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03-17-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By mtalinm

hey JFB, I now work in Kenmore Square so now we...

hey JFB, I now work in Kenmore Square so now we have perfectly opposing commutes. maybe we will be going the same direction at the same time one of these days...
Forum: Recumbent
11-21-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,938
Posted By mtalinm

elbows at your sides?!? that sounds great. any...

elbows at your sides?!? that sounds great. any particular model to look for? I am completely new to the genre, not even sure which stores carry them.
Forum: Recumbent
11-21-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,938
Posted By mtalinm

recumbent while recovering from shoulder surgery?

hi, active cyclist here who had rotator-cuff repair surgery a month ago. it could be months until I am cleared to ride a regular bike, given both the extension necessary to ride one and the risk of...
07-07-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,586
Posted By mtalinm

please tell me Tony's yellow jersey is legit

no, not doping. but I wonder whether the peleton just let Martin go today out of sympathy for Cav quitting on him two days ago & yesterday's near-miss.

they were interviewing someone from Sky who...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,824
Posted By mtalinm

I love Cocoons. My prescription is so strong that...

I love Cocoons. My prescription is so strong that they can't make wraparound sunglasses for me. I used to have transition lenses, but sun and wind always got in from the sides. Cocoons are great and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By mtalinm

Ignore the comments about...

Ignore the comments about you-can-get-better-components-with-bike-X. What sets the Domane apart is the decoupling of the seat tube and seatstays. It glides over bumps and potholes like few other...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,882
Posted By mtalinm

Have also done that. Did not have tools to...

Have also done that. Did not have tools to reattach so got onto the subway during rush hour, with tons of people staring at me. Happened to run into the one guy at work who has a set of bike tools,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,882
Posted By mtalinm

Snapped my front derailed 40 miles from home,...

Snapped my front derailed 40 miles from home, trying to pedal uphill while it hardest gear.

Should have thought to put it in the middle ring and head home, but called my wife. She has not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,190
Posted By mtalinm

I also found that the shorts with padded...

I also found that the shorts with padded underwear did not work. But I kept the shorts and just throw them on over bibs. Otherwise it would be Bad News ... you are probably too thin to understand.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,190
Posted By mtalinm

Yeah, as an uberclyde I feel like a dork. So I...

Yeah, as an uberclyde I feel like a dork. So I slip a pair of thin baggy shorts over the Lycra and it works for me. Every now and then the loose shorts will get caught on the nose of the saddle, but...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,793
Posted By mtalinm

I commute 13 miles into Boston on a Trek Domane....

I commute 13 miles into Boston on a Trek Domane. I fit a 30mm Schwalbe tire up front and a 28mm Continental in back, a bit wider than the stock 25s.

Great bike for urban commuting, quite...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By mtalinm

It would be easier for us to help you if you were...

It would be easier for us to help you if you were less vague than "South End to Allston." Not asking for your home & work address, but how about a couple of nearby intersections?
02-20-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By mtalinm

when you get to drought conditions, we'll start...

when you get to drought conditions, we'll start bragging about how much water we have. enough, OK?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,652
Posted By mtalinm

I wore a Microsoft Band on my wrist and a...

I wore a Microsoft Band on my wrist and a PowerCal HR strap on my chest for a 45-minute ride. the reported HR was within 2 bpm of each other. can't tell you whether the trends diverged during the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,508
Posted By mtalinm

I'll bet that most of these men-in-spandex haters...

I'll bet that most of these men-in-spandex haters spend hours per week watching NFL players prance about in skintight gear below the waist
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-14, 09:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,195
Posted By mtalinm

Garmin's...monopolistic power? that's a good one.

Garmin's...monopolistic power? that's a good one.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-14, 12:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,195
Posted By mtalinm

enter half your actual weight in the garmin...

enter half your actual weight in the garmin device and you will get more believable estimates
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,411
Posted By mtalinm

True but inly open to bikes a few times per year...

True but inly open to bikes a few times per year for expensive races. I did it once and am pretty sure i hold the record for slowest ride ever ��
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,113
Posted By mtalinm

indeed, I have the same tire in back. 28 Schwalbe...

indeed, I have the same tire in back. 28 Schwalbe (Marathons) would not fit there. clearance must be closer to 27 as the Contis run a bit narrow. read somewhere that Cancellara rides 27s for cobble...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,113
Posted By mtalinm

32 up front? I haven't tried an AW2, but 30 was...

32 up front? I haven't tried an AW2, but 30 was the biggest I could fit in Schwalbe.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,113
Posted By mtalinm

My Domane takes a 30mm tire in front (Schwalbe...

My Domane takes a 30mm tire in front (Schwalbe Marathon Racer, also studded Winter) and a 28 Continental GP 4 Seasons in back. I went through a bunch of different tires and those were the widest I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By mtalinm

Hearty congratulations to you! That's...

Hearty congratulations to you!
That's certainly one way to work up an appetite.
Very nice that you had a support car. One other approach is to take a crisscross route that goes by your house every...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-14, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By mtalinm

also 20 miles here. a real treat to ride with Jim...

also 20 miles here. a real treat to ride with Jim from Boston, who has made a full recovery after someone rear-ended him on a ride home a couple of years ago and put him in the hospital. we took it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,151
Posted By mtalinm

I'll never have a vehicle as convenient for bikes...

I'll never have a vehicle as convenient for bikes as was my minivan. but it is gone now.

I have grown quite attached to the Saris Freedom hitch rack, though. it is just wonderful:
* room for 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,023
Posted By mtalinm

maybe you're right, I'll ask the doc. facial hair...

maybe you're right, I'll ask the doc. facial hair grows apace. top of the head is thinning for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,023
Posted By mtalinm

shaved my legs and never grew back

crashed a few years back and after painful separation of hair, gravel, etc decided to shave.

then I took the winter off and noticed something disturbing: the leg hair did not grow back.

a year...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-14, 07:20 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,371
Posted By mtalinm

Honda Element or a minivan are pretty much the...

Honda Element or a minivan are pretty much the only things where you can just roll the bike in. I miss my minivan for this reason!

If I drop the rear seats in my VW Touareg I can slide a bike in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,722
Posted By mtalinm

look for the setting named "Do a Less Sucky Job...

look for the setting named "Do a Less Sucky Job Of Imputing Power Without a Power Meter."

seriously, if it were easy to do without a power meter, we wouldn't need power meters. the PowerCal is not...
10-05-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,128
Posted By mtalinm

I'm somewhere in uberclyde territory. my...

I'm somewhere in uberclyde territory.

my road bike had 25s for years. then I realized I could fit a 30 on the front and a skinny 28 on the back.

feels a bit more stable now, with less tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By mtalinm

been running these for years & love 'em. just...

been running these for years & love 'em. just switched from 25s to 28s on my Domane.
09-23-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By mtalinm

serious? pictures please!! I need to meet my twin...

serious? pictures please!! I need to meet my twin :-)

The Roubaix was set up as a climber - I bought the long-cage derailleur and MTB cassette for it. now it has the standard cassette from the...
09-23-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By mtalinm

I might recommend the Domane 2.0 (Domane 2.0 -...

I might recommend the Domane 2.0 (Domane 2.0 - Trek Bicycle (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/endurance_race/domane/domane_2_0/)#). Aluminum frame, but it has the isospeed decoupler which is...
09-23-14, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By mtalinm

boycotting the scale

thought I would try something different this time around. I'm not weighing myself anymore.

the scale just messes with my mind. even when I weigh myself first thing in the morning (after a trip to...
09-22-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By mtalinm

finally got in a decent ride with the bigger...

finally got in a decent ride with the bigger tires and all I can say is, wow! why didn't I swap these a couple years ago?

(change was 25/24 to 30/28)
09-21-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By mtalinm

slight update: i put a 30mm Schwalbe Marathon...

slight update: i put a 30mm Schwalbe Marathon Racer up front and a 28mm Conti Four Season GP in back and it feels more supportive of my girth.

note: I had to lose the fenders for these to fit....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

Conti GP Four Seasons 28 fits great in back. With...

Conti GP Four Seasons 28 fits great in back. With the 30 Schwalbe Marathon Racer in front this is set up really well for a heavy guy like me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

i've settled on a 30c Schwalbe Marathon Racer up...

i've settled on a 30c Schwalbe Marathon Racer up front and a 28c Vittoria Randonneur Cross in back.

28c Marathon wouldn't fit in back, grr.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

no go on the Kenda Kwicker 32c up front. maybe if...

no go on the Kenda Kwicker 32c up front. maybe if I sanded down the tread a bit... wonder whether a 32c Marathon might fit

ordered a 28c Marathon for the back and then saw it was tight for someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

funny you should ask, was just looking that up...

funny you should ask, was just looking that up myself: http://www.amazon.com/Continental-Grand-4-Season-Bicycle-700x25/dp/B001EC2LKU/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1410833378&sr=8-30&keywords=schwalbe+tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

Marathon racer 30s fit great in front. Slightly...

Marathon racer 30s fit great in front. Slightly too big in back. Kenda kwick 30s also too big in back.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,653
Posted By mtalinm

we slow people hate it when you remind us that...

we slow people hate it when you remind us that you are faster than we are. don't say hello. just pass us please and keep to yourself
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

Kenda Kwick 30c, check. With plenty of space. ...

Kenda Kwick 30c, check. With plenty of space.

schwalbe marathon racers should arrive monday

Kendal Kwick 32c arrives on Tuesday
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

MODS: pls delete bmcphx's omment. keep it clean,...

MODS: pls delete bmcphx's omment. keep it clean, kids and keep the thread from getting locked
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-14, 03:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

32 R2 up front, really? this I gotta try.

32 R2 up front, really? this I gotta try.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-14, 03:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

certainly thought about it, but those two-tone...

certainly thought about it, but those two-tone frames are so ugly unless you have $$ for the 6.9
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

the rear is much tighter on my 4.5 - a Vittoria...

the rear is much tighter on my 4.5 - a Vittoria Randonneur (sp?) Cross fits nicely but I don't think I could go any higher.

I tried a 32c Continental tour Plus but it was narrower than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

just finished trying. it was okayish up until...

just finished trying. it was okayish up until 20-40psi, but at the 60-80 inflation it was rubbing on the fork.

oh well. I'll start looking for 30c road tires...the cross tire seemed to have a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

have not tried (not much ice this time of year)...

have not tried (not much ice this time of year) but thought that would affect only the underside of the tire (i.e., drop) not the top. would it in theory spread the tire near the top of the fork? I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,873
Posted By mtalinm

i left the 28 on the back, and it is just fine....

i left the 28 on the back, and it is just fine. seems tighter in back than front. don't know whether the studs would work in back, but mostly I worry about the front for ice.

the rim is from a...
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