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06-27-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By SpedFast

I reach some of my best speeds when riding on...

I reach some of my best speeds when riding on windy days, which are most days on the coast. 20 MPH (32 KPH) are pretty much everyday unless I go out early in the AM. But like was mentioned earlier by...
06-27-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By SpedFast

Mine have been loose since the second or third...

Mine have been loose since the second or third time I reused them. Now it's been more than 10 times and probably closer to 20 reuses. As long as you don't pedal backwards or ride a fixie, I think...
06-26-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 747
Posted By SpedFast

It's good to know she's still leading an active...

It's good to know she's still leading an active life.....
06-25-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 724
Posted By SpedFast

I try to ride @25/day 6 days/week. But sometimes...

I try to ride @25/day 6 days/week. But sometimes the real world gets in the way. And no, that's not a political slur. Turning 74 this year.
06-22-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 747
Posted By SpedFast

We all become 'performance compromised' over...

We all become 'performance compromised' over time. Some(things) more than others. :twitchy:
06-21-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,172
Posted By SpedFast

Are you volunteering to be a dummy? :lol:

Are you volunteering to be a dummy? :lol:
Forum: Foo
06-20-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,541
Posted By SpedFast

Why doesn't the govt build gas stations too?

Why doesn't the govt build gas stations too?
06-19-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By SpedFast

I'm close in size to you and I know that after I...

I'm close in size to you and I know that after I spend a lot of time on a 52cm I'll be kicking myself for not going with the 54cm. Your body will relax with time spent on that bike and unless you're...
06-17-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By SpedFast

I usually wear buds with music, but sometimes I...

I usually wear buds with music, but sometimes I just wear ear plugs to stop the howl. I am definitely going to try those cat ears, or homemade ones first. Thanks Wilbur for the assist.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By SpedFast

I have 25mm's that measure 27mm and I have 28mm...

I have 25mm's that measure 27mm and I have 28mm Vittoro's that measure 30mm. I also have some Kendra 32mm's that only measure 30mm. All dimensions taken with calipers on tires inflated to max...
06-14-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By SpedFast

Considering the small amount of time you spend...

Considering the small amount of time you spend riding, why are you considering upgrading? If what you have is functional, find out how large a tire you can fit on it and the ride will definitely...
06-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By SpedFast

When I first started riding road my cadence was...

When I first started riding road my cadence was sub 60. I was a terminal grinder. For me to be up to 80 and holding I feel like I have improved substantially. I do spin up higher on occasion, but I...
06-11-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By SpedFast

On the coast here it seems like I either have a...

On the coast here it seems like I either have a tailwind heading out, or heading back. When I have that tailwind, I'm in high gear and cruising. I ride 6 times/week and sometimes 7 if I can get away...
Forum: Foo
06-11-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,541
Posted By SpedFast

The upside to these higher fuel prices that I've...

The upside to these higher fuel prices that I've noticed is a lot less traffic out there. Dodging bad drivers is becoming much less of a headache. Please don't take this to mean that I approve of...
06-11-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By SpedFast

If you're like me, you will appreciate the...

If you're like me, you will appreciate the lighter weight and feel of the bike while constantly wondering how to get those taller gears back. I have a road bike with 52/11 high gear and I use that...
06-11-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By SpedFast

I only read this thread because I wanted Larry's...

I only read this thread because I wanted Larry's input.
06-10-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 727
Posted By SpedFast

A different style bike would help. Hybrids are...

A different style bike would help. Hybrids are not really built for speed.
Forum: Foo
06-10-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,541
Posted By SpedFast

It sure feels like it!

It sure feels like it!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By SpedFast

And all this time I thought they were referring...

And all this time I thought they were referring to Nair when they talked about aero gel... Man, was I outta the loop.
06-07-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,453
Posted By SpedFast

Scented candles from the neighbor ladies. The...

Scented candles from the neighbor ladies. The chains get lubed and the rec hall doesn't smell like a bunch of old farts drinking beer and shooting pool. It's all good.
06-07-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By SpedFast

Wow! That's even better than duct tape or baling...

Wow! That's even better than duct tape or baling wire.
06-07-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 576
Posted By SpedFast

When I put off waxing my chains longer than I...

When I put off waxing my chains longer than I should I get that same noise, especially on my Fuji with newer 105 drive train and especially in the 52/11 cruising. Sounds like grinding gravel and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,665
Posted By SpedFast

At 73 I would rather 'they' just not find me at...

At 73 I would rather 'they' just not find me at all.
Forum: Foo
06-05-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,541
Posted By SpedFast

Lay off the beer and it's still doable hehe

Lay off the beer and it's still doable hehe
Forum: Introductions
06-04-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome! You'll find lots interesting in either...

Welcome! You'll find lots interesting in either of those sub-forums as well as a lot of other topics. Enjoy
Forum: Foo
06-04-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,541
Posted By SpedFast

Prevost-210 gallon tank and gets @5 mpg cruising...

Prevost-210 gallon tank and gets @5 mpg cruising at 70 mph. Currently in the PNW just west of you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,665
Posted By SpedFast

PICTURES!!!! Not a single one of you had the...

PICTURES!!!! Not a single one of you had the nerve to post a pic?
Forum: Foo
06-03-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,541
Posted By SpedFast

I thought I'd get some fuel before it got any...

I thought I'd get some fuel before it got any higher--Just over $1200.US and I didn't even fill the tank. Ho hum....
Forum: Introductions
06-01-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome Nico! You're right about this being a...

Welcome Nico! You're right about this being a good bike forum. Enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 604
Posted By SpedFast

I have put patches inside tires in the past, but...

I have put patches inside tires in the past, but that is quite the tear. Toast.
05-28-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By SpedFast

I like throwing parts at problems only because I...

I like throwing parts at problems only because I enjoy tinkering on my bikes. If the cable housings weren't replaced with the cables, I'd start there. Then the BB guide, and then the hanger...
05-26-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By SpedFast

I jumped on this thread because i thought it was...

I jumped on this thread because i thought it was about the rider, not the ride. Sorry, my bad.... Hey, don't blame me, it's in the 50+ sub forum after all.


(This old girl is starting to show her...
05-26-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By SpedFast

Like Diablo said, you're looking at opening a can...

Like Diablo said, you're looking at opening a can of worms. I have a vintage Giant that I really like with stem shifters that I've been threatening to convert to STI Brifters for a long time. There's...
05-24-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 789
Posted By SpedFast

WD40 will 'soften' the chain up, but it won't...

WD40 will 'soften' the chain up, but it won't lube it. With videos so readily available today all it takes is a little desire to learn and that's a great bike to learn on. They don't get any simpler....
05-22-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By SpedFast

Delbiker1 already asked the question, but I'll...

Delbiker1 already asked the question, but I'll repeat it differently: Are you tightening the stem bolts first or the cap?
05-21-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By SpedFast

Lay a straight edge across the seat. (Rear to...

Lay a straight edge across the seat. (Rear to Front)
05-21-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 615
Posted By SpedFast

I slip a 6" length of copper wire through the end...

I slip a 6" length of copper wire through the end of the last link and bend it so it hangs outside the cooker. I have a small cooker but only do 2 chains at a time. The trick is not to put all the...
05-21-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By SpedFast

I loved my old Uni, and for the time they were a...

I loved my old Uni, and for the time they were a lighter bike compared to many. Yes, steel. I don't remember why I got rid of it. Oh, now I do, I was moving and got into MTBing and I didn't have room...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome! Lots of vintage riders/rebuilders here...

Welcome! Lots of vintage riders/rebuilders here so if you have any specific questions or just want to let others know how it's going with your new riding experience, don't hold back. In the meantime,...
05-15-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By SpedFast

Are you looking to be seen or to see? Lots of...

Are you looking to be seen or to see? Lots of variety online ranging from cheap to extreme. With name brands you do get what you pay for,
05-14-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By SpedFast

Love them shades! Way to go!!!!!

Love them shades! Way to go!!!!!
05-12-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By SpedFast

You got it backwards.... Just ask the Mrs.,...

You got it backwards.... Just ask the Mrs., she'll set you straight.
Forum: Introductions
05-12-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome Ivan! Not a name I would expect from your...

Welcome Ivan! Not a name I would expect from your neck of the woods haha. Hope you enjoy these forums.
05-11-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By SpedFast

Hey Poggi, I have those tires in 28mm on one of...

Hey Poggi, I have those tires in 28mm on one of my bikes and they've proven to be a very reliable tire. Good luck to ya,
05-11-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By SpedFast

You do realize that more PSI equates to harsher...

You do realize that more PSI equates to harsher ride? You might lose the comfort from those tires that you're now enjoying. Welcome to the forums. Hope to hear more from you as your riding experience...
05-10-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By SpedFast

I've never been a morning person and usually...

I've never been a morning person and usually can't shut off the motor at night. Since discovering the joy of night riding I get out every night I can. Lots of lights, still have to be courteous with...
05-10-22, 07:09 PM
05-10-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,011
Posted By SpedFast

I find a quality housing has much more influence...

I find a quality housing has much more influence on braking and shifting than the actual cable, but I still prefer stainless. Even with most of the cable exposed, a cheap housing is too flexible and...
05-10-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,051
Posted By SpedFast

I agree. When I'm around a group of people my age...

I agree. When I'm around a group of people my age that don't ride I feel like I'm the only one that's going to make it past five. And I'm not referring to taking an afternoon nap....Most people my...
05-08-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,505
Posted By SpedFast

There are better ways, but as a kid I used to use...

There are better ways, but as a kid I used to use a hammer, a chunk of wood to support the chain, and a nail punch. That was 70 years ago. Wait for the chain breaking tool to arrive. And like others...
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