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Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 957
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: 79
Views: 2,565
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: 3,069
Views: 35,403
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: 3,069
Views: 35,403
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: 3,069
Views: 35,403
Posted By Jack Tone

Get well BillyD!

Get well BillyD!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 35,403
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: 26,178
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: 2,732
Views: 682,514
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: 26,178
Posted By Jack Tone

^ Kudos to your ingenuity!

^ Kudos to your ingenuity!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,732
Views: 682,514
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: 26,178
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: 96,736
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: 497
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: 2,732
Views: 682,514
Posted By Jack Tone

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

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt at Clever Training for $199
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Jack Tone

I've never had a problem using WD40 or Triflow...

I've never had a problem using WD40 or Triflow with one of these:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/450x450/cable_luber_bc5ae217264fb62113c63a0f708ccc9a8a56bedc.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,633
Posted By Jack Tone

Hey, THanks!

Hey, THanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,633
Posted By Jack Tone

Amazon lowered the price on the Elemnt,(not the...

Amazon lowered the price on the Elemnt,(not the bolt), and I was thinking about joining the club. Only problem is that I have a LOt of bikes, and they all have Garmin mounts. Any luck fitting Wahoo...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,732
Views: 682,514
Posted By Jack Tone

Maybe Garmin has lowered prices, I've seen it on...

Maybe Garmin has lowered prices, I've seen it on sale at the same price at Amazon and Jensen. Ordered.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 96,736
Posted By Jack Tone

I bought two boxes of those from Costco and was...

I bought two boxes of those from Costco and was eating one pack at a sitting until I noticed the calories in one pack.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,145
Posted By Jack Tone

About the noise, I just watched a GCN tech...

About the noise, I just watched a GCN tech question and answer show with the same question. The best that they could figure was that the new shadow derailleur uses a higher tension spring on the cage...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 99,369
Posted By Jack Tone

I think it's hot, but then, I put blue laces on...

I think it's hot, but then, I put blue laces on my shoes to match my blue bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,962
Posted By Jack Tone

This. New Cycling Plus (British bike mag) tests...

This. New Cycling Plus (British bike mag) tests 5 different Ti bikes. Some were stiff, some rode smoothly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By Jack Tone

I would turn the bike upside down and spray some...

I would turn the bike upside down and spray some WD40 or Triflow into the brifter.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 96,736
Posted By Jack Tone

Really! I just got back from a doctor visit and...

Really! I just got back from a doctor visit and the nurse said she had her gall bladder removed a few weeks ago. It was done by robot! The surgeon was somewhere else operating a "video game" with two...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 96,736
Posted By Jack Tone

I like this thread for the improvement of my...

I like this thread for the improvement of my vocabulary.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,242
Posted By Jack Tone

I joined a racing club MANY years ago, and...

I joined a racing club MANY years ago, and decided to shave to conform. Had one of those old single blade razors with the adjustable dial from 1 to 8. I figured I needed it on 8 for my hairy legs....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 96,736
Posted By Jack Tone

I got two of those a day for several weeks until...

I got two of those a day for several weeks until they gave up...or my account was closed. I didn't check.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,320
Posted By Jack Tone

Another runner turned cyclist. One of my best...

Another runner turned cyclist. One of my best rides EVER, was in the winter in pouring rain. I joined a racing club and one Sunday ride the only people to show were the club president and myself. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,650
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm a firm believer in N+1. I probably have 15...

I'm a firm believer in N+1. I probably have 15 bikes in my garage. A week ago I had a bad bout of atrial fibrillation and am waiting to see my cardiologist after my hospital visit. I REally don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 96,736
Posted By Jack Tone

I brought home a rescue Labrador retriever ...

I brought home a rescue Labrador retriever puppy. Later bought my wife a nice Coach purse. The two didn't mix well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By Jack Tone

I bought a Kestrel in the box and it came with a...

I bought a Kestrel in the box and it came with a similar tool as the Venzo beam wrench above. I also stuck a chart like this:

Torque Conversion Chart Newton Meters to Inch Pounds | AutoDrill...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By Jack Tone

I cleaned out most of my garage a few days ago....

I cleaned out most of my garage a few days ago. Dozens of tires and tubes hanging up, and in cabinets. Some of my tires were from over 30 years ago, and strangely enough, some of the old ones were...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,688
Posted By Jack Tone

Interesting article from CNN: ...

Interesting article from CNN:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/health/best-drinks-for-hydration-wellness/index.html
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 156,158
Posted By Jack Tone

I run ipad to big TV.

I run ipad to big TV.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,200
Posted By Jack Tone

Wow. What an awesome ride. 30 or so years ago I...

Wow. What an awesome ride. 30 or so years ago I lived in Redwood City, and that was my favorite area to ride, though never did that big a loop!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,550
Posted By Jack Tone

For what it's worth, I bought the original Tacx...

For what it's worth, I bought the original Tacx Neo in 2016 and have put thousands of miles on it. The only problem I ever noticed was once when I was in my lowest gear (34/32) climbing a 25% grade...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jack Tone

Check out the Cervelo R2 with Ultegra at...

Check out the Cervelo R2 with Ultegra at Competitive Cyclist. I'm SO close to clicking the buy button. Apparently the same as the R3 except with more tire clearance?

Here's a link: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 156,158
Posted By Jack Tone

Saris bought Cycle Ops. They supposedly improved...

Saris bought Cycle Ops. They supposedly improved the Hammer and it's now called the H3.

https://www.saris.com/product/h3
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 156,158
Posted By Jack Tone

I was really intrigued by the Tune laser pointer....

I was really intrigued by the Tune laser pointer. I'm super OCD about my stem alignment. Looked it up, and found a not quite glowing review. In the comments below was a great idea from Carl Sechrist....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 156,158
Posted By Jack Tone

What works best for me is putting a yard stick...

What works best for me is putting a yard stick across the dropouts. Might have to take the wheel off. Then I eyeball from the handlebars down to the yardstick.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Jack Tone

And I would hate to ask what the replacement...

And I would hate to ask what the replacement price was on the "cassette".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jack Tone

So true.....if you never have to slow down.

So true.....if you never have to slow down.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jack Tone

This. The fastest line is almost always the one...

This. The fastest line is almost always the one with the highest exit speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,222
Posted By Jack Tone

That's exactly why I love mine. Same road...

That's exactly why I love mine. Same road conditions out in the country. I can relax and ride where I want until it notifies me about a car, then I move to the right.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,411
Posted By Jack Tone

I had a nice experience this afternoon. Went for...

I had a nice experience this afternoon. Went for a ride on a bike that I hadn't used for Many years. Was several miles out of town when the back tire developed a bubble and shortly after blew. I made...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By Jack Tone

I've got bikes with 105, Ultegra, Dura Ace, and...

I've got bikes with 105, Ultegra, Dura Ace, and Ultegra Di2. Is Di2 great? Yeah! But would it change my decision on what bike to buy? Absolutely not. They all work SO well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,785
Posted By Jack Tone

Went for a group ride last weekend. Mixed group...

Went for a group ride last weekend. Mixed group of men and women and different abilities. Usually 15 to 16 average speed. Two racers showed up and decided we'd practice pace lines. Their choice was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 26,638
Posted By Jack Tone

I've been enjoying watching YouTube videos of...

I've been enjoying watching YouTube videos of people building "dream bikes" from frame up. The routing, cutting, and fitting hydraulic systems looks like a pain in the ass, but the bleeding, with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 26,638
Posted By Jack Tone

Absolutely! That's why when I get a new car, it's...

Absolutely! That's why when I get a new car, it's going to have drum brakes. I don't that new complicated stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,473
Posted By Jack Tone

The 3 tire inflation charts I just checked all...

The 3 tire inflation charts I just checked all recommended over 100 (rear tire) for a 200 lb. rider. More depending on the weight of the bike. 106 to 116 psi. I weigh around 210 and I usually run 95...
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