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10-27-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 626
Posted By deacon mark

I get 8000 miles probably 10000 but have out new...

I get 8000 miles probably 10000 but have out new one on at around 8K.
10-24-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By deacon mark

Without question Wipperman Connex by far the best...

Without question Wipperman Connex by far the best and easiest. I use one for 2 chains then buy a new one. More money but way more time saved using.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,151
Posted By deacon mark

Don't ride in ice. I took spill on it turning on...

Don't ride in ice. I took spill on it turning on some black ice cost me 3 stainless steel screws in my left hip. Thank goodness it was not displaced and went back at running in 16 weeks but no ice...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,840
Posted By deacon mark

My Habanero is about 19 pounds with pedals no big...

My Habanero is about 19 pounds with pedals no big deal. It rides better than 15 pound wonders even up a a huge climb because I can descend and make up the difference. It is a 58 in frame.
10-16-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By deacon mark

My 31 year old son got it way back in April. I...

My 31 year old son got it way back in April. I did not even know till he was over it. He said he ran a fever first time in 15 years for maybe two days. Could not smell a thing or taste. He pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 787,413
Posted By deacon mark

Habareno does for sure.

Habareno does for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,645
Posted By deacon mark

Great post Rob. I repair guitars for a living and...

Great post Rob. I repair guitars for a living and it requires very specialized tools. A person could conceivably what few videos and possibly figure out how to do a fret dressing. The issue is you...
10-10-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 992
Posted By deacon mark

You got 6 years out of them, replace both housing...

You got 6 years out of them, replace both housing and cable. A nice fresh start to possibly 6 more years. You have beat all the odds unless you ride very little.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By deacon mark

I have 10000k on my GP ii 4000s still another...

I have 10000k on my GP ii 4000s still another 1500 i think.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By deacon mark

I been a runner and cycling for 42 years. Started...

I been a runner and cycling for 42 years. Started keep a running log daily in 1985. Wrote it on a little calendar. To this day I still have a written log I write in each day running and/or cycling....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,414
Posted By deacon mark

I have a very nice Wilier I bought in January...

I have a very nice Wilier I bought in January 2014. It rides great and still has the threaded bottom bracket which is why I bought it. After that year they went to press fits. Then I bought my...
09-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,437
Posted By deacon mark

Wish you lived near me I would do it way less...

Wish you lived near me I would do it way less than $250. That seems a lot of money to build up a bike that is about 90% built.
09-26-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,437
Posted By deacon mark

In 2010 I bought a Bikes Direct Motobecane...

In 2010 I bought a Bikes Direct Motobecane Immortal Spirit. It is a CF racing bike and it was wonderful. I road it for 3 years had 10,000 miles on it never a bit of trouble. Sold it for like $700 is...
09-21-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By deacon mark

I make it easy. I use any dish soap on hand but...

I make it easy. I use any dish soap on hand but usually have simple green. Many times I just hang the bike in basement and spray bottle the frame and places that are dirty. That avoids getting any...
09-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,308
Posted By deacon mark

[QUOTE=Bigbus;21700619]I still haven't mastered...

[QUOTE=Bigbus;21700619]I still haven't mastered riding without hands in the standing position for more than a few seconds while pedaling, but other than that I stand up with my arms out when coming...
09-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,069
Posted By deacon mark

Not an issue. Lost my bride of 32 years 18...

Not an issue. Lost my bride of 32 years 18 months ago. Being a deacon I took the vow of celibacy if she went before me. I give up all my bikes to have her here now regardless.

Letís go ride beer...
09-18-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By deacon mark

For me this easy. Forget 6800 just buy 105 7000...

For me this easy. Forget 6800 just buy 105 7000 11 sp groupset. It will do the same thing cheaper and be miles better than what you have. Buy the whole group set crank and all. Buy one new rear wheel...
09-17-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By deacon mark

Cassettes are hard to judge when they are worn....

Cassettes are hard to judge when they are worn. The test is exactly what you did. You put a new chain on and the chain slips this is the indicator that the cassette is worn out. Cassette wear varies...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By deacon mark

Sounds like a pretty good move but I think my...

Sounds like a pretty good move but I think my only issue is I don't like press fit bottom brackets and so I would go to a Titanium Frame with threaded BB. A Lynskey would be nice and maybe price wise...
09-12-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 682
Posted By deacon mark

Save your money go to Menards or Home Depot and...

Save your money go to Menards or Home Depot and buy cutting pliers. There are a variety of types I manage to find a Master Force Cable cutter at Menards for $12. They do the same thing as any bike...
08-31-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By deacon mark

I don't care what anyone says a nibble bike that...

I don't care what anyone says a nibble bike that weights 19 pounds is taking 11 off yours and probably could get it to 18 pounds. That is a big difference even touring and you can set a road bike up...
08-14-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,710
Posted By deacon mark

i am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars. I could...

i am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars. I could tension a wheel by ear completely but I use a Park Tension meter. It works well and it also tells me my ear is still very good. The pitch of the DS...
08-01-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By deacon mark

I am a solo rider almost entirely. I like to ride...

I am a solo rider almost entirely. I like to ride when I want, at the pace I want to go, and in the direction I lead myself. For me I have to keep it simple. I am a runner too which is even more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By deacon mark

Well I have a very nice Wilier CF bike I bought...

Well I have a very nice Wilier CF bike I bought in 2013. Then in 2017 I bought my Habanero TI and it weighs about 17.8 pounds without pedal and the Wilier is maybe around a pound lighter tops. In any...
07-09-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,643
Posted By deacon mark

I went to Titanium 3.5 years ago and would not...

I went to Titanium 3.5 years ago and would not look back. I have a very nice Wilier CF Grand Turisimo that is comfortable but frankly the Ti just a bit better. It is much more nimble and quiet too....
06-29-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,299
Posted By deacon mark

Century Time?

So generally for normal folks a 5 hour century is considered an pretty good accomplishment regardless of age riding solo. It use to be a goal of mine and about 7-9 years ago I never did a 5 hour...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,783
Posted By deacon mark

What the pros do and what you and I do are 2...

What the pros do and what you and I do are 2 completely different things. They crash or ruin a frame and they get a new frame. Those of us who are just ordinary riders probably would be better of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,783
Posted By deacon mark

This is why Titanium is really the way to go,...

This is why Titanium is really the way to go, that to me should not be so fragile.
05-25-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,370
Posted By deacon mark

Riding in Dec 2015 I slipped on ice turning the...

Riding in Dec 2015 I slipped on ice turning the bike. I landed right on the right hip. The short story is I broke it and non-displaced fracture. The dr did the surgery and parishioner where I am...
03-24-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
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...
03-02-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,006
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...
12-27-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
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: 7,201
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: 4,912
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,856
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,136
Posted By deacon mark

Once you get on a Titanium frame the flex stops...

Once you get on a Titanium frame the flex stops and it rides like no CF can quite do. There is no difference in speed between my Ti and CF. The Ti just rides much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,622
Posted By deacon mark

I cannot find a better tire than Conti 4000ii's....

I cannot find a better tire than Conti 4000ii's. I still run them 23 and they are plenty wide enough a true 23 if not a bit bigger. I weigh 170 run about 100 psi in rear and 94is on front. These...
05-21-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,984
Posted By deacon mark

I am 57 rest pulse is 40-42 been running and...

I am 57 rest pulse is 40-42 been running and cycling all my life. I cannot get my heart rate about 155 that I can recall in the last few years. On a huge climb about 8% grade I got it to about 154...
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