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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-04-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By donalson
well I look forward to your response... I'd...

well I look forward to your response... I'd considered these some time back... if they had a 130bcd I'd have done it a long time ago as I'd just swap out the cranks... would even put those large road...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-03-15, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By donalson
good stuff... I've looked at these in the past......

good stuff... I've looked at these in the past... look forward to seeing your thoughts down the line... what tooth rings you go with?
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-16-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By donalson
for android ridewithgps seems to be pretty good...

for android ridewithgps seems to be pretty good for the free version, but requires to be a member to get the turn by turn, from reviews and such... if you are willing to dabble a bit further ipbike...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-16-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By donalson
wow I just did some looking and didn't realize...

wow I just did some looking and didn't realize the 800 had dropped that much... you can find it new for $280 now... I've had my eyes on em for a while, been using an old phone for a while but

for...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-15-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,685
Posted By donalson
the note 2 and GS3 (and older) devices require an...

the note 2 and GS3 (and older) devices require an ant+ usb2 dongle along with a bit of software to let apps read it... but the note3 and gs4 and newer samsung devices have ant+ built in... honestly...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-15-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,594
Posted By donalson
I usually use the Idaho stop method at stop...

I usually use the Idaho stop method at stop signs, stopping and starting uses a lot of energy and I'd prefer to keep that energy for later in the ride... for lights it depends on where I am, most of...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-15-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,883
Posted By donalson
the name of our "seat" says a lot "saddle" watch...

the name of our "seat" says a lot "saddle" watch a jockey and he's moving all the time.

I mentioned before MTBing... on a MTB a big guy has to learn to ride light or else he replaces parts way too...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-14-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,883
Posted By donalson
if you really want to learn to ride light pick up...

if you really want to learn to ride light pick up a rigid MTB (29er ideally ;-)... and hit the trails, when you get comfortable speed things up with a group ride.

you quickly learn to "ride light"...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-13-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,307
Posted By donalson
low... when the spoke tension is low as your...

low... when the spoke tension is low as your wheel rolls it gets put under tension (pulls on it) when it goes to the top of the rotation and then loosens tension as it rolls to the bottom portion of...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-13-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,307
Posted By donalson
the J bend indicates inadequate spoke tension or...

the J bend indicates inadequate spoke tension or a very well worn wheel (which is where the triple butted spokes like the alpineIII comes in)... in this case and most for us clyds I'd expect the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-13-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,878
Posted By donalson
to recap on what a few others have said (and...

to recap on what a few others have said (and specifically photojoe here) most of the companies call these either "plush" or endurance bikes... while there is no question that they are still designed...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-07-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By donalson
*edit* sorry just noticed this was a zombie...

*edit* sorry just noticed this was a zombie thread... but still what I said holds up :) lol


that is actually how many bikepackers do it... was just looking at a LHT with a full frame bag (fits...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-02-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,735
Posted By donalson
7/1 - 12.64 miles 7/2 - 12.6 miles my...

7/1 - 12.64 miles
7/2 - 12.6 miles

my standard short loop... I apparently didn't do enough lifting at the gym earlier today and felt I needed to get out and go for a ride... I ended up doing it...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-01-14, 10:14 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,735
Posted By donalson
I'm back in... I haven't really ridden at all...

I'm back in... I haven't really ridden at all since the 200ish mile tour I did mid May... most I've done since is some 10 min gym warmups and a puts down to the store... so time for some real riding...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-01-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,647
Posted By donalson
never ran over one... but I have seen the damage...

never ran over one... but I have seen the damage they can do if they manage to run into your wheel :-/ (not personally but online pics)
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-30-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By donalson
I know my initial take when I've gotten on a road...

I know my initial take when I've gotten on a road bike for the first time after riding only a MTB for a number of years is DAMN THIS THING IS FAST...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-30-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,712
Posted By donalson
check out this little calculator for a good...

check out this little calculator for a good baseline on pressure

Bicycle tire pressure calculator (http://www.dorkypantsr.us/bike-tire-pressure-calculator.html)

use the second one, and weight...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-29-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By donalson
what are you wanting to do with the rack/pannier...

what are you wanting to do with the rack/pannier combo?... the answer to that can change the answer quickly.

on my disc trucker out back I used a blackburn TRX-1... under $30, great rack for the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-28-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By donalson
last summer I picked up one of these cree LED...

last summer I picked up one of these cree LED head lights Amazon.com : RioRand 4 Mode 1200 Lumen CREE XML T6 Bulb LED Bicycle bike HeadLight Lamp Flashlight Light Headlamp : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Touring 06-28-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,804
Posted By donalson
I don't know your budget but if you haven't...

I don't know your budget but if you haven't looked at Buy Road Bikes & Parts at Ribble Cycles | Online Bike Shop (http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/) already check them out for great price on shimano...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-28-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,791
Posted By donalson
bib fit is funny, but the big key is that they...

bib fit is funny, but the big key is that they are designed to fit while on the bike, aka bent over/leaning to reach the bars so while standing in them they aren't going to fit correctly.

for...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-28-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By donalson
ya it's been a while but in the FL/TX heat it...

ya it's been a while but in the FL/TX heat it just didn't do much... I've adapted well to the bottle thing on the road though... along with wicking clothing.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-27-14, 11:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By donalson
I drink a lot but found that in the heat a...

I drink a lot but found that in the heat a camelbak held a TON of heat on my back... I do think some of the newer ones have some sort of channels and stuff in the back support to help with that...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-27-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,791
Posted By donalson
first congrats on the bike, I've pointed many...

first congrats on the bike, I've pointed many people towards the electra townie series, they are great fun... my wife runs around on an electric orange 7d that I steal frequently for around the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-25-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By donalson
cycommute knows what he's talking about......

cycommute knows what he's talking about... although I think he missed a word in talking about a bent rim needing replaced... but as others pointed out... clarify if the rim is just knocked out of...
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