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04-04-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,959
Posted By zjrog

The regular fork route might be the cheaper...

The regular fork route might be the cheaper route. And who knows, it might ride just fine. Or be super twitchy.

I stripped everything else from the frame, it still weighs 6.61 pounds. So the fork...
04-04-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,384
Posted By zjrog

Motivation still low. But I've been on the bike...

Motivation still low. But I've been on the bike on the trainer a couple times. Weather tomorrow and Sunday might be conducive to riding outdoors. Before more storms come in.

Stuck at home, I've...
04-03-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,959
Posted By zjrog

Like many, I too am stuck at home. While I put...

Like many, I too am stuck at home. While I put this bike on the back burner, I had some deep curiosity as to why this bike weighed so much. Just shy of 31 pounds. Frame with the rear brakes and...
04-03-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By zjrog

I'm going to SERIOUSLY doubt your weight is the...

I'm going to SERIOUSLY doubt your weight is the issue. I say this as I have been significantly heavier.And significantly stronger in the past. That was when I broke things. Power. 30 years ago and at...
04-03-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8,604
Views: 780,410
Posted By zjrog

I know people that have flown, and fly these...

I know people that have flown, and fly these jets. For them, Thank you. I, myself, am a retired sailor. And still need a few more years before I get to finally retire. Good luck Brother! Good eating,...
04-03-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By zjrog

I'll second the older Kurt. I bought an early...

I'll second the older Kurt. I bought an early green Kurt and added their iNride sensor for $50, it sends a power output to your phone or a laptop so you can ride in Zwift. It is not interactive,...
04-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By zjrog

As you are starting with the bare frame,...

As you are starting with the bare frame, restoration purists won't howl. You got a lot of good advice, get the rear traingle cold set for wider modern hubs, then have the dropouts and derailluer...
03-31-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,212
Posted By zjrog

As a cheap sort of person, then I like the idea...

As a cheap sort of person, then I like the idea of upgrading what I have.



I had a couple different mag trainers, and neither was supported by Zwift. I tried Zwift with just the Wahoo sensors,...
03-31-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,117
Posted By zjrog

I generally am large enough, that when I am off...

I generally am large enough, that when I am off the bike, I can be intimidating. And I have an awesome "mad" face. At 57, it's been quite awhile since my last real scrap. But fear not. I well...
03-31-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,212
Posted By zjrog

I too, use an older Kurt Kinetic Road Machine...

I too, use an older Kurt Kinetic Road Machine with iNride sensor for power. (I call it my half smart trainer) I use Wahoo Blue Speed and Cadence sensors. And a Wahoo Tickr X HRM belt. And a fan with...
03-29-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,297
Posted By zjrog

Big fan of KHS bikes, my 86 Fiero is in this...

Big fan of KHS bikes, my 86 Fiero is in this thread...

I've been curious how people crimp their chainstays, can you describe how you did? I have an appropriately Clyde hybrid that needs tire...
03-29-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,384
Posted By zjrog

Nope, the weather here has been dreadful and wet...

Nope, the weather here has been dreadful and wet and cold. We had 6" of snow the other night, but it has melted now. After last weeks wind and this week's storms, looming g forward to nicer days this...
03-29-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By zjrog

It is old style standard QR axles. I believe it...

It is old style standard QR axles. I believe it to be a straight steerer tube, not tapered. I haven't taken those measurements yet. I do know the bike was built from a bare frame, frame was from...
03-28-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By zjrog

Curious about rigid forks for gravel bike, or, Un-Monstering my Monster Cross

I had considered a hybrid for gravel, that bike had issues, and I lost interest in it's weirdness (2002 Marin San Rafael). I may still mess with that bike when other bikes are done.

Leaning back...
03-27-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By zjrog

Kurt Kinetic fluid is a good choice. And they...

Kurt Kinetic fluid is a good choice. And they offer a sensor to provide power and speed if you decide to ride with Zwift later on.
03-24-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 2,204,704
Posted By zjrog

I'll second this. I ride 58 and 60cm roadbikes. I...

I'll second this. I ride 58 and 60cm roadbikes. I have a 20" 89 Trek 950 that has a top tube equal to my 60cm bikes. I can raise the seat enough to match my road bikes. And I admit that in the early...
03-23-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,297
Posted By zjrog

There may be something to that, in some degree.

There may be something to that, in some degree.
03-23-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,340
Posted By zjrog

I believe it is. I have a 98 CAAD2 R200 that...

I believe it is. I have a 98 CAAD2 R200 that rides pretty nice. The CAAD8 is quite a bit stiffer. No fun on chip seal roads. Still, it's a fast bike, makes me feel faster than I am.
03-23-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,384
Posted By zjrog

One thing about that PT bike fit, while I raised...

One thing about that PT bike fit, while I raised the seat on the bike I took for that fit, I had to lower the seat for the bike I rode the other day. A tad bit more than I had. Due to my lack of...
03-22-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,297
Posted By zjrog

Mine threatened she would get a puppy for each...

Mine threatened she would get a puppy for each bike I bring home. That was 4 bikes ago. So far, no puppies...
03-22-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,340
Posted By zjrog

I see them at a bunch of angles. Depends on the...

I see them at a bunch of angles. Depends on the bike, the rider and such......
03-21-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7,508
Views: 2,295,566
Posted By zjrog

Holy Standover Height! I picked up a Marin...

Holy Standover Height!

I picked up a Marin San Rafael 20.5" that gets me like that. It's about 34.5" standover at that spot.
03-21-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By zjrog

Yes, 46-36-26. With 11-24 cassette. I have a...

Yes, 46-36-26. With 11-24 cassette. I have a 11-32 9 speed cassette on hand as I put this bike back together (it was nasty with Moab red dirt). I struggle on hills, so deep gears are nice. I have a...
03-20-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By zjrog

Shimano Acera RD-M390 question

I'm looking to update my 97 Cannondale R300 from 3x7 to 3x9. With mostly what I have on hand Bike came with RSX 3x7 components. I have Sora 3400 brifters on hand. I expect the RSX RD and FD will work...
03-20-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 244,188
Posted By zjrog

Still fine tuning my waterbed Pedestal workbench....

Still fine tuning my waterbed Pedestal workbench.
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I think it's about...
03-20-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,384
Posted By zjrog

I have an old Pedestal waterbed set that I...

I have an old Pedestal waterbed set that I couldn't sleep on after I broke my back. I tried selling it, giving it away... I guess no body needs a waterbed anymore. So. I repurposed it. ...
03-19-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,384
Posted By zjrog

Went for a small group ride the other day. Felt...

Went for a small group ride the other day. Felt good until we got in the headwind of 25mph. I did most of the 15 miles the group did. Not bad for so long off the bike, lacking motivation.

So, I'm...
03-18-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 2,204,704
Posted By zjrog

I've got a 89 950 20" that I just snagged a...

I've got a 89 950 20" that I just snagged a taller quill stem with rise to it. Thinking it will get the bars high enough to be comfortable. I'm 6'1". I toyed with the idea of doing drop bars on my 90...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,584
Posted By zjrog

My local "unofficial" club had a group ride last...

My local "unofficial" club had a group ride last night. It as good to get out. Nobody shook hands, maybe an elbow bump... I've taken to waving with a Vulcan greeting/departure sign...Seems safe...
03-17-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 244,188
Posted By zjrog

genius!!!

genius!!!
03-16-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,305
Posted By zjrog

Drafting such as this dates back to boards laid...

Drafting such as this dates back to boards laid between rails and drafting a train. Crazy stuff, beyond my capabilitiy, I wish I'd been there to see it is it is only 100 miles from my home...
03-16-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,384
Posted By zjrog

Be safe out there, Spain and Italy have banned...

Be safe out there, Spain and Italy have banned cycling. Except for professionals of course...

Spokes are tough to get, as these are 10 years or older wheels. In my old way of thinking, radial...
03-16-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 244,188
Posted By zjrog

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I converted my waterbed Captain's Pedestal into a basement workbench....
03-16-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,384
Posted By zjrog

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I use quite similar wheels on my bike on the trainer. Pretty sure I won't...
03-16-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,384
Posted By zjrog

That is AWESOME!!!! I am in XL shirts...

That is AWESOME!!!!

I am in XL shirts predominantly now, some LARGE as well. I have a pile of 2x, 3x, and 4x shirts, XXL and XXXL shorts, 42 to 54 pants to donate somewhere. I hadn't considered...
03-12-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By zjrog

Girvin/Answer Pro Forx info

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Bike is a 1991 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo. Pro Forx...
03-12-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,429
Posted By zjrog

26 years ago, 17 bikes were counted by my wife,...

26 years ago, 17 bikes were counted by my wife, and that did not include her bike, nor the son's. Today, I presently have 8 at home, 1 each at work, son's house and daughter's house for 11. She knows...
03-12-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 19,018
Posted By zjrog

As I have been struggling with motivation for the...

As I have been struggling with motivation for the gym, I had struck upon a return this evening. And NOW, I'm pretty sure I will not...
03-09-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,207
Posted By zjrog

And 19,000 have died of the FLU this season...

And 19,000 have died of the FLU this season alone, 280,000 hospitalized. Just from the common flu. Perspective.
03-09-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,975
Posted By zjrog

I'm quite glad I didn't have a beverage to my...

I'm quite glad I didn't have a beverage to my mouth when I read this!!!! This describes me to a T!!! Well. The not being sensible part...
03-09-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By zjrog

Food and money, the bane of the dieter. Good food...

Food and money, the bane of the dieter. Good food and good for you food cost money. Bad food and bad for you food can taste great, but there is a reason it is cheap...

More than price, TASTE!!!
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03-09-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,460
Posted By zjrog

Bike shorts. Even at 350+. But then I also wear...

Bike shorts. Even at 350+. But then I also wear kilts. And shorts all year long, yes, even shoveling snow.

I also have cycling underwear for under regular shorts or sweats.

Now under 250,...
03-09-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,384
Posted By zjrog

Woohoo! I like that! I'm uncomfortable with...

Woohoo! I like that!

I'm uncomfortable with the idea of low spoke count wheels. I have some, 16 front, 20 rear. But just don't see myself riding them outdoors. I have 20 front, 28 rear on my...
03-08-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,160
Posted By zjrog

Not screwed together yet... ...

Not screwed together yet...
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03-08-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
Posted By zjrog

I do believe they are priced per pair. And agree...

I do believe they are priced per pair. And agree investing in myself is the best I can make... No pulling of nostril hairs required. ;)
03-07-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
Posted By zjrog

I know you asked, but I took a deeper dive with...

I know you asked, but I took a deeper dive with my issues... ;)

You might be proving the midfoot position has merit... I switched to a cheap platform pedal on my indoor bike to see how I feel in...
03-07-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
Posted By zjrog

First, I apologize for the hijack. Thank...

First, I apologize for the hijack.

Thank you, I hope I heal well this time as well! I keep saying I'm either too stubborn or too stupid to know when to stay down...

As for the podiatry sites...
03-06-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
Posted By zjrog

AFO, Ankle Foot Orthosis. Come in a variety of...

AFO, Ankle Foot Orthosis. Come in a variety of styles for a variety of reasons. For me, fusion surgery is pushed out a while because I can function in the brace.
...
03-06-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
Posted By zjrog

A couple podiatry based sites are pushing the...

A couple podiatry based sites are pushing the midfoot idea.

My PT suggested the Catalyst pedals to fully support my foot, as I can only stand on the pedals if I wear my AFO brace. I've had to...
03-05-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
Posted By zjrog

I recently had a Physical Therapy based bike fit,...

I recently had a Physical Therapy based bike fit, due to needing my left ankle fused. THis was one of the suggestions as well as a more midfoot placement on the pedals.
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