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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11,929
Views: 206,557
Posted By Jack Tone

I just found this. Interesting review: ...

I just found this. Interesting review:

https://the5krunner.com/2020/05/13/garmin-varia-rtl515-rvr315-specs-opinion-review/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19,474
Views: 4,102,275
Posted By Jack Tone

I love a good discount!

I love a good discount!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Jack Tone

I don't know if this applies, but I'm 69, had a...

I don't know if this applies, but I'm 69, had a pacemaker put in about 8 months ago due to too slow heart rate (mid 30's). Then had an ablation to cure atrial flutter. Now I can ride at a pretty good...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By Jack Tone

Reduces pedal force by over two pounds per...

Reduces pedal force by over two pounds per stroke!! I'm sold. Also, made in Poland, independently tested in Poland. Not suspicious at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 654
Posted By Jack Tone

Here's one from Bikes Direct: ...

Here's one from Bikes Direct:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/kids-road-bikes/liberty-race-kids-road-bikes.htm#gsize
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Jack Tone

According to Trek, the Domane Sl6 weighs 20lbs....

According to Trek, the Domane Sl6 weighs 20lbs. and the Emonda Sl6 weighs 18. That seems like a significant difference to me. Besides, I'm a firm believer in N+1.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,248
Posted By Jack Tone

For what it's worth, I'm 69, have been an athlete...

For what it's worth, I'm 69, have been an athlete all my life. Since high school, football, runner, motocross, bicycle racing, then when I had to support a family, letter carrier walking 15 plus...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,167
Posted By Jack Tone

I don't remember the frame mfg, but I watched a...

I don't remember the frame mfg, but I watched a Hambini video of a mis-aligned threaded bottom bracket causing excess friction. I guess nobody's perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,488
Posted By Jack Tone

Because of asthma and chronic sinus infections,...

Because of asthma and chronic sinus infections, I've been off and on Pred many times for extended periods. Yeah, it Did make me feel great pretty quickly. But as mentioned, I did gain weight, and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11,929
Views: 206,557
Posted By Jack Tone

I don't have any tubeless bike tires, but when I...

I don't have any tubeless bike tires, but when I worked in a tire shop, we had a strap that we would cinch along the center line of the tread, and it would force the beads out to the rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By Jack Tone

"Second question is my cadence sensor comes...

"Second question is my cadence sensor comes really close to my shoe (and at times probably touches it). The instructions said to mount it facing outward, but do you think I should mount it facing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11,929
Views: 206,557
Posted By Jack Tone

From the Excel Sports R3 ad "The only variation...

From the Excel Sports R3 ad "The only variation is the Cervelo Connect 24x90 bottom bracket for direct BBright fit with the 24mm Hollowtech II spindle of the R8000 crankset."
Is that Cervelo code...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11,929
Views: 206,557
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm having second thoughts about buying a carbon...

I'm having second thoughts about buying a carbon bike after clicking on the 2008 Specialize thread. I learned that carbon is not recommended because it breaks after being hit by several busses.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11,929
Views: 206,557
Posted By Jack Tone

yeah, the excel orange one! My wife has already...

yeah, the excel orange one! My wife has already given up fighting on that one. Thanks for the enabling :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11,929
Views: 206,557
Posted By Jack Tone

Let me run that by my wife....

Let me run that by my wife....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11,929
Views: 206,557
Posted By Jack Tone

I know! I like that frame. But is there a...

I know! I like that frame. But is there a custom's charge plus shipping? I've only bought stuff like groupsets or less from UK.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11,929
Views: 206,557
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm drooling over Whyfi's and Slowgo's Cervelos,...

I'm drooling over Whyfi's and Slowgo's Cervelos, and now you guys are pushing titanium. I just got this email from Ribble who have a new ti model. Looks very interesting and pretty reasonable!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

That's interesting! My first motocross bike was a...

That's interesting! My first motocross bike was a Maico 400. The kickstarter ratchet behind the clutch constantly got soft and failed. I put in a compression release to ease starting, Then finally...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

Close. It hangs upside down from the garage...

Close. It hangs upside down from the garage ceiling. Bars and pedals are tire storage.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

Just about. When I was racing, a team member and...

Just about. When I was racing, a team member and myself road a century on it. SUPer fun! But, no, she's never been on it. It's been out maybe 4 or 5 times.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

My wife and I haven't left the house for over 3...

My wife and I haven't left the house for over 3 weeks. We've been on each other's nerves now and then, but nothing too extreme yet. Probably because she's never ridden the tandem I bought her 36...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,089
Posted By Jack Tone

Also ^, for those that say you countersteer all...

Also ^, for those that say you countersteer all the way through a turn, it appears that he is doing the opposite. Perhaps you adjust steering to maintain the same lean angle.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jack Tone

Possibly Adds 2mph? Partial disc wheel.

Possibly Adds 2mph? Partial disc wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,089
Posted By Jack Tone

Some motorcycle tires used to have a triangular...

Some motorcycle tires used to have a triangular cross section, I don't know of any now. All the bicycle tires I've ever used had a circular cross section. I'm not sure how you think a tire leaned...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,089
Posted By Jack Tone

What a great thread! I want to play, too. The...

What a great thread! I want to play, too. The ONLY way to initiate a turn on a two wheeled vehicle, at slow OR fast speed is to countersteer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

All this talk about waxing your chain makes me...

All this talk about waxing your chain makes me think about doing it. Let's see, I'll need an ultrasonic cleaner, crock pot, two kinds of wax, Teflon, space in the garage to "cook", or.... I could buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

I've got a couple of good high school car...

I've got a couple of good high school car stories. I bought a 3 wheeled Post Office delivery truck at an auction. You have to be a bit old to remember them. One Halloween night we filled it with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 150,327
Posted By Jack Tone

SO hot! And kudos on your first race!

SO hot! And kudos on your first race!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

How old are the brifters? Lubed them?

How old are the brifters? Lubed them?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

I put a Carvin Strat kit together that turned out...

I put a Carvin Strat kit together that turned out really well, but that was "paint by numbers". What you're doing, man, is ART.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,146
Posted By Jack Tone

If I'm remembering right, it was explained like...

If I'm remembering right, it was explained like this: The cross section of a deep dish wheel has two triangles meeting at the point. The more leverage of the deeper rim puts more flex where the rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,708
Posted By Jack Tone

That's an interesting observation. When I was a...

That's an interesting observation. When I was a kid, (50 to 60 years ago), you couldn't look down the street without seeing kids on bikes. That was our entertainment. Now I hardly ever see a kid on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

Hot!

Hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,708
Posted By Jack Tone

I have at least a dozen road bikes in the garage,...

I have at least a dozen road bikes in the garage, from 30 years old to new super (to me) carbon bikes. Also one $300 mtn. bike. So I'm pretty well committed to road riding. That being said, several...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,146
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm not sure where I read it, but I read that...

I'm not sure where I read it, but I read that deep dish carbon rims are more rigid, but actually make a less rigid wheel. (compared to shallower carbon rims).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Jack Tone

The Black Bibs: ...

The Black Bibs:

https://www.theblackbibs.com/shop/adventure
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,483
Posted By Jack Tone

Back when I was in my 30's and 40's and racing,...

Back when I was in my 30's and 40's and racing, we would train no matter the temp. Frozen bottles, falling on ice, it was entertaining. Now many years later and retired, I look at the temp outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,078
Posted By Jack Tone

Also a fan of N+1 for bikes and shoes. Just...

Also a fan of N+1 for bikes and shoes. Just counted 11 pairs. My excuse: 4 different pedal types, mountain/road, and most important... color matching.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

Yeah, she got her boyfriend to pick her up and...

Yeah, she got her boyfriend to pick her up and drive her to her house to get some meds. She mentioned later that she wasn't even aware of cars around her. I mentioned her new drug because it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

My daughter has chronic migraines. She had one so...

My daughter has chronic migraines. She had one so bad about a week ago, she pulled over off the freeway and called crying. Just last night started a new drug called Emgality. (she's progressed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

Get well BillyD!

Get well BillyD!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 212,099
Posted By Jack Tone

Many years ago, due to a chronic lung infection,...

Many years ago, due to a chronic lung infection, I was on high doses of prednisone. Made me very hungry, gained weight, and had a BAd temper. Got in an argument with my wife, I don't remember the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 33,603
Posted By Jack Tone

About chain lube, for what it's worth. I've used...

About chain lube, for what it's worth. I've used everything but wax dip. I've got spray wax with Teflon, chainL, Boeshield, and others. I've never noticed any difference in any of them. They all get...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 729,364
Posted By Jack Tone

I received a long letter from the shipper, hard...

I received a long letter from the shipper, hard to understand, the best I can translate is: "we're very honest, sorry we're overwhelmed, should be shipped by Dec 22" . Of course I'll believe it when...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 33,603
Posted By Jack Tone

^ Kudos to your ingenuity!

^ Kudos to your ingenuity!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 729,364
Posted By Jack Tone

Just ordered a Wahoo Elemnt from Amazon for $125....

Just ordered a Wahoo Elemnt from Amazon for $125. Not sure how long that price will last. Certainly don't need it, but wanted to try Wahoo.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 33,603
Posted By Jack Tone

Interesting. I retired in Sept. from a Post...

Interesting. I retired in Sept. from a Post Office job where I walked an average of 15+ miles a day. Resting pulse was in low 40's. In a few months I had Afib, which led to a 24hr halter monitor...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 108,081
Posted By Jack Tone

I think I've had about everything listed above...

I think I've had about everything listed above (edit: except childbirth), but the most pain that I can recall now is a kidney stone leaving the kidney, and walking barefoot through a stream of snow...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Jack Tone

This and some Triflow would be a lot simpler....

This and some Triflow would be a lot simpler. Might be worth a try.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/450x450/cable_luber_12dee1072574560d9c9d0016e3bf857c193f1eeb.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 729,364
Posted By Jack Tone

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt at Clever Training for $199 ...

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt at Clever Training for $199
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