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12-29-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,593
Posted By wombat_alex

I referred the data that clearly states “80% of...

I referred the data that clearly states “80% of accidents involving cyclists occur in daylight”, you’re saying fewer accidents happen after dark. Essentially the same thing so let’s not make it look...
12-29-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,593
Posted By wombat_alex

Are you serious? For starters, I don't have to...

Are you serious? For starters, I don't have to provide you anything and I most certainly don't appreciate the demanding tone. I did answer the OP question and also provided the stats that proved your...
12-29-18, 03:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,593
Posted By wombat_alex

They took the common misconception and just said...

They took the common misconception and just said it out loud. And the problem with this is “If they said in on TV it must be true”. An apparent filler article not backed by official stats and facts...
12-29-18, 01:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,593
Posted By wombat_alex

I-Like-To-Bike KraneXL Slightly off-topic...

I-Like-To-Bike KraneXL

Slightly off-topic but I couldn’t resist, it seemed you had different opinions and both wanted facts but I also can’t call a general CBS recommendation to not ride after...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By wombat_alex

It's either Tourney or Altus, and I would also...

It's either Tourney or Altus, and I would also say no. A 3-mile commute is doable on anything, including beach cruiser or a bike share. Upgrading inexpensive bikes don't look like a cost-effective...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By wombat_alex

Planet Bike Hardcore bike fenders - 700c x 45mm...

Planet Bike Hardcore bike fenders - 700c x 45mm are for $30 on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RYAL0S/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1). The only downside I see is the...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,165
Posted By wombat_alex

That's an interesting topic with a lot of...

That's an interesting topic with a lot of different views and opinions. I thought I'd chime in provided I also bike in a flatland (Chicago).
My commute is 27 miles. Gearing is a triple 48/38/28 with...
12-05-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 269,350
Posted By wombat_alex

Even expensive lights rarely run much longer than...

Even expensive lights rarely run much longer than an hour on the highest setting, like the top of the line Luminas and this Volt 6000 (http://cateyeamerica.com/Volt-6000-HL-EL6000RC) ($800 please)....
12-04-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,956
Posted By wombat_alex

Why even going through all this trouble when...

Why even going through all this trouble when there is a bunch of inexpensive designated bike lights? Looks like an additional mount isn't a concern here. If it were - there are bike lights with strap...
12-03-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 269,350
Posted By wombat_alex

It's the first time I hear about this reviewer...

It's the first time I hear about this reviewer site; can't deny or confirm it's trustworthy. Even Cateye Volt 800 (http://wetestlights.com/test.php?l=88&n=Volt%20800) isn't good enough according to...
12-02-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,929
Posted By wombat_alex

Bar extensions (can’t call them ends if they’re...

Bar extensions (can’t call them ends if they’re in the middle) resemble aero bars, and as such I’d assume they need to be longer and curved to actually be comfortable to use. Now, I wouldn’t put aero...
12-01-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 269,350
Posted By wombat_alex

This thread was started about 10 years ago. Many...

This thread was started about 10 years ago. Many good lights became cheaper since, trickle down economy, etc. etc.

To answer the question, Niterider Swift 450 can be easily found for $22-$25 these...
12-01-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,229
Posted By wombat_alex

Perhaps, you should update the starter post and...

Perhaps, you should update the starter post and shift emphasis from 1x gearing (big bold font) towards what you’re saying now excites you the most about this bike; otherwise it’s misleading.

It’s...
11-30-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,229
Posted By wombat_alex

Not to spoil the party, but the excitement from...

Not to spoil the party, but the excitement from the starter post is evidently about 1x gearing. It's not new to the hybrids' world, Cannondale Quick 2 are regularly SRAM 1x with 38t chainring, but I...
11-29-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,929
Posted By wombat_alex

I tried Ergon GP2, GP3, and GP5. All but GP5...

I tried Ergon GP2, GP3, and GP5. All but GP5 appeared quite short to actually provide a good additional hands position while GP5 provides at least three more due to it's curved inside shape. Highly...
11-29-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By wombat_alex

I would also pay attention to the gearing and...

I would also pay attention to the gearing and gear steps. Quick 3 is supposedly a better model but gears were spread much better for me on the Quick 4. I know, hydraulic brakes are another advantage...
11-29-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By wombat_alex

Agreed. I have no experience with the CX but I...

Agreed. I have no experience with the CX but I commute >20k one way to work on a Quick 4, and also did a century on it earlier this year with a pretty decent time of 5hrs 50+ mins. If you're that...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By wombat_alex

In addition to above mentioned Ospreys, Deuters...

In addition to above mentioned Ospreys, Deuters there's also Vaude (Alpin and Splash).

I tried a lot of them this spring: Radial 26 and 34, Momentum 26 and 30, Escapist 25 and 32, Deuter Trans...
05-18-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By wombat_alex

You're right, just found a Deore front derailleur...

You're right, just found a Deore front derailleur for $20 online. Not sure I want to install it immediately but it's definitely not a pricey upgrade. Altus is $12. At this price difference,...
05-18-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By wombat_alex

The above was supposed to be just ONE message but...

The above was supposed to be just ONE message but vBulletin decided I was going to post a URL and said: "you must have at least 10 messages to post a URL". I tried modifying my message but gave up...
05-17-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By wombat_alex

MRT2 Then rode another 8.5 miles on my Quick 4...

MRT2 Then rode another 8.5 miles on my Quick 4 with the strategy you suggested
05-17-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By wombat_alex

Just tried the Giant Escape 1 Disc on a 5-mile...

Just tried the Giant Escape 1 Disc on a 5-mile ride. Appeared to me as an OK ride but wasn't too appealing to make a switch from Quick 4.
05-17-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By wombat_alex

MRT2 I see what you mean, that sounds logical....

MRT2 I see what you mean, that sounds logical. Well in this case, in the event of switching to Q3 I'm looking at about $200 price difference for that alone, and a headache of replacing a chainring...
05-17-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By wombat_alex

MRT2 How difficult is it to replace chainrings,...

MRT2 How difficult is it to replace chainrings, in this case? I definitely couldn't cope with the 50/34 pair, 2x9 I was spinning like a hamster barely moving.
05-16-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By wombat_alex

I didn't mean I'm in 3x9 all the time, my main...

I didn't mean I'm in 3x9 all the time, my main ranges are 3x4 - 3x7 with occasional 3x8-3x9. Didn't really measure it but I think I do 80+ rpm.

On the subject, I've ridden the Q4 for a week (24mi...
05-16-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By wombat_alex

I live in flatland and bike in the city (read...

I live in flatland and bike in the city (read traffic lights and stop signs) and average 13-15mph on 12mi commute rides each way and I primarily use the big ring (48t), and only today switched to the...
05-15-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By wombat_alex

Thanks for your input! I thought I'd...

Thanks for your input!



I thought I'd want to ride the Quick 3 to decide, too.



No, I don't want the expanded gear range and I've learned now what brakes modulation is :)
05-10-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By wombat_alex

Thanks for the response. So, basically, you're...

Thanks for the response. So, basically, you're saying that the only meaningful difference between the two is disc brakes on the Quick 3, correct?
(48t or 50t on FD isn't a significant distinction)
...
05-10-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,640
Posted By wombat_alex

This list is somewhat weird - it mentions...

This list is somewhat weird - it mentions Cannondale Quick twice, the 1 and 2 models. Given Quick 1-4 share the same frame but have their differences in drivetrain and brakes, I don't think it's...
05-10-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By wombat_alex

Question Cannondale Quick 3 vs 4 (Deore vs Sora)

Hello,

I'm not sure which sub-forum this post suits better: Mechanics or Hybrids. Since I'm essentially choosing between these 2 bikes, I thought I'd post it here.

Could someone please help me...
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