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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-16-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,608
Posted By Chris Pringle
I am another one who has done brevets on a...

I am another one who has done brevets on a 26"-wheeled touring bike. Right from the get-go a couple of years ago, when I knew I wanted to the entire Super Randonneur series, I took a hard look at my...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-25-16, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Chris Pringle
CK hubs - ISO 135xQR and ISO SD front ...

CK hubs - ISO 135xQR and ISO SD front

Servicing C.K. hubs - Once you buy the tool, there are some online videos you can follow, but after watching them there is no way I will take such endeavor. I...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Chris Pringle
Have been using disc brakes on my rando bike for...

Have been using disc brakes on my rando bike for over four years. Ditto on making sure your frame's rear dropout spacing is 135mm instead of the usual 130mm. It can be stretched only if it's a steel...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-21-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By Chris Pringle
I am in the mid 40's, in a long term...

I am in the mid 40's, in a long term relationship, full-time job (w/ some flexibility in my schedule as I own part of a business) but no children. I find that doing brevets, especially the full S.R....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-18-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By Chris Pringle
If your schedule can afford it, Tuesday and...

If your schedule can afford it, Tuesday and Thursday training instead of just Wednesdays.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-18-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By Chris Pringle
You seem to be able to go at really competitive...

You seem to be able to go at really competitive speeds long distance. If your training has been on paved roads, just switch to doing more off-road to get ready for the big event. I personally would...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-15-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,735
Posted By Chris Pringle
As others have indicated, your statement about...

As others have indicated, your statement about the Reflex being a joke (i.e., worthless!) comes across as an exaggeration, but you're entitled to your own opinion. By the way, this is now a $10...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-14-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,735
Posted By Chris Pringle
The Cateye Reflex has become my favorite rear...

The Cateye Reflex has become my favorite rear light for the reasons the OP mentions. It takes two AAA rechargeable batteries that are easily replaceable, but it also contains built-in reflective...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-14-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 821
Posted By Chris Pringle
Just some notes on audax/brevet rides and the use...

Just some notes on audax/brevet rides and the use of electronic devices:

1. You will need to think seriously and smartly about consolidating electronic devices. This is not so much of an issue for...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-02-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,927
Posted By Chris Pringle
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24134069/Bicyc...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24134069/Bicycles/DSCI0299.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24134069/Bicycles/blue-white-retro-rando2.jpg
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-26-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,976
Posted By Chris Pringle
A friend bought the Edge 1000 for a 400 Km brevet...

A friend bought the Edge 1000 for a 400 Km brevet he did in Portland, OR a year ago. He said the thing went crazy on him telling him to make U-turns, redirecting him on different routes. It got to be...
Forum: Touring 04-19-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Chris Pringle
We have with a 2-bike trunk-mounted rack twice to...

We have with a 2-bike trunk-mounted rack twice to Europe. Once in 2009 and again last year. We used a Thule compact rack model that fit nicely inside my luggage with the rest of my stuff.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-18-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Chris Pringle
According to the specs of these lights, the...

According to the specs of these lights, the Cygolite Trident Xtra seems to produce the most of lumens for the longest periods -- 1,300 lumen for 3.5 hrs (vs. 1700 lumen for only 2.5 hrs on the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-17-16, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Chris Pringle
My experience is that you don't need a lot of...

My experience is that you don't need a lot of lumen for dark country roads. A 500-lumen light is plenty. Your eyes quickly adapt to the darkness and the road ahead becomes perfectly clear. The only...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-15-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By Chris Pringle
Question to those with more technical experience...

Question to those with more technical experience with this product, do you think it will work with the new Sram eTap derailleur. That derailleur is advertised to be used with a 28t max cassette....
Forum: Touring 02-29-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By Chris Pringle
Hi Max, It is quite possible that your...

Hi Max,

It is quite possible that your shimmy (i.e., wobble) is not a result of your fork. Unless your front bags are attached somewhat loose, you should not experience wobble with the additional...
Forum: Touring 02-27-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By Chris Pringle
I live in Mazatlán. I highly suggest to...

I live in Mazatlán. I highly suggest to ride/drive/fly from Phoenix to San Diego and ride Baja. Alternatively, you could start from Mexicali. I don't know when you're planning on doing this trip, but...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-23-16, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By Chris Pringle
For long distance riding I would recommend...

For long distance riding I would recommend 26/36/48T version of the Shimano M590 crankset. In my case I simply switched the 26T chainring by a 22T for a very low gear ratio for hilly terrain while...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-04-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By Chris Pringle
1. Continue your good training -- e.g., 2-3...

1. Continue your good training -- e.g., 2-3 fast-paced rides on weekdays and a long ride on weekend (100-150 Km) followed by a recovery ride the next day.

2. The day of the brevet, go at your own...
Forum: Touring 02-01-16, 10:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,740
Posted By Chris Pringle
Very good point on toe-strike. This is really...

Very good point on toe-strike. This is really important if you plan on using your big tire bike off-road with tight curves at low speeds. Personally I would hate to go through a custom build to find...
Forum: Touring 02-01-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,740
Posted By Chris Pringle
Your specific questions: * 460mm chainstays (ŕ...

Your specific questions:
* 460mm chainstays (ŕ la Surly LHT) should be long enough and will allow plenty of tire clearance. Do question whether you might have to buy a couple of chains with every...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-18-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By Chris Pringle
Does anyone actually using these bars with flat...

Does anyone actually using these bars with flat tops (essentially aerobars) have complaints about them being too flexy? Or are they really that more comfortable than anything else you've tried that...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 01-17-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Chris Pringle
... And there is your answer about the main...

... And there is your answer about the main source of your pains and discomfort. You are mainly supporting the weight of your upper body with your hands, arms and shoulder. The weak core is also...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 01-17-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Chris Pringle
You got it! This is mainly what you need to focus...

You got it! This is mainly what you need to focus on, IMHO. If you make adjustments, they should be minor (within 1 cm) and one at a time. As others have mentioned, you have most likely been left...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 01-16-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Chris Pringle
My take on your video: * Arms a little too...

My take on your video:

* Arms a little too stretched which are causing your neck and shoulder pain. A shorter stem would be ideal, but they can be pricey. So, push your saddle forward 1 cm at a...
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