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Forum: Recumbent
01-18-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,711
Posted By kingston

It doesn't have to be an either/or thing. I...

It doesn't have to be an either/or thing. I bought a used recumbent two seasons ago and rode it exclusively for about 6 weeks @ 200-300 miles a week including a late season 400k. I like riding my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,235
Posted By kingston

I was looking for a travel bike for randonneuring...

I was looking for a travel bike for randonneuring and to get everything in the case and keep it under 50 pounds titanium is hard to beat. My Seven has S&S couplers, eyelets for rack and fenders,...
01-17-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By kingston

I picked up a set of these wera keys...

I picked up a set of these wera keys (https://www.bike-components.de/en/Wera/L-Keys-for-Hexagon-Socket-Screws-p41861/) when I was ordering some other things a while ago and they're a lot better than...
01-13-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By kingston

That sounds like a sweet setup. I asked because I...

That sounds like a sweet setup. I asked because I was looking for cheap transportation for my daughter at university. I initially thought ebike but ended up going moped. I got the moped for $1200 +...
01-13-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By kingston

Running an electric motor on bike paths/lanes...

Running an electric motor on bike paths/lanes that you can't access with a gas motor makes total sense to me. OP has a rural commute with 28-29 mph average and is looking for faster speeds. Even the...
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By kingston

I picked up a used recumbent a couple of years...

I picked up a used recumbent a couple of years ago and rode a late season 400k. I was surprised at how different it was. I rode about a thousand miles in a month and was still about a mile-an-hour...
01-12-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By kingston

I understand why people may want to use an e-bike...

I understand why people may want to use an e-bike for urban commuting, but what's the advantage of an ebike vs. a motorcycle or a scooter for a 14 mile rural commute?
01-10-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By kingston

Radio Flyer used to sell a little 10" fixed gear...

Radio Flyer used to sell a little 10" fixed gear that all four of my kids rode when they were little after the tricycles. Pretty sure I never took the training wheels off that one. Now it looks like...
01-09-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By kingston

My kids rode tricycles when they were 3.

My kids rode tricycles when they were 3.
01-09-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By kingston

I was probably just looking for a reason to rest...

I was probably just looking for a reason to rest more.
01-09-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By kingston

All training load is not created equal. It's a...

All training load is not created equal. It's a lot easier for me to get a high CTL doing a few tempo rides during the week and riding brevets every weekend than someone riding intervals all week and...
01-08-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By kingston

My CTL is about the same as yours from around...

My CTL is about the same as yours from around June-September. After my last long ride of last season at the end of September, I started weight-lifting 3 days a week, with a few easy rides a week and...
01-07-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By kingston

I've used a power washer on some old wheels...

I've used a power washer on some old wheels before. Did an ok job of getting most of the grime off.
01-05-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,524
Posted By kingston

I'm addicted to caffeine, so I get a headache if...

I'm addicted to caffeine, so I get a headache if I don't have a little dose in the afternoon, which is what led me to put coffee in my bike-food in the first place.
01-05-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,524
Posted By kingston

I've never tried it, but it seems like...

I've never tried it, but it seems like maltodextrin mixed with gatorade and salts wouldn't taste that great. The ON Gold chocolate and vanilla flavors go nicely with the maltodextrin in addition to...
01-03-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By kingston

I used an etrex20x for many years as my main...

I used an etrex20x for many years as my main brevet navigation before I got a bolt last season, and I still carry it as a back-up now that our club uses e-proof-of-passage. The etrex doesn't navigate...
12-31-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By kingston

63rickert, you have a unique perspective on...

63rickert, you have a unique perspective on rollers. I ride a lot of fixed gear and a lot of rollers but never both at the same time. I can hold 150 rpm at ~30 mph on my FG for a minute or so which I...
12-28-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By kingston

I have a set of those old Nashbar rollers that I...

I have a set of those old Nashbar rollers that I used for a couple of winters. They're not bad for what they are. I think I paid less than a hundred dollars new for them years ago. I rode off them a...
12-24-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,942
Posted By kingston

I picked up a 90's 26" fusion for a thousand...

I picked up a 90's 26" fusion for a thousand dollars few years ago that we use for gravel and road too. Pretty sure it will fit 2.3" RH RTP's but we just use 1.75" paselas. If I were building a brand...
12-24-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,524
Posted By kingston

I've been using Carbonfiberboy 's bike food...

I've been using Carbonfiberboy 's bike food recipe for the last five seasons and like it a lot for longer rides. I buy 50 pound bags of maltodextrin...
Forum: Foo
12-23-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By kingston

I treated myself to a superautomatic espresso...

I treated myself to a superautomatic espresso machine this year to help endure WFH. I'm around 5 shots a day. It'll be tough going back to office coffee.
12-23-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,077
Posted By kingston

Everyone's risk tolerance is different, but I...

Everyone's risk tolerance is different, but I rode the Iron Porcupine 1,200k in August with about 40 other riders and another dozen or so volunteers. The RBA had really good ride safety plan...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By kingston

I'd be interested in a comparison of the RH...

I'd be interested in a comparison of the RH endurance casing to gravelkings if anyone has run both. RH-EL vs. gravelkings is a noticeable difference, but I've never bought anything but the EL's from...
12-17-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By kingston

This spec sheet...

This spec sheet (https://www.campagnolo.com/media/files/035_260_Technical%20manual%20-%20Mechanical%20units%20rear%20derailleur%20-%20Campagnolo_Rev03_07_17.pdf) says 34T, but you're right, I'd be at...
12-17-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By kingston

If you're looking for lower gearing, I'm using a...

If you're looking for lower gearing, I'm using a 46/30 chainset with SR11 and it works flawlessly. I also picked up a wolftooth and a 12-32t cassette, but I haven't tried it out yet.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,598
Posted By kingston

I use Vibra-Tite VC-3...

I use Vibra-Tite VC-3 (https://www.vibra-tite.com/threadlockers/removable-reusable-threadlockers/vibra-tite-vc-3-threadmate/) when I need a threadlocker on my bike or bike shoes.
12-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,518
Posted By kingston

When I was 8 my dad put drop bars and a road...

When I was 8 my dad put drop bars and a road saddle on a 5 speed stingray so I could ride RAGBRAI with him. We were among the first to start and last to finish every day.
12-03-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By kingston

This is what I do before I wax a chain for the...

This is what I do before I wax a chain for the first time.
https://moltenspeedwax.com/pages/clean-your-chain
The instructions make it seem a lot harder than it is in real life, and it's only once...
Replies: 92
Views: 5,416
Posted By kingston

I was riding with a guy on the last 200k of the...

I was riding with a guy on the last 200k of the season who got a puncture on his tubeless setup, and it took him over an hour to get going again. Maybe closer to 90 minutes. I talked to him at the...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,598
Posted By kingston

That's great to know. I've been looking at Lakes...

That's great to know. I've been looking at Lakes for my next pair of 2-bolt shoes. Sounds like the MX238 is the way to go for me too.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,598
Posted By kingston

XT pedals cost $120, are designed for off-road,...

XT pedals cost $120, are designed for off-road, and weigh nearly a pound. What is it that he likes about them other than he probably has them in stock? I can think of a bunch of 2-bolt pedals I'd buy...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,598
Posted By kingston

If you go that route please report back how it...

If you go that route please report back how it works out. The Lake MX241s with Time Cyclos looks like a fantastic long-distance setup on paper.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,598
Posted By kingston

For randonneuring most people use 2-bolt shoes...

For randonneuring most people use 2-bolt shoes and pedals because there's a lot of walking around and power output is steady and low. For normal-distance group road rides with more hard efforts...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By kingston

I run 38mm RH tires on my bike with 45mm...

I run 38mm RH tires on my bike with 45mm longboards, and I've never had a problem. They measure out at 35, so I'll go along with the 10mm minimum recommendations. I tried to run 40mm duranos and...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,518
Posted By kingston

Turns out I have a weakness for accumulating new...

Turns out I have a weakness for accumulating new tires. I bought some pedals from PBK recently and threw in a set of GP5000's that I don't really need just to get free shipping on the pedals. I must...
10-29-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By kingston

I just use a bike with a power meter on rollers...

I just use a bike with a power meter on rollers with golden cheetah. It's fine for me. Honestly just the rollers were fine for years before I got the power meter. My main goal over the winter is to...
10-27-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By kingston

MSRP is pretty high for what it is, but you...

MSRP is pretty high for what it is, but you should be able to find a deal somewhere.


The bearings are different; angular contact vs. ABEC-3. Neither one will work with the 30mm spindle on that...
Replies: 27
Views: 8,665
Posted By kingston

I wanted my light in the middle of the rack so I...

I wanted my light in the middle of the rack so I pieced together some fasteners from the hardware store. Not pretty but it works ok....
10-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By kingston

Pretty sure an Easton crank uses the same 30mm...

Pretty sure an Easton crank uses the same 30mm bottom bracket.
Replies: 90
Views: 13,574
Posted By kingston

I think you are going to have to bite the bullet...

I think you are going to have to bite the bullet and get a handlebar bag with a front rack and decaleur. That bike deserves it.
Replies: 90
Views: 13,574
Posted By kingston

The matching red fenders are fantastic! What's...

The matching red fenders are fantastic! What's your plan for luggage, downtube42 ?
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By kingston

Man-cards are a symbol of white ,male, straight,...

Man-cards are a symbol of white ,male, straight, cisgender privilege and have been discontinued. Hold onto yours if you still have one. It will be a collectors item someday.
Replies: 24
Views: 2,020
Posted By kingston

I agree but at least do something interesting to...

I agree but at least do something interesting to make it worth the effort and expense. A105 crosscheck strikes me as a very ordinary bike. Nothing wrong with that, but if I want an ordinary bike,...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,020
Posted By kingston

If you want a light bike with wide tires just get...

If you want a light bike with wide tires just get a gravel bike and strap on a 10-12 l saddle pack for brevets. Heckuva lot easier and cheaper than building your own bike from scratch.
Replies: 24
Views: 2,020
Posted By kingston

Cross-check is one of the most versatile frames...

Cross-check is one of the most versatile frames you can get, and I've seen a few of them on brevets, but if I were in the market for a budget brevet bike, I'd be looking at complete bikes, Masi...
Replies: 92
Views: 5,416
Posted By kingston

Tubeless riders are still in the small minority...

Tubeless riders are still in the small minority on the brevets I ride. I don't get enough flats and have too many wheelsets to make it worth the extra effort and expense.

I thought this was funny...
10-19-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,742
Posted By kingston

You must be talking about a track bike with no...

You must be talking about a track bike with no brakes. FG with brakes is no more dangerous than any other kind of bike.
10-15-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,742
Posted By kingston

fixed gear is badass. Single speed is for beach...

fixed gear is badass. Single speed is for beach cruisers and townies.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By kingston

There are plenty of reasons not to use waxed...

There are plenty of reasons not to use waxed chains, but not holding up in the rain isn't one of them. A waxed chain will last a 400k in the rain, which is as far as most people ever go in one day. I...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,964
Posted By kingston

See the other thread on the same topic...

See the other thread on the same topic (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1212737-saddle-comparison-gilles-berthoud-aravis-v-selle-anatomica-h2.html)
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