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06-22-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By MBurke

Just thought I would pass this along.... Last...

Just thought I would pass this along....
Last weekend I hauled a buddies bike along with mine to our group ride...an hour away on the interstate.
He has the same bike as me..Cannondale synapse...
06-13-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By MBurke

I have a Bolt also....and have tried several out...

I have a Bolt also....and have tried several out front mounts....I went back to the K Edge mount. Just a better I think.
I have the F3 and wasn't real impressed with it...I didn't like the idea of...
05-16-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By MBurke

Bike Hauling

I have kind of a strange situation....I have a carbon road bike with hydraulic disc brakes
I also have a Chevy Silverado pickup that I haul it in. I have a 2x4 that fits across the bed in the slots...
05-12-18, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By MBurke

Best Disc Pads

Just wondering if there is a Best disc brake pad ?
I have Shimano RS 785 hydraulic disc brakes on my Cannondale Synapse and need to replace the pads.
I have been using Swiss Stop organic pads on...
05-03-18, 04:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By MBurke

I was having some of the same issues with my...

I was having some of the same issues with my front disc brake and I replaced my pad (front only) with a organic pad. I know they won't last as long as others but its the front one so I'm not to...
04-29-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,017
Posted By MBurke

DINOTTE LIGHTING ULTIMATE TRAIL AND ROAD LIGHTS...

DINOTTE LIGHTING ULTIMATE TRAIL AND ROAD LIGHTS (http://dinottelighting.com/)

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1084187-there-brighter-tail-light-than-dinotte-quad-red.html


I have a...
10-25-17, 04:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,228
Posted By MBurke

Thanks for the suggestions...all good advise...I...

Thanks for the suggestions...all good advise...I like the hiking boot/shoe idea. I use Shimano pedals that have two sides already. SPD on one side and Flat on the other..so the hiking boot idea would...
10-24-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,228
Posted By MBurke

Winter Shoes/Boots

I am considering buying a pair of winter shoes or boots. I road ride (no mountain biking)
I do use SPD cleats though.
Iv been using Gore slip over booties over my shoes but the bottoms are getting...
09-25-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By MBurke

I'm a car detailer and I use car detailing stuff...

I'm a car detailer and I use car detailing stuff on my bike.
I like Meguiars D 156 spray wax a lot. I also use McKees 37 Matte Finish protectant on my Matte carbon frame.
All purpose cleaner for...
09-16-17, 05:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,939
Posted By MBurke

Thanks everyone for taking the time to...

Thanks everyone for taking the time to share...some Good ones there for sure
09-10-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,939
Posted By MBurke

Desk Top/ Wallpaper

Just thought it would be neat to see what you have for a pc desktop wallpaper.
Care to share a photo of it ?
I tend to change mine quite often..

Lets see them :thumb:
...
08-29-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By MBurke

Well...like I mentioned before..my fit was pretty...

Well...like I mentioned before..my fit was pretty good, comfortable.
I changed my stem( I had one on hand)
I went from a:
6 up 100mm stem
to a
0 100mm stem
It didn't change but just a few mm...
08-29-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By MBurke

Thanks for all the suggestions.....I made just a...

Thanks for all the suggestions.....I made just a couple Small changes and its even better that before
Did a 93 mile ride the other day and it was comfortable all the way :thumb:
and did my cool...
08-19-17, 03:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,133
Posted By MBurke

I have this same issue.......I guess I can do all...

I have this same issue.......I guess I can do all out when I'm by myself...but I make it point to ride with others that are not out to do that kind of riding.
I ride with my wife and do a group ride...
08-18-17, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,234
Posted By MBurke

I have Hydraulic Shimano Disc brakes on my...

I have Hydraulic Shimano Disc brakes on my Cannondale Synapse
I run the metal pads on the rear ( stock ones so far) and I replaced the front pads with
Swiss Stop Organic pads...the stock ones were...
08-14-17, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By MBurke

2-3" off the ground I have a new link to the...

2-3" off the ground

I have a new link to the photo also :thumb:
08-14-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By MBurke

Bike Fit Question

I have my Cannondale Synapse dialed in pretty good. I have 2500 miles on it so far and its pretty darn good.
I can do my morning training rides (20 miles) and my longer group rides on the weekends...
07-30-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By MBurke

I didn't trust those rubber straps....I would...

I didn't trust those rubber straps....I would hate to lose my cadence sensor so.....
I use a zip tie to attach the sensor to my crank arm. I use a small piece of rubber inner tube under the sensor...
07-30-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By MBurke

I just use a zip tie to attach the sensor to my...

I just use a zip tie to attach the sensor to my crank arm.
I put a small piece of rubber inner tube under the sensor.
Seems to work for me:thumb:
That's a pretty cheap alternative ;)
07-28-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,512
Posted By MBurke

That's Great !!! I know I have run them for 3...

That's Great !!!
I know I have run them for 3 yrs ( not the same tire) and like them a lot.
Lite, fast, durable.....ride nice !!
I use Michelin Ultra-Lite tubes and like that combo.
I'm running...
07-26-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,512
Posted By MBurke

I like my Continental grand Prix 4000 S II alot....

I like my Continental grand Prix 4000 S II alot. I run 28 mm
Very pleased with them.
07-25-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By MBurke

I wouldn't vacation in Iowa. I live here and it...

I wouldn't vacation in Iowa. I live here and it isn't all that great.
07-25-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By MBurke

I use my 25 with gps speed... doesn't the 20 have...

I use my 25 with gps speed... doesn't the 20 have GPS speed ? No sensor needed for speed ?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
Posted By MBurke

I have Disc brakes so I cant comment on the...

I have Disc brakes so I cant comment on the "Ceramic Brake Coating "

Their logos are water transfer / painted/ etched....they ain't rubbing off.

But the other colors that are available are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
Posted By MBurke

I bought a set of Boyd Altamont Alum Clinchers ...

I bought a set of Boyd Altamont Alum Clinchers
Built from a trusted wheel builder off another forum.....Love Them !!!!
Light
Fast
Looks are Awesome

I am Very Pleased with them..
07-20-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By MBurke

I have made a couple of these and they work...

I have made a couple of these and they work pretty well.
https://ochobike.wordpress.com/pvc-bicycle-stand/
PVC bike stands..I did a little research and came up with one that works for me.
07-16-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By MBurke

Wheel Bag

I'm looking for a wheel bag for my front wheel. Do you have any suggestions for a good brand of wheel bag or are they all about the same. Single bag or double ?
I do take my kids bike once in a...
06-29-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By MBurke

I don't know about Max speed during rides but...

I don't know about Max speed during rides but after rides...I have garmin connect on my PC and sync it...
tells you all kinds of data.
I also sync it to my phone with connect and it also tells you...
06-27-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By MBurke

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/06/garmin-edge-20...

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/06/garmin-edge-20-25.html
Read up on it.
I have the 25 and like it a lot.
06-03-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By MBurke

Thats cool ! I also had a B-Day ride last...

Thats cool !
I also had a B-Day ride last month...just last week in fact. And it was also 55 miles (55 yrs old) :thumb:
And I joined the group again this saturday and did another 55 mile ride ...
06-03-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By MBurke

I have a Garmin Edge 25 and have used it a doz...

I have a Garmin Edge 25 and have used it a doz times since I got it.
I like it a lot
It has all the stuff I need/want and then some.
I think its Great !!!
:thumb:
05-23-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By MBurke

Those are False Morels ...

Those are False Morels

https://www.123rf.com/photo_9652920_a-poisonous-false-morel-mushroom.html
04-08-17, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,565
Posted By MBurke

I have had several tail lights....usb charging...

I have had several tail lights....usb charging ones to AA battery ones. While some are pretty decent I just recently bought a
Dinotte Quad Red Tail Light
NEW 2017 Quad RED Taillight with built in...
04-05-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,766
Posted By MBurke

This is what happened to me. I don't get to ride...

This is what happened to me. I don't get to ride 40-60 miles a day but try not to get to grumpy if I don't get my mileage in (20 mile mornings, longer on weekends) rides

The sights , sounds and...
04-03-17, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By MBurke

Disc Brake Pads

I am thinking about replacing my Shimano Disc brake pads
I have Shimano BR785 hydraulic disc on my Carbon Synapse
Most of the time I ride on Dry Flat Roads, I'm 175lb and would like something quite...
03-29-17, 05:32 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,908
Posted By MBurke

Avg speed varies for me..depends on Where I ride....

Avg speed varies for me..depends on Where I ride. My local bike trail loop (30 mile ride) with some town stuff is lower avg speed (14 -15)
than open road riding where there are not so many stops and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,270
Posted By MBurke

I bit the bullet and bought a Dinotte Quad Red....

I bit the bullet and bought a Dinotte Quad Red. That's a lot of money for a rear light but.....This thing is Awesome!!
I have had several rear lights over the years but this thing is not in the same...
02-21-17, 05:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,122
Posted By MBurke

I use Meguiar's Ultamate Quick Wax. Its easy to...

I use Meguiar's Ultamate Quick Wax. Its easy to use and last.
Spray it on a towel and wipe in on and wipe over it with the dry side of your towel.
I use it on my cars also between wax's . Its Great...
02-09-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,818
Posted By MBurke

I'm in the SE situation, Im 6' 34" inseam ad just...

I'm in the SE situation, Im 6' 34" inseam ad just bought my first drop bar road bike. I have been riding a flat bar road bike. My New Synapse Carbon is 58 and I have been trying to get it dialed in...
01-16-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By MBurke

I have disc brakes and just bought a new wheel...

I have disc brakes and just bought a new wheel set for my bike
I went with Alloy
Boyd Altimonts
Look fantastic and have a lot of great reviews. I haven't had a chance to ride on them yet but
Im...
01-15-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,245
Posted By MBurke

Torque Wrench

I searched but didn't find any post about it....Im sure there are.
Whats your opinion on using torque wrench's ?

I'm new to bike maintenance and just wondering if I should invest in one...or get...
01-13-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 46,109
Posted By MBurke

Great thread !! I alternate almost daily...ride...

Great thread !!
I alternate almost daily...ride day / walk day. I throw in a little running on my walk also to get the heart rate up. My wife likes to walk also so it's good for together time. 👍
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By MBurke

Thanks for the suggestions and feedback. I do...

Thanks for the suggestions and feedback. I do want recessed cleat shoes.... just want to use them for road cycling. I want to be able to walk in them a little.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By MBurke

SPD Shoes

I am looking for some new SPD shoes. Right now I have some shimano A520 pedals and some specialized shoes that i never really did like but its all the LBS had.

Well I bought a new bike...
11-02-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 24,044
Posted By MBurke

Giant Conduct Hydraulic Disc

Looking at the New Giant Contend
Looks like they have a new brake system.
Anyone have any opinion on the new Giant Conduct Hydraulic Disc system.

Looks bulky on the stem to me..I wonder how they...
07-26-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By MBurke

Ride ID Appp

I was looking through an older Road Cycling magazine and saw a app called " Ride ID "
It changed your lock screen to a page that had all your information on in . I can't seem to find it....maybe...
07-18-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,007
Posted By MBurke

I always try to click the brake levers or make...

I always try to click the brake levers or make some other noise. I don't like hollering at them because most of the time they just jump as if shot.

But lately I have been warning with " Coming up...
07-11-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By MBurke

These are pretty cool ...

These are pretty cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBnBriNYnyA
07-09-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,629
Posted By MBurke

Front White Light (day time)

I always use my Red blinker on the back...day or night. Now what about using a White Light on the front ? Like a running / driving light on a car. Does anyone use one ?
I like to use a White Light...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,838
Posted By MBurke

Thanks VegasTriker...guess I missed that one....

Thanks VegasTriker...guess I missed that one. That helps take the fear of sore arm or shoulder from over pumping. Doesn't sound like that big of a deal to me so Thanks for clearing that up.

Also...
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