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Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6,239
Views: 82,021
Posted By Jack Tone

Haven't left the house since mid February. Gone...

Haven't left the house since mid February. Gone to doctor, drive thru pharmacy and mowed lawns. Covid is terrible in Merced, Ca. and now the smoke. Gained at least 10 pounds and lost all fitness. One...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Jack Tone

1x Road Bike in your Future?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgtRdnqABSs

Maybe? Check out the rear hub at 7:10
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6,239
Views: 82,021
Posted By Jack Tone

Checking in; Billy and Mo, feel better soon! ...

Checking in;
Billy and Mo, feel better soon!
Bampilot, wife wanted a popcorn ceiling painted. 13 X 20 room. Took over 5 gallons using a roller on extension. I never want to see paint again. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,271
Posted By Jack Tone

I believe GCN had a video coming out soon that...

I believe GCN had a video coming out soon that tests such a bike. (1x crank with 2 speed internal rear hub?)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6,239
Views: 82,021
Posted By Jack Tone

I bought a Cannondale 3.0 frameset years ago that...

I bought a Cannondale 3.0 frameset years ago that looks identical except the rear dropouts are about an inch behind the seat stays. It was the first year that an aluminum fork was available as an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6,239
Views: 82,021
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm also a hoarder. Now you can buy new frames! ...

I'm also a hoarder. Now you can buy new frames! Kind of like N + 1/2
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,001
Posted By Jack Tone

If anything, shouldn't the front side contact...

If anything, shouldn't the front side contact first? I set mine up so they contact evenly since they will anyway after several miles of use, and newer, more rigid calipers don't flex.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6,239
Views: 82,021
Posted By Jack Tone

I had a mountain bike with the same problem (my...

I had a mountain bike with the same problem (my seat post was too short). Had it welded and it was fine. That crack looks a lot longer than just where the grease is showing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jack Tone

I was expecting a long scarf.

I was expecting a long scarf.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,384
Posted By Jack Tone

I had a bad rhythmic "clunk" that I swore was...

I had a bad rhythmic "clunk" that I swore was from the BB on a Cannondale. Turned out it was a loose headset.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6,239
Views: 82,021
Posted By Jack Tone

I found a glove for you that might help. Carbon...

I found a glove for you that might help. Carbon Fiber protection:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/486x498/carbonfiberglove_cb3091197fd141cbe4307c02852736c625c59176.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6,239
Views: 82,021
Posted By Jack Tone

I've got a lost and found story. In high school,...

I've got a lost and found story. In high school, I borrowed a friend's Austin Healey 3000 and was driving it around at night when the gas pedal disconnected. I pulled over near a freeway overpass and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By Jack Tone

I live in goat head country so I always carry two...

I live in goat head country so I always carry two tubes. Once, on a group ride with maybe 10 riders, we crossed a bridge where someone had dumped a box or two of tacks on the road. We all had several...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,159
Posted By Jack Tone

That's what I do when I don't want people to...

That's what I do when I don't want people to draft me. I wear my jersey that says "Novice".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,473
Posted By Jack Tone

You Don't Need Those Light Weight Wheels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QDnUkUaQfk
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 359,305
Posted By Jack Tone

I just found this. Interesting review: ...

I just found this. Interesting review:

https://the5krunner.com/2020/05/13/garmin-varia-rtl515-rvr315-specs-opinion-review/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19,614
Views: 4,174,206
Posted By Jack Tone

I love a good discount!

I love a good discount!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Jack Tone

I don't know if this applies, but I'm 69, had a...

I don't know if this applies, but I'm 69, had a pacemaker put in about 8 months ago due to too slow heart rate (mid 30's). Then had an ablation to cure atrial flutter. Now I can ride at a pretty good...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,203
Posted By Jack Tone

Reduces pedal force by over two pounds per...

Reduces pedal force by over two pounds per stroke!! I'm sold. Also, made in Poland, independently tested in Poland. Not suspicious at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By Jack Tone

Here's one from Bikes Direct: ...

Here's one from Bikes Direct:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/kids-road-bikes/liberty-race-kids-road-bikes.htm#gsize
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,828
Posted By Jack Tone

According to Trek, the Domane Sl6 weighs 20lbs....

According to Trek, the Domane Sl6 weighs 20lbs. and the Emonda Sl6 weighs 18. That seems like a significant difference to me. Besides, I'm a firm believer in N+1.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,952
Posted By Jack Tone

For what it's worth, I'm 69, have been an athlete...

For what it's worth, I'm 69, have been an athlete all my life. Since high school, football, runner, motocross, bicycle racing, then when I had to support a family, letter carrier walking 15 plus...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,151
Posted By Jack Tone

I don't remember the frame mfg, but I watched a...

I don't remember the frame mfg, but I watched a Hambini video of a mis-aligned threaded bottom bracket causing excess friction. I guess nobody's perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,855
Posted By Jack Tone

Because of asthma and chronic sinus infections,...

Because of asthma and chronic sinus infections, I've been off and on Pred many times for extended periods. Yeah, it Did make me feel great pretty quickly. But as mentioned, I did gain weight, and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 359,305
Posted By Jack Tone

I don't have any tubeless bike tires, but when I...

I don't have any tubeless bike tires, but when I worked in a tire shop, we had a strap that we would cinch along the center line of the tread, and it would force the beads out to the rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 659
Posted By Jack Tone

"Second question is my cadence sensor comes...

"Second question is my cadence sensor comes really close to my shoe (and at times probably touches it). The instructions said to mount it facing outward, but do you think I should mount it facing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 359,305
Posted By Jack Tone

From the Excel Sports R3 ad "The only variation...

From the Excel Sports R3 ad "The only variation is the Cervelo Connect 24x90 bottom bracket for direct BBright fit with the 24mm Hollowtech II spindle of the R8000 crankset."
Is that Cervelo code...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 359,305
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm having second thoughts about buying a carbon...

I'm having second thoughts about buying a carbon bike after clicking on the 2008 Specialize thread. I learned that carbon is not recommended because it breaks after being hit by several busses.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 359,305
Posted By Jack Tone

yeah, the excel orange one! My wife has already...

yeah, the excel orange one! My wife has already given up fighting on that one. Thanks for the enabling :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 359,305
Posted By Jack Tone

Let me run that by my wife....

Let me run that by my wife....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 359,305
Posted By Jack Tone

I know! I like that frame. But is there a...

I know! I like that frame. But is there a custom's charge plus shipping? I've only bought stuff like groupsets or less from UK.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 359,305
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm drooling over Whyfi's and Slowgo's Cervelos,...

I'm drooling over Whyfi's and Slowgo's Cervelos, and now you guys are pushing titanium. I just got this email from Ribble who have a new ti model. Looks very interesting and pretty reasonable!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 226,376
Posted By Jack Tone

That's interesting! My first motocross bike was a...

That's interesting! My first motocross bike was a Maico 400. The kickstarter ratchet behind the clutch constantly got soft and failed. I put in a compression release to ease starting, Then finally...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 226,376
Posted By Jack Tone

Close. It hangs upside down from the garage...

Close. It hangs upside down from the garage ceiling. Bars and pedals are tire storage.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 226,376
Posted By Jack Tone

Just about. When I was racing, a team member and...

Just about. When I was racing, a team member and myself road a century on it. SUPer fun! But, no, she's never been on it. It's been out maybe 4 or 5 times.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 226,376
Posted By Jack Tone

My wife and I haven't left the house for over 3...

My wife and I haven't left the house for over 3 weeks. We've been on each other's nerves now and then, but nothing too extreme yet. Probably because she's never ridden the tandem I bought her 36...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,638
Posted By Jack Tone

Also ^, for those that say you countersteer all...

Also ^, for those that say you countersteer all the way through a turn, it appears that he is doing the opposite. Perhaps you adjust steering to maintain the same lean angle.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By Jack Tone

Possibly Adds 2mph? Partial disc wheel.

Possibly Adds 2mph? Partial disc wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,638
Posted By Jack Tone

Some motorcycle tires used to have a triangular...

Some motorcycle tires used to have a triangular cross section, I don't know of any now. All the bicycle tires I've ever used had a circular cross section. I'm not sure how you think a tire leaned...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,638
Posted By Jack Tone

What a great thread! I want to play, too. The...

What a great thread! I want to play, too. The ONLY way to initiate a turn on a two wheeled vehicle, at slow OR fast speed is to countersteer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 226,376
Posted By Jack Tone

All this talk about waxing your chain makes me...

All this talk about waxing your chain makes me think about doing it. Let's see, I'll need an ultrasonic cleaner, crock pot, two kinds of wax, Teflon, space in the garage to "cook", or.... I could buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 226,376
Posted By Jack Tone

I've got a couple of good high school car...

I've got a couple of good high school car stories. I bought a 3 wheeled Post Office delivery truck at an auction. You have to be a bit old to remember them. One Halloween night we filled it with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,014
Posted By Jack Tone

SO hot! And kudos on your first race!

SO hot! And kudos on your first race!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 226,376
Posted By Jack Tone

How old are the brifters? Lubed them?

How old are the brifters? Lubed them?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 226,376
Posted By Jack Tone

I put a Carvin Strat kit together that turned out...

I put a Carvin Strat kit together that turned out really well, but that was "paint by numbers". What you're doing, man, is ART.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,636
Posted By Jack Tone

If I'm remembering right, it was explained like...

If I'm remembering right, it was explained like this: The cross section of a deep dish wheel has two triangles meeting at the point. The more leverage of the deeper rim puts more flex where the rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,032
Posted By Jack Tone

That's an interesting observation. When I was a...

That's an interesting observation. When I was a kid, (50 to 60 years ago), you couldn't look down the street without seeing kids on bikes. That was our entertainment. Now I hardly ever see a kid on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 226,376
Posted By Jack Tone

Hot!

Hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,032
Posted By Jack Tone

I have at least a dozen road bikes in the garage,...

I have at least a dozen road bikes in the garage, from 30 years old to new super (to me) carbon bikes. Also one $300 mtn. bike. So I'm pretty well committed to road riding. That being said, several...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,636
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm not sure where I read it, but I read that...

I'm not sure where I read it, but I read that deep dish carbon rims are more rigid, but actually make a less rigid wheel. (compared to shallower carbon rims).
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