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10-02-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 357
Posted By easyupbug

It is not,...

It is not, see:https://www.youtube.com/JadeVamp1986.
Post trauma anxiety is a medical condition and a normal reaction to an abnormal event, in Jade's case very difficult to control.
09-21-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By easyupbug

The bar wrap I get and have done some but the...

The bar wrap I get and have done some but the hood work you show is exceptional, clearly superb. Please some day if you have the time could you possibly do even a basic tutorial?
09-21-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 638
Posted By easyupbug

Well done Bike Forum only two out of more than a...

Well done Bike Forum only two out of more than a dozen responses to a newbie that are not condescending.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 311,053
Posted By easyupbug

Surprised to find I only have one

Only one steel frame that new:
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09-16-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By easyupbug

At 72 I have learned to listen to what my body is...

At 72 I have learned to listen to what my body is telling me. Example is osteoarthritis tell me the days we are on a recumbent trike, I know that if I do 20+ every other day with a walk/rest day...
09-16-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By easyupbug

Were we astronomers parallax would be important...

Were we astronomers parallax would be important but as cyclists a 12" steel rule works well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By easyupbug

Agree, forging greatly increases the strength to...

Agree, forging greatly increases the strength to weight ratio, anodizing does not but it does allow color dyeing and helps with corrosion.
09-16-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,228
Posted By easyupbug

I have osteoarthritis in my wrists and as said...

I have osteoarthritis in my wrists and as said many trikes like my Catrike Expedition have padded wrist rests so there is zero loading on the wrist. A trike will be slower overall.
09-15-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 800
Posted By easyupbug

OP has a 1x11, he installed the shiftmate upside...

OP has a 1x11, he installed the shiftmate upside down.
09-14-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 790
Posted By easyupbug

I have learned at 72 that a 20+ mile ride with a...

I have learned at 72 that a 20+ mile ride with a day off between keeps me in good enough condition that is the kids or grandkids show up on a rest day I can do 20+ with them and not suffer and they...
09-14-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 800
Posted By easyupbug

I would go back and check it as it was so far out...

I would go back and check it as it was so far out I suspect you had the Shiftmate upside down; upside down you would pull a third less cable than what is needed and you do need to check your B screw...
09-13-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 928
Posted By easyupbug

I have osteoarthritis in my hands and wrists and...

I have osteoarthritis in my hands and wrists and have found after checking with fitters, moving saddles, different bars and stems, moving shifter/brakes, a dozen different gloves, gel and foam under...
09-10-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By easyupbug

That's Greg Softley in Australia, Cyclemondo. I...

That's Greg Softley in Australia, Cyclemondo. I can get excellent quality from him nearly as fast as I can from Velocals.
09-10-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By easyupbug

30% more efficient, wow all the big money teams...

30% more efficient, wow all the big money teams must be using them.
09-10-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By easyupbug

I am not FSA expect but to me that does not look...

I am not FSA expect but to me that does not look like a cap, that is a stripped out hex socket on a preload bolt from trying to remove it w/o loosening the two pinch bolts. Unfortunately not that...
09-09-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 798
Posted By easyupbug

I have a Catrike Expedition which would be...

I have a Catrike Expedition which would be considered not a slow trike maybe average or better, aerodynamics seating position, faster rolling 26" drive wheel and higher gearing, and the results vary...
09-09-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By easyupbug

I always use blue painters tape everywhere I can...

I always use blue painters tape everywhere I can to help me guide the edge of the decal down straight along or across the tube and sometime two strips to get it perfectly centered on the tube like...
09-08-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By easyupbug

In my experience with Brooks, Ideal and Selle...

In my experience with Brooks, Ideal and Selle Anatomica your concern is valid be it Proofide, Saddle Sauce, Sno-Seal, etc.
09-08-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By easyupbug

Agree, you should not have any problem as the...

Agree, you should not have any problem as the chainring teeth have the same dimensions because the chains have the same inside dimension but if you have got a caliper you can double check.
09-07-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By easyupbug

I to am envious of your work. I finally found a...

I to am envious of your work. I finally found a local built Colin Laing my size in Reynolds 753 which the Reynolds Engineers write can not be cold set. It was unridable with a tweaked fork and...
09-07-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 584
Posted By easyupbug

Glad to hear Sloar, I love Colnagos but though...

Glad to hear Sloar, I love Colnagos but though this Ernesto's worse attempt at innovation. Having done some wind tunnel testing I thought it foolish along with all the other Colnago BS around...
09-07-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 798
Posted By easyupbug

Shops should rent recumbent trikes for people to...

Shops should rent recumbent trikes for people to try. Bad arthritis days have driven me to a recumbent trike and I now ride it on good days as well. Check out this thread over on the Recumbent...
09-06-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 714
Posted By easyupbug

Vibration is a killer for my arthritis so I use...

Vibration is a killer for my arthritis so I use gel pads under the tape and anti vibration gloves which are much much better than cycling...
09-06-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By easyupbug

I was on a MTB so it was in the late 80s before...

I was on a MTB so it was in the late 80s before our roads were paved, working long hours only able to ride after dark with the '80s lousy light and came blasting down a decline then over a slight...
09-04-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By easyupbug

If someone can't help and you repost the end of...

If someone can't help and you repost the end of the month to remind me I believe I have a stash down south but will not be there until end of Sept, unless snow chases me out of here.
09-04-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,104
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with you source "...usually as a...

I agree with you source "...usually as a temporary repair..." and respectfully completely disagree with your suggestion as temporary on the front end of a bike can be devastating.
09-03-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,104
Posted By easyupbug

No, No, No. You have the worst of possible...

No, No, No. You have the worst of possible stress risers , a crack! Even with drilling a hole at what you think is the end of the stress riser! That needs professional; repair at a minimum. Sorry...
09-03-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By easyupbug

We are in Portland for a month or more every year...

We are in Portland for a month or more every year and love Stumptown coffee consistent superior quality and they can brag on their transparent and ethical sourcing practices. Thanks for the rescue,...
09-02-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By easyupbug

Near Tucson I strongly agree with #2, #4 but...

Near Tucson I strongly agree with #2, #4 but 160mm & #5 and disagree strongly with #9 having had an ugly painful episode finding myself in the middle of a very nasty javelina herd and for the past...
09-01-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By easyupbug

Terry, may not be Zandoval's position but his...

Terry, may not be Zandoval's position but his work product is the kind of thing I do every day, tinker around and build/make something for the pleasure/accomplishment in it. At 72 I have time, shop...
09-01-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,442
Posted By easyupbug

After years doing vendor evaluations that...

After years doing vendor evaluations that included Asia and Europe for a Fortune 500 company I can tell you the quality is dependant on the parent company's QA/QC. From raw materials to the product...
08-31-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 874
Posted By easyupbug

I'm 72 and so doubt I can name the 18 I know I...

I'm 72 and so doubt I can name the 18 I know I have now do to the racks being full let alone all of them that have passed through.
08-31-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By easyupbug

I know what you are going through as I have to...

I know what you are going through as I have to switch to a recumbent trike on bad arthritis days. I can see that if you are sure the tires have enough miles on them you would no longer need a Kool...
08-29-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,192
Posted By easyupbug

I used this site for my equipes and it helped,...

I used this site for my equipes and it helped, has annoying special tools and minimum write up but with some work arounds I have found the diagrams and instructions tab...
08-17-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,516
Posted By easyupbug

I ride roads mostly so unless I am getting flats,...

I ride roads mostly so unless I am getting flats, or my Continentals or Giant tires wear indicators are worn away or I see cord no worries. On my MTB I have had some big mistake impacts that make me...
08-16-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By easyupbug

You have 10 posts so post a picture of your set...

You have 10 posts so post a picture of your set up. Treking bars have maximum position and raising you stem would take some weight off you hands.
08-16-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By easyupbug

I roll through parking lots and eventually find a...

I roll through parking lots and eventually find a good enough match.
08-16-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By easyupbug

Remember you asked. I have a lot of bikes and...

Remember you asked. I have a lot of bikes and retired so helping in the community so I use the best type grease for people who may not be fastidious (or as I have seen not careful at all) in cleaning...
08-15-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,533
Posted By easyupbug

It was for the World's largest mining company at...

It was for the World's largest mining company at the time intended to be a purely engineering/manufacturing investigation as we were looking at a massive project which was nothing like a mining...
08-13-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,558
Posted By easyupbug

Could not agree more, I am fortunate to have too...

Could not agree more, I am fortunate to have too many bikes including 3 titaniums and 3 customs built for me in EL, Prestige ultralight and Reynolds 853 and a Vitus 979 which as it has a grub screw...
08-13-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By easyupbug

and an inspiration to all us tinkerer.

and an inspiration to all us tinkerer.
08-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By easyupbug

It is worth the trouble. My worst was 7 years...

It is worth the trouble. My worst was 7 years ago an utterly unridable 80's custom from a local builder. Hung upside down by strings looped through the rims the fork would cant off 30. A lugged...
08-11-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By easyupbug

May not at all be your problem and I don't like...

May not at all be your problem and I don't like the sound of "cook off the nasties" which is the opposite of what we want to do. Here is what we do that works...
08-10-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By easyupbug

I use isopropyl alcohol because I am retired and...

I use isopropyl alcohol because I am retired and so have the time to do it often before they get bad and it does not leave anything on the surfaces. I also don't get anywhere near my rotors with a...
08-09-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By easyupbug

I use 1mm pad thickness a a replacement point on...

I use 1mm pad thickness a a replacement point on bikes and a trike, I inspect often.
08-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By easyupbug

Congratulations, I own a '98 Zurich with the...

Congratulations, I own a '98 Zurich with the classic red with white panels on the terrific Reynolds 853 frame and it came with 25mm but I now ride 28mm. You have a 130mm dropout spacing so as said...
08-08-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,558
Posted By easyupbug

That is a discouraging indictment of the...

That is a discouraging indictment of the industry. I helped a neighbor with a new to him 3 year old Cannondale CAAD 12. Took a ride and wow what an improvement over the Cannondale I once owned...
08-07-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,533
Posted By easyupbug

In the three states I predominantly ride AZ, OR &...

In the three states I predominantly ride AZ, OR & WY and I suspect others you would and should be ticketed as it is dangerous and annoying to cyclists who would meet you head on following the law..
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08-07-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,533
Posted By easyupbug

We all ride so we see mounted mirrors all the...

We all ride so we see mounted mirrors all the time. You reference Amazon who probably has pages of mirrors ready to be sold and mounted on your bike because they sell zillions of them every day so...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By easyupbug

I forgot to mention what got me here, arthritis...

I forgot to mention what got me here, arthritis in my hands is no longer stopping me from a ride on the bad arthritis days.
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