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Forum: Fitting Your Bike 11-13-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By billonmidwatch
412cycle, how'd it work out? Sorry if this...

412cycle, how'd it work out?

Sorry if this is a new question, but I'm new too. I have a choice between two borrowed bikes.

I'm 5'10". I have two road bikes which fit me well, a newish 55cm...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-15-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 1,252,900
Posted By billonmidwatch
Got ya. Good point, thanks.

Got ya. Good point, thanks.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-14-15, 04:07 PM
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Views: 1,252,900
Posted By billonmidwatch
I have an '85 Italian classic steel Frugeri...

I have an '85 Italian classic steel Frugeri (small town shop 25 miles west of Milan). Sig. Ottaviano Frugeri is an old friend of Sig. Ernesto Colnago and my frame was built by one of their...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-13-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By billonmidwatch
Have you used Sram before? I like Sram. Rival...

Have you used Sram before? I like Sram. Rival is their less expensive group, but it's still very good, like Shimano 105, in my opinion. You can probably use your front derailleur. You can find a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-07-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,644
Posted By billonmidwatch
+1 tutti bella, grazie!

+1 tutti bella, grazie!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-18-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,795
Posted By billonmidwatch
Finish Line Teflon-Plus Dry Lube Squeeze Bottle. ...

Finish Line Teflon-Plus Dry Lube Squeeze Bottle.
They say: The industry's original "dry" bicycle lubricant.
Price: 4oz at Performance $8.
My review: I've used this with good results.

DuPont...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-28-09, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By billonmidwatch
Active.com fees are expensive!

Anybody else bothered by their Ticketmaster monopoly pricing?

I mean yeah I get it, it's capitalism and I don't fault anyone for making a profit, but 8%, 10%, 12% for pushing a few bits and...
Forum: Commuting 12-25-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,654
Posted By billonmidwatch
Y'all are shaming me into going for a ride. Here...

Y'all are shaming me into going for a ride. Here in Atlanta we rarely get snow -- once or twice a winter, 1 to 3 inches, lasts for 1 to 2 days -- and low temps are in the 20's F for a few days, then...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-05-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 988
Posted By billonmidwatch
To keep my feet warm: 1. regulate core body temp...

To keep my feet warm: 1. regulate core body temp by wearing enough layers and then unzipping as needed, 2. wear a hat, helment liner down to 35F, balaclava below 35F, 3. wool socks in, toe covers...
Forum: Triathlon 10-17-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,585
Posted By billonmidwatch
Unless you're in the top 10% of your age group,...

Unless you're in the top 10% of your age group, $10K + is too much for a tri bike. In my opinion, yes, you will look like a poser/tool/fred. Nothing I like more than passing $9000 bikes on my $2000...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 10-16-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,647
Posted By billonmidwatch
+1 lol!

+1 lol!
Forum: Triathlon 07-12-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 34,852
Posted By billonmidwatch
What chain rings do you have? 52/42? A possible...

What chain rings do you have? 52/42? A possible upgrade, possibly inexpensive, possibly weight-saving, would be your crank. Look for a 53/39.

Next buy a 54 to replace the 53, and train,...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-12-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,565
Posted By billonmidwatch
+1 What's her name? Has anyone found anything...

+1 What's her name? Has anyone found anything on her? Mr Skin?
Forum: Triathlon 06-18-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,901
Posted By billonmidwatch
Congratulations on discoverying road bike riding!...

Congratulations on discoverying road bike riding! Perhaps you've done it by now, but you definitely need the bike adjusted by an expert at a local bike shop. They will "fit" the bike to you by...
Forum: Triathlon 06-14-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By billonmidwatch
1. You have a good high base level of fitness. ...

1. You have a good high base level of fitness. "I feel really comfortable in every other open water swim" this is a good mantra to replay in your head. When the going gets tough, tell yourself...
Forum: Touring 05-29-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By billonmidwatch
Ponte Vedra to Daytona, FL advice needed

Next week I'm riding through Jax, to Ponte Vedra, then continuing to Daytona. I'm planning to take A1A.

My previous experience of Florida in the summer is to expect brief, maybe intense,...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-02-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By billonmidwatch
Rocket7 shoes customer service non response

I sent my Rocket7 shoes back to the company, with proper return authorization, in October. I had some correspondence with them in December clairifying the details of the repairs I wanted. I haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-22-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By billonmidwatch
Speedplay cleats on Sidi Genius 5 shoes

Are there any tricks or tips for mounting Speedplay cleats on Sidi Genius 5 shoes?

I have Speedplays, and I'm about to buy Sidi Genius 5 shoes, and I want to know if this combination will be...
Forum: Triathlon 08-22-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By billonmidwatch
If you're concerned about tranisitions, practice...

If you're concerned about tranisitions, practice your transitions. It feels silly, but it pays off. It takes 10+ hours of workouts to trim 30 seconds off the swim, or bike, or run, but only 1 hour...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-15-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,970
Posted By billonmidwatch
"i've learned something about some mixed drink...

"i've learned something about some mixed drink and a bartender and hot chicks shimmying their booties, but even though i gaze at the commercial every time it's on i still cannot tell you the product"...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-14-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By billonmidwatch
Here's a look at the Bikes of the Tour ...

Here's a look at the Bikes of the Tour
http://www.bicycling.com/tourdefrance/tourbikes/1.html

I noticed it seemed like a lot of the bikes in the Tour have white handlebar tape. From these photos...
Forum: Touring 07-02-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By billonmidwatch
The most important thing you need to know is to...

The most important thing you need to know is to not miss Eastern North Carolina barbeque. Smoked, chopped pork in vinegar and pepper sauce. Mmmm, yum!

There are many, many places to get it. ...
Forum: Touring 06-24-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By billonmidwatch
I suggest contacting a bike shop near where...

I suggest contacting a bike shop near where you're renting the car.

Just curious, in what part of Italy are you touring? I'm jealous.

Bill
Forum: Touring 06-24-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,916
Posted By billonmidwatch
I found the answer. At the Maryland Department...

I found the answer. At the Maryland Department of Transportation website one can easily order a free bicycling map. Also at the Virginia Department of Transportation website one can easily order a...
Forum: Touring 06-18-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,916
Posted By billonmidwatch
best route between Annapolis and Washington, DC?

Does anyone have any recommendations for the best route between Annapolis and Washington, DC?

I'll take zig-zagging through suburbia over dodging high speed traffic.

Thanks,
Bill
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