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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By Ubie

I did a Strava challenge that got me $15 at...

I did a Strava challenge that got me $15 at Smartwool in July. I think that pair wound up costing me $3, does that count?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,367
Posted By Ubie

For bikes with rim brakes it's inevitable, that's...

For bikes with rim brakes it's inevitable, that's how friction works.

As for disc brakes, even those need the rotors replaced eventually.
08-31-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,304
Posted By Ubie

I'd love to have one for my Trek, but no idea...

I'd love to have one for my Trek, but no idea what unit I would need for my 3x9 105 setup. Anyone confirm the model number I should look for?
08-16-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 347,897
Posted By Ubie

16mi and change on the gravel bike. Here is the...

16mi and change on the gravel bike. Here is the elevation profile for the last 1.05mi. First time I made it up the hill was Sunday, 2nd time was today. For the last 6 years I've walked it, progress!...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,465
Posted By Ubie

New under $1000? That's a hard no. However,...

New under $1000? That's a hard no. However, depending on where you are Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace can be a goldmine. You don't need a new bike right away, but finding a quality used ride...
07-30-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 2,730
Posted By Ubie

Travelling a lot for work this month, most likely...

Travelling a lot for work this month, most likely just 15-20mi each weekend.
Had a shoulder MRI done last week and pending my consult in a few days i'm pretty sure I need surgery which will no doubt...
07-30-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,949
Posted By Ubie

Today's 15mi puts me at 195/month. Being goaded...

Today's 15mi puts me at 195/month. Being goaded in to a short ride tomorrow instead of a run since it would complete several Strava and Garmin challenges. Gotta chase those digital trophies :)
07-28-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,949
Posted By Ubie

A quick 12.5 today with the spawn. Meetings...

A quick 12.5 today with the spawn. Meetings early, plus he may be getting a little under the weather cut things short of the 16 we had planned.
I think that puts me at 179-180 on the month. ...
Forum: Northeast
07-25-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By Ubie

Did you get transport figured out and do the...

Did you get transport figured out and do the ride?

My first time this year, but we had lot of fun despite the heat.
07-25-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,949
Posted By Ubie

Participated in the Ben to Shore ride yesterday....

Participated in the Ben to Shore ride yesterday. 65mi course, 71mi on the day. Brings me up to 167mi for the month.


Finished 6 Strava challenges and 2 on Garmin, ha!
07-25-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 347,897
Posted By Ubie

Yesterday, 71mi. Did the Ben to Shore 65mi. ride...

Yesterday, 71mi. Did the Ben to Shore 65mi. ride from Philly to Atlantic City. Add in 6mi when we biked to the start. My farthest ride ever by about 9mi, and that was 18 years ago.

It was so, so...
07-14-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,492
Posted By Ubie

Dude, U-Haul used to sell/rent *everything*. ...

Dude, U-Haul used to sell/rent *everything*. Vans, trucks, ATVs, campers, snow blowers, hell even VCRs and paint sprayers.
...
07-14-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 347,897
Posted By Ubie

20mi today with ~800' of climb. Meant to do 16mi...

20mi today with ~800' of climb. Meant to do 16mi but missed a turn and decided to change my route on the fly.
07-13-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,949
Posted By Ubie

Strava shows me at 76mi so far this month... ...

Strava shows me at 76mi so far this month...
Will def be well above 100mi as I have a 100km charity ride on the 24th. 16mi planned for tomorrow, same route again on Saturday.

Been running on my...
07-12-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Ubie

On vacation and brought the bike with me so I...

On vacation and brought the bike with me so I could get on some miles with my BIL (I'm his designated boat anchor, lol). Anyway, randomly stopped in to a Play It Again Sports in Chapel Hill and they...
07-12-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 347,897
Posted By Ubie

15.85mi, ~850' of elevation gain. First road...

15.85mi, ~850' of elevation gain. First road ride in a while. On vacation in an area with rolling hills instead of 'kill you to death, totally like dead' hills is a nice change, even if this total...
07-06-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 347,897
Posted By Ubie

Managed to sneak in 16mi on the rail trail before...

Managed to sneak in 16mi on the rail trail before the first meetings of the day. Probably won't have a chance to ride again until Monday, boo!
07-03-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 347,897
Posted By Ubie

31.7mi gravel ride. ~400' of climb, all in miles...

31.7mi gravel ride. ~400' of climb, all in miles 2-16. Downhill on the way back :)
07-02-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,147
Posted By Ubie

Works with Saturday Night Live casts as well. ...

Works with Saturday Night Live casts as well. Ask someone what their favorite cast was, when they were live that person was probably between the ages of 14-20.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By Ubie

Didn't set up a goal for 2022, but hit a few...

Didn't set up a goal for 2022, but hit a few milestones: Two new rides, one gravel and one road. The gravel is brand new, the road is 21 years old. Put a few hundred miles on each, and need to...
07-02-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By Ubie

Have you tried skateboarding shoes like a pair of...

Have you tried skateboarding shoes like a pair of slip on Vans? The sole is very flexy, but if this is for more casual riding and around town type of stuff it may be the way to go.
06-30-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By Ubie

Dag nabbit! I was going for goofy.

Dag nabbit! I was going for goofy.
06-30-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By Ubie

Out of curiosity, why? Anti Specialized? Current...

Out of curiosity, why? Anti Specialized? Current condition of bike? In the Campy only camp? Did a drop bar bike do you dirty and you've sworn vengence?
Inquiring minds want to know!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,103
Posted By Ubie

I'm down for it. I'll most likely never own a...

I'm down for it. I'll most likely never own a set unless I buy used in about a decade, but I think it's cool as hell.
I would guess, and it's totally a guess, that Tiagra and lower will remain...
06-30-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,346
Posted By Ubie

Last time I saw my doctor the words 'complete...

Last time I saw my doctor the words 'complete shoulder replacement' were uttered. So I've got that to look forward to.
06-30-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,806
Posted By Ubie

Yellow is clearly superior to all other colors, ...

Yellow is clearly superior to all other colors,

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20,533
Views: 4,796,451
Posted By Ubie

The spawn managed to drop his helmet down the...

The spawn managed to drop his helmet down the equivalent of a flight of stairs, so a new squash bucket for him, and while we were there picked up gloves and a new tube for his bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 465,838
Posted By Ubie

The spawn with his Stevens Super Prestige and my...

The spawn with his Stevens Super Prestige and my Cannondale Topstone 1. Second pic is the side of a dam, so the water was behind me.

...
06-23-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,979
Posted By Ubie

You can get antique plates for cars over 25 years...

You can get antique plates for cars over 25 years in most states. I would lay good money that was not an original, 1960's Shelby AC Cobra
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ubie

Well, yes. Taking it to the shop to have them...

Well, yes. Taking it to the shop to have them take a whack at it next week. This is one more reason why the ideal number of bikes is n+1😆
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ubie

Oof, I have a very different experience with the...

Oof, I have a very different experience with the GRX800 bits. I cannot, for the life of me, get the RD dialed in correctly. It's mildly infuriating. My 20+ year old 3x9 105 drivetrain is better...
06-19-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Ubie

More power to you, but I have a (completely...

More power to you, but I have a (completely irrational) fear of losing toes with sandals on a bike.
05-25-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Ubie

I manned aid station #3, about 60mi in. It was...

I manned aid station #3, about 60mi in. It was exceptionally hot, but almost all of the riders we saw were doing ok. I heard reports of some issues relating to riders getting turned around on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,682
Posted By Ubie

$1200 is fairly cheap in the current market. ...

$1200 is fairly cheap in the current market. I've never ridden one, but have been lusting after one (blue, please) for over 20 years.
05-22-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ubie

Oof, it was a hot and humid one today! I was at...

Oof, it was a hot and humid one today!
I was at the 3rd aid station, so hopefully was able to help some of you come through. We had a great time chatting with and helping out the riders today.
05-03-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ubie

I have been 'voluntold' and will be manning one...

I have been 'voluntold' and will be manning one of the aid stations. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
04-24-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 347,897
Posted By Ubie

17 mi, 1300' of elevation gain. Getting back in...

17 mi, 1300' of elevation gain. Getting back in to riding. Most of my days are for running, so only Sunday for the bike.
04-24-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By Ubie

Local boy scout troop did it 2 years ago, fully...

Local boy scout troop did it 2 years ago, fully carry for 5 days I think (130 or 150mi total). No SAG I mean. Troop leader is 260lbs+ and rides a Jamis MTB that last was serviced during the Obama...
04-23-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,715
Posted By Ubie

Off topic, but we used to have an older gentleman...

Off topic, but we used to have an older gentleman near me growing up that hated squirrels. After the Dept of Fish and Wildlife told him in no uncertain terms picking them off with a .22 was not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 131,283
Posted By Ubie

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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2001 Trek 2200. 105 gruppo, triple. Dirty basement.
04-22-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,278
Posted By Ubie

I have two old Topeak Hexus II, an Hexus X and a...

I have two old Topeak Hexus II, an Hexus X and a Crankbros m19. It's discontinued but I prefer the Hexus II by far, even though the Hexus X is similar.
04-18-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Ubie

Yeah, my LBS guy did the same and mentioned it...

Yeah, my LBS guy did the same and mentioned it before I even brought the bike in. He gave them the thumbs up already knowing I would spring for new rims if he thought them questionable. He said...
04-17-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Ubie

Maiden ride compete. Only 11miles, but 850' of...

Maiden ride compete. Only 11miles, but 850' of elevation gain made me really appreciate the triple.

So, totals:
Bike: $19.50
Shipping + tax: $180.00
Tune up: $123.00 Including new brake cables,...
04-04-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,187
Posted By Ubie

Beware the Muppet! ...

Beware the Muppet!
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04-04-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,187
Posted By Ubie

I don't think you realize just how desperately my...

I don't think you realize just how desperately my muppet, er dog, wants to be your friend. Unfortunately he is dumb as a post and doesn't realize he weighs 90lbs and thus the effects of Newton's...
04-04-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,030
Posted By Ubie

Lived, biked, and drove in Manhattan for 5+...

Lived, biked, and drove in Manhattan for 5+ years. This guy is a toolbox, none of that excuses his behaviors in any way.
04-04-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,563
Posted By Ubie

What if it's on a bike doing 45mph in a 15? Or a...

What if it's on a bike doing 45mph in a 15? Or a car doing 125?
04-03-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,030
Posted By Ubie

It was dumb in the 60's, it's dumb now. Much...

It was dumb in the 60's, it's dumb now. Much like the guy in your video.
04-02-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,543
Posted By Ubie

I've bought three online: 2004 Ibex Vantage...

I've bought three online:

2004 Ibex Vantage 4400
Now defunct online only retailer. It was ok, but sizing was S/M/L and I was on the cusp, probably should have gone for the larger size.
...
04-01-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 34,763
Posted By Ubie

Garmin Edge price drops, 840/540 coming soon?

Garmin Edge prices have dropped in the last few days by $50 on the 830 and 530 models. This has me hoping the 840 and 540 models will be coming soon!
​​​​​​Ready to upgrade from my old 130 but...
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