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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-17, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 16,387,995
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Diamondback Century Disc... ...

Diamondback Century Disc...

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I put a 16GB card into the unit and did the...

I put a 16GB card into the unit and did the update. It worked fine. I made sure that the card was freshly formatted in order to guarantee that there was nothing taking up space.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-17, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Garmin Edge Touring GPS

I recently bought a Garmin Edge Touring GPS. I found out that many people have encountered problems with updating maps on this unit. I just wanted to let everyone know that if you have one of these,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,568
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I have a Century Disc and love it. Mine is a 60cm...

I have a Century Disc and love it. Mine is a 60cm frame. The carbon version of this bike is quite a bit lighter, but, I can tell you this: The steering geometry is excellent. The ride is very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-17, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I am a big fan of Performance Bike. They have...

I am a big fan of Performance Bike. They have always treated me right. Prices are low. They run sales all the time. I do all my own work, but, the Columbus, Ohio store does have an ace mechanic.
02-27-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,873
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Forte gel-filled saddle. No sore bum for me.

Forte gel-filled saddle. No sore bum for me.
02-27-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,995
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I carry a D3100 Nikon on rides because it has a...

I carry a D3100 Nikon on rides because it has a light, polycarbonate body. I shoot professionally. I have a Nikon 18-105mm that I put on the camera. when I shoot travel photos. I use that lens when I...
02-20-17, 02:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Watch out with that compressor. Pumps can be had...

Watch out with that compressor. Pumps can be had for under $20 if you shop around. I have a two-way mini that I bought a few years ago (Giant branded). It fits in a handle bar bag or a rear Topeak...
02-20-17, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By MickeyMaguire

That's with the water bottles empty. I will be...

That's with the water bottles empty. I will be adding a rack to the back and a bag in order to pack along a camera, Pearl Izumi Barrier jacket, pump, extra tube, flat tools, and a few emergency...
02-20-17, 01:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,675
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I have written books on different subjects. ...

I have written books on different subjects.

Get Happy, Write Away (positive thinking and motivation)
Ninja Mind Tricks (mental discipline, goal setting, relaxation techniques, connecting with...
02-19-17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By MickeyMaguire

New Bike - Diamondback Century Disc

I went to Performance Bike in search of a Sportif for casual riding around farmland in Mid Ohio. Well, they did not have the model I wanted in my size (58 to 60 cm). I found a Diamondback Century...
02-19-17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By MickeyMaguire

As a kid I had pretty oily skin, ubt, my hands...

As a kid I had pretty oily skin, ubt, my hands have always been dry. At fifty-eight, I do get dry patches on occasion and I use Corn Huskers lotion to get ride of them.
02-19-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,675
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Steve Martin said that he bought a Kindle because...

Steve Martin said that he bought a Kindle because it could hold 3200 books. then he filled it. Now, he says he can't lift it. :p

I am an author and all of my books are available in e-book formats...
02-19-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,675
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Nice collection.

Nice collection.
04-15-16, 11:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,631
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Have you ever tried whole wheat pitas rather than...

Have you ever tried whole wheat pitas rather than a regular loaf of bread? I make most sandwiches with pitas these days. White bread also contributes to diabetes.
04-15-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,631
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Yep, gluten free is getting popular for these...

Yep, gluten free is getting popular for these reasons.
04-15-16, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Yep, I am leaning that direction. I had a...

Yep, I am leaning that direction. I had a custom-made bike when I used to race. The Roubaix has a similar feel.
04-15-16, 11:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,961
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Whatever bike someone buys is their own decision,...

Whatever bike someone buys is their own decision, ultimately. My advice to someone would be buy what you can afford without hardship in another other way. Ride for the sheer joy of riding. It's good...
04-15-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By MickeyMaguire

There are times when my blood pressure meds cause...

There are times when my blood pressure meds cause a little dizziness.
04-15-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,475
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Just before a deer runs, it drops about six...

Just before a deer runs, it drops about six inches in front and a little more in the rear. Then, it bolts with a bound. Be set to slow down a bit and you'll miss it.
04-15-16, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Time for a new bike

I saw that Performance Bike has big sales going on-- as usual-- but, with the income tax refund being what it is, I have lots of extra money to put toward some recreational activities. So... I am...
09-14-14, 05:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,076
Posted By MickeyMaguire

hattori hanzo... assassinated general Nobunaga...

hattori hanzo... assassinated general Nobunaga which resulted in Tokugawa becoming shogun. Interesting choice of words.

BTW... My wife and I will most likely be moving to Vero Beach some time in...
09-14-14, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,801
Posted By MickeyMaguire

lol... especially the Amazonian females.

lol... especially the Amazonian females.
09-14-14, 05:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,101
Posted By MickeyMaguire

And women get turned on by it.

And women get turned on by it.
08-31-14, 04:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,177
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I always carry a pump with me when I ride (and a...

I always carry a pump with me when I ride (and a spare inner tube). 700x25 tires should be able to handle a pretty good amount of bumps without too much trouble. Regarding pinch flats, however, two...
08-31-14, 04:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,634
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I write books, read a lot, and have a lot of...

I write books, read a lot, and have a lot of hobbies and income streams. I am also an artist working in pen & ink, watercolor, calligraphy, photography (wrote a book titled "Frame That Shot"). I...
08-25-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,782
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I have a 2012 Absolute2 with Tiagra components....

I have a 2012 Absolute2 with Tiagra components. The bike shifts like silk and is pretty quick. The only time I wish I were in the drops (racing configuration), thus far, have been days with a pretty...
08-24-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,117
Posted By MickeyMaguire

There is a twelve-step program.

There is a twelve-step program.
08-23-14, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By MickeyMaguire

My wife and I could never ride a tandem. I spin...

My wife and I could never ride a tandem. I spin and she is a pedal pusher.
08-23-14, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Hi Carsten. Welcome to the forum. Cycling is...

Hi Carsten. Welcome to the forum. Cycling is great for fun and fitness. I am fifty-six years old and starting riding bicycles at age four. I plan to ride until I die. That said, I want to ride at...
08-21-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I put the bike on CL and it sold in a single day....

I put the bike on CL and it sold in a single day. I could have sold twenty of these things if I had them. A gentleman in his mid 70s bought the bike and is thrilled with it. He is an avid Cannondale...
08-18-14, 01:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,918
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I have been known to wrap a Nikon D3100 in a...

I have been known to wrap a Nikon D3100 in a Pearl Izumi Barrier jacket and put it in the rear bag on my bike for a few shots on the ride. That works out great because the Nikon is 14.2 mega-pixels...
08-18-14, 01:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By MickeyMaguire

When I was about fifteen-years-old, my older...

When I was about fifteen-years-old, my older brother came home from work and pulled his car into the garage and forgot to close the door. We had two Columbia "ten-speed" bikes in the garage. They...
08-18-14, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Very nice. Did you paint it, or just remove...

Very nice. Did you paint it, or just remove decals?
08-18-14, 12:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,851
Posted By MickeyMaguire

If you want to measure the difference between old...

If you want to measure the difference between old bikes and new, for power transfer (torque) the stiffness of the rear triangle makes a big difference in road bikes from low-price, to mid-range, to...
08-17-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,695
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Ten years later... Paramount was still king....

Ten years later... Paramount was still king. LeTour and Super LeTour were both nice bikes. There was one between the LeTours and Paramount. I forget what it was called.
08-17-14, 01:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,663
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Sad news. Robin was also in the early stages of...

Sad news. Robin was also in the early stages of Parkinson's and had a great deal of difficulty with that-- according to his widow.
08-17-14, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I was once told that stimulation, from vibration,...

I was once told that stimulation, from vibration, can cause this. With that in mind, maybe it was the motorcycle, not the bicycle, but it may have been either one or the combination.
08-17-14, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By MickeyMaguire

That's an idea. Maybe I can rally the troops and...

That's an idea. Maybe I can rally the troops and do something around Mid Ohio.
08-17-14, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By MickeyMaguire

HawkOwl... Here's wishing you a total recovery.

HawkOwl... Here's wishing you a total recovery.
08-17-14, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I love this!

I love this!
08-17-14, 12:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By MickeyMaguire

The frame is stiff enough that it would still be...

The frame is stiff enough that it would still be sturdy enough for me to ride as long as the pedal stroke is smooth. Since I already have a good bike and have my mind pretty set on a Gran Fondo for...
08-16-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Looking at the serial number, yeah, it is a 50cm....

Looking at the serial number, yeah, it is a 50cm. My friend said it was a 56 and I did not bother actually measuring it. He has not ridden the bike in so long, I guess he just didn't remember.
...
08-16-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I was told the bike frame is a 56cm. A 58 or 62...

I was told the bike frame is a 56cm. A 58 or 62 would be better, but, with modern bike parts being made the way they are, there are lots of combinations that can give me a good fit.

As the bike...
08-16-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Short torso, long legs. That is my cycling...

Short torso, long legs. That is my cycling issue... but, I was used to that long ago. I might get a longer seatpost and a gel-filled seat like I have on my hybrid. I need some padding since I had...
08-16-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Cannondale Team Comp SR-400 1987

I have a good friend of many years that is no longer able to ride due to severe neck injury and back problems. He has been hanging onto this bike for years and decided to sell it because he is...
08-12-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,234
Posted By MickeyMaguire

I, too, am sorry for your loss. I agree with...

I, too, am sorry for your loss. I agree with Bikey Mikey... if you can find someone who matches your own riding speed and style, just take a casual ride for the time being and think of the wonderful...
08-07-14, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,888
Posted By MickeyMaguire

The Fuji Absolute2 that I ride is a road-bike...

The Fuji Absolute2 that I ride is a road-bike with a flat bar. I love it. Still, I have my eyes on a Gran Fondo.
08-07-14, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By MickeyMaguire

A night, after the tourists are long gone, the...

A night, after the tourists are long gone, the local boys come to those Amish farms and run modern equipment-- paid by the Amish to do so. I'd go by a place with three rows plowed by sundown and the...
07-27-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By MickeyMaguire

Agreed. I have the Fuji Absolute2 (2012). It has...

Agreed. I have the Fuji Absolute2 (2012). It has a road frame, carbon fork, it's geared like their racing line of bikes, and even had most of the same components as the mid-priced and low-end Roubaix.
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