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Forum: Commuting
12-21-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By alias5000

4260 km this year, down from about 5000 in the...

4260 km this year, down from about 5000 in the last years. Work from home and the lack of club rides has left its impact. Hoping that 2022 will be better!
10-19-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,776
Posted By alias5000

Often you can, but you may need a chain tensioner.

Often you can, but you may need a chain tensioner.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Haha, yes :popcorn! Cheers One thing that a...

Haha, yes :popcorn! Cheers

One thing that a fancier road bike isn't going to give me is consistent high performance in adverse and cold conditions. Rain, wind and cold is going to slow me down for...
09-16-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By alias5000

Not as puncture resistant. We have Schwalbe Ones...

Not as puncture resistant. We have Schwalbe Ones and Gatorskins. The One's feel softer on the road, but have had their more-than-fair share of punctures. Gatorskins have been trouble-free.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Yeah, you got me there :D

Yeah, you got me there :D
01-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,500
Posted By alias5000

I started with regular Squirt. Nice, but not...

I started with regular Squirt. Nice, but not super nice in rain, cold and turns dirty quick. Switched to the low-temp version and have been using it for some seasons now. I'm happy with that summer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,201
Posted By alias5000

Lots of things have been said. It's also a bit...

Lots of things have been said. It's also a bit about individual expectations, especially for the stronger riders. If the stronger riders want real exercise, they should consider splitting that...
11-22-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,750
Posted By alias5000

I have similar grocery run needs as you,...

I have similar grocery run needs as you, including buying bottled water every week and often carrying up to 30L of other liquids. I do this on ip to two grocery runs using a standard cargo trailer....
10-29-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,472
Posted By alias5000

As for the forumslader, here is a power vs....

As for the forumslader, here is a power vs. ground speed curve for a 700C wheel (all curves labeled "FL_" are forumslader, and the FL_alt_low (green) probably is from an older version ('alt' =...
07-21-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,665
Posted By alias5000

It is a lovely bike. But that white boom tube is...

It is a lovely bike. But that white boom tube is just so hard to keep shiny clean, it's almost a dirt dinner plate. As we all know, that is all that matters :-)
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,150
Posted By alias5000

Chain waxing, rain and durability

Hello everyone,.
I'm looking for some real-life experience regarding how chains hold up in rain conditions that have been waxed (immersed in a cooker, not the bottled lube kind). It is easy to find...
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