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10-05-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,721
Posted By Chris!

SPDs for the win. If your not a competitive road...

SPDs for the win. If your not a competitive road race they will work great. I always pair mine with a more "mountain" bike shoe. Right now I have the shimano ME2, the more aggressive treads helps to...
10-03-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,524
Posted By Chris!

I'm ready to be torn apart, but tubeless was not...

I'm ready to be torn apart, but tubeless was not for me. I rode tubeless for 2 summers and while I didn't have any major issues I did find them to be more work. That's relative of course. I very...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By Chris!

I just went with the orlieb. It will match my...

I just went with the orlieb. It will match my panniers and frame bag. Of it ain't broke dont fix it so I guess I should not have even looked elsewhere
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By Chris!

That is the Arkel bag I was looking at. I will...

That is the Arkel bag I was looking at. I will definitely skip.
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By Chris!

Handlebar bags

I'm in need of a new handlebar bag. I need a waterproof bag that I can access while riding. My wife has an ortlieb bag and loves it so I may just get another. Does anyone have any experience with...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,011
Posted By Chris!

If you can get into the pine creek area the rail...

If you can get into the pine creek area the rail trail is great. There are a ton of forest rd in that area too. I'll post a link below to the triple divide bike route. While not exactly western PA...
Forum: Touring
07-29-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Chris!

Tubeless or with tubes?

Tubeless or with tubes?
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Chris!

Another tire thread

Just wondering what everyone is riding. I'm riding a drop bar bike with 700x40 WTB byways. Been mostly happy but will be looking into new tires sooner than later. Riding tubeless but not convinced...
07-25-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,379
Posted By Chris!

I have similar issues between my garmin watch and...

I have similar issues between my garmin watch and lezyne GPS. A quick Google search says that phone are only accurate to 4.9 meters. If that's true maybe a bouncing GPS signal would account for the...
07-05-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Chris!

Have you tried no nose? Like an ISM saddle? I...

Have you tried no nose? Like an ISM saddle? I switched about 3 years ago and will never go back.
05-15-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Chris!

Shifter are tiagra 4700 about 3 yrs old. I just...

Shifter are tiagra 4700 about 3 yrs old. I just had the local shop replace all the cables. We had talked and they said to try that first.
05-15-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Chris!

STI shifter help

My shifters are starting to slip a bit or not shift at all. I assume the ratchet mechanism inside is starting to wear a bit. I'm looking at a new set but am a bit overwhelmed by all the...
05-01-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Chris!

I own a 2019 renegade expat, it's made of...

I own a 2019 renegade expat, it's made of Reynolds steel. I love the bike, no real complaints other than I should have bought the more expensive model. I ended up putting new bars, crankset and...
03-30-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,101
Posted By Chris!

Topeak road morph. Just replace mine with the...

Topeak road morph. Just replace mine with the same one after 10yrs of service.
02-26-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,413
Posted By Chris!

I looked for a used cargo bike for months. I...

I looked for a used cargo bike for months. I need a XL frame and was never able to find one. I ended up getting a new big dummy and never looked back.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-17-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Chris!

Hey while I do not have advise for you I would...

Hey while I do not have advise for you I would love to know what you think of your Yukon? It seems like a great bike especially for the price. Just trying to convince my wife of the same thing.
02-03-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By Chris!

My gravel bike is set up tubeless and where I...

My gravel bike is set up tubeless and where I invest most of my money. I don't ride trails in much snow more of a mud issue when the snow melts and the snow is road slush courting type stuff. I did...
02-02-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By Chris!

Tire help

I'm not a huge mountain biker. I have a Giant talon 29er 2. I use it to commute in bad weather, and occasionally ride some local trails, all cross country type stuff. Anyway it has maxxis icon 2.2...
01-26-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Chris!

I wrapped 99% of my bike in "helicopter" tape. I...

I wrapped 99% of my bike in "helicopter" tape. I have a steel bike so once a year I tear it down and spray the inside of the frame down to protect from corrosion. I keep everything else lubricated...
01-10-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,259
Posted By Chris!

Looking for new bar tape myself. Don't have one I...

Looking for new bar tape myself. Don't have one I love but but I would highly recommend not skimping. Last tape I got was some off brand from Amazon that I really liked the design. Turned out to be...
12-26-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,525
Posted By Chris!

Step one and this is the most important for...

Step one and this is the most important for survival. Relocate before partner sees what you've done to the car.
step 2 buy a new bike with the savings from your new lifestyle.
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11-26-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 367,009
Posted By Chris!

I wear one everytime I cycle. My understanding is...

I wear one everytime I cycle. My understanding is that if I get creamed by a car it most likely won't save me. But if I fall off going 20 mph it could be the difference between life and death....
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,770
Posted By Chris!

Upstate NYer here. I've spent a lot of time in...

Upstate NYer here. I've spent a lot of time in the Adirondacks, Allegheny region and central PA both on a bike and backpacking. Ive winter camped in the Adirondacks in a 3 season tent just fine. Keep...
11-21-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Chris!

I sure do mean sunrace, that auto correct.

I sure do mean sunrace, that auto correct.
11-21-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Chris!

Cassette advice

Looking for a good 11-40 10 spd cassette. I'm running a tiagra 4700 10spd with a GRX derailleur. I have a wolftooth components hanger im gonna through on too. Anyway I am usually a shimano guy...
11-11-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,789
Posted By Chris!

Got a few to get to 70, 35ish. I'm in no rush...

Got a few to get to 70, 35ish. I'm in no rush either. As for 70F, ill take that all day everyday.
11-10-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,789
Posted By Chris!

70 F not 70 years. Usually November is cold and...

70 F not 70 years. Usually November is cold and wet or snowing. It's been dry and warm perfect for riding.
11-10-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,789
Posted By Chris!

70 in November

Hope everyone has had the same great weather as we have had here. I finally got around to checking out a old rail trail in the area and it was great riding. Where did you ride?...
11-08-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Chris!

Its actually an old cable, about 2 years old. Got...

Its actually an old cable, about 2 years old. Got maybe 2k on it. Thinking maybe next ill replace that and see how it goes.
11-07-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Chris!

So Im having issues still...... out riding today...

So Im having issues still...... out riding today and dropped to my lower front chain ring. Could not get back onto the large chain ring. If I adjust my derailleur any further ill rub in my small...
11-07-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By Chris!

Build some wheels. Or buy what you want...

Build some wheels. Or buy what you want separately and have them built. I have always been a fan of Shimano stuff, it usually just works and is easy to service/find parts for. I have a wheel set on...
Forum: Touring
11-03-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,395
Posted By Chris!

Can't go wrong with a frog toggs poncho. ...

Can't go wrong with a frog toggs poncho.

https://www.froggtoggs.com/frogg-toggsr-ultra-lite2a-poncho?quantity=1&custcol_item_color=15
11-03-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Chris!

I'll probably converted my commuter bike to...

I'll probably converted my commuter bike to tubeless soon. My mountain bike and road bike already are. The mountain bike was getting flats every ride from goatheads, it was hopeless. The road bike...
11-02-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Chris!

I could look it up but off hand doesn't the stans...

I could look it up but off hand doesn't the stans "react" with stans sealant. Not sure what that means for function. I used the blackburn plugger with the included strips. I was a little hesitant...
11-02-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,464
Posted By Chris!

It has not been too cold but I did a morning...

It has not been too cold but I did a morning commute in the 45s while very short I didn't get cold feet. I did like the lakes but I'm a suckered for REI and there return policy.
11-02-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Chris!

Thats very encouraging. I'm waffling back and...

Thats very encouraging. I'm waffling back and forth if tubeless is worth it. Learned my lesson this summer. If it ain't broke dont fix it, tubes work pretty well. I'm running conti terra speed...
10-31-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,435
Posted By Chris!

I guess I'll just continue on my current course...

I guess I'll just continue on my current course of buying bike specific tools from park and continue to buy general tools from hardware stores. Although I've never been one for HF but I do find...
10-30-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,435
Posted By Chris!

But were they worth the extra money?

But were they worth the extra money?
10-30-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,435
Posted By Chris!

Park tools worth it

Title says it all. Are park tools work it for the home mechanic to wrench on a bike from time to time? I've got some park tools and I've purchased some "pro bike tool" tools on Amazon. Seem to work...
10-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,216
Posted By Chris!

I just got a pair of 45nrth ragnarok shoes, So...

I just got a pair of 45nrth ragnarok shoes, So far so good for a shoulder season boot. When its cold I like the 45nrth wool hat with ear flaps. Most of the time I wear a simple glove cycling glove,...
10-25-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,464
Posted By Chris!

Did a ride today with my regular shoes and a...

Did a ride today with my regular shoes and a neoprene shoe cover. I was cold at the end and it was between 45 and 50. I pulled the trigger on the 45nrth ragnarok. Hoping ill be able to push down to...
10-18-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,464
Posted By Chris!

I'm thinking a lot more about the 45nrth ragnarok...

I'm thinking a lot more about the 45nrth ragnarok shoes. I want to be able to clip in and ride for a few hours. Plus they sell them at REI, so if they suck there is that return policy. I see a lot...
10-17-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Chris!

Thanks! That did it.

Thanks! That did it.
10-17-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Chris!

There is an inline barrel adjuster but it doesn't...

There is an inline barrel adjuster but it doesn't do enough.
10-17-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Chris!

Front derailleur help

Having a hard time getting my front derailleur dialed in. Its a 2x10 shimano tiagra 4700 along with the shifters. I drop the front to the smallest and the rear to the largest. I loosen the bolt and...
10-17-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,490
Posted By Chris!

Just something to look at but my daughter hated...

Just something to look at but my daughter hated riding in a trailer. We found a used wehoo on Craigslist. My daughter loved it and still does. I would not use it until your kid was a little...
10-17-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,464
Posted By Chris!

Thanks for the input. Im very interested in...

Thanks for the input. Im very interested in making my own. My biggest issue with spending a lot of money is that cold weather riding is one thing but here in the northeast we get some much snow...
10-15-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,287
Posted By Chris!

I'd drop a vote for the steel jamis renegade. ...

I'd drop a vote for the steel jamis renegade. I've done weekend rides, toured/bikepacked,commuted and hauled my kids. Only recommendation would be to opt for the current model with real word gearing...
10-11-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,656
Posted By Chris!

I had an encounter with a car this summer bought...

I had an encounter with a car this summer bought a bright orange helmet. Cycling is not the time to be low profile.
10-11-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,464
Posted By Chris!

Cold weather shoes

Seems as I age a bit my feet get colder, and I'm really not that old.... Today I did a ride in the 50s and thats about the lower limit of my shoes. Anyone have any experience with the 45nrth...
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