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01-10-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By delbiker1

Regular cork bar tape is still a go to for many,...

Regular cork bar tape is still a go to for many, Cinelli is one. There is now a gel cork tape, also Cinelli, have not tried but will. It has good reviews. Unfortunately for me, my favorite tape is no...
01-09-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By delbiker1

Just search youtube for flushing brake/shifters...

Just search youtube for flushing brake/shifters levers. Same for google
01-09-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 649
Posted By delbiker1

The past few years I have been spending a lot of...

The past few years I have been spending a lot of dollars on all kinds of bike related stuff. I started working on my bikes, so, I purchased quite a few tools. My number of bikes went up to 8. I got a...
01-09-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By delbiker1

I believe I just was not focused on what I was...

I believe I just was not focused on what I was doing and got the lock ring started crooked. Once it got hung up, I forced it a bit, then backed it off and saw the metal shavings and the messed up...
01-09-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 59,666
Views: 8,860,137
Posted By delbiker1

Spaghetti Legs, I saw the posting for the Road...

Spaghetti Legs, I saw the posting for the Road Logic yesterday. What a nice looking frame set. I no longer have a blue bike, though blue is my favorite color, and would seriously consider this one if...
01-09-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By delbiker1

Fixing free hub

I somehow managed to strip the threads on a Shimano compatible, Campagnolo free hub, I had ordered a replacement, they are not cheap, but it was lost in the shipping process. Before re-ordering, I...
01-08-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,987
Posted By delbiker1

jamesdak, I have been enjoying following your...

jamesdak, I have been enjoying following your Stella thread, interesting and informative. I have been going back and forth in my head on getting another project, but I am going to stick with working...
01-07-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By delbiker1

If I had been trying to get updated with the...

If I had been trying to get updated with the latest news and missed my bike ride, then I would have missed something important to me. I have not had TV reception since I bought and moved into my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By delbiker1

I have had a couple of issues with Fedex. Right...

I have had a couple of issues with Fedex. Right now I am waiting on a Shimano comp. Campy freehub for Zonda wheels. I have had my Fedex tracking number for over 3 weeks, but I cannot get any more...
01-04-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,633
Posted By delbiker1

I have 8 bikes, a 3 bedroom home with large,...

I have 8 bikes, a 3 bedroom home with large, enclosed front and back porches, 3 work stands and no wife. My bikes and I win.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,563
Posted By delbiker1

I use both spd and spd-sl. I do feel like the...

I use both spd and spd-sl. I do feel like the spd-sl are a bit harder to disengage, but not bad. I find both types have their advantages over the other. My biggest drawback on the spd-sl is the lack...
01-02-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,987
Posted By delbiker1

jamesdak The Stella is looking good. The crankset...

jamesdak The Stella is looking good. The crankset and new rings look like they were made for each other, very nice!
01-01-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,271
Posted By delbiker1

I guess my cycling goals for 2021 are a bit...

I guess my cycling goals for 2021 are a bit varied. I want to use my bikes more for errands, shopping and commuting type trips. I am not setting any mileage or time in saddle goals this year. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 812,342
Posted By delbiker1

Het Volk That is a fine looking Lemond. I love...

Het Volk
That is a fine looking Lemond. I love the decals. I have 2 Lemond 853 and an Airborne ti, but a titanium Lemond in my size, 53/54 cm, is a bike I would seriously consider purchasing.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 17,647
Posted By delbiker1

20 mile ride this morning for 8000 miles in 2020,...

20 mile ride this morning for 8000 miles in 2020, all outdoors and not more than 100 miles off road/mup.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,086
Posted By delbiker1

Last 2020 post

This morning I got in a 20 mile ride to give me 8000 for 2020, not quite a 22 mile per day average. My previous yearly high was 6000 in 2017.
12-31-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,888
Posted By delbiker1

Got in 20 miles this morning to hit the 8000...

Got in 20 miles this morning to hit the 8000 mark, 2,000 more than previous high 0ne year total.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 187,786
Posted By delbiker1

Eric, I remember your post looking for...

Eric, I remember your post looking for suggestions on rebuilding this bike. You did a wonderful job. Ride and enjoy it, think of your Dad and be grateful.
12-28-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By delbiker1

@AJI25, I would go with the tall stack stem and a...

@AJI25, I would go with the tall stack stem and a spacer. I have one of those and they are really nice stems with a clean look. Once it is mounted, no one can even tell the spacer is there.
12-27-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,888
Posted By delbiker1

Did a 40 mile ride today, now 150 miles short of...

Did a 40 mile ride today, now 150 miles short of 8000 for 2020. My previous high mile total was 6000 in 2017. I just looked at the extended forecast and it is looking pretty good for the last 4 days...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,086
Posted By delbiker1

update

I got in a 40 mile ride today and am now 150 miles from 8000 for 2020. I lost 5 days this past week due to a medical procedure, on my face, that kept me inside for that time. I knew I would have a...
12-25-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 229,309
Posted By delbiker1

Squeaks has a hard life. ...

Squeaks has a hard life.
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12-20-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,108
Posted By delbiker1

I am with seedsbelize and Vittoria Open Paves,...

I am with seedsbelize and Vittoria Open Paves, 27mm. I have them on my Soma Smoothie, Campy Zonda with Vittoria latex tubes. I am going to try the Open Corsa at some point.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By delbiker1

Rolf Prima Vigor ES wheelset

I am asking for experience and opinions for the titled wheel set. I have seen really good reviews but also a couple stating issues with durability. I like the bigger width of the rims and the looks...
12-16-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,121
Posted By delbiker1

For the last 8 years I have been averaging just...

For the last 8 years I have been averaging just over 5000 miles per year, so about 100 miles a week. Right now for 2020, close to 154 miles per week and will hit 8000 miles.
12-16-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By delbiker1

Much more seasonal yesterday and today in south...

Much more seasonal yesterday and today in south coastal Delaware, mid 30s to start and low 40s at end with 12 to 15 mph wind both days. I now have 400 miles in December and 280 to reach 8000 for...
12-15-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By delbiker1

If you want light, you purchased the wrong bike....

If you want light, you purchased the wrong bike. Carbon components will not make enough difference for the money spent. Just my opinion.
12-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By delbiker1

I have various Vuelta chainrings in different BCD...

I have various Vuelta chainrings in different BCD and tooth count. They are aluminum, work well, and appear to be durable. I believe it is the SE Plus rings that have ramps and pins. I have a couple...
12-14-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By delbiker1

I have a set of Zonda wheels that was damaged by...

I have a set of Zonda wheels that was damaged by a sheet metal screw on my second ride on them, not nearly as bad as yours. Mine had a single small hole with some scraping around the hole. It did...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,086
Posted By delbiker1

2020 YTD update

Today is my fourth in a row with a 50 mile ride. I now sit at 7660 miles YTD. I have had 4 days off the bike already this month, now on a bit of a push to get to the 8000 mark. 18 days left in...
12-13-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,832
Posted By delbiker1

I am not a fan of indoor pedaling. However,...

I am not a fan of indoor pedaling. However, during the winter of 2016-17, I was doing intervals 3 times a week for a few months. The intervals definitely improve ones strength and aerobic threshold....
12-12-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,462
Posted By delbiker1

Hitting 50 miles for the third day in a row.

Hitting 50 miles for the third day in a row.
12-11-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By delbiker1

Personally, in the trash they go.

Personally, in the trash they go.
Forum: Commuting
12-07-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 217,483
Posted By delbiker1

In the past 2 months I have found 2 phones and 2...

In the past 2 months I have found 2 phones and 2 wallets. One phone was an Iphone 6 and one was an android but I do not remember the brand. One wallet I found just yesterday. The Iphone I still have...
12-06-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 147,705
Posted By delbiker1

Got in a chilly, windy, slow 30 miles. Left the...

Got in a chilly, windy, slow 30 miles. Left the house about 9:45 and back home a couple minutes before noon. Temp when I left was 38F with NW wind at around 8 mph, 42 with 15 mph wind upon return...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By delbiker1

I hit my 20 20 goal of 7320 miles on Nov.29th. So...

I hit my 20 20 goal of 7320 miles on Nov.29th. So far in the month of December, I have had 2 days off the bikes and 3 days riding with a total of 80 miles. I am now 600 short of 8000. While it would...
12-06-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 936
Posted By delbiker1

Great example of someone problem solving,...

Great example of someone problem solving, wondering why it took so long to find the solution, realizing it is most likely not a novel idea, and then posting it anyway because it just may help someone...
12-05-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 915
Posted By delbiker1

Here south coastal Delaware, for me, it is...

Here south coastal Delaware, for me, it is definitely the heat. This area gets a lot more extreme heat/humidity than extreme cold. Of course, the caveat to the cold is wind velocity, and to some...
12-05-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By delbiker1

That picture was the highlight for me.

That picture was the highlight for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,086
Posted By delbiker1

Goal achieved

As of this afternoon, I have now exceeded my 2020 goal of averaging 20 miles for everyday of 2020. This past weekend, I rode 40 on Fri, 50 an Sat., and 40 on Sunday to sit right on 7320 YTD. I did a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,086
Posted By delbiker1

2020 update

I got in a 30 mile ride this afternoon, which leaves me 50 miles short of my 2020 goal of 7320 miles, I have been taking a couple more days off than I usually do. I still have a chance to hit 8000,...
11-28-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,022
Posted By delbiker1

@ SurferRosa, This post/picture really made me...

@ SurferRosa, This post/picture really made me chuckle. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is a favorite of mine, movie and book. There could not have been a better actor than Jack Nicholson to play...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By delbiker1

http://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemo...

http://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemond/2004specmanualLemond.pdf

Look at the Zurich geometry in the manual from the above link. Lemonds generally have a longer top tube and the fit is...
11-17-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By delbiker1

For me, not that I need it, but, just another...

For me, not that I need it, but, just another reason not to go that route.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By delbiker1

I can tell you that the 105 7000 groupset is...

I can tell you that the 105 7000 groupset is really good! I looked into the Ultegra also, but, after reading numerous reviews, decided on the 7000. GNC did a comprehensive review, on youtube, on...
11-15-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,817
Posted By delbiker1

I did a casual, slow paced 20 miles today. Y'day...

I did a casual, slow paced 20 miles today. Y'day I got in 40 to top the 7000 mile YTD, now at 7040. Less than 300 to get to mile goal of 7320 for 2020. That will give me an avg. of 20 miles for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,086
Posted By delbiker1

O Ogsarg, keep on feeling good about the...

O

Ogsarg, keep on feeling good about the 5000 miles. I still work but more part-time. I drive a school bus and that only uses 4-5 hours a day during a normal school year. I do take off all...
11-14-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By delbiker1

I have tried to get decals that were the same as...

I have tried to get decals that were the same as original for a couple of bikes. I did get a matching set of Ochsner decals from Velocals, but could not find exact match for a Lemond Tourmalet. Some...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,086
Posted By delbiker1

2020 ytd

I got in a 40 mile ride today. That put me over the 7000 mark YTD (7020). The most I had done before was 6000 in 2017. This is also the 6th year, maybe 7, in a row of surpassing 4000 miles, after...
11-14-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By delbiker1

Looking good jamesdak ! I think the lowest I got...

Looking good jamesdak ! I think the lowest I got my blue one was a few ounces under 22 lbs. I really hope you get a get a chance to get out on it soon. I think you will be pleased.
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