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06-14-19, 03:37 AM
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Posted By kingston

Velomine has this set...

Velomine has this set (http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=122_362&products_id=4942) that's basic but functional

Rose has several decent rim brake heelsets...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By kingston

Voler Black Label and PI Pro are there best...

Voler Black Label and PI Pro are there best endurance chamois I have used. I haven't tried everything of course. I have a pair of the Boure Elite bibs that are supposed to be designed for long...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,401
Posted By kingston

This is pretty much why I don't worry too much...

This is pretty much why I don't worry too much about how light my bikes are. I have no idea what my FTP is, but I'm fairly certain I'd fall into the "No" category.

That said, there's nothing wrong...
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Views: 2,348
Posted By kingston

On the brevets I ride most people still run tubes...

On the brevets I ride most people still run tubes for exactly the reasons joewein describes.
Replies: 13
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Posted By kingston

You might consider attempting a 24 hour 600k or a...

You might consider attempting a 24 hour 600k or a 24 hour race first to see if you can do it. I can ride a 300k at about the same pace as your double, but I have never been able to come even close to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,401
Posted By kingston

I stopped thinking about bike parts as an...

I stopped thinking about bike parts as an investment a while ago. If it makes me happy, I just buy it. You gotta spend your money on something.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,401
Posted By kingston

Since you've already reached the point of extreme...

Since you've already reached the point of extreme diminishing marginal returns, you're going to have to spend a lot to get a little. I would do it if having a light bike was important to me, but my...
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By kingston

One just sold in Chicago for $650 ...

One just sold in Chicago for $650
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1171576-1990-miyata-1000lt.html
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Views: 704
Posted By kingston

I use one of these little hatclip lights...

I use one of these little hatclip lights...
05-17-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,121
Posted By kingston

Well that is embarrassing. My sincerest apologies

Well that is embarrassing. My sincerest apologies
05-17-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,121
Posted By kingston

As I said, my intent was correct the...

As I said, my intent was correct the mis-information in your original post not to be helpful to you. I guess it's not surprising that you were offended by that. Thank you for your feedback on my...
05-17-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,121
Posted By kingston

The fact that the VO headsets come with a split...

The fact that the VO headsets come with a split crown race is not an opinion, and I'm not posting for your benefit since you already have a different crown race. I'm posting for anyone else who might...
05-17-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,121
Posted By kingston

You were making factually incorrect claims. I'm...

You were making factually incorrect claims. I'm sorry you thought it was rude.
05-17-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,121
Posted By kingston

Your fork had nothing to do with it. Installation...

Your fork had nothing to do with it. Installation instructions for the split crown race were included with my VO headset, so I assume they were with yours too. Apparently your mechanic isn't as...
05-17-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,121
Posted By kingston

It's not broken. It's a split race.

It's not broken. It's a split race.
05-17-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,666
Posted By kingston

My guess is that the vast majority of cyclists...

My guess is that the vast majority of cyclists keep very little spare parts inventory beyond a spare tube. I know plenty of people who don't do any of their own maintenance and take the bike to the...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,466
Posted By kingston

I'm done buying bikes that don't have rim brakes...

I'm done buying bikes that don't have rim brakes and a triple, so there's my vote.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,561
Posted By kingston

I agree. I've been searching for used bikes on CL...

I agree. I've been searching for used bikes on CL and haven't found anything near that nice for under $250.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,561
Posted By kingston

We don't have any bike co-ops on the north-shore...

We don't have any bike co-ops on the north-shore of Chicago. I'll probably just end up buying something off craigslist.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,561
Posted By kingston

I've got nothing against a used bike. I've been...

I've got nothing against a used bike. I've been riding the same beater-commuter since I graduated college in 1992. I just came across that raleigh in my search and thought I'd share it here.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,561
Posted By kingston

According to the Amazon reviews, everything about...

According to the Amazon reviews, everything about that raleigh tourist is super cheap. My daughter is moving off campus and needs a bike the last two years of college, so I've been looking for...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,561
Posted By kingston

The Raleigh Tourist...

The Raleigh Tourist (https://www.raleighusa.com/tourist) seems to check a lot of your boxes and it's only $250 right now.
05-11-19, 09:54 AM
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Views: 156,263
Posted By kingston

I liked my Aspin so much when it was new that I...

I liked my Aspin so much when it was new that I got an Aravis for another bike. What you call broken in I call worn out. I don't think it's that comfortable anymore, so I'm still trying to decide if...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,561
Posted By kingston

My coaster brake works great if that's a concern...

My coaster brake works great if that's a concern of yours. Regarding that priority, I wouldn't have a commuter without fenders, and belt drive seems like a gimmick to me. Chains last a long time on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,431
Posted By kingston

I never noticed that I had to do this until I got...

I never noticed that I had to do this until I got a compact crank a few years ago. It came with my first set of brifters, which are campagnolo, and I still think it's annoying.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,561
Posted By kingston

My commute is a little over a mile to the train...

My commute is a little over a mile to the train station. I ride a beach cruiser (https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VxFIGJb2Z3Q/VuNPTl-MfBI/AAAAAAAAnRM/DXgGeFE_kKMYgeQivJhrNOkNh3iPx8Btw/s1600/IMG_0196.JPG)...
05-09-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,485
Posted By kingston

Got me thinking maybe I could do the same thing...

Got me thinking maybe I could do the same thing with p-clips, but then it would be a big hassle to remove the bag from the bike.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,053
Posted By kingston

For commuting I like a rain jacket that fits a...

For commuting I like a rain jacket that fits a little large so I can wear it over other jackets depending on the weather. I also like to wear rain pants and waterproof boots when it rains and all...
Forum: Touring
05-09-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By kingston

We took the Badger for the Mac & Cheese 1,200k...

We took the Badger for the Mac & Cheese 1,200k (http://www.macandcheese1200k.org/) last summer from Manitowoc to Ludington, then rode through the UP back to our cars from Ludington to Manitowoc.
05-09-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,485
Posted By kingston

I bought a VO first. It's not adjustable and...

I bought a VO first. It's not adjustable and didn't fit on my bike, so I sold it and got Mark's rack. Since my bag is also supported by the decaleur, and I run a front fender, I don't feel the need...
05-09-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,957
Posted By kingston

What do you do with the sit bone measurements...

What do you do with the sit bone measurements when you have them? I have never measured my sit bones, but I have ridden a lot of different saddles and have not personally observed much correlation...
05-09-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By kingston

both too small This calculator...

both too small

This calculator (https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp) should help you figure out what size frame you need. I would guess somewhere in the 54-56...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By kingston

I'm always amazed at how little I get for used...

I'm always amazed at how little I get for used bikes when I sell them vs. how high the prices are on craigslist.
05-08-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,089
Posted By kingston

I don't generally see the need for carbon fiber...

I don't generally see the need for carbon fiber anything, but I do two have two bikes with carbon forks, because I liked everything else about the bikes and they came with carbon forks. It's been...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,210
Posted By kingston

The Nashbar is better than both of those bikes....

The Nashbar is better than both of those bikes. Chains, cassettes, cables and housing are consumables, so you'll need to replace those on any bike from time to time. You could source those parts for...
05-08-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By kingston

I get the same emails from AMain too. Digital...

I get the same emails from AMain too. Digital marketing is kind of important for online retailers, so I'm sure they will get it sorted out eventually.
05-07-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By kingston

That was an april fools day joke...

That was an april fools day joke (https://janheine.wordpress.com/2018/04/01/compass-introduces-quintuple-cranks/) last year.
05-07-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,321
Posted By kingston

What's it called when people use it on their...

What's it called when people use it on their bicycle chain?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 25,117
Posted By kingston

I've just been using ordinary jagwire housing and...

I've just been using ordinary jagwire housing and don't have any problems with the stopping power. My issue is with the noise, rubbing and general finickiness of the BB7's. Perhaps my standards for...
05-06-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,249
Posted By kingston

I think she told me she's putting 12-36 on her...

I think she told me she's putting 12-36 on her new bike. She went with sram specifically because the rd's can handle big cassettes.
05-06-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,462
Posted By kingston

The amount of money I'll spend on cycling is for...

The amount of money I'll spend on cycling is for all intents-and-purposes unconstrained. I've never added it up, but I would guess it's several thousand dollars a year all-in. I don't buy complete...
05-06-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,249
Posted By kingston

Wide-ratio cassettes are pretty common in the...

Wide-ratio cassettes are pretty common in the randonneuring crowd. The pace starts to drop off a bit as the rides get longer so big gears aren't that important for most people.

I rode a a compact...
05-06-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By kingston

Roger Musson has plans for one in his book. I use...

Roger Musson has plans for one in his book. I use poker chips for my dishing tool.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 25,117
Posted By kingston

In actual fact, my commuter has a coaster brake...

In actual fact, my commuter has a coaster brake and my townie has drum brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 25,117
Posted By kingston

We have had very different experiences. I have...

We have had very different experiences. I have BB7's on the bike I have used for randonneuring for that last 7 seasons so it has a lot of miles on it in all kinds of weather. The front brake always...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 25,117
Posted By kingston

For a commuter, where weight isn't really that...

For a commuter, where weight isn't really that important, I'd go drums over disks every time. Drum brakes work well enough in all weather and require a tiny fraction of the maintenance of disks.
05-02-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,959
Posted By kingston

How long does that take? I'm on my second fifty...

How long does that take? I'm on my second fifty pound bag in three seasons and haven't noticed anything yet.
05-02-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,113
Posted By kingston

I have three of those HF cycle trees. The one in...

I have three of those HF cycle trees. The one in the garage is the old style that I've had for 15 years or so. They each have 6 bikes on them. I haven't found a better way to keep as many bikes in as...
05-01-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By kingston

I always put a hitch receiver on my cars for the...

I always put a hitch receiver on my cars for the bike rack.
05-01-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,033
Posted By kingston

I have literally not washed a single garment...

I have literally not washed a single garment since I got married over 20 years ago.
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