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Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,869
Posted By David in Maine

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,869
Posted By David in Maine

I think this sums it up. I think this question,...

I think this sums it up. I think this question, as well as disc brakes on road bikes, comes down to personality and philosophy. I find a simple bicycle that I understand how to work on appealing. I'm...
10-23-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 962
Posted By David in Maine

I agree that painted to match are the best! ...

I agree that painted to match are the best!
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/tamarack_9d21c23fcd10d66ce12506ab406c8e861bbfec6b.jpg

PDW full metal fenders work well...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,133
Posted By David in Maine

Here’s an interesting discussion of the “locked...

Here’s an interesting discussion of the “locked arms” position.
http://jralong.com/2020/09/04/le-tour-de-crash-a-theory-on-increased-carnage/

David
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By David in Maine

I've been using the extra light version tubeless...

I've been using the extra light version tubeless for awhile now. Used on a paved 300k brevet and on a bunch of mixed road/off -road rides. Nothing too gnarly. Zero flats and I'm very happy with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 785,947
Posted By David in Maine

Bixxis

Bixxis--built by Doriano DeRosa

https://bixxis.com/en/titanium-frame/

David
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,677
Posted By David in Maine

One of my riding buddies went out in some gusty...

One of my riding buddies went out in some gusty winds last week. A crosswind blew him into some sticks and branches that had blown into the road. Now he's healing from a broken clavicle and two...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 785,947
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks! I was so impressed with the service at...

Thanks! I was so impressed with the service at Ride Studio. Would love to see pictures of your Redsky. Mine gives me great joy every time I hop on!

David
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By David in Maine

Shimano hubs are silent too! Not as sexy as onyx...

Shimano hubs are silent too! Not as sexy as onyx of course!

David
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By David in Maine

When I did the Adventure Cycling Trans-am route...

When I did the Adventure Cycling Trans-am route many moons ago (1993) I remember riding on the Interstate in Montana or Wyoming for a short spell. It wasn't too bad--just be careful by on and off...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,306
Posted By David in Maine

This is a great handlebar bag for longer rides if...

This is a great handlebar bag for longer rides if you need to carry a layer and extra food. Just be aware, a bag like this will make it more challenging to mount a front light or a GPS mount.
...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By David in Maine

Astral Rims are quite nice and made in the US:...

Astral Rims are quite nice and made in the US: Solstice are quite lightweight while Radiant would be more sturdy and a bit aero if you care about such things....
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By David in Maine

This one is not cheap, but it works wonderfully....

This one is not cheap, but it works wonderfully. You really don't need to run the elastic straps to the handlebars unless you're riding off-road and need extra stability.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By David in Maine

I really like the Fizik Aliante Gamma saddle....

I really like the Fizik Aliante Gamma saddle. It's a little wider than many racing saddles--I find it very comfortable. I echo the above poster--saddle fit is very personal. Finding a demo or buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,150
Posted By David in Maine

I weigh the same as you. I'm currently running...

I weigh the same as you. I'm currently running 28C Rene Herse extralight tires at between 65 and 70 psi on Maine back roads with no problems. Much better than the 80 psi I started out with. No flats...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,611
Posted By David in Maine

Rapha. Don't hate me! David

Rapha. Don't hate me!

David
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By David in Maine

You can check out the trip reports on...

You can check out the trip reports on crazyguyonabike.com
I find it a helpful place to learn about new regions.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 785,947
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks! I plan to use the bike for long brevets,...

Thanks! I plan to use the bike for long brevets, so I wanted the full-size pump option and went for the old-school pump peg. Good eye on the wheels--they were hand-built by the great mechanic at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 785,947
Posted By David in Maine

Seven Redsky

This thread needs more Seven! My 50th birthday present, mid-life crisis bike. I wanted a bike that was simple and easy to maintain myself. Built around Velo Orange Grand Cru mid-reach brakes. Can fit...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,519
Posted By David in Maine

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast...

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast Maine two weekends ago. I used some familiar roads and discovered some great backroads I had never ridden on. The highlight was seeing the Alewives...
Replies: 41
Views: 4,128
Posted By David in Maine

I'll echo others. I went custom because I have a...

I'll echo others. I went custom because I have a long torso for my height and I wanted to see what a bike built for me would feel like rather than making compromises with off-the-shelf. Another...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,499
Views: 2,207,905
Posted By David in Maine

Yes, it was a Turbomatic 4. I used to love that...

Yes, it was a Turbomatic 4. I used to love that saddle on a racing bike, but it was a short-lived experiment on the more upright touring bike! My butt wasn't very happy. Now using a San Marco Regal,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 348,379
Posted By David in Maine

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/e0a49c51_32ff_4526_b1f9_072a852b9b3a_fcb21e5372ec61da7a903bbdb6c10797e4d7589f.jpeg
Dolphin Marina, Harpswell, ME. Partway through a solo...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,455
Posted By David in Maine

How would something like a RedShift stem and a...

How would something like a RedShift stem and a Canyon flexy seat post compare to the active suspension bikes?

David
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,656
Posted By David in Maine

Hi There, I also live and ride in Midcoast...

Hi There,

I also live and ride in Midcoast Maine and enjoy some spirited group rides on hilly roads. I have been using 50-34 front chainrings and 11-30 cassette. If I'm planning to ride a super...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4,499
Views: 2,207,905
Posted By David in Maine

Yes, Mark is still building and is active in the...

Yes, Mark is still building and is active in the Nova Scotia Randonneurs. I was hoping to join him on a 1000k brevet this summer before the virus stymied my plans.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,609
Posted By David in Maine

Seven

Here's my new custom Seven. I'm 6'2 with only 32" inseam and I'm not too flexible. The frame has a 60cm ETT and a rather huge head tube. Looks a bit front heavy, but I'm thrilled with it. It put's me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By David in Maine

I just got back from a ride on some of those...

I just got back from a ride on some of those Maine backroads you're talking about. Riding Compass extra light 28c on my Ti road bike. Handled the rough pavement pretty well. I have another bike...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,008
Posted By David in Maine

Rene Herse and Jan Heine have just become the US...

Rene Herse and Jan Heine have just become the US distributors for FMB tubular tires (according to Instagram), so maybe big fat tubies on brevets will become the next big thing! I've personally never...
Replies: 115
Views: 13,114
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks, Sarah I've done a couple of NER 200k...

Thanks, Sarah

I've done a couple of NER 200k rides and have enjoyed the experience! I will check out your schedule!

Best,

David
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,053
Posted By David in Maine

https://www.rodbikes.com/catalog/outlaw/outlaw-mai...

https://www.rodbikes.com/catalog/outlaw/outlaw-main.html

These look cool. Ritchey Logic are also highly regarded.

David
Forum: Touring
03-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,499
Views: 2,207,905
Posted By David in Maine

My wife and I had these Tamarack touring bikes...

My wife and I had these Tamarack touring bikes built for us around 21 years ago. Built with Reynolds 725 steel by Mark Beaver of Halifax Nova Scotia. We had them re-painted a few years ago and I...
Forum: Touring
03-03-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,193
Posted By David in Maine

I can't bring myself to wear the zip off...

I can't bring myself to wear the zip off convertible pants, although I understand the utility. I used a pair of North Face nylon hiking pants for years. Now I use a pair from Eddie Bauer. They have...
Replies: 115
Views: 13,114
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks for the info! Looks like my plan is to do...

Thanks for the info! Looks like my plan is to do the series at the Berkshire Brevets in Westfield! 200k on 3/29--better get training!

David
Replies: 115
Views: 13,114
Posted By David in Maine

Wondering if I can get some clarification. I'm...

Wondering if I can get some clarification. I'm feeling excited about my riding season with the delivery of my new custom Seven RedSky and I'm considering going for the super Randonneur award. I would...
Replies: 115
Views: 13,114
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks! David

Thanks!

David
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 29,778
Posted By David in Maine

My new Seven RedSky with Grand Cru mid-reach...

My new Seven RedSky with Grand Cru mid-reach calipers. Currently running 28c but room for 35c. Brakes feel great--running compressionless housing. I will admit I haven't ridden down hill in the rain...
Replies: 24
Views: 3,135
Posted By David in Maine

Not really budget, but I like using Aftershokz...

Not really budget, but I like using Aftershokz wireless headphones. They conduct sound through the cheekbones, so you can still hear traffic and ambient sound.

David
Replies: 115
Views: 13,114
Posted By David in Maine

My current plan is: Try out a local Maine...

My current plan is:

Try out a local Maine 200K permanent with some friends.

BashBish Falls 300K out of Westfield, Mass. I've done this one 3 times already and really love the route

Saratoga...
02-26-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,743
Posted By David in Maine

I prefer my Shimano Alfine 8 speed internally...

I prefer my Shimano Alfine 8 speed internally geared bike for the dead of Maine winters,

David
Forum: Touring
02-26-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,977
Posted By David in Maine

Another vote for Marathon Supreme--mine are 35c I...

Another vote for Marathon Supreme--mine are 35c I think. Roll much better than the regular Marathons they replaced and have been long wearing and flat resistant.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 29,778
Posted By David in Maine

That has been my experience commuting through the...

That has been my experience commuting through the Maine winter. Road slop inevitably contaminates the pads and leads to squealing. Probably worth the trade off for safety in all weather on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,495
Posted By David in Maine

The bike will stop! :)

The bike will stop! :)
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,165
Posted By David in Maine

Chaco

I ride in stiff carbon sole Specialized mountain bike shoes with Speedplay frog pedals. Very comfortable for biking but not great for walking much more than around a grocery store. Carry Chaco...
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,193
Posted By David in Maine

I got saddle sores biking across Kansas many...

I got saddle sores biking across Kansas many years ago as part of my Trans-Am tour. I wore 2 pairs of padded shorts on top of each other for a week until I healed. Felt weird but it did help. ...
Forum: Touring
05-17-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,439
Posted By David in Maine

brake cable

You can probably use a brake cable to remount if you squished the original. I went with the second mount idea. You can use a Rixen and Kaul KwikFix mount with your Ortlieb bag so you don't have the...
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,972
Posted By David in Maine

My wife and I have enjoyed several great tours in...

My wife and I have enjoyed several great tours in the Maritimes. We've only been turned away from a campground one time--at Risser's Beach Provincial Park on the East coast of N.S. The Maritimes are...
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,164
Posted By David in Maine

Planning on a 1 week trip around the Cabot Trail...

Planning on a 1 week trip around the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton N.S. in late July. My wife and I have toured the Trail in the past and we're excited to re-visit.

David in Maine (my first post!)
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