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06-21-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By volosong

Nails it pretty accurately. I've had round bars...

Nails it pretty accurately. I've had round bars for ages and recently went with aero bars. Sans attachments, the aero bars are much quieter. It is the attachments that create most of the noise.
06-17-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,656
Posted By volosong

The "Idaho Stop" law was the clinching factor in...

The "Idaho Stop" law was the clinching factor in my decision to move to Idaho upon retirement.

On one of my recon trips here before retirement, while riding across the prairie farmland to a...
06-17-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,525
Views: 522,323
Posted By volosong

My latest "n+1". A Kestrel MXZ hardtail with SRAM...

My latest "n+1". A Kestrel MXZ hardtail with SRAM 1x12 drivetrain. I'm really loving this bike.
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06-17-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,218
Posted By volosong

Thought I'd give a brief report on two outings...

Thought I'd give a brief report on two outings with the above described bike. There is an image of the bike below and an image of the trails upon which I made the two rides last week. Both rides were...
06-06-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,218
Posted By volosong

I have one in transit right now. It shipped...

I have one in transit right now. It shipped yesterday and will take a week or so to make it to the boonies of Idaho. It's a carbon hardtail MTB with a SRAM 1x12 GX Eagle. Chainring is 32T and...
06-04-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3,403
Views: 443,926
Posted By volosong

Beautiful Mondia. I should get mine re-painted...

Beautiful Mondia. I should get mine re-painted and restored, but it has the fade-out to chrome and I don't trust anyone local to paint it.
05-24-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,358
Posted By volosong

I've been a Type II for about ten years and it...

I've been a Type II for about ten years and it hasn't really affected my cycling. Now, advancing age, that's another issue. I take meds twice a day and insulin in the evening before bed. When I...
05-24-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,466
Posted By volosong

Several of my road bikes have a compact chainring...

Several of my road bikes have a compact chainring and a wide-ratio cassette. 50/34 on the front and 11-32 on the rear. Ultegra. Requires the long-cage rear derailleur, but shifts smooth and the...
05-24-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,692
Posted By volosong

One minor point first, and unrelated to your...

One minor point first, and unrelated to your question. Once you have been diagnosed as having Diabetes Mellitus, you will always have it till the day you die. The better way to think of it in your...
05-15-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By volosong

Thanks guys for the info. Leebo, can't answer...

Thanks guys for the info. Leebo, can't answer you. Like I said, I'm a roadie and know nothing about mountain bikes. I can keep a road bike running just fine, but am at a loss to know how to keep a...
05-14-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By volosong

Can a front fork be rebuilt?

First my apologies. I have been a life-long hard-core roadie and know next to nothing about mountain bikes and their suspension. I do have a MTB, a Kona Hei Hei that is full suspension. It's a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,923
Posted By volosong

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Pocket Rocket with a triple chainring. Beast is fairly quick and fast.
01-15-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3,036
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Views: 403,312
Posted By volosong

Sloth Cycling Team ...

Sloth Cycling Team

https://globalcyclinggear.com/products/sloth-cycling-kit

disclaimer: I have no financial interest in Global Cycling Gear. Just passing on the hyperlink. I might get a kit,...
01-13-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By volosong

It's after September 2018, but I'll add my...

It's after September 2018, but I'll add my thoughts anyway. Been a couple of years ago now, on my last visit to Rome. Or maybe my second to last visit? Can't get enough of the place. I rented a...
12-03-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,921
Posted By volosong

I've been riding a Kona Hei Hei for a few years...

I've been riding a Kona Hei Hei for a few years that has full suspension. I found that I lock the rear suspension on climbs, and sometimes the front if the path/road is really smooth. Going...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By volosong

Farewell, dear friend. Thank you for your...

Farewell, dear friend. Thank you for your contributions to our sport and introducing it to a vast audience. You will live on in my TdF DVDs.
07-11-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,030
Posted By volosong

Thank you for relating your experiences. Us mere...

Thank you for relating your experiences. Us mere mortals can never hope to participate in such a ride as you have. It is fascinating getting the inside scoop. Makes us feel we were right there...
Forum: Foo
06-22-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By volosong

I usually like the advice of Clark Howard. He...

I usually like the advice of Clark Howard. He recommends a "fee-only" financial advisor. Someone who you pay for their advice, not somebody that makes money by selling products. Someone with a...
06-06-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,585
Posted By volosong

When I went from rat traps to clipless, it was a...

When I went from rat traps to clipless, it was a seamless transition. Since a young youth, fell a few times with the rat traps, but have yet to do so with clipless. Started out with Look Keo, but...
06-05-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,625
Posted By volosong

Will be 67 later this summer. Still riding,...

Will be 67 later this summer. Still riding, latest is the 52 miler at the Spokane Lilac Century. My lack of mileage is solely due to too many other activities, (kayaking, mountain treking,...
06-05-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,415
Posted By volosong

Been using a hitch-mount Yakima rack for my...

Been using a hitch-mount Yakima rack for my Pinarello carbon bikes since 2012. Supports the bike by the top tube. I do wrap a folded up microfiber cloth around the contact points before attaching the...
04-29-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
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Views: 2,091
Posted By volosong

Assuming you're talking road bikes . . . I also...

Assuming you're talking road bikes . . . I also am 6'3" and have no difficulty finding a frame that fits fine. The bike on which I had a pro fit is a 57.5cm Pinarello. I've matched all my other...
02-25-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,617
Posted By volosong

On my 1995 cross country trip, I averaged about...

On my 1995 cross country trip, I averaged about 75 miles a day. Would have probably done more, except I was going from the east toward the west. Really wasn't interested in sight-seeing, except...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-01-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By volosong

Just wanted to give an update with my decision. ...

Just wanted to give an update with my decision. I went with the Yakima toptube adapter that FrozenK mentions. All my other stuff is Yakima, so I'm comfortable with their products. For a fatbike,...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-20-18, 04:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By volosong

What style of pedals?

I pick up my new fatbike next week. It comes without pedals and I'd like to know what style those of you with fat bikes use. My road fleet has SPD-SL, the MTBs have SPD. One set of Crank Brothers...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,378
Posted By volosong

Took awhile, but I finally succumbed. My Framed...

Took awhile, but I finally succumbed. My Framed Wolftrax should arrive in about a week. The shop is swapping out the brakes for a set of STX hydraulics, then I'll be set to go. Been thinking about...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By volosong

Way to haul fat bike to riding venue?

Greetings. I purchased a fat bike last week, (a Framed Wolftrax carbon), and am trying to figure out how to haul it around to where I want to ride. I currently have Yakima racks, both roof top...
01-13-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,525
Views: 522,323
Posted By volosong

Those Bike Friday rigs are pretty cool. Got a...

Those Bike Friday rigs are pretty cool. Got a Pocket Rocket the other year. They sure are deceptively fast.

This is what I ordered earlier this afternoon, (stock web picture, mine is the same...
07-16-17, 10:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By volosong

Been riding bicycles since adolescent years and...

Been riding bicycles since adolescent years and motorbikes since 1969. My current "motorbikes" are a Vespa GTS 300 Super and a Piaggio MP3 500.
05-02-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By volosong

On one of the weekends that bracket my birthday,...

On one of the weekends that bracket my birthday, I take a ride that is double my age in miles and triple my age in kilometers. However, the past few years, I've had to content myself in riding that...
05-02-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,730
Posted By volosong

Thank you. Great report! I never had the...

Thank you. Great report! I never had the courage to assault the ski lifts and have always chickened out at the village. Well done, both of you.

Yeah, GMR in the heat of the day is no picnic -...
04-29-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 156,009
Posted By volosong

The most recent bike I built up is my gravel...

The most recent bike I built up is my gravel bike, and I wanted to stay with Ultegra but also go with a lower gear than what a 50/34 - 11/32 could give me. As with you, 34/32 is adequate for most...
04-28-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,730
Posted By volosong

Awesome! Looking forward to your report.

Awesome! Looking forward to your report.
04-16-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,698
Posted By volosong

Going to a small, but rapidly growing town about...

Going to a small, but rapidly growing town about five miles NW of Coeur d'Alene. Named Rathdrum. Nothing there. Just out of the way, away from the tourist stuff. I expect to make frequent trips...
04-15-17, 04:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,698
Posted By volosong

I'm still a wet-behind-the-ears newby at this...

I'm still a wet-behind-the-ears newby at this retirement game. Have only been playing for five weeks now. But in those five weeks, I've been going non-stop. Took a week to get up to Idaho to do a...
04-07-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,112
Posted By volosong

Why ride? Setting aside the health benefits,...

Why ride?

Setting aside the health benefits, communing with nature, and those special moments with the wind at my back on a -1% grade . . .

I do my best thinking on the seat of a bicycle.
04-07-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,811
Posted By volosong

WOW! I just heard about Don yesterday. Haven't...

WOW! I just heard about Don yesterday. Haven't been very active here or riding lately. Mr. Beanz posted a message on my last Strava ride wondering if I had "retired from riding", (I haven't been...
01-10-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,237
Posted By volosong

pedestrian/cycling crashes with motor vehicles, I don't feel so vulnerable anymore

Was browsing the headlines on Drudge Report and he linked to a Miami Herald article about how dangerous it is to be a pedestrian in Florida. That made me curious about how that compares with...
12-15-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By volosong

I don't think I have ever been able to do five...

I don't think I have ever been able to do five pushups consecutively in my whole life. At my current age of 65, I'm pretty sure I haven't done that many pushups in total since I was born. Just have...
12-10-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By volosong

Update: Slept well last night. If my big toe...

Update: Slept well last night. If my big toe throbbing was gout, it is gone now. Just might be 'one of those things'. I'm not going to worry about it anymore. Thanks for the discussion.
12-10-16, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By volosong

Woke up last night just after 1:00 because my big...

Woke up last night just after 1:00 because my big toe was throbbing like clockwork every few minutes. It would hit just as I was relaxed enough to drop off again. Finally got up because I couldn't...
12-02-16, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By volosong

Purchased my lady friend an Infinito a couple...

Purchased my lady friend an Infinito a couple years ago. Full Ultegra. Nice package and works just fine. It's a snappy looking bike. Must be the celeste. I'd get one for myself, except that they...
12-02-16, 08:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,888
Posted By volosong

Glory be! What a sweet retirement gift. As the...

Glory be! What a sweet retirement gift. As the owner of four Pinarellos, I've been mulling over getting a Dogma K8-S Disk for my retirement gift. So hard to resist.
12-02-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,888
Posted By volosong

Got three "race bikes" used by the professional...

Got three "race bikes" used by the professional peloton. Two are a Kestrel. Same one used by Denis Menchov in his Giro win the other by Carlos Sastre in his TdF win. Third is a Pinarello used by...
12-01-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,970
Posted By volosong

About crime . . . it is just something that I...

About crime . . . it is just something that I have never worried about. Just a little common sense tells one that you don't walk in a seedy part of the city at midnight. Spokane is just like any...
11-30-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,970
Posted By volosong

Chico is one of the first 'bike friendly' cities...

Chico is one of the first 'bike friendly' cities in the country, (along with Portland, OR). Almost always voted as one of the most 'bike friendly' cities on those lists.

From Wikipedia:
11-24-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,970
Posted By volosong

Oh my, I really hadn't considered what you wrote....

Oh my, I really hadn't considered what you wrote. I'll have to re-think my 'plan'.

I'm okay for now, and for the next twenty or twenty-five years. But after that, then what??? Was going to go...
11-22-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,970
Posted By volosong

Was on the short list, Cedar City that is; but...

Was on the short list, Cedar City that is; but decided I was done with summer heat. It's hotter down the hill in St. George, but Cedar City can get warm too.
11-21-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,403
Views: 443,926
Posted By volosong

I want the rear mount for documentation purposes....

I want the rear mount for documentation purposes. In the unlikely event that I get hit by a motorized vehicle, I want "proof" that I was riding in a lawful manner. Usually, rear-facing video is...
11-20-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3,403
Views: 443,926
Posted By volosong

Before placing the order, I did read...

Before placing the order, I did read dcrainmaker's review and watched his Paris video. He's usually pretty good and I trust his evaluations, so I placed the order. His video shows him riding with...
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