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02-08-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By fujidon

Thanks, I'll give it a try.

Thanks, I'll give it a try.
02-08-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By fujidon

BT? I don't know what that is, but there were no...

BT? I don't know what that is, but there were no other devices connected to the Kinetic sensor.
02-08-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By fujidon

I installed the 4iiii app, but it doesn't see the...

I installed the 4iiii app, but it doesn't see the Kinetic sensor to connect to it.
02-08-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By fujidon

Best advice yet <G>

Best advice yet <G>
02-07-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By fujidon

Exactly! That's all I want.

Exactly! That's all I want.
02-07-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By fujidon

I'm not looking for an app that connects me to...

I'm not looking for an app that connects me to other users nor an app that offers training programs. All I want is an app that gives me speed/cadence/watts. if I can avoid losing too much fitness...
02-07-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By fujidon

It would be useful to know the...

It would be useful to know the wattage/speed/cadence and I don't know how to get it without the app. Are there other apps that are compatible?

I'm not really interested in Zwift (I just listen to...
02-07-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By fujidon

I guess the Kinetic app isn't very popular. I...

I guess the Kinetic app isn't very popular. I thought for sure there would several comments on it.
02-04-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By fujidon

Kinetic Road Machine Smart 2

I just replaced an old Nashbar fluid trainer with the Kinetic Road Machine Smart 2. It's exactly what I was looking for. It's smooth, quiet, the resistance is linear and the flywheel adds just the...
01-13-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By fujidon

Being able to store rollers under a couch is a...

Being able to store rollers under a couch is a real plus. We're all different, but for me, I have no desire to focus on remaining stable and not falling while trying to get a little cardio workout...
01-13-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By fujidon

I haven't heard of fluid trainers leaking, it...

I haven't heard of fluid trainers leaking, it seems unlikely. In general, fluid trainers are quieter and provide greater linear resistance than magnetic trainers.
Choosing a trainer depends a lot on...
12-08-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,016
Posted By fujidon

A little off-topic, but I don't think the wheel...

A little off-topic, but I don't think the wheel was ever literally invented. We may have evidence of it being used many thousands of years ago, but it was likely being used long before any historical...
11-27-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By fujidon

I ordered shoes last year from Amazon. The size I...

I ordered shoes last year from Amazon. The size I normally wear was between 2 metric sizes. I ordered the larger of the 2 choices because I used to get hot foot when my shoes were snug. I'm pretty...
11-19-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,375
Posted By fujidon

I always assumed that everyone mounted from the...

I always assumed that everyone mounted from the left. It's where the kickstand is/was. It's how to mount a horse (the horse expects it). It's the side where you would walk a bike from (to avoid...
11-13-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By fujidon

You're not alone. I get a security warning with...

You're not alone. I get a security warning with Chrome.
10-25-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,126
Posted By fujidon

Park makes a very good multi tool: ...

Park makes a very good multi tool:
https://content.backcountry.com/images/items/900/PAR/PAR008O/MTCD.jpg

But it's expensive. There are other similar multi tools for less money. IMO, a cheap multi...
10-25-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,126
Posted By fujidon

Is that a gravel tire?

Is that a gravel tire?
10-24-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,126
Posted By fujidon

It would be helpful if you knew someone who has...

It would be helpful if you knew someone who has experience with fixing a flat so they could show you in person.

I've actually "raced" swapping out a tube. It took me less than 2 minutes to pull...
10-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By fujidon

Towpaths are typically pretty flat because they...

Towpaths are typically pretty flat because they have to be. The bikes weight (and yours for that matter) are not really significant once you get up to speed. In fact, extra weight can sometimes be...
10-21-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By fujidon

I have ridden up Fiddlers Elbow, but not...

I have ridden up Fiddlers Elbow, but not recently. And yeah, it's a tough one. Since it's a pretty long climb, it helps to have low gearing because it's hard to stand for the whole thing....
10-20-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,315
Posted By fujidon

Actually, there's a lot the police officer can...

Actually, there's a lot the police officer can do. Failure to produce ID when there's reasonable evidence of a violation permits them to arrest you or at a minimum, detain you until you can produce...
10-10-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,259
Posted By fujidon

I fill my tires to 100 PSI (700 X 25). I usually...

I fill my tires to 100 PSI (700 X 25). I usually top them off about once a week and the pressure has dropped about 5 to 7 pounds.

Riding at 95 PSI is fine with me so I don't bother topping them...
10-10-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,043
Posted By fujidon

Do I understand correctly that you can ride 50...

Do I understand correctly that you can ride 50 miles in 2.5 hours? If that's what you meant, it's incredibly impressive, especially at 69.
10-06-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,613
Posted By fujidon

Are you really ruing being married? You know you...

Are you really ruing being married? You know you didn't have to be, nor do you need to continue to be.

You don't need permission. Don't pretend like you do. If you actually care about your spouse,...
10-05-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,613
Posted By fujidon

Couldn't agree more

Couldn't agree more
10-02-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,099
Posted By fujidon

There are many ways to express your dislike of...

There are many ways to express your dislike of poking fun at Trump because of what many see as irony. This isn't one of them. Especially not the name-calling.
09-30-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By fujidon

I think it's jelly stuck to your monitor.

I think it's jelly stuck to your monitor.
09-28-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,483
Posted By fujidon

Unfortunately, a timer won't allow the use of the...

Unfortunately, a timer won't allow the use of the garage door outside of the programmed hours. I can power up/down the opener from my phone at any time.
09-28-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,483
Posted By fujidon

The smart plug is INSIDE the garage. The only way...

The smart plug is INSIDE the garage. The only way into my garage is through the house or opening the door.
Forum: Foo
09-28-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,200
Posted By fujidon

Humans have hunted for many thousands of years....

Humans have hunted for many thousands of years. We probably wouldn't be here if they didn't. We no longer "hunt" for animal protein and instead raise animals for food.

Hunting today is not for...
09-27-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,955
Posted By fujidon

When I was 13 my family moved to a new...

When I was 13 my family moved to a new neighborhood about 10 miles from my old neighborhood and friends. The best way to visit my old friends was by bike so I bought a Schwinn Varsity. That bike was...
09-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,554
Posted By fujidon

I would love to see more folks cycling. It's good...

I would love to see more folks cycling. It's good for health (mental and physical) and for this blue marble we live on. If that means riding an inexpensive bike from a discount department store, I'm...
09-22-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,483
Posted By fujidon

It's not just visible garage door openers. New...

It's not just visible garage door openers. New cars come with built-in remotes and I'm sure the "bad guys" know this.

That's why my garage door opener is plugged into a smart plug. The smart plug...
09-22-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By fujidon

Now you tell me that they should be serviced. My...

Now you tell me that they should be serviced. My SPD pedals are about 25 years old and still working fine. I guess I should service them before they start failing otherwise I'll need another pair...
09-22-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,554
Posted By fujidon

That is a beautiful bike. If she enjoys it,...

That is a beautiful bike. If she enjoys it, that's all that matters.
09-20-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 846
Posted By fujidon

I have 4. I want one more (of course). That would...

I have 4. I want one more (of course). That would give me:

regular road bike (Fuji)
even lighter weight road bike (Raleigh)
Hybrid (for trails, bad weather and occasional shopping)
old touring...
09-20-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,537
Posted By fujidon

You may want to consider a bike path for your...

You may want to consider a bike path for your first few rides. If you can find one that's lightly used, that's even better. That could give you a feel as to whether or not you enjoy riding.

I also...
09-20-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By fujidon

I built a fixed gear bike a while ago with only a...

I built a fixed gear bike a while ago with only a front brake. Some fixies are brakeless, but I wasn't about to go that route. I felt perfectly safe and was able to stop just about as fast as if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,706
Posted By fujidon

Lunch, extra water, snacks, cell phone, wallet,...

Lunch, extra water, snacks, cell phone, wallet, face mask, extra pair of glasses, rain jacket... sometimes we're not all out there to just hammer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,706
Posted By fujidon

That's pretty much what my "lunch bag" looks...

That's pretty much what my "lunch bag" looks like
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,706
Posted By fujidon

I've been riding solo since March as an extra...

I've been riding solo since March as an extra level of caution. It wouldn't make sense for me to avoid riding with others and to then stop in a store for lunch/snack/water.

So I carry extra water...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,532
Posted By fujidon

That's a really clean spot for a tail light and...

That's a really clean spot for a tail light and the SL5 does have storage in the down tube for basic tools and a tube...

But, I do like to carry a bit more than I could fit in the down tube so if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,795
Posted By fujidon

I have that very bike and haven't noticed any...

I have that very bike and haven't noticed any sort of wobble. Maybe it was something specific to your bike... or maybe it's because I rarely go much faster 30mph:)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,532
Posted By fujidon

Congrats on the new bike. I took a look at the...

Congrats on the new bike. I took a look at the SL5 myself. I was very interested in a "comfort" bike since I already have a performance-oriented road bike (Fuji SL1 Pro).

I am also thinking about...
09-13-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,054
Posted By fujidon

I agree. Just recently, I raised my saddle almost...

I agree. Just recently, I raised my saddle almost 1/2" which is actually a lot. I rode for many, many years with the saddle a little lower than "recommended" because I found it easier to spin a...
09-06-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,054
Posted By fujidon

From your first pic, I thought that maybe your...

From your first pic, I thought that maybe your saddle was a little high, but watching the video, it now looks like maybe your saddle is a little low. It's hard to tell from the video and it depends...
09-04-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,054
Posted By fujidon

I think the fit looks pretty good too, but maybe...

I think the fit looks pretty good too, but maybe your saddle is a little high.It couldn't hurt to lower it a little and see how it feels.

Saddle height also depends on where/how you ride. For...
08-30-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By fujidon

Goof is OK, but my favorite, which is not as easy...

Goof is OK, but my favorite, which is not as easy to find, is a product called Citra Solv. It's a concentrate, but I always use it straight. A little goes a long way.
08-30-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,489
Posted By fujidon

Consider a mirror to keep an eye on your riding...

Consider a mirror to keep an eye on your riding partner. If you see her dropping back, you can slow down before she (might) get frustrated about keeping up.

This is what I do when riding with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By fujidon

Indeed I do. Here's my wish list: ...

Indeed I do.

Here's my wish list:

Required:
touring geometry (long wheelbase, relaxed steering)
disc brakes
integrated shifters
front & rear rack compatible (or included)
3rd water bottle...
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