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07-11-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By philbob57

Wait! You're riding in Thailand? In the Summer?...

Wait! You're riding in Thailand? In the Summer? Up hills? You don't drown?:)
07-11-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By philbob57

Starkmojo - I think you made some good decisions...

Starkmojo - I think you made some good decisions for yourself. I've never seen a Kona IRL - looks verygood. BTW, I recognized the Gevenalle shifters, but what handlebars did you get?

Tallbikeman -...
07-11-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By philbob57

Almond butter sandwich on good bread for me. I...

Almond butter sandwich on good bread for me. I used to not carry anything with me. Instead, I'd stop at a bakery I pass and buy one of their scrumptious chocolate creations. Can't do that now, since...
07-11-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By philbob57

I've been using HAs for 10 years. I remember...

I've been using HAs for 10 years. I remember exactly the same response. Hearing loss is usually so gradual that HAs are real revelations.

You may find that you don't need much in the way of...
07-11-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By philbob57

Interesting ... I've been on CCBs for over a...

Interesting ... I've been on CCBs for over a decade.

I used to hate heat because I used to sweat rivers even sitting on my ass. (Take that, censorship software.) It's normal to sweat less as one...
07-11-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 366,664
Posted By philbob57

Please tell us your age. 76 1. What type of...

Please tell us your age. 76

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

I have one bike: 1973 MKM frame. I built the wheels - Campy NR hubs, Spaim spokes, Sun CR18 rims. Cyclotouriste crank....
07-11-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By philbob57

Just a note in case someone else is curious. I...

Just a note in case someone else is curious. I had a 2-chamber pacemaker implanted yesterday. The limitation I was given was not to raise my arm over my head, but I've gotten different directions ...
07-11-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By philbob57

Is that 30.5" from your pubic bone to the floor?...

Is that 30.5" from your pubic bone to the floor? That seems pretty short for someone 5' 9" tall. I'm less than 5' 7" and my biking inseam is 30.5", and my legs are relatively short for my height..
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07-11-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By philbob57

I had a lot of pain and numbness when I rode with...

I had a lot of pain and numbness when I rode with 'moderate' CTS. I have none after the CTS release, as long as I keep my wrists in a relatively neutral position. I recommend seeking the counsel of a...
07-11-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By philbob57

If you put too much weight on your hands when...

If you put too much weight on your hands when riding, how strong is your core?

I came back to riding 7 years ago with a weak core, and I've worked my way all the way up to up to less weak. I can...
07-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations. My Tickr Fit is now experiencing...

Congratulations. My Tickr Fit is now experiencing dropouts on the road. The light just stops flashing for a while and then starts up again. I hope I get through this year with it.
07-08-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By philbob57

These are rat traps:...

These are rat traps: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/7b/63/1c/7b631c3afdadcb0e3e0d8417974c25e6.jpg

These are quills:...
07-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By philbob57

Elbow pain often comes from keeping your arms...

Elbow pain often comes from keeping your arms straight. If that's what you're doing, try out keeping your elbows bent. Too much weight on your hands could also cause elbow pain. That usually comes...
06-30-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By philbob57

Thanks. I appreciate the info.

Thanks. I appreciate the info.
06-30-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,132
Posted By philbob57

Finished June at 259 miles, 522 for 2020. Biggest...

Finished June at 259 miles, 522 for 2020. Biggest June since 1991. It looks like medical issues will interfere with July rides, but if some procedures get delayed, goal is 325, with at least one 35...
06-29-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By philbob57

If you measured correctly, they are abnormally...

If you measured correctly, they are abnormally wide. But if you measured correctly, they're what you got.
06-29-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By philbob57

The only side effect I noticed was itching. ...

The only side effect I noticed was itching.

Lightheadedness and dizziness could be due to slow HR.
06-29-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By philbob57

Recovering from pacemaker insertion?

My doc has convinced me I could use a pacemaker, since 2 week heart monitorig showed both too high and too low heart rates and because I get dizzy at least once a day, even though I'm usually well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By philbob57

I recommend looking into the Selle SMP,...

I recommend looking into the Selle SMP, especially the TRK if you like padding. It's the best I've found for preventing perineal numbness, though I found the SMO before I got to Selle Italia's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,180
Posted By philbob57

Rode all over the East side of Providence as a...

Rode all over the East side of Providence as a kid. I have memories of riding up College Hill, for folks who know the area. My Raleigh 3-speed was stolen when i was 15, so I stopped riding inthe...
06-27-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By philbob57

You say you have neck pain; the report says no....

You say you have neck pain; the report says no. Not measuring shoulder width seems questionable. I don't get why a 72.8 degree STA is a problem. Maybe you weren't receptive, but I don't think they...
06-27-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By philbob57

Neat. Wish I could do that.

Neat. Wish I could do that.
06-27-20, 03:46 PM
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Posted By philbob57

Happy birthday! I hope you recover quickly.

Happy birthday! I hope you recover quickly.
06-27-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,458
Posted By philbob57

Body Glide, Gold Bond Anti-friction, Unpetroleum...

Body Glide, Gold Bond Anti-friction, Unpetroleum jelly. I've read that petroleum jelly can clog pores, and on place I don't want clogged pores is my groin.
06-26-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By philbob57

I expect you'll be more comfortable if you bend...

I expect you'll be more comfortable if you bend your elbows. I wonder if shock through your arms effects your back.

How much weight is on your hands when you ride? If it's much more than a touch,...
06-26-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,445
Posted By philbob57

Steel may be heavier than aluminum and CF, but...

Steel may be heavier than aluminum and CF, but most riders I see would be better of taking 5 lbs off their bodies than 5 lbs off their bikes. That's not meant as criticism of my fellow riders. It is...
06-25-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,132
Posted By philbob57

My goals for June were 225 miles with at least...

My goals for June were 225 miles with at least one 35 mile ride. I've ridden 236 miles, most miles in June since 1991, when I was 47. My longest ride so far is 29 miles.

What I didn't realize was...
06-23-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25,357
Views: 2,474,213
Posted By philbob57

20 miles today, Chicago North Shore, so the usual...

20 miles today, Chicago North Shore, so the usual 18" of elevation gain. I scored a silver-colored water bottle cage at Green Bay Cycles in Winnetka, so I'll be able to carry 2 water bottles easily....
06-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25,357
Views: 2,474,213
Posted By philbob57

6/17 - 22 miles, sunny and windy, warm, I've...

6/17 - 22 miles, sunny and windy, warm, I've taken to stopping every 5-10 miles, and I'm really enjoying sitting in the sun. Sometimes it's hard to get back on the bike again.
6/19 - 26 miles, sunny...
06-20-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By philbob57

I assume that's what the current owner says. Can...

I assume that's what the current owner says. Can you actually see and ride the bike or do you have to buy from the photos? Do you know enough to evaluate the claims? Would you recognize a problem if...
06-20-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By philbob57

From...

From https://www.poseidonbike.com/collections/road-bikes/products/poseidon-triton-gold-dust

They don't say 'unopened box' but what else does 'unopened' mean?
06-19-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By philbob57

It looks like buying a pig in a poke - returns...

It looks like buying a pig in a poke - returns must be in the unopened box. I think you can get lower prices and better service from bikesdirect.com and better bikes at lower prices from Craigslist....
06-18-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By philbob57

Nominal width for a 5-speed hub is 120 mm, for 6...

Nominal width for a 5-speed hub is 120 mm, for 6 and 7 speed, it's 125 mm. Suntour made an 'Ultra-6' freewheel - 6 speeds that fit within 121 mm dropouts. I'd stick to a 5 speed or Ultra-6 freewheel.
06-15-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25,357
Views: 2,474,213
Posted By philbob57

26+ miles, sunny, mid-60s and E wind off the...

26+ miles, sunny, mid-60s and E wind off the Lake, so I felt chilly. Averaged over 12 mph, which is very good for me. Great ride ... I'd just like a little bit more warmth - not my favorite...
06-13-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By philbob57

I used to be 5' 7", 31" cycling inseam, and a 50...

I used to be 5' 7", 31" cycling inseam, and a 50 CM Gitane was too small; I never measured the TT. A 54 CM was just right for me, and you have longer legs than I do.

I recommend seeing if you can...
06-11-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25,357
Views: 2,474,213
Posted By philbob57

22.98 miles! My goal was 23' My 'puter said 23....

22.98 miles! My goal was 23' My 'puter said 23. Strava corrected it, and for the 2nd time this year, it took a few 100ths off my mileage. :-) Sunny, windy, but I had the wind at my back allmost all...
06-08-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25,357
Views: 2,474,213
Posted By philbob57

That's a drag. Kids can be dangerous to a biker's...

That's a drag. Kids can be dangerous to a biker's health. And to a bike's.

22+ miles, sunny, mid-70s temp, windy. Nice ride. Lots of sun predicted for next 9 days, but lots of wind, too.
06-08-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By philbob57

I'm thinkin' on that. I hate to throw away...

I'm thinkin' on that. I hate to throw away something with useful life left in it, and I've already spent a lot on biking this year. Besides, I'm 75, retired....
06-08-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,082
Posted By philbob57

If the agreement requires adhering to MSRP prices...

If the agreement requires adhering to MSRP prices in advertising, I would think they'd afoul of federal law in the US pretty quick. Mail order record sellers in NYC beat the MSRP on LPs in the 1950s,...
06-07-20, 05:37 PM
06-07-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By philbob57

Lezyne Macro Easy? ...

Lezyne Macro Easy? https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/gps-devices-computers/products/macro-easy-gps.
06-06-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25,357
Views: 2,474,213
Posted By philbob57

25 miles today, longest ride of the year. I was a...

25 miles today, longest ride of the year. I was a little cold, but I was strong all the way. Wind against me going North, with me coming home.

On almost every other ride this year, my heart rate...
06-06-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By philbob57

Erraticism - recommend speed and cadence sensors with low-priced GPS units

I attached my Wahoo Blue SC combo speed/cadence sensor with the rubber thing they included in the package almost 2 years ago. It no longer holds the sensor in space. The magnet they send with it...
06-06-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By philbob57

Nice prices on the bags. I like red, too ... just...

Nice prices on the bags. I like red, too ... just not on my celeste-like bike. GLWTS.
06-06-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By philbob57

4 syllables: Kool-Stop Tire Jack. I used to...

4 syllables: Kool-Stop Tire Jack.

I used to ride on Vittoria Randonneurs. Ruined 3 tubes trying to install the damned things. Took them in to a bike shop which does a free install with a new tube...
06-06-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By philbob57

I've been using a woman's Rally MIPS for a month....

I've been using a woman's Rally MIPS for a month. It's heavier than many helmets, but I don;t sweat any more in it than I did in my old lighter Bell. I got a hell of a deal because my head is 61 CM...
06-06-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,531
Posted By philbob57

Loaded question. It may evoke lots of ideological...

Loaded question. It may evoke lots of ideological responses. This response may be ideological, too.

Why not a steel Italian bike? My own frame is Reynolds 531 from 1973, and it has lots of miles...
06-04-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 809
Posted By philbob57

Nowhere near as classy as the TA water bottle...

Nowhere near as classy as the TA water bottle cage, but less obtrusive and a lot more clever than most supplementary mounts is: https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/accessories/332-cagemount.
06-03-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,314
Posted By philbob57

It's not any part of the bike that is a problem -...

It's not any part of the bike that is a problem - it's gradual loss of flexibility. Even leaning my bike over, which I do more than ever, at 75 my leg just won't reliably swing high enough to clear...
06-02-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25,357
Views: 2,474,213
Posted By philbob57

18 miles. 95 degrees. Sunday it was 60-65 during...

18 miles. 95 degrees. Sunday it was 60-65 during my ride....
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