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Posted By DogBoy

Mine died while riding. It shifted me into the...

Mine died while riding. It shifted me into the small ring, I shifted the rear to 19 and charged when I got back home. At least I thought it did. Perhaps I hit the shift button unintentionally? ...
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Views: 5,897
Posted By DogBoy

Not sure I'd ride a DI2 bike on a Brevet. That...

Not sure I'd ride a DI2 bike on a Brevet. That said, when the charge gets low it shifts into the small ring. If my bike shifts into the small ring and I didn't ask it too and won't go back, its...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 191,878
Posted By DogBoy

I got the 2018 red Expert DI2. The rear cassette...

I got the 2018 red Expert DI2. The rear cassette is an 11/28 and the swat box only included the multi-tool. My CO2 inflator doesn't fit the box either. I put the tube in there along with a CO2...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By DogBoy

Arkel Bug:...

Arkel Bug: https://www.arkel-od.com/en/bug-commuting-bag.html
05-04-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 15,978
Posted By DogBoy

I take the lane regularly in city riding, but I...

I take the lane regularly in city riding, but I rarely do it in the country. In city/town riding, I take the lane prior to turns, to change lanes on a multi-lane to get into the left hand turn lane,...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,645
Posted By DogBoy

I use Ortlieb pannier drybags or Arkel Drypack...

I use Ortlieb pannier drybags or Arkel Drypack Cycling Backpack (also works with their seatpost rack). Both were expensive, but my stuff stayed dry when I was caught in a downpour. Worth it to me.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,468
Posted By DogBoy

On my touring bike I have a barrier mask, rubber...

On my touring bike I have a barrier mask, rubber (the non-latex kind) gloves, some gauze, an Ace bandage and a few band-aids. Was a lifeguard back in the day, and keep my CPR for rescue...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,991
Posted By DogBoy

First day commuting from the new location. I had...

First day commuting from the new location. I had to get through a busy roundabout onto a very busy bridge. It wasn't too bad actually. I come in on the major through road, so I didn't have to wait...
12-27-17, 03:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,904
Posted By DogBoy

As to insurance on e-bikes...several carriers...

As to insurance on e-bikes...several carriers have already excluded liability from home policies for bikes with a motor. Anyone with one of these carriers involved in a crash that is their fault...
Forum: Touring
12-26-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,144
Posted By DogBoy

Troll is a great bike. I had one a few years ago...

Troll is a great bike. I had one a few years ago that I had built up with drop bars. My only gripe with it (aside from it being essentially similar to my Disc Trucker, is that rear wheel removal...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-26-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,547
Posted By DogBoy

I haven't been there in a while, but when I lived...

I haven't been there in a while, but when I lived there the steepest ones I regularly encountered were Barlow and Suttcliff.


Barlow road: out of Cross Plains to Garfoot, Observatory and then...
12-26-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 105,843
Posted By DogBoy

-13F(-25C), Wind 5-7 mph, mostly headwind. ...

-13F(-25C), Wind 5-7 mph, mostly headwind. UnderArmor coldgear base layer. Another layer of light synthetic fabric long sleeve shirt, Bib tights, wool socks Nike running tights, sporthill pants,...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 105,653
Posted By DogBoy

Ive moved from one Midwest city to another and...

Ive moved from one Midwest city to another and today was my second commute by bike. First one was last week. 25 ish degrees F. Today it started at -13 F but warmed up to -10 F by the time I got...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,129
Posted By DogBoy

Weight before adding bags etc. 47 lbs. 4130...

Weight before adding bags etc.

47 lbs. 4130 Touring bike front and rear racks, disc brakes, heavy duty rims, fenders dyno-hub, handlebar bag on a thorn stem extension, brooks saddle, 2.1" tires. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,190
Posted By DogBoy

But....Data!!!! ;) I took my bike computer off...

But....Data!!!! ;) I took my bike computer off my commuter bike. I still have all the gadgets on my go-fast bike, but I spend most of my time on that bike in my den on a trainer where the data on...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,190
Posted By DogBoy

To be clear, I am not referring to solutions that...

To be clear, I am not referring to solutions that require anything beyond the phone (such as the OBDII dongles). These apps all use a combination of gps, wifi & cell tower (and more) info to detect...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,190
Posted By DogBoy

Yes, this exists. It has been developed by...

Yes, this exists. It has been developed by multiple startups. Most of them are marketing the technology to auto insurance companies for purposes of passively tracking driving. The techniques used...
12-18-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By DogBoy

Bottom Bracket Identification help

I'm looking to purchase a powermeter, and I am interested in a crank version. In looking at this, it seems obvious that I need to decipher what I currently have for a bottom bracket.

My crank is...
12-15-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By DogBoy

I'm quite surprised by the homeowner's answer. ...

I'm quite surprised by the homeowner's answer. Homeowners policies usually (Assuming they follow an ISO coverage form) cover all liability associated with bodily injury and property damage resulting...
12-15-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By DogBoy

Liability insurance will be covered by your...

Liability insurance will be covered by your renters or homeowners coverage so long as you don't have e-assist.

The rest is a mix.

Your injury can be covered by PIP (Personal Injury Protection)...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,497
Posted By DogBoy

I used this for a long time for commuting. Easy...

I used this for a long time for commuting. Easy on, easy off, and easy to carry so long as you keep the shoulder strap on the bag. Put the shoulder strap on, unclick and slide if off while your...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,363
Posted By DogBoy

I have no real advice beyond that given. I...

I have no real advice beyond that given. I mostly wanted to say that I had to read the thread title 3 times because I thought you were asking for advice on a new husband suggestions for your bike. ;)
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 04:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,028
Posted By DogBoy

I wouldn't sweat 22 mph steady winds. Anyone...

I wouldn't sweat 22 mph steady winds. Anyone from Iowa, Kansas or Nebraska would never ride if that was dangerous. When the gusts start hitting 40-50 mph I start thinking twice. I have been blown...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By DogBoy

Use a v-brake noodle out of the brifter to get...

Use a v-brake noodle out of the brifter to get the cable to drop out of the way faster? Here a blogger does that so he can get a handlebar bag on his bike with shifters (click photo to go to blog):...
11-12-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By DogBoy

http://mostepicstuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/1...

http://mostepicstuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/3-Unusual-Uses-Of-Duct-Tapes-Flashlight-Headlights.jpg
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,181
Posted By DogBoy

cygolite metro 350 on my helmet paired with a...

cygolite metro 350 on my helmet paired with a supernova E3 dyno driven light or a cygolite expilion 850 depending on the bike. This is always enough light for me.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,839
Posted By DogBoy

I'd keep my disc trucker. I'd want to keep my...

I'd keep my disc trucker. I'd want to keep my Jamis Renegade, but the trucker is way more practical.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,480
Posted By DogBoy

You are correct. My bad. I stand by the rest of...

You are correct. My bad. I stand by the rest of the advice though.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,480
Posted By DogBoy

I have seen some of your videos. I would tend to...

I have seen some of your videos. I would tend to agree with your wife. I'm not here to judge though, since you ride in a different place than I do. My suggestion is that you tell your wife that...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,405
Posted By DogBoy

I have gone down to -17F (no idea what the...

I have gone down to -17F (no idea what the windchill was). I started having the grease in my free-hub prevent the pawls from engaging. It rarely gets that cold here. For clothing I used a ski...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By DogBoy

I'm a cross between Righteous Indignatius and No...

I'm a cross between Righteous Indignatius and No Bad Weather, Only Bad Clothing.
11-04-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,571
Posted By DogBoy

Why not blow up your budget and go for the ZTR...

Why not blow up your budget and go for the ZTR Avions. ;)
Forum: Commuting
11-04-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By DogBoy

I agree with this commentary. I'd try...

I agree with this commentary. I'd try re-positioning before buying new. Ride it like it is, see where the irritation/hot spot/annoyance is coming from, then see if you can tilt the bars or move the...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,869
Posted By DogBoy

I use sporthill 3sp pants. They list around $150...

I use sporthill 3sp pants. They list around $150 or so, but I only paid $75. They are not good in rain.
11-02-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,447
Posted By DogBoy

I'm using Serfas MTBHP TIRE...

I'm using Serfas MTBHP TIRE (https://www.serfas.com/products/view/272/referer:products%7Cindex%7Ctires%7CTwentyNineinch). Link is to 29er tire but I have them on my 26" bike. Photo of the tread...
10-26-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By DogBoy

I carry gauze, neosporin, CPR barrier mask,...

I carry gauze, neosporin, CPR barrier mask, nitrile gloves and a phone.

I'm not too worried about cleaning a wound in the field. It's either minor, so a little water is good, or major, so I'm only...
10-25-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By DogBoy

I Left them on. There was a little mud, but...

I Left them on. There was a little mud, but nothing I sunk into. Thanks all for the input. Here I am taking a quick break.
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10-25-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,990
Posted By DogBoy

I agree with this. I have some Spyres from a...

I agree with this. I have some Spyres from a bike I sold that I will be putting on my touring bike for this reason.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,667
Posted By DogBoy

I have Tiagra shifters from the last year they...

I have Tiagra shifters from the last year they were 9 sp. They work with the two nested paddles like 105s also.
Forum: Touring
10-21-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,885
Posted By DogBoy

I echo the others suggesting you just put the STI...

I echo the others suggesting you just put the STI on the LHT. Mostly I posted to say that the Aurora is still on the Jamis website here (http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/auroraseries.html)

One note...
10-21-15, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By DogBoy

Rain Friday, Gravel event Saturday

I have a 55 mile gravel ride planned for Saturday, and Friday there is the expectation of off and on rain all day. I'm planning to ride my Disc Trucker for this one, with 26x2.0 knobbie tires. Up...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By DogBoy

Long fenders + mudflaps helps keep the salt/grime...

Long fenders + mudflaps helps keep the salt/grime off the bike. Once I started riding with the mudflaps, I cut cleaning down to one time per week instead of daily or every other day. Just my $.02.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,379
Posted By DogBoy

I ride a disc trucker and I'm about 220. I don't...

I ride a disc trucker and I'm about 220. I don't find the ride to be stiff, but it is very tank-like. Mine is set-up as a commuter/tourer with all the racks, dyno wheel on 26" wheels with 1.9" wide...
10-14-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 548,868
Posted By DogBoy

Here is my bike in my least favorite riding...

Here is my bike in my least favorite riding environment. I did a 100k gravel ride last weekend and my next one is weekend after next, but daylight and schedule availability don't meet for me. ...
10-13-15, 01:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,499
Posted By DogBoy

I am starting my base program (sweet-spot base,...

I am starting my base program (sweet-spot base, TrainerRoad) on the trainer (Kurt Fluid Trainer) this week. Did the 8 minute FTP test and it was WAY different than I expected. I guess it doesn't...
10-06-15, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By DogBoy

Sheldon's site has a good write-up of the steps...

Sheldon's site has a good write-up of the steps unterhausen gave. Here are a few photos from that site: (Click photos to go directly to his site)...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By DogBoy

RX and MX are not compatible. I tried to do what...

RX and MX are not compatible. I tried to do what you want to do but the MTX compatible beam racks had too big a clamp. I ended up going with an Arkel randonneur rack and picked up an old trunk bag...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,022
Posted By DogBoy

IMO... ...

IMO...
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Forum: Great Lakes
10-02-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By DogBoy

If you are willing to drive a ways from MN,...

If you are willing to drive a ways from MN, Western Dane, Dodge, Green & Iowa Counties are great for hills (steep, but not terribly long). Take a look at events like Horribly Hilly Hundreds...
10-01-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,461
Posted By DogBoy

Your statement is true only in some states. In...

Your statement is true only in some states. In four states and DC, any degree of negligence on the part of the plaintiff bars total recovery. In 12 states, any degree of fault attributed to the...
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