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06-15-19, 02:23 PM
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Posted By zjrog

awesome!

awesome!
06-15-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,730
Posted By zjrog

As I noted elsewhere, the old front wheel had...

As I noted elsewhere, the old front wheel had rusting eyelets at the nipples and when we tried to true the rear, it stripped several nipples. I did look first at my local collective but was unable to...
06-15-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,730
Posted By zjrog

Very true... And, I am alive and current, so that...

Very true... And, I am alive and current, so that is always a positive. After my crash 8 years ago, alive is always good.
06-15-19, 10:21 AM
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Posted By zjrog

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This pic is a long time coming. I posted a few years back when this was...
06-15-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,730
Posted By zjrog

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Decided my Old Friend needed to be outside. 5600 105 hubs with Rigida...
06-13-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,171
Posted By zjrog

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I keep a MTB at work. Too far to commute. But I can ride around here...
06-12-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,890
Posted By zjrog

I ride a 29er now and again. It's a Perforance...

I ride a 29er now and again. It's a Perforance Access XCL 9r, and it is a fun ride on road, and nice on the mild trails I ride. I could likely swap in a rigid fork, honestly, and keep it locked out...
06-12-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By zjrog

A couple years back, I had a heel spur removed,...

A couple years back, I had a heel spur removed, and my achilles tendon repaired. As I was non-weightbearing, I had access to a knee scooter. Well. I was not slow or easy on it. As a result, I got my...
06-12-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,469
Posted By zjrog

I had 3 truths after breaking my back... But the...

I had 3 truths after breaking my back... But the best one is, "Any day you can wipe your own butt, is a good day!"
06-09-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,140
Posted By zjrog

I have decided to let my son in law use the...

I have decided to let my son in law use the Redhead. Out for a ride today with my daughter and him, the hybrid my daughter had been using before she got her 98 Schwinn Passage, decided to eathe 21...
06-08-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,142
Posted By zjrog

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Shimano PD-T400 Click’r SPD Pedals

I...
06-08-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By zjrog

I recently was trying to decide on a personal...

I recently was trying to decide on a personal reward for losing more than 100 pounds. I wasn't looking for anything specific yet, when I found an ad for a never used 2006 Cannondale CAAD8 R1000 frame...
06-07-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By zjrog

I bought it at a Performance Bike shop before...

I bought it at a Performance Bike shop before they closed. I got it for $30... I like it, and started using it at 300 pounds. Now at 263...
06-06-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By zjrog

I am out west, Utah, west of Salt Lake City. Due...

I am out west, Utah, west of Salt Lake City. Due to a bicycle crash nearly 8 years ago, I have no intent to be super gonzo ever again. Super technical offroad is just not going to happen. My 29er is...
06-05-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,797
Posted By zjrog

I grew up just east of Council Grove area. Left...

I grew up just east of Council Grove area. Left for the Navy 38 years ago and never looked back. But in the last two years, I've been wanting to make that trip, and ride some areas like that rail...
06-05-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By zjrog

I've written most of this elsewhere. But the...

I've written most of this elsewhere. But the first time? I can't really pin that down. in 2010 after a knee replacement I got serious about getting in shape again. I was 300 pounds. After the knee...
06-05-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,077
Posted By zjrog

My daughter has been riding my wife's 98 Schwinn...

My daughter has been riding my wife's 98 Schwinn hybrid for the last few years. It was bought new, in a bike shop in 98. She has been wanting a lighter, faster roadbike. I was going to give her my...
06-05-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By zjrog

I appreciate the input. I knew the older...

I appreciate the input. I knew the older thinking. Been out of the loops a few years.

Going to look anyway, to see what components are on the bike for a later project.

I tried a smaller...
06-05-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By zjrog

I'm using a WTB Speed 145mm on my KHS roadbike,....

I'm using a WTB Speed 145mm on my KHS roadbike,. I can even ride without padded shorts with this saddle. My 29er came with an older WTB saddle, not sure of the model, but that is why I went with hte...
06-05-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,860
Posted By zjrog

I have a different thread on that. It's funny, I...

I have a different thread on that. It's funny, I used a solvent that didn't do squat, yet once it got warm outside, I removed the brifters and soaked them in WD40, then left them in the sun for a...
06-04-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By zjrog

Considering a Cyclocross bike... Sizing question!

As mentioend, I am considering the purchase of a cyclocross bike, a Nashbar aluminum, and not sure of the year of the bike or components. I do know it is 54cm frame for size. Beyond that I have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By zjrog

Thanks! Ordering one today!

Thanks! Ordering one today!
06-03-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,860
Posted By zjrog

tallbikeman, I keep thinking a recumbent trike is...

tallbikeman, I keep thinking a recumbent trike is in my future, but that is certainly is a future plan... I'm certainly hoping to keep injuries at a minimum for a change.

I'm a terrible example of...
06-03-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,761
Posted By zjrog

Sounds like she has a little interest, and I hope...

Sounds like she has a little interest, and I hope it is something that sticks for you guys.

I'm not ready for a group ride yet. But probably soon. So KUDOS to you for taking that plunge!!!! And...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By zjrog

And now for a potentially silly question. I...

And now for a potentially silly question.

I need a bottom bracket cable guide for this bike. Are they pretty much universal still? Or, should I get this one from Amazon....
06-02-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,860
Posted By zjrog

It's a good day. My scale and I might be on...

It's a good day. My scale and I might be on friendly terms again. 263. This is 115 in just over a year lost. 93 since October.

While my only ride today was at the gym, ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By zjrog

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Trip to the bike collective was fruitful... 4600 series 12 to 30 cassette...
05-31-19, 01:56 PM
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Posted By zjrog

I have the same question!

I have the same question!
05-30-19, 04:00 PM
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Views: 3,860
Posted By zjrog

It is fun, and very versatile. Love riding it...

It is fun, and very versatile. Love riding it with my grandkids.



True. No one needs N+1, but.......
05-29-19, 07:42 PM
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Views: 336,226
Posted By zjrog

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05-25-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By zjrog

Appreciate that. But scored a Rival RD, and some...

Appreciate that. But scored a Rival RD, and some no name brakes, likely unmarked Tektro, when picking up parts for a different bike... Thanks!

Of course, I then find the Red FD I already had is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By zjrog

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Scored brakes, and a SRAM Rival RD. Thought I'd slap on my Red FD. Oops!...
05-25-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By zjrog

Ebay is about the only place I haven't looked...

Ebay is about the only place I haven't looked yet. Been years since I used Ebay... Thanks!
05-24-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By zjrog

That was what I thinking, but was unaware of the...

That was what I thinking, but was unaware of the distinction. Thanks!
05-24-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By zjrog

I'm going to guess an 11 speed RD, like the SRAM...

I'm going to guess an 11 speed RD, like the SRAM NX11 would not work properly with the Force 10 speed brifters?
05-23-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,916
Posted By zjrog

Oh, if only I were fully retired... But at 56...

Oh, if only I were fully retired... But at 56 that just isn't in the cards just yet. I'm not as strong or as gonzo as I once was. And some of that is pretty recent. My last gonzo moment, a high speed...
05-23-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,209
Posted By zjrog

I'm not planning any serious MTB riding, but my...

I'm not planning any serious MTB riding, but my 29er seems perfect for gravel. What little I have ridden remind sof when I didn't know any better. Growing up in the Flint Hills region of Kansas, near...
05-22-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,138
Posted By zjrog

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As someone that a year ago was wary of a heart attack, I did...
05-21-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,861
Posted By zjrog

As a guy that dropped 113 pounds this past year,...

As a guy that dropped 113 pounds this past year, if I can do it, anyone can. He is a perfect candidate for that guy on TV... Dr. Now... Then again. Dr. Phil was unable to help this joker.
05-20-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3,164
Views: 382,645
Posted By zjrog

Thanks!!!

Thanks!!!
05-19-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,916
Posted By zjrog

I have a similar prejudice in respect to carbon...

I have a similar prejudice in respect to carbon fiber. Retired Navy, worked around aircraft, and I really don't want any of that in my skin, as in an accident. But I also just picked up a lightweight...
05-18-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By zjrog

I'm in a similar position, looking to switch to...

I'm in a similar position, looking to switch to narrower tires for my 29er. Currently has Kenda SmallBlock 8 front and Slant Six rear 700x54. While my Performance Access XCL 9r has plenty of room for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By zjrog

No intent to purchase as it is too small. But I'm...

No intent to purchase as it is too small. But I'm still happy I got a great deal.......
05-16-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By zjrog

I just picked up a zero miles 2006 Cannondale...

I just picked up a zero miles 2006 Cannondale CAAD8 frame with a Slice Premium carbon fork. I've been leery of carbon due to my weight. Which a year ago was 378. I am currently 266. The CAAD8 is a...
05-15-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3,164
Views: 382,645
Posted By zjrog

Close. To get a clear background for the picture,...

Close. To get a clear background for the picture, had to carry it 30 yards from the parking area. ;)
05-15-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By zjrog

Ah, I was given bad info about the derraileurs....

Ah, I was given bad info about the derraileurs. Thanks. I about accepted an Ultegra RD for this project. Thanks.

I have a SRAM Apex brakeset on another bike, with 105 brifters, I can use those I...
05-15-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By zjrog

SRAM Force compatible RD and road brakes question

I was given a set of 2x10 SRAM Force brifters and SRAM Red FD. On a budget build of sorts, 2006 CAAD8. Going to visit my local bike collective this weekend, looking for compatible RD and brake sets....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,821
Posted By zjrog

2006 R1000, was stripped as a donor for a carbon...

2006 R1000, was stripped as a donor for a carbon fiber bike. The frame was passed among friends and never built... I'm on a personal weight loss journey, and this is my reward. I hope to have it...
05-14-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3,164
Views: 382,645
Posted By zjrog

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05-14-19, 08:36 AM
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Views: 382,645
Posted By zjrog

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1990 Trek 7000 I keep at work. Dry lake bed. But very soft. Near the Salt...
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