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06-17-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 164
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Posted By Podagrower

Third round of bloodwork since Keto/LCHF. ...

Third round of bloodwork since Keto/LCHF. Cholesterol is up a little over last time, but still in the "normal" range. Triglycerides are lower, LDL is higher. ALT and AST levels continue to fall as...
06-13-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Podagrower

Aerodynamics/hydrodynamics

Before last year, my main bike was a Giant Defy Advanced with a triangular down tube. When it rained, the flat bottom of the down tube forced water coming off the front wheel to depart to the sides...
06-05-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Podagrower

Good point about the rims, which I forgot to...

Good point about the rims, which I forgot to mention. The "wider" rims I have set up tubeless are Niner branded, no idea who actually made them, they are in the 22mm width range. The "narrow" rims...
06-03-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Podagrower

Tubeless bearings, ceramic tires

Last year, I bought a nice 80's Miyata 712 and proceeded to refit it to suit me. For loose ball bearings, the price difference between ceramic and steel is small enough that I decided to see what...
05-31-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,377
Posted By Podagrower

248.6 It's just a number (well 4 of them) and...

248.6
It's just a number (well 4 of them) and it doesn't tell the entire story for sure. But I can't remember the last time my weight was under 250, and this is the second week in a row that I am. ...
05-15-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Podagrower

Well, this is disappointing to hear. My...

Well, this is disappointing to hear. My experience was about as completely opposite as it could be. My Fly12 (not the current CE model) reached a point where it would not turn on, I let it sit for...
Forum: Southeast
05-15-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Podagrower

Probably a great opportunity to look at the...

Probably a great opportunity to look at the Strava Heat Map. We travel to Reddick once or twice a year to ride around the horsefarms and have lunch in Micanopy. I don't think there is a bad area in...
03-11-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,377
Posted By Podagrower

I'm not sure if I should print and frame my...

I'm not sure if I should print and frame my latest bloodwork or be concerned about an anti doping committee finding out. Four months ago, (which was 2 months into going Keto) my blood work was a...
Forum: Southeast
02-01-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By Podagrower

Couch2Century 2019

Time for the 4th version of the Couch2Century team here in Central Florida. Join us in our quest.
12-07-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,436
Posted By Podagrower

I decided I had to improve my w/kg, and obviously...

I decided I had to improve my w/kg, and obviously the easiest way to do that was not to work harder but get lighter. 20 pounds lighter in 2 months, the last time I was this light (ha!) was 2015, at...
11-01-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,436
Posted By Podagrower

Wow, 6 months with no posts in this thread,...

Wow, 6 months with no posts in this thread, almost like everyone was riding outside or something? Our exercise room got rearranged again over the weekend, both bikes and weight bench on 1 wall, 2...
11-01-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By Podagrower

And yet another PWB satisfied customer here.

And yet another PWB satisfied customer here.
10-25-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,377
Posted By Podagrower

I retained my goal of 240 pounds (which would be...

I retained my goal of 240 pounds (which would be a 45 pound loss) that I set 3 years ago. I know right now I need to work in more of the green stuff, but I'm probably eating the healthiest I ever...
10-25-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Podagrower

I love that 181 stamped into the tubing, going to...

I love that 181 stamped into the tubing, going to have to look and see if mine is marked the same.
10-23-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By Podagrower

I pronounce Miyata "Comfy Retro Steel".

I pronounce Miyata "Comfy Retro Steel".
10-18-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By Podagrower

I ride a fair bit with somebody who rides a...

I ride a fair bit with somebody who rides a recumbent and has an aftermarket hip. Nothing changed in the setup on her bike, but she is always looking for something to lean against to help her on and...
10-17-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,377
Posted By Podagrower

Well boys and girls, my wife and I have jumped on...

Well boys and girls, my wife and I have jumped on the Keto train. Last week was kinda keto, paying attention to all the carbs we ate while cleaning house (bananas, apples, etc). Monday of this week...
10-02-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By Podagrower

YMMV, but I picked up an 80's bike with downtube...

YMMV, but I picked up an 80's bike with downtube shifters, Shimano 105 6 speed indexed. They had enough cable pull to handle a 10 speed cassette, but I did drop the coin for the Dura Ace shifters...
09-24-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,279
Posted By Podagrower

I picked up a 81 PFN10 (probably, as with most...

I picked up a 81 PFN10 (probably, as with most Peugeot) last week and haven't had time to do anything with it yet. It's filthy and too big for me, paint is in terrible shape, so I am leaning towards...
09-20-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Podagrower

Vitus yes, but 181. Which I think is even...

Vitus yes, but 181. Which I think is even lighter than 172?

Last night's win was finding that neither the seatpost or stem were stuck. Last night's loss was figuring out that the top tube has...
09-19-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Podagrower

The so so Peugeot (PFN10)

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/pfn10_1a8aa487fe8eeac91153666c37ceef0c6c513078.jpg
Picked up what is most likely a 1981 PFN10 last night. It's filthy, the paint is...
07-06-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

Finally got the second ride in, small list of...

Finally got the second ride in, small list of tweaks needed. I had left both derailleur cables long just in case (of what, I don't know) and the front one managed to contact the rear tire, and start...
06-23-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Podagrower

The Wheel Deal

Might have made the buy of the century. I wasn't really looking for a set of wheels, but that's kind of when the best deals show up isn't it? Mismatched pair, Mavic Open Pro front rim, Velocity...
06-20-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Podagrower

Looks like I got lucky with my 86 Aero brake...

Looks like I got lucky with my 86 Aero brake levers, Amazon has the hoods pretty cheap. Looks like for the non aero version (assuming those are 105?) there are some on Ebay, of course there are ones...
06-19-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 51,179
Views: 6,638,484
Posted By Podagrower

Titanium Miyata anybody? Titanium Miyata...

Titanium Miyata anybody?
Titanium Miyata (https://orlando.craigslist.org/bik/d/miyata-titanium-52cm/6585518381.html)

https://images.craigslist.org/00w0w_6Z9UYqWxLYV_600x450.jpg
06-18-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

Finally got the first ride in, nothing fell of...

Finally got the first ride in, nothing fell of the bike, myself included, so it was a good ride. I went kind of mixed bag on the build. Everything came off the bike, got at least a reasonable...
05-28-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

No photos of the upgrades, but. New bar tape...

No photos of the upgrades, but. New bar tape (which is too bright of a yellow), new shift and brake cables (which are the right color yellow), new brake hoods, new brake pads all around, figured out...
05-28-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,848
Posted By Podagrower

Meh, people say a lot of things. I've never had...

Meh, people say a lot of things. I've never had an issue with a new quicklink on an old chain.
05-28-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Podagrower

And, I can now add the knowledge to center single...

And, I can now add the knowledge to center single pivot brakes. Step 1 watch 20 youtube tutorials, step 2 read 87 forum posts, step 3 ignore all of that and figure out what part of the brake...
05-25-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Podagrower

Unsticking the pedals, thanks for the knowledge

One of the things I love about cycling is how open everyone is to sharing, teaching, and learning. I recently bought an older bike, and decided to dive head first into fixing it up into the bike I...
04-26-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,495
Posted By Podagrower

If you put together a memorial ride, see if you...

If you put together a memorial ride, see if you can figure a way to add a virtual portion (PJ memorial ride on Zwift?).
04-24-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

Sharpen the pitchforks and light the torches. ...

Sharpen the pitchforks and light the torches. Currently all the Miyata needs to be rideable is a new chain. The seat and tires will probably fall apart pretty quickly, and the brake pads have...
04-22-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

And if you are looking for the Raleigh, the link...

And if you are looking for the Raleigh, the link is:

http://us.letgo.com/us/i/racing-bike-very-light_b0e1d410-c9c1-4986-9b0d-72761c5bccd3

And if you are looking for Miyata 912:
...
04-22-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

Quite a bit better, still needs to be taken apart...

Quite a bit better, still needs to be taken apart for a good cleaning. The chain is beyond worn out, but the cassette looks good still and can anybody figure out from that photo if the chainring is...
04-22-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

She's dirty, but that can be fixed.

She's dirty, but that can be fixed.
04-22-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

Yep, this thread is useless without pics. As...

Yep, this thread is useless without pics. As picked up, except I aired up the tires. This is the filthiest drivetrain I've seen in a long time.
04-22-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

Very tempted, they were both listed at $150 and I...

Very tempted, they were both listed at $150 and I figured the owners would take $100 each. I thought about buying both and figured I could sell either and recoup all my costs.
04-21-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

Well, I finally bit the bullet and picked up the...

Well, I finally bit the bullet and picked up the Miyata 712 for $100. I'm going to say it's about 99% original, the seat and tires look to be the only non-OE parts. It is filthy, looks like...
04-16-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,436
Posted By Podagrower

I guess incremental improvements also applies to...

I guess incremental improvements also applies to the Zwift experience? I cleaned up all the cables behind the TV, unhooked the 3 devices that aren't being used anymore and made the area a whole lot...
04-13-18, 06:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

This particular Raleigh has black forks and...

This particular Raleigh has black forks and stays, which I think looks better with the red. The Miyata paint job has way more flash and speaks to me visually.



Yes, it is indeed RSL. I...
04-12-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Podagrower

Miyata 712 or Raleigh Racing USA with 555RSL

So, lets say both of these bikes are for sale at the same price. Both are 85/86 ish, the Raleigh I assume is Suntour ARX components the Miyata is 1st year 105. Which would you pick if they both fit?
04-10-18, 06:02 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,436
Posted By Podagrower

Well, the stars finally aligned last night and we...

Well, the stars finally aligned last night and we went for a ride on Watopia together. That is to say, my wife was riding her trainer with appleTV and I was riding my trainer with the laptop. As I...
Forum: Southeast
03-12-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By Podagrower

Florida Bicycle Safari, April 14-19

Florida Bicycle Safari (http://www.floridabicyclesafari.com/)

Hurry and grab a spot for the 3 day or 6 day safari before prices go up!
02-28-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By Podagrower

It was one of those deals I was hoping nobody...

It was one of those deals I was hoping nobody else would find. But it was gone before I got there. The guy didn't know what he and and didn't put any effort into selling it (1 photo, flat tires,...
02-28-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,238
Posted By Podagrower

I sometimes wonder if it's easier to know you...

I sometimes wonder if it's easier to know you have an "expiration date" that allows you to set things in order or if it's better to not have any idea. I'm glad for the opportunity to get to...
02-27-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By Podagrower

The ugly CL monster

Spring cleaning is in full sing around our house. Exercise bike, gone; elliptical, gone; 2 sheds condensed into just 1; new fire pit; raised garden bed; new fencing. So I have several items for...
02-25-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,436
Posted By Podagrower

I went for an outdoor ride today. 45 miles, 1,800...

I went for an outdoor ride today. 45 miles, 1,800 feet of climbing and thanks to zwift riding I got 5 PRs out of 11 segments. I've been working on cadence in zwift and doing a lot of intervals and I...
02-16-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,436
Posted By Podagrower

So we all remember "Fire on the Mountain" by The...

So we all remember "Fire on the Mountain" by The Marshall Tucker Band, right?
"And there's fire on the mountain, lightnin' in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waitin' for me there"

Came up...
02-13-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,436
Posted By Podagrower

I have to contradict myself on something. I've...

I have to contradict myself on something. I've said there is no reason to use a trainer tire (and since I have 5 or 6 tires I wouldn't trust on the road, I don't care if I wear them out on the...
01-31-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,436
Posted By Podagrower

Well, I'm pretty stoked about taking the jersey...

Well, I'm pretty stoked about taking the jersey for the jungle loop. Of course I did it Monday when everybody else was riding London, but it was still nice (a little like my Strava KOM that nobody...
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