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Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,726
Posted By waters60

My interest in the ultrasonic cleaner is its...

My interest in the ultrasonic cleaner is its ability to do a very thorough job of cleaning parts. In the old days we would use Coleman fuel in a shallow tray to clean chains so this just seems to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,726
Posted By waters60

It may be in this thread already but how many are...

It may be in this thread already but how many are using ultrasonic cleaners for chains and cogs?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,759
Posted By waters60

Non padded PI bib tights over bib shorts. Straps...

Non padded PI bib tights over bib shorts. Straps are not a bother. I like how bib tights eliminate a vulnerability of the lower back.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,683
Posted By waters60

...” I still can’t bring myself to leave the...

...” I still can’t bring myself to leave the frame pump at home. I carry two CO₂ cartridges with me and have never needed the second one. But I know that the first time I don’t take the pump that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 04:27 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,045
Posted By waters60

My ‘92 Merckx Century is a great ride. My dad’s...

My ‘92 Merckx Century is a great ride. My dad’s ‘74 Masi Gran Criterium still rides like the champ ( State Roads ) it was. Old is very subjective, a philosophy I embrace at age 61!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By waters60

You won’t regret the Super Six. I love mine....

You won’t regret the Super Six. I love mine. Can’t compare it to a 14 year old bike I don’t know. Can you test ride it? That is the great thing about a LBS and the only way to really know.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By waters60

Balance

Not sure where this belongs but..
Went riding with my 63 year old wife on a local rail trail yesterday. It had been 1 1/2 years since she rode outside and her loss of balance was rather disturbing....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,189
Posted By waters60

Definitely two different worlds inside and out....

Definitely two different worlds inside and out. Power is invaluable inside. Since I ride on ancient Performance rollers ( with resistance fans ) I don’t have the smart trainer feedback. Structured...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,244
Posted By waters60

Trust nobody to make that determination. I always...

Trust nobody to make that determination. I always look both ways twice before going through an intersection.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,153
Posted By waters60

I feel sorry for the people who are so serious...

I feel sorry for the people who are so serious they can’t reply to a friendly hello. I love riding and barring a complete bonk it puts me in a good mood. What I feel sorry for are the riders who...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By waters60

Interesting to read a thread where the answer was...

Interesting to read a thread where the answer was already known.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By waters60

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/giordana-fr-c-p...

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/giordana-fr-c-pro-bib-short-mens?cmp_id=EM_CC-OrderConfirm&utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=CC-OrderConfirm

Rapha, Pearl Izumi, Sugoi;...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,211
Posted By waters60

Any love for Giordana FRC-Pro bibs? My Rapha’s...

Any love for Giordana FRC-Pro bibs?
My Rapha’s cost a fortune and were a miscalculation on my part; the “ relaxed “ fit Lycra was not compressive enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,612
Posted By waters60

It seems that if we have an electronic shifter on...

It seems that if we have an electronic shifter on our bikes we have already crossed the frontier. Three days ago my Bolt told me my Di2 battery was low. Yesterday it reminded me again so I charged...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 06:11 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By waters60

+1 on the Wiley glasses! What a huge difference...

+1 on the Wiley glasses! What a huge difference in the winter, and now during pollen season. The only problem is remembering to use the foam insert, as I don’t always use it. Stoplights and long...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,785
Posted By waters60

In any event, it is stiff.

In any event, it is stiff.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,785
Posted By waters60

Heads up about converting from 105 to Di2. You...

Heads up about converting from 105 to Di2. You will need the little carbon fiber piece that houses the Di2 charging port and interface. I found one a year ago; it was the missing part of the puzzle....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,785
Posted By waters60

I would not count on the Super Six being more...

I would not count on the Super Six being more forgiving. It is a race bike and definitely stiffer than the Synapse.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,785
Posted By waters60

My faulty memory! I conflated the $ 6,00.00 price...

My faulty memory! I conflated the $ 6,00.00 price tag of the Di2 non high mod version with the 4,000.00 I paid for my Di2 Synapse. By swapping over the Di2 group I got a better deal..
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,785
Posted By waters60

I went from riding my beloved 1992 Merckx Century...

I went from riding my beloved 1992 Merckx Century to the 2018 Synapse Di2. I really liked the Synapse but there seemed to be something missing. I bought my Super Six last March and swapped its 105...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By waters60

Meniscus irritation from twisting out of pedals?

I have a pair of Assioma pedals which take considerable torque to get out of. Over the last couple of months my right knee/ meniscus has been sore. It is the foot I take out at stops. The left...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,714
Posted By waters60

Depends on many factors. Familiarity leads to the...

Depends on many factors. Familiarity leads to the fastest descents, conversely, lack of familiarity keeps it in check; road conditions, unknown intersections, wet conditions. My bike is very stable...
04-02-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 228,955
Posted By waters60

Glad I got my replacements already. After years...

Glad I got my replacements already. After years of budget Vittoria Rally tubulars, which are looked down upon but ride very nicely I wanted an upgrade. My front Vlaanderen will be 2 years old in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By waters60

Maybe these:?! ...

Maybe these:?!
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,406
Posted By waters60

We can be forgiven if the bar wrapping skills are...

We can be forgiven if the bar wrapping skills are atrophying; tape today lasts many times longer than cotton bar tape did and you get do-overs because the stretchy nature is at least as responsible...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,460
Posted By waters60

Funny how many “ experts “ opine on things they...

Funny how many “ experts “ opine on things they have no clue about. Tubular tires and disc brakes come to mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,584
Posted By waters60

Glad to see others have the same idea! My Campy...

Glad to see others have the same idea! My Campy Bora One wheels can wake the dead but coasting up behind people they hear it quite well!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By waters60

Keeping below FTP on long climbs is very...

Keeping below FTP on long climbs is very challenging even with my 36 X 32. I’ll qualify that my long climbs can be steep.
Before power I used HR. Although a lagging indicator it was a good way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By waters60

Consider what you will be using your PM pedals...

Consider what you will be using your PM pedals for. Indoor and outdoor are very different situations. Indoors PM pedals are ( for me ) a critical part of my training. Outdoors, unless you are very...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,026
Posted By waters60

In the same vein; I long ago learned not to share...

In the same vein; I long ago learned not to share the very few scary moments with my wife. I can imagine she worries about me enough as I Iog many hours on the road.
What is the scariest thing you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,640
Posted By waters60

Getting good doses of methane too?!

Getting good doses of methane too?!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,640
Posted By waters60

Replacing a chain at 1500 miles? What do you...

Replacing a chain at 1500 miles?
What do you do to replace a chain at that mileage?!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,870
Posted By waters60

Curious if you ride with your hands on the tops...

Curious if you ride with your hands on the tops of your bars. Why no tape there?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,870
Posted By waters60

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/1f3bb448_6b0b_488c_b60d_447cfef472a8_e2f7715f0906a838b521000b22bc3340cbd59f1c.jpeg
K Edge
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,870
Posted By waters60

K Edge

K Edge
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,577
Posted By waters60

Watching countless road race sprint finishes I...

Watching countless road race sprint finishes I can’t recall ever seeing someone standing and spinning maniacally at 120 rpm. BMX riders don’t have the option of changing gears!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,577
Posted By waters60

Out of the saddle at 110-120 rpm? It would seem...

Out of the saddle at 110-120 rpm? It would seem that negates the reason for being out of the saddle, power generation. While sitting high rpm’s can be isolated. Standing it is much harder to isolate...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,102
Posted By waters60

Correct. More data to confuse us, granted there...

Correct. More data to confuse us, granted there are those like the above who could benefit knowing how their damaged leg is performing. It seems like the flood of data we get from our devices is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By waters60

Campy Bora One from ProBikeKit @ $ 1562.00 ...

Campy Bora One from ProBikeKit @ $ 1562.00
Over your price but I love my Bora tubular disc wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By waters60

Sounds like fun! You STARTED this ride @ 36...

Sounds like fun! You STARTED this ride @ 36 degrees and rain?!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,605
Posted By waters60

New geometry and carbon frames make suspending...

New geometry and carbon frames make suspending bikes from top tubes problematic. I will get a Kuat soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By waters60

I second your appreciation of many gears. Then...

I second your appreciation of many gears. Then there are these types!
https://www.bicycling.com/rides/a20049677/video-what-it-s-like-to-cross-the-alps-on-a-fixie/
11-30-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,668
Posted By waters60

“Does your mirror replace looking?” Yes, for...

“Does your mirror replace looking?” Yes, for almost 30 years. I can see much better and more safely with a mirror.
11-30-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,668
Posted By waters60

“Anti-Varia people be like...” should have been...

“Anti-Varia people be like...” should have been flagged for grammar.
11-29-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,668
Posted By waters60

I am still trying to figure out where the Varia...

I am still trying to figure out where the Varia fits in. My questions get snarky replies instead of useful feedback. Some of us do not know much about how the Varia works so given the number of...
11-28-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,668
Posted By waters60

Pretty ignorant reply to a serious question. Does...

Pretty ignorant reply to a serious question. Does use of Varia or similar device obviate the need for looking back? I have used a mirror for many years. It is an old habit and I am routinely...
11-28-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,668
Posted By waters60

To users of the Varia and similar devices; I...

To users of the Varia and similar devices; I assume you still use a mirror or look back to check for approaching traffic?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,897
Posted By waters60

Ah yes, the days of my youth, when I bent a...

Ah yes, the days of my youth, when I bent a Regina 23 on my 42 tooth front going up Smugglers... To be 21 again! What impresses me most are fellow 60 year olds or better still using those gears. I’m...
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