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03-01-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,992
Posted By PaulRivers

What 5-10 shoes + pedals with pedal pins get you...

What 5-10 shoes + pedals with pedal pins get you is that your foot stays solidly attached to the pedal as long as there's any weight on it. My first pair of 5-10's was actually to much you couldn't...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By PaulRivers

Yes, my (cotton) jeans will wear out right where...

Yes, my (cotton) jeans will wear out right where they rub the saddle in 3 months of biking, whereas my (synthetic) bike shorts or workout shorts last years and years without any sign of wear where...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,963
Posted By PaulRivers

1 person: hmm, should have bought a car my bike...

1 person: hmm, should have bought a car my bike would fit into
1 person in hatchback: ah, my bike fits inside the car.
2 people in hatchback: shoot, now I need a rack again.
2 people in suv: ah,...
01-13-22, 02:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,628
Posted By PaulRivers

Bit of a side topic, but I had a rear light that...

Bit of a side topic, but I had a rear light that did this once, I fixed it by superglueing it to it's mount.
Batteries could be removed without taking the light off the bike.
If you needed to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 02:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,963
Posted By PaulRivers

It looks like it's possible to get a less-obvious...

It looks like it's possible to get a less-obvious hitch made of stainless materials, but at $600, it's certainly pricy:
https://stealthhitches.com/products/audi-hitch-shr30009

I saw a "hold by...
11-05-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By PaulRivers

https://i.imgur.com/x9YJ7eV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/x9YJ7eV.jpg
11-04-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By PaulRivers

Real life picture of the pro-double crowd here...

Real life picture of the pro-double crowd here seeing a triple...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0731/0945/files/meangirls.jpg?v=1538661435

:D It's purely fashion. Doubles have no benefits...
11-04-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By PaulRivers

Yeah, but everyone was totally fine with it. :D ...

Yeah, but everyone was totally fine with it. :D
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/713J+F0J5uL._AC_SL1002_.jpg
11-03-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By PaulRivers

I remember someone saying there was little point...

I remember someone saying there was little point in reading past the 1st page of a thread if what you wanted was info rather than argument.

They kinda had a point...some people just like fightin'...
11-01-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By PaulRivers

You can replace the front rings with whatever...

You can replace the front rings with whatever size you want. "stronger" isn't a factor.

What I can't do is get the same gear range in the middle ring on a double that I could on a triple, without...
06-21-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,304
Posted By PaulRivers

If you're carrying a quick link tool that is a...

If you're carrying a quick link tool that is a chain tool.
05-21-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,859
Posted By PaulRivers

It's a problem with the physical equipment on the...

It's a problem with the physical equipment on the bike itself....I don't know the details but I remember getting it fixed as well...think it had some to do with the hub / freewheel / pawls. It...
04-24-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,453
Posted By PaulRivers

I chuckled a bit as this is what you'd need to...

I chuckled a bit as this is what you'd need to cover all the things that could break...
https://i.imgur.com/WehkIqx.jpg

Dynamo lights - in my experience - are as reliable as the other things I...
04-11-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,453
Posted By PaulRivers

My concern with mounting location is avoiding...

My concern with mounting location is avoiding putting the wire anywhere it might suffer wear.

Downtube, bottom: this is where my front tire kicks all the road grit onto. Worst spot, in my opinion....
04-08-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,894
Posted By PaulRivers

It's an interesting thought...I'm sure if there...

It's an interesting thought...I'm sure if there was a bunch of money to be made with it someone would come up with a way to raise or lower the ckeat on a mountain bike shoe to avoid clicking against...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,536
Posted By PaulRivers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HGMIbA0L1A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HGMIbA0L1A
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,713
Posted By PaulRivers

Like others mentioned with that many flats are...

Like others mentioned with that many flats are you reinflating the flatted tire and checking where thr flat occurred? I'd be suspicious it's not coming from the road.

Possible causes:
- Something...
02-17-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,832
Posted By PaulRivers

That is...really...not true...it is very possible...

That is...really...not true...it is very possible to make/use low quality metal and have a frame that's both heavy and unreliable.
12-06-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,864
Posted By PaulRivers

Also living in Mn, my experience with 2" tires...

Also living in Mn, my experience with 2" tires was pretty bad. They float around on top of the snow enough that traction is a problem (compared to skinnier versions). But they aren't wide enough or...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,965
Posted By PaulRivers

In my experience... 700x35c - fastest tire...

In my experience...

700x35c - fastest tire for commutting through ice and snow, will slice through light snowfall to grip the road. But it doesn't handle ice and ruts, or a mix of new and old...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,818
Posted By PaulRivers

Sounds like you used to ride with a group who's...

Sounds like you used to ride with a group who's lunch would be about the size you'd fit into a bag like that.

When I was trying to bike commute to work while carrying a change of clothes back and...
08-30-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,606
Posted By PaulRivers

Classic "is correlation causation" problem... ...

Classic "is correlation causation" problem...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawa_diet

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Some people believe it's the diet...but living on islands it could be genetic...or...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,022
Posted By PaulRivers

Fenders help in keeping the sand, salt, and grit...

Fenders help in keeping the sand, salt, and grit from getting kicked up onto the chain.

But honestly short of replacing the whole bike the best solution is usually to go with a reliable cheaper...
08-20-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By PaulRivers

Based and experience both biking in the rain and...

Based and experience both biking in the rain and winter cycling you're definitely on the right track.

Outer layer - waterproof breathable, like goretex or event fabric
Inner layer (next to skin)...
04-06-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,292
Posted By PaulRivers

I also switched away from clipless completely....

I also switched away from clipless completely. Five Ten flat bike shoes use a special grippy rubber compound that really grabs on metal pins, DMR Vault Pedals are large slightly curved and the most...
03-02-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,764
Posted By PaulRivers

That's what everyone wants...no one is trying to...

That's what everyone wants...no one is trying to say it's a bad thing to want...we're saying everyone has tried to find it over and over and no one's found the unicorn.

Todays tires are actually...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,513
Posted By PaulRivers

Yeah, there's a whole myth about clipless being...

Yeah, there's a whole myth about clipless being more efficient or faster. People see the attachment to the pedal and naturally think "must increase efficiency". But you can search youtube for...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,513
Posted By PaulRivers

I don't think that's accurate that bike...

I don't think that's accurate that bike messengers use straps nowadays.

They're the worst of everything...
- worse to get your foot out in an emergency than flats or clipless
- getting back in...
05-05-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,844
Posted By PaulRivers

I feel the same way that removing the triple...

I feel the same way that removing the triple sucked.
- Bike companies wanted to change things to give the appearance of progress and the need to buy new stuff.
- Low end triples were poorly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,068
Posted By PaulRivers

The problem with all the "are MUPS dangerous"...

The problem with all the "are MUPS dangerous" topics is that MUPs vary greatly in terms of traffic, size, and division between pedestrians and bikers.

Some mups are heavily trafficked, only about...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,441
Posted By PaulRivers

I'd literally be copying and pasting my previous...

I'd literally be copying and pasting my previous post. Like I said, if your priority is convenience than they're far less convenient than flats. If you don't don't care about convenience and care...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,441
Posted By PaulRivers

Yeah. There's 2 popular choices... 1....

Yeah.

There's 2 popular choices...
1. Clipless pedals + shoes
2. Flat pedals with pins + flat shoes with grippy rubber (five tens are the most common)

Toeclips have drawbacks worse than the...
07-09-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,318
Posted By PaulRivers

This comes up every month or so. Fyi, they've...

This comes up every month or so. Fyi, they've done studies on pro bikers. They concluded that pro bikers didn't really pull up, and on the flat clipless provided no additional power. However, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,953
Posted By PaulRivers

All of the "r" numbers are made up to show the...

All of the "r" numbers are made up to show the difference between the higher priced and lower priced stuff. Which is fine, but it's not based on any "real" characteristic of the bike. For example,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By PaulRivers

I'd ride an Emonda in at least a 500-series (SL)...

I'd ride an Emonda in at least a 500-series (SL) frame, as I think it's a better bike than the Domane in every way - but specifically in not feeling completely dead like the Domane. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,569
Posted By PaulRivers

If you want a louder bike, buy a motorcycle. ...

If you want a louder bike, buy a motorcycle.

I don't mean this specific to you at all, but if someone wants to be loud they can join a motorcycle club and join an entire group of people dedicated...
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