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05-15-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 803
Posted By Chuck M

I had never learned to swim and a couple of years...

I had never learned to swim and a couple of years ago I decided to take lessons. I can now swim well enough to not drown. But when I do go to the pool, I feel like I get a good cardio workout and...
05-15-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,449
Posted By Chuck M

I found the time to change my RD cable tonight. ...

I found the time to change my RD cable tonight. There didn't seem to be any fraying of the cable in the STI body. However I found that the plastic ferrule in the barrel adjuster was broken off. ...
05-15-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 274
Posted By Chuck M

IMHO, that cut just looks to be the worst of the...

IMHO, that cut just looks to be the worst of the damage. The sidewall is damaged far past the cut and I assume all around the tire. I'd bite the bullet and trash it unless you have a trainer and do...
05-15-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 803
Posted By Chuck M

Man I loved Sierra Nevada Torpedo when it first...

Man I loved Sierra Nevada Torpedo when it first came out. They changed it after a couple of years and it lost that piney finish.
05-15-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 274
Posted By Chuck M

It wouldn't hurt to post a picture of the cut...

It wouldn't hurt to post a picture of the cut with this question, unfortunately I think you are probably going to get the same answers as what your search results yielded.
05-15-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 803
Posted By Chuck M

At least this is more readable than the crap the...

At least this is more readable than the crap the other one posted.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By Chuck M

I have not personally tried these because they...

I have not personally tried these because they are expensive for what they are, but cheaper than a new set of HAs.
https://www.gearforears.com
05-14-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By Chuck M

I've bought a couple of bike in the last year or...

I've bought a couple of bike in the last year or so with Grab-ons. They smelled like every one that rode it back in the 80s.
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 482
Posted By Chuck M

I got a Costco membership after 35 years of my...

I got a Costco membership after 35 years of my wife nagging me to getting hearing aids. A local audiologist wanted to sell me a pair for $8000 and I could get adjustments for $35 per office visit. ...
05-14-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Chuck M

Garmin's taking care of this is just good...

Garmin's taking care of this is just good customer service and a goodwill gesture. I'd wager they make a pretty good profit on these and are aware that the user also likely has an Edge or other...
05-13-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 391
Posted By Chuck M

Just curious... Are these two identical...

Just curious... Are these two identical computers on two different bikes or are you moving the unit from bike to bike? And if they are two separate computers, are they both using the same satellite...
05-12-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 929
Posted By Chuck M

The chuck didn't fail on the Bontrager. It...

The chuck didn't fail on the Bontrager. It failed on the old cheap dept store pump. The only issue with the Bontrager and Schrader is the initial chuck which Trek made right.
05-12-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,205
Posted By Chuck M

I'd think the physical pain of a swift guillotine...

I'd think the physical pain of a swift guillotine execution would be less than the mental pain of knowing that I was going to die and being led to that death.
05-12-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Chuck M

If the bike was not well cared for, the chain...

If the bike was not well cared for, the chain IMHO is suspect. KMC chains are not terribly expensive on Amazon and since you indicate that your bike is possibly not a high end bike Wal-Mart sells...
05-12-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By Chuck M

My experience is purely unscientific. But when I...

My experience is purely unscientific. But when I bought a modern bike a few years ago I had never rode clipless, did not have the shoes for them and didn't see the point for my casual riding. The guy...
05-12-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 675
Posted By Chuck M

The threading together of dissimilar metals is...

The threading together of dissimilar metals is always going to be necessary from time to time and can't always be avoided. Proper torque methods are important for this reason.
05-12-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 590
Posted By Chuck M

Certainly. And I don't fault bikeforums for that...

Certainly. And I don't fault bikeforums for that as they have to pay the bills. But I found that a paid membership is worth every penny to not see all those ads.
05-12-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 590
Posted By Chuck M

I believe this. We were having dinner with...

I believe this. We were having dinner with friends one evening and they were talking about Bombas socks. We all have iPhones and our friends have an Amazon Echo device. The next morning my wife...
05-12-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 929
Posted By Chuck M

+1 on the Bontrager. My old pump was a pain to...

+1 on the Bontrager. My old pump was a pain to switch from presta to Schrader because I had to disassemble the head and flip the innards. That is why I bought the Bontrager. Mine had a problem...
05-12-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 773
Posted By Chuck M

I've suspected something, but I'm waiting for a...

I've suspected something, but I'm waiting for a post asking how long paper spacers should last on a freewheel before I make up my mind.
05-12-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 391
Posted By Chuck M

It seems people can get overly concerned with...

It seems people can get overly concerned with accuracy on these devices. Some rides I do with a gps watch and some rides with a computer with gps and wheel sensor. On the rides with the computer, I...
05-12-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 590
Posted By Chuck M

I use only the Safari built in browser on my Mac,...

I use only the Safari built in browser on my Mac, iPhone and iPad. I guess it does well enough to block trackers or whatever it takes to make ad targeting successful as I don't see a lot of bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 667
Posted By Chuck M

Unless he comes back to edit his post to advocate...

Unless he comes back to edit his post to advocate her riding without a helmet and shirt, I pretty much agree with Larry on this.
05-10-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,141
Posted By Chuck M

I've never seen Breaking Away.

I've never seen Breaking Away.
05-10-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,442
Posted By Chuck M

Contemplating the "anyone you love" statement. ...

Contemplating the "anyone you love" statement. My wife's '83 Bridgestone has Araya rims and the chrome is in like new condition. But I can safely bet she won't be riding it in the rain, more than...
05-09-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By Chuck M

That's correct. I guess that isn't exactly what...

That's correct. I guess that isn't exactly what you were talking about. It still keeps one from riding off without starting the ride though which I have done since I don't have mine setup to...
05-08-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By Chuck M

When I buy a bike and it is as complete as that...

When I buy a bike and it is as complete as that Fuji, I bring it home, air up the tires to max pressure, and ride it around the block just to say I did. Then it is a total tear down and overhaul. I...
05-08-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By Chuck M

I had a rechargeable beard trimmer that had...

I had a rechargeable beard trimmer that had interchangeable attachments. One of them was a nose and ear hair trimmer. It died on me and I bought a new Remington trimmer when I was done with No...
05-08-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Chuck M

Slow down? By the wounds on that curb it looks...

Slow down? By the wounds on that curb it looks like they need to watch where they are going as well.
05-08-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,205
Posted By Chuck M

Which is often understandable with seat tilt,...

Which is often understandable with seat tilt, derailleur, tire pressure or repair issues. But I can't understand why the resurrector of this thread was searching for this topic.
05-08-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26,268
Views: 2,816,640
Posted By Chuck M

I planned a road ride today after a half marathon...

I planned a road ride today after a half marathon yesterday to loosen up my hips. But the Oklahoma wind was more than I wanted to deal with. So i took a spin on my old Hi-Ten favorite and visited our...
05-07-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By Chuck M

Thank you. email sent.

Thank you. email sent.
05-06-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,135
Posted By Chuck M

Dang I must be old. I didn't understand the...

Dang I must be old. I didn't understand the animosity toward basketball players and had to use the googles to find the urban dictionary definition.
05-06-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 651
Posted By Chuck M

Nice looking original survivor. Enjoy it!

Nice looking original survivor. Enjoy it!
05-06-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By Chuck M

I honestly can't say I even understand what VO2...

I honestly can't say I even understand what VO2 Max is. I run half two half marathons a year with a group that mentors teens. As I run at the pace of the teen I partner with, and generally cycle in...
05-06-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By Chuck M

Thank you. Your experiment seems to suggest this...

Thank you. Your experiment seems to suggest this will do exactly what I want. Especially since it seemed to work with you putting the Garmin asleep. I'm running a half tomorrow so Sunday I may...
05-06-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,135
Posted By Chuck M

I'd like say I would avoid the finger because I'm...

I'd like say I would avoid the finger because I'm not that base, but that is not the truth. Where I am, I don't want to run the risk of further frustrating a methamphetamine maddened motorist even...
05-06-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By Chuck M

The lower cost of that strap is attractive as...

The lower cost of that strap is attractive as this isn't something I would use every ride. The toy I can't bring myself to spend money on though is a power meter. I've become interested in...
05-05-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By Chuck M

Thanks. That was the only thing I was wondering...

Thanks. That was the only thing I was wondering about. I didn't want to only have HR data for only the first 15 miles or so. Not that I do anything with it, I just don't like missing data.
05-05-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By Chuck M

Heart Rate Connection with GPS During Stops

I currently use my Garmin Forerunner as a heart rate sensor by broadcasting it to my Garmin Edge. I'm thinking about getting a heart rate strap, not because I think I need it, I just want to. I want...
05-05-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 825
Posted By Chuck M

I'm surprised that Wally World had 27" tires of...

I'm surprised that Wally World had 27" tires of any kind in stock. Around here I can't even find them in bike shops.
05-05-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By Chuck M

I realize this is too late for the OP as he has...

I realize this is too late for the OP as he has made his purchase, but in the event someone else is looking for this feature, I remembered that my Garmin Edge can be setup to auto start. I would...
05-04-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chuck M

I would/will because I have multiple Garmin...

I would/will because I have multiple Garmin devices, running watches and a bike computer. Although I agree that Garmin could do better with software, the hardware has never let me down.
05-04-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By Chuck M

I understand that you may not want to spend any...

I understand that you may not want to spend any more money on a device you aren't happy with, but buying the North America map from Garmin may save you future aggravation if you need maps for other...
05-03-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By Chuck M

It looks to me like a defect in the sidewall. I...

It looks to me like a defect in the sidewall. I would try to get a refund or replacement from the seller.

FWIW, I love my Paselas
05-02-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 389
Posted By Chuck M

I picked "No" in the poll as that was the closest...

I picked "No" in the poll as that was the closest option to never. I don't consider brake dust to be contamination.
05-02-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,465
Posted By Chuck M

As my spring half marathon season is winding...

As my spring half marathon season is winding down, I'm spending more time on my Trek so the contact points on my tuchas are a bit tender getting used to the stock Bontrager saddle. I suppose I...
05-01-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chuck M

Most of these alerts you are talking about...

Most of these alerts you are talking about popping up can be turned off. I tried to google links for you as one would assume that these instructions would be on Garmin's site, but I didn't come up...
05-01-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By Chuck M

I donít know if any of the current Fitbit devices...

I donít know if any of the current Fitbit devices do this, but I seem to recall my Fitbit Surge having the capability to automatically detect certain activities. I have not had a Fitbit for many...
05-01-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26,268
Views: 2,816,640
Posted By Chuck M

I took a good nap after church today and then got...

I took a good nap after church today and then got in a nice unplanned ride. About 23 miles, light wind, and temps in the mid 70s. All the yard work I had to do wasn't as important as getting out...
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