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Posted By kingston

If I need it to last all night I keep it on low...

If I need it to last all night I keep it on low most of the time and switch it to high when I need a bit more light. I've never noticed over-driving the headlight, but I suspect I don't need as much...
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Posted By kingston

Cutoff beams aren't for you. They're for everyone...

Cutoff beams aren't for you. They're for everyone else.
05-13-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,715
Posted By kingston

I carry 2-3 tubes and a pack of topeak flypaper...

I carry 2-3 tubes and a pack of topeak flypaper on long rides. I've only had to use the flypaper once, but I was glad to have it. When I got home I peeled it off and replaced it with a rema patch...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By kingston

I've been riding the same pair of dominators on...

I've been riding the same pair of dominators on brevets for the past 7 seasons, and they're still in remarkably good shape, but I decided it was time to treat myself to a new pair of shoes. I got a...
05-10-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,715
Posted By kingston

I'm between jobs for a few weeks right now. This...

I'm between jobs for a few weeks right now. This must be what Tuesday in retirement will be like for me someday.
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05-10-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,715
Posted By kingston

Another pro patch tip. A DE razor with an...

Another pro patch tip. A DE razor with an aggressive head works great for shaving down the seams before sanding. I used a cheap Merkur Futur knockoff.
05-10-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 90
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Posted By kingston

A little OMS seemed to do the trick. I mixed a...

A little OMS seemed to do the trick. I mixed a bit an a baby food jar, and it mixed up ok so I added some directly to the can. Kept adding ~10ml at a time until it reached what seemed like a good...
05-05-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By kingston

I have a can of the rema cement that's getting a...

I have a can of the rema cement that's getting a little thick. Is there something I can put in it to thin it out?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,330
Posted By kingston

Purely selfish motivation. Another 14g in my...

Purely selfish motivation. Another 14g in my rando toolbag is nothing, and I'm the one who'll get stuck helping the new guy put a tube in a slimy tire. Eventually I'll get around to setting up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,330
Posted By kingston

Thanks for the replies. Sounds like dynaplug is...

Thanks for the replies. Sounds like dynaplug is the way to go. It was a rainy spring 200k with a lot of crap on the road so we had five flats across seven riders. I always run tubes on brevets, but I...
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Views: 1,281
Posted By kingston

RH will be the best tire, but they are expensive....

RH will be the best tire, but they are expensive. I use Paselas on my tandem with 559's and Michelin Wild Run'rs on my recumbent. Both acceptable and inexpensive tires that I have ridden on 400k's....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,330
Posted By kingston

If there's a better place to post this question...

If there's a better place to post this question let me know, but what's the best plug for road tubeless? I was on a brevet last weekend with a guy running 25mm road tubeless. He got a puncture that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,330
Posted By kingston

I just placed another large order from bike24...

I just placed another large order from bike24 yesterday. Great prices, fast delivery, and the dollar is strong against the euro right now making it an even better deal.
04-15-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By kingston

It's so confusing I'm going to ignore it and not...

It's so confusing I'm going to ignore it and not add any kind of lamp oil or kerosene or whatever to the wax in my crock pot. It's not intuitive to me that adding liquid to melted liquid wax will...
04-14-22, 08:19 AM
04-08-22, 09:05 AM
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Views: 532
Posted By kingston

If I'm making the switch is there any reason I...

If I'm making the switch is there any reason I shouldn't just go with the HY/RD's?
04-08-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 532
Posted By kingston

I have BB7's on one of my bikes and have never...

I have BB7's on one of my bikes and have never liked how fiddly they are. Is it as easy as just getting the Spyre calipers and swapping them out with the avids?
04-07-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By kingston

Yes that makes sense. I just looked at the KMC...

Yes that makes sense. I just looked at the KMC website and they do say that some of their chains series have coatings while others make no mention of coatings. In any case, I've waxed and used up a...
04-07-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By kingston

I have used KMC chains with hot wax and haven't...

I have used KMC chains with hot wax and haven't noticed any difference from shimano or campy. Since I follow the MSW cleaning instructions the chains are all clean when I start, so I'm not sure what...
04-05-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By kingston

I've been waxing chains for several years and can...

I've been waxing chains for several years and can say with absolute certainty that each step in the MSW cleaning process removes more gunk from the chain. By the end there is nothing left. I can wipe...
04-04-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By kingston

I just bought several new chains for the spring...

I just bought several new chains for the spring cycling season, and I'm going to throw caution to the wind and toss one of them in the wax crock-pot without cleaning it first. I'll report back in a...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,938
Posted By kingston

A head-on collision between a car and a bike is...

A head-on collision between a car and a bike is an extremely rare event so annoying the rest of the world by constantly running a strobe light in front is the illusion of insulating yourself from a...
03-13-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 486
Posted By kingston

Then buy a better connector as some others have...

Then buy a better connector as some others have suggested. The cheap ones are a little sloppy. It's almost certainly not the connector in the tool itself assuming it's the original from Park.
03-13-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 486
Posted By kingston

I wouldn't worry too much about it. At least half...

I wouldn't worry too much about it. At least half my connectors have a little hiss. As long as the tool works and it's not so bad it's draining the tank it's a non-issue.
03-12-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 904
Posted By kingston

I'm 5'11" and mine fit great when I was 19. Not...

I'm 5'11" and mine fit great when I was 19. Not so much as I got older so I turned it into kind of a trekking bike with a stem riser, tall stem, riser bars and grip shift. This frame would be too...
03-12-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 904
Posted By kingston

Yes that's the one, although I'm not sure that...

Yes that's the one, although I'm not sure that coating is hard anodizing, seems like something else, but I'm not an expert.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By kingston

Another big Voler fan. They run 20% off...

Another big Voler fan. They run 20% off everything sales once in a while which makes their stuff an even better deal.
03-09-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 904
Posted By kingston

I bought one of those new in 1990 and still ride...

I bought one of those new in 1990 and still ride it. Makes me a little sad to see that it's only worth a hundred dollars. I guess I'll never sell it.
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By kingston

I use the shimano single-sided spd pedals for...

I use the shimano single-sided spd pedals for randonneuring because you have to walk around a lot on brevets. 2-hole shoes are a lot easier to walk in and not that much worse for low-power endurance...
03-01-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By kingston

I've used Pledge to wipe off a bike on rare...

I've used Pledge to wipe off a bike on rare occasions when it's little dirty but not dirty enough to wash. It seems to work ok for that and it smells lemony fresh!
02-28-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By kingston

I buy it by the gallon and spray it all over my...

I buy it by the gallon and spray it all over my off-road motorcycles and have never noticed that the overspray does anything to the tires, but off-road tires don't last very long anyway. I wash my...
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Views: 1,826
Posted By kingston

I'd go with Chorus 12 (48/32...

I'd go with Chorus 12 (48/32 (https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/campagnolo-chorus-12-speed-groupset-165781.html)) and a Miche Jr (https://www.miche.it/en/primato-k12-6.html). or Recon 12-29...
02-25-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By kingston

I have two Lasko 4905's...

I have two Lasko 4905's (https://www.lasko.com/products/pro-performance-high-velocity-utility-fan-4905/). One on each side.
Forum: Touring
02-25-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By kingston

Toplight Line...

Toplight Line (https://www.bumm.de/en/products/akku-batterie-rucklichter/parent/323.html?) is my preference
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By kingston

I spent a day there on the Iron Porcupine a few...

I spent a day there on the Iron Porcupine a few years ago. It was a really nice ride. Brockway is a big hill. Bring a bike with low gears.
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02-15-22, 03:53 AM
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Views: 1,198
Posted By kingston

For brevets I normally have one bottle with 7:1...

For brevets I normally have one bottle with 7:1 malto/on gold and another one with half-strength gatorade which allows me to adjust the ratio on the fly. If it's really hot I might carry a third...
02-14-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By kingston

Thanks! I loaded the Garmin Ontrail (Latin 1) for...

Thanks! I loaded the Garmin Ontrail (Latin 1) for the states I need. It was <5% the size of the map it replaced, and seems to have enough detail for my uses.


I've only ever used one base map so...
02-13-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By kingston

So many options. I need to update the maps on my...

So many options. I need to update the maps on my etrex20x that I use as a backup for randonneuring and primary navigation for off-road motorcycle riding. Which one do I choose?
Replies: 70
Views: 3,349
Posted By kingston

If I'm trying to ride a fast brevet I normally...

If I'm trying to ride a fast brevet I normally stick to a liquid diet of malto/whey mix and gatorade powder (different bottles). I also ride a lot of fasted 100k training rides which I think helps a...
02-02-22, 06:19 AM
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Views: 196,130
Posted By kingston

I do a lot of the GLR rides. While it's mostly...

I do a lot of the GLR rides. While it's mostly modern bikes, a few of us ride C&V sometimes. Hope to see you at the opener.
Replies: 29
Views: 1,730
Posted By kingston

I haven't found a battery powered light that I...

I haven't found a battery powered light that I like better for randonneuring than the B&M IXON IQ Premium (http://IXON IQ Premium). I run mine with a fork-crown-mount so it's out of the way and carry...
01-18-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,719
Posted By kingston

I throw a peace-sign-biker-wave every once in a...

I throw a peace-sign-biker-wave every once in a while and almost always get one back.
Replies: 49
Views: 3,178
Posted By kingston

I can understand why someone might prefer the...

I can understand why someone might prefer the simplicity of cue sheet navigation, but it's becoming a very small minority, and making a good cue sheet is a lot of extra effort for the organizers...
Replies: 49
Views: 3,178
Posted By kingston

In addition to what GhostRider62 said, info...

In addition to what GhostRider62 said, info controls are required when there's a possible shortcut to the route. Particularly in suburban areas, the route designer has to choose between routing on a...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,774
Posted By kingston

This is consistent with my experience. I use the...

This is consistent with my experience. I use the tri-score in GC because I run over the winter and only have a PM on one bike, so I have to rely on HR for most of my workouts. If I can keep my CTL...
Replies: 49
Views: 3,178
Posted By kingston

At the beginning of the 2020 season we surveyed...

At the beginning of the 2020 season we surveyed our club members to see what they wanted to get out of the club without RUSA since they took the year off, and the findings were really interesting....
Replies: 24
Views: 1,774
Posted By kingston

The last couple of seasons I have replaced...

The last couple of seasons I have replaced cycling over the winter with running 3 days a week and weight lifting 3 days a week. With everyone else riding zwift all winter, I can't keep up with the...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,525
Posted By kingston

The older I get the less interest I have in...

The older I get the less interest I have in riding brevets in the freezing rain, but here are a few things I have tried in the past with varying degrees of success:

Neoprene sailing gloves...
Replies: 60
Views: 5,284
Posted By kingston

I like the Arione a lot. It's pretty flat. It's a...

I like the Arione a lot. It's pretty flat. It's a popular saddle so there are always loads of them on ebay.
12-28-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,647
Posted By kingston

jtburn, I donít have any tubeless bicycle tires...

jtburn, I donít have any tubeless bicycle tires so I canít confirm this compressor will work for that specifically. I have used it to seat tubeless motorcycle tires so I assume it would work for...
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