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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By armybikerider

Thanks for the suggestions and for taking the...

Thanks for the suggestions and for taking the time to reply. BUT...I am one of the 20 - 30% of American adults that DO NOT own a smartphone. I use a flip phone for cell use and don't miss all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By armybikerider

Thanks....I think I'll stick to a simple non-GPS...

Thanks....I think I'll stick to a simple non-GPS computer. I have a 10 year old Lynskey with an equally old Cateye Mity8 that works great for me. An even bigger revelation is that I don't even own...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By armybikerider

cyclometer

I'm looking for a simple cyclometer. I don't do Strava, don't collect ride data, don't need GPS etc etc. All I want is current and average speed, trip distance and total distance.

Is Cateye the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By armybikerider

SRAM Red

I heard today that mechanical SRAM Red is going away. Any credence to that rumor?
Forum: Introductions
02-20-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By armybikerider

My very first "real" bike was a Motobecane...

My very first "real" bike was a Motobecane Jubilee Sport.
12-16-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By armybikerider

I ride probably 75% of the time in flat to...

I ride probably 75% of the time in flat to rolling terrain and live in the 52 and middle third of the cassette. I'd probably do fine with either the 50 or 52, but the 52 is new so I'll keep it. I...
12-15-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By armybikerider

Thanks for the replies! I currently have a...

Thanks for the replies!

I currently have a 52/36 and have just ordered a 34 t inner chainring.
12-10-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By armybikerider

Chain ring question

What is the largest "workable" difference between chain ring teeth on a double crankset? 16 teeth? or more???

And what is the limiting factor?
11-04-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By armybikerider

SRAM Rival

Today my 10 year old SRAM Rival 10 speed rear derailleur pulley cage broke away from the body. I'm not surprised - it has over 63,200 miles of use so I figure it served me well.

Anyway....finding...
Forum: Texas
10-04-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By armybikerider

RAGBRI anyone???

Anyone from Texas going to RAGBRI 2020?

I live near Mineral Wells in North Central Texas and am looking to do my first, and looking for a group that I can hook up with to share traveling etc.
09-02-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By armybikerider

First - Thanks to all who have responded. ...

First - Thanks to all who have responded.




I'm replacing the crankset for 2 reasons - wear and also to lower the gearing to help with local short but steep climbs. The smallest ring I can...
08-29-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By armybikerider

Thanks. That's precisely what I was...

Thanks. That's precisely what I was thinking......but second guessing myself for being cheap.

"Don't fix it if it ain't broke."
08-29-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By armybikerider

Bottom bracket replacement?

I'm getting ready to replace my 2009 SRAM Rival 53/39 crankset with a new Rival 52/36 crankset. The original has 61,000 + miles and is noticeably worn, although it still works fine. I'm really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,755
Posted By armybikerider

Thanks guys. I thought that I was the one that...

Thanks guys. I thought that I was the one that was missing something.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,755
Posted By armybikerider

Thanks. So given that I HAVE CRAPPY CELL...

Thanks.

So given that I HAVE CRAPPY CELL PHONE SERVICE my choices are very limited, Guess I'll have to choose another method. I think she'll be happy with something....it's better than nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,755
Posted By armybikerider

I looked at the Elemnt computers but don't they...

I looked at the Elemnt computers but don't they have to be paired with a smartphone?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,755
Posted By armybikerider

So that means that Garmin devices like their bike...

So that means that Garmin devices like their bike computers, smart watches and Vivo fitness bands all transmit over cell networks when using the Garmin Connect or Live Track feature??
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,755
Posted By armybikerider

I've got really poor cell phone connectivity here...

I've got really poor cell phone connectivity here in rural North Texas.

What are the options for live tracking that don't rely on smartphones?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,435,106
Posted By armybikerider

Campagnolo Zondas C17 from PBK for my '09...

Campagnolo Zondas C17 from PBK for my '09 Lynskey R330

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By armybikerider

Thanks for all the replies so far. The...

Thanks for all the replies so far.

The reason I ask is because in searching for wheels I've seen "stiffness" claims based on spoke count, rim height, rim material, hub flange height etc etc. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By armybikerider

Wheel characteristics and components

Yesterday when cleaning my bike I discovered small cracks around a spoke hole on my Fulcrum Racing 5 rear wheel. I shouldn't surprised - they have 31,000 + miles on them.

So I'm beginning the...
Forum: Texas
04-11-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By armybikerider

Thanks for the replies. I learned today via...

Thanks for the replies.

I learned today via Facebook that there WILL be a Woodlands Cycling Club ride on Sunday morning - April 21.
Forum: Texas
04-04-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By armybikerider

Thanks. I've never logged onto Strava - I'll have...

Thanks. I've never logged onto Strava - I'll have to check it out.

I'm only going to be able to ride on Sunday morning. and that day (April 21) happens to be Easter, so rides might be canceled.
Forum: Texas
04-03-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By armybikerider

Woodlands ride on 21April

Hey all you North Houston-ites!

I'm going to be in Spring Texas on 20 and 21 April. I've seen the Woodlands Cycling Club website but there's zero contact information there....so I'm reaching out...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,730
Posted By armybikerider

I wipe my chain down with a clean rag every third...

I wipe my chain down with a clean rag every third or fourth ride.......and about every 700 or 800 miles (once a month roughly) I remove the cassette and clean each cog thoroughly as well as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,730
Posted By armybikerider

I've got 54,650 miles on a SRAM Rival 53/39...

I've got 54,650 miles on a SRAM Rival 53/39 crankset with original rings. Shifts fine without any unusual noises or catching. No need to change.

I think riding style (not shifting under load,...
11-02-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By armybikerider

Exactly! Sorry - I didn't express my...

Exactly!

Sorry - I didn't express my question very well.

My current crankset with 53/39 rings has a 130 BCD. I want a mid-compact crankset with 52/36 to make climbing some local short but...
11-02-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By armybikerider

11 Speed Crankset compatibility

I've got a 2009 Lynskey R330 with a SRAM Rival 53/39 crankset and 10 speed Rival drivetrain. I'd like to get a "mid-compact" 52/36 crankset but all I can find are cranks designed for an 11 speed...
08-31-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By armybikerider

OK Thanks. I've got 52,900 miles on my '09...

OK Thanks.

I've got 52,900 miles on my '09 Lynskey/Rival build and thinking of overhauling the entire drivetrain and was curious. Problem is everything still works so damn well!
08-31-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By armybikerider

GXP BB life span

Any feel for the typical life span of a GXP bottom bracket?

Bike's never been ridden in the rain...always clean and maintained.

Just curious.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By armybikerider

I was an officer in the US Navy from 1984-1989. ...

I was an officer in the US Navy from 1984-1989. When I was got out I needed a break from all the deployments and at-sea time, so I took a full time sales job in a bike shop in San Antonio Texas. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 855,328
Posted By armybikerider

Thanks! It was all done with glue.

Thanks!

It was all done with glue.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 855,328
Posted By armybikerider

It's a Flite from like 1983 that I've recovered 4...

It's a Flite from like 1983 that I've recovered 4 times.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 855,328
Posted By armybikerider

This is my 2009 Lynskey R330. Still love it after...

This is my 2009 Lynskey R330. Still love it after 52,300 miles!


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 855,328
Posted By armybikerider

OUCH! What are the details behind that crack? ...

OUCH! What are the details behind that crack? What year frame? How many miles? Crashed or damaged other than by riding??
07-22-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By armybikerider

I'm also in Texas - North Central Texas, West of...

I'm also in Texas - North Central Texas, West of Mineral Wells out in the sticks of Palo Pinto Country, riding on chip seal and rough concrete roads. My issue is pinch flats due to running low-ish...
06-15-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By armybikerider

I feel your pain Estacado.....I live just west of...

I feel your pain Estacado.....I live just west of Mineral Wells in North Texas and the road surfaces around here beat me to death.
06-13-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,142
Posted By armybikerider

I appreciate the comments and glad I could help....

I appreciate the comments and glad I could help. But, save the praise until you're 6 - 9 months out from surgery and back to normal function!

My only advice is to adhere strictly to the doctor's...
06-10-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,142
Posted By armybikerider

Good luck Jay! Let us know how you do!

Good luck Jay!

Let us know how you do!
05-31-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,142
Posted By armybikerider

Check your inbox. Oh and since my surgery...

Check your inbox.

Oh and since my surgery last September I've ridden my bike 3900 miles. 863 in May alone!

Feeling great....no pain....full functional use.
01-30-18, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,879
Posted By armybikerider

I know this doesn't answer your Moots...

I know this doesn't answer your Moots question....but I lust after Baum Bicycles.
https://www.baumcycles.com/ Aussie custom Ti.....IMHO doesn't get any better or prettier than these.

I ride a...
01-21-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,142
Posted By armybikerider

Final Update on my left AC separation surgery and...

Final Update on my left AC separation surgery and recovery.

I've ridden over 1,000 miles since getting cleared to ride again in late November. I'm increasing the distance of my rides slowly and...
11-22-17, 04:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,142
Posted By armybikerider

Thanks!!! I'm also doing dedicated shoulder...

Thanks!!!

I'm also doing dedicated shoulder workouts (self-directed physical therapy) in the gym with very light weights. It's amazing how quickly I lost strength!
11-19-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,142
Posted By armybikerider

YAY! Today is the 13 week anniversary of my...

YAY!

Today is the 13 week anniversary of my injury.

I'm just over 10 weeks from surgery, and today I just finished a 20 mile ride. The longest in 13 weeks!!

A little achy and tired, but...
11-10-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,142
Posted By armybikerider

FINALLY!!! I'm 9 weeks post-op and this...

FINALLY!!!

I'm 9 weeks post-op and this Sunday marks 12 weeks since the injury and last road bike ride.

************************************************************************

I did...
11-04-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,142
Posted By armybikerider

Had my 8 week follow-up with the surgeon. ...

Had my 8 week follow-up with the surgeon.

*I can begin short and slow bike rides!!! No more than a few miles....but that's something!
*I can begin full active range of motion without...
10-21-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,142
Posted By armybikerider

I'm now 6 weeks out from surgery for my left AC...

I'm now 6 weeks out from surgery for my left AC separation.

I'm doing my own Physical Therapy at home (I'm a retired Occupational Therapist with experience with shoulder rehab) and have follow-up...
09-23-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,142
Posted By armybikerider

So I'm 2 weeks post surgery for my left AC...

So I'm 2 weeks post surgery for my left AC separation.

Really minor complaints of post op pain. Only used pain meds twice. Yesterday I had the stitches removed and the go ahead to begin...
09-19-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,142
Posted By armybikerider

I'd say more like a Grade 100 separation!!!

I'd say more like a Grade 100 separation!!!
09-10-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By armybikerider

Getting post-op medical advice from an online...

Getting post-op medical advice from an online bicycle forum is dangerous at best and foolish at worst.

Your Physical Therapist (PT) knows what the surgeon did to your knee, and more importantly...
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