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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Dunno, but I can tell you those Fulcrum Racing 5s...

Dunno, but I can tell you those Fulcrum Racing 5s lasted a decade with me tipping the scales between 215 and 235.
04-22-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4,265
Views: 395,624
Posted By genejockey

Yesterday was THE day, when all the parts had...

Yesterday was THE day, when all the parts had arrived (except the front wheel, I used a spare), the frame had been treated with Kurust, touched up, and then waxed, and all the tools were at hand:...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

I find myself filled with trepidation about the...

I find myself filled with trepidation about the upcoming shakedown ride on Mrs. Peel - what if I don't like it? I mean, I haven't ridden a bike with non-aero brake cables and friction shifting since...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 425
Posted By genejockey

Better grip on the bar when my hands are sweaty. ...

Better grip on the bar when my hands are sweaty. I wear the thinnest possible gloves, because every padded glove I've tried makes my hands hurt.
04-22-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, I once did Kings Mtn, down 84, then up...

Yeah, I once did Kings Mtn, down 84, then up Alpine, and back down. Once. I remember being on Alpine thinking, "Does this climb ever end?"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Wheel will probably arrive today, but since today...

Wheel will probably arrive today, but since today is one of my WFW days, I packed Mrs. Peel into the trunk of the Dodge and will do the shakedown cruise with mismatched wheels. Really, it's only the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Nice lack of work, if you can get it.

Nice lack of work, if you can get it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Done! ...

Done!

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Ran into a couple snags along the way. This is only the second time...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Must be one of them Smart Bikes that knows you...

Must be one of them Smart Bikes that knows you can't put out the watts late in the ride and doesn't want you to hurt yourself trying.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

I rechecked the chainrings on Mrs. Peel's...

I rechecked the chainrings on Mrs. Peel's crankset - 52/43. FORTY THREE? Cripes! What's the point of a 43? So I thought, maybe I could use my old 8 speed Dura Ace 39 tooth chainring from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Kurust arrived Monday, so yesterday I hit all the...

Kurust arrived Monday, so yesterday I hit all the rust spots on Mrs. Peel with it. When it turned black, and dried out, I did the touch-up painting. This morning, I waxed the frame. The only thing...
04-20-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By genejockey

I find the pad too thick and the fabric too...

I find the pad too thick and the fabric too slick. I keep sliding forward because I ride a 'wave' saddle, so I slide down to the trough, which isn't where I want to be. I have tried lightly sanding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

More like $26, (https://www.tirealert.com/prices)...

More like $26, (https://www.tirealert.com/prices) but that's cheaper than a new tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

So you're saying I SHOULDN'T go for the set of 4...

So you're saying I SHOULDN'T go for the set of 4 wheels with correct-age Dura Ace hubs, but tubular rims, all for only $250?

Seriously, though - I KNOW what to do if I get a flat with a clincher. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

While waiting for Mrs. Peel's front wheel to...

While waiting for Mrs. Peel's front wheel to arrive from Poland (currently "Inbound Out Of Customs" - since Sunday early AM), I've been looking at older Dura Ace wheelsets on Ebay. Seems as if a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

We did a bit of camping when the kids were little...

We did a bit of camping when the kids were little (Doesn't everyone?), but as far as sleeping, eating, and bathrooms go, we are confirmed indoorsmen.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Kurust has arrived. Says to work in...

Kurust has arrived. Says to work in well-ventilated area, which doesn't describe my garage with its one door. P'rhaps when Mrs. GeneJockey has gone to bed, I can work in the kitchen.......
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, Mrs. GeneJockey thought it would be a great...

Yeah, Mrs. GeneJockey thought it would be a great idea to do that for Dory, our little dog of unknown heritage. And now Mrs. GJ finds she's Dory's Doorman.

Worse, Rango has figured it out, but he...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.

The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

What the.......?

What the.......?
04-19-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 514
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, that was me. Apparently cannonball...

Yeah, that was me. Apparently cannonball aerodynamics work pretty well on the flat, too, because on the one stage of TdZ where I was 3 feet tall, I was keeping up with people pushing 4 W/kg while...
04-19-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By genejockey

Yellow or black. White as 3rd choice. I concur...

Yellow or black. White as 3rd choice. I concur with bikingshearer on the mistake of trying to do blue on a blue bike. White's problematic for the reasons stated, but I've had good luck with Fizik...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Same here. Sure, I complain about the Greyhound...

Same here. Sure, I complain about the Greyhound bugging me, but that's only because he hits me with THESE EYES!!!...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

love this time of year, when the flowers and...

love this time of year, when the flowers and muscle cars come out! Yesterday, I saw a first generation Firebird in that hideous metalflake green that was so popular then. It was beautiful. Made me...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Not to mention that when the crabon inevitably...

Not to mention that when the crabon inevitably DOES asplode, you may be hit with shrapnel.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

You talkin' to ME?

You talkin' to ME?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

From what I've heard of Jack Russel Terrorists,...

From what I've heard of Jack Russel Terrorists, even one might be taking it a dog too far for most people.

Conversely, with Greyhounds you need two just to get one normal dog, in terms of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

A day or so I get that Kurust to clean up Mrs....

A day or so I get that Kurust to clean up Mrs. Peel's rust spots, I'll have my 3rd New Bike Day this year.

Now, mind you, my previous New Bike Day was in 2007. In fact, if you average it out, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, but you can do New Bike Day a lot more...

Yeah, but you can do New Bike Day a lot more often.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

"Hey, you're going to Cleveland? Great! Can I...

"Hey, you're going to Cleveland? Great! Can I come along? I want to visit a friend in New Jersey!"
04-19-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,492
Posted By genejockey

Ah. Well, you see, the time I took mine to the...

Ah. Well, you see, the time I took mine to the LBS, because adjusting a headset is such a simple procedure, the wrench came out from behind the counter and did it right there on the sales floor.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Hey, at least they're both in NorCal. When...

Hey, at least they're both in NorCal. When there's an earthquake, fire, or mudslide in SoCal, I get friends Back East asking if I was affected. LA is 400 miles away.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Yes, I narrowly avoided it by living 40 miles and...

Yes, I narrowly avoided it by living 40 miles and a long bridge away!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Yesterday was a beautiful day on the road. It's...

Yesterday was a beautiful day on the road. It's still green here, but you can see the signs of it drying out, about a month early. Wildflowers still blooming, especially the lupines all along...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

I spent a week in Montana some years back, at the...

I spent a week in Montana some years back, at the invitation of a virtual friend from an archery forum. We were rifle-hunting deer (yes, I got one), and after sitting in a ditch, wearing...
04-19-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,492
Posted By genejockey

Or better yet, take it to the LBS, watch what...

Or better yet, take it to the LBS, watch what THEY do, and now you'll know how to do it. BUT make sureyou underestand how it all works AND use a torque wrench!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Even trying to nap didn't work. Frakkin'...

Even trying to nap didn't work. Frakkin' Greyhound - sleeps all day, but as soon as I lie down, he wants fed.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

It's only 5 PM! That's WAY early!

It's only 5 PM! That's WAY early!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Feel-like-crapometer currently has the needle...

Feel-like-crapometer currently has the needle pegged. I need a better nap.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

To me, camping always sounds like more fun than...

To me, camping always sounds like more fun than it actually turns out to be. "Sleep under the stars! Enjoy the quiet of the wild!" Yeah, and wake up in the middle of the night having to pee, in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, but it lacks reproducibility. You ever have...

Yeah, but it lacks reproducibility. You ever have those days when you feel like crap, and you ride, and on the ride you feel like you're just going through the motions, and you figure it's probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Ah, now, see, those are data I don't have either...

Ah, now, see, those are data I don't have either - I don't ride with anyone else. In fact, last Sunday I rode the Circuit without the Garmin, using only the Strava app on my phone, so I don't even...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

I thought, since Park has made the same truing...

I thought, since Park has made the same truing stand for decades, that I could economize by buying a used one on Ebay. HA! Because Park has made the same truing stand for decades, the old ones are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

I guess this is one advantage of not having any...

I guess this is one advantage of not having any data - I don't know how badly off I am.
04-18-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,751
Posted By genejockey

I've discovered that you can make a small fortune...

I've discovered that you can make a small fortune in both vintage watches and vintage bikes - just start with a large fortune.
04-17-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,470
Posted By genejockey

Well, you can't have that, BUT, if you're an...

Well, you can't have that, BUT, if you're an American citizen, you're entitled to......
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Just read - well, skimmed, really - Sheldon...

Just read - well, skimmed, really - Sheldon Brown's article on building wheels. Seems complicated. Maybe too complicated (says the man who successfully disassembled, cleaned, rebuilt, lubricated,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

Are you sure it even happened, then? Perhaps...

Are you sure it even happened, then? Perhaps it's all in your imagination?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 26,444
Posted By genejockey

I suspect I'll be falling off the podium this...

I suspect I'll be falling off the podium this week. For a couple weeks I was there for ride length and climbing. Last week, just climbing. But I didn't ride Wednesday as usual so there's too much...
04-17-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,045
Posted By genejockey

I can't imagine any cyclist saying something like...

I can't imagine any cyclist saying something like "I test rode both bikes, and the blue one really fit great, shifted well, handled like it was part of me, while I couldn't get comfortable on the red...
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