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07-14-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,786
Posted By pavemen

If you are paying for the repairs, who cares...

If you are paying for the repairs, who cares where you bought the bike? Now expecting them to give a free tune up is asking a lot when the shop has made no money off you in the past. But a simple...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,430
Posted By pavemen

I ride with BackBeat Go BT earbuds from...

I ride with BackBeat Go BT earbuds from Plantronics, but I only ride with one earbud in. The battery life is not the greatest, I can get a 4 hour ride out of them before they are done. I used to ride...
10-22-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,593
Posted By pavemen

I have no idea if it calibrates on the move or...

I have no idea if it calibrates on the move or not. I do know that I can put the bike on my rack and crank the pedals and it thinks I am moving. You can specify the wheel diameter so you can adjust...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 33,189
Posted By pavemen

I swapped out my Kenda 2.25" knobby tires for...

I swapped out my Kenda 2.25" knobby tires for 1.75" Bell "Urban" Kevlar tires from Walmart ($12 each) and put a lot of miles on them. Much better ride, improved average speed, and so on. I keep the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,662
Posted By pavemen

If people were not stupid MUPs would be fine for...

If people were not stupid MUPs would be fine for all users, but it seems that no one wants to use the like they would a road. Stay to the right except when passing, stay in your lane, look around and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,121
Posted By pavemen

Nah, Daemon will be the next bike they release....

Nah, Daemon will be the next bike they release. It will go on your rides for you in the background while you work during the day.
08-14-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,268
Posted By pavemen

Just ride into the wind on the way out and enjoy...

Just ride into the wind on the way out and enjoy the tail wind assistance on the way back in.
08-12-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By pavemen

This is also a good reason to put a small patch...

This is also a good reason to put a small patch kit in your saddle bag. When I get a flat, i patch it and then install my spare tube. The patch can cure until the next flat or i replace it the old...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-14, 11:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,718
Posted By pavemen

The biggest thing I can offer, is to keep riding....

The biggest thing I can offer, is to keep riding. If life gets in the way, find other times to ride. I was riding a lot, 4-5 times per week. 15 mi minimum, 35 mi for a morning ride. I got pretty fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,256
Posted By pavemen

I found that once I got my sensor and could track...

I found that once I got my sensor and could track my cadence it just magically started to increase. Sort of a mental thing I guess.
07-24-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,644
Posted By pavemen

I have not once said lights should not be used. I...

I have not once said lights should not be used. I only questioned them being required. I run four lights and wear a reflective jersey when I ride at night.

I never said cycling did not have...
07-24-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,644
Posted By pavemen

I can see that for super urbanized areas like a...

I can see that for super urbanized areas like a major metro city this may be the case.
07-24-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,644
Posted By pavemen

I am not disagreeing with you at all. Lights are...

I am not disagreeing with you at all. Lights are important to me. i want to make it home to my kids so I'll take whatever extra edge i can get to make that happen!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By pavemen

I ride a 5 mile stretch of a fairly busy divided...

I ride a 5 mile stretch of a fairly busy divided 6 lane expressway (3 lanes each side and only has 4 intersections on the 50 mph section). I ride it at night usually as part of my commute but it has...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,109
Posted By pavemen

Think that pack fits a laptop, mouse, a few small...

Think that pack fits a laptop, mouse, a few small accessories, and a pair of large jeans, shirt, socks, underwear and still use the reservoir?
07-24-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,644
Posted By pavemen

What is the drawback of having the lights? They...

What is the drawback of having the lights? They are inexpensive and as far as I know can't hinder your visibility to others.

I name my two front lights, "See" and "Be Seen". "See" is a solid light...
07-23-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,644
Posted By pavemen

Tell that to the one dead kid and the one...

Tell that to the one dead kid and the one critically injured kid that were hit at 9pm under a dim street light crossing against the red. The driver did not see them (one bike, they were riding the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By pavemen

Here is my simple priority list: Safety -...

Here is my simple priority list:

Safety - helmet, gloves, glasses, hydration, lighting
Self-sufficiency - tube, inflation, patch kit, spoons and simple multi-tool
Comfort - shorts or bib,...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,109
Posted By pavemen

Racks are cheap, even the QR ones. I have one $12...

Racks are cheap, even the QR ones. I have one $12 rack on my MTB and a $29 QR one for my road bike. Panniers can be moved between them. As for crashing, don't crash. If you do and its hard enough to...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,109
Posted By pavemen

Not sure about your "dont want a rack" comments....

Not sure about your "dont want a rack" comments. A quick release seat post mounted rack will work on a road bike. I use one myself (though I am trying a regular backpack option now). Plsu with it...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,147
Posted By pavemen

When I ride on my commute, it is in 4 legs. The...

When I ride on my commute, it is in 4 legs. The first leg is fairly easy as I need to sit on a bus and train for 1.5 hours with a ton of other people and I don't want to be all nasty and offend. From...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 157,067
Posted By pavemen

My commute last night was fine for me, my longest...

My commute last night was fine for me, my longest leg (22 miles) ended with an accident 4 blocks from my house however.

Two teens were hit by a car. One died, other serious injuries. Driver okay....
Forum: Commuting
07-19-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,081
Posted By pavemen

I found it easier to just buy a dedicated set of...

I found it easier to just buy a dedicated set of riding shoes (SPD) and leave a set of works shoes at the office. Then when I am not commuting and just riding to ride, I can have a quality riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,917
Posted By pavemen

It is about 3 miles of the MUP we use. Group is...

It is about 3 miles of the MUP we use. Group is usually 14-15 total riders stretched over 3-4 packs. Time of day is usually not very busy but it is getting more so as days get longer. I'd rather go...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,917
Posted By pavemen

I can ride my bike just fine solo. The group...

I can ride my bike just fine solo. The group dynamic is different and that is what I was getting at.

Regarding the first incident I was in a pack with two others passing a slower pack and a sharp...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,628
Posted By pavemen

Same/similar bike here and I have the same issue....

Same/similar bike here and I have the same issue. The other day I lost 15 psi in a day. I worked on the bike at 9am (inside the house where it is stored) and inflated the tires to 100 psi. At 5:30pm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,917
Posted By pavemen

Sorry it was a bad experience for you. My first...

Sorry it was a bad experience for you. My first group ride was a couple months ago and they were a great bunch. Luckily I was able to keep up, but I found that I was faster than 30-40% of them. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,917
Posted By pavemen

but now is the time to get into signaling and...

but now is the time to get into signaling and make it habit. as he improves and move up in speeds then it will be easier to integrate. also, my weekly B/C ride end up in packs of riders, so signals...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,226
Posted By pavemen

I know what chip sealing does. What I was...

I know what chip sealing does. What I was commenting on is the fact that a perfect road will be resealed in CA before there are any visible cracks in it but they will let a road with cracks go until...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,107,734
Posted By pavemen

New helmet (better vented), two new cages and two...

New helmet (better vented), two new cages and two new Camelback Insulated bottles

Other than more tubes and CO2 cartridges that is... :cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,226
Posted By pavemen

If WA is anything like CA, that road did not even...

If WA is anything like CA, that road did not even need to be serviced!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,848
Posted By pavemen

I went from a triple to a compact on my new ride...

I went from a triple to a compact on my new ride and I much prefer it. Depending on where you are riding and how varied the terrain and your speeds (training or general rec riding??). If not too...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,801
Posted By pavemen

My cheap $55 Pro Bike stand is working fine. Seat...

My cheap $55 Pro Bike stand is working fine. Seat post style, super adjustable, easy to use. Cosmetically it takes up less space than a fork mount stand, plus how easy it is to turn the rear wheel...
07-15-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,935
Posted By pavemen

+2 plus with the same case that uses the...

+2

plus with the same case that uses the same accessories, you get oe car mount and use both phones with it depending on who's driving, etc.
07-15-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 26,843
Posted By pavemen

Galaxy S4 works great with Endomondo and Garmin...

Galaxy S4 works great with Endomondo and Garmin GSC-10 sensor.
07-10-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,678
Posted By pavemen

They know enough to be pro and stay pro. Do you...

They know enough to be pro and stay pro. Do you get paid to ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 11:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,677
Posted By pavemen

And the opposite hold true at the bottom of the...

And the opposite hold true at the bottom of the stroke when you are pulling up. Toe down will increase the efficiency of the upstroke as you pull, rather than wasting that bit of energy/stroke on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,762
Posted By pavemen

Here is my recent post about the $55 stand I...

Here is my recent post about the $55 stand I received the other week.

http://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/956940-pro-bike-repair-stand.html

So far so good, still working well...
07-07-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By pavemen

I use Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 wireless ear...

I use Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 wireless ear buds. They claim up to 4.5 hours of listen time but I can get 2.5 hours before the low battery warning happens and then I can get maybe another 45 mins...
07-03-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,544
Posted By pavemen

The link is in the original post (for some reason...

The link is in the original post (for some reason the forum called it Robot Check)
07-02-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,544
Posted By pavemen

Pro Bike Repair Stand

I just received this repair stand that I ordered from Amazon. It is built really nice and easy to use. Allen bolts for all connectors so no stripping screw heads, plastic (type I dont know)...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,095
Posted By pavemen

Other than missing my water bottles and the phone...

Other than missing my water bottles and the phone mounted to the stem (which I was using to the take the pic) here is my commute setup.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,271
Posted By pavemen

joeyduck it is an issue of the LBS just sucking...

joeyduck it is an issue of the LBS just sucking for you. We have two fairly large LBS here in town and they have the same owner (or are somehow otherwise affiliated, I am not sure) but I much prefer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,271
Posted By pavemen

I bought my bike that the LBS and a few of the...

I bought my bike that the LBS and a few of the accessories for them as well. Things that I can wait a few days for I will order online. Things I need right away or would rather not wait for I go to...
06-25-14, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,931
Posted By pavemen

Good job. It took me a while to get to there, now...

Good job. It took me a while to get to there, now 25-35 is my normal ride. then I jumped 13 over my previous PR and made 50 miles a couple weeks ago. Felt great to make progress and a big jump at...
06-24-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By pavemen

Try Endomondo. They have a free version. Been...

Try Endomondo. They have a free version. Been using it (Android version) for nearly two years now.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 157,067
Posted By pavemen

Yesterday was a good commute. 38 miles total for...

Yesterday was a good commute. 38 miles total for the day (in four legs of 6, 5, 5, and then 22 mi). Upped my cadence and speed on all legs. Weather was nice and the wind was cooperative. Made it...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,948
Posted By pavemen

I commute with this one Amazon.com : Sunlite...

I commute with this one

Amazon.com : Sunlite QR Rear Beam Bicycle Rack, (Black) : Bike Racks : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By pavemen

Simple Bontrager Pro medium bag for me. One...

Simple Bontrager Pro medium bag for me. One spare, patch kit, 2 CO2 bottles with valve, compact tool kit, two tire spoons. Still some room for keys.
...
06-22-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,188
Posted By pavemen

I don't disagree that I need to work on my...

I don't disagree that I need to work on my stamina, but I regularly ride 20+ miles at 18+ MPH when I go out. But I find that when I try to spin faster I run out of gear. I feel like I am "over...
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