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10-04-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,295
Posted By pepperbelly

I finally had a chance to ride. The new tires are...

I finally had a chance to ride. The new tires are good so far but being narrower than the old tires the ride is a little harsher on some rough asphalt. One stretch of road is almost like chip seal....
09-16-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,295
Posted By pepperbelly

I am too old and thick skinned for my mental...

I am too old and thick skinned for my mental health to be in danger.
I try to get as many different opinions and points of view as I reasonably can then make up my mind.
I was at first thinking...
09-16-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,295
Posted By pepperbelly

I talked to my local wheel builder this morning....

I talked to my local wheel builder this morning. He said he wouldnít be comfortable rebuilding this wheel. He really doesnít like there being 20 spokes on one side and 10 on the other.
I am just...
09-15-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,295
Posted By pepperbelly

the guy here is definitely competent. He said it...

the guy here is definitely competent. He said it would have a Shimano hub but I forgot to ask which. He said the rim is basically made for tandem bikes so it should wirk well.
09-14-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,295
Posted By pepperbelly

My wife offered her bike for me to use until I...

My wife offered her bike for me to use until I get mine sorted out.
Itís an about 10 year old Cannondale Synapse carbon frame bike. I went out to count her spokes and that one only has 20 spokes per...
07-24-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By pepperbelly

In the 100* heat we have been having here in...

In the 100* heat we have been having here in north Texas cycling is tough on me.
One of my meds is making me more sensitive to the sun and heat.
Would a long sleeve quick dry type shirt, like a...
02-03-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,869
Posted By pepperbelly

i appreciate all the input I can get-especially...

i appreciate all the input I can get-especially when it agrees with what I was thinking. 😎
01-26-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,869
Posted By pepperbelly

Things may be getting better. I have torn...

Things may be getting better. I have torn meniscus in my right knee. I was having a hard time walking-the pain was really bad. A couple of weeks ago the pain just stopped and the swelling went down....
12-14-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,869
Posted By pepperbelly

I am not sure what exactly happened today, but...

I am not sure what exactly happened today, but when I walked into the house my knee stopped hurting. Itís still a little sore but I expect that, but the sharp big pain is gone.
I think maybe a...
12-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,869
Posted By pepperbelly

Iím the same way. At about 1 mile I think I may...

Iím the same way. At about 1 mile I think I may cut it short but I warm up quickly after that and keep going.
I only spent 20 years in public works, but I didnít start until I was over 40. After I...
11-16-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By pepperbelly

That and damage to the frame, but I guess since...

That and damage to the frame, but I guess since itís the front derailleur it doesnít move much.
I will keep looking to be sure. It really seems like there should be something there.
10-27-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 961
Posted By pepperbelly

I was psyched out fir nothing. My wife came...

I was psyched out fir nothing.
My wife came up with a tube that almost worked but didnít.
I figured what the heck and cut yhe cable and pulled it through. I stabbed the new cable through on the...
10-21-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,869
Posted By pepperbelly

Today I rode 9 miles. If my computer worked I...

Today I rode 9 miles. If my computer worked I would have noticed and stretched it another mile.
I felt good and could have ridden further. I am just doing loops around town for now.

I am still...
10-11-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,869
Posted By pepperbelly

It is tough getting back in shape

Iím 63 and retired last summer. Quit smoking 3 years ago and started adding belly.
I have a route through my small town that I have been doing laps on. Itís about 1.7 miles per lap and I had been...
09-26-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,386
Posted By pepperbelly

no problem. You should watch some of us old scuba...

no problem. You should watch some of us old scuba divers get upset when someone calls them oxygen tanks.
09-14-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By pepperbelly

My Specialized Roubaix

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09-13-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,159
Posted By pepperbelly

My pedals arrived today. They have sealed...

My pedals arrived today. They have sealed bearings, are aluminum and have studs so my shoes wonít slip. I did a quick half mile and they feel good.

Ok-back to the speakers. 😎
09-12-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,159
Posted By pepperbelly

Ok. I think I have it now. Ankle or knee...

Ok. I think I have it now.
Ankle or knee length socks that do or donít match.
Flat pedal.
Clothing optional???
09-11-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,159
Posted By pepperbelly

thanks, but now Iím worried about my socks.

thanks, but now Iím worried about my socks.
09-11-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,159
Posted By pepperbelly

I have so much to learn! 😄

I have so much to learn! 😄
09-10-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,438
Posted By pepperbelly

eagles, Fleetwood Mac, John Denver, Olivia...

eagles, Fleetwood Mac, John Denver, Olivia Newton-John
09-08-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,042
Posted By pepperbelly

I bought it today. It looks much better in person...

I bought it today. It looks much better in person than the pics. The bar tape however looks as bad in person as in the pics. Thatís a minor issue.
He threw in a new chain. We also negotiated a...
09-03-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,042
Posted By pepperbelly

I passed on it. Too many issues

I passed on it. Too many issues
09-02-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By pepperbelly

I have already passed on this bike. The frame...

I have already passed on this bike. The frame size is too small.

Now I have to go research socks.
08-29-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,297
Posted By pepperbelly

Thanks. I am just having to learn new stuff...

Thanks.
I am just having to learn new stuff like stack and reach etc. used to all we did was make sure we didnít get racked by the top bar.
08-29-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,042
Posted By pepperbelly

Specialized Roubaix Carbon

I may be looking at a used 2014-2015 Specialized Roubaix Carbon.
From reading this weekend I think I would be more comfortable on an endurance style bike. Sitting more upright instead of leaning...
08-29-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,717
Posted By pepperbelly

Iím not sentimental about it.

Iím not sentimental about it.
11-24-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,329
Posted By pepperbelly

Like I mentioned I have a road bike and a comfort...

Like I mentioned I have a road bike and a comfort bike. The road bike rolls more easily than the comfort bike, probably because of the tires.
I am thinking I should rude the comfort bike more than...
11-20-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,329
Posted By pepperbelly

i usually start with fruit-like a small bowl of...

i usually start with fruit-like a small bowl of cantaloupe or an apple and a banana.
Sometimes we eat breakfast for lunch. I found a roll of Jenny-O turkey sausage that tastes a lot like pork...
10-21-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By pepperbelly

sorry for the confusion. I will use it on the...

sorry for the confusion. I will use it on the hard packed trails, not hard-difficult trails.
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