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Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-24, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 300
Posted By BTinNYC

My body says remember; the broken wrist, that...

My body says remember; the broken wrist, that rotator cuff, the broken metatarsal, the weak legs, and also property taxes are due.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-24, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9,122
Views: 149,281
Posted By BTinNYC

Not really, but it's better than ever...and it's...

Not really, but it's better than ever...and it's home. The city is putting in bike lanes like crazy. It's all the stop signs and traffic lights that make for weird cycling, A hundred mini-stops and...
03-03-24, 09:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 916
Posted By BTinNYC

Holy Cycle, Batman!

Holy Cycle, Batman!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-24, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9,122
Views: 149,281
Posted By BTinNYC

So the weather report for today drastically...

So the weather report for today drastically improved, I'll see what's left in the tank. Hope to get in 2 hours on the local streets.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-24, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9,122
Views: 149,281
Posted By BTinNYC

Took a good pull today, should get another 3:20...

Took a good pull today, should get another 3:20 ride on Monday, and shooting for 3:40s next week. Hoping for a change in the weather, it'll be nice to do these outdoors....
03-02-24, 05:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 719
Posted By BTinNYC

Yowsa!

Yowsa!
02-29-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,393
Posted By BTinNYC

You must be asking me (because the internet is...

You must be asking me (because the internet is all about me). That's the 28th Ave walkway over the Cross Island Parkway in Bayside, Queens. A particularly unattractive part of my regular N Queens...
02-29-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 713
Posted By BTinNYC

11 speed with the cover off during a recent spa...

11 speed with the cover off during a recent spa treatment. It doesn't take much to cause interference in that clockwork. Flush that thang....
02-29-24, 11:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 713
Posted By BTinNYC

I think clean/lube of your shifters should be top...

I think clean/lube of your shifters should be top of the list. I use WD-40 to blast out the gunk, others use brake cleaner then a lube. Removing the plastic cover (or covers) on the bottom of the...
02-28-24, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,393
Posted By BTinNYC

Ah, the great outdoors ...

Ah, the great outdoors
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02-27-24, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7,483
Views: 882,590
Posted By BTinNYC

Not classic, not vintage. ...

Not classic, not vintage.
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02-27-24, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 487
Posted By BTinNYC

I would not bleed the brakes if they are firm.

I would not bleed the brakes if they are firm.
02-26-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27,064
Views: 3,082,443
Posted By BTinNYC

^ Ouch Out in the real today after a cold...

^ Ouch

Out in the real today after a cold week on the trainer....
02-26-24, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By BTinNYC

Great photos from the Spring Classics

This website is new to me and has superb racing photography from last week in Europe.
https://escapecollective.com/gallery-opening-weekend-2024-aka-the-visma-lease-a-bike-show/
02-25-24, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By BTinNYC

Panaracers are pretty good tires. Don't drill...

Panaracers are pretty good tires.
Don't drill your rim because of a tube purchase mistake. Just mark it up to experience.
Notice that 1989Pre recommended a smaller tube than the tire size, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9,122
Views: 149,281
Posted By BTinNYC

Writing the goal in public helped. I joined a...

Writing the goal in public helped.
I joined a slow pacer group in empty Makuri, turned off the screen data and just paddled along. Felt great....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9,122
Views: 149,281
Posted By BTinNYC

For the third time since taking up cycling, I've...

For the third time since taking up cycling, I've had the flu. I'm getting better at restarting riding/exercise, but still want to ride too hard out of the chute. I do fine on the shorter intervals,...
02-24-24, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By BTinNYC

Tarmac SL8 Dura Ace. Whew, that is pure TOTL...

Tarmac SL8 Dura Ace. Whew, that is pure TOTL bicycle there.
02-24-24, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By BTinNYC

Hello Matt, It sounds like the derailleurs need...

Hello Matt,
It sounds like the derailleurs need adjusting, and I'm assuming the bike didn't come from a local bike shop. Links to video help below, but you have to get the bike off the ground to do...
02-23-24, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By BTinNYC

Framebuilders Supply? Don wanna be welding...

Framebuilders Supply?

Don wanna be welding on that galvanized too much or a-tall.
02-23-24, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 177
Posted By BTinNYC

What ^ he said.

What ^ he said.
02-23-24, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By BTinNYC

Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack for your tires and a...

Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack for your tires and a squishy ball for your hands.

There are some really horrific rim-tire combinations out there. No reason to foul up your hands.
02-22-24, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By BTinNYC

I'll be an early adopter of their 6500 hoods. I'm...

I'll be an early adopter of their 6500 hoods. I'm guessing a price around $50.
02-22-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,502
Posted By BTinNYC

Spring can't arrive soon enough.

Spring can't arrive soon enough.
02-22-24, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 305
Posted By BTinNYC

Since you use Element, your ride data is in their...

Since you use Element, your ride data is in their cloud too. Only the configurations are lost in the reset.
02-22-24, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By BTinNYC

I prioritize riding, so on double days workouts...

I prioritize riding, so on double days workouts come second. If my legs hurt from the ride, I don't do the jump squats or Bulgarians, as that will affect my next day's ride.
02-21-24, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,393
Posted By BTinNYC

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Notice the larch tree, an evergreen that loses it's needles in winter.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9,122
Views: 149,281
Posted By BTinNYC

After another bout with the flu, got on the...

After another bout with the flu, got on the saddle first time in 10 days. Felt pretty good, and no surprise HR was high and butt was soft.
02-20-24, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,693
Posted By BTinNYC

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-19-24, 12:00 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 61,112
Posted By BTinNYC

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-17-24, 06:58 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 136,231
Posted By BTinNYC

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Pioneer, Yamaha, Kenwood & Focal speakers. Mid-fi, but the room is...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-17-24, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By BTinNYC

Mine broke while riding but it was a used...

Mine broke while riding but it was a used frame...

How much paint would get scorched in a full replacement? Two-ish (sorry George Santos) inches on the stays?
Forum: Framebuilders
02-17-24, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By BTinNYC

Not a builder, I'm more of a framebreaker and I...

Not a builder, I'm more of a framebreaker and I recognize that kind of break on that type of Shimano dropout. And drive side, of course.

When I had the same issue the fixer scarlson asked if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-24, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21,263
Views: 5,135,455
Posted By BTinNYC

New BB for the Canyon. Didn't splurge on ceramic...

New BB for the Canyon. Didn't splurge on ceramic bearings though, went with steel. The cost delta was pair of GP5000s, so, yeah....
Forum: Introductions
02-16-24, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By BTinNYC

Welcome neighbor.

Welcome neighbor.
02-15-24, 04:07 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By BTinNYC

Wow! That is very surprising! Based on my...

Wow! That is very surprising!
Based on my feeeeelings and the feel of different wheelsets, I thought the difference in rotating weight made a huge overall difference. I believe the physics that...
02-14-24, 05:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,890
Posted By BTinNYC

Last week I cleaned the garage and completely...

Last week I cleaned the garage and completely sorted/organized my bike parts. About 20 lbs of real junk went to the recycling bin. Yay!

And misplaced the 25.8 mm crown race and the new Tektro...
02-13-24, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By BTinNYC

Not enough info about you or the specific bike to...

Not enough info about you or the specific bike to make a call. They're all quite decent bikes.

There's a big difference in the Nishiki Internationals over the years, it went from touring to sport...
02-10-24, 07:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,098
Posted By BTinNYC

I use BBs from ROI regularly to put modern...

I use BBs from ROI regularly to put modern cranksets on old Swiss or French threaded bikes. It's an upgrade, and I say rock on!

The "get my money back" part, I don't do regularly.

Peugeot UO-8,...
02-10-24, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,647
Posted By BTinNYC

Reading through the comments, there's a lot more...

Reading through the comments, there's a lot more attitude than experience with enterprise software or tech start-ups.
02-09-24, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27,064
Views: 3,082,443
Posted By BTinNYC

Like a civilized human being...for a change. 😜 ...

Like a civilized human being...for a change. 😜
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02-08-24, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27,064
Views: 3,082,443
Posted By BTinNYC

Beautiful day, nearly 50 degrees. ...

Beautiful day, nearly 50 degrees.
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02-08-24, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By BTinNYC

A used copy of Glenn's Bike Repair, a vintage...

A used copy of Glenn's Bike Repair, a vintage book for your bikes' era.
02-08-24, 07:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,109
Posted By BTinNYC

Make sure the frame is your size, fits the tires...

Make sure the frame is your size, fits the tires you want, and has your preferred geometry (some of the classics got very racy in the mid 70s aka PX-10). Then do whatever makes you happy with...
02-06-24, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By BTinNYC

I strongly agree, and explained this to the...

I strongly agree, and explained this to the calipers in a calm, non-critical, supportive manner. Several times. I showed them how well their neighbor bike adjusted to the bleed. Eventually I had...
02-04-24, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By BTinNYC

<wd40 soapbox> The pawl is goldish and centered...

<wd40 soapbox>
The pawl is goldish and centered in the photo. The black ratchet is engaged on the right side of the pawl. A chunk of gunk in the ratchet could cause a miss, or a skip, in the...
02-04-24, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By BTinNYC

Have you flushed the front shifter with WD-40? I...

Have you flushed the front shifter with WD-40? I just got over a similar 11 speed mech FD issue. I removed the shifter cover plate to get at the innerds and the ratchet is TINY. Any bit of gunk...
02-03-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By BTinNYC

grumpus and Iride01, I think you're on the...

grumpus and Iride01, I think you're on the right track. For this last effort both the caliper and lever were removed to ensure I wasn't getting air trapped plus do all the lever tilting to...
02-03-24, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By BTinNYC

Clearly, I'd rather post my hopes for a silver...

Clearly, I'd rather post my hopes for a silver bullet than do the bleed again! 3rd time might be the charm, so to the bike stand with my lazy butt... 😜
02-03-24, 05:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By BTinNYC

A little Zwift repair in the recent update

Their latest update fixed an integration issue so finally I can again can see my custom made workouts in the Home Screen. I made this 1 Minute Power inter in TrainingPeaks, set it as today's workout,...
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