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Forum: Touring 08-26-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,932
Posted By mgb
They're damned hard to mount. One issue is that...

They're damned hard to mount. One issue is that the belting reduces the internal volume. Use a smaller tube size than you normally would.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-04-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,804
Posted By mgb
I have the Shimano A530's. I went with those...

I have the Shimano A530's. I went with those because I wanted the dual clip/platform capability. Truthfully I only ever use them with clips so they might not have been the best choice. As I recall, a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-04-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,652
Posted By mgb
I never ride with ear buds. I often run with them...

I never ride with ear buds. I often run with them (right ear only) and I find that I am more likely to be surprised by a passing bike or runner ('m slow) if I'm listening to music, even with one ear...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-22-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,050
Posted By mgb
More and more riders and joggers do wear the...

More and more riders and joggers do wear the highly visible colors, and that's a good thing, but if I come to expect it as a driver I'm less likely to be scanning for anyone still wearing the drab...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-17-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 9,934
Posted By mgb
Half Moon Bay, just down the coast from me, is...

Half Moon Bay, just down the coast from me, is implementing separated paths along Highway 1.

Accidents are happening at intersections....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-04-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,496
Posted By mgb
I live in California and I'm glad they passed the...

I live in California and I'm glad they passed the law. No, it has not been well publicized and no, it is not well understood. I don't understand it myself. For instance, it specifically applies to...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-21-14, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By mgb
Bike weight

So I weighed my bicycle. Using a bathroom scale and me, with and without the bike, I calculate the weight to be between 32 and 35 pounds as I ride it, with lights, handlebar bag (with a little stuff)...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-01-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,715
Posted By mgb
This is exactly my situation. I live about 2...

This is exactly my situation. I live about 2 minutes from CA 1 and I'd love to be able to ride from my house and down the coast, but the first mile of highway 1 that I see is a climb with no...
Forum: Northern California 04-01-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By mgb
This highway 1 trail in Half Moon Bay is very...

This highway 1 trail in Half Moon Bay is very dangerous where it crosses roads like Filbert, that don't have any stop sign or signal on the highway. Cars will make the turn fast to avoid oncoming...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 03-05-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By mgb
Rather than using an real spirit level you can...

Rather than using an real spirit level you can use the level utility in the iPhone compass app. Get a reading, then reverse the bike and get a second reading. The difference between the two is the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-17-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By mgb
How steep, really?

I usually map my rides with ridewithgps or mapmyride, in order to get a good estimate of the grades. Now that iphones have level apps, I decided to check a few spots on my usual loop, driving the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-04-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,831
Posted By mgb
6' 2" and 277.5 lbs on January 1 For the...

6' 2" and 277.5 lbs on January 1

For the calendar year 2014 I want to accomplish the following:

Weight:
Lose 12.5 lbs every three months. For real, no backsliding.

Riding:
Ride 100 miles...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-13-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,653
Posted By mgb
In cities it's trucks and buses, not cars. ...

In cities it's trucks and buses, not cars.
https://medium.com/improving-our-cities/1456bbd017d9

and another bus fatality since the list was updated.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-05-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,233
Posted By mgb
Ha! I have the same Continental Touring Plus...

Ha! I have the same Continental Touring Plus 700x28 tire and the same two pinched tubes. I wanted to replace a squared off 700x28 Continental Contact before riding a century. Eventually gave up...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-30-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 993
Posted By mgb
Is it safe to use a Presta valve tube in a...

Is it safe to use a Presta valve tube in a Schraeder rim WITHOUT the adaptor? I'm doing that right now, Presta in the rear tire and Schraeder in the front tire . I though it was probably ok since the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-22-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By mgb
Really cool! Some of those routes look awfully...

Really cool! Some of those routes look awfully familiar. La Honda to San Gregorio, but where's Woodside? Mayfield instead of Palo Alto and Baden instead of South San Francisco.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-20-13, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By mgb
Last man in at Foxy's

Yesterday I finished my second century ever, and the second time I've ridden Foxy's Fall Century hosted by the Davis Bike Club. I was not prepared, didn't have enough base miles in, but I was 10...
Forum: Northern California 10-20-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,360
Posted By mgb
I just did this one. Beautiful weather, just a...

I just did this one. Beautiful weather, just a little wind. I can't say enough for the support. Great people at the Davis Bike Club. One of the sag drivers brought me a bottle of water when I was out...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-26-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By mgb
I've been looking for small spade connectors,...

I've been looking for small spade connectors, too, and just today found some .110" male and female non-insulated connectors made by Philmore. They look like the right size to match the connectors in...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-26-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By mgb
What is the best way to do an accurate roll-out...

What is the best way to do an accurate roll-out measurement?
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-24-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,035
Posted By mgb
Lots of good contradictory advice here! That's...

Lots of good contradictory advice here! That's what I want. My take: I can work on core strength and flexibility off the bike but I need to practice riding in the rotated forward position on the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-23-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,035
Posted By mgb
How do I learn to ride in the drops?

58 years old, 257 lbs. Riding an old style steel sport tourer with old style handlebars -- which I like. Brooks B17 saddle at the same height as the bars. It doesn't give me the "Disappears under me...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-17-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By mgb
I'd be happy to see pictures of a clean...

I'd be happy to see pictures of a clean installation. What I have right now is a Sanyo bottom bracket dynamo that I'm going to eventually replace with something more modern. For wiring I'm thinking...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-13-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By mgb
Wiring how-to?

I've been reading through this forum and lots of good information here, but I'm hoping to find a single how-to or FAQ that tells me in general terms how to wire a steel frame (or non-steel) bike for...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-13-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,565
Posted By mgb
weight 260 lbs tire size 700x28 tire type...

weight 260 lbs
tire size 700x28
tire type Continental Contact
inflation 90 front 100 rear. I'd go higher in back but the max pressure is 102.

Rear wears very rapidly, front hardly at all.
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