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Forum: Introductions
06-29-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to these forums. A whole lot of knowledge...

Welcome to these forums. A whole lot of knowledge available here, of which, I have often been the benefactor of. Once you get in your 10 initial posts, FYI, pictures with questions can be a big help...
06-28-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26,321
Views: 2,831,830
Posted By delbiker1

65 miles this morning. Now 30 miles short of my...

65 miles this morning. Now 30 miles short of my 2nd ever 1,000 mile month.

Sunrise @ Bethany Beach, DE...
06-27-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By delbiker1

I started using them a couple years ago and have...

I started using them a couple years ago and have had no problem with cuts that caused flats, or to have to use a boot in the tire. I have noticed some small surface cuts, like from glass shards, but...
06-27-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By delbiker1

Gk's I have mounted now: 26mm on 15mm rims=26.9,...

Gk's I have mounted now: 26mm on 15mm rims=26.9, 28mm on 19.8mm rims=28.7, 32mm on 18mm rims=32.5. None of them are at max psi but 10-15 psi under, and all are with latex tubes. The 32 mm are TLC....
06-27-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By delbiker1

Sounds like a cable issue somewhere along the...

Sounds like a cable issue somewhere along the line. Other than that, I am not jumping into this one.
06-27-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 628
Posted By delbiker1

i feel you on that one. I have become a bit...

i feel you on that one. I have become a bit addicted and have been trying to withdraw a bit. After all, it is self inflicted pain. I believe I need to just say no, and go cold turkey. But, I did just...
06-27-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 628
Posted By delbiker1

I have chronic spinal issues that cause quite a...

I have chronic spinal issues that cause quite a bit of discomfort and pain. However, my most painful daily challenge is my arthritic left thumb. It affects so much every day. It is one of the reasons...
06-27-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,167
Posted By delbiker1

Not a bay, but certainly a big body of water, and...

Not a bay, but certainly a big body of water, and very pretty. Sunrise, Bethany Beach, DE, with my Poprad.
...
06-27-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 315,823
Posted By delbiker1

Another 40 miles today between my Poprad and Soma...

Another 40 miles today between my Poprad and Soma Smoothie. Now 3 days for another115 miles to get my 2nd ever 1000 mile month. I thought about getting another 15 in, but it was 9:40 and time for me...
06-27-22, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By delbiker1

The popping sound is likely the tire seating in...

The popping sound is likely the tire seating in the rim. Why would your tube have to untwist? If it is twisted inside the tire, you have installed it incorrectly.
06-26-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,309
Posted By delbiker1

If some one does not like the opinion, they can...

If some one does not like the opinion, they can look elsewhere. Let the seller or buyer do their own research for value. I have not seen anyone giving an evaluation make the statement that they are...
06-26-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,055
Posted By delbiker1

Doh? I guess your post was just "too deep for me...

Doh? I guess your post was just "too deep for me man." Go on ahead with your ************, and do not let me bother you.
06-26-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,055
Posted By delbiker1

I think the word sexy is highly overused, and...

I think the word sexy is highly overused, and used for things that have no sexuality. I have certainly never been sexually stimulated by a bike or bike stuff. I have never thought that I sexually...
06-25-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By delbiker1

If it is the front canti's that are being so...

If it is the front canti's that are being so noisy, the Koop Stop pads will help. I did away with the canti's on my cross bike, Lemond Poprad because I just do not like them. They were worn out...
06-25-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By delbiker1

You now have 11 posts, good to go.

You now have 11 posts, good to go.
06-25-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14,750
Views: 3,557,421
Posted By delbiker1

The handlebar looks like Velo-Orange Porteur. I...

The handlebar looks like Velo-Orange Porteur. I like them a lot. I just put a new headset on my Poprad, while doing so, I switched to the Porteur bars with 10 speed Tiagra brifters. Since I took the...
06-25-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5,143
Views: 580,807
Posted By delbiker1

My Poprad needed a new headset, compromised seal....

My Poprad needed a new headset, compromised seal. It had been like that for a while, but was operating smoothly until last week. I decided while I was doing the headset, I would also switch to a V-O...
06-24-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 315,823
Posted By delbiker1

Got in a 40 mile ride on my Poprad. I am now 245...

Got in a 40 mile ride on my Poprad. I am now 245 short of a 1,000 mile June.
Forum: Introductions
06-24-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By delbiker1

Hello BarbarianDiva, I was born in Rockford...

Hello BarbarianDiva, I was born in Rockford Memorial Hospital in 1952. I lived in Loves Park area until I was 23, when I moved to Ocean City, Md in 1976. I have lived just across the state line in...
06-23-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By delbiker1

I have a few padded liner shorts that work pretty...

I have a few padded liner shorts that work pretty well. One from Endura and Funkier. The Funkier stay in place really well. I also have a couple from the old Performance Bike website. The problem...
06-23-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,714
Posted By delbiker1

Got old, no slow rise either.

Got old, no slow rise either.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 02:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, good for you. I was not trying to be...

IMO, good for you. I was not trying to be critical, just not worth chancing a failure while riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By delbiker1

You spent money on a bike fitting, but you do not...

You spent money on a bike fitting, but you do not want to spend money to replace an obviously damaged CF seat post. No one can tell you if that is safe from looking at a picture, IMO. Make your...
06-22-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,022
Posted By delbiker1

Jumping out of an airplane was not something I...

Jumping out of an airplane was not something I ever aspired to do. However, a close friend that was dying footed the bill for a trip to Hawaii for 4 of us, 2017 He had jumped a couple of times from...
06-22-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By delbiker1

I have had patched tubes that lasted thousands of...

I have had patched tubes that lasted thousands of miles. Rema, IME, is the best. Also, I sometimes use glue less patches, again IME, they work well and I have had some last long term, some not. With...
06-22-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By delbiker1

Did someone say gibberish?

Did someone say gibberish?
06-22-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,022
Posted By delbiker1

My other exercises have to do with brain and...

My other exercises have to do with brain and mind. I do crosswords everyday, I do a lot of reading. I try meditation, but am not good at it. I have not been able to still my mind and body enough to...
06-21-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By delbiker1

Shoot, I just had a self imposed 2 day sabbatical...

Shoot, I just had a self imposed 2 day sabbatical from riding my bikes. It was a struggle not to go for a ride. I needed to constantly have something to occupy my mind, body and time. I took the days...
06-21-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By delbiker1

Good grief, that set up is a beast! Pedal strong.

Good grief, that set up is a beast! Pedal strong.
06-21-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By delbiker1

A ten speed chain, IME, works just fine on a 9...

A ten speed chain, IME, works just fine on a 9 speed set up. Nine speed chain does not match up with 10 speed. Generally, the higher speed chain will work with the lower speed set up, but I do not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,028
Posted By delbiker1

I have done that very thing with a couple of...

I have done that very thing with a couple of different bikes. Both times were with the same wheels and tires, same routes at approximately the same speed, and same psi in the tubes. Certainly not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,028
Posted By delbiker1

I use latex tubes a lot. For me, it is more about...

I use latex tubes a lot. For me, it is more about the ride quality than any weight savings. Matched with quality tires, there is a very noticeable difference in the ride, more supple and smooth. One...
06-21-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By delbiker1

I have cut a few seat posts and cf steer tubes. I...

I have cut a few seat posts and cf steer tubes. I do wrap the cut area, not where the blade cuts, with tape. I also use a regular thin blade and cut slowly with little pressure, and keep checking the...
06-21-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By delbiker1

I have done this to a couple of cassettes. It has...

I have done this to a couple of cassettes. It has been mixed results and kind of pain to get good shifting over the whole cassette. You are likely to end up with ramps and pins on the cogs that do...
06-20-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,505
Posted By delbiker1

We've all got some nuts rattling around in our...

We've all got some nuts rattling around in our heads. Mine is a large bag of mixed nuts.
06-20-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,160
Posted By delbiker1

I switched to mostly bibs last year. They just...

I switched to mostly bibs last year. They just stay in place better. I like ones that have almost to the knee length, or knickers. That is just for sun protection. I do still use shorts when I am...
06-20-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 867
Posted By delbiker1

I really think you need to get a bike and wheel...

I really think you need to get a bike and wheel set that will support that much weight, and have clearance for, at least, 35mm tires. Not being critical, but, you probably have extra pounds you...
06-20-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By delbiker1

It sounds to me like the top cap/spacers are not...

It sounds to me like the top cap/spacers are not square with the top of steer tube. I have had that issue with the spacer and the top cap off just a bit. Centering the spacer, then centering the top...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By delbiker1

If it is in fact bent, which I believe is true,...

If it is in fact bent, which I believe is true, then I know of no way to straighten it to be safe for riding. Aluminum does not react well to being bent, more so to repair an existing bend.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By delbiker1

Something sounds off. I do not see how a bump on...

Something sounds off. I do not see how a bump on a blade could affect the steer tube. I think either the explanation was wrong, or, maybe misinterpreted. A couple of the pictures look to me like the...
06-18-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 315,823
Posted By delbiker1

Today was a leisurely 25 or so miles. That puts...

Today was a leisurely 25 or so miles. That puts me just over 600 for June. I think I am going to take the next 2 days off the bikes, to get chores done to clear me for the last 10 days of the month....
06-18-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By delbiker1

I believe all Shimano 9 speed groups are...

I believe all Shimano 9 speed groups are compatible. When you state 3-2-1, do you mean going to smaller cog, or going to larger cog. I am using a Deore rear derailleur, rd-m591, with 4500 9 speed...
06-18-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By delbiker1

As cycco says, lots of spd shoes with good...

As cycco says, lots of spd shoes with good ventilation. I have both spd and spd-sl. While I like both styles, I have come to prefer the spd due to the fact that I get off the bike more than I used...
06-18-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By delbiker1

Not the same at all. If the 105 is low mileage...

Not the same at all. If the 105 is low mileage and in good condition, it is a good group and will likely last a long time. If you want to put dollars into it just because you want to, or for...
06-18-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By delbiker1

No way to definitively answer that question. If...

No way to definitively answer that question. If you are talking about riding gravel or off road, tubeless seems like the way to go. I have never had a tubeless set up, but, if I was doing more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By delbiker1

New set up experiment

I have chronic spinal and shoulder issues. I was mostly inactive for the first 4 months of 2022 due to recurring UTI that blew up into acute prostatitis. Since getting back on the bikes beginning the...
06-16-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4,973
Views: 528,285
Posted By delbiker1

ISO: one or two 34 tooth, Shimano 8/9/10 speed...

ISO: one or two 34 tooth, Shimano 8/9/10 speed compatible cog, I need just the 34t if anyone has one. Old cassette with the 34t cog in good shape, to sacrifice to tearing apart, could work.
06-16-22, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By delbiker1

probikekit.com has Vittoria Rubino Pro, 30mm,...

probikekit.com has Vittoria Rubino Pro, 30mm, two-pack for $59. Shipping is flat $9.99 up to $179, then free. I put a set of them on my Soma Smoothie with Zonda wheels. I have them paired with latex...
06-12-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By delbiker1

Gotta be cool now, gotta take care,........ one...

Gotta be cool now, gotta take care,........ one more radar lover gone!"
06-10-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4,973
Views: 528,285
Posted By delbiker1

Hondo6, PM me. I have one 1050 caliper with...

Hondo6, PM me. I have one 1050 caliper with those. You are welcome to them. I just pulled them off and they are fine. The other one has housing sections as mention above.
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