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Forum: Commuting
10-30-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By KC8QVO

Soft Gel Saddles

I am on the hunt for a good soft gel saddle. For some background - I have a Brooks Flyer Special saddle that I've been riding with for years. With regular bike shorts it is a great system for me.
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Forum: Commuting
10-05-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By KC8QVO

I have a 26" mountain bike, old department store...

I have a 26" mountain bike, old department store bike, in storage. It has been ridable. Right before I got my disk trucker I started working in to my fitness rides on it. I since got pedal adapters...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By KC8QVO

Nice conversion. It seems like it is very...

Nice conversion. It seems like it is very functional for you.

The LHT is a very versatile bike. Mine is the disk brake version. I've really enjoyed mine and ride it most of the time at the moment....
Forum: Commuting
09-30-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By KC8QVO

I ended up ordering the Terrence Griswold's in...

I ended up ordering the Terrence Griswold's in 700c x 38. They seemed to have better reviews/write ups about them.

I did find that Continental had some studded tires - like the Contact Spike 120...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By KC8QVO

I also found these - Terrene Griswold's 700c x38....

I also found these - Terrene Griswold's 700c x38. It looks like the studs are tighter = not sure with high pressure I can get off the side studs. You can also add more studs to them.
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Forum: Commuting
09-30-22, 03:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By KC8QVO

Here is a studded 700c x 40mm tire. It is a Kenda...

Here is a studded 700c x 40mm tire. It is a Kenda rated to 85 PSI. Any thoughts? I don't hold Kenda very high in the tire hierarchy, but they aren't low pressure tires and are studded.
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09-27-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting thought. The ones I see there...

Interesting thought.

The ones I see there appear to be sealed cartridge style bearings, not cone and race.

The advantage to cone and race is those parts are ubiquitous in the cycling world -...
09-24-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By KC8QVO

I understand the point. One of the guys at the...

I understand the point. One of the guys at the shop is building a 3 wheel kit car and was using axles on it as a discussion point yesterday for how the bearings on it work - they are tapered roller...
09-24-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the thought. However, I prefer...

Thanks for the thought. However, I prefer traditional laced wheels.

My comment about spokes breaking earlier was in respect to the original wheels. They are cheap construction. I already replaced...
09-23-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By KC8QVO

I didn't really think about drilling...

I didn't really think about drilling out/machining out the threads on a conventional cone. That is an idea.

However, it might be a moot point - if I go with a larger diameter axle that a...
09-23-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By KC8QVO

We were talking chromoly at the shop today, so...

We were talking chromoly at the shop today, so this is in-line with that. I'll check it out more.
09-23-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By KC8QVO

I have a design in mind for a custom trailer. I...

I have a design in mind for a custom trailer. I was on tour the fall of '20 and ran in to a fellow cycle traveler that was pulling a custom trailer. He made his with an external frame rail that...
09-23-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By KC8QVO

Machining axles - steel grade?

All,

I am looking in to machining some custom axles for a bike trailer. The long and short of it is I robbed the wheels/axles off an old kid trailer and they are 16". I can't easily find tires for...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks. Already scrolled through that site.

Thanks. Already scrolled through that site.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By KC8QVO

Central Ohio. And yes - I do have other bikes. My...

Central Ohio. And yes - I do have other bikes. My other primary is a Dahon 20" folding bike - which I do commute on from time to time, though I've put it in storage as I've found my disk trucker more...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By KC8QVO

I am searching for tires. It seems all I can find...

I am searching for tires. It seems all I can find in 700c are Shwalbes or 45NRTH. I tried several search engine searches, amazon, and jenson usa.

Is there a vendor anyone knows of that has other...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By KC8QVO

Excellent info. It looks like the theory...

Excellent info.

It looks like the theory about the pressure is relative to the type of tire. The 45NRTH Gravdal studded tires, for example, have close together studs that would always be in...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By KC8QVO

Tire management - Winter, Studs vs No Studs?

All,

I am looking at studded tire options as we'll be in to the cold months before too long. I'd like to try to keep my cycle commuting up through the winter, so long as it isn't too cold/nasty.
...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By KC8QVO

Those are pretty cool! It seems to me I looked at...

Those are pretty cool! It seems to me I looked at some commercial options like that a while back.

They certainly would do the trick for a bar bag and accessories - like a phone mount (RAM maybe...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By KC8QVO

I would be leery of anything 3D printed for this...

I would be leery of anything 3D printed for this application.

I am not sure what your overall goal is with the "handlebar extension" and how you intend to use it with "bags", however...

When I...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,790
Posted By KC8QVO

Just a thought from experience - I am not...

Just a thought from experience -

I am not sure "light" panniers are the best option.

Not that I like to, and not that I would want to expect this for anyone, myself included - I've gone down a...
05-17-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By KC8QVO

Strava - Navigating to Global Heat Map from Dashboard?

Does anyone know how to get to the Global Heat Map (NOT the personal Heat Map that is part of the subscription advanced features) from the Dashboard in Strava?

When I go to the Global Heat Map...
05-13-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 807
Posted By KC8QVO

Lets cut through all the opinions and the "this...

Lets cut through all the opinions and the "this way" and "that way" and simplify my question:

What is an accurate method to measure 1-3 miles for a course that I can repeat then tweak the...
05-13-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 807
Posted By KC8QVO

The 2 computers are off about 7% between the two....

The 2 computers are off about 7% between the two. One is higher than the other. The 7% difference is calculated from an average of many of the same rides. Each bike's ride individually is very close...
05-11-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 807
Posted By KC8QVO

Calibrating distance on computers - long measured courses - surveyors wheels?

All,

I am curious how some of you are calibrating bike computers over longer measured course lengths - at least a mile if not 2-3+.

I have done the wheel count method over a measured distance....
05-10-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,085
Posted By KC8QVO

Hiplok D1000 availability?

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I figured a bike lock constituted a "gadget"... If it should be in a more suitable forum elsewhere, mods feel free to move.

Does anyone have any...
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,797
Posted By KC8QVO

The point I am going to make is very much counter...

The point I am going to make is very much counter to what M Rose is after with compact options that are easy to bike pack attach to a bike.



If the above is in the mix -

You want a good...
Forum: Touring
05-03-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,372
Posted By KC8QVO

Old-ish thread but I am reviewing it and some of...

Old-ish thread but I am reviewing it and some of the data for a talk coming up in a few weeks. I just went back to Strava and, oddly enough, got a message over top the heat map that spells out how...
05-02-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By KC8QVO

Update - Her phone did an update today,...

Update -

Her phone did an update today, ironically, and after rebooting and attempting to pair right after the reboot it seems like it worked.

However, the display goes through periods of...
05-01-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By KC8QVO

Help - Cateye Padrone Smart + won't pair

I got a Cateye Padrone Smart + and it won't pair with my girlfriends phone. It pairs with mine right off the bat.

Android v10 on LG Stylo 5 is what the system won't pair with.

I thought the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By KC8QVO

For what it is worth, maybe not a whole lot - ...

For what it is worth, maybe not a whole lot -

In the process of adjusting the axle I knocked the grease cup out of the hub behind the cogs. This hub has a freewheel system on it and the cassette...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By KC8QVO

Another thought because I am looking at parts...

Another thought because I am looking at parts here and a new Dahon Piazza -

If braze-ons are important to you for accessories and you aren't wanting to fabricate/modify your things - carefully...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By KC8QVO

I am not much for being able to tell you the...

I am not much for being able to tell you the overall difference in the build qualities. I've had my Dahon for a couple years and really like it. I have not had any problems with it being a decent...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,787
Posted By KC8QVO

Easy. Take the wheels off and spin the axles with...

Easy. Take the wheels off and spin the axles with your fingers - holding the wheel still and turning the axle, not holding the axle and turning the wheel. The axle should feel light to turn, not very...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,787
Posted By KC8QVO

For what it is worth, maybe not much - The...

For what it is worth, maybe not much -

The OP (original poster) states they are looking for gears, may deal with some hills, and want a decent folding bike for the money that is available in their...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By KC8QVO

Dahon frustrations - 2nd w/way too much hub tension

A couple years ago I found (too late) the hub tension was too much on my Mariner. I was servicing the bike checking the bearings after one of the wheels seemed to have an odd amount of resistance and...
04-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By KC8QVO

As far as the battery replacement goes in the old...

As far as the battery replacement goes in the old Metro I have - I can try that. However, I figured I burned up the control circuitry/computer in the light as opposed to frigging the battery.

I...
04-26-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By KC8QVO

Cygolite headlight "SteadyPulse" mode - any other options?

Are there any other brands of lights that have a night "twinkle" mode for a headlight?

Cygolite headlights have a mode called "SteadyPulse" that does this. I am looking for alternatives but am not...
04-26-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,490
Posted By KC8QVO

No on the sports watch, not interested in them. I...

No on the sports watch, not interested in them. I only know one person that uses one. They are hard to keep an eye on numbers - specifically cadence and speed - while moving.
04-24-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,490
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for all the replies. I am looking at...

Thanks for all the replies.

I am looking at the Cateye Padrone Smart Plus unit now. It appears that uses Bluetooth sensors and not ANT+.

The recommended sensor is the ISC-12 dual speed +...
04-24-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By KC8QVO

I went looking in to the flash modes. On the Nite...

I went looking in to the flash modes. On the Nite Riders it looks like the flash modes are intended for daytime use.

On the Metro I used there was a flash mode I ran at night on the road that...
04-24-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By KC8QVO

Lights - USB rechargeable?

All,

I am looking at upgrading lights for my bikes and getting the other half a set for hers.

Several years back I started with a Cygolite Metro/hotshot combo pack that worked OK for a few...
Forum: Touring
03-30-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By KC8QVO

You should have the frame specs already. I assume...

You should have the frame specs already. I assume it is a 26" wheel frame, but there is a chance it is 700c if it is a larger frame size. More likely 26".

The two dimensions you need are overall...
Forum: Touring
03-29-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By KC8QVO

I am not familiar with the specific route,...

I am not familiar with the specific route, however I grew up right next to rt 48 along another part of it and am familiar with that route in general. I have family in that area of the state still (N...
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,060
Posted By KC8QVO

I have an earlier version of the Keen Newport...

I have an earlier version of the Keen Newport closed toe sandals. I really like them. When they wear out I will replace them with what ever the current version is I'm sure.

I got the Keens well...
03-20-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,490
Posted By KC8QVO

I did a search on Amazon to see some more options...

I did a search on Amazon to see some more options of what was out there with ANT+ sensors and came up with the iGPSPORT brand, among others.

Here are two units - one $36 and the other $70. They...
Forum: Touring
03-19-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,888
Posted By KC8QVO

I'm late to the discussion here, but in reply to...

I'm late to the discussion here, but in reply to the OP's conundrum of taking a cooking set or not - I, for one, can not imagine going "out" without a cook set.

Of course, I do not pack light -...
03-19-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,490
Posted By KC8QVO

The Garmin units aren't what I'm looking for. ...

The Garmin units aren't what I'm looking for.

The Sigma BC 16.12 is what I had before - see the link here:
https://www.opticsplanet.com/sigma-bc-16-12-sts-cadence-computer.html

That has the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By KC8QVO

I'm late to the party in the thread here but here...

I'm late to the party in the thread here but here is some additional info.

I have a Dahon Mariner D8. It is a great bike and I tour on it also. Last season I commuted on it for a good while also....
03-18-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,490
Posted By KC8QVO

She doesn't care. She has an app on her phone...

She doesn't care. She has an app on her phone that tracks distance, but it doesn't have any sensor input from the bike. We discussed it a while back and she got a basic computer - one that does not...
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