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06-11-19, 07:07 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

Love the green! What crankset is that? Looks...

Love the green! What crankset is that? Looks like the Campy Record track.

Dave
06-11-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By bonsai171

I will definitely have to try these ideas out. ...

I will definitely have to try these ideas out. Cobbles sound very interesting, will be ready to clip out :) Appreciate the info all, will have to try out capital trail and downtown too.

Dave
06-10-19, 08:52 PM
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Views: 326
Posted By bonsai171

That does look pretty cool, saw it on Strava...

That does look pretty cool, saw it on Strava actually. Shouldn't be too far from where we're staying. What is the riding like there? Is it long and continuous, or more like riding on a sidewalk...
06-10-19, 08:40 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

If you re-arrange the letters in the word Dealer...

If you re-arrange the letters in the word Dealer you can get Leader :lol:

Dave
06-10-19, 08:33 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

Richmond cycling recommendations

Hello,

I will be visiting Richmond in a few weeks, and am looking for some recommendations on where to ride. Haven't decided if I'm bringing a road bike or mountain bike, but will most likely be...
06-07-19, 08:13 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

Had to re-read seau grateaus post on this one a...

Had to re-read seau grateaus post on this one a few times, but it makes sense to me now. You will go faster with a skinsuit but it won't change your heart's performance.


Dave
06-05-19, 08:58 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

I bet a SS and TT helmet would be useful for a...

I bet a SS and TT helmet would be useful for a lactate Heart rate threshold test. Amazing how much they cost though :-p Its time to do another for me. Going to road test the Ultegra chain first. ...
06-05-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By bonsai171

If the adhesive is truly made by 3M, I would...

If the adhesive is truly made by 3M, I would trust it. Make sure you clean the surface really well before applying the adhesive. The better the prep work the better the adhesion will be. I'm...
06-05-19, 04:25 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

Wow, all out. Does the skinsuit make a...

Wow, all out. Does the skinsuit make a difference over a regular jersey and short combo?

Dave
06-05-19, 04:21 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

Those look really nice! Much nicer than the metal...

Those look really nice! Much nicer than the metal ones on my Kilo tt. Was going to suggest a big wad of duct tape ;-)

Dave
06-05-19, 11:48 AM
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Posted By bonsai171

Fiesta island is a beautiful area. Glad you got...

Fiesta island is a beautiful area. Glad you got the KOM! Was that geared or fixed?

Dave
06-05-19, 11:46 AM
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Posted By bonsai171

Unfortunately it covers the dining room, a half...

Unfortunately it covers the dining room, a half bath, foyer and garage. Was able to get a contractor quickly, and they are ripping up hardwood floor today, which will complete the teardown. ...
06-04-19, 09:03 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

Yesterday my 4 year old daughter pulled the drain...

Yesterday my 4 year old daughter pulled the drain stopper on the bathroom sink, turned on the water all the way, then forgot about it. Flooded the bathroom, dining room, foyer, coat closet, and part...
06-03-19, 08:20 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

10mm more and you will be ready for the Tour de...

10mm more and you will be ready for the Tour de France Peleton!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By bonsai171

Sounds like $80 saved for me if the Elemnt bolt...

Sounds like $80 saved for me if the Elemnt bolt works well on mtb trails!

Thanks everyone.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By bonsai171

That was helpful. I was hoping to avoid buying 2...

That was helpful. I was hoping to avoid buying 2 more external sensors at $40 each, but it sounds like it might make sense to do eventually for my situation.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By bonsai171

I'm actually using a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. Right...

I'm actually using a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. Right now 1 bike has the external sensor, the other two don't. We have a 95 mile bike trail down here that I ride often, and there is heavy tree cover. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By bonsai171

It is the Wahoo speed sensor. It wraps around...

It is the Wahoo speed sensor. It wraps around the front or rear hub with a thick band that stretches. It is Ant + and Bluetooth.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By bonsai171

Speed sensors

Does anybody have 1 speed sensor they swap between multiple bikes? I have 3 bikes, trying to decide if I should get 3 speed sensors or just move around the one I have.

Dave
05-30-19, 07:02 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

actually I meant the age of the cassette vs. the...

actually I meant the age of the cassette vs. the brand new chain, but yes, they are compatible.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18,534
Views: 3,647,611
Posted By bonsai171

Bought an Ultegra CN-6701 after snapping my 105...

Bought an Ultegra CN-6701 after snapping my 105 chain in half last...
05-30-19, 04:25 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

lol. Kind of strange. Two of the side plates...

lol. Kind of strange. Two of the side plates snapped. Was climbing a hill, and suddenly realized my chain was laying in the street :-D Luckily was able to clip out quickly and not fall into the...
05-29-19, 07:39 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

Today I went for a road ride and snapped a...

Today I went for a road ride and snapped a Shimano 105 chain in half.

Dave
05-25-19, 02:54 PM
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Views: 560,010
Posted By bonsai171

Wow, where is that? You're by Phili right? Used...

Wow, where is that? You're by Phili right? Used to live near there.
05-22-19, 04:54 AM
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Posted By bonsai171

Cool! Like the bike and the iron work.

Cool! Like the bike and the iron work.
05-18-19, 08:24 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x900/onecol_25e465d2e3b15b2fa7733029b9ffc4b1d36204bf.jpg

Wahoo Element Bolt mount for my fixed gear. Only comes in 31.8mm; now I just need...
05-18-19, 04:33 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

Today I degreased both of my geared bike chains...

Today I degreased both of my geared bike chains and cassettes. Super messy, but now they are working really smoothly. Also did a 14 mile local gravel ride.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks, saved me a trip to the bike shop! Got...

Thanks, saved me a trip to the bike shop! Got the chain re-threaded and the noise is gone.

Dave
05-17-19, 08:03 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

That does look cool. Maybe we can see one on a...

That does look cool. Maybe we can see one on a ride sometime.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By bonsai171

ticking sound

Hello,

I just finished degreasing the chain on my bike, as well as the derailleur jockey wheels, and the cassette. In the process of degreasing, I lost the quick connect, and installed a KMC...
05-15-19, 08:01 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

Tim, That's really cool! I'd be curious...

Tim,

That's really cool! I'd be curious what they used it for.

Dave
05-10-19, 03:44 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

Nice pics! What road is the daylight pic? ...

Nice pics! What road is the daylight pic?

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,214
Posted By bonsai171

It's campy! forget about that dura ace stuff ;-)

It's campy! forget about that dura ace stuff ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,214
Posted By bonsai171

Tim's trainer fixed gear can beat up your road...

Tim's trainer fixed gear can beat up your road bike, nevermind the Rodriguez! lol.

https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/2015-bianchi-pista-chrome-25191

I have ridden behind it a few times, usually...
05-03-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks. No one has looked at it yet in person. ...

Thanks. No one has looked at it yet in person. Do you think my LBS would do that as part of a safety check? I would probably ask them to look at that specifically.

Dave
05-02-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By bonsai171

Carbon fork evaluation

Is this fork safe to ride? It is a Forte Axis 1" threadless fork. Has some hairline marks where the blades meet the crown. The lines almost look like they should be there, but I'd like to get a...
05-02-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By bonsai171

Got a wife and 3 kids. In a couple of weeks, I...

Got a wife and 3 kids. In a couple of weeks, I will be the only one working. Much better to replace a fork (though that sucks!) than to spend a couple weeks in a hospital, and risk not being able...
05-01-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks for the responses all. Just took the...

Thanks for the responses all. Just took the front wheel off, and found some hairline marks on both fork blades where the blades meet the crown. Can't tell if this is supposed to be there or not. ...
05-01-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By bonsai171

vibration while braking

Hello,

I have a Kilo TT, and am having a problem with a strong vibration getting transmitted thru the handlebars during heavy braking. So far I have tightened down the brake caliper, and...
05-01-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,746
Posted By bonsai171

No issue in Atlanta. I have a front brake only...

No issue in Atlanta. I have a front brake only and have been riding fixed here for almost 3 years. As others have stated before, my gut feeling is that as long as you have lights and turn them on...
04-27-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 445,397
Posted By bonsai171

Just took it out for a ride today. All functions...

Just took it out for a ride today. All functions worked really well. Got home, and the ride uploaded to Strava automatically. I rode a segment today i've done in the past (maybe a dozen times). ...
04-26-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 445,397
Posted By bonsai171

Just bought the Wahoo Element Bolt with Speed...

Just bought the Wahoo Element Bolt with Speed Sensor, Cadence Sensor, and heart rate sensor. This is my first GPS computer!
...
04-13-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24,391
Views: 1,896,455
Posted By bonsai171

Today I rode 70 miles at 16.2mph. Dave

Today I rode 70 miles at 16.2mph.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By bonsai171

I have looked at the Element Bolt and Edge 520. ...

I have looked at the Element Bolt and Edge 520. Haven't pulled the trigger yet since there is so much information out there to absord. One thing that draws me to the Wahoo is that it can control a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By bonsai171

Garmin Edge 520

Hello,

I am interested in buying a Garmin edge 520 and have 3 bikes. Can I move the unit between bikes if I have separate speed and cadence sensors on each bike? I would like to track mileage by...
03-29-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,591
Posted By bonsai171

Like the crankset on that Schwinn, what is it? ...

Like the crankset on that Schwinn, what is it?

The paint job looks like my old Le Tour :)

Dave
03-28-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24,391
Views: 1,896,455
Posted By bonsai171

Today I rode fixed at lunch and got 4th overall...

Today I rode fixed at lunch and got 4th overall on a Strava segment!

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By bonsai171

Currently running an Android. First time I've...

Currently running an Android. First time I've seen this issue. Been happy with Strava for the most part previously. As mentioned before, I suspect it may be an error on my part , but probably time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By bonsai171

That pretty much sums it up. The place where it...

That pretty much sums it up. The place where it stopped recording was a rest stop. Took the pbone out to check Strava. It is possible I paused it without realizing. Though Strava usually auto...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By bonsai171

I don't use Strava necessarily as an odometer,...

I don't use Strava necessarily as an odometer, but when it's off by almost 50%, that's really annoying. I live in a fairly rural area, and one street looks very similar to the next. Nothing much to...
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