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11-28-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Hermes

You have me beat. I have a 6 digit number. ...

You have me beat. I have a 6 digit number.

It is wonderful that you are back in game and training again for racing. Kudos.
11-28-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 683
Posted By daniell

These are definitely for cantilever brakes. I...

These are definitely for cantilever brakes. I don't think that V brakes were available when these lever came out. The spring action on one side of the brake is very weak.
11-27-23, 07:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,833
Posted By phughes

You're just a shill for Big Whale Oil.

You're just a shill for Big Whale Oil.
11-27-23, 04:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,833
Posted By ChromeChainstay

i own a merlin agilis compact from 2002,witth a...

i own a merlin agilis compact from 2002,witth a new r8000 group and new ksyrium elites. saving it for retirement.

btw - new campagnolo 10spd der. on ebay right now

105 is good stuff

nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-23, 11:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,233
Posted By zandoval

Its not how fast but what is too Fast... I...

Its not how fast but what is too Fast...

I remember in 75 coming down from the mountains through Rossate di Sopra Italy. In those days not all the roads were well paved. We were going way too fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,233
Posted By john m flores

70mph in Colorado on a Raleigh Technium.

70mph in Colorado on a Raleigh Technium.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,233
Posted By t2p

48 mph tried a number of times to hit 50...

48 mph

tried a number of times to hit 50 and was unsuccessful

we had an informal ‘50 club’ - many of the riders in our loose group were members - but not me
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,233
Posted By indyfabz

49.5 fully loaded. Never again.

49.5 fully loaded. Never again.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,233
Posted By 79pmooney

An undocumented probably 55. The Stow race over...

An undocumented probably 55. The Stow race over Smuggler's Notch 46 years ago. Our pace car was a local cop. He had to do 60 between corners to stay ahead of us.

That decent made me a total...
11-25-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jtnb1972

This was the trick! $2.69 from the hardware...

This was the trick! $2.69 from the hardware store, 8x1.25 bolt. Washers. No heat required.

I feel pretty foolish. Long and varied mechanical background and I was turning THE WRONG WAY.

Turns...
11-24-23, 10:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,457
Posted By abdon

I'm not a fan of slapping a motor on a bike but

I must say I'm mesmerized by the total package they pulled here.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-23, 06:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 705
Posted By choddo

He's already fixed it by re-aligning the caliper.

He's already fixed it by re-aligning the caliper.
11-22-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By dedhed

Nothing missing. standard cartridge bottom...

Nothing missing. standard cartridge bottom bracket.

​​​​​​https://youtu.be/yBnYoYVTnlo
11-22-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By Terex

There's a 70+ cycling group on FB and what some...

There's a 70+ cycling group on FB and what some of those people do is amazing. It's all good and highly individual. Some people aren't cut out for speed or distance, others are. Even the best will...
11-22-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By rsbob

Even in a pace line, if you can maintain 24 MPH...

Even in a pace line, if you can maintain 24 MPH at the 50 mile mark, hats off to you. Even in my 40s that would have been a real feat. In my 30s I did have one 20 MPH average speed over a century...
11-20-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I confess to not even watching the video. Why...

I confess to not even watching the video. Why would I do that? Late's quote, presumably from the video, is right on, I would say. We are all outliers, not normal. I don't know anyone my age not...
11-20-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By Wileyrat

I retired last January, and my plan has always...

I retired last January, and my plan has always been to spend my days riding (road and mtn), hiking, going to the gym, working around the house, and doing some traveling with the wife. So far, it’s...
11-19-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By gobicycling

,6 grams of protein per pound???? I weigh 160 x...

,6 grams of protein per pound???? I weigh 160 x .6 = 96 grams of protein per day. Anyone do that? 1 egg = 6 grams, 8 oz milk = 7 grams protein. I have seen recs of about .8 grams per Kg. That would...
11-19-23, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,636
Posted By alcjphil

The problem isn't the new chain. It is a worn out...

The problem isn't the new chain. It is a worn out freewheel
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-23, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 705
Posted By Paradox77

I managed to fix it after like 3 more tries. I...

I managed to fix it after like 3 more tries. I pushed both pistons back in, loosen the calipers bolts and instead of doing the hold the brake and tighten method, I just tighten it slightly...
11-19-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By late

The average American is sedentary.. Twenty...

The average American is sedentary..

Twenty something years ago, I realised I was about to enter old age. I did not want to be one of those people who hobbled around, bent, nearly crippled.
11-19-23, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By Steve B.

Agree, not buying it. Iím about the same weight...

Agree, not buying it. Iím about the same weight I was 20 years ago. I am not bulkier from fat and I did not lose 25 lbs of muscle. If anything Iíve added muscle as Iíve been swimming for 10 mos...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 705
Posted By Kontact

Canyon will pay for you to go to a bike shop....

Canyon will pay for you to go to a bike shop. Contact them.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By Biker Pete

My journey so far

Five months ago I got a great carbon fiber bike from 2016, a Kestrel Legend SL. I live in SW Florida where there are no hills. I try to ride every day, leaving from my house on a 9-10 mile loop. Iíve...
11-13-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,833
Posted By wheelreason

I'm thinking of hot dipping my chains in...

I'm thinking of hot dipping my chains in ambergris...
11-13-23, 08:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,833
Posted By Iride01

My 105 5800 shifted every bit as good as it's...

My 105 5800 shifted every bit as good as it's Ultegra equivalent at the time. The only real difference was weight. It was quite a bit heavier. Never had any of the issues others are complaining...
11-09-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Steve B.

Was successful downloading and launching the iPad...

Was successful downloading and launching the iPad version, it connected once I figured out the friggin passkey. Firmware got updated on the derailer and 800 display unit, software told me the...
11-08-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By redshift1

I don't know that shifter system but can you turn...

I don't know that shifter system but can you turn off any features ? If so, you might try turning them off, one by one, until ( hopefully ) you find one that's causing the current draw.
11-07-23, 03:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 797
Posted By randyjawa

I use a 12" or 15" adjustable held snug with a...

I use a 12" or 15" adjustable held snug with a big bolt and washers I used a 5/8" coarse thread bolt with a couple of washers. Works almost every time......
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,509
Posted By TiHabanero

A discolored rotor usually indicates heavy use,...

A discolored rotor usually indicates heavy use, such as hard braking for a longer period of time as when descending a mountain pass. It is possible the dragging brake will cause this, but it needs to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,509
Posted By Koyote

Your bigger concern should be sliding right off...

Your bigger concern should be sliding right off that saddle and over the handlebar.
10-27-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,247
Posted By FBinNY

IME, the single biggest factor causing spoke...

IME, the single biggest factor causing spoke breakage or short wheel life is riding style. At your weight, it's even more important.

So, questions.

How good or bad are your roads?
Do you lift...
10-27-23, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By wheelreason

Yup, that's how I usually do it, also teflon...

Yup, that's how I usually do it, also teflon tubing worlks well, some frames come with some on them, and I have a bunch from racquet stringing. Most newer frames aren't the routing nightmare that...
10-26-23, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By FBinNY

The axle seemingly has an internal hex. If both...

The axle seemingly has an internal hex. If both sides take hex keys, would imply a two piece arranged of some kind. So, get two 5mm (?) Hex keys and try your luck. Just don't go nuts because I'm...
10-10-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,740
Posted By choddo

They probably donít want the liability if you go...

They probably donít want the liability if you go on to crash because something else was damaged. Frame might not be in good shape.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-23, 04:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,229
Posted By eduskator

So here are some pictures of the beast! 1st...

So here are some pictures of the beast! 1st picture is at the shop with the uncut steerer tube and 2nd one is after a ceramic coating applied & the saddle and stem lowered to my specs. That front-end...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,329
Posted By msu2001la

All of the cyclists I know who are at/near...

All of the cyclists I know who are at/near retirement age are crushing it on mileage.
The 65+ age groups in those big gravel races can be pretty intense. Those guys have all the time in the world to...
09-18-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Iride01

If I had a pain that was keeping me off the bike...

If I had a pain that was keeping me off the bike that long, I'd have already seen a doctor. I really think you should too. Probably a orthopedic surgeon if your insurance lets you go directly to...
09-18-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Trakhak

Eleven days; pain hasn't subsided; several...

Eleven days; pain hasn't subsided; several possible explanations, and not all of them benign. See a doctor.
09-16-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By alcjphil

I am capable of removing a wheel without turning...

I am capable of removing a wheel without turning my bike upside down
09-16-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By alcjphil

If hydraulic brakes were that unreliable, cars...

If hydraulic brakes were that unreliable, cars would still have cable operated brakes
09-14-23, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By FBinNY

Generally I prefer to use the bracket that comes...

Generally I prefer to use the bracket that comes with the brakes rather than the one with the bike. This isn't based on hard science, but on a tendency to defer to the closest expert, in this case...
09-09-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,718
Posted By Velo Mule

Yes, you are polishing the paint whether it is...

Yes, you are polishing the paint whether it is steel or aluminum. Where the paint has been chipped off it is a good idea to fill in the chip or missing paint with touch up paint to protected. If...
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...sure. Buy another bike that isn't your...

.
...sure. Buy another bike that isn't your frame size. What could go wrong ? :)
09-02-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

i have yet to meet a boxed bike that didn't need...

i have yet to meet a boxed bike that didn't need some fine tuning to work well. This need is but one reason why many brands still only sell through a LBS. But each company can choose to control their...
08-27-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,433
Posted By RCMoeur

September looms on the calendar. I miss...

September looms on the calendar.

I miss Interbike and all the odd and interesting components from some of the smaller less-well-known booths. It was fun to speculate which ones would go on to some...
08-24-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,951
Posted By asgelle

We're so lucky to have someone here who can see...

We're so lucky to have someone here who can see into every rider's abilities, goals, and training history to prescribe an individualized training regimen just for them.
08-20-23, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jughed

Yes. 100%. I will do an active recovery...

Yes. 100%.

I will do an active recovery ride, followed by a Z2 ride.
08-18-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,313
Posted By gugie

Retirement!

After 33 years in the semiconductor industry, I've finally hit the finish line. I've been joking with rccardr that he's my hero and I hate him - he's been retired since I've known him, and shows up...
08-06-23, 10:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,991
Posted By rsbob

Non-humble brag by a 68 YO. There is a local 2.5...

Non-humble brag by a 68 YO. There is a local 2.5 mile climb, rated by Strava as a category 4. On October 15th 2020, I did the climb in 11:38., today I did it in 10.50. I have been chipping away...
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