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Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By philbob57

Does anyone have trouble imagining that China,...

Does anyone have trouble imagining that China, with more than a billion people, could have produced thousands of talented bike frame builders? Does anyone have trouble imagining that some Chinese...
04-11-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 882
Posted By philbob57

RHR of 43 could indicate a significant problem. I...

RHR of 43 could indicate a significant problem. I know mine did. Have you talked with your doc about it? Your doc is not an anonymous person or bot on the 'net.

If you don't sleep alone, does your...
04-08-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 846
Posted By philbob57

Nope, but when I was 17 or 18, a Rhode Islander...

Nope, but when I was 17 or 18, a Rhode Islander lost on the streets in Boston, a cop with an Irish accent stopped me for going the wrong way on a one-way street. His accent was so thick I had a hard...
03-29-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By philbob57

The adhesive is hard to remove, in my experience....

The adhesive is hard to remove, in my experience. The o-rings weren't a problem for me. My Sigma computer popped out of carrier (can't think of the right term just now) while I wasn't looking. That...
03-25-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,008
Posted By philbob57

Of course you felt too stretched out. You didn't...

Of course you felt too stretched out. You didn't think you needed to ride some and give your body a chance to adapt to a new position on a new bike?

A stem of 100-130 mm and dropped bars would...
03-25-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20,218
Views: 3,391,199
Posted By philbob57

You know, I thought of messaging him, but the...

You know, I thought of messaging him, but the last couple of times I messaged someone about a bad listing were not very satisfactory. Also, I took the 'cycle' in his ID to refer to bicycles, which...
03-23-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,755
Posted By philbob57

Sorry - Five Tens are shoes. Adidas bought the...

Sorry - Five Tens are shoes. Adidas bought the company a few years ago and cut out 2 things I liked: 1) big discounts on old styles or returned goods, and 2) kits for putting on new soles.

TBH,...
03-20-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,755
Posted By philbob57

I've used toe clips and straps, toe clips,...

I've used toe clips and straps, toe clips, cleats, and straps, SPD, and pinned flats. I like pinned flats best. I use pre-Adidas Five Tens.
03-20-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By philbob57

If NLerner doesn't have one, Veloduocycles has...

If NLerner doesn't have one, Veloduocycles has them; they were great to deal with when I needed a 42 inner a few years ago. TA in France can supply what you want, too.
03-15-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By philbob57

I've drafted several responses and backed out,...

I've drafted several responses and backed out, Let's try this....

Your legs are not supposed to be fully extended with heels on the pedals. It's...
03-15-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By philbob57

My bike's BB is Italian on one side, English on...

My bike's BB is Italian on one side, English on the other. When I bought the frame, used, in 1981, one side of the BB had been cross threaded. After 15 minutes of trying to get the English cup to...
03-15-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,909
Posted By philbob57

I prefer riding in a group. I almost always ride...

I prefer riding in a group. I almost always ride solo. I'm another one who wants to go faster than my local club's slowest group, but I can't ride as fast as the next group, and they have a no-drop...
03-14-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By philbob57

I'd take the nut and bolt to a local hardware...

I'd take the nut and bolt to a local hardware store or LBS to find the proper nut. You'd probably spend less $ and perhaps less time, assuming you're close to a good store
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By philbob57

At 5:55 PM, no doc I know of except in hospitals...

At 5:55 PM, no doc I know of except in hospitals and ERs are easily available. At 9:55 PM, as I write, I recommend looking up info on the med(s) you take to get a sense of side effects. I'd consider...
03-10-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By philbob57

Helmets - the CPSC has set standards that all...

Helmets - the CPSC has set standards that all helmets sold in the US must meet. They're far from perfect, but they're what we have. It has been asserted on these pages that the more expensive helmets...
03-09-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By philbob57

The advantage of the dropped bars is that you can...

The advantage of the dropped bars is that you can move your hands around - tops, drops, ramps, hoods.You can't do much of an emergency stop from more than 12-15 MPH from the hoods; most people use...
03-09-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By philbob57

My weight-on-hands problem is due to weak core. I...

My weight-on-hands problem is due to weak core. I don't do well with things like practicing/working out, so I put up with it and just let riding get me stronger. Doing core exercises a few times a...
03-08-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25,809
Views: 2,607,732
Posted By philbob57

8.5 miles in warm (for the season - 62F), sunny,...

8.5 miles in warm (for the season - 62F), sunny, too windy weather on Chicago's North Shore. Earliest I've ever ridden, I think, not counting when I was a kid. Most miles ridden in March since 2013....
01-26-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,134
Posted By philbob57

Another over-generalization, I think. At 76, I'm...

Another over-generalization, I think. At 76, I'm slow, so I may look like I'm on a leisurely ride, but my heart rate monitor says I work hard on the bike, nevertheless.:)
01-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,591
Posted By philbob57

My understanding is that the numbness is due too...

My understanding is that the numbness is due too excessive pressure on the nerve and the blood vessel that run through the soft tissues that rest on saddles.

I recommend taking a look at Selle...
01-23-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By philbob57

The big problem I have with buying wheels is that...

The big problem I have with buying wheels is that they don't fit into priority postage flat rate boxes. This set may be worth $100, but they cost a lot more, unless one can pick them up locally. That...
01-16-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,134
Posted By philbob57

It's lack of affluence that's screwed up US life...

It's lack of affluence that's screwed up US life expectancy ... opioid deaths and suicides among people whose incomes don't sustain their lives, deaths due to pollution in less affluent parts of the...
12-30-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,823
Posted By philbob57

Sorry about your crash. I hope you recover...

Sorry about your crash. I hope you recover quickly.
12-15-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,184
Posted By philbob57

What are the bases for your conclusions? How many...

What are the bases for your conclusions? How many miles have you ridden? How many different bikes have you ridden and for how long on each? What different styles have you tried out? How many and what...
12-11-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By philbob57

Does your stem have a line marked something like...

Does your stem have a line marked something like 'minimum insertion'? If your stem is too high, riding the bike is unsafe. Unless you've got something like a Nitto Technomic stem, your bars probably...
12-08-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations! Definitely a cool...

Congratulations! Definitely a cool accomplishment.
11-15-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,429
Posted By philbob57

Road racers average 20+ mph. I stopped...

Road racers average 20+ mph.

I stopped riding at 16, started up again at 27. After the first ride of 2 miles when I started up again, I had to crawl upstairs. I wasn't in bad shape overall, but...
11-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,853
Posted By philbob57

Well, we've had 70 degree windy weather here in...

Well, we've had 70 degree windy weather here in Chicagoland, and I'm happy to say I've ridden about 13, 19, and 20 miles in 3 rides, but they're probably my last rides of 2020. It's getting cold and...
11-07-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By philbob57

Great! Thanks for the update.

Great! Thanks for the update.
11-01-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,219
Posted By philbob57

Enjoy the bike! Remember, physical laws keep you...

Enjoy the bike! Remember, physical laws keep you upright once you get going.

I'm writing because I haven't found cycling to help much with core strength. It benefits from core strength, and it has...
11-01-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,855
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations to all who made their goal this...

Congratulations to all who made their goal this month!

Too cold and windy for me this month, so I rode twice for a total of 50 miles, not the 100 I wanted. I enjoyed those rides, though.:)
10-09-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By philbob57

or a Nitto Technomic, available new or used.

or a Nitto Technomic, available new or used.
10-04-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,705
Posted By philbob57

I was unclear. I apologize You may have...

I was unclear. I apologize

You may have pulled more seatpost out of the seat tube, but by moving your seat forward, you effectively lowered the seat. Your toes point down, which may mean the seat...
10-03-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,631
Posted By philbob57

Gee ... who'd have thought about dressing in...

Gee ... who'd have thought about dressing in layers?

Certainly you are aware that people have varying tolerances for different environments. I would hope you will find that people's tolerance for...
10-03-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,828
Posted By philbob57

I'm outraged by Riv's/Grant's racism. Now...

I'm outraged by Riv's/Grant's racism.

Now ...

If blacks were forced to pay higher interest rates because of their skin color,
or if mortgages were somehow made impossible to get in black...
09-29-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,854
Posted By philbob57

I'm done for the month, too - winds projected to...

I'm done for the month, too - winds projected to be well over 15 mph tomorrow.

173 miles this month; goal was 175. I'm OK with that, since I cracked 1,000* today, with a 22+ mile ride, in the high...
09-26-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By philbob57

When I returned to cycling as an adult 48 years...

When I returned to cycling as an adult 48 years ago I was in decent shape, but the first rides were shorter than I expected and extremely difficult. My legs were in decent shape for long walks, not...
09-17-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
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: 47
Views: 2,755
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: 565
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: 11,147
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: 917
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: 12,183
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....
...
07-29-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
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: 889
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: 994
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: 9,202
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: 16,106
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: 9,202
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: 324
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...
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