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06-24-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By philbob57

Maybe not high end, but an old professor of mine...

Maybe not high end, but an old professor of mine rode an earlier version of a Raleigh from Connecticut to Minnesota and back. (Of course, he did say, that his memory was that one day in PA he did 25...
06-23-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,439
Posted By philbob57

I apologize if these points have been raised...

I apologize if these points have been raised already; I've read only abou 2/3 of the responses here.

1) If, say, the path is N-S, and a road is encountered, isn't the road likely to be E-W? If...
06-15-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By philbob57

That's just a nagnet; any magnet will do. if you...

That's just a nagnet; any magnet will do. if you can't get it close enough to the sensor, get a stronger magnet. Search for 'neodymium magnet.'
06-15-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,158
Posted By philbob57

Sleep. The better I sleep, the more energy I have.

Sleep. The better I sleep, the more energy I have.
06-14-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By philbob57

That's awfully close to petroleum jelly - mineral...

That's awfully close to petroleum jelly - mineral oil and wax - which some believe clogs pores and which reportedly can trap bacteria next to skin. Body Glide or Gold Bond Friction Defense may be...
06-14-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,127
Posted By philbob57

Are you wanting to put branding specialists out...

Are you wanting to put branding specialists out of work?

Hmmm,,,not a bad idea, come to think of it.
06-13-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,409
Posted By philbob57

To be clear, I don't see any problem with that. ...

To be clear, I don't see any problem with that.

The problem I see is the blindness to what is really normal.
06-13-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,409
Posted By philbob57

What's the population of Silicon Valley? How many...

What's the population of Silicon Valley? How many people work there? How many own Teslas?

What's the population of Monaco? How many people work there? How many Lamborghinis and Bugs?
06-13-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,409
Posted By philbob57

I consider a $10K bike to be lavish and...

I consider a $10K bike to be lavish and luxurious. I'm not about to police other people's spending, though, and there are places in life for lavish and luxurious..

If you think it's normal,...
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By philbob57

I'm 5' 6.5", down from 5' 7". My legs are...

I'm 5' 6.5", down from 5' 7". My legs are relatively short for my height, and my torso relatively long. The 51 CM frames are too small for me if they're measured BB center to seat tube top, so I...
06-12-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By philbob57

Perfect fit, but PITA to install. :) Patience,...

Perfect fit, but PITA to install. :) Patience, maybe some dish detergent.... If they were easy to install, I guess they wouldn't fit all that well....
06-12-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,980
Posted By philbob57

Raleigh Sports, 3 speed, $60 brand new when I was...

Raleigh Sports, 3 speed, $60 brand new when I was 13 or 14. I loved that bike. It got stolen before I was 16.

If you think the Schwinn Varsity was a great bike to ride, I think you're way off. It...
06-11-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24,356
Views: 2,267,318
Posted By philbob57

Almost 26 miles, low 80s, from Evanston to...

Almost 26 miles, low 80s, from Evanston to Highland Park, S or SE wind under 10 mph, almost all sunny - really enjoyable solo ride today. Over 330 miles os far this year, almost 100 more than last...
06-10-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By philbob57

I can't speak to the comfort of the GB saddles,...

I can't speak to the comfort of the GB saddles, but to my eye they are the most beautiful bike saddle I've ever seen. 2nd most beautiful are Brooks/Belt/Wright/Ideale/etc./etc./etc. That's what my...
06-10-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By philbob57

Also, an anti-inflammatory before exercise may...

Also, an anti-inflammatory before exercise may help.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By philbob57

Absolutely. At the same time, it looks like...

Absolutely.

At the same time, it looks like Chamois Butt'r may be too like petroleum jelly. Some sources say petroleum jelly/Vaseline can clog pores and trap bacteria next to skin if the jelly is...
06-09-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By philbob57

You may be way ahead of me, but I used a Wahoo...

You may be way ahead of me, but I used a Wahoo BlueSC speed/cadence sensor, a smartphone, and the Wahoo app to monitor my trainer time last winter.

I didn't enjoy using the smartphone on the road,...
06-09-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By philbob57

I did initial and what I hoped was final truing...

I did initial and what I hoped was final truing of a rear wheel at a local bike co-op. I had my choice of fancy park truing stands. Unfortunately it was out of adjustment, so my lateral truing was...
06-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,295
Posted By philbob57

I started with 5 mile rides to campus, because I...

I started with 5 mile rides to campus, because I could ride to the exact building I needed to get to and lock my bike significantly faster than drive, park, and walk. I drove during winter, though,...
06-06-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By philbob57

Super - again, thanks.

Super - again, thanks.
06-05-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By philbob57

threads on Campy dropouts?

I 'd like to install a handlebar bag with stabilizing straps that attach to hooks that should be attached to the dropouts on the fork via screws. They're Campagnolo dropouts on a 1973 frame.

Can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By philbob57

Budget? I just got a Lezyne Macro and am...

Budget?

I just got a Lezyne Macro and am pretty happy with it after 200 miles; the bay for $70, new in box. Obviously, I can't speak to its durability.

Other lower priced options include Bryton...
06-05-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,295
Posted By philbob57

The Trek 500 will probably have friction shifting...

The Trek 500 will probably have friction shifting and 12 speeds. A new bike will have indexed shifting and more gears. And probably a warranty, too.

The 1985 500 is a mid-range series with a...
06-04-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By philbob57

I'd start with the simple stuff. One standard...

I'd start with the simple stuff. One standard seat height starting point is .883 x cycling inseam from center of bottom bracket to top of seat/saddle. Another is 1.09 x cycling inseam from pedal at 6...
06-03-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By philbob57

Thanks for your response. I can't send screen...

Thanks for your response. I can't send screen shots right now - I don't know how to do that. :)

Rather than learn, I did what I wish I had done in the first place: I signed onto Bikeforums via...
06-03-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By philbob57

top of pages are cut off

2 issues:

Displaying a thread list

Using a current Firefox under Windows 10 (pre-1903). When I'm in a list of threads in a Bike Forum (General Discussion of C&V or Road Cycling, etc.), if I...
05-31-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,087
Posted By philbob57

4-May - 18.30 5-May - 10.25 10-May - 8.63 ...

4-May - 18.30
5-May - 10.25
10-May - 8.63
13-May - 20.23
15-May - 20.12
20-May - 15.51
23-May - 19.50
26-May - 21.16
28-May - 11.28
29-May - 16.31
05-30-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,170
Posted By philbob57

Actually, it doesn't sound too big. It sounds...

Actually, it doesn't sound too big. It sounds like you need more info and more experience. I recommend searching the web on 'bike fitting'. Check out REI for example. Also, check out the bike fitting...
05-26-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By philbob57

Boure pads are pretty thin. Their thinnest is...

Boure pads are pretty thin. Their thinnest is their most expensive. You can also look for real chamois - Kucharik will sew on in for $45, I believe. It's very tempting
05-26-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 70,965
Posted By philbob57

Turned sunny around 3:00-3:30 on Chicago's North...

Turned sunny around 3:00-3:30 on Chicago's North Shore. 21+ miles North and back with NNE winds. 2nd time this year with a tail wind pushing me home.

Happy birthday, Slightspeed.
05-25-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,609
Posted By philbob57

I understand. What bothers me are the glass...

I understand. What bothers me are the glass shards that litter the roadway - it doesn't seem reasonable to ride with a broom.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,535
Posted By philbob57

Yup - glad you didn't get injured. ...

Yup - glad you didn't get injured.

Personally, I went to pinned flat pedals and Five Ten shoes after a couple of emergency-type falls. Just sayin'....:) But I was probably a lot older and less...
05-25-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,609
Posted By philbob57

How do you clean up glass in the road? (Many...

How do you clean up glass in the road? (Many kudos to those who do.)

If I see a cyclist possibly in trouble, I offer help as I ride by. It recently dawned no me that I need to stop, because if I...
05-24-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,600
Posted By philbob57

Oops. I forgot that it's a 'saddle' that's...

Oops. I forgot that it's a 'saddle' that's installed on a 'saddle post' that's inserted into a 'saddle tube.'

Witterings, I ride for fun. Always have. Always will.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By philbob57

The Giant Neostrack is based on the Bryton 530....

The Giant Neostrack is based on the Bryton 530. In the US, you can buy from a Giant retailer and maybe get good support if you have problems. And if you have problems and don;t get good support, you...
05-24-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,600
Posted By philbob57

That makes your sitch sound like the seat is be...

That makes your sitch sound like the seat is be too high.

How many miles/hours have you spent in the saddle? How often have you ridden? How long have you been riding? Before I started using a...
05-20-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 70,965
Posted By philbob57

Cloudy and mid-50s (cold) here in Chicagoland,...

Cloudy and mid-50s (cold) here in Chicagoland, and I have a tooth ache (root canal surgery needed, I think), but I dragged myself out for 15 miles. This added one ride to my unbroken string of never...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 603,480
Posted By philbob57

Big sale on many things at REI through 5/27....

Big sale on many things at REI through 5/27. Ortleib bags 25% off, for example. Also Garmin 520+ 25% off.
05-17-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By philbob57

Have you talked to Lezyne? I used their email...

Have you talked to Lezyne? I used their email contact method and got a quick response to a question.
05-16-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,386
Posted By philbob57

Let's see ... data on crime is presented and...

Let's see ... data on crime is presented and disbelieved. A suggestion that the OP wouldn't have written '3 white kids' is ignored. I suggest taking a look at: ...
05-14-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,457
Posted By philbob57

Per my memory and Wikipedia, the exchange rate in...

Per my memory and Wikipedia, the exchange rate in 1970 - and 1967 - was 360 yen to the US dollar. The Y28,000 Bridgestone was just under $78, close to $600 today. When we visited Japan on our way to...
05-11-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,708
Posted By philbob57

Have you talked with your doc? I had symptoms...

Have you talked with your doc? I had symptoms similar to yours ... carpal tunnel syndrome. The corrective surgery is pretty simple, and if it's done competently, the pain and numbness will be gone....
05-07-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By philbob57

Oh, man. Sorry for your loss, deacon mark.

Oh, man. Sorry for your loss, deacon mark.
05-06-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,341
Posted By philbob57

DrIsotope, August West, sdmc530, 12boy,...

DrIsotope, August West, sdmc530, 12boy, Trevtassie - Thanks. Your ideas will make my life easier. All of your ideas are better than my jury-rigged double boiler *** chopsticks method.

Oh for...
05-05-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,341
Posted By philbob57

I use a cobbled together double boiler because I...

I use a cobbled together double boiler because I melt the wax on my stove top. When I do it, I have waking nightmares of of the thing bursting into flame. If I had a crockpot....
05-05-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,341
Posted By philbob57

The paraffin is pretty flammable, so temperature...

The paraffin is pretty flammable, so temperature control is pretty important. I use a double boiler method.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By philbob57

And $220 is out of my reach. :) Still, if Bryton...

And $220 is out of my reach. :) Still, if Bryton thinks they have a couple of products, and if they have the money, why not take on Garmin and Wahoo with prices that are higher than the old products...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By philbob57

Looking at their website - Aero 60 and 450 are...

Looking at their website - Aero 60 and 450 are the flagships. Open Street Maps, GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU, Galileo support.
05-02-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By philbob57

I'm now using a metal mount for my $140 Moto X4 -...

I'm now using a metal mount for my $140 Moto X4 - search on 'universal bike phone mount metal' (no quotes); I'm pretty confident my phone won't be lost.

Meanwhile, the X4 has a bigger screen than...
04-30-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,675
Posted By philbob57

Where once marketing departments had people...

Where once marketing departments had people holding their breaths wanting to see what's new in cars, now other marketing departments have us holding our breaths wanting new phones. Which cost as much...
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