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10-06-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By xroadcharlie

You might check this out, Giant's Axact 6....

You might check this out, Giant's Axact 6. Its$30here in Canada.
Tried changing the text, Nope that didn't work

Everything that goes on the first line is $&#ked up. :crash:
10-04-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,749
Posted By xroadcharlie

Just because a light has a bracket for a bike...

Just because a light has a bracket for a bike doesn't make it a bike light. Most are just glorified flashlights that send a blinding light into the eyes of oncoming cars, cyclist and pedestrians.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By xroadcharlie

Not just wide tires, But good quality supple...

Not just wide tires, But good quality supple tires. The cheap 2" (50 mm) tires on my comfort bike are OK, but probably no better then supple 35mm tires.

Most of our weight is on the seat, so it is...
10-01-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,666
Posted By xroadcharlie

My Giant Sedona is made in China. I would match...

My Giant Sedona is made in China. I would match it's build quality, engineering, fit and finish with any bike 2x the price made anywhere in the world. The dam thing was almost perfect right out of...
09-28-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By xroadcharlie

Just bought this today. ....for $30. ...

Just bought this today. ....for $30.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/supercycle-usb-bike-light-combo-0735106p.html#srp

A 2 light USB rechargeable kit from Canadian Tire here in Canada with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,237
Posted By xroadcharlie

I used to think if the light worked well in a...

I used to think if the light worked well in a dark garage it was good enough for the road. And it might be on a poorly lit road with no traffic. But on well lit busy road I see we need much more....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By xroadcharlie

Your current compact double is fine IMO. I would...

Your current compact double is fine IMO. I would just keep it. But if you're bored it might be a fun project. If you don't have experience at this, Do a lot of research first. It may be easy for a...
09-04-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By xroadcharlie

I ride a bike not only for adventure and fun, but...

I ride a bike not only for adventure and fun, but for excersize. My concern is with an e bike I'm going to get lazy and use the motor too much. Since neither time nor speed are factors on my rides I...
09-04-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,226
Posted By xroadcharlie

When I bought my Giant Sedona comfort bike in...

When I bought my Giant Sedona comfort bike in 2018 I was convinced the 2" (50 mm) wide tires would give me a plush ride. Hardly. While the cheap Kenda "multi-surface" tires are a very good value,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,592
Posted By xroadcharlie

A 34T cog is about 12% easier to peddle then a...

A 34T cog is about 12% easier to peddle then a 30T. For short steep climbs it helps, Sometimes we can just hunker down and go, Knowing we get to rest in a few minutes. But for long climbs with no...
08-08-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By xroadcharlie

I get about 72 miles based on 1200w (60V x 20A)...

I get about 72 miles based on 1200w (60V x 20A) /200w motor load for 6 hours @ 12 mph.

Most standard E bikes w/500w battery are said to go about 40 - 50 miles. They are likely much more efficient....
08-08-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By xroadcharlie

Not necessarily. The 20mm reduction in stem...

Not necessarily. The 20mm reduction in stem length means a shorter reach for a more upright riding position. You might be able to raise the handlebars to compensate if there not already at the...
08-01-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,954
Posted By xroadcharlie

I've had 2 bikes with double cranksets before my...

I've had 2 bikes with double cranksets before my latest purchase which has a triple. I really don't care if the bike has 2 or 3 chainrings, If I like the bike and it's gearing meets my criteria,...
07-27-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By xroadcharlie

When I connected my Garmin GPS to the USB port in...

When I connected my Garmin GPS to the USB port in my car with the wrong cable it tried to interface with the cars computer and of course failed because it's a charging port only. It charged but...
07-25-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By xroadcharlie

At the lower end of the range I want much bigger...

At the lower end of the range I want much bigger steps then at the high end. At least 20%. The Shimano Megarange 7 speed used on many entry level bikes has a 42% jump from 24 to 34T. When I got the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,709
Posted By xroadcharlie

This is a very good point. As a recreational...

This is a very good point. As a recreational cyclist I'm guilty of using the only back brake much of the time. Once someone unexpectedly turned in front of me and my first instinct was to apply the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,709
Posted By xroadcharlie

Only in extreme circumstances would I recommend...

Only in extreme circumstances would I recommend using just the back brake. The object is to find the right balance of front/rear breaking force for most situations you are likely to encounter. It is...
06-24-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 503
Posted By xroadcharlie

That looks like a fine bike for recreational...

That looks like a fine bike for recreational riding as is, if it is in good working order.

Unless the bike you are upgrading is special, or has serious flaws, IMO its not worth doing the upgrading...
06-22-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By xroadcharlie

What the "Bicycle gear calculator" showed me is...

What the "Bicycle gear calculator" showed me is that 8 of the the 21 gears on my 3 x 7 speed comfort bike are pretty much redundant. More importantly it showed me the best progression to utilize it...
06-20-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By xroadcharlie

I don't do tours, but if I did I would start with...

I don't do tours, but if I did I would start with Niagara on The lake. Spectacular scenery. I might bring my bike with me on my next vacation their for a daytrip.
06-20-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By xroadcharlie

If its breaking power you need, Consider just...

If its breaking power you need, Consider just adding a front rim brake. Combined with a properly functioning coaster break you will have plenty of stopping power. I'm sure it's possible to add disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,759
Posted By xroadcharlie

If you read the sales pitch for the Trek Domane...

If you read the sales pitch for the Trek Domane you will understand why speed wobble is more likely with the Domane then most other road bikes.

It's the IsoSpeed technology that gives it that...
06-12-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,234
Posted By xroadcharlie

I tend to believe we do get more power in the...

I tend to believe we do get more power in the upright position. But I usually run out of breath before my legs give out. So it may not matter to some of use with longer climbs.

With short climbs...
06-09-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,118
Posted By xroadcharlie

I'm 64 and in reasonably good health. I could...

I'm 64 and in reasonably good health. I could still ride in position 2 if I choose to, But have only one bike and opted for a comfort bike, Position 5. Bolt upright. I had a cheap mountain bike that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By xroadcharlie

This. The 46/30 crankset is a popular one...

This.

The 46/30 crankset is a popular one for good reason. The 30crank/33 combo is about 1.5 cogs lower then your low gear now. Also you will get stronger climbing that hill, Even after a long...
06-07-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By xroadcharlie

Just remember "Rust never sleeps"! "It's...

Just remember "Rust never sleeps"!

"It's better to burn out then it is to rust"
06-06-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By xroadcharlie

My fist road bike came with 2 x 5 speed gearing....

My fist road bike came with 2 x 5 speed gearing. The 10 speeds where all properly spaced. My next bike had 2 x 6 speeds, I thought even better. Ha...5 of the 6 gears where pretty much redundant...
06-04-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,530
Posted By xroadcharlie

I wouldn't use Saddle setback to compensate for...

I wouldn't use Saddle setback to compensate for frame size. The saddle set back should be used to correctly alien our power stroke with the crankset. To compensate for frame size swap out the...
05-26-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,388
Posted By xroadcharlie

I'd probably like about 65 - 66 gear inches if I...

I'd probably like about 65 - 66 gear inches if I where riding with some hills and against a sometimes moderate wind. This translates to 15 kph @49 rpm and 25 kph @81 rpm.

My bike has a 62 and 70...
05-25-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,648
Posted By xroadcharlie

The mountain bike I replaced had a 6 speed...

The mountain bike I replaced had a 6 speed freewheel. Its 14 - 34T sprockets being evenly spaced with BIG jumps between gears. This made it less likely for me to find the right gear (most...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,179
Posted By xroadcharlie

When I bought my 1'st and only road bike when I...

When I bought my 1'st and only road bike when I was 16 I didn't know they had tires for gravel. The cheap 27 x 11/4" tires worked fine on packed gravel roads where I live. I used that bike on trails...
05-15-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By xroadcharlie

With a 14 - 24 5 speed freewheel you don't need...

With a 14 - 24 5 speed freewheel you don't need to "go through the gears". Just pick the chainring that works for the conditions you encounter. Having the option to find a gear in between is most...
Forum: Foo
05-14-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,732
Posted By xroadcharlie

One option is to buy an electric car/suv with NO...

One option is to buy an electric car/suv with NO BATTERY. Provide an option for an easily replaceable standardized battery that could be leased for a small fee, Drive the 200 - 300 miles to a service...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By xroadcharlie

This is true for many bikes. But as they get more...

This is true for many bikes. But as they get more sophisticated. Like hydraulic brakes and electric derailleurs it takes more skill. I been riding a bike for 50+ years and the only time its been in...
05-09-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,487
Posted By xroadcharlie

So ride around parked delivery vehicles when the...

So ride around parked delivery vehicles when the way is clear!

Surely you don't expect delivery people to park a block away to make a 1 - 2 minute delivery. I certainly wouldn't. And if you want...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,155
Posted By xroadcharlie

Climbing is mostly about a high sustainable power...

Climbing is mostly about a high sustainable power to weight ratio. At 235 lbs an unusually fit rider might be able to pull that weight up a short hill with the fast group. Like putting a heavier,...
05-05-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,939
Posted By xroadcharlie

I think of bicycle cadence like a cars engine...

I think of bicycle cadence like a cars engine rpm. If we apply near full throttle to car engine in high gear at low speed, The engine will likely overheat and the stress on its components is much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,614
Posted By xroadcharlie

So....Is it easier to carry up the stairs if the...

So....Is it easier to carry up the stairs if the wheels aren't spinning?

When sprinting at speed in an important race, The aerodynamic advantage of a heavier wheel might outweigh the tiny loss in...
05-01-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,250
Posted By xroadcharlie

I think the key here is using a shock with with a...

I think the key here is using a shock with with a hydraulic damper and an adjustable preload . Most entry level bikes from the big brands, like Giant, Trek, and Specialized have them, I don't know...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By xroadcharlie

According to an online calculator you should run...

According to an online calculator you should run 60 psi front and 75 rear. But I question the logic behind lower front tire pressure with 28 mm tires that have very little room for error. The problem...
04-26-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,515
Posted By xroadcharlie

At 64 I spend about 5 1/2 hrs per week doing...

At 64 I spend about 5 1/2 hrs per week doing maintenance level weight training, and cardio work on a treadmill. This involves doing a single set of 18 - 22 reps with 8 exercises using dumbells in the...
04-16-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,234
Posted By xroadcharlie

I wonder about that too. My Giant Sedona has the...

I wonder about that too. My Giant Sedona has the shortest reach and tallest stack of every bike they make and I find myself climbing steep challenging hills without even getting off the saddle.

We...
04-13-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By xroadcharlie

I bought a 2018 Giant Sedona to replace an aging...

I bought a 2018 Giant Sedona to replace an aging and more importantly uncomfortable mountain bike. The best move I ever made. I would recommend their Cypress model too. Both bikes have rigid forks, I...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,642
Posted By xroadcharlie

First, That's a beautiful bike BTY. Tires are the...

First, That's a beautiful bike BTY. Tires are the only thing you need to change IMO to improve performance. The mud flaps probably add more wind resistance then then both racks. If you can snap them...
04-13-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,649
Posted By xroadcharlie

I'm 5' 4" on a small frame bike and swapped bikes...

I'm 5' 4" on a small frame bike and swapped bikes with a fellow about 6' tall on a large frame bike. My biggest concern the few minutes we switched was the standover height. The peddle stroke was off...
04-06-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,140
Posted By xroadcharlie

Actually recreational bicycling is an inexpensive...

Actually recreational bicycling is an inexpensive activity. To put things in perspective.

For $200 Less then my new 18 - 200mm Nikon zoom lens for my aging D90 dslr I could by a new Giant Escape...
04-02-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,929
Posted By xroadcharlie

The 3 speed hub will get the job done and even...

The 3 speed hub will get the job done and even tackle some hills and moderate wind, But often I would probably find I want a gear a little higher or lower. Out of curiosity I have sometimes left my 3...
04-02-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,074
Posted By xroadcharlie

As a recreational cyclist I put safety above...

As a recreational cyclist I put safety above speed and time. So I choose the safest option. Sometimes that means riding on the sidewalk slowly where pedestrians always have the right of way, On...
03-30-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By xroadcharlie

My 2018 Giant Sedona comfort bike came with a 7...

My 2018 Giant Sedona comfort bike came with a 7 speed Tourney rear derailleur. I didn't have any problems with it until clumsy me stepped on it. It was replaced with a Altus Derailleur. This too is a...
03-23-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,021
Posted By xroadcharlie

Giants Roam Disc 3 @$680 US might work for you....

Giants Roam Disc 3 @$680 US might work for you. It has a suspension fork that can be locked out and 42 mm tires for a good ride/performance balance, it does have a double chainring though. I too...
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