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10-15-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,061
Posted By RockiesDad

what else needs lubrication?

I've been lubricating my chain regularly but was wondering what else needs to be lubed periodically? I don't think hubs or crank bearings ever need lube. So maybe the that just leaves the derailler...
11-05-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,185
Posted By RockiesDad

Will be 65 in a few months and just bought a new...

Will be 65 in a few months and just bought a new steel drop bar endurance bike. Not having any problems so far. Will ride it till I can't ride no more...

Humm... thinking ahead here maybe I should...
11-03-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,658
Posted By RockiesDad

So what's with chip seal that makes you feel like...

So what's with chip seal that makes you feel like you have a flat? Is it adding resistance to your rolling tire? Does it compress when your tire rolls on it? Are we actually slowing down?

Who here...
10-22-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,846
Posted By RockiesDad

Nothing else to add here except to keep at it....

Nothing else to add here except to keep at it. Three to four times a week is a good goal with a rest/recovery day/s. Might also vary your cadence for fun. Mashing sometime and spinning at others or...
10-22-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,532
Posted By RockiesDad

i like these two questions and will add a third.....

i like these two questions and will add a third.. #3 How much and what type of gravel will you be riding? This could answer question #2. So if the answer is "not much on hard pack gravel" then just...
09-22-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By RockiesDad

Do pedals need to be serviced?

I'm using Shimano SPD mountain bike pedals and have done "zero" maintenance on them in the last five years. Do I need to do anything special to keep them going for as long as possible?

TIA...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,548
Posted By RockiesDad

Bought a new bike from the UK costing $3.2k...

Bought a new bike from the UK costing $3.2k without a test ride right before Covid hit. I was a little concerned and had buyers remorse a couple of day after my purchase. That's a good chunk of...
07-26-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,744
Posted By RockiesDad

Got back to biking about five years ago or so. I...

Got back to biking about five years ago or so. I was in my early 60 years and just wanted to get some exercise in my daily routine. Jumped on my old mountain bike for fun. I started slowly and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,299
Posted By RockiesDad

Mine came in around 21lbs or so with GRX 800-2X...

Mine came in around 21lbs or so with GRX 800-2X and Hunt wheels. Got it right around when Covid hit. Shipping from London to CA was only three days! Nice bike and great value...
...
01-31-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By RockiesDad

popular street bike

Have you folks seen more of these types of bike recently? It seems all kids and teens that are getting into bikes are riding these 29" BMXs. Pretty neat bikes that can pull wheelies easily. Most are...
01-31-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By RockiesDad

Yes, cycling pants with a zipper on the bottom....

Yes, cycling pants with a zipper on the bottom. It just bunches up all around the sock area. I'll try tucking the bottoms in my socks after folding them nicely. I just want my legs to look neat and...
01-29-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By RockiesDad

long pants; short legs

I am blessed with having short legs and was wondering what are folks doing about it when wearing long cycling pants. It seems that either I just let then bunch up on the bottom or I have to fold them...
01-04-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,499
Posted By RockiesDad

Got some low gears (GRX 31/34) and not afraid to...

Got some low gears (GRX 31/34) and not afraid to use them...
12-22-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,325
Posted By RockiesDad

Hummm... the top pic looks like the stem is...

Hummm... the top pic looks like the stem is mounted in the negative position whereas the bottom two are in the positive position. The lengths do matter but also the orientation of the stem also...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,385
Posted By RockiesDad

X2. You might want to play with these two...

X2. You might want to play with these two adjustment to see what feels more efficient to you when pedaling. Every one is different. Just yesterday this thought did cross my mind while riding and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,920
Posted By RockiesDad

Dang I missed the fine print. That's a bummer. I...

Dang I missed the fine print. That's a bummer. I bet they would sell a lot if they made those in different sizes...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,920
Posted By RockiesDad

I think my next tire purchase will be the Conti...

I think my next tire purchase will be the Conti 5k with tan sidewalls. I have black 5ks now and they ride pretty nice. I was really impressed with them on hard packed gravel. Sometimes I check my...
11-17-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By RockiesDad

Thinking about it a bit more I might just bite...

Thinking about it a bit more I might just bite the bullet and get one of those newer cartridge ones in my size. I think it would drive me a bit nuts knowing that its not "perfectly smooth" with every...
11-16-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By RockiesDad

older BB questions

I have a few question on if I should get another bottom bracket and spindle. First, the spindle seems to have pits where the bearings sit and its a little rough when spinning the bearings and stuff....
09-25-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 23,710
Posted By RockiesDad

I really like my modern steel bike. Here are some...

I really like my modern steel bike. Here are some thoughts on design...

https://fairlightcycles.com/strael-concept-design-notes/?v=79cba1185463
...
09-11-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,163
Posted By RockiesDad

Does anyone think he needs a longer chain also?...

Does anyone think he needs a longer chain also? Looks pretty stretched out in big-big crossed chained photo. I would add a couple of links and then adjust the B screw and see how it goes.
09-11-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,990
Posted By RockiesDad

Happened to me too and it turns out that one of...

Happened to me too and it turns out that one of my chain ring bolts was loose. Tightened it up and all was fine. But it loosened up after a while again. Should have used Lock-Tite the first time...
09-08-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,284
Posted By RockiesDad

My go to wheel site... ...

My go to wheel site...

https://www.psimet.com/shop/gravel-and-adventure-wheels/disc-brake/28mm-aluminum-tubeless-clincher-disc-brake/
09-02-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,546
Posted By RockiesDad

I'm 63 yrs and just got a new steel frame bike....

I'm 63 yrs and just got a new steel frame bike. At our age, if you can afford it, why not? Enjoy life while you still can...
08-26-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,276
Posted By RockiesDad

If you want local (USA) I would suggest Psimet...

If you want local (USA) I would suggest Psimet Wheels. Pretty nice, reasonably priced and bulletproof...
...
08-25-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,164
Posted By RockiesDad

You mean like this? Went with GRX 2X 800 series....

You mean like this? Went with GRX 2X 800 series. Very value oriented bike. Nice frame, great components and good pricing. Shipping is like paying tax...Love mine!...
08-15-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,056
Posted By RockiesDad

How many weeks/months/years have you been riding?...

How many weeks/months/years have you been riding? Sometimes it take a while if biking is new to you. Going out for a two hour ride for the first time is going to hurt anyone. Start by going out...
08-15-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By RockiesDad

My take is don't add bar tape till the end. What...

My take is don't add bar tape till the end. What I like to do first is to set the bar up to where its most comfortable while riding in the drops. Next is to move the brake levers to a spot where they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20,544
Views: 4,814,327
Posted By RockiesDad

Fairlight Strael. London UK to Bay Area...

Fairlight Strael. London UK to Bay Area California in three days...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_2647_089790ec2b14a6457871ef97ec9cdbfdc3117a24.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,205
Posted By RockiesDad

x2. I'm 5'6" with 29.5" inseam and barely fit a...

x2. I'm 5'6" with 29.5" inseam and barely fit a 51cm. You are a bit shorter so the 49cm should fit. Also you might want take into account is the reach will be longer on the 51cm and might not be as...
08-15-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By RockiesDad

I'm with this thought process. Going with a bike...

I'm with this thought process. Going with a bike that can take wider tires is the key point when riding in your area. Next knowing what level of comfort is next since you aren't racing and just...
08-08-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By RockiesDad

If you can swing it might think about getting a...

If you can swing it might think about getting a new more modern bike. Technology has really taken off in the last couple of years and you'll be amazed at what's out there now. Hydro disk brakes is...
07-31-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 38,959
Posted By RockiesDad

They are the latest and greatest GRX hoods. I...

They are the latest and greatest GRX hoods. I think its both the camera angle and those hoods being pretty huge. One good thing is that they are pretty comfortable holding on to them...
07-30-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,995
Posted By RockiesDad

Yup...:thumb:

Yup...:thumb:
07-29-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,995
Posted By RockiesDad

Okay I bit the bullet and ordered the Stael from...

Okay I bit the bullet and ordered the Stael from Fairlight in London, UK. Had to wait awhile for them to build it because I think they order frames in batches. Anyway when my turn came up to get...
07-29-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 38,959
Posted By RockiesDad

Yup I agree. Fairlight has as modern steel bikes...

Yup I agree. Fairlight has as modern steel bikes as you can get to date...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_2647_747db59745c4a89a7c5a2eeb8896f3281d56ff74.jpg...
07-14-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,120
Posted By RockiesDad

It's both since they are connected. It also sort...

It's both since they are connected. It also sort of crept up on me also. They say it starts to freeze before it gets frozen. Started by feeling a bit tired in the shoulder area and then started...
07-14-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,120
Posted By RockiesDad

Had to decide whether to see a MD, chiropractor...

Had to decide whether to see a MD, chiropractor or acupuncture. MD would probably tell me to go to PT. Acupuncture office was closed for now. Ended up with PT from chiropractor. This dude it bigger...
07-13-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,120
Posted By RockiesDad

Anyone here ever had a Frozen Shoulder?

Medical term is called adhesive capsulitis. This is where your shoulder looses it flexibility and gets very painful when trying to rotate your arm. Fortunately it does not hurt while riding but the...
06-26-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By RockiesDad

My daughter is 27yrs and has run a few marathons...

My daughter is 27yrs and has run a few marathons and a couple of small triathlons. We did a 30 miler charity ride last year and she just barely kept up. Granted, she hadn't trained in awhile so...
06-26-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,007
Posted By RockiesDad

I usually mash a little bit at the start of a...

I usually mash a little bit at the start of a hill and then downshift a bit to keep my cadence where i like it. As the hill gets steeper then downshift again till I'm in my lowest gear and grind from...
06-26-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By RockiesDad

Recommendations for tan walled tires

Anyone has a favorite tan walled tire in the normal 700C size 28-32mm? The usual requests are price/value $$$, comfort, rolling resistance, puncture resistance etc. Riding will be mostly for group...
06-23-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By RockiesDad

My riding is about 10/90 gravel also. I ride 25mm...

My riding is about 10/90 gravel also. I ride 25mm on hard pack with no problems on my carbon frame/fork CX bike.on hard pack gravel. Going straight is fine but just have to be careful when coming to...
06-02-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,072
Posted By RockiesDad

Try that clear tape that's like a peel and stick....

Try that clear tape that's like a peel and stick. I'm not sure what its called but comes in clear and black. Not sure how long that last but look a bit cleaner that using bar tape IMO.
05-28-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,933
Posted By RockiesDad

Yup, it's all trial and error from here...

Yup, it's all trial and error from here...
05-28-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,025
Posted By RockiesDad

I have a 2015 Conquest Expert with carbon frame...

I have a 2015 Conquest Expert with carbon frame and fork and disk wheels. I love the way it rides and handles. I feel that this bike's geometry is right between a road and gravel bike. A sweet spot...
05-23-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,047
Posted By RockiesDad

Yup, sometimes the cleats are buried too deep in...

Yup, sometimes the cleats are buried too deep in the shoe therefore the bottom of the shoe makes contact with the pedal and creates too tight of a fit. IIRC my shoes came with a spacer so that the...
05-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By RockiesDad

This makes very good sense. Once you cut it you...

This makes very good sense. Once you cut it you can't go back. But I will cut the excess above the stem once I find the perfect height but will even leave a bit up there just in case...

Thanks...
05-22-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By RockiesDad

Would you rather... spacers and stems

Assuming the math works out to be equal, almost, would you rather use 20mm of spacers with a -6deg stem or flip the stem and slam it to the head tube (no or 5mm spacer) with +6deg stem? I think the...
04-16-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,425
Posted By RockiesDad

What makes a great climbing bike?

Okay we all know that wheels/tires combo, a weight weenie bike and not to exclude the engine riding it makes any bike climb hills better. But what else is there on a bike that makes it a good...
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