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08-15-17, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By pat5319

Bike shipping deals to Nagoya Japan

Next year I am planning a Trip to Japan to ride with a lifelong friend who lives in Nagoya, does anyone know of airline or freight "deals" to get my bike there? I have packaging handled.
(Yes, I am...
03-23-17, 12:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,963
Posted By pat5319

I rarely replace bikes as I buy only those with...

I rarely replace bikes as I buy only those with steel or titanium frames and I expect the seven of different types I have,(soon to be eight) I to last the rest of my life. (I don't ride aluminum as...
02-07-17, 02:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,671
Posted By pat5319

Many experts say they are better, I've been using...

Many experts say they are better, I've been using 32 for decades, work great
02-07-17, 02:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,668
Posted By pat5319

Clear coat over powder coat a must

A buddy of mine that built bikes for Fat Chance and Yeti says that water gets under powder coating leading to frame rust/corrosion, a clear coat of high quality paint will seal it.
02-07-17, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By pat5319

Continental sprinter/gatorskin

Continental sprinter/gatorskin
02-07-17, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By pat5319

Good luck

Good luck having iand last more than a few blocks and enjoy the lumpy ride while it lasts.
02-07-17, 02:02 AM
01-22-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,150
Posted By pat5319

This type of saddle can easily and often, "pinch...

This type of saddle can easily and often, "pinch off" the major artery and or the major nerve in your leg.
03-15-16, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,383
Posted By pat5319

Never change lacing pattern on a wheel, can...

Never change lacing pattern on a wheel, can weaken flangesand/or spokes,voids most warranties and as mentioned before cand be very dangerous
03-13-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,181
Posted By pat5319

Try some other bikes at other shops, Stay away...

Try some other bikes at other shops, Stay away from disc brakes on road bikes for at least a year or two, all but one type ( I can't remember) make a lot of noise or have adjustment issues.
03-13-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,029
Posted By pat5319

Keep looking, you CAN do better!

Keep looking, you CAN do better!
03-10-16, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,695
Posted By pat5319

It may be worthwhile to have a new rim "laced up"...

It may be worthwhile to have a new rim "laced up" with your present hub, especially if it is Italian made vs Japanese/Taiwanese/Chinese. Have shop look at it

If it has a flat spot without much...
03-10-16, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,088
Posted By pat5319

For future reference, As a general rule Aluminum...

For future reference, As a general rule Aluminum bikes, (except "early" models with tube diameters of apx. one inch), tend to transmit a lot if shock and vibration to you body. On shorter rides and...
03-09-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,583
Posted By pat5319

Cyclist vs Biker

Does anyone else dislike being called a biker?
To me and others who have been riding several decades, " biker" means a gang type on a harley
02-04-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By pat5319

Always get the docs OK to do anything

Always get the docs OK to do anything
02-04-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By pat5319

Just get a 105 hub and lace it with a mavic sup...

Just get a 105 hub and lace it with a mavic sup 32 hole ad use your current front
Or lace an 11 speed hub onto your current rim if it is working good for you now
02-04-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By pat5319

So what? Just the first of many

So what? Just the first of many
02-04-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By pat5319

Take the screw to hardware store and find a match...

Take the screw to hardware store and find a match to it
02-04-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By pat5319

It may be your rear derailleur cage hitting a...

It may be your rear derailleur cage hitting a spoke if you are in a low gear
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-15, 01:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By pat5319

Wheels are the easiest and often cheapest way to...

Wheels are the easiest and often cheapest way to improve performance and having two pair can save your a** as wheels "fail" more often than almost anything. I have several sets of wheels for my...
12-26-15, 01:00 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 18,899
Posted By pat5319

There is nuthin wrong with havin "good ****". ...

There is nuthin wrong with havin "good ****".
Often jealousy drives derision of " good ****"
If you've raced seriously you've gotten used to " GS".
If you "body demesions" aren't "average" ya...
03-03-15, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By pat5319

If your pully's are not parallel to your...

If your pully's are not parallel to your freewhell/cassette or if bottom pulley is not slightly outboard on newer campy. You derailleur and/or derailleur hanger are bent. Easily done bumping a door...
03-03-15, 12:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,004
Posted By pat5319

The speacial editions have a suppler sidewall....

The speacial editions have a suppler sidewall. The casings feel like Egyptian cotton, possibly silk vs the poly/cotton of the std srtada
06-02-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By pat5319

I'm 63 I have: 2 road bikes- Seven...

I'm 63
I have: 2 road bikes- Seven Axiom SG Ti. (2x10) Sannino. SLX (2x9)
1 cyclecross- Masi Steel Reynolds 501 (3x9)
1 sport touring- ...
06-02-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,456
Posted By pat5319

Slacker angles tend to have smoother rides. ...

Slacker angles tend to have smoother rides. Steeper angles tend to have better performance
06-02-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 95,531
Posted By pat5319

Who cares, it's probably a bike used to pose on...

Who cares, it's probably a bike used to pose on anyway
07-22-12, 01:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,340
Posted By pat5319

bummer - I've been there 5X 4X-bike 1X on foot

bummer - I've been there 5X 4X-bike 1X on foot
07-22-12, 01:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,886
Posted By pat5319

11-17 mph depending and getting faster

11-17 mph depending and getting faster
07-22-12, 01:29 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 6,568
Posted By pat5319

I've been averaging 169 miles per week, according...

I've been averaging 169 miles per week, according to Strava. I'm going to up milage to 200-300 miles perweek as I've hit plateau in weight loss.

Does this count?
07-22-12, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By pat5319

You can let everything wear out and replace all,...

You can let everything wear out and replace all, (chain, chain-rings, cassette), this can add up big and quick
You can measure your chain regularly with a ruler and hopefully change it before your...
07-22-12, 12:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,667
Posted By pat5319

Remove any metal bits or grit from your brake...

Remove any metal bits or grit from your brake pads with a sharp untensil, and check them often, VERY often if you ride in dirt or rain. Clean your pads and rim regularly as well cheap hair spray...
07-22-12, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By pat5319

Does your rear derailleur cage align with your ...

Does your rear derailleur cage align with your cassette cogs properly, (ie: parallel)? Check by standing behind the bike and eyeball it. It's extremely easy to bend the dropout, derailleur cage or...
07-22-12, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,861
Posted By pat5319

Changing the number of teeth on your ring(s) can...

Changing the number of teeth on your ring(s) can cause problems as the shifting ramps/notches are positioned for certain 34X50, 36X50, 42X52, 39X53. etc. if you chnage one you have to get it to match...
07-21-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,940
Posted By pat5319

This can be an issue as torque values on some...

This can be an issue as torque values on some parts can be as low as 16 ft lbs. I once worked in a shop owned by two arrogant ex-fooball player, wrestler jocks, they reefed everything thing down...
07-21-12, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By pat5319

Most any shop wil have cones to match, I've even...

Most any shop wil have cones to match, I've even had good luck with imperfect matshes
07-05-12, 01:56 AM
07-05-12, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By pat5319

Monday; "did" Mt Spokane, very painful, quite beautiful, maybe epic for old fat gut

I rode to the top of Mt. Spokane Monday for the first time in nearly 15 years, and it hurt! Due to needing new knees and plethora of injuries and other maladies including being 61 years old, in...
07-05-12, 01:23 AM
06-29-12, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By pat5319

Cool! Doubled!

Cool! Doubled!
06-29-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By pat5319

I'm a believer in Brooks saddles, they adjust to...

I'm a believer in Brooks saddles, they adjust to you!
06-29-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By pat5319

Nearly 40 years ago when I was young and fit, the...

Nearly 40 years ago when I was young and fit, the "list" is far from full!
06-29-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By pat5319

Need Inspiration? Check out Ernest Gagnon

This guy got back into riding at 500 lbs!


http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/news/a-bicycle-and-a-few-friends-lead-a-big-man-into-an-even-bigger-world_226368...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-12, 03:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,573
Posted By pat5319

as far as I can go

as far as I can go
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-12, 03:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,547
Posted By pat5319

I buy mine like ski boots and put footbeds in 'em...

I buy mine like ski boots and put footbeds in 'em too!, but, I used to sell ski boots. Now, s to your question Why aren't cycling shoes fitted like ski boots? The reason the cyclling industry...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-12, 03:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By pat5319

Wow, I need a Camera the pics my phone takes...

Wow, I need a Camera the pics my phone takes suck, I be jealous
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06-20-12, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By pat5319

you could try an orthotic such as "superfeet" I...

you could try an orthotic such as "superfeet" I use them in all my shoes they''l fit in. Don't push down as long on your pedals you shoulld be pulling back at the "9 o'clock" position in any case, ...
06-20-12, 02:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,726
Posted By pat5319

I've found that polyester? "do-rags" help or a...

I've found that polyester? "do-rags" help or a cycling cap helps as the sweats tends to drip down the bill, Now, I know you’ll think this is "crazy" when it's really hot I wear 2 layers of wool (...
06-20-12, 02:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By pat5319

ya done good son! I've done rides where I meant...

ya done good son! I've done rides where I meant to do 15 did 2 and wondered if I could make it home. I've had a lot of injuries besides the weight. I rode my age in miles the other day- 61 and did...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-12, 02:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,745
Posted By pat5319

I built a set of wheels about 2-3 yrs ago for my...

I built a set of wheels about 2-3 yrs ago for my new bike ( seven ) I wanted "bombproof" and low maintence. I chose DT 350 hubs w/sealed mech cartridge steel bearings- even if you grind 'em up YOU...
06-20-12, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By pat5319

waterfall

pic of water fall on the trail near fish lake, (between Spokane and Cheney Wa USA), on todays ride of 32 miles - see thread in Clydesdale for did my age ride 61 mi from last week

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