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09-19-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By philbob57

I never was able to use the phone computer...

I never was able to use the phone computer reliably. Another alternative is something from Lezyne - a Macro is $100, usually available on sale somewhere. At still lower prices you can find Brytons...
09-19-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 148
Posted By philbob57

If he's not riding in a perfectly straight line,...

If he's not riding in a perfectly straight line, I adjust my course to go straight at him. That usually gets his hands on his bars. If he's going straight on smooth paving, I'll let him be. I have...
09-18-19, 08:03 PM
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Posted By philbob57

I put off a shoulder replacement until the pain...

I put off a shoulder replacement until the pain started impacting my sleep, which placed the surgery in mid-March, which placed my first ride in mid-June. I could have lost less riding time if I had...
09-18-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24,615
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Posted By philbob57

31 miles in beautiful weather. Brings me to the...

31 miles in beautiful weather. Brings me to the highest annual mileage since the early '90s.
09-18-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By philbob57

I'm not all that capable with posting photos....

I'm not all that capable with posting photos. Think LP12 (Valhalla, Cirkus, current through 1990), rosewood base, dustcover, Naim ARO, Linn Karma, with a 1973 patinaed blue MKM in front of it. I...
09-18-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By philbob57

Does the pull ratio dictate the shifters or the...

Does the pull ratio dictate the shifters or the rear der?
09-18-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 24,657
Posted By philbob57

I get that you apparently don't need more than 2...

I get that you apparently don't need more than 2 hand positions for most riding. That doesn't give you the knowledge you need to tell anybody else how many positions they need.

As a kid, I used...
09-15-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By philbob57

...Or one could just understand that one can't...

...Or one could just understand that one can't replicate the road experience at reasonable cost, and it's acceptable to get a tool that allows keeping up some fitness with some resemblance to...
09-15-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 24,657
Posted By philbob57

Let me get this straight. It's not dropped bars...

Let me get this straight. It's not dropped bars vs. flat bars. It's dropped bars vs. flat bars with bar ends. Is that right?

My hands don't fit flatbars with my wrists in their least stressed...
09-14-19, 10:03 PM
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Posted By philbob57

26 miles under sunny skies, mostly mid- to upper-...

26 miles under sunny skies, mostly mid- to upper- 70s, light SW wind. Quick recovery, then a walk down to Northwestern's stadium to see NU beat UNLV. Man, 8 mph headwinds are so much easier to deal...
09-12-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By philbob57

You shouldn't need a new rear der to go to...

You shouldn't need a new rear der to go to 7-speed. Any der that can do 6 normally spaced cogs (not necessarily Ultra-6) should be able to do 7. My V-GT works fine for indexed shifting over 7 cogs,...
09-11-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By philbob57

What thread was that (a link might help people...

What thread was that (a link might help people who come after you, since this comes up every so often)?

Also, mild carpal tunnel syndrome is a possibility. That's based on my being diagnosed with...
09-11-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,336
Posted By philbob57

Actually, I think am built a lot like OP - 66.5"...

Actually, I think am built a lot like OP - 66.5" in height, 30.75" cycling inseam, 32" or 33" dress shirt sleeve length. I ride a 1973 English road frame, 21" (CTT, since it's English) seat tube, 22"...
09-11-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By philbob57

What does your doc say about an artificial hip?

What does your doc say about an artificial hip?
09-10-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By philbob57

Funny, I have the same thought - back too far on...

Funny, I have the same thought - back too far on the saddle. Also, I think you'll be more comfortable if you bend your elbows in all positions.
09-10-19, 07:05 PM
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Posted By philbob57

August 30 - great 36 mile ride with quick...

August 30 - great 36 mile ride with quick recovery. The plan was to ride a couple of times during the 1st week of September, 40 miles on 9/8, a couple of easy rides, and then 50 on 9/15 at the...
09-10-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By philbob57

Can you say more about where the pain is?

Can you say more about where the pain is?
09-08-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By philbob57

Selling vintage parts: when are prices highest?

Is there an annual cycle for price fluctuations for vintage parts? If so, whet are the best times to sell? When are the best times to buy?

For example, when do people look for parts for an Eroica...
09-08-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By philbob57

3rd hand for adjusting brakes.

3rd hand for adjusting brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By philbob57

Kool-Stop Tire Jack?

Kool-Stop Tire Jack?
09-04-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,530
Posted By philbob57

Especially if you have someone who will help with...

Especially if you have someone who will help with the measurements, I recommend trying out this: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp. I suggest that because maybe a...
09-04-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By philbob57

Sounds urgent. What does Lezyne say? Or are they...

Sounds urgent. What does Lezyne say? Or are they not answering their phone except with voicemail?
09-04-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By philbob57

Depends on budget. I like my DMR V12s. I chose...

Depends on budget. I like my DMR V12s. I chose them over competing pedals because they were the biggest and flattest at my desired price. For reviews, look in BMX forums and reviews.
09-03-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By philbob57

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1180641...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1180641-tanner-s-orchard-vintage-steel-bike-ride-peoria-il-usa-sept-28-2019-a.html
09-02-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By philbob57

Adding up the number of people who pass me? That...

Adding up the number of people who pass me? That would take one hell of a battery! For my enjoyment, it's temp, wind speed and direction, sunshine, whether or not Baker Boys is open (a local balery),...
09-02-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By philbob57

I'm sitting at home during wonderful riding...

I'm sitting at home during wonderful riding weather because of side effects of the 1st Shingrix shot 2 days ago, feeling sorry for myself. You've reminded me that it's better than getting shingles,...
09-02-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,493
Posted By philbob57

How do you keep knee warmers from falling down?

How do you keep knee warmers from falling down?
09-02-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 24,657
Posted By philbob57

'Dirt drop' bars look a lot like 'randonneur'...

'Dirt drop' bars look a lot like 'randonneur' bars. I hate 'marketing'.
09-01-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By philbob57

If all you want to do is track miles, something...

If all you want to do is track miles, something like this will do:...
08-31-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,336
Posted By philbob57

OK. I, too, have relatively short legs and long...

OK. I, too, have relatively short legs and long torso/arm combo. I rode a bike sized like yours for a couple of years, but I felt cramped. The cure was:

1) bike with longer top tube - 21" seat...
08-31-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By philbob57

Closing the loop: I bought a Sunrace SLR80...

Closing the loop: I bought a Sunrace SLR80 8-speed downtube shifter to go with a Shimano 7-speed freewheel and my V-GT rder. Even with the 0.2 mm narrower 8-speed spacing, the only problem I've found...
08-30-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5,453
Views: 431,826
Posted By philbob57

SunRace SLR-80 - SunRace | SLR80...

SunRace SLR-80 - SunRace | SLR80 (http://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/slr80). My first foray into indexed shifting on my 1973 MKM. I went for the 8-speed even though I use a 7-speed freewheel...
08-30-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By philbob57

Looks like a GREAT trip! Something unforgettable...

Looks like a GREAT trip! Something unforgettable memories are made of.

Did you make your son carry more than you did?

It's pretty good timing. Sometime in the next few years, he won't want to...
08-30-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By philbob57

1) Size of vintage frame measurement - CTC or...

1) Size of vintage frame measurement - CTC or CTT? 54 cm CTC is about 56.5 cm CTT. IIRC, the Treks are measured and advertised CTT; I don't know about the Puchs.

2) A rule of thumb for frame...
08-30-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,017
Posted By philbob57

You Southerners: how do you do it in that heat...

You Southerners: how do you do it in that heat and humidity???? I doff helmet to you. Allen TX? SE US? Forsooth!

I doubt that I'll ride tomorrow, so:

My goals for August were: ride more miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By philbob57

I ride heavier so I can get home in case of flat...

I ride heavier so I can get home in case of flat or mechanical problem - tools, spare tube, phone in a handlebar bag, rear rack, lock, computer (well, I can get home without that), pump. Maybe a...
08-27-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,289
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations! Cool story. The last time I...

Congratulations! Cool story.

The last time I rode with my wife, she had to rest twice in 3 miles. That was probably 1982. (We're still together; she's just not a cyclist.)
08-27-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24,615
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Posted By philbob57

23+ miles in high winds, partly sunny, high 70s....

23+ miles in high winds, partly sunny, high 70s. Brings me to 901 miles for the year, 140 or so ahead of last year. 265 for the month.
08-27-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By philbob57

Looks bigger than 58.

Looks bigger than 58.
08-26-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By philbob57

The article is out of date. I used a Polar OH1. I...

The article is out of date. I used a Polar OH1. I liked that it had a memory. I liked the band. I didn't like the battery - I got 6 hours/charge, instead of the expected 10-12 hours.

I bought a...
08-26-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 161,360
Posted By philbob57

Aaargh! Photo not necessary - I botched the...

Aaargh! Photo not necessary - I botched the adjustment. I woke up this morning realizing what the problem was: in adjusting the outermost cog I kept the original tension on the cable.

A short...
08-26-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By philbob57

Some people do friction for lots of cogs. It's...

Some people do friction for lots of cogs. It's easy to get new downtube indexed shifters for 8-speed and 7-speed cogs. Maybe not the highest quality, but brand new, delivered in as little as one day,...
08-25-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,554
Posted By philbob57

I was getting myself into a situation in which I...

I was getting myself into a situation in which I wasn't out of breath but felt like I just had to stop. I stop for a few minutes, then ride for 5-10 minutes and feel I had to stop again repetitively....
08-25-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,350
Posted By philbob57

I generally use 2 in back and 2 in front, with...

I generally use 2 in back and 2 in front, with occasional use of a 3rd or even a 4th, depending on conditions. The specific rear cogs change as the season progresses and as I get stronger..
08-25-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 161,360
Posted By philbob57

Swapped my Ultra-6 speed 14-26 freewheel for a...

Swapped my Ultra-6 speed 14-26 freewheel for a Shimano 7-speed 14-28. Kept my Suntour Power Shifters and V-GT der. The der doesn't have the range for all 7 cogs, but the shifting is so much better...
08-25-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By philbob57

What is your budget? I really like the Five Ten...

What is your budget? I really like the Five Ten Freeriders at $100, the last time I looked, maybe 20% off up until Labor Day. They fit my feet and really grip the pedals, and the soles are made to...
08-23-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24,615
Views: 2,317,914
Posted By philbob57

8/22 - low 70s and windy, almost 28 miles about...

8/22 - low 70s and windy, almost 28 miles about which I have mixed feelings. First, I felt cold ... I never expected I'd feel cold at 70 degrees. Second, the wind sapped my spirit. It seemed to be...
08-23-19, 10:53 AM
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Posted By philbob57

My SIL performed on at least one bill with Stan...

My SIL performed on at least one bill with Stan Rogers. I won't repeat her comments. No matter what he was like in person, many of his songs are very powerful, meaningful, and entertaining. I can see...
08-23-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,937
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Views: 384,215
Posted By philbob57

Yikes! I haven't even thought of Stan Rogers for...

Yikes! I haven't even thought of Stan Rogers for at least a decade....:) I'm very glad you beat the odds. I can't imagine how much effort you had to exert.
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I turned 75 a month ago. I stopped...
08-23-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,647
Posted By philbob57

I, too, assume most have the capability. I know...

I, too, assume most have the capability. I know the manual for at least some of the Brytons say you can turn GPS off. I the Lezynes have the same ability. There's more to the GPS world than Garmin.
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