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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 771
Posted By bruce19

https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_ratios

https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_ratios
05-16-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
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: 46
Views: 1,019
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: 348
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: 252
Views: 5,684
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: 27
Views: 879
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: 2,076
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: 252
Views: 5,684
Posted By bruce19

Truth. MSF Instructor and Ducatista here.

Truth. MSF Instructor and Ducatista here.
05-08-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,684
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: 252
Views: 5,684
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: 252
Views: 5,684
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: 252
Views: 5,684
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: 252
Views: 5,684
Posted By bruce19

Obviously a work of fiction.

Obviously a work of fiction.
05-06-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,684
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: 252
Views: 5,684
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: 252
Views: 5,684
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: 1,547
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: 383
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: 1,547
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: 633
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: 1,248
Posted By bruce19

Nicely done. Congrats.

Nicely done. Congrats.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By bruce19

I rode them for years back in the late...

I rode them for years back in the late '80's-early '90's on a steel bike that used friction shifters. I liked them a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,547
Posted By bruce19

My GURU Sidero (steel) is also built with...

My GURU Sidero (steel) is also built with Columbus Spirit. I put Mavic tubeless wheels/tires on it and it is lighter, faster, and more comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By bruce19

As has been said there are plenty of nice bikes...

As has been said there are plenty of nice bikes in your price range. I will say however that for the same price you will get a bigger bang for your buck if you go with AL rather than CF frame. One of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By bruce19

I have a Lezyne that is very nice. But, since I...

I have a Lezyne that is very nice. But, since I went to tubeless 3 years ago it's never been out of my tool bag.
05-03-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By bruce19

These are the moments we ride for.

These are the moments we ride for.
05-03-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,981
Posted By bruce19

I will use what works and makes a significant...

I will use what works and makes a significant difference from what I have. For instance, I have nothing against disc brakes or electronic shifting per se. But, do I need either? Not really. If a bike...
05-03-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By bruce19

75 and still riding a level saddle.

75 and still riding a level saddle.
05-02-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

This is exactly the kind of discussion that is...

This is exactly the kind of discussion that is the benefit of my post. IMO.
05-02-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,609
Posted By bruce19

I endure the psychological pain of knowing I no...

I endure the psychological pain of knowing I no longer have the fitness of my 25 yr old self and I am 15 lbs over cycling weight.
05-02-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

Thank you. That's exactly what I was trying to...

Thank you. That's exactly what I was trying to say and thought I had.
04-30-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

I think one thing that is clear is that people...

I think one thing that is clear is that people have different ideas of what is the most important component of the story. I suspect this has to do with the experiences we have each had in our lives....
04-29-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

That's not my take on it.

That's not my take on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,475
Posted By bruce19

There is no "normal" pull. It depends on who you...

There is no "normal" pull. It depends on who you are with and the type of ride you've all agreed to.
04-29-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

As I later found out her shifter will shift but...

As I later found out her shifter will shift but it doesn't return automatically. She has to do it manually. But, it's still functional.
04-29-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

And, you didn't. So be happy.

And, you didn't. So be happy.
04-29-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

I had already given her a wheel set w / Ultegra...

I had already given her a wheel set w / Ultegra cassette and two Vittoria tires installed.
04-28-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

That's a perfect question. I am going to do what...

That's a perfect question. I am going to do what I think is right. And, if the response I get tells me that I am not helping or if I feel like it's a drain on my energy I will go in a different...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 873
Posted By bruce19

I have a pair that are for the road, a pair that...

I have a pair that are for the road, a pair that are for my cross bike and an old pair set up for our indoor spin bike (shimano cleats rather than Frogs or Zeros).
04-28-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

Just to be clear, I am not second guessing my...

Just to be clear, I am not second guessing my decision.
04-28-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

I am over it to the point of feeling there is...

I am over it to the point of feeling there is anything more to do. I just thought it was an interesting situation and was wondering how others viewed it and/or would have reacted. Just wondering if...
04-28-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

What I was looking for was other perspectives....

What I was looking for was other perspectives. And, that's what I'm getting. So, thank you all. But, just to be clear. When I picked up the shifters from I went straight to the LBS which is literally...
04-28-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

Just a short note.......I gave the good lever to...

Just a short note.......I gave the good lever to the LBS owner (a friend) and told him to give it to someone if he knew someone who needed it. I'm disappointed in her because I've tried to help her...
04-28-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

I understand your perspective and I'm not going...

I understand your perspective and I'm not going after her. As I said I declined her offer to keep the $100. But, she made a choice when she ghosted me. Now she gets to have a BF who has lied and I...
04-28-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

I would bet he didn't tell her he snapped it off....

I would bet he didn't tell her he snapped it off. But, when I explained to her what the issue was she said she'd get back to me. She ghosted me.
04-28-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

The LBS owner who swapped them out said they were...

The LBS owner who swapped them out said they were working perfectly, They were only one year and 1,000 miles old. They were put in a box for 4 years. When her BF took them out of the box to inspect...
04-28-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By bruce19

What would you do about this fiasco?

A woman I know was looking for a replacement SRAM 10 sp mechanical shifter. She is a member of our club and someone I've know for at least 10 yrs. We've always been on good terms. She knows I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,094
Posted By bruce19

I just bought a (new) rear wheel from The Pro's...

I just bought a (new) rear wheel from The Pro's Closet. I was surprised they had them.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,094
Posted By bruce19

Three years ago I bought a set of Mavic Ksyrium...

Three years ago I bought a set of Mavic Ksyrium Elite USTs. Since they're tubeless they are lighter, quicker, and more comfortable than my Mavic Ksyrium Elite clinchers. The set with tires cost me...
04-26-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,221
Posted By bruce19

We don't know if he was rich. He could just be...

We don't know if he was rich. He could just be pissing away his money on bikes like I've done on hot cars and Ducatis. Just sayin';
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