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07-28-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By zacster

My first 50 mile ride of the year...

It was maybe a year ago when I was doing at least one 50 miler every week to keep the weekly miles over 100, and it wasn't that big a deal. This year though I just never got started with riding in...
07-28-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,368
Posted By zacster

My first road bike was a Peugeot UO-10 in the...

My first road bike was a Peugeot UO-10 in the late 60s. It had a plastic Simplex derailleur, Mavic center pull brakes, and those ridged rims that didn't stop at all in the rain. It didn't have...
06-25-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 505
Posted By zacster

I went from 50/34 and 13-26 to 13-29 and 3 teeth...

I went from 50/34 and 13-26 to 13-29 and 3 teeth with smaller cogs made a big difference to me, but I'm also 66. 32 vs. 34 I'm not so sure would make nearly as big a difference. I would definitely...
06-22-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By zacster

When my heavy, Kryptonite NY Fuhgeddaboudit lock...

When my heavy, Kryptonite NY Fuhgeddaboudit lock disappeared from the bike rack outside my office where I would leave it overnight I realized every lock was breakable. Luckily my bike wasn't...
06-21-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By zacster

Except now that I know how, it won't take more...

Except now that I know how, it won't take more than 30 seconds to make off with a wheel. It'll only stop someone from just grabbing it. Any determined thief would have that off in a jiffy.
06-21-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By zacster

An update: I saw my neighbor trying to do...

An update: I saw my neighbor trying to do something, anything, with the bike so she could at least get it to a bike shop. I offered to try one last thing to get it off, a vice grip. Et voila! I...
06-20-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,285
Posted By zacster

My Honda Odyssey was the best bike carrier I ever...

My Honda Odyssey was the best bike carrier I ever had. With the rear seats folded I could put 3 bikes inside upright with ease, probably a fourth if needed. That minivan is now gone and I have a...
06-20-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,829
Posted By zacster

Cars: 10, Bikes: 8. This doesn't count any of my...

Cars: 10, Bikes: 8. This doesn't count any of my wife's or kid's bikes. Of those 8 bike the first 3 were stolen, the last 5 I still have, and I regularly ride 2. One my son has "borrowed". One...
06-20-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By zacster

If it is a work computer they probably put a lot...

If it is a work computer they probably put a lot of restrictions on it and disabled something that Zwift uses but not Zwift itself. Even though I worked in IT myself I wouldn't even try to run it on...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By zacster

I know all about them, Kismet, OBP, OB, The...

I know all about them, Kismet, OBP, OB, The Pines, Davis Park... When I was young I did a summer share at Davis Park for a bunch of summers, until it seemed like all the houses were being rented by...
06-18-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By zacster

It wasn't made out of anything out of the...

It wasn't made out of anything out of the ordinary. It's a relatively cheap bike component. "All components are precision forged from corrosion-resistant CrMo steel and aircraft aluminium alloys"...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By zacster

What my "research" shows is that the RM Causeway...

What my "research" shows is that the RM Causeway from the mainland is two separate roads and bridges, one for each direction, and the northbound side is 3 lanes wide and the SB is 2 lanes. My guess...
06-18-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By zacster

I would just attribute it to bad luck and getting...

I would just attribute it to bad luck and getting the one chain in that batch where the quick link wasn't properly seated. Probably a little stress on the pedals snapped it. I installed a quick...
06-18-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By zacster

The other side is smooth and rounded. Like I...

The other side is smooth and rounded. Like I said, I would take a drill to the threads. There isn't much to grip with a vice grip. I'll have to see if I have a 135 QR, I don't think I do. Maybe I...
06-17-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By zacster

I'm pretty sure the owner has no idea where this...

I'm pretty sure the owner has no idea where this lock came from nor is the original owner of the bike. I doubt she'll want to pay for a key either. I'll take a drill to it to get it off and put a...
06-17-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By zacster

Weird dropout

Anybody seen this?
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Forum: Northeast
06-17-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By zacster

But they are NOT talking about going over the...

But they are NOT talking about going over the bridge to Fire Island, only from the mainland to Captree. IIRC the bridge is only 2 lanes with no room for anything else.

Fire Island Bridge view...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,043
Posted By zacster

Work was just an interruption of a good bike...

Work was just an interruption of a good bike ride. I retired 2 years ago myself and the only thing I miss is the commute. I would do it in the cold, in wet weather (but not pouring down rain),...
Forum: Northeast
06-17-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By zacster

The biggest problem with that route is all the...

The biggest problem with that route is all the traffic lights through Long Beach, especially the west end. My dad lived in Long Beach and we'd try going home that way and it was tedious. To start...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By zacster

Well I just got back. I parked at Captree and...

Well I just got back. I parked at Captree and rode into the wind on the way to Jones. But as hard as it felt, when I turned around it wasn't much of a tailwind as it was coming from the northwest. ...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By zacster

I'm going to give this a try today for the first...

I'm going to give this a try today for the first time. I'm having lunch in Long Beach and I'll continue on to Jones Beach after. Where do I park at Jones Beach?

Edit: I looked and it looks like...
05-25-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,891
Posted By zacster

Who needs gas? I bought a Tesla a few months...

Who needs gas? I bought a Tesla a few months back, so between the bike and the car I never need to ever stop at a gas station again. In any event, there were no lines in NYC, gas was readily...
05-25-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,724
Posted By zacster

Even the jerseys that I could squeeze into a few...

Even the jerseys that I could squeeze into a few years ago don't fit me now after gaining more than a few pounds. And the other thing that I always notice is that they are too short. We are all...
05-09-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By zacster

I vaguely recall that the Record cups were made...

I vaguely recall that the Record cups were made for Record only and that the other cranks used a different cup. Or maybe it was Super Record? I know there is a spacer kit out there that is meant to...
04-27-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,904
Posted By zacster

I'd buy one if I were looking to buy a new bike...

I'd buy one if I were looking to buy a new bike but I'm not. At 66 I'll be happy with what I have as long as I can keep riding. If I were younger I'd look at the Roubaix as an option for sure.
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03-20-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,904
Posted By zacster

I'm 66 and I've been riding my carbon Kuota bike...

I'm 66 and I've been riding my carbon Kuota bike for 15 years now with Chorus 10. I rented a brand new Specialized Roubaix when I was in San Fran just before the pandemic hit, and it was a...
03-12-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By zacster

You might be able to add spacers to match the...

You might be able to add spacers to match the 10sp spacing, but just buying a 10sp cassette would be a lot easier. It'll fit on the 11sp wheel but may need a single spacer on the spoke side.
01-30-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By zacster

I'd been riding 13-26 Campy 10sp for years but...

I'd been riding 13-26 Campy 10sp for years but recently decided to go with a 13-29 when I needed a replacement. There are only three places in the NY Metro area where I have even used it, one in...
01-29-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By zacster

A 10sp sized Campy cassette will NOT fit on a 9sp...

A 10sp sized Campy cassette will NOT fit on a 9sp Shimano freehub. It is just too big. That's for starters. You CAN put .2mm spacers onto a Shimano 10sp Ultegra (and not 105) cassette and it will...
01-29-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By zacster

I've had my cheap cone wrenches for 40+ years...

I've had my cheap cone wrenches for 40+ years now. I'm only using them on my own bikes and they've been all I need. They are the generic double ended flat type with two fittings on each end. don't...
01-28-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By zacster

CycleOps replaced my unit after I don't know how...

CycleOps replaced my unit after I don't know how many years I had it.
01-26-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By zacster

I agree that The Sufferfest programs and videos...

I agree that The Sufferfest programs and videos push you a lot harder. Zwift is great for casual riding, groups, even racing if you are into that, but as a training program I never could find...
01-26-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By zacster

I went from a perfectly good CycleOps fluid...

I went from a perfectly good CycleOps fluid trainer to a Kickr Core and never looked back. It is a different experience.
01-26-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,523
Posted By zacster

I rented a bike with a 34 front/34 rear combo in...

I rented a bike with a 34 front/34 rear combo in San Francisco. That combo came in handy with those hills. It was a 105 11sp setup but since it was a rental I didn't pay attention to the...
01-10-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,450
Posted By zacster

My commuter bike is an old Trek 7000 that was...

My commuter bike is an old Trek 7000 that was nice in its time. Being aluminum it didn't rust but the paint job got beat up. But the thing that was beat up the most was the saddle, the covering was...
01-09-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By zacster

the difference in pitch between a Campy cassette...

the difference in pitch between a Campy cassette and a Shimano cassette is .2mm for 9sp. You could take a Shimano cassette and insert spacers cut from .2mm polystyrene (overhead projector sheets if...
01-05-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,290
Posted By zacster

I had an issue with a KMC chain that appeared to...

I had an issue with a KMC chain that appeared to be fake so I sent it back and ordered another that was new but in the old packaging and it was clearly better quality. I said at the time that the...
01-05-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,450
Posted By zacster

What is it about bikes that make them such...

What is it about bikes that make them such targets? Even the junkiest bikes get stolen. It isn't so that the thief can use it, they aren't worth much as stolen property, what is the big attraction?...
01-04-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By zacster

I've been using a trainer on and off for many...

I've been using a trainer on and off for many years, mostly off. 3 years ago I went on a kick and started using Sufferfest online and then also Zwift. While in the past I could barely make half an...
Forum: Northeast
01-01-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 109,248
Posted By zacster

I don't even think about riding after a snow. ...

I don't even think about riding after a snow. It's all but completely gone now but I probably won't be out again until March. I just did a ten mile ride on Zwift though.
12-26-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,547
Posted By zacster

This just sounds like a bad idea. If you want a...

This just sounds like a bad idea. If you want a bike with an 8 speed IGH get a bike that takes an 8sp IGH. We all think we can "make it work" but attempting to modify a frame so that it will take...
12-22-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,041
Posted By zacster

That's the conclusion I came to. Mine was a...

That's the conclusion I came to. Mine was a Cycleops Fluid 2.
12-22-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By zacster

I put an Ultegra 12-25 cassette on my Core, but...

I put an Ultegra 12-25 cassette on my Core, but have a Campy 13-29 cassette on the wheel now. My setup is Campy 10 and the Ultegra cassette was respaced to match that. I can still swap between them...
Forum: Northeast
12-22-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 857
Views: 109,248
Posted By zacster

Streetsblog is reporting on the Sanitation Dept's...

Streetsblog is reporting on the Sanitation Dept's lack of snow removal in the bike lanes. I bet they plow in the docks too. I wouldn't know since I've barely left my house since the snow.
12-22-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,041
Posted By zacster

I did the same for about three quarters of an...

I did the same for about three quarters of an indoor season and then got a power meter. I found that not only were the numbers exaggerated, but the trainer itself would warm up after about half an...
Forum: Northeast
12-13-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,137
Posted By zacster

I just hope it is fully open by Memorial Day...

I just hope it is fully open by Memorial Day weekend, when I frequently ride the trail from Brewster to Brooklyn. The other ride I may do on it would be the GWB/TZ bridge loop, which starts just...
12-12-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By zacster

I've never been able to keep to any training...

I've never been able to keep to any training programs. I'll start them, do a few rides, and then have to miss a few days due to whatever. Usually when I'm ready to go I want to select what I'm in...
12-11-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By zacster

I use my 27" iMac to run Zwift with wireless kb...

I use my 27" iMac to run Zwift with wireless kb and mouse to control it. I can also control everything else on it that way, music, texts, whatever. I have an ANT+ dongle plugged into the wired kb...
12-11-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By zacster

I remember the first time I rode that C'Dale. My...

I remember the first time I rode that C'Dale. My wife (then girlfriend) bought it so she could ride with me. I took it for a quick ride just to see what it was like. Back in that day it was still a...
12-07-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By zacster

And why don't you think that frame is good for...

And why don't you think that frame is good for anything else? It is a perfectly good frame. They were light and stiff. They are old school though.
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