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10-06-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,721
Posted By pgjackson

I doubt a seat post will make any difference. CF,...

I doubt a seat post will make any difference. CF, AL, Steel....they are all very stiff and rigid. There isn't much play at all in a seat post regardless of material. Saddle rails might make a...
09-23-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By pgjackson

I'll second the deadlifts suggestion. Seems kind...

I'll second the deadlifts suggestion. Seems kind of contrary to what you would think to address back pain, but it worked for me. I've been struggling with major back issues for 25 years. I've had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,280
Posted By pgjackson

I noticed while watching the Olympic triathlon it...

I noticed while watching the Olympic triathlon it looked like most competitors were riding either straight up road bikes or Tri bikes converted to road style. Most seemed to ride on the hoods or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By pgjackson

That's cool, but at $190 it's a bit out of my...

That's cool, but at $190 it's a bit out of my price range for a chain.
09-08-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,896
Posted By pgjackson

Is $40 your new budget? If so, then it's better...

Is $40 your new budget? If so, then it's better than walking. If not you might want to take a look at FB Marketplace. Lots of decent used bikes there in the $100-200 range.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By pgjackson

Dang it!

Dang it!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By pgjackson

Ordered the KMC X10EL (Extra Light). Says...

Ordered the KMC X10EL (Extra Light). Says 260grams. Saw some cheaper ones that were around 350grams.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By pgjackson

I know it won't make a difference, but I'm on an...

I know it won't make a difference, but I'm on an eternal quest to see how light I can get my bike without spending a ton of money. Got it pretty close to 16lbs right now. 15.5 is my goal. Saving 100g...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By pgjackson

Favorite lightweight 10-speed chain

My current chain is in decent shape and within specs, but it has stretched a bit. Figure might as well go ahead and replace it. I'm a bit of a weight weenie so I'd like to get something light...
09-07-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,245
Posted By pgjackson

If money is no object, of course you get the best...

If money is no object, of course you get the best thing available.

Will it make you go any faster? No
Will it impress your cycling friends? Probably

I look forward to reading more about...
09-05-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,439
Posted By pgjackson

Tilt the nose of the saddle down just a hair. ...

Tilt the nose of the saddle down just a hair. Keep doing that till you find your sit-bones.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By pgjackson

We had some stuff called "Ordnance Tape" in the...

We had some stuff called "Ordnance Tape" in the Marines. Kind of like duct tape, but it was olive green and virtually bullet proof. I swear you could hang bombs on a aircraft wing with that stuff. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,398
Posted By pgjackson

Never forgot it, but if I did I wouldn't worry...

Never forgot it, but if I did I wouldn't worry much about it or let it ruin my ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By pgjackson

I have one of these for floaties. Use it on the...

I have one of these for floaties. Use it on the boat all the time. Absolute game changer. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,094
Posted By pgjackson

Don't know about that. Maybe it's an assumption...

Don't know about that. Maybe it's an assumption about cracking or something. CF is incredibly strong. If you do something to it that would damage CF it probably would have damaged steel or AL also....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,094
Posted By pgjackson

What is your concern about a CF bike?

What is your concern about a CF bike?
08-30-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,298
Posted By pgjackson

As long as you aren't racking yourself the rest...

As long as you aren't racking yourself the rest can be adjusted. If you find a bike you love and you can comfortably stand over it, that's probably close enough. Stems are cheap and easy to replace.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,207
Posted By pgjackson

This thread has me wanting to do another Century....

This thread has me wanting to do another Century. Gotta' find some in my area.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,207
Posted By pgjackson

I'd actually advise against doing a big solo ride...

I'd actually advise against doing a big solo ride in preparation (unless you really enjoy very long rides). It might actually discourage you from trying the real thing. You can't replicate the...
08-29-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,719
Posted By pgjackson

Then it's probably not worth fixing up. A good...

Then it's probably not worth fixing up. A good tune-up will probably cost about $300...likely more for that bike as I assume they will need to replace a lot of stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,207
Posted By pgjackson

Good point. On big Century rides those rest...

Good point. On big Century rides those rest stops can be very well stocked. Might even be live music playing. Next thing you know you have eaten 3 PB&Js, 2 bananas and an ice cream sandwich and...
08-29-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,719
Posted By pgjackson

I did say if the bike had sentimental value. The...

I did say if the bike had sentimental value. The OP said it was his dad's old bike. Might be well worth the money to get it fixed up.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,207
Posted By pgjackson

Just do it for the enjoyment. Don't try to race...

Just do it for the enjoyment. Don't try to race or maintain a certain speed. My first was the Tour De Palm Springs. It was a huge ride with hundreds of riders. Maybe thousands. The cool thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By pgjackson

Y'all know most people think the idea of a $1000+...

Y'all know most people think the idea of a $1000+ bicycle is absurd. Here, we don't bat an eye at a $5,000+ bike and consider it a tremendous value with the right components. The problem is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By pgjackson

I am so glad I am not in the market for a new...

I am so glad I am not in the market for a new bike. My 10 year old bike runs perfectly and I love it. I don't think any new bike under $5,000 would be an upgrade. I was away from cycling for about...
08-29-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,719
Posted By pgjackson

Beat me to it. I'm guessing the OP has a bone...

Beat me to it. I'm guessing the OP has a bone stock 40 year old bike that really hasn't had much maintenance done to it. The bike itself could probably be made to run efficiently with a thorough...
08-29-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,298
Posted By pgjackson

You should be able to ride multiple sized bikes...

You should be able to ride multiple sized bikes easily with minor adjustments. I'm 5'8" and currently ride a 52. It's on the smallish side. My previous bikes were a 54 and a 56. All were just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,419
Posted By pgjackson

Do new Soras still have the thumb shifter?

Do new Soras still have the thumb shifter?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,419
Posted By pgjackson

What is the Shimano groupset hierarchy now? Sora...

What is the Shimano groupset hierarchy now? Sora used to be their lowest level found on entry level road bikes, then Tiagra, 105, Ultegra, Dura Ace. Saw some Clara and Tourney on some new bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By pgjackson

Anyone use an electric air pump in the garage?

Was wondering if anyone uses an electric air compressor for their bike tires. I have a good floor pump, but it doesn't work great on my motorcycle so I was thinking of getting a small air compressor...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,419
Posted By pgjackson

I am glad I am not in the market for a new bike. ...

I am glad I am not in the market for a new bike. If I was in the market I'd buy used right now. If Sora is the best I will get new at that price I think I'll take my chances used.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,419
Posted By pgjackson

The used market is pretty good right now, at...

The used market is pretty good right now, at least in my area. There no real difference between a well maintained used bike and a new bike you bought two months ago.
For example, on FB marketplace...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,419
Posted By pgjackson

Exactly. I wouldn't even consider a $1000+ bike...

Exactly. I wouldn't even consider a $1000+ bike with anything less than 105.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,419
Posted By pgjackson

I can't believe people are spending $1200-1700 on...

I can't believe people are spending $1200-1700 on Sora and Tiagra equipped bikes. My old $350 Fuji Newest came with Sora. You used to be able to get 105s at around the $800 mark.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,717
Posted By pgjackson

Never understood why so many people get bent out...

Never understood why so many people get bent out of shape over other people owning nice things. I have had a lot of hobbies over the years...boating, cycling, guitar, watches, guns, jetskis...and in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,419
Posted By pgjackson

Correct, you won't miss anything, Gotta be...

Correct, you won't miss anything, Gotta be careful with the "bike shops". Most local shops focus on cheap hybrids and beach cruisers. Very few know much about road bikes. Just look at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,419
Posted By pgjackson

I'd recommend getting rid of the triple and go...

I'd recommend getting rid of the triple and go with a compact double. Sora works just fine, but triple FDs are always an issue. I don't know if Sora makes a double, but if they do I'd get that. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,717
Posted By pgjackson

That is true. Still makes me laugh a bit. Who...

That is true. Still makes me laugh a bit. Who cares what I think?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,717
Posted By pgjackson

I don't care what you look like (or what you...

I don't care what you look like (or what you think I look like), but I have to admit that I do kind of chuckle when I see people decked out in full race kit casually riding a hybrid at about 10mph. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,717
Posted By pgjackson

Style is subjective. A road cycling enthusiast's...

Style is subjective. A road cycling enthusiast's sense of cool style is way different than a MTB cyclist (or the general population). The only people who find anything about road cycling to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,204
Posted By pgjackson

You are correct. That's only twice as expensive.

You are correct. That's only twice as expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,513
Posted By pgjackson

I had a Shimano 105 on my previous bike. My...

I had a Shimano 105 on my previous bike. My current one has SRAM Rival. To me it's the old Ford vs Chevy deal. Both get the job done. There are dedicated fans of both, but they are virtually the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,204
Posted By pgjackson

You might be able to save 50-100 grams by...

You might be able to save 50-100 grams by spending three times as much or more.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,204
Posted By pgjackson

I just got a Smith. Very happy with it. ...

I just got a Smith. Very happy with it.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By pgjackson

First ride with the new set up yesterday. Front...

First ride with the new set up yesterday. Front a 23 and the rear a 25. Both at 100psi. Ran really nice. Might try dropping the front down to 90-95.
08-16-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By pgjackson

Love the Sons of Shimano jersey at the beginning.

Love the Sons of Shimano jersey at the beginning.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By pgjackson

Looks like there is a consensus on the...

Looks like there is a consensus on the Continental tires. I've been away for about 8 years and recently started riding again. Back in the day I rode Vittoria Rubino Pro Slicks. Never had a problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By pgjackson

I don't want to get that scientific about it. The...

I don't want to get that scientific about it. The front tire says its a 23 and the rear says its a 25. That is close enough for me.
08-15-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,203
Posted By pgjackson

Yeah, not sure how he turns left without messing...

Yeah, not sure how he turns left without messing up the brake cable.
08-15-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,203
Posted By pgjackson

Just another oblivious politician virtue...

Just another oblivious politician virtue signaling to the rest of us lowly citizens on how we should live. I'll bet this guy rides about as often as I give press conferences. Would be cool to see a...
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