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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By Stormsedge

Blue Loctite and checking your bolts from time to...

Blue Loctite and checking your bolts from time to time (as mentioned by previous posts) is the best route to success here, imo.
08-12-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,928
Posted By Stormsedge

Nope. Not crazy. By comparison, I spent $1000...

Nope. Not crazy. By comparison, I spent $1000 upgrading my old bike to ride a 100 miler...then spent $3500 two months later on a carbon road bike. Coulda been $4500 :notamused: . Try them all, get...
08-12-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By Stormsedge

300 miles in two days is huge mileage...but, each...

300 miles in two days is huge mileage...but, each their own.

Bar ends to start for sure...I have a couple of different Velo Orange bars for my hybrid--using Crazy Bars presently.

If going...
03-15-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,432
Posted By Stormsedge

Yup, looks like you are ready to go. Two things...

Yup, looks like you are ready to go. Two things to consider, however, on hotter days I go through more than one water bottle in ~20 miles -and- the photo perspective suggests to me that your seat...
03-15-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,909
Posted By Stormsedge

<<<<My Schwinn Crosscut can and has done it...

<<<<My Schwinn Crosscut can and has done it all...currently set up to ride with the grandkids. I just had to have a Domane and a FS MTB...neither of which has made made faster or look more skillful.
01-26-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,623
Posted By Stormsedge

I've used Bontrager R2s and R3s in 700x32 for the...

I've used Bontrager R2s and R3s in 700x32 for the last three years on carbon wheels with no issues.

Check your frame clearance before the 32s. Cheers!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,860
Posted By Stormsedge

I have four, but only use my MTB shoe with...

I have four, but only use my MTB shoe with SPD...maybe I should sell some of this other stuff?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 24,058
Posted By Stormsedge

I have 28s on one bike and 32s on the other. I...

I have 28s on one bike and 32s on the other. I predict both will have 32s in the future.
12-09-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,917
Posted By Stormsedge

If you are at home and have the time, leave the...

If you are at home and have the time, leave the tire in the sun for an hour or so to make it more pliable...you may have to wear gloves as they can get quite hot. After mounting/dismounting a couple...
12-05-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,639
Posted By Stormsedge

Go for it. I'm 63 and schedule one a month from...

Go for it. I'm 63 and schedule one a month from April through October. This was my third year, and I trained considerably less than my first year where I was getting at least 70 miles a week. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,007
Posted By Stormsedge

I bought a year end 2017 SL6 Disc after riding...

I bought a year end 2017 SL6 Disc after riding both it and a bit pricier Roubaix. It is a great bike. It came with Vision Metron 40 carbon wheels. We weighed it at the LBS when I picked it...
11-29-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Stormsedge

Just bought a 520+ off another flash sale, so I'm...

Just bought a 520+ off another flash sale, so I'm set for awhile. Cheers!
11-29-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,495
Posted By Stormsedge

60ish and sunny in the E. TN river valley.

60ish and sunny in the E. TN river valley.
11-29-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,330
Posted By Stormsedge

Hydration and rest are my first two thoughts, in...

Hydration and rest are my first two thoughts, in that order. Listen to your body.
11-28-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,173
Posted By Stormsedge

Laptop(s)...purchased them this AM on BF sale at...

Laptop(s)...purchased them this AM on BF sale at Lenovo. I'm good for bike stuff, but I'm watching the guitar gear closely to see if I can pick up a couple of items (that I do not truthfully need).
11-26-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,926
Posted By Stormsedge

That may be, but I've decided to draw the line at...

That may be, but I've decided to draw the line at >45 and rain. I was caught in rain enough this year that I decided to add renders, but I do not have the right clothing for very cold and wet.
11-26-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,511
Posted By Stormsedge

Fast food drink cups...fast food bags. The worst...

Fast food drink cups...fast food bags. The worst for me, though, are the straight piped diesel pickups sneaking up to "roll coal"---the turbo spin up whistle is deafening and startling. I rode a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,092
Posted By Stormsedge

...but it was $1500 more than the black bike I...

...but it was $1500 more than the black bike I bought...oh, $500 for 1mph x 3...I messed up and shoulda bought the red!
11-17-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,516
Posted By Stormsedge

63yo and a new 29" FS about six months ago--not...

63yo and a new 29" FS about six months ago--not because there was anything wrong with the old hardtail. I stick to easy/moderate MTB trails...there are many around here. I only do game trails on...
11-15-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,450
Posted By Stormsedge

I remember my helicopter dets using "helicopter...

I remember my helicopter dets using "helicopter tape" and treating it as gold...couldn't tell you the brand or composition.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,087
Posted By Stormsedge

I had essentially the same decision between 105...

I had essentially the same decision between 105 and Ultegra when I bought mine...went with the nicer group, which happened to include nicer wheels as a bonus. What it gets you on the SL5 in addition...
11-14-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,502
Posted By Stormsedge

Do it, make it an overnight and enjoy the sights.

Do it, make it an overnight and enjoy the sights.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,742
Posted By Stormsedge

I like 28s, but it is definitely frame dependent....

I like 28s, but it is definitely frame dependent. I'm 210 and run 70-75f/80-85r.
11-14-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,450
Posted By Stormsedge

I use 3M and have no basis for a comparison with...

I use 3M and have no basis for a comparison with any other brand. I have found it useful for other things than my bike.
11-14-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,334
Posted By Stormsedge

I notice the writer linked every item to a page...

I notice the writer linked every item to a page where I can buy it...therefore, I doubt the veracity of the claim that no one should wear them. Besides, if cycling isn't fun, what is the point?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,768
Posted By Stormsedge

Doggone those rental bikes...happened to me too!

Doggone those rental bikes...happened to me too!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,521
Posted By Stormsedge

((Sigh))...resisting the urge to trade up. Very...

((Sigh))...resisting the urge to trade up. Very cool Domane!
11-10-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,873
Posted By Stormsedge

Lol...there are men at my gym that spend their...

Lol...there are men at my gym that spend their entire visit leaning on equipment while talking...I don't happen to be one of them as I'm there to work. I do have a short conversation with some from...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,723
Posted By Stormsedge

I have a light fleece balaclava that allows some...

I have a light fleece balaclava that allows some options for neck and head warmth...and some tightly knit fleece gloves (Performance I think, but they are many years old). I keep a larger pair of...
11-09-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By Stormsedge

29F here, but a positive as I have yardwork to...

29F here, but a positive as I have yardwork to do...hope the wind stays down.
Replies: 258
Views: 59,279
Posted By Stormsedge

Started riding in Jan17, switched to Domane in...

Started riding in Jan17, switched to Domane in Jul17, rode my first century in Oct17 at Clarksville, TN...the Sunrise Century. Fairly flat, good ride...finished in the last two dozen or so.:thumb:
11-09-19, 06:09 AM
11-09-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,873
Posted By Stormsedge

Go Navy. Retired Navy here too, and I do miss...

Go Navy. Retired Navy here too, and I do miss going to the base gyms (nothing near here)...I do not miss the tightly packed shipboard gyms, however. Those with military service at my Y, and many of...
11-09-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,873
Posted By Stormsedge

I'm careful of my back, and have had issues in...

I'm careful of my back, and have had issues in the past (degenerative discs), but I work it in my schedule three days a week. Almost always do some basics with it on the off days. Improper form and...
11-09-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By Stormsedge

For me, proper layers---not too heavy (learned...

For me, proper layers---not too heavy (learned the hard way)...and something to break the wind a bit. I listen to my body...my feet and hands are good indicators of how well I've dressed/adapted to...
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,139
Posted By Stormsedge

Bobcats are beautiful in the wild. Very cautious...

Bobcats are beautiful in the wild. Very cautious and rarely seen...I've been lucky enough to see one in the wild in my +50 years of messing around in the woods. Very cool.
11-03-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Stormsedge

I'm in Cleveland. I do not know of any bike swap...

I'm in Cleveland. I do not know of any bike swap meets in these parts, but if you scare something up close by let me know and I'll meet you for coffee and a walk about. Cheers!
11-02-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,132
Posted By Stormsedge

Btw, when you find something, I'll be interested...

Btw, when you find something, I'll be interested to hear it and see if I can apply it to myself (and my bike). Happy hunting!
11-02-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,132
Posted By Stormsedge

If you still have the old bike, get a picture of...

If you still have the old bike, get a picture of her from the side in riding position on both and see if there is an obvious difference that may be affecting her mechanical efficiency. Also note her...
11-02-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,132
Posted By Stormsedge

I have a Domane. Looking at a picture of the...

I have a Domane. Looking at a picture of the Capella, the Domane is a more relaxed frame...doesn't make it slower, just different. I spent some time with mine to get fit where I wanted it. I'd...
10-31-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,680
Posted By Stormsedge

I was dead last in a local 100K and the SAG...

I was dead last in a local 100K and the SAG vehicle missed my position and picked up all the turn signs ahead of me. I'm on a crossroads in the country looking at the route sheet and trying to...
10-31-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,873
Posted By Stormsedge

And, whoa, look at the time! Signing off to go to...

And, whoa, look at the time! Signing off to go to the gym. Cheers!
10-31-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,873
Posted By Stormsedge

A good friend of mine who is approaching 70 and...

A good friend of mine who is approaching 70 and has been doing chemo for quite a period was told by his doctor to start hitting the weights (not big weights) as his bone density is falling off due to...
10-30-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,046
Posted By Stormsedge

Pick the one that rides the best. I doubt in...

Pick the one that rides the best. I doubt in practice that there will be a difference. I think mine is a 1x11, but I honestly just had to look at my bike specs in my phone. I bought it to get off...
10-30-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,873
Posted By Stormsedge

I like the weights too. Been doing them off and...

I like the weights too. Been doing them off and on for >35 years (now 63). I go to the gym M-F, and almost never on weekends. I have a homegrown five day "heavy" lift program I typically break up...
10-30-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,088
Posted By Stormsedge

Check your LBS(s) for any new take-offs...I got a...

Check your LBS(s) for any new take-offs...I got a set of new Mavic Aksiums with tires on the cheap that someone swapped for a higher priced wheelset on a new bike.
10-30-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By Stormsedge

I have a PNW (Cascade model I think)......

I have a PNW (Cascade model I think)... affordable, works great. Company seems to have a good reputation when I researched it.
10-30-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,577
Posted By Stormsedge

Ignore the mean people and ride on! Consider...

Ignore the mean people and ride on! Consider that many of the comments were fired from smelly lounge chairs by folks who change their keyboards bc of the cookie crumbs and donut flakes that cause...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By Stormsedge

I'd do the 11-34...I plan to change to that if I...

I'd do the 11-34...I plan to change to that if I ever wear out my 11-32. 63yo, 210lb...and you are sustaining higher averages than me...hilly here, the 11-34 should really help you on the hills over...
10-14-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,155
Posted By Stormsedge

I'm using Catalyst pedals on my FS KHS. I like...

I'm using Catalyst pedals on my FS KHS. I like them a lot better than my old eggbeaters. Won't ever go back and plan on putting a set on my hybrid as well.

https://pedalinginnovations.com/
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