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Posted By kingston

samkl remember when all my NDS spokes on the rear...

samkl remember when all my NDS spokes on the rear wheel came loose on the million meters? That was a hand-built 24 hole velocity A23 pro wheel. It wasn't a gigantic deal but I did have to tension and...
Replies: 48
Views: 4,750
Posted By kingston

Do you talk like that to people in real life too?

Do you talk like that to people in real life too?
08-12-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By kingston

I have had an 80% travel job (management...

I have had an 80% travel job (management consulting) for about 25 years over the course of my career. I have an S&S bike and have taken it with me on a business trip maybe half-a-dozen times. All of...
08-10-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By kingston

Yes. That's my conclusion. The driver was 100% at...

Yes. That's my conclusion. The driver was 100% at fault. There was nothing I could have done to avoid that collision, and I rode away from that crash in the back of an ambulance. My wrists and hands...
08-10-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By kingston

Riding bikes is dangerous. I got left-crossed by...

Riding bikes is dangerous. I got left-crossed by a dump truck at the beginning of June and needed reconstructive surgery in both wrists. Probably won't be able to ride a bike outside until next...
Replies: 48
Views: 4,750
Posted By kingston

Cutoff beams aren't for you. They're for everyone...

Cutoff beams aren't for you. They're for everyone else.
05-10-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,116
Posted By kingston

I'm between jobs for a few weeks right now. This...

I'm between jobs for a few weeks right now. This must be what Tuesday in retirement will be like for me someday.
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05-10-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,116
Posted By kingston

A little OMS seemed to do the trick. I mixed a...

A little OMS seemed to do the trick. I mixed a bit an a baby food jar, and it mixed up ok so I added some directly to the can. Kept adding ~10ml at a time until it reached what seemed like a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,836
Posted By kingston

Purely selfish motivation. Another 14g in my...

Purely selfish motivation. Another 14g in my rando toolbag is nothing, and I'm the one who'll get stuck helping the new guy put a tube in a slimy tire. Eventually I'll get around to setting up a...
Replies: 42
Views: 2,835
Posted By kingston

RH will be the best tire, but they are expensive....

RH will be the best tire, but they are expensive. I use Paselas on my tandem with 559's and Michelin Wild Run'rs on my recumbent. Both acceptable and inexpensive tires that I have ridden on 400k's....
04-07-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,178
Posted By kingston

Yes that makes sense. I just looked at the KMC...

Yes that makes sense. I just looked at the KMC website and they do say that some of their chains series have coatings while others make no mention of coatings. In any case, I've waxed and used up a...
04-04-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,178
Posted By kingston

I just bought several new chains for the spring...

I just bought several new chains for the spring cycling season, and I'm going to throw caution to the wind and toss one of them in the wax crock-pot without cleaning it first. I'll report back in a...
03-13-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 520
Posted By kingston

I wouldn't worry too much about it. At least half...

I wouldn't worry too much about it. At least half my connectors have a little hiss. As long as the tool works and it's not so bad it's draining the tank it's a non-issue.
03-09-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By kingston

I bought one of those new in 1990 and still ride...

I bought one of those new in 1990 and still ride it. Makes me a little sad to see that it's only worth a hundred dollars. I guess I'll never sell it.
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03-01-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By kingston

I've used Pledge to wipe off a bike on rare...

I've used Pledge to wipe off a bike on rare occasions when it's little dirty but not dirty enough to wash. It seems to work ok for that and it smells lemony fresh!
02-28-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By kingston

I buy it by the gallon and spray it all over my...

I buy it by the gallon and spray it all over my off-road motorcycles and have never noticed that the overspray does anything to the tires, but off-road tires don't last very long anyway. I wash my...
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Views: 4,845
Posted By kingston

If I'm trying to ride a fast brevet I normally...

If I'm trying to ride a fast brevet I normally stick to a liquid diet of malto/whey mix and gatorade powder (different bottles). I also ride a lot of fasted 100k training rides which I think helps a...
02-02-22, 06:19 AM
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Views: 211,153
Posted By kingston

I do a lot of the GLR rides. While it's mostly...

I do a lot of the GLR rides. While it's mostly modern bikes, a few of us ride C&V sometimes. Hope to see you at the opener.
Replies: 48
Views: 4,750
Posted By kingston

I haven't found a battery powered light that I...

I haven't found a battery powered light that I like better for randonneuring than the B&M IXON IQ Premium (http://IXON IQ Premium). I run mine with a fork-crown-mount so it's out of the way and carry...
Replies: 49
Views: 4,252
Posted By kingston

I can understand why someone might prefer the...

I can understand why someone might prefer the simplicity of cue sheet navigation, but it's becoming a very small minority, and making a good cue sheet is a lot of extra effort for the organizers...
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Views: 4,252
Posted By kingston

In addition to what GhostRider62 said, info...

In addition to what GhostRider62 said, info controls are required when there's a possible shortcut to the route. Particularly in suburban areas, the route designer has to choose between routing on a...
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Views: 2,929
Posted By kingston

This is consistent with my experience. I use the...

This is consistent with my experience. I use the tri-score in GC because I run over the winter and only have a PM on one bike, so I have to rely on HR for most of my workouts. If I can keep my CTL...
Replies: 49
Views: 4,252
Posted By kingston

At the beginning of the 2020 season we surveyed...

At the beginning of the 2020 season we surveyed our club members to see what they wanted to get out of the club without RUSA since they took the year off, and the findings were really interesting....
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Views: 8,170
Posted By kingston

I like the Arione a lot. It's pretty flat. It's a...

I like the Arione a lot. It's pretty flat. It's a popular saddle so there are always loads of them on ebay.
12-08-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,784
Posted By kingston

Depends on the setup. I have a big...

Depends on the setup. I have a big shop-compressor in the garage that I never use for bike tires, but the tanks on this little compressor fill in about a minute, and I can inflate bike tires in a few...
12-06-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,784
Posted By kingston

I use a 2 gallon ultra-quiet compressor from...

I use a 2 gallon ultra-quiet compressor from harbor freight and a park inflator. It's an expensive bike pump, but I'm worth it.
11-22-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,948
Posted By kingston

I would list the bike on ebay with a super-high...

I would list the bike on ebay with a super-high BIN price, and also list it on my local CL at the actual price. A smart buyer will see the ebay listing and check CL for the seller's location. I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,304
Posted By kingston

BBQ Pork Sliders, Mac & Cheese, and Cole Slaw....

BBQ Pork Sliders, Mac & Cheese, and Cole Slaw. All easy to make ahead of time, keep in trays and serve up to the riders as they pass through.
11-08-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,416
Posted By kingston

It was an April Fool's Day joke a few years ago. ...

It was an April Fool's Day joke a few years ago.
https://www.renehersecycles.com/compass-introduces-quintuple-cranks/
11-04-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,416
Posted By kingston

I just visited the Santana (tandem) and Bacchetta...

I just visited the Santana (tandem) and Bacchetta (recumbent) websites. Every single new build is 2x11, which kind of surprised me actually.
11-04-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,416
Posted By kingston

This reminded me. We haven't brought up Rohloff...

This reminded me. We haven't brought up Rohloff hubs in this thread yet. I'd get one of those for touring over any derailleur system at a similar price-point, so there you go. 1x for loaded touring...
11-03-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,416
Posted By kingston

Here's an example of what I mean. A buddy of mine...

Here's an example of what I mean. A buddy of mine walked into the Trek store 10 years ago and told them he's a 40 year-old male runner looking to do 30-50 mile rides a few times a month on the Des...
11-03-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,416
Posted By kingston

Absolutely correct. The fundamental problem here...

Absolutely correct. The fundamental problem here is that I was young and fast in the 80's but now I'm old and slow.
11-03-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,416
Posted By kingston

I became interested in bikes from the 80's in the...

I became interested in bikes from the 80's in the 80's :) so I know what you're talking about.
11-02-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,416
Posted By kingston

As I recall, shimano marketed their triple groups...

As I recall, shimano marketed their triple groups as hybrid/mountain in the US with the lower end aimed more at hybrid and the higher end more mountain, but they were all in the same range.
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11-02-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,416
Posted By kingston

I don't see anyone asking for a 3x12. Just that...

I don't see anyone asking for a 3x12. Just that modern 2x and 1x systems don't work as well for touring as the 3x9's we already have. I play around with gearing calculators a lot and haven't found...
11-01-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,416
Posted By kingston

The only things that matter are range and...

The only things that matter are range and spacing. I couldn't care less about the number of gears that overlap across the rings. It's like saying 3 is bigger than 2.
11-01-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,416
Posted By kingston

Here's a comparison to what I have on my touring...

Here's a comparison to what I have on my touring bike. For touring I'll take my 9-speed triple over that 12-speed double 10 times out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,673
Posted By kingston

When people give me advice on how to ride my bike...

When people give me advice on how to ride my bike I smile, wave and say "thanks for the tip!" as unironically as possible.
10-26-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By kingston

The Wabi is a better bike. If you're looking for...

The Wabi is a better bike. If you're looking for a bike for hills and group rides, a bike with gears will be better than either one.
10-22-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,776
Posted By kingston

I copy the files to the the card for my old...

I copy the files to the the card for my old etrex, but I have to say I really like just pinning a route on RWGPS and having it automatically appear on my bolt.
10-22-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,776
Posted By kingston

I don't have an opinion on drones or cameras or...

I don't have an opinion on drones or cameras or whatever, but let's use the wahoo element bolt as an example, because I have one, I'm familiar with it, and this is a cycling forum not a general...
10-21-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,776
Posted By kingston

I'd bring my etrex if I were doing a trip like...

I'd bring my etrex if I were doing a trip like that. You need a computer to set it up initially, but once you load everything on the card you are good-to-go. I also don't really understand the...
10-20-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,769
Posted By kingston

I have a mountain triple on my gravel bike, but...

I have a mountain triple on my gravel bike, but if I went to 1x it would be campagnolo.
10-16-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,479
Posted By kingston

I am truly puzzled by these claims that bottom...

I am truly puzzled by these claims that bottom brackets last forever it is so inconsistent with my personal experiences. Cheap bottom brackets of any kind don't last very long for me and a quality...
10-15-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By kingston

It's not the same thing, but I like these harbor...

It's not the same thing, but I like these harbor freight bike racks (https://www.harborfreight.com/mobile-bike-storage-61231.html). Not too expensive and you can hang 6 bikes in a pretty small...
10-13-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,081
Posted By kingston

In my observation, the divvy ebikes aren't super...

In my observation, the divvy ebikes aren't super common yet so I haven't seen that many. The ones I have seen I would generalize as inattentive not crazy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,868
Posted By kingston

Things are worth what people are willing to pay...

Things are worth what people are willing to pay for them. I think a new aluminum bike with lower-tier components is a better starter bike than a beat-up old carbon fiber bike for the same money.
10-12-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,241
Posted By kingston

Ebikes are the problem. I'll give you an example....

Ebikes are the problem. I'll give you an example. I was riding my bike on Sunday afternoon on the Skokie Valley Trail which is a 10 mile long, straight, flat, paved trail in the north suburbs of...
10-11-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,241
Posted By kingston

Maybe next time just let it go when someone cuts...

Maybe next time just let it go when someone cuts you off on the bike path, or anywhere really. I know it's easy to say and hard to do, but you're not going to change people like that by shouting at...
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