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Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-14-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By budopo
Well, had about a 1.5 hour ride this morning. I...

Well, had about a 1.5 hour ride this morning. I opted to try just plain water and no food (I had a bonk breaker with me just in case). I got a little bit hungry, but nothing that I would consider...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-13-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By budopo
I'll try using just a little sports drink mixed...

I'll try using just a little sports drink mixed in with plain water (just to get some electrolytes) and see how that goes. Solid food does seem to work better for me, but I've been using sports...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-12-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By budopo
Need Advice: Getting Really Hungry During Rides

I've done some searching on the 'net, but haven't found anything quite right for my problem. During rides of more than 2 hours or so, I get really, really hungry (gets worse with longer rides and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-28-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By budopo
Here's my 1991 Impulse, still the only bike I...

Here's my 1991 Impulse, still the only bike I ride. 25 years old, and still a sweet ride, and I still admire the workmanship. A couple of years ago, I swapped the Suntour Superbe Pro wheels and...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-06-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,478
Posted By budopo
My 1991 Davidson Impulse. I finally gave in and...

My 1991 Davidson Impulse. I finally gave in and upgraded the wheels to Shimano RS-80 (Dura-Ace rear derailleur and shifters), but kept the crank and brakeset Suntour Superbe Pro.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-20-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,834
Posted By budopo
Well, I went with the Aravis. I figured having a...

Well, I went with the Aravis. I figured having a wider cantle plate would let me sit on the leather and not the plastic, so I thought it'd be more comfortable. Also, the extra real estate is nice...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-08-15, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By budopo
Uneven Hub Bearing Preload and Skipping Chain

Ok, two unrelated (most likely) issues. The bike is a 1991 Davidson Impulse, Shimano RS-80 clinchers, Dura-Ace rear derailleur and shifters (downtube), Suntour Superbe Pro crank, KMC chain.

First...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-18-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By budopo
That crib sheet is just what I needed. It looks...

That crib sheet is just what I needed. It looks like the spacing is 1.05mm narrower, so I need to replace the Suntour 3.85mm spacers with 2.1mm spacers. I'll also need some spacers at the bottom of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-18-15, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By budopo
Convert 7-Speed Freewheel to 10-Speed Spacing?

A couple of years ago, upgraded from a 7-speed freewheel wheelset to a 10-speed wheelset (going from Suntour Superbe Pro hubs and freewheel, which I loved but was getting old in the tooth, to Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-27-13, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By budopo
Hey, thanks! I was wondering if anyone makes a...

Hey, thanks! I was wondering if anyone makes a latex tube with a little butyl added for air retention. I'll have to see if I can find some reviews to see how they ride and what people think of...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-26-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By budopo
Opinions About Michelin vs Challenge Latex Tubes

I've been riding Vredestein latex inner tubes for a couple of years (Vredestein Fortezza TriComp tires). I like them, but they loose air pretty quickly (about 4 psi per hour). I haven't had any...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-08-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By budopo
Ok, no shoe polish. I emailed Gilles...

Ok, no shoe polish.

I emailed Gilles Berthoud and got this response:

"do not worry it is normal , there is no dye on this natural saddle just wax , with the time the color will comes darker...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-08-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By budopo
Ok. I was just surprised that it rubbed off so...

Ok. I was just surprised that it rubbed off so quickly, especially on the nose. I wonder if it's just not a great dye job, or maybe the dye just doesn't penetrate too deeply into the leather. It...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-08-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By budopo
Well, I had a decent ride yesterday, without...

Well, I had a decent ride yesterday, without stopping to adjust the saddle. It still might need some minor adjusting, but I'll wait until I ride some more. It was windy, so I was on the drops for a...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-06-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By budopo
That's good to know, since I did notice that it...

That's good to know, since I did notice that it is quite slippery. With the tilt as it is now, my butt just kind of falls into the right spot, which also helps keep the weight off my arms. The...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-06-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By budopo
Well, I just had my first ride with the new...

Well, I just had my first ride with the new saddle. It's certainly a lot more comfortable than you'd think, judging from its firmness. I started out with just a slight nose-up tilt, but there was a...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-03-13, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By budopo
It looks like the saddle should arrive today or...

It looks like the saddle should arrive today or tomorrow, so I can get it set up for this weekend!

I've still two questions:
1. How much should I take into account the contouring the saddle will...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-02-13, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By budopo
Yeah, I'm thinking of something like that. I...

Yeah, I'm thinking of something like that. I know my Arione is pretty much where it should be, so I'll set the new saddle to as close to that position as possible. I'll keep the nose level. If I...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-01-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By budopo
Thanks everyone for the advice. I figured that I...

Thanks everyone for the advice. I figured that I shouldn't mess with the tension, at least not unless it starts to sag (I assume not for a few years). Also, my Arione is set pretty far forward...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-01-13, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By budopo
Questions Setting Up My First Leather Saddle

Well, I finally bit the bullet and ordered a Gilles Berthoud Aravis touring saddle. It's my first tensioned leather saddle, so I have some questions that I thought I might ask, mostly related to how...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-27-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By budopo
DC Bike Shop Recommendations?

Regarding the earlier thread about Gilles Berthoud saddles, I'll be in the Washington, DC area this weekend (Vienna, VA, specifically). Does anyone know of a shop that carries these saddles? I'm...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-13-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,834
Posted By budopo
Nice! Do post how the Soulor is and how it...

Nice! Do post how the Soulor is and how it compares with the Aspin after you have a few rides in.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-29-13, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,834
Posted By budopo
Nice review, jbithaca. Glad to hear that riding...

Nice review, jbithaca. Glad to hear that riding in the drops was ok, I was concerned about that. I've a fairly narrow sit bone width (100mm), so I'd like to give the Galibier a try, but I was also...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-11-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,834
Posted By budopo
I'm farther south than you (southern Maryland,...

I'm farther south than you (southern Maryland, though I'm from NY City originally), so it's not as cold, but, yeah, winter is not the time to do this kind of equipment evaluation. I'm also in the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-11-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,834
Posted By budopo
Wow, someone my size/shape who's trying out the...

Wow, someone my size/shape who's trying out the same saddles I'm looking to get! Let me know how the Galibier compares.

My Fizik (the old style, before they had the different versions) is a nice...
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