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Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By delbiker1

Try reducing the tension to see if that gets you...

Try reducing the tension to see if that gets you clipped in more solidly. I like to use the least tension I can without inadvertently coming unclipped.
08-06-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By delbiker1

For some of us, at times, working on a bicycle is...

For some of us, at times, working on a bicycle is close to as challenging, At least, in our heads, it is.
08-06-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By delbiker1

cs141, if I posted every time I have done...

cs141, if I posted every time I have done something I consider stupid while working on a bike, I would have significantly more posts. People would probably have told me to stop working on my bikes,...
08-02-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 983
Posted By delbiker1

Does it really matter? It is a very nice bike....

Does it really matter? It is a very nice bike. Just ride it and enjoy it. Be safe!
07-28-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,225
Posted By delbiker1

Here in south-coastal Delaware, a beach resort...

Here in south-coastal Delaware, a beach resort area, there are significantly fewer visitors this year, due to the CV-19 crisis,. Traffic backups have been very few and short. I am seeing very low...
07-27-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By delbiker1

Your body has a lot more work to do keeping cool....

Your body has a lot more work to do keeping cool. Fuel and hydration, electrolytes get depleted quickly. IMO, 80 degrees is not that bad, certainly not extreme, but if your body is not used to it, it...
07-27-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By delbiker1

Awesome, good for you. I love riding early in the...

Awesome, good for you. I love riding early in the morning before the sun gets higher and intense, and little traffic. This time of year I get out by 7am at the very latest, prefer by 6, and get back...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By delbiker1

Nice job. It should be a blast to cruise around...

Nice job. It should be a blast to cruise around on.
07-26-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By delbiker1

Sure, they can be touched up. With matte, it...

Sure, they can be touched up. With matte, it might/probably will not be so obvious. I have used Testor's model paint and/or fingernail polish. There are different shades available. Chips and...
Forum: Introductions
07-25-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. SE PA has some great...

Welcome to BikeForums. SE PA has some great cycling and decent trout fishing.
07-24-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 406
Posted By delbiker1

I have Panaracer GKs in 26mm on a bike and...

I have Panaracer GKs in 26mm on a bike and Panaracer Pasela PTs 25mm on another. The GKs measure at 27.1mm on C17 rims and the Paselas measure at 24.3 on C15 wheels. They are both nice riding, sturdy...
Forum: Introductions
07-22-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By delbiker1

Glad to have you onboard. There is a wealth of...

Glad to have you onboard. There is a wealth of knowledge and the opportunity to see a lot of incredible bicycles.
07-22-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 785
Posted By delbiker1

Definitely an issue in this time of Covid crisis....

Definitely an issue in this time of Covid crisis. I have been waiting on a new cassette for a while and do not know when it is actually going to be available. Fortunately, I do not need it right now....
Forum: Introductions
07-22-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, I have a road titanium bike, but I am...

Welcome, I have a road titanium bike, but I am not knowledgeable enough to answer your question. Keep in mind that wheels and tires also have weight limitations. If you are a big/heavy person, you...
07-22-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By delbiker1

It is a GT mountain bike but I do not know what...

It is a GT mountain bike but I do not know what model. It is certainly carrying a lot of weight. I have give to credit to the gentleman for getting out there and doing the pedaling. Whatever his...
07-20-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By delbiker1

You can get a Tiagra 4600 mid-cage rear...

You can get a Tiagra 4600 mid-cage rear derailleur off Ebay for $40 plus $8 shipping, listed as take off new without packaging and minor blemishes. Also, Vuelta has 48T and 38T chainrings for 130bcd...
07-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By delbiker1

90 at 9

I just got back from my morning ride. Sitting here drinking a yogurt/fruit smoothie. 90 degrees at 9am, forecast for high 90's this afternoon. Of course, also high humidity. Got in 26 miles and I am...
07-17-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 57,549
Views: 8,366,492
Posted By delbiker1

Sheddle, The GT Continuum is too small and too...

Sheddle, The GT Continuum is too small and too far away for me. I do not know what the value might be. But I think it is a really cool bike and would probably check it out in other circumstances....
Forum: Introductions
07-17-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By delbiker1

Good to see your post and welcome. I sort of like...

Good to see your post and welcome. I sort of like to tinker with my bikes. I like riding them much more. I have been riding road bikes for close to 40 years, but started to purchase tools and do the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By delbiker1

Look up the one year mileage record a woman in...

Look up the one year mileage record a woman in Florida did a couple of years ago. 85,000 miles, all on the same approx. 7 mile loop. 232 miles a day avg, 33.5 laps per day, though she said she took...
07-15-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By delbiker1

That would be a straight up switch, other than...

That would be a straight up switch, other than probably having to adjust the cable. I forgot to mention that Deore 9 derailleurs also work. I have a Deore 9 speed long cage with Microshift cassette,...
07-15-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By delbiker1

There are 4400, 4500 and 4600 mid/long cage...

There are 4400, 4500 and 4600 mid/long cage derailleurs available on Ebay. Any of them are compatible. The 4700 derailleurs are NOT compatible with 9 speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By delbiker1

If at all possible, I try not to cover the same...

If at all possible, I try not to cover the same territory on a longer ride. Depending on the direction I start out with, I can do that most of the time. If I need to go back over the same section/s,...
07-14-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 263,541
Posted By delbiker1

Is there a problem with Record headset? It is a...

Is there a problem with Record headset? It is a high quality headset. Cannot see how you are going to get used one as nice as that for a reasonable price. Most people probably would not think of a 36...
07-14-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By delbiker1

TiHabanero, this was originally blue. I believe...

TiHabanero, this was originally blue. I believe the red Ochsner's were the higher end model. I stripped it, had it powder coated and rebuilt it last year. I purchased a new decal set from Velocal,...
07-14-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,371
Posted By delbiker1

I live in a beach resort area, Bethany Beach, De....

I live in a beach resort area, Bethany Beach, De. The bike shops here have been slammed with repairs and are sold of much of the new bike stock. However, the numbers of vacationers here has been...
07-14-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By delbiker1

Being in Canada makes shipping from the USA...

Being in Canada makes shipping from the USA problematic due to costs. I really cannot comment on availability or price of used in Winnipeg or any of Canada.
07-13-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By delbiker1

You should be able to find a really nice used...

You should be able to find a really nice used aluminum or steel frame set for $600. What area are you located?
07-13-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3,220
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Views: 453,117
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks much for the info.

Thanks much for the info.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,719
Posted By delbiker1

Keep your bike in great operating condition, be...

Keep your bike in great operating condition, be visible, keep your focus and trust nobody.
07-12-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,220
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 453,117
Posted By delbiker1

Wildwood, nice picture. That is how I feel when...

Wildwood, nice picture. That is how I feel when riding one of my bikes. What is that vest you are sporting? I like it!
07-12-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 941
Posted By delbiker1

There are definitely people that were born with...

There are definitely people that were born with natural talent for certain activities. There are also the people that worked very hard at acquiring whatever skills they have. I think many elite...
07-12-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By delbiker1

It's like new

Today I finally took the plunge and did some modernizing on my late 80's Ochsner, I had been considering going to 9 or 10 speed STI drivetrain for quite awhile. I kept deciding against it and stayed...
07-09-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,310
Posted By delbiker1

I sure do not have a definitive answer to the...

I sure do not have a definitive answer to the question. I can say that I purchased a 105 7000 groupset and have it on a Soma Smoothie I built about 6 weeks ago. The 7000 groupset is outstanding. Set...
07-05-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By delbiker1

As stated above, pictures always help. The the...

As stated above, pictures always help. The the size you need also. You might want to search Ebay. I have purchased a couple via that route.
Forum: Introductions
07-05-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By delbiker1

Good to have you back in the world of bicycles....

Good to have you back in the world of bicycles. Enjoy the ride and be safe!
07-05-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,231
Posted By delbiker1

I believe Q-tubes has 700C tubes with 32mm presta...

I believe Q-tubes has 700C tubes with 32mm presta valves. JensonUSA might have them, or check on Ebay.
northwestbicycle.com has them advertised
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,841
Posted By delbiker1

I cut back on the mileage and a bit on intensity....

I cut back on the mileage and a bit on intensity. I had a bout of IBS and I have issues with heat stress. I do not take many days completely off, but a couple of days a week I do a slow, casual ride...
07-04-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By delbiker1

More weight, more friction, quicker tread loss. I...

More weight, more friction, quicker tread loss. I think in the past 4 or 5 years, the only flats(2) on the front were when using a used tire, decent tread left, with latex tube. That was this spring...
07-04-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By delbiker1

That is pretty normal now. Are they mounted on a...

That is pretty normal now. Are they mounted on a sticky back?
07-03-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By delbiker1

I have a 2006 Schwinn SS DBX with 4500 Tiagra...

I have a 2006 Schwinn SS DBX with 4500 Tiagra groupset, including brifters, and Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes. It all works fine. I believe with the mechanical disc brakes, the cable pull is the...
07-03-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By delbiker1

I have no advice or possible cause to pass on to...

I have no advice or possible cause to pass on to you. However, I went through a spell this spring in which I had at least a dozen flats in a 2 month period. I had flats on a few different bikes, all...
Forum: For Sale
07-03-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By delbiker1

The company sent you the wrong product, or you...

The company sent you the wrong product, or you ordered the wrong product? If they sent you the wrong product, I would be fighting that shipping charge.
07-03-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,606
Posted By delbiker1

Unless I want to feel a lack of energy and...

Unless I want to feel a lack of energy and hunger,I cannot ride 25 miles without eating before and/or during the ride. I have always been skinny with a naturally fast metabolism. I am 5' 8" and...
06-29-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,606
Posted By delbiker1

That is quite a judgemental statement. It does...

That is quite a judgemental statement. It does nobody any good.
06-29-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 263,541
Posted By delbiker1

8 speed DT levers

USAZorro, I have a set of 8 speed, 105 DT shift levers. Right lever has index or friction modes. Very good shape with some minor surface scratching. I bought them from BF member Doc, but never used...
06-27-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By delbiker1

Keep in mind, with brifters you can shift and...

Keep in mind, with brifters you can shift and brake with your hands on the top of the hoods. It takes a bit of experience and time to find the right feel for accuracy, but, there is not that much...
06-27-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By delbiker1

Just a suggestion, move the brake levers forward...

Just a suggestion, move the brake levers forward so the tops of the hoods are level with level with the top of the bar. It usually makes for more comfort for the hands and wrist, and better reach to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By delbiker1

Make sure it is in fact the same BCD and the two...

Make sure it is in fact the same BCD and the two cranksets are compatible with the same BB.
06-26-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,811
Posted By delbiker1

A few years ago, after a few days of cold, windy,...

A few years ago, after a few days of cold, windy, wet December days, I abetted in the demise of a gray squirrel. That morning the sun came out, the wind calmed and it warmed up a bit. I was doing a...
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