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09-24-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 71
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Posted By 400E

A brand of helmet-mounted mirror I haven't seen...

A brand of helmet-mounted mirror I haven't seen discussed is from Monkey Mirrors. That's what I've been using the last couple years. Very tough and stays put.

I wouldn't feel comfortable riding...
09-05-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,241
Posted By 400E

I do the same, except for using Park chain lube....

I do the same, except for using Park chain lube. I read about this method a few years back from a long-time bicycle mechanic as a minimalist method for chain maintenance. The main thing is to start...
07-24-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By 400E

Another consideration is a noseless saddle. I had...

Another consideration is a noseless saddle. I had numbness problems with my old Brooks saddle and many others until I found the "Spongy Wonder." Made in Canada. Very robust and very comfortable.
07-21-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 866
Posted By 400E

Similarly, I get 3M safety sunglasses or clear...

Similarly, I get 3M safety sunglasses or clear safety glasses from a hardware store. Cheap, good impact resistance, and UV protection.
07-09-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By 400E

I used to really like Brooks saddles, but as I...

I used to really like Brooks saddles, but as I got older they didn't work well for me. Numbness, shall we say.

Switched to a Spongy Wonder about 5 years ago and have not had a problem since. Very...
07-02-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By 400E

Another vote for Cygolite. I have a Metro with...

Another vote for Cygolite. I have a Metro with the optional helmet mount. I highly recommend it. Very bright, holds a charge, and the helmet mount lets you send the beam exactly where you are looking.
06-22-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By 400E

You and I are "Clydesdales" -- not an insult but...

You and I are "Clydesdales" -- not an insult but an accepted term to describe the over-200 lb cyclist. There is actually a Clydesdale forum on this site and may be worth checking out.

I am 6'8",...
06-16-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By 400E

Sorry, have to disagree with comment about helmet...

Sorry, have to disagree with comment about helmet being optional. While conventional bike helmets don't prevent concussions, they can prevent skull fractures. That's a pretty good benefit. Give me...
06-10-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By 400E

Compared to many, I think I'm a real minimalist...

Compared to many, I think I'm a real minimalist when it comes to these things. I pump up my tires maybe every 2 weeks, clean/lube the chain once a month, and no longer own any "kits". I just wear...
05-31-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,179
Posted By 400E

Interesting! Great tip.

Interesting! Great tip.
05-31-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,179
Posted By 400E

Great advice! Thanks!

Great advice! Thanks!
05-31-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,179
Posted By 400E

But didn't Dorothy click her heels together?

But didn't Dorothy click her heels together?
05-27-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,179
Posted By 400E

To follow up, I put on a pair of Shimano...

To follow up, I put on a pair of Shimano multi-directional release cleats over the weekend and went out for a ride last night. Made a huge difference -- much easier release.

Thanks to all who...
05-23-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,179
Posted By 400E

Great tips on looking at the shoes! I have...

Great tips on looking at the shoes! I have Shimano shoes and the cleats are set in to a well in the shoe that makes them flush or maybe a little below flush with the sole.

Time to add some washers...
05-22-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,179
Posted By 400E

Several votes on looking at shoes-- will take a...

Several votes on looking at shoes-- will take a look at that possibility -- thanks -- wouldn't have thought of that--
05-22-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,179
Posted By 400E

I checked and I'm subscribed to this thread, and...

I checked and I'm subscribed to this thread, and no email notices came through -- none in junk folder either. Wonder if the site is having a problem with notifying people about new replies?
05-22-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,179
Posted By 400E

Hello -- OP here -- Didn't mean to be MIA but...

Hello -- OP here --
Didn't mean to be MIA but work and lack of automated notices of your replies conspired against me. Thanks to everyone who responded.

Updates: I'm using Shimano SPD M540 pedals...
05-21-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,179
Posted By 400E

Difficult release from SPD pedals

I've been using Shimano SPD pedals for about a year. I have the springs set to the loosest tension settings but it still seems hard to release my feet. I haven't fallen off for a while but always...
11-13-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,192
Posted By 400E

Someone mentioned getting shatterproof lenses. I...

Someone mentioned getting shatterproof lenses. I bought some 3M safety sunglasses at a big box store and they actually look like (from a distance, anyway!) dedicated bicycling sunglasses.
09-19-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,904
Posted By 400E

:lol:

:lol:
09-19-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,904
Posted By 400E

Say something to hands-off cyclist?

So my current pet peeve when on my MUP is the occasional rider, usually a male teenager, riding towards me whom I notice as he passes that he's riding hands-off. I reflexively yell something like...
09-14-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,269
Posted By 400E

In addition to the advice you've already got...

In addition to the advice you've already got above about getting another bike fit done, if you are still thinking about a different saddle, I'd suggest checking out the Spongy Wonder. I got one...
09-04-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By 400E

I bought my Spongy Wonder saddle when I was...

I bought my Spongy Wonder saddle when I was closing in on 300 lbs (lower now, fortunately).

It's very robustly made. My favorite saddle of all time.
08-06-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By 400E

Give that poster a cigar! I put a Sharpie mark...

Give that poster a cigar!
I put a Sharpie mark on the top of both adjusting wheels prior to my standard 10 mile ride tonight. Sure enough, the small outboard wheel is now 90 degrees clockwise from...
08-06-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By 400E

Good thoughts. I have wondered about the...

Good thoughts. I have wondered about the adjusting wheels turning on their own somehow.
The brake lever seems to spring back normally, but the free play before the brake engages gets less (as if I...
08-05-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By 400E

Over the weekend I ended up getting a brand new...

Over the weekend I ended up getting a brand new set of Avid organic pads -- I wanted organic anyway and thought a new set of pads might do the trick. Did fine yesterday but today the brakes gradually...
08-01-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By 400E

Well, the sintered metal pads seem to lose their...

Well, the sintered metal pads seem to lose their friction (i.e. seemed contaminated) so took them out over the weekend, cleaned them with auto brake cleaner spray, and put them back and realigned the...
07-20-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 31,196
Posted By 400E

Great info here. I was glad to see someone bring...

Great info here. I was glad to see someone bring up the Toto Washlet idea. A DIY plumbing forum I watch talks a lot about them, and even skeptics will say that once you use one, you never want to go...
07-20-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By 400E

Does not seem to be slipping. Cable looks fine,...

Does not seem to be slipping. Cable looks fine, anchor bolt tight. No barrel adjuster.

Re-centered wheel in the dropouts, made sure all bolts are tight. I readjusted (i.e. loosened) the 2...
07-18-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,908
Posted By 400E

I used to be sold on Brooks B17 but over the last...

I used to be sold on Brooks B17 but over the last 10 years or so I became intolerant of it and many other saddles.

I finally found the "Spongy Wonder" which has 2 very firm pads and no nose....
07-18-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By 400E

Thanks -- great things to check out. Today for...

Thanks -- great things to check out. Today for whatever reason the symptom didn't show up -- brake lever travel exactly as I left it yesterday. I will check out these ideas this weekend.
07-17-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By 400E

Self-adjusting BB7 rear brake

Hello,
I have Avid BB7 disc brakes on my Surly Disc Trucker. About a year ago I replaced the stock rear pads with genuine Avid sintered metal pads. I'm generally satisfied with them.

A couple...
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