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08-08-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By Prodigy4299

Thule Chariot Hitch creaking

I am having issues with my Thule Chariot 'EZhitch' creaking. I've tried playing around with loosening and tightening it around the axle, but the creaking persists.

Anyone else have this problem?...
07-25-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,331
Posted By Prodigy4299

One of my frequent riding companions has a 29er...

One of my frequent riding companions has a 29er hardtail. Only took one proper light / fast gravel for him to start shopping for a gravel bike. ;)

In my experience, a midrange gravel bike is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,128
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am not trying to start a discussion that...

I am not trying to start a discussion that belongs to P&R, but the family behind ABUS has some very interesting (shall we say) views that they espouse in how they run their business. Something to...
Forum: Introductions
07-22-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Prodigy4299

Welcome from a former Ottawa resident. :)...

Welcome from a former Ottawa resident. :) BikeForums is a great resource for any bike-related info. :)
Forum: Introductions
07-21-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Prodigy4299

Hello from Oslo! The Cannondale Quick 4 is a...

Hello from Oslo! The Cannondale Quick 4 is a solid bike - sorry to hear it's been stolen. When asked previously, I've always steered friends / family towards the FX line of Trek bikes. They make...
07-21-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Prodigy4299

Plenty to choose from in that budget, Some...

Plenty to choose from in that budget, Some factors for you to consider as you do research: are you looking for a more 'relaxed, all day riding' geometry, like the Cannondale Synapse or Canyon...
07-20-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By Prodigy4299

If you're even a bit of an audiophile, definitely...

If you're even a bit of an audiophile, definitely consider the Xiaomi Hybrids.
07-19-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By Prodigy4299

Glad to hear you find that it works for you, but...

Glad to hear you find that it works for you, but my experience has been that at the price point the OP mentioned, bikes with front suspension are (sometimes considerably) heavier and have lower spec...
07-19-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By Prodigy4299

Ah, touché! :)

Ah, touché! :)
07-19-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By Prodigy4299

I see this discussion as part of a larger...

I see this discussion as part of a larger discussion on how to 'professionalize' professional cycling, build stronger fan following among a larger audience and create a more sustainable financial...
07-18-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By Prodigy4299

Where I live the Trek FX line offers the best...

Where I live the Trek FX line offers the best bang for the buck, so I'd go for that. But the Cannondale is a solid option as well. At this price point, different manufacturers' offerings are pretty...
07-18-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,519
Posted By Prodigy4299

Every option you list there is a good choice, so...

Every option you list there is a good choice, so if I were you it would come down to local availability / customer service. Where I live the Trek happens to be the best 'bang for the buck', but that...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Prodigy4299

A gravel bike will definitely do what you...

A gravel bike will definitely do what you describe very comfortably. In my case, I keep my old MTB-to-hybrid bike for towing, because it's great to use an older/beat up bike for this. The number of...
07-18-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By Prodigy4299

You definitely bring up good point re: numbers....

You definitely bring up good point re: numbers. But is it completely necessary for riders to all have unique numbers within the peloton? (This is a legitimate question, not rhetorical.) Would it be...
07-18-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By Prodigy4299

Perhaps that is the case in Ottawa (lucky you!)....

Perhaps that is the case in Ottawa (lucky you!). It is far from a universal experience for the rest of us. Neither of what you describe is available in local shops here and have to be special ordered...
07-18-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have experience with three different combi...

I have experience with three different combi clipless pedals (Wellgo, Shimano M324 and Shimano EH500), and would highly recommend the EH500. It's what I run on my current gravel bike and I love it....
07-17-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By Prodigy4299

This, and freaking rider names on the back, like...

This, and freaking rider names on the back, like in other sports. How many of us have watched a race where even the commentators don't know which rider is being shown!
07-17-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,367
Posted By Prodigy4299

What I love about Van Der Poel is that he seems...

What I love about Van Der Poel is that he seems to have so much love for the bike. Every time I see him in a race, I am reminded why I love biking myself. (As opposed to the Carlos Sastre types whose...
07-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,079
Posted By Prodigy4299

Yes, it's totally this. I'm not saying that the...

Yes, it's totally this. I'm not saying that the peloton is clean as a whistle, but 90%? It's not the mid-2000's anymore. ;)
07-17-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By Prodigy4299

Perhaps in your experience, but what Oso Polar...

Perhaps in your experience, but what Oso Polar wrote very much aligns with my experience. Every 2-3 years when I need to get new inner tubes and/or tires for my 26" bike, I find smaller and smaller...
07-17-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Prodigy4299

We have the Thule Chariot two seater and...

We have the Thule Chariot two seater and (according to Google, at least) it is 51 cm wide. As Darth Lefty wrote, a Burley makes great trailers too, though where we live it's a bit hard to find...
07-16-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By Prodigy4299

Here is my short list: Panaracer Gravelking...

Here is my short list:

Panaracer Gravelking SK (38 or 43c) - gets great reviews as an all around tire.
Contiental Terra Speed (40c) - overwhelmingly positive reviews, $$$, may wear faster than...
05-23-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Prodigy4299

As for training recommendations, just let the...

As for training recommendations, just let the child tell you when they're ready. We first introduced the balance bike when she was around 15 months, and it took about six months for her to really get...
05-23-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Prodigy4299

We got our daughter a Vitus Nippy balance bike,...

We got our daughter a Vitus Nippy balance bike, and have been extremely happy with it. Based on personal experience, the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,712
Posted By Prodigy4299

If Beacon is the only premium feature you use, it...

If Beacon is the only premium feature you use, it may be worth using other free solutions that do the same thing, like Whatsapp, which allows live location sharing for preset amounts of time.
05-21-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Prodigy4299

Just to add some further options to the mix, I've...

Just to add some further options to the mix, I've heard really good things about the Hunt 4-Season wheels. UK-based, but I believe they ship stateside too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Prodigy4299

This most closely resembles my personal...

This most closely resembles my personal experience. I started taking Magnesium Bisglycinate powder some years back and it's done wonders for my muscle spasms. Yes, it tastes terrible, but it works....
05-10-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,275
Posted By Prodigy4299

Thumbs up That is one hot bike!

That is one hot bike!
05-10-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,654
Posted By Prodigy4299

Some good advice here already. My personal input...

Some good advice here already. My personal input would be:

1) Don't choose a bike based on tires. If you think the FX tires are too narrow, buy bigger tires, or wait for them to wear out first (as...
05-10-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Prodigy4299

Of the three different models of dual sided I've...

Of the three different models of dual sided I've used, the EH 500's are by far my favourite. In general, the drawback of dual sided has been that they weight a tonne (compared to their clip-in only...
05-09-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,067
Posted By Prodigy4299

Who knew that my 1990 Trek 850 was really a 'flat...

Who knew that my 1990 Trek 850 was really a 'flat bar gravel bike'? Put some 650 tires on this, and it is literally the same bike.
09-09-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Prodigy4299

The tire says 35-65 psa, so I run it at 35 for...

The tire says 35-65 psa, so I run it at 35 for most grip.
09-04-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Prodigy4299

Interesting. Perhaps I'll try that too, swapping...

Interesting. Perhaps I'll try that too, swapping the saddle with the one from my road bike... Thanks for the suggestion.
09-04-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Prodigy4299

Thanks for the words of encouragement! Appreciate...

Thanks for the words of encouragement! Appreciate it. :)
09-04-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Prodigy4299

Yeah, I've ordered the 70mm stem and I'll see how...

Yeah, I've ordered the 70mm stem and I'll see how it feels. Worst case, I can always switch back.
09-04-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Prodigy4299

Yeah, I've got 40mm tires, but you bring up a...

Yeah, I've got 40mm tires, but you bring up a good point. My back just isn't used to the terrain.
09-02-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Prodigy4299

Midback pain on new gravel bike

I purchased a new Cannondale Topstone and after more than a decade of strictly road cycling am thrilled at the prospect of going on to gravel roads and off the tarmac. For the most part I love the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 04:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,045
Posted By Prodigy4299

I hear you. I often walk out of local LBS's with...

I hear you. I often walk out of local LBS's with a stronger urge to just buy stuff online.
08-17-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 151,857
Posted By Prodigy4299

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Changed the 100mm stem that came with my Topstone to a...
08-17-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,648
Posted By Prodigy4299

As an owner of this exact cage, this has been my...

As an owner of this exact cage, this has been my experience as well. They're not the sleekest looking on a road bike, but would look good on a gravel bike, in my opinion.
03-26-18, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,664
Posted By Prodigy4299

Thanks for the helpful replies. I ended up...

Thanks for the helpful replies. I ended up getting the Vitus Nippy, so prioritizing weight over air tires. The universally positive user reviews and agreeable price helped nudge me that way. Will...
03-20-18, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,664
Posted By Prodigy4299

Balance bike: weight vs. air tires

I am researching which balance bike to get for the summer for our toddler. I am down to pretty much two models, where the difference comes down to weight and the type of tire.

The Vitus Nippy is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-12, 05:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,080
Posted By Prodigy4299

I completely agree with your assessment. This...

I completely agree with your assessment. This kind of reminds me of the 2006 Cannondale R700.
http://www.bikepedia.com/Images/image2.aspx?w=300&h=300&filename=2006-Cannondale-R700.jpg&f=Photos
My...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,028
Posted By Prodigy4299

New Sidi shoes - little toes are killing me!

Hello everyone!

Long story short, I had to get new cycling shoes last weekend. I went from the Sidi Bullet 2, regular width.
...
Forum: Foo
02-19-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 358
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am envious. It still hovers around -10*C here...

I am envious. It still hovers around -10*C here...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-11, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By Prodigy4299

There's a mp3 of Eric Prydz live at Sensation...

There's a mp3 of Eric Prydz live at Sensation White in St. Petersburg from last summer floating around. That has been my soundtrack to the rides in summer 2010.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,829
Posted By Prodigy4299

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He's a 13 week old Gordon Setter puppy and lots of fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,866
Posted By Prodigy4299

It's definitely an acquired taste. I used to...

It's definitely an acquired taste. I used to agree with you, but now I just think they look awesome!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,352
Posted By Prodigy4299

Loooove the half-and-half bar tape work. :thumb:

Loooove the half-and-half bar tape work. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,351
Posted By Prodigy4299

Yes, running is what I do when it is too cold or...

Yes, running is what I do when it is too cold or icy for riding. While I do run a but in the summer, running tends to be more of a late-autumn / winter sport for me.
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