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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By jackb

I use the old fashioned bike in which you push or...

I use the old fashioned bike in which you push or pull a little lever and you get a long Riiiiiiiiin-Riiiiiing. Trouble was, they don't sell them with mounts that will fit anything but a skinny...
09-24-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 635
Posted By jackb

My experience says that the Kuat Sherpa is an...

My experience says that the Kuat Sherpa is an exceptionally well-designed piece of equipment. It works well and is very easy to operate. It's one of the lightest as well.
09-04-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,660
Posted By jackb

At 73 I feel quite a few discomforts that...

At 73 I feel quite a few discomforts that accompany old age. Muscles ache, stamina is reduced, strength is reduced, and overall performance in my outdoor activities is diminished. I cycle more...
08-18-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,909
Posted By jackb

Cycling for speed is a specific form of cycling. ...

Cycling for speed is a specific form of cycling. I've never understood the need for speed. Other outdoor activities don't emphasize speed. I hike, but hiking fast is not a goal in the hiking...
08-17-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,230
Posted By jackb

Unless the hemet is damaged, I see no need to...

Unless the hemet is damaged, I see no need to replace it. I have seen no scientific evidence--yes, I still believe in science--suggests the helmet is compromised with age. When I see it, I will...
08-17-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,979
Posted By jackb

I retired at 60, the earliest I could have...

I retired at 60, the earliest I could have retired to receive pension benefits. I would have retired earlier if I could have. I have so many interests and the world is full of interesting things to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,480
Posted By jackb

If you are a recreational cyclist, being cleated...

If you are a recreational cyclist, being cleated in is really a matter of choice. If you are trying to maximize speed or are concerned with being fastened to the pedals for security and safety then...
07-28-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,929
Posted By jackb

Whatever the length of the ride, the ride will be...

Whatever the length of the ride, the ride will be good for your health. I'm not convinced that riding 30 miles regularly is better for your physical condition and overall health than riding 20...
07-22-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,951
Posted By jackb

No, of course not. I've never owned the same ...

No, of course not. I've never owned the same bicycle for more than ten years. I change bikes after around 10 or so years.
07-20-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,951
Posted By jackb

I've been cycling for 45 years and have never had...

I've been cycling for 45 years and have never had to replace a cable. Keep your bikes dry and properly lubricated to reduce the chances of a broken cable.
07-11-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By jackb

Kuat Sherpa. Possibly one of the best designed...

Kuat Sherpa. Possibly one of the best designed and easiest to use hitch racks out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,096
Posted By jackb

Generally I wave or say hi to other riders and...

Generally I wave or say hi to other riders and even pedestrians when o0n MUPS. ON streets, when I am close enough to riders or pedestrians I also say hi or wave. Some respond, some do not. I...
07-03-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,914
Posted By jackb

The driving force in the bicycle industry is to...

The driving force in the bicycle industry is to make cyclists buy more bicycles and associated gear in order to make more money. The innovations in bike technology have been for the most part good,...
06-26-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,287
Posted By jackb

I generally stop, straddle the bike, take the lid...

I generally stop, straddle the bike, take the lid off my water bottle, drink, then look around for a minute. Safe and pleasurable, but obviously not for racers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,896
Posted By jackb

JohnJ80, Thanks for the info and tip. I...

JohnJ80,

Thanks for the info and tip. I just bought the Dura-Ace chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,896
Posted By jackb

I, too, cannot find a replacement chain for my...

I, too, cannot find a replacement chain for my Shimano 11-speed chain. I was talking with the guy in a local bike shop and I asked him why are chains hard to get. I can get just about anything else...
06-19-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,333
Posted By jackb

Riding longer distances, say 50 or 60 miles, gets...

Riding longer distances, say 50 or 60 miles, gets you in shape for riding those distances. I'll bet that there is little difference in overall physical fitness between a person riding 30 miles...
06-18-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By jackb

I bought a Kuat Sherpa last month. This hitch...

I bought a Kuat Sherpa last month. This hitch rack is so easy to use and works so well that I wonder why it took me so long to buy it. I used to use a Yakima on which the bikes hung by the top...
06-16-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,577
Posted By jackb

Wear whatever you like at any given time.

Wear whatever you like at any given time.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By jackb

I ride a Domane SL5 since 2017. I ride on Conti...

I ride a Domane SL5 since 2017. I ride on Conti GP 4 Seasons. I haven't gotten a flat in two years and the tires wear well. I'll be getting new tires soon and I plan on getting the same ones.
06-14-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By jackb

Cannondale Trail 5.

Cannondale Trail 5.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,216
Posted By jackb

I have a similar problem, but my hill is so long...

I have a similar problem, but my hill is so long and steep that it is a day's ride in itself. I bought a nice hitch rack and drive my bike down to a parking lot at the bottom of the hill. My ride...
05-19-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,197
Posted By jackb

Try cargo shorts with a T-shirt. Works fine...

Try cargo shorts with a T-shirt. Works fine around town and on shorter rides. For the longer rides, I prefer bike shorts with chamois and bike jerseys with back pockets, but they are not essential....
05-10-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,266
Posted By jackb

I don't know how fast I ride, and my speed varies...

I don't know how fast I ride, and my speed varies greatly on just about every ride I go on. But I do know that I ride always at just the right speed.
05-06-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,479
Posted By jackb

I use the trial-and-error method. Once you...

I use the trial-and-error method. Once you determine the correct frame size, buy the bike and begin riding. Stem length and height, saddle height and other adjustments will make themselves known. ...
05-06-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,417
Posted By jackb

When in doubt, always buy the bike. You'll love...

When in doubt, always buy the bike. You'll love it.
02-07-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,827
Posted By jackb

My Casita is not parked near my house, and I am...

My Casita is not parked near my house, and I am not likely to get to it anytime soon to take a picture, but the basic principle is to position one or more bikes along side the side dinette table ...
11-10-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,965
Posted By jackb

I did not say that people in their 70's should...

I did not say that people in their 70's should not be using clipless. Please go back and reread my posts. As for leaving it at that, that is precisely what I said: "If you are an older rider and...
11-09-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,965
Posted By jackb

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to...

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to do with almost all elements of cycling. As the OP pointed out, he is having a little trouble unclipping now that he is older. I understand...
11-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,965
Posted By jackb

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding...

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding with clipless? Of course, if you race you might want maximum power and a more secure connection to the pedals when sprinting, but how many non-racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,164
Posted By jackb

If I remember correctly, 50mph on Zimmerman Trail...

If I remember correctly, 50mph on Zimmerman Trail in Billings. Montana about 20 years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By jackb

I don't believe that you will be able to notice...

I don't believe that you will be able to notice the difference between road and endurance geometry once you are riding. I'd buy the bike that felt the most comfortable on a test ride.
10-13-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By jackb

I never understood the desire for speed in...

I never understood the desire for speed in recreational cyclists. If you race, well that's a different story and is all about speed, but recreational riding is just that, recreational. I ride at...
09-24-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,660
Posted By jackb

I should add that I put apiece of pipe insulation...

I should add that I put apiece of pipe insulation around the top tube to help soften the shock and to reduce the chances of scratches.
09-23-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,660
Posted By jackb

I use a Yakima hitch rack that holds my carbon...

I use a Yakima hitch rack that holds my carbon bike by the top tube. No problem as far as I can see after a summer of use.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,101
Posted By jackb

Get whichever bike you like the most. You won't...

Get whichever bike you like the most. You won't notice any differences in the bikes once you own one because you won't be riding the others. The bike you buy will work fine.
09-09-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,827
Posted By jackb

I have a 17ft. Casita travel trailer. I put two...

I have a 17ft. Casita travel trailer. I put two bicycles in the trailer and shock cord them to one of the tables in the trailer. Works well.
09-07-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,074
Posted By jackb

All the clothes I own get washed the same way. ...

All the clothes I own get washed the same way. Into the washer, add detergent, set to normal, come back later. Everything fares well, including lycra and wool. Drying is different. Some things I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By jackb

If you have trouble with a BB90, then it's no...

If you have trouble with a BB90, then it's no good. If you don't, it will do. I ride a Trek domane , 2018 model with a 90. So far, no problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,581
Posted By jackb

I ride a Trek Domane and it not only rides like a...

I ride a Trek Domane and it not only rides like a road bike, it is a road bike. Subtle differences in frame geometry are undetectable to me, and my 32mm tires feel fine. I am not a racer or a rider...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By jackb

I had a knee replacement in 2017 and was on a...

I had a knee replacement in 2017 and was on a stationary the second week of PT. I started hiking short distances (3-4 miles) at month three I stayed off the bicycle longer than that because I was...
07-02-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,335
Posted By jackb

At 72 I try to ride every other day, but the...

At 72 I try to ride every other day, but the weather usually interferes with that regimen. I ride around 20 miles per ride at whatever speed I'm going. I have no goals other than to enjoy the ride....
07-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,060
Posted By jackb

As usual with such questions on this forum, the...

As usual with such questions on this forum, the gear choice really comes down to personal preference. Nothing wrong with that, and it's good to hear all the various views.
07-02-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,679
Posted By jackb

So based on the responses in this thread, there...

So based on the responses in this thread, there is no evidence that CF frames fail catastrophically unless involved in a crash or subjected to some other external force.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,104
Posted By jackb

I think I got my first bike when I was around...

I think I got my first bike when I was around seven. Been cycling ever since. I'm now 72.
06-28-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,550
Posted By jackb

On a ride through Austria on our way to Budapest...

On a ride through Austria on our way to Budapest my wife and I got tired of fighting strong headwinds and called the tour company to change to electric bikes. They met us at our hotel in Vienna and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,973
Posted By jackb

In the fractious, contentious, polarized society...

In the fractious, contentious, polarized society we live in, waving and saying hi are friendly gestures that I very much like, I wave and say hi all the time. It can't hurt to be friendly, and it...
06-13-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By jackb

I bought a mtn bike with a dropper post a couple...

I bought a mtn bike with a dropper post a couple of months ago. I never use it. I think it's primarily for fast and fairly technical descents, which I do not do. More weight, more...
06-09-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,672
Posted By jackb

I once hit just above 50mph, but that was twenty...

I once hit just above 50mph, but that was twenty years ago. Now I'm too scared to go that fast. Now, at 72, I start hitting the brakes at around 35.
06-08-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,811
Posted By jackb

You have the bike. All you need to do is ride...

You have the bike. All you need to do is ride it. You will develop fitness as you ride. I would think that in a few weeks or maybe a month you'll be doing 20-30 miles per ride and you will feel...
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