Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction LXXVII

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-20-20, 03:59 PM
  #2426  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 26,818

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 287 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7054 Post(s)
Liked 470 Times in 294 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
they want a trainer on-screen "motivating" them?

​​​
Damn right, the cutie is worth the extra bucks.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 04:10 PM
  #2427  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: hampton roads
Posts: 690

Bikes: cannondale caad 4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 561 Post(s)
Liked 163 Times in 87 Posts
Some of the guys in my group ride have a peloton, I never gave it much thought why they have those vs another trainer. The subscription fee is enough to turn me off. The price of the actual bike doesn’t seem too bad when looking at the price of other indoor trainers. Adding a bike on top of the indoor trainers can be pretty steep.
My goal would be to overall ride outside year round. The only reason an indoor trainer appeals to me, is once I go back to work I’m only home two days a week. It’s gunna significantly impact how much I will able to ride. And if the wx is poor when I am home I would like to be able to still train on those two days that I am home.
When I’m at work, I plan on renting bikes when I can, but I’ve yet to get a clear idea on how much that might cost me. And if all else fails using the stationary bike in the hotel. sounds dreadful

I am also considering a folding bike. However most others in my profession frown heavily upon this, and I’m worried without a good enough case it getting destroyed being thrown in the back of the the plane repeatedly.
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 04:11 PM
  #2428  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 17,864

Bikes: Giant Propel, Gianni Motta, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX, Garneau Steeple X

Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6927 Post(s)
Liked 395 Times in 223 Posts
Skipped the trainer and hit the road for 20 miles. 22°A and a 10 mph NW wind.

It was a two baklava day and lobster gloves.
__________________
Dennis T

I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I can't believe the ignorance out there. - An Anonymous Addictionite.

Trsnrtr is offline  
Likes For Trsnrtr:
Old 01-20-20, 04:24 PM
  #2429  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 30,948

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 432 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10793 Post(s)
Liked 659 Times in 409 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Some of the guys in my group ride have a peloton, I never gave it much thought why they have those vs another trainer. The subscription fee is enough to turn me off. The price of the actual bike doesn’t seem too bad when looking at the price of other indoor trainers. Adding a bike on top of the indoor trainers can be pretty steep.
My goal would be to overall ride outside year round. The only reason an indoor trainer appeals to me, is once I go back to work I’m only home two days a week. It’s gunna significantly impact how much I will able to ride. And if the wx is poor when I am home I would like to be able to still train on those two days that I am home.
When I’m at work, I plan on renting bikes when I can, but I’ve yet to get a clear idea on how much that might cost me. And if all else fails using the stationary bike in the hotel. sounds dreadful

I am also considering a folding bike. However most others in my profession frown heavily upon this, and I’m worried without a good enough case it getting destroyed being thrown in the back of the the plane repeatedly.
One of my cycling friends was a commercial pilot for many years. He somehow found a way to get his break-away Calfee in or near the cockpit with him. He is now retired and a full-time cyclist.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 04:28 PM
  #2430  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: hampton roads
Posts: 690

Bikes: cannondale caad 4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 561 Post(s)
Liked 163 Times in 87 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
One of my cycling friends was a commercial pilot for many years. He somehow found a way to get his break-away Calfee in or near the cockpit with him. He is now retired and a full-time cyclist.
Im about to change companies and aircraft. I’ll have to see what the new companies policies are. The plane I fly now any extra space is taken by the jump seat, which is almost always filled.
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 04:30 PM
  #2431  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 30,948

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 432 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10793 Post(s)
Liked 659 Times in 409 Posts
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Skipped the trainer and hit the road for 20 miles. 22°A and a 10 mph NW wind.

It was a two baklava day and lobster gloves.
Kudos
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 04:31 PM
  #2432  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 30,948

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 432 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10793 Post(s)
Liked 659 Times in 409 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Im about to change companies and aircraft. I’ll have to see what the new companies policies are. The plane I fly now any extra space is taken by the jump seat, which is almost always filled.
I don't know the details, but both he AND his wife often flew together (she is a pilot too, they are both former Navy pilots), so maybe the two of them worked out a deal to find a spot for the bike? I hope you find a solution but agree you will have to sound out the new job before you figure out a strategy.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 05:14 PM
  #2433  
Bah Humbug
runner
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 13,941

Bikes: Cervelo S1

Mentioned: 112 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4104 Post(s)
Liked 225 Times in 157 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I'm going to have to see some ID, please.
Must have left that in my other pants, officer.

Funny thing is this is literally the first day in a while I tipped a bottle, and wow it hits you when you pour a few fingers of Belvy after abstaining for a couple of months.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 06:12 PM
  #2434  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 12,601

Bikes: 72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 78 Schwinn World(upright town bike), 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 88 Centurion Ironman Expert,92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5396 Post(s)
Liked 168 Times in 130 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Take 1l of water, add a fistful of sugar and a pinch of salt. Drink. Do it now and thank me later.

#ORT
Actually, for my electrolyte mix on the bike, I squeeze a half a lemon, or lime, into the bottle and add a tsp of salt.
__________________
one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 06:18 PM
  #2435  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 12,601

Bikes: 72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 78 Schwinn World(upright town bike), 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 88 Centurion Ironman Expert,92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5396 Post(s)
Liked 168 Times in 130 Posts
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Speaking of vintage bikes that are a size too big for me... this popped up for $250, and it's awfully difficult to say no...

All of my bikes are a size too big for me.
#60mmstemsforthewin
__________________
one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 06:33 PM
  #2436  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 34,678

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 602 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11070 Post(s)
Liked 107 Times in 78 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Pretty sure there is no immunization out for that.
Uh oh.
__________________
Velo Vol is online now  
Old 01-20-20, 06:39 PM
  #2437  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 12,601

Bikes: 72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 78 Schwinn World(upright town bike), 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 88 Centurion Ironman Expert,92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5396 Post(s)
Liked 168 Times in 130 Posts
Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Same. I'm 37 and right on the edge. It catches people off guard when I remind them where I fit in. The youngest Millenial is something like 24 years old. Well past college age and starting a career.
Millenials didn;t start at the turn of the millenium? wth?
__________________
one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 06:45 PM
  #2438  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 12,601

Bikes: 72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 78 Schwinn World(upright town bike), 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 88 Centurion Ironman Expert,92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5396 Post(s)
Liked 168 Times in 130 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Sad truth is both mrs datlas and I can start looking for 55+ housing options this year.
Life begins at 67
__________________
one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 06:46 PM
  #2439  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: hampton roads
Posts: 690

Bikes: cannondale caad 4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 561 Post(s)
Liked 163 Times in 87 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
One of my cycling friends was a commercial pilot for many years. He somehow found a way to get his break-away Calfee in or near the cockpit with him. He is now retired and a full-time cyclist.
These breakaway bikes are blowing my mind right now. The other pilot that cycles has a folding bike, and that’s all i’ve ever seen. I don’t know how I haven’t heard of this before.

you see kids addition is informative.
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 06:52 PM
  #2440  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 30,948

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 432 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10793 Post(s)
Liked 659 Times in 409 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
These breakaway bikes are blowing my mind right now. The other pilot that cycles has a folding bike, and that’s all i’ve ever seen. I don’t know how I haven’t heard of this before.

you see kids addition is informative.
Here is a pic of his breakaway Calfee, for your viewing pleasure:


__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 06:53 PM
  #2441  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 46,720

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 161 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6969 Post(s)
Liked 287 Times in 204 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I have a weakness for Amazonian women that could kick my ass. Should I take this to the confession thread?
Prolly
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 06:56 PM
  #2442  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: hampton roads
Posts: 690

Bikes: cannondale caad 4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 561 Post(s)
Liked 163 Times in 87 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Here is a pic of his breakaway Calfee, for your viewing pleasure:



Would there be an issue with this being my main road bike? If I purchased one of these I would bring it with me to work, but I would use it at home as well until I could save up for another bike. I’ll do more fact finding. I guess my question are these meant to ride as many miles as a regular road bike.

The calfee ones are sick but way above my pay grade. The richie ones look doable.
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 06:56 PM
  #2443  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 12,601

Bikes: 72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 78 Schwinn World(upright town bike), 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 88 Centurion Ironman Expert,92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5396 Post(s)
Liked 168 Times in 130 Posts
Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
I had to look it up. So 2k+ for the bike and then 39 bucks a month? Honestly, it may seem like a lot, but I have what was a retail $4500 USD bike on a 500 dollar trainer. I bought it for much less (incentives from Trek for bike shop employees) and it's not even worth like 1500 bucks now, but still. I would imagine that even if a person bought the bike and subscribed year round, it wouldn't be near the cost of your road bike+mountain/cross bike+helmet+bottles+bibs+jerseys+shoes+pedals and on and on.

And yeah, to clarify: My Dura Ace eqipped Carbon Domane sits on the trainer. It hasn't seen pavement in months. My aluminum Crockett with 105 *gasp* 10 speed does all the real miles. One of these days I'll go somewhere with real hills and free the Domane from its prison.
One of these days I'll find out, first hand, if Dura Ace is that much any better than 105. NOT!!
__________________
one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 06:58 PM
  #2444  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Rockford IL
Posts: 1,046

Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1981 Trek 716, 2014 Canfield Nimble 9

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 640 Post(s)
Liked 283 Times in 148 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Im about to change companies and aircraft. I’ll have to see what the new companies policies are. The plane I fly now any extra space is taken by the jump seat, which is almost always filled.
What airplane are you flying?
abshipp is online now  
Old 01-20-20, 06:59 PM
  #2445  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 46,720

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 161 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6969 Post(s)
Liked 287 Times in 204 Posts
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Skipped the trainer and hit the road for 20 miles. 22°A and a 10 mph NW wind.

It was a two baklava day and lobster gloves.
Kudos
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 06:59 PM
  #2446  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 12,601

Bikes: 72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 78 Schwinn World(upright town bike), 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 88 Centurion Ironman Expert,92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5396 Post(s)
Liked 168 Times in 130 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Not to mention that a real bike + trainer is just a wee bit more versatile. I mean, it obviously has a place in the market at this point, there's just not much Venn overlap between road cyclists and Peloton users.
Exactly
__________________
one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 07:00 PM
  #2447  
kissTheApex
Senior Member
 
kissTheApex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 805

Bikes: Fuji Team 08

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 175 Post(s)
Liked 51 Times in 39 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Would there be an issue with this being my main road bike?

The calfee ones are sick but way above my pay grade. The richie ones look doable.
A colleague commutes on an SS coupled bike. Check lynskey. I’m pretty sure they have/had a somewhat reasonable road touring frame with couplers at some point. It was called backroads or some such.
kissTheApex is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 07:01 PM
  #2448  
2manybikes
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 17,829

Bikes: 2 many

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1129 Post(s)
Liked 92 Times in 61 Posts
Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Emergency brake.
Spark advance.
2manybikes is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 07:01 PM
  #2449  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: hampton roads
Posts: 690

Bikes: cannondale caad 4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 561 Post(s)
Liked 163 Times in 87 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
what airplane are you flying?
145
bampilot06 is offline  
Likes For bampilot06:
Old 01-20-20, 07:01 PM
  #2450  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: hampton roads
Posts: 690

Bikes: cannondale caad 4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 561 Post(s)
Liked 163 Times in 87 Posts
Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
A colleague commutes on an SS coupled bike. Check lynskey. I’m pretty sure they have/had a somewhat reasonable road touring frame with couplers at some point. It was called backroads or some such.
will check it out. thanks
bampilot06 is offline  
Likes For bampilot06:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.