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06-02-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By jwh20

Is $250 the maximum amount you are looking to...

Is $250 the maximum amount you are looking to spend? In the world of new bikes, that's pretty low-end. If you only plan on riding casually and occasionally, then that's OK but if you are planning...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By jwh20

Correction: I'm using the Garmin EXPRESS software...

Correction: I'm using the Garmin EXPRESS software with my Edge 305:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By jwh20

I have a Garmin 305 Edge and it work fine on my...

I have a Garmin 305 Edge and it work fine on my Windows 10 PC with the Garmin Connect software.
05-27-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By jwh20

There is probably no way you can go wrong with...

There is probably no way you can go wrong with either bike, they are both really nice. I appreciate the Canyon but I just don't love their looks. Too sharp/angular looking for my tastes. The...
03-23-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By jwh20

I've switched to using this for all my anti-seize...

I've switched to using this for all my anti-seize applications and have been very happy with it. It has no metal or conductive content so you get no galvanic action at all:
...
02-03-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By jwh20

I'd definitely go for the Epic. Those are very...

I'd definitely go for the Epic. Those are very cool vintage bikes. They ride great and always draw comments. My daughter has one and it would have been mine if it had been the right size.
02-01-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By jwh20

I have had one of these for about a year and am...

I have had one of these for about a year and am very pleased with it:

URL (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ISPD5A0/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
08-24-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,265
Posted By jwh20

All the best to you on your recovery! As far as...

All the best to you on your recovery! As far as unclipping right vs. left, it's not clear to me that a hip replacement would have much effect on the ability to unclip as that motion comes from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By jwh20

Here in Indiana the legislature recently changed...

Here in Indiana the legislature recently changed the law to cover "dead red lights" which covers most situations with bicycles. It allows a cyclist to continue through a "dead" red light after 120...
08-06-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,137
Posted By jwh20

I'm going to 2nd the suggestion for a rear...

I'm going to 2nd the suggestion for a rear cassette change even if it means changing out the rear mech. I had a 12-28 rear cassette on my Shimano 105-based Felt and just could not make it up some...
07-31-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,925
Posted By jwh20

That is, of course, another problem entirely. ...

That is, of course, another problem entirely. But operating a "high-speed" (at least relative to other trail users) vehicle is dangerous, so it should be a concern. You may want to have a...
07-31-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,925
Posted By jwh20

Just a case where the laws, in this case likely...

Just a case where the laws, in this case likely the LOCAL law, has not kept up with technology. While it's highly likely that "motor vehicles" as defined by some statute are illegal on trails, the...
07-22-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By jwh20

7, 8, 9, and 10 speed cassettes are all the same...

7, 8, 9, and 10 speed cassettes are all the same width and all fit on the same freehub. 11 speed, however, is slightly wider. So to put your 9 speed cassette on an 11 speed freehub, you need a...
07-19-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By jwh20

That, of course, is the opposite behavior from...

That, of course, is the opposite behavior from what you should be seeing. When you say, "high(t) speed", what do you mean? A bicycle wheel doesn't really rotate all that quickly. Says 100-400 RPM...
07-18-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By jwh20

So if you like these, you will love clipless...

So if you like these, you will love clipless pedals and shoes. It can take a bit of practice until getting out of them is second-nature but they are well worth the effort.
07-15-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By jwh20

In my experience there are no shortcuts here. ...

In my experience there are no shortcuts here. You just need to take apart, clean, and re-assemble everything that might creak until you find the culprit. I'd start with your shoes and the cleats,...
07-11-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By jwh20

I'm sure it could be calculated but I agree, the...

I'm sure it could be calculated but I agree, the term "quite remote" is an understatement. ;)
07-11-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By jwh20

Actually, according to theory at least,...

Actually, according to theory at least, everything including bike tires are governed by Quantum Mechanics. But the probability of observing a quantum-related effect on bike tires under the...
07-01-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,865
Posted By jwh20

No, most "real" cyclists don't have kickstands. ...

No, most "real" cyclists don't have kickstands. It's not "cool" but in reality, the best reason in my mind is that a bike without a kickstand can't fall over when it's parked using the kickstand. I...
07-01-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By jwh20

I've had good results with this product: ...

I've had good results with this product:

Park Tool SAC-2 (https://www.parktool.com/product/supergrip-carbon-and-alloy-assembly-compound-sac-2?category=Lubricants%20%26%20Compounds)
06-29-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By jwh20

Yes, sweat, spillage from your water bottles, and...

Yes, sweat, spillage from your water bottles, and water kicked up from the road, and any rain you might ride it. All of those contribute and regardless of the "grade" of grease used, nothing will...
06-28-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,834
Posted By jwh20

Contrary to what you might think, more padding on...

Contrary to what you might think, more padding on a road bike saddle is, for me at least, counterproductive. I've found that the ones with just a tiny bit of "give" and a depression or cutout along...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,103
Posted By jwh20

Like many of the other brands, Diamondback makes...

Like many of the other brands, Diamondback makes some cheapo mass-market bikes but they also make some really nice ones. With a 105 groupset and in the $1600 range, this will be one of the nicer...
06-24-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By jwh20

My favorite ride in the western part of the...

My favorite ride in the western part of the State, is the Greenville (SC) "Watershed" climb. Park at Hotel Domestique near Travelers Rest, SC and climb up to Saluda, NC. Some great scenery and a...
06-17-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By jwh20

Don't use any lubricant that contains oil. While...

Don't use any lubricant that contains oil. While these will work to remove grips, they will not stay on after that. The oil tends to permanently lubricate the grip and they will always twist or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By jwh20

The Felt FR5 is from their "race" bike line. ...

The Felt FR5 is from their "race" bike line. Probably much more aggressive riding position than the casual rider would appreciate. I have a Felt Z5, which is no longer in their lineup but the VR5...
06-04-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By jwh20

I've not inspected a Peloton up close but I...

I've not inspected a Peloton up close but I suspect it, as with most other stationary bikes, has a large and heavy flywheel. I am sure that the mass of the flywheel dwarfs the mass of the pedals. ...
06-01-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By jwh20

Well the "cool" thing in places like SF is the...

Well the "cool" thing in places like SF is the "fixie" or fixed-speed/single-speed bike. But cool is not always practical, so if you don't have a deep yearning to be "in", I think a hybrid or an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,372
Posted By jwh20

I'd go with the older 105 or better group set vs....

I'd go with the older 105 or better group set vs. a newer Sora or Claris. While the feature sets do trickle down, I don't think Sora or Claris are as well built as the higher-end groupsets.
05-28-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By jwh20

Power meter = accurate calorie readout. Anything...

Power meter = accurate calorie readout. Anything else is just an approximation using data that is only indirectly related to power. Hence the discrepancy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By jwh20

I picked up a pair at an LBS on Saturday and have...

I picked up a pair at an LBS on Saturday and have had two rides with them so far. I'm impressed! My favorite gloves to date have been a pair of Bontrager knit-back that have a very thin pad that...
05-27-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By jwh20

I've had good results with this product: ...

I've had good results with this product:

https://www.amazon.com/Bike-Aid-Bike-Dri-Slide-Needle-Nozzle/dp/B001F2Y25G
05-27-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By jwh20

Most combination locks are VERY insecure. Many...

Most combination locks are VERY insecure. Many can be opened in just a few seconds by someone with minimal skills. Watch a couple of YouTube videos and you too can be an expert. Keyed locks can...
05-27-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By jwh20

Is this an e-bike? The image you referenced...

Is this an e-bike? The image you referenced seems to indicate that it is. I'm wondering if the 60.0 vs. 80.0 is related to the battery capacity.
05-20-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By jwh20

I have one of those that I bought new in 1992. ...

I have one of those that I bought new in 1992. They are rock-solid bikes and should last nearly forever. Look for signs of abuse, like crash damage, or any cracks in the welds or (unlikely) tubes. ...
05-20-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,310
Posted By jwh20

To quote the old saying, "cash talks". What that...

To quote the old saying, "cash talks". What that means in this context is that it's really easy to say "no" to a remote potential buyer over the phone or via email. It's another thing to say no to...
05-14-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By jwh20

Some medications can cause balance/vertigo...

Some medications can cause balance/vertigo issues. If you are taking any long-term meds you might discuss this with your doctor and see if there might be an alternative.
05-12-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By jwh20

The most important factor is how the bike feels...

The most important factor is how the bike feels when you are on it. I currently have 3 road bikes that are sized, 57 cm, 58 cm, and 60 cm and as far as I can tell they are all the same size. So you...
05-11-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By jwh20

Thanks! I guess it's possible that my Garmin...

Thanks! I guess it's possible that my Garmin Cadence Sensor is bad. I originally purchased it to use with an Edge 305 (ancient) and later discovered that it was not compatible with that unit. But...
05-11-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By jwh20

Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt + Garmin Cadence Sensor

I've been trying without any success so far to pair my ELEMNT Bolt with a Garmin cadence sensor. I'm using this one:

Link to Garmin (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/146897)

From all I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-18, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
Posted By jwh20

Opposite of stiff would be this: ...

Opposite of stiff would be this:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/392x500/71lkdzfazwl_uy500__e023c729b63063b4c781e2c2d319a4ea42d1c20b.jpg
I find the Giro MTB shoes to be an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
Posted By jwh20

The ones I'm using right now are Giro similar to...

The ones I'm using right now are Giro similar to these:

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/cycling-clothing/cycling-shoes/giro-junction-mtb-shoes-performance-exclusive-11-2562
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By jwh20

Have you considered just changing out the...

Have you considered just changing out the cassette instead? I'm not sure what you have currently but say it's an 11-30. So going from a 46 to a 50 chain ring will only net you a bit over 2 mph at...
05-06-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By jwh20

I'm pretty sure those screws are not Phillips but...

I'm pretty sure those screws are not Phillips but JIS. They look almost identical but if you try a Phillips driver in a JIS fastener, it will not engage the edges fully and will almost always cam...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
Posted By jwh20

Indeed! I too have had considerable pain when...

Indeed! I too have had considerable pain when using the standard super-stiff soled road cycling shoes. I switched to some MTB shoes, which are nowhere near as stiff and that solved the problem. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By jwh20

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) question: Are these bikes YOUR size? An incorrectly sized bicycle is a recipe for suffering and you'll regret buying it and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-18, 04:32 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,774
Posted By jwh20

Not necessarily as there are other possibilities...

Not necessarily as there are other possibilities here.
05-04-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By jwh20

If it works with an 11-34, then it's likely that...

If it works with an 11-34, then it's likely that it will work with 11-36 as well. There is a bit of "slop" in the specs and no bike manufacturer makes their bikes at the limit of the component's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,774
Posted By jwh20

Weight? I can lose much more than the difference...

Weight? I can lose much more than the difference between Ultegra and Dura-Ace by taking a dump! For us mortals, Dura-Ace is cool but not worth the extra money. I have two bikes that I ride most...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 306,216
Posted By jwh20

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x576/watershed_sc_a04c38e2b999812bbb8f7447f51a1907cce24096.jpg
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