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Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,811
Posted By Kai Winters

... what's it good for...absolutely nothin', say...

... what's it good for...absolutely nothin', say it again...
11-09-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,315
Posted By Kai Winters

I've been riding a cx bike for winter cycling for...

I've been riding a cx bike for winter cycling for decades without a problem.
I put full fenders on it and use 25mm road tires...I'm not a fan of nobbies on the road.
I get a bit of snow where I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,862
Posted By Kai Winters

You can dress it up any way you want and call it...

You can dress it up any way you want and call it anything you want but basically it is a spin class.

However if it is tailored to race or performance riding it may be much better than the average...
09-21-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By Kai Winters

I interviewed the dog for her perspective on the...

I interviewed the dog for her perspective on the incident. Butterball said, and I quote, "Thought I smelled an old boyfriend and when I went to investigate some stupid two legger on a round thing...
09-18-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,090
Posted By Kai Winters

I doubt it was removing your hand that caused the...

I doubt it was removing your hand that caused the crash...perhaps for that briefest moment when you "expected" him to "just" move over that your focus moved from the rider in front to your taking...
09-11-16, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,678
Posted By Kai Winters

I have the '99 standard road frame. I've had it...

I have the '99 standard road frame. I've had it since '99 and it's one of the last frames to come out of the Sommerville MA shop. I picked it up at the shop and had a great tour while there. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,581
Posted By Kai Winters

What the catholic church says you are born with???

What the catholic church says you are born with???
09-05-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By Kai Winters

Use duct tape...at least you'll have a reason to...

Use duct tape...at least you'll have a reason to complain
09-05-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,373
Posted By Kai Winters

You ran across a tool and crashed...it happens

You ran across a tool and crashed...it happens
09-04-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By Kai Winters

snicker snicker snicker...so many problems in...

snicker snicker snicker...so many problems in this forum and this is the op's major complaint...why can't we get along???

Lord love a duck...oops perhaps a ban is required...
09-04-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,862
Posted By Kai Winters

I agree. I'd love to see how she sits the bike....

I agree. I'd love to see how she sits the bike. Something is not right. Having such pain in 1/4 mile is so wrong. We don't know anything about her fitness, riding experience ie how long on a bike or...
09-04-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,862
Posted By Kai Winters

My handlebars are the Easton EC90 42cm and the...

My handlebars are the Easton EC90 42cm and the pump is a Blackburn carbon fiber pump that fits perfectly. I'm not sure it is still available as it is 15+ years old.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,691
Posted By Kai Winters

You assume correctly...

You assume correctly...
09-04-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By Kai Winters

Hard to say when you don't say anything about...

Hard to say when you don't say anything about yourself...
If you ache take a break...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,691
Posted By Kai Winters

What I got out of it...A driver wasn't paying...

What I got out of it...A driver wasn't paying attention and hit you while you were stopped. You were injured, cursed at her but did nothing else...you let her off the hook for hitting you and causing...
09-03-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,862
Posted By Kai Winters

The general adjustment is to angle the hoods up a...

The general adjustment is to angle the hoods up a bit but it makes it more difficult to access the levers from the drops. The springs, etc. in the body are also stronger making it even more difficult...
09-03-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,862
Posted By Kai Winters

Most of today's brifters...ugh...are somewhat...

Most of today's brifters...ugh...are somewhat more compact in design allowing for more comfortable reach in all hand positions for the average person.
Generally, as has bee stated several times in...
09-03-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,862
Posted By Kai Winters

I'm 5'4" also and know full well how much fun it...

I'm 5'4" also and know full well how much fun it is to get an optimized position on a bike for both efficiency and comfort.
My bike is a 1999 49cm Merlin Ti with same year Campy Record carbon 9...
08-31-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By Kai Winters

Did you call them to lodge a complaint???

Did you call them to lodge a complaint???
08-31-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,584
Posted By Kai Winters

I clean and lube my chain...yep meant...

I clean and lube my chain...yep meant "chain"...at regular intervals...whether it "needs" it or not...
08-29-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,637
Posted By Kai Winters

What shorts/bibs are you using? How old are they?...

What shorts/bibs are you using? How old are they? Do you have enough for a rotation or are you wearing the same shorts day after day?
Saddles are difficult to suggest as our butts are all different....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,652,151
Posted By Kai Winters

A Selle Italia SLS Carbonio saddle...only one...

A Selle Italia SLS Carbonio saddle...only one ride so no useful info but it felt good...replacing a 20 plus year old saddle I found in my "box o stuff" which is still pretty nice.
Pair of LG...
12-25-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,898
Posted By Kai Winters

I guess it depends on what your looking for. Race...

I guess it depends on what your looking for. Race quality frames, my preference, are generally lighter and of better quality materials than base models...you get what you pay for.
105 or better...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-15, 08:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,230
Posted By Kai Winters

In the pro field I suspect it is for the...

In the pro field I suspect it is for the money...the paycheck...Most of these racers have no other option for earning a very good paycheck and if they can get away with doping, even for awhile, they...
Forum: Touring
12-25-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,159
Posted By Kai Winters

Lubing is the easy part...I'd carry a small...

Lubing is the easy part...I'd carry a small bottle of lube and use every few days depending on road conditions. Cleaning the chain prior to lubing is the hard part. I'd carry a small bottle of WD40,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,110
Posted By Kai Winters

meh...

meh...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,069
Posted By Kai Winters

I love and prefer Porters over other beer types. ...

I love and prefer Porters over other beer types.
My current favorites are Founders Porter, Edmund Fitzgerald.
I also really like Troeg's Mad Elf Ale and Troeginator.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,993
Posted By Kai Winters

snicker snicker...fold cycling shorts??? silliest...

snicker snicker...fold cycling shorts??? silliest thing I've heard...Mine live in a jumble in their own drawer...aaaaaaaand I mix my regular shorts with my bibs...imagine that...

They hold up well...
12-13-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,634
Posted By Kai Winters

I wear the Northwave GTX, they are water proof...

I wear the Northwave GTX, they are water proof and warm...Most important is to buy them big enough to allow layering of socks. I wear a pair of my summer cycling socks under winter wool socks...of...
12-13-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 320,273
Posted By Kai Winters

Hi all, I'm 60, just turned. I've slowed down...

Hi all,
I'm 60, just turned.
I've slowed down in the past few years mainly because I'm just enjoying the ride rather than performance or race training...20 plus years of racing was enough for me....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,791
Posted By Kai Winters

a bunch

a bunch
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-15, 06:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,069
Posted By Kai Winters

Good for you. Glad you took a couple of short...

Good for you.
Glad you took a couple of short pulls...pushing yourself a bit is important to test yourself and your improvements...It's knowing when to pull back and not blow yourself to pieces...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,069
Posted By Kai Winters

Love Ninigret...really miss the old Bob Beal...

Love Ninigret...really miss the old Bob Beal Masters Weekend...really miss Bob Beal...I've done that course and raced in that area for many years with many great memories...a superb area to ride and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,069
Posted By Kai Winters

Keep at it and keep training. Losing ground on...

Keep at it and keep training.
Losing ground on the "climb"...what does that mean?...and the rollers at the beginning of an "A" ride means your fitness is not even close to what is needed to stay...
02-08-15, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By Kai Winters

No mask, unless designed to using proper filters,...

No mask, unless designed to using proper filters, will filter anything other than perhaps dust.
I use a tube hat that is also designed to be used as a neck warmer...it is open at the top with a draw...
02-08-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,968
Posted By Kai Winters

I've used spray on anti-perspirant for several...

I've used spray on anti-perspirant for several decades with great results. I also wear thin, moisture moving, socks. I even wear the same socks in cold/winter weather and use them as liners under my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By Kai Winters

I've used Superfeet for years but lately have...

I've used Superfeet for years but lately have been using the Specialized foot beds. My feet have a normal? to slightly high arch and no problems. The Spec beds provide the arch support I need and are...
02-01-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By Kai Winters

The padding in the short/bibs always goes against...

The padding in the short/bibs always goes against the skin...it absorbs perspiration and prevents the friction that causes irritation, rashes and other problems.
02-01-15, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,005
Posted By Kai Winters

20 to 25 ish years old. I don't wear them outside...

20 to 25 ish years old. I don't wear them outside unless they are under tights, etc. as they are see through in places I'd rather they not be...they also make great trainer shorts...
01-24-15, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,801
Posted By Kai Winters

Whoa those bolts are far too long for their...

Whoa those bolts are far too long for their intended use. I've worked in two bike shops for twenty years and have installed many racks, many on bikes that were not designed for racks and I've never...
01-21-15, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,358
Posted By Kai Winters

Northwave shoes fit my feet the best.

Northwave shoes fit my feet the best.
01-21-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,895
Posted By Kai Winters

nothing...

nothing...
01-21-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,792
Posted By Kai Winters

Yep, a silly troll out to cause a tempest in a...

Yep, a silly troll out to cause a tempest in a tea pot and apparently fairly successful considering we are on page four.

Started with a five speed "freewheel" and friction shifters...easy...
01-21-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,801
Posted By Kai Winters

Did you ask the lbs person why the fender was...

Did you ask the lbs person why the fender was damaged? What was the reply?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kai Winters

lol...hard to describe all actions as many have...

lol...hard to describe all actions as many have become as natural as breathing and seldom thought about.
I did mean more of a "shock absorbing" action rather than bunny hopping as that can often...
01-03-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,379
Posted By Kai Winters

It happens and can/does happen often on a route...

It happens and can/does happen often on a route we take all the time and know every rock and animal on...dogs are unpredictable.
Glad you didn't get hurt too badly...or your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kai Winters

As has been said pinch flats, not during tube...

As has been said pinch flats, not during tube installation, are generally caused by one, or both, of two things...under inflated tire and/or hitting something hard enough to pinch the tube causing...
01-02-15, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,425
Posted By Kai Winters

While cotton, imo, feels great against the skin...

While cotton, imo, feels great against the skin it is a very poor moisture, sweat, management material. It absorbs but holds moisture...sweat, often leaving you feeling damp and clammy and worse,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Kai Winters

I am still using a pair of Sidis that are around...

I am still using a pair of Sidis that are around twenty years old but look new. I also have a pair of Northwave shoes that are probably around the same age and still in great shape.
I've gone...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By Kai Winters

Gander Mtn is selling their Guide Series gloves...

Gander Mtn is selling their Guide Series gloves at forty percent off...great deal...some are wind proof and conductive...I have stopped buying "cycling" gloves and have been using "hunting" gloves as...
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