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09-03-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,249
Posted By Shadowx

Pedal recommendations

Getting back on my bike. I did not get out last year or this year so far. and I need to get back at it. I need some pedal recommendations, standard style. Previously I broke my stock pedals, switched...
12-16-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By Shadowx

wahoo tickr x / runfit app cadence problems

hey, just got the tickr x. Having trouble with the cadence readings in the wahoo runfit app. It is working fine in wahoo fitness. it is only reading 1/2 of the actual cadence with the runfit app. Did...
12-16-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

285 give or take 2-3. i upgraded the rear wheel...

285 give or take 2-3. i upgraded the rear wheel to a velocity chukker 36 spoke.
11-04-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

yeah its a thousand times batter. i have only...

yeah its a thousand times batter. i have only missed my old casette a couple times with its large 32 tooth cog. that said i have been able to do everything i needed to and not had to walk. Glad i...
11-04-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By Shadowx

Nice! I don't like going that fast, I hit 42 once...

Nice! I don't like going that fast, I hit 42 once in high school and it was way too fast for me. I try to keep it under 30 now.
10-31-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By Shadowx

i use the 'wahoo utility" app on my phone for...

i use the 'wahoo utility" app on my phone for updates. findes the device, checks for updates, installs updates if you want.
10-31-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By Shadowx

wheel is done for. rim is shot, cracked around a...

wheel is done for. rim is shot, cracked around a bunch of the spoke holes. put the warranty money towards a velocity chukker rear wheel.
10-28-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By Shadowx

great! thanks a ton! i was wondering the same...

great! thanks a ton! i was wondering the same thing. Got mountain bike bars. Phone for maps, basic bike computer, But I need room for a front light and a bell. stupid curvy mountain bike handles,...
10-27-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By Shadowx

Clyde is 200lb plus, don't believe height has...

Clyde is 200lb plus, don't believe height has anything to do with it
10-25-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By Shadowx

after talking with my LBS guys a good bit I...

after talking with my LBS guys a good bit I decided the sames, found out the rim was cracked too as several spoke holes. Used the warranty money towards a set of Velocity Chukkers 36 spoke. gonna...
10-25-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By Shadowx

just garbage seems to be an issue. LBS told me...

just garbage seems to be an issue. LBS told me they had had some spoke issues after i blew the first 2 (one blew while riding, 2nd blew while they were truing it after replacing the first one). they...
10-25-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By Shadowx

trying to getting her fixed so I can ride her,...

trying to getting her fixed so I can ride her, manufacturer warranty will cover the spokes and 1/2 of the build cost.
Tensioned and trued is out of the question, the other spokes have been over...
10-25-17, 02:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By Shadowx

country back roads, nothing cazy, some tar and...

country back roads, nothing cazy, some tar and pea gravel here and there. Marin Larkspur CS2. snapped the heads off the spokes at the hub. 32spoke front and rear.
10-24-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By Shadowx

Warranty responses

Trying to figure if I got a bum deal or not. Bought a new bike. 3 spokes blow out in 2 months and, 550 road miles. Manufacturer is covering the spokes and 1/2 of the build cost under warranty. There...
10-24-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Shadowx

Where's the link man. They have several different...

Where's the link man. They have several different styles of boxer briefs
10-24-17, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,955
Posted By Shadowx

Yes it would block wind. The other thing to...

Yes it would block wind. The other thing to consider is it's reflective and emisseve qualities. Directly against the foot it should absorb but not want to radiate heat. In the shoe with space arou d...
10-24-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By Shadowx

Made up my mind, or rather it got made up for me....

Made up my mind, or rather it got made up for me. Dropped her off today and the rim/hoop was shot as well. Had cracks in the rim at several of the spoke nipples. Put the warranty rebuild money...
10-21-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By Shadowx

Yeah, haven't even seen the guy yet, he only...

Yeah, haven't even seen the guy yet, he only works on Tuesdays. Gonna go in and talk with him when i drop the wheel off, get a better feel for his plans and make sure he knows what i am hoping for.
10-20-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By Shadowx

Unfortunately since this is being covered under...

Unfortunately since this is being covered under warranty from the bike company i am a little limited on my options. I am not sure if my shop has tripple butted spokes, i know they have double...
10-18-17, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By Shadowx

I agree. I intend to have this wheel built with...

I agree. I intend to have this wheel built with double butter, but I gotta talk diameter with the guy. My spokes are not breaking at the elbow, they are popping the heads off right at the head, not...
10-12-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By Shadowx

Yeah I'm gonna have her re spokes. Rear hub is...

Yeah I'm gonna have her re spokes. Rear hub is the wrong size too. Gonna have wheels built in the spring, hope these hold out for now. I run 383mm tires, it will fit 38 for sure. Thinking about 28mm...
10-11-17, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,499
Posted By Shadowx

I'm thinking winter training. Cheap indoor bike...

I'm thinking winter training. Cheap indoor bike $114 off amazon, swap pedal and cadence from bike to indoor bike and bam, done.
10-11-17, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,499
Posted By Shadowx

what if you threw power meter pedals on?

what if you threw power meter pedals on?
10-11-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,967
Posted By Shadowx

I also ride back country roads, but am always...

I also ride back country roads, but am always surprised by the number of segments I see. I try to make ones that make sense to me, roads I always go down to get out where I am going. I usually make...
10-10-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By Shadowx

The nashbar wheel is supposed to be hand built....

The nashbar wheel is supposed to be hand built. Bike shop said they are gonna use their spokes, better. Bike company is only paying 1/2 of the build cost, other 1/2 is on me.
10-10-17, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By Shadowx

All i mean is I push hard on my rides. Usually...

All i mean is I push hard on my rides. Usually stand up and jam on the pedals through intersections. Some of the routes I have have some hills. I try to stand up and climb when i can. Just mean like...
10-09-17, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By Shadowx

Re build or replace wheels?

Blown 3 spokes so far on my new bike in less than 600 miles. Snapped the heads off 2, broke one at the nipple. 6ft 287lb, ride somewhat aggressively on a Marin larkspur cs2.

Warranty will cover...
10-06-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By Shadowx

yeah, its a great setup.

yeah, its a great setup.
10-05-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,165
Posted By Shadowx

80 lb over what? how much does he weight? What...

80 lb over what? how much does he weight? What kind of riding is he going to be doing, road, paved trail, dirt trail?
tri bike as in triathalon? How tall is he? Whats your budget? $50, or were you...
10-01-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By Shadowx

Well Spoke #3 blew out today. Was riding along,...

Well Spoke #3 blew out today. Was riding along, had just stopped pedaling, and ping. Broke the head of the spoke in the hub. Had to make the call o shame and have the wife come get me. Dropped her...
10-01-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,251
Posted By Shadowx

Thanks been looking for a better budget wheel to...

Thanks been looking for a better budget wheel to hold my weight, already popped 2 spokes on my rear. popped a 3rd today.
09-28-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

I would have gone 12-28 if I could have found it,...

I would have gone 12-28 if I could have found it, Get her on the bike today, so far feels great! indexing fine, feels a LOT better. got a short ride down the street, gonna do maybe 5-10 miles today...
09-28-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

the casette is AMAZING! Just got her on the hub...

the casette is AMAZING! Just got her on the hub and on the bike. Took her for a quick spin down the street, feels great. gears are all playing/indexing nice. gained some range in the large ring....
09-27-17, 11:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,083
Posted By Shadowx

Land without winter sounds nice but not terrible...

Land without winter sounds nice but not terrible practical, lol. Forgot about th bat bike, saw a youtube review of a cheap $500 fat, they are badass. Not much room to store on and tires are wicked...
09-27-17, 11:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,419
Posted By Shadowx

Sounds like your out of SOL, dont know what yo...

Sounds like your out of SOL, dont know what yo tell you on that. Maybe call and Attourney, see what your legal options are. I never ship fedex, USPS or UPS only. I always get full insurance for the...
09-27-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,496
Posted By Shadowx

Mr tuffey liners , sealant in tubes... cheap and...

Mr tuffey liners , sealant in tubes... cheap and easy.
09-27-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

If I shift up to the big ring I usually have to...

If I shift up to the big ring I usually have to drop 2 in the back. 2 feels a bit heavy, 3 is too too light, no good drop. going from big to small, usually up 1-2 but neither feels quite right i is...
09-27-17, 10:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,083
Posted By Shadowx

Winter is coming, what works to keep going.

How do you guys train in the winter. This will be my first cycling. Was thinking about getting a trainer and a program, seen a couple, zwift is the only one I can remember. My bike shop has classes...
09-27-17, 09:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

I believe the front chain ring I have is rivited....

I believe the front chain ring I have is rivited. It is a shimano per Marin, but its a lower grde, so no swapping out my middle chain ring. that would have been the simplest option. I ordered a...
09-27-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

I don't have a case of upgrade itis. This is the...

I don't have a case of upgrade itis. This is the first bike I have bought in around 17 years and by far the nicest. I love the bike, and am very happy with it. I am having trouble with the gearing, I...
09-26-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

Changing my rear casette is probably my best...

Changing my rear casette is probably my best option. Ordered a Shimano Sora 8 speed 11-28. nice even grouping, 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28. should just be a casette swap and a little derailer adjustment.
09-26-17, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

yeah, but it still would have been more...

yeah, but it still would have been more expensive. Had to work 16hrs of overtime to get her. Hadn't really ridden since high school 17yrs ago or so. That was back on my old 10 speed road-ish bike 2x5...
09-26-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By Shadowx

The website says 32, 14ga stainless spokes.

The website says 32, 14ga stainless spokes.
09-25-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By Shadowx

thanks a ton! my concern was whether or not the...

thanks a ton! my concern was whether or not the triple buttes spokes would fit through my current spoke holes. This is my first time dealing with this stuff. Last time I rode a LOT was high school...
09-25-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

I got her on sale for $399. Yes but the question...

I got her on sale for $399. Yes but the question is value not over all cost. If the bike came with a better groupset to begin with it would have cost that much more. For me a quality and taylored...
09-25-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

Thankfully I have a free hub. That was one of my...

Thankfully I have a free hub. That was one of my concerns. I was initially hoping to just change the rear casette, but going from a 8 to 10-11 speed rear means a different chain and changing the...
Forum: Touring
09-24-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,752
Posted By Shadowx

make sure you get in the yard, not the portch....

make sure you get in the yard, not the portch. ground, congrete, and or wood are different.
09-24-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,480
Posted By Shadowx

yeah but steady flash is mighty hard on battery...

yeah but steady flash is mighty hard on battery life
09-24-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shadowx

Gearing for a Clyde

I have a Marin Larkspur CS2 hybrid. Im struggling with the gearing cant get comfortable got a little over 500 miles on her. In the high end on the middle ring and cant go low enough on the big ring....
09-24-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,480
Posted By Shadowx

triple flash 100% of the time

triple flash 100% of the time
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