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02-23-24, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 135
Posted By zacster

It's a 48v power supply so don't make a mistake...

It's a 48v power supply so don't make a mistake with it. But you know what, they cost $30 from Saris, just buy another one.
02-23-24, 07:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,476
Posted By zacster

Go for it. I'm not sure I know which is more of...

Go for it. I'm not sure I know which is more of an achievement, the Radio Tower or Alpe du Zwift. Alpe is definitely longer and a real slog unless you ride the TdF, but the Radio Tower is steeper...
02-21-24, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,120
Posted By zacster

It could have been a batch issue, I bought my two...

It could have been a batch issue, I bought my two when they were first released, although not at the same time. You can't just buy something for one twin and not the other, even if the other didn't...
02-19-24, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,120
Posted By zacster

A new M2 MBA isn't that much more than the older...

A new M2 MBA isn't that much more than the older M1 and it is a much better computer. I was surprised at how much faster it was, and I was already impressed by the M1's speed. Amazon had refurbs...
02-19-24, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By zacster

Sometimes I get enough exercise going up and down...

Sometimes I get enough exercise going up and down the stairs that I don't need to get on the trainer afterwards. :lol:
02-17-24, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By zacster

I just did it and it was really easy. The pawls...

I just did it and it was really easy. The pawls on the trainer freehub are probably simpler than a wheel freehub because of the closed environment. Instead of the pawls and the catch notches being in...
Forum: Touring
02-17-24, 10:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,544
Posted By zacster

In Europe they were always full of the...

In Europe they were always full of the "backpacker" type even when I did it in 1979, but that was what they were for. The young crowd travels all around Europe, Asia too, staying at hostels and...
02-16-24, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By zacster

Just grease, no qualifiers. I'll use Phil grease...

Just grease, no qualifiers. I'll use Phil grease because that's what I have. That tube has lasted me a VERY long time. I was in my early 20s when I bought it and I'm 69 now! It is still buttery...
02-15-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,040
Posted By zacster

My weight doping wasn't just a little when I...

My weight doping wasn't just a little when I started up again a few months ago. I've since dropped 25 pounds and I'm STILL over the weight I have in Zwift. It doesn't matter unless you are going...
02-13-24, 09:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,254
Posted By zacster

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/b0aa0a97_216f_4629_85fa_4aff74c931e8_1_102_o_cc6cd25349c0331551142a182588764c8cc5eeea.jpeg
Here's a better pic. The chain is on the...
02-13-24, 05:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,254
Posted By zacster

As long as the space between the dropout and the...

As long as the space between the dropout and the first cog is the same you won't have any problems. But it has to be truly the same, not just close. You set the derailleur limit screw so that the...
02-13-24, 07:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 718
Posted By zacster

I can send you my old Spinervals DVDs. Coach Troy...

I can send you my old Spinervals DVDs. Coach Troy will tell you what to do.
02-11-24, 11:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,254
Posted By zacster

My advice in addition to the above is to not...

My advice in addition to the above is to not stress about the differences. Take it all with a grain of salt. A lot of these results apply to top athletes, not casual riders. I have a lot more data...
02-11-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,516
Posted By zacster

At 63 I whipped myself into my best cycling shape...

At 63 I whipped myself into my best cycling shape ever by going hard core on the trainer over the winter. When spring came and I started riding outside I couldn't believe how strong I was and how...
02-11-24, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 718
Posted By zacster

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1024/be7849c7_05ef_47f8_9dd6_2530380ec85d_1_105_c_4dd36c85faedcdadc19d8acfda409ae2cc2e850b.jpeg

More pizza.
02-09-24, 05:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,254
Posted By zacster

Yea, Zwift in 4k is pretty nice, and the M1 Mac...

Yea, Zwift in 4k is pretty nice, and the M1 Mac completely keeps up. There are never any glitches or painting issues. I'm very impressed with the M1 Mac in general, paired with a 4k 27" monitor. ...
02-05-24, 08:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,476
Posted By zacster

I did the climb today and about halfway up the...

I did the climb today and about halfway up the KOM I set the difficulty to around 25% to give myself more gears. But that's all it really does. It doesn't make the climb any easier. It just lets...
02-01-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,835
Posted By zacster

One thing I find myself doing is actually...

One thing I find myself doing is actually splitting off the recovery at the end of my rides so that I can see how much real effort went in without the soft pedaling I do at the end while watching my...
01-31-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,254
Posted By zacster

If you ever have any questions about bike...

If you ever have any questions about bike maintenance, Park Tools has a video about it. They reference their own tools of course and the are very precise on what to do.
01-31-24, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,620
Posted By zacster

I did that TdZ ride the other day too. I hate...

I did that TdZ ride the other day too. I hate rides that end uphill.
01-29-24, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,620
Posted By zacster

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My Zwifting setup. I also use...
01-29-24, 08:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,254
Posted By zacster

Park Tool FR5.2 should be the one.

Park Tool FR5.2 should be the one.
01-29-24, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,835
Posted By zacster

As an example of why you need ZwitInsider, I just...

As an example of why you need ZwitInsider, I just went there and learned all about drops! I had no idea of what it was, how it worked, what it got me. I just kept getting prompted to "Follow Coco to...
01-29-24, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,835
Posted By zacster

I need to go to ZwiftInsider more myself. I get...

I need to go to ZwiftInsider more myself. I get frustrated sometimes with the lack of info on Zwift itself. They don't even post the calendar of the Tour de Zwift by days in the app, and the Zwift...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,010
Posted By zacster

I started this thread? It came up just now in...

I started this thread? It came up just now in the subscribed section and I don't remember this at all, but it's been 6 years! I don't usually even get involved in these types of discussions. And...
01-26-24, 09:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,254
Posted By zacster

If you are running a Macbook Air M2 you should...

If you are running a Macbook Air M2 you should check it out in 4k. The graphics are spectacular that way. I'm using an M1 with a Dell 4k monitor myself and it looks great and it never glitches. I...
01-12-24, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By zacster

Good choice. Did you get the Core or the more...

Good choice. Did you get the Core or the more expensive one? I have the Core myself.

Threads never get closed in BF! You'll see threads pop up that are 10 years old with an answer to an old...
01-12-24, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By zacster

Attach a cadence sensor and an HR monitor and...

Attach a cadence sensor and an HR monitor and start riding Zwift!
12-31-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,835
Posted By zacster

Once you're on a smart trainer you wonder why you...

Once you're on a smart trainer you wonder why you didn't have one all along.
12-31-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By zacster

But at least the Park Perimeter route follows the...

But at least the Park Perimeter route follows the real Central Park ride, hills, dips and all. I ride it pretty much the same way whether on Zwift or in real life.
12-27-23, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By zacster

The turntable I had prior to this one was a...

The turntable I had prior to this one was a Pioneer PL112D. It was a nice manual turntable but it was stolen out of my apartment in Seattle in the 1970s. I replaced it with a Denon direct drive and...
12-13-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,830
Posted By zacster

While FTP has no use for me in road riding, I...

While FTP has no use for me in road riding, I ride however I feel, sometimes hard, sometimes not, it is useful when using any of the training apps. You need something to measure yourself against....
12-11-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By zacster

My setup is new but the bike and trainer aren't....

My setup is new but the bike and trainer aren't. I decided to move it all up to our third floor "playroom" that is rather large but otherwise depressing. It still has piles of stuffed animals in it...
10-25-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By zacster

When I needed to remove the bearings in a...

When I needed to remove the bearings in a cartridge hub I just tapped it out with a rubber mallet. You get one side off by tapping the opposite end of the axle and then go from the other side to tap...
10-14-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By zacster

If the derailleur is crooked to the...

If the derailleur is crooked to the wheel/cassette, then it needs to be straightened. It doesn't have to be the hanger that is bent either, but the frame it is attached to may not be perfectly...
10-08-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By zacster

At 62 years old I bought myself a smart trainer...

At 62 years old I bought myself a smart trainer (Wahoo Core) and started using it with both Zwift and Sufferfest (now Wahoo Systm) without using any particular training plan, just what I felt like on...
09-15-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By zacster

I had a UO8 back in the day and those wheels and...

I had a UO8 back in the day and those wheels and brakes would not stop you in the rain.
09-14-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By zacster

I used a recharegable LED flashlight for a couple...

I used a recharegable LED flashlight for a couple of years and it was nice because I could swap batteries. You can buy higher capacity batteries too. That said I switched to a dynamo light and never...
09-08-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,289
Posted By zacster

Just replace it. It isn't worth bothering with. ...

Just replace it. It isn't worth bothering with. I probably have better in my old parts bin.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-23, 07:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,395
Posted By zacster

I have a pair of those and don't use them. I...

I have a pair of those and don't use them. I tried but found them too heavy, plus they don't take the old style toe clips, which I still swear by. On top of that, I've retired and stopped riding at...
08-21-23, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By zacster

Nothing has changed. Get a Shimano or Jagwire...

Nothing has changed. Get a Shimano or Jagwire MTB set, with the housing. I always change both at once, as the Jagwire works as a set.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,123
Posted By zacster

I did a 10 mile commute each way in NYC 2 or 3...

I did a 10 mile commute each way in NYC 2 or 3 times a week and that was completely within my energy level, even at 64 up until I retired. In fact towards the end I was riding even more frequently as...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,123
Posted By zacster

26 miles is a long way to go in each direction,...

26 miles is a long way to go in each direction, even on an e-bike. It isn't just the pedaling that takes a beating. And then you'll be spending almost 4 hours per day on the bike, not to enjoy the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By zacster

If I had a fleet of bikes, including one that is...

If I had a fleet of bikes, including one that is relatively recent and is my main ride, I'd say buy it if you have the money to spare. But as a first bike I'd say that you'll be looking for another...
08-11-23, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By zacster

I rode today and looked at my bike computer and...

I rode today and looked at my bike computer and saw I was doing a whopping 14mph on a flat stretch with no cars. This is a stretch I've cranked it up to 25 in the past, so I decided to put a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-23, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By zacster

That bike is very early CF. And those Campy...

That bike is very early CF. And those Campy parts are the earlier version of Chorus 10sp. I ride an 18 year old Kuota with the newer Chorus 10 and even my bike looks to be newer. My bike is...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By zacster

I would forget about work as soon as I crossed...

I would forget about work as soon as I crossed 42nd St to head home.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By zacster

Biking in and home from work is the only thing I...

Biking in and home from work is the only thing I miss about working now that I've retired. Of course now I have the freedom to ride wherever I'd like whenever I'd like, but I don't. There was...
08-01-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By zacster

I'm starting again at 68 after a few years on and...

I'm starting again at 68 after a few years on and off. I did 20 miles yesterday and felt it doing a ride that I used to do without giving it a thought. But it'll come back if I keep at it slowly. ...
07-30-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By zacster

That's a lot more info than I ever had. Thanks...

That's a lot more info than I ever had. Thanks for the link.

The problem is knowing what you have sometimes, especially with Shimano. They have so many models with different numbers within the...
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