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09-25-22, 06:42 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

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Certainly don't see too many roads like this in Shanghai!
09-25-22, 06:38 AM
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Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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4th consecutive weekend riding metric century or longer...
09-18-22, 07:58 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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09-16-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By The Chemist

There's also cable actuated hydraulic disc...

There's also cable actuated hydraulic disc brakes, where the entire hydraulic system is contained within the brake caliper. Get many of the benefits of hydraulic brakes with the ease of setup of...
09-10-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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09-05-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,416
Posted By The Chemist

Yeah, the OpenRun Pro version is fantastic. Very...

Yeah, the OpenRun Pro version is fantastic. Very good sound quality, plenty loud enough to hear my music even at speed, great battery life, and comfortable enough to wear for hours. No worries about...
09-04-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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09-02-22, 06:46 PM
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Views: 13,416
Posted By The Chemist

I've used many kinds of mirrors too, and I prefer...

I've used many kinds of mirrors too, and I prefer the Varia. Seeing cars further back than you can see in a small mirror (up to 140m - no way you'll see that far back in a tiny 5cm diameter mirror,...
09-01-22, 05:20 PM
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Views: 13,416
Posted By The Chemist

Somebody has definitely never used one. It's a...

Somebody has definitely never used one. It's a great tail light to start with, and once you've actually used the radar functionality you'll realize how much more aware it makes you of your...
09-01-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,437
Posted By The Chemist

Sorry, I thought you had started this thread for...

Sorry, I thought you had started this thread for some reason.

Still, my point about you making insulting comments still stands. Comments like this "Because work done by unskilled laborers making...
09-01-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,437
Posted By The Chemist

Says the guy who started this thread to make...

Says the guy who started this thread to make insulting comments about India. Pot, meet kettle.
09-01-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,340
Posted By The Chemist

Dahon Boardwalk: ...

Dahon Boardwalk:
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Giant FCR3500...
08-14-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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08-09-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,437
Posted By The Chemist

These are definitely the way to go. You get many...

These are definitely the way to go. You get many of the advantages of hydraulic brakes (dual piston, self adjustment, better lever feel) with the ease of setup of cable brakes (no bleeding required!)...
08-07-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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08-07-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,525
Posted By The Chemist

I used to use mirrors, but this year I switched...

I used to use mirrors, but this year I switched to the Garmin Varia radar and I much prefer it.
08-02-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By The Chemist

What's wrong with the gearing ranges? I upgraded...

What's wrong with the gearing ranges? I upgraded to 11 speed from 9 speed, and I got an 11-36 cassette which is basically the same as the 11-32 9 speed cassette I was using previously, but with one...
08-01-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By The Chemist

If the shorts are slipping it sounds like they're...

If the shorts are slipping it sounds like they're too big for you, but yes, bibs do a better job holding everything where it should be. I switched to bibs last year and I'd never want to go back to...
07-30-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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A wet one today! Rode through two separate periods of...
07-27-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 982
Posted By The Chemist

Absolutely not cotton here in Shanghai. It would...

Absolutely not cotton here in Shanghai. It would be absolutely drenched within minutes with the high summer humidity, and not comfortable. Synthetics only here.
07-24-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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07-23-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,110
Posted By The Chemist

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Installed new colour-matching bar tape.
07-23-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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07-23-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,984
Posted By The Chemist

The entire hydraulic system is self contained...

The entire hydraulic system is self contained within the caliper. The cable is run just as you would for a mechanical disc brake, but it is used to pull on he hydraulic master cylinder, which then...
07-22-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By The Chemist

They do. I have both a Rider 420 and a Rider 750...

They do. I have both a Rider 420 and a Rider 750 and I love them both. Bought the 750 so I could get a Varia otherwise I'd probably still just have the 420, but the 750 is (or at least was when new)...
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07-12-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,702
Posted By The Chemist

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07-03-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,702
Posted By The Chemist

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Rode over 220km on my Dahon in the last month, which is the...
07-02-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

Three separate rides today. Two on my Dahon...

Three separate rides today. Two on my Dahon folder (total 31km) and one on my Giant (37km).
06-26-22, 06:49 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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Tough one today. Hot and humid (36 degrees with humidity...
06-23-22, 06:33 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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06-21-22, 11:50 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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06-20-22, 07:26 PM
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Posted By The Chemist

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This bike started as a flat bar road oriented hybrid, but with...
06-20-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,868
Posted By The Chemist

I used to run my tires at maximum pressure, which...

I used to run my tires at maximum pressure, which for my current 700x35 Schwalbe Marathons is 85psi. Over the weekend, however, I decided to try an experiment and drop the pressure to the recommended...
06-19-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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Not too hot today (30 degrees), mostly because it was cloudy.....
06-18-22, 07:07 AM
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Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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With my father having a skin cancer scare last year, I'm...
06-16-22, 06:53 AM
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Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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06-15-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,194
Posted By The Chemist

Here in Shanghai the yearly temperature range is...

Here in Shanghai the yearly temperature range is around 0 degrees C to 38 degrees C, and I ride in all of it.
06-14-22, 06:48 PM
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Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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Comfortable 24 degree evening ride. Also rode 17km at lunch with...
06-13-22, 03:19 AM
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Views: 603
Posted By The Chemist

Giant FCR3500 Hybrid to Gravel-ish Drop Bar Coversion

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc05585_39039288a0c2b0a370639d273c748eb977c1e707.jpgOwned this Giant FCR3500 since it was brand new, 11 years and 25000+km ago. Just...
06-12-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

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Longest ride since February, before our 80 day COVID lockdown...
06-12-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,033
Posted By The Chemist

I just upgraded from V-brakes to cable actuated...

I just upgraded from V-brakes to cable actuated discs (my bike had both V-brake and disk brake mounts on the frame) and I am very impressed. So much easier to install than fully hydraulic brakes...
06-09-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,915
Posted By The Chemist

I certainly wouldn't buy any bicycle that used...

I certainly wouldn't buy any bicycle that used anything other than standardized parts, given how much I enjoy tinkering and changing parts from time to time.
03-22-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By The Chemist

As someone who has used Bryton GPS units (I have...

As someone who has used Bryton GPS units (I have a 420 and 750) for a long time, I can state that their stated battery life is pretty accurate - they should be able to get very close to the quoted...
03-08-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

34km today in beautiful spring sunshine. At 19...

34km today in beautiful spring sunshine. At 19 degrees, it was warm enough to wear my full summer kit for the first time this year, which was nice since summer kit is more comfortable than winter...
03-08-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

Yep, not super useful on busy roads with...

Yep, not super useful on busy roads with separated bike lanes (which are relatively common here in Shanghai) but on lighter traffic roads that may not have protected bike lanes, it's super useful....
03-08-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,451
Posted By The Chemist

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03-06-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,085
Posted By The Chemist

75km on a cool and somewhat blustery day. Looking...

75km on a cool and somewhat blustery day. Looking forward to the warming trend this week with temperatures turning positively springlike in the low 20s by mid-week.

Was nice to try out my new...
03-06-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,452
Posted By The Chemist

I put a set of 28c Schwalbe Marathons on my bike...

I put a set of 28c Schwalbe Marathons on my bike almost exactly a year ago. I've ridden them nearly 10000km, and in that time I've had exactly one flat. That alone is worth the extra price of the...
02-22-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,330
Posted By The Chemist

That too. I live on the 24th floor so I always...

That too. I live on the 24th floor so I always take the elevator and never have to carry the bike, so that's not an issue for me at all.
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