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    My experience is of course anecdotal, as is any...

    My experience is of course anecdotal, as is any advice about saddle shapes. I wound up trying the ADOMO and Selle SMP saddles, both on a trial basis.

    My first try was the Adomo. It is a little...
  2. I have a Windsor aluminum bike which is speced...

    I have a Windsor aluminum bike which is speced similarly to the Al Butter-pecan at a similar price. The specs that OP provides are upgrades in frame material (7005 v 6066) and 11 v 10.

    I am...
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    Been doing some research. Sounds like I'm better...

    Been doing some research. Sounds like I'm better off getting a newer fork of the auction site if it needs to be repaired, but I still need to make that judgement.
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    Inspectinng old RockShock fork

    I have a Bontrager Privateer mtb circa 1998 +/- that has been idle for several years. I am a road rider, so even the off road use has been limited.

    I am bring the bike back to usability and it...
  5. I know there was an -est in OP post, implies one...

    I know there was an -est in OP post, implies one reply. But one more.

    Late 60;s and Bob Richards, the Wheaties guy, was doing a promotional ride promoting fitness, Wheaties, and Sears. They...
  6. We had a group on RAGBRAI that always had one day...

    We had a group on RAGBRAI that always had one day where we dressed in costumes and acted a bit crazy. Fake crashes at RR x-ing, rolling road block, that sort of thing. This particular day, one of the...
  7. Thread: MIPS Helmets

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    Update: Bicycling article misses the mark...

    Update: Bicycling article misses the mark

    The basic theory of MIPS is that thin plastic liner in the helmet provides shear damping that reduces impact by creating an extra layer of frictional...
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    The Schwinn Pabtger is an aluminum cantilever...

    The Schwinn Pabtger is an aluminum cantilever style “paper-boy” bike, single speed, with bits and pieces that enable it to be converted into a multispeed bike. I put fenders on it and ride it around...
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    rant on winter

    This has been a cold winter and most of us are waiting for some springlike weather. Here in Iowa, avg daily high first of March close to 40f, maybe a few degrees colder. This is warm enough for me to...
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    "balancing" a bike is a matter of keeping the...

    "balancing" a bike is a matter of keeping the bike under your center of gravity. On rollers, you have a narrow lane to maneuver in and must learn to recognize that loss of center quickly and without...
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    53 /39 because that's what the bikes came with ...

    53 /39 because that's what the bikes came with

    12-22 on both bikes. But one bike is a 10 sp triple with a 30. The other is 9sp.

    I can treat the gears as hi range, low range, and can find what I...
  12. Bobby Walthour biograpy - "In the Slipstream"

    I found “In the Slipstream:” on Amazon while searching for more information while searching for information on Bobby Walthour, one of the dominant riders in the heyday of board track racing early in...
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    I'm 65 and have seen my better cycling days. I...

    I'm 65 and have seen my better cycling days. I started cycling again early last spring and improved my fitness to the point that I could cruise at about 15mph on RAGBRAI.

    So while it doesn't take...
  14. The Bianchi has Bio-Pace chainrings that have an...

    The Bianchi has Bio-Pace chainrings that have an elliptical (sorta) profile, an idea that came and went. But some pros are using elliptical chainr ngs now. Not a deal killer, I had bio-pace on a...
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    You can also make tire covers for transportation...

    You can also make tire covers for transportation / storage of sew-ups.
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    I was in the Terai of Nepal in mid March through...

    I was in the Terai of Nepal in mid March through first week of August in 2012. This area is an extension of the Indian planis although you could gain about 5 miles in elevation by going 120 miles...
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    Ah, the joys of the internet, where anyone can...

    Ah, the joys of the internet, where anyone can say anything despite its lack of relevance.

    OP here
    Medicare Advantage programs are private supplements to Medicare that replace part B (the...
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    elleptical trainer and hill climbing

    I used to be a competent cat 2; those days are long gone. I am simply riding for weight control and fitness as a retiree.

    I have a gym membership with my medicare advantage and have been splitting...
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    TTs are about focus and self monitoring. You...

    TTs are about focus and self monitoring. You don't need to ride the full distance, but enough to get a feel for what you can maintain. 2 minute intervals would have a place in a long term program,...
  20. Did you race in the Midwest in the 50s - 80s?

    I don’t know if I should post this in the 50+, racing, or the 41, but this probably has the widest broadcast.

    Brent Emery has set up a Facebook group for “Midwest Dinos Riders”, i.e. people that...
  21. Thread: Zefal

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    Although I am using the Topeak pump now,...

    Although I am using the Topeak pump now, (roadblaster? anyway the full size pump), I always liked the HPX. Had two consitent problems with it. The little plastic pieces on the head end kept sliding...
  22. Riding in the big ring also means you will be in...

    Riding in the big ring also means you will be in a large sprocket on the cassette, ergo, chain tension will be less. The pro's include less acute chain wrap and less wear on the teeth. The cons would...
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    Just a few suggestions for everyone else:

    Tibet: Lhasa to Kathmandu with side trip to Everest north face. Take some diamox with you as propholyactic for elevation induced illness.

    The Tribhuvan...
  24. Regarding drafting someone else: I train to...

    Regarding drafting someone else:

    I train to increase my own performance for my own enjoyment, not for some one else's. I feel used when providing shelter to someone that is merely helping...
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    Fastest fall was over 30 mph, I’m sure. Going...

    Fastest fall was over 30 mph, I’m sure.

    Going slightly downhill in a race with good tailwind on a narrowish farm to market road. I made an attack along the right edge. Not a good thing to do...
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