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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-27-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,486
Posted By supton
Ditto. Although I swear, sometimes I can ride in...

Ditto. Although I swear, sometimes I can ride in a circle and have a headwind the whole way...

Sometimes if it's too windy or too sunny it's a good sign that it's time to go off-road instead.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-27-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,495
Posted By supton
Fair enough. But the only times I've fallen is...

Fair enough. But the only times I've fallen is with clips. I don't recall now if I had those fancy plastic cages or not.

If I did lots of city riding I'd have regular pedals on my bike (which...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-27-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 357
Posted By supton
Pretty cool. Not the lifestyle for me I'm...

Pretty cool. Not the lifestyle for me I'm afraid, my light skin just burns off too fast. And I have kids to raise: one of my goals in life was to have 'em, and to find my place in the family tree. ...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-26-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,594
Posted By supton
I've always looked at our highways and wanted to...

I've always looked at our highways and wanted to bike down them... usually nice large shoulders, relatively flat, and of course, limited side traffic. High speed differential would bug me, but eh,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-26-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By supton
My first road bike was $5. No joke. It was a...

My first road bike was $5. No joke. It was a reasonably good bike, back 1985. Buying it in 2005 meant it was old! But it was cheap enough to throw away if I didn't like, good enough to put some...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-26-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By supton
Love my drop bars but sometimes i think the reach...

Love my drop bars but sometimes i think the reach on the brakes is a bit much. And I have normal men's hands at that. I sometimes wonder if it's such a wise idea to ride the hoods, again for...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-26-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,594
Posted By supton
I recall reading somewhere that a highway near...

I recall reading somewhere that a highway near me, a limited access one, had to have a feeder road next to it, as when then highway went in, the highway took up the road. And by federal law, you...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-26-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 543
Posted By supton
Usually left works the chain rings up front. I...

Usually left works the chain rings up front. I think if you flip the lever up, it will go from the larger chainring to the smaller one. Which will make pedaling easier (you go slower in the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-26-17, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By supton
Thanks for the link. Sounds like it's best to...

Thanks for the link. Sounds like it's best to wait it out then, wait until I have more like $2k to spend. For new, anyhow.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-26-17, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By supton
2 hour drive each way, ouch. I'll keep it in...

2 hour drive each way, ouch. I'll keep it in mind, if I ever head out that way.

I know there are trails in Bear Brook state park, been years since I've been down there. I know some of the guys...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-26-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By supton
I don't get that. Isn't 52/39/30 the new triple?...

I don't get that. Isn't 52/39/30 the new triple?

Ultimately it comes down what's out back.



That sounds like something I might like, in an 11spd. But I'd be tempted to run as a 1x11 then.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By supton
It's a bit of a blast (literally) once past...

It's a bit of a blast (literally) once past 30mph.

Personally, I won't ride a motorcycle. Too dangerous. ;)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-25-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 3,814
Posted By supton
See if you can join some group rides. I recently...

See if you can join some group rides. I recently gave in and started going out with the guys at work, and it's been an encouragement, even if I hang at the back of the pack. They won't leave me...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-25-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 3,814
Posted By supton
Going faster means stronger. If you can push...

Going faster means stronger. If you can push hard for long, you can then likely back off a couple mph and then add hours of easy riding, in case you wanted to do so. Put another way: if you could...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By supton
'cept I pointed out that I too realized that the...

'cept I pointed out that I too realized that the "fat rider" was a bigger detriment. Doesn't change the question: do worn bearings (in good adjustment) have more drag than non-worn bearings? It...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By supton
Eh, it's not that hard to swap cassettes. If...

Eh, it's not that hard to swap cassettes. If you've got spare wheels then sure, it saves a minute.

As long as the RD and chain are sized to deal with the change in cassette sizes.

*

I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-25-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By supton
I had been thinking of a cross bike, for a couple...

I had been thinking of a cross bike, for a couple of years; but once I dusted off the MTB and actually hit the roads I wanted to go down, I quickly realized that a cross bike was probably not what I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-25-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By supton
I tend to ride what's around me. Seems counter...

I tend to ride what's around me. Seems counter to my desires to have to drive very far to find a "fun" trail. I just take the old logging roads around me, which go up and down the hills. A good...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-25-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 3,814
Posted By supton
I'm usually limited in how long I can ride. ...

I'm usually limited in how long I can ride. Faster means farther. Sure, there are times I jump on my old and slow bike, and just pedal around. But often, distance is what I am after.

Plus if I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-25-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By supton
How bad is your front tire? I'm wondering if you...

How bad is your front tire? I'm wondering if you can keep that and shave a bit of cost that way. I know my rear tire wears faster. Buy one tire, try it out, buy more as necessary.

Couldn't help...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 603
Posted By supton
Dunno what the right way is, but when I was...

Dunno what the right way is, but when I was seating car tires, I used one of the cheapo airgun sprayer things--meant to blow dust off stuff. I found I could shove it into the schrader valve (sans...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-25-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By supton
Good to hear, thanks. I haven't warmed up to the...

Good to hear, thanks. I haven't warmed up to the 1x idea yet, I tried it for a bit on my road bike when I killed the FD and it wasn't bad; but I am open to try it on a MTB. It's a different enough...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By supton
Thanks. The Bontragers did have a big rubber...

Thanks. The Bontragers did have a big rubber boot for a cap, and I think the R500's have a metal shield.

I'll keep this in mind, next time I repack. Maybe a bit less grease & more frequent...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 603
Posted By supton
Do they flats really go away that well, so that...

Do they flats really go away that well, so that you can toss away your bike mounted tire pump? And just do tire work at home? No tire repairs in the field, mostly because they don't happen, and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 603
Posted By supton
Thanks Jonathon. That makes me leery: I can walk...

Thanks Jonathon. That makes me leery: I can walk but not sure how many miles I want to walk back to my car--sometimes it's a few miles if I'm not careful. ;) But I hear what you are saying about...
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