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05-06-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,319
Posted By Gerryattrick

The obvious part of my username is that I am an...

The obvious part of my username is that I am an old bloke.

The trouble is my real name is not Gerry.

But I am stuck with it now.
04-08-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,146
Posted By Gerryattrick

Are there people who have given up cycling or are...

Are there people who have given up cycling or are considering giving it up because they no longer have the strength/fitness for the cycling routes that they like?

If e-bikes are a way of allowing...
04-05-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,355
Posted By Gerryattrick

I am lucky in that I have no trouble staying...

I am lucky in that I have no trouble staying trim. I am 72, 5'8" and weigh 150lbs and just vary above or below by a couple of pounds no matter how much I eat or how little I exercise.

Staying fit...
01-13-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Gerryattrick

Thanks for the replies. Given me some thinking...

Thanks for the replies. Given me some thinking and searching out to do.
01-12-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Gerryattrick

The thread in the fork is too small for a...

The thread in the fork is too small for a standard boss as shown in the second pic.

I have the feeling that this was a non-standard setup tried by Cannondale.
01-12-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Gerryattrick

This is a more detailed pic showing the brake...

This is a more detailed pic showing the brake next to standard boss and bolt. There is no boss on this fork so there is not a standard boss bolt.

I can see no way for the bolt through the brake to...
01-12-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,715
Posted By Gerryattrick

Oldies setting personal bests just weren't trying...

Oldies setting personal bests just weren't trying hard enough when they were younger.
01-12-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Gerryattrick

V-brake on Cannondale Quick carbon fork question.

I have just been given a Cannondale Quick carbon fork plus V-brakes for a 700c hybrid I am building. I think I understand the fitting but would like opinions please. As far as I see there are no...
12-20-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,426
Posted By Gerryattrick

Then you will find joy in the journey.

Then you will find joy in the journey.
12-08-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,462
Posted By Gerryattrick

Oxymoron alert! Unless you are a woman as...

Oxymoron alert!

Unless you are a woman as well.
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09-27-18, 03:22 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,086
Posted By Gerryattrick

https://youtu.be/vd4WLxqPWYM

https://youtu.be/vd4WLxqPWYM
09-13-18, 04:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,919
Posted By Gerryattrick

I've got rid of quite a lot over the years and it...

I've got rid of quite a lot over the years and it becomes easier. There's only one bike that, in hindsight, I regret selling. It was a racing bike from the 50's, a Rensch, my first ever expensive,...
09-12-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,919
Posted By Gerryattrick

I'm lucky in that I never have to justify a new...

I'm lucky in that I never have to justify a new bike to my wife, she knows how much I enjoy my bikes. But I do struggle to justify the expense to myself and get round it by adopting a one-in one-out...
08-18-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By Gerryattrick

I hate hills at the very beginning of a ride. It...

I hate hills at the very beginning of a ride. It takes me a long time to get my legs and lungs right.
08-05-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,777
Posted By Gerryattrick

I think you may need to consider getting a new...

I think you may need to consider getting a new helmet to attach the mirror to.
Or perhaps you think that it saved you worse damage then, so will do so again! :bike2:
07-31-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,085
Posted By Gerryattrick

I hope you realise you have to ride the total of...

I hope you realise you have to ride the total of your ages on a tandem ride.
07-31-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,085
Posted By Gerryattrick

I don't do birthday rides, and get bored by...

I don't do birthday rides, and get bored by anything more than a morning or afternoon in the saddle but I hope to be able to continue enjoying riding centuries in kms for another nine years until I...
07-26-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 557
Posted By Gerryattrick

Beat me to it. :thumb: Although I would add...

Beat me to it. :thumb:

Although I would add 'still standing/riding'.

All other goals are secondary and fairly trivial past 70.
07-20-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Gerryattrick

These are the clips and pedals I use on my road...

These are the clips and pedals I use on my road bike. No problems at all in the three years I've been using them. I find I don't need the straps for foot...
07-19-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Gerryattrick

Cages, whether with straps or not, are not a...

Cages, whether with straps or not, are not a halfway house to clipless, or even a compromise. They are a solution that many people feel ideal for their cycling needs.

I use variations of the op's...
07-15-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By Gerryattrick

You just finished the RAAM. Are you sure there's...

You just finished the RAAM. Are you sure there's not a portrait of a very old cyclist in your attic? :50:
07-14-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By Gerryattrick

I wake up every day and I am old. I have no...

I wake up every day and I am old. I have no alternative and it beats not waking up.

Luckily I don't wake up every day feeling old.
07-09-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,353
Posted By Gerryattrick

The best method of foot retention for the type of...

The best method of foot retention for the type of riding I do is the sort I am using.

Most people say the same thing.
06-25-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,073
Posted By Gerryattrick

Congratulations on a great ride. You...

Congratulations on a great ride.

You obvously got the rehab right

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06-21-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,073
Posted By Gerryattrick

Never been to the mid-west, but have flown over...

Never been to the mid-west, but have flown over it several times.

It looks quite flat and a bit different to the first part of your ride. Should be a cakewalk from here on.....;)
06-20-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,073
Posted By Gerryattrick

Been following the RAAM tracking. Great going,...

Been following the RAAM tracking. Great going, especially with all the climbing so far. Looks like you've had a great recovery following your fall.
06-14-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By Gerryattrick

Too soon to say yet. Mine was precautionary to...

Too soon to say yet. Mine was precautionary to avoid potential loss of movement in the future in my hands and arms because of nerves being compressed by damaged disc.

I have some pain and...
06-13-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By Gerryattrick

Another one with lower back issues for many years...

Another one with lower back issues for many years that are not as bad as yours. My back gives me far less pain when I ride regularly, and none while riding.

Both my doctor and physiotherapist say...
05-27-18, 04:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,073
Posted By Gerryattrick

I'm a bit of an expert when it comes to recovery...

I'm a bit of an expert when it comes to recovery programmes, currently just going into my third bikeless month following spinal surgery, and that really is brilliant recovery progress, I'm really...
05-25-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,073
Posted By Gerryattrick

Just caught this thread. Terrible injury but you...

Just caught this thread. Terrible injury but you seem to be doing marvelously on the recovery, clearly all those miles and climbs are now paying off.

I had a QTR operation a few years back so I...
05-25-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,296
Posted By Gerryattrick

Fantastic day for Froome, but what a disaster for...

Fantastic day for Froome, but what a disaster for Yates.

Tomorrow will be a real test of character and team strength/tactics. 3 tough climbs in the last half of the stage.
05-25-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,608
Posted By Gerryattrick

Just imagine how much better he'd be if he got it...

Just imagine how much better he'd be if he got it the correct length! ;)
05-10-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By Gerryattrick

I am the same age as you and have developed a...

I am the same age as you and have developed a slight issue with vertigo in recent years. I notice this when walking, especially if I look to the side and then back again quickly.

Strangely this...
04-29-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,338
Views: 427,259
Posted By Gerryattrick

But it looks like the fork is on the wrong way...

But it looks like the fork is on the wrong way round. It will just ruin the handling of a fast bike like that.;)
04-26-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 60,246
Posted By Gerryattrick

There's very little worse than than the feeling...

There's very little worse than than the feeling of helplessness watching a loved one suffer through illness.

You are doing the best thing you can do, which is being there ready to help when you...
04-23-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,187
Posted By Gerryattrick

I have never tried bibs, but I have never...

I have never tried bibs, but I have never experienced any problems with fit or comfort with shorts so see absolutely no reason to try them, especially for the extra expense and the call of nature...
04-23-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,022
Posted By Gerryattrick

There comes a time, depending on what age we keep...

There comes a time, depending on what age we keep cycling to, when we all may have to make concessions to keep up the activity we love.

The important thing is that we keep cycling, if that's what...
04-12-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,785
Posted By Gerryattrick

I'm looking to put weight on. Had a stay in...

I'm looking to put weight on. Had a stay in hospital and a neck/spine op last week, losing 8lbs from my normal 150lbs.

I won't be able to ride for 2/3 month and will put it back on, so won't have...
03-28-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,152
Posted By Gerryattrick

I've sat with my wife for two weeks through an...

I've sat with my wife for two weeks through an induced coma. It's a horrible thing to have to do but luckily everything worked out.

Good luck to you both, my thoughts are with you.
03-22-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,448
Posted By Gerryattrick

First world problems, don't you just love them.

First world problems, don't you just love them.
02-26-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Gerryattrick

Weather, time and family issues have meant I have...

Weather, time and family issues have meant I have not done as much cycling as I usually do so far this year. In the limited time I have I started going to the gym, which is less than 5 minutes from...
02-21-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,828
Posted By Gerryattrick

I think that's because it is a minority interest...

I think that's because it is a minority interest movie. Outside the small world of cycling there is not going to be much interest - unless there is a lot of sex, violence and swearing.

On second...
02-08-18, 05:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,932
Posted By Gerryattrick

It has stuck with me and don't get me wrong, I...

It has stuck with me and don't get me wrong, I frequently had corporal punishment at school with the cane for being naughty. That was expected back in those days and neither I nor my father had...
02-08-18, 03:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,932
Posted By Gerryattrick

They did. That a teacher who hit a nine year old...

They did. That a teacher who hit a nine year old kid on the head was a bully who could not control kids without violence, and who stopped after being confronted by someone his own size.

There's...
02-07-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,932
Posted By Gerryattrick

When I was a kid my teacher knocked me...

When I was a kid my teacher knocked me unconscious by hitting me on the back of the head with a bible when I was talking in morning assembly.

He never did it again after my father had a quiet word...
02-01-18, 04:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,793
Posted By Gerryattrick

That's what duct tape is for, isn't it?

That's what duct tape is for, isn't it?
01-29-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,210
Posted By Gerryattrick

It's all down to the climate and temperatures you...

It's all down to the climate and temperatures you are used to.

I spent last week in southern Spain where the morning temperatures were a balmy 14/15 C. The local club riders were all wearing long...
01-29-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,589
Posted By Gerryattrick

At the age of 62 I decided to buy a bike after...

At the age of 62 I decided to buy a bike after not riding since my early 20s.

I was virtually forced into it as my knees and my back were shot after years of racquet sports, football and running,...
01-19-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Gerryattrick

Hi Bill. I have found myself dabbling in old...

Hi Bill. I have found myself dabbling in old bikes for some time now, and have had the itch for an old steel bike to add to my more modern riders. I also have a late 60s steel Sun Mass Start,...
01-18-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Gerryattrick

The whole bike:). Needs a new front wheel and...

The whole bike:). Needs a new front wheel and rear mech, but I plan to change the wheels and gears anyway as I just happen to have replacements in my shed.

Just done a bit of research on the 531...
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