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09-05-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By alpharalpha

When you used the bike for wheel on trainer &...

When you used the bike for wheel on trainer & outdoors how'd that go; did you have any issues with rear tire?
09-04-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By alpharalpha

Do you use the same bike with trainer that you ride outdoors?

I know they're designed to be quick release to use that way, just wondering if anyone does that? Is there more or a chance that the rear tire might blow out, or would you see the wear before it ever...
08-11-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By alpharalpha

Was bad bearing.

Was bad bearing.
08-05-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By alpharalpha

New saris mag+ trainer making clicking noise

I just recently purchased this; the first few times it did not make the noise but now once I dial the knob in 'till it clicks in place it makes this sound; if I dial back on the roller it stops. Any...
07-31-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By alpharalpha

Made mistake, don't know how to delete post

I mistook concave for the convex end, watched saris video, saw my error. Please delete post.
06-01-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By alpharalpha

I should've mentioned is for a road bike, part of...

I should've mentioned is for a road bike, part of the time in the drops, so a more forward position.
05-31-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By alpharalpha

looking for a budget priced bike seat that's comfortable

It's always been hit or miss with bike seats for me. I can't justify spending more than $50 on a seat--though that may have to change--usually the seat that came with the bike determined if it was...
05-22-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By alpharalpha

Which tire do you use for an indoor trainer?

I'm looking at trainer tires and all have some neg' reviews with wearing out fast, bubbling etc. What is a good one to get?
05-11-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By alpharalpha

I see the Cyclops fluid2...

I see the Cyclops fluid2 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EPM7T1M/?coliid=I3IDR21LJAEAEO&colid=2JG7FGDTGJJJJ&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it) for sale; How is the resistance on the fluid trainers, can it be...
05-10-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By alpharalpha

Which wheel on mag' trainer would you recommend?

Looking to keep things simple, don't need smart trainer, won't be connecting it to any apps etc. Also don't need super high resistance, mostly for spinning/cadence (I hyperextended my knee so won't...
04-01-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By alpharalpha

What's the best trainer to attach to bike for realistic feel?

I'm looking at setting up a dedicated indoor trainer so removing rear wheel etc isn't an issue; most important is fluid feel like riding outdoors,
04-01-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By alpharalpha

Checked with Feedback Sports and also no warranty...

Checked with Feedback Sports and also no warranty by them if purchased off Amazon, considered 3rd party but they are out of stock at Feedback Sports so will look for something else/better. Thanks
03-31-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By alpharalpha

Any thoughts on Feedback Sports Omnium Portable Trainer?

Looking at getting an indoor trainer, just for some daily cardio. Anyone use the Omnium and if so what do you think of it?
05-28-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,028
Posted By alpharalpha

Yep, didn't look at the logo:lol:

Yep, didn't look at the logo:lol:
05-27-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,028
Posted By alpharalpha

Right? I remember the first time I actually had...

Right? I remember the first time I actually had to buy a water bottle, local shops used to give them free.
05-27-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,028
Posted By alpharalpha

You know, I was kinda thinking in this direction...

You know, I was kinda thinking in this direction earlier while looking at Camelbak Mag Chute bottles for my child, but was still hung up on something to go in cage. I have panniers, could just put...
05-26-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 33,234
Posted By alpharalpha

If it's like where I went to college probably get...

If it's like where I went to college probably get free bus fare with student ID + campus parking is like $5 a day, so win/win :)
05-26-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,028
Posted By alpharalpha

How do you like the Podium, and which ones do you...

How do you like the Podium, and which ones do you have? I see there's regular, insulated & dirt model--with lid--that seems like it'd be ok.
05-25-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,028
Posted By alpharalpha

Need help finding new water bottle.

Looking to purchase online, and would like it to look nice as I don't drive and bring my bottle in with me for app'ts etc. Doesn't need to be insulated, actually from what I've been reading on how...
04-07-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By alpharalpha

Yes, is for fender mount; and on bottom has...

Yes, is for fender mount; and on bottom has grooves for the kickstand plate to slide into; just kept the 35 back there; is fine. The 38 up front is an improvement though. I like it....
04-05-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By alpharalpha

It's the kickstand bracket/plate; the 38 wedged...

It's the kickstand bracket/plate; the 38 wedged into it pretty tight, I'd say it'd need to be shaved down to at least where the kickstand bolt is at; isn't that bracket structural?...
04-05-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By alpharalpha

I already have the 38, tried to put it on rear...

I already have the 38, tried to put it on rear but wouldn't clear the kickstand bar so put a 35 Schwalbe Marathon Plus in rear and still have the original Bontrager front tire; was thinking that I'd...
04-04-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By alpharalpha

What do you think of having a wider front tire?

I have a Trek Multitrack hybrid with 700x35 tires stock and that's the widest that'll fit on the rear due to kickstand bar clearance (I'd remove it but that crossbar looks structural?) so am thinking...
03-21-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,851
Posted By alpharalpha

How much does tread direction affect riding?

Ok, I put my rear tire (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JDUMFG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1&psc=1)on backwards, was kind of a rushed job, has slime in tube and am wondering...
02-12-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By alpharalpha

Is Park Tool PPL-I grease good for lubricating non-bike applications?

I have a articulating monitor mount that has plastic bushing like arm sleeves that come in bags greased ready to fit on arm, but I had to handle the mount a bit and the greased got rubbed off and...
01-21-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,472
Posted By alpharalpha

That looks like a good alternative to fixed mag'...

That looks like a good alternative to fixed mag' resistance; I'm planning on using a fork stand but if wasn't would consider that.
I tried a cheap one out yesterday and later my rear innertube...
01-20-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,472
Posted By alpharalpha

Are your Keitler rollers mag etc resistance or...

Are your Keitler rollers mag etc resistance or just plain cadence rollers? I haven't purchased the rollers yet; Sportcrafter rollers come in cadence and a nice resistance (as in the chart can see the...
01-20-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,472
Posted By alpharalpha

Don't all rollers have some resistance? The ones...

Don't all rollers have some resistance? The ones I'm looking at are SportCrafters, cadence (ZRO100) or overdrive (ZRO110;) here is the chart;...
01-18-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,472
Posted By alpharalpha

Newbie should I get resistance rollers or zero for casual workout?

Hello, I'm new to this and would like some advise on whether to go with zero resistance--cadence--or resistance rollers for light cardio while indoors. I'd be using them with a front fork stand so...
01-15-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By alpharalpha

I agree, regular rollers look like the best for...

I agree, regular rollers look like the best for ride feel; wasn't Omnium brand specific, just a type with front fork mount for stability--someone on this thread had suggested the Omnium. I see they...
01-14-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By alpharalpha

So, rollers are going to be the closest I'm going...

So, rollers are going to be the closest I'm going to get? Will they still wear down the rear tire? I'd like to have the bike accessible when I want to ride it. Maybe a roller with front support like...
01-14-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By alpharalpha

Cardio. Unfortunately what I like about 700c is...

Cardio. Unfortunately what I like about 700c is the smoother continuous feel, even 26" mtn bikes have a drag feel to me--pedal immd slow down in between--I'd like the resistance without that.
01-13-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By alpharalpha

Whats a decent Bike Resistance Trainer for casual use?

Nothing extreme, just to stay in shape while indoors. My Trek Multitrack is the most comfortable so will use it; also has schwalbe marathon plus tire--smooth tread--do you think the trainer will wear...
01-13-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,619
Posted By alpharalpha

That's a a great idea; to be able to ride while...

That's a a great idea; to be able to ride while seeing streetview would be awesome. But paying a monthly service for it not so much. This is new idea to me so don't have much to add right now, but I...
05-09-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By alpharalpha

Yeah I know, I keep it's patina for a beater bike...

Yeah I know, I keep it's patina for a beater bike so less likely to get stolen. It's a 24" frame with 1 1/8" wide tires so wonder if changing it over would be too top heavy--I already have to be...
05-08-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By alpharalpha

That Giant looks a lot like when I was last...

That Giant looks a lot like when I was last shopping for a hybrid back in 2006; they do have a nice upright position, but that slanted top tube turned me off to it; otherwise I seem to recall it and...
05-05-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By alpharalpha

Looking for hybrid with fast geometry and upright position

I prefer road bikes but have had accidents that don't favor putting weight into arms. Currently have a Trek Multitrack 7100 that I switched out the front fork and that raised the handlebars to a more...
03-05-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,947
Posted By alpharalpha

I was just thinking similar after ride yesterday;...

I was just thinking similar after ride yesterday; might front suspension help? Otherwise perhaps a bike with more upright configuration so not putting weight/pressure on handlebars.
03-03-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 296,401
Posted By alpharalpha

I purchased my 7100 Multitrack in 2006, still...

I purchased my 7100 Multitrack in 2006, still like new, only thing I've done is switch out the front suspension forks for steel. The fork's tube was longer so I added some spacers which gives it a...
01-28-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,021
Posted By alpharalpha

That's what I ended up getting; Columbia's having...

That's what I ended up getting; Columbia's having a winter sale so picked up a pretty beefy sweatshirt and a lined rain/wind jacket ...
01-22-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,021
Posted By alpharalpha

Looking for help finding a relaxed fit jacket that blocks wind

I've been reading thru the threads but mostly about cycling gear. I ride my bike around town so same clothes inside; looking for a relaxed fit hoodie type jacket that's not bulky that'll block wind...
01-08-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,442
Posted By alpharalpha

Yikes, those potholes edge of road can be so...

Yikes, those potholes edge of road can be so dangerous; I've thought the same thing could happen if I hit one while a car was nearby. You're lucky the driver was alert. I've considered filling them...
12-31-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,442
Posted By alpharalpha

When I was living on my sailboat I had many...

When I was living on my sailboat I had many bicycles stolen, having to lock them up ashore--plus money often was tight. So, bike had just got stolen, no money to speak of when I saw this bashed up...
12-16-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,442
Posted By alpharalpha

My closest call was, like many have said, my own...

My closest call was, like many have said, my own fault. When I was much younger I had a bike stolen so in a pinch made a trade for a road bike which for whatever reason only had a front brake; FL...
12-14-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,442
Posted By alpharalpha

I don't know if this is exactly what you're...

I don't know if this is exactly what you're referring to, but I have been on the inside of a right turning truck when it turned the corner I was trapped partially under/between the middle of it's...
12-11-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,442
Posted By alpharalpha

Your close call story reminded me of one I had...

Your close call story reminded me of one I had forgotten; wasn't me but I was involved; difference was I was uphill so had sorta birds eye view of that passing thru effect you mentioned; was showing...
11-30-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,442
Posted By alpharalpha

What are the closest calls you've had that could've been deadly?

Cycling can be far more dangerous than a lot of people may think; there are so many random things that can happen to us that are outside the sphere of motorists and pedestrians.

(Edit: I meant...
11-30-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 48,842
Posted By alpharalpha

The weather here in Central FL is pretty...

The weather here in Central FL is pretty reasonable--if you don't mind humid summers. We get a little cold weather but nothing a pair of pants and a medium jacket can't fix. Biggest issue is traffic;...
11-30-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,762
Posted By alpharalpha

Sure, why not? I'd think it's definitely a+. I...

Sure, why not? I'd think it's definitely a+. I built up one for a long ride I was doing to next town over; I don't do that ride anymore, and actually haven't been using e-bike this year as I've been...
11-30-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 37,007
Posted By alpharalpha

Going to county and state parks; we have so many...

Going to county and state parks; we have so many beautiful ones down here. Of course with the crime always taking a risk, especially with a child so guess no biggie. For kayaking I got an inflatable,...
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