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Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By black_box

Bummer they didn't get a free helicopter ride out...

Bummer they didn't get a free helicopter ride out of it, just a lousy t-shirt? :)
08-04-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By black_box

Here's a description, looks like SAVE can mean...

Here's a description, looks like SAVE can mean lots of things in different contexts. SAVE is listed in the description on the frame itself for the Quick (in the specification section), so perhaps...
07-05-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,442
Posted By black_box

I have the road morph G (with gauge, but it's not...

I have the road morph G (with gauge, but it's not great) and have been happy with it for cross and mountain bike tubes. Effort level is a little high for road pressures.

FYI, it's probably 14...
Forum: Foo
06-17-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 935
Posted By black_box

Would you need a full faraday cage, or just a...

Would you need a full faraday cage, or just a decorative wall hanging between your bed and the tower?

I have heard that sleeping with a WiFi router positioned near your head is not a great idea....
06-07-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By black_box

It sounds like you'll be better off with drop...

It sounds like you'll be better off with drop bars and either more aggressive 1x gearing or 2x gearing. You can do fast starts/sprints on a flat bar bike (I've ridden my wife's flat bar road bike and...
05-16-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By black_box

I've been happy with my lezyne and light & motion...

I've been happy with my lezyne and light & motion lights.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,095
Posted By black_box

If you're trying to get by with summer shoes,...

If you're trying to get by with summer shoes, replacing the insole with a cold weather/ foil reflective insole really helps. I also put black gaffer tape (not duct tape, it leaves residue) over the...
04-21-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By black_box

For that kind of distance on road/gravel/dirt, I...

For that kind of distance on road/gravel/dirt, I would consider a gravel bike or something with drop bars. I have a flat bar mountain bike I use on pavement or gravel and after an hour or so, my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,932
Posted By black_box

Try calling around to local eye doctors and see...

Try calling around to local eye doctors and see what they carry or can order. There are plenty of sport sunglasses that will work fine for cycling.
03-24-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,580
Posted By black_box

Des Plaines river trail will be great for riding....

Des Plaines river trail will be great for riding. If you're up north towards lake county I think it's generally tightly packed gravel. Cook county down south starts to get more chunky and loose....
03-23-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,918
Posted By black_box

What size/model/changes? Nice!

What size/model/changes? Nice!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By black_box

Back in the day, Voler made the Elite FS bib and...

Back in the day, Voler made the Elite FS bib and I have several still in rotation. The newer black label is more compression than I want, anyone know what model is closest to the elite FS?

I've...
Forum: Foo
03-11-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By black_box

Seems a shame to go all that way to Lemont and...

Seems a shame to go all that way to Lemont and then not do any hills. I think there's a Greg Lemont quote about that? ;)
Forum: Foo
02-26-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By black_box

I've heard of the mascot...

I've heard of the mascot...
Forum: Foo
02-25-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10,050
Views: 2,132,207
Posted By black_box

Metallica - Atlas, Rise! ...

Metallica - Atlas, Rise!
https://youtu.be/JFAcOnhcpGA
And found through their covers of a couple Metallica songs:

https://youtu.be/dxy5WOQ4qfg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By black_box

The back wheel is leaning against the bump-out in...

The back wheel is leaning against the bump-out in the wall :)

It's true that some solutions are either expensive or... less aesthetically pleasing.

You could probably wrap a stiff handlebar...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By black_box

Aero bar mount for GoPro style devices (including...

Aero bar mount for GoPro style devices (including some lights) and computer:
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/ridesync-garmin---gopro-mount-for-contact-slr-aero-handlebars

more options for...
Forum: Foo
02-22-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By black_box

Is this the Furry appreciation thread? :innocent:

Is this the Furry appreciation thread? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,087
Posted By black_box

The wheel stays still, no heavy spot. It doesn't...

The wheel stays still, no heavy spot. It doesn't hop when spun on the stand or held up. I haven't gotten the bike back up to that speed since the wobble (and it only happened once), I don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,087
Posted By black_box

I had a wobble on a descent at around 42mph (from...

I had a wobble on a descent at around 42mph (from gps track afterwards, I wasn't looking). I was pedaling hard and went over a couple bumps which seemed to start the wobble (or just coincidence?). I...
Forum: Foo
02-16-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 636
Posted By black_box

What part of TN are you in? My parents (also...

What part of TN are you in? My parents (also your age) are just outside of Knoxville and just had an unfinished basement framed out into a bedroom, then had the whole house interior painted, so...
Forum: Foo
02-11-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,767
Posted By black_box

If we could get that back...

If we could get that back...
Forum: Foo
02-10-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,331
Posted By black_box

Thanks for sharing this and doing some legwork to...

Thanks for sharing this and doing some legwork to have it investigated. Doing a credit check and hold is fine, but for $91? seems like an odd number to select. Is it possible for the clerk to...
Forum: Foo
02-10-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,767
Posted By black_box

It's a bummer because it was a nice place for...

It's a bummer because it was a nice place for people to post news, it's just the comments that got out of hand. I've pondered becoming a moderator, can I get a bike forums appropriate N+1 ban...
10-25-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By black_box

I've had the Element Bolt for just over 4 years...

I've had the Element Bolt for just over 4 years now and have noticed similar differences in what is displayed on the Bolt when I finish the ride vs. what is shown when uploaded to Strava. I don't...
10-25-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By black_box

Quoting this point you mentioned... You already...

Quoting this point you mentioned... You already have a bike you're ok to ride, so I would suggest waiting for a better upgrade. Hydraulic disk brakes and better gearing would be nice. That price...
10-14-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By black_box

It looks like a mistake or bad luck would be...

It looks like a mistake or bad luck would be costly here. There's no need to set records all at once, take time to work your speed up gradually. See the different types of terrain? I would test how...
06-15-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,214
Posted By black_box

The spinner plus the knurled breaker and...

The spinner plus the knurled breaker and extension bars look nice.

I had a bag of L hex wrenches that came in a large Craftsman package as a gift a long time ago. Finding the right one was awful. ...
Forum: Foo
06-14-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,319
Posted By black_box

I used to inline skate in college and a bit...

I used to inline skate in college and a bit after, using the "aggressive" skates with small wheels for maneuverability. Rocks and bumps will ruin your day if you're not paying attention. Taller...
06-09-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,349
Posted By black_box

Sorry, I missed where you said that and the Alba...

Sorry, I missed where you said that and the Alba configuration is new to me. It does seem like it's the non-drive side crank arm based on the effect observed when adding spacers. Have you contacted...
06-07-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,349
Posted By black_box

Tightened down the crank, but where? There are...

Tightened down the crank, but where? There are probably two bolts on the crank arm that clamp the arm around the bottom bracket spindle. Those need to be tightened down gradually and by alternating...
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18,732
Views: 1,063,848
Posted By black_box

Still can't believe P&R and his boyfriend are...

Still can't believe P&R and his boyfriend are back from the dead on the same day!
06-01-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By black_box

Thank you, cobba, that's the bit I've been...

Thank you, cobba, that's the bit I've been missing. I'll grab a new 180mm adapter and see where the bolts are at with some spacers.
06-01-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By black_box

I guess it was the branding changeover I was...

I guess it was the branding changeover I was thinking of. Pics attached, spacers are just the reused conical washers from the Avids. Hopefully you can see the wear pattern on the rotors (rears have...
06-01-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By black_box

Newer Shimano disk brakes replacing older Avid brakes

I've got a 2010 Gary Fisher x-caliber (just before Trek bought them) that came with Avid Juicy 3 brakes and 185mm rotors up front, I think 160mm in the rear. I replaced the rear brake with Deore...
Forum: Foo
05-25-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,238
Posted By black_box

A separate room for your vintage equipment is...

A separate room for your vintage equipment is probably the answer. But as mentioned, playing music, and probably music your wife likes, every once in a while, may help keep them in the main room.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,552
Posted By black_box

Check the cable/wire routing where it enters the...

Check the cable/wire routing where it enters the bike. There may be a plastic grommet that helps seal the hole in the frame from the elements. Said grommet may have been pushed/pulled into the frame....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,763
Posted By black_box

A bit off-topic, but I like the fabric scoop...

A bit off-topic, but I like the fabric scoop radius, but think it would be better for me with a shorter length/nose. Any ideas?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,151
Posted By black_box

Agreed on the full length zipper. There are...

Agreed on the full length zipper.

There are many different weaves of polyester. I have cheap short sleeve jerseys I bought for their decorative design that are noticeably warmer than my castelli...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,035
Posted By black_box

For those with smaller ear canals, the blue...

For those with smaller ear canals, the blue xtreme protection plugs are more comfortable. I've used both (in an office), not sure i would want that level of reduction on the street.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,556
Posted By black_box

I have a single 350/500 lumen light by lezyne on...

I have a single 350/500 lumen light by lezyne on the bars. 350 is ok to "be-seen" or at dusk, 500+ for darkness. I would add a helmet light (or at least some type of backup light). For trails, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,688
Posted By black_box

Don't ride ahead and come back, they don't like...

Don't ride ahead and come back, they don't like that (YMMV, or i guess YWifeMV). Don't pass them on a hill, stay behind (stand and slow pedal?). Try to ride a slower bike (I'll take the 29er instead...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By black_box

+1 on wing bars. Also consider your position and...

+1 on wing bars. Also consider your position and comfort in the drops and how often you use the drops. Moving from standard bars to short and shallow made a huge difference for me.
08-06-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By black_box

I'm getting logged out after I close my browser,...

I'm getting logged out after I close my browser, even when choosing "remember me." I take it our login here is now a third party cookie? I have an exception for cookies that allows bikeforums.net,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,789
Posted By black_box

So, sort of like pouring salt on a wound? :)

So, sort of like pouring salt on a wound? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,342
Posted By black_box

5'6" and 29.5" inseam. 165mm cranks have been...

5'6" and 29.5" inseam. 165mm cranks have been great.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,319
Posted By black_box

One thing to consider there: if car or pedestrian...

One thing to consider there: if car or pedestrian or bike traffic is unpredictable when you're starting off, I think you have more maneuverability in the smaller ring.
05-04-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 89,481
Posted By black_box

On mobile, clicking on a thread used to take me...

On mobile, clicking on a thread used to take me to the first unread post, but now it seems to go to the first page of the thread. I see there is a link on the first page to jump to the first unread...
04-17-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By black_box

This might be the way to go, thanks.

This might be the way to go, thanks.
04-17-18, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By black_box

I'll have to take things apart, clean it up, and...

I'll have to take things apart, clean it up, and put the chain on to see what works. I'd rather fix this one up to be rideable than put more money into another bike right now.
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