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Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By Kahrpistols

Classic Bike vs Bike Question

Hi guys! I've been doing a lot of research recently and, at least on paper, I'm quite torn between a few bikes and was hoping y'all could help out. I'm not sure whether to go aluminum (CAAD 12 or...
02-11-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,763
Posted By Kahrpistols

As many have replied, there are many tools on the...

As many have replied, there are many tools on the market for this. I personally use Park Tool BSH-4 and it works a dream.
Forum: Touring
09-28-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By Kahrpistols

I appreciate the answers, guys. I'll definitely...

I appreciate the answers, guys. I'll definitely do a few short rides before the big one to see if I need to fine-tune the setup.
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By Kahrpistols

There are bosses for the rear rack installation...

There are bosses for the rear rack installation on my wife's bike. I just looked up the specs on my tent; it's a little bit on the heavy side at 5 lbs 11 oz. Since I'm just getting into bikepacking,...
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By Kahrpistols

That is quite a neatly packed bike! I hope I can...

That is quite a neatly packed bike! I hope I can get mine to look something that neat after I get some experience. My thoughts, to continue my initial post, were to strap the tent and both sleeping...
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By Kahrpistols

I'm not worried about my shape, as I bike almost...

I'm not worried about my shape, as I bike almost every day anyway but my wife would need a primer. I'll take your suggestion into consideration ... kinda scared about all the uphills for her if we...
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By Kahrpistols

Thanks for the replies, guys! I'm actually not...

Thanks for the replies, guys! I'm actually not from NJ, I'm from NC but living in NJ (for only a few more days!)

I said 1-2 weeks as a worst case scenario but realistically you are right, we...
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By Kahrpistols

Starting a Tour for the First Time Soon

Hi! I just recently started looking into touring and have bought a lot of the required gear but still need to make some purchases here and there.

I have two main questions here - I bought a...
Forum: Touring
09-05-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Kahrpistols

Mntbud, working on getting that list together...

Mntbud, working on getting that list together now.

Alan, that's a pretty good argument for a trailer due to the different fitness levels between me and my wife, but I'll keep that in mind in case...
Forum: Touring
09-05-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Kahrpistols

What kind of chainstay length do I want to avoid...

What kind of chainstay length do I want to avoid heel strike? I was hoping to add a rack and panniers to my wife's bike, which is an endurance model.

Also, should a Burley 100 lb capacity trailer...
Forum: Touring
09-04-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Kahrpistols

I was convinced I had mentioned that in the...

I was convinced I had mentioned that in the initial post but after rereading it I see that it's not in there...oops! Sorry, meant to mention that at the beginning
Forum: Touring
09-04-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Kahrpistols

Seems like good advice. I'll definitely take it...

Seems like good advice. I'll definitely take it slow as I'm going with my wife and she's at a slightly lower fitness level so I'll have to go at her 75% ;)
Forum: Touring
09-04-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Kahrpistols

Ya, it's a bit on the racy side. I am thinking to...

Ya, it's a bit on the racy side. I am thinking to do exactly that, a few trips of several days duration before I head out on the big one. If I have to buy a touring bike, I have no idea about what...
Forum: Touring
09-02-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Kahrpistols

Thanks for the tips! I've checked those websites...

Thanks for the tips! I've checked those websites out and they seem to contain a lot of what I was looking for.
Forum: Touring
08-30-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Kahrpistols

Newbie Touring Guy Here

Hi guys! I've been seriously road cycling for two years now and I'm finally ready to start a long-term tour. I've been reading online about camping/touring tips, but I was wondering if anyone had...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By Kahrpistols

Sometimes I am out, sometimes I'm in :). ...

Sometimes I am out, sometimes I'm in :).

And yeah, I like to think that I'm educating people about what good music is...not the pop stuff that a lot of people like.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By Kahrpistols

It's the Manhattan Hudson River Greenway,...

It's the Manhattan Hudson River Greenway, directly beside the Henry Hudson highway with cars going >60 mph barely 20' away, so yeah...not quiet at all.

There aren't many quiet and tranquil places...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By Kahrpistols

Where I bike almost no one waves to one another...

Where I bike almost no one waves to one another because the bike path is pretty narrow and congested with pedestrians enough to where you need to keep your hands on the brakes at all times ... and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By Kahrpistols

Thank you for your responses.

Thank you for your responses.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By Kahrpistols

I didn't ask if it would break my frame but if it...

I didn't ask if it would break my frame but if it would accelerate its decay. I know aluminum has a limited life and this speaker I have pumps out some fairly significant vibrations.

I knew it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By Kahrpistols

Mostly heavy metal, Five Finger Death Punch,...

Mostly heavy metal, Five Finger Death Punch, Solution .45, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By Kahrpistols

I trackstand a lot at lights or signs.

I trackstand a lot at lights or signs.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By Kahrpistols

I don't bike in groups. I only bike alone, so...

I don't bike in groups. I only bike alone, so other people are not affected by my riding with a speaker....so I don't get what's with you guys' hate.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By Kahrpistols

Speaker in Bottle Cage Vibrations

I recently bought a bluetooth speaker which is exactly the size of a water bottle so it fits perfectly well in one of my bottle cages. However, I noticed that while I'm stopped I can feel the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 05:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,080
Posted By Kahrpistols

I too set a PR yesterday down the Manhattan...

I too set a PR yesterday down the Manhattan Greenway despite being held up by traffic now and then ... only because when I met a friend up by the bridge he mentioned to the guy he was riding with...
05-24-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,086
Posted By Kahrpistols

I test rode my new sintered aftermarket pads...

I test rode my new sintered aftermarket pads (changing nothing else about the brakes except adjusting them so that the pads won't rub) yesterday in the dry and today in the slight wet.

As has...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-17, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kahrpistols

My wish would be to ride all three bikes before I...

My wish would be to ride all three bikes before I buy but both the Diamondback and Canyon are only available online ... And who knows when Canyon will actually deliver in North America.

I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kahrpistols

Yup, all three bikes meet that. I agree with you...

Yup, all three bikes meet that. I agree with you that it seems that those specs are becoming standard.

My current bike has disc brakes with QR, and I know that any future bike I get with discs...
05-21-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,086
Posted By Kahrpistols

I just put Nukeproof sintered as I mentioned...

I just put Nukeproof sintered as I mentioned above, so once I bed those in I'll post an update to see if the braking is dramatically improved or what. I expect it to be better, but who knows. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kahrpistols

You know, the bike that started this whole search...

You know, the bike that started this whole search was the Giant TCR Disc, actually. I ended up deciding not to include it in the final set mostly because the other three are either aero or at least...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,277
Posted By Kahrpistols

The best way to avoid loosing muscle mass is to...

The best way to avoid loosing muscle mass is to consume vast quantities of protein. I lift/do calisthenics in addition to my commute and if I didn't consume upwards of 180-250 grams of high quality...
05-21-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,086
Posted By Kahrpistols

I probably have the exact same bike as you (2016...

I probably have the exact same bike as you (2016 Fuji Cross 2.0 LE with 105 & TRP) and I definitely noticed that my braking was quite weak compared to what I was expecting. However, after I changed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,080
Posted By Kahrpistols

It's totally different. I mostly use Strava for...

It's totally different. I mostly use Strava for my post-ride analysis. Some people have segment notification live on their head unit but I don't use that.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,277
Posted By Kahrpistols

I go 19 miles x 2 every day and I usually grab a...

I go 19 miles x 2 every day and I usually grab a fig bar or banana before my morning ride and once I arrive at work I'll eat a protein bar, Belvita cookies, more fig bars, and a granola bar.

Then...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,080
Posted By Kahrpistols

PR is "personal record," KOM is "King of the...

PR is "personal record," KOM is "King of the mountain" which originated in racing (even flat segments in Strava use it to indicate who is the #1 fastest person over that segment) and Strava is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-17, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kahrpistols

I live in the US so Canyon isn't here yet but...

I live in the US so Canyon isn't here yet but theoretically they're supposed to open shop in July or August. Knowing them it may be later than that, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kahrpistols

I'm quite flexible as I came from a background of...

I'm quite flexible as I came from a background of calisthenics and yoga for several years before I took up road cycling, so I don't think I should have any fit/flexibility issues.

I kinda agree...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kahrpistols

Venge Vias Ultegra Disc, Aeroad Disc 8.0, or Diamondback Podium Ultegra Disc

If you had to pick between those three bikes, which would you pick and why? I'm looking to upgrade my ride to Ultegra with hydraulic discs sometime in the next few months and I've narrowed my choices...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,894
Posted By Kahrpistols

You have a point, but following that line of...

You have a point, but following that line of logic is a bit dangerous. What if I have the potential to be the world's best violinist but because my father was too poor to afford a good violin, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,894
Posted By Kahrpistols

Bit more than I bargained for! Obviously there's...

Bit more than I bargained for! Obviously there's a lot that goes into making a current cyclist the best in the world, and I guess ultimately it's kinda a bit up to personal opinion.

However,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,894
Posted By Kahrpistols

Best Cyclist in the World?

By what metric do we measure the best cyclist in the world? Is it currently Peter Sagan with his world champion rainbow jersey or Chris Froome with his 3x in a row TDF victories?

I'm relatively...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,081
Posted By Kahrpistols

Yeah, I hear some nightmarish stuff from Europe...

Yeah, I hear some nightmarish stuff from Europe of 6-8 month delays after purchase ....

They're supposed to start selling in July here but given their track record, maybe I'm better off getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,081
Posted By Kahrpistols

Oh. Seems the joke's on me as I read a little of...

Oh. Seems the joke's on me as I read a little of the thread and left. Didn't sleep much the past few days so my sense of humor is non-existent for a few days. Sorry to everyone.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,081
Posted By Kahrpistols

I would argue that rim brakes are more dangerous...

I would argue that rim brakes are more dangerous because I just had a friend crash a week ago because he couldn't brake going down a steep gradient in the wet. That is far more likely to actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,081
Posted By Kahrpistols

That's about the funniest thing I've read in a...

That's about the funniest thing I've read in a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-17, 07:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,081
Posted By Kahrpistols

Yup, it's just over $3,000 with shipping.

Yup, it's just over $3,000 with shipping.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,081
Posted By Kahrpistols

Reputable in the sense that they issued the...

Reputable in the sense that they issued the recall to begin with and would work with you to resolve it. The China bike manufacturers would in all likelihood never issue the recall to begin with.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,081
Posted By Kahrpistols

Thoughts on Diamondback Podium Vitesse Disc?

I'm looking to buy a racing road bike sometime in the somewhat near future to compliment my 'cross bike. I was at first planning to buy a frame and build it up myself, but then I ran across the...
Forum: Northeast
02-19-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,392
Posted By Kahrpistols

Thank you for the responses. I'll check out bike...

Thank you for the responses. I'll check out bike route 9.
02-18-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By Kahrpistols

Sounds about right to me :)

Sounds about right to me :)
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