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08-28-15, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7,683
Views: 2,510,183
Posted By bgav

Thanks. SKS Longboard fenders, flaps on them.

Thanks. SKS Longboard fenders, flaps on them.
Replies: 25
Views: 6,468
Posted By bgav

Best all around tire with puncture resistance and...

Best all around tire with puncture resistance and high mileage imho are Continental Gatorskins.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,843
Posted By bgav

Tough to say, depends. After riding for a few...

Tough to say, depends. After riding for a few hours over a couple of rides over varied terrain using different positions, you should be able to tell. It will be more obvious on longer rides, and also...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,843
Posted By bgav

Numb hands or feet, stiff/sore back, stiff...

Numb hands or feet, stiff/sore back, stiff neck/shoulders, knee pain, too much pressure on your perineum (numbness), etc among other pain or discomfort.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-15, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,169
Posted By bgav

'13 Boyd 44mm carbon clinchers using his Blue Ice...

'13 Boyd 44mm carbon clinchers using his Blue Ice then Black Onyx pads, about 7,500 miles on the wheels. Only ridden in the rain a few times. No real issues with the brake tracks, just polished from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-15, 05:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,705
Posted By bgav

Don't mess around. See a doctor.

Don't mess around. See a doctor.
04-16-15, 04:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,384
Posted By bgav

Tubed. They are not rated as tubeless compatible...

Tubed. They are not rated as tubeless compatible although there is a discussion on their Facebook page here (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151672441100636&id=307858110635). Lots...
04-14-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,384
Posted By bgav

Speaking from experience, a CX tire like the...

Speaking from experience, a CX tire like the Kenda's with the small center knob pattern will be *very* squirrelly on the pavement on turns and fast descents
04-14-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,384
Posted By bgav

No problem ;). I love the X'Plor USH for their...

No problem ;). I love the X'Plor USH for their ride and versatility. They're as close to an ideal all-rounder tire that rolls well on pavement yet is ready for when the road ends whether it's dirt,...
04-14-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,384
Posted By bgav

I have them on my disc brake all rounder in the...

I have them on my disc brake all rounder in the 120tpi version. Very supple, pretty fast and relatively quiet on pavement and great on hard packed dirt and looser dirt. Large volume and lower...
04-14-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5,031
Views: 3,525,013
Posted By bgav

Thanks. My LBS is a Gunnar/Waterford dealer and...

Thanks. My LBS is a Gunnar/Waterford dealer and had my fitting measurements. I came up with the parts list and had them do the assembly, just the frame came from Gunnar although they do offer a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By bgav

Friday - 53 mile solo training ride MA/CT/RI, my...

Friday - 53 mile solo training ride MA/CT/RI, my riding partner had to bail. 40's, windy, foggy with drizzle the whole ride. Stopped at the 1/2 way point for a double shot of espresso. Got some dirt...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 48,801
Posted By bgav

55 mile training ride out to Cumberland, RI to...

55 mile training ride out to Cumberland, RI to meet up with a pair of friends from the Attleboro area to get some miles in together. Short punchy climb on Tower Hill Rd. It was in the 40's when I...
04-11-15, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By bgav

More coverage from the press event: ...

More coverage from the press event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt96GCnZh5w

Mark - Do you know if Zipp offers a crash replacement plan for these? Thanks.
04-10-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By bgav

They look like nice wheels, but on the very high...

They look like nice wheels, but on the very high end of the price spectrum for tubeless ready disc hub aluminum wheels and are approaching the cost of a number of quality disc hub carbon clinchers...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,141
Posted By bgav

Disc brake all-rounder from today's cold, wet,...

Disc brake all-rounder from today's cold, wet, blustery, foggy MA/CT/RI 53 mile solo training ride with a little dirt thrown in for good measure.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-15, 05:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,082
Posted By bgav

You might want to check out the Powertap/Cyclops...

You might want to check out the Powertap/Cyclops PowerCal HR strap as a very affordable gateway to power to bridge the gap between HR and a direct force power meter. I had one before I got a G3 and...
04-09-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,834
Posted By bgav

What's your budget? Boyd Altamonts...

What's your budget?

Boyd Altamonts (http://www.boydcycling.com/products/altamont-alloy-clincher.html) are worth considering. Tubeless ready, pretty bombproof, tubeless ready, nice 30mm deep aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 19,250
Posted By bgav

Road Disc, as controversial as religion and...

Road Disc, as controversial as religion and politics...
Forum: Northeast
04-02-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By bgav

It's getting here. Low 50s today, sunny and gusty...

It's getting here. Low 50s today, sunny and gusty winds. In the shade however, the strong winds off of the remaining snowpack in the woods was cold, like suddenly riding into a freezer. I hit some...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 06:22 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 48,801
Posted By bgav

Tri-state 40 mile ramble (MA/CT/RI) with some...

Tri-state 40 mile ramble (MA/CT/RI) with some dirt, it was a blast! Temps finally in low 50s.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 07:36 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 19,250
Posted By bgav

All incorporated into a wireless CVT/IGH/Dynahub....

All incorporated into a wireless CVT/IGH/Dynahub. Just pre-program different cadence and target power profiles ;).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 19,250
Posted By bgav

In 15 years everything will be replaced with...

In 15 years everything will be replaced with electromagnetic brakes ;).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 07:26 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 19,250
Posted By bgav

My discs rarely squeal. My cantis squeal more...

My discs rarely squeal. My cantis squeal more often, and road calipers with carbon rims can make a real nice high pitched squeal on spirited descents with hard braking. Ride with a group with riders...
04-02-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By bgav

Registered for the GF on Sunday. It's not a race...

Registered for the GF on Sunday. It's not a race ;).
04-02-15, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By bgav

Strava, Bike+, iSmoothRun are all good.

Strava, Bike+, iSmoothRun are all good.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 04:17 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 19,250
Posted By bgav

The simple fact of the matter is if you don't...

The simple fact of the matter is if you don't want them, or don't like them, you don't have to buy road disc brakes/bikes. As my earlier informal survey shows, they're not being "forced" down our...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 19,250
Posted By bgav

To everyone saying that the industry is "forcing...

To everyone saying that the industry is "forcing road disc down our throats" or some other similar hyperbole, I just did a little informal survey of two of the most popular brands that have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 48,801
Posted By bgav

Fast 18 miler yesterday, 25 mile Z2 recovery ride...

Fast 18 miler yesterday, 25 mile Z2 recovery ride today MA/RI, all-roads bike. Temp in low 40F.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,613
Posted By bgav

Scroll down to the bottom of the article...

Scroll down to the bottom of the article...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 19,250
Posted By bgav

Don't knock hydro road-disc til you try it...

Don't knock hydro road-disc til you try it...
Forum: Foo
03-29-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By bgav

That's not the proper method to use the Melitta,...

That's not the proper method to use the Melitta, and the glass carafe is not designed to be used on a burner.
Forum: Foo
03-29-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By bgav

According to this guide, the glass carafe is NOT...

According to this guide, the glass carafe is NOT designed to be reheated, so what you're doing is not recommended.

The Melitta Manual 6-cup Coffee Maker - I Need Coffee...
Forum: Foo
03-29-15, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By bgav

Same applies for reheating to a rolling boil....

Same applies for reheating to a rolling boil. Don't. Coffee warmers/burners to keep coffee warm are not ideal as I mentioned earlier.

As to your original question, dissolved solids (coffee) raises...
Forum: Foo
03-29-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By bgav

You shouldn't apply heat after the coffee is...

You shouldn't apply heat after the coffee is made. It's a percolator, made for heating fresh water, not already brewed coffee. Once it's done brewing, there's no water left in the bottom, it has...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-15, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By bgav

If you're shopping strictly on price, then you...

If you're shopping strictly on price, then you can find open mold carbon clinchers for less $ on eBay or other sites. Quality may or may not be there. You might have difficulty with customer support...
03-28-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By bgav

Volvo Lifepaint Reflective Spraypaint

Also posted in Safety & Advocacy.

Sprays on, lasts about a week. Invisible during the day. Makes clothing, equipment, and your bike highly reflective when illuminated by headlights. Great to see a...
03-28-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,791
Posted By bgav

Lifepaint Temporary Reflective Spraypaint

Sprays on, lasts about a week. Invisible during the day. Makes clothing, equipment, and your bike highly reflective when illuminated by headlights. Great to see a car manufacturer involved in cyclist...
03-28-15, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By bgav

I ride the hoods 90% of the time and have Ultegra...

I ride the hoods 90% of the time and have Ultegra bar-ends on my D2R2 bike which sometimes requires quick gear changes combined with off-road bike handling. No big deal, muscle memory. Lots of...
03-28-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By bgav

Ultegra 8sp bar-ends are the bomb, rock solid...

Ultegra 8sp bar-ends are the bomb, rock solid indexing with the fail-safe option of friction like you mentioned. Get the hanger straightened as others have suggested and go with the 8sp bar-ends &...
Forum: Foo
03-28-15, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By bgav

I have the Vuezone...

I have the Vuezone (http://www.vuezone.com/shop/systems-and-cameras) camera system (2 cameras and wireless gateway) and have been using them for years. They work great, and take CR123 batteries that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,004
Posted By bgav

Agreed. Also one of the reasons I don't like...

Agreed. Also one of the reasons I don't like displaying grade % anymore on my main screen is that on Garmins at least, it's woefully inaccurate. If you rely on it to find out when you reach the max...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-15, 09:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,004
Posted By bgav

As I said, in my experience. For me, I climb...

As I said, in my experience. For me, I climb better when I'm not focusing on the grade %. Might be related to the fact that I stopped focusing on it as my fitness improved. For unfamiliar climbs,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By bgav

Just mounted them so no ride report yet, however...

Just mounted them so no ride report yet, however based on everything I've read I also got a pair in 28mm (120tpi) for my all-rounder. How many miles did you get out of them? I have about 4K miles on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,004
Posted By bgav

Yup. Psychological factor is huge imho. There's a...

Yup. Psychological factor is huge imho. There's a local hill I train on regularly, and it's also part of a local century. Ride the century with friends who are just as fit as I am, but I can drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,004
Posted By bgav

Ha! If you're going to blow up on a climb, the...

Ha! If you're going to blow up on a climb, the top is the best place to do it!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,004
Posted By bgav

Lots of great advice above. I found Hill Attacks...

Lots of great advice above. I found Hill Attacks help out a lot when added to my climbing regimen. Great article here...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By bgav

For a great all-around 25mm tire to use on...

For a great all-around 25mm tire to use on training rides and centuries, over the rough roads here (winter took a toll) and that will perform well on wet pavement, I just went from Conti GP4000S 23mm...
Forum: Touring
03-26-15, 04:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,852
Posted By bgav

You could create a Blogger, Wordpress, or Tumblr...

You could create a Blogger, Wordpress, or Tumblr page. Post photos & videos (mobile uploads) and GPS routes for each day (Strava widget) as well as write-ups to document and share your tour.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 48,801
Posted By bgav

Short 15 miler to beat the freezing rain, about...

Short 15 miler to beat the freezing rain, about 1300' of climbing though, longest climb was about 1mi. Route was counter-clockwise.
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