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06-11-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By tgot

A heartfelt "Hear, Hear" to the C&V appreciation....

A heartfelt "Hear, Hear" to the C&V appreciation.

I stumbled here, wondering on the web "What would it take to get the Ironman rolling properly?" The level of helpfulness, expertise, fun chat, and...
05-31-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,435
Posted By tgot

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05-21-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By tgot

Here's the rear support, between the dropouts. I...

Here's the rear support, between the dropouts. I used beefy lag bolts, because it is just friction that keeps this part from rotating.
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Forum: Touring
05-09-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,447
Posted By tgot

Ready for a crazy idea, if you're still...

Ready for a crazy idea, if you're still considering improvised solutions?

Go to Goodwill and look at camera tripods, considering each leg as a pole. Aluminum tubing or extrusions that go from some...
05-07-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,347
Posted By tgot

I appreciate hearing all the stories and...

I appreciate hearing all the stories and discussion of Eroica, and of Cino. Thank you all for sharing them.

None of the accounts of this year's disorganization would deter me, although they would...
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,820
Posted By tgot

Hard leather and family

Several prior posts mentioned family and hard leather....

My daughter asked about the Sella Anatomica I had started using. She pushed it with her finger, and asked, "Is that comfortable?"

I...
04-25-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,974
Posted By tgot

I've got the Thule hitch-mount two-arm bike...

I've got the Thule hitch-mount two-arm bike hanging rack, one of the few choices for 5 bikes. Getting all five on there with bars and pedals interleaved is a chore. It's a contact sport.

Once...
01-31-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,505
Posted By tgot

I'm spending more time on BikeForums.net.

I'm spending more time on BikeForums.net.
01-31-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,639
Posted By tgot

Is that all from a box labeled "Housing too worn...

Is that all from a box labeled "Housing too worn to use"? Maybe I need one of those next to my box of "String too short to save."
01-28-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,420
Posted By tgot

Caution: Pea protein and Purines

I had read about the need for increase protein as I age, to maintain muscle mass. I thought, well, I'll just add a scoop of pea protein to my morning routine. I find the whey ones either...
01-26-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,355
Posted By tgot

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The double-double.
Front wheel not able to swing or rotate, it could lean...
01-06-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,393
Posted By tgot

Until the last line, I thought it was from a...

Until the last line, I thought it was from a Heinlein novel...

Looks like a great Tour de MIL! I'll try to harbor pilot a leg some year.
12-15-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,068
Posted By tgot

I love the notion of a favorite tree!

I love the notion of a favorite tree!
11-28-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,083
Posted By tgot

It does get better.

Several things...

What others have said about the timeline and process is spot on. The days are long but the years are short.
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There will come a time when disappearing for a morning-long...
11-25-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,222
Posted By tgot

85(?) peugeot

I'm not sure I need, but would very much like to ride and remember, a 1985 Peugeot like the one I had in High School and took touring.

The light blue didn't seem to be present on the low- mid-ends...
11-21-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,809
Posted By tgot

A clear takeaway is that if I want a Ti framed...

A clear takeaway is that if I want a Ti framed bike, reasonably priced, I should be diligent about searching and watching for one.

Rather than a random search a few times a year...

Duly noted.
11-17-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,809
Posted By tgot

When are the cheap used Ti frames appearing?

So, I was thinking of how I had wanted a Ti frame for my first new-purchase road bike, but even the affordable Habanero frames were too expensive. That was 20+ years ago, and their marketing (and the...
10-31-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By tgot

You're not buying and riding them all...you are...

You're not buying and riding them all...you are buying just one more , to try out. Afterwards, for sure, you will sell the one that isn't as great as the others.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By tgot

No change. I'm going to bin it. Thanks for the...

No change. I'm going to bin it. Thanks for the suggestion.
09-14-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By tgot

Beautiful! I should get busy on my chrome bits...

Beautiful! I should get busy on my chrome bits with that.

Question, for OP and all: Afterwards, should one car-wax or otherwise treat the chrome bits? Or just rely on the WDisplacement effect?
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09-04-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By tgot

Thank you for organizing, and persisting! I...

Thank you for organizing, and persisting!

I enjoyed the company and the route.

Eric, riding the '86 Ironman, looking down in the photo at the custom chainring on the Bob Jackson.
08-27-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By tgot

"Shame what happened to somefeller23 on the group...

"Shame what happened to somefeller23 on the group ride."

"Sure is."

"Here's the post from '16 where he was told to swap out for salmon pads, and replace the cables and housing..."
08-25-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By tgot

Yeah, but until the cue sheet I didn't know...

Yeah, but until the cue sheet I didn't know whether they'd be taking us up King's or OLH for fun. My typical time up those is best described as "Same day I started!"

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08-25-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By tgot

Thanks for rescheduling!

I hope and plan to be able to join this Saturday.

Thanks for the cue sheet! It helps me feel as if there aren't any climbs where folks will be waiting 20 minutes for me.

I'll check the thread...
08-10-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By tgot

I'm not sure what duration you need for FTP... ...

I'm not sure what duration you need for FTP...

A nice long minimal-interruption, but not too hard, segement is from Alamenda de las Pulgas and Edgewood, up Edgewood, right on Canada, Canada over...
06-16-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,274
Posted By tgot

I have an invention that will make my fortune! A...

I have an invention that will make my fortune! A BARFN, Bike Area RF Network. Backward compatible with electronic systems, the BARFN provides reliable communications between bike components using RF....
06-09-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,956
Posted By tgot

The copper wire looks great! 10 gauge Romex?

The copper wire looks great! 10 gauge Romex?
05-16-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,184
Posted By tgot

OP gone?

The OP hasn't come back with a report on how the experiment went, has he?

Are we all assuming he was killed in the attempt?
04-29-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,882
Posted By tgot

Tool kit

So, I'm here to vote the opposite way: I bought a Nashbar "big tool kit" many years ago and it has been great.

I'm not maintaining a fleet nor flipping lots of bikes.

But 3 times out of four, I...
04-28-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,614
Posted By tgot

I got him back though: after catching my breath,...

I got him back though: after catching my breath, and chasing him around a bit (he was faster), I ghost-rider'd his bike down a steep hill into a massive patch of poison oak.

No hard feeling the...
04-22-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,657
Posted By tgot

I've tended not to cross out to the coast and...

I've tended not to cross out to the coast and back, those keep being a bit too long for my self-supported weekend rides and fitness level.

Tunitas once as part of the Merciless Metric.

My "big...
03-29-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,253
Posted By tgot

Hot trunk

I had also done the math and discounted the possibility of heat-related blowouts. In my case it was about storage in a car, after inflation to riding pressure (110 on 23s?).

Yet, once when taking...
03-19-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,050
Posted By tgot

Not sure if the Lambert with 32/24 is low enough...

Not sure if the Lambert with 32/24 is low enough for me. A 5-speed.14-28 may be needed, but at least those are available.

I have no shame about walking, but I'm too dumb. I always think "I can do...
03-13-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,196
Posted By tgot

The dremel idea is certainly cool. That would...

The dremel idea is certainly cool. That would scare me, but I guess all you have to lose is the freewheel that's worn out anyway.

Good luck!
01-24-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,982
Posted By tgot

JRO - Just riding along. Used to explains how the...

JRO - Just riding along. Used to explains how the damage or catastrophic failure of a bike part could in no way, no possible way, be due to anything the rider might have been attempting.
01-05-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,081
Posted By tgot

One in, one out

I'm going to stay away from marital advice and just talk about my own situation. I like biking, my wife knew I liked biking, I had three bikes in a no-garage apartment when we were dating.

Then we...
12-21-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,093
Posted By tgot

You are making me wish I had driven the 70...

You are making me wish I had driven the 70 minutes to buy the Ironman, in Sept, that was all original, a great deal, and exactly like the one I already had...
12-16-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,093
Posted By tgot

Good for you! I'm in a similar situation,...

Good for you!

I'm in a similar situation, including children just recently old enough that going out for a ride doesn't mean that my wife has extra burden because she's watching them. I just...
12-13-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,316
Posted By tgot

New home!

The frame and fork have reached their new home!

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Unboxing the...
12-11-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,093
Posted By tgot

Me!

My best of 2020 is joining the C&V ranks, finally fixing up and getting riding on my Ironman, after nearly a decade of lurking (and time in the Recreational and Family forum).

​​​​​​Story here...
12-03-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,512
Posted By tgot

Put a hard racing saddle on there, and run some...

Put a hard racing saddle on there, and run some 23mm tires at 110psi, and it will feel really fast!
12-02-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,806
Posted By tgot

Thank you both! Now if the event can just...

Thank you both! Now if the event can just happen, I'm pretty likely to make it.
11-24-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,280
Posted By tgot

I bought a plumbing book, after my first home...

I bought a plumbing book, after my first home purchase, to tackle a leak under the sink. The directions started with (roughly):
Take every single thing out from under the sink.
Build up a platform...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,674
Posted By tgot

Hi. I can't help but wonder whether that 1 hour...

Hi. I can't help but wonder whether that 1 hour was moving time, or elapsed time. If you rode for an hour, but had 5+ minutes of stopped breathing recovery, that's a pretty big fraction.
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11-18-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,308
Posted By tgot

Does a Freebie count?

My '86 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman. Free from my parent's garage; saved from the dump by my mother out of the neighbor's trash on the annual "We'll take anything day". She took it because there...
11-18-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,301
Posted By tgot

I use the "Get fatter in the winter" strategy,...

I use the "Get fatter in the winter" strategy, but it isn't sufficient for the colder days.
11-05-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,670
Posted By tgot

One magical, *MAGICAL* weekend, during our...

One magical, *MAGICAL* weekend, during our traditional Father's Day ride with my Sister,&husband + two kids, my family of wife + three kids, plus my own father and mother, I had the kids just...
09-25-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,342
Posted By tgot

New home

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Will sort out strap rotation later, but I wanted to confirm it's...
09-16-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By tgot

It's worth actually reading the directions. I've...

It's worth actually reading the directions. I've been using 8-speed chains with quick links where the plates are squeezed towards each other, as the ends are moved in, to release the plates.

I...
09-05-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,924
Posted By tgot

Mystery box received!

I got my mystery box yesterday, but couldn't give it proper attention until today. The box:...
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