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05-27-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,854
Posted By Marylander

That's good news and I was operating as if I...

That's good news and I was operating as if I already knew that anyway. :) I'm in the group of long time aerobic exercisers who has a lot of calcification. I had a CTA 3D heart scan done last year as...
04-20-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Marylander

I've got a friend's Performance MTB in the garage...

I've got a friend's Performance MTB in the garage right now.
04-10-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By Marylander

Also, if you go the reducer route you'll likely...

Also, if you go the reducer route you'll likely need a longer bolt for the rack.
04-10-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By Marylander

I've used extensions with a motorcycle rack and...

I've used extensions with a motorcycle rack and have had a nearly 500 lb motorcycle on it (I was well below the rating for the truck, the hitch, and the extension, my extension is to bring it down 6"...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,333
Posted By Marylander

I like the SKS longboards. They mount very...

I like the SKS longboards. They mount very solidly and keep just about everything off of you and the bike.
03-21-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Marylander

Tekro R539 or R559, depending on how much reach...

Tekro R539 or R559, depending on how much reach you need.
Forum: Foo
03-04-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By Marylander

Dang, sorry to hear that. I'm afraid I know...

Dang, sorry to hear that. I'm afraid I know exactly how you feel.
02-19-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,563
Posted By Marylander

Cardiology waiting rooms are kind of depressing....

Cardiology waiting rooms are kind of depressing. It seems like there are a lot of people like that in those waiting rooms and others in similar boats. When I first went to one I was running 40-50...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By Marylander

Phew, I'm glad I don't have a cerebral aneurysm....

Phew, I'm glad I don't have a cerebral aneurysm. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
01-05-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,520
Posted By Marylander

Rescue cat? We have one who had her ear snipped...

Rescue cat? We have one who had her ear snipped as part of a catch, spay/neuter, release program. They snip the ear to identify the feral ones that have been taken care of already. Turns out she...
01-05-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,150
Posted By Marylander

My 1990s Cannondale and Fuji race bikes came from...

My 1990s Cannondale and Fuji race bikes came from the factory with 53/42 x 12-21 and I rode them in the mountains and on big hills back then (plus they were used for racing).

I didn't ride from 96...
12-24-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,103
Posted By Marylander

I've got TRP Hylex and like them. I'm using...

I've got TRP Hylex and like them. I'm using microshift bar ends.
Forum: Foo
12-22-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,462
Posted By Marylander

FedEx, UPS, and others are actually turning away...

FedEx, UPS, and others are actually turning away packages and pointing companies to the USPS. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/15/postal-service-holiday-packages-delays/

I talked to...
12-19-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,498
Posted By Marylander

I was never competitive minded even when I was...

I was never competitive minded even when I was racing. :beer: I just enjoyed hanging out, the team rides, being in pretty good shape, and getting out for the races. Someone has to be in the middle of...
12-16-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,557
Posted By Marylander

It's not aero but the ortlieb saddle bag two uses...

It's not aero but the ortlieb saddle bag two uses a bracket that mounts to the rails. You don't have to use the strap on the seatpost at all, I don't.
Forum: Foo
12-14-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Marylander

Almost forgot, you can also find videos of people...

Almost forgot, you can also find videos of people demoing a lot of the exercises. I don't so much need that as I'm an ok sight reader but I did use it for one song that had tricky syncopation.
...
Forum: Foo
12-13-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Marylander

I have the Adult All-In-One Course from Alfreds...

I have the Adult All-In-One Course from Alfreds that I got on Amazon. It's 3 books and I just used it as a refresher (took piano lessons for years but didn't play for a couple decades). It seems...
Forum: Touring
12-11-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,254
Posted By Marylander

I've got the BS-M11 (I think same as yours with a...

I've got the BS-M11 (I think same as yours with a different index plate or whatever they call it) paired up with SLX 11 speed and think it's great. I expect to use microshift bar ends should I build...
12-06-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,893
Posted By Marylander

84 Chas Roberts ...

84 Chas Roberts
https://i.ibb.co/55Sf4nb/20201015-143749.jpg
12-03-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By Marylander

Maybe something like the sealskinz socks would...

Maybe something like the sealskinz socks would work, perhaps with some thin wool socks as liners.
12-03-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,490,128
Posted By Marylander

Here's my 84 Roberts with some potenza and the...

Here's my 84 Roberts with some potenza and the Tektro R539 calipers (already posted in a different thread but just seeing this one). I'm really enjoying the bike. Only actual old parts are the...
11-29-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Marylander

I just asked the powdercoat guys to make the coat...

I just asked the powdercoat guys to make the coat thin. I think it turned out well.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,954
Posted By Marylander

The gravelking slicks might fit the bill. In...

The gravelking slicks might fit the bill. In spite of having gravel in the name they're pretty roadie.
11-14-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,155
Posted By Marylander

I just put together an 84 Roberts for light...

I just put together an 84 Roberts for light gravel. Here it is done enough to take a test run (and get a little dirty). It now has fenders... and handlebar tape. ;)
...
11-13-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,202
Posted By Marylander

I'm no great mechanic but could do it in about 2...

I'm no great mechanic but could do it in about 2 hours if I have all the correct parts. I never have all the correct parts. ;)
Forum: Foo
11-10-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,778
Posted By Marylander

I wonder if my credit card usage shows up in...

I wonder if my credit card usage shows up in these statistics. We put everything we can on credit cards totaling thousands of dollars per month but the statements are always paid in full....
11-07-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,415
Posted By Marylander

I received the decals from the UK this afternoon...

I received the decals from the UK this afternoon and got all the mechanicals set up so I took my maiden voyage this evening. I've got a tall/short reach stem on there allowing a pretty upright...
10-15-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,415
Posted By Marylander

I picked up the frame today and threw the wheels...

I picked up the frame today and threw the wheels with the 38s on it. Phew, tight fit. Seems I should have brought the wheels when I went looking. ;) Ah well, this is dipping my toe into the classic...
10-10-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,415
Posted By Marylander

So, I went to a local vintage shop (velo...

So, I went to a local vintage shop (velo classique) and he had a 54cm roberts frame there that he hadn't started working on yet. 531 tubes, says "chas roberts" on the top tube, has good tire...
10-09-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,415
Posted By Marylander

Cool, I've saved a few searches for the...

Cool, I've saved a few searches for the recommendations everyone's made. There really are a lot of raleighs out there. I've found a bunch but all too big so far (a 54 would be about right). There are...
09-23-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,776
Posted By Marylander

I wouldn't mind being solidly in 2 but am more...

I wouldn't mind being solidly in 2 but am more like a 3. I've got congenital disk fusion that led to pretty good neck arthritis with the accompanying bone spurs. We'll see what more time brings......
09-21-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By Marylander

So, I did some searching on the options everyone...

So, I did some searching on the options everyone presented and found a 44cm Jamis on closeout in a shop not too far away so I pulled the trigger. ;) This looks like a perfect choice for the riding we...
09-15-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,048
Posted By Marylander

Very nice MCD! Those are sort of on my list. I...

Very nice MCD! Those are sort of on my list. I don't really want to go to disc though... VO adapter with VO happy stem?
09-14-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,048
Posted By Marylander

Thanks! I did an estimate on reach/stack using...

Thanks! I did an estimate on reach/stack using powerpoint and a little algebra (no fancy CAD or design software ;) ) and got 374.5 and 608.5. This assumes the graphic is to scale and that...
08-30-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,167
Posted By Marylander

I've got this yellow thing that I bought about 30...

I've got this yellow thing that I bought about 30 years ago. I don't even know the brand as it wore off. It works great for pulling stubborn tires off. I use it in concert with some park copy tire...
Forum: Foo
08-15-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,350
Posted By Marylander

Mine's not a product or service but I remember...

Mine's not a product or service but I remember going out after breakfast in summer, staying out until lunch, and then going out again until dinner. Moms didn't feel the need to keep a constant eye on...
08-14-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,336
Posted By Marylander

Yeah, I've had bruised ribs before and that's bad...

Yeah, I've had bruised ribs before and that's bad enough, pain-wise. Having your whole chest cavity cut open must take a long time to recover from and hurt like crazy.

I had a kettlebell back in...
08-12-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,336
Posted By Marylander

Oh, yeah, tomato face is right out for me too....

Oh, yeah, tomato face is right out for me too. I'm not supposed to hold my breath while lifting, even when doing light stuff, as that raises blood pressure a bunch. The aorta issue is mechanical so...
08-12-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,336
Posted By Marylander

I miss lifting. I can only do it in a very...

I miss lifting. I can only do it in a very limited manner as my aorta is aneurysmal (stretched out). My cardiologist thinks it is likely from the competitive powerlifting I used to do.

At this...
07-23-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,900
Posted By Marylander

This is just one of the many things I prefer...

This is just one of the many things I prefer about cycling as compared to running. You can do really super easy rides. I could never do that with running (I'm not lightweight or a natural runner). It...
07-18-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,803
Posted By Marylander

Here's my Road that I put together a couple...

Here's my Road that I put together a couple months ago. I'm really enjoying it. It's all covered in dirt at the moment but it was still pristine in this pic....
07-11-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By Marylander

I tried the beet juice approach and it wasn't too...

I tried the beet juice approach and it wasn't too long before I was in the hospital for kidney stones. If you tend towards kidney stones don't go too hard on the beet juice or maybe mix with...
07-06-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By Marylander

Well, it's been 8 years since I had it done and I...

Well, it's been 8 years since I had it done and I didn't write anything down so all I've got is my memory, which isn't great... I had it done in October 2012 and was riding my motorcycle to work...
07-06-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Marylander

Very nice, I am thinking of getting one of these...

Very nice, I am thinking of getting one of these setups or similar for my wife so she can ride with me.
Forum: Touring
06-22-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,827
Posted By Marylander

https://bikecando.com/forum.aspx

https://bikecando.com/forum.aspx
Forum: Foo
06-13-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,013,282
Posted By Marylander

I got out on the trails on my beta xtrainer...

I got out on the trails on my beta xtrainer today. Unfortunately the battery died and there's no kickstarter. After that I borrowed someone else's sherco trials bike and, man, I am worn out after...
06-11-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,503
Posted By Marylander

The problem starts when you've got so many...

The problem starts when you've got so many bicycles that they get in the way of your motorcycles...
Forum: Foo
05-29-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,013,282
Posted By Marylander

Ok, no, that's just me being a dummy and not...

Ok, no, that's just me being a dummy and not keeping things straight. My ttr125 is a 2007. My versys is a 2009 (blue). I got the versys in 2013 with about 7k miles. Nearly 10x the miles of yours but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Marylander

After doing some more 'research' on the Black...

After doing some more 'research' on the Black Mountain Cycles Road frame, reading nothing but gushing reviews, appreciating the philosophy of the owner/designer and his thoughts on the bike, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Marylander

That black mountain frame looks awesome. I found...

That black mountain frame looks awesome. I found a thread on here where someone mentioned using 700x38s with theirs so it may tick off all my boxes... I will check it out some more. Thanks!
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