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07-15-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,739
Posted By BCDrums

Can't speak for others, but I have an old-school...

Can't speak for others, but I have an old-school Cateye Astrale computer on my bar. I keep the main display on Cadence. Very informative- I can attach a real number to what I feel in my legs. More...
07-12-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By BCDrums

Front Derailer retires after 29 years of service

I removed one of the last original parts from my 1990 Peter Mooney road bike yesterday. It's a Shimano Deore XT FD M730 "Alpine" front derailer. The bike was set up originally with a 48-38-24 triple...
07-11-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By BCDrums

Sweet!

Golly gee!

Been riding Speedplay Frogs since they were introduced. Still riding the same pair. Every few years I inject some grease. ******g sweet! :thumb:

I am on my third pair of cleats,...
07-01-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By BCDrums

Birthday Ride!

I am inspired by this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1167857-do-i-have.html) from NomarsGirl. I took my birthday ride last week, a week before my 67th birthday. We were on Cape Cod...
07-01-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,700
Posted By BCDrums

Youch! Perhaps I are one.

Youch! Perhaps I are one.
06-29-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By BCDrums

On the very first KMC chain I tried, I got a bum...

On the very first KMC chain I tried, I got a bum Missing Link that wouldn't close, because one of the pins wasn't perpendicular to the side plate:...
06-11-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,882
Posted By BCDrums

This, from a guy with "farts" in his handle....

This, from a guy with "farts" in his handle. :foo:



I have no idea what the cool guys call them. I picked up "brifters" from Sheldon.


Merci!
06-08-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,659
Posted By BCDrums

I’d prefer to ride them. But it is hard to argue...

I’d prefer to ride them. But it is hard to argue with your impeccable logic, Richard.
06-07-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,870
Posted By BCDrums

Really, who does?:innocent:

Really, who does?:innocent:
05-18-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,310
Posted By BCDrums

:) Reasonable question. :foo: Still...

:) Reasonable question.


:foo: Still reasonable. The question could be answered without a discussion of triples vs. doubles vs. singles.



:eek: Oooh! That's a provocation. Mentions web...
05-07-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By BCDrums

I know that riders are 99% satisfied with KMC...

I know that riders are 99% satisfied with KMC chains, but I had a problem with the first one I used. It had a bum Missing Link (see photo in post #5...
05-06-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By BCDrums

Two possibilities that I can think of. ...

Two possibilities that I can think of.

First, you are not putting enough pressure on the link to close it. To do that, close the brakes, stand on the pedal, and the link should close.

Second,...
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