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10-19-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Helderberg

masi61 "I made work for me my having my 330mm...

masi61 "I made work for me my having my 330mm post maxed out at the limit line".
This was my next question, is there more of an "effect" of vibration dampening when more of the post is exposed? My...
10-18-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for this. I have found I really like...

Thank you for this. I have found I really like the two bolt system that is on my Topstone and would like to maintain that and thought a carbon post would be a good addition.
Much appreciated,
Thank...
10-17-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you both for your responses. Frank.

Thank you both for your responses.
Frank.
10-17-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Helderberg

Carbon seat post?

Has anyone here used a carbon seat post on a aluminum frame bike? My question is, does it have any effect on felt vibration? I realize it would not be the same as a carbon frame but I noticed a real...
10-11-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Helderberg

No problem. Thank you for your response. Frank.

No problem. Thank you for your response.
Frank.
10-11-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Helderberg

WOW. That is impressive. Very nice bike,...

WOW. That is impressive. Very nice bike, incredible athlete.
Frank.
10-10-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 504,220
Posted By Helderberg

Just added this Topstone 105. Love this thing. ...

Just added this Topstone 105. Love this thing.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1333x1000/topstone_d356c6c1a8f63ff27112f929f73ddeef2fbee801.jpg

Frank.
10-06-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By Helderberg

I like them both but ended up on the Topstone as...

I like them both but ended up on the Topstone as it fits me. The 105 drivetrain has turned into my goto as I believe it is the best bang for my buck out there.
Ride them both and see which one feels...
10-06-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By Helderberg

Wait until you hit 70. Young women think you are...

Wait until you hit 70. Young women think you are adorable or cute. That really hurts. When I was about 30 my father and I were sitting in our local diner and the waitress was sitting with him, hugged...
10-06-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations. I am just below 900 and hope to...

Congratulations. I am just below 900 and hope to have a 1000 mile year also by Dec.31. You have given me a kick in the butt to make sure to get the final miles done. Thankfully, as far as riding a...
10-04-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Helderberg

Just did a short 7.3 miles on the Topstone and I...

Just did a short 7.3 miles on the Topstone and I could not be happier. Took it off road and found out a whole new way to enjoy biking.
Frank.
10-04-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks for the info but I bought this model...

Thanks for the info but I bought this model because of the tires/wheels as I have a flat bar road bike that I ride for speed. Speed being a product of a 71 year old man so you need to have some...
10-03-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Helderberg

Topstone 105

Just brought it home. Hell of a bike.

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09-30-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Helderberg

We need photo's. Congratulations and enjoy. ...

We need photo's. Congratulations and enjoy.
Frank.
09-29-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for the information. I am looking to...

Thank you for the information. I am looking to swap out the stock tires at the end of this year and want to go a little wider so this is good news.
Thanks again for you responses, Frank.
09-29-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Helderberg

Rims: DC3.0 Disc, double wall, 32-hole Tires:...

Rims: DC3.0 Disc, double wall, 32-hole
Tires: Schwalbe Spicer, 700x30c, puncture protection, reflective sidewall
Bike: Cannondale Quick 3, 2018.
I would like to know if a 40c will work on these...
09-28-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Helderberg

Help sizing tires.

I am currently running 700x30c tires and have the clearance for, and would like to install 700x40c's . Having never jumped this much in width is there a limit to how wide a tire I can go on a given...
09-27-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Helderberg

Honestly, I picked up on it quick enough but when...

Honestly, I picked up on it quick enough but when an oncoming car started for me across center line all my new found knowledge went out the window. I like the lack of a shifter for my left thumb as...
09-26-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Helderberg

Apex by sram

I have an opportunity to buy a Topstone apex new old stock at a very good price. What I don't know is anything about the sram Apex system. I rode the bike and everything works but I have no...
09-25-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Helderberg

After rereading my original post I realized that...

After rereading my original post I realized that I am the only person that can answer this question. Sorry for taking up the bandwidth so I will ask this post be either closed or deleted. Thanks sch...
09-24-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations. Frank.

Congratulations.
Frank.
09-24-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for this response. I put the vertical...

Thank you for this response. I put the vertical grips on the bike for variety as my left hand would get numb and hurt. My biggest concern is going to be if I am able to make the angle on the drops...
09-24-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Helderberg

Looking to add a bike.

I currently ride a Quick 3 with a 35* riser stem and swapped the cog set to a 11/36 for the hills and my old knees. What I am thinking is adding a Topstone aluminum frame and 105 hardware. I am going...
09-21-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By Helderberg

What do you do when your bike is perfect?

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Ride it!

I have made the necessary changes in my Quick 3 so as to adapt...
09-11-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 428,464
Posted By Helderberg

Not a beautiful country side but,

just a great day on my bike.

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Frank.
09-10-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,548
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations and looking forward to your 48th...

Congratulations and looking forward to your 48th year post.
Frank.
09-09-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By Helderberg

Just a nice ride.

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Had a great time all by myself after being off the bike for a month. Nothing...
08-06-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you both for your response. Frank.

Thank you both for your response.
Frank.
08-06-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By Helderberg

What is the general consensus about Marin flat bar bikes

Local shop has Marin and they look like a nice bike but I was wondering about any real time experience on them.
Thanks in advance, Frank.
08-05-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,677
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations. You done good. Thanks for...

Congratulations. You done good. Thanks for bringing us along on this journey and showing what this "hobby" is all about.
Be safe, Frank.
08-03-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,960
Posted By Helderberg

Another thing I am noticing is that the some of...

Another thing I am noticing is that the some of major bike lines, in more than I have noticed in the recent past, are not running a 50 chainring or only running it in the top end bikes. I know that...
07-31-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By Helderberg

Sounds like a great way to start the day. Frank.

Sounds like a great way to start the day.
Frank.
07-31-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,082
Posted By Helderberg

Also 70 and I would think you could use a little...

Also 70 and I would think you could use a little less intensity. I ride, lift free weights, walk and have found I need to set days off, lower intensity, to recover. When I was pushing everyday I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Helderberg

Whats called the "Dork disc" doesn't bother me...

Whats called the "Dork disc" doesn't bother me but the wheel reflectors went once I got the bike home. As far as real parts, the stem went after about 50 miles along with the saddle. A lot since then...
07-27-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By Helderberg

Funny you should post that. I was thinking the...

Funny you should post that. I was thinking the same thing.
Thanks, Frank.
07-27-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By Helderberg

You got this!

On a ride today after not being out in about 6 days so I wanted to get at least 15 in. I decided to ride my compass route, obviously N-S-E-W, which gets me about 7.6 so I was going to do it twice....
07-26-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By Helderberg

You know I enjoyed you reporting and photos....

You know I enjoyed you reporting and photos. Thank you and very happy you had a safe trip and fairly good weather.
Frank.
07-25-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Helderberg

So cool to see this. The mountains in the...

So cool to see this. The mountains in the distance, I tell people here in NC that that is something I miss about NY and there they are. Thank you for sharing your trip.
Frank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,981
Posted By Helderberg

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-25-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By Helderberg

Again, making me very homesick. The wife and I...

Again, making me very homesick. The wife and I would drive down and go to the shops and stop for lunch. Beautiful country and great photos.
Thanks, Frank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By Helderberg

I have to be honest, that "Something Shiny" sure...

I have to be honest, that "Something Shiny" sure makes this a difficult decision to make on pure logic. I will take your advice seriously.
Thanks, Frank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By Helderberg

canklecat, I have to admit that the neck and...

canklecat, I have to admit that the neck and shoulder thing is starting to be a consideration as of late. I have narrowed my bars and that has helped but when I get up to around an hour + on a ride I...
07-24-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Helderberg

I have been through some of those exact places in...

I have been through some of those exact places in my younger days with my family. Again, makes me homesick in a big way. Love the shot of the old country road and the monuments. Looks like you are...
07-24-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Helderberg

You are making me homesick with the shot of the...

You are making me homesick with the shot of the distant mountains. Originally from the Albany area and our youngest daughter graduated from Plattsburgh so we spent four years driving to the area. Be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all. Are there better, less aggressive...

Thank you all. Are there better, less aggressive geometry wise, models of bike? I have read that, in the Cannondale line for instance, the Synapse is a less aggressive design than say the EVO. Am I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By Helderberg

Been leaning that way but my memories of my old...

Been leaning that way but my memories of my old Columbia road bike, back in the 80's, have had a real pull on my mind.
Thanks, Frank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By Helderberg

In need of advice.

I am riding a Cannondale Quick 3 and 7 due to a back surgery a few years ago. I would like to move to a road bike but not a model with an aggressive geometry. I would like to stay with Cannondale but...
07-21-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By Helderberg

Strava vs Garmin.

I have been using the free version of Strava for over a year now but have been thinking of getting a Garmin dedicated bike computer. I don't go outside the surrounding areas and have no interest to...
07-20-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By Helderberg

In my case I am definitely a medium on paper but...

In my case I am definitely a medium on paper but ride a large. The standover is exactly how you describe but I am very comfortable for my body on a large. I did swap the stem for a shorter piece with...
07-19-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By Helderberg

Did a mear 11.4 miles yesterday with temp at 97*,...

Did a mear 11.4 miles yesterday with temp at 97*, heat index 111*, so I did not make the 15 I was shooting for. I like the heat for rides but the humidity here is brutal. My 70 year old body just...
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