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10-05-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By rumrunn6

my cleated pedals have cleats on just 1 side. my...

my cleated pedals have cleats on just 1 side. my shoes are flat bottomed MTB shoes. so in a pinch, I can ride w/o clipping in. doesn't help that the # of choices available to us, is mind boggling. I...
10-03-22, 03:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By streetsurfer

This is one form of the double sided SPD, by...

This is one form of the double sided SPD, by Coda. I have another pair of these on a Cannondale and found this set recently on C/L, to go on another. I think I paid $25 shipped.
Iíve seen a more...
10-01-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By sweeks

I started with SPD pedals 22 years ago when I was...

I started with SPD pedals 22 years ago when I was 50. I fell off a time or two, but got good with them pretty quickly, and have no regrets.
My shoes are mountain bike style, so the cleats are...
10-01-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By IcySwan1

Good job for hanging in there. I started a...

Good job for hanging in there. I started a little later in life than you, and with SPD pedals on road bikes, but I am glad I stuck with it. You will, too.

Mike
10-01-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Crankycrank

Good for you for keeping at it. It just takes...

Good for you for keeping at it. It just takes practice and most likely with more experience it will become second nature and not something you have to even think about when releasing your foot from...
10-01-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By rumrunn6

great! I like to equate clipless pedals to...

great! I like to equate clipless pedals to driving a manual shift car. meaning plan ahead. when you see a stop coming up unclip one foot & let it dangle, then when you stop, be sure to lean to the...
09-21-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By oldbobcat

I was a Speedplay evangelist until I realized I...

I was a Speedplay evangelist until I realized I was using energy trying to keep my floppy ankles and feet stabilized, because of the unsprung float and narrow platform. Your experience may be...
09-21-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By blinky

Went clipless at age 58 , Look pedals , Shimano...

Went clipless at age 58 , Look pedals , Shimano road shoes , & Look Delta cleats - took maybe a 1/2 hour to get going with them and then just practice and fine tuning the pedal tension - I'm...
09-21-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Crankycrank

Most people adapt fairly quickly but it does take...

Most people adapt fairly quickly but it does take a little practice and something you should do for your first attempts on some grass or a soft surface as tipping over at a full stop is one of the...
09-20-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By alcjphil

I would be hard pressed to choose if I were not a...

I would be hard pressed to choose if I were not a long time user of clipless pedals. Back when I started, the only Shimano road pedals on the market were Look clones manufactured under license. So, I...
09-20-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Barry2

SPD-SL is the standard I'd choose (and use)...

SPD-SL is the standard I'd choose (and use) PD-R550.
Considering the price of Cleats alone, the R550 (with cleats) is a super cheap bargain pedal. I have them on my Wahoo Kickr Bike.

Barry
08-10-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By streetsurfer

The Brenda Watson H.O.P.E. Program was a large...

The Brenda Watson H.O.P.E. Program was a large part of what brought me around.

High fiber
Omegas
Probiotics
Enzymes

Youíve got this! Better days ahead!
08-10-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By jpbiking

Great conversation and some new ideas here for...

Great conversation and some new ideas here for me, thanks!

Hope I like the Yerba Mate when I try it as I will likely start drinking it regardless to skip the daily, post coffee reflux!

I'll...
08-10-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By streetsurfer

Iím a drinker of Yerba Mate, as well. And more...

Iím a drinker of Yerba Mate, as well. And more recently Yaupon. I donít do coffee or black teas either, due to the potential for gerd.

tip for taste: let the leaves soak in cool water before...
08-10-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By BobbyG

My acid reflux was mostly at night...or lying...

My acid reflux was mostly at night...or lying down. beginning at age 14 I drank coffee for 40 years. In my early 50s I began drinking milder and milder coffees, but eventually, 5 years ago I...
08-10-22, 05:35 AM
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Views: 563
Posted By streetsurfer

It is flared right now. I have a hyatal...

It is flared right now.

I have a hyatal hernia that causes it. To treat that I take a tall (quart) glass of warmed water, and mixed in is the juice of a lemon and a bit of honey or stevia leaf.
...
08-10-22, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By delbiker1

For me it is not eat too much right before a...

For me it is not eat too much right before a ride, in general, and definitely not too much sugar. I am better off eating small amounts while riding. Just as important is plenty of water. For on bike...
07-13-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 182,018
Posted By gugie

This guy gets around. ...

This guy gets around.

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Main Street, Kalispell Montana. Must be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,397
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...
07-04-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 182,018
Posted By thinktubes

You know I did… ...

You know I did…

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07-02-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Evidently not. Of course many of us have had sore...

Evidently not. Of course many of us have had sore necks. The usual cure for a sore neck on the bike is here: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html
Use a...
05-01-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,842
Posted By datlas

BTW I did see an article on a DIY battery upgrade...

BTW I did see an article on a DIY battery upgrade for the 130. I sent an email to the author asking if he would do this for me. It’s beyond my skill set.

Link: ...
02-09-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By caloso

I appreciate that you made it compatible with the...

I appreciate that you made it compatible with the Edge 130 Plus, but there's no way I could read all those fields! It will be a great data page for someone with a larger Garmin, though! Very nice...
03-06-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

It sounds like you're only riding on the...

It sounds like you're only riding on the weekends? It may be better to ride a few times during the week well as since I would imagine it would feel like starting over from scratch every time you got...
03-06-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Iride01

I spent ten years exclusively behind a computer...

I spent ten years exclusively behind a computer in one of my many careers. The computer itself doesn't harm you. <grin> Staying inactive when you have a chance to be active harms you. Don't let...
03-05-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By BlazingPedals

You're right, a 54 or 56 cm bike would be too big...

You're right, a 54 or 56 cm bike would be too big for you, but I'm not sure how that would contribute to cervical syndrome. If you want to go more-upright, you should get a cruiser or a hybrid. A...
03-05-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Iride01

Don't forget to consider cruiser type bikes. ...

Don't forget to consider cruiser type bikes. They are made for comfortable, leisurely riding for short distances. If your riding is going to be more on the low end of the 20 - 40 km range, they...
03-05-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If an activity causes you so much issues, my...

If an activity causes you so much issues, my first inclination would be to stop doing it.
Now if you really want to give it another go, focus on getting your upper back flat or slightly arched in...
03-05-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Iride01

Properly sized bike goes a long way. Properly...

Properly sized bike goes a long way. Properly fitting you to that bike might go even further. Likely you might have to change something up, saddle height, tilt and fore/aft on the post. Also,...
Replies: 52
Views: 18,175
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Patience can be needed on some of this stuff. I...

Patience can be needed on some of this stuff. I had a bad bike crash in 2012, shoulder surgery the next year, then two years later a different surgeon fixed some of the mistakes that the first...
Replies: 52
Views: 18,175
Posted By unterhausen

This thread is getting pretty old now. My...

This thread is getting pretty old now. My numbness has continued to improve to the point where it's not really noticeable. I'm not sure it's any worse than what my base level would be. I'm sure there...
07-11-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,633
Posted By philbob57

I had a lot of pain and numbness when I rode with...

I had a lot of pain and numbness when I rode with 'moderate' CTS. I have none after the CTS release, as long as I keep my wrists in a relatively neutral position. I recommend seeking the counsel of a...
07-09-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you do manage to get the shifter into that...

If you do manage to get the shifter into that third position, your cable will be very tight and the ratchet under a lot of stress. It may be difficult to shift back down without slacking the cable...
07-09-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest setting it up to use the big and...

I would suggest setting it up to use the big and middle positions of the shifter and letting the cable go slack if accidentally shifted into the small position. Trying to lock out the big ring...
07-06-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,633
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I see you posted to the fitting forum, and you're...

I see you posted to the fitting forum, and you're probably right, it's a bike fit issue. You should be able to ride all day with no hand pain, CTS or not. Post photos of you on your bike from the...
07-06-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,633
Posted By Iride01

Do you have really wide handlebars and keep your...

Do you have really wide handlebars and keep your elbows straight? Or do you only use one hand position for the entire ride? I'm just guessing at things that might be outside normal consideration for...
07-06-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,633
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...
01-05-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 420,870
Posted By Digger Goreman

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