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10-09-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By dmanders

Writing with an update. I saw the surgeon for my...

Writing with an update. I saw the surgeon for my twelve week post-op check in. He told me the hamstring had fully reattached and the residual numbness and sit bone pain would go away with time as I...
10-08-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 709
Posted By base2

Yep. Your resulta are about on par with...

Yep. Your resulta are about on par with expectations. 3-5000 miles for a right shifter is pretty common depending on how often you shift. I've never worn a left (front) shift cable. I'd venture 10k...
09-19-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By cxwrench

I can not stand those things. I use a brush to...

I can not stand those things. I use a brush to put Pedro's degreaser on the chain, wait a few minutes, then remove with a cheap car wash sponge and soapy water. Spray with water, dry, lube.
09-13-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,791
Posted By thehammerdog

you know it in my 30's could hold 170bpm all day...

you know it in my 30's could hold 170bpm all day trained with HR...now 150 i wanna die....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Psimet2001

:lol: I haven't' changed. It's a horrible system...

:lol: I haven't' changed. It's a horrible system if you aren't having problems with flats. If flats find you and it's the worst thing that could ever happen to you then time to think of tubeless.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,603
Posted By PeteHski

You already took away the vintage look with the...

You already took away the vintage look with the wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By eduskator

Just trash it and buy a new one. I don't mess...

Just trash it and buy a new one. I don't mess with safety, especially with the only two things on my bike that touches the ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By chaadster

why do you think your older— what? PD5800...

why do you think your older— what? PD5800 series?— would work with the Assioma Duo-Shi? Favero does not spec compatibility with that model, and it would be a bummer to buy in and then have issues.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I have Vector 2s. They're always worked well for...

I have Vector 2s. They're always worked well for me. My older ones need a torque wrench, the newer ones don't, once they're on they just work. Everybody I've heard of with with Assiomas day they...
08-26-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By Ferguron

First 75 Mile Ride

I am 52 years old.

Just as I was approaching 50 I went to a mandatory health screening for my job…and got a number of bad pieces of information - high blood pressure, most notably. I was scared...
08-25-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Whenever I hear somebody talking about 'modest'...

Whenever I hear somebody talking about 'modest' athletic achievements, I like to compare them to the rest of the world population. For instance, you only swam for 45 minutes, walked for 1.5 mi and...
08-23-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By gobicycling

Teeny, Teeny, Tiny Tris

In my low 80's, one of my challenging activities is teeny, teeny, tiny tris. This is a 45 minute swim, about a 1.5 mile walk (can't run much any more), and a 10 mile ride, all in the same morning....
08-11-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By JohnDThompson

Pedal extenders: ...

Pedal extenders:

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08-11-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By 3alarmer

. ....I have found it difficult to source...

.
....I have found it difficult to source something that will work at the local hardware places.
They are relatively narrow washers with a very large opening. They're not expensive on Amazon, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By PeteHski

I'm not quite sure what that actually means, but...

I'm not quite sure what that actually means, but it doesn't sound like good advice.

The best starting point for your feet in terms of toe-in/out is to sit on the edge of a table/stool and let your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,777
Posted By prj71

Yes. I am currently employed at a manufacturing...

Yes. I am currently employed at a manufacturing facility that provides products to the home building industry. I work in the engineering department. I have been employed at the facility for 29...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There isn't one. At least not for everyone. ...

There isn't one. At least not for everyone. Cycling is an aerobic sport, you use your heart and lungs to make power, the position of your cleats is about comfort and avoiding repetitive stress.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,258
Posted By 10 Wheels

I 10 West Texas. This was Fun. Not Interstate ...

I 10 West Texas. This was Fun. Not Interstate
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08-05-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,301
Posted By tkamd73

To each there own, some people need to work, be...

To each there own, some people need to work, be it for financial or personal well being. My only hard goal for retirement was, to never work again, so far so good.
Tim
07-26-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My understanding is that the bearings are (or...

My understanding is that the bearings are (or were when these first came onto the market) the same. The outside finish and total weight changed with price.

BTW there's a swing back to threaded BB...
07-19-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,123
Posted By OldTryGuy

GREAT photo but that's too late for me. Already...

GREAT photo but that's too late for me. Already got my 100 in, showered and breakfast. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,740
Posted By GhostRider62

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a...

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a set of rims from braking.

My training wheels (Flo 60 carbon) have more than 50,000 miles on them.

How many miles do disc pads last? Maybe a...
07-14-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Crankycrank

I would first try flushing and lubing your...

I would first try flushing and lubing your brake/shifter mechanism. 26k miles is a pretty long run without having re-lubed at some point. You can just spray some WD-40 or other solvent such as...
07-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By trainchaser

Wow, I need heart surgery, wasn't expecting that!

Oh the joys of getting old and then, older. I've been experiencing a bit of chest pain when riding faster or uphill, didn't think much of it at the time. On July 3rd I was on my way to get my 2nd...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,122
Posted By Psimet2001

Ahh.... the wind tunnel.... where every bicycle...

Ahh.... the wind tunnel.... where every bicycle race is conducted.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,956
Posted By mstateglfr

That stuff is still said. And it is largely...

That stuff is still said. And it is largely still correct depending on user. I dont like the look of a disc brake road bike as much as the look of a rim brake road bike. And I would not benefit...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By mstateglfr

The one answer given is what i would have posted....

The one answer given is what i would have posted. I'm guessing it's what others would have posted too.
No point in a bunch of people posting the same comment over and again.

Get some shimano...
06-29-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By squirtdad

this seems to be overkill and chance of goofing...

this seems to be overkill and chance of goofing the BB up. Why not just replace the BB if you are sure that is the issue, it is not like this is a pressfit into the BB bearing
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,262
Posted By shelbyfv

For summer, don't bother with rain gear. You'll...

For summer, don't bother with rain gear. You'll get wet anyway and you'll be lugging around more wet stuff. Different call for cold weather when you need warmth.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By chaadster

The differences can be noticeable, the gains...

The differences can be noticeable, the gains tiny. I wouldn’t worry about losing performance; 23s will keep you on front of the A group if that’s where you ride…or midpack C if that’s where you...
06-22-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By Rolla

I use a BBT-9. The only ones I wouldn't recommend...

I use a BBT-9. The only ones I wouldn't recommend are those that attach to an adjustable wrench or socket, as they tend to "walk" off the splines.
06-18-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,531
Posted By prj71

Garmin Foreunner Series.

Garmin Foreunner Series.
06-16-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,123
Posted By delbiker1

I definitely prefer to get out early and get my...

I definitely prefer to get out early and get my miles in, especially during the beach season here in south coastal Delaware. I can avoid the heat and the intensity of the sun as it builds during the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By hubcyclist

sub 5hr solo century: power/speed

So, I did a solo century on Sunday, my goal was to get under 5hrs, and I managed! 4:56 and to say the stars were aligned would be an understatement! Had a nice day, no stopping at all, no lights.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By MoAlpha

I have a set of 25s, which I put on in early...

I have a set of 25s, which I put on in early March 2020 and which must gone well over 10,000 mi by now. The wear dimples are still just visible on the rear. I've had no punctures, just a couple of...
06-11-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,003
Posted By 70sSanO

There is a bike garage in our area. Almost all...

There is a bike garage in our area. Almost all they do is work on bikes. They do sell a few tools and some consignment. They are situated in an industrial complex and have been there for a number...
06-10-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,954
Posted By Sorg67

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles...

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles on Gravel bike regular seat yesterday. Planning 15 miles on Gravel bike Friday and longer on Sunday. Regular seat on Gravel bike was a bit tender...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,761
Posted By terrymorse

People have different gearing needs when it comes...

People have different gearing needs when it comes to climbs.

Personally, I wouldn’t want to climb 9% grades with a 39/27 combination.

Your easiest change is probably a compact crank set....
05-25-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,690
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, I thought it was "50 thoughts". Ya know,...

Yeah, I thought it was "50 thoughts". Ya know, like "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover."

No tubeless for me - I do not flat that much. Kind of like disc brakes - I do not ride in muddy or wet...
05-24-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Spoken like someone who has never been...

Spoken like someone who has never been responsible for a payroll or rent or insurance or any other overhead that real businesses suffer with. But if your neighbor offers a beer for you to take a look...
05-22-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,690
Posted By terrymorse

So restricting the "benefit" to resistance to...

So restricting the "benefit" to resistance to punctures, which many postings in this thread have touted as the main benefit from tubeless.

The tubeless advantage is (drumroll, please)... Pinch...
05-22-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

An issue is how stable after a truing will a...

An issue is how stable after a truing will a wheel be? Is it better to have those last few mms of straightness come at the expense of really loose spokes or rounded off nipples? I I got a wheel...
05-20-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By 3alarmer

like this

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05-20-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Crankycrank

I've found them to make life much easier than...

I've found them to make life much easier than fiddling around with getting the brakes perfectly centered by mounting bolt only.
05-19-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,690
Posted By wolfchild

Tubeless is pointless to me...There is nothing...

Tubeless is pointless to me...There is nothing wrong with using tubes, why complicate things ??
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,699
Posted By shelbyfv

I rarely give up on a tube because of patches. ...

I rarely give up on a tube because of patches. It's amusing to see how many can accumulate. The tube may eventually fail near or at the valve and get tossed. I don't normally patch while on a ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,699
Posted By caloso

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix....

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix. Just leave it and ride on.
05-01-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had my cancerous prostate removed in 2011, at...

I had my cancerous prostate removed in 2011, at age 53. Mine was the very rare rapid-growing PCa. First sign of trouble was my routine PSA test in late April. My PSA level had doubled from 1.2 to...
05-01-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By cyccommute

It’s likely that you don’t have enough space on...

It’s likely that you don’t have enough space on top of the steer tube between the top of the stem and the top of the steer tube. You need about 3mm of gap there. If the gap is too small, the top cap...
04-27-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By davidad

When I build a wheel I start by setting the...

When I build a wheel I start by setting the nipples at the same depth, then getting the radial runout true. As the tension begins to rise I make minor adjustments to the lateral runout still...
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