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01-14-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By Wileyrat

I've crashed enough, both road and mountain, to...

I've crashed enough, both road and mountain, to know it's one of my less favorite aspects of cycling.
01-06-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,024
Posted By Wileyrat

Scotch 88t.

Scotch 88t.
12-30-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,320
Posted By Wileyrat

Don't forget the Meilenstein Lightweights.

Don't forget the Meilenstein Lightweights.
12-28-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,264
Posted By Wileyrat

I'm down on mileage this year, so I just hope to...

I'm down on mileage this year, so I just hope to ride more.
12-28-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,176
Posted By Wileyrat

I'm also left handed, but I've ridden the...

I'm also left handed, but I've ridden the standard config for so long that when I did consider switching, I decided that I'd probably grab a big handful of front brake and flip myself over.
12-27-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By Wileyrat

Got a hydration pack for riding the mtn bike...

Got a hydration pack for riding the mtn bike where water is scarce.
12-26-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By Wileyrat

No. Ugly bike with a gimmick to help sell it.

No. Ugly bike with a gimmick to help sell it.
12-24-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Wileyrat

Bought a new mtn bike a few months ago.

Bought a new mtn bike a few months ago.
12-22-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By Wileyrat

I ride in my worn out road shorts with a pair of...

I ride in my worn out road shorts with a pair of gym shorts over them.
12-17-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Wileyrat

I'm using one with my Padrone, it does what it...

I'm using one with my Padrone, it does what it was designed to do quite well.
12-15-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Wileyrat

I recently made a similar decision. I ended up...

I recently made a similar decision. I ended up with a Marin Nail Trail 6 over the Moto.
12-12-19, 07:35 PM
12-11-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,155
Posted By Wileyrat

Unless it's from something like Bike Island,...

Unless it's from something like Bike Island, where you know it has "stated" issues, I'd expect a new unblemished frame, and it would go back.

As far as your "deal" goes, I don't buy bikes unless...
12-08-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By Wileyrat

What....30 bucks for some 105 pedals isn't...

What....30 bucks for some 105 pedals isn't reasonable? :innocent:
12-05-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By Wileyrat

I've had a couple of road bikes that I could...

I've had a couple of road bikes that I could ride at those speeds without a problem.

They had "Yamaha" on the tank.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,007
Posted By Wileyrat

Ouch. My first impression is it's probably fine,...

Ouch. My first impression is it's probably fine, but I would have it checked out. That area tends to be built up pretty stout.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,646
Posted By Wileyrat

Wheels now, tires later.

Wheels now, tires later.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,829
Posted By Wileyrat

I don't lust after any bike right now, thankfully...

I don't lust after any bike right now, thankfully I really like my Ridley, but If there were more money available than what we could spend, I'd have to buy a Speedwagen.
11-29-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Wileyrat

My Ridley stays in our garage in Tucson where it...

My Ridley stays in our garage in Tucson where it probably sees 120+ in the summer.

No problems in almost 5 yrs.
11-29-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,371
Posted By Wileyrat

Well, I was planning to buy some E-gel packets on...

Well, I was planning to buy some E-gel packets on line since the LBS stopped carrying them, but I was inexplicably attracted to a good deal on some JBL blutooth earbuds instead.

I'm a bit picky...
11-26-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,082
Posted By Wileyrat

I've bought three bikes online, all from...

I've bought three bikes online, all from reputable places....Competitive Cyclist, Amain Cycles, and Bikes Direct, and no complaints about any of them.

The trick is to have a good idea of what you...
11-25-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,147
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks! Been riding it quite a bit. I'm...

Thanks!
Been riding it quite a bit. I'm noticeably faster on the new bike than my old Bikes Direct Motobecane 26" hardtail on the same trails.:)
11-25-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,371
Posted By Wileyrat

Since my LBS stopped carrying them, I'll be...

Since my LBS stopped carrying them, I'll be buying some Cranksports E-Gel packs on sale from Cranksports.
11-23-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Wileyrat

I use Ride with GPS, and it does everything...

I use Ride with GPS, and it does everything you're looking for.
11-23-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,010
Posted By Wileyrat

I like the saddles on all of my bikes, including...

I like the saddles on all of my bikes, including the stock saddle on my new Marin mtn bike. I chose 9/10 on the poll for my road saddle only because my brain tells me it's bored with riding after 60+...
11-18-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,210
Posted By Wileyrat

I'll be 61 in a couple of months, and I just...

I'll be 61 in a couple of months, and I just don't think about things like "when will I be too old".

I suppose I'll just know someday.
11-17-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By Wileyrat

Everyone likes different things in shorts. I have...

Everyone likes different things in shorts. I have a pair of Sugoi Classic's that are anything but my favorite shorts, and are limited to shorter rides.

I tried them and now know.
11-14-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,951
Posted By Wileyrat

I think not wiping out what we just wrote while...

I think not wiping out what we just wrote while finishing our sentence writing on a whiteboard is a far bigger issue than how we shift.

Another thing to think about is we lefties can keep our...
11-14-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,496
Posted By Wileyrat

I'm 60, and spend time on my mtn bike, but I...

I'm 60, and spend time on my mtn bike, but I don't consider myself old.
11-14-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,951
Posted By Wileyrat

This lefty doesn't have an issue, nor do I...

This lefty doesn't have an issue, nor do I suspect anyone does. From downtube shifters, to brifters, and thumb shifters, we all have been shifting like righties for a verrry long time.

Now if...
11-10-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,049
Posted By Wileyrat

I'll add this, less than half an inch more...

I'll add this, less than half an inch more seatpost caused me hip pain and probably a 1mph average. I lowered my seatpost back, pain went away, and the speed went back up.
11-10-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Wileyrat

A number of years ago here in Tucson, we had a...

A number of years ago here in Tucson, we had a few days that got into the high teen's.

Two people died from hypothermia.......In their front yards.

The natives here don't do cold well at all....
11-05-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,901
Posted By Wileyrat

Yes. And Paul said so, so it must be true.

Yes. And Paul said so, so it must be true.
11-04-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,569
Posted By Wileyrat

I just put a cheap pair of Rockbros flats on my...

I just put a cheap pair of Rockbros flats on my new Marin, and I wish I would've gone this way a while ago.
11-04-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By Wileyrat

They say never underestimate an old man on a...

They say never underestimate an old man on a mountain bike.😁
11-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,901
Posted By Wileyrat

Tucson. If you ride, you should know where...

Tucson.

If you ride, you should know where that is.
11-03-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,681
Posted By Wileyrat

I've run into a couple of spots like that. Maybe...

I've run into a couple of spots like that. Maybe not quite as narrow, but they aren't trees either, they're Suguro cacti instead.
10-30-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By Wileyrat

Dang, I should've said almost 61. Must be...

Dang, I should've said almost 61. Must be oldtimers setting in already.

And, thanks, I still have a lot of trail miles in me.
10-29-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By Wileyrat

Another nice vid! i just bought a 19 Marin...

Another nice vid!

i just bought a 19 Marin Nail Trail hardtail on a smokin deal. At 61, I'm riding the local trails faster than ever.

I'm not going out without a fight.
10-25-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,010
Posted By Wileyrat

If you need to ask, yes.....Slam that stem! ...

If you need to ask, yes.....Slam that stem!




Says the guy that rides 25mm of spacers. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,059
Posted By Wileyrat

Will you ride it? If yes, keep it. It sounds...

Will you ride it? If yes, keep it.

It sounds like a fun bike to me.
10-17-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,876
Posted By Wileyrat

Wow.....That sounded rough, heal up soon! ...

Wow.....That sounded rough, heal up soon!

Definitely put my scraped knee falling off my mtn bike last weekend into perspective.
10-14-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,501
Posted By Wileyrat

I throw mine away. Edit....I should...

I throw mine away.


Edit....I should clarify that statement. I toss them when they've done their job, and are no longer safe to use.
10-12-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Wileyrat

I bought a new bike from Amain a couple of weeks...

I bought a new bike from Amain a couple of weeks ago. I was impressed by the customer rep I dealt with, and it was probably the fastest shipping I've seen other than Amazon Prime (ordered on Thurs,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,428
Posted By Wileyrat

Just bought a new mtn bike a couple of weeks ago....

Just bought a new mtn bike a couple of weeks ago. It's had two shakeout rides now, and after the second ride it became dork disc free.

Whomever set it up at the factory did a good job of adjusting...
10-07-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,692
Posted By Wileyrat

80 to 85, downhill, with at least a breeze to my...

80 to 85, downhill, with at least a breeze to my back

My fastest times on a known route seem to be when it's in the low 80's.
10-06-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Wileyrat

Done. Honestly, I'm not much for fitness...

Done.

Honestly, I'm not much for fitness apps. I use Ride with Gps to track the basics, and I use a walking/hiking app to track those basics. Other than that, I know how I'm doing in the gym, and...
10-06-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,820
Posted By Wileyrat

Light winds, generally my CF Ridley. If I'm...

Light winds, generally my CF Ridley. If I'm feeling nostalgic, it's the ole Team Fuji.

Moderate winds, generally my mtn bike, unless the winds are out of the East. Mt Lemmon blocks East winds if I...
10-06-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Wileyrat

I hate to say this, but if you're looking at just...

I hate to say this, but if you're looking at just spending a few hundred bucks, stand over the frame and if the top bar doesn't touch, the frame will probably fit close enough that it can be dialed...
10-05-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By Wileyrat

Yeah, the decision has been made. I've been...

Yeah, the decision has been made. I've been looking at new trails to ride tomorrow.
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