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Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,074
Posted By oldwinger14

Have you looked at Pinarello’s new Paris? Last...

Have you looked at Pinarello’s new Paris? Last Summer, I was considering buying a Prince and tried both. I found the Paris much more suitable to me. Like the original poster, I am a recreational...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,902
Posted By oldwinger14

Helmets and wheels....buy quality, proven brands.

Helmets and wheels....buy quality, proven brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,886
Posted By oldwinger14

On the Sherman Bridge over the Sudbury (MA)...

On the Sherman Bridge over the Sudbury (MA) River.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,255
Posted By oldwinger14

Thanks for your comments and I realize there have...

Thanks for your comments and I realize there have been countless threads on various chain lubes. That is why I worded my original posting the way I did. What I am looking for is very simple response...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 990
Posted By oldwinger14

Been using Orange Seal Endurance for 3 years and...

Been using Orange Seal Endurance for 3 years and only once did I have a puncture that it could not seal. For that, I used my DynaPlug kit to plug the hole, and it worked fine.

You mentioned high...
07-01-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,449
Posted By oldwinger14

Garmin’s Varia combo rear light/radar unit works...

Garmin’s Varia combo rear light/radar unit works great. I don’t ride without it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,854
Posted By oldwinger14

Riding on tubeless for almost 5 years now. To...

Riding on tubeless for almost 5 years now. To date, only 1 puncture that the sealant (Orange) was unable to stop and required a plug. Can’t estimate how many punctures the sealant took care of...
05-22-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,391
Posted By oldwinger14

I may be off base on this but the photos of the...

I may be off base on this but the photos of the 1040 screens displays data that the 1030 Plus already displays, but in a less graphical way. I suspect a firmware update to the 1030 Plus would enable...
05-03-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By oldwinger14

Just follow the recommendations on the Brooks...

Just follow the recommendations on the Brooks website. As for the previous owner not liking the B17 after one ride…..what was he expecting? All saddles and butts need multiple rides and miles to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,162
Posted By oldwinger14

I have a RTL515 and ride it in the Boston...

I have a RTL515 and ride it in the Boston suburbs. Some roads are fairly busy, others are in rural or heavily wooded areas. While the alarm goes off frequently on the busy roads, I find that it keeps...
04-19-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By oldwinger14

There have been lots of threads about the care of...

There have been lots of threads about the care of Brooks saddles. The bottom line and best advice always seems to be “Follow the recommendations published by Brooks”. I have 2 B17s and follow Brooks’...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,164
Posted By oldwinger14

I bought a Cannondale Synapse 105 almost 3 years...

I bought a Cannondale Synapse 105 almost 3 years ago and loved it. Easy and comfortable to ride and a great looking bike. Last Spring, I upgraded to a Ultegra Di2 groupset, and now love it even more.
12-15-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,069
Posted By oldwinger14

Rouvy offers all types of rides - short/long,...

Rouvy offers all types of rides - short/long, recreational/races, city/scenic, etc.. Plus you can also have virtual partners to ride with or ride against. These options, plus real-world rides versus...
12-07-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,538
Posted By oldwinger14

I have. been using Hafny’s bar end mirrors for a...

I have. been using Hafny’s bar end mirrors for a few years and agree that they work well and are unobtrusive. The reflected image is clear and the mounting mechanism makes the mirror simple to...
09-23-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,870
Posted By oldwinger14

My setup is also a Garmin Edge 1030 Plus and a...

My setup is also a Garmin Edge 1030 Plus and a RTL 515 rear light/radar unit. Love the info the 1030 Plus provides and the safety/peace of mind the RTL 515 provides. They work great linked to each...
09-09-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By oldwinger14

Chain maint on a trainer-mounted bike

How often, if ever, should the chain on a trainer-mounted bike be cleaned and re-lubed? In past years, I have not done any chain maintenance since there’s no puddles, road dirt, etc.. to get on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,886
Posted By oldwinger14

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Took this photo of my longtime friend, Joe Walker, who was visiting me in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By oldwinger14

I’m still waiting to hear back from Orbea...

I’m still waiting to hear back from Orbea US….only been 3-4 business days.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 531,947
Posted By oldwinger14

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,115
Posted By oldwinger14

I was in a similar situation over the past month...

I was in a similar situation over the past month looking for a bike that I could permanently mount on my smart trainer. Monitoring eBay, Craigslist and FB Marketplace, I had 10 or so bikes that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By oldwinger14

I picked up the Avant tonight. Took it for a very...

I picked up the Avant tonight. Took it for a very quick test ride to check out the fit, the shifting and brakes, and they all worked great. It has a full Ultegra groupset and I hope I end up liking...
07-24-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,738
Posted By oldwinger14

Like an earlier poster, I also had a hybrid, a...

Like an earlier poster, I also had a hybrid, a Cannondale Quick2 with disc. I wanted a road bike but not one with a overly-aggressive geometry that would be faster but not very comfortable for me....
06-07-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,551
Posted By oldwinger14

In the grand scheme of things, the cost of a...

In the grand scheme of things, the cost of a mirror is miniscule. Stop eyballing and pondering…. As Nike suggests “Just Do It”. 😀
06-06-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,551
Posted By oldwinger14

Glad that you like it. I hope my comments helped.

Glad that you like it. I hope my comments helped.
05-30-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,551
Posted By oldwinger14

I just bought a new Hafney bar-end mirror to...

I just bought a new Hafney bar-end mirror to replace the one I had which was accidentally broken when I was having some work done. I got the anti-glare glass this time. For me, it works great but I...
05-30-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,851
Posted By oldwinger14

The vast majority of people who criticize...

The vast majority of people who criticize tubeless tires as too hard to mount, the chore of adding sealant, and other things they imagine as difficult or not worth it, have never owned or ridden on...
05-09-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,449
Posted By oldwinger14

I took a quick look at the article that you...

I took a quick look at the article that you mentioned. It looked very interesting and I will read it in more detail later. Thx!
05-07-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,449
Posted By oldwinger14

A new Di2 user needs help

I recently had my bike updated with Ultegra Di2 and, so, far, I am very happy with it. I also have a EW-WU111 (D-Fly) wireless unit installed, but do not yet know what role it can play and what...
05-04-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By oldwinger14

A new chain is like getting your car washed. It...

A new chain is like getting your car washed. It may not run any better but it feels better.
04-29-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,115
Posted By oldwinger14

I agree with you completely. If I can get the...

I agree with you completely. If I can get the same model of something for less money, I jump on it. What I meant in my original posting was that my focus is on quality rather than price when...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,313
Posted By oldwinger14

I had a Garmin Edge 1000 for 3+ years and loved...

I had a Garmin Edge 1000 for 3+ years and loved it. The larger display, touchscreen capability and the ability to connect my cadence sensor, heart rate sensor, front light, rear radar/light, and...
03-03-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By oldwinger14

I agree with phughes....follow the very clear...

I agree with phughes....follow the very clear instructions that Brooks has on their website. Too many people have their own techniques which claim to be better. All most of them do is lend to the...
03-02-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By oldwinger14

For 20+ years, one of my passions was teaching...

For 20+ years, one of my passions was teaching people how to drive high performance sports cars on race tracks and road courses. Many of the novice drivers I worked with wanted to either upgrade...
02-28-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By oldwinger14

Go to the Brooks website and follow their...

Go to the Brooks website and follow their recommendations.
02-18-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,532
Posted By oldwinger14

I got a Brooks B17 saddle for Christmas and...

I got a Brooks B17 saddle for Christmas and mounted it on my Cannondale Synapse which is on my smart trainer for the Winter. I have close to 500 miles on it and did not have a break-in period that I...
02-13-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,630
Posted By oldwinger14

Consider your fall, or two, inevitable and part...

Consider your fall, or two, inevitable and part of the indoctrination and education for joining the clipless community. As many stated, other than a bit embarrassing, almost all of these falls are...
01-05-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By oldwinger14

I initially bought a Kom Cycling Sealant Injector...

I initially bought a Kom Cycling Sealant Injector to add sealant (Orange Seal) when needed. Then I read online what should have been obvious to me. I now also use the injector to extract the sealant...
12-28-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,227
Posted By oldwinger14

Tried both Zwift and Rouvy. Liked the real-world...

Tried both Zwift and Rouvy. Liked the real-world videos of Rouvy much better than Zwift’s simulations, which I display on a TV. Been using Rouvy for 2 Winters, and as I learn more about using it,...
12-13-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,044
Posted By oldwinger14

As everyone has said in this thread, you will be...

As everyone has said in this thread, you will be very happy with it. If you plan on buying any locks to either lock the bike(s) to the rack or to the lock the rack to your vehicle, I suggest you buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,734
Posted By oldwinger14

This will not happen with a 1Up rack.The bikes...

This will not happen with a 1Up rack.The bikes are spaced and sinced they are held to the rack by the tires, there is no way the handlebars can move
11-27-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,022
Posted By oldwinger14

My comment wasn't meant to be anything other than...

My comment wasn't meant to be anything other than commentary. I was, by no means, upset with what you wrote. :backpedal:
11-27-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,022
Posted By oldwinger14

I don't think any of us promoting it are...

I don't think any of us promoting it are Garmin/Varia employees....just happy customers!
11-27-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,022
Posted By oldwinger14

I love my Varia RTL515 and will not ride without...

I love my Varia RTL515 and will not ride without it.
10-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,934
Posted By oldwinger14

Geez, you could go from Presta to Schrader to...

Geez, you could go from Presta to Schrader to Presta to Shrader etc and end up with valve stems that are 14 inches high!
No thanks, I will stay with Presta and only use the Convert Air adapters when...
10-12-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,934
Posted By oldwinger14

I prefer not to drill the wheels to go 100%...

I prefer not to drill the wheels to go 100% Shrader. If I did that, there’s no returning to Presta nor do I want to abandon Presta valves completely. As I mentioned earlier, I would most likely only...
10-07-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,488
Posted By oldwinger14

I have yet to use the syringe to extract any...

I have yet to use the syringe to extract any sealant, only to inject it and that was a very simple & clean task. I don't see any reason why extracting with the syringe will be any more difficult.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 531,947
Posted By oldwinger14

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My Cannondale Synapse 105 Disc....sorry for the non-black water...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,887
Posted By oldwinger14

I used to race cars and always wore gloves. I...

I used to race cars and always wore gloves. I also always wear gloves when cycling. I wore gloves in both cases so that, irrespective of the weather and how sweaty my palms got, I always had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By oldwinger14

There are a lot of good deals on eBay but also...

There are a lot of good deals on eBay but also lots of knockoffs.

$15 for "Shimano" cleats from eBay that may or may not be genuine versus $20 for genuine Shimano cleats from CC.... I will pay...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,950
Posted By oldwinger14

As Sal mentioned in his posting, there is no rim...

As Sal mentioned in his posting, there is no rim tape on his Ksyrium Elite wheels. Since he has had the wheels for a few years and I have only had mine since Aug '19, no tape may still be the case....
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