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07-16-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,136
Posted By Hit Factor

Not where I work. But we have lots of hot pipes,...

Not where I work. But we have lots of hot pipes, some of the craft management companies require long sleeves for safety reasons. The Carhartt shirt is available as both short and long sleeve. I...
07-16-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,136
Posted By Hit Factor

I like the Carhartt Force flagman shirts,...

I like the Carhartt Force flagman shirts, inexpensive as well. https://www.carhartt.com/product/100493/force-color-enhanced-short-sleeve-t-shirt
06-18-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,654
Posted By Hit Factor

Upgraded from a couple of the FitBit models to a...

Upgraded from a couple of the FitBit models to a Garmin Fenix 6. Tons of features, and I like that. Battery life was the main driving factor to upgrade (fitbit had just hours of battery life, Fenix...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By Hit Factor

The change was some time ago (1980s?). Goal was...

The change was some time ago (1980s?). Goal was to prevent kids from sniffing the glue.

Maybe I'm just no good at it.
05-08-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By Hit Factor

My wife likes Hi-Lyte, add it to water....

My wife likes Hi-Lyte, add it to water. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MXDAHIB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

She said it relieved leg cramps the very first day. Her...
05-07-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By Hit Factor

This is what I use -...

This is what I use - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0832D9DMW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By Hit Factor

Since the glue was changed in patch kits, I...

Since the glue was changed in patch kits, I haven't had much luck with them. I carry a new spare tube. I still have a patch kit in the bag, as a last resort. To answer the question, yes, I would...
05-06-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By Hit Factor

I use the Ride with GPS app (full support for...

I use the Ride with GPS app (full support for Varia) and it can be very loud. I also have a Fenix 6 watch, and it vibrates when the radar picks up a vehicle.
05-05-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,309
Posted By Hit Factor

That's hardly news anymore, it's a matter of when...

That's hardly news anymore, it's a matter of when the next breach happens, not if. You need to protect yourself, use unique passwords, strong passwords, limit what info you give the app. You don't...
05-05-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,309
Posted By Hit Factor

I use Ride with GPS (excellent route builder), it...

I use Ride with GPS (excellent route builder), it ties in with Garmin Connect (Garmin Fenix 6, speed sensor, cadence sensor, HRM strap) and Strava. Map my ride was not helpful, even though I use...
04-30-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,940
Posted By Hit Factor

Bluebook value is under $1K ...

Bluebook value is under $1K https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/3034439/
04-29-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Hit Factor

Looks like the rear tire might need to be...

Looks like the rear tire might need to be replaced. Not sure what the line (top and middle pics) is I see, it goes around circumferentially.
04-28-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Hit Factor

Take a look at the quad lock system. Those use...

Take a look at the quad lock system. Those use o-rings like the Garmin. They have many options for mounting.

https://www.quadlockcase.com/
Replies: 53
Views: 3,279
Posted By Hit Factor

Looks like Garmin makes an external battery pack...

Looks like Garmin makes an external battery pack for the 820: Garmin Charge™ Power Pack PART NUMBER 010-12562-00
Replies: 53
Views: 3,279
Posted By Hit Factor

I have 6 or 8 packs for various uses and none of...

I have 6 or 8 packs for various uses and none of them turn off on low current draw. None of them are what I would characterize as bigger, not sure I would want or need one that's bigger on my bike. ...
Replies: 53
Views: 3,279
Posted By Hit Factor

I have a USB battery pack in a top bar bag. I can...

I have a USB battery pack in a top bar bag. I can run a cable to my phone/lights/radar if their batteries are running low. I don't know if that would work for a 820.

Here is an example, there are...
Replies: 53
Views: 3,279
Posted By Hit Factor

I have a Garmin RTL515,...

I have a Garmin RTL515, https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/698001

Up to 16 hours of runtime, but the really neat part, is it has radar. The radar notifies you of cars approaching from the rear.
...
Forum: Foo
04-22-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,424
Posted By Hit Factor

I have heard of accounts being closed for claims...

I have heard of accounts being closed for claims of item not received, asking sellers to falsify customs information, using a credit card company to dispute purchases (opposed to eBay resolution...
04-21-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By Hit Factor

I don't see where a certificate could hurt your...

I don't see where a certificate could hurt your career. You might learn something along the way. Might help with insurance premiums.
04-20-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,723
Posted By Hit Factor

I do this 3 or 4 times a week. My equipment is...

I do this 3 or 4 times a week. My equipment is assorted dumbbells and a bench.
Sets Reps Weight
Bench Press 2 20 30
Toe Raise 2 20 30
1 Arm Row 2 20 30
Shoulder...
04-20-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,297
Posted By Hit Factor

1. How old are you? - 60 2. Fitness level on...

1. How old are you?
- 60
2. Fitness level on a scale of 1-10
- V02 Max is 44, top 10% for men in my age range.
3. Cycling skill, 1-10
- 6
4. Typical riding conditions?
- Daylight, not...
Forum: Foo
04-14-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,454
Posted By Hit Factor

My wife and I both received our second moderna...

My wife and I both received our second moderna yesterday. Went on a 20 mile ride with a fierce west headwind in the afternoon, it felt good.

This morning she texted me to say she was sore and too...
04-12-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,790
Posted By Hit Factor

I have a trek Checkpoint SL 5 (gravel) and a...

I have a trek Checkpoint SL 5 (gravel) and a Marlin 7 (MTB). Those two bikes are all I need. I'll be selling off my hybrid and cruiser.
04-11-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,484
Posted By Hit Factor

Sounds a lot like us. We like Muskegon, Michigan...

Sounds a lot like us. We like Muskegon, Michigan and Xenia, Ohio.
04-10-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Hit Factor

That's how I do it, but without the doodad!

That's how I do it, but without the doodad!
04-05-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,869
Posted By Hit Factor

Mounted to the stem using a quad lock.

Mounted to the stem using a quad lock.
03-31-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,526
Posted By Hit Factor

We like Ride with GPS, my wife and I have...

We like Ride with GPS, my wife and I have separate annual subscriptions. Most of our vacations have a cycling element to them. So it's a big help in unfamiliar areas.

It also integrates with...
03-31-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,469
Posted By Hit Factor

Christmas 2019 I was darn near 300 pounds. Today...

Christmas 2019 I was darn near 300 pounds. Today I weighed in at 198 pounds. Counting and recording every calorie (MyFitnessPal) and walking when my FitBit told me to is how I started. Up and down...
03-25-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By Hit Factor

Maybe some of the info in this thread is...

Maybe some of the info in this thread is relevant, https://www.bikeforums.net/21936572-post1.html.
03-22-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,359
Posted By Hit Factor

What did you end up doing? Did you get about 3...

What did you end up doing? Did you get about 3 MPH faster?
03-09-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,242
Posted By Hit Factor

Good idea on the Official thread. I think...

Good idea on the Official thread.

I think you can click the report post button and ask the moderator to rename this thread.
Forum: Northeast
03-04-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Hit Factor

No shame in calling for a ride. I applaud your...

No shame in calling for a ride. I applaud your zealous spirit.

The cold weather has limited my rides to 8-20 miles. Next week the forecast hits the 50s. But I'm not sure there is enough light...
03-02-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,980
Posted By Hit Factor

I should have mentioned I put on the 40mm...

I should have mentioned I put on the 40mm SCHWALBE Marathon Supreme HS 469.
03-02-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,980
Posted By Hit Factor

I just changed out the OEM tires on My SL 5, same...

I just changed out the OEM tires on My SL 5, same as your SL 7tires. With SCHWALBE Marathon Supreme HS 469 and I can unequivocally say, it is the OEM tire causing the pulling into the turns.

My...
03-01-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,913
Posted By Hit Factor

I prefer to ride with my wife. The two of us is...

I prefer to ride with my wife. The two of us is the biggest group I've ridden with.
03-01-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,356
Posted By Hit Factor

No, I did not. I move around on this saddle,...

No, I did not.

I move around on this saddle, depending on where I grip the handlebar.

You can always sell a lightly used saddle, no need to feel stuck. You might loose a couple bucks in the...
02-27-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,242
Posted By Hit Factor

I run into that occasionally. Usually after I...

I run into that occasionally. Usually after I have had the rear wheel off. One or two clicks on the cable tension adjuster takes care of it (keep track in your mind which way you moved it and how...
02-27-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,468
Posted By Hit Factor

For me it was the Police Academy.

For me it was the Police Academy.
02-25-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 210,027
Posted By Hit Factor

Me too, I drill out my rims and buy Schrader...

Me too, I drill out my rims and buy Schrader valve tubes.

Just bought a Checkpoint SL5, transferred over the accessories from the Checkpoint AL3.

Also bought a Garmin Varia radar. Vision in my...
02-25-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,163
Posted By Hit Factor

Same experience here, I have a Verve 3 and put on...

Same experience here, I have a Verve 3 and put on Continental Terra Speed 40mm, night and day difference from the OEM tire.
02-25-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,468
Posted By Hit Factor

If running was my only option for exercise I...

If running was my only option for exercise I wouldn't get any, hate it. I'm 60, and running is harder on me.
02-25-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,356
Posted By Hit Factor

No numbness - that's what I was trying to solve. ...

No numbness - that's what I was trying to solve. Tipping the nose down and lowering the saddle were the last mechanical adjustments.

Standing up and taking the pressure off for 15-30 seconds...
02-25-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,356
Posted By Hit Factor

I still like the saddle, no plans on making a...

I still like the saddle, no plans on making a change. At the end of last season I was riding metric centuries. Old man winter is just now releasing his grip on Michigan, looking forward to riding...
02-24-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,945
Posted By Hit Factor

In summary, take it out. Preferably in a...

In summary, take it out. Preferably in a location that is safe and convenient.

If you are running tubeless, follow the Manufacturers guidance for sealant maintenance.

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02-23-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,945
Posted By Hit Factor

I want to repair under my terms, in my shop. Not...

I want to repair under my terms, in my shop. Not on the side of a road or some other time I did not chose.
02-23-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,980
Posted By Hit Factor

You could try adjusting the horizontal sliding...

You could try adjusting the horizontal sliding dropout, from the pic it looks like you have it all the way forward. Longer wheelbase = more stable.
Forum: Northeast
02-22-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Hit Factor

I just looked at google maps (not streetview) to...

I just looked at google maps (not streetview) to refresh my memory. From Town to Thicket Hill doesn't have much shoulder on 119. It looked like there was a fog line all the way to Brattleboro. I...
02-21-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,813
Posted By Hit Factor

Counting my wife's bikes, 6. I have two gravel...

Counting my wife's bikes, 6. I have two gravel bikes (one is for sale) and a hybrid. My wife has nice carbon fiber road bike, an 20 yr old Cannondale road bike (lives on the trainer) and a hybrid.
Forum: Northeast
02-21-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Hit Factor

I was a Police Officer in Hinsdale for a few...

I was a Police Officer in Hinsdale for a few years. 63 had little to no shoulder and light traffic. 119 from Hinsdale to Brattleboro will be busy, but it has a full shoulder once you are out of town....
02-20-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,802
Posted By Hit Factor

I'm 60 and have a dumbbell rack and a bench. ...

I'm 60 and have a dumbbell rack and a bench.

Lift every other day, nine simple exercises, 20 reps, 2 sets. Really surprised by the results. Also work the elliptical trainer for 45 minutes 6 or 7...
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