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01-23-23, 03:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 849
Posted By delbiker1

Share the sweetness?

Share the sweetness?
01-22-23, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 849
Posted By delbiker1

I have gone N-3, from a total of 8. I sold none...

I have gone N-3, from a total of 8. I sold none of them, gave away to a friend and a couple of nephews. I still want to do another N-2, but I really like the 5 that are left. I know I would be okay...
01-22-23, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By delbiker1

No, but, I have turned a 10 speed into a poor...

No, but, I have turned a 10 speed into a poor man's 11 speed. I am using 6400 bar end levers set on friction mode. No need to switch the rear derailleur, a 6500sc, with a 46/36 and 11-34 or 36, I...
01-22-23, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By delbiker1

I had to look at my post a couple of times to get...

I had to look at my post a couple of times to get it. Then I laughed at my wording.
01-20-23, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, this is all you need....

IMO, this is all you need. https://www.ebay.com/itm/255580019410? Obviously, lots of places to obtain these.
01-14-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By delbiker1

Wow, James, just eye catching, imo, the black...

Wow, James, just eye catching, imo, the black rings. That really works with the bike.
01-09-23, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,917
Posted By delbiker1

Yesterday, the 8th, was 25 miles, now at 225 for...

Yesterday, the 8th, was 25 miles, now at 225 for '23. Just a beautiful first week of the year for cycling. I have been on all five of my bikes, down from eight, but mostly I have been on my Poprad,...
01-06-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By delbiker1

Bicycle Blue Book is close to worthless for...

Bicycle Blue Book is close to worthless for valuing bikes. There is a large discrepancy from one area to another. I am a fan of used bikes, but, if one is inexperienced, it is hard to judge what is...
01-06-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By delbiker1

Yep, I still 4 rim brake bikes, and 1 with disc...

Yep, I still 4 rim brake bikes, and 1 with disc brakes. I live in flat land and do not notice all that much difference, even when wet. I am rarely anywhere that I ride in significant elevation. My...
01-06-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,646
Posted By delbiker1

mrv I had a good chuckle from the "BITTER...

mrv I had a good chuckle from the "BITTER understanding" statement. I can sure relate and will file for future use.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 547
Posted By delbiker1

The benefits of having a good LBS and mechanic,...

The benefits of having a good LBS and mechanic, that you trust, cannot be overstated. I have a great relationship with mine, and occasionally stop in with a treat for them, or just to see if there is...
01-06-23, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By delbiker1

I have no comments on the bike, but I surely have...

I have no comments on the bike, but I surely have impulse control issues, especially when it comes to bikes. I have gotten much better at just saying no, and sticking with it. However, I still...
01-06-23, 04:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 783
Posted By delbiker1

I believe one wants enough width to cover the...

I believe one wants enough width to cover the channel, but not the sides. Taking up that space with tape can surely affect the mounting of tires.
01-05-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 438
Posted By delbiker1

Yep, I have used up to 35mm. My gravel/offroad...

Yep, I have used up to 35mm. My gravel/offroad riding is of the easier variety. Regarding width, I have found 28mm tires on gravel is certainly doable, depending on type of gravel, definitely not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,118
Posted By delbiker1

Neither is right , or wrong. A fitters...

Neither is right , or wrong. A fitters suggestions are just that. They are opinions based on, I hope, experience and knowledge they have gained, and stats/measurements they have come up with. I have...
12-25-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,958
Posted By delbiker1

Merry Christmas James, and to all other members....

Merry Christmas James, and to all other members. Like always, still amazed at the pictures and posts over the years.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,342
Posted By delbiker1

Number one rule for me.

Number one rule for me.
12-10-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,917
Posted By delbiker1

Today was about 20 miles. I passed 5000 ytd early...

Today was about 20 miles. I passed 5000 ytd early this month. I stopped tracking at that point. I am keeping the miles at 10 to 20, or so, for now. My back feels better than it has since early...
12-08-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,819
Posted By delbiker1

I think it is chuckle worthy. That thread is the...

I think it is chuckle worthy. That thread is the reason I put the temps in my post.
12-08-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,819
Posted By delbiker1

I, also, have been alcohol free for over 7 years....

I, also, have been alcohol free for over 7 years. I have been a road cyclist for about 50 years. I have no doubt that bicycling played a big part, still does, in my staying that way. That includes...
11-13-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By delbiker1

Get the fit right, then get some time and miles...

Get the fit right, then get some time and miles on your bike before making changes. So much will depend on how much and how hard of riding you will be doing.
11-12-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By delbiker1

Low cost 9 speed cassettes are very available,...

Low cost 9 speed cassettes are very available, with a lot of low cost options. You are asking about 9 speed brifters, get a cheap 9 speed cassette would be the easiest, and likely the cheapest, way...
11-11-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By delbiker1

What we think matters not, Caveat Emptor. Accept...

What we think matters not, Caveat Emptor. Accept that you made the mistake, regardless of the seller's description, deal with it the best way you can, and move on.
11-09-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,046
Posted By delbiker1

Last year, 2021, I had my first flat on Christmas...

Last year, 2021, I had my first flat on Christmas morning, being about 9,000 miles since my previous flat in July, 2020. This year has been an incredibly high number of flats, on different bikes and...
11-08-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By delbiker1

I know nothing about this bike, but it sure is...

I know nothing about this bike, but it sure is nice. Local to me if anyone has interest in it.

https://delaware.craigslist.org/bik/d/bethany-beach-1989-fat-city-cycles/7554587115.html
11-06-22, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,917
Posted By delbiker1

I have really been struggling for the last 6...

I have really been struggling for the last 6 weeks or so, low left back and left hip. I have only been on a bike 3 times for short, easy rides. Yesterday, I felt good and it was a gorgeous day. I...
10-25-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By delbiker1

The town of Berlin, MD, the coolest little town...

The town of Berlin, MD, the coolest little town in America, 7 miles west of OC, MD. Assawoman Wildlife Refuge, across the bay from Fenwick Island, has about a 5 mile loop, mostly gravel, connecting 3...
10-21-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By delbiker1

I use a strap like the kind used for frame and...

I use a strap like the kind used for frame and mini pumps to attach the KoolStop bead jack to the frame. Many types and brands available.
10-07-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By delbiker1

Just going to back up that any weight savings...

Just going to back up that any weight savings with the wheels I would buy for the bike would have minimal effect that would probably be not noticed. The ride itself would be significantly improved...
10-06-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By delbiker1

I find that for a quick degreasing while cleaning...

I find that for a quick degreasing while cleaning the rest of the bike, spray on degreaser and then soap and water work well. For a deep clean, removing the chain and putting it in a container with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By delbiker1

I was a bit leery of the angle and width of the...

I was a bit leery of the angle and width of the drops on the Beacon bar, and hesitated purchasing one. Excel Sports had them on sale, so I bought one. It took a very short time to realize that it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By delbiker1

I have angled brake/STI levers inward for a long...

I have angled brake/STI levers inward for a long time. I recently switched two of my bikes to Ritchey Beacon bars and the angle is even more than on traditionally shaped drop bars. The Beacon, for...
10-06-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,917
Posted By delbiker1

After 5 days of nor-easter wind, rain and chilly...

After 5 days of nor-easter wind, rain and chilly temp, yesterday, I got in my first ride in 5 days, EEK. I saw the sun for about 30 minutes. Got on my Smoothie for it's first ride with the Ritchey...
10-05-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By delbiker1

Truer words have never been spoken.

Truer words have never been spoken.
10-05-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,416
Posted By delbiker1

Nice pictures from your rides. I believe that is...

Nice pictures from your rides. I believe that is a Beacon handlebar on your bike. I now have one on two bikes and just love the set up. I am heading to Tennessee and Kentucky sometime in the next few...
10-05-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By delbiker1

Squeaks, clicks, rubbing, etc., drive me nuts. I...

Squeaks, clicks, rubbing, etc., drive me nuts. I can never let one get to the point the OP is describing. One that took me a while to locate wasn't the bike, but the shoestring aglets clicking when...
10-03-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By delbiker1

Personally, I always have the attitude that...

Personally, I always have the attitude that others, especially drivers of vehicles, have issues with their vision, whatever the reason, which affects their ability to see me. I mostly wear bright...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By delbiker1

FYI, I have patched latex in that same location;...

FYI, I have patched latex in that same location; Rema patches worked well, glueless not so.
10-03-22, 05:29 AM
09-29-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 567
Posted By delbiker1

I am in the camp that does not like flat bars on...

I am in the camp that does not like flat bars on a road bike, due to being uncomfortable after riding for not that long. However, as I age, and due to chronic spinal issues, I have to do do a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,062
Posted By delbiker1

Good on you for the final result, extra-special...

Good on you for the final result, extra-special kudos to the LBS for the fantastic help and customer service. And, for whatever reason, good on Specialized. Having a good relationship with a LBS is a...
09-26-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By delbiker1

If you read the original post through, the poster...

If you read the original post through, the poster states they are not questioning longevity. He/she is asking about any experience anyone has had with that particular bb, ergo, my post. If I am still...
09-25-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,669
Posted By delbiker1

This post, maybe?

This post, maybe?
09-25-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By delbiker1

Barchettaman ,that is a Dunlop valve/stem, not a...

Barchettaman ,that is a Dunlop valve/stem, not a presta. Do not see many on bikes in the USA. I believe parts of Europe still has a fair amount of use with these. I have no experience with them,...
09-23-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,751
Posted By delbiker1

Just what BF has been lacking, BS.

Just what BF has been lacking, BS.
09-20-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5,845
Views: 654,395
Posted By delbiker1

A belated happy b'day. I am a bit jealous of your...

A belated happy b'day. I am a bit jealous of your sound system. I have not had a really good one in a long time. Just in the past couple of years, I have had times when I missed having one, and the...
09-17-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,546
Posted By delbiker1

I think it is a bit of a cyclical thing, hee hee,...

I think it is a bit of a cyclical thing, hee hee, momentum keeps it going for a while, then it naturally slows down. I like vintage, classic looking frame sets, but I like them with modern...
09-17-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,917
Posted By delbiker1

I sort of rediscovered how much I like riding my...

I sort of rediscovered how much I like riding my Lemond Tourmalet. I had not been riding it due to making changes on a couple of other bikes, ergo, mostly riding them. I switched the Tourmalet to a...
09-17-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,645
Posted By delbiker1

I just turned to 70 last week, and I have chronic...

I just turned to 70 last week, and I have chronic back issues. I have averaged 5000 miles per year for the past 10 years. This past spring I had a bout of acute prostatitis and was off the bikes for...
09-16-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By delbiker1

I would be okay with only 2 seasons, but they...

I would be okay with only 2 seasons, but they would be spring and fall. Personally, I cannot fathom anyone wanting to skip fall. I can do without the extreme heat and humidity and the extreme cold...
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