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07-15-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 649
Posted By delbiker1

Definitely not heroic, kindness, sure, but mostly...

Definitely not heroic, kindness, sure, but mostly just the right thing to do. I came upon a gentleman in a wheelchair sitting in the east bound lane of a 2 lane road. I stopped and asked him if he...
07-14-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By delbiker1

New bike day ner gets old, even if the new bike...

New bike day ner gets old, even if the new bike is actually an old bike. Very nice bike, ride it like you own it and be safe!
07-13-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 923
Posted By delbiker1

I started to using DT shifters this year on a...

I started to using DT shifters this year on a early 90's steel bike that I rebuilt. The shifters, derailleurs, the crank and the brakes are the original 105 indexed, 6 speed. I have thought about...
07-13-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,676
Posted By delbiker1

I rode one organized charity event in 1992. I...

I rode one organized charity event in 1992. I have not, and will not, do another one. Too many people and bikes, too many rules and regulations and too much money involved. I ride solo approximately...
07-12-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By delbiker1

Very nice build, great color scheme.

Very nice build, great color scheme.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,294
Posted By delbiker1

I guess I am just confused. Or maybe just plain...

I guess I am just confused. Or maybe just plain wrong. I was thinking that the condition of the roads has a lot to do with bicycling, road bikes at least. I obviously did not successfully make that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,294
Posted By delbiker1

I have been in northern Illinois numerous times...

I have been in northern Illinois numerous times in the last 8 months. The MUP's could certainly use some maintenance. However, the highways and roads are absolutely terrible. One of the highest tax...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By delbiker1

Yesterday, I had the most difficult ride I have...

Yesterday, I had the most difficult ride I have had in many years. I was riding with a friend that is a strong rider. We were out to do a 32 mile circuit at a quick pace. We started out heading into...
07-12-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By delbiker1

Good equipment lasts a long time with maintenance...

Good equipment lasts a long time with maintenance and care. I have a 105 front derailleur that came on a bike I purchased new in 1992. I rebuilt this bike over the winter and both of the derailleurs...
07-11-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,252
Posted By delbiker1

A safe failure? With a bicycle you will be...

A safe failure? With a bicycle you will be riding? I
07-09-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By delbiker1

Decals

www.velocals.com. I just looked at their web-site and they do have Raleigh decals. They have a lot of different ones, so I do not know it they have what you are looking for, but probably. I purchased...
07-09-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,971
Posted By delbiker1

40TH b-DAY

I bought this Ochsner steel frame bike in 1992 as a 40th b-day present to myself. I rebuilt the bike back in March and April of this year. As of today I am just short of 1,000 miles on it since I...
07-09-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 153,704
Posted By delbiker1

Pittsburgh area

Is anyone available to check out a bike for me southeast of Pittsburgh. It looks like Mckeesport area. Certainly can work out a deal for time and expense. Thanks much!
07-08-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By delbiker1

I have not been keeping track of miles at all...

I have not been keeping track of miles at all this year.since I did start to keep mileage for July, but it more geared to weekly. Since July 1st was a Monday, that is when I started the week. Last...
07-08-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 2,688,368
Posted By delbiker1

I apologize, I was working on 2 bikes this...

I apologize, I was working on 2 bikes this morning and I somehow got things mixed up mid-post. The part about the cassette switched on the Schwinn has nothing to do with the first of half of my post....
07-08-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By delbiker1

I sure remember using Michelin 21s almost...

I sure remember using Michelin 21s almost exclusively back in the early 80s. I are am certain that I got more flats than now. I know I had 19s one time for a very short period of time. One blew out,...
07-07-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24,423
Views: 2,279,487
Posted By delbiker1

Today is my 4th consecutive day of 50. Since...

Today is my 4th consecutive day of 50. Since Monday was the 1st of July, I started to keep track of miles. Today gave me 325 in the past week. Today I rode my Orbea Avant. I cleaned and lubed both...
07-06-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By delbiker1

Mac mini, that is so wrong! Definitely wrong!...

Mac mini, that is so wrong! Definitely wrong! Tires make you mad at coffee shops because of the cookies they sell? Glad I do not live in that world.
07-06-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,513
Posted By delbiker1

2 questions

? 1 What brand of rack is that?
? 2 What is that along the side of the NDS seat stay?
07-06-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 80,399
Posted By delbiker1

I got in my third consecutive 50 mile ride on my...

I got in my third consecutive 50 mile ride on my Ochsner. Had some fuel and rehydration and then cleaned and lubed both the Ochsner and my Orbea Avant. I am now relaxing in the ac, getting rested up...
07-06-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By delbiker1

similar

Here is a picture of my Ochsner that is close in color to the Ciocchttps://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1080/20190628_112549_resized_774b044a2116657cd41b1429e74ef5a05570bca9.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 401,771
Posted By delbiker1

2014 Orbea Avant MD...

2014 Orbea Avant MD 40.https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190703_143509_8d7316769d06dd158b3c622e6244ca4b9b35e282.jpg
2014 Avant MD 40
Forum: Introductions
07-04-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to the Forums. I live 6 miles west of...

Welcome to the Forums. I live 6 miles west of Bethany Beach. Do you make it to the beach?
07-03-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks for the reply. The Orbea is a very good...

Thanks for the reply. The Orbea is a very good bike and they do have a fine reputation. I did not mean to disparage them. The dislike for the ride is a personal preference. I can get a bit obsessed...
07-03-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By delbiker1

I have used both 105 and Ultegra cassettes, 10...

I have used both 105 and Ultegra cassettes, 10 speed not 11, on the same bike with 2 different bikes. I really do not notice that one performs better than the other. I have done that with 9 speed...
07-03-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,051
Posted By delbiker1

Other large object on road

Talk about a safety concern, watch this video. Hve to copy and paste in your browser.

http:www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4pnQ3zBU9M
07-03-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By delbiker1

One more thing, I am going to put the original...

One more thing, I am going to put the original Orbea stem back on it, +/- 6 deg., to see if that will help relieve the quick numbing in my hands when I ride it.
07-03-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By delbiker1

Learning to dislike

I have an Orbea Avant MD 40. It is a 2014 model that I bought new in 2016. I bought it because: I wanted a CF frame, it can handle up to 32 mm tires, good component group in 105 10 speed, it was...
07-03-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,739
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks

Thanks Chief. I am adding an early 90's steel frame Ochsner recently re-built. https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/633x1124/ochsner_hyb_7f30844a68a9cbff9e56d78d11871dbdee2307fa.jpg...
07-02-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,124
Posted By delbiker1

I am going to continue to use my lights during...

I am going to continue to use my lights during daylight hours. Someone trying to convince me that there is a zero percent chance of it helping my visibility to others; be it motorists, cyclists or...
07-02-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,124
Posted By delbiker1

Bright clothes , flashing lights, reflective...

Bright clothes , flashing lights, reflective material.

Quote: 79pmooney ( "One of the issues with super bright strobes and the like is pissing motorists off. I for one as a driver do not like...
07-02-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By delbiker1

aaaarrrrgggghhhh!

aaaarrrrgggghhhh!
07-02-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks, guess I should have done that myself. Now...

Thanks, guess I should have done that myself. Now I will.
Forum: Introductions
07-01-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to the forums. There are a lot of good...

Welcome to the forums. There are a lot of good used bikes out there and they can be a great deal if you know your proper sizing, know what to look for and can work on them yourself. Enjoy and be safe!
07-01-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,345
Posted By delbiker1

I don't know how I could have left out the empty...

I don't know how I could have left out the empty my bladder. It has become a huge deal for me, enlarged prostrate. It is a very short time after getting the feeling to urinate that it turns into "I...
07-01-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,345
Posted By delbiker1

Nothing set. I take a break when: I am hungry, I...

Nothing set. I take a break when: I am hungry, I want to take a picture, want to look at something, I just feel like it.
07-01-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By delbiker1

Forgive my ignorance, I do not know what #KiloTT...

Forgive my ignorance, I do not know what #KiloTT (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=KiloTT) means. What is the significance?
07-01-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By delbiker1

I stand corrected, thanks.

I stand corrected, thanks.
07-01-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By delbiker1

Bike helmets are designed to protect the head...

Bike helmets are designed to protect the head from one hard blow. They would have to be more like mortorcycle helmets, very heavy and sight/hearing restrictive. Be glad the helmet did its job and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,822
Posted By delbiker1

I have no problem with Garmin units, or any other...

I have no problem with Garmin units, or any other GPS unit or smart phone. I do not have any.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By delbiker1

If cyclists figure out that DT shift levers work...

If cyclists figure out that DT shift levers work really well in friction mode for 8 thru 11 speed I would guess that many would go to the DT levers. They sure are a lot less complicated to work on,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,585
Posted By delbiker1

I usually buy things for my bikes when what I...

I usually buy things for my bikes when what I want or need is on sale somewhere. Ergo, I have a mix of Shimano and Sram on my bikes. However, I like Shimano derailleurs and brakes better. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By delbiker1

I rode locally here in south-coastal Delaware. 3...

I rode locally here in south-coastal Delaware. 3 different routes in 3 days. Friday-26 miles, Saturday-32 miles and Sunday 24 miles. I really planned on riding more miles but Fri and Sat were HOT!...
06-30-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By delbiker1

It is not unusual for those caps to be difficult...

It is not unusual for those caps to be difficult to get off. In my experience, it is nearly impossible to get replacements. If someone knows where they can be obtained, please let me know.
06-30-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,388
Posted By delbiker1

Is there a point to this question?

Is there a point to this question?
06-30-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By delbiker1

I have used Pasellas a few times and had no...

I have used Pasellas a few times and had no issues with them My first pair were 28 mm Pasella TG(tour guard) that had extra thick layer of flat protection. They lasted a long time and had a nice...
06-30-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,155
Posted By delbiker1

Do not give up on this bike until you have had a...

Do not give up on this bike until you have had a chance to see it and, hopefully, test ride it. There are differences in the geometry size measurements with some bikes that affect the fit. IMO, this...
Forum: For Sale
06-30-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By delbiker1

Very nice bike at a real good price. Too big for...

Very nice bike at a real good price. Too big for me and not in the market for another road bike. If you do not need the money now, have some patience and wait before dropping price more. Is it listed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By delbiker1

I really like Hutchinson Fusion all weather...

I really like Hutchinson Fusion all weather clinchers. I have 28 mm tires on a road bike, Airborne Zeppelin, and they just clear the rear calipers and bridge. Plenty of room in the front. I have...
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