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11-22-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By fujidon

I'm 67 years old. I'm not "training" per se. I'm...

I'm 67 years old. I'm not "training" per se. I'm just trying to minimize age-related loss so I can enjoy long rides on nice days. Yes, I could go harder on the trainer, but I already find it...
11-13-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By fujidon

Here's my "too sentimental to sell" thread:...

Here's my "too sentimental to sell" thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1236140-should-i-sell.html

So I understand your mixed emotions
11-07-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By fujidon

Using a tape measure, I read 3-3/8". Of...

Using a tape measure, I read 3-3/8".

Of course, curiosity has me wondering why you want this measurement.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,189
Posted By fujidon

Thanks for the Tifosi recommendation. I ordered...

Thanks for the Tifosi recommendation. I ordered the non-polarized with the AC (all condition) lens. It's exactly what I was looking for and I'm very happy with them.

In fact, I like them so much,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,189
Posted By fujidon

Thanks, I just ordered a pair of Tifosi sunglass...

Thanks, I just ordered a pair of Tifosi sunglass at Amazon.
10-09-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By fujidon

40 PSI in a tube outside of the tire is quite a...

40 PSI in a tube outside of the tire is quite a lot. I too have tested patched tubes to insure the integrity of the patch, but I don't think I've ever approached anything near 40 PSI. 5 to 10 PSI is...
10-09-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By fujidon

Just to be clear, a hole was blown through the...

Just to be clear, a hole was blown through the patch WHILE the tube was installed?

I've had the non-glue instant patches fail after many miles, but the air leaked out BEHIND the patch. It's just...
09-12-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,848
Posted By fujidon

I've been following this thread from the first...

I've been following this thread from the first post. I don't recall anyone trying to convert others.

But, if you do feel that it's so, why not post directly to the "clipless advocate" instead of a...
09-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,848
Posted By fujidon

Shirley, you jest.

Shirley, you jest.
09-11-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,848
Posted By fujidon

It may take a while, but unclipping from a...

It may take a while, but unclipping from a cleated pedal system (ironically called "clipless") becomes as second nature as putting a foot down when you stop.

When I first switched to SPD pedals, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By fujidon

If it picked up that much dirt in just 150 miles,...

If it picked up that much dirt in just 150 miles, then yes, it could be your choice of lube, but I think it's more likely that it's a case of too much lube.

I lube my chains the day before a ride...
09-01-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,779
Posted By fujidon

There's nothing quite like designing a system...

There's nothing quite like designing a system with total disregard of normal human behavior and then expecting that behavior to magically change.
08-26-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,993
Posted By fujidon

Even at 15 mph there's a difference... the...

Even at 15 mph there's a difference... the varsity is much prettier. Of course, it was my first "real" bike so I may be biased.
08-06-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By fujidon

A similar thought occurred to me and it's a big...

A similar thought occurred to me and it's a big part of why I'm leaning towards selling it.

Not to mention that I already have 2 other road bikes and road-worthy gravel bike. I never intended to...
08-05-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By fujidon

Should I Sell It?

I bought this bike (Raleigh Team) in 2007. My first carbon fiber bike. About 16lbs and with full Ultegra. I haven't ridden it in a couple of years because the riding position is a little too...
07-09-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,652
Posted By fujidon

It's an outdated term (and one that I wouldn't...

It's an outdated term (and one that I wouldn't use because I find it disrespectful) for a tank top.
07-06-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,048
Posted By fujidon

Finding a sport drink for our water bottles that...

Finding a sport drink for our water bottles that matches the color of our bike.
11-19-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,452
Posted By fujidon

I always assumed that everyone mounted from the...

I always assumed that everyone mounted from the left. It's where the kickstand is/was. It's how to mount a horse (the horse expects it). It's the side where you would walk a bike from (to avoid...
10-02-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,754
Posted By fujidon

There are many ways to express your dislike of...

There are many ways to express your dislike of poking fun at Trump because of what many see as irony. This isn't one of them. Especially not the name-calling.
09-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,213
Posted By fujidon

I would love to see more folks cycling. It's good...

I would love to see more folks cycling. It's good for health (mental and physical) and for this blue marble we live on. If that means riding an inexpensive bike from a discount department store, I'm...
09-22-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,213
Posted By fujidon

That is a beautiful bike. If she enjoys it,...

That is a beautiful bike. If she enjoys it, that's all that matters.
09-20-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,458
Posted By fujidon

You may want to consider a bike path for your...

You may want to consider a bike path for your first few rides. If you can find one that's lightly used, that's even better. That could give you a feel as to whether or not you enjoy riding.

I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,882
Posted By fujidon

Lunch, extra water, snacks, cell phone, wallet,...

Lunch, extra water, snacks, cell phone, wallet, face mask, extra pair of glasses, rain jacket... sometimes we're not all out there to just hammer.
08-30-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,964
Posted By fujidon

Goof is OK, but my favorite, which is not as easy...

Goof is OK, but my favorite, which is not as easy to find, is a product called Citra Solv. It's a concentrate, but I always use it straight. A little goes a long way.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,907
Posted By fujidon

I haven't found any difference between chamois...

I haven't found any difference between chamois cream and hand cream.

Here's what I use:
https://www.cvs.com/bizcontent/merchandising/productimages/large/72140014193.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,001
Posted By fujidon

I feel like I just got some great answers to a...

I feel like I just got some great answers to a question I've never had :)
08-26-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,261
Posted By fujidon

You may be doing a lot more riding than me so...

You may be doing a lot more riding than me so replacing bar tape every 3-4 months seems extraordinarily excessive to me.

FWIW, I replace mine on an as-need basis which is more like 3-4 YEARS, And...
08-26-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,261
Posted By fujidon

I think this is one of the most overlooked tips...

I think this is one of the most overlooked tips when using electrical tape. If the final wrap(s) have tension, the tape will slowly unwrap exposing the sticky glue. I keep a scissor handy for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By fujidon

Actually the Trek 520 (the 2021 version) has thru...

Actually the Trek 520 (the 2021 version) has thru axles. For a touring bike, I think agree that's preferred
08-25-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By fujidon

I subscribe because I like to follow certain...

I subscribe because I like to follow certain conversations, not just the ones I posted in. I thought everyone did that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By fujidon

Look at it from his perspective. He's riding...

Look at it from his perspective.
He's riding faster than you, after he passes you, you sprint ahead of him only to slow down again forcing him to pass you again. He couldn't know that you were...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By fujidon

I got rear-ended when my bike was on a rack. The...

I got rear-ended when my bike was on a rack. The bike was totaled. The insurance company (GEICO) gave me 90% of the price I paid. I was completely happy with that.

I didn't expect it, but as it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,921
Posted By fujidon

You must be very lucky to live where there are...

You must be very lucky to live where there are great MUP's. Around here, the longest one is about 3 miles. It would excruciatingly tedious to try and get in a decent ride repeating the same 3 miles...
08-22-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,087
Posted By fujidon

I wave. Sometimes my hand rises off the bar and...

I wave. Sometimes my hand rises off the bar and sometimes not. If safety considerations prevent me from waving, I don't wave and I'm fine with that.

If oncoming cyclists never look my way, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,921
Posted By fujidon

I consider myself an avid cyclist. MUP's are not...

I consider myself an avid cyclist. MUP's are not for avid cyclists when they're being avid.
I will ride on MUP's, but I consider them to be primarily for pedestrians. That means I'm down to just...
08-14-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,596
Posted By fujidon

I have a touring bike which I consider my slow...

I have a touring bike which I consider my slow bike, but my usual ride is a Fuji Pro carbon. I also have a hybrid, but that's really slow and I reserve it for trails.

On hills, I strongly prefer...
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