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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 33,872
Posted By Jack Tone

I moved in 1999 and my commute went from a 1 hour...

I moved in 1999 and my commute went from a 1 hour drive to a 2 1/4 hour (on a good day) drive. After 5 years or so, I transferred and then it became a 10 minute bike ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,649
Posted By Jack Tone

When I first started racing, I had a Cannondale...

When I first started racing, I had a Cannondale with 6 speed DT shifters. 52/42 x 13/24. At the Los Gatos Criterium, there's a short steep hill. I blew the double shift to my lowest gear and never...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jack Tone

Just a minute, let me get my calculator out.

Just a minute, let me get my calculator out.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 33,872
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm kidding, I get enough flats. A few weeks ago...

I'm kidding, I get enough flats. A few weeks ago I made a U turn in a driveway. At maybe 2 miles and hour a sharp rock cut the sidewall of a brand new GP4000. Put a boot in and rode home and threw...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 33,872
Posted By Jack Tone

Went for a ride a few days ago and my bike with...

Went for a ride a few days ago and my bike with latex tubes had a flat. Put a tube in that I had in my pocket. That went flat about 4 miles from home. It had been patched already, but failed at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 33,872
Posted By Jack Tone

The closest I got to golf was when my father in...

The closest I got to golf was when my father in law took me to a driving range and scolded me for holding the club like a baseball bat. The only time I've held a club (besides miniature gold as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 33,872
Posted By Jack Tone

70's I think. I was friends with the local dealer...

70's I think. I was friends with the local dealer so I usually got some good prices. My first motocross bike was a Maico 400. Great powerband and handling. But seriously had to almost rebuild it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 33,872
Posted By Jack Tone

I must be cheap. I quit motocross when the bikes...

I must be cheap. I quit motocross when the bikes cost more than $2000. That was a LONG time ago. The most expensive bicycle I own cost $2300. I think 105 is out of my range now.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,649
Posted By Jack Tone

Hot!

Hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,649
Posted By Jack Tone

Agree. I still have two bike with DT shifters,...

Agree. I still have two bike with DT shifters, but they're just for relatively flat rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,649
Posted By Jack Tone

I remodeled most of my old bikes with brifters. I...

I remodeled most of my old bikes with brifters. I thought it would be fun to put downtube shifters back on one of them. I like that they're lighter and I like the sound, especially on a big aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,717
Posted By Jack Tone

So aluminum has a worse fatigue limit than...

So aluminum has a worse fatigue limit than carbon, right? I bought a Cannondale 3.0 frame about 30 plus years ago. It came with an optional "new" for Cannondale, aluminum fork. I'm still riding that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 33,872
Posted By Jack Tone

Back when I first started with Pen Velo, I did...

Back when I first started with Pen Velo, I did the New Year's Day San Bruno Mt. Hillclimb. I had my version 1 Cannondale with a 42X24. I remember it as one of the hardest, coldest bike rides I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 33,872
Posted By Jack Tone

Train guys, did you see this? ...

Train guys, did you see this?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/634x357/swiss_train_b01f201272fcffb258ec6a16e763edcf11181dc7.jpg

Record setting Swiss train 2K long.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,471
Posted By Jack Tone

I don't see a problem with it. If those are the...

I don't see a problem with it. If those are the shoes and pedals you're using, I'd lower the seat a few mm. Congrats on the new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

Is it an old wheel? Maybe spoke crossings?

Is it an old wheel? Maybe spoke crossings?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

Not if they were Alternative Facts.

Not if they were Alternative Facts.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By Jack Tone

I'm not claiming it would make a difference (it...

I'm not claiming it would make a difference (it might on one of my bikes with a 75 degree head angle). Just saying that it's not "totally irrelevant".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By Jack Tone

My math skills aren't the best, but isn't a 23mm...

My math skills aren't the best, but isn't a 23mm circle smaller than a 25mm circle?

(Cross section of tire if that was too obtuse)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

Does the debris ever go away?

Does the debris ever go away?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,527
Posted By Jack Tone

Bigger tires, lower pressure?

Bigger tires, lower pressure?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

Sorry, Bam.

Sorry, Bam.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

A couple of months ago, my new cardiologist put...

A couple of months ago, my new cardiologist put me on beta blockers. On my first ride of only 10 miles my heart rate was 70 or under. I quit using them and went back to my old meds. Two days ago I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 705
Posted By Jack Tone

I have big hands. I bought a bike with these...

I have big hands. I bought a bike with these handlebars. There was no way that I could EVER reach the brake levers with my hands in the drops. They immediately went into the garbage.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jack Tone

He weighs 200 pounds. 120 psi is not extremely...

He weighs 200 pounds. 120 psi is not extremely high for his weight. The bike path looked smooth. The same tires, tubeless at 72 psi might be way too low for him. Tube might very well be faster in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,756
Posted By Jack Tone

When my daughter was on University of California...

When my daughter was on University of California Crew team, their research found the best recovery drink was chocolate milk, and the best energy bar was a Snickers. I was at Mammoth Mountain for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

That's what I would do. Assuming the cable is...

That's what I would do. Assuming the cable is connected right and with no kinks, and the shifter works, the only way I can visualize this happening is that it was set up with the shifter in the 11th...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,886
Posted By Jack Tone

Yes, use what pedals you like. Also, as said...

Yes, use what pedals you like. Also, as said above, retention is usually adjustable. Worn cleats will sometimes make it harder to unclip. We all fall over sometimes. My best was crossing a busy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By Jack Tone

I don't know what knee drift is, but would...

I don't know what knee drift is, but would something like this work?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

Sorry to hear that. Hope you can put it off, too.

Sorry to hear that. Hope you can put it off, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Jack Tone

Something like this? Amazon.com : AromaHome...

Something like this?

Amazon.com : AromaHome Bicycle Saddle Support Seat-Post Mount Tail Light Holder for Bontrager Trek Taillight : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

Bathroom/Kitchen faucet?

Bathroom/Kitchen faucet?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

I've never ridden Gatorskins, so I can't compare,...

I've never ridden Gatorskins, so I can't compare, but these Do have pretty flexible sidewalls.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

From what I've read, I don't think I could beat...

From what I've read, I don't think I could beat Beng on anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

Just finished my first ride on my Chou Yang Speed...

Just finished my first ride on my Chou Yang Speed Shark tires. I'm not sure if they were as speedy as my GP4000's with latex tubes, but they were fine. Very smooth. Details: total bike and rider with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jack Tone

:eek: I would speak to my mechanic about that.

:eek: I would speak to my mechanic about that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,738
Posted By Jack Tone

Get well soon!

Get well soon!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,675
Posted By Jack Tone

I just bought a can of spray on wax lube. I'm...

I just bought a can of spray on wax lube. I'm going to clean my chain and try it. I'm looking forward to the additional two watts of power which is a significant percentage of my overall output.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,955
Posted By Jack Tone

[/i] It seems there are two different people...

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It seems there are two different people talking here.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,675
Posted By Jack Tone

Who did this test? For what it's worth. I had a...

Who did this test? For what it's worth. I had a Fisher mt. bike that I did many mt. bike races on, then retired it to a commuter. Did over 6.000 miles commuting with it. Original chain, and before I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By Jack Tone

Your probably a better rider, but when I was...

Your probably a better rider, but when I was riding and racing my mt. bike with flats and clips, (before spd), I felt much more secure.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

I drove RHD for the Post Office for 20 years. Got...

I drove RHD for the Post Office for 20 years. Got used to it pretty quickly. For the first month or two I hit a lot of curbs when I got into my own car.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

My Mom and Dad would let me sit next to them and...

My Mom and Dad would let me sit next to them and steer, like Bruce would sing about. At 16 and 1 week, I took Mom's Plymouth Fury with a 361 V8 and totalled it into a tree showing off.. At 18 I got a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By Jack Tone

I put something like these on my commuter bike...

I put something like these on my commuter bike with flat pedals. They don't break or bend. I used work shoes or tennis shoes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,783
Posted By Jack Tone

Waiting for the doctors to comment how bones work...

Waiting for the doctors to comment how bones work without muscles.
Edited for clarity: How can bones work without muscles?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

On their site, most Contis are on sale. GP 5000...

On their site, most Contis are on sale. GP 5000 is 2 for 98.
edit: checked sizes and all they had were 28s. edit again. 2 packs, only 28s, but if you buy singles for $53, they have 23 and 25.?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,363
Posted By Jack Tone

Did you see the ad from Excel Sports today. 2 GP...

Did you see the ad from Excel Sports today. 2 GP 4 seasons for $89?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By Jack Tone

[QUOTE=Jack Tone;22598327]I've had the original...

[QUOTE=Jack Tone;22598327]I've had the original Tickr for years. It's worked perfectly. Yesterday, after reading this thread, went for a ride and it was stuck on 2bpm.

Edit: Funny thing is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By Jack Tone

I've had the original Tickr for years. It's...

I've had the original Tickr for years. It's worked perfectly. Yesterday, after reading this thread, went for a ride and it was stuck on 2bpm.

Edit: Funny thing is that for a split second it would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,443
Posted By Jack Tone

If you're comfortable crashing with flat pedals,...

If you're comfortable crashing with flat pedals, then for sure, keep crashing on flat pedals.
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