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Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By masonv45

Years ago, jogging around my subdivision and a...

Years ago, jogging around my subdivision and a dog came tearing out of the garage ready to bite my head off. A shot from my water bottle up the nose stopped him in his tracks.

My next lap around...
09-13-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,013
Posted By masonv45

Here's me and my 2008 Giant OCR Composite 1. All...

Here's me and my 2008 Giant OCR Composite 1. All carbon fiber. It snowed in Memphis for a week this past Feb. Then the temp rose to 65. Warm enough to wear bike shorts when there was snow still on...
08-10-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,112
Posted By masonv45

When freshly lubed, my 2005 Giant OCR Composite 1...

When freshly lubed, my 2005 Giant OCR Composite 1 (full carbon/Ultegra components/FSA BB) is silent. I only hear the tires on the road unless a little cross-chaining is going on. When I hear chain...
08-08-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By masonv45

Old Diamondback Caraca

I think I'm missing a spacer between the handlebar and stem. Anyone have any insight they'd like to share? ...
07-11-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By masonv45

Neuvation Logo

Does anyone know which Neuvation Logo on their wheelset is newer? The full word "Neuvation", or the stylized "N".
07-04-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By masonv45

Turn the fork sideways - lock the brake - and...

Turn the fork sideways - lock the brake - and rock the bike back and forth. Place your fingers at the junction of the fork and frame. There should be little to no movement.

Pay attention to the...
07-02-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By masonv45

Standard US phillips screwdrivers can be made to...

Standard US phillips screwdrivers can be made to fit JIS screws by grinding off the tip until it fits the screw head with no play. It's not perfect, but it will really help prevent rounding off 95%...
06-28-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 858
Posted By masonv45

I wouldn't say it's backwards - more like 180...

I wouldn't say it's backwards - more like 180 out of place. PO installed it incorrectly.
06-24-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By masonv45

I know most here ride road bikes - where the...

I know most here ride road bikes - where the front brake is your primary brake.

But the OP stated he rides mostly mountain trails. Where traction is questionable, the rear brake is used more...
06-24-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By masonv45

Probably air in the line. Air compresses, liquid...

Probably air in the line. Air compresses, liquid doesn't.
06-21-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By masonv45

This is very common on motorcycles. The...

This is very common on motorcycles.

The cause is the fluid return hole on the master cylinder has become plugged. As the fluid heats up (like on a downhill), it expands. Since the fluid cannot...
06-18-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By masonv45

Remove the seat and have him start from a stop....

Remove the seat and have him start from a stop. He'll figure it out quick.
06-16-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By masonv45

Google says 3mL = .6 teaspoon

Google says 3mL = .6 teaspoon
06-12-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By masonv45

Seth Bike Hacks put baby oil in his brakes. No...

Seth Bike Hacks put baby oil in his brakes. No long term test yet - but they worked just fine on first ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By masonv45

I've ridden over 4k miles on my Giant 2005 OCR...

I've ridden over 4k miles on my Giant 2005 OCR Composite 1 since I got it in 2019. Light - light bike. Very responsive. Don't knock them just because they are old(er).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By masonv45

Look into triathlon shoes. Vents for draining...

Look into triathlon shoes. Vents for draining water and drying feet.
05-16-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,648
Posted By masonv45

Personally, I think standover height has nothing...

Personally, I think standover height has nothing to do with bike fit. Look at it this way ... you probably stand with the bike between your legs 1% of the time. So why use that measurement as a...
05-16-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By masonv45

Sounds like air in the master cylinder. The...

Sounds like air in the master cylinder.

The air in the master cylinder gets jumbled about while riding and can get stuck in the piston bore. If you have good brakes while not riding - and they...
05-14-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,001
Posted By masonv45

My experience training for a marathon - and now...

My experience training for a marathon - and now training for a Half-Ironman ... asphalt is more forgiving on the legs (up to 7 times softer) so after about 1.5 hrs of running - asphalt definitely...
04-12-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,147
Posted By masonv45

I had the same era bike for a couple years. ...

I had the same era bike for a couple years.

Great bike!
03-18-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By masonv45

I just switched it from that way. When I did, I...

I just switched it from that way. When I did, I had to use my middle finger on the brake lever. It was too close to use my first finger. If I move it further away, I have difficulty reaching the...
03-17-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By masonv45

This is the situation I have with my setup. ...

This is the situation I have with my setup.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x922/20210317_141355_002f5cbe33327faa3ea75ac28dd4d98292e16a02.jpg...
02-25-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By masonv45

I had a an old Honda motorcycle with lots of...

I had a an old Honda motorcycle with lots of chrome that needed polishing to stay looking good. I would clean the chrome well and then use Nevr Dull on it. It would keep it looking good for a full...
02-22-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,303
Posted By masonv45

Never ride close to the line on the side of the...

Never ride close to the line on the side of the road. It "encourages" vehicles behind you to attempt to squeeze by without going into the opposing lane to pass.

Ride far enough away that a car...
02-02-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 826
Posted By masonv45

You're going to need to prove to the auditor what...

You're going to need to prove to the auditor what the market value of the bike. Easiest way would be to find 3 "completed" ebay auctions and present all three. The auditor should take the average...
Forum: Triathlon
01-31-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By masonv45

In 2020, Memphis 70.3 was postponed to Oct 2021...

In 2020, Memphis 70.3 was postponed to Oct 2021 ...
01-31-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By masonv45

https://youtu.be/CcTLYYwTwIA This is what...

https://youtu.be/CcTLYYwTwIA

This is what our City did to cross a major 6 lane road. I've ridden it several times. It works great!

There is a button on each side of the road - and each side...
Forum: Triathlon
01-26-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,985
Posted By masonv45

I've got Aero bars on my road bike and rode that...

I've got Aero bars on my road bike and rode that setup for months in preparation for a Half IM last year. Besides a good tri saddle, get a forward seat post. Mine is a used Profile Design Fast...
01-25-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By masonv45

I had the same issue. New pads was the solution...

I had the same issue. New pads was the solution for me. Cleaning the old pads did not fix the issue.
01-25-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,329
Posted By masonv45

On a bike that old, make sure the front...

On a bike that old, make sure the front Derailleur cage is not bent and is aligned correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By masonv45

There are o-rings around the brake piston - which...

There are o-rings around the brake piston - which hold the fluid from leaking out.

When the piston is pushed out, it "rolls" the o-ring. When pressure is released, the piston is retracted by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By masonv45

There are o-rings around the brake piston - which...

There are o-rings around the brake piston - which hold the fluid from leaking out.

When the piston is pushed out, it "rolls" the o-ring. When pressure is released, the piston is retracted by the...
01-16-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By masonv45

Shimano 600 tricolor brakes have these bearing...

Shimano 600 tricolor brakes have these bearing too.
Forum: Triathlon
01-16-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By masonv45

Most shoe companies use the same foot last to...

Most shoe companies use the same foot last to make their shoes regardless of the shoe model. So if you wear a 9 in Addidas - all Addidas size 9 should fit.
01-11-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By masonv45

Thanks prj71... I know manufacturer's "say"...

Thanks prj71...

I know manufacturer's "say" something doesn't work - but sometimes they do. I was just wondering if anyone had every tried it.

I'm having difficulty finding an 8 speed Shimano...
01-10-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By masonv45

Box Four / Shimano Compatibility

I converted my used GT Aggressor Expert to a 1x8 and love it. However, the rear shifter won't shift up to the next gear in the middle of the cassette on one click. I have to upshift twice and down...
01-09-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,806
Posted By masonv45

I've made several motorcycle wind shields. ...

I've made several motorcycle wind shields.
-Turn oven to 225
-Turn over a cookie sheet and cover with a dish towel
- Lay out plastic on towel insert into oven and allow to heat until it is...
Forum: Triathlon
01-09-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By masonv45

For shoes - they vary greatly per person - kind...

For shoes - they vary greatly per person - kind of like saddles on bikes.

I've run in Nike, Asics - and my last 4 pairs have been UnderArmour. I replace them after 500 miles.

Any good pair...
12-24-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By masonv45

Buy the chrome ones - scuff - metal primer -...

Buy the chrome ones - scuff - metal primer - paint.
12-23-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,957
Posted By masonv45

On my long training runs - I used homemade honey...

On my long training runs - I used homemade honey packets instead of gels like GU.

Worked great and doesn't break the bank.
12-15-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,299
Posted By masonv45

If able to safely - I found a water bottle spray...

If able to safely - I found a water bottle spray right up the muzzle will deter most dogs.
12-11-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By masonv45

I highly recommend a narrow-wide chainring. Just...

I highly recommend a narrow-wide chainring. Just replaced the entire bottom end on my 2016 GT Aggressor Expert. 32T chainring. Left the rear untouched including the chain. No dropped chain and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,106
Posted By masonv45

I find if I focus on using my hamstrings more, my...

I find if I focus on using my hamstrings more, my heels will naturally drop ....
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By masonv45

Have you looked into a FRS radio and throat...

Have you looked into a FRS radio and throat mic's?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CB7RWOC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_f0AXFbT5G7947
11-30-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,834
Posted By masonv45

According to the specs, my 2005 Giant OCR1...

According to the specs, my 2005 Giant OCR1 Composite weighs in at 17.4 lbs....
11-30-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,640
Posted By masonv45

I've been using these for a couple winters now......

I've been using these for a couple winters now...

https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/freeze-out-inner-glove-liners

Much motorcycle gear/liners translate well to cycling.
11-28-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By masonv45

Sounds like the rear cable is slipping in the...

Sounds like the rear cable is slipping in the rear mech locknut.
11-27-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,540
Posted By masonv45

I've been running this rear light for 7 months...

I've been running this rear light for 7 months now and love it. For those that don't have room on their seat post, it will strap to the seat stay. Different modes for both day and night riding. Great...
10-27-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,618
Posted By masonv45

The regulations here in TN - and probably most...

The regulations here in TN - and probably most states - is that a vehicle must stop forward momentum.

On vehicles, most officers look for the vehicle to rock back on it's suspension to signal a...
10-19-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,434
Posted By masonv45

Ordered this rechargeable light from Amazon and...

Ordered this rechargeable light from Amazon and it has surpassed all my expectations.
6 flashing modes, charges in 2.5 hours - and is fin shaped for visibility on 3 sides.
It may be just what you...
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