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Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By deacon mark

This is not rocket science just get the bike out...

This is not rocket science just get the bike out and set it up. How complicated can it be? The seat sits up off ground and pedals, the seat is suppose to be level. The handlebars you can measure but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By deacon mark

New tire no question they are much cheaper than...

New tire no question they are much cheaper than medical expenses. I don't fool with tires that might be a problem too much going on with them to take chance.
08-21-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,152
Posted By deacon mark

I was going to go to seminary and do 2 years of...

I was going to go to seminary and do 2 years of formation to be a priest as I am a widowed permanent deacon. Well then I got thinking about more and it would sort of take away my freedoms so decided...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By deacon mark

Good Customer Service in LG even in covid

I have a pair of Louis Garneau Course Air Lite cycling shoes. They are very nice and lightweight for sure. They run well over $250 retail I believe. I have had them past 3.5 years and the other day...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By deacon mark

Being a solo rider this is unnerving to watch and...

Being a solo rider this is unnerving to watch and seems like I would never be able to pull it off. However the speeds are not any different than riding solo as such I just would be skittish about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,258
Posted By deacon mark

Riding interstate highways out west?

I don't live in the mountains but love to go there been many years. Do cyclist ride on interstate highways much out west. I know some states allow it an frankly the speed of cars coming up behind me...
08-05-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,301
Posted By deacon mark

Well I retired at 57 3 years ago from my civil...

Well I retired at 57 3 years ago from my civil job. I am still a permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church so I have that but it requires not specific hours and they vary week to week. I do some sub...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,485
Posted By deacon mark

I weight 169 pounds and 6'! or so was closer to...

I weight 169 pounds and 6'! or so was closer to 6'2" but after 60 years you shrink a bit. I think Bob has a legit question and the answer is really gut in the sense of what do folks. want in general....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,333
Posted By deacon mark

Conti GP5000 is the tire of choice for me nothing...

Conti GP5000 is the tire of choice for me nothing can compare. I used the 4000s and the 5000 are even better. I now use 25mm but used 23mm. I ride on the road and avoid bad roads but I easily get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,938
Posted By deacon mark

I have 2 boxes of Shimano 105 and Ultegra chains...

I have 2 boxes of Shimano 105 and Ultegra chains and they look like this I don't see a difference between this as a fake and the real one. I know the ultegra I have is not a fake and as I said I...
06-16-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,123
Posted By deacon mark

Early morning riders any?

I get a lot kidding from cyclist that follow me on strava about riding early in the morning. I am retired and like to get up early usually by 4am. I have some coffee and pray the breviary ( cleric)...
06-15-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By deacon mark

I am not quite 60 but in July Lord willing. I am...

I am not quite 60 but in July Lord willing. I am retired so I ride many miles but I must say COVID got me out more just because nothing else I had to do or could really go. Myself I ride early in the...
06-15-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,531
Posted By deacon mark

I have a Garmin 645 which is a running watch but...

I have a Garmin 645 which is a running watch but works as a tracker for sleep and HR. It also works for your riding but I use a Garmin 935 for my cycling. I like the 645 I would recommend it because...
05-22-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By deacon mark

At some point you cannot true the wheel and it is...

At some point you cannot true the wheel and it is better to simply get a new wheel. I can say though that a rim that is 2-3 mm out of lateral true is out by my definition and 4 is completely...
05-18-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By deacon mark

I have at least 25000 on my Shimano 105 SPD-sl s...

I have at least 25000 on my Shimano 105 SPD-sl s and they spin fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By deacon mark

Update number 2. Another flat today hit a huge...

Update number 2. Another flat today hit a huge pothole trying to avoid but car was passing me had to keep my line. So a pinch flat I get in a hurry. Stopped pulled the Leyzen Road drive out and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By deacon mark

You got a decent pump but different than my...

You got a decent pump but different than my Lezyne and as you say a frame pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By deacon mark

Hey pump update, I got the Lezyne Road Drive in...

Hey pump update, I got the Lezyne Road Drive in mail today and it is a great pump compared to the garbage thing I had. I tried this out on a deflated tire and easy 100 pumps to around 65-70 psi....
05-05-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By deacon mark

I am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars. I can...

I am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars. I can also build wheels but I would put away thoughts of a guitar tuner helping. If you have a wheel at proper tension spoke plucking can tell you if tension...
04-30-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,121
Posted By deacon mark

I won't come close but bought a Royce Union...

I won't come close but bought a Royce Union sometime in the early 1970's I was around 10 years old. Anyone heard of a Royce Union? I remember it was white and I thought it was so cool. My next real...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By deacon mark

If you can build wheels then you can answer the...

If you can build wheels then you can answer the question. It appears you cannot as need to know the ERD, hub specs, and then you could order new spokes and rim to build. Trust me much cheaper to buy...
04-22-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By deacon mark

I can tell you going all Shimano is the best...

I can tell you going all Shimano is the best option. This combination has the best front shifting and rear I don't care what anyone says. Shimano cranks, cassette, chain, and shifters still is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By deacon mark

Frankly your best best is to simply buy a new set...

Frankly your best best is to simply buy a new set of wheels. To wear a rim out generally means you have put a lot miles on the wheels. I can build wheels and rebuild them but in the end the cheapest...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By deacon mark

\ Actually for me that is not all the difficult...

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Actually for me that is not all the difficult either but I assume that can be bike specific. In my case I repair guitars for a living and they are 100 times more difficult to work on that bikes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By deacon mark

I have a piece of tubing I run through the frame...

I have a piece of tubing I run through the frame with the current cable. Then I pull the cable out and the tubing remains and I thread the new cable in the tubing. Then run the housing it is easy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By deacon mark

Clean bike WD-40.

I am sure I not the only one who does this but over the years I have gone from cleaning with water and mild detergent to WD40. I have titanium bike but I also use if for the CF bike. Typically I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,681
Posted By deacon mark

To me your bike really is close to a real road...

To me your bike really is close to a real road bike but you want to spend $1300 in Zips and more. To me that is just money to burn and you could buy a standard set of AL clinchers that would work as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By deacon mark

Well my Shimano 6800 with BSA thread BB has...

Well my Shimano 6800 with BSA thread BB has 22,000 miles and the cranks spin like a top with no chain. I think I might wait to check on them the worst case scenario is I buy a new BB and and put one...
03-19-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By deacon mark

I crashed on the trainer once no joke. I still...

I crashed on the trainer once no joke. I still don't exactly know what was going on but I starting to really push the pedals and the bike came up out of the trainer and I went right over. I think I...
02-22-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,180
Posted By deacon mark

I think I have the background to give a good run...

I think I have the background to give a good run down. I have been a long distance runner now in my 43 year. I am 59 started running at 17 to stay in shape for baseball as a pitcher in college. I got...
02-21-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,954
Posted By deacon mark

I had 3 biopsies over the years starting in 2007....

I had 3 biopsies over the years starting in 2007. PSA was 3.2 but i was only 46. That was negative. Then 8 months later it is 3.8 and another biopsy that was negative. PSA was running around 4.2 or...
02-17-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,954
Posted By deacon mark

I had one and road my bike later in the day about...

I had one and road my bike later in the day about 30 miles. My was negative and hopefully yours is too.
01-12-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,795
Posted By deacon mark

Thanks for the responses I do think the 530 is...

Thanks for the responses I do think the 530 is the puppy.
01-10-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,795
Posted By deacon mark

i use my 910xt it is a triathlon watch records...

i use my 910xt it is a triathlon watch records cycling fine. I am just looking for a totally dedicated cycling Garmin. Frankly what I have is top notch but just to keep two separated.
01-08-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,690
Posted By deacon mark

I had lower bearings go bad on my Ritchey...

I had lower bearings go bad on my Ritchey External Bearing Headset. The bike has about 20000 miles and 3.5 years on it seemed getting bit of water coming up from the front wheels. The headset still...
12-23-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By deacon mark

Agreed and basically you cannot really beat...

Agreed and basically you cannot really beat Shimano Cranks 105 and above for shifting and performance in my opinion. It really is what works and for mortals not pros Shimano Cranks with Shimano...
12-23-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By deacon mark

I would got to Velomine here is the link. I build...

I would got to Velomine here is the link. I build wheels and cannot build wheels cheaper or better than these offerings. I have a set of the 105s with 32 hole Shimano front and rear hubs. Shimano...
12-22-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,988
Posted By deacon mark

Well I do watch the garmin and depending on the...

Well I do watch the garmin and depending on the conditions how to react. I try to always have a eye in my helmet mount review mirror never leave home without one. Now on another level the Deacon does...
12-17-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,818
Posted By deacon mark

I am not a dr but and expert on HBP had it since...

I am not a dr but and expert on HBP had it since I was 14 years old. Been a marathoner and cyclist for 42 years. Has not keep me off BP medications and in fact had to increase mine dosage early in...
11-29-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By deacon mark

I have a Bike Gore jacket that is great. I bought...

I have a Bike Gore jacket that is great. I bought 2 of them years ago not sure what the new models now since this is older but check here and you are money ahead. They are expensive and worth every...
11-27-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,742
Posted By deacon mark

I lost my bride of 33 years to breast cancer 19...

I lost my bride of 33 years to breast cancer 19 months ago. She battled it for 10 years, you are comparing apples to oranges. Diagnosing things on the internet is stupid. Real problems need real...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,688
Posted By deacon mark

Being a lifelong runner who now rides more due to...

Being a lifelong runner who now rides more due to age (59) and runner's dystonia, I frankly think you should keep running. You have great numbers but probably not going to be a professional track...
11-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 120,797
Posted By deacon mark

I repair guitars for a living and will do bike...

I repair guitars for a living and will do bike repairs for those who know I am a cyclist and can fix bikes. I have a minimum fee to do anything in either case. I have to make a living and if you want...
10-27-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,328
Posted By deacon mark

I get 8000 miles probably 10000 but have out new...

I get 8000 miles probably 10000 but have out new one on at around 8K.
10-24-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By deacon mark

Without question Wipperman Connex by far the best...

Without question Wipperman Connex by far the best and easiest. I use one for 2 chains then buy a new one. More money but way more time saved using.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,892
Posted By deacon mark

Don't ride in ice. I took spill on it turning on...

Don't ride in ice. I took spill on it turning on some black ice cost me 3 stainless steel screws in my left hip. Thank goodness it was not displaced and went back at running in 16 weeks but no ice...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,066
Posted By deacon mark

My Habanero is about 19 pounds with pedals no big...

My Habanero is about 19 pounds with pedals no big deal. It rides better than 15 pound wonders even up a a huge climb because I can descend and make up the difference. It is a 58 in frame.
10-16-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,576
Posted By deacon mark

My 31 year old son got it way back in April. I...

My 31 year old son got it way back in April. I did not even know till he was over it. He said he ran a fever first time in 15 years for maybe two days. Could not smell a thing or taste. He pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 872,523
Posted By deacon mark

Habareno does for sure.

Habareno does for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,790
Posted By deacon mark

Great post Rob. I repair guitars for a living and...

Great post Rob. I repair guitars for a living and it requires very specialized tools. A person could conceivably what few videos and possibly figure out how to do a fret dressing. The issue is you...
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