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09-17-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By philbob57

As for a recommendation, the OP asked for a...

As for a recommendation, the OP asked for a 'value' wheel, which indicates a limited budget. That, in turn, indicates a probable unwillingness to replace a rear wheel that is functioning well. A...
09-11-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,655
Posted By philbob57

It may be that you'd be better off taking the...

It may be that you'd be better off taking the energy you'd put into building a bike and putting it into more riding. The more you climb these hills, the lower your HR and respiration will be at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By philbob57

Was it Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance...

Was it Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance that talked about the tennis teacher who had students aim out of the court, saying, finally, something like, 'Now you know how to aim the tennis ball,...
08-29-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,431
Posted By philbob57

8/5 - 10 8/7 - 15 8/9 - 16 8/11 - 21 8/13...

8/5 - 10
8/7 - 15
8/9 - 16
8/11 - 21
8/13 - 19
8/16 - 25
8/18 - 7 (with son and 10 year old grandson)
8/19 - 16 (with son)
8/21 - 16 (with son, ride cut short by crash )
8/25 - 15 (with son)
08-29-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By philbob57

What do you mean by 'chemically'? I just finished...

What do you mean by 'chemically'? I just finished Christophe Bassons' book, so I suspect doping.

I agree that they are amazing athletes, dope or no dope. I'd prefer no dope, and I wish I could be...
07-31-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 9,912
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations to everyone who made their goals!...

Congratulations to everyone who made their goals! I hope you felt your miles were all worth while - I'd say 'enjoyable', but Summer temps and headwinds can take some of the joy out of riding....
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07-29-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By philbob57

What's causing the pain? 'Metatarsal pain' isn't...

What's causing the pain? 'Metatarsal pain' isn't descriptive enough.

If it's pressure of foot on pedal, you need more surface area than SPD cleats provide. That means flat pedals like the Ergons...
07-11-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
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...
07-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
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, 03:34 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,011
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...
06-26-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,093
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: 8,011
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...
06-20-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
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...
06-08-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
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,...
06-03-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,894
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...
06-01-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By philbob57

IDK ... I would read that to mean your bike is...

IDK ... I would read that to mean your bike is likely not to be early to mid '70s. It was later that braze-ons became common. Those (early-mid-'70s) were bike boom years, when factories needed to get...
06-01-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,804
Posted By philbob57

Yikes! Last night I noticed a sharp border...

Yikes! Last night I noticed a sharp border between helmeted and non-helmeted parts of my head, tanned face and half of forehead, untanned top of head.
06-01-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,015
Posted By philbob57

182 miles, 4 short of last year and 43 short of...

182 miles, 4 short of last year and 43 short of my goal. It was just too damned cold for me last month. Longest ride was 22 miles, short of my 30 mile goal. Fewer rides, though, for almost the same...
05-31-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By philbob57

Thanks. That just confirms my mistake. ...

Thanks. That just confirms my mistake.

Overnight I remembered I had an Italian adjustable cup in a box. It's clearly wider than the cup I have. Refund offered, Italian cup listing cancelled.
...
05-24-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,868
Posted By philbob57

There are a lot of situations in which a cable...

There are a lot of situations in which a cable lock is all that's needed - suburbs, especially higher end suburbs. On group rides, a cable lock can lock multiple bikes at once for, say, a lunch stop....
05-18-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By philbob57

Sit bones width is a fetish at worst. At best,...

Sit bones width is a fetish at worst. At best, it's only one of many parameters involved in 'saddle' comfort. Your weight loss changed the amount of fat at your seat; that changed the shape of the...
05-13-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,912
Posted By philbob57

I replaced Rigida 1320s from the '80s with CR18s,...

I replaced Rigida 1320s from the '80s with CR18s, and I was initially disappointed with the looks. You might be hapier if you stretch your budget to something like the H Plus Son TB14. OTOH, I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By philbob57

If you decide not to do it yourself, Bob Jackson...

If you decide not to do it yourself, Bob Jackson in Leeds might, and their price is very reasonable.
05-10-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By philbob57

Sorry - nothing ominous. I used to ride with the...

Sorry - nothing ominous. I used to ride with the lock bungeed to my rear rack. I took the rack off and hung the cable lock from the seat rails via a velcro strap. I didn't notice when the lock fell...
04-30-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,638
Posted By philbob57

April goal - 100 miles. Actual - 119 km. Short by...

April goal - 100 miles. Actual - 119 km. Short by 41 km. Weather was the problem for me - too cold, too windy.

May goal 225 miles (39 more than last year), with at least one ride of 30 miles.
04-30-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,838
Posted By philbob57

My wife made us masks. I can walk with the mask...

My wife made us masks. I can walk with the mask on, but I'd get short of breath quickly on a bike. I'll carry a mask with me in case I seek or offer help.
04-25-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By philbob57

I don't think merino wool is needed, because...

I don't think merino wool is needed, because usually riders use a pad of some sort. My old blackbottoms weren't anywhere near as smooth as merino wool. The chamois provided comfort.

Kucharik still...
04-22-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,555
Posted By philbob57

I think 'thought process' may be the wrong term,...

I think 'thought process' may be the wrong term, though there are probably exceptions:).
04-19-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25,504
Views: 2,522,798
Posted By philbob57

16 miles today. It was uphill against a 10 MPH...

16 miles today. It was uphill against a 10 MPH wind going North - but downhill with the wind at my back going home. Nice! That was about 131' of climbing over 8 miles.:) HRM said I stayed between 125...
04-15-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,504
Posted By philbob57

Can you say more about that, because it's crucial...

Can you say more about that, because it's crucial to your choice. Your bike may fit, or it may not.

When I come to a stop at, say, a red light, I usually like to stop by a curb, because I like to...
04-09-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,792
Posted By philbob57

Jamis makes a number of steel bikes, some of...

Jamis makes a number of steel bikes, some of which roll out an LBS's door as complete bikes for less than $1,000.
04-08-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,514
Posted By philbob57

My memory says that in the '80s, there was a...

My memory says that in the '80s, there was a Bicycling article stating that the cadence was ... I'm excising this comment, because john m flores remembers the article accurately, and there's no point...
04-08-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By philbob57

The part that causes me the most trouble is...

The part that causes me the most trouble is remounting the tire. Maybe my hands are weaker than most because I'm lazy; maybe it's the arthritis. I've never been able to remount a tire without...
04-07-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By philbob57

I played my best ball with an Al Kaline...

I played my best ball with an Al Kaline autographed glove. AK was the only American Leaguer I liked. It was Dodgers all the way for me, until they moved.
04-06-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By philbob57

I've read that petroleum jelly can clog...

I've read that petroleum jelly can clog pores.Something like Body Glide or Gold Bond Friction Defense reduce friction without petroleum jelly or mineral oil.

The best way to avoid butt pain is to...
03-27-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By philbob57

Why Wheelmaster wheels? They don't look like an...

Why Wheelmaster wheels? They don't look like an upgrade to me. Do you need new wheels? If so, are your current hubs in good shape?

Have you considered building your own wheels? If you haven't done...
03-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 28,960
Posted By philbob57

My son, an LP buyer, was born in 1972. Anybody...

My son, an LP buyer, was born in 1972. Anybody born in the '70s could have a kid with disposable income, and some of those are LP buyers. BTW, my son was not even a twinkle in my eye during the '60s....
03-25-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 28,960
Posted By philbob57

A lot of LP buyers weren't even twinkles in their...

A lot of LP buyers weren't even twinkles in their parents' eyes in the '60s. A lot of the buyers' parents weren't even a live in the '60s. Hardly re-enactors.

LPs are making money. Not as much as...
03-14-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,994
Posted By philbob57

I go faster than the slowest group my club has...

I go faster than the slowest group my club has rides for, and I go farther between stops. I'm too slow for the next faster group. Even if I start with a group, I end up riding solo.
03-14-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By philbob57

I just went through the learning process. This is...

I just went through the learning process. This is an outer Criterium ring with a 152 mm BCD and 43 tooth smallest inner chainring. It attaches directly to the crank. I believe there are adapters that...
03-14-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By philbob57

That means either you either sat on it wrong or,...

That means either you either sat on it wrong or, much more likely IMO, the saddle just doesn't fit you.

Per the Selle SMP patent application, genitalia need to be positioned in front of the...
03-12-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By philbob57

Have you seen an MD? Bleeding after 7 years would...

Have you seen an MD? Bleeding after 7 years would concern me.
03-12-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,430
Posted By philbob57

Ignorance gone to seed. For an interesting read...

Ignorance gone to seed. For an interesting read on what was done wrong during a pandemic, read The Great Influenza by John Barry.
03-09-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,823
Posted By philbob57

Thanks, Canklecat. Young people do have a harder...

Thanks, Canklecat. Young people do have a harder time now than 30 years ago.
03-03-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By philbob57

'Cyclotouriste' is listed as both masculine and...

'Cyclotouriste' is listed as both masculine and feminine in 2 French-English online dictionaries. Go figure. If only we brought back classical Latin, which follows rules so much more closely than...
03-02-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By philbob57

I wish I had known this earlier - TA Cyclotouriste

I think this may be old news to cognoscenti, but it might help a person who's new to the TA Cyclotouriste world. I'm bot a longtime TA Cyclotouriste user and a newbie. I put a new Cyclotouriste on my...
02-26-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 313,710
Posted By philbob57

Ohboyohboyohboy! I'm taking my frame to a powder...

Ohboyohboyohboy! I'm taking my frame to a powder coater tomorrow, so I've wrenched every part off. Can't afford wet paint, but I'm intrigued by the probable extra durability of PC.
02-01-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,450
Posted By philbob57

When the battery isn't user-replaceable, I'd go...

When the battery isn't user-replaceable, I'd go for a new unit, if only to get the maximum battery life.
01-12-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By philbob57

If your problem stems fromm putting too much...

If your problem stems fromm putting too much weight on your hands/wrists/elbows/shoulders, the cure might be more core strength to enable you to hold yourself up more effectively.

But that 'just...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By philbob57

Andy at Get A Grip in Chicago helped me with a...

Andy at Get A Grip in Chicago helped me with a knee problem for $50, basically 45 minutes or an hour. He also does full fits for more. I might also give Ron Boi a call at RRB Cycles in Kenilworth.
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