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Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-13, 06:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,121
Posted By rawhite1969

Nothing wrong with a seat bag. I prefer my phone...

Nothing wrong with a seat bag. I prefer my phone in there too. That way if I fall, it lessens the chance I fall on the phone, smash it, and then can't use it to call for help.
09-24-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,576
Posted By rawhite1969

bundle up, put on some studded tires, and go ride...

bundle up, put on some studded tires, and go ride outside. Riding on the trainers suck. :)
09-07-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,182
Posted By rawhite1969

triple. a 50-39-30. Ego attached to what...

triple. a 50-39-30. Ego attached to what chainrings we have seems darn silly. If can't pedal up the hill, and have to walk, then it isn't fun any more, not is it a ride :)
Forum: Commuting
09-06-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By rawhite1969

700 x 47 on a Salsa Vaya. I've run 32, but I'm...

700 x 47 on a Salsa Vaya. I've run 32, but I'm no slower on the 47. I'd argue that the fatter/softer tire helps enough on the crappy sections of road to offset any perceived gain in speed...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,133
Posted By rawhite1969

I'd be looking at the stuff on the two sets of...

I'd be looking at the stuff on the two sets of bars so much, i'd crash from not looking down the road! glad it works for you though!
06-21-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,097
Posted By rawhite1969

38, and as large as 47. Most of us can't go fast...

38, and as large as 47. Most of us can't go fast enough to make the skinny tires benefit us, so why not make the ride as enjoyable as possible?
Forum: Commuting
06-21-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By rawhite1969

for whatever reason, too many people find it...

for whatever reason, too many people find it acceptable to mess with a bicycle, while they'd not touch your car for fear of getting into trouble. Inside is the best option because most people are...
06-12-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,820
Posted By rawhite1969

multi-lane road, 1 car stops and waves me on, not...

multi-lane road, 1 car stops and waves me on, not noticing that a car is coming past him in the other lane (same direction) then can't understand why I won't go.
06-01-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By rawhite1969

I use an Allen Sports 3-bike rack on our Jetta...

I use an Allen Sports 3-bike rack on our Jetta with a hitch. You'll max out at 3 bikes on a 1-1/4" hitch. Likely isn't the top of the line rack, but I've been happy with it. Multiple bikes, short...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By rawhite1969

Is my fav, along with Momentum. Those two really...

Is my fav, along with Momentum. Those two really cover riding and enjoying the ride, vs looking at equipment at ridiculous price points. My 220lb frame will never benefit from a $12k carbon ride,...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,621
Posted By rawhite1969

I run SKS ones. The CX model. I shortened the...

I run SKS ones. The CX model. I shortened the front bracket and attached them up the fork where the front rack attaches, instead of trying to bend them around the brakes. On a Salsa Vaya 3. Only...
05-11-13, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,912
Posted By rawhite1969

Steel wool. Or a brass brush on the Dremel. ...

Steel wool. Or a brass brush on the Dremel. Both have gotten rust off of fenders and baskets for me.
05-03-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,884
Posted By rawhite1969

Indy's main trail is full of strollers and dog...

Indy's main trail is full of strollers and dog walkers, and racers with their heads down. Bells don't help since the headphones counteract them. The racers of course don't have a bell because it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,163
Posted By rawhite1969

+1

+1
Forum: Framebuilders
04-23-13, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,418
Posted By rawhite1969

Salsa Vaya. steel road bike frame (although is...

Salsa Vaya. steel road bike frame (although is more touring I guess). Discs front and rear. Rear is tucked in so that any fender/rack mounts are clear. Front blocks some mounts but can be worked...
Forum: Touring
04-03-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,640
Posted By rawhite1969

Salsa Vaya 3. Discs, all the gears you can ever...

Salsa Vaya 3. Discs, all the gears you can ever need and ready for racks galore. Under $1500.
03-15-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
Posted By rawhite1969

Salsa at Sports Authority? i couldn't find any...

Salsa at Sports Authority? i couldn't find any on their website or any reference to it on the web.
12-06-12, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,317
Posted By rawhite1969

Find him bike shorts that fit then some long...

Find him bike shorts that fit then some long shorts or knickers even. AeroTech has some nice ones. Pair it with a non-cycling shirt and he then looks "normal". :) No requirement to wear the lycra...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,676
Posted By rawhite1969

the OP is moving from a hybrid to a road bike. ...

the OP is moving from a hybrid to a road bike. Brake type will be the least of the issues in the adjustment period. I have them on my Salsa Vaya and for me they are great. I don't race, and there...
11-02-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,232
Posted By rawhite1969

Advil C&S before the ride, and I wear stretchy...

Advil C&S before the ride, and I wear stretchy cotton gloves from Target over my riding gloves. Wipe away as they get washed post-ride. Or my sleeve if I need to.
Forum: Commuting
09-07-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,059
Posted By rawhite1969

I use a Polar bottle. dedicated to coffee. Keeps...

I use a Polar bottle. dedicated to coffee. Keeps it plenty warm - just have to be careful when drinking.
05-22-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,325
Posted By rawhite1969

I have a double bottle cage that mounts on...

I have a double bottle cage that mounts on standard braze-ons. An eBay find. Have used it to give me 3 bottles on hot summer days.
05-22-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,083
Posted By rawhite1969

really would depend on where you are. I live on...

really would depend on where you are. I live on the edge of Indianapolis, and could be secure with 1/2 as much lock. In some cities, you may not get out of sight of the bike before it is gone with...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,435
Posted By rawhite1969

I think this goes back to the earlier statement...

I think this goes back to the earlier statement in this string - "either be like a car or like a pedestrian". My experience has been that I get a ton of respect from cars when I "be like a car",...
05-04-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,837
Posted By rawhite1969

I've run all the way up to 47s on a hybrid, and...

I've run all the way up to 47s on a hybrid, and they rolled very easy. it is about the tire not the weight. At best you are dropping 2 pounds by going to skinnier tires, and they may have just as...
04-14-12, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By rawhite1969

I notice some of that in cooler temps at the...

I notice some of that in cooler temps at the beginning of my rides but it quickly goes away as the slime more evenly distributes :) I'd rather be a tick slower (if I am) and enjoy the scenery a bit...
04-13-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By rawhite1969

i guess "slower" would depend on how long it...

i guess "slower" would depend on how long it takes you to fix the flat tire :) I ride with them and maybe they are slower. I figure is mass that should then make me stronger in the long run, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,902
Posted By rawhite1969

Don't worry about what anyone else thinks. ...

Don't worry about what anyone else thinks. You'll only ride your bike if it is comfortable. Make it comfortable for you and go ride :)
02-27-12, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,449
Posted By rawhite1969

I have used the rubber sleeves as well as I have...

I have used the rubber sleeves as well as I have a more solid one that came with a wheel. The rubber ones can get pushed out and be a pain when putting the tube in. Have also run without them with...
02-27-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By rawhite1969

I have same size drops on a hybrid, and a problem...

I have same size drops on a hybrid, and a problem with how the left STI road lever interfaces. Because of the way my cables are routed, my triple becomes a double. But serves the purpose for what I...
02-24-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,982
Posted By rawhite1969

At that width, you can just get a surrey. Then...

At that width, you can just get a surrey. Then at least you can have more people pedaling. If a car doesn't hit the wide load, you'll hit a pedestrian with it and be in more trouble.
02-16-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,675
Posted By rawhite1969

is important to remember to change the hand...

is important to remember to change the hand positions as you ride. Just as you couldn't spend hours sitting on your feet curled up in a chair without numbness, you can't do that on a bike either. ...
02-14-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By rawhite1969

I've done a couple of bikes with a primer...

I've done a couple of bikes with a primer designed to cover rust. I disassemble, clean, prime, then paint. did a cruiser in flat black, no clear coat and it has held up fine. Current bike same...
02-10-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By rawhite1969

I have a Kona World Bike (3 speed) that I use as...

I have a Kona World Bike (3 speed) that I use as a cargo bike and pull a trailer. Nice ride - solid. I'd say that the Trek series spoken of here or something similar is going to do what you want. ...
02-07-12, 06:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,878
Posted By rawhite1969

Wheel size or tire size? If is tires, I'm a big...

Wheel size or tire size? If is tires, I'm a big fan of having a couple of sizes in the garage. A long ride on great roads can allow for a skinnier tire, whereas commuting on crappy city streets...
02-06-12, 06:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By rawhite1969

population of SB is about 100k. I've lived in...

population of SB is about 100k. I've lived in multiple towns that size, and know police in towns that size - they know the repeat offenders.

No second guessing the police here - he was on a...
Replies: 21
Views: 3,157
Posted By rawhite1969

Braking will be a problem, even with new pads,...

Braking will be a problem, even with new pads, especially if is wet.
02-03-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By rawhite1969

Article says he'd been arrested in the past on...

Article says he'd been arrested in the past on Meth. Chances are the Police recognized him and used the "no lights" reasoning to justify the stop. No different than getting pulled over for a...
02-03-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By rawhite1969

No reason you can't go with a road-type wheel in...

No reason you can't go with a road-type wheel in the 26" size. Or fit 650c wheels/tires on it, which are essentially 26" I believe, but give you the skinnier road tire look and performance.
01-25-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By rawhite1969

seems a tandem with a double tag-a-long (if they...

seems a tandem with a double tag-a-long (if they make that) and then maybe a trailer behind would do the trick and add flexibility. Or even a second tandem and a couple of tag alongs. Would be like...
01-22-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 459,291
Posted By rawhite1969

fully agree. :) Paying attention is, IMO, the...

fully agree. :) Paying attention is, IMO, the most important safety device :)
01-22-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,878
Posted By rawhite1969

I'd ask the LBS to give you some recommendations...

I'd ask the LBS to give you some recommendations on STI options for you to have later. you may like the CC shifting, but if you decide to change, then you know what you need in order to do that.
01-20-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,284
Posted By rawhite1969

I read once that muscle weighs 7x that of fat, so...

I read once that muscle weighs 7x that of fat, so that is either the contributor or is a great excuse :) I prefer to measure inches lost vs pounds lost. My wife always gains weight but looses...
01-20-12, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 459,291
Posted By rawhite1969

Based on that argument, we should be wearing a...

Based on that argument, we should be wearing a helmet all the time, in case we trip and fall while walking. :-D

To me is a personal choice, and sometimes a matter of comfort. Group rides always...
01-15-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,136
Posted By rawhite1969

Congrats on getting out there riding! Lots of...

Congrats on getting out there riding! Lots of good advise here. I'd add that when you are making adjustments to the bike (handlebars, seat height, seat fore and aft) that the increments be small,...
01-04-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,650
Posted By rawhite1969

I wear insulated mountain biking boots with...

I wear insulated mountain biking boots with covers over them. With double socks am good down to about 10 degrees.
Forum: Commuting
12-29-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By rawhite1969

in a high-vis area near the door, even if the...

in a high-vis area near the door, even if the store has a bike rack somewhere else. I figure if it is in plain sight, then "maybe" if someone messes with it they'll get called out on it. computer...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,591
Posted By rawhite1969

Road bike - yes CX/Commuter - yes Cruiser -...

Road bike - yes
CX/Commuter - yes
Cruiser - yes
3-speed - yes

I have never understood the inverse relationship between the cost of a bike and using a kickstand. Why would I want to buy a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,214
Posted By rawhite1969

30-40 this afternoon, then same tomorrow. That...

30-40 this afternoon, then same tomorrow. That should work off the meal!
Forum: Commuting
11-24-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,411
Posted By rawhite1969

I have my lights mounted on my rack like in the...

I have my lights mounted on my rack like in the picture, only lower. Used the seat post mounting piece and put that around all 3 of the rack legs as they come together. One on each side. No...
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