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11-30-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,655
Posted By devianb

Not going to lie I am a data junkie. When I...

Not going to lie I am a data junkie. When I discovered Strava back in 2018 I was riding 700-800 miles a month. I would squeeze in rides before work, commute to work, and then ride some more after...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,551
Posted By devianb

Nope. The only instance where I would lose...

Nope. The only instance where I would lose control from a flat would be a complete blowout on a high speed descent while leaning heavily into a corner. If I get a flat there is enough time for me...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By devianb

I also agree. There is so much school traffic in...

I also agree. There is so much school traffic in the morning that I have to take a very specific route to get across all the streets safely in a timely manor. I still end up arriving late.
08-29-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,060
Posted By devianb

I would like to get out at 6 am, but it usually...

I would like to get out at 6 am, but it usually is around 12 to 2 pm when I finally role out. I absolutely hate having to return home in the dark.
02-18-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,861
Posted By devianb

Frame color gloss, parts and components satin or...

Frame color gloss, parts and components satin or matte.
11-11-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,716
Posted By devianb

I used to be. Had a spread sheet of weights of...

I used to be. Had a spread sheet of weights of every single bike part. I wouldn't install a part unless it weighed less than what it replaced. On one of my bikes my stem was slammed to save 100g. ...
09-13-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,631
Posted By devianb

I love Strava because I love data, statistics,...

I love Strava because I love data, statistics, and analyzing them. When you have lived in the same place for nearly 40 years riding around town gets quite boring. Segments make riding more...
09-10-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,891
Posted By devianb

I love the look of integrated storage. Diamond...

I love the look of integrated storage. Diamond back has a couple bikes with integrated storage, the IO and the Andean.
...
08-27-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,996
Posted By devianb

Pedaling down hill is wasting energy that I could...

Pedaling down hill is wasting energy that I could use later, especially on those longer rides.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,296
Posted By devianb

I used to have a spare wheel set for my commuter....

I used to have a spare wheel set for my commuter. When I upgraded to a different frame it got turned into alternative commuter bike.
01-25-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,205
Posted By devianb

Basically I wanted to explore new places without...

Basically I wanted to explore new places without spending a lot of money to get there.
01-13-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,078
Posted By devianb

I'm not sold on road tubeless with slicks, but I...

I'm not sold on road tubeless with slicks, but I am tubeless on my MTB. I had a blowout once where my tire debeaded and couldn't get it to hold air again. I still keep tube and pump just in case.
01-08-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By devianb

There is a secret stage when your cycling...

There is a secret stage when your cycling performance suddenly drops and you figure its because of a flat tire. Go to check your tires and disappointed the there is no flat tire holding you back.
12-29-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,873
Posted By devianb

Is that just with the GP 5000's or does that...

Is that just with the GP 5000's or does that apply to the GP4000? I just recently got some GP5000s in 700x25 and they are going on 19i/25o rim. I have the next two days off so I might play around...
12-29-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,631
Posted By devianb

On the flip side, gives your normal everyday...

On the flip side, gives your normal everyday drinks a little pizazz. I love me some Rum and Eggnog. I was drinking a quart a day. Had to quit as it was getting expensive real quick.
11-17-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,535
Posted By devianb

If I let wind stop me from riding I would only...

If I let wind stop me from riding I would only get in one ride per week. Anything under 10mph I will ride up to 60 miles. 10-15mph I will ride for maybe 3 hours max. Anything above 20mph I will go...
11-08-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,535
Posted By devianb

About 76. I'm using what came on my bike. 46T...

About 76. I'm using what came on my bike. 46T x 16 freewheel/fixed 700x25 tires. Its is lacking in the top speed department as I'm used to riding my geared bikes in 50 x 17.
11-08-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By devianb

Reminds me of a Mini Velo.

Reminds me of a Mini Velo.
10-20-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,894
Posted By devianb

Single speed with a flip/flop hub. I prefer...

Single speed with a flip/flop hub. I prefer single speed because I like to coast down hills.
10-20-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,157
Posted By devianb

I try to abide by the traffic laws, but the few...

I try to abide by the traffic laws, but the few times I do disregard them there just happens to be a police officer in the vicinity. No action has ever been taken upon me.
08-14-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,315
Posted By devianb

Every tire I ever mounted only required one tire...

Every tire I ever mounted only required one tire lever, but the Continental Traffic 26 x 1.75 required three and 30 minutes of my time.
08-08-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,229
Posted By devianb

When you can't see because the sweat is...

When you can't see because the sweat is constantly pouring into your eyes and burning and no amount of wiping will stop it. Anything above 90 with any kind of humidity I'm not riding except for work,...
07-29-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,087
Posted By devianb

First time using CO2 is kind of finicky, plus...

First time using CO2 is kind of finicky, plus there are different styles of inflators that have their own technique for releasing the CO2. I use the the ones with no moving parts to minimize any...
07-12-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,224
Posted By devianb

"Hot cyclists in your area looking for long, hard...

"Hot cyclists in your area looking for long, hard rides!" Click here to find out who. (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1206874-strava-dating-app.html)
07-07-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,682
Posted By devianb

My only cycling app is Strava.

My only cycling app is Strava.
07-06-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,303
Posted By devianb

Did you air it up to max psi and spray water...

Did you air it up to max psi and spray water around the entire wheel? Even the smallest leak would make a noise and show bubbles forming.
07-01-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By devianb

I tried clip on aero bars on my riser bars. They...

I tried clip on aero bars on my riser bars. They were great for cutting through wind in a straight line. Harder to steer with them and much farther away from the brakes. They look especially out of...
06-23-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,815
Posted By devianb

I just carry the CO2. I use the Genuine...

I just carry the CO2. I use the Genuine Innovations microflate style because it has no moving parts and has worked flawlessly every time I needed it. Never had more than one flat on a ride and when...
06-18-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,823
Posted By devianb

My Shimano hubs are almost dead silent, like...

My Shimano hubs are almost dead silent, like being a ninja on a bike. My Sun Ringle hubs are obnoxiously loud. My SRAM hubs fall somewhere between the Shimano and Sun Ringle.
04-23-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,280
Posted By devianb

I have 4 as well. Single speed road bike, mtb...

I have 4 as well. Single speed road bike, mtb with fenders, track style bike with gears, and another mtb setup as a road bike. They are different enough that I can justify having them.
My "road...
04-23-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,219
Posted By devianb

If I am riding around in the city a vary it up. ...

If I am riding around in the city a vary it up. If I am riding out of town to another city I stick to the safest most direct route possible.
01-29-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,968
Posted By devianb

I bought some Merino wool socks on ebay some 5...

I bought some Merino wool socks on ebay some 5 years ago. I'm still amazed at how it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. One of the best clothing purchases I ever made. Only downside is...
01-20-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By devianb

Nope. When it is time to get a new saddle I try...

Nope. When it is time to get a new saddle I try something different to test it out. I would like to try one of those IDM Adamo saddles.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 292,204
Posted By devianb

I am seeing a ton of gloves recently. Haven't...

I am seeing a ton of gloves recently. Haven't picked any up. I guess if you lose one glove no point keeping it.
11-30-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,383
Posted By devianb

I have same experience as well.

I have same experience as well.
11-16-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,438
Posted By devianb

Darn, too late to redeem. I didn't even pay...

Darn, too late to redeem. I didn't even pay attention to the free T-Shirt. I did it for the digital badge and to rack up mileage.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,069
Posted By devianb

I once quit a ride at 99.4 miles. I didn't feel...

I once quit a ride at 99.4 miles. I didn't feel the need to go that extra .6 miles. If my goal was to ride 100 miles that day I would have definitely made it to 100.
11-05-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By devianb

I leave mine propped against a wall unfolded.

I leave mine propped against a wall unfolded.
11-04-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,856
Posted By devianb

My co worker who likes to party and drink a lot...

My co worker who likes to party and drink a lot says coconut water is good for hangovers in the morning.
11-02-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 16,710
Posted By devianb

It is not something I think about. I choose...

It is not something I think about. I choose roads where there is a decent shoulder and if not I take the roads seldom driven by vehicles. I'm more worried about making sure my bills get paid or...
11-02-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,460
Posted By devianb

How about a toilet plunger as handlebar? ...

How about a toilet plunger as handlebar?
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10-31-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,828
Posted By devianb

Probably could have used one of...

Probably could have used one of these.https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x320/bikeradar_600px_large_99873de47ae049c65b476902ed3cd43569e48e80.jpg
10-31-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,533
Posted By devianb

Best deal I got was a free bicycle from the...

Best deal I got was a free bicycle from the Police department that was giving them away. Not a premium brand or anything, but after fixing what was wrong with it I have been enjoying commuting to...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,134
Posted By devianb

I recently converted to tubeless for my mtb...

I recently converted to tubeless for my mtb commuter. I intentionally ride aggressively down bad roads with massive potholes and ride through broken glass. Since it is the only bike I have with...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,444
Posted By devianb

Old hack from 2010. I had a seat post rack, but...

Old hack from 2010. I had a seat post rack, but the angle made the rack higher than I wanted. I had an idea to make an adjustable seat post mounted rack. It is a stem mounted to a cut down bmw...
10-25-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,901
Posted By devianb

I make it a point to go down roads I never...

I make it a point to go down roads I never traveled, unless they are dangerous.
10-20-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,301
Posted By devianb

I have built two bikes using parts I had laying...

I have built two bikes using parts I had laying around from various upgrades over the years. It was cheaper to build than a new bike, but not quite cheaper than getting a complete used bike and...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,444
Posted By devianb

Yes. I started out with an is disc brake mount...

Yes. I started out with an is disc brake mount adapter with threaded holes and grinded it down. I could have just used one of the stick on cable guides, but I forgot I had them....
Forum: Commuting
10-06-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,444
Posted By devianb

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-06-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,965
Posted By devianb

I ride because I can go visit places for next to...

I ride because I can go visit places for next to almost nothing.
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