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08-01-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 703
Posted By zacster

At 63 I was faster and stronger on the bike than...

At 63 I was faster and stronger on the bike than I'd ever been. It's been all downhill from there.
07-31-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By zacster

And to make the week complete I've put in 100...

And to make the week complete I've put in 100 miles for the week, the first time this season. In past years that was the norm.
07-29-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By zacster

Well, like I said, about half of it was on...

Well, like I said, about half of it was on uninterrupted paths. The other half was on the streets. Most rides I do are going to be like that as I always need to ride the streets to get anywhere.
06-20-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,407
Posted By zacster

My Honda Odyssey was the best bike carrier I ever...

My Honda Odyssey was the best bike carrier I ever had. With the rear seats folded I could put 3 bikes inside upright with ease, probably a fourth if needed. That minivan is now gone and I have a...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By zacster

Work was just an interruption of a good bike...

Work was just an interruption of a good bike ride. I retired 2 years ago myself and the only thing I miss is the commute. I would do it in the cold, in wet weather (but not pouring down rain),...
04-27-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,934
Posted By zacster

I'd buy one if I were looking to buy a new bike...

I'd buy one if I were looking to buy a new bike but I'm not. At 66 I'll be happy with what I have as long as I can keep riding. If I were younger I'd look at the Roubaix as an option for sure.
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03-20-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,934
Posted By zacster

I'm 66 and I've been riding my carbon Kuota bike...

I'm 66 and I've been riding my carbon Kuota bike for 15 years now with Chorus 10. I rented a brand new Specialized Roubaix when I was in San Fran just before the pandemic hit, and it was a...
01-28-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By zacster

CycleOps replaced my unit after I don't know how...

CycleOps replaced my unit after I don't know how many years I had it.
01-05-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,416
Posted By zacster

I had an issue with a KMC chain that appeared to...

I had an issue with a KMC chain that appeared to be fake so I sent it back and ordered another that was new but in the old packaging and it was clearly better quality. I said at the time that the...
12-26-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,554
Posted By zacster

This just sounds like a bad idea. If you want a...

This just sounds like a bad idea. If you want a bike with an 8 speed IGH get a bike that takes an 8sp IGH. We all think we can "make it work" but attempting to modify a frame so that it will take...
12-05-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By zacster

The rubber banding works best in ERG mode with...

The rubber banding works best in ERG mode with smart trainers. It keeps everybody together as they are working at the same %age of FTP, and everybody gets the same level of workout assuming...
11-16-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By zacster

No, that's not what you do. The trick is to get...

No, that's not what you do. The trick is to get your derailleur/cable set so that it shifts perfectly on your wheel, then align the cassette(s) on the trainer so that it lines up with the derailleur...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By zacster

New NYC bike lanes

Over the last week or so of beautiful weather I've had the chance to ride in some of the new bike lanes that have gone in. First was the Flatbush Ave lane from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Blvd that...
11-07-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,539
Posted By zacster

But nobody talks about freewheels anymore unless...

But nobody talks about freewheels anymore unless you are on the C&V forum. It's about the same as a program telling you run it from the DOS prompt.
11-02-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By zacster

I would try to find one that fit better.

I would try to find one that fit better.
10-31-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,490
Posted By zacster

You shouldn't be asking this question on a forum....

You shouldn't be asking this question on a forum. Find a sports physician or cardiologist to answer this.
10-31-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,479
Posted By zacster

How much does it weigh, give or take? If it is...

How much does it weigh, give or take? If it is in within range of a lightweight road bike I'd have to ask why anybody would put Wilier stickers on it if it weren't just that. The one thing I'm...
10-30-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,206
Posted By zacster

It'll float, until it doesn't.

It'll float, until it doesn't.
10-26-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By zacster

Changing chains just to use the trainer is a lot...

Changing chains just to use the trainer is a lot more trouble than it's worth. The last thing I need is an excuse to not use the trainer. I can swap wheel to trainer in about 15 seconds and I even...
10-25-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By zacster

Are you sure you're not feeling the notchiness of...

Are you sure you're not feeling the notchiness of the dynamo hub. Take the wheel off and spin the axle and you'll see it doesn't spin smoothly. It is inherent to the design. When the light is on...
10-23-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,053
Posted By zacster

What I especially like about the trainer is that...

What I especially like about the trainer is that you can ride it any time of day too. You can have a full day and just hop on when you're done.
Forum: Northeast
10-12-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,487
Posted By zacster

That's not a great route, at least Rt 9 on the...

That's not a great route, at least Rt 9 on the Westchester side. 9W is OK but stay away from Grandview, go down into Piermont instead and ride along the river. Coming from the GW bridge take Hudson...
10-11-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,298
Posted By zacster

Let me know if you need .2mm spacers. I have...

Let me know if you need .2mm spacers. I have lots of the plastic sheets left from when I made mine. I would only use this on the trainer, not on the wheel. It may cost more to mail it to Canada...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,279
Posted By zacster

My RC7 are the regular width and I bought them...

My RC7 are the regular width and I bought them because they were wider than anything else I tried. As I said above I think I'm just going to stick with them for now.

Maybe next we'll be able to...
Forum: Northeast
10-08-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By zacster

It looks like we posted at around the same time. ...

It looks like we posted at around the same time.

But this trail does provide something. When going to the beach you can park anywhere along it and bike the last miles. I've never driven to Sandy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,279
Posted By zacster

You are missing the point about the Assioma power...

You are missing the point about the Assioma power meter pedals that I have, aside from the fact that I want to be clipped in. I have a bike with flat pedals and I find it a very inefficient way to...
10-03-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,217
Posted By zacster

Did you check the battery with a multimeter? I...

Did you check the battery with a multimeter? I always do when I replace batteries in any device to make sure it is really just the battery and it usually is. Also, take a pencil eraser to the...
10-02-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,318
Posted By zacster

Campagnoodles vs Shimanoodles vs. SRAMen.

Campagnoodles vs Shimanoodles vs. SRAMen.
Forum: Northeast
10-01-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,487
Posted By zacster

OK, I did the ride today with my daughter as...

OK, I did the ride today with my daughter as planned. Here's a quick ride report:

First off, we started at the VC Park parking lot at the start of the trail. We drove up from Brooklyn as I...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,238
Posted By zacster

Boneheads on Lon Gisland? Who'da thunk it?

Boneheads on Lon Gisland? Who'da thunk it?
09-26-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,375
Posted By zacster

I was looking at the BD website and came to two...

I was looking at the BD website and came to two conclusions. First, their website still sucks. It is still the same basic layout it always was. Second, the components on the bikes are the same...
09-21-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By zacster

While it is easy to say "just replace the chain,...

While it is easy to say "just replace the chain, they're cheap enough" a lot of these rusty chains probably don't have anywhere near the usage that us forum members have on ours. Remember that a...
09-20-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By zacster

I'm avoiding the 50-29 combo because of cross...

I'm avoiding the 50-29 combo because of cross chaining, not because it can't do it. In fact I've found myself in the combo a few times already without realizing it. I've been in the habit of going to...
09-20-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,608
Posted By zacster

6 pounds of USDA prime shell steaks and 2 bottles...

6 pounds of USDA prime shell steaks and 2 bottles of Italian DOCG wine. Not odd but certainly tasty. Just yesterday as a matter of fact.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,279
Posted By zacster

And wouldn't you know it, these shoes got lost in...

And wouldn't you know it, these shoes got lost in shipping. They went to UPS but UPS never scanned them in. This was the only pair on the net I could find in my size. Jenson is working on it from...
09-11-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By zacster

I was a total failure in school because my FTP...

I was a total failure in school because my FTP couldn't break 200.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,584
Posted By zacster

My 10 mile commute would take 1 hour on most...

My 10 mile commute would take 1 hour on most days. If I hit the lights I might be able to do it in 55 minutes, but never any faster. And not for not trying. I could certainly ride faster than the...
09-10-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By zacster

I've gone out 3 nights now on the bike. This is...

I've gone out 3 nights now on the bike. This is one of my regular biking destinations but on this night we did not bike:

...
09-07-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By zacster

700x25 tires from 35 years ago are probably a lot...

700x25 tires from 35 years ago are probably a lot different than what we have now. It really just comes down to what will fit. My bike barely fits 700x25 Conti 5000 in the rear but has plenty of...
09-06-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By zacster

I did my first night ride in over a year

and everything still works as it has for all the years prior. It felt great too. I retired August 2019 and have had no good reason to ride at night anymore, but while I was working I was all set up...
09-03-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25,976
Views: 2,664,772
Posted By zacster

Well, this is NYC and the drivers aren't always...

Well, this is NYC and the drivers aren't always courteous. But the sections that were on the street were in areas with lots of cyclists so there is some safety in numbers. Everybody is pretty aware...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,279
Posted By zacster

This is the problem though. I'm using Assioma...

This is the problem though. I'm using Assioma Power meter pedals, which are only Keo compatible. If they were regular pedals I'd consider switching. I tried SPD on my commuter bike at one point but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,279
Posted By zacster

I need to revisit this. I did a long ride...

I need to revisit this. I did a long ride yesterday, 50 miles but slower than I'd normally do it as I was with my daughter and she's not a serious rider (but did the 50 with no complaints.) Anyway,...
08-31-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25,976
Views: 2,664,772
Posted By zacster

I did the 50 mile Tour de Brooklyn with my...

I did the 50 mile Tour de Brooklyn with my daughter today. She saw the map up on my computer screen about a month ago and said she wanted to do that and I had just partially rebuilt my wife's old...
08-23-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By zacster

The "Park Tool Guy" is my go-to for all of my...

The "Park Tool Guy" is my go-to for all of my repairs when I need to see it done right. I always recommend the rear derailleur adjustment video from them when people start having problems.
08-23-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By zacster

I'd just look for another 11sp shifter. By the...

I'd just look for another 11sp shifter. By the time you are done you'll have spent as much money to down-convert to 9sp, and then you won't be as happy with it. On top of that, parts availability...
08-14-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By zacster

Park Tool Derailleur Adjustment...

Park Tool Derailleur Adjustment (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-derailleur-adjustment)

I use the above method. I didn't read through all the responses here but I know this one...
08-14-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,992
Posted By zacster

The other thing you could do is replace the rim...

The other thing you could do is replace the rim with an off-center one, but you seem convinced that you could make what you have work so give it a try. I do a lot of things that aren't supposed to...
08-14-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,992
Posted By zacster

Every wheel is different and this sounds like a...

Every wheel is different and this sounds like a custom job so all bets are off. If you have 10mm of extra spacers then you have plenty to space to play with, but I don't see how you'd have that...
08-12-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,992
Posted By zacster

Yea, my Cannondale with the 128 spacing is a...

Yea, my Cannondale with the 128 spacing is a little tougher than my steel bikes with the 126 spacing to get a 130 wheel in. Aluminum is stiff, steel is springy.
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