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Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,367
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: 711
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: 11,161
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: 848
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: 1,369
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: 346
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: 3,049
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: 346
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: 346
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: 346
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: 79
Views: 5,718
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: 81
Views: 4,926
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: 2,177
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: 1,384
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: 1,083
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: 1,531
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: 1,531
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: 1,631
Posted By deacon mark

I ride solo almost all the time.

I ride solo almost all the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,631
Posted By deacon mark

I don't think so, my pump as an endless supply of...

I don't think so, my pump as an endless supply of air and I do carry co2 but they can not work right if you get in a hurry and are not careful. So I say it is the brains that carry the air because...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By deacon mark

I donít think it does that much for true core...

I donít think it does that much for true core strength, that requires more pure muscle work. Spinning or mashing cranks wonít do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By deacon mark

How is clipping in and out. I use Shimano sps-sl...

How is clipping in and out. I use Shimano sps-sl I have heard some find the Keo harder to clip in. I even after years have to watch it with Shimano road clets they donít always hit first try.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By deacon mark

Favero Assioma DUO Power Meter Feed back

I would like to know if anyone in the forum is using these and their experience. I have decided to get a power meter and it seems to be either this one since it is duo sided, or could go with Pioneer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,485
Posted By deacon mark

I cannot find a better tire than Conti 4000ii's....

I cannot find a better tire than Conti 4000ii's. I still run them 23 and they are plenty wide enough a true 23 if not a bit bigger. I weigh 170 run about 100 psi in rear and 94is on front. These...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,263
Posted By deacon mark

Wow this is a helpful thread so now do any of you...

Wow this is a helpful thread so now do any of you use the crank based 4iiii. My thinking is I am a shimano person and have 6800 groupset which is prefect in shifting but I am a bike mechanic so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,263
Posted By deacon mark

Ok if I go with a 4iiii that seems the easiest...

Ok if I go with a 4iiii that seems the easiest because I just swap a crank arm, If I like it I can upgrade otherwise I am not out a lot cash at $300. My question which may be stupid but what to I use...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,263
Posted By deacon mark

So what is power meter to get? In my research I...

So what is power meter to get? In my research I don’t want pedals because they obsolete my Shimano s i like with cleats. I was thinking the 4iiii for left crank only. I think it could be reasonable...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,263
Posted By deacon mark

Power output

I donít have power meter but for almost 58 years old strong cyclist. I run too but slow primarily a runner but better at cycling as i age.

So so today on relatively flat 43 mile course I average...
05-21-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,454
Posted By deacon mark

I am 57 rest pulse is 40-42 been running and...

I am 57 rest pulse is 40-42 been running and cycling all my life. I cannot get my heart rate about 155 that I can recall in the last few years. On a huge climb about 8% grade I got it to about 154...
05-18-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By deacon mark

I love steak what is the problem? Train on steak...

I love steak what is the problem? Train on steak and eggs with a bit of cereal and I have not found a better way.
05-18-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By deacon mark

Buy tools as you need them for your specific...

Buy tools as you need them for your specific bike. Buying a bunch of tools all at once in those kits is generally a waste. You get things you do not need and some things can be had as just regular...
05-16-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By deacon mark

I finally had one 2 years ago and I wrote a...

I finally had one 2 years ago and I wrote a thread about it. Having high blood pressure all my life and a lifelong runner/cyclist. It was scared to death my blood pressure was 1805/90 before the test...
05-04-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By deacon mark

I am 57 almost 58 and have had HBP since I was 14...

I am 57 almost 58 and have had HBP since I was 14 years old. Back then and even now it is unheard of basically for kids to get HPB. But I did and had all sorts of test, they were sure it was...
04-28-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By deacon mark

I used eggbeaters at first but they never last...

I used eggbeaters at first but they never last about a year and gone. I had the same thing happen the whole spindle came apart on a ride. So now I have Shimano spd sl's and going on 4 years never...
04-27-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,793
Posted By deacon mark

Ordained Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church....

Ordained Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. First name works too.
04-25-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By deacon mark

6700 crankset run on 11 speed groupset

I would like to upgrade my Wilier to 11 speed 8000 but hard to find an 11 speed crank of 50/34 with 175 mm cranks. Can I swap everything out and still use the 6700 crankset, will it shift and work...
04-12-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By deacon mark

I have run now for 41 years and still at but very...

I have run now for 41 years and still at but very slow these days. I think I have done 12 marathons but last one in 1998. I did manage to get to at 3:06 for a PR. I manage to keep running now about...
03-21-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,649
Posted By deacon mark

Guitar truss rod adjustment are one that still...

Guitar truss rod adjustment are one that still normally use sae. I repair guitars I know and some car parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By deacon mark

oh i leave the tube sleeves in and it works fine...

oh i leave the tube sleeves in and it works fine no need for the gizmo. I still find internal shift cables a pain.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By deacon mark

I can’t help I hate internal cables. They are...

I can’t help I hate internal cables. They are just the worst pain to change and I am a very decent mechanic. Realize what have now is better till they figure a better way.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,204
Posted By deacon mark

I don't race on bikes and so it makes no...

I don't race on bikes and so it makes no difference to me at all. I was just saying if you race you could do that, but for me the only race I have is how fast I can do a century under certain...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,204
Posted By deacon mark

I am the OP and for sure I know what tubeless...

I am the OP and for sure I know what tubeless tires are clearly clinchers with no tube. But really I just have not concept of seeing how they may be better but that would be my limited world. I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,204
Posted By deacon mark

Anyone say wow clinchers are great.

I guess I just donít get it on tubeless or tubulars. I run conti 4000 2 s and a tube. I rarely flat and when I do I am back in business in minutes till the next flat, why do anything more. I
see no...
03-07-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,410
Posted By deacon mark

Another tip I use on my 6800 set on the Habanero...

Another tip I use on my 6800 set on the Habanero is to buy roll of ot-41sp Shimano shifter housing.
Then buy a gross of Wheels Manufacturing brass 4mm ferrules. I got them for $45 and can have...
03-06-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,410
Posted By deacon mark

This is a cable abd housing problem. I have 6700...

This is a cable abd housing problem. I have 6700 on my Wilier and it takes a bit fo dial in. When it is dialed in there is not a lot of room for error or adjustment but they shift fine. Get the new...
03-05-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,264
Posted By deacon mark

I believe it was a 2011 or 2010 the local St Jude...

I believe it was a 2011 or 2010 the local St Jude Century done in Central Illinois in July. That day in particular was exceptionally hot and humid we started at 7am the temp was in the 80's and...
03-01-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By deacon mark

I bought bulk ot-sp41 SHimano shifter housing and...

I bought bulk ot-sp41 SHimano shifter housing and I have good die-drawn inners, so I also bought Wheels Manufacturing brass ferrules. Now it shifts like butter no need for the polymer stuff as this...
02-27-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By deacon mark

Go check Bike Island they have a few good...

Go check Bike Island they have a few good choices. They have 2 carbon forks from a CF Motobecane. Don’t be put off by the purists who see these as cheap fakes. I road them on my motobecane IS for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By deacon mark

Shimano hubs are mostly dead silent coasting and...

Shimano hubs are mostly dead silent coasting and I love it. I hate loud freehuds that sound like a ��.
02-25-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By deacon mark

Shimano shift cable set Questions

So I use the Shimano polymer shifter set that includes a huge number of ferrules and assorted items to use depending on situation. Well my 6800 group shifts great almost by itself but the shifter...
02-15-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,148
Posted By deacon mark

I get sciatica of and on all the time. The more...

I get sciatica of and on all the time. The more you mover it around and stretch it the better it gets. Within reason the old way of letting your back heal by not doing anything is not correct. Get it...
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