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09-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 712
Posted By deacon mark

Wish you lived near me I would do it way less...

Wish you lived near me I would do it way less than $250. That seems a lot of money to build up a bike that is about 90% built.
09-26-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 712
Posted By deacon mark

In 2010 I bought a Bikes Direct Motobecane...

In 2010 I bought a Bikes Direct Motobecane Immortal Spirit. It is a CF racing bike and it was wonderful. I road it for 3 years had 10,000 miles on it never a bit of trouble. Sold it for like $700 is...
09-21-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By deacon mark

I make it easy. I use any dish soap on hand but...

I make it easy. I use any dish soap on hand but usually have simple green. Many times I just hang the bike in basement and spray bottle the frame and places that are dirty. That avoids getting any...
09-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By deacon mark

[QUOTE=Bigbus;21700619]I still haven't mastered...

[QUOTE=Bigbus;21700619]I still haven't mastered riding without hands in the standing position for more than a few seconds while pedaling, but other than that I stand up with my arms out when coming...
09-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,217
Posted By deacon mark

Not an issue. Lost my bride of 32 years 18...

Not an issue. Lost my bride of 32 years 18 months ago. Being a deacon I took the vow of celibacy if she went before me. I give up all my bikes to have her here now regardless.

Letís go ride beer...
09-18-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By deacon mark

For me this easy. Forget 6800 just buy 105 7000...

For me this easy. Forget 6800 just buy 105 7000 11 sp groupset. It will do the same thing cheaper and be miles better than what you have. Buy the whole group set crank and all. Buy one new rear wheel...
09-17-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By deacon mark

Cassettes are hard to judge when they are worn....

Cassettes are hard to judge when they are worn. The test is exactly what you did. You put a new chain on and the chain slips this is the indicator that the cassette is worn out. Cassette wear varies...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By deacon mark

Sounds like a pretty good move but I think my...

Sounds like a pretty good move but I think my only issue is I don't like press fit bottom brackets and so I would go to a Titanium Frame with threaded BB. A Lynskey would be nice and maybe price wise...
09-12-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 561
Posted By deacon mark

Save your money go to Menards or Home Depot and...

Save your money go to Menards or Home Depot and buy cutting pliers. There are a variety of types I manage to find a Master Force Cable cutter at Menards for $12. They do the same thing as any bike...
08-31-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,238
Posted By deacon mark

I don't care what anyone says a nibble bike that...

I don't care what anyone says a nibble bike that weights 19 pounds is taking 11 off yours and probably could get it to 18 pounds. That is a big difference even touring and you can set a road bike up...
08-14-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,579
Posted By deacon mark

i am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars. I could...

i am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars. I could tension a wheel by ear completely but I use a Park Tension meter. It works well and it also tells me my ear is still very good. The pitch of the DS...
08-01-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By deacon mark

I am a solo rider almost entirely. I like to ride...

I am a solo rider almost entirely. I like to ride when I want, at the pace I want to go, and in the direction I lead myself. For me I have to keep it simple. I am a runner too which is even more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By deacon mark

Well I have a very nice Wilier CF bike I bought...

Well I have a very nice Wilier CF bike I bought in 2013. Then in 2017 I bought my Habanero TI and it weighs about 17.8 pounds without pedal and the Wilier is maybe around a pound lighter tops. In any...
07-09-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,516
Posted By deacon mark

I went to Titanium 3.5 years ago and would not...

I went to Titanium 3.5 years ago and would not look back. I have a very nice Wilier CF Grand Turisimo that is comfortable but frankly the Ti just a bit better. It is much more nimble and quiet too....
06-29-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,232
Posted By deacon mark

Century Time?

So generally for normal folks a 5 hour century is considered an pretty good accomplishment regardless of age riding solo. It use to be a goal of mine and about 7-9 years ago I never did a 5 hour...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,552
Posted By deacon mark

What the pros do and what you and I do are 2...

What the pros do and what you and I do are 2 completely different things. They crash or ruin a frame and they get a new frame. Those of us who are just ordinary riders probably would be better of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,552
Posted By deacon mark

This is why Titanium is really the way to go,...

This is why Titanium is really the way to go, that to me should not be so fragile.
05-25-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By deacon mark

Riding in Dec 2015 I slipped on ice turning the...

Riding in Dec 2015 I slipped on ice turning the bike. I landed right on the right hip. The short story is I broke it and non-displaced fracture. The dr did the surgery and parishioner where I am...
03-24-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,532
Posted By deacon mark

Illinois has a shelter in place but ok for walks...

Illinois has a shelter in place but ok for walks and exercise. I assume no group rides that would be a bit dumb but frankly it is very cold here now for time of year. I have been going out solo each...
03-02-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,836
Posted By deacon mark

I am a musician and guitarist, repair guitars...

I am a musician and guitarist, repair guitars too. I can easily identify the spoke tensions by pitch. I have a Part TM 1 and it confirms what my ear says. On a regular wheel with DB spokes two spokes...
12-27-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By deacon mark

The last week of December lift. Feeling tired.

I had not road my bike much over the last 2 months prior to Christmas. I had a decent year 3600 and I am a runner. I have had been running very slow 50 mile weeks. Well the weather in Central...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By deacon mark

At 245 he needs 32 spokes in rear even 36 is not...

At 245 he needs 32 spokes in rear even 36 is not awful. Front 24 but don’t think some light 24 x 28 will be ok.
09-13-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,058
Posted By deacon mark

I am cyclist and long distance runner. Many years...

I am cyclist and long distance runner. Many years ago about 30 years old I had bad case of pleurisy and showed up in my doctors office with all the pain in the chest ect. He went about crazy asking...
09-05-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,841
Posted By deacon mark

Lost my bride to her 10 year battle with breast...

Lost my bride to her 10 year battle with breast cancer 6 months ago. After 32 plus years of marriage. She did finally a few years ago have me get her a road bike and we road a few times. Not a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,476
Posted By deacon mark

I am the odd guy out. I am not a pro rider or...

I am the odd guy out. I am not a pro rider or ever were even close. I am not a doctor, dentist, or even a lawyer but wow I like my titanium Habanero. It weighs about 1 pound more than my Wilier but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,133
Posted By deacon mark

Once you get on a Titanium frame the flex stops...

Once you get on a Titanium frame the flex stops and it rides like no CF can quite do. There is no difference in speed between my Ti and CF. The Ti just rides much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,591
Posted By deacon mark

I cannot find a better tire than Conti 4000ii's....

I cannot find a better tire than Conti 4000ii's. I still run them 23 and they are plenty wide enough a true 23 if not a bit bigger. I weigh 170 run about 100 psi in rear and 94is on front. These...
05-21-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,950
Posted By deacon mark

I am 57 rest pulse is 40-42 been running and...

I am 57 rest pulse is 40-42 been running and cycling all my life. I cannot get my heart rate about 155 that I can recall in the last few years. On a huge climb about 8% grade I got it to about 154...
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