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05-15-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3,889
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Posted By biker128pedal

Road about 25 miles today. Wanted to go farther...

Road about 25 miles today. Wanted to go farther but grass cutting and work calls. Today was the first warm humid day. Sweat flowing down into my eyes.

Stopped at one of the murals in town

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,061
Posted By biker128pedal

I weigh 205 to 210 pounds and run 80 psi rear...

I weigh 205 to 210 pounds and run 80 psi rear 28mm and 75 psi front 25 mm tube tires. On a 2021 Domane.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 764
Posted By biker128pedal

Is this the bike? If so you could go a 34 and...

Is this the bike? If so you could go a 34 and maybe a 36.

https://www.boardmanbikes.com/us_en/products/2341-slr-8.9-2021.html
05-12-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,377
Posted By biker128pedal

So now do you have enough posts to post pictures...

So now do you have enough posts to post pictures of your ride? Pictures or it never happened.

also now your on your way to being self sufficient.
05-12-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,377
Posted By biker128pedal

It would be helpful if newbies were allowed to...

It would be helpful if newbies were allowed to post one picture their first posts. Then when they come for help they get it and stay.

Then more eyes on the ads.
05-08-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,507
Posted By biker128pedal

I have one of those finger ones. Mine resting...

I have one of those finger ones. Mine resting was down to 92. It is back up to 97 and above. I used it on the bike (per an RN not supposed too with the finger type) and saw 86 but now stays over...
05-07-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,507
Posted By biker128pedal

Take care. I had the same symptoms Nov to Dec...

Take care. I had the same symptoms Nov to Dec 2020. Went to doctors. Stress test and chest X-ray. Doc: ďYou can smell and taste so we wonít prescribe a COVID test.Ē Then a couple of days after Xmas...
05-07-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3,889
Views: 299,053
Posted By biker128pedal

Cool 55 F today with a little misty wetness. But...

Cool 55 F today with a little misty wetness. But fenders on. Road for a leisurely 25 miles.

...
05-07-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By biker128pedal

Wait. You filed the drop outs so another wheel...

Wait. You filed the drop outs so another wheel would fit. That did not work. Then did you return the other wheel or the bike? What bike is this? You can post links so the manufacturers site for...
05-06-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26,274
Views: 2,817,583
Posted By biker128pedal

Sorry was a short ride before the rain so no...

Sorry was a short ride before the rain so no pictures. Was not going to ride but decided a short one and try to push it. Drive of the last of the bronchitis. A little over 14 miles but averaged...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By biker128pedal

I have a 2021 SL6. Check under the steerer too...

I have a 2021 SL6. Check under the steerer too cap and see if the Allen bolt under it is loose. My was and I had to tighten it as above. It still I had no noise from that. I do get some noise from...
05-05-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By biker128pedal

The Garmin edge can be set up to auto start. But...

The Garmin edge can be set up to auto start. But leave it on while the bike 🚲 is on the rack while driving and improve oneís average speed. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 540,503
Posted By biker128pedal

Heading home from an easy ride. Recovering from...

Heading home from an easy ride. Recovering from bronchitis.

...
05-01-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26,274
Views: 2,817,583
Posted By biker128pedal

Been sick and getting over some bronchitis but...

Been sick and getting over some bronchitis but took an easy ride that stretched to 25.5 miles. Temperature got up to 71 F. Good ride. Tired tonight but needed the ride.
...
04-27-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,755
Posted By biker128pedal

I just use my CC and lay it off for the cash...

I just use my CC and lay it off for the cash back. Still it is odd they donít take a check unless they et den burned too much. These days checks can be deposited over the ether. Do they take debit?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,849
Posted By biker128pedal

Since you said light touring see which will...

Since you said light touring see which will accommodate racks so your not cut short. Domane SL does not have rack mounts. Besides that itís a great bike. In your price range from Trek look for an...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By biker128pedal

Might send the picture to Gunnar and ask them....

Might send the picture to Gunnar and ask them. They may be able to recommend someone local. 40 years ago a friend did that to his Motobecane. Iíd still ask Gunnar. My friend did wreck his bike...
04-22-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By biker128pedal

Ride it and save for a new bike. Upgrades? Like...

Ride it and save for a new bike. Upgrades? Like a few times above. Tires. Carbon wheels only if you can get a used pair of tubeless ready on the cheap. No use spending big bucks on a wheel set you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 540,503
Posted By biker128pedal

Yorktown Battlefield area. ...

Yorktown Battlefield area.
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04-17-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,312
Posted By biker128pedal

I use the orange spacers which I had to ask for...

I use the orange spacers which I had to ask for but did not know to ask for the lever locks. New to me. I think the sops are hoarding them to sell on eBay. :p
04-17-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,889
Views: 299,053
Posted By biker128pedal

Out for a 24 miles mixed surface ride today....

Out for a 24 miles mixed surface ride today. Large size gravel is rough with the 32mm tires. But thatís as wide as I can go. Dirt and roots work so this may see them C&O Canal in the future.

...
04-17-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By biker128pedal

WD40 is useless. Mix a 50:50 solution of...

WD40 is useless. Mix a 50:50 solution of transmission fluid (red type) and acetone. There is also Aerokroil. Between these two and PB Blaster there are argument are the best. PB BLaster used to...
04-16-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By biker128pedal

I have three axles. One 141mm. The other two are...

I have three axles. One 141mm. The other two are 146mm nominal. All measures 9.81mm major thread dia. I have an old LX rear wheel with a 146mm axle all the hardware. Also a couple of quick releases...
04-14-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By biker128pedal

As mentioned above use the gear function in...

As mentioned above use the gear function in Connect. I have one bike gear for bicycles that I check for all my riding for a total except the trainer. One for trainer and others for each bike so I...
04-14-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By biker128pedal

Iíll see what I have this weekend. Do you have a...

Iíll see what I have this weekend. Do you have a tool for cassette removal and cone wrenches for the axle? Or a rough measurement of the width inside and outside the drop outs will get close to the...
04-13-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By biker128pedal

Hey you must be Schwim Dandy from Gloucester. I...

Hey you must be Schwim Dandy from Gloucester. I may have an axle off an old wheel with the quick release. Iíll check this weekend.

I donít do Facebook so did not respond to your posts. As for...
04-10-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By biker128pedal

I have an old Rocshock Tora I carry on my roof...

I have an old Rocshock Tora I carry on my roof and ride when it is below freezing.
04-10-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 34,122
Posted By biker128pedal

This thread helped me with a support for a bar...

This thread helped me with a support for a bar bag I added to my lightweight from parts Franklin tour bike. I did not go the bottom support route. Not enough rod and afraid Iíd have trouble pushing...
04-09-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By biker128pedal

Make or find an anti glare cover/shade. ...

Make or find an anti glare cover/shade.


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04-09-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By biker128pedal

Wish I I had not seen this. I had to look at my...

Wish I I had not seen this. I had to look at my Domane SL5. Note if you remove the the brake disc ya can flip the wheel over. Deflating the tire also helps fit a pair of digital callipers. Iím...
04-09-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,941
Posted By biker128pedal

OK. Buy this.. The 7 is less than $10k. ;-) ...

OK. Buy this.. The 7 is less than $10k. ;-)
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/performance-road-bikes/domane/domane-slr/domane-slr-9-etap/p/33300/?colorCode=red_white
04-08-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,941
Posted By biker128pedal

Get a new bike with down tube storage. No need...

Get a new bike with down tube storage. No need for a saddle bag. :geek:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,488
Posted By biker128pedal

These are you against your own clock and someone...

These are you against your own clock and someone will have to suggest times but Iíd say:
40 km
Metric Century
Century
(Could add double century but Iíd say thatís getting into the ultra distance...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,900
Posted By biker128pedal

What wheels. Enquiring minds want to know....

What wheels. Enquiring minds want to know. :rolleyes: Want to go tubeless when my regular GP5000 tire wear out.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By biker128pedal

Put on the Google foo. Not sure of your year or...

Put on the Google foo. Not sure of your year or model but found 2018 Specialized manual for weight limits are various bikes. If you bought new the bikes manual should also have the information. Also...
03-26-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,165
Posted By biker128pedal

Wow Iím going to stick with my mechanical...

Wow Iím going to stick with my mechanical Ultegra. I live near Williamsburg Va and the Navy stores a floating EMP source close by. If my chance itís used while Iím on the parkway Iíll be glad I donít...
03-26-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,847
Posted By biker128pedal

I had the the same issue with a Bontrager wheel...

I had the the same issue with a Bontrager wheel from back in 2006 time period. Pain. Had the shop tension the wheel many times. As said above the rim eventually will crack. Trek replaced it under...
03-25-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,474
Posted By biker128pedal

More aero or to look like a pro.

More aero or to look like a pro.
03-23-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By biker128pedal

I’d start with the essentials then ride as the...

I’d start with the essentials then ride as the weather warms. Helmet check. Bell and lights. Bell to warn the trail walkers and small LED lights to be seen during the day. Pump patch kit tire levers...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By biker128pedal

I have Conti 5000 regular tube type tires in 23,...

I have Conti 5000 regular tube type tires in 23, 25 and 28mm. On a 19mm inside width Aeroles Pro 5 wheel they measure 1.5 to 2mm wider than size. These are a few years old. On my Pro 5 wheel I need...
03-16-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,006
Posted By biker128pedal

Good idea. And I use a Plantronics blue tooth....

Good idea. And I use a Plantronics blue tooth. Press the button on the ear piece to wake up Siri. An M60 or M100 series works. But need to be going less than 16 mph or there is too much wind noice....
03-13-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,603
Posted By biker128pedal

Looks more like rim failure at the corner where...

Looks more like rim failure at the corner where the brake track meets the spoke surface and not brake track wear. Well unless you pads were adjusted to far in. I've worn down two mountain bike rear...
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,848
Posted By biker128pedal

Iím in the planning stages and my stuff is for...

Iím in the planning stages and my stuff is for motorcycle camping. Catís Meow sleeping bag. MSR Hubba Bubba tent, and Static sleep pad come to 9.6 pounds. The Sleeping bag is just tooooo big but Iíll...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By biker128pedal

Nice Madone. I have a Domane. Yes you get one key...

Nice Madone. I have a Domane. Yes you get one key for both axles. Dab a little grease on it. It can be a little hard to pull out. Also when threading back donít force it or youíll ****er the threads...
02-25-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By biker128pedal

Ah yes good point. It has to float and pivot on...

Ah yes good point. It has to float and pivot on the two points. I take back what I said. It has to float.
02-25-22, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By biker128pedal

Yes I agree with above. A star nut would provide...

Yes I agree with above. A star nut would provide a fastening point. Need the correct size and care drilling the fender hole. I think a 1 inch may work and saw one on Amazon. link below with picture....
02-24-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By biker128pedal

You can try but look up the specified torque for...

You can try but look up the specified torque for the aluminum fastener. I donít have time right now. Torque it right then see if it will prevent the mount from slipping. I have tried aluminum but not...
02-24-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By biker128pedal

Corrected. :D And I agree. But Iíll guess so...

Corrected. :D

And I agree. But Iíll guess so may be here will help.

https://enduro-mtb.com/en/the-best-mtb-mudguard-review/
02-14-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,308
Posted By biker128pedal

Talk when approaching horse(s). They are normally...

Talk when approaching horse(s). They are normally smarter than their riders. Watch the horses ears. They will point your way to listen. Also watch the riders hands and heals. They will startle and...
02-13-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By biker128pedal

I already have an Agro Gravel bike. Itís better...

I already have an Agro Gravel bike. Itís better because itís a 26er. :roflmao2:
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