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03-15-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By awesomeame

Which Garmin HRM strap?

So Garmin sells three HRM straps that are compatible with my Edge 820.

Basic unit $50 CAD
Soft strap unit $75 CAD
Dual transmission unit $100 CAD

I don't really need the dual transmission, so...
11-07-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By awesomeame

Thanks for all the input!! Matt

Thanks for all the input!!

Matt
11-06-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By awesomeame

Is this normal wear? ->freehub

Took my cassette apart yesterday to clean it, and actually had trouble removing the cassette from the freehub because of the wear. See pics:
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By awesomeame

I too have the Metron 40's. My first set had a...

I too have the Metron 40's. My first set had a coating problem on the carbon where the pads touched, (extremely squeaky brakes, like deafening) but Vision replaced both wheels with new at no charge...
09-06-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,010
Posted By awesomeame

I think as long as you don't eat much junkfood...

I think as long as you don't eat much junkfood and ride your bike 10hrs a week, you'll be fine.

https://www.bicycling.com/news/a22547885/cycle-10-hours-weekly-healthy-aging/

I alternate...
09-05-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By awesomeame

If you get the smart control version, then yes. ...

If you get the smart control version, then yes. I used mine on Zwift last year, however, I did sell my rock and roll after last winter.

A couple things I didn't like with this unit:
1) on-wheel...
Forum: Foo
08-21-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By awesomeame

Thanks! I will try to tear myself away from...

Thanks! I will try to tear myself away from looking at the girls in the next building and check it out, lol

Matt
Forum: Foo
08-21-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By awesomeame

How do you guys know where to point your...

How do you guys know where to point your telescopes? I have 10x50 binos, so from reading above I should be able to see saturn's rings. But where to point them?

Matt
Forum: Foo
08-17-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By awesomeame

Dunno how to post pics, but i loved my Delta 15.5...

Dunno how to post pics, but i loved my Delta 15.5 when I had it!

https://www.deltakayaks.com/delta-15gt/

Matt
Forum: Foo
08-17-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By awesomeame

Call the manufacturer and ask! Matt

Call the manufacturer and ask!

Matt
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-18, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,538
Posted By awesomeame

I carry everything in an under (now larger)...

I carry everything in an under (now larger) saddlebag as well. To the OP, don't you find the Topek top tube bag hits your knees when riding out of the saddle/grinding? I removed mine, although I...
08-17-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By awesomeame

You could always try bikeshare. Not great for...

You could always try bikeshare. Not great for 100k rides, but they are available everywhere. I do see people on rented bikes but I have no idea where they get them from. Could try Sweetpete's, bike...
Replies: 20
Views: 4,366
Posted By awesomeame

At that price point they offer standard free...

At that price point they offer standard free untracked, and standard tracked. Even though it costs nothing additional, you still have to select the tracked option if you want it tracked. Maybe the OP...
08-15-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,744
Posted By awesomeame

Just to add to this. I crashed my bike...

Just to add to this. I crashed my bike yesterday. Nothing too serious. But my LH shoulder hit the ground and slid...my skin is a bit marked up/scraped looking, but my cheap ass chinese jersey has...
08-13-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,744
Posted By awesomeame

I bought a jersey off aliexpress. $14 US. ...

I bought a jersey off aliexpress. $14 US. Shipped to my door. I've worn it a month with several wash cycles. Surprisingly no issues...I was really expecting it to fall apart on my second ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By awesomeame

Thanks for the input. They're ordered! Matt

Thanks for the input. They're ordered!

Matt
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By awesomeame

Already eyeing a Tacx Neo for my winter gear :-P ...

Already eyeing a Tacx Neo for my winter gear :-P

Matt
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,223
Posted By awesomeame

We live in the same area, and I was also thinking...

We live in the same area, and I was also thinking about getting deeper dish wheels due to the lack of elevation for 99% of my riding. But reading this thread has put me off them. I'll stick with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-18, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By awesomeame

Oakley Jawbreaker photochromatic lens...who's got 'em?

I got a regular pair of the Jawbreakers, but now with fall/evening/dark rides coming thought I would get their photochromatic lens

The site says 23-69% light transmission, but I have no idea what...
08-01-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By awesomeame

Since the show is coming up again, and I never...

Since the show is coming up again, and I never went last year....did you see any high end stuff there last year? Specifically I'm looking for some deep dish Zipp wheels and a Sram Red groupset for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 04:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,612
Posted By awesomeame

Hey guys thanks for all the suggestions!!! I...

Hey guys thanks for all the suggestions!!!

I did have to re-imagine my whole setup. I bought a small top tube bag which sits behind the stem, moved my co2 to a Jetvalve under-bottle-cage holder...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,612
Posted By awesomeame

I need to carry more water

So I carry two bottles in the standard spots-1 on the down tube, 1 on the seat tube. I need to carry 2 more bottles. I have a Topek bag underneath my saddle so the standard triathalon bottle mounts...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By awesomeame

apparently aging healthfully also makes you wear...

apparently aging healthfully also makes you wear crazy looking helmets haha
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By awesomeame

Well, I took the plunge and ordered some Molton! ...

Well, I took the plunge and ordered some Molton! I had a giftcard for amazon which I forgot about, I figure this is a good use of it.

Matt
07-25-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By awesomeame

I agree, adding the shoes/helmet as a display is...

I agree, adding the shoes/helmet as a display is kinda dumb looking. But I think anyone hanging up a bike on their wall likely has a space problem...if the hangar allows for some storage for other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-18, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By awesomeame

Cool. I have problem feet and got some RP3's in...

Cool. I have problem feet and got some RP3's in wide on clearance for $45 just to try for fit when I went clipless last year. They are holding up too well to upgrade at this point, but I'll for sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By awesomeame

Adding link to chain

nevermind I answered my own question!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By awesomeame

Once it gets up here to Canada the price is more...

Once it gets up here to Canada the price is more than double, boo.

Did you ever try the Molton and paraffin on their own/any input on comparison?

Matt
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By awesomeame

Who dips their chains in wax?

I'm using a spray on wax right now, but want to switch to the dipped-in-wax method. From online research "molten speed wax" gets top marks, but this stuff is HELLA expensive. Their race powder also...
07-24-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By awesomeame

you could check to see if your battery is...

you could check to see if your battery is bubbled. set it on a table. if should sit flat and not spin. if you set it down and can spin it like a top, it's damaged.
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07-24-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,917
Posted By awesomeame

I"ve got the same bottles here...no problems...

I"ve got the same bottles here...no problems either

Matt
07-24-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By awesomeame

this isn't mine, but it's pretty slick. easy to...

this isn't mine, but it's pretty slick. easy to put one above the other if you have 8 foot walls..

they make a variety of different versions: https://artivelo.com/english/shop/
...
07-24-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 695
Posted By awesomeame

if you were 300lbs and running on 23C's at 70 PSI...

if you were 300lbs and running on 23C's at 70 PSI that warranty would pay for itself pretty quick lol

But why not put that $40 towards going tubeless? I haven't had any flats ever since going...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,108
Posted By awesomeame

Likewise Matt

Likewise

Matt
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,108
Posted By awesomeame

Bike has only been serviced at Trek, but I'll get...

Bike has only been serviced at Trek, but I'll get this looked at or look at it myself. I just assumed since I ride more than my buddies it was only natural I would need to adjust more often. Thanks...
07-22-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By awesomeame

There is a meetup.com group called "toronto bike...

There is a meetup.com group called "toronto bike meetup." Look it up. During the week there are evening rides about 30km. I don't go to them just because they're more downtown-ish and don't work...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,108
Posted By awesomeame

The cable is stretching...a couple clicks on it...

The cable is stretching...a couple clicks on it (turnable barrel at cassette shifter) and the problem goes away until I put on another 200k. It's probably only adjusting it a couple thousandths of...
07-22-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,546
Posted By awesomeame

Hey that is good to read. I'm scheduled to go...

Hey that is good to read. I'm scheduled to go this coming Tuesday for a Retul fit. Pain in my Right abductor and Left adductor, so I have some sorta imbalance going on...which from reading looks...
07-22-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,052
Posted By awesomeame

bahahaha too funny!

bahahaha too funny!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,108
Posted By awesomeame

I'll certainly be switching to electronic with...

I'll certainly be switching to electronic with the next setup. I ride about 250-300k/wk and the cassette shifting always gets worse towards the end of the week. It never fails...on a hill somewhere...
07-22-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By awesomeame

thanks guys! I never ride with my phone so just...

thanks guys! I never ride with my phone so just wanted to make sure before I signed up for Strava premium. I did enable Strava segments on the Garmin ;)

Matt
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,989
Posted By awesomeame

I love my Bontrager Ballista. ...

I love my Bontrager Ballista.
...
07-19-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By awesomeame

I can't believe no one knows the answer to...

I can't believe no one knows the answer to this...?

Matt
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By awesomeame

Cleaning carbon

Do any of you guys use wet wipes on your carbon frame/wheels? What brand/kind do you use? Which are safe for use on carbon? Or how else are you cleaning your carbon components? I don't have...
06-22-18, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By awesomeame

Strava live segments question

I have a Garmin Edge 820. I've got my Strava account and Garmin account linked, and a few Strava segments "starred." They show up on my Garmin connect account, but don't sync with my Edge. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By awesomeame

My Trek frame was replaced under warranty last...

My Trek frame was replaced under warranty last year. The decision to replace was within 24hrs, but with shipping, and building up the new bike, the process took 3 weeks. Plus I had to pay for...
05-17-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,444
Posted By awesomeame

I have a medical condition which drains my body...

I have a medical condition which drains my body of electrolytes if I let it. Much worse with extended exercise. But I salt everything, sometimes even just eat salt, and pop a calcium/magnesium pill...
05-17-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,010
Posted By awesomeame

Funny vid!!! LMAO! Matt

Funny vid!!! LMAO!

Matt
05-17-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,330
Posted By awesomeame

I've gotten food poisoning the past two times...

I've gotten food poisoning the past two times buying pre-prepared foods from out local grocery store. Never again!!!

Matt
12-19-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,033
Posted By awesomeame

That article is 5.5yrs old. Things have gotten...

That article is 5.5yrs old. Things have gotten worse:

https://stateofobesity.org/adult-obesity/

Matt
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