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Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,282
Posted By deacon mark

This is meaningless in some respects to me as I...

This is meaningless in some respects to me as I don't race but I do like to ride many miles and go pretty fast. For myself I want the least hassle tire combination I can get as long as I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,282
Posted By deacon mark

Tubeless if you have problems with flats but...

Tubeless if you have problems with flats but otherwise I see no advantage. In fact might argue you go faster on good tires and tubes, not going crazy wide like many. Comfort would be subjective, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 985
Posted By deacon mark

Get a set of wheels from Velomine in Springfield...

Get a set of wheels from Velomine in Springfield Illinois. They are on ebay but just go direct to website it is cheaper that way. They have all kinds of wheels and some not the fanciest or lightest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,604
Posted By deacon mark

I hope my story helps as I am a long-time runner...

I hope my story helps as I am a long-time runner of now 42 years but there is a catch about the last 2 or 3 years not done any real serious runs. I have over 85,000 miles running in my logbooks...
08-05-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By deacon mark

BB Question

Looking at the bike that has this as the Bottom Bracket on itFSA BB-PF6000/CZ Road BB-PF30 Nylon cupPressFit on the build.

This tells me the frame is a PF-30 and much better than a BB-30 right?...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By deacon mark

I have it at 161 my age minus 220. That is about...

I have it at 161 my age minus 220. That is about what I have gotten before in an all out wipe out. I have hit that HR maybe twice in past 18 months. I see many cyclist that are my age that get there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By deacon mark

I think Garmin data is pretty off. For myself I...

I think Garmin data is pretty off. For myself I have a real low resting heart rate at 38-40. I am 60 and pretty hard for me to get above 150 on the HR unless I am climbing long and long. I find at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,000
Posted By deacon mark

I am a long time bike mechanic do my own work. I...

I am a long time bike mechanic do my own work. I personally would avoid a bike with a press fit. It I still have the choice I am going BSA threaded BB without a doubt. My Habanero was almost 40k in...
07-16-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By deacon mark

I use 3 in 1 and always have. Just to note I get...

I use 3 in 1 and always have. Just to note I get usually 7-10,000 miles on my 11 speed chains. It works well.
07-09-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By deacon mark

I had a nice FSA mega expo on my Wilier from...

I had a nice FSA mega expo on my Wilier from 2013. I finally decide to upgrade got a Shimano r7000 but still have the 10 speed Ultegra 6700 groupset. These cranks are way better and spin much better....
06-27-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,997
Posted By deacon mark

I like to ride 50 miles each day when I get on...

I like to ride 50 miles each day when I get on the road bike which is normally most days that are decent to ride. I ride in the winter year around in Illinois but obviously snow, ice, and bitter...
06-27-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By deacon mark

I do not grease of do anything to stainless steel...

I do not grease of do anything to stainless steel die-drawn cables with shimano or jagwire housing. No need it only serves to gum things up in most cases down the road.
06-19-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,362
Posted By deacon mark

I am lost on this completely. I could see a chain...

I am lost on this completely. I could see a chain wearing out after and a cassette, but a chainring? The cranks and chainrings are easily good for 40-25,000 miles. I suppose on could be wore out...
06-09-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 921
Posted By deacon mark

Something looks a bit odd but getting 2000 miles...

Something looks a bit odd but getting 2000 miles on a rear shifter cable is not that horrible. They don't last for ever as the rear is shifter the most. I would guess I replace mine twice a year but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By deacon mark

Metatarsal pads foot pain

I have been riding a lot so now I have some hot/pain spots on my feet. Mostly on the right foot in the ball of the foot under the 3-4 metatarsal, I can ride but it comes and goes but getting bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,210
Posted By deacon mark

I have 3 pairs that are nice to have. One is an...

I have 3 pairs that are nice to have. One is an old pair that is dedicated to the trainer since I sweat all over them. The other 2 are for riding and always good to have two so that if you get one...
04-26-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,266
Posted By deacon mark

I just to the BB60 and installed new 105 r7000 on...

I just to the BB60 and installed new 105 r7000 on my WIlier from the FSA crankset and I was pleased with the BB60. I would go with that for sure it definitely is better than the FSA BB was. It spins...
04-19-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By deacon mark

One way is to use a strong magnet but I don't...

One way is to use a strong magnet but I don't think that will work either if the hole is just big enough for the cable. One thing is to get a guitar string ( i repair guitars for a living) and use it...
04-19-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By deacon mark

SHimano R7000 crankset on 10 spd

Just asking to see if anyone has this set up and does it all work fine. I have 6700 groupset and I want to add a new R7000 crankset. All the data and research suggest no issues at all. I think...
04-17-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By deacon mark

I order a wheels manufacturing kit of various...

I order a wheels manufacturing kit of various delrin 24mm rings, seals, and a wavy washer. I am hoping that will come fast and I can see if this fixes the issue. I am pretty sure it will but? I think...
04-17-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By deacon mark

Problem with mine is I have put plenty of force...

Problem with mine is I have put plenty of force on the 8MM bolt and the wavy washer is not at all flattened. The side will not quite snug up enough to take the slight play out of the crank. It is not...
04-16-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By deacon mark

No wavy washer definitely on the non drive side...

No wavy washer definitely on the non drive side no question on that. The question I have is if I add a delrin space is that after the wavy washer. I did order a wheels manufacturing kit that includes...
04-16-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By deacon mark

FSA Megaexpo and wavy wahser?

I have a mega-expo FSA EXT BER Bottom Bracket on my WIlier. Normally I have have just been riding it on the trainer. Well I took it out today and noticed the cranks have just a little bit of play in...
04-13-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,604
Posted By deacon mark

I had my procedure on May 2, and did a ride...

I had my procedure on May 2, and did a ride according to Strava of 10 miles about 2 weeks later. Then on May 23rd did a 40 mile ride. and a 44 mile ride on the 28th. Not too long out but I remember...
04-13-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,604
Posted By deacon mark

I had what I assume this is Green Light Laser...

I had what I assume this is Green Light Laser Surgery 4 years ago at age 56. I have BPH and was not really able to urinate very well and empty and bladder. I was going to the bathroom at least 15...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,778
Posted By deacon mark

As a lifelong runner of 43 years and cyclist...

As a lifelong runner of 43 years and cyclist there is not way to really compare running and cycling. Running pounds your body and that takes a toll. Cycling does tax the heart and lung system and...
04-05-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 926
Posted By deacon mark

I get 8-10 thousand miles, I spin and live in the...

I get 8-10 thousand miles, I spin and live in the flatlands. Try and keep it reasonably clean but not crazy OCD about it. They last me a long time and cassettes to. 11 spd 6800.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,869
Posted By deacon mark

If you don't use the support and it is public...

If you don't use the support and it is public roads just go ride. It is not a big deal just avoid any common starting and finishing places. To pay $150 is a lot to ride a bike and a charity ride to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By deacon mark

It is a bike nothing complicated just wash it off...

It is a bike nothing complicated just wash it off with soap and water. Then re-lube the chain and things that might need lubing. It is that simple if you ride enough it will get dirty and dusty. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,526
Posted By deacon mark

I agree a great post by the original poster. Much...

I agree a great post by the original poster. Much my experience. I started with SPD and used eggbeaters for the 4 position entry. I liked them ok at first but two things happened that I gave up on...
02-13-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By deacon mark

Press fit BB they are not my thing. You should go...

Press fit BB they are not my thing. You should go to a Praxis or get rid of the bike and get a BSA threaded. Worst thing on bikes today are the press fit BB. Even Spec has realized this and returned...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,962
Posted By deacon mark

There are 3 Bike shops in my area of about...

There are 3 Bike shops in my area of about 130,000 folks. I have not been in 2 of them in years and have no real reason to go to them. One of them I do go to but it also is a running store and I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By deacon mark

The shifter does in fact have to have some...

The shifter does in fact have to have some tension on the cable to click down. If you insert the cable correctly in the shifter then holding tension on the cable without it actually being attached to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By deacon mark

This sounds like a cable problem not a shifter...

This sounds like a cable problem not a shifter problem but I am not sure I follow you completely. Put new cables and housing on the bike first and foremost then see what happens. Be careful and do a...
01-26-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,535
Posted By deacon mark

Personally I would skip all the supplements and...

Personally I would skip all the supplements and concentrate on eating meat, steak, ribeye's, ham, and bacon. You can increase it even more by having cheese and crackers for appetizers. I never was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,785
Posted By deacon mark

Getting a rare flat and then not taking the time...

Getting a rare flat and then not taking the time to make sure I got rid of the problem. So the next ride after changing the tube I got another flat. Sure enough take time time know why your tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,962
Posted By deacon mark

The LBS here that is a Trek dealer I think has...

The LBS here that is a Trek dealer I think has been busy at least was in 2021 with repairs. They wanted me to be a mechanic and it was nice of them but in my retirement I did not want to go back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By deacon mark

It is a nice bike I would love to take it off...

It is a nice bike I would love to take it off your hands for $850 for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,962
Posted By deacon mark

All this talk about LBS and repairs and the cost...

All this talk about LBS and repairs and the cost has me laughing and saying in the guitar world it is no different. I repair guitars for a living and I don't own a music store or work out of one. I...
01-11-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,973
Posted By deacon mark

I have 6700 and have posted that groupset can be...

I have 6700 and have posted that groupset can be finicky to dial in although I can get it but not much margin or error. I have 6800 on the other bike it shifts perfect 100% of the time and much...
01-09-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,068
Posted By deacon mark

I am I the only person who does not use zwift? I...

I am I the only person who does not use zwift? I put the bike on the trainer in the basement. It is not riding outside so the miles do not count toward any cycling situation. It it all about working...
01-09-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By deacon mark

You get the wheel true then take the tension and...

You get the wheel true then take the tension and see variance. Tension within 10 % on each spoke great. Around joint of rim in can and usually varies the most. Front wheels no dish possible you can...
01-07-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,504
Posted By deacon mark

I can tell you I can stand to pedal but not...

I can tell you I can stand to pedal but not continuous for more than about 40 revs, Has nothing to do with fitness my legs just tighten and I think it is related to my running dystonia. I can sit...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,552
Posted By deacon mark

I can definitely get the groupset from Merlin in...

I can definitely get the groupset from Merlin in the UK. There price is just a bit more. I am not sure of the actual MSRP on the Shimano R7000 rim brake groupset. I do know that rim brakes are going...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By deacon mark

Indoor trainer bike maintenance.

This is weird but maybe not given the situation. Being in the dead winter I resort to the trainer. I tend to ride 90 minutes to 2 hours in the basement. I have Raynaud's Syndrome so always cold. I...
01-03-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By deacon mark

Yes the BSA BB comes with it. My Wilier is one of...

Yes the BSA BB comes with it. My Wilier is one of the last of the threaded ones and the reason I bought the bike. I have no use for press fits. But as external BB go my Habby has 32,000 miles on it...
01-03-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By deacon mark

R7000 upgrade crank too or use 6700

Ok I have found Merlin can sell me R7000 groupset for $703. This includes the cranks. I have my Wilier with 6700 and the crank is a 10spd FSA Carbon Crank. It has always shifted fine in the front and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,552
Posted By deacon mark

I did find one option on ebay that is fine for...

I did find one option on ebay that is fine for $729. That seems to be the best price I can get they do ship from US. Want the long cage RD and I have to have 175 cranks. Frankly I could go with just...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,552
Posted By deacon mark

R7000 groupset is this legit? Alixpress

I am looking to upgrade my 6700 groupset to R7000. The best deal I can find is at this Aliexpress SHIMANO 105 R7000 Groupset 2x11 Speed 170/172.5/175mm 50 34T 52 36T 53 39T Road Bike Bicycle Kit...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,719
Posted By deacon mark

Well in I believe 1991 I ran 3700 miles that year...

Well in I believe 1991 I ran 3700 miles that year and thinking back it probably was a huge mistake. I should have saved my legs for miles down the road but of course that was running. Today the ice...
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