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Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By Recycled Cycler

It's the basic act of pedaling an upright bike at...

It's the basic act of pedaling an upright bike at the root, and I am postulating that the knee drift I see is causing the pain. Using pedal extenders causes more extreme knee drift. Without the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I am not sure. In reading about knee drift, it's...

I am not sure. In reading about knee drift, it's cause by uneven muscle strength. I don't know if a brace would help. I'm gonna see a doctor and get opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By Recycled Cycler

By using the extenders and increasing Q-Factor, I...

By using the extenders and increasing Q-Factor, I made problem with knee drift worse. It eliminates problem with heel hitting chainstay but is causing more knee drift and pain.

If I don't use...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I'm thinking about asking IF if they could...

I'm thinking about asking IF if they could rebuild this bike to create an exaggerated curve.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By Recycled Cycler

They make the knee drift worse. Actually I think...

They make the knee drift worse. Actually I think I made problem worse by using pedal extenders at start of season. I started using muscles in a different way as a reaction to the 20mm extended...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By Recycled Cycler

No - my knew drifts in on the downstroke.

No - my knew drifts in on the downstroke.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Curved Chainstays

I'm having issues with knee pain that can't be corrected anatomically. It's my right leg. Neuro/muscular/skeletal issues caused by a benign spinal cord tumor cause a lot of muscle weakness on the rt...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Recycled Cycler

That "STOP" is pretty self-evident. It's where...

That "STOP" is pretty self-evident. It's where the rail starts to curve. Even without the stop line, it'd be hard to go any farther. If it were me and without a stop line I'd have to stop at same...
07-26-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,753
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Good point. In the past, I didn't think much...

Good point. In the past, I didn't think much about putting bike in my van and driving to a weekend bike ride. But I think about it more now with a shift in our society towards reducing fossil fuel...
07-26-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,753
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Back to original intent of OP regarding their...

Back to original intent of OP regarding their "disconnect with Spin class":

Spinning to me is a bit like sprinting on the real road in a big gear. I was never a good sprinter and I'm worse now. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By Recycled Cycler

My sister's new bike has it. She loves it. But...

My sister's new bike has it. She loves it. But for me - recreational/ fitness 66 year old rider - straight mechanical works fine for me. If I found a bike to buy that had electronic shifting it...
07-25-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Campy 10sp Pulleys

I want to change out my Campy 10sp pulleys. Kinda worn. I can find NOS Campy replacements. But they're black. Boring. Anyone know where I can find red or green or gold or purple? The 10sp uses 10...
07-25-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,753
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I'm not at all "rubbed" by spinning. At home in...

I'm not at all "rubbed" by spinning. At home in the winter I use a trainer. I may buy a Peloton or similar device this winter. I use spinning to help keep in shape in the winter. I don't get in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Noob? I was in at least one race (that I can...

Noob? I was in at least one race (that I can remember) with Steve Bauer in it. Do you know of Steve Bauer? Canadian who won a stage in a TDF in the 80's. I think he may now be one of the TDF team's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Issues with electronics cost a TDF rider dearly...

Issues with electronics cost a TDF rider dearly in the last time trial yesterday. Went into "crash" mode and he had to change bikes.

I don't think I'll ever be buying a bike or group with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,897
Posted By Recycled Cycler

With regulations like, in California, all the...

With regulations like, in California, all the nonsense warning labels on virtually everything, it surprises me that the SEC allows the commercials to be aired in USA. You can lie about how your...
07-22-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,753
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Spinning (topic of this thread) is not riding a...

Spinning (topic of this thread) is not riding a bike. Therein lies the rub.
07-22-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,753
Posted By Recycled Cycler

You're not getting my point, I-Like-To-Bike. ...

You're not getting my point, I-Like-To-Bike.

It is hypocritical to support a Green Agenda or have a Save The Planet sticker on your BMW and yet burn carbon fuels driving to a spinning class. Just...
07-21-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,753
Posted By Recycled Cycler

You didn't get my main point and the inference to...

You didn't get my main point and the inference to save the planet and green policies suggestion to ride a bike vs drive a gas car and burn carbon fuels just get to an indoor exercise facility and...
07-19-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By Recycled Cycler

But what was weather? Down in Florida was it 95...

But what was weather? Down in Florida was it 95 degrees and 95% humidity? That would make it harder than a hilly ride in 70 degree weather.
07-19-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By Recycled Cycler

That describes my rides, too, although my climbs,...

That describes my rides, too, although my climbs, when I WANT THEM TO BE, are longer with more elevation change. And I can vary my rides and have easy days 95% flat with just one climb.

Mavic OP...
07-19-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,753
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I have developed an intense dislike for the young...

I have developed an intense dislike for the young women pulling in to the fitness center that I pass on my way home from my rides, driving their BMW's Audi's Volvo's and MB's with Biden/Harris...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Problem fixed. LBS took care of dish and truing....

Problem fixed. LBS took care of dish and truing. Straight and true now.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I reversed rear wheel and the problem moves to...

I reversed rear wheel and the problem moves to non-drive side so definitely the wheel.

I'll take to an LBS tomorrow and have it re-dished and trued.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Recycled Cycler

DT Swiss Hub Problem

New Mavic OP wheel set with DT Swiss hubs. Clincher+rim brakes.

Odd thing about rear hub is the non-drive side seems to be too long. The drive side wheel comes closer to chain stays than non-drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By Recycled Cycler

FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE HAS BEEN GOLD FOR SELLING...

FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE HAS BEEN GOLD FOR SELLING VINTAGE VIDEO GAMES.

AMAZON MARKETPLACE, IMHO, WILL SOON TAKE A MAJOR SHARE OF eBay's business. If it's eBay vs Amazon, bet on Amazon.

Oh sorry...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By Recycled Cycler

It's not "their" shipping fees.In many cases the...

It's not "their" shipping fees.In many cases the eBay shipping price is 50% of the UPS or other carrier's price if you were to show pop at UPS and ship at standard UPS rate. Same with Reverb. There...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Only true if it's an auction and you have bids....

Only true if it's an auction and you have bids. if you do just a BIN and end early there is no fee.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Yeah the Craigslist for bicycles isn't very...

Yeah the Craigslist for bicycles isn't very helpful or fruitful unless you want a cheap bike for a 4 year old. But it's loaded with bargains for things like drums, cameras, audio, and other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I like PayPal I have no issues with PayPal....

I like PayPal I have no issues with PayPal. Someone pays me I get money instantly if use PayPal. I can transfer the money instantly to my bank via PayPal. I use PayPal all the time.

eBay is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Done With eBay

I will NEVER sell something again on eBay.

I'm a frequent eBay buyer, but have not sold anything in several years. They have changed how they pay you and their fees are now ridiculous.

Selling...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 763
Posted By Recycled Cycler

What on earth did we do before disc brakes lol. ...

What on earth did we do before disc brakes lol.

Got along swimmingly with rim brakes for centuries (pardon the pun).

I've ridden wheels thousands and thousands of miles. Never replaced a wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 763
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I'm seeing many excellent used bikes with Di2 on...

I'm seeing many excellent used bikes with Di2 on eBay with rim brakes.

No way I'd go disc. Doesn't solve any problem. I'd buy one of these or similar used bikes and be happy forever:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Recycled Cycler

On a bike like the Seven Elium SG or Serott...

On a bike like the Seven Elium SG or Serott Ottrott, how do they make the Ti work with the carbon so the frame doesn't fall apart from miles and miles of road vibrations?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Titanium + Carbon Frames

I've seen some nice looking bikes for sale that use Ti and carbon. Some tubes carbon/ other Ti and some with Ti lugs.

How do they make such a bike stay together with these two disparate materials?...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,251
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I have kinda the opposite: an adapter that fits...

I have kinda the opposite: an adapter that fits in a traditional headset that lets me use threadless-type stems. So now I can use any modern stem with my old Serotta.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I'd question the low bar position the OP is now...

I'd question the low bar position the OP is now using. Not really necessary for riding the OP is doing, someone just getting into cycling. You can ride fast and comfortably they're not mutually...
06-26-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,951
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I Googled it. Amazing tool that Google. "By...

I Googled it. Amazing tool that Google.

"By the time the modern "safety" bicycle was developed in the late 1800s most frames were made with steel tubing instead of wood or cast iron. While the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,472
Posted By Recycled Cycler

48/31 sorta breaks rule of 16 for cranks.

48/31 sorta breaks rule of 16 for cranks.
06-26-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,951
Posted By Recycled Cycler

It doesn't matter. Whenever anyone says "that...

It doesn't matter. Whenever anyone says "that bike is made outta gas pipes" they're making fun/ putting down the bike basically saying it's garbage. That's the current usage of "gas pipe" relative to...
06-26-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Great thread great pics. 200 miles in one day....

Great thread great pics. 200 miles in one day. Yikes! That's amazing. And it ain't like it's Kansas or flat. It's mountains!! Geez. Awesome!!!
06-26-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,951
Posted By Recycled Cycler

"Gas pipe" used relative to a steel bike isn't to...

"Gas pipe" used relative to a steel bike isn't to be taken literally. It's a derogatory put-down insult of cheap steel bikes. "The thing is made of gas pipe". Sorta like, "did you get a good look at...
06-25-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 852,714
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Indy Fab CJ Factory Lightweight ...

Indy Fab CJ Factory Lightweight
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,472
Posted By Recycled Cycler

After all these posts and pages, I'm just not...

After all these posts and pages, I'm just not getting VegasJen the OP at all . VegasJen says they "have a small collection of road bikes with a variety of Shimano parts including Integra, Claris and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,785
Posted By Recycled Cycler

This thread has not seen any action in 10 years,...

This thread has not seen any action in 10 years, and I didn't find any newer/ similar threads. Seems time to dust it off, throw away the mothballs, and revive posting pics of your Indy Fabs....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 470,970
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I've driven a car over that bridge many times....

I've driven a car over that bridge many times. Well, once lol. I'm terrified of bridges. A real phobia. On our honeymoon we were driving up to Cloverdale and wine country. I didn't know about this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 470,970
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Thanks. But, I didn't know it was so hard to type...

Thanks. But, I didn't know it was so hard to type "San Francisco, California" lol
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 470,970
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Where is that? Oregon California Vermont Maryland...

Where is that? Oregon California Vermont Maryland Brazil Louisiana Antartica?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 470,970
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Big Four Bridge, Louisville KY, and Falls of the...

Big Four Bridge, Louisville KY, and Falls of the Ohio River, Jeffersonville IN

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 470,970
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Great photo!

Great photo!
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