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05-02-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 40,206
Posted By SpectrumTi

2003 LeMond Zurich

Iím riding a 2003 LeMond Zurich as a temporary replacement for my under repair Ti bike. I hadnít ridden steel in 20 years. It felt great. Snappy and comfortable. The slightly longer wheelbase you...
11-26-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,022
Posted By SpectrumTi

Paint works wellÖ

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11-25-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,296
Posted By SpectrumTi

Iím not certain exactly what YOU mean by rollers,...

Iím not certain exactly what YOU mean by rollers, but what is conventionally meant is a series of round drums that you can ride your bike on indoors. I wouldnít recommend that. You already need...
09-22-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,026
Posted By SpectrumTi

Speedplay x-series cleats. I was always afraid...

Speedplay x-series cleats. I was always afraid they would become permanently unavailable. Also, Campy 10 speed record ultra chains.
09-20-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,131
Posted By SpectrumTi

Something (Anything) made by Richard Sachs.

Something (Anything) made by Richard Sachs.
08-29-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By SpectrumTi

Go Used

You can buy a ďrealĒ bike with real components for the cost of the Eurobike once you consider the time/effort/cost of swapping out components. In the $400-$450 range you could buy a nice mid-2000ís...
08-18-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By SpectrumTi

Yes, City-to-Shore. Not sure how many this...

Yes, City-to-Shore. Not sure how many this year, but I would expect a good turnout after last year being cancelled.
08-18-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By SpectrumTi

Primarily time constraints. I find it easy to...

Primarily time constraints. I find it easy to squeeze in a twenty five mile effort, but much harder to find the time to double that. With Covid, Iíve found myself doing almost all the miles solo,...
08-17-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By SpectrumTi

Preparing For Charity Ride

In about 5 weeks I will be participating in a two day 160 mile charity ride on generally flat terrain. I have been riding around 125 miles or so per week throughout 2021, but have not been able to...
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By SpectrumTi

The Selle SMP works well for me. My LBS did a...

The Selle SMP works well for me. My LBS did a blind test with about a dozen saddles on a stationery setup and the SMP was the winner. It took some getting used to, though, because I find the beak...
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By SpectrumTi

Update

Thought I would give an update after taking the Zurich out for 4 laps of Central Park. Pretty sweet. I hadnít ridden a steel frame in 20 years and after spending the last 2 weeks on a low end...
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By SpectrumTi

Thank you!

Thank you for all the helpful responses. I took down a 2003 Zurich that was in nice shape for $550. It will get me over several humps in the next six months. First, a family vacation in August in...
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By SpectrumTi

2003 LeMond Zurich. Ultegra.

So my vintage custom Ti road bike has a cracked top tube. It might take as long as 6 months to be repaired. I canít go 6 months without riding and have seen several early 2000 LeMond Zurichís for...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By SpectrumTi

Ti Frame Repair

My beloved 20 year old titanium frame appears to have a crack in the top tube and, unfortunately, the builder recently retired. Who, between NYC and Philly, would you recommend to replace the top...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By SpectrumTi

I rode the SCT two days ago after crossing the...

I rode the SCT two days ago after crossing the Tappan Zee from Nyack. There was construction at the trailhead on 119, but it was only about 1/4 mile and you could follow a parallel surface street...
04-19-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,151
Posted By SpectrumTi

I had a titanium bike made for me 20 years ago. ...

I had a titanium bike made for me 20 years ago. Custom fit and geometry were part of the deal. The bike fit like a glove. 20 years later, it still does. Steady as a rock going down hills. ...
04-05-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,275
Posted By SpectrumTi

Jersey pocket with screen facing away from my...

Jersey pocket with screen facing away from my body. If Iím carrying some cash, I might put the cash between the phone and me for a barrier.
03-06-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,377
Posted By SpectrumTi

The right saddle is the one that your butt likes...

The right saddle is the one that your butt likes the best.

I read a ton of reviews trying to find the right saddle. I located one of the few shops around (during Covid) that carried the one that...
02-03-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,814
Posted By SpectrumTi

LOL! Easily the best reply.

LOL! Easily the best reply.
01-11-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,810
Posted By SpectrumTi

The people at etrailer.com really know their...

The people at etrailer.com really know their stuff. I would speak to them on the phone, explain your situation, see what they say. Whatís possible may not be wise and we live in a litigious age. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,161
Posted By SpectrumTi

Do you use the covers that stay on all the time? ...

Do you use the covers that stay on all the time? Thinking about trying those and curious how well they work.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,161
Posted By SpectrumTi

Still have speedplay x-series. Still going...

Still have speedplay x-series. Still going strong. Nearly 20 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,161
Posted By SpectrumTi

Still have speedplay x-series. Still going...

Still have speedplay x-series. Still going strong. Nearly 20 years.
12-17-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By SpectrumTi

November Bicycles in Newport, RI. Excellent!

November Bicycles in Newport, RI. Excellent!
12-17-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,310
Posted By SpectrumTi

Find a store that has a lot of tester saddles and...

Find a store that has a lot of tester saddles and try them. I tried about a dozen of them blind, and what I thought I wanted and what my butt wanted were very different. I was really surprised. In...
12-16-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,616
Posted By SpectrumTi

Sciconsports.com sells some nice saddle mounted...

Sciconsports.com sells some nice saddle mounted bags that donít touch the seat post.

...
12-16-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By SpectrumTi

I couldnít find x-series cleats for awhile. Out...

I couldnít find x-series cleats for awhile. Out of stock everywhere and, of course, the x-series was largely replaced by the zeroís long ago. Anyhow, they eventually showed up again and I now have...
12-14-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,085
Posted By SpectrumTi

Tacx Neo 2T.

Tacx Neo 2T.
10-31-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By SpectrumTi

In a perfect world, the saddle should disappear...

In a perfect world, the saddle should disappear beneath you. You may not know what works, but your butt will. Go to a shop that lets you try many saddles. Your butt will show you the way. Even...
10-31-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By SpectrumTi

I have occasional ankle discomfort, usually as a...

I have occasional ankle discomfort, usually as a result of a heavy cycling load over consecutive days. It was diagnosed as the tendon or ligament (I forget) that runs in front of the inner ball of...
10-15-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,327
Posted By SpectrumTi

I would consider a Selle SMP Well M1. 163mm. Of...

I would consider a Selle SMP Well M1. 163mm. Of course, your butt ultimately chooses the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,709
Posted By SpectrumTi

For that price I could by a custom fit Ti bike...

For that price I could by a custom fit Ti bike that would fit like a glove and last forever as well as a fully outfitted custom fit Ti touring bike that would also fit like a glove for when I simply...
09-12-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By SpectrumTi

Merino Wool Jersey and Shrinkage

Ths is a bit of an odd question, but I have a merino wool jersey that I WANT to shrink a little as I've dropped some weight. If I use the dryer on medium or so, what should I expect? Would it...
08-03-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,755
Posted By SpectrumTi

It seems unfair...

...to utter the words 1986 Spectrum in a thread without including a photo.
07-08-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By SpectrumTi

First thing, measure your ďsit-bonesĒ so you get...

First thing, measure your ďsit-bonesĒ so you get a proper width saddle. Realize that any bike that is fixed in place will likely get uncomfortable after awhile. You arenít moving around as much or...
06-15-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By SpectrumTi

Quite possible you are alive only because of the...

Quite possible you are alive only because of the helmet. Hope you recover quickly.
06-15-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By SpectrumTi

Quite possible you are alive only because of the...

Quite possible you are alive only because of the helmet.
06-08-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,791
Posted By SpectrumTi

I find this forum to be pretty friendly and...

I find this forum to be pretty friendly and helpful. In the grand scheme of cycling snark it is mild. Check out road**************** if you want to see true nastiness on display. Knowledgeable...
04-20-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By SpectrumTi

Thoughts on Xert?

Iím just an enthusiast, but have an analytical bent and want to get stronger. Curious about Xert for someone like me. I like that it can run side by side with Zwift to reduce boredom. The Zwift...
04-20-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,806
Posted By SpectrumTi

The most important thing...

...is that the bike fit. At 52, a poor fitting bike will reduce your enjoyment quickly. Iím 56, so not being ageist with you. A bike that fits well is a joy. One that doesnít is a drag.
04-20-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,430
Posted By SpectrumTi

Unless your bike has a very unusual setup, the...

Unless your bike has a very unusual setup, the smallest chainring in the front is referred to as the ďgranny gearĒ, which is usually used only for very steep hills. Most of the time, you will be...
04-13-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,703
Posted By SpectrumTi

The most important thing for any bike is that it...

The most important thing for any bike is that it fits. If it fits you will get years of enjoyment. Check out a site called ďcycling aboutĒ. The site is not driven by ad dollars. It focuses on...
01-10-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,908
Posted By SpectrumTi

I donít use electrical tape at all. I cut the...

I donít use electrical tape at all. I cut the last few wraps at an angle so the edge of the bar tape tapers to a 90 degree angle to the bars and hold it in place with a little crazy glue. ...
12-07-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,846
Posted By SpectrumTi

Have to agree with post #2.

Hits the nail on the head.
09-04-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,928
Posted By SpectrumTi

Keep it wet!

I echo the keep it moist comment. Crash from 15 years ago looks terrible because I didnít know what to do. Good thing itís just my arm. I use it as a reminder to always wear a helmet, which...
08-05-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,327
Posted By SpectrumTi

I have had type 2 diabetes for over 20 years. ...

I have had type 2 diabetes for over 20 years. Regular exercise needs to be a regular part of your lifestyle to control your blood sugar. Here is my best advice. First, how often you ride, as...
Forum: Touring
06-21-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,086
Posted By SpectrumTi

Thank you for the good advice!

Thank you for the good advice!
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,086
Posted By SpectrumTi

Touring and Meds that need Refrigeration

So, I am a 55 year old type II diabetic. Pharmacists love me and health insurance companies hate me as I take a shopping list of meds on a daily basis. Two of them require injections and the meds...
04-01-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By SpectrumTi

Also, is OP from the failed high school English...

Also, is OP from the failed high school English generation?
04-01-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By SpectrumTi

I would chat with the guys at SportRx. They are...

I would chat with the guys at SportRx. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. In the end I got some Oakley Prizm Road lenses. The clarity of road surfaces is amazing with those lenses. Avoid...
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