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Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By PaulRivers

Like someone said you gotta let it heal first. ...

Like someone said you gotta let it heal first.

EXodficia under wrar worked really well for me for outdoors stuff, eventually I just started using it as my only underwear. It's not cheap, but it...
10-19-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By PaulRivers

With no hitch, you can easily carry 2 bikes with...

With no hitch, you can easily carry 2 bikes with a rack. Carrying 3 is difficult - I've done it, but only after removing the front wheel, pedals, and taping cloth between points where the frames...
10-18-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,116
Posted By PaulRivers

All those city bikes they leave outside at racks...

All those city bikes they leave outside at racks are IGH's. That seems to be the way to go for low maintenance. The drawback is they're a bit clunky.

I know bikes that come with an IGH usually...
09-13-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By PaulRivers

I understand you're a habitual liar. Don't...

I understand you're a habitual liar.

Don't have to go more than 10 posts up:
/22228207-post160.html
WinterCommuter: Sorry to say, but it’s your fault.

It's the responsibility of the person...
09-13-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By PaulRivers

They're not inherently different either. The...

They're not inherently different either.
The person changing lanes is responsible for making sure the lane they're moving into is clear before moving into it.



This "sorta like it" situation...
09-13-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By PaulRivers

It's 100% their fault. Look at it like it's...

It's 100% their fault.

Look at it like it's a car:
1. You are driving straight, in your lane, on a 4 line highway.
2. A car in front of you suddenly pulls itself into your lane without looking -...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,955
Posted By PaulRivers

Was going to bring up that if you can move the...

Was going to bring up that if you can move the front wheel left or right without the bars moving it's a safety issue, sounds like someone else covered it.



This happened to me:
- mountain...
08-16-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,548
Posted By PaulRivers

In addition to clipless, would also point out if...

In addition to clipless, would also point out if you want regular shoes with no clups nowadays you can go with five tensl mtn bike shoes and pedals with pins. It's what I use, your feet won't slip,...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,808
Posted By PaulRivers

If you expect a noteable difference in speed...

If you expect a noteable difference in speed between the two you will likely be disappointed.

There's little or no speed difference between the two if you're not measuring times in seconds and...
06-21-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,628
Posted By PaulRivers

Stoped carrying more repair equipment than flats...

Stoped carrying more repair equipment than flats after cell phones and uber became ubiquitious.

Had to use it once to, came out to find my ulock refused to unlock and didn't want to walk back to...
06-21-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,628
Posted By PaulRivers

If you're carrying a quick link tool that is a...

If you're carrying a quick link tool that is a chain tool.
06-15-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,038
Posted By PaulRivers

This is sort of a complicated topic, I've spent...

This is sort of a complicated topic, I've spent years working to fix an injury I got trying to get in better shape, what I'm sayings comes from that.

There's a lot of things to the condition your...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,274
Posted By PaulRivers

1. You bring a bag that keeps you warm at 60f in...

1. You bring a bag that keeps you warm at 60f in a tent. It's 75f so leave it partially unzipped. Next night it's 80 so you sleep on top of it.

What do you do with a waterproof bag? Leave it...
05-21-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By PaulRivers

It's a problem with the physical equipment on the...

It's a problem with the physical equipment on the bike itself....I don't know the details but I remember getting it fixed as well...think it had some to do with the hub / freewheel / pawls. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,194
Posted By PaulRivers

Lol...well in the fashion contest I lean more...

Lol...well in the fashion contest I lean more towards mountain bike shorts and a t-shirt anyways so I suppose it's not really a drawback for me...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,194
Posted By PaulRivers

Yeah. I'm not a racer and fashion wise I aim for...

Yeah. I'm not a racer and fashion wise I aim for mountain bike fashion personally. I remember finishing a ride with the typical foot numbness starting halfway through and then staying numb...
05-20-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,038
Posted By PaulRivers

The only real answer is that you are you and youu...

The only real answer is that you are you and youu need to try things and record/remember the results to see yourself.

As people have mentioned some people never need to or benefit from stretching,...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By PaulRivers

Topeak - in my experience - has the slight...

Topeak - in my experience - has the slight drawback of the full-length slide being noisy when you go over any major bumps. Bag stays 100% firmly attached - and it's really only when it gets bumpy -...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,194
Posted By PaulRivers

Maybe not what you're looking for but in a...

Maybe not what you're looking for but in a similar situation what finally solved my problem was going back to flats.
Five Ten Freeriders fit my wide (but not super wide) feet.
My initial pedals...
05-19-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By PaulRivers

Spammers love spamming links so they ban them...

Spammers love spamming links so they ban them until your account reaches a certain point. Sounds like you mean this bike?...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By PaulRivers

Ride quality on carbon frames that old wasn't as...

Ride quality on carbon frames that old wasn't as good as today. The Roubaix was flexy, and the Tarmac was overly teeth rattling on bad road surface compared to today where it's basically flawless.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By PaulRivers

This might be why your tube was split before it...

This might be why your tube was split before it was even used...cheap ebay stuff? Maybe.

Sounds like you found a pump you like, but wanted to mention the easiest pump to use is a Topeak Road...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,532
Posted By PaulRivers

I forgot to bookmark it but someone in another...

I forgot to bookmark it but someone in another thread pointed out that the bottom of spd shoes is usually a bad shape for flat pedals. It's fine for picking up your bike and walking over a log, or...
05-09-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,566
Posted By PaulRivers

My understanding is that it is biomechanically...

My understanding is that it is biomechanically impossible to exert maximal force down with one leg and up with the other while in the sitting position you're in on a bike.

I'm not sure if it's...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,490
Posted By PaulRivers

No, to big and to expensive, if I was going to do...

No, to big and to expensive, if I was going to do that I'd go with a spare bike.

Edit: A spare bike is seriously the only way to go if you want a serious backup. It lets you ride when minor...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,532
Posted By PaulRivers

Buy shoes made to bike in like Five Ten's - ...

Buy shoes made to bike in like Five Ten's -
https://www.adidas.com/us/five-ten-freerider-pro-primeblue-mountain-bike-shoes/FX0301.html

Buy large comfortable pedals like Dmr Vaults:...
05-07-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By PaulRivers

I went to using Five Ten flat shoes and pinned...

I went to using Five Ten flat shoes and pinned flat pedals. It's great - no more hassle with 2 pairs of shoes, it stopped hotspots and foot numbness for me, and I can walk around off the bike in more...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By PaulRivers

Drive side up is really just to not get chain oil...

Drive side up is really just to not get chain oil on the fabric of the car. The bike itself should be fine either way. If you remove a wheel you might need to put those inserts into the brake that...
04-24-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,526
Posted By PaulRivers

I've had a frame break without a crash and a...

I've had a frame break without a crash and a crank arm that must have been defective break in a minor crash - it can happen - it's just the question of how much extra backup gear it's worth carrying...
04-24-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,526
Posted By PaulRivers

I chuckled a bit as this is what you'd need to...

I chuckled a bit as this is what you'd need to cover all the things that could break...
https://i.imgur.com/WehkIqx.jpg

Dynamo lights - in my experience - are as reliable as the other things I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By PaulRivers

I got tired of numb feet after several different...

I got tired of numb feet after several different different shoes, insoles, systems, and fittings. Tried five ten flat bike shoes with pinned pedals. Most issues went away. Found a really comfortable...
04-11-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,526
Posted By PaulRivers

My concern with mounting location is avoiding...

My concern with mounting location is avoiding putting the wire anywhere it might suffer wear.

Downtube, bottom: this is where my front tire kicks all the road grit onto. Worst spot, in my opinion....
04-09-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,530
Posted By PaulRivers

Same thing as everyone on the road bike. On...

Same thing as everyone on the road bike.

On the mountain bike I got a hardsided padded case my phone fit into, in the underseat bag on my bike. I felt that I wanted to have my phone with me if I...
04-08-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,566
Posted By PaulRivers

It's an interesting thought...I'm sure if there...

It's an interesting thought...I'm sure if there was a bunch of money to be made with it someone would come up with a way to raise or lower the ckeat on a mountain bike shoe to avoid clicking against...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,703
Posted By PaulRivers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HGMIbA0L1A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HGMIbA0L1A
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,703
Posted By PaulRivers

You said you couldn't get into clipless...but...

You said you couldn't get into clipless...but they're not making new (stylish) shoes for the toe clips you prefer.

It just seems like two options today are clipless (attached to the pedal) or five...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,703
Posted By PaulRivers

Not a toeclip pedal but I know Five Ten recently...

Not a toeclip pedal but I know Five Ten recently restyled their flat bike shoes shoes.
...
04-03-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By PaulRivers

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/4...

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41Rmxi4etWL._AC_SY350_.jpg

^ Planet Bike Grateful Red comes with a rear rack mount that has a hole in the middle. You could probably use that.
...
03-24-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By PaulRivers

Adidas 5-10 Flat Bike Shoes became popular when...

Adidas 5-10 Flat Bike Shoes became popular when Sam Hill won a bunch of downhill mountain bike races on them, they use a special rubber formulation that really sticks to metal like metal pins on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,223
Posted By PaulRivers

I normally wear "wide" size shoes or have to buy...

I normally wear "wide" size shoes or have to buy a half size up to be comfortable. My Five Ten Freeriders were perfectly wide for my feet and didn't need an extra half size.

But ordered the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,211
Posted By PaulRivers

I know Speedplay also has rubber covers for the...

I know Speedplay also has rubber covers for the cleats. They made the shoe roughly comparable to mountain shoes for walking.

As others said I saw no real improvement with road shoes/ckeats and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By PaulRivers

Fyi, not sure how well it would work with...

Fyi, not sure how well it would work with fenders, but the 1up rack folds in half and would fit into a trunk:
https://www.mtbr.com/attachments/dsc00228-jpg.1042885/

It's also made from aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,223
Posted By PaulRivers

Five Ten makes flat bike shoes that use a special...

Five Ten makes flat bike shoes that use a special rubber compund that grip pedals with pins tightly, with a regular flat rubber bottom.

Not cheap. But they redesigned them recent and they look...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,773
Posted By PaulRivers

Difference between my $800 road bike and $5,000...

Difference between my $800 road bike and $5,000 road bike (bought it for less on sale fyi) seemed to be about 1mph. The additional utility of the cheaper bike - rack/bag and being able to leave it...
03-20-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By PaulRivers

They sell everything you'd need to do it but it's...

They sell everything you'd need to do it but it's expensive. Apparently the issue is that dynamo's produce alternating current, while charging uses direct current. Also charging often handles...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,343
Posted By PaulRivers

That looks like they went to extra steps to...

That looks like they went to extra steps to deliberately install extra long screws on the pedals. It's not an accurate representation of how things usually go.

If we looked at clipless the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,461
Posted By PaulRivers

Like others mentioned with that many flats are...

Like others mentioned with that many flats are you reinflating the flatted tire and checking where thr flat occurred? I'd be suspicious it's not coming from the road.

Possible causes:
- Something...
02-17-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,373
Posted By PaulRivers

That is...really...not true...it is very possible...

That is...really...not true...it is very possible to make/use low quality metal and have a frame that's both heavy and unreliable.
01-06-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,823
Posted By PaulRivers

You could ask the OP how it's worked out over...

You could ask the OP how it's worked out over from the time they asked the question 3 years ago... :D : D :D
Forum: Commuting
12-28-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,190
Posted By PaulRivers

I stopped using clipless entirely after trying...

I stopped using clipless entirely after trying half the brands...my feet always had issues with numbness, tingling, and just generally the hassle of switching shoes whenever I wanted to get off the...
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