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08-28-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By But its me

These are what I use, Vibrastop gloves...

These are what I use, Vibrastop gloves (https://www.superiorglove.com/en/goatskin-leather-palm-half-finger-vibration-dampening-gloves). Seriously thick padding and made for vibrating equipment...
08-22-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By But its me

I’m partial to Cloudline’s merino wool socks, the...

I’m partial to Cloudline’s merino wool socks, the quarter top medium or light cushion versions for summer and medium cushion hiking socks for rest of year. Work fine for my wide 48+ feet, although I...
07-25-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By But its me

Not sure if it runs on Android, but the iPhone...

Not sure if it runs on Android, but the iPhone Life360 app allows the whole family to track one another. We use the free version, which is limited to 24 hour breadcrumb tracking, but for...
07-10-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,090
Posted By But its me

The IQ-X (100 lux) has a sidelight function,...

The IQ-X (100 lux) has a sidelight function, although not all that bright. Would reflectors be an option? Some tires have reflective sidewalls, such as Schwalbe Marathons. I have a bunch of...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By But its me

I have had the B&M IQ-X, Toplight Line Brake...

I have had the B&M IQ-X, Toplight Line Brake Plus, and SON Edelux II on various bikes over the years. While the Edelux reflector is designed by B&M the light beam itself is much better focused on...
07-03-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By But its me

Try searching for m5 nylon hex socket screws on...

Try searching for m5 nylon hex socket screws on eBay and ample are listed for cheap.
07-02-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By But its me

The little clip is to lock in loose wires to the...

The little clip is to lock in loose wires to the openings, I believe. Confused me for some time as I use the connector lugs and I tossed the instructions.
06-28-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,967
Posted By But its me

Doesn’t solve the wet helmet pad issue, but Halo...

Doesn’t solve the wet helmet pad issue, but Halo headbands (https://store.haloheadband.com/default.asp) at least help funnel away sweat from my eyes. The key is the silicone band. Like Blakcloud I...
06-08-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By But its me

Shikoro tires

I made the switch to 42mm Shikoro tires in March after years of various flavor Marathon tires in 35-38mm. These are on a Soma Saga strictly used for commuting my Clyde self around. Would have loved...
06-02-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,698
Posted By But its me

Thought the former, at minimum is SOP!

Thought the former, at minimum is SOP!
Forum: Foo
04-27-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 990
Posted By But its me

Same here, albeit with a more “hippy” #2. Haven’t...

Same here, albeit with a more “hippy” #2. Haven’t been to a barber in 10 years and I love not needing a comb or brush!
Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,437
Posted By But its me

While I would like to run metal fenders (VO,...

While I would like to run metal fenders (VO, Honjo or otherwise), I stick with SKS Longboards due to the cost and the fact that I sometimes take the bus (or did, pre covid). The bus bike racks are...
03-27-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,656
Posted By But its me

These are what I went with from Zenni...

These are what I went with from Zenni (https://www.zennioptical.com/p/sport-eyeglass-frames/7431?skuId=743121):
...
03-22-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By But its me

I’ll second that, with the caveat that you may...

I’ll second that, with the caveat that you may wish to consider an even wider fender just in case you decide to go with wider tires in the future. Of course, it depends on what your frame can handle.
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By But its me

Soma Saga disc frame no more

Although I ride it as a heavy duty commuter build, with my eventual goal being to repurpose it as a touring ride, I’m bummed to read that Soma Fabrications is discontinuing ...
03-06-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By But its me

When I first installed an IQ-X Front and toplight...

When I first installed an IQ-X Front and toplight rear I went with the provided B&M cord, using additional B&M connectors, and some heat shrink. Having a good Knipex crimper, wire stripper, and...
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By But its me

Perhaps it will draw naysayers, but I have always...

Perhaps it will draw naysayers, but I have always thought of Carter as one of our best presidents. I was a teenager when he became president, and the man struck me as principled, something my now...
02-24-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,140
Posted By But its me

I print labels with allergies, blood type, and...

I print labels with allergies, blood type, and emergency contact inside my helmets. Tried Avery brand washable fabric labels on clothes but then I got lazy. They do seem to hold up to gentle wash...
02-17-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,478
Posted By But its me

Prefer to remain ignorant of the cost over the...

Prefer to remain ignorant of the cost over the years, probably make me cry.

That said, I am cheap!
02-10-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,162
Posted By But its me

I used to run an IQ-X before upgrading to an...

I used to run an IQ-X before upgrading to an Edelux. The output was impressive, but the mounting bracket was a weak point, being plastic. The bracket did not handle below freezing temperatures all...
02-06-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By But its me

Spyre brake swap would be the most cost effective...

Spyre brake swap would be the most cost effective in my mind. You get dual pistons and easily replaced pads, while not going through the whole group swap/upgrade to hydraulic. I run Spyres on my...
01-23-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 966
Posted By But its me

The racks you link to appear to be for frames...

The racks you link to appear to be for frames without threaded dropout mounting points. Your frame appears to have the proper points of mounting at the dropouts and seatstays. I would suggest a more...
01-17-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,456
Posted By But its me

I don't mind pulsing lights, but strobe on the...

I don't mind pulsing lights, but strobe on the front seriously bothers my vision.
12-25-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,998
Posted By But its me

I do a so-so track stand, but find it confuses...

I do a so-so track stand, but find it confuses the heck out of drivers too. Otherwise right foot.
10-30-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,066
Posted By But its me

I went with several of these:...

I went with several of these: https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/dare2b-delineate/137467049/p

Not too tacky and the best part for me, cheap. Liking them so far.

And ye old ball and chain upped my...
10-19-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By But its me

My first fiancé (took a few times to get it...

My first fiancé (took a few times to get it right!) once complained that “you love your bikes more than you love me.”

I did pause to reply.
10-17-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By But its me

Have you tried prying open the case? It has been...

Have you tried prying open the case? It has been a while, but I remember popping apart the battery/rear light (vis360+) to check the weather sealing (not impressed, as an aside). Cannot recall the...
10-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,914
Posted By But its me

Yes, for the sake of your fellow riders no strobe...

Yes, for the sake of your fellow riders no strobe lights at the front!
10-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,196
Posted By But its me

No preference, given I purchase the cheapest...

No preference, given I purchase the cheapest jerseys I can find.
09-25-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,724
Posted By But its me

Bit late to the discussion but what about...

Bit late to the discussion but what about https://www.bikelaw.com
09-25-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,968
Posted By But its me

In today’s distracted driving environment, I find...

In today’s distracted driving environment, I find the mirror helps to give me time for defensive maneuvers. Bit like driving a car and watching the traffic around me for the same behavior. Also...
09-24-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,968
Posted By But its me

Tossing my recommendation in for the Take A Look...

Tossing my recommendation in for the Take A Look mirror, which I attach to the visor of my helmet, doubly securing with some small cable ties. Mirror swings back up under the visor when not in use,...
09-23-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By But its me

SKS Longboards highly recommended with long flaps...

SKS Longboards highly recommended with long flaps (although not bus bike rack friendly).
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,573
Posted By But its me

I have a Velocity USA rear wheel built up with...

I have a Velocity USA rear wheel built up with Chukker rim and ATB disc hub. I run 11 speed road 11-34 cassette without issue. Velocity makes a nice wheel.
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,816
Posted By But its me

I had the Addit on my commuter/tourer for a few...

I had the Addit on my commuter/tourer for a few years. Sturdy rack with round stays, as cyccommute notes. Before this I had an old Blackburn rack with flat stays and they definitely left something...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,836
Posted By But its me

Average 12-13mph. I’m pokey and tote everything...

Average 12-13mph. I’m pokey and tote everything but the kitchen sink.
09-04-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,373
Posted By But its me

I also found Giro shoes to be way too narrow for...

I also found Giro shoes to be way too narrow for my feet. Pretty sure I tried a wider (maybe hv?) version of their shoes but found same issue as you, painfully so. Shimano and Lake (in wide) are all...
09-04-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,373
Posted By But its me

I wear lower end Shimano road shoes (don’t recall...

I wear lower end Shimano road shoes (don’t recall the model, but they were less than $100) in 48 wide and find them to be wide enough for my not excessively wide feet My issues with shoes usually...
08-29-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,787
Posted By But its me

I don't have what I consider big hands (wear a 10...

I don't have what I consider big hands (wear a 10 wedding ring), but nearly all the winter gloves out there are too small. I find bar mitts to be the ideal solution, with only my usual fingerless...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,624
Posted By But its me

56. In less interesting times, 40 miles RT in...

56. In less interesting times, 40 miles RT in the cooler months, 23 miles RT in summer months, taking bus home for most of return leg. I don’t handle heat well at all, but enjoy the cold months. ...
08-15-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,567
Posted By But its me

I used to order a lot of items from Wiggle and...

I used to order a lot of items from Wiggle and CRC, pre-merger. They were my main source for gear and garb. After the merger, I noticed prices increasing and have not purchased anything from them...
08-02-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,219
Posted By But its me

I had a Duotrap S on a 720 disc that worked...

I had a Duotrap S on a 720 disc that worked without issue with Garmin and Polar head units until the batteries needed replacing. Then it would drop the connection until new batteries. Cannot offer...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,163
Posted By But its me

I run SKS p45 longboards on my Soma Saga...

I run SKS p45 longboards on my Soma Saga commuter. I also run Marathons in 35mm, and they fit perfectly. The longboards work well as they really are longer than the standard SKS models, with a mud...
07-12-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,534
Posted By But its me

Same thing has happened to me, front only. Could...

Same thing has happened to me, front only. Could not believe my luck to not go down. Have run over a squirrel with the rear wheel, however. Did not stop to check, but did not see a body on return...
07-04-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,252
Posted By But its me

I just laugh at the same message on my Garmin, as...

I just laugh at the same message on my Garmin, as I sure don’t feel adapted!
07-04-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,582
Posted By But its me

Same issue and response from Cycliq was to tell...

Same issue and response from Cycliq was to tell me no parts available, but used gaffers tape or foil (proper) duct sealing tape, both leave little to no residue and foil guarantees seal against water.
06-21-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,892
Posted By But its me

Take A Look is my preferred mirror too. Even...

Take A Look is my preferred mirror too. Even though most of my riding is road, I prefer MTB helmets (Fly Racing Freestone amongst others) for the extra rear coverage and big visors they provide....
06-21-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,125
Posted By But its me

My all time favorite gloves were the Sorbothane...

My all time favorite gloves were the Sorbothane branded gloves of 30 years ago. No longer made, alas. Now I’m fond of VibraStop gloves from Superior Glove:...
06-20-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By But its me

Have you tried using a stem tool to tighten up...

Have you tried using a stem tool to tighten up the valve assembly? I love the Lezyne threaded pump connection, but had issues with valves flying out until tightening the valves. Have also used a...
06-13-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By But its me

As others have noted, they are great for non-SPD...

As others have noted, they are great for non-SPD pedals. I used them before SPD became affordable in the early ‘90s through all sorts of rough treatment. They worked so well I added my original...
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