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03-29-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By deacon mark

I don't bike on our local MUP it is a hazard and...

I don't bike on our local MUP it is a hazard and unsafe even though it was supposed to be for running, walking and cycling. Real road cyclist go out in the country on roads not go over much by cars...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By deacon mark

I am 6'2 with a 35 inch inseam and a 60 would be...

I am 6'2 with a 35 inch inseam and a 60 would be my choice no thought about it at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By deacon mark

Adjusted seat and wow!

Ok I have my road bike set and have not messed with the adjustment in at least 2 years. The seat has not moved or anything and I have not grown taller. For some reason I notice that when I was riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,093
Posted By deacon mark

I am a bike mechanic although I don't work as...

I am a bike mechanic although I don't work as such in a retail shop. I do my own work and will work on others bikes at times if they ask me. I would not have a press fit BB if I could get a threaded....
03-26-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By deacon mark

Chicago, don't go on bike rides or long runs?

The COVID 19 not to dismissed a true worldwide problem, but the mayor of Chicago thinking long runs and bike rides are going to be a problem is crazy. Going into a store to purchase groceries is way...
03-24-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By deacon mark

Illinois has a shelter in place but ok for walks...

Illinois has a shelter in place but ok for walks and exercise. I assume no group rides that would be a bit dumb but frankly it is very cold here now for time of year. I have been going out solo each...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By deacon mark

I lost my bride of 32 plus years 1 year ago today...

I lost my bride of 32 plus years 1 year ago today the picture says it all. I have not ridden my bike by the cemetery as such but I could although in town a bit. How long has it been since she passed?...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,036
Posted By deacon mark

I agree with your coach although I personally...

I agree with your coach although I personally would never get a bike fit. I would do it myself and work out my best position. Carbon fiber maybe be lighter but not necessarily faster. Where to you...
03-19-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,137
Posted By deacon mark

I don't know what the OP learned but I am 59 and...

I don't know what the OP learned but I am 59 and running cycling all my life. i ran once in the early 90's a 90 mile week at about 8 min per mile pace. I gained 2 pounds at the end of week. Just the...
03-14-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,901
Posted By deacon mark

I ride solo all the time. I go out when I want...

I ride solo all the time. I go out when I want and do the pace I want and start and stop at my house. I ride a bike and the roads are fine right as soon as I get out to start riding with no traffic...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,623
Posted By deacon mark

I am the Lone Ranger 99% of the time so I guess I...

I am the Lone Ranger 99% of the time so I guess I can ride all I want. One problem though will groceries be on the run and shut down.. I bike to eat.
03-08-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,859
Posted By deacon mark

I use a Third Eye mirror and would never ride a...

I use a Third Eye mirror and would never ride a bike without it. It is to me as important as a helmet. I have neck issues and little flexibility but even if I did not I would still want a mirror....
03-02-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,058
Posted By deacon mark

I am a musician and guitarist, repair guitars...

I am a musician and guitarist, repair guitars too. I can easily identify the spoke tensions by pitch. I have a Part TM 1 and it confirms what my ear says. On a regular wheel with DB spokes two spokes...
02-24-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By deacon mark

My 6800 group shifts like magic. Smooth as you...

My 6800 group shifts like magic. Smooth as you can imagine and hard for me to believe something is better.
02-24-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By deacon mark

If it was me I and you like the bike I would...

If it was me I and you like the bike I would upgrade to compact crank and get a bigger rear cassette. Will do the same thing and be easier and lighter.
02-24-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By deacon mark

This seems too easy to diagnose you need new...

This seems too easy to diagnose you need new cables and housing. If it does not shift back down this tells me that cable is getting friction and this is the obvious problem. The biggest culprit is...
02-21-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,747
Posted By deacon mark

6800 Has part you remove to fish the broken piece...

6800 Has part you remove to fish the broken piece out just it myself about 2 weeks go. Was easy and other versions of Shimano you just have to work very gently and easy most of the time you can get...
02-20-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By deacon mark

Tubeless rim no spoke holes

I have a Shimano wheels rs610. They are just a backup set now worked well but a pain because rim has no holes to drop nipple in and I donít like the proprietary nipples a spokes. I know the pain of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By deacon mark

I have this 2013 Wilier I really like the bike ok...

I have this 2013 Wilier I really like the bike ok but ride my Ti most of the time. I don't need the 11 speed as such but sort of thought upgrading might be good. No longer match the Wilier components...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By deacon mark

It should be a fine bike. I am assuming in steel...

It should be a fine bike. I am assuming in steel based on specs it is still a threaded bottom bracket. If not then I would not buy the bike going steel you want a thread BB. In that case you might...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By deacon mark

Best price on full R7000 groupset Shimano or 8000

I have looked around quite a bit would like to upgrade my Wilier to 11 speed with 7000 or 8000 or even 6800. Anyone know any deals seems hard because i have to have 175 cranks and I want a compact...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,670
Posted By deacon mark

I would not do it and have you had a knee...

I would not do it and have you had a knee replacement? If not you might want to consider that if pain is a problem depending on the situation that might be the best way to go.
01-26-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,615
Posted By deacon mark

I am jazz guitarist and luthier and my hands are...

I am jazz guitarist and luthier and my hands are pretty strong for a someone with no muscles, but I have always been able to mount tires by hand. I have had some real difficult ones and right now I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,515
Posted By deacon mark

I use Wipperman Connex by far easier to use than...

I use Wipperman Connex by far easier to use than Shimano quick link. I tried the Shimano QL as I use Shimano chains exclusively and they are a pain to get off and on. The Wipperman is a snap and easy...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,971
Posted By deacon mark

I am deacon I can hear a confession but only the...

I am deacon I can hear a confession but only the priest can give absolute.
01-10-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,987
Posted By deacon mark

I used SPD s at first crank brothers egg beaters....

I used SPD s at first crank brothers egg beaters. They are easier to get into the pedal compared to the SHimano SPD-SL s I now use. The difference is for me I like the power transfer and the bigger...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,512
Posted By deacon mark

I live a couple hours south of Rob. Roads ok and...

I live a couple hours south of Rob. Roads ok and I concur almost exactly same circumstances. I rarely flat and see no reason at all going tubeless. I would go tubular before that and never ran...
12-28-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By deacon mark

I am 58 and of course during summer in july I was...

I am 58 and of course during summer in july I was riding 250-300 mile weeks and averaging over 18 mph. If there was no wind I was over 19. This morning on trainer I rode 30 miles in 1:37 about 18.6...
12-27-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By deacon mark

The last week of December lift. Feeling tired.

I had not road my bike much over the last 2 months prior to Christmas. I had a decent year 3600 and I am a runner. I have had been running very slow 50 mile weeks. Well the weather in Central...
12-24-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By deacon mark

Well for me I can go from running about 9 minute...

Well for me I can go from running about 9 minute mile pace smooth and even to turning a corner and almost having to keep from falling forward. It is like my legs just will not respond. On the bike it...
12-23-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By deacon mark

Dystonia of any type

Anyone here have dystonia? I have Runnerís dystonia which is rare I understand some could have it on bike. If you donít know what it is then you probably donít have it. Mine effects running fast or...
12-23-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,597
Posted By deacon mark

I am runner first age 58, and did ok but noticed...

I am runner first age 58, and did ok but noticed at 51 a large drop in ability. Some now I know caused by Runner’s dystonia. I ride a lot and at times it takes on greater importance. So doing between...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By deacon mark

I am a guitarist at times I made my living at it...

I am a guitarist at times I made my living at it and now repair guitars for a living. Generally the bike has not bothered my hands but if I keep them in one spot and a lot of weight on them it can...
10-09-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,228
Posted By deacon mark

The only real side effect is retrograde...

The only real side effect is retrograde ejaculation. Means zero to me at this point in my life. I lost my bride of 32 years after her long battle with breast cancer 7 months ago. So as a deacon in...
10-02-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By deacon mark

That does not seem right. I have a set of 105's...

That does not seem right. I have a set of 105's on both my road bikes and never have done a thing to them in 4 years. I am guessing the one set has 20000 miles on them easy and work like the day I...
10-01-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,852
Posted By deacon mark

I am a jazz guitarist and guitar repairmen. I can...

I am a jazz guitarist and guitar repairmen. I can hear the spokes and checking them with the gauge says that my ears can ear when the tensions are close. The Park tensionmeter is fine and not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,545
Posted By deacon mark

Sometimes these things happen. You can hit the...

Sometimes these things happen. You can hit the Wall in a marathon and still be in fantastic shape. Many factors don’t beat yourself up. I have sort of bonked riding but I have hit the Wall in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By deacon mark

At 245 he needs 32 spokes in rear even 36 is not...

At 245 he needs 32 spokes in rear even 36 is not awful. Front 24 but don’t think some light 24 x 28 will be ok.
09-13-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,327
Posted By deacon mark

I am cyclist and long distance runner. Many years...

I am cyclist and long distance runner. Many years ago about 30 years old I had bad case of pleurisy and showed up in my doctors office with all the pain in the chest ect. He went about crazy asking...
09-05-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,584
Posted By deacon mark

Lost my bride to her 10 year battle with breast...

Lost my bride to her 10 year battle with breast cancer 6 months ago. After 32 plus years of marriage. She did finally a few years ago have me get her a road bike and we road a few times. Not a lot...
08-31-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,614
Posted By deacon mark

I wear running pants easy to find in the running...

I wear running pants easy to find in the running store and they are not exactly like tight tights.
08-20-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,153
Posted By deacon mark

I had the impression that really most of the time...

I had the impression that really most of the time you were giving up on riding outside. My error sorry I better leave this thread alone.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,166
Posted By deacon mark

This is me I normally never pay to ride unless...

This is me I normally never pay to ride unless something very special or a cause I am really for. From what I can see around these parts a ride in the surrounding roads for say 50-100 miles is at...
08-18-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,153
Posted By deacon mark

Riding a trainer if fine in winter and with bad...

Riding a trainer if fine in winter and with bad weather but frankly I just don't get the not riding outside? Go yourself and avoid groups take the path you want and when you want. I do get that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By deacon mark

I have 6800 and it shifts incredible you have...

I have 6800 and it shifts incredible you have something wrong in the set up. I have full 6800 and while I have not tried 8000 or the 9100 I am sure it could not be any better other than weighing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,866
Posted By deacon mark

I am the odd guy out. I am not a pro rider or...

I am the odd guy out. I am not a pro rider or ever were even close. I am not a doctor, dentist, or even a lawyer but wow I like my titanium Habanero. It weighs about 1 pound more than my Wilier but I...
08-08-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,968
Posted By deacon mark

That is pretty impressive. I retired a year ago...

That is pretty impressive. I retired a year ago and not quite 60 and this month manage 1094 miles riding thought that was pretty good. I do run also so that cuts into the bike but still a 100 miles a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By deacon mark

It seems I got it figured out now to find best...

It seems I got it figured out now to find best place to cycle. Last time I was there I went a bit East and North of the downtown Bozeman Area. I went up Kelly Canyon Road and out this way...
08-04-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,228
Posted By deacon mark

I took if for a few years before I had Greenlight...

I took if for a few years before I had Greenlight Laser Surgery last year to cutaway area of prostate to urinate better. Flomax had zero effect on my riding or running for that matter no side effects...
08-01-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By deacon mark

So I took rear wheel off and lubed around the...

So I took rear wheel off and lubed around the quick release put back in the dropouts. Then I lubed the pedals and a bit of lube on the cassette. Today after 71 mile ride no click at all drivetrain is...
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