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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 125
Posted By delbiker1

I am in agreement with the adjustment of the...

I am in agreement with the adjustment of the reach and saddle height. I have been making small changes when necessary over the last number of years. Positioning is all important. For me, aero bars...
08-10-22, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By delbiker1

For me it is not eat too much right before a...

For me it is not eat too much right before a ride, in general, and definitely not too much sugar. I am better off eating small amounts while riding. Just as important is plenty of water. For on bike...
08-10-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 444
Posted By delbiker1

I am in flatland south-coastal Delaware and the...

I am in flatland south-coastal Delaware and the only "hill" within many miles is the Indian River Bridge. It has about a 4% grade and the span is about 1/2 mile long, 1/4 each side. I would have to...
08-09-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By delbiker1

Absolutely.

Absolutely.
08-09-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By delbiker1

DT levers as bar end

I have set of 7700 Dura Ace bar ends, but the right one went fubar, literally partially fell apart. It was only working on friction, before that. I had, on hand, a set of 1050 DT levers for 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By delbiker1

That kind of mishap happens no matter the tire....

That kind of mishap happens no matter the tire. Surely you can lessen the chance with better grip, but keeping your weight back on the bike and reducing the torque applied to the crank set is key....
08-09-22, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By delbiker1

I have chronic spinal issues and have had 4...

I have chronic spinal issues and have had 4 surgeries, including disc replacement at L5-S1 and fusion at C5-C6. I am soon to be 70 and average 5000 a year over the last 9 year span. I still ride road...
08-09-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By delbiker1

OMG, that is so nice. I have that niche covered,...

OMG, that is so nice. I have that niche covered, but it sure is tempting. If it was just the frame set, I would likely cave on that.
08-09-22, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By delbiker1

Scottmph , PM'ed you regarding a 6500 group set,...

Scottmph , PM'ed you regarding a 6500 group set, but I think you may not be able to PM yet. Post here if you have interest but cannot PM yet.
08-08-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By delbiker1

If you are going to be the Ebay listing...

If you are going to be the Ebay listing policeman, you better have a lot of time to waste.
08-08-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By delbiker1

As stated above, you have a very nice frame set....

As stated above, you have a very nice frame set. I have a 2001 Lemond Tourmalet and a 2002 Poprad, I love riding both of them. The Tourmalet, I believe has about the same geometry as the Zurich, but...
08-07-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 709
Posted By delbiker1

Squirrels can truly be difficult to avoid. One...

Squirrels can truly be difficult to avoid. One just never knows which direction a squirrel is going to go at any given moment. I have run over a couple while trying to not do that. One last zig or...
08-07-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,205
Posted By delbiker1

I have found that if/when I engage in road rage,...

I have found that if/when I engage in road rage, I am hurting myself the most. I usually just change directions and get away. I tend to dwell on things when I react to anger, mine and others, and...
08-07-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By delbiker1

I am not recommending this, but, I have had a...

I am not recommending this, but, I have had a couple of situations like that where I was not sure if it was the threads or not. I used the correct size bolt, well lubed, and slowly and carefully...
08-06-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 465
Posted By delbiker1

IME, any of the Cateye models work well, both...

IME, any of the Cateye models work well, both wired and wireless. The Strada and Padrone models are quite nice. The Cateye Velo Wireless is a lower cost option. They are a bit smaller and come in...
08-02-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,418
Posted By delbiker1

I have cold set 2 frames: a Fuji Ace from 120 to...

I have cold set 2 frames: a Fuji Ace from 120 to 130, and an Ochsner roadie, Aelle tubing, 126 to 130. No problems with either. TBH, if either had not worked out, I may have been disappointed, but...
08-02-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By delbiker1

I have a 1050 that I keep using because it...

I have a 1050 that I keep using because it handles my 10 speed set up just fine, and no problem with a 12-32 cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 880
Posted By delbiker1

I recently had to put new pads on the front of my...

I recently had to put new pads on the front of my Orbea Avant with Shimano mechanical disc brakes. I am estimating at least 6000 miles, max of 8,000. I have a new set for the rear, just have not done...
07-31-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By delbiker1

I have to say that is a great match up between...

I have to say that is a great match up between the new owner and the bicycle. Good for you James!
07-30-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By delbiker1

I have set that came on a used bike, I have no...

I have set that came on a used bike, I have no idea how many miles, but they roll and spin just fine. As long as that is true, they are good to go. TBH, I do not ride the bike they are now on very...
07-30-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By delbiker1

I have not worked on them, but I do have a set of...

I have not worked on them, but I do have a set of Racelite wheels that came on a bike I bought. I think they are decent, maybe step above entry level, certainly not what I would call high dollar...
07-30-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By delbiker1

I'd say smoking hot. I am curious about the...

I'd say smoking hot. I am curious about the amount of time and cash put into it. Really neat project for challenging and keeping one's self occupied.
07-29-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4,331
Views: 336,736
Posted By delbiker1

This morning was a quick 20 miles to get me to...

This morning was a quick 20 miles to get me to 800 for the month. I rode my Lemond Tourmalet, which I had not been on in at least a month. I am now at 3100 ytd., so I have caught up on being way...
07-29-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,388
Posted By delbiker1

I tried a B17 narrow for quite a while. It was...

I tried a B17 narrow for quite a while. It was the most uncomfortable anchor weight I have ever had on a bicycle. I never like the looks of them, but finally gave one a try. Never again.
07-28-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,695
Posted By delbiker1

I can state that the worst concert I ever saw was...

I can state that the worst concert I ever saw was The Steve Miller Band, for the Jet Airliner tour. I cannot remember who the opening act was, but I remember it was not good. Steve Miller was...
07-28-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By delbiker1

I do have mustache bars on one bike that I rarely...

I do have mustache bars on one bike that I rarely ride. I am not really a fan of the one I have. An alternate bar I really like is the Velo-Orange Porteur bar. I have one on 2 bikes with 10 speed...
07-28-22, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By delbiker1

I know nothing about Microshift bar ends, but my...

I know nothing about Microshift bar ends, but my concern would be will overall travel distance of the shifters. Is there enough to cover all 11 speeds? I have 9 speed Shimano bar ends that I am...
07-27-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5,112
Views: 546,815
Posted By delbiker1

mistake

mistake
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 03:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By delbiker1

I have a 2001 Lemond Tourmalet that was a mess...

I have a 2001 Lemond Tourmalet that was a mess when I acquired it. It is now one of my favorite rides. Looking at the pictures from FB, the Tourmalet looks to be in much better condition, the...
07-26-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,569
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Views: 573,728
Posted By delbiker1

I will be 70 on 9/6/22, 6 weeks from today. This...

I will be 70 on 9/6/22, 6 weeks from today. This morning I got in 35 miles to put me at around 700 for the month, and somewhere just over 3000 miles for the year. On May 1, I only 600 miles ytd due...
07-26-22, 02:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,364
Posted By delbiker1

I like to change up the pace almost every ride....

I like to change up the pace almost every ride. My main reason for cycling is simply because I love riding bikes. The mental outlet aspect of it is at least as important to me as the physical aspect....
07-23-22, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By delbiker1

Nice job, and I like the paint a lot. What is...

Nice job, and I like the paint a lot. What is the rear gearing?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,071
Posted By delbiker1

Shocking!

Shocking!
07-21-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By delbiker1

Doing the work on my bikes myself pretty much...

Doing the work on my bikes myself pretty much guarantees they are not going to stay unmarked for long. I do not have to go through an install a blemish on purpose moment.
07-19-22, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 711,437
Posted By delbiker1

Another Bethany Beach sunrise. ...

Another Bethany Beach sunrise.
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Bike, Beach sunrise, Breakfast with my Poprad....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 307,565
Posted By delbiker1

I am going to jump in here: the saddle is a...

I am going to jump in here: the saddle is a Charge Spoon, the frame is Tange Prestige steel.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 307,565
Posted By delbiker1

Falcon90EX, that is a fine looking smoothie. I...

Falcon90EX, that is a fine looking smoothie. I have a black one with 105 7000 group, Zonda wheels, not nearly as dressed up as yours. I sure do liking riding that bike, one of my two most comfortable...
07-08-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,163
Posted By delbiker1

Is the reference to drugs in regards to the...

Is the reference to drugs in regards to the butterfly? Or the rider? That would be a pretty cool thing to observe. My guess, they are so light and flexible that the deflection of air from the spokes...
07-08-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By delbiker1

I very much dislike any kind of indoor pedaling,...

I very much dislike any kind of indoor pedaling, but, for me, it is ok once in a while. I have not done them in a while, but doing intervals outdoors, especially in the spring, always helped me with...
07-08-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By delbiker1

Nice bike. I noticed right away that the colors...

Nice bike. I noticed right away that the colors closely match the colors in your avatar. New bike day, whether brand new or new to you, is always a bit of excitement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By delbiker1

The answer is yes.

The answer is yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By delbiker1

I have a pair of Giro Republic that I am not even...

I have a pair of Giro Republic that I am not even sure how old they are, but old they are. They were originally an kind of dark green color, but I used black shoes polish to dye them. They have many...
07-07-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,687
Posted By delbiker1

I have no implants in my mouth. But I do have 2...

I have no implants in my mouth. But I do have 2 bridges that have been in place since 1984. My dentist, recently retired, told me many times that I must have the world record for life span of that...
Forum: Introductions
07-07-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to Bike Forums. I live just west of...

Welcome to Bike Forums. I live just west of Bethany Beach, DE. I am a long time road rider, with a bit of easy off road. I started doing more than basic maintenance on my bikes about 6 years ago....
07-07-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By delbiker1

I have no experience with Praxis, but I do have...

I have no experience with Praxis, but I do have one of these, but mine is CK90 EVO, 24mm: https://www.ebay.com/itm/295076223941?hash=item44b3e9dbc5:g:20kAAOSw6I5iwg1K

It is a high quality, really...
07-06-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,915
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, do with it what you want with it, then make...

IMO, do with it what you want with it, then make no apologies.
07-06-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,634
Posted By delbiker1

tool bag?

tool bag?
07-04-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By delbiker1

As the above post states, it is enough, it...

As the above post states, it is enough, it clears. However, I had that happen with 6500 crank set that I installed on a Poprad. I just got a bb spacer from Wheels Manufacturing, 1.8mm thick, put that...
07-04-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,331
Views: 336,736
Posted By delbiker1

I put in 50 miles on my ti Airborne Zeppelin. A...

I put in 50 miles on my ti Airborne Zeppelin. A picture of my bike as I was heading out the door this morning. Then a shot from Bethany Beach. I thought about asking if I could ride in the Bethany...
07-03-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 711,437
Posted By delbiker1

dual post

dual post
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