Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: maximum01
Showing results 1 to 50 of 293
Search took 0.13 seconds.
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By maximum01

I did some research on the etrex 30s and my...

I did some research on the etrex 30s and my conclusion was the removable AA batteries were not really going to be an advantage in a touring world where I'd be charging my mobile phone, headphones and...
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By maximum01

This is my experience - it just works! Not...

This is my experience - it just works! Not encountered any major issues so far. As for maps, my unit by default shipped with the whole of Europe installed. That takes up about 6GB and the Explore...
Forum: Touring
06-04-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By maximum01

Also, you can plan routes in Garmin connect,...

Also, you can plan routes in Garmin connect, Strava, Google and other mapping tools on your phone or laptop and send them to the unit via Bluetooth. I would also have my phone with me as backup.
06-02-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,275
Posted By maximum01

Loving some of the cheap solutions above. For...

Loving some of the cheap solutions above. For those who power their Garmins using inexpensive power banks, what do you do when it rains?

I've often wondered if water could wick into the...
Forum: Touring
06-02-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By maximum01

Garmin Edge Explore

I received one of these units for my birthday. So far I'm really enjoying it, so much so I'm considering using it on longer tours. What I really like:

- Large responsive touch screen. Very clear...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 36,807
Posted By maximum01

Wiggle, I'm at about 55 psi and have been riding...

Wiggle, I'm at about 55 psi and have been riding some gravel paths during my lockdown excursions in the evenings. Feels very solid and stable off tarmac.

I agree with you about the saddle. My last...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 36,807
Posted By maximum01

The 520s have always been on the expensive side...

The 520s have always been on the expensive side and companies like Ridgeback, Surly, Dawes et al have always offered competitive alternatives. I got mine for 1050 so very happy. Remember that...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By maximum01

I have the newer Trek 520 with the factory front...

I have the newer Trek 520 with the factory front rack. It has mid and high mounting rails so I should be good. Thanks for the pictures and responses.
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 36,807
Posted By maximum01

Perhaps that's the direction of travel. Look at...

Perhaps that's the direction of travel. Look at the Trek 920 - full aluminium. It takes a while for consumers to move on from entrenched ideas on what a touring bike should be. Since the 520 is such...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By maximum01

Running backroller panniers on the front rack.

It's new pannier time for us. Picked up some new bikepacker plus rears and have been considering the front rollers but then got thinking the Backroller Cities might be a more versatile choice for my...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,685
Posted By maximum01

Thanks, that's very reassuring to hear and also...

Thanks, that's very reassuring to hear and also interesting to learn about your wet weather tours. I'm from Scotland so rain is a constant menace on my bike journeys. The rain can be really bad...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,685
Posted By maximum01

Ortlieb Plus material fully waterproof?

I've toured with classic Ortlieb's for the most part and found them fully waterproof. I recently purchased some Plus material replacements and was shocked by the flimsy feel of the material. I just...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 36,807
Posted By maximum01

Just adding to the discussion around alu and ride...

Just adding to the discussion around alu and ride comfort. This is worth watching. Cycling has its fare share of urban myths. Steel = ride comfort might be one of these.
...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 36,807
Posted By maximum01

The bike is very comfortable but this is also...

The bike is very comfortable but this is also down to a good fit. I honestly can't understand people's obsession over the aluminium fork. On 38mm tires I challenge anyone to notice a difference...
Forum: Touring
05-03-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 36,807
Posted By maximum01

I have the new Trek 520 and love it. I'm 44 years...

I have the new Trek 520 and love it. I'm 44 years old and have been bike touring for a long time, taking trips to Europe and frequent short tours in my native Scottish Highlands. Up here the roads...
Forum: Touring
01-02-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,984
Posted By maximum01

Thanks. Did you have any issues mounting the...

Thanks. Did you have any issues mounting the rear fender due to the front mech placement?
Forum: Touring
01-02-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,735
Posted By maximum01

Kona Sutra sizing

Does anyone know why the Kona Sutra frame range stops at 58cm?

58cm is my normal road bike size as a 6 foot tall 34 inseam rider but I'm wondering if the bike would actually be too big for me...
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,984
Posted By maximum01

Many thanks both. I don't think those Planetbike...

Many thanks both. I don't think those Planetbike mudguards are available over here which leaves me with the diminished option of trying to fit 60mm SKS Bluemels.

I would also consider a quick...
Forum: Touring
12-29-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,984
Posted By maximum01

Giant ToughRoad SLR 2 - Touring setup and Mudguards

Hello folks,

I'm about to take ownership of a Giant ToughRoad SLR 2 and looking to kit it out as a commuter and weekend touring bike.

Firstly, I wanted to know if other owners had successfully...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-08, 01:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,043
Posted By maximum01

being tall and slim ive noticed i need to eat...

being tall and slim ive noticed i need to eat allot more than some of the bigger guys i ride with, i guess it has something to do with energy reserves in the muscles. anyways, what i eat depends on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,511
Posted By maximum01

ur so right....the bike makes hardly any...

ur so right....the bike makes hardly any difference whatsoever. that's why i've recently ditched expensive racing bikes and ride run my 50 mile club runs in this:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,466
Posted By maximum01

or because some people think it looks better. if...

or because some people think it looks better. if ur that serious about aerodynamics buy a TT bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,296
Posted By maximum01

the short answer: yes if it's between the...

the short answer: yes

if it's between the 1.0 and 2.0 i'd certainly spend the little extra and get the 1.0 as it has tiagra 9 speed gearing. trust me the sora on the 2.0, while ok for commuting,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-08, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,466
Posted By maximum01

can u clarify what u mean by "lack of saddle to...

can u clarify what u mean by "lack of saddle to handlebar drop"? sounds like u dont know what ur talking about.

also, what's wrong with the stem position? if u mean ur one of those "flip it"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,466
Posted By maximum01

2008 Fuji Roubaix RC - my new ride

hey guys, finally got my new road bike built. ordered it direct from the uk Fuji wholesalers so got it hugely discounted. it's an 08 Roubaix RC, the top tier of the roubaix series if you discount...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-06, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By maximum01

sounds like your bottom bracket. even the...

sounds like your bottom bracket. even the slightest grittiness on the bb will cause no end of annoying creaks from the crank area.

from my experience the most obvious causes of creaks are the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-06, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,514
Posted By maximum01

i have the opposite problem also...i seem to...

i have the opposite problem also...i seem to naturally climb steep hills from a stand but struggle negotiating them the from the saddle.

it seems alien to me how anyone would struggle riding out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-06, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By maximum01

i always do...it's what seperates us from our...

i always do...it's what seperates us from our polite english neighbours.....wouldn't give it up for the world :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 03:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,370
Posted By maximum01

this isn't about bravado....it's being practical....

this isn't about bravado....it's being practical. get a triple then....i guarantee you several months down the road you'll wonder why you bothered as you look down at your shining unused granny ring.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By maximum01

how pathetic......Landis has tens of thousands of...

how pathetic......Landis has tens of thousands of dollars and a lawyer well versed in getting cheats cleared of doping allegations.....I don't think he needs the support of a blinkered rabid fanboy....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 12:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,370
Posted By maximum01

unless you're doing loaded touring i personally...

unless you're doing loaded touring i personally think a triple is a waste of time. i live in very hilly area and climb some incredibly steep hills during long rides.....i've never felt the need for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By maximum01

i enjoy both solo and group riding just as...

i enjoy both solo and group riding just as much...they're just different.

solo rides are great for stress relief or just finding time to think. the other benefit of a solo ride is i can eat and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-06, 02:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By maximum01

During the winter months almost all my commuting...

During the winter months almost all my commuting rides are in the dark. I must say I prefer riding in daylight but can live with night riding for getting to work and back.

It's definately more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 08:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,364
Posted By maximum01

"straw that broke the camel's back"...LOL...the...

"straw that broke the camel's back"...LOL...the guy was the overall Tour De France winner and was caught doping........make that the 100 ton heavy iron that broke the camel's back.

name me a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,364
Posted By maximum01

maybe if landis had the guts to own up this...

maybe if landis had the guts to own up this wouldn't have happened. now the selfish **** is attempting to discredit the french labs and the uci in the process.

it beggars belief how selfish one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-06, 04:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,200
Posted By maximum01

really? i don't think i would...and please don't...

really? i don't think i would...and please don't get me wrong, i'm not trying to impress anyone by make this suggestion. it's just that to me a century ride should be largely continuous...otherwise...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-06, 03:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By maximum01

no idea what benefits they bring to a ride...what...

no idea what benefits they bring to a ride...what id do know is i dislike the look of a sloping top tube on a road bike.

sloping TT's were functionally introduced to allow crotch clearance on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-06, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,200
Posted By maximum01

agreed with the point above about only stopping...

agreed with the point above about only stopping for a few minutes at a time. if you have a proper lunch break you'll only stiffen up. also, imho, a century isn't a century if you stop half way...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-06, 12:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,876
Posted By maximum01

don't like it....i'm in the camp that dislikes...

don't like it....i'm in the camp that dislikes sloping top tubes on road bikes....for all intents and purposes that could be a hybrid with drops and carbon wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-06, 08:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,200
Posted By maximum01

It really depends on the individual. And it also...

It really depends on the individual. And it also depends on the pace you're setting. If you dawdle along taking lots of stops you'll need much less food intake.

Some of the guys in my local road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-06, 06:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,200
Posted By maximum01

Last century I rode I consumed the following: ...

Last century I rode I consumed the following:

- 2 x gel packs
- 2 x chocolate jaffa cake bars
- 3 x small brioche bread rolls with butter and strawberry jam filling (yum!)
- 1 x mixture of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-06, 01:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,891
Posted By maximum01

Don't take it personally. It probably feels like...

Don't take it personally. It probably feels like they did it on purpose because you're new but more than likely it was a misunderstanding or the guy near you didn't inform the front riders.

Group...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-06, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,461
Posted By maximum01

"A 10 mile hike wouldn't have been possible for...

"A 10 mile hike wouldn't have been possible for me a year ago.."

Are you sure you're not exagerrating just a tiny wee bit when you say that?

Are you saying your legs would seize up? Refuse to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,710
Posted By maximum01

bollocks....even le mond was quoted as saying...

bollocks....even le mond was quoted as saying that this years tour was one of the cleanest in history and you could see the riders tiring naturally.

the initial spanish doping investigation rooted...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 01:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,710
Posted By maximum01

blow your cynical views out of your a*ss you...

blow your cynical views out of your a*ss you moron.

now your hero has been proven as a cheat you try and smear the whole peleton.

pathetic.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,710
Posted By maximum01

no....and your point is? this is a war the...

no....and your point is?

this is a war the uci and tour must fight against the cheats.....it;s not fair to hide behind some assumption that because others cheat landis did no wrong.

if doping...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,279
Posted By maximum01

you don't have a clue what you're talking...

you don't have a clue what you're talking about.....i'd say the majority of the peleton don't dope, especially since the uci ramped up random testing in the 90s.

there are certain teams with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 01:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,408
Posted By maximum01

jesus, give everyone a break and......SHUT UP...

jesus, give everyone a break and......SHUT UP with your conspiracy theory bollocks please.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 01:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,710
Posted By maximum01

,,,,his biggest mistake was ever taking to a...

,,,,his biggest mistake was ever taking to a bike. this idiot has not only ruined his own career but wrecked the reputation of cycling and the tour. he's also stolen the pomp of a clean win from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,563
Posted By maximum01

was it a muggy day, ie high humidity? i find...

was it a muggy day, ie high humidity? i find that makes a huge difference to my ride energy. if it's cool and dry i can fly through a ride. even 50% humidity has a way of sapping my strength and...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 293
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.