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04-11-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 431
Posted By delbiker1

I have 8 bikes and would like to lower that...

I have 8 bikes and would like to lower that number to 2 or 3. However, If I had to get it down to just one bike, I am pretty sure I would choose my Soma Smoothie. The why: relatively light Tange...
03-31-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,947
Posted By delbiker1

[QUOTE=SapInMyBlood;21993055]This ^ If you...

[QUOTE=SapInMyBlood;21993055]This ^

If you can go fast enough to sit on my wheel then go for it. I'll also be happy if you take a turn at the front


This is how I feel about it also. This does...
03-27-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,970
Posted By delbiker1

Really good thread jamesdak . Your last post is...

Really good thread jamesdak . Your last post is just a fine way to close it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 209,246
Posted By delbiker1

botty kayer, both of your bikes are hot. But the...

botty kayer, both of your bikes are hot. But the Nikor? That build is so hot it is sick! Fantastic build, I saved an image.
03-17-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 882
Posted By delbiker1

I suggest you post some clearer pictures, some...

I suggest you post some clearer pictures, some with a bit of distance, Members need a good look at the problem if you want reasonable opinions.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 833,527
Posted By delbiker1

I posted this Airborne Zeppelin back in 2018, but...

I posted this Airborne Zeppelin back in 2018, but I just finished rebuilding it. It did have a mix of 9 speed Tiagra 4500, 105, Ultegra 6500, which I switched out to all 10 speed Ultegra 6700...
02-24-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,484
Posted By delbiker1

I really go by one hard rule, that IMO, covers...

I really go by one hard rule, that IMO, covers all important areas: "My safety is primarily up to me." I certainly have other "rules" that are bendable.
02-24-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,858
Views: 350,294
Posted By delbiker1

Mad Honk, another display of generosity towards...

Mad Honk, another display of generosity towards fellow cyclists. Good on ya'!
02-21-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,323
Posted By delbiker1

Definitely would like to give this a try. I have...

Definitely would like to give this a try. I have never even seen a velodrome in person. Excellent way to be introduced.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,741
Posted By delbiker1

What brake levers are matched with the calipers?...

What brake levers are matched with the calipers? It could be you are using a set that has cable pull that does not match with the calipers.
02-17-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,965
Posted By delbiker1

I did not check a box as my situation is not...

I did not check a box as my situation is not covered. I do have a Brooks B17 narrow and very much dislike it. I tried for months to get to where I could use it for extended rides, but about an hour...
02-08-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By delbiker1

About a 2 foot long cheater bar extension on the...

About a 2 foot long cheater bar extension on the wrench and use your foot/leg power.
02-05-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,447
Posted By delbiker1

Do not buy it, my opinion.

Do not buy it, my opinion.
01-21-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,160
Posted By delbiker1

For what it is worth, if that was my bike, that...

For what it is worth, if that was my bike, that aluminum tubing would already be in the recycle bin.
01-18-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By delbiker1

billnuke1 Really sorry for the woes you and your...

billnuke1 Really sorry for the woes you and your wife are dealing with. Having an indoor workshop is a worthwhile investment. I live by myself in a small 3 bedroom. The two small, spare rooms are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,312
Posted By delbiker1

In 2017 I purchased a used 2003 or 04 Airborne...

In 2017 I purchased a used 2003 or 04 Airborne Zeppelin, mostly Ultegra 6500. Other than the wheels, it was in really good shape and the initial cost was $630, including shipping. Soon after...
01-10-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,603
Posted By delbiker1

Regular cork bar tape is still a go to for many,...

Regular cork bar tape is still a go to for many, Cinelli is one. There is now a gel cork tape, also Cinelli, have not tried but will. It has good reviews. Unfortunately for me, my favorite tape is no...
01-09-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By delbiker1

The past few years I have been spending a lot of...

The past few years I have been spending a lot of dollars on all kinds of bike related stuff. I started working on my bikes, so, I purchased quite a few tools. My number of bikes went up to 8. I got a...
01-09-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By delbiker1

I believe I just was not focused on what I was...

I believe I just was not focused on what I was doing and got the lock ring started crooked. Once it got hung up, I forced it a bit, then backed it off and saw the metal shavings and the messed up...
01-07-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By delbiker1

If I had been trying to get updated with the...

If I had been trying to get updated with the latest news and missed my bike ride, then I would have missed something important to me. I have not had TV reception since I bought and moved into my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,190
Posted By delbiker1

I use both spd and spd-sl. I do feel like the...

I use both spd and spd-sl. I do feel like the spd-sl are a bit harder to disengage, but not bad. I find both types have their advantages over the other. My biggest drawback on the spd-sl is the lack...
01-01-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,591
Posted By delbiker1

I guess my cycling goals for 2021 are a bit...

I guess my cycling goals for 2021 are a bit varied. I want to use my bikes more for errands, shopping and commuting type trips. I am not setting any mileage or time in saddle goals this year. I...
12-31-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,520
Posted By delbiker1

Got in 20 miles this morning to hit the 8000...

Got in 20 miles this morning to hit the 8000 mark, 2,000 more than previous high 0ne year total.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 209,246
Posted By delbiker1

Eric, I remember your post looking for...

Eric, I remember your post looking for suggestions on rebuilding this bike. You did a wonderful job. Ride and enjoy it, think of your Dad and be grateful.
12-28-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By delbiker1

@AJI25, I would go with the tall stack stem and a...

@AJI25, I would go with the tall stack stem and a spacer. I have one of those and they are really nice stems with a clean look. Once it is mounted, no one can even tell the spacer is there.
12-27-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,520
Posted By delbiker1

Did a 40 mile ride today, now 150 miles short of...

Did a 40 mile ride today, now 150 miles short of 8000 for 2020. My previous high mile total was 6000 in 2017. I just looked at the extended forecast and it is looking pretty good for the last 4 days...
12-25-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 236,811
Posted By delbiker1

Squeaks has a hard life. ...

Squeaks has a hard life.
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12-16-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By delbiker1

Much more seasonal yesterday and today in south...

Much more seasonal yesterday and today in south coastal Delaware, mid 30s to start and low 40s at end with 12 to 15 mph wind both days. I now have 400 miles in December and 280 to reach 8000 for...
12-14-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By delbiker1

I have a set of Zonda wheels that was damaged by...

I have a set of Zonda wheels that was damaged by a sheet metal screw on my second ride on them, not nearly as bad as yours. Mine had a single small hole with some scraping around the hole. It did...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By delbiker1

2020 YTD update

Today is my fourth in a row with a 50 mile ride. I now sit at 7660 miles YTD. I have had 4 days off the bike already this month, now on a bit of a push to get to the 8000 mark. 18 days left in...
12-12-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,791
Posted By delbiker1

Hitting 50 miles for the third day in a row.

Hitting 50 miles for the third day in a row.
12-11-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By delbiker1

Personally, in the trash they go.

Personally, in the trash they go.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By delbiker1

Goal achieved

As of this afternoon, I have now exceeded my 2020 goal of averaging 20 miles for everyday of 2020. This past weekend, I rode 40 on Fri, 50 an Sat., and 40 on Sunday to sit right on 7320 YTD. I did a...
11-28-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By delbiker1

@ SurferRosa, This post/picture really made me...

@ SurferRosa, This post/picture really made me chuckle. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is a favorite of mine, movie and book. There could not have been a better actor than Jack Nicholson to play...
11-17-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By delbiker1

For me, not that I need it, but, just another...

For me, not that I need it, but, just another reason not to go that route.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By delbiker1

I can tell you that the 105 7000 groupset is...

I can tell you that the 105 7000 groupset is really good! I looked into the Ultegra also, but, after reading numerous reviews, decided on the 7000. GNC did a comprehensive review, on youtube, on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By delbiker1

2020 ytd

I got in a 40 mile ride today. That put me over the 7000 mark YTD (7020). The most I had done before was 6000 in 2017. This is also the 6th year, maybe 7, in a row of surpassing 4000 miles, after...
11-13-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By delbiker1

I have an Ochsner that I purchased new in 1992,...

I have an Ochsner that I purchased new in 1992, though that is not the model year. I do not know what that is. Mine was originally blue and came with 6 speed indexed 105 components. It has been...
11-09-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 20,023
Posted By delbiker1

How about an empty boardwalk? Ocean City, MD this...

How about an empty boardwalk? Ocean City, MD this morning.
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OC, MD...
11-07-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By delbiker1

I will agree with hsuBM regarding the full...

I will agree with hsuBM regarding the full coverage. I think whether or not you can easily mount and remove the fenders depends on both your bike and the fenders. I have a Soma Smoothie from which I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By delbiker1

Iron on hem tape.

Iron on hem tape.
10-31-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,533
Posted By delbiker1

Congrats Spelger. As of y'day, I have 6644 miles...

Congrats Spelger. As of y'day, I have 6644 miles ytd. I set what I call a soft goal early in the year, 7000 miles, which I upped to 7320 to give me an avg. of 20 miles a day for all of 2020. It is a...
09-30-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By delbiker1

Disconnect

I feel a need to go way from sites, such as BikeForums, for a while. I wish to apologize to anyone I have offended, inappropriate/non helpful comment posts, off subject posts, and any...
09-27-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By delbiker1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-105-R7000-2x11-Ro...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-105-R7000-2x11-Road-Bike-Groupset-50-34-52-36-53-39-170MM-172-5MM-175MM-/123687267230?var=&hash=item1ccc55eb9e

riding_is_life. Copy and post the link and it works....
09-27-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,134
Posted By delbiker1

Personally, I want a fit that is as close as can...

Personally, I want a fit that is as close as can be to what I ride outside. One can develop bad habits regarding body position, they can be then be transferred to the position on your outside bike....
09-22-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,094
Posted By delbiker1

Good background. It is great you have this from...

Good background. It is great you have this from your father. Personally, I would not worry about keeping it as is. I would do what I thought would make it a bike that I want to ride in a way that I...
09-22-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By delbiker1

I would say close to the limit, but ok. Even if...

I would say close to the limit, but ok. Even if you try to avoid the big-big, it is prudent to have the capability to get there. Very bad things can happen with an accidental shift into big-big...
09-22-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By delbiker1

It is your bike, your decision. Depending on...

It is your bike, your decision. Depending on one's perspective, no bike is "future proof", all bikes are "future proof". I tend to look at it from the latter. I do not have a need to keep up with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,034
Posted By delbiker1

Sounds like user issues to me.

Sounds like user issues to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,562
Posted By delbiker1

I can only say not as much as I used to. I like...

I can only say not as much as I used to. I like to be comfortable on my rides.
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