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08-12-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,521
Posted By prj71

A seat of the right width that properly supports...

A seat of the right width that properly supports your sit bones is more comfortable than any sprung saddle or super thick foam padded gel seat that's out there.
08-12-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,521
Posted By prj71

Sprung Saddle. LOL.

Sprung Saddle. LOL.
08-12-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 268
Posted By prj71

I have yet to use a blast pump or air compressor...

I have yet to use a blast pump or air compressor to set up my tubeless tires on any of my mountain bikes, fat bikes or road bikes. I've set everyone one of them up with a hand pump.

2 methods have...
08-12-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

Damn. That's narrow. We don't have anything...

Damn. That's narrow. We don't have anything around here like that unless it's a gravel road.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,419
Posted By prj71

LOL. You guys need bikes or bike parts I'll...

LOL. You guys need bikes or bike parts I'll hook you up!!!
08-11-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

I travel all over the midwest and used to live in...

I travel all over the midwest and used to live in MI and I make a trek west every year (WY, CO, MT area) fishing and I see roads like the ones near my house all the time and people biking on them. ...
08-11-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

Sounds like my state might take care of it's road...

Sounds like my state might take care of it's road systems a bit better is the vibe I'm getting here. Not that we don't have broken pavement, patches and pot holes in some areas, but for the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,419
Posted By prj71

You can do what you want. My experience...

You can do what you want.

My experience mimics that of others within my biking circle of friends that live within a 100 mile radius of where I do. People were able to get parts and buy new...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,419
Posted By prj71

And neither are your personal experiences. Like...

And neither are your personal experiences. Like I said this bike shortage and parts shortage were a bit over-hyped and still are being over-hyped right now. Were there some parts that were hard to...
08-11-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

Wow that's crazy. I live in a rural area in a...

Wow that's crazy. I live in a rural area in a town of about 10,000 people. Even the town of 100k+ about 20 miles south of me...the roads are like that if you get out of the city limits.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,419
Posted By prj71

Lol. Those are the facts and these are the bikes:...

Lol. Those are the facts and these are the bikes:



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08-11-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By prj71

I don't know about Bryton, but I had a Lezyne. It...

I don't know about Bryton, but I had a Lezyne. It worked just fine and did everything I needed it to but switched to a Garmin 530 and Garmine 130. Hands down the display clarity on the Garmin units...
08-11-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
Posted By prj71

It's ok. We'll go easy on you this time. :D

It's ok. We'll go easy on you this time. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,419
Posted By prj71

I bought the following complete bikes either...

I bought the following complete bikes either online or from LBS in that time frame:

April 2020 bought a brand new Trek Domane SL5 (GF's Bike).
October 2020 bought a brand new Spot Mayhem...
08-11-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

Maybe you are over complicating it? None of...

Maybe you are over complicating it?

None of those situations exist on the shoulders of the roads I ride. People don't park their cars on the shoulder, we don't have drainage grates on the shoulder...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,419
Posted By prj71

I was looking around when he replied. Yeah I...

I was looking around when he replied. Yeah I don't know. I didn't have any problems finding any parts I needed the past 2 years. Was even able to buy hubs for the 2 carbon wheelsets I had built up.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,419
Posted By prj71

I'm not sure why you are looking for LO3a pads....

I'm not sure why you are looking for LO3a pads. They have been discontinued and replaced with L05A-RF. Took me all of about 30 seconds...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,419
Posted By prj71

There hasn't been a bike part that I haven't been...

There hasn't been a bike part that I haven't been able to buy in the last 2 years. The parts shortage was overhyped. Just have to be resourceful and know where to look.

There was a thread on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,419
Posted By prj71

Are you kidding? Between last fall and now...

Are you kidding?

Between last fall and now I've purchased dropper post, dropper post switch, brake calipers, rotors, seats, chains, 12 speed shifter, carbon bars, fat bike tires, mountain bike...
08-10-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By prj71

Yup. 32s are even faster. The harsh jarring of...

Yup. 32s are even faster. The harsh jarring of those thin tires slows you down more than you think.
08-10-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
Posted By prj71

I'd be afraid to drive that van across town let...

I'd be afraid to drive that van across town let alone on a 3000 mile round trip fishing excursion out west that I do every year.
08-10-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

Ride in the car lane where your chances are...

Ride in the car lane where your chances are greater to get mowed down by a car OR ride in the paved shoulder where you are somewhat safer because the cars will go by you and don't have to veer to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,419
Posted By prj71

There is nothing to be concerned about. You can...

There is nothing to be concerned about. You can buy brake pads 24/7/365 from Amazon, Ebay, other online bike stores or your local bike shop. There is not a shortage of brake pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By prj71

Sorry...I meant in the 29er size.

Sorry...I meant in the 29er size.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,419
Posted By prj71

There is no average mileage. All depends on how...

There is no average mileage. All depends on how much you use the brakes.

I can go on a 30 mile loop near home and not have to hit the brakes once other than when I pull into the driveway. Then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By prj71

Can't seem to find these ones for sale online...

Can't seem to find these ones for sale online...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 748
Posted By prj71

Trying doing some planks during the week and some...

Trying doing some planks during the week and some lower back exercises. Your back pain will disappear. Lack of core muscle strength is showing up in your back.
...
08-10-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,580
Posted By prj71

I try to get tubes and stuff online... It's...

I try to get tubes and stuff online...

It's usually cheaper than the bike store and allows me to keep more money in my pocket. Plus I don't have leave the house and burn up gas and wear on tear...
08-10-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
Posted By prj71

You didn't contribute anything helpful since 26"...

You didn't contribute anything helpful since 26" tires on mountain bikes are not the norm these days.
08-10-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

No. It's just safer to ride on the paved...

No. It's just safer to ride on the paved shoulder. Even the local bicycle group rides...if you move out into the car lane one of the other bicyclists in the group is bound to yell at you to get back...
08-09-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By prj71

You bought a bike that cost about $450 when new. ...

You bought a bike that cost about $450 when new. LOL. What the hell did you expect?
08-09-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By prj71

Not sure what the point of this post is other...

Not sure what the point of this post is other than you needed to share with us because your wife no longer wants to listen to you.
08-09-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By prj71

Not surprising. A few years ago they had to...

Not surprising.

A few years ago they had to lower the water on the local river to work on one of the dams. All sorts of bikes could be seen laying in the riverbed.
08-09-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

Most of the shoulders in my area are paved and...

Most of the shoulders in my area are paved and 12" or more wider.

I'm telling ya...riding in the same lane as cars around here (even though it is legal) will get you honked at by angry motorists...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-09-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By prj71

The only way you are going to get self steer is...

The only way you are going to get self steer is running very low pressure on hard pack surface. That will happen with all tires.

So yes...it's you. Maybe fat bikes aren't for you since you...
08-08-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

Prior research has shown that paved shoulders...

Prior research has shown that paved shoulders tend to result in fewer erratic motor vehicle driver maneuvers, more predictable bicyclist riding behavior and enhanced comfort levels for both motorists...
08-08-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

Where I live we really don't have any MUPs or...

Where I live we really don't have any MUPs or bike lanes of great length...About 3 miles worth at best. So riding the state highways and county roads is where it's at if you want to do any long...
08-08-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

We don't have parked cars on the shoulder on our...

We don't have parked cars on the shoulder on our state or county highways we ride on. On group rides we always ride single file on the shoulder.
08-08-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By prj71

I don't know a single person that does this when...

I don't know a single person that does this when a shoulder is available to ride on.

Be visible means hi vis clothing and a flashing rear light. Not ride in the same lane as the cars.

On higher...
08-08-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 798
Posted By prj71

Indecision is why there are so many flat...

Indecision is why there are so many flat squirrels on the road...
08-08-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,455
Posted By prj71

Hello Pot. Meet kettle. I mount a vanity...

Hello Pot. Meet kettle.

I mount a vanity mirror on my bike and ride on roads with no shoulder while wearing boxers and generic baggy poly shorts on a bicycle that I leased that came with a golf...
08-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 745
Posted By prj71

Tinker Juarez stopped by to say hi.

Tinker Juarez stopped by to say hi.
08-05-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,666
Posted By prj71

Even if you don't ride in dirt using an oil based...

Even if you don't ride in dirt using an oil based chain lube will pick up fine particles from the road and eventually you will have grime.
08-05-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,666
Posted By prj71

I use this. Much like cycocommute, I no longer...

I use this. Much like cycocommute, I no longer have to clean my chain and drivetrain since switching to this. Cleaning and degreasing has become a thing of the past. Never have any grime at all...
08-03-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By prj71

You have better control of the bike on gravel...

You have better control of the bike on gravel with flat bars vs. drop bars. Especially the gravel that is loose like rolling on marbles.
08-03-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 410
Posted By prj71

Then you need to realize that less than $300...

Then you need to realize that less than $300 doesn't get you much.
08-03-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By prj71

Yup. Motorcycles are bad. No air bags, not...

Yup. Motorcycles are bad. No air bags, not enclosed on 4 sides and running around at 60-80 mph speeds surrounded by 6000 lb+ vehicles.
08-03-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 410
Posted By prj71

Have you looked at Walmart?

Have you looked at Walmart?
08-03-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
Posted By prj71

What kind of phone do you own? A.) Tin Can...

What kind of phone do you own?

A.) Tin Can with String
B.) Alexander Graham Bell's telegraph or phone inventions
C.) Rotary Dial Phone
D.) Push button dial phone
E.) Cell phone

Also, do you...
08-03-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By prj71

This bike is good guide...It has all the parts to...

This bike is good guide...It has all the parts to do what you want including a trim on the shifter for the front derailleur.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/fastroad-advanced-1-2021
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