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11-18-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,479
Posted By philbob57

For me, the only solution would be to lose 35-40...

For me, the only solution would be to lose 35-40 years. When I was 35-40, all I needed for 32 degree rides was jean for the legs, and winter gloves and my normal winter parka for my trunk. (Sorry -...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By philbob57

I'm not impressed, either, but ... their first...

I'm not impressed, either, but ... their first indexing solution (positron) was awful. Their first SIS was nothing to write home about. Now, however, if I ever have to give up my 1973 MKM, I expect...
11-04-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,765
Posted By philbob57

I ride where the traffic is light, and I stop at...

I ride where the traffic is light, and I stop at red lights. I stop at stop signs unless I have a lot of visibility both left and right AND I can be sure there are no cars coming, which means there...
10-31-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,050
Posted By philbob57

Late '80s, riding along in a group, we passed a...

Late '80s, riding along in a group, we passed a guy walking around an old Ferrari. 'Is that a 250 GT?' asked a rider. 'It was,' the driver said, 'I'm about to shoot it.'
10-27-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By philbob57

What kind of platfom pedals? The ones I have are...

What kind of platfom pedals? The ones I have are pinned, and the pins hold my shoes pretty tight.
10-27-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,979
Posted By philbob57

I suspect the first 1000 mile year is a big deal...

I suspect the first 1000 mile year is a big deal for everyone, especially with all that climbing, especially with that surgical background. Congratulations!
10-24-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By philbob57

I'd check into a carpal tunnel syndrome...

I'd check into a carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis. If it's CTS, the surgery is simple, and it works. BTDT.
10-24-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,757
Posted By philbob57

I've used a Lezyne Macro with a Wahoo...

I've used a Lezyne Macro with a Wahoo speed/cadence sensor all year with no real trouble. I've installed the sensor with an o-ring, and it moves every few rides, so I stop to adjust it, but that's...
10-24-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By philbob57

Fillet-brazed frames - Schwinn Super Sport, some...

Fillet-brazed frames - Schwinn Super Sport, some custom frames, and ? - and the French internally lugged frames from the right period also qualify.
10-12-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By philbob57

I have a slightly different problem. You're still...

I have a slightly different problem. You're still young. At 75, I'm not. But I agree with you absolutely - enjoy what I can do, not what I can't.
10-12-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,383
Posted By philbob57

I repeat, more bluntly: You do not know what...

I repeat, more bluntly:

You do not know what demands are placed on people beside yourself. You do not know what resources many other people have. You do not know how income and wealth are...
10-11-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations! 1,000 miles is a nice ...um......

Congratulations! 1,000 miles is a nice ...um... milestone.
10-11-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,383
Posted By philbob57

That's pretty arrogant. I simply don't see how...

That's pretty arrogant. I simply don't see how you have much knowledge of other people's pocketbooks.

Probably pretty ignorant, too. Take a look at your income. Then take a look at income...
10-06-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24,792
Views: 2,357,894
Posted By philbob57

23+ miles, sunny to partly cloudy, 65 degrees. I...

23+ miles, sunny to partly cloudy, 65 degrees. I felt pretty cold despite 3 layers of jersey and shorts plus tights. Feeling cold at 65 degrees is not something I ever expected.
10-05-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By philbob57

Some further thoughts.... I had to tip the...

Some further thoughts....

I had to tip the nose of the Brooks up a bit; otherwise, I kept sliding forward on the smooth leather. I believe it's common, though not universal, for riders to tilt the...
09-30-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,196
Posted By philbob57

Goal 200, rode 192. Still, I'm 158 miles ahead of...

Goal 200, rode 192. Still, I'm 158 miles ahead of last year. Hampered by high winds.

Goal for October: 100.
09-28-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By philbob57

Hills? I ascend and descend 400'-500' over 20-30...

Hills? I ascend and descend 400'-500' over 20-30 miles on my usual route.:) But now that I think of it, there are some short hills from road above Lake Michigan down to the beaches, which will serve...
09-27-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By philbob57

Heart rate and speed

I do not go fast, but I can ride 25 or 30 miles and recover quickly.

On some rides, especially against the wind, my HR gets into the 140s and stays there, even though I'm only going 12-13 mph. I'm...
09-26-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By philbob57

My own experience is that I need the nose down...

My own experience is that I need the nose down about 10mm to prevent numbness. I base my setup on Steve Hogg, Colby Pearce, and especially the patent application, which is IMO essential reading for...
09-25-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By philbob57

So did I, and it is certainly similar. It's...

So did I, and it is certainly similar. It's covered by the same patent, after all. The distance from the deepest part of the dip to the highest part of the nose was at least 10 mm longer for the...
09-25-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By philbob57

I assume the rubber in the Cambium flexes more...

I assume the rubber in the Cambium flexes more than the leather of the B17 Imp, and I imagine it's more comfortable.

I'm on a tight budget, so I first tried the TRK for it's low cost - maybe $50...
09-25-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,423
Posted By philbob57

Just for the record, I used LR44s for a few...

Just for the record, I used LR44s for a few years. They lasted a year or 1000 miles. That is, I rode 1000 miles/year, and I installed new batteries at the beginning of a season, and they weren't...
09-24-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,390
Posted By philbob57

Do you not ever stop in an emergency? That's when...

Do you not ever stop in an emergency? That's when I appreciate an inch of space between me and the TT.

One of the prevailing thoughts about purchasing a bike is to pick the smaller, if you're...
09-24-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By philbob57

My first Tickr Fit started turning itself off and...

My first Tickr Fit started turning itself off and on for a few minutes after 15-20 miles. Wahoo sent me a new one, which has been operating as expected for 700 miles.

The first one tracked a...
09-24-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By philbob57

I fought numbness for 2-3 years. Went through an...

I fought numbness for 2-3 years. Went through an Avocet Touring and a fizik Aliante. Then a B17 Imperial -I got numb after 12-15 miles on that. The Selle Anatomica looks like it might be better than...
09-24-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,390
Posted By philbob57

It's also important if one comes down hard on the...

It's also important if one comes down hard on the top tube.

I agree on this. Most people riding road bikes rest on their pubic rami, not their ischial tuberosities.

Where do you see that? I...
09-24-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By philbob57

Can't really say, but I'm on my 2nd tickr Fit...

Can't really say, but I'm on my 2nd tickr Fit since buying the first one last November. I've ridden 1100 miles. That's just 1 or 2 data points, depending on how one counts.
09-24-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By philbob57

Those of us who are short and have relatively...

Those of us who are short and have relatively longer trunks and shorter legs than most cyclists really like 21" STs and 22" TTs.:) BTW, your frame's head tube is longer than my 21" frame's HT, so I...
09-23-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18,101
Views: 2,875,586
Posted By philbob57

Not in South Carolina....

Not in South Carolina....
09-23-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By philbob57

I bought my 1973 MKM Dominator as a used frame in...

I bought my 1973 MKM Dominator as a used frame in 1981, and the label said that its tubes, forks, and stays forks are 531DB. I believe the Super Courses have straight gauge 531 for their 3 frame...
09-23-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By philbob57

If it's the Chicago Tourmalet, I think it's been...

If it's the Chicago Tourmalet, I think it's been on CL for ages. I don't remember when it was first listed, but I think it's been on sale continuously for over a year. I don't know if the guy has...
09-20-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,993
Posted By philbob57

To clarify: 1) I don't play chicken with...

To clarify:

1) I don't play chicken with young schmucks. When I see a bike being ridden no handed coming towards me, and the bike isn't going in a straight line, I'll ride a few yards at the bike....
09-19-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
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: 176
Views: 11,993
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
Replies: 3,036
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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: 24,792
Views: 2,357,894
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: 56
Views: 3,153
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: 346
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: 754
Views: 49,031
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: 1,241
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: 754
Views: 49,031
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
Replies: 24,792
Views: 2,357,894
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: 322
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: 993
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: 7,223
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: 1,055
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: 1,531
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
Replies: 24,792
Views: 2,357,894
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: 1,055
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: 646
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...
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