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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-18-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By FrenchFit
Right. I like the phrase I heard from a running...

Right. I like the phrase I heard from a running coach: "Garbage Miles", meaning running above a LSD pace but slower than a hard race pace. The slow/fast variety has worked for me. Interesting...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-16-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,084
Posted By FrenchFit
Frankly, I found cleaning used tires to be kinda...

Frankly, I found cleaning used tires to be kinda smart. I've spotted some cracks, thorns and slices in tires that I couldn't see when they were grungy, especially with MTB tires. I use rubbing...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-16-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,521
Posted By FrenchFit
Interesting quote. You should write a book on...

Interesting quote. You should write a book on what people should and shouldn't do, ... or maybe you shouldn't ... :foo:
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-16-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,521
Posted By FrenchFit
A me too: No scrimping on my kids colleges, or...

A me too: No scrimping on my kids colleges, or have them come out with huge debt, the priority.

But in the meantime something else happened. I lost my thrill with material stuff. I've owned,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-14-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,013
Posted By FrenchFit
Really? It seems entirely logical, genuine to me....

Really? It seems entirely logical, genuine to me.

I am having a blast riding a ridiculous crank forward cruiser now on 20 miles r/ts, (and running 3-4 times a week). I have six nice bikes that...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-14-17, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,309
Posted By FrenchFit
As I put in in another post, this fall off from...

As I put in in another post, this fall off from centerline is referred to (in Hogg's site) as 'tumblehome'. The Pro is particularly harsh in this respect, like sitting on twin peaks. I am currently...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-14-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By FrenchFit
Many thanks for the little wrench. I will sleep...

Many thanks for the little wrench. I will sleep easier thanks to you. :thumb:

Best !
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-04-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By FrenchFit
? The C19 is available pretty much everywhere,...

? The C19 is available pretty much everywhere, and is 184mm wide.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-23-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By FrenchFit
With the reference to 'taper' I was referring to...

With the reference to 'taper' I was referring to what Steve Hogg discusses as 'tumblehome', the arch of the curve along the width of the saddle. Anyway, if you haven't read his discussion of the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-22-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By FrenchFit
Be careful selecting the Pro, the 'taper' as you...

Be careful selecting the Pro, the 'taper' as you call it very aggressive. I ride it for MTB, but I can't tolerate more than a few hours on it for the road. It rides like a much smaller saddle on the...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 01-21-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By FrenchFit
We have a crank forward, '05 Giant Suede, from...

We have a crank forward, '05 Giant Suede, from back in the day when they weren't overbuilt. A very fine ride. I like to ride it time to time because you get a great upper quad and core work-out. ...
Forum: Commuting 01-20-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,786
Posted By FrenchFit
FTA laws pertain to protecting statutory civil...

FTA laws pertain to protecting statutory civil rights, not dress code. There may be a local or state policy about "gang colors" and such on buses, and that's a matter of local governance rule...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-20-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By FrenchFit
Shimano Alloy 8/9/10 Wheelset 16/20spk - Nipples at Hub

I inherited these wheels, they seem OK but entry level, can't read the model number. ??

Weight is not too bad; I guess the nipples at hub is supposed to reduce the rotational mass. I've never...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-16-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By FrenchFit
I, and many other BFers who've posted, ride...

I, and many other BFers who've posted, ride Neuvation, or Neugent Cycling wheelsets. You can spend a lot more and get less. I was 220lbs when I put my first pair of his wheels on my Specialized...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-15-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By FrenchFit
SMP Glider saddle review

Since it was an old post in this forum that encouraged me to try this saddle, here's my review to pass it forward:

To calibrate, I like the B17, B17n and Cabium shapes, though they are too big and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-14-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,327
Posted By FrenchFit
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-13-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,522
Posted By FrenchFit
I think the more difficult question to wrestle...

I think the more difficult question to wrestle with is who might be building bikes, and at what wage, if imports from Asia, Mexico, etc., were slapped with a hefty import tariff. Seems like I heard...
Forum: Commuting 01-13-17, 05:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,334
Posted By FrenchFit
I commuted on an old hi-ten, 10 speed, for a few...

I commuted on an old hi-ten, 10 speed, for a few years. A delightful ride. However, 20m each way? Too much for me, I would end up hating my bike pretty fast.
Forum: Commuting 01-07-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,535
Posted By FrenchFit
+1 Thumbs up for Thudbusters, both long and...

+1

Thumbs up for Thudbusters, both long and short. I use them on my big bikes and hardtail MTBs; never regretted the cost.

However, they are attractive to thieves, now I lock through the...
Forum: Northern California 01-07-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By FrenchFit
I strongly recommend a good map, one designed for...

I strongly recommend a good map, one designed for bike touring - not Google maps or a winery map. My daughter and I did the winery tour thing several years ago, Dry Creek Valley area of Healdsberg. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-05-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 10,150
Posted By FrenchFit
Rule of thumb: If you can't recognize Fred in a...

Rule of thumb: If you can't recognize Fred in a group of cyclists, the Fred is you.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-26-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,703
Posted By FrenchFit
Yep. Not saying I put a hi-ten fork and chromed...

Yep. Not saying I put a hi-ten fork and chromed steel bars on my Roubaix or Bianchi, but the mass and resonance of hi-ten up front makes for a very plush riding experience. I did swap off the Al...
Forum: Commuting 12-23-16, 11:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,729
Posted By FrenchFit
I'll often come back with the battery close to...

I'll often come back with the battery close to full, so no. I'll tend to kick in the motor when jetting through an intersection or to maintain pace on the hill, otherwise...pedal power. My other...
Forum: Commuting 12-23-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By FrenchFit
Funny, I had a similar experience with some 700 x...

Funny, I had a similar experience with some 700 x 32s, Supremes, flat magnets, but over time I guess I have chalked it up to a rash of bad luck. My 26 x 2 have been terrific tires. I"ve used...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 12-23-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,732
Posted By FrenchFit
Ah, nice to meet someone who gets it. I played...

Ah, nice to meet someone who gets it. I played with my twins (boy/girl), early '90s. Frankly, Dad got pushed aside and they played themselves after an introduction, I forget who was ToeJam and who...
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