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08-14-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 426
Posted By philbob57

Vittoria Randonneur (or Randonneur II). Chief...

Vittoria Randonneur (or Randonneur II). Chief mechanic at LBS needed 20 minutes to mount one, twice. The poor guy moved the tube while he did it, so the valve stem was slanted, so he had to do it...
08-13-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By philbob57

How much weight do you put on your hands? ...

How much weight do you put on your hands?

Ordinarily, shoulder pain results from straight arms and/or too much weight on arms. The cure is typically to ride with elbows bent and less weight on...
08-12-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 483
Posted By philbob57

If you have nothing to prove, I recommend going,...

If you have nothing to prove, I recommend going, unless C-19 is an issue as it may well be.
08-12-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 435
Posted By philbob57

The thing that makes aluminum wheels better is...

The thing that makes aluminum wheels better is that they can be stopped when wet. Steel rims, not so much. It's safety, not the usual weight/aerodynamics/coolness factor that distinguishes between...
08-10-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By philbob57

When it comes to pressure on soft tissues, your...

When it comes to pressure on soft tissues, your own shape, your saddle's shape/fit/firmness, and the fit, design, and thickness of the shorts all play a part - and there are probably things that...
08-09-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25,421
Views: 2,509,158
Posted By philbob57

15.5 miles, sunny, windy, hot (90 F). Stopped in...

15.5 miles, sunny, windy, hot (90 F). Stopped in a park at 10 miles, where I enjoyed a stiff, cooling breeze that I had to ride into to get home. I decided to ride home anyway. :)
08-09-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By philbob57

I used to have those HR numbers. Now I have a...

I used to have those HR numbers. Now I have a pacemaker, implanted 4 weeks ago, set to 60 bpm. According to my cardiologist, a stress EKG in May or June showed my heart to be in great shape, except...
08-09-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By philbob57

It looks like the bearings are in retainers. Are...

It looks like the bearings are in retainers. Are they oriented correctly?
Don't ask me why I thought of that.
08-09-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By philbob57

Carpal tunnel syndrome? Holding your arm too...

Carpal tunnel syndrome? Holding your arm too straight?

Sorry you're experiencing this pain. I recommend including consulting with an MD or DO in your problem-solving plan.
08-09-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By philbob57

Also Topeak and others make 'beam racks' like...

Also Topeak and others make 'beam racks' like this: https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/mtb-beamracks/138-mtx-beamrack-ex
08-09-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,017
Posted By philbob57

It might help if your were more specific about...

It might help if your were more specific about the pain and how often you ride. If you've done only a few rides and your butt under your sit bones (ischial tuberosities) hurt, riding more on the seat...
08-07-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,375
Posted By philbob57

Are you a native Rhode Islander, berner? When i...

Are you a native Rhode Islander, berner? When i was a kid, we packed a lunch for a(n automobile) trip from Providence to Middletown. If we didn't eat it on the way, it never got eaten - hot dogs on...
08-07-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25,421
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Posted By philbob57

15+ miles on a beautiful day, though the wind was...

15+ miles on a beautiful day, though the wind was pretty solidly from ESE, off Lake Michigan, at 10 mph. I got a pacemaker 4 weeks ago today. That was followed by some dental work that didn't achieve...
08-06-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By philbob57

The rivbike website says the Silver's BCD is 110...

The rivbike website says the Silver's BCD is 110 mm and 74 mm. If you search on chain ring 110 74 BCD, you'll get a lot of hits. The TA is 50.4 mm BCD for outer rings and 80 mm BCD for inner and...
08-02-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,023
Posted By philbob57

One big change is that local roads have gotten...

One big change is that local roads have gotten worse in the parts of the US that I know in the last 40-50 years. *** Political statement removed by author. ***
07-31-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 7,545
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations to everyone who made their goals!...

Congratulations to everyone who made their goals! I hope you felt your miles were all worth while - I'd say 'enjoyable', but Summer temps and headwinds can take some of the joy out of riding....
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07-30-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By philbob57

I think we need a better description of the pain....

I think we need a better description of the pain. Top, bottom, along the length, at the ball, all metatarsals or 1, 2, 3, or 4, both feet or just one? How far do you usually ride between breaks (if...
07-30-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By philbob57

My bet is that most soles that are in use on...

My bet is that most soles that are in use on bicycles deform to some degree. At least that's what marketers say - one of the differentiators between models is stiffness.
07-29-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By philbob57

I apologize for misreading your words, Otto.

I apologize for misreading your words, Otto.
07-29-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By philbob57

I think that would result in a frame that's too...

I think that would result in a frame that's too big. BITD, with steel diamond frames, the reco was to buy a frame that was 9"-10" smaller than your PBH. A person can probably ride a bike that's 15 CM...
07-29-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By philbob57

What's causing the pain? 'Metatarsal pain' isn't...

What's causing the pain? 'Metatarsal pain' isn't descriptive enough.

If it's pressure of foot on pedal, you need more surface area than SPD cleats provide. That means flat pedals like the Ergons...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By philbob57

Sigma as well, both wired and wireless. I...

Sigma as well, both wired and wireless.

I don;t find the Garmin 20 & 25 compelling at the prices I've seen them at. A new Lezyne Macro Easy is $80 and it's not an orphan product, at least not yet....
07-28-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,994
Posted By philbob57

...or:...

...or: https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/accessories/332-cagemount
07-28-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By philbob57

That's good to know. Alas, my 'puter is Bluetooth...

That's good to know. Alas, my 'puter is Bluetooth only. I always wondered if I should have spent more to get more features....
07-27-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,267
Posted By philbob57

Pinned flat pedals keep me upright. The only...

Pinned flat pedals keep me upright. The only thing I miss from 'clipless' is the ability to pull up when accelerating. In every other respect, I like the pinned flat pedals better than both clipless...
07-27-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,414
Posted By philbob57

I like the Sigmas. Make sure you stay on top of...

I like the Sigmas. Make sure you stay on top of the mounting. I lost my Sigma because it popped out of the h'bar mount without my noticing.
07-27-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By philbob57

I've used the Polar and Wahoo optical HRMs. The...

I've used the Polar and Wahoo optical HRMs. The Polar needed a charge every other ride. My first Wahoo developed big dropouts after a few hundred miles - the lights would stop flashing and then start...
07-22-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,181
Posted By philbob57

Steel rims ... a braking delight. Not.

Steel rims ... a braking delight. Not.
07-22-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 57,588
Views: 8,375,213
Posted By philbob57

Is that the Columbus dove on the fork? Campy...

Is that the Columbus dove on the fork? Campy crank, Brooks saddle? It may be worth buying even if it doesn't fit. If it fits, it looks like a great buy, even if you can't do the maintenance yourself.
07-21-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By philbob57

Also, biking is gentler to knees than walking is...

Also, biking is gentler to knees than walking is - non-weight-bearing vs. weight-bearing. One thing to watch for is wanting to eat after a ride and overestimating the calories burned.... Also, biking...
07-19-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By philbob57

I came back to riding in 2013 at 240 lbs, 5' 7"....

I came back to riding in 2013 at 240 lbs, 5' 7". I had 1 issue that caused hand pain - carpal tunnel syndrome - and 1 issue that caused pain in my my hands, arms, and shoulders - weak core. CTS...
07-15-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations

Congratulations
07-12-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,720
Posted By philbob57

I came back to biking at 235-240 & 5' 7". The...

I came back to biking at 235-240 & 5' 7". The actual size of one's butt is quite different from the width of the sit-bones. Big butt doesn't necessarily mean wide saddle.

For saddles, what part of...
07-12-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By philbob57

Coffee may not be a diuretic, but it's not an...

Coffee may not be a diuretic, but it's not an efficient way to hydrate. Based on my experience with symptoms you've mentioned, it's almost always been insufficient water and/or insufficient...
07-12-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By philbob57

You can get a Lezyne Macro or XOSS(?) GPS unit...

You can get a Lezyne Macro or XOSS(?) GPS unit for under $100 and perhaps get more for your money. If you go for the Lezyne, make sure you get the 2020 model. I notice that ebay now lists a number of...
07-12-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By philbob57

If it's a 27 mm seatpost, isn't the steel double...

If it's a 27 mm seatpost, isn't the steel double butted?
07-11-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,126
Posted By philbob57

Wait! You're riding in Thailand? In the Summer?...

Wait! You're riding in Thailand? In the Summer? Up hills? You don't drown?:)
07-11-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By philbob57

Starkmojo - I think you made some good decisions...

Starkmojo - I think you made some good decisions for yourself. I've never seen a Kona IRL - looks verygood. BTW, I recognized the Gevenalle shifters, but what handlebars did you get?

Tallbikeman -...
07-11-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
Posted By philbob57

Almond butter sandwich on good bread for me. I...

Almond butter sandwich on good bread for me. I used to not carry anything with me. Instead, I'd stop at a bakery I pass and buy one of their scrumptious chocolate creations. Can't do that now, since...
07-11-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,482
Posted By philbob57

I've been using HAs for 10 years. I remember...

I've been using HAs for 10 years. I remember exactly the same response. Hearing loss is usually so gradual that HAs are real revelations.

You may find that you don't need much in the way of...
07-11-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By philbob57

Interesting ... I've been on CCBs for over a...

Interesting ... I've been on CCBs for over a decade.

I used to hate heat because I used to sweat rivers even sitting on my ass. (Take that, censorship software.) It's normal to sweat less as one...
07-11-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 414,059
Posted By philbob57

Please tell us your age. 76 1. What type of...

Please tell us your age. 76

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

I have one bike: 1973 MKM frame. I built the wheels - Campy NR hubs, Spaim spokes, Sun CR18 rims. Cyclotouriste crank....
07-11-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By philbob57

Just a note in case someone else is curious. I...

Just a note in case someone else is curious. I had a 2-chamber pacemaker implanted yesterday. The limitation I was given was not to raise my arm over my head, but I've gotten different directions...
07-11-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By philbob57

Is that 30.5" from your pubic bone to the floor?...

Is that 30.5" from your pubic bone to the floor? That seems pretty short for someone 5' 9" tall. I'm less than 5' 7" and my biking inseam is 30.5", and my legs are relatively short for my height..
...
07-11-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By philbob57

I had a lot of pain and numbness when I rode with...

I had a lot of pain and numbness when I rode with 'moderate' CTS. I have none after the CTS release, as long as I keep my wrists in a relatively neutral position. I recommend seeking the counsel of a...
07-11-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By philbob57

If you put too much weight on your hands when...

If you put too much weight on your hands when riding, how strong is your core?

I came back to riding 7 years ago with a weak core, and I've worked my way all the way up to up to less weak. I can...
07-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations. My Tickr Fit is now experiencing...

Congratulations. My Tickr Fit is now experiencing dropouts on the road. The light just stops flashing for a while and then starts up again. I hope I get through this year with it.
07-08-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By philbob57

These are rat traps:...

These are rat traps: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/7b/63/1c/7b631c3afdadcb0e3e0d8417974c25e6.jpg

These are quills:...
07-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By philbob57

Elbow pain often comes from keeping your arms...

Elbow pain often comes from keeping your arms straight. If that's what you're doing, try out keeping your elbows bent. Too much weight on your hands could also cause elbow pain. That usually comes...
06-30-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By philbob57

Thanks. I appreciate the info.

Thanks. I appreciate the info.
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