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03-21-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By ad18

Disregard. Figured it out. Stored as a Firefox...

Disregard. Figured it out. Stored as a Firefox setting, not in forum settings. Cleared and all returned the way I want it:)
03-21-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,016
Posted By ad18

Well said Skipjacks and was exactly what my train...

Well said Skipjacks and was exactly what my train of thought moved toward as the thread progressed. Not that the big ones are doing a disfavor to the cause, but it sounds like a lot of money for the...
03-21-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By ad18

Disable Auto Login

I hit the "remember me" box to allow for auto login. When I clear the history in firefox browser I clear cookies and all active logins. When I return to bike forums and click on the username box my...
03-20-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,016
Posted By ad18

WOW, my original post to make finding entry fees...

WOW, my original post to make finding entry fees easier to find sure expanded quickly in regards to charity rides, in a good way:) Supporting the big extravagant rides seems a little less likely not...
03-19-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,016
Posted By ad18

I'm not really comfortable pointing out actual...

I'm not really comfortable pointing out actual rides that use the registration first method. That is the way they wish to do it and I respect that. I just think it would be more rider friendly to...
03-18-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,016
Posted By ad18

I just found it frustrating that you had to dig...

I just found it frustrating that you had to dig around and/or register to see what entry fees were. As well, when you start the register process, see that entry fee was $100 and you were expected to...
03-18-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,016
Posted By ad18

Charity and Fund Ride Costs

I really want to ride some charity events and special rides to raise money for special causes this summer. There are multiple events that really appeal to me but quite a few do not list entry fees...
03-16-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By ad18

The chain tension diagnosis may be a key factor. ...

The chain tension diagnosis may be a key factor. Definitely noticed problem going up any type of incline. Another great tip. Thanks.
03-16-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By ad18

Thank you all for your help. Great information...

Thank you all for your help. Great information to try and see what happens. Appreciate it:)
03-16-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By ad18

Derailleur Help

My bike mechanic skills are limited at best, but trying to learn. I have a Trek FX3 that came with factory installed Shimano derailleurs. Back is Alivio and front is Acera. Rear one shifts very...
03-15-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By ad18

I have a Garmin Edge 20 and have had zero issues...

I have a Garmin Edge 20 and have had zero issues with it. Both battery wise and functionally. I never ride in excess of 2-3 hours though and charge after each use. I briefly had a Leyzne unit and...
03-04-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By ad18

Maybe you will see some stuff of interest Dan. ...

Maybe you will see some stuff of interest Dan. There was a rather large wheel only booth there, don't remember the brand. Hope you enjoy it:)
03-04-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By ad18

My biggest disappointment was how few of the...

My biggest disappointment was how few of the factories were there. Even the ones there didn't have much. Some of the bigger retailers had a ton of bikes hanging around for sale. I was expecting...
03-04-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,843
Posted By ad18

I bought the cheaper Garmin Edge 20 to do exactly...

I bought the cheaper Garmin Edge 20 to do exactly what you want. It works great, I highly recommend. Good display, seems to be accurate, small, easily interchangeable between bikes, no wires...
03-03-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By ad18

Got a new helmet at the bike show, a Specialized...

Got a new helmet at the bike show, a Specialized Max, that I really like. Overall was kind of disappointed with the show. The bike manufacturers that were there (Giant and Norco didn't appear to...
03-03-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By ad18

Unfortunately I can't go Sunday or I would have...

Unfortunately I can't go Sunday or I would have for that reason. May try to haggle a bit regardless, but not getting a high end helmet so expect price to be what it is. Will see............
03-02-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By ad18

No, its about an hour and 30 minute driving on...

No, its about an hour and 30 minute driving on freeway. Plus we got another 2 inches of snow last night. Maybe another time:)
03-02-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By ad18

I've never been to it either. Suspect it will be...

I've never been to it either. Suspect it will be much the same as the boat or auto show though. Manufacturers probably will have all the top end rides there and hopefully some of their entry and...
03-02-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By ad18

Good To Be Back

After having to shut down the bike season last fall because of some health issues and now an extended winter season here in southern Ontario ready to get back in the saddle!! Hope to hit the Toronto...
08-08-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,861
Posted By ad18

First GPS was a Lezyne Mini and it was junk out...

First GPS was a Lezyne Mini and it was junk out of the box. Dealer I bought it from was a jerk when I tried to return and Lezyne distributor wasn't any better. Bought an Garmin Edge 20 and it...
08-04-17, 05:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,714
Posted By ad18

Great to hear you are trying to drop those extra...

Great to hear you are trying to drop those extra pounds. I used my bikes to drop 83 lbs over the last year, so you can too:) As for your bike you could also look into "street tires" for you...
08-03-17, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By ad18

Overall though, it depends on what he considers...

Overall though, it depends on what he considers uncomfortable and what is causing it. If the bike just does not work for him geometrically one would suspect it never will feel as good as the other...
08-02-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By ad18

Comfort over speed for me every time.

Comfort over speed for me every time.
07-31-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,912
Posted By ad18

I usually apply a light coating of baby powder on...

I usually apply a light coating of baby powder on my lower back to help prevent sweat moving about prior to ride. Usually wear cotton briefs under quick dry Under Armour shorts. Seams and other...
07-31-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,912
Posted By ad18

Bike Shorts and Chafing

Not a big fan of stretchy bike shorts and so far have worn normal underwear briefs and baggie gym shorts with no issues. Went for a 15 mile ride yesterday in hotter weather and when I got home had...
07-28-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,585
Posted By ad18

As long as both pieces were kept to a very low...

As long as both pieces were kept to a very low price it may be a non issue. However, being mandated by local government and including premium loving insurance companies one has to expect the worse,...
07-28-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,585
Posted By ad18

License and Insurance

Recently read an article that a major city near where I live, Toronto, is contemplating making cyclist have a license and insurance to ride in the city. I can understand, but basically think the...
07-25-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By ad18

It has built in gps speed, no sensor required. ...

It has built in gps speed, no sensor required. Use mine all the time.
07-24-17, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By ad18

I have a Trek FX3 and very much like it. ...

I have a Trek FX3 and very much like it. However, never had a real road bike. I chose it on the recommendation of my LBS. I looked at other shops, makes, models, and configurations as well and the...
07-01-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By ad18

I have a Swagman XC2 hitch mount similar to the...

I have a Swagman XC2 hitch mount similar to the above hokiefyd picture. Works good for me on my GMC Sierra. Very stable up and down over bumps, but does sway a wee bit side to side on corners. ...
06-29-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By ad18

I have a 20 and like it a lot. The device can be...

I have a 20 and like it a lot. The device can be setup to display current speed and average speed as you ride. It does not appear as if you can show maximum speed "live" on it. However, when you...
06-29-17, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,274
Posted By ad18

Another vote for finding a bike geometry that is...

Another vote for finding a bike geometry that is comfy to sit on and tweaking the stem or handlebars some more. I have a mountain bike the LBS doctored up for me to help relieve seat pain issues. ...
06-26-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,624
Posted By ad18

Garmin Edge is box stock, entry level unit. Only...

Garmin Edge is box stock, entry level unit. Only does what OP wants, and what I wanted. I got mine, in Canadian $'s, for less than $200. Way cheaper than a phone:) Unless I really, really have...
06-26-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,624
Posted By ad18

I really contemplated going the cell route, but...

I really contemplated going the cell route, but my main concern was actually carrying the phone. There are indeed a lot of slick apps that track what you want. However, putting the phone in a...
06-26-17, 06:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,624
Posted By ad18

I recently investigated and ended up with a...

I recently investigated and ended up with a Garmin Edge 20. My initial purchase, via Amazon, was a Lezyne Mini GPS. Unit would not sync with my laptop, online Lezyne software did not work, gps...
06-26-17, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By ad18

One must always be aware of any animal with young...

One must always be aware of any animal with young this time of year. Best defense is to make sure you make some noise as you travel, especially by yourself. Let them know you're there and they will...
06-23-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,051
Posted By ad18

As long as you are both ok the bike can be fixed....

As long as you are both ok the bike can be fixed. Very easy too not wear a helmet for a quick trip, but what happened is when it will. Glad you are ok.
06-21-17, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,337
Posted By ad18

I have had a FX3 for a short period of time and...

I have had a FX3 for a short period of time and really like mine. As for your decision, one factor I would bring into consideration is dealer network around or where you plan to ride. If there are...
06-19-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,961
Posted By ad18

No pictures, but on Saturday saw 2 deer, coyote,...

No pictures, but on Saturday saw 2 deer, coyote, fox, tons of squirrels, chipmunks, ruffed grouse, rabbits, turkeys, and 8-10 snapping turtles laying eggs in their nests. Critters everywhere.
06-19-17, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By ad18

Find a reputable bike shop, give them exactly...

Find a reputable bike shop, give them exactly what you want to do as stated above, and let them help you decide. Hands on beats all the web surfing you can do. And equally important buy as good a...
06-17-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By ad18

Lezyne Mini Gps - Windows 10

Just got my new mini gps yesterday, plugged it in, charged it, and went for a ride this morning. Pretty impressed with how it looks and acted. Then the issues started. Plugged back into pc to...
06-16-17, 05:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,350
Posted By ad18

This is what I think I am going to try. ...

This is what I think I am going to try.

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06-15-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,084
Posted By ad18

Indeed it does. Like the water bottle holder...

Indeed it does. Like the water bottle holder under the seat, never seen one there. Looks like custom install?
06-15-17, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,084
Posted By ad18

Got the new stem installed and setup last night. ...

Got the new stem installed and setup last night. Mechanic ran me through how to make adjustments. Stem looks VERY sturdy. Also had the guy who sold me the bike, who seems very knowledgeable, reset...
06-14-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,350
Posted By ad18

Some great insight here. A lot of the road crews...

Some great insight here. A lot of the road crews and emergency workers are in that yellow/green color combo now and indeed it is pretty visible most anywhere. One area I noticed where white caused...
06-14-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,350
Posted By ad18

Being Seen - White

Another newbie question, feel like I'm asking way more than my share. Sorry. Do you wear brightly colored clothing to enhance your chances of not getting hit by a car? In my recent rides I've...
06-14-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,084
Posted By ad18

The voice of experience is strong:lol:

The voice of experience is strong:lol:
06-14-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,084
Posted By ad18

After initial bike purchase the shop set the seat...

After initial bike purchase the shop set the seat height as per their measuring guidelines. I've done a couple of things in regards to moving the seat forward/back and front tip of seat...
06-14-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,084
Posted By ad18

Indeed it has those grips and they do seem...

Indeed it has those grips and they do seem comfortable until hands go numb, then don't know if they are comfy or not;)
06-14-17, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,084
Posted By ad18

I can get adjustable stems that are considerably...

I can get adjustable stems that are considerably cheaper than the one that LBS is suggesting and it appears as if swapping it out is relatively straight forward, even for me. I did go for a ride...
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