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03-15-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,514
Posted By Rides4Beer

Aftershokz headphones, can still hear everything...

Aftershokz headphones, can still hear everything around me (and most importantly when my Varia beeps signaling a car behind me), and have some tunes to enjoy. :thumb:
03-15-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,514
Posted By atwl77

Bone conducting headphones, like the Aftershokz...

Bone conducting headphones, like the Aftershokz headphones.

Or maybe that (arguably fugly) Bose Tempo glasses.
03-12-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 33,742
Posted By JohnJ80

I’ve never been able to make Blueheart work...

I’ve never been able to make Blueheart work reliably. However, North Pole Engineering makes a dongle called Heartbeatz that works flawlessly. You pair the dongle to your bike computer as a HRM, you...
02-09-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,325
Posted By DaveSSS

I spent a little more for wheels manufacturing...

I spent a little more for wheels manufacturing thread together bottom brackets with angular contact bearings for my most recent two bikes. They require a special splined tool to tighten the flanges,...
02-03-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,502
Posted By tyrion

Are there matching shorts?

Are there matching shorts?
01-30-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By hillyman

As founder and only member of ASPCB (American...

As founder and only member of ASPCB (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Bicycles) I'm totally against cramming tire and rim between two pieces of wood
01-29-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,987
Posted By caloso

I suppose everyone who washes greasy rags in the...

I suppose everyone who washes greasy rags in the clothes washer is single. Or is soon to be.
01-17-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,375
Posted By berner

Person with two watches never knows the time, so...

Person with two watches never knows the time, so says Confucius.
12-26-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By njkayaker

Three basic levels of functionality. Each higher...

Three basic levels of functionality. Each higher level includes the functionality of lower levels).

1- Current speed and data (like cadence). And distance traveled and average speed at the end....
12-02-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By alo

Some of us are actually fat challenged, and we...

Some of us are actually fat challenged, and we cycle while being fat challenged. Cycling helps us keep our weight down, so we are not as fat as we would be if we didn't cycle.

To all fat...
12-02-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By crowbike

high mileage bikes

Recently hit 50,000 miles on my 2002 Fuji Marseilles. Still has original bottom bracket and chainrings. On second wheelset and cassette which will be replaced sometime in the near future.Couldn't...
11-29-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By Cougrrcj

Or as I prefer to say - I've graduated beyond the...

Or as I prefer to say - I've graduated beyond the 'six-pack' -- I'm styin' the 'Keg' !!!
11-06-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,683
Posted By Maelochs

Life remains the leading cause of death---and...

Life remains the leading cause of death---and Nobody Talks About It.

The fact that there is no proof of the conspiracy is proof of the conspiracy.

Oxygen Oxide is so corrosive it actually...
10-25-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By DeadGrandpa

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If...

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If you are really interested in whether or not to buy a new bike, the answer is YES, buy a new bike. The advantages of disc brakes or anything else are...
10-15-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,341
Posted By GlennR

Anyway... no need to BOLD. I say spend the...

Anyway... no need to BOLD.

I say spend the $15 and just buy a new CO2 head for a Schrader valve and call it a day.

Personally, each of my bikes have their own saddle bag since they use...
09-25-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,970
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

The short answer: No and I am not sad that I or...

The short answer: No and I am not sad that I or others ride in a non areo position
I am glad that I am mentally flexible enough to adapt my cycling technique to the associated aches, pains and/or...
09-25-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,970
Posted By jppe

From photos others have taken of me riding I’ve...

From photos others have taken of me riding I’ve noticed I lean forward a lot more than most riders. My bars are generally about 4” lower than the saddle. I guess that’s position 2? I intentionally...
09-24-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,365
Posted By Wileyone

Oh my God guys, just go ride your bikes

Oh my God guys, just go ride your bikes
09-24-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,365
Posted By livedarklions

You're Off-topic--we're discussing the proper...

You're Off-topic--we're discussing the proper tool for beating dead horses.
09-24-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,365
Posted By Wileyone

I prefer Fillet braised bats myself. Less chance...

I prefer Fillet braised bats myself. Less chance of foul balls.
09-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,365
Posted By Koyote

My bat is made of double-butted lugged steel.

My bat is made of double-butted lugged steel.
09-23-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By pdlamb

As Mark Twain said, the man with one watch always...

As Mark Twain said, the man with one watch always knows precisely what time it is. The man with two watches is never quite certain.

Pick one and stick with it.
09-23-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Iride01

Everyone will experience that to varying degrees...

Everyone will experience that to varying degrees at different times.

Your Wahoo or any other device you use and RWGPS or any other site you use don't use the same data to arrive at the...
09-23-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,889
Posted By livedarklions

Y'all realize OP pretty much swiped this from...

Y'all realize OP pretty much swiped this from Just Ride, right?
09-22-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,889
Posted By vespasianus

Why do people respond to these absolutely asinine...

Why do people respond to these absolutely asinine posts?
09-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,889
Posted By wgscott

Unplug the battery and try it again.

Unplug the battery and try it again.
08-27-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By dmanthree

Updated the app and repaired the unit. Seems to...

Updated the app and repaired the unit. Seems to have worked.

Thanks!
08-21-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
Posted By MemRiverman

Thanks to spank226! He found me a used kinetic...

Thanks to spank226! He found me a used kinetic in Memphis. I appreciate everyone help. This is a great group!
08-10-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,740
Posted By speedlever

To update: I left the RTL515 in standby mode for...

To update: I left the RTL515 in standby mode for 3 days (between rides). The blue light was constantly flashing. When I checked the battery (from the Varia app field on the 830), it showed as full 3...
08-06-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,630
Posted By Batstar

I have my RVR315 attached to the saddle rails...

I have my RVR315 attached to the saddle rails using a mount that I purchased on Amazon. A Dakine Hot Laps Gripper bag accommodates a spare tube, multi-tool, levers, patches, and quick link.

On...
08-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,628
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I...

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I was free to ride, camp, hunt, and do so many things without having to check messages and emails. Believe it or not, it was completely possible to have...
08-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,628
Posted By Koyote

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she...

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she better have the good grace to call 911 for me.

Those of us who grew up in another era - when phones were all attached to walls with wires - are not so...
07-29-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,152
Posted By cyccommute

If I am touring, I carry at least 2 tubes of the...

If I am touring, I carry at least 2 tubes of the same size as my tire. I've had at least one occasion where I used both extra tubes and the two tubes already in my tires. None of them were...
07-29-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,152
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Practice it at home once or twice to get some...

Practice it at home once or twice to get some comfort with it.
Yes you will spend a can or two of CO2 practicing but it could be very helpful.
You can also then check pressure with a gauge after a...
07-28-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,545
Posted By subgrade

Depends on the salad. Something like this...

Depends on the salad.

Something like this wouldn't do much to get me faster
...
07-27-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,545
Posted By Bill in VA

Similar to the old answer to the questions of...

Similar to the old answer to the questions of "How can I lighten my bike?" or "How can I train to go faster?"

Answer: Push yourself away from the table.
07-27-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,545
Posted By cormacf

Sick burn at the bike shop

Dude to his friend: Someone told me wheels are where you want to upgrade first. If you were me, what would you buy first to get faster?
Friend: A salad?
07-05-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,891
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It sounds like you'll need something that can...

It sounds like you'll need something that can display the cadence number for you as it's measured. That could be a phone, it could be an expensive GPS computer with all kinds of features, it could...
06-18-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By AndrewJB

I used to dislike my bikes/wheels with the louder...

I used to dislike my bikes/wheels with the louder hubs. But, I now view louder hubs as a "safety feature"!
When I am approaching pedestrians, and other cyclists, if I pause my peddling, the hub...
06-16-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,481
Posted By Indyracer

I am 6'1" and 250lbs. i recently replaced my...

I am 6'1" and 250lbs. i recently replaced my Selle Italia which I liked with an ISM. I will NEVER go back. Highly recommended
06-16-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,481
Posted By freeranger

I don't ride with bike shorts, just padded...

I don't ride with bike shorts, just padded Andiamo underwear (not heavily padded but enough for me), so can't help with bike shorts. But have you checked with any LBS to see if they have "trial"...
06-15-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,417
Posted By RGMN

After playing with this and a chance conversation...

After playing with this and a chance conversation with my firmware architect at work I actually have the Garmin 130, Garmin RTL510, and Bontrager Ion 200RT working reliably. Both the RTL510 and the...
06-15-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,630
Posted By bobwysiwyg

Another option I use. It's meant mount directly...

Another option I use. It's meant mount directly to seat rails, I use it to mount to my underseat bag. The mount allows for adjusting to level the light....
06-10-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,913
Posted By downhillmaster

I am not sure what is more amusing. That so...

I am not sure what is more amusing.
That so many insignificant people believe that they are in any danger of being stalked.
Or that those same people believe that they are safeguarding themselves...
06-09-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,394
Posted By Gresp15C

If nothing else, integrated sensors would...

If nothing else, integrated sensors would guarantee that your bike will go obsolete in 3 years.
06-08-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,289
Posted By CyclingBK

As a “newbie”, and at soon to be 52, I’m going to...

As a “newbie”, and at soon to be 52, I’m going to chime in!

I have been shocked and utterly amazed at the standards of fitness so many of you have as people in you 60s and 70s and even more. Most...
06-03-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,619
Posted By njkayaker

The problem is that "fake" is a characterization...

The problem is that "fake" is a characterization of the feature. Since it's a legitimate method for navigation and useful for many people, it's not really "fake" at all. It's useful in places where...
05-31-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,108
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've had to lay the bike down flat and step over...

I've had to lay the bike down flat and step over it after a really hard ride. Trying to put a leg over would cramp me right up. Ignore how it looks. You've earned some respect.
05-31-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,108
Posted By OldTryGuy

"Problems getting on & off bike, age 70.5 yrs...

"Problems getting on & off bike, age 70.5 yrs young!"

Sounds like the brain is writing a check the body can't cash. My next birthday is in JULY and I will be 70 years OLD and proud of it. Been...
05-26-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By srode1

You're right, that would work and perhaps I...

You're right, that would work and perhaps I should have been more clear - if he used a 24mm Shimano Adapter on his current bike with BB30 BB, and bought a 24mm Shimano crank based power meter, he...
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