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09-29-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
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: 16
Views: 256
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: 16
Views: 256
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: 68
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: 26
Views: 432
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: 52
Views: 565
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: 208
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: 52
Views: 565
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: 200
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: 777
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: 161
Posted By BTinNYC

I'd jump on it.

I'd jump on it.
09-26-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,192
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: 2,850,732
Posted By BTinNYC

Giro Del Seminterrato ...

Giro Del Seminterrato
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09-25-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
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: 35
Views: 934
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: 568
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: 35
Views: 934
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: 1,653
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: 761
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: 252
Posted By BTinNYC

Congrats!

Congrats!
09-20-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 851
Posted By BTinNYC

+1

+1
09-19-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,150
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: 1,481
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: 830
Posted By BTinNYC

"Round littul skinny bottums"

"Round littul skinny bottums"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 465,854
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: 28
Views: 791
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: 28
Views: 791
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: 2,850,732
Posted By BTinNYC

That is a monster ride!

That is a monster ride!
09-15-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
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: 1,192
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: 590
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: 180
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: 704
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: 1,329
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: 6,057
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: 28
Views: 791
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: 2,850,732
Posted By BTinNYC

Work! Golf!? ...

Work! Golf!?
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😉
Forum: Commuting
09-10-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
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: 28
Views: 791
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: 472
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: 326
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: 1,472
Posted By BTinNYC

The Madone in light blue.

The Madone in light blue.
09-09-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 528
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: 1,982
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.
09-09-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By BTinNYC

I also bought that Giro and really like it. But...

I also bought that Giro and really like it. But totally agree with Milton Keynes, because it was a $20 helmet that saved my noggin - cracked it a bit in the crash and replaced it with the Giro. The...
09-08-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,732
Posted By BTinNYC

South County and North County Trailways ...

South County and North County Trailways
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09-08-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 372
Posted By BTinNYC

Get a couple decent quality spares anyway....

Get a couple decent quality spares anyway. Continental is a good brand. I like to get my tubes sized a bit smaller than the tire if possible, say a 23-25mm tube for a 28 mm tire. It's easier to slip...
09-08-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 372
Posted By BTinNYC

Aha. It's a much bigger fight than one would...

Aha. It's a much bigger fight than one would think. Pushing the tire bead to the middle of the rim, mentioned above, is key.

My first tire change (in this era) was early pandemic and it kicked...
09-08-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,732
Posted By BTinNYC

Hour in the surreal while it was raining and a...

Hour in the surreal while it was raining and a quick trip in the real for groceries. ...
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