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09-03-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By LesG

Long story shortened but a vitrectomy in my left...

Long story shortened but a vitrectomy in my left eye hastened the development of a cataract by years... the right eye is several years off. I've decided that I want distance vision and can wear...
Forum: Foo
09-01-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By LesG

Taken in the backyard this summer. ...

Taken in the backyard this summer.

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08-15-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By LesG

I don't know about the one screw adjustable...

I don't know about the one screw adjustable Ritchey stems so I can speak to those. I've got the 4 axis adjustable and it is all aluminum and a quality product. It rivals one piece stems in terms of...
08-14-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By LesG

Not having a Rivet I don't know if their black...

Not having a Rivet I don't know if their black bleeds/rubs off or not although I guess I could contact them about any feedback/experience they might have about that... but I'd rather hear from actual...
08-14-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By LesG

I'm not sure which Ritchey adjustable you're...

I'm not sure which Ritchey adjustable you're asking about. If it's one like this...
08-13-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By LesG

+1 for Zenni. My new pair of titanium frameless...

+1 for Zenni. My new pair of titanium frameless came last week. Lens material is Trivex and are progressives. They were ordered with anti reflective and oleophobic (smudge and fingerprint resistant)...
08-13-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,889
Posted By LesG

I've got two compressors, one a cheapo from...

I've got two compressors, one a cheapo from Harbor Freight, the other a DeWalt:
https://www.harborfreight.com/3-gal-13-hp-100-psi-oil-free-pancake-air-compressor-61615.html
...
08-13-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By LesG

Rivet Saddle Question

Anyone own a Rivet leather saddle, more specifically a black one? The reason I ask is because I'm replacing my Brooks B17 which is almost the most comfortable saddle that I've found, at least for me...
08-13-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By LesG

First, I'm not an opthamologist so my 2 c worth...

First, I'm not an opthamologist so my 2 c worth here is worth even less. Having said that, about 3+ years ago I started seeing floaters with an occasional flash in my left eye. Floaters are pretty...
Forum: Foo
08-10-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,887
Posted By LesG

For us, 36 KWH average per day for July. That's...

For us, 36 KWH average per day for July. That's for a 2000 sq. foot ranch house with electric clothes dryer, electric stove, electric water heater, AC (keep indoor temp at 72 F with most of July...
08-05-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,517
Posted By LesG

I should have mentioned / added no impotence...

I should have mentioned / added no impotence issue on Proscar or any other issues for that matter... I've got hair but thinner than long ago, however that's one side effect of proscar I wouldn't mind...
08-05-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,517
Posted By LesG

Proscar is something not mentioned for benign...

Proscar is something not mentioned for benign prostate enlargement. 10 years ago or so there was some controversy about it in the medical community about taking it and prostate cancer. The problem,...
07-30-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By LesG

Yep, sometimes "about" works as in it's "about" 3...

Yep, sometimes "about" works as in it's "about" 3 inches in diameter. Other times "about" isn't close enough and more precise is needed. 2 i, for that chainring there's no excuse for describing it as...
07-30-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By LesG

The ones I wrote about, the caps are not...

The ones I wrote about, the caps are not insulated but things stay cold for 3 or 4 hours and cool a few hours longer. With the Hydro Flask caps, you can open/close them one handed with the flick of...
07-30-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2,950
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 389,345
Posted By LesG

Dave, glad you wrote that. We are about the same...

Dave, glad you wrote that. We are about the same age. I was also born in 1949. I had arthroscopic on my right knee about 30 years ago. Basically I've got about 1/3 of the cartilage left in that knee....
07-30-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,950
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 389,345
Posted By LesG

You will get better and more confident. Our...

You will get better and more confident. Our stories are a bit similar. I turned 70 this past April. After 20 something years, I bought a bike last summer (end of June, early July). Around here, it's...
07-30-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By LesG

I have both the Takeya and the Hydro Flask...

I have both the Takeya and the Hydro Flask pictured below... with each pictured both off and on the bike. Both are quality bottles. Oddly, but a nice bonus, the lid of the Hydro Flask fits the Takeya...
Forum: Foo
07-26-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,750
Posted By LesG

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-26-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,526
Posted By LesG

I need to add/correct something I said earlier. I...

I need to add/correct something I said earlier. I mentioned above the only changes I made to my DS3 were bar ends and tires. drb372 post where he/she replaced the stem reminded me that I did also...
07-25-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,526
Posted By LesG

Maybe you're thinking of another bike but my 2019...

Maybe you're thinking of another bike but my 2019 DS3 (bought about a year ago) has a crank with 3 chain rings (48/36/26) and a 11/34 9 speed cassette. I could do without that 26 chain ring because...
07-17-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,526
Posted By LesG

Thanks for reporting back on that stem and glad...

Thanks for reporting back on that stem and glad it's working out for you. I've always been a bit curious about what others think about that stem. I went with the 90 mm stem and I too have it at a...
07-07-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,526
Posted By LesG

When/if you get the Ritchey please report back...

When/if you get the Ritchey please report back after you've put some miles on it. I'd be curious about how others like it (or not). Ends up it suits me just fine but then I ride mostly for exercise...
07-07-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,526
Posted By LesG

I bought a 2019 DS3 about a year ago. I was...

I bought a 2019 DS3 about a year ago. I was pretty much in the same circumstances as you... get the seat the right height but then leaning more downward than I wanted and a bit more stretched out...
Forum: Foo
07-06-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,958
Posted By LesG

tyrion nondes can't make up my mind for #3...

tyrion
nondes

can't make up my mind for #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) so I'll leave it at that.
07-04-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By LesG

I have a 2019 DS3 and that Ritchey adjustable...

I have a 2019 DS3 and that Ritchey adjustable stem works on mine just fine. Like wgscott said this is a stiff adjustable one which is a good thing. Not at all like what comes on the Trek Verve which...
07-04-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,526
Posted By LesG

I really couldn't speak to the quality of the $30...

I really couldn't speak to the quality of the $30 pedals but I can say the ones I mentioned above have been great. My wife, even though she doesn't ride as much as I do, liked mine so much we had to...
07-03-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,526
Posted By LesG

For reference, my shoe size is 12 (U.S.). I...

For reference, my shoe size is 12 (U.S.). I bought these for my DS3 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q4PBO8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

However I did not pay 140 bucks...
Forum: Foo
06-30-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,958
Posted By LesG

Being a long time Stones fan (going back to...

Being a long time Stones fan (going back to around 1964) I had to comment on your video. In short Mick Taylor's guitar really added to their music... particularly on Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main...
06-27-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,522
Posted By LesG

Not sure which Sirrus but if carbon fiber here's...

Not sure which Sirrus but if carbon fiber here's a couple of choices.

https://upstandingbicycle.com/what-is-the-upstand/
...
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,857
Posted By LesG

I'm 70 yrs. and 5' 11" and weigh 185 for...

I'm 70 yrs. and 5' 11" and weigh 185 for reference. The past few years I've been buying Duluth Trading Co. jeans both regular and stretch (they call it Duluth Flex). The Flex ones have a slight...
06-25-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,346
Posted By LesG

I'll second that with first hand knowledge. I...

I'll second that with first hand knowledge. I retired 6 years ago but about 4 years ago I took a job with a retail business that deals with another subject/sport that I'm very involved with. I didn't...
06-25-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,470
Posted By LesG

Already said acclimate to the temps... hot and...

Already said acclimate to the temps... hot and cold. I know the first 52 degree (F) around October seems like I'm going to freeze to death. By March 52 degrees seems downright balmy. Come June or...
06-24-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,724
Posted By LesG

Got it. I've been on this planet 70 years. It...

Got it. I've been on this planet 70 years. It took awhile but I've learned to not let much of anything get me riled up. I don't mind a civil debate and will say what I have to say (with civility)...
06-23-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,724
Posted By LesG

Thank you. I did miss that. I'm pretty sure I...

Thank you. I did miss that. I'm pretty sure I qualify to post there (P&R) and sent an email to the powers that be about it.
06-23-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,724
Posted By LesG

Got it, I'll just email deepstate@google .com to...

Got it, I'll just email deepstate@google .com to find out how to do that:)
06-23-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,724
Posted By LesG

Unable to Post in "Politics and Religion"

Why is it I'm told I can't post there (Politics and Religion). I keep my replies civil and I've done nothing wrong within the Bike Forums... or if I did I don't know what it was and was never...
06-15-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,829
Posted By LesG

Yep, with a couple of exceptions y'all are a...

Yep, with a couple of exceptions y'all are a bunch of kids. To the OP, in April I celebrated the 16th anniversary of my 54th birthday.
06-15-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By LesG

+1 for the Joe Blow. I'd add that the gauge on...

+1 for the Joe Blow. I'd add that the gauge on the Joe Blows seems to be pretty accurate and reads within 1 lb. psi of my Topeak SmartGauge... assuming the SmartGauge is accurate.
06-08-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By LesG

My input isn't going to be very helpful for your...

My input isn't going to be very helpful for your comparison so, hopefully, someone else will know more and be able to give you a comparison for the saddles you mentioned. I can speak a little about...
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,958
Posted By LesG

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/681x1024/hawk6_68e45b55289654529c4350b10cb207f6b2c1de1f.jpg
Cooper's Hawk
Although I have a few decent bird photos, my main photography lies...
05-14-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,290
Posted By LesG

Just as a reminder about my skill set and bikes,...

Just as a reminder about my skill set and bikes, I was out of biking for 20 or so years and got back into about a year ago. That said I'm comfortable fixing/doing repairs to our (wife and I) bikes...
05-13-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,290
Posted By LesG

I was the OP for this thread and I'm re-opening...

I was the OP for this thread and I'm re-opening it for an update on my tubeless experience/experiment. It isn't good.

First my tire selection. I really wanted to like one of the Schwalbe G-One...
05-07-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,950
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 389,345
Posted By LesG

Welcome and I might add we have a somewhat...

Welcome and I might add we have a somewhat similar story... got a rowing machine in the basement and, after 20 something years, I got back into cycling about a year ago at 69 yrs old. One thing...
05-07-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,676
Posted By LesG

Congratulations, I'd say that was a milestone...

Congratulations, I'd say that was a milestone (pun not intended) especially so considering just a short while ago 2 blocks was a challenge. Hang in there and build upon that.
Forum: Foo
05-06-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,932
Posted By LesG

The green background (bokeh) is a maple tree. ...

The green background (bokeh) is a maple tree.
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04-22-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,368
Posted By LesG

Wipe Out by Safaris... Ventures did a pretty good...

Wipe Out by Safaris... Ventures did a pretty good version too.
04-22-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 421,392
Posted By LesG

Great, glad to see it's back. Trek probably won't...

Great, glad to see it's back. Trek probably won't go 1X with it. That was just a wish list sort of thing for me. I'd be happy with the current 2X setup. Thing is I won't be getting one for few...
04-22-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 421,392
Posted By LesG

Has Trek dropped the FX Sport 6 from the lineup?...

Has Trek dropped the FX Sport 6 from the lineup? I've been going back and forth about getting one but wanted to see if maybe they'd come out with a 1X chainring model for 2020. Just left the Trek...
04-18-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 331,004
Posted By LesG

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

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Trek DS3 with an FX6 coming in the near future.

2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?
Been taking supplements...
04-14-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,010
Posted By LesG

The rationale (my understanding of it anyway) for...

The rationale (my understanding of it anyway) for using the transmission fluid (leaving out the motor oil) as a lubricant for firearms is that transmission fluid needs to keep a transmission clean,...
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