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03-12-24, 03:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,323
Posted By friday1970

Yes. So far, so good I haven't really torqued...

Yes. So far, so good
I haven't really torqued it up a hill yet. But for what I have done, it would have slipped with the old skewer. The new skewer has held tight
02-23-24, 03:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,323
Posted By friday1970

I'd say my polished steel training skewer matches...

I'd say my polished steel training skewer matches my Pacenti wheels perfectly. Definitely a "ooohhh my oh my, that's one fiiiiinnne skewer!" type of skewer. I even bought a front 100mm matching one.
02-14-24, 03:28 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 22,052
Posted By friday1970

Do we more stupid in jerseys as we get older?...

Do we more stupid in jerseys as we get older? Yes. Do we care? No.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-10-24, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By friday1970

So much for that worthless 3ft law. Do most...

So much for that worthless 3ft law.
Do most motorist even know about this? I believed that when this first came out, no one would know, or even care about it.
We need larger shoulders. Minimum 3f...
12-11-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,507
Posted By friday1970

I ran up on a coyote on Friday night along the...

I ran up on a coyote on Friday night along the I275 bike path near Romulus Michigan. He bolted down the path in the same direction I was heading. So of course, I tried to draft him at his full speed....
05-03-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,391
Posted By friday1970

Put that bike through USMC boot camp. I will come...

Put that bike through USMC boot camp. I will come out less sensitive, even maybe a darker sense of humor.
04-28-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By friday1970

Just adding to this thread to make it to 10 pages.

Just adding to this thread to make it to 10 pages.
Forum: Recumbent
02-15-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,301
Posted By friday1970

I do wonder if the E-Bike craze has moved some...

I do wonder if the E-Bike craze has moved some trike riders back to the 2 wheelers? I rarely see a tadpole riding around now. Maybe 4-5 last year. But E-bikes are everywhere.

The Howard's Friends...
Replies: 24
Views: 3,176
Posted By friday1970

A countdown? A countdown is when you body says...

A countdown? A countdown is when you body says "you have 30 seconds to find a toilet. Go!". Happened to me twice so far on rides.
Replies: 24
Views: 3,176
Posted By friday1970

Preventing nature before a brevet. What works for me

Before a long Saturday 200-300k brevet, I have trick that I use to keep "nature" from happening during the ride.
3-4 beers on Thursday night. Parts of Friday are spent on the throne. Beer sh**s, per...
01-13-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 16,226
Posted By friday1970

Great topics here. One that interested me is...

Great topics here.
One that interested me is what is a randonneuring bike. Based on my time with the Detroit Randonnuers, there is no one bike type or style.
Depending on the route is how I will...
Replies: 53
Views: 34,607
Posted By friday1970

I was the OP on this thread. Even though it's...

I was the OP on this thread. Even though it's been a year, I think I went with a new set of 165s for build at the time, which was a 1986 Trek Elance 330, converted to 650b, One reason was for saving...
Forum: Recumbent
12-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,087
Posted By friday1970

The trouble I see happening with the GCN is...

The trouble I see happening with the GCN is eventually, they'll run out of subjects to talk about. Naturally, they'll have to add more content. Recumbents are almost a world in themselves. And GCN...
12-08-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,580
Posted By friday1970

If I had to pick new between Microshift and...

If I had to pick new between Microshift and Sensah, if money was less of a concern, Microshift all the way.
I have both a set of MS 10 speed brifters on one bike, and 11 speed Sensah groupset on...
10-21-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,702
Posted By friday1970

Old brytons, like the Rider 530/330 didn't need a...

Old brytons, like the Rider 530/330 didn't need a smartphone. They were decent and had long battery life (great for 200-400k rides). Newer ones, however, need a smart phone app to configure the menus.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-21-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,998
Posted By friday1970

I live in the Brighton area, and road bike almost...

I live in the Brighton area, and road bike almost exclusively. I'd say there is a quite a decent road biking scene. A lot of guys taking off from Hometown cycles on Grand River. See Shawn there for...
09-16-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,457
Posted By friday1970

All depends on the surface. You said you have...

All depends on the surface. You said you have 27"x1.25 tires? You should be fine for surfaces like what I see on the GAP. I would lower pressures to 60psi to help absorb the small bumps.
08-27-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,520
Posted By friday1970

I'm a young guy around these parts at age 50. But...

I'm a young guy around these parts at age 50. But I find my overall speeds are my faster this year than any of my previous. I cannot climb hills like I used to. But I think my mental strength is far...
08-27-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By friday1970

I don't have any remedies or suggestions, other...

I don't have any remedies or suggestions, other than Vitamin C and Gatorade. This, and keep cycling to build your lungs back up.
I've been on the fence about getting this shot, even though I believe...
08-26-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 11,474
Posted By friday1970

I'm a serious rider. I'm not joking.

I'm a serious rider. I'm not joking.
08-23-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,074
Posted By friday1970

I just rode this up on the 11th of this month....

I just rode this up on the 11th of this month. What a tough ride for someone coming from the midwest. I stayed near Leadville for 3 nights to acclimate, and it probably wasn't enough. But after a...
07-02-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,642
Posted By friday1970

You got this. What is your average pace? And what...

You got this. What is your average pace? And what type of bike and what tires? Just make sure to eat something sweet and full of calories about halfway. Drink plenty of water.
Also, since it's a few...
06-09-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,275
Posted By friday1970

One of my favorite towns in the East coast. I was...

One of my favorite towns in the East coast. I was there two years ago, and I loved how every business along the main drive seemed to be a local one.
06-08-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,275
Posted By friday1970

Exactly like you. I've been calling my Saturday...

Exactly like you. I've been calling my Saturday rides "Adventure Saturday". I pick a slower, more comfortable road bike. I pick an different, interesting destination each time. (I live in Brighton...
06-07-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,497
Posted By friday1970

If you bike enough, here's what might happen: ...

If you bike enough, here's what might happen:
It's Sunday. You had a great 62 mile ride on Saturday and your legs feel it a little. Grass is mowed. Tasks around the house are done, You've ate a...
06-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,275
Posted By friday1970

You are my age. 50. Keep at it. Of 5 the last 7...

You are my age. 50. Keep at it. Of 5 the last 7 weeks, I've done 100 mile+ rides on Saturday. Keep up the riding, even if you stick to the 100k rides. You're still getting out there, and keeping...
Replies: 19
Views: 4,301
Posted By friday1970

Anytime is a good time to start riding in RUSA...

Anytime is a good time to start riding in RUSA events. With our group in Detroit, you must register with RUSA first. For this year, most of us start together, and we split into groups within the...
05-20-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,823
Posted By friday1970

Great advice here. I use a small helmet mounted...

Great advice here. I use a small helmet mounted mirror on EVERY ride in which public roads are taken. Every car is scanned by me until it moves over the pass. I rely on it so much, I can no longer...
05-20-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,823
Posted By friday1970

It's really getting bad here in Michigan. Ever...

It's really getting bad here in Michigan. Ever since it was legalized for recreational use, I smell pot nearly every single ride, and I always smell it in our parks.
The other week I was riding my...
05-12-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,084
Posted By friday1970

On your mom! Just kidding When I was 12...

On your mom!

Just kidding

When I was 12 or so, I'd ride from NE Fort Wayne suburbs to Grabil to buy those large jawbreakers and other goodies from Souder's candy store, roughly 26 miles round...
05-12-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,681
Posted By friday1970

Do I see a bike boom coming? Absolutely not....

Do I see a bike boom coming?
Absolutely not. Why? Too many fat and lazy people.
"I never have time to exercise...." while stuffing their faces two hours plus out of the day, or binge watching GoT...
05-05-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,984
Posted By friday1970

No worries, I didn't mean to say it was a POS....

No worries, I didn't mean to say it was a POS. I'm very proud of my restoration job on it. But I have to admit, it's not as fast as my aluminum framed/carbon forked bike, and not as fast. It's...
04-26-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,180
Posted By friday1970

Now you might be looking at a new rear wheel....

Now you might be looking at a new rear wheel. That would up the price. So $130. plus a new wheel. possibly $60+. It's not good to fix all that only to have the worst part of the tire, the bearing, go...
04-26-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,180
Posted By friday1970

How bad are the tires? I might be wrong, but it...

How bad are the tires?
I might be wrong, but it sounds more expensive to repair than it should be.
A decent pair of smoother gravel tires would run about 70-90. 7 speed chains should only be around...
04-13-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,729
Posted By friday1970

I just wish everyone would think this. Usually,...

I just wish everyone would think this. Usually, it's the opposite. "Don't build a wall". they screamed. Then when it's their turn...."Let's build a wall!". And the sheep cheered.
No different from...
04-12-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,729
Posted By friday1970

Despite the fact that I truly believe Buttigieg...

Despite the fact that I truly believe Buttigieg staged a photo op despite Snopes's claim (Grouch Marx's 'Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes" works here), I am interested in what he has...
03-22-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,457
Posted By friday1970

Mirrors. I wear them religiously. I see a car...

Mirrors.
I wear them religiously. I see a car coming up behind me much earlier than when I hear it. and I follow it until I know that it has moved over for me. If not, and I've had to do this, dash...
Replies: 18
Views: 4,009
Posted By friday1970

Wow! Just...wow! I checked the analysis to see...

Wow! Just...wow!
I checked the analysis to see about breaks. She hardly took any. Basically, 2.5 times more than my longest day ever.
03-11-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,928
Posted By friday1970

Ran over a Biden/Harris sign just off an MUP...

Ran over a Biden/Harris sign just off an MUP trail while being distracted looking at my GPS. A couple saw me as I flipped over. Would have made a great "instant karma" video had anyone been recording
03-04-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 17,808
Posted By friday1970

Based on my knowledge of it, Audax and...

Based on my knowledge of it, Audax and Randonnuering can be two different styles of rides. It's beem explained to me that Audax events are where riders ride as a group. Randonnuering is group or self...
01-14-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,742
Posted By friday1970

I should have been more specific. It more about...

I should have been more specific. It more about losing energy up a hill than anything drivetrain related. It makes more time to shift a gear while pedaling up a hill with DT shifters, at least for me...
11-28-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,110
Posted By friday1970

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was...

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was needing too much work to turn a profit. They were also moving to a new building, So they were going to send the entire thing to the dumpster. When I...
11-22-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,245
Posted By friday1970

My first '85 Peugeot PGN10. Pic taken at Island...

My first '85 Peugeot PGN10. Pic taken at Island Lake Recreation Area, near Brighton Michigan.
...
11-20-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,268
Posted By friday1970

After 30 years, I gave away a Peugeot PGN10. I...

After 30 years, I gave away a Peugeot PGN10. I had to. I foolishly bought this larger bike at age 17, and tried to make it work for 30 years. It got harder as I got older. I was teared up as I gave...
11-18-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,752
Posted By friday1970

Bad day of work? A good ride brings up my mood....

Bad day of work? A good ride brings up my mood. Better than sex.
Well, maybe not. But almost as good
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 637,004
Posted By friday1970

This thread is exactly why I ride. I love nothing...

This thread is exactly why I ride. I love nothing more than the open road on a bike. It heals the soul, and clears the mind.
This is Southeast Michigan, not known for many vantage points to view...
11-09-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,389
Posted By friday1970

I am familiar with Baby Metal, but I'll have to...

I am familiar with Baby Metal, but I'll have to check out the others you've mentioned.
Also check out Dreamcatcher out of Korea. Though I consider them still part of KPop, they do have a distinct,...
11-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,861
Posted By friday1970

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x720/abs_d067953c0e457c478d6c444a41df0c9c5cdd105e.png
11-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,589
Posted By friday1970

I bought this LitePro crankset off AliExpress. ...

I bought this LitePro crankset off AliExpress.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32792720560.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.2be24c4djbSsgu
Very light and stiff. The only issue I've had with it was how...
10-16-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,421
Posted By friday1970

Tasty animals.

Tasty animals.
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