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05-26-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 382
Posted By Rdmonster69

You're certainly entitled to your opinion,...

You're certainly entitled to your opinion, whether or not it is worth it is up to the person buying. Ti has many attributes in many applications that make it superior to steel, aluminum or carbon...
05-25-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 382
Posted By Rdmonster69

With a nod towards ride quality. Ti makes a...

With a nod towards ride quality. Ti makes a difference there IMHO.
05-24-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 382
Posted By Rdmonster69

I can't imagine what it would take to bend the DR...

I can't imagine what it would take to bend the DR hanger on my Litespeed. That thing is pretty darn thick to start with and Ti is tough stuff.
05-16-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By Rdmonster69

Interesting as my seat mount that clips into the...

Interesting as my seat mount that clips into the Trek seat post ....mast ...whatever they call it ...is tight and rock sold. The front mount is getting a little wobbly. I only went that route because...
05-16-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Rdmonster69

Use a chain that is designed for the number of...

Use a chain that is designed for the number of speeds in your cassette. My DA 11 speed chain is VERY narrow w/no bulged side plates. I can see you having difficulties getting it dialed in just...
05-16-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By Rdmonster69

I ordered my Top Fuel 9.8 XT in February. Was...

I ordered my Top Fuel 9.8 XT in February. Was able to lock in the price by paying for a large amount of it up front. Ship date has been holding steady at July 11th. I could have had a few similar...
05-13-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Rdmonster69

What is weird is the GP5K's I have on there do...

What is weird is the GP5K's I have on there do not have the wet spots at all....and sometimes there were 20 or more of those small maybe 5 -10 mm wet spots completely around the tire. I doubt if it's...
05-13-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Rdmonster69

Weird Tire Issue

Hello fellow bikers !!

I had a weird issue last fall with my rear tire developing a bubble where the tread apparently separated from the casing of the tire. The tire in question was (and is) a...
05-11-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 773
Posted By Rdmonster69

I see what you did there : )

I see what you did there : )
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thanks for pointing that out. Hate to be the...

Thanks for pointing that out. Hate to be the giver of bad info. I think the front ends are the same which is why I posted that but you are correct. Different carbon and adjustable rear isospeed....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have an SLR 6 that I bought last summer and...

I have an SLR 6 that I bought last summer and have about 650 Miles on it. Should be the same frame. Has been totally silent with none of the issues you have mentioned.
05-04-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,697
Posted By Rdmonster69

I'm envious of pain free cyclists. Honestly I...

I'm envious of pain free cyclists. Honestly I think I would be in that category if it wasn't for a laundry list of sprains , breaks and overuse of my body. The car accident essentially eliminated...
05-03-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 434
Posted By Rdmonster69

I squeeze the brakes easy when I wont to come to...

I squeeze the brakes easy when I wont to come to stop slowly, I squeeze them a bit harder when I want to slow down fast. I adjust them when needed. That about all the thought I put into the brakes. I...
05-02-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,697
Posted By Rdmonster69

A serious neck fracture with a skull to c-3...

A serious neck fracture with a skull to c-3 fusion ..... I have pain just walking around. Cycling doesn't help ....but helps me mentally.

I also shattered my left tibia. Between my neck and leg...
04-29-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 947
Posted By Rdmonster69

Titanium is extremely difficult to grind, file or...

Titanium is extremely difficult to grind, file or sand. I will be interested to see if you have any success with a file.
04-29-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,770
Posted By Rdmonster69

I drive by there every day. Once stopped to get a...

I drive by there every day. Once stopped to get a dozen for work and forgot they only did cash. Went to a bank machine because those are the best donuts anywhere. Pharoa's donuts in St Louis were...
04-29-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rdmonster69

Meh .... live and learn. I wouldn't say dumbass...

Meh .... live and learn. I wouldn't say dumbass but a lesson learned.
04-29-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,050
Posted By Rdmonster69

Is she hot ... that is the real question here.

Is she hot ... that is the real question here.
04-25-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By Rdmonster69

I use 3 in 1 a fair amount on both my road bikes....

I use 3 in 1 a fair amount on both my road bikes. It tends to get a little nasty after a few rides but cleans off really easy. I found my Finish Line chain wax and will use that after I clean my...
04-25-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have a stiff neck all 4 seasons.

I have a stiff neck all 4 seasons.
04-22-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rdmonster69

I carry the Park IB3. It has flat/Phillips. A...

I carry the Park IB3. It has flat/Phillips. A chain breaker, all the allen wrench sizes you would need and a tire lever/spoke wrench. Its a bit overkill but plenty compact. I am interested in the...
04-19-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,324
Posted By Rdmonster69

You win the internets for today ...... best post...

You win the internets for today ...... best post by far.
04-19-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,577
Posted By Rdmonster69

I will stick with my bike, I like riding my bike,...

I will stick with my bike, I like riding my bike, That looks like a good way to fall while walking. I can do that without increasing the altitude.
04-19-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,572
Posted By Rdmonster69

I'm a young pup at 52 but share the sentiment. I...

I'm a young pup at 52 but share the sentiment. I carry a 185 average in my bowling league. Gonna bowl this summer for the first time. Keep racking up the miles .... I will too. Keeps my mind right.
04-18-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,158
Posted By Rdmonster69

A bit of gel super glue works great. I even have...

A bit of gel super glue works great. I even have had semi frayed ends that I was able to get back in shape by gluing and twisting with some rubber gloves on. All this because I didn't have the end...
04-15-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 671
Posted By Rdmonster69

I use a Camelback Lobo which is quite small....

I use a Camelback Lobo which is quite small. Unless I am on a MTB I take out the water bladder and carry a pump and tube in that space. It does have a pump pocket on the side for when I have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,374
Posted By Rdmonster69

I'm curious as to whether these will be the same...

I'm curious as to whether these will be the same bikes available to the public or if they are custom rigs for the pro's. I like the idea of adjustable Isospeed as well as the front Isospeed. My...
04-14-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,273
Posted By Rdmonster69

Tried to true my old AF Bontrager wheels with...

Tried to true my old AF Bontrager wheels with paired spokes. Made them worse and rather than trying to fix it I just had em done at a shop. Oddly enough the same style on my road bike I got done...
04-14-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,386
Posted By Rdmonster69

Today its 55 with 20 mph wind gusts. Gonna see...

Today its 55 with 20 mph wind gusts. Gonna see how cold it feels and maybe go ride .... maybe wave off. I rode several times in March down to about 40 degrees. I have decent gear and can handle it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,428
Posted By Rdmonster69

My Domane came set up tubeless from the Trek...

My Domane came set up tubeless from the Trek store. 0 flats . My other bikes I would get 2-3 flats a year on the MUP and the tow path. Not world ending but still a flat to fix every few months. If...
04-11-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,663
Posted By Rdmonster69

How about a bike lock that explodes when a...

How about a bike lock that explodes when a cutting tool is used on it ??? : )
04-07-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have my bike locked up in my car for an after...

I have my bike locked up in my car for an after work ride. It was maybe hitting 50 and just cloudy today. Its currently 45 with a stiff breeze and sprinkling...... no way. Maybe I will have better...
04-07-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,585
Posted By Rdmonster69

I had a little three legged dog chase me once....

I had a little three legged dog chase me once. Didn't seem particularly intent on biting he just wanted to give chase. Little guy outran his pal that also chased .....fast little fella for sure. Also...
04-07-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Rdmonster69

I rode nearly 250 miles in the first 3 weeks of...

I rode nearly 250 miles in the first 3 weeks of March. Since then ..... nothing .... got cold again with lots of rain. Was gonna ride today after work .... 45 degrees with a stiff breeze and rain on...
03-30-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rdmonster69

Not biking related but I am fused from C-O to...

Not biking related but I am fused from C-O to C-3. As for biking I was messing around on my old MTB with a buddy and zipped up a curb. Caught the front tire in a gap between the sidewalk and a front...
03-29-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,974
Posted By Rdmonster69

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/9434ddb9_6d15_4a23_8f6a_dcb0e44f4e5c_ca3b76c6f2b5c637d6d9d8d89e38275e6678acc2.jpeg...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,083
Posted By Rdmonster69

Seeing how many car and M/C race parts are made...

Seeing how many car and M/C race parts are made of carbon fiber I am not too worried about my bike frame.
03-28-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By Rdmonster69

So true , I do stupid stuff with my money all the...

So true , I do stupid stuff with my money all the time. I drink beer and eat in restaurants at exorbitant prices because I want to. I buy bike shoes that are expensive because I want to. I "waste"...
03-28-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 876
Posted By Rdmonster69

a stiff plastic bristle brush and some elbow...

a stiff plastic bristle brush and some elbow grease ?
03-28-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By Rdmonster69

Lol , That's the hassock and its been...

Lol , That's the hassock and its been reupholstered many times. Our animals destroy it on the regular and my wife keeps recovering it.
03-26-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By Rdmonster69

Age is creeping up on us all

Age is creeping up on us all
03-26-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,007
Posted By Rdmonster69

I put a Selle Italia Boost Superflow Endurance on...

I put a Selle Italia Boost Superflow Endurance on a recent build and its awesome. Large cutout and more padding than the regular boost saddles they sell. It's a shorter nose saddle but for you that...
03-25-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By Rdmonster69

Very nice gift !! and great stories

Very nice gift !! and great stories
03-25-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,173
Posted By Rdmonster69

I am pretty solo for the most part. I never got...

I am pretty solo for the most part. I never got on well with most clubs be they motorcycle, bikes , R/C planes etc. I have my own schedule for most things. I have a set group of friends I ride with...
03-25-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,528
Posted By Rdmonster69

This old rider has 60 mm of spacers ... stem...

This old rider has 60 mm of spacers ... stem don't rise that much tho !!
03-24-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,702
Posted By Rdmonster69

Cool find and cool thread.

Cool find and cool thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Rdmonster69

Monday was 74 and sunny with a light breeze....

Monday was 74 and sunny with a light breeze. Today it is 46 cloudy with a chance of rain. If its a tad better tomorrow I may gear up and try for a good ride.
03-24-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have plenty of toe room but also a fairly...

I have plenty of toe room but also a fairly narrow foot. I wore them the other day with really thin socks and they did not seem as comfortable so I will have to remember that. Otherwise I feel they...
03-23-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,253
Posted By Rdmonster69

To the OP. Search like crazy for something in...

To the OP. Search like crazy for something in your side. If your not sure head to a LBS to sit on a few and try them out. Otherwise you are looking for a 19 or larger in a mountain bike frame....
03-23-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,253
Posted By Rdmonster69

Dude, you're assuming that this guy spends an...

Dude, you're assuming that this guy spends an inordinate amount of money on coffee and food and telling him to sell his car to buy a bike when he is talking about casual cycling. You have not been...
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