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11-16-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,492
Posted By Helderberg

I started back on a bike about four years ago...

I started back on a bike about four years ago after being off one for decades. I was told not to ride after back surgery to reverse a paralysis of my left leg and herniated disc on my right. Once I...
11-14-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,681
Posted By Helderberg

Most of the brand names are good bikes. The...

Most of the brand names are good bikes. The mechanical parts are similar to a price point so you can look at Trek, Cannondale, Giant, etc, and find similar models at a similar price but the geometry...
10-11-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for this information. I have become so...

Thank you for this information. I have become so frustrated with myself that last night I got out some of my saddle attempts and started switching out different models. I found I feel better on a...
10-10-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Helderberg

WoW, thank you for this extensive post. A lot of...

WoW, thank you for this extensive post. A lot of information to digest but I will look further into the Specialized and SA saddles. I have a Specialized dealer nearby, they also sell Cannondale and...
10-09-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Helderberg

Since the Imperial did not work what saddle did...

Since the Imperial did not work what saddle did you end up with? I totally realize that everyone is different but I am just curious what worked for you.
Thanks, Frank.
10-07-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Helderberg

I will try to answer you questions in the order...

I will try to answer you questions in the order you have asked them.

1) Yes, I am referring to the middle being higher than the sides when viewed from the back.
2) I am currently riding a fizik...
10-06-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Helderberg

From what I can tell I believe it is not so much...

From what I can tell I believe it is not so much the width but the crown or roundness of the back of the saddle. I am trying to find a "flatter" sitting area if that makes any sense, but all of the...
10-04-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Helderberg

The problem with Selle saddles is that, from what...

The problem with Selle saddles is that, from what I can find, they are too narrow for my sit bones. Would like to try one but I need at least 150mm.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Frank.
10-02-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Helderberg

Brooks 17 Imperial.

Would like to know if the owners of this saddle could give me some input about how adjustable the seat is or isn't? It appears that I could adjust the width but looks can be deceiving. At any rate,...
10-02-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,328
Posted By Helderberg

Yes for me but I also have my rearview mirrors...

Yes for me but I also have my rearview mirrors attached to the visors on both of my helmets so it serves a dual purpose.
Frank.
09-12-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,857
Posted By Helderberg

I admire your dedication to a project and I am...

I admire your dedication to a project and I am embarrassed to think that I would sell and buy a new bike after just a year and a half. Truly you have shown that with a good frame there are many...
09-04-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Helderberg

And there it is. Thank you. Frank.

And there it is. Thank you.
Frank.
09-04-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you very much for your reply. The saddle is...

Thank you very much for your reply. The saddle is good for me and the bike I use it with but I was wondering if, with my wide sit bones I might be outside the padded area of my bibs. It is thicker in...
09-04-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Helderberg

Wide sit bones, padded bibs.

I have wide sit bones and ride a 155 mm Fizik saddle. I use Pearl Izumi padded bibs and while they are nice, not the top of their line, they do not seem to give me a lot of padding. I am not above...
09-01-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for this post and thanks for your work...

Thank you for this post and thanks for your work with all of the disabled athletes. Mostly, I thank you for your work with the Vietnam Vets.
Frank.
08-31-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By Helderberg

I give you a lot of credit. Nice ride. Frank.

I give you a lot of credit. Nice ride.
Frank.
08-29-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,275
Posted By Helderberg

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I have been riding a long time. That is my mother and I was about...
08-26-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By Helderberg

Yes, you do get it. Thanks. Frank.

Yes, you do get it. Thanks.
Frank.
08-25-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,458
Posted By Helderberg

You have given me some great ideas to try. Thanks...

You have given me some great ideas to try. Thanks for the motivation and here's hoping you do this well into your 90's.
08-22-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By Helderberg

That's fine. Ride on and be safe. Thanks for the...

That's fine. Ride on and be safe. Thanks for the remark about my bike.
Frank.
08-22-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By Helderberg

I am a 72-year-old Vietnam war Vet that is...

I am a 72-year-old Vietnam war Vet that is dealing with PTSD every day. Maybe I am reading other things into this that you can not feel so please just pass it on by. Not thinking this would appeal to...
08-21-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By Helderberg

Still riding.

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I found this on a FB group and thought it...
08-02-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,626
Posted By Helderberg

What's next, Drone bikes so they can remove the...

What's next, Drone bikes so they can remove the biggest aero issue, the rider. The price is astounding.
Frank.
07-28-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,185
Posted By Helderberg

This is an interesting post. I was just telling...

This is an interesting post. I was just telling my younger daughter, 43 years old, that at my age, 72, I am really starting to feel my age. I don't recover like I think I should but I am finding that...
07-05-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,472
Posted By Helderberg

When I was in business I had two very interesting...

When I was in business I had two very interesting encounters with cats but that is for another posting.
I did not mean to insinuate that Pitbulls or Dobermans were evil. I was only stating that the...
07-01-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,472
Posted By Helderberg

WOW, sounds like I should sell my bikes and buy a...

WOW, sounds like I should sell my bikes and buy a Peloton. Just joking but it sounds like I need to allow myself to be taken down by a dog and still need to have it on camera and have a few thousand...
06-30-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,472
Posted By Helderberg

This is good information but, to be honest, I...

This is good information but, to be honest, I don't know if I could do it. That said if it came down to my life or the dogs the dog is going down.
Frank.
06-30-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,472
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all for your suggestions. Ride safe,...

Thank you all for your suggestions.
Ride safe, Frank.
06-29-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,472
Posted By Helderberg

Dogs.

I was riding today, it was in the 90's with high humidity, and at about mile 12 two dogs started chasing me. Now they were two Chihuahua so no big deal but it got me thinking. I was climbing a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By Helderberg

I was getting strange Strava data before I bought...

I was getting strange Strava data before I bought my Wahoo so I ran both Strava and Ride with GPS. I found, for no good reason, that the Ride w/GPS was more consistent/accurate (?) in my location....
06-21-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,731
Posted By Helderberg

I know that my "Dream" bike is very mundane...

I know that my "Dream" bike is very mundane compared to what is listed here but my dream bike is the one I have. After being told that I would/should never ride a bike again, back in 2002, my...
06-20-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations on finding the bike. It will be...

Congratulations on finding the bike. It will be interesting to follow its transformation into your vision.
Be safe, Frank.
06-20-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for the information. ​​​​​​​Be safe,...

Thank you for the information.
​​​​​​​Be safe, Frank.
06-19-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Helderberg

Much appreciated. Do you feel the ride is hard on...

Much appreciated. Do you feel the ride is hard on your hands or do the sidewalls have some give? Not familiar with the Hardcase tires but am looking to move from my 37 with soft sidewalls. I am also...
06-19-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Helderberg

Could you share what tire you are using? Sounds...

Could you share what tire you are using? Sounds like you are getting a good wear rate.
Thanks, Frank.
06-13-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 228,824
Posted By Helderberg

I just swapped the 170.5 crankset for 165. Kept...

I just swapped the 170.5 crankset for 165. Kept the same 46/30 gearing and swapped the BB also.
Best move I have made in the fit of the bike.
Frank.
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06-13-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By Helderberg

I ride an alloy topstone 105 and I really like...

I ride an alloy topstone 105 and I really like it. It fits me and that is the reason I like it so ride them both, if you can, and see which one fits you better, Good luck.
Frank.
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06-13-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,167
Posted By Helderberg

Eight bikes, fourteen cars, seven vans. Frank.

Eight bikes, fourteen cars, seven vans.
Frank.
06-06-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By Helderberg

This has been my experience also. I have a Hybrid...

This has been my experience also. I have a Hybrid and gone so far as to change the flat bars to a mustache style, wider tires, and crankset. this all helped but the right fit on a drop-bar gravel...
06-05-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Helderberg

From my measurement 68mm. The BB I got from FSA...

From my measurement 68mm. The BB I got from FSA is 68-70 so it was covered. The main issue I was concerned with was the chainset gears falling into an adjustable chain line so to allow my use of my...
06-01-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Helderberg

Shorter cranks 3

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This is my Cannondale topstone alloy, 105. Had FSA 172.5 cranks on a 46/30...
05-28-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By Helderberg

After only 5 min. I totally understand. Might...

After only 5 min. I totally understand. Might have to look into something like this if I decide to wear them on the bike. Thanks
Frank.
05-28-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By Helderberg

This and soooooo much more. Be safe, Frank.

This and soooooo much more.
Be safe, Frank.
05-28-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By Helderberg

What the heck is that, oh, nevermind.

Yesterday the VA gave me my first hearing aids. I also received my package of a new bottom bracket and crankset from UPS. Today I installed the parts on my topstone. Threw it up on my stand, a couple...
05-20-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By Helderberg

I own a 2020 Topstone 105 and between these two...

I own a 2020 Topstone 105 and between these two bikes, I would lean toward the Triban. I find the 11 speeds I have on my 105 is a real benefit over the 9 speeds my Cannondale Quick with the Sora...
05-10-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,007
Posted By Helderberg

So sorry for your loss. Frank.

So sorry for your loss.
Frank.
05-08-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By Helderberg

BikeBling

Has anyone here used BikeBling as a parts source? Decent price but, as with all of the suppliers I have contacted, no inventory.
Thanks in advance, Frank,
05-08-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,425
Posted By Helderberg

I have found that my gravel bike is my go-to bike...

I have found that my gravel bike is my go-to bike for all of my local rides. I ride my other bike once in a while but I enjoy the gravel bike the most. I suppose that when the time comes that I am...
05-05-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,275
Posted By Helderberg

When I was 10 I inherited a three-speed bike from...

When I was 10 I inherited a three-speed bike from the upstairs tenant's son when he got his license. It was what we called an"English" bike as it had a three-speed hub that didn't shift. It was way...
05-05-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Helderberg

WOW, just wow. That is amazing at any age. ...

WOW, just wow. That is amazing at any age.
Frank.
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