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11-11-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,952
Posted By billonmidwatch

I'm enjoying this thread. My 10 year old has...

I'm enjoying this thread. My 10 year old has outgrown his 24 inch wheels bike. We inherited an old 26 inch Diamondback (size S?) which is just a little too big and the cranks are too long, but it has...
11-13-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,705
Posted By billonmidwatch

412cycle, how'd it work out? Sorry if this...

412cycle, how'd it work out?

Sorry if this is a new question, but I'm new too. I have a choice between two borrowed bikes.

I'm 5'10". I have two road bikes which fit me well, a newish 55cm...
10-15-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7,323
Views: 1,915,121
Posted By billonmidwatch

Got ya. Good point, thanks.

Got ya. Good point, thanks.
10-14-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7,323
Views: 1,915,121
Posted By billonmidwatch

I have an '85 Italian classic steel Frugeri...

I have an '85 Italian classic steel Frugeri (small town shop 25 miles west of Milan). Sig. Ottaviano Frugeri is an old friend of Sig. Ernesto Colnago and my frame was built by one of their...
10-13-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By billonmidwatch

Have you used Sram before? I like Sram. Rival...

Have you used Sram before? I like Sram. Rival is their less expensive group, but it's still very good, like Shimano 105, in my opinion. You can probably use your front derailleur. You can find a...
10-07-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,425
Posted By billonmidwatch

+1 tutti bella, grazie!

+1 tutti bella, grazie!
11-18-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,306
Posted By billonmidwatch

Finish Line Teflon-Plus Dry Lube Squeeze Bottle. ...

Finish Line Teflon-Plus Dry Lube Squeeze Bottle.
They say: The industry's original "dry" bicycle lubricant.
Price: 4oz at Performance $8.
My review: I've used this with good results.

DuPont...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-09, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By billonmidwatch

Active.com fees are expensive!

Anybody else bothered by their Ticketmaster monopoly pricing?

I mean yeah I get it, it's capitalism and I don't fault anyone for making a profit, but 8%, 10%, 12% for pushing a few bits and...
Forum: Commuting
12-25-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,933
Posted By billonmidwatch

Y'all are shaming me into going for a ride. Here...

Y'all are shaming me into going for a ride. Here in Atlanta we rarely get snow -- once or twice a winter, 1 to 3 inches, lasts for 1 to 2 days -- and low temps are in the 20's F for a few days, then...
11-05-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,241
Posted By billonmidwatch

To keep my feet warm: 1. regulate core body temp...

To keep my feet warm: 1. regulate core body temp by wearing enough layers and then unzipping as needed, 2. wear a hat, helment liner down to 35F, balaclava below 35F, 3. wool socks in, toe covers...
Forum: Triathlon
10-17-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,693
Posted By billonmidwatch

Unless you're in the top 10% of your age group,...

Unless you're in the top 10% of your age group, $10K + is too much for a tri bike. In my opinion, yes, you will look like a poser/tool/fred. Nothing I like more than passing $9000 bikes on my $2000...
10-16-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,509
Posted By billonmidwatch

+1 lol!

+1 lol!
Forum: Triathlon
07-12-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 45,104
Posted By billonmidwatch

What chain rings do you have? 52/42? A possible...

What chain rings do you have? 52/42? A possible upgrade, possibly inexpensive, possibly weight-saving, would be your crank. Look for a 53/39.

Next buy a 54 to replace the 53, and train,...
07-12-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,940
Posted By billonmidwatch

+1 What's her name? Has anyone found anything...

+1 What's her name? Has anyone found anything on her? Mr Skin?
Forum: Triathlon
06-18-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 45,493
Posted By billonmidwatch

Congratulations on discoverying road bike riding!...

Congratulations on discoverying road bike riding! Perhaps you've done it by now, but you definitely need the bike adjusted by an expert at a local bike shop. They will "fit" the bike to you by...
Forum: Triathlon
06-14-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By billonmidwatch

1. You have a good high base level of fitness. ...

1. You have a good high base level of fitness. "I feel really comfortable in every other open water swim" this is a good mantra to replay in your head. When the going gets tough, tell yourself...
Forum: Touring
05-29-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By billonmidwatch

Ponte Vedra to Daytona, FL advice needed

Next week I'm riding through Jax, to Ponte Vedra, then continuing to Daytona. I'm planning to take A1A.

My previous experience of Florida in the summer is to expect brief, maybe intense,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By billonmidwatch

Rocket7 shoes customer service non response

I sent my Rocket7 shoes back to the company, with proper return authorization, in October. I had some correspondence with them in December clairifying the details of the repairs I wanted. I haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By billonmidwatch

Speedplay cleats on Sidi Genius 5 shoes

Are there any tricks or tips for mounting Speedplay cleats on Sidi Genius 5 shoes?

I have Speedplays, and I'm about to buy Sidi Genius 5 shoes, and I want to know if this combination will be...
Forum: Triathlon
08-22-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By billonmidwatch

If you're concerned about tranisitions, practice...

If you're concerned about tranisitions, practice your transitions. It feels silly, but it pays off. It takes 10+ hours of workouts to trim 30 seconds off the swim, or bike, or run, but only 1 hour...
07-15-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,682
Posted By billonmidwatch

"i've learned something about some mixed drink...

"i've learned something about some mixed drink and a bartender and hot chicks shimmying their booties, but even though i gaze at the commercial every time it's on i still cannot tell you the product"...
07-14-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By billonmidwatch

Here's a look at the Bikes of the Tour ...

Here's a look at the Bikes of the Tour
http://www.bicycling.com/tourdefrance/tourbikes/1.html

I noticed it seemed like a lot of the bikes in the Tour have white handlebar tape. From these photos...
Forum: Touring
07-02-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By billonmidwatch

The most important thing you need to know is to...

The most important thing you need to know is to not miss Eastern North Carolina barbeque. Smoked, chopped pork in vinegar and pepper sauce. Mmmm, yum!

There are many, many places to get it. ...
Forum: Touring
06-24-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By billonmidwatch

I suggest contacting a bike shop near where...

I suggest contacting a bike shop near where you're renting the car.

Just curious, in what part of Italy are you touring? I'm jealous.

Bill
Forum: Touring
06-24-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,135
Posted By billonmidwatch

I found the answer. At the Maryland Department...

I found the answer. At the Maryland Department of Transportation website one can easily order a free bicycling map. Also at the Virginia Department of Transportation website one can easily order a...
Forum: Touring
06-18-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,135
Posted By billonmidwatch

best route between Annapolis and Washington, DC?

Does anyone have any recommendations for the best route between Annapolis and Washington, DC?

I'll take zig-zagging through suburbia over dodging high speed traffic.

Thanks,
Bill
Forum: Touring
06-18-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By billonmidwatch

+1 I recommend finding a vacation house...

+1

I recommend finding a vacation house near Lago Maggiore. You can go on an overnight trip from there to
Milano. You can go on many day trips from there, what ever terrain you prefer -...
Forum: Southeast
06-10-08, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By billonmidwatch

best route from Annapolis to Washington, DC?

My daughter and I are cycling from Baltimore to Charlottesville, via Annapolis, DC, and the Skyline Drive. Any suggestions on the Annapolis to DC leg?

Bill
Forum: Touring
06-10-08, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By billonmidwatch

I flew Delta with a 56cm frame in a 62" box

It's not for everyone, but I flew Delta with a 56cm frame in a "62 inch" box, well actually two 65 inch boxes. I was going to a century ride in Florida. Both cardboard boxes were the size to hold...
Forum: Triathlon
02-17-08, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By billonmidwatch

your fastest race, or race pacing with heart rate monitor

Is it really this simple? Once you've trained, eaten, got your gear, got a good nights sleep, and you're at the starting line, there's only one race strategy which will result in your theorectical...
Forum: Touring
02-05-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By billonmidwatch

Godspeed Sheldon

Thank you Sheldon Brown. I've used your webpages and read your posts many times. You've helped me tremendously. I'm sure you're now cruising with old friends, smooth payment, fair skies, a tail wind,...
Forum: Southeast
01-31-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,351
Posted By billonmidwatch

Amtrak to Anniston, Silver Comet to Atlanta, camping?

As a warmup, shakedown cruise, prior to our spring cycling tour, we're considering taking Amtrak from Atlanta to Anniston, AL and riding the Silver Coment trail back. Has anyone done this? Is...
Forum: Touring
01-31-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By billonmidwatch

newbie's Skyline Drive to DC tour, ideas?

I'm planning a cycling tour from Charlottesville to Washington DC, via Skyline Drive, for a week this summer. From Front Royal, would you recommend going to a) Harpers Ferry and taking the C&O canal...
Forum: Southeast
01-31-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By billonmidwatch

Skyline Drive to DC route recommendations?

I'm planning a cycling tour from Charlottesville to Washington DC, via Skyline Drive, for a week this summer. From Front Royal, would you recommend going to a) Harpers Ferry and taking the C&O canal...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By billonmidwatch

I have a week to spend with my 16 year old...

I have a week to spend with my 16 year old daughter, and we're considering either: a) RAGBRAI or b) our own do-it-yourself week long bike tour (probably in the South or East). I'm hoping to...
12-15-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By billonmidwatch

I mis-placed my HR monitor strap, but did my...

I mis-placed my HR monitor strap, but did my usual 40 minute spin on the rollers anyway. Without the HR monitor, I used RPE, and the usual combination of gearing and cadence. What is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-07, 12:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,838
Posted By billonmidwatch

I've got a pair of Vuelta Team SL's. Officially...

I've got a pair of Vuelta Team SL's. Officially 1533g, (I didn't weigh them myself), came with rim strips, $270 and change. Found them on ebay, ordered from their website, arrived when they said...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-07, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By billonmidwatch

Note added alphabets for reference. +1 for...

Note added alphabets for reference.

+1 for A. B. C. D.

Another option 30 minutes on rollers.

I disagree on E. Yes, 5 min ramp up, then jump on it, 20 min interval at threshold (did you say...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-07, 11:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,158
Posted By billonmidwatch

She's a keeper. Go with her to the mall, hold...

She's a keeper. Go with her to the mall, hold her purse while she trys on some clothes. Tell her she's a keeper.
11-11-07, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By billonmidwatch

[QUOTE=werksmini;5594724] On the Fio (total...

[QUOTE=werksmini;5594724]
On the Fio (total hodge podge)
-7 speed rear cassette with campy downtube shifters
-Record 10 Speed FD, Chorus BB and Crankset
-7 or 8 speed unknown RD campy
-Old...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-07, 11:40 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 44,482
Posted By billonmidwatch

Here's my build, ready to go. First long ride...

Here's my build, ready to go. First long ride tomorrow.
Easton EC90 SLX fork and bars, Ritchey WCS stem, Vuelta Team SL wheels, Speedplay Ti pedals,
Cane Creek 200sl brakes (lighter than SRAM),...
11-09-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,325
Posted By billonmidwatch

Thanks! Yeah, I agree. I failed to mention I've...

Thanks! Yeah, I agree. I failed to mention I've done a couple of century rides, and as you said, most do not know how to ride a paceline. My upcoming ride is not a huge event (not thousands, but...
11-08-07, 11:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,325
Posted By billonmidwatch

how to ride my fastest metric century

I'm in a metric century next weekend on a flat course in Florida. My usual weekend rides this summer have been 40 to 60 miles, plus a 20 mile ride during the week, on rolling hills. My cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 44,482
Posted By billonmidwatch

got mine today

Congrats Jay! Did you ride it yet?
I got mine today, with Sram Force. Mine may look a lot like yours, carbon levers, carbon cranks, carbon cages. I'm thinking of adding some color, just a little...
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