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07-10-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By Helderberg

I have found that my riding has turned from what...

I have found that my riding has turned from what is my PB on Strava and how can I beat that time to "I think I will stop and enjoy the view." At 71 I have to realize that some of my physical limits...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Helderberg

I bought a 2019 Quick 3 and it ran 100 x 30...

I bought a 2019 Quick 3 and it ran 100 x 30 tires. It has Sora derailleurs and a 50/34 chainset and 11/34 cogs. The bike has many frame traits of a road bike and the gearing allows it to be fast if I...
07-07-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Helderberg

All my LBS had was a Shamino for around $19.00....

All my LBS had was a Shamino for around $19.00. Went home and laid out the old chain to get the measurement and could not believe how much of a difference there was in the link line up. I also could...
07-07-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Helderberg

9 speed chain.

Took the hybrid out yesterday and thought I felt a slight pull in the crank as I rode in a lower gear. Put the bike on my stand and had no issue at all until again I shifted down to the large rear...
07-06-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By Helderberg

I ended up adding these to my bars and it helped...

I ended up adding these to my bars and it helped a lot. I also cut about an inch and a half off the width of my bars and, after a lot of very small adjustments, got the palm swells on my grips where...
07-04-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,339
Posted By Helderberg

Did 25 miles yesterday with only 951 ft of elev....

Did 25 miles yesterday with only 951 ft of elev. gain, temps in the low 90's but the humidity was tough. Have not felt breathing difficulty like that as long as I can remember. I ride in all the...
06-30-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By Helderberg

What do you base this on and how do they cheat?...

What do you base this on and how do they cheat? Not challenging your statement just wondering how you know that and how it is done? I realize you can use your car or motorcycle but how would you...
06-30-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By Helderberg

140 mile trail. That sounds amazing. We have...

140 mile trail. That sounds amazing. We have short segments in this area a 26 mile being the longest leg without taking side branches that dead end. Our daughter and family live in Bethlehem and have...
06-30-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks for the information. Please excuse my...

Thanks for the information. Please excuse my ignorance but what is a MUP?
Frank.
06-24-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By Helderberg

Little things make a difference.

When I rode my hybrid immediately after two hours on my gravel bike it seemed, I don't know, dead? The gravel rolled so much easier so after dinner I, for no good reason, pulled the front wheel off...
06-21-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By Helderberg

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I would have other hand positions for the ride on the Quick.
Frank.
06-18-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By Helderberg

Century ride.

Has anyone here ever rode a 100 mile century on a Hybrid flat bar bike? I am training towards my first 100 for this October but of my two bikes, the flat bar seems to be the most comfortable. That...
06-15-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,845
Posted By Helderberg

WOW, this I didn't know. Cool. Frank.

WOW, this I didn't know. Cool.
Frank.
06-14-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,845
Posted By Helderberg

Heart, Carole King, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Doors,...

Heart, Carole King, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Doors, Chicago, Stones, and later, Baker Street - Rafferty are all on me play list. Had the "Fat Bottomed Girl" poster before they stopped putting it in the...
06-01-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,436
Posted By Helderberg

I am in the same boat as August West. I have...

I am in the same boat as August West. I have short legs and long torso and ride a large frame Quick or a medium frame Topstone and with both bikes I have to lean them over a lot. Getting off I used...
05-27-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Helderberg

It's nice that you can do this for them. It is...

It's nice that you can do this for them. It is nicer that you do. Good for you.
Be safe, Frank.
05-27-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By Helderberg

I could not agree more with the advice to get a...

I could not agree more with the advice to get a two bolt seatpost. One came on a new gravel bike I bought and it made such a difference I bought one for my other bike. Great piece to aid in making...
05-24-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Helderberg

I am looking to change my Topstons alloy with...

I am looking to change my Topstons alloy with 105, except for the chainset. The clearance issue is something that can't be adjusted for I am guessing and the lack of 46/30. Thank you for your...
05-23-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Helderberg

Change BB and chainring/crank help.

My bike came with an FSA Omega chainring/crank and Omega BB. The rest of the components are Shimano 105. I would like to replace the BB and chainring with 105 components. What measurements/specs do I...
05-23-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Helderberg

As stated before you really need to test ride...

As stated before you really need to test ride what ever bike you buy and I mean a good few minutes on smooth and broken surfaces. Also earlier stated, I can attest to the "what I bought then is not...
05-09-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you, Frank.

Thank you, Frank.
05-08-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all for the information. Much...

Thank you all for the information. Much appreciated.
Frank.
05-08-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Helderberg

I had checked the frame but had not given the FD...

I had checked the frame but had not given the FD a thought. Thank you for the heads up.
Frank.
05-08-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Helderberg

Wider tires on existing rims.

I am currently running 700x30c tires on my hybrid and would like to go wider. I have 700x37's on my gravel bike and would like to run the same on my hybrid but the rims are not as wide. on the...
05-03-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Helderberg

Did not know this. Thank you Steven B.

Did not know this.
Thank you Steven B.
04-25-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 929
Posted By Helderberg

Welcome to the group youngman. The fact that you...

Welcome to the group youngman. The fact that you are riding is all that matters.
Frank.
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04-06-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Helderberg

What ever works for you. Frank.

What ever works for you.
Frank.
04-05-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Helderberg

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It is a pedal extension. The pedal has the flats for the wrench and...
04-03-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By Helderberg

Shimano shifter/brake 7020.

Was trying to find a video or exploded view of the brake piston engagement with the brake lever on the new 7020 Shimano. It has a considerable amount of slack before the brake is actuated and it has...
04-02-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By Helderberg

Nice looking setups. What wheels did you get for...

Nice looking setups. What wheels did you get for the road tires? Also what tires did you go with?
Be safe, Frank.
04-02-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Helderberg

I have a Topstone alloy 105 also and I have...

I have a Topstone alloy 105 also and I have considered the same changes. I agree with SteveB. that the crank is a a very marginal gain unless you make a drastic change to the gear range. Wheels are...
03-31-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By Helderberg

For what it's worth I had a Quick 7 with a moly...

For what it's worth I had a Quick 7 with a moly fork and bought a Quick 3 with carbon blades. The 3 is much better in my perception for vibration dampening but I do not take it off road at all. I...
03-29-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Helderberg

This may sound like a dumb question but have you...

This may sound like a dumb question but have you checked the sidewall of your tires to see what the pressure range is for them? I run my 37mm x 700 on my Topstone at 45lbs front and 48lbs rear. Just...
03-29-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By Helderberg

I will give another vote for a test ride on a...

I will give another vote for a test ride on a Topstone 105 alloy. I've had the bike now for about 5 months and have enjoyed it very much. Not saying it is perfect for you but worth a test ride if you...
03-28-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,416
Posted By Helderberg

I have a Hybrid that is set up for comfort but I...

I have a Hybrid that is set up for comfort but I have found the Topstone is just perfect for this old body. To each his own but it is worth a look in my humble opinion.
Frank.
03-26-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,416
Posted By Helderberg

I bought a Topstone alloy 105 and I am 190 lbs...

I bought a Topstone alloy 105 and I am 190 lbs and 71 years old. I have no desire to go off roading but the gravel geometry is very comfortable but yet fast. The Cannondale frame fits me but i would...
03-21-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you. Much appreciated. Frank.

Thank you. Much appreciated.
Frank.
03-20-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Helderberg

Shimano brake bleed funnel.

I ordered the Shimano brake bleed kit and while it fits my Sora levers it does not fit my 105 levers. Is there a different funnel I can order or an adapter?
Any information would be very...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Helderberg

It is not going to hurt your riding and could...

It is not going to hurt your riding and could help you. I would keep it but that is up to you.
Frank.
03-12-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,807
Posted By Helderberg

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This is how I mounted the mirror to my visor. Drilled three holes and two zip...
02-26-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks for the update. I also have been, sick,...

Thanks for the update. I also have been, sick, sidelined with the flu, and have missed some very good riding days in Feb but atleast I am on the mend. My other thought was to just get the same tires...
02-26-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Helderberg

Mine are stock 700 x 37c and I really like them...

Mine are stock 700 x 37c and I really like them so far. Only have about 800 miles on them but have performed very well on road and packed dirt/gravel. I don't ride in the rain so I have no...
02-25-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,776
Posted By Helderberg

Ride it as is. I have Sora on my second bike and...

Ride it as is. I have Sora on my second bike and it works well. The 105 on my Topstone is great gearing for my terrain and old legs. Ride it first and that will give you some real time feed back as...
02-25-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Helderberg

I went with the 105 version and it has filled in...

I went with the 105 version and it has filled in all the boxes I wanted. I rode a very nice Specialized, new old stock and do not remember the model, but it just wasn't a fit. The Topstone feels good...
02-11-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for the information. I think I will...

Thank you for the information. I think I will leave it alone and just learn to modulate my brakes better this summer.
Frank.
02-10-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Helderberg

160mm rotor to 180mm

If I wanted to change my front rotor from a 160mm to a 180mm would I need to shim the caliper to accept it? I have looked at Youtube videos and only saw MTB applications where they used a "bracket"...
02-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,776
Posted By Helderberg

Having not ridden the Revolt 2 this is a one...

Having not ridden the Revolt 2 this is a one sided remark. I ride the alloy Topstone 105 and have found the bike works very well as a complete system. In my case I have no intention of drastically...
01-27-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,743
Posted By Helderberg

I got back into bikes about four years ago at 67...

I got back into bikes about four years ago at 67 years of age and bought a very well used Schwinn MTB. From there I went to a hybrid, sold that and added a better hybrid,kept the better hybrid and...
01-24-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Helderberg

I ride an alloy Topstone and I love it but before...

I ride an alloy Topstone and I love it but before you spend money on a new bike I would rent or if possible burrow a bike of the type and price range you are looking at. Then you can have a direct...
01-21-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 582
Posted By Helderberg

As a last resort, have you removed the DER from...

As a last resort, have you removed the DER from the bike frame and examined the action? Off the bike you might get a better idea as to what is limiting the action of the fence?
I ended up doing this...
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