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07-16-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By metalheart44

Thanks for the suggestions. I ordered the Park CT...

Thanks for the suggestions. I ordered the Park CT 3.3 should be more than good enough for my needs.
07-16-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By metalheart44

Good Enough Him Chain Breaker/Tool

I prefer to take my bike to a shop for most maintenance issues, but for the 2-4 times a year I change chains on my bike, I have decided to change chains myself. I only uses Shimano 11 speed chains...
07-14-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By metalheart44

My guess is that your heart rate and performance...

My guess is that your heart rate and performance issues are from the Propranolo, a beta blocker, a class of drugs that restricts heart rate and can give you a feeling of being tired. I take...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,690,777
Posted By metalheart44

Thanks! That is helpful.

Thanks! That is helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,690,777
Posted By metalheart44

SO, how would you describe the fit of the Eliel...

SO, how would you describe the fit of the Eliel jerseys? I visited the web site and by their charts I am an XL, which I am in most all jerseys (185, 44 chest, 35-36 waist). I am not fond of the...
05-02-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,238
Posted By metalheart44

A couple more that when things get tough on a...

A couple more that when things get tough on a climb, I listen to these as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8i5NLyXZdc&frags=pl%2Cwn

this one too:
...
04-29-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,238
Posted By metalheart44

I have a few but the most used is the Stones,...

I have a few but the most used is the Stones, "Don't Stop."
04-29-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 16,857
Posted By metalheart44

Heart attacks in 2005 and 2010 resulted in a slew...

Heart attacks in 2005 and 2010 resulted in a slew of cardiac stents that I believe are some type of titanium alloy. Searching for a screen name I decided on metal heart, but that was taken here so I...
04-25-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By metalheart44

That will work, I attached mine using double...

That will work, I attached mine using double sided tape and that has held without problems.
04-23-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By metalheart44

This is what I did too, works like a charm.

This is what I did too, works like a charm.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,690,777
Posted By metalheart44

NICE! Does the base swivel? I might have to get...

NICE! Does the base swivel? I might have to get one of those to replace the barely funcitonal vise I have now....
04-09-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,663
Posted By metalheart44

The one we saw did not exactly like the image,...

The one we saw did not exactly like the image, but it did not have pedals. Since it is a class 2 it is legal on the MUP, but as others have noted, the mass of that type of vehicle is something that...
04-08-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,663
Posted By metalheart44

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Our local MUP has a 15 MPH limit for everyone. There are plenty of cyclists who...
04-03-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By metalheart44

The bottom line Re viagra and similar substances:...

The bottom line Re viagra and similar substances: "There was no effect of sildenafil on mean power output during the time-trial. During high intensity cycle exercise in acute, moderate hypoxia...
04-02-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By metalheart44

Clarification, the fellow elaborated a bit and...

Clarification, the fellow elaborated a bit and said that he found that using nitroglycerin helped him on climbs and hard club rides and it was not something he was taking for actual angina.... I...
04-02-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By metalheart44

Nitrostat and 50+ Cycling Performance

I pulled up alongside this fellow at a stop light just before an 8% or so hill and we chatted while waiting for the light to change. In the course of our talk he pulls out a pill FOB containing a...
04-01-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,745
Posted By metalheart44

Since I first posted the nodules have not...

Since I first posted the nodules have not increased in size and I have had no symptoms or contracture. I did wear gloves for a short period of time, but as in my previous experiences with gloves, I...
03-29-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,360
Posted By metalheart44

I had the same thing happen, exact same break,...

I had the same thing happen, exact same break, but it took several years after installation for the break to happen and I just use stock chain-rings.
03-10-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By metalheart44

It took me a few years to find the bike, but...

It took me a few years to find the bike, but before that I was a regular in the gym using a treadmill, stationary bike, and swimming. Then, I started cycling and I have done so without any issue. I...
03-10-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By metalheart44

Yep, It can give you a headache, not all the...

Yep, It can give you a headache, not all the time, but it happens......

Nitro and headache story: I am in the ambulance going to the hospital after my first heart attack. My chest and back are...
03-07-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By metalheart44

I started cycling after meniscus surgery...

I started cycling after meniscus surgery eliminated running as an option for me. The ortho doc at the time advised me to never ride out of the saddle and I cycled in a reasonably hilly area like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,675
Posted By metalheart44

I have several different base layers, Rapha...

I have several different base layers, Rapha Merino, Ibex light and mid-weight, and some generic Costco that is a Merino blend. The Rapha is ok for me, a bit light when it is below 50 degrees. I most...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,690,777
Posted By metalheart44

I'm looking for some new clincher/tubeless wheels...

I'm looking for some new clincher/tubeless wheels and my default is the HED Belgium + rim with DT Swiss hubs, but folks seem to really like the Fulcrum wheels. I'm curious about how you decided to...
01-30-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By metalheart44

I wonder how a pair of Zip 303's would look on...

I wonder how a pair of Zip 303's would look on that bike .........
01-26-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,354
Posted By metalheart44

Six weeks out and did my first outside ride...

Six weeks out and did my first outside ride yesterday, an easy flat 25 miles. It was clear that it will take some time to regain pre-surgery conditioning. I did minimal trainer riding, about once...
01-13-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By metalheart44

The Hampsten Tour (Cycling and Cooking) is a...

The Hampsten Tour (Cycling and Cooking) is a first rate experience. My wife enjoyed herself, although she only did a couple days of very easy cycling. There are numerous less expensive options,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,471
Posted By metalheart44

I've posted this before .... straw hat bike...

I've posted this before .... straw hat bike helmet (https://bikepretty.com/products/straw-hat-bike-helmet)
...
12-20-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By metalheart44

can u share where u go for those workouts

can u share where u go for those workouts
12-17-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,354
Posted By metalheart44

I am five days post-op from my second bicep...

I am five days post-op from my second bicep tendonesis surgery. The fist surgery was in 2010, painful recovery process and I think it was 8-10 weeks before I was back to cycling. So far,...
12-08-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By metalheart44

Both my wife and I have supplemental plans rather...

Both my wife and I have supplemental plans rather than the Advantage Option. Both of us have medical histories and conditions where we prefer to have options for choosing physicians that are the...
11-15-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By metalheart44

At 1400 or so Euros (~$1500) that is quite a...

At 1400 or so Euros (~$1500) that is quite a deal. Airfare can be reasonable too, from LAX 900-1200 and from SFO 1700 or so. Another option is Kefalonia in Greece, nice Island with what looks to be...
10-27-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By metalheart44

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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ummm... so you get that the different clamps are for different size seat posts,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By metalheart44

I use one of these velcro straps...

I use one of these velcro straps (http://backcountryresearch.com/camrat-road-bike-saddle-mount.html) on the bottom of my saddle to hold a tube, Co2, and tire lever. I carry another tube, Co2, multi...
10-01-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 396,427
Posted By metalheart44

Having a quick "lunch" during a ride .... ...

Having a quick "lunch" during a ride ....

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 900
Posted By metalheart44

Ditto on using wifi to update firmware: I tried...

Ditto on using wifi to update firmware: I tried to use a wifi connection to update firmware and it bricked my system and had to use the hardwire connection to get things working again. However, I...
08-15-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By metalheart44

Thanks! My wife is creative and inventive so I...

Thanks! My wife is creative and inventive so I assume she will have no trouble enjoying her time while I am cycling. She is curious though about the opportunities. I am curious about the cycling. ...
08-14-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By metalheart44

Indeed it is! Any comments, suggestions,...

Indeed it is! Any comments, suggestions, experiences you can share would be very much appreciated. My wife is a casual cyclist and may do some biking, but her interests are with the cooking part of...
08-13-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By metalheart44

Italy, September 2018

After a new false starts related to significant life events, my wife and I are finally making a cycling trip to Italy in September. She is a sometimes cyclist, but we have found a tour group that...
08-13-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,044
Posted By metalheart44

I think these (https://bikepretty.com) are "cool"...

I think these (https://bikepretty.com) are "cool" bike helmets in disguise, especially if you are the stylin' type
...
08-05-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By metalheart44

I don't see anything discouraging about limiting...

I don't see anything discouraging about limiting how much you are out of the saddle when climbing. I stand every so often while climbing, but most of the time I climb seated and I climb a...
07-31-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 396,427
Posted By metalheart44

Yep, my wife built the table out of cheery and...

Yep, my wife built the table out of cheery and birdseye maple. We use it as a dining room table, but not in use the top folds in half and becomes the compact side table in the image. When we want to...
07-30-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,861
Posted By metalheart44

I am having some surgery just before my birthday...

I am having some surgery just before my birthday this year, but before that I plan to do the birthday miles before surgery. I made it past last year's birthday and hope to do the same until i fall...
07-30-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 396,427
Posted By metalheart44

Same bike, just a bit different angle, His work...

Same bike, just a bit different angle, His work is full of integrity. Carbon lugs attached to tubes designed to match the characteristics of how I ride. Can't beat that! But, i wish the peaches were...
07-30-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 396,427
Posted By metalheart44

Ride for local peaches, all sold out today, but...

Ride for local peaches, all sold out today, but should have a bunch tomorrow.

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07-23-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,917
Posted By metalheart44

It buffed right out .... ...

It buffed right out ....

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07-19-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By metalheart44

Checked with another source that builds bikes...

Checked with another source that builds bikes everyday and they indicated that the Shimano tech was incorrect. For my bike, the 8050 front derailleur takes a different adapter clamp, the SM-AD91-L...
07-19-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By metalheart44

Update: I talked with a Shimano tech support...

Update: I talked with a Shimano tech support person this morning and asked if my existing adapter -- SM-AD67...
07-17-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By metalheart44

Sounds as if you need to talk with your ortho doc...

Sounds as if you need to talk with your ortho doc about the possible causes of the pain, could be lots of things. My ortho doc advised that I never get out of the saddle to pedal because, in his...
07-17-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By metalheart44

Thanks, that is very helpful, much more so than...

Thanks, that is very helpful, much more so than the local shop that did not have a clue.....
07-16-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By metalheart44

Replacing a Shimano 6870 FD with a 8050 FD: Same Braze on Adapter?

I am replacing a Di2 6870 front derailleur with an 8050 front derailleur. I believe there is only one braze on adapter --SM-AD91-- for either the Di2 front derailleurs, but I am not sure about...
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