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09-16-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By Rdmonster69

My wife said I couldn't keep my bikes in the...

My wife said I couldn't keep my bikes in the house. Gosh I'm gonna miss her.
09-16-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,564
Posted By Rdmonster69

Really diggin that easy link tool with the...

Really diggin that easy link tool with the storage for spare links !!
09-16-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 532
Posted By Rdmonster69

I ride a crushed limestone towpath fairly often...

I ride a crushed limestone towpath fairly often (1-2x/week) and my 700x23's do just fine on them. "Bile trails" that consist of rail ballast suck for bicycles IMHO. I don't even like to ride a...
09-14-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,564
Posted By Rdmonster69

That is very well put. My experience tells me to...

That is very well put. My experience tells me to carry a spare inner tube, a patch kit, a pump and a multi tool....and a spare master link. I have used all this gear to help other people too !!
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Rdmonster69

Yes I would like the MFP KZ1000 Plz and thank you

Yes I would like the MFP KZ1000 Plz and thank you
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rdmonster69

I went ahead and had a go at it since it was set...

I went ahead and had a go at it since it was set up that way from the bike shop. Took all of about 15 or 20 minutes and most of that was me experimenting with setting the bead. It set easily with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,342
Posted By Rdmonster69

What do you mean by .....tourist ? Do you...

What do you mean by .....tourist ?

Do you mean a guy who rides alot and likes to be comfortable? I guess I am a tourist. Am I no longer a tourist when I jump on my bike that has 23's ? Does it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rdmonster69

I carry tons of stuff.. Internal storage has...

I carry tons of stuff.. Internal storage has tube,levers and inflator. My very small back pack has a skinny tube (I have a bike running 700x23 tubed) ,levers,patch kit, a park I-beam multi tool and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Rdmonster69

I dunno about specifics but that is a cool...

I dunno about specifics but that is a cool locking bar and bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rdmonster69

I like to work on them almost as much as riding...

I like to work on them almost as much as riding them !! I was just gonna write off the tubeless idea but decided it might be pretty cool to learn and I only have to buy sealant to take a stab at it....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rdmonster69

What I have learned thus far. 1.My Bontrager...

What I have learned thus far.

1.My Bontrager plastic rim shield should be removed and replaced with traditional tape if I wish to do more than switch to a tube when having a flat on the road.
2....
09-06-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By Rdmonster69

Luckily there are a couple of spots for water on...

Luckily there are a couple of spots for water on my route.
09-06-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By Rdmonster69

I feel your pain. My skull is fused to C1 down to...

I feel your pain. My skull is fused to C1 down to C3. The endurance geometry has been a godsend. It has got better...stick with it.
09-06-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By Rdmonster69

I was "only" orthopedicly decapitated.?.. just...

I was "only" orthopedicly decapitated.?.. just required some screws and plates and whatnot.... can't turn my head a lot but I can still see : )
09-06-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By Rdmonster69

Got My Metric Century

63 miles today .....longest ride of the year by 2 miles. Not bad for a 51 year old decapitated guy. The new Domane was pretty comfy but my legs got pretty tired. Good temps but the wind was whipping...
09-05-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,015
Posted By Rdmonster69

Even with the compartment on my Domane I can't...

Even with the compartment on my Domane I can't give up my (very small) backpack. The fact that I essentially have doubled up on whats in the storage makes it funny to me. I also carry a small pump in...
08-31-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By Rdmonster69

I def do not mash a low cadence lol !!!

I def do not mash a low cadence lol !!!
08-31-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By Rdmonster69

Importance of Cadence

Hi all , I have a bike computer that has a cadence feature for the first time since the 80's so essentially the first time ever lol. I have no idea of the importance of cadence or if it is really a...
08-31-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,015
Posted By Rdmonster69

It sure doesn't feel like it effects the frame at...

It sure doesn't feel like it effects the frame at all to me !!nI would hope in their desire to make good product (that also comes with a great warranty etc.) they would have tested it it half to...
08-29-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Rdmonster69

New Domane .....Have a Few Questions

Hi all , Last week I bought a new Domane SLR 6. I am really pleased with the bike. I have a few questions. Some will probably be easy to answer. Before the questions I will say it is a major...
08-27-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have alot of respect for an animal that has...

I have alot of respect for an animal that has been around for 90 million years. I have always been a hunter which means I am first and foremost an environmentalist. Things like snapping turtles are...
08-27-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By Rdmonster69

A grown snapper will do a number on you for sure....

A grown snapper will do a number on you for sure.

Yes decapitated snappers heads can bite and their hearts beat for hours !!

The safest way to move a snapper is with a shovel or by dropping a...
08-27-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By Rdmonster69

I would def leave him alone unless he was in the...

I would def leave him alone unless he was in the road !! If so then a blanket and the back of his shell just above the legs. That guy is probably 60+ years old !! Baby snappers do have a very high...
08-27-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,659
Posted By Rdmonster69

A nooner used to mean something else entirely.

A nooner used to mean something else entirely.
08-27-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By Rdmonster69

My Good Deed for the Day

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08-26-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,123
Posted By Rdmonster69

I rarely ride in the drops. I like the multiple...

I rarely ride in the drops. I like the multiple hand positions I get on drop bars tho and when I use the drops I can do it. I just don't feel like its very comfortable and for me not very necessary....
08-21-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Rdmonster69

New Bike For Me ...... Update ...Neck is Happy ...Bike is Heavier But Faster !!

2020 Trek Domane SLR6. Had to drive 3 hours one way to get it. The Trek store there had 2 in my size (58) as well as a 60. Wanted Viper Red and they had a 58 and a 60 in that color. Also picked up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,660
Posted By Rdmonster69

I condemn everyone on an e-bike .... usually...

I condemn everyone on an e-bike .... usually under my breath tho ....dangerous to mouth off to people that aint breathing hard !!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,660
Posted By Rdmonster69

I pretty much ride alone and my Trek is old and a...

I pretty much ride alone and my Trek is old and a tad beat up with various used Dura Ace generations. My calipers were NOS so there is that.

I have a mix of clothing that screams discount.... I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By Rdmonster69

I think the adjustability would not be key for...

I think the adjustability would not be key for me. Once I find a setting I like I will probably leave it alone if I indeed get an SLR6. The bigger deal is probably the better carbon. That would be...
08-10-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,226
Posted By Rdmonster69

My rear brake works great , older Dura Ace on...

My rear brake works great , older Dura Ace on stock Trek Bontrager Race Light wheels. Is the front more powerful ....sure.....is the rear brake useless. Not at all and is very important on crushed...
08-05-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,977
Posted By Rdmonster69

Id be happy with 300 miles this month. I usually...

Id be happy with 300 miles this month. I usually get about 80-100 miles per week.

8/1 7 miles of road mountain biking with one minor wipeout which is kinda dangerous given my recent repairs
8/3...
08-02-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,226
Posted By Rdmonster69

Makes sense to me .....If I am ever in good...

Makes sense to me .....If I am ever in good enough shape to average 20+ MPH I may feel the same way. The main one I ride (at least 2 days a week) has tons of foot traffic etc in certain areas but is...
08-02-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,226
Posted By Rdmonster69

Driver's are not that way around here ....however...

Driver's are not that way around here ....however MUPs are a big draw and I would say a solid majority of people are good about their manners on the trails I frequent. I probably will get to the...
08-02-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,593
Posted By Rdmonster69

When someone yields he right of way to me I often...

When someone yields he right of way to me I often just stare at them until they get mad and go. Im always afraid I will accept their offer and then get creamed by somebody.
08-02-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,226
Posted By Rdmonster69

Geez ....people will argue all day on the...

Geez ....people will argue all day on the smallest of things....Here is my contribution.

I have no idea what Indiana law is for bicyclists. I use my left hand as that is what I learned and still...
07-30-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,536
Posted By Rdmonster69

Actually, it is that simple. If you eat a surplus...

Actually, it is that simple. If you eat a surplus of calories you will gain. Fat cyclists and fat joggers eat more than they need. If they ate less than was required to power their bodies each day...
07-28-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,536
Posted By Rdmonster69

This is terrible advice. At the end of the...

This is terrible advice.

At the end of the day no matter who you are weight loss is calories in vs calories out. If you are serious about weight loss then accounting for calories has to be...
07-22-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,881
Posted By Rdmonster69

I always dab a little superglue on the end of...

I always dab a little superglue on the end of fresh cut cables ...... prevents fraying.

I will likely have internal cables on my next bike if I don't go Di2. I like the way they look.

I am not...
07-15-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,753
Posted By Rdmonster69

A stache of that magnitude obviously makes you...

A stache of that magnitude obviously makes you much faster. It is very aero and the wind gods recognize awesomeness !!
07-15-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,753
Posted By Rdmonster69

Right now I barely have time to get in a few...

Right now I barely have time to get in a few rides a week .......certainly no time to shave my legs. I answer these questions in a very simple fashion. If a wanna do it ....give it a try .... see if...
07-09-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,400
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have guys on mountain bikes pass me.

I have guys on mountain bikes pass me.
07-08-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,371
Posted By Rdmonster69

Night riding around where I live would make me a...

Night riding around where I live would make me a bit nervous. To many distracted drivers. The rail trail would probably be OK now but back in the day ......crackhead central ....that area has been...
07-08-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,371
Posted By Rdmonster69

LoL !! Just a run of the mill Registered...

LoL !! Just a run of the mill Registered Respiratory Therapist with board certifications as a neonatal/pediatric specialist as well as a Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist. After my car...
07-07-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,602
Posted By Rdmonster69

Do what you want with your time and money. Make...

Do what you want with your time and money. Make it the best it can be. Post some pics. Eff the haters. I have been on gun forums, BMW M5 forums, Ducati forums and everything in between. The...
07-02-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,906
Posted By Rdmonster69

You and your sensible and well thought out...

You and your sensible and well thought out answers !!
07-02-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,906
Posted By Rdmonster69

Damn spell check.....and I'm terrible at proof...

Damn spell check.....and I'm terrible at proof reading !!
06-30-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,702
Posted By Rdmonster69

I got dropped by a guy on a flat bar yesterday...

I got dropped by a guy on a flat bar yesterday and I was looking quite racy. It was 100 degrees and I donated blood about 11 am but I aint making excuses.
06-25-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,148
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have an old TopPeak pump that has two small...

I have an old TopPeak pump that has two small diameter pump chambers side by side. The chuck has a high pressure and a high volume setting. Flip the chuck one way and it airs the tire up pretty fast,...
06-14-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Rdmonster69

After being mauled I'm not sure the biker really...

After being mauled I'm not sure the biker really considered the difference !!
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