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11-18-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,274
Posted By rayooo

I'm 66....have been riding more and more the last...

I'm 66....have been riding more and more the last few years.. being retired gives me all kinds of opportunities :thumb:, nothing like going out riding on a "work" day when I'm not working!

I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,756
Posted By rayooo

I've got around 2100 miles on a new eTap AXS...

I've got around 2100 miles on a new eTap AXS (Red) bike. I was a bit apprehensive going SRAM considering I'm a long time Shimano user.

So far, the AXS has been fantastic. No issues whatsoever,...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,484
Posted By rayooo

I don't understand why I've now read each post in...

I don't understand why I've now read each post in this thread... amazing. :foo: :lol:
10-28-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,848
Posted By rayooo

'you mean the guy Hambini? Owner (presumably he...

'you mean the guy Hambini? Owner (presumably he owns the company) of Hambini Performance Engineering? .. BB supplier? bearings...etc.
10-11-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By rayooo

yea it seems to me that the basic techniques for...

yea it seems to me that the basic techniques for getting a bicycle chain moved over to a different ring or cog has been pretty well understood for many years. Some basic tweaks have surely occurred...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By rayooo

I've used it (Red eTap AXS) for a few months now...

I've used it (Red eTap AXS) for a few months now and love it.... Worth it? It's expensive for sure, but at this point I'd do it again.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By rayooo

I've not done accurate miles measurement between...

I've not done accurate miles measurement between charges with mine (eTap), but I'm sure I'm getting well over 500 miles between charges. It's very hilly where I ride, (road only on the eTap bike) I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By rayooo

I've been lucky so far also (Red eTap)......

I've been lucky so far also (Red eTap)... hopefully SRAM will modify the battery manufacturing such to improve that tab strength.
I use it on the road only so probably a factor.
09-04-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 47,982
Posted By rayooo

Whenever I get the urge to "go really fast" (fast...

Whenever I get the urge to "go really fast" (fast for me that is....relatively speaking for sure!) I use the Drops. At any speed above 20 mph or so, I can feel the drag difference between drops and...
Forum: Introductions
09-03-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By rayooo

Welcome! Ah, Colorado! I lived there...

Welcome!

Ah, Colorado! I lived there (Colorado Springs) many years ago. Love it!
08-31-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By rayooo

Whenever I'd replace a chain...and had waited a...

Whenever I'd replace a chain...and had waited a bit too long before doing so, I'd have skipping/jumping on cassette. Replaced cassette and in each case problem was gone.
I've begun to replace...
08-29-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By rayooo

I swore at one point that something in the...

I swore at one point that something in the front/stem/steerer was making noise. more like an occasional "snap" sound.
It turned out to be my seat clamp area.

These things are so annoying and...
08-22-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,432
Posted By rayooo

Myself as well!

Myself as well!
08-12-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By rayooo

hmm, 4 bikes for me so far with thru axles. no...

hmm, 4 bikes for me so far with thru axles. no issues with loosening whatsoever over many years. Maybe someone else can shed more light on this.
08-12-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By rayooo

I have a 2015 Domane 4.5 disc. 'purchased new....

I have a 2015 Domane 4.5 disc. 'purchased new. I've upgraded it a bit, crankset etc. to Ultegra. Seat/Seatpost, wheels. 5k enjoyable miles on it, no issues and I'd not want to part with it!
Good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By rayooo

Ah, yes, good idea on the Allen key, thanks for...

Ah, yes, good idea on the Allen key, thanks for the tip!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By rayooo

I measured mine this morning... I don't have a...

I measured mine this morning... I don't have a feeler gauge so used a piece of paper that just fits between crank arm and derailleur, checking the paper thickness with a caliper shows right around...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By rayooo

My Domane w/Ultegra runs very close also... just...

My Domane w/Ultegra runs very close also... just a few mm.
Forum: Introductions
08-04-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By rayooo

Welcome! I used to travel on business and was...

Welcome! I used to travel on business and was able to visit Montreal on occasion and I always enjoyed visiting!
07-31-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,141
Posted By rayooo

For myself, I sometimes feel like smelling the...

For myself, I sometimes feel like smelling the roses, and, other times I feel like pushing myself as hard as possible. I enjoy both and often mix-it-up on a given ride.

It's fun playing sprinter.....
Replies: 71
Views: 8,391
Posted By rayooo

Wow, an ugly situation for sure. I'd have hoped...

Wow, an ugly situation for sure. I'd have hoped that a company, Canyon or whoever, at the very least instead of misleading you with incorrect information would have put the onus back on you to make...
07-10-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,160
Posted By rayooo

I've noticed over the ages that certain bike...

I've noticed over the ages that certain bike shorts slip different amounts (or slip very little) on specific seats to varying degrees. Sometimes what seems to be the same basic bike shorts fabric...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,119
Posted By rayooo

As I recall back... I believe most of the bikes...

As I recall back... I believe most of the bikes I've owned over the years were mostly Shimano groupsets... more by chance than me preferring Shimano.
Having said that, I've recently splurged...
06-28-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,643
Posted By rayooo

I've only ridden a fat-bike (Scott Big-Jon) a...

I've only ridden a fat-bike (Scott Big-Jon) a couple times, they have a fleet of 'em at a local Lodge/SPA we go to in the winter.

It was amazing fun riding them on trails and especially very rocky...
06-27-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,748
Posted By rayooo

In my own mind I've always separated overtraining...

In my own mind I've always separated overtraining from being injured. I often feel like I overtrain. For me, overtraining doesn't hurt in any specific area. I just don't have the full "go" I might...
06-26-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,201
Posted By rayooo

yes, as previously mentioned... be sure nothing...

yes, as previously mentioned... be sure nothing is seriously wrong... Doctor!

I occasionally run into this on a ride, stretching as also mentioned earlier during the ride... and doing neck...
Forum: Introductions
06-25-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By rayooo

welcome from another NJ rider!

welcome from another NJ rider!
06-23-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By rayooo

whenever I've replaced a chain.... too late.......

whenever I've replaced a chain.... too late.... I've had this issue, causing me to have to replace the cassette.

This has happened twice with two different bikes. Not that cassettes are all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By rayooo

Sounds like you're good-to-go as is! I've...

Sounds like you're good-to-go as is!
I've got a 2015 Domane that I love.. and I've updated the living daylights out of it. Always nice to do a bit of tweaking on the existing ride before...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,765
Posted By rayooo

I used an iPhone for several years exclusively as...

I used an iPhone for several years exclusively as the nav/trip device using MapMyRide and more recently Strava.
It did work well, but, I finally did get a dedicated GPS device... Wahoo Element Bolt....
06-16-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,348
Posted By rayooo

Same here.. for a few years now, no problems.

Same here.. for a few years now, no problems.
06-13-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By rayooo

I'd kept in reasonable physical shape starting in...

I'd kept in reasonable physical shape starting in my mid-20's, thankfully! ...with more than a few times over the years falling-off-the wagon for periods of time for various reasons.

One of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,281
Posted By rayooo

Ah, ah, life's conundrum yet again. I've...

Ah, ah, life's conundrum yet again. I've definitely "justified" spending $$ on all kinds of bike parts/pieces to save a few grams here and there. Sometimes even fairly substantial amounts.

No...
06-07-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,729
Posted By rayooo

Considering the very sizable amount of $$ I've...

Considering the very sizable amount of $$ I've pi$$ed away in my life at the ripe age of 66.... and I've been so very blessed to have it to pi$$ away. Spending $10k on a bike, considering all the...
05-31-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,192
Posted By rayooo

All I know is it takes me a matter of minutes...

All I know is it takes me a matter of minutes when in-the-garage sitting on a bucket. On the road, cars passing, in the grass.. it always seems to take longer (much sometimes) for some reason.
My...
05-18-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,408
Posted By rayooo

Always do.

Always do.
05-17-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By rayooo

Absolutely gorgeous! ENJOY!

Absolutely gorgeous! ENJOY!
05-14-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By rayooo

The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor.....

'what a story....
https://news.wttw.com/2019/05/13/world-s-fastest-man-remembers-cyclist-marshall-major-taylor
Replies: 62
Views: 8,029
Posted By rayooo

Wow, sorry to hear this story! I've (so far)...

Wow, sorry to hear this story!

I've (so far) had good luck with Wiggle/Chain Reaction. When incorrect parts were sent, they promptly sent correct ones. However, I've not had to return anything...
05-14-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,016
Posted By rayooo

For me personally, it's a slight nose-down...

For me personally, it's a slight nose-down position that I've settled on. Pretty much just a trial and error approach got me where I am.

I do find that with nose up, on steep climbs, I have on...
05-12-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,238
Posted By rayooo

I've fallen a few times over the years since...

I've fallen a few times over the years since going clipless. Fortunately just a bit of road rash. As long as I'm paying attention it's all been good, only my own mental lapses have resulted in a...
05-10-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By rayooo

Same on mine (Ultegra) and it is possible to miss...

Same on mine (Ultegra) and it is possible to miss adjust things such that the low trim is virtually non existent. It took me awhile to get a proper setup, some trial-and-error. (ok many) I did...
05-10-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,593
Posted By rayooo

Sweet! Enjoy the miles.. as soon as it stops...

Sweet! Enjoy the miles.. as soon as it stops raining. :)
Forum: Foo
04-27-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By rayooo

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x801/1_dsc_3444_2c2c05c6e7031da115827d2a63c0c3bed5631d14.jpg

Cold again... If not for the early spring colors, it feels like late...
04-27-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,945
Posted By rayooo

I seem to recall urban-legend that stated yes,...

I seem to recall urban-legend that stated yes, frequent "emissions" helped reduce Prostate Cancer... I also think I read that there's no real scientific proof of this.

No matter what the case, ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,501
Posted By rayooo

I do generally in colder temps.... occasionally...

I do generally in colder temps.... occasionally when real hot out to help a little with sweat.
Forum: Introductions
04-24-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By rayooo

Welcome! I'm still new around here myself. It's...

Welcome! I'm still new around here myself. It's a great place for cyclists!
04-14-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,599
Posted By rayooo

I've been using the Finish Line Dry stuff for...

I've been using the Finish Line Dry stuff for awhile now. I only use WD40 for cleaning chain prior to re-lubing with the Finish Line- it's definitely less messy than some, seems to work fine.
04-13-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rayooo

Great looking bike for sure! enjoy and ride safe!

Great looking bike for sure! enjoy and ride safe!
04-12-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,342
Posted By rayooo

'tried padded shorts from time to time, no real...

'tried padded shorts from time to time, no real benefit, even on long rides. pad-less for me.
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