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Posted By Marc40a

A little late to the discussion, but in my...

A little late to the discussion, but in my opinion, state of the art is the Sinewave Beacon. USB charging and lighting in one package. The ability to use a buffer battery for constant light is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,894
Posted By Marc40a

Just picked up a POC climberís jersey on...

Just picked up a POC climberís jersey on clearance - sweet summer jersey, looking forward to wearing it

Definitely size up. I usually take that advice with a grain of salt, but iíve never found a...
Forum: Touring
07-01-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 2,064,647
Posted By Marc40a

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/cff61b94_54e6_44b0_8a64_10bc1df6324c_c97fa42b3f6c19f34c6af3158f8be6ec3329c3ae.jpeg
Forum: Touring
06-04-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Marc40a

Thermarest released a great 45+ summer bag this...

Thermarest released a great 45+ summer bag this year, The Space Cowboy.

I use a discontinued MH Ultralamina with similar specs.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,894
Posted By Marc40a

What size chest do you have? Everything Iíve been...

What size chest do you have? Everything Iíve been reading indicates to size up.
Forum: Touring
03-04-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 2,064,647
Posted By Marc40a

May I ask what rack youíre running on your...

May I ask what rack youíre running on your Cutthroat and what size your bike is? Did installation require bending any struts or was it relatively easy to install as-is?
Forum: Commuting
02-09-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,053
Posted By Marc40a

Iím starting on Monday. Probably doing 2-3...

Iím starting on Monday. Probably doing 2-3 commutes this week. Itís the dead of winter here, but 2 main criteria are falling into place next week:

Thereís enough daylight now at the end of the...
10-22-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,365
Posted By Marc40a

Totally agree on both counts.

Totally agree on both counts.
Forum: Touring
07-25-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,374
Posted By Marc40a

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,030
Posted By Marc40a

You may have bought it from Soma Fabrications....

You may have bought it from Soma Fabrications. They carry that bag.

Damn shame. That was a good looking bag. One of the best, IMO.
Forum: Touring
05-04-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,679
Posted By Marc40a

This includes me. My favorite B17, is one fresh...

This includes me. My favorite B17, is one fresh out of the box.
Forum: Touring
05-04-17, 01:15 PM
05-04-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Marc40a

Perfect. Thank you. Thank you, everyone.

Perfect. Thank you.


Thank you, everyone.
05-04-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Marc40a

Adjusting Upper Limit of FD

I need to bring in my upper limit a smidge (triple crank). I keep reading that you should release cable tension before doing so.

I have bar ends (friction) with no barrel adjuster inline.

Can...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,165
Posted By Marc40a

My experiences with both a proper Brooks brand...

My experiences with both a proper Brooks brand cover and a White Lightning 'Saddle Johnny' was less than stellar.

The both leaked through the stitched seam, if I remember correctly. I still have...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,646
Posted By Marc40a

That was my main complaint with camp towels. They...

That was my main complaint with camp towels. They acted more like squeegees than towels.

The towel I use now (linked above) is super absorbent. It's nappy as opposed to smooth.

After I dry...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,646
Posted By Marc40a

Oh, you guys are using the same one multiple...

Oh, you guys are using the same one multiple days?

Both my wet wash cloth and towel go in the hamper when I get home and I throw fresh ones in my bag for the next day. Perhaps that's why I...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,646
Posted By Marc40a

I've tried many. You'd be hard pressed to find a...

I've tried many. You'd be hard pressed to find a better towel than this:

https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-X2020-Supreme-Microfiber-Cloths/dp/B0009IQZH0

Far far better than any 'camp' specific...
04-26-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Marc40a

Please disregard. I contacted Cygolite and they...

Please disregard. I contacted Cygolite and they hooked me up with a new button.
04-17-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Marc40a

Does anyone have a broken Cygolite Streak or Metro?

I forgot I had a light on my helmet and bashed it on a tree that I tried to duck under.

As a result, I sheared the on/off button of my Cygolite, clean off.

Does anyone have an old broken light...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,416
Posted By Marc40a

The remains of a deer decimated by a pack of...

The remains of a deer decimated by a pack of coyotes in a field next to the road.
Forum: Touring
02-23-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,923
Posted By Marc40a

I have a 76% wool/ 24% polyester sweatshirt from...

I have a 76% wool/ 24% polyester sweatshirt from EMS in my bag right now that defies odor.

It really changed my mind about blends. I was fawning over it yesterday. I don't know how I would...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,371
Posted By Marc40a

I should amend this... I was thinking about this...

I should amend this... I was thinking about this on the commute this morning.

If I ever felt threatened, I'd throw the blinkers on. Just not usually.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,746
Posted By Marc40a

My wife doesn't even know I have bike.

My wife doesn't even know I have bike.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,371
Posted By Marc40a

I'm in the camp that thinks a hard strobe is...

I'm in the camp that thinks a hard strobe is overkill.

A.) I don't want to be annoying or inconsiderate. It's not 'all about me' out there.
B.) Strobes can trigger people with epilepsy

I...
Forum: Touring
09-08-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,669
Posted By Marc40a

Any thigh contact while pedaling?

Any thigh contact while pedaling?
09-08-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,316
Posted By Marc40a

I had a fitting done last year - the Specialized...

I had a fitting done last year - the Specialized fit system, I can't recall the name. I'm not a competitive racer, but I have a challenging commute (26 miles round trip). I log a lot of miles.
...
Forum: Touring
08-23-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,669
Posted By Marc40a

Agreed. I stick with smaller Carradice bags and...

Agreed. I stick with smaller Carradice bags and forgo the rack. I also use a tool roll under my seat rails and that helps to push bag away from the seatpost.
08-01-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By Marc40a

Is that a 9 speed or 10?

Is that a 9 speed or 10?
Forum: Commuting
07-17-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,155
Posted By Marc40a

I would definitely opt for longboards over...

I would definitely opt for longboards over standard length. A shorter fender will be messier than longer fender that's a couple mm narrow.

That said, I run longboard 45 mms on two bikes: one with...
Forum: Touring
07-16-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,814
Posted By Marc40a

Stay away from Shadow unless you're running in ...

Stay away from Shadow unless you're running in friction mode or using mountain shifters.

You've been warned.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,379
Posted By Marc40a

I commute on an Aurora in MA. Love it. You'll...

I commute on an Aurora in MA. Love it. You'll come to appreciate the rear rack for mounting panniers or to strap your U lock onto. You'll also appreciate the drops when the wind picks up.

You're...
Forum: Touring
05-20-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,410
Posted By Marc40a

This study doesn't take into consideration the...

This study doesn't take into consideration the effect on handling that a high load has on a bike vs. a load carried low, nor of cross winds.
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,273
Posted By Marc40a

Agreed. Though, you could run the mountain 10spd...

Agreed. Though, you could run the mountain 10spd Microshift Bar Ends with this group.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,279
Posted By Marc40a

Loose/damaged bottom bracket cup. Ouch.

Loose/damaged bottom bracket cup. Ouch.
Forum: Touring
05-02-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Marc40a

I'm running a very similar set up on my Aurora: ...

I'm running a very similar set up on my Aurora:

26-36-48 with a 12-30 cassette (10 sp) and 105 RD (also 10 spd). I just recently swapped out the granny for a 24t but I have yet to use it,...
Forum: Touring
05-02-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 35,402
Posted By Marc40a

I use Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP annually: ...

I use Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP annually:

Heavy Duty LP 8 oz. (http://www.obenaufs.com/Heavy-Duty-LP-8-oz-p/heavy-duty-lp-8.htm)

I also use it on my leather boots. It's mostly beeswax and...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,936
Posted By Marc40a

Agreed. Mine get checked/topped off daily - only...

Agreed. Mine get checked/topped off daily - only on the days I ride, of course.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,936
Posted By Marc40a

That's interesting. I came to the same...

That's interesting. I came to the same conclusion, independently.

I use Berto's chart as a guideline, but generally keep the difference to about 5 or 6 psi between the front and back. It just...
Forum: Northeast
04-15-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,117
Posted By Marc40a

That's ****ty. Excuse my French. If they...

That's ****ty. Excuse my French.

If they developed some kind of cycling infrastructure in Portland it could really be the gateway to Maine. I wouldn't hesitate to take the train up and start from...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-16, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,687
Posted By Marc40a

Or too far forward. Or simply too much, too soon....

Or too far forward. Or simply too much, too soon. Or.... Mashing.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,687
Posted By Marc40a

I'd like to get a closer look at the position of...

I'd like to get a closer look at the position of the brake hoods without your hands in the way. I'm thinking they could probably creep towards you 1/8 - 1/4".
Forum: Touring
03-30-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By Marc40a

For $1000, you may be able to buy new. You could...

For $1000, you may be able to buy new. You could afford a Fuji Touring, Jamis Aurora, Novara, or even possibly Surly Long Haul Trucker on closeout.

The advantage to buying new would be a getting...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,279
Posted By Marc40a

I have a click to hunt down. I think it's the...

I have a click to hunt down. I think it's the seat rails.

I moved the seat a mm or two forward last week and wouldn't ya' know, the seat starts clicking the next day, gradually getting louder and...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,956
Posted By Marc40a

I'm strongly considering it. I currently use...

I'm strongly considering it.

I currently use a Wahoo RPM sensor and the Wahoo app just to monitor time traveled and my cadence. If I want distance, I'll use Map My Ride, but my commuting distance...
Forum: Touring
03-08-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Marc40a

Yes, those are the pedals I use. With the Velo...

Yes, those are the pedals I use. With the Velo half clips.

I also run the Grand Cru Sabots on another bike with MKS half clips.

Reflectors on both, though I'll likely replace with 3M...
Forum: Touring
03-08-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Marc40a

Pretty cool, but I look for other features in a...

Pretty cool, but I look for other features in a flat pedal that weren't mentioned:

Can they accept at least one reflector or do they have a flat spot for reflective tape?

Could I...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,279
Posted By Marc40a

Velcro pump holder on the top tube rubbing my leg

Velcro pump holder on the top tube rubbing my leg
Forum: Touring
03-02-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,071
Posted By Marc40a

Tim, with all due respect, I think you're...

Tim, with all due respect, I think you're oversimplifying road and mtb component cross compatibility. Let's set the record straight and acknowledge that Shimano advised against mixing road and mtn...
Forum: Touring
03-02-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,071
Posted By Marc40a

not with 10 spd mountain mechs

not with 10 spd mountain mechs
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