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08-17-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By delbiker1

In my opinion, this is the likely cause. Tires...

In my opinion, this is the likely cause. Tires and wheels need to be capable of handling the stress that the type of ride is going to produce. Sometimes these things happen with no obvious cause. In...
08-17-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By delbiker1

I am fortunate that I have a couple of bike shops...

I am fortunate that I have a couple of bike shops nearby that I do business with. I now do most of the work on my bikes, buy most things online, but I use the shops when I need something now, or when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By delbiker1

2014

I have a 2014 Avant MD 40 that I purchased new in 2016. It was close to 50% off msrp. It has a stiff ride which has been softened a bit with a change of tires. The CF frame is my first, I probably...
08-16-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 140,244
Posted By delbiker1

Squeaks in the...

Squeaks in the box.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190708_180201_115319d49eb3ba4467eeca75ac067e1139b20d4a.jpg
08-16-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By delbiker1

I do not know what you expect from the "upgrade",...

I do not know what you expect from the "upgrade", if that is truly what you want to do, do it. However, if you are looking for a big improvement in the components or your performance/speed,
I think...
08-09-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 655
Posted By delbiker1

I apologize to Fast Eddie, my previous reply was...

I apologize to Fast Eddie, my previous reply was not helpful an unnecessary. Before I post, I have to remind myself of the fact that I pose questions that other people probably do not take seriously.
08-08-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 655
Posted By delbiker1

Fast Eddie, are you a troll, or is this a real...

Fast Eddie, are you a troll, or is this a real question. You think the wheel might have something to do with it?
08-08-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,299
Posted By delbiker1

Getting up in the morning and facing the day is...

Getting up in the morning and facing the day is dangerous. Safety is an illusion. In my opinion, fearing death is pretty much senseless. It happens to everyone at some point.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By delbiker1

Number one rule buying a bike, make sure it fits...

Number one rule buying a bike, make sure it fits you properly. Much more important than the price you pay. For me , if it was the one I was the most comfortable on, it would be the BMC with the...
08-08-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,653
Posted By delbiker1

I do not think I want to spend anywhere near that...

I do not think I want to spend anywhere near that amount of time on a bike. I was at 952 for July and I am good with that number. The really crazy one is the woman in Florida that did 85000 miles in...
Forum: Introductions
08-08-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome Debba, I hitchhiked across Canada in...

Welcome Debba, I hitchhiked across Canada in summer of 1974. I have fond memories of Toronto, staying in youth hostels for cheap, hanging out on Yonge St and doing the museums, exhibitions, etc.I...
Forum: Introductions
08-08-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. Enjoy your rides and be...

Welcome to BikeForums. Enjoy your rides and be safe.
08-08-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By delbiker1

Payoff

After self analyzing my fit/position on the bike and the pedal stroke, I have made changes that have paid off for me. I have gone back to a lower setting on my handlebars, raised/lowered the seat...
08-07-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By delbiker1

I agree with Tim on the Rubino tires. They are...

I agree with Tim on the Rubino tires. They are hard to beat at the price you can get them for. I actually prefer Rubino's that have tread. I like the slicks also, but when it is wet I believe the...
08-06-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By delbiker1

Based on what has been sold recently on the...

Based on what has been sold recently on the Forums, IMO, your price is high. You have a limited number of people looking for a whole group set of that age. Just an example, a 9 speed Ultegra group...
08-06-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,175
Posted By delbiker1

You are crazy!

You are crazy!
Forum: Introductions
08-06-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. Enjoy the ride and be safe.

Welcome to BikeForums. Enjoy the ride and be safe.
08-06-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,916
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Posted By delbiker1

Thanks for the reply. What is your location?...

Thanks for the reply. What is your location? There is a club here in south coastal Delaware, Sussex County Cyclists, that I have done rides with. I was a member one year. They have 4 or 5 categories...
08-06-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,916
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Views: 375,815
Posted By delbiker1

One person's reasonable speed is not another's...

One person's reasonable speed is not another's reasonable speed. I like to keep a good pace going most of the time, that is just how I like to ride. My good pace today is definitely slower and I make...
08-06-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 936
Posted By delbiker1

I like Continental tubes. IMO, they last longer...

I like Continental tubes. IMO, they last longer and are easier to patch when they do get punctured. Most of the time, when I get a flat, it is due to tires that have worn treads. I have over 3000...
08-05-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By delbiker1

I am very happy with Pasela PTs. I have them is...

I am very happy with Pasela PTs. I have them is 25mm, the biggest my bike would fit. They actually look a bit bigger than other 25's I have. They have a really good tread, good flat resistance and...
08-05-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By delbiker1

I do not even know what Q factor is, but I have...

I do not even know what Q factor is, but I have changed the set up on my bikes to be friendlier to my knees and other body parts. I went with smaller chainrings and cassettes with higher tooth count...
08-05-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 51,728
Views: 6,837,038
Posted By delbiker1

I have been fired from jobs numerous times. It...

I have been fired from jobs numerous times. It has not been a hooray moment every time, but every time it put me on a different path. My path needed changing, I just did not recognize that every time.
08-04-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By delbiker1

How wide of tires will fit in this frame?

How wide of tires will fit in this frame?
08-03-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,846
Posted By delbiker1

I think only one, a '91 Ochsner steel road bike I...

I think only one, a '91 Ochsner steel road bike I have rebuilt. I bought it new in '92. I have three others, but I would be willing to sell or trade all of them to acquire the right touring bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,587
Posted By delbiker1

Egomaniac with an inferiority complex.

Egomaniac with an inferiority complex.
Forum: Introductions
07-29-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By delbiker1

Yes, and when you get to 10 posts, pictures with...

Yes, and when you get to 10 posts, pictures with your bike questions are appreciated by those who wish to help you. Help them help you.
Forum: Introductions
07-29-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, I am mechanically challenged. I bought...

Welcome, I am mechanically challenged. I bought some tools and started the process of learning the more involved aspects of bike maintenance. BikeForum members have been very generous and informative...
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By delbiker1

3 speed miyata

I am going to be in my home town for the next few days and have been thinking about buying a low cost, but decent shape. bike to leave in my sisters garage. That way I will have a bike already there...
07-27-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By delbiker1

Do you know of any wheel builders in your area?...

Do you know of any wheel builders in your area? Can you tell what area the "clunking" is coming from? That is a pretty general term and doesn't give much in the way of any clues as to what is going...
07-27-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 156,033
Posted By delbiker1

Any facilitators in the Pensacola, Fla. area to...

Any facilitators in the Pensacola, Fla. area to check out a beautiful Trek 720?
07-27-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 51,728
Views: 6,837,038
Posted By delbiker1

I e-mailed the seller of this bike to check if it...

I e-mailed the seller of this bike to check if it is in fact the whole package, everything in the picture. It is indeed all inclusive of what you see. The seller says he has another 720 and a Surly...
07-27-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By delbiker1

Another set of ears riding with you to try to...

Another set of ears riding with you to try to pinpoint where the noise is coming from might help. It is really hard to figure out where a noise is actually coming from while riding. Too much other...
07-27-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By delbiker1

There are certainly worse obsessions to have.

There are certainly worse obsessions to have.
07-27-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By delbiker1

That is a fine looking groupo! The picture of the...

That is a fine looking groupo! The picture of the new anyway. The group on the bike look, in the pics at least, a bit abused.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By delbiker1

That is something your just going to have to test...

That is something your just going to have to test ride, as many as you can, to find out. I do not think your going to get many replies from people that know your bike and the one you are asking about.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18,717
Views: 3,727,549
Posted By delbiker1

Actually, my most recent purchase was pretty...

Actually, my most recent purchase was pretty basic, simple, and cheap. But also necessary, brake cable ferrules and a couple of 9 speed chain pins from a LBS. I had cable and housing but could not...
07-27-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By delbiker1

I have not ridden with oval rings since I had a...

I have not ridden with oval rings since I had a bike with biopace rings many years ago. Hopefully someone with recent experience/knowledge with oval rings will chime in. I know I had no problem with...
07-27-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By delbiker1

I have high arches and if my shoes are too tight...

I have high arches and if my shoes are too tight in the area shown in the photo, that is what happens to me. Not just bicycling, but a lot of shoes, depending on fit. I do one of two things: just...
07-27-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 51,728
Views: 6,837,038
Posted By delbiker1

That is a sweet bike. If it were my size I would...

That is a sweet bike. If it were my size I would make contact to make sure that everything that is on the bike in the picture actually comes with the bike. It is not cheap but it looks almost brand...
07-26-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By delbiker1

Hve not had one, not getting one.

Hve not had one, not getting one.
07-26-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By delbiker1

Self analyzing on the bike

This past week I have doing some self analyzing of my form and positioning on the bike whenever I ride. I came to realize I have fallen into some bad habits over the past year or two. I have not been...
07-25-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By delbiker1

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, two of...

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, two of the best shows I ever saw. I believe it was 1973, Chicago Auditorium and 3 weeks later Northern Illinois University field house.
07-25-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By delbiker1

I quote Freddie Mercury: " I want to ride my...

I quote Freddie Mercury: " I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like." "Fat bottom girls you make the rocking world go around. Get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By delbiker1

I did the same thing. Two wheelsets, one 6 bolt,...

I did the same thing. Two wheelsets, one 6 bolt, one center lock, one 28mm tires and one 32mm tires. But I also have a 3rd wheelset, unbranded original from a bike and I have 37 mm on them now but...
07-25-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 51,728
Views: 6,837,038
Posted By delbiker1

I get a nose bleed just looking at the Eddie...

I get a nose bleed just looking at the Eddie Merckx.
07-25-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By delbiker1

RJ the bike guy has some really good videos. Also...

RJ the bike guy has some really good videos. Also Park Tools.com has a ton of info and videos. I used both of them rebuilding a bike for the first time this past winter. BikeForums members were...
07-25-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By delbiker1

Chain for 6-7-8 speed is also cheap.

Chain for 6-7-8 speed is also cheap.
07-25-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By delbiker1

I had that very thing happen when I changed an...

I had that very thing happen when I changed an old freewheel with a matching new one. I wound getting not only a new chain, but also chainrings. The old ones were really worn down. Everything worked...
Forum: Introductions
07-25-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By delbiker1

Nice way to start back into riding. Enjoy and be...

Nice way to start back into riding. Enjoy and be safe out there.
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