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Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,936
Posted By MAK

I love my B-17's. I have one on my touring,...

I love my B-17's. I have one on my touring, folding and hybrid bikes and they were comfortable first ride for me. FOR ME, the key is that I sit ON the Brooks and not lean on it which is why I don't...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,604
Posted By MAK

When not using my rack pack, I put wet items or...

When not using my rack pack, I put wet items or items that need to be aired out in a small mesh lingerie bag (or two) and hang the bags on the D-rings with carabiners. Excellent way to dry or...
01-29-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 984
Posted By MAK

I'd go to a post office, UPS or FedEx and get a...

I'd go to a post office, UPS or FedEx and get a shipping box that will fit the albums. I know that you can get boxes only 2 or 3 inches high so it will fit in the bag easily.
01-02-22, 02:34 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,964
Posted By MAK

I realize that I'm old when I'm filling out a...

I realize that I'm old when I'm filling out a form or application on-line and have to scroll way way way down to get to my birth year.
12-21-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,387
Posted By MAK

I agree with everything above EXCEPT...no cotton,...

I agree with everything above EXCEPT...no cotton, particularly directly against your body. If you sweat at all, and you likely will a bit, it gets wet and stays wet which will make you colder. A...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By MAK

Very impressive. Imagine if the Brompton was...

Very impressive.

Imagine if the Brompton was an S6L instead of the two speed and Andrew Feather had a higher high and a lower low to work with.
11-21-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,996
Posted By MAK

The rule in question might not necessarily be...

The rule in question might not necessarily be based on supposed liability (bike parts are available on line from 100's of outlets who simply sell parts and assume no liability other than for perhaps...
11-13-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,485
Posted By MAK

You didn't define "inexpensive". The J & G...

You didn't define "inexpensive". The J & G Cyclewear Yellow Jacket windbreaker works well for me. The price is reasonable and it runs a bit big so it's great for layering.
...
10-02-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By MAK

You said, "While I'm driving". Did you mean...

You said, "While I'm driving". Did you mean while riding or while the bike is on a rack while you're driving? If it's the former, the advice to see a mechanic is on point. If it's the latter, a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By MAK

I do have a Lezyne Road Drive and I'll try it. ...

I do have a Lezyne Road Drive and I'll try it.
Thank you.
09-12-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,257
Posted By MAK

A few considerations. What type of surfaces...

A few considerations.

What type of surfaces will you be riding on? If you'll be riding solely on paved roads and paths, I recommend that you not look at a suspension fork and stick with a solid...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By MAK

Makes sense. Take care.

Makes sense. Take care.
09-03-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By MAK

Thank you all...The bike (I'll probably bring my...

Thank you all...The bike (I'll probably bring my hybrid as it's most versatile) will be coming.
08-11-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By MAK

Correct. Whether you use KOP or some other...

Correct. Whether you use KOP or some other method, you'll likely screw up your knees if you change saddle position fore and aft.
07-07-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By MAK

I have a 2021 Crosstrek with a Kuat Sherpa 2.0...

I have a 2021 Crosstrek with a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 attached. You can get used to the Kuat dominating the screen when backing up. The guidance lines still appear and you just have to realize that the...
06-25-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,128
Posted By MAK

I agree. I have a chain tool on my multitool and...

I agree. I have a chain tool on my multitool and also carry a Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers w/2 quick links. I haven't needed them, but I'm sure I'll have a problem if I left them home. The extra 1.35...
06-14-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,205
Posted By MAK

MODS...Please kill this thread. I was asking...

MODS...Please kill this thread. I was asking whether the claims were credible and if anyone had used it.

I did not intend the 'what's the best lube' or 'what lube do you use' that it's become.
...
06-14-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By MAK

My local REI has an inventory of Kuat, Thule and...

My local REI has an inventory of Kuat, Thule and Saris. The three brands also appear as in stock on their web site. I recently bought a Kuat Sherpa from them after a number of store visits so I saw...
06-08-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By MAK

Glad you seem to be OK. Throw the helmet away...

Glad you seem to be OK. Throw the helmet away and buy another. You're proof that it's $100 (it looks like a wavecell) well spent.

Be safe.
06-07-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By MAK

FYI...I put synthetic shirts (tees, bike jerseys...

FYI...I put synthetic shirts (tees, bike jerseys and bike shorts) in the dryer on the low setting for a short dry time and have never had a problem.
Forum: Touring
05-18-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,856
Posted By MAK

Do you carry CO2 or a pump? I carry both. CO2...

Do you carry CO2 or a pump? I carry both. CO2 is easy, quick and not strenuous. The pump is because you can never run out of air
05-17-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,581
Posted By MAK

This is what you need. LBS's in my area tell me...

This is what you need. LBS's in my area tell me that they get fake receipt requests frequently (but they don't charge :twitchy:).

...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,108
Posted By MAK

I love my Brooks B -17 saddles (on three bikes)...

I love my Brooks B -17 saddles (on three bikes) but wouldn't buy a Brooks tool bag. Very expensive and no more functional than other tool bags that are much cheaper. Function over form for me, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By MAK

The real issue isn't the length of the ride. It's...

The real issue isn't the length of the ride. It's the average speed of the ride. Hybrids will likely be heavier and depending on the rider, slower than road bikes. If you're strong enough to keep up,...
03-04-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,838
Posted By MAK

I have Planet Bike fenders on my Gary Fisher...

I have Planet Bike fenders on my Gary Fisher hybrid and my Long Haul Trucker touring bike. Reasonable price, they do what they are intended to do and it's a socially conscious company.
02-28-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,226
Posted By MAK

I made slightly reduced size photo copies of my...

I made slightly reduced size photo copies of my license, medical insurance card, blood bank membership card and laminated them. They can be used to identify me but obviously aren't official if lost....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,819
Posted By MAK

I really appreciate all of the responses. Some...

I really appreciate all of the responses. Some of you missed that I said I'll need to carry bikes with fenders (a touring bike with front and back racks and fenders and a hybrid also with two racks...
01-24-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By MAK

Take a look at REI. I bought some Co-Op liner...

Take a look at REI. I bought some Co-Op liner shorts for under $50.00 and they are comfortable and have held up well. Suggestion...liner shorts work best with gusseted shorts so you're not sitting...
01-07-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,853
Posted By MAK

Sorry. After reading the thread's title, I...

Sorry. After reading the thread's title, I thought you were looking to make a trade, so never mind.
Forum: Touring
01-03-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,824
Posted By MAK

Not sure where you're located or what your...

Not sure where you're located or what your timeline is for purchase, but REI usually has Ortliebs at a 20% discount in their February/March Spring sale. You may need to be a member ($20.00 for a...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By MAK

I highly suggest that you do a practice run on a...

I highly suggest that you do a practice run on a weekend before you try the ride on a workday. If there's a 1300 foot climb, the real question is how steep parts of the climb are. One of my...
Forum: Touring
12-04-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By MAK

Raceface Chesters work for me. Tough and durable...

Raceface Chesters work for me. Tough and durable (I'm 225 lbs.), serviceable with replaceable and adjustable pins and very reasonably priced. Tons of colors if you care about that. Reviews are...
11-17-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,895
Posted By MAK

Wife/Girlfriend - "Honey, why do you have glitter...

Wife/Girlfriend - "Honey, why do you have glitter all over you?"
Husband/Boyfriend - "It's from my bike tire."
Wife/Girlfriend - "Is that the best excuse you can come up with?"
06-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,647
Posted By MAK

I carry both a Road Morph and CO2 (2 cartridges)....

I carry both a Road Morph and CO2 (2 cartridges). I never get flats near shade so CO2 during hot and humid days is a welcome relief. The pump is because you can never run out of air.

The extra...
06-21-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,282
Posted By MAK

FYI...These Pearl Izumi gloves are on sale. Less...

FYI...These Pearl Izumi gloves are on sale. Less than $20.00.

Some people ride with dedicated cycling gloves and some don't. If you ride short distances with flat bars you may have different needs...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,646
Posted By MAK

Have you considered a $25.00 stem riser? If it...

Have you considered a $25.00 stem riser? If it helps you, you've saved the cost of a new bar. If not, you're only out $25.00.
05-13-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,205
Posted By MAK

The point is that we often accept inflated costs...

The point is that we often accept inflated costs because they are necessary and beyond our ability or comfort level to try ourselves. For some reason, if a bike shop tries to make a profit, some...
05-12-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,205
Posted By MAK

I hope an administrator reads this thread. I...

I hope an administrator reads this thread.
I propose a new forum rule...If you're going to criticize an industry, a particular store, etc., you must first indicate what your vocation is. For...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By MAK

You didn't say what kind of bike or what your...

You didn't say what kind of bike or what your riding position is. I have B-17s on two bikes and they were comfortable for me immediately. Both of these bikes have upright positions so I'm sitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,016
Posted By MAK

I think it's a bit harsh to say that some bike...

I think it's a bit harsh to say that some bike shops need to die out. Perhaps the real statement should be that some bike shops need better management. Case in point, a number of years ago I went...
04-18-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,816
Posted By MAK

The more I think about it, the less I am wanting...

The more I think about it, the less I am wanting a clipless setup. While I understand the benefits, I just hate having my feet locked in place (have used both cages and straps before and could never...
04-13-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,331
Posted By MAK

I haven't used the two pedals you mentioned. ...

I haven't used the two pedals you mentioned. Unless you have huge feet, all mentioned pedals are large enough for most people. I prefer to ride clipped in, but the platform on the m424 works with...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By MAK

I use a "Tiger Tail" foam roller. Has handles so...

I use a "Tiger Tail" foam roller. Has handles so you do the rolling and control the pressure. Gets to places a regular roller can't easily reach; no contorting to hit the right spot. Fits in...
02-08-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By MAK

If you have an REI near you it's worth a look. ...

If you have an REI near you it's worth a look. They have a range of bikes including bikes in your price range. My experience is that the mechanics are well trained and their bikes solid. Someone...
02-08-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,875
Posted By MAK

Since we're slipping in old references...I'm at...

Since we're slipping in old references...I'm at the age that "Hot Lips" Houlihan might call divine. I have no doubt that cycling has kept me going.
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,700
Posted By MAK

Take a look on this site. Schwalbe Marathons are...

Take a look on this site. Schwalbe Marathons are tested and the height (and other specs) are measured and discussed.

Good luck.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/
01-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,499
Posted By MAK

My contribution to the humor part of this thread....

My contribution to the humor part of this thread.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/564x622/cycling_attire_57e1b3ad06842353099db4cfd924f48de51878a7.jpg
01-03-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By MAK

The best advice I can offer is to practice in a...

The best advice I can offer is to practice in a safe place like an empty parking lot or a grassy area. Just ride, unclip, reclip, unclip, etc.. Once you're on the road, think ahead. I think it's...
12-29-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,278
Posted By MAK

About two years ago I was talking with a bicycle...

About two years ago I was talking with a bicycle cop who was complaining that when he pursued someone and tried a quick dismount he had trouble controlling the bike because he tended to lock the...
12-26-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By MAK

Getting a new bike is always great...Buying one...

Getting a new bike is always great...Buying one for your 7 yo grandson is even better.
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