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01-03-23, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Mtracer

I had a WTB Nano gravel tire do something that...

I had a WTB Nano gravel tire do something that sounds similar to this. I didn't feel anything, but started to hear a "squish, squish, squish" type sounds.

After removing the tire and examining, It...
12-21-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,169
Posted By Mtracer

I ride with a mirror and Varia radar. The Varia...

I ride with a mirror and Varia radar. The Varia is a relatively new addition. I find the mirror absolutely critical for me. I simply do not have the flexibility to rotate my head around and my...
12-21-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 857
Posted By Mtracer

I don't think I have one thing. I mostly do solo...

I don't think I have one thing. I mostly do solo road rides. But I vary the route and types of rides to keep things changing. But as a general thing, I would say I like the challenge of a ride the...
12-14-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By Mtracer

I recently bought a couple of Castelli jackets,...

I recently bought a couple of Castelli jackets, so I'm calling that my Christmas gift to myself (from my wife). Even on sale, they are darn expensive.
Now, if Santa would just bring me that Trek...
12-05-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,169
Posted By Mtracer

It's like some drivers simply don't comprehend...

It's like some drivers simply don't comprehend that they are allowed to simply slow down and wait until it's safer to do something.

Near my house we have several intersections with mini...
11-30-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,510
Posted By Mtracer

Concerning assertiveness, that is good if it is...

Concerning assertiveness, that is good if it is done to ensure your safety. But not in the sense of trying to win a pissing contest. Cyclists have rights on the road, but simply asserting your rights...
11-01-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,683
Posted By Mtracer

I've been thinking on this myself. I have a...

I've been thinking on this myself. I have a relatively new bike bought earlier this year. But the model I wanted (Trek Checkpoint SL 5) only came in two colors, matte silver/grey and a radioactive...
10-29-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mtracer

While I don't doubt that ER doctors see all sorts...

While I don't doubt that ER doctors see all sorts of things "frequently", that doesn't mean much if you don't have some reference to how many miles and riders actually make up the population that the...
10-23-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By Mtracer

Here's my effort to put some numbers on this. I...

Here's my effort to put some numbers on this. I could certainly have made a mistake, so don't anyone take these as fact.

Seems like there are two possible failure modes; excess rotational forces...
10-06-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mtracer

I too get a bit frustrated with drivers who yield...

I too get a bit frustrated with drivers who yield when they have the right of way. It basically just confuses the situation. I certainly roll many stop signs. I'll see a car pull up well before me at...
09-23-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,765
Posted By Mtracer

I don't have one, but we got one for my wife a...

I don't have one, but we got one for my wife a few months back. The reason, riding a regular bike was simply too hard for her. Where we live, you can't do much of a ride without climbing miles of...
09-21-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By Mtracer

I was runnign a wheel and tire set a while back...

I was runnign a wheel and tire set a while back that was super hard to get the tires on and off. Sometimes took over a day because I would tire my hands so much I had to stop. Note: I used all manner...
09-14-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,857
Posted By Mtracer

Every situation is different. If the road had...

Every situation is different.
If the road had just one lane and not a wide enough shoulder to ride safely to the right, I would use the bike path if there is any significant traffic either...
08-28-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,221
Posted By Mtracer

This does sound likely. Itís possible the truck...

This does sound likely. Itís possible the truck was large enough the cyclist was beside it when it slowed and signaled a a turn and the cyclist had no real opportunity to even see a turn signal, if...
08-28-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,672
Posted By Mtracer

Whatever you buy that you get little to no use...

Whatever you buy that you get little to no use from it. Unfortunately you don’t know what those are when you buy it. My guess is that most of us have a collection of bike accessories and clothing we...
08-28-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,830
Posted By Mtracer

Last year my goal was to keep gradually...

Last year my goal was to keep gradually increasing my training load as measured by Strava fitness. Of course, I knew that a plateau would eventually be reached. Then I lost 2+ months on the bike...
08-27-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Mtracer

Happy new bike day. Hiccups often happen. When...

Happy new bike day. Hiccups often happen. When you buy direct, you pay less but of course don’t get the same level of support going though an authorized LBS. It’s simply the trade off that you make....
08-21-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,140
Posted By Mtracer

I have always assumed that single use meant, on a...

I have always assumed that single use meant, on a single chain. This makes sense as both the chain and link will wear over time. Therefore do not reuse on a new chain. Perhaps I have this wrong, but...
08-16-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Mtracer

2-3 mm is a large cut and I don't think most...

2-3 mm is a large cut and I don't think most standard sealants would hold over time. At least at road bike pressures. On the side of the road, a plug would be in order. But back at home, for a...
08-16-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Mtracer

As others have said, I'm guessing leggings of...

As others have said, I'm guessing leggings of some sort to wear with cycling shorts is the solution.

You mention sunscreen doesn't work for you. If it literally is not blocking well enough, give a...
08-15-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 929
Posted By Mtracer

Quad Lock does make a stick on Universal Mount...

Quad Lock does make a stick on Universal Mount that you can put on more or less any phone case as long as the back is flat. We did this with my wife's iPhone becasue she didn't want the all black...
06-18-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Mtracer

I can imagine there is a way to modify the...

I can imagine there is a way to modify the aperture of the RADAR but I think you run the risk of blocking real threats that are closer. Maybe miss a threat from a car that turns on to the road just...
05-26-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By Mtracer

I've had the basic bacon strip plugs work...

I've had the basic bacon strip plugs work themselves out before I could finish the ride. I'm sure the effectiveness varies with source and perhaps age of the material. I switched to Dyna plugs, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By Mtracer

I also use inexpensive "sport" glasses with...

I also use inexpensive "sport" glasses with reader lenses built in.

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03-12-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By Mtracer

I made this same decision recently. I needed to...

I made this same decision recently. I needed to replace my Cannondale Topstone 105 gravel bike that was damaged in an accident with a car. It was my main bike, my other being a 25 year old hybrid...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,502
Posted By Mtracer

I just thought I'd provide an update on this. The...

I just thought I'd provide an update on this. The new Trek Checkpoint SL5 (size 58) came in about a month early and I picked it up today. So, something like 6-7 weeks total wait time. Only a short...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,502
Posted By Mtracer

FYI, I opted for the Checkpoint. There's several...

FYI, I opted for the Checkpoint. There's several other things that went into the choice beyond just whether it would work well as a road endurance bike, with proper wheels. In the end I have a...
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