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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 81,690
Posted By Jack Tone

How old are the brifters? Lubed them?

How old are the brifters? Lubed them?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 81,690
Posted By Jack Tone

I put a Carvin Strat kit together that turned out...

I put a Carvin Strat kit together that turned out really well, but that was "paint by numbers". What you're doing, man, is ART.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Jack Tone

If I'm remembering right, it was explained like...

If I'm remembering right, it was explained like this: The cross section of a deep dish wheel has two triangles meeting at the point. The more leverage of the deeper rim puts more flex where the rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,776
Posted By Jack Tone

That's an interesting observation. When I was a...

That's an interesting observation. When I was a kid, (50 to 60 years ago), you couldn't look down the street without seeing kids on bikes. That was our entertainment. Now I hardly ever see a kid on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 81,690
Posted By Jack Tone

Hot!

Hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,776
Posted By Jack Tone

I have at least a dozen road bikes in the garage,...

I have at least a dozen road bikes in the garage, from 30 years old to new super (to me) carbon bikes. Also one $300 mtn. bike. So I'm pretty well committed to road riding. That being said, several...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm not sure where I read it, but I read that...

I'm not sure where I read it, but I read that deep dish carbon rims are more rigid, but actually make a less rigid wheel. (compared to shallower carbon rims).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Jack Tone

The Black Bibs: ...

The Black Bibs:

https://www.theblackbibs.com/shop/adventure
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,082
Posted By Jack Tone

Back when I was in my 30's and 40's and racing,...

Back when I was in my 30's and 40's and racing, we would train no matter the temp. Frozen bottles, falling on ice, it was entertaining. Now many years later and retired, I look at the temp outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,460
Posted By Jack Tone

Also a fan of N+1 for bikes and shoes. Just...

Also a fan of N+1 for bikes and shoes. Just counted 11 pairs. My excuse: 4 different pedal types, mountain/road, and most important... color matching.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 81,690
Posted By Jack Tone

Yeah, she got her boyfriend to pick her up and...

Yeah, she got her boyfriend to pick her up and drive her to her house to get some meds. She mentioned later that she wasn't even aware of cars around her. I mentioned her new drug because it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 81,690
Posted By Jack Tone

My daughter has chronic migraines. She had one so...

My daughter has chronic migraines. She had one so bad about a week ago, she pulled over off the freeway and called crying. Just last night started a new drug called Emgality. (she's progressed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 81,690
Posted By Jack Tone

Get well BillyD!

Get well BillyD!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 81,690
Posted By Jack Tone

Many years ago, due to a chronic lung infection,...

Many years ago, due to a chronic lung infection, I was on high doses of prednisone. Made me very hungry, gained weight, and had a BAd temper. Got in an argument with my wife, I don't remember the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 29,078
Posted By Jack Tone

About chain lube, for what it's worth. I've used...

About chain lube, for what it's worth. I've used everything but wax dip. I've got spray wax with Teflon, chainL, Boeshield, and others. I've never noticed any difference in any of them. They all get...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 690,063
Posted By Jack Tone

I received a long letter from the shipper, hard...

I received a long letter from the shipper, hard to understand, the best I can translate is: "we're very honest, sorry we're overwhelmed, should be shipped by Dec 22" . Of course I'll believe it when...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 29,078
Posted By Jack Tone

^ Kudos to your ingenuity!

^ Kudos to your ingenuity!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 690,063
Posted By Jack Tone

Just ordered a Wahoo Elemnt from Amazon for $125....

Just ordered a Wahoo Elemnt from Amazon for $125. Not sure how long that price will last. Certainly don't need it, but wanted to try Wahoo.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 29,078
Posted By Jack Tone

Interesting. I retired in Sept. from a Post...

Interesting. I retired in Sept. from a Post Office job where I walked an average of 15+ miles a day. Resting pulse was in low 40's. In a few months I had Afib, which led to a 24hr halter monitor...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 100,193
Posted By Jack Tone

I think I've had about everything listed above...

I think I've had about everything listed above (edit: except childbirth), but the most pain that I can recall now is a kidney stone leaving the kidney, and walking barefoot through a stream of snow...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By Jack Tone

This and some Triflow would be a lot simpler....

This and some Triflow would be a lot simpler. Might be worth a try.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/450x450/cable_luber_12dee1072574560d9c9d0016e3bf857c193f1eeb.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 690,063
Posted By Jack Tone

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt at Clever Training for $199 ...

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt at Clever Training for $199
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Jack Tone

I've never had a problem using WD40 or Triflow...

I've never had a problem using WD40 or Triflow with one of these:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/450x450/cable_luber_bc5ae217264fb62113c63a0f708ccc9a8a56bedc.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,757
Posted By Jack Tone

Hey, THanks!

Hey, THanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,757
Posted By Jack Tone

Amazon lowered the price on the Elemnt,(not the...

Amazon lowered the price on the Elemnt,(not the bolt), and I was thinking about joining the club. Only problem is that I have a LOt of bikes, and they all have Garmin mounts. Any luck fitting Wahoo...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 690,063
Posted By Jack Tone

Maybe Garmin has lowered prices, I've seen it on...

Maybe Garmin has lowered prices, I've seen it on sale at the same price at Amazon and Jensen. Ordered.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 100,193
Posted By Jack Tone

I bought two boxes of those from Costco and was...

I bought two boxes of those from Costco and was eating one pack at a sitting until I noticed the calories in one pack.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,482
Posted By Jack Tone

About the noise, I just watched a GCN tech...

About the noise, I just watched a GCN tech question and answer show with the same question. The best that they could figure was that the new shadow derailleur uses a higher tension spring on the cage...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 114,013
Posted By Jack Tone

I think it's hot, but then, I put blue laces on...

I think it's hot, but then, I put blue laces on my shoes to match my blue bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,065
Posted By Jack Tone

This. New Cycling Plus (British bike mag) tests...

This. New Cycling Plus (British bike mag) tests 5 different Ti bikes. Some were stiff, some rode smoothly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Jack Tone

I would turn the bike upside down and spray some...

I would turn the bike upside down and spray some WD40 or Triflow into the brifter.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 100,193
Posted By Jack Tone

Really! I just got back from a doctor visit and...

Really! I just got back from a doctor visit and the nurse said she had her gall bladder removed a few weeks ago. It was done by robot! The surgeon was somewhere else operating a "video game" with two...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 100,193
Posted By Jack Tone

I like this thread for the improvement of my...

I like this thread for the improvement of my vocabulary.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,407
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: 3,557
Views: 100,193
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: 91
Views: 7,505
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: 380
Views: 27,506
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: 3,557
Views: 100,193
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: 1,933
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: 829
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: 12,854
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: 160,018
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: 82
Views: 6,368
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: 1,591
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: 1,117
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: 160,018
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: 160,018
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: 160,018
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: 1,535
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: 1,099
Posted By Jack Tone

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

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