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09-21-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By jfoobar

Honestly, on the infrequent occasions where I...

Honestly, on the infrequent occasions where I have wanted to carry a third bottle, I have forgotten that I even have those downtube mounts. I just strap on a Revelate "feed bag" and use that instead.
09-21-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 123,620
Posted By jfoobar

At least they were wise enough to change nothing...

At least they were wise enough to change nothing substantial about the Expat other than the paint job. It was a great buy last year and it will be a great buy this year also.

I can certainly...
09-02-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,337
Posted By jfoobar

I didn't set out to have nothing but Revelate...

I didn't set out to have nothing but Revelate bags but at the moment that is how things have ended up:

https://i.imgur.com/T4V74Fh.jpg

Sorry for the crappy garage pic and ignore the tag hanging...
08-31-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By jfoobar

There were just four in the one I did last...

There were just four in the one I did last weekend and it was actually two unique ones that you passed twice each on the route. They claimed five, but they were counting the one at the end, which I...
08-30-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By jfoobar

Pretty much what I did also. I had done a number...

Pretty much what I did also. I had done a number of 2000+ feet 50-something mile rides as well as an organized metric century about a month ago. This past Saturday I signed up for an organized...
08-24-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,189
Posted By jfoobar

6'4", was 278 or so when I started riding, have...

6'4", was 278 or so when I started riding, have had no issues with fit or weight on a 61cm Jamis Renegade. I cannot imagine any of the steel models being an issue for you, or really just about any...
08-23-18, 05:18 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 123,620
Posted By jfoobar

Was talking to the manager of one of my two local...

Was talking to the manager of one of my two local Jamis dealers last night and asked what he knew about the 2019s. He said that 1x models are on the way and that they are also releasing a new model...
08-23-18, 05:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,050
Posted By jfoobar

L.L. Bean Comfort Cycling Jerseys, $40, loose...

L.L. Bean Comfort Cycling Jerseys, $40, loose fitting without being too flappy, and indeed very comfortable. While L.L. Bean is great about offering tall sizes in most of their men's clothing, they...
08-22-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,878
Posted By jfoobar

Terry Liberator Y. I don't love it, but it was...

Terry Liberator Y. I don't love it, but it was such an improvement over the other saddles I had that I haven't been compelled to try and find something better yet.
08-13-18, 06:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,942
Posted By jfoobar

This just makes no sense to me at all, sorry. ...

This just makes no sense to me at all, sorry. You are comparing a feature that you don't have to use, that is barely visible, and that has no impact whatsoever to how your bike rides and performs to...
07-30-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 88,751
Posted By jfoobar

Decided to not even bother riding on the new tube...

Decided to not even bother riding on the new tube and took it into that other LBS that builds wheels. They found nothing wrong with the rim at all but noted that the rim tape that the first LBS put...
07-30-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By jfoobar

I do group rides with three different local...

I do group rides with three different local groups, and it is pretty uncommon to see any newer bike that is not one of Specialized, Trek, Giant or Cannondale. Add in a sprinkling of Fujis, most...
07-30-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,942
Posted By jfoobar

Very slick. Alas, it doesn't help buyers who...

Very slick. Alas, it doesn't help buyers who want to buy into (or have already bought into on their other bikes) a trunkbag ecosystem like Ibera or Topeak or have a rack from another bike already...
07-30-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,942
Posted By jfoobar

Yup, the Niner RLT 9 series was on my short list...

Yup, the Niner RLT 9 series was on my short list but the only authorized dealer that was close to me isn't really a dealer other than in name. They are a typical Specialized/Trek/Cannondale dealer...
07-30-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,942
Posted By jfoobar

Don't disagree at all. Steel is often...

Don't disagree at all.



Steel is often the answer, alas. I have road wheels and tires on my steel Renegade so I don't have a dog in this hunt right now, but I could also upgrade to the $4000...
07-30-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,942
Posted By jfoobar

Good points, here. This and what JohnDThompson...

Good points, here. This and what JohnDThompson said about "fashion" are probably as good an explanation as we are going to get. I noticed that even the carbon bikes that Fuji, for example, markets...
07-30-18, 06:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,942
Posted By jfoobar

I agree. However, this doesn't mean they are...

I agree. However, this doesn't mean they are "essentially" the same as the prior posted suggested. The fact that endurance bikes are even more different than touring bikes bolsters my point. Why...
07-29-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,942
Posted By jfoobar

Going to have to disagree with you on all three...

Going to have to disagree with you on all three points.


There are often substantial geometry differences between race and endurance bikes from the same manufacturers. They are all road bikes,...
07-29-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,942
Posted By jfoobar

Why do so few "endurance" bikes have rack mounts?

Not trying to start a holy war about what does and does not constitute an "endurance" geometry. In this case I am taking the manufacturers at their words when they choose to label their bikes as...
07-28-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 88,751
Posted By jfoobar

Agree 100%. If it flats again, I am probably...

Agree 100%. If it flats again, I am probably going to take it to a different LBS (one where they actually build wheels) and ask them to re-do the rim tape and possibly polish the inside of the rim...
07-28-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 88,751
Posted By jfoobar

17.7mi of what was supposed to be a 32-ish ride...

17.7mi of what was supposed to be a 32-ish ride but I had four flats in about five miles, all on my rear. New wheels, new tires, all four tubes were new. Yes, obviously something is wrong, but...
07-27-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,322
Posted By jfoobar

No doubt they do, once they have been doing it...

No doubt they do, once they have been doing it long enough to truly develop the muscle memory. Had I been riding clipless for a long time, I might also have avoided that wreck (although I am not...
07-27-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,322
Posted By jfoobar

I'm gonna have to go the other way on this. Last...

I'm gonna have to go the other way on this. Last weekend I did a metric century, the last half of which was in a torrential rainstorm. Just recently switched my bike from generic touring flats to...
07-23-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,418
Posted By jfoobar

I'll be there in a week. I'll let you know. ...

I'll be there in a week. I'll let you know. Alas, I will not have my bike.
07-19-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 8,631
Posted By jfoobar

Whenever we do this, we are obviously...

Whenever we do this, we are obviously generalizing as there is so much variance between manufacturers and lines are constantly blurred. That said, a "gravel" or "all road" bike is pretty much an...
07-18-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By jfoobar

I first heard of these today when I was trying to...

I first heard of these today when I was trying to figure out what glasses Daniel Martin was wearing in the TdF. He signed a deal with them pretty recently. Looks like he wears either the SL-1 or...
07-18-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,578
Posted By jfoobar

To me, the "best buy" of the current Fuji Jari...

To me, the "best buy" of the current Fuji Jari lineup is the 1.3. 105, TRP Spyres. FSA 46/30 rings for $1699:

Fuji Bikes | Jari 1.3...
07-17-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By jfoobar

TheBlackBibs.com goes up to 4XL on their bibs,...

TheBlackBibs.com goes up to 4XL on their bibs, although their sizing chart only indicates who sizes up to 3XL are supposed to fit. I am 6'4", 275ish and their 3XL fits me perfectly. I don't buy...
07-17-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 123,620
Posted By jfoobar

Yeah, I have maybe 400 so far on mine and the...

Yeah, I have maybe 400 so far on mine and the center tread is noticeably worn down already. Still a lot left, though, and I should have my new wheels in another week or so. I am starting off with...
07-13-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By jfoobar

I had a Revelate "Gas Can" bag, which is...

I had a Revelate "Gas Can" bag, which is reasonably large" combined with a saddle bag and on my new bike decided to ditch them both for a smaller frame bag (Banjo Bros. "Minnehaha" medium). I am...
07-10-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,096
Posted By jfoobar

Went from a compact-11/32 Claris to the same in...

Went from a compact-11/32 Claris to the same in 105. The 105 definitely feels a bit higher quality but they both shift perfectly well. That said, I am much happier with the 105 due to the extra...
07-10-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,674
Posted By jfoobar

If you like "comfort" fit jerseys, I have been...

If you like "comfort" fit jerseys, I have been very happy with the jersey I bought from L.L. Bean so far. I just ordered a second one. Only comes in the comfort fit and only comes in three color...
07-10-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,943
Posted By jfoobar

Clever. Definitely agree on pre-hydrating....

Clever.

Definitely agree on pre-hydrating. I learned that lesson back when my knees still allowed me to run.
07-10-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By jfoobar

Glad you like them. I just ordered two more...

Glad you like them. I just ordered two more myself as I am tired of washing mine between every ride.
07-10-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By jfoobar

Honestly, the Schwinn name is either incredibly...

Honestly, the Schwinn name is either incredibly antiquated or sullied, depending on your age and experience with the bike market. The people old enough to remember the brand with any sort of...
07-10-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,112
Posted By jfoobar

Here is a follow-up video published today from...

Here is a follow-up video published today from PLP where he directly compared the Redshift and the Future Shock and said which one he preferred. If you watched both of his prior videos, his choice...
07-10-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,687
Posted By jfoobar

Gravel bikes also tend to be more versatile, in...

Gravel bikes also tend to be more versatile, in that they are more likely to come with ample rack/fender mounts, etc. That, combined with greater flexibility on tire width, makes them (on average) a...
07-10-18, 03:31 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 123,620
Posted By jfoobar

I guess it is hard to see but my bike lock is...

I guess it is hard to see but my bike lock is mounted on the seat tube. It is a TIGR titanium band lock so is very thin when viewed from the side. In theory I could reverse the lock mount and the...
07-09-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,520
Posted By jfoobar

You also avoid the obnoxious glove tan lines.

You also avoid the obnoxious glove tan lines.
07-09-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 123,620
Posted By jfoobar

I finally got around to remembering to take a...

I finally got around to remembering to take a picture of my bike someplace more interesting than in front of my garage door. This is my current setup. If you think it is overkill, ok. As I said,...
07-08-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,207
Posted By jfoobar

7/2 - 11.40 (all I could squeeze in before dark)...

7/2 - 11.40 (all I could squeeze in before dark)
7/4 - 53.98
7/5 - 15.77
7/8 - 50.16
07-06-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,949
Posted By jfoobar

Plus, my slicked back West Side Story hair makes...

Plus, my slicked back West Side Story hair makes me almost 2mph faster. I even apply hair gel to the outside of my bike helmet just to be safe.
07-05-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By jfoobar

You don't. I did 54 miles in a rural area...

You don't. I did 54 miles in a rural area yesterday tracking my ride with RwGPS with my phone in airplane mode after the first two miles to save the battery. It worked flawlessly other than for...
07-05-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,112
Posted By jfoobar

Yup. Corporate video: ...

Yup. Corporate video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_PQ5263ueo

Path Less Pedaled review (spoiler: he likes it):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHceEkwI9jU

The same guy at PLP (Russ...
07-05-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,983
Posted By jfoobar

On a 54-miler yesterday, I believe I was only on...

On a 54-miler yesterday, I believe I was only on the drops twice, both for steep descents. On the other hand, a speed demon I am not.
07-04-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,293
Posted By jfoobar

Bought one of these for $7: ...

Bought one of these for $7:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CNYFQPV/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Used it on a very hot half-century today and I thought it worked quite well.
07-03-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 123,620
Posted By jfoobar

I am quite willing to toss a couple of Clif Bars...

I am quite willing to toss a couple of Clif Bars and a ham sandwich into the back of my jersey, perhaps even my wallet, but not a spare tube, bike levers, a patch kit, a bike tool and my car keys. ...
07-03-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By jfoobar

Just wanted to respond and thank everyone for...

Just wanted to respond and thank everyone for their replies in this thread. I think, on the whole, a very compelling argument was made for my *not* buying WI hubs right now.

Of course, I went...
07-02-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By jfoobar

I've done a couple of long rides with a full...

I've done a couple of long rides with a full bottle in the Topeak mounted cage and it has held up quite nicely.
07-02-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 123,620
Posted By jfoobar

I am confused by your question. The bag I have...

I am confused by your question. The bag I have now holds the things that I listed. I also plan on riding a lot further than 40 miles in the coming months. Frame bags come in many sizes. If, in...
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