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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By delbiker1

Can't get to 46x30 just by changing the rings on...

Can't get to 46x30 just by changing the rings on the crank. As noted above by ThermionicScott, gotta change crankset.
08-24-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By delbiker1

Nice job WGD. Interesting differences in the...

Nice job WGD. Interesting differences in the cosmetics. It seems likely to me that Miyata wanted to keep a difference to the two, as IMO, the Miyata is much nicer visually. So, I also wonder about...
08-24-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By delbiker1

The only help I can be for this question is to...

The only help I can be for this question is to state what is stated so often: pictures-pictures-pictures. Help those that want to help you.
08-24-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By delbiker1

Yikes! I sometimes wonder, "why do I have 4...

Yikes! I sometimes wonder, "why do I have 4 bikes"?
08-24-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By delbiker1

On a recently new bike your BB should not, and...

On a recently new bike your BB should not, and probably is not, where the creaking is coming from. Often that problem is coming from the shoe/cleat/pedal area.
08-24-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,578
Posted By delbiker1

If you mentally really believe that the new bike...

If you mentally really believe that the new bike is going to be faster, you probably will be faster.
08-24-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By delbiker1

Thank you for the correction on the misstatement...

Thank you for the correction on the misstatement on my post.
08-24-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 472
Posted By delbiker1

Once again. the only extra value for the " build...

Once again. the only extra value for the " build ", is the value that you put on it for yourself.
08-24-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 472
Posted By delbiker1

In general, uniqueness not not relay to a higher...

In general, uniqueness not not relay to a higher value in late model bikes. In many cases of C & V, the same is true and actually can and does make the bike less valuable. If you can take your stock...
08-24-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By delbiker1

I could be wrong, but I think you would have to...

I could be wrong, but I think you would have to replace the whole crank/chainrings, the derailleurs and the cassette, chain and shifters. Also, I think the 8 speed hub will not work with 11 speed set...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By delbiker1

Yikes!

Yikes!
08-21-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 599
Posted By delbiker1

You mention you had a bike fitting. You also...

You mention you had a bike fitting. You also state that you have not made any changes before the sores started. Were there any changes made in your position on the bike or with the setup of the bike...
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By delbiker1

I have decided to pass on this bike. Not crazy...

I have decided to pass on this bike. Not crazy about the mix of components, but the real breaker is the geometry of the frame. The short seat tube is not going to work for me. Thanks for the input...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By delbiker1

I also appreciate a driver or pedestrian waving...

I also appreciate a driver or pedestrian waving me through, but only if I have the right of way. If not, I signal them to go ahead. There is just too much chance that someone else is not yielding the...
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By delbiker1

Bob Jackson

I am curious about what others think about this Bob Jackson touring bike. It looks to be in very good shape, but I think it is a bit overpriced, $750.00. I really do not have much knowledge about the...
08-20-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By delbiker1

That kind of ticking/clicking noise is enough to...

That kind of ticking/clicking noise is enough to drive someone crazy. It is extremely hard to pinpoint where the noise is actually coming from. If you have someone that can ride with and alongside of...
08-17-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,053
Posted By delbiker1

In my opinion, this is the likely cause. Tires...

In my opinion, this is the likely cause. Tires and wheels need to be capable of handling the stress that the type of ride is going to produce. Sometimes these things happen with no obvious cause. In...
08-17-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By delbiker1

I am fortunate that I have a couple of bike shops...

I am fortunate that I have a couple of bike shops nearby that I do business with. I now do most of the work on my bikes, buy most things online, but I use the shops when I need something now, or when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By delbiker1

2014

I have a 2014 Avant MD 40 that I purchased new in 2016. It was close to 50% off msrp. It has a stiff ride which has been softened a bit with a change of tires. The CF frame is my first, I probably...
08-16-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 143,456
Posted By delbiker1

Squeaks in the...

Squeaks in the box.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190708_180201_115319d49eb3ba4467eeca75ac067e1139b20d4a.jpg
08-16-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By delbiker1

I do not know what you expect from the "upgrade",...

I do not know what you expect from the "upgrade", if that is truly what you want to do, do it. However, if you are looking for a big improvement in the components or your performance/speed,
I think...
08-09-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By delbiker1

I apologize to Fast Eddie, my previous reply was...

I apologize to Fast Eddie, my previous reply was not helpful an unnecessary. Before I post, I have to remind myself of the fact that I pose questions that other people probably do not take seriously.
08-08-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By delbiker1

Fast Eddie, are you a troll, or is this a real...

Fast Eddie, are you a troll, or is this a real question. You think the wheel might have something to do with it?
08-08-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,981
Posted By delbiker1

Getting up in the morning and facing the day is...

Getting up in the morning and facing the day is dangerous. Safety is an illusion. In my opinion, fearing death is pretty much senseless. It happens to everyone at some point.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By delbiker1

Number one rule buying a bike, make sure it fits...

Number one rule buying a bike, make sure it fits you properly. Much more important than the price you pay. For me , if it was the one I was the most comfortable on, it would be the BMC with the...
08-08-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By delbiker1

I do not think I want to spend anywhere near that...

I do not think I want to spend anywhere near that amount of time on a bike. I was at 952 for July and I am good with that number. The really crazy one is the woman in Florida that did 85000 miles in...
Forum: Introductions
08-08-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome Debba, I hitchhiked across Canada in...

Welcome Debba, I hitchhiked across Canada in summer of 1974. I have fond memories of Toronto, staying in youth hostels for cheap, hanging out on Yonge St and doing the museums, exhibitions, etc.I...
Forum: Introductions
08-08-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. Enjoy your rides and be...

Welcome to BikeForums. Enjoy your rides and be safe.
08-08-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By delbiker1

Payoff

After self analyzing my fit/position on the bike and the pedal stroke, I have made changes that have paid off for me. I have gone back to a lower setting on my handlebars, raised/lowered the seat...
08-07-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By delbiker1

I agree with Tim on the Rubino tires. They are...

I agree with Tim on the Rubino tires. They are hard to beat at the price you can get them for. I actually prefer Rubino's that have tread. I like the slicks also, but when it is wet I believe the...
08-06-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By delbiker1

Based on what has been sold recently on the...

Based on what has been sold recently on the Forums, IMO, your price is high. You have a limited number of people looking for a whole group set of that age. Just an example, a 9 speed Ultegra group...
08-06-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,248
Posted By delbiker1

You are crazy!

You are crazy!
Forum: Introductions
08-06-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. Enjoy the ride and be safe.

Welcome to BikeForums. Enjoy the ride and be safe.
08-06-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,927
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Views: 377,470
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks for the reply. What is your location?...

Thanks for the reply. What is your location? There is a club here in south coastal Delaware, Sussex County Cyclists, that I have done rides with. I was a member one year. They have 4 or 5 categories...
08-06-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,927
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 377,470
Posted By delbiker1

One person's reasonable speed is not another's...

One person's reasonable speed is not another's reasonable speed. I like to keep a good pace going most of the time, that is just how I like to ride. My good pace today is definitely slower and I make...
08-06-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By delbiker1

I like Continental tubes. IMO, they last longer...

I like Continental tubes. IMO, they last longer and are easier to patch when they do get punctured. Most of the time, when I get a flat, it is due to tires that have worn treads. I have over 3000...
08-05-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,630
Posted By delbiker1

I am very happy with Pasela PTs. I have them is...

I am very happy with Pasela PTs. I have them is 25mm, the biggest my bike would fit. They actually look a bit bigger than other 25's I have. They have a really good tread, good flat resistance and...
08-05-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By delbiker1

I do not even know what Q factor is, but I have...

I do not even know what Q factor is, but I have changed the set up on my bikes to be friendlier to my knees and other body parts. I went with smaller chainrings and cassettes with higher tooth count...
08-05-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 51,820
Views: 6,867,485
Posted By delbiker1

I have been fired from jobs numerous times. It...

I have been fired from jobs numerous times. It has not been a hooray moment every time, but every time it put me on a different path. My path needed changing, I just did not recognize that every time.
08-04-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By delbiker1

How wide of tires will fit in this frame?

How wide of tires will fit in this frame?
08-03-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,676
Posted By delbiker1

I think only one, a '91 Ochsner steel road bike I...

I think only one, a '91 Ochsner steel road bike I have rebuilt. I bought it new in '92. I have three others, but I would be willing to sell or trade all of them to acquire the right touring bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 15,270
Posted By delbiker1

Egomaniac with an inferiority complex.

Egomaniac with an inferiority complex.
Forum: Introductions
07-29-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By delbiker1

Yes, and when you get to 10 posts, pictures with...

Yes, and when you get to 10 posts, pictures with your bike questions are appreciated by those who wish to help you. Help them help you.
Forum: Introductions
07-29-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, I am mechanically challenged. I bought...

Welcome, I am mechanically challenged. I bought some tools and started the process of learning the more involved aspects of bike maintenance. BikeForum members have been very generous and informative...
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By delbiker1

3 speed miyata

I am going to be in my home town for the next few days and have been thinking about buying a low cost, but decent shape. bike to leave in my sisters garage. That way I will have a bike already there...
07-27-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By delbiker1

Do you know of any wheel builders in your area?...

Do you know of any wheel builders in your area? Can you tell what area the "clunking" is coming from? That is a pretty general term and doesn't give much in the way of any clues as to what is going...
07-27-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 156,560
Posted By delbiker1

Any facilitators in the Pensacola, Fla. area to...

Any facilitators in the Pensacola, Fla. area to check out a beautiful Trek 720?
07-27-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 51,820
Views: 6,867,485
Posted By delbiker1

I e-mailed the seller of this bike to check if it...

I e-mailed the seller of this bike to check if it is in fact the whole package, everything in the picture. It is indeed all inclusive of what you see. The seller says he has another 720 and a Surly...
07-27-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By delbiker1

Another set of ears riding with you to try to...

Another set of ears riding with you to try to pinpoint where the noise is coming from might help. It is really hard to figure out where a noise is actually coming from while riding. Too much other...
07-27-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By delbiker1

There are certainly worse obsessions to have.

There are certainly worse obsessions to have.
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