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04-20-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By johnny99

Buy the same brand cleats as your pedals. The...

Buy the same brand cleats as your pedals. The "compatible" ones are never as compatible as the genuine ones. Wellgo cleats are fine if you have Wellgo pedals.
04-05-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By johnny99

With with few big races in the USA and very...

With with few big races in the USA and very little TV coverage of bicycle racing in the USA, it is very hard for US companies to spend huge amounts of money on sponsorships. How many big races have...
03-20-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By johnny99

Shimano and the other component companies have...

Shimano and the other component companies have detailed installation and service manuals on their websites. https://si.shimano.com/
03-17-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,023
Posted By johnny99

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/articl...

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/article/izn20140820-Physiotherapy-Ask-the-Experts--Hand-and-wrist-pain-on-the-bike-0
Forum: Commuting
03-01-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,858
Posted By johnny99

What kind of riding are you doing? The batteries...

What kind of riding are you doing? The batteries on those GoPro clones last for less than 2 hours, so they aren't really useful for recording long rides. The Cycliq cameras have much better battery...
01-28-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,975
Posted By johnny99

A bad wreck can damage a lightweight aluminum...

A bad wreck can damage a lightweight aluminum bike just as badly as a carbon bike. Good quality carbon bikes are pretty durable (mine is more than 10 years old and still going strong). Most...
01-04-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,580
Posted By johnny99

I'm sure the law varies from state to state. In...

I'm sure the law varies from state to state. In California, turning in front of a bicyclist is illegal.
01-04-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,427
Posted By johnny99

Grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony is 2pm,...

Grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony is 2pm, Friday January 11.
https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/it-s-about-dam-time/article_f73b2cce-0fc8-11e9-8015-8bd1e451771d.html
12-30-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,614
Posted By johnny99

There is a tutorial on the RideWithGPS website....

There is a tutorial on the RideWithGPS website. Also on YouTube.
12-29-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By johnny99

I would get a longer stem instead of a taller...

I would get a longer stem instead of a taller stem and bend over more.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,945
Posted By johnny99

If you're regularly doing 60 mile rides right...

If you're regularly doing 60 mile rides right now, extending your distance to 100 miles on similar terrain shouldn't take too much training. Just remember to eat more to keep your energy levels up...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By johnny99

Agreed. A good local bike shop will know about...

Agreed. A good local bike shop will know about all the local rides and clubs and can recommend something specifically for your level.
11-07-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,093
Posted By johnny99

Varies tremendously depending on team and which...

Varies tremendously depending on team and which races you go to. Low-level teams pay very little.
11-02-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By johnny99

I buy from Amazon Warehouse all the time. These...

I buy from Amazon Warehouse all the time. These are mostly customer returns. "Very good" and better condition is usually just damaged packaging or a few cosmetic scratches. I believe returns are free...
10-25-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By johnny99

Schwinn mountain bikes recalled

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/pacific-cycle-recalls-adult-mens-mountain-bicycles-due-to-fall-hazard
10-23-18, 11:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,487
Posted By johnny99

I assume you mean a video camera. Realistically,...

I assume you mean a video camera. Realistically, no one, even you, is going to want to watch hours and hours of video from one event. My advice is to get a camera that is easy to turn on and off...
10-21-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By johnny99

I'm kind of shocked that people are calling...

I'm kind of shocked that people are calling Oakleys "inexpensive". Where did you get them with prescription lenses for an inexpensive price?
10-19-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By johnny99

What do you disagree with?

What do you disagree with?
10-16-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By johnny99

Decathlon BFOLD folding bicycles recalled

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/ecuk/static/Product-Recall/4-RAPPEL-PRODUIT-POSTER-ENG.pdf
10-14-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By johnny99

Could be dirt got into your valve so it doesn't...

Could be dirt got into your valve so it doesn't seal properly
10-10-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By johnny99

Canyon Spectral mountain bikes recalled

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/canyon-recalls-mountain-bikes-due-to-crash-hazard-recall-alert
10-08-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By johnny99

Lazer bicycle helmets recalled

https://www.lazersport.com/recall-blade-and-magma
10-08-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,427
Posted By johnny99

There are rumors going around that the reopening...

There are rumors going around that the reopening is now scheduled for October 31, 2018. Has anyone seen anything official, like a press release?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By johnny99

Most of the brands make U-locks in both full size...

Most of the brands make U-locks in both full size and mini-size. If you're always locking to regular bike racks, the mini-size should be big enough and it will be substantially smaller and...
09-29-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By johnny99

TerraTrike recumbent tricycles recalled

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/terratrike-recalls-adult-tricycles-due-to-crash-hazard
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By johnny99

Yes, tires do get less grippy as the rubber gets...

Yes, tires do get less grippy as the rubber gets thinner. The rubber can also dry out and become less supple if you use them for more than 1 year. Depending on your weight and road conditions, 2000...
09-26-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By johnny99

I believe that Florida has a similar bicycling...

I believe that Florida has a similar bicycling rate as California, but the chart shows that Florida has double the fatality rate. California also has lots of traffic. The problem with Florida is that...
09-23-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By johnny99

There are lots of very good hitch bike racks on...

There are lots of very good hitch bike racks on the market. Hitches come in different sizes, so look for a rack that fits your hitch (small cars usually use 1.25 inch hitches). Thule and Kuat make...
09-14-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By johnny99

Only in a few states. Contact your local office...

Only in a few states. Contact your local office for details on their program.
09-12-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,817
Posted By johnny99

I have them on my flat bar mountain bike. They...

I have them on my flat bar mountain bike. They are very helpful when climbing. They can give you a more aero position on flat roads, but I don't advise using them at speed since your hands are...
09-10-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By johnny99

I've never heard of a hybrid-only group ride, but...

I've never heard of a hybrid-only group ride, but there are slower family-friendly group rides where a lot of people ride hybrids.
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By johnny99

July-August is the foggy season along the...

July-August is the foggy season along the California coast, especially the northern 2/3 of your route. That can be cold and windy as well as obscuring a lot of the coastal scenery. Fall weather is...
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By johnny99

You are probably thinking of the Devils Slide...

You are probably thinking of the Devils Slide Trail in San Mateo County, between Pacifica and Montara. Total length is only 1.5 mile or so
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By johnny99

Can a Tern dealer repair your bike under the...

Can a Tern dealer repair your bike under the recall warranty?
Forum: Commuting
08-23-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By johnny99

Your fitter can adjust your foot position by...

Your fitter can adjust your foot position by either inserting a shim or wedge underneath your shoe between your cleat and the shoe or by inserting a wedge (or a whole new insole) inside your shoe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,736
Posted By johnny99

How heavy are the stock tires? Even if you stick...

How heavy are the stock tires? Even if you stick with the current size, higher-end tires may be much lighter weight, which will be noticeable when you accelerate (which is often in stop-and-go...
08-15-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By johnny99

When my friend needed a bicycle lawyer, she...

When my friend needed a bicycle lawyer, she contacted some of the ones who advertised on the bicycle coalition websites. All of them seemed competent, so she chose the one she felt communicated best...
08-03-18, 02:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By johnny99

Hill Topper Electric Bike Kits recalled

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/clean-republic-recalls-hill-topper-electric-bike-motor-controllers-due-to-crash-and
08-02-18, 02:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By johnny99

BMC Timemachine time trial bicycles recalled

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/bmc-recalls-bicycles-due-to-fall-hazard
07-26-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By johnny99

Trek Bontrager Line Pro pedals recalled

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/trek-recalls-bontrager-line-pro-bicycle-pedals-due-to-fall-hazard
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By johnny99

It is a long climb, mostly steady and not steep....

It is a long climb, mostly steady and not steep. If you are not experienced with long climbs, I would bring one gear lower than you think you need in case you pace yourself poorly.
07-21-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,543
Posted By johnny99

The police say it was possibly a targeted...

The police say it was possibly a targeted killing. The other 2 motives don't make much sense to me since they were reportedly on opposite sides of the street. Regarding guns, this happened in Texas.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,421
Posted By johnny99

If you can ride 18mph in 1 hour, then you are...

If you can ride 18mph in 1 hour, then you are certainly fast enough to "think about racing". Certainly join a club. That will immediately show you how fast you are as well as teach you about group...
07-13-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,147
Posted By johnny99

Great specs, but great software is a lot harder...

Great specs, but great software is a lot harder than great hardware. I'd like to see some long term reviews of this thing.
07-09-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By johnny99

I agree with Joe. Small inner tube holes may not...

I agree with Joe. Small inner tube holes may not be apparent at very low air pressures.
07-09-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By johnny99

Personally, I think this test included so few...

Personally, I think this test included so few different models of helmets that I do not think the data can be meaningfully extrapolated to make conclusions about other helmet models that were not...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,770
Posted By johnny99

Flat bars are good for slow short flat rides,...

Flat bars are good for slow short flat rides, which is what many commutes are like. They are really more maneuverable than drop bars only at very slow speeds.
06-27-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,354
Posted By johnny99

I applaud the company for offering you a full...

I applaud the company for offering you a full refund. That is would be my choice, as well as never dealing with them again.
06-26-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By johnny99

Are there plans to test more helmets? Only 30...

Are there plans to test more helmets? Only 30 models were tested and they did not test any models from some popular brands. The current results may be useful to industry insiders, but I don't think...
06-16-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By johnny99

Screen resolution and sensitivity on bike...

Screen resolution and sensitivity on bike computers makes route planning difficult at best. Some of the newer bike computers allow you to plan your route on your phone then download it to your bike...
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