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09-12-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,670
Posted By frogbiscuit

Not really. My other "thing" is guitars, and I...

Not really. My other "thing" is guitars, and I don't name them either. I did name my truck Betty, she's a big girl (RAM 2500 with a 3" lift)
09-05-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,670
Posted By frogbiscuit

As a sailor, I get it. My wife says when I get...

As a sailor, I get it. My wife says when I get squirrely "do you need a bike ride?"

or

"do you need to go fishing?"
09-04-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By frogbiscuit

Love my Chesters. I wear New Balance skater...

Love my Chesters. I wear New Balance skater shoes, wide enough for my duck feet, and a nice stiff sole.
09-03-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By frogbiscuit

I bought a Specialized Sirrus last year at 275,...

I bought a Specialized Sirrus last year at 275, now I'm under 240, and the bike is no worse for the wear.
09-03-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By frogbiscuit

Jamis makes a good steel frame bike. ...

Jamis makes a good steel frame bike.

https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/codaseries.html
08-30-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By frogbiscuit

I can't take any strong NSAID because it tears up...

I can't take any strong NSAID because it tears up my stomach. The doctor went through all kinds of stuff to relieve my gout before she gave me a steroid to relieve the inflammation. She said treat it...
08-30-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,098
Posted By frogbiscuit

Yeah I get the purge, I think we all have those...

Yeah I get the purge, I think we all have those life changing moments where we are faced with our own mortality.

I turned 58 this summer and have been telling people for many years that I want to...
08-27-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By frogbiscuit

Nice! I dig my 2017 Sirrus, but it is slowly but...

Nice! I dig my 2017 Sirrus, but it is slowly but surely getting pretty beat up. Nice bike.
08-23-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,512
Posted By frogbiscuit

Did you have to change the cables?

Did you have to change the cables?
08-23-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 311,943
Posted By frogbiscuit

A couple of years ago was up to 275+ after...

A couple of years ago was up to 275+ after tearing my shoulder and a horrendous commute. I took a much lower paying job that is close by, and this year have put over 1200 miles in the bike. This...
08-22-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,817
Posted By frogbiscuit

fantastic. I started back at 55. I love bikes.

fantastic. I started back at 55. I love bikes.
08-16-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,812
Posted By frogbiscuit

I am REALLY late to the party. Have ridden bikes...

I am REALLY late to the party. Have ridden bikes for 50+ years, mostly as a way to get exercise, on cheap bikes. In 2004 I bought a Gary Fisher Marlin, and rode a bit until I started a string of...
08-16-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,512
Posted By frogbiscuit

That's an awesome setup. Thanks for showing me...

That's an awesome setup. Thanks for showing me that.
08-16-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By frogbiscuit

I am 240 and have 28's on my roadie at 100 psi. ...

I am 240 and have 28's on my roadie at 100 psi.
My daily rider is a Specialized Sirrus (32's I think) and I run those about 90. I used to run them about 80 but performance seemd better at 90.
08-16-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,827
Posted By frogbiscuit

My father was a pilot and was retired at age 60....

My father was a pilot and was retired at age 60. He lived to 85. He once told me "If I knew I was going to outlive my money, I would have found another job"
08-16-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,512
Posted By frogbiscuit

Which ones did you get? I was thinking of the...

Which ones did you get? I was thinking of the grips with the horns on them.
08-16-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,512
Posted By frogbiscuit

Thanks for the advice. I did put an extension and...

Thanks for the advice. I did put an extension and the original bars back on the bike and it helped, but it's not perfect. I think that the lack of options for differnt hand positions is an issue as...
08-16-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,512
Posted By frogbiscuit

I have something very similar on my bikes.

I have something very similar on my bikes.
08-15-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,512
Posted By frogbiscuit

That's an interesting thread. I may play with the...

That's an interesting thread. I may play with the stem first. After reading that I am thinking the stem length is too much.
08-14-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,512
Posted By frogbiscuit

Handlebar question for fellow geezers

I have been riding a Specialized Sirrus for a couple of years - I really like it but I do get some hand/wrist pain after 10 or 15 miles. Has anyone tried replacing them with the Soma Clarence bars or...
08-14-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,153
Posted By frogbiscuit

Congrats! I went from 275+ and am now down to...

Congrats! I went from 275+ and am now down to 240ish since last year. I would love to get under 200 once again.

You sir, are an inspiration to us all.
07-26-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By frogbiscuit

1000 miles this year

At 58 I finally hit 1k. Probably will hit close to 2k this year if I can stay healthy
06-24-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,655
Posted By frogbiscuit

Shoe/pedal combination for flat feet

Finally found a decent combination, New Balance skater shoes and race face Chester flatties. For the record, I have 13 EE shoes. I was born with flat feet. Just did 15 miles and I liked it....
05-23-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,179
Posted By frogbiscuit

Guy Clark said "turning 50 is great, your give a...

Guy Clark said "turning 50 is great, your give a ****ter stops working"
05-23-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24,659
Views: 2,329,961
Posted By frogbiscuit

Yesterday 17 miles, about 1/2 mile of bone...

Yesterday 17 miles, about 1/2 mile of bone jarring craptastic gravel. Probably stay on the pavement today and do about 15.

Oh and I also went to the gym and did a bit of lifting.
05-23-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,967
Posted By frogbiscuit

She is 13. We let her pick it out. I was willing...

She is 13. We let her pick it out. I was willing to go to the LBS, but she saw this one and she loved it because it was "pretty". WHen she was younger, she was quite the rider, and she is a decent...
05-23-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By frogbiscuit

Rx-100 cable fixing bolt

I am missing the cable fixing bolt and plate for the rear derailleur (Shimano rx-100). I looked inline to find a replacement, but I haven't been able to find a direct OEM replacement. Is there a bolt...
05-23-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By frogbiscuit

I agree. Anti-seize has colloidal copper or lead...

I agree. Anti-seize has colloidal copper or lead and is especually effective when fastening dissimilar metals. I use it on all threaded surfaces (works great on wheel lug bolts). In bicycle...
05-20-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By frogbiscuit

20 miles on Saturday

Did the DC bike ride in Saturday. 20 miles. Lots of people, it was very slow, but we did it. My wife was a beast, and she is not a regular cyclist, but she is 12 years younger than me. Longest ride...
05-20-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By frogbiscuit

Yes, it took months after my surgery to get it...

Yes, it took months after my surgery to get it straight. I am on 150 mcg and have been for ten plus years. I get blood drawn every 3-6 months and every once in a while the doc says your TSH is a...
05-17-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By frogbiscuit

Yeah, the hanger was bent and so was the cage...

Yeah, the hanger was bent and so was the cage that holds the pulley. Did a couple of 15 milers, after some adjustment, seems to work fine. Just wondering what would be an upgrade, if there is one.
05-17-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By frogbiscuit

Doc seems to think it's reflux, so I am staying...

Doc seems to think it's reflux, so I am staying off the coffee this morning and seeing how that works.

My wife has us on a keto diet, so I am thinking I need a bowl of raisin bran.
05-16-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By frogbiscuit

Oh yeah, seems like no worse for the wear, just...

Oh yeah, seems like no worse for the wear, just dont heal as fast as I used to.
05-16-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,967
Posted By frogbiscuit

I let my wife take my daughter bike shopping

And they went to Wal Mart. It is a nightmare. Daughter constantly complains the bike is difficult to ride, and things constantly fall off of it.

I told her not to go there, but I'm and idiot for...
05-16-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By frogbiscuit

I had papillary thyroid cancer about 12 years...

I had papillary thyroid cancer about 12 years ago, complete thyroidectomy followed by a dose of radioactive iodine. There was a lot of things that should have pointed towards this- depression, roller...
05-16-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By frogbiscuit

See my Altus doesn't look like that. It's black...

See my Altus doesn't look like that. It's black and mostly plastic. Are there different grades of Altus? I am just wondering if maybe I bent it in the fall, I should replace it? It seems to work...
05-16-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By frogbiscuit

I ate a steak and....

I have kind of avoided steak since I had a colon resection due to diverticulitis about ten years ago, but I ate a big one the other day.

Since then I have had daily stomach cramps, headaches, and...
05-16-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By frogbiscuit

Fell to the left, reached from the right

Fell to the left, reached from the right
05-16-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By frogbiscuit

I have had both rotator cuffs repaired - left...

I have had both rotator cuffs repaired - left about 12 years ago, I tore the rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and subscapualris (the one under the armpit) about 2 years ago I had a massive L shaped tear...
05-16-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By frogbiscuit

8 speed upgrade

I had to do a little tweaking on my Specialized Sirrus rear derailleur and the 8 speed Shimano Altus seems a little cheesy. Not 100% familiar with the Shimano hierarchy, what would be considered an...
05-15-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,005
Posted By frogbiscuit

I will throw my $.02 in. As one who worked in...

I will throw my $.02 in. As one who worked in manufacturing (steel, aluminum, plastics, composites) for 35 years, in the grand scheme of things, bicycle bearings move very slowly. The argument for or...
05-08-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
Posted By frogbiscuit

I do the same thing. I look at Performance and...

I do the same thing. I look at Performance and Nashbar for the technical specs, and then order the part from Amazon. With free one day shipping now, there's no reason no to. And I don't get jacked...
05-07-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,736
Posted By frogbiscuit

I get it. I'm almost 58, two kids still in...

I get it. I'm almost 58, two kids still in school, both going to college. Luckily for me I enjoy wrenching and there are lots of decent bikes out there for really cheap. I did buy a new SPecialized...
05-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,129
Posted By frogbiscuit

That is sick. I would totally ride that to work...

That is sick. I would totally ride that to work every day. The only thing that prevents me from riding my bike (7 miles) is that there are some seriously dangerous roads that are 45mph. Even my gas...
05-07-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By frogbiscuit

I have settled on Strava and Samsung fitness,...

I have settled on Strava and Samsung fitness, mostly because Strava automatically downloads the info to SF, and in one app I can track eating, sleeping, weight, etc.

Those numbers are impressive...
05-06-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,129
Posted By frogbiscuit

There are actually a lot of similarities, and I...

There are actually a lot of similarities, and I believe that the original intent of the OP was that at some point some sort of mechanical advantage must be needed in order to remain on a bike as we...
05-03-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,129
Posted By frogbiscuit

I decided to build a gas bike, and then...

I decided to build a gas bike, and then subsequently, in my 50's, become a full time grad student at Virginia Tech. The gas bike sure came in handy after falling off my regular bike in the middle of...
05-02-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By frogbiscuit

I get it. Two of my brothers and I have had...

I get it. Two of my brothers and I have had thyroid cancer, three different types, only one proved to be fatal.
05-02-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By frogbiscuit

Years ago I was having what they thought were...

Years ago I was having what they thought were chronic UTI's (turned out to be a basty case of diverticulitis). In the meantime the doc did a prostate exam and said it was "mushy" and that I needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,884
Posted By frogbiscuit

I'm curious, why aren't you measuring the chain...

I'm curious, why aren't you measuring the chain with a caliper when it's new, and then rechecking it every so often? Wouldn't that be the true measure of chain wear?
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