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02-22-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,897
Posted By a77impala

I currently have two road bikes and two off road,...

I currently have two road bikes and two off road, two Brooks B17N, one Brooks Professional and a Wrights. All bought used. B17s are two wide for me. The N’s are 15 centimeters wide, makes a bid...
12-30-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,493
Posted By a77impala

I converted my Ď87 Trek Pro Series 560 to 9 speed...

I converted my Ď87 Trek Pro Series 560 to 9 speed compact gearing with Tiagra brifters. No problems with shifting or brakes. However the frame has horizontal dropouts and the axle wants to shift if...
07-27-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,824
Posted By a77impala

Four years ago, Labor Day I went down on some...

Four years ago, Labor Day I went down on some loose gravel. Fractured my left hip, surgically repaired with titanium. Upon getting in the recovery room the surgeon stated you older people take a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,368
Posted By a77impala

I have three road bikes, one carbon, one titanium...

I have three road bikes, one carbon, one titanium and one steel, all with 9 speed cassettes with 11/32 gears and 50/32 in front. The biggest difference is the steel one is harder to carry up the...
03-30-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,712
Posted By a77impala

Where I live is not the end of the world, central...

Where I live is not the end of the world, central S Dak, but you can see it from here! So I ride, when it’s nice, like today, spring here gives us cold, snow, sleet and wind so I take it one day at a...
01-27-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,832
Posted By a77impala

I bought my first SLR when stationed in Germany,...

I bought my first SLR when stationed in Germany, 1967 Pentax Spotmatic. Still have one as well as a MX, ME, ME Super and a MX50 which
is auto focus. Haven't used them in years but want to get Pentax...
12-15-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,732
Posted By a77impala

My wife and I had advantage for several years,...

My wife and I had advantage for several years, were very satisfied with it. We moved, advantage not allowed in the new county. Had to get new
a supplement plan, double the cost! Wife has used it...
11-25-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,007
Posted By a77impala

I’m 75, have ridden 82,000 plus miles since 2006....

I’m 75, have ridden 82,000 plus miles since 2006. Over the years I’ve had a broken cheekbone, shoulder and hip, this year I’m at 4,300 miles and counting. I also suffer from spinal stenosis and use a...
07-22-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,968
Posted By a77impala

The kit does not include sandpaper but a metal...

The kit does not include sandpaper but a metal rasp type tool to roughen the tube. I don’t see how this tool would be capable of removing any or all of the release agent! The first time I used the...
07-22-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,968
Posted By a77impala

Scabs let me down again! Had a flat so put tube...

Scabs let me down again! Had a flat so put tube in I had repaired at home with Scab patch. Pumped up with my Road Pro and took off, flat within a quarter mile. Took tire apart, patched tube that was...
07-08-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,968
Posted By a77impala

Tube repair patch.

I ran out of tube repair patches so went to local W Mart, all they had were Scabs! Didnít want but Sunday local bike shop closed!
Had a flat today, used a Scab to fix and on my way, less than a mile...
03-06-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,920
Posted By a77impala

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/97d5aafe_2127_4ff1_a1d0_0b941aa5d24c_5f6f04e12fe17aca62ad4beb0fdbfdb72f70a8e6.jpeg
Trek Pro Series 560 with tri color 9 spd shifters.
01-12-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,994
Posted By a77impala

I have owned a total of six LeMonds, still have...

I have owned a total of six LeMonds, still have ‘04 Arrivee and ‘08 Versailles. I had a 2000 Zurich I sold because it was to big for me, my son has ended up with three LeMonds through trading with...
12-17-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,027
Posted By a77impala

I have gotten away from BF the last year or so,...

I have gotten away from BF the last year or so, not for any particular reason other than I was spending to much time here. This thread has gotten me back into the site. I have dropped all but one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By a77impala

You can weld aluminum, however in a bike frame...

You can weld aluminum, however in a bike frame the metal has been hardened and when heated will lose the hardness.
In other words it becomes soft again and looses the strength needed in a bike frame!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,582
Posted By a77impala

I have a Gore windstopper and that’s the one...

I have a Gore windstopper and that’s the one thing it doesn’t do! Have to wear another jacket over it to stop the wind!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-18, 05:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,593
Posted By a77impala

At age 73 I just completed my eleventh year of...

At age 73 I just completed my eleventh year of 6,000 plus miles, 6,500 miles. No goal for this year, except no crashes!
01-02-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By a77impala

I fractured my left hip Labor Day on ‘16,...

I fractured my left hip Labor Day on ‘16, repaired with rod and screw. I was up walking with a walker the next day. On my trainer ten days after, first few days injured leg just going along with the...
01-02-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By a77impala

For years my hips hurt, starting in my forties I...

For years my hips hurt, starting in my forties I thought I would eventually need replacement surgery. Two years ago I had serious leg pain, found out I have Spinal Stenosis, my hips are fine.
Go to...
11-22-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,829
Posted By a77impala

I have a ‘92 970 and ‘95 930, my wife has a 920...

I have a ‘92 970 and ‘95 930, my wife has a 920 and son in law has a 930. I’ve converted mine to dropbar bikes, the 930 has 8spd brifters and 700x35 tires, ‘970 has 8 spd barends.
Both great on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,696
Posted By a77impala

When I bought my Arrivee it had been stripped of...

When I bought my Arrivee it had been stripped of all logos, to make it less attractive to bike thieves. I have replaced them, not afraid it will be stolen, never out of sight or is locked up.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By a77impala

I have arthritis in my neck and have neck pain...

I have arthritis in my neck and have neck pain 24/7, I've learned to live with it as riding doesn't make it much worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,353,778
Posted By a77impala

Just arrived in Austin TX on Thursday for the...

Just arrived in Austin TX on Thursday for the month, got ready to ride, the gloves I brought were both left hand. Off to Performance, bought a pair on sale with an extra 15% off.
That didn't fix...
06-21-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,433
Posted By a77impala

I have learned that in regards to my bikes only...

I have learned that in regards to my bikes only my opinion counts! To believe otherwise is counterproductive.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By a77impala

I just recounted gears, there are 9, my mistake,...

I just recounted gears, there are 9, my mistake, parts are worth more than $48, if the shifters are good I'd buy it just for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By a77impala

Good Luck!

Good Luck!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By a77impala

It looks 8 speed, that would be Tiagra. If...

It looks 8 speed, that would be Tiagra. If headtube is bad I would not take it, the bike should not have been sold without a warning. If you think the parts are worth the money that's up to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By a77impala

Scape the paint off down to the metal, if crack...

Scape the paint off down to the metal, if crack is still there the metal is cracked! It looks like there are several, the most serious would be the one at the bottom of headtube. Any crack is bad, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By a77impala

If the headtube is cracked I hope the parts are...

If the headtube is cracked I hope the parts are worth what you paid for the bike! I
guess you could reinforce it with a clamp of some kind. By the size of the tubing must be aluminum so welding not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-17, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,353,778
Posted By a77impala

A Soma Hwy One compact road bar. I needed to get...

A Soma Hwy One compact road bar. I needed to get the reach down and they worked perfectly, I didn't want a shorter stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-17, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,748
Posted By a77impala

Thanks for the info, I thino I'd prefer non...

Thanks for the info, I thino I'd prefer non hydraulics.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-17, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,748
Posted By a77impala

Not very familiar with hydraulic disc brakes,...

Not very familiar with hydraulic disc brakes, where is the master cylinder located? Is it in shifter head or remotely located? If remote it is still actuated by a cable, right?
02-20-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By a77impala

You will find this is not a recovery group! We...

You will find this is not a recovery group! We encourage and enjoy our addiction!
The deeper my involvement, the better I like it!
02-18-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,398
Posted By a77impala

Last Labor Day, Sep.5th, hit some gravel turning...

Last Labor Day, Sep.5th, hit some gravel turning at street intersection, bike slipped, fractured left hip on impact. Titanium repair done. Back on trainer in ten days, on the road at two months....
01-26-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,156
Posted By a77impala

No, I have not ridden an actual recumbent but...

No, I have not ridden an actual recumbent but like you say it's kinda, sorta similar. I would like to try an actual one to see if I had the same results.

At 72 I'm not planning on changing but who...
01-26-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,156
Posted By a77impala

Just saw this thread and have to give my two...

Just saw this thread and have to give my two cents worth. I'm 72 and thought when I get to the point my road bikes get to be uncomfortable I would go recumbent.
I tried a recumbent trainer and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,353,778
Posted By a77impala

That looks like what I'm looking for! Currently...

That looks like what I'm looking for! Currently riding a Trek 930 with 700c wheels, drop bars and brifters, i like it but want something with disc brakes and lighter frame.
Ive been thinking of Bike...
01-10-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,875
Posted By a77impala

I gave my doctor the names of the drugs I was...

I gave my doctor the names of the drugs I was taking, had he researched them I could have avoided the stress test. I found the contraindications on the internet!
That doctor retired and I told my...
01-09-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,875
Posted By a77impala

I had a nuclear stress test 12 years ago when I...

I had a nuclear stress test 12 years ago when I was having chest pain. Passed wth flying colors, pain turned out to be side effect of a prescription drug I was taking. No pains after stopped taking...
01-02-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By a77impala

I am 72 and have OA in my spine, advanced in neck...

I am 72 and have OA in my spine, advanced in neck and lumbar areas. Last year I had a Cordisone shot in lumbar region so I could walk again. I can ride pain free but walking is difficult, I have pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,720
Posted By a77impala

I'm 72, have done 865 miles, trainer and road...

I'm 72, have done 865 miles, trainer and road since hip fracture on Labor Day, never give up!
12-05-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,594
Posted By a77impala

Reread post #11!

Reread post #11!
12-01-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,484
Posted By a77impala

In last ten years least was 6000, most 8400,...

In last ten years least was 6000, most 8400, fractured hip on Labor Day with 5035, now at 5785, will make 6000 easily again.
I'm 72 and ride daily, much to my wife's chagrin! She says I'm addicted,...
11-24-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,091
Posted By a77impala

I suffered a hip fracture on Labor Day, I'm back...

I suffered a hip fracture on Labor Day, I'm back on my bikes but put platform pedals on while waiting to get more faith in my ability of my left leg to support my weight.
I'm 72 and hopefully I get...
10-02-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By a77impala

Without seeing the chainring in first photo I...

Without seeing the chainring in first photo I can't tell if chain is correct length, if on small ring looks correct. The second photo the chain looks to short to go on the largest cassette gear and...
10-02-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By a77impala

Doesn't look like a short cage to me. Does it...

Doesn't look like a short cage to me. Does it work?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,513
Posted By a77impala

The coolest cycling thing I own is my titanium...

The coolest cycling thing I own is my titanium 2004 LeMond Arrivee. My favorite bike ever!
09-12-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,389
Posted By a77impala

I have a set of Bontrager Race Lites that don't...

I have a set of Bontrager Race Lites that don't have flats on the nipples. The tire, tube and rim tape must be removed. Then it takes a 5mm extended socket to adjust.
My front wheel got out of true...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,902
Posted By a77impala

I have a Gore Windstopper and one thing it does...

I have a Gore Windstopper and one thing it does not do is stop the wind! I wear a windbreaker over it to get any degree of warmth.
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