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Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By fujidon

Is there a way to use the trailer itself as a...

Is there a way to use the trailer itself as a "kickstand". I'm not familiar with how the trailer is attached to the bike, but if it can be made temporarily rigid, it would hold the bike upright.
03-31-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By fujidon

Is you seat set for conventional leg extension?...

Is you seat set for conventional leg extension? Looks can be deceiving, but the seat looks too low for someone your height assuming typical proportions.
03-26-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,262
Posted By fujidon

I used "tempo" in the sense that it's an effort...

I used "tempo" in the sense that it's an effort level that can be maintained for the duration of a long ride. For me, "tempo" is not 90%. That's much too high. 75% is probably closer.

We can also...
03-26-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,262
Posted By fujidon

I think I may have set up my bike many years ago...

I think I may have set up my bike many years ago using KOPS as a random starting position. Then I rode... a lot.

What I noticed was that whenever I pedaled above tempo was that I moved forward on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By fujidon

On some shifters, you can make small adjustments...

On some shifters, you can make small adjustments to the position of the front derailleur without shifting to the other chainring. These small adjustments keep the chain from rubbing on the derailleur...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By fujidon

Thanks, all. It was new to me, but good to know...

Thanks, all. It was new to me, but good to know that things are they way they are by design.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By fujidon

Yeah, I know that. I just didn't write what I...

Yeah, I know that. I just didn't write what I meant clearly
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By fujidon

Shimano 105 11 Speed

At the end of last year (2021), I bought a Specialized Roubaix with Shimano 105 11-speed groupset. I'm loving the bike and have no regrets, but I do have a question,
All of my previous bikes were...
01-05-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,490
Posted By fujidon

Why participate if you think the conversation is...

Why participate if you think the conversation is pointless?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Posted By fujidon

I have a Specialized Diverge which is a gravel...

I have a Specialized Diverge which is a gravel bike. I bought it to use as a touring bike as I don't plan on riding gravel. I haven't had a chance to do a tour, but I've done a fair amount of road...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,255
Posted By fujidon

But does it stick to both the horizontal AND...

But does it stick to both the horizontal AND vertical parts?
11-22-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By fujidon

Pretty much what you just posted, thanks. But I...

Pretty much what you just posted, thanks. But I was also hoping to hear from some cyclists who have a winter fitness plan that doesn't involve interactive software.

Thanks to posts like yours and...
11-22-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By fujidon

I'm 67 years old. I'm not "training" per se. I'm...

I'm 67 years old. I'm not "training" per se. I'm just trying to minimize age-related loss so I can enjoy long rides on nice days. Yes, I could go harder on the trainer, but I already find it...
11-21-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By fujidon

What's RGT?

What's RGT?
11-21-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By fujidon

Question Winter Training for Maintenance

I'm mostly a warmer weather cyclist. With winter approaching, I plan on spending more time on my trainer as I usually do. I retired this past spring, had more time to ride and had one of my best...
11-13-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,313
Posted By fujidon

Here's my "too sentimental to sell" thread:...

Here's my "too sentimental to sell" thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1236140-should-i-sell.html

So I understand your mixed emotions
11-07-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By fujidon

Using a tape measure, I read 3-3/8". Of...

Using a tape measure, I read 3-3/8".

Of course, curiosity has me wondering why you want this measurement.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,255
Posted By fujidon

Thanks for the Tifosi recommendation. I ordered...

Thanks for the Tifosi recommendation. I ordered the non-polarized with the AC (all condition) lens. It's exactly what I was looking for and I'm very happy with them.

In fact, I like them so much,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,255
Posted By fujidon

Thanks, I just ordered a pair of Tifosi sunglass...

Thanks, I just ordered a pair of Tifosi sunglass at Amazon.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,255
Posted By fujidon

Yes, not just Amazon, but also other places that...

Yes, not just Amazon, but also other places that sell economical sunglasses. Call me penny-wise or even stingy, but I feel like it should be possible to buy decent sport glasses for $20 or so.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,255
Posted By fujidon

Thanks, but I was looking for something more...

Thanks, but I was looking for something more geared towards sport glasses. In other words, glasses that are more "wrap-around" to better deflect wind and - more importantly - bugs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,255
Posted By fujidon

Regarding the Oakley recommendation... I'm sure...

Regarding the Oakley recommendation... I'm sure they're great glasses, but I also think they're seriously over-priced. Sooner or later my sunglasses are going to get scratched and I don't want to pay...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,255
Posted By fujidon

Polarized VS Non-polarized

My experience has been that non-polarized sunglasses work better on the bike. It seems that polarized sunglasses can sometime hide road hazards especially when sunlight is filtering through the...
10-09-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By fujidon

40 PSI in a tube outside of the tire is quite a...

40 PSI in a tube outside of the tire is quite a lot. I too have tested patched tubes to insure the integrity of the patch, but I don't think I've ever approached anything near 40 PSI. 5 to 10 PSI is...
10-09-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By fujidon

Just to be clear, a hole was blown through the...

Just to be clear, a hole was blown through the patch WHILE the tube was installed?

I've had the non-glue instant patches fail after many miles, but the air leaked out BEHIND the patch. It's just...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By fujidon

If I was using my road bike for a one-time...

If I was using my road bike for a one-time weekend tour, I would probably just zip tie a couple of cheap water bottle cages to each side of the fork. Zip ties are cheap, disposable and hold well. Of...
09-30-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,827
Posted By fujidon

My touring bike (which I no longer ride) came...

My touring bike (which I no longer ride) came with cantilever brakes which were marginal so I replaced the brake pads with grippier pads. On a downhill, but not turning, the front fork started...
09-22-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By fujidon

I recently bought this bike stand"...

I recently bought this bike stand" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZF2QV9C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I could say it's a bargain for the price, but it would actually be a...
09-12-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,878
Posted By fujidon

I've been following this thread from the first...

I've been following this thread from the first post. I don't recall anyone trying to convert others.

But, if you do feel that it's so, why not post directly to the "clipless advocate" instead of a...
09-12-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,878
Posted By fujidon

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61+-F+muiML._A...

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61+-F+muiML._AC_SL1000_.jpg

You mean something like this?
09-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,878
Posted By fujidon

Shirley, you jest.

Shirley, you jest.
09-11-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,878
Posted By fujidon

It may take a while, but unclipping from a...

It may take a while, but unclipping from a cleated pedal system (ironically called "clipless") becomes as second nature as putting a foot down when you stop.

When I first switched to SPD pedals, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By fujidon

If it picked up that much dirt in just 150 miles,...

If it picked up that much dirt in just 150 miles, then yes, it could be your choice of lube, but I think it's more likely that it's a case of too much lube.

I lube my chains the day before a ride...
09-10-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,329
Posted By fujidon

I related my experience, you related yours. Not...

I related my experience, you related yours. Not everyone has the same experience.
09-09-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,329
Posted By fujidon

I've ridden with many riders who have "radar" to...

I've ridden with many riders who have "radar" to announce the rear approach of cars. Other than the rare circumstance (like passing a slower rider), I've never seen them actually ride any different...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By fujidon

I've been in several different bike shops for...

I've been in several different bike shops for service and to buy bikes. Like any business, they run the gamut.
The bike shop that I wish I could like the most can be a bit snobbish and while I'm OK...
09-01-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,798
Posted By fujidon

There's nothing quite like designing a system...

There's nothing quite like designing a system with total disregard of normal human behavior and then expecting that behavior to magically change.
Forum: Foo
08-31-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,162
Posted By fujidon

Unless the seller admits to anything he committed...

Unless the seller admits to anything he committed to (and it sounds like he won't) or you have some kind of proof, it just your word against his word. I can't see how you could win a judgement.
08-26-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,005
Posted By fujidon

I used to commute to work about 14 miles each way...

I used to commute to work about 14 miles each way on my road bike. After I bought a mountain bike, I set it up with road tires just for the commute. I timed myself over multiple days and was...
08-26-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,005
Posted By fujidon

Even at 15 mph there's a difference... the...

Even at 15 mph there's a difference... the varsity is much prettier. Of course, it was my first "real" bike so I may be biased.
08-06-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,796
Posted By fujidon

A similar thought occurred to me and it's a big...

A similar thought occurred to me and it's a big part of why I'm leaning towards selling it.

Not to mention that I already have 2 other road bikes and road-worthy gravel bike. I never intended to...
08-05-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,796
Posted By fujidon

Yes, indeed, full Dura Ace, but I did replace the...

Yes, indeed, full Dura Ace, but I did replace the chainrings to a compact (50-34) and the cranks to a Sram carbon fiber.
08-05-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,796
Posted By fujidon

I figure I'm probably not the first person to...

I figure I'm probably not the first person to make such a decision so I thought it might be interesting to get "randos" thoughts including encouragement to have this bike see a second life.
08-05-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,796
Posted By fujidon

Should I Sell It?

I bought this bike (Raleigh Team) in 2007. My first carbon fiber bike. About 16lbs and with full Ultegra. I haven't ridden it in a couple of years because the riding position is a little too...
07-09-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,679
Posted By fujidon

It's an outdated term (and one that I wouldn't...

It's an outdated term (and one that I wouldn't use because I find it disrespectful) for a tank top.
07-06-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,108
Posted By fujidon

Finding a sport drink for our water bottles that...

Finding a sport drink for our water bottles that matches the color of our bike.
06-27-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,145
Posted By fujidon

I think this stem can still be used. Just clean...

I think this stem can still be used. Just clean up the outer edges and the face where the wedge slides against the stem. It may be a bit of work because the stem is probably steel. If it's aluminum,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,045
Posted By fujidon

Is that with the English or the French...

Is that with the English or the French pronunciation?
04-29-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,950
Posted By fujidon

My first real road bike was a Schwinn Varsity. I...

My first real road bike was a Schwinn Varsity. I bought it with my paper route money and went everywhere on that heavy 10-speed. That was in 1968, so 53 years ago.

I'm sure that's easily beaten.
04-08-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By fujidon

I replaced the handlebar with a Surly Truck Stop...

I replaced the handlebar with a Surly Truck Stop bar. Mostly because I wanted a little more rise since this bike is also going to be my touring bike. Along with 3cm of rise, I chose a wider bar so I...
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