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Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,931
Posted By nymtber

No. I need a road bike. My main cycling is...

No.

I need a road bike. My main cycling is road, since I live in the country and, to be honest, drivers are pretty darn good around here! Granted, I have front and rear LED lighting so they can...
01-03-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,047
Posted By nymtber

I don't see mention that you've looked at the...

I don't see mention that you've looked at the shifter or cable guide (if your bike has one), why not? Seems those two points are the only remaining things to check. Or too short of housing somewhere...
12-30-18, 12:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,825
Posted By nymtber

I remove chain, put in jar with mineral spirits,...

I remove chain, put in jar with mineral spirits, shake a bit, let soak, shake more, then pull out and wipe clean. Sometimes a second jar with clean mineral spirits is used.

I'm probably going to...
08-21-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By nymtber

The one time I've used my PDW shiny object...I...

The one time I've used my PDW shiny object...I was glad I bought it! What an impressive CO2 inflator that is, no leaks and it was almost too simple to use. BUT they need to engrave the directional...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,738
Posted By nymtber

The 700x30c Espoir Sport only weigh a svelte...

The 700x30c Espoir Sport only weigh a svelte 435g, too! :)
Forum: Fatbikes
08-17-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 865
Posted By nymtber

Well... at least if only ONE tire gets a flat,...

Well... at least if only ONE tire gets a flat, you can just keep on going :)
Forum: Foo
08-15-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 827
Posted By nymtber

I use fast orange. That stuff works GREAT, smells...

I use fast orange. That stuff works GREAT, smells nice, and you don't NEED water to get the grime off, just a towel works to get the pumice off. The trick is to NOT wet your hands first, just use a...
Forum: Foo
08-10-18, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By nymtber

Looks familiar! ;)

Looks familiar! ;)
Forum: Foo
08-10-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By nymtber

Perception Conduit 13 with rudder kit installed....

Perception Conduit 13 with rudder kit installed. The rudder makes it SO well behaved in wind. <$700 into the kayak, WELL worth it! This was from almost 2 weeks ago.

Sitting on top of my '16...
Forum: Foo
08-10-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,605
Posted By nymtber

Must be based on location. Here its no big deal,...

Must be based on location. Here its no big deal, especially with a receipt.
08-09-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,113
Posted By nymtber

I have the Park PCS-9, and its fine for my home...

I have the Park PCS-9, and its fine for my home use. I set the clamp angle to grab seatposts (all of mine are alloy) and have never had any trouble. Yes, its not quick, but it works fine for my...
Forum: Foo
08-01-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,605
Posted By nymtber

Walmart here isn't bad. I mean, it's...

Walmart here isn't bad.

I mean, it's walmart, you can't expect top notch customer service. However, the few times I've returned something, it was never a big deal. Yes, the people, and employees...
Forum: Foo
08-01-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,303
Posted By nymtber

I recently found out my '16 crosstrek limited (7"...

I recently found out my '16 crosstrek limited (7" touchscreen with nav) DISABLES all steering-wheel mounted sound control while in reverse/backup camera... But I've learned what buttons do what on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,504
Posted By nymtber

And too bad not all us cyclists want to be...

And too bad not all us cyclists want to be drafted or engage in a race. Some of us really just enjoy riding a bike and staying fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,504
Posted By nymtber

Nope. I ride solo on the road, no interest in...

Nope. I ride solo on the road, no interest in racing, drafting, or being drafted. I'm in my own little world, and don't want anyone else invading it.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-11-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,831
Posted By nymtber

Tried riding my fatbike with Mission Command...

Tried riding my fatbike with Mission Command tires around the yard today. nearly 40, snow was wet and heavy. 2-4" wasn't too bad, but once I got in the 6-8" stuff...forget it, rear tire would spin...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-18, 12:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,493
Posted By nymtber

Over 15mph I don't go out on the road. Bike path...

Over 15mph I don't go out on the road. Bike path maybe, but its just not fun where I ride the road, and usually here once it's over 15, there are enough open places where gusts will hit you hard and...
Forum: Foo
01-24-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,125
Posted By nymtber

att prepaid here. I get 6GB/month, I use probably...

att prepaid here. I get 6GB/month, I use probably 1-2GB/month.

WiFi at home, otherwise cell data. My phone is not my life, and I have zero "social media" accounts.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,743
Posted By nymtber

Vittoria Rubino Pro for me. I had one flat this...

Vittoria Rubino Pro for me. I had one flat this year, not sure what it was as there was no evidence left behind. Very grippy tires, otherwise good flat resistance, affordable, light for the price,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,323
Posted By nymtber

Currently riding aluminum. Will probably look at...

Currently riding aluminum. Will probably look at a Specialized Roubaix SL4 as my next bike. Or, find a nice steel bike. I ride country roads that have rougher pavement or chip seal, aluminum is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By nymtber

How did you bend it like that!? That would...

How did you bend it like that!?

That would sure cause an issue!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-17, 11:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,671
Posted By nymtber

cheap schwinn bag -PDW shiny object -2 CO2 ...

cheap schwinn bag
-PDW shiny object
-2 CO2
-tire levers
-patch kit
-multi-tool for bikes
-spare tube
-spare quick link (or two?)
-house key (when riding).
-$5 bill in case I need an ice...
04-14-17, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,793
Posted By nymtber

I had a specialized Sirrus, was a great bike for...

I had a specialized Sirrus, was a great bike for shorter rides. However I wanted to ramp up my cycling, so I purchased a road bike. 1.2 miles? any bike will do, even a fat bike if there are not big...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,093
Posted By nymtber

Everything myself. The closest "LBS" to me...

Everything myself.

The closest "LBS" to me is about 45 minutes away. I have accumulated most of the tools I need over the past 16 years, and build my own wheels, too.

I enjoy it. :)
01-13-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,245
Posted By nymtber

My last wheelset (my road wheels) I used park...

My last wheelset (my road wheels) I used park bike grease, I have a tub of it.

2000+ miles and they are still true and tensioned.

Build wheels to proper tension and lubricate the...
Forum: Foo
08-18-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,688
Posted By nymtber

about 98% of the time I use a 1930's Gillette NEW...

about 98% of the time I use a 1930's Gillette NEW long comb razor (original gold finish...cost a bit, but I love the razor) with either Gillette 7 O'clock Yellow or Personna "lab blue" blades. Both...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,841
Posted By nymtber

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/woodchuckss...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/woodchuckssuck/bike_zpsjfdjl1qw.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/woodchuckssuck/media/bike_zpsjfdjl1qw.jpg.html)

Lake Ontario! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,096
Posted By nymtber

I have an underseat bag that I have spare tube,...

I have an underseat bag that I have spare tube, CO2 inflator, tools, spare CO2, patch kit, and house key.

My jersey pockets I put in a small micro-pump (I don't want it on the frame), cell phone...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,154
Posted By nymtber

Never needed it. But still peace of mind. Mom's...

Never needed it. But still peace of mind. Mom's and dad's numbers are on it (single and live alone, who better to put on it!?), and my benadryl allergy is listed. I should get a new one listing my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,242
Posted By nymtber

Garmin Edge 200. No frills. Just works ;)

Garmin Edge 200.

No frills. Just works ;)
04-17-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,674
Posted By nymtber

Up until last year, I had been wearing...

Up until last year, I had been wearing over-shorts for about 7 years or so. Then I dropped 65lbs, and at 165 and 5'8, I don't care if I'm in public in tight shorts and snug jersey (I don't like TIGHT...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-16, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,034
Posted By nymtber

My 200 is all I "need" and then some. Sure, you...

My 200 is all I "need" and then some. Sure, you can't add anything and you must rely on GPS data alone... but I like what it is. To each their own.
09-13-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By nymtber

6 donuts in 32 miles? 1800 calories with PLAIN...

6 donuts in 32 miles? 1800 calories with PLAIN donuts...

All your extra minutes will be spent taking pit stops :roflmao2:
08-29-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,014
Posted By nymtber

And I want easy drop down menu ONLINE ordering. I...

And I want easy drop down menu ONLINE ordering. I can use spocalc, and I can measure far more accurately than we need to measure to get the proper numbers.
08-27-15, 10:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,014
Posted By nymtber

And they don't do ONLINE ordering. Which was why...

And they don't do ONLINE ordering. Which was why I went with ThorUSA.
08-23-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,690
Posted By nymtber

I have a spin doctor truing stand. Its no Park...

I have a spin doctor truing stand. Its no Park TS-2, but it does a FINE job! I use it for truing and dishing, just flip the wheel, its annoying but it works just fine. I don't build wheels often...
08-23-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,014
Posted By nymtber

I use ThorUSA for Sapim spokes. Cheapest ONLINE...

I use ThorUSA for Sapim spokes. Cheapest ONLINE ordering I found.

I get my hubs/rims wherever cheapest. Amazon and Ebay if I need to!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,503
Posted By nymtber

I have a seatpost shim on my Rockhopper frame...

I have a seatpost shim on my Rockhopper frame because it took an odd size, and I happened to have a 27.2 post laying around that I wanted to use instead of ordering a new post... So I ordered a shim...
07-24-15, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By nymtber

Dropping from 230 in Feb 2014 to 167lbs for the...

Dropping from 230 in Feb 2014 to 167lbs for the past few weeks... I have had nothing but VERY positive!

Its the 21+ mile bike rides on a $1000+ bike they think is crazy :)

Congrats on the...
07-18-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,777
Posted By nymtber

They key part of staying hydrated for anyone is...

They key part of staying hydrated for anyone is electrolytes. ESPECIALLY for us heavy sweaters! I sweat out a bit of salt, so I have to replace that, too...

Personally, I sweat more when I was...
05-31-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,026
Posted By nymtber

I'll second that, in that I'm not a fan of his....

I'll second that, in that I'm not a fan of his. But being that he is a fellow cyclist, I will wish him a speedy healthy recovery so he can get back on that bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By nymtber

No, they ARE road bikes. Not all of us have the...

No, they ARE road bikes. Not all of us have the money or need for a $2000+ full carbon 15lb 11spd road bike. They are perfectly serviceable entry-level road bikes.

Test ride the Trek and Scott....
Forum: Foo
05-14-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By nymtber

Boric Acid Powder. Dollar stores here have it...

Boric Acid Powder. Dollar stores here have it (family dollar, dollar general) its a few bucks/bottle. We use it for ants every spring. I run a line along the foundation all the way around the house,...
Forum: Foo
05-11-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,974
Posted By nymtber

Vacuum tubes. Magical glowing bottles of...

Vacuum tubes.

Magical glowing bottles of sonic perfection :)
Forum: Foo
05-10-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 13,410
Posted By nymtber

I LOVE my Conduit 13! Actually...its my second...

I LOVE my Conduit 13! Actually...its my second Conduit 13! I had one back in 2011, but sold it after breaking up with my ex-gf in '12 as kayaking just brought her back on my mind. Well last summer I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By nymtber

I'll second wool...but on the bike I wear either...

I'll second wool...but on the bike I wear either cotton or synthetic usually. When I'm hiking, I have a pair of Smartwool socks. Warm when its cold out and cool when its hot. Well worth the $15 I...
05-07-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,278
Posted By nymtber

Park bike grease does all I need a grease to do...

Park bike grease does all I need a grease to do for bicycles. Its what ALL of my bearings get when I re-pack them.

I have a 1lb tub of it, so I'm set for a while. I've probably used 1/10th of it,...
05-07-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 304,968
Posted By nymtber

Had an Acera-x RD on a second mtb bike of mine...

Had an Acera-x RD on a second mtb bike of mine that had slicks, saw hundreds of miles/year before I owned a road bike, and it was used when I got it. My brother now has that whole group (frame I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,437
Posted By nymtber

Yea, drop bar road bike vs flat bar is night and...

Yea, drop bar road bike vs flat bar is night and day. I still prefer a flat bar handling wise (just more comfortable for super great handling) but anything over 10 miles for me and I NEED a drop bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,076
Posted By nymtber

Any bike I ride over smooth surfaces, I prefer...

Any bike I ride over smooth surfaces, I prefer clipless. Offroad I use sneakers and flat pedals, but If i got back into offroad riding often, I'd drift back to clipless...

Toe clips suck. MUCH...
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