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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 527
Posted By a1penguin
I had that same issue with the pads on my helmet....

I had that same issue with the pads on my helmet. That is until I bought a Halo II Headband. It works really well. I have taken one or two long rides in the summer where I had to stop and rinse...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 03:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,838
Posted By a1penguin
I do 50 mile rides a lot (not working right now...

I do 50 mile rides a lot (not working right now helps). I don't plan on eating anything on the ride, but always carry a Clif Shot in my seat pack in case I bonk. Rarely happens. But on rides this...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-12-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By a1penguin
The old style Garmin sensors are pretty fussy. I...

The old style Garmin sensors are pretty fussy. I have the new style cadence and speed sensors. The cadence sensor goes on the crank and the speed sensor is rubber banded onto the rear hub. No...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-16, 02:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,167
Posted By a1penguin
Oh thanks! I was bummed when I returned from my...

Oh thanks! I was bummed when I returned from my bike ride, turned on the tv and looked to see what time today's stage (er Friday's) stage was going to be shown and saw it was all Nascar. And the...
Forum: Commuting 07-09-16, 02:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 971
Posted By a1penguin
At my work, I would remove shoes and socks and...

At my work, I would remove shoes and socks and wear flip flops to and in the shower. I'm sure the chances of catching something is pretty small as the showers appeared to be cleaned daily, but why...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-09-16, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By a1penguin
I have never heard of Orbtronic, but it appears...

I have never heard of Orbtronic, but it appears they just buy the better brand batteries (Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Sony) and relabel them. Protection circuits are always added by the seller. You...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-06-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 534
Posted By a1penguin
I think you got a great deal. Hopefully the...

I think you got a great deal. Hopefully the seller was honest about the product. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. It appears to me that the paint isn't cracked so no worries about rust. A bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-02-16, 11:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,282
Posted By a1penguin
I wear underwear to minimize the number of...

I wear underwear to minimize the number of washings required to keep shorts clean. I also wash by hand and once a year will let the washer do it's magic on them.

I have an ancient pair of Novara...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-01-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By a1penguin
It's great to hear that you really enjoy the new...

It's great to hear that you really enjoy the new bike. You'll ride a lot more! Keep it up and you'll be riding centuries!
Forum: Road Cycling 07-01-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 929
Posted By a1penguin
You made a good decision. Used bikes might eat...

You made a good decision. Used bikes might eat up cash if you need new consumables like tires, chain, cassette depending on how many miles the bike has.

PS. The GMC Denali purchase was...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-01-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By a1penguin
It says wheels in picture not included. What...

It says wheels in picture not included. What wheels does it come with? What year is it? I love the color scheme. It does look in good shape, but the warranty on the carbon frame is not...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-01-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 426
Posted By a1penguin
I recently purchased...

I recently purchased https://www.rei.com/product/878977/shimano-xc31-bike-shoes-mens shoes on sale and they are pretty stiff. I like the velcro closings. YMMV.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-01-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By a1penguin
Since you are interested in doing your own bike...

Since you are interested in doing your own bike work, Bikes Direct might be a good option. But you might end up with a bike that doesn't fit. It's July 4 and lots of sales this time of year,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-29-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By a1penguin
Sunscreen. And I moisturize, too. Trader Joe's...

Sunscreen. And I moisturize, too. Trader Joe's has a nice aloe gel which I like. Wearing something on my face would not feel good. And not all clothing provides protection from UV rays. How long...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By a1penguin
I use single battery (18650) flashlights. One on...

I use single battery (18650) flashlights. One on the bars (800 or so lumens) and one on the helmet (400 lumens). This works fine on the dark mup and roads at night. The helmet light is especially...
Forum: Commuting 06-29-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By a1penguin
As motorcycle training tells you, you go where...

As motorcycle training tells you, you go where you look, so look where you want to go. This happens when driving a car, too. Some of the twitchiness goes away with experience. And with practice,...
Forum: Commuting 06-29-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By a1penguin
Ziploc baggie. Or two in case the first one gets...

Ziploc baggie. Or two in case the first one gets a small tear or puncture.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-29-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By a1penguin
This is why I like AA/AAA/18650 lights and...

This is why I like AA/AAA/18650 lights and devices. Unfortunately, the newest rear blinkies all seem to be internal battery and insufficient run time for daylight riding and long rides.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-27-16, 12:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,195
Posted By a1penguin
When I starting biking again, I drank lots of...

When I starting biking again, I drank lots of water. As my fitness improved, I found that I drank less water. I now force myself to drink as I ride. If I am going to ride more than 30 miles I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-27-16, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By a1penguin
Is a turkey close enough? ...

Is a turkey close enough? http://pqrshanth.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/chicken.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 06-27-16, 12:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,157
Posted By a1penguin
Helmets: Bicycle Helmets (http://bhsi.org/) has a...

Helmets: Bicycle Helmets (http://bhsi.org/) has a fairly lengthy article about mips helmets. For many years they have been advocates of round helmets rather than ones that have pointy rears. Round...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-24-16, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By a1penguin
Often you get a fitting at the bike store and...

Often you get a fitting at the bike store and most offer some form of free checkup/service. Might not be worth $500, though.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-24-16, 12:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,077
Posted By a1penguin
I could really use something other than white...

I could really use something other than white background. How hard should it be to provide functionality to customize colors? I would prefer dark background and light text rather than blaring white...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-11-16, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By a1penguin
You paid $35? Amazon says $61 and...

You paid $35? Amazon says $61 and camelcamelcamel does not have more than a few weeks of price data. The brand X work stands on Amazon generally get good reviews and it's difficult to know which...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-27-16, 02:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By a1penguin
Fit is everything. I have a small head and have...

Fit is everything. I have a small head and have trouble finding helmets that fit. The jerks in the LBS usually tell me that the fit system can be tightened, but that's just crap. It would be like...
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