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03-22-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By The Chemist

As someone who has used Bryton GPS units (I have...

As someone who has used Bryton GPS units (I have a 420 and 750) for a long time, I can state that their stated battery life is pretty accurate - they should be able to get very close to the quoted...
03-09-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

Of course. Distance in metric, temperature also...

Of course. Distance in metric, temperature also in metric. 🙂
03-08-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

34km today in beautiful spring sunshine. At 19...

34km today in beautiful spring sunshine. At 19 degrees, it was warm enough to wear my full summer kit for the first time this year, which was nice since summer kit is more comfortable than winter...
03-08-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

Yep, not super useful on busy roads with...

Yep, not super useful on busy roads with separated bike lanes (which are relatively common here in Shanghai) but on lighter traffic roads that may not have protected bike lanes, it's super useful....
03-08-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,106
Posted By The Chemist

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03-06-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

75km on a cool and somewhat blustery day. Looking...

75km on a cool and somewhat blustery day. Looking forward to the warming trend this week with temperatures turning positively springlike in the low 20s by mid-week.

Was nice to try out my new...
03-06-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,615
Posted By The Chemist

I put a set of 28c Schwalbe Marathons on my bike...

I put a set of 28c Schwalbe Marathons on my bike almost exactly a year ago. I've ridden them nearly 10000km, and in that time I've had exactly one flat. That alone is worth the extra price of the...
02-22-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,956
Posted By The Chemist

That too. I live on the 24th floor so I always...

That too. I live on the 24th floor so I always take the elevator and never have to carry the bike, so that's not an issue for me at all.
02-20-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,956
Posted By The Chemist

No, pretty much none. The only climbing I do is...

No, pretty much none. The only climbing I do is up onto bridge decks, which are short and usually not very steep. I usually only get about 300-400m of climbing per 100km at most. Obviously if there...
02-19-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

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02-19-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,475
Posted By The Chemist

Mine's pretty much a bike of Theseus at this...

Mine's pretty much a bike of Theseus at this stage, as only the frame, fork, headset, and seat tube are original. And I will be changing the fork as well in the spring, as I want to convert to disc...
02-19-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,956
Posted By The Chemist

I ride a 15kg hybrid that I converted to a 1x...

I ride a 15kg hybrid that I converted to a 1x drive train with drop bars, and I absolutely love it. Might I be a bit faster with a lighter bike? Possibly. But I can already average nearly 29km/h over...
02-13-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

If you're not willing to ride in the rain, you...

If you're not willing to ride in the rain, you won't do a lot of riding in Shanghai in February. At least it was only a very light rain so I didn't get too wet. 😁
02-13-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

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02-04-22, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

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First decent weather day in quite a while. Sunny and...
01-31-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3,920
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Posted By The Chemist

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Took my daughter out for a short 8km spin today.
01-31-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By The Chemist

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Magnetic visor. I have this yellow one for cloudy, rainy, and dark...
01-30-22, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

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01-29-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 19,279
Posted By The Chemist

178cm, and I ride a Giant sized medium frame...

178cm, and I ride a Giant sized medium frame (570mm top tube).
01-28-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3,920
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Posted By The Chemist

Only 1 degree last night, but still rode 50km in...

Only 1 degree last night, but still rode 50km in light rain / sleet. Not the best of conditions, but still a good ride.
01-28-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,108
Posted By The Chemist

Two pairs, both with SPD cleats. A Chinese brand...

Two pairs, both with SPD cleats. A Chinese brand casual style shoe for summer riding, and a pair of 45N Ragnaroks for winter riding.
01-24-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,796
Posted By The Chemist

It will be. I've had Marathons on my bike since...

It will be. I've had Marathons on my bike since last March and have put over 8000km on them. In all that riding I've had all of one flat, and they're still in great shape despite the mileage.
01-18-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

34km in about 1 hour and 10 minutes at lunch...

34km in about 1 hour and 10 minutes at lunch today. Temperatures back above 10 degrees for highs this week, which is warm enough for me to wear a thinner jacket and shorts rather than tights, which...
01-18-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,182
Posted By The Chemist

I've got my saddle set so that my foot can sit...

I've got my saddle set so that my foot can sit flat on top of a regular height curb (perfect for when stopped at traffic lights) when sitting on the saddle. This makes for a comfortable ride without...
01-09-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

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12-31-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

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12-29-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,911
Posted By The Chemist

I'll agree with this. I got a new pair of winter...

I'll agree with this. I got a new pair of winter shoes for Christmas (45NRTH Ragnarok) and they are the stiffest cycling shoes I've ever used. Despite using SPD cleats, I would never want to walk...
12-29-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

That's the air reservoir for my Air Zound air...

That's the air reservoir for my Air Zound air horn. There was enough space between the rack stays and between the rack and fender that that became a perfect spot for it - it's completely out of the...
12-29-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

Warmed up today. Perfect day for my third...

Warmed up today. Perfect day for my third imperial century of the year.
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12-27-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

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12-27-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By The Chemist

Litepro makes narrow-wide chainrings in 130BCD in...

Litepro makes narrow-wide chainrings in 130BCD in sizes from 45t all the way to 58t. I've got them on both my bikes (one a 46t, the other a 50t), and they work really well (never dropped a chain) and...
12-24-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,922
Posted By The Chemist

A bike that's comfortable and smooth to ride for...

A bike that's comfortable and smooth to ride for hundreds or thousands of kilometres with no mechanical problems. Beyond that, everything is secondary.
12-21-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By The Chemist

Longest ride ever, first ever double metric. An...

Longest ride ever, first ever double metric. An epic ride in every way.

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11-27-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,255
Posted By The Chemist

I work from home, so I usually do a 50-60 minute...

I work from home, so I usually do a 50-60 minute daily ride at lunch time on work days, though occasionally I'll ride at around 5 after I finish work for the day.

On the weekend I typically start...
11-23-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,602
Posted By The Chemist

I live in a very small apartment on the 24th...

I live in a very small apartment on the 24th floo4r, so my bikes stay locked up in the corridor outside near the elevators.
11-02-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,400
Posted By The Chemist

Yes, that's the one. I've been using one for...

Yes, that's the one. I've been using one for years, and I really like it. I tend not to use it on pedestrians or other cyclists - I have a bell for that - but it works well for cars and motor...
10-30-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

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10-23-21, 10:55 PM
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Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

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10-21-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,691
Posted By The Chemist

That looks really sharp. I love it.

That looks really sharp. I love it.
10-20-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,525
Posted By The Chemist

Here in the Yangtze River delta, it's pancake...

Here in the Yangtze River delta, it's pancake flat, with the only climbs of any note being inclines up on to bridges - these are neither particularly steep nor particularly long. I run a 1x9 setup...
10-20-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,691
Posted By The Chemist

Was having no end of trouble with the quick...

Was having no end of trouble with the quick release for my seatpost recently - simply could not get it to hold the seatpost in place properly. Yesterday it came to a head with the aluminum lever...
10-18-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,691
Posted By The Chemist

I had been riding with a pedal that I had...

I had been riding with a pedal that I had accidentally cross-threaded into my non-drive side crank arm for quite a while. It was really jammed in there, and was never going to be coming out again, so...
10-18-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,577
Posted By The Chemist

Keyword here is 'can be'. It's certainly not...

Keyword here is 'can be'. It's certainly not always, or even often, the case anymore. Having lived in China for 14 years now, I can speak to the fact that plenty of Chinese brands are decent...
10-18-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

Took my usual workday lunchtime 35km ride today.

Took my usual workday lunchtime 35km ride today.
10-17-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

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10-13-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

A bit drizzly today, so I didn't feel like riding...

A bit drizzly today, so I didn't feel like riding too far. Rode 25km at lunch.
10-13-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By The Chemist

Personally, I can't do without a rear rack, and I...

Personally, I can't do without a rear rack, and I hate carrying anything on my back when I'm riding (including in my jersey pockets). Rack top trunk bag is the way to go, IMO.
10-13-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,596
Posted By The Chemist

Nope. I don't have any allegiance to any company...

Nope. I don't have any allegiance to any company simply because it's from one country or another. I'll buy something if it's good quality for a good price, regardless of its country of origin.
10-05-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 302,927
Posted By The Chemist

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10-05-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,056
Posted By The Chemist

This year so far I'm at 5300km with 16600m of...

This year so far I'm at 5300km with 16600m of climbing. Shanghai is flat - pretty much the only climbing I do is up onto bridge approaches.
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