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10-13-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 24
Posted By delbiker1

My morning beach tour

Rode my Poprad this morning and I took some pictures along the way. First picture with the Brooks B17 on it. I got in 37 miles today and the saddle was really good! I think I finally got it...
10-13-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,338
Views: 426,407
Posted By delbiker1

Poprad and sunrise

I got to Bethany Beach DE just in time to get the sunrise. Just a minute later clouds covered the sun. 2003 Lemond Poprad, my latest...
10-13-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By delbiker1

Are the cushions on the clamp deteriorated,...

Are the cushions on the clamp deteriorated, especially the top one? If that is where it was clamped, it looks like that is cause of a scrape.
10-13-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By delbiker1

I have used Goop on a couple of saddles the...

I have used Goop on a couple of saddles the resecure the outer and inner edge of the saddles. Use plenty of it, clamp it and let it set, then you can trim the excess of it you wish to. A couple years...
10-13-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By delbiker1

Which SKS fenders are they?

Which SKS fenders are they?
10-13-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,359
Posted By delbiker1

I got in 35 miles yesterday on my Poprad with the...

I got in 35 miles yesterday on my Poprad with the B-17. I have to admit, it was really comfortable. I think I just need to move forward just a little bit. I will try that today and move it back if...
10-12-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By delbiker1

Doc just flat out knows how to build a bike! He...

Doc just flat out knows how to build a bike! He is also a seller that can be trusted.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By delbiker1

I will contradict what Chi_Z says. The 853...

I will contradict what Chi_Z says. The 853 Reynolds is a wonderful frame to ride. He states, "You will be disappointed with your new steel frame and the same 25mm tire". That is only his opinion, not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 977
Posted By delbiker1

I am looking into doing a bike tour over the...

I am looking into doing a bike tour over the Christmas/New Year holidays. Nothing as exotic as Sri Lanka. Looked into New Zealand, but too many dollars and too much travel time. I drive a school bus...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 648,208
Posted By delbiker1

This evening I was on http://www.probikekit.com...

This evening I was on http://www.probikekit.com for the first time. They have some really great deals! Check out the weekly deals. Also, right now, for another 18 hours, or so, spend $175 and get an...
10-11-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By delbiker1

Congratulations, that is an accomplishment. I can...

Congratulations, that is an accomplishment. I can still do a trackstand, but not as well as I could not that many years ago. I now only use them on occasion and for short durations, like seconds. My...
10-11-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By delbiker1

I believe the question, "What are you using?" is...

I believe the question, "What are you using?" is meant to ask about the brake cable housing. Both gear and brake cable housing is a large factor in performance.
Forum: Introductions
10-11-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to Bike Forums, I always like to welcome...

Welcome to Bike Forums, I always like to welcome a bike mechanic as I ask for help frequently. I have a few years on you and have been road cycling for close to how old you are. I did not do more...
10-10-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By delbiker1

Nice, what size are the chain rings? I rebuilt a...

Nice, what size are the chain rings? I rebuilt a bike for the first time last spring. Fortunately, everything was smooth, no problems on the first post build ride.
10-10-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By delbiker1

I am running a 10 speed Shimano cassette with...

I am running a 10 speed Shimano cassette with original 105, indexed, 6 speed , rear and front derailleurs, and original 6 speed 105 DT shift levers set in friction mode. It shifts great, just took a...
10-10-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By delbiker1

I definitely have diminished hearing. A lot of...

I definitely have diminished hearing. A lot of loud noise in my years. I am also a bit tone deaf. When I pluck spokes they mostly sound the same, sometimes a little variation. So, yes, I do not trust...
10-10-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By delbiker1

I changed rear derailleur Tiagra to Deore, 9...

I changed rear derailleur Tiagra to Deore, 9 speeds, and no issues with the compatibility. Also made the same change with the cassette. I like having the wider gears on that particular bike.
10-10-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By delbiker1

I rode my Poprad with the trued wheel today. It...

I rode my Poprad with the trued wheel today. It is rolling with no wobble and the sometimes, sort of a squeak from the spokes is gone. I checked both sides of the wheel before I remounted it on the...
10-09-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 175,820
Posted By delbiker1

I replaced a 175mm, Ultegra 6500, crankset with a...

I replaced a 175mm, Ultegra 6500, crankset with a 170mm Dura Ace, 7701, that I found on Ebay. The asking price was $120, I offered $90 inc. shipping, and it was accepted. I was hesitant to make the...
10-09-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,359
Posted By delbiker1

Not saying I will, but if I have to go through...

Not saying I will, but if I have to go through all that, forget it. As stated above, I have other saddles that I am comfortable on, a couple good for long rides. No matter what saddle I use, I have...
10-09-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By delbiker1

Wheel trued, a first

For the first time, today I trued a wheel. I am pretty pleased to have accomplished that. It is another step forward in my commitment to learn bicycle mechanics. I know it is certainly not a...
10-09-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,359
Posted By delbiker1

I have had a B17 for a couple of weeks now. Still...

I have had a B17 for a couple of weeks now. Still making incremental changes to get it right. I have to give it more time but it is just ok. Still not keen on the looks and the wide skirts. I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,845
Posted By delbiker1

I have bicycled on the Outer Banks many times and...

I have bicycled on the Outer Banks many times and enjoyed it everytime. I am used to riding with heavy traffic as I live in south-coastal Delaware. It is much like the OBX with bad congestion in the...
Forum: Introductions
10-09-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, enjoy and be safe!

Welcome, enjoy and be safe!
Forum: Introductions
10-09-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By delbiker1

Good to have you join the group. A lot of C & V...

Good to have you join the group. A lot of C & V aficionados with an incredible amount of knowledge here.
Forum: Introductions
10-09-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, that is an eclectic collection. I bought...

Welcome, that is an eclectic collection. I bought a CX bike, Lemond Poprad, a couple of weeks ago. I will be riding as a road bike but it has all the things I was looking for. Most of all, it is...
10-08-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 138,915
Posted By delbiker1

ISO derailleur

I am in need of a Shimano 9 speed front derailleur, 6500, or any shimano compatible with 6500, clamp on 31.8. I can purchase or maybe trade depending on needs. I do have 2 175mm cranksets, 6400 and...
Replies: 16
Views: 6,939
Posted By delbiker1

I think dollar signs are obscuring your vision....

I think dollar signs are obscuring your vision. Even if you get it for lowball price, selling it for a profit of $100 dollars is not likely, at least not any time soon.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,036,212
Posted By delbiker1

Super Sport DBX

My commuter, errands, bad weather, all around use bike. Schwinn SS DBX, 2006, it is a well thought out and executed build for a multi-use bike. Mech disc brakes, can be switched to cantilever, rack...
10-07-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By delbiker1

Lemond Poprad, unless it is, or has been,...

Lemond Poprad, unless it is, or has been, precipitating. Then I go to my 2006 Schwinn SS DBX. It is a wonderful "do everything" bike. Aluminum frame/CF fork, relaxed road geometry, drop bars, disc...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By delbiker1

Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tires are on sale at Chain...

Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tires are on sale at Chain Reaction Cycles now for $14 to $21 USD. Order over $50 usd ships free.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By delbiker1

I like the Pasela TG also, but I have not been...

I like the Pasela TG also, but I have not been able to find them in 32-35mm. Amazon has a Pasela that they call TG, but it is not. Still very good tires at about $25 each. Anyone know where to get...
10-06-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,164
Posted By delbiker1

I have a couple pairs of tights that are water...

I have a couple pairs of tights that are water resistant, nowhere near waterproof. Pretty hard to stay dry while pedaling a bike.
Forum: Introductions
10-06-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome and glad to have you onboard. I look for...

Welcome and glad to have you onboard. I look for help a lot. I have been a cyclist for a lot of years. Other then basic maintenance, I did not get involved in the mechanics until about 2 years ago....
10-06-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By delbiker1

Do the Sora brifters have thumb shifters? I...

Do the Sora brifters have thumb shifters? I bought a used bike to pull the Sora components and put on a different frame. I did not realize the brifters had thumb shifters and I am pretty sure I will...
10-05-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52,357
Views: 7,060,228
Posted By delbiker1

That is a hot paint job!

That is a hot paint job!
Forum: Introductions
10-05-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome Dave, nice intro. I am a mechanically...

Welcome Dave, nice intro. I am a mechanically challenged person. Someone that has mechanical skill and talent probably would wonder how someone, me in particular, could be so inept in the mechanical...
10-05-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 31,483
Posted By delbiker1

I cannot remember what the first thing was.

I cannot remember what the first thing was.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 94,881
Posted By delbiker1

first Lemond

I purchased this 2003 Lemond Poprad 2 weeks ago. I saw it on C'list and drove 86 miles to look at it, drove back with it in my car. New powder coating last year, upgraded from Sora to Ultegra 9...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By delbiker1

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Not a Zurich, but I recently bought a 2003 Poprad that is in great shape,...
10-04-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By delbiker1

Very nice, ride and keep it well.

Very nice, ride and keep it well.
10-04-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By delbiker1

I only have road type bikes, so I usually just...

I only have road type bikes, so I usually just have pick a direction. A couple of my bikes can be used for easy trail riding, but we do not have much in trails here on Delmarva. There is a state park...
10-04-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,048
Posted By delbiker1

Actually, it was about a month ago. I bought a...

Actually, it was about a month ago. I bought a used Trek 330 WS to strip all the components off of it to use on a Fuji Ace frame that was given to me. It is my winter project.
10-04-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,305
Posted By delbiker1

A bag,whether it is a frame, handlebar, saddle or...

A bag,whether it is a frame, handlebar, saddle or any other type, for me, is a necessity. Layering is key and being able to take off a layer when necessary, and have somewhere convenient to stash...
10-03-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 52,357
Views: 7,060,228
Posted By delbiker1

That is a damn nice bike, and in my size. I am...

That is a damn nice bike, and in my size. I am good as I just bought a 2003 Lemond Poprad for 500 USD, and it is all upgraded to Ultegra 6500 with the wheels being Mavic Open Pro rims with Ultegra...
Forum: Introductions
10-03-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 93
Posted By delbiker1

Lets see some pictures .

Lets see some pictures .
10-03-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,890
Posted By delbiker1

I love the Giro Republic, not just for looks. I...

I love the Giro Republic, not just for looks. I have a pair in black that are for thin socks, and a pair in drab green, a bit larger, for thick socks. They are highly comfortable on my feet in...
10-03-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,698
Posted By delbiker1

Because there is nothing else that gives me the...

Because there is nothing else that gives me the same sense of child-like joy and freedom. When I am on a bicycle is when I feel most comfortable with myself, when I most have the feeling I am doing...
10-02-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,592
Posted By delbiker1

Where in Indiana and when?

Where in Indiana and when?
Forum: Introductions
10-02-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By delbiker1

Glad to have you on board BikeForums. I often...

Glad to have you on board BikeForums. I often need help with mechanical issues that arise. I am definitely challenged in that area. I have learned a lot from the members here and trial and error,...
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