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10-30-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20,007
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Posted By Warbird21

"Leaves are falling all around, time I was on my...

"Leaves are falling all around, time I was on my way".
19 miles on the C&O Canal yesterday, temps in the low 60's, sun, perfect.
The leaves hide an abundance of rocks/roots, so you can't look away...
09-26-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By Warbird21

The forum equivalent of leaving a suicide note,...

The forum equivalent of leaving a suicide note, it's not necessary, but peace.
09-14-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Warbird21

On long rides, when I stop, I use my finger to...

On long rides, when I stop, I use my finger to run across the front pad of my Kask Rapido helmet, the sweat just runs out.
The pad has rather thin "wings" on each side - one the adhesive let go this...
09-14-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Warbird21

I picked up another Halo headband to alternate...

I picked up another Halo headband to alternate them, they are still about 80% effective.

I also bought two, very light, sleeveless triathalon jerseys for the hot weather.
08-28-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Warbird21

I also went with the Surly Trucker bar, as it...

I also went with the Surly Trucker bar, as it mimicked the flare of my OEM Salsa bars.
I'm using the Redshift Shockstop stem, and needed a little more rise, the Burly bar did the trick.
08-28-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Warbird21

I've had mine for a year now, I can't imagine...

I've had mine for a year now, I can't imagine riding without it.
I bought one of the 3D printed mounts for my bag (clip style). It broke last month, bunny hopping a railroad crossing. The Varia...
08-22-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,213
Posted By Warbird21

I got myself into big trouble on Saturday. I...

I got myself into big trouble on Saturday. I decided to ride 61 miles on the C&O Canal (3 miles from my home, canal is flat). So far this season, I've ridden just over 1,200 miles, mostly 20-25...
08-17-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 28,189
Posted By Warbird21

Heck of a grab - easily worth $400-$500 I bet.

Heck of a grab - easily worth $400-$500 I bet.
08-07-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Warbird21

new wheelset was finished and mounted, first ride...

new wheelset was finished and mounted, first ride today. Shifts well. I had to recenter the front brake rotor slightly. I was a little surprised these were lighter. The shop said these were great...
07-29-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Warbird21

Well, I lucked out. A shop in Illinois had a set...

Well, I lucked out. A shop in Illinois had a set of those seemingly discontinued wheel sets with mixed thru axle hubs. The shop was Velo Mine. They seemed pretty competent, so I had them spec out...
07-29-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Warbird21

25 miles on the C&O Canal last night, but I paid...

25 miles on the C&O Canal last night, but I paid the price for the cool weather those storms brought last weekend. The towpath was littered with debris, it was like going thru a battlefield. But,...
07-26-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Warbird21

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20220726_193250_7141c27516dc316aca21c14d269e2e6701123b43.jpg
After three weeks of full sun and temps over 90 deg, the Halo headband...
07-25-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Warbird21

For $14, I'll give it a shot, thanks!

For $14, I'll give it a shot, thanks!
07-25-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Warbird21

My issue is sweat in my eyes, I still haven't...

My issue is sweat in my eyes, I still haven't figured that one out. I tried a skullcap, but I never determined if it made the sweat running down my face better or worse. I have to stop every 10...
07-24-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Warbird21

That looks pretty rugged to my eye! I hope you...

That looks pretty rugged to my eye! I hope you have some suspension.

I also don't mind the heat. I rode 18 miles yesterday (Maryland), temp was 97 degrees. Did 20 this AM, on the road, without...
07-24-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Warbird21

Thanks for the replies, it's starting to sink in!

Thanks for the replies, it's starting to sink in!
07-24-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Warbird21

Thanks Joe. Bear with this newbie. if I install...

Thanks Joe. Bear with this newbie. if I install the conversion kit while I still be able to swap over to my gravel tires/wheel set?
07-24-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,930
Posted By Warbird21

Awesome, thanks! I'll probably have my shop do...

Awesome, thanks! I'll probably have my shop do the wheels and conversion, possibly a new front chain ring/chain.
07-21-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,930
Posted By Warbird21

I'm looking for an adaptor to go from 12 mm to 15...

I'm looking for an adaptor to go from 12 mm to 15 mm, looks like JoeJack951's ebay shop have what I need?
I'm looking for better wheels for my Salsa Warbird Tiagra (12mF/15m thru axles)
07-21-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Warbird21

It's looking kind of bleak. I cant justify a set...

It's looking kind of bleak. I cant justify a set of Mercury CF wheels at $1200.
I contacted Salsa, see if I could get a set of factory wheels, but I hoping to see what shedding some weight would do....
07-21-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Warbird21

Salsa Warbird - Road wheel set

I've been changing out the rear tire on my 2016 Salsa Warbird (Tiagra groupset) for winter trainer use. That limits how much I can ride in the winter (wheel on the bike trainer). I'd like to try a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By Warbird21

I've been selling vintage briar tobacco pipes on...

I've been selling vintage briar tobacco pipes on Ebay for about a decade. Now, the payment structure and fees just don't make it worthwhile any more.
Facebook messenger for general items for me,...
05-15-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,630
Posted By Warbird21

Great way to celebrate a milestone anniversary!

Great way to celebrate a milestone anniversary!
05-15-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 372,953
Posted By Warbird21

We've had some flooding on the Potomac River and...

We've had some flooding on the Potomac River and some storm damage along the C&O Canal. I had to climb over a few trees earlier this week.

The work being done near the McMahons Mill was disrupted...
05-09-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By Warbird21

We had heavy rains here in Maryland this weekend,...

We had heavy rains here in Maryland this weekend, and the Potomac River is still in flood stage. I took a shot at the C&O Canal this evening. The canal was pretty dry, but I had to climber over...
04-22-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,837
Posted By Warbird21

Well, I was pleasantly surprised with the cold...

Well, I was pleasantly surprised with the cold weather comfort from the Tasco MTB gloves. They are great down to 40 degrees (I didn't ride colder than that temp). I was skeptical because they...
04-17-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By Warbird21

Zwift has made me lazy...but I took off my...

Zwift has made me lazy...but I took off my trainer tire and thru-axle adaptor, so I'm now all outside.
The weather here in Maryland, just about as crappy as New Jersey.
I missed a decent day to...
04-13-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By Warbird21

My ride today consisted of me pulling my bike...

My ride today consisted of me pulling my bike from my trunk, at my LBS. I did bump into this local guy I'd not met, who rode up on this beautiful Eddy Mercyx.
Original owner, purchased in 1986 (I...
04-05-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,435
Posted By Warbird21

Whippany Cycles still exists in NJ - I've driven...

Whippany Cycles still exists in NJ - I've driven by them on work trips, but never had the opportunity to stop in.
https://www.whippanycycle.com/
03-29-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By Warbird21

Well that's pretty cool - I'll give that a try!

Well that's pretty cool - I'll give that a try!
03-29-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By Warbird21

I love seeing this vintage rides used for what...

I love seeing this vintage rides used for what they were built to do!
03-24-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By Warbird21

Update: Bike: Salsa Warbird I have 50 miles...

Update:
Bike: Salsa Warbird
I have 50 miles on the new bar and stem combination - its proven to be a perfect combination.
Stem: Redshift Shockstop 90 mm/6 deg rise
(replaced a Salsa 100 mm/25...
03-20-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By Warbird21

I rode with my Varia for most of 2021 and loved...

I rode with my Varia for most of 2021 and loved it. I let the battery run down once - it left me feeling quite vulnerable - you get used to it real fast! (and I still have a bar-end mirror)

Back...
03-20-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By Warbird21

I don't have an issue hearing my alerts (multiple...

I don't have an issue hearing my alerts (multiple beeps).
03-11-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By Warbird21

Bar Update Question (Width & Tape)

I'm considering the Surly Truck Stop bar for my Salsa Warbird. My current bar, a Salsa Cowbell 3 has a 44 cm width.
The Truck Stop bar comes in 42 or 45 cm widths.
A 45 cm bar would be fine I'm...
03-11-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 28,189
Posted By Warbird21

Citizen sells a "Ray Mears Protough" line in the...

Citizen sells a "Ray Mears Protough" line in the UK. Smaller size, 300m, sapphire crystal, Eco-Drive power. We don't see many here in the US. I picked up a great example on the WatchUSeek forum. ...
03-10-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By Warbird21

Did anyone here ever try out the Redshift...

Did anyone here ever try out the Redshift Kitchensink bars?
02-28-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Warbird21

I totally get that!

I totally get that!
02-26-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Warbird21

Now you are enabling me!

Now you are enabling me!
02-26-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Warbird21

The only problem with older Snap-On or other...

The only problem with older Snap-On or other tools, is the measurement numbers can be hard to read. I need reading glasses to use that one.
02-26-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Warbird21

I'm a tool junkie....no other reason. I...

I'm a tool junkie....no other reason.
I appreciate the input!
02-26-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Warbird21

Park Torque Tool - Which one?

I have an old, but great, Snap-on 1/4" drive torque wrench.
The Park T-Handle torque tool looks handy - do I need one?

If "Yes" - Which one???

My seat post is the only Carbon piece currently...
02-21-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By Warbird21

Outside! For the first time since early...

Outside! For the first time since early December. We've been out of town, the one or two times temps have been above 45 degrees, so I've been in the basement on the trainer/Zwift.
Today, in...
02-11-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By Warbird21

Caswell is my choice for buffing supplies. They...

Caswell is my choice for buffing supplies. They also have a free tech booklet that is pretty good.
I have a 1/2 HP Craftsman metal polishing setup (dual pads, long arbors). ...
02-11-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By Warbird21

Randyjawa explains the process well - polishing...

Randyjawa explains the process well - polishing is removing surface irregularities (ie scratches, casting marks, etc.). The more you remove, the better the shine.
02-07-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 28,189
Posted By Warbird21

Sold the Wobrook - a real decent quartz watch,...

Sold the Wobrook - a real decent quartz watch, but I didn't realize it didn't have a screw-down crown. (we have a pool, I'm constantly in/out during warm weather, I would have hated to ruin it).
...
01-30-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 28,189
Posted By Warbird21

I needed a beater Quartz, this Wolbrook Skindiver...

I needed a beater Quartz, this Wolbrook Skindiver World Timer came up, inexpensive via Ebay. Neil Armstrong wore one when he flew the X-15. I'll use mine for yard, and garage work...

...
01-24-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,793
Posted By Warbird21

I've yet to find the chat function!

I've yet to find the chat function!
01-23-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,793
Posted By Warbird21

I'm 30 days into a subscription and so far, enjoy...

I'm 30 days into a subscription and so far, enjoy it for keeping fit in winter. Here in Maryland, for me, it needs to be above 45 degrees to ride outside and in Jan/Feb, we just don't get that many...
01-18-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Warbird21

Bingo - that fixed it! I had "Gaming" and "Game...

Bingo - that fixed it! I had "Gaming" and "Game Bar" both enabled. I wonder if during install, they were turned on.
I don't game, so they were turned off - Zwift started without issue.
Thanks,...
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