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Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 680
Posted By bruce19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSBjSwDBdLo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSBjSwDBdLo
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 813
Posted By bruce19

My GF just got DI2. It's nice but if it were me...

My GF just got DI2. It's nice but if it were me it would be Record without question. In general it's really one of those "what speaks to you" decisions.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By bruce19

Chris Horner suggested using Noxema. He said he...

Chris Horner suggested using Noxema. He said he used it during his pro career. I had been using Assos but gave it a try and it worked well. Saving a lot of money too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 905
Posted By bruce19

Apparently, the cycling Gods are upset.

Apparently, the cycling Gods are upset.
06-13-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By bruce19

My local Cannondale dealer has very few bikes on...

My local Cannondale dealer has very few bikes on the floor. They tell me they don't expect more anytime soon.
06-13-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 725
Posted By bruce19

Correct and the one with the camera is the one...

Correct and the one with the camera is the one that came up when I did a search.
06-13-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 725
Posted By bruce19

Apparently, I was looking at a different model....

Apparently, I was looking at a different model. My bad. Thanks.
06-12-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 725
Posted By bruce19

That's good news. I was seeing them for at least...

That's good news. I was seeing them for at least twice that price.
06-12-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 725
Posted By bruce19

I'd try one if they weren't so expensive. Given...

I'd try one if they weren't so expensive. Given that I've been riding for over 40 yrs and never had a close call it's hard to justify the price.
06-12-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,193
Posted By bruce19

My experience and what I've seen in other...

My experience and what I've seen in other recreational riders comes to this: by the time you know you are crashing, you're on the ground. I know there are a few exceptions but generally this is the...
06-06-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,180
Posted By bruce19

I'm not normal so take that into consideration. I...

I'm not normal so take that into consideration. I upload my data to STRAVA. Then I do dumb things like eat pizza and drink whiskey. Then I clean bikes or just screw around with "stuff." I don't...
06-01-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 903
Posted By bruce19

I'm stunned. What you did is amazing....

I'm stunned. What you did is amazing. Congratulations. And, I sit here *****ing 'cause I can't lose 10 lbs. Damn.
05-31-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,104
Posted By bruce19

Let's be clear, I don't care what you believe or...

Let's be clear, I don't care what you believe or buy. I tried to provide information that would be helpful. Obviously, you do what you want with it. My Park stand is now 30+ yrs old. Based on it's...
05-31-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,104
Posted By bruce19

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a20979229/bes...

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a20979229/best-bike-repair-stands-mechanic/
05-31-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,104
Posted By bruce19

Not really. ...

Not really.

https://www.parktool.com/product/home-mechanic-repair-stand-pcs-9-3?category=Portable
05-31-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,104
Posted By bruce19

This is Park's current home stand. Priced at...

This is Park's current home stand. Priced at $220.

https://www.parktool.com/product/home-mechanic-repair-stand-pcs-9-3?category=Portable
05-31-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 963
Posted By bruce19

Basso bikes are also pretty sweet and actually...

Basso bikes are also pretty sweet and actually made in Italy. I was looking at them until I stumbled upon a GURU Photon at the Pro's Closet. Used not new. If it wasn't for that I'm sure I'd have a...
05-31-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 963
Posted By bruce19

Take a look at the German brand Rose. They, like...

Take a look at the German brand Rose. They, like Canyon, sell direct to customer. A friend bought an AL Rose and likes it a lot. They also seem to be pretty light and at a good price.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,092
Posted By bruce19

I was thinking that he wanted carbon for the low...

I was thinking that he wanted carbon for the low weight. My assumption for sure. And, when you consider AL tubeless vs CF clincher (again an assumption) I think the difference in weight may not be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By bruce19

I just attempted to reset my 130 and noted that...

I just attempted to reset my 130 and noted that the base elevation had shifted from 431 ft to well over 600 ft. The 431 ft is where my house is on a topo map. I had reset it to 431 about a week ago....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By bruce19

Need GPS unit advice

I've been using Garmin units for 6-10 yrs. The first was an Edge 200 and a couple years ago an Edge 130 Plus. I typically use the Edge 130 and keep the Edge 200 as a backup. I like the simplicity and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,092
Posted By bruce19

I bought a set of Mavic Ksyrium Elite USTs for...

I bought a set of Mavic Ksyrium Elite USTs for approx. $500. They came with tires mounted. New from Competitive Cyclist. First time with tubeless. Best thing I've ever done to a bike.
05-27-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,394
Posted By bruce19

Just some personal opinions based on my...

Just some personal opinions based on my experience and what I've heard others (think GCN) say. If you get the basic CF frame you will not get anything better than say a CAAD type frame. And, since AL...
05-27-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,394
Posted By bruce19

To your point.....I have been riding for about 40...

To your point.....I have been riding for about 40 yrs. And, until about 3 months ago, my main rides were a CAAD 12 and a GURU Sidero (steel). Each weighs about 17 1/2 lbs and both are wonderful...
05-27-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,568
Posted By bruce19

The best tip I ever got was from the Greg LeMond...

The best tip I ever got was from the Greg LeMond book. Something like...."If you can't afford a coach, buy rollers."
05-27-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,568
Posted By bruce19

This is also a motorcycle saying. It has served...

This is also a motorcycle saying. It has served me well.
05-24-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By bruce19

Congrats. Have a great time with them.

Congrats. Have a great time with them.
05-23-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,773
Posted By bruce19

It sounds to me like your depression was brought...

It sounds to me like your depression was brought on by an event and is not about body chemistry. So, with that assumption, it seems that you are framing whatever happened in a way that creates a...
05-23-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,104
Posted By bruce19

I can't answer your questions as posed. But, I...

I can't answer your questions as posed. But, I can say that I still have a Park stand I bought in the late '80's and it's as good as the day I got it. I'm a Park fan for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,151
Posted By bruce19

https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_ratios

https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_ratios
05-16-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By bruce19

I can't offer advice on a specific GPS but I will...

I can't offer advice on a specific GPS but I will say that I've had occasion to contact Garmin for customer help and they have been fantastic. You can actually get a phone number that will get you to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,727
Posted By bruce19

You didn't provide info on your background so I'm...

You didn't provide info on your background so I'm wondering what kind of cycling experience you have. And, where you are in your fitness. I do not have the cyclist body and am usually 10-15 lbs above...
05-12-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By bruce19

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age...

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words...
05-12-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,447
Posted By bruce19

When I'm driving or riding a motorcycle or...

When I'm driving or riding a motorcycle or cycling I focus on my place in time and space. I know who is in front to the side and in back. To me it's all an interplay of objects in space/time and...
05-12-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,626
Posted By bruce19

I was drinking 100% organic beet juice for BP. It...

I was drinking 100% organic beet juice for BP. It helped. These days I'm taking a time release med (Diltiazem) that works more consistently. I drink the beet juice before rides though.
05-08-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By bruce19

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190704_080824_776f95474adc3275a9e3ceb86d82475bc5ff9665.jpg
Not my favorite jersey but the only pic I have.
05-08-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,447
Posted By bruce19

Truth. MSF Instructor and Ducatista here.

Truth. MSF Instructor and Ducatista here.
05-08-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,447
Posted By bruce19

"Oofa"....haven't heard that in a long time. My...

"Oofa"....haven't heard that in a long time. My grandparents Teresina and Carmine said it a lot. As did my mom, Domenica.
05-08-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,447
Posted By bruce19

I can't comment on theory or statistical...

I can't comment on theory or statistical probability. But, my experience in 40 years of cycling is what I said. To add a bit more context, I lived for 25 yrs in a semi-rural area that has a...
05-07-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,447
Posted By bruce19

I always find it interesting to read responses...

I always find it interesting to read responses and then go back to the OP. Often there are responses with lots of assumptions rather than responses to what the OP actually wrote.
05-07-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,447
Posted By bruce19

I can only comment on where I ride and, to some...

I can only comment on where I ride and, to some extent, cyclists in my club. Based on that, in my world, for every idiot car driver there is an idiot cyclist. And, both are uncommon. It's not that...
05-06-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,447
Posted By bruce19

Obviously a work of fiction.

Obviously a work of fiction.
05-06-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,447
Posted By bruce19

From the Italian for something like "fa en culo."...

From the Italian for something like "fa en culo." I heard it from time to time growing up in my Italian grandparents home.
05-06-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,447
Posted By bruce19

FWIW, the question I asked is really intended to...

FWIW, the question I asked is really intended to be a question. In my case I would feel frustrated. I would also think that the 10 mph cyclist was being, I'll call it "inappropriate." How I would...
05-06-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,447
Posted By bruce19

I have a question for those who think the OP was...

I have a question for those who think the OP was just being impatient. If you were riding your bike at 20 mph and came upon a cyclist who was riding at 10 mph and in such a way as to make it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,738
Posted By bruce19

I think this depends on your definition of "ride...

I think this depends on your definition of "ride quality." If it means comfort, a lot of that is in the tires. If it's about ability to spin up quickly then weight comes into the picture. You get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By bruce19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPAhy8JXaxw&t=169s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPAhy8JXaxw&t=169s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n6DpINoyRs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF3wVW_m1zg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,738
Posted By bruce19

Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST w/ Yksion tires. They...

Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST w/ Yksion tires. They come as a package and the wheelset cost me under $500.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By bruce19

I have no experience with either bike but I do...

I have no experience with either bike but I do have a CAAD 12. It came with 105 and I upgraded with Mavic USTs. Ready to ride it weighs under 18 lbs. I think it's comfortable, nimble and just a joy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,419
Posted By bruce19

Nicely done. Congrats.

Nicely done. Congrats.
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