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Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,444
Posted By Marylander

I think time trials are as close as you get with...

I think time trials are as close as you get with the 40km TT being the most standardized. Aerodynamics make mass start racing quite different between cycling and running.
03-30-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By Marylander

Wow, I thought it had it rough with a 32.5"...

Wow, I thought it had it rough with a 32.5" inseam at 5'7". I've got one of these pricey, but very sturdy, stems to shorten the reach on my vintage roberts:...
03-22-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By Marylander

I've been riding a double without a front...

I've been riding a double without a front derailleur for quite a while. I'm not taking rocky trails on it, although I do deal with some washboard dirt roads now and then. I've had no issues.
03-21-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Marylander

The lead coming out of the motor uses 3 pins....

The lead coming out of the motor uses 3 pins. What would the other side be, where it connects to the controller? The specific model of this motor is SWXK24V250W205R, FWIW. Thanks!
03-18-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,382
Posted By Marylander

I either run a slow mile or put the bike in a low...

I either run a slow mile or put the bike in a low gear on the rollers for 15 minutes. I don't lift on what I call recovery days.
03-18-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Marylander

Ok, I heard back from Leeds. I asked:Is it...

Ok, I heard back from Leeds. I asked:Is it technically possible but you don't sell this type of throttle for the 250 series or is it technically not possible?
They responded:We don't sell that type...
03-18-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Marylander

Oh, dang, I didn't consider the possibility that...

Oh, dang, I didn't consider the possibility that it's not technically possible. I just sent them an email. Thanks!

Worst case I'll just keep this setup and throw it on my mountain bike to use when...
03-17-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Marylander

Replacing a push button throttle with a variable speed throttle

So, I wanted to set my wife's bike up as an ebike so she could ride with me and/or our adult daughter (wife has had a recent total knee replacement) but I wanted to avoid having to piece things...
02-19-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,350
Posted By Marylander

That is my setup: 2 big fans like you've got set...

That is my setup: 2 big fans like you've got set an angles to me. Also, I got some cheap smart plugs (2 for $10) so I can turn them on after I've warmed up a little.
02-13-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By Marylander

I've got some really crappy tires (kenda kwick...

I've got some really crappy tires (kenda kwick roller sport 32mm, that came stock on one of my bikes) that provide a crazy amount of resistance on the rollers (almost half the speed at the same power...
02-02-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Marylander

So, I was just cruising ebay and found a shimano...

So, I was just cruising ebay and found a shimano 12-21 8spd cassette so I took the lazy route and clicked "buy now". ;)
02-02-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Marylander

Yeah, that definitely makes sense I just haven't...

Yeah, that definitely makes sense I just haven't seen a cassette set up that way before.

As for getting a hill-like condition on the rollers I've got fast (conti 4000 700x23) and slow (kenda kwick...
02-02-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Marylander

Phew, lots more to this than I realized. I've got...

Phew, lots more to this than I realized. I've got some stuff to think about (including maybe just buying the Sunlite 11-21 from ebay, although it has a weird 11-13 jump). I need to take a look at the...
02-01-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Marylander

Hmm, that sram 12-23 might be ok. I'll have to...

Hmm, that sram 12-23 might be ok. I'll have to put it in the calculator and check it out. Thanks!

FastJake I'm not sure if slow shifting would be an issue for me on the rollers or not. I can be...
02-01-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Marylander

Making a close ratio/corncob 8 speed cassette

My indoor bike has claris stuff on it. I'm doing power based workouts on the rollers now and the jumps between gears are too big to make reasonable power jumps (11-13-15-18-21-24-28-34). Of course I...
01-22-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By Marylander

Wow, that bike has a long reach (378). My 4'11"...

Wow, that bike has a long reach (378). My 4'11" daughter wouldn't be comfortable on that at all. She has a jamis renegade 44cm that has a reach of 351. The renegade is set up for 650B wheels for lots...
01-21-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By Marylander

I've got a couple bikes (not MTBs) with 35mm...

I've got a couple bikes (not MTBs) with 35mm stems. They ride just fine.
01-10-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 353,706
Posted By Marylander

Hmm, now I'm wondering if I shouldn't be touching...

Hmm, now I'm wondering if I shouldn't be touching the split pills. I'm also hypothyroid...
01-10-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 353,706
Posted By Marylander

We do the pill route with a cat who is...

We do the pill route with a cat who is hyperthyroid. She is a ravenous eater so we just stick it in her food (pill split in half, actually). It has been working great.
12-23-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,434
Posted By Marylander

I bought some rollers recently and was using the...

I bought some rollers recently and was using the kenda kwick roller tires that came on the bike. The rides are supposed to be purely recovery/really low effort with the added benefits of working on...
12-12-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Marylander

There are commercial options for mounting a full...

There are commercial options for mounting a full size gps in view on motorcycles with the space for it, e.g., google givi gps mount. Lots of the moto accessory makers have something, it's just a...
12-12-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Marylander

I would think it'd work alright to use something...

I would think it'd work alright to use something like an Edge 830 but the screen would be a bit small unless you're riding the motorcycle slowly/on non-technical stuff. I used a fairly big screen...
09-06-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 27,012
Posted By Marylander

1984 Roberts ...

1984 Roberts
https://i.ibb.co/0sBFTjP/20201118-161558.jpg
08-25-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,106
Posted By Marylander

I've got a fairly unique situation in that I've...

I've got a fairly unique situation in that I've got an aortic aneurysm that limits what I can lift. Even there the cardiologist can't really define what is "safe". As a former powerlifter (possibly...
Forum: Touring
08-13-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,151
Posted By Marylander

I've run about 10k miles on the C&O and have only...

I've run about 10k miles on the C&O and have only seen a bear once. He ran away from me. I was very jealous of his pace. I turned around and went the other direction. :)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-13-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 623,535
Posted By Marylander

Well, I was in my 20s in the 90s so it didn't...

Well, I was in my 20s in the 90s so it didn't seem like a big deal to me then. It would kill me now. ;) I do envision getting in mileage like that when I retire in a few years although it'll be much...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-10-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 623,535
Posted By Marylander

I used to ride around olney and that general...

I used to ride around olney and that general vicinity back when I was younger. This was both on the weekends and as a part of my commute from college park to rockville. I would take the long way home...
07-30-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,560
Posted By Marylander

I've got 700x50s on my MCD. I love the bike.

I've got 700x50s on my MCD. I love the bike.
07-20-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,315
Posted By Marylander

I know I've mentioned this in another thread or...

I know I've mentioned this in another thread or two but the halo headbands don't work any better/longer than a cheap cotton headband for me, dripping into my eyes after about 30 minutes. I have 4...
07-10-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 15,350
Posted By Marylander

Back when I paid attention to racing he was one...

Back when I paid attention to racing he was one of my favorites. It was awesome to see him gaining so much time on the downhills. I wonder if he bombs downhills on that ebike... :thumb:
06-29-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,652
Posted By Marylander

Right, serial number... ...

Right, serial number...
https://i.ibb.co/vmbchss/20210629-200340.jpg
06-29-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,652
Posted By Marylander

I finally got around to doing some stuff to the...

I finally got around to doing some stuff to the PBS M404 (in the process of moving and finally the garage was clear enough to do some work). It needed the back wheel trued, some lubing in the...
06-26-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,554
Posted By Marylander

Alright, I'm game. The bike isn't exactly like...

Alright, I'm game. The bike isn't exactly like this any more (I've got a 90s chorus seat post on it now and moved the retro cranks to my roberts and replaced them with silver potenza cranks) but I'm...
06-26-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,554
Posted By Marylander

I've got a black mountain cycles road with the...

I've got a black mountain cycles road with the homage paint and graphics but I'm sure that's not what you're looking for. :eek::P
06-26-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 50,699
Posted By Marylander

Nice job on the mount! Google camera tether to...

Nice job on the mount! Google camera tether to see some options.
06-10-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Marylander

Sorry, I was lazy earlier. I should've posted the...

Sorry, I was lazy earlier. I should've posted the link. You can take a look at his 4,812 bike used inventory here: https://www.bike123.com/bike-list/
06-10-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Marylander

Have you checked the list of bicycles he's got...

Have you checked the list of bicycles he's got available? The ones hanging in the shop are just the tiniest tip of the iceberg. When I raced we were sponsored out of his College Park shop (College...
06-10-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Marylander

You could check with Wayne at Velo Classique...

You could check with Wayne at Velo Classique (http://www.veloclassique.com/) in Purcellville, VA and see if this might be something he would take on. I don't know that something from that far back...
05-27-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,302
Posted By Marylander

I was referred by my GP. Besides bad genetics for...

I was referred by my GP. Besides bad genetics for blood pressure and cholesterol (things the GP could handle) I have an aortic aneurysm so I have to go for regular cardiology checks to see if it's...
05-27-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,302
Posted By Marylander

That's good news and I was operating as if I...

That's good news and I was operating as if I already knew that anyway. :) I'm in the group of long time aerobic exercisers who has a lot of calcification. I had a CTA 3D heart scan done last year as...
05-17-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Marylander

I either had that book or have seen all of those...

I either had that book or have seen all of those pictures in some other format. :p
04-27-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,689
Posted By Marylander

Hmm, I have had two of those surgeries just like...

Hmm, I have had two of those surgeries just like you and am still not good. I'll have to talk to my dentist next time I'm in. The fillings I've got are ancient relics. Here's hoping...
04-21-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,652
Posted By Marylander

I'll take a pic or two when I do some work on the...

I'll take a pic or two when I do some work on the bike (truing back wheel, swapping out tires, swapping out der cables, etc). This particular bike is an M404 with full STX. I was not mountain biking...
04-20-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,652
Posted By Marylander

I've got a friend's Performance MTB in the garage...

I've got a friend's Performance MTB in the garage right now.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-13-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,509
Posted By Marylander

I don't even remember the 2004 cicadas. I was...

I don't even remember the 2004 cicadas. I was working in silver spring then and living in frederick county and, outside of the news, didn't know there was an event occuring. In rockville there were a...
04-11-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By Marylander

Yeah, that's the way I used to do it. Somehow it...

Yeah, that's the way I used to do it. Somehow it didn't always work the first time for me. With the little doodad it has always worked the first time. It was also super cheap so not much of a risk...
04-10-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By Marylander

Also, if you go the reducer route you'll likely...

Also, if you go the reducer route you'll likely need a longer bolt for the rack.
04-10-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By Marylander

I've used extensions with a motorcycle rack and...

I've used extensions with a motorcycle rack and have had a nearly 500 lb motorcycle on it (I was well below the rating for the truck, the hitch, and the extension, my extension is to bring it down 6"...
04-10-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By Marylander

Something like these doodads make eliminating...

Something like these doodads make eliminating brake rub easy:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RTXXHKZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You slip one on the rotor between the...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,554
Posted By Marylander

I like the SKS longboards. They mount very...

I like the SKS longboards. They mount very solidly and keep just about everything off of you and the bike.
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