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08-06-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Toadmeister

lol do they even sell these new anymore on new...

lol do they even sell these new anymore on new bikes?
08-06-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Toadmeister

Update, received crankset & BB and threw them on,...

Update, received crankset & BB and threw them on, went for a short 7 mile spin. Of course new components are smooth like butter. Nice to be able to put some real torque on my left leg again!

I...
08-03-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Toadmeister

I ordered the Shimano GRX RX-600 1x, which is...

I ordered the Shimano GRX RX-600 1x, which is forged (not hollow tech) and their bottom bracket.

I like their 2x thru bolt design better for retention and ease of maintenance.
07-29-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Toadmeister

Considering Shimano GRX 1x right now. Would...

Considering Shimano GRX 1x right now. Would definitely be an upgrade from SRAM Apex.

Iíve got ~3500 miles on my SRAM Apex derailiur and it has a bent cage. So I was already thinking of updating...
07-29-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Toadmeister

good point as I prefer boost spacing and on a 1x...

good point as I prefer boost spacing and on a 1x thatís really not much of an issue.

I have a boost spacing Shimano XT crankset on my Salsa Fargo and an Industry Nine BB thatís been solid but I...
07-29-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Toadmeister

Threads strip out on the retaining nut over time....

Threads strip out on the retaining nut over time. I can retighten/torque but itís just a matter of time before all the threads are chewed up and it gets wobbly than falls off. Spline gets...
07-29-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Toadmeister

Destroyer of Cranksets, time for a new one

6í4Ē 270# and I just destroyed my SRAM Apex crankset on day 5 of RAGBRAI this week. Ride is now done :( Was wonky all week and finally committed suicide 5 miles outside of Charles City. SAG...
07-01-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 30,101
Posted By Toadmeister

Juice me up! Iíve had them before on my neck...

Juice me up!

Iíve had them before on my neck and shoulder. I also recall the first ones working pretty well but subsequent injections having less effect.

Iíve also hiked parts of Yosemite and...
06-29-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 30,101
Posted By Toadmeister

Saw a specialist last week who concluded I will...

Saw a specialist last week who concluded I will need a hip replacement eventually after reviewing my MRIs and X-rays. Hip pain on my right side keeps increasing ever since a larbral tear I suffered...
06-25-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,215
Posted By Toadmeister

Thatís not what your mother said last night,...

Thatís not what your mother said last night, Trebeck!
06-25-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Toadmeister

I had my arm’s bicep tendon snapped off my...

I had my arm’s bicep tendon snapped off my forearm. Football injury not biking. Had it reattached and this is something that needs to be done sooner rather than later or it cannot be successfully...
06-20-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Toadmeister

[QUOTE=tyrion;22548419]The Boardman ADV 8.9 looks...

[QUOTE=tyrion;22548419]The Boardman ADV 8.9 looks significantly better to me: wider gear range, tubeless tires/rims, better tires, thru-axles, etc.

And drop bars allow multiple hand positions...
06-20-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,127
Posted By Toadmeister

At 300# you should also consider comfort. ...

At 300# you should also consider comfort. Skinny wheels and tires are going to translate a lot of harsh vibration and road chatter.

im a 6’4” 270# Clydesdale. I ride a Jamis Renegade steel...
04-25-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,418
Posted By Toadmeister

So in other words, you ďcheck them outĒ. ...

So in other words, you ďcheck them outĒ.

Letís face it, if your a healthy male, itís just animal instinct. I am who I amÖ
04-22-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Toadmeister

Thanks. I see these are more expensive but Iím...

Thanks. I see these are more expensive but Iím also OK paying for quality and reliability.
04-22-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Toadmeister

Google, hmmÖNever heard of it beforeÖ

Google, hmmÖNever heard of it beforeÖ
04-17-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Toadmeister

thanks, this is he kind of experience I was...

thanks, this is he kind of experience I was looking for. Iím not looking for cheap disposable crap.

I have some 200W Renology solar panels for my van that are pretty durable. Iím thinking of...
04-17-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Toadmeister

More concerned about storing it when raining and...

More concerned about storing it when raining and getting wet even inside a bag from moisture.
04-17-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Toadmeister

ok, appreciate your effort. Looking for some...

ok, appreciate your effort. Looking for some peoples field experiences.
04-16-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Toadmeister

Thanks for the first hand review. I read...

Thanks for the first hand review.

I read some of the Amazon reviews. Doesn’t seem waterproof, maybe water resistant.

overall Anker sounds reputable as a company and has a decent warranty. ...
04-16-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Toadmeister

thanks for link, but have you used this and for...

thanks for link, but have you used this and for how long? How does it perform?
04-16-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Toadmeister

Recommend me a 10-20W foldable Solar panel for biking

Did a search but didnít find many recent relevant discussions.

Iím going to be doing more multi day trips this year and being self sufficient for recharging my phone is desirable. I have a ...
04-15-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,533
Posted By Toadmeister

thatís some deep thoughts there SocratesÖ.

thatís some deep thoughts there SocratesÖ.
04-11-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 607
Posted By Toadmeister

I agree, pretty well maintained from LaCrosse to...

I agree, pretty well maintained from LaCrosse to Sparta. I rode around Elroy last month with snow still melting and it was pretty muddy.
04-11-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 607
Posted By Toadmeister

sometimes several taverns on the same city block.

sometimes several taverns on the same city block.
04-11-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 607
Posted By Toadmeister

maybe you could trouble yourself to check their...

maybe you could trouble yourself to check their route on their website?
04-11-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 607
Posted By Toadmeister

Part of the route is on gravel trail I see. ...

Part of the route is on gravel trail I see.

definitely slows your pace down and if muddy hilarity may ensue.
04-06-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,418
Posted By Toadmeister

Like 4 pages in and we havenít done this yet? ...

Like 4 pages in and we havenít done this yet?

https://youtu.be/VMnjF1O4eH0
03-28-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,022
Posted By Toadmeister

Cooler of ice cold beer

Cooler of ice cold beer
03-27-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,337
Posted By Toadmeister

You both make valid points on both ends of the...

You both make valid points on both ends of the spectrum.

Iíll take a middle ground: If your carbon frame is in top condition (no cracks, chips, dents, damage) it is going to support your weight...
03-27-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,337
Posted By Toadmeister

I like the rest of your response except the bold...

I like the rest of your response except the bold line above made me laugh! LOL. I know plenty of overweight vegans! Iím not criticizing them however, thereís many reasons one can be overweight.
03-05-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Toadmeister

Very good point actually. We are sometimes...

Very good point actually. We are sometimes conditioned to believe that a surgical fix is needed when it always isn’t.

I did do PT for 2-3 months. Certainly helped some but never got to the root of...
03-05-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Toadmeister

Thanks for this feedback, exactly what I was...

Thanks for this feedback, exactly what I was looking for! Yes, it will be at the University of Iowa hospital.

https://uihc.org/health-topics/hip-labral-tear
03-05-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Toadmeister

The rest of the hip joint appears fine via MRI...

The rest of the hip joint appears fine via MRI and X-ray according to my Orthopedic doctor. Absolutely no need for a total hip surgery. Cartilage is torn and probably needs sewing back together....
03-05-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Toadmeister

Actually injured it as a result of too much...

Actually injured it as a result of too much biking (repetitive motion) and not enough other stuff (basketball, hiking, cross training) during COVID because gyms were closed. Happened during the end...
03-05-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Toadmeister

Almost 50 here. I’m a 6’4” 270# Clydesdale if...

Almost 50 here. I’m a 6’4” 270# Clydesdale if that puts things in perspective.

I did PT last year for about 4 months. It helped with the secondary issues of tight muscles on that side but it...
03-05-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Toadmeister

Labral tear in hip, arthroscopic surgery

Not a sympathy thread. Checking to see if anyone else has had this injury in the hip, surgery, what recovery was like, and how soon you got back cycling again?

I’ve had the injury over a year now,...
02-26-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,509
Posted By Toadmeister

I can’t ride 55

I can’t ride 55
02-26-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By Toadmeister

you speak the language of my people

you speak the language of my people
02-11-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By Toadmeister

Been gone a few days and Wow, did my thread get...

Been gone a few days and Wow, did my thread get off topic….
02-06-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By Toadmeister

I expect that TPS report on my desk by Friday . ...

I expect that TPS report on my desk by Friday .

seriosly thoÖ.you wore cotton briefs biking?
02-05-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By Toadmeister

yes, but I donít plan on biking in thatÖ

yes, but I donít plan on biking in thatÖ
02-05-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By Toadmeister

I also have a pair of silk long Johns and they...

I also have a pair of silk long Johns and they tore apart at the crotch first! Maybe thatís telling me something?
02-05-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By Toadmeister

Silk riding shorts?

Was reading elsewhere on the interwebs and someone claimed they converted to silk underwear for riding. Said it took them a little while to convert from chamios but was worth the journey.

Anyone...
01-18-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,064
Posted By Toadmeister

Carbon forks are designed to eat up more road...

Carbon forks are designed to eat up more road chatter than aluminum. Carbon consists of fibers in engineered layers to provide the optimum stiffness and strength where desired (at a cost). When...
12-30-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By Toadmeister

maybe a slight difference between bikepacking and...

maybe a slight difference between bikepacking and touring, but for beginners itís pretty negligible. Lots of crossover.
12-30-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By Toadmeister

Bikepacking.com

Bikepacking.com
12-20-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By Toadmeister

i had this same problem with my old Droid phone...

i had this same problem with my old Droid phone and it went away with my new Apple 12 phone with IOS 15.1. I havenít tried it with 15.2 yet.

the Droid phone would tend to have this issue if...
12-13-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By Toadmeister

That snug pair of Pearl Izumi chamios that hug...

That snug pair of Pearl Izumi chamios that hug the boys just right and snug.

not to tight, not too loose. Just right.
12-03-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,836
Posted By Toadmeister

The Department of Karenís (DOK)

The Department of Karenís (DOK)
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