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09-08-13, 08:44 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

DITTO from yesterday + some, this morning; went...

DITTO from yesterday + some, this morning; went 18.5 miles at 14.1mph avg. spd. 69* at the start with 1mph wind. Watched the sunrise about 5 miles out. :thumb:
09-07-13, 07:55 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

another 16-mile sunrise ride / 3mph wind 71*. :)

another 16-mile sunrise ride / 3mph wind 71*. :)
09-05-13, 06:39 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

12.5 today with light winds and 95* ;)

12.5 today with light winds and 95* ;)
09-02-13, 08:11 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

ditto from yesterday. 16 miles but did it a...

ditto from yesterday. 16 miles but did it a minute faster for another personal best of 14.9mph avg. speed.
09-01-13, 07:46 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

whoo-hoo best avg. spd YTD for my normal 16-mile...

whoo-hoo best avg. spd YTD for my normal 16-mile route that includes 1426 vertical feet. 14.6mph. I know that's not a great feat for many of you, but for this old fat guy, it's pretty good. :)
08-31-13, 04:46 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

yes . . . . . . didn't make my usual sunrise...

yes . . . . . . didn't make my usual sunrise start as the past few weeks though. There was just serious lack of motivation today. I finally did get pedaling about 8:00 and rode a more leisurely...
08-25-13, 08:37 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

Chalked up another 16 mile sunrise ride this...

Chalked up another 16 mile sunrise ride this morning. :)
08-24-13, 10:32 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

16 miles starting before sunrise. The view from 4...

16 miles starting before sunrise. The view from 4 miles out at 7:15; makes the early morning effort all worthwhile. :thumb:
08-23-13, 08:08 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

came home with a semi-good attitude about riding,...

came home with a semi-good attitude about riding, but the longer I sat at the computer, the worse my attitude got. I finally said "the heck with it" and put my gear on. The mental attitude carried...
08-19-13, 04:40 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

2 a days

starting 2-a-day workouts for high school football season.
08-18-13, 05:16 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

another sunrise ride for 22 miles, 14mph avg.

another sunrise ride for 22 miles, 14mph avg.
08-17-13, 08:36 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

pedals turning at 6:45AM & knocked off 20 miles...

pedals turning at 6:45AM & knocked off 20 miles before breakfast. :thumb:
08-15-13, 05:32 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

I have to agree with others who have said "once...

I have to agree with others who have said "once you've tried clipless, you'll never switch back." Now, I know that may not be 100% true for everyone but my experience was that I was pretty hard-core...
08-11-13, 09:30 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

yeppers, knocked off a meager 16 miles at sunrise...

yeppers, knocked off a meager 16 miles at sunrise today. Just wanting to share a couple of views from the saddle along the way.
08-06-13, 04:38 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

I think you need to split up the first choice. ...

I think you need to split up the first choice. In my world recreational and fitness riding are entirely different activities. When I ride with my wife and/or friends of ours around town that is...
08-03-13, 03:16 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

I re-geared my Felt F80 a couple of times before...

I re-geared my Felt F80 a couple of times before I got what I think is just right for me. (60 yrs old, 5'4" 190 lbs & losing) The original gearing was a triple front at 52-42-30 and 12-25 9spd rear...
08-01-13, 10:01 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

always. I live in an area where the roads are...

always. I live in an area where the roads are horribly maintained making the trip to start a pleasant smooth road ride much less enjoyable. I also have to contend with several loose dogs between my...
07-29-13, 06:51 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

too bad, less balance simply means it's time for...

too bad, less balance simply means it's time for a sidecar rig.
07-29-13, 05:39 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

a friend of mine who is an aircraft mechanic had...

a friend of mine who is an aircraft mechanic had me mix up a 50-50 solution of acetone and automatic transmission fluid for loosening difficult nuts & bolts. The acetone wicks it's way into small...
07-28-13, 05:19 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

yeah, I know what gear count is and what creates...

yeah, I know what gear count is and what creates it. My main point in quoting you was that I never mentioned gear count in referring to my friend's bike, nor is it relevant to raising handlebars. ...
07-28-13, 04:51 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

Thanks for the link to the transformation...

Thanks for the link to the transformation OldRoadman. I forwarded those to my friend along with your testimony. Hopefully I won't lose him 100% to the golf course. He and I play at least once a...
07-28-13, 03:16 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

I'm not sure where you got the "Gear count is:"...

I'm not sure where you got the "Gear count is:" but in post #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) I stated, ". . .his road bike "(Specialized 27spd)" then in post #6...
07-28-13, 07:14 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

I'm pretty sure it's a threadless fork as the...

I'm pretty sure it's a threadless fork as the bike is about a 2005 model. He is one of those really stubborn types that is hard to convince to try anything new. I'm going to have to be very careful...
07-28-13, 06:49 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

May B-day (59 now) 5'4" 190lbs. What I consider...

May B-day (59 now) 5'4" 190lbs. What I consider my normal ride is 16 mile round trip that is mostly hills. We have lots of wind here so my avg. speed varies a lot depending on wind direction & speed....
07-28-13, 06:27 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

I suggested that a couple of times, and he is...

I suggested that a couple of times, and he is pretty old-school on riding a conventional bike. He is the type of guy that doesn't like to be pressured away from his comfort zone. I am just hitting...
07-28-13, 06:09 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

raising headset/handlebars??

I have a friend who has given up riding due to neck pain & stiffness. He is in his mid 50s and had neck surgery several years ago that allowed him to ride again for a while. He says the neck pain...
02-24-13, 09:36 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

that pretty much sums it up; once I get on level...

that pretty much sums it up; once I get on level ground, pedaling fast in high gears is no problem; doesn't last long though because there is always another hill. I never get to ride more than about...
02-24-13, 11:25 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

I haven't taken time to read all of the responses...

I haven't taken time to read all of the responses here so sorry if this a repeat. Here is what I did with my Felt F-80 to accomodate my old (59) weak knees and legs for tackling all of the hills and...
02-17-13, 09:45 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

re-gear it?

greetings from Texas. I too, started riding again (in 2010) after a lengthy hiatus. At first I just jumped back on my old Trek 730 21spd hybrid. I rode a few times with a friend who has a...
04-15-12, 07:39 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

"Endorphins? Or am I just weird? Or..... " ...

"Endorphins? Or am I just weird? Or..... "

Endorphins literally translated means the morphine within. They are reeased during exercise. So no, you are not weird; just hooked on your...
04-09-12, 12:29 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

I managed to sneak in a quick 18 this morning...

I managed to sneak in a quick 18 this morning after the holiday festivities shut me down since Friday.
04-08-12, 09:14 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

"inexpensive" you say?

I've been using these 244418244419244420 since 1999 or so. I've had to make my own post to mount them on the larger diameter bars of the Felt but they work great. As you can see in the pictures...
Forum: Introductions
03-03-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By cruisintx

Welcome to BF; and thank you for putting your...

Welcome to BF; and thank you for putting your location in your introduction title. That makes it musch easier to decide who to respond to. Not that I am a recluse or anything, but with this being...
02-29-12, 08:12 PM
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Views: 2,344
Posted By cruisintx

I had similar issues a little more than a year...

I had similar issues a little more than a year ago. Here is a link to a thread I started a year ago Janauary and ended up with a solution I am very happy with;...
02-25-12, 07:33 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

That pretty much sums it up.

That pretty much sums it up.
Forum: Introductions
02-24-12, 08:40 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

ah, love those R100RS models. I think they may be...

ah, love those R100RS models. I think they may be the classiest of the airheads. As you can see in my sig lines, I have two oilheads and the R80S. While the oilheads out perform the R80 in every way,...
02-18-12, 10:43 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

That right there, is why I chose a rear cassette...

That right there, is why I chose a rear cassette that is spaced out by twos when I modified my gearing on the road bike last year. I started with 52-42-30 and a 12-25 rear that was not space the way...
02-18-12, 10:10 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

My point exactly. :thumb:

My point exactly. :thumb:
02-18-12, 10:07 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

OH! on that thought; I have another bro near...

OH! on that thought; I have another bro near Austin who is pretty knowledgeable about the flora of the area, ( he works on a golf course). He says from the looks of the sprouting right now, it is...
02-18-12, 09:59 AM
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Views: 862
Posted By cruisintx

I'm visiting with one of my bro's in Big Spring...

I'm visiting with one of my bro's in Big Spring on IM right now. He says BS only got 4" in 2011.
02-18-12, 09:23 AM
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Posted By cruisintx

(Just for reference & comparison of needs, I am...

(Just for reference & comparison of needs, I am 5'4" 57-yrs old and at least 30lbs overweight.)

I scanned but did not thoroughly read every comment. I failed to see any mention of aero-bars. I...
02-18-12, 08:22 AM
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Views: 862
Posted By cruisintx

you can send it our way; we had the driest year...

you can send it our way; we had the driest year on record last year; just 7" of presipitation recorded and part of that came from the 19.3" of snow.
02-16-12, 07:41 PM
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Posted By cruisintx

maybe once the first mortgage on the bike is paid...

maybe once the first mortgage on the bike is paid off.
02-16-12, 06:17 PM
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Views: 1,463
Posted By cruisintx

No; but I have painted entire home-made fishing...

No; but I have painted entire home-made fishing lures with it. The best part is the look on the face of a young teenage female cashier at Wal Mart when I ask them if they think the dark green is...
02-16-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By cruisintx

Keep in mind, long term durability and/or...

Keep in mind, long term durability and/or replacement parts are not a high priority here; I'm just using this odd-ball project to learn more about working on bikes. This build might only see a...
02-16-12, 11:56 AM
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Views: 683
Posted By cruisintx

The Felt is a 2005 year model 27-spd F80. (of...

The Felt is a 2005 year model 27-spd F80. (of course I'm not changing the Felt--just using it for reference) The 120.6mm of the Raleigh leads me to think a 7spd cassette may be possible with very...
02-16-12, 10:35 AM
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Views: 683
Posted By cruisintx

I just measured the rear dropout spreads; the...

I just measured the rear dropout spreads; the Raleigh with 5spd RC is 120.6mm and the Felt F80 with 9spd RC is 127mm. That said, we are are only talking about slightly over 1/8" per side. Is it that...
02-16-12, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By cruisintx

Alrighty: great start then. I'll probably keep a...

Alrighty: great start then. I'll probably keep a compilation of notes so once sufficient and appropriate parts are gathered I will have some direction.

The note about width of rear dropout...
Forum: Introductions
02-16-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By cruisintx

Greetings from Fritch, Tx. Your location caught...

Greetings from Fritch, Tx. Your location caught my eye as I have two close friends in your area. One is gentleman I used to work with who is now with DOE/NNSA in Phoenix. He just completed a...
02-16-12, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By cruisintx

Thinking outside the box

Greetings from the far side. I have been gradually learning about bicycle maintenance for the past couple of years by asking questions here, reading Sheldon Brown's web pages and hanging out in a...
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