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10-04-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 597
Posted By Steve B.

One bike is a Cannondale Topstone, comes with a...

One bike is a Cannondale Topstone, comes with a 30/46 crank. I have a 12-25 cassette on the road wheels, so pretty much live in the 46.
Forum: Touring
10-03-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By Steve B.

Not sure when you are going, it's late in the...

Not sure when you are going, it's late in the season currently, the provincial park campgrounds may be closed or closing soon, Maine as example closes its state park campgrounds around 10/10-15 or...
10-02-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 519
Posted By Steve B.

I think I got my 1030 from them new a few years...

I think I got my 1030 from them new a few years ago, at a great price.
10-01-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 287
Posted By Steve B.

If you are happy with the fit on your Trek, why...

If you are happy with the fit on your Trek, why not just measure reach of saddle to mid stem on the GT and match it or get really close ?
09-29-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By Steve B.

Why not go to the Shimano website, look up your...

Why not go to the Shimano website, look up your crank and find out what BB it uses ?
09-29-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 420
Posted By Steve B.

Generally, the wider the bar, the more steering...

Generally, the wider the bar, the more steering leverage and control you get, thus the move on mt. bikes to 750-800mm bars, from 600 back 15-20 years ago.

I tend to dislike riding flat bars...
Forum: Northeast
09-27-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Steve B.

Also consider heading east on the Hudson Valley...

Also consider heading east on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. Its 9 miles to the Walkway over the Hudson bridge (you can bike over it). Its paved. You have about a mile on street before the path...
Forum: Northeast
09-27-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Steve B.

There was a wash and detour about 8-1/2 miles...

There was a wash and detour about 8-1/2 miles north of NP in late May when I rode it. That is just north of the trestle. You can still get in a 17 miler from NP on an out and back. The website...
09-26-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,350
Posted By Steve B.

My LBS does a good job, next is Universal, then...

My LBS does a good job, next is Universal, then Jenson
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Steve B.

I would do a reset on the device. The 2032...

I would do a reset on the device.

The 2032 button batteries start to run down the second they are out of the package, thus I would buy a new battery and put that in.
09-23-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By Steve B.

200 weight fleece is usually very breathable. If...

200 weight fleece is usually very breathable. If I were commuting at minus 22, i would wear a very light polypro top, then a mid weight fleece pullover sweater, then a NF Denali jacket or somebodies...
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steve B.

A couple that (mostly) crossed the US last summer...

A couple that (mostly) crossed the US last summer found some roads in central Montana dangerous, with no shoulders and traffic buzzing them at 70mph. They literally bailed, flew from Great Falls to...
Forum: Northeast
09-22-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,675
Posted By Steve B.

To use Norman Levy you need to launch and return...

To use Norman Levy you need to launch and return within an hour of high tide as it has a lot of mud at the launch. As well its a schlep down a barrow and boring canal to the bay. There are other...
09-22-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 707
Posted By Steve B.

Pretty sure every Klein was made by Klein, even...

Pretty sure every Klein was made by Klein, even after Trek had purchased the company. I do not recall that Trek built any frames branded as Klein. I do remember it was early 2000's Trek had finally...
09-22-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 707
Posted By Steve B.

Agree. Not a common bike and by far, the best...

Agree. Not a common bike and by far, the best riding aluminum ever made with wonderful paint schemes.
Forum: Northeast
09-22-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,675
Posted By Steve B.

Was headed home thru Bellmore late morning...

Was headed home thru Bellmore late morning yesterday, stopped for a few minutes, I start hearing an extremely loud fighter jet overhead, sounded like the air show, except its not. I look up and...
Forum: Northeast
09-20-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,675
Posted By Steve B.

Ive lived on the south shore since "88 and am...

Ive lived on the south shore since "88 and am amazed at how many great places there are to take a kayak that I just never paid attention too. There are 10 or so launch locations between 5 Towns and...
Forum: Northeast
09-19-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,675
Posted By Steve B.

Did even better than that, went on a cruise. ...

Did even better than that, went on a cruise. (Actually just a nice kayak loop around the south bays. Ive taken up kayaking this summer, its a nice alternative). ...
09-18-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 814
Posted By Steve B.

The Shimano Saint DH pedal is useful for somebody...

The Shimano Saint DH pedal is useful for somebody getting used to clipless. Its dual sided SPD as well as having pins for using regular shoes or riding without clipping in. ...
09-16-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By Steve B.

Dont worry too much about high cadence. I would...

Dont worry too much about high cadence. I would just remember to gear down so that you are not pushing too hard over the top of the pedal stroke, that might cause some knee issues. I've heavy legs,...
09-16-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 814
Posted By Steve B.

When you miss the clip-in, just keep the foot on...

When you miss the clip-in, just keep the foot on the pedal and spin away. You can then clip in when you have some speed.
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,135
Posted By Steve B.

Way back when I backpacked, I used a Svea gas...

Way back when I backpacked, I used a Svea gas stove. Hoping to improve its efficiency, I purchased an MSR wind screen, designed for the stoves whose fuel tank would be located outside of the burner...
09-15-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,392
Posted By Steve B.

[QUOTE=Mtracer;22647405] Where I live, New...

[QUOTE=Mtracer;22647405]

Where I live, New Mexico, a few years back there was some proposed legislation to say that cyclist must use a bike path if available. This got shot down rather quickly....
09-13-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,239
Posted By Steve B.

100 statute miles, give or take.

100 statute miles, give or take.
Forum: Touring
09-12-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 931
Posted By Steve B.

Puzzled why a bike cannot carry a rack and small...

Puzzled why a bike cannot carry a rack and small panniers with change of clothing ?. You described a "credit card tour". You need a change of cycle clothing, some street clothes, rain gear, maybe...
09-12-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 838
Posted By Steve B.

I had 32mm Schwalbe marathons on my tourer used...

I had 32mm Schwalbe marathons on my tourer used for commuter. I would have gone to a 38 except I could not squeeze that tire under the fenders. I think 32-35 is a nice size as you can get away with...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,271
Posted By Steve B.

The perception is "its too hard". Its not and I...

The perception is "its too hard". Its not and I found it fun. Ive a buddy who's a lawyer upstate NY. He owns the office building which has a shower, He's also a weekend and occasional weekday...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,271
Posted By Steve B.

All the above: - Place to securely lock a bike....

All the above:
- Place to securely lock a bike. The burden is on the employer for this and most dont want to spend money on this.
- Showers and places to change, locker room to store nice work...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Steve B.

My commute was 27 each way. Most times I could...

My commute was 27 each way. Most times I could leave my car at work, bike home, then bike back in next day. Or I would park and ride as a round trip, parking 18 miles from work. I wasn't doing...
Forum: Touring
09-09-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,679
Views: 2,467,273
Posted By Steve B.

I used this bike on a long non-loaded tour, it...

I used this bike on a long non-loaded tour, it was heavy but rides predictably. I also used it for decades as a commuter with a light rear pannier load, never had handling issues. The ride with this...
09-09-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 925
Posted By Steve B.

Cannondale Aluminum Topstone 1 is near high end,...

Cannondale Aluminum Topstone 1 is near high end, priced at $2300. GRX 11 spd group.
09-07-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Steve B.

But you can use a shim to adjust cassette...

But you can use a shim to adjust cassette spacing. I do this on my Cannondale Topstone gravel bike. A WTB OEM wheel, no name hub, has a 105 12-25 cassette, 2nd wheelset is a 105 hub with a Shimano...
09-05-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By Steve B.

A buddy hit a bollard on a path around Eisenhower...

A buddy hit a bollard on a path around Eisenhower Park, in NY. It was one of those 3-4 ft. high models, designed to prevent automobiles from driving on the paved trail. Unfortunately it was painted...
09-05-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,894
Posted By Steve B.

Agree. The Downeast section along the Gulf of...

Agree. The Downeast section along the Gulf of Maine coast, east of Bah Hahbah is where they grow and harvest the tiny blueberries, which are then used to make the best blueberry pie I've ever had. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By Steve B.

I find tire with is entirely dependent on rim...

I find tire with is entirely dependent on rim width. My Conti Grand Prix 4 Season 28mm's are 32mm on a 23mm wide rim. My 25mm 5000's on my carbon road bike are 24mm on a 19mm wide rim.
09-04-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,019
Posted By Steve B.

My recollection was the period that Miyata pulled...

My recollection was the period that Miyata pulled out of the U.S. market was when much manufacturing was moving to Taiwan. I think mostly a Yen vs. Dollar issue with the Japanese unable to profit. ...
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Steve B.

Nemo Tensor, insulated or not your preference for...

Nemo Tensor, insulated or not your preference for conditions. Very comfortable, I use the wide version, its 25", easy to inflate with a pump sack. Packs into a 9.5" x 3" size.
09-02-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,469
Posted By Steve B.

Sounds like the 1040 is not correctly enabling a...

Sounds like the 1040 is not correctly enabling a search for a BT connection. The 1030 works fine at this. I leave my phone setting enabled at all times on the 1030, mostly as I use LiveTrack, which...
09-02-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,469
Posted By Steve B.

What you describe is what should happen. It...

What you describe is what should happen. It takes both devices, the phone as well as the 1040 to be actively searching for BT. When the 1040 starts up it will do a BT search. If it's already on...
09-01-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Steve B.

Dirt in the housing is usually the reason for...

Dirt in the housing is usually the reason for crappy shifting, thus I would change the housing same time you change cables.

Do a YT search for feeding housing into internal frames.
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 679
Posted By Steve B.

I admit I dont know quilts very well, other then...

I admit I dont know quilts very well, other then being aware they are popular with long distance backpackers going lightweight on the AT, etc..... I am somewhat old school, been camping 50 years and...
08-30-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Steve B.

Call a cab/Uber and remove the front wheel, stick...

Call a cab/Uber and remove the front wheel, stick it in the trunk.
08-30-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By Steve B.

It comes down to a question of does the cyclist...

It comes down to a question of does the cyclist have right of way on a marked bike lane and does the driver of the truck have a responsibility to yield to cycling traffic in that lane. There is no...
Forum: Introductions
08-30-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Steve B.

Your site name is "MB Girl", should change it to...

Your site name is "MB Girl", should change it to "Gravel Girl". Welcome in any event.
08-30-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Steve B.

Or a thicker shim. I use the shims that come...

Or a thicker shim. I use the shims that come with assorted lights, I add electrical tape as needed. Old inner tube works as well.
08-29-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Steve B.

The mounts are usually sized for the newer bar...

The mounts are usually sized for the newer bar standard of 31.8. Typically I use rubber shims to make it work on older bars.
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 679
Posted By Steve B.

In a mummy, when you roll on your aide, you still...

In a mummy, when you roll on your aide, you still have insulation. Easier to roll out of a quilt. Possibly you haven't slept with a bag zipped up because it wasn't particularly cold ?. I think...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 679
Posted By Steve B.

In a nutshell, this is a problem "I dread...

In a nutshell, this is a problem "I dread (perhaps too strong a word) the idea of setting up camp in sub-freezing temperature after a long day in the saddle. Perhaps not a big deal? or a definite...
08-28-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Steve B.

Why don't you tell us what features of the Wahoos...

Why don't you tell us what features of the Wahoos you don't need, and we can then guide you towards a device suited to your needs. Maybe give a Garmin Edge Explore 2 a look at, generally very...
08-27-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By Steve B.

I wonder if "failure to yield right of way" is a...

I wonder if "failure to yield right of way" is a citable offense in MD. ?
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