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Forum: Touring
02-22-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,833
Posted By hazben1

UPDATE. After researching sleeping bags on...

UPDATE. After researching sleeping bags on several hiking forums and reading many reviews I decided to go with a Hyke & Byke Eolus 800 15 degree bag. It had a bunch of good reviews but more...
Forum: Touring
02-09-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,833
Posted By hazben1

Do you'll have any knowledge or experience with...

Do you'll have any knowledge or experience with Hyke & Byke sleeping bags? They have a good number of positive reviews.

Considering this one....
Forum: Touring
02-08-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,833
Posted By hazben1

Hey folks thanks for the replies and links....

Hey folks thanks for the replies and links. You'll have just about changed my mind (which is rare) and convinced me to up my budget to $150. Although I do like the Aegismax bag for under $100.

A...
Forum: Touring
02-03-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,833
Posted By hazben1

Cheap sleeping bag recommendations

Looking for a reasonably priced (<$60) sleeping bag. Ideally not too heavy <4lbs. I have been warned to be cautious of some of the cheap bags on Amazon. I am a big guy and have heard some of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By hazben1

If you don't want to try a sweat bra you could...

If you don't want to try a sweat bra you could always use a towel. Attach towel around hoods with rubber bands and used a clamp to hold the towel back behind the seat. That's what I do and it works...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By hazben1

Which Valve Extender

Just received my 50mm rims. However due to a sale before I got the 50mm rims I purchased about 10 tubes with 48mm valves. Obviously they are too short for my new rims. What size valve extenders...
10-24-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By hazben1

The manufacturer of the rims actually send a set...

The manufacturer of the rims actually send a set of pads with the wheels. But the pads on my current bike are not removable. This is why I need the housing which holds the pad. I have also read some...
10-24-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By hazben1

Brake Pad for Carbon Rim

Posted this in Road Bike forum last week and got no response. Perhaps someone here may have an idea.

Bought carbon fiber rims and need to replace brake pads suitable for carbon. My brake pad and...
10-19-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By hazben1

Spoke count if I remember correctly was 20/24.

Spoke count if I remember correctly was 20/24.
10-19-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By hazben1

Replacing Spoke on Carbon Wheel

Have a pair of 50mm carbon clinchers on the way. I had a friend warn me if/when you need to replace a spoke you need to detention all the spokes. Otherwise it could break the rim. Is this really an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By hazben1

Update. Got can of Boeshield T-9 from Amazon...

Update. Got can of Boeshield T-9 from Amazon <$20. This product seems to work great. My shifting is considerably smoother. Due to winter coming on and less sweating it will be awhile before I can say...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By hazben1

Brake Shoes with Carbon Rim

Need to change out my brake pads for carbon rims. Problem is the rubber and metal housing are formed together. So I can't just switch out the pads. Which housing/brake pad combination should I buy?...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By hazben1

If I am going to try the Boeshield should I first...

If I am going to try the Boeshield should I first take a small screwdriver and try to scrape off most of the rust?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By hazben1

How to keep shifters from rusting?

Ultregra 11sp shifter started shifting crappy. Looked into shift mechanism and I see a good bit of rust. They are only about a year old and I am only probably averaging 100mpw. My last bike I had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,246
Posted By hazben1

Not exactly a frame direct from China. But, I did...

Not exactly a frame direct from China. But, I did buy a no name Ultegra carbon road bike (CR-2) from Nashbar 5 years ago. The first one they sent me the seat stays were not glued straight so the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-17, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,943
Posted By hazben1

Psimet2001, 1st thank you for what you bring to...

Psimet2001, 1st thank you for what you bring to this forum. I read most of your posts and really appreciate your insights on wheels. I certainly have learned a lot.

Are you saying if I break a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,943
Posted By hazben1

Thanks, for checking the widths folks. It is...

Thanks, for checking the widths folks. It is appreciated.

With my rims the 25mm GP4000s11= 27mm while the 28mm tires = 31mm. Currently running 28mm tires I barely have 2mm clearance on each side....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,943
Posted By hazben1

Anyone out there running GP4000 S2 25mm tire on a...

Anyone out there running GP4000 S2 25mm tire on a 25mm(O.D.) rim able to measure and tell me what the outside diameter of their tire measures when inflated to around 100psi?

Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,943
Posted By hazben1

23 or 25mm width rim?

Getting ready to buy 50mm carbon wheelset from Onlycarbonwheel on Ebay. Trying to decide between 23mm or 25mm width. My concern is tire clearance on the frame. My current rims (Shimano RS-11) are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,246
Posted By hazben1

If I could catch the Yoeleos 20% off I would jump...

If I could catch the Yoeleos 20% off I would jump all over it. I like their SAT technology where you don't need rim tape because there are no holes on the inside of the rim. It also is supposed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,246
Posted By hazben1

I am wanting to upgrade my Shimano RS-11 wheelset...

I am wanting to upgrade my Shimano RS-11 wheelset which came on my bike. I really like the look and sound of the carbon rims. I have talked to some folks that really love the performance of carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-17, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,246
Posted By hazben1

I looked at the different wheelsets available and...

I looked at the different wheelsets available and it looks as though they have continued to come down in price. No wonder when I am out riding I see 5 times more carbon fiber wheelsets than just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,246
Posted By hazben1

Chinese Clinchers on Sale?

Looking to get a set of 50mm Chinese clinchers, maybe 25mm wide. I like the Yoeleo wheels with the SAT technology. Do the Yoeleo wheels every go on sale? How about the other Chinese wheelsets do they...
Forum: Touring
08-25-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,537
Posted By hazben1

The idea of at least trying the Hybrid for...

The idea of at least trying the Hybrid for touring is not a bad idea. I think I could put a rack on it. As long as it is a short 2-3 day ride if it isn't working I would not be stuck too long with...
Forum: Touring
08-21-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,537
Posted By hazben1

It is a Nashbar carbon fiber bike. It is a double...

It is a Nashbar carbon fiber bike. It is a double and guess it has the standard 46, 36 chainrings it came with. The cassette is 11-32? I am not sure if I would be able to attach a rack. I will say...
Forum: Touring
08-21-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,537
Posted By hazben1

Cyclocross for Touring

I have a chance to buy a really nice carbon fiber cyclocross bike at a bargain. I already have a road bike, a hybrid, and a mountain bike. But, I think down the road I may do some bike touring and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By hazben1

I used a very lg. fan and still ruined my alloy...

I used a very lg. fan and still ruined my alloy handlebars and shifters because I sweat so much. At the end of a 1 hr ride I literally would ring the sweat out of my gloves. This is why for a good...
07-13-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By hazben1

Hanging MB bike by Suspension Fork

Is it harmful to hang my 29" MBs from their suspension forks? Also one of the bikes has hydraulic braking is it bad for the braking system to hang the bike from the fork?
07-13-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,282
Posted By hazben1

Thanks for the info folks. If I had known there...

Thanks for the info folks. If I had known there was an adapter I would of only bought 5 of the prestas and not 5 of each. Not that I am about to do it but, out of curiosity how bad is it to drill out...
07-13-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,282
Posted By hazben1

Using Presta Tube on Schrader Rim

Have 29" mountain bikes my son and I ride. One is set up with presta tube the other Schrader tube. I am wanting to limit the amount of stuff we take on the bike. Currently I am taking 2 prestas and 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,550
Posted By hazben1

Back in the mid eighties my brother had issues he...

Back in the mid eighties my brother had issues he was dealing with. He was driving his Datsun and some runner reached out and slapped the heck out of his car. My brother enraged turned around and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By hazben1

Great to hear you are getting a replacement. In...

Great to hear you are getting a replacement. In case somebody else is having a similar problem, I bought a bike where the carbon seat stays were not glued straight. The tire was much closer to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 612,320
Posted By hazben1

If you click on the item right below the shipping...

If you click on the item right below the shipping options button you will see a note stating "Sorry this item is out of stock and cannot be purchased at this time." The bike you mentioned is a super...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 612,320
Posted By hazben1

Nashbar does at times have some good deals on...

Nashbar does at times have some good deals on their returns page. My issue is some of those items were sold weeks or months earlier. They had a real nice saddle and mountain bike peddles on there...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,543
Posted By hazben1

I have had 2 different Nashbar bikes. A CR-2 and...

I have had 2 different Nashbar bikes. A CR-2 and a CR-5 both with Ultegra. The first carbon bike I received the CR-2 had seat stays which weren't glued straight. I sent it back and they replaced it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 612,320
Posted By hazben1

Folks looking for the best deal going right now...

Folks looking for the best deal going right now on GP4000s. Found them $64 a pair at Ribble but they only had the 23s. Looking to get at least the 25s and or maybe even the 28s. Are you'll aware of...
02-18-17, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,482
Posted By hazben1

I don't plan on ever using larger large. But,...

I don't plan on ever using larger large. But, accidents do happen. It shifts fine and without the RD being super stretched forward. I actually have not got a chance to try this combo out on the road....
02-16-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,482
Posted By hazben1

From 50/34 to 53/39 chain length

Changed out my 50/34 chainring for 53/39. Not sure if my new setup requires a longer chain. It seems to be working OK. But my RD seems to be stretched out a bit if I put it in big chain ring and big...
11-03-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By hazben1

Thanks, for the response folks and $10 for the...

Thanks, for the response folks and $10 for the right 7sp shifter is well cheaper than what I thought it would be.
11-03-16, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By hazben1

Trigger Shifter for Walmart bike

Wife has a cheap Walmart bike (Avalon CS). The twist shift broke and I replaced it with a friction shifter. She hates the friction shifter. Would one of the $15-20 Nashbar trigger shifters work? It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,172
Posted By hazben1

I was heavy and used running to lose 60lbs. I...

I was heavy and used running to lose 60lbs. I would run 60-70 miles per week. I would never eat 2-3 hours before a run. During a run I found it near impossible to take in nutrition without feeling...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,893
Posted By hazben1

I like the wheelset. What wheelset is that and...

I like the wheelset. What wheelset is that and where did you buy them?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,478
Posted By hazben1

My chainrings are 110bcd with 4 arm spider. I see...

My chainrings are 110bcd with 4 arm spider. I see several for sale on Ebay. I may first try replacing the 50 with a 52 or 53. Just to see if it will shift OK or not. If there is an issue with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,478
Posted By hazben1

Can't really explain it. But, I miss the feel of...

Can't really explain it. But, I miss the feel of the 52 on my old bike. It may also have something to do with the 172.5 crank versus the 175 crank. I realize I will probably have to replace the 34...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,478
Posted By hazben1

Cheapest way to replace 50 chainring with 53

Ultegra 50/34 11sp chainring. Just don't like the 50 looking to replace it with a 52 or 53. What would be the most cost effective way to do this?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,071
Posted By hazben1

Know nothing about the Synapse but I do have a...

Know nothing about the Synapse but I do have a Nashbar CR-5. My previous bike a Nashbar CR-2 was a 58. When I compared the geometry of the 2 bikes I decided to go with the 56. If I remember correctly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By hazben1

Often when I have cuts in the tire like that I...

Often when I have cuts in the tire like that I have had issues with it causing flats. It doesn't blow out while riding. But 24 hours later the tube will have lost a good bit of air and when I check...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,654
Posted By hazben1

It was a KMC 11sp chain which came on the bike....

It was a KMC 11sp chain which came on the bike. The failure was the pin came out of the side plate.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,654
Posted By hazben1

11sp chain failure rate?

Not long ago I switched to a bike with 11sp drivetrain. Today out riding I broke my chain. I have had plenty mechanical issues but I have never broken a chain or been on a ride where a chain was...
04-12-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,757
Posted By hazben1

Thanks for all the input folks. Considering the...

Thanks for all the input folks. Considering the propensity of a 19 year old young lady to change her mind. I may actually take an earlier suggestion and see about just renting a bike for the...
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