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09-17-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 546
Posted By delbiker1

I am a fan of Lemond as a rider and a fan of his...

I am a fan of Lemond as a rider and a fan of his steel/ti bikes. Whatever happened in his business world, or feuds with whomever, I am not concerned with. He was a great racer and had a lot to do...
09-16-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,466
Posted By delbiker1

I understand the displeasure because of the...

I understand the displeasure because of the shipping issue. Not so sure that it is PBK's fault. I order things from PBK, CRC and sometimes from China or Taiwan, but not things I am going to need...
09-16-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By delbiker1

I would not consider the posts as being negative....

I would not consider the posts as being negative. Nothing wrong with buying a low cost bike, or "upgrading" if that is how you wish to spend your money. In the end, it is almost always less expensive...
09-12-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,546
Posted By delbiker1

Many people just do not understand the reasoning...

Many people just do not understand the reasoning of riding with traffic. They feel safer being able to see the oncoming vehicles. They do not get the dangers this behavior imposes on them and others....
09-12-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 844
Posted By delbiker1

Weighing a bike, by whatever means, will almost...

Weighing a bike, by whatever means, will almost never match specs from a manufacturer/builder. Manufacturers weigh the bikes in a way that is going to give the lowest number they can get. Marketing...
09-10-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,006
Posted By delbiker1

I use Goo Gone that I spray on a cloth and then...

I use Goo Gone that I spray on a cloth and then wipe the bike down with that. I have also used it with a well used, green Scotch-brite pad, very light touch, and it works well. I just did this to a...
09-10-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,655
Posted By delbiker1

Regarding above post, he is correct in his view,...

Regarding above post, he is correct in his view, in that it is just that, his view. Building a bike can be, and is for me, very rewarding when it is done. Acquiring needed tools, while not a huge...
09-10-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By delbiker1

Increasing the blood flow increases the oxygen...

Increasing the blood flow increases the oxygen and nutrients being delivered by the blood. Also, I believe, it quickens the removal of toxins from the body. IMO, it only makes sense that would help...
09-09-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By delbiker1

Made a trade

Saturday I made an even up trade with a member of another forum, his 2002 Poprad for my 2003. Mine was too big for me at 55cm, and his was too small for him at 52cm. I took all the ugraded components...
09-04-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By delbiker1

Looks like something with the rim from the...

Looks like something with the rim from the location of the hole.
09-03-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By delbiker1

New tires/tubes, Wow!

Yesterday evening I did some work on my Airborne Zeppelin titanium road bike. I cleaned, lubed and polished everything. I switched out the crankset from Shimano 6400 to a Dura Ace 7700 with Vuelta...
09-02-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By delbiker1

YTD on track

I got in an easy paced 32 miles this morning. That puts me at 5112 miles for 2020. I set what I call a "soft goal" of 7000 miles for this year. My peak mileage year was 2017 with 6000 miles. I do not...
08-13-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,073
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, if you are going to be riding pavement a...

IMO, if you are going to be riding pavement a fair amount on this bike, go for the 2x.
08-13-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 828
Posted By delbiker1

I have been using latex tubes on a couple of...

I have been using latex tubes on a couple of bikes for the past couple of months. I had numerous flats the first couple of weeks, but the roads were litter strewn with glass, nails/screws,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By delbiker1

Try reducing the tension to see if that gets you...

Try reducing the tension to see if that gets you clipped in more solidly. I like to use the least tension I can without inadvertently coming unclipped.
07-26-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By delbiker1

Sure, they can be touched up. With matte, it...

Sure, they can be touched up. With matte, it might/probably will not be so obvious. I have used Testor's model paint and/or fingernail polish. There are different shades available. Chips and...
Forum: Introductions
07-22-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By delbiker1

Glad to have you onboard. There is a wealth of...

Glad to have you onboard. There is a wealth of knowledge and the opportunity to see a lot of incredible bicycles.
07-22-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By delbiker1

Definitely an issue in this time of Covid crisis....

Definitely an issue in this time of Covid crisis. I have been waiting on a new cassette for a while and do not know when it is actually going to be available. Fortunately, I do not need it right now....
07-22-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By delbiker1

It is a GT mountain bike but I do not know what...

It is a GT mountain bike but I do not know what model. It is certainly carrying a lot of weight. I have give to credit to the gentleman for getting out there and doing the pedaling. Whatever his...
07-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By delbiker1

90 at 9

I just got back from my morning ride. Sitting here drinking a yogurt/fruit smoothie. 90 degrees at 9am, forecast for high 90's this afternoon. Of course, also high humidity. Got in 26 miles and I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By delbiker1

Look up the one year mileage record a woman in...

Look up the one year mileage record a woman in Florida did a couple of years ago. 85,000 miles, all on the same approx. 7 mile loop. 232 miles a day avg, 33.5 laps per day, though she said she took...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By delbiker1

If at all possible, I try not to cover the same...

If at all possible, I try not to cover the same territory on a longer ride. Depending on the direction I start out with, I can do that most of the time. If I need to go back over the same section/s,...
07-13-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3,237
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Views: 459,485
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks much for the info.

Thanks much for the info.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,778
Posted By delbiker1

Keep your bike in great operating condition, be...

Keep your bike in great operating condition, be visible, keep your focus and trust nobody.
07-12-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By delbiker1

It's like new

Today I finally took the plunge and did some modernizing on my late 80's Ochsner, I had been considering going to 9 or 10 speed STI drivetrain for quite awhile. I kept deciding against it and stayed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,952
Posted By delbiker1

I cut back on the mileage and a bit on intensity....

I cut back on the mileage and a bit on intensity. I had a bout of IBS and I have issues with heat stress. I do not take many days completely off, but a couple of days a week I do a slow, casual ride...
Forum: For Sale
07-03-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By delbiker1

The company sent you the wrong product, or you...

The company sent you the wrong product, or you ordered the wrong product? If they sent you the wrong product, I would be fighting that shipping charge.
06-29-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3,153
Views: 277,107
Posted By delbiker1

8 speed DT levers

USAZorro, I have a set of 8 speed, 105 DT shift levers. Right lever has index or friction modes. Very good shape with some minor surface scratching. I bought them from BF member Doc, but never used...
06-26-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 719
Posted By delbiker1

I have a steel Ochsner that I spread from 126 to...

I have a steel Ochsner that I spread from 126 to 130. I am still using the original Shimano 105 6 speed DT shifters, front and rear derailleurs. I have a Shimano HG50 10 speed cassette on the on a...
06-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By delbiker1

I know I have never been a decent mechanic. Quite...

I know I have never been a decent mechanic. Quite the opposite. However, in the winter of 2018/19, I started getting tools together and doing my own bike work. I had done the minor maintenance upkeep...
06-22-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By delbiker1

Just me, but I would never leave my any of bikes...

Just me, but I would never leave my any of bikes sitting outside the car on a bike rack. Weather concerns alone are enough to deter me. I have a station wagon, so with back seats folded down, I can...
06-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By delbiker1

"Hey, Hey, My,MY, Rock and Roll can never...

"Hey, Hey, My,MY, Rock and Roll can never die."
06-17-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,406
Posted By delbiker1

Too broad of a question. If you want to go period...

Too broad of a question. If you want to go period correct, model original correct, the hardest 3 steps, IMO, are: finding the components/parts that are needed, paying for the items plus shipping, and...
06-09-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By delbiker1

Not sure that my vote counts as I am not a fan of...

Not sure that my vote counts as I am not a fan of Brooks saddles. But I vote brown.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By delbiker1

Just a suggestion for the brakes, KoolStop...

Just a suggestion for the brakes, KoolStop Salmon, orange, pads. They work.
06-07-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By delbiker1

You can get a basic, good quality, wireless...

You can get a basic, good quality, wireless computer for $20. Cateye Velo 9 wireless is about $20 even. I have those on 3 different bikes and have had no issues after a few years. Maybe use...
06-05-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,553
Posted By delbiker1

I was not there and do not know the whole story....

I was not there and do not know the whole story. However, that is abuse, assault and endangerment of a child. Whatever took place before, or even after, is in no way a viable alibi for that behavior....
06-04-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks much, it was a lot of work. The frame/fork...

Thanks much, it was a lot of work. The frame/fork and all the components were filthy and a bit tired when I received it. I used chem stripper and a scraper to get the original paint mostly off. I...
06-04-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By delbiker1

This bike ha become my favorite to ride and I...

This bike ha become my favorite to ride and I have been putting a lot of miles on it. I have made a lot of changes since the original build. It now is 10 speed with Dura Ace 7800 crankset 48/38T,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 248,705
Posted By delbiker1

another new Soma

Finished building my Smoothie a couple of days ago. Shimano 7000 groupset.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By delbiker1

I will have to look, but I think I have an extra...

I will have to look, but I think I have an extra left side 4400, 9 speed brifter. Obviously, not a visual match, but a workable option. Right side is always hard to find. I guess they wear out due to...
06-01-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 625,531
Posted By delbiker1

Finished building this yesterday. Still have some...

Finished building this yesterday. Still have some adjustments to make but on a 15 mile first ride the bike performed really well, Fits me real good and is all day comfortable. The 7000 groupset is...
05-14-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By delbiker1

Cateye Velo 9 Wireless. Low $20, easy to set up...

Cateye Velo 9 Wireless. Low $20, easy to set up and use, durable, battery lasts a long time.
05-12-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,871
Posted By delbiker1

If the bike is still functional, fixable, and...

If the bike is still functional, fixable, and worth it 40 years later, must have done something right.
05-11-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,453
Posted By delbiker1

I can honestly say I have never seen a used, or...

I can honestly say I have never seen a used, or unused, CO2 cartridge tossed/left on the side of, or on, a road. I have seen a whole lot of beer cans, broken glass, nails/screws, fast food wrappers,...
05-01-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By delbiker1

Anyone that might be interested in the above 6400...

Anyone that might be interested in the above 6400 groupset, I have a pair of like new Shimano 105,1056, 8 speed DT shifters available for sale.
Forum: Introductions
05-01-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. '64 GTO is one of my all...

Welcome to BikeForums. '64 GTO is one of my all time favorite cars. A true classic!
04-26-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,683
Posted By delbiker1

You have to make the commitment. For some people,...

You have to make the commitment. For some people, keeping track of mileage, and or time, of rides helps to keep the motivation. Having to write it on a calendar,post on spreadsheet, or whatever...
Forum: Introductions
04-25-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By delbiker1

What size are you and do you have any preferences...

What size are you and do you have any preferences for frame/fork material and components? What part of MD. do you reside? I am in south coastal Delaware, west of Bethany Beach, and have a couple of...
04-23-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By delbiker1

There is a lot to be said for the simplicity of...

There is a lot to be said for the simplicity of friction shifters. They sure make it easier to get the shifting tuned in. I think it likely there would be no issue or benefit to using the brake...
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