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Views: 3,685
Posted By Northwestrider

Thanks, I've gone with the KOM version, + a right...

Thanks, I've gone with the KOM version, + a right angled cord. I'll have it tomorrow.
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Views: 3,685
Posted By Northwestrider

Charging A Wahoo Elemnt during a ride

I have a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt with the standard handle bar mount. The resulting space between it's USB charge port and the handle bar is not enough to allow me to insert the USB cable during a ride. Is...
01-10-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,645
Posted By Northwestrider

ridewithgps.com Is what I use, I think there is...

ridewithgps.com Is what I use, I think there is a free version . Map my ride is another one definitely with a free version, it's good .
01-02-19, 09:22 PM
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Views: 2,214
Posted By Northwestrider

I just cut then tie a short , thin length of...

I just cut then tie a short , thin length of bungee cord to hold the front brake lever closed, then lean the bike against something solid. It is very helpful for almost all stops, and cheaply done,...
12-04-18, 07:42 PM
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Views: 1,106
Posted By Northwestrider

Fork Chatter

I've a Ritchey Breakaway cyclocross , with a carbon fork bike. I've Avid Shorty Ultimate cantilever brakes front and rear . The rear operates beautifully , the front stops easily, but with one...
10-25-18, 08:25 AM
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Views: 1,152
Posted By Northwestrider

Bar Mitts , they work well for me, nothing else...

Bar Mitts , they work well for me, nothing else has .
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Views: 1,924
Posted By Northwestrider

Change of clothes , shorts, socks . Personal...

Change of clothes , shorts, socks . Personal maintenance tooth brush etc, possibly a towel
09-16-18, 04:24 PM
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Views: 1,070
Posted By Northwestrider

Drying Shoes

What do you use to dry your shoes after a complete soaking following a several hour ride in rain ? I've seen a few electric dryers on Amazon, has anyone tried them ? With what level of success ? I...
09-15-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,791
Posted By Northwestrider

Brooks B17, many miles. when I rains just put a...

Brooks B17, many miles. when I rains just put a plastic bag over it. Lasts a very long time and is comfortable, for me at least .
09-15-18, 09:08 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By Northwestrider

I use ridewithgps, download my route , operate in...

I use ridewithgps, download my route , operate in airplane mode to save battery power, it works very well . I'd assume Strava is similar
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Views: 5,702
Posted By Northwestrider

Thanks, I've a touring bike already and my travel...

Thanks, I've a touring bike already and my travel bike will be used for Randonneuring and day rides outside the USA, so I am rather sure the Ritchey system will be the way I go. Thanks for the...
09-13-18, 10:30 PM
09-13-18, 12:51 PM
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Views: 1,132
Posted By Northwestrider

Slowly , with care .

Slowly , with care .
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Posted By Northwestrider

Thanks unterhausen...

Thanks unterhausen (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/unterhausen-136384.html) , I'm leaning towards Ritchey as it seems like its a fairly basic attachment process, as well as affordable and I'm...
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Views: 5,702
Posted By Northwestrider

Ritchey Breakaway vs SS couplers

Does anyone have experience with the Ritchey Breakaway system as compared to SS couplers . I'm about ready to put together a travel bike and wondering how the Ritchey system holds up against SS...
11-18-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By Northwestrider

Bikewolf : Thanks again .

Bikewolf : Thanks again .
11-17-17, 03:21 PM
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Views: 763
Posted By Northwestrider

Bikewolf : Thank you very much. Where did you buy...

Bikewolf : Thank you very much. Where did you buy your neoprene gloves ? I really need something like this . Brand ? Yes I do have an ( several ) inner gloves already. I look forward to the neoprene...
11-16-17, 11:45 PM
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Views: 763
Posted By Northwestrider

Oh well, thanks . I had hope anyway :-)

Oh well, thanks . I had hope anyway :-)
11-16-17, 07:53 PM
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Views: 3,336
Posted By Northwestrider

I have had just one flat with Schwalbe Marathon...

I have had just one flat with Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tires . They area not cheap, but considering I have a bit over 13,000 miles on them , IMO they are worth the cost .
11-16-17, 07:47 PM
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Views: 763
Posted By Northwestrider

Hands

My hands are the only area I consistently have a problem with during winter. Cold temps alone are not a problem here in the Northwest, but temps at around 40F combined with rain, turn my hands into...
07-05-17, 11:50 PM
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Views: 3,563
Posted By Northwestrider

Well I never wear cycling shoes, as for other...

Well I never wear cycling shoes, as for other items, long sleeved light weight shirts , long pants . For my face , I'll wear a light weight mask like seen on many motorcyclists in Thailand, and I...
05-24-17, 11:41 AM
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Views: 2,497
Posted By Northwestrider

I complained to my Dermatologist recently...

I complained to my Dermatologist recently regarding saddle sores, he recommended Petroleum Jelly as GravelMN had suggested . I know it is never sold in Bike Shops , is there a reason ? Profit or...
08-11-16, 10:20 PM
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Views: 1,859
Posted By Northwestrider

dental floss

dental floss
Forum: Touring
08-11-16, 10:16 PM
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Views: 13,707
Posted By Northwestrider

I've seen one cyclist with one while in Montana...

I've seen one cyclist with one while in Montana this year . I ride with a baseball hat ( top button removed ) over an over sized bandana that keeps the sun off completely , neck and ears as well ....
Forum: Touring
08-11-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By Northwestrider

Cranberry Junction BC , I thought I'd find some...

Cranberry Junction BC , I thought I'd find some bit of activity / civilization , but there was none, nothing . I was welcomed there by more mosquitoes and black flies than I'd ever seen before as...
Forum: Foo
08-11-16, 10:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,698
Posted By Northwestrider

Fresh peas

Fresh peas
Forum: Touring
08-09-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By Northwestrider

The vast majority of hotels will allow you to...

The vast majority of hotels will allow you to keep your bike in your room. The few that don't had , what I considered fairly secure storage . Just keep your chain away from the drapes ( for example )...
08-07-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,605
Posted By Northwestrider

BTW there is a wide variety of chain quality and...

BTW there is a wide variety of chain quality and price . I doubt your LBS took you as badly as you may think .
08-07-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,605
Posted By Northwestrider

Learn to replace a chain yourself , there are...

Learn to replace a chain yourself , there are plenty of video's on youtube describing the simple procedure. It'll likely wet your appetite for more bike projects as well .
08-07-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By Northwestrider

burke gilman trail is ok , and as fietsbob said...

burke gilman trail is ok , and as fietsbob said the ferries are a nice way to see a few areas , you will take one when you go to Lopez
08-05-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,942
Posted By Northwestrider

At that speed, just take the lane, IMO it's way...

At that speed, just take the lane, IMO it's way safer .
07-28-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,983
Posted By Northwestrider

I've just been using WD 40 sprayed on, wiped off...

I've just been using WD 40 sprayed on, wiped off with a paper towel, I dispose of the towel in the garbage can .
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,432
Posted By Northwestrider

The one you wear .

The one you wear .
07-24-16, 08:05 PM
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Views: 2,716
Posted By Northwestrider

Shift up a couple of gears. Then hold your...

Shift up a couple of gears. Then hold your handle bars with your hands fairly wide apart, then stand up. IMO you'll find it not difficult.
07-16-16, 09:28 PM
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Views: 6,049
Posted By Northwestrider

A lot more than you were likely thinking it would...

A lot more than you were likely thinking it would be . Upgrades cost .
07-15-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By Northwestrider

+ 1

+ 1
07-15-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,851
Posted By Northwestrider

Yes, and flashlights were available then as they...

Yes, and flashlights were available then as they are now .
07-14-16, 10:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,851
Posted By Northwestrider

Yes they do in my area , but I'm old enough to...

Yes they do in my area , but I'm old enough to remember as a kid , many of us didn't . Back then it was a matter of short term poverty . No consideration for long term pain if you don't have the...
Forum: Touring
07-14-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Northwestrider

Then again maybe your looking for a reason to get...

Then again maybe your looking for a reason to get a new bike :) I can understand that as well :thumb:
Forum: Touring
07-14-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Northwestrider

I have a LHT , I like it . But I see no reason...

I have a LHT , I like it . But I see no reason the bike you've mentioned wouldn't work very well on a tour. I'd prefer it to accept wider tires perhaps , as i like touring on dirt roads quite a bit ....
07-14-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,698
Posted By Northwestrider

I'm convinced , I'm going to give this M spirits...

I'm convinced , I'm going to give this M spirits a try when cleaning my chain next time. Who says old dogs can't learn new tricks .
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,747
Posted By Northwestrider

Bingo , you've won not only a new helmet with...

Bingo , you've won not only a new helmet with change left over, but a new conversation piece at a bar .
Forum: Touring
07-14-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Northwestrider

It sounds like you think it would be great , so...

It sounds like you think it would be great , so I'm rather sure it is . As long as you can put or rig a rear pannier and not have heel strike issues , bingo , you have your touring bike .
07-14-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 28,771
Posted By Northwestrider

Always in my handle bar bag , well cushioned with...

Always in my handle bar bag , well cushioned with a spare set of gloves or bandanna . I usually can hear if it rings .
Forum: Touring
07-14-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,618
Posted By Northwestrider

I'm considering Iceland or Finland for next...

I'm considering Iceland or Finland for next summers tour, I'm enjoying this tread .
07-14-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By Northwestrider

Yes +1 on there being no real limit , your mind...

Yes +1 on there being no real limit , your mind will let you know. Stop just before the riding is not enjoyable. Your body will tell you if there is an issue with your bike fit .
07-14-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,147
Posted By Northwestrider

I haven't stopped . BTW in my area it seems to me...

I haven't stopped . BTW in my area it seems to me that road rage against cyclists is actually less today than it was 50 years ago .
Forum: Touring
07-13-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,618
Posted By Northwestrider

I thought I had seen black flies before ( Canada...

I thought I had seen black flies before ( Canada ) but nothing in the numbers shown . Yes avoiding lakes seems like a good plan . I look forward to more updates .
Forum: Touring
07-13-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,618
Posted By Northwestrider

Well your update sure answered the question about...

Well your update sure answered the question about bugs . arrgghh black flies are worse than mosquitoes by far , especially in those numbers . Glad for you that they seemed to be in a fairly limited...
07-13-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,250
Posted By Northwestrider

He likely lost his will to eat after a couple of...

He likely lost his will to eat after a couple of days .
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