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12-31-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By Wileyrat

I have to say if I was looking for a bike in that...

I have to say if I was looking for a bike in that age group, it would be steel, but as the saying goes “the heart wants what the heart wants”.

look carefully at every joint and paint scratch.
12-30-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,421
Posted By Wileyrat

Post in the 50+ forum, and donít sweat the little...

Post in the 50+ forum, and donít sweat the little details.
Forum: Foo
12-26-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Wileyrat

So, I asked for a set of Crank Brothers Stamp 1...

So, I asked for a set of Crank Brothers Stamp 1 pedals in large size for Christmas......

I gave my wife an Amazon gift card for a stocking stuffer, and jokingly told her I thought about keeping it...
12-25-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,674
Posted By Wileyrat

Left, even though that ankle is so messed up my...

Left, even though that ankle is so messed up my cleat is positioned so I can't twist out, and I have to twist in.
12-24-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,216
Posted By Wileyrat

Class of 77 here. I rode bikes throughout my HS...

Class of 77 here. I rode bikes throughout my HS years even though I had a motorcycle, in fact, I bought my first lbs bike with paper route money right before I quit the route and started HS.

As...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,825
Posted By Wileyrat

Blue float Spd-Sl's

Blue float Spd-Sl's
12-21-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,703
Posted By Wileyrat

I've had a bee fly into a vent in my helmet, and...

I've had a bee fly into a vent in my helmet, and it stung my scalp before I could get pulled over and get my helmet off.

I have a story about a tarantula on my shoulder that I'll save for another...
Forum: Foo
12-21-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,801
Posted By Wileyrat

Saw it. Now I can say I saw it.

Saw it. Now I can say I saw it.
12-19-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,984
Posted By Wileyrat

I think gravel grinders are more the chewy craft...

I think gravel grinders are more the chewy craft brew crowd. Where roadies are for Michelob Ultra, and mountain bikers are knocking back Redbull and vodkas.

The best thing to do with kombucha is...
12-19-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,646
Posted By Wileyrat

No pic, but the oldest is an 83 Team Fuji that I...

No pic, but the oldest is an 83 Team Fuji that I bought new in early 84. She's mostly stock, other than upgrading the original Suntour Arx derailleurs to Cyclone mk II's and a saddle change or two....
12-18-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,510
Posted By Wileyrat

It's not a hard thing to do, just ride. Start out...

It's not a hard thing to do, just ride. Start out with what you can do, get comfortable, and then add 5 miles or so ( or what you can push yourself to do). Keep working that progression until you hit...
12-18-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,418
Posted By Wileyrat

I'd be looking at disgruntled current or former...

I'd be looking at disgruntled current or former employees.
12-15-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Wileyrat

Nice ride!

Nice ride!
12-14-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,206
Posted By Wileyrat

Being a steel frame and looking at the head tube,...

Being a steel frame and looking at the head tube, I'd guess a 53, but I wouldn't bet any money on it.

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12-14-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,792
Posted By Wileyrat

This. ​​​​​Shorts/bibs in this condition...

This.

​​​​​Shorts/bibs in this condition become my mountain bike shorts worn typically under a pair of gym shorts.
12-14-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,044
Posted By Wileyrat

Snot rockets. :p Usually I just pull over,...

Snot rockets. :p

Usually I just pull over, not that I get a lot of drafters anyway.
12-13-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,702
Posted By Wileyrat

Could be the end results of your reference thread...

Could be the end results of your reference thread is why we all know now how bad an idea it is.;)
12-13-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Wileyrat

Whichever place it will stay the driest and cause...

Whichever place it will stay the driest and cause the least spousal issues.
12-12-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By Wileyrat

Personally, I hate a lot of lever pull in my...

Personally, I hate a lot of lever pull in my brakes. If it was my bike, I'd replace the pads and adjust the cables. If you don't want to do that, you can use the barrel adjuster to pull some cable...
Forum: Foo
12-10-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Wileyrat

Too much work. I think placing an airbag...

Too much work.

I think placing an airbag under your saddle with a pressure trigger that will deactivate with an electronic key would do the trick.
12-08-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Wileyrat

Put her on a good training program, and she'll...

Put her on a good training program, and she'll beat the kid on a Hotwalk.;)
12-08-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Wileyrat

I've seen vids of little kids racing strider...

I've seen vids of little kids racing strider bikes, why not get your up and coming racer the best they can get? :lol:
12-08-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,517
Posted By Wileyrat

Would you please explain to me when raising your...

Would you please explain to me when raising your bars at or above your saddle became a tenet of proper bike fit? Floating over bumps......Have you ever ridden any bike with 23mm or narrower tires. I...
12-07-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,338
Posted By Wileyrat

This will get filed under things I don't think...

This will get filed under things I don't think about.
12-06-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By Wileyrat

I feel your pain. I woke up to 35, and it's...

I feel your pain.

I woke up to 35, and it's only going to hit 70 today. With those kind of temps, I may have to go to the gym and ride a spinning bike today.;)​​​​​​​
12-06-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,537
Posted By Wileyrat

Before I moved to Tucson I used to be a part time...

Before I moved to Tucson I used to be a part time ski instructor in Washington, but when it comes to riding I have never liked the cold. I do not like bundling up to ride a bike.

I've never really...
Forum: Foo
12-03-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Wileyrat

Bet it rides like a dream.

Bet it rides like a dream.
12-02-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Wileyrat

I keep thinking about buying a team 7/11 jersey.

I keep thinking about buying a team 7/11 jersey.
12-01-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Wileyrat

All of them, repeatedly, sometimes all in one...

All of them, repeatedly, sometimes all in one ride.
11-29-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,586
Posted By Wileyrat

2015 Ridley Fenix, Sram Force 22, Hed Ardennes...

2015 Ridley Fenix, Sram Force 22, Hed Ardennes wheels, Conti GP4k tires, lots of carbon upgrades.....A little over 16 with the cages on.
11-27-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,519
Posted By Wileyrat

On my Sram NX there is a cage lockout. You push...

On my Sram NX there is a cage lockout. You push the cage forward and push the lockout pin. It makes wheel removal and replacement a bloodless operation.
11-27-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,834
Posted By Wileyrat

Somewhere, I have an old Campy jersey from the...

Somewhere, I have an old Campy jersey from the mid 80's, and no it doesn't fit. My oldest t shirt is a shirt from a summer wrestling camp I went to in 75.
11-25-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,039
Posted By Wileyrat

If wind and cold are the issue, look to what the...

If wind and cold are the issue, look to what the skiers and snowboarders are wearing. Their clothes are designed to be wind resistant and allow a free range of motion.

I don't ride when it's cold...
11-24-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,039
Posted By Wileyrat

Try anything from Walmart

Try anything from Walmart
11-23-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Wileyrat

I have a Cateye Padrone. It's simple, works well,...

I have a Cateye Padrone. It's simple, works well, and has been reliable. I also have Ride with Gps running on my phone in my jersey pocket.
11-22-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,762
Posted By Wileyrat

I want my twelve minutes back

I want my twelve minutes back
11-17-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,520
Posted By Wileyrat

86 at 11:30 on our way to a sunny 90+ in Tucson

86 at 11:30 on our way to a sunny 90+ in Tucson
11-11-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,520
Posted By Wileyrat

We're looking at maybe hitting 90 next...

We're looking at maybe hitting 90 next week.....Again.
11-08-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Wileyrat

If your Gp4000's are still in good shape, I...

If your Gp4000's are still in good shape, I wouldn't worry about them. I would imagine there are lots of riders still on 4k's, including me, and I'm not swapping them out because someone considers...
11-08-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,028
Posted By Wileyrat

You wrote that rant without coffee??!!! I...

You wrote that rant without coffee??!!! I couldn't even think of some of those words without coffee.

It took two cups and an edit just to write this post.

And you nailed it.
11-01-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,349
Posted By Wileyrat

Normally I'd say every bike deserves a better set...

Normally I'd say every bike deserves a better set of wheels, but looking at the overall build, I wouldn't spend a lot on a new set.

Really, like others have said, just ride it and be happy.
11-01-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Wileyrat

Looks fun. High 80's to low 90's all week.

Looks fun.

High 80's to low 90's all week.
10-31-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,802
Posted By Wileyrat

My bikes never see the lbs again after I buy...

My bikes never see the lbs again after I buy them, and most of my work is done in the family room facing the tv. :p Tile floors come in handy sometimes.

I did get in trouble for cleaning the...
10-20-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 10,367
Posted By Wileyrat

Heavy bikes are better? If you say so..... ...

Heavy bikes are better? If you say so.....

I'll stick with my lighter bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Wileyrat

Frankenbike. It may have Ultegra derailleurs and...

Frankenbike. It may have Ultegra derailleurs and brifters but not a groupset, but that doesn't in itself make it a bad bike.

Advertising it as an Ultegra groupset is another matter.
10-18-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,025
Posted By Wileyrat

I'm reasonably sure my sweat is more toxic to my...

I'm reasonably sure my sweat is more toxic to my riding clothes than they are toxic to me.

However, if this is a serious concern, you can go natural and invest in wool jerseys and shorts.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,746
Posted By Wileyrat

This thread is why I carry Park Super Patches....

This thread is why I carry Park Super Patches. They have never let me down, as long as I scuff the patch spot first.

Slime Scabs..... Meh.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,404
Posted By Wileyrat

I ride a 2015 cf Ridley Fenix with Force22 I...

I ride a 2015 cf Ridley Fenix with Force22 I bought from Competitive Cyclist, which happens to be an authorized dealer, and I like it a lot. At purchase I upgraded to Hed Ardennes wheels, and I've...
10-13-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,132
Posted By Wileyrat

Fine for riding around the neighborhood. If you...

Fine for riding around the neighborhood. If you take it much on any serious trails, you'll kill it, and when you do you may not come out of it too well either.
10-11-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,172
Posted By Wileyrat

My wife suggested I keep my cf roadie in the...

My wife suggested I keep my cf roadie in the house, not to be cooler when I work on it, but she was afraid the Tucson heat in the garage would damage the carbon fiber over time.

I still keep it in...
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