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09-26-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,162
Posted By philbob57

I've got an operational Cateye Solar with 2...

I've got an operational Cateye Solar with 2 mounts and cadence sensor, a Palm Pilot 3, and - someplace in our apartment - some core memory (magnetic donuts with wiring) as used in early IBM 360s.
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09-26-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By philbob57

When I returned to cycling as an adult 48 years...

When I returned to cycling as an adult 48 years ago I was in decent shape, but the first rides were shorter than I expected and extremely difficult. My legs were in decent shape for long walks, not...
09-25-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By philbob57

If 2 gauges agree, why not believe them? Why...

If 2 gauges agree, why not believe them? Why believe the one that is the outlier?
09-20-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By philbob57

They're not still doping?

They're not still doping?
09-20-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By philbob57

What is the actual problem?

What is the actual problem?
09-19-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By philbob57

I'm sorry for your loss.

I'm sorry for your loss.
09-19-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 935
Posted By philbob57

Major Taylor. Lon Haldeman. Susan Notorangelo. I...

Major Taylor. Lon Haldeman. Susan Notorangelo. I get those names without ever being much of a fan of bike racing. The Tour de France isn't the only bike race. Bike racing was much bigger in the US ...
09-17-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By philbob57

As for a recommendation, the OP asked for a...

As for a recommendation, the OP asked for a 'value' wheel, which indicates a limited budget. That, in turn, indicates a probable unwillingness to replace a rear wheel that is functioning well. A...
09-16-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By philbob57

Is there a problem with mismatched wheels or...

Is there a problem with mismatched wheels or similar size? Isn't the point of a bike to be ridden?
09-16-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,838
Posted By philbob57

Actually, if you finance a purchase, the cost of...

Actually, if you finance a purchase, the cost of financing almost always makes the purchase more expensive, even if it seems 'more affordable.' Most lenders want to get rich from lending.

Given...
09-14-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By philbob57

Mine sure does. If yours doesn't, wow!

Mine sure does. If yours doesn't, wow!
09-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By philbob57

How do you get knee warmers to stay in place?

How do you get knee warmers to stay in place?
09-13-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25,525
Views: 2,524,794
Posted By philbob57

22 miles, sunny, more wind than I like, needed a...

22 miles, sunny, more wind than I like, needed a long sleeve jersey over my short sleeve jersey to be marginally comfortable in high 60s. I used to prefer cooler weather, and I wish I still did. I've...
09-11-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By philbob57

I'm really surprised those were sold at an...

I'm really surprised those were sold at an eroica. I thought they forbid so-called clipless pedals, and thos hole look exactly like they are for 'clipless' road cleats. Without clips, I think they'd...
09-11-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,024
Posted By philbob57

It may be that you'd be better off taking the...

It may be that you'd be better off taking the energy you'd put into building a bike and putting it into more riding. The more you climb these hills, the lower your HR and respiration will be at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By philbob57

Check out the East Coast Greenway. I know only a...

Check out the East Coast Greenway. I know only a minuscule part of it, but it looks like it may be very ggod. They were planning an NYC-Phily ride for 2020, but something interfered with it....
09-06-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25,525
Views: 2,524,794
Posted By philbob57

I rode 23+ miles yesterday in warm, sunny, windy...

I rode 23+ miles yesterday in warm, sunny, windy weather. Apparently 15-20 mph mainly from the N and W as I was riding N & W. I'm just not a fan of wind.... Glad I rode, though. Winds seem to be...
09-06-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By philbob57

6, 7, and 8 speed systems use the same chain. You...

6, 7, and 8 speed systems use the same chain. You can also use the 6-8 speed chain on a 5 speed cog. Some people recommend using 9 speed chains. I've been biking a long time, and I liked the...
09-05-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By philbob57

That was sort of my experience. I used a Suntour...

That was sort of my experience. I used a Suntour V-GT for about a year for indexed 7-speed shifting. It would miss a shift every so often, but the missed shift was unpredictable. Sometimes the miss...
09-05-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,113
Posted By philbob57

Seat height looks better. I strongly recommend...

Seat height looks better. I strongly recommend training yourself to rid with some bend in your elbows. With a bend, they're like springs. Without the bend, they just transmit surface irregularities...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By philbob57

Call or email Bob Jackson or Mercian. Order...

Call or email Bob Jackson or Mercian. Order bespoke bike. Travel to England. Ride in the UK, perhaps where the distill malt whisky (whiskey?). To stay within $2,000, you might have to bring a set of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19,633
Views: 4,180,861
Posted By philbob57

Some people report successful index shifting with...

Some people report successful index shifting with old Suntour ders and Shimano freewheels and shifters,. Maybe 90% of my shifts on the road were fine, and they all worked on the stand. The failed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19,633
Views: 4,180,861
Posted By philbob57

I never could get my Suntour V-GT to shift...

I never could get my Suntour V-GT to shift reliably with 7 speed indexed shifters. On 5 rides with a Microshift R47, every shift has been perfect. https://www.microshift.com/en/product/rd-r47-rd-r47s/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 685
Posted By philbob57

Oh, my. I never thought that shins were at risk....

Oh, my. I never thought that shins were at risk. My DMR V12s always hit me in a calf.:) Mine draw blood once every 1,000-1,500 miles.

I agree on the shoes. Five Ten is the brand that springs to my...
09-01-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By philbob57

The nice thing about 'standard' pedals is that...

The nice thing about 'standard' pedals is that you can move your foot around to find a (relatively) pain-free orientation. You're foot placement is much more limited with clips.

I think riding...
09-01-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By philbob57

The toe clips and straps hold your feet on the...

The toe clips and straps hold your feet on the pedals, so whatever energy you use to keep your feet on the pedals will be saved; that increases efficiency and reduces fatigue.

They don't fit onto...
09-01-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 937
Posted By philbob57

I'm glad you weren't hurt physically. I'm also...

I'm glad you weren't hurt physically. I'm also glad your bike is OK. If your riding style was good, I hope you get back on your bike. If it isn't good ... I hope you correct yourself and get back on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By philbob57

The hub widths are 100 mm for front and...

The hub widths are 100 mm for front and 120-125-130-135 for rear, depending on the age and type of bike you're dealing with. The axles are almost always longer, because the axles have to fit into the...
08-31-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25,525
Views: 2,524,794
Posted By philbob57

25+ miles on both 8/29 and 8/31. Very windy. On...

25+ miles on both 8/29 and 8/31. Very windy. On the 29th, it was uphill and against the wind on the way out, and downhill with the wind back. Today it was uphill with the wind at my back on the way...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By philbob57

Was it Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance...

Was it Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance that talked about the tennis teacher who had students aim out of the court, saying, finally, something like, 'Now you know how to aim the tennis ball,...
08-30-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By philbob57

I agree - flat pedals give me the ability to move...

I agree - flat pedals give me the ability to move foot to wherever it doesn't hurt which has been the solution to my knee pain (arthritis, but not bad enough to go through TKR). Five Ten shoes or...
08-30-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By philbob57

I get NBCSN via Sling TV - which wouldn't accept...

I get NBCSN via Sling TV - which wouldn't accept any logins until late in the race today.
08-29-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,905
Posted By philbob57

8/5 - 10 8/7 - 15 8/9 - 16 8/11 - 21 8/13...

8/5 - 10
8/7 - 15
8/9 - 16
8/11 - 21
8/13 - 19
8/16 - 25
8/18 - 7 (with son and 10 year old grandson)
8/19 - 16 (with son)
8/21 - 16 (with son, ride cut short by crash )
8/25 - 15 (with son)
08-29-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By philbob57

What do you mean by 'chemically'? I just finished...

What do you mean by 'chemically'? I just finished Christophe Bassons' book, so I suspect doping.

I agree that they are amazing athletes, dope or no dope. I'd prefer no dope, and I wish I could be...
08-29-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By philbob57

I think it's valid to say something like, 'You...

I think it's valid to say something like, 'You can have higher confidence that you'll be happy with a tire that gets high praise from the cycling community,' but better off?

Not necessarily. Some...
08-29-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By philbob57

The question that springs to my mind is, 'Are the...

The question that springs to my mind is, 'Are the Trionfos that were sold still in use?' As pointed out above, not a whole lot of Novaras were sold, and only a portion of those were Trionfos. The...
08-28-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,295
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations! I'm a bit confused, though...

Congratulations!

I'm a bit confused, though ... you actually got married before you started living together? :)
08-28-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,638
Posted By philbob57

I don't think anyone mentioned a bike co-op...

I don't think anyone mentioned a bike co-op above, but I'm exhausted from a 12 day visit from son and GS, so I might have missed it. In any case, many locales have 'bike co-ops' where you can, in...
08-28-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By philbob57

That is a beautiful bike! GLWS

That is a beautiful bike! GLWS
08-27-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By philbob57

C o o l ! (1000th ride, that is.)

C o o l ! (1000th ride, that is.)
08-27-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25,525
Views: 2,524,794
Posted By philbob57

!6 miles with son. Last time for a long time,...

!6 miles with son. Last time for a long time, alas - he and GS are going home tomorrow. Hot - nope - very hot, and humid to boot.
08-26-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By philbob57

For a diamond frame, the relationship between CTC...

For a diamond frame, the relationship between CTC and CTT is pretty constant. For English and Italian frames with standard OD tubes, 56 CM CTC is 57+ CM CTT, 56 CM CTT is 54+ CTC, etc. The numbers...
08-25-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By philbob57

I like a thin pad. When I tried the Aerotech...

I like a thin pad. When I tried the Aerotech Pros, one of the pad's seams hit me exactly in a saddle sore. I went with Boure's Classic shorts and recommend them highly. Twice the cost and more than...
08-25-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25,525
Views: 2,524,794
Posted By philbob57

Rode another 15+ miles with son, first ride after...

Rode another 15+ miles with son, first ride after crashing. No problems.

I have a new rear derailleur (Microshift R47S) that finally gave me my first whole ride with reliable 7-speed indexed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By philbob57

The 101mm front dropout spacing weems correct for...

The 101mm front dropout spacing weems correct for 100mm hubs. I'd expect 131mm rear dropout spacing, but I'm a C & V guy - 120mm rear hubs into a 121mm space, or 125mm rear hubs into a 126mm space,...
08-24-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By philbob57

Phones do this now. It's just that phones'...

Phones do this now. It's just that phones' battery charge won't last long enough for all rides, and some phones aren't all that visible in strong sunlight, and mounts may not be all that great. And...
08-24-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By philbob57

I've got a Suntour Ultra-6 14-16-18-20-23-26, if...

I've got a Suntour Ultra-6 14-16-18-20-23-26, if that's of interest.
08-23-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By philbob57

I don't get the fascination with the Garmin 25....

I don't get the fascination with the Garmin 25. It's a few years old; it's discontinued; it's battery charge didn't last long. ebay prices tend to be above the original retail price.... The Lezyne...
08-21-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25,525
Views: 2,524,794
Posted By philbob57

15+ ride with my son, for the 2nd time in 3...

15+ ride with my son, for the 2nd time in 3 days.He ran into me at a stop sign and we went down. We both had some scratches and I bumped my knee, so We lengthened our luch break, and I shortened the...
08-19-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,353
Posted By philbob57

I could be wrong, but my understanding is that...

I could be wrong, but my understanding is that lugs aimed to provide some frame integrity even if the brazing wasn't top notch. I love my lugged 531 frame, but the real opportunity for connecting...
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