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02-12-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By alpharalpha

Is Park Tool PPL-I grease good for lubricating non-bike applications?

I have a articulating monitor mount that has plastic bushing like arm sleeves that come in bags greased ready to fit on arm, but I had to handle the mount a bit and the greased got rubbed off and...
01-21-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By alpharalpha

That looks like a good alternative to fixed mag'...

That looks like a good alternative to fixed mag' resistance; I'm planning on using a fork stand but if wasn't would consider that.
I tried a cheap one out yesterday and later my rear innertube...
01-20-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By alpharalpha

Are your Keitler rollers mag etc resistance or...

Are your Keitler rollers mag etc resistance or just plain cadence rollers? I haven't purchased the rollers yet; Sportcrafter rollers come in cadence and a nice resistance (as in the chart can see the...
01-20-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By alpharalpha

Don't all rollers have some resistance? The ones...

Don't all rollers have some resistance? The ones I'm looking at are SportCrafters, cadence (ZRO100) or overdrive (ZRO110;) here is the chart;...
01-18-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By alpharalpha

Newbie should I get resistance rollers or zero for casual workout?

Hello, I'm new to this and would like some advise on whether to go with zero resistance--cadence--or resistance rollers for light cardio while indoors. I'd be using them with a front fork stand so...
01-15-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By alpharalpha

I agree, regular rollers look like the best for...

I agree, regular rollers look like the best for ride feel; wasn't Omnium brand specific, just a type with front fork mount for stability--someone on this thread had suggested the Omnium. I see they...
01-14-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By alpharalpha

So, rollers are going to be the closest I'm going...

So, rollers are going to be the closest I'm going to get? Will they still wear down the rear tire? I'd like to have the bike accessible when I want to ride it. Maybe a roller with front support like...
01-14-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By alpharalpha

Cardio. Unfortunately what I like about 700c is...

Cardio. Unfortunately what I like about 700c is the smoother continuous feel, even 26" mtn bikes have a drag feel to me--pedal immd slow down in between--I'd like the resistance without that.
01-13-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By alpharalpha

Whats a decent Bike Resistance Trainer for casual use?

Nothing extreme, just to stay in shape while indoors. My Trek Multitrack is the most comfortable so will use it; also has schwalbe marathon plus tire--smooth tread--do you think the trainer will wear...
01-13-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,910
Posted By alpharalpha

That's a a great idea; to be able to ride while...

That's a a great idea; to be able to ride while seeing streetview would be awesome. But paying a monthly service for it not so much. This is new idea to me so don't have much to add right now, but I...
05-09-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By alpharalpha

Yeah I know, I keep it's patina for a beater bike...

Yeah I know, I keep it's patina for a beater bike so less likely to get stolen. It's a 24" frame with 1 1/8" wide tires so wonder if changing it over would be too top heavy--I already have to be...
05-08-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By alpharalpha

That Giant looks a lot like when I was last...

That Giant looks a lot like when I was last shopping for a hybrid back in 2006; they do have a nice upright position, but that slanted top tube turned me off to it; otherwise I seem to recall it and...
05-05-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By alpharalpha

Looking for hybrid with fast geometry and upright position

I prefer road bikes but have had accidents that don't favor putting weight into arms. Currently have a Trek Multitrack 7100 that I switched out the front fork and that raised the handlebars to a more...
03-05-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,428
Posted By alpharalpha

I was just thinking similar after ride yesterday;...

I was just thinking similar after ride yesterday; might front suspension help? Otherwise perhaps a bike with more upright configuration so not putting weight/pressure on handlebars.
03-03-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 169,806
Posted By alpharalpha

I purchased my 7100 Multitrack in 2006, still...

I purchased my 7100 Multitrack in 2006, still like new, only thing I've done is switch out the front suspension forks for steel. The fork's tube was longer so I added some spacers which gives it a...
01-28-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By alpharalpha

That's what I ended up getting; Columbia's having...

That's what I ended up getting; Columbia's having a winter sale so picked up a pretty beefy sweatshirt and a lined rain/wind jacket ...
01-22-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By alpharalpha

Looking for help finding a relaxed fit jacket that blocks wind

I've been reading thru the threads but mostly about cycling gear. I ride my bike around town so same clothes inside; looking for a relaxed fit hoodie type jacket that's not bulky that'll block wind...
01-08-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,391
Posted By alpharalpha

Yikes, those potholes edge of road can be so...

Yikes, those potholes edge of road can be so dangerous; I've thought the same thing could happen if I hit one while a car was nearby. You're lucky the driver was alert. I've considered filling them...
12-31-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,391
Posted By alpharalpha

When I was living on my sailboat I had many...

When I was living on my sailboat I had many bicycles stolen, having to lock them up ashore--plus money often was tight. So, bike had just got stolen, no money to speak of when I saw this bashed up...
12-16-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,391
Posted By alpharalpha

My closest call was, like many have said, my own...

My closest call was, like many have said, my own fault. When I was much younger I had a bike stolen so in a pinch made a trade for a road bike which for whatever reason only had a front brake; FL...
12-14-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,391
Posted By alpharalpha

I don't know if this is exactly what you're...

I don't know if this is exactly what you're referring to, but I have been on the inside of a right turning truck when it turned the corner I was trapped partially under/between the middle of it's...
12-11-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,391
Posted By alpharalpha

Your close call story reminded me of one I had...

Your close call story reminded me of one I had forgotten; wasn't me but I was involved; difference was I was uphill so had sorta birds eye view of that passing thru effect you mentioned; was showing...
11-30-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,391
Posted By alpharalpha

What are the closest calls you've had that could've been deadly?

Cycling can be far more dangerous than a lot of people may think; there are so many random things that can happen to us that are outside the sphere of motorists and pedestrians.

(Edit: I meant...
11-30-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 45,927
Posted By alpharalpha

The weather here in Central FL is pretty...

The weather here in Central FL is pretty reasonable--if you don't mind humid summers. We get a little cold weather but nothing a pair of pants and a medium jacket can't fix. Biggest issue is traffic;...
11-30-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,914
Posted By alpharalpha

Sure, why not? I'd think it's definitely a+. I...

Sure, why not? I'd think it's definitely a+. I built up one for a long ride I was doing to next town over; I don't do that ride anymore, and actually haven't been using e-bike this year as I've been...
11-30-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,541
Posted By alpharalpha

Going to county and state parks; we have so many...

Going to county and state parks; we have so many beautiful ones down here. Of course with the crime always taking a risk, especially with a child so guess no biggie. For kayaking I got an inflatable,...
11-30-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,708
Posted By alpharalpha

A lot of places here in FL are not very bike...

A lot of places here in FL are not very bike friendly; when I lived in Sarasota back in the early 90s it was pretty risky, but traffic wasn't as bad; moved to Colorado for college and Boulder/Denver...
11-30-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 21,083
Posted By alpharalpha

I've pretty much always used my bike; even when I...

I've pretty much always used my bike; even when I had a car I'd often bike instead; haven't had car in over 15yrs.
11-30-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 58,715
Posted By alpharalpha

Yesterday, grocery shopping.

Yesterday, grocery shopping.
11-30-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 46,445
Posted By alpharalpha

Less than a mile so I just use my panniers, but...

Less than a mile so I just use my panniers, but sometimes my old Burley d'lite trailer to stock up.
11-30-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,551
Posted By alpharalpha

If you can find on of the older pre-2003 Burley...

If you can find on of the older pre-2003 Burley double bike trailers they were still being made in Oregon, USA and are very durable. I like to keep mine stock; can still fit a lot of stuff in it...
11-30-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,835
Posted By alpharalpha

I have one of those old burley d'lite 2 child...

I have one of those old burley d'lite 2 child trailers--the one with the red seat 1999-2003. I got a tear along the top rail; just cut a rectangle of heavy denier nylon and sewed all around; good as...
10-08-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By alpharalpha

I'm not looking for an identical replacement,...

I'm not looking for an identical replacement, just trying to narrow down what I had to find a bike with similar feel. I definitely remember that while it was a fairly large frame there wasn't any...
10-07-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By alpharalpha

It's been over 25 years (1992) since I had that...

It's been over 25 years (1992) since I had that bike and I purchased it as a used trade in at bike shop so it's older than that. I think it might've had those set back dropouts; can't see why I...
10-06-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By alpharalpha

Actually, I don't know if the one I had was an ST...

Actually, I don't know if the one I had was an ST as I see now the SR also came in that same yellow color. I also prefer a more relaxed geometry. How tall are you that 23" frame? I have a Fuji that...
10-02-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By alpharalpha

What do you think of this one? Very Nice...

What do you think of this one?


Very Nice 1984 Cannondale ST500 Racing Bike

21” as per Cannondale 1984 Catalog

30.5” Standover Height
09-29-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,678
Posted By alpharalpha

How much of a difference does tire width make on road bike performance?

I used to have an Cannondale with 23mm tires that had great performance but was difficult riding as almost any bump/crack in the road could affect the rims. I am considering purchasing another one...
08-24-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By alpharalpha

So it wasn't just me, there is a special feel to...

So it wasn't just me, there is a special feel to those old Cannondales?
08-23-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By alpharalpha

[QUOTE=rccardr;21087633]I'm not aware of any...

[QUOTE=rccardr;21087633]I'm not aware of any Cannondale ever coming from the factory with anything larger than a 53 big ring.[/QUOTE


Then it was most likely 53 or similar, thinking about it 61...
08-22-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By alpharalpha

That yellow Cannondale looks like the one I had,...

That yellow Cannondale looks like the one I had, same yellow, oversized tubing. I don't know if mine was exactly an st500, just going on pics of similar for reference, had it back in the early 90s...
08-21-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By alpharalpha

Looking for a bike that has similar ride feel to Cannondale ST500

Of any road bike I've owned, the Cannondale St500 is a favorite; loved the stiff responsive feel; like whatever energy I put into pedaling 100% transferred right into forward speed. Hard to find this...
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