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10-30-20, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Baldy1953

Only did 30 today. Been averaging almost 40 a...

Only did 30 today. Been averaging almost 40 a day for the last little bit.
10-26-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,280
Posted By Baldy1953

I am currently 450 miles short of my 5000 mile...

I am currently 450 miles short of my 5000 mile goal. Strava had a challenge for the 5 k distance for the year. If I can stay motivated for a while longer , it should be done before Thanksgiving.
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08-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Baldy1953

Thanks for the replies. Looks like I am going to...

Thanks for the replies. Looks like I am going to give it a try with positive feedback from here.
08-03-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Baldy1953

Nixfrixshun chain lube

Has anyone used this product? I read about it online and it looks really interesting. Not the cheapest lube in the world, but if it does what it says would be worth the money.
06-27-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By Baldy1953

It takes quite a bit of concentration to do that....

It takes quite a bit of concentration to do that. I felt really good when I finally got where I could do it consistently. Congratulations.
06-13-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By Baldy1953

Maybe by moving the sensor pickup to the rear...

Maybe by moving the sensor pickup to the rear wheel and the sensor to the frame arm, it will be closer and cure your problem
06-04-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Baldy1953

You may not need to replace the derailleur. The...

You may not need to replace the derailleur. The cable may be gummed up . I would replace the twist shift with the trigger shift and cable at the same time. Might give you the performance you are...
06-03-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,044
Posted By Baldy1953

I think we discussed your seat post problem in...

I think we discussed your seat post problem in another thread. I finally got my dropper post taken care of. On the second visit to the dropper company, they either replaced or repaired the dropper...
05-30-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,044
Posted By Baldy1953

Bought the 2018 Dragonslayer Pro from Jenson on...

Bought the 2018 Dragonslayer Pro from Jenson on closeout. I think the bike is wonderful. The biggest negative is the 26 inch tires. Surley is the place I have found the 3" tires for sale. There are...
05-10-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By Baldy1953

helijohn , I don't know why the recumbents...

helijohn , I don't know why the recumbents should scare you. Maybe the operator of the recumbent. They might have a false sense of security.
05-09-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By Baldy1953

Bought my wife a Terra Trike Rover as she has...

Bought my wife a Terra Trike Rover as she has some balance problems when starting and stopping. With the recumbent, those problems go away. She has had a smile on her face since she first sat on it...
05-09-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 34,801
Posted By Baldy1953

First bike was a jamis ventura comp. Loved the...

First bike was a jamis ventura comp. Loved the bike. Regret selling it and getting my current bike. It rode so nice, just not what my mind told me I wanted. Bought me a new mountain bike and it is...
05-09-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By Baldy1953

A slight compression of the tires is normal under...

A slight compression of the tires is normal under load. With a tire gauge , it is simple to check and make sure they are properly inflated. I check mine a couple times a week. Better to check than...
05-05-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By Baldy1953

I had some Shimano wide shoes. Went to the LBS (...

I had some Shimano wide shoes. Went to the LBS ( a specialized dealer). He got me a pair of specialized shoes and they fit well. They are wide also. Might look into that.
04-28-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,081
Posted By Baldy1953

Nachoman I am sure some stereotypical opinions...

Nachoman I am sure some stereotypical opinions are incorrect. I see where you are located and your opinion reflects that. I guess Ca. is the perfect place to live. After all you have a mass...
04-24-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Baldy1953

road 105 vs xtm8000 noise

Curious if anyone knows why 2 different Shimanno cassettes make different noises. My Specialized Rubaix has 105 and it clicks when I stop pedaling and on my Jamis Dragonslayer, it has xtm 8000 and it...
04-23-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,081
Posted By Baldy1953

The further south you go in Florida , the worse...

The further south you go in Florida , the worse it gets. It might have something to do with all the tourists that do not where they are going. This applies to the I-4 corridor ( daytona to tampa)...
04-19-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By Baldy1953

Appears you have not tightened the seat post...

Appears you have not tightened the seat post enough .. Or the dropper is not actually functioning properly. I recently bought a 2018 Dragonslayer Pro from Jenson USA and the e-ten dropper post was...
03-27-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Baldy1953

Update on my dilemma with my dropper post. LBS...

Update on my dilemma with my dropper post. LBS got an Rma from KS and sent it to them. They have returned the post to the LBS, but it still does not work properly. It only extends 50 mm and it is...
03-04-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By Baldy1953

I have a 2018 Roubaix Elite. Basically , the...

I have a 2018 Roubaix Elite. Basically , the same bike, with hydraulic discs. It has the 105 groupset. It is a very comfortable bike to ride. I have a bit more than 9000 miles on it in 2 years...
03-04-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Baldy1953

You might give Jenson USA a look. I recently...

You might give Jenson USA a look. I recently bought a Jamis Dragonslayer from them. The only thing I had to do upon arrival was open the box, and put the front wheel on it and was ready to ride. ...
03-03-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By Baldy1953

The Trek will do an adequate job of riding the...

The Trek will do an adequate job of riding the gravel. I have an Antelope 800. Have ridden it on 2 so called "gravel rides" here in N. Fl. It is mostly sand and the tires were too narrow for the...
02-26-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Baldy1953

The bike is rideable as is. The post works...

The bike is rideable as is. The post works halfway and for the flat area I live in, not a necessity. KS is going to warranty the post. We have to send it in and am going to do that in about a...
02-26-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Baldy1953

After speaking with the lbs, we are going to...

After speaking with the lbs, we are going to handle it directly through KS. KS was hesitant on accepting responsibility for it as the post was made in 2016. The lbs told him it was on a brand new...
02-25-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Baldy1953

The bike is at the lbs. The owner has been in...

The bike is at the lbs. The owner has been in contact with KS. They grilled him on what he had done to see if the post was defective. Apparently he passed the test and they are willing to warranty...
02-25-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Baldy1953

That was my first thought. They have not...

That was my first thought. They have not responded to my email. Their phone system leaves a lot to be desired. Thanks for the suggestion.
02-25-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Baldy1953

KS ETEN i not working properly

I recently purchased a 2018 Jamis Dragonslayer Pro from Jenson USA. The KS e ten i dropper post is not working properly. It will extend on its own approx 1/2 the distance it is supposed to. ( 2...
02-24-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Baldy1953

Apparently Jenson gave me incorrect information. ...

Apparently Jenson gave me incorrect information. After taking the bike the lbs, it appears there is no place to add air to the dropper post. It seems I am going to have to live with a half...
02-20-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Baldy1953

Spoke with a Jenson "gear specialist" about the...

Spoke with a Jenson "gear specialist" about the dropper post. I was told there could be 2 problems with it. A kinked tube going to the dropper and low air pressure. With the ease of operation with...
02-20-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Baldy1953

Read the manuals sent with the bike. From that,...

Read the manuals sent with the bike. From that, I have discerned I can add air to the dropper post. It appears I have to remove the seat to do so. Have sent an email to Jenson to see if that is...
02-19-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Baldy1953

Well, the Dragon slayer arrived today and got the...

Well, the Dragon slayer arrived today and got the front wheel installed and gave it a few spins around the yard. Works well, and feels pretty comfortable.
Do have a question. I have never had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By Baldy1953

It is a 2018. Weighted it before anything was...

It is a 2018. Weighted it before anything was added. No bottle cages, computer or anything else. Maybe my bath scales are off a couple of pounds.. If so, I like the way they weigh.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By Baldy1953

Specialized Roubaix Elite is around 2800 bucks. ...

Specialized Roubaix Elite is around 2800 bucks. Full carbon, 105 groupset. Comes with 28mm tires so is fairly comfortable. Weighed when brought home and weighed 16.5#, so is fairly light also. ...
02-09-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Baldy1953

Update on my order from Jenson USA. At this...

Update on my order from Jenson USA. At this point, it is on some sort of credit hold they cannot straighten out. I have had several email messages back and forth to no avail. I explained I get...
02-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Baldy1953

Thanks Hobbit for the report. Before I read it,...

Thanks Hobbit for the report. Before I read it, I had already stopped by my neighborhood bike shop and talking with the owner , he told me the Jenson deal was a good value. I ordered one today and...
01-30-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Baldy1953

Please post what you think after you have a...

Please post what you think after you have a chance to ride your new bike. I would be interested in hearing what you have to say.
01-30-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Baldy1953

Retiring Trek 800 Antelope

I have recently started riding some "gravel" rides here in N. Fl. They are more like sand rides and I am getting beat to death by the old Trek. I have looked at several bikes and am considering a...
01-30-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,599
Posted By Baldy1953

To the Original poster. The amount of money for...

To the Original poster. The amount of money for a first bike is a personal decision. I spent approx 800 bucks on my first road bike. Rode it for 2 years and really liked it. I then spent 2800...
Forum: Southeast
01-30-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Baldy1953

Welcome to Jacksonville. There are quite a few...

Welcome to Jacksonville. There are quite a few bicycle shops in Jax and surrounding areas. No touring events in this area that I am aware of. The North Florida Bicycle Club has a fairly large...
01-13-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,198
Posted By Baldy1953

When I referenced sitting and getting out of a...

When I referenced sitting and getting out of a trike. I have no other reference other than my wife's Terra Trike. I guess there are a several ways of entering and exiting a trike. Maybe working on...
01-12-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,198
Posted By Baldy1953

Pretty easy to mount a trike. Step over the frame...

Pretty easy to mount a trike. Step over the frame where it goes to the crank. Slowly sit down. To get up, set the brakes, grab the handlebars( steering mechanism) and gently pull yourself into...
01-11-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,596
Posted By Baldy1953

Cut my ride short because of 15-20 mph winds...

Cut my ride short because of 15-20 mph winds this morning. Got tired of fighting it and turned right and came home. Seems no matter which way I go, the wind is in my face. Get tired of fighting...
01-05-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,198
Posted By Baldy1953

My wife has a terra trike. She never (or hardly...

My wife has a terra trike. She never (or hardly ever ) rode her diamond frame bike. She got on the trike at the dealer and riding around the parking lot had a great big smile on her face. It...
12-30-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,921
Posted By Baldy1953

The first metric I rode, I was riding 30 miles 3...

The first metric I rode, I was riding 30 miles 3 times a week. I did not have any problem completing the ride. I was tired, but finished . Good advice on the water and food. Stop at all the rest...
12-29-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,124
Posted By Baldy1953

Signed up for the Strava 5000 mile challenge for...

Signed up for the Strava 5000 mile challenge for 2020. Gives me a goal to shoot for. did 6000 in 2018 and only 3100 in 2019. Ready to step up the pace a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Baldy1953

I have found when I go from the big ring to the...

I have found when I go from the big ring to the smaller ring up front, I automatically shift the rear 3 gears. That puts me in almost the same cadence . Do vice versa, from small to big ring, I...
12-26-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By Baldy1953

Got my 3000 miles a week or so ago. Just signed...

Got my 3000 miles a week or so ago. Just signed onto the 5000 miles challenge on Strava for 2020. Should be attainable as in 2018 did 6003 miles. Only rode 6 months this year due to health and...
Forum: Southeast
12-24-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Baldy1953

Going over the Ortega bridge will net you quite...

Going over the Ortega bridge will net you quite a bit less traffic for the most part. You will go through some old residential area with some pretty nice homes right on the river.
if, you...
Forum: Southeast
12-21-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Baldy1953

I am not sure where google maps has you crossing...

I am not sure where google maps has you crossing the river. It would be either in Palatka going into east palatka and the hit SR 13 east of there. Or crossing the river at SR 16 just south of Green...
Forum: Southeast
12-19-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Baldy1953

You are going to run into fairly heavy traffic on...

You are going to run into fairly heavy traffic on the east or west side of the river. The east side ( up US 17) has you going through 2 smaller towns ( Green Cove Springs and Orange Park) along...
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