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Forum: Touring
02-06-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,925
Posted By Jawbone

I'd love to learn more about ditch camping. The...

I'd love to learn more about ditch camping. The idea of just heading out somewhere, finding a spot at the side of the road and crashing for the night is very appealing. But I worry about, well,...
Replies: 40
Views: 4,247
Posted By Jawbone

1078 km in August. Not sure I'll hit the mark...

1078 km in August. Not sure I'll hit the mark this month but if I don't, it will be close!
Replies: 40
Views: 4,247
Posted By Jawbone

I logged 1002 km in July. Took me a while to...

I logged 1002 km in July. Took me a while to build up to that having been off the bike for a couple of years with health issues.469640
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By Jawbone

Etrex 20 wi app?

I'm looking at the etrex 20 for my
08-05-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,062
Posted By Jawbone

I used mapmyride for the first time the other day...

I used mapmyride for the first time the other day with my iPhone… mapped a one hour ride around town and was shocked at the data usage from this app. Does anyone else have this problem?
08-05-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By Jawbone

Wow, thanks folks! I was hoping there was a...

Wow, thanks folks! I was hoping there was a solution other than replacing chainring and sprockets etc. I experimented a bit on my ride this evening and I do think it's a combination of minute...
08-04-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By Jawbone

gears keep skipping…help?

I have an A. Homer Hilson bike from Rivendell with 3 x 7 gears.

The problem is that every once in a while my gears will skip. This happens frequently when I'm climbing but also at other random...
Replies: 134
Views: 86,509
Posted By Jawbone

This is so freakin' awesome!

This is so freakin' awesome!
Replies: 49
Views: 21,104
Posted By Jawbone

Since developing neuropathy in my feet a few...

Since developing neuropathy in my feet a few years ago after chemotherapy, I have a really hard time getting my feet comfortable. Using platform pedals for my commute and long FLAT distances work...
Replies: 90
Views: 5,121
Posted By Jawbone

Wow, this is great and just what I need to gear...

Wow, this is great and just what I need to gear up for the spring season. I've been off the bike a couple of months but will begin training again and look forward to a March century. Will post when...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By Jawbone

I love my Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen. Most comfy...

I love my Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen. Most comfy bike I have ever ridden.
04-25-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Jawbone

As it turns out, it was the pedal that needed...

As it turns out, it was the pedal that needed tightening. Problem solved. Thanks everyone!
04-25-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Jawbone

I tried tightening up the crank arm. The creaky...

I tried tightening up the crank arm. The creaky noise is still there. Rivendell suggested I next swap in my old pedals to see whether that's the problem. If not, I'll take it to the lbs and have them...
04-25-08, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Jawbone

noise from BB?

Just purchased a new Rivendell. Great bike, but I noticed yesterday while I was riding, a knocking sound coming from the left side (from my perspective while riding) every time I pedal. It wasn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-08, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,994
Posted By Jawbone

Great suggestions, thanks a bunch!

Great suggestions, thanks a bunch!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-13-08, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,994
Posted By Jawbone

Folding bike for a Clydesdale?

I'd love to travel with a folding bike. Problem is, I'm 6'4", 250lbs and I worry about crushing some of those smaller wheels :eek:

Any recommendations for a folding bike that I could look into?...
04-13-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Jawbone

I like to ride brevets and such at my own...

I like to ride brevets and such at my own reasonable pace. Don't like to race, not interested in how many ounces a particular part weighs, or trying to show off. Could give a rat's ***** about...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,681
Posted By Jawbone

Where did you pick up your lone peak?

Where did you pick up your lone peak?
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Jawbone

This is great and very helpful. I did replace my...

This is great and very helpful. I did replace my old saddle with a new Brooks during the winter, while on the trainer in the basement. Since this was the only change to the bike, I'm wondering if...
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Jawbone

Oh, forgot to mention, this is the first time...

Oh, forgot to mention, this is the first time I've had knee pain on my bike in the past 5 years, so it is not fit, saddle height, etc.
thansk!
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Jawbone

Patella Tendinitis

Went on a 140km ride today and about a quarter into it, my left knee became really painful. :eek: I think I tweaked it on the trainer in the winter and aggravated it commuting. I took the rest of the...
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Jawbone

I echo Paul L. I got rid of my laces and loosened...

I echo Paul L. I got rid of my laces and loosened up the velcro straps for my spd shoes. I also moved the cleat as far back toward my arch as possible. Both helped a lot.
03-29-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,337
Posted By Jawbone

I like both most of the time. Agree with schnee...

I like both most of the time. Agree with schnee that when you're pulling into a headwind, the small, skinny folks behind LOVE you and don't really seem to care whether you're going a bit slower than...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,841
Posted By Jawbone

Spokenword... excellent suggestions. I find that...

Spokenword... excellent suggestions. I find that it takes several km until I fall into a good rhythm anyway. I think I'd be better off starting slowly, warming up nicely, then finding my good pace...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,841
Posted By Jawbone

I'm just starting on brevets this year too and I...

I'm just starting on brevets this year too and I think one of the hardest things for me to do is to ride my own pace. It's easy to fall into that "gotta keep up, gotta keep up" mode and then the ride...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,166
Posted By Jawbone

SharpT and mplee, thanks, but I'm really...

SharpT and mplee, thanks, but I'm really interested in hearing from those who have decided not to be clipped in and what experiences they have on long rides and on hills.
Replies: 27
Views: 2,166
Posted By Jawbone

I think I might try this half-clipped in thing on...

I think I might try this half-clipped in thing on my commutes. My right foot is the one that I normally have trouble with, so I could put a step on pedal there and clip in on the left. The thing that...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,166
Posted By Jawbone

Pedals: free riding up big long hills

I'm curious to know if any randonneurs ride with step on pedals... no clips, no cages. If so, can you share what its like riding long, hilly tours?

I've been riding "free" this winter on my...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By Jawbone

Can you share what your gearing is? thanks!

Can you share what your gearing is?
thanks!
03-18-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,129
Posted By Jawbone

I'd love to ride the London-Edinburgh-London...

I'd love to ride the London-Edinburgh-London route.

There's also a great, hilly ride where I go camping. I could make it into about a 300km ride and I'd want to do it in the fall when the leaves...
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By Jawbone

I commute for training rides. I also get up...

I commute for training rides. I also get up really early in the morning for longer rides so that I'm back by 9:00 in the morning.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By Jawbone

You could always ask Grant at Rivendell about the...

You could always ask Grant at Rivendell about the bike and whether this particular one might be the right size for you. grant@rivbike.com

As far as I know, Grant designed the Redwood. He'll ask...
02-24-08, 05:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By Jawbone

I've had my Brooks B.17 for a week now. After...

I've had my Brooks B.17 for a week now. After 100km on the trainer, it feels really good on the ole butt. Waaaay better than anything I've ridden on before.
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Jawbone

contact lenses, glasses on long brevets

I usually wear glasses, but when I go riding for a day, I wear contact lenses. But I'm looking for what others wear on long brevets eg 600k + where you're riding day and night.

I don't like to...
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Jawbone

Velo Orange?

Anyone have a velo-orange bike?

http://www.velo-orange.com/index.html

I've read the reviews on their website but wonder if anyone in the forum has tried / owned one.
01-31-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,622
Posted By Jawbone

Got it working. I found the manual for it,...

Got it working.

I found the manual for it, replaced the battery, and performed the "all clear" reset. The unit came to life. All good.
01-29-08, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,622
Posted By Jawbone

Thanks, I tried both cleaning the contacts and...

Thanks,
I tried both cleaning the contacts and shorting them but to no avail. Will keep fiddling for a while longer but maybe it's time to invest in another computer.:(
01-28-08, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By Jawbone

I have size 48 shoes and found a pair of booties...

I have size 48 shoes and found a pair of booties at Mountain Equipment Coop (www.mec.ca) that are even a bit loose on my shoes. They could work.
01-28-08, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 397,764
Posted By Jawbone

I have a Giant Farrago with "Clydesdale-friendly"...

I have a Giant Farrago with "Clydesdale-friendly" indestructible rims that my local lbs put together for me. ARC lithium headlight and rechargeable 9v geek strobe light off the back. This is my year...
01-28-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,454
Posted By Jawbone

cateye tomo xc battery replacement

My tomo XC CC-ST200 battery failed some time ago. It takes a CR1620/1616 3V lithium battery. So off I go to the store and pick up a Duracell 1616 and a Duracell 1620.

I put one of the batteries in...
01-28-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,622
Posted By Jawbone

Cateye tomo xc battery replacement

My tomo XC CC-ST200 battery failed some time ago. It takes a CR1620/1616 3V lithium battery. So off I go to the store and pick up a Duracell 1616 and a Duracell 1620.

I put one of the batteries in...
01-25-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By Jawbone

I just picked up the Tecx Sartori trainer. It is...

I just picked up the Tecx Sartori trainer. It is super stable. I'm 6'5" and 270lbs, and it keeps me riding smooooth while I work my way back into game shape. The only drawback is the numbskull...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-06, 12:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,212
Posted By Jawbone

What a great idea! I'm 3/6 so far this month, but...

What a great idea! I'm 3/6 so far this month, but now that I know about the challenge, I'll work on not missing any more commutes.
04-11-06, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,035
Posted By Jawbone

I had a similar thing happen on one of my bikes...

I had a similar thing happen on one of my bikes with a 700X32 tire. I was changing the winter nokian tires for my slicks and the tube snuck out between the rim and the tire. Luckily I was close to...
04-06-06, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By Jawbone

Shimano IG60 and replacement chain question

The IG60 7 speed cassette on my all-purpose commuter bike was damaged during the winter riding. Two teeth on one of the cogs broke off. I plan to replace it with a new IG60, but I'm wondering about...
03-19-06, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 306,429
Posted By Jawbone

On January 14, 2006, my weight was an all-time...

On January 14, 2006, my weight was an all-time high 275.

This morning, March 19, 2006, my weight is down to 240.

My target weight is 205 to get to a bmi of 24. I haven't set a target date for...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-06, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,592
Posted By Jawbone

Here's my all-weather commuter, a re-built Giant...

Here's my all-weather commuter, a re-built Giant Farrago. All new parts except for the handlebars (I'll change those in the spring). Geek like on the front; strobe light on the back. Studded nokians...
01-28-06, 09:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,660
Posted By Jawbone

my nokians really slow me down until I get used...

my nokians really slow me down until I get used to them. Resistance training is right. But, way better than riding the bus to work, that's for sure.
12-03-04, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By Jawbone

that I'll slip off. Any suggestions? Thanks...

that I'll slip off. Any suggestions? Thanks everyone.
08-18-04, 11:00 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 17,932
Posted By Jawbone

92 - you don't have to worry about bugs flying in...

92 - you don't have to worry about bugs flying in your mouth as you ride.
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