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09-30-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 466
Posted By Phil_gretz

Answer two questions first: (1) Do you...

Answer two questions first:

(1) Do you already have shoes that you use for riding, or do you intend to buy shoes to accompany your chosen pedal?

(2) How do you envision your rides to be,...
09-30-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By 70sSanO

Good job! The mix-n-match spacer/washer is a...

Good job!

The mix-n-match spacer/washer is a good way to go. The key is to get the 1st position cog as close the the DS dropout without the chain rubbing on it. This minimizes the amount of...
09-30-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By 63rickert

The downside of pudendal neuralgia would be a...

The downside of pudendal neuralgia would be a lifetime of celibacy and adult diapers. This forum may not be the best place to seek medical advice.

Have you seen a neurologist? Has a nerve...
09-29-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 343
Posted By dedhed

Technically it's in the shifter, not the...

Technically it's in the shifter, not the derailleur.
09-29-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Tomm Willians

Attempting my first Century tomorrow and doing it solo.

I’ve been training to do a century for a few months now and did 75 miles just a few days ago. I was feeling strong enough to do another 25 but was completely out of food and low on water so did the...
09-29-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 675
Posted By jadocs

Or you can adjust trainer difficulty setting to...

Or you can adjust trainer difficulty setting to replicate a different gear range. Power required to get up the mountain remains the same, it just get's spread out differently.
09-29-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 270
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, commonly used to mount the shifters on...

Yes, commonly used to mount the shifters on triathlon-type aero handlebars.



If the adapters fit on your frame's shifter bracket, it could work.
09-28-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 675
Posted By Danhedonia

Kickr Core. So: direct-drive. Yes, the...

Kickr Core. So: direct-drive.

Yes, the frame is carbon and a steel fork. It is real. Also, your couplet rhymes like you are Illmatic.

Thomas15 thanks. I ... just don't like riding with...
09-28-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By MinnMan

This belongs in the "Indoor and Stationary"...

This belongs in the "Indoor and Stationary" subforum that resides at the top of the "Road" forum. You can ask the mods to move it there, you'll get more responses.

I assume by "Kurt" sensor you...
09-28-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

https://www.quora.com/Why-would-back-wheel-spokes-...

https://www.quora.com/Why-would-back-wheel-spokes-keep-breaking-spokes-bicycles/answer/Drew-Eckhardt

The spoke elbows have high stress from the forming operation because parts were never taken...
09-28-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 270
Posted By JohnDThompson

Those appear to be SIS (indexed shifter) mounting...

Those appear to be SIS (indexed shifter) mounting pieces. They could allow you to mount Shimano SIS shifters, which could work in friction-mode with your SunTour derailleurs.
09-28-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 636
Posted By AndrewJB

So, the rest of the story...My brother got that...

So, the rest of the story...My brother got that bike for Christmas 1962, that was a big deal for a Christmas gift in those days for our family. He was a typical older brother that always enjoyed...
09-28-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 636
Posted By Rage

I have had many bikes stolen but the one that...

I have had many bikes stolen but the one that stung the most was this fixie conversion I’d done myself for sixty five bucks and a lot of pulls out of my take-offs bin. An old Bridgestone touring...
09-27-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 675
Posted By Danhedonia

Are frames important for a training bike?

I got a Wahoo Kickr last year, haven't even unboxed it yet but got the garage space cleared/prepped. Going to look for a training bike to place on it (don't want to use my bikes I ride outside).
...
09-25-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By indyfabz

You have my sympathies. :D

You have my sympathies. :D
09-25-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 130,007
Posted By Troul

100.9 miles

100.9 miles
09-25-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 983
Posted By phughes

This is probably not the best place to look for...

This is probably not the best place to look for an attorney.
09-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Gary in NJ

LBS for the Win

My neighbors own a great bike ship in the heart of Clinton NJ. I stopped in there a few months ago and told them I was looking for a new bike. We discussed the different bikes they carry and agreed...
09-24-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 807
Posted By livedarklions

There is no normal, there's what works for you. ...

There is no normal, there's what works for you. Nothing in the motor is standard issue so we all have to figure out our own strengths and weaknesses. And strengthen the weak parts where we can.
...
09-24-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 807
Posted By Gary in NJ

Warren & Hunterdon Counties. It’s nothing but...

Warren & Hunterdon Counties. It’s nothing but hills here.
09-23-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 807
Posted By Koyote

Gary in NJ : Sounds like you are doing fine. ...

Gary in NJ : Sounds like you are doing fine.

For short steep climbs (worst I've done is 37% for a couple hundred feet), I will stand up and power my way to the top. For long moderate climbs (some...
09-23-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,581
Posted By Troul

going to be more aggressive this year during the...

going to be more aggressive this year during the fall season as I am picking up attire that should ideally help with the cold & moderate wetness. Once it starts snowing, I'll be rerouted indoors.
09-23-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,581
Posted By OldTryGuy

SERIOUSLY >>> moved from NJ to FL in 1986. :D...

SERIOUSLY >>> moved from NJ to FL in 1986. :D Things were awesome until Prostate Cancer whacked me down in 2015 and treatment began with a bilateral orchiectomy. Believe me when I say that it took...
09-23-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,581
Posted By Reflector Guy

Indeed! Already I am having to eat quickly as...

Indeed! Already I am having to eat quickly as soon as I get home from work if I want time to ride for an hour afterward. This won't go on much longer.
09-22-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,419
Posted By genejockey

You also have to stop eating so much.

You also have to stop eating so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By GlennR

I've noticed that i've become a grumpy old man...

I've noticed that i've become a grumpy old man and realized that I won't change anything and should stop wasting my time caring what others do.

Ride the wrong way, not wear a helmet, not wear...
09-20-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's the housing that's "bedding in".

It's the housing that's "bedding in".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 02:31 PM
09-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By OldYankee

I appreciate hearing about everyone's...

I appreciate hearing about everyone's experiences. It helps provide a perspective I may not have considered before. My immediate goal is to just ride the heck out of the bike I currently have until...
09-16-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 947
Posted By spank226

Greg Lemond's 1979 World Championship Race

Wow, I'd never actually seen the footage of this before but while stumbling around "the internets" and finding / watching some old Coors Classic footage (and reading how the former race director...
09-16-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,148
Posted By Outrider1

Not worried one iota. This will all mysteriously...

Not worried one iota. This will all mysteriously vanish November 4.
09-16-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By OldYankee

Today I tossed the MTB in the back of the truck...

Today I tossed the MTB in the back of the truck (gently) and headed to an area that used to be home to one of six Nike missile bases surrounding Hartford. We used to party there as young...
09-16-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By Phil_gretz

You want to intentionally ride a bike with...

You want to intentionally ride a bike with mismatched wheels. For what? A savings of $20. I would never do that. Find other places to save the $20. Skip beer for a week. Mow someone's lawn....
09-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By The Old Peddler

Absolutely! build your own bike from a selection...

Absolutely! build your own bike from a selection that fits your needs. It's fun, entertaining and sometimes brain challenging (all good stuff). Also it can save money but I would not guarantee that...
09-15-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By caloso

Sounds like a great plan. I second the Zwift...

Sounds like a great plan. I second the Zwift recommendation. It's made the trainer bearable for me.
09-15-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By MinnMan

If you do take refuge on the trainer when the...

If you do take refuge on the trainer when the snow falls, look into Zwift or one of its competitors as a way to keep motivated.
09-11-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By taylorgeo

Drumroll... I got the Electra Townie 7D! Pretty...

Drumroll... I got the Electra Townie 7D! Pretty anticlimactic at this point, but it was tough trying to find a suitable bike. This was the perfect blend of comfort, safety and durability, and it's...
09-08-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,518
Posted By Murray Missile

More inspiration for you. I bought this Traveler...

More inspiration for you. I bought this Traveler because the seller had put a Camagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur, Mafac Racer brakes and a Dura Ace freewheel on it a few decades ago. I pulled the...
09-08-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,518
Posted By 76SLT

A couple weeks ago I helped out my neighbor by...

A couple weeks ago I helped out my neighbor by cleaning up and selling his 73 Varsity for him. It's the first Varsity I've worked on, and I was impressed with how well it rode, and how well the...
09-08-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,518
Posted By FBOATSB

Here's the pic from his gallery. He'll have to...

Here's the pic from his gallery. He'll have to wait until tomorrow to make 5 more posts before he can post more himself....
09-08-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,518
Posted By Murray Missile

Here's mine, Paid $30 for it, it had one new...

Here's mine, Paid $30 for it, it had one new tire, one "ok" tire and was pretty much all original. The original wheels had something spilled or splashed on them that ate clear through them so I put a...
09-08-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By livedarklions

5423 and counting. Goal was 6000 for 2020,...

5423 and counting.

Goal was 6000 for 2020, down from last year's 7000. I work full time, so I need to do a lot of riding on weekends (150-175 miles) to get these numbers, and I don't ride in the...
09-06-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By 79pmooney

Subtraction with two more dots. (They can be had...

Subtraction with two more dots. (They can be had to see.) If you simply pull out the calculator (app or whatever) and do 32 - 32 X 27 you get 0. Every time. (You mean to tell me I had to put on...
09-02-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By delbiker1

YTD on track

I got in an easy paced 32 miles this morning. That puts me at 5112 miles for 2020. I set what I call a "soft goal" of 7000 miles for this year. My peak mileage year was 2017 with 6000 miles. I do not...
09-02-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,320
Posted By tomato coupe

The cost of good cycling shorts is a small price...

The cost of good cycling shorts is a small price to pay for riding a real bicycle.
09-02-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,320
Posted By tomato coupe

Underwear is not discussed because underwear is...

Underwear is not discussed because underwear is not worn with cycling shorts.
08-30-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By GeneO

Had as stuck SRAM Force 1 crankset. Self...

Had as stuck SRAM Force 1 crankset. Self extracting bolt wouldn't budge, I would normally take it into a shop to break it. With some Blaster 16-PB penetrating catalyst , some pipe, some straps to...
08-27-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,253
Posted By GlennR

Do it.

Do it.
08-27-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,253
Posted By Rage

Go all in!

Go all in!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By DrIsotope

Don't wanna play leapfrog with a stranger? Turn....

Don't wanna play leapfrog with a stranger? Turn. Take any turn. In the last 12 miles of my yesterday, I got behind a dreadfully fit and youthful couple who were unintentionally goldiblocking, which...
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