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05-15-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 296
Posted By msalvetti

Kept my old CDs, glad I did since something weird...

Kept my old CDs, glad I did since something weird happened when I got a new iPhone and now I can't drag any of those ripped tunes onto the new phone. May need to re-rip.

As far as listening, if...
05-15-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,276
Posted By msalvetti

Goal: 250 miles 5/1: 16.8 5/5: 17.6 5/6:...

Goal: 250 miles
5/1: 16.8
5/5: 17.6
5/6: 17.5
5/8: 17.5
5/10: 17.5
5/11: 17.5
5/13: 20.8
5/14: 17.2
05-13-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,276
Posted By msalvetti

Goal: 250 miles 5/1: 16.8 5/5: 17.6 5/6:...

Goal: 250 miles
5/1: 16.8
5/5: 17.6
5/6: 17.5
5/8: 17.5
5/10: 17.5
5/11: 17.5
5/13: 20.8

MTD: 125.2
05-13-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By msalvetti

I actually have two apartments "here", a 2-family...

I actually have two apartments "here", a 2-family in Medford next to Barry Park. Where I grew up. No vacancies though. :)

Mark
05-10-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,276
Posted By msalvetti

Goal: 250 miles 5/1: 16.8 5/5: 17.6 5/6:...

Goal: 250 miles
5/1: 16.8
5/5: 17.6
5/6: 17.5
5/8: 17.5
5/10: 17.5

MTD: 86.9
YTD: 670.1
05-08-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,276
Posted By msalvetti

Goal: 250 miles 5/1: 16.8 5/5: 17.6 5/6:...

Goal: 250 miles
5/1: 16.8
5/5: 17.6
5/6: 17.5
5/8: 17.5

MTD: 69.4
YTD: 652.6
05-06-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,276
Posted By msalvetti

Goal: 250 miles 5/1: 16.8 5/5: 17.6 5/6:...

Goal: 250 miles
5/1: 16.8
5/5: 17.6
5/6: 17.5

MTD: 51.9
YTD: 635.1

Thank you to the guy in the pickup that tried to warn me I was about to get run over. Busy street, cars go pretty fast. ...
05-05-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,276
Posted By msalvetti

During the winter here I'm willing to ride down...

During the winter here I'm willing to ride down to about -4C, colder than that and I'll stay in. I don't worry about a jersey, I wear thin thermal bottoms under cycling shorts and windproof pants...
05-05-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,407
Posted By msalvetti

So this is an interesting discussion, I don't...

So this is an interesting discussion, I don't think my blinking light is blinding during the day, but I never considered it might be. At night on the MUP I generally angle the headlight to the side...
05-03-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,652
Posted By msalvetti

I did the gear inch calc when I was debating how...

I did the gear inch calc when I was debating how to replace my 3x7 Mongoose. The FX 3 had just gone to 1x10. On my Mongoose, I mostly used the top 7 gears. I calculated the 1x10 only gave me 5...
05-01-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,276
Posted By msalvetti

April was a great month for me (265 miles), I'll...

April was a great month for me (265 miles), I'll shoot for 250 miles in May.

5/1: 16.8

YTD: 600.0

Mark
05-01-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,652
Posted By msalvetti

I bought a 2021 FX Sport 4 in March. Had been on...

I bought a 2021 FX Sport 4 in March. Had been on order by the LBS for months. I'm actually glad I got the 2021 version, I don't think the geometry of the 2022's would work for me.

It came with the...
04-30-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles New Goal: 250 4/1: 16.3 ...

April Goal: 200 miles New Goal: 250
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4
4/6: 16.4
4/8: 16.3
4/10: 16.4
4/12: 16.5
4/13: 16.8
04-30-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

I like mechanical watches, so I decided an Apple...

I like mechanical watches, so I decided an Apple watch wasn't going to work. Didn't want to be going around with my regular watch on one wrist and the big Apple watch on the other. Instead I went...
04-25-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles New Goal: 250 4/1: 16.3 ...

April Goal: 200 miles New Goal: 250
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4
4/6: 16.4
4/8: 16.3
4/10: 16.4
4/12: 16.5
4/13: 16.8
04-25-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By msalvetti

I have a compressor, but it's kind of a pain to...

I have a compressor, but it's kind of a pain to fire it up whenever I need air in a tire (bike or car). Instead I keep one of these tanks full:...
04-24-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By msalvetti

Thanks for the link. I had seen that thing...

Thanks for the link. I had seen that thing before. The Upstand only adds something like 40 grams. I weigh 250 lbs - a bit extra weight for convenience isn't going to make much difference. I added...
04-24-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles New Goal: 250 4/1: 16.3 ...

April Goal: 200 miles New Goal: 250
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4
4/6: 16.4
4/8: 16.3
4/10: 16.4
4/12: 16.5
4/13: 16.8
04-24-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By msalvetti

Thanks, appreciate your perspective. I'll have...

Thanks, appreciate your perspective. I'll have to think about that. It seemed like a fairly safe and low-stress approach. Maybe not.

Mark
04-23-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By msalvetti

Mounting Upstand on Thru-Axle

Hi all. For various reasons, I want to add an Upstand to my new Trek FX Sport 4 carbon . I just want to be able to have a kickstand-like option so I don't have to lay it down or lean it against...
04-23-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles 4/1: 16.3 4/2: 16.4 ...

April Goal: 200 miles
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4
4/6: 16.4
4/8: 16.3
4/10: 16.4
4/12: 16.5
4/13: 16.8
04-21-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,300
Posted By msalvetti

Kid was run over by a dump truck making a legal...

Kid was run over by a dump truck making a legal right on red in a busy intersection. Kid was in the truck's blind spot, and just happened to have fallen off his bike as the truck turned.

The...
04-18-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles 4/1: 16.3 4/2: 16.4 ...

April Goal: 200 miles
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4
4/6: 16.4
4/8: 16.3
4/10: 16.4
4/12: 16.5
4/13: 16.8
04-17-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By msalvetti

I was wrestling with the same questions a few...

I was wrestling with the same questions a few months ago. I ended up calculating the gear inches of the FX 3 and comparing them to the gear inches of the gears I used most often on my old Mongoose. ...
04-16-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

We don't have many diesel cars here, but you are...

We don't have many diesel cars here, but you are paying about 40% more for diesel than we are here. Gasoline is a bit more expensive than diesel right now. Our tax structure has never priced diesel...
04-15-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles 4/1: 16.3 4/2: 16.4 ...

April Goal: 200 miles
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4
4/6: 16.4
4/8: 16.3
4/10: 16.4
4/12: 16.5
4/13: 16.8
04-15-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

That doesn't sound like fun. What does gas cost...

That doesn't sound like fun. What does gas cost in Australia? Hope you get the spoke issues sorted out, especially if you are that far from the shop. Good luck!

Mark
04-13-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles 4/1: 16.3 4/2: 16.4 ...

April Goal: 200 miles
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4
4/6: 16.4
4/8: 16.3
4/10: 16.4
4/12: 16.5
4/13: 16.8
04-13-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

I saw that you were planning to repair your own...

I saw that you were planning to repair your own spokes. Is this one that broke one of your new ones?

Mark
04-12-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles 4/1: 16.3 4/2: 16.4 ...

April Goal: 200 miles
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4
4/6: 16.4
4/8: 16.3
4/10: 16.4
4/12: 16.5
04-10-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles 4/1: 16.3 4/2: 16.4 ...

April Goal: 200 miles
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4
4/6: 16.4
4/8: 16.3
4/10: 16.4

MTD: 114.6
04-09-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By msalvetti

Wow, those are gorgeous. I think titanium is far...

Wow, those are gorgeous. I think titanium is far sexier than carbon fiber. :) And made in USA too.

Mark
04-08-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles 4/1: 16.3 4/2: 16.4 ...

April Goal: 200 miles
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4
4/6: 16.4
4/8: 16.3

MTD: 98.2
YTD: 416.2
04-08-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By msalvetti

I don't really know. Haven't ridden a road bike...

I don't really know. Haven't ridden a road bike before, just hybrids. It seems less upright than my old Mongoose, but that was a smaller frame so less reach. I think the Mongoose was probably...
04-08-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By msalvetti

You can still get the 2021 FX Sport 4 - my LBS...

You can still get the 2021 FX Sport 4 - my LBS just had several arrive in early March, and I bought one about 3 weeks ago. That is also a 1x, but I'm really happy with it. It is also still shown...
04-08-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

I hear you, my day job lately has been very...

I hear you, my day job lately has been very difficult. I won't let it beat me though, so I've been able to look forward to getting out on the bike at the end of the day as much as possible. Once I'm...
04-07-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,220
Posted By msalvetti

We are slowly getting there up here. Actually...

We are slowly getting there up here. Actually wore shorts about a week ago, and swallowed my first bug. But back to the heavier clothing since then. Close to 70F forecast for next week!

Mark
04-06-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles 4/1: 16.3 4/2: 16.4 ...

April Goal: 200 miles
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4
4/6: 16.4

MTD: 81.9
YTD: 399.9
04-05-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles 4/1: 16.3 4/2: 16.4 ...

April Goal: 200 miles
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4
4/5: 16.4

MTD: 65.5
YTD: 383.5
04-04-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,363
Posted By msalvetti

I just bought a new Trek FX Sport 4, and the LBS...

I just bought a new Trek FX Sport 4, and the LBS didn't have many replacement pedals in stock. So I went with the above recommended by VTBike. I like them a lot, very light and the pins have done...
04-03-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By msalvetti

The RoadID is a private company. They also make...

The RoadID is a private company. They also make dog tags and various other ID devices. I doubt EMS can get into your phone if the police can't.

I only found out about the sale because I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,718
Posted By msalvetti

That's a great site to look at your options, but...

That's a great site to look at your options, but don't assume because it is online they are cheaper. The Maui Jim's I have are the Byron Bays. That site has the prescription version starting at...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,718
Posted By msalvetti

I had been wearing some prescription ANSI safety...

I had been wearing some prescription ANSI safety glasses, but they don't have very large lenses and they are not transition so they don't darken in the sun. We had a bunch of money left in our...
04-03-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles 4/1: 16.3 4/2: 16.4 ...

April Goal: 200 miles
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4
4/3: 16.4

MTD: 49.1
YTD: 367.1
04-02-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

April Goal: 200 miles 4/1: 16.3 4/2: 16.4 ...

April Goal: 200 miles
4/1: 16.3
4/2: 16.4

MTD: 32.7
YTD: 350.7
04-01-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,598
Posted By msalvetti

I'll go for 200 miles this month 4/1: 16.3 ...

I'll go for 200 miles this month
4/1: 16.3

YTD: 334.3

I took Matt's suggestion and looked more closely at the angle of the Brooks saddle. I thought I had the nose slightly up, but turns out I...
03-31-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,773
Posted By msalvetti

Goal: 150 miles 3/2: 15.6 3/11: 16.4 3/14:...

Goal: 150 miles
3/2: 15.6
3/11: 16.4
3/14: 16.4
3/15: 10.3
3/21: 16.3
3/22: 16.4
3/25: 16.3
3/27: 16.4
3/31: 16.4
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By msalvetti

What a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. I love...

What a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. I love those welds!

Mark
03-29-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By msalvetti

Nice review. Just got mine a couple of weeks ago,...

Nice review. Just got mine a couple of weeks ago, replacing my old Mongoose. I added fenders for now until the weather improves. Also ordered an Upstand because for my needs a stand is going to work...
03-27-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,773
Posted By msalvetti

Goal: 150 miles 3/2: 15.6 3/11: 16.4 3/14:...

Goal: 150 miles
3/2: 15.6
3/11: 16.4
3/14: 16.4
3/15: 10.3
3/21: 16.3
3/22: 16.4
3/25: 16.3
3/27: 16.4
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