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Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By banerjek
On an aside note, it sucks having a chain that...

On an aside note, it sucks having a chain that weighs almost 3 pounds...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By banerjek
Do long chains last longer, or is it just my imagination?

I can't help but notice that the chains on my 'bents last way longer than they do on my uprights -- several thousand miles longer at least.

Part of it is that I run 9 speed on the 'bents, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,786
Posted By banerjek
I always carry a multitool, specifically the Park...

I always carry a multitool, specifically the Park MT-1. Things can fail or you might just need to make an adjustment. I also keep zip ties in my handlebars and a couple extra winds of electrical tape...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,576
Posted By banerjek
It's had a huge impact on my other sports. I used...

It's had a huge impact on my other sports. I used to commute more than 40 miles by bike (RT) each day for more than 10 years. That gave me a base that got me into ski mountaineering and backcountry...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,359
Posted By banerjek
That was also my first reaction, but then I...

That was also my first reaction, but then I realized that when I used a chest strap, I experienced two problems that a bra might help with. The first is that I sometimes had two problems with...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-06-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,359
Posted By banerjek
Tempting, but I already have trouble getting too...

Tempting, but I already have trouble getting too warm. The last thing I need is more clothing covering me up.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-06-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By banerjek
For decades, I only rode in rural areas. Now I...

For decades, I only rode in rural areas. Now I live in Portland OR so practically all my riding is urban.

You can't ride for speed, time, or relaxation. And between issues with theft and things...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-06-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,494
Posted By banerjek
Almost one tube? Of course it didn't work because...

Almost one tube? Of course it didn't work because you need to reach the therapeutic dose for it to have any effect.

As a full grown adult, you need to eat two full tubes. One tube is for children...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-06-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,359
Posted By banerjek
I like mine, but mine becomes less reliable as...

I like mine, but mine becomes less reliable as temps drop. Below freezing, it's pretty hopeless unless my hands and arms are kept really warm. On another downside, the Mio software is garbage -- much...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-30-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,575
Posted By banerjek
I used to live by the motto that a better bike...

I used to live by the motto that a better bike only makes you a faster cyclist, not a better cyclist. However, my personal experience is that is not entirely true.

When people get nicer...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By banerjek
Backup Barz -- You've met your match

Just when you thought cycling products couldn't get worse. Soon to be available from your favorite crowdfunded source...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B_XYYV9j_4
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By banerjek
Unless the bums have beer bottle breaking...

Unless the bums have beer bottle breaking contests on these paths and they're strewn with blackberry bramble or goatheads, flats won't be much of a problem.

Rather than get a CO2 inflator,...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By banerjek
If you want to use it as a fast bike, do not put...

If you want to use it as a fast bike, do not put the Marathon Plus tires on. I've ridden tens of thousands of miles on those and while no other tire comes close in terms of flat resistance (though...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,575
Posted By banerjek
Too heavy. And not as fast as a lowracer or...

Too heavy. And not as fast as a lowracer or highracer, particularly ones that are fully faired. The velomobiles have pretty wide aerodynamic profiles.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By banerjek
This can be the case for bikes too -- high lumen...

This can be the case for bikes too -- high lumen beams look like a light saber. But with a bike, you can easily change the mount/aim of the lights to mitigate this effect (and this is necessary)....
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,575
Posted By banerjek
Better yet, buy a recumbent. A good TT...

Better yet, buy a recumbent.

A good TT setup can't touch the aerodynamics of a lowracer, or even a highracer that's been set up properly.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By banerjek
Cheap and low tech way to solve this problem is...

Cheap and low tech way to solve this problem is to use to use a friction DT or bar end shifter for your rings and continue to use the integrated shifter for the rear.

I'd rather use all my rings...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 809
Posted By banerjek
Two things struck me when I saw this thread. The...

Two things struck me when I saw this thread. The first is that I was surprised that the poll maxed out at 25+ years since that's not so long -- as evidenced by the high percentage of people in this...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By banerjek
This is a huge problem. A lot of people out here...

This is a huge problem. A lot of people out here run a low fork mounted light which helps throw shadows in such conditions in addition to a bar or helmet light.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By banerjek
I was thinking almost the exact opposite. ...

I was thinking almost the exact opposite.

IMO, there is no such thing as too bright for rural roads, particularly if you are in storms or fog, though in clear conditions where you have no...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-28-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,212
Posted By banerjek
Friction DT is way easier than advertised -- I...

Friction DT is way easier than advertised -- I find them faster and easier in many situations than STI.

STI is better for double shifting, shifting while standing, and shifting when you don't want...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-28-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,212
Posted By banerjek
BTW, crosschaining is a word you'll never hear...

BTW, crosschaining is a word you'll never hear 'bent riders use. It's simply irrelevant :) But even they can ride in the wrong ring.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-28-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,212
Posted By banerjek
Depends on conditions. It's one thing to drop...

Depends on conditions. It's one thing to drop into a cross chain position for a short time because you were riding in the big ring an just needed a big cog for a bit or were riding in the small ring...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-28-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,941
Posted By banerjek
My sense is that the way people interact have...

My sense is that the way people interact have changed. Even though we all come from very different places, we used to mesh better. Some n00b would ask about gear ratios, tires, or something else...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-11-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,764
Posted By banerjek
In certain circles, it's fashionable to ride with...

In certain circles, it's fashionable to ride with no tires. When you consider that you also save weight by eliminating the tube and rim strips (which no longer have any point), it's a big win!
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