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05-27-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,460
Posted By timtak

Dear Borzoid My crotch hurt until I got...

Dear Borzoid

My crotch hurt until I got hollow saddles. The problem was supporting myself using the place where I have no bones. I now use unpadded hollow saddles but I recommend a bit of padding...
05-27-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,544
Posted By timtak

I am not sure about bullying, nor have I done a...

I am not sure about bullying, nor have I done a study on this but, I agree, and I feel there may be a correlation between post frequency and know-it-all, snarkiness.

That might suggest the OP and...
04-29-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,136
Posted By timtak

I feel better that it is not only me! Cheers. ...

I feel better that it is not only me! Cheers.

Not being as generous, I have bought some snow tires and the hybrid is now my snow bike.
04-29-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,411
Posted By timtak

Perhaps the OP is being polite. My crotch, which...

Perhaps the OP is being polite. My crotch, which could be described as (the top of) "my thighs", bothered me at night until I started using hollow saddles, with a large hole in the centre, so that I...
04-29-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,136
Posted By timtak

Wgscott is wiser than me. I bought the hybrid...

Wgscott is wiser than me. I bought the hybrid even though I was not in the mood for it. I realised my mistake and got a carbon road bike online from Taiwan and asked the LBS to tune it for me. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,483
Posted By timtak

Since the mechanics on my two main carbon bikes...

Since the mechanics on my two main carbon bikes are getting old, and so am I, and because their geometry is relaxed, I bought an old school c2000 horizontal top tube carbon Look bike for only 400USD...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By timtak

I don't mean to suggest that the above is 'my...

I don't mean to suggest that the above is 'my idea'. The adjustments are obvious once you realise what the "race bike" refers to, and observe the way many people in fact ride and "race" (using Strava...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By timtak

I think that that good people are divided by the...

I think that that good people are divided by the UCI lBS industrial complex -- or influence of economics.

In any everyday English - such as in language used for running, or canoeing etc - the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By timtak

I hope the OP gets a long negative angled stem...

I hope the OP gets a long negative angled stem and a "fast forward" type seat post to try out a more aero form.

I usually have straightish arms (at about 120-130 degrees) in my drops except when...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By timtak

Thank you. The camera and its free software are...

Thank you. The camera and its free software are state of the art. The camera is an Insta360 One X @ about $500. Some use cheaper cameras, such as the mii sphere, with the Insta360 software for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By timtak

None taken :-) I am sourcing some forward...

None taken :-)

I am sourcing some forward offset seatposts for a TT position on a road bike.

The "7-offset" here, which looks like th time-trialised used old type of Profile Design "fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By timtak

My pleasure. Thanks. But my rides including...

My pleasure. Thanks. But my rides including commutes are generally about 30 km / 1 hour, and I can keep it up for 2 hours. I am 54.

For even quicker adjustments an adjustable stem may be a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By timtak

Race bikes are designed for races where a lot of...

Race bikes are designed for races where a lot of racers ride in packs making twitchy highly responsive steering more important to respond to other riders, and aerodynamics slighty less important than...
03-22-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,386
Posted By timtak

Thank you for the information here. You may have...

Thank you for the information here. You may have saved my frame.

I have bent the mech side dropout (I think) on my bike due to, fool that I am, overzealous strapping of my bike (and rear wheel) to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,483
Posted By timtak

My bike and I did a somersault when the front...

My bike and I did a somersault when the front wheel fell into a hole in the road.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7913/47192409982_a932eca484.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eUerk5)
180 Degree Flipper...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

Well, it is a negatively angled 135mm stem, so it...

Well, it is a negatively angled 135mm stem, so it is fairly timtaked but it does not require a trial bike stem since it has a nice short head tube. In fact the position is so low that I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

Yes. I like to ride in a more TT position. I have...

Yes. I like to ride in a more TT position. I have tried not using a forward seat position, but I find it harsher on my old knees.


Yes, identical to my other bikes.

No. This time I thought I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

I am not sure but it is even more than on my...

I am not sure but it is even more than on my other two bikes, which is saying something. It is too far. I need to make the wires longer and flip the stem.


Well spotted. The brake bridge is said...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

I managed to get the Look with 11s 105, and...

I managed to get the Look with 11s 105, and Fulcrum 5s. I thought it would be bigger
(nominally and top tube) but it is the same size as my other bikes so it needs a long stem
which makes the bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

Not timtak. I sew padding into Yoga pants to get...

Not timtak. I sew padding into Yoga pants to get my hands on high visibility cycling pants.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5794/21856370931_847611d4d0.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zinBBz)

High...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

Capitulation

I managed to get a similarly horizontal-top-bar-carbon-framed Look bike from the same period for the sort of money ($400) that folks recommended. It has a damaged carbon frame but I think I can mend...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,483
Posted By timtak

Inspiring. But a bit too hard core. Or a lot. ...

Inspiring. But a bit too hard core. Or a lot.
Lately I have found a good bottle cage container - a plastic Horlicks Lite jar. It fits snugly and has a big lid. I keep overgloves and one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

You are right. And there was one for stale a few...

You are right. And there was one for stale a few days ago (it is gone now). I will keep a look out.

Trouble is TT bikes tend to be popular and I guess it would be about 200USD or so to convert,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

Thanks. The "Dura Ace" (you're right - it looks...

Thanks. The "Dura Ace" (you're right - it looks like 105) is down to $670.
Reading this
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/839224-how-wide-range-frame-sizes-can-you-ride.html
Makes me...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,612
Posted By timtak

It was 40F and rainy this Sunday, so I put on my...

It was 40F and rainy this Sunday, so I put on my Gore Tex jacket, neoprene shoe covers, high density wind-proof neck warmer, and neoprene gloves, beneath over gloves and rode my bike which has...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

Thank you. I believe your appraisal of retro...

Thank you. I believe your appraisal of retro mech.

But, since my other two bikes are 10 speed, and nine speed parts are becoming rare, and because the whole purchase plan was in lieu of a body...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

Thanks for the low down on the wheels, but as...

Thanks for the low down on the wheels, but as well as the cassette, I would need a shifters. The chain needs changing anyway, but as a whole, it is too expensive. If the ten speed Dura Ace were in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

Thank you everyone. You saved me 800USD. I...

Thank you everyone. You saved me 800USD.

I did not notice it was nine speed, which is a deal breaker. Drat. Truth be told, I am a Lance fan and it is very nostalgic.

There is a 10 speed in Dura...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,879
Posted By timtak

Why shouldn't I buy this Trek UPS OCLV bike? Timtak Capitulates

As I my current bikes are getting old I thought I might finally purchase a bike in er more my size, or at least riding style, and it being winter here there is this Trek US Postal Service OCLV bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,483
Posted By timtak

You could try adding sequins to your sealant or...

You could try adding sequins to your sealant or Google "homebrew sealant" for lots of alternatives. But a sidewall cut is harsh.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-18, 02:30 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,483
Posted By timtak

It is not a repair but continuing the theme of...

It is not a repair but continuing the theme of cheap ways to improve your cycling experience my wife bought me a snow boarders high density wind proof neck warmer for Christmas. They are very good at...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,483
Posted By timtak

I had to look that up. Leather saddles. ...

I had to look that up. Leather saddles.
https://randalputnam.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/belt-saddle-from-fujita-mfg-co-ltd-tokyo/

I seem to need holes in my saddles.

I put some more sofa-like...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 01:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,483
Posted By timtak

Helmet padding, jog wheels, and elastic shoe laces

I changed the padding on my helmet. One can purchase replacement helmet padding from about 15 USD from aliexpress I think but I never seem to take it off an wash it (I find it disintegrates) so,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By timtak

I can also now confirm that not only does...

I can also now confirm that not only does changing the hole help, and removing part of the release button help to cure the "I can't take my shoes off" problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,483
Posted By timtak

Straps, Fairings and Reflectivity

My fluorescent painted Shimano's lost their paint, and the cleat became misaligned causing a worrying
knee injury, so I purchased a pair of bright yellow, super-light, Mavic Zxellium shoes for less...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,245
Posted By timtak

I found a non premium in purple available for 39...

I found a non premium in purple available for 39 but in the smaller size...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,245
Posted By timtak

The Bolle looks good but it is 170USD in my...

The Bolle looks good but it is 170USD in my size....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 01:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,483
Posted By timtak

My old Shimano shoes (the patched soles of which...

My old Shimano shoes (the patched soles of which are pictured above) are old, but functionally
they are not all that different from when they were new, but the were looking really old, worn,
and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,483
Posted By timtak

You might have been able to mend the chain with a...

You might have been able to mend the chain with a KNC missing link. Not that you would have wanted to if the chain was old, but it is a possibility.

I was cycling around on a crunchy missing link...
07-30-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,483
Posted By timtak

Thank you. I need some heavier weights I think. I...

Thank you. I need some heavier weights I think. I have two sets of 1kg weights for a total of only 4.4lbs on each ankle.

I cycled 2 hours this morning concentrating on the upswing. I was slower of...
07-30-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,483
Posted By timtak

Thanks very much. I started doing the first John...

Thanks very much. I started doing the first John Bergman exercise here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP1Vv5Bzw_Q&t=292s
which is to put weights on your ankles (a 1kg band strapping a 1.3kg...
07-29-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,055
Posted By timtak

Twelve years later this is still one of the most...

Twelve years later this is still one of the most informative threads/sources of information on the usefulness of jockey wheel teeth, so I take the liberty of reporting here that I bought some pretty...
07-23-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,483
Posted By timtak

My knees are starting to go. My right knee feels...

My knees are starting to go. My right knee feels kind of burning or inflamed after heavy cycling days.

I lowered my seat to make it more normal, but that bike hurts my knees because I am still...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,245
Posted By timtak

Based on a suggestion from wphamilton (who posts...

Based on a suggestion from wphamilton (who posts above) as an all weather commuter, I use a helmet with a visor (onto which I bold prescription myopia lenses) which is, in addition to its benefits in...
06-10-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,128
Posted By timtak

"When you leave a place, look back to check that...

"When you leave a place, look back to check that you have not left anything behind." (Yeah)
"Try to avoid touching public toilet door knobs with your hands" (elbows are better)
"If something is...
06-10-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,941
Posted By timtak

I am 53 (tomorrow) and "Each spring it seems...

I am 53 (tomorrow) and "Each spring it seems harder to get back in shape" feeling is coming upon me, but if I gave up cycling I would really splurge outwards. And as several others have opined,...
06-10-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By timtak

Giving up ones work is for those who have no...

Giving up ones work is for those who have no dependants but, I got some roller blades a couple of years ago and enjoy ice skating and other sliding sports. This gentleman's angular acceleration...
06-10-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,580
Posted By timtak

For cheap prescription sunglasses there is also...

For cheap prescription sunglasses there is also this guy, a Briton who relocated to China to start selling specs cheap at about 20-30 USD per pair including, in this case tinted, prescription lenses....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9,366
Views: 202,475
Posted By timtak

Defo

Defo
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-18, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By timtak

I never use my Fx but it does not have a carbon...

I never use my Fx but it does not have a carbon fork.
I might ride it but I really like drop handlebars because I don't want to ride with my chest acting as a big drag racing parachute.
For...
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