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Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By deacon mark

How is clipping in and out. I use Shimano sps-sl...

How is clipping in and out. I use Shimano sps-sl I have heard some find the Keo harder to clip in. I even after years have to watch it with Shimano road clets they donít always hit first try.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By deacon mark

Favero Assioma DUO Power Meter Feed back

I would like to know if anyone in the forum is using these and their experience. I have decided to get a power meter and it seems to be either this one since it is duo sided, or could go with Pioneer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,491
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,879
Posted By deacon mark

Wow this is a helpful thread so now do any of you...

Wow this is a helpful thread so now do any of you use the crank based 4iiii. My thinking is I am a shimano person and have 6800 groupset which is prefect in shifting but I am a bike mechanic so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,879
Posted By deacon mark

Ok if I go with a 4iiii that seems the easiest...

Ok if I go with a 4iiii that seems the easiest because I just swap a crank arm, If I like it I can upgrade otherwise I am not out a lot cash at $300. My question which may be stupid but what to I use...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,879
Posted By deacon mark

So what is power meter to get? In my research I...

So what is power meter to get? In my research I don’t want pedals because they obsolete my Shimano s i like with cleats. I was thinking the 4iiii for left crank only. I think it could be reasonable...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,879
Posted By deacon mark

Power output

I donít have power meter but for almost 58 years old strong cyclist. I run too but slow primarily a runner but better at cycling as i age.

So so today on relatively flat 43 mile course I average...
05-21-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
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...
05-18-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By deacon mark

I love steak what is the problem? Train on steak...

I love steak what is the problem? Train on steak and eggs with a bit of cereal and I have not found a better way.
05-18-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By deacon mark

Buy tools as you need them for your specific...

Buy tools as you need them for your specific bike. Buying a bunch of tools all at once in those kits is generally a waste. You get things you do not need and some things can be had as just regular...
05-16-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By deacon mark

I finally had one 2 years ago and I wrote a...

I finally had one 2 years ago and I wrote a thread about it. Having high blood pressure all my life and a lifelong runner/cyclist. It was scared to death my blood pressure was 1805/90 before the test...
05-04-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By deacon mark

I am 57 almost 58 and have had HBP since I was 14...

I am 57 almost 58 and have had HBP since I was 14 years old. Back then and even now it is unheard of basically for kids to get HPB. But I did and had all sorts of test, they were sure it was...
04-28-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By deacon mark

I used eggbeaters at first but they never last...

I used eggbeaters at first but they never last about a year and gone. I had the same thing happen the whole spindle came apart on a ride. So now I have Shimano spd sl's and going on 4 years never...
04-27-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,342
Posted By deacon mark

Ordained Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church....

Ordained Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. First name works too.
04-25-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By deacon mark

6700 crankset run on 11 speed groupset

I would like to upgrade my Wilier to 11 speed 8000 but hard to find an 11 speed crank of 50/34 with 175 mm cranks. Can I swap everything out and still use the 6700 crankset, will it shift and work...
04-12-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By deacon mark

I have run now for 41 years and still at but very...

I have run now for 41 years and still at but very slow these days. I think I have done 12 marathons but last one in 1998. I did manage to get to at 3:06 for a PR. I manage to keep running now about...
03-21-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,540
Posted By deacon mark

Guitar truss rod adjustment are one that still...

Guitar truss rod adjustment are one that still normally use sae. I repair guitars I know and some car parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By deacon mark

oh i leave the tube sleeves in and it works fine...

oh i leave the tube sleeves in and it works fine no need for the gizmo. I still find internal shift cables a pain.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By deacon mark

I can’t help I hate internal cables. They are...

I can’t help I hate internal cables. They are just the worst pain to change and I am a very decent mechanic. Realize what have now is better till they figure a better way.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,084
Posted By deacon mark

I don't race on bikes and so it makes no...

I don't race on bikes and so it makes no difference to me at all. I was just saying if you race you could do that, but for me the only race I have is how fast I can do a century under certain...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,084
Posted By deacon mark

I am the OP and for sure I know what tubeless...

I am the OP and for sure I know what tubeless tires are clearly clinchers with no tube. But really I just have not concept of seeing how they may be better but that would be my limited world. I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,084
Posted By deacon mark

Anyone say wow clinchers are great.

I guess I just donít get it on tubeless or tubulars. I run conti 4000 2 s and a tube. I rarely flat and when I do I am back in business in minutes till the next flat, why do anything more. I
see no...
03-07-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By deacon mark

Another tip I use on my 6800 set on the Habanero...

Another tip I use on my 6800 set on the Habanero is to buy roll of ot-41sp Shimano shifter housing.
Then buy a gross of Wheels Manufacturing brass 4mm ferrules. I got them for $45 and can have...
03-06-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By deacon mark

This is a cable abd housing problem. I have 6700...

This is a cable abd housing problem. I have 6700 on my Wilier and it takes a bit fo dial in. When it is dialed in there is not a lot of room for error or adjustment but they shift fine. Get the new...
03-05-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,189
Posted By deacon mark

I believe it was a 2011 or 2010 the local St Jude...

I believe it was a 2011 or 2010 the local St Jude Century done in Central Illinois in July. That day in particular was exceptionally hot and humid we started at 7am the temp was in the 80's and...
03-01-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By deacon mark

I bought bulk ot-sp41 SHimano shifter housing and...

I bought bulk ot-sp41 SHimano shifter housing and I have good die-drawn inners, so I also bought Wheels Manufacturing brass ferrules. Now it shifts like butter no need for the polymer stuff as this...
02-27-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By deacon mark

Go check Bike Island they have a few good...

Go check Bike Island they have a few good choices. They have 2 carbon forks from a CF Motobecane. Don’t be put off by the purists who see these as cheap fakes. I road them on my motobecane IS for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By deacon mark

Shimano hubs are mostly dead silent coasting and...

Shimano hubs are mostly dead silent coasting and I love it. I hate loud freehuds that sound like a ��.
02-25-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By deacon mark

Shimano shift cable set Questions

So I use the Shimano polymer shifter set that includes a huge number of ferrules and assorted items to use depending on situation. Well my 6800 group shifts great almost by itself but the shifter...
02-15-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By deacon mark

I get sciatica of and on all the time. The more...

I get sciatica of and on all the time. The more you mover it around and stretch it the better it gets. Within reason the old way of letting your back heal by not doing anything is not correct. Get it...
02-12-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By deacon mark

I have a nice treadmill mile for real running but...

I have a nice treadmill mile for real running but as I get older I cannot balance the thing as well. I get on start at 5 mph and work up to 6.4 at times. 10 years ago I got on it and hit 7 mph and...
02-11-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,433
Posted By deacon mark

I am 57 and use a 50/34. I have have a 53/39 but...

I am 57 and use a 50/34. I have have a 53/39 but really no reason. I am a fairly strong rider but I would not be using the 53/11 unless going downhill for awhile, much better working a long steep...
01-30-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By deacon mark

I love my trainer. Not joking.

Ok so those of us the last few days and today in the Midwest, we love our indoor trainers. I dare you to try a ride outside today...ÖÖÖ...and of course thank you treadmill.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,965
Posted By deacon mark

Campy I will concede you are problably correct...

Campy I will concede you are problably correct but for me at this point I really don't think I will ever ride anything but Ti or Steel. Frankly I have road and do have a very nice CF bike my Wilier,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,965
Posted By deacon mark

I am my own mechanic and no works on my bike...

I am my own mechanic and no works on my bike except myself. I like to ride it and not be doing crazy BB bearing changes and garbage I hear about on press fits. All my bikes have thread BB and to keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,911
Posted By deacon mark

Titanium frame and you would still be riding it,...

Titanium frame and you would still be riding it, great story.
01-18-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,304
Posted By deacon mark

You should rest if you need to rest and it is...

You should rest if you need to rest and it is simple listen to the body. Many train everyday with little or no rest and that is fine but just need to monitor the situation. I am a runner so in winter...
01-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By deacon mark

My wife has been battling breast cancer for the...

My wife has been battling breast cancer for the past 9 years. Went into remission for 5 years now it is back. She is going through various treatments and looking at this as a chronic disease to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By deacon mark

I don't know I just cleared the stuff off the...

I don't know I just cleared the stuff off the driveway with my 19 year old son and that makes for some serious cross training. I never get winded doing the shoveling but have to watch the back it can...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By deacon mark

Yes Bloomington we are getting blasted. The good...

Yes Bloomington we are getting blasted. The good thing is I a runner so i have a treadmill and I use it. Actually good for me as it requires I keep my form up I have terrible balance issues running...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By deacon mark

So 9 inches of snow. Is this worth doing?

Well here in the Midwest we are getting abut 9 inches of snow not going to be out for awhile. Have actually been running on the treadmill mostly and the Wilier is on the trainer so I don't no forget...
01-09-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By deacon mark

If I cannot mount a tire by hand or at least with...

If I cannot mount a tire by hand or at least with a tire iron and little pressure I will guarantee you I would find another tire. I am not about to be in the middle of no where and not be able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,583
Posted By deacon mark

I had 3860 miles on the road. I ran 1588 miles...

I had 3860 miles on the road.
I ran 1588 miles some of them on the treadmill..
12-28-18, 11:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,894
Posted By deacon mark

No the older i get the better I stand the heat. I...

No the older i get the better I stand the heat. I do have raunards syndrome so i am cold all the time. Give me a bike ride in the heat or humidity as long as i get liquids.

I do like to ride in...
12-11-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By deacon mark

I had greenlight on May 2n this year I am 57 was...

I had greenlight on May 2n this year I am 57 was 56. I am going to give you my story and you can do what you want.

I actually rode my bike 20 miles the morning of the surgery. My prostate was...
12-04-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By deacon mark

When i have to do these sessions instead of the...

When i have to do these sessions instead of the treadmill it makes time go if i have intervals. I start with a Rosary and one decade is an interval. To break it up I focus on who needs the prayers at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,033
Posted By deacon mark

Rag wool thinsulated gloves only thing ones that...

Rag wool thinsulated gloves only thing ones that work. I know i have raunards syndrome and can ride with them all winter.
11-22-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,822
Posted By deacon mark

I ride with temps in down to 25 if no wind. Not...

I ride with temps in down to 25 if no wind. Not because of the lung issue but any wind at temps around 25 degrees the wind chill gets too much. If there is no wind cold has never been a problem. I...
11-06-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By deacon mark

I play a Hollenbeck archtop I used to work for...

I play a Hollenbeck archtop I used to work for the late Bill Hollenbeck he did the famous Blue guitar collection. I also have a couple of D'angelico s I have owned for over 30 years. Today I need to...
11-06-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By deacon mark

Ok, So I am a Jazz guitarist and also repair...

Ok, So I am a Jazz guitarist and also repair guitars for a living. I have tinnitus and have had it as long as I can remember a high pitch ringing in my left ear, maybe my even my right now. I am...
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