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Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 750
Posted By jackb

I have a similar problem, but my hill is so long...

I have a similar problem, but my hill is so long and steep that it is a day's ride in itself. I bought a nice hitch rack and drive my bike down to a parking lot at the bottom of the hill. My ride...
06-06-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,261
Posted By jackb

Yes been to the Oxford. Interesting place. A...

Yes been to the Oxford. Interesting place. A cyclist was killed recently and another seriously injured a few months back. Missoula has a traffic problem like no other town in Montana. Lots of...
06-05-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,261
Posted By jackb

I live in Missoula, MT, a city as friendly to...

I live in Missoula, MT, a city as friendly to cyclists as a city can be. Frequently, when I approach a stop sign people driving by on the through street that I am about to cross will stop and wave...
05-19-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,496
Posted By jackb

Try cargo shorts with a T-shirt. Works fine...

Try cargo shorts with a T-shirt. Works fine around town and on shorter rides. For the longer rides, I prefer bike shorts with chamois and bike jerseys with back pockets, but they are not essential....
05-10-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,970
Posted By jackb

I don't know how fast I ride, and my speed varies...

I don't know how fast I ride, and my speed varies greatly on just about every ride I go on. But I do know that I ride always at just the right speed.
05-06-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,043
Posted By jackb

I use the trial-and-error method. Once you...

I use the trial-and-error method. Once you determine the correct frame size, buy the bike and begin riding. Stem length and height, saddle height and other adjustments will make themselves known. ...
05-06-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,610
Posted By jackb

When in doubt, always buy the bike. You'll love...

When in doubt, always buy the bike. You'll love it.
02-07-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,350
Posted By jackb

My Casita is not parked near my house, and I am...

My Casita is not parked near my house, and I am not likely to get to it anytime soon to take a picture, but the basic principle is to position one or more bikes along side the side dinette table ...
11-10-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,435
Posted By jackb

I did not say that people in their 70's should...

I did not say that people in their 70's should not be using clipless. Please go back and reread my posts. As for leaving it at that, that is precisely what I said: "If you are an older rider and...
11-09-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,435
Posted By jackb

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to...

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to do with almost all elements of cycling. As the OP pointed out, he is having a little trouble unclipping now that he is older. I understand...
11-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,435
Posted By jackb

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding...

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding with clipless? Of course, if you race you might want maximum power and a more secure connection to the pedals when sprinting, but how many non-racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,839
Posted By jackb

If I remember correctly, 50mph on Zimmerman Trail...

If I remember correctly, 50mph on Zimmerman Trail in Billings. Montana about 20 years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By jackb

I don't believe that you will be able to notice...

I don't believe that you will be able to notice the difference between road and endurance geometry once you are riding. I'd buy the bike that felt the most comfortable on a test ride.
10-13-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By jackb

I never understood the desire for speed in...

I never understood the desire for speed in recreational cyclists. If you race, well that's a different story and is all about speed, but recreational riding is just that, recreational. I ride at...
09-24-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,226
Posted By jackb

I should add that I put apiece of pipe insulation...

I should add that I put apiece of pipe insulation around the top tube to help soften the shock and to reduce the chances of scratches.
09-23-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,226
Posted By jackb

I use a Yakima hitch rack that holds my carbon...

I use a Yakima hitch rack that holds my carbon bike by the top tube. No problem as far as I can see after a summer of use.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,817
Posted By jackb

Get whichever bike you like the most. You won't...

Get whichever bike you like the most. You won't notice any differences in the bikes once you own one because you won't be riding the others. The bike you buy will work fine.
09-09-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,350
Posted By jackb

I have a 17ft. Casita travel trailer. I put two...

I have a 17ft. Casita travel trailer. I put two bicycles in the trailer and shock cord them to one of the tables in the trailer. Works well.
09-07-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,444
Posted By jackb

All the clothes I own get washed the same way. ...

All the clothes I own get washed the same way. Into the washer, add detergent, set to normal, come back later. Everything fares well, including lycra and wool. Drying is different. Some things I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,327
Posted By jackb

If you have trouble with a BB90, then it's no...

If you have trouble with a BB90, then it's no good. If you don't, it will do. I ride a Trek domane , 2018 model with a 90. So far, no problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,294
Posted By jackb

I ride a Trek Domane and it not only rides like a...

I ride a Trek Domane and it not only rides like a road bike, it is a road bike. Subtle differences in frame geometry are undetectable to me, and my 32mm tires feel fine. I am not a racer or a rider...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By jackb

I had a knee replacement in 2017 and was on a...

I had a knee replacement in 2017 and was on a stationary the second week of PT. I started hiking short distances (3-4 miles) at month three I stayed off the bicycle longer than that because I was...
07-02-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,310
Posted By jackb

At 72 I try to ride every other day, but the...

At 72 I try to ride every other day, but the weather usually interferes with that regimen. I ride around 20 miles per ride at whatever speed I'm going. I have no goals other than to enjoy the ride....
07-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,248
Posted By jackb

As usual with such questions on this forum, the...

As usual with such questions on this forum, the gear choice really comes down to personal preference. Nothing wrong with that, and it's good to hear all the various views.
07-02-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,044
Posted By jackb

So based on the responses in this thread, there...

So based on the responses in this thread, there is no evidence that CF frames fail catastrophically unless involved in a crash or subjected to some other external force.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,823
Posted By jackb

I think I got my first bike when I was around...

I think I got my first bike when I was around seven. Been cycling ever since. I'm now 72.
06-28-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By jackb

On a ride through Austria on our way to Budapest...

On a ride through Austria on our way to Budapest my wife and I got tired of fighting strong headwinds and called the tour company to change to electric bikes. They met us at our hotel in Vienna and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,606
Posted By jackb

In the fractious, contentious, polarized society...

In the fractious, contentious, polarized society we live in, waving and saying hi are friendly gestures that I very much like, I wave and say hi all the time. It can't hurt to be friendly, and it...
06-13-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By jackb

I bought a mtn bike with a dropper post a couple...

I bought a mtn bike with a dropper post a couple of months ago. I never use it. I think it's primarily for fast and fairly technical descents, which I do not do. More weight, more...
06-09-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,858
Posted By jackb

I once hit just above 50mph, but that was twenty...

I once hit just above 50mph, but that was twenty years ago. Now I'm too scared to go that fast. Now, at 72, I start hitting the brakes at around 35.
06-08-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,491
Posted By jackb

You have the bike. All you need to do is ride...

You have the bike. All you need to do is ride it. You will develop fitness as you ride. I would think that in a few weeks or maybe a month you'll be doing 20-30 miles per ride and you will feel...
06-07-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,911
Posted By jackb

Different people ride for different reasons. ...

Different people ride for different reasons. Enjoying bicycling is the point of it as far as I can see. At 72, I never ride for any other reason than to enjoy the experience. I'm not in training...
06-06-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,165
Posted By jackb

Before going to bells, I used to shout "on your...

Before going to bells, I used to shout "on your left." Many people would jump out of their skins even when I shouted from a considerable distance. With a bell, most people do not appear to jump...
06-05-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By jackb

Thanks for all the information. I've passed it...

Thanks for all the information. I've passed it on to my son and he is now working on it,
06-03-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By jackb

From triple to compact double

My son has a 2004 Trek 2300 road bike with ultegra components. It has a triple chain ring, but the the chain rings are worn out and need to be replaced. Unfortunately, Shimano does not make these...
06-02-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,192
Posted By jackb

I've enjoyed drinking all of my adult life, and...

I've enjoyed drinking all of my adult life, and now at 72 I enjoy it more than ever. Wine every night with dinner, and a Manhattan in bed at night while reading. Sometimes I have a cocktail while...
05-31-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By jackb

I had a complete knee replacement in the summer...

I had a complete knee replacement in the summer of 2017. All went well and I was hiking and cycling within four months. Within six months I was skiing again, both cross country and downhill. My...
05-29-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,500
Posted By jackb

I'm not sure how god got into this. The OP has a...

I'm not sure how god got into this. The OP has a medical problem, not a spiritual one. This is a bicycle forum, not a religious forum. As people have used it as means to express their beliefs,...
05-26-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By jackb

We know nothing about this man, not even the...

We know nothing about this man, not even the country he lives in, let alone his financial condition, the economic conditions he faces, or anything else for that matter. How can we make any sort of...
05-26-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,508
Posted By jackb

Despite the ubiquity and fame of Dick's Sporting...

Despite the ubiquity and fame of Dick's Sporting Goods, there are none in my state and I live in perhaps the outdoor activity capitol in the lower forty eight, Missoula, Montana. REI is not a "box...
05-23-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,508
Posted By jackb

I've been an REI Co-op member since 1972. I've...

I've been an REI Co-op member since 1972. I've bought lots of gear from them over the years and have been satisfied. They don't make the gear, they just sell it. But they have a first-rate return...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,255
Posted By jackb

Riding frequency largely depends on age. When I...

Riding frequency largely depends on age. When I was a young man I could ride longer distances almost everyday without a problem, but now at 72 I do need rest days. I try to ride at least 20 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,569
Posted By jackb

I’m a friendly person and say hello to every...

I’m a friendly person and say hello to every cyclist I meet. Most say hello. Some don’t acknowledge my greeting at all. I don’t know why some cyclists are more friendly than others, but I do find...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,844
Posted By jackb

BMX pedals are platform with small screws that...

BMX pedals are platform with small screws that act as spikes so there is no slippage. I have them on my road bike, mtn. Bike, and touring bike. . Wear any shoes or sandals you like. No snapping in...
05-05-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 16,670
Posted By jackb

Why not enjoy the natural sounds of the ride? I...

Why not enjoy the natural sounds of the ride? I never could understand how someone could enjoy doing two specific activities as the same time. If you are enjoying the ride your mind is focused on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,912
Posted By jackb

I've had both and can honestly say that I haven't...

I've had both and can honestly say that I haven't noticed much difference between carbon and aluminum. There are so many variables when it comes to ride, that I can never be sure which factors are...
04-29-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By jackb

I went from using toe clips to cleats to platform...

I went from using toe clips to cleats to platform pedals on all my bicycles over the last thirty years or so. All my bikes have platform BMX pedals. I like being able to wear any kind of footwear...
04-27-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,558
Posted By jackb

I have one bike in each of the several...

I have one bike in each of the several categories: road bike, mountain bike, touring bike, single speed. 90% of the time I'm on the road bike because I like road biking best. The mtn bike is new,...
04-17-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,261
Posted By jackb

I've never heard any complaints such as yours. I...

I've never heard any complaints such as yours. I suggest you get together with someone who uses presta and see how that person does it. all the pumps I've ever seen fit both kinds of valves.
04-16-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,952
Posted By jackb

I've never had a mechanical problem in over forty...

I've never had a mechanical problem in over forty years of cycling. I've had flats, of course, but nothing else. I carry a small under-the- saddle bag which contains two tire levers, a patch kit, a...
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