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05-29-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Pinyon

One of the titanium rails on one of my old...

One of the titanium rails on one of my old saddles broke/shattered on a steep climb a few of years ago, about 25 miles from my house.

I used a stout y-shaped stick, two velcro reflective ankle...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,269
Posted By Pinyon

Paved bike trail... This really is NOT a...

Paved bike trail...

This really is NOT a "the cool kids ride on the road" response.

BUT

You simply can't ride far and fast enough to get into shape here, riding on MUPs. It is hard to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,125
Posted By Pinyon

Bike ninja 246224

Bike ninja

246224
04-23-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Pinyon

You won't really know until you show up. Try a C...

You won't really know until you show up. Try a C first, and see what happens.

If they are faster than you, then riding with them once a week will improve your own speed really quickly. You...
04-23-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By Pinyon

I think that he will kill Open Pros fast. They...

I think that he will kill Open Pros fast. They are not made to take big impacts, and like with Mr. Beanz, they fall apart on me just hitting potholes and going over rather smooth RR tracks.

He...
04-23-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 958
Posted By Pinyon

Stuff like that happens so fast. Glad you...

Stuff like that happens so fast.

Glad you are okay.
04-20-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,532
Posted By Pinyon

This seems to work for me: 1) I write down...

This seems to work for me:

1) I write down everything that I eat and drink. Down to the 1/2 teaspoon of condiments and sauces. This is just to keep me "honest" about how many carbs I eat, and my...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,766
Posted By Pinyon

How you handle it mostly depends on where you...

How you handle it mostly depends on where you live.

Here in Northern Colorado, there are lots of cyclists. Some of them are real jerks to automobile drivers, so lots of us try to be "good will"...
04-19-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,219
Posted By Pinyon

Which do you like better? Chocolate or...

Which do you like better?

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Very similar argument to what we have here. It is just preference.

That said:

If I'm riding with more than 60 lbs of touring gear on a...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,766
Posted By Pinyon

I never thought of aiming pinch shots...hmmmm

I never thought of aiming pinch shots...hmmmm
04-17-12, 05:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,219
Posted By Pinyon

I like compacts. Just a personal choice. A...

I like compacts. Just a personal choice. A 50x34 in the front, and 11-28 (9-speed) in the rear gives me plenty of granny gear.

AND...I'm just lazy about shifting. Unless I'm on a prolonged...
04-17-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Pinyon

You should at least feel a slight urge to urinate...

You should at least feel a slight urge to urinate very 1 - 1.5 hours or so.

I always drink enough in hot weather. It is when it is cool or cold outside, that I often "forget."

Enough fluids...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,181
Posted By Pinyon

I like Aluminum. Mostly because: 1) It does...

I like Aluminum. Mostly because:

1) It does not rust. I'm hard on paint and too slack to paint the dings. And I have had a seat-stay rust and crack on a steel bike...

2) I like a REALLY...
01-19-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,331
Posted By Pinyon

+4 If modesty is an issue, get the ones...

+4

If modesty is an issue, get the ones with thicker fabric (cheaper ones have thin fabric, and in bright sun, a definite "crack shadow" can be seen from behind). and longer legs.

Stay with...
01-05-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By Pinyon

The most wind-proof thing that I have is a $15...

The most wind-proof thing that I have is a $15 pull-over nylon shell from WallMart. I got it 2-3 sizes too big. No zipper for the wind to slip through, or to mess with while wearing thick gloves.
...
01-03-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,104
Posted By Pinyon

I agree with both sides here. If you lock...

I agree with both sides here.

If you lock me in a closet and feed me 1400 calories a day, I will definitely lose weight, and keep it off...until you let me out of the closet. My doctor had me...
01-03-12, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By Pinyon

Stopping the wind is the important thing. Just...

Stopping the wind is the important thing. Just about any shell jacket works for me.

Keeping my neck and face covered also really helps. I like a full-face balaclava from 35F - 20F.

Below...
12-03-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Pinyon

I've broken a pair of Shimano road pedals. But I...

I've broken a pair of Shimano road pedals. But I think it was really due to slamming into a curb during a wreck a few weeks before that.

Pedals are really hard to break. You are more likely to...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,798
Posted By Pinyon

At unsafe intersections, I usually go straight,...

At unsafe intersections, I usually go straight, stop on the other side of the road, turn my bike left with traffic going that way, and then go straight again.

Biking is much safer here than in...
11-23-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,517
Posted By Pinyon

Cateye uses Candlepower, while most everybody...

Cateye uses Candlepower, while most everybody else uses Lumens. Completely different types of measurement. Apples and oranges.

Lumens measure how much raw light is put out. Candlepower...
11-17-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By Pinyon

I use a ruler. Be careful if you have a rear...

I use a ruler.

Be careful if you have a rear derailure. I keep my chain so well-lubed and clean, that if I don't watch it, by the time I notice that it needs changing, I also need to replace the...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-11, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By Pinyon

I got some Nashbar grocery panniers. Like $15...

I got some Nashbar grocery panniers. Like $15 each side. I can haul quite a bit in those.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,238
Posted By Pinyon

I like double-sided SPDs with cycling shoes that...

I like double-sided SPDs with cycling shoes that have rubber in the arch. You can pedal through an intersection without clipping in, and not worry about slipping off the pedal. I do this on my road...
11-10-11, 03:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,517
Posted By Pinyon

I ride with two flashlights to the front. Both...

I ride with two flashlights to the front. Both take standard AAA batteries, and I have a piece of an old inner-tube folded-over 3-4 times near the center of the flashlights, so that they stay put...
09-10-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,032
Posted By Pinyon

I don't like arm warmers, but mostly because I'm...

I don't like arm warmers, but mostly because I'm kind of funny about tight stuff on my arms.

I prefer to take along a really light poly shell jacket. I can leave it unzipped and tuck it into my...
09-10-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By Pinyon

I say test ride more than a few, and get the one...

I say test ride more than a few, and get the one that hits the sweet-spot for how it feels to you, and the price.

Equipment-wise, I know that you will be able to find non-WSD stuff that will work...
09-02-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,857
Posted By Pinyon

Yeah. I wore-out a 9-speed cassette last year,...

Yeah. I wore-out a 9-speed cassette last year, and was looking around for a LBS that had a SRAM 11-28 model. This one employee tried to talk me into buying an entire 10-speed group (shifters/brake...
09-02-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,857
Posted By Pinyon

It could be a "talking style" problem. Some...

It could be a "talking style" problem. Some people, especially with people under 35 years old in the U.S., would think that they are asking the customer questions, just by adding the word "depends"...
08-20-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 485
Posted By Pinyon

You won't believe how far the right gear will...

You won't believe how far the right gear will take you outside. I don't ride in ice, but commute to work in just about anything else.

My commute is only 4 miles each way, though.

I hate home...
08-20-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Pinyon

I've had more flats with the folding bead ultra...

I've had more flats with the folding bead ultra gatorskins than with the wire beaded ones. What do you guys ride?

I switched from Armadillos years ago because of how fast the center bead wore...
08-19-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Pinyon

Back to Ultra Gatorskins

I cut a big gash in a tire sidewall about two years ago, and the nearest bike shop did not have ultra gatorskins. Since it was my commuter bike anyway, I went ahead and got a Bontrager Race Lite...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Pinyon

I don't think that flags are that noticeable. ...

I don't think that flags are that noticeable.

I prefer blinky lights (red to the rear, white to the front), bright-colored jerseys and/or jackets (screaming yellow or other day-glo colors), and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Pinyon

Lots of us bigger riders have had good luck with...

Lots of us bigger riders have had good luck with 32 or 36 spoke rims. While it is true that most brands will do, people that are really hard on wheels seem to be partial to Velocity Deep Vs and...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,485
Posted By Pinyon

The Modos that came with my bike lasted about 3/4...

The Modos that came with my bike lasted about 3/4 as long as Conti Ultra Gatorskins, but gave little warning that they were worn out. I had just started noticing a flat spot down-the-center, and two...
08-14-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pinyon

I don't like bibs. I'm bigger in my hips,...

I don't like bibs.

I'm bigger in my hips, legs, and butt; and bibs tend to go GO WAY TOO LOW in the front to wear in public.

I also have a bad habit of pulling-up my jersey to wipe my eyes...
08-14-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By Pinyon

I also prefer to just stop, and ride the rest of...

I also prefer to just stop, and ride the rest of the way up after a drink, nature-break in the nearby bushes, etc.

I agree with Mr. Beanz about not pushing it too hard with hills. I usually...
08-14-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,078
Posted By Pinyon

Yep, practice on flat areas first. Traffic...

Yep, practice on flat areas first. Traffic intersections where you have to stop are good too. Practice jumping up and powering through the intersection while standing. The increased acceleration...
08-14-11, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Pinyon

Scary stuff. I'm also glad you are ok. When...

Scary stuff. I'm also glad you are ok.

When stuff like that happens to me, I tend to get really gun-shy about riding. I get over that gut-level fear a lot faster, if I face it right away. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,485
Posted By Pinyon

My 2008 Allez runs just fine on 28s. I think that...

My 2008 Allez runs just fine on 28s. I think that the rear triangle has the same dimensions.
08-08-11, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,761
Posted By Pinyon

I carry both, AND a shrader-to-presta valve...

I carry both, AND a shrader-to-presta valve adapter for gas station air pumps.

I almost always use my frame pump (another Topeak Roadmorph user).

I only use the CO2 in bad weather, or I'm in a...
08-05-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By Pinyon

I also wear a bandanna under my helmet. It helps...

I also wear a bandanna under my helmet. It helps with sweat, but it is mostly to keep my middle-aged and balding scalp from getting sunburned under the helmet vents.

No dignity left...
08-05-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By Pinyon

The shorts and stuff are just for comfort for...

The shorts and stuff are just for comfort for most people.

Cycling shorts don't ride up your legs, or other places, chafe as much, etc. I didn't know how much time I spent fussing with my pants...
08-05-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By Pinyon

I think that the Volt should work just fine. I...

I think that the Volt should work just fine. I have a Bell Slant, that has lasted longer than much more expensive Giro helmets that I've had in the past.

Padding in expensive helmets often have...
08-04-11, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,155
Posted By Pinyon

That is an excellent bike shop. They really want...

That is an excellent bike shop. They really want your return business.
08-02-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,465
Posted By Pinyon

Actually, Selle Italia makes many of the saddles...

Actually, Selle Italia makes many of the saddles sold by Terry.

If you look around, you can get a cheaper price on the same saddle from one or the other company.

However, they make so many...
08-02-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,465
Posted By Pinyon

People are not all made the same. Brooks saddles...

People are not all made the same. Brooks saddles HURT me. I've tried them a couple of times. The last time I tried a B-17, I rode on that saddle for about a month before I gave up (about 150 miles...
08-02-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 757
Posted By Pinyon

If you are new to the area, you could take a car...

If you are new to the area, you could take a car and a paper street map to scope-out a few potential routes. Then, I'd ride the most likely one on a weekend before you try your new commute.

Or,...
07-26-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,085
Posted By Pinyon

I agree about the hand pain. I like my...

I agree about the hand pain. I like my handlebars slightly taller and farther out than many, for that reason.

Since your arms are less up-and-down, it forces you to put more pressure on your...
07-25-11, 04:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,218
Posted By Pinyon

It depends on where you live. When I lived...

It depends on where you live.

When I lived in Charlotte, NC in the 1980s, I had stuff thrown at me all the time (lit cigarettes, full cups of soda, food, etc.).

The only people that have...
07-19-11, 04:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,483
Posted By Pinyon

I get made fun of too. Here is what I carry on...

I get made fun of too. Here is what I carry on road rides:


Two spare tubes (add two 26x2+ when commuting and I have my trunk-bag)
The tubes are in empty plastic bags, that make the tubes...
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