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Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 500
Posted By kingston

I stopped using berthoud saddles because the...

I stopped using berthoud saddles because the cover only lasted two seasons before I didn't like it anymore. Any interest in trading a broken in Aravis cover for your new one?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By kingston

I don't think a CAAD10 that may or may not be the...

I don't think a CAAD10 that may or may not be the right size is good choice for a woman who rode mountain bikes in the 90's and is just getting into road cycling. There's no substitute for going to a...
04-11-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 312
Posted By kingston

Everyone's different. Apologies if my earlier...

Everyone's different. Apologies if my earlier post came off as rude. I didn't intend it that way. I'm a matching wheelset hidden wire kind of person, so my 4 bikes with dynamo lighting are all...
04-10-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By kingston

That's a lot

That's a lot
04-10-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By kingston

I haven't priced these lately, but I'd have to...

I haven't priced these lately, but I'd have to save a lot of money to get the IQ-X over the Edelux II.
04-10-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 312
Posted By kingston

There's no way I would ever run a tail-light wire...

There's no way I would ever run a tail-light wire on a bare top tube on one of my bikes. I run the tail-light wires with the cables and use shrink-wrap on outers and little o-rings on exposed inner...
04-10-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,146
Posted By kingston

It's probably not worth the money just to look at...

It's probably not worth the money just to look at 3-second average power on the same rides you were doing before, but if you're really interested in learning what you can do with power data, I...
04-09-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,610
Posted By kingston

Jan pays for his testing with the marketing...

Jan pays for his testing with the marketing budget not the R&D budget so it doesn't have to be all that precise.
04-08-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,610
Posted By kingston

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long...

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long time, I'd guess 8 or 9 seasons maybe, If you're going with a fat tire, they are hands down the best. I have bikes with a lot of different tire widths and...
04-07-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By kingston

https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_inches 70" is...

https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_inches

70" is a good place to start. You can move up or down from there depending on your preference. More inches is harder to pedal/you go farther with each pedal...
04-07-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,146
Posted By kingston

Last year when I turned 50 I got myself a...

Last year when I turned 50 I got myself a power-meter, heart-rate monitor and a new head-unit. I really like having it and would recommend it to anyone if you have the money. I bring all the data...
04-06-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By kingston

I treated myself to one of these and a park...

I treated myself to one of these and a park inflator last year. Ridiculously extravagant way to pump up bike tires, but I'm worth it. Easily my favorite tool in the shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,308
Posted By kingston

I like your thinking, but I'd get the light bike...

I like your thinking, but I'd get the light bike first. I rode the 2020 cookie fondo double fudge on a pretty light titanium frame with SR & shamals and wished I had a lighter bike the whole time,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,308
Posted By kingston

If I were riding 20-40 road miles 3x a week, it...

If I were riding 20-40 road miles 3x a week, it wouldn't be on a domane either. Why would I need endurance geometry for <3 hour bike ride? I'd get a super-light climbing bike. There are big hills in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,308
Posted By kingston

If I were riding 20-40 road miles 3x a week, it...

If I were riding 20-40 road miles 3x a week, it wouldn't be on a checkpoint. Get another bike that suits the kind of riding you like to do.
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By kingston

I've seen pretty high asking prices for those...

I've seen pretty high asking prices for those bikes on CL and that one looks like it's in pretty nice shape. I'd list it for $650 and see what happens. It only takes one old guy who really wants it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By kingston

I always start with my left foot at 10 o'clock...

I always start with my left foot at 10 o'clock and brush my right toe against the pedal as I pull my foot up off the ground and slide my foot over the top before I snap in for the downstroke on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By kingston

Nitto M151...

Nitto M151 (https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/handlebars/products/nitto-m151f-handlebar) or Nitto M177...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,684
Posted By kingston

I've had a pair of PI Pro 3/4 bibs for a few...

I've had a pair of PI Pro 3/4 bibs for a few seasons that finally wore a hole on the inner thigh. Any suggestions on higher end 3/4 bibs?
03-22-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By kingston

https://www.renehersecycles.com/compass-randonneur...

https://www.renehersecycles.com/compass-randonneur-handlebars/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By kingston

Fashion Road shoes/pedals are a little...

Fashion


Road shoes/pedals are a little better when you're on the bike. 2-hole shoes are a lot better when you're off the bike. I personally use keos for fast group/training rides, spds for...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,663
Posted By kingston

I'm not a convert to wide tires for everyday...

I'm not a convert to wide tires for everyday road/training rides, so the vast majority of my miles are on 25mm tires. I go through a lot of those so I'm not too picky about it and usually just add...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By kingston

Are you sure it's the pedals and not the shoes...

Are you sure it's the pedals and not the shoes that makes such a noticeable difference? I use both, and with similar quality shoes I honestly can't tell any difference which pedals I'm using when I'm...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,663
Posted By kingston

When I first started riding compass tires I...

When I first started riding compass tires I thought I would just use them for brevets. In the grand scheme of things I have found that swapping tires for a single ride isn't worth the hassle for me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By kingston

CAAD no brainer

CAAD no brainer
03-11-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,292
Posted By kingston

Pedal assist is just a poorly designed throttle...

Pedal assist is just a poorly designed throttle to get around a regulatory requirement written by someone who obviously doesn't know anything about bikes or motorcycles.
03-11-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,292
Posted By kingston

I think one could credibly claim that 250w is an...

I think one could credibly claim that 250w is an e-assist for people with low fitness to get up hills. More than that is just an underpowered motorcycle. The 750w you mentioned above is ridiculous....
03-10-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,292
Posted By kingston

There's always some exception. Many of the...

There's always some exception. Many of the motorcycle trails I ride would be literally impossible on a mountain bike.
03-10-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,292
Posted By kingston

I'm on the side of the fence where people ride...

I'm on the side of the fence where people ride motorcycles on motorcycle trails and mountain bikes on mountain bike trails. Since I ride a motorcycle, I leave it to others to decide how weak the...
03-10-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,292
Posted By kingston

Then it won't be long before people start putting...

Then it won't be long before people start putting big motors in e-bikes.
03-10-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,292
Posted By kingston

Is there a max watts for e-bikes on trails? Seems...

Is there a max watts for e-bikes on trails? Seems like a couple hundred watts wouldn't be that big of a deal, but KTM makes an e-bike with 18 kW, which seems like too much for a mountain bike trail....
Replies: 24
Views: 1,449
Posted By kingston

Totally depends on the kid. I rode RAGBRAI with...

Totally depends on the kid. I rode RAGBRAI with my dad when I was 8, including the century day, on a 5 speed stingray, so it can be done. The nice thing about that ride is that it's a closed course...
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By kingston

Any of those bikes will be fine. Pick the one...

Any of those bikes will be fine. Pick the one that's the most comfortable. My average speed on rides of that distance or longer isn't noticeably different on a 20 pound vs a 50 pound bike. How...
02-21-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,163
Posted By kingston

Depends on what you mean by harder. Cycling as a...

Depends on what you mean by harder. Cycling as a hobby definitely takes more effort, skill and risk tolerance. Running is much more physically demanding per unit of time. I use running in the...
02-05-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,026
Posted By kingston

I've been doing this 3 day dumbbell workout...

I've been doing this 3 day dumbbell workout (https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/3-day-full-body-dumbbell-workout) in the off-season for the last few years in the off-season. Planning to keep...
02-05-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,384
Posted By kingston

I use a few of these harbor freight cycle trees...

I use a few of these harbor freight cycle trees (https://www.harborfreight.com/mobile-bike-storage-61231.html)
Replies: 33
Views: 2,663
Posted By kingston

I have a set of Barlow Pass EL (tubed) on one of...

I have a set of Barlow Pass EL (tubed) on one of my bikes and haven't found a better mixed-surface tire. GK's are almost as good for a fraction of the cost.
01-27-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By kingston

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/sm/SM-IHG-INTER7_ENG.p...

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/sm/SM-IHG-INTER7_ENG.pdf
01-25-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,351
Posted By kingston

Sure. They're just bikes. They're meant to be...

Sure. They're just bikes. They're meant to be ridden.

I let the neighbor kid ride one of my bikes when he was home from college for the summer a few years ago and just getting into cycling. The...
01-22-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By kingston

Super helpful jadocs may give it a try this...

Super helpful jadocs may give it a try this weekend. I understand the limitations of dumb resistance, but power is power. I'll probably just give it a try with my current setup which is an MS...
01-22-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By kingston

Would it be enough to let me know if I like Zwift...

Would it be enough to let me know if I like Zwift or not? It doesn't seem like something that would interest me which is why I've never tried it, but lots of people seem to love it.
01-21-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By kingston

I have the inside rollers and a powermeter, which...

I have the inside rollers and a powermeter, which I think is enough to make Zwift work, but I've never tried it. I just load .erg files onto my bolt and watch tv.
01-21-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By kingston

jadocs Do you have the smartpower resistance...

jadocs Do you have the smartpower resistance control? I have thought about getting one but I've never been to the website when it wasn't sold out.
01-21-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By kingston

rollers don't normally pop tires

rollers don't normally pop tires
01-20-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By kingston

I have a set of both resistance and...

I have a set of both resistance and non-resistance rollers. Non-resistance rollers are totally fine for light cardio. Depending on your gearing and cadence you can easily push 250-300 watts....
Forum: Recumbent
01-18-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,646
Posted By kingston

It doesn't have to be an either/or thing. I...

It doesn't have to be an either/or thing. I bought a used recumbent two seasons ago and rode it exclusively for about 6 weeks @ 200-300 miles a week including a late season 400k. I like riding my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,790
Posted By kingston

I was looking for a travel bike for randonneuring...

I was looking for a travel bike for randonneuring and to get everything in the case and keep it under 50 pounds titanium is hard to beat. My Seven has S&S couplers, eyelets for rack and fenders,...
01-17-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,645
Posted By kingston

I picked up a set of these wera keys...

I picked up a set of these wera keys (https://www.bike-components.de/en/Wera/L-Keys-for-Hexagon-Socket-Screws-p41861/) when I was ordering some other things a while ago and they're a lot better than...
01-13-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,038
Posted By kingston

That sounds like a sweet setup. I asked because I...

That sounds like a sweet setup. I asked because I was looking for cheap transportation for my daughter at university. I initially thought ebike but ended up going moped. I got the moped for $1200 +...
01-13-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,038
Posted By kingston

Running an electric motor on bike paths/lanes...

Running an electric motor on bike paths/lanes that you can't access with a gas motor makes total sense to me. OP has a rural commute with 28-29 mph average and is looking for faster speeds. Even the...
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