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01-04-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,762
Posted By NoWhammies

I put a couple of aluminum coloured valve caps on...

I put a couple of aluminum coloured valve caps on my presta valves a while go. A little bit of bling, why not? Detracts from my overall matte black bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 461,284
Posted By NoWhammies

BHG6 Very nice looking bike!

BHG6 Very nice looking bike!
12-27-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 21,071
Posted By NoWhammies

I shoot for 10,000k a year. This year I managed...

I shoot for 10,000k a year. This year I managed to get in 12,800k so I'm happy with that.
10-28-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By NoWhammies

I switched to an 11-32 cassette this...

I switched to an 11-32 cassette this spring/summer and went with a Wolftooth link accommodate the change. Yes, it worked. But my shifting felt clunky. I was never really happy with the shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 354,773
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19,805
Views: 4,272,768
Posted By NoWhammies

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09-20-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 196,683
Posted By NoWhammies

I bought a mount for the Bontrager Ion 200 RT...

I bought a mount for the Bontrager Ion 200 RT from Shapeways. Arrived in about three weeks, and works great.
09-15-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,791
Posted By NoWhammies

Whelp I went out for a sub 40k trail ride. I...

Whelp I went out for a sub 40k trail ride. I figured getting out in to the woods would help with my mental outlook. I was going squirrelly not exercising. Was nice to get out on the bike and in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19,805
Views: 4,272,768
Posted By NoWhammies

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09-06-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,261
Posted By NoWhammies

Definitely worth the cost. I have sold at least...

Definitely worth the cost. I have sold at least two of my friends/other riders on the benefit of the Varia after they've been out riding with me and seen/heard the Varia in action. I don't leave home...
08-29-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 147,679
Posted By NoWhammies

117k into what felt like headwind the entire...

117k into what felt like headwind the entire ride. :mad:
08-29-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 970
Posted By NoWhammies

Getting older = thinking more about safety?

I am noticing that as I'm getting older I am thinking more and more about safety. For example...

10 years ago? I'd never have considered putting lights on my bike for daytime riding. It's the...
08-25-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,705
Posted By NoWhammies

We're still waiting for electricity to get here. ...

We're still waiting for electricity to get here. Once that happens I'll let you know.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 10:18 PM
08-24-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,907
Posted By NoWhammies

As others have stated. Use an insulated bottle....

As others have stated. Use an insulated bottle. Fill 1/4 with water. Throw / place in the freezer overnight. Fill the rest with water when you're ready to head out on your ride. You'll be golden....
08-24-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,261
Posted By NoWhammies

I know this WAY out of your $75 price range. BUT...

I know this WAY out of your $75 price range. BUT if you are considering stepping out of the range, I can't recommend the Garmin Varia RTL510 enough. Bright light. Radar. Ties in with your Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,625
Views: 423,143
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 354,773
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,288
Posted By NoWhammies

I do this. I've also had people who, on the...

I do this. I've also had people who, on the second pass will turn me and say with a smile/laugh "Doing intervals?" Usually leads to a good laugh. More so if I am suffering.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,125
Posted By NoWhammies

To be fair we haven't approached the LBS about...

To be fair we haven't approached the LBS about swapping out the groupo yet. Mrs. NW is no reconsidering if she does indeed want a new bike so everything is now just on hold until she figures out what...
08-23-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,754
Posted By NoWhammies

I do pretty much the same thing on my bike. Only...

I do pretty much the same thing on my bike. Only I use Pledge multi-surface. Leaves a nice shine and smell too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 354,773
Posted By NoWhammies

Hot damn that's a nice looking BH!

Hot damn that's a nice looking BH!
Forum: Foo
08-23-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By NoWhammies

Ah Blair from the Facts of Life. How I had a...

Ah Blair from the Facts of Life. How I had a crush on you back in the day...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,125
Posted By NoWhammies

Bike manufacturers forcing us/riders to 1x drive trains

Mrs. NoWhammies is starting to think about a new bike. The bike that has caught her eye is the Specialized SL7 Pro (here's a link...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,609
Posted By NoWhammies

So just to bring the thread full circle. I found...

So just to bring the thread full circle. I found a solution to my problem. An obvious solution and one I don't know why I didn't think of in the first place. I just doubled up on the elastic bands...
08-22-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,849
Posted By NoWhammies

WhyFi I think the 530 allows you to turn the...

WhyFi I think the 530 allows you to turn the backlighting off completely. The 520 does not. I've reduced the backlighting to 30% and it did help prolong battery life. I think I'd be ok with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,915
Posted By NoWhammies

I was just saying this to Mrs. NoWhammies the...

I was just saying this to Mrs. NoWhammies the other day. Garmin needs to consolidate their lineup. They have, IMHO, way too many watches. It's a bit nutty. Maybe post hack, they will look to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,314
Posted By NoWhammies

I've ridden through a couple of those on hot...

I've ridden through a couple of those on hot days. Reminds me of running through the sprinkler as a kid!
08-14-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,849
Posted By NoWhammies

Yup. Most definitely with the 520. I think I...

Yup. Most definitely with the 520. I think I calculated it out to 1% battery life for every 2km.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By NoWhammies

Thoughts on matching make/brand of front and rear tyres?

Some roadies, or so I've gathered, can be a bit OCD. Look at the need to match watch bottle cages to the colour of bike, not to mention the water bottles themselves. Or have a matching kit for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 354,773
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,168
Posted By NoWhammies

Funny, I've had the exact same experience in my...

Funny, I've had the exact same experience in my group too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 781,742
Posted By NoWhammies

Thanks noodle soup By the time I managed to click...

Thanks noodle soup By the time I managed to click on the link (I was offline for a few days) I am being told "sorry, the product is no loner available". Snooze you loose I suppose. Thanks for...
07-31-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By NoWhammies

I have a single side 4iiii. Had the PM on my...

I have a single side 4iiii. Had the PM on my bike for two seasons. No complaints. Does everything a singe sided PM needs to do. Battery life is great. Can't recommend them enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19,805
Views: 4,272,768
Posted By NoWhammies

Will do WhyFi I probably won't ride the tyres for...

Will do WhyFi I probably won't ride the tyres for a bit as the two on my bike now still have some life in them...And just like that, I've cursed myself to flats and or some other major type of tyre...
07-29-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,889
Posted By NoWhammies

Personally I would not wash my bike inside. Too...

Personally I would not wash my bike inside. Too much road grime, oil, dirt, small rocks, etc. that can come off and stick/coat nice surfaces like couches and kitchen tables. I would to my best to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By NoWhammies

Based on looks alone, I like the Ale. I have...

Based on looks alone, I like the Ale. I have zero experience wearing any of the three though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 354,773
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,625
Views: 423,143
Posted By NoWhammies

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07-05-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 147,679
Posted By NoWhammies

280k yesterday 115k today Not bad for a...

280k yesterday
115k today
Not bad for a weekend of riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 354,773
Posted By NoWhammies

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06-22-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,252
Posted By NoWhammies

Yeah, I'd be replacing that rim if I were you. ...

Yeah, I'd be replacing that rim if I were you. As others have stated, check with your LBS in case there are any warranty issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,531
Posted By NoWhammies

On my ride a few days ago this guy came in super...

On my ride a few days ago this guy came in super handy:


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Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,625
Views: 423,143
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Foo
06-20-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By NoWhammies

I read the book and watched the movie. Both...

I read the book and watched the movie. Both superb. Can't recommend either of them enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By NoWhammies

Mrs. NoWhammies has a set of Assaults on her bike...

Mrs. NoWhammies has a set of Assaults on her bike and is quite happy with them. She has no trouble riding in crosswinds. If the price is right and works for you, I say go for it. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,296
Posted By NoWhammies

Bibs. I switched to bibs within a year of...

Bibs. I switched to bibs within a year of starting to ride and never looked back. Much more comfortable.
06-08-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By NoWhammies

Considering how many hills I ride up - and then...

Considering how many hills I ride up - and then bomb down - I'm ok shelling out the of couple extra bucks for Shimano mineral oil. For me, why risk my life or serious injury just to save a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,625
Views: 423,143
Posted By NoWhammies

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