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07-11-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By Vexxer

Front facing. I was not even aware that rear...

Front facing. I was not even aware that rear facing ones existed. I live in a state with only rear plates, so rear facing would be kinda useless for my purposes. Thanks for all the replies though.
07-10-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By Vexxer

Cameras

Had a very bad close call today with a driver purposely trying to run me and my group off the road, he came within inches of hitting us. This convinced me it was time for a camera, because nobody got...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,895
Posted By Vexxer

With 130 locations nationwide, they are kinda the...

With 130 locations nationwide, they are kinda the Walmart of bike shops. I know a ton of riders who look down on them and will not even consider buying a bike from them (though they usually will buy...
07-03-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Vexxer

Numbness in one foot on long rides

Yesterday, I rode my longest ride to date, 67 miles. About 1/2 of the way through, one of my feet kept going numb, nearly non stop. I would have to unclip that foot every 5 minutes or so to shake it...
06-27-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Vexxer

Hitch rack

I have decided to put a hitch on my vehicle and get a new bike carrier. I am looking for the platform kind, not the hanging. Do any of those come with locks? I know some roof rack ones do, but Im not...
06-07-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By Vexxer

Spokes

Im on the lower end of Clydes, about 220. I am about to upgrade the wheels on my roadbike, but I am not sure about spoke count. The wheels I'm looking at have no weight limit, but they are 20/24...
06-07-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By Vexxer

Bigger cassette question

I currently have a 105 11sp 11-28 cassette, with a Ultegra rear derailleur. Its what came on my Fuji. I would like to upgrade the cassette to a 11-32 Ultegra. What size derailleur and chain would I...
Forum: Touring
06-04-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,216
Posted By Vexxer

I honestly do not know how much I will be...

I honestly do not know how much I will be carrying yet. This will be my first tour. Which means I will probably overpack.
Forum: Touring
06-04-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,216
Posted By Vexxer

Tire Recommendation for Gap/C&O

What style tires should be used on the Gap/C&O? I know chances of mud or poor conditions on the C&O are possible, so I am wondering if Cyclecross tires would be best. I'm going later this summer or...
Forum: Touring
05-28-16, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By Vexxer

That is it, Thank you!

That is it, Thank you!
Forum: Touring
05-28-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By Vexxer

Google searching it only brings up shops that...

Google searching it only brings up shops that advertise on Google. Thanks for your unhelpful reply though.
Forum: Touring
05-28-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By Vexxer

Buying a brooks

Where is the best place in the US to purchase Brooks Saddles from? I remember seeing a post somewhere about some shop in New Orleans, but I can not find it again. When I say "best", that means least...
Forum: Touring
05-18-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,180
Posted By Vexxer

If you are gonna buy one, wait until the 20th....

If you are gonna buy one, wait until the 20th. All Novarra bikes go 15% off for ten days as part of their anniversary sale.
Forum: Touring
05-16-16, 10:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,622
Posted By Vexxer

It has been raining for 19 days in a row in...

It has been raining for 19 days in a row in Maryland. The towpath, which is mostly dirt is gonna be in rough shape for awhile. I'm postponing my trip to ride until later in the summer.
05-16-16, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Vexxer

Contact shimano directly and ask them to...

Contact shimano directly and ask them to reimburse you. I doubt they will, but it cant hurt to ask. You can always file a complaint with the BBB is they do not.

Warranty...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,127
Posted By Vexxer

I just bought a Gran Fondo 2.0, its the lightest...

I just bought a Gran Fondo 2.0, its the lightest bike I have ever owned, and is not noticeably heavier then any other equivalent bike I tested from other manufacturers. Since I ride a 61, they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,215
Posted By Vexxer

I have a carbon Fuji Gran Fondo with Ultegra that...

I have a carbon Fuji Gran Fondo with Ultegra that was only $1500.
Forum: Touring
05-13-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,573
Posted By Vexxer

Thank you! That kinda info is great to have. I am...

Thank you! That kinda info is great to have. I am planning on mostly camping. But I was going to do a stop over or two in a B&B.
Forum: Touring
05-12-16, 11:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,573
Posted By Vexxer

I might just have to skip that town.

I might just have to skip that town.
Forum: Touring
05-12-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,573
Posted By Vexxer

Are these areas of the path safe during the...

Are these areas of the path safe during the daytime? I have no intention at of riding at night any further then a few blocks from the train station. I actually found a couple hotels a little further...
Forum: Touring
05-11-16, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,573
Posted By Vexxer

GAP/C&O via Amtrak

Has anyone used Amtrak to get to the GAP/C&O trail in Pittsburgh? The train from Washington is not getting in until 11:48pm, a little late to start out, or to be riding around a unfamiliar city in...
Forum: Touring
05-11-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Vexxer

Bike Flights

Those who use BikeFlights, when you are sending it to a tour start point, assuming its not to a friends place or something, who do you ship it too?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,895
Posted By Vexxer

Fuji Gran Fondo

Sometimes I think Fuji bikes get looked down on because Performance sells them, and not many LBS's do, but I gotta say, the Gran Fondo I just bought is the most comfortable road bike I have ever been...
Forum: Touring
05-10-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By Vexxer

Masi Giarmondo?

Masi Bikes - Steel - Giramondo (http://www.masibikes.com/bikes/steel/giramondo-2016)

Opinions please. Does anyone ride one?
Forum: Touring
05-10-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,354
Posted By Vexxer

I would be interested to hear from any heavier...

I would be interested to hear from any heavier riders who have one. Particularly about the wheels. I'm 225lbs., add 40 or 50 pounds of gear, and that is a lot of weight on those rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,619
Posted By Vexxer

Brand new Carbon creaking

I took my brand new carbon road bike out for its first road ride last night, and about half way through the ride, noticed a very annoying creaking noise coming from the crank area whenever I applied...
Forum: Touring
05-09-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By Vexxer

Has anyone used this companies products? Fuse 9W...

Has anyone used this companies products? Fuse 9W Solar Tablet Charger (http://www.voltaicsystems.com/fuse9w)
Forum: Touring
05-09-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,934
Posted By Vexxer

I wish. I saw that at the store, but went with a...

I wish. I saw that at the store, but went with a much lower priced one from Amazon. The one at REI gave me the idea to look though.
Forum: Touring
05-09-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By Vexxer

20 bucks per or less would ideal right now....

20 bucks per or less would ideal right now. Currently running 700-28 Gator Skins, but they are getting kinda old.
Forum: Touring
05-08-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,279
Posted By Vexxer

The rednecks in pickup trucks? What do they do?...

The rednecks in pickup trucks? What do they do? Does that happen often?
Forum: Touring
05-08-16, 12:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,934
Posted By Vexxer

I am am a newb, have not even done my first...

I am am a newb, have not even done my first overnight yet, but the camp stove I ordered was wood, pine, leaves fueled. I have zero camping experience unless you count the drunken trips when I was in...
Forum: Southeast
05-07-16, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By Vexxer

NC Tour Riders

Looking for NC, specifically Raleigh area Tour riders. I want to get into it, but I'm having a hell of a time finding anyone else locally that wants too, and I am also looking for someone with...
Forum: Southeast
05-07-16, 11:32 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 70,829
Posted By Vexxer

Just got it today (or yesterday now) 520341

Just got it today (or yesterday now)

520341
Forum: Touring
05-07-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,602
Posted By Vexxer

I wont lie, it is a very outdated format, and I...

I wont lie, it is a very outdated format, and I am having trouble getting into it, even thought I know there is a TON of great info that I need there.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-16, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,803
Posted By Vexxer

I went with the Fuji, no regrets after a 30 miles...

I went with the Fuji, no regrets after a 30 miles ride, it rode like a dream. I can not believe I have spent the last two years since I started riding on anything but carbon. It was like riding on a...
Forum: Touring
05-07-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By Vexxer

Planning that to. Im trying to find some cycling...

Planning that to. Im trying to find some cycling buddy's to do it with me, so far, not luck though. I have always been somewhat hesitant to ride alone on the roads around here.
Forum: Touring
05-07-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By Vexxer

Well, I took my first step. I ordered a camping...

Well, I took my first step. I ordered a camping stove to test out and make sure I know how to cook on the road. Also reached out to my mechanic about about adding a climbing friendly cassette to the...
05-07-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Vexxer

Rear Derailleur and Cassette questions

Two cassette/rear derailleur questions.

I have a 10sp tiagra equipped bike, currently with a 12/30 cassette. I would like to go towards a more climbing oriented cassette. What ratio cassettes...
Forum: Touring
05-07-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By Vexxer

Light touring tire recomendation

I am trying to find low to mid end touring tires, for light touring. 700/35 or 37. Preferbally foldable, so I can carry a spare. I have seen plenty of recommendations for the best tires out there,...
05-06-16, 11:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,675
Posted By Vexxer

Had a full can of budweiser chucked at me last...

Had a full can of budweiser chucked at me last year, missed by a mile, thankfully.
Forum: Touring
05-05-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By Vexxer

I think I would just spend a year cycling around...

I think I would just spend a year cycling around Europe. I have never been, and there is so many places I want to go and see, that I could easily take up a year just there.
Forum: Touring
05-05-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,664
Posted By Vexxer

Does anyone have a recommendation on an...

Does anyone have a recommendation on an inexpensive tent (in the US)? I know even less about camping then I do about touring bikes. I am a big guy. (6'5, 225lbs)
Forum: Touring
05-05-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 282,461
Posted By Vexxer

Opinions please. I am looking at this, and the...

Opinions please. I am looking at this, and the Kona Sutra. Im not buying anything right away, I am gonna do a few over nighters first with what I have to make sure its something I really want to do,...
Forum: Touring
05-05-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,322
Posted By Vexxer

Is the Topeak explorer series any good? One came...

Is the Topeak explorer series any good? One came with my Tricross when I bought it used (previous owner used it as a commuter), and I took it off and have it sitting in a closet. Figured I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,840
Posted By Vexxer

What is your flexibility like? Do you have back...

What is your flexibility like? Do you have back issues? Road bikes come in two main forms, Race, and Endurance. Race, you are more bent over (aero), Endurance, you are more upright, better for people...
Forum: Touring
05-03-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 282,461
Posted By Vexxer

What is the logic behind bar end shiifters? Cost,...

What is the logic behind bar end shiifters? Cost, or maybe easier to repair? It kinda shocked me when I just started looking, seeing how the majority of touring bikes have them.
05-03-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,924
Posted By Vexxer

Without knowing your budget, or the type of...

Without knowing your budget, or the type of riding you want to do, its an impossible question to answer.
05-03-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,244
Posted By Vexxer

Brooks B17 Pre aged

My apologies, I'm sure its been asked before but I could not find it (yes, I did search). Does anyone have any experience with the Brooked B17 Pre-Aged? Is their really a difference in it in terms of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,482
Posted By Vexxer

Cycling caps brims are not big enough to shield...

Cycling caps brims are not big enough to shield your eyes, at least none I have ever seen.
Forum: Touring
05-02-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By Vexxer

Are there any other touring companies like...

Are there any other touring companies like Adventure Cycling that offer educational tours for people new to this? THe one that would be local to me started yesterday, and I guess wont happen again...
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