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Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 937
Posted By popeye

I just replaced a broken 520 with a 530 and I...

I just replaced a broken 520 with a 530 and I hate the lack of touch.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By popeye

And the height of the derailer above the ring.

And the height of the derailer above the ring.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Posted By popeye

I have a thread somewhere here where that...

I have a thread somewhere here where that happened to my wife. I wrapped it with dacron cord and coated with epoxy for one more ride until the new arm came.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By popeye

If nothing else you can track calories...

If nothing else you can track calories acturately. As an older rider I find it an invaluable tool to track fitness over a number of years. Often I will get home and say "that was a !@#$ ride" only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 809
Posted By popeye

You have to be careful with a front brake on a...

You have to be careful with a front brake on a true track bike. That short wheelbase will toss you over the bars in an instant if you hard brake and my bike does not even have a rear brake boss. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,200
Posted By popeye

He was one of the good guys.

He was one of the good guys.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By popeye

I run bar end but stem mount is much easier if...

I run bar end but stem mount is much easier if you have to trouble shoot.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,120
Posted By popeye

So do I! Are we sharing the same GF?

So do I! Are we sharing the same GF?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,291
Posted By popeye

28C 110 lbs? What do you weight? It is the supple...

28C 110 lbs? What do you weight? It is the supple sidewalls that make these great riding tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By popeye

Amazon has 20 for $30. Ebay 30 for $26. I have...

Amazon has 20 for $30. Ebay 30 for $26. I have been happy with Ebay.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By popeye

Many folks cut down the handle of the bead jack...

Many folks cut down the handle of the bead jack to fit the saddle bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 770
Posted By popeye

I was born pre-dacron and so was my boat but they...

I was born pre-dacron and so was my boat but they are still commonly available and used.

SERVING MALLETS (http://www.vansteen.com/vansteen-marine-supply/rigging/serving-mallets)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 770
Posted By popeye

Did you use a serving mallet?

Did you use a serving mallet?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By popeye

Run a piece of cotton aground the inside of the...

Run a piece of cotton aground the inside of the tire looking for it to catch on something. Try it again with the tire inside out. A small piece of wire or glass and be hard to find. Listen to WhyFi.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,021
Posted By popeye

Wind. It is the largest single variable and a...

Wind. It is the largest single variable and a 2mph diff will change everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,350
Posted By popeye

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By popeye

I admit to being an angry AH but I try to make up...

I admit to being an angry AH but I try to make up for it by acknowledging courteous drivers and peds whenever possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,662
Posted By popeye

I have no faith in getting anything right back...

I have no faith in getting anything right back from a shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By popeye

Tilt becomes critical when getting low. You...

Tilt becomes critical when getting low. You probably need to drop the nose just a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By popeye

Give it time you will.

Give it time you will.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,958
Posted By popeye

In April 2020, a set of screenshots supposedly...

In April 2020, a set of screenshots supposedly showing comments from a “John McDaniels,” in which he called COVID-19 a “political ploy” and social-distancing measures “bull****,” started to circulate...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,958
Posted By popeye

The moral of the story is if they are not family...

The moral of the story is if they are not family don't draft.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,090
Posted By popeye

Well get ready for the next big thing (full...

Well get ready for the next big thing (full suspension road bikes). $$$
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By popeye

Dito.

Dito.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By popeye

Boyd Altamonts.

Boyd Altamonts.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,229
Posted By popeye

It looks to me like it was damaged and that is...

It looks to me like it was damaged and that is the result of a botched touch up. I would ride it if I had to but
if I had the option to return it I would especially with the other stuff going on. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,470
Posted By popeye

Mavic is in trouble. ...

Mavic is in trouble.
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/product-news/mavic-placed-in-receivership-455575
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By popeye

We have Ultegra and DA DI2 and they are now...

We have Ultegra and DA DI2 and they are now functionally the same. At one time the U did not have the top hood buttons.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By popeye

Get some "Black Prince" pads. They both stop and...

Get some "Black Prince" pads. They both stop and last.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By popeye

Not 60's

https://cyclingtips.com/2020/05/campagnolo-bora-wto-60-db-wheels-price-weight-details/

I don't care for the lacing either.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,398
Posted By popeye

You forgot longevity, I have Sidi's last over...

You forgot longevity, I have Sidi's last over 10yrs and cheap shoes not lasting a year.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,398
Posted By popeye

If you find yourself beyond the point of no...

If you find yourself beyond the point of no return drop your body down on that side as close to the ground as possible next to the bike and roll. Don't put out your hand to stop your fall. This is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By popeye

Divide the length of the shorter crank by the...

Divide the length of the shorter crank by the longer and that is the percentage. Read my post again I said gear inches equal, what do you do when you are already in granny? If you are power...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By popeye

Power is torque x rpm. Gear inches being equal if...

Power is torque x rpm. Gear inches being equal if your climbing in your lowest gear a shorter crank is going to suck if you are riding at the limit of your ability. Its just math.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By popeye

Show your math

Show your math
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By popeye

Be careful what you wish for. Those shorter...

Be careful what you wish for. Those shorter cranks are going to make climbing harder.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By popeye

I have drilled a CF frame for Di2, no big deal....

I have drilled a CF frame for Di2, no big deal. Get the routing kit it will make life easier.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,772
Posted By popeye

WARNING, there is a ton of speedplay cleat...

WARNING, there is a ton of speedplay cleat knockoffs on Ebay and others. They broke the bodies on my X1 pedals. They seemed to fit really nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By popeye

I don't carry mine but many who do cut down the...

I don't carry mine but many who do cut down the handle to carry on the bike. A new tire in the dryer for a few makes it much easier to mount. No dryer? put the tire in a black trash bag and set in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,057
Posted By popeye

Looks to me like he was at the limit of braking...

Looks to me like he was at the limit of braking with the rear just off the ground and weight aft.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,057
Posted By popeye

Help me here. You can't skid the front tire in a...

Help me here. You can't skid the front tire in a straight line on dry pavement on any width tire. At max the rear will be just off the ground or close so how is a fat tire helping here other than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,732
Posted By popeye

Endurance cadence.

Endurance cadence.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,398
Posted By popeye

I bet his wrist and collar bone regret that fall....

I bet his wrist and collar bone regret that fall. Sorry OT but that jumped out at me.as what not to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By popeye

I replaced with same as I had no idea there was a...

I replaced with same as I had no idea there was a problem. She alerted me to it after she saw it on Bike Radar and then I found all the others with Google.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By popeye

That's only on rare peaks but she racks up the...

That's only on rare peaks but she racks up the miles. I bent and banged the crank into shape and wrapped it with cord and coated it with epoxy and got 2 more rides out of it until the replacement...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By popeye

Only the Shadow knows.

Only the Shadow knows.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By popeye

Fair enough but I can't help but remain gun shy....

Fair enough but I can't help but remain gun shy. It was not power induced in her case it was cycles, 200-250 mi/wk over a year and a half. The glue that holds the two halves together was totally...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By popeye

Noodle take a little walk over to the ebay...

Noodle take a little walk over to the ebay wildside and note how MANY left side only Ultegra cranks are available. Why do you think that is?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By popeye

You're telling me what I should do? I will...

You're telling me what I should do? I will continue to watch mine closely as they show cracks before failing. Try
telling that to the guy who was injured.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By popeye

It's not hyperbole when it happens to you or...

It's not hyperbole when it happens to you or rather my 68 yo wife who barely makes 400 watts on a good day. I'm on
DA and waiting.
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