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08-24-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,465
Posted By ev780

What kind of riding? Mountain biking, road...

What kind of riding? Mountain biking, road riding, city, country, MUP, gravel, fitness levels, ages, touring, local? So many questions.

In general, there is a robust secondary market in stuff you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,935
Posted By ev780

So......You are obviously fixing a tire and...

So......You are obviously fixing a tire and probably in a bad mood. (flat tires do that) Everybody can plainly see that and leave you alone to do your business. Which at the end of your post you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,195
Posted By ev780

My worthless opinion.....Buy once cry once! ...

My worthless opinion.....Buy once cry once!

I would never settle for a bike that is not fit right or doesn't speak to me.. Motivation is hard enough for me and I love the fit and ride of my bike.
08-19-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By ev780

I shimmed because I get "hot foot" on the outside...

I shimmed because I get "hot foot" on the outside edges of my feet. One of the many things I tried and probably helped the most!
08-19-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,311
Posted By ev780

No need. We were all thinking it!

No need. We were all thinking it!
08-14-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,500
Posted By ev780

I bought an old trainer for $5 at a garage sale....

I bought an old trainer for $5 at a garage sale. The kind that grabs the axles/quick release levers. Set it on the workbench and pop the bike in it. Not super elegant but does the job.
08-12-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,949
Posted By ev780

Poster above suggested acetone. Not a great idea...

Poster above suggested acetone. Not a great idea on plastic or some paints. Denatured alcohol is much safer.
08-07-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,288
Posted By ev780

I got really lucky when my bike fitter put this...

I got really lucky when my bike fitter put this Planet Bike ARS on my Trek in '07! One of the few that got it right the first time. Even after a long lay off I never get saddle sore. And its $40 on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By ev780

If it helps i tried 28's on my '07 Pilot 5.0 and...

If it helps i tried 28's on my '07 Pilot 5.0 and it was a no go. 25 is the max. 80% sure its the same frame.

Very few of us Pilot pilots around. I love mine!
08-06-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,774
Posted By ev780

Didn't mean to imply I was any sort of expert. A...

Didn't mean to imply I was any sort of expert. A little knowledge and a little dangerous. Gym....necessary evil...got it. I was making your point less eloquently and just trying to help.
08-06-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By ev780

The Cresent (sorry adjustable) wrench idea works...

The Cresent (sorry adjustable) wrench idea works but if the wrench has any mileage on it, it needs constant thumb wheel work. I just cut a slot in a 2" x 3" x 3/8" thick piece of HDPE plastic board....
08-05-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,652
Posted By ev780

My 10 year old Trek came with 24 spoke rear...

My 10 year old Trek came with 24 spoke rear wheels in a paired pattern. Been riding those wheels ever since and never once broke a spoke. I will admit that as a mid Clyde (260lbs/120 kg range at my...
08-05-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,774
Posted By ev780

A couple of you have mentioned the inside vs...

A couple of you have mentioned the inside vs outside exercising. One of those things where I thought it was just me. I hate gyms! I have come to believe that the air is stale. Too much CO2, methane...
08-03-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,622
Posted By ev780

Crass milestone-Open only with sense of humor

I saw it this morning! Been a while old friend.

Due to un-diagnosed pituitary issues and severe low T, I balooned up pretty good over the last decade. Got treated and back on the bike last summer....
Forum: Touring
08-03-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By ev780

I was just pointing the OP to a site for some...

I was just pointing the OP to a site for some research. On the website there is the Double Bypass which is the OP's exact route.
08-03-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,333
Posted By ev780

Not sure but parts are readily available for my...

Not sure but parts are readily available for my 10 year old triple with a 10 speed cassette in Shimano 105. All over Amazon.
08-03-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,675
Posted By ev780

Humans have consumed bovine dairy for around...

Humans have consumed bovine dairy for around 10,000 years. Seriously doubt it is much of a problem. If it bothers you don't eat it but don't try to feed me a line about it being a killer.

I use...
08-03-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,865
Posted By ev780

My two bikes are pretty good at letting me know...

My two bikes are pretty good at letting me know when the chain is near the end. I am a perfectionist when it comes to clean shifting and I start looking for causes early. My Trek road bike starts to...
08-03-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,088
Posted By ev780

I studied some of this for a talk I gave on...

I studied some of this for a talk I gave on motorcycle crashes and some it may extrapolate. You decide.

High speed high energy crashes are what they are. You can protect yourself completely but...
08-02-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,856
Posted By ev780

Definitely and the forefather of the modern...

Definitely and the forefather of the modern mountain bike! But we were fearless in our day! No helmets, forever picking gravel out of our hands, skin regeneration constantly and even an occasional...
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By ev780

That route takes you over Loveland Pass 12,000...

That route takes you over Loveland Pass 12,000 feet and Vail Pass at 10,600!

We have an annual ride that does this. Usually have many casualties along the way.

https://triplebypass.org/
08-02-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,856
Posted By ev780

Gravel new? Hardly! Original gravel bike. We rode...

Gravel new? Hardly! Original gravel bike. We rode these on gravel or we didn't ride.


...
07-31-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By ev780

Sir, Humbly, Respectfully You are 70 years...

Sir, Humbly, Respectfully

You are 70 years old! You have earned the right to do whatever the hell you damn well please! You did the work, you paid it forward and here you are. If you want to work...
07-30-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By ev780

Not exactly correct but got me to the right...

Not exactly correct but got me to the right place.

UserCP==>User Tagging==>Settings==>Disable several Email Options

We will see if that works.


Thank you.
07-30-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By ev780

E-mails

I have unclicked everything except for E-mail from Administrators yet I still get E-mail every time I get quoted. How do I make that stop?
07-29-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,274
Posted By ev780

Deleted......I should read before I post. Someone...

Deleted......I should read before I post. Someone already made my point.

I have no attention span. ��
07-27-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,274
Posted By ev780

Wake up early, pack your sh...stuff, find a place...

Wake up early, pack your sh...stuff, find a place to park, stake out your spot, (if at finish wait an hour or two), ZOOM! Over in 6 seconds. I have worked races going back to the Coors Classic and...
07-27-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,333
Posted By ev780

you jumped in ahead of me. Google 105 on Amazon....

you jumped in ahead of me. Google 105 on Amazon. all there.
07-27-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,333
Posted By ev780

My older Trek Pilot is a triple Shimano 105. I...

My older Trek Pilot is a triple Shimano 105. I was just searching for parts online and there were plenty of options. Triple cranks, and derailleurs, shifters are still available Long live the triple....
07-27-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,620
Posted By ev780

I am a goal based dude too. That is a great one!...

I am a goal based dude too. That is a great one! Good luck! If life conspires against you an you don't quite make it, be thankful for the gains you made, rent an ebike, and do it anyway!
07-24-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,160
Posted By ev780

You sir are no libertarian. Way too judgmental! ...

You sir are no libertarian. Way too judgmental!

But then again it is ironic that I am quite the libertarian except when judging you. Not giving a $hit is harder than it looks.
07-23-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By ev780

If you like the fitter and they are competent you...

If you like the fitter and they are competent you should be able to go back for 1 or 2 fine tunings. All anyone can do is fit you in the bell curve. Your normal may be a bit different. Can't hurt to...
07-23-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,293
Posted By ev780

Really old thread. Wonder how the OP is doing?...

Really old thread. Wonder how the OP is doing? Likely we will never know.
07-23-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By ev780

Minor hijack. I had those maddening PVC's as...

Minor hijack.

I had those maddening PVC's as well. Refused meds because no one could tell my why. Tried mag and calcium supplements and it helped some. Was almost to ablation when I removed...
07-23-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,086
Posted By ev780

Oh my God! My brain would explode! Not high level...

Oh my God! My brain would explode! Not high level OCD but this would definitely trigger it!

Plain dihydrogen oxide for me. As a farm boy in New Mexico it was an old Clorox jug full every morning....
07-22-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,479
Posted By ev780

Beautiful bike! My first real bike was a...

Beautiful bike!

My first real bike was a 1986 SR500 with a Shimano 600 (now Ultegra) group! That plum color was very cool. I regret selling that bike and if I ever see one in my size I am likely...
07-22-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,538
Posted By ev780

You will ride like the wind and pass everyone on...

You will ride like the wind and pass everyone on the road with a new bike! For about a week. Then the halo effect will end and reality will be back.

Seriously though, If a new bike spikes your...
07-21-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By ev780

There are great Forest Service Fire Roads all...

There are great Forest Service Fire Roads all over the place. Some are suitable for gravel bikes, some MTB, some you wouldn't take with a mule. Speaking as a native we all have multiple bikes for...
07-19-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,622
Posted By ev780

Looked to me like he caught his bars in the...

Looked to me like he caught his bars in the banner which slammed the bar into his thigh causing the gash! Bummer!
06-10-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,684
Posted By ev780

I read a lot of this thread an here is my totally...

I read a lot of this thread an here is my totally worthless opinion.

It's like vitamin supplements. If you are taking them there is no reason to stop, if not, no reason to start. If you have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By ev780

I don't know your financial status (nor do I care...

I don't know your financial status (nor do I care unless you are stupid loaded and need a long lost nephew) but just buy one. If its not your thing, sell it. I am getting back into cycling for about...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,288
Posted By ev780

If you work around other people don't go...

If you work around other people don't go Eurostyle! I, for one am definitely not OK with that. Wash your stinky ass and don't use scents to try and cover up you stench. That is even worse.

Wanna...
04-16-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,436
Posted By ev780

Snarkyness was not intended! Apologies.

Snarkyness was not intended! Apologies.
04-16-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,436
Posted By ev780

Huh? Advocate for what? Looks like the...

Huh? Advocate for what?

Looks like the people whom you pay for such services had things well in hand. Unless you have some information that they didn't or you knew the patient, mind your own...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By ev780

I'd say if it is working quasi-normally then day...

I'd say if it is working quasi-normally then day 89. Maximum amount of time/miles for things to settle in or break.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,284
Posted By ev780

And you win the thread! :beer:

And you win the thread! :beer:
08-13-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By ev780

There is the same percentage of oxygen in total...

There is the same percentage of oxygen in total air sample at all elevations. The air is just less dense thus it takes more volume (deeper breaths or more breaths) to get the same number oxygen...
08-11-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,671
Posted By ev780

Just be careful of those Colorado gummy bears!

Just be careful of those Colorado gummy bears!
08-11-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,993
Posted By ev780

Ok. Thank you. It was more than I could find. I...

Ok. Thank you. It was more than I could find. I still vote for very weak correlation (i.e BS flag) but it is more than a wives tale less than causation.
08-10-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,993
Posted By ev780

Please cite a source of this information.

Please cite a source of this information.
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