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07-16-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,315
Posted By Pilot321

I'm 60. My only bike is a 32 year old Cannondale...

I'm 60. My only bike is a 32 year old Cannondale I bought new in 1987 with Indexed Shimano 105, and DT shifters. It works. I am used to it. That being said a new or much newer bike is definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Pilot321

What Groupset does this Caad10 have?

What Groupset does this Caad10 have?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Pilot321

Great info, and great vid. Your commute is 29...

Great info, and great vid. Your commute is 29 miles one way? I assume being NYC to L.I. it is flat, or relatively so. How long does it typically take? I've never had a tire blow out its sidewall...
06-25-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,859
Posted By Pilot321

When I bought my Cannondale with 105 components...

When I bought my Cannondale with 105 components in 1987, the 600 was still around as was Suntour. I've always wondered why Shimano didn't change the name of 105 like the did 600. Yeah, first world...
06-15-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,394
Posted By Pilot321

Nice. The Waterford made Paramounts are very...

Nice. The Waterford made Paramounts are very sought after. The Japanese made ones were nice as well, but don't seem to have the current panache of the Waterfords.
06-15-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By Pilot321

I'm still using my 32 year old Silca Track pump. ...

I'm still using my 32 year old Silca Track pump. It sat for almost thirty years, so I greased the leather cup, and replaced the insert in the chuck with a new polymer one from the new Silca in the...
06-15-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,394
Posted By Pilot321

Panasonic made these in Japan, correct? Nice...

Panasonic made these in Japan, correct? Nice bike!
06-12-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,622
Posted By Pilot321

I hear what you are saying, and agree to an...

I hear what you are saying, and agree to an extent. Small displacement motorcycles, say around 125cc have very low idling sound. But, I agree, anything mechanized like that is not quite as...
06-12-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,622
Posted By Pilot321

If I were a cop, I'd prefer a light, dirt bike...

If I were a cop, I'd prefer a light, dirt bike (motorcycle) that was street legal. That, and four wheelers are what a lot of the criminals are using. I can see them using mountain bikes over road...
Forum: Foo
06-09-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,528
Posted By Pilot321

While staying in my Mom's basement? Sure! ...

While staying in my Mom's basement? Sure! Sounds like a plan.
Forum: Foo
06-09-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,528
Posted By Pilot321

So I guess we have to make smores using the heat...

So I guess we have to make smores using the heat of our Smartphone displays?

:rolleyes:
06-07-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,950
Posted By Pilot321

Thanks for your perspective. I don't tighten my...

Thanks for your perspective. I don't tighten my straps either, and seem to do ok with the toe clips, and foot pain is not an issue. I may still give them a shot on my next bike. It seems some believe...
06-07-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,950
Posted By Pilot321

I may try SPD's soon. I still have the PD-1050...

I may try SPD's soon. I still have the PD-1050 (old Shimano 105 group) with toe clips and straps which were original on my bike. I like them, and they work for me, with no mishaps. However, after...
Forum: Introductions
06-05-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Pilot321

Welcome! I'm from S.E. PA too. Where are you...

Welcome! I'm from S.E. PA too. Where are you riding? There's some good trails at French Creek. I only have a road bike so just pavement for me! I'd like to get a hybrid someday so I can bike to...
06-03-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,900
Posted By Pilot321

Nice Street Triple! Love the "new" Triumphs. Had...

Nice Street Triple! Love the "new" Triumphs. Had a '78 Bonneville 750, but now jonesing for a Thruxton to complete yet another mid life (old life?) crisis! :)
06-01-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,539
Posted By Pilot321

I did the opposite. I raised my seat quite a...

I did the opposite. I raised my seat quite a bit. Either I have become taller (lol), or I had it a bit lower than I should have way back when. Maybe switch your pedals with toe clips, cages, and...
06-01-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,539
Posted By Pilot321

Wow, similar story. About a year ago, after...

Wow, similar story. About a year ago, after thirty years of not riding I resurrected my old 1987 Cannondale SR500 Road bike, and started riding again at 59. I basically pumped up the tires, did some...
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,502
Posted By Pilot321

Ward Clever Danny Thomas Robert Young Henry...

Ward Clever
Danny Thomas
Robert Young
Henry Mitchell
05-31-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,377
Posted By Pilot321

I only carry one tube, and a patch kit, but first...

I only carry one tube, and a patch kit, but first flat gets the new tube, and I will repair at home unless I get a second fat which has not yet happened. Takes me about 15 minutes to change the...
05-30-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pilot321

Good news. So, I swapped the Vittoria Zaffiro...

Good news. So, I swapped the Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25 for a Continental Ultra Sport II 700x23. It fits on the back perfectly with plenty of room in width and height. I could probably fit the 700x25 of...
05-25-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,681
Posted By Pilot321

That's true. I've owned Hondas, and Toyotas that...

That's true. I've owned Hondas, and Toyotas that were made in America. All the Japanese, German, and Korean auto companies have assembly plants in the U.S. Bike frames are light enough that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,261
Posted By Pilot321

I am a big proponent of buying as high quality as...

I am a big proponent of buying as high quality as you can afford that is not to the point of diminishing returns. To me that is often in the middle, but more likely in the upper middle for most...
05-25-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,681
Posted By Pilot321

That's their design center, correct? From what I...

That's their design center, correct? From what I hear there are a few really good custom bike makers in Philly.
05-25-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,681
Posted By Pilot321

I have a 1987 Cannondale road bike built in...

I have a 1987 Cannondale road bike built in Bedford, PA. I was glad to be able to buy a bike FRAME that was made in my own state. However, I realized that most of the components were Japanese, and...
05-24-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,642
Posted By Pilot321

I use regional rail as often as I can because I...

I use regional rail as often as I can because I hate fighting traffic in and out of the city. However, regional rail is relatively safe, clean, and without drama. Other forms of public transport can...
05-24-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pilot321

That's the most ridiculous thing I have read...

That's the most ridiculous thing I have read here. I've only put a few miles in the bike since the tire change. The wheel is now true but only had a slight wobble in it previously. The frame is...
05-23-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pilot321

Very frustrated. I had my LBS true the tire...

Very frustrated. I had my LBS true the tire today. I installed it after work for a short test ride and it still rubs on the chain stay near the attach point to the frame. There is now a wear point...
05-22-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pilot321

I always have my wheel set at the farthest...

I always have my wheel set at the farthest position in the dropout
05-22-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 22,318
Posted By Pilot321

I use WD-40 as a solvent to clean the chain and...

I use WD-40 as a solvent to clean the chain and other parts. I let it sit overnight to evaporate, then apply Tri Flow which I also let sit overnight. Seems to be working.
05-22-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,878
Posted By Pilot321

You should take a vacation and spend at least a...

You should take a vacation and spend at least a week there, and try a few areas you think you'd want to live. I have a friend in Nashville, and she's originally from Hamilton, ON, and doesn't like...
Forum: Foo
05-22-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,109
Posted By Pilot321

What are winters like there? How many months can...

What are winters like there? How many months can you actually hike, fish, and bike comfortably?
Forum: Foo
05-22-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,109
Posted By Pilot321

I lived in a southern suburb of Denver not far...

I lived in a southern suburb of Denver not far from Centennial Airport for several years and really liked it. I only moved because my company promoted and moved me. It was great for all things...
05-22-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pilot321

There are two potential rub points, but yes it...

There are two potential rub points, but yes it only rubs at those points not the entire circumference, I am going to true the wheel anyway and see if it works.

The original 700x25 tires that are...
05-21-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pilot321

I have the original Wolber Alpine rims. This bike...

I have the original Wolber Alpine rims. This bike is a time capsule I bought new in 1987, road for a few years, then it sat for 30 years, and a year ago I resurrected it. The tires look like they are...
05-21-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pilot321

I'm going to give a different tire in 23mm a shot...

I'm going to give a different tire in 23mm a shot and see how that works. I think this specific Vittoria is notably bigger than some which I didn't know before. I didn't realize the difference...
05-21-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pilot321

Thanks, that's what I may have to do or mic the...

Thanks, that's what I may have to do or mic the width, and length and see what other tires will fit. However, I doubt even a 23mm sidewall height will be shorter, and I think that's the bigger...
05-21-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pilot321

Well the tire is fine when I spin it and pedal it...

Well the tire is fine when I spin it and pedal it in the work stand. However, when I pedal on the road it is binding somewhere due to the larger size of the tire. It is either binding on the front...
05-21-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pilot321

Road Bike Tire Question (Buyer Beware)

Hi, unbelievably, I bought my first bicycle tire in over 30 years as I have been riding on the originals after the bike sat for 30 years, prior to my getting back on the bike last year. I noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,566
Posted By Pilot321

No, that has never happened to me, and I have not...

No, that has never happened to me, and I have not seen that in any of the reviews I've read on Amazon, and the like. I only use 16g, threaded CO2 cartridges, and carry two with me on rides. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,566
Posted By Pilot321

Pro Bike Tool for me for my road bike. I've used...

Pro Bike Tool for me for my road bike. I've used it a few times, easy and quick. No more mini pumps, or frame pumps for me.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,887
Posted By Pilot321

I just bought a Vittoria Zaffiro to replace my...

I just bought a Vittoria Zaffiro to replace my rear tire. I haven't received it yet, but will tomorrow, and see how it goes. I didn't know about the Conti Ultra Sport II or may have given that a...
Forum: Foo
05-19-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Pilot321

I like Koepka. He's always on the leader board. ...

I like Koepka. He's always on the leader board. Tiger is probably partying on his yacht still after the Master's win. It may be his last.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,780
Posted By Pilot321

I would go Compact. I have never needed to go...

I would go Compact. I have never needed to go faster, but I have needed better climbing gears but I have an old bike with 52/42 biopace up front and 13 - 28 in back. 42x28 doesn't cut it for steep...
05-16-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,591
Posted By Pilot321

Crime, including violent crime has been going...

Crime, including violent crime has been going down throughout the U.S. for the last twenty years. I carry Pepper Spray, but mostly for dogs. I will only carry a gun if I have to ride into, or near...
Forum: Foo
05-13-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By Pilot321

I just remembered the Tag Line for The Mod Squad,...

I just remembered the Tag Line for The Mod Squad, which for some reason stuck with me. They must have used it for the promotional ads, and maybe in the shows intro. "One White, One Black, One...
Forum: Foo
05-12-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By Pilot321

I remember watching Mod Squad occasionally, but...

I remember watching Mod Squad occasionally, but was never a huge fan. I preferred Room 222 because of Karen Valentine.
05-08-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,227
Posted By Pilot321

Thanks for the heads up.

Thanks for the heads up.
05-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By Pilot321

Carry pepper spray. I prefer Fox Labs. I keep...

Carry pepper spray. I prefer Fox Labs. I keep mine in the back pocket of my cycling shirt, so I can just reach back and grab it immediately. I had a dog chase me recently, but I was able to just...
05-07-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By Pilot321

I live in Pennsylvania, the home of the highest...

I live in Pennsylvania, the home of the highest gasoline tax in the country, which was promoted to FIX the roads, but we continue to have the worst roads in the country. Yes, those potholes are...
04-30-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 22,318
Posted By Pilot321

I've been using WD-40 as a solvent to clean the...

I've been using WD-40 as a solvent to clean the chain, then let it evaporate overnight, and apply Tri-Flow. It's been working well for me. I took a closer look at the standard variety WD-40 label...
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