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bio website twitter.com/#!/ggtriguy
location Bellingham, WA
age 44
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
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You can never have enough bicycles, but my wife says eight is enough.


Mar
7
comment How to use Windstopper gloves most effectively?
Those are the same Windstopper gloves that I have and my experience is the opposite. I stay quite warm. I've never ridden an electric bike, I wonder if you are not generating heat.
Mar
7
comment What sites support Garmin Edge 200 .FIT format?
Checkout Bike Route Toaster to create routes and upload to your device too. bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx
Feb
16
comment Why does a bike frame have to be above 56 cm usually to fit 700c tires?
I don't know why, but don't see it across the board, most bicycles I've looked at use 700c down to 50cm. I have three 700c bikes all around 52cm (each measures frame size a bit differently).
Feb
11
comment Bicycle GPS Devices
@Adrian That is another reason I love (any) GPS bike computer, they are so easy to switch from bike to bike. I bought extra mounts, one for each bike. My buddies who use the speed/cadence pickups don't swap that from bike to bike though.
Feb
11
comment Bicycle GPS Devices
@RandyMinder I use a PowerTap power meter hub in my rear wheel to measure the amount of power I am generating during a ride.
Jan
19
comment Online turbo / spinning resources
I have four sufferfest videos as well as a few spinervals (around $25-$30 DVDs) and am preferring the sufferfest videos lately. You download a large mp4 video file when you purchase a sufferfest. If you have a laptop or computer to ride in front of thats great. I had to create an iDVD project on my Mac and burn to a DVD to play out in the garage where my trainer/bike/tv/dvd play lives.
Jan
18
comment iPhone 4 bike mount recommendations
Semantically you are correct. I mount mine in my jersey pocket. One could mount it in a handlebar basket (store.trekbikes.com/…). Someone probably has zipped tied an iPhone in a ziploc bag to their handlebars too. I think a ziploc bag is a viable option for carrying your iPhone on your bicycle.
Jan
11
comment Reducing noise on a bike trainer
Are you trying to reduce the noise for others in your house or for yourself when you are riding? I'll ride with headphones to reduce the noise I hear from my trainer.
Jan
9
comment Reliable Bike Computer
Garmin now makes an Edge 200 which retails on the internet from $125 to about $150 buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=160&pID=90675
Jan
7
comment How can I make a glow bike?
Had not read about the Flax Fiber bike, very cool, thanks for the idea (bikerumor.com/2011/03/09/…)
Jan
6
comment What maintenance is required for a thru axle?
Yes, on the other side. Thanks for the help.
Jan
6
comment What maintenance is required for a thru axle?
I don't know what those terms mean. We push it thru from one side to the other and screw it into place and once tight (I think) something locks into place.
Dec
30
comment How helpful are neon/led lights on the rims, while riding at night?
A co-worker has one of these (M133 model) and I must say, they are pretty cool too, he can set different light patterns. monkeylectric.com
Dec
27
comment What is the effect of adding weight to a wheel vs adding it to the frame?
My favorite theoretical tangent is that the earth is just a big circle (it was proven round some time ago) and at any point you are just riding along a tangent... Since the tangent is FLAT... There are no hills when cycling :) => Just gravity. Thanks for sharing this.
Dec
13
comment What kind of tire should I purchase for use on a bike trainer?
I have not noticed any difference with slippage. I have an older CycleOps Fluid 2 (with the twist mechanism to tighten/loosen pressure). Once the roller kisses the tire, I do two and a half rotations to tighten. I can only get it to slip if I am trying to make it slip, under normal workouts, various intervals, spin ups, one leg drills, I do not get any tire slips.
Dec
13
comment Does anybody manufacture extra-wide (3E/4E or EEE/EEEE ) wide road or mountain biking shoes?
I have not tried heat molded shoes (Shimano makes a shoe you heat up too) but even the $480 on those Lakes is too much in my opinion. I don't know how much the material will stretch with the heat molding.
Dec
8
comment Can I run a dual crankset with a chain guide tensioner?
The bicycle has a rear dearaileur and 9 speed cassette with vertical dropouts. The chain guide/tensioner is attached to the bottom bracket. The bike has a single chainring and my son would like a double chainring setup so he can get an easier gear for climbing. I did not know about the DRS from eThirteen allowing for a double chainring and still providing chain retention.
Dec
8
comment Does anybody manufacture extra-wide (3E/4E or EEE/EEEE ) wide road or mountain biking shoes?
Thanks for the info on Sidi. I just bought new shoes recently and totally discounted Sidi, never even looking them because of past experiences with them being narrower then other brands. I will have to try on some of these.
Dec
2
comment Is it safe to leave my carbon bike in my stationary trainer for extended periods of time?
Cyclops Fluid 2 - Yeah, I imagine the stress of riding on the trainer is more than simply leaving it mounted.
Dec
2
comment What causes chain suck?
It actually wasn't worn out, I read somewhere that an aluminum inner chainring could cause chain suck. I still get it with the steel ring.