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09-14-19, 10:03 PM
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Posted By philbob57

26 miles under sunny skies, mostly mid- to upper-...

26 miles under sunny skies, mostly mid- to upper- 70s, light SW wind. Quick recovery, then a walk down to Northwestern's stadium to see NU beat UNLV. Man, 8 mph headwinds are so much easier to deal...
09-12-19, 05:25 PM
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Views: 248
Posted By philbob57

You shouldn't need a new rear der to go to...

You shouldn't need a new rear der to go to 7-speed. Any der that can do 6 normally spaced cogs (not necessarily Ultra-6) should be able to do 7. My V-GT works fine for indexed shifting over 7 cogs,...
09-11-19, 03:20 PM
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Views: 237
Posted By philbob57

What thread was that (a link might help people...

What thread was that (a link might help people who come after you, since this comes up every so often)?

Also, mild carpal tunnel syndrome is a possibility. That's based on my being diagnosed with...
09-11-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,017
Posted By philbob57

Actually, I think am built a lot like OP - 66.5"...

Actually, I think am built a lot like OP - 66.5" in height, 30.75" cycling inseam, 32" or 33" dress shirt sleeve length. I ride a 1973 English road frame, 21" (CTT, since it's English) seat tube, 22"...
09-11-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By philbob57

What does your doc say about an artificial hip?

What does your doc say about an artificial hip?
09-10-19, 07:35 PM
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Posted By philbob57

Funny, I have the same thought - back too far on...

Funny, I have the same thought - back too far on the saddle. Also, I think you'll be more comfortable if you bend your elbows in all positions.
09-10-19, 07:05 PM
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Posted By philbob57

August 30 - great 36 mile ride with quick...

August 30 - great 36 mile ride with quick recovery. The plan was to ride a couple of times during the 1st week of September, 40 miles on 9/8, a couple of easy rides, and then 50 on 9/15 at the...
09-10-19, 04:56 PM
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Views: 671
Posted By philbob57

Can you say more about where the pain is?

Can you say more about where the pain is?
09-08-19, 01:45 PM
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Views: 451
Posted By philbob57

Selling vintage parts: when are prices highest?

Is there an annual cycle for price fluctuations for vintage parts? If so, whet are the best times to sell? When are the best times to buy?

For example, when do people look for parts for an Eroica...
09-08-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By philbob57

3rd hand for adjusting brakes.

3rd hand for adjusting brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By philbob57

Kool-Stop Tire Jack?

Kool-Stop Tire Jack?
09-04-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,420
Posted By philbob57

Especially if you have someone who will help with...

Especially if you have someone who will help with the measurements, I recommend trying out this: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp. I suggest that because maybe a...
09-04-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By philbob57

Sounds urgent. What does Lezyne say? Or are they...

Sounds urgent. What does Lezyne say? Or are they not answering their phone except with voicemail?
09-04-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By philbob57

Depends on budget. I like my DMR V12s. I chose...

Depends on budget. I like my DMR V12s. I chose them over competing pedals because they were the biggest and flattest at my desired price. For reviews, look in BMX forums and reviews.
09-03-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By philbob57

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1180641...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1180641-tanner-s-orchard-vintage-steel-bike-ride-peoria-il-usa-sept-28-2019-a.html
09-02-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By philbob57

Adding up the number of people who pass me? That...

Adding up the number of people who pass me? That would take one hell of a battery! For my enjoyment, it's temp, wind speed and direction, sunshine, whether or not Baker Boys is open (a local balery),...
09-02-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By philbob57

I'm sitting at home during wonderful riding...

I'm sitting at home during wonderful riding weather because of side effects of the 1st Shingrix shot 2 days ago, feeling sorry for myself. You've reminded me that it's better than getting shingles,...
09-02-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,437
Posted By philbob57

How do you keep knee warmers from falling down?

How do you keep knee warmers from falling down?
09-02-19, 12:37 PM
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Posted By philbob57

'Dirt drop' bars look a lot like 'randonneur'...

'Dirt drop' bars look a lot like 'randonneur' bars. I hate 'marketing'.
09-01-19, 03:44 PM
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Posted By philbob57

If all you want to do is track miles, something...

If all you want to do is track miles, something like this will do:...
08-31-19, 04:04 PM
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Views: 4,017
Posted By philbob57

OK. I, too, have relatively short legs and long...

OK. I, too, have relatively short legs and long torso/arm combo. I rode a bike sized like yours for a couple of years, but I felt cramped. The cure was:

1) bike with longer top tube - 21" seat...
08-31-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By philbob57

Closing the loop: I bought a Sunrace SLR80...

Closing the loop: I bought a Sunrace SLR80 8-speed downtube shifter to go with a Shimano 7-speed freewheel and my V-GT rder. Even with the 0.2 mm narrower 8-speed spacing, the only problem I've found...
08-30-19, 04:41 PM
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Posted By philbob57

SunRace SLR-80 - SunRace | SLR80...

SunRace SLR-80 - SunRace | SLR80 (http://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/slr80). My first foray into indexed shifting on my 1973 MKM. I went for the 8-speed even though I use a 7-speed freewheel...
08-30-19, 04:26 PM
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Views: 515
Posted By philbob57

Looks like a GREAT trip! Something unforgettable...

Looks like a GREAT trip! Something unforgettable memories are made of.

Did you make your son carry more than you did?

It's pretty good timing. Sometime in the next few years, he won't want to...
08-30-19, 04:21 PM
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Views: 639
Posted By philbob57

1) Size of vintage frame measurement - CTC or...

1) Size of vintage frame measurement - CTC or CTT? 54 cm CTC is about 56.5 cm CTT. IIRC, the Treks are measured and advertised CTT; I don't know about the Puchs.

2) A rule of thumb for frame...
08-30-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,634
Posted By philbob57

You Southerners: how do you do it in that heat...

You Southerners: how do you do it in that heat and humidity???? I doff helmet to you. Allen TX? SE US? Forsooth!

I doubt that I'll ride tomorrow, so:

My goals for August were: ride more miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,671
Posted By philbob57

I ride heavier so I can get home in case of flat...

I ride heavier so I can get home in case of flat or mechanical problem - tools, spare tube, phone in a handlebar bag, rear rack, lock, computer (well, I can get home without that), pump. Maybe a...
08-27-19, 08:54 PM
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Views: 4,204
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations! Cool story. The last time I...

Congratulations! Cool story.

The last time I rode with my wife, she had to rest twice in 3 miles. That was probably 1982. (We're still together; she's just not a cyclist.)
08-27-19, 08:48 PM
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Posted By philbob57

23+ miles in high winds, partly sunny, high 70s....

23+ miles in high winds, partly sunny, high 70s. Brings me to 901 miles for the year, 140 or so ahead of last year. 265 for the month.
08-27-19, 08:40 PM
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Posted By philbob57

Looks bigger than 58.

Looks bigger than 58.
08-26-19, 08:45 PM
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Posted By philbob57

The article is out of date. I used a Polar OH1. I...

The article is out of date. I used a Polar OH1. I liked that it had a memory. I liked the band. I didn't like the battery - I got 6 hours/charge, instead of the expected 10-12 hours.

I bought a...
08-26-19, 03:23 PM
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Posted By philbob57

Aaargh! Photo not necessary - I botched the...

Aaargh! Photo not necessary - I botched the adjustment. I woke up this morning realizing what the problem was: in adjusting the outermost cog I kept the original tension on the cable.

A short...
08-26-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By philbob57

Some people do friction for lots of cogs. It's...

Some people do friction for lots of cogs. It's easy to get new downtube indexed shifters for 8-speed and 7-speed cogs. Maybe not the highest quality, but brand new, delivered in as little as one day,...
08-25-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,153
Posted By philbob57

I was getting myself into a situation in which I...

I was getting myself into a situation in which I wasn't out of breath but felt like I just had to stop. I stop for a few minutes, then ride for 5-10 minutes and feel I had to stop again repetitively....
08-25-19, 07:30 PM
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Posted By philbob57

I generally use 2 in back and 2 in front, with...

I generally use 2 in back and 2 in front, with occasional use of a 3rd or even a 4th, depending on conditions. The specific rear cogs change as the season progresses and as I get stronger..
08-25-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,200
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Posted By philbob57

Swapped my Ultra-6 speed 14-26 freewheel for a...

Swapped my Ultra-6 speed 14-26 freewheel for a Shimano 7-speed 14-28. Kept my Suntour Power Shifters and V-GT der. The der doesn't have the range for all 7 cogs, but the shifting is so much better...
08-25-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By philbob57

What is your budget? I really like the Five Ten...

What is your budget? I really like the Five Ten Freeriders at $100, the last time I looked, maybe 20% off up until Labor Day. They fit my feet and really grip the pedals, and the soles are made to...
08-23-19, 11:06 AM
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Posted By philbob57

8/22 - low 70s and windy, almost 28 miles about...

8/22 - low 70s and windy, almost 28 miles about which I have mixed feelings. First, I felt cold ... I never expected I'd feel cold at 70 degrees. Second, the wind sapped my spirit. It seemed to be...
08-23-19, 10:53 AM
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Posted By philbob57

My SIL performed on at least one bill with Stan...

My SIL performed on at least one bill with Stan Rogers. I won't repeat her comments. No matter what he was like in person, many of his songs are very powerful, meaningful, and entertaining. I can see...
08-23-19, 09:59 AM
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Posted By philbob57

Yikes! I haven't even thought of Stan Rogers for...

Yikes! I haven't even thought of Stan Rogers for at least a decade....:) I'm very glad you beat the odds. I can't imagine how much effort you had to exert.
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I turned 75 a month ago. I stopped...
08-23-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By philbob57

I, too, assume most have the capability. I know...

I, too, assume most have the capability. I know the manual for at least some of the Brytons say you can turn GPS off. I the Lezynes have the same ability. There's more to the GPS world than Garmin.
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Posted By philbob57

Why not go through the process of cleaning the...

Why not go through the process of cleaning the rims and tires and regluing them for your own experimental purpose? Then sell the wheels for whatever you can get. If you're near a college, you're...
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By philbob57

Funny ... as I read this thread, I thought...

Funny ... as I read this thread, I thought someone has to mention aluminum wheels. It's not for looks. It's not weight, though aluminum rims will weigh a lot less than the steel that's on the bike...
08-22-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,112
Posted By philbob57

DrIsotope makes me remember something that may be...

DrIsotope makes me remember something that may be significant. The ISM's 'horns' allow you to use your thighs to help control your bike. Traditional noseless saddles just support the butt. Thighs are...
08-21-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24,600
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Posted By philbob57

16 miles, some intervals - humid, windy, very...

16 miles, some intervals - humid, windy, very cloudy, rain and thunder due a 2.5 hours after I started. 45 minutes into the ride, I saw lightning a few miles North (I thought), so I rode home. South....
08-21-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,112
Posted By philbob57

I tried one of their road saddles to avoid...

I tried one of their road saddles to avoid getting numb after 15 miles on my Brooks Imperial. The design places your pubic rami on what I call the horns of the saddle, and that's where most of the...
08-20-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 52,057
Views: 6,960,633
Posted By philbob57

Yeah. Please. Hide that listing (sick playa)

Yeah. Please. Hide that listing (sick playa)
08-20-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,018
Posted By philbob57

Well, I'm 75 riding in flat Northern Illinois -...

Well, I'm 75 riding in flat Northern Illinois - think 420' elevation change over 25 miles. I've been riding 45/42 with 14-16-18-20-23-26 for the past 2-2.5 years. That's down from 49/46 a few years...
08-14-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24,600
Views: 2,315,517
Posted By philbob57

21 miles, high 70s-low 80s, humid, light wind,...

21 miles, high 70s-low 80s, humid, light wind, mostly sunny, high probability of rain that never materialized. Felt awful for first 10 miles. Ate the almond butter sandwich my W suggested I take...
08-14-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By philbob57

Info on SIS downtube shifters?

Id like to install 7 speed indexed shifting with downtube shifting on my 1973 bike with either a 7 speed freewheel or my current Ultra-6. The bike needs shifters with a clamp, since there are no...
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