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07-20-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,244
Posted By daoswald

"Magnetically Fastener" I hope their...

"Magnetically Fastener"

I hope their engineering and quality control are better than their grammar and proofreading.


I use a Halo on top too. I have a couple that are just bands, but also a...
07-14-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By daoswald

Slam and flip the stem, and you're good to go....

Slam and flip the stem, and you're good to go. (j/k of course)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By daoswald

The problem is the water permeated the shoe. But...

The problem is the water permeated the shoe. But your application of Clorox wipes (or whatever you use on the surfaces) is only hitting the surface. I agree the solution is to submerge them again.
...
07-08-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By daoswald

I've got some Ergon 2 grips that give me an...

I've got some Ergon 2 grips that give me an alternate hand position. But I've never been successful in emulating the feel of "on the hoods" on a flat bar bike if that flat bar bike fits correctly. A...
07-07-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By daoswald

Trailer, all the way. Tubus intentionally...

Trailer, all the way.

Tubus intentionally down-rates its Cargo and Cargo Evo racks to avoid the legal snarls of condoning using their racks with child-seat contraptions. Here is what their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,457
Posted By daoswald

My road bike came with 25mm tires, and because...

My road bike came with 25mm tires, and because thinner must be better eventually I migrated to 23s. ...for awhile.

I've been using 28mm tires on my road bike for a couple years now, and see no...
07-07-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,290
Posted By daoswald

I'm 51, which I really don't classify as old, but...

I'm 51, which I really don't classify as old, but those younger than me might beg to differ.

I regularly descend in the 40-50mph range. Once I hit a manhole cover so hard it broke the headlight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,264
Posted By daoswald

A Sears 1982 ten speed with rear disk brake. The...

A Sears 1982 ten speed with rear disk brake. The brake made it impossible to simply replace the rear wheel that developed a flat spot, because it was impossible to find the parts. Stem indexed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,551
Posted By daoswald

I'm also not a fan of physically separate bike...

I'm also not a fan of physically separate bike lanes.


They're like riding on the sidewalk:
Vehicle drivers never expect to interact with you, so as vehicles enter or leave the roadway via...
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By daoswald

I have these: ...

I have these:

https://www.oneupcomponents.com/products/comp-pedal

I find them very comfortable, and have used them on my hybrid/commuter for rides up to about 28 miles (that's as far as I have...
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By daoswald

I've never heard anyone say they wish they hadn't...

I've never heard anyone say they wish they hadn't gotten their Ortlieb panniers because they would have been better off with something else.

I have the stupidly named Ortlieb Bike Shopper...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,908
Posted By daoswald

Maybe the reason I can't justify buying a $3000...

Maybe the reason I can't justify buying a $3000 bike is because I waste too much money on tubes.

My approach: First flat, use the spare tube. Second flat, use a stick-on patch for the duration of...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,304
Posted By daoswald

Yeah, my road bike cleats are SPD-SL, so single...

Yeah, my road bike cleats are SPD-SL, so single sided. Before that I used single-sided SPD cleats on the same bike. And my road bike rides really don't matter how easily I can engage the pedals, I...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,304
Posted By daoswald

Intense traffic seems to have an adverse effect...

Intense traffic seems to have an adverse effect on my ability to engage clipless pedals on the first try. Left turn lanes are even worse, and the worst of all is uphill starts. I've practiced for...
07-02-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,794
Posted By daoswald

Peripheral vision is more sensitive to motion and...

Peripheral vision is more sensitive to motion and flickering than central vision. This is a fairly well documented physiological characteristic of human eyesight. And it can be used to a cyclist's...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,304
Posted By daoswald

I take the light rail an extra two stops past...

I take the light rail an extra two stops past 'optimal' to route through a safer course on the way home for this reason. That makes what would be a 4 mile commute closer to 5.5. On days where I ride...
06-30-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By daoswald

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000R6QR2C $43.21 ...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000R6QR2C

$43.21

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R6L9SP1

$29.99 (no-name)
06-30-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,496
Posted By daoswald

I have a couple of bikes. One would be worth...

I have a couple of bikes. One would be worth about $2k if it were new (Aluminum Cannondale Synapse with upgraded wheelset and 105 drivetrain). The other would be worth about $1k as outfitted if new...
06-30-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By daoswald

I had considered linking when I made the original...

I had considered linking when I made the original post but then reconsidered when I realized that simply typing "bike computer with c" caused Google to autofill the last few letters of the search,...
06-30-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By daoswald

An ideal computer, even a simple one, is...

An ideal computer, even a simple one, is weatherproof, easy to use whilst in motion, and with a display that is easy to read in bright daylight, and always on. An ideal bike computer will consume...
06-29-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By daoswald

If the gears work, the chain doesn't skip on the...

If the gears work, the chain doesn't skip on the small cog, the bike fits, the brakes work, there are no cracks or big dents, and the wheels turn nicely, and the rest of it looks safe to ride, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By daoswald

Looking at the spec sheet for Cannondale Synapse...

Looking at the spec sheet for Cannondale Synapse bikes, the weight limit is a 300 pound rider, regardless of whether it's a carbon fiber or aluminum frame. I've seen some pedals with weight limits...
06-27-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,917
Posted By daoswald

Suspension of disbelief....

Suspension of disbelief. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_of_disbelief)

Try as I might, I never can get it perfect, so I have to choose to accept that it is perfect enough; suspension of...
06-25-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By daoswald

Cannondale Quick can carry 35 pounds per it's...

Cannondale Quick can carry 35 pounds per it's spec sheet I think. Mine has a Tubus Fly Evo on the back and a couple of Ortlieb Bike Shopper panniers work great for grocery runs. I'm sure I've loaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By daoswald

I ran 25mm tires when I first got my road bike,...

I ran 25mm tires when I first got my road bike, then went to 23s, because that's what people did in 2008-2009. Later on I returned to 25s, and am currently riding 28s on the road bike and 32 on my...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,893
Posted By daoswald

I had a hybrid, sold it and bought a road bike....

I had a hybrid, sold it and bought a road bike. Put thousands of miles on the road bike, and then bought a hybrid to have as a second bike. Now I find myself riding even more than with just one.
...
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By daoswald

It is one traffic light, 9 miles, and 3000 feet...

It is one traffic light, 9 miles, and 3000 feet from my home to Alta ski resort. Little Cottonwood Canyon is a truly amazing and excellent climbing ride. Just under 2 hours up, with grades from 8 to...
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By daoswald

As an Edge 820 user, in retrospect I wouldn't...

As an Edge 820 user, in retrospect I wouldn't have a problem with an Edge Explore so long as it can pair up to my HR, Cadence and Speed sensors. I don't have a power sensor, and probably never will,...
06-16-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By daoswald

I've been using a Joe Blow Sport since around...

I've been using a Joe Blow Sport since around 2006 or 2007. I purchased and installed a valve head rebuild kit once about seven years ago. So aside from the one-time rebuild of the rubber parts...
06-16-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By daoswald

Kind of doubt a 30t will work with 5600 series GS...

Kind of doubt a 30t will work with 5600 series GS derailleur. 28t was even cutting it close without a hanger extender.
06-16-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By daoswald

I've done exactly this. 5600 series shifters,...

I've done exactly this. 5600 series shifters, cgainset, front derailleur, and 5700 series rear derailleur with a 12-30 cassette. Shifts great. Better than when I was running an 11-28 cassette with...
06-15-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,953
Posted By daoswald

You've had a sore for three months in your groin...

You've had a sore for three months in your groin area, and it is putting your summer riding season in jeopardy. It already hasn't cleared up soon. Go see a dermatologist.
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,071
Posted By daoswald

I don't share the sentiment of disdain for...

I don't share the sentiment of disdain for downtown LA or Hollywood. I lived in LA ten years, and would routinely visit both, as well as many other parts of the city. Life is more interesting if...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,850
Posted By daoswald

Home to light rail: 4.15 miles. Light rail to...

Home to light rail: 4.15 miles. Light rail to home: 5.33 miles (slightly different route). Work to home 2x/week: 18-21 miles depending on the route I take.

Elevation gain is the bigger factor:...
06-13-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By daoswald

Stand up, do you still feel it? Probably just...

Stand up, do you still feel it? Probably just eliminated seat rails and post.

Swap the pedals with those plastic junkers the shop threw in with it on day one. Still feel it? Not the pedals.
...
06-12-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,783
Posted By daoswald

For an 8-year-old? Get an inexpensive light that...

For an 8-year-old? Get an inexpensive light that takes AAA batteries.

Why not wafer batteries? Because AAA are easier to pick up just about anywhere, and hard to mistake for the wrong one, and...
06-11-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By daoswald

The Edge 820 (replaced by 830 now) can do routing...

The Edge 820 (replaced by 830 now) can do routing on the GPS. The 520 Plus, I believe, requires routing be done on another device using the Connect app or Strava, and then having the routes uploaded...
06-10-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,041
Posted By daoswald

You won't know what you really want in a bike...

You won't know what you really want in a bike until you've put a few miles on, and by a few, I mean a few hundred or even thousand, over time. The DS would be a lower investment up front, and could...
06-10-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,928
Posted By daoswald

Nothing much to see; you've seen thousands of...

Nothing much to see; you've seen thousands of them:

I keep a heavy U-lock on a rack in the keycard-access bike cage at my office.

I usually ride without a lock. If I do plan to stop along the...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By daoswald

The constraints to consider are: Will...

The constraints to consider are:


Will the tires fit the frame clearances?
Will the tires fit the rim width?
Will the tires fit the rim circumference?
Will the tires work with the rim type...
06-03-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,628
Posted By daoswald

At work we have a chain-link key card access bike...

At work we have a chain-link key card access bike lockup in the parking garage. Security does a walk-by every 30 minutes and must scan a QR code inside the cage. In the cage most of us leave U-locks...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,745
Posted By daoswald

Haven't seen Cannondale Synapse mentioned. They...

Haven't seen Cannondale Synapse mentioned. They take up to 28mm and in newer models 30mm tires. Their geometry is very comfortable even on long rides, and yet they manage to be a responsive bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,255
Posted By daoswald

On my road bike I have speed and cadence sensors...

On my road bike I have speed and cadence sensors for my Garmin Edge 820. On my hybrid/commuter I do not. I do move the GPS from bike to bike, but I don't move the sensors: The cadence sensor is too...
06-01-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,947
Posted By daoswald

Of course. Front: L&M Taz series:...

Of course.

Front:

L&M Taz series: bright, good beam pattern, comes with a GoPro mount and a heavy duty bar strap mount. Sturdy construction. Heavy. Side marker lights operate partially...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,208
Posted By daoswald

Do the two way once a week, one way the rest....

Do the two way once a week, one way the rest. Begin adding two way days as you get comfortable with the initial plan.
05-31-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By daoswald

If your existing setup is, as an example, a 42/26...

If your existing setup is, as an example, a 42/26 and 11-34 (just made up numbers) then your existing max tooth count is 76t, and minimum is 37t. The chain must be long enough to accommodate up to 76...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By daoswald

Don't forget that handlebar height also impacts...

Don't forget that handlebar height also impacts saddle and lower back pressure.

In my case I tend to remove a spacer from the stack later each season, and put it back early the next season. As I...
05-29-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,947
Posted By daoswald

I've owned the following relatively modern lights...

I've owned the following relatively modern lights (I won't bore you with the older halogen lights I've had):


Light & Motion Urban 900 -- I thought it was great while it lasted. But eventually a...
05-25-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,819
Posted By daoswald

Ask the LBS if you can try it out on a bike...

Ask the LBS if you can try it out on a bike there.

I own a standalone gauge that I never use because it is really hard to get any kind of reading out of it (you have to align it perfectly on the...
05-23-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By daoswald

When does a helmet that has never had an impact...

When does a helmet that has never had an impact need to be replaced? I've been wearing the same one for years.

In the past few years two things could potentially have happened:


The materials...
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