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08-03-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Helderberg

I have spent many hours on "Bike Insights"...

I have spent many hours on "Bike Insights" comparing my Topstone to other bikes I was considering as a replacement. The rear triangle on most of the bikes was nearly exactly the same and the reach is...
08-03-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you.

Thank you.
08-03-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Helderberg

Drop bar gravel to flat bar hybrid.

I would like to convert my 105 gravel bike, Topstone, to a flat bar bike. I would need to change the shifters and brake levers but need to find the compatible parts. I believe the front and rear D's...
07-26-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Helderberg

Could you explain what the issue is that the...

Could you explain what the issue is that the seatpost caused? Thank you for your post.
Frank.
07-26-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Helderberg

I ride Cannondale and would recommend the nylon...

I ride Cannondale and would recommend the nylon cages. Right or left is referring to the construction of the cage that allows easier access from the right or left. I guess this would depend on if you...
07-25-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Helderberg

Interesting read, thanks. As is normaly the case,...

Interesting read, thanks. As is normaly the case, the posters got a bit off topic but I do get what the subject of the post is.
Thank you, Frank.
07-23-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Helderberg

I have changed from a saddle with long rails to a...

I have changed from a saddle with long rails to a Brooks and can not get the saddle to BB dimension the same. My current seat post has an extension off the back that is great for rail support but...
07-23-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Helderberg

The saddle I am using now has shorter rails than...

The saddle I am using now has shorter rails than my last saddle. The reach is different enough that I feel it in my shoulders and lower back.
Frank.
07-23-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Helderberg

0 setback seat post?

Has anyone here used a 0 setback seat post and if so how did you like it? Did it fix the issue and what was it or make things worse?
Thanks in advance, Frank.
07-18-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Helderberg

Not what I asked for but the information I was...

Not what I asked for but the information I was seeking. Thanks as I have come across the same with my body and was concerned that I may be just making excuses for buying the "correct" size bike. I...
07-15-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you. I, unfortunately, do not understand...

Thank you. I, unfortunately, do not understand the importance of these stats but appreciate your attempt to educate me. I will look further, some time on Google, to better understand the effects of...
07-15-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Helderberg

I understand but for me, it infers a short front...

I understand but for me, it infers a short front end and what would be a twitchy handling bike. I realize I am being very general but this has been my limited experience. I would also add that not...
07-14-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Helderberg

Balance, had not given that enough thought. I...

Balance, had not given that enough thought. I have been using "Bike Insights" frame overlay site to help me with my search for a new bike. I have rejected more than a few makes that have short...
07-14-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Helderberg

Do you feel the shorter wheelbase is an issue? I...

Do you feel the shorter wheelbase is an issue? I have always gone up a size frame if there was a significant difference in wheelbase. I like the stability of a longer wheelbase but now, as I am...
07-14-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Helderberg

So sorry that my question has offended you so...

So sorry that my question has offended you so much. I did not mean to upset you with my "irrational" question. Please accept my sincere apology as I will certainly try to not upset you in the future....
07-14-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Helderberg

This is good information. I have not looked into...

This is good information. I have not looked into the Pinion transmission and did not know much, or anything for that matter, about the piece. If I had more years left on this planet I would...
07-13-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Helderberg

These bars are interesting. The photo below is a...

These bars are interesting. The photo below is a setup that I tried but did not feel comfortable with at the time. Who knows what will happen in the future.
Frank.
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07-13-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Helderberg

I believe I am trying to do the impossible in...

I believe I am trying to do the impossible in that I want a bike that I can go out and thrash myself on a hard ride or just jump on for a leisurely ride around the village. My area is nothing but...
07-13-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Helderberg

This seems to be my issue. I have, in the past,...

This seems to be my issue. I have, in the past, been able to take a size larger frame and make it work with stem and seat post. That has changed now that I am 73, pushing 74, I have found that I am...
07-13-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Helderberg

This seems to be my issue. I have, in the past,...

This seems to be my issue. I have, in the past, been able to take a size larger frame and make it work with stem and seat post. That has changed now that I am 73, pushing 74, I have found that I am...
07-12-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Helderberg

Frame size preference.

If you had to have one or the other would you rather have a frame one size too large or one size too small? You could do anything after to the bike to adjust it except alter the frame.
Still a very...
07-11-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Helderberg

Lightweight and compliance are the two biggest...

Lightweight and compliance are the two biggest factors. I have now expanded my search to include carbon endurance bikes. I have been looking at the group sets for the Hybrids and not a lot of 11...
07-10-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you so very much but I will have to decline...

Thank you so very much but I will have to decline your very generous offer. Distance and a home situation would not allow this. You are very kind to offer me this opportunity and I am truly grateful...
07-10-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for this information. Much appreciated....

Thank you for this information. Much appreciated.
Frank.
07-10-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks for this information. What 35mm tires did...

Thanks for this information. What 35mm tires did you try and how did you like them? I tried a set of WTB Riddlers like the set that came on a topstone I have. I like them but they wear out easily but...
07-10-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Helderberg

I have never ridden a Ti bike. How does it...

I have never ridden a Ti bike. How does it compare to a carbon bike? One of the main reasons for moving from my aluminum bikes to carbon was to get a more compliant ride as I have a back issue that...
07-09-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you. I have had advertisements for this...

Thank you. I have had advertisements for this popping up on my computer recently.
Frank.
07-09-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you. I have had advertisements for this...

Thank you. I have had advertisements for this popping up on my computer recently.
Frank.
07-08-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By Helderberg

Cannondale Quick 3.

Cannondale Quick 3.
07-08-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Helderberg

How do you like the Quick Disk 1? I really like...

How do you like the Quick Disk 1? I really like my Quick but the size is wrong and I can't do long rides on it.
Frank.
07-08-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Helderberg

I saw this as it would have been my go-to. I have...

I saw this as it would have been my go-to. I have a Quick 3 2019 alloy and like it but I bought the wrong size and am now trying to correct that mistake. Size-wise mine is way too big and I have...
07-07-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Helderberg

Carbon Fitness bike

I would like to know if anyone has firsthand knowledge of some good carbon Fitness brands are? I am thinking of moving to something with 105 mech, two gear crank, and an 11-gear cog set. Hydraulic...
06-23-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all for your input. I think I am doomed...

Thank you all for your input. I think I am doomed to trial and error to find something that works.
Thanks all again, Frank.
06-23-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By Helderberg

This is the reason for my post as the bib I...

This is the reason for my post as the bib I bought is Pearl Izumi. Just frustrated and wanted to get some other ideas. Not discounting what you have posted just frustrated with my damn body. I have...
06-22-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By Helderberg

Shorts that have padding and are stretch. Like a...

Shorts that have padding and are stretch. Like a bib but shorts with some, I copied this from a posting on Amazon, "anti skid strip prevents shorts from bunching and rolling up while long distance...
06-22-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By Helderberg

Compression padded shorts?

Would like to hear about anybody that has found compression padded shorts that work but aren't priced on the moon? I am asking a lot but I am reasonable as to the price but I have a padded bib that...
06-19-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Helderberg

I had a herniated disc in 1993-4 on my right...

I had a herniated disc in 1993-4 on my right side. Lost 80% of the muscle on the front of my lower right leg and 20% on the thigh. In 2001 I had a disc blowout and lost the use of my left leg's front...
06-15-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By Helderberg

JPPE, Thanks for posting this. I needed to hear...

JPPE, Thanks for posting this. I needed to hear this today.
Frank.
06-12-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By Helderberg

And all of this is why I walk, ride, do yoga,...

And all of this is why I walk, ride, do yoga, lift weights, and do bodyweight exercises. Your right that no matter what I do Mother Nature will ultimately win but I will try to live until I die. ...
06-12-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks for your response. I swapped out my 175mm...

Thanks for your response. I swapped out my 175mm and 172.5 mm crankset for 165mm on both of my bikes. I am now working on saddle height and so far the crank length has made the most notable...
06-11-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By Helderberg

I was prescribed walking by my Physical Therapist...

I was prescribed walking by my Physical Therapist after back surgery in 2001. The same doctor/therapist group told me I would never ride a bike again but who listens to them. I have found walking to...
06-07-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you, this is the information I was looking...

Thank you, this is the information I was looking for. I have a 2020 Topstone with the 105 mech and the cassette is a 11-34. I guess I will be keeping my current setup.
Thanks again.
06-07-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Helderberg

And I am guessing that this will work with the...

And I am guessing that this will work with the 105 mech on my bike correct? Sorry but I have no experience or knowledge of Sram products.
Thank you,
Frank.
06-07-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Helderberg

Looking for a cassette.

Trying to replace the 11-34, 11-speed cassette on my topstone with an 11-36, 11 speed. Having no luck finding a quality cassette that I am sure will work with my 105 group. Is there something out...
06-07-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By Helderberg

Helderberg is from where I was born and brought...

Helderberg is from where I was born and brought up, Helderberg Ave in Schenectady NY. I had a residential Plumbing business and worked the tri-cities for over 40 years.
Be safe, Frank.
06-05-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,070
Posted By Helderberg

This is a great-looking bike. Did you narrow the...

This is a great-looking bike. Did you narrow the bars?
Frank.
06-04-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all for your help. Much appreciated. ...

Thank you all for your help. Much appreciated.
Frank.
06-03-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By Helderberg

I am a 73-year-old that made a living as a...

I am a 73-year-old that made a living as a plumber for 42 years. Lots of kneeling on concrete and working on ladders so I wear a firm compression knee sleeve on my left knee. If I let my knees splay...
06-03-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By Helderberg

Question concerning bad knees.

Does anyone here have bad knees and still go clipless? I fear that twisting my knee to release my feet will cause more issues than the consistent alignment of my feet on the pedals. Any input would...
06-03-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 711,433
Posted By Helderberg

Ride in 91* weather.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x901/bike_ride_greenway_c7155cb26e586476b74e9ceb2bd612d6cd9e292f.jpg

Hot and humid but a good day.
Frank.
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