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05-28-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By Thomas15

Nice ride ZIPP

Nice ride ZIPP
05-27-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,884
Posted By Thomas15

Sad but true.

Sad but true.
05-27-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,884
Posted By Thomas15

It's not magnetic.

It's not magnetic.
05-27-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,884
Posted By Thomas15

At $180.00 (on sale) this tool cart is a great...

At $180.00 (on sale) this tool cart is a great buy and really like mine. I ditched the drawer liners that come with it and used the Harbor Freight liner, I think it took 3 rolls to line all of the...
05-27-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 689
Posted By Thomas15

I used Shimano SPDs to transition from toe clips....

I used Shimano SPDs to transition from toe clips. I was having a hard time unclipping. I have 4 different SPD pedals. Noticed that at about the mid way point on the tension adjustment screw, some of...
05-27-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 811
Posted By Thomas15

52 years ago, when I was a wee lad of 10, I knew...

52 years ago, when I was a wee lad of 10, I knew how to remove bike wheels and fix flats properly. If something on my bike broke or was out of adjustment, I fixed it.

Take from this statement...
05-26-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Thomas15

Congratulations...great effort! I have a set...

Congratulations...great effort!

I have a set a date to do my first real (I've already completed a virtual) century ride July 3rd.
05-25-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,138
Posted By Thomas15

I just turned 62. I started back riding a little...

I just turned 62. I started back riding a little over a year ago after 25 years off. My entire focus last spring and summer was to train for a particular metric century over a fairly flat course. I...
05-25-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Thomas15

I acknowledge that the MUPs are there for...

I acknowledge that the MUPs are there for everyone to enjoy.

Having said that my local MUP is one of the larger ones and we are about 100 west of NYC. So we get 'em in droves. There are bicycle...
05-22-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By Thomas15

I think Mista Sparkle has summed it up well. I...

I think Mista Sparkle has summed it up well. I live in an area where we have it all, everything from flat as a pancake rail trails to rural roads with hills to highly technical single track.

I'm...
05-21-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By Thomas15

Hi JT A year ago I was saying that I had not...

Hi JT
A year ago I was saying that I had not been on a bike in 25 years either. Today I'm riding 100-150 miles per week. And I'm not yet retired.
05-19-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,217
Posted By Thomas15

I procured my mountain bike in 2004. At the time...

I procured my mountain bike in 2004. At the time 26" was the thing and disk brakes were an extra expense. So I have 26" wheels and V brakes.

I rode the bike probably a total of 300 miles from 2004...
05-18-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,097
Posted By Thomas15

I just turned 62 and depending on your definition...

I just turned 62 and depending on your definition of riding, I've been back in the saddle for a year or so after 25 years off. I have Friday's off so that is the day I have set aside for a big bike...
05-18-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,484
Posted By Thomas15

Technically I started back riding in September...

Technically I started back riding in September 2018. Actually broke my self imposed 25 year bicycle exile at that time but during the fall of 2018 I probably rode about 250 miles total then put the...
05-18-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By Thomas15

I started off with a watch (Samsung Gear 2)....

I started off with a watch (Samsung Gear 2). Found it to be more trouble than it's worth. Next moved to inexpensive cadence and Heart Rate monitors using apps such as the Wahoo app on my i-phone....
05-18-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By Thomas15

May I congratulate you OP for your willingness to...

May I congratulate you OP for your willingness to learn bike care and repair. Having at least the knowledge of how things work is a good thing. Most bike repairs can be performed with the tools you...
05-18-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Thomas15

I have a 16 year old Trek 4500. The only thing I...

I have a 16 year old Trek 4500. The only thing I have replaced is the seat and I put clipless pedals on it. I run with 2" wide street tires. I have new shift cables to put on, will do that in a week...
05-17-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 653
Posted By Thomas15

If you can afford to spend about $600 then it...

If you can afford to spend about $600 then it would be worth it to visit a local bike shop or two or three. I like Trek and Cannondale but there are others that are good, Giant is another one. Talk...
05-17-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 653
Posted By Thomas15

doaswald suggests a hybred. His is a well...

doaswald suggests a hybred. His is a well reasoned response. Most hybreds are actually sold as mountain bikes. What you get is a small frame with somewhat low gearing. Probably a good idea given your...
05-17-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 306
Posted By Thomas15

I have the Kinetic Road Machine that the OP has...

I have the Kinetic Road Machine that the OP has on one of the ebay links. The ebay ad doesn't mention if it comes with the InRide sensor. This costs about $40 if you purchase it extra.

My Kinetic...
05-13-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
Posted By Thomas15

Would it be possible to use a small 3-jaw puller...

Would it be possible to use a small 3-jaw puller to remove crank arms if you strip the threads intended for a crank puller?
05-13-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By Thomas15

Not all Truvative cranks are self-extracting but...

Not all Truvative cranks are self-extracting but most are . Mine is not (10+ year old Tourno). I think yours is though. You will know when you remove the hex bolt. Also my bb is not something that is...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-12-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,501
Posted By Thomas15

Last week I did my Birthday ride, 62 miles for 62...

Last week I did my Birthday ride, 62 miles for 62 years. Started same place Weissport but went to Middleburg Rd which is about 2 miles north of White Haven then back. I had the trail all to myself...
05-11-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By Thomas15

I doing exactly the same thing happy with my...

I doing exactly the same thing happy with my frame mounted HPX on my Mid 80s Asian steel bike. I hardly know the pump is there when riding.
05-11-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,944
Posted By Thomas15

I just joined Club 62 last week. I'm extremely...

I just joined Club 62 last week. I'm extremely blessed to be in great shape, my kids can't keep up with me even. Took the day off from work and did a metric century on a hybred bike on a Rail Trail. ...
05-11-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Thomas15

As far as fixing things up goes, I purchased a...

As far as fixing things up goes, I purchased a tool cart to house my bike specific tools and have filled in some of the tool gaps I have. I also purchased some consumables in bulk such as cable...
05-11-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,352
Posted By Thomas15

You should check the derailleur hanger for bent...

You should check the derailleur hanger for bent while you are at it.

Don't have to tool to do this? $80.00
05-11-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By Thomas15

Just as a side note, I have a mish mash of...

Just as a side note, I have a mish mash of cadence sensors and speed sensors and HRMs on some of my bikes. Using the Wahoo app on an i-Phone almost always find that one of the inexpensive sensors...
05-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Thomas15

Thank you all for taking the time to respond. I...

Thank you all for taking the time to respond. I have my Garmin configured for 2 bikes now and it's working perfect.
05-09-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Thomas15

OK thank you. I thought it would be something...

OK thank you. I thought it would be something along the line of the Profile but the Garmin manual is for no real good reason too complicated.
05-09-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Thomas15

Garmin Edge 530 multiple bikes

Is it possible to use one Garmin Edge 530 and configure it to two bikes?

Sorry if this is a question that has been asked before. I tried search.
05-06-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By Thomas15

Congratulations Ogsarg. I just turned 62 been...

Congratulations Ogsarg. I just turned 62 been riding seriously roughly a year now. I had been registered for a very easy century, I registered last November, it was to be held two weeks ago but was...
05-06-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By Thomas15

I'm trying to put together a gravel bike. Bogged...

I'm trying to put together a gravel bike. Bogged down in two areas, the first is getting the brakes installed, this is just me being lazy. The more difficult task is converting friction shifters to...
05-04-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,761
Posted By Thomas15

Getting in shape is more useful to the bicyclist...

Getting in shape is more useful to the bicyclist than having a nice bike.
05-01-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,346
Posted By Thomas15

I have seen several R600's from that era on CL in...

I have seen several R600's from that era on CL in the past month. I didn't record the price but no where near a grand. I wasn't too interested because they were too big for me.
04-29-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 501
Posted By Thomas15

I just wanted to add a little to this discussion....

I just wanted to add a little to this discussion.

The 1985-86 Light Action short cage rear der will work with index shifting. This der was designed as an early SIS. I have one and with SIS...
04-29-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,233
Posted By Thomas15

Yes, Consumer items are one thing. The US...

Yes, Consumer items are one thing. The US military and aerospace industries are still as you point out imperial SAE and there are no efforts being made to change that.


So for example, Boeing...
04-28-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Thomas15

Start here and click around.... ...

Start here and click around....
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheels.html
04-27-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By Thomas15

As the previous poster implied... ...

As the previous poster implied...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkZxPIZ1ngY
04-21-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Thomas15

Personally I don't want to recommend anything or...

Personally I don't want to recommend anything or anyone. But a visit to a local bike shop or two is a good idea. If for no other reason you can find out about good places to ride locally and if there...
04-21-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,556
Posted By Thomas15

Question regarding the comment about having the...

Question regarding the comment about having the wheel trued. I'm not sure I understand what having the wheel trued a year ago has to do with you riding the bike with broken spokes now. Truing wheels...
04-19-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,346
Posted By Thomas15

RJ the Bike Guy on youtube has a quad-zillion...

RJ the Bike Guy on youtube has a quad-zillion vids on fixing bikes including one on brifters like the ones you have. The 105 set is good I would clean/lube/adjust and live happy. As others have said...
04-19-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,216
Posted By Thomas15

My oldest sister taught me how to ride a bike in...

My oldest sister taught me how to ride a bike in just a few hours one afternoon. I remember really wanting to ride a bike. I think I was 6 but no older than 7. We had a old JC Higgins from Sears that...
04-18-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 438
Posted By Thomas15

Kickstands. My wife swears by them. I swear at...

Kickstands. My wife swears by them. I swear at them.

Lay the bike on the ground, at that point it isn't going anywhere.
04-15-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,955
Posted By Thomas15

I have long suspected but never really fully...

I have long suspected but never really fully understood why the used bicycle market is so competitive. But now my understanding is complete and it all makes sense now.
04-15-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,767
Posted By Thomas15

Get a few more quotes from other bike shops. But...

Get a few more quotes from other bike shops. But still, my opinion is if you are unable or unwilling to do the work yourself then you are probably better off getting something new. When I say new I...
04-09-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,011
Posted By Thomas15

I would not call myself a true gamer. However I...

I would not call myself a true gamer. However I don't mind the structure and format of Zwift. I personally find riding an indoor exercise maximus boring. This week I have started a slow transition to...
04-07-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,011
Posted By Thomas15

I started doing routes that I hadn't completed in...

I started doing routes that I hadn't completed in late December to get the bonus XPs that are available the first time you do a route. Early in January there was a blog on Zwift Insider that was...
04-06-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,011
Posted By Thomas15

I do one or two races on Zwift a week. For actual...

I do one or two races on Zwift a week. For actual races, if the racer wants their score to be recorded as part of the official results, they have to be registered on Zwift Power. Most races require...
04-06-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,011
Posted By Thomas15

I was dreading it myself. It was the last of the...

I was dreading it myself. It was the last of the 67 route badges available in free ride that I had not completed. Now I have all of the badges! I also earned the masochist badge this week, that is...
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