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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,056
Posted By delbiker1

Keep your bike in great operating condition, be...

Keep your bike in great operating condition, be visible, keep your focus and trust nobody.
07-12-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,195
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Views: 444,419
Posted By delbiker1

Wildwood, nice picture. That is how I feel when...

Wildwood, nice picture. That is how I feel when riding one of my bikes. What is that vest you are sporting? I like it!
07-12-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 95
Posted By delbiker1

There are definitely people that were born with...

There are definitely people that were born with natural talent for certain activities. There are also the people that worked very hard at acquiring whatever skills they have. I think many elite...
07-12-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 68
Posted By delbiker1

It's like new

Today I finally took the plunge and did some modernizing on my late 80's Ochsner, I had been considering going to 9 or 10 speed STI drivetrain for quite awhile. I kept deciding against it and stayed...
07-09-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 696
Posted By delbiker1

I sure do not have a definitive answer to the...

I sure do not have a definitive answer to the question. I can say that I purchased a 105 7000 groupset and have it on a Soma Smoothie I built about 6 weeks ago. The 7000 groupset is outstanding. Set...
07-05-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By delbiker1

As stated above, pictures always help. The the...

As stated above, pictures always help. The the size you need also. You might want to search Ebay. I have purchased a couple via that route.
Forum: Introductions
07-05-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By delbiker1

Good to have you back in the world of bicycles....

Good to have you back in the world of bicycles. Enjoy the ride and be safe!
07-05-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,028
Posted By delbiker1

I believe Q-tubes has 700C tubes with 32mm presta...

I believe Q-tubes has 700C tubes with 32mm presta valves. JensonUSA might have them, or check on Ebay.
northwestbicycle.com has them advertised
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,424
Posted By delbiker1

I cut back on the mileage and a bit on intensity....

I cut back on the mileage and a bit on intensity. I had a bout of IBS and I have issues with heat stress. I do not take many days completely off, but a couple of days a week I do a slow, casual ride...
07-04-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By delbiker1

More weight, more friction, quicker tread loss. I...

More weight, more friction, quicker tread loss. I think in the past 4 or 5 years, the only flats(2) on the front were when using a used tire, decent tread left, with latex tube. That was this spring...
07-04-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By delbiker1

That is pretty normal now. Are they mounted on a...

That is pretty normal now. Are they mounted on a sticky back?
07-03-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By delbiker1

I have a 2006 Schwinn SS DBX with 4500 Tiagra...

I have a 2006 Schwinn SS DBX with 4500 Tiagra groupset, including brifters, and Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes. It all works fine. I believe with the mechanical disc brakes, the cable pull is the...
07-03-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 634
Posted By delbiker1

I have no advice or possible cause to pass on to...

I have no advice or possible cause to pass on to you. However, I went through a spell this spring in which I had at least a dozen flats in a 2 month period. I had flats on a few different bikes, all...
Forum: For Sale
07-03-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By delbiker1

The company sent you the wrong product, or you...

The company sent you the wrong product, or you ordered the wrong product? If they sent you the wrong product, I would be fighting that shipping charge.
07-03-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,272
Posted By delbiker1

Unless I want to feel a lack of energy and...

Unless I want to feel a lack of energy and hunger,I cannot ride 25 miles without eating before and/or during the ride. I have always been skinny with a naturally fast metabolism. I am 5' 8" and...
06-29-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,409
Posted By delbiker1

That is quite a judgemental statement. It does...

That is quite a judgemental statement. It does nobody any good.
06-29-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 246,498
Posted By delbiker1

8 speed DT levers

USAZorro, I have a set of 8 speed, 105 DT shift levers. Right lever has index or friction modes. Very good shape with some minor surface scratching. I bought them from BF member Doc, but never used...
06-27-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By delbiker1

Keep in mind, with brifters you can shift and...

Keep in mind, with brifters you can shift and brake with your hands on the top of the hoods. It takes a bit of experience and time to find the right feel for accuracy, but, there is not that much...
06-27-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By delbiker1

Just a suggestion, move the brake levers forward...

Just a suggestion, move the brake levers forward so the tops of the hoods are level with level with the top of the bar. It usually makes for more comfort for the hands and wrist, and better reach to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By delbiker1

Make sure it is in fact the same BCD and the two...

Make sure it is in fact the same BCD and the two cranksets are compatible with the same BB.
06-26-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,650
Posted By delbiker1

A few years ago, after a few days of cold, windy,...

A few years ago, after a few days of cold, windy, wet December days, I abetted in the demise of a gray squirrel. That morning the sun came out, the wind calmed and it warmed up a bit. I was doing a...
06-26-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By delbiker1

Definitely different era. Just thought I would...

Definitely different era. Just thought I would share my experience with what is working.
06-26-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By delbiker1

I have a steel Ochsner that I spread from 126 to...

I have a steel Ochsner that I spread from 126 to 130. I am still using the original Shimano 105 6 speed DT shifters, front and rear derailleurs. I have a Shimano HG50 10 speed cassette on the on a...
06-26-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,492
Posted By delbiker1

I do not think Chromoly was really phased out....

I do not think Chromoly was really phased out. Steel is just not used anywhere near as much as it once was. I believe most of the bikes at that level are now aluminum. Higher grades of steel are used...
Forum: Introductions
06-25-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, I love steel bikes, especially ones that...

Welcome, I love steel bikes, especially ones that are classic looking but with modern drivetrains. Enjoy your ride and be safe!
06-23-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By delbiker1

The Golden Boy, thanks for posting this thread. I...

The Golden Boy, thanks for posting this thread. I amy have to revisit some cranks that I tucked away.
06-23-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,022
Posted By delbiker1

RiceAway, lovely bike. I am certainly not being...

RiceAway, lovely bike. I am certainly not being critical, I just do not like the look of the wheels. If I see a Zurich or an Alpe D'Huez in a 53/54cm, that looks that good, I am making an attempt to...
06-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By delbiker1

I know I have never been a decent mechanic. Quite...

I know I have never been a decent mechanic. Quite the opposite. However, in the winter of 2018/19, I started getting tools together and doing my own bike work. I had done the minor maintenance upkeep...
06-23-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By delbiker1

There are a lot of members that were not happy,...

There are a lot of members that were not happy, could not understand the limitations put on posts by new members. I believe most of them, certainly the ones that have stayed the course, came to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,614
Posted By delbiker1

So much needless conjecture about an event that...

So much needless conjecture about an event that even the OP is not sure what happened. Whatever occurred, that is tough luck and a sad way to start with a new bike. The bike shop should be advocating...
06-22-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By delbiker1

I do not do that all day long very often. But, I...

I do not do that all day long very often. But, I have never had an issue with that. Covering the bike is for protection from the sun as much as not having it in plain site.
06-22-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By delbiker1

Just me, but I would never leave my any of bikes...

Just me, but I would never leave my any of bikes sitting outside the car on a bike rack. Weather concerns alone are enough to deter me. I have a station wagon, so with back seats folded down, I can...
06-22-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By delbiker1

Glad you figured that out. I always want to know...

Glad you figured that out. I always want to know the brakes are operating as well as they can. Having to stop quickly is something that happens suddenly, and, should be expected to happen.
06-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By delbiker1

"Hey, Hey, My,MY, Rock and Roll can never...

"Hey, Hey, My,MY, Rock and Roll can never die."
06-21-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By delbiker1

I went from a drop bar to a flat bar due to back...

I went from a drop bar to a flat bar due to back issues in the early 2000's. I could never find a way to ease the numbness that would set in not that long into a ride. In 2006 I gradually went back...
06-20-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By delbiker1

Of the eight bikes I have, 3 of them get bumped...

Of the eight bikes I have, 3 of them get bumped around as being " my favorite one to ride." My late 80's Ochsner road I have had since I bought it brand new in '92, and rebuilt in spring of 2019,...
06-20-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By delbiker1

Another vote for KS salmon pads. However, I will...

Another vote for KS salmon pads. However, I will say that the braking on my new 105 7000 brakes/pads is very good. That is with both Fulcrum Racing 5 clinchers and Pro-Lite Bortola 2.0 clinchers. The...
06-19-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 56,949
Views: 8,201,079
Posted By delbiker1

Mad Honk, very nice. I am excited for you. I...

Mad Honk, very nice. I am excited for you. I really like blue bikes. Strangely, I presently do not have any.
06-19-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By delbiker1

Happy B-day. I have a Lemond Poprad and a...

Happy B-day. I have a Lemond Poprad and a Tourmalet. Great riding bikes. The tourmalet is a 2001 that I rebuilt this past winter. It is my favorite bike to ride.
06-19-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By delbiker1

I have a Tiagra 4403 FD that is in good shape. It...

I have a Tiagra 4403 FD that is in good shape. It came off a project bike I rebuilt. I do not have the correct mounting bolt, but I do have one that works fine. i will pm you. Make it $10 even...
06-18-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By delbiker1

Three votes for just getting Kool Stop Salmons. I...

Three votes for just getting Kool Stop Salmons. I put them on an old set of 105 1050 calipers, after trying new Shimano pads, And they made for a large improvement on the braking. I had also replaced...
06-18-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By delbiker1

Maybe take the bike to the Giant shop and ask...

Maybe take the bike to the Giant shop and ask them.
06-17-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,110
Posted By delbiker1

Too broad of a question. If you want to go period...

Too broad of a question. If you want to go period correct, model original correct, the hardest 3 steps, IMO, are: finding the components/parts that are needed, paying for the items plus shipping, and...
06-17-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks for the response. I have been having...

Thanks for the response. I have been having trouble with the BF generated and personal passwords. I get a BF code to work, then when I try to change my password, I get the error code. I have had a...
06-16-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By delbiker1

Smooth miles

Over the course of the past 10 days, I have put 315 miles on my recently built Soma Smoothie. The most in one day being 77 miles and the least 8 miles. I am growing quite fond of this bike. It is...
06-16-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By delbiker1

I have tried all the above. I have tried more...

I have tried all the above. I have tried more passcodes than I can remember. I redid the passcode AGAIN this afternoon because it would not accept the one I changed it to this morning. It was working...
06-16-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By delbiker1

log in/password

Any admin/mod, for the past week or so, I have been constantly getting wrong password/username errors. I have gone through the retrieve info, change password process at least 2 dozen times. Half the...
06-09-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,804
Posted By delbiker1

I have had to search for some items, or get a...

I have had to search for some items, or get a comparable replacement. However, things I have really needed I have received, most of them on time. I have ordered a few things from China that took a...
06-09-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 792
Posted By delbiker1

Not sure that my vote counts as I am not a fan of...

Not sure that my vote counts as I am not a fan of Brooks saddles. But I vote brown.
06-09-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By delbiker1

I have been using the Fusion 5's for quite a...

I have been using the Fusion 5's for quite a while. I have them on two bikes now, both clinchers. I have no issues getting them mounted on the rims, or getting them off. I have used 25 and 28mm's....
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