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06-29-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,826
Posted By philbob57

261 miles, the most miles in June since I started...

261 miles, the most miles in June since I started riding again in 2013. After Spring with wet, cold, windy weather and very little riding, I'm 5 miles short of last year's YTD miles and 35 miles...
06-27-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,325
Posted By philbob57

Xiaoman1/Ben, How do you build a valid bell curve...

Xiaoman1/Ben, How do you build a valid bell curve out of 3 sales in a year? (My guess is that you know the answer to that question....).

I can understand loving a grail bike, and beauty is in the...
06-25-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26,321
Views: 2,832,127
Posted By philbob57

32.4 miles yesterday, which is probably my...

32.4 miles yesterday, which is probably my longest ride in June since 1991. Beautiful day - sunny, mid-80s, negligible wind. On schedule to build up to 79 (age+1) KM in the last week of July, my...
06-25-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,672
Posted By philbob57

Best of luck with your recovery and with knee #2...

Best of luck with your recovery and with knee #2 and recovery from that. A good PT is worth their weight in gold.
06-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26,321
Views: 2,832,127
Posted By philbob57

Sunny, hot, and humid today. Just over 20 miles....

Sunny, hot, and humid today. Just over 20 miles. Tomorrow is predicted to be hellish at 98 or 99 F, and I can't ride early. Then 80s and 70s, sunny, and wind under 10 mph for several days.

If I...
06-19-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By philbob57

What do you mean by 'proper bike'? If you're new...

What do you mean by 'proper bike'? If you're new to biking, you probably don't know what you need.

With a height of 5'9" or 10" and a 31" biking leg length, the 52 is likely to be too small in the...
06-19-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26,321
Views: 2,832,127
Posted By philbob57

Yesterday, 45 KM in cool, sunny weather. Tough...

Yesterday, 45 KM in cool, sunny weather. Tough ride - didn't have much on the way home after riding 14 miles into a headwind. But if I add 10% to the previous week's longest ride, I'm on schedule for...
06-12-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 814
Posted By philbob57

Happy birthday, belatedly. 70 is a great...

Happy birthday, belatedly. 70 is a great milestone when you can still ride 70 miles.
06-05-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 19,440
Posted By philbob57

My frame is about 49 years old, and I've been...

My frame is about 49 years old, and I've been riding it for 41. My Campagnolo Record hubs are still very smooth. I got a new Tange headset for $20-$30 a year ago. I can still get new chainrings for...
06-04-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,676
Posted By philbob57

IDK ... I never could get my feet out of clipless...

IDK ... I never could get my feet out of clipless pedals quickly enough, because (I think) shoes that gave me enough room in the toe box were loose in the heels. In any case, pinned flat pedals and...
06-04-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 883
Posted By philbob57

Forced toe-in hurts my knees. IOW, we are each...

Forced toe-in hurts my knees. IOW, we are each individuals. I like pinned flat pedals with Five Ten shoes because I my left knee sometimes hurts when my foot is in one position, sometimes in another....
06-04-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,206
Posted By philbob57

I haven't done a century in ages, but when I did...

I haven't done a century in ages, but when I did them, I never started with the pack. I always viewed a century as a challenge, but I also always knew I'd finish long before the time limit, so...
06-02-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26,321
Views: 2,832,127
Posted By philbob57

Fantastic day - 70, sunny, wind less than 10 mph....

Fantastic day - 70, sunny, wind less than 10 mph. I had time for only 16 miles, but I learned something yesterday that really helped today (and will help in the future). I had to go in to my doc's...
05-30-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By philbob57

OTOH, why would you touch the ground while you're...

OTOH, why would you touch the ground while you're on our seat (saddle)?

When I come to a stop (for example, at a red light) I some times keep my left foot on the pedal and lean my bike over a bit...
05-30-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26,321
Views: 2,832,127
Posted By philbob57

20 miles in temps 20 degrees higher than my last...

20 miles in temps 20 degrees higher than my last ride, 2 days ago - 88-90 instead of 68-70. Wind also seemed like it was 20 mph higher. :) (Actually wind was only 10 mph higher -15-20 instead of...
05-30-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,897
Posted By philbob57

Made it - 10 rides, 158 miles, may ride tomorrow,...

Made it - 10 rides, 158 miles, may ride tomorrow, but weather will probably interfere. I'm pretty well done in after doing 20 miles in high 80 degree weather, with the last 10 miles into a pretty...
05-28-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By philbob57

Today I rode by the spot where my son caused me...

Today I rode by the spot where my son caused me to crash almost 2 years ago. I gave an involuntary shout, and then I remembered this thread. The body remembers.

No real damage sustained, by either...
05-28-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26,321
Views: 2,832,127
Posted By philbob57

Sunny, 68-70, light wind, beautiful day. Sunny,...

Sunny, 68-70, light wind, beautiful day. Sunny, warmer (into the 80s) and then cooler projected over the next 9 days. I'm being careful about not going more than 10% farther than the longest ride in...
05-22-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26,321
Views: 2,832,127
Posted By philbob57

Tired today, but rode 19+, uphill into the wind...

Tired today, but rode 19+, uphill into the wind on the way out, downhill with wind at my back on the way home. Memory failed me - I thought my GPS was reporting unusually high mileage, but Strava's...
05-22-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,335
Posted By philbob57

Thanks for this. Best of luck in getting into...

Thanks for this. Best of luck in getting into good enough shape to stick to thi or a faster group.
05-18-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By philbob57

Or just mount it and ride before doing anything...

Or just mount it and ride before doing anything to the leather. I found mine to be comfortable from the start. I weighed about 230.
05-17-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,694
Posted By philbob57

'54 CM' is not necessarily '54 CM'. The Brits...

'54 CM' is not necessarily '54 CM'. The Brits and, IIRC, the French tended to measure STs center-to-top; Italians, center-to-center. That's about a 1/2" difference. Also, for the same ST length, the...
05-06-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By philbob57

Thanks for the invite. I'm probable ... June 26...

Thanks for the invite. I'm probable ... June 26 is so far in the future that anything can happen between now and then.:)
Forum: Triathlon
05-05-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,419
Posted By philbob57

A guy who names himself 'cyclezen' coaches...

A guy who names himself 'cyclezen' coaches teen-agers? I never expected that.... Sure, staying calm an centered should be help in coaching, but how can anyone do that while coaching kids that age? :)
05-04-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By philbob57

I don't think you give yourself enough time to...

I don't think you give yourself enough time to acclimate yourself to your new fit. Also, you've talked of making several changes at a time.

One change at a time. If you make multiple changes and...
05-04-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,338
Posted By philbob57

I pretty much have to limit my HR to 130 on the...

I pretty much have to limit my HR to 130 on the first half of a ride, because if I don't, I have to limp home; that's lack of energy an conditioning that manifests itself in my HR. That's different...
05-04-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By philbob57

The big difference is from plain gauge steel to...

The big difference is from plain gauge steel to double-butted, and it's not the weight weight that the makes the difference. I don't know how to describe the difference, but it's there. OTOH, I...
05-04-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,663
Posted By philbob57

I hope your symptoms are receding and never got...

I hope your symptoms are receding and never got very bad anyway. Sorry you got caught.
05-03-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,495
Posted By philbob57

Boy, the weather has been so bad around here this...

Boy, the weather has been so bad around here this year compared to last that I've change my minimum requirements. from 55F to 50F, but my ideal is still 75-80 and sunny.
05-01-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By philbob57

On some devices (old Lezyne series 10) it's an...

On some devices (old Lezyne series 10) it's an option in settings. I first came across the option with a wireless non-GPS computer, and it always failed to restart at some point, and I lost all the...
04-30-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By philbob57

I don't know the value, but my experience is that...

I don't know the value, but my experience is that valuing each part (including the frame) will get you a bigger check from your insurance company. Also, if they're recalcitrant, a letter to your...
04-28-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,397
Posted By philbob57

I bought a helmet yesterday. I used the VPI site...

I bought a helmet yesterday. I used the VPI site to narrow down my choices. Alas, many helmets of interest (current Smith models, for example, and Abus) haven't been tested. The real problem, though,...
04-24-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,561
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Posted By philbob57

I know a lot of people think 75 is old. At 77,...

I know a lot of people think 75 is old. At 77, I'm not sure I am. The people who I've known who think they're old are in their late 90s and older. Just sayin'....
04-24-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,292
Posted By philbob57

That should tell you something. You ignore a...

That should tell you something.

You ignore a lot of history when you doubt the effectiveness of rim brakes. I can see benefits of discs, but I see no point in spending a couple of $1000 for a bike...
04-24-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 57,956
Posted By philbob57

This may be a zombie, but it may help many people...

This may be a zombie, but it may help many people by coming back to life.

It's not toe poke that bothers me - it's pain on the soles of my feet. Bike shoes are stiffer than sneakers or running or...
04-24-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,299
Posted By philbob57

Right. You need to learn to say, 'No.' It's...

Right. You need to learn to say, 'No.' It's better for you and for freeloaders, too. I'd suggest telling them what it will cost to restore the bikes to rideability for bot parts and reasonable labor,...
04-20-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By philbob57

There are 2 main sets of part that affect pumping...

There are 2 main sets of part that affect pumping in the HP. The 3 pieces above come in what's called the 'rebuild kit', available from Modern Bike, etc. If your problem is in the connection between...
04-12-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By philbob57

Kurt Kinetics' Road Machine Control will do that;...

Kurt Kinetics' Road Machine Control will do that; it's on sale for $349. It looks like they're closing them out in favor of their wheel-off trainer that starts at $349.
04-11-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,330
Posted By philbob57

Goal: 81 (1 more than last year). So far, 9.4. At...

Goal: 81 (1 more than last year). So far, 9.4. At this time last year, we had had at least 3 days with temp at 50 or above and winds below 20 mph. This year ... 1? I'm bummed.
04-09-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,511
Posted By philbob57

In removing a freewheel, I thought I'd do it the...

In removing a freewheel, I thought I'd do it the easy way - QR to hold the removal tool in the proper position, tool in bench vise, turn the wheel to unscrew the FW. I could feel it give pretty...
04-04-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By philbob57

You're looking for what is usually called a 42...

You're looking for what is usually called a 42 tooth outer ring - here's one option:...
04-04-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,683
Posted By philbob57

Minimum wage workers in 1962 paid $1 - $1.25 an...

Minimum wage workers in 1962 paid $1 - $1.25 an hour could buy a good deal more than minimum wage workers today. Tuition at Brown was $1600 for 2 semesters of education (for students who did the...
04-03-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By philbob57

I'm not happy with the way I look, but I keep...

I'm not happy with the way I look, but I keep reminding myself that I can't see myself while I'm riding. It's true that some s******s would make fun of Eddy Merckx if they don't like the length of...
04-03-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 73,188
Posted By philbob57

My next bike will allow me to wear a skirt. I...

My next bike will allow me to wear a skirt. I don't think I will wear a skirt, but I'll be able to. It's getting more and more difficult to swing my leg over my saddle as I approach 80, only 2+ years...
03-26-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By philbob57

A prediction of rain all day would put me off....

A prediction of rain all day would put me off. The hope of a few consecutive good hours would probably get me out there. I can delude myself as well as most other people.
03-22-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By philbob57

Thanks. The clicking is definitely in the front...

Thanks. The clicking is definitely in the front hub. I suspect I damaged it by not attending to it until it got loud, but that goes along with a family history of bad hearing. The hub is still pretty...
03-21-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By philbob57

I'm likely. Sundays are better for me than...

I'm likely. Sundays are better for me than Saturdays. Warm is good. Dry is good, but I understand you can't guarantee the weather. (Or can you?:))
03-12-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By philbob57

Thanks a lot! Brings back all sorts of memories,...

Thanks a lot! Brings back all sorts of memories, including the ideology, politics, etc. (An advocate of Taiwan independence lived under house arrest around the corner from us, until he escaped from...
03-11-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,561
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 569,140
Posted By philbob57

I'm 77, not far from 78. I know it. I have no...

I'm 77, not far from 78. I know it. I have no problem giving my age when asked. But yesterday I saw 'age 77' on my medical record at a doc's office, and I thought, 'Boy, that's old.'

Bummer.
03-08-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 833
Posted By philbob57

I haven't looked for rear ders for a couple of...

I haven't looked for rear ders for a couple of years, but when I was looking, I saw a lot of Suntours and virtually no Hurets. Besides, even in France, Suntours may be cheaper than Huret Challengers....
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