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05-26-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,179
Posted By Cychologist

I love my Specialized Turbo Vado 5

I have cycled for years and still ride my Domane (and Bike Friday while traveling), but at 75 I tired of getting dropped on the hills and having others wait for me. In fact, it was clear my son, who...
09-27-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,996
Posted By Cychologist

The wind is ALWAYS in my face, or there is no...

The wind is ALWAYS in my face, or there is no wind at all. :)
07-16-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By Cychologist

That the wheel is true is as important that the...

That the wheel is true is as important that the number of spokes you have.
05-25-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By Cychologist

I road a recumbent exclusively for a couple of...

I road a recumbent exclusively for a couple of years. Learned to spin up the hills. Went back to the upright and been spinning up hills ever since. Not the fastest, but I get there.
05-17-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,001
Posted By Cychologist

At 73, 74 in September, I bought my first pedal...

At 73, 74 in September, I bought my first pedal assist bike this week for three reasons:

1) to be able to ride with my fit, duathlete son at a pace he would enjoy. (Rode with him last night for...
03-29-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By Cychologist

Thanks. That link helps a lot. (A metric is a...

Thanks. That link helps a lot. (A metric is a metric century or 100k.)
03-28-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By Cychologist

What range do you have on your e-bike?

I know there are a lot of variables, but how far can you go on a charge? Lot of cyclists talk about riding about 30 miles on their e-bike, but I regularly ride 50 plus miles, and about a dozen...
03-06-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By Cychologist

I am trying to arrange a test ride on one, but...

I am trying to arrange a test ride on one, but havenít so far. My TREK dealer doesnít handle the pedal assist Treks.

I hope the pedal assist option will help this 73 y/o enjoy cycling with my...
03-04-18, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By Cychologist

CrossRip+

Does anyone have any thoughts/experience with the Trek CrossRip+? I like the looks of it, with the drop handlebars and the geometry similar to my cyclocross bike.
03-02-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,613
Posted By Cychologist

I find while it's important to eat on longer...

I find while it's important to eat on longer rides (30+ miles), it is equally important to not eat too much. I prefer to nibble rather than eat all my energy bar all at once.

I like Clif bars,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,538
Posted By Cychologist

I love my Garmin 800. And my wife just ordered...

I love my Garmin 800. And my wife just ordered my an 820 for my birthday. They are great little machines, giving me more data than I can analyze. Love the mapping when on vacation riding strange...
09-21-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Cychologist

I have the PowerPod. Cheap and doesn't work with...

I have the PowerPod. Cheap and doesn't work with the crank/pedals. Rainmaker gave it a good review. However it doesn't give you a left/right split lift the Vectors. My son has Vectors and loves...
09-21-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Cychologist

I have three bikes currently, not counting a...

I have three bikes currently, not counting a tandem which I gave to my son but he stores in my garage. My Domane road bike is the king of the fleet and gets ridden the most (so far about 2300 miles...
09-03-16, 01:03 PM
09-03-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,547
Posted By Cychologist

Have not noticed that. The time I cleaned it...

Have not noticed that. The time I cleaned it with the Park cleaner and solvent, there was no residue in the tank. I have almost 4,000 miles on my current chain with no "chain stretch", which for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cychologist

It recalibrates on the fly. So after the initial...

It recalibrates on the fly. So after the initial calibration, just ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cychologist

I have been riding with the Power Pod most of the...

I have been riding with the Power Pod most of the season. Seems to work pretty well. (Actually it measures my power about 200 watts less then I'm sure I am putting out. ;-) )

I haven't used any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,084
Posted By Cychologist

I wouldn't subject any of my cycling bibs or...

I wouldn't subject any of my cycling bibs or jerseys to the high heat of a dryer, personally.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,084
Posted By Cychologist

I don't skimp on bibs, but do buy at least one...

I don't skimp on bibs, but do buy at least one pair a year when they are on sale. With proper care, they last for years. (Sports wash and air dry.) I have about a dozen pair I rotate, riding 3-4...
08-09-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Cychologist

While there is nothing wrong with the SPD pedals...

While there is nothing wrong with the SPD pedals I prefer the wider platforms of the SPD-SL pedal on my road bike. I don't find walking in them to be a major issue, since I don't intend to walk very...
08-02-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By Cychologist

My fronts don't last but about 40% longer than my...

My fronts don't last but about 40% longer than my rears, and the trainer eats them up. I don't recycle too many tires.
08-02-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,634
Posted By Cychologist

Are you saying you can't set it up for use on...

Are you saying you can't set it up for use on multiple bikes?
08-02-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By Cychologist

I certainly want a good tire up front, so when a...

I certainly want a good tire up front, so when a tire (usually the rear as everyone has stated) needs replacing, I replace them both. The "good" tire I remove becomes a spare or trainer tire.
08-02-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,849
Posted By Cychologist

My bag is rather small and my iPhone/energy...

My bag is rather small and my iPhone/energy bar(s) are in my jersey pockets. (iPhone in ziplock bag.) In my small bag I have room for:

--inflator with 2 CO2 cartridges (one cartridge has about...
08-02-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Cychologist

Polar has a nice insulated water bottle that is...

Polar has a nice insulated water bottle that is silver and white. I have four in two different sizes.
07-30-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,783
Posted By Cychologist

My latest purchase is a PowerPod. ...

My latest purchase is a PowerPod. http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/03/powerpod-depth-review.html

Cheap for a power meter and seems to work pretty well.
07-29-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By Cychologist

I use the Finish Line spray for a quick clean,...

I use the Finish Line spray for a quick clean, Dawn with water when I want to do a through job. After I do the through job, I dry the bike(s) and apply Bike Lust.
07-29-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,284
Posted By Cychologist

100 lbs. will get you home. I wouldn't expect any...

100 lbs. will get you home. I wouldn't expect any more from a miniature pump.

If you need higher pressure, a CO2 will work. But then without a gauge your guessing at your pressure.

I carry...
07-29-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,547
Posted By Cychologist

I've discovered SQUIRT. Been using it about a...

I've discovered SQUIRT. Been using it about a year and a half and I am impressed. Has great reviews.

I wipe down my chain after a ride, apply as directed (and don't wipe off), ride the next...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Cychologist

I love the Park Tool ATD-1 torque in my shop. ...

I love the Park Tool ATD-1 torque in my shop. Small and simple to use. And I carry Fix It sticks for my multitool on the road.

The cost of this isn't too much more than the pair. But I'll wait...
07-22-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,512
Posted By Cychologist

If you can afford that recumbent you can afford...

If you can afford that recumbent you can afford the entrance fee.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,313
Posted By Cychologist

+1

+1
07-10-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,596
Posted By Cychologist

On ride more than an hour, I frequently take...

On ride more than an hour, I frequently take Gatorade along or purchase it after a couple of hours when I am refilling my bottles. I prefer the low sugar, G2 product. However when I get hot, the...
06-29-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By Cychologist

Your Garmin will read whatever sensor you set up...

Your Garmin will read whatever sensor you set up with the bike profile. For example when riding Domane my 800 picks up the sensors I paired with that profile and on my XO1, with the sensors I paired...
06-29-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Cychologist

+1. Especially on practicing before you are on...

+1. Especially on practicing before you are on the road.

I do like Prestacycle levers, which I find work better than the one lever/Quik Stik combo mentioned above. http://www.prestalever.com/
...
06-16-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By Cychologist

I love my Garmin 800, which I have used for...

I love my Garmin 800, which I have used for years. Use it with RideWithGPS and it does all you want and more.

If I were buying today, I would look at the 810 but probably get the 800 again.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,686
Posted By Cychologist

I have that shade of green on my Domane, but then...

I have that shade of green on my Domane, but then the bike is black trimmed in that shade of green. My tires are green as well. I like it and it cleans nicely.
06-15-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,754
Posted By Cychologist

I have two regular torque wrenches and three bike...

I have two regular torque wrenches and three bike specific ones. My favorite and most expensive is Park Tool Ratcheting Torque Wrench ATD 1 1 4 4 6 | eBay...
06-15-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By Cychologist

Garmins have made Flight Decks obsolete but they...

Garmins have made Flight Decks obsolete but they had one feature I really liked, virtual cadence. By calculating your speed with the gear you were in, it would tell you how fast you should be...
Forum: Touring
06-09-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Cychologist

The touring section should be able to help you...

The touring section should be able to help you out.
06-06-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Cychologist

For a boot, I wrap about six inches of duct tape...

For a boot, I wrap about six inches of duct tape around a CO2 cartridge. If I need to boot, I use two layers. Worked well the three times I've done it over the last 10+ years.
06-06-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,657
Posted By Cychologist

As Eddie said, "Don't buy upgrades; ride up...

As Eddie said, "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades."
06-03-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,500
Posted By Cychologist

I am on my fifth carbon Trek, and have never had...

I am on my fifth carbon Trek, and have never had a problem with the paint.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Cychologist

Ditto. But that said, I cut and had to boot...

Ditto.

But that said, I cut and had to boot a tire on vacation this year. No nearby bike shop had a tire to fit my Bike Friday, so I continued to ride it almost 300 miles, replacing it when I got...
06-01-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,520
Posted By Cychologist

I tried eggbeaters on my cyclocross and Bike...

I tried eggbeaters on my cyclocross and Bike Friday. Never got beyond the learning curve of clicking in. Went back to the old, reliable spd pedals.
05-31-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Cychologist

I still take Bicycling but usually am finished...

I still take Bicycling but usually am finished with it in 15 minutes. It does keep up with the trends, if nothing else through their ads.

i used to take Velo News to keep up with the pro circuit,...
05-30-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By Cychologist

There are several correct answers to those...

There are several correct answers to those questions. It is like asking do you prefer meat loaf or fried chicken. As a noob, I would suggest you go with bike specific cleaners, lubes, and brushes...
05-30-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By Cychologist

Changing cleats often would be a real pain. And...

Changing cleats often would be a real pain. And I wouldn't want to add another 15 minutes to my ride prep. Not to mention always getting the set up properly.

Having used several brands through...
05-30-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By Cychologist

There is a blue book program on the Internet for...

There is a blue book program on the Internet for pricing used bikes. I think their prices are high, but are a place to start. Google it.
05-29-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,957
Posted By Cychologist

I would suggest you get a professional fit. I...

I would suggest you get a professional fit. I had shoulder/upper back pain until after a fit I went to a shorter stem. Been pain free for years.
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