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02-03-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By davester

Holy elevation gain, Batman!

Holy elevation gain, Batman!
01-24-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By davester

What Terry said. The fore-aft saddle position is...

What Terry said. The fore-aft saddle position is especially important. Many people ignore this adjustment, or worse, slide the saddle forward so they'll be closer to the bars, which results in...
01-21-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By davester

<br /><br /><br />That's also what I've heard...

<br /><br /><br />That's also what I've heard from my orthopedic doc and chiropractor. I would say that your "make decisions based on X-rays" statement is the exact opposite of what I've heard should...
01-08-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,134
Posted By davester

I did a big tour with my girlfriend in 1976...

I did a big tour with my girlfriend in 1976 through France, Switzerland and England. We had a big Europe map that we used as a general guide (i.e. we are here and Switzerland is over there), but our...
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By davester

Personally I would say no because the price is...

Personally I would say no because the price is too high. The Victory group is pretty, but has a weird BCD and was not around for very long, making it virtually impossible to buy chainrings and other...
12-26-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,756
Posted By davester

It's because of all the beautiful women it...

It's because of all the beautiful women it attracts.
12-26-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By davester

Bike forums has been berry berry good to me!

Bike forums has been berry berry good to me!
12-22-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,690
Posted By davester

Hmmm. On second thought perhaps I should tell my...

Hmmm. On second thought perhaps I should tell my wife to call the very conscientious (and local) gaucho777.
12-22-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,690
Posted By davester

After reading this I just told my wife that if I...

After reading this I just told my wife that if I drop dead she should call Gugie. He'll know what to do and who to contact.
12-22-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,108
Posted By davester

In about a year I'll be looking for the 70+ forum.

In about a year I'll be looking for the 70+ forum.
12-21-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,394
Posted By davester

At my age (68) I have to. Losing muscle mass is...

At my age (68) I have to. Losing muscle mass is deadly to seniors so I do strength training using both a Total Gym and a TRX. Also, I ski fairly regularly in addition to keeping up the cycling when...
12-07-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By davester

Avec certitude!..but don't mention this to my...

Avec certitude!..but don't mention this to my wife.
12-07-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By davester

Wow, kudos to you for embarking on such an...

Wow, kudos to you for embarking on such an adventure. I've dreamed of such a thing, though more likely in southern France since I don't speak Italian. The wife would be unlikely to agree to it though.
12-06-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,137
Posted By davester

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12-04-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By davester

Pretty much any ride I do around here (northern...

Pretty much any ride I do around here (northern California), there's about 1,000' of climbing per 10 miles, so your ride exceeds that by a fair amount. It's almost impossible to do a flat ride here....
11-27-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By davester

This is a total bummer. I started shopping there...

This is a total bummer. I started shopping there as a freshman at Cal the first year they were open on campus. They have been my go to LBS ever since. This, combined with the sad closing of Bicycle...
11-25-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,606
Posted By davester

Damn you! don't look so hard.

Damn you! don't look so hard.
11-23-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,337
Posted By davester

Not so sure about those levers since they seem to...

Not so sure about those levers since they seem to be very short (i.e. less leverage) compared to what was probably originally on there. However, your first step should definitely be to change out...
11-23-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,337
Posted By davester

As others have noted, the high tensile stays are...

As others have noted, the high tensile stays are going to have no negative effect on the cantilever brakes. However, it sounds like you are having problems with your brakes. Can you tell us exactly...
11-22-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By davester

What?! I've never heard this and can't imagine...

What?! I've never heard this and can't imagine how this could possibly be.
11-22-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,661
Posted By davester

Perhaps it's time to take a vacation to England,...

Perhaps it's time to take a vacation to England, with a bike frame in your luggage. The Yorkshire Dales and Peak District are close to Mercian, very beautiful and great for cycling.
11-21-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,661
Posted By davester

Mercian is famous for their stove-enamel paint...

Mercian is famous for their stove-enamel paint jobs and I believe that they repaint old frames. If I were you I'd think seriously about shipping the frame to them for a repaint. You at least owe it...
11-21-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 2,746,231
Posted By davester

I just posted this photo in the history of Ross...

I just posted this photo in the history of Ross bikes thread, but it also belongs here. My riding buddy and I picked up near twin Ross Mt Hood over the last couple of weeks. Mine (I'm wearing the...
11-21-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 197,474
Posted By davester

Wow, that Super Gran Tour is amazing. I'd be...

Wow, that Super Gran Tour is amazing. I'd be (almost) afraid to ride it.

Here's my contribution to this thread, near twin Ross Mt Hoods that my riding buddy and I picked up over the last couple of...
11-17-22, 08:33 PM
11-15-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,606
Posted By davester

You got it wrong man! Look more closely. My bike...

You got it wrong man! Look more closely. My bike has the uber-cool and quite effective Suntour roller cam brakes, not U-brakes.
11-15-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,606
Posted By davester

I picked up a vintage mountain bike (and all...

I picked up a vintage mountain bike (and all chrome 1986 Ross Mount Hood) to ride in next year's Cino. Three days later my buddy Dana picked up almost the exact same bike. He calls it the "Spite...
11-14-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By davester

Looking at the first two bikes, it is obvious...

Looking at the first two bikes, it is obvious from the seat and handlebar heights that the frames are far too small for you. This will also make the fore-aft distance between seat and handlebars too...
11-08-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,576
Posted By davester

Absolutely true! Ebikes are great because they...

Absolutely true! Ebikes are great because they get people out of cars. That said, they are darned expensive and therefore will never displace bicycles. The only reason that the OP does not see kids...
11-05-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By davester

The most obvious solution I can think of is to...

The most obvious solution I can think of is to get an inexpensive step-through or vintage mixte bike to dedicate to the trainer. After all, there's no need for a standard men's frame or high...
11-04-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,933
Posted By davester

When I was growing up in England during the...

When I was growing up in England during the 1960s, pretty much all derailleur bikes were 1x, either 1x5 or 1x4. I don't think I had ever seen a front derailleur in real life until I moved to the US...
10-30-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By davester

Nope. They're way too long.

Nope. They're way too long.
10-29-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By davester

I haven't had a hip replacement myself, but a...

I haven't had a hip replacement myself, but a friend of mine who is a high school mountain bike team coach has had both hips replaced. She was about 65 when she had them replaced and went right back...
10-26-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By davester

I don't think you're correct. There are several...

I don't think you're correct. There are several changes on the list that postdate flights I have taken in the past few years and also reflect recent policy changes (i.e. United Airlines 2021 policy...
10-25-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By davester

There are still many major airlines that charge...

There are still many major airlines that charge extra fees for bicycles. See here: https://www.airline-baggage-fees.airline-luggage-regulations.com/sports/bikes/
10-25-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By davester

Misalignment of the pulley cage is often the...

Misalignment of the pulley cage is often the result of a bent derailleur hanger or dropout, not a worn/damaged derailleur. If so, this is generally fixed by bending the hanger/dropout; replacing the...
10-23-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,625
Posted By davester

What!? What kind of Gugie-involved ride would it...

What!? What kind of Gugie-involved ride would it be without torrential rain. I'm disappointed, but then the ride isn't over yet.
10-22-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By davester

Nice! Similar to our Touroica tour last year....

Nice! Similar to our Touroica tour last year. though your second day distance was about the same as our second and third days combined. I'm curious regarding your first day route. Did you do Kings...
10-20-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,949
Posted By davester

That's the only link that I know of. Note that...

That's the only link that I know of. Note that the paywall allows you to register for free to read 2 NEJM articles per month with only your name and email address. Alternatively, you can listen to Dr...
10-20-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,949
Posted By davester

<br /><br /> Note that your cited article is...

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Note that your cited article is from 2013, before most longevity science research was published, and prior to the understanding of cellular aging mechanisms such as autophagy. Since...
10-19-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,949
Posted By davester

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your...

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man. Also, that opinion flies in the face of facts gleaned from both microbiologyl and molecular biology research. There is ample evidence...
10-19-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,949
Posted By davester

I've never heard of this guy before but that is...

I've never heard of this guy before but that is an excellent summary of the New England Journal of Medicine article on intermittent fasting benefits. For anybody with questions or skepticism...
10-19-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,949
Posted By davester

<br /><br /> Controlled human research...

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Controlled human research studies of fasting and longevity don't exist because : 1) They would require extremely long study durations, approaching or exceeding lifetimes; 2) they...
10-18-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,949
Posted By davester

There is in fact an overwhelming amount of data...

There is in fact an overwhelming amount of data on this and many books and scientific research publications. Just google "fasting and longevity" to get an idea of how much has been done. Here's one...
10-18-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,949
Posted By davester

As noted above by myself and others, there are...

As noted above by myself and others, there are ample research findings showing that being in ketosis (and autophagy) substantially reduces susceptibility to a host of debilitating age-related...
10-18-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 977
Posted By davester

I've heard that very time you open the shed there...

I've heard that very time you open the shed there are exactly 42 bikes in there.
10-18-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,949
Posted By davester

This is a common misconception of the longevity...

This is a common misconception of the longevity science and the reasons for intermittent fasting. It is not clear that intermittent fasting extends ultimate lifespan, but it is pretty clear that it...
10-18-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,949
Posted By davester

From my own experience and from reading the...

From my own experience and from reading the research, I think the answer to that question is that it takes a while for your body to adapt to ketosis (fueling your cells primarily from ketones derived...
10-17-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,949
Posted By davester

I've been intermittent fasting for about 18...

I've been intermittent fasting for about 18 months. I started doing this after learning of all the research findings regarding it's apparent success at reducing susceptibility to a host of...
10-16-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 977
Posted By davester

Here are Thor's Olmo and my Ron Cooper being...

Here are Thor's Olmo and my Ron Cooper being packed into a single bike transport box prior to Eroica Gaiole 2015. Note that the third wheel shown (and the missing fourth wheel) didn't make it into...
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