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Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

I haven't ridden yet this week because my brakes...

I haven't ridden yet this week because my brakes and shifters have been all taken apart since my bar swap. I've been busy so I'm just finishing up the new cabling. Hopefully it will be done tonight...
04-23-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 215,515
Posted By OhLylo

Project Frankenbike is well underway on the FX3....

Project Frankenbike is well underway on the FX3. I mounted the Jones bar last week...but my brake and shift cables were both too short, so I've been waiting for parts to come in. I've got it 2/3 of...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

Best of luck, dude. We're all thinking good...

Best of luck, dude. We're all thinking good thoughts for you!
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,382
Posted By OhLylo

I'm riding Marathon Pluses in 700x38 right now,...

I'm riding Marathon Pluses in 700x38 right now, and I can confirm - they are very slow. Conditions on my commute suck, so I wanted something tough as nails, and I'm not riding a fast bike anyways so...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,141
Posted By OhLylo

I like that it turns my commute into mandatory...

I like that it turns my commute into mandatory exercise. There's no crashing onto the couch and being too lazy to head to the gym or out for a run - the exercise is in the trip to and from work! The...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

47F this morning. Why is it so much colder today...

47F this morning. Why is it so much colder today when it's supposed to push 90F this afternoon! I can tell I'm already wearing my summer skin, because I was freezing today. And then I'm going to...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

While we're on a fall streak, I bit the dust...

While we're on a fall streak, I bit the dust yesterday afternoon, too. It was hella windy, and I was cutting through a construction area near home. They had blocked part of it with a porta-potty...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,851
Posted By OhLylo

Check this out, guys, I found an actual photo of...

Check this out, guys, I found an actual photo of all the people criticizing noglider in this thread:
...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

That's pretty weird, Tundra Man. Maybe try a...

That's pretty weird, Tundra Man. Maybe try a little bit of the non-permanent threadlocker to hold it down in the meantime?

Mon PM: 75F and windy. Overall a nice ride. I figured out I can use my...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

I actually have some Shoe Goo, but I'm not clear...

I actually have some Shoe Goo, but I'm not clear where you're putting it. Like, in the recessed area around the outside of the cleat? Does this stop the scraping?



They're free-floating. SPD...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

I recently switched from 32s to 38s and I can't...

I recently switched from 32s to 38s and I can't say I've noticed much difference, but I'm not riding with a power meter or anything so it's all subjective. I'm considering one of those suspension...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,164
Posted By OhLylo

Can't wait to see what you end up with. What size...

Can't wait to see what you end up with. What size did you end up with, and at what height? I'm having a hard time coming up with a reason why I don't want one of these.
04-10-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 215,515
Posted By OhLylo

I proofide'd my seat again, and I have the pedals...

I proofide'd my seat again, and I have the pedals off. In a little bit, I'm gonna give her a good wash, and then I'm gonna let her sit until Friday. Why? Well, my knee is freakin' aching, and my PT...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,164
Posted By OhLylo

Awesome. My ride is 10 miles each way and I've...

Awesome. My ride is 10 miles each way and I've been thinking about a gravel-ier bike. Those MS are so pretty and nice. Do you like the Rival drivetrain?
Forum: Commuting
04-10-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,164
Posted By OhLylo

:love::love::love::love: These bikes are so...

:love::love::love::love:

These bikes are so pretty. How's the ride?
Forum: Commuting
04-10-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

Totally agree, even in the burbs. Work is in wide...

Totally agree, even in the burbs. Work is in wide open area, and then I transition into more urban areas as I commute. The winds are way worse in the wide open flat areas than when I get into places...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

Mon PM: 85F and windy. This was probably my worst...

Mon PM: 85F and windy. This was probably my worst ride since I started commuting. I'm doing the low carb thing and I bonked - hard. By the time I got home I was just flat exhausted and I still feel...
04-08-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By OhLylo

Yeah, I saw on AliExpress lots of them had...

Yeah, I saw on AliExpress lots of them had comments about how the serial number would be filed off. SRAM's website mentions this as a sign of counterfeiting.

I figured Sora and Claris were not...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

I also pulled off all my stock reflectors. But, I...

I also pulled off all my stock reflectors. But, I have lights front and rear, a Proviz jacket that's 100% reflective, a full set of spoke reflectors front and rear, etc. You can't miss me. That dude...
04-08-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By OhLylo

Where the heck can you buy lower-end groupsets?

I'm thinking about changing groups on my bike. In shopping around, it seems all I can find on reliable sites is high end stuff like Ultegra and Red and whatnot. Why does nobody sell Apex 1 or Tiagra...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

58F and very nice. This was the first ride on new...

58F and very nice. This was the first ride on new tires - Schwalbe Marathon Plus, upsized from 32 to 38. I can't say I noticed a tremendous difference in speed or comfort from the tire or size...
04-07-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 215,515
Posted By OhLylo

New tires mounted. Can ya say “tight fit”?...

New tires mounted. Can ya say “tight fit”?...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

These are my OE Bontrager H2 Hard-Case Lite in...

These are my OE Bontrager H2 Hard-Case Lite in 700x32, and they have around 1,000 miles on them. They make for a pretty quick ride, but in my case (crappy suburban roads with gravel and all sorts of...
04-04-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By OhLylo

New tire recommendation for Trek FX3

Hi folks. So I managed to wreck my stock Bontrager H2 Hard-Case Lite tire yesterday. I'm swinging by the FLBS today to look for tires, but I'd appreciate some recommendations. My bike is a 2018 Trek...
04-04-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,252
Posted By OhLylo

There is the "master reset" they have you do by...

There is the "master reset" they have you do by holding both buttons for 30 seconds. For me, this did absolutely nothing (except make my fingers tired - those buttons are tough!) when my camera was...
04-04-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,417
Posted By OhLylo

Full fat yogurt with honey is god's own food. So....

Full fat yogurt with honey is god's own food. So. Freakin. Delicious. I also got this french style yogurt at the farmer's market last week that was incredibly good... probably gonna go back for more...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

Right there with ya. I've only ridden mine twice...

Right there with ya. I've only ridden mine twice so far. Definitely slippery and hard. Adjusting the angle to be level helped me a bit, but there's definitely still some break in time needed.
Forum: Commuting
04-03-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

My afternoon commute started off beautiful. Warm...

My afternoon commute started off beautiful. Warm weather, and I found a new shortcut through an area at work that means I don't have to get on the dreaded 60mph road at all - awesome!

Then I...
04-03-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,252
Posted By OhLylo

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that. That sounds like...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that. That sounds like the exact same flaky stuff mine was doing. I don't see an obvious indicator for build date or batch on either of mine, although one has a 4xxxxxxx...
04-03-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By OhLylo

Converting to 1x drivetrain

So rather than hijacking the other thread sort of talking about this, I thought I’d make a new post. I’m thinking of converting my FX3 to SRAM Apex 1 from its current hodgepodge of Acera and Alivio....
Forum: Commuting
04-03-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

ah, dang. Sorry, clearly the joke went way over...

ah, dang. Sorry, clearly the joke went way over my head.
04-03-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 215,515
Posted By OhLylo

Worked out okay, no leaks. Sealant is good stuff.

Worked out okay, no leaks. Sealant is good stuff.
04-03-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By OhLylo

How hard is this? My bike has a similar groupset...

How hard is this? My bike has a similar groupset (hodgepodge of Acera and Alivio, but 9 speed) and I virtually never use the front mech. The SRAM 1x groupsets are prohibitively expensive, so I...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

Until the first time it inadvertently stops...

Until the first time it inadvertently stops someone from calling 911 in an emergency, or causes a wreck because it locks things up in traffic... basing things that can have serious impact on...
04-02-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,252
Posted By OhLylo

Yeah, it supports 1080/60, 1080/30, and I think...

Yeah, it supports 1080/60, 1080/30, and I think 720/60 as well. I've been disabling the idle mode and incident mode settings to rule them out, but I thought the incident mode was supposed to just...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

59F and clear. Now this is the kind of morning...

59F and clear. Now this is the kind of morning commute weather I can endorse!

Buuuut... I installed my new saddle this weekend and made the mistake of only taking a cursory ride to check the...
04-01-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,252
Posted By OhLylo

I tend to agree, but I'm not sure what else to do...

I tend to agree, but I'm not sure what else to do given that I've worked through two devices and every troubleshooting step they've offered. I'm not a luddite, I work in IT and I like to think I'm...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 29,740
Posted By OhLylo

augustgarage (CA) _________ 2011.4 (2172.3 total)...

augustgarage (CA) _________ 2011.4 (2172.3 total) [49/57]
Sasquatch (OR) ____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)
Bizman (PA) _______________ 1848 (1918 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) _______________ 1450...
04-01-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 215,515
Posted By OhLylo

I degreased, cleaned, and lubed the chain, and...

I degreased, cleaned, and lubed the chain, and inspected my rear tire after flatting on Friday. The tube sealant seems to have done its job, as it held 85 PSI just fine as it sits. Tomorrow's ride to...
04-01-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 410,629
Posted By OhLylo

Oh yeah? I have a Mirrycle as well, but I have...

Oh yeah? I have a Mirrycle as well, but I have the weird Bontrager isozone bars that required a special Mirrycle for it to fit. I wonder if that'll still work.
04-01-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,252
Posted By OhLylo

I didn't, but only because I filed a PayPal claim...

I didn't, but only because I filed a PayPal claim for a refund. This is my second one - what are the odds that I got not one, but two factory defective units? I had a support ticket with them...
03-29-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By OhLylo

noglider 10 years in the military means I'm...

noglider 10 years in the military means I'm decent at pushups already. I've had rotator cuff issues in the past, but nothing ongoing or nagging. Core strength, on the other hand.... :)

pakossa...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 16,748
Posted By OhLylo

I've ridden the American River Trail before and...

I've ridden the American River Trail before and found it quite pleasant, although it was coming up on 10 years ago the last time I rode it.
Forum: Commuting
03-29-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

46F and clear this morning. It's one of those...

46F and clear this morning. It's one of those weird days where no matter what the thermometer says, I can't get warm. I'm feeling pretty good, though. Strava seems to think this is the right amount...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,444
Posted By OhLylo

I'm having this debate myself. I'm thinking of...

I'm having this debate myself. I'm thinking of going down to a 28 or 25 from a 32, and I haven't decided between 4 Seasons, Gatorskins, and GP4000s (or something wild like going tubeless).

In...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 43,637
Posted By OhLylo

Dang. Slow down, Speed Racer! I've never gone...

Dang. Slow down, Speed Racer! I've never gone under 46 minutes for my 10.5 mile commute. That's moving time, too. You're faster (or maybe more motivated) than I am. Maybe once the construction clears...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,487
Posted By OhLylo

I love this. It would probably cost more than my...

I love this. It would probably cost more than my whole bike to convert, but I really really really want a 1x groupset. I have a triple at the moment, and I leave it in the middle chainring 99.9% of...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By OhLylo

I have a Topeak rear rack and bag. It's 4 screws...

I have a Topeak rear rack and bag. It's 4 screws if I want to pull it off for a long ride on the weekend. Pre-stage shoes at work - they take up too much space.
03-27-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 410,629
Posted By OhLylo

I wonder if 25mm will fit on my wheels. I don't...

I wonder if 25mm will fit on my wheels. I don't know my interior rim width, but it would have to be 15 or 17mm to fit 25mm tires while also accommodating 32mm tires. I'll have to google to see if I...
03-27-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 410,629
Posted By OhLylo

I'm thinking about adding bar end grips for more...

I'm thinking about adding bar end grips for more hand positions. But I'll lose my mirror as a result, which stinks when commuting on busy roads. I guess I could get a helmet mounted mirror, though....
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