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08-24-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By tallbikeman

These old Schwinn Varsity's were designed to be...

These old Schwinn Varsity's were designed to be cheap, durable, with very slack head and seat post angles. Lots of room around the original 27x1 1/4 tires for fenders. It has 700c now but will fit...
08-23-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By tallbikeman

changes, changes

I love older paid for long ago bicycles. It is easy and cheap to modify their systems, put on new wheel sets, try something new. Kirby999 like you I don't want to have unused gearing on a bicycle. ...
08-11-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By tallbikeman

supermatt9 modern seats rely on your sit bones...

supermatt9 modern seats rely on your sit bones and perineum area to provide the support for whatever body weight that is not on your arms/hands. Be especially careful about the perineum area. It is...
08-09-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By tallbikeman

So easy to put calories of all kinds into your...

So easy to put calories of all kinds into your body. I'm fighting a battle with myself at this time to get my weight into the 235lb range. Lots of exercise will not negate a bad food choice. I've...
07-02-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By tallbikeman

That is a very cool rebuild. I use pedal...

That is a very cool rebuild. I use pedal extenders because my size 14 feet will hit the rear forks if I don't. The older steel MTB's were built with so many features that one can build everything...
06-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,548
Posted By tallbikeman

I bicycle road raced in the 1970's and even then...

I bicycle road raced in the 1970's and even then because of my frame size I would switch over to bar end shifters.
06-15-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,548
Posted By tallbikeman

Jim Dandy Very Cool Bike. Love the color and...

Jim Dandy Very Cool Bike. Love the color and Bianchi brand decals all over it. I'm sure it is fast. Hopefully more spokes less spoke breakage.
06-15-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,548
Posted By tallbikeman

What a beautiful bike. Old school Campy Record...

What a beautiful bike. Old school Campy Record maybe? Very very nice. At my present age it would stay in one gear all the time because of the shifter locations. Still a freewheel 5 or 6 speed?...
05-31-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,548
Posted By tallbikeman

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Took a while to find this picture of my other heavily used bicycle. ...
05-31-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,548
Posted By tallbikeman

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My fastest road bike out in the gravel. 1980's Nishiki 68cm Sebring....
05-31-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,548
Posted By tallbikeman

This is just a real cool looking bicycle. I...

This is just a real cool looking bicycle. I remember full chrome steel bicycles in the 70's and 80's. This is a real nice find and I'm sure it will ride fine.
05-25-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,548
Posted By tallbikeman

camjr this is one of the older bikes if not the...

camjr this is one of the older bikes if not the oldest in these posts. Is that a French made frame and fork? I see all the old Japanese components which were looked down upon at the time but worked...
05-24-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,321
Posted By tallbikeman

You are doing a great job of losing weight and...

You are doing a great job of losing weight and keeping it off. After closer reading of your entries I note that you seem to have a problem finding safe places to ride. All of us have this problem...
05-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,747
Posted By tallbikeman

Oneder, good for your mother. Our class had a...

Oneder, good for your mother. Our class had a few dropouts but most stayed to the end. Intermittent fasting is a good thing in my book but there a bunch of different fasting techniques out there so...
05-06-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By tallbikeman

I bought a used Shimano 700c wheelset last year...

I bought a used Shimano 700c wheelset last year off of Craigslist here locally that have 16 spokes up front and 20 on the rear. The rims are a shallow V or U shape and the rear wheel has offset...
04-19-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,777
Posted By tallbikeman

Captain Belly congratulations on your weight loss...

Captain Belly congratulations on your weight loss and your return to pleasurable bicycle riding. I raced road in the 1970's and one of the things that was stressed by the coach was not to push and...
04-13-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,777
Posted By tallbikeman

No matter the levels of exercise or what food you...

No matter the levels of exercise or what food you eat the battle is won at the table. I've heard people say they have a metabolic problem that puts pounds on no matter what. Stop eating and see how...
04-09-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,836
Posted By tallbikeman

My goals for 2020 is to not get Covid-19, lose...

My goals for 2020 is to not get Covid-19, lose more weight and keep riding my bicycles. I started at 282lbs last March and am down to 234lbs using Myfitnesspal. A healthy BMI weight is my ultimate...
04-09-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,255
Posted By tallbikeman

Another take on cycle clothing

Due to skin cancer issues I buy long sleeve Coolibar fitness shirts. I usually buy the sportier fitness shirts meant for hot weather. I find they work well as layers in the winter also. I use...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,987
Posted By tallbikeman

At 67 I let my body dictate the exercise level...

At 67 I let my body dictate the exercise level for the day. I definitely have easy days where I exercise little or at a very easy pace. On the other hand if I'm feeling it I'll push hard. Good...
02-08-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,370
Posted By tallbikeman

Wilfred those are some funny/true comments about...

Wilfred those are some funny/true comments about bad behavior between us civilized humans. I've been laughing for a while now. Thanks.
12-17-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 26,789
Posted By tallbikeman

The only thing that favored me when I raced...

The only thing that favored me when I raced bicycles was my speed downhill. I never quite understood why I was faster than lighter people but I was. I would top out on long regular 7% highway...
12-08-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,323
Posted By tallbikeman

9/23 I hit 245lbs. I finally hit 239lbs this...

9/23 I hit 245lbs. I finally hit 239lbs this week. I am cutting calories from what Myfitnesspal allows me to eat to get this result.
12-06-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By tallbikeman

I went through a phase of having Shimano IGH hubs...

I went through a phase of having Shimano IGH hubs on at least one bicycle. I started with a 7 speed coaster model which worked very well on a little used bicycle. I then progressed to a 7 speed...
12-04-19, 01:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,323
Posted By tallbikeman

Excellent work Panic. Losing weight is a war...

Excellent work Panic. Losing weight is a war with yourself and you are winning. Good luck.
10-22-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 26,789
Posted By tallbikeman

Reward Bicycle

Zjrog how are you doing? I'm down to 243lbs now and still dropping weight. Been thinking about building a faster bicycle. As you know I love yesteryears giant frame 10 speeds. They are...
10-21-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,225
Posted By tallbikeman

proper bicycle sizing

I find that a little larger is generally better than a little smaller in frame sizing. Stand over clearance is really only an issue for mountain biking or if a person bought a ridiculously large...
10-20-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,250
Posted By tallbikeman

26" Schwinn Varsity

Vintage Schwinn you are right about the taller size Schwinn Varsity becoming more scarce. I see them on Craigslist with some amazing price tags lately. You are so right about the build quality of...
09-29-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,378
Posted By tallbikeman

Which frame material should I buy on my next...

Which frame material should I buy on my next bicycle. This is such a loaded question with no good real world answer. I've looked all over the internet trying to get a handle on real world...
09-29-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,250
Posted By tallbikeman

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09-23-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 26,789
Posted By tallbikeman

morning weight ritual

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08-31-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,225
Posted By tallbikeman

Dirt and gravel road riding on skinnier tires

I started riding on gravel and dirt roads in earnest about 10 years ago after moving closer to a very nice dirt country road area. I started on a MTB bike with 2.0 inch tires and have progressed...
07-23-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,323
Posted By tallbikeman

Congratulations to all for your hard work at...

Congratulations to all for your hard work at losing weight. 282lbs on March 7th with uncontrolled blood pressure. Lots of pills now and down to 254lbs. I too use Myfitnesspal. The plateaus are...
06-30-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,410
Posted By tallbikeman

Your SPD's may have wear and tear that keeps them...

Your SPD's may have wear and tear that keeps them from functioning properly. The same for the cleats. I used to oil my SPD's regularly on the moving bits and pieces and this made them work much...
06-23-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,410
Posted By tallbikeman

I'm so sorry to hear about your seat hurting you....

I'm so sorry to hear about your seat hurting you. After 50 plus years of riding my regular seat with nose gave me a severe case of prostatitis. This led me to noseless seats which I am now riding...
06-17-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,410
Posted By tallbikeman

As mentioned the seatpost can be used to push the...

As mentioned the seatpost can be used to push the seat backwards and a longer stem can be used to push the handlebars forward. The handlebars should never be so close to your knees as you pedal as...
06-02-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,591
Posted By tallbikeman

beautiful new red bicycle

What a lovely bicycle. I like your personal saddle. Stand over height is only really important if you are mountain biking. A high bar can pole vault you down the cliff if you can't reach the...
05-23-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,410
Posted By tallbikeman

Rivendell bicycles is another company that offers...

Rivendell bicycles is another company that offers a lot of choices for standover height with proper reach dimensions. As several have pointed out the more you clear that top bar the more you will be...
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