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05-08-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Pearson100

Another unhappy 820 owner: touch screen...

Another unhappy 820 owner: touch screen frustrating, battery life terrible. I bought the 830 and am very happy with its performance. It's worth the extra cost over buying the refurbished 820!
04-22-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,792
Posted By Pearson100

I don't mind the black shorts but don't...

I don't mind the black shorts but don't understand black or dark colored rain jackets!
04-15-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By Pearson100

I've also had drivers in cars call out "I like...

I've also had drivers in cars call out "I like your light!" I also use Cygolite---have them on all of my bikes, 100 and 150 lumens. Highly recommended.
02-01-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,292
Posted By Pearson100

I've had knee replacements on both knees. I've...

I've had knee replacements on both knees. I've been riding with clipless since the surgeries (less than 2 years ago), but have decided that I will move to flats on my gravel bike. There are more...
10-10-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,392
Posted By Pearson100

Consider a Surly Bridge Club in extra small: ...

Consider a Surly Bridge Club in extra small: https://surlybikes.com/bikes/bridge_club
I'm 5'2" and find this bike fits well.
07-27-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By Pearson100

I have the 830 and find the touchscreen to be...

I have the 830 and find the touchscreen to be very good. I had a 820 and found that touchscreen to not work well so almost considered getting the 530 with buttons when upgrading. I'm happy that the...
07-22-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,033
Posted By Pearson100

Thanks to the advocates for bikes for smaller...

Thanks to the advocates for bikes for smaller riders. Bike companies claim that demand isn't sufficient to justify offering these smaller bikes but could it be a "chicken-and-egg" issue? Shorter...
06-27-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,253
Posted By Pearson100

I bought a Kinetic fluid trainer for my recovery....

I bought a Kinetic fluid trainer for my recovery. I also have a Trek Domane and it set up fine.
06-27-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,253
Posted By Pearson100

Had left knee replaced in October 2019 and did my...

Had left knee replaced in October 2019 and did my first outdoor ride about 4 months later. Summer riding was fine (including some centuries), only hampered by pain in my other knee. Had right knee...
06-11-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By Pearson100

I personally have found the saddles on all of my...

I personally have found the saddles on all of my Trek bikes to be uncomfortable. I now use a Terry Butterfly which I like.
06-08-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,751
Posted By Pearson100

I don't think Strava has necesssarily harvested...

I don't think Strava has necesssarily harvested *your* personal information. If you follow some of your friends, then Strava might list *their* followers as friends/people you might know. And in that...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By Pearson100

I got the same bike with 27.5 tires last summer...

I got the same bike with 27.5 tires last summer and actually like the 1x.
06-07-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,018
Posted By Pearson100

I biked 120 miles on my 60th birthday! Hard to...

I biked 120 miles on my 60th birthday! Hard to think I can do something similar on my 70th! :-)
05-31-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By Pearson100

Cygolite Hotshots have a seat stay mount so you...

Cygolite Hotshots have a seat stay mount so you can position the light so it's straight (that is, not angled).
05-31-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,188
Posted By Pearson100

To maximize the battery on my Varia radar, I turn...

To maximize the battery on my Varia radar, I turn off the light on the radar, and use a separate bike light (Cygolite Hotshot!)
To turn off the Varia light:
Settings -> Sensor -> Lights -> Network...
05-27-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By Pearson100

Any thoughts on bikeindex.org? It seems that 529...

Any thoughts on bikeindex.org? It seems that 529 Garage started in Canada. Would bikeindex.org be better for US cyclists?
05-09-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By Pearson100

I've ordered from Shapeways ...

I've ordered from Shapeways

https://www.shapeways.com/product/L6VSGUY4E/garmin-varia-rack-mount-style-2

Also do a search for Garmin rack mount for other styles.
05-08-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,464
Posted By Pearson100

I recently switched from tube 700x40 Donnelly...

I recently switched from tube 700x40 Donnelly X'Plor MSO to tubeless Renee Herse Oracle Ridge 700x48 (standard casing) and am very happy with the new tires. I'm not a fast rider so cannot comment on...
05-06-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Pearson100

Sealant for tubeless

I finally converted my gravel bike to tubeless tires. What affects how often I should add more sealant?
1. brand of sealant?
2. temperature of environment?
3. mileage?
4. brand of tire?
5. ??...
05-03-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Pearson100

I have a Saris rack which I really like:...

I have a Saris rack which I really like: https://www.saris.com/product/freedom-2
The platform style racks are better suited for bikes that don't have a "straight" bar across. Until I got this bike...
04-14-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By Pearson100

I have a 1x on one of my bikes (Surly Bridge...

I have a 1x on one of my bikes (Surly Bridge Club) and I like it. I use the bike for commuting and gravel. I have two other bikes with 2x (one gravel, one road). I'd consider moving my other gravel...
03-09-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Pearson100

Thank you for your replies. 1. Yes, 73mm on...

Thank you for your replies.
1. Yes, 73mm on Hollowtech bottom bracket
2. I did swap out the original stem on the Trek for the shortest possible stem.
3. frameset
4. I invested in new...
03-08-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Pearson100

New frame? Advice...

I currently own a 49cm Trek 920. I like the bike for gravel rides and short credit card touring but in terms of comfort, give it about an 8 out of 10. I'm just a tad bit stretched out and keep...
12-21-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,543
Posted By Pearson100

I did sign up for a tour that starts at the end...

I did sign up for a tour that starts at the end of July 2021. I used funds for a tour that was cancelled for summer 2020 (with same company).
12-20-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,338
Posted By Pearson100

Perhaps Covid bike boom will have some impact but...

Perhaps Covid bike boom will have some impact but a lot may also depend on the next administration?...
09-30-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By Pearson100

I like the Feedback Sports Rack---I have two. (I...

I like the Feedback Sports Rack---I have two. (I can't post a link, but you can find it at REI).
09-26-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,114
Posted By Pearson100

I second the recommendation for the Garmin Varia...

I second the recommendation for the Garmin Varia Radar. I love it! The RTL510 is also sensitive enough that it will alert me to bicyclists who are coming from behind me.
09-11-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,777
Posted By Pearson100

Find out if your local bike shop rents bikes....

Find out if your local bike shop rents bikes. Then you can try out a road bike or a gravel bike (or mountain) and see if you have a preference for where you most likely would wan to ride...
07-22-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,690
Posted By Pearson100

Had my left knee replaced last October and am...

Had my left knee replaced last October and am back to riding. I use Shimano SH-56 cleats (on mountain bike shoes) and have not had any problems on my new knee at all (I ride on road and gravel). Have...
07-01-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By Pearson100

Be Brave, Be Strong by Jill Homer --- about her...

Be Brave, Be Strong by Jill Homer --- about her experience racing in the Great Divide. Interesting and funny.
05-30-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Pearson100

So where do you find the information about a...

So where do you find the information about a particular set of wheels---rim type, rim width, material, etc. Is this imprinted on the rim somewhere?
05-27-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Pearson100

Learning about wheels

I often read in various forums that a good upgrade to make on a bike is the wheels. I'd like more information on what to look for in a set of new wheels. What are the measurements I need to...
12-05-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 39,476
Posted By Pearson100

Consider the Salsa Cowchipper. I put one on my...

Consider the Salsa Cowchipper. I put one on my Trek 920 adventure bike (which I use for gravel rides) and love it (I'm not allowed to post URL's but you can do a search on google).
Forum: Touring
09-27-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,527
Posted By Pearson100

I own the 920 and like it a lot. I put on 700x40...

I own the 920 and like it a lot. I put on 700x40 Xplor MSO Donnelly tires on them and use the bike for gravel riding as well as pavement/road (though I do have a road bike also). Modifications:...
09-22-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By Pearson100

Next time, consider registering your bike at...

Next time, consider registering your bike at either the 529 Project (I'm not allowed to post url's so google this), or the Bike Index.
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