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07-18-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By philbob57

7/3 – 20.2 7/7 – 25.1 7/9 – 21.0 7/11 –...

7/3 – 20.2
7/7 – 25.1
7/9 – 21.0
7/11 – 25.3
7/14 – 31.1
7/17 – 26.3

149 miles so far in July, 550 for 2019
07-18-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By philbob57

Definitely Kirtland bag in blue - I still use...

Definitely Kirtland bag in blue - I still use mine on my '73 Turin Bike Co-op/MKM.
07-18-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By philbob57

When the bike was new, if it had 1" of clearance,...

When the bike was new, if it had 1" of clearance, it was the correct size.
07-17-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,247
Posted By philbob57

Numb hands could be carpal tunnel syndrome. If it...

Numb hands could be carpal tunnel syndrome. If it is, the surgery is simple and low risk, and the relief from pain and numbness is wonderful. My hands went numb when holding books, so there are a...
07-17-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By philbob57

Every other day for me, with rare exceptions....

Every other day for me, with rare exceptions. Given the weather this year, I feel lucky if I can ride with just one day off. Rode today with highs of 90 or so. 97 and 15+ mph winds predicted for...
07-17-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24,433
Views: 2,281,267
Posted By philbob57

26+ miles starting at 11 AM. After 3 straight...

26+ miles starting at 11 AM. After 3 straight rides for which Ihad no energy, I felt great this AM. I felt great for about 22 miles and then had to limp home. Weather Underground said the temp was...
07-17-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,721
Posted By philbob57

I don't think its possible to predict to the cm...

I don't think its possible to predict to the cm what will work best for a given person. With given body dimensions, there's a range of sizes that can work, and the person has to set the bike up, try...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,172
Posted By philbob57

How can you do that without dissecting the...

How can you do that without dissecting the joints? I would think fillet-brazing and welding are more amenable to visual evaluation.
07-17-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,031
Posted By philbob57

I like my DMR V12s and Five Ten Freeriders. To...

I like my DMR V12s and Five Ten Freeriders. To prevent knee problems, I want to be able to move my foot around.

I tried SPDs, and I really like how they help accelerate from a stop. Alas. The time...
07-15-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By philbob57

It is if it works for you. ISM's theory seems...

It is if it works for you. ISM's theory seems pretty sound. Don;t they offer a 30-day trial. If they don't, youmight be able to find on on Amazon Prime.
07-14-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24,433
Views: 2,281,267
Posted By philbob57

31 + a fraction miles. The last 3 rides had 30 as...

31 + a fraction miles. The last 3 rides had 30 as a goal. The 1st 2 got cut due to wind and wanting to get home without needing to collapse. This morning I felt no energy as I started out and doubted...
07-13-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17,469
Views: 2,691,230
Posted By philbob57

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bop/d/chicago-a...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bop/d/chicago-abus-bike-locks-4-locks-3/6933074070.html -

The text of the ad reads:

This is a lot of Abus Bike Locks. It includes 3 Bordo 6000 Folding Locks...
07-13-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By philbob57

I'm sorry for your loss. I recommend not...

I'm sorry for your loss.

I recommend not listing a burned, melted bike. Rather, I recommend listing each part separately. After all, that's how you're going to have to buy the pieces to recreate...
07-12-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By philbob57

I used trunk bags for a few years until a few...

I used trunk bags for a few years until a few weeks ago, when I finally gave in to my reduced flexibility. For some reason, I can mount my bike easily, but I have some trouble getting my leg over the...
07-11-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24,433
Views: 2,281,267
Posted By philbob57

Holy cow, OTG! I haven't done 141 miles in a WEEK...

Holy cow, OTG! I haven't done 141 miles in a WEEK in this century. Congratulations!

25 miles today, first half mainly against the wind. No energy, but it was a beautiful day.
07-10-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By philbob57

Slightly tilting the nose up can stop the...

Slightly tilting the nose up can stop the sliding, but it might put more pressure on your soft bits. I was once able to ride Brooks-type leather as long as the nose was tilted up; now, 30 years...
07-08-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,021
Posted By philbob57

How id the shop do financially under your...

How id the shop do financially under your father-in-law? How is it doing now? What sort of help do you have?
07-07-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By philbob57

Is the saddle level, tilted with nose down, or...

Is the saddle level, tilted with nose down, or tilted with nose up? It sounds like it's nose down. If it is, make the saddle level.
07-07-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24,433
Views: 2,281,267
Posted By philbob57

25 and a little, half of which was into a 15 mph...

25 and a little, half of which was into a 15 mph wind. The wind at my back on the way home was insufficient compensation.:rolleyes: Even though the calendar says 'July,' I needed a long-sleeved...
07-06-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By philbob57

Shipping wheels is prohibitive, IMO. You'd...

Shipping wheels is prohibitive, IMO. You'd probably make more by disassembling the wheels and selling the hubs.
07-05-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By philbob57

I can clench my toes with my Five Tens, so it may...

I can clench my toes with my Five Tens, so it may not be a shoe issue, at least for me. I think it's normal to tighten muscles when stressing them. My solution is to consciously relax any muscles...
07-05-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By philbob57

Absolutely - as long as we acknowledge our whole...

Absolutely - as long as we acknowledge our whole history. I'm RI born and bred, and although I left for good over 50 years ago, I'm still a Rhode Islander at heart ... a follower of Roger Williams,...
07-04-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By philbob57

That was quick. :) Your best bet for a bike that...

That was quick. :) Your best bet for a bike that fits is probably custom. Now your bike is relevant. A photo of you on the bike is still best, but the make, model, and measurements and a photo of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,688,352
Posted By philbob57

https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/122102?page=men-s-...

https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/122102?page=men-s-l-l-bean-comfort-cycling-jersey-short-sleeve&bc=&feat=bike%20jersey-SR0&csp=a&searchTerm=bike%20jersey - who knew that Bean sold bike jerseys for...
07-04-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By philbob57

Why not see what...

Why not see what https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp says about bike size for you?

Also, you can have someone take photos of you on your bike and crop out your...
07-04-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By philbob57

Don't forget that smugglers (i.e., the political...

Don't forget that smugglers (i.e., the political leadership of RI) declared RI's independence from England on May 4, 1776. Besides smuggling goods, one branch of the family from Bristol were major...
07-03-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations. As for the guys who ride...

Congratulations. As for the guys who ride farther, let me say 67 miles sounds like a great accomplishment. My goal is to ride my age + 1 in kilometers.:)
07-03-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By philbob57

Great work! Congratulations!

Great work! Congratulations!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,586
Posted By philbob57

Does any computer report temperature correctly?...

Does any computer report temperature correctly? There's heat in the computer itself, and the sun can beat directly on the 'puter. I' like to get the info, too, but I haven't been able to do so on a...
06-30-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24,433
Views: 2,281,267
Posted By philbob57

It's pouring rain outside my window right now,...

It's pouring rain outside my window right now, which is why I got my retired self up and out before 9:30 AM. 21 miles This AM brought me to 400 for the year, so far.
06-30-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,471
Posted By philbob57

141 miles, goal was 140. Now at 401 for 2019. Had...

141 miles, goal was 140. Now at 401 for 2019. Had to forgo riding on 3 days for root canal surgery (lost day of and day after initial visit, lost day of followup drilling and filling) and 8 days for...
06-29-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By philbob57

28"-30" is a very wide range. What is your actual...

28"-30" is a very wide range. What is your actual 'cycling inseam'? See, for example, https://www.veloharmony.com/measuring-cycling-inseam/.
06-29-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,284
Posted By philbob57

Most chamois creams have mineral oil and wax,...

Most chamois creams have mineral oil and wax, which is apparently the same as petroleum jelly. That can clog pores and/or trap bacteria between it and one's skin. I'd recommend trying something like...
06-27-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,151
Posted By philbob57

My Flickstand is, alas, long gone, but my Rhode...

My Flickstand is, alas, long gone, but my Rhode Gear mirror is still on my brake lever.

I was at Brown during its bicentennial. I didn't ride a bike in college, but I was a local kid, and before...
06-26-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,473
Posted By philbob57

For $100, I'd go for a Lezyne Macro, if your...

For $100, I'd go for a Lezyne Macro, if your eyesight is poor, or a Mini, if it's great. In fact, now that I think of it: the Macro - much longer battery life. They're usually available from ebay...
06-24-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,574
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: 109
Views: 8,189
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: 572
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: 100
Views: 6,005
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: 28
Views: 1,901
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: 33
Views: 1,856
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: 170
Views: 11,556
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: 170
Views: 11,556
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: 170
Views: 11,556
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: 540
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: 329
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: 5,589
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: 24,433
Views: 2,281,267
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: 917
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: 1,060
Posted By philbob57

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

Also, an anti-inflammatory before exercise may help.
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