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Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,219
Posted By nymtber

No. I need a road bike. My main cycling is...

No.

I need a road bike. My main cycling is road, since I live in the country and, to be honest, drivers are pretty darn good around here! Granted, I have front and rear LED lighting so they can...
01-03-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,415
Posted By nymtber

I don't see mention that you've looked at the...

I don't see mention that you've looked at the shifter or cable guide (if your bike has one), why not? Seems those two points are the only remaining things to check. Or too short of housing somewhere...
12-30-18, 12:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,996
Posted By nymtber

I remove chain, put in jar with mineral spirits,...

I remove chain, put in jar with mineral spirits, shake a bit, let soak, shake more, then pull out and wipe clean. Sometimes a second jar with clean mineral spirits is used.

I'm probably going to...
08-21-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By nymtber

The one time I've used my PDW shiny object...I...

The one time I've used my PDW shiny object...I was glad I bought it! What an impressive CO2 inflator that is, no leaks and it was almost too simple to use. BUT they need to engrave the directional...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,193
Posted By nymtber

The 700x30c Espoir Sport only weigh a svelte...

The 700x30c Espoir Sport only weigh a svelte 435g, too! :)
Forum: Fatbikes
08-17-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,082
Posted By nymtber

Well... at least if only ONE tire gets a flat,...

Well... at least if only ONE tire gets a flat, you can just keep on going :)
08-09-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,905
Posted By nymtber

I have the Park PCS-9, and its fine for my home...

I have the Park PCS-9, and its fine for my home use. I set the clamp angle to grab seatposts (all of mine are alloy) and have never had any trouble. Yes, its not quick, but it works fine for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,471
Posted By nymtber

And too bad not all us cyclists want to be...

And too bad not all us cyclists want to be drafted or engage in a race. Some of us really just enjoy riding a bike and staying fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,471
Posted By nymtber

Nope. I ride solo on the road, no interest in...

Nope. I ride solo on the road, no interest in racing, drafting, or being drafted. I'm in my own little world, and don't want anyone else invading it.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-11-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,356
Posted By nymtber

Tried riding my fatbike with Mission Command...

Tried riding my fatbike with Mission Command tires around the yard today. nearly 40, snow was wet and heavy. 2-4" wasn't too bad, but once I got in the 6-8" stuff...forget it, rear tire would spin...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-18, 12:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,571
Posted By nymtber

Over 15mph I don't go out on the road. Bike path...

Over 15mph I don't go out on the road. Bike path maybe, but its just not fun where I ride the road, and usually here once it's over 15, there are enough open places where gusts will hit you hard and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,702
Posted By nymtber

Vittoria Rubino Pro for me. I had one flat this...

Vittoria Rubino Pro for me. I had one flat this year, not sure what it was as there was no evidence left behind. Very grippy tires, otherwise good flat resistance, affordable, light for the price,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,701
Posted By nymtber

Currently riding aluminum. Will probably look at...

Currently riding aluminum. Will probably look at a Specialized Roubaix SL4 as my next bike. Or, find a nice steel bike. I ride country roads that have rougher pavement or chip seal, aluminum is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By nymtber

How did you bend it like that!? That would...

How did you bend it like that!?

That would sure cause an issue!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-17, 11:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,663
Posted By nymtber

cheap schwinn bag -PDW shiny object -2 CO2 ...

cheap schwinn bag
-PDW shiny object
-2 CO2
-tire levers
-patch kit
-multi-tool for bikes
-spare tube
-spare quick link (or two?)
-house key (when riding).
-$5 bill in case I need an ice...
04-14-17, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,630
Posted By nymtber

I had a specialized Sirrus, was a great bike for...

I had a specialized Sirrus, was a great bike for shorter rides. However I wanted to ramp up my cycling, so I purchased a road bike. 1.2 miles? any bike will do, even a fat bike if there are not big...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,260
Posted By nymtber

Everything myself. The closest "LBS" to me...

Everything myself.

The closest "LBS" to me is about 45 minutes away. I have accumulated most of the tools I need over the past 16 years, and build my own wheels, too.

I enjoy it. :)
01-13-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,899
Posted By nymtber

My last wheelset (my road wheels) I used park...

My last wheelset (my road wheels) I used park bike grease, I have a tub of it.

2000+ miles and they are still true and tensioned.

Build wheels to proper tension and lubricate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 471,230
Posted By nymtber

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/woodchuckss...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/woodchuckssuck/bike_zpsjfdjl1qw.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/woodchuckssuck/media/bike_zpsjfdjl1qw.jpg.html)

Lake Ontario! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,768
Posted By nymtber

I have an underseat bag that I have spare tube,...

I have an underseat bag that I have spare tube, CO2 inflator, tools, spare CO2, patch kit, and house key.

My jersey pockets I put in a small micro-pump (I don't want it on the frame), cell phone...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,518
Posted By nymtber

Never needed it. But still peace of mind. Mom's...

Never needed it. But still peace of mind. Mom's and dad's numbers are on it (single and live alone, who better to put on it!?), and my benadryl allergy is listed. I should get a new one listing my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By nymtber

Garmin Edge 200. No frills. Just works ;)

Garmin Edge 200.

No frills. Just works ;)
04-17-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,905
Posted By nymtber

Up until last year, I had been wearing...

Up until last year, I had been wearing over-shorts for about 7 years or so. Then I dropped 65lbs, and at 165 and 5'8, I don't care if I'm in public in tight shorts and snug jersey (I don't like TIGHT...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-16, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,589
Posted By nymtber

My 200 is all I "need" and then some. Sure, you...

My 200 is all I "need" and then some. Sure, you can't add anything and you must rely on GPS data alone... but I like what it is. To each their own.
09-13-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By nymtber

6 donuts in 32 miles? 1800 calories with PLAIN...

6 donuts in 32 miles? 1800 calories with PLAIN donuts...

All your extra minutes will be spent taking pit stops :roflmao2:
08-29-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,661
Posted By nymtber

And I want easy drop down menu ONLINE ordering. I...

And I want easy drop down menu ONLINE ordering. I can use spocalc, and I can measure far more accurately than we need to measure to get the proper numbers.
08-27-15, 10:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,661
Posted By nymtber

And they don't do ONLINE ordering. Which was why...

And they don't do ONLINE ordering. Which was why I went with ThorUSA.
08-23-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,563
Posted By nymtber

I have a spin doctor truing stand. Its no Park...

I have a spin doctor truing stand. Its no Park TS-2, but it does a FINE job! I use it for truing and dishing, just flip the wheel, its annoying but it works just fine. I don't build wheels often...
08-23-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,661
Posted By nymtber

I use ThorUSA for Sapim spokes. Cheapest ONLINE...

I use ThorUSA for Sapim spokes. Cheapest ONLINE ordering I found.

I get my hubs/rims wherever cheapest. Amazon and Ebay if I need to!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,443
Posted By nymtber

I have a seatpost shim on my Rockhopper frame...

I have a seatpost shim on my Rockhopper frame because it took an odd size, and I happened to have a 27.2 post laying around that I wanted to use instead of ordering a new post... So I ordered a shim...
07-24-15, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By nymtber

Dropping from 230 in Feb 2014 to 167lbs for the...

Dropping from 230 in Feb 2014 to 167lbs for the past few weeks... I have had nothing but VERY positive!

Its the 21+ mile bike rides on a $1000+ bike they think is crazy :)

Congrats on the...
07-18-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,539
Posted By nymtber

They key part of staying hydrated for anyone is...

They key part of staying hydrated for anyone is electrolytes. ESPECIALLY for us heavy sweaters! I sweat out a bit of salt, so I have to replace that, too...

Personally, I sweat more when I was...
05-31-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,228
Posted By nymtber

I'll second that, in that I'm not a fan of his....

I'll second that, in that I'm not a fan of his. But being that he is a fellow cyclist, I will wish him a speedy healthy recovery so he can get back on that bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,791
Posted By nymtber

No, they ARE road bikes. Not all of us have the...

No, they ARE road bikes. Not all of us have the money or need for a $2000+ full carbon 15lb 11spd road bike. They are perfectly serviceable entry-level road bikes.

Test ride the Trek and Scott....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,380
Posted By nymtber

I'll second wool...but on the bike I wear either...

I'll second wool...but on the bike I wear either cotton or synthetic usually. When I'm hiking, I have a pair of Smartwool socks. Warm when its cold out and cool when its hot. Well worth the $15 I...
05-07-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,637
Posted By nymtber

Park bike grease does all I need a grease to do...

Park bike grease does all I need a grease to do for bicycles. Its what ALL of my bearings get when I re-pack them.

I have a 1lb tub of it, so I'm set for a while. I've probably used 1/10th of it,...
05-07-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 338,358
Posted By nymtber

Had an Acera-x RD on a second mtb bike of mine...

Had an Acera-x RD on a second mtb bike of mine that had slicks, saw hundreds of miles/year before I owned a road bike, and it was used when I got it. My brother now has that whole group (frame I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,805
Posted By nymtber

Yea, drop bar road bike vs flat bar is night and...

Yea, drop bar road bike vs flat bar is night and day. I still prefer a flat bar handling wise (just more comfortable for super great handling) but anything over 10 miles for me and I NEED a drop bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,034
Posted By nymtber

Any bike I ride over smooth surfaces, I prefer...

Any bike I ride over smooth surfaces, I prefer clipless. Offroad I use sneakers and flat pedals, but If i got back into offroad riding often, I'd drift back to clipless...

Toe clips suck. MUCH...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,805
Posted By nymtber

Go take a look in person. I'm 5'8 and a 54cm bike...

Go take a look in person. I'm 5'8 and a 54cm bike is good for me, in fact it is what I ride. But see how it feels. If you feel too upright: drop that stem (its an adjustable stem).

<$300 for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,544
Posted By nymtber

As a kid(14?) rode to a friends house about 3...

As a kid(14?) rode to a friends house about 3 miles away, we were riding around his moms yard on our bikes goofing around doing wheelies and endo's and all of a sudden the crank arm on my Royce Union...
05-04-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By nymtber

M520 pedals and whatever shoes are comfortable. I...

M520 pedals and whatever shoes are comfortable. I have Pearl Izumi mountain shoes and the M520's on my road bike. I like to be able to get off and walk around normal if the need arises :)

Time...
05-02-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,789
Posted By nymtber

I ALWAYS clamp to the seatpost. If I crush...

I ALWAYS clamp to the seatpost.

If I crush a seatpost, I can replace it, very easily. All my bikes have 27.2mm seatposts, so I don't even have to go without...

If I crush a BIKE tube, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,603
Posted By nymtber

No. Its not in my price range. Tiagra 10spd...

No.

Its not in my price range. Tiagra 10spd seems fine to me. Cheap. Works. Easy as pie to set up.

Won't own disc brakes, either. On a road bike that is. My next MTB will have disc brakes!
05-01-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,881
Posted By nymtber

I'm no longer a clyde, and have not been since...

I'm no longer a clyde, and have not been since August I think it was. But I still post here, on others' threads.

I thought I'd never get below 200 again, figured I just was a big guy (though only...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,770
Posted By nymtber

For me this year its been these two things: ...

For me this year its been these two things:

-dropping near 60lbs since beginning of 2014
-Using rollers all winter.

Mostly the 60lbs lost. I went from 40" waist and XL shirts hardly fitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,468
Posted By nymtber

5'8, 171 yesterday morning (Woke up late,...

5'8, 171 yesterday morning (Woke up late, weighing myself today was of no concern...). That is down from over 230 beginning of 2014!

I'm what I call "athletic" and constantly getting in better...
04-28-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,360
Posted By nymtber

I built 32h Deep-V laced to Tiagra hubs with...

I built 32h Deep-V laced to Tiagra hubs with Sapim Race spokes last winter, I was around 225 then. Immediately noticed much increased stiffness, and nicer ride overall.

I'm down to 171 (today)...
04-25-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By nymtber

Yep, I can ride the drops now after losing 55lbs,...

Yep, I can ride the drops now after losing 55lbs, 6" in waist and 6+" in chest. EVERYTHING is easier now! I cut right through the wind, too, in comparison to when I was heavier!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,571
Posted By nymtber

Specialized aluminum road cage. $7 at the LBS. I...

Specialized aluminum road cage. $7 at the LBS. I get the color that matches my bike or goes with it :D

Never found a use for any other cages...
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