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Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By philbob57

Does anyone have trouble imagining that China,...

Does anyone have trouble imagining that China, with more than a billion people, could have produced thousands of talented bike frame builders? Does anyone have trouble imagining that some Chinese...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 160
Posted By philbob57

Foot pain on sides ... if on the outside, could...

Foot pain on sides ... if on the outside, could be tailor's bunion.
04-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,332
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Posted By philbob57

18+ miles on another sunny, windy day (15+ mph)...

18+ miles on another sunny, windy day (15+ mph) in the low 60s. The first half of the ride was mainly uphill (slightly, and I do men slightly) against the wind, so the ride home was slightly...
04-12-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By philbob57

The mid-'80s version may be from Raleigh-USA and...

The mid-'80s version may be from Raleigh-USA and may be better steel that the hi-ten you'll get in the Nottingham GP. Which fits better?
04-12-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By philbob57

As usual, seeing scan of an old Bicycling issue...

As usual, seeing scan of an old Bicycling issue brings back memories, most of them good. It's especially nice to see April, 1981's issue. My first ride in Chicago was 3/17/81, which was probably...
04-11-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 901
Posted By philbob57

RHR of 43 could indicate a significant problem. I...

RHR of 43 could indicate a significant problem. I know mine did. Have you talked with your doc about it? Your doc is not an anonymous person or bot on the 'net.

If you don't sleep alone, does your...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By philbob57

My hypothesis when I had a hot spot right over my...

My hypothesis when I had a hot spot right over my SPD cleats was that it was caused too much pressure over too little area. I went to pinned flat pedals and Five Ten shoes to get more pedal area...
04-09-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By philbob57

I thought the slant-parallelogram ders didn't...

I thought the slant-parallelogram ders didn't need to pivot.
04-08-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By philbob57

Nope, but when I was 17 or 18, a Rhode Islander...

Nope, but when I was 17 or 18, a Rhode Islander lost on the streets in Boston, a cop with an Irish accent stopped me for going the wrong way on a one-way street. His accent was so thick I had a hard...
04-06-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,332
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Posted By philbob57

How long ago WAS 2008? It seems like only a...

How long ago WAS 2008? It seems like only a couple of years ago....
04-05-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By philbob57

A few years ago, the 2 lowest price Bontrager...

A few years ago, the 2 lowest price Bontrager models had soles that were stiff and higher toe boxes than higher end shoes had. In fact, they were roomier than Sidis of the same size. I really wanted...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By philbob57

I first started riding as an adult in 1972,...

I first started riding as an adult in 1972, although I've taken some extended breaks. I've ridden with clips/straps, clips/straps/cleats, half-clips, SPD 'clipless', and pinned flat pedals....
04-04-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By philbob57

Check into the East Coast Greenway and the trail...

Check into the East Coast Greenway and the trail through the Laurentians in Quebec.

Is there a Blue ridge Trail that can be biked?

I'm thinking about some scenic rides, too, but my wife doesn't...
04-04-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,332
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Views: 493,188
Posted By philbob57

The boom is defined as 1946-1964. People born...

The boom is defined as 1946-1964. People born during 5/9 of the boom years qualify for this thread. I believe more kids were born during the early part of the boom, so my bet is that a majority of...
04-04-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25,809
Views: 2,609,477
Posted By philbob57

Yesterday, 16+ miles. Sunny, high 60s-low 70s,...

Yesterday, 16+ miles. Sunny, high 60s-low 70s, winds over 15 mph. The wind shifted, so I had to pedal into a headwind for over half the ride ... and it was worth every pedal stroke. This was my first...
04-03-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By philbob57

Thanks, Matt and oneclick. I wrote about my...

Thanks, Matt and oneclick.

I wrote about my orientation wrong - the flat sides all face inwards. Not only is that the way the triple you sent was oriented, according to my notes, and not only is...
04-02-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By philbob57

Thanks. It's appropriate that you responded,...

Thanks. It's appropriate that you responded, since I got these bolts from you.:) (No complaints - you sold me an assembled triple, and (my eyes told me) those bolts had thinner and thicker spacers,...
04-02-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By philbob57

TA Cyclotouriste triple assembly question

I'm converting a Cyclotouriste double to a triple. The bolt sets consist of, among other things, 2 spacers. The spacers are of 2 different sizes. Which spacer goes between the outer and middle chain...
04-02-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,118
Posted By philbob57

'Bubbler' in RI, too, when I was supposedly...

'Bubbler' in RI, too, when I was supposedly growing up. We went to a soda fountain or Newport Creamery to buy a cabinet. 'RI' was pronounced 'Rho D'eye-land'. Then there's the Cranston accent which...
03-30-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,020
Posted By philbob57

90 degree elbow bend? Where did that come from?...

90 degree elbow bend? Where did that come from? Do you mean 90 degree shoulder angle?
03-29-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By philbob57

I've had 2 problems that led to numbness. First...

I've had 2 problems that led to numbness. First was/is too much weight on my hands due to core weakness. Hand, arms, and shoulder ill suffer if one's core is too weak to hold one's upper half up. You...
03-29-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By philbob57

The adhesive is hard to remove, in my experience....

The adhesive is hard to remove, in my experience. The o-rings weren't a problem for me. My Sigma computer popped out of carrier (can't think of the right term just now) while I wasn't looking. That...
03-28-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,020
Posted By philbob57

Unless the reason you put so much weight on your...

Unless the reason you put so much weight on your 'bars is that your core is weak. The fault, dear Moisture, is likely to be not in our bike's fit, but in ourselves....
03-28-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By philbob57

Computing stack and reach from a frame requires a...

Computing stack and reach from a frame requires a lot more math than most bike sellers know.

I used to be 5' 7", and Competitive Cyclist recommends a 22" TT for me, so my legs are probably a...
03-28-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,032
Posted By philbob57

The trouble is finding the right seat and...

The trouble is finding the right seat and shorts/bibs. There's too much variation in size and shape for one size to fit everyone, although it could be said that a gel seat will be painful for almost...
03-26-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By philbob57

ISM saddles look like they have noses but don't....

ISM saddles look like they have noses but don't. When properly set up, it looks like the rider is far forward while actually riding correctly. IIRC, ISMs could be much shorter than they are, but they...
03-25-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,020
Posted By philbob57

Of course you felt too stretched out. You didn't...

Of course you felt too stretched out. You didn't think you needed to ride some and give your body a chance to adapt to a new position on a new bike?

A stem of 100-130 mm and dropped bars would...
03-25-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20,220
Views: 3,391,448
Posted By philbob57

You know, I thought of messaging him, but the...

You know, I thought of messaging him, but the last couple of times I messaged someone about a bad listing were not very satisfactory. Also, I took the 'cycle' in his ID to refer to bicycles, which...
03-24-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By philbob57

OTOH, I got hot spots with SPD pedals. Five Ten...

OTOH, I got hot spots with SPD pedals. Five Ten used to make shoes which could be used as stiff-ish flat shoes or as SPD shoes, but I just checked and they just list flat shoes, perhaps the Pearl...
03-24-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,693
Posted By philbob57

The disc brakes add costs. So do tariffs. The...

The disc brakes add costs. So do tariffs. The Chinese government doesn't pay the tariffs. Chinese factory owners don't pay the tariffs. Consumers do.

Besides, even $400 is beyond the reach of 10s...
03-23-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By philbob57

I don't get the 90 degree shoulder-torso angle...

I don't get the 90 degree shoulder-torso angle recommendation, given the wide variation in bone sizes, conditioning, flexibility, and desires from person to person.

The position of the hands on...
03-23-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,407
Posted By philbob57

Unless you have stiff soled shoes - even with the...

Unless you have stiff soled shoes - even with the pinned flat pedals I use, my feet hurt within 15 miles unless I use stiff-soled shoes, no matter where I place my foot.

That seems like the...
03-23-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,758
Posted By philbob57

Sorry - Five Tens are shoes. Adidas bought the...

Sorry - Five Tens are shoes. Adidas bought the company a few years ago and cut out 2 things I liked: 1) big discounts on old styles or returned goods, and 2) kits for putting on new soles.

TBH,...
03-23-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20,220
Views: 3,391,448
Posted By philbob57

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Suntour-Lever-Cha...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Suntour-Lever-Changer/123718105317?hash=item1cce2c78e5:g:NNgAAOSwwPhWlGbH - not a lot of money, but it's still very high for a 'lever changer' that looks for all the...
03-23-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By philbob57

Both look really good to me. That's what you...

Both look really good to me. That's what you wanted to hear, right? :)
03-22-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By philbob57

I, too, use a Selle SMP TRK. I tried a higher end...

I, too, use a Selle SMP TRK. I tried a higher end SMP without luck. I think a critical measurement for SMP is the distance between sitbones and pubic bone, and I think different models of the seats...
03-21-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25,809
Views: 2,609,477
Posted By philbob57

Another beautiful, though excessively windy (15...

Another beautiful, though excessively windy (15 mph?), day. Almost 13 miles. Low-mid 60s, sunny, blue skies, blue lake. The wind ... I guess I always have trouble with the wind, but I'm so glad I...
03-20-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,758
Posted By philbob57

I've used toe clips and straps, toe clips,...

I've used toe clips and straps, toe clips, cleats, and straps, SPD, and pinned flats. I like pinned flats best. I use pre-Adidas Five Tens.
03-20-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By philbob57

If NLerner doesn't have one, Veloduocycles has...

If NLerner doesn't have one, Veloduocycles has them; they were great to deal with when I needed a 42 inner a few years ago. TA in France can supply what you want, too.
03-17-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,238
Posted By philbob57

Yes. I can get over-exuberant on a nice day when...

Yes. I can get over-exuberant on a nice day when I'm feeling good. I can keep it up only so long. If I tire myself out during the first half of my ride, I have a hard time getting home. Once I get...
03-17-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By philbob57

IIRC, there is some research that seems to say...

IIRC, there is some research that seems to say the shoulder angle should be 90 degrees, but I don't buy it. I think I'd need a much longer stem to reach that angle. More important, it doesn't seem to...
03-16-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By philbob57

The Professional is supposed to be Columbus...

The Professional is supposed to be Columbus steel, but it's got a Reynolds label. I had a Competezione that I loved in the same color scheme, which I think is as beautiful as any bike I've ever seen,...
03-16-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By philbob57

Avocet conventional headset - Ofmega Competezione??

As above. I have an Avocet conventional headset. The 6th edition of Sutherland's list only a sealed bearing Avocet h/s. Does anyone know if the Avocet cup/cone H/S is a rebadged Ofmega Competezione?...
03-15-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,407
Posted By philbob57

I've drafted several responses and backed out,...

I've drafted several responses and backed out, Let's try this....

Your legs are not supposed to be fully extended with heels on the pedals. It's...
03-15-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By philbob57

My bike's BB is Italian on one side, English on...

My bike's BB is Italian on one side, English on the other. When I bought the frame, used, in 1981, one side of the BB had been cross threaded. After 15 minutes of trying to get the English cup to...
03-15-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By philbob57

I believe ALDI/LIDL sell this one, though for a...

I believe ALDI/LIDL sell this one, though for a lower price:...
03-15-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,915
Posted By philbob57

I prefer riding in a group. I almost always ride...

I prefer riding in a group. I almost always ride solo. I'm another one who wants to go faster than my local club's slowest group, but I can't ride as fast as the next group, and they have a no-drop...
03-14-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By philbob57

I'd take the nut and bolt to a local hardware...

I'd take the nut and bolt to a local hardware store or LBS to find the proper nut. You'd probably spend less $ and perhaps less time, assuming you're close to a good store
03-14-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,020
Posted By philbob57

I think the term you're looking for is 'toe...

I think the term you're looking for is 'toe clips', not 'baskets'.
03-13-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,151
Posted By philbob57

It's one thing when you see a regular progression...

It's one thing when you see a regular progression from a low HR to a high one. You'll see that sort of progression when you do intervals or ride uphill, for example. That probably isn't a cause for...
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