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03-27-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Baldy1953

Update on my dilemma with my dropper post. LBS...

Update on my dilemma with my dropper post. LBS got an Rma from KS and sent it to them. They have returned the post to the LBS, but it still does not work properly. It only extends 50 mm and it is...
03-04-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Baldy1953

I have a 2018 Roubaix Elite. Basically , the...

I have a 2018 Roubaix Elite. Basically , the same bike, with hydraulic discs. It has the 105 groupset. It is a very comfortable bike to ride. I have a bit more than 9000 miles on it in 2 years...
03-04-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Baldy1953

You might give Jenson USA a look. I recently...

You might give Jenson USA a look. I recently bought a Jamis Dragonslayer from them. The only thing I had to do upon arrival was open the box, and put the front wheel on it and was ready to ride. ...
03-03-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Baldy1953

The Trek will do an adequate job of riding the...

The Trek will do an adequate job of riding the gravel. I have an Antelope 800. Have ridden it on 2 so called "gravel rides" here in N. Fl. It is mostly sand and the tires were too narrow for the...
02-26-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Baldy1953

The bike is rideable as is. The post works...

The bike is rideable as is. The post works halfway and for the flat area I live in, not a necessity. KS is going to warranty the post. We have to send it in and am going to do that in about a...
02-26-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Baldy1953

After speaking with the lbs, we are going to...

After speaking with the lbs, we are going to handle it directly through KS. KS was hesitant on accepting responsibility for it as the post was made in 2016. The lbs told him it was on a brand new...
02-25-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Baldy1953

The bike is at the lbs. The owner has been in...

The bike is at the lbs. The owner has been in contact with KS. They grilled him on what he had done to see if the post was defective. Apparently he passed the test and they are willing to warranty...
02-25-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Baldy1953

That was my first thought. They have not...

That was my first thought. They have not responded to my email. Their phone system leaves a lot to be desired. Thanks for the suggestion.
02-25-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Baldy1953

KS ETEN i not working properly

I recently purchased a 2018 Jamis Dragonslayer Pro from Jenson USA. The KS e ten i dropper post is not working properly. It will extend on its own approx 1/2 the distance it is supposed to. ( 2...
02-24-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Baldy1953

Apparently Jenson gave me incorrect information. ...

Apparently Jenson gave me incorrect information. After taking the bike the lbs, it appears there is no place to add air to the dropper post. It seems I am going to have to live with a half...
02-20-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Baldy1953

Spoke with a Jenson "gear specialist" about the...

Spoke with a Jenson "gear specialist" about the dropper post. I was told there could be 2 problems with it. A kinked tube going to the dropper and low air pressure. With the ease of operation with...
02-20-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Baldy1953

Read the manuals sent with the bike. From that,...

Read the manuals sent with the bike. From that, I have discerned I can add air to the dropper post. It appears I have to remove the seat to do so. Have sent an email to Jenson to see if that is...
02-19-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Baldy1953

Well, the Dragon slayer arrived today and got the...

Well, the Dragon slayer arrived today and got the front wheel installed and gave it a few spins around the yard. Works well, and feels pretty comfortable.
Do have a question. I have never had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By Baldy1953

It is a 2018. Weighted it before anything was...

It is a 2018. Weighted it before anything was added. No bottle cages, computer or anything else. Maybe my bath scales are off a couple of pounds.. If so, I like the way they weigh.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By Baldy1953

Specialized Roubaix Elite is around 2800 bucks. ...

Specialized Roubaix Elite is around 2800 bucks. Full carbon, 105 groupset. Comes with 28mm tires so is fairly comfortable. Weighed when brought home and weighed 16.5#, so is fairly light also. ...
02-09-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Baldy1953

Update on my order from Jenson USA. At this...

Update on my order from Jenson USA. At this point, it is on some sort of credit hold they cannot straighten out. I have had several email messages back and forth to no avail. I explained I get...
02-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Baldy1953

Thanks Hobbit for the report. Before I read it,...

Thanks Hobbit for the report. Before I read it, I had already stopped by my neighborhood bike shop and talking with the owner , he told me the Jenson deal was a good value. I ordered one today and...
01-30-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Baldy1953

Please post what you think after you have a...

Please post what you think after you have a chance to ride your new bike. I would be interested in hearing what you have to say.
01-30-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Baldy1953

Retiring Trek 800 Antelope

I have recently started riding some "gravel" rides here in N. Fl. They are more like sand rides and I am getting beat to death by the old Trek. I have looked at several bikes and am considering a...
01-30-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,810
Posted By Baldy1953

To the Original poster. The amount of money for...

To the Original poster. The amount of money for a first bike is a personal decision. I spent approx 800 bucks on my first road bike. Rode it for 2 years and really liked it. I then spent 2800...
Forum: Southeast
01-30-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Baldy1953

Welcome to Jacksonville. There are quite a few...

Welcome to Jacksonville. There are quite a few bicycle shops in Jax and surrounding areas. No touring events in this area that I am aware of. The North Florida Bicycle Club has a fairly large...
01-13-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,626
Posted By Baldy1953

When I referenced sitting and getting out of a...

When I referenced sitting and getting out of a trike. I have no other reference other than my wife's Terra Trike. I guess there are a several ways of entering and exiting a trike. Maybe working on...
01-12-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,626
Posted By Baldy1953

Pretty easy to mount a trike. Step over the frame...

Pretty easy to mount a trike. Step over the frame where it goes to the crank. Slowly sit down. To get up, set the brakes, grab the handlebars( steering mechanism) and gently pull yourself into...
01-11-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,939
Posted By Baldy1953

Cut my ride short because of 15-20 mph winds...

Cut my ride short because of 15-20 mph winds this morning. Got tired of fighting it and turned right and came home. Seems no matter which way I go, the wind is in my face. Get tired of fighting...
01-05-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,626
Posted By Baldy1953

My wife has a terra trike. She never (or hardly...

My wife has a terra trike. She never (or hardly ever ) rode her diamond frame bike. She got on the trike at the dealer and riding around the parking lot had a great big smile on her face. It...
12-30-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By Baldy1953

The first metric I rode, I was riding 30 miles 3...

The first metric I rode, I was riding 30 miles 3 times a week. I did not have any problem completing the ride. I was tired, but finished . Good advice on the water and food. Stop at all the rest...
12-29-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,706
Posted By Baldy1953

Signed up for the Strava 5000 mile challenge for...

Signed up for the Strava 5000 mile challenge for 2020. Gives me a goal to shoot for. did 6000 in 2018 and only 3100 in 2019. Ready to step up the pace a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Baldy1953

I have found when I go from the big ring to the...

I have found when I go from the big ring to the smaller ring up front, I automatically shift the rear 3 gears. That puts me in almost the same cadence . Do vice versa, from small to big ring, I...
12-26-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By Baldy1953

Got my 3000 miles a week or so ago. Just signed...

Got my 3000 miles a week or so ago. Just signed onto the 5000 miles challenge on Strava for 2020. Should be attainable as in 2018 did 6003 miles. Only rode 6 months this year due to health and...
Forum: Southeast
12-24-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Baldy1953

Going over the Ortega bridge will net you quite...

Going over the Ortega bridge will net you quite a bit less traffic for the most part. You will go through some old residential area with some pretty nice homes right on the river.
if, you...
Forum: Southeast
12-21-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Baldy1953

I am not sure where google maps has you crossing...

I am not sure where google maps has you crossing the river. It would be either in Palatka going into east palatka and the hit SR 13 east of there. Or crossing the river at SR 16 just south of Green...
Forum: Southeast
12-19-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Baldy1953

You are going to run into fairly heavy traffic on...

You are going to run into fairly heavy traffic on the east or west side of the river. The east side ( up US 17) has you going through 2 smaller towns ( Green Cove Springs and Orange Park) along...
12-11-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By Baldy1953

I , also , got that or something like it. In...

I , also , got that or something like it. In fact, I got 2 of them. Found its way to the trash bin without opening either.
12-10-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By Baldy1953

To the OP. you have gotten good advice in...

To the OP. you have gotten good advice in several of the replies above. I am 66 and have been riding for only 4 years. I have also done several Metrics. Averaging 30 mile rides 3-5 days a week...
11-24-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Baldy1953

I would suggest the Jamis. I had a Ventura comp...

I would suggest the Jamis. I had a Ventura comp and liked it better than my much newer carbon bike. Either will serve you well as they are both well built bikes.
10-27-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,519
Posted By Baldy1953

Glad you are enjoying the new bike. The noise...

Glad you are enjoying the new bike. The noise you are hearing may be some rubbing of the chain on the derailer. (cross chaining) It happens sometimes when you go too far in the small ring up front...
10-27-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 105,182
Posted By Baldy1953

None today. Rode 67 yesterday at the Gainesville...

None today. Rode 67 yesterday at the Gainesville Cycling Festival in Gainesville, Fl. Had a good ride. About 4.5 hours. It was pretty windy and had some rolling hills. Just a touch of rain to...
Forum: Southeast
10-18-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Baldy1953

North Florida Bike Club will have a group there...

North Florida Bike Club will have a group there to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,453
Posted By Baldy1953

For the most part, I have found it is the...

For the most part, I have found it is the motor(rider) not the machine that makes one fast. There was a local guy that could smoke just about anyone around on any bike he straddled. More or less a...
09-17-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By Baldy1953

yes! The enclosed trike is sleek and pretty...

yes! The enclosed trike is sleek and pretty fast. Have watched some you tube videos and they look like would be an adventure to drive/ride.
They are expensive to buy.
09-02-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By Baldy1953

Glad to hear you are back in the saddle. Broke...

Glad to hear you are back in the saddle. Broke my ankle a few years ago( non bike related) and was laid up for 8 weeks. Then had to convince the wife to let me ride again while she was at work. ...
09-02-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,070
Posted By Baldy1953

At any time. If you feel up to it, go for it. I...

At any time. If you feel up to it, go for it. I ride between 3-5 times a week because I can. No definite amount is required. Just enjoy the ride.
08-25-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By Baldy1953

Retired 5 years ago and have flirted with the...

Retired 5 years ago and have flirted with the idea of going back to work part time as I get bored easily and would like the extra money. Then, I think about all the years I could not do what I...
08-25-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,277
Posted By Baldy1953

To the OP, Your situation seems to be similar...

To the OP, Your situation seems to be similar to mine. I average around 130-135 on a daily basis for a 38 mile ride. Doing that 4-5 times a week, I get similar results. I do peak some in the 150...
Forum: Southeast
08-06-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,465
Posted By Baldy1953

Did a google search. Found ccccyclists.org. ...

Did a google search. Found ccccyclists.org. Website for a local club that lists rides. The area has lots of hills to ride. Will make you work. Have ridden in Monticello a couple of times and it...
Forum: Recumbent
07-28-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,175
Posted By Baldy1953

My wife had the same fear of falling. We...

My wife had the same fear of falling. We recently bought her a Terra Trike Rover and she loves it. From the moment she sat on it at the dealer, she had a smile on her face. She now rides a lot...
07-22-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,388
Posted By Baldy1953

I use a spare water bottle and squirt it through...

I use a spare water bottle and squirt it through the vents on the helmet if I get too hot. You can always take helmet off, wet the skull cap and put it back on so nothing drips when it is wet.
07-22-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By Baldy1953

They are comp mtn bike shoes. I bought them from...

They are comp mtn bike shoes. I bought them from Open Road bicycles in Jacksonville, Fl. I am pretty sure if you go to Specialized's website and look under shoes, you can find them. If not, their...
07-20-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By Baldy1953

I just bought a pair of Specialized shoes that...

I just bought a pair of Specialized shoes that come in a wide version. They are wider than the Shimanno's the replaced. Bought from the LBS. They are mountain bike shoes though. This is what I use...
07-20-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,388
Posted By Baldy1953

I wear a head sweats under my helmet also. When...

I wear a head sweats under my helmet also. When I get extremely hot riding, I carry a water bottle and squirt a bit through the holes in the helmet to cool the old noggin off a bit. As the water...
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