Giant and they well spec'ed and in my opinion a very good value....
04-18-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,132
Posted By MAK

The more I think about it, the less I am wanting...

The more I think about it, the less I am wanting a clipless setup. While I understand the benefits, I just hate having my feet locked in place (have used both cages and straps before and could never...
04-17-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By MAK

I have a Performance model (G3 I think) that is...

I have a Performance model (G3 I think) that is very sturdy and cheaper than the Park Tool stands. It was about $150.00 a few years ago. If you're only going to use it infrequently, Aldi, the...
04-17-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By MAK

I would be very careful about rust on the fork. ...

I would be very careful about rust on the fork. Definitely have it checked out. If additional money is available, you could have the fork replaced for less than $100.00 installed and know you have...
04-17-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By MAK

I'm not your weight but nevertheless I was...

I'm not your weight but nevertheless I was uncomfortable putting all my weight on one pedal while I swung my leg over the saddle. I bought a small folding single step that I put near the pedal and...
04-17-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,132
Posted By MAK

You said you're transitioning from a 29'er to the...

You said you're transitioning from a 29'er to the road bike. If you are keeping the 29'er, why not just move the pedals back and forth until you're ready to go fully clipless? You have the shoes and...
04-17-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By MAK

I have the Electra cover below. You can place...

I have the Electra cover below. You can place locks of your choice on the bike, put the cover on and then a lock through the 'lock holes' and rack. I bought mine from REI but I'd presume that it's...
04-14-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By MAK

I AM NOT A DOCTOR but when I had a similar...

I AM NOT A DOCTOR but when I had a similar problem, it was solved when I bought Specialized shoes. They have Body Geometry insoles that support forefoot varus (found in 87% of adults and not a...
04-13-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By MAK

I haven't used the two pedals you mentioned. ...

I haven't used the two pedals you mentioned. Unless you have huge feet, all mentioned pedals are large enough for most people. I prefer to ride clipped in, but the platform on the m424 works with...
04-12-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By MAK

There are only five contact points between you...

There are only five contact points between you and your bike and pedals are two of them. My suggestion is to go with known quality. I have Shimano m424 pedals on three bikes and have never had a...
04-08-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By MAK

Thank you to all who responded. The bike is on a...

Thank you to all who responded. The bike is on a rack off the floor so I'll just stare at it till I'm back in the saddle again.
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By MAK

I use a "Tiger Tail" foam roller. Has handles so...

I use a "Tiger Tail" foam roller. Has handles so you do the rolling and control the pressure. Gets to places a regular roller can't easily reach; no contorting to hit the right spot. Fits in...
04-07-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By MAK

Tubeless Question

I'm off my bikes probably until the fall due to a burst Achilles tendon. Should I be topping off the air in my tubeless tires to maintain the seal or is it ok to leave them until I can ride again? ...
04-07-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By MAK

+1 Best possible suggestion.

+1
Best possible suggestion.
04-07-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,018
Posted By MAK

I am not overly concerned with weight so in...

I am not overly concerned with weight so in addition to tubes, Pedro's tire levers, Park tire boots and a Topeak Road or Mountain Morph (you never run out of air), I carry CO2 cartridges and...
03-25-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By MAK

Actually, we have two spots (that I know of) in...

Actually, we have two spots (that I know of) in Newark and Wilmington Delaware where you can take your bike to, use their professional bike stands and use their tools. No charge, but they ask for a...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By MAK

Suggestion...Why not do the route on a weekend or...

Suggestion...Why not do the route on a weekend or day off. Adjust for expected traffic on your actual commute days and you'll know true time and distance.
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By MAK

I have Tubus Duo low rider front racks on my LHT....

I have Tubus Duo low rider front racks on my LHT. They look good, they're sturdy and I have no complaints. Quite frankly, I called to purchase the Tara and Wayne at The Touring Store recommended...
03-01-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By MAK

If you're looking at REI, check out the Co-Op...

If you're looking at REI, check out the Co-Op line. Good quality, reasonably priced and spec'ed like the bikes you're looking at. I'm not familiar with the two bikes mentioned but most importantly,...
02-29-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By MAK

Burst Achilles Non-Surgical Recovery Question

I posted this in the Road Thread and while I got some responses, none were directly on point. Perhaps I should have posted here.

I just suffered a burst Achilles and for various reasons (age,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By MAK

I just looked it up and no, I haven't ever taken...

I just looked it up and no, I haven't ever taken that particular drug.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By MAK

Thank you to those who replied. Yes, any...

Thank you to those who replied. Yes, any decision will be in consultation with the orthopedist. I don't know what Cipro is but I'll Google it.

Take care.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By MAK

Burst Achilles Non-Surgical Recovery Question

I just suffered a burst Achilles and for various reasons (age, living alone, multitude of steps in multi-floor home...) I'm likely going to forgo surgery. (Yes,I know the ramifications.)

If...
02-21-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By MAK

I use two credit cards overlapped so I get a...

I use two credit cards overlapped so I get a single and double thickness giving me the proper toe-in angle.
02-11-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,263
Posted By MAK

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned...

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Sprint/H.I.I.T (high intensity interval training) classes. My local "Y" has Les Mills Sprint classes and they are intense. Thirty minutes go by amazingly...
02-08-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By MAK

If you have an REI near you it's worth a look. ...

If you have an REI near you it's worth a look. They have a range of bikes including bikes in your price range. My experience is that the mechanics are well trained and their bikes solid. Someone...
02-08-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,447
Posted By MAK

Since we're slipping in old references...I'm at...

Since we're slipping in old references...I'm at the age that "Hot Lips" Houlihan might call divine. I have no doubt that cycling has kept me going.
02-08-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By MAK

The Giyo GS-02 came today. Seems very sturdy and...

The Giyo GS-02 came today. Seems very sturdy and well built. It's the same as the Rock Shox model with an additional feature. The Rock Shox model screws on but reviews claim than some air seeps...
Forum: Touring
02-06-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By MAK

Thank you to all who responded. Looks like the...

Thank you to all who responded. Looks like the LHT with 700x38 and fenders will be my ride.
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By MAK

Planning a Self Contained C&O/GAP trip in Spring

I know I can ride my Long Hall Trucker 700x38 tires with panniers, but I'm thinking of going minimal and bikepacking. I know that my mountain bike with 27.5+x2.8 tires would be great on the canal,...
02-01-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By MAK

Thank you. I'll search Amazon for the Giyo this...

Thank you. I'll search Amazon for the Giyo this afternoon.
02-01-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By MAK

Thank you. I've learned something. The...

Thank you. I've learned something.

The first two pumps listed on the Giyo site, appear to be identical to the Fox and Rock Shox I've looked at aside from gauge color.
01-31-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By MAK

Shock Pumps

I'm in the market for a shock pump for occasional home/personal use. I don't need a digital readout and want something reasonably priced. I've seen Fox and Rock Shox pumps that are both about...
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,156
Posted By MAK

Take a look on this site. Schwalbe Marathons are...

Take a look on this site. Schwalbe Marathons are tested and the height (and other specs) are measured and discussed.

Good luck.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/
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