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01-14-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Helderberg

Chilly but fun

Went out today for a nice ride. I have not been on the bike consistently for about two months so I am trying to get out for a ride often. Headed out on my usual warm-up leg and got hit in the face...
12-17-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Helderberg

We had an old tandem, I believe it was a 5 speed...

We had an old tandem, I believe it was a 5 speed Schwinn. It had a drum rear brake and weighed a ton. My wife was not that much into it and once we had a second child it went into the basement. It...
11-16-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,522
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: 41
Views: 2,651
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...
08-31-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,360
Posted By Helderberg

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

I give you a lot of credit. Nice ride.
Frank.
08-22-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,714
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: 1,714
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: 1,714
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: 1,754
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: 3,373
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: 4,583
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...
06-30-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,583
Posted By Helderberg

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

Thank you all for your suggestions.
Ride safe, Frank.
06-21-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,001
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: 936
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.
06-13-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 234,970
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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06-06-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
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...
05-28-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
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: 2,190
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...
05-05-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Helderberg

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

WOW, just wow. That is amazing at any age.
Frank.
05-04-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,488
Posted By Helderberg

I have decided to stick with the 46/30 crankset....

I have decided to stick with the 46/30 crankset. I like the 22 close ratios gear choices it gives me for the hills I have here and the limited flat. Now I just have to wait for the GRX chainset to...
04-30-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By Helderberg

Another perspective: From the Ti Chi guy, "If...

Another perspective: From the Ti Chi guy, "If that were me and my woman she would have killed me in my sleep. Must be on their Honeymoon." Just a thought.
Glad you both had a good experience and...
04-27-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By Helderberg

So leverage is my new favorite word. 8mm Allen...

So leverage is my new favorite word. 8mm Allen and a 30" piece of 3/4" iron pipe done. Now to find out what the bottom bracket dimension is and I can order my new crank and BB.
Thank you all for the...
04-26-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By Helderberg

I went from 175 on my Quick to 165 and it has...

I went from 175 on my Quick to 165 and it has helped my knees tremendously. Looking to change my Topstone from 172.5 to 165 also but am having a problem finding a GRX 2x11 in stock with the 165...
04-26-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,488
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for your response. No, I am not trying...

Thank you for your response. No, I am not trying to keep up with anyone but I have a lot of long hills where I live and run out of gears with the 46/11 combo. Honestly, at 72 YO I am and should be...
03-29-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By Helderberg

That is why I went with 165's and they have been...

That is why I went with 165's and they have been what I needed for the sake of my knees. I was not as concerned with loss of possible speed as I am about the pain I was experiencing. I am not saying...
03-28-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,331
Posted By Helderberg

All of the above and the rear derailleur might...

All of the above and the rear derailleur might need to be adjusted. As said above, a better explanation of what is happening and when would help to narrow down what might be happening. Be safe.
03-27-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,259
Posted By Helderberg

How do you like the Jones bar? I like the area...

How do you like the Jones bar? I like the area you have with that bar for the computer and additional hand grip. Nice setup.
Frank.
03-27-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,259
Posted By Helderberg

I have tried a few options. Some have stuck and...

I have tried a few options. Some have stuck and some I feel will be used as I get older, I am 72.
...
03-26-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By Helderberg

From what I can tell the lesser angle of my knees...

From what I can tell the lesser angle of my knees at the top of the peddle stroke seems to be the biggest improvement. I am not a physiotherapist but I do know that today I have no pain and that is a...
03-25-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By Helderberg

Shorter cranks 2

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03-11-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all for your responses. I ordered my...

Thank you all for your responses. I ordered my "good wrench" today and will have it soon.
Be safe all, Frank.
03-11-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By Helderberg

Unfortunately, mine did not come with it but I...

Unfortunately, mine did not come with it but I will search to try to find one. This would be the better solution to my issue if it is available by itself. I have found other wrench offerings on the...
03-07-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,236
Posted By Helderberg

Inseam is 29-29.5 depending on how uncomfortable...

Inseam is 29-29.5 depending on how uncomfortable I want to pull up on the level and that was in socks. I could probably make it 30 but life is too short.
Frank.
03-03-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Helderberg

They are Riddlers. I first rode them on my...

They are Riddlers. I first rode them on my topstone and I liked them enough to try them on the Quick. The 3 had 28's on it when I got it and thought the Quick would benefit from them but I will be...
03-03-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Helderberg

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I swapped out the flat bars because of my old back to make it more comfortable...
02-27-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all. I have done some more research and...

Thank you all. I have done some more research and as my Quick is a 9 speed I will go with a Sora. Thanks again all.
Frank.
02-24-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,484
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Views: 544,321
Posted By Helderberg

72 and my knees are giving me some issues. I have...

72 and my knees are giving me some issues. I have a gravel bike and a hybrid that I ride depending on how my back and legs feel. I ride about 10 - 12 miles at a time with a 15-mile ride once in a...
02-21-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,222
Posted By Helderberg

Sorry about the crash. Crosswinds can be a bear...

Sorry about the crash. Crosswinds can be a bear as you have found out, The good thing is that you were not injured worse and now have been reminded that you don't ride no hands on the windy days, or...
02-21-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,641
Posted By Helderberg

Running is harder for me as my back and legs can...

Running is harder for me as my back and legs can not take the pounding. Also, you can't coast downhill when you run. As far as the repairs go I do 90% of them myself and I enjoy that part of it also....
01-23-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,426
Posted By Helderberg

What ever you need to get out and riding is good....

What ever you need to get out and riding is good. Nice looking bike.
Be safe, Frank.
01-23-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By Helderberg

I wanted basically the same set up as what you...

I wanted basically the same set up as what you have described but could not find it "off the shelf". I am 72, live in a very hilly area but did not want to ride a mountain bike. My cure was a...
01-18-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,197
Posted By Helderberg

I have 46/30 and 11/34 and I use all 22 of them....

I have 46/30 and 11/34 and I use all 22 of them. The only flat areas near me are the bottom and the top of the hills. My driveway isn't even flat so with my bad knees at 72 years I spin out at around...
01-09-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,215
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all for taking the time to add to my...

Thank you all for taking the time to add to my post. At this point I am trying to make an accurate record of what I feel, where and what I have been doing at the time. I have a yoga based routine I...
01-08-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,667
Posted By Helderberg

We have been married for 51 years last October....

We have been married for 51 years last October. She is a gardener and I am NOT. I like jazz she does not. I could go on but I think you get the idea. We love each other and have had our own interests...
01-08-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,215
Posted By Helderberg

I will do some different exercises and keep track...

I will do some different exercises and keep track of what and where it causes pain. Thanks for the question and post.
Frank.
01-01-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,800
Posted By Helderberg

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is what I had, stock not counting the uprights or the stem, that came on the...
12-28-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,800
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks all for the posts and encouragement. I...

Thanks all for the posts and encouragement. I just put 15 miles on the bike on my trainer. My wrists did not hurt at all and I found I could move my hands around enough to have different grips areas....
12-27-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,800
Posted By Helderberg

Found a better way.

I have been finding it difficult lately to feel comfortable on either of my bikes. Some saddle issues but mostly my knees, back and shoulders. At one point I have entertained possibly accepting my...
12-24-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,601
Posted By Helderberg

I rode everywhere as a kid. It was an escape from...

I rode everywhere as a kid. It was an escape from my home life and my jet plane on the sidewalk. Got away from riding in high school, got a job, bought a car and commuted to collage. I was a "jock"...
12-21-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,660
Posted By Helderberg

Elemint Bolt. I have it synced with Strava and...

Elemint Bolt. I have it synced with Strava and Ride with GPS. You can make up your own routes and send them on to the Bolt. Decent battery life and I think it is good value for the price.
I have...
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