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Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,907
Posted By Jack Tone

I joined a racing club MANY years ago, and...

I joined a racing club MANY years ago, and decided to shave to conform. Had one of those old single blade razors with the adjustable dial from 1 to 8. I figured I needed it on 8 for my hairy legs....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 22,051
Posted By Jack Tone

I got two of those a day for several weeks until...

I got two of those a day for several weeks until they gave up...or my account was closed. I didn't check.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,153
Posted By Jack Tone

Another runner turned cyclist. One of my best...

Another runner turned cyclist. One of my best rides EVER, was in the winter in pouring rain. I joined a racing club and one Sunday ride the only people to show were the club president and myself. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,768
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm a firm believer in N+1. I probably have 15...

I'm a firm believer in N+1. I probably have 15 bikes in my garage. A week ago I had a bad bout of atrial fibrillation and am waiting to see my cardiologist after my hospital visit. I REally don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 22,051
Posted By Jack Tone

I brought home a rescue Labrador retriever ...

I brought home a rescue Labrador retriever puppy. Later bought my wife a nice Coach purse. The two didn't mix well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 901
Posted By Jack Tone

I bought a Kestrel in the box and it came with a...

I bought a Kestrel in the box and it came with a similar tool as the Venzo beam wrench above. I also stuck a chart like this:

Torque Conversion Chart Newton Meters to Inch Pounds | AutoDrill...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By Jack Tone

I cleaned out most of my garage a few days ago....

I cleaned out most of my garage a few days ago. Dozens of tires and tubes hanging up, and in cabinets. Some of my tires were from over 30 years ago, and strangely enough, some of the old ones were...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,724
Posted By Jack Tone

Interesting article from CNN: ...

Interesting article from CNN:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/health/best-drinks-for-hydration-wellness/index.html
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 134,635
Posted By Jack Tone

I run ipad to big TV.

I run ipad to big TV.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,841
Posted By Jack Tone

Wow. What an awesome ride. 30 or so years ago I...

Wow. What an awesome ride. 30 or so years ago I lived in Redwood City, and that was my favorite area to ride, though never did that big a loop!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jack Tone

For what it's worth, I bought the original Tacx...

For what it's worth, I bought the original Tacx Neo in 2016 and have put thousands of miles on it. The only problem I ever noticed was once when I was in my lowest gear (34/32) climbing a 25% grade...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By Jack Tone

Check out the Cervelo R2 with Ultegra at...

Check out the Cervelo R2 with Ultegra at Competitive Cyclist. I'm SO close to clicking the buy button. Apparently the same as the R3 except with more tire clearance?

Here's a link: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 134,635
Posted By Jack Tone

Saris bought Cycle Ops. They supposedly improved...

Saris bought Cycle Ops. They supposedly improved the Hammer and it's now called the H3.

https://www.saris.com/product/h3
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 134,635
Posted By Jack Tone

I was really intrigued by the Tune laser pointer....

I was really intrigued by the Tune laser pointer. I'm super OCD about my stem alignment. Looked it up, and found a not quite glowing review. In the comments below was a great idea from Carl Sechrist....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 134,635
Posted By Jack Tone

What works best for me is putting a yard stick...

What works best for me is putting a yard stick across the dropouts. Might have to take the wheel off. Then I eyeball from the handlebars down to the yardstick.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By Jack Tone

And I would hate to ask what the replacement...

And I would hate to ask what the replacement price was on the "cassette".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Jack Tone

So true.....if you never have to slow down.

So true.....if you never have to slow down.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Jack Tone

This. The fastest line is almost always the one...

This. The fastest line is almost always the one with the highest exit speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,704
Posted By Jack Tone

That's exactly why I love mine. Same road...

That's exactly why I love mine. Same road conditions out in the country. I can relax and ride where I want until it notifies me about a car, then I move to the right.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,967
Posted By Jack Tone

I had a nice experience this afternoon. Went for...

I had a nice experience this afternoon. Went for a ride on a bike that I hadn't used for Many years. Was several miles out of town when the back tire developed a bubble and shortly after blew. I made...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By Jack Tone

I've got bikes with 105, Ultegra, Dura Ace, and...

I've got bikes with 105, Ultegra, Dura Ace, and Ultegra Di2. Is Di2 great? Yeah! But would it change my decision on what bike to buy? Absolutely not. They all work SO well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,407
Posted By Jack Tone

Went for a group ride last weekend. Mixed group...

Went for a group ride last weekend. Mixed group of men and women and different abilities. Usually 15 to 16 average speed. Two racers showed up and decided we'd practice pace lines. Their choice was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,957
Posted By Jack Tone

I've been enjoying watching YouTube videos of...

I've been enjoying watching YouTube videos of people building "dream bikes" from frame up. The routing, cutting, and fitting hydraulic systems looks like a pain in the ass, but the bleeding, with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,957
Posted By Jack Tone

Absolutely! That's why when I get a new car, it's...

Absolutely! That's why when I get a new car, it's going to have drum brakes. I don't that new complicated stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,117
Posted By Jack Tone

The 3 tire inflation charts I just checked all...

The 3 tire inflation charts I just checked all recommended over 100 (rear tire) for a 200 lb. rider. More depending on the weight of the bike. 106 to 116 psi. I weigh around 210 and I usually run 95...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18,875
Views: 3,809,700
Posted By Jack Tone

Just finished putting this together. 60cm...

Just finished putting this together. 60cm Kestrel. Also got some Ultegra pedals for it and some cheap Ebay carbon cages.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,164
Posted By Jack Tone

I don't remember ever wearing out a part, except...

I don't remember ever wearing out a part, except chains, because I have too much fun upgrading. I did snap a pedal axle once when sprinting that led to a crash. It was an old Mavic clipless pedal.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,514
Posted By Jack Tone

My normal cadence seems to be in the mid 70's....

My normal cadence seems to be in the mid 70's. Once I'm warmed up I can ride in the lower 80's. Hard long climbs, on the trainer, at least, are in the 50's. I tried a cadence workout a day ago, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,763
Posted By Jack Tone

If married, probably soon divorced.

If married, probably soon divorced.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,207
Posted By Jack Tone

My wife's phone has pop-ups on the front, even...

My wife's phone has pop-ups on the front, even before you unlock it, and it usually says who won the stage. Also Comcast will have a "news" brief on the bottom of the screen which will tell. She has...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,661
Views: 652,424
Posted By Jack Tone

Amazing prices on Kestrels from Bikes Direct....

Amazing prices on Kestrels from Bikes Direct. Mostly small sizes.

Bikesdirect.com | Kestrel Carbon Super Sale Below Dealer Cost, Save Up to Thousands Off List Prices Plus Free Ship 48...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,598
Posted By Jack Tone

That looks like a great handlebar for time trials.

That looks like a great handlebar for time trials.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By Jack Tone

I have four different GPS computers. They ALL...

I have four different GPS computers. They ALL read too slow. I just KNOW I'm going faster!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 118,498
Posted By Jack Tone

The Green Grocer?

The Green Grocer?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,283
Posted By Jack Tone

First, I hope she's getting better. To those...

First, I hope she's getting better. To those guessing it was the reflector, why would there be two on the same wheel?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,615
Posted By Jack Tone

That's my opinion. I could be totally off, but it...

That's my opinion. I could be totally off, but it seems that normal use would drive dirt out of the inner parts, and cleaning would do the opposite. I know it's anecdotal, but I had a mountain bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,869
Posted By Jack Tone

When I worked in an auto tire shop, sometimes...

When I worked in an auto tire shop, sometimes we'd find a slow leak from some dirt that got into the uncovered Schrader valve. So, from habit, I always put the cap on the Presta valve.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,590
Posted By Jack Tone

In the CA. central valley, Merced to be accurate,...

In the CA. central valley, Merced to be accurate, the roads like most everyone else, are not maintained so they're mostly rough around town. Once you get out in the country they're better, but in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By Jack Tone

Never tried this with a bicycle tire, so no idea...

Never tried this with a bicycle tire, so no idea if it might work. When I worked in a tire shop many years ago we would wrap a band around the center of the tread and cinch it up to force the beads...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,466
Posted By Jack Tone

^ They looked like the ones fietsbob mentioned...

^ They looked like the ones fietsbob mentioned earlier with the U shaped actuating arm.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,466
Posted By Jack Tone

I was watching the Amgen Tour of California on...

I was watching the Amgen Tour of California on the stage when Alex Hoehn got the mountain jersey, and when the camera zoomed in to his Cannondale, I noticed he was using mechanical discs. I thought...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,922
Posted By Jack Tone

Just found this on Amazon: ...

Just found this on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Inflator-Pressure-Valve-Bicycle/dp/B071G62NDQ
I have something similar from Nashbar that I bought years ago which uses unthreaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,466
Posted By Jack Tone

I have a cheap Bikes Direct mountain bike, and an...

I have a cheap Bikes Direct mountain bike, and an expensive Giant gravel bike that both have mechanical disc brakes that work better in every respect except perhaps weight, than any of my other bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jack Tone

Reading this early morning, woke my wife up...

Reading this early morning, woke my wife up laughing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,180
Posted By Jack Tone

I had heart surgery in 2014 to fix a leaking...

I had heart surgery in 2014 to fix a leaking mitral valve. I was on Warfarin for 3 months then stopped. I was warned not to fall down, etc. to prevent internal bleeding so I was off my bike for that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 27,233
Posted By Jack Tone

Speaking of new wonder material. I saw a GCN...

Speaking of new wonder material. I saw a GCN video last night of the NorthAmericanHandBuiltBike show, and they mentioned a new magnesium alloy and showed a bike built with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By Jack Tone

Back in the old days I would use my Park brake...

Back in the old days I would use my Park brake arm bending tool to get the right toe in to prevent squeal. These days with the rigid brake assemblies I set the brake pads flat to the rim surface to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18,875
Views: 3,809,700
Posted By Jack Tone

I just received an email from Wiggle for a Neo 1...

I just received an email from Wiggle for a Neo 1 for $949. Free shipping to US.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 75,831
Posted By Jack Tone

I can't count all the concerts I've been to. I...

I can't count all the concerts I've been to. I saw Jimi in Berkeley. I've taken my daughter to at least 40 maybe more. The LOUDEST concert I have ever been to was In Sync at the San Jose Arena. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By Jack Tone

I just saw a video from GCN last night about a...

I just saw a video from GCN last night about a first ride on 105 7000. The one point that stuck with me was that the weight difference between 8000 and 7000 was only about 175 grams.
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