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Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 6,434
Posted By bikepro
My thoughts as well. This time could have been...

My thoughts as well. This time could have been spent debating the best chain oil to use.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-19-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,607
Posted By bikepro
No and no.

No and no.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-18-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By bikepro
+1 A new chain is far too cheap to not replace.

+1 A new chain is far too cheap to not replace.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-07-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 907
Posted By bikepro
Perhaps the last light you'll buy. Also, if one...

Perhaps the last light you'll buy. Also, if one goes bad, they'll repair it for $25.00. I have the 400R, daylight. A little brighter, I think, but it requires a separate battery.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-07-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By bikepro
I second the new LBS. There are too many shops to...

I second the new LBS. There are too many shops to tolerate attitudes like that. You might also talk to the manager before leaving.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-05-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By bikepro
At a minimum, you'll need to change the RD when...

At a minimum, you'll need to change the RD when you change the shifters.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-02-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,119
Posted By bikepro
If you only put water in them, they stay fairly...

If you only put water in them, they stay fairly clean. Drinks containing sugar are the worst. Best to rinse out after using and disassemble and clean throughly periodically.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By bikepro
Correct. It's not unusual for the HR to vary. It...

Correct. It's not unusual for the HR to vary. It average typically increases due to cardiac drift, or if the temperature increases. A decrease in the average could be due to lower temperatures and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 10,345
Posted By bikepro
I have a 10 year old Look 585 and it hasn't...

I have a 10 year old Look 585 and it hasn't self-destructed yet. Of course I never let it stay in the extreme heat or cold or let it get wet.
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-23-16, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By bikepro
That frame is way too small for you. Any shop...

That frame is way too small for you. Any shop that sells bikes should be able to measure you and give you some idea of what size you need. Any shop that doesn't allow test rides does not want to sell...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,921
Posted By bikepro
It's an alternate test you can take if you have a...

It's an alternate test you can take if you have a physical condition that prevents you from taking the standard test.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By bikepro
I've seen one like it at a number of rides in the...

I've seen one like it at a number of rides in the North Texas area. I have a video of it flying by if I can find it.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-16, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 783
Posted By bikepro
Even if you use sealant int the tires, always...

Even if you use sealant int the tires, always carry a spare tube in case you have a flat on the road. Even sealant will not seal all punctures.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-06-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,577
Posted By bikepro
+1

+1
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-06-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By bikepro
I had the Lezyne and was very unhappy with it. I...

I had the Lezyne and was very unhappy with it. I now have a Specialized Air Tool. It's the best I've used.
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/accessories/pumps/air-tool-comp-floor-pump/105464
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-05-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By bikepro
That would not work. When the Garmin is off, it...

That would not work. When the Garmin is off, it it not recording anything. Then again, I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve. If you only want to use it for directions, that would probably...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-05-16, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By bikepro
Which Garmin do you have? I've had the Edge 500...

Which Garmin do you have? I've had the Edge 500 and 800 and neither have a replaceable battery. They are USB rechargeable. Assuming yours is as well, you could get a battery back used to recharge...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-04-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,746
Posted By bikepro
The only good thing about top clips was you could...

The only good thing about top clips was you could ease into them. First: Clips only and loose, to get used to getting into them and easy to get out. Next: Clips only and tightened, to learn to loosen...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-19-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By bikepro
Well, I see a number of bike shops around...

Well, I see a number of bike shops around Killeen. Perhaps one of them does fitting. Worst case, you go to a shop in Austin -- a major cycling center. Expect to pay 100. or more, depending on what...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-07-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By bikepro
That's why smart people buy helmets from a LBS....

That's why smart people buy helmets from a LBS. And no using the LBS as a showroom, then buying on the Web.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-07-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By bikepro
Absolutely. Helmet sizing differs between brands....

Absolutely. Helmet sizing differs between brands. Plus, the opening of some brands is more oval while others are more round.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-03-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By bikepro
Before you replace the crank, try the following. ...

Before you replace the crank, try the following.

Remove the non drive arm. Insure there is gease on the splines on the shaft and crank arm, as well as the internal threads at the end of the shaft....
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By bikepro
You may also need an antibiotic to clear up your...

You may also need an antibiotic to clear up your "septic" condition.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-31-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,526
Posted By bikepro
Selle Italia SLR Superflow Saddle | Chain...

Selle Italia SLR Superflow Saddle | Chain Reaction Cycles (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/selle-italia-slr-superflow-saddle/rp-prod64149?gs=1&gclid=COHL05OohM0CFQsDaQod2C0G8w&gclsrc=aw.ds)...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 05-29-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By bikepro
If you use PayPal, you can turn off the...

If you use PayPal, you can turn off the subscription there.
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