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08-06-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you both for your response. Frank.

Thank you both for your response.
Frank.
08-06-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By Helderberg

What is the general consensus about Marin flat bar bikes

Local shop has Marin and they look like a nice bike but I was wondering about any real time experience on them.
Thanks in advance, Frank.
08-05-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,470
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations. You done good. Thanks for...

Congratulations. You done good. Thanks for bringing us along on this journey and showing what this "hobby" is all about.
Be safe, Frank.
08-03-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,637
Posted By Helderberg

Another thing I am noticing is that the some of...

Another thing I am noticing is that the some of major bike lines, in more than I have noticed in the recent past, are not running a 50 chainring or only running it in the top end bikes. I know that...
07-31-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Helderberg

Sounds like a great way to start the day. Frank.

Sounds like a great way to start the day.
Frank.
07-31-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By Helderberg

Also 70 and I would think you could use a little...

Also 70 and I would think you could use a little less intensity. I ride, lift free weights, walk and have found I need to set days off, lower intensity, to recover. When I was pushing everyday I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By Helderberg

Whats called the "Dork disc" doesn't bother me...

Whats called the "Dork disc" doesn't bother me but the wheel reflectors went once I got the bike home. As far as real parts, the stem went after about 50 miles along with the saddle. A lot since then...
07-27-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By Helderberg

Funny you should post that. I was thinking the...

Funny you should post that. I was thinking the same thing.
Thanks, Frank.
07-27-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By Helderberg

You got this!

On a ride today after not being out in about 6 days so I wanted to get at least 15 in. I decided to ride my compass route, obviously N-S-E-W, which gets me about 7.6 so I was going to do it twice....
07-26-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By Helderberg

You know I enjoyed you reporting and photos....

You know I enjoyed you reporting and photos. Thank you and very happy you had a safe trip and fairly good weather.
Frank.
07-25-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By Helderberg

So cool to see this. The mountains in the...

So cool to see this. The mountains in the distance, I tell people here in NC that that is something I miss about NY and there they are. Thank you for sharing your trip.
Frank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,620
Posted By Helderberg

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07-25-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By Helderberg

Again, making me very homesick. The wife and I...

Again, making me very homesick. The wife and I would drive down and go to the shops and stop for lunch. Beautiful country and great photos.
Thanks, Frank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Helderberg

I have to be honest, that "Something Shiny" sure...

I have to be honest, that "Something Shiny" sure makes this a difficult decision to make on pure logic. I will take your advice seriously.
Thanks, Frank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Helderberg

canklecat, I have to admit that the neck and...

canklecat, I have to admit that the neck and shoulder thing is starting to be a consideration as of late. I have narrowed my bars and that has helped but when I get up to around an hour + on a ride I...
07-24-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By Helderberg

I have been through some of those exact places in...

I have been through some of those exact places in my younger days with my family. Again, makes me homesick in a big way. Love the shot of the old country road and the monuments. Looks like you are...
07-24-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By Helderberg

You are making me homesick with the shot of the...

You are making me homesick with the shot of the distant mountains. Originally from the Albany area and our youngest daughter graduated from Plattsburgh so we spent four years driving to the area. Be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all. Are there better, less aggressive...

Thank you all. Are there better, less aggressive geometry wise, models of bike? I have read that, in the Cannondale line for instance, the Synapse is a less aggressive design than say the EVO. Am I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Helderberg

Been leaning that way but my memories of my old...

Been leaning that way but my memories of my old Columbia road bike, back in the 80's, have had a real pull on my mind.
Thanks, Frank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Helderberg

In need of advice.

I am riding a Cannondale Quick 3 and 7 due to a back surgery a few years ago. I would like to move to a road bike but not a model with an aggressive geometry. I would like to stay with Cannondale but...
07-21-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By Helderberg

Strava vs Garmin.

I have been using the free version of Strava for over a year now but have been thinking of getting a Garmin dedicated bike computer. I don't go outside the surrounding areas and have no interest to...
07-20-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By Helderberg

In my case I am definitely a medium on paper but...

In my case I am definitely a medium on paper but ride a large. The standover is exactly how you describe but I am very comfortable for my body on a large. I did swap the stem for a shorter piece with...
07-19-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By Helderberg

Did a mear 11.4 miles yesterday with temp at 97*,...

Did a mear 11.4 miles yesterday with temp at 97*, heat index 111*, so I did not make the 15 I was shooting for. I like the heat for rides but the humidity here is brutal. My 70 year old body just...
07-18-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,083
Posted By Helderberg

This is good advice but the reason I was running...

This is good advice but the reason I was running the phone on "battery saver mode" was more about me being an old tightwad and less about actually saving the battery charge. I am going to look into a...
07-18-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,083
Posted By Helderberg

Strava is a free app that you can load to your...

Strava is a free app that you can load to your smart phone and pc that allows you to track your rides. There is also a subscription version that offers more options. I like it as it allows what I am...
07-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By Helderberg

Before anything I would get some time on the bike...

Before anything I would get some time on the bike to see what that inch is going to feel like with your level of flexibility and fitness. I am supposed to ride a medium in the Quick line and bought a...
07-17-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By Helderberg

I am also 70 and got back on a bike about 2 1/2...

I am also 70 and got back on a bike about 2 1/2 years ago. What I found was that as I rode I became stronger and, with the addition of some moderate stretching and exercise, I had changed my body...
07-16-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,433
Posted By Helderberg

I ride a Cannondale Quick 3 and that was a...

I ride a Cannondale Quick 3 and that was a decision between a Giant Escape 2. The Giant felt too cramped to my taste so I got the Cannondale. I would suggest a test ride on the Giant and see what you...
07-15-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks, found it. I had only been able to pull up...

Thanks, found it. I had only been able to pull up the 2019 models. I also hope the 2 & 1 are added. Over all a nice bike.
Frank.
07-15-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By Helderberg

I liked it but the cockpit was too cramped for...

I liked it but the cockpit was too cramped for me. Hate to see it go if it has been replaced as I have recommended it to a few of my friends. Will have to see if they do add it to their site later....
07-15-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By Helderberg

Giant 2020

Has the Escape line been replaced with the Cross City line? The only Escape models I can find on the Giant site are 2019.
Frank.
07-14-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,637
Posted By Helderberg

I posted earlier but I was remiss for not...

I posted earlier but I was remiss for not including that this forum is not real supportive of Cannondale Quick models. Very few of us here but do not read this as I feel the other brands are not...
07-13-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,637
Posted By Helderberg

I can only speak to the Quick line as I do not...

I can only speak to the Quick line as I do not ride any other brands. I first bought a Quick 7 and after a few months I wanted more of a road bike flat bar and bought a 3. If I had to do it over...
07-11-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By Helderberg

After reading the previous posts I decided to...

After reading the previous posts I decided to look into the width of my bars in respect to my shoulder width. I tried moving my hands inward in differing amounts. Found that I felt better with my...
07-08-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By Helderberg

I ride Cannondale Quick but around here the big...

I ride Cannondale Quick but around here the big names are Trek, Specialized, and Giant. From what I have found the equivalent models across the lines of the big names can be fairly close with regards...
07-07-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,214
Posted By Helderberg

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I try to look at this way at 70 years old. I will take...
07-04-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By Helderberg

I bought an adjustable that was good but not the...

I bought an adjustable that was good but not the best. When I found what angle I wanted I replaced it with a one piece. The adjustable was a solid piece but I like the idea of a solid piece securing...
07-02-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By Helderberg

Before you cut the bar or spend money on lock on...

Before you cut the bar or spend money on lock on grips why not use the brake lock rings as a stop point? Slide the grips out to the outermost placement move your brake rings out to touch as a stop...
07-01-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks. I will let you know what an "Epic...

Thanks. I will let you know what an "Epic Ride"feels like when I have one. :lol:
Be safe all, Frank.
07-01-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,090
Posted By Helderberg

Made a huge beginners mistake today.

Was riding in my community today where the speed limit is 25 mph. I ride here all the time and have established a real false sense of security as the traffic is light during the day and usually slow....
06-30-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167
Posted By Helderberg

Just a nice ride.

Went out yesterday with the idea of just getting in a few miles as it was 97* and very humid. I have four segments laid out on my Strava but decided to not get into that mindset and just have a nice...
06-27-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,849
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks all. Frank.

Thanks all.
Frank.
06-27-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By Helderberg

It's been my experience that if you get a used...

It's been my experience that if you get a used bike off Craigslist of instance, you will need to have it tuned up and if you buy a cheep bike from lets say Walmart you will need to have it tuned up....
06-27-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,749
Posted By Helderberg

There are photos of me at what looks like 5 years...

There are photos of me at what looks like 5 years old, 1953, on a two wheeler with training wheels. I don't remember the bike that came next but I did inherit an "English" three speed bike from the...
06-25-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,148
Posted By Helderberg

As a plumbing contractor I worked a lot of new...

As a plumbing contractor I worked a lot of new construction early in my career. 10* to 90* days were the common winter and summer temps. As I got older less new and more remodeling and service work....
06-24-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,083
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks all for the responses. Had it out...

Thanks all for the responses. Had it out yesterday and after changing the battery setting from saver mode it is working again. I crashed my phone last week, user error, and when I got it back I...
06-22-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,849
Posted By Helderberg

Riding shorts?

How many of the posters here wear padded riding shorts? I see this mentioned all the time in the road biking forums across the internet but was wondering if anyone riding a Hybrid believes they are...
06-21-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,083
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all for your responses. I did have it...

Thank you all for your responses. I did have it on the battery saver mode and have since shut it off. I did a small round the block ride and it seems to have cured the issue.
Thanks again, Frank.
06-21-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,083
Posted By Helderberg

Darn Strava.

Went out for a ride earlier this week and was out to set a new PB for a segment on my Strava. Got home after the ride and found the only thing recorded was a straight line. Checked the settings and...
06-18-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,596
Posted By Helderberg

Go and get some seat time on each of the bikes....

Go and get some seat time on each of the bikes. They are going to be about the same quality of components but the frame/fit is what is going to keep you on or off the bike in the long run.
Frank.
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