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10-14-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Wileyrat

I throw mine away.

I throw mine away.
10-12-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Wileyrat

I bought a new bike from Amain a couple of weeks...

I bought a new bike from Amain a couple of weeks ago. I was impressed by the customer rep I dealt with, and it was probably the fastest shipping I've seen other than Amazon Prime (ordered on Thurs,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,956
Posted By Wileyrat

Just bought a new mtn bike a couple of weeks ago....

Just bought a new mtn bike a couple of weeks ago. It's had two shakeout rides now, and after the second ride it became dork disc free.

Whomever set it up at the factory did a good job of adjusting...
10-07-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,763
Posted By Wileyrat

80 to 85, downhill, with at least a breeze to my...

80 to 85, downhill, with at least a breeze to my back

My fastest times on a known route seem to be when it's in the low 80's.
10-06-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Wileyrat

Done. Honestly, I'm not much for fitness...

Done.

Honestly, I'm not much for fitness apps. I use Ride with Gps to track the basics, and I use a walking/hiking app to track those basics. Other than that, I know how I'm doing in the gym, and...
10-06-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By Wileyrat

Light winds, generally my CF Ridley. If I'm...

Light winds, generally my CF Ridley. If I'm feeling nostalgic, it's the ole Team Fuji.

Moderate winds, generally my mtn bike, unless the winds are out of the East. Mt Lemmon blocks East winds if I...
10-06-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Wileyrat

I hate to say this, but if you're looking at just...

I hate to say this, but if you're looking at just spending a few hundred bucks, stand over the frame and if the top bar doesn't touch, the frame will probably fit close enough that it can be dialed...
10-05-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By Wileyrat

Yeah, the decision has been made. I've been...

Yeah, the decision has been made. I've been looking at new trails to ride tomorrow.
10-05-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By Wileyrat

I'm sharing the OP's dilemma here. Tomorrow the...

I'm sharing the OP's dilemma here. Tomorrow the weather will be perfect for a trip on the road, but I just bought a new mtn bike last weekend. I just finished getting the new bike's fit dialed in,...
10-05-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,766
Posted By Wileyrat

I just like to ride, and fortunately, cycling...

I just like to ride, and fortunately, cycling happens to be a very healthy activity, unless you fall off the bike.
10-01-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Wileyrat

I have an old Trek 850 in the same color. That...

I have an old Trek 850 in the same color. That bike served me well riding trails in the Northwest back in the 90's, but not so well in the Az desert. It's been replaced by bikes more suited to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,956
Posted By Wileyrat

I haven't had a roadie with one in 47 yrs, and...

I haven't had a roadie with one in 47 yrs, and I've never had a problem.

My wife and daughter do consider me a bit OCD with my bike maintenance though....YMMV
09-29-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Wileyrat

Might want to ask in the electric bike forum.

Might want to ask in the electric bike forum.
09-29-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Wileyrat

New bike day yesterday

I went and bought myself a new hardtail mtn bike. I got a 19 Marin Nail Trail 6 from AMain for close to half off by the time the rep applied an extra discount.

The brown truck brought it last...
09-27-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,608
Posted By Wileyrat

Move to Southern Arizona. Our real riding season...

Move to Southern Arizona. Our real riding season is just beginning.
09-23-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,337
Posted By Wileyrat

A couple of Camelback Podium Chills (left on my...

A couple of Camelback Podium Chills (left on my back bumper after rides). My wallet and phone on one bad day after shredding a back tire. A couple of months ago I ran over my computer when it fell...
09-23-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,158
Posted By Wileyrat

I've never noticed Cervelo's per se being type...

I've never noticed Cervelo's per se being type cast, but I've seen a number of posters here type cast any bike more expensive than theirs as an extravagant waste of money.

Fwiw, I'm already...
09-22-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Wileyrat

Congrats on the new ride, and good luck not...

Congrats on the new ride, and good luck not checking out new bikes and stuff.
09-22-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Wileyrat

I have a 90 Trek 850 taking up space that I've...

I have a 90 Trek 850 taking up space that I've been threatening to do the same thing to.
09-19-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By Wileyrat

I think we're finally done with 100+ degree days...

I think we're finally done with 100+ degree days in Tucson. I'm guessing another couple of weeks and I'll be able to handle the temps enough to ride after work.
09-16-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,242
Posted By Wileyrat

Bullfrog spf50 stick. A see a lot of those...

Bullfrog spf50 stick.

A see a lot of those helmet brims here in Tucson.
09-14-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,181
Posted By Wileyrat

When I get bored with road riding I switch up to...

When I get bored with road riding I switch up to my mtn bike for a ride or two.
09-11-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,309
Posted By Wileyrat

During riding season in Tucson I try for 3 rides...

During riding season in Tucson I try for 3 rides a week, for a total of between 75-100 miles. An afterwork ride for me is typically 25 miles on the road or a 10ish mile mtn bike ride. Weekends I go...
09-08-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,214
Posted By Wileyrat

I strongly suspect we're looking at the cycling...

I strongly suspect we're looking at the cycling equivalent of a concept car. Interesting idea, but something that we'll never see in production.
09-07-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,214
Posted By Wileyrat

Maybe they'll let you be a beta tester, and then...

Maybe they'll let you be a beta tester, and then let us know how well it works in real life.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Wileyrat

If it were me, I'd go with either option 1 or 3,...

If it were me, I'd go with either option 1 or 3, just to keep the original crankset look.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Wileyrat

Never thought about torque specs before on my...

Never thought about torque specs before on my cleats, I just crank on em until I think, " yeah those ain't shifting", and then I crank a bit more.

I do like the german phrase "gutentite" though.
09-03-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,328
Posted By Wileyrat

What you're using are liner shorts and are meant...

What you're using are liner shorts and are meant to be worn under something else. I used them with gym shorts on my mountain bike until I built up a collection of worn out cycling shorts that I wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By Wileyrat

If you can get your partner to go for a 7k bike...

If you can get your partner to go for a 7k bike just to get a brake upgrade, you need to post how you did it.

Until then, I guess I'll just have to ride on my old dependable Hed Ardennes wheels...
09-03-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,569
Posted By Wileyrat

I've had to evict a diamondback from the...

I've had to evict a diamondback from the driveway, or my daughter would still be in the car. I've also had a few gila monsters in my back yard, including one that fell into the pool and managed to...
09-03-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By Wileyrat

By the thread title, I thought I was going to...

By the thread title, I thought I was going to read about the OP falling off his bike.

I may have a bit of experience with that.
09-03-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,569
Posted By Wileyrat

I haven't seen a rattler yet this year, but as...

I haven't seen a rattler yet this year, but as nighttime temps start to drop they'll be out more sunning themselves.

I do usually see at least one roadrunner on my road rides. Funny thing though,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,760
Posted By Wileyrat

In the vintage steel frame days you would've...

In the vintage steel frame days you would've torqued the wheel into the chainstay.

I may know that from experience..... Or not..;)
09-01-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,251
Posted By Wileyrat

Dang, if I ever ride with you, I'll have to...

Dang, if I ever ride with you, I'll have to remember to bring my old roadie......The one without brifters. ;)
09-01-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,251
Posted By Wileyrat

And without mamils and their money, maybe there...

And without mamils and their money, maybe there would be less innovation in the cycling industry today.
09-01-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,251
Posted By Wileyrat

This. If you want see some interesting...

This.

If you want see some interesting images, do a web search of racers, say from Fausto Coppi to Eddie Merckx, Lemond and Hinault too, and see how much those world champs rode the tops and hoods.
09-01-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,359
Posted By Wileyrat

I think your shop meant cutting down the steerer...

I think your shop meant cutting down the steerer tube, and not the head tube. You want a lower more aggressive riding position, slam the stem and try it out before you cut the steerer tube and see...
08-31-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,696
Posted By Wileyrat

I' m looking forward to the Tucson summer ending,...

I' m looking forward to the Tucson summer ending, and being able to get out of the gym and onto my bike after work.
08-29-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,838
Posted By Wileyrat

So OP, how about you tell us all about your new...

So OP, how about you tell us all about your new "5k" bike, and let us revel in your purchasing skills.

In other words, lets us know what you bought.
08-29-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,111
Posted By Wileyrat

I have a couple of bikes that realistically I'll...

I have a couple of bikes that realistically I'll never ride again, but I'm having a hard time parting with them.

Maybe by the time I turn 65, or we downsize...Whichever comes first.
08-27-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,850
Posted By Wileyrat

I had one done on a Friday last Dec., and rode on...

I had one done on a Friday last Dec., and rode on Sunday.
08-25-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,568
Posted By Wileyrat

Happy belated anniversary!!!!! My wife got...

Happy belated anniversary!!!!!

My wife got me back into riding a number of years ago after a 12 yr layoff........ I believe to get me out of the house.
08-22-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Wileyrat

Hed Ardennes plus

Hed Ardennes plus
08-19-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,808
Posted By Wileyrat

I've never had any issues with the Garneau stuff...

I've never had any issues with the Garneau stuff I've had (shorts, and helmets).

Some things just have issues no matter what the brand.
08-18-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,014
Posted By Wileyrat

No. I've managed to endanger my safety...

No.

I've managed to endanger my safety enough through inattention and survived to intentionally do it for convenience.

In that example, I may not come to a complete clip out stop if it's...
08-18-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,418
Posted By Wileyrat

If you stick with riding, no. If it becomes a...

If you stick with riding, no. If it becomes a clothes hanger, yes.

Fwiw, I ride a carbon fiber Ridley Fenix that was around 2500, ready to ride. I tip the scales at at around 220, and it's never...
08-18-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Wileyrat

Stupid is as stupid does. When things go bad...

Stupid is as stupid does.

When things go bad for them, they're going to go very bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By Wileyrat

Guaranteed to happen now. You've angered the flat...

Guaranteed to happen now. You've angered the flat gnomes by bragging about not getting a flat.

If I were you, I'd start carrying two spare tubes and a patch kit.
08-11-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,882
Posted By Wileyrat

A bicycle is a pretty simple machine, and cycling...

A bicycle is a pretty simple machine, and cycling becomes a lot cheaper when you do your own maintenance.

I replaced my shift cables a couple of hundred miles ago, and my rear derailleur was a...
08-10-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,937
Posted By Wileyrat

For some reason I can't get the article, but I...

For some reason I can't get the article, but I really just need to look in the garage at the 83 Team Fuji hanging right above the 2015 Ridley Fenix to see the difference.
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