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05-24-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 711
Posted By Fredo76

I don't know, but after we moved to Tucson,...

I don't know, but after we moved to Tucson, raking the gravel and sweeping the sidewalks were added. He wouldn't spring for plastic under the gravel. Now I weed my street for goatheads...
05-24-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 711
Posted By Fredo76

My father paid my brother and I a penny for every...

My father paid my brother and I a penny for every ten dandelions we picked, once. We made a couple bucks. That's a lot of dandelions!
05-22-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,981
Posted By Fredo76

My old racing bike, classically geezer-ized.

Here's the build I've been riding around lately. I tried to keep a classic look, but still accommodate my aging bod. It works pretty well for me.
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05-17-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,086
Posted By Fredo76

Thank you for posting that. Avandia may have...

Thank you for posting that.

Avandia may have caused my stroke, at age 50, but I also clot easily, so have been on warfarin ever since. Maybe I'll just continue to take my time instead...
05-16-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By Fredo76

You stole it, alright. Congratulations!

You stole it, alright.

Congratulations!
05-14-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,089
Posted By Fredo76

I may never make use of such a wonder as a...

I may never make use of such a wonder as a wireless dropper seatpost, but they have re-calibrated my idea of what is an expensive seatpost. I used to think that ~$250 was expensive, for a spring...
05-12-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Fredo76

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Saguaro National Park, East Loop Drive

The only pain on my latest nostalgia...
05-10-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 880,094
Posted By Fredo76

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Fred & Fredo
05-08-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,782
Posted By Fredo76

Yes. My father still had some in the '70s. The...

Yes. My father still had some in the '70s. The back side had a pad of what seemed like cardboard made with gunpowder, that you could not put out once lit. Vulcan was the God of Fire, right? Real...
05-08-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By Fredo76

You have compacted your ratios slightly, more on...

You have compacted your ratios slightly, more on the top than on the bottom.

old: 11 34
42 103 33
34 83 27
24 59 19

new: 12 28
42 95 41
32 72 31
05-05-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,548
Posted By Fredo76

Good to hear you're doing OK. I would rest,...

Good to hear you're doing OK.

I would rest, anyway.
05-05-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26,282
Views: 2,820,167
Posted By Fredo76

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Saguaro National Park (East, Loop Drive, halfway)

Today my friend and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 541,922
Posted By Fredo76

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Saguaro National Park, East Loop Drive

If you've been, you know exactly...
04-24-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Fredo76

Looks workable. I would consider getting some...

Looks workable. I would consider getting some closed-cell foam sheets for padding on the outside and between parts.

And I'd buy and try before relying.
04-16-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,978
Posted By Fredo76

In the middle '70s I had a leather helmet,...

In the middle '70s I had a leather helmet, because anyone who raced in ABL (Amateur Bicycle League) events had to wear one. Nobody else did, that I remember, and most racers only wore theirs while...
04-13-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,089
Posted By Fredo76

I won't have any BB other than threaded, with a...

I won't have any BB other than threaded, with a square-taper spindle. Absolutely not threadless, not going there.

Similarly, no threadless steerer/headset setups, either. Height-adjustable...
04-12-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,094
Posted By Fredo76

Maybe try one of these...

I feel the same way about my bony-ass sit bones, myself. Maybe I need to do squats as well as stretches. Anyway, this seat really seems to fit my under-carriage:

...
04-12-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,913
Posted By Fredo76

April goal: ride every day. Progress: So...

April goal: ride every day.

Progress: So far, so good. :)
04-10-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 616
Posted By Fredo76

+1 on gugie 's suggestion in post #6. ...

+1 on gugie 's suggestion in post #6.


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Red Clover Triplizer w/ 28T...
04-05-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Fredo76

I have never thought of a front derailleur cage...

I have never thought of a front derailleur cage as a consumable part. Unless yours is made from a soft alloy, I wouldn't worry about it. :)
04-05-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 39,583
Posted By Fredo76

Choosing the precise shade of green from the many...

Choosing the precise shade of green from the many available can be a difficult art.
...
04-03-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4,422
Views: 695,255
Posted By Fredo76

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Church at Black Mesa
04-02-22, 12:48 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 39,583
Posted By Fredo76

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03-31-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Fredo76

Nice find. Great job! Beautiful bike.

Nice find.
Great job!
Beautiful bike.
03-27-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 921
Posted By Fredo76

Nice looking clips and straps! However, the...

Nice looking clips and straps! However, the toe-strap buckle should come up from the outside of the pedal, not the inside:

...
03-27-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By Fredo76

"Where are the restrooms?" "Where's the Coke...

"Where are the restrooms?"
"Where's the Coke machine?"
"How long does it take to see this place?"
03-24-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,831
Posted By Fredo76

Yeah, toe overlap is pretty much unnecessary,...

Yeah, toe overlap is pretty much unnecessary, unsafe BS, since you can get what you want without it. I never fell over from it, but another 2 mph mix-up found me waking up in a stranger's car with a...
03-24-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,831
Posted By Fredo76

Having raced, and having built my own frame, I've...

Having raced, and having built my own frame, I've always thought that toe overlap was total BS, easily avoided, and an inferior design choice, caused by favoring something less important in a...
03-24-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By Fredo76

In my case, a new doc had me try atorvastatin...

In my case, a new doc had me try atorvastatin before I figured out that it was Lipitor, same stuff that had given me aches and pains when tried a few years earlier. I felt that I had sprained...
03-23-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,056
Posted By Fredo76

Maybe, maybe not. Nothing wrong with them! Since...

Maybe, maybe not. Nothing wrong with them! Since my longest ride in the geezer era, so far, is equal to your first outing, I'd say give it time, but maybe start thinking about an alternate ride. They...
03-23-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By Fredo76

Statins are known for causing muscle issues. I...

Statins are known for causing muscle issues. I stopped taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) because of them. Was on simvastatin, now on pravastatin. If one statin causes problems, tell your doctor, and ask...
03-16-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,642
Posted By Fredo76

Another thread had me looking at a Trek FX2...

Another thread had me looking at a Trek FX2 Stagger, a sort-of step-through hybrid that comes in at 25 lbs. The FX3 Stagger is a 1x version.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 449,879
Posted By Fredo76

about 35 1/4", or 89.5 cm, not counting the brake...

about 35 1/4", or 89.5 cm, not counting the brake cable!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 993
Posted By Fredo76

I kept trying shorter and shorter stems on an...

I kept trying shorter and shorter stems on an unusual build, and finally turned the 32mm shortest one backwards. It's not twitchy due to a relaxed seat angle.

Congratulations on finding your...
03-13-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,907
Posted By Fredo76

When we lived in Bozeman, Montana, it snowed a...

When we lived in Bozeman, Montana, it snowed a foot in June, one year. The Cottonwoods don't bloom until June there, either - they know! In Fairbanks, Alaska, they bloom in May, because May is...
03-11-22, 03:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,556
Posted By Fredo76

They have several models of offbeat steel frame...

They have several models of offbeat steel frame designs produced in Taiwan every year, among other stuff. Here's my brother's Clem Smith Jr.:

...
03-10-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By Fredo76

Beautiful bike - very nice work! I always...

Beautiful bike - very nice work!

I always like to see the 'before' shots, too. That's progress!

Congratulations. :)
03-06-22, 02:58 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,610
Posted By Fredo76

This tire: ...

This tire:
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...is nearly three times the weight of this tire (35c):...
03-06-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,430
Posted By Fredo76

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Nice spoke protector!
03-05-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Fredo76

Gobbling ibuprofen can give one a...

Gobbling ibuprofen can give one a life-threatening bleeding ulcer (ask my wife). Or kidney disease (ask my kidney doc). Relying on ibuprofen long-term is not a solution, seriously.

Good luck with...
03-04-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,430
Posted By Fredo76

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ghost cog

Went with silver. Looks smaller already! ;)
03-03-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,086
Posted By Fredo76

Nice frame; good plan. Congratulations!

Nice frame; good plan.

Congratulations!
03-03-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,100
Posted By Fredo76

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03-02-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,829
Posted By Fredo76

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02-28-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Fredo76

Those colors remind me of the Ukrainian flag. ...

Those colors remind me of the Ukrainian flag.

:thumb:
02-27-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18,884
Views: 2,320,149
Posted By Fredo76

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Along NM503.
02-26-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Fredo76

I'd never seen the pin technique. Interesting!

I'd never seen the pin technique. Interesting!
02-24-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,430
Posted By Fredo76

How about this one? ...

How about this one?


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14-16-18-20-22-24-28

I wouldn't want to get hassled...
02-23-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,388
Posted By Fredo76

My ride last Sunday took two rest days to recover...

My ride last Sunday took two rest days to recover from. I rode on the second, but took it easy. So I just received some 500mg HMB capsules and took one tonight with my usual after dinner: 1000IU D3...
02-23-22, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4,422
Views: 695,255
Posted By Fredo76

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Rio Grande from NM 502

Last Sunday my longest ride (in the geezer era) got...
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