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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By GhostRider62

I expect and get 5/50k on Sidi Genius Carbon...

I expect and get 5/50k on Sidi Genius

Carbon soles and buckles go
07-07-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 540
Posted By GhostRider62

In addition to the typical stuff 1. Spare...

In addition to the typical stuff

1. Spare cleat and hardware
2. Small tube of superglue
3. Assortment of zipties
4. Spare valve core and tool
5. Real boot cut from old tire
6. Dynaplugs...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

Your smartz

Your smartz
07-06-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 1,922
Posted By GhostRider62

I rode a 23mm front tire on PBP in 2019. PBP is...

I rode a 23mm front tire on PBP in 2019. PBP is 1218 km over several days and nights.. No problems and no kittens died. I'm fine generally with 25 mm tires. Yes, I have ridden wide, supple for...
07-06-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 21,889
Posted By GhostRider62

I am not sure if I understand your question ...

I am not sure if I understand your question

As bike technology evolved, there were a lot of improvements compared to a downtube shifted steel bike. There have not been many changes that were...
07-06-22, 12:30 PM
07-06-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 288
Posted By GhostRider62

The outer diameter of the axles on my wheels are...

The outer diameter of the axles on my wheels are either 15mm (6802 or 6902 bearings) or 17 mm (6803 or 6903 bearings).

My old crap with loose balls is 10 mm IIRC
07-06-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 21,889
Posted By GhostRider62

You are out of touch with reality. 5 grand...

You are out of touch with reality.

5 grand barely gets you into the dumpster worthy bikes.

Who said new technology is only about winning races.

Comfort and less energy expenditures are two...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

www.fiveyearoldwanker/treksshiitesitself.com

www.fiveyearoldwanker/treksshiitesitself.com
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By GhostRider62

No problem with a twelvesie.

No problem with a twelvesie.
07-05-22, 02:11 PM
07-05-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By GhostRider62

Garmin says my VO2 max is 53 on upright bike and...

Garmin says my VO2 max is 53 on upright bike and 73 on my recumbent. I don't have the ap, so, what is the -20 years old per the random number generator?
07-05-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 21,889
Posted By GhostRider62

Born in the 50's and started to ride in the 70's,...

Born in the 50's and started to ride in the 70's, my vintage Masi GC hangs in the garage and I pretty much only ride carbon and electronic shifted bikes with carbon hoops
Replies: 32
Views: 1,209
Posted By GhostRider62

The nonadjustable wimpy beep on the Garmin is my...

The nonadjustable wimpy beep on the Garmin is my one beef. On my upright, normal bike it is not a problem but on a recumbent, the speeds and wind noise are much higher and I cannot hear the beep...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a bike friday pocket rocket. 6'4'' when...

I have a bike friday pocket rocket. 6'4'' when I got back in the 90's. Great bike. Never ride it anymore but it is a sweet ride
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,723
Posted By GhostRider62

Just want to say.....don't get a regular 2 wheel...

Just want to say.....don't get a regular 2 wheel recumbent. Falling to the side is pretty common while stopped or riding very slowly on one of these things when new to them. And, it really, really...
07-03-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,178
Posted By GhostRider62

Does anyone know if Trek put this design defect...

Does anyone know if Trek put this design defect into the upcoming 2023 Domane?
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By GhostRider62

My first tour some 40 years ago was a total...

My first tour some 40 years ago was a total cluster by modern GPS, Internet, heatmaps, and packaged route standards.

I flew my fit relatively young body with gear to London on Peoples Express (was...
07-02-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By GhostRider62

cervical lordosis can be caused by many factors. ...

cervical lordosis can be caused by many factors.

I have cervical spine issues including a less than ideal alignment of the vertebra.

You do not give sufficient information to offer any...
07-02-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,152
Posted By GhostRider62

I cannot stand skull caps. Wearing a hat under a...

I cannot stand skull caps. Wearing a hat under a helmet in the sun is just stupid. Bandana? Only on dumpster diving days.

I found the Lazer G1 Mips helmet pad in the front to absorb a lot of...
07-02-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,387
Posted By GhostRider62

1985 GMC Cargo van. Does it have the waterbed...

1985 GMC Cargo van. Does it have the waterbed and lava lamp option?

Scouring the dumpster and scoring the chrome lug nut must have taken a lot of time and work. Congrats!!
Forum: Touring
07-01-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 417
Posted By GhostRider62

I've carried Nesltle Nido while backpacking if I...

I've carried Nesltle Nido while backpacking if I had access to cold water. I don't like it warm. You just have to see if you like it
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 514
Posted By GhostRider62

I don't what they put in the Martini but is...

I don't what they put in the Martini but is smelled like toilet bowl cleaner. For 15 bucks, i drank it
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 748
Posted By GhostRider62

What I found works best when temps are over 100F...

What I found works best when temps are over 100F and humidity is high? Slow way down.

When I did the TransAm Bike Race, it was 100-120F but dry in the West and low 100F with super high humidity...
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 514
Posted By GhostRider62

Was in Vermont last week and had my very first...

Was in Vermont last week and had my very first Martini or maybe my very first mixed drink.

I hated it.

Wait, I lied. I used to fly every Sunday at sunrise down to the DR. Flight attendant...
07-01-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,350
Posted By GhostRider62

OP could also just ride one handed. I...

OP could also just ride one handed.

I fetch the recycling and garbage containers using my bike, I roll them using the left arm and ride with the right arm.
07-01-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,280
Posted By GhostRider62

I am not sure it counts but my mid 80's Peter...

I am not sure it counts but my mid 80's Peter Mooney did a couple 200k rides this year. Once with drop bars and once with Nitto Moustache bars. The not sure part is because I have new parts on it. ...
07-01-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,350
Posted By GhostRider62

Seriously, duck tape. cheap and effective and...

Seriously, duck tape. cheap and effective and that bike is screaming for some duck tape.
07-01-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,280
Posted By GhostRider62

I did many 30+ day tours on my Dawes Super Galaxy...

I did many 30+ day tours on my Dawes Super Galaxy back in the early 80's and did plenty of 100-180 milers on a late 70's Miyata. I'd start on the North Shore and ride towards the Vermont border and...
07-01-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 21,889
Posted By GhostRider62

OMG....this happened to me a few days ago on a...

OMG....this happened to me a few days ago on a long Z2 endurance ride. Three weenie club members chased me down and once they passed me, they slowed way down and then fanned out from the center line...
07-01-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,917
Posted By GhostRider62

I agree with all those points. Myself, I thought...

I agree with all those points. Myself, I thought I would never have electronic shifting because I sort of like old ways. But due to hand and arm pain/weakness, I simply could not shift my SRAM...
07-01-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By GhostRider62

I think Shimano only gives you a wart with 12s...

I think Shimano only gives you a wart with 12s Di2 and rim brakes. With disc brakes, you are spared. I could be wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By GhostRider62

I have not ridden a recumbent bike for over a...

I have not ridden a recumbent bike for over a year. I have a TT bike. You mischaracterized me completely. I have not been a member here for years. I think you mistake me for ridabent member.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By GhostRider62

Lead pro rider is not going to have a CdA of...

Lead pro rider is not going to have a CdA of 0.300, this is as unlikely as a TT rider having a CdA of 0.180, more like 0.250 for the lead rider.

550-600 watts of 20-30 seconds every 2-4 minutes is...
06-30-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,078
Posted By GhostRider62

Maybe not significant to you. Reduction of...

Maybe not significant to you.

Reduction of rolling resistance is the best, cheapest, and quickest bang for the buck in terms of increasing speed for the average joe. I would say nothing matters...
06-30-22, 11:42 AM
06-30-22, 09:40 AM
06-30-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,350
Posted By GhostRider62

Attach the club to a rope and drag it.

Attach the club to a rope and drag it.
06-30-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 931
Posted By GhostRider62

I went for a 3 hour fitting that was to cost...

I went for a 3 hour fitting that was to cost $275, they recommended a new frame. I bought the frame and was given 10% off the price and credit for the fitting towards the frame, which was drop...
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By GhostRider62

Having read lots of crazyguyonbike reports, I...

Having read lots of crazyguyonbike reports, I would love to do this race. I cannot remember a tourist complaining about the route. I've ridden parts of it and driven parts of it. 1500 miles isn't...
06-28-22, 08:30 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By GhostRider62

I have about 8 batteries and three different...

I have about 8 batteries and three different chargers from the AXS and eTap group, they all play well together.
06-28-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 21,889
Posted By GhostRider62

Torx and allen wenches are not so special ...

Torx and allen wenches are not so special

Thin 15 mm cone wrenches, 32 mm headset wrenches to work on an old bike>>>>>those are special.
06-28-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 438
Posted By GhostRider62

I measure HR and power on all rides. It is not...

I measure HR and power on all rides. It is not unusual for Garmin to tell me I need 4 days rest. It is a joke, almost as bad as the VO2 max guesstimator

I use HRV in the morning, sleep status,...
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By GhostRider62

I have not had a brake lever w/o shifter in over...

I have not had a brake lever w/o shifter in over 30 years, so, I cannot directly help.

What you might consider is ordering online some of your choices and returning the losers keeping the keeper. ...
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By GhostRider62

> The most under rated thing about bents and...

> The most under rated thing about bents and trikes??

How much weenie upwrongs get their panitees all twisted when they read how comfortable they are. Totally irrational but funny
06-27-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,078
Posted By GhostRider62

Greenspeed scorcher is the fastest 406 tire or at...

Greenspeed scorcher is the fastest 406 tire or at least many claim based on testing although there is a Continental tire made with the same casing and rubber as the Supersonic that is supposedly...
06-27-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By GhostRider62

Tell that to Assos. My Mille GTO C2 bibs...

Tell that to Assos.

My Mille GTO C2 bibs with the ossidia fabric is compressive by design.

The KuKu penthouse isn't as luxurious for the big bird as the predecessor Assos bibs but they are...
06-27-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 856
Posted By GhostRider62

Does OP have a link to the snake oil pill that he...

Does OP have a link to the snake oil pill that he is selling?
06-27-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 856
Posted By GhostRider62

Hot burning lightning bolt pain from left...

Hot burning lightning bolt pain from left shoulder down to the hand. Hard to sleep. Riding is painful.
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