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10-09-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,562
Posted By deacon mark

The only real side effect is retrograde...

The only real side effect is retrograde ejaculation. Means zero to me at this point in my life. I lost my bride of 32 years after her long battle with breast cancer 7 months ago. So as a deacon in...
10-02-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By deacon mark

That does not seem right. I have a set of 105's...

That does not seem right. I have a set of 105's on both my road bikes and never have done a thing to them in 4 years. I am guessing the one set has 20000 miles on them easy and work like the day I...
10-01-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By deacon mark

I am a jazz guitarist and guitar repairmen. I can...

I am a jazz guitarist and guitar repairmen. I can hear the spokes and checking them with the gauge says that my ears can ear when the tensions are close. The Park tensionmeter is fine and not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,648
Posted By deacon mark

Sometimes these things happen. You can hit the...

Sometimes these things happen. You can hit the Wall in a marathon and still be in fantastic shape. Many factors don’t beat yourself up. I have sort of bonked riding but I have hit the Wall in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By deacon mark

At 245 he needs 32 spokes in rear even 36 is not...

At 245 he needs 32 spokes in rear even 36 is not awful. Front 24 but don’t think some light 24 x 28 will be ok.
09-13-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,248
Posted By deacon mark

I am cyclist and long distance runner. Many years...

I am cyclist and long distance runner. Many years ago about 30 years old I had bad case of pleurisy and showed up in my doctors office with all the pain in the chest ect. He went about crazy asking...
09-05-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,828
Posted By deacon mark

Lost my bride to her 10 year battle with breast...

Lost my bride to her 10 year battle with breast cancer 6 months ago. After 32 plus years of marriage. She did finally a few years ago have me get her a road bike and we road a few times. Not a lot...
08-31-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,113
Posted By deacon mark

I wear running pants easy to find in the running...

I wear running pants easy to find in the running store and they are not exactly like tight tights.
08-20-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,914
Posted By deacon mark

I had the impression that really most of the time...

I had the impression that really most of the time you were giving up on riding outside. My error sorry I better leave this thread alone.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,868
Posted By deacon mark

This is me I normally never pay to ride unless...

This is me I normally never pay to ride unless something very special or a cause I am really for. From what I can see around these parts a ride in the surrounding roads for say 50-100 miles is at...
08-18-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,914
Posted By deacon mark

Riding a trainer if fine in winter and with bad...

Riding a trainer if fine in winter and with bad weather but frankly I just don't get the not riding outside? Go yourself and avoid groups take the path you want and when you want. I do get that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By deacon mark

I have 6800 and it shifts incredible you have...

I have 6800 and it shifts incredible you have something wrong in the set up. I have full 6800 and while I have not tried 8000 or the 9100 I am sure it could not be any better other than weighing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,989
Posted By deacon mark

I am the odd guy out. I am not a pro rider or...

I am the odd guy out. I am not a pro rider or ever were even close. I am not a doctor, dentist, or even a lawyer but wow I like my titanium Habanero. It weighs about 1 pound more than my Wilier but I...
08-08-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,536
Posted By deacon mark

That is pretty impressive. I retired a year ago...

That is pretty impressive. I retired a year ago and not quite 60 and this month manage 1094 miles riding thought that was pretty good. I do run also so that cuts into the bike but still a 100 miles a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By deacon mark

It seems I got it figured out now to find best...

It seems I got it figured out now to find best place to cycle. Last time I was there I went a bit East and North of the downtown Bozeman Area. I went up Kelly Canyon Road and out this way...
08-04-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,562
Posted By deacon mark

I took if for a few years before I had Greenlight...

I took if for a few years before I had Greenlight Laser Surgery last year to cutaway area of prostate to urinate better. Flomax had zero effect on my riding or running for that matter no side effects...
08-01-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By deacon mark

So I took rear wheel off and lubed around the...

So I took rear wheel off and lubed around the quick release put back in the dropouts. Then I lubed the pedals and a bit of lube on the cassette. Today after 71 mile ride no click at all drivetrain is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By deacon mark

I did, you are a lot of help you in this thread.

I did, you are a lot of help you in this thread.
07-31-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By deacon mark

It seems to be tied to pedal cadence and remains...

It seems to be tied to pedal cadence and remains if I shift gears up or down on the rear. Seems to be around in 34 ring but I donít use that ring much. I thought about cleats and pedals and tried...
07-31-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By deacon mark

Ticking noise drivetrain

Ok put on the new 11 speed chain shimano with used Wippermann Connex. Drivetrain runs fine but notice a tick when I pedal, no tick when not pedaling. It seems to click sometimes but at other times no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By deacon mark

Road bike rental Bozeman Montana

I am going to be in Bozeman in from 8-09 thru 09-15. Tried to rent a road bike for maybe 4 days and wow. One place is $50 a day and the other is $40 but they are booked and not in my size. I guess I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By deacon mark

No once it is set it is fine and it is not all...

No once it is set it is fine and it is not all that difficult. I have upgrade in my head and you have brought me back to my senses. THank you.
07-28-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,323
Posted By deacon mark

This is a great forum. I always have ridden bikes...

This is a great forum. I always have ridden bikes since a kid they got me around and freedom. Well I started long distance running to stay in shape for baseball and keep it up so far all my life 41...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By deacon mark

Best price 8000 groupset

My Wilier is 6700 and shifts fine have it dialed in but it does require patience at first to get it correct. My 6800 on the other bike is smooth as butter much easier cannot imagine much better. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By deacon mark

Buy a Cyclops new they are not all that bad. I...

Buy a Cyclops new they are not all that bad. I had a wind trainer for years was fine. The mechanism in back went bad lifetime warranty. They sent me a new one, I sold my used for a about $90. Bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By deacon mark

Cateye does have place you just input the wheel...

Cateye does have place you just input the wheel roll out in mm. On my Habanero and Wilier they
are both 2093. I use that number and rarely are total amount from my Garmin 910 much different. The...
07-25-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By deacon mark

I broke mine sliding on ice in a turn. Did not...

I broke mine sliding on ice in a turn. Did not need a replacement but doctor said breaking a hip is delicate because of major blood supply area to hip can cause problems. I was fortunate 3 stainless...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,056
Posted By deacon mark

They are expensive so another reason to keep...

They are expensive so another reason to keep riding my Conti GP 4000 IIs with tubes. They last and last and last...…..I have over 6000 miles on mine and no chords showing.
07-23-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By deacon mark

Yes it is and I can buy a Wipperman for $25 and I...

Yes it is and I can buy a Wipperman for $25 and I used it for 2 chains and for me that is about 10,000 miles I am super easy on chains get lots of mileage. I would bet I could keep using the...
07-23-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By deacon mark

Shimano 11 Spd Quick Link PIA

Today I put a new 11 speed chain on my bike and normally I use a Wippermann Connnex quick link. Since it was the 2 chain I have used for the wippermann I decided to try the Shimano Quick link. What a...
07-21-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By deacon mark

Wipperman Connex quick link?

I have always used these on my chains. They work so well and easy I have one for my 10 spd 6700 drivetrain and for the 11 speed 6800. My question is about reusing them for two chains. I like them...
07-21-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,088
Posted By deacon mark

Straight Water"

I am I the only one or does anyone else really not like to drink straight water. I don't mean sport drinks and replacement drinks I just mean something with taste? Personally I drink Crystal Light on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,043
Posted By deacon mark

I am sure Specialized makes good bikes but I will...

I am sure Specialized makes good bikes but I will never own one and hope to only give them some grief for they marketing schemes they pull off. Not to mention no threaded bottom brackets and exposed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By deacon mark

That is why I like Shimano hubs. Ultegra 6800 are...

That is why I like Shimano hubs. Ultegra 6800 are great and pretty much silent. I hate noisy rear wheels at the expense of weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,665
Posted By deacon mark

I have carbon and it rides very good but the TI...

I have carbon and it rides very good but the TI Habby just moves incredibly smoother and no noise at all on the road. The bumps and rough stuff make no sounds even the wind, but on carbon I hear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By deacon mark

Tubes that hold air are as good as new and even...

Tubes that hold air are as good as new and even better because you know they hold air. I think i have tubes years old and patched. Wear items are cassettes, chains, cable and housing, and bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By deacon mark

Paved bike path a mess I don't ride it

In our twin cities in Illinois we have a bike path that goes through the city and all around. Basically it is for running and cycling although I avoid it cycling because it gets crowded with dog...
07-12-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By deacon mark

I still would like to figure out ho you spoke a...

I still would like to figure out ho you spoke a wheel with no holes, It appears the only choice is going through valve stem and then using magnet. Another reason not to run tubeless tires. I cannot...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,497
Posted By deacon mark

k I am the original poster and have come back to...

k I am the original poster and have come back to read this for follow. It would seem to me that simply to carry my cell phone which I always do in my jersey is the best way to have contact with...
07-11-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By deacon mark

I went to my original package came with wheels...

I went to my original package came with wheels and sure enough the spoke wrench was in the box, 2 of them in fact to hold the bladed spokes. Manage to get the wheel back very true that is great.
07-11-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By deacon mark

This is what comes up these are the wheels...

This is what comes up these are the wheels https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-WH-RS61-TL-F-3380.pdf
07-11-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By deacon mark

Shimano RS61 wheels. How to rebuild?

I have a set of Shimano RS61 wheels came with bike. They have been ok have 10,500 miles on them and I went to true the front wheel. These take a special large spoke wrench? None of mine work and went...
07-09-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,601
Posted By deacon mark

There is no answer as such it depends on your...

There is no answer as such it depends on your background. You are doing better and if you stay consistent and simply add miles/time each week you will soon be riding 25 miles. That will seem great...
07-07-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,892
Posted By deacon mark

Old Guys and Descending

So I naturally get more interesting viewing cycling with the TDF going on and leads me to a question. I like most of the group here I believe find those crazy descending speeds they go are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,684
Posted By deacon mark

Once you get on a Titanium frame the flex stops...

Once you get on a Titanium frame the flex stops and it rides like no CF can quite do. There is no difference in speed between my Ti and CF. The Ti just rides much better.
07-05-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,193
Posted By deacon mark

I went 63 miles out early at 5:15 am so no...

I went 63 miles out early at 5:15 am so no traffic at all went right through town at road speed and no real stops. Manage to do only 1300 feet of climbing but it is the flatlands here but no stops...
07-04-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,593
Posted By deacon mark

What speed did you top out at?

What speed did you top out at?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,156
Posted By deacon mark

I am not riding to loose any weight maybe just...

I am not riding to loose any weight maybe just maintain ( 6'2" 167 lbs) but I just find it laughable. If I were to eat based on what the crazy garmin said I would be gone by now. I generally eat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,156
Posted By deacon mark

Calorie counts Garmin and Strava

I know this has been beat to death but this bugs me. I normally use a Garmin 910fx triathlon watch for running and riding bike. I simply take off the strap and mount to bike mount. Then it uploads to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,109
Posted By deacon mark

I ride solo almost all the time.

I ride solo almost all the time.
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