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02-14-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,033
Posted By flan48

Your approach is right on point, IMHO. As my...

Your approach is right on point, IMHO. As my family doctor told me, working out with weights as one gets older, is not a problem for muscles. After all, they just respond to the stimulus. It's the...
01-23-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,112
Posted By flan48

Same situation for myself and my LBS. I wanted a...

Same situation for myself and my LBS. I wanted a second seatpost, and he can't yet get the one I want (27.2 mm, 15 degrees offset). Unbelievable! He couldn't even find for me platform pedals in red...
01-11-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By flan48

Hi All, I am 74, turning 75 in a couple of...

Hi All,
I am 74, turning 75 in a couple of months. I ride 4-5 days per week. Last year I averaged 15.2 miles per ride.

Love it!
Best regards
01-11-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By flan48

Yes, that's what I ended up doing. I started with...

Yes, that's what I ended up doing. I started with Ergon's GP-1 grips, then just the other day added the GP-4 bar ends. Love 'em!

Best regards
11-30-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By flan48

Exactly right! I have a friend who learned to...

Exactly right! I have a friend who learned to ride when he was 36 years old. He did it by taking out a book on the subject from the library.

Yes, it was suggested to lower the seat to the point...
11-18-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,892
Posted By flan48

I actually went from a flat bar (Trek 7.4FX) to a...

I actually went from a flat bar (Trek 7.4FX) to a roadie (Specialized Roubaix Expert) and back to a flat bar (Fjui Absolute 1.4) in early summer of this year. I find braking on the latter is easier...
11-18-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 63,236
Posted By flan48

Sometimes I look in the mirror and say: "WTF...

Sometimes I look in the mirror and say: "WTF happened to you?!" Other times I simply say, "Oh, hi Dad!"
Anyway, here are a couple of pics that are 3 generations, the first of which was at my...
11-18-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,484
Posted By flan48

Especially true over the last 4 years! Best...

Especially true over the last 4 years!

Best regards
11-18-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,035
Posted By flan48

Exactly! Best regards

Exactly!

Best regards
11-03-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,072
Posted By flan48

Wishing the two of you all the best...

Wishing the two of you all the best -congratulations!
Best regards
10-25-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,012
Posted By flan48

I would add to the mix the Bontrager Flatlines....

I would add to the mix the Bontrager Flatlines. Really good, particularly with pinned pedals....
10-11-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 2,455,051
Posted By flan48

Beauty! Enjoy it!

Beauty!

Enjoy it!
10-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,832
Posted By flan48

Exactly as my doctor recommends. So I take a...

Exactly as my doctor recommends. So I take a multivitamin geared to those 50+, and a calcium/vitamin D pill daily. Also a baby aspirin before bed.

Best regards
09-11-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,471
Posted By flan48

Excellent post Glenn! Best regards

Excellent post Glenn!
Best regards
09-02-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,703
Posted By flan48

I agree, and in fact, ride all year, including...

I agree, and in fact, ride all year, including throughout New Jersey winters (unless there is snow/ice on the roads).

Since I've been riding regularly, i.e. for the last 8 or 9 years, my...
08-27-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,312
Posted By flan48

A real screeching sound, i.e. somewhat high...

A real screeching sound, i.e. somewhat high pitched, could be due to the brake pads having slipped and now partially in contact with the tire. It's a terrible screeching sound!

Best regards
08-09-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By flan48

Wow! Glad you’re ok, that was quite a scare! ...

Wow! Glad you’re ok, that was quite a scare!

Best regards
Barry, 74
New Jersey
07-27-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 672,318
Posted By flan48

My 2013 Fuji Absolute 1.4 I actually replaced my...

My 2013 Fuji Absolute 1.4 I actually replaced my Specialized Roubaix Expert with this! I just find it more comfortable, better shifting and better/easier braking. The latter is probably due to my...
07-27-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,313
Posted By flan48

Thanks! Actually I believe that in 2013 it was...

Thanks! Actually I believe that in 2013 it was only available in red. I added a red bottle cage and the white with red saddle (same model that came with the bike -Oval Concepts 300). I thought about...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By flan48

Other good possibilities would be Halter's Cycles...

Other good possibilities would be Halter's Cycles in Skillman (according to their website they are currently not doing fittings due to the pandemic:
https://www.halterscycles.com/


and Knapp's...
07-26-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,313
Posted By flan48

Love It

Hi All! I just picked up a used 2013 Absolute 1.4 about 6 or 7 weeks ago. It was supposed to be a back up to my road bike (Specialized Roubaix). Turned out that I liked it so much I sold the road...
07-24-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,054
Posted By flan48

Yes, very glad you weren't hurt or harmed! Best...

Yes, very glad you weren't hurt or harmed!
Best regards
07-16-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,281
Posted By flan48

Exactly as with me! Best regards

Exactly as with me!

Best regards
05-14-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By flan48

Hi Ohl! Good luck with the upcoming arthroscopic...

Hi Ohl! Good luck with the upcoming arthroscopic surgery. I had that done in late October of last year. Had 4 or 5 weeks of physical therapy, including exercises done at home. They almost immediately...
04-25-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,245
Posted By flan48

I am NOT a Floridian, but I've been to that...

I am NOT a Floridian, but I've been to that southeast part of Florida a zillion times, including this past February, and I agree with John. Yyou can't generalize about an entire state based on 1...
04-20-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 693
Posted By flan48

Yes, this is excellent advice. I found that one...

Yes, this is excellent advice. I found that one of the best "pre-treatments" (I spent my career as a chemist in the personal care and household cleaning products industry) is Lestoil. Rub it in to...
04-17-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,446
Posted By flan48

Hi Bran and welcome back. You have some good...

Hi Bran and welcome back. You have some good suggestions already, and I'll add my two cents:
I have a Specialized Roubaix which I bought last summer (only slightly used). I use platform pedals with...
04-15-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 2,455,051
Posted By flan48

Very sharp - enjoy! Best regards

Very sharp - enjoy!
Best regards
Forum: Northeast
04-08-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,692
Views: 227,245
Posted By flan48

Congratulations! Let's hope for more good things!...

Congratulations! Let's hope for more good things!

Best regards
03-23-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,991
Posted By flan48

Very creative -congrats! Best regards

Very creative -congrats!
Best regards
03-16-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By flan48

OK, I finally got it, although by what seems...

OK, I finally got it, although by what seems ridiculous means:
I first logged out and then logged back in and was able to changed my age.
I then logged out again, logged in, and I was able to...
03-16-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,825
Posted By flan48

I'm still doing my solo rides, and hope to...

I'm still doing my solo rides, and hope to continue(!).

Best regards
Barry,73,New Jersey
Specialized Roubaix - Exercise for life
03-16-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By flan48

Thanks for your response. Yes, BillyD was able...

Thanks for your response.
Yes, BillyD was able to change my age. I'm also trying to change the bike in my signature, and still get the same error message.
This is also when I go to "source" in the...
03-15-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By flan48

Editing Signature

Hi All,
As I now have a different bike than that indicated in my signature, plus a bithday coming up in a few weeks, I went in to "My Profile" and then to edit signature. No matter what I do, I get...
03-15-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,041
Posted By flan48

I do pretty much the same thing, but using a hard...

I do pretty much the same thing, but using a hard cover book.

Best regards
03-15-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By flan48

+1! Best regards

+1!

Best regards
03-15-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,991
Posted By flan48

This is exactly what I use on my road bike. ...

This is exactly what I use on my road bike.

Best regards
12-23-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By flan48

I use a Mirrycle mirror. I took off the extension...

I use a Mirrycle mirror. I took off the extension arm and it is perfect. To me much better than Sprintech type of mirror.

Best regards
Barry...
12-23-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,488
Posted By flan48

BIG +1 from me! Best regards

BIG +1 from me!
Best regards
11-18-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,760
Posted By flan48

Good morning! I am a different category of rider...

Good morning! I am a different category of rider - actually much different(!). In my club I am a C level rider which means that average moving speed for the ride is typically 12.5-12.8 mph, with flat...
04-10-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,109
Posted By flan48

Good morning! I'm both a baby boomer and a "war...

Good morning!
I'm both a baby boomer and a "war baby", i.e. born in 1946.
I've had 4 or 5 iterations of biking, but steadily now for 7 years (sometime after having a spinal laminectomy and fusion -...
02-12-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,042
Posted By flan48

Hi Graupel, It's always best to start with the...

Hi Graupel,
It's always best to start with the "black" line leveled from front to back of the saddle. You can always make minute adjustments after that.
Best regards
01-14-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,740
Posted By flan48

Hi All and a belated Happy New Year, Well,...

Hi All and a belated Happy New Year,
Well, although I had been quite happy with the Asics Gel-Scram 4 shoes, I thought I should look in to specifically designed biking shoes, especially for cold...
01-13-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 2,455,051
Posted By flan48

[QUOTE=DowneasTTer;20736170]Here are couple of...

[QUOTE=DowneasTTer;20736170]Here are couple of our, my wife and my, new Canyon RoadLite CF 9.0 LTD. I started a thread about them last month. But, forgot to post in this one....
12-16-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,674
Posted By flan48

Terrific post! Happy Hoidays

Terrific post!
Happy Hoidays
12-13-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,734
Posted By flan48

Congratulations Chip on your great...

Congratulations Chip on your great accomplishment.
Keep up the good work and ride safely.

Happy Holidays!
11-02-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,740
Posted By flan48

This is what works best for me on my "performance...

This is what works best for me on my "performance hybrid"/"flat bar" road bike. I had previously worn Five Ten Freeriders, purchased in March of 2013, but found them somewhat too heavy due to my...
08-25-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,983
Posted By flan48

BIG +1 from me! Regarding smoking: we're all...

BIG +1 from me!
Regarding smoking: we're all different. When I quit, after 25 years of smoking, I really wanted to on a emotional level. When you really want it, doing it becomes easier. First, I...
04-01-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 442,680
Posted By flan48

It sure is! Enjoy it safely! Best regards

It sure is! Enjoy it safely!
Best regards
02-20-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By flan48

Cold Weather Cycling Gloves

I am now in my second season with the LG Shield gloves ( https://garneau.com/us/en/lg-shield-cycling-gloves) and very pleased with them down to 25 degrees F (~ -4C).
I also have a pair of Answer...
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