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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 397,112
Posted By Shinjukan

Just one of the many bodies of water in my home...

Just one of the many bodies of water in my home county.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20,188
Views: 4,498,536
Posted By Shinjukan

Post-Dad's Day Gift

To myself.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,681
Posted By Shinjukan

I was also going to post the same thing. The...

I was also going to post the same thing. The direct competitor to the Fuji Sportif 1.0 LE Disc is the Felt Z75 (http://tinyurl.com/qz8cdbp) or the Cannondale Synapse 105 5 Disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 397,112
Posted By Shinjukan

It's not mine, but I rented it for a couple of...

It's not mine, but I rented it for a couple of hours, so in essence I own it during that time. Taken at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk on both North and South ends.

North End...
Forum: Northeast
06-25-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,100
Posted By Shinjukan

Haven't done this ride before but seriously...

Haven't done this ride before but seriously considering of registering this year. Any feedback from those who have done it fairly recently? How's the support and organizational leadership of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 397,112
Posted By Shinjukan

Taken last month along the Chester Valley Trail...

Taken last month along the Chester Valley Trail section past the Vanguard campus on Matthews Rd.
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This one was taken last Memorial Holiday near the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20,188
Views: 4,498,536
Posted By Shinjukan

I'm a "cheapo" kind of cyclist; took advantage of...

I'm a "cheapo" kind of cyclist; took advantage of last Memorial weekend holiday's Door Buster deals. And the rest they say is history.

Already took the Giro on my recent ride. It's light it...
04-29-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,122
Posted By Shinjukan

All good then. No one would want to mess up with...

All good then. No one would want to mess up with an agitated woman who was forced out of her comfort zone. Peace trumps comfort. Always.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,019
Posted By Shinjukan

Universal Truths of Cycling

Something worthwhile to read and possibly relate to. Helps somewhat to take the edge off our wired-to-cycling brains.

18mph on Tumblr (http://18milesperhour.tumblr.com/universaltruthsofcycling)
04-29-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,122
Posted By Shinjukan

You might want to check the saddle tilt once...

You might want to check the saddle tilt once again. I doubt if anyone could last riding longer than 10 miles comfortably with that angle.
03-05-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 476,589
Posted By Shinjukan

My shots do pale in comparison to those awesome...

My shots do pale in comparison to those awesome pics shown here, but just sharing the happiness and relief to finally being able to log in a ride after more than a month of hiatus because of the...
01-24-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 476,589
Posted By Shinjukan

It's been well-known by Jan. 20th that it's not...

It's been well-known by Jan. 20th that it's not whether the snow storm would indeed materialize, but by how much it would dump on the East Coast when it's all said and done. Good thing I fought off...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20,188
Views: 4,498,536
Posted By Shinjukan

A thumbs-up vote here for BDop Cycling on their...

A thumbs-up vote here for BDop Cycling on their Offset Brake Pad Holders. A bit expensive according to my budget, but it was worth it.http://s20.postimg.org/b5pg7zv19/Offset_Brakes.jpg
01-06-14, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 476,589
Posted By Shinjukan

Taken a few days before Christmas last year. ...

Taken a few days before Christmas last year. Struble Trail in Downingtown, Chester County PA. Temperature was a balmy 40F.
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01-01-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,534
Posted By Shinjukan

Preferring one brand over another is solely at...

Preferring one brand over another is solely at the discretion of every cyclist. Brand loyalty somehow plays heavily into the discussion and with that I'll confess that I am a proud owner of a...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,067
Posted By Shinjukan

First of all, you're not paying attention. I...

First of all, you're not paying attention. I already said that I have all the most modern tools available right now to give me instant information while I'm riding. Again because I'm super-rich. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,067
Posted By Shinjukan

Well my mirror has a built-in Blind Spot...

Well my mirror has a built-in Blind Spot Monitoring System that flashes an icon whenever an object breezes by my side. And it also has an NFC feature in which it automatically tweets through my...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,067
Posted By Shinjukan

Giving my 2 cents worth here. Here's what I'll...

Giving my 2 cents worth here. Here's what I'll do:

1) Rear-view mirrors. My bike and I might look like a dork but better be one rather than get sideswiped or worse mowed from behind by some...
12-30-13, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,838
Posted By Shinjukan

I think you're referring to "The WD-40" that we...

I think you're referring to "The WD-40" that we all are familiar with; the product that first came out of the market that claims over a hundred ways to use and can now be bought almost anywhere from...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Shinjukan

What was striking to me when I read the article...

What was striking to me when I read the article was the way SRAM President Stan Day wrote to their dealers and most importantly their customers. He was very open, candid and he did owned the utmost...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,003
Posted By Shinjukan

Well I apologize for that. I erred on the side...

Well I apologize for that. I erred on the side of re-using an already existing thread about SRAM (did the search first on this forum, fyi) instead of creating a new post then getting slammed by some...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Shinjukan

Apologies for the bump to share the recent...

Apologies for the bump to share the recent communication by SRAM about their Hydro (http://road.cc/content/news/103004-sram-launches-hydro-disc-brake-recall-website).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,003
Posted By Shinjukan

Thought of bumping this because of the recent...

Thought of bumping this because of the recent major recall (http://road.cc/content/news/103004-sram-launches-hydro-disc-brake-recall-website) issued by SRAM.
11-24-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,580
Posted By Shinjukan

I have the Topeak Bar xTender and installed it on...

I have the Topeak Bar xTender and installed it on my road bike last year. Did its intended task quite well, though I got some funny comments from fellow group riders because it somewhat doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20,188
Views: 4,498,536
Posted By Shinjukan

Well, it's that time of the year, when some...

Well, it's that time of the year, when some riders in the Northeast (that includes myself) start to re-think their riding plans for the coming cold and wet season as well as take stock of their gear....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-13, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20,188
Views: 4,498,536
Posted By Shinjukan

Pd-a530

The non-clip side of the PD-A530 has grooves or treads that will provide decent traction against the shoes. It's more compatible with shoes that have rubber soles, but if cycling shoes are to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-13, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20,188
Views: 4,498,536
Posted By Shinjukan

Another vote for the PD-A530 for its versatility,...

Another vote for the PD-A530 for its versatility, durability and price. Been tempted many times to switch over to the SPD-SL camp, but everytime I look back at the thousands of miles I've covered...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,510
Posted By Shinjukan

Bob, many thanks for expediting my order, or was...

Bob, many thanks for expediting my order, or was it really a fast shipping no matter what? Happy with the purchase and how it performs. Another happy customer here....
08-04-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,631
Posted By Shinjukan

Dude. I'd like to know what benefit does it give...

Dude. I'd like to know what benefit does it give you if you will know the exact definition of what a "core strength" is. Tell me.

Oh, I changed my mind. Don't bother telling me. I assume...
08-04-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,631
Posted By Shinjukan

There's the simple and straightforward answer to...

There's the simple and straightforward answer to what core strength is. To someone who is not pretty much active in the past irregardless of any kind of sport, they will obviously start with a...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,399
Posted By Shinjukan

Thanks for taking my comments constructively. ...

Thanks for taking my comments constructively. One skill I've learned through the years is how to overcome my shyness on the road and become more assertive. I now take about a third of the lane...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,399
Posted By Shinjukan

It doesn't matter if it's a corner or if the...

It doesn't matter if it's a corner or if the vehicle is pulling into a parking lot. What I posted earlier is my approach in negotiating high traffic areas, that is, urban settings. It applies to...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-13, 04:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shinjukan

This one. And like a virus, they mutate into...

This one. And like a virus, they mutate into different forms, all with the same intent of doing harm to vulnerable road users whether they really intend to or simply not paying attention.

But if...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,399
Posted By Shinjukan

Whenever I'm in a high-traffic area, I...

Whenever I'm in a high-traffic area, I deliberately lower my speed as I approach corners, that is on top of heightening my situational awareness in trying to anticipate those gotcha moments such as...
07-22-13, 10:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,631
Posted By Shinjukan

Another vote here for a strong core. Everything...

Another vote here for a strong core. Everything starts with having a strong core. It's the baseline to which other factors like saddle discomfort are directly affected. Focus on improving your...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,994
Posted By Shinjukan

You forgot one of its nice features: It runs on...

You forgot one of its nice features: It runs on AA, either rechargeable or throw-away. No USB port to worry about.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,849
Posted By Shinjukan

The best combination is a mini-pump and a CO2...

The best combination is a mini-pump and a CO2 inflator (with 2 cartridges for longer rides). Everyone knows that once that cartridge is punctured, the CO2 inside it is racing to get out. So during...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,849
Posted By Shinjukan

Yeah, my line of thinking is that I'm a bit more...

Yeah, my line of thinking is that I'm a bit more safer riding with a group, as there are more eyes, hands and brains that can collaborate to tackle an issue that may come up. I know I can even get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-13, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,849
Posted By Shinjukan

Waist pack user here as well, but I don't call it...

Waist pack user here as well, but I don't call it fanny pack. :) I bring it with me during my solo rides. No one's gonna help me in case I get into trouble on the road so I put everything in it...
07-16-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 30,770
Posted By Shinjukan

This decades-old doping cirque du soleil is...

This decades-old doping cirque du soleil is really a futile effort to catch who is doping and who is not. The sport is tainted by brackish waters, and part of it is the cultivated expectations from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,144
Posted By Shinjukan

Just want to share this too: Received a...

Just want to share this too: Received a recommendation from a fellow cyclist that I can consider "offset brake pad holders (http://www.bdopcycling.com/BDop%20Binders.ASP#OFFSETHOLDERS)" instead of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,144
Posted By Shinjukan

You are spot-on, NRZ. The Shimano R451 is the...

You are spot-on, NRZ. The Shimano R451 is the top candidate that I've been seeing as a viable replacement to the 105s I have, now that I'm back in the market for a pair. And it's way cheaper too, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,144
Posted By Shinjukan

Not only with bikes that take larger tires, but...

Not only with bikes that take larger tires, but those that have provisions for fenders, such as the Trek Domane. The Synapse has fender eyelets on the fork and rear dropouts so had I known before...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,144
Posted By Shinjukan

Lesson Learned: 105 Brakes NOT compatible with the Synapse

:notamused: As the title says, I've learned through first-hand experience that upgrading the stock brakes of the Cannondale Synapse to a 'better' component such as the Shimano 105 BR-5600 or the...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,994
Posted By Shinjukan

Thanks for sharing your experience with your...

Thanks for sharing your experience with your Sigma 1609. It's one less brand for me to consider.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shinjukan

You raised another valid point about those safety...

You raised another valid point about those safety lights. My take on this is that not all cyclists know when to use which mode that their light(s) is/are capable of. I've encountered countless...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-13, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,403
Posted By Shinjukan

Good thread discussing the benefits of a very...

Good thread discussing the benefits of a very early morning ride. Having the road all by yourself is at the very top of almost any serious cyclist. But let this just be a friendly reminder to never...
Forum: Touring
07-07-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,167
Posted By Shinjukan

Any updates on this model? Have been using my...

Any updates on this model? Have been using my trusty Oregon 450 for all my cycling escapades the past 2 years, and this Touring model would be the perfect fit for my cycling activities.
05-28-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,086
Posted By Shinjukan

That's good to know, thanks for the...

That's good to know, thanks for the clarification. It pays to be an educated buyer and have the knack to scrutinize a product before plunking the payment. We in the US can somewhat afford to relax...
05-28-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,086
Posted By Shinjukan

Nothing against this light product, but just...

Nothing against this light product, but just making everyone aware that since these obviously comes direct from China where a lot of regulations are being violated at the consumer's expense, it would...
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