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10-01-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By BTinNYC

Ignore the heretical incantations for...

Ignore the heretical incantations for modification, a new bike is clearly called for.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 435
Posted By BTinNYC

Bogey, You said it, not me. 😀 😃 🙂 Clothes,...

Bogey, You said it, not me. 😀 😃 🙂

Clothes, hairstyles, whatever, NYC is the least judgemental place in world... just so long as you agree with us!!!

All good, just kidding. Kind of. LOL. 😉
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 435
Posted By BTinNYC

This club is super congenial,at least at this...

This club is super congenial,at least at this level, new riders get intros and welcomed. Close to 50% women on my rides.
09-30-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By BTinNYC

Very cool, I didn't know any of this.

Very cool, I didn't know any of this.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 435
Posted By BTinNYC

Rudy, The 5BBC group rides are easy going,...

Rudy,
The 5BBC group rides are easy going, except the fastest rated rides (I forget the term for the fast ones, but it's a 20 mph pace).

The rides I've been on are really nice and slower than I...
09-29-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By BTinNYC

Wow. Great insights friends, thank you. I feel...

Wow.
Great insights friends, thank you. I feel the decades of experience weighing in.

Along with the "parts change" I'll do rep's overall alignment test.
Then give it a ride before moving the...
09-29-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By BTinNYC

Yes, and it's an 89, you're correct. I did...

Yes, and it's an 89, you're correct.

I did check the headset.
09-29-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By BTinNYC

Bike stability issues; different fork?

Bike: 84 Centurion Prestige, bought the frame on ebay.
Issue: On some upstate NY roads with regular waves or bumps, this bike has a front end wobble on decending that is not acceptable. My other...
09-29-22, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By BTinNYC

Nice! Yesterday my brother and were talking...

Nice!
Yesterday my brother and were talking about climbs in the east bay when we were kids. Mt Diablo, Lawrence Hall of Science, Miner Rd in Orinda...50 years ago.
09-28-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 643
Posted By BTinNYC

I know mph is unimportant but I grimace at my low...

I know mph is unimportant but I grimace at my low speed city rides and feel chuffed about hauling the mail on a paved trailway.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 765
Posted By BTinNYC

in AMZ, search for Bike Stems. Tons of different...

in AMZ, search for Bike Stems. Tons of different angles and lengths, adjustable stems, just make sure the openings fit your stem and handlebar diameter.
Forum: Introductions
09-28-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By BTinNYC

Welcome! I thought I was an oldfurt re-cyclist...

Welcome!
I thought I was an oldfurt re-cyclist until I got to BF...you're surrounded by older ferters!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 765
Posted By BTinNYC

Lots of stems with steeper angles available on...

Lots of stems with steeper angles available on the web. Also adjustable stems (ugly and heavy but great for dialing in the height).
09-28-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By BTinNYC

CFB is on the money. The easy spinning...

CFB is on the money.

The easy spinning warm-ups and cool-downs are very important. Boring but important.

Here's an interval I like:
Over Unders - 2 x 8 minute O/U around 90-95 rpm
warm up > 3...
09-28-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By BTinNYC

This is where we're headed on my wife's bike...

This is where we're headed on my wife's bike because of thumb push difficulty.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By BTinNYC

I'd jump on it.

I'd jump on it.
09-26-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By BTinNYC

Halfway through the block and I know I'm doing it...

Halfway through the block and I know I'm doing it right; my legs tell me so on the stairs at night. 😉

terrymorse, good luck next week at the Huntsman Games!
09-25-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,781
Posted By BTinNYC

Giro Del Seminterrato ...

Giro Del Seminterrato
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09-25-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By BTinNYC

Polar armband HRM works very well and has easily...

Polar armband HRM works very well and has easily connected to everything; bike head unit, Strava app on the phone, indoor trainer, etc. When I started out I had a phone holder on my handlebars with...
09-24-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 984
Posted By BTinNYC

Low 50s last night and we turned the heat back...

Low 50s last night and we turned the heat back on. Probably going for tights this this morning, but maybe after another cuppa it'll warm up a bit.
09-23-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By BTinNYC

Clyde's got it. The dropout spacers are...

Clyde's got it.
The dropout spacers are installed with the screwhead on the outside.

After a complete strip and rebuild of my VW bug in 1979, I had a coffee can with 3 or 4 leftovers.
09-23-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 984
Posted By BTinNYC

I've been resisting pulling the cold weather kit...

I've been resisting pulling the cold weather kit out of the closet, but it's 55 degrees today. These transition weeks are the hard ones for me. In a couple months 55 will feel like summer, but now...
09-21-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By BTinNYC

No idea if the OP will like the Spoon, but I'm...

No idea if the OP will like the Spoon, but I'm very happy that a $40 saddle is my favorite so far.
09-21-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By BTinNYC

I used pinstriping masking tape and paint; ...

I used pinstriping masking tape and paint;
https://www.xcaliberart.com/product/pinstriping-stencil-tape/
09-20-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By BTinNYC

Congrats!

Congrats!
09-20-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 893
Posted By BTinNYC

+1

+1
09-19-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,165
Posted By BTinNYC

Been there. Rather recently. I got stronger...

Been there. Rather recently.

I got stronger by following this beginners training plan;
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/training/cycling-training-plan-beginner-153317

I had to Google and...
09-18-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,502
Posted By BTinNYC

Molleraj, you've gone full velo-nerd so I predict...

Molleraj, you've gone full velo-nerd so I predict the saddle cushion will soon be gone and a new saddle will be on your Fuji. 😉
All good,
BT
09-17-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 831
Posted By BTinNYC

"Round littul skinny bottums"

"Round littul skinny bottums"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 465,899
Posted By BTinNYC

I also live on an island, where you're never too...

I also live on an island, where you're never too far from an Italian restaurant. 😉 ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 05:50 AM
09-16-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By BTinNYC

I would go for a compromise and get a "wheel-on"...

I would go for a compromise and get a "wheel-on" smart trainer like the Wahoo Kicker Snap. Five minutes to install or remove the bike from the trainer and it's in a ready to ride state, small...
09-15-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By BTinNYC

Virtual world and actual fun in Zwift (Its...

Virtual world and actual fun in Zwift
(Its marked Strava, because my Zwift rides load into the training app Strava)...
09-15-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,781
Posted By BTinNYC

That is a monster ride!

That is a monster ride!
09-15-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By BTinNYC

Getting off the couch and onto a bike, the first...

Getting off the couch and onto a bike, the first big improvement was cardio. Once I could breathe then I could work and my legs and core got stronger. My flexibility is much better. With some muscle,...
09-13-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By BTinNYC

Wash, rinse, repeat. Starting the next 4 week...

Wash, rinse, repeat. Starting the next 4 week block.
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 632
Posted By BTinNYC

I trained my English Cocker for field work and...

I trained my English Cocker for field work and she was a wonderful hunter. Her performance was mostly genetic, because no dog before or since has been nearly as good.

We're in Kissena Park next...
09-13-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By BTinNYC

I'd stick with 11-34. I find the smart trainer...

I'd stick with 11-34.
I find the smart trainer and app (Zwift in my case) are very similar in difficultly to reality, the hills and gradient toughness are close to what I feel in the real. So, I...
09-12-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 710
Posted By BTinNYC

Congrats. Riding a Varsity in 1971, I looked at...

Congrats.
Riding a Varsity in 1971, I looked at those foreign lovely white Peugeots with lust. Still spins my hat around 50 years later.

I used a bench vise instead of of a C clamp to pop the...
09-11-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,352
Posted By BTinNYC

I'm getting a front light. Riding in full shadow...

I'm getting a front light. Riding in full shadow last week made me think about it, and your story confirms it.
Sorry about your friend's awful crash.
09-10-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,060
Posted By BTinNYC

North County Trailway, Westchester Co., NY ...

North County Trailway, Westchester Co., NY
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09-10-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By BTinNYC

Huge. Depends on what you enjoy. The peloton...

Huge. Depends on what you enjoy.

The peloton bikes are designed for spin class - type exercise. You change resistance with a knob. Similar to a wheel-on dumb trainer.

The smart trainer bikes...
09-10-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,781
Posted By BTinNYC

Work! Golf!? ...

Work! Golf!?
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😉
Forum: Commuting
09-10-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By BTinNYC

When the brain tells us to take a break, we...

When the brain tells us to take a break, we should.
09-10-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By BTinNYC

Zwift is per person. You can pause the...

Zwift is per person. You can pause the subscription after winter.

Big news is Zwift will be selling a smart trainer for $500 next month.

Kickr Bikes are about $3000 unless one enjoys paying...
09-10-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By BTinNYC

Great build and great photos. All good.

Great build and great photos.
All good.
Forum: Introductions
09-10-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By BTinNYC

Welcome! Looking forward to photos of Dubai...

Welcome!
Looking forward to photos of Dubai rides
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By BTinNYC

The Madone in light blue.

The Madone in light blue.
09-09-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By BTinNYC

I'll get one for my wife, I think it's perfect...

I'll get one for my wife, I think it's perfect for her and the coming winter.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,999
Posted By BTinNYC

Also a hunnert years ago, 15 years old in...

Also a hunnert years ago, 15 years old in Manhattan, me and my Learner's Permit thought Central Park was an F1 track.
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