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Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By MAK

Not on rear rack...but I have seen bottle holders...

Not on rear rack...but I have seen bottle holders (they hold two bottles) that attach to the seat post and/or saddle rails so they sit right behind the saddle within easy reach. Attaching holders to...
Forum: Touring
10-07-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By MAK

You don't need braze-ons (eyelets) to mount a...

You don't need braze-ons (eyelets) to mount a front or rear rack for a bag or panniers. You can do it with p-clamps. You may have eyelets on the inside of your seat stays as we can't see from the...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By MAK

Yes, stability is a big concern, but it sounds...

Yes, stability is a big concern, but it sounds like you've thought this out. The front rack with panniers will give you more space to carry items, you'll be able to carry more weight and it will be...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By MAK

Just a thought...If you haven't ridden in 12...

Just a thought...If you haven't ridden in 12 years, a toddler seat on the back probably isn't the best idea. Until you get back into cycling and build your skills, it will likely be very unsafe. ...
10-02-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By MAK

You said, "While I'm driving". Did you mean...

You said, "While I'm driving". Did you mean while riding or while the bike is on a rack while you're driving? If it's the former, the advice to see a mechanic is on point. If it's the latter, a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By MAK

I do have a Lezyne Road Drive and I'll try it. ...

I do have a Lezyne Road Drive and I'll try it.
Thank you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By MAK

Brompton Pump Replacement

I just read that the Zefal/Brompton pump that is supplied with the bike is designed as a 'get you home' pump (per Brompton) and will not pump the tires to a very high psi. One uTuber claimed +/- 45...
09-29-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By MAK

I put a suspension corrected rigid fork on a Gary...

I put a suspension corrected rigid fork on a Gary Fisher hybrid and have had zero problems. I saved a bunch of weight and the ride improved a lot. I would imagine that for the roads/paths you...
Forum: Touring
09-19-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By MAK

I use the Ortlieb bag and have zero complaints....

I use the Ortlieb bag and have zero complaints. They are pricy, but great quality and durability. If you like the Arkel bag, all you need to do is cut up an old tube to create a 'gasket' between the...
09-17-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By MAK

I have Camelback back packs and a Camelback hip...

I have Camelback back packs and a Camelback hip pack. Both work well. I also have an Osprey backpack and two Osprey hip packs which I really like. The only problem with the hip packs is that they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By MAK

Brompton Quick/Master link

I've looked, but couldn't find a definitive answer. I know that the chain on my M6R is 3/32" and 100 links (50 tooth chain ring). I like to be prepared so on all my bikes I carry I carry a...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,444
Posted By MAK

Just for clarification, I was only pointing out...

Just for clarification, I was only pointing out someone else's comment regarding the "hour by hour, day by day" statement saying that the weight reduces as waters is consumed. As for the beginning...
09-15-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,263
Posted By MAK

I've done RAGBRAI twice on a road bike and saw...

I've done RAGBRAI twice on a road bike and saw hybrids on both rides (also saw a unicycle, folding bikes and one guy with no bicycle seat on multiple days). One year, my group had a guy riding a...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,444
Posted By MAK

...whatever works for the individual... You...

...whatever works for the individual...

You say you are using a 100oz camelback. That's over 6lbs of static weight. I would rather not have that on my back, hour after hour day after day.[/QUOTE]...
09-12-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By MAK

A few considerations. What type of surfaces...

A few considerations.

What type of surfaces will you be riding on? If you'll be riding solely on paved roads and paths, I recommend that you not look at a suspension fork and stick with a solid...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By MAK

Moderators..You might as well close this thread. ...

Moderators..You might as well close this thread. Thank you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By MAK

Makes sense. Take care.

Makes sense. Take care.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By MAK

New to the Brompton Folding World

Okay. I'm a bit disappointed that there were 155 views as of today regarding my 'Brompton Parts' thread with zero responses. I thought that I posed legitimate questions. :foo:

Never-the-less, I...
09-03-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By MAK

Thank you all...The bike (I'll probably bring my...

Thank you all...The bike (I'll probably bring my hybrid as it's most versatile) will be coming.
09-03-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,292
Posted By MAK

I have never used the 5000's, only the 4000's, so...

I have never used the 5000's, only the 4000's, so I can't comment on the mixed reviews other than saying the much like Bontrager, Trek and Specialized, etc., SOME PEOPLE simply criticize big...
09-02-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By MAK

I would think that the bike won't be damaged but...

I would think that the bike won't be damaged but the likelihood of flat tires rises with concrete cracks and imperfections.
09-02-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By MAK

Storm damage in Cape Cod

I'm planning a vacation in Cape Cod later this month. I hope to bring my bike to explore the area, but I'm wondering how the area is post Ida. I saw that there was a tornado in the general area...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By MAK

Brompton parts?

Hello, I'm looking at an M6R that's brand new for $1730.00. I've done a lot of research on Brompton and I'm about to pull the trigger. My big concern is whether parts are available should something...
09-02-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,292
Posted By MAK

When I went from Armadillos to Continental 4000s...

When I went from Armadillos to Continental 4000s tires it was like I had a new bike. I also agree with RSBOB that double wrapping the bars will make a big difference.
08-22-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,167
Posted By MAK

This may be child endangerment, but it's...

This may be child endangerment, but it's interesting.

https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/swing-bike-gif-86817
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,906
Posted By MAK

I carry both. It's been in the mid to high 90's...

I carry both. It's been in the mid to high 90's here with high humidity. "Feels like" 100+ according to the weather apps. I never flat in the shade so CO2 is my first choice and I'll refill with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,746
Posted By MAK

When it's hot ii carry one bottle of plain water...

When it's hot ii carry one bottle of plain water and a bottle of water with a dissolved NUUN tablet for electrolyte replenishment. Extra tablets for refills on long rides. Works for me.
08-11-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By MAK

You don't say where you're located. Go to a few...

You don't say where you're located. Go to a few bike shops and test ride a few bikes and see what the staff recommends size wise.
08-11-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,966
Posted By MAK

Sounds like the mosquitos have learned to form a...

Sounds like the mosquitos have learned to form a peloton and draft.
08-11-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By MAK

Correct. Whether you use KOP or some other...

Correct. Whether you use KOP or some other method, you'll likely screw up your knees if you change saddle position fore and aft.
07-07-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By MAK

You may want to look at the Saris racks. Some of...

You may want to look at the Saris racks. Some of them will carry a 45 lb. bike. They aren't exactly price friendly but are a bit more reasonable than many of the top brands. Also search for racks...
07-07-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By MAK

I have a 2021 Crosstrek with a Kuat Sherpa 2.0...

I have a 2021 Crosstrek with a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 attached. You can get used to the Kuat dominating the screen when backing up. The guidance lines still appear and you just have to realize that the...
07-07-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By MAK

Thank you all for your responses. Yes, Koyote,...

Thank you all for your responses. Yes, Koyote, your comment was clear and I'll look into it.

Take care and be well.
07-04-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By MAK

Don't Flame Me: READ THE FIRST AND HIGHLIGHTED SENTENCES

I KNOW THAT IT'S NOT RECOMMENDED BY THE COMPANY BUT...

I have a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 tray style hitch rack that I am very happy with. Most of my bikes don't have fenders and I've had no problems. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,305
Posted By MAK

Chrome waterproof socks are a bit expensive, but...

Chrome waterproof socks are a bit expensive, but are truly waterproof. So are the Chrome waterproof gloves. I have two Chrome waterproof jackets (an eVent and a lightweight one) and both have...
07-04-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,468
Posted By MAK

During the pandemic, it's not over but seems to...

During the pandemic, it's not over but seems to be close, many companies had to temporarily close or limit their hours and lay-off workers. Bicycle companies are not only reliant on their own...
07-04-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,361
Posted By MAK

Ride your bike to an "early bird" dinner (I love...

Ride your bike to an "early bird" dinner (I love the ribs at the Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern in Old Town and the huge slabs of beef at Morton's Steakhouse). Then, for something challenging,...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By MAK

Wolf Tooth makes an interesting accessory called...

Wolf Tooth makes an interesting accessory called a Valais (see below). It allows you to use a seat bag with a dropper post. In an emergency you can move it down to keep your seat up should your...
06-25-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,084
Posted By MAK

Love your fender!

Love your fender!
06-25-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,671
Posted By MAK

I agree. I have a chain tool on my multitool and...

I agree. I have a chain tool on my multitool and also carry a Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers w/2 quick links. I haven't needed them, but I'm sure I'll have a problem if I left them home. The extra 1.35...
06-14-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,427
Posted By MAK

MODS...Please kill this thread. I was asking...

MODS...Please kill this thread. I was asking whether the claims were credible and if anyone had used it.

I did not intend the 'what's the best lube' or 'what lube do you use' that it's become.
...
06-14-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By MAK

My local REI has an inventory of Kuat, Thule and...

My local REI has an inventory of Kuat, Thule and Saris. The three brands also appear as in stock on their web site. I recently bought a Kuat Sherpa from them after a number of store visits so I saw...
06-12-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,582
Posted By MAK

Just reminiscing...A few of us used to drive down...

Just reminiscing...A few of us used to drive down to do the Bike Ride Around Georgia (BRAG) and would stop at a roadside BBQ buffet in North Carolina called Duke's. The place had zero ambiance, but...
Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By MAK

When you do the C&O/GAP, I recommend fenders as...

When you do the C&O/GAP, I recommend fenders as the C&O could get very muddy. Just be sure that you have good clearance or the mud can clog between the tire and fender ruining your ride..
...
06-11-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,427
Posted By MAK

Thank you for the responses, although it appears...

Thank you for the responses, although it appears that no one has actually tried it. Nevertheless, you've almost convinced me to sell my bikes and replace them with Gates carbon drive train bikes.
06-11-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,145
Posted By MAK

Someone should research this. Bike manufacturers...

Someone should research this. Bike manufacturers just want to sell bikes, I can't believe that they conspire to put 'little guys' out of business. You certainly have the right to your opinion, but I...
06-10-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,427
Posted By MAK

A New Lubricant

I thought I'd go to the experts on this.

Wolf Tooth is advertising a lube called WT-1 Chain Lube. They say that it cleans, lubes, protects and lasts 3-5 times longer than other lubricants and is...
Forum: Touring
06-09-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,685
Posted By MAK

Four Panniers or Two and a Rack Pack

I'll be doing an 13 day self contained tour in a few weeks and I'll be camping. I've done a number of shorter self contained tours before with two rear panniers, four panniers and a handlebar bag. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By MAK

Arcane yes, but nevertheless very important. ...

Arcane yes, but nevertheless very important. Ride with your seat too high or too low and after a while your knees are shot. Improper reach can cause back issues.

as for your original...
06-08-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By MAK

Glad you seem to be OK. Throw the helmet away...

Glad you seem to be OK. Throw the helmet away and buy another. You're proof that it's $100 (it looks like a wavecell) well spent.

Be safe.
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