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01-21-23, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By veganbikes

I would not recommend any coated cables, polished...

I would not recommend any coated cables, polished stainless steel is the way to go. I like the Jagwire Elite Link (https://jagwire.com/products/diy-cable-kits/2017road-elite-link-brake-kit) it is...
01-20-23, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, this is all you need....

IMO, this is all you need. https://www.ebay.com/itm/255580019410? Obviously, lots of places to obtain these.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,013
Posted By Iride01

You don't do much sprinting or fast hard climbs...

You don't do much sprinting or fast hard climbs do you. During those times I much prefer to have both hands on the bars. So it makes sense for me to keep shifters on the bars where my hands need to...
11-02-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,134
Posted By TiHabanero

My sleep habits changed when I hit 50. I sleep...

My sleep habits changed when I hit 50. I sleep 3-4 hours, am up an hour or two and then go back to sleep for 2-3 hours. On average I get 6 hours of sleep per day. I do OK with it, but think I'd be...
09-18-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,442
Posted By rydabent

I may have posted this before, but mainly riding...

I may have posted this before, but mainly riding my trike, I ride between 80 and 100 miles a week. Pretty good for a guy that is 84, right.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,310
Posted By cyclezen

He's wrong. Very simple to try and observe...

He's wrong.
Very simple to try and observe yourself.
With a decent HRM, bring yourself up to a steady effort, steady bpm reading, good to be at 140 ish bpm. Get up and sprint or any other much...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,310
Posted By Seattle Forrest

What do you do when the cleats that came with the...

What do you do when the cleats that came with the pedals wear out?
09-13-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

At an early age (probably by the age of six) I...

At an early age (probably by the age of six) I discovered that I prefer to ride at my own pace, for as far as I choose, whenever and wherever I feel like riding, and my riding decisions have never...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By texbiker

I use And 1 socks from Walmart. Slightly thick...

I use And 1 socks from Walmart. Slightly thick polyester with various height choices. 12 pair for $12 total.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,314
Posted By Symox

To me

Tubeless and disc brakes are similar in that they have large benefits for MTB, but little for road riding on tarmac in decent weather. Imho

unless you are riding a road bike in the rain or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,314
Posted By Maelochs

Tubeless tires are just tires. Tires will not...

Tubeless tires are just tires. Tires will not make you faster. A motor will make you faster. EPO or steroids, hard training, drafting will make you faster.

With tubeless you can run lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By datlas

It’s been awhile so my hope is quality products...

It’s been awhile so my hope is quality products are out there. Last time I researched this (several years ago) the consensus was no product does both well. So I carry a good Lezyne mini pump and a...
08-13-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,442
Posted By rydabent

Im 84 and ride anywhere from 20 to 35 miles on a...

Im 84 and ride anywhere from 20 to 35 miles on a ride. I try to ride every other day.
08-04-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Barry2

Zip Tie

Pull the FD in with a Zip Tie, then cut it off when your done.

Barry
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,733
Posted By big john

[QUOTE=beng1;22587851]So nobody is "impressive"...

[QUOTE=beng1;22587851]So nobody is "impressive" unless they can average 20mph for some distance you decide on? How does that have any meaning to anyone but you? /QUOTE]
You read that wrong. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,733
Posted By Elvo

Averaging 23-24 on solo rides?

Averaging 23-24 on solo rides?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,088
Posted By nomadmax

There's no way in the world that I'd buy a new...

There's no way in the world that I'd buy a new bike or frame set with ANY kind of press fit BB, AND, I wouldn't pay extra for a threaded one. Lynskey still builds with a BSA threaded BB and they...
07-06-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Biker395

For me, climbing and downhill ... not a lot of...

For me, climbing and downhill ... not a lot of flat.

Personally, I prefer wheels that are reasonably light, non aero, and if they have bladed spokes, only lightly bladed. Reasonably light for...
06-28-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,023
Posted By prj71

No. Just saying that 50 miles per day isn't a...

No. Just saying that 50 miles per day isn't a big deal.
06-19-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By KerryIrons

I've been using grease for 50 years and have...

I've been using grease for 50 years and have built well over 100 wheels. Thinking too much about this is a waste of time.
06-14-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By GhostRider62

Cycling does not make my muscles as sore as...

Cycling does not make my muscles as sore as running does. My fatigue cycling is more hormonal and metabolic. The deep fatigue isn't as obvious on a bike. Just my experience or maybe I suck at...
05-12-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Iride01

I've never replaced a headset because it wore...

I've never replaced a headset because it wore out. They really don't have a lot of wear and tear put on them. The bearings in you picture are indeed cartridge bearings and for the most part as long...
05-05-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,114
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I’ve patched lots of tubes, and patches work...

I’ve patched lots of tubes, and patches work perfectly well. Park patches and cement do a good job, just make sure that you prep the tube (roughen up the rubber around the puncture) with the included...
05-04-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,114
Posted By SalsaShark

A properly patched tube will serve you as...

A properly patched tube will serve you as reliably as a new tube would. I never throw away a tube unless it has a valve stem issue or large tear in the rubber - they get patched and put back into...
05-04-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By cxwrench

Obviously (or not) you can't use an 11 speed...

Obviously (or not) you can't use an 11 speed cassette with a bike that has a 10 speed drivetrain and expect it to work properly. You need to get a 10 speed cassette and use the 1.8mm spacer that...
04-28-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By bblair

Distance and intent. A few miles around...

Distance and intent.

A few miles around town, running errands, going to the store or to happy hour....not a "ride."

Bike shorts, cleats and gps, that is a "ride." Meaning it gets entered into...
04-20-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By KerryIrons

One method is to use dental floss and a vacuum...

One method is to use dental floss and a vacuum cleaner. Put the suction hose over the exit hole and thread the dental floss in. The vacuum will pull it out the exit hole and then you can tie the...
04-19-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By SoSmellyAir

According to Lennard Zinn, this would work with...

According to Lennard Zinn, this would work with either chain, but a 10s chain would work better than a 11s chain; compare his respective responses to Barb and Dave:

Tech FAQ: Chain width...
04-19-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By alcjphil

Don't know about Shimano, but I am using an 11...

Don't know about Shimano, but I am using an 11 speed Campagnolo crankset with 10 speed Campagnolo shifters and derailleurs on 2 bikes. No problems
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,889
Posted By Iride01

I've never heard any one ever talk one being...

I've never heard any one ever talk one being safer than the other.

I doubt you'll find your safe for descending bike by amalgamating the opinions of all of us. You need to ride bikes until you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,101
Posted By msu2001la

Your post stated that runners use speed and...

Your post stated that runners use speed and therefore cyclists should use speed, and the reason they don't is because of "a bunch of other old man yells at cloud Fred nonsense getting angry at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,568
Posted By yaw

So I changed over from SPD to SPD-SL

Since it's not generally easy to just try each system out for a bit before buying, I thought I'd share my observations on the differences between the two systems for those on the fence or looking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,747
Posted By alcjphil

The amount of scuffing on the crank indicates...

The amount of scuffing on the crank indicates quite a bit of wear. A new bike has a warranty. A used bike doesn't. even with the better wheels that bike isn't worth the price
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Psimet2001

It depends on which speed sensor you're meaning...

It depends on which speed sensor you're meaning but if it is one of the ones designed to go around the hub then it will always be like that. What's more the small weight of them and the fact that hub...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,062
Posted By Psimet2001

I will go with fruitless exercise with no...

I will go with fruitless exercise with no tangible benefit.

The reality is that a cassette will last a really long time especially if you are swapping chains frequently - no rotating them but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,074
Posted By the sci guy

My favorite shop here in Houston had an awesome...

My favorite shop here in Houston had an awesome small building location and while they couldn't fit a ton of new bikes on the racks because it was a small building, they also had a crap ton of parts...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,074
Posted By Psimet2001

This is well written. “There shouldn’t be a...

This is well written.

“There shouldn’t be a de facto floating cartel to control this industry. And hopefully, as we resurrect antitrust law, there won’t be.”
...
01-23-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By dsbrantjr

I use die-drawn stainless inners and lined...

I use die-drawn stainless inners and lined housings without lube, so no stiffening in cold weather; at least not my cables.
01-22-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,593
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't stand much and I'm always a little...

I don't stand much and I'm always a little nervous making the transition. I should practice more.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,267
Posted By genejockey

The best thing you can do to increase your speed...

The best thing you can do to increase your speed on a downhill is to gain a lot of weight. Start with a big breakfast with bacon, eggs, hash browns, and a stack of pancakes with butter and syrup. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,074
Posted By genejockey

If I say anything to MY wife about a bike...

If I say anything to MY wife about a bike shortage, she's likely to wave her hand at the 10 bikes in the garage and say it's my fault!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,074
Posted By Psimet2001

It's the non-warranty stuff too. Example - guy...

It's the non-warranty stuff too. Example - guy bought a set of ENVE wheels used off Pros closet. Took them to a local shop because one, that was set up tubeless, was slowly losing air. it was a trek...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,074
Posted By Psimet2001

In my shop - the spoke would have been ~$3.50....

In my shop - the spoke would have been ~$3.50. The truing most likely $15. The re-tape and tubeless setup would be about $35. ...but you implied this wouldn't be able to be repaired in an independent...
01-10-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,090
Posted By Ed Wiser

As we get older indoor riding on platforms like...

As we get older indoor riding on platforms like Zwift or Rouvy. Keep us in shape. I can not get out and ride for 2 to 3 hours at a time anymore. As my wife’s health doesn’t allow it. So being able to...
01-09-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By ThermionicScott

Assuming that you're using the tensiometer...

Assuming that you're using the tensiometer correctly, you are discovering that we can't always have both equal tensions and perfect true. Wheel building and maintenance is often a compromise between...
01-07-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And this is why it's good advice to periodically...

And this is why it's good advice to periodically take stuff apart and reassemble, even if there's no outward indication of this need. Andy
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,751
Posted By Pridedog

Good year

341 days of riding
10,767 miles

At 71 and retired I have the freedom to ride whenever. I ride in all weather conditions, just dress accordingly. Stopped riding indoors 30 years ago, too boring....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,690
Posted By Psimet2001

Even with Merlin I would question if they...

Even with Merlin I would question if they actually have them on hand and can ship it. Most of us in the industry have been reduced to buying retail wherever we can find parts and even then when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,751
Posted By ericcox

I ended up with just over 9200 total miles; I...

I ended up with just over 9200 total miles; I don't break it down but I'm guessing ~800 of that was indoors.

This year I'm getting a little more serious about structured training just to give a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By Psimet2001

This is sooooo so true. My wife will be like,...

This is sooooo so true. My wife will be like, "It's going to rain at the race next weekend." To which I only respond with, "If you go that from a forecast then there's no chance it's going to rain....
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