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    I'm 5' 7" and ride a bike with a 54mm top tube....

    I'm 5' 7" and ride a bike with a 54mm top tube. Early in my season the bike feels a bit too big but after several months as weather warms and mileage ramps up, it feels just right. Early season I...
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    Welcome. There are many posts in the 50+ ...

    Welcome. There are many posts in the 50+ sub-forum of people dealing with health issues. Perhaps somewhere along the line your wife might post on her experience with the object of informing others...
  3. Thread: Biking books

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    Phil Gaumon Cycling on $10 a day was fun. Hi is...

    Phil Gaumon Cycling on $10 a day was fun. Hi is a funny guy. George Hincappie's auto biography was a good read on the life of a top pro.
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    :)Don't even consider coastal Rhode Island ans SE...

    :)Don't even consider coastal Rhode Island ans SE coastal Massachusetts. Fugeddaboutit. While hills can be found and terrain is pretty and there are many quiet country roads for rides of any length...
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    Wide feet here also. I found these Shimano wide...

    Wide feet here also. I found these Shimano wide shoes to be just what I needed. Shimano Click'R CT80 Bike Shoes - Men's - REI.com
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    I don't understand why a measurement from the bar...

    I don't understand why a measurement from the bar to the tip of the saddle would be very useful except with one particular bike and one particular saddle. It seems to me a measurement at consistent...
  7. Thread: Drone attack

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    I like this even better. A trained eagle...

    I like this even better. A trained eagle patrolling my borders.
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    That's it. I'm getting me a counter drone armed...

    That's it. I'm getting me a counter drone armed with a full complement of water pistols. This will sit on the bike rack ready to be deployed in an instant to counter attack dangerous incursions of...
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    I don't generally suffer with saddle sores but in...

    I don't generally suffer with saddle sores but in the last week or so a sore spot has appeared. This was due to poorly assembled new liner shorts that did not fit well. They felt odd when first...
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    I have used the Serfas Secas quite a bit and have...

    I have used the Serfas Secas quite a bit and have one on now in the back. I've found them to be great value for the money, being nice riding with good traction. The only complaint is soft rubber...
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    Coastal Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts...

    Coastal Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts does not get too cold to ride too often. Generally, we are able to ride on most winter days that are, typically, not less than the freezing point. A...
  12. Thread: Feeling drained

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    Being a card carrying old guy and with limited...

    Being a card carrying old guy and with limited capacity to recover naturally, I've been focusing much more an recovery protocols this year and it is making a noticeable difference as I'm now able to...
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    I did not get compliments yesterday but had a...

    I did not get compliments yesterday but had a very awesome club ride. Some time at the mid-point seven men and one woman came together by happy circumstance for the remainder of the ride. We...
  14. My area is not widely known as a cycling mecca...

    My area is not widely known as a cycling mecca but this is actually the situation. In my town itself, Bristol, Rhode Island, a small town on Narragansett Bay, a region with a strong boating,...
  15. Thread: Recovery needs?

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    In general, it is best to eat about two hours...

    In general, it is best to eat about two hours before a ride if it is to be a strenuous ride. The reasons for this are that digestion diverts blood flow from muscles to the digestive process. The...
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    The pictures don't show much to my eye but a 32...

    The pictures don't show much to my eye but a 32 mm setback is a lot and the seat post has to try to withstand a very high eccentric load. Not the best situation for a carbon post.
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    According to the American Psychiatric Association, one in twenty people are sociopaths so the condition is fairly common. Mostly those people engage in less overtly damaging behavior but there are...
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    Fit issues seem to be gradually falling into...

    Fit issues seem to be gradually falling into place and your fitness for cycling will improve with more miles also. Be aware that as your fitness improves, your best position on the bike may well...
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    I'm not fast at all but I do push the pace doing...

    I'm not fast at all but I do push the pace doing halfhearted intervals and go at hills, such as we have in fairly flat terrain. Being asthmatic, I'll never be fast but I've seen great improvement...
  20. Hi ya kid. If you did not have this problem with...

    Hi ya kid. If you did not have this problem with the old saddle, then there is something about the new one that is the cause. The new one may be a bad choice for you or it may need to be adjusted...
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    A contributor to numb hands is a saddle that is...

    A contributor to numb hands is a saddle that is too far forward. How to Fit a Bicycle This link has a good section on bike fitting with an excellent explanation of why a too forward saddle causes...
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    No wolves around here either but I have seen...

    No wolves around here either but I have seen several cougars over the years. They're not interested in me though.
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    Poll: Being a cautious man, son of a cautious man, I...

    Being a cautious man, son of a cautious man, I carry a Leyzine pump. Lezyne Micro Floor Drive Pump HP from BikeBling.com It is a very good quality item that should outlast me. I like the hose...
  24. There are bikes that make fine road bikes and...

    There are bikes that make fine road bikes and will take wider tires for touring, say 28mm wide or a bit more and some of those bikes have mount points for a rear rack to mount panniers. Another...
  25. I sure do believe age and fitness effects the...

    I sure do believe age and fitness effects the bike set up. I'm a 76 y.o. man so a "racing" bike fit would not be best for me. Mileage, here in coastal Rhode Island, drops during cold months even...
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