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Posted By rayooo

Wow, an ugly situation for sure. I'd have hoped...

Wow, an ugly situation for sure. I'd have hoped that a company, Canyon or whoever, at the very least instead of misleading you with incorrect information would have put the onus back on you to make...
07-10-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 962
Posted By rayooo

I've noticed over the ages that certain bike...

I've noticed over the ages that certain bike shorts slip different amounts (or slip very little) on specific seats to varying degrees. Sometimes what seems to be the same basic bike shorts fabric...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,748
Posted By rayooo

As I recall back... I believe most of the bikes...

As I recall back... I believe most of the bikes I've owned over the years were mostly Shimano groupsets... more by chance than me preferring Shimano.
Having said that, I've recently splurged...
06-28-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,970
Posted By rayooo

I've only ridden a fat-bike (Scott Big-Jon) a...

I've only ridden a fat-bike (Scott Big-Jon) a couple times, they have a fleet of 'em at a local Lodge/SPA we go to in the winter.

It was amazing fun riding them on trails and especially very rocky...
06-27-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By rayooo

In my own mind I've always separated overtraining...

In my own mind I've always separated overtraining from being injured. I often feel like I overtrain. For me, overtraining doesn't hurt in any specific area. I just don't have the full "go" I might...
06-26-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By rayooo

yes, as previously mentioned... be sure nothing...

yes, as previously mentioned... be sure nothing is seriously wrong... Doctor!

I occasionally run into this on a ride, stretching as also mentioned earlier during the ride... and doing neck...
Forum: Introductions
06-25-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By rayooo

welcome from another NJ rider!

welcome from another NJ rider!
06-23-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By rayooo

whenever I've replaced a chain.... too late.......

whenever I've replaced a chain.... too late.... I've had this issue, causing me to have to replace the cassette.

This has happened twice with two different bikes. Not that cassettes are all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By rayooo

Sounds like you're good-to-go as is! I've...

Sounds like you're good-to-go as is!
I've got a 2015 Domane that I love.. and I've updated the living daylights out of it. Always nice to do a bit of tweaking on the existing ride before...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,031
Posted By rayooo

I used an iPhone for several years exclusively as...

I used an iPhone for several years exclusively as the nav/trip device using MapMyRide and more recently Strava.
It did work well, but, I finally did get a dedicated GPS device... Wahoo Element Bolt....
06-16-19, 05:13 AM
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Views: 1,808
Posted By rayooo

Same here.. for a few years now, no problems.

Same here.. for a few years now, no problems.
06-13-19, 04:51 AM
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Views: 941
Posted By rayooo

I'd kept in reasonable physical shape starting in...

I'd kept in reasonable physical shape starting in my mid-20's, thankfully! ...with more than a few times over the years falling-off-the wagon for periods of time for various reasons.

One of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,351
Posted By rayooo

Ah, ah, life's conundrum yet again. I've...

Ah, ah, life's conundrum yet again. I've definitely "justified" spending $$ on all kinds of bike parts/pieces to save a few grams here and there. Sometimes even fairly substantial amounts.

No...
06-07-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,536
Posted By rayooo

Considering the very sizable amount of $$ I've...

Considering the very sizable amount of $$ I've pi$$ed away in my life at the ripe age of 66.... and I've been so very blessed to have it to pi$$ away. Spending $10k on a bike, considering all the...
05-31-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,411
Posted By rayooo

All I know is it takes me a matter of minutes...

All I know is it takes me a matter of minutes when in-the-garage sitting on a bucket. On the road, cars passing, in the grass.. it always seems to take longer (much sometimes) for some reason.
My...
05-18-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,306
Posted By rayooo

Always do.

Always do.
05-17-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By rayooo

Absolutely gorgeous! ENJOY!

Absolutely gorgeous! ENJOY!
05-14-19, 11:54 AM
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Views: 267
Posted By rayooo

The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor.....

'what a story....
https://news.wttw.com/2019/05/13/world-s-fastest-man-remembers-cyclist-marshall-major-taylor
Replies: 62
Views: 6,528
Posted By rayooo

Wow, sorry to hear this story! I've (so far)...

Wow, sorry to hear this story!

I've (so far) had good luck with Wiggle/Chain Reaction. When incorrect parts were sent, they promptly sent correct ones. However, I've not had to return anything...
05-14-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,769
Posted By rayooo

For me personally, it's a slight nose-down...

For me personally, it's a slight nose-down position that I've settled on. Pretty much just a trial and error approach got me where I am.

I do find that with nose up, on steep climbs, I have on...
05-12-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,965
Posted By rayooo

I've fallen a few times over the years since...

I've fallen a few times over the years since going clipless. Fortunately just a bit of road rash. As long as I'm paying attention it's all been good, only my own mental lapses have resulted in a...
05-10-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By rayooo

Same on mine (Ultegra) and it is possible to miss...

Same on mine (Ultegra) and it is possible to miss adjust things such that the low trim is virtually non existent. It took me awhile to get a proper setup, some trial-and-error. (ok many) I did...
05-10-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By rayooo

Sweet! Enjoy the miles.. as soon as it stops...

Sweet! Enjoy the miles.. as soon as it stops raining. :)
Forum: Foo
04-27-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By rayooo

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Cold again... If not for the early spring colors, it feels like late...
04-27-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By rayooo

I seem to recall urban-legend that stated yes,...

I seem to recall urban-legend that stated yes, frequent "emissions" helped reduce Prostate Cancer... I also think I read that there's no real scientific proof of this.

No matter what the case, ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,040
Posted By rayooo

I do generally in colder temps.... occasionally...

I do generally in colder temps.... occasionally when real hot out to help a little with sweat.
Forum: Introductions
04-24-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By rayooo

Welcome! I'm still new around here myself. It's...

Welcome! I'm still new around here myself. It's a great place for cyclists!
04-14-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 22,336
Posted By rayooo

I've been using the Finish Line Dry stuff for...

I've been using the Finish Line Dry stuff for awhile now. I only use WD40 for cleaning chain prior to re-lubing with the Finish Line- it's definitely less messy than some, seems to work fine.
04-13-19, 04:09 PM
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Views: 989
Posted By rayooo

Great looking bike for sure! enjoy and ride safe!

Great looking bike for sure! enjoy and ride safe!
04-12-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,578
Posted By rayooo

'tried padded shorts from time to time, no real...

'tried padded shorts from time to time, no real benefit, even on long rides. pad-less for me.
04-12-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,575
Posted By rayooo

Ha, Cool, thanks! I've got to remember this......

Ha, Cool, thanks! I've got to remember this... FAE! fundamental attribution error! I don't think I've done it yet today, but, there's still time! :)
04-12-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,575
Posted By rayooo

It's been my experience that, people who cycle-...

It's been my experience that, people who cycle- make mistakes, do stupid things, etc.etc. from time to time. Myself Included.... People in cars- make mistakes, do stupid things, etc.etc. from time...
04-12-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,379
Posted By rayooo

Fabric Line Shallow Pro for me, 'pretty...

Fabric Line Shallow Pro for me, 'pretty lightweight, firm but not hard, a bit expensive but the same model with metal rails is less so. (although a bit heavier)
04-12-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By rayooo

Speaking of a broken saddle.... I fell the...

Speaking of a broken saddle....
I fell the other day (own stupidity, no damage to me) but I heard a CRACK when landing.... I got up and found my saddle had cracked down the center (one of those...
04-09-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By rayooo

Exactly my experience as well, a little tweaking...

Exactly my experience as well, a little tweaking can eliminate all dragging. Obviously a warped rotor can cause a bit of dragging also, which can usually be eliminated or at least minimized also.
04-07-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By rayooo

No insects here.. Yet, in Northern NJ... but it...

No insects here.. Yet, in Northern NJ... but it was a wonderful day yesterday and today. Got a great ride in yesterday, 52mi around northwest NJ. Lots of gravel, potholes, cracks etc. to contend...
Forum: Introductions
04-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By rayooo

Welcome back! 'yesterday was finally a real...

Welcome back! 'yesterday was finally a real nice day here also! (New Jersey) Spring has sprung!
04-06-19, 07:25 PM
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Posted By rayooo

Absolutely! ...

Absolutely!

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,379
Posted By rayooo

I never thought about it much... until now... ...

I never thought about it much... until now...

I'm sloped.

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04-06-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By rayooo

I've been using my phone (iPhone) for years......

I've been using my phone (iPhone) for years... Map My Ride and more recently Strava. Both work quite well although I'm fully switched over the Strava now and like it.
'probably didn't need to but:...
04-06-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 76,102
Posted By rayooo

52.6 miles great weather today finally! ...

52.6 miles great weather today finally!
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/547x331/capture_62724a3badb56bde5eb455c79cbd3ab7f59a34ea.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,319
Posted By rayooo

Lots of Cycling and a little drinking... works...

Lots of Cycling and a little drinking... works for me,
04-03-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,081
Posted By rayooo

***e Greek fat free plain, 'goes pretty will on a...

***e Greek fat free plain, 'goes pretty will on a baked potato as a "fake" sour cream. Oikos Triple zero.. and Chobani now and then.
03-30-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By rayooo

55! wow fantastic! On both the weight loss and...

55! wow fantastic!
On both the weight loss and the new ride! (nice bike!) enjoy them both! :)
03-30-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By rayooo

I swear I've seen this somewhere over the...

I swear I've seen this somewhere over the years... I think on those single gear shore-bikes where ya sit straight up with the big bars and cruise around flat smooth roads near the beach. (Jersey...
03-30-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,913
Posted By rayooo

I'm a boomer! 'been riding for ages... I'm...

I'm a boomer! 'been riding for ages... I'm enjoying it more than ever over the last few years. Thankfully I've been blessed to remain bicycle-capable as the years pile on!
03-27-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By rayooo

Bontrager XXX available with 20mm setback.. if...

Bontrager XXX available with 20mm setback.. if that would work..., but it's crazy expensive.
03-25-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,515
Posted By rayooo

:) Beautiful! She's Queen of the Hill(s)!!

:) Beautiful! She's Queen of the Hill(s)!!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By rayooo

I always tighten the axle on my bikes with the...

I always tighten the axle on my bikes with the bike sitting on the floor and adding just a bit of weight with my hand prior to tightening. Otherwise if tightening on the stand, the axle/wheel...
03-20-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By rayooo

For me, only a few outside rides this winter in...

For me, only a few outside rides this winter in the Northeast US, those were mostly trail. I was able to do a lot of indoor work to keep as fit as possible thankfully.
Just the last week or two...
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