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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-24-15, 12:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,996
Posted By Watchdog
Congrats on your results! Keep riding and...

Congrats on your results! Keep riding and enjoying it, the weight loss will follow.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-04-14, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Watchdog
Thanks for the replies. jralbert, thanks...

Thanks for the replies.

jralbert, thanks for the info I will keep that in mind.

I did install a spacer. I think I will get the wheel trued as it needs to be done anyway and then I will take...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-04-14, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Watchdog
Bike came with Shimano R500, which is a pretty...

Bike came with Shimano R500, which is a pretty low end wheel. I actually bought the Askiums a couple of years ago for a different bike but did not install them right away. Then Cervelo had their...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-01-14, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Watchdog
Put new set of Askiums on my Cervelo RS

They definitely need some truing. There's a significant and easily observed wobble in the wheel. Would this cause the cassette to appear to move slightly from side to side as the wheel turns?

I'm...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-14, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By Watchdog
Will it work? - Force 11 speed front derailleur with 10 speed Rival Double Tap levers

A friend told me it will work.

Has anyone here tried it? I would love to get the Yaw of the 11 speed but don't want to convert my drivetrain to 11 speed, so I'm hoping he's right and this will...
Forum: Commuting 06-14-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,103
Posted By Watchdog
LOL - Sometimes I don't feel like it, but there...

LOL - Sometimes I don't feel like it, but there have been a few times when I've gone full gas and I can't catch the guy. Doesn't happen often but I'm almost 50 now so I've slowed a fair bit. There...
Forum: Commuting 06-14-14, 01:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,103
Posted By Watchdog
For roughly 2/3 of the year, maybe slightly less...

For roughly 2/3 of the year, maybe slightly less I commute on an aluminum cross bike with 28 mm tires. The rest of the year I commute to work on a carbon fiber bike with 23 mm tires. I like both...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,141
Posted By Watchdog
This wouldn't work because it's going to be next...

This wouldn't work because it's going to be next to impossible to find someone willing to lose money just to allow others to ride. Not to mention whoever funds it may potentially have liability for...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-31-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Watchdog
Thanks for the replies. I chuckled a bit about...

Thanks for the replies. I chuckled a bit about the weight comments on the Flo 30s. My R500s are 1,900 grams and the Mavics I was looking at are 1,680 grams for the set, so the Flo 30s are actually...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-31-14, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Watchdog
Wheel recommendations - $500 level, shipped to Canada

The $500 price does not have to include shipping costs. But some places do not ship to Canada. I'm also open to spending a bit more than $500 if the value is there.

Intended use: The wheels will...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-19-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,323
Posted By Watchdog
Doesn't seem like there would be an easy way to...

Doesn't seem like there would be an easy way to lock that bike.
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-02-14, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,964
Posted By Watchdog
Curious if you've purchased an electric system...

Curious if you've purchased an electric system yet.

My 2 cents as a former electric bike owner. I owned a hybrid with a Bionx 250 watt system. At the time I was just starting to ride again after...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,616
Posted By Watchdog
I read the article this morning and also noticed...

I read the article this morning and also noticed the link is gone. To answer a question in this thread there will be two different rear derailleurs in 5800, SS and GS. GS will support up to a 32T cog...
Forum: Commuting 03-29-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By Watchdog
I have a Garmin 500 and really like it.

I have a Garmin 500 and really like it.
Forum: Electric Bikes 12-17-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By Watchdog
New Optibike SimmBB

Has anyone seen this new offering? Looks pretty attractive to me.
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Forum: Commuting 12-09-13, 12:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,846
Posted By Watchdog
Don't know if this is the brightest, but it's...

Don't know if this is the brightest, but it's reasonable brightness for AA.

http://www.fenixtactical.com/fenix-bt10.html

The BT20 is claimed to be 750 lumens. I think it's the same light as the...
Forum: Commuting 11-15-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Watchdog
Dashboard Genie

Ordered a dashboard genie from bdopcycling and I couldn't believe how fast it got here. I can't remember when I ordered it, either Tuesday or Wednesday evening. I think it was Wednesday and it gets...
Forum: Commuting 11-15-13, 12:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,045
Posted By Watchdog
Depending on my route anywhere from 9.5 to 12...

Depending on my route anywhere from 9.5 to 12 miles one way.
Forum: Commuting 11-02-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watchdog
lol!!!!

lol!!!!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-19-13, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Watchdog
Replacing a chain

A co-worker needs a need chain for his bike. Unfortunately he had a problem a couple of months ago on the way to work and someone helped him with the problem but this required them to remove some...
Forum: Electric Bikes 09-28-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By Watchdog
I sold my electric bike to a co-worker. He's been...

I sold my electric bike to a co-worker. He's been quite happy with it.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 08-07-13, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Watchdog
Some unusual readings from my HRM, how do I know if it's the equipment or me?

Finally got a new battery for my HRM and started using it again.

I noticed a couple of unusual things with my HRM and I'm wondering if this is normal, or is there possibly a problem with my...
Forum: Electric Bikes 08-05-13, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By Watchdog
Just curious, are you on Mackinac island? I was...

Just curious, are you on Mackinac island? I was there many years ago and I recall no motor vehicles for citizens. I also believe it was in Lake Huron.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-13-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,996
Posted By Watchdog
I agree with other posters, the relationship with...

I agree with other posters, the relationship with the LBS is more important than the brand. Especially for a new cyclist who may not be comfortable doing their own maintenance. I also agree, that you...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-13-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By Watchdog
Yes, I have to admit I read the thread, but now...

Yes, I have to admit I read the thread, but now here's my reply :) - I thought Goldfinch's story was amazing. I am super impressed by her story!

My older brother is a bit overweight and does not...
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