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09-23-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 243
Posted By delbiker1

I set what I call soft goals. Miles, hours, days,...

I set what I call soft goals. Miles, hours, days, etc. I would like to reach, but if I don't, it's ok. Honestly, I usually do not need anything to motivate. I love riding my bikes, it is one of the...
09-22-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By delbiker1

Good background. It is great you have this from...

Good background. It is great you have this from your father. Personally, I would not worry about keeping it as is. I would do what I thought would make it a bike that I want to ride in a way that I...
09-22-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25,516
Views: 2,524,078
Posted By delbiker1

44 miles mostly doing various errands with...

44 miles mostly doing various errands with numerous stops, including lunch at home. A leisurely 13.3 mph on a gorgeous, breezy fall day. I think it did not hit 70 deg.Love it!
09-22-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 859
Posted By delbiker1

It's all a matter of perspctive and opinion.

It's all a matter of perspctive and opinion.
09-22-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By delbiker1

I would say close to the limit, but ok. Even if...

I would say close to the limit, but ok. Even if you try to avoid the big-big, it is prudent to have the capability to get there. Very bad things can happen with an accidental shift into big-big...
09-22-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By delbiker1

Yes I can: NO!

Yes I can: NO!
09-22-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By delbiker1

It is your bike, your decision. Depending on...

It is your bike, your decision. Depending on one's perspective, no bike is "future proof", all bikes are "future proof". I tend to look at it from the latter. I do not have a need to keep up with the...
Forum: Introductions
09-22-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, get your ten posts in and get some...

Welcome, get your ten posts in and get some pictures up. Always glad to look at and admire more bikes.
Forum: Introductions
09-22-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. Enjoy the ride, be safe!

Welcome to BikeForums. Enjoy the ride, be safe!
Forum: Introductions
09-22-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. I have 8 bikes. For me,...

Welcome to BikeForums. I have 8 bikes. For me, that is too many. I try not to compare this number to what others have, that should not matter. I look at bikes, a lot, and see many bikes that I tell...
09-21-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,312
Posted By delbiker1

Yeah, I think I will keep remarks to myself.

Yeah, I think I will keep remarks to myself.
09-21-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By delbiker1

cumulo, I can only say better you than me.

cumulo, I can only say better you than me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,749
Posted By delbiker1

Sounds like user issues to me.

Sounds like user issues to me.
09-21-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 806
Posted By delbiker1

I never owned one, but I remember some of the...

I never owned one, but I remember some of the bikes/frames they sold were really nice at great prices. I occasionally see them for sale on ebay or c-list and would buy one if it was a type and size I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,117
Posted By delbiker1

I can only say not as much as I used to. I like...

I can only say not as much as I used to. I like to be comfortable on my rides.
09-19-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By delbiker1

My opinion, my experience, tires that max out the...

My opinion, my experience, tires that max out the width the fenders are designed for are going to mean a minimum of protection. There will be less spray from fenders that are a bit wider. Also, if...
09-19-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By delbiker1

Mr. Spadoni, In 2017 I had a streak of 236...

Mr. Spadoni, In 2017 I had a streak of 236 continuous days of riding. That year became the highest mileage year for me, 6000 miles. This year, with so much time available, I will set a new personal...
09-19-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,233
Posted By delbiker1

I think it is myself.

I think it is myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By delbiker1

I cannot comment on the Racing 4 or the Hunts...

I cannot comment on the Racing 4 or the Hunts specifically. I only post this because of two previous posts. I love my Fulcrum Racing 5 and my Zondas are outstanding. I was looking at the Fulcrum 4,...
09-18-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 58,183
Views: 8,499,832
Posted By delbiker1

Headpost, the Atala is a really cool bike. I...

Headpost, the Atala is a really cool bike. I would check it out if I was close to it. Fun just to look at. Thanks for the post.
09-17-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By delbiker1

I am a fan of Lemond as a rider and a fan of his...

I am a fan of Lemond as a rider and a fan of his steel/ti bikes. Whatever happened in his business world, or feuds with whomever, I am not concerned with. He was a great racer and had a lot to do...
09-17-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7,813
Views: 2,301,762
Posted By delbiker1

familyguy, your Cicli Zini is really sharp, eye...

familyguy, your Cicli Zini is really sharp, eye popping. I am not usually a fan of green,but that color really catches the eye. Is that something you had done or did yourself?
Forum: For Sale
09-16-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By delbiker1

I do not want to purchase your saddle, but I am...

I do not want to purchase your saddle, but I am curious, was the purchase suggested by the fitter?
09-16-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,356
Posted By delbiker1

I understand the displeasure because of the...

I understand the displeasure because of the shipping issue. Not so sure that it is PBK's fault. I order things from PBK, CRC and sometimes from China or Taiwan, but not things I am going to need...
09-16-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 511
Posted By delbiker1

Is powder coating an option you are, or would...

Is powder coating an option you are, or would consider? Unbelievable plethora of colors available. Two stage coating expands on that. Very durable. https://www.prismaticpowders.com/
09-16-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By delbiker1

I would not consider the posts as being negative....

I would not consider the posts as being negative. Nothing wrong with buying a low cost bike, or "upgrading" if that is how you wish to spend your money. In the end, it is almost always less expensive...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,016
Posted By delbiker1

I cannot think of a "worst bike" I have ever...

I cannot think of a "worst bike" I have ever owned. The bike I have owned, and still do, that I least like riding is my Orbea Avant. It is a nice bike, great looking, decent components, but I just do...
09-16-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 903
Posted By delbiker1

Another solution looking for a problem.

Another solution looking for a problem.
09-15-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, it is pretty funny.

IMO, it is pretty funny.
09-14-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By delbiker1

I would definitely fix it with the kit. I have...

I would definitely fix it with the kit. I have one that I do not remember when I bought it. I now keep it in my bike work area for quick partial tube inflation. Like other posts, I have CO2 and...
09-14-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 934
Posted By delbiker1

I have had only one tire blow out. I was riding...

I have had only one tire blow out. I was riding the bike at the time, It was the front tire and I was riding at a pretty good clip, 19 mph or so.I was very fortunate to not crash and get safely...
09-14-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By delbiker1

Nice bike. I take good care of, and love riding,...

Nice bike. I take good care of, and love riding, my bikes, but in the end, they are just bikes. I used to let nicks, scratches and such, bother me. I still try to minimize such things, but, I know if...
09-14-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 14,031
Views: 3,020,363
Posted By delbiker1

Poprad

I did not pull from the dump or trash pile. I acquired from a gentleman that got it from his neighbors junk pile. I traded him even for a 55cm Poprad that was too big for me. This is a 52cm that is a...
09-12-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By delbiker1

Where can the Shimano Pro be purchased for $20?...

Where can the Shimano Pro be purchased for $20? Damn good price. I have seen them for as low as $32 plus change on Ebay, but they are from overseas and come with shipping charges.
09-12-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By delbiker1

I started doing this very thing with the glue....

I started doing this very thing with the glue. Especially, if for some reason, I have to snip the crimp off of an installed cable. I stopped using the double ended cables, one end for Shimano...
09-12-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,332
Posted By delbiker1

Many people just do not understand the reasoning...

Many people just do not understand the reasoning of riding with traffic. They feel safer being able to see the oncoming vehicles. They do not get the dangers this behavior imposes on them and others....
09-12-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 905
Posted By delbiker1

Weighing a bike, by whatever means, will almost...

Weighing a bike, by whatever means, will almost never match specs from a manufacturer/builder. Manufacturers weigh the bikes in a way that is going to give the lowest number they can get. Marketing...
09-12-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By delbiker1

On the Miche seat post, is the Safety System...

On the Miche seat post, is the Safety System graphic a decal or inked on? Great looking post. Are you looking for anything to be used as trade, partial trade?
09-12-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By delbiker1

I have a couple of bikes with the UN55, including...

I have a couple of bikes with the UN55, including one that is brand new and just installed. Chance are good that I will never have to buy another one. Wonderful, durable BBs.
09-11-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,146
Posted By delbiker1

I bought a 55cm Lemond Poprad in August of last...

I bought a 55cm Lemond Poprad in August of last year knowing that it was too big for me. I fit best on 53 or 54 cm frames, 5'8" with 32" inseam. The Poprad, being a CX bike, is tall for a 55cm. Not...
09-11-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 560
Posted By delbiker1

I have been through this and would have sworn the...

I have been through this and would have sworn the cassette was fine. Changed the cassette and the drivetrain magically started operating properly.
09-11-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By delbiker1

I don't really know, but, perhaps pressed fit bb...

I don't really know, but, perhaps pressed fit bb does not need the shell faced. Have you checked youtube for video? Or maybe www.parktools.com for info. Ask an LBS.
09-10-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,021
Posted By delbiker1

I use Goo Gone that I spray on a cloth and then...

I use Goo Gone that I spray on a cloth and then wipe the bike down with that. I have also used it with a well used, green Scotch-brite pad, very light touch, and it works well. I just did this to a...
09-10-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 940
Posted By delbiker1

ofajen, I like your RockHopper. Are those tiny...

ofajen, I like your RockHopper. Are those tiny fenders at the brake bridge and fork crown?
09-10-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,969
Posted By delbiker1

Regarding above post, he is correct in his view,...

Regarding above post, he is correct in his view, in that it is just that, his view. Building a bike can be, and is for me, very rewarding when it is done. Acquiring needed tools, while not a huge...
09-10-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By delbiker1

Increasing the blood flow increases the oxygen...

Increasing the blood flow increases the oxygen and nutrients being delivered by the blood. Also, I believe, it quickens the removal of toxins from the body. IMO, it only makes sense that would help...
Forum: For Sale
09-10-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By delbiker1

Nice bike that looks suitable for a drop bar...

Nice bike that looks suitable for a drop bar conversion. It needs work, but, I would be tempted if I was in that area, or if shipping was an option.
Forum: Introductions
09-09-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome Zero, many cyclists would like their home...

Welcome Zero, many cyclists would like their home area to be more bike friendly. I am fortunate to live in an area where I have a very short bike ride to get away from most of the traffic, and the...
09-09-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By delbiker1

I really do not fixate on the mileage numbers. I...

I really do not fixate on the mileage numbers. I love riding bikes and have the time to do so. I do take days off, usually one at a time, but sometimes more. Rarely do I go 3 or more days without a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,116
Posted By delbiker1

As stated above, there are a lot of options. I...

As stated above, there are a lot of options. I have an Avenir saddlebag, large, that is expandable. Not sure how much total area, but quite a bit. When it is chilly to cold, I find the need to either...
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