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Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By David in Maine

I prefer stiff soled mtb shoes with Speedplay...

I prefer stiff soled mtb shoes with Speedplay Frog pedals (sadly discontinued) for touring. I carry sandals for off the bike.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,549
Posted By David in Maine

Ritchy Logic makes well-respected steel frames if...

Ritchy Logic makes well-respected steel frames if you don't want to go custom. If you do want custom, then I echo the suggestions of working with someone local to get fitted in person. If you want to...
Replies: 44
Views: 3,925
Posted By David in Maine

300K Brevet completed. The inaugural running of...

300K Brevet completed. The inaugural running of the Midcoast Maine 300K put on by the New England Randonneurs was greeted by unseasonably cold temps and rain in the forecast. It was a cloudy 43...
Replies: 44
Views: 3,925
Posted By David in Maine

Yes I totally understand that philosophy,...

Yes I totally understand that philosophy, unfortunately the ratchet buckle on the shoes that I used for the last 8 years broke a couple of weeks before the 200K (Fizik R-1) and replacements weren't...
Replies: 44
Views: 3,925
Posted By David in Maine

I enjoyed my first post-vaccination 200k this...

I enjoyed my first post-vaccination 200k this past Saturday. Got to finally ride the Shelburne Falls 200k from the Berkshire Brevet series in Massachusetts after the ride was postponed from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,018
Posted By David in Maine

I just used a pair of Red White bibs on a 200K...

I just used a pair of Red White bibs on a 200K Brevet this weekend. Needed to size up to Xl (I wear L in Rapha). I found them really comfy.

David
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By David in Maine

Back on!

Yay, the Berkshire series is back on! I signed up for the 200k on May 22nd. Staggered start for safety.

David
04-26-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By David in Maine

Another consideration--will she actually be using...

Another consideration--will she actually be using the bike for "trekking"? Will she be using racks and panniers and carrying camping gear and clothes over rough roads? My loaded touring bike uses 36...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,160
Posted By David in Maine

Shimano hubs are quiet fwiw. Newer Chris King...

Shimano hubs are quiet fwiw. Newer Chris King hubs have toned down the buzz as well.

David
04-22-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,334
Posted By David in Maine

If money is no object:...

If money is no object: https://avt.bike/products/ltd-edition-silca-sicuro-titanium-bottle-cage-cerakote-pair-1

David
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By David in Maine

Yes I spoke to New Horizons today and they...

Yes I spoke to New Horizons today and they confirmed what you just said. They will hopefully run the 200k sometime in May. I was able to sign up for New England Randonneurs limited field 200k on May...
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By David in Maine

Berkshire Brevets?

Do any New England folks know if the Berkshire Brevet series is happening this year? They announced that they planned to run the 200k a month ago, but I can’t find a sign up anywhere.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 847,412
Posted By David in Maine

Beautiful bike! Love the anodized bottle cages....

Beautiful bike! Love the anodized bottle cages. Not a fan of the saddle bag I must say!

David
04-16-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,644
Posted By David in Maine

I love the metallic olive color I chose for the...

I love the metallic olive color I chose for the repaint of my touring bike! No regrets.

...
03-20-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By David in Maine

Astral/Rolf Prima? I know the company is in...

Astral/Rolf Prima? I know the company is in Oregon but I'm not sure if their carbon rims are actually made there. https://astralcycling.com/collections/road-rims/carbon

David
03-04-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,385
Posted By David in Maine

Interesting. Maybe your group rides are different...

Interesting. Maybe your group rides are different from mine. I have always understood that an individual rider shouldn't pull at the front for long--2 or 3 minutes tops, or even only a couple of...
02-28-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,385
Posted By David in Maine

My favorite is a great group ride with people who...

My favorite is a great group ride with people who really now how to paceline and keeps it smooth. Those are pretty rare since people tend to break up the group by attacking hills or Stava segments (...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By David in Maine

Many long distance cyclists ride with gently...

Many long distance cyclists ride with gently rounded backs with a bit higher handlebars. Here is Mark Beaumont on his around the world in 80 days record ride. Even on aero bars he has a comfortable,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,838
Posted By David in Maine

Took me a minute but...LOL! David

Took me a minute but...LOL!

David
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,144
Posted By David in Maine

I’ve had my custom Seven for a year now. I, share...

I’ve had my custom Seven for a year now. I, share indyfabz unusual dimensions (almost exactly it seems!) and never had a road bike that was a perfect fit. I decided my 50th birthday earned me a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,539
Posted By David in Maine

Bikes that are leased not owned. Ride for a...

Bikes that are leased not owned. Ride for a couple years then trade it in for the latest flashy model. I will personally keep riding my mechanical shifting, rim brake Ti bike!

David
12-17-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By David in Maine

The head mechanic at Ride Studio Cafe in...

The head mechanic at Ride Studio Cafe in Lexington built me a great set of wheels.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,295
Posted By David in Maine

I really like the mask by Outdoor Research. It...

I really like the mask by Outdoor Research. It costs $20 which is a lot, but it works well to reduce foggy glasses. I don't use it while riding, but I have used it during some recent short track...
10-26-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By David in Maine

Here's my 20 year old Tamarack touring bike built...

Here's my 20 year old Tamarack touring bike built by Mark Beaver of Halifax Nova Scotia. I had it repainted a few years ago and had the Velo Orange fenders color matched....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,978
Posted By David in Maine

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,978
Posted By David in Maine

I think this sums it up. I think this question,...

I think this sums it up. I think this question, as well as disc brakes on road bikes, comes down to personality and philosophy. I find a simple bicycle that I understand how to work on appealing. I'm...
10-23-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,319
Posted By David in Maine

I agree that painted to match are the best! ...

I agree that painted to match are the best!
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/tamarack_9d21c23fcd10d66ce12506ab406c8e861bbfec6b.jpg

PDW full metal fenders work well...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,294
Posted By David in Maine

Here’s an interesting discussion of the “locked...

Here’s an interesting discussion of the “locked arms” position.
http://jralong.com/2020/09/04/le-tour-de-crash-a-theory-on-increased-carnage/

David
Replies: 14
Views: 3,159
Posted By David in Maine

I've been using the extra light version tubeless...

I've been using the extra light version tubeless for awhile now. Used on a paved 300k brevet and on a bunch of mixed road/off -road rides. Nothing too gnarly. Zero flats and I'm very happy with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 847,412
Posted By David in Maine

Bixxis

Bixxis--built by Doriano DeRosa

https://bixxis.com/en/titanium-frame/

David
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,270
Posted By David in Maine

One of my riding buddies went out in some gusty...

One of my riding buddies went out in some gusty winds last week. A crosswind blew him into some sticks and branches that had blown into the road. Now he's healing from a broken clavicle and two...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 847,412
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks! I was so impressed with the service at...

Thanks! I was so impressed with the service at Ride Studio. Would love to see pictures of your Redsky. Mine gives me great joy every time I hop on!

David
Replies: 24
Views: 3,421
Posted By David in Maine

Shimano hubs are silent too! Not as sexy as onyx...

Shimano hubs are silent too! Not as sexy as onyx of course!

David
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By David in Maine

When I did the Adventure Cycling Trans-am route...

When I did the Adventure Cycling Trans-am route many moons ago (1993) I remember riding on the Interstate in Montana or Wyoming for a short spell. It wasn't too bad--just be careful by on and off...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,001
Posted By David in Maine

This is a great handlebar bag for longer rides if...

This is a great handlebar bag for longer rides if you need to carry a layer and extra food. Just be aware, a bag like this will make it more challenging to mount a front light or a GPS mount.
...
Replies: 24
Views: 3,421
Posted By David in Maine

Astral Rims are quite nice and made in the US:...

Astral Rims are quite nice and made in the US: Solstice are quite lightweight while Radiant would be more sturdy and a bit aero if you care about such things....
Replies: 14
Views: 3,227
Posted By David in Maine

This one is not cheap, but it works wonderfully....

This one is not cheap, but it works wonderfully. You really don't need to run the elastic straps to the handlebars unless you're riding off-road and need extra stability.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By David in Maine

I really like the Fizik Aliante Gamma saddle....

I really like the Fizik Aliante Gamma saddle. It's a little wider than many racing saddles--I find it very comfortable. I echo the above poster--saddle fit is very personal. Finding a demo or buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,462
Posted By David in Maine

I weigh the same as you. I'm currently running...

I weigh the same as you. I'm currently running 28C Rene Herse extralight tires at between 65 and 70 psi on Maine back roads with no problems. Much better than the 80 psi I started out with. No flats...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,294
Posted By David in Maine

Rapha. Don't hate me! David

Rapha. Don't hate me!

David
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By David in Maine

You can check out the trip reports on...

You can check out the trip reports on crazyguyonabike.com
I find it a helpful place to learn about new regions.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 847,412
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks! I plan to use the bike for long brevets,...

Thanks! I plan to use the bike for long brevets, so I wanted the full-size pump option and went for the old-school pump peg. Good eye on the wheels--they were hand-built by the great mechanic at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 847,412
Posted By David in Maine

Seven Redsky

This thread needs more Seven! My 50th birthday present, mid-life crisis bike. I wanted a bike that was simple and easy to maintain myself. Built around Velo Orange Grand Cru mid-reach brakes. Can fit...
Replies: 24
Views: 3,432
Posted By David in Maine

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast...

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast Maine two weekends ago. I used some familiar roads and discovered some great backroads I had never ridden on. The highlight was seeing the Alewives...
Replies: 41
Views: 6,594
Posted By David in Maine

I'll echo others. I went custom because I have a...

I'll echo others. I went custom because I have a long torso for my height and I wanted to see what a bike built for me would feel like rather than making compromises with off-the-shelf. Another...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 2,302,956
Posted By David in Maine

Yes, it was a Turbomatic 4. I used to love that...

Yes, it was a Turbomatic 4. I used to love that saddle on a racing bike, but it was a short-lived experiment on the more upright touring bike! My butt wasn't very happy. Now using a San Marco Regal,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,567
Views: 379,104
Posted By David in Maine

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/e0a49c51_32ff_4526_b1f9_072a852b9b3a_fcb21e5372ec61da7a903bbdb6c10797e4d7589f.jpeg
Dolphin Marina, Harpswell, ME. Partway through a solo...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,114
Posted By David in Maine

How would something like a RedShift stem and a...

How would something like a RedShift stem and a Canyon flexy seat post compare to the active suspension bikes?

David
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,202
Posted By David in Maine

Hi There, I also live and ride in Midcoast...

Hi There,

I also live and ride in Midcoast Maine and enjoy some spirited group rides on hilly roads. I have been using 50-34 front chainrings and 11-30 cassette. If I'm planning to ride a super...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 2,302,956
Posted By David in Maine

Yes, Mark is still building and is active in the...

Yes, Mark is still building and is active in the Nova Scotia Randonneurs. I was hoping to join him on a 1000k brevet this summer before the virus stymied my plans.
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