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Forum: Road Cycling 07-13-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,174
Posted By motorthings
Glad to know I am not the only one this has...

Glad to know I am not the only one this has happened to...riding a MUP by a golf course, heard something in the branches in the tree above me, then got smacked in the glasses by a golfball. luckily...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By motorthings
just to be sure, you did start out without the...

just to be sure, you did start out without the cable attached (or with slack), in order to set the limit screw, yes?
it's a long shot, but if you didn't, the cable could be stopping the travel to...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By motorthings
I am 47, and started having knee surgeries in the...

I am 47, and started having knee surgeries in the 70s for CP (due to Ehlers Danlos - Hypermobility type)
I've been through PT too many times to count, and know what works for me...maybe it will help...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-07-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,084
Posted By motorthings
For racing and aggressive riding, I prefer SRAM...

For racing and aggressive riding, I prefer SRAM because the tactile feedback is more clear. I know when the gear changes because I can hear it and feel it clearly in the shifter. Some call the action...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,007
Posted By motorthings
surprised nobody mentioned trying cycling shorts...

surprised nobody mentioned trying cycling shorts (OP didn't say).
correct clothing makes this sport much more comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-04-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 806
Posted By motorthings
i peed on myself at post #3...

i peed on myself at post #3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) of the thread...was that too soon?
Forum: Road Cycling 04-28-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,796
Posted By motorthings
pitching a tent makes it hard for me to ride...

pitching a tent makes it hard for me to ride no-handed
Forum: Road Cycling 04-27-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,796
Posted By motorthings
fore/aft location of the seat in relation to the...

fore/aft location of the seat in relation to the crank center makes a big difference in ease of riding no-hands. did you old bike have the seat further back of the crank?
Forum: Road Cycling 04-24-16, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By motorthings
speedplay sells diff length screws, and you can...

speedplay sells diff length screws, and you can also find them sometimes at the hardware store.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By motorthings
could not agree more....when i first switched to...

could not agree more....when i first switched to speedplays, I had not used enough blue loctite (on longer non-speedplay-pre-loctited screws), and had my cleat fall off mid-ride.
"no problem", i...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-04-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By motorthings
I had an R3 that cracked in exactly the same...

I had an R3 that cracked in exactly the same place, got an R5 frame and crankset for free via warranty.
One of our mechanics went through 4 or 5 RS frames just like this, and eventually got set up...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-04-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,584
Posted By motorthings
I'm 5'11" and have medium s7 Equipe and s5 Uno...

I'm 5'11" and have medium s7 Equipe and s5 Uno (from the assos outlet).
I had to have the s7 shoulder straps lengthened, as they were much tighter than the s5, and too tight for my taste.
My next...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-06-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 575
Posted By motorthings
light actions should be fine for you the key...

light actions should be fine for you

the key to correct function is installing the cleats with the correct shims. many shops don't do it right, and that makes clipping in and out very difficult.,...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-05-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,950
Posted By motorthings
and just added turn options to the Richmond...

and just added turn options to the Richmond course, to add variety and/or flatness
Forum: Road Cycling 02-04-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By motorthings
tried zipps, mavics, shimano over the years for...

tried zipps, mavics, shimano over the years for racing and riding, and the c24's are far and away my favorite for value, ride, and light weight.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-28-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By motorthings
as a veteran of 6 knee surgeries due to...

as a veteran of 6 knee surgeries due to osteoarthritis (Ehlers Danlos - Hypermobility type), what keeps me going are

Celebrex
speedplay pedals
higher cadence
good shoe inserts (dialed in by the...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-16-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,546
Posted By motorthings
now i can proceed with my daily...

now i can proceed with my daily activities....sarcasm from rpenmanparker and a few lovely jewels from Maelochs. thanks for setting things right with the world.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-15-15, 10:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,546
Posted By motorthings
How did this statement avoid even the smallest...

How did this statement avoid even the smallest smattering of mirth? Have you all lost your minds?
Forum: Road Cycling 12-15-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 857
Posted By motorthings
use thin liners that have a pocket for warmers on...

use thin liners that have a pocket for warmers on the back under your regular gloves, and use chemical warmers.
i have arachnodactyly (spider fingers), and a harder time than anyone i have ever met...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-23-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,861
Posted By motorthings
41% faster

41% faster
Forum: Road Cycling 09-30-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By motorthings
not a TKR yet, but had a PFJR April 14th, and am...

not a TKR yet, but had a PFJR April 14th, and am finally getting back to something close to my condition from last summer. Swelling has been the biggest issue, since it makes the knee weaker, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-30-15, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By motorthings
if you are fit correctly to your bike, your...

if you are fit correctly to your bike, your muscles are already working best through the correct range of extension, and going beyond that range generally seems to only cause injury.
had you been...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-29-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By motorthings
what was the reason for raising your seat in the...

what was the reason for raising your seat in the first place?
Forum: Road Cycling 09-22-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By motorthings
same here...there is a fine line between a screw...

same here...there is a fine line between a screw that is long enough to engage properly and one that goes through the base plate and starts pushing the plate away from the sole of the shoe.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-22-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By motorthings
I use a speedplay 5mm shim plate to make up for a...

I use a speedplay 5mm shim plate to make up for a 6mm leg length diff, and had to get a few different lengths of screws from Speedplay (and the hardware store) to get the best thread engagement, but...
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