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09-11-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,717
Posted By AJW2W11E

63 is the new 13

I'm the OP . Some of this is serious and some is humour i guess. This brings new meaning to the phrase 63 is the new 43. It should read 63 is the new 13. Always wanted to age in a dignified manner...
09-10-23, 10:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,717
Posted By AJW2W11E

How do you handle a Bicycle Vendetta respectably after 60?

I was riding hard on the last leg of 25 miles back in July. There's a short 30 degree rocky hill that I have to climb to get home. On a hot day, it's a challenge. After that I must have veered into...
08-21-23, 09:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,909
Posted By AJW2W11E

Bicycling can make our Mind and Body younger, but does it change our Cells?

I'm grateful for the benefits Bicycling has given me. The elevator died in our 20 floor office building. Even young fit people pooped out after 10 floors. Like all of us bike riders, I was just...
08-05-23, 09:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,053
Posted By AJW2W11E

I'm the OP. Whenever I study older people , it...

I'm the OP. Whenever I study older people , it seems the one's getting around best are those wiry lean types. Nothing happens instantly. Let me get to 185 first.
07-22-23, 10:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,950
Posted By AJW2W11E

Having a Home Gym vs joining a Fitness Club

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I built this back during the Pandemic. At that time Fitness Equipment...
07-07-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,927
Posted By AJW2W11E

Time is more precious after 60, Bicycling uses a lot of it !

Time is more precious after 60, Bicycling uses a lot of it.
This week between riding a bike and going to a gym for back exercises, I logged 20 hours ( including time to shower and change) , probably...
06-29-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,304
Posted By AJW2W11E

I finally figured it out. It wasn't the drop...

I finally figured it out. It wasn't the drop bars. What I do have is overly tight quad muscles in my legs from riding so hard. This causes the back pain because it pulls your pelvis and spine out...
06-27-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By AJW2W11E

Does summer make you five years younger also?

Back in rainy gloomy March I was thinking my days of road biking were coming to an end. My speed had dropped miserably as well as my riding enjoyment . I was preparing to swap out my drop bar bikes...
06-13-23, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,304
Posted By AJW2W11E

Good idea! I'll get my wife to shoot a picture...

Good idea!
I'll get my wife to shoot a picture this weekend.
04-22-23, 12:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,954
Posted By AJW2W11E

Remember that movie with Brad Pitt where he aged...

Remember that movie with Brad Pitt where he aged in reverse? Can't remember the name.We should be born at age 80 and then after all the stress, tears, hard work, tragedy, lost friends and...
04-18-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,954
Posted By AJW2W11E

Well there's still some humor in this. At this...

Well there's still some humor in this. At this age we become smarter. I'm watching my young neighbor tear apart his car and rebuild it to speed it up,spending wads of money. fully knowing that he'll...
04-15-23, 11:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,954
Posted By AJW2W11E

This may sound childish. Back a few decades, I...

This may sound childish. Back a few decades, I got off the subway to see a huge hoodlum just beating the stuffing out of a well dressed man . I remember bellowing "What the He'll is going on here! "...
04-15-23, 12:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,954
Posted By AJW2W11E

What do you miss most about being on the other side of 50?

I don't mind the loss of muscle mass. Kind of miss smiles from pretty girls, but that's not a show stopper. I can do without sprinting...when I was 45 , I beat my neighbor's kid in a 40 yard...
03-18-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,171
Posted By AJW2W11E

Lately I find the best thing to do is not watch...

Lately I find the best thing to do is not watch the clock. I even avoid the security camera on my garage door. So I have no idea of my time.Of course, maybe I could set my tire pressure at 156 psi....
03-01-23, 10:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,967
Posted By AJW2W11E

I know a 47 year old guy named George Santos who...

I know a 47 year old guy named George Santos who is faster than most NFL players at 4.2 seconds. He was the guy who invented the bicycle.
02-28-23, 09:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,967
Posted By AJW2W11E

Thanks all for being so honest.I feel much better...

Thanks all for being so honest.I feel much better now. But I sure miss being young and spry. The reason I posted this was the other day I saw a young lady run after a bus she missed and actually...
02-28-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By AJW2W11E

Is this bike better than a 2016 Giant Defy?

My 2016 Defy is a great bike, but sometimes I wish it had some frame flex. It's all aluminum, no carbon fork. Is this any better?...
02-26-23, 02:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By AJW2W11E

Good advice. Some things just take...

Good advice. Some things just take time.​​​​​​​Today I rode at five mph and just enjoyed the bouncing of the tires and playing with the gears and the rhythm of my legs. Probably should do that again...
02-20-23, 12:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By AJW2W11E

Why can't the mind do this everytime?

There have been days I've gone out where my mind just didn't cooperate. Thoughts of work. Worries about kids. Pedestrians and dogs on invisible leashes,and children every ten feet. Legs that felt...
02-05-23, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By AJW2W11E

I finally found the dream bike I am looking for!

I perused the ads all the time. Every free chance I was on Craigslist or Offerup. I was chasing that carbon fiber dream machine , the one with the perfect geometry, mathematically perfect frame flex,...
01-26-23, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By AJW2W11E

Can't outrun youngsters now but my Back has recovered!

I'm only 5 10 . To get some speed, I tried that trick where you raise your seat so high that you are on tippy toes when you are at a stop. I think I bumped it up 2 and a half inches.
It worked for...
12-18-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,247
Posted By AJW2W11E

Thanks for all feedback. I am a second...

Thanks for all feedback.
I am a second generation immigrant so I thought it was important to do the right thing. There were different ideas here and I respect them all. The important thing to...
12-18-22, 08:45 PM
12-17-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,247
Posted By AJW2W11E

I thought about it . This wasn't a violent crime....

I thought about it . This wasn't a violent crime. You put the seller in jail, and then he's out and maybe homeless, and a bigger burden on society.
(our city has a major homeless problem)
So I...
12-16-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,247
Posted By AJW2W11E

Need help.I bought a really nice bike today and it shows as Stolen

I bought a really nice bike today. It's a Cannondale Synapse...
I went to check the Part Number on the bottom bracket to see what model bike I bought.
Turns out it was a Serial Number and it shows...
06-06-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,995
Posted By AJW2W11E

What can you do after a brisk 25 mile ride ?

What can you do after a brisk 25 mile ride? I'm in my late 50's . Before when everyone was working on home, I had extra time.
I spent that on my heavy gravel bike and over that time I somehow...
06-03-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By AJW2W11E

I thought about that. But my Diverse is my main...

I thought about that. But my Diverse is my main ride and being a daily rider, I just didnt want to have to change tires everytime the weather changes to heavy rain , which it does every 30 minutes...
01-17-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,070
Posted By AJW2W11E

I am very grateful and thankful for this forum....

I am very grateful and thankful for this forum. Don't know a single SSer, never seen another one on the roads, so all my education has been here....
01-16-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By AJW2W11E

I googled my bike -- a Toughroad- and I found a...

I googled my bike -- a Toughroad- and I found a picture showing there is a gap.
01-11-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By AJW2W11E

It all went back together today ,I pulled out the...

It all went back together today ,I pulled out the cup on the other side. Everything went back in solid and smooth, but I am replacing it like Rolla said. I had her broken down over the holidays to...
01-06-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By AJW2W11E

Thanks I replaced the whole cable and I retuned...

Thanks I replaced the whole cable and I retuned the entire rear and...then I remembered how bad the front derailleur was shifting and I ordered the parts to fix that..only because of you guys on this...
01-03-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By AJW2W11E

Thanks for your help. That was embarrassing.

Thanks for your help. That was embarrassing.
12-24-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,070
Posted By AJW2W11E

Thank you very much with all humility and...

Thank you very much with all humility and respect. Some of it was course memory.
Actually, if you use your downhill segments to build speed for the uphill segments, it's not that bad.
Also, I'm on...
12-22-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,070
Posted By AJW2W11E

I/m waiting to get my 16 T free wheel parts from...

I/m waiting to get my 16 T free wheel parts from White . That should make it easier.
12-11-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,382
Posted By AJW2W11E

I had full shoulder replacement with a metal ball...

I had full shoulder replacement with a metal ball . Itís called a Ream and Run. You have to work hard to rehabilitate it, and some of its painful. Google ďDr. Frederick Masten, UWĒ . Prior to the...
10-26-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,749
Posted By AJW2W11E

Yes I am new to bikes and I now realize that...

Yes I am new to bikes and I now realize that after reading about them. Definitely no posts.

I read this link below and realize now the pads have to be set differently . Guess that's my issue ....
10-24-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,040
Posted By AJW2W11E

This winter Iím going with two chains. Every week...

This winter Iím going with two chains. Every week I am taking one off and sticking the other one on, and soaking the gunked up one in carburetor cleaner. Of course they say not to reuse the kwik link...
10-22-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,696
Posted By AJW2W11E

I think itís more of a superstition thing. ďDonít...

I think itís more of a superstition thing. ďDonít change anythingĒ That handlebar came with my Pista and it was ugly when I got it,
10-21-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By AJW2W11E

I am very frugal and I used an ACS Paws as my...

I am very frugal and I used an ACS Paws as my first freewheel. I do a lot of hills. I was worried it might fail at the most dangerous time, when youíre near a peak , and moving very slowly.
At low...
10-21-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,014
Posted By AJW2W11E

lol I love lawyers and law firms. Especially the...

lol I love lawyers and law firms. Especially the big box firms that have hundreds of them, all trying to climb the ladder. I can just imagine them trying to turn a bad brake pad into a 300k lawsuit ....
10-19-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,014
Posted By AJW2W11E

Not to change the subject but I stripped my...

Not to change the subject but I stripped my single speed down last weekend, redid the bearings, replaced the bottom bracket and repainted the handlebars, new brakes. New chain, chainring and...
10-12-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By AJW2W11E

Lol I thought I was the only one who cheated. I...

Lol I thought I was the only one who cheated. I use that 3M spray on adhesive you get at Home Depot. Made for gluing headliners inside a car, etc. .
Google 3M Super 77. Yes I put Mr Tuffy liners...
10-11-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By AJW2W11E

It's good to see people are so conscientious.

It's good to see people are so conscientious.
10-08-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,072
Posted By AJW2W11E

Sometimes I think frame geometry plays a role...

Sometimes I think frame geometry plays a role also. I have a Bianchi Pista with essentially the same seat as my Giant Toughride. My butt hurts after 20 miles on the Toughride but feels great after...
10-02-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,125
Posted By AJW2W11E

I would feel restricted and perhaps even...

I would feel restricted and perhaps even claustrophobic in tight lycra or spandex. Love baggy shorts and clothes.
I hope nobody gets upset at me, I also love to ride with my shirt off. Partially...
09-30-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By AJW2W11E

actually I was using the wrong size chain both...

actually I was using the wrong size chain both times.
09-27-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,125
Posted By AJW2W11E

Anyone else out there not using padded shorts?

Silly question.Iím pretty new to riding, I am coming up on my 18 th month of riding, rarely missing a day. I have a Bianchi Pista and a Giant Tough road. I never got around to buying padded shorts...
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