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Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By philbob57

Battery status for the speed/cadence sensor?...

Battery status for the speed/cadence sensor? (It's electronic - always start troubleshooting with, 'Is it plugged in?')
05-02-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 195
Posted By philbob57

Agreed. I had one on my Atala Competizione, and...

Agreed. I had one on my Atala Competizione, and it was a terrible shifter. I hope it didn't cost you much, because the most ethical thing to do with it is to donate to a bike museum or a museum that...
05-02-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,614
Posted By philbob57

When I assembled my triple, I found my triple...

When I assembled my triple, I found my triple bolts had 6 spacers that were 3.51-3.54 mm thick and 6 spacers that were 2.7-2.8 mm or so (should have written the number down). Check your spacers - if...
04-30-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By philbob57

Keeping them true may be pretty easy, unless they...

Keeping them true may be pretty easy, unless they get really out of true.
04-30-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By philbob57

I recommend the Clyde/Athena forum, too. Lots of...

I recommend the Clyde/Athena forum, too. Lots of good info and people. I'm also writing to recommend keeping biking fun. I say that because I think that's the best way to stay motivated to keep...
04-29-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,917
Posted By philbob57

I started at 6 in 1950, but that wasn't a road...

I started at 6 in 1950, but that wasn't a road bike. I had a Raleigh Sports 3 speed 'English racer' around 1955, but it got stolen around '57. My first adult bike was a Sears 5-speed that was trashed...
04-27-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25,851
Views: 2,622,903
Posted By philbob57

20 miles yesterday, about 8 of which were into...

20 miles yesterday, about 8 of which were into 20+ mph headwinds, after an 8 day layoff due to poor weather. Sunny, warm, but naturally I felt chilly, which I think is an artifact of aging. Went out...
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By philbob57

That bike is beyond beautiful, IMO - as close to...

That bike is beyond beautiful, IMO - as close to 'too beautiful to ride' as I think any bike can get. I'd want it if it were 5-6 CM smaller.
04-24-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,310
Posted By philbob57

An almost crash around 1978 got me to buy a...

An almost crash around 1978 got me to buy a helmet. I was flying down a hill in suburban DC, with right-of-way and no stop sign, and a woman in station wagon stopped at her stop sign, looked at me,...
04-24-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By philbob57

It's just another burden us C&Vers have to bear....

It's just another burden us C&Vers have to bear. :) I really wish I could cheaply and easily use a plastic cable guide under the BB. (I don't want to tape a hole into the BB.)
04-24-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 458
Posted By philbob57

With a 14-24 freewheel, this was probably sold as...

With a 14-24 freewheel, this was probably sold as an entry-level racing bike, which may not be good for touring. How much weight do you plan to carry? Do you already have panniers, or do you plan to...
04-24-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 853
Posted By philbob57

Will your doc give you a prescription for...

Will your doc give you a prescription for physical therapy to improve your balance?
04-24-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By philbob57

Braze-ons are relatively new. My 1973 British...

Braze-ons are relatively new. My 1973 British production frame has a 'gear lever stop' underneath the downtube and a cable stop on the drive-side chainstay for the RDER cable. No cable guide under BB...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By philbob57

Look into the East Coast Greenway for ME to MD...

Look into the East Coast Greenway for ME to MD routing.
04-22-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By philbob57

It's such a great pleasure to find stuff I've...

It's such a great pleasure to find stuff I've forgotten I have. The trouble is that I come across those items only because I'm looking for things I can't find, things I know I have but can't remember...
04-22-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,802
Posted By philbob57

Back to the topic - sit bones = ischial...

Back to the topic - sit bones = ischial tuberosities. If you ride upright, the sit bones take your weight. If you lean forward from your hips, pubic rami take some of your weight - the more you lean,...
04-21-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By philbob57

Are you going to keep it or flip it? My MKM is...

Are you going to keep it or flip it? My MKM is wasted on me now, but it's my only bike. In my 30s and 40s, when I could ride 16-20 mph, especially with a group, I liked it better than anything else...
04-21-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By philbob57

Geometry is only part of the story. Materials,...

Geometry is only part of the story. Materials, construction techniques, skill all play a part in how the frame will feel, and tires will play a gigantic part in the bike's feel.

I'm really glad I...
04-20-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 756
Posted By philbob57

Lots of miles on a city bike and not happy on the...

Lots of miles on a city bike and not happy on the M ... hmmm. On one hand, if you're used to riding upright, you are very likely to feel uncomfortable on a road bike, at first. If you pick the right...
04-18-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By philbob57

I'd expect a Campy 6 speed hub to show 125 mm...

I'd expect a Campy 6 speed hub to show 125 mm OLD, not 126.55. How accurate is the micrometer?
04-18-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 756
Posted By philbob57

Exactly - the best way to get a bike that fits is...

Exactly - the best way to get a bike that fits is to go custom.

It's possible that you can find someone who knows of a modern bike with a short ST and looong TT or ETT; with luck a few are reading...
04-18-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By philbob57

Sitbone width is only part of the story, unless...

Sitbone width is only part of the story, unless you ride an upright bike; then s.b. width is the whole story. If you lean forward at your pelvis to reach the 'bars, your weight is carried by your...
04-17-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,254
Posted By philbob57

Thanks for the info. As it happens, it's new tape...

Thanks for the info. As it happens, it's new tape time, so I'll inspect the bars closely when I take the old tape off. I know what I'll do if it looks suspicious, but if it doesn't? It might be time...
04-17-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 756
Posted By philbob57

I recommend feeding your measurements into...

I recommend feeding your measurements into something like Competitive Cyclist's calculator. You're an inch taller than me but your inseam is almost 2" shorter, and I feel pretty good on a diamond...
04-15-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,254
Posted By philbob57

Safety of old aluminum handlebars?

The thread on the broken brake lever spooked me. I got my handlebars just short of 40 years ago. They came from my lbs's parts bin. I don't remember whether they were a take-off or used part. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,186
Posted By philbob57

It comes down to your goals for using an HRM and...

It comes down to your goals for using an HRM and what your doc says.

I started using an HRM because I got into my 70s and started having an indescribable problem on some rides - total lack of...
04-15-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,006
Posted By philbob57

I did most of of my fitting myself. Once I had...

I did most of of my fitting myself. Once I had the seat too high when I was given a new saddle, felt unstable, and decided I should stop riding. Dumb mistake, but I was under a lot of stress. I...
04-14-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,895
Posted By philbob57

I like my Five Tens (2nd pair) with pinned flat...

I like my Five Tens (2nd pair) with pinned flat pedals, but I miss the ability to pull up when accelerating. The reason I went with the Five Tens, of course, is that my Puma touring shoes wore out,...
04-14-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,522
Posted By philbob57

On July 13, 1986, my time (rounded to the nearest...

On July 13, 1986, my time (rounded to the nearest minute) was the same as LeMond's for that day's Tour de France stage. I didn't ride quite as far, though.

I'm with Kahn. If I ride, I'll get...
04-13-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25,851
Views: 2,622,903
Posted By philbob57

Yesterday - 4/12 - 18+ miles on another sunny,...

Yesterday - 4/12 - 18+ miles on another sunny, windy day (15+ mph) in the low 60s. The first half of the ride was mainly uphill (slightly, and I do men slightly) against the wind, so the ride home...
04-13-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,283
Posted By philbob57

Alo, 1) How would you have responded to your...

Alo,

1) How would you have responded to your post, if it had come from someone else?

2) Is this a deprivation diet for you?

Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By philbob57

Does anyone have trouble imagining that China,...

Does anyone have trouble imagining that China, with more than a billion people, could have produced thousands of talented bike frame builders? Does anyone have trouble imagining that some Chinese...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By philbob57

Foot pain on sides ... if on the outside, could...

Foot pain on sides ... if on the outside, could be tailor's bunion.
04-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,342
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Posted By philbob57

Deleted - this post was supposed to be in the...

Deleted - this post was supposed to be in the "did you ride today?' thread.
04-12-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By philbob57

The mid-'80s version may be from Raleigh-USA and...

The mid-'80s version may be from Raleigh-USA and may be better steel that the hi-ten you'll get in the Nottingham GP. Which fits better?
04-12-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,206
Posted By philbob57

As usual, seeing scan of an old Bicycling issue...

As usual, seeing scan of an old Bicycling issue brings back memories, most of them good. It's especially nice to see April, 1981's issue. My first ride in Chicago was 3/17/81, which was probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By philbob57

My hypothesis when I had a hot spot right over my...

My hypothesis when I had a hot spot right over my SPD cleats was that it was caused too much pressure over too little area. I went to pinned flat pedals and Five Ten shoes to get more pedal area...
04-09-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By philbob57

I thought the slant-parallelogram ders didn't...

I thought the slant-parallelogram ders didn't need to pivot.
04-08-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,114
Posted By philbob57

Nope, but when I was 17 or 18, a Rhode Islander...

Nope, but when I was 17 or 18, a Rhode Islander lost on the streets in Boston, a cop with an Irish accent stopped me for going the wrong way on a one-way street. His accent was so thick I had a hard...
04-06-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,342
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Views: 498,052
Posted By philbob57

How long ago WAS 2008? It seems like only a...

How long ago WAS 2008? It seems like only a couple of years ago....
04-05-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By philbob57

A few years ago, the 2 lowest price Bontrager...

A few years ago, the 2 lowest price Bontrager models had soles that were stiff and higher toe boxes than higher end shoes had. In fact, they were roomier than Sidis of the same size. I really wanted...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By philbob57

I first started riding as an adult in 1972,...

I first started riding as an adult in 1972, although I've taken some extended breaks. I've ridden with clips/straps, clips/straps/cleats, half-clips, SPD 'clipless', and pinned flat pedals....
04-04-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,769
Posted By philbob57

Check into the East Coast Greenway and the trail...

Check into the East Coast Greenway and the trail through the Laurentians in Quebec.

Is there a Blue ridge Trail that can be biked?

I'm thinking about some scenic rides, too, but my wife doesn't...
04-04-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,342
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Views: 498,052
Posted By philbob57

The boom is defined as 1946-1964. People born...

The boom is defined as 1946-1964. People born during 5/9 of the boom years qualify for this thread. I believe more kids were born during the early part of the boom, so my bet is that a majority of...
04-04-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25,851
Views: 2,622,903
Posted By philbob57

Yesterday, 16+ miles. Sunny, high 60s-low 70s,...

Yesterday, 16+ miles. Sunny, high 60s-low 70s, winds over 15 mph. The wind shifted, so I had to pedal into a headwind for over half the ride ... and it was worth every pedal stroke. This was my first...
04-03-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By philbob57

Thanks, Matt and oneclick. I wrote about my...

Thanks, Matt and oneclick.

I wrote about my orientation wrong - the flat sides all face inwards. Not only is that the way the triple you sent was oriented, according to my notes, and not only is...
04-02-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By philbob57

Thanks. It's appropriate that you responded,...

Thanks. It's appropriate that you responded, since I got these bolts from you.:) (No complaints - you sold me an assembled triple, and (my eyes told me) those bolts had thinner and thicker spacers,...
04-02-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By philbob57

TA Cyclotouriste triple assembly question

I'm converting a Cyclotouriste double to a triple. The bolt sets consist of, among other things, 2 spacers. The spacers are of 2 different sizes. Which spacer goes between the outer and middle chain...
04-02-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,374
Posted By philbob57

'Bubbler' in RI, too, when I was supposedly...

'Bubbler' in RI, too, when I was supposedly growing up. We went to a soda fountain or Newport Creamery to buy a cabinet. 'RI' was pronounced 'Rho D'eye-land'. Then there's the Cranston accent which...
03-30-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,498
Posted By philbob57

90 degree elbow bend? Where did that come from?...

90 degree elbow bend? Where did that come from? Do you mean 90 degree shoulder angle?
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