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08-27-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By maletero

Well done!

Well done!
08-13-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,986
Posted By maletero

Couple years ago I was getting lots of flats on...

Couple years ago I was getting lots of flats on my trainer (CycleOps Fluid 2) because I was using too much tension. Loosened the resistance unit and shifted to a bigger gear. It completely solved my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By maletero

"Wide" tires on CAAD 12?

I just ordered a new CAAD12 (105 w/ rim brakes), which should be arriving next week. I'd like to put 28mm tires on it. The guys at the shop say it'll be fine, but in my internet searching, I've seen...
03-05-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,129
Posted By maletero

A while ago I was looking at weight limits for...

A while ago I was looking at weight limits for various bikes, and found out that gravel bikes just give you the extra tire clearance, but not necessarily the extra frame strength that you might be...
02-28-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,996
Posted By maletero

I have a house key that I only use for rides,...

I have a house key that I only use for rides, etc. I can keep it in my saddle bag, jersey pocket, etc. Having just a loose key is way easier than the whole keyring, imo.
01-08-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By maletero

This does come up a lot in the Clydes/Athenas...

This does come up a lot in the Clydes/Athenas forum from time to time. I started a thread a while back where I asked what people were riding. I was surprised that most riders over there are just...
01-04-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By maletero

I have two Primal jerseys, one in the race cut...

I have two Primal jerseys, one in the race cut and one in the club(?), both in XXL. The club cut fits pretty well, with a bit of room to breath. The race cut is short and a bit tighter than I'd like....
10-24-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By maletero

I recently tracked a creak on my bike to the...

I recently tracked a creak on my bike to the seat. Fixed by taking saddle off and putting a bit of grease on the rails. I'd try this along with some lube on the rivets, etc.
09-26-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By maletero

I use it rides over about 40 miles. Helps with...

I use it rides over about 40 miles. Helps with chafing. I also do use Body Glide for other chafing issues on most rides. It helps.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,384
Posted By maletero

I use a series 3 to track my rides. I didn't...

I use a series 3 to track my rides. I didn't spring for the cellular, so I still bring my phone. I also ride with a Lezyne micro-GPS. The distances agree within about 1%, most rides. I use the bike...
08-14-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By maletero

I've been putting Borax in with every load,...

I've been putting Borax in with every load, sometimes with an extra wash. Seems to do the trick most of the time. I do have one cheaper jersey that hangs on to some of the smell, though.
08-09-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,247
Posted By maletero

The problem is not so much the composition as it...

The problem is not so much the composition as it is the volume. I think it's probably the same for most of us who have posed to this thread. Sure, sometimes the sweat stings my eyes, but much, much...
08-07-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By maletero

Hang in there. I was just thinking about my...

Hang in there. I was just thinking about my progress since last October, when I rode outside for the first time in years. Made it 11 miles or so and struggled. This morning I did an easy 19.5 at a...
08-06-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,110
Posted By maletero

Thanks, everyone, for your posts. Keep 'em...

Thanks, everyone, for your posts. Keep 'em coming!

For all the concern that I've had and I've seen in the forum, I'm a little surprised at how many of us are riding something close to stock...
07-23-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,110
Posted By maletero

I really do need to give it another push. A few...

I really do need to give it another push. A few years back I was down to around 235, but then I let a crappy work schedule (~4 am to 5:30 pm) get the better of me. I haven't ditched the junk food, so...
07-19-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,172
Posted By maletero

This is a couple mile downhill segment to a gas...

This is a couple mile downhill segment to a gas station where a local shop ride regroups after some climbing.

My Get Up and Go Musta Got up and Went (https://www.strava.com/segments/12983130)
07-19-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,759
Posted By maletero

One more vote for the Take a Look glasses mirror....

One more vote for the Take a Look glasses mirror. My only complaint is that when I ride in the morning the sun can be a problem; it puts the sun 3 inches away from your eye. Easy enough to flip is...
07-17-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,110
Posted By maletero

What are you riding and how much are you pulling?

There are a lot of threads on here about about weight limits, frame materials, spoke count, etc. Usually a few (or more!) awesome forum members chime in with their experiences with different...
07-03-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,247
Posted By maletero

Since this thread has recently been brought back...

Since this thread has recently been brought back from the dead, I'll give an update.

I've mainly been using the Halo skull cap. It has the rubber strip that's supposed to keep the sweat out of...
07-03-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,692
Posted By maletero

Thanks for your input, everyone! This has been a...

Thanks for your input, everyone! This has been a big help. I think it's now between the Soma and Black Mountain Road. I can get the Soma frame from my LBS (and get it now-ish), but I really like what...
06-21-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,692
Posted By maletero

Oh, man. Those Black Mountain frames are...

Oh, man. Those Black Mountain frames are beautiful. Definitely in the mix now!
06-21-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,692
Posted By maletero

Experience w/ Soma and/or Surly?

I'm looking to get a new steel frame to replace my old Specialized Allez that I bought around 2003. I can't quite justify the price of a custom frame, so I've been looking around at less costly...
02-12-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,780
Posted By maletero

Feb. 3 - 22.0 miles Feb. 4 - 17.1 miles Feb....

Feb. 3 - 22.0 miles
Feb. 4 - 17.1 miles
Feb. 10 - 22.0 miles
Feb. 11 - 31.0 miles

MTD: 92.1 miles
Feb goal: 300 miles
02-07-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,780
Posted By maletero

Feb. 3 - 22.0 miles Feb. 4 - 17.1 miles Feb....

Feb. 3 - 22.0 miles
Feb. 4 - 17.1 miles
Feb. 6 - 16.3 miles

MTD: 45.4 miles
Feb goal: 300 miles
02-05-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By maletero

When I started riding on a trainer, I...

When I started riding on a trainer, I occasionally did some out of the saddle efforts. I eased up a bit because the effort strained the framed so that the drive side crank arm would make contact with...
02-05-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,780
Posted By maletero

Started out strong last month, but work and a...

Started out strong last month, but work and a stupid cold sunk me about halfway through the month.

Feb. 3 - 22.0 miles
Feb. 4 - 17.1 miles

MTD: 39.1 miles
Feb goal: 300 miles
01-16-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,506
Posted By maletero

1/1 - 13.1 miles 1/2 - 8.8 miles 1/4 - 13.2...

1/1 - 13.1 miles
1/2 - 8.8 miles
1/4 - 13.2 miles
1/6 - 22.0 miles
1/7 - 18.8 miles
1/12 - 12.9 miles
1/13 - 27.9 miles
1/16 - 12.9 miles

MTD = 129.6
01-13-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,506
Posted By maletero

1/1 - 13.1 miles 1/2 - 8.8 miles 1/4 - 13.2...

1/1 - 13.1 miles
1/2 - 8.8 miles
1/4 - 13.2 miles
1/6 - 22.0 miles
1/7 - 18.8 miles
1/12 - 12.9 miles
1/13 - 27.9 miles

MTD = 118.7
01-12-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,506
Posted By maletero

1/1 - 13.1 miles 1/2 - 8.8 miles 1/4 - 13.2...

1/1 - 13.1 miles
1/2 - 8.8 miles
1/4 - 13.2 miles
1/6 - 22.0 miles
1/7 - 18.8 miles
1/12 - 12.9 miles

MTD = 88.8
01-11-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By maletero

Well, that was before she found out how much I...

Well, that was before she found out how much I wanted to spend on a new bike!

My company has a wellness benefit that will cover a chunk of the cost, so we're going to do the frame with this year's...
01-08-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,506
Posted By maletero

1/1 - 13.1 miles 1/2 - 8.8 miles 1/4 - 13.2...

1/1 - 13.1 miles
1/2 - 8.8 miles
1/4 - 13.2 miles
1/6 - 22.0 miles
1/7 - 18.8 miles
01-07-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,247
Posted By maletero

Thanks, everybody. I've ordered some helmet...

Thanks, everybody. I've ordered some helmet liners and Halos.

Interesting so see the Vasaline tip. I've tried something like that and was surprised how well it worked. May have to revisit that and...
01-04-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,247
Posted By maletero

Sweat management

Between the last time I was out riding a lot and now, I've somehow lost a bunch of hair.

Besides the aesthetic consequences I've noticed that I've lost some sweat-absorbing capacity (my helmet...
01-04-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By maletero

Thanks, everybody for the feedback. I'll keep...

Thanks, everybody for the feedback. I'll keep riding it, and maybe get an upgrade towards the end of the year, around bonus time.
01-02-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,053
Posted By maletero

Yeah, a lot of the roads are VERY bad. I'm lucky...

Yeah, a lot of the roads are VERY bad. I'm lucky enough to be out on the edge with enough new road that I can do a reasonable ride without shaking my fillings out.

Now back to the 2018 goals!
01-02-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,053
Posted By maletero

I rode in the Tour in Tucson back in 2003, when...

I rode in the Tour in Tucson back in 2003, when it was several thousand, but it has grown. Busted spoke kept me from finishing. I'm a bit nervous about the sheer number of people in that ride!

As...
12-31-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,370,441
Posted By maletero

Hi. I just started riding outside again, for the...

Hi. I just started riding outside again, for the first time in about six or seven years. The past three years, I've been putting about an hour a night on the trainer, four days a week. Zooming around...
12-31-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By maletero

Do I really *need* a new frame? And which one?

Hi. I'm just getting back into riding outside after years of nothing but pedaling to nowhere on the trainer. I'm riding a 15 year old Specialized Al road frame, the Allez Elite--the beginner road...
12-31-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,053
Posted By maletero

I just moved back to Tucson after 15 years away,...

I just moved back to Tucson after 15 years away, and just got back outside on the bike after a few years of a weird work schedule that didn't allow for anything more than 45 minutes/day on a trainer....
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