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Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-14-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,690
Posted By roccobike
So do today's events add to the argument there...

So do today's events add to the argument there needs to be more fan control? Some real jerks out there spoiling a good bike race.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By roccobike
This and stretch after a ride are the two changes...

This and stretch after a ride are the two changes I'm going to make. I don't stretch after a ride and that may be resulting in tightened muscles that haven't completely recovered before the next...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By roccobike
Thigh Pain

I noticed on several recent rides that I'm getting pain in my thighs on longer rides of over 40 miles. On shorter rides, there is some minor pain, but it only really kicks in on long rides.
The...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-07-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By roccobike
Unlocked, any bike will disappear. Locked, a...

Unlocked, any bike will disappear. Locked, a Huffy or Magna are pretty safe from being stolen, maybe not safe to ride, but not from being stolen. As for a Surly, the more you disguise it by messing...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-14-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,131
Posted By roccobike
The wheelset on the Merlin is actually pretty...

The wheelset on the Merlin is actually pretty decent. The Nashbar probably has bottom of the line, el cheapo Alex or Weinmann wheels. Still, I'd get the Nashbar for the Sora over Claris. If you...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-14-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,230
Posted By roccobike
I do look down on Wal Mart bikes but I understand...

I do look down on Wal Mart bikes but I understand that not everyone can afford a LBS bike. If someone has to buy or wants to buy a Wal-Mart/Target/Kmart big box bike, stay away from dual suspension...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-14-16, 06:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,302
Posted By roccobike
Another Pepper Spray user. Works well on both...

Another Pepper Spray user. Works well on both types of dogs, 4 legged and 2 legged.
Others I ride with try water and it usually works, but when it doesn't, they want to know where I am so I can hit...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-02-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,015
Posted By roccobike
There are so many different opinions on this. ...

There are so many different opinions on this. Here's mine.
Vintage: I subscribe to the 25 year rule. I believe this is the most common time frame used by states in the US to determine if a car is...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-24-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,689
Posted By roccobike
I picked up this Tarmac as a back-up to the Giant...

I picked up this Tarmac as a back-up to the Giant OCR-C. As you might guess, the Tarmac took over as top dog after a few rides. So last year I picked up a Roubaix figuring the Zerts inserts would...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-24-16, 07:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,227
Posted By roccobike
My Tarmac and Roubaix make very little noise. I...

My Tarmac and Roubaix make very little noise. I don't recall my Giant OCR-C making any strange or loud noises from the frame. My aluminum Cannondale was loud, that one you could hear coming up on...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-24-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,170
Posted By roccobike
If you have a fused neck no wonder you're...

If you have a fused neck no wonder you're thinking of selling with that stem. I have double fusion in my neck. Been riding road bikes since 2007 with the fusion. You need to replace that stem with...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,170
Posted By roccobike
Cannondale is owned by Dorel, doubt that they're...

Cannondale is owned by Dorel, doubt that they're in trouble unless Wally World stopped selling bikes as many of those are made by Dorel as well. Giant is, well, giant. They make frames for most of...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-23-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,883
Posted By roccobike
+1, I returned at 55 and am currently 69. My...

+1, I returned at 55 and am currently 69. My best year was when I turned 63. Regularly rode with 18MPH groups, rode with a few 20MPH groups, did one ride at 22.3 avg speed and completed a century...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By roccobike
Good point. If I sell them, I'll use CL. ...

Good point. If I sell them, I'll use CL. However, I'll give the groups I ride with first shot at them before I list them. If we believe we can get substantially more on ebay, we may go that way...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By roccobike
Ksyrium and Open Pro Value Question, Need Input

I donate my time to a church charity bike ministry. Recently we received a donation of two, brand new wheelsets. Both of these appear to be from around the 2005 to 2007 era. One is a Mavic Ksyrium...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-27-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By roccobike
Thanks, I bought the DA 7800 brakes last year. ...

Thanks, I bought the DA 7800 brakes last year. Installed them with some Koolstop salmon colored pads. You're right, they perform great.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-27-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By roccobike
Just wanted to follow up and thank all those who...

Just wanted to follow up and thank all those who responded. The DA 7800 Shifters just arrived in the mail today. I'm going to buy some new cables, than begin installing them. Should have...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-27-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,044
Posted By roccobike
Interesting thread. I was just thinking about it...

Interesting thread. I was just thinking about it last week, all the new bikes showing up at rides this year but no disc brakes with the "fast" bikes until yesterday. For the first time I saw a...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By roccobike
IMHO, stay away from bikes with 27" wheels. As a...

IMHO, stay away from bikes with 27" wheels. As a rule these are low end bike. They don't handle as well as the 700C bikes and they're generally faster. There are exceptions, but not worth looking...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By roccobike
Brake/Shifters, DA7800 or Ultegra 6700, Which Is Better?

It looks like one of the Ultegra 6600 brifters on my bike is failing and can't be repaired. Assuming it's toast, I'm looking at replacing both. I'm considering used DA7800 or Ultegra 6700. The...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By roccobike
Well, I removed the brifter, soaked it in WD-40,...

Well, I removed the brifter, soaked it in WD-40, then tried soaking with Tri-flow. No improvement. Next I dropped it into a sonic bath with a 50/50 mix of water and Simple Green. I ran four, 5...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-20-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,340
Posted By roccobike
OP, I can only share what I'm finding with the...

OP, I can only share what I'm finding with the groups I ride with. We try to keep each "group" to 5 bikes, and never more than 10. This way we not only separate by speed, but assure that cars...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By roccobike
That's a good point as this cable was not...

That's a good point as this cable was not replaced since I purchased the bike. Hey, what have I got to lose, a new cable???? Well worth it if I can recover the brifter. I'll try replacing the...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-19-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,273
Posted By roccobike
Same here. First year I was lucky to keep up...

Same here. First year I was lucky to keep up with a C group. By the end of the second year I was able to ride with the fast bikes, but it took two full riding seasons to get there.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By roccobike
Thanks Retro Grouch, I tried your suggestion,...

Thanks Retro Grouch, I tried your suggestion, but no improvements. I went further. I disconnected the derailer from the shifter. The problem is with the shifter. While placing some tension on...
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