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12-04-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By donalson

happy to help... I've been really pleased with...

happy to help... I've been really pleased with mine... and it's not much more to have them customize a pair if needed if what they have on the shelf won't work... when I talked with them they...
10-31-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By donalson

I think the main triangle you are prob right......

I think the main triangle you are prob right... for the touring label along with the 3 rings and the 27 1 1/4" tire... it also has longer 440mm chainstays over the 415mm chainstays of the racing/crit...
10-26-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By donalson

yes the 620 was a touring model... I would...

yes the 620 was a touring model...

I would happily ride it... I've put a good number of miles on my 83 560 which is a "proper" racing bike and been up to 340lbs on it... I'd honestly prefer one...
10-26-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By donalson

i'm a big guy (320lbs and 6'4) my take is...

i'm a big guy (320lbs and 6'4)

my take is that bibs are superior to shorts... I do have an issue with how the chamois (pad) sits/fits even on the size that fits me properly... they back seam...
09-01-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By donalson

thanks... fixed that

thanks... fixed that
08-31-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,897
Posted By donalson

I went with cycling shorts LONG before I got a...

I went with cycling shorts LONG before I got a jersey... almost regretably long... I sweat A LOT... and wore cotton shirts for a LONG time... moving to even a wicking sports fabric shirt made a huge...
08-31-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,681
Posted By donalson

the reason spokes break is work hardening of the...

the reason spokes break is work hardening of the material... just like if you want to break a wire hanger you bend it back and forth, if the spoke isn't tight enough it is allowed to bend ever so...
08-31-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,611
Posted By donalson

I have a 36h velocity chukker on the rear of my...

I have a 36h velocity chukker on the rear of my touring bike... VERY stout rim... and my disc trucker was a similar thing... I sold my old MTB and bought the frame as I already had most everything I...
08-30-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,897
Posted By donalson

back when I was 17 that is how I rode... until...

back when I was 17 that is how I rode... until one day in the middle of the day in the mid of summer in FL... I went outside and DAMN it was hot... ran inside and tossed my overshorts off... never...
08-30-17, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,611
Posted By donalson

for strength a cx bike is going to be plenty...

for strength a cx bike is going to be plenty strong (frame at least... the other comments all depend on build)... the real question is FIT... will it fit you correctly AND will it handle how you...
08-30-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,611
Posted By donalson

well that and fit...:roflmao2:

well that and fit...:roflmao2:
08-30-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By donalson

i've never done a full 100 but I did do an...

i've never done a full 100 but I did do an organized 100k and it was a blast even though I finished 3 spokes down a 32 spoke rear wheel... THAT was fun... make it a point to stop at rest stops if you...
08-30-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,815
Posted By donalson

NICE... I was looking at last years mr. pink......

NICE... I was looking at last years mr. pink... something about those colors got me... alas I couldn't afford it at the time AND the geo was a bit off from what I want.
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08-30-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By donalson

Going to bed always taunts me to ride more...

so we cleaned up the room a bit and it reminded me how much I like my side of the bedroom... and how it taunts me ever night that I should ride more...

the cannondale is my wifes "new" (to her)...
06-14-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,587
Posted By donalson

*drool*... I'm always on the lookout for an old...

*drool*... I'm always on the lookout for an old bianchi in celeste green in my size to pick up... one day...


anyway I always enjoy the subject even if it is a super zombie thread :)


I have...
06-12-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,757
Posted By donalson

someone here gave me one of their Jerseys and...

someone here gave me one of their Jerseys and I've been really impressed, I ordered a pair of their bibs some time back and while they didn't fit me correctly (chamios on most brands tend to be in...
06-01-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,957
Posted By donalson

if a clean, older MTB that had 80+mm suspension...

if a clean, older MTB that had 80+mm suspension fell in my lap AND fit me decently well... I'd toss the suspension fork, and turn it into a 69er... might even consider turning it into a SS if the...
05-28-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,033
Posted By donalson

Nice chart... I'm thinking 3 also includes how...

Nice chart... I'm thinking 3 also includes how the tire is made... low quality tire is dead noticeably slower feeling.... would love to see that alone in the chart...
05-25-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,844
Posted By donalson

I have the fitbit hr2 and it also tracks cycling...

I have the fitbit hr2 and it also tracks cycling as long as you set it to before the ride... it uses the GPS from the cell phone to track the ride though... I found that it didn't track rides very...
05-24-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,026
Posted By donalson

boure classic bib shorts... why?... because the...

boure classic bib shorts... why?... because the chamois sits where it should... I've had a few other pairs of shorts and bibs (falconi, aerotech design, and another brand I can't recall)... I'm not...
05-24-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,844
Posted By donalson

I picked up a Magellan Cyclo 505 a little while...

I picked up a Magellan Cyclo 505 a little while back... they are/where compared to the garmin 1000 (full mapping capabilities, HRM, cadence, speed, power meter etc)... and went for something like...
05-16-17, 11:04 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 137,651
Posted By donalson

really the answer is "it depends"... different...

really the answer is "it depends"... different brands and models have different cuts (race, club, and loose or something like that)

the one I got from this thread a while back (and loving BTW......
05-14-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,844
Posted By donalson

first congratz on all the work, ...

first congratz on all the work,







this 100%... my wife has a townie... i'm a HUGE fan of them... I've suggested these bikes to TONS of people in the past... she (my wife) had back...
05-10-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,115
Posted By donalson

I ran ipbike for a LONG time ...

I ran ipbike for a LONG time

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iforpowell.android.ipbike&hl=en

on samsung devices it will use any ant+ sensors you have (I actually used a OTG...
05-07-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By donalson

Xt has a carrier for the larger cogs... I'd go...

Xt has a carrier for the larger cogs... I'd go that way of the 2...
05-07-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,107
Posted By donalson

Nice... I'm a sucker for blue...

Nice... I'm a sucker for blue...
05-05-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,168
Posted By donalson

at 1mm different ERD... did he rebuild the entire...

at 1mm different ERD... did he rebuild the entire wheel or just do the tape and move move spokes over to the new rim job?...
05-04-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,485
Posted By donalson

what happens from chafing is far more gross...

what happens from chafing is far more gross...
05-04-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,168
Posted By donalson

just wondering was this rr1.1 a single or dual...

just wondering was this rr1.1 a single or dual eyelet?... I foolishly bought a used set of wheels at a great price (240s hubs, single eyelet front, dual rear)... but for the price I figured if/when...
05-04-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By donalson

WOW... what a click-bate title ;-) HUGE...

WOW... what a click-bate title ;-)

HUGE congrats and good work... how tall are you?

do we get more of a story (background and such)... awesome stuff
05-04-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,033
Posted By donalson

32c is my goto on my road bike... as it as large...

32c is my goto on my road bike... as it as large as I can fit (early 80's crit frame) also like you said.. lots of options...

on my touring bike I run 44c tires (run narrower than labeled) but...
05-04-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,033
Posted By donalson

I'm near your weight (slightly over) and based on...

I'm near your weight (slightly over) and based on the 15% sag inflation I don't ride under 32c tires and even then I have to slightly over inflate the rear tire to get the proper sag... I know I...
05-04-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,485
Posted By donalson

yup like said... cycling shorts are made to go...

yup like said... cycling shorts are made to go free...

when I started riding as a teen and got my first pair I always wore overshorts... until one day in the middle of the hit FL summer... I...
05-04-17, 04:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,508
Posted By donalson

thankfully you are on the "smaller size" of us...

thankfully you are on the "smaller size" of us big guys... the real problem with cycling clothes are that there are several "fits"... the race fit is super tight, you've got a club fit and then some...
04-29-17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By donalson

oh as for fit... I can say this... in my MTB days...

oh as for fit... I can say this... in my MTB days I had a bike fairly well dialed in... but after about an hr of riding my back would be killing me... I wasn't in amazing shape so I figured it was...
04-29-17, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By donalson

:twitchy:my wife is starting to work towards some...

:twitchy:my wife is starting to work towards some triathlons... my first thought on bikes when she said that was that we'll have her fitted by a good fitter... thankfully I'm in houston and we have 2...
04-29-17, 09:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,107
Posted By donalson

it was really that difficult to order?... did you...

it was really that difficult to order?... did you get the complete or just frameset?

when I ordered my frameset I went into the more small town feeling LBS (he sold a bunch of older used bikes...
04-27-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By donalson

for the most part I'm a solo rider... in MTB I...

for the most part I'm a solo rider... in MTB I enjoyed riding with a friend or two because that is what my schedule allowed... I did a few larger rides and after some months I was happy to see that I...
04-25-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By donalson

my android app has been IPbike for years... as...

my android app has been IPbike for years... as close to a full on garmin you can get on your phone...

if you have samsung phone within the past 4 or 5 years it likely has an ant+ radio to boot or...
04-25-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By donalson

I like to use this calculator... I use the 2nd...

I like to use this calculator... I use the 2nd one with the 40/60 as I sit more upright... i'm too lazy to do the proper 15% sag number calculatons...

Bicycle tire pressure calculator...
04-25-17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By donalson

ouch... what hub is that? how many holes?

ouch... what hub is that? how many holes?
04-13-17, 11:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,107
Posted By donalson

yup... a few of my local shops carry at least one...

yup... a few of my local shops carry at least one or two bikes in stock and I've never been to any reputable shop that couldn't get them either complete or frameset...

as for fit/comfort... I have...
02-02-17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 137,651
Posted By donalson

got it today thanks a ton man... super excited to...

got it today thanks a ton man... super excited to give it a ride :)...
01-22-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 137,651
Posted By donalson

you will have a msg shortly...

you will have a msg shortly...
12-13-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,587
Posted By donalson

the worst thing I seem to recall reading about...

the worst thing I seem to recall reading about them is that they are heavy (duhh)... but seems a lot of clydes around here have had good luck with them...

what is the running price on them?...
...
12-13-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By donalson

really that depends on what hubs he has... my...

really that depends on what hubs he has... my rr1.1 wheelset has 240s hubs... which is why I at minimum plan to rebuild when the rims die
12-13-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By donalson

these rims where well known (at least back in the...

these rims where well known (at least back in the single eyelet rr1.1 days) to crack around the eyelet :-/... I have a set that I got used, rear is double eyelet... but I haven't put many miles on...
12-13-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By donalson

budget full zip jersey

well it looks like I may be riding the MS150 come late april... which means I need to get back in the saddle and build up the base miles... part of that is updating my kit... I need a loose fitting...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 23,838
Posted By donalson

lol ya my road bike is a '83 trek 560 25.5"...

lol ya my road bike is a '83 trek 560 25.5" frame... more height in my legs and fat/inflexable so I need to have the bars pretty high up requires a lot of steerer tube length... on my road bike a...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 23,838
Posted By donalson

likely to do with the angle... and the 6'4 300#...

likely to do with the angle... and the 6'4 300# rider on a 62cm disc trucker frame ;-)
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