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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,559
Posted By Sidney Porter

When I lived in jax there was a Thursday night...

When I lived in jax there was a Thursday night cyclocross race every week in Sept / oct
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,373
Posted By Sidney Porter

You see more fat swimmers than fat cyclist. There...

You see more fat swimmers than fat cyclist. There are several larger people in my masters swimming that are fast. They all swam in college.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,335
Posted By Sidney Porter

I painted this bike but it was rough to begin...

I painted this bike but it was rough to begin with. I stripped it ti the bare metal. Then a couple coast of primer, color and clear(this was enamel but I laquer is easier to work with but more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,699
Posted By Sidney Porter

yeah the law doesn't want that and I am pretty...

yeah the law doesn't want that and I am pretty sure George rides alone
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,040
Posted By Sidney Porter

I don't think I agree with it. There is,a lot of...

I don't think I agree with it. There is,a lot of strategy in marathons (for the people actually racing not just participating). Since we are comparing to road racing I would think the track and field...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,475
Posted By Sidney Porter

Not on road bikes but my favorite down grade...

Not on road bikes but my favorite down grade would be thumb shifters. They are light, intuitive durable.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,267
Posted By Sidney Porter

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,334
Posted By Sidney Porter

52/42x11-32 8 speed. If I want to hit every gear...

52/42x11-32 8 speed. If I want to hit every gear it is just about every shift when I go to the big ring I shift up 2 in the back the next gear is small ring and drop to a one smaller cog in back. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,738
Posted By Sidney Porter

I have never had tubeless bike tires but in my...

I have never had tubeless bike tires but in my limited experience setting tubeless tires (a wheel barrel) it us a volume issue not a max psi.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,938
Posted By Sidney Porter

What bike rack do you use? 2 or 3 on the roof and...

What bike rack do you use? 2 or 3 on the roof and the remainder on a hitch rack?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,738
Posted By Sidney Porter

As far as the air tool in question. 6 vs 60. I...

As far as the air tool in question. 6 vs 60. I would probably get the hf and see if it works compare the gauge to your compressor. I don't have tubeless how often do you need to seal the tire if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,738
Posted By Sidney Porter

I would not buy a hf tool and expect it to be...

I would not buy a hf tool and expect it to be used every day. That being said I have their purple spray gun, their cheap impact wrench and air hammer. They have all done their job but I use them 2 to...
09-01-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,065
Posted By Sidney Porter

Assuming this can be done what is it going to do...

Assuming this can be done what is it going to do to the geometry?

All of the major bike manufactures make kids hardtail with suspension shocks in a 24 inch wheel. I would buy one of those if the...
08-26-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,740
Posted By Sidney Porter

I have a bikes direct mtb. When I was in the...

I have a bikes direct mtb. When I was in the store (jax fl) I checked out the Windsor the hike looked pretty good but the saddle looked cheap it would get upgraded to leather
08-26-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,740
Posted By Sidney Porter

Bikes direct also has this which looks like the...

Bikes direct also has this which looks like the Electra http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/bistro-7v-city-bikes.htm?gclid=CPmdje_4384CFRaSfgodhLEGhQ
08-26-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,450
Posted By Sidney Porter

In my observation kids understand the twist and...

In my observation kids understand the twist and basic thumb shifters better than the triggers. They learn the triggers but they are not as intuitive

What size wheels was the diamond back? I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,165
Posted By Sidney Porter

My understanding is tgat women's geometry is for...

My understanding is tgat women's geometry is for long legs, short torso. Not all women are built like that. They my also have different seats.

Reach could differ but that should be true for any...
08-24-16, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,863
Posted By Sidney Porter

These videos might be useful to the op. Does you...

These videos might be useful to the op. Does you daughter ride the balance bike like the second video if yes she can balance if no then you need to encourage her.

She still needs to learn pedaling...
08-24-16, 05:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,863
Posted By Sidney Porter

looks like he was using it right and learning...

looks like he was using it right and learning from it. I had a neighbor who's kid always had one foot on the ground for 2 years. When the kid attempted to switch to a pedal bike she still could not...
08-23-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,863
Posted By Sidney Porter

that kid was getting a little bit of coasting so...

that kid was getting a little bit of coasting so probably learning some balancing
08-23-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,863
Posted By Sidney Porter

Obviously both method work. There are at least 5...

Obviously both method work. There are at least 5 skills: balance, pedaling, braking, steering abd situational awareness. I think the strider have the potential to be better with balacing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,550
Posted By Sidney Porter

2 road bikes one sits on a trainer the other gets...

2 road bikes one sits on a trainer the other gets ridden. I also have a mtb and a city bike with racks and fenders
Forum: BMX
08-20-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,358
Posted By Sidney Porter

I watched the gold medal races. We're they even...

I watched the gold medal races. We're they even racing on dirt? The brown looked fake and parts of the track looked like astro turf. Or was it just really packed down? Is that the typical condition...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By Sidney Porter

hijack I was officiating a summer rec league...

hijack
I was officiating a summer rec league swim meet this summer. One of the 16 year old boys was wearing a speedo with USA across the butt. The kid is fast but not olympic fast (50 scm :25:xx)....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-16, 04:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By Sidney Porter

You could also buy a AL frame for 100-150 and...

You could also buy a AL frame for 100-150 and move the parts you have. Then sell the frame that is too big
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By Sidney Porter

my understanding the non drafting is a USA thing....

my understanding the non drafting is a USA thing. Other than the ironman races the pro races seem to be draft legal. It puts the importance on the swim (you need to swim fast enough to get in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By Sidney Porter

I install a set of the tourney 2x7 on a bike for...

I install a set of the tourney 2x7 on a bike for my son. They work fine. I paid 60 for the set wuth cable and housing.

He is 12 they had adjustable reach While the microshift didn't. Microshift...
08-03-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Sidney Porter

If she doesn't like taking he hands of the bars...

If she doesn't like taking he hands of the bars to shift the tourney brifters are 7 speed and they have an adjustable reach. I put a pair on a bike for my 12 year old. They have the thumb shifter...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,517
Posted By Sidney Porter

Did you change pedals?Your post says it came with...

Did you change pedals?Your post says it came with clipless but the images has clips
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By Sidney Porter

I have 3 primary bikes: road, hardtail mtb and a...

I have 3 primary bikes: road, hardtail mtb and a city

The city would be the closest thing to a hybrid. It has racks, fenders pulls a trailer and when I commute to work it is used. It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,447
Posted By Sidney Porter

I would count it. When I ran track we frequently...

I would count it. When I ran track we frequently called the 1600m the mile. In casual conversation it is accepted that 1500m and 1650y is a "mile" in swimming...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-16, 05:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,294
Posted By Sidney Porter

Several people have mentioned climbing and...

Several people have mentioned climbing and hiking. I have watched competitive climbing where it is race to complete the obstacles. But what is competitive hiking? I assume it is a race with some type...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Sidney Porter

My son is 12.5 and 5'2". His first "road" bike...

My son is 12.5 and 5'2". His first "road" bike was a rigid mtb conversion he started riding when he was 9. 33cm frame on 24 inch wheels. It ended up becoming his cyclocross bike.

His road bike is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Sidney Porter

I recently started swimming with a master's...

I recently started swimming with a master's group. My neck and shoulder pain has gone away. I assume from strengthening the neck and shoulder
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,660,136
Posted By Sidney Porter

I really like the bokeh on the picture of the trek

I really like the bokeh on the picture of the trek
05-23-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,252
Posted By Sidney Porter

There us x a drop bar conversion thread in the...

There us x a drop bar conversion thread in the c&v section
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,841
Views: 319,691
Posted By Sidney Porter

I never had a mullet or a tail. Another odd hair...

I never had a mullet or a tail. Another odd hair cut from that period was where guys would get a perm in the back lower 1/2. Another style I didn't have
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,841
Views: 319,691
Posted By Sidney Porter

I recently learned that the Beastie Boys are...

I recently learned that the Beastie Boys are credited with the first use of the term mullet to refer to a hair style. What is odd is it wasn't until 1994 with the song mullet head. I have no idea...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By Sidney Porter

If he is asking 400 he will take 300-375. Offer...

If he is asking 400 he will take 300-375. Offer 300 or 325 an see what happens. I don't know how the bbb comes up with 250. In my observation modern entry level bike store bikes bottom out around...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,740
Posted By Sidney Porter

Being in florida you can also go to a bikes...

Being in florida you can also go to a bikes direct retail store
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,740
Posted By Sidney Porter

If you are satisfied with the bike for your...

If you are satisfied with the bike for your current uses. I would replace the cassette, chainand pickup an inexpensive rd if needed. A 32 or 34 tooth rear should help.

After the ride you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,660,136
Posted By Sidney Porter

As far as the bike ganging on the brick wall. Too...

As far as the bike ganging on the brick wall. Too many shades of black. The frame looks matte while the seat post and stem looks glossier. The wheels are charcoal. If you are going with 1 color I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By Sidney Porter

It is a hard question yo answer objectively. Take...

It is a hard question yo answer objectively. Take shifters comparing a 2x5 down tube to a modern bike with brifters they can both shift smoothly. The down tube is more durable because there isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,384
Posted By Sidney Porter

I put a set of tourney shifters on my son's bike...

I put a set of tourney shifters on my son's bike (7 speed freewheel). Unless you are spending a lot of time in the drops I don't think you need to upgrade them. The thumb shifters get a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Sidney Porter

Are you shifting up front or are you staying in...

Are you shifting up front or are you staying in the middle? With an 8 speed or less I find that you need to simultaneously shift both the front in the back to hit the normal gear order. Input you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,678
Posted By Sidney Porter

At this point the 41 has spoken most would not...

At this point the 41 has spoken most would not buy a bike they thought was ugly. Now we can move on tell us the bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-16, 05:35 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 25,045
Posted By Sidney Porter

I have read that the stomach is the last place to...

I have read that the stomach is the last place to lose fat and conversely the first place to gain weight. Female seem to gain in their thighs, butt, breast and upper arms.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-16, 05:10 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,660,136
Posted By Sidney Porter

The Colnago is in the "granny" ring? I always...

The Colnago is in the "granny" ring? I always thought the "granny" ring was the small ring on a triple. The small ring on the Colnago might be a 42
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,379
Posted By Sidney Porter

Make sure you brakes are not rubbing

Make sure you brakes are not rubbing
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By Sidney Porter

How large of tires will fit? Make it a...

How large of tires will fit? Make it a cross/gravel grinder. Or a dedicated trainer bike.
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