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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By cyclezen

Given the amount of damage and where is occurred,...

Given the amount of damage and where is occurred, I would just not even bother... going thru the x-ray exam process worth all that?
Either the car driver's insurance will pay up or you might need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,169
Posted By cyclezen

fify your 'awareness' limit may be well...

fify

your 'awareness' limit may be well below your power limit...
Ride On
Yuri
08-07-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By cyclezen

Checked them out. They are either ordering short,...

Checked them out. They are either ordering short, to make sure they sell all OR they've also been affected by supply issues OR they're been selling well OR all 3.
all the +- $2K gravel bikes are...
08-07-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By cyclezen

Electrical inteference... Same thing happens to...

Electrical inteference...
Same thing happens to my HRM and cell on a stretch of road where there are some overhead major transmission lines... Both devices go wacko and the HRM eventually shuts off,...
08-06-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By cyclezen

totally agree! a 29r convert would be a great...

totally agree! a 29r convert would be a great gravel bike. Reach wouldn't be a problem because short stems are plentiful. And I also like the dropbar hand position and have short bar ends on my...
08-05-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,112
Posted By cyclezen

Thanks, so both a treatment and a preventative......

Thanks, so both a treatment and a preventative...
Good stories, I love stories.
Also a firm believer that anecdotal info is worth considering for lots of things...
I have a hereditary history in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,169
Posted By cyclezen

Spenco Second Skin...

Spenco Second Skin...
08-05-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By cyclezen

These days I'm more reluctant to do 'fit'...

These days I'm more reluctant to do 'fit' comments, because photos don;t really give the whole picture. In person is, of course, the best way to do these things.
But lets discuss a few things....
08-04-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,112
Posted By cyclezen

Can I ask? Are you taking Glucosamine as a...

Can I ask? Are you taking Glucosamine as a treatment, for say, OA? or as a preventative?
Ride On
Yuri
08-04-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 40,384
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, I think its some of both AND also if the...

Yeah, I think its some of both AND also if the rider hasn't had the opportunity to ride a bunch of different bikes, they're confused by the overwhelming variety/options.
The variety of different...
08-04-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By cyclezen

OK, Quick update on the Ride Now TPU Tubes 700 x...

OK, Quick update on the Ride Now TPU Tubes 700 x 18-32mm used in 700x23 tires Rubino Pros
2 weeks since receiving, ridden 4 times spread over the 2 wks, roughly 35 - 40 mi/ride.
no issues, 1st...
08-03-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 682
Posted By cyclezen

Over the last 20 yrs, have used an assortment of...

Over the last 20 yrs, have used an assortment of Kenda tires in both 700c and 26 (mtb). They've always been reliable, quite good running given the cost, never had any construction issues.
The 700c...
08-03-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By cyclezen

Dependz... Welcome Ride On Yuri

Dependz...
Welcome

Ride On
Yuri
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By cyclezen

OK, if you decide to get new wheels - 700c -...

OK, if you decide to get new wheels - 700c - moving the Domane wheelset over is not gonna be easy - Domane road wheels are 130mm rear. Domane Gravel is 142, you need 135, conversion -...
08-03-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By cyclezen

The discussion around gearing, 11 speed gearing...

The discussion around gearing, 11 speed gearing options availability has been had mulitple times before. I'm not going into a 'TimTak' discussion on suitability or use or any extended quagmire of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By cyclezen

given the bike was designed/spec'd for 650B x2.1...

given the bike was designed/spec'd for 650B x2.1 (=53.3mm) or 700c x 37/38 (from website); going to a 650B x 28 would be a very significant drop in bike height.
And maybe not a desirable drop in BB...
08-02-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By cyclezen

Given what you said, and what you first posted, I...

Given what you said, and what you first posted, I guess you've got the Buy Bike bug...
Before I go any further, I will say a 2nd bike is a 'must' (in my book), because I'd never want to be sidelined...
08-02-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By cyclezen

your question seems to focus mainly on...

your question seems to focus mainly on Drivetrain? not wheels? or other components?
I can only comment on Shimano, which I have bikes with components from early 2000s 9 spd & 10, thru 6700 10 spd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By cyclezen

Yes, key to riding is to find a few 'right'...

Yes, key to riding is to find a few 'right' groups, if they're out there...
Riding solo has it's Bene's. You get to dawdle when you want, and you can drill it when you want. And everything in...
08-01-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 689
Posted By cyclezen

maybe... I helped part-time, at a Raleigh...

maybe...
I helped part-time, at a Raleigh dealer (riding friend) for a summer, back in 79. He sold a bunch of Records, and they all were mostly the same livery. Frame was straight 531, with dropout...
07-31-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By cyclezen

4K cameras in the Pro races ?

Just watching the Classico San Sebastian (GCN webcast), and I am blown away by the VIDEO !
Especially notable/noticeable in the segments where dynamic range is always a challenge, sunny days where...
07-31-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 689
Posted By cyclezen

There ya go! Thanks for posting this! Ride On...

There ya go!
Thanks for posting this!
Ride On
Yuri
07-31-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 689
Posted By cyclezen

I also had both... liked them both... but Pro in...

I also had both... liked them both... but Pro in 24 was just a bit too big, Comp GS in 23.5 was a much better fit, otherwise it rode v-nice. And held up well in a soft bike bag (with lotsa foam...
07-31-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 575
Posted By cyclezen

Good on him! Best wishes for his recovery! Ride...

Good on him! Best wishes for his recovery!
Ride On
Yuri
07-31-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By cyclezen

Not surprised. That's a significant change in...

Not surprised. That's a significant change in saddle position. It not only affects the leg extension (height), but also moves you/your pelvic area/hips forward some.
This does change how and when...
07-31-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 689
Posted By cyclezen

I had, many years back, a published booklet,...

I had, many years back, a published booklet, which spec'd out al the different variations of Reynolds bike tubing. I no longer have it (can't find it...) - I have kept quite some extensive written...
07-30-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By cyclezen

would be great if we didn;t get even a hint of...

would be great if we didn;t get even a hint of SPOILER in this forum....
07-30-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,056
Posted By cyclezen

Women's racing is on a cusp. Not too many years...

Women's racing is on a cusp. Not too many years ago, much of the racing was a parade, with a few riders who battled it out. Now we have more riders battling it out, with a lot of inexperienced riders...
07-30-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 689
Posted By cyclezen

Dont; think I can help determine which year that...

Dont; think I can help determine which year that Team is, but it seems certainly to be 'team', not 'record'.
The Team and the Pro from Mk Iv onwards came with 'Continental Ovalized Fork Blades',...
07-30-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,708
Posted By cyclezen

mepps... didn't check the date...

mepps... didn't check the date...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20,480
Views: 4,777,041
Posted By cyclezen

They've only been on the wheels/bike for a week,...

They've only been on the wheels/bike for a week, and one ride (it's on the Tarmac I use for 'group rides' - which means getting shelled on the climbs... LOL)
Tomorrow I take it out again... and...
07-29-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By cyclezen

this may or may not apply, I wouldn't know... but...

this may or may not apply, I wouldn't know... but I always like to try the simple stuff first...
change the way you grip the bars? numb hands often come from centering the bars on the center of your...
07-29-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,056
Posted By cyclezen

Watched Stage 5 & 6 - great stuff ! a lot of...

Watched Stage 5 & 6 - great stuff !
a lot of learnin goin on. A lot of adrenalin goin on.
couldn't really ask for more.
sadly a big chunk of learnin happens from crashes.
the competition is...
07-29-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,056
Posted By cyclezen

Watched LA - The Move once... he had Hincapie...

Watched LA - The Move once... he had Hincapie and some other guy with him , men's TDF ...
a lotta plugs for their sponsors ... but mostly 3 drunk guys BS'ing... I get that they've gone thru all...
07-29-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,232
Posted By cyclezen

And that's a 48 ? Given where the saddle is (and...

And that's a 48 ? Given where the saddle is (and assuming position works fine) I can't imagine you on anything bigger.
Ok, frame size between manufacturers doesn't mean similar geometry... But...
07-29-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 261,734
Posted By cyclezen

I'm curious... The cassette is 11 speed? whats...

I'm curious... The cassette is 11 speed? whats the cog range - or even better, maybe share a link to the one you have?
I am heading to Germany, in October, and going to be buying a gravel bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By cyclezen

I always like to carry a 4 and 5mm hex/allen...

I always like to carry a 4 and 5mm hex/allen keys, for tightening and also if you have to make seat adjustments while out.
I always carry either a gel or a small pouch of fruit bites (Motts), it not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,723
Posted By cyclezen

LOL! Well OK ! I've always wanted to polish the...

LOL! Well OK ! I've always wanted to polish the shoes of my hero - Mel Brooks...
Entertain On
Yuri
07-27-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,056
Posted By cyclezen

Been watching it regular, but just not coming...

Been watching it regular, but just not coming here... you know, the threat of spoilers...
It's been great! I think it's exactly at the right level of race/length/difficulty. It is the 1st in 33...
07-27-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By cyclezen

well, Yes and No. Ibuprofen is used as a 'Pain...

well, Yes and No.
Ibuprofen is used as a 'Pain Killer', but it's primary purposes are as a 'blood thinner' and anti-inflammatory...
so given a situation which is mostly crippling and inhibiting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,723
Posted By cyclezen

If you love cycling, then relate the 'love', not...

If you love cycling, then relate the 'love', not the 'hate'.
it's ok to contend a point - like you make the point that money, or a more expensive machine doesn't necessarily improve one's riding. Ok...
07-27-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By cyclezen

Not a MD, just have been a sufferer of a variety...

Not a MD, just have been a sufferer of a variety of serious back issues, over the years...
Have the Professionals you've consulted ruled out any form of Sciatica ?

one thing to try - if you don;t...
07-27-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,662
Posted By cyclezen

Just a quick Heads-up... Check the date of the...

Just a quick Heads-up...
Check the date of the post before yours, 2013... you brought it back from the dead.. LOL!
We all do it... I sometimes forget to check the dates, when a thread suddenly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By cyclezen

Tourmalet all the way. Never expect a used bike...

Tourmalet all the way. Never expect a used bike to be fully rideable out of the blocks... If the frame is in good shape, paint can be touched up.
Check the wheels (if you know how) , checking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 32,639
Posted By cyclezen

good idea! I always have to add additional pads...

good idea! I always have to add additional pads because I have a low forehead, and most helmets come down too far over my forehead to the eyes.
I would try putting the pads more over to the side and...
Forum: Introductions
07-27-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By cyclezen

Welcome Iver ! The Classic & Vintage forum is...

Welcome Iver !
The Classic & Vintage forum is very active and always a great place to show your bikes, as well as see what others ride!
Ride On
Yuri
Forum: Introductions
07-27-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By cyclezen

Všlkommen ! The Cyclocross - Gravel Forum is...

Všlkommen !
The Cyclocross - Gravel Forum is quite active - and we love to see photos from all the places our members ride!
I'll look forward to seeing some interesting pics from areas you ride!...
Forum: Introductions
07-27-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By cyclezen

Welcome! Also ask in the Classic & Vintage...

Welcome!
Also ask in the Classic & Vintage forum
Ride On
Yuri
07-27-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,232
Posted By cyclezen

Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post...

Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1255020-frame-size-preference.html#post22574448)
There's another aspect to this I haven't seen mentioned. (Granted,...
07-26-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By cyclezen

Welcome Laura, It's great that you have done...

Welcome Laura,
It's great that you have done some extensive searching and getting info to make your decisions. And your 'problem' is just a matter of the way things are. Higher cost, more cooler...
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