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Forum: Northeast
05-20-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Tom L

watch out for the lobsters, lots of pinch flats...

watch out for the lobsters, lots of pinch flats LOL
04-21-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,213
Posted By Tom L

I think it matters who does the fit , I had a...

I think it matters who does the fit ,
I had a fit done once and it was just an opportunity for the bike shop to sell you stuff you didn't need
stem is too long, need a shorter stem, cleat is wrong,...
03-23-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By Tom L

I have one, 3 yrs old, orange one, is by far my...

I have one, 3 yrs old, orange one, is by far my favorite bike, very versatile
converted it to a flat bar bike last summer, has been great for me, take the roads to the local trails and then
back...
03-17-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,565
Posted By Tom L

I do this all the time, pick a route and then...

I do this all the time, pick a route and then drive it, watch for road conditions and pinch points, traffic, dangerous spots with limited visability
hard to find a route that I think is safe for me...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,730
Posted By Tom L

the full suspension on my mtb has sent me over a...

the full suspension on my mtb has sent me over a few times, when you hit something at a good speed the front fork will fully compress
and as it does it gets lower to the ground, which then causes...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,730
Posted By Tom L

I'D say no also, I've had more over the bar...

I'D say no also, I've had more over the bar moments on my full suspension mtb, the front shock compresses and rockets you over as it
springs back. my fat bike with no suspension has been better.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,837
Posted By Tom L

it is amazing that a screw or a nail can stand up...

it is amazing that a screw or a nail can stand up and puncture a tire , just running over it,
if you tried to do that it would never happen, it just amazes me that a screw or nail can do that
and...
03-08-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By Tom L

I have the same inseam, and switched to 165's a...

I have the same inseam, and switched to 165's a couple of years ago, much better now

get ready though, now you are going to have to change all your bikes, it was expensive for me to do.
02-26-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By Tom L

since I've had my kick R I put a piece of foam...

since I've had my kick R I put a piece of foam rubber under the trainer legs, it's pretty soft stuff and lets the trainer rock back and forth
some. so you may have something in the house already...
02-25-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,406
Posted By Tom L

I tried to do that once for a while pointing the...

I tried to do that once for a while pointing the toes down and pulling thru, while I am just an amateur when it comes to riding , the thing I noticed that is that pedal stroke pulls you into the...
02-12-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Tom L

now I see it, there are wheels between the...

now I see it, there are wheels between the frames, u tube was my friend , cool setup
02-12-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Tom L

would seem that the bike would fall off the...

would seem that the bike would fall off the rollers before the bottom 2 frames were to move.
do you get any movement out of the two frames , must be pretty sticky with the two mating wood surfaces ...
02-12-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Tom L

how does the jig work with the bungees work? is...

how does the jig work with the bungees work?
is it necessary
01-28-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By Tom L

I guess I'm different, I lube my chain before...

I guess I'm different, I lube my chain before every ride with a dry teflon spray lubricant
noticeably quieter and shifts are better for me
11-24-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 18,003
Posted By Tom L

I'd have to agree that cycling is good cardio, in...

I'd have to agree that cycling is good cardio, in the last 4 yrs that I have been cycling only, I have noticed my arms and shoulders getting
weaker by the year, and within the last 6 months have had...
09-15-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Tom L

so this shop kept up with it's sketchy business...

so this shop kept up with it's sketchy business practices all along the way of the repair.
there was a question of a frame crack when I dropped the bike off, when they came back with an estimate ,...
08-17-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Tom L

thanks for the heads up on the costs, i't just...

thanks for the heads up on the costs, i't just with this particular shop I really have to watch my back, need to find someone else but I made the
mistake and purchased the bike there, and they are...
08-17-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Tom L

flat bar conversion, $

brought my bike over to the local shop to take my drop bar setup and make it a flat bar setup
I already changed out the bar, needs sram rival brake levers and front and rear shifters, to mount on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,284
Posted By Tom L

I found out last week after having to change the...

I found out last week after having to change the tire on my road bike, that an old tooth brush, in the kitchen sink with water running on the rim
did a great job removing the old sealant from the...
07-06-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By Tom L

really seems odd, this bike I haven't ridden...

really seems odd, this bike I haven't ridden since september, it hangs from the seat post when stored, tires still had 10 lbs in them after all that time
all I did was remove the stems add sealant...
07-06-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By Tom L

Kaboooom

yesterday I was busy in the morning doing some maintenance on my bikes, my mountain bike needed some more sealant
so I emptied the air on both, added my sealant, and like every time I have done this...
05-12-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By Tom L

I have a wahoo kick R, and last year put my road...

I have a wahoo kick R, and last year put my road bike on it with a quark power meter, the watts displayed were pretty accurate , with in a few percent.
the power meter displaying on my wahoo...
04-24-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,829
Posted By Tom L

I'm the same way, I have a few routes on the road...

I'm the same way, I have a few routes on the road that I ride all the time, they are the only lightly traveled roads in the area that I feel safe on, most of the other roads I would never ride on
04-17-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By Tom L

wouldn't it be possible for you to jack up the...

wouldn't it be possible for you to jack up the bike, put a block of wood or something like a jack stand under the bike frame to take all the weight off the trainer ??

if you could shim it just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Tom L

my only concern would be maintanece , if that...

my only concern would be maintanece , if that smart bike breaks, who's going to fix it, if your regular bike needs work it is easy to do yourself
it would be possible to keep going even with dumb...
04-02-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,835
Posted By Tom L

no then it wasn't you, I was on the other side of...

no then it wasn't you, I was on the other side of the course,
04-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,835
Posted By Tom L

looks like a great ride, good for you if you...

looks like a great ride, good for you
if you rode tuesday night this week it may have been you
now slow down when you are passing me, and look a little tired so you don't make me feel bad LOL
04-02-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,835
Posted By Tom L

I do agree with that, but it still gets to me,...

I do agree with that, but it still gets to me, can't understand how some people are putting in so many miles and elevation gain, just seems impossible for some to be riding 40-60 miles a day
with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,504
Posted By Tom L

my local club just did the same thing , all group...

my local club just did the same thing , all group rides cancelled
03-17-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,531
Posted By Tom L

I always seem to be screwing around with saddles,...

I always seem to be screwing around with saddles, after it is level I take a measurement from the front tip of the saddle to the top of the top tube,
then it makes it easy to adjust the saddle nose...
03-06-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,735
Posted By Tom L

I don't have a rocker plate, but I have had my...

I don't have a rocker plate, but I have had my wahoo kick R set up on 2" soft foam rubber for the last two years, I doubled it over under the feet supports of the wahoo, it gives me about an inch
of...
10-11-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Tom L

thanks for that I ordered one of those...

thanks for that
I ordered one of those brackets, will mount it into a post with a swivel on it, should clean up the pain cave and let me move around the
bike easier

I'm thinking a 6" diameter...
10-09-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Tom L

I have a santa cruz stigmata mounted to a wahoo...

I have a santa cruz stigmata mounted to a wahoo kick R in a small room
loose a lot of space with the front tire on the bike
10-09-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Tom L

Front axle support for Wahoo/Zwift

I want to get my front tire off my trainer, I could use the space and really don't need it
is there anyone who has made or purchased a support for the front of my trainer bike,
maybe supporting...
09-19-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 16,667
Posted By Tom L

there was no way around it, the owner picks out...

there was no way around it, the owner picks out and tells the wife this is the good one, then proceeds to out fit it with
all extras,
do you want to stand there and tell your wife girlfriend that...
09-17-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 16,667
Posted By Tom L

I haven't been to the lbs in a year now, they...

I haven't been to the lbs in a year now, they really rubbed me the wrong way with a purchase
I was buying everything from them , trying to support them , showed up on a tuesday night and told the...
06-25-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,554
Posted By Tom L

my only concern is that after riding clip less...

my only concern is that after riding clip less for a couple of years, I have two pairs of sidi shoes, one for MB and on set for the road
when I try flat pedals after a half hour my feet hurt because...
06-05-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,136
Posted By Tom L

I read here once and it has worked very well for...

I read here once and it has worked very well for me
after a day of riding, I take a vitamin B12 and folic acid, along with my daily turmeric
have found that it helps recover my legs quick.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,612
Posted By Tom L

this thread has helped me , for some reason last...

this thread has helped me , for some reason last summer, I came up with the idea to point my toe down at the bottom of my pedal stroke and sweep back to get my calves and hamstrings into the pedaling...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,543
Posted By Tom L

I know the two just don't mix for me, either...

I know the two just don't mix for me, either drink and get negative results or eat clean and don't drink and make some progress
with the bike and getting in shape,
just a couple of drinks on the...
04-08-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Tom L

I know nothing but this type of reaction, I only...

I know nothing but this type of reaction, I only started riding 3 yrs ago at 50, and I am either sore or tired, or loose and riding ever since
not too much in between, at least you have something to...
03-14-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,939
Posted By Tom L

I've been training to be hard core/ race ready,...

I've been training to be hard core/ race ready, but my performance is mediocre /slowpoke
Forum: Touring
03-08-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,549
Posted By Tom L

just read thru his blog, very impressive ...

just read thru his blog, very impressive
couldn't imagine doing that, or having the time too
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,605
Posted By Tom L

I've had e tap on my road bike for a year, no...

I've had e tap on my road bike for a year, no issues

have to charge the batteries about once a month , and it only takes an hour total

great system IMO
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,378
Posted By Tom L

second year on the bike, total of 1792 miles,...

second year on the bike, total of 1792 miles, road gravel and mountain biking
started recording in march, and had to slow down in november december as I was so busy

hope this year I can spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Tom L

I'm not sure why the video has given me so much...

I'm not sure why the video has given me so much problems with rouvy, i never have had any problems connecting, it is the video stop, starts, speeds up ect
pretty aggravating
try out ful gaz , some...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Tom L

I have a wahoo kick r and have had great luck...

I have a wahoo kick r and have had great luck just using my I phone and zwift
I connect to the trainer, heart monitor and cadence sensor via bluetooth to the phone, and connect the phone
to a 32"...
10-03-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By Tom L

I use it every ride or training ride on the kick...

I use it every ride or training ride on the kick R
works great
Forum: Fatbikes
09-12-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,558
Posted By Tom L

if I had to buy another fat bike it would be the...

if I had to buy another fat bike it would be the lightest one I could find, my farley 7 with a rack weighs in around 35 lbs, it is tough to move around
it is a great bike, and I enjoy riding it, ...
09-11-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tom L

I have been thank full for the technology this...

I have been thank full for the technology this summer, with the amount of rain and oppressive heat I have been in the pain cave at least 3 days a week.
I wouldn't have rode half as much without...
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