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09-30-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By delbiker1

Disconnect

I feel a need to go way from sites, such as BikeForums, for a while. I wish to apologize to anyone I have offended, inappropriate/non helpful comment posts, off subject posts, and any...
09-27-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By delbiker1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-105-R7000-2x11-Ro...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-105-R7000-2x11-Road-Bike-Groupset-50-34-52-36-53-39-170MM-172-5MM-175MM-/123687267230?var=&hash=item1ccc55eb9e

riding_is_life. Copy and post the link and it works....
09-27-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,252
Posted By delbiker1

Personally, I want a fit that is as close as can...

Personally, I want a fit that is as close as can be to what I ride outside. One can develop bad habits regarding body position, they can be then be transferred to the position on your outside bike....
09-22-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 758
Posted By delbiker1

Good background. It is great you have this from...

Good background. It is great you have this from your father. Personally, I would not worry about keeping it as is. I would do what I thought would make it a bike that I want to ride in a way that I...
09-22-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By delbiker1

I would say close to the limit, but ok. Even if...

I would say close to the limit, but ok. Even if you try to avoid the big-big, it is prudent to have the capability to get there. Very bad things can happen with an accidental shift into big-big...
09-22-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By delbiker1

It is your bike, your decision. Depending on...

It is your bike, your decision. Depending on one's perspective, no bike is "future proof", all bikes are "future proof". I tend to look at it from the latter. I do not have a need to keep up with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,162
Posted By delbiker1

Sounds like user issues to me.

Sounds like user issues to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,663
Posted By delbiker1

I can only say not as much as I used to. I like...

I can only say not as much as I used to. I like to be comfortable on my rides.
09-19-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By delbiker1

My opinion, my experience, tires that max out the...

My opinion, my experience, tires that max out the width the fenders are designed for are going to mean a minimum of protection. There will be less spray from fenders that are a bit wider. Also, if...
09-19-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,300
Posted By delbiker1

I think it is myself.

I think it is myself.
09-17-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,036
Posted By delbiker1

I am a fan of Lemond as a rider and a fan of his...

I am a fan of Lemond as a rider and a fan of his steel/ti bikes. Whatever happened in his business world, or feuds with whomever, I am not concerned with. He was a great racer and had a lot to do...
09-16-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,500
Posted By delbiker1

I understand the displeasure because of the...

I understand the displeasure because of the shipping issue. Not so sure that it is PBK's fault. I order things from PBK, CRC and sometimes from China or Taiwan, but not things I am going to need...
09-16-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By delbiker1

I would not consider the posts as being negative....

I would not consider the posts as being negative. Nothing wrong with buying a low cost bike, or "upgrading" if that is how you wish to spend your money. In the end, it is almost always less expensive...
09-14-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,038,922
Posted By delbiker1

Poprad

I did not pull from the dump or trash pile. I acquired from a gentleman that got it from his neighbors junk pile. I traded him even for a 55cm Poprad that was too big for me. This is a 52cm that is a...
09-12-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,023
Posted By delbiker1

Many people just do not understand the reasoning...

Many people just do not understand the reasoning of riding with traffic. They feel safer being able to see the oncoming vehicles. They do not get the dangers this behavior imposes on them and others....
09-12-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,047
Posted By delbiker1

Weighing a bike, by whatever means, will almost...

Weighing a bike, by whatever means, will almost never match specs from a manufacturer/builder. Manufacturers weigh the bikes in a way that is going to give the lowest number they can get. Marketing...
09-10-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,188
Posted By delbiker1

I use Goo Gone that I spray on a cloth and then...

I use Goo Gone that I spray on a cloth and then wipe the bike down with that. I have also used it with a well used, green Scotch-brite pad, very light touch, and it works well. I just did this to a...
09-10-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,169
Posted By delbiker1

Regarding above post, he is correct in his view,...

Regarding above post, he is correct in his view, in that it is just that, his view. Building a bike can be, and is for me, very rewarding when it is done. Acquiring needed tools, while not a huge...
09-10-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By delbiker1

Increasing the blood flow increases the oxygen...

Increasing the blood flow increases the oxygen and nutrients being delivered by the blood. Also, I believe, it quickens the removal of toxins from the body. IMO, it only makes sense that would help...
09-09-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By delbiker1

Made a trade

Saturday I made an even up trade with a member of another forum, his 2002 Poprad for my 2003. Mine was too big for me at 55cm, and his was too small for him at 52cm. I took all the ugraded components...
09-04-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By delbiker1

Looks like something with the rim from the...

Looks like something with the rim from the location of the hole.
09-03-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By delbiker1

New tires/tubes, Wow!

Yesterday evening I did some work on my Airborne Zeppelin titanium road bike. I cleaned, lubed and polished everything. I switched out the crankset from Shimano 6400 to a Dura Ace 7700 with Vuelta...
09-02-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 372
Posted By delbiker1

YTD on track

I got in an easy paced 32 miles this morning. That puts me at 5112 miles for 2020. I set what I call a "soft goal" of 7000 miles for this year. My peak mileage year was 2017 with 6000 miles. I do not...
08-13-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, if you are going to be riding pavement a...

IMO, if you are going to be riding pavement a fair amount on this bike, go for the 2x.
08-13-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By delbiker1

I have been using latex tubes on a couple of...

I have been using latex tubes on a couple of bikes for the past couple of months. I had numerous flats the first couple of weeks, but the roads were litter strewn with glass, nails/screws,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By delbiker1

Try reducing the tension to see if that gets you...

Try reducing the tension to see if that gets you clipped in more solidly. I like to use the least tension I can without inadvertently coming unclipped.
07-26-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By delbiker1

Sure, they can be touched up. With matte, it...

Sure, they can be touched up. With matte, it might/probably will not be so obvious. I have used Testor's model paint and/or fingernail polish. There are different shades available. Chips and...
Forum: Introductions
07-22-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By delbiker1

Glad to have you onboard. There is a wealth of...

Glad to have you onboard. There is a wealth of knowledge and the opportunity to see a lot of incredible bicycles.
07-22-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 930
Posted By delbiker1

Definitely an issue in this time of Covid crisis....

Definitely an issue in this time of Covid crisis. I have been waiting on a new cassette for a while and do not know when it is actually going to be available. Fortunately, I do not need it right now....
07-22-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By delbiker1

It is a GT mountain bike but I do not know what...

It is a GT mountain bike but I do not know what model. It is certainly carrying a lot of weight. I have give to credit to the gentleman for getting out there and doing the pedaling. Whatever his...
07-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By delbiker1

90 at 9

I just got back from my morning ride. Sitting here drinking a yogurt/fruit smoothie. 90 degrees at 9am, forecast for high 90's this afternoon. Of course, also high humidity. Got in 26 miles and I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By delbiker1

Look up the one year mileage record a woman in...

Look up the one year mileage record a woman in Florida did a couple of years ago. 85,000 miles, all on the same approx. 7 mile loop. 232 miles a day avg, 33.5 laps per day, though she said she took...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By delbiker1

If at all possible, I try not to cover the same...

If at all possible, I try not to cover the same territory on a longer ride. Depending on the direction I start out with, I can do that most of the time. If I need to go back over the same section/s,...
07-13-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3,240
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Views: 464,615
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks much for the info.

Thanks much for the info.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,838
Posted By delbiker1

Keep your bike in great operating condition, be...

Keep your bike in great operating condition, be visible, keep your focus and trust nobody.
07-12-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By delbiker1

It's like new

Today I finally took the plunge and did some modernizing on my late 80's Ochsner, I had been considering going to 9 or 10 speed STI drivetrain for quite awhile. I kept deciding against it and stayed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,057
Posted By delbiker1

I cut back on the mileage and a bit on intensity....

I cut back on the mileage and a bit on intensity. I had a bout of IBS and I have issues with heat stress. I do not take many days completely off, but a couple of days a week I do a slow, casual ride...
Forum: For Sale
07-03-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By delbiker1

The company sent you the wrong product, or you...

The company sent you the wrong product, or you ordered the wrong product? If they sent you the wrong product, I would be fighting that shipping charge.
06-29-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 291,185
Posted By delbiker1

8 speed DT levers

USAZorro, I have a set of 8 speed, 105 DT shift levers. Right lever has index or friction modes. Very good shape with some minor surface scratching. I bought them from BF member Doc, but never used...
06-26-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 725
Posted By delbiker1

I have a steel Ochsner that I spread from 126 to...

I have a steel Ochsner that I spread from 126 to 130. I am still using the original Shimano 105 6 speed DT shifters, front and rear derailleurs. I have a Shimano HG50 10 speed cassette on the on a...
06-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 997
Posted By delbiker1

I know I have never been a decent mechanic. Quite...

I know I have never been a decent mechanic. Quite the opposite. However, in the winter of 2018/19, I started getting tools together and doing my own bike work. I had done the minor maintenance upkeep...
06-22-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By delbiker1

Just me, but I would never leave my any of bikes...

Just me, but I would never leave my any of bikes sitting outside the car on a bike rack. Weather concerns alone are enough to deter me. I have a station wagon, so with back seats folded down, I can...
06-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By delbiker1

"Hey, Hey, My,MY, Rock and Roll can never...

"Hey, Hey, My,MY, Rock and Roll can never die."
06-17-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,479
Posted By delbiker1

Too broad of a question. If you want to go period...

Too broad of a question. If you want to go period correct, model original correct, the hardest 3 steps, IMO, are: finding the components/parts that are needed, paying for the items plus shipping, and...
06-09-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By delbiker1

Not sure that my vote counts as I am not a fan of...

Not sure that my vote counts as I am not a fan of Brooks saddles. But I vote brown.
06-09-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,496
Posted By delbiker1

The only supplements I take are calcium with...

The only supplements I take are calcium with vitamin D and B12. The calcium/D hs no effect. The B12 definitely helps my energy level, mood and sleep. I stopped taking it for a while due to having a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By delbiker1

Just a suggestion for the brakes, KoolStop...

Just a suggestion for the brakes, KoolStop Salmon, orange, pads. They work.
06-07-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By delbiker1

You can get a basic, good quality, wireless...

You can get a basic, good quality, wireless computer for $20. Cateye Velo 9 wireless is about $20 even. I have those on 3 different bikes and have had no issues after a few years. Maybe use...
06-05-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,720
Posted By delbiker1

I was not there and do not know the whole story....

I was not there and do not know the whole story. However, that is abuse, assault and endangerment of a child. Whatever took place before, or even after, is in no way a viable alibi for that behavior....
06-04-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks much, it was a lot of work. The frame/fork...

Thanks much, it was a lot of work. The frame/fork and all the components were filthy and a bit tired when I received it. I used chem stripper and a scraper to get the original paint mostly off. I...
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