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Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,813
Posted By devianb

Given that my commute is only 5 miles round trip...

Given that my commute is only 5 miles round trip a flat is a rare occurrence.
06-14-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 928
Posted By devianb

Time Trial style frames and aero integrated...

Time Trial style frames and aero integrated parts....
06-14-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By devianb

Never made my own, but I always mixed the powder...

Never made my own, but I always mixed the powder with a little more water and some lemonade or juice.
06-07-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,517
Posted By devianb

Everything is more expensive.

Everything is more expensive.
06-01-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,350
Posted By devianb

I don't have a recommendation, but I take a...

I don't have a recommendation, but I take a weight penalty to have my drinks ice cold. I use a 21oz. Hydro Flask....
06-01-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By devianb

I just recently started watching NorCal Cycling...

I just recently started watching NorCal Cycling Videos after being in my suggested column for a couple weeks. I really like the race commentary.
05-24-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By devianb

GCN GCN Tech GMBN GMBN Tech Seth's Bike...

GCN
GCN Tech
GMBN
GMBN Tech
Seth's Bike Hacks
The Vegan Cyclist
Veloharmony
Zach Gallardo
Kev Central
05-24-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,802
Posted By devianb

I find it odd Aldi would sell a bike stand.

I find it odd Aldi would sell a bike stand.
05-14-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,599
Posted By devianb

Mine are pretty much horizontal with no angle.

Mine are pretty much horizontal with no angle.
05-07-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,742
Posted By devianb

I used to do Clif Bars and fig bars but I get...

I used to do Clif Bars and fig bars but I get tired of sweets all the time on rides so lately I have been getting munchies crackers, usually the Cheetos flavor.
04-30-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,965
Posted By devianb

When I'm in the country side I will make zombie...

When I'm in the country side I will make zombie sounds at the horses and cows to see if they react.
04-30-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,306
Posted By devianb

39.9mph was the fastest I ever achieved on flat...

39.9mph was the fastest I ever achieved on flat land. Didn't feel out of control so I have not experienced a limit on flats or up hills. Descents on the other hand make me nervous at times,...
04-14-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,322
Posted By devianb

30mph winds I only do KOM attempts within a 5...

30mph winds I only do KOM attempts within a 5 mile radius of my home. I will ride up to 25mph gusts, but only perpendicular to wind and I still won't stray too far out from city. The rural areas...
04-04-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,826
Posted By devianb

KOMs make me nervous because it is only a matter...

KOMs make me nervous because it is only a matter of time before you are knocked off. One time I got a KOM on a segment and not even 24 hours later I was bumped down. Next day went back to reclaim...
03-28-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,790
Posted By devianb

My only experience with drop bars was when I was...

My only experience with drop bars was when I was a teenager when I borrowed my mom's road bike. Even then I never used the drop portion. Up until 2013 I had used flat or riser bars. Once I started...
03-23-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,519
Posted By devianb

I don't go anywhere on vacation. It is the only...

I don't go anywhere on vacation. It is the only way I can get in any rides longer than 60 miles and have a full rest day.
03-23-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,219
Posted By devianb

This is what I do, but I will rock side to side...

This is what I do, but I will rock side to side if I feel like I won't make it up the hill.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,210
Posted By devianb

At the moment potholes. So many of them after...

At the moment potholes. So many of them after the subzero temps and ice. I can't even go down my favorite roads anymore without riding down the center.
03-10-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 713
Posted By devianb

I mostly browse this forum at work while on...

I mostly browse this forum at work while on break, occasionally home. Most of the topics I don't have anything to add that hasn't already been said. Other times I take so long to figure out what I...
03-03-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,601
Posted By devianb

My favorite hobbies: Cars Cycling Lego...

My favorite hobbies:
Cars
Cycling
Lego building
Model Railroading
Wood working
Making custom cardboard storage boxes

All of my hobbies seem to require hundreds to thousands of dollars a...
02-21-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,186
Posted By devianb

I only stretch when I am in bed. I figure that...

I only stretch when I am in bed. I figure that is enough for the day.
02-21-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,440
Posted By devianb

If nothing else is wrong with the bike, that...

If nothing else is wrong with the bike, that would me bother me enough to make it straight.
Forum: Commuting
02-07-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By devianb

I am biased towards flat bar style shifters,...

I am biased towards flat bar style shifters, mainly because I like the integrated brake/shifter combo and long pull leverage. My hand position is near the elbows and I brake with my middle,index,...
02-02-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,385
Posted By devianb

I am totally content with having a total of 3...

I am totally content with having a total of 3 bicycles maximum, but I have 4. I only have the 4th because I acquired one for free. Each one is different enough to justify keeping plus I have the...
01-24-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,660
Posted By devianb

These two. ...

These two.
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01-24-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,615
Posted By devianb

I worked. Didn't want to ride my bike to work...

I worked. Didn't want to ride my bike to work being 3 degrees outside, but car battery was too weak. On ride home fell off my bike on an icy hill. Fantastic day all around.
01-22-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,563
Posted By devianb

I bought an extra tall 33oz one to fit in extra...

I bought an extra tall 33oz one to fit in extra bottle cage for summer use, but haven't used it yet other than for testing purposes. I normally use my thermos and refill it or use sports drink...
01-08-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,356
Posted By devianb

Id kill for some mountains since I am a climber. ...

Id kill for some mountains since I am a climber. Here in Central Illinois its all flat with nothing to see but farmland until you reach some rivers where the terrain finally gets interesting.
01-08-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,440
Posted By devianb

I like to do the monthly Strava Challenges;...

I like to do the monthly Strava Challenges; 1250km distance, 100km Gran Fondo, and 8000M Elevation Climb. Most of the time I ride for top end speed and distance. Other than mph, I don't look at any...
01-01-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,575
Posted By devianb

I would like to get more rides in before 8am. I...

I would like to get more rides in before 8am. I have conflicting hobbies that require daylight hours. I usually get up around 10am and don't get rolling till about noon or 1pm. I want to do long...
12-21-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,878
Posted By devianb

I have done 13 century rides on a Leader LD515...

I have done 13 century rides on a Leader LD515 Mountain bike. 1x9 setup, 48T chainring and 11/32 cassette. First century was on 700x35 Kenda Kwest Tires. Rest were on either 700x28 or 700x25 Freedom...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 6,688
Posted By devianb

I like cars so I'm not giving up mine. If I...

I like cars so I'm not giving up mine. If I become too old or disabled to drive I can see giving up the car.
12-01-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,121
Posted By devianb

I'd like to get a 50T narrow wide chainring and...

I'd like to get a 50T narrow wide chainring and some spare tubes.
12-01-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By devianb

My lightest bike is 21lbs, my heaviest is 28lbs,...

My lightest bike is 21lbs, my heaviest is 28lbs, but it was once 35lbs. Id prefer anything under 25lbs as I have to lug it up and down stairs every ride.
12-01-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,647
Posted By devianb

Strava.

Strava.
11-26-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,674
Posted By devianb

I only hate my bicycle(s) when I develop a...

I only hate my bicycle(s) when I develop a problem mid ride that can't be resolved until I get home. Once such instance was a pedal bolt coming loose causing a clicking sound with every full...
10-29-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,038
Posted By devianb

Phone: Front right pocket Wallet: Don't carry...

Phone: Front right pocket
Wallet: Don't carry it on rides, front left on commutes
Keys: Right rear pocket
Misc: Front left pocket
Forum: Commuting
10-26-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,990
Posted By devianb

Single Speed until the first snow fall, then it...

Single Speed until the first snow fall, then it is my mtb.https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/44024303291_772b742178_c_a4a8e5424f1e638e11802a9173b8e99e46af737c.jpg
10-17-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,179
Posted By devianb

I hate riding at night. I'm either too hot or...

I hate riding at night. I'm either too hot or can't stay warm. Hands always cold no matter what. Riding in snow is a huge hassle after cars have made tracks in it and then freezes after rain. ...
10-12-18, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By devianb

Looks good, like Smokey and the Bandit style for...

Looks good, like Smokey and the Bandit style for a bicycle.
10-12-18, 12:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,496
Posted By devianb

I have that one too and like it a lot. I...

I have that one too and like it a lot. I installed an external 1/8 npt air gauge to my floor pump so I don't use it that often.
Forum: Commuting
09-07-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,693
Posted By devianb

I used to carry one all the time because of "just...

I used to carry one all the time because of "just in case." Never once had to use it while out riding.
09-06-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 625
Posted By devianb

Copy that, although in my case it is those ice...

Copy that, although in my case it is those ice cream drumsticks. My equation is (N+1) ≤ (Sum N+1 Storage space).
09-04-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,821
Posted By devianb

Garage is the ideal place for them. Easy to...

Garage is the ideal place for them. Easy to access and room to work on them. I don't have a garage and the shed outside isn't large enough so I keep my bicycles in the basement. Keeping a bike in...
08-27-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,314
Posted By devianb

I have been using the same Kendal Blue grease...

I have been using the same Kendal Blue grease that I use for my car on my bicycles.
08-27-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,931
Posted By devianb

I repainted both of my commuting bicycles...

I repainted both of my commuting bicycles recently. I scratched the fork on one of them not less than 24 hours and I didn't even ride it yet.
08-06-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,149
Posted By devianb

I think you are straddling the line between bike...

I think you are straddling the line between bike hoarder and collector. As long as you have a place to store them without them being in the way I don't see a problem.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,490
Posted By devianb

My phone has a rubber cover and I keep it stored...

My phone has a rubber cover and I keep it stored on my right side.
07-24-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By devianb

In my dreams I am riding to some place while...

In my dreams I am riding to some place while taking photos along the way, which is what I do in real life. The only difference is the places in my dreams are locations I have never been or seen...
07-07-18, 11:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,779
Posted By devianb

I don't mind black as long as its not flat, which...

I don't mind black as long as its not flat, which always looks like it is in a perpetual state of dirtyness. Not to deviate from the original topic, but when did black become the standard default...
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