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Forum: Great Lakes
04-12-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By DTownDave22

Haven't been to Rouge Park tbh, but I don't live...

Haven't been to Rouge Park tbh, but I don't live in the city. Don't venture out to too many different parts of the city but have more recently. Rode in Boston-Edison for the first time as far as new...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-12-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By DTownDave22

I was not aware of that possibility but it makes...

I was not aware of that possibility but it makes more sense now if that is what is going on in some cases. The parking spots on W. Jefferson are not wide enough nor is there a buffer. Fairly dirty...
03-29-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By DTownDave22

Picture of Giro Syntax here ...

Picture of Giro Syntax here
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/970x647/giro_syntax_mips_208ea1009aabc0bc9650271f04df0f6bc30c03c4.jpg
03-29-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By DTownDave22

Additional notes: -trying to shop locally...

Additional notes:

-trying to shop locally and avoid Amazon. They have the exact model, size and color and for a rather tempting price. It’s just rather challenging because I both live in the...
03-29-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By DTownDave22

Finding a Helmet that works with a Vis 360 mounts

Previous road helmet needs to be replaced (and it was discontinued by Giro, the Savant) as it fell, due partly to how I had it sitting on my bike (won’t have it sitting on the stem again) and the...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-19-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By DTownDave22

Has anyone been to any public meetings or the...

Has anyone been to any public meetings or the like regarding infrastructure or even transit (in the last 10-15 years)? It doesn't have to be specifically tied to bicycles.

I don't really attend...
11-27-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,051
Posted By DTownDave22

To the posters and to Cycliq: This thread...

To the posters and to Cycliq:

This thread again pushed me away from buying this product.

Price and Problem User vs. Satisfied Customer
Even at $209 (Fly 12 CE) for Cycliq's holiday sale (Black...
04-22-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,958
Posted By DTownDave22

Not a big point, but one correction is that speed...

Not a big point, but one correction is that speed governors on automobiles very well may exist (and would not be surprised at all & would guess they do on many if not all) as I clearly don't know a...
04-22-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,958
Posted By DTownDave22

I did understand your statement. I'm referring to...

I did understand your statement. I'm referring to the ever-present conditions, conditioning (having as fast of speed limits as we have is normal, going at or above the speed limit is normal, going...
04-22-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,958
Posted By DTownDave22

Oh, I believe it. Data strongly supports the...

Oh, I believe it. Data strongly supports the argument that roads are designed dangerously to begin with, most people drive rushed and some are extra cray cray drivers. Other factors in my opinion,...
04-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By DTownDave22

I've put this on the back burner as I at least...

I've put this on the back burner as I at least have a temporary pedal replacement but still would need a new set. That plus I couldn't take my bike in for service anyways/prefer they install pedals...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-27-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By DTownDave22

Share the route if you don't mind and I'll see if...

Share the route if you don't mind and I'll see if I notice anything that you should consider in the areas I ride in. Due to changes in Google Maps, there's a bit of added path to the Downriver Linked...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-21-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By DTownDave22

If you are only looking for those with specific...

If you are only looking for those with specific 1st-hand knowledge, feel free to skip my post, as I've not done this route for the reasons you mention (safety) among others.

Are there any...
03-20-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By DTownDave22

Any good price range (MSRP, not online sales) you...

Any good price range (MSRP, not online sales) you find are a good balance of value and not in that $90+ range?
03-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By DTownDave22

Considering going with a little more sturdy...

Considering going with a little more sturdy pedals, as my last set , one came apart a bit around the outer frame on the front partially due to not using a step ladder for mounting/dismounting from a...
03-20-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By DTownDave22

Choosing Platform Pedals for a Hybrid: Are pedals above entry level worth it?

I’ve basically two main questions regarding platform pedals. I ride a basic hybrid and am not considering any type of clipless pedals at this time. I’ve little knowledge to work off of regarding...
07-01-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,030
Posted By DTownDave22

Extra info and my thoughts/best guesses. ...

Extra info and my thoughts/best guesses.

Furthermore, this is can be more problematic with two extra variables: riding speed and laggy readings (like in a downtown area). If I’m riding more than...
07-01-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,030
Posted By DTownDave22

Turning cues/text on Garmin GPS shown as Path instead of street name

Iíve been fairly happy with the following:

GPS: Garmin Edge 810
Maps: Iíve been using are OpenStreetMap (OSM)
Route creator: Ride With GPS (RWGPS)

Iím not entirely sure what RideWithGPS.com...
03-09-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,385
Posted By DTownDave22

I have my focus at different levels depending on...

I have my focus at different levels depending on the conditions but riding by bike is overall risky so it's important to remain focused as much as possible when on the road, if I read your comment...
09-26-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By DTownDave22

Thanks for the advice. I was planning on doing...

Thanks for the advice. I was planning on doing that...but...I'm basically just trying to figure out why the rim tape didn't remain in its last/past position and hopefully they'll still cover the...
09-26-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By DTownDave22

Yeah...I'm past the "I'm not going to worry about...

Yeah...I'm past the "I'm not going to worry about it too much" phase and in the "I'm starting to lose it...(my mind and $) phase"

I paid someone to replace the tube back in early September or so. ...
09-26-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By DTownDave22

I can see why you have almost 30,000 posts. Most...

I can see why you have almost 30,000 posts. Most of them are probably useless. Blocked!
09-26-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By DTownDave22

Weather: Not sure about you all, but we have had...

Weather: Not sure about you all, but we have had some very up and down weather in Michigan. Some days have been relatively higher humidity for September. Not sure if that was a factor.

Someone...
09-26-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By DTownDave22

Rim tape appears to have moved back in place on its own (when stored off bike)

PLEASE: If you don't have anything else better to do with your time but make pointless, trolling posts, save yourself and myself time and carry on. Do you know if it's possible, or even more...
09-12-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,634
Posted By DTownDave22

Bests Guess: If I had to make an educated guess,...

Bests Guess: If I had to make an educated guess, based on all info before me and that you shared with me, I'd say this is the cause. The only last part that I'm not sure about, and is an issue when...
09-12-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,634
Posted By DTownDave22

See this here for pics...

See this here for pics (http://s1246.photobucket.com/user/DTownDave22/library/Rim-side%20puncture%20from%209-9-18):
09-12-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,634
Posted By DTownDave22

1. Type of rim: 2007 Trek 7.5 FX came with...

1. Type of rim: 2007 Trek 7.5 FX came with Bontrager Race Lite wheel set a 622x14Double or single:. My guess is double walled. There are basically recessed holes in the wheel from my memory (covered...
09-10-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,634
Posted By DTownDave22

Other points: 1.) Rear wheel not true. They...

Other points:

1.) Rear wheel not true. They told me on September 4, 2018 visit when I picked up my bike, that the rear wheel is a bit out of true.

2.) Rear tire sidewall seems a bit degraded:...
09-10-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,634
Posted By DTownDave22

Rim side tube puncture: No spoke or removed tape

I will break down my question in the first post and add some more input in the second post following. Iíve had several flats in the past month or so, I do believe all in my rear tire. I typically...
07-20-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,888
Posted By DTownDave22

Yes, I notice a difference when on the saddle for...

Yes, I notice a difference when on the saddle for the better part of 3 1/2 to 4 hours and not wearing padded shorts as I've rarely done, so that's why I'm probably due for some new shorts in the...
07-20-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,888
Posted By DTownDave22

Not sure that's too likely but my upper arms and...

Not sure that's too likely but my upper arms and arms overall are like small branches while my legs and upper legs are like small tree trunks. My posterior is not too big or large or on the flat...
07-20-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,888
Posted By DTownDave22

I think Castelli bibs I liked the fit and comfort...

I think Castelli bibs I liked the fit and comfort except I recall reading about how the quality was claimed to be inconsistent and with my income, I thought about taking the risk, but bib shorts can...
07-20-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,888
Posted By DTownDave22

These are not my first bike shorts with padding. ...

These are not my first bike shorts with padding. The padding is one of P.I,'s thickest though I believe. I'm hoping I might but I'd prefer to be sold on them before deciding to keep them.
07-20-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,888
Posted By DTownDave22

I've three bike shorts and they've all quite a...

I've three bike shorts and they've all quite a bit of use on them but still not bad overall. Does this overview generally match why you go with tri shorts? ...
07-19-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,888
Posted By DTownDave22

So, when it comes to various bike-related items,...

So, when it comes to various bike-related items, where I live is not the best place to purchase them in-store--I literally had two people pass me closely on the road today--but that's a different...
07-19-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,888
Posted By DTownDave22

Cycling shorts I'm considering buying--but feel awkward when walking/standing

Any experience with bike shorts that seemed like the padding was a bit too thick and felt awkward when walking around but when riding on them, they worked out just fine, maybe even great? I am...
03-25-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By DTownDave22

Had one just like that pictured/from that product...

Had one just like that pictured/from that product page as Amazon says I purchased it in May 2013. I ordered it along with my recently lost P.I. skull cap (not when riding). When I rush, I tend to...
03-25-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By DTownDave22

Model name for the PI skullcap? Does it fully...

Model name for the PI skullcap? Does it fully cover your ears? Year and/or pic is helpful.
03-25-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By DTownDave22

The SW merino 150 beanie is one I was looking at...

The SW merino 150 beanie is one I was looking at and thanks...might have to look around a bit for some of these that are carried by stores w/ brick & mortar locations (SW does offer free returns). ...
03-24-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By DTownDave22

Might see if they're in stock if I make the...

Might see if they're in stock if I make the rounds around various LBS here.
03-24-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By DTownDave22

Thanks. Many don't cover the ears though in the...

Thanks. Many don't cover the ears though in the pictures but some do. It doesn't need to be swimming cap tight, but I noticed today on a bike sharing system bike (and in similar semi-inviting...
03-22-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By DTownDave22

Why I include so many details (and still thought...

Why I include so many details (and still thought of including this detail) but decided not to because of my experience with making too long of posts that gains few responses...:rolleyes:

I...
03-22-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By DTownDave22

Cycling headwear under a helmet for ~47-60 F temps

So I have a few questions about trying to find cycling headwear.

1.) What are the proper names I should be using to do searches on the internet and when calling around different stores/...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-03-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,695
Posted By DTownDave22

Perhaps you are cautious about putting out in the...

Perhaps you are cautious about putting out in the open, when you might be away from your residence, which is understandable, as you never noted what time frame you were touring.

I don’t believe...
02-20-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By DTownDave22

I like a mid-weight sock from LL Bean. It's more...

I like a mid-weight sock from LL Bean. It's more of a longer sock for non-summer months/temps below 55F or so.

Ibex, unfortunately ceased production--it at least seemed the practices they used...
02-15-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By DTownDave22

It's too difficult to see if a photo is not taken...

It's too difficult to see if a photo is not taken close-up but I did notice a possible amount of it in another eBay item photo. Thanks for your input. KK did say it's not that abnormal from the...
02-13-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By DTownDave22

It seemed OK. I rode it for 5-10 minutes seen...

It seemed OK. I rode it for 5-10 minutes seen here: https://youtu.be/Iia21MoKtRQ?t=28s and then again later for about 20 minutes about 3-4 hours later; the second ride the noise seemed slightly more...
02-12-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,611
Posted By DTownDave22

I stopped using weather.com a very long time ago....

I stopped using weather.com a very long time ago. I second weatherunderground.com as giving an idea on hourly precip chances and temperatures is helpful for a little more precision and timing and...
02-12-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By DTownDave22

Thanks. I'm guessing it's too difficult to say...

Thanks. I'm guessing it's too difficult to say if what lies inside is truly in a condition that justifies the $ I paid for it?

Of course w/o a skewer I can't test it. I'm again concerned about...
02-12-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By DTownDave22

Further thoughts and why I went w/ eBay

I’m guessing at best the glue or glue-like substance I see are non-issues, perhaps slight wear due to one or more of: (1) age, (2) slight physical force and/or being used, (3) being stored in temps...
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