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05-14-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By mnsam

Could be wrong but that seems like about the same...

Could be wrong but that seems like about the same amount of work as putting the trainer tire on and off.
05-05-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By mnsam

Would rather not have a dedicated trainer bike at...

Would rather not have a dedicated trainer bike at this point.
04-30-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By mnsam

swapping spare wheel for bike trainer and cassette wear

Have a kinetic fluid trainer. Right now in the winter time I swap over to a trainer tire and swap to my road tires in the summer. I like that the trainer tire lasts forever and is super quiet. ...
02-25-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By mnsam

Any info I May find useful in a treadmill stress test?

Have to get a treadmill stress test for my job as part of a standard medical screening (FAA pilot physical) The company pays for it but wonder as long as Iím there is there any useful info I might...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,898
Posted By mnsam

The arcterix chino bike pants. The ankle...

The arcterix chino bike pants.

The ankle part part of the pants rolls up well which also protects the visible part from greese. Also when u roll them up there are decent reflectors underneath.
10-13-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By mnsam

Best choice for cold and rain is neoprene. ...

Best choice for cold and rain is neoprene.

Normal waterproof gloves are ok for intermittent or really light rain

neoprene is best for steady rain. Youíre hands will still be wet but they will...
10-13-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,300
Posted By mnsam

I use mine daily. I can use it for breakfast...

I use mine daily. I can use it for breakfast along with a flip top lid that I can use in the car for for a quick and easy lunch after a ride. I would say the main benefit is that I eat a lot of...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,724
Posted By mnsam

Mostly only if I have fenders my bike which get...

Mostly only if I have fenders my bike which get loose sometimes. I only use them in the wetter times of the year so I didnít lock tite them.
10-06-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By mnsam

I have these. If shoes are soaked they take all...

I have these. If shoes are soaked they take all night but they do work. If you are a skier they work well for ski trips to and donít take up much room when not using.

If youre shoes get soaked...
09-30-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,586
Posted By mnsam

I could see it being useful while doing multi day...

I could see it being useful while doing multi day or week touring when it may be tougher to eat well.
09-28-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,465
Posted By mnsam

Whenever the temp seems like it will stay below...

Whenever the temp seems like it will stay below freezing for the rest of the winter.
09-28-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,816
Posted By mnsam

Anything below 50.

Anything below 50.
09-22-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By mnsam

Long rides but stay below the aerobic threshold...

Long rides but stay below the aerobic threshold if you want to train long distance. If you can breath through youíre nose or hold a conversation then you are probably going the right pace. Maintain...
09-21-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By mnsam

Good point. Maybe more like 177

Good point. Maybe more like 177
09-21-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By mnsam

Awesome! Great tool. Will have to do the 30...

Awesome! Great tool. Will have to do the 30 minute test but for now, I had a FTP test from a couple of weeks ago and the average during the 20 minute effort was 175 BPM. So based on that my...
09-21-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By mnsam

Didnít set heart rate zones on the app. The power...

Didnít set heart rate zones on the app. The power zones are automatically set based on the result of the FTP test. From what I understand the recovery zone is fixed at 55% or less for most people I...
09-21-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By mnsam

Kinetic smart recovery ride

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08-07-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By mnsam

I would keep training and taper a week prior, but...

I would keep training and taper a week prior, but monitor resting heart rate in the morning. If it goes up by 10% from normal then back off a bit. It's easiest to get consistent readings if you...
07-06-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By mnsam

Bib fit

Looking to get a set of cycling bibs. Have only used shorts in the past. Ok 5í11Ē and 140 lbs. Iím a 30Ē waist so normally size small however Iím wondering if the shoulder straps will be too short on...
06-25-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By mnsam

I would imagine something like hammer perpetium...

I would imagine something like hammer perpetium in youíre water bottle might help on rides since it has some protien and will replace a portion of that calories you are burning and is more convenient...
06-25-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By mnsam

I used to have one and it worked fine on a lot of...

I used to have one and it worked fine on a lot of single track. My mtb is obviously better for cornering quickly. Biggest thing is that it seems like i had to slow down a bit more in the corners but...
02-01-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,515
Posted By mnsam

Maybe biking too recently after lifting? Full...

Maybe biking too recently after lifting? Full recovery from weight sessions is like 2-3 days and although you may feel fine, you wonít have top performance till you are fully recovered.
12-23-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By mnsam

Havent done any yoga, but planning on starting. ...

Havent done any yoga, but planning on starting. I could see it being a great recovery day or after ride activity that would compliment cycling well.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By mnsam

Try running the light on the brightest setting....

Try running the light on the brightest setting. That may eliminate the interference.
10-08-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,141
Posted By mnsam

Looking for bike trailer for new addition

Looking for a bike trailer as we just had our first kid. I realize it will be a while before he is old enough, however Iím starting to look for deals and figure out what will work best for us.

We...
12-11-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 901
Posted By mnsam

Agreed on the gators. Also a neoprene ski boot...

Agreed on the gators. Also a neoprene ski boot cover will help keep you're feet warmer. "dry guy" makes a good pair that are pretty cheap and work for most winter boots.
12-11-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,636
Posted By mnsam

Alti mitts by outdoor research are super warm. ...

Alti mitts by outdoor research are super warm. Another option is a good mid to heavy weight glove paired with oversized down mittens (recommend mountain hardware nilas). The down mits pack down...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,344
Posted By mnsam

check out the trek cross rip should meet all of...

check out the trek cross rip should meet all of you're criteria. Lots of similar stuff on the market too if the trek isn't exactly what you want.
11-04-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By mnsam

You guys nailed it. It was both a frayed cable...

You guys nailed it. It was both a frayed cable and a bent Rd. Triedn straightening it. Got a lot better but couldn't get it perfect so went to the LBS.


Thanks again!
11-04-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By mnsam

Bike has about 3000 miles since new. Only...

Bike has about 3000 miles since new. Only service I've done on it is cleaning and lubing the chain, cables and other moving parts. All components are still new.

I measure chain wear every 250...
11-03-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By mnsam

Shifting trouble that I cant fix by tuning

Lately I have been having some trouble with shifting that I haven't been able to fix by adjusting the barrel adjuster or cable tension. My rear cassette has been having trouble shifting into the...
10-21-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By mnsam

Could mount the remote to the handle bar and use...

Could mount the remote to the handle bar and use that to power on and off. Should be more than good to go for a whole day.

Otherwise connecting to power from either a large external battery or...
10-12-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By mnsam

Both one of the local gyms that I go to as well...

Both one of the local gyms that I go to as well as the grocery store nearby both have the same set up. Luckily at work I have much better options. There is a street sign in the parking lot at both...
10-12-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By mnsam

cant seem to upload the photo, but it looks just...

cant seem to upload the photo, but it looks just like the one in the link below
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10-12-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By mnsam

Best option for this bike rack

Have a lot of the type of bike rack in the picture in my area. Its not really possible to use a U lock when putting the bike in the center of the rack. I can use a U lock if I lock the bike on the...
09-06-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,111
Posted By mnsam

I usually buy helmets with visors but remove them...

I usually buy helmets with visors but remove them for most riding. I'll put it back on when riding in the spring an fall, especially when commuting to an from work when the sun is low and I'm riding...
08-26-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By mnsam

looking to upgrade bike lock

Right now all I have is a cable lock, however I'm looking for something a bit more secure as I'm starting to leave my bike overnight.

I'll probably continue to use the cable when I'm leaving the...
07-30-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,663
Posted By mnsam

Did clean prior to lubing but it's possible I may...

Did clean prior to lubing but it's possible I may not have let it dry fully. I'll try again.

I only applied one drop per roller and wiped the excess so too much is not the issue.
07-28-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,663
Posted By mnsam

Motorex dry power lube

Picked up a bottle of Motorex brand "dry power" chain lube. (see link) Was surprised as the consistency was more like olive oil than what I would expect for a "dry" lube. Let the lube dry...
06-23-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,016
Posted By mnsam

Even with an equal amount of up vs down you will...

Even with an equal amount of up vs down you will spend more time on the uphill portion since you're speed is slower going up so energy consumed will be much greater riding hills. It may take 5 mins...
05-06-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,938
Posted By mnsam

pdlamb Looking for a front fender only because...

pdlamb Looking for a front fender only because the rack and trunk bag does a decent job acting as a rear fender. I have a rainy weather bike with full fenders. Just looking for something to help a...
05-05-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,938
Posted By mnsam

Front fender optons

Looking for some kind of fender option for my road bike. I generally don't ride the road bike on wet trails but my wife and I usually take one 3-4 day trip a month. Usually with a forecast of...
03-19-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,764
Posted By mnsam

Yes it is tubeless comparable. First bike with...

Yes it is tubeless comparable. First bike with tubeless ready wheels. Are tubeless ready wheels tougher to properly seat?
03-19-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,764
Posted By mnsam

Fully seating bead before inflating road bike tire

So new to road bikes and had a question regarding reseating the bead on tires after changing a tube. Whenever I change the tire I can usually get most of the bead seated but I always have a bit of...
01-28-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,034
Posted By mnsam

Any benefit in terms of frame stress on the bike...

Any benefit in terms of frame stress on the bike with the rigid connection on the road machine? My wife and I both have fairly expensive bikes.
01-23-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,034
Posted By mnsam

Ddeand out of curiosity what did you like better...

Ddeand out of curiosity what did you like better about the road machine in particular?
01-22-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,034
Posted By mnsam

Kinetic rock and roll vs road machine

Looking at a bike trainer for both my wife and I. Trying to decide between the Kinetic rock and roll or the road machine. Main application would be exercise on the days when riding outside isn't...
09-24-15, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By mnsam

Thanks! I'll check those out. Was thinking of...

Thanks! I'll check those out. Was thinking of buying in the next few days, but now looks like I have more test rides to do :)

LBS called the cross rip a cyclocross, but looking at the choice of...
09-23-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By mnsam

Is a cyclocross a good fit for my needs?

Looking at picking up a new bike and wondering if I'm on the right track.

Right now I have a hybrid and a 29er. Looking to replace the hybrid with something a bit more road specific and either...
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