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06-27-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 44,438
Posted By cyclezen

Only thing I HAD to change immediately was the...

Only thing I HAD to change immediately was the saddle, at 130mm it is way too narrow for me. Minimum I need is 141-143, much wider not necessary for me.
Otherwise the 'stock' bike works precisely,...
06-26-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 44,438
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, in a nutshell I'm extremely happy with the...

Yeah, in a nutshell I'm extremely happy with the FSA NonSeries wheelset. Comes with adapters for all the common QR and TA setups - works great.
Wheel are substantially lighter than 'stock' X wheels,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By cyclezen

Sounds like a great start for some performance...

Sounds like a great start for some performance cycling!
And your current ride is quite nice and certainly will work well for what you're doing. Tiagra is quite good stuff and more than adequate for...
06-26-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By cyclezen

Hi, Recently found an additionally useful therapy...

Hi, Recently found an additionally useful therapy for muscle and connective tissue rehab and recovery - TENS muscle electrical device.
A friend is a well-known (certified) acupuncturist who now also...
06-26-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 845
Posted By cyclezen

cycling is and has been the hub of my Mandala for...

cycling is and has been the hub of my Mandala for quite some time... mostly 'roadie' with prior track, but now greatly enhanced by mtb/gravel (same rides since there isn't gravel in my area, just...
06-25-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 636
Posted By cyclezen

put one together, get some others to participate...

put one together, get some others to participate - enjoy - maybe an avenue to greatness ??? or boredom...
topic has been picked clean already......
06-24-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By cyclezen

Take your cues from the Pros. If you don;t have...

Take your cues from the Pros. If you don;t have a soigneur who can give a good massage, after a long day at the amusement park, then learn self-massage. Anyone who does long multi-day riding knows...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,346
Posted By cyclezen

The USA is a big place... The OP is in SoCal ( as...

The USA is a big place... The OP is in SoCal ( as am I) and most of the serious climbs - 4+ to 12+ miles takes up to places where there is NO water!
And it's Hot with often an Oppressively strong...
06-21-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By cyclezen

"curve" I mean is how the saddle transitions from...

"curve" I mean is how the saddle transitions from the sitz area to the horn. this was illustrated by a comparison I made in another thread - Specialized Power saddle digs into upper thigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,698
Posted By cyclezen

both, why limit yourself? ...no tattoos, other...

both, why limit yourself?
...no tattoos, other than prior scars from off-bike excursions..
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By cyclezen

IF the old, original fork is OK, and all you want...

IF the old, original fork is OK, and all you want is a little higher stack to the bar top (hence the longer steerer idea) . If an 'inch' (25mm) is enough higher stack, Then get over the stem angle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By cyclezen

these pics can be misleading. The 1st seems to...

these pics can be misleading. The 1st seems to show some backward orientation of the crown/blades, but at the angle taken and with the wheel turned strongly to right, the image can be misleading. The...
06-19-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By cyclezen

... 1st rsbob - from above: "...sit in the saddle...

... 1st rsbob - from above: "...sit in the saddle more forward to relieve the pressure but then there was more preninin... per... taint pressure"
I've not heard a rider of the female persuasion...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By cyclezen

your explanations don;t really add up and the...

your explanations don;t really add up and the pics can't possibly show anything which isn't a clear visible damage thing.
There could be any number of reasons why the fork doesn't rotate smoothly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By cyclezen

Aside from Saddle marketing BS, I think personal...

Aside from Saddle marketing BS, I think personal anatomy still controls what 'works' for any rider. And it's often little things. Being 'designed' for a certain position or riding quality will always...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 342
Posted By cyclezen

Kinesis Carbon fork on my Marin Treviso ('0) has...

Kinesis Carbon fork on my Marin Treviso ('0) has been on the bike since '02, and for sure has over 35K miles on it. Solid and shows no signs of age, I trust it completely.
Its so old it has nicely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By cyclezen

Welcome to road cycling ! Always good to know how...

Welcome to road cycling ! Always good to know how things turn out, so let us know how the bike works out.
one thing... Your butt will HURT for about 2 weeks of initial riding. Don;t react to that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 979
Posted By cyclezen

Look close at the rim tape, if it's not glued...

Look close at the rim tape, if it's not glued down, is there any gap where the spoke hole edge is not completely covered by the tape - can the tape move?
If the holes/patches are approx half way...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By cyclezen

The Dec Triban RC120 seems like quite a nice bike...

The Dec Triban RC120 seems like quite a nice bike for the price, and when it was on sale for $398 - a great deal.
My only reservation would be getting a pre-assembled one from Walmart. I'd sooner...
06-13-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By cyclezen

you're not giving up much info... not that we...

you're not giving up much info... not that we know what we're talkin about... LOL!
... so it's post-ride?... Ibuprofen
if it's persistent, then it's time to review the whole/everything...
06-13-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,197
Posted By cyclezen

THAT is some goofy stuff. so you say you ride...

THAT is some goofy stuff.
so you say you ride 50% of the time on your forearms... what do you do, where do you put your hands the rest of the time? core? glutes? shouolders/neck? climbing? any...
06-13-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By cyclezen

LOL! Well it's not OUR gravel, We have an...

LOL! Well it's not OUR gravel,
We have an embarrassment of riches, and a region long quiet from hustle and bustle. There are way too many riding options in our area for any small increase in...
06-12-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By cyclezen

On the off chance that Girona doesn't work out -...

On the off chance that Girona doesn't work out - or for any others who might be considering cycling - road, gravel in some beautiful countryside - I'll suggest
Franconia/Franken in Germany....
06-12-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,077
Posted By cyclezen

Lot to choose from... too much to consider. But...

Lot to choose from... too much to consider.
But ... some key stuff.
'Cross-over' to use in many other activities (even though I have way more packs than I should
good back carry - WITHOUT being a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 870,469
Posted By cyclezen

AH... I Didn't check the 'questions & answers',...

AH... I Didn't check the 'questions & answers', thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 870,469
Posted By cyclezen

Its not clear to me that this for 2x - so I sent...

Its not clear to me that this for 2x - so I sent contact msg thru amazon to ask if the price was for 1x or 2x tires...
I've seen 2x pics on other items as well, then buried in the text is indication...
06-10-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,619
Posted By cyclezen

Since the end of WW II, the cycling universe has...

Since the end of WW II, the cycling universe has gone thru it's own 'Big Bang'. Slowly at first, since in the world of humans, 'tech' has shown a slow start with increasing development with time.
I...
06-10-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,619
Posted By cyclezen

resistance, as a matter of policy, will assure a...

resistance, as a matter of policy, will assure a much smaller window on life, reducing the expanse of experience and chance for joy.
it's really easy to appreciate 'new' as well as current,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 870,469
Posted By cyclezen

too bad for me, they only had 28 & 32 - I would...

too bad for me, they only had 28 & 32 - I would use 25 and even 23, but have no real need for 28 or 32... :( oh well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 870,469
Posted By cyclezen

Conti GP 5000 Sale - $39. 95 ea., claimed 50% off...

Conti GP 5000 Sale - $39. 95 ea., claimed 50% off at Planet cyclery
700c in 28 and 32 mm
https://planetcyclery.com/continental-grand-prix-5000-road-tire?
flash sale, so not sure of valid period -...
06-10-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,619
Posted By cyclezen

Funny... one of the biggest differences I feel in...

Funny... one of the biggest differences I feel in ergos IS the on-hoods' riding experience of Brifters vs old school brake (break) levers... When I get back on the old school Levers -...
06-10-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,575
Posted By cyclezen

some love to be fiddlin with their bikes, and to...

some love to be fiddlin with their bikes, and to them, time spent doin shop work is like making music.
me, I very much dislike annoying fiddly things, creaking seatposts, bottom brackets, annoying...
06-09-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By cyclezen

proviso - there are so many things into play with...

proviso - there are so many things into play with back injuries and associated, what we might suggest might be total opposite of what you need... and this IS the internet... LOL!
so
I broke my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By cyclezen

the whole compatibility thing seems somewhat...

the whole compatibility thing seems somewhat complicated, especially when you review the Shimano guidelines, especially when it comes to Di2 setup.
The chainline may vary quite a bit going from...
06-07-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,550
Posted By cyclezen

put a rack on it, keep as is, ride for shopping,...

put a rack on it, keep as is, ride for shopping, going to library...
once you go into the conversion rabbit hole, it will no longer have the emergency exit... or even an obvious exit.
new wheels...
06-07-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,826
Posted By cyclezen

do you really think the 'New Stuff' is any...

do you really think the 'New Stuff' is any faster?
brakes are about 'slower' - best never to use brakes unless really necessary... LOL!
If I still lived in Sussex Cty, I;d own ONE disc bike (prolly...
06-07-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By cyclezen

usually if the shoe is deforming due to soft...

usually if the shoe is deforming due to soft soles, the hotspot would be somewhere under the cleat fastening.
Besides cleat rotation (which usually doesn;t factor into foot hotposts as much as knee...
06-07-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By cyclezen

You're not giving much about yourself... where...

You're not giving much about yourself... where you ride, how much you weigh, you say you're in good shape...
Buying new bikes is fun, but also brings with it doing things in different ways.
you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By cyclezen

very cool it took 70 yrs just for disk wheels...

very cool
it took 70 yrs just for disk wheels (on bikes) to appear again. And the basic concepts of aero have only been refined, not altered much, from this stuff.
Ride On
Yuri
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By cyclezen

not crazy about cleaning the cassette with the...

not crazy about cleaning the cassette with the wheel on the bike...
messy cause the crap drips and the spray hits the wheel rim and tire... creating more which needs cleaning...
spraying water to...
05-31-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,110
Posted By cyclezen

That Trek 1000 in Beacon certainly would be a...

That Trek 1000 in Beacon certainly would be a good buy. I would note a few things. The Seattube size of 61, in this case is to top of Seattube which is extended well above the Top Tube, so in...
05-29-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By cyclezen

I think you'll find that Phoenix IS an asian...

I think you'll find that Phoenix IS an asian import - prolly China...
I chose to call German Bikes, 'Sturdy'/Stark, nicht 'crappage' LOL! But there were some higher level stuff like Kalkhoff and...
05-29-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah Convertible pants - I have some lightweight...

Yeah Convertible pants - I have some lightweight ones from Campmor, which have held up well for many years... still would use the velcro legs bands if using for cycling, even though they have leg...
05-29-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By cyclezen

It's not a German manufacturer, it's an asian...

It's not a German manufacturer, it's an asian import from the 70's, like 'Royce Union' was in the US.
FYI 'Ort' is most commonly in use as a small place geographically - like village, small town,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By cyclezen

as others noted, could be any number of things. ...

as others noted, could be any number of things.
you mentioned chain coming off - where ? - front , rear ? when ? may be separate issue
you also didn't note any detail on how you broke the RD......
05-27-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By cyclezen

This, and a few other things... Prep for...

This, and a few other things...
Prep for mounting new tire - make sure the tire is 'warm', I place it somewhere where sunlight can soften the tire for about an hour (depending on temp of when/where...
05-26-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,690
Posted By cyclezen

totally ! MVDP is in 'training', I believe...

totally !
MVDP is in 'training', I believe using the Giro to bring his level up to 'National Championship level... for the Dutch Championships, late June. Riding at a level no one else is doing......
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By cyclezen

Cable - Not sure about any DI2... I believe the...

Cable - Not sure about any DI2...
I believe the shift ratio on Shimano DR's from 8 thru 11 are same. But that is not Pull ratio, which is dictated by the shifters. And then there's any difference in...
05-24-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,777
Posted By cyclezen

That this is a revived thread was noted before...

That this is a revived thread was noted before you posted.
In this case, revived by a New Member/poster, who reacted to the thread, without concern for age of the origin.
Some of us had decided to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By cyclezen

so I very much enjoy 'McGivering', do it all the...

so I very much enjoy 'McGivering', do it all the time to my motos and backpacks...
so, you could put some sort of 'stop' on each rail, to prevent the bag/strap from sliding down the rail.
could be...
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