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07-24-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By oldwinger14

Like an earlier poster, I also had a hybrid, a...

Like an earlier poster, I also had a hybrid, a Cannondale Quick2 with disc. I wanted a road bike but not one with a overly-aggressive geometry that would be faster but not very comfortable for me....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By oldwinger14

As others have written, if what you have works...

As others have written, if what you have works well, your only reason for changing is being driven by your desire to try something different, with no guarantee that you will experience any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,004
Posted By oldwinger14

I recently updated my bike from Shimano 105 to...

I recently updated my bike from Shimano 105 to Ultegra Di2 and a D-Fly wireless unit added to the mix. I could not be more pleased with this setup. With that said, though, I have never rode a...
06-07-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By oldwinger14

In the grand scheme of things, the cost of a...

In the grand scheme of things, the cost of a mirror is miniscule. Stop eyballing and ponderingÖ. As Nike suggests ďJust Do ItĒ. 😀
06-06-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By oldwinger14

Glad that you like it. I hope my comments helped.

Glad that you like it. I hope my comments helped.
05-31-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,898
Posted By oldwinger14

Bingo!!!

Bingo!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By oldwinger14

Like DaveSSS, I also got my Oakley progressive...

Like DaveSSS, I also got my Oakley progressive sunglasses from SportRX. Very happy with them, so much so that I recently ordered a pair of non-cycling RX sunglasses from them. Very happy with this...
05-30-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By oldwinger14

I just bought a new Hafney bar-end mirror to...

I just bought a new Hafney bar-end mirror to replace the one I had which was accidentally broken when I was having some work done. I got the anti-glare glass this time. For me, it works great but I...
05-30-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,898
Posted By oldwinger14

The vast majority of people who criticize...

The vast majority of people who criticize tubeless tires as too hard to mount, the chore of adding sealant, and other things they imagine as difficult or not worth it, have never owned or ridden on...
05-29-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By oldwinger14

I use a Hafny Bar End mirror, available (of...

I use a Hafny Bar End mirror, available (of course) on Amazon. Uses glass rather than plastic for a distortion-free image. sits flush against the end of your handlebar grip, easy to install and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,073
Posted By oldwinger14

Pro One TLE were relatively easy to mount on my...

Pro One TLE were relatively easy to mount on my Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels. They might have gone on even easier & quicker if I had more experience, but it was my first time mounting bicycle tires of...
05-09-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By oldwinger14

I took a quick look at the article that you...

I took a quick look at the article that you mentioned. It looked very interesting and I will read it in more detail later. Thx!
05-07-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By oldwinger14

In many ways what you're saying sounds like many...

In many ways what you're saying sounds like many people's experiences with Apple. If all of your equipment is Apple, everything works without any hitches whatsoever. However integrating a product for...
05-07-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By oldwinger14

You mean companies, like Shimano or Apple that...

You mean companies, like Shimano or Apple that have a stranglehold on a technology niche, would force feed us with new technology that we don't need? Nah....they would never do that! 😁
05-07-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By oldwinger14

I had seen their Di2 for Dummies paper a month or...

I had seen their Di2 for Dummies paper a month or two ago, and found it very helpful. I was unaware that they have written other docs, many of them look like they will be of great help. Thanks for...
05-07-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By oldwinger14

A new Di2 user needs help

I recently had my bike updated with Ultegra Di2 and, so, far, I am very happy with it. I also have a EW-WU111 (D-Fly) wireless unit installed, but do not yet know what role it can play and what...
05-05-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By oldwinger14

Iím another 1Up happy customer

Iím another 1Up happy customer
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,435,364
Posted By oldwinger14

Picking up my bike today that has been upgraded...

Picking up my bike today that has been upgraded from Shimano 105 to Ultegra Di2
05-04-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By oldwinger14

A new chain is like getting your car washed. It...

A new chain is like getting your car washed. It may not run any better but it feels better.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By oldwinger14

I have a number of Assos bib shorts and jerseys....

I have a number of Assos bib shorts and jerseys. All are comfortable, have held up and fit well. I am willing to spend a few extra dollars for this quality. With that said, my most recent bib short...
04-29-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,145
Posted By oldwinger14

I agree with you completely. If I can get the...

I agree with you completely. If I can get the same model of something for less money, I jump on it. What I meant in my original posting was that my focus is on quality rather than price when...
04-29-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,145
Posted By oldwinger14

Maybe it's me but I am willing to spend a bit...

Maybe it's me but I am willing to spend a bit more money than saving a few bucks when I buy helmets, eyewear, tires and anything else that contributes to my safety and comfort.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,063
Posted By oldwinger14

On a somewhat related topic, my bike is currently...

On a somewhat related topic, my bike is currently in the shop being upgraded to Ultegra Di2 and I have been doing online reading and watching YouTube videos about Di2 and how to use it.

Yesterday,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By oldwinger14

I also pull the plug out of the wall, but the...

I also pull the plug out of the wall, but the suggestion to use a power strip that has an On/Off toggle switch is a good one, but the first option is very easy to do unless the outlet is in a hard to...
04-22-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By oldwinger14

I have a 1Up-USA rack and love it. A bit pricy...

I have a 1Up-USA rack and love it. A bit pricy but, in my opinion, well worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,958
Posted By oldwinger14

I had a Garmin Edge 1000 for 3+ years and loved...

I had a Garmin Edge 1000 for 3+ years and loved it. The larger display, touchscreen capability and the ability to connect my cadence sensor, heart rate sensor, front light, rear radar/light, and...
03-06-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,852
Posted By oldwinger14

We have been coming to the Big Island for the...

We have been coming to the Big Island for the better part of 40 years. We used to stay in Kailua-Kona or s=S of it near Capt Cook. In the last 10 years, we have stayed on the Kohala coast in codos in...
03-06-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,852
Posted By oldwinger14

Coincidental that you mention Waikoloa...my wife...

Coincidental that you mention Waikoloa...my wife and I are currently staying in Waikoloa for the month. At home, I have done some Rouvy Ironman routes and have seen lots of familiar sights but...
03-03-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By oldwinger14

I agree with phughes....follow the very clear...

I agree with phughes....follow the very clear instructions that Brooks has on their website. Too many people have their own techniques which claim to be better. All most of them do is lend to the...
03-02-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By oldwinger14

For 20+ years, one of my passions was teaching...

For 20+ years, one of my passions was teaching people how to drive high performance sports cars on race tracks and road courses. Many of the novice drivers I worked with wanted to either upgrade...
02-28-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By oldwinger14

Go to the Brooks website and follow their...

Go to the Brooks website and follow their recommendations.
02-24-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,944
Posted By oldwinger14

Go online and check out the Dynaplug website. It...

Go online and check out the Dynaplug website. It works great and is simple to use. It is a great follow-on to use when sealant doesnít solve the problem.
02-23-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,944
Posted By oldwinger14

Put me in the Remove column. If the sealant...

Put me in the Remove column. If the sealant doesnít stop the leak, plug it. Dynaplug kits work great. If you donít remove it, two things will happen...the glass shard will make the hole larger and...
02-18-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,807
Posted By oldwinger14

I got a Brooks B17 saddle for Christmas and...

I got a Brooks B17 saddle for Christmas and mounted it on my Cannondale Synapse which is on my smart trainer for the Winter. I have close to 500 miles on it and did not have a break-in period that I...
02-13-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,363
Posted By oldwinger14

Consider your fall, or two, inevitable and part...

Consider your fall, or two, inevitable and part of the indoctrination and education for joining the clipless community. As many stated, other than a bit embarrassing, almost all of these falls are...
02-12-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,363
Posted By oldwinger14

There are lots of videos on YouTube showing how...

There are lots of videos on YouTube showing how to step in and release from clipless pedals. I suggest that it may be worthwhile to watch a few. The idea of going into an unused spinning class is...
02-06-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,899
Posted By oldwinger14

I am 72 and bought a Cannondale Synapse last...

I am 72 and bought a Cannondale Synapse last Spring. I cannot be any happier with my decision to buy it. If you do not buy a new bike, you will always have the thought in your mind about the reasons...
02-03-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,340
Posted By oldwinger14

Thatís your choice. I would opt for an easier...

Thatís your choice. I would opt for an easier solution. Stay healthy & safe!
02-03-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,340
Posted By oldwinger14

Prior to moving 3 years ago, my previous house...

Prior to moving 3 years ago, my previous house has a fairly long driveway that went downhill to the garages. The slope wasnít onerous but was certainly considered steep. It was much longer and...
01-27-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,897
Posted By oldwinger14

I would never ride my bike without my Varia RTL...

I would never ride my bike without my Varia RTL 515 running and communicating with my Garmin Edge. 1000.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By oldwinger14

I bought a Cannondale Synapse about 9 months ago...

I bought a Cannondale Synapse about 9 months ago and I am very happy with it. I had it mounted on a pair of Mavic Kysrium Elite wheels during the warm weather months, and the bike rode fantastically....
01-05-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By oldwinger14

I initially bought a Kom Cycling Sealant Injector...

I initially bought a Kom Cycling Sealant Injector to add sealant (Orange Seal) when needed. Then I read online what should have been obvious to me. I now also use the injector to extract the sealant...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,628
Posted By oldwinger14

I used to teach people how to drive their sports...

I used to teach people how to drive their sports cars on race tracks and road courses. Like them, my advice to you is to first get as much seat time in various environments and conditions as you can....
12-28-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By oldwinger14

I use a cable that has a USB C male connector at...

I use a cable that has a USB C male connector at one end that I plug into my laptop. The other end of the cable has an HDMI male connector which plugs directly into the 2nd HDMI port on my TV. I just...
12-28-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By oldwinger14

Tried both Zwift and Rouvy. Liked the real-world...

Tried both Zwift and Rouvy. Liked the real-world videos of Rouvy much better than Zwiftís simulations, which I display on a TV. Been using Rouvy for 2 Winters, and as I learn more about using it,...
12-24-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,824
Posted By oldwinger14

105 - better bang for the buck; very close to...

105 - better bang for the buck; very close to Ultegra overall
Ultegra - a bit more pizzaz that may impress your friends; more attractive if youíre a weight weenie
I went back/forth on this decision...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,812
Posted By oldwinger14

Shimano SPD-SL Yellow also.....they seem to be...

Shimano SPD-SL Yellow also.....they seem to be very durable. IMO they are worth the extra few dollars in cost
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 813,079
Posted By oldwinger14

Nice price but I just bought 2 28s also. Been...

Nice price but I just bought 2 28s also. Been riding on 25s and decided to make a change.
12-13-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 770
Posted By oldwinger14

As everyone has said in this thread, you will be...

As everyone has said in this thread, you will be very happy with it. If you plan on buying any locks to either lock the bike(s) to the rack or to the lock the rack to your vehicle, I suggest you buy...
12-12-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 770
Posted By oldwinger14

I am a 1Up owner and love the rack. Unlike having...

I am a 1Up owner and love the rack. Unlike having to choose a 2- or 4-bike rack, the 1Up lets you decide if you want the rack to be for 1, 2, 3 or 4 bikes. You buy the main rack and as many add-on...
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