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09-19-21, 07:03 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

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09-18-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,727
Posted By The Chemist

Rewrapped the bar tape on my handlebar. It was...

Rewrapped the bar tape on my handlebar. It was looking pretty bad and had loosened up in places, and I thought I'd need to replace it, but after rewrapping it looks significantly better and should be...
09-18-21, 02:57 AM
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Beautiful sunny day for a ride.
09-16-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,416
Posted By The Chemist

All I can say is, Schwalbe Marathon tires are...

All I can say is, Schwalbe Marathon tires are well worth every penny. Bought a pair in March. Super durable, good grip, and smooth rolling. Can't ask for anything more from a tire.
09-16-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,727
Posted By The Chemist

Changed the chain. Realized that it had been a...

Changed the chain. Realized that it had been a year since I had done so, and had ridden over 5000km in that time, so figured it was time to do it.
09-16-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,416
Posted By The Chemist

I always carry flat fixing stuff (pump, spare...

I always carry flat fixing stuff (pump, spare tube, patches, tire levers) on every ride despite not having a single flat in nearly 5000km of riding this year. That stuff, plus a multitool, chain...
09-15-21, 02:05 AM
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Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

Lunchtime 35km. Nice to get out again after being...

Lunchtime 35km. Nice to get out again after being stuck indoors by rainy windy weather the last three days. Still a bit showery and blustery, but nothing serious.

Tried out my new bib shorts...
09-13-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By The Chemist

Regular Marathons will do the trick too. I put a...

Regular Marathons will do the trick too. I put a pair of Marathons on my bike back in March, and I've already put over 4000km on them without a single flat. Highly recommended.
09-12-21, 06:24 PM
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Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

None. Got a typhoon blowing in with wind / rain...

None. Got a typhoon blowing in with wind / rain for at least the next two days, so I probably won't be able to get back on the bike until Wednesday at the earliest. 😥
09-12-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By The Chemist

Only 1.5L for a metric century? That seems low. I...

Only 1.5L for a metric century? That seems low. I did almost 140km (85 miles) in rainy weather yesterday and drank about 5.5L over the course of the ride.
09-12-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,727
Posted By The Chemist

After about a quarter of yesterday's nearly 140km...

After about a quarter of yesterday's nearly 140km ride was in heavy rain, I took a rest day today to wash my bike, shorten my chain by a few links (it seemed to be a bit on the long / slack side when...
09-11-21, 05:16 AM
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Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

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Got caught in downpours three separate times today! Oh well,...
09-11-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,338
Posted By The Chemist

I have a 1x 46 front 32 rear, so yeah. Even...

I have a 1x 46 front 32 rear, so yeah. Even before I converted my bike to a 1x I still used the big-big combination. Never had any issues.
09-10-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,665
Posted By The Chemist

I have a magnetic sun shield (and a separate...

I have a magnetic sun shield (and a separate yellow tinted shield) that sticks on to my helmet by strong magnets. Then I can wear my usual glasses and have better sun protection for my eyes than I'd...
09-10-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,013
Posted By The Chemist

My apartment is too small to keep my bikes...

My apartment is too small to keep my bikes inside.

I keep them both outside in hallway beside the elevators, and they're both locked up there. Been living in this building for 7 years now without...
09-07-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,913
Posted By The Chemist

Yep, I get runner's nipple when I ride hard in...

Yep, I get runner's nipple when I ride hard in Shanghai's hot humid summer and I'm not wearing a tight-fitting cycling jersey. I can wear looser clothes in every other season, but given how sweaty I...
09-07-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By The Chemist

No, neither of them. I've been using mine...

No, neither of them. I've been using mine constantly for over a year now and I've never had to reset it. The GPS signal is quite good, and rarely loses signal except when I'm in a really sheltered...
09-07-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By The Chemist

I've had a great experience with my Bryton Rider...

I've had a great experience with my Bryton Rider 420. Had it for a year, ridden about 5500km with it. No issues at all. Syncs up well with all kinds of sensors (I believe both ANT+ and Bluetooth),...
08-30-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

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Slow and relaxing sunset ride today.
08-29-21, 04:55 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

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08-28-21, 09:04 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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08-26-21, 06:34 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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Trunk bag on my rear rack. Also a good place to store my lock,...
08-26-21, 06:29 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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08-24-21, 07:02 PM
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Views: 7,519
Posted By The Chemist

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Not very old. 2008 Dahon Boardwalk.
08-23-21, 06:49 AM
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Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

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08-22-21, 05:59 PM
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Views: 1,881
Posted By The Chemist

Just two. A Dahon folder and a fitness hybrid...

Just two. A Dahon folder and a fitness hybrid that I converted to a 1x drop bar. Both get ridden regularly.
08-22-21, 05:53 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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Not a great ride. My seat post clamp has become kind of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 332,852
Posted By The Chemist

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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-21, 05:23 AM
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Views: 778
Posted By The Chemist

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This is my Dahon Boardwalk. I recently took it out of storage and...
08-21-21, 05:14 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

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08-19-21, 06:39 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

47km lunchtime ride. ...

47km lunchtime ride.

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08-14-21, 05:33 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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A bit soggy today.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-21, 05:29 PM
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Views: 332,852
Posted By The Chemist

They're not allowed anymore, unless they're in a...

They're not allowed anymore, unless they're in a bag. But back when I was taking my folder on the Metro (circa 2008) they were allowed to be carried without being bagged.
08-13-21, 02:36 AM
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Views: 613
Posted By The Chemist

I buy stuff from the Chinese domestic version of...

I buy stuff from the Chinese domestic version of AliExpress called Taobao all the time. I've bought chainrings, chains, cranks and bottom brackets, derailleurs, shifters, brakes, saddles, bags,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 332,852
Posted By The Chemist

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Back when my bike was new it spent a lot of time on the Metro, as my...
08-13-21, 02:25 AM
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Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

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08-12-21, 07:39 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

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After getting drenched during yesterday's ride, at least...
08-11-21, 07:30 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

33km at lunch today. Got caught in a downpour...

33km at lunch today. Got caught in a downpour about halfway, so came home pretty much drenched. At least I was riding my bike with the Brooks C15 all weather saddle and not the one with the B17...
08-10-21, 07:32 AM
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Views: 311,392
Posted By The Chemist

Replaced derailleur cable and housing. Shifting...

Replaced derailleur cable and housing. Shifting on my previous ride was noticeably mushy, and I know from past experience that this is a good sign that the derailleur cable is on its way out at the...
08-08-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

It is if you use the temperature scale that the...

It is if you use the temperature scale that the rest of the world outside the USA uses, yes.😉
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 332,852
Posted By The Chemist

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My Dahon posing with the world's second tallest building during my...
08-08-21, 05:40 AM
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Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

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First metric century on a folding bike today. Still hot (34...
08-07-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

I think I might need one too. My shifter felt...

I think I might need one too. My shifter felt really mushy last night, so I need to at least inspect it as I know from past experience that's a sign of impending failure.
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08-06-21, 06:51 AM
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Views: 606
Posted By The Chemist

I've noticed something similar in winter. In...

I've noticed something similar in winter. In summer I can wear my Bryton HRM right under my jersey and it'll work from the start because the heat and humidity gets me sweating right away. But in...
08-06-21, 06:40 AM
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Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

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08-05-21, 12:02 AM
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Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

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08-05-21, 12:01 AM
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Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

One of the vagaries of China's unified time zone...

One of the vagaries of China's unified time zone - most countries this size would have at least 3 time zones, but China only has one. As a result, cities in the east of China have sunrise very early,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 332,852
Posted By The Chemist

Yes, near Lupu Bridge. Air quality here has...

Yes, near Lupu Bridge. Air quality here has improved significantly over the last few years, particularly in the summer, so nice clear days have become much more common.
08-02-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 215,677
Posted By The Chemist

About 8pm. Sun sets early here even in the summer...

About 8pm. Sun sets early here even in the summer (latest sunset is about 7pm).
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 332,852
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