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08-14-19, 08:53 PM
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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: 5
Views: 267
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...
08-14-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,402
Posted By philbob57

I remember reading that an 8-speed freewheel can...

I remember reading that an 8-speed freewheel can be fit into 126 mm dropouts by moving axle spacers from NDS to DS and redishing.
08-13-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,402
Posted By philbob57

Doesn't Sheldon talk about rearranging spacers to...

Doesn't Sheldon talk about rearranging spacers to fit an 8-speed freewheel into a 125 mm space? I'm pretty sure someone does but I don;t remember who or where.
08-12-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,407
Posted By philbob57

23 miles in 80 degree weather, light wind, high...

23 miles in 80 degree weather, light wind, high humidity. Having despaired of ever again pedaling at a cadence greater than 70 or much faster than 12-13 mph, I've sustained cadences in the 80s and...
08-12-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,402
Posted By philbob57

Would this work? 8-speed freewheels are still...

Would this work? 8-speed freewheels are still made. https://www.amazon.com/SunRace-8-speed-13-32-Freewheel-Chrome/dp/B001GSQL6W - apparently 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 24, 28, 32?

17-19-21 is closer than...
08-11-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By philbob57

I recommend opening this thread in the Mechanic's...

I recommend opening this thread in the Mechanic's forum.
08-11-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By philbob57

Not even Abus can provide a key without a copy of...

Not even Abus can provide a key without a copy of the key or the key code. Youtubers seem to be able to break the Abus folding locks pretty easily, no matter who owns the company.
08-08-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,943
Posted By philbob57

How old is your granddaughter? What does she...

How old is your granddaughter? What does she think of the guy now? Just curious....
08-06-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,502
Posted By philbob57

Did I miss something? Did anyone ask, 'Who is...

Did I miss something? Did anyone ask, 'Who is this 'we' you speak of, rydabent? Did someone give you permission to speak for him/her?'

I don't object to anyone speaking for themselves, but...
08-05-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,531
Posted By philbob57

I've found that a wide variety of clothes that...

I've found that a wide variety of clothes that are normally highly visible are very hard to see under sunny conditions with some tree cover. The patterns of light and dark make almost everything else...
08-04-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,531
Posted By philbob57

Haven't ridden without a mirror since the day...

Haven't ridden without a mirror since the day after I saw Rhode Gear's first ad 30 years ago or so. I could hear pretty well then, which is how I know that helmets can change sound.
08-04-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,531
Posted By philbob57

Oh, sure, if I have the visibility, I probably...

Oh, sure, if I have the visibility, I probably won't stop in practice unless I see potential danger from another user of the road.

Not everybody is wise to trust hearing. I need hearing aids, for...
08-04-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,531
Posted By philbob57

Of course, a road cyclist can cut the risk of...

Of course, a road cyclist can cut the risk of death or injury by stopping at red lights and stop signs, yielding the right of way to bigger vehicles, riding roads with less traffic.... I've always...
08-03-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,289
Posted By philbob57

I second the seat height suggestion. New cyclists...

I second the seat height suggestion. New cyclists often have it too low in order to be able to stay on the saddle with both feet on the ground. That robs you of power.

I second the up-your-cadence...
08-03-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By philbob57

I tried 3 pairs of road shoes in toe...

I tried 3 pairs of road shoes in toe clips/straps. A Nike model worked fine. The lowest end Bont did not. The lowest end Bontrager worked fine. I scuffed up the soles of all 3. The Bonts didn't scuff...
08-03-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By philbob57

I suffered from hand numbness for years. Moderate...

I suffered from hand numbness for years. Moderate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome was diagnosed. I had the left hand surgery in Spring of 2018, and my left hand experienced no numbness in 2018. Right hand...
08-03-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,557
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations! That's for sticking to it. ...

Congratulations! That's for sticking to it.

Congratulations! That's for actually getting it.

I hope you get great enjoyment from your new found freedom.
08-02-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,407
Posted By philbob57

Yes. Yes, I did. Magnificent day on Chicago's...

Yes. Yes, I did. Magnificent day on Chicago's North Shore, absolutely magnificent. Sunny, high 70s, ENE wind under 10 mph. 23 miles on my bike.

I have 3 biking goals this year: 1100 miles, a 76 KM...
08-01-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,704
Posted By philbob57

I have experience with the 2018 Polar OH1 and the...

I have experience with the 2018 Polar OH1 and the current Tickr Fit. Here are some of my experience and decision parameters.

I can't see myself wearing a chest strap. The armband HRM are a bit...
07-31-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,407
Posted By philbob57

20 miles today, low 70s, which seemed excessively...

20 miles today, low 70s, which seemed excessively cool to me! With a little luck, I'll join my local club for a slow ride tomorrow.
07-31-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,811
Posted By philbob57

235 miles for July. Stretch goal was 300. I lost...

235 miles for July. Stretch goal was 300. I lost a couple of rides to weather and a couple to an 8 day visit from my son and grandson who live far away.The weather was tragic. As for losing rides to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,219
Posted By philbob57

Now you're talking about REAL theft!

Now you're talking about REAL theft!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,219
Posted By philbob57

I don't mean to minimize what happened to the...

I don't mean to minimize what happened to the victim. He has my deepest sympathy. The thief should be taken off the streets for a long time.

But nasty things happen. We are all at risk of being in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,219
Posted By philbob57

That was a terrible theft, and I'm surprised the...

That was a terrible theft, and I'm surprised the guy got away.

Let's not forget, however, that crime statistics show crime going down over the last many years. See, for example,...
07-29-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By philbob57

So ... based on 7/23/89 ... we know that there's...

So ... based on 7/23/89 ... we know that there's strong competition with 50 seconds separating the 1st and 2nd GC riders, so if the margin were 1 second, we can assume there'd be competition for...
07-29-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,720
Posted By philbob57

Straight stays? Can't be a Hetchins, can it? :)...

Straight stays? Can't be a Hetchins, can it? :) It IS beautiful.

The Campagnolo GT wasn't even useful as a paperweight, much less a derailleur or boat anchor.
07-29-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,499
Posted By philbob57

1) A cyclist who does his/her mechanical work...

1) A cyclist who does his/her mechanical work saves some money and gets to ride more. If one relies on LBSes for mechanical work, one has to get the bike to the store, wait for the repair, and then...
07-29-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,589
Posted By philbob57

Bro, I think you need to go to some LBSes and...

Bro, I think you need to go to some LBSes and ride some bikes. A reviewer's idea of comfort may not be yours.

Also, if you like the upright riding posture, perhaps you need a higher-end hybrid...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By philbob57

The only advantage I found in clipless over toe...

The only advantage I found in clipless over toe clips/straps or pinned flats is that acceleration was easier, because I really could pull up with the clipless. I never got the hang of getting out of...
07-28-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,407
Posted By philbob57

Almost 22 miles in 90 degree sunny humid weather....

Almost 22 miles in 90 degree sunny humid weather. Drank a big glass of lemonade with lemon Italian ice in it and 60 oz of water on the road; 48 oz of water since I got home. Took it easy on the ride....
07-28-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By philbob57

There's something called 'Bikes at Brown' which...

There's something called 'Bikes at Brown' which looks like a co-op.

Man, I used to ride all over Providence, including College Hill, when I was a kid. Now walking the hills is difficult. I guess...
07-28-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By philbob57

I'm a Blackburn rack fan and recommend you check...

I'm a Blackburn rack fan and recommend you check them out.
07-27-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,921
Posted By philbob57

TA Pro Vis 5/Cyclotouriste

TA Pro Vis 5/Cyclotouriste
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,602
Posted By philbob57

Sorry, RTFM. I'm happy with my Lezyne Macro,...

Sorry, RTFM.

I'm happy with my Lezyne Macro, but I got a new HRM this week and I had a tough time pairing it. Then I remembered the first HRM I set up - I followed the manual. THAT was a piece of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,352
Posted By philbob57

Nah. It's the adults who need the restrooms. The...

Nah. It's the adults who need the restrooms. The kids can figure something out on their own, although the older ones may want bushes....:)

Probably not. Tax money probably paid for a good deal of...
07-27-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,799
Posted By philbob57

IDK ... having spent a lot of time working for a...

IDK ... having spent a lot of time working for a firm known for its arrogance, I found a great difference between 'I'm top notch' and 'I'm better than you.' One acknowledges that there are other...
07-27-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,696
Posted By philbob57

Boy, it sure looks like you put a lot of pressure...

Boy, it sure looks like you put a lot of pressure on your genitals. You say you have 2 'Selle' saddles. Is that Selle SMP, Italia, Royal, San Marco...? If they're Selle SMP, the following probably...
07-27-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By philbob57

Having owned a bike that was too big and a bike...

Having owned a bike that was too big and a bike that was too small, I think both diminish the joy of riding. I actually found riding the too big bike better than riding the too small one, because I...
07-26-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,907
Posted By philbob57

Rather than waste energy looking for a...

Rather than waste energy looking for a non-intrusive app, why not lie? You're not under oath, after all.:)
07-26-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By philbob57

Aha! I've been puzzled by the fact that the...

Aha! I've been puzzled by the fact that the breathing I'm conscious of (while riding) is exhaling. I just have a sense that if I get the CO2 out, the air I need will come in. Having said that, in...
07-26-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By philbob57

I've used mine for 600 miles, and it's been very...

I've used mine for 600 miles, and it's been very useful to me. I had a problem in which the HRM seemed to turn itself off for several minutes at a time and then back on. Wahoo service did some...
07-26-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By philbob57

Boure will probably put a new pad into your bibs...

Boure will probably put a new pad into your bibs at a very reasonable cost, if low-cost bibs make you want to use them. They also will sew in their pad to someone else's shorts.

As with anything...
07-26-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By philbob57

The past couple of days I have had no soreness or...

The past couple of days I have had no soreness or pain in that area and the sores are mostly healed.
07-25-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,819
Posted By philbob57

Sure. Impossible. Except that now you can ride 10...

Sure. Impossible. Except that now you can ride 10 miles.:)

I think there are 3 basic ways of going about this. One is to set a goal you really want to achieve - if you really want it, you'll...
07-25-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,799
Posted By philbob57

I'm sorry. That's just bad logic. In fact, you...

I'm sorry. That's just bad logic. In fact, you have no way of knowing why you're here for your W. It could be your exercising, but it could be one or more of many other factors.

Actually, based on...
07-25-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,629
Posted By philbob57

In 1980 I bought a used Atala Competezione, which...

In 1980 I bought a used Atala Competezione, which came with 8 year old sew-ups. I rode them for a few weeks and couldn't take the uncertainty of riding them - no spare, no sewing ability, etc., etc.,...
07-25-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By philbob57

Thanks.

Thanks.
07-24-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By philbob57

Question about breathing while riding

I'm 210 lbs, 5' 7", and 75 years old. I ride between 20-30 miles 2-4 times a week. When I ride, I tend to exhale quickly and breathe in quickly but shallowly. I can easily breathe deeply, so I'm not...
07-24-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By philbob57

July 23, 1989 was a beautiful Sunday and my 45th...

July 23, 1989 was a beautiful Sunday and my 45th birthday. Given the choice between riding and watching an abridgement of a TT, and believing there was no way Lemond could win, I chose to ride.

On...
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