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10-14-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By Helderberg

I have and the biggest issue I am having is the...

I have and the biggest issue I am having is the shifters. I am trying to find out if the MTB 11 sp. shifters will work with my 105 derailleur both front and rear. I have hydro brakes on my...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-13-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,394
Posted By Helderberg

With a capital STICK!

With a capital STICK!
10-10-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Helderberg

As it turns out the biggest issue is/was that I...

As it turns out the biggest issue is/was that I was trying to get my 155 mm+ butt on a 145 mm seat. All of the adjusting and riding is not going to help with this so I simply have to get the correct,...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,394
Posted By Helderberg

Welding is not a "Trade".

I welded a broken piece of antique patio furniture today and again, I am shown that welding is not a trade it is an art. I strike an arc and get a beautiful weld. The next strike sticks and the rod...
08-31-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,504
Posted By Helderberg

If you live in a area that is flat you will not...

If you live in a area that is flat you will not notice the weight difference as much unless you do a lot of stop and go which is something someone was already clearly stated. Once the mass, weight,...
08-28-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,652
Posted By Helderberg

I am on the other side of this. I have been told...

I am on the other side of this. I have been told to NOT ride a bike but I do because I love it. Hope you find something to like about it or something else that gives you what you require.
For me, I...
08-14-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,335
Posted By Helderberg

What ever you want is what is right for you. I...

What ever you want is what is right for you. I like the hydro discs as they work for me.
Frank.
08-10-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By Helderberg

Yes, that was my first post. This is a follow up....

Yes, that was my first post. This is a follow up.
Thank you, Frank.
08-09-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By Helderberg

Crotch on fire II

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The above photo is the current iteration of my bike. Here is what I have done...
07-28-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks again for all of your advice. I have...

Thanks again for all of your advice. I have changed the saddle to a wider piece and a different basic style. I have also lowered it about a 1/4" and took it for a ride. It felt much better but I got...
07-25-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,655
Posted By Helderberg

I recently watched a video on the tube that...

I recently watched a video on the tube that discussed the relationship between the crank length and the top of the peddle travel. According to the bike fit guy the angle of the knee at the top of the...
07-10-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,895
Posted By Helderberg

I have found that my riding has turned from what...

I have found that my riding has turned from what is my PB on Strava and how can I beat that time to "I think I will stop and enjoy the view." At 71 I have to realize that some of my physical limits...
07-06-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,677
Posted By Helderberg

I ended up adding these to my bars and it helped...

I ended up adding these to my bars and it helped a lot. I also cut about an inch and a half off the width of my bars and, after a lot of very small adjustments, got the palm swells on my grips where...
07-04-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,476
Posted By Helderberg

Did 25 miles yesterday with only 951 ft of elev....

Did 25 miles yesterday with only 951 ft of elev. gain, temps in the low 90's but the humidity was tough. Have not felt breathing difficulty like that as long as I can remember. I ride in all the...
06-30-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By Helderberg

140 mile trail. That sounds amazing. We have...

140 mile trail. That sounds amazing. We have short segments in this area a 26 mile being the longest leg without taking side branches that dead end. Our daughter and family live in Bethlehem and have...
06-21-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By Helderberg

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I would have other hand positions for the ride on the Quick.
Frank.
06-18-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By Helderberg

Century ride.

Has anyone here ever rode a 100 mile century on a Hybrid flat bar bike? I am training towards my first 100 for this October but of my two bikes, the flat bar seems to be the most comfortable. That...
06-15-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,901
Posted By Helderberg

WOW, this I didn't know. Cool. Frank.

WOW, this I didn't know. Cool.
Frank.
06-14-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,901
Posted By Helderberg

Heart, Carole King, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Doors,...

Heart, Carole King, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Doors, Chicago, Stones, and later, Baker Street - Rafferty are all on me play list. Had the "Fat Bottomed Girl" poster before they stopped putting it in the...
05-27-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Helderberg

It's nice that you can do this for them. It is...

It's nice that you can do this for them. It is nicer that you do. Good for you.
Be safe, Frank.
05-27-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,423
Posted By Helderberg

I could not agree more with the advice to get a...

I could not agree more with the advice to get a two bolt seatpost. One came on a new gravel bike I bought and it made such a difference I bought one for my other bike. Great piece to aid in making...
03-12-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,538
Posted By Helderberg

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This is how I mounted the mirror to my visor. Drilled three holes and two zip...
02-25-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,907
Posted By Helderberg

I went with the 105 version and it has filled in...

I went with the 105 version and it has filled in all the boxes I wanted. I rode a very nice Specialized, new old stock and do not remember the model, but it just wasn't a fit. The Topstone feels good...
02-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,471
Posted By Helderberg

Having not ridden the Revolt 2 this is a one...

Having not ridden the Revolt 2 this is a one sided remark. I ride the alloy Topstone 105 and have found the bike works very well as a complete system. In my case I have no intention of drastically...
01-17-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,691
Posted By Helderberg

Four from two daughters. One Boy, three young...

Four from two daughters. One Boy, three young ladies. Two here where we live and two in Penn.
Frank.
01-07-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By Helderberg

You called it. We bought the house in 99 and...

You called it. We bought the house in 99 and during the inspection process the Radon was just over the legal limit. We have an extraction system that has lowered the number well below the...
12-29-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By Helderberg

I found this rock!

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My wife wanted me to bring this home ans put it in her rock garden.I explained...
12-23-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,391
Posted By Helderberg

I will second the Quick line with the possibility...

I will second the Quick line with the possibility of the 2. I have the 2018 version, the 3, and swapped out the rear cogs for a 11-36 with the requisite rear DR. I changed it because of my 71 year...
12-12-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,852
Posted By Helderberg

[QUOTE=mstateglfr;21243023]Regarding the gearing...

[QUOTE=mstateglfr;21243023]Regarding the gearing combo discussion above- very few of us can crank out 80rpm on gravel using a 50/11 combo for extended periods of time, so the loss of top end speed is...
12-03-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By Helderberg

Looks like fun. Around here by the time I get...

Looks like fun. Around here by the time I get dressed, check tire pressure, set my Strava, tighten my helmet straps, the snow has melted.
Be safe and enjoy, Frank.
12-01-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Helderberg

Just a great day.

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I was wishing the sun would not set and I didn't have to end the ride.
Frank.
11-18-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,704
Posted By Helderberg

I am 71, have had back surgery and loss of muscle...

I am 71, have had back surgery and loss of muscle mass due to nerve damage. So far this year I have clocked 1061 miles and I still have a month and a half to reach 1200.
Don't let a number stop you...
11-04-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,809
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations. Glad you found riding and very...

Congratulations. Glad you found riding and very happy for you that you are continuing to enjoy yourself.
Frank.
10-30-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,604
Posted By Helderberg

There are a few days in December and January that...

There are a few days in December and January that are cold for here but yes, I can ride twelve months out of the year. The months of July and August can be brutal as ninety five degree days with high...
10-26-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,604
Posted By Helderberg

Not much to most here but huge for me.

As a child I rode a bike as a means of transportation, fun and an escape from a lousy family life. I rode until I was in my 30's and blew out a disc on my right side that caused enough nerve damage...
10-10-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 636,112
Posted By Helderberg

Just added this Topstone 105. Love this thing. ...

Just added this Topstone 105. Love this thing.

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Frank.
10-03-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By Helderberg

Topstone 105

Just brought it home. Hell of a bike.

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09-30-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,336
Posted By Helderberg

We need photo's. Congratulations and enjoy. ...

We need photo's. Congratulations and enjoy.
Frank.
09-21-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By Helderberg

What do you do when your bike is perfect?

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Ride it!

I have made the necessary changes in my Quick 3 so as to adapt...
09-09-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Helderberg

Just a nice ride.

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Had a great time all by myself after being off the bike for a month. Nothing...
08-05-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,059
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations. You done good. Thanks for...

Congratulations. You done good. Thanks for bringing us along on this journey and showing what this "hobby" is all about.
Be safe, Frank.
07-27-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By Helderberg

You got this!

On a ride today after not being out in about 6 days so I wanted to get at least 15 in. I decided to ride my compass route, obviously N-S-E-W, which gets me about 7.6 so I was going to do it twice....
07-19-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,039
Posted By Helderberg

Did a mear 11.4 miles yesterday with temp at 97*,...

Did a mear 11.4 miles yesterday with temp at 97*, heat index 111*, so I did not make the 15 I was shooting for. I like the heat for rides but the humidity here is brutal. My 70 year old body just...
07-11-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,929
Posted By Helderberg

After reading the previous posts I decided to...

After reading the previous posts I decided to look into the width of my bars in respect to my shoulder width. I tried moving my hands inward in differing amounts. Found that I felt better with my...
07-02-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By Helderberg

Before you cut the bar or spend money on lock on...

Before you cut the bar or spend money on lock on grips why not use the brake lock rings as a stop point? Slide the grips out to the outermost placement move your brake rings out to touch as a stop...
07-01-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks. I will let you know what an "Epic...

Thanks. I will let you know what an "Epic Ride"feels like when I have one. :lol:
Be safe all, Frank.
06-30-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By Helderberg

Just a nice ride.

Went out yesterday with the idea of just getting in a few miles as it was 97* and very humid. I have four segments laid out on my Strava but decided to not get into that mindset and just have a nice...
06-18-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,526
Posted By Helderberg

Go and get some seat time on each of the bikes....

Go and get some seat time on each of the bikes. They are going to be about the same quality of components but the frame/fit is what is going to keep you on or off the bike in the long run.
Frank.
05-25-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,773
Posted By Helderberg

Went on a 3 mile walk on hills and a walking...

Went on a 3 mile walk on hills and a walking trail with the dog this morning before the temps took off. Tried to get in a ride after lunch but only put in around 8 and my legs just said they had had...
05-21-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By Helderberg

That is a goal I have set for my self. To get...

That is a goal I have set for my self. To get back on a road bike, with drops, and feel good. Your Caad is beautiful and you should brag about it and your ability to come back from your disaster and...
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