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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-30-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By smurray
Is this a good deal, and would it be an upgrade?

Found this (http://toledo.craigslist.org/bik/5655892931.html) deal on my local Craigslist. I'm always on the lookout for new/used bikes, and am trying to figure out if this would be a good deal. My...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,952
Posted By smurray
Mr. Pink vs Space Horse?

I currently ride mostly fixed gear bikes but am in the market for a new geared road bike. This is mainly for two reasons. Firstly, I plan on doing a triathlon in August and need a bike that will...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By smurray
I can't find any on their site listed as tighter...

I can't find any on their site listed as tighter than "form fit".
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By smurray
The elite jersey is their tightest fitting cut.

The elite jersey is their tightest fitting cut.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By smurray
Sugoi vs Pearl Izumi jerseys for tall/skinny rider?

I'm in the market for a cycling jersey and can get a discount on both Pearl Izumi and Sugoi through my work. Problem is I'm tall and skinny (6'3", 160lbs) with a pretty long torso. If I were shorter...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-04-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By smurray
It's not so much that the noise bothers me as I...

It's not so much that the noise bothers me as I was just trying to make sure there wasn't some mechanical issue going on. Since the noise is coming from the rear wheel I wasn't sure if bearings have...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-04-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By smurray
Noisy drivetrain when cold?

I haven't ridden my fixed gear since October when the temp started to drop below freezing. I pulled it out of the garage yesterday to relube the chain and give it a once over in preparation to start...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-12-13, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By smurray
Help me pick out a Pearl Izumi outfit

I recently gained access to some great deals on Pearl Izumi gear. I'm trying to pick out a set of layers that will serve me well on my daily 20 mile (10 each way) commute this winter. I live in...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-04-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By smurray
Any idea why the gpx version of the file would be...

Any idea why the gpx version of the file would be more accurate that the fit? My watch uploads my workouts in multiple file formats and if I upload the gpx file to Strava it's almost spot-on with...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-04-13, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By smurray
Cycling wear for tall, skinny guys?

I'm in need of some new cycling clothing, specifically fall/winter stuff. Stuff like base layers, hoodies, and outerwear. I know companies like Chrome, Mission Workshop, Swrve, etc. make some cool...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-04-13, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By smurray
Cycling wear for tall, skinny guys?

I'm in need of some new cycling clothing, specifically fall/winter stuff. Stuff like base layers, hoodies, and outerwear. I know companies like Chrome, Mission Workshop, Swrve, etc. make some cool...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-03-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By smurray
Which is inaccurate, GPS watch or .fit file?

I have a TomTom multi-sport watch that I used on my morning commute today. The watch itself reported that I went a total distance of 10.14 miles. I use Strava to organize and manage my rides so I...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-30-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By smurray
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-30-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By smurray
I thought only the more expensive Garmin's had...

I thought only the more expensive Garmin's had turn by turn navigation. Does the Edge 200 or 500 have this feature?

*UPDATE* Looks like you are right that the cheaper Garmin's do provide...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-30-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By smurray
Haha, that's true. I love the saddle but hate...

Haha, that's true. I love the saddle but hate having to change pants anytime I want to ride. I at least need to get a black pair of pants so I don't look like a dirty homeless person when I'm walking...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-30-13, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By smurray
iPhone app that allows custom turn by turn directions?

Does anyone know of an iPhone app that will let me create a custom route (either through the app or a website) and then load the route up on the phone for turn by turn directions? I know some high...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-30-13, 12:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By smurray
Selle Italia Turbo Reissue staining pants?

I have a Stella Italia Turbo reissue that I got a few months ago and I noticed the first couple times I rode on it that it left a pretty nasty black stain on the seat/crotch of my khakis. Ever since...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-28-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,446
Posted By smurray
Here's...

Here's (http://www.strava.com/activities/91794871) the ride in question.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-28-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,446
Posted By smurray
Only other factor I forgot to mention was I ride...

Only other factor I forgot to mention was I ride a fixed gear bike so there is no coasting. Gear ratio is 48/19 w/ 25c tires. Neither Strava or any of the others have any of that data though so I'm...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-28-13, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,446
Posted By smurray
Calories Burned: Strava vs Runkeeper vs Endomono

I use Strava on my iPhone to log my daily bike commute to and from work. I then use tapiriik.com to sync my Strava account to all the various sites I use (Runkeeper, Endomondo, Garmin Connect,...
Forum: Winter Cycling 10-26-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By smurray
Steam clean merino blend base layer?

I got some merino blend base layers from Costco the other day. In order to make them last as long as possible I'm trying to avoid washing them after every single ride. I have an LG washer that has a...
Forum: Winter Cycling 10-24-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By smurray
I'll have to go check out my local store. That...

I'll have to go check out my local store. That would be pretty awesome if they had them there.
Forum: Winter Cycling 10-24-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By smurray
Compression baselayer vs regular?

I'm going to start commuting to work by bike a couple of days a week and need to get some appropriate clothing. Unfortunately I can't afford to get a nice merino wool baselayer right now so have been...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-23-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,178
Posted By smurray
How many lumens do I need?

I'm going to start commuting to work on a regular basis and will have to leave well before sunrise in the winter. The majority of my ride is fairly well lit with street lamps, however there are a few...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-31-13, 05:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,583
Posted By smurray
This.

This.
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