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Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-24, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 570
Posted By cyclezen

I do quite a bit of 'social' riding these days,...

I do quite a bit of 'social' riding these days, prolly 3 - 4 rides a month (maybe less at times), and I do hang no further than mid-group, and often in the rear, with anyone who seems to be working...
06-09-24, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By cyclezen

good choice! the more you can relate your...

good choice! the more you can relate your current equipment , especially your gearing, to your riding; the better prepared you will be for that time when you decide to move to something which will...
06-07-24, 10:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,638
Posted By cyclezen

"Controversial is used to describe someone or...

"Controversial is used to describe someone or something that causes people to get upset and argue. Controversial is the adjective form of the noun controversy, which is a prolonged dispute, debate,...
06-07-24, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5,472
Views: 888,089
Posted By cyclezen

What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor...

What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name?
That which we call a rose
By any other name would...
06-07-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By cyclezen

More gear selection won;t make you 'faster'. It...

More gear selection won;t make you 'faster'. It will help when you have the knowledge and power to ride at your most efficient and best.
Sora 9 spd is prolly very servicable, relaible and even...
06-06-24, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By cyclezen

Photo of shoe, sole and problem needed. so that...

Photo of shoe, sole and problem needed. so that we have a clear understanding of your issue.
You won;t be able to attach to a post until you reach 10 posts...
but you might be able to put into the...
06-05-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,892
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 692,238
Posted By cyclezen

Right in the middle of this Thread range......

Right in the middle of this Thread range... riding the bike for quite some years and hope to continue for my full term of service...
every day... of course, other things come up, so not always...
06-05-24, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By cyclezen

if chain alignment is correct, then skipping is...

if chain alignment is correct, then skipping is either the chain is well over limit of stretch OR since chain is New, the cogs on which the skipping is happening are worn beyond good use.
Used to...
06-04-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,752
Posted By cyclezen

"cycling is about the bike, you and the landscape...

"cycling is about the bike, you and the landscape you are riding through, The Ride is when all three become one". - j

"Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride." -...
06-02-24, 09:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,204
Posted By cyclezen

Been following the thread, and if you have...

Been following the thread, and if you have confidence your Primary physician knows you well, then it's always good to start there with a 'conversation', even if that is email (MyCHart?).
And changes...
06-01-24, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5,472
Views: 888,089
Posted By cyclezen

How long did it take for the water to spill out ?

How long did it take for the water to spill out ?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,626
Posted By cyclezen

Bike is still an excellent bike. wheel bearings...

Bike is still an excellent bike.
wheel bearings should be an easy replacement by a shop which has any skills.
but not knowing the wheels, couldn;t say how difficult - most are simple pull and...
06-01-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By cyclezen

OK! Great ! It's not a 'cargo bike' like many of...

OK! Great ! It's not a 'cargo bike' like many of us might expect - with a large cargo platform/carrier - just s vey solid built Step-Thru electric.
And about the same weight as many of the Fat Tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-24, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By cyclezen

I have that same 2006, it's a very nice riding...

I have that same 2006, it's a very nice riding bike! I don't ride it enough... But a very nice bike.
$350 is a great price for that.
visually looks great, but only an inspection would confirm ....
05-31-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,543
Posted By cyclezen

Just purchased a NEW road bike... mostly 'just...

Just purchased a NEW road bike... mostly 'just because' (current newest is 10+ yrs old).
and specifically stayed with cable shifting... having tried e-shifting, I see no advantages for me... ...
05-31-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By cyclezen

Great on you for getting out and choosing to ride...

Great on you for getting out and choosing to ride a bike !
20 yrs a long time, but your body does retain that memory, just takes longer to activate that again. That's the re-learning happening.
If...
05-31-24, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,745
Posted By cyclezen

for me, it's a balance... and being 100% 'dog',...

for me, it's a balance... and being 100% 'dog', I can be enthusiastic to the max about most anything which suits...
the human condition is variable. If Thoreau needs his solitude, ok. It's ok to...
05-29-24, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By cyclezen

Now ? Heavenly ! Then? We thought we had...

Now ? Heavenly ! Then? We thought we had heaven... LOL!
Finally being convinced by the 'Old Guys' in Central Park that a decent set of tubular wheels would make my riding much better - getting off...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-24, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,279
Posted By cyclezen

Hi, I'll come at it from a different angle... ...

Hi, I'll come at it from a different angle...
First, don;t take my comments as condescending, just some experience from experience.
Good Wheels are great ! Always an important part of cycling at...
05-28-24, 08:17 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 15,118
Posted By cyclezen

As it happens, the last 6-7 years of my 58+ years...

As it happens, the last 6-7 years of my 58+ years of cycling are now often Solo. So I half qualify for this thread. I am not a casual cyclist, as might be the tilt that word is used herein.
I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-24, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By cyclezen

I have a significant hearing loss in the higher...

I have a significant hearing loss in the higher frequencies, in addition to significant tinnitus, so always trying to reduce ambient noise, like wind noise.
I've tried some earlier design which are...
05-22-24, 10:05 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,423
Posted By cyclezen

Have to echo posts of users with success and...

Have to echo posts of users with success and pertinent comments on use of TPU. I've had a solid year of TPU, with no issues.
Recognizing the light nature of the material and importance of proper...
05-21-24, 10:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,857
Posted By cyclezen

Remember DnvrFox. Didn't think you were...

Remember DnvrFox. Didn't think you were controversial... Sorry to hear you're pulling back.
Hope you stay involved.
Funny thing about life - when one thing ends, it opens for another thing to...
05-21-24, 10:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,280
Posted By cyclezen

Yes, as noted likely a U08 - and C - V will be...

Yes, as noted likely a U08 - and C - V will be helpful...
clean with whatever, but I recommend 'cleaners' not containing 'solvents' - they may damage some of the old cosmetics. It's ok to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-24, 09:06 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,407
Posted By cyclezen

Pros ARE NOT "All that !" a lot of them ride...

Pros ARE NOT "All that !"
a lot of them ride with locked elbows... usually the guys at the back ...
I never ride without gloves, even when grocery shopping...
If I'm wearing a helmet, I'm also...
05-21-24, 08:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,280
Posted By cyclezen

Interesting mix of parts on that bike ! That era...

Interesting mix of parts on that bike ! That era Peugeot usually came with Simplex parts and either some basic cottered crank or higher level Stronglight.... Also the Track Bars are an interesting...
05-20-24, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5,472
Views: 888,089
Posted By cyclezen

back from 3 days of varied riding in San Luis...

back from 3 days of varied riding in San Luis Obispo County. We quartered in Morro Bay, and rode around - Montana de Oro, Profumo - See Cyn to Avilla Bch & Avilla, Pismo and up in the wIne country of...
05-19-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By cyclezen

Don't become hung up on 'Numbers', 'size - it's...

Don't become hung up on 'Numbers', 'size - it's important, of course, but your bike should be well within you good size range...
In my 1st post, I gave you a link for the geometry and sizing - you...
05-19-24, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,103
Posted By cyclezen

saddle & position saddle is often used for...

saddle & position
saddle is often used for weight distribution - could work, but also 'not'...
pressure points from weight are: each hand, each pedal/foot, each siztbone (you have 2 on the saddle)....
05-15-24, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By cyclezen

Fore/Aft cleat placement mostly affects the foot...

Fore/Aft cleat placement mostly affects the foot 'lever' and will affect muscle engagement in the entire pedal stroke, especially lowerleg/calf engagement, but really all the muscles involved. I...
05-12-24, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By cyclezen

Ok, so with the measurements you added, height...

Ok, so with the measurements you added, height and weight, I can visualize a shorter leg/longer torso rider. Arm length also has a part of the overall fit process.
But from current measurements,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-24, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,089
Posted By cyclezen

My own opinion is that tire it's more complicated...

My own opinion is that tire it's more complicated than just tire width... Tire construction and materials seems to have a definite effect on rolling resistance.
As well as matching tire width to the...
05-11-24, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By cyclezen

This allows a few more thoughts and comments ! ...

This allows a few more thoughts and comments !
If that's your pants inseam preference, then I might suggest using 'cycling inseam' measurement - measurement more appropriate for considering frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21,411
Views: 5,326,710
Posted By cyclezen

so, a week or so back I posted a newly purchased...

so, a week or so back I posted a newly purchased TREK Emonda SL5.
After a couple of longer rides, and reviewing the bike more - and in comparison to what I already have, I decided it wasn't really...
05-10-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By cyclezen

You're not giving much info about yourself,...

You're not giving much info about yourself, cycling & bike equipment experience and intent/desire.
without that, the current suggestions pretty much cover the options.
go by manufacturer...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-24, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,732
Posted By cyclezen

Figuero Mtn Rd - Santa Ynez ? :foo: I don't...

Figuero Mtn Rd - Santa Ynez ? :foo: I don't recognize this section ! I stopped riding Fig Mt last year - The road became SO crappy from the rainstorm damage, that it was a nightmare of broken...
05-08-24, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,936
Posted By cyclezen

Before jumping into 'gravel' with a dedicated...

Before jumping into 'gravel' with a dedicated bike, I decided to try to 'convert' an older (2005) Spec Roubaix. The 'convert' was essentially CX tires and a freewheel that would work with the current...
05-06-24, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By cyclezen

not a 'tourer/packer', this would not be my...

not a 'tourer/packer', this would not be my shopping/errands bike (which is now an e-bike...) very 'sport'/ performance oriented, sometimes/often just cruising around.
This is my daily ride ,10...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-24, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,732
Posted By cyclezen

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1152x865/osm_apr2024_frommycockpit_96dpi_18a632b7977a120598b9d9ad357f30270aa58f9a.jpg
Climbing Old San Marcos Rd & Painted Cave to Camino Cielo
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-24, 08:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,492
Posted By cyclezen

true, but 'age' can have a pleasant side... you...

true, but 'age' can have a pleasant side... you worry just a little less about 'time' and 'see' the climb more completely, everything that you're passing through...
... knowing that things are going...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-24, 05:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,492
Posted By cyclezen

LOL! You set this fire in the chicken coop just...

LOL! You set this fire in the chicken coop just to watch all the hens run around ! Silly !
'Give a lever long enough, and one can move the earth' all well and good, except there is real world stuff....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-24, 09:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,927
Posted By cyclezen

Dependz... I just bought a TREK Emonda SL5 -...

Dependz...
I just bought a TREK Emonda SL5 - should be a slightly better wheelset, but prolly is the same... My immediate thoughts on the test ride - The wheels have GOT TO GO ! Heavy, lethargic,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-24, 09:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,909
Posted By cyclezen

There's a rider in our Sunday group, aussie, who...

There's a rider in our Sunday group, aussie, who had a custom TI frame made, built up the rest himself, using an IGH and belt drive, otherwise upper level road components...
Just from the 'heft'...
05-01-24, 09:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,006
Posted By cyclezen

Looks 'right'... and you're not as far 'out of...

Looks 'right'... and you're not as far 'out of it' as you might think... age + 20 is really quite off for anyone with a modicum of activity (not dealing with known issues...).
'climbing' is a form...
05-01-24, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5,472
Views: 888,089
Posted By cyclezen

CLIMATE CRISIS ! Palms in London ! soon we'll...

CLIMATE CRISIS ! Palms in London ! soon we'll be seeing beach umbrellas and bikinis in Utqiagvik...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-24, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By cyclezen

Repurposing my older surf wetsuits provides some...

Repurposing my older surf wetsuits provides some longer lasting insoles, custom cut, each full suit provides many insoles and enough material for many other uses - like pads for the helmet chin...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-24, 10:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,421
Posted By cyclezen

Actually, CF wheels with alloy braking bands are...

Actually, CF wheels with alloy braking bands are out there, available. But then you're reducing one 'advantage of CF, which is weight.
Haven't used CF wheels in the 'wet' (we don;t normally get much...
04-24-24, 09:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,006
Posted By cyclezen

There's a rider I see, pass often on one of my...

There's a rider I see, pass often on one of my loops. Now for well over a year. And every time they are 'pushing' a gear - slow cadence, rocking a bit to get their best 'push' on each pedal stroke....
04-23-24, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5,472
Views: 888,089
Posted By cyclezen

Today was a 'different' one... My 'To-Do' list...

Today was a 'different' one...
My 'To-Do' list for today took longer, so my daily ride in afternoon had to wait for a bit.
Finally got out just at beginning of 'Rush Hour' for bikes... starts at...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-24, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,616
Posted By cyclezen

Agree with others, a nice bike. Seems in good...

Agree with others, a nice bike. Seems in good condition. WHeelset is adequate, but also prolly quite heavy, that's a good area for 'upgrade. The geartrain/equipment looks in good condition
Size -...
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