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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-09-16, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By bigfred
Hello there Ms Speedster.

Hello there Ms Speedster.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-08-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By bigfred
I've been absent from the forum for a long while....

I've been absent from the forum for a long while.

Before I could provide any thoughts about your situation, I would need a little bit more background.

1. What are the current wheels that you...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-17-15, 01:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By bigfred
My e-mail inbox has informed me that @TrohajHorse...

My e-mail inbox has informed me that @TrohajHorse and Brawlo are attempting to draw me out of a recent Bikeforums hiatus.

I first adopted 180mm cranks over 25 years ago. I'd been curious about...
Forum: Foo 03-05-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,372
Posted By bigfred
:) Ha,Ha, Ha, None. I tried to get...

:)
Ha,Ha, Ha, None. I tried to get accustomed to them years ago. I never could. People said, "they break in". Mine didn't. They're the only saddle I've ever developed blisters and sores...
Forum: Foo 03-05-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,372
Posted By bigfred
Yep. I think the largest part of "all day...

Yep. I think the largest part of "all day comfort" comes down to a well fit insole.

With regard to the heavily cushioned outsoles vs. traditional leather or sewn welt and vibram, I liken the...
Forum: Foo 03-05-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,372
Posted By bigfred
Everyone seems to be focusing on soft, cushioned...

Everyone seems to be focusing on soft, cushioned soles. However, with the exception of the Dr. Martens that I mentioned, I've had reasonably good luck spending up to 12 hour days standing on...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-05-15, 03:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,730
Posted By bigfred
Cauliflower Cake! ...

Cauliflower Cake!

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a611/forbigfred/Cauliflower%20Cake_zpskjy9fery.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/forbigfred/media/Cauliflower%20Cake_zpskjy9fery.jpg.html)
Forum: Foo 03-03-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,372
Posted By bigfred
Doc Martens, simple reading glasses ...

Doc Martens,

simple reading glasses

Organic whole rolled oats, the big ones with minimal pieces or flour

Still on fresh squeezed orange juice.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-01-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,338
Posted By bigfred
Flat'ish segments aroung here require a tailwind...

Flat'ish segments aroung here require a tailwind AND a cooperative box van or bus :-)
Forum: Road Cycling 02-28-15, 06:19 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,338
Posted By bigfred
Less sword fighting, more photos. Can we...

Less sword fighting, more photos. Can we included winter/off season traing rigs?
Forum: Road Cycling 02-27-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,338
Posted By bigfred
How the heck does a promising photo thread about...

How the heck does a promising photo thread about retired pros' bicycles turn into a debate about strava, electronics (or, lack thereof) and bike fit?
Forum: Road Cycling 02-25-15, 11:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,338
Posted By bigfred
Already been done. Search for "Digital...

Already been done. Search for "Digital EPO".
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-25-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,494
Posted By bigfred
This is an economical bike with a what appears to...

This is an economical bike with a what appears to be a 36h Alex rim.

Simply replacing ALL the spokes with a reputable brand (DT, Sapim, Wheelsmith) 14ga straight and paying particular attention to...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-25-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,338
Posted By bigfred
Jens, while still a pro, showing us all how to...

Jens, while still a pro, showing us all how to race whatever you can find on the side of the road :-)
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I hope he signed the kid's top tube, "Shut Up Legs!"
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-25-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,132
Posted By bigfred
Didn't your mother tell you, "You're definately...

Didn't your mother tell you, "You're definately special." ? But, that probably doesn't have anything to do with how many bike bits you've broken :-)

The concern around such breakages is large....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-25-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,132
Posted By bigfred
Thanks. I've been off grid and off the bike...

Thanks.

I've been off grid and off the bike for a few months. Mrs. Fred and I moved cities. So, Nov./Dec. was a full on effort to refit our modest sailboat and get it ready for a cruise, as...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-25-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,132
Posted By bigfred
In over 30 years of riding, at 250-300lbs, I've...

In over 30 years of riding, at 250-300lbs, I've broken freewheels, cassettes, chains, pedal and bottom bracket spindles and taco'ed my fair share of wheels. But, knock on alloy, I have yet to break...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-24-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,132
Posted By bigfred
He should have wrote, "calliper brakes". I...

He should have wrote, "calliper brakes". I suspect most of us understood and simply let it slide.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-24-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,132
Posted By bigfred
At 350lbs your limiting factor is going to be...

At 350lbs your limiting factor is going to be tires and wheels. When I was at 300, I didn't feel comfortable on 28s, even though there are plenty of tandem teams that use the same width. At your...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-20-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,139
Posted By bigfred
Wow. What a condescending, crap response. ...

Wow. What a condescending, crap response.

There are plenty of reasons for wanting to increase one's knowledge and learn the why's and how's of one's sport or hobby instead of simply paying...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-17-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,859
Posted By bigfred
$45 isn't very much for a complete build. At...

$45 isn't very much for a complete build. At average shop rates that equates to less than 40 minutes. At least you got an excuse for it not being completed.

A really affordable offer to build...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-16-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,859
Posted By bigfred
Did you hand them a new G3? I believe the G3 has...

Did you hand them a new G3? I believe the G3 has a significantly smaller flange diameter than the old SLs with the carbon windows.

Or, did you source an old, used, SL to replace the one that...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-16-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,859
Posted By bigfred
OP, How much did the shop quote for this...

OP,

How much did the shop quote for this build?
Forum: Road Cycling 02-16-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,859
Posted By bigfred
Let me see if I have this straight: The OP...

Let me see if I have this straight:

The OP handed an LBS he usually doesn't do business with a used rim and spokes and a replacement PT hub purchased elsewhere for a rebuild on Tuesday with the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-16-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,139
Posted By bigfred
Here's a link to a reasonable web page on bike...

Here's a link to a reasonable web page on bike fit. Have a read while focusing on what they have to say about your hand's contact points.

http://www.bikefit.com/s-13-road-bikes.aspx

Your...
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