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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By delbiker1

I think you are going to have to try it to find...

I think you are going to have to try it to find out for sure. I have 5700ss 12/32 with a 50/36 crank set and it shifts up to the 32 T with no problem, b screw turned in. From what I have seen and...
01-25-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 260,615
Posted By delbiker1

I was down for the count for 10 days, covid...

I was down for the count for 10 days, covid negative, I guess the flu. I am not sure how long it has been since I went 10 consecutive days without a ride, guessing 2013 or 2014. Yesterday, I I did a...
01-25-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 307
Posted By delbiker1

l have an all purpose/utility bike, '89 Fuji Ace...

l have an all purpose/utility bike, '89 Fuji Ace that I have equipped with a triple with a 9 speed rear12/28. The front is 50/38/28. I live in the flatland of south coastal De., so climbing is not a...
01-24-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By delbiker1

As a rider with chronic neck, spinal column...

As a rider with chronic neck, spinal column issues, it really is an ongoing process. After spinal fusion at C5/C6 in 2007, it was a long process finding comfort for longer rides. A fair portion of...
01-21-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,973
Posted By delbiker1

James, hope you are well. Posting this link for...

James, hope you are well. Posting this link for some metal baskets from STP. I bought a couple of them for my Schwinn SS DBX. I have found them to be just the right size, sturdy enough for my...
01-20-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By delbiker1

Then pay the money. There is no actual real...

Then pay the money. There is no actual real alternative to the real thing, if the real thing is really what you want. It's like somebody saying there is no cost cap on the new bike I am buying, then...
Forum: Introductions
01-19-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. I am mostly a road rider...

Welcome to BikeForums. I am mostly a road rider from south-coastal Delaware. I was born and lived in Loves Park/Rockford area until 1976 when I moved to Ocean City, Md. OC connects with Fenwick...
01-19-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By delbiker1

Another vote for spraying the innards to clean...

Another vote for spraying the innards to clean out the gunk. I have 2 sets of 9 speed Tiagra, 4400/4500, and they were doing exactly as you describe. A thorough cleansing, wipe down, some drops of...
01-18-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By delbiker1

Right. One just has to remember to turn to the...

Right. One just has to remember to turn to the rear of the bike to remove, and to the front of the bike to install, both sides.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20,323
Views: 4,612,085
Posted By delbiker1

I wanted a set of wider wheels for my Poprad, but...

I wanted a set of wider wheels for my Poprad, but did not want to spend much money. PBK sent me an email with a 15% code because I had not ordered from them in a while. I purchased a set of 32m GK SS...
01-16-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 491
Posted By delbiker1

I believe the road brifters have a different...

I believe the road brifters have a different cable pull and will not operate the mountain bike brakes properly. I think the road has short pull for brakes and the mountain has long pull.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 425,561
Posted By delbiker1

My ever changing Fuji Ace as it looks today. ...

My ever changing Fuji Ace as it looks today.
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Clear, windy, chilly and pretty day in...
01-13-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By delbiker1

Quoted from above post: "This is dumb. Steel is...

Quoted from above post: "This is dumb. Steel is real."
Forum: Introductions
01-12-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, bike riding is certainly a stress...

Welcome, bike riding is certainly a stress release for me. Ease into it under you doc's supervision. I wish you well.
Forum: Introductions
01-12-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome back to two wheels. It is never too late.

Welcome back to two wheels. It is never too late.
01-12-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By delbiker1

Are you sure you are operating the QR mechanism...

Are you sure you are operating the QR mechanism correctly? It sounds like you are tightening it wrong. Are you tightening it too much before trying to close the lever. It should take some force to...
01-11-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By delbiker1

Shimano 105 7000 is far superior to 5700. I have...

Shimano 105 7000 is far superior to 5700. I have both group sets, the 5700 is ok, the 7000 is really good. IMO, the 4600, 5600, 6600 are better than the 5700, 6700 groups. The new 4700 gets really...
01-11-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 869
Posted By delbiker1

If I had a whole day when I did not have some...

If I had a whole day when I did not have some time slip away, I might be a bit worried about going to bed that night. I actually think l feel more like I am not losing time when I am riding. Riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,212
Posted By delbiker1

Hold on, this new round of covid has put...

Hold on, this new round of covid has put everything back into a guessing game. Delaware just re-mandated the mask law for most indoor places and activities. Grocery stores are being emptied of...
01-11-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 635
Posted By delbiker1

That really is a question to which only you can...

That really is a question to which only you can come up with the proper answer. I went through the same dilemma a couple of years ago. In the end, I put 9 speed STI's on it and was/am glad I did so....
01-11-22, 04:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,681
Posted By delbiker1

Never

Never
01-10-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By delbiker1

You would pay more for the 8 speed spacers than...

You would pay more for the 8 speed spacers than you would for a cassette, and likely still have sub par shifting. 8 Speed cassettes can be found easily, and low cost with a bit of searching. Is the 8...
01-09-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By delbiker1

I do not know about all cassettes, but with...

I do not know about all cassettes, but with Shimano, 11 speed lock ring will not work on 10speed, 10 does not work on 9, and so on. At least, not operate properly.
01-07-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,015
Posted By delbiker1

Yeah, more times than I like to admit, it is one...

Yeah, more times than I like to admit, it is one of my bikes, and from something I did or did not do.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 844,195
Posted By delbiker1

Dozens of orders from PBK, CRC. Wiggle, and never...

Dozens of orders from PBK, CRC. Wiggle, and never another charge.
01-02-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,479
Posted By delbiker1

I do not have a meme, but every time I see my ex,...

I do not have a meme, but every time I see my ex, she asks me how many bikes do I have now. Two years running it is the same number, 8.
01-02-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By delbiker1

CAT7RDR , I have that covered with a black Soma...

CAT7RDR , I have that covered with a black Soma Smoothie and a matte grey/black Orbea Avant. I have no red, green, or blue bikes. At least, I think I don't think I do.
01-02-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By delbiker1

I am color blind, getting worse with age, and...

I am color blind, getting worse with age, and cannot see what is in the color charts. I know I do not need a new bike, but damn, I cannot see the number in that circle.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By delbiker1

I think your crank set will work ok, but the 6700...

I think your crank set will work ok, but the 6700 brakes will not match up with the 7000 levers, different cable pull. I had issues with Aliexpress and it took months to get a $179 refund. I did buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 844,195
Posted By delbiker1

PBK having a clearance sale on a lot, some very...

PBK having a clearance sale on a lot, some very good prices.
Forum: Introductions
12-31-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, I am in Delaware, but grew up in Loves...

Welcome, I am in Delaware, but grew up in Loves Park.
12-30-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2,791
Views: 297,661
Posted By delbiker1

Squeeks must have had a hard night. ...

Squeeks must have had a hard night.
...
Forum: Introductions
12-29-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome from a member across the bay, Delaware...

Welcome from a member across the bay, Delaware Bay, west of Bethany Beach.
12-26-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By delbiker1

Do you mean it rocks back and forth when the...

Do you mean it rocks back and forth when the cassette is not spinning, like there is play as if the lock ring is not tightened enough? Or are you meaning a slight wobble when the cassette is...
12-26-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, good advice. What levers are you using? Do...

IMO, good advice. What levers are you using? Do they have the same cable pull required for the 105 7000 calipers.
12-25-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By delbiker1

Wow!. Fantastic job, It's hard to believe the...

Wow!. Fantastic job, It's hard to believe the pictures are of the same bike. Great to see your efforts pay off so handsomely.
12-25-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By delbiker1

As stated above, I think the issue is with the...

As stated above, I think the issue is with the shippers, rather than the seller. I have had the same thing happen, delays due to the overseas shipping and not being able to track the items. I have...
12-25-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By delbiker1

Ditto. The only issue I have had ordering from...

Ditto. The only issue I have had ordering from any of them was a lost Shimano compatible, Campy freehub that was lost in shipping. That was with CRC, not there fault, they immediately shipped out a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By delbiker1

I have, and do use quite a few different brands...

I have, and do use quite a few different brands of chains. Other than a bit of a different sound, I honestly cannot tell the difference between them. I have a Wippermann Connex 10 speed that I have...
12-24-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,159
Posted By delbiker1

I stopped at the shop yesterday and bought them a...

I stopped at the shop yesterday and bought them a Christmas lunch. A kindness to others is a kindness to oneself.
12-24-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,948
Posted By delbiker1

I have 8 bikes , but certainly do not consider...

I have 8 bikes , but certainly do not consider myself a collector. None of my 8 are worth a lot of dollars, nor highly sought after. They are all nice, well maintained, good riding bikes. I work on...
Forum: Introductions
12-24-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By delbiker1

Howdy and welcome, an excellent choice for...

Howdy and welcome, an excellent choice for exercise, fun and stress release. Enjoy the ride, be safe.
12-23-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By delbiker1

I wish I had some hill climbing to do near by....

I wish I had some hill climbing to do near by. It's kind of funny, I have had numerous riders tell me they ride in hills all the time where they live, but here on the flatland where I live, their...
12-23-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,470
Posted By delbiker1

My project for this winter is just making a few...

My project for this winter is just making a few minor changes on bikes that I own, and to do deep cleaning on the ones that get the majority of the miles. I also want to build a bike rack on my...
12-22-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,489
Posted By delbiker1

I have been making the transition to wider tires...

I have been making the transition to wider tires and have found that I am more comfortable on them. I have also made some fit changes on a couple of my bikes. I am using a shorter stem, handlebar a...
12-22-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, good quality, supple tires make a large...

IMO, good quality, supple tires make a large difference in how a bike feels when riding. Panaracer makes some excellent tires. I like the Pasela PT, but I am not crazy about the gumwall color of...
12-22-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By delbiker1

I live on the easternshore of Delaware. It is...

I live on the easternshore of Delaware. It is about as flat as can be. My highest point to ride is the Indian River inlet bridge, about 50 ft. above sea level. I go over that and back maybe 2 times a...
12-22-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,159
Posted By delbiker1

When I do something for the bike shop employees,...

When I do something for the bike shop employees, I never expect to get anything free. It does happen, I appreciate it and let them know that verbally. There are times when I want to somehow show that...
12-22-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,467
Posted By delbiker1

If I did not ride on roads with posted 40 to 55...

If I did not ride on roads with posted 40 to 55 mph, I would hardly ever ride. I have been doing it a long time, so in general, riding with traffic does not bother me. Some things to keep in mind:...
12-22-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,159
Posted By delbiker1

I frequent the Bike Connection in Bethany Beach,...

I frequent the Bike Connection in Bethany Beach, DE. I have a very good relationship with them. I like to stop in just to say hello, show my latest changes, look for something to buy, or just to stop...
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