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Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Neighbor party kept me awake but I went to join...

Neighbor party kept me awake but I went to join the shorter ride I was whining about and I had a good time. Longish drive from home and we started part way up the canyon at around 3000 feet and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

I heard the rattlers are out early but I haven't...

I heard the rattlers are out early but I haven't seen one yet. Today a friend went to the trail I was on last Wednesday and she saw one....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Still having anxiety about riding tomorrow. The...

Still having anxiety about riding tomorrow. The mtb ride is out, so I'm torn between 2 tough road rides. I like both rides and I like the people at both but the out and back ride has a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,242
Posted By big john

Please don't link that stuff here or post...

Please don't link that stuff here or post gruesome pictures.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,242
Posted By big john

We've all seen the stuff you are referring to,,...

We've all seen the stuff you are referring to,, we don't need to see it again. If you are afraid of cf, get an all metal bike. It's pointless to come to this forum and try and convince people their...
04-09-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,773
Posted By big john

If only it were that simple.

If only it were that simple.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By big john

Those tires could be over 600 grams each,...

Those tires could be over 600 grams each, according to the internet. Those wheels are almost certainly heavy. For a bike like that, who cares? It's not like you're doing climbing rides on it.
Having...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By big john

Find the bike you want and if it doesn't have a...

Find the bike you want and if it doesn't have a low enough gear, you can change it. The dealer might help with that. Most likely any new bike you buy will have enough gear range for most riding,...
04-08-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 356,871
Posted By big john

Cool! Does your son have a mountain bike, too?

Cool! Does your son have a mountain bike, too?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Yeah, usually.

Yeah, usually.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

What if I yelled "Tarmac"? Actually these...

What if I yelled "Tarmac"?

Actually these guys may have been non-English speakers.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

I was in the car heading downhill and a large...

I was in the car heading downhill and a large peloton was coming up toward me. I moved to the right and hung out the window and yelled "Allez! Allez!". They looked at me like I was from outer space.
04-08-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 356,871
Posted By big john

Didn't you get a Stumpjumper ?

Didn't you get a Stumpjumper ?
04-08-21, 01:52 PM
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Views: 356,871
Posted By big john

What are the courses like? How long are the races?

What are the courses like? How long are the races?
04-08-21, 11:47 AM
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Views: 356,871
Posted By big john

What would you recommend for someone like me who...

What would you recommend for someone like me who breaks wheels and likes to use hand laced rims on my existing hubs? Is DT Swiss still viable? I only have rim brake road bikes and don't use...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,242
Posted By big john

I don't know why you'd think that.

I don't know why you'd think that.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Had one fall out of a Campagnolo crankset and mtb...

Had one fall out of a Campagnolo crankset and mtb cranks, too. I always use blue Loctite on them now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,242
Posted By big john

CAAD Optimo 3 | Race Bikes | Cannondale...

CAAD Optimo 3 | Race Bikes | Cannondale (https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bikes/road/race/caad-optimo/caad-optimo-3?sku=c14301m1044)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,242
Posted By big john

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4...

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4 pounds for steel, 3 pounds for aluminum or titanium, and carbon fiber frames can be under 2 pounds but some are 3 pounds. So if you had aluminum and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Had a noise like that on my steel bike with...

Had a noise like that on my steel bike with Ultegra bb. Wouldn't make the noise unless I was on the bike pedaling. Took the bb apart. It all looked good but after I regreased it the noise never came...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

It might be worth looking into if you can find a...

It might be worth looking into if you can find a trustworthy person in your area who has the machine. It can be an alternative to surgery and it seems to work for some people. My clubmate/friend is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

I don't know if it's appropriate in your case but...

I don't know if it's appropriate in your case but have you heard of spinal decompression? Supposed to work on bulging discs, don't know if it's advised for ruptured discs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

They're outrageous!

They're outrageous!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Soon they're gonna be in bloom up in Annandale.

Soon they're gonna be in bloom up in Annandale.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

William and Mary won't do.

William and Mary won't do.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Just got invited to another climbing ride this...

Just got invited to another climbing ride this Saturday. This one is only 51 miles with 7000 feet heavily front loaded. I know I can handle this one, the other one gives me self-doubt, even though...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

A guy did that in class and got it in the hair of...

A guy did that in class and got it in the hair of the girl in front of him. The teacher was pissed! The problem was Seconal, what we called Reds, or downers.
Funny the things I remember from school.
04-07-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 356,871
Posted By big john

There is definitely a shortage as of 2020. People...

There is definitely a shortage as of 2020. People told me they hadn't been able to source anything from Mavic all year. Also, I think Mavic was sold or reorganized. The places I usually get rims from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Tumbelweed Connection came out my senior year....

Tumbelweed Connection came out my senior year. Along with Led Zeppelin III, Santana Abraxas, many others.
Elton John - Come down in time (1970) Tumbleweed Connection - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

I lived with some bikers in 1976. Harley type...

I lived with some bikers in 1976. Harley type bikers. It was an experience. Frampton Comes Alive was played there often.
04-06-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 356,871
Posted By big john

I wanted an Open Pro 32 hole a couple months ago...

I wanted an Open Pro 32 hole a couple months ago and none of the usual sources had one. Finally found a shop that had some about 25 miles from here.
04-06-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 356,871
Posted By big john

Zen and the Art of Wheelbuilding?

Zen and the Art of Wheelbuilding?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

After the initial climbing up to 6000 feet...

After the initial climbing up to 6000 feet elevation there is a 23 mile descent. Here is me from a different year getting ready to descend....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Pics from the ride I'm considering this Saturday....

Pics from the ride I'm considering this Saturday. Me and Cassave leading the group before we go back up into the mountains where I will go otb....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Nice ride today though we had headwind on the way...

Nice ride today though we had headwind on the way back. We rode out to a country store and sat outside and ate cannoli that my friend bought for us. I also had one of those new Cokes with coffee, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Looks pretty good! The member Cassave who...

Looks pretty good! The member Cassave who replied to your thread is in my club. Nice man and he is also a framebuilder. Haven't seen him but once in a year.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,942
Posted By big john

The difference is on a motorcycle you're...

The difference is on a motorcycle you're (hopefully) wearing a full-face helmet, protective boots and gloves, leather jacket, nylon or leather pants, and maybe some pads.
On a bicycle you're wearing...
04-06-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 356,871
Posted By big john

You don't have to use a truing stand. You can put...

You don't have to use a truing stand. You can put the wheel in the frame or fork to spin it or rig up something else. A tensionmeter would be helpful, but you can even get by without one if you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Getting ready to meet 2 others for a ride....

Getting ready to meet 2 others for a ride. Another lady was supposed to come but she's a last minute cancel. Haven't seen her in a year and I was really looking forward to it.:(
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Awesome! First time you met? I did nothing...

Awesome! First time you met?
I did nothing today, btw.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Vintage Mavic MA40 rims--pair. 36h clincher 700c...

Vintage Mavic MA40 rims--pair. 36h clincher 700c | eBay...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Mavic MA40 Dura Ace front wheel Vintage (W17) |...

Mavic MA40 Dura Ace front wheel Vintage (W17) | eBay...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,942
Posted By big john

I agree 100% for some roads but the one EricF...

I agree 100% for some roads but the one EricF posted above is actually pretty nice. There are some hard braking turns but it isn't one of those descents that wears you out. To me the worst ones are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,942
Posted By big john

Some years ago a guy at work started riding bikes...

Some years ago a guy at work started riding bikes and got a nice, light mtb. This guy had spent his life on 2 wheels, raced desert, a little motocross, etc., so he had the skill for mtb riding. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

He did, but I don't think his ship came in.

He did, but I don't think his ship came in.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Maybe one like this. ...

Maybe one like this.
https://www.norco.com/cmsb/uploads/bikes/bikes/my21_optic_c2_29_shimano_blue_blue_black-full.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

I'd like to leave the Camelbak at home on short...

I'd like to leave the Camelbak at home on short rides, I used to do that on my old bike but this bike doesn't have a lot of frame mount eyelets. It has bottle mount bosses under the shock but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

I avoid jumping for the most part but once in a...

I avoid jumping for the most part but once in a while I get a little air. I like that little bit of silence when the tires leave the ground. I'm wearing the stupid Camelbak which tends to rise up...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

I cruised through one of the local parks on my...

I cruised through one of the local parks on my way back from riding. Lots of families there and the smell of carne asada was in the air. I don't often eat beef but I love that smell.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 12,220
Posted By big john

Got out for a couple hours on the mtb. Felt ok...

Got out for a couple hours on the mtb. Felt ok considering the hammerfest yesterday and the neighbor kids having another party last night. They play beer pong right outside my bedroom window and the...
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