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07-19-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By delbiker1

Bicycling is a big part of my life. I bought some...

Bicycling is a big part of my life. I bought some tools a couple of years ago and started to learn the maintenance/mechanical side of bikes. My skills still could use a lot of improvement, but it has...
07-19-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24,430
Views: 2,281,110
Posted By delbiker1

Headed out this morning at 6:30 to beat the sun...

Headed out this morning at 6:30 to beat the sun and temp getting high. It was 77 deg. F and high humidity. Also wanted to get my ride in before the beach traffic got real heavy. Put in 32 miles,...
Forum: Introductions
07-19-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By delbiker1

Nice intro, Welcome

Nice intro, Welcome
07-18-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By delbiker1

Good post, some real good advice in it.

Good post, some real good advice in it.
07-18-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 597
Posted By delbiker1

The Charge spoon is 25 to 30 dollars. On Amazon...

The Charge spoon is 25 to 30 dollars. On Amazon and Ebay there are saddles from Asia, cheaper on Ebay I think, the is name GUB. A big selection of different styles. I have one that is good for an...
07-18-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By delbiker1

Wow, almost as old as I am. Very cool!

Wow, almost as old as I am. Very cool!
07-18-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 597
Posted By delbiker1

I have a new saddle on my steel roadie, Selle...

I have a new saddle on my steel roadie, Selle Italia C2. I have been on it 3 times, longest is 32 miles. I am really liking it. I will have to look to see where I purchased it. I believe the list...
07-18-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By delbiker1

Very nice! Nothing like getting a new bike and...

Very nice! Nothing like getting a new bike and learning it's individual ways and language. Also, personalizing it for oneself is a pretty cool process.
07-18-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By delbiker1

I would suggest googling riding groups in your...

I would suggest googling riding groups in your area. A lot of groups have different levels of rides for people of different levels to get in with. Definitely need to do some riding to get into ...
Forum: Introductions
07-18-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums, this a good site to see,...

Welcome to BikeForums, this a good site to see, hear of and learn about all different bike related subjects. It can be addictive, so do not let it keep you from actually riding.
07-18-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By delbiker1

I really would like to have one of those....

I really would like to have one of those. Whenever I have seen them they are not sized right, or they are too far away and the seller does not want to ship. I am normally a 53/54, but can go up a bit...
07-18-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By delbiker1

I can sure relate to your post about being the...

I can sure relate to your post about being the cleanest it will ever be. When I finished re-building my Ochsner that very thought went through my mind. But that is OK, I did it to ride it!
07-18-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By delbiker1

I also like a really quiet bike. The Mav open pro...

I also like a really quiet bike. The Mav open pro rims with the Ultegra hubs are as silent as wheels can be. My steel Ochsner with Open Pros is the quietest bike I have ever been on. Cleaning the...
07-18-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By delbiker1

The Kool Stop works well. I have never had the...

The Kool Stop works well. I have never had the Grand Prix tires but have had other continentals that were difficult to mount. My experience is that most tires are much easier the second time mounting...
07-17-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By delbiker1

In temps in the high 80's into the 90's, I get my...

In temps in the high 80's into the 90's, I get my ride in early morning to be done by 9:30 at the latest. Even if I am just doing a casual, low key ride it is as early as I can do it. The stress of...
07-17-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By delbiker1

Cleaned and shined! Show some

I got my miles in this morning before the sun and temp got too high. Just a casual 26 miles. This afternoon I decided to do some maintenance work on my Airborne Zeppelin titanium. I switched the...
Forum: Introductions
07-17-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums and you an A+ on your...

Welcome to BikeForums and you an A+ on your introduction. That is just such a good thing to do. My Mom had her 90th B-day on June 6th and she has been battling cervical cancer since the diagnosis...
07-17-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,529
Posted By delbiker1

My opinion only, there are too many things in...

My opinion only, there are too many things in this storyline that make no sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2,596
Views: 613,752
Posted By delbiker1

These tires are very good: decent flat...

These tires are very good: decent flat protection, really good milage, good grip and a nice ride. At the sale price you will not find a better bargain. I would have ordered more than two if I did...
07-15-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 903
Posted By delbiker1

Definitely not heroic, kindness, sure, but mostly...

Definitely not heroic, kindness, sure, but mostly just the right thing to do. I came upon a gentleman in a wheelchair sitting in the east bound lane of a 2 lane road. I stopped and asked him if he...
07-14-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By delbiker1

New bike day ner gets old, even if the new bike...

New bike day ner gets old, even if the new bike is actually an old bike. Very nice bike, ride it like you own it and be safe!
07-13-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,209
Posted By delbiker1

I started to using DT shifters this year on a...

I started to using DT shifters this year on a early 90's steel bike that I rebuilt. The shifters, derailleurs, the crank and the brakes are the original 105 indexed, 6 speed. I have thought about...
07-13-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,540
Posted By delbiker1

I rode one organized charity event in 1992. I...

I rode one organized charity event in 1992. I have not, and will not, do another one. Too many people and bikes, too many rules and regulations and too much money involved. I ride solo approximately...
07-12-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By delbiker1

Very nice build, great color scheme.

Very nice build, great color scheme.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,347
Posted By delbiker1

I guess I am just confused. Or maybe just plain...

I guess I am just confused. Or maybe just plain wrong. I was thinking that the condition of the roads has a lot to do with bicycling, road bikes at least. I obviously did not successfully make that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,347
Posted By delbiker1

I have been in northern Illinois numerous times...

I have been in northern Illinois numerous times in the last 8 months. The MUP's could certainly use some maintenance. However, the highways and roads are absolutely terrible. One of the highest tax...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By delbiker1

Yesterday, I had the most difficult ride I have...

Yesterday, I had the most difficult ride I have had in many years. I was riding with a friend that is a strong rider. We were out to do a 32 mile circuit at a quick pace. We started out heading into...
07-12-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By delbiker1

Good equipment lasts a long time with maintenance...

Good equipment lasts a long time with maintenance and care. I have a 105 front derailleur that came on a bike I purchased new in 1992. I rebuilt this bike over the winter and both of the derailleurs...
07-11-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,527
Posted By delbiker1

A safe failure? With a bicycle you will be...

A safe failure? With a bicycle you will be riding? I
07-09-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By delbiker1

Decals

www.velocals.com. I just looked at their web-site and they do have Raleigh decals. They have a lot of different ones, so I do not know it they have what you are looking for, but probably. I purchased...
07-09-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,322
Posted By delbiker1

40TH b-DAY

I bought this Ochsner steel frame bike in 1992 as a 40th b-day present to myself. I rebuilt the bike back in March and April of this year. As of today I am just short of 1,000 miles on it since I...
07-09-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 153,867
Posted By delbiker1

Pittsburgh area

Is anyone available to check out a bike for me southeast of Pittsburgh. It looks like Mckeesport area. Certainly can work out a deal for time and expense. Thanks much!
07-08-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By delbiker1

I have not been keeping track of miles at all...

I have not been keeping track of miles at all this year.since I did start to keep mileage for July, but it more geared to weekly. Since July 1st was a Monday, that is when I started the week. Last...
07-08-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17,467
Views: 2,690,857
Posted By delbiker1

I apologize, I was working on 2 bikes this...

I apologize, I was working on 2 bikes this morning and I somehow got things mixed up mid-post. The part about the cassette switched on the Schwinn has nothing to do with the first of half of my post....
07-08-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By delbiker1

I sure remember using Michelin 21s almost...

I sure remember using Michelin 21s almost exclusively back in the early 80s. I are am certain that I got more flats than now. I know I had 19s one time for a very short period of time. One blew out,...
07-07-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24,430
Views: 2,281,110
Posted By delbiker1

Today is my 4th consecutive day of 50. Since...

Today is my 4th consecutive day of 50. Since Monday was the 1st of July, I started to keep track of miles. Today gave me 325 in the past week. Today I rode my Orbea Avant. I cleaned and lubed both...
07-06-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By delbiker1

Mac mini, that is so wrong! Definitely wrong!...

Mac mini, that is so wrong! Definitely wrong! Tires make you mad at coffee shops because of the cookies they sell? Glad I do not live in that world.
07-06-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,579
Posted By delbiker1

2 questions

? 1 What brand of rack is that?
? 2 What is that along the side of the NDS seat stay?
07-06-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 80,797
Posted By delbiker1

I got in my third consecutive 50 mile ride on my...

I got in my third consecutive 50 mile ride on my Ochsner. Had some fuel and rehydration and then cleaned and lubed both the Ochsner and my Orbea Avant. I am now relaxing in the ac, getting rested up...
07-06-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By delbiker1

similar

Here is a picture of my Ochsner that is close in color to the Ciocchttps://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1080/20190628_112549_resized_774b044a2116657cd41b1429e74ef5a05570bca9.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 402,267
Posted By delbiker1

2014 Orbea Avant MD...

2014 Orbea Avant MD 40.https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190703_143509_8d7316769d06dd158b3c622e6244ca4b9b35e282.jpg
2014 Avant MD 40
Forum: Introductions
07-04-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to the Forums. I live 6 miles west of...

Welcome to the Forums. I live 6 miles west of Bethany Beach. Do you make it to the beach?
07-03-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks for the reply. The Orbea is a very good...

Thanks for the reply. The Orbea is a very good bike and they do have a fine reputation. I did not mean to disparage them. The dislike for the ride is a personal preference. I can get a bit obsessed...
07-03-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By delbiker1

I have used both 105 and Ultegra cassettes, 10...

I have used both 105 and Ultegra cassettes, 10 speed not 11, on the same bike with 2 different bikes. I really do not notice that one performs better than the other. I have done that with 9 speed...
07-03-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,214
Posted By delbiker1

Other large object on road

Talk about a safety concern, watch this video. Hve to copy and paste in your browser.

http:www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4pnQ3zBU9M
07-03-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By delbiker1

One more thing, I am going to put the original...

One more thing, I am going to put the original Orbea stem back on it, +/- 6 deg., to see if that will help relieve the quick numbing in my hands when I ride it.
07-03-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By delbiker1

Learning to dislike

I have an Orbea Avant MD 40. It is a 2014 model that I bought new in 2016. I bought it because: I wanted a CF frame, it can handle up to 32 mm tires, good component group in 105 10 speed, it was...
07-03-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,381
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks

Thanks Chief. I am adding an early 90's steel frame Ochsner recently re-built. https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/633x1124/ochsner_hyb_7f30844a68a9cbff9e56d78d11871dbdee2307fa.jpg...
07-02-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,484
Posted By delbiker1

I am going to continue to use my lights during...

I am going to continue to use my lights during daylight hours. Someone trying to convince me that there is a zero percent chance of it helping my visibility to others; be it motorists, cyclists or...
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