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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,948
Posted By metz1295

I'm going against the grain here. Not because I...

I'm going against the grain here. Not because I think it's a big No-No, but because I don't do it. I ride a Specialized and their helmets and gloves are top notch. May try their shoes the next time I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,607
Posted By metz1295

They're not for everyone. Some people stick to...

They're not for everyone. Some people stick to Jelly Belly's, power bars or powder tablets (in their water bottles). No, not less water weight. You're supposed to take them with water so that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,607
Posted By metz1295

May have already been stated, but I rode a fully...

May have already been stated, but I rode a fully supported century over the weekend and they provided Hammer powder at the rest stops. First time I had tried something other than water and gels. It...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,807
Posted By metz1295

Well, I guess technically they're 25 oz, but I...

Well, I guess technically they're 25 oz, but I seldom fill to the top.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRW1VS4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,718
Posted By metz1295

My Cannondale was considered a mountain bike with...

My Cannondale was considered a mountain bike with no front shock when I bought it in 1995. These days it would be considered a hybrid or commuter. It came with knobby tires intended for dirt use....
07-19-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By metz1295

Cycliq Opinions

I've been thinking about a cycling camera for awhile. Cycliq currently has a promotion for $100 off a front/rear bundle when you send in a pic of your old lights. That bring the bundle down to $360....
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,110
Posted By metz1295

High Sierra has a lot of great versatile...

High Sierra has a lot of great versatile backpacks. I use when for work commuting. My son uses one for high school that has been very durable and has a padded laptop pocket. www.ebags.com...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By metz1295

Thanks everyone for the responses. All good...

Thanks everyone for the responses. All good ideas. I am currently trying heavy duty Fabreze. I'll apply every day for a week and see what happens. If that doesn't work, a laundry detergent soak and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By metz1295

Hahaha, it is dead animal in the crawl space...

Hahaha, it is dead animal in the crawl space serious. In fact, my wife smelled it first and she thought there was a dead mouse in the laundry room. Noting funny about that. :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By metz1295

Serious Shoe Smell

So...a couple weeks back, I had to go through a little flood water along a river corridor. Nothing unsafe, but my shoes were submerged in the mucky grossness for about 100 ft. I let them air dry, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By metz1295

Specialized has a new Allez Comp that is being...

Specialized has a new Allez Comp that is being compared to carbon in terms of weight. Up your budget $300 and go for it. I look forward to your review. :-)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By metz1295

I bought a Specialized Echelon II last year and...

I bought a Specialized Echelon II last year and love it. Last time I checked, my nog was a little over 58. Looks like their out of XXL's, but a local Specialized dealer might have some.
...
07-01-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By metz1295

I was not a fan of child seats on bikes. I...

I was not a fan of child seats on bikes. I preferred a trailer. My thought was if the child is in a seat and something happened that I crashed, then the child would crash also. In a trailer, the bike...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,807
Posted By metz1295

I've been using 24 oz. Camelbaks for years. Only...

I've been using 24 oz. Camelbaks for years. Only replaced when the mouth piece cracked after 5 years. The new mouth pieces are better quality. And their lids are universal. The lid of a Camelbak...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By metz1295

Thanks everyone for their input. I was in my LBS...

Thanks everyone for their input. I was in my LBS and they had a Banjo Brothers that will do the job nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,006
Posted By metz1295

Clearly, you need a new bike. Unless your...

Clearly, you need a new bike. Unless your wife/partner is a cyclist or a doctor, they won't know the difference.
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,544
Posted By metz1295

...and the sweat will cause the jacket to stick...

...and the sweat will cause the jacket to stick to your skin resulting in less flexible movement when it's needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By metz1295

Handlebar Bag Recommendations

I'm thinking about doing a 100 mile charity ride later in the Summer. For the sake of easy access, I would like to add a handlebar bag to my roadie so I don't have to get off the bike for things...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By metz1295

End result...the bike was worth more than the car.

End result...the bike was worth more than the car.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By metz1295

I have a Garmin runners watch. Without heart...

I have a Garmin runners watch. Without heart rate, I think they currently run about $125. It works great for route and elevation tracking when running and cycling. I don't use it for anything else,...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,491
Posted By metz1295

My first guess is that she was in no way...

My first guess is that she was in no way interested in that level of detail about another conversation and lost focus about halfway through your recount.

"squirrel"
06-16-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,728
Posted By metz1295

Congratulations to your bro-in-law. He just...

Congratulations to your bro-in-law. He just debunked the old adage - it's like riding a bike, you never forget.

Glad he wasn't seriously hurt.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,177
Posted By metz1295

Shooting from the hip here, but I don't think...

Shooting from the hip here, but I don't think anyone is allowed to hold your passport unless you are under arrest or under investigation and a court orders a hold. If you're travelling across borders...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By metz1295

I'll try my best. Please, pardon any ignorance...

I'll try my best. Please, pardon any ignorance for proper names.

He worked back and forth between a truing stand, some sort of roller "rim massaging" contraption and the rim straightener pictured...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-15, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By metz1295

Walked into the LBS with flat rim. Walked out 20...

Walked into the LBS with flat rim. Walked out 20 minutes later with round rim. Took a little work, but he did a great job. $20. I'll take it. It was my first time in that particular shop. I'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-15, 05:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By metz1295

I don't think that was it at all. This was a side...

I don't think that was it at all. This was a side hobby for him and he didn't have the time to dedicate to keeping it as excellent as it was. Though I was one who wanted it to be around forever, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By metz1295

Exactly. I had to go the layaway route with my...

Exactly. I had to go the layaway route with my bike. The final payment was accompanied by a large pizza, from another local small business, to show appreciation for taking the long way to pay for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By metz1295

The intent is that a bit of kindness shown in...

The intent is that a bit of kindness shown in both directions results in business transactions later that hold real value. A lot of small business work, thrive and survive because of this type of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By metz1295

A lot of great advice. Thanks to everyone. ...

A lot of great advice. Thanks to everyone.

We have a new LBS in the area. I was in there earlier in the week to buy tires. I hope that's enough to get him to take 10-15 minutes with the wheel and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-15, 06:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By metz1295

Cyclist says, "Yes." Budget says, "Maybe in the...

Cyclist says, "Yes." Budget says, "Maybe in the Spring. Maybe"
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-15, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By metz1295

It's the standard aluminum rim that came on the...

It's the standard aluminum rim that came on the bike.

Specialized Bicycle Components (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/archive/2014/secteur/secteur-compact)

For those asking how bad it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By metz1295

Flat Spotted Rim

I found a flat spot on my front rim. It's not creased or cracked. Do you think it can be saved?
06-10-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,873
Posted By metz1295

We agree at our house. We have a trailer, but our...

We agree at our house. We have a trailer, but our littlest was nowhere near it until he was at least 18 months and could support a helmet. My wife suggested a seat to mount on the bike. I was against...
06-10-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,604
Posted By metz1295

Tell him to HTFU. j/k I doubt their mother would...

Tell him to HTFU. j/k I doubt their mother would appreciate that.

Destinations are great motivators for kids. A park, ice cream, etc. will always get a few extra miles out of a young rider. I...
06-10-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By metz1295

+1 I agree with all of this. Also, assuming the...

+1
I agree with all of this. Also, assuming the tag along has multiple gears, keep an eye on the gear your boy is riding in. Choose a lower gear for him and get him to stay there. This will allow...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,907
Posted By metz1295

This is my POV. I move will to the left and give...

This is my POV. I move will to the left and give them room to turn while still holding the lane for when I ride through the intersection. I've received many "Thanks" from drivers. I look at it...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,542
Posted By metz1295

I agree, but the seat post turned in the down...

I agree, but the seat post turned in the down tube, so it was nice having the tool with me.
Forum: Commuting
05-28-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,542
Posted By metz1295

IMO, the need comes into play if you have a minor...

IMO, the need comes into play if you have a minor wreck or hit a pothole that could send your bars or seat out of alignment. With that, I'll back track about never needing my tool. Early in my...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-15, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,542
Posted By metz1295

I carry this tool and have never needed it. It...

I carry this tool and have never needed it. It has the wrenches for cleat, seat and handle bar adjustments. I also carry a couple tire levers, patch kit, spare tube and a dollar bill. Anything else I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,497
Posted By metz1295

IMO, unless the upgraded parts could be used on...

IMO, unless the upgraded parts could be used on whatever you buy for your new bike, there is no need to keep them. Also, I would not hold out for a big price. Sell it to get rid of it. For example,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,364
Posted By metz1295

I almost bought this one. I love the idea of an...

I almost bought this one. I love the idea of an "ugly sweater" winter jersey. Bought this one because Performance had a big sale in January. Less than $40, I'll take it.

Primal Wear Winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,732
Posted By metz1295

In my 47 yrs (tomorrow), I've never smoked a...

In my 47 yrs (tomorrow), I've never smoked a cigarette. With that, all these testimonials are inspiring. Just as much to us non-smokers as they are to other smokers and former smokers. Keep up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,903
Posted By metz1295

I have this shoe: Pearl Izumi Race MTB Shoe...

I have this shoe: Pearl Izumi Race MTB Shoe Review - Gear Kings (http://www.gearkings.com/new_install/reviews/11-pearl-izumi-mtb-race-shoes-review)

I bought MTB shoes so I could do the road stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By metz1295

I bought a Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier vest on...

I bought a Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier vest on Amazon for $38. The prices vary on size and color. I don't feel the need to invest in their P.R.O. level stuff. The Elite line is pretty darn good. I've...
02-02-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,590
Posted By metz1295

I'm in between on this question. I have no...

I'm in between on this question. I have no problem putting my 3 yr old in a trailer, but I'm very specific about how I approach his safety. I would not add a car seat to the trailer. All it does is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-15, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,995
Posted By metz1295

Cheap Cycle Jerseys

Has anyone ever used this site? Are they legit or are the jerseys knockoffs?

Cycling Jersey - Wholesale Cycling Jerseys Manufacturers, Suppliers, Wholesalers and Distributors -...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By metz1295

Just what I wanted to know. Thank you. I already...

Just what I wanted to know. Thank you. I already have a wind vest and a wind jacket. Looks like I'll be going the thermal long sleeved jersey route. Thanks again.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By metz1295

Pearl Izumi Jacket Description - I need specifics

Does anyone have this Pearl Izumi jacket? I can't find a pic of the interior anywhere. I'm curios as to the type of liner it has, if any. If you have one, could you post a pic to this thread. Thanks....
01-28-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By metz1295

Though I don't do music when I ride, I would...

Though I don't do music when I ride, I would recommend bluetooth headphones over a jersey with a pocket in the sleeve. I have these and they're awesome. I use them at the gym and at work. No wires to...
01-28-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,871
Posted By metz1295

In their possible defense...It seems that you...

In their possible defense...It seems that you were walking with your bike when they passed. They may have not noticed you had a blown tired. I'm not likely to speak to someone walking with their bike...
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