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08-09-22, 04:02 PM
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Posted By philbob57

13 or so miles with son and grandson, whom we see...

13 or so miles with son and grandson, whom we see twice a year. Sunny, windy, cool, miles ... doesn't matter. I got to ride with son and grandson.:)
08-09-22, 03:28 PM
08-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By philbob57

Per Sheldon: 'The older British and Italian...

Per Sheldon: 'The older British and Italian standards use the same thread pitch but a very slightly different thread diameter, and are generally interchangeable. However, for strong riders and on...
08-07-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 897
Posted By philbob57

I was on a budget and used CR18s. I continue to...

I was on a budget and used CR18s. I continue to use the 700c x 28 (nominal) tires I've used since 1972. My previous rims were Rigida 1320. I wish I had used M13-IIs. YMMV.

The CR18s stay the way...
08-03-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 42,163
Posted By philbob57

Tim, It looks to me as if you think riding a road...

Tim, It looks to me as if you think riding a road bike set up as a TT bike (probably with his saddle too high) is the way - perhaps the only way - to become thin. Biking has definitely helped me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By philbob57

not weird at all with steel rims.

not weird at all with steel rims.
07-31-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,401
Posted By philbob57

314 miles in July, the most July miles this...

314 miles in July, the most July miles this century. My goal was 300, IIRC. I'm now at 801 miles for the year, the most YTD miles this century. Given the lousy weather around here (IMO) from...
07-28-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By philbob57

I've happily used Suntour Vx and Gen 1 Cyclone to...

I've happily used Suntour Vx and Gen 1 Cyclone to shift 45/42/28. Have you considered a used Suntour FD from an auction or classified ad site?
07-25-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26,352
Views: 2,843,839
Posted By philbob57

About 32 miles, sunny, mid 70s, wind 5-10 MPH....

About 32 miles, sunny, mid 70s, wind 5-10 MPH. Looking at more great weather over the last 6 days of July.
07-24-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,011
Posted By philbob57

To get usable responses, you need to be clear...

To get usable responses, you need to be clear about the problem. Sore sit bones may require a clothing, pad, or saddle solution.. Saddle sores almost definitely require a different solution. Have you...
07-23-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,388
Posted By philbob57

I think the clamp you have will give you a wider...

I think the clamp you have will give you a wider fore-aft adjustment range, than an integrated seatpost/clamp since your clamp can be reversed. Lots of people love the Brooks saddles, but it doesn't...
07-19-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By philbob57

Wow, bamboobike, I really did hit a nerve! I'm...

Wow, bamboobike, I really did hit a nerve! I'm sure you can imagine my initial response, which I'll spare everyone, since it violates BF guidelines.

For the record, according to the SSA, life...
07-19-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By philbob57

No sane person wants to go to court if it can be...

No sane person wants to go to court if it can be avoided, and court can be and is avoided in the vast majority of property losses. And a case that doesn't go to court cannot be governed by law....
07-19-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By philbob57

Are you arguing with the reason (to increase...

Are you arguing with the reason (to increase profits) or with the proposition that insurance companies work hard to minimize payouts? No matter what the reason for minimizing payments, the results...
07-18-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26,352
Views: 2,843,839
Posted By philbob57

40 miles, sunny, mid-high 80s, humid, light wind....

40 miles, sunny, mid-high 80s, humid, light wind. Bonked after a rest stop at 22 miles. I usually eat some pickles and olives before riding but for got to do it today. Rough time from, say 25-30...
07-17-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By philbob57

When it comes to insurance for a good bike, my...

When it comes to insurance for a good bike, my reco is never claim for a bike. Claim for a frame, claim for hubs/spokes/rim/tires/even tubes if you use them, claim for parts (from cable guides to...
07-17-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By philbob57

I thought I solved the reliability problem by...

I thought I solved the reliability problem by installing a Huret odometer. I solved the cadence/speed problem by memorizing my gears and a range of speed-cadence relationships and doing the...
07-17-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,187
Posted By philbob57

In the first place, I'd bet everything I own and...

In the first place, I'd bet everything I own and everything I can borrow that a large majority of members (and active members) of bikeforums.net did not grow up in Massachusetts and never ran across...
07-14-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By philbob57

Carpal tunnel syndrome? That would probably cause...

Carpal tunnel syndrome? That would probably cause numbness more than pain, but ...? Core strength? I have arthritis and had numbness cured by carpal tunnel releases. I also had pain due to excess...
07-11-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By philbob57

Thanks, all. I just didn't think of checking to...

Thanks, all. I just didn't think of checking to see if Sheldon had written about this. And since I have one bike, and since it has a Cyclotouriste crank, I'm unfamiliar with the mainstream.

My...
07-10-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26,352
Views: 2,843,839
Posted By philbob57

Crashed Monday, July 4, thanks to a guy who hung...

Crashed Monday, July 4, thanks to a guy who hung a U-turn just ahead of me after I announced 'on your left' - he had seen me; he didn't look back or signal before turning; nor did he stop his turn...
07-10-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,421
Posted By philbob57

Agreed. 19-20 mph is more than respectable....

Agreed. 19-20 mph is more than respectable. Congratulations.

I can't help wondering what your speed would be on the Super Sport.
07-10-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By philbob57

Sugino crank puller therading?

I have a Sugino crank puller that I got in 1981. It fit the SR crank that I bought at the same time. Is the Sugino puller likely to have 22.0 threads?

If not, am I right in thinking that a Shimano...
07-10-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,748
Posted By philbob57

'I thought you were going inside of me.' IOW, he...

'I thought you were going inside of me.' IOW, he said he thought I was passing on his right.

I was traveling West and signaled a right turn to go North. Some turtle's egg was riding East on the...
07-10-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 839
Posted By philbob57

Seat post, seat tube, saddle. Which doesn't fit?...

Seat post, seat tube, saddle. Which doesn't fit? That could be a question on the SAT or ACT test, for which the correct answer is 'saddle'. OTOH, if it's a question on a bike mechanic or salesperson...
07-02-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 70,489
Views: 11,536,065
Posted By philbob57

Special stem, too.

Special stem, too.
07-01-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By philbob57

Comcast offers the premium version of Peacock at...

Comcast offers the premium version of Peacock at no extra charge to their Internet-only customers. Initially I used their streaming box, but it turns out that's not necessary. Now I use Roku (better...
07-01-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By philbob57

It's a good idea to make sure the stem hasn't...

It's a good idea to make sure the stem hasn't been raised above the minimum insertion point.

At almost 5' 11" with proportionately short legs, you'll probably need a looong stem to get...
06-30-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,188
Posted By philbob57

Communist country? Is that supposed to scare us?...

Communist country? Is that supposed to scare us? Have you looked at labor relations, productivity, margins that come from doing business in China?

Outsourcing has risks. There are many assumptions...
06-30-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,188
Posted By philbob57

According to news reports, etc., employers are...

According to news reports, etc., employers are crying for more staff. Unemployment is low, wages are rising, but inflation is rising faster, for a number of reasons. People are working, but we're...
06-30-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,221
Posted By philbob57

blue-green. The poll needed 'other' as a choice.

blue-green. The poll needed 'other' as a choice.
06-29-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By philbob57

There are few absolutes in weight loss. One of...

There are few absolutes in weight loss. One of them is that a calorie deficit - calories in - calories out = a negative number) will almost definitely result in weight loss. If you add biking to your...
06-29-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,289
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...
06-29-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26,352
Views: 2,843,839
Posted By philbob57

Occasionally I pass - going in opposite...

Occasionally I pass - going in opposite directions - or get passed by a couple on a tandem, and I get a flash of envy ... I wish my wife liked to pedal. In tandem looks like a great way to ride.
...
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By philbob57

I don't remember the original rims; IIRC they had...

I don't remember the original rims; IIRC they had red labels and were Italian, not French or English.

The problem with steel rims is that they stop VERY, VERY poorly/slowly when wet and even when...
06-27-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,850
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, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By philbob57

Voler and Boure do well for me, but I'm short and...

Voler and Boure do well for me, but I'm short and overweight. Since there are so many variations of bodies, why would you think you would not have to do a trial and error search?
06-25-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26,352
Views: 2,843,839
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: 43
Views: 2,115
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.
Forum: Touring
06-25-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By philbob57

Bike Forums includes a 'Touring' forum. If you...

Bike Forums includes a 'Touring' forum. If you don't get the responses you're looking for ere, I suggest asking for help there.
06-22-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By philbob57

Have you considered a trainer for excessively...

Have you considered a trainer for excessively windy days? My wind trainer gave up the ghost last winter, and I got a fluid trainer. Fluid is much better; I even found it to be fun. You can get a...
06-22-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By philbob57

I'm drooling over those Ribo and SVB shoes. I...

I'm drooling over those Ribo and SVB shoes. I couldn't find anything like them when my last pair of touring shoes bit the dust in 2014 or so. I like my flat pedals and Five Ten Freeriders, but the...
06-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26,352
Views: 2,843,839
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, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By philbob57

See you next Sunday.

See you next Sunday.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By philbob57

Yeah, and it probably worked. I ride within a few...

Yeah, and it probably worked. I ride within a few hundred yards of an Enzo's retailer on my favorite route, and I've been getting my BG at REI, which requires driving....
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By philbob57

Since I loved my Comp, I'm sort of horrified at...

Since I loved my Comp, I'm sort of horrified at what someone has done to that bike, so I probably am wrong about jamming 27" wheels in there. With the right hubs, I agree that someone actually...
06-19-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
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: 26,352
Views: 2,843,839
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...
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By philbob57

What year? Man, I loved my probably 1972...

What year? Man, I loved my probably 1972 Competezione, purchased in 1979 or 1980. I knew the previous owner, and he didn't ride it much, and he kept it original. So ... mine had a label that said...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By philbob57

I'm overweight. I ride, now, 25 milers on roads....

I'm overweight. I ride, now, 25 milers on roads. The Gold Bond didn't work as well as Body Glide did when I weighed 20 lbs more than I do now. Gold Bond is cheaper, though.

I've never used...
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