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07-03-22, 03:27 AM
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07-02-22, 08:24 AM
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Rode over 220km on my Dahon in the last month, which is the...
07-02-22, 08:20 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

I have a very thin headband that works to keep...

I have a very thin headband that works to keep sweat out of my eyes as long as I make sure it's down just above my eyebrows. And the weather here in Shanghai is hot and humid, so I sweat a LOT in...
07-02-22, 08:18 AM
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Three separate rides today. Two on my Dahon...

Three separate rides today. Two on my Dahon folder (total 31km) and one on my Giant (37km).
06-26-22, 06:49 PM
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Tough one today. Hot and humid (36 degrees with humidity...
06-23-22, 06:33 PM
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06-22-22, 07:38 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

Pretty much nothing, but I ride around 250km a...

Pretty much nothing, but I ride around 250km a week so that's pretty much enough for me.
06-21-22, 11:50 PM
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06-20-22, 07:26 PM
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This bike started as a flat bar road oriented hybrid, but with...
06-20-22, 04:49 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

I used to run my tires at maximum pressure, which...

I used to run my tires at maximum pressure, which for my current 700x35 Schwalbe Marathons is 85psi. Over the weekend, however, I decided to try an experiment and drop the pressure to the recommended...
06-19-22, 06:16 AM
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Not too hot today (30 degrees), mostly because it was cloudy.....
06-18-22, 07:07 AM
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With my father having a skin cancer scare last year, I'm...
06-16-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By The Chemist

I'm not sure if the battery life is truly 16...

I'm not sure if the battery life is truly 16 hours, but it should be reasonably close to that. Running it in night flash mode will significantly cut into battery life. Unfortunately, my Bryton 750...
06-16-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By The Chemist

Schwalbe Marathon. My last pair (28c) lasted me...

Schwalbe Marathon. My last pair (28c) lasted me over 9000km with only one flat in all that time. Have now replaced them with a new pair in 35c, and they're just as good.
06-16-22, 06:53 AM
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06-15-22, 03:28 AM
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Views: 1,499
Posted By The Chemist

Giant (along with Merida) is probably the most...

Giant (along with Merida) is probably the most common big brand seen here in China. I've had my Giant (which is a fairly low end model) for 11 years / 25000+ km, and the frame is still in excellent...
06-15-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,018
Posted By The Chemist

Here in Shanghai the yearly temperature range is...

Here in Shanghai the yearly temperature range is around 0 degrees C to 38 degrees C, and I ride in all of it.
06-14-22, 06:48 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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Comfortable 24 degree evening ride. Also rode 17km at lunch with...
06-14-22, 04:12 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

I ride both of my bikes. My Giant is ridden by...

I ride both of my bikes. My Giant is ridden by myself when I want to go fast / far, and my Dahon is mostly used for going on relaxing rides with my daughter since it's much easier to go slow on.
06-13-22, 03:19 AM
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Views: 154
Posted By The Chemist

Giant FCR3500 Hybrid to Gravel-ish Drop Bar Coversion

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc05585_39039288a0c2b0a370639d273c748eb977c1e707.jpgOwned this Giant FCR3500 since it was brand new, 11 years and 25000+km ago. Just...
06-12-22, 11:32 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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Longest ride since February, before our 80 day COVID lockdown...
06-12-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,785
Posted By The Chemist

I just upgraded from V-brakes to cable actuated...

I just upgraded from V-brakes to cable actuated discs (my bike had both V-brake and disk brake mounts on the frame) and I am very impressed. So much easier to install than fully hydraulic brakes...
06-09-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,600
Posted By The Chemist

I certainly wouldn't buy any bicycle that used...

I certainly wouldn't buy any bicycle that used anything other than standardized parts, given how much I enjoy tinkering and changing parts from time to time.
06-06-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By The Chemist

The B17 on my Dahon and the C15 on my Giant are...

The B17 on my Dahon and the C15 on my Giant are both basically set up flat (no upward or downward tilt) and that seems to work fine for me.
06-06-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,183
Posted By The Chemist

I did a 140km ride in August a few years back....

I did a 140km ride in August a few years back. Was a blazing hot 36 degrees with 60+% humidity. By about 100km in I was getting dehydrated (salt stains on my shorts, weak, light headed). Fortunately...
05-28-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,210
Posted By The Chemist

2x headlights 1x Varia radar 1x Bryton GPS ...

2x headlights
1x Varia radar
1x Bryton GPS
1x cadence sensor
1x speed sensor

So that's 6 on the bike. Plus on me:
2x wireless earbuds (one battery per bud)
1x phone
1x smartwatch
03-22-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
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
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Views: 317,684
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
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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
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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
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Posted By The Chemist

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03-06-22, 07:26 AM
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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
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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
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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
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Views: 6,078
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
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Views: 317,684
Posted By The Chemist

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02-19-22, 11:11 PM
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Views: 2,597
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
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Views: 6,078
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
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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
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02-04-22, 01:38 AM
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First decent weather day in quite a while. Sunny and...
01-31-22, 08:38 AM
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Took my daughter out for a short 8km spin today.
01-31-22, 08:20 AM
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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
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01-29-22, 05:52 AM
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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
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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: 1,194
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: 1,914
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
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Views: 317,684
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: 3,286
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...
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