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Forum: Commuting
03-24-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By MAK

I love my Brooks B -17 saddles (on three bikes)...

I love my Brooks B -17 saddles (on three bikes) but wouldn't buy a Brooks tool bag. Very expensive and no more functional than other tool bags that are much cheaper. Function over form for me, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By MAK

The real issue isn't the length of the ride. It's...

The real issue isn't the length of the ride. It's the average speed of the ride. Hybrids will likely be heavier and depending on the rider, slower than road bikes. If you're strong enough to keep up,...
03-04-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,331
Posted By MAK

I have Planet Bike fenders on my Gary Fisher...

I have Planet Bike fenders on my Gary Fisher hybrid and my Long Haul Trucker touring bike. Reasonable price, they do what they are intended to do and it's a socially conscious company.
02-28-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,584
Posted By MAK

I made slightly reduced size photo copies of my...

I made slightly reduced size photo copies of my license, medical insurance card, blood bank membership card and laminated them. They can be used to identify me but obviously aren't official if lost....
02-17-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,533
Posted By MAK

There's a bike race in Alaska that follows the...

There's a bike race in Alaska that follows the Iditarod course (I believe) using fat tire bikes. Better them than me. 😊
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By MAK

I really appreciate all of the responses. Some...

I really appreciate all of the responses. Some of you missed that I said I'll need to carry bikes with fenders (a touring bike with front and back racks and fenders and a hybrid also with two racks...
01-24-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By MAK

Take a look at REI. I bought some Co-Op liner...

Take a look at REI. I bought some Co-Op liner shorts for under $50.00 and they are comfortable and have held up well. Suggestion...liner shorts work best with gusseted shorts so you're not sitting...
01-07-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By MAK

Sorry. After reading the thread's title, I...

Sorry. After reading the thread's title, I thought you were looking to make a trade, so never mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,118
Posted By MAK

A suggestion learned from spinning class. When...

A suggestion learned from spinning class. When standing, shift to a lower gear or two. The added resistance makes you more stable and your stroke will smooth out.
Forum: Touring
01-03-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,248
Posted By MAK

Not sure where you're located or what your...

Not sure where you're located or what your timeline is for purchase, but REI usually has Ortliebs at a 20% discount in their February/March Spring sale. You may need to be a member ($20.00 for a...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By MAK

I highly suggest that you do a practice run on a...

I highly suggest that you do a practice run on a weekend before you try the ride on a workday. If there's a 1300 foot climb, the real question is how steep parts of the climb are. One of my...
Forum: Touring
12-04-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By MAK

Raceface Chesters work for me. Tough and durable...

Raceface Chesters work for me. Tough and durable (I'm 225 lbs.), serviceable with replaceable and adjustable pins and very reasonably priced. Tons of colors if you care about that. Reviews are...
11-17-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,179
Posted By MAK

Wife/Girlfriend - "Honey, why do you have glitter...

Wife/Girlfriend - "Honey, why do you have glitter all over you?"
Husband/Boyfriend - "It's from my bike tire."
Wife/Girlfriend - "Is that the best excuse you can come up with?"
06-26-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,429
Posted By MAK

There is a scientific study so there are facts...

There is a scientific study so there are facts not just opinion. Although it's title refers to walkers and runners, it certainly applies to cyclists....
06-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,754
Posted By MAK

I carry both a Road Morph and CO2 (2 cartridges)....

I carry both a Road Morph and CO2 (2 cartridges). I never get flats near shade so CO2 during hot and humid days is a welcome relief. The pump is because you can never run out of air.

The extra...
06-21-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,538
Posted By MAK

FYI...These Pearl Izumi gloves are on sale. Less...

FYI...These Pearl Izumi gloves are on sale. Less than $20.00.

Some people ride with dedicated cycling gloves and some don't. If you ride short distances with flat bars you may have different needs...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By MAK

Have you considered a $25.00 stem riser? If it...

Have you considered a $25.00 stem riser? If it helps you, you've saved the cost of a new bar. If not, you're only out $25.00.
05-13-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,883
Posted By MAK

The point is that we often accept inflated costs...

The point is that we often accept inflated costs because they are necessary and beyond our ability or comfort level to try ourselves. For some reason, if a bike shop tries to make a profit, some...
05-12-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,883
Posted By MAK

I hope an administrator reads this thread. I...

I hope an administrator reads this thread.
I propose a new forum rule...If you're going to criticize an industry, a particular store, etc., you must first indicate what your vocation is. For...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By MAK

You didn't say what kind of bike or what your...

You didn't say what kind of bike or what your riding position is. I have B-17s on two bikes and they were comfortable for me immediately. Both of these bikes have upright positions so I'm sitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,395
Posted By MAK

I think it's a bit harsh to say that some bike...

I think it's a bit harsh to say that some bike shops need to die out. Perhaps the real statement should be that some bike shops need better management. Case in point, a number of years ago I went...
04-18-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,535
Posted By MAK

The more I think about it, the less I am wanting...

The more I think about it, the less I am wanting a clipless setup. While I understand the benefits, I just hate having my feet locked in place (have used both cages and straps before and could never...
04-13-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By MAK

I haven't used the two pedals you mentioned. ...

I haven't used the two pedals you mentioned. Unless you have huge feet, all mentioned pedals are large enough for most people. I prefer to ride clipped in, but the platform on the m424 works with...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By MAK

I use a "Tiger Tail" foam roller. Has handles so...

I use a "Tiger Tail" foam roller. Has handles so you do the rolling and control the pressure. Gets to places a regular roller can't easily reach; no contorting to hit the right spot. Fits in...
02-08-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By MAK

If you have an REI near you it's worth a look. ...

If you have an REI near you it's worth a look. They have a range of bikes including bikes in your price range. My experience is that the mechanics are well trained and their bikes solid. Someone...
02-08-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,831
Posted By MAK

Since we're slipping in old references...I'm at...

Since we're slipping in old references...I'm at the age that "Hot Lips" Houlihan might call divine. I have no doubt that cycling has kept me going.
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,694
Posted By MAK

Take a look on this site. Schwalbe Marathons are...

Take a look on this site. Schwalbe Marathons are tested and the height (and other specs) are measured and discussed.

Good luck.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/
01-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,719
Posted By MAK

My contribution to the humor part of this thread....

My contribution to the humor part of this thread.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/564x622/cycling_attire_57e1b3ad06842353099db4cfd924f48de51878a7.jpg
01-03-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By MAK

The best advice I can offer is to practice in a...

The best advice I can offer is to practice in a safe place like an empty parking lot or a grassy area. Just ride, unclip, reclip, unclip, etc.. Once you're on the road, think ahead. I think it's...
12-29-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,115
Posted By MAK

About two years ago I was talking with a bicycle...

About two years ago I was talking with a bicycle cop who was complaining that when he pursued someone and tried a quick dismount he had trouble controlling the bike because he tended to lock the...
12-26-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By MAK

Getting a new bike is always great...Buying one...

Getting a new bike is always great...Buying one for your 7 yo grandson is even better.
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By MAK

Obviously this was not a popular suggestion. ...

Obviously this was not a popular suggestion. Thank you to those that made intelligent and thoughtful responses and to some, I won't respond to your ridiculous comments because I don't want to be...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By MAK

Attn MODS...Suggestion for a new forum

I think it's time for a new BIKEPACKING FORUM, either as a stand alone or a Touring sub-forum. The bikes are often different, the bags are different, the load carried is different due to bag...
09-06-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,004
Posted By MAK

Some of these answers are ridiculous. We don't...

Some of these answers are ridiculous. We don't know what level of experience the OP has with bikes. The OP is simply doing research and asking experts for their opinions based on experience which is...
09-05-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,755
Posted By MAK

One easy $20.00 possible "fix" you can try that I...

One easy $20.00 possible "fix" you can try that I didn't see above. (Maybe I missed it.) Have a stem riser installed. Your neck won't be stressed and sitting on the saddle rather than bent over the...
08-20-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By MAK

I use a Lezyne XL Caddy on two bikes that sounds...

I use a Lezyne XL Caddy on two bikes that sounds exactly like what you're looking for. Unfortunately, I don't think Lezyne offers them any more. Maybe a search can locate one.
06-20-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,851
Posted By MAK

Not Your Typical Bike Path

Anyone ever ride this? Looks interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO2U3SqI5Uk
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,264
Posted By MAK

Let me be the first...Test ride them and see...

Let me be the first...Test ride them and see which feels best. I can't imagine buying bike to do "a fair amount of touring" and possibly cross country without making sure it's the most comfortable...
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