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12-03-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 17,538
Posted By American Euchre

I have two hi viz vests and can't bring myself to...

I have two hi viz vests and can't bring myself to wear either of them. I think I've worn one once.

It's a great idea but the cheap, inflexible plastic fit is a no go. I just don't like it. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By American Euchre

Trek's decoupler is NOT true suspension according...

Trek's decoupler is NOT true suspension according to your definition. Neither the pedals nor bottom bracket are isolated from impacts.

Also, seat post suspension DOES improve traction and DOES...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,788
Posted By American Euchre

It's interesting order a bike that you get in a...

It's interesting order a bike that you get in a box, partially assembled.

You'll get a sense for how much damage can occur in shipment, regardless of how well packed and boxed the bike is. UPS is...
12-01-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,226
Posted By American Euchre

Both the niterider solas 30 lumens and cygo 30...

Both the niterider solas 30 lumens and cygo 30 lumens are pretty good drl's.

Certainly the 150 lumens variants of both are even better and they don't cost much more. $50 max for both.
11-29-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,226
Posted By American Euchre

There's certainly no harm in running daytime...

There's certainly no harm in running daytime lights.

But most people are lazy and won't do anything that they're not absolutely required to do. Take seatbelts for example.

It takes effort to...
11-29-16, 01:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,359
Posted By American Euchre

I bought a nashbar bike twice, same model, and...

I bought a nashbar bike twice, same model, and both arrived with what I considered to be minor shipping damage.

There were chips in the paint of the fork and the bottom of the seat post had been...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,162
Posted By American Euchre

This video is helpful for installing the take a...

This video is helpful for installing the take a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Op5lJp5gOo
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,783
Posted By American Euchre

I'm still really enjoying all of the compliments...

I'm still really enjoying all of the compliments and stares I'm getting whenever I go out for a ride.

"ooh look at that cool bike!" It's nice to see a woman's eyes light up like christmas.
11-26-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,416
Posted By American Euchre

There's no chance it's 2000 lumens. Also,...

There's no chance it's 2000 lumens.

Also, it's a chinese seller with a warehouse in the us.
11-26-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,416
Posted By American Euchre

Why do you write such long replies without...

Why do you write such long replies without bothering to read what's quoted? I DIY'ed a fix, but it's annoying. And it's not a viable solution if you want to switch up lights and try different ones. ...
11-25-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,265
Posted By American Euchre

OK, 75 miles in 20 day = 3.75 mi/day, which is a...

OK, 75 miles in 20 day = 3.75 mi/day, which is a little over an hour a day. Along with cycling and weight resistance training that should be a good combination.
11-25-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,416
Posted By American Euchre

There's no problem with the light falling off, it...

There's no problem with the light falling off, it just doesn't stay in place on handlebars with a smooth surface. It tilts up or down as you hit bumps and it became annoying shifting it back in place...
11-25-16, 01:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,416
Posted By American Euchre

I own 4 or 5 of those cree's at last count. It is...

I own 4 or 5 of those cree's at last count. It is a terrific light, with more than adequate brightness.

Hooking it up to the bike however, is less than ideal. It attaches to the handlebar with a...
11-24-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,416
Posted By American Euchre

Great resources.

Great resources.
11-24-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,416
Posted By American Euchre

You had a solas 30 lumens. Not really much...

You had a solas 30 lumens. Not really much comparison between a 30 lumens and 200 lumens.

Try the 150 lumens. They close the gap at a quarter of the cost, or less.
11-24-16, 01:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,605
Posted By American Euchre

I've done the "black friday" thing for several...

I've done the "black friday" thing for several years now.

Question:

1. how many chinese tv's do you need?

2. do you really need to be trampled to get that last copy of "the martian" which...
11-23-16, 10:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,416
Posted By American Euchre

Did you have the cygo or niterider 150? Or did...

Did you have the cygo or niterider 150? Or did you have the 30/50/80 lumens versions? The brighter cygo and NR were only released in the last couple of months.

The cygo and NR 150's are $50 or...
11-23-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,416
Posted By American Euchre

Cygolite and NiteRider make rear lights at 150...

Cygolite and NiteRider make rear lights at 150 lumens for $50 or less.
11-21-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,265
Posted By American Euchre

You have to walk in your house just to get to the...

You have to walk in your house just to get to the bathroom or to walk outdoors to get to your car. Then from the parking lot to your office. From your office to the kitchen or out of the office to...
11-21-16, 12:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,265
Posted By American Euchre

9 miles a week ain't much. A one hour walk is 3...

9 miles a week ain't much. A one hour walk is 3 miles. You're walking a total of just 3 hours a week. Better than nothing. You'd be better off walking an hour a day. That's closer to 20 miles a week....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 17,998
Posted By American Euchre

The oi sounds awful: thin, too high pitched, not...

The oi sounds awful: thin, too high pitched, not loud enough and the ding ends rather quickly. See about 6 min. in.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,207
Posted By American Euchre

Sneakers wear out quickly as the rubber soles...

Sneakers wear out quickly as the rubber soles flex, compress and wear out with daily use. The more use they receive, the more quickly they wear. I walk an hour a day usually and can't go more than 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-16, 07:21 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,783
Posted By American Euchre

Oh boy the stories I could tell...

Oh boy the stories I could tell...
11-15-16, 01:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,866
Posted By American Euchre

Don't bother trying to convince him he's got a...

Don't bother trying to convince him he's got a good light.

If he won the state lottery he'd be complaining about all of the taxes he has to pay on his winnings.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,783
Posted By American Euchre

I also have fellow cyclists notice when I check...

I also have fellow cyclists notice when I check out cycling related web pages on my laptop at cafe.

Yeah, people will snoop on your web surfing when you're out and about, it's part of the game, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,783
Posted By American Euchre

I usually go to a cafe post ride for a snack. ...

I usually go to a cafe post ride for a snack.

Or, I might bring along my backpack and fill it with groceries at the end of a ride.

I leave my helmet on, of course. And it has a headlight and...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-16, 11:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,771
Posted By American Euchre

Headlight on the helmet, headlight on the bar. ...

Headlight on the helmet, headlight on the bar.

Taillight on the helmet, taillight on the seat post.

Reflectors on the pedals, handlebar, standard spoke reflectors, reflectors on individual...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-16, 11:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,783
Posted By American Euchre

How Many People Stare and Talk W/You During Ride Breaks?

I ride my bike/s to cafes, grocery stores and occasionally the bar in addition to occasional commuting.

It seems like several people a day want to talk or just stare for prolonged periods. I...
11-11-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,551
Posted By American Euchre

pedestrians and cyclists need to be segregated....

pedestrians and cyclists need to be segregated. You can't ride your bike on the sidewalk and pedestrians shouldn't be allowed on a bike path.

Ideally, these trails should have dual lanes for...
11-08-16, 12:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,876
Posted By American Euchre

Open up the pod and spray with triflow. Should...

Open up the pod and spray with triflow. Should work perfectly.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

Appreciate the link, very informative.

Appreciate the link, very informative.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

There are superior alternatives, i.e. suspension...

There are superior alternatives, i.e. suspension forks. Fewer weight weenies on the mtb side allow for this possibility.

The stem has 1-2 cm of movement and likely bottoms out very stiffly with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

That soft ride looks absolutely fugly. This...

That soft ride looks absolutely fugly.

This new stem actually looks like it belongs on a road bike. I think a CGR seat post plus this stem might work well for me, both budget wise and in terms of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

You must not know how to read your own posts as...

You must not know how to read your own posts as you were the one to bring up motorcycles. Or do you not remember?

I've hit 50 mph on descents on my road bike. I average 15-17 mph on my rides with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

That is disappointing to hear. Better news for me...

That is disappointing to hear. Better news for me if a $140 works just as well if not better. $300 for a specialized CGR seat post and this stem might work out reasonably well as a "full sus" road...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

Still, $5K is twice that of the entry level sus...

Still, $5K is twice that of the entry level sus roubaix '17 which is $2.6K.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

Dude, the consumer has voted. They want...

Dude, the consumer has voted. They want suspension. And fat tires. They want comfort. Who doesn't? Bicycling is supposed to be fun, not an exercise in ideological dogma or tradition for it's own sake.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

How did you get it? Preprod. sample? The...

How did you get it? Preprod. sample?

The company is taking pre-orders ostensibly for a ship date this month.

I'm always skeptical of these crowdfunded bike items. The Oi! is turning out to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

Let's stick to facts instead of juvenile name...

Let's stick to facts instead of juvenile name calling.

Facts such as:
1. motorcycles have suspension
2. mtb's have suspension
3. mtb's have 3" wide tires and still have suspension
4. grant...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

With this thinking we'd still be stuck with horse...

With this thinking we'd still be stuck with horse and buggy on dirt roads.

Oh wait, we wouldn't have roads either.

Or buggy.
11-06-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,551
Posted By American Euchre

I live on the west coast and weather is mild year...

I live on the west coast and weather is mild year round.

These trails attract a HUGE homeless population as the paths pass through wooded areas where many homeless camp out. Many are drug...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

Last I checked, motorcycles have suspension. ...

Last I checked, motorcycles have suspension.



That's what Grant Petersen used to say when he was in charge of Bridgestone Bicycles USA. Oh, you say they're out of business now?



Last I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,765
Posted By American Euchre

The Domane SLR works in the same way, only...

The Domane SLR works in the same way, only deflection occurs inside the steerer tube.

If redshift ever makes it into production, which is a big if, it would prove to be a far more economical...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-16, 12:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,979
Posted By American Euchre

56 bro, trust me.

56 bro, trust me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18,543
Views: 3,655,143
Posted By American Euchre

CygoLite Hot Shot Pro 150 Lumens. $40, REI. ...

CygoLite Hot Shot Pro 150 Lumens. $40, REI.

It's not as bright as the sun, and I only bought it so my wife won't use my amazon gift card to buy some pantyhose, and I'm putting it in storage for...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,569
Posted By American Euchre

He's the guy who spent like 12 months researching...

He's the guy who spent like 12 months researching a $45 light day and night. No wonder he's disappointed.

Plus, he's going to keep it in storage for the next 6 months. Da fuq?
11-02-16, 01:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By American Euchre

I doubt XTR costs any more to manufacture than XT...

I doubt XTR costs any more to manufacture than XT or Deore. It's a few grams lighter, that's all.
11-01-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,083
Posted By American Euchre

All of the bike specific tools I've ever bought...

All of the bike specific tools I've ever bought have worked perfectly. I still have a mini-tool I bought like 12 years ago for $6, and it's still going strong. A touch of rust but working perfectly. ...
11-01-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By American Euchre

XTR is packed with grease like every other...

XTR is packed with grease like every other trigger shifter, yes? If so, it can dry and harden and lead to shifter failure like any lower tier group. There is a simple solution however, as long as you...
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