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08-07-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By xraydog

September weather in Dolomites / Southern Austria

Going on a bike tour of norther Italy (Dolomites) and Southern Austria the 2nd week of September.

Anyone have experience with the weather there? High and low temps, rain fall etc.
07-31-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,328
Posted By xraydog

Xraydog = Xray (radiologist) + dog (nickname...

Xraydog = Xray (radiologist) + dog (nickname (first 3 letters of last name))
07-31-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By xraydog

Yellow Super Sport!!!! That was my bike as a...

Yellow Super Sport!!!! That was my bike as a teen. It was my means of transportation as a teen before driving. I'd love to add one to my stable in the future for sentimental reasons.
07-04-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By xraydog

POC helmet color fade

Hi all,
I have a POC Octal fluorescent yellow helmet that suffered from severe sunlight color fading. I'm interested in the new Ventral Air Spin. Does anyone know if their orange color helmet...
06-21-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,490
Posted By xraydog

Jumped off a small rock in Arches National Park...

Jumped off a small rock in Arches National Park in Utah and heard/felt a pop in my left knee just above the patella. Torn quadriceps tendon, thankfully, not completely torn. Got down off the...
Forum: Introductions
05-31-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By xraydog

Hi, I spent 2 weeks in Portugal last June. ...

Hi,

I spent 2 weeks in Portugal last June. One week in Lisbon and one week on a bike tour across the Alentejo.

Beautiful country and beautiful people.
03-05-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,757
Posted By xraydog

How would you feel about spending an hour commute...

How would you feel about spending an hour commute for repairs to your bike when your LBS closes? How much would that cost you? If you are not treated well by the local bike shop then you should...
02-26-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,421
Posted By xraydog

Moots Routt YBB with clearance for 45mm 700c...

Moots Routt YBB with clearance for 45mm 700c tires

https://moots.com/bike/routt-ybb/
01-29-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,914
Posted By xraydog

My first 10speed was a Schwinn Varsity in that...

My first 10speed was a Schwinn Varsity in that color..... beautiful!!!
01-14-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By xraydog

Electronic Groupset Battery performance in Cold Weather

Hi All,
Considering electronic shifting on my next bike build. I like in a relatively cold climate and ride in the winter when it is in the 20's (F). My other electronics (ie. cell phone, etc)...
12-24-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,222
Posted By xraydog

2 Centuries (Amish Country Bike Tour) on my...

2 Centuries (Amish Country Bike Tour) on my Specialized Sequoia

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/577x432/bike_2_small_70cbe02db44997cfe949b65c188d308e46120452.jpg
11-04-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By xraydog

I’m running on Specialized Sawtooth 42mm

I’m running on Specialized Sawtooth 42mm
11-04-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By xraydog

Tubeless puncture question

Iíve been riding tubeless for the last 2 years. Today more than ever Iím glad I did.
I found this sticking out of my front tire 25miles into a 40mile ride. I heald my breath and pulled it out.......
10-25-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,258
Posted By xraydog

Another vote for disk brakes with one caviat........

Another vote for disk brakes with one caviat..... pneumatic disk brakes.

I am a large guy (265lbs) and live in the mountains of Northcentral PA. I have had bikes with cable disk brakes and were...
10-19-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,460
Posted By xraydog

Saxophone (or other instrument) lessons .... time...

Saxophone (or other instrument) lessons .... time to get in touch with your creative side. Plus it will feed your obsessive appetite.
10-03-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 731
Posted By xraydog

Backroads vs Duvine bike tour companies

Hello All,
I did a Backroads Bike tour in Portugal this year and had a great time. I was thinking of doing another bike tour this year. Recently I received a catalog from Duvine Bike Tours which...
09-06-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,973
Posted By xraydog

Go Clipless, I was a new rider several years...

Go Clipless,

I was a new rider several years ago and had concerns about clipless pedals. I bought the Shimano Click'r pedal (PD-T421). Clipless on one side and platform on the other. The...
07-20-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,869
Posted By xraydog

I'm the same weight, but, not as tall. I have...

I'm the same weight, but, not as tall. I have been riding a Specialized Sequoia Elite (58cm) for the last 18monts. I have enjoyed every minute on the bike. Had some rim crack at the spoke nipples...
06-01-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By xraydog

Thanks everyone for the tips and info, I...

Thanks everyone for the tips and info,
I uploaded one of the rides and it showed the overall course outline but no map data. I found out how to check the maps stored in the unit. I had Europe...
05-31-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By xraydog

Do I need Europe maps for Garmin 1000 Edge

Hi All,

I have a Garmin Edge 1000 that I purchased in the US. I have used it in Europe (Italy) to log my rides and it worked fine.

I'm going on a bike tour in Portugal. The tour group will...
Forum: Touring
11-02-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,462
Posted By xraydog

Specialized Sequoia with a subcompact (46/30...

Specialized Sequoia with a subcompact (46/30 crank)

That's what I like and enjoy.
Forum: Touring
11-02-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,462
Posted By xraydog

Well said! :thumb:

Well said! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,074
Posted By xraydog

For me it has been the FSA SL-K Modular 46-30...

For me it has been the FSA SL-K Modular 46-30 crankset I added to my Specialized Sequoia. I live in the mountains so the extra gear and little less weight (from the crankset and new rims courtesy of...
10-13-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,075
Posted By xraydog

Was happy with my Selle SMP TRK until my rides...

Was happy with my Selle SMP TRK until my rides got over 50 miles. I switched to a Rivet Imogene saddle about 2 months ago after hearing some positive reviews on bike touring sites. My Imogene was...
09-22-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 126,805
Posted By xraydog

I recently put a FSA 46-30 crankset with carbon...

I recently put a FSA 46-30 crankset with carbon fiber crank arms on my 2017 Sequoia Elite. Lovin' every minute with this new setup. I live in the mountains of Northcentral PA so there are very few...
09-11-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,100
Posted By xraydog

I have been riding a Rivet Imogene for the past 3...

I have been riding a Rivet Imogene for the past 3 weeks. Deb at Rivet is great to work with. They have a trial policy that allows you to try a saddle(s) for up to about 30days. They also have a...
08-29-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,272
Posted By xraydog

I agree with expressogrinder. I ride relatively...

I agree with expressogrinder. I ride relatively flat packed gravel rail trail and notice I ride about one gear heavier (about 2mph faster) on flat roads. Hill climbing is another animal, basically...
08-28-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 31,830
Posted By xraydog

Been riding a Sequoia Elite since January. ...

Been riding a Sequoia Elite since January. Currently have about 1400miles on it. After about 1,000miles I noticed cracks in the rear rim around the spoke nipples. Specialized replaced the...
08-22-17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By xraydog

Check out the Amish Country Bike Tour on...

Check out the Amish Country Bike Tour on September 9, 2017

Annual Amish Country Bike Tour - Cycling Events | Kent County DE...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By xraydog

We had some bad storms the night before. Was on...

We had some bad storms the night before. Was on the trail in the middle of "nowhere" and came across 3 or 4 of these obstructions. No way around (mountain to one side, creek to the other) so I had...
07-27-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,180
Posted By xraydog

I am lucky to have 2 LBS's in my rural area of...

I am lucky to have 2 LBS's in my rural area of PA that both are very knowledgeable and very helpful. These types of shops should be supported even if you pay a little higher price than Amazon. No...
07-24-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By xraydog

Thanks everyone for the input. I was trying to...

Thanks everyone for the input. I was trying to convince myself that the Cannondale was a good choice, because of it's availability. A Cannondale may still be a good first tandem but not in the X/S...
07-24-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By xraydog

Thanks for the info. I have yet to receive a...

Thanks for the info. I have yet to receive a price for the Cannondale. I do have the opportunity to try a Co-Motion Periscope and Speedster that would be in the correct frame size for me and my...
07-24-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By xraydog

Help with Tandem decision and questions

Hello,

My wife and I have been riding for the past 2-3 years. We live in the mountains of Northcentral PA. I ride about 70-100miles a week and she less about 20-40miles. My friend lent me his...
07-20-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,180
Posted By xraydog

Dennis, I agree with you. If you are a LBS you...

Dennis,
I agree with you. If you are a LBS you need to service your patrons well. That means having courteous, knowledgeable and competent staff. I do not have any problems with the original...
07-20-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,180
Posted By xraydog

How good is Amazon in fixing something on your...

How good is Amazon in fixing something on your bike while you wait?
07-17-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By xraydog

pdlamb, I too am guilty of the misconception...

pdlamb,

I too am guilty of the misconception that because I bike 50-100 mile per week I am somehow "protected" from a bad cardiac event. Which has led to less than adequate attempts to control...
07-14-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,756
Posted By xraydog

I live in the mountains of north central...

I live in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. Rides from my house encounter every road surface: Dirt, chipseal, packed gravel, loose gravel / stones and asphalt in varying conditions of...
Forum: Foo
06-20-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12,710
Views: 728,316
Posted By xraydog

Wears his bibs over his jersey.

Wears his bibs over his jersey.
06-16-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,355
Posted By xraydog

You can buy frame set (frame, fork,neck, handle...

You can buy frame set (frame, fork,neck, handle bars and seat posts) for both the Sequoia and Diverge (see below)
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/road/adventure/sequoia-pro-module/116172
...
06-16-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,355
Posted By xraydog

Great find. Best of luck. I rode a Diverge A1...

Great find. Best of luck. I rode a Diverge A1 Sport (2016) for about 1.5yrs. Great bike and only switched recently to the 2017 Sequoia Elite this last winter for larger tire clearance and more...
06-09-17, 08:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,562
Posted By xraydog

Been riding my Sepcialized Sequoia Elite for the...

Been riding my Sepcialized Sequoia Elite for the last 6 months. Enjoying every minute. Perfect bike and gearing for where I like (mountains) and the surfaces I ride (dirt, gravel, chipseal, road). ...
06-02-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By xraydog

I've been riding the Specialized Sawtooth tire...

I've been riding the Specialized Sawtooth tire (700c x 42mm) since December. My rides have every road type imaginable with a large portion chipseal. I am a Clydesdale (260lbs) and converted these...
06-02-17, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By xraydog

Thanks all for the information

Thanks all for the information
05-30-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By xraydog

Tubeless tire question

I have been riding tubeless setup on my bike for the past 6 months.

My questions is: Do I need to change, add-to or replace the sealant at any specific intervals?
05-01-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,426
Posted By xraydog

Funny, I had a similar experience when I started....

Funny, I had a similar experience when I started. I started riding about 2yrs ago. I had an extra tube and equipment to fix a flat with me, because someone told me I needed it, but, I didn't...
04-21-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,524
Posted By xraydog

Thanks everyone... great posts! Retirement...

Thanks everyone... great posts! Retirement thoughts / questions seem to creep into my thoughts more and more as I enter the last 8-10yrs of my career. After reading the posts, seems like everyone...
Forum: Touring
04-19-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,945
Posted By xraydog

I got a Specialized Sequoia Elite at the end of...

I got a Specialized Sequoia Elite at the end of the year. Just about the perfect bike for the area and roads/trails I ride. Very comfortable ride. I have a Diverge and Cannondale Lefty sitting in...
04-14-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,524
Posted By xraydog

Timely post..... sitting here at the end of a...

Timely post..... sitting here at the end of a busy week thinking about retirement even more. Met with our financial planner recently to get all the "ducks in a row". Still a lot of decisions.......
04-12-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,885
Posted By xraydog

Congratulatons! Your story and mine are...

Congratulatons!

Your story and mine are similar including bikes. Started about 18months ago at age 55. Hadn't ridden since high school on my Schwinn Super Sport. Bought a Diverge Sport. ...
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