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07-23-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,869
Posted By kingston

Since motorcycles are already legal, the only...

Since motorcycles are already legal, the only question is how big, powerful, and fast can a bike be and still use the bike lanes and bike paths. I'm not really too thrilled about the idea of a mom...
07-21-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,869
Posted By kingston

Not caring and not understanding are not the same...

Not caring and not understanding are not the same thing.
07-21-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,869
Posted By kingston

The e-bikes I have ridden were pedal assist with...

The e-bikes I have ridden were pedal assist with different power settings, so all you had to do was turn the pedals and the bike would go as fast as the power setting. I could keep the pedals going...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 853
Posted By kingston

I put the chain on top of the cold hard wax when...

I put the chain on top of the cold hard wax when I turn the crock pot on low and come back later to fish it out. There's really no reason not to leave it in there for a while so the wax has a chance...
07-21-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,869
Posted By kingston

Pedal assist is just a poorly designed throttle....

Pedal assist is just a poorly designed throttle. I differentiate e-bikes on the power of the motor. 250w seems like a reasonable amount to help people get up hills. More than that starts to look like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 853
Posted By kingston

I think you are leaving too much wax on the...

I think you are leaving too much wax on the chain. I hang the chain on a hook and wipe off all the exterior wax with a rag while the chain is still hot.
07-20-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,869
Posted By kingston

Commuting is the only use-case that makes any...

Commuting is the only use-case that makes any sense to me too, but I don't really have a problem if people like riding e-bikes as long as they're not jerks about it.

I was on a fairly remote bike...
07-20-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 643
Posted By kingston

My favorite is the headsweats shorty

My favorite is the headsweats shorty
07-19-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 4,767
Posted By kingston

Pro tip #2: Fill a little hotel shampoo bottle...

Pro tip #2: Fill a little hotel shampoo bottle and put it in your jersey pocket. Just enough for two reapplications.
07-19-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 4,767
Posted By kingston

I use thinksport and a lot of road grime sticks...

I use thinksport and a lot of road grime sticks to it. On a long brevet, when I have to reapply a few times, it's much much easier with smooth legs. As an extra benefit, the thinksport/road grime mix...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,129
Posted By kingston

You might be right, but that period was pretty...

You might be right, but that period was pretty brief. I bought a bike with road BB7's in 2012, which was fairly early on for road disks. Nearly all road bikes had rim brakes at that time. Pretty sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,129
Posted By kingston

I have no idea. I'm just some middle-aged white...

I have no idea. I'm just some middle-aged white guy from the suburbs. Froome is the only one I've seen publicly complain about it recently. There were a lot a few years ago when the transition was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,129
Posted By kingston

The internet and seven-time grand tour winner...

The internet and seven-time grand tour winner Chris Froome who is paid to ride a bike with disk brakes and has a team of mechanics who still can't keep them from rubbing and squealing. That's it....
07-14-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 4,767
Posted By kingston

Use an epilator. It hurts more.

Use an epilator. It hurts more.
06-24-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,434
Posted By kingston

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http://i.imgur.com/V9Bql1W.gif
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By kingston

It's a nice bike, but the market for a...

It's a nice bike, but the market for a fully-loaded triple-brifter rim-brake touring bike is pretty small. If it were my bike, I'd post it on the local CL for $700 and drop the price by ~$25 every...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By kingston

If you want to be strong on the bike you have to...

If you want to be strong on the bike you have to ride your bike. I ran a lot on the treadmill over the winter instead of my usual rollers and was 90 minutes slower on the 200k opener this year, which...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By kingston

You left out what is arguably the most important...

You left out what is arguably the most important attribute for an under-trained 1200k; "Ability to endure suffering"
05-04-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By kingston

You just push the pin in with the chain-break as...

You just push the pin in with the chain-break as others have explained above. Line it up with the pin on the tool and push it in. A chain press pushes two pins on one side of the master link into...
05-04-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By kingston

It's definitely one of the most expensive ways to...

It's definitely one of the most expensive ways to pump up a bike tire, but my park inflator brings me joy every time I use it. Definitely not the dumbest bike thing I've ever bought.
05-03-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By kingston

My wife wanted to get a convertible a few years...

My wife wanted to get a convertible a few years ago. My only restriction was it had to be able to carry a bike, and this is what she picked.
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04-30-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,352
Posted By kingston

When I break old parts I save a search on ebay....

When I break old parts I save a search on ebay. Eventually something comes up that will work.
04-30-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By kingston

In my experience there's nothing I can do to...

In my experience there's nothing I can do to prevent road disks from squeaking. Clean rotors and new pads work for a while, but the squeaking always comes back, especially if I ride in the rain.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,802
Posted By kingston

You must be very diligent about maintenance. I...

You must be very diligent about maintenance. I also prefer cup and cone hubs and consider myself to be pretty conscientious but have managed to pit a few cones in my lifetime. They definitely require...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By kingston

I don't think a CAAD10 that may or may not be the...

I don't think a CAAD10 that may or may not be the right size is good choice for a woman who rode mountain bikes in the 90's and is just getting into road cycling. There's no substitute for going to a...
04-10-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,759
Posted By kingston

There's no way I would ever run a tail-light wire...

There's no way I would ever run a tail-light wire on a bare top tube on one of my bikes. I run the tail-light wires with the cables and use shrink-wrap on outers and little o-rings on exposed inner...
04-09-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,103
Posted By kingston

Jan pays for his testing with the marketing...

Jan pays for his testing with the marketing budget not the R&D budget so it doesn't have to be all that precise.
04-08-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,103
Posted By kingston

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long...

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long time, I'd guess 8 or 9 seasons maybe, If you're going with a fat tire, they are hands down the best. I have bikes with a lot of different tire widths and...
04-07-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,825
Posted By kingston

Last year when I turned 50 I got myself a...

Last year when I turned 50 I got myself a power-meter, heart-rate monitor and a new head-unit. I really like having it and would recommend it to anyone if you have the money. I bring all the data...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,142
Posted By kingston

CAAD no brainer

CAAD no brainer
03-10-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,705
Posted By kingston

There's always some exception. Many of the...

There's always some exception. Many of the motorcycle trails I ride would be literally impossible on a mountain bike.
02-21-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,958
Posted By kingston

Depends on what you mean by harder. Cycling as a...

Depends on what you mean by harder. Cycling as a hobby definitely takes more effort, skill and risk tolerance. Running is much more physically demanding per unit of time. I use running in the...
02-05-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,107
Posted By kingston

I use a few of these harbor freight cycle trees...

I use a few of these harbor freight cycle trees (https://www.harborfreight.com/mobile-bike-storage-61231.html)
Replies: 38
Views: 4,415
Posted By kingston

I have a set of Barlow Pass EL (tubed) on one of...

I have a set of Barlow Pass EL (tubed) on one of my bikes and haven't found a better mixed-surface tire. GK's are almost as good for a fraction of the cost.
01-27-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By kingston

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/sm/SM-IHG-INTER7_ENG.p...

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/sm/SM-IHG-INTER7_ENG.pdf
01-25-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,781
Posted By kingston

Sure. They're just bikes. They're meant to be...

Sure. They're just bikes. They're meant to be ridden.

I let the neighbor kid ride one of my bikes when he was home from college for the summer a few years ago and just getting into cycling. The...
01-22-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By kingston

Super helpful jadocs may give it a try this...

Super helpful jadocs may give it a try this weekend. I understand the limitations of dumb resistance, but power is power. I'll probably just give it a try with my current setup which is an MS...
01-20-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By kingston

I have a set of both resistance and...

I have a set of both resistance and non-resistance rollers. Non-resistance rollers are totally fine for light cardio. Depending on your gearing and cadence you can easily push 250-300 watts....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,823
Posted By kingston

I was looking for a travel bike for randonneuring...

I was looking for a travel bike for randonneuring and to get everything in the case and keep it under 50 pounds titanium is hard to beat. My Seven has S&S couplers, eyelets for rack and fenders,...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By kingston

I picked up a used recumbent a couple of years...

I picked up a used recumbent a couple of years ago and rode a late season 400k. I was surprised at how different it was. I rode about a thousand miles in a month and was still about a mile-an-hour...
01-08-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By kingston

My CTL is about the same as yours from around...

My CTL is about the same as yours from around June-September. After my last long ride of last season at the end of September, I started weight-lifting 3 days a week, with a few easy rides a week and...
12-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,368
Posted By kingston

When I was 8 my dad put drop bars and a road...

When I was 8 my dad put drop bars and a road saddle on a 5 speed stingray so I could ride RAGBRAI with him. We were among the first to start and last to finish every day.
Replies: 27
Views: 4,931
Posted By kingston

That's great to know. I've been looking at Lakes...

That's great to know. I've been looking at Lakes for my next pair of 2-bolt shoes. Sounds like the MX238 is the way to go for me too.
Replies: 27
Views: 4,931
Posted By kingston

XT pedals cost $120, are designed for off-road,...

XT pedals cost $120, are designed for off-road, and weigh nearly a pound. What is it that he likes about them other than he probably has them in stock? I can think of a bunch of 2-bolt pedals I'd buy...
Replies: 27
Views: 4,931
Posted By kingston

For randonneuring most people use 2-bolt shoes...

For randonneuring most people use 2-bolt shoes and pedals because there's a lot of walking around and power output is steady and low. For normal-distance group road rides with more hard efforts...
10-29-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,680
Posted By kingston

I just use a bike with a power meter on rollers...

I just use a bike with a power meter on rollers with golden cheetah. It's fine for me. Honestly just the rollers were fine for years before I got the power meter. My main goal over the winter is to...
10-27-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By kingston

MSRP is pretty high for what it is, but you...

MSRP is pretty high for what it is, but you should be able to find a deal somewhere.


The bearings are different; angular contact vs. ABEC-3. Neither one will work with the 30mm spindle on that...
Replies: 24
Views: 4,452
Posted By kingston

I agree but at least do something interesting to...

I agree but at least do something interesting to make it worth the effort and expense. A105 crosscheck strikes me as a very ordinary bike. Nothing wrong with that, but if I want an ordinary bike,...
Replies: 92
Views: 11,926
Posted By kingston

Tubeless riders are still in the small minority...

Tubeless riders are still in the small minority on the brevets I ride. I don't get enough flats and have too many wheelsets to make it worth the extra effort and expense.

I thought this was funny...
10-15-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,851
Posted By kingston

fixed gear is badass. Single speed is for beach...

fixed gear is badass. Single speed is for beach cruisers and townies.
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