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09-20-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,849
Posted By dkatz1

Whoops! I pasted the same link in twice. I...

Whoops! I pasted the same link in twice. I thought I'd found one that played the album (and for all I know, there is). Leo, the English label that released this disc, is really crappy about putting...
09-20-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,849
Posted By dkatz1

Ha! A guy at my local bike store, Wheelworks,...

Ha! A guy at my local bike store, Wheelworks, said to me "Albert Einstein said that the three greatest inventions of the modern world were the three masted sailing ship, the refirgarator, and the...
09-20-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,505
Posted By dkatz1

I think every time is good, but I'm more likely...

I think every time is good, but I'm more likely to do every other...I usually have been riding 4 to 6 days a week. And I carry every thing I need for flats (and got rid of those damn tubless and...
09-13-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By dkatz1

my worst day of cycling

There are days I think: I don't wanna ride. I'm too tired, it's too cold, it's too hot, it's too dark, I'm too busy with other things. But almost always, if I do, anyway, I'm glad I did. The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,285
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,285
Posted By dkatz1

I had tubeless for a year. Same kind of...

I had tubeless for a year. Same kind of experiences. I put clinchers back on. I HATE wheels that were designed for tubeless. With great passion. I just swaped my fairly new wheels, built for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By dkatz1

I've been wearing helmets regularly for 21 years....

I've been wearing helmets regularly for 21 years. Two or three times I forgot my helmet. **** happens.
09-05-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By dkatz1

When I took up riding 20 years or so ago,...

When I took up riding 20 years or so ago, everything I read about it said to pump ties up all the way. But now it appears, conventional wisdom says different, so I will go with that. Though I never...
09-05-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By dkatz1

My wheels have that too, and I did that. In this...

My wheels have that too, and I did that. In this particular wheel or combination of wheel and tire, it's still pretty much impossible. I've had those worked on at TWO bike stores. GOOD bike stores,...
08-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By dkatz1

two wheel/tire questions

Was meaning to ask a question, but got one that's more important.
In 2007 I got a set of Mavic Kysrium Elite wheels. I already had a set on another bike. Not the tech monsters that I hear talk...
08-30-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,391
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...
08-30-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,493
Posted By dkatz1

I'm pretty sure by many definitions, I'm NOT a...

I'm pretty sure by many definitions, I'm NOT a serious rider. Though: I'm plenty serious about it, and I've gone 57,000+ miles on my bikes (s).
And I have a rack "trunk" (my custom buile IF frame...
08-23-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,509
Posted By dkatz1

Specialized....air tool, I think it's called....

Specialized....air tool, I think it's called. Great pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,819
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...
08-16-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By dkatz1

I have orthopedic issues that make clipless not...

I have orthopedic issues that make clipless not really possible. I wore toe clips for several years. Then i switche to straps, which I like a lot better than then toe clips. These were on rat trap...
08-16-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,761
Posted By dkatz1

I wouldn't care one way or the other, but my...

I wouldn't care one way or the other, but my thoughts probably dont' help you. One way or the other.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By dkatz1

Says here you joined this site in May 2014, and...

Says here you joined this site in May 2014, and you only took your first ride now**********???
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By dkatz1

That's what I wanted to say, but this guy said it...

That's what I wanted to say, but this guy said it way better than i did.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By dkatz1

If that was literally your VERY FIRST ride, you...

If that was literally your VERY FIRST ride, you can't evaluate anyhthing on that. Ride regularly, even for just a few weeks, and then see how hard it is.
If you're not used to going up big hills,...
08-16-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,111
Posted By dkatz1

I remember myself and lots of kids doing tha. But...

I remember myself and lots of kids doing tha. But I don't recall ANY name for it (in Topeka, KS).
08-16-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,338
Posted By dkatz1

$6000 is cheap compared to what Luthiers and/or...

$6000 is cheap compared to what Luthiers and/or their small companies (like Benedetto) get for a custom built archtop. Check out their prices, or a variety of others. But you DO get a hand carved...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,647
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,414
Posted By dkatz1

Well, I'd sell it. But instead, since you dont'...

Well, I'd sell it. But instead, since you dont' care about the money, you coudl DONATE it.
08-09-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,747
Posted By dkatz1

During the year i went tubeless,I actually had...

During the year i went tubeless,I actually had MORE flats than i was used to. I destroyed three tires. Then I quit tubeless.
08-09-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,747
Posted By dkatz1

What was the question? I object to flats.

What was the question?
I object to flats.
08-09-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,475
Posted By dkatz1

I signal left turns when it seems necessary, but...

I signal left turns when it seems necessary, but rarely single right turns. Unless of course, for some reason i deem it necessary.
08-09-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,945
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
08-09-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,939
Posted By dkatz1

I'm kind of cowardly, and avoiding crowds. But:...

I'm kind of cowardly, and avoiding crowds. But: transmission is way less likely outside, and I'm guessing that when you're in motion even less likely (?, I guess I don't know).
08-02-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,693
Posted By dkatz1

I don't know the answer to your question, but I...

I don't know the answer to your question, but I DO know that those places are NOT my favorite.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,479
Posted By dkatz1

There are the best alternative to clipless I ever...

There are the best alternative to clipless I ever tried. But theN: i abandoned them. I lfound I was happy with that type of pedal without the strap (platforrm)....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,479
Posted By dkatz1

For several reasons (one leg being 1 1/2" shorter...

For several reasons (one leg being 1 1/2" shorter than the other is one fo them) I can't go clippless.
I started out with toe clips...I had a clever person modify a metal toe clip so that it was...
08-01-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By dkatz1

I've been rding for over 20 years. Until now, I...

I've been rding for over 20 years. Until now, I never had a chain go between the cassette and the wheel (I've had chains flop off of the front once in a while, but that seems to be the price of...
08-01-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By dkatz1

parts

Pardon my parts ignorance...but: my bike (well, I have two others, but this is the only one I really ride), an Independent Fabrication, si 14 years old. Recently was having lots of shifting problems,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,194
Posted By dkatz1

It's possible, that I, being a cautious soul,...

It's possible, that I, being a cautious soul, brake too much.
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.
07-05-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,855
Posted By dkatz1

I did try to race, and it took 1 minute and 16...

I did try to race, and it took 1 minute and 16 seconds for you to be so far ahead of me i could no longer see you.
I, however, didn't care.
07-05-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,572
Posted By dkatz1

I'm 70. I thought I wasn ancient (or at least...

I'm 70. I thought I wasn ancient (or at least getting there), but NOT average.
07-05-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,909
Posted By dkatz1

I got my "new" steel framed (independent...

I got my "new" steel framed (independent fabrication) bike in 2007, making it 29 years newer than yours. And I suspect Ithat I like it's brakes and shifting and other bits better than i would on a...
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,835
Posted By dkatz1

Or a phone with a better screen. Phone can really...

Or a phone with a better screen. Phone can really function as a GPS....or at least a map folder to hang on the handlbars.
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,835
Posted By dkatz1

If you get a holder to attach your phone to...

If you get a holder to attach your phone to handle bars, you could hear it better. There are also various bike GPS apps.
06-28-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,698
Posted By dkatz1

So i paint my green bike yellow I will be faster?

So i paint my green bike yellow I will be faster?
06-28-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,018
Posted By dkatz1

I have to admit: I've NEVER thought about this.

I have to admit: I've NEVER thought about this.
06-21-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,750
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, 07:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,570
Posted By dkatz1

I wouldn't want to wear shoes without socks. ...

I wouldn't want to wear shoes without socks.
HOWEVER: A few years back, i went on a six day bike tour. Last day out, rode a lot in somewhat heavy rain. Got home: bike covered in muck.....do to...
06-21-21, 07:16 PM
06-21-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,281
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: 11,383
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...
06-21-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,383
Posted By dkatz1

2 years ago, got some decent new Mavic wheels, as...

2 years ago, got some decent new Mavic wheels, as I had destroyed the previous set...(rims were getting thin)...any shifting gears got really bad, recently, needed new cables...and while out riding...
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