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Forum: Introductions
09-30-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By delbiker1

Hello from another Delawarean, Bethany Beach area.

Hello from another Delawarean, Bethany Beach area.
09-29-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 350
Posted By delbiker1

I am in the camp that does not like flat bars on...

I am in the camp that does not like flat bars on a road bike, due to being uncomfortable after riding for not that long. However, as I age, and due to chronic spinal issues, I have to do do a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By delbiker1

I have had quite a few Hutchinson Fusion...

I have had quite a few Hutchinson Fusion Performance tires and never had a problem with them. In fact, I liked them a lot, but, their price jumped a lot during the worst of covid. I just recently...
09-28-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By delbiker1

Zippety-Doo-Da! One of SNL's funniest...

Zippety-Doo-Da! One of SNL's funniest characters, IMO. The bike looks pretty decent with that nice 105 group.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,405
Posted By delbiker1

Good on you for the final result, extra-special...

Good on you for the final result, extra-special kudos to the LBS for the fantastic help and customer service. And, for whatever reason, good on Specialized. Having a good relationship with a LBS is a...
09-27-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 981
Posted By delbiker1

Not a fan of leather cycling gloves, nor cotton....

Not a fan of leather cycling gloves, nor cotton. They hold the moisture, and smell terrible after drying. I like full fingered gloves with no, or minimal padding, that wick moisture and dry quickly....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By delbiker1

To me, it sounds like a cable issue, not the...

To me, it sounds like a cable issue, not the cassette. I wonder if the OP used the barrel adjuster at the RD, he mentions slackening the cable, but does not mention the adjuster. In addition, I am...
09-26-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By delbiker1

If you read the original post through, the poster...

If you read the original post through, the poster states they are not questioning longevity. He/she is asking about any experience anyone has had with that particular bb, ergo, my post. If I am still...
09-26-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By delbiker1

I replaced a piece of crap FSA PF BB and not as...

I replaced a piece of crap FSA PF BB and not as bad crankset with a Tiagra 4600 crank and the bb you are asking about. I then replaced that crank set with a real nice CF Kuota, using the same bb. I...
09-25-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,266
Posted By delbiker1

This post, maybe?

This post, maybe?
09-25-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By delbiker1

Barchettaman ,that is a Dunlop valve/stem, not a...

Barchettaman ,that is a Dunlop valve/stem, not a presta. Do not see many on bikes in the USA. I believe parts of Europe still has a fair amount of use with these. I have no experience with them,...
09-25-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 762
Posted By delbiker1

Are you sure the replacement dr is for 3x? What...

Are you sure the replacement dr is for 3x? What is the series number stamped on the back side plate?
09-24-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 610
Posted By delbiker1

I just hit 70 a couple of weeks ago. The past 5...

I just hit 70 a couple of weeks ago. The past 5 years has been an ongoing transition time. Not just gearing, but set up of my bikes also. I have never had Campy, always Shimano, so cannot comment on...
09-23-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,523
Posted By delbiker1

Just what BF has been lacking, BS.

Just what BF has been lacking, BS.
Forum: Introductions
09-23-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By delbiker1

NBG, don't leave us hanging, what are you riding?...

NBG, don't leave us hanging, what are you riding? There is a wealth of knowledge, and opinion, here. Enjoy and be safe.
09-20-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By delbiker1

I really like this bike. I have not had a...

I really like this bike. I have not had a fixed/ss since I was young, like a stingray. It looks like a perfect first one for someone, or someone that wants one just to take for a spin now and them....
09-20-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5,400
Views: 612,330
Posted By delbiker1

A belated happy b'day. I am a bit jealous of your...

A belated happy b'day. I am a bit jealous of your sound system. I have not had a really good one in a long time. Just in the past couple of years, I have had times when I missed having one, and the...
09-20-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By delbiker1

I have a set of 1056 dt levers that can be...

I have a set of 1056 dt levers that can be switched to friction mode. I do not have the mounting bolts for available for them. Pm me with interest.
09-19-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By delbiker1

Depending on location, including availability to...

Depending on location, including availability to other options, I am sure it is doable. What do your really want out of it? If you just want a side hustle to give you a bit of spending money, and...
09-19-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,224
Posted By delbiker1

Beacon bar update

I now have numerous rides on the Ritchey Beacon Bars. I believe I got the positioning of everything right this morning, but will do one more before wrapping. I am very much liking these bars. I would...
09-18-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,951
Posted By delbiker1

It seems to just keep getting worse on the roads....

It seems to just keep getting worse on the roads. Not just for cyclists. I have had many incidents in the last 2 years. One last week with a driver cutting short on his left turn, west to south, and...
09-17-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,518
Posted By delbiker1

I think it is a bit of a cyclical thing, hee hee,...

I think it is a bit of a cyclical thing, hee hee, momentum keeps it going for a while, then it naturally slows down. I like vintage, classic looking frame sets, but I like them with modern...
09-17-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,523
Views: 348,147
Posted By delbiker1

I sort of rediscovered how much I like riding my...

I sort of rediscovered how much I like riding my Lemond Tourmalet. I had not been riding it due to making changes on a couple of other bikes, ergo, mostly riding them. I switched the Tourmalet to a...
09-17-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,224
Posted By delbiker1

I really dislike flat bars. I have been a drop...

I really dislike flat bars. I have been a drop bar rider most of my life, but have recently tried a couple of other types.

First up: Ritchey Beacon Handlebar. Still a drop bar, but with very...
09-17-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By delbiker1

I just turned to 70 last week, and I have chronic...

I just turned to 70 last week, and I have chronic back issues. I have averaged 5000 miles per year for the past 10 years. This past spring I had a bout of acute prostatitis and was off the bikes for...
09-16-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By delbiker1

I would be okay with only 2 seasons, but they...

I would be okay with only 2 seasons, but they would be spring and fall. Personally, I cannot fathom anyone wanting to skip fall. I can do without the extreme heat and humidity and the extreme cold...
09-16-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By delbiker1

Ugly!

Ugly!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By delbiker1

These kind of things, for me, take some trial and...

These kind of things, for me, take some trial and error to get just right for the position I want. A couple of suggestions: move the brifters to a higher position on the curve, rotate the handlebar,...
09-14-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By delbiker1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/155125123767? ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/155125123767?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/334439320356?

Top one is actually 90mm, bottom is higher dollar but specs you are looking for. There are some others, mostly...
09-13-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,245
Posted By delbiker1

I like it, also. I have recently been thinking...

I like it, also. I have recently been thinking "Killen Beige" would be a nice color for a bike, ice grey 6600 group, matte black everything else, skin or brown sidewall tires.
09-12-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 821
Posted By delbiker1

I most like 28 or 30 mm for pavement. I have a...

I most like 28 or 30 mm for pavement. I have a Poprad that I use for easy path/gravel and chores, it has 32mm GK's on it. I tried the same tire in 35 mm, but it was too tight. Reality for me, tires...
09-12-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 8,512
Posted By delbiker1

I am a people, I still love to pedal. I will not...

I am a people, I still love to pedal. I will not say never, but I do not see myself owning an e-bike. That is certainly open to change, given the right, or wrong, circumstances. If it becomes a way...
09-12-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 878
Posted By delbiker1

Occasionally. I usually just lay them out in the...

Occasionally. I usually just lay them out in the sun with my shoes.
09-11-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By delbiker1

I have 2 bikes set up with Velo-Orange Porteur...

I have 2 bikes set up with Velo-Orange Porteur bars. This one is on sale now: https://velo-orange.com/collections/flat-and-upright-bars/products/vo-porteur-handlebar-23-8-dia-blk
I really like the...
09-07-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 551
Posted By delbiker1

I have chronic dry mouth issues, rx's being part...

I have chronic dry mouth issues, rx's being part of the cause, bowel and prostate issues, also. I almost always have water on hand to sip on. When biking, I occasionally pop a small piece of gum or...
09-07-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4,523
Views: 348,147
Posted By delbiker1

Actually from yesterday, my 70th birthday, 25...

Actually from yesterday, my 70th birthday, 25 miles. I made snap decision to drive to my hometown so my twin sister and I could spend the day together. 950 miles in 2 days was more miles driven than...
09-01-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,668
Posted By delbiker1

I am one that could get the Shorty 4's to be...

I am one that could get the Shorty 4's to be quiet for awhile. but the screech always came back. They came on a Poprad I purchased used and had a lot of wear on them. I did away with them and the...
09-01-22, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4,523
Views: 348,147
Posted By delbiker1

25 miles to get me to 800 for August. Now just...

25 miles to get me to 800 for August. Now just over 3900 for the year, 4 months to get 1100 more.
08-30-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 71,685
Views: 11,667,914
Posted By delbiker1

I hear you, mine is not anywhere close to that. I...

I hear you, mine is not anywhere close to that. I have actually sold quite a few items recently, and I gave a bike to a friend that wants to have one available. He is a business owner and father of 2...
08-30-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By delbiker1

I am a bit jealous of someone getting these for...

I am a bit jealous of someone getting these for that price. Republics are my favorite cycling shoes. Fortunately, they last a long time, and I think I replaced the cleats only once.
08-30-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,116
Posted By delbiker1

I have not looked at the article, likely will...

I have not looked at the article, likely will not. Civility is disappearing, it is likely to get worse. This morning, I came pretty close to getting hit by a driver that was cutting the corner by...
Forum: Introductions
08-30-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By delbiker1

You have picked a good place to expand your bike...

You have picked a good place to expand your bike world. Get on the bike and get in some miles, enjoy the ride.
Forum: Introductions
08-30-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By delbiker1

Greetings from south-coastal Delaware. Your...

Greetings from south-coastal Delaware. Your winter arrives a lot earlier, and last a good bit longer. I do not see much snow here, but occasionally a winter storm will dump 1 to 2 feet. I am able to...
Forum: Introductions
08-30-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to the Bikeforums. I am located about 6...

Welcome to the Bikeforums. I am located about 6 miles west of Bethany Beach, 12 from O.C., MD. I have not been in the D.C. area in a long time. I am not from this area, and I can remember the first...
08-29-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By delbiker1

I have become a big fan of Velo-Orange Porteur...

I have become a big fan of Velo-Orange Porteur bars, now on 2 bikes. I have 1 set up with a downslope, and 1 with a rise. Both with brifters, allows for a lot of hand positions and easy access to...
08-29-22, 01:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,550
Posted By delbiker1

My ability to displace things while working on...

My ability to displace things while working on bikes, and making a disorganized mess in my work areas. I really try to stay organized, but it just gets away from me, I don't even realize I am doing...
08-27-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,502
Posted By delbiker1

I am on the cusp of 70 years of age. I have never...

I am on the cusp of 70 years of age. I have never raced. I have never done what most riders would call serious bike training, like what a ranked amateur would do. I used to do high intensity...
08-27-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 952
Posted By delbiker1

To me, the big advantage of getting out early, at...

To me, the big advantage of getting out early, at least summertime, is the low volume of traffic of all kinds, and staying out of the intense sun and high temperatures. I will add lower wind velocity...
08-27-22, 10:59 AM
08-27-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,509
Posted By delbiker1

I guess my end goal is to keep riding as long as...

I guess my end goal is to keep riding as long as I can. I have long stated that if I make it into the 80s, I hope to still be riding consistently, and now I will add comfortably to that. My three...
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