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    +1 to keeping the triple. I'd vote for a 26t...

    +1 to keeping the triple. I'd vote for a 26t chainring replacement for the 30t you currently have. I spend a lot of time in my 39t chainring and 12-27. 53t chainring is for downhills and no-wind...
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    These two rides are right out of my front door. ...

    These two rides are right out of my front door. Dead end ranch roads are not in the best condition, however.
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    I'll start an early morning ride at 40degF, but...

    I'll start an early morning ride at 40degF, but it better plan on getting into the 50's.
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    Not so tough: I've develop a new technique for...

    Not so tough: I've develop a new technique for pumping up the front tire while astride the top tube. BTW, I do really like tubeless with no plans to change. I'll just pay a bit more attention (I...
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    Tubeless Tire Interval Training Secret!

    I could make millions selling a DVD, but as payback for all the excellent advice;) on this sub-form I'm willing to share gratis. If anyone feels obligated to send a few bucks my way (I'm retired) PM...
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    Sticky: I've had a few slow months having been pretty...

    I've had a few slow months having been pretty busy with other stuff. I've got 5-6 weeks to shape up for my 69 mile ride-your-age-ride. Last year I did 70 miles with 5000' of climbing and I refuse...
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    Sticky: Snuck in 32 miles this am before the rain which...

    Snuck in 32 miles this am before the rain which is due in about 2 months (if we're lucky). Temps have finally dropped; the last days breaking 90 degrees are now in our rear view mirror.
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    Haven't seen a lot of goatheads this year in the...

    Haven't seen a lot of goatheads this year in the San Jose, CA area, but they were so bad one year I had my manure cart tires filled with foam; best money I ever spent. My Volagi is tubeless so I'm...
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    It sounds as though you've only ridden the Adamo...

    It sounds as though you've only ridden the Adamo once. Do you have it set up properly? I have an Adamo ISM Century and you should be sitting far back on the saddle with a bit our your back side...
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    Sticky: Had to cut things a bit short this am : 32 miles,...

    Had to cut things a bit short this am : 32 miles, 2100' of climbing. I've been busy this last three months even in retirement, but my birthday is looming, an event that will require a 69 mile ride...
  11. +1 on the cadence. If you're climbing in too...

    +1 on the cadence. If you're climbing in too high a gear or are under-geared for your terrain or conditioning you can induce the whole cramp cycle (starting with those "twinges") with one excessive...
  12. I'm not about to read 4 pages of this thread,...

    I'm not about to read 4 pages of this thread, but I wonder who's holding a *** to the OP's head forcing him to buy "over-priced" cycling swag?
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    No, not even close.

    No, not even close.
  14. I don't have time to regularly ride my age (68),...

    I don't have time to regularly ride my age (68), but I certainly do it in the vicinity of my November birthday and this spring I did 80 miles with ~6000' of climbing; more recently a "50 miler" of...
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    What attributes of a bicycle cause one to "fall...

    What attributes of a bicycle cause one to "fall in love"? Paint? DI2 versus tried-n-true? I assume were talking road bikes as opposed to "I bought a hybrid and have now decided I love recumbents"....
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    I've got a good life, but occasionally fantasize...

    I've got a good life, but occasionally fantasize about living in a condo, sleeping in, riding every day. Then I wake up, feed the horses, walk the dog, fix fences, disc the pasture, ...., but it...
  17. 68+ here. Dropped 20 lbs since retirement; I'm...

    68+ here. Dropped 20 lbs since retirement; I'm sitting at a comfy 180 lbs at 6' tall. Not on any medication. Have had a few pre-cancerous skin things dealt with. Wouldn't mind a bit more...
  18. Thread: Century poll

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    Poll: I'm in my late 60's and could do a relatively...

    I'm in my late 60's and could do a relatively flat century, but flat rides are just killers. I'd rather do/attempt a hard 100K, maybe 6000' of climbing, then plant my rear in the saddle on flat...
  19. Poll: I try to use common sense? Since I retired and...

    I try to use common sense? Since I retired and not traveling I'm eating better, average 1 beer/month give or take, have been eating more fruit. I'm not big on deserts, but have a weakness for the...
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    Duct tape is an excellent frame protector.

    Duct tape is an excellent frame protector.
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    Sticky: 47 miles with about 2200 feet of climbing. This...

    47 miles with about 2200 feet of climbing. This 2x/week riding isn't getting it done!
  22. I have a Volagi Liscio which was originally...

    I have a Volagi Liscio which was originally equipped with the BB7s. The BB7s worked fine and I don't recall any particular problem with adjustment or squealing (unlike on our tandem). Removing and...
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    Barfly early adopter here. Big improvement over...

    Barfly early adopter here. Big improvement over a stem mount. Before Barfly hit the market I had been using one of the accessory bar mounts; this worked fine for my 705, but didn't hold the 800...
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    Eagle Encounter

    I was doing a climb up a dead-end ranch road a few days ago. This road was maybe 15' wide with steep slope on the left and a drop off on the right with trees and shrubs. I encountered a very, very...
  25. Skill degradation or caution of the medically...

    Skill degradation or caution of the medically under-insured?
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