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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,265
Posted By MSchott

Agree. Vibration absorption and protection...

Agree. Vibration absorption and protection against falls are great benefits. I feel naked without them.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,992
Posted By MSchott

Why not? I love white tape.

Why not? I love white tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,523
Posted By MSchott

It pays to be very conscious about road...

It pays to be very conscious about road conditions. Try to avoid shoulders and gravel with road tires. That may be obvious, sorry.

I ride on 23mm GP 4000ís and weigh 205 at 5í 10Ē. No flats in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By MSchott

I like the Specialized. Not sure he can handle...

I like the Specialized. Not sure he can handle the STI shifter throw at his age. Is this a potential issue?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By MSchott

Reviving this thread to ask your thoughts on this...

Reviving this thread to ask your thoughts on this bike for my 10 year old. Iíd get the 26Ē version. This seems to be a good bike to hold him until heís ready for a full size bike at a higher price...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,785
Posted By MSchott

Occasionally I forget my gloves and quickly...

Occasionally I forget my gloves and quickly circle back to get them. For me they absorb some vibration which is for me their primary function, potential road rash and work as a tool to wipe away...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,496
Posted By MSchott

I donít ride as often or far as most here but I...

I donít ride as often or far as most here but I have ridden over 1000 miles/year on public roads for the last 25 years. Itís all about choosing the right roads. Iíd say 50% of my mileage is in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,978
Posted By MSchott

Iíd get the third option, the Ultegra group. Iím...

Iíd get the third option, the Ultegra group. Iím not anti-Sram but Iíve found Shimano to be ultra reliable.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,496
Posted By MSchott

Try to avoid MUPís but thereís one thatís lightly...

Try to avoid MUPís but thereís one thatís lightly traveled just off a regular route. Saw a rider ahead who was kind of in la la land, weaving a bit so when I approached I loudly said I was on his...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By MSchott

Is the creak different if you are in or out of...

Is the creak different if you are in or out of the saddle? Check the tightness of the front skewer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,894
Posted By MSchott

No way. Nothing to show off.

No way. Nothing to show off.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,721
Posted By MSchott

Not exactly a hot take. Insurance is about...

Not exactly a hot take. Insurance is about mitigating risk. If you drive you are in danger of getting in an accident, either through your or others fault. In this case the bike insurance seems like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 23,251
Posted By MSchott

When I first started paying attention to my...

When I first started paying attention to my cycling gear, Pearl Izumi held a similar status to me as Rapha does in 2020.
07-18-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,442
Posted By MSchott

It's very hard to prepare for a crash as they...

It's very hard to prepare for a crash as they happen in an instant. And while I'd like to remember not to put my hand down as a brace, thats's nearly impossible to do. It's instinct. I wish I had in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,528
Posted By MSchott

I keep a folded microfiber towel in a jersey...

I keep a folded microfiber towel in a jersey pocket.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,271
Posted By MSchott

High heat and humidity are tough on my 62 year...

High heat and humidity are tough on my 62 year old body. A week or so ago I rode in the afternoon when it was 92 and humid with no clouds. I struggled to stay hydrated and easily went through 2 large...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,619
Posted By MSchott

Agree. GP4000's have been my go to tire for years...

Agree. GP4000's have been my go to tire for years and have proven to me to be smooth and very reliable. The last flat I had was a pinch flat. My current tires are 23mm models that I bought a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,182
Posted By MSchott

Were The Black Bibs out of stock pre-pandemic?

Were The Black Bibs out of stock pre-pandemic?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,182
Posted By MSchott

I've had good luck with Performance Bike's second...

I've had good luck with Performance Bike's second to top of the line shorts. Unfortunately their move to online only had destroyed their service. I ordered a pair a month ago knowing they were out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,285
Posted By MSchott

I feel fortunate after reading this thread. After...

I feel fortunate after reading this thread. After two crashes riding solo, my injuries include a hammer finger and scarring from road rash. No concussions yet but I did destroy my favorite jersey.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,733
Posted By MSchott

I'm with you. 62 and 200 pounds. Average speed is...

I'm with you. 62 and 200 pounds. Average speed is about 15mph according to Wahoo. When I first got serious about riding in my mid-30's I was at 18mph and about 10 pounds lighter. Never close to 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,229
Posted By MSchott

Terribly sad news. Best thoughts to his family...

Terribly sad news. Best thoughts to his family and friends. Peter and I were born in the same year. Gives me pause as I generally donít concern myself with cars outside of the typical built in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,850
Posted By MSchott

I rode around our subdivision a lot as a kid then...

I rode around our subdivision a lot as a kid then teen and progressively bought nicer Schwinn bikes until I end up with a Le Tour which I thought was high end. It got me through college and into my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By MSchott

The last time I had chronic flat issues it was...

The last time I had chronic flat issues it was due to misaligned rim tape. Have you eliminated other possible causes?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,876
Posted By MSchott

And Iím 200 pounds and am riding these tires in...

And Iím 200 pounds and am riding these tires in 23mm width at 80-85 psi with no issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By MSchott

Works fine if you have 2 kids. I have one.

Works fine if you have 2 kids. I have one.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By MSchott

The problem is not the wheel size but the frame...

The problem is not the wheel size but the frame size. If the child can't comfortably straddle the top tube, the bike the too large. Maybe that's what you are saying in some coded way. Another point...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By MSchott

Are you sure 24Ē wheels are appropriate for a 9...

Are you sure 24Ē wheels are appropriate for a 9 year old? My 9 year old son rides a bike I bought him off of Craigslist and it fits him well with 20Ē wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,716
Posted By MSchott

How many miles in those 10-12 weeks?

How many miles in those 10-12 weeks?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By MSchott

You're definitely not too heavy for those bikes....

You're definitely not too heavy for those bikes. I was 225 when I resurrected my cycling hobby. I changed my diet and rode a lot. I am now about 200 pounds and ride a Roubaix with zero issues. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,713
Posted By MSchott

It seems to me you are being very picky for...

It seems to me you are being very picky for someone with limited experience. Especially when many of the members here are extremely experienced. I am not one of those but I did but a new bike last...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,739
Posted By MSchott

I use the same bag.

I use the same bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,398
Posted By MSchott

I donít like to weigh down my jersey pockets any...

I donít like to weigh down my jersey pockets any more than I have to. Usually just my phone, food if a longer ride and tissues to blow my nose in colder weather.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,395
Posted By MSchott

When I read such things from dealers, whether it...

When I read such things from dealers, whether it be bicycles, watches or the like it leads me to think the brand pulled the line for some reason, usually failure to meet some sales goal or poor...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,226
Posted By MSchott

Yep, practice on the grass. You likely will fall...

Yep, practice on the grass. You likely will fall over a few times. The good news is you will be nearly at a standstill and the rash will be minor. The keys are to unclip as you approach the stop and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,472
Posted By MSchott

It's not that they don't want your business right...

It's not that they don't want your business right now. They have to limit the number of people coming into the shop and this is one way to do that. They certainly cannot say "we will only serve...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,472
Posted By MSchott

Iím not sure of your point. Are you mad at the...

Iím not sure of your point. Are you mad at the LBS for making you wait as they practice social distancing or yourself for not immediately buying online?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,881
Posted By MSchott

Those are good scenarios for adjustments. That's...

Those are good scenarios for adjustments. That's a huge amount of miles!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,881
Posted By MSchott

What causations in those scenarios lead to the...

What causations in those scenarios lead to the need for adjustment? I don't put as many miles on a bike as many here do and rarely ride in the rain but the 105 on my 2017 Roubaix SL4 bought NOS in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By MSchott

Another This. Iím a solo rider and twice crashed...

Another This. Iím a solo rider and twice crashed at about 15 mph which resulted in a lot of road rash, soreness and sprained wrists. No time to react properly.
02-16-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,203
Posted By MSchott

The fact that the officer thought that 2 cyclists...

The fact that the officer thought that 2 cyclists running a stop sign with no traffic around then was serious enough to chase them with sirens blaring looks bad to me. What a waste of their duties.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,404
Posted By MSchott

$50.00 for good pedals seems quite reasonable to...

$50.00 for good pedals seems quite reasonable to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,797
Posted By MSchott

Iíve had a low end Vizio for 5 years. Flawless.

Iíve had a low end Vizio for 5 years. Flawless.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,104
Posted By MSchott

Youíre not new but have you tried to Search this...

Youíre not new but have you tried to Search this forum for this topic? There are many threads specific to Conti tires. I also rode GP4000ís and love the ride. Never had a sidewall issue. GP5000...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,359
Posted By MSchott

Great looking and specíd bike! Enjoy.

Great looking and specíd bike! Enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By MSchott

Thatís a nice bike if it fits. Is it NOS and if...

Thatís a nice bike if it fits. Is it NOS and if not what is the condition?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By MSchott

Will do. Sorry for getting snippy. I think these...

Will do. Sorry for getting snippy. I think these 2 bikes are cool and fun concepts.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By MSchott

Il try to be polite. The point is to get some...

Il try to be polite. The point is to get some perspective. Chill out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By MSchott

Geez what a bunch of close minded fuddy duddy’s....

Geez what a bunch of close minded fuddy duddy’s. They are concepts and more art than function. On purpose. There is a 100 plus year history in the auto business of concept cars with certain styling...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By MSchott

Suggest you drop the pressure. I was running my...

Suggest you drop the pressure. I was running my Specialized Roubaix Sport SL4 carbon frame at 100 psi and the ride over bumps and potholes was brutal. I dropped the pressure to 80-85 and it made a...
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