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05-21-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,567
Posted By a1penguin

Yes I wear a helmet. The helmet is more likely...

Yes I wear a helmet. The helmet is more likely to prevent more serious injury than to cause one. Any inconvenience such as extra weight or less air flow through the hair is a small price to pay.
05-04-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By a1penguin

48 is definitely too small. 51 might be OK. I...

48 is definitely too small. 51 might be OK. I am 5'6" with 29" inseam and the 51 Synapse was the best fit. It's not the reach that is the issue; the knees will be a tight fit between the...
05-02-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,990
Posted By a1penguin

I hand wash cycling shorts and jerseys. I give...

I hand wash cycling shorts and jerseys. I give them all a gentle wash in the washer at the end of season before storing. I generally don't have enough jerseys and shorts to make a full load for the...
05-02-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By a1penguin

Shimano parts have five or more different levels....

Shimano parts have five or more different levels. The bottom levels are pretty bad. The rest of the parts will also be minimal. I've seen brakes on Walmart bikes that are stamped metal sheet, not...
04-27-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,534
Posted By a1penguin

With sloping top tubes, stand over is less of an...

With sloping top tubes, stand over is less of an issue for finding a proper fitting bike. Women typically have smaller hands and brake reach and drop bar curl might also be problematic. Shops will...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,390
Posted By a1penguin

Halo headband year round for sweat. Below 40F, a...

Halo headband year round for sweat. Below 40F, a fleece lined skull cap. I was surprised to learn that the old wives tale "you lose heat through your head" is actually true. I was having trouble...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,003
Posted By a1penguin

Does this count? No more front tire removal and...

Does this count? No more front tire removal and struggling to get the seat of the 95 Civic coupe down and the bike wedged into the...
04-18-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,937
Posted By a1penguin

This! How many miles a week are you riding? For...

This! How many miles a week are you riding? For a long time I was commuting and doing 60 miles per week with 9 miles each way to and from work. Not very fit. I started doing 20 mile rides on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By a1penguin

After an hour long evening ride last Tuesday in...

After an hour long evening ride last Tuesday in the chilly weather, I bailed on more evening rides. Sunday was a 30 mile ride. While the sun was out and the temps were reasonable, it was very windy...
04-13-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By a1penguin

That's a great looking do-it-all bike! Enjoy!

That's a great looking do-it-all bike! Enjoy!
04-08-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,050
Posted By a1penguin

Me! I rode as a kid and in college, then stopped...

Me! I rode as a kid and in college, then stopped for a while. Started riding again regularly in 2010.
04-08-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,297
Posted By a1penguin

Ditto! Plus 9 4 $5 bills so I can buy a...

Ditto! Plus

9 4 $5 bills so I can buy a spare tube off a fellow rider
10 spare Clif gel
11 pair of nitrile gloves
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By a1penguin

Sunscreen if you are spending many hours in the...

Sunscreen if you are spending many hours in the saddle in the sun. I also recommend some form of moisturizer to counteract all the salt and sweat damaging your skin. When I upped my miles to 3500...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,837
Posted By a1penguin

It depends on your commute. Fortunately mine is...

It depends on your commute. Fortunately mine is on good roads without a lot of traffic, dedicated bike lanes and a good portion of the ride is on the roads I take for weekend rides. Hence the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 544
Posted By a1penguin

10 miles puttering around to get groceries and...

10 miles puttering around to get groceries and the library. This is my first ride since since I broke my wrist last August. The thumb area is having issues and with record setting wet weather this...
04-06-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,982
Posted By a1penguin

I tried a flat bar bike, a nice Trek. I felt...

I tried a flat bar bike, a nice Trek. I felt like a sail on a boat; hated it. Drop bars for me. Fortunately I live in the burb where it's not so bad. I watch videos of people biking in places...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 17,062
Posted By a1penguin

My stupidity... being tired (I should not have...

My stupidity... being tired (I should not have ridden to work and had actually thought about staying home and calling in sick and sleeping) and not paying attention....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By a1penguin

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html has...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html has very detailed information about how tire sizes work, although Iride01 did an excellent job, just missing the diagrams :-)
04-05-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By a1penguin

Cannondale Synapse tape is $20 and is cushiony. ...

Cannondale Synapse tape is $20 and is cushiony. Maybe not as cushiony as some of the Fizik 3.5 thick tape, but it's less expensive.
Forum: Foo
04-04-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By a1penguin

Cat bikes 'round the world

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/04/04/its-true-companionship-hes-biking-around-world-with-cat-his-back/

Since it's WP the article is pretty long. TLDR:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26,585
Views: 16,384,701
Posted By a1penguin

Lovely bike!!!!!

Lovely bike!!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-18, 03:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,242
Posted By a1penguin

I have a small head. The helmets I owned never...

I have a small head. The helmets I owned never really fit all that well. But I didn't discover that they were a poor fit until I bought my last helmet which fit really well! Loosen up that rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-18, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By a1penguin

I'm a fan of Cygolite. For front lights, one on...

I'm a fan of Cygolite. For front lights, one on the bar, one on the helmet. I have become a fan of daytime lights, so I like the 650+ for daytime flashing front and 200 lumens for rear flasher. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By a1penguin

What "components" do you want to switch? You...

What "components" do you want to switch? You might have some difficulties if the bikes have different generation components. If you don't have a lot of bike wrenching experience, perhaps selling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 01:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 763
Posted By a1penguin

Saturday was 21 miles doing errands. Traffic is...

Saturday was 21 miles doing errands. Traffic is getting bad so I've started biking which is less frustrating. Sunday was a 32 mile ride as I got a late start. Discovered that 12+% grade is more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By a1penguin

For long rides I carry *two* brand new tubes. I...

For long rides I carry *two* brand new tubes. I patch, test and then use the repaired tubes on short rides. I sacrifice a $1 as a boot. I have CO2 but haven't tried or used it yet. Patch kits...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-18, 12:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,934
Posted By a1penguin

I tried a flat bar bike for commuting; hated it. ...

I tried a flat bar bike for commuting; hated it. It was too upright and the handlebars were way, way wide. Also the gearing on the rear cassette was so wide, shifting from one gear to the next...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-18, 12:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,394
Posted By a1penguin

Develop a plan for getting back into the swing of...

Develop a plan for getting back into the swing of things and help your body acclimate to biking. I didn't ride for almost six months in the winter of 2016-2017 because it just kept raining. Every. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,691
Posted By a1penguin

When commuting, phone goes into a pocket in the...

When commuting, phone goes into a pocket in the back pack. When riding without the back pack, the leather wallet and phone go into a zip lock baggie into the rear pocket on the bike. My Motorola...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,778
Posted By a1penguin

I love night rides! After 9 pm, the malls close...

I love night rides! After 9 pm, the malls close and there's not much traffic out there. With all that dark, a cyclist with almost any light stands out. I use two front lights and two rear lights...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,027
Posted By a1penguin

I think you mean "cleat" :-)

I think you mean "cleat" :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By a1penguin

I've hiked with ice and water filled camelbak. ...

I've hiked with ice and water filled camelbak. It never kept me cool. If the outside doesn't feel cooler than room temperature, it is not going to cool you off. By design, it should do a fair job...
07-01-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By a1penguin

The cygolite mounting system is solid. The mount...

The cygolite mounting system is solid. The mount stays attached to the bike and the light detaches. It really stands up to frequent mounting and unmounting. I've read that the stretchy bands...
07-01-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,941
Posted By a1penguin

For those of you who are naysayers, here is your...

For those of you who are naysayers, here is your chance to try cycling related gear that is inexpensive. Today is the last day of the Nashbar moving sale (or so they say) and FREE SHIPPING NO...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,557
Posted By a1penguin

3700 miles, a mere 67,000 feet of elevation, so I...

3700 miles, a mere 67,000 feet of elevation, so I am ahead of my goal of 6k for the year. Most of these miles are commuting miles. I suck at hills and don't like them and there's only 500 ft on the...
07-01-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 60,192
Posted By a1penguin

You and Rowan continue to be in my thoughts. So...

You and Rowan continue to be in my thoughts. So happy to hear that Rowan is home now. I think being home will be a huge benefit to the both of you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 648,719
Posted By a1penguin

Today is the last day of the Nashbar giant moving...

Today is the last day of the Nashbar giant moving sale (or so they claim) and FREE SHIPPING NO MINIMUM! Socks, gloves, other stuff is dirt cheap and some of the items have good reviews (crochet...
06-30-18, 11:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,941
Posted By a1penguin

I'm a sucker for the swiftwick 4" wool socks for...

I'm a sucker for the swiftwick 4" wool socks for winter. They seem warmer than most of the other wool socks I have. I buy the seconds (I like 2" height for summer) at Performance sales for $5. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,252
Posted By a1penguin

Hot damn! That's a great price and a great...

Hot damn! That's a great price and a great looking bike! I suck at negotiating.
06-22-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By a1penguin

That's a great database, but it's a little out of...

That's a great database, but it's a little out of date :-(
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-18, 01:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,616
Posted By a1penguin

I am down to two Conti tires and am considering...

I am down to two Conti tires and am considering purchasing two more. I have 2-3k miles on the ones on my primary bike. My weekend errand bike has really old tires that are showing a bit of wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,478
Posted By a1penguin

https://swinny.net/Strava/ . What's *your*...

https://swinny.net/Strava/ . What's *your* Eddington number (imperial)?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-18, 11:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,415
Posted By a1penguin

Is there something you don't like about the...

Is there something you don't like about the Allez? Does it not fit? I would recommend riding the Allez for a year. Once you have 2000-3000 miles under your belt in a year, you'll be able to judge...
06-17-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,325
Posted By a1penguin

https://photos.app.goo.gl/miqJq85iniBWZmtv8 ....

https://photos.app.goo.gl/miqJq85iniBWZmtv8 . Take a look at which side the front brake is mounted on. The bike was assembled incorrectly.

For a little kid who is going to grow out of a bike in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By a1penguin

Friday my work sponsored a movie outing. I...

Friday my work sponsored a movie outing. I decided to use the time to bike home with a nice view instead of sitting in a dark theater. The 22 mile morning ride was pleasant for the first 13 miles...
06-16-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,346
Posted By a1penguin

Agree with this. The C8 is very, very bright and...

Agree with this. The C8 is very, very bright and I think it is too bright for helmet light where you might suddenly blind someone by turning your head. But this is a perfect handlebar light! I use...
06-16-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By a1penguin

Google offline maps? I think there are other...

Google offline maps? I think there are other apps that allow you to download maps. My hiking buddy uses Locus Map (Pro) and has maps of hikes on his phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-18, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By a1penguin

Those grey bibs aren't quite at the level of the...

Those grey bibs aren't quite at the level of the Polish Cycling Club, but they have an odd fit!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,360
Posted By a1penguin

I love the Cannondale Synapse bar tape: soft,...

I love the Cannondale Synapse bar tape: soft, cushy, grippy. I've read that it feels the same as the Specialized Roubaix tape. $20.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By a1penguin

Note to self: Cross Colorado off the list of...

Note to self: Cross Colorado off the list of states to retire to.

That is a lot of hail!
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