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09-22-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,135
Posted By Rdmonster69

This is me to a "T" , I am running out of space...

This is me to a "T" , I am running out of space to keep it all. I can't bring myself to throw bike parts out. Derailluers , stems, pedals, cable housing and liner .... don't even get me started on...
09-21-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 586
Posted By Rdmonster69

Maybe correct people without sounding so high and...

Maybe correct people without sounding so high and mighty ….. I don't have a problem with getting corrected on advice that is wrong by more experienced people …. See cycocommutes reply …. If you can’t...
09-21-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 586
Posted By Rdmonster69

My suggestion was inferring that the high limit...

My suggestion was inferring that the high limit screw was preventing a derailleur with a properly adjusted cable from providing the proper movement.
09-21-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 586
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thanks internet police. I will stick to working...

Thanks internet police. I will stick to working on my own bikes like I have for the last 40 years. I have adjusted derailleurs pretty much like I described for quite some time with plenty of success....
09-21-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,678
Posted By Rdmonster69

That sounds super frustrating and in this...

That sounds super frustrating and in this instance I would just slap a tube in there and be done. In my case I wasn't even aware that my bike had a tubeless set up until for some reason the rear...
09-21-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,678
Posted By Rdmonster69

Its not though .... Tubeless stems should not...

Its not though .... Tubeless stems should not require a tool to remove. If they are tightened too tightly such as with a pair of pliers they can mess up the rim tape or the sealing part of the valve,...
09-21-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,678
Posted By Rdmonster69

My experience is that once you have mastered the...

My experience is that once you have mastered the learning curve they are not much more trouble than regular tubed wheels. My Damone came set up with tubeless. Here are the things I learned pretty...
09-21-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 586
Posted By Rdmonster69

I think the H screw will adjust the outward...

I think the H screw will adjust the outward swing. Be sure to go a little at a time. You should be able to see the derailleur cage move as you adjust it if the cage is against the limit screw. Too...
09-20-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,028
Posted By Rdmonster69

I can say from experience .....Neurosurgeon's are...

I can say from experience .....Neurosurgeon's are very very expensive ...... worth every penny tho
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rdmonster69

My wife got me some tight with a pad....not very...

My wife got me some tight with a pad....not very insulated tho.

When it gets real cold I wear sweats over cycling gear and use an ace bandage to keep the bottom of the sweats from flapping around....
09-19-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,028
Posted By Rdmonster69

Help out a fellow cyclist when the opportunity...

Help out a fellow cyclist when the opportunity presents itself. Clear safety glasses are handy when its buggy and u don't really need shades. Clean your bike often and don't let your chain squeaky.
09-16-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By Rdmonster69

My wife said I couldn't keep my bikes in the...

My wife said I couldn't keep my bikes in the house. Gosh I'm gonna miss her.
09-16-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,632
Posted By Rdmonster69

Really diggin that easy link tool with the...

Really diggin that easy link tool with the storage for spare links !!
09-16-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rdmonster69

This links to a great article. I couldnt get it...

This links to a great article. I couldnt get it to cut and paste for some reason.

Pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6656560/

Exercise Respiratory Patterns in Elite Cyclists and Sedentary Subjects

The...
09-16-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 865
Posted By Rdmonster69

Like many here I do it for a quick stretch or to...

Like many here I do it for a quick stretch or to rest my neck or change the pressure on my arse. I have one bike that is pretty easy to go no hands and one that is not so easy. If its windy ?...
09-16-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,799
Posted By Rdmonster69

I ride a crushed limestone towpath fairly often...

I ride a crushed limestone towpath fairly often (1-2x/week) and my 700x23's do just fine on them. "Bile trails" that consist of rail ballast suck for bicycles IMHO. I don't even like to ride a...
09-14-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rdmonster69

I will have to check that book out. Would be...

I will have to check that book out. Would be helpful if a sports physiologist with a pulmonary background could chime in !!
09-14-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,632
Posted By Rdmonster69

That is very well put. My experience tells me to...

That is very well put. My experience tells me to carry a spare inner tube, a patch kit, a pump and a multi tool....and a spare master link. I have used all this gear to help other people too !!
09-14-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rdmonster69

No worries ..... I would be utterly shocked if a...

No worries ..... I would be utterly shocked if a pro cyclist couldn't breathe deeper, harder and faster for a longer duration than normal humans. There real overwhelming advantage is the strength and...
09-14-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rdmonster69

That is super interesting to me. I do pulmonary...

That is super interesting to me. I do pulmonary function testing for a living and would be interested to see how long a pro cyclist could keep up that respiratory rate. I would not think for very...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Rdmonster69

Yes I would like the MFP KZ1000 Plz and thank you

Yes I would like the MFP KZ1000 Plz and thank you
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Rdmonster69

Back before the main MUP I ride on got all fancy...

Back before the main MUP I ride on got all fancy and gentrified I always went strapped....now I couldn't afford to live in those neighborhoods.
09-11-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 768
Posted By Rdmonster69

Always ......I have helped 3 other riders this...

Always ......I have helped 3 other riders this year alone with flat repairs. I also carry an I-beam multi-tool and a quick link, patches, co2 inflator as well as a pump. When I ride my Domane I have...
09-11-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,103
Posted By Rdmonster69

Why does the Domane need such a huge downtube...

Why does the Domane need such a huge downtube anyway? Well I guess partly because it has a huge hole in the middle of it![/QUOTE]

Thanks for the reply. I can see how a race bike or super light...
09-10-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,830
Posted By Rdmonster69

I don't use Strava. I have a basic bike...

I don't use Strava.

I have a basic bike computer on each of my bikes and I keep a cycling log on my phone.

I can see why some people like it and for them great. I'm more motivated by the...
09-10-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,103
Posted By Rdmonster69

Just curious as to what you think the...

Just curious as to what you think the implications are ? Not being a ****** just curious. The downtube on the Domane is HUGE....and frame designers cut pretty big holes for the BB etc. I just think...
09-09-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,935
Posted By Rdmonster69

Loaded it in the car after removing the front...

Loaded it in the car after removing the front wheel. After work I pumped the tires up and went for a ride. I had to re adjust the seat as it shifted a bit while riding: )
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

I went ahead and had a go at it since it was set...

I went ahead and had a go at it since it was set up that way from the bike shop. Took all of about 15 or 20 minutes and most of that was me experimenting with setting the bead. It set easily with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

I spun it every which away and rode a few miles...

I spun it every which away and rode a few miles after. It was still fully inflated this morning when I got up. I also topped up the front to be sure it .
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

I run 23s on my other bike but that's simply...

I run 23s on my other bike but that's simply because its what came on it. My younger self inherently thought ... skinnier = faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,354
Posted By Rdmonster69

What do you mean by .....tourist ? Do you...

What do you mean by .....tourist ?

Do you mean a guy who rides alot and likes to be comfortable? I guess I am a tourist. Am I no longer a tourist when I jump on my bike that has 23's ? Does it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

Noted .....the sealant I had came with a threaded...

Noted .....the sealant I had came with a threaded adapter but seems kinda weak and I had seen these syringes. I was fully prepared to ditch tubeless as I bought all the stuff to change over but...
09-09-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,118
Posted By Rdmonster69

The problem with threads like his is the OP is...

The problem with threads like his is the OP is looking for someone to change a generally negative opinion on carbon frames and/or reinforce his positive opinion on steel frames. Probably not gonna...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

My exact experience....limited tho it is. I wont...

My exact experience....limited tho it is. I wont be going tubeless on my other bike simply because it is an older machine and flats aren't a huge problem for me. The new bike came that way and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

It "looked" like more of a pain than it was. The...

It "looked" like more of a pain than it was. The beads set easy, putting in the sealant was pretty easy and they are just as aired up this morning as last night. Other than roadside flats I think I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

I carry tons of stuff.. Internal storage has...

I carry tons of stuff.. Internal storage has tube,levers and inflator. My very small back pack has a skinny tube (I have a bike running 700x23 tubed) ,levers,patch kit, a park I-beam multi tool and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

Decided what the heck ...... bought 3 tubes and...

Decided what the heck ...... bought 3 tubes and rim tape AND a bottle of sealant. Had the rear mounted/filled and inflated in about 20 minutes. Topped off the front ....... only a tiny bit of spilled...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

Yeah ....I get the advantages and think its cool...

Yeah ....I get the advantages and think its cool that they came set up that way. Long view tho ? I havent had a flat since early may and that is about 1,000 miles riding. I am using Michelin power...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By Rdmonster69

I dunno about specifics but that is a cool...

I dunno about specifics but that is a cool locking bar and bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

Hmmmmm ... I know there is some maintaining to do...

Hmmmmm ... I know there is some maintaining to do with tubeless. May be why the rear went flat as it is. I had no idea and it may have been sitting in the Trek store with the sealant in it for quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

I had two flats this spring that both appeared to...

I had two flats this spring that both appeared to be the result of using tire levers on the install and again at the side of the road. I know , I know but the buggers were super hard to get on !! I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

I like to work on them almost as much as riding...

I like to work on them almost as much as riding them !! I was just gonna write off the tubeless idea but decided it might be pretty cool to learn and I only have to buy sealant to take a stab at it....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

What I have learned thus far. 1.My Bontrager...

What I have learned thus far.

1.My Bontrager plastic rim shield should be removed and replaced with traditional tape if I wish to do more than switch to a tube when having a flat on the road.
2....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

I appreciate all the input.I was quite surprised...

I appreciate all the input.I was quite surprised to see that they were already set up tubeless. I dont think I would have any problems with ride quality or PSI related flats if I change over to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

Yeah ......Im gonna give it a go and see if it...

Yeah ......Im gonna give it a go and see if it seals up and so on....just not sure why it flatted in the first place. If I fail I will be ready with rim tape and tubes. It also popped half the bead...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

Really just curious if the plastic liner needs to...

Really just curious if the plastic liner needs to be replaced ..... the tires came on the wheels so I am sure they will be fine. How do you tell if a rim is "hookless" ? Never had tubeless before.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rdmonster69

Tubeless Back to Tubes .....Update !!! Sticking With Tubeless for now

Apparently my new Domane came factory with tubeless as opposed to the stated tubeless ready. This doesn't look like its for me as it looks like a PITA.

My question is about the tubeless rim strip....
09-07-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 758
Posted By Rdmonster69

I stand to relieve pressure/ stretch and find...

I stand to relieve pressure/ stretch and find myself doing it more as I get deeper into the ride. I can't imagine doing it the majority of the ride tho.
09-07-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Rdmonster69

Unless its super dirty I hit it with a spray...

Unless its super dirty I hit it with a spray detailer I use on my motorcycles. I spray it until wet, wipe off with a clean microfiber and then buff it out. If it is way dirty then dawn or the like...
09-06-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By Rdmonster69

Luckily there are a couple of spots for water on...

Luckily there are a couple of spots for water on my route.
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