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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 181,011
Posted By icyclist

My Émonda

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06-24-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 489,210
Posted By icyclist

My Émonda

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03-10-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By icyclist

11 Speed Brifters with 9 Speed Cassette?

Can an Ultegra 11 speed brifter be used with a 9 speed cassette?
03-15-18, 03:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,617
Posted By icyclist

None of them! :-( However, I've done some...

None of them! :-(

However, I've done some challenging, iconic rides:

- Haleakala Crater, Maui, Hawaii, three years ago (sea level to 10,000 feet in one go).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 02:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,813
Posted By icyclist

16.0 pounds or 7.25 kg. My bike is fitted...

16.0 pounds or 7.25 kg.

My bike is fitted with everything I want to carry: saddle bag, cyclometer and mount, one daylight-bright handlebar light, two daylight-bright rear lights and a water...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By icyclist

Thanks for the kind words. While I'd seen...

Thanks for the kind words.

While I'd seen the couple earlier in the park, we met a minute before I made the photo. I asked permission to make the photo before I pressed the shutter release. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 02:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,334
Posted By icyclist

Rapha Classsic bibs have served me well. They're...

Rapha Classsic bibs have served me well. They're very comfortable. I also own Red and White (Race) bibs and Performance Ultra bibs, which are fine, too, although I think the Rapha bibs are more...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By icyclist

Some of my Favorite Cycling Photos

Turn the pedals or push the shutter? Usually it's one or the other. Sometimes, though, I can't keep from mixing the two. These ten photos, which stretch back from just a few days ago to about a year,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-18, 12:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,481
Posted By icyclist

Maybe you already plunked down your money....

Maybe you already plunked down your money. However, I think you should get the bike you want that's also the bike you can afford. Apparently you could afford the more expensive bike or your wouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,376
Posted By icyclist

Or you could come to Los Angeles, TM. It's going...

Or you could come to Los Angeles, TM. It's going to be about 80 degrees tomorrow with low humidity. But you wouldn't get to ride on the "wrong" side of the road. ;-)

Have a great trip!
10-08-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,528
Posted By icyclist

How would your dr. know you stopped going to...

How would your dr. know you stopped going to physical therapy? How would a PT give you grief? With a phone call? Visiting your home? Why would either of them care, if you have a relatively minor...
10-04-17, 12:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,819
Posted By icyclist

I am already lightweight. Taking off more pounds...

I am already lightweight. Taking off more pounds might not be good. So taking the weight off the bike is worth it to me.
10-02-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,222
Posted By icyclist

Teebox, for your height, yes, your stocky. Keep...

Teebox, for your height, yes, your stocky. Keep at it - you'll improve. And yes, if you can - I know it's difficult for most people - lose some weight. (I hope you aren't eating desserts and drinking...
09-07-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,670
Posted By icyclist

There is only anecdotal evidence that it works....

There is only anecdotal evidence that it works. Still, I'd give it a try. However, if you've gotten serious cramps in the same weather before, prepare to be disappointed.

I seem to have banished...
08-31-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 489,210
Posted By icyclist

Not sure if I ever posted this. It's my Trek...

Not sure if I ever posted this. It's my Trek Émonda. I switched out the wheels and cassette and it's quite lightweight. At the moment, though, I'm recovering from a stress injury and am only riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By icyclist

I've ridden rental bikes bikes with electronic...

I've ridden rental bikes bikes with electronic shifting. They're easy to use. Most people I know who have electronic shifting love it. I'm sure you would, too, OP. However, for me, I like the...
08-10-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By icyclist

Those are awesome numbers. I assume you don't...

Those are awesome numbers. I assume you don't take medications like a statin or blood pressure medication.

I control my numbers through diet and exercise. My numbers are similar to yours. My...
08-10-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,604
Posted By icyclist

Jim, your question is like asking what kind of...

Jim, your question is like asking what kind of car you should buy. It's like asking if there is a preferred brand of cars for people over 50.

Any bike, for 12-14 miles, will work, be it a road...
08-06-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,973
Posted By icyclist

The question, OP, is why you ride so slowly. ;-) ...

The question, OP, is why you ride so slowly. ;-)

What are the names of the bike shops you've visited with salespeople who want to talk abou speed?
08-05-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,077
Posted By icyclist

Last year, age 68, I momentarily reached 192. ...

Last year, age 68, I momentarily reached 192.

I don't think the numbers mean much for anyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,939
Posted By icyclist

Did you make sure you seat post is properly...

Did you make sure you seat post is properly tightened?

I think my first post here, in 2008, was about a creaking noise. The answer was to tighten my seat post and it worked.
08-01-17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,670
Posted By icyclist

I had some strange muscle pains on statins. I had...

I had some strange muscle pains on statins. I had rhabdomyolysis after an epic ride. So I stopped taking statins. Through diet and exercise I have superb cholesterol numbers. My cardiologist doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,669
Posted By icyclist

No one here can tell you which bike to get. It's...

No one here can tell you which bike to get. It's like asking if an apple or an orange tastes better.

If you want a more comfortable riding position, get the Roubaix. If you want a more aggressive...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,171
Posted By icyclist

Wait for Rapha's not infrequent sales. Sign up...

Wait for Rapha's not infrequent sales. Sign up for the Rapha newsletter and take their occasional "surveys," which offer hefty discounts as a reward for wasting a few minutes.
07-27-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By icyclist

On a dirt road, I can ride a 20%+ grade and stay...

On a dirt road, I can ride a 20%+ grade and stay in control to the top, for at least a couple hundred yards. I have found very few hills that steep that travel any great distance.
07-23-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,399
Posted By icyclist

What Would Getting a New Bike Do for You

What are you expecting to happen if you get a new bike? Climbs will be easier? You'll go faster?

Losing a pound or two, if you want to spend a a lot of money on a new bike, might result is being...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-17, 01:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,541
Posted By icyclist

My kids gave me one. So I feel duty-bound to wear...

My kids gave me one. So I feel duty-bound to wear it.
07-16-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By icyclist

No. You can only have one cog on a single speed...

No. You can only have one cog on a single speed wheel at a time, per side.

Google single speed bikes and look at some YouTube vids - you don't seem clear on the concept yet.

As per an earlier...
07-16-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By icyclist

Ss

As someone else pointed out, your bike doesn't weigh 35 lbs.

Getting a fixed gear bike as lightweight as your current bike will be expensive. Most SS/FG bikes are heavy, in part because they are...
07-16-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By icyclist

I Should Haven Taken Some Rest Days

I spent several weeks riding almost everyday. Lots of miles, lots of hills, riding hard. I was training for an epic ride and training in epic amounts. The concepts of overtraining, of needing time...
07-03-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,842
Posted By icyclist

By the way, I highly recommend Ten Points, a...

By the way, I highly recommend Ten Points, a memoir by Bill Strickland, an editor at Bicycling magazine. It would be on point for you, tough to read because of the subject matter yet possibly showing...
07-03-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,842
Posted By icyclist

Don't Mention What You Spend on Cycling

It's unseemly, Dave. It gives the appearance you're trolling.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,515
Posted By icyclist

What do your bikes weigh? Assuming one is about...

What do your bikes weigh? Assuming one is about 15 and the other 18 pounds, I think that's about a 1.6% overall decreased difference in weight (bike weights plus your weight).

By itself a three...
06-10-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,891
Posted By icyclist

I'm down to distance and speed on one screen on...

I'm down to distance and speed on one screen on my Edge 500, and percent of grade and elevation gain on the second screen. I don't know why, BikeArkansas, you made what seems like an unkind comment...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,305
Posted By icyclist

My first post on this forum some years ago was...

My first post on this forum some years ago was about this very issue. Someone suggested I check my seat post. That was it.

I've seen the same issue resolved on friends' bikes in the same way.
05-22-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,820
Posted By icyclist

You do come across as a troll, yes.

You do come across as a troll, yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,034
Posted By icyclist

Uncountable

I live in mid-town L.A. It would be difficult to run out of places to ride, just using my home as the starting point.

The Santa Monica Mountains are 20 min. north of my home by bike, and there...
05-02-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,384
Posted By icyclist

So why isn't your dad using medicare?

So why isn't your dad using medicare?
05-02-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By icyclist

I am also a fan of stick-on magnifiers. I learned...

I am also a fan of stick-on magnifiers. I learned that only one of a pair are necessary! Our brain makes the necessary adjustments to be able to see with a focus on what's near (the display) and the...
04-28-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By icyclist

Hi, BIKER395. As long as it's in your hood and...

Hi, BIKER395. As long as it's in your hood and not in your hood, I can answer your question ;-)

I was on Palos Verdes Drive North and I'd Just crossed Colt Road when the driver of the pickup truck...
04-27-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,200
Posted By icyclist

I'm a member. I'll check this out!

I'm a member. I'll check this out!
04-24-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,576
Posted By icyclist

A great story. A sad story. An uplifting story....

A great story. A sad story. An uplifting story. That life must end is what makes it so precious.

My condolences. And my respect for being such a great companion to dog.
04-24-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,436
Posted By icyclist

So it was bad. :rolleyes:

So it was bad. :rolleyes:
04-22-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,200
Posted By icyclist

Uber is your friend in such situations, if you've...

Uber is your friend in such situations, if you've got access to it and a smartphone in a jersey pocket. :thumb:
04-22-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By icyclist

I have a lot of bikes and so I have a lot of...

I have a lot of bikes and so I have a lot of wheelsets, for my various road bikes, my mt. bike and my fixie, and my awesome mt. bike tandem.

I don't own any aero wheels, since my main interest is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,835
Posted By icyclist

Bibs were unknown when I started cycling. I...

Bibs were unknown when I started cycling. I didn't have a choice between shirts and bobs. I'd say I succumbed to marketing and peer pressure once bibs became more generally available.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,835
Posted By icyclist

Bibs or shorts, it doesn't matter to me. I have...

Bibs or shorts, it doesn't matter to me. I have both.

I think there are some downsides to bibs: they're a bit of a hassle for number 1. For number two, a royal pain in the ass, so to speak,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By icyclist

For a long time I wasn't either. However, I think...

For a long time I wasn't either. However, I think it's what the majority of people making photos these days like to see - lots of colors and the ability to see into shadowed regions of a picture....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By icyclist

I like the photo. Where were you? I see the 101...

I like the photo. Where were you? I see the 101 and the Hollywood Bowl. Were you on a street?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By icyclist

Eight if the photos were made with a Sony HX90v....

Eight if the photos were made with a Sony HX90v. It's very small, has an equivalent field of view of 25mm to 720mm. And of course it is very lightweight. For me, it's a cyclist's dream camera.
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