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04-24-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By rodrigaj

The sugino requires a JIS taper BB. My Phil BB is...

The sugino requires a JIS taper BB. My Phil BB is ISO taper.
04-24-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By rodrigaj

fietsbob- I just turned 62 yrs.:) I have a...

fietsbob- I just turned 62 yrs.:)

I have a Jamis touring bike that I might experiment with, especially when biking in southwest WI. But the Mondonico stays at 30. I find it gives me the high...
04-23-11, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By rodrigaj

Thanks for the replies. All three chainrings have...

Thanks for the replies. All three chainrings have to be replaced. I called Peter White and they are sending a TA 50/40/30 set.

I was concerned about performance and compatibility, but I am told...
04-22-11, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By rodrigaj

TA Chainrings Replacement for Campy Chorus Triple?

Has anyone had experience replacing Campy Chorus Triple chainrings with TA chainrings (50/40/30)? Branford has these and Peter White has them.

I have a Phil bottom bracket that is asymmetrical....
06-15-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By rodrigaj

Not from what I have read - only one device. ...

Not from what I have read - only one device.

I just routed a series of rides on ridewithgps.com and experimented with tracks and routes and everything went smoothly until I got to a 70 mile ride...
06-14-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By rodrigaj

Thanks vinced. I think what I will do is get the...

Thanks vinced. I think what I will do is get the DVD and keep the microSD card as well. Best of both worlds.

I tried the TracBack method before my post and was very frustrated with the results....
06-13-10, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By rodrigaj

I'll resurrect this thread, rather than start a...

I'll resurrect this thread, rather than start a new one.

I just purchased the Garmin 60CSX.

Vinced, since you are a self-described GPS Garmin "enthusiast", here is a question for you:

Is...
08-17-09, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By rodrigaj

During and after a bike ride. Bob Anderson...

During and after a bike ride. Bob Anderson (http://www.amazon.com/Stretching-20th-Anniversary-Revised-Anderson/dp/0936070226/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250514963&sr=8-1) has a whole chapter on...
08-10-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By rodrigaj

Yes it is. Call Garmin. (I'm on my 4th Garmin...

Yes it is. Call Garmin. (I'm on my 4th Garmin 305). No way to recover the lost data. The unit was off.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-09, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By rodrigaj

Planet bike makes a nice one: ...

Planet bike makes a nice one:

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/1029.html

I've had mine for 2 years and although I have the top of the line Topeak floor pump, there are times when I have to use the...
07-27-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By rodrigaj

Cadence is how fast you are pedaling. You can...

Cadence is how fast you are pedaling. You can calculate it very easily, if you want. Count the number of pedal strokes in 6 seconds and multiply it by ten. A computer makes it easier.

Efficient...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By rodrigaj

The threaded vs unthreaded cartridge cost...

The threaded vs unthreaded cartridge cost difference is a fact. If spending 80 cents more per cartridge bothers you get the unthreaded type.

I personally like the threaded cartridge because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By rodrigaj

This is the cheapest of the planet bike kits...

This is the cheapest of the planet bike kits available. You can also buy extra threaded cartridges in bulk from this same ebay vendor. I bought one and within a couple of days I had a flat. It works...
07-27-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By rodrigaj

Garmin edge 305 with cadence and HR. Before...

Garmin edge 305 with cadence and HR.

Before that I had the polar 725i.

I have always had HR and cadence functions on my bikes (since they were made available), but with the advent of the polar...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By rodrigaj

PBK???...

PBK??? (http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A6014)

$72.44 and not in stock (as usual)

The fascination with PBK escapes me.
07-25-09, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By rodrigaj

Monique Ryan's Sport Nutrition for Endurance...

Monique Ryan's Sport Nutrition for Endurance Athletes (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1931382964)will answer your nutrition question.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By rodrigaj

It might end up costing $20 more because the...

It might end up costing $20 more because the cleats that come with the keo classics are the grip style that are very hard to clip into. In fact, I was ready to return the pedals and cleats to my LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By rodrigaj

I would much rather they manufactured a reliable...

I would much rather they manufactured a reliable product....or maybe I've been unlucky....4th edge 305 in 2 years....all replaced under warranty. Alright company, indeed.
07-22-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By rodrigaj

If I were to buy my Garmin Edge 305 over, I would...

If I were to buy my Garmin Edge 305 over, I would buy it at REI. Their prices might not be the best, but I would have been able to return the unit and get a new one, without a hassle. I am on my 4th...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By rodrigaj

I never ride without my 140L Dinotte tail light...

I never ride without my 140L Dinotte tail light in the blink mode. Same with my 600L up front. Day time, night time, doesn't matter. You have to get the attention of drivers these days.

One of my...
07-17-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,559
Posted By rodrigaj

I subscribe to the Bicycle Mechanics,...

I subscribe to the Bicycle Mechanics, Electronics, 50+, Framebuilders, LD, Road Cycling, Training & Nutrition subforums.

There are issues raised on the 50+ forum that are unique and that will...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,230
Posted By rodrigaj

Bell Furio here. Best helmet I've had. ...

Bell Furio here. Best helmet I've had.

Several things to consider:

1. Fit. Try as many helmets on as you can. Personally, I am not a big fan of sticking spacer foam in a helmet to make it fit....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 03:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,281
Posted By rodrigaj

If you sweat a lot, it's a hopeless quest. Good...

If you sweat a lot, it's a hopeless quest. Good luck.

I've tried halo, sweatgutr, headsweats (all of them), cycling caps (visor up), and my latest buffwear original.

The best is the buffwear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-09, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Posted By rodrigaj

The Keo Grip Cleats suck. The rubber interferes...

The Keo Grip Cleats suck. The rubber interferes with clipping in.

But Keo makes the bimaterial cleat (https://shop.sunrisecyclery.com/item/42175) that has no rubber and works.

My Keo Classic...
06-29-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,439
Posted By rodrigaj

I do a 27 mile ride from Sept to end of November...

I do a 27 mile ride from Sept to end of November every other day. I start the ride at 4:00AM. It takes me about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. I eat nothing, and drink only water. I don't think you need to...
06-29-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,346
Posted By rodrigaj

Tom- do you know why none of the soloist ride...

Tom- do you know why none of the soloist ride recumbents?

It would appear that the neck problems and visual problems would go away.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
Posted By rodrigaj

Red winged blackbird. They will attack from...

Red winged blackbird.

They will attack from behind, swooping down on you. Occasionally they will land on your helmet and peck at it.

Keep riding, ignore them, they are protecting their nests...
06-27-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,346
Posted By rodrigaj

At least 90min-2hr.

At least 90min-2hr.
06-27-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,346
Posted By rodrigaj

Your welcome. I just received it yesterday...

Your welcome.

I just received it yesterday and watched it last night. It's a truly great documentary on so many different levels. Although RAAM is the focus, the real story is the meaning of human...
06-27-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By rodrigaj

As others have said, they can't be compared and...

As others have said, they can't be compared and they are both bogus. Having said that, using one device consistently will give you a relative flavor of calories burned, one day to the next. My polar...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-09, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,259
Posted By rodrigaj

My family rented in NYC for many years. My mom...

My family rented in NYC for many years. My mom and stepdad still do.

Read your lease. They will have a clause in there that allows for changes like this. My guess is that this came about because...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By rodrigaj

+1 NGear. The third eye fang is a POS. I...

+1 NGear. The third eye fang is a POS.

I have NGear on all my bikes. Lifetime warranty on all the parts. The stainless steel bolt got damaged somehow and the NGear guy sent out a new bolt plus the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,641
Posted By rodrigaj

In addition to all of the other responses, self...

In addition to all of the other responses, self message with The Stick (http://www.thestick.com/) has helped me.
06-26-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,346
Posted By rodrigaj

http://bicycledreamsmovie.com/

http://bicycledreamsmovie.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By rodrigaj

The smell adds to the character: ...

The smell adds to the character:

http://rouleur.cc/recent-features/238-coppibike
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 03:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,970
Posted By rodrigaj

Training and Nutrition had a recent thread: ...

Training and Nutrition had a recent thread:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=554521

Cadence is something you want to work on if you want to be a better cyclist. Having a cadence...
06-24-09, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By rodrigaj

Just to be clear. When I was referring to a...

Just to be clear. When I was referring to a steady cadence, I do it by shifting.

I have a triple FD and I use all three gears. Literally, I shift all the time.
06-23-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By rodrigaj

My FD cable broke several days ago and I was...

My FD cable broke several days ago and I was forced to pedal the way you describe your pedaling technique; I had to pedal like crazy and then coast. Looking at my stats after the ride, my heart beat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By rodrigaj

Airuis Retro Mesh Half Finger Cycling Gloves,...

Airuis Retro Mesh Half Finger Cycling Gloves, Medium, Natural (http://www.amazon.com/Airuis-Finger-Cycling-Gloves-Natural/dp/B000BMNQSA)

Nothing special about these, but that is the style that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By rodrigaj

The bits and bytes weigh too much.

The bits and bytes weigh too much.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By rodrigaj

I tried a long sleeve Ibex and the fit and cut...

I tried a long sleeve Ibex and the fit and cut were awful. I'm comparing it to Kucharik (http://www.kucharikclothing.com/-c-43.html?osCsid=0556cb88ad071b054a3ff402f2a0b40b). Ibex is off my list.

I...
06-22-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,347
Posted By rodrigaj

Mount:...

Mount: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=553893

Case: the two halves are used to apply pressure to the battery spring connection. The glue fatigues under normal ride conditions and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-09, 11:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,834
Posted By rodrigaj

No pain. I'm 60 yrs old and have arthritis...

No pain.

I'm 60 yrs old and have arthritis in the neck vertebrae, large toe of right foot, right elbow. I take no medication. Believe it or not, bicycling lessens the pain of arthritis.

A...
06-21-09, 11:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,347
Posted By rodrigaj

I would be happy if someone else (Polar?) became...

I would be happy if someone else (Polar?) became a competitor.

Garmin has had no competition in the HRM/GPS/Bicycle market.

The only Garmin product that I will ever own is my Garmin Edge 305....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,078
Posted By rodrigaj

Very timely thread. My mount for my 305 broke...

Very timely thread. My mount for my 305 broke today. Fortunately, I happened to look down just before the last bit of plastic was ready to break. Looks like a tie wrap around the whole unit / stem is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By rodrigaj

Hot glue (fabric glue stick). Holds through...

Hot glue (fabric glue stick).

Holds through washing, yet can be pulled apart with no damage to the fabric. I use it on helmet straps and on my Camelbak shoulder straps.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,702
Posted By rodrigaj

What are your goals for the ride? Recovery...

What are your goals for the ride?

Recovery day... ride easy.
Interval day...ride hard.
Smell the roses day...walk.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By rodrigaj

+1 on early morning rides. Have everything ready...

+1 on early morning rides. Have everything ready so I don't waste 30min looking for jersey, shorts, water bottles, pumping tires, etc...

Having said that, lets be honest, the prep"gearing up" for...
06-20-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By rodrigaj

What do you do that has you commuting home so...

What do you do that has you commuting home so early in the morning?

I love early morning rides. During the school year, from Sept to the end of Nov, I ride morning 4AM rides.

Absolutely, the...
06-19-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By rodrigaj

Erythropoietin...

Erythropoietin (http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/epo.html)
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