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09-24-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 412
Posted By philbob57

A former frame builder cold set my 121 mm...

A former frame builder cold set my 121 mm dropouts to 128 mm. I gave him my bare frame with BB and $75 and got my frame back with overhauled BB in addition to the new spacing. It would have been $50...
09-21-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,632
Posted By philbob57

Are you not aware that for at least half of...

Are you not aware that for at least half of recorded history, there was no phone service anywhere?

*****
Back to the OP: when I rode high pressure tires, I topped off before every ride. Now it...
09-20-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,866
Posted By philbob57

I regret purchasing my first 10-speed, because it...

I regret purchasing my first 10-speed, because it was too big for me. The shop said it was too big, but I could pedal and brake OK, and I wasn't willing to wait for the next shipment to arrive. My...
09-20-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By philbob57

A lot of people use this: Bikemate Bike Assembly...

A lot of people use this: Bikemate Bike Assembly Stand - ALDI UK (https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-bike-assembly-stand/p/090155007282600). I think I bought mine for $20-$25. Amazon charges more for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,272
Posted By philbob57

All your photos show your arms to be pretty stiff...

All your photos show your arms to be pretty stiff and straight, with no discernible bend in your elbows. I would expect stiff arms to generate complaints that are different from yours, but stiff,...
09-19-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 505
Posted By philbob57

I like arm warmers, but I never liked leg warmers...

I like arm warmers, but I never liked leg warmers - they don't stay up for me. Probably worrth a try, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,177
Posted By philbob57

When I had sciatica due to a bulging l4-l5 disk,...

When I had sciatica due to a bulging l4-l5 disk, I found that riding a little less than I thought I could was the best way to keep riding. I was taught that the normal way to get stronger was to go a...
09-13-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,186
Posted By philbob57

Wireless braking on a C& V bike - way to go! ...

Wireless braking on a C& V bike - way to go!

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,877
Posted By philbob57

Specialized accepted the orders. Customers have a...

Specialized accepted the orders. Customers have a monetary problem with Mike's only if they don't fork over full refunds promptly.

If I were one of the 400 who pre-ordered a Specialized bike, I'd...
09-11-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,244
Posted By philbob57

I rode with a Rhode Gear brake lever mount mirror...

I rode with a Rhode Gear brake lever mount mirror for decades and liked it a lot. Unfortunately, it started jumping off my brake levers on bumpy roads 2 years ago. I believe I would be able to shift...
09-11-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,521
Posted By philbob57

Having thought about this for 4+ days and having...

Having thought about this for 4+ days and having read your responses, I'm about where I was when I started.

On one hand, I think the other rider was incredibly careless and thoughtless.

OTOH, I...
09-11-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,935
Posted By philbob57

In order to help others with this problem, I ask...

In order to help others with this problem, I ask you to outline what you've done to solve this problem.

What saddles have you tried?
Have you seen an docs? What have they said?
Of all the advice...
09-11-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,637
Posted By philbob57

My gearing is 7 speed half-step + granny, so I...

My gearing is 7 speed half-step + granny, so I set the bike up to allow big-big and small-small. Around here in Flatland, I'm almost always in the middle.of the freewheel, so I almost never go into...
09-10-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By philbob57

I'm with cyclezen. I experimented with...

I'm with cyclezen.

I experimented with various ways to mount the Cyclone GT (with and without the nut, not tightening the der to the dropout so it could pivot) when I went from an Ultra-6 to a 7...
09-08-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,521
Posted By philbob57

Some interesting points have been raised. ...

Some interesting points have been raised.

It may be a universal rule, but is simply not the custom here. We all know of times when a pedestrian moves in the direction of the bike when the rider...
09-07-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,521
Posted By philbob57

- I think a case can be made that the other rider...

- I think a case can be made that the other rider overtook me by moving into my path without warning.
- Neither of us was able to stop without colliding, so we're both at fault by that standard.
-...
09-07-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,521
Posted By philbob57

Crashed - who screwed up?

I was tooling along on the Green Bay Trail in Winnetka (Illinois) yesterday at maybe 12-13 MPH. Coming up on a bench, the rider ahead of me moved to the right and slowed down. I moved left. I...
09-07-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By philbob57

I have a Lezyne Macro (no ANT+) and a Wahoo...

I have a Lezyne Macro (no ANT+) and a Wahoo TickrFit HRM which drops out every so often. There is some evidence that the dropouts would not occur if I could use ANT+, so that's 1 possibly meaningful...
09-05-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By philbob57

Agreed - emergencies and time estimates that are...

Agreed - emergencies and time estimates that are too low screw up schedules, but I think it's worth discussing with both your doc and your hospital. The hospital may provide compensation if you...
09-05-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,208
Posted By philbob57

I have a very good old bike. I don't think my...

I have a very good old bike. I don't think my budget allows spending for an equivalent new bike. If my budget allowed the spending, I don't have space for a 2nd bike. Further, the production bikes I...
09-05-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,406
Posted By philbob57

At one point, I went with the recommendation...

At one point, I went with the recommendation based on the Specialized ass-o-meter. I did not hear or see anything that took into account anything about the pubic rami, the parts of the pelvis that...
09-02-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,179
Posted By philbob57

My goal was 220; stretch goal was 301. I rode...

My goal was 220; stretch goal was 301. I rode between 247 & 248. I also signed up for a 400 km challenge on Strava. I beat my 220 mile goal, but missed the challenge by less than 2 km. I forgot about...
09-01-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By philbob57

Voler's lowest priced shorts have a thickish pad...

Voler's lowest priced shorts have a thickish pad that compresses pretty small, but triathlon shorts are the way to go. voler may have some at amazon prices, if you don't mind strange designs and...
09-01-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By philbob57

Maybe it's more that "[t]he reason that all of...

Maybe it's more that "[t]he reason that all of the discussion of great, reasonably-priced Japanese bikes stops in the late 1980s is that great, reasonably-priced Japanese bikes" that are imported...
09-01-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By philbob57

When I rode in hills, I just did my best to keep...

When I rode in hills, I just did my best to keep my knees going straight up and down. Forty years ago, I had a knee problem, and a doc looked at me pedal on a trainer. His prescription was to 'spin...
08-30-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,596
Posted By philbob57

Not arguing about the cost - just pointing out...

Not arguing about the cost - just pointing out that the rent collectors usually take a big bite out of our spending. Managers add some value that would not be produced without them, but much of our...
08-30-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By philbob57

Yes. 373 spindle, 45-42-28 up front. It looks...

Yes. 373 spindle, 45-42-28 up front. It looks like about 5 mm of clearance between the 28 and the chainstay. The 2 non-standard elements are 1) the adjustable BB cup is Italian, and the fixed is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,499
Posted By philbob57

Hard science doesn't say a lot about individual...

Hard science doesn't say a lot about individual results. One has to do one's own testing to know what is best for oneself.

I kept falling with clipless. I kept having hotspots with clipless. Given...
08-30-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By philbob57

I weighed my full 531 frame and fork when it came...

I weighed my full 531 frame and fork when it came back from a powder coater. Unfortunately, I can't remember where I wrote down the info, but my memory is that it was about 5.5 lbs.
08-30-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By philbob57

To anyone contemplating purchase: I spent a lot...

To anyone contemplating purchase: I spent a lot of time thinking about 373 vs 374. I went with a 373 only because a BF member offered me one at a reasonable price. The TA 373 gives me a perfect chain...
08-30-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,596
Posted By philbob57

They'll pay a company $99/hour for a mechanic's...

They'll pay a company $99/hour for a mechanic's time and expertise, but it's a rare mechanic who gets $99/hour. In fact, around here, it's a rare company that will accept only $99/hour for a...
08-30-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 801
Posted By philbob57

I agree with blacknbluebikes. ***** 56...

I agree with blacknbluebikes.

*****

56 cm is 22". How do you get 56 & 19/20"?

*****

The problem with a bike on the small size is that the seat to handlebar drop is likely to be greater...
08-22-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,450
Posted By philbob57

Wow. You seem to be saying that you can't...

Wow. You seem to be saying that you can't conceive of bad clip setup causing or exacerbating a knee problem. If I read you right, THAT is excessive skepticism. Personally, I would guess that bad seat...
08-21-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By philbob57

Are those biking shoes? If they have compressible...

Are those biking shoes? If they have compressible soles, the distance between seat and pedal may be lengthened as you pedal. I recommend checking out the MacKenzie exercises for lower back pain, if...
08-20-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,281
Posted By philbob57

I get a kick out of the pros riding up mountains...

I get a kick out of the pros riding up mountains faster than I ride flats. Of course, in today's Vuelta, there were climbs that slowed even the top riders to walking speeds.

On one hand, I don't...
08-20-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26,042
Views: 2,708,960
Posted By philbob57

26+ miles yesterday with local bike club. Very...

26+ miles yesterday with local bike club. Very high humidity made the ride a challenge even at lower speeds than I've been used to. I went down because I ran into the rider ahead of me - for some...
08-17-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By philbob57

Just a note to clear up a potential...

Just a note to clear up a potential misunderstanding on the TA crank. As with Nervar, Stronglight, and other cranks of a certain age, a chainwheel attaches to the crank via 5 bolts. That chainwheel...
08-17-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,965
Posted By philbob57

I use a TickrFit at my elbow. It's quite good,...

I use a TickrFit at my elbow. It's quite good, though obviously not medical-grade. The reason I say a-fib is that I experienced a number of episodes of irregularity (bouncing between(about) 140-150...
08-15-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,892
Posted By philbob57

I've worked with VPNs for corps, but I can't...

I've worked with VPNs for corps, but I can't figure out how to look like I'm in the UK, so I need NBCSN or Peacock Premium.

Peacock Premium is no extra charge for Comcast customers. At one point,...
08-15-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26,042
Views: 2,708,960
Posted By philbob57

We've been having beautiful weather for the past...

We've been having beautiful weather for the past few days, and I rode just over 20 miles Friday and just under 30 today. Sunny, light wind, mid-70s. Perfect!

Son and GS visited during the last 3...
08-15-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,452
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Posted By philbob57

Not a doc of any sort, but some of your recovery...

Not a doc of any sort, but some of your recovery depends on what your doc says. Reduction in swelling is a sign of healing, as is lack of pain (though you might just have a very high tolerance for...
08-15-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,965
Posted By philbob57

A comment and 2 questions.... Xarelto is...

A comment and 2 questions....

Xarelto is pretty scary. It apparently does a good job of preventing the most common strokes (ischemic), but the incidence of the less common but more catastrophic...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By philbob57

IDK ... manufacturers' intended/list prices for...

IDK ... manufacturers' intended/list prices for new bikes are generally published, so there's a way to find out if the retailer is trying to gouge the buyer. Also, a new bike usually comes with a...
08-09-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,761
Posted By philbob57

I think I might give a lot to be able to go back...

I think I might give a lot to be able to go back into the '80s or '90s, as long as I knew what i know now.... I really wish I could say 'silver rims, skinwall tires', but the silver and black rims...
08-09-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,935
Posted By philbob57

I think OldTryGuy diagnosed the issue. I disagree...

I think OldTryGuy diagnosed the issue. I disagree slightly with him - if the 'discomfort' is internal, and if it's not numbness, go see your doc now instead of waiting.

If it's numbness, your...
08-09-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,273
Posted By philbob57

Yup, TRK on a dropped bar bike. I'm usually on...

Yup, TRK on a dropped bar bike. I'm usually on the hoods, rarely on the drops. I think I'd prefer less padding; my shorts all have thin pads. but it's good enough. Note that I bought the first TRK...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By philbob57

I think the percentage difference between the...

I think the percentage difference between the rings is more important than the number of teeth. There's about a 10% difference between a 10-tooth cog and an 11, which is very close to the difference...
08-08-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By philbob57

My own fault for wording it that way. You got my...

My own fault for wording it that way. You got my meaning, though.:) I've come down hard on the top tube a few times, and my first response was to switch from a 58 CM frame to a 50. The 50, alas, was...
08-07-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By philbob57

My upper body is a little longer than average for...

My upper body is a little longer than average for my height, but I think your proportions are a little more extreme than mine. I'm just under 5' 7" with a cycling inseam of 30.5".

The risk of a...
08-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,095
Posted By philbob57

I can see hill climbing as a measure of fitness,...

I can see hill climbing as a measure of fitness, but I live in flatland. Riding into the wind is a good test, too.

I restarted biking in 2013 at the age of 69. I've gotten faster each year. I've...
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