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06-06-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By Podagrower

Short update. The seatpost has left the...

Short update. The seatpost has left the conversation! All it took was: Beating the crap out of the saddle with a rubber mallet and hammer, zero effect. Hosing the seatpost with WD 40, zero...
05-11-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By Podagrower

So, I've made a little progress. I decided it...

So, I've made a little progress. I decided it would be less obvious to my beautiful and understanding wife if a frame and parts showed up in the garage instead of a whole bike (I wasn't wrong and...
04-13-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By Podagrower

Cue the Miami Vice theme song, Centurion time

Needs some love, for sure. There's a little bit of surface rust where the cable holders are on the top tube. The saddle, bar tape, hoods, cables, chain (I assume), brake pads will all need to be...
06-30-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21,257
Views: 4,052,224
Posted By Podagrower

Don't miss out, marked down to $99 from $299....

Don't miss out, marked down to $99 from $299. (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/338787611165616/)
06-30-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21,257
Views: 4,052,224
Posted By Podagrower

There are plenty of ads out there where a trick...

There are plenty of ads out there where a trick of perspective or bad angle make a fork look bent. I'm sure that's what happened here, right?...
01-16-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By Podagrower

Remember to check your brake bearings?

In the middle of disassembling my Shimano BR 1050 calipers (1986 vintage) I was extremely surprised to encounter ball bearings between the two arms. Teeny, tiny miniscule little bearings. Only two...
01-06-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Podagrower

Great advice so far. Adjustable overbed tables...

Great advice so far. Adjustable overbed tables make great holders for the drinks, snacks and remotes (I bought one for $60 on Amazon and then found one at Goodwill for $10, so check the thrift...
Forum: Southeast
12-31-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By Podagrower

Look up the Flemington 45 route on Strava or...

Look up the Flemington 45 route on Strava or RidewithGPS, it's a little north of Ocala, right off the interstate. About 45 miles, 1,300 feet of elevation. There's maybe 10 miles where you need to...
12-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 279,136
Posted By Podagrower

I've inherited an older Campy rear derailleur and...

I've inherited an older Campy rear derailleur and it is missing the "Multi function insert". I'm assuming there's not enough room for plastic to not shear off when engaging the teeth, but figured I...
12-15-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,241
Posted By Podagrower

My club (FL Freewheelers) has been doing...

My club (FL Freewheelers) has been doing something similar in Central Florida for a few years. Finding a stash of NOS bikes would be awesome. This year is unique to say the least, we found our best...
11-24-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 71,749
Views: 11,675,721
Posted By Podagrower

Never knew Terry made bikes. Looks like a...

Never knew Terry made bikes. Looks like a Shimano 600 groupset. On FB in Flint, MI.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3621921567864478
...
11-23-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,405
Posted By Podagrower

The bike I ride the most has Biopace chainrings,...

The bike I ride the most has Biopace chainrings, just to make it more odd and irritate bike snobs.
11-18-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,269
Posted By Podagrower

Well, now I know what I was doing wrong. My wife...

Well, now I know what I was doing wrong. My wife and I were on vacation in Savannah and had taken our bikes. We went to a bar at like 3 in the afternoon and were there thru dinner and shift change....
11-10-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,079
Posted By Podagrower

I actually have some experience with this,...

I actually have some experience with this, although I wasn't on my bike. I watched a car take out an overhead power pole, in my panic, I stopped without running over the line so I guess that's my...
11-04-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,691
Posted By Podagrower

The You Are What You Drink...

The You Are What You Drink (https://ninerbikes.com/products/yawyd) stem cap from Niner might be a good option as well.
11-04-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,329
Posted By Podagrower

Actually didn't expect this post to get this much...

Actually didn't expect this post to get this much attention and discussion. Looked at the first few "don't do it" responses and moved onto drooling over a Miyata and trying to justify having another...
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Podagrower

Vitus (979?)

I've always had a thing for the Vitus frames in their wild colors, but as a Clydesdale there's not much chance I could trust a 30 year old bonded frame. Well, this one popped up locally and the 600...
10-30-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,329
Posted By Podagrower

Buying a stolen bike

Browsing the local classifieds as I often do I spotted a Bianchi frame near me for sale. Not a super rare, super high end bike, but a nice older model that looks to be in good shape. First thing...
Forum: Southeast
08-13-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By Podagrower

Bike 5 Cities Orlando

https://bikewalkcentralflorida.org/bike5cities/

For riders of any age, experience or ability level.
Forum: Southeast
07-08-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By Podagrower

There are parts of the WOT (and almost all of our...

There are parts of the WOT (and almost all of our trails) that I love and I hate. I enjoy riding from Apopka at a leisurely pace and having lunch in Winter Garden on the way back. I'm really...
Forum: Southeast
06-18-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4,824
Views: 421,390
Posted By Podagrower

Yesterday's ride was noteworthy. I made a list...

Yesterday's ride was noteworthy. I made a list of projects to work on when I got laid off due to the Rona shutdown-but apparently I'm essential so I never got laid off and just had a massive project...
Forum: Southeast
06-09-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,152
Posted By Podagrower

I saw the post title and immediately thought of...

I saw the post title and immediately thought of the Lake Apopka trail. If you want to see gators, that is the place to go.
So far, every gator I've seen out there (laying across the trail,...
03-16-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By Podagrower

And in light of the current Covid 19 situation,...

And in light of the current Covid 19 situation, Safari has been cancelled. Wash your hands and be safe.
02-25-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,010
Posted By Podagrower

Yep, you are right, it went up $50. In the...

Yep, you are right, it went up $50. In the interest of over analyzing, I went back and looked at 2019 numbers near this point. 9 of the top 10 Family and Friend teams from 2019 are in the top 10...
02-19-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,835
Posted By Podagrower

Well, at least it rolls. Currently the Condor...

Well, at least it rolls.
Currently the Condor is on my wife's trainer, which makes tweaks a lot easier than doing it on the road. I had planned to reuse the Suntour Cyclone derailleurs but the rear...
02-13-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,010
Posted By Podagrower

Tour de Cure fundraising minimum

Tour de Cure was my first organized cycling event and finding discussion of it here is why I signed up for it. This year, somebody decided that it was time to raise the fundraising minimum by $75.00...
02-10-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,840
Posted By Podagrower

^This is how it was explained by a lawyer to our...

^This is how it was explained by a lawyer to our group. If you don't have uninsured motorist, your health insurance will cover the healthcare portion, but health insurance will not cover lost wages,...
02-07-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By Podagrower

Wowsers. With 2 months to go until the event, it...

Wowsers. With 2 months to go until the event, it feels strange to say but if you are thinking of going, you better sign up soon. This year will be sold out.
02-03-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,835
Posted By Podagrower

Sunday, I didn't take pictures, but I unlaced a...

Sunday, I didn't take pictures, but I unlaced a 32 hole 10 speed 105 hub I had and laced the wheel to the Campy hub I bought. The flange offsets and diameters were so close that spoke length was...
02-03-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,835
Posted By Podagrower

Saturday morning one of our local bike shops held...

Saturday morning one of our local bike shops held their annual garage sale, for $15 you can rent a table and sell your whatever. There are great bargains to be had, and deals to avoid. I figured...
02-03-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,835
Posted By Podagrower

There's plenty of little things left to do, some...

There's plenty of little things left to do, some of the cable housings are too long, cables need to be trimmed, brakes need adjusting. But it's getting closer....
02-03-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,835
Posted By Podagrower

Indecision, the desire to not disapoint, and a...

Indecision, the desire to not disapoint, and a need to be fiscally responsible-all detrimental to building a bike up. I finally pulled the trigger on direction. I wanted (not needed) to go with 10...
Forum: Introductions
02-03-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Podagrower

Rain and a high of 60 on Saturday, I'm not sure...

Rain and a high of 60 on Saturday, I'm not sure it made it to 60 yesterday, and today it will be back to the mid 70's. This isn't weather.
12-31-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By Podagrower

The 40th Florida Bicycle Safari April 18-23, 2020

Registration opens soon for 3 or 6 days of the best cycling, food and friends to be found.
https://www.floridabicyclesafari.com/
Forum: Southeast
12-31-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Podagrower

About 12 hours left until registration opens. ...

About 12 hours left until registration opens. And yes, some people do register at midnight.
12-09-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 67,470
Posted By Podagrower

Incremental improvements, that's what it's all...

Incremental improvements, that's what it's all about right? My first Zwift attempt resulted in the death of my laptop (it was a mercy killing). So I went looking for a way more powerful laptop to...
Forum: Southeast
12-04-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Podagrower

The 40th Florida Bicycle Safari April 18-23, 2020

https://www.floridabicyclesafari.com/

Registration opens January 1 for 3 days or 6 days of amazing cycling, food and friends in North Florida.
Forum: Southeast
11-20-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By Podagrower

https://www.routearrows.com/routearrows/ ...

https://www.routearrows.com/routearrows/

They are getting pretty popular for the rides I do. As long as you sweep/blow off the road and it doesn't rain and they don't get run over too much they...
11-18-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,835
Posted By Podagrower

Build direction chosen, reassembly has begun. I...

Build direction chosen, reassembly has begun. I wanted to keep as many of the parts that were on the bike as I could, but it still has to be something that my wife can and will ride-that means the...
Forum: Southeast
11-18-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By Podagrower

For the first time since 2015, I did not ride. ...

For the first time since 2015, I did not ride. I'm still trying to get rid of the last of a 4 week old cold, and 50 degree riding would have been a bad idea. I worked registration and got to meet a...
11-04-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,237
Posted By Podagrower

Sometimes, you want something different. When...

Sometimes, you want something different. When you figure out the correct baking time, you get potato with enough firmness to not turn into mashed potato in your jersey, but soft enough it's an easy...
11-04-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,237
Posted By Podagrower

Low carb options. Justin's peanut butter...

Low carb options. Justin's peanut butter individuals are good, they have some palm oil, but no added sugar. Beef jerky (but almost has to be home made to prevent sugar). Any kind of nuts.
...
Forum: Southeast
11-01-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By Podagrower

I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a...

I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a 45 mile unofficial grocery run that takes you to rest stop 1, then to the top of Sugarloaf the back way, then to the rest stop in Mascotte before...
Forum: Southeast
10-29-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By Podagrower

About 5,500 of elevation, so about 1/2 of 6 Gap. ...

About 5,500 of elevation, so about 1/2 of 6 Gap. But it will show you that Florida isn't all flat.
10-23-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By Podagrower

And now I know why I struggled so hard on Sunday....

And now I know why I struggled so hard on Sunday. Some MFer gave me a cold. Started with a sore throat Monday afternoon, went home early yesterday and slept about 12 hours. Always a good sign when...
10-21-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By Podagrower

And this year's third century is in the books. I...

And this year's third century is in the books. I made a lot of mistakes yesterday-it was overcast early so I didn't drink, when it did get hot, my hydration was problematic. Helping a (faster)...
Forum: Southeast
10-17-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By Podagrower

The 40th Horrible Hundred Nov 17 Clermont, FL

FORTY YEARS!!! Sugarloaf is repaved (the old pavement was probably older than the ride). The SAGs are off the chain. One month till we roll!
https://horrible-hundred.com/
Forum: Southeast
10-17-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4,824
Views: 421,390
Posted By Podagrower

I had noticed my saddle was a little loose on my...

I had noticed my saddle was a little loose on my Miyata for a couple of rides (you know, the cussing of starting a ride and remembering something needs tweaking). Finally remembered to look at it...
10-07-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By Podagrower

I have a pair of 3X leg warmers from Aerotech. ...

I have a pair of 3X leg warmers from Aerotech. They are actually too big, which is not a common problem for me. I also have their Endura (I think) jacket, and it's plenty toasty.
10-07-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By Podagrower

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