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09-21-20, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Ronno6

This would be perfect if they only made one to...

This would be perfect if they only made one to fit a tube as large ad a Cannondale downtube.
31.8 ian even close..............
09-13-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By Ronno6

Your ST500 is at least an '86 but could be as...

Your ST500 is at least an '86 but could be as late as 89.
Could be a 27" (68.5cm) frame.
The s/n will tell.....first 2 or 3 digits will be size in inches for the ST frames.
What you are missing...
09-13-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By Ronno6

The carbon fork in my CAD3 66cm came stock form...

The carbon fork in my CAD3 66cm came stock form Cannondale........
My others are a mix of Nashbar and Performance forks.........
(Touch wood) I have never experienced a problem.....
09-12-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By Ronno6

Cannondale is sometimes hard to figure out. ...

Cannondale is sometimes hard to figure out.
CAAD2 frames (not CAD2) were built in 1997/8, and were sold with both 7 speed and 8 speed drive trains.
I would doubt that they made the same series...
09-12-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Ronno6

According to Sheldon Brown, 26.8 ...

According to Sheldon Brown, 26.8
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/seatpost-sizes-m-z.html#u
09-09-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ronno6

If we circle back to the original post and topic,...

If we circle back to the original post and topic, the answer is quite simple:
Based on Christian's statement, BOTH instances would produce ZERO inches if being driven by a 34X34 drivetrain.
And, it...
09-09-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ronno6

And, the conversation takes another left hand...

And, the conversation takes another left hand turn...............
09-09-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ronno6

I suppose....as long as he is to be regarded as a...

I suppose....as long as he is to be regarded as a "color" commentator, as opposed to an "expert" commentator.
09-08-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ronno6

I don't bother with inches..........an additional...

I don't bother with inches..........an additional unnecessary step.....
A simple approximation of ratio is all I need.......
09-08-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ronno6

OK To all the above. But..... He used the...

OK To all the above.

But.....
He used the term "inches." He should at least know what it means...........a 34X34 would be a 1:1 ratio....NOTHING zero about it...............
Basically 27 inches....
09-06-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ronno6

Maybe not, But.............he WAS a pro rider...

Maybe not,
But.............he WAS a pro rider for many years. He certainly should understand gear inches.....
09-06-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ronno6

Yup....I know how to calculate gear...

Yup....I know how to calculate gear inches................Christion may need a bir of an education....
09-06-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ronno6

Wait....WHAT ? Did I Just Hear That Right????

On today's Stage 9 of the 2020 Tour de France
Christian Vande Velde discussing climbing gearing, said it was conceivable for a rider to run a 32 tooth chainring and a 32 tooth rear cog.
"That would...
06-14-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,388
Posted By Ronno6

My taste in music has changed over the years.... ...

My taste in music has changed over the years....
Forever a Beatles fan,loved most 60's rock
Gone thru Beach Boys, Motown,Country phases....Even developed a profound appreciation for Karen...
06-14-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,388
Posted By Ronno6

Gerry Rafferty.............

Gerry Rafferty.............
06-13-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Ronno6

Today,I rode out of the saddle on the small rises...

Today,I rode out of the saddle on the small rises we have here in South Mississippi way more than usual.
As I have lost significant weight this year, my knees didn't seem to mind.
I was able to...
06-13-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,338
Posted By Ronno6

Sorry I'm so late to the party...we been having...

Sorry I'm so late to the party...we been having weather 'round here ib June.....
126 miles in 6 rides this month so far.

I started February at 265.6#
Yesterday I weighed 219.6 at rise...........
06-06-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Ronno6

Maybe I'll try hydrating more before each ride. ...

Maybe I'll try hydrating more before each ride.
In the morning I usually drink 2 cups of coffee....caffeine is a diuretic, I know.....
I drink water every 2 miles..about 24oz in 20 miles.
I...
06-05-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Ronno6

I ride out of the saddle very little.....it tends...

I ride out of the saddle very little.....it tends to aggravate my knees and drives my heart rate up in a hurry.......
Max 24 pedal strokes..........hills only....
06-05-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Ronno6

Yup.. I understand the gas...

Yup.. I understand the gas analogies..............
The only thing in my routine which I changed was the intake of the protein drink 2 hours before riding............
I had previously read where the...
06-05-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Ronno6

Just A Bad Day ??

Weight is falling...down 43# since early Feb. thru interval fasting and exercise.
Riding performance has been ramping up as well.
Feeling stronger, faster, farther, etc...
Til recently.

Last...
05-23-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

I have been continuing to ride more strongly as...

I have been continuing to ride more strongly as of late.
Partly due to increased strength (I hope)
But, mainly doe to weight loss.
Today I weighed 225.4.
That's officially 40# down since early...
05-21-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,882
Posted By Ronno6

215 mtd 1058 ytd

215 mtd
1058 ytd
05-08-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,882
Posted By Ronno6

117 so far in May 960 YTD Almost have last...

117 so far in May
960 YTD
Almost have last year's total............
05-03-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

Yesterday my buddy and I set off to do 25-30...

Yesterday my buddy and I set off to do 25-30 miles.
I had intended to go easy as I had ridden fairly hard the 2 days prior.
That never works out........
It was an almost perfect cycling...
04-30-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

Set a new record today..........heart rate got up...

Set a new record today..........heart rate got up to 152 !!
Never seen it over 149 before.
On a 1/2 mile 3% grade I got into a rhythm of cadence and breathing....feeling no pain.
Looked at my...
04-26-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,895
Posted By Ronno6

281 MTD Should be able to do 320+ 802 YTD ...

281 MTD
Should be able to do 320+

802 YTD
Way ahead of last year's pace...........
04-25-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,151
Posted By Ronno6

63cm 1987 Cannondale SR Alumionum frame w/carbon...

63cm 1987 Cannondale SR Alumionum frame w/carbon fork.
I'm 6'4" and 234# (down from 265)

Been on a Cannondale since 1986........Love 'em !
04-24-20, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Ronno6

My buddy and I did a rolling 30 miler that we did...

My buddy and I did a rolling 30 miler that we did almost exactly a month ago.
I felt a bit tired and was somewhat disappointed with the ride overall.
Then, after I downloaded my Garmin, I looked...
04-23-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By Ronno6

I am similarly built.........6'6" for most of my...

I am similarly built.........6'6" for most of my adult life (before father time and gravity intervened) and have ridden at as heavy as 270#
I have ridden early Cannondale 63cm race bikes since 1986....
04-23-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

Riding farther,faster,stronger,climbing better,BP...

Riding farther,faster,stronger,climbing better,BP down,resting pulse down.
Feel tired, but not light headed after riding.
Maybe this training thing is working........
All this while interval...
04-15-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

Things are looking up. I am seeing some...

Things are looking up.
I am seeing some improvement in my performance.
After a strenuous ride followed by some dire shoveling one day, I got very light headed after taking a rest.
Taking my BP...
04-13-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By Ronno6

Shimano Claris Brifter Lever Bumpers

I'm working on a friend's Diamondback road bike equipped with a Shimano Claris drivetrain.

The brifters have small rubber bumpers on the lower front side of the inner shift levers which cushion...
03-16-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

Recent rides have seen some performance...

Recent rides have seen some performance improvements.
I am not concerning myself with my HR other than seeing it come back down when I relax a bit.
I think the highest have seen it is 149 and had...
03-12-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By Ronno6

I'm having a tough time figuring this thing out. ...

I'm having a tough time figuring this thing out.
After some rides the lump is quite pronounced; after others, not so much.
Seems to depend on what shorts I wear.
Dunno..........
03-09-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

But...it WAS windy, No??

But...it WAS windy, No??
03-09-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By Ronno6

Seems to me that I have had this thing for...

Seems to me that I have had this thing for several years.
Sometimes it is hardly noticeable; other times downright uncomfortable. (Today was one of THOSE days...)
I have used DZNutz for years; that...
03-09-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

I take a couple sips or water every 2 miles. My...

I take a couple sips or water every 2 miles. My mouth tends to dry out, and that gets me drinking....
During warmer months, I will consume a 24oz bottle about every 20 miles.
As for urination, my...
03-06-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

I guess I gotta be grateful that I can still ride...

I guess I gotta be grateful that I can still ride as well as I do at this age.
It can be tough to accept one's limitations, but a man has to know them (right, Harry??)
Lately the wind has been so...
03-02-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By Ronno6

Not sure it is a skin problem.. As I examine it...

Not sure it is a skin problem..
As I examine it a bit more, I do not think it can move around...........may be on the bone??
03-02-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By Ronno6

Saddle Sore Doctor

I have a lump well below the skin along my ischial tuberosity.
Not a pimple; more like an abcess.
Been there quite a while, but not going away,whether I have been riding or not.
Uncomfortable but...
03-02-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

I paid closer attention to my recovery HR once...

I paid closer attention to my recovery HR once done riding.
I kicked it up to 140 with the finish line in sight, then coasted.
In about 1 minute, I was down under 130.
In 3 minutes, 120
4 1/2...
03-02-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

Finding an easy gear on the flats is not an...

Finding an easy gear on the flats is not an issue; it's those pesky hills that cause problems.
The MRI of my right knee supposedly showed the "grand slam" of issues:
Tom meniscus,
Baler cyst...
03-01-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

I'm working on my weight. 253 this morn. Out of...

I'm working on my weight. 253 this morn.
Out of shape?? Yup.
Leg issues: Reaggravated a hamstring pull.
Badly sprained an ankle.
Then, knee problems.
3 rooster comb shots and about 3 months...
02-24-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

Yeah, I don't much care for doctors,either. My...

Yeah, I don't much care for doctors,either.
My GP says that, at 6'4" and 260# my BMI is right where it should be...
02-23-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

I have not, as of yet, visited a heart doctor....

I have not, as of yet, visited a heart doctor. That should probably happen soon.
I will need to investigate the Medicare aspect of that.

The numbers are what they are, if my Garmin HR monitor...
02-23-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

There is NO staying with the pack..LOL. The...

There is NO staying with the pack..LOL.
The pack has ridden off and left me !
But, I am riding at a pace which allows me to enjoy the ride,and not suffer the rest of the day.
130 seems to be my...
02-21-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

Recovery..........that's a major point of...

Recovery..........that's a major point of interest.
As long as I keep my HR at or below 130, it will drop back pretty quickly by backing off a bit.
I mean from 130 to 120 in a minute or 2....
02-21-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

Heart Doctor.....Like Will smith says in...

Heart Doctor.....Like Will smith says in Independence Day..."I gotta get me one of these !!"

My GP says all is fine, but I still tend to listen to me body.......
02-21-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ronno6

I am trying to use the HR numbers as a guide. ...

I am trying to use the HR numbers as a guide.
As I said, exertions which average higher levels (132-135) really knock me on my butt for the rest of the day.......an uncomfortable feeling.
I am...
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