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01-26-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By hsuBM

I’m mostly set for every 5F range from 105F to...

I’m mostly set for every 5F range from 105F to -10F except the boots. Getting by with Press & Seal on oversize shoes on the wet and/or below 25F days.

One great bit is this Bontrager convertible...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By hsuBM

Da 7400.

Da 7400.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By hsuBM

So awesome!

So awesome!
01-26-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By hsuBM

The Choco bars look cool... you like drops...

The Choco bars look cool...

you like drops (me too) and are scared of being impaled (me too)

I’d save the Chocos for a city/town bike and put some 54cm wide parallel drops with long hood levers...
01-21-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By hsuBM

Things happen. Have a front brake.

Things happen. Have a front brake.
01-21-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By hsuBM

Grey rims, silver everything else. Boyd...

Grey rims, silver everything else.

Boyd Altamont is a semi-deep rim that comes in a nice grey.
01-21-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,829
Posted By hsuBM

Jeez, and I almost bought one a few times. Does...

Jeez, and I almost bought one a few times. Does it only fit 130bcd cranks?
01-20-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By hsuBM

I have two different PI Escape AmFib bibs: one...

I have two different PI Escape AmFib bibs: one with ankle zippers and one without, both have the pad. I like them well enough, but I should’ve gone up to at least an XL for my 36” inseam.

My bike...
01-20-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By hsuBM

2.6”= 66mm you should be fine.

2.6”= 66mm

you should be fine.
01-19-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,470
Posted By hsuBM

Most boomers who are still alive were living...

Most boomers who are still alive were living unhealthy as possible for the previous forty years.

They are the obese that’ve been spotlit as stereotypical Americans on news broadcasts around the...
01-19-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,056
Posted By hsuBM

I think that being concerned about aesthetics of...

I think that being concerned about aesthetics of 99.9% of non-mountain bikes with threadless steerers is a waste of energy.

Stems with those bolt-ears hanging out in the air are too ugly for...
01-18-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By hsuBM

The cost to reliably & safely modify an existing...

The cost to reliably & safely modify an existing frame would be near the same as buying a frame designed for and built with disc brakes.
01-18-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,208
Posted By hsuBM

Serfas makes them. Cateye makes them. I’m certain...

Serfas makes them. Cateye makes them. I’m certain there’s at least five other companies that make them. Look for 1100 lumens or more.

I have a pair of Serfas 1200’s that last a bit over an hour on...
01-18-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,208
Posted By hsuBM

For the purpose of giving all vehicles (including...

For the purpose of giving all vehicles (including the ones being guided somewhat between the lines by someone who’s mostly texting, but occasionally glancing up at the road) behind me the full...
01-18-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By hsuBM

Cell phone.

Cell phone.
01-18-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By hsuBM

Minimizing how much of my investment is being...

Minimizing how much of my investment is being left out at a rack to tempt thieves and simply plugging my lights in when I plug in my phone at work/school/home is the closest I get to Cycling Luxury...
01-17-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By hsuBM

thunder. wabi thunder.

thunder. wabi thunder.
01-17-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By hsuBM

They’re beautiful to look at, especially as...

They’re beautiful to look at, especially as compared to cheaper bells.

the few that I’ve tested were somewhat musical...

one cheapo I have is perfectly harmonized with itself and seems to make...
01-17-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By hsuBM

For commuting and weekend tours I wouldn’t bother...

For commuting and weekend tours I wouldn’t bother with the expense of a dynamo system over modern usb-lights- even if the expense is just a CR rim and a Sanyo hub strung up with non-butted spokes.
01-03-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
Posted By hsuBM

Forward facing dropouts are the bees knees for a...

Forward facing dropouts are the bees knees for a fender’d SS/fixed, though you probably want a Spring-Thing sort of attachment for the front of the rear fender or leave it ugly and mounted straight...
01-03-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,753
Posted By hsuBM

A couple of years ago my dad asked how the car...

A couple of years ago my dad asked how the car we’d recently finished working on was running. I texted back that I’d traded it with someone in Pennsylvania for a Peugeot 404 wagon. My stepmom...
01-02-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,753
Posted By hsuBM

I was thinking the same thing for a while, but in...

I was thinking the same thing for a while, but in being at my LBS far too often the last two or three years, I’m seeing most of the fully modern bikes owned by local racers that all have their...
01-02-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 768,471
Posted By hsuBM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2a663e9b_e372_4cf1_813a_0bbe2cd46650_fb61852750e2f76fc4a26899c055ac84dfa7ee24.jpeg
This thing came to me with heavily used...
01-02-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,362
Posted By hsuBM

Lol! OP: I want specific advice on a...

Lol!

OP: I want specific advice on a particular maker of single strap backpack

several posts: get panniers, saddlebags, heck get a trailer!

———

I’m definitely a dual strap backpack kinda...
01-02-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By hsuBM

First, rent a disc 29er for a week and ride it...

First, rent a disc 29er for a week and ride it for at least 200 miles in at least one downpour and see if you actually feel any significant difference worth spending ~60% the cost of a whole new bike...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-01-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,878
Posted By hsuBM

I’m definitely on board with the specific...

I’m definitely on board with the specific purposes thinking. Rigid Fat for slow sloppy rides, dual sus for the rest.

Since you’re only planning on needing the fat tires a few times a year, we’re...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By hsuBM

When I don’t run my chain through the park...

When I don’t run my chain through the park cleaner tool with Water Displacer #40 and then lube after a wet ride, within a week I’ll wish I had.
01-01-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By hsuBM

For casually enjoying the trails, no advantage at...

For casually enjoying the trails, no advantage at all.

Without also changing the fork (and then changing the steerer angle) you wind up with a larger rim taking up valuable tire space, limiting...
01-01-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By hsuBM

“Are there any drawbacks or things to take into...

“Are there any drawbacks or things to take into consideration other than the obvious pain of swapping the wheels every time I want to ride the other bike?”

nope. It’s just a pain.

I’ve done it,...
01-01-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By hsuBM

Bike saddle, doesn’t matter which make or model,...

Bike saddle, doesn’t matter which make or model, needs to be lightly laden to be comfortable.

Intended for pedaling at a significant effort so that it's unloaded a bit and in a very hunched down...
01-01-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,753
Posted By hsuBM

Blinking lights definitely bug the heck outta me....

Blinking lights definitely bug the heck outta me.

The scene here is 1/3 drivers only occasionally glancing away from their phones at the road to just barely keep their car between the lines. Not...
12-30-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,753
Posted By hsuBM

probably would’ve looked fine-to-good with the...

probably would’ve looked fine-to-good with the cluttered looking mess of lights relocated onto a nicely finished scrap of ~1” tube mounted to a Nitto M12 type rack.
12-14-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By hsuBM

Pain or numbness in either your hands or butt is...

Pain or numbness in either your hands or butt is a sure sign that you’re not putting enough weight into your pedals and probably also severely under-working your lower back.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,892
Posted By hsuBM

width and diameter are tricky things. In the same...

width and diameter are tricky things. In the same fork broken-in Corsa G+ 25c’s fit about as tight to the crown as GP5K 28c’s.

The one frame of mine for which 28’s are tight, the crown-to-axle is...
Forum: Touring
11-24-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,676
Posted By hsuBM

When I hammock in the cold, I use a tarp...

When I hammock in the cold, I use a tarp (actually a shower curtain from target- folds up small, cane with reusable bag) between the hammock and my bedding. With wool jammies I’m toasty down to 20F.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,892
Posted By hsuBM

Probably not. I have GP5K’s and GK’s and the...

Probably not.

I have GP5K’s and GK’s and the GP’s are definitely more supple. The GK’s area of shining is flat protection without being as resistive to rolling as Marathons.

The GK’s might be...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By hsuBM

A good caliper, good cable housing, good lever,...

A good caliper, good cable housing, good lever, KS salmon pads, and a good alloy rim are as good as the best disc brake in all conditions.

“But you’ll wear the rim out braking in the mud”

if...
11-22-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,162
Posted By hsuBM

Where I live, I’ll rarely have more than forty...

Where I live, I’ll rarely have more than forty feet of my 15-25 mile ride be ice. I stay in high gear most of the time - low torque advantage makes for very little slipping. I’m leaning far back...
11-21-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By hsuBM

McDonald’s burgers are burgers that are so...

McDonald’s burgers are burgers that are so delicious and nutritious that you can, should, and want to eat them every day.
11-20-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By hsuBM

I don’t understand. This seems like the last bike...

I don’t understand. This seems like the last bike to sell after the fast ones, the long ride-ers.

sure, purple, yellow, and red on grey are not traditionally befitting someone on the road to...
11-19-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,798
Posted By hsuBM

Level TT, non-mtb/bmx stem, (mostly) silver...

Level TT, non-mtb/bmx stem, (mostly) silver hardware, fenders, REAL bicycle brakes (!), only $750?

Amazing.


I would only try to change to a silver derailer and a full coverage front fender.
...
11-19-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By hsuBM

“eBikes” are mopeds. Electric mopeds, but mopeds...

“eBikes” are mopeds. Electric mopeds, but mopeds just the same. Yamaha has nearly a century of uninterrupted experience designing exceptional quality (reliability and safety) into mopeds.

If I...
11-19-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,246
Posted By hsuBM

Strangeness abounds here. Why does the...

Strangeness abounds here.

Why does the thread have “thread” in the title?

In a world, the whole world, where we frequently see more complicated things costing x+(x•~0.25) than simpler things...
11-19-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,344
Posted By hsuBM

If I were “on a budget” I would not be borrowing...

If I were “on a budget” I would not be borrowing a loved one’s Apple Watch for fear of breaking it, and really not wanting to be nastying it up with sweat. It’s hers. If you can’t afford one, you...
11-18-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By hsuBM

1) Uno, First and foremost, I would not put any...

1) Uno, First and foremost, I would not put any effort at all into any logos for Lemond or Poprad or anything else except maybe my name and phone number or something funny for bike dorks to chuckle...
11-18-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,991
Posted By hsuBM

What? Of course you’re loving it. Gravel bikes...

What? Of course you’re loving it. Gravel bikes are great.
11-17-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By hsuBM

^Seconded.

^Seconded.
11-17-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By hsuBM

I think the concerns about discs for a winter...

I think the concerns about discs for a winter bike are moot. Whether or not you’re dealing with salt, the squeal makes them horrible unless you’re a huge fan of early White Zombie and A*** C***. Salt...
11-17-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,991
Posted By hsuBM

Another red frame with black wheels and squeak...

Another red frame with black wheels and squeak brakes. I have one. It’s pretty. It squeaks when there’s rain. They can be made out of anything, including maple or mahogany.

I’m curious what the...
11-17-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By hsuBM

Maelochs ahhh, Steerer Extender. Considering that...

Maelochs ahhh, Steerer Extender. Considering that RickH, the OP, wants rugged terrain capability, that’s an easy “nope”.

Yes, the adjustable angle stems have multiple bogeymen. They’re typically...
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