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06-14-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,945
Posted By JayKay3000

Longer rides build endurance. Short fast rides or...

Longer rides build endurance. Short fast rides or HIT can help burn calories quicker. You may need to do other exorcises to achieve overall body fitness.
05-22-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,589
Posted By JayKay3000

Still on a triple over here. I would guess that's...

Still on a triple over here. I would guess that's been obsolete for a while. I guess I didn't notice as I casually wind up that next big hill carrying loads of gear and hardly breaking a sweat. Can't...
04-25-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,802
Posted By JayKay3000

:trainwreck:

:trainwreck:
04-20-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,609
Posted By JayKay3000

Found both the wheel sets you listed on the...

Found both the wheel sets you listed on the internet so unless I couldn't find them anywhere at all. Also worth contacting your bike shop or favorite supplier to find out when they next have stock.
Forum: Commuting
04-11-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By JayKay3000

I found this channel a few months ago. I was...

I found this channel a few months ago. I was surprised his videos got so few views as he covered some pretty useful topics that new cyclists would find interesting.
04-09-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,162
Posted By JayKay3000

Tires are as much a personal choice for the roads...

Tires are as much a personal choice for the roads you ride than what internet experts claim to be the truth. There are lots of options, try a few and see what works for you or just keep riding what...
04-07-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,396
Posted By JayKay3000

After watching the video I don't want a dutch...

After watching the video I don't want a dutch bike, I want their cycling infrastructure in more cities.
03-25-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By JayKay3000

Glad your outside, but I think that people like...

Glad your outside, but I think that people like yourself shouldn't limit riding to only when it's nice. Cycling in windy conditions, rain and the cold present their own types of challenges and at...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,728
Posted By JayKay3000

It's illegal here because all land is technically...

It's illegal here because all land is technically privately owned, but people do do it, but you don't know they're doing it, because they don't leave any trace. You only hear about the wild campers...
03-14-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,695
Posted By JayKay3000

If you're putting too much salt in that homemade...

If you're putting too much salt in that homemade drink you could be inadvertently causing your body to get rid of more water and accidentally causing yourself dehydration.
03-14-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,537
Posted By JayKay3000

As long as you're not putting your inside pedal...

As long as you're not putting your inside pedal down in a turn or hitting the brakes hard mid corner then with a good tire you have a lot more grip than you think especially on dry roads. You might...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,847
Posted By JayKay3000

IMO, won't do any harm to try a heavier duty tire...

IMO, won't do any harm to try a heavier duty tire with thicker sidewall and puncture protection. You'll loose a bit of speed and gain a bit of weight. Also Check what the minimum ideal pressure...
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By JayKay3000

I was doing a loaded test ride and found a nice...

I was doing a loaded test ride and found a nice canal cycle path on the digital map. Like the previous post there were stairs not shown. I had to take the bags off and being pre pandemic a couple of...
03-06-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,006
Posted By JayKay3000

Count your miles, don't count your miles it makes...

Count your miles, don't count your miles it makes no difference if you're out there riding and enjoying yourself, using the bike for chores, getting your personal weight goals or just smashing down...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By JayKay3000

:wtf:

:wtf:
03-03-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By JayKay3000

It's not worth $600, that's pretty much the new...

It's not worth $600, that's pretty much the new price and bicycles are no different to cars covid or no covid - They loose money when they leave the showroom floor & it's not even the current year...
02-26-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,993
Posted By JayKay3000

Brand new maybe, but if you have the patience you...

Brand new maybe, but if you have the patience you can find quality used bikes at reasonable prices. Better to buy a quality second hand bike than a rubbish new bike.
02-24-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,199
Posted By JayKay3000

But hitting the ground does :)

But hitting the ground does :)
02-21-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,852
Posted By JayKay3000

More people on bikes, less car use = Good

More people on bikes, less car use = Good
02-21-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,765
Posted By JayKay3000

I actually like a bit of patina on the items I...

I actually like a bit of patina on the items I own as it shows I've actually used them. Every ding or scratch has its own little story. While I try and care for my items so they can keep doing their...
02-20-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By JayKay3000

Frame size and bike fit is number one. If the...

Frame size and bike fit is number one. If the bike don't fit right it doesn't matter how good or bad the components are.
02-20-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,170
Posted By JayKay3000

Stealing bikes is currently far too easy to do...

Stealing bikes is currently far too easy to do and to get away with.
02-20-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,275
Posted By JayKay3000

Stem captain has some interesting ideas with...

Stem captain has some interesting ideas with clocks and such fitting in place of the stemcap.

Available in their arsenal of products are a clock, thermometer, bottle opener, picture frame and...
09-15-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,584
Posted By JayKay3000

From your pictures it looks like you've not...

From your pictures it looks like you've not greased where the race goes which will make it more difficult.

You'll need some pvc pipe that can sit on the race and long enough so it fits over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,092
Posted By JayKay3000

Funny that I'm often adding weight for my...

Funny that I'm often adding weight for my training rides. I am the engine and weight is just a number to be crushed by better fitness
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,312
Posted By JayKay3000

Give yourself time. The physical and mental scars...

Give yourself time. The physical and mental scars will gradually fade as you slowly rebuild your confidence on hills. In 3 to 4 months you'll be back to normal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,536
Posted By JayKay3000

If you can afford it and want it, buy it. Life is...

If you can afford it and want it, buy it. Life is too short to wonder 'what if'.

Bike is just a tool of sorts. We may love our bikes for the joy they give us, the places they allow us to go and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,319
Posted By JayKay3000

Bikes should come with decent paint jobs...

Bikes should come with decent paint jobs especially if you're going to spend a lot of your money on a bike. IMO - If it doesn't look good, it matters not how good the components are because chances...
08-15-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By JayKay3000

You have something like the following categories...

You have something like the following categories these days:

Rigid Mountain Bike. Good for offroad and road depending on tires fitted, mtb gearing.
Hard Tail with front suspension, fit more road...
08-15-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,395
Posted By JayKay3000

Don't forget to wear your leathers. Don't want...

Don't forget to wear your leathers. Don't want that road rash when you fall at 30mph.
08-15-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By JayKay3000

There a guy on youtube called Ed Pratt - He...

There a guy on youtube called Ed Pratt - He cycled a unicycle around the world. Might be worth asking him too.

I would guess like everything it just takes practice and perseverance and I doubt...
08-01-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,273
Posted By JayKay3000

If you have the space then why not. I'm not into...

If you have the space then why not. I'm not into collecting, but if you are really into the hobby you need at least 2 which is your mountain bike and road bike. You could easily make it 3 by having...
08-01-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,817
Posted By JayKay3000

Hard to tell. There are more bikes out I'd guess....

Hard to tell. There are more bikes out I'd guess. Some people are able to get in a run or cycle ride before they start work as they don't need to spend time commuting to work.

It's nice weather...
07-19-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,122
Posted By JayKay3000

Ride tires with liners. It can be worth...

Ride tires with liners. It can be worth sacrificing a bit of rolling resistance to know there is a lot less chance of a puncture.

Punctures in sunny weather is OK, but if it's raining really hard...
07-09-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By JayKay3000

You can buy a general wheel for fairly cheap....

You can buy a general wheel for fairly cheap. Thieves know general brand names like shimano so ideally take the branding off the wheels so they look more generic. You could own a nicer, more...
07-09-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By JayKay3000

What fashion statement would that be? That the...

What fashion statement would that be? That the person is pretending to be a former world champion? People can pretend to be whatever they want, but it doesn't make it right.
07-03-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,442
Posted By JayKay3000

How can you predict? Prices may be even higher...

How can you predict? Prices may be even higher next year if there is a nock on from supply lines and base materials being more expensive forcing manufacturers to pass on the costs to end users. Sure,...
06-30-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,490
Posted By JayKay3000

A helmet is like a bicycle lock. You hope its...

A helmet is like a bicycle lock. You hope its never going to be called upon to do it's job, but you buy the best you can afford so when the times comes there is more chance that things will turn out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,692
Posted By JayKay3000

Thinking that when a bolt is cross-threaded on a...

Thinking that when a bolt is cross-threaded on a brand new fork that just one more turn and it will even out - Turns out it broke off and between me and the lbs we couldn't get it out.

Although I...
06-27-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
Posted By JayKay3000

A bell is an essential. I know they can seem a...

A bell is an essential. I know they can seem a bit dorky, but if you ever plan to use the multi use paths, while shouting is often required for some. A simple few tings with your bell will alert most...
06-27-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,461
Posted By JayKay3000

The obvious answer is that you can make bicycles...

The obvious answer is that you can make bicycles lighter and road cyclists are always on the quest for lighter bikes. It also makes trail bikes lighter which means less effort pedaling a heavy bike...
06-24-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,758
Posted By JayKay3000

Bleaching of the paint, etchings from unattended...

Bleaching of the paint, etchings from unattended bird droppings, not leaving it on the roof in really high winds.
06-16-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,730
Posted By JayKay3000

I can't be the only one who read the title as...

I can't be the only one who read the title as 'Bike commuters are worthless. Change My Mind'
06-09-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By JayKay3000

I'd get a rigid fork, but it depends on the type...

I'd get a rigid fork, but it depends on the type of riding or surface you plan to ride on. It doesn't sound like you plan to hit the local singletrack or rock gardens. I've had friends ride suntour...
06-06-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,212
Posted By JayKay3000

We have these signs that light up if you're going...

We have these signs that light up if you're going over the speed limit. I'm always trying them to get them to light up when I'm on the bike. I expect a tail wind and a draft from a truck I could do...
06-06-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,434
Posted By JayKay3000

Not sure if this is a joke, but I think I'm going...

Not sure if this is a joke, but I think I'm going to use this idea as a backup for the people who don't hear the bell.
05-30-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,006
Posted By JayKay3000

I try and wave to / thank drivers who respect me...

I try and wave to / thank drivers who respect me and quietly ignore those who don't. I'm not riding for their amusement and I'm not going to let them provoke me into making a scene.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By JayKay3000

Full Fenders - For the rain or wet roads & they...

Full Fenders - For the rain or wet roads & they may fit your better bike.
Rack and panniers - To carry a small amount of 'stuff' - also good for stowing a coat or extra food for longer rides.
Set...
05-24-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By JayKay3000

Should be fine, just get a lot of lube, some pvc...

Should be fine, just get a lot of lube, some pvc pipe with a similar diameter and a rubber mallet and give it a couple of love taps. Lube is mainly to stop it welding itself to the fork if water gets...
05-23-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,584
Posted By JayKay3000

Humm - Ebikes have electricity... you saw the...

Humm - Ebikes have electricity... you saw the idea here first - Tire inflation systems for ebikes with the pump run from the bikes battery.
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