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09-24-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By philbob57

The Polar and Wahoo armband HRMs were reviewed by...

The Polar and Wahoo armband HRMs were reviewed by dcrainmaker and said to be pretty accurate, with the Polar being about as accurate as as the very accurate Polar chest strap HRM. The early Polar...
09-23-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 790
Posted By philbob57

Kurt Kinetic has been marketing a...

Kurt Kinetic has been marketing a direct-drive/wheel-off trainer with guaranteed 3% accuracy at $349 for several months now; that's just $50 more than their 'Smart 2' fluid-drive trainer. They have a...
09-23-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By philbob57

Thanks for this thread. It made me realize why...

Thanks for this thread. It made me realize why 'clipless' doesn't work for me. Bike shoes that fit my forefoot are loose in the heel., so I have to swivel my foot farther than designers expect, too...
09-23-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 555,808
Posted By philbob57

You can buy brand-new genuine TA rings from,...

You can buy brand-new genuine TA rings from, among other places,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,646
Posted By philbob57

Responding to a post way back ... if you're a...

Responding to a post way back ... if you're a data junky, it might be better to delay buying an 'affordable' PM because you may lowball yourself now and find that what you buy now doesn't give you...
09-21-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By philbob57

I've been riding with long sleeved summer-weight...

I've been riding with long sleeved summer-weight UPF 50 jerseys most of the summer, though when I'm slow in washing clothes I sometimes wear SS jersey and sun sleeves. (The $30 PI sleeves seem to...
09-21-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 623
Posted By philbob57

I got a robo-phone call last night at 11:25 PM...

I got a robo-phone call last night at 11:25 PM about a 78 year old man who was last seen in my neighborhood. I was asked to check around our 'house' to see if he was there. We live on the 4th floor...
09-20-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
09-20-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,718
Posted By philbob57

17.5 miles, sunny, windy. Not a great...

17.5 miles, sunny, windy. Not a great performance, but .I can find excuses if I look for them.:) Weather Underground/IBM tell me we're at the start of a stretch of good riding weather, which is good...
09-20-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,415
Posted By philbob57

Newly manufactured TA Cyclotouriste chainwheels...

Newly manufactured TA Cyclotouriste chainwheels are available from a number of sites, and 3 new rings will cost a lot less than $190. See, for example,...
09-18-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By philbob57

I've used a 1st gen Cyclone FD, an early Compe-V,...

I've used a 1st gen Cyclone FD, an early Compe-V, and a Vx on a 45-42-28 crankset. I had to adjust all of them pretty carefully to prevent them from hitting both the chain and the crank, as Sheldon...
09-07-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By philbob57

I have a hi-viz Baleaf windbreaker with zip-off...

I have a hi-viz Baleaf windbreaker with zip-off sleeves and it's lasted a full season and looks new, except for a stain I put on it. Their shorts may be good. You just missed sales at Pearl Izumi,...
09-07-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,718
Posted By philbob57

I had a great 25 mile ride - sunny, warm, light...

I had a great 25 mile ride - sunny, warm, light wind, strong (for me) all the way, pretty quick recovery; 1080 miles for the year so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,597
Posted By philbob57

While there's a question buried deep in the text...

While there's a question buried deep in the text of the OP, the title of this thread is 'Immersive waxing / it should be more popular' .That's a statement of opinion masquerading as a statement of...
09-05-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By philbob57

If that's what you're selling, I'd like to see...

If that's what you're selling, I'd like to see the bikes you're keeping. GLWS.
09-05-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By philbob57

Thanks. Personally, I stay away from bibs in part...

Thanks. Personally, I stay away from bibs in part because my waist and hips are bigger for my height than designers design for....

I understand not wanting used bibs, but there are 2400+ sold...
09-04-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,082
Posted By philbob57

Absolutely. I'm hoping for more than 85 years of...

Absolutely. I'm hoping for more than 85 years of riding without serious injury. That means taking calculated risks (like riding on the road in itself) but being careful with respect to pushing body,...
09-04-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By philbob57

height, waist, hip measurements would be much...

height, waist, hip measurements would be much more helpful than weight.
09-04-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By philbob57

I have one bike and no room for a 2nd, so same...

I have one bike and no room for a 2nd, so same bike, but different tire, so it's not an easy switch. This coming indoor riding season I expect to use a different tire and different wheel, so the...
09-04-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,082
Posted By philbob57

Sheesh, If only there were a frame-builder's...

Sheesh, If only there were a frame-builder's forum someplace.... Except that they're likely - though not 'definitely' - to say, 'Call Lynskey, send it to a Ti builder for repair, or part it out for...
09-02-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 962
Posted By philbob57

I'm actually physically ready for this ride this...

I'm actually physically ready for this ride this year, but I'll be driving from Toronto on the 16th and will be done with travel for a while. Next year, I hope.
09-01-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,323
Posted By philbob57

For most wrenching, taking it to a shop means...

For most wrenching, taking it to a shop means more time off the bike than learning to do it myself. That's a big obstacle to taking my bike to the shop. That's not because I like wrenching; it's...
09-01-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 779
Posted By philbob57

The bike and other equipment were factors in the...

The bike and other equipment were factors in the 1989 TdF, but LeMond's victory required a lot more than new aerodynamic equipment and an unusal bike.

So far, it looks like all equipment in most...
08-31-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 2,732
Posted By philbob57

201 miles, way short of my goal. I've always said...

201 miles, way short of my goal. I've always said that I'll reach my goal barring problems with my body or my bike. In this case, our son and GS were visiting for 2 weeks, and we had planned to ride...
08-29-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,201
Posted By philbob57

Thanks for the photos.

Thanks for the photos.
08-29-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By philbob57

Well, live and learn. With a 16" wheel and a...

Well, live and learn.

With a 16" wheel and a 26/19 gear ratio (the ratio of at least one of Trek's 16" kid's bikes), bikecalc.com says a cadence of 100 generates a speed of 7.2 mph. That's not a...
08-29-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,323
Posted By philbob57

IIRC, 30-40 years ago, Bicycling mag did a...

IIRC, 30-40 years ago, Bicycling mag did a comparative test of bikes made with 531, Columbus, Ishiwata, and Tange tubing, and the conclusion was that the tubing itself didn't do much to determine the...
08-29-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,479
Posted By philbob57

Right. It IS difficult to diagnose wrist pain via...

Right. It IS difficult to diagnose wrist pain via an Internet forum. (Is there an irony emoji?)

CMC pain is real, and steroid shots can have a pretty long-lasting effect; my 1st lasted a couple of...
08-28-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,466
Posted By philbob57

Pacemaker (Bradycardia) and a-fib, beta blocker,...

Pacemaker (Bradycardia) and a-fib, beta blocker, Xarelto, aged 78. My heart rate sometimes goes bonkers, but I don't feel any symptoms. My doc has told me repeatedly that I can drive my HR as high as...
08-28-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By philbob57

'Birds are reptiles with feathers and wings,'...

'Birds are reptiles with feathers and wings,' according to my biology 1 professor, at least in terms of physiology. I think he might have followed that up with, 'Or reptiles are birds without wings.'
08-28-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By philbob57

I've seen some really fast 7 year olds. With the...

I've seen some really fast 7 year olds. With the small wheels they have to ride, they have to use a high cadence. More power to the adults who have to keep up with them!
08-27-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By philbob57

52/40 with 14-17-20-24-28 gives a relatively even...

52/40 with 14-17-20-24-28 gives a relatively even progression of gear inches and 10 gears. 52-42/14-28 results in fewer gear choices, with, IMO, essentially 8 gears. In use the 52/40 shift patterns...
08-27-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 12,946
Posted By philbob57

Buying a bike to ride and not riding it or...

Buying a bike to ride and not riding it or giving/selling it to someone who will ride it.
08-26-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By philbob57

WRT seat height, I, too, go with what works. My...

WRT seat height, I, too, go with what works. My seat is a little low, but once I warm up my knees simply don't hurt even with arthritis and a torn meniscus. With your experience (numbness at 82 cm;...
08-25-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,879
Posted By philbob57

I drink coffee from a 6-cup Melitta manual pot. A...

I drink coffee from a 6-cup Melitta manual pot. A good burr grinder makes a big difference over the $20 bean smashers sold as 'grinders'. Even cheap beans make decent coffee, for me, if the coffee is...
08-24-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,616
Posted By philbob57

I'm certainly willing to admit that you have...

I'm certainly willing to admit that you have stated your opinion, to which you are totally entitled. Are there downsides to 'bents?

It really isn't worth arguing about opinions. Sharing is...
08-22-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By philbob57

True. MIne weighs almost 3 oz, so it's not a...

True. MIne weighs almost 3 oz, so it's not a great burden - but I use a rack trunk to hold a lot of stuff that others - probably most of BF - don't carry on their rides.

I had one set of tires...
08-22-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,075
Posted By philbob57

I wouldn't say China is a great respecter of...

I wouldn't say China is a great respecter of intellectual property, and I would agree that a lot of Chinese production goes into cheap, low quality knockoffs of high-cost, high quality goods, but...
08-22-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,524
Posted By philbob57

I asked the OP a question, and I'm interested in...

I asked the OP a question, and I'm interested in his answer. At this point, that's all.

Did you read something into the question?
08-22-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,323
Posted By philbob57

Tange, Ishiwata, Reynolds, & Columbus all made...

Tange, Ishiwata, Reynolds, & Columbus all made different levels of steel with different butted profiles. I expect TruTemper, Falck, Vitus, and every other tubing manufacturer did, too. Hell,,...
08-22-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,524
Posted By philbob57

You find placing the mirrors where they're going...

You find placing the mirrors where they're going to be most effective awkward but looking under your arm while you're riding not awkward?
08-20-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,246
Posted By philbob57

Biopace wasn't out before 1983. The V-GT could be...

Biopace wasn't out before 1983. The V-GT could be 10 years older. I expect V-GTs were mostly paired with Vx and Compe-V FDs. I've used a Vx, Cyclone Gen 1, and Compe-V with a 45/42/28 triple, and I...
08-17-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,890
Posted By philbob57

Amazon and FedEx have delivered items addressed...

Amazon and FedEx have delivered items addressed to me to the wrong city (Cedar Rapids for 'zon, Houston for FedEx). UPS screwed up one delivery so royally that they cost me $3,000 in lost income; I...
08-17-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,890
Posted By philbob57

UPS drivers can definitely make mistakes in...

UPS drivers can definitely make mistakes in delivery. They can and do read street addresses wrong from time to time. I know from personal experience that it's the same for USPS, FedEX, Amazon, and I...
08-15-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,726
Posted By philbob57

No - it's uncanny. Drivers avoided the flag as if...

No - it's uncanny. Drivers avoided the flag as if it were a diamond cutter attached to a thick, rigid steel arm. I agree that a reflective triangle is all that's needed, as long as it sticks out...
08-14-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,726
Posted By philbob57

35 years ago someone marketed a flag that...

35 years ago someone marketed a flag that attached to the seat stay and stuck out horizontally about 18". I bought something similar 6 or 7 years ago, but it didn't last. Neither flag could damage a...
08-14-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By philbob57

The thick shim that came with my Edge 820 wasn't...

The thick shim that came with my Edge 820 wasn't thick enough for my bars. After a bit fof experimentation, I found that 2 (or1? 3?) layers of cotton tape under the thick shim was enough to provide...
08-14-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By philbob57

Pinned flat pedals with non-clip pedals? I never...

Pinned flat pedals with non-clip pedals? I never can predict when my left knee will hurt. The cure for me is to move my foot around until the knee doesn't hurt. Pinned flats allow me to do that, and...
08-13-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By philbob57

I used to do fine with a leather seat when I was...

I used to do fine with a leather seat when I was younger (40 years ago), so I ordered a Brooks Imperial 6 years ago with high confidence that it would work for me. I found the cutout of too small....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 881,320
Posted By philbob57

Bike Tires Direct has factory refurbed Garmin...

Bike Tires Direct has factory refurbed Garmin Edge 820s with 1 year Garmin warranties on sale for $150 today, 8/13/22.

I bought one a month ago for $190, and I'm happy with it. It's not perfect,...
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