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09-15-18, 03:58 PM
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Two weeks ago I broke my ankle in three places...

Two weeks ago I broke my ankle in three places while cycling. I was clipless and when the bike went away from me my left foot stayed firmly attached to the pedal and was horribly twisted. I'm looking...
08-10-18, 09:28 AM
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Clipless at 60

I resisted clipless for many years, this year at age 60 I finally committed, and after some nervousness and teething problems I now prefer the feel. I have Shimano M350 with the SH51 cleats.. The...
08-10-18, 09:00 AM
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Posted By roybatythighs

celebrating 600 for the season

My first time back on the bike for many many years the tourer has just done 500 miles and the new bike the first 100 miles, a well earned break at Haverford...
07-30-18, 12:42 PM
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Posted By roybatythighs

New bike - base model Specialized Allez ...

New bike - base model Specialized Allez
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07-27-18, 04:25 PM
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Picked up new bike from shop, rode it to the...

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07-21-18, 07:03 PM
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Posted By roybatythighs

10 mile hill repeats - fastest of the season

10 mile hill repeats - fastest of the season
07-21-18, 02:48 PM
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Posted By roybatythighs

I'll tell you what I do , that seems to work for...

I'll tell you what I do , that seems to work for me.

My bike is pretty heavy (almost 30lbs) and I do push myself *a bit* (I start off thinking I'll have a nice easy ride but almost always end up...
07-20-18, 04:21 PM
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Posted By roybatythighs

Two months in...

Exactly two months ago yesterday (and at just ever so slightly under 60 years of age) I dragged my 1990 Nigel Dean World Tour out of the basement and started cycling again. I was about 240 lbs (I'm...
07-10-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By roybatythighs

After much agonizing I've ordered a Specialized...

After much agonizing I've ordered a Specialized Allez , of all the bikes I tried (inc. Giant, Fuji, Trek) that one felt the best and the Bike store gives free labor for a year and free lifetime gears...
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Posted By roybatythighs

Many thanks for that super quick and very...

Many thanks for that super quick and very informative reply!
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Posted By roybatythighs

Facebook Marketplace Miyata 12 or maybe 14 speedeed

Hello - I've been looking for a second bike a bit more racey than my old tourer - I came across this interesting looking 58cm Miyata - is this worth $181 - seller just sent 2nd message seems a...
07-02-18, 11:06 AM
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Posted By roybatythighs

back on the trail

A short brisk ride on the Schuylkill River trail, sadly interrupted by widening work and made more annoying by the computer losing wireless lock so going back to 0.0 frequently...
06-25-18, 07:31 PM
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Posted By roybatythighs

15.6 miles - took it relatively easy today -...

15.6 miles - took it relatively easy today - longest ride since returning to bike a month ago after a quarter of a century away - I still hate hills
06-25-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By roybatythighs

Thanks for the input. So far all the bikes I've...

Thanks for the input. So far all the bikes I've tested have been 58cm and been a decent fit, though one shop has a "fit service" which I might use. I'm short in the leg and long in the back. Good...
06-22-18, 11:35 AM
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Posted By roybatythighs

Nigel Dean World Tour , when it comes back from...

Nigel Dean World Tour , when it comes back from the shop

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backup bike Wife's...
06-22-18, 11:03 AM
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Views: 1,547
Posted By roybatythighs

Just tested an Allez (base model) on the...

Just tested an Allez (base model) on the Schuylkill trail, very nice indeed, shifting was decent, just so very different from the Nigel Dean. So far all the bikes I've tried (Fuji Sportif 2.1, Giant...
06-21-18, 07:40 PM
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Views: 1,547
Posted By roybatythighs

I have looked at BD , they do have some very nice...

I have looked at BD , they do have some very nice prices indeed, but I'm starting to lean towards getting something from the LBS
06-21-18, 02:36 PM
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Posted By roybatythighs

1973 my first proper bike , I was 15, a red (not...

1973 my first proper bike , I was 15, a red (not original) Viking (circa 1967 I'm guessing) - 5 speed with cottered chainset and stupid half mudguards which I've never seen on anything else since,...
06-21-18, 10:01 AM
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Views: 1,547
Posted By roybatythighs

burning bridges

I met the seller of the Trek but did not view the Trek, seller sells many bikes, has about 16 for sale at present. Trek was out of my budget when I went to see a Fuji and a Zebra the chap was...
06-20-18, 04:28 PM
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Views: 1,547
Posted By roybatythighs

Indeed! I originally got back on the bike...

Indeed!

I originally got back on the bike just to get fit again ( a means to an end) and was thinking that if I can just improve my performance on my relatively heavy tourer that will be...
06-20-18, 04:19 PM
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Views: 1,547
Posted By roybatythighs

I'm in the Philadelphia suburbs joyfully called...

I'm in the Philadelphia suburbs joyfully called the mainline. I have trawled the local Craigslist, not too much joy so far (saw several badly adjusted and overpriced clunkers) plus Facebook...
06-19-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By roybatythighs

oops wrong way around..

Sorry... I did not explain it properly, it will (if it is not too expensive) be my Missuses present to me on the occasion of my 60th birthday.. my bad, hence not wanting to be too extravagant
06-19-18, 04:40 PM
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Posted By roybatythighs

today...

a gentle ride round the local college on the wife's Saracen, doing duty for me while the Nigel Dean is in the "shop", despite age it spins like a beauty , developing a lot of respect for the old bike
06-19-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By roybatythighs

Older gent looking for first "modern" road bike on modest budget

Being that the Nigel Dean World Tour is being repaired (my fault, went for a gap that was not really there) I started thinking about getting a cheapo spare. A short foray through my local Craigslist...
06-01-18, 06:12 PM
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Posted By roybatythighs

ageing UK expat wanting to get in shape..

Hello Chaps! I'm from the UK but now a citizen of the USA. I was a moderately keen cyclist in my youth (belonged to a road club for a while) and a very fit chap in my 20s (Martial Arts, Weights,...
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