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07-22-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By BCDrums

DP, I don’t give a shift about cog wear....

DP, I don’t give a shift about cog wear. Cassettes are cheap. Ride in your favorite gear, and don’t worry about it.
07-22-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,194
Posted By BCDrums

Ordered one today on your say-so. Looking forward...

Ordered one today on your say-so. Looking forward to trying it out.
07-21-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By BCDrums

Boxer, is your 34x36 low gear not low enough for...

Boxer, is your 34x36 low gear not low enough for you, or is it that the rest of the gears are uncomfortably high, or poorly spaced? Your current low gear is pretty low, but your cassette is wide. Do...
07-16-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,578
Posted By BCDrums

What's the best multitool? Depends on what...

What's the best multitool? Depends on what problems are likely and your access to help.

I do day rides of up to 75 miles from home. If I get truly stuck I can call home for a ride, or call a cab,...
07-15-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,002
Posted By BCDrums

Can't speak for others, but I have an old-school...

Can't speak for others, but I have an old-school Cateye Astrale computer on my bar. I keep the main display on Cadence. Very informative- I can attach a real number to what I feel in my legs. More...
07-14-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,002
Posted By BCDrums

O'Brien, cadence is very personal. Everyone has...

O'Brien, cadence is very personal. Everyone has an optimal cadence. I can tell you what works for me. I am 5'10", 160 lbs, and have moved from a cadence of low 90's to 100 RPM over the years. I am...
07-14-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,922
Posted By BCDrums

Scott, what are the "Pacenti-branded...

Scott, what are the "Pacenti-branded tires"?
07-12-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,922
Posted By BCDrums

Contrary to what they say on TV, this is...

Contrary to what they say on TV, this is something that you should try at home before you try it on the road.
07-12-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By BCDrums

Front Derailer retires after 29 years of service

I removed one of the last original parts from my 1990 Peter Mooney road bike yesterday. It's a Shimano Deore XT FD M730 "Alpine" front derailer. The bike was set up originally with a 48-38-24 triple...
07-11-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By BCDrums

Sweet!

Golly gee!

Been riding Speedplay Frogs since they were introduced. Still riding the same pair. Every few years I inject some grease. ******g sweet! :thumb:

I am on my third pair of cleats,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,691,934
Posted By BCDrums

I have two of the Bean jerseys. Not too tight,...

I have two of the Bean jerseys. Not too tight, not a tent either.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,898
Posted By BCDrums

How very smug! Congrats.

How very smug! Congrats.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,898
Posted By BCDrums

My dad did the patch flambé as well! My...

My dad did the patch flambé as well! My recollection is he lit the fluid on the tube rather than the patch. I too have since wondered if it made any difference, but as a kid I didn't care, just...
07-03-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,667
Posted By BCDrums

Seams unnecessary

That sounds like a good technique, but I haven't found it necessary to get rid of the raised seam. I do sand the area to remove the release compound, but I put the patch over the seam and haven't had...
07-01-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By BCDrums

Birthday Ride!

I am inspired by this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1167857-do-i-have.html) from NomarsGirl. I took my birthday ride last week, a week before my 67th birthday. We were on Cape Cod...
07-01-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,739
Posted By BCDrums

Youch! Perhaps I are one.

Youch! Perhaps I are one.
07-01-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By BCDrums

I had one of these in the junk drawer. It's a...

I had one of these in the junk drawer. It's a large syringe used to give children liquid medicines orally:...
06-30-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,739
Posted By BCDrums

So, what if you’re using the top of the rack for...

So, what if you’re using the top of the rack for stuff?
06-29-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By BCDrums

On the very first KMC chain I tried, I got a bum...

On the very first KMC chain I tried, I got a bum Missing Link that wouldn't close, because one of the pins wasn't perpendicular to the side plate:...
06-12-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By BCDrums

I am sorry to hear this! I have such good...

I am sorry to hear this! I have such good shifting in the front with the bar-end I have that I would be reluctant to change the shifter if it would mean having to find another front derailer that...
06-12-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By BCDrums

A reply from Dennis Hopper, A reply from Dennis...

A reply from Dennis Hopper, A reply from Dennis Hopper, noted beerophile.
06-12-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By BCDrums

Belly up to the bar-end

I understand. I always disliked downtube shifters, and went to bar-ends in 1980 for a cross-country tour– 3x5 gearing! I have used bar-ends ever since. But I just had a hankering to try Shimano STI...
06-12-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By BCDrums

I am using an old Shimano Deore XT M730 front...

I am using an old Shimano Deore XT M730 front derailer. Has been on the bike since 1990. I won't be changing that out, because it has shifted reliably for 29 years. But I agree with you that the...
06-11-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By BCDrums

Like you, I am on the middle ring most of the...

Like you, I am on the middle ring most of the time. Triples are a great setup for a rider (me) who needs a very low bailout gear.

Hey, is "brifters" a bad word? What instead?
06-11-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By BCDrums

My current front derailer is 29 years old, a...

My current front derailer is 29 years old, a Shimano Deore. It was on the bike when I bought it. The original chainrings were 48-38-24, and it has always shifted perfectly, even when I went to a 46,...
06-11-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By BCDrums

This, from a guy with "farts" in his handle....

This, from a guy with "farts" in his handle. :foo:



I have no idea what the cool guys call them. I picked up "brifters" from Sheldon.


Merci!
06-11-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By BCDrums

Do brifters shift triples well?

After shifting with Shimano bar-ends for more than three decades, I'm going to give brifters a try. I know brifters will shift the rear derailer well, but I use a triple in the front (42-37-24) and I...
06-08-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,683
Posted By BCDrums

I’d prefer to ride them. But it is hard to argue...

I’d prefer to ride them. But it is hard to argue with your impeccable logic, Richard.
06-07-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,683
Posted By BCDrums

Rule 47

Rule #47//Drink Tripels, don't ride triples. (http://www.velominati.com)
06-07-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,885
Posted By BCDrums

Really, who does?:innocent:

Really, who does?:innocent:
06-07-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,683
Posted By BCDrums

I watched your video. Very nice, you have a...

I watched your video. Very nice, you have a pleasant voice. I also got to see how that new-fangled bottom bracket works. Thanks. Other thoughts:


But you don't have to use a wide-range cassette...
06-01-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,017
Posted By BCDrums

Get bottles that match your bar tape or cable...

Get bottles that match your bar tape or cable housings or helmet. Stylin’!
05-30-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,441
Posted By BCDrums

Seems to be a bunch of them....

Seems to be a bunch of them. (http://www.terrybicycles.com/Search?gclid=Cj0KCQjw_r3nBRDxARIsAJljleGTmOfZFXSZqT3EUfs2laiXdwQvOtST48vfzQKOBcVta2WctYMvp5IaArKAEALw_wcB&search=fly+saddle)
05-28-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,819
Posted By BCDrums

I have two floor pumps, and I changed the gauge...

I have two floor pumps, and I changed the gauge on one of them from a 0-220psi range to a 0-100 range, because I am not running tires beyond 50psi any more. The new scale makes it easier to read...
05-26-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By BCDrums

I think you'll be fine and agree that a tad...

I think you'll be fine and agree that a tad undersized is better than a skosh oversized.

I ride on 650b's (ISO 584mm) and I use 26" tubes (ISO 559mm) in them, as recommended by the tire maker....
05-24-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By BCDrums

My son has his second OT Buckshot 2.0. He bought...

My son has his second OT Buckshot 2.0. He bought the first in January, it failed in April. REI took it back and gave him a refund, and he bought a second one. In spite of its crapping out after three...
05-23-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,441
Posted By BCDrums

Ben, which Terry Fly are you using? I am...

Ben, which Terry Fly are you using? I am currently riding on an Avocet Touring III. Thanks.
05-23-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By BCDrums

Gee, Bob, that's kind of RetroGrouchy. I am...

Gee, Bob, that's kind of RetroGrouchy. I am familiar with paper maps and cue sheets, having navigated with them on a bike from sea to shining sea. I much prefer audio turn-by-turn navigation, I use...
05-23-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By BCDrums

I didn't know there was such a thing as bone...

I didn't know there was such a thing as bone conduction headphones. Looks large on the head.

This speaker sure looks popular, 7700 reviews! Too big for me though. I was hoping for something about...
05-22-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By BCDrums

Need a tiny speaker– Can't hear RWGPS

I did a ride today with the bike club, using Ride with GPS navigation for the first time. I have a small handlebar bag, and I put my iPhone in it. It was difficult to hear the cues. I'd rather not...
05-18-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,824
Posted By BCDrums

I took a chain tool on a cross-country ride and...

I took a chain tool on a cross-country ride and never used it. What are you doing that you need to carry such a tool? “Durable” implies that you expect to use it a lot.
05-18-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,325
Posted By BCDrums

:) Reasonable question. :foo: Still...

:) Reasonable question.


:foo: Still reasonable. The question could be answered without a discussion of triples vs. doubles vs. singles.



:eek: Oooh! That's a provocation. Mentions web...
05-10-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By BCDrums

+1

I agree. The Shaft is a great bike part. I wish they would bring it back.
05-09-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By BCDrums

Aced it

Agree!



Went to my local hardware store (it came up when I searched for Ace, but it's not an Ace) and found a suitable replacement. It's an M5x1.0-30. However, the socket is an 5mm, the...
05-08-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By BCDrums

That will be the last resort. This seat post has...

That will be the last resort. This seat post has been out of production for a decade, I wonder if they will still remember.
05-08-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By BCDrums

I don't know much about matching screws. I did...

I don't know much about matching screws. I did see the M8 at Home Despot, the diameter of the shaft looked much larger than the original screw. I wonder ifthis screw is not metric– a 6mm screw is...
05-08-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By BCDrums

I went to Home Despot to try to match the screw...

I went to Home Despot to try to match the screw visually. No luck there. Tomorrow I will begin the Tour of the Hardware Stores.
05-08-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By BCDrums

Sorry, I have been unclear. I was able to get the...

Sorry, I have been unclear. I was able to get the screw out of the part, and the threads of the part and screw are not damaged. The socket has been rounded. So I'd like to replace it with a new...
05-08-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By BCDrums

What size socket cap screw on Salsa Shaft?

I have stripped the tilt-adjustment socket cap screw on a Salsa Shaft seat post. I always thought the socket cap was a little loose for a 6mm hex, but today it stripped out. I tried to replace it...
05-07-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By BCDrums

I know that riders are 99% satisfied with KMC...

I know that riders are 99% satisfied with KMC chains, but I had a problem with the first one I used. It had a bum Missing Link (see photo in post #5...
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