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Forum: Touring
12-02-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,134
Posted By rivers

I think it's the perception of some that in order...

I think it's the perception of some that in order to go bikepacking you must shun panniers at all costs. But more manufacturers are making small "gravel" panniers, and then there are the like of the...
11-30-23, 01:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,431
Posted By Alan K

Sure, every little bit helps - in a symbolic...

Sure, every little bit helps - in a symbolic sense because the bigger picture is fairly grim.
Only about quarter of oil is used by automobiles worldwide currently. Full conversion to EV isn’t...
Forum: Touring
11-18-23, 08:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,105
Posted By djb

just wanted to say how good a post this is. It...

just wanted to say how good a post this is. It pretty much mirrors my riding experience and becoming more and more aware of how tire pressures make a huge difference to riding comfort/energy lost/...
10-09-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,354
Posted By Rick_D

Heh, I refused to ride one because I was afraid...

Heh, I refused to ride one because I was afraid I'd like it too much--even as my neighbor kept offering me rides on his.

Sure enough, one once I tested some I was hooked and added an ebike to the...
Forum: Touring
08-21-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,889
Posted By andrewclaus

I bought a 30F down quilt for a bike tour and...

I bought a 30F down quilt for a bike tour and believe it's the best gear purchase I've ever made. I splurged a bit and bought a nice one made by enLightened Equipment, a bit over $200 ten years ago....
08-13-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,060
Posted By njkayaker

Two certainly. ============================ ...

Two certainly.

============================

Flashing versus constant rear lights.

You want to register as a cyclist from a long distance away. Note that I didn’t say “seen”: that’s the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,473
Posted By mstateglfr

Alden does not own Outside or CT. I said Alden...

Alden does not own Outside or CT.
I said Alden fits well into this because what they have done to newspapers is a good example of the concept I was referring to. Apologies for not clearly saying...
09-28-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I have a PLB. Its battery is old, and should be...

I have a PLB. Its battery is old, and should be replaced. I'm watching this space. Starlink wasn't available when I bought my beacon, Iridium was the only game in town. I feel like we're on the...
06-29-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,605
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​As long as we're clarifying the obvious, I...

​​​​​​As long as we're clarifying the obvious, I guess it's also worth saying "this doesn't happen for me" doesn't mean "I don't believe you," it means "something weird is going on and it's like...
06-14-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,605
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​If HH can make the battery issue go away,...

​​​​​​If HH can make the battery issue go away, they seem like the compelling choice for anybody who doesn't have Di2 and D Fly. The screen is much better, it sounds like navigation is better. Price...
04-19-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,089
Posted By making

Can't we all just get along? Play nice.

Can't we all just get along? Play nice.
02-07-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,159
Posted By Hypno Toad

Minneapolis weather is not 'unique' OTOH there...

Minneapolis weather is not 'unique' OTOH there are a lot of factors that add up to something you aren't seeing in Denver (other many places).

So list out the unique things that have been brought...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,857
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I haven't had any issues and I'm not...

Yeah, I haven't had any issues and I'm not particularly fastidious when it comes to cleaning. I mean, realistically, that crap is on the roads through spring until the street cleaners come out in,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,999
Posted By scottfsmith

My pump gauge is off by 18psi when the pressures...

My pump gauge is off by 18psi when the pressures are in the 60-70psi actual range. One reason why I tested a lot of lower pressures is I didn't realize how much off my pump was -- accidental...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,479
Posted By woodcraft

Descending >30mph on an often debris-strewn...

Descending >30mph on an often debris-strewn shoulder, especially with cars passing within a foot or two? No thanks.

AFAS taking the whole road: narrow, winding, adequate sight lines- yes.
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,664
Posted By djb

great points John. Living in a high bike theft...

great points John. Living in a high bike theft city, Montreal, one learns early on (some don't learn) that multiple locks and being very situational aware of where, and for how long (ie, not...
Forum: Touring
12-07-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,894
Posted By indyfabz

When you’re descending for 20 miles from 8,000’...

When you’re descending for 20 miles from 8,000’ in rain, snow and sleet you won’t regret quality rain gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 30,688
Posted By GlennR

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,009
Posted By WhyFi

So much 'nope' and no desire to address it. Ta ta...

So much 'nope' and no desire to address it. Ta ta - have fun shaking your fist at the clouds.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
Posted By tangerineowl

No Spyre experience. First disc setup went...

No Spyre experience. First disc setup went straight to JuinTech R1. I feel the modulation is very good.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,449
Posted By upthywazzoo

Second this. After installing both eTap and Di2,...

Second this. After installing both eTap and Di2, the ease of the eTap installation was apparent. Yes, with Di2 you go from two shift cables to one e-tube cable poking out the frame. But, that one...
09-28-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,410
Posted By Reflector Guy

Absolutely! On one of my regular routes,...

Absolutely!

On one of my regular routes, there are a couple busy streets that I have to cross; two lanes in each direction and a speed limit of 45 MPH. Invariably, I'll get a car at one or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,314
Posted By jim_pridx

This is a beautiful area to ride! In addition to...

This is a beautiful area to ride! In addition to the quiet roads, this area also has quite an extensive system of paved trails that are primarily built for cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,489
Posted By WhyFi

Why are you behaving like a child when the highly...

Why are you behaving like a child when the highly flammable properties of paraffin are well documented? They don't make candles out of it for no reason. Go ahead and burn your house down, though, but...
05-17-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,295
Posted By koenbro

So we got the Terrano units yesterday. Installing...

So we got the Terrano units yesterday. Installing them inside the helmet, and pairing with the cell phones, were easy. Pairing the two units to work as intercoms was surprisingly challenging, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,826
Posted By FlashBazbo

No dissent here. See, my replies above. The...

No dissent here. See, my replies above. The worse the conditions, the more important I feel it is to have Di2.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,183
Posted By indyfabz

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