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Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,122
Posted By fuji_owner

Haha, I'm in my 30s in North America, thanks for...

Haha, I'm in my 30s in North America, thanks for asking. At one point in my late 20s, I got really into bikes and biking, and I did some semi-serious racing, sportives, charity rides, etc. As you...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,122
Posted By fuji_owner

Wow, thanks for your detailed suggestions. Good...

Wow, thanks for your detailed suggestions. Good points!
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:20 PM
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,122
Posted By fuji_owner

Tell me the secret of retiring at 48 please.

Tell me the secret of retiring at 48 please.
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,122
Posted By fuji_owner

Lol, thanks. I don't think family would be happy...

Lol, thanks. I don't think family would be happy if I spent all 3 weeks on my own.

Btw, I used to live in Mpls over 8 years ago, and actually loved it. It's a good city for biking.
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:10 PM
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:00 PM
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 07:59 PM
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,122
Posted By fuji_owner

Wow, thanks for this! You sound like a biker monk...

Wow, thanks for this! You sound like a biker monk :p
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,122
Posted By fuji_owner

Haha, you beat me to it. I was going to say the...

Haha, you beat me to it. I was going to say the same thing... thanks to everyone for such great candid responses and suggestions! If anyone is interested in bike touring in western US or Canada for...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 07:47 PM
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,122
Posted By fuji_owner

Lucky you! living in Australia. I wish we had...

Lucky you! living in Australia. I wish we had these long mandatory vacation time in the US.
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,122
Posted By fuji_owner

How do you guys afford the time and money and company to do long tours???

I've been dreaming of doing a bikepacking tour for many years now. But I can't figure out how to get started. I mean, I see all these posts and photos about bike touring and camping in all kinds of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,750
Posted By fuji_owner

Having a tailor made suit is the definition of an...

Having a tailor made suit is the definition of an objectively better product for the person for whom it's being made. The tailor is not hand-waving, he's taking actual "objective" measurements of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,750
Posted By fuji_owner

Beware of titanium frames that are on the lower...

Beware of titanium frames that are on the lower end of the price range. Titanium is not easy to weld, it needs an inert gas environment and great skill to weld correctly. This makes good Ti frames...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,750
Posted By fuji_owner

I love my Surly Cross Check. It's very versatile....

I love my Surly Cross Check. It's very versatile. You could put 25mm tires and have a fast bike, or you can put 32mm tires and rack and panniers to do grocery shopping or touring.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,699
Posted By fuji_owner

Thinking of getting my first folding bike, but don't know what to expect

Hi all,

I've never had a folding bike, but recently I've been tempted to get one, as I see it might have advantages for commuting or traveling with bike.

I've only had regular size road bikes...
05-06-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,498
Posted By fuji_owner

Well, the number of beef cows being born each...

Well, the number of beef cows being born each year is not going down. It's the ever-increasing population of beef cows that is causing the increasing rate of addition of methane to the atmosphere....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Anyway, guys, I took another picture just now,...

Anyway, guys, I took another picture just now, very carefully, sitting on the floor and making sure to be level with the bike. Here's the pic:...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

I thought that was a given, considering all the...

I thought that was a given, considering all the flashy competing kit and everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Those Campy Zonda wheels come as a set buddy....

Those Campy Zonda wheels come as a set buddy. Take it up with Campagnolo.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Whoa! Radical!!

Whoa! Radical!!
04-20-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By fuji_owner

Better city for road cycling - Vancouver or Calgary?

Hi guys,

Which is the better city for road cycling - Vancouver or Calgary?

In terms of:

number of bike-friendly roads
kilometers of continuous dedicated bike lanes on roads
kilometers...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

lol

lol
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Thank you! I think I've come to accept the slope...

Thank you! I think I've come to accept the slope on my bike, and I just love how great it rides!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Hahaha, that is comical!

Hahaha, that is comical!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Your pic has the same kind of skew that the guys...

Your pic has the same kind of skew that the guys in the thread were saying about my pic.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Wow, great job photoshopping my pic LOL. I see...

Wow, great job photoshopping my pic LOL. I see your point, but I've looked at it many times at eye level when it's on flat surface, and there is definitely slope.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Don't do it! You'll regret it like me.

Don't do it! You'll regret it like me.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

At the end of the day, I agree with you. But...

At the end of the day, I agree with you. But looks do matter... I have at least an inch of shallowness :p
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Beautiful bikes! Your slope is probably a little...

Beautiful bikes! Your slope is probably a little more than mine even.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

I've seen other riders out there sit on the seat...

I've seen other riders out there sit on the seat with one foot on the ground at a stop light, and I've wondered how they do it. I mean, if the bike fit is correct, the seat should be high enough that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Hmmm... ok, good points...make sense. Hey, I see...

Hmmm... ok, good points...make sense. Hey, I see you have a Seven with Campy Chorus, same as mine! Can you share a pic?
04-04-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By fuji_owner

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Can you post a pic?

Can you post a pic?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

The right end is farther than the left end, so...

The right end is farther than the left end, so wouldn't it make the slope angle appear less? In any case, I don't think that makes too much difference :foo:
04-04-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,498
Posted By fuji_owner

I agree. One can make a bigger impact for the...

I agree. One can make a bigger impact for the cause of environment by giving up eating beef. Cows are the biggest polluters and emitters of greenhouse gas methane, which is much worse than CO2 for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Ha, it's probably just an optical illusion.

Ha, it's probably just an optical illusion.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Wow, you must be super tall with really long legs...

Wow, you must be super tall with really long legs :p Nice bike though!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

Yeah, custom fits are always a compromise between...

Yeah, custom fits are always a compromise between different needs, so it is what it is. Like I said, it's perfect fit for riding. I just don't like the slope top tube on road bikes... makes them look...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,389
Posted By fuji_owner

How much top tube slope is too much?

So I've had my custom Seven Axiom SL titanium road bike for a few years now. It's been the best bike I've ridden so far. I've already posted on this forum before about how perfect my Ti bike is.
...
05-20-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,770
Posted By fuji_owner

Thanks for the helpful tips, and for mentioning...

Thanks for the helpful tips, and for mentioning WD40. I'd used it in some other places, but not on my bikes. I read some more, including this thread:...
05-20-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,770
Posted By fuji_owner

Yes, I do all of the above. It still doesn't get...

Yes, I do all of the above. It still doesn't get as clean as taking everything apart and dunking in a degreaser wash like the LBS does, right?
05-20-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,770
Posted By fuji_owner

I said in my original post that I do wipe...

I said in my original post that I do wipe everything periodically. But there just gunk in the crevices that I can't get out without taking everything apart, and yes, I'm not a trained mechanic. Geez!
05-20-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,770
Posted By fuji_owner

Is it worth the money to take my bike to a LBS for drivetrain cleanup?

Hi guys,

It's been a while since I cleaned my drivetrain (chain, cassette, front cogs, front derailleur, rear derailleur) thoroughly. I mean I do wipe everything down and lube it before a ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-14, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By fuji_owner

How do you keep the inside of your helmet clean?

How do you keep the inside of your helmet clean and stink-free? Sweat gets absorbed into the foam material and there's no way to get rid of it.

Or do you just wait and get a new helmet?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By fuji_owner

You got that right.

You got that right.
04-24-14, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By fuji_owner

Well, it don't need to be physical injury all the...

Well, it don't need to be physical injury all the time. Even honking or verbal assaults count toward bringing your morale down a little bit and making you just a little insecure.

What I'm probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By fuji_owner

But this doesn't really nullify a bad experience...

But this doesn't really nullify a bad experience I had only a few weeks ago when a car turned on to the main road and didn't stop even when I was a mere 5 feet away. I had to yell at the top of my...
04-24-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By fuji_owner

There are some considerate drivers after all!

I was returning home this morning after a short ride, when I noticed that the bike lane on Ray Rd at the intersection of Ray & McClintock was obstructed due to some repairs to the sidewalk. This was...
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