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11-10-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,725
Posted By Paul W.

VW, that explains the username. LOL, sorry,...

VW, that explains the username. LOL, sorry, couldn't resist that one, just a little car guy humor. Nice looking bug, btw.

Besides my 4 bikes, this is what I'll be sticking my wife with:...
11-10-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Paul W.

Or Listing A made an honest mistake and Listing B...

Or Listing A made an honest mistake and Listing B is also legit but too lazy to take their own photos, compounding the error. Either way, like DLKSIX said, I wouldn't bid on either.
11-10-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,834
Posted By Paul W.

Theraband Flexbar

I've had golfers elbow for years in my left arm to the point of not being able to use my arm for much of anything. Of course, that didn't stop me from golfing. It's just as addictive as biking.
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11-10-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Paul W.

ebay is usually pretty safe, but...

I noticed these two auctions use the same picture and description.

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http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=487266&d=1447171178

Trek Domane Bike 2 0 50 Cm | eBay...
Replies: 9
Views: 3,238
Posted By Paul W.

Consider a trainer to practice on in the comfort...

Consider a trainer to practice on in the comfort of your home. That will give you a better idea of what to expect out on the road.

Consider a reclining type recumbent bike or trike. It's a...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,026
Posted By Paul W.

You are all lying to yourselves. You're addicts...

You are all lying to yourselves. You're addicts and I won't sit here and enable you. lol

Warning-Do Not Click on this link if you are on a work computer!
The Runner?s High: It?s Like Smoking...
10-14-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Paul W.

I have holes in my nylon golf bag - squirrels! ...

I have holes in my nylon golf bag - squirrels! They smell any food items you might have in the bag and go after it with their sharp little teeth and claws. One learns to never leave your golf bag...
10-05-15, 05:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,608
Posted By Paul W.

First you must have a trailer hitch installed on...

First you must have a trailer hitch installed on your corolla. Chances are that you don't have one as the corolla is not an optimum towing vehicle. It will be a 1.25" or 2" square tube centered below...
10-04-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By Paul W.

I bought a tail light with 9 LEDs and laser lane...

I bought a tail light with 9 LEDs and laser lane markers for $10. It lasted two rides.

Luckily, I was able to fix it. Poor design or qc caused the battery connection to break. I re-soldered it...
09-28-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
Posted By Paul W.

I have a few pair of older and newer shorts that...

I have a few pair of older and newer shorts that have drawstrings. No issues whatsoever. I've never even noticed it was an option when I purchased them. Actually, on the older shorts, as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,859
Posted By Paul W.

57 Years Old here. Grew up in the seventies...

57 Years Old here. Grew up in the seventies riding a Japanese 10 speed derailleur to school everyday.

Can't play tennis anymore - hurts knees
Can't run anymore - hurts knees
Can't bowl anymore...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Paul W.

Recently saw a post about putting ripe shoes in...

Recently saw a post about putting ripe shoes in the freezer to eliminate odor. It supposedly kills the bacteria. Wonder if that would work for helmets, too?
Forum: Commuting
09-27-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,544
Posted By Paul W.

I also like SPD pedals and shoes for commuting. ...

I also like SPD pedals and shoes for commuting. I set the tension adjusters on the pedals very loose. It makes it easier to unclip when unexpectedly needed. Also makes it easier to clip back in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,448
Posted By Paul W.

I like the hitch with a platform style rack...

I like the hitch with a platform style rack rather than a "hanging" type rack. For me, the platform rack feels more stable. And much less risk of it scratching the paint. The rack is attached to...
09-26-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Paul W.

Great idea. Blood Moon. In Los Angeles, the...

Great idea. Blood Moon. In Los Angeles, the maximum eclipse with be at 7:47 PM on Sun, Sep 27, 2015. It begins at 5:11 PST and ends at 10:22 PST. I imagine good viewing will be from 7:15 to 8:15....
Forum: Commuting
09-24-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,929
Posted By Paul W.

Good question. I'd like to know also. Do wider...

Good question. I'd like to know also. Do wider tires have thicker rubber sidewalls and tread? Seems like they would. Anyone ever cut open the cross sections of different tires?
Forum: Commuting
09-23-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,929
Posted By Paul W.

Depends on your riding style and what your rim...

Depends on your riding style and what your rim width and bike frame will accommodate.

I commute 25 miles through Los Angeles on both a recumbent with 700x32 and a road bike with 700x25. I like...
09-20-15, 06:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,759
Posted By Paul W.

I get them occasionally. If I workout in the heat...

I get them occasionally. If I workout in the heat to the point that I feel my face flush is when I might get one a couple hours later. They can be excruciating if I do something requiring exertion. ...
09-19-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,567
Posted By Paul W.

As the OP, I'm pleased to see this discussion...

As the OP, I'm pleased to see this discussion continues to garner interest. Strange to read something this old. Seems like a different person wrote it. And I finally have something important to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,331
Posted By Paul W.

I had a similar problem a few years ago. I would...

I had a similar problem a few years ago. I would wake up around 1:00 to 3:00 a.m. and not be able to get back to sleep. It became such a problem that even if I did get back to sleep, I would dream...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Paul W.

I recently took the advice of a post that said to...

I recently took the advice of a post that said to use the thumb pinch method for testing pressure. By pushing down on the tire with your thumb, you can tell if the tire needs air. Second day I...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,500
Posted By Paul W.

I've been on a couple awesome long steep...

I've been on a couple awesome long steep downhills where I try to get to my max speed. I would not be comfortable turning away from the road at 40+ mph to see behind me. In fact, even glancing away...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,287
Posted By Paul W.

I've been commuting 22 miles per day this summer...

I've been commuting 22 miles per day this summer using platform pedals and tennis shoes. I've finally got comfortable enough with my route to switch to back to clipless.

I do prefer the...
09-12-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By Paul W.

Dry throat?

Anyone else suffer from a dry throat while riding? Any tips to combat it?

Seems like the last two months I can barely swallow after a few minutes of hard riding/hard breathing. It's sort of like...
09-07-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,823
Posted By Paul W.

shhhh. Don't mention Palos Verdes out loud. It...

shhhh. Don't mention Palos Verdes out loud. It is the best kept secret in the South Bay.

I was just thinking that today while on my nice holiday PV hill ride. It's never crowded. Hardly any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,765
Posted By Paul W.

You probably see more Specialized Roubaix because...

You probably see more Specialized Roubaix because they have been making them a lot longer. I think the first year was 2004. Compared, say, to the Domane who's first year was 2013.
08-26-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By Paul W.

Nobody drinks coffee? I get up an hour before...

Nobody drinks coffee?
I get up an hour before my ride, drink 3 cups of half caff/half decaf while watching the news. Wait for nature to call me to the restroom. Then into the bike gear and off I...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By Paul W.

Me too. I now wear bike shorts on the ride in...

Me too. I now wear bike shorts on the ride in and change into pants when I get there. It's an eleven mile ride, so the bike shorts are more comfortable and much cooler on the ride home, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,860
Posted By Paul W.

Today, I ran a red because "everybody else did". ...

Today, I ran a red because "everybody else did".

I passed a half dozen cyclists on a bike path then came to a red light where the path crossed the road. I, needing to set a good example as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,520
Posted By Paul W.

What do roadies think of recumbents?

For the last few months, I've been looking to update to a newer used endurance style road bike. Thinking that the added comfort will ease my 57 year old aches and pains. I thought I had it narrowed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,492
Posted By Paul W.

Star side up when you a riding? ie facing the...

Star side up when you a riding? ie facing the sole of the shoe?
or star side up while you are installing, facing away from the sole of the shoe?

I've reinstalled my speedplays numerous times and...
06-02-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Paul W.

Yes, it's a scam. I found one almost identical...

Yes, it's a scam. I found one almost identical on the Los Angeles Craigslist for a Trek. I pretty much new it was a scam by the price alone. But it was too good of a deal to not give it a shot. I...
Forum: Introductions
05-22-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Paul W.

Welcome from another SoCal rider. Torrance and...

Welcome from another SoCal rider. Torrance and the South Bay here.
How do you like the Endurance bikes? Which one do you like better? I'm shopping around for one myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,815
Posted By Paul W.

Glad you bumped the thread. I'm quite proud that...

Glad you bumped the thread. I'm quite proud that I did 57 today. I needed to brag to someone. The wife just goes meh. She is taking me out for a nice dinner, though.

I didn't commit to the...
05-13-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,355
Posted By Paul W.

After years of riding platform pedal mountain...

After years of riding platform pedal mountain bikes, I test rode my first road bike. Learned that my favorite rolling dismount, swinging my leg over the real wheel while braking to a stop doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,514
Posted By Paul W.

I recently asked basically the same question over...

I recently asked basically the same question over in the fitter's forum. They few answers I got were that a smaller frame size was better for a more upright (endurance) position. It seems counter...
05-10-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,906
Posted By Paul W.

+2, especially the first eleven.

+2, especially the first eleven.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 43,388
Posted By Paul W.

Triple score! The wife and I drove to an old...

Triple score! The wife and I drove to an old favorite burger stand near mother-in-laws with the bike in the back. Had a grilled Frisco Burger and a Chili Cheese burger. (Almost as good as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,604
Posted By Paul W.

My Topeak Roadmorph pump comes with a bracket...

My Topeak Roadmorph pump comes with a bracket that bolts under the water bottle cage. It's a nice pump with a pressure gauge. Has worked well for me several times.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,603
Posted By Paul W.

Same here. Hadn't ridden in ten years. Bought a...

Same here. Hadn't ridden in ten years. Bought a nice Craigslist hybrid for $250. Rode it for about 5 months, but always had the numb hands issue. Finally got my old road bike out of the rafters. ...
04-26-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By Paul W.

Recently had this problem with shoes that were a...

Recently had this problem with shoes that were a little too big. Fixed the problem by putting in some big arch supports (borrowed some of my dad's orthotic inserts). I think that it did two things....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By Paul W.

That would be the Specialized Roubaix. Roubaix...

That would be the Specialized Roubaix.
Roubaix Link (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/road/roubaix)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,875
Posted By Paul W.

Your new bike sure looks pretty. Congrats. ...

Your new bike sure looks pretty. Congrats.

I've always been a Craigslist bike buyer, but Bikesdirect is tempting. Luckily for me, they are out of the correct size of the one I'm coveting so I...
04-18-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Paul W.

First, thanks for your help. Internet to the...

First, thanks for your help. Internet to the rescue again.

Second, it's fixed. No more crank wobble. It was really easy....with your help.

Third, I'm a little embarrassed cause when I took...
04-18-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Paul W.

Rats. It's never "that" easy. Bolt, crank and...

Rats. It's never "that" easy. Bolt, crank and lock ring came off no problem. But there isn't a big adjuster nut. Just a black inset threaded nut like thing with six indents printed BC 1.37. I'm...
04-18-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Paul W.

Fix Loose BB 1988 Bianchi Sport SX Japanese?

I'm getting some grinding under hard acceleration from my bottom bracket and the cranks seem to have a little wobble in them. Is tightening the BB really as simple as removing the left crank,...
04-16-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,650
Posted By Paul W.

Thank you. Now this makes sense. I raised my...

Thank you. Now this makes sense. I raised my stem up an inch and moved my seat forward an inch creating a more upright position. I've been riding this way for a few weeks now and my back feels...
04-12-15, 08:24 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 22,680
Posted By Paul W.

I ride alone. And get irritated when I come upon...

I ride alone. And get irritated when I come upon other riders during the solitude of my morning rides. They are either faster than I which hurts my fragile ego; slower than I causing me to feel...
04-06-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,175
Posted By Paul W.

First adult bike was a brand new early 80's GT...

First adult bike was a brand new early 80's GT Timberline. A precursor to today's hybrids. I used the 80's version of the internet for research, it was called the library. I was awed by the...
03-22-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,650
Posted By Paul W.

Larger frame size for more upright position - endurance bike?

Would lowering the seat on a larger frame give a more comfortable upright position on an endurance road bike?

I'm 57 years old, 6.0' with a 33" inseam and generally ride a 58cm frame. I tweaked...
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