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12-23-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By dmanthree

Garmin Neo Bike Issue/Fix

My Neo Bike developed a loose crank on the left side. I checked for a solution but found none, so I called Garmin. The took down the serial, asked how long I've had it, and promptly shipped a...
11-17-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,965
Posted By dmanthree

Something you put on cube steak to make it taste...

Something you put on cube steak to make it taste like, well, something. Truthfully, the stuff is garbage.
11-03-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,965
Posted By dmanthree

If any of you subscribe to Consumer Reports they...

If any of you subscribe to Consumer Reports they did quite a job on analyzing dark chocolate. Turns out some of them, like Hershey's Special Dark contain significant quantities of lead.
07-24-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,139
Posted By dmanthree

For real? After what happened to a Frenchman the...

For real? After what happened to a Frenchman the last time they did that?
07-24-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By dmanthree

I think aero frames do provide a benefit, but...

I think aero frames do provide a benefit, but it's minimal. If all the riders have them then advantage is essentially zero. Anyway, I don't think the frames lead to successful brekaways, but better...
07-20-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By dmanthree

Put a "sweeper" vehicle in front of the riders...

Put a "sweeper" vehicle in front of the riders that has those rotating knives on the wheels. Kind of like I saw in Ben Hur. That'll move the idiots out of the way.

Read about what happened to...
07-09-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 967,815
Posted By dmanthree

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https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1728x1266/img_0904_830a3ac828f4e9a0f6382aa0b270aba94bef1521.jpg
06-29-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By dmanthree

I had a bad crash about a year and a half ago and...

I had a bad crash about a year and a half ago and a broken clavicle was part of that event. Got the surgery, and some nice hardware, and all is good. I was extremely lucky in that I got some help and...
06-28-23, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By dmanthree

I think you might have provided an explanation of...

I think you might have provided an explanation of what happened to me. When on a walk last March I may have hyperextended the knee when I hit a little pothole in the sidewalk. I "reached" for the...
06-28-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By dmanthree

Thanks for all the encouragement! Surgery...

Thanks for all the encouragement! Surgery sometime next week, and then I guess I'll find out how long before I'm back on the bike. Which, due to past "things" is a Tacx Bike Smart trainer. No more...
01-02-23, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By dmanthree

Zwift tracks calories and reports progress in...

Zwift tracks calories and reports progress in "pizza slices." It also displays the calorie count in the ride summary on their site.
12-09-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,828
Posted By dmanthree

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1728x1266/img_0904_435ecce909b9b77477062b19779e947e2a0fd2e0.jpg
11-16-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By dmanthree

Yes, but in return you were educated and...

Yes, but in return you were educated and entertained.

:cheers:
11-14-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By dmanthree

Garmin disagrees:...

Garmin disagrees: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/690885

Yes, it is a smart bike, but I was referring to the actual product name.
11-13-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By dmanthree

Tacx Bike Smart at 2K Miles

I moved to indoor riding full time last spring and acquired the Neo Bike, or whatever it's called these days. I've put 2K miles on it and so far..no complaints or issues. It's solid, quiet,...
10-24-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,237
Posted By dmanthree

Anything you do in the winter will help in the...

Anything you do in the winter will help in the spring. But based on my experience, road riding will always require an "adjustment."
10-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By dmanthree

No worries. No cars in Zwift world anyway. ...

No worries. No cars in Zwift world anyway.

;-)
09-21-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By dmanthree

Vinyl, leather, or something else? If he saddle...

Vinyl, leather, or something else? If he saddle doesn't breath a little it will cause issues. either way, a good pair of bike shorts will help.

It's a very personal choice, but I've had good luck...
09-10-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,047
Posted By dmanthree

if you have road bikes you like there's two...

if you have road bikes you like there's two options: wheel on or wheel off trainers. In my experience buying a wheel on trainer is a waste since many seen to "graduate" to wheel off. There are some...
08-31-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By dmanthree

Today's Rouvy Recommendation

Rode the "Arches National Park" ride yesterday, and the scenery is really nice, but the ride is a butt-kicker. I got passed a lot. ;-)

https://my.rouvy.com/virtual-routes/detail/89633

I ride...
08-15-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By dmanthree

I may try that! Nothing to lose, really.

I may try that! Nothing to lose, really.
08-14-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By dmanthree

This is getting old

Once again, sidelined. Plantar Fasciitis. Off everything for a week, it seems. Got the cortisone injection in the heel, wearing a night splint, and kicking back.

Hate this 'routine.'
08-03-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By dmanthree

I had a crash last February, and am still...

I had a crash last February, and am still recovering. My injuries weren't as bad as his, but I understand how frustrating recovery can be. Good on him for continuing to pound the pedals!

Ride on!
08-01-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,116
Posted By dmanthree

Start here:...

Start here: https://www.biketiresdirect.com/search/27in-road-tires
07-20-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,410
Posted By dmanthree

Other than the fact that both use some form of...

Other than the fact that both use some form of pedaling, there really aren't any similarities between spinning and road riding.
07-08-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 967,815
Posted By dmanthree

Well, this is it for me now. ...

Well, this is it for me now.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1728x1266/img_0904_f8b466fe01cfc55e37a035b1dc1ba038239dd40a.jpg
The Tacx/Garmin Bike Smart
07-07-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,410
Posted By dmanthree

Hate spin classes. When I moved indoors for good...

Hate spin classes. When I moved indoors for good I got a smart bike and use Zwift and Rouvy. WAY better than any spin class or anything like it.
06-27-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By dmanthree

Like I said it's likely that I was just too...

Like I said it's likely that I was just too accustomed to the feel of that mechanism after riding on a Neo 2T for a few years. The Tacx bike is smoother and quieter, for sure, and that's what I...
06-14-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By dmanthree

First thing I noticed was the ramp up when...

First thing I noticed was the ramp up when starting out. The Neo, again probably because I was used to it, just felt more natural. The Kickr would offer higher initial initial resistance, but...
05-20-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,165
Posted By dmanthree

The benefit of controlling both the OS and...

The benefit of controlling both the OS and hardware is becoming pretty obvious with Apple's move to their own silicon. Window on ARM is still a fantasy and available only via the early...
05-13-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,165
Posted By dmanthree

I agree; the product is not for me, but I know a...

I agree; the product is not for me, but I know a few people who swear by it. hell, if it gets them off the couch and sweating, well, that's a win.
05-13-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,165
Posted By dmanthree

About a month ago, when I was explaining to...

About a month ago, when I was explaining to someone I had just met, and why I'm moving in doors, they asked, with an incredulous look, "why would you not get a Peleton?" I wimped out and gave them a...
05-12-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,165
Posted By dmanthree

Peleton's weakness is that the hardware and...

Peleton's weakness is that the hardware and software are married. And it's really expensive.
05-05-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,929
Posted By dmanthree

I had an event last February and landed in the...

I had an event last February and landed in the hospital for a few days. The pulmonologist was summoned to "the bait shop." It's what they called the ER.
03-15-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By dmanthree

I wondered about the need for some PT after the...

I wondered about the need for some PT after the cut. My 2 week exam went well, and next is the six week exam. At that point I guess I'll find out what else is needed.
No complaints, though. I...
03-08-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,533
Posted By dmanthree

Don't ignore the Brooks B17. While the choice of...

Don't ignore the Brooks B17. While the choice of a saddle is highly personal, well, quite a few of us "geezers" seem to like it.
03-03-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By dmanthree

You have NO chance of staying up if you're really...

You have NO chance of staying up if you're really on ice. Rollers prohibit front/back motion, and are not "slick" side to side. Ice is totally unforgiving.
03-03-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,433
Posted By dmanthree

There were three levels: $2770 for straight...

There were three levels:
$2770 for straight purchase
$2908 for a "trade up" credit (at participating dealers)
$3185 for a store credit at PC

Since I was "selling out" I took the purchase offer.
03-02-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,433
Posted By dmanthree

Exactly. They wanted two *clear* pics of the bike...

Exactly. They wanted two *clear* pics of the bike prior to the offer, and sent the payment only after they unpacked and inspected the bike. They also want full ID of the seller, and the serial number...
03-02-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,433
Posted By dmanthree

i've tried selling via local on line markets, and...

i've tried selling via local on line markets, and honestly, it's a total PITA. Biggest issue? No shows. I'm content with the way I sold it.
03-02-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,433
Posted By dmanthree

Pro's Closet

I recently sold a bike via the Pro's Closet, and the experience was *very* positive. I posted the two required photos, described the bike exactly as it sat, and received a very fair offer. I accepted...
02-22-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By dmanthree

I rode a set of Kreitler rollers for about 20...

I rode a set of Kreitler rollers for about 20 years. Once you get the hang of it they're OK. Hint: get a couple extra belts. ;-)
02-21-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,543
Posted By dmanthree

Actuallty tried a face mask. I don't get paid...

Actuallty tried a face mask. I don't get paid enough to put up with that. Just miserable, and no chance for eyewear.
02-15-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By dmanthree

I'll be indoors only, and I don't care about a...

I'll be indoors only, and I don't care about a running average on power, so...

I'll pass on a bike computer.
02-14-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,543
Posted By dmanthree

Funny you mention the optic nerve. I suffered a...

Funny you mention the optic nerve. I suffered a broken cheekbone (and other facial/head bones) in 1976. The cheekbone "folded" in and very narrowly missed the optic never. the surgeon glued it all...
02-09-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,543
Posted By dmanthree

Zwifting is a lot better than nothing. And I...

Zwifting is a lot better than nothing. And I won't be stuck indoors. Hiking, walking, and other activities are still on the table.
02-09-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,543
Posted By dmanthree

That wasn't my take-away from that comment. Every...

That wasn't my take-away from that comment. Every situation is different. Nobody made the claim that you don't love your wife and family.
02-09-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,543
Posted By dmanthree

I wonder about the use of pain in another way:...

I wonder about the use of pain in another way: while on the heavy duty pain killers, was I doing things that I shouldn't have been doing simply because the pain didn't stop me? Did I set myself back...
02-08-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,543
Posted By dmanthree

damn, I had to give up hockey and a few other...

damn, I had to give up hockey and a few other sports a long time ago due to a broken cheek, eye socket, nose, and skull. I underwent reconstructive surgery, and am literally glued back together. So I...
02-07-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,543
Posted By dmanthree

How to know when to stop

I always wondered, after 50 years of riding, if at some point I'd decide to stop riding. Well, this last seems to have helped that decision along. Last Tuesday I crashed and was banged up pretty bad....
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