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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By BiciMan

I made the switch to a more comfortable/ample,...

I made the switch to a more comfortable/ample, and walkable shoe years ago. One of my goals was to standardize pedals - I use Speedplay, and to wear the same shoe on my two clipless-pedal bikes. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,787
Posted By BiciMan

I never leave home without one, usually wearing...

I never leave home without one, usually wearing one, even just for walking in the neighborhood, and I wear one on every ride. I use the standard/common blue ones. My riding glasses fog up some before...
07-13-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 702,298
Posted By BiciMan

Really nice bike; congratulations on the purchase...

Really nice bike; congratulations on the purchase and your fresh posting status. Any reflectors on this bike are superfluous! Mine is 7 years old and I'm still thinking of getting a kickstand. Enjoy.
07-13-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By BiciMan

"Shockingly affordable", and shockingly light, if...

"Shockingly affordable", and shockingly light, if true, especially in this lower-cost segment; and it looks nice. Are they available?? Gives one a good measure on how much mark-up we're usually...
07-13-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By BiciMan

I don't lose or gain weight much because of...

I don't lose or gain weight much because of riding, electric or non, and I'm into my 8th decade of riding. I do gain 5-8 pounds each winter because I do ride my AirDyne then, less than I ride my...
07-13-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By BiciMan

I chose my electric because it felt most/very...

I chose my electric because it felt most/very much like my other FS bike, I ride my electric the same way I ride my other bikes, and I set my seat height similarly. I won't stereotype youtube...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-13-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By BiciMan

Sorry, MadKaw, but nonsense: you can get run over...

Sorry, MadKaw, but nonsense: you can get run over doing 55 in many areas -especially since Carter :thumb:. This is the motor state, and 70mph is the usual limit, with 75 available from mid-Michigan...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-13-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,991
Posted By BiciMan

Here's another link for Chicago area routes/paths...

Here's another link for Chicago area routes/paths from a former Chicagoan and still frequent visitor: https://fpdcc.com/places/trails/#north-branch

My...
06-09-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 521,568
Posted By BiciMan

WOW, can you shower when you get to work, or is...

WOW, can you shower when you get to work, or is all downhill?:commute:I'd arrive soaked! I still prefer the look of, and have 2, no-disk-brake bikes.
06-09-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 358,916
Posted By BiciMan

Congrats, Bruce! So, how much does new bike...

Congrats, Bruce! So, how much does new bike weigh, and what size, please? Very curious how it compares to my aluminum 2013 model. Thanks and enjoy your beautiful Sirrus.
06-09-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By BiciMan

Very nice, tasteful upgrades, Oz. My DS is pretty...

Very nice, tasteful upgrades, Oz. My DS is pretty original: still ~30-lbs., but nice; and I'm fortunate to have lighter bikes. Otherwise, I like the DS enough to have invested in lowering The Weight....
06-09-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 702,298
Posted By BiciMan

I replaced my original, still-good knobbier ones...

I replaced my original, still-good knobbier ones with these smoother-rolling Schwalbes, in 700 x 45c, back in 2015. May not be what you're looking for, and they may not be available in as-wide a...
08-17-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,775
Posted By BiciMan

My 50-lb aluminum electric bike is the only one...

My 50-lb aluminum electric bike is the only one that requires a specially-cushy saddle, but I don't like or nor need the cushiest kinds. I have used the Serfas Performance Rx on this bike since new...
08-17-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,564
Posted By BiciMan

Hmmm.. really? I hope not. Certainly,...

Hmmm.. really? I hope not. Certainly, never-painted by choice, for whatever reason, is a possibility, in which case all/other 2020 FX3s -at least- should look this way. But Rick43 reported "several...
08-17-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 702,298
Posted By BiciMan

The primary advantage is simple: the bigger the...

The primary advantage is simple: the bigger the tire, the greater amount of air cushion under you. I mainly sought a tire with less rolling resistance than the relatively knobby stock tires (which I...
08-15-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,564
Posted By BiciMan

That Michigan shop does "have a problem here":...

That Michigan shop does "have a problem here": "normal wear spot" in two days of a 2020 model?!? I'd only accept it if I'd paid less for a worn demo.
08-15-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 358,916
Posted By BiciMan

6'1''/1.85 with 33" inseam and 34" arm length:...

6'1''/1.85 with 33" inseam and 34" arm length: ride the L.
08-15-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 702,298
Posted By BiciMan

I moved to Schwalbe Marathon Plus 45s after a...

I moved to Schwalbe Marathon Plus 45s after a couple of years -like 'em for good.
08-09-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,901
Posted By BiciMan

Black is black, I want my baby back It's grey,...

Black is black, I want my baby back
It's grey, it's grey, since she went away, oh oh
What can I do, 'cause I, I'm feelin' blue

is my reinforcement... :love:
08-09-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,564
Posted By BiciMan

"Little odd" is generous, Rick; I'd definitely...

"Little odd" is generous, Rick; I'd definitely take it back. This may have been a bad paint job or paint batch, be only currently confined, and could extend, or manifest elsewhere later. I wonder if...
08-09-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,612
Posted By BiciMan

+1 for the Sirrus "road bike", and the Sonder...

+1 for the Sirrus "road bike", and the Sonder option would probably offer the best ways to fine-tune/design your "perfect bike". Also, Focus has pulled out of the US, and I don't know if it's...
08-09-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,142
Posted By BiciMan

I agree that it was and is a road bike. Very...

I agree that it was and is a road bike. Very interesting saddle-switching technique: you may be starting a trend! ;)
08-09-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,570
Posted By BiciMan

Crickets and Cicadas annoy me more than any...

Crickets and Cicadas annoy me more than any electric or other motor, and summer ones are the worst. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By BiciMan

Nice photo, James. (I have to edit my bike list...

Nice photo, James.
(I have to edit my bike list too ;) .)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,330
Posted By BiciMan

I requested 28s when I bought my Domane years...

I requested 28s when I bought my Domane years ago. If the guys in the shop said they would be fine, they should be ready to modify if they prove to be wrong, even just on your judgment. Congrats,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,701
Posted By BiciMan

I was confident that both of you had smart,...

I was confident that both of you had smart, full-understandable explanations. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,701
Posted By BiciMan

Share your sense of this, Sunday, on this Sunday....

Share your sense of this, Sunday, on this Sunday. I like Leon's advise: thanks for sharing this. One thing is that rim brakes have gotten much better, and riding/braking in the rain is nowhere as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 33,084
Posted By BiciMan

You're not far off geographically, but it's...

You're not far off geographically, but it's actually from across the Pirineos, in France. For le record ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,701
Posted By BiciMan

FWIW, I picked up a 58cm Domane in 2015, at 68,...

FWIW, I picked up a 58cm Domane in 2015, at 68, and sold my "right-color" 61cm Bianchi at 70. I love the fit/geometry of the Domane, especially.

BTW, on rim brakes: while I also recognize the...
08-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 88,529
Posted By BiciMan

Probably large. I'm 6'1, 190, 33" inseam, and 34"...

Probably large. I'm 6'1, 190, 33" inseam, and 34" sleeves: my bikes are all Ls, 19s, variations of large. Always depends on the bike AND on how it fits and feels to you.
08-03-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 702,298
Posted By BiciMan

Interesting that it hadn't been done earlier....

Interesting that it hadn't been done earlier. Excellent, nice, and good for Trek: I just searched my computer and that recall was issued >4 years ago.
08-02-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,154
Posted By BiciMan

I have several decades of experience riding and...

I have several decades of experience riding and maintaining, but none building as such, and my oldest bike is a youngin '97. I do like your question, and have two related responses -FWIW: one build...
08-02-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,125
Posted By BiciMan

Welcome to the forum, and enjoy your shopping,...

Welcome to the forum, and enjoy your shopping, taking your good time. A good bike shop with a well-trained salesperson should fit the saddle heights to a point on your hip/crotch. These heights...
08-02-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 702,298
Posted By BiciMan

VERY good move, Jac, and my 2013 8.5 also has 3...

VERY good move, Jac, and my 2013 8.5 also has 3 chain rings, just like my mountain bikes. Only downside to mine was that some were recalled for faulty forks; the upside was that I got a new fork...
08-02-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,443
Posted By BiciMan

Indeed, chas! Bing for Fazua Evation, inter alia....

Indeed, chas! Bing for Fazua Evation, inter alia. I've only seen European availability to date. This may not be it, or not the only option, but it's the only meaningful improvement that I've seen...
08-02-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,356
Posted By BiciMan

Consider my perspective, an experienced e-bike...

Consider my perspective, an experienced e-bike owner and shopper: the only place I would shop for one, or any used vehicle, for that matter (currently shopping for a motorcycle or scooter) is...
07-10-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,443
Posted By BiciMan

I've been happy with a very effective and...

I've been happy with a very effective and reliable hub motor on mine for six years. Now, I'm waiting for a third category of motors on significantly lighter e-bikes.
07-10-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,232
Posted By BiciMan

The market is not saturated with what you're...

The market is not saturated with what you're dreaming. I think you're going to need a custom build or a scooter to get you up and down those hills, at those speeds and distances. :giver:
06-28-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,166
Posted By BiciMan

My BH Easy Motion's Dapu geared hub one is still...

My BH Easy Motion's Dapu geared hub one is still torquing strongly after six seasons. I suspect, fear my Samsung battery will expire before my motor does.
06-28-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,729
Posted By BiciMan

I'm not much concerned because of where I live,...

I'm not much concerned because of where I live, ride, and park. But, if I ventured out, I'd be much more concerned because of how expensive it would be to replace the battery on my loved, reliable...
06-28-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,764
Posted By BiciMan

Good for you, Alloo, and best improved health to...

Good for you, Alloo, and best improved health to you. What you'll probably appreciate the most is arriving less sweaty -at work, in the morning, especially. I'd volunteer, from decades of experience...
06-28-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 702,298
Posted By BiciMan

The Roam 0 costs a third more than the DS4, and...

The Roam 0 costs a third more than the DS4, and should spec higher. Trek probably figures or has learned too-few hybrid buyers will spend the extra $$. The roam has a better shock, but the DS4 still...
10-09-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 702,298
Posted By BiciMan

I don't know what "suspension-corrected" means,...

I don't know what "suspension-corrected" means, but I'd love to reduce the weight of mine as well. I do recall someone here converting their DS to a fixed-fork, less-DS bike. I still want some...
10-09-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 702,298
Posted By BiciMan

For less than 2 km, you may not need a seat of...

For less than 2 km, you may not need a seat of any kind, although I would have advised a comfortable saddle over bike shorts for even full 2 km-rides. I still have the stock saddle on my 2013,...
09-20-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,454
Posted By BiciMan

I was tempted and ordered these when the subject...

I was tempted and ordered these when the subject came up a couple of months ago (?), but I haven't installed them:...
06-20-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,551
Posted By BiciMan

Wonderful, SM, and great report! I had missed...

Wonderful, SM, and great report! I had missed that Slomoshun had cited the weight as "44#", and that is Very good for an electric hardtail: SIX pounds better than mine, and that must put yours above...
06-20-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 88,529
Posted By BiciMan

Indeed, thanks for shedding light I didn't know...

Indeed, thanks for shedding light I didn't know was missing. I knew I was referring to the lovely Globe Roll 8, but I didn't know I was confused, which is a shame because I was on a four-to-five-day...
06-04-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 88,529
Posted By BiciMan

BTW, speaking of complaints, there was at least...

BTW, speaking of complaints, there was at least one recall on some Roll models. I've coveted a Roll 8 for years and remember stumbling on that info when I was searching for the recalls issued on my...
06-04-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 702,298
Posted By BiciMan

FWIW, I did the opposite and went to 45s on mine....

FWIW, I did the opposite and went to 45s on mine. They were the biggest I could find that day.
06-04-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By BiciMan

Kayak mount?:roflmao:

Kayak mount?:roflmao:
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