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08-25-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,080
Posted By N2deep

I love black coffee and drink a pot or two every...

I love black coffee and drink a pot or two every day from the ole MocaMaster using locally roasted beans. Hot is OK but growing up in the desert we all drink ice coffee, sometimes with a splash of...
07-22-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,452
Posted By N2deep

That would require arm wrestling the pope. 😂😂😂

That would require arm wrestling the pope. 😂😂😂
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,126
Posted By N2deep

I understand the business model but believe it...

I understand the business model but believe it would be improved if you could submit an offer, Multiple sites have this feature. Just saying, Thanks for your input.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,126
Posted By N2deep

I like pro's closet and buy a lot of...

I like pro's closet and buy a lot of components-mostly wheels from them. My only gripe is that they lack a mechanism/system to make an offer on a bike, especially since some of the bikes have really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,764
Posted By N2deep

Big fan of the chamois creme, I use the small...

Big fan of the chamois creme, I use the small packs when I can find them or use the small disposable contact lens cases/holders if traveling for a couple of days. A case of the lens holders are $5.00...
06-10-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,178
Posted By N2deep

Impressive, nice ride and happy birthday!

Impressive, nice ride and happy birthday!
06-01-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,616
Posted By N2deep

No, its an easy fix now, ride it a couple of...

No, its an easy fix now, ride it a couple of hundred mies and the crack propagates circumferentially and its a bigger issue. Think about it, it crackd because its a stress point. Besides skin costs...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,646
Posted By N2deep

I still appreciate triples. Due to a lack of a...

I still appreciate triples. Due to a lack of a solid triple with a respectable granny and the hills of Pittsburgh I switched my compact to a sub compact. Yes, larger cassettes are available but who...
05-23-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By N2deep

Probably the most inaccurate method to measure...

Probably the most inaccurate method to measure bolt load is by measuring torque because its dependent on thread flank size, shape, surface finish and about 25 other attributes. Studies have shown...
Forum: Touring
05-09-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,415
Posted By N2deep

There are some excellent suggestions listed...

There are some excellent suggestions listed above. However if your willing to look at steel there are excellent Surly choices available beyond the Ogre. The Cross Check, the Straggler and the Trucker...
04-20-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,935
Posted By N2deep

I ride for fun and average 3K a year. I agree...

I ride for fun and average 3K a year. I agree with the "Can't improve what you don't measure" philosophy. I ride alone most days out of choice and schedule issues and live in the coastal flats of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,325
Posted By N2deep

The smart ones know when to yell BS and the dumb...

The smart ones know when to yell BS and the dumb ones never will, intelligent post or not. Sadly, censorship on bike forms is seriously more dangerous than a stupid post, gone are the days when...
04-05-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 11,298
Posted By N2deep

I love the new stuff, gears, bars, seats, wheels,...

I love the new stuff, gears, bars, seats, wheels, tires, pedals, materials, helmets, clothing, suspension, eletronic shifting,, all the gadgets. Most gains today are minuscule but still positive and...
04-01-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By N2deep

Intersting that other countries that used...

Intersting that other countries that used Ivermectin experienced a lower mortality rate, Africa for example and many third world countries. . The purpose of the Medical Journal is not to provide...
03-31-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By N2deep

Who cares? Everyone I know is over the propaganda...

Who cares? Everyone I know is over the propaganda ..
02-26-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 91,137
Posted By N2deep

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Fun gravel bike...
02-01-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,898
Posted By N2deep

Ouch, that stings!

Ouch, that stings!
01-29-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By N2deep

Cross Checks and stragglers are both great frames...

Cross Checks and stragglers are both great frames due to their ability to accept so many different components and riding styles. Your plan seems solid but I would reconsider such wide tires for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By N2deep

TSA agents are unpredictable and putting tools in...

TSA agents are unpredictable and putting tools in your carryon is asking for trouble. It amazes me how in consistent they can be, some airports you could carry a bazooka thru and others will check...
01-23-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By N2deep

Maybe, just maybe, a few pictures and a clear...

Maybe, just maybe, a few pictures and a clear description of the tools and what your trying to accomplish would help us help you.
01-13-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,284
Posted By N2deep

This is all snobbish bullpoop. Sounds like some...

This is all snobbish bullpoop. Sounds like some shallow, stoopid, self empowering pigmy idea for saving the world. You need to see the people in this world whos mother and father work their asses...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By N2deep

When traveling I use a front rack and ortlieb...

When traveling I use a front rack and ortlieb panniers. I like the weight distribution aspect of front panniers and in the future will consider a porteur bag. BTW, Ortlieb panniers have a handle...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By N2deep

Hafny FR03 68 mm dia and blue anti glare. Best of...

Hafny FR03 68 mm dia and blue anti glare. Best of the best.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,608
Posted By N2deep

A little over 3556 road miles this year, a good...

A little over 3556 road miles this year, a good year for me but a little short of my 300 a month goal. Im jealous of some of your mileage, good stuff guys
12-22-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,359
Posted By N2deep

Im jealous, the Mt Lemon ride is definitely high...

Im jealous, the Mt Lemon ride is definitely high on my hit list. Best ride of the year for me is the Concur the Coast which circles Corpus Christi Bay. Its the only day of the year that we can...
12-19-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,519
Posted By N2deep

Normally I RMA on my birthday but skipped it this...

Normally I RMA on my birthday but skipped it this year due to the heat. I rode 67 miles and decided to skip the extra miles due to dehydration and exhaustion. Sometimes you just need to know when to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,176
Posted By N2deep

I like the look of Zipps and Enves but the math...

I like the look of Zipps and Enves but the math doesn't work for me. My old Trek Paradigm Comps weigh in at 1600 grams and a nice set of carbon wheels might save 200 grams, thats about $10 per gram....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,737
Posted By N2deep

Im also considering a set of Zipp carbon wheels...

Im also considering a set of Zipp carbon wheels but the math doesn't work for me. My current set, Bontrager Paradigm Comps, weigh in ~1600 grams or 200 grams more than a nice set of carbon wheels,...
12-06-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,026
Posted By N2deep

Mirrors suck but this one works.

I know, I know,, mirrors are a true indication of senility and worse, real aged Fred status. However after trashing multiple mirrors I found one that actually works with drop bars. I bought Hafnys...
12-04-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,703
Posted By N2deep

My monthly goal is 300 and December is no...

My monthly goal is 300 and December is no exception, so far 30/300 completed. Might be a tough month to meet any goals with travel and Christmas.. let the games begin..
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,269
Posted By N2deep

Espresso shots would be appreciated as well as...

Espresso shots would be appreciated as well as iced coffee. Nothing greasy like BBQ, sliders or cooked meat products. I always appreciate PB&Js, a little pickle juice, fruits, fig bars and cold...
11-12-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,528
Posted By N2deep

Actually the 3x9 system was one of the best ever...

Actually the 3x9 system was one of the best ever designed but became obsolete Manufacturers sold everyone on the latest fad the 2x10 system which was replaced by the 2x11 and now the 2x12, so we...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-06-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,282
Posted By N2deep

Sounds like a small pinch flat. Remove the tube,...

Sounds like a small pinch flat. Remove the tube, pressurize it and dip in water or use soap. Let us know what you find!
10-22-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 967,815
Posted By N2deep

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Im down to two bikes, a Trek SLR Domane, a sweet...
10-04-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,695
Posted By N2deep

Our roads are tough on tires due to the amount of...

Our roads are tough on tires due to the amount of rubbish, glass, wires, in the bike lane and gutters. I hate gatorskins on several levels including the lack of durability and poor riding...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,673
Posted By N2deep

This guy is spot on. . Being able to control the...

This guy is spot on. . Being able to control the temperature and size of the heat affected zone is paramount to obtain a quality weld. There is a lot more to braising than getting the solder to flow...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,474
Posted By N2deep

First and most important is how the bike fits...

First and most important is how the bike fits you! Buying a bike that doesn't fit even if its a bargain is a waste of cash and time. Second, Not all sizes and or brands are comparable, a 54 Salsa...
08-09-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,530
Posted By N2deep

I have an older road helmet in great shape but am...

I have an older road helmet in great shape but am considering replacing it with a newer technology (MIPS) and a visor.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,848
Posted By N2deep

Have you considered a sub compact, 48/32 or...

Have you considered a sub compact, 48/32 or 46/30, chain rings? Absolute black sells a set the will fit on ultegra 6800 and better that work great in the hills. The rings are ovals but work great.....
08-02-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,798
Posted By N2deep

I too am a big fan of 3x9 triples especially in...

I too am a big fan of 3x9 triples especially in the mountains. Where I live is flat and my Domane with 2x11s is more than adequate. However move up to an area like Pittsburgh where there is less than...
07-31-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,120
Posted By N2deep

My monthly goal is 300 miles, rain or shine

My monthly goal is 300 miles, rain or shine
07-29-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By N2deep

The bars appear to be a Chinese knockoff and are...

The bars appear to be a Chinese knockoff and are suspect at best. I suggest placing the bars in a stationary vise that would allow load testing, an old stem and a bench vise would be perfect, and...
07-27-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,202
Posted By N2deep

No, just No. Being financially challenged is not...

No, just No. Being financially challenged is not an excuse for poor hygiene!! I grew up in an area where some families had dirt floors inside their homes but these people always found a way to keep...
07-26-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,202
Posted By N2deep

Theres some nasty recommendation out there! Five...

Theres some nasty recommendation out there! Five or six days in the same clothes is an invitation to the emergency room for major infections and having the locals throw rocks in self defense, please...
07-26-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,095
Posted By N2deep

Sorry but I need to clarify my recommendation....

Sorry but I need to clarify my recommendation. The intent is not to drill out or machine out the entire bearing. The intent is to drill or machine 4 spots or holes, 90 degrees apart, more if needed....
07-24-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,148
Posted By N2deep

I suggest, 1. How tight are the toe boxes in...

I suggest,
1. How tight are the toe boxes in your shoes. Need room for your feet/toes to move
2. When pedaling are your soles flat or pointed at the bottom of your stroke. If you are pointing your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,074
Posted By N2deep

Im not a fan of the caps but will wear one,...

Im not a fan of the caps but will wear one, rarely, on hot days to help with the sun and extremely cold days for warmth. Other than as noted i think they are a touch ugly and distract from the...
07-18-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 58,818
Posted By N2deep

Definateely a clyde here. We ride for our...

Definateely a clyde here. We ride for our enjoyment and shouldn’t care what others think. There’s always some bonehead that will take cheap shots but think of it this way, you lapped everyone who...
07-18-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,554
Posted By N2deep

I like the hot hatchs, like the GTI, for several...

I like the hot hatchs, like the GTI, for several reasons but mainly because it will hold a couple of bikes and gear in the back which keeps all your stuff clean and safe on longer trips and the roof...
07-15-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 15,236
Posted By N2deep

In proper southern Yall is constrained to less...

In proper southern Yall is constrained to less than three people, if addressing a group All YAll is proper.. :>0
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