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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By merlin55

water is getting whipped into the grease,...

water is getting whipped into the grease, increasing the volume, which makes the cap pop off. clean the hubs and bearings and repack with boat trailer wheel bearing grease
Forum: Northeast
05-21-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,149
Posted By merlin55

wellfleet to ptown is a very busy road on the...

wellfleet to ptown is a very busy road on the weekends during the summer...fyi
Forum: Triathlon
05-21-12, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By merlin55

only if the piston in your pump is 1.13 inches in...

only if the piston in your pump is 1.13 inches in diameter.....Mr Science
05-21-12, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By merlin55

we rode the course up GMR and then up to the...

we rode the course up GMR and then up to the finish. The last 5 miles is just crushing steep....and the pros did NOT make it look easy as the climbed at about 10 Mph
05-16-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By merlin55

had the same one click per pedal stroke...it was...

had the same one click per pedal stroke...it was a headset that need to be regreased....yet the sound came from the BB area
Forum: Foo
05-16-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By merlin55

Darwin selection fails again

Darwin selection fails again
05-15-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By merlin55

DA 7800 10 spd with 34T cassette for long 15% plus grades

Borrowed my 9 speed Shadow XT rear der from my ATB, and bought a 10 speed SLX cassette (11-34) and a new (longer chain). Works great, just needed to use a shorter rear cable housing. FYI
04-28-12, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By merlin55

Nope, power increases as a cube of the speed. ...

Nope, power increases as a cube of the speed. Double the speed and the power goes up by 8 times. To go from 20 to 22 mph is a 10% increase in speed, but a 33% increase in power (1.1 x 1.1 x 1.1 =...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By merlin55

the pad in your shorts should cover all of the...

the pad in your shorts should cover all of the area of YOU that is in contact with the saddle. Many shorts have pads that are too small. Having a pad that is too small might be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By merlin55

Pro rider's saddle to bar drop of 6 inches or more....what is the story?

How can they ride such large amounts of drop, without their knees hitting their rib cage? I started racing in 1975, was a Cat 2 by 1979 and my position saddle to bar distance hasn't...
04-07-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 42,442
Posted By merlin55

bought a diamond back brand cruiser at a...

bought a diamond back brand cruiser at a sportsgoods store...keep it at the beach...after 6 months and 2 rides went to go ride it and about 10 spokes at broken in the middle of the spoke....cheap...
03-17-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 27,449
Posted By merlin55

Are you sure it is your tailbone? If you bend...

Are you sure it is your tailbone? If you bend over and push on the tailbone, and it is bruised or broken it will hurt like heck. Suffice to say this is a very personal process which I will NOT...
Forum: Foo
03-06-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,459
Posted By merlin55

marinate in Pernot (anise liqueor) and chopped...

marinate in Pernot (anise liqueor) and chopped fresh dill. Cook on grill, skin side up for most of the time, finish briefly skin side down
02-24-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,201
Posted By merlin55

Mine is still in the bookcase...my cycling mentor...

Mine is still in the bookcase...my cycling mentor gave it to me....in 1976. Maybe I should ebay this book
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By merlin55

ditto on the shimano wheels, plus they have cone...

ditto on the shimano wheels, plus they have cone and free ball bearings so you can repack and adjust them....smooth like butta
02-21-12, 11:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,168
Posted By merlin55

1. bought a 1968 paramount in 1975...my first...

1. bought a 1968 paramount in 1975...my first real racing bike....the change from my PX10 beater was huge
2. then a used Gios Torino frame....sweet bike....won more than a few crits
3. a used...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By merlin55

I bought some polycarbonate polarized single...

I bought some polycarbonate polarized single vision prescription sunglasses at costco for about $100. They have anti scratch, glare reduction...and are OK, but it is hard to read the LCD display on...
02-21-12, 09:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,243
Posted By merlin55

I am an engineer in a family in which everybody...

I am an engineer in a family in which everybody works in healthcare....so I have an inside line on getting seen by the "right" doctors. IMHO you need to find a Ortho who is focused on sports...
02-19-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,945
Posted By merlin55

A good sprinter pulls really really hard on the...

A good sprinter pulls really really hard on the bars at the start of their sprint. Many years (maybe 20) ago I was riding next to Ken Carpenter during a sprint....he jumped while we were riding...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-19-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,960
Posted By merlin55

Wont all the heat weaken the tubing? I thought...

Wont all the heat weaken the tubing? I thought TIG is OK since only a little of the tubing is heated, and brazed frames have the lug to add some strength, but Braze over TIG would seems to be sketchy
02-15-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,199
Posted By merlin55

I actually made Lim's receipe, however I did omit...

I actually made Lim's receipe, however I did omit the Amino stuff to reduce the sodium. Easy to make, seems like i cup dry sushi rice, 4 strips bacon, 2 scrambled eggs, and brown sugar. I was never...
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By merlin55

John Howard and Wayne and Dale Stetnia....they...

John Howard and Wayne and Dale Stetnia....they crushed me in Crit in Austin many years ago....riding those EXXON bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-12, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,302
Posted By merlin55

very nice looking garage door, is it real wood?

very nice looking garage door, is it real wood?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,950
Posted By merlin55

the fit of the 2 frames is different, i.e head...

the fit of the 2 frames is different, i.e head tube and top tube....you need to decide based on what you will fit YOU
Forum: Introductions
02-13-12, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By merlin55

commuting can be ok, just depends on the to and...

commuting can be ok, just depends on the to and from...so many people ride here, most cars are considerate...if you don't ride like a jerk

riding and racing....can't be beat, dirt, road, you name...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By merlin55

Garmin Edge 500 heart rate data ?

Can the Edge 500 store the total time spent in each of the 5 heart rate zones during a ride? Or does it just display the current zone while riding? Any other heart rate data features? I downloaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,686
Posted By merlin55

5'11" tall, 78 cm bb to saddle top (along seat...

5'11" tall, 78 cm bb to saddle top (along seat tube) and 56 cm saddle nose to center of bar, and 175 mm cranks. I've got long legs for my height so I ride a 56 cm Top Tube frame with 100 to 110...
02-04-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By merlin55

I live at sea level, but sometimes ride in the...

I live at sea level, but sometimes ride in the mountains up to 12,000 above sea level....riding is ok, you lose about 25% of your power at 12,000, so bring low enough gears and keep track of your...
02-03-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By merlin55

measure from the bearing race to the end of the...

measure from the bearing race to the end of the spindle, the drive side is usuallly longer
02-01-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By merlin55

Exactly. I'm an engineer, I wanted to know if...

Exactly. I'm an engineer, I wanted to know if someone KNEW the reason.

My theory is that the caged bearing on the left side of the hub is because of the off balanced forces when using the Disc...
01-31-12, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By merlin55

Why caged bearing only on Disc Rotor side of Shimano Hub M775

Why caged bearing only on Disc Rotor side of my Shimano Hub, but free ball bearings on the cassetee side, Both sides have 3/16 inch beargs, 11 in the left cage but 13 on the other side.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By merlin55

It was a fluke, I have 3 RL saddles each with...

It was a fluke, I have 3 RL saddles each with 5000 to 10000 miles, and no problems,

but coloradocyclist has a similar Prologo on sale for 39.99...just got a mailer today
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-12, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By merlin55

I replaced my 6 month old Red FD with a Ultegra...

I replaced my 6 month old Red FD with a Ultegra 6700, it was a big improvement, but I had to widen the cage by bending the outer cage a bit to allow me to use the 34T with the 14T and the 13T (the...
01-28-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,381
Posted By merlin55

as an orthodox cyclist I cannot condone the...

as an orthodox cyclist I cannot condone the combination of a BB30 frame with a non BB30 bottom bracket...it is just wrong....
Forum: Foo
01-26-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By merlin55

same as you in all respects

same as you in all respects
01-26-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,830
Posted By merlin55

when sprinting, if you reduce the weight of each...

when sprinting, if you reduce the weight of each rim/tire by .5 lb/wheel, the improvement in your sprint would be if you lost 2 pounds of bodyfat based on basic high school physics....on rotational...
01-25-12, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,476
Posted By merlin55

in the 1970's when I starting riding and racing,...

in the 1970's when I starting riding and racing, white Campy grease was what we used on the H/S, B/B, and hubs. Worked fine on the road bikes.

Now I use Phil green grease on everything...but I'm...
01-24-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,476
Posted By merlin55

wait, I might also have some hi-temp auto wheel...

wait, I might also have some hi-temp auto wheel bearing grease....gotta clean the garage this decade
01-24-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,476
Posted By merlin55

Boat Trailer Grease for Mountain Bike Hub?

Phil Wood green grease seems a little light, or I have some sticky blue Boat Trailer Bearing grease? Will the sticky blue stuff last better? thanks
01-22-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,717
Posted By merlin55

i like fixing things also, but you need to...

i like fixing things also, but you need to consider the value of the bike computer caompared to the value of your time IMHO
01-21-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By merlin55

just use the thin spacer (along with the thicker...

just use the thin spacer (along with the thicker Mavic spacer) that came with you Ultegra cassette...it might be still stuck to the freehub on your old wheels
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,004
Posted By merlin55

follow your doctor's order so you can recover the...

follow your doctor's order so you can recover the first time...and not delay the process by too much too soon (my normal mistake)
Forum: Introductions
01-21-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By merlin55

I've never ridden at Lake Hodges, but also try...

I've never ridden at Lake Hodges, but also try Mt. Israel (off Elfin Forest road) and Daley Ranch (next to Lake Dixon) both are great, and of course in the mountain out east...Cuyumacca state park
01-16-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By merlin55

New tires and shoes...huge improvement

Bought some store branded 2.35 Maxxis tires and new mid range racing shoes....I'm shocked how different and better the bike feels and rides. The kenda small block 8 2.1 tires were good, and the nike...
01-11-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 22,243
Posted By merlin55

more likely 7005 than 7075. I've tried TIG...

more likely 7005 than 7075. I've tried TIG welding 7075 bike parts (old campy road pedals with alloy cages) and the part cracks at the junction of the bead and the part....just saying
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By merlin55

I suggest using a 10 speed chain, with the...

I suggest using a 10 speed chain, with the standard Red chainrings
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,371
Posted By merlin55

shop around any buy some EA90, much, much better...

shop around any buy some EA90, much, much better wheel than the VCL or VCS
01-06-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,836
Posted By merlin55

i've tried, but it didn't work

i've tried, but it didn't work
Forum: Commuting
01-03-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By merlin55

you need to find a Neuro ENT, one that deals with...

you need to find a Neuro ENT, one that deals with balance issues....good luck call the ENT and get the appointment moved up ASAP
01-02-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,797
Posted By merlin55

the best endurance athletes in the world eat dog...

the best endurance athletes in the world eat dog food. Sled dogs have a VO2 max of about almost 300, run for 8 hours a day for a week or more, and are more fit after a week long race than before the...
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