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03-22-22, 06:39 PM
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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...
03-08-22, 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
Replies: 47
Views: 2,073
Posted By The Chemist

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03-06-22, 07:26 AM
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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: 3,530
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: 5,906
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: 5,906
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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Posted By The Chemist

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02-19-22, 11:07 PM
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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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Posted By The Chemist

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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.
01-30-22, 03:23 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

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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.
01-18-22, 04:55 AM
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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: 3,135
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
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Posted By The Chemist

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12-31-21, 02:34 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

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12-29-21, 05:17 PM
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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
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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
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Posted By The Chemist

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12-21-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,491
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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10-30-21, 06:41 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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

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10-21-21, 05:31 AM
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Views: 4,632
Posted By The Chemist

That looks really sharp. I love it.

That looks really sharp. I love it.
10-18-21, 06:41 AM
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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
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Posted By The Chemist

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10-13-21, 06:28 AM
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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.
10-05-21, 05:45 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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10-04-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By The Chemist

I'm extremely happy with the ride quality of my...

I'm extremely happy with the ride quality of my Schwalbe Marathons despite never having had a flat with them. They ride smoothly and quickly despite their excellent puncture protection.
10-04-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By The Chemist

Armadillos are good. I had them on my bike for...

Armadillos are good. I had them on my bike for several years and I only got one flat right at the end of their useful life.

Schwalbe Marathons are excellent too. I've had a set on my bike since...
09-26-21, 03:56 AM
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Views: 298,563
Posted By The Chemist

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Longest ride ever. Second consecutive 1000+km month. Reached my...
09-19-21, 07:03 AM
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09-18-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,632
Posted By The Chemist

Rewrapped the bar tape on my handlebar. It was...

Rewrapped the bar tape on my handlebar. It was looking pretty bad and had loosened up in places, and I thought I'd need to replace it, but after rewrapping it looks significantly better and should be...
09-18-21, 02:57 AM
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Views: 298,563
Posted By The Chemist

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Beautiful sunny day for a ride.
09-15-21, 02:05 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

Lunchtime 35km. Nice to get out again after being...

Lunchtime 35km. Nice to get out again after being stuck indoors by rainy windy weather the last three days. Still a bit showery and blustery, but nothing serious.

Tried out my new bib shorts...
09-13-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By The Chemist

Regular Marathons will do the trick too. I put a...

Regular Marathons will do the trick too. I put a pair of Marathons on my bike back in March, and I've already put over 4000km on them without a single flat. Highly recommended.
09-11-21, 05:16 AM
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Views: 298,563
Posted By The Chemist

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Got caught in downpours three separate times today! Oh well,...
09-07-21, 06:49 AM
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Views: 679
Posted By The Chemist

No, neither of them. I've been using mine...

No, neither of them. I've been using mine constantly for over a year now and I've never had to reset it. The GPS signal is quite good, and rarely loses signal except when I'm in a really sheltered...
08-30-21, 07:48 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

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Slow and relaxing sunset ride today.
08-29-21, 04:55 AM
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08-28-21, 09:04 PM
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08-26-21, 06:34 PM
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Trunk bag on my rear rack. Also a good place to store my lock,...
08-26-21, 06:29 PM
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08-23-21, 06:49 AM
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08-22-21, 05:53 PM
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Not a great ride. My seat post clamp has become kind of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-21, 05:29 AM
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Views: 365,024
Posted By The Chemist

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08-21-21, 05:23 AM
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This is my Dahon Boardwalk. I recently took it out of storage and...
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