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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 34,345
Posted By timtak

As suggested by Mojo31, thank you, I used a self...

As suggested by Mojo31, thank you, I used a self adhesive steel pad on my opposite chain stay.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52380854502_933c6fb97d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nNHz85)
Chainstay...
09-13-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,613
Posted By timtak

In the case of the chains in fake Shimano...

In the case of the chains in fake Shimano packages (without the silver bits) the chains that I bought from aliexpress did not last at all long -- less than 3000km.

I think I can usually get nearly...
09-05-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,613
Posted By timtak

I am sending the fake chain back to China. >...

I am sending the fake chain back to China.
> One of the easiest ways to spot fakes is the model name font which will be inconsistent.

Ah, yes, I see now that the zero is oval in the fake "0" but...
09-02-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,613
Posted By timtak

Thanks Bob Ross Unfortunately the new fakes...

Thanks Bob Ross
Unfortunately the new fakes have corrected the Rectangular opening of the C and the flat bottomed M, but not added protruding diagonal lines as was also lacking in the above fake...
09-02-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,613
Posted By timtak

Papa Ado I think I have been sent a fake KMC...

Papa Ado
I think I have been sent a fake KMC chain from aliexpress by this seller
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004468723353.html
The chain was about the same price as Amazon Japan but I had...
08-09-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,644
Posted By timtak

Thank you for mentioning scything, beng1 and ...

Thank you for mentioning scything, beng1 and koala logs.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51156945781_f47fd271b8.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kWyHGz)
90 Minutes of Scything...
08-06-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,644
Posted By timtak

I think that it is you who is missing the point,...

I think that it is you who is missing the point, of the thread, gene, which is regarding whether the modern aero bike is a bad bargain. Assessments will depend on income but, if you can get to within...
08-04-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,644
Posted By timtak

Until two or three years ago, I had a forward...

Until two or three years ago, I had a forward offset seatpost, saddle far forward on the rails and sloping down, bars far forward and down, with a set-up approximating to the bull horns of a TT bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 34,345
Posted By timtak

The shoe pads are also sold in 100 yen shops /...

The shoe pads are also sold in 100 yen shops / dollar tree shops.
I have a click. I am going to check my chainring bolts.
Thank you.
Tim
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,634
Posted By timtak

I never though of it like that before. Since...

I never though of it like that before. Since yesterday I have been thinking about how far my face is from my bars and that really helps me become aware of my position. Thank you.

The shoes, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,634
Posted By timtak

Me too! I agree with everything that everyone...

Me too! I agree with everything that everyone says here, especially beng1, EricF and carbonfibreboy and terrymorse about ways to get a bit lower.

But, if you do go for the shoes, there are some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By timtak

I think that there is some really useful...

I think that there is some really useful information on this thread.

Get well soon!

Tim
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By timtak

Sidi's (and others) come with replaceable heel...

Sidi's (and others) come with replaceable heel pads. I use "claw nuts...
06-24-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,644
Posted By timtak

Nor am I surprised. I think many bike buyers, or...

Nor am I surprised. I think many bike buyers, or at least myself, are/were too overweight to ride in an aggressive position. Comfortable frames allow people like me to take up cycling. But these days...
06-13-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,862
Posted By timtak

Dear Stargaze I used to ride like you, in a...

Dear Stargaze

I used to ride like you, in a sort of time trial position on a road bike, with forward saddle offset, and a long stem. I would have loved to buy that long road-time-trial hybrid...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,356
Posted By timtak

I bought for about 400USD an aluminium and carbon...

I bought for about 400USD an aluminium and carbon bespoke bike made by a Japanese LBS, with a horizontal top tube but it has quite a long, 14cm head tube so the ride, even when slammed using the road...
05-27-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,692
Posted By timtak

Trek 1000 (aluminium alas) in 61cm pick up in...

Trek 1000 (aluminium alas) in 61cm pick up in Beacon NY 300 USD
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203947515430?hash=item2f7c381e26:g:SzoAAOSw-NRicwXz

Approximately 90 minutes drive from Southern CT...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 34,345
Posted By timtak

I have always had problems with my front brake on...

I have always had problems with my front brake on my main (look KG 386) bike. I was able to buy the bike because the previous owner could not work out how to affix the rear brake, thinking that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,385
Posted By timtak

Thank you. Eddy is my new hero. My wife shares...

Thank you. Eddy is my new hero. My wife shares his birthday. He often broke on his own, didn't need no team. I have modified his wikipedia photo...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,385
Posted By timtak

Thank you, yes. Had I paid more attention I would...

Thank you, yes. Had I paid more attention I would have got it sooner but road-running worked for me till about last year, my 57th. I should have listened to the wiser.

I am starting to feel that....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,385
Posted By timtak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmW2MNJchY0Since...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmW2MNJchY0Since I was fat, had a bad back and was a jogger with sore knees, I cycled for a long time using downward pointing toes, as far forward as possible, sort of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,356
Posted By timtak

There is an 1980s TVT 92 with 9 speed Dura ace...

There is an 1980s TVT 92 with 9 speed Dura ace and a Holotech Ultegra crank converted to a triathlon bike to a for 500 usd delivered. No brakes nor front derailleur.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,356
Posted By timtak

There is a Blue RC6 with Shimano 105 10s at about...

There is a Blue RC6 with Shimano 105 10s at about 450USD with no wheels currently. I will put in a bid I think. It is beautiful....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,356
Posted By timtak

My Look is still going strong but there is...

My Look is still going strong but there is another UPS Trek 5200 for sale at 630 (inc tax and delivery within Japan) it has been re-equipped with 3x10 speed Tiagra and I keep looking at it. I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 34,345
Posted By timtak

The repair to end all bike repairs! I have...

The repair to end all bike repairs!

I have tended to feel it is time to get a new bike when my Shimano Ultegra/105 STI shift levers stop clicking into gears. I have asked on these forums if levers...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 34,345
Posted By timtak

As mentioned above, I planned to, and did sew my...

As mentioned above, I planned to, and did sew my own neon green cycling shoe toe covers (based on Castelli Toe Thingy 2 which used to come in a similar colour...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 34,345
Posted By timtak

No worries. Now I realise that disk brakes can...

No worries. Now I realise that disk brakes can leak in this way. Bits of wire do not leak. A reason to stay with rim brakes. Thank you.

My rear cassette has stopped jumping so I won't be replacing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 34,345
Posted By timtak

I attempted to change my cleat (to the new hard...

I attempted to change my cleat (to the new hard indestructible type) but broke off a cleat bolt. The cleat nut on the inside of my Shimano carbon shoes is a triangular nut that joins all three cleat...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 34,345
Posted By timtak

I did not know that a crescent wrench is what I...

I did not know that a crescent wrench is what I call an adjustable spanner, nor that truing stands existed. I am still attempting teen-style truing, with varying degrees of success. Good luck with...
10-12-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,355
Posted By timtak

I cycle about three hours a day rather slowly now...

I cycle about three hours a day rather slowly now according to Google.
...
10-02-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By timtak

I had been only using 53-14 or so for the past...

I had been only using 53-14 or so for the past couple of years.
10-02-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By timtak

Eureka! The Philosophers' Bone

I have had sore knees, a sore butt, and recently hip instability threatening to make me decrepit but I think I have found an exercise that cures these problems, that is painless and quick. I...
05-03-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,336
Posted By timtak

Aha. For my sore knees, I have found that...

Aha. For my sore knees, I have found that changing my pedalling technique to use my glutes (butt muscles) at the bottom of the pedal cycle to pull my pedals backwards from about 5pm in the cycle,...
03-08-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,960
Posted By timtak

I am finding that all I need to do is to put my...

I am finding that all I need to do is to put my timtaked bike back to normal and my hips are okay. Timtakery is okay when you are young perhaps but since I was only using my quads it nearly resulted...
02-07-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,326
Posted By timtak

I could start a new thread but I prefer to keep...

I could start a new thread but I prefer to keep useful (the above was, I am not sure if mine will be) information together. Sciatica! (https://www.bikeforums.net/pills-ills/1166160-sciatica.html) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By timtak

That is kind of you. They are good brakes. But...

That is kind of you. They are good brakes. But yes, I think shipping to Japan would be prohibitive.

It must be nice to have a "bike room." Our tool shed is for everything.

Thanks for letting me...
Replies: 82
Views: 37,925
Posted By timtak

I found that the most important thing is, not...

I found that the most important thing is, not that there is a long extender, nor even increasing Q factor, but rather ensuring that ones toes are rotating away from the bike. Extenders encourage and...
12-13-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,970
Posted By timtak

The work was quick. Building the courage to buy...

The work was quick.
Building the courage to buy the bits and then drill a hole in my Shimano hoods and get it done took time.

Once I had the courage it took about 40-60 minutes to make the things...
12-09-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,970
Posted By timtak

https://flic.kr/p/2hMQ5CT For cycling in cold...

https://flic.kr/p/2hMQ5CT
For cycling in cold weather. I drill 5.5mm holes horizontally through the top, horny, part of my hoods, of my Shimano 105 brakes, which do not seem to adversely effect the...
12-09-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,970
Posted By timtak

I do that with closed cell foam tied down with...

I do that with closed cell foam tied down with cable ties. It does not look pretty but it produces
"sofa bars".
https://live.staticflickr.com/4850/31553541127_d7d0a963c1.jpg...
12-06-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,336
Posted By timtak

For my sore knees I have been finding that...

For my sore knees I have been finding that strength training in the form of climbing staircases up a small (350m) mountain and at my place of work, sometimes carrying weight, aiming to climb as many...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,686
Posted By timtak

Yes. I have a great pair of xxl Shimano over...

Yes. I have a great pair of xxl Shimano over gloves. I have patched them many times because I have not been able to find another pair with insulating space, which I don't need now that I have...
11-25-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 400,718
Posted By timtak

Helmets are useful for holding up visors which,...

Helmets are useful for holding up visors which, act as sunglasses, and keep cold wind and insects out of ones face, and prescription lenses in front of ones eyes, and for mounting a light that points...
11-25-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,034
Posted By timtak

I recommend tinted bicycle helmet visors. 30USD...

I recommend tinted bicycle helmet visors. 30USD gets you a grey lens and a dual layer helmet. Another 15USD pays for three spare visors in clear, yellow, and rainbow....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,686
Posted By timtak

With saddle and bars at the same height, I guess...

With saddle and bars at the same height, I guess that the DOGMA rider must catch quite a lot of cold wind.

I have fitted the same fairings to my LOOK, just in time for the winter chill. I find...
11-19-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,264
Posted By timtak

I considered mid foot mount but didn't pull the...

I considered mid foot mount but didn't pull the trigger. Perhaps if we don't use muscles they get even tighter. Lately I have been stretching...(Sees excuse to included video of karate thrashing) in...
11-19-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,264
Posted By timtak

Some triathlon folks, more often than road...

Some triathlon folks, more often than road bikers, mount cleats on the centre of their feet. This may be partly because they want to save their foot control muscles for the run....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,686
Posted By timtak

Katmit bars, and katmit saddle position too. ...

Katmit bars, and katmit saddle position too.

I have returned to my super high saddle position too (the below from 5 years ago) to save my ageing knees....
10-12-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 26,045
Posted By timtak

I eventually worked out that my knee pain (only...

I eventually worked out that my knee pain (only in the right knee) was caused partly by poorly adjusted, inward pointing cleats. Not only was I mashing, standing in the drops and pushing more than my...
04-29-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,648
Posted By timtak

I feel better that it is not only me! Cheers. ...

I feel better that it is not only me! Cheers.

Not being as generous, I have bought some snow tires and the hybrid is now my snow bike.
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