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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-06-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By zpl
Great to hear! Thanks for the replies.

Great to hear! Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-06-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By zpl
Are all 10sp Shimano chains compatible with my 10sp Tiagra 4600 cassette?

Hello,

I recently noticed that there are two widths of Shimano 10sp chains, 6.1mm, which the Tiagra CN-4601 chain uses:
...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-06-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,192
Posted By zpl
I'd say get the bike you want, and budget extra...

I'd say get the bike you want, and budget extra money for a new rear wheel - the front one is likely to be fine. I'll also echo the recommendation for finding a bike that can take 28mm tires.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-07-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By zpl
I'd contact these folks: zinncycles.com. They...

I'd contact these folks: zinncycles.com. They specialize in custom frames for tall or unusually proportioned riders, and might have advice for you that doesn't require building a custom frame.
Forum: Touring 09-08-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By zpl
Doh, you're right - I had totally overlooked...

Doh, you're right - I had totally overlooked this!

For future reference, the platform dimensions for the Cargo Classic are 120mm x 275mm (4.8" x 11"), and the Cargo Evo are 114mm x 258mm (4.56" x...
Forum: Touring 09-08-12, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By zpl
Tubus Cargo Expedition and Cargo Evo platform width?

Hello,

I'm searching around trying to find out how wide the top platform is (e.g, whether I can mount a trunk bag) on the Tubus Cargo Expedition and the Cargo Evo. 700c versions. Can anyone with...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-09-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By zpl
Thanks for the replies. I agree that using...

Thanks for the replies. I agree that using evaporative cooling will give me a lot of options. I think I will order one of those MiraCool bandannas.

Scott
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-09-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By zpl
I typically wear a headsweats skull cap and PI...

I typically wear a headsweats skull cap and PI arm coolers on hot rides for sunburn protection. I guess pouring more water on them more frequently would be something I could do.

On my last ride...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-08-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By zpl
Trying to find a refillable ice neck wrap

Hello,

I've been having some serious issues overheating on long rides (70+ miles). What I'd like to find is some sort of neck wrap that you can fill with ice cubes. The ones that come with cooling...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-08-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By zpl
I've found Aerotech Designs make good-quality...

I've found Aerotech Designs make good-quality bibs that fit larger people well and that their sizing charts are accurate. www.aerotechdesigns.com

Scott
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-31-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By zpl
When I went to have a rear wheel custom built, I...

When I went to have a rear wheel custom built, I thought I'd want a 36-spoke Open Pro, but my wheelbuilder talked me into a 36H velocity Fusion rim instead. The Fusion is just a tiny bit heavier than...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 05-31-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By zpl
Watch out for this bike touring con man

BikePortland has quite the eye-opening story this morning, about a con man who claims to be a bike tourist in need, and takes advantage of people's generosity:
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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-30-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By zpl
These two options look quite promising, thank...

These two options look quite promising, thank you!

And thanks for the other replies, too.

Scott
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-29-12, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By zpl
Casual riding pants with a gusseted crotch?

Don't get me wrong, I get all lycra'ed up when going on long rides, but a lot of my riding is also running errands around town, going places by bike, etc. I've found I will absolutely destroy the...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 05-25-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By zpl
I also agree. When I've visited Portland I've...

I also agree. When I've visited Portland I've stayed at the Red Lion next to the Convention Center, and feel that location offers a lot more flexibility than staying downtown. That Red Lion is pretty...
Forum: Commuting 04-18-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,931
Posted By zpl
I have the Walnut leather U-lock holster and it...

I have the Walnut leather U-lock holster and it works pretty well - I don't notice any rattling sounds when riding. My rack is a Blackburn EX-1. The holster is expensive, and I would have preferred...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-15-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By zpl
Thanks for the replies! This will definitely save...

Thanks for the replies! This will definitely save me some money.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-15-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By zpl
Can I use the Garmin Edge 305 HR strap and cadence sensor with the Edge 500?

Hi there,

Title of the thread says it all. My Edge 305 is powering off under heavy vibration, and I'm trying to figure out if I need to get the $350 whole-hog package for the Edge 500 or whether I...
Forum: Commuting 01-05-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,045
Posted By zpl
I find it doesn't take much material in the...

I find it doesn't take much material in the balaclava to keep me warm. Just covering my face and ears from the wind is all I need - but then again I only ride down to about 15 degrees or so. I have a...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-31-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By zpl
davin, that's some nice work! My 2009 had...

davin, that's some nice work!

My 2009 had some interesting highlights. I drove across the country with my wife from NH to Portland, OR, where we now live. Riding in and around Portland has been a...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-31-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,328
Posted By zpl
My last update for 2009. Total mileage: 3415...

My last update for 2009. Total mileage: 3415 miles. A new personal record for yearly mileage.

Scott
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-28-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,171
Posted By zpl
Gibbygoo just sent me a PM asking if I was still...

Gibbygoo just sent me a PM asking if I was still having problems. I realized my reply would probably be useful to others, so here it is copied into this thread:

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Fortunately I've found a...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-28-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By zpl
I'm sorry to see this thread become so...

I'm sorry to see this thread become so contentious. I felt it was important to share it because, in my life, it became a tipping point that has changed (and will continue to change) my willingness to...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-23-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By zpl
Do you have people living below you? If so I kind...

Do you have people living below you? If so I kind of doubt you will find anything quiet enough, unfortunately. And for the record I've always thought fluid trainers were much quieter than magnetic or...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-21-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By zpl
If it's any consolation, almost no one can loose...

If it's any consolation, almost no one can loose weight and exercise perfectly over any significant period of time. There will always be off days and periods. Accept it and get back on the wagon, and...
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