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Forum: Road Cycling 02-12-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,837
Posted By jaltone
I just caught your "good for long distant rides"...

I just caught your "good for long distant rides" words. The Bose BT2 lasts only 4.5 hours nominal before needing charging. I've not been riding that long, the most I've done with it so far are 1 hour...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-12-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,837
Posted By jaltone
I am using a Bose BT2 in my left ear (c.f.,...

I am using a Bose BT2 in my left ear (c.f., http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/mobile_solutions/bluetooth_headset/index.jsp). I pair it with an iPhone that I put in my left...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-10-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,525
Posted By jaltone
An honest question: How are the mounts and your...

An honest question: How are the mounts and your phone over rough road (i.e., where I live the black top on some roads are more than 5 years old and have become rough)? Doesn't the phone rattle? I've...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-10-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By jaltone
+1 on this. I don't share my rides on social...

+1 on this. I don't share my rides on social media, and Cyclemeter has great options for interval training if you've got a HRM Bluetooth sensor.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-10-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,525
Posted By jaltone
Oh, pardon me, I skimmed over the feature phone...

Oh, pardon me, I skimmed over the feature phone post and didn't quite read it at all. Anyway, my post was meant to be simply helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-10-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,525
Posted By jaltone
The Airplane Mode only works for those who do not...

The Airplane Mode only works for those who do not use their iPhone with a cycling app. The Airplane Mode turns off all antennas and one can't use the GPS and Location Services anymore, c.f.,...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-10-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,525
Posted By jaltone
You can easily do this on an iPhone: just turn on...

You can easily do this on an iPhone: just turn on the Do Not Disturb setting, c.f., http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5463
Forum: Road Cycling 02-10-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,525
Posted By jaltone
The sandwich bag is for keeping sweat and the...

The sandwich bag is for keeping sweat and the occasional rain (especially when the weather forecast was for just 10% rain, and one got so unlucky that day) from ruining the iPhone. Swiping works...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-10-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,525
Posted By jaltone
+1 on this. I do the same using a Glad sandwich...

+1 on this. I do the same using a Glad sandwich bag for my iPhone in the left jersey pocket. I've also got the house key and a lip balm in another sandwich bag in the right jersey pocket.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-29-13, 10:11 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,433
Posted By jaltone
Why, thank you for saying this, banerjek. This is...

Why, thank you for saying this, banerjek. This is the first time I've ever read something that affirms what I've done. I get funny looks at times for my CX crankset on my Scott CR1, but it's honestly...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-29-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,433
Posted By jaltone
Campag4life, I've known you before from the...

Campag4life, I've known you before from the bottom bracket thread, and I know you have a good mechanical engineering background. I respect you a lot, so don't take this question as flippant, okay?...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-28-13, 11:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,830
Posted By jaltone
This. When I'm momentarily spinning in the...

This. When I'm momentarily spinning in the mid-90s rpm I am taking in huge gulps of air, and I let my diaphragm expand by expanding my abdomen. I used to wear shorts, and after a while I gave bibs a...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-28-13, 10:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,684
Posted By jaltone
Middle aged, recreational road cyclist: CX70...

Middle aged, recreational road cyclist: CX70 46/36 crankset on a Scott CR1, Shimano 16-27 junior cassette, spinning in high 80s rpm, flat road tarmac mostly with some false flats. I ride for fitness...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-22-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,872
Posted By jaltone
This! I feel less beat up on my carbon bike than...

This! I feel less beat up on my carbon bike than on my aluminum bike. Besides the carbon matrix material, the chain and seat stays of the carbon bike I ride are further shaped to vertically flex a...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-03-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,592
Posted By jaltone
LOL. Thanks for the good laugh. Reminded me of...

LOL. Thanks for the good laugh. Reminded me of the time I was in grade school and got stung by a red fire ant. I was so mad at it I vengefully squeezed it between my thumb and forefinger.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-03-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,592
Posted By jaltone
It happened to me last year, although I'm not...

It happened to me last year, although I'm not quite sure whether it was a bee/hornet/wasp or just some large bug since it was dusky. But due to my receding hairline and balding crown I've always worn...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,973
Posted By jaltone
Over the past 2 years I've bought a wheelset, a...

Over the past 2 years I've bought a wheelset, a crankset, a saddle, pedals, tires, tubes from Wiggle. When they have an online sale or when I get a coupon through email, I get really good bargains. I...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-11-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,717
Posted By jaltone
Just to add another possibility to consider: if...

Just to add another possibility to consider: if you are slightly bowlegged like me, you could try moving your cleats inwards. This moves your feet farther apart but brings your knees closer. And it...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-06-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,007
Posted By jaltone
There's also this other "tires and tubes" deal...

There's also this other "tires and tubes" deal for $85. That's 2 Grand Prix 4000s tires and 5 Race 28 butyl tubes. I've never tried these tires before, and I am wondering why there's so many people...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-05-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,121
Posted By jaltone
I agree with the person who said to first get...

I agree with the person who said to first get clipless pedals, shoes, cleats. Reason: these will let you pull the pedals in the upstroke as well as push in the downstroke. If the saddle doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-04-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By jaltone
Your sit bones are only 110 mm apart, you should...

Your sit bones are only 110 mm apart, you should get a saddle that's only 131 mm wide. A wider saddle might not be a better fit especially if your sit bones end up right at the edges of the cutout....
Forum: Road Cycling 03-04-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By jaltone
I'm just curious, what is it about SPDs that made...

I'm just curious, what is it about SPDs that made you not like them anymore?
Forum: Road Cycling 03-03-13, 11:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,424
Posted By jaltone
Are the Pearl Izumi Elite bibs within your...

Are the Pearl Izumi Elite bibs within your pocket's reach? They're good enough for me. Very comfortable. No rubbing nor chafing. I used Google shopping to get good deals, but I also only buy from the...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-03-13, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By jaltone
+1 Are your left and right leg muscles about...

+1

Are your left and right leg muscles about the same size and shape? Are your left and right pedaling strokes even? Is one foot (weaker leg's maybe) angled differently when you're hammering? Just...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-03-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,592
Posted By jaltone
Good for you you're starting at a young age. (I...

Good for you you're starting at a young age. (I started when I was 47 already. But I'm only doing this for health.) If you've got the right motivation and plan I wouldn't doubt that you would be able...
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