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Forum: Commuting 07-27-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 890
Posted By PaulRivers
I cannot say how well tehy'd fit other people, I...

I cannot say how well tehy'd fit other people, I imagine different leg shapes have different results, but I have the 6 inch version and it's long enough to prevent chafing, but they don't ride up -...
Forum: Commuting 07-27-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By PaulRivers
Lol you aren't in Minnesota and looking for a new...

Lol you aren't in Minnesota and looking for a new wheel are you? I recently went through upgrading a family members worn out bike with all new parts...then 3 rides in part of the frame cracked and...
Forum: Commuting 07-25-16, 11:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 890
Posted By PaulRivers
Exofficio Men's Give-N-Go Sport Six-Inch Boxer...

Exofficio Men's Give-N-Go Sport Six-Inch Boxer Brief
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DZLVJZQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Yeah they're expensive at $23/pair. They're worth it....
Forum: Commuting 07-25-16, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By PaulRivers
Definitely 700c wheels. They're faster, they roll...

Definitely 700c wheels. They're faster, they roll over bumps better, and they're more comfortable.

The only advantages of 26" are quicker turning which you don't need (like hairpin mountainbike...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By PaulRivers
I've owned several different kinds of clipless...

I've owned several different kinds of clipless and several pairs of shoes, and I changed to flats with pins.

There's just really no advantage to using clipless (I'm not racing where the additional...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By PaulRivers
Fyi, that sounds like your current bike frame is...

Fyi, that sounds like your current bike frame is to small. Be sure to try a size larger when test riding and see if they fit better.

Specialized Allez definitely if you want more aggressive.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By PaulRivers
Yeah, if your saddle is comfortable, fits well,...

Yeah, if your saddle is comfortable, fits well, and doesn't cause any "numbness" - don't ever change it lol. But seriously. Saddles are like finding pants that fit, because someone else hated a 32x32...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By PaulRivers
That's probably it. Rain itself shouldn't cause a...

That's probably it. Rain itself shouldn't cause a problem, but raining causing mud or sand to stick to your cleats definitely can.
The original Speedplays would start having trouble clipping in if I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By PaulRivers
Cheaper, Wellgo MG-1 ($36.10): ...

Cheaper, Wellgo MG-1 ($36.10):
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E7UZ5OK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl

More expensive, VP Components pedals with 4 pins in the middle:...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By PaulRivers
In the interest my time and keeping the thread on...

In the interest my time and keeping the thread on topic, I'm going to skip past some of the debate over tire size, frame material, brake type, etc.



Thanks. It looks like those are their...
Forum: Commuting 07-20-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By PaulRivers
Wow, thanks for all the suggestions. I replied to...

Wow, thanks for all the suggestions. I replied to individual posts below, but in case anyone else runs across this, there's 2 bikes that stood out:

Specialized Vita Sport Stepthrough - 700x32c...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-16-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,522
Posted By PaulRivers
Lol ride whatever you find interesting, like I...

Lol ride whatever you find interesting, like I said in another comment what I enjoy the most about the triple is being able to leave it in the middle gear 95% of the time. I have another bike with a...
Forum: Commuting 07-16-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By PaulRivers
Lol I remember going through all that back in the...

Lol I remember going through all that back in the day...after a while I found that bike fit and riding something enjoyable were far more important to me than one or two hundred dollars. Even...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-15-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,522
Posted By PaulRivers
:eek: :roflmao2: :twitchy: :lol: :lol: :lol: ...

:eek: :roflmao2: :twitchy: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lol I have a saying from work, every adjective telling you how "easy" "simple" etc something is counts as 1 negative point. If the negative points are...
Forum: Commuting 07-15-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By PaulRivers
Suggestions for mom bike with no top tube, but without huge tires?

My mom (I feel obligated to mention I'm in my 30's lol) wants to get a bike without a top tube, my brothers bike is kaput and he rides the same size and is interested in her Specialized Sirrus. She...
Forum: Commuting 07-15-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By PaulRivers
Here's a pic I found online to kinda explain it: ...

Here's a pic I found online to kinda explain it:
http://www.cartilagehealth.com/images/saddleheightheel_hamblylore.jpg

1. Raise the seat to a height where when pedalling your leg is almost fully...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-15-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,522
Posted By PaulRivers
I think of it like this - Middle Ring - the...

I think of it like this -

Middle Ring - the majority of the time when I don't want to put to much mental effort into my ride and just enjoy riding, only shifting in the rear.

Little Ring - the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-15-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,522
Posted By PaulRivers
I think the 1x11's are great. I think the...

I think the 1x11's are great.

I think the triples are great.

I think the hate of triples is simply the usual cycle of "well it's old so I sound cool hating it - it's so out of date! hahaha".
...
Forum: Commuting 07-15-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,023
Posted By PaulRivers
I can't walk through anywhere in a public gym...

I can't walk through anywhere in a public gym barefoot without getting athletes foot on my feet. Not through the showers, not through the pool, etc. My dad is the same way.

However a lot of people...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-13-16, 10:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,123
Posted By PaulRivers
Lol my post said "more irrelevant" and "almost...

Lol my post said "more irrelevant" and "almost meaningless", I wasn't going for making an absolute statement.

I'm sure that if you add 200lbs to your bike, you're going to go significantly slower....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-12-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By PaulRivers
I have a longer torso and it's a real pain to...

I have a longer torso and it's a real pain to find a cycling jersey for me as well lol. I also find the padding in cycling tights to be annoying (I have a bit butt and get less "numbness" issues just...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By PaulRivers
Lol... This is basically prices for new...

Lol...

This is basically prices for new bikes from a store:
$400 - decent hybrid
$900 - decent entry level road bike, I use one around this price for my commuter because it's the best...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-10-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,168
Posted By PaulRivers
Nah, my bike fortunately doesn't drink much and...

Nah, my bike fortunately doesn't drink much and doesn't really like bars, so it's not a problem. :p
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-09-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,168
Posted By PaulRivers
Thanks for the link, but another Supreme Court...

Thanks for the link, but another Supreme Court ruling decided that cops can use evidence obtained after a straight up illegal stop "if the officers conducted their searches after learning that the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-09-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,363
Posted By PaulRivers
Tom Danielson's Core Advantage is a book on...

Tom Danielson's Core Advantage is a book on strengthening your core for cycling that was helpful for me ($15):...
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