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Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,759
Posted By roadbuzz

I've mounted road and mtb tubeless with just a...

I've mounted road and mtb tubeless with just a floor pump. I smear a little sealant on the beads, and work as much of the bead up onto the shoulder as I can by hand. Give a few pumps to see if it's...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,759
Posted By roadbuzz

I have tubeless 700x32s on my gravel...

I have tubeless 700x32s on my gravel bike/commuter. Never had much trouble with flats, I just like the ride quality better. IMO, the problem with tubeless is they're great until they aren't. Which...
02-08-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,519
Posted By roadbuzz

Someone needs to change the thread title

Someone needs to change the thread title
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By roadbuzz

A bit off topic - what do you do with old stuff?

This isn't necessarily vintage or classic, but hoping this forum might have useful experience or perspective.
Over the years I've accumulated a lot of parts, wheels, etc., that aren't getting much...
11-24-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,031
Posted By roadbuzz

This. I rode a Specialized Epic hardtail at a...

This. I rode a Specialized Epic hardtail at a demo day a couple of weeks ago. Freaky light and nimble. Probably less than 20 lbs. $7500. I understand there's a more expensive model with bluetooth...
11-24-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,522
Posted By roadbuzz

I like Zoic shorts and liners, but road shorts or...

I like Zoic shorts and liners, but road shorts or bibs work fine as liners. I like the outer shorts for pockets and protection from briars, etc. The nylon is light and dries well, however their nylon...
03-02-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,885
Posted By roadbuzz

A follow-up to my previous post. Somehow water...

A follow-up to my previous post. Somehow water had gotten into my Taz, you could see condensation on the lens and side lights. It continued to cycle for a few more days as the battery died. I never...
02-17-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,885
Posted By roadbuzz

Question That's weird

I have a L&M Taz 2000 purchased 3 months ago and, due to weather and other things, really hasn't gotten much use. So, when I got up this morning it was on. So, I pressed the on/off button to turn it...
01-24-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,583
Posted By roadbuzz

Over 14 years later, still a good idea. :thumb:

Over 14 years later, still a good idea. :thumb:
07-10-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By roadbuzz

Understood, mentioned it for context. For...

Understood, mentioned it for context. For example, rebound seems largely irrelevant in climbing.
I guess my take is that slower rebound only feels like it stiffens the suspension rather than...
07-09-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By roadbuzz

Suspension reboud - what do you use?

Mostly interested in trail-riding, dealing with roots, rocks, and such. Front and rear I usually just seems like the fastest setting works the best. Rear has climbing, trail, and downhill settings. I...
07-09-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By roadbuzz

And always carry a tube just in case. Big holes...

And always carry a tube just in case. Big holes don't seal. Or if the bead unseats somehow, it's not something you want to deal with on the trail.
07-26-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By roadbuzz

Saddle positioning makes a major difference in...

Saddle positioning makes a major difference in performance for me. Also comfort, for example if my saddle is set wrong my back will start hurting, etc.

In my opinion, the "classic" fit you did is...
07-12-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By roadbuzz

I've always had trouble with Specialized tubes as...

I've always had trouble with Specialized tubes as well. I generally have had trouble with their tires as well, although in the last couple of years I've gotten a couple of pairs of Roubaix Pros that...
11-22-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,809
Posted By roadbuzz

What machka and caloso said. I have an old CTS...

What machka and caloso said. I have an old CTS Climbing training DVD that specifically recommends raising the front wheel during the session to simulate your position on the bike while climbing.
11-22-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By roadbuzz

I started doing yoga several years ago, and do it...

I started doing yoga several years ago, and do it fairly regularly. In terms of cycling, the most apparent result is that that it seems to improve my recovery time somewhat. If you stick with it, you...
11-22-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,257
Posted By roadbuzz

The low point of your saddle on the P'sonic is...

The low point of your saddle on the P'sonic is almost over your rear brake, vs. the almost level saddle on the Volpe. Raising the rear of the saddle would put you forward, but also increase weight on...
11-22-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,844
Posted By roadbuzz

Seems like a small frame for your height &...

Seems like a small frame for your height & inseam. Crank length has to be taken into account, since at 6 o'clock there's 2.5 mm difference between each of the various lengths. Typically for that size...
10-07-14, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,506
Posted By roadbuzz

Ha! Take care of that bike! 7-speed parts are...

Ha! Take care of that bike! 7-speed parts are hard to come by. :)
10-07-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,506
Posted By roadbuzz

I had a similar bike back in the day, an '86 Trek...

I had a similar bike back in the day, an '86 Trek 1400 with Matrix rims (Trek's house brand at the time). I regularly rode 700x25s. Some of the lousy tires I bought at the time would stretch after a...
10-05-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,806
Posted By roadbuzz

Sometimes lowering the saddle a bit can help.

Sometimes lowering the saddle a bit can help.
05-26-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,547
Posted By roadbuzz

Just reading your description (and knowing...

Just reading your description (and knowing nothing else) the cause is what concerns me. Lots of healthy, fit people with pacemakers discovered the problem when they would pass out randomly.
05-26-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,243
Posted By roadbuzz

Funny ... that's pretty much how it is for me. It...

Funny ... that's pretty much how it is for me. It takes at least 2 years for me to forget enough to do it again. Congrats on your ride!
10-13-13, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By roadbuzz

You were on a mtn bike. I assume they were on CX...

You were on a mtn bike. I assume they were on CX bikes? When you beat them w/out thinking about it, do you also have this significant disadvantage? That could make the physical symptoms seem even...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,814
Posted By roadbuzz

I use contacts for riding and other situations...

I use contacts for riding and other situations where I need eye protection and don't want to wear glasses.
Somebody already mentioned it...
Tell your ophthalmologist or optometrist you'd like to...
10-13-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By roadbuzz

Ritchey Speedmax Cross Comp

Ritchey Speedmax Cross Comp
10-13-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By roadbuzz

I use Pro-link Gold. Their instructions are to...

I use Pro-link Gold. Their instructions are to just wipe down and re-lube, but that's nuts. Wiping cleans the outside, that's not the wear I'm worried about. Lubed sand and grit ain't good for...
06-02-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By roadbuzz

I can't think Garmin's altitude is very good. I...

I can't think Garmin's altitude is very good. I ride with quite a few people with Garmins, mostly 500s and 800s. Group ride, everybody together, everybody will get different elevation readings. If...
03-15-13, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By roadbuzz

Consider: ...

Consider:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/484827-Pacemaker-optional-should-I-or-shouldn-t-I

4.5 years later, and I have no regrets. ***** happens.
11-25-12, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By roadbuzz

Awesome! Thanks guys!

Awesome! Thanks guys!
11-25-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By roadbuzz

Dura Ace 9 speed free-hub maintenance

This is a pretty old hub, mid-90's but I don't know the model #. The wheel spins freely and is smooth, but the free-hub seems to be a little loose and sounds a little grindy when free-wheeling. Is...
03-20-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By roadbuzz

No, but it will be because you are going faster...

No, but it will be because you are going faster and harder. ;)
03-20-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By roadbuzz

A couple of thoughts... Position: Anyone...

A couple of thoughts...

Position: Anyone involved in an athletic endeavor is more aware of their body than the random couch potato. In yoga, and Iyengar in particular I would think, one hones...
11-09-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,461
Posted By roadbuzz

The original question was posted in '02 (and I...

The original question was posted in '02 (and I responded then, too). Hopefully 'nut has resolved his problem.

I recently heard another approach to address cramping after potassium, hydrating and...
11-09-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By roadbuzz

You're going to recover better with B... you...

You're going to recover better with B... you aren't taxing any of your physiological systems as deeply. They're both 50 mile rides. B isn't a half century, it's two quarter centuries.
Forum: Foo
11-05-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,741
Posted By roadbuzz

My Heart is Broken - Ryan Adams & the...

My Heart is Broken - Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
Forum: Foo
09-25-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 858
Posted By roadbuzz

10 years ago, it would have been a slam-dunk for...

10 years ago, it would have been a slam-dunk for "buy." Up until about 8 years ago, a home was a unique investment. You live in it, while it increases in value at the rate of the economy or better....
09-25-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,669
Posted By roadbuzz

The Yoga Journal web-site has good videos and...

The Yoga Journal web-site has good videos and descriptions of the poses.
03-04-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By roadbuzz

You won't know what your max HR is until you get...

You won't know what your max HR is until you get in good enough shape to really push it. Mean time, being a little conservative for the first year is not a bad idea (per black_box's observations). ...
08-12-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By roadbuzz

Mix it lighter than the instructions.

Mix it lighter than the instructions.
05-26-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,572
Posted By roadbuzz

+1 check w/the doc. Thyroid might be another...

+1 check w/the doc. Thyroid might be another possibility. Regardless, be careful standing up (go slow) under circumstances where you know it's likely to occur (after riding, etc.). It's annoying.
Replies: 35
Views: 6,410
Posted By roadbuzz

Caveat: not a runner anymore, and never could run...

Caveat: not a runner anymore, and never could run enough distance to do a marathon. IMO, it's apples and oranges. Running, you "hit the wall" at some point. Cycling, if you aren't adequately...
11-21-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Posted By roadbuzz

I think a lot of flexibility is genetic. I've...

I think a lot of flexibility is genetic. I've been cycling for years and remained pretty flexible. A few years ago I took up yoga and have gotten more flexible. IMO, yoga is good because it's...
11-21-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,413
Posted By roadbuzz

This article describes the "cons" of fixie...

This article describes the "cons" of fixie training:

Off-season Myth Busters (http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=6366)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,867
Posted By roadbuzz

Riding in bug spray would definitely suck! ;)

Riding in bug spray would definitely suck! ;)
11-08-09, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By roadbuzz

In my experience, the wire is the failure point. ...

In my experience, the wire is the failure point. If you're paying $$$$, be sure the wire is covered by the warranty (some do). On the low $ side, I like JVC Marshmallows... the wire is a little...
10-15-09, 04:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,315
Posted By roadbuzz

Specialized will give you 20% off. Take the old...

Specialized will give you 20% off. Take the old one into the dealer.

Helmet crash replacement FAQ - look at #9 (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/sbcfaq.jsp)
Forum: Foo
10-13-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 698
Posted By roadbuzz

I don't know about others, but I never have my...

I don't know about others, but I never have my browser full-screen. That aside, the width of the purple bar is about right for the width I normally set my browser.
10-13-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 7,127
Posted By roadbuzz

I favor wearing a helmet, but not a law. If...

I favor wearing a helmet, but not a law. If becoming like Gary Busey isn't warning enough, well, let Darwin have his way.
10-13-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,315
Posted By roadbuzz

Most helmet companies will give you a discount on...

Most helmet companies will give you a discount on a replacement if you were in a crash. You'll have to give them your old one.
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