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04-22-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By medic75

Trek Internal Cable Grommet?

I am in the process of installing a dropper post in my 2019 Trek Farley 5. The internal routing of the cable seems like it should have some sort of grommet because the hole is way too big. I did an...
03-11-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,178
Posted By medic75

The Walton family has been involved in the...

The Walton family has been involved in the cycling and outdoor market for years - Moosejaw is owned by Walmart. I think cycling is somewhat of a person endeavor for a certain member of the Walton...
03-11-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By medic75

What bluehills3149 said. Steel can be bent back...

What bluehills3149 said. Steel can be bent back without any significant damage. You only need to have one alignment tool instead of stocking a unique hanger for each bike you own. That tool can pay...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-28-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,201
Posted By medic75

Happy Feet It doesn't appear that there is any...

Happy Feet It doesn't appear that there is any need to add links to the chain. That looks perfect to the big cog.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,567
Posted By medic75

26x4.5 vs 27.5x4.5?

The title pretty much says it all. Please only answer if you have ridden bikes with both tires. I have already performed all of the speculation myself, so I am looking for real world experiences.
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Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By medic75

Bankruptcy means there is no cash to pay the...

Bankruptcy means there is no cash to pay the bills or offer refunds.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,201
Posted By medic75

I would bet, with it being a 2014, you have a 10...

I would bet, with it being a 2014, you have a 10 speed.

Just upgrading the cassette should be something you can achieve with the goat link listed in qclabrat 's post. You will also need to check...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-08-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 44,624
Posted By medic75

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Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,066
Posted By medic75

Get the jumper cables out. But seriously, with...

Get the jumper cables out. But seriously, with the exception of big box store bikes, most fatty tubes are Presta.

FWIW, on my bike, I use the gauge as a reference and a starting point (5-6 psi)...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-03-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,414
Posted By medic75

Velomine. They have them on closeout with the...

Velomine. They have them on closeout with the twin lever Shimano style shifter (thumb to shift down up to 5 gears & thumb or index finger to shift up). $129 for the wide groupset and $159 for the...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-01-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,414
Posted By medic75

What did you just buy for your fat bike?

I've seen these posts on a few other sections, but I don't see one for fat bike. As I am sitting here waiting for USPS to show up with my stuff I figured I would kill some time and start one of these...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By medic75

That is exactly the case here. There is a sign...

That is exactly the case here. There is a sign back further that says "BICYCLES MAY USE FULL LANE". I would expect that throughout. I feel the "BIKE LANE" signs just creates confusion, causing...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By medic75

Trying to be bike friendly?

I give them credit for trying, but my question is "where?"
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01-19-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,459
Posted By medic75

Yes, what wolfchild said - SALT. That is my...

Yes, what wolfchild said - SALT. That is my concern. I have included a couple photos of my commuter for reference. While my fat bike doesn't see much road use, it does get attched to the bike rack...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-19-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,910
Posted By medic75

I am assuming a salt water beach? Between the...

I am assuming a salt water beach? Between the sand and the salt spray, you will need to increase your cleaning efforts significantly. As others have said, a dry lube will help, but will also...
01-19-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,459
Posted By medic75

How do you clean your bikes?

I began winter commuting in 2018. I do so on a big box store bike that I really don't care about. A quick spray down with the hose at work each day is all it gets. I have no way of cleaning it at...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 44,624
Posted By medic75

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-17-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By medic75

As of current, I really don't know where I will...

As of current, I really don't know where I will ride. I want to do my best to stay away from roads because I have no way to clean the salt off the bike before I put it away. I am open to riding...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By medic75

New fatbiker - introduction

I am completely new to this fatbike thing. I do have a 29+ bike, but I doubt that counts. I was recently invited to a fatbike snow ride that was put on by a local mountain bike group in...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 44,624
Posted By medic75

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11-22-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By medic75

Good choice. I would imagine it could be done,...

Good choice. I would imagine it could be done, but to do it to the point where I would trust it with thousands of dollars worth of bikes, it would be significantly more expensive than a quality mass...
11-22-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By medic75

There are multiple sellers selling the same thing...

There are multiple sellers selling the same thing in the $20 range. They all seem to be in the US with decent feedback. I don't have an Orbea bike, but my seatpost is beat up and I was looking for...
11-22-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By medic75

Counterfeit parts?

I'm not sure if I posted this in the right place, but I figured mechanics would know this issue better than anyone else.

Ebay seems to be littered with a seatpost that is listed a Orbea carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By medic75

Just looking at that drivetrain makes my legs...

Just looking at that drivetrain makes my legs burn.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 33,229
Posted By medic75

I have to agree with the other who have stated...

I have to agree with the other who have stated that you cannot replace the feeling of accomplishment after a long & hard climb under your own power. Cycling is my only form of exercise & I plan to...
10-10-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,097
Posted By medic75

I am somewhat similar to you. A few years back I...

I am somewhat similar to you. A few years back I was 270 lbs. I was diagnosed with diabetes, which scared the crap out of me and forced me to make changes. Sugar & carbs were removed from my diet. I...
10-09-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,391
Posted By medic75

I just calibrated it and went for a short 1 mile...

I just calibrated it and went for a short 1 mile ride - what a difference! I also rode at a more realistic speed & cadence (15-17 mph on the flats @ 65-75 rpms). I am now thinking 1+ hour sessions...
10-09-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,391
Posted By medic75

Only about 6 miles of it was gravel - the rest...

Only about 6 miles of it was gravel - the rest was tarmac. The first 4 miles was 800 feet of climbing. I couldn't make it to the top without taking multiple breaks back in May, so making it to the...
10-08-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,556
Posted By medic75

I typically don't. I tried a bang keto coffee...

I typically don't. I tried a bang keto coffee once. It wasn't too bad. The ingredient list seems pretty clean as compared to other energy drinks. It has 20 mg of whey protein and 300 mg of...
10-08-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,391
Posted By medic75

This was my ride tonight:...

This was my ride tonight: https://www.strava.com/activities/2773823037/embed/feb2dfb2b2584e133d1a83e2c3de7da9800f968a

Hills are nothing new to me. Initially, after riding on Zwift for the past few...
10-08-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,391
Posted By medic75

I am using a CycleOps Hammer trainer. The...

I am using a CycleOps Hammer trainer. The gearing is the same that is on my bike at 11-27, though a cheaper (heavier) cassette. The weather is really nice today, so I plan on a real ride this...
10-08-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,391
Posted By medic75

Zwift is tough - I think

I am fairly new to all of this. I began to take cycling serious in June of this year. I have really enjoyed it and I know I have made significant advancements in my abilities, though I am still...
09-30-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,017
Posted By medic75

Gravel King slicks are the almost perfect "do it...

Gravel King slicks are the almost perfect "do it all" tire. I have 38 mm tires set up tubeless and I love them. Will you win a road race? No. At the same time, I would put them up against any...
09-16-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,657
Posted By medic75

I've got a set of GK slicks in 38mm & I think...

I've got a set of GK slicks in 38mm & I think they are amazing. I've been running them for 500 miles in various conditions and I can't say enough good about them. Tubeless, no flats, & just as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 47,768
Posted By medic75

It all depends on the bike geometry, components,...

It all depends on the bike geometry, components, & tires. The average gravel bike can be a very decent road bike. I have a Diamondback Haanjo Trail that I love and have used for many different...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 378,365
Posted By medic75

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20,040
Views: 4,396,402
Posted By medic75

I went with the Panaracer Gravel King slicks in...

I went with the Panaracer Gravel King slicks in 38mm. I have them set up tubeless and love them. I regularly go off-road, sometimes even riding some singletrack. I condsider them every bit as capable...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,459
Posted By medic75

Bicycle Race - queen FWIW, I once went on a...

Bicycle Race - queen

FWIW, I once went on a short group fundraiser ride and another rider had a portable Bluetooth speaker on his rack. I followed him the entire ride, jamming out to his music. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,744
Posted By medic75

I am very new to clipless and opted to go the SPD...

I am very new to clipless and opted to go the SPD route. Up until last week my primary bike was a gravel bike. Last week I became the owner of a road bike, and considering my shoes have SPD cleats,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By medic75

Looks like the 2019 SL5 is out of stock in all...

Looks like the 2019 SL5 is out of stock in all sizes unless your LBS has one in stock. The Isospeed is supposed to be great.

FWIW, I made the jump from a fitness bike similar to the Quick 1, to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20,040
Views: 4,396,402
Posted By medic75

This is my most recent cycling related purchase....

This is my most recent cycling related purchase. I haven't been on a road bike in 29 years. I typically ride a gravel bike and decided I wanted to give a road bike a try. My last road bike was a late...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 670
Posted By medic75

Javelin Amarone carbon frame - help

A quick background story - my primary bike is a gravel bike & I am now looking for a road bike. I have no intention of racing, but I am looking to rack up some miles while getting a little more...
08-15-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 283,353
Posted By medic75

It was a mistake & I forgot to grab my pump for...

It was a mistake & I forgot to grab my pump for the ride. With that said and with the exception of the two times the rim bottomed out, it was an awesome ride. Gravel performance was great. It...
08-14-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 283,353
Posted By medic75

20 was a little low, but the terrain that I was...

20 was a little low, but the terrain that I was riding on was not civilized, as you can see in the photo, and the rim only bottomed out twice over 10 miles. The grip & ride were great. It was...
08-13-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 283,353
Posted By medic75

I accidentally dropped to front tire down to 20...

I accidentally dropped to front tire down to 20 psi for this ride & didn't have a way to pump it back up to 30 psi. I now think I like 20 psi for non-tarmac rides. I am still getting used to this...
Forum: Touring
08-11-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,861
Posted By medic75

I saw it had been revived multiple times over a...

I saw it had been revived multiple times over a 10 year period and figured, being as how it was in the top 5 Google search results, I would bring it back again. This was a completely new phenomenon...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,861
Posted By medic75

Time to revive this thread AGAIN! I have...

Time to revive this thread AGAIN!

I have never had this problem before. I am currently in Myrtle Beach on vacation and this happened to me twice now. It is quite painful. A quick google search...
07-31-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By medic75

Yes, and as I am sure you have figured out, these...

Yes, and as I am sure you have figured out, these tires have sold me on the concept of no knobbies for all surface riding. Super fast on the tarmac while being extremely capable when you leave the...
07-29-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By medic75

No stick. There is a chunk of tread missing. To...

No stick. There is a chunk of tread missing. To be more specific, the tread & first layer of rubber is missing down to the first layer of threads. The threads appear to be intact. I find the vastly...
07-27-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By medic75

Thanks. This makes me feel better. I am really...

Thanks. This makes me feel better. I am really enjoying these "slick" tires, but it seems as though they may not be enjoying the terrain I ride in. The thought of having to replace a tire at 250...
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