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Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,186
Posted By dkatz1

I have a set of Mavic UST. I HATE them with a...

I have a set of Mavic UST. I HATE them with a passion. I would like to melt them down and make cheap costume jewlry out of them.
08-30-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,371
Posted By dkatz1

I gave up on drop handle bars for two reasons. ...

I gave up on drop handle bars for two reasons.
They were hell on my "bulging discs".
And because the arthritis in my hands is so bad I coouldn't work the brakes.
I have a road bike with flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,814
Posted By dkatz1

Good grief! You must have a lot of time on your...

Good grief! You must have a lot of time on your hands.
As for me: I've got high cred for a few things, but no doubt dragged WAY WAY down for my load cred ones. Thing is: I don't give a crap.
08-16-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,761
Posted By dkatz1

I had a bike that silver wheels, and when i went...

I had a bike that silver wheels, and when i went to replace, only black int he wheels I wanted was available. Didn't phase me. I might object to having them different colors, but that's as far as it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,644
Posted By dkatz1

I have both, though I prefer C02 and my hand pump...

I have both, though I prefer C02 and my hand pump is a very small one. Many people don't, but I find it easier ti put a tube back in the tire if I've put a small amount of air in it so that it has...
08-09-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,747
Posted By dkatz1

I'm inclined to think they were crappy tires (I...

I'm inclined to think they were crappy tires (I needed new wheels, and they came with them) and a run of bad luck, some of it, my fault.
For instance: I'm in my driveway on my bike, about to leave....
08-09-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,940
Posted By dkatz1

I sometimes feel like I'm "in the zone" and even...

I sometimes feel like I'm "in the zone" and even better "at peace with the world".
But no: I NEVER have felt "sexy" on my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,194
Posted By dkatz1

I have only been cycling for 22 years, but I wore...

I have only been cycling for 22 years, but I wore out some wheels from braking. Metal got too thin....they were decent wheels, Mavic Kysirum elilte.
06-21-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,748
Posted By dkatz1

I've never noticed which way my wheels read and...

I've never noticed which way my wheels read and don't care.
06-21-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,276
Posted By dkatz1

I don't have cycling glasses. I have Rayban...

I don't have cycling glasses. I have Rayban prescription bi-focals (though I've had a variety of kinds since I took up bike 22 years ago). They always go under the straps. NEVER once occured to me to...
06-21-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,370
Posted By dkatz1

I've got no interest in learning how to repair...

I've got no interest in learning how to repair bikes being the most utterly simple things (yeah, i can change a tube). I hate to put it this way, but I really have better things to do. I don't wanna...
06-14-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,763
Posted By dkatz1

The winter is what led me to wearing cycling...

The winter is what led me to wearing cycling clothig. I was commuting to work in street cloths. And even in winter I'd sweat some. I was wearing jeans or dockers....and then: the wind would come...
06-14-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,763
Posted By dkatz1

When i first took up riding, i rode in street...

When i first took up riding, i rode in street cloths. I thought cycling cloths were silly. A few years later, I somewhow switched. And was really upset that I hadn't done so sooner. SO much more...
06-14-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,763
Posted By dkatz1

I haven't reidden "mountatin bike" type shorts in...

I haven't reidden "mountatin bike" type shorts in 15 or 20 years, so maybe things have changed. When I first got cycing shorts,....that's what I got. When i switched, I found road bike shorts to be...
06-14-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,397
Posted By dkatz1

There is a complicated and somewhat radical...

There is a complicated and somewhat radical solution to this problem.
If you dont' like the price, don't buy it.
05-31-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,748
Posted By dkatz1

I have a look Ergo stem (great device) on my bike...

I have a look Ergo stem (great device) on my bike (s) and it's straight up: my handle bars aren't quite as how as yours, but higher than the seat, and I don't care if it looks stupid. It helps...
05-31-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,860
Posted By dkatz1

Insulated water bottles are great. They aren't...

Insulated water bottles are great. They aren't hard to drink from. NO harder than an ordinary bottle.
They will, if you go about it right, keep water cool for hours.
It's not so much that I have...
05-17-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,073
Posted By dkatz1

Directly related is when the person coming at you...

Directly related is when the person coming at you is: a cyclist. EVEN worse, a cyclist on an e-bike.
05-10-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,244
Posted By dkatz1

What about people who give themselves names like...

What about people who give themselves names like "PimpMan" and are probably just pimp wannabe's?
05-10-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,244
Posted By dkatz1

I have a bike that cost a lot more than a grand,...

I have a bike that cost a lot more than a grand, i wear cheap (relatively) cycling cloths BECAUSE THEY ARE WAY MORE COMFORTABLE and practical than wearing street cloths, and I'm NOT very fast. And I...
04-19-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,604
Posted By dkatz1

Well, I DON'T wait for the tires on my Bugatti to...

Well, I DON'T wait for the tires on my Bugatti to get worn down. I usually replace them at least as often as I change the oil. Sometimes just when I have my staff wash it. One must maintain one's...
03-22-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,072
Posted By dkatz1

Oh you're free to listen to whatever you want. ...

Oh you're free to listen to whatever you want.
And I'm free to think you're rude and insensitive for making others listent to it.
I get really annoyed when I'm inflicted with other people's music,...
03-08-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,044
Posted By dkatz1

Well, I have multiple degrees in music, and I've...

Well, I have multiple degrees in music, and I've performed and recorded a lot (mostly as a composer and leader of a big band), and yeah: I can change guitar strings. When I was much younger (early...
01-18-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,589
Posted By dkatz1

I don't have a favorite bike book. But: I do have...

I don't have a favorite bike book. But: I do have a favorite bike song.
My own. It, I will modestly say, is superbyly written and performed by an 18 piece jazz orchestra. My singer tells the...
01-11-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,493
Posted By dkatz1

I've never felt my age, except maybe 50 years ago...

I've never felt my age, except maybe 50 years ago (I will be 70 in march). I am way younger than my age....music is has a lot to do with this, as I've managed to stick with it all my life, but so...
11-23-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,609
Posted By dkatz1

I always put my right leg over first. I do this...

I always put my right leg over first. I do this because my right leg is the one with the artificial knee and the most problems, and it ends up being easier to do this way.
11-09-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,262
Posted By dkatz1

Well...when i need something for my bike, I get...

Well...when i need something for my bike, I get it. It's really expensive and I can get without it, I will be hesistant for a while and then get it. I am not affected by the season (though in the...
10-05-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,246
Posted By dkatz1

I had become totally sedentary. My doctor told me...

I had become totally sedentary. My doctor told me I better start excercising. I remembered that when i was younger (I'm 69 now) I like riding a bike, so I bought one.
Found that I loved it,and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,260
Posted By dkatz1

Albert Einstein allegedly (but did not: believe...

Albert Einstein allegedly (but did not: believe me, checked everywhere) said: "The three greatest inventions of the modern world are the three masted sailing sjhip, the refrigerator, and the...
09-07-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,170
Posted By dkatz1

yeah, that "you'll catch your death from the...

yeah, that "you'll catch your death from the cold" thing ain't right...
09-07-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,971
Posted By dkatz1

I don't wear cycling shorts to protect me from my...

I don't wear cycling shorts to protect me from my bike!!!! I wear them because: they are WAY more comfortable to ride in than anything else. Doesn't matter what you're sitting on. For one thing: they...
09-07-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,971
Posted By dkatz1

You don't wear underwear with cycling shirts. And...

You don't wear underwear with cycling shirts. And you shouldn't wear cotton if you're doing anything that makes you sweat.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 154,494
Posted By dkatz1

Actually, the main reason for the pencil, despite...

Actually, the main reason for the pencil, despite my desire to say that one would use the cassette to sharpen the pencil, is that when one has one of those accidents that happen with those tapes, and...
08-02-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 353,142
Posted By dkatz1

None of those seem like very good reasons to me. ...

None of those seem like very good reasons to me.
1. I of course don't know, but many of the people I see aren't anywhere near someplace they're likely to be going to work. And if you've been...
07-13-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,555
Posted By dkatz1

I ride my bike to ride my bike! If I ride in a...

I ride my bike to ride my bike! If I ride in a group, I always seem to be at the back...I just don't worry about it (well, maybe a tiny little bit, but not really).
06-22-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,426
Posted By dkatz1

Not very relevant, but 15 or 20 years ago, I had...

Not very relevant, but 15 or 20 years ago, I had a cateye OS1, in fact, i had a series of them.
It kept track things like your top speed.
And one it's failures was: eventually the top speed would...
05-25-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,955
Posted By dkatz1

I actually a 52 and then a '51 Telecaster....and...

I actually a 52 and then a '51 Telecaster....and a 61 strat...all bought used, all for under a hundred bucks and then sold for the same....I also at one time had a 1959 ES 345 and a 1954 Byrdland...
05-25-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,955
Posted By dkatz1

I paid close to $4000 (in 2007) for a road bike...

I paid close to $4000 (in 2007) for a road bike (Independent Fabrication frame) with flat handle bars, which would make it a hybrid....it's what my back needed.
After riding that bike for 13 years,...
05-18-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 15,966
Posted By dkatz1

I beg to differ. The answer is no, definitely.

I beg to differ.
The answer is no, definitely.
02-24-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,303
Posted By dkatz1

once in a while, at traffic jammed intersection,...

once in a while, at traffic jammed intersection, I will venture onto a sidewalk if there are no pedestrians (but only for 30 yards or so)...
and I've also done so, at spot near my house, to be able...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,869
Posted By dkatz1

I don't mediate or anything like that, but for...

I don't mediate or anything like that, but for me, riding a bike is great for my state of my mind. Partly because I become UNPLUGGED. And I do a lot of constructive thinking, and indeed, afterwards,...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,869
Posted By dkatz1

I wasn't talking about music played by anyone I'm...

I wasn't talking about music played by anyone I'm riding with (they would have to turn it off or I wouldn't be there), but just people I see on the street. Offering noise pollution to the world....
Forum: Touring
02-17-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,869
Posted By dkatz1

Wow....you only listen to ONE channel of the...

Wow....you only listen to ONE channel of the music? I find that excurciating...I want music to sound right. It doesn't on a bike. But if you're only listening to half of it?
Forum: Touring
02-17-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,869
Posted By dkatz1

You don't want to hear this....but I find hearing...

You don't want to hear this....but I find hearing anyone else's bluetooth speaker REALLYY annoying...even worse are guy's on harely's, who have REALLY loud music.
Forum: Touring
02-17-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,869
Posted By dkatz1

I've been a musician for over 50 years (I'm 68),...

I've been a musician for over 50 years (I'm 68), and have loved listening to music even longer...and I have listened a lot. I have over 4000 CDs..but when I ride my bike, I am SO happy to be alone...
01-06-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,284
Posted By dkatz1

Peter's frames are currently around $3000, and...

Peter's frames are currently around $3000, and they are marvelous things. You really lucked out!
10-28-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,234
Posted By dkatz1

The latest idiot

I often commute on m bike to my teaching job in Boston. A large bit of my ride is on bike path, but the last half a mile or so is on Massachuestts avenue, one of the major streets in the...
09-10-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,047
Posted By dkatz1

I could hardly be slower. I don't wear cycling...

I could hardly be slower. I don't wear cycling shorts to go faster (if the make me faster, it's not by very much, and I've never even thought about it), I wear them because: they are by far the most...
09-07-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By dkatz1

Artificial joints

So, I’m 68…rode a bike when I was a child, quit in jr high school…I grew up in Kansas, and at the time: to get a learner’s permit, you only had to be 14, and a full license at 16. A learner’s permit...
09-03-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,187
Posted By dkatz1

Oh...already has. Just not THAT one....

Oh...already has. Just not THAT one....
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