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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-05-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By supton
Looking for a computer

Digging around and there is way too many to chose from, at least online! Is there a simple wired cadence and speed speedometer? I've been looking at various models, and... way too many.

My...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-02-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,135
Posted By supton
One time I picked up a tack like 100 yards from...

One time I picked up a tack like 100 yards from work. So I pushed it the rest of the way. When I went to patch it at lunchtime, I found too many holes to count--ate through too many patches. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-02-16, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By supton
I was told by a friend that my big ring looked a...

I was told by a friend that my big ring looked a big chewed up (it's an alloy gear, the other two are steel), and the middle ring looked worn. I can feel some sharp edges. So I wanted to look into...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By supton
Swapping chainrings

Ramping up my riding this year, after some time off, and realized I had a stretched chain. Have a replacement chain and cassette, but the chainrings look a bit worn, so, I'd like to fix that also--I...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-14-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By supton
I haven't figured out how to "back out of"...

I haven't figured out how to "back out of" mapmyride, there seems to be no quit button / menu. Will play with some more. There are other apps to try out too.

Will look into this "power toggles"...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-13-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By supton
I went Settings->Location Access and I get three...

I went Settings->Location Access and I get three checkboxes:
-access to my location ("Let apps that have asked your permission use your location information")
-GPS satellites ("Let apps use GPS to...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-13-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By supton
It's an LG39C, came with Android 4.1 or 4.2,...

It's an LG39C, came with Android 4.1 or 4.2, forgot already. My first "smart" phone, haven't even activated the service yet (it's a Tracfone). At the moment am trying out "mapmyride" as I had an...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-13-14, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By supton
Foolish gps question

Just picked up a smartphone, an android, to do all the typical stuff. I decided to try mapmyride on it. This morning I went into the app and the gps turned on. And I couldn't figure out how to try it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By supton
I don't know off-hand if you have a cassette or...

I don't know off-hand if you have a cassette or freewheel; but looking here might help:
Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog (http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help)

Also, this site may help; this...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By supton
Wheelset advice

My Trek Pilot 1.2 currently has Conti 4000's on the original Bontrager SSR's. Four or five thousand miles, popped a spoke a couple years ago but they seem to still be going.

I've always wanted a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-28-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By supton
Had to reread the thread, as it didn't seem...

Had to reread the thread, as it didn't seem possible. A 7spd will have long chain life, as the plates are thick(er) (everything being relative). Cleaning every 650miles or so would destroy my 9spd...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-26-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By supton
Is the cassette in good shape? I know I wear...

Is the cassette in good shape? I know I wear mine out prematurely because I don't oil the chain properly. If you rack up the miles, I'd think about having the chain whip, as I'd think you'd likely...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-26-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By supton
Spoke snapped at the end of last riding season. ...

Spoke snapped at the end of last riding season. Season prior (I think) I hit a lip in the road and knocked it out of true. One spoke was really, really loose; I forget if all I did was tighten just...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-26-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By supton
Replacing a spoke

Ok, bike shop has the replacement spokes for my Bontrager SSR's (which have like 5kmiles on them, and are apt to break some more--I made sure to buy spares). When I inquired what it would cost to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-30-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By supton
Shoot, forgot where it broke--I think it was at...

Shoot, forgot where it broke--I think it was at the hub. Pretty sure I unscrewed what was left.

No method to check tension (short of plucking, and I'm tone deaf), and no truing stand either. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-30-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By supton
Bontrager SSR wheels?

These came on my Trek, and made it until the bitter end of last summer. I dunno, maybe 5,000miles or so of riding on NH roads. One spoke broken now. I did hit some lip in the road a year or so...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-24-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,070
Posted By supton
It takes far more energy to get a car up to (and...

It takes far more energy to get a car up to (and down from) speed. More mass. So by that argument cars should never be required to come to a full stop--and all cyclists and pedestrians should yeild...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-24-12, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By supton
Hit up garage sales. I bought my first "real"...

Hit up garage sales. I bought my first "real" road bike for $5. I tried to sell it for like $15 when I upgraded, but had no luck. Finally resorted to marking it "free" and putting by the side of...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-24-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By supton
Thinking of buying a new bike

I'd like to keep biking through this winter. I live in NH, so, I don't need a fast bike... it's cold up here! The goal is to keep biking through the winter, to stay in shape.

My "good" 3x9 bike...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-25-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By supton
You're right, I listed 10 gears on my 9 speed...

You're right, I listed 10 gears on my 9 speed cassette.

I gave into temptation, and just ordered a 12-23 last night (on sale etc). Will see if I like it. If not, it was a cheap experiment. The...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-24-12, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By supton
Swapping cogs in a cassette?

Does anyone still do this? On a 9 speed?

I've long thought about changing from the 12-25 on my bike to maybe even 12-21. I have a triple, so technically I can always use the granny 30T while...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-24-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By supton
Yeah, it's called "apply lube when I think of...

Yeah, it's called "apply lube when I think of it", and I never actually clean the chain. To be fair, I do have to stand to climb a number of hills, and I don't shy away from bombing down dirt roads....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-24-12, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By supton
Cassette Replacement?

Begining of season, I checked, and chain was barely showing wear. 2-3 months later and oops! at 1/16th and rollers are kinda loose. Need to step up my chain lubrication, clearly, as I doubt I have...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-24-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By supton
Polar F6 Cheststrap Replacement

Wife gave me an F6 oh 3 years ago? 4? The watch battery died last summer; but I was having an off-season and didn't mind. I just replaced that battery today, and verified that the cheststrap is...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-18-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By supton
Wish I had thought of the dishsoap last night. ...

Wish I had thought of the dishsoap last night. Now if I could just get the tire to seat in that one spot; it has me concerned that something is amiss.

I do see that I'm not going to be fixing...
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