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01-25-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 393
Posted By Koyote

Okay, dude, I owe you one. I had no intention of...

Okay, dude, I owe you one. I had no intention of trying this, since I bought the wheels about seven weeks ago, and their return window is 30 days. But after reading your suggestion, I gave them a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,105
Posted By ussprinceton

my total mileage in the year of 2022 = 232 :ride:

my total mileage in the year of 2022 = 232 :ride:
12-29-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,973
Posted By Chuck M

Finally got in to see a cardiologist today. The...

Finally got in to see a cardiologist today. The symptoms I was experiencing to get me there have lessened over the last few months to the point I considered cancelling today, but I kept the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,857
Posted By tomato coupe

A little silicone spray really brings out the...

A little silicone spray really brings out the subtle flavors of paraffin.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,857
Posted By big john

I knew another guy who was so obsessed with his...

I knew another guy who was so obsessed with his bike he insisted on stopping at a coin car wash after the club ride he was on rode through some mud that had flowed onto the road. I was riding...
12-05-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,289
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Whatever. They can pry my bike from my cold dead...

Whatever. They can pry my bike from my cold dead fingers.
11-24-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By saulgoldie

Thanks!

Thanks to all for the excellent advice! I gave up and took it to the bike shop. The young man had it off in half a jiffy. He had the Park tool, which I may buy one of. But I think I also might have...
11-13-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,122
Posted By Hermes

Here is an interesting book on the subject of...

Here is an interesting book on the subject of recovery. I enjoyed it....
11-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By surak

I'm quite happy with my Dissent 133...

I'm quite happy with my Dissent 133 (https://www.dissent133.com) gloves. My combo has OutDry but seems that they make the fully waterproof gloves with HDry...
10-04-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By garagedog

Here is a pic. Lovely bike! I have the...

Here is a pic. Lovely bike!
I have the original stem and it came with a 90mm angled up already. I wish I had another 20mm to go higher. I'm ok right now (at the end of the riding season) but come...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,058
Posted By KiwiDallas

My cracked Spec Roubaix bike frame - the resolution

I'd posted here in late July that I found a crack in the seat-stay of my 1-year-old Specialized Roubaix Sport frame. I took it back to my LBS, a longtime Specialized dealer, to handle the warranty...
09-12-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dino_Sore

This is the reason gravel riding is so popular. ...

This is the reason gravel riding is so popular. All of us old geezers have plenty of places to pee in the woods.
09-10-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,155
Posted By Shadco

On another note. Bravo Carapaz great stage...

On another note.

Bravo Carapaz great stage today.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,808
Posted By Symox

Well Iím out

Was allowed to go home from the hospital today. Woohoo

i feel like Iím healing quick but we will see

btw, I made another post on this, but since so many have replied that endured crashes Iíll...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,857
Posted By Hiro11

I've been immersion waxing the chains on several...

I've been immersion waxing the chains on several bikes for a while now. All of the following is opinion only. I'm using declarative sentences, but this is not because it's fact, just opinions based...
08-27-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,905
Posted By GhostRider62

Your question is of great interest to me although...

Your question is of great interest to me although I am 6 years shy of the desired age you state. Many older riders develop heart timing issues. I have a few timing concerns, so, I went to 4...
08-26-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By Bald Paul

Yup, my days of 52/42 cranksets and "corncob" 5...

Yup, my days of 52/42 cranksets and "corncob" 5 speed cassettes are well behind me now, along with my 27" X 19mm tires.
Now, it's a Rival 46/33 with a 10-36 12 speed cassette and nice, comfy 700C X...
08-23-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,652
Posted By Buddy94

I'm out there for the exercise/cardio as well and...

I'm out there for the exercise/cardio as well and it lets me mentally unwind. I live in a very hill portion of Austin,TX where the hill country starts and there are some serious hills (for me) so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,746
Posted By hazetguy

it's always fun to read through this classic:...

it's always fun to read through this classic: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/136161-i-am-sorry-i-have-drop-you-because-you-look-like-lance.html

i did find these Cat6 rules online (they...
08-15-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By 79pmooney

Mark your seat rails with a magic marker at the...

Mark your seat rails with a magic marker at the clamp. Seatpost with a piece of tape 1/4" above the top of the seattube. Lay a ruler yardstick on the seat and measure how far it is above the...
08-04-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,409
Posted By cyclezen

OK, Quick update on the Ride Now TPU Tubes 700 x...

OK, Quick update on the Ride Now TPU Tubes 700 x 18-32mm used in 700x23 tires Rubino Pros
2 weeks since receiving, ridden 4 times spread over the 2 wks, roughly 35 - 40 mi/ride.
no issues, 1st...
07-26-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Warbird21

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After three weeks of full sun and temps over 90 deg, the Halo headband...
07-26-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,409
Posted By cyclezen

Well, I received the 2 TPU tubes I ordered on...

Well, I received the 2 TPU tubes I ordered on June 29.
Received on Sat, july 23, the ship label shows they were shipped from china on July 4....
07-24-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By LarrySellerz

Two of my buddies are riding ahead of the...

Two of my buddies are riding ahead of the caravan, one of them owns this racing team. She posted these pics on strava yesterday. Their new jerseys are going to look sweet with those bikes, they are...
07-23-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,268
Posted By Scoondle

Okay, we have our favourites. BUT ... Jumbo...

Okay, we have our favourites.

BUT ... Jumbo are not like US Postal and Sky controlling everything until the last 500m in the mountains ( = boring ). Jumbo have two great cyclists signed up. Van...
07-14-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By MinnMan

If the roads are truly ice/snow free, you can do...

If the roads are truly ice/snow free, you can do pretty much whatever you want.

If there are occasional ice patches and you don't want to be riding studs for the other 98% of the ride, then the...
07-02-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,549
Posted By 79pmooney

I couldn't imagine wearing a cap under the helmet...

I couldn't imagine wearing a cap under the helmet either and didn't for 30 years. Then I tried it. Surprise! I as not hotter. No surprise, much less issue with sweat in eyes - very nice. But...
05-22-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,274
Posted By GhostRider62

Many, many times. Somewhere between Pueblo...

Many, many times.

Somewhere between Pueblo and Newton, Kansas I was a hurting pup in need of water. I remember a UPS driver stopping to tell me to get off the road because the heat index was 161...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,014
Posted By vespasianus

Pressure depends upon many factors. This is a...

Pressure depends upon many factors. This is a good web-site to determine starting pressure:

https://cycling-sport.com/en/resources/tire-pressure-calculator

Modify up or down based upon your...
05-12-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By superdex

Hi, I'm new here (well not really, but)

Well kids, today I'm "officially" "allowed" to wander around in here. For whatever that means (har) --I've been on BF for a long time, and until now (literally), didn't feel it was proper etiquette...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By downtube42

I just replaced my rear GP5000 after inspection....

I just replaced my rear GP5000 after inspection. With full fenders, it's easy to forget the rear. Wear indicators are barely visible, but more telling are the diagonal ridges indicating the threads....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Iride01

When your tires annoy you enough, that is when to...

When your tires annoy you enough, that is when to replace them. Assuming it's not your fault for something you might be doing wrong when changing or fixing flats.

I will say that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By bahula03

Typically referred to as being squared-off, very...

Typically referred to as being squared-off, very common with motorcycles on sticky tires that see primarily street use. Definitely a valid reason to replace tires even if they're not otherwise...
04-17-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,267
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been talking beet root for nearly 30 years. ...

I've been talking beet root for nearly 30 years. Haven't even thought about documenting the before and after but my heart has stayed strong, BP and HR low. No, not my racing days low but I am now...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By guy153

Good luck! You could glue a bit of aluminium...

Good luck! You could glue a bit of aluminium plate on top where the bolts need to go and then just drill through the whole lot.

When I made a hybrid CF frame with tubes glued into metal lugs the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By zandoval

Man... This is a worthy project... I would...

Man... This is a worthy project... I would probably start with using Aluminum first and get all the bugs out of the design before going to the Carbon...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By guy153

Interesting project! It will probably be strong...

Interesting project! It will probably be strong enough in theory but a tube or a box section is a more optimal shape. You might not have enough stiffness. If the fork bends in use then it's loaded in...
03-27-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,401
Posted By Barry2

Oh look Iíve quoted myself. The time Space...

Oh look Iíve quoted myself.
The time Space Continuum is going to take a hit on this one.

So as promised, I scrubbed the front rim and inside of the tire, then reseated with 35ml Orange Regular...
Forum: Touring
03-26-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,193
Posted By jamawani

Grizzlies in Yellowstone and Glacier

A Montana man was killed this week just north of Yellowstone.
Most likely by a grizzly bear - probably a bear just coming out of hibernation.
...
03-25-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,650
Posted By boozergut

Update: 1) I fired my doctor. 2) My new doc...

Update:
1) I fired my doctor.
2) My new doc changed my BP meds and started me on Rosuvastatin.

Things are much better now.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By msu2001la

Just going to throw it out there that unless you...

Just going to throw it out there that unless you are regularly banging out rides at 25mph+ avg speed, any measurable aero difference between 25s and 28s is going to be very minor.
The aero benefit...
03-13-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By 79pmooney

I have done one sole build-up with 3M 5200,...

I have done one sole build-up with 3M 5200, gluing 1/4" shoe sole rubber onto the lugged pattern of of an MTB shoe to build out the sole around an SPD cleat shimmed out 1/4". (After learning from a...
03-11-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By zandoval

3D Print Wheel Trueing Gadget

This little device just mounts to your seat tube via rubber bands. You can then check and adjust the true of your rear wheel using coat hanger wires inserted into the holes. If interested I posted...
03-05-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,871
Posted By soyabean

Who said anything about racing? Have you...

Who said anything about racing?

Have you tried casually communiting a few miles with Schwalbe Black Jack's 35 psi vs. Schwalbe Marathon's 80 psi?

Kindly please try this every day of the week...
03-05-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,871
Posted By CAT7RDR

The more boldface you use the more rolling...

The more boldface you use the more rolling resistance.
Smaller thin Arial 4 font has the least resistance. :backpedal:
02-25-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 931
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Well, based on the amount of conflicting opinions...

Well, based on the amount of conflicting opinions on this thread, maybe it wasn't so cut and dry. I decided to ask because that's never happened to me before. These were my first set of 'good' tires....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,957
Posted By HTupolev

The worst thing about Gatorskins is that they...

The worst thing about Gatorskins is that they last a really long time.
02-07-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,399
Posted By GhostRider62

The third human trial for NMN has completed, the...

The third human trial for NMN has completed, the study results are not yet published. I will be looking for those results, too.

I found a second, similar HMB study on elite athletes showing very,...
01-12-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By cjenrick

i got a sewing machine so as to experiment with...

i got a sewing machine so as to experiment with different clothing,

one thing i did was use different material for the arms , in this case cotton sleeves with the rest of the jersey being wool.
...
01-06-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,112
Posted By PeteHski

Having just turned 54, I found this book linked...

Having just turned 54, I found this book linked below very interesting. It's bang up to date with current sports and medical science and at the same time a very entertaining read.
The good news is...
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