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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-29-16, 06:26 AM
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Posted By DougG
Is this problem with mounting tires on certain...

Is this problem with mounting tires on certain rims related to the trend toward tubeless tires on road bikes and resulting changes in rim design? I know that with my GP4000s 700x25 tires on my wheels...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-16-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By DougG
The Cannondale came with a 12-27, which I changed...

The Cannondale came with a 12-27, which I changed out for the SRAM 12-32 a while ago (and, as I said, I end up in the 15-22 range frequently). But at 70yo and never a great climber, I really need low...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-16-16, 08:44 AM
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Posted By DougG
Comments on Gearing

I really don't want this to turn into (yet another) double vs. triple thread since we've kinda beat that one to death, but I did want to make some comments on what I find to be a major difference for...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-06-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By DougG
I think it's the "no obstacles" issue here, since...

I think it's the "no obstacles" issue here, since it does work when close and unobstructed. My Nexus 5x has no trouble playing over BT with other devices, such as in my car even when it's in a gym...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-06-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By DougG
I'm returning my earbuds later today, but I took...

I'm returning my earbuds later today, but I took them along on a 40-miler yesterday for a final test. It was cool in the morning and I was wearing my jacket with the phone in one of the side zip...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By DougG
Wow. I have a ton of questions about how they...

Wow. I have a ton of questions about how they work (e.g., two separate "devices" to keep charged?), how you'd control them, etc. It will be interesting to read about them once they're generally...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By DougG
Thanks. I'm going to be travelling for a couple...

Thanks. I'm going to be travelling for a couple weeks, but when I get back I plan on ordering a pair and will let you know how they work out for me.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,289
Posted By DougG
I can't believe it's approaching 8 years since I...

I can't believe it's approaching 8 years since I retired, and I pretty much still feel the way you do now. I'm up early because there are things that I want to do: running, cycling, or just having...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By DougG
My wife and I keep giving lip service to doing...

My wife and I keep giving lip service to doing something like this, but every time I look in my basement shop and closets, I get a headache just thinking of all of the stuff that we'd have to dispose...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By DougG
Those look quite interesting, but for that price...

Those look quite interesting, but for that price I'd really have to try them out first for a couple of reasons. First off, how do they work while wearing glasses? I generally avoid earbuds with...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-03-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By DougG
Strangely, the ones I have worked just fine on an...

Strangely, the ones I have worked just fine on an 8-mile run the other day with the phone in my running jacket side pocket, but were not so great today. For one thing, I'm going to make sure that I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-03-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By DougG
Bluetooth earbuds

OK, I'm wouldn't wear earbuds in any sort of road or traffic situation, but I do a lot of solo riding out on a rural MUP where it gets pretty boring at times, and I wouldn't mind listening to music...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-20-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,488
Posted By DougG
Late to this discussion, but wanted to add that...

Late to this discussion, but wanted to add that most of the "non-essential" expenditures that I make are due to winter boredom, when online shopping and working on the bikes in the comfort of my...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-19-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 230,803
Posted By DougG
If I recall correctly, there was a supply problem...

If I recall correctly, there was a supply problem with the HED Belgiums at the time. I also did it partially because I liked the look of the black anodized brake tracks and just wanted something a...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-18-16, 03:09 PM
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Views: 230,803
Posted By DougG
This was one of those days that makes me glad to...

This was one of those days that makes me glad to be retired (not that I really need much reminding!). After a month of really crappy weather (previous weekend with highs in the 30s, snow and sleet),...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-12-16, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,320
Posted By DougG
+1! I have B-17s on both my road bikes, including...

+1! I have B-17s on both my road bikes, including a Cannondale Synapse Carbon, and they are comfortable for me regardless of distance, as well as on multi-day rides. I have also become a believer in...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-10-16, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 230,803
Posted By DougG
Ever considered custom wheels? I ordered mine...

Ever considered custom wheels? I ordered mine from prowheelbuilder.com with H+Son rims, White T11 hubs, Sapim spokes, etc. The ride is especially smooth with the wider-type rims....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-23-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 230,803
Posted By DougG
We're probably talking about the same thing,...

We're probably talking about the same thing, which is not an issue of function, but a bit weird at first...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-23-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 230,803
Posted By DougG
As a comment on typical prostate enlargement...

As a comment on typical prostate enlargement issues, I recently started taking Tamsulosin (Flomax) and it has made a huge difference. I'm back to getting up usually only once during the night, no...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-30-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By DougG
If I could design the bike myself, it would...

If I could design the bike myself, it would probably have a triple. My older, heavier road bike has a 105 triple with 10-spd 12-27 cassette. On that bike, I find that I'm on the middle ring 95%+ of...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-28-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By DougG
Well, it's January in Michigan so yes, it's...

Well, it's January in Michigan so yes, it's unridden at this time. The cassette is brand new and so is the chain, and the other pieces were spiffed up while I had it apart. All my bikes usually look...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-26-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By DougG
Old Guy's Hill Assist

This is the one change I made to my prime road bike last week when doing my annual winter maintenance: a 12-36 10-spd cassette to go along with the 50-34 compact crank and give me an...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-07-15, 07:38 AM
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Views: 230,803
Posted By DougG
I was just reminded this week (as if I needed to...

I was just reminded this week (as if I needed to be) about the joys of being retired. We had a run of several record-warmth days in a row, with temps in the mid-70s (normal highs are mid-50s) and the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-04-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,363
Posted By DougG
I did some research on this a while ago when I...

I did some research on this a while ago when I was considering a new bike and I am pretty sure that you could use the Rival 1x11 RD and cassette with the 2x11 shifters and FD. After all, the RD...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-02-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,412
Posted By DougG
I think you're correct on that. I did this at...

I think you're correct on that. I did this at least two years ago and can't remember the exact model, but it must have been the 9-speed model. In any case, it works well and has not presented any...
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