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06-29-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 16,466
Posted By DrDyno

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06-24-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By DrDyno

Thanks... should have posted it's a 10-Speed.

Thanks... should have posted it's a 10-Speed.
06-24-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By DrDyno

Will do... Thanks!

Will do... Thanks!
06-23-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By DrDyno

:thumb: Thanks.

:thumb: Thanks.
06-23-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By DrDyno

Yes Bill, thank you. However, I used to be able...

Yes Bill, thank you. However, I used to be able to mitigate most of the "noise" by clicking the small adjuster (on the left shifter) to the inside. That capability seems to have disappeared.
06-23-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By DrDyno

Adjusting Front Derailleur Trim

Hi All,

I got my 105 equipped bike back from a local shop after shifter adjustments (for both front and rear). Everything works perfectly except for the front derailleur trim (small shifter on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,339
Posted By DrDyno

HA! Right there with you! And... '69 was one of...

HA! Right there with you! And... '69 was one of Chevrolet's best years!
06-17-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,056
Posted By DrDyno

I'm 73 and limit my rides to every other day,...

I'm 73 and limit my rides to every other day, with a rest day in between. My rides average low to mid 20 miles and, with at least one break, average 2 hours. Even so, on those occasions where I'm...
06-16-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,542
Posted By DrDyno

I used to suffer leg cramps and used Tonic Water...

I used to suffer leg cramps and used Tonic Water to get past them. Then I discovered the following from Sam's Club.
...
06-08-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,324
Posted By DrDyno

I'm 73, been seriously cycling for about a year. ...

I'm 73, been seriously cycling for about a year. I've gone from 186 when I started to 161 in about four months and maintaining mid 160's. Had an "off" last February; fractured a clavicle and was...
06-07-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,940
Posted By DrDyno

Interesting you should mention longer rides. It...

Interesting you should mention longer rides. It hadn't occurred to me but, since adding the SPD's, I've been averaging 10 miles per week longer than previously. Never thought it could be the clip-ins...
06-06-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,465
Posted By DrDyno

ZipFizz! Flavored powders that easily mix...

ZipFizz!

Flavored powders that easily mix with water. It comes in small plastic-wrapped tubes. Available through Amazon, Sam's Club & Costco. Been using the stuff for years.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By DrDyno

YouTube.com will show you everything you need to...

YouTube.com will show you everything you need to know to make this decision for yourself. :thumb:
05-27-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,940
Posted By DrDyno

Way to go, rnothog! I've had a couple of those...

Way to go, rnothog! I've had a couple of those nano-second saves but they're becoming fewer and fewer.
05-24-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,614
Posted By DrDyno

"WorldTour teams including Team Sky appear to...

"WorldTour teams including Team Sky appear to believe that shorter cranks are more efficient.
Marc ****tt considers whether we should all make the change..."

...
05-14-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,940
Posted By DrDyno

Thanks, Y'all, for your warnings and well wishes!...

Thanks, Y'all, for your warnings and well wishes! So far, so good.

Since I'm prone to putting my left foot down first, I unclip my left (SPD) shoe when I see a stop up ahead. I then coast with...
05-12-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,940
Posted By DrDyno

My First Experience w/ Clipless Pedals

Hi All,

I'm in my eighth decade and, although I've only been into serious cycling for the past six or seven months, I biked everywhere as a kid. And, while on a road bike for the past four months,...
05-02-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By DrDyno

e-Bay! You can find almost any bike you're...

e-Bay! You can find almost any bike you're looking for on eBay. Sure, you have to look closely and communicate properly with the seller. But, if careful, you find pretty good deals there. I have.
05-01-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,181
Posted By DrDyno

Back in the 70's, I owned a Mobil full-service...

Back in the 70's, I owned a Mobil full-service gas station (when we actually repaired automobiles rather than sold deli sandwiches!) A Corvette customer of mine would always bring me his cars to...
04-30-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,069
Posted By DrDyno

I have a "Road Bike" with an Alfine 8-speed hub....

I have a "Road Bike" with an Alfine 8-speed hub. As far as I can ascertain, it was only made for one year, 2009. It's a Dynamic Synergy and, I have not seen another. The gear shifting is extremely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,942
Posted By DrDyno

I've only been a serious road bike rider for...

I've only been a serious road bike rider for seven or eight months. I had never heard of Chamois Butter and while trying to find a saddle I liked, I was constantly chaffed. I started using Chamois...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,258
Posted By DrDyno

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,783
Posted By DrDyno

Kontact Saddle (kontactbike.com). I have hundreds...

Kontact Saddle (kontactbike.com). I have hundreds of miles on my Kontact Saddle. The more I ride it, the more I like it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YttqyrdsJcE
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By DrDyno

Based upon several of your responses, I did a web...

Based upon several of your responses, I did a web search for the usefulness of clipless pedals. The best article I found was on a mountain bike site:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By DrDyno

Hi All! Thank you for your responses and...

Hi All!

Thank you for your responses and recommendations. I currently use a pair of New Balance sneakers which I only wear for riding. They have an aggressive sole which accepts the pins from my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By DrDyno

Anyone using Magnetic Pedals?

Hi All,

I'm 73 years young and been seriously into road bike riding for about five months. My mileage is up to 50-70 miles per week.

Clipless pedals are a constant recommendation from other...
03-18-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By DrDyno

I have several Sigma wired bicycle computers and...

I have several Sigma wired bicycle computers and get all the info I want, including cadence. They can be had for under $40.00 for wired units (which I use) or slightly more for wireless. Following...
03-18-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,069
Posted By DrDyno

KETO diet. :thumb: It works and you'll find...

KETO diet. :thumb: It works and you'll find more energy for your workouts.
02-27-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,050
Posted By DrDyno

A Road Bike! They always looked so uncomfortable....

A Road Bike! They always looked so uncomfortable. WRONG! Love my Focus!!
02-23-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By DrDyno

sold!

sold!
02-23-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,361
Posted By DrDyno

Good advice from 12boy! I originally bought the...

Good advice from 12boy! I originally bought the Brooks Flyer for my commuter. What I didn't realize was at my weight of 158# it would take many, many miles to break it in and I ride that bike too...
02-23-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,361
Posted By DrDyno

Hi Kyle, Welcome to the Bike Forums! Can't...

Hi Kyle,

Welcome to the Bike Forums! Can't go wrong with Brooks. Recognizing this is not the "For Sale" forum and, since you're a Newbie and may not know about Personal Messages...
As it turns...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,231
Posted By DrDyno

Deepakvaro, I can't help but think that by...

Deepakvaro,

I can't help but think that by asking this question the idea of riding a women's bike is, ultimately, not alright with you. For me, I can foresee several instances where, being...
02-16-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By DrDyno

Hi All, Thank you for your well wishes and...

Hi All,

Thank you for your well wishes and support. I keep wondering how I could have been so careless as to cross those trolley ruts without a second thought. And then, several of your pics...
02-14-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By DrDyno

...I didn't ask. As it turns out, having my arms...

...I didn't ask. As it turns out, having my arms outstretched with my weight against the handlebars is a comparatively comfortable position for me. I feel as long as I have no particular discomfort...
02-14-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By DrDyno

Of Trolly Tracks and Broken Bones...

By way of introduction, I'm 73 years old and took up cycling, seriously, seven months ago. Four months ago I purchased my first (previously owned) Road Bike, a Focus Izalco, which I dearly love! I...
02-12-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By DrDyno

I agree with JBELL64, above. All of my Jerseys...

I agree with JBELL64, above. All of my Jerseys are Primal. I take a Primal "Men's Large." What I have found is: If it doesn't say "Men's" Large in the Jersey, it's too small for me. Must be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By DrDyno

CONSIDER A PREOWNED BIKE. I found a 2014 Focus...

CONSIDER A PREOWNED BIKE. I found a 2014 Focus Izalco with full Ultegra in pristine condition. Asking price was $1,595.00... paid $1,200.00! Pedals and a good saddle for less than $100.00. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By DrDyno

Strava decided to go from Average Speed to actual...

Strava decided to go from Average Speed to actual speed. How do I get it to show Average Speed again?

I sent a request for information to Strava. There response was they hoped someone would get...
01-14-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By DrDyno

Ultegra Shifter Question

Hi All,

My Focus Izalco has Ultegra shifters. The smaller shifter on the left side (low side crank shifter) feels as though it has three detents. I've searched the net and watched countless...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By DrDyno

I'm well into my eighth decade and started riding...

I'm well into my eighth decade and started riding seriously about 6 months ago. Just finished my first 80+ mile week on Saturday. :giver:
01-14-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,615
Posted By DrDyno

Started riding seriously (my old aluminum Jamis...

Started riding seriously (my old aluminum Jamis Commuter) 6-1/2 months ago. Went to a CF road bike three months ago. Just had my first 80+ mile week! I'm 73 years old and getting younger by the day. ...
01-12-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By DrDyno

Never banged a fork against a work bench but my...

Never banged a fork against a work bench but my experience is as follows...

I have three bikes, all with reputations for quality:
All CF road bike (18 pounds - 23mm tires),
Aluminum road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,726
Posted By DrDyno

The fact that you're asking the question would...

The fact that you're asking the question would indicate you know the answer... it's too small for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,284
Views: 275,850
Posted By DrDyno

up there |

up there |
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,284
Views: 275,850
Posted By DrDyno

From Amizon ...

From Amizon

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By DrDyno

I have a cell phone holder on my handlebar and...

I have a cell phone holder on my handlebar and do, indeed, view Strava as I ride. It shows me total distance and average speed. Next to it, my Sigma computer gives me current speed and cadence. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,284
Views: 275,850
Posted By DrDyno

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By DrDyno

THANKS, Silverado!

THANKS, Silverado!
Forum: Southeast
01-06-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,627
Posted By DrDyno

I'd Check with the local bike stores for groups...

I'd Check with the local bike stores for groups and clubs. Chainwheel Drive in Clearwater would be my first inquiry.
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