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04-02-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By zacster

I consider biking one of the safest things to do...

I consider biking one of the safest things to do since you don't ever come in close contact with anyone. Quite the opposite. My wife won't go near me after a ride. And who do you come close to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,936
Posted By zacster

After riding that Roubaix rental I mentioned...

After riding that Roubaix rental I mentioned earlier in this thread, I put a Redshift Shockstop stem on my own bike and don't regret it a bit. It really feels better than nothing at all. At 65, I'm...
04-01-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,885
Posted By zacster

Since everything else has been cancelled I think...

Since everything else has been cancelled I think my first event will be the grand tour of Brooklyn. 50 miles of on street and off street riding. No doubling back except one dead-end on a strip of...
03-31-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,127
Posted By zacster

But try finding them in a store. We always had...

But try finding them in a store. We always had bleach in our house to use for a chlorine bath by the eczema sufferers. Eczema frequently gets infected with Staph, and that in turns makes you itch...
03-29-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By zacster

Drew, that does make some sense. I did rent a...

Drew, that does make some sense. I did rent a Roubaix with a 50/34 up front and an 11sp 11-34 in the back and having that 34/34 combo was eye-opening, especially in hilly SanFran. That was a very...
03-29-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,127
Posted By zacster

I'm still puzzled by "bring the bike inside". Is...

I'm still puzzled by "bring the bike inside". Is this your bike? Was it just sitting in your garage? If so, it shouldn't be necessary to clean it. I'd give it a cleaning if it were someone else's...
03-27-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By zacster

FSA has a compatibility chart somewhere. I had...

FSA has a compatibility chart somewhere. I had an issue with my FSA BB and wanted to replace it but the only one that matched my crank was generally unavailable. I gave up and bought Campy. As for...
03-27-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By zacster

Another thing to check is that the rim...

Another thing to check is that the rim tape/covering that is there now isn't slipping when you mount the tire. I had that happen to me with Velox tape that just slid to the side. And the thing I...
03-26-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,010
Posted By zacster

I've done a few over the years: Seattle to...

I've done a few over the years:

Seattle to Portland, first hundred miles in 4:15. Next hundred, well it was a struggle.
Mt. Haleakala, still epic even if I didn't make it to the top. I'd never...
03-26-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,761
Posted By zacster

I prefer solo myself, always have. I've tried...

I prefer solo myself, always have. I've tried riding with a club but they were always too slow or too fast. Doing mass start events is sometimes OK because you just fall in with the group that is...
03-26-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,876
Posted By zacster

It has been 7 months now for me in retirement and...

It has been 7 months now for me in retirement and I was having a grand time, but now being stuck in place is getting me antsy. Maybe when this all passes I'll think about something to keep me...
03-26-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By zacster

The way I knew is the same way you knew, by doing...

The way I knew is the same way you knew, by doing standing starts on a chainring and it slips. In my case though it was a standard BCD, I forget if it was 110 or 130. I replaced it and no more...
03-24-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By zacster

As for the technical knowledge needed to do this,...

As for the technical knowledge needed to do this, my son came by to take the fluid trainer that I offered to him a while ago when I got my smart trainer. I gave him the recommended skewer to use...
03-20-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,436
Posted By zacster

Isn't the point of the FIXED cup that it is...

Isn't the point of the FIXED cup that it is FIXED? Aren't you supposed to leave that alone except when replacing the entire unit? Isn't that why it is on so friggin' tight?
03-19-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By zacster

Two things here for the OP. First, when I...

Two things here for the OP. First, when I searched "11 speed chain compatibility" the first hit was BikeTiresDirect, and they state they are NOT compatible but give no explanation why. Second, your...
03-18-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,885
Posted By zacster

My first trip was already a no-go a few weeks...

My first trip was already a no-go a few weeks ago, to Seattle. The conference was cancelled and while we thought we may go anyway it was already getting ominous. The second part of the trip was...
03-17-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By zacster

When I looked those up I saw that they share a...

When I looked those up I saw that they share a shop manual so they are likely just different levels of a compatible part. In general all chains designated for a particular speed group, 9, 10, 11, 12...
Forum: Northeast
03-12-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By zacster

You just have to say to yourself you are going to...

You just have to say to yourself you are going to ride no matter what. Oh wait, it's raining... Never mind.
03-12-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By zacster

There was some compatibility issues with 10sp...

There was some compatibility issues with 10sp Dura Ace, with splines that were different. It was a specific hub/cassette combo and wasn't with all DA. If you have Ultegra already the hub isn't an...
03-12-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By zacster

I've returned both a bike child carrier and a...

I've returned both a bike child carrier and a child backpack carrier due to safety concerns, this 25+ years ago as my kids are all adults now. On the backpack, the kid could flip right out of it as...
03-12-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By zacster

Assuming this is a current stem and not the old 7...

Assuming this is a current stem and not the old 7 style, try flipping it first. That may be all you need. If your stem is currently parallel to the ground, flipping it will give you 12 degrees up and...
03-10-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By zacster

I found that the original Assioma cleats are the...

I found that the original Assioma cleats are the only ones that actually worked with my pedals. I had real Look Keo cleats on my shoes when the Assiomas arrived about 2 years ago and I couldn't get...
03-10-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By zacster

I built a pair of wheels with the 3N72 dynamo...

I built a pair of wheels with the 3N72 dynamo front and LX T670 rear about 5 years ago. Still going strong. The 3N72 was supposedly an LX level equivalent. I had to order the LX rear from the UK...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By zacster

That Bianchi is old enough to have parts that are...

That Bianchi is old enough to have parts that are going obsolete. I know because I have a 2005 bike myself that is my main road ride, and when I rode something new a few months ago I could see and...
03-08-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,876
Posted By zacster

My company was offering voluntary early...

My company was offering voluntary early retirement and then involuntary layoffs with a package. Given that I was a good employee and well liked, I opted into the involuntary pool and got the package...
03-06-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,719
Posted By zacster

My bolt always reads higher on calories. I guess...

My bolt always reads higher on calories. I guess this was my post and I stated that at the beginning now that I've looked!
03-03-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,296
Posted By zacster

Yep, I just got my medicare card too. Worse than...

Yep, I just got my medicare card too. Worse than that though is that I applied for a NY MTA half fare metrocard and on the card it says in bold letters "Senior Citizen". I'm the nut that always...
03-03-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,885
Posted By zacster

Well, my first planned trip has been cancelled. ...

Well, my first planned trip has been cancelled. I was supposed to go to Seattle with my wife next week while she is at a conference and the conference was cancelled. We still have an Airbnb in...
02-25-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By zacster

OK, so here is some hard data. I'm looking at my...

OK, so here is some hard data. I'm looking at my bolt, going back in time on the history, and I'm at Oct 25th, 2019 and about 25 rides back. It is winter after all and I don't turn on my Bolt when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,243
Posted By zacster

Are you sure about that? I'd like that to be true...

Are you sure about that? I'd like that to be true but I highly doubt the weight of the disc brake system is more than the weight differential of the steel vs. carbon even for the lightest steel.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By zacster

I had looked at these at one point:Scicon...

I had looked at these at one point:Scicon (https://us.sciconbags.com/products/bike-travel-bags-bike-cases/shop-all-bike-bags-cases/aerocomfort-road-3-0-tsa-bike-travel-bag) At one point the 2.0...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,243
Posted By zacster

Wow, I'd never trust a Mafac or Weinmann brake...

Wow, I'd never trust a Mafac or Weinmann brake these days, not when my Campy Chorus rim brake on my road bike or XT on my commuter will stop so much faster with a lot less pressure. You know what,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,376
Posted By zacster

So are you liking the seat post? I see you're...

So are you liking the seat post? I see you're set up for touring, my bike is pure road.
02-24-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By zacster

Between ANT+, BT, and the file standards it...

Between ANT+, BT, and the file standards it shouldn't be hard, unless Fitbit doesn't adhere to them. This is what it sounds like just reading through this thread. I had a Fitbit that I wore for a...
02-24-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By zacster

I believe my Bolt will sync via Bluetooth to my...

I believe my Bolt will sync via Bluetooth to my phone since the data would be available at work when I rode in even though it doesn't connect to the office wifi. The phone then uploads the data. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,376
Posted By zacster

I got out today since it was 60+ degrees in NY in...

I got out today since it was 60+ degrees in NY in February. I was a good 15 miles into my 20 mile ride when I remembered about the stem. My point here is that it really just disappears and feels...
02-24-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25,055
Views: 2,414,616
Posted By zacster

It was a great day in NYC, 60+ degrees, so I did...

It was a great day in NYC, 60+ degrees, so I did 20 miles outdoors. It felt great, all that indoor riding gets you in really good shape. I wasn't pushing it but it felt like I could go a lot faster...
Forum: Northeast
02-19-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 93,294
Posted By zacster

Just saw an email saying the e-bikes are coming...

Just saw an email saying the e-bikes are coming back starting today. I'll have to try one before my membership expires since I'm not renewing it. I just haven't used it since I retired.
02-18-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 25,111
Posted By zacster

I just had the Calcium score done, and it doesn't...

I just had the Calcium score done, and it doesn't even cost that much. They charged me $99 but it isn't covered. The fact that it isn't covered makes me think that it isn't considered a reliable...
Forum: Northeast
02-16-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By zacster

They can't stop you from riding in the streets...

They can't stop you from riding in the streets but they can stop you from riding on any road not normally for cyclists, like the FDR or the BQE or the bridges. These are closed and paid for by the...
02-14-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,914
Posted By zacster

That's exactly how I feel about it. Anything that...

That's exactly how I feel about it. Anything that gets me on the bike indoors in the winter is a plus. Add to that the tracking of the apps and you can see improvement over that time. I ride Central...
Forum: Northeast
02-11-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By zacster

i did it once in the rain and it was no fun at...

i did it once in the rain and it was no fun at all. We bailed in Downtown Brooklyn and took the subway home since it was easy from there.
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By zacster

Brooklyn has its own aromas.

Brooklyn has its own aromas.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By zacster

NYC is cycling heaven, if heaven were strewn with...

NYC is cycling heaven, if heaven were strewn with glass, potholes, garbage, clueless pedestrians, even more clueless drivers, cops that purposely park in bike lanes, cabbies and uber drivers that cut...
02-10-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 25,111
Posted By zacster

I'm going for a calcium test next week on the...

I'm going for a calcium test next week on the recommendation of my cardiologist. I was also told I'd have to pay out of pocket. I have no particular complaints, and so far I've completely checked...
02-10-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By zacster

I'm not on Strava nor do I follow Zwift Power. I...

I'm not on Strava nor do I follow Zwift Power. I use RidewithGPS to track all of my rides, and that is less social than Strava. I never looked at Zwift Power so I don't even know what it is about. My...
02-08-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By zacster

You're probably right considering this was the...

You're probably right considering this was the Tour de Zwift and there are probably a lot of newbies doing it. It is still a common complaint. Another complaint I have is with the sprint results. ...
02-08-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 25,111
Posted By zacster

I don't worry at all, I let my Dr. do that. They...

I don't worry at all, I let my Dr. do that. They do all of these tests and they always come back with results that "need watching" but aren't at all serious. So they keep watching and they don't...
02-08-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By zacster

Did my first Zwift race today at 65

I was doing the Tour de Zwift and today was the last day to do the last segment. I've done only the group rides up until now, but those often turned into adhoc races for the front of the pack, and I...
02-08-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By zacster

Yes, it's called "Level Mode". You select a...

Yes, it's called "Level Mode". You select a grade level and it keeps it constant from zero to whatever. You should be able to select it from the Wahoo app. If you have a Wahoo Bolt you can also...
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