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09-16-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
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: 147
Views: 2,690
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: 29
Views: 711
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: 25
Views: 494
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: 37
Views: 731
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: 29
Views: 711
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: 147
Views: 2,690
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: 29
Views: 711
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: 29
Views: 711
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: 328
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: 484
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: 681
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: 1,016
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: 130
Views: 2,227
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: 1,016
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: 78
Views: 1,397
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 73
Views: 2,508
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: 1,946
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: 1,943
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 341
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 717
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: 480
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: 482
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.
09-06-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thanks bro !

Thanks bro !
09-06-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Rdmonster69

I feel your pain. My skull is fused to C1 down to...

I feel your pain. My skull is fused to C1 down to C3. The endurance geometry has been a godsend. It has got better...stick with it.
09-06-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Rdmonster69

I don't know why but I rather enjoyed that

I don't know why but I rather enjoyed that
09-06-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Rdmonster69

I was "only" orthopedicly decapitated.?.. just...

I was "only" orthopedicly decapitated.?.. just required some screws and plates and whatnot.... can't turn my head a lot but I can still see : )
09-06-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Rdmonster69

Got My Metric Century

63 miles today .....longest ride of the year by 2 miles. Not bad for a 51 year old decapitated guy. The new Domane was pretty comfy but my legs got pretty tired. Good temps but the wind was whipping...
09-05-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rdmonster69

Even with the compartment on my Domane I can't...

Even with the compartment on my Domane I can't give up my (very small) backpack. The fact that I essentially have doubled up on whats in the storage makes it funny to me. I also carry a small pump in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rdmonster69

I just need to find a good DA front derailleur...

I just need to find a good DA front derailleur and compact crank to replace the beastly big ring crank I bought ..... and a decent set of vintage DA shifters and I will finally be where I want to be....
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By Rdmonster69

Seems like your volunteering to take one for the...

Seems like your volunteering to take one for the team !! I say go for it. Take pics !! OR ....there has to be auto specific steering wheel wraps somewhere. ...Im interested to see the results because...
08-31-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By Rdmonster69

Lol .... Im sure ....and my Trek 2.3 has a Dura...

Lol .... Im sure ....and my Trek 2.3 has a Dura Ace crank with a BIG big ring ......not even close to using it .... I like the gearing on the new bike.
08-31-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By Rdmonster69

I wish I had been riding continuously since the...

I wish I had been riding continuously since the 80's ....took a few decades off. This has been a great thread for me!! I appreciate the responses. I am a leaner skinnier guy so I probably haveca...
08-31-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By Rdmonster69

I def do not mash a low cadence lol !!!

I def do not mash a low cadence lol !!!
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