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07-21-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By JGM411

I have prescription sunglasses (Nike) through my...

I have prescription sunglasses (Nike) through my optometrist. My regular glasses are progression and transition lenses. I ride early in the morning so most often I ride with my regular glasses.
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05-29-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,254
Posted By JGM411

Welcome from down the road from you. Nice...

Welcome from down the road from you.

Nice bike, I hope you enjoy it for many many miles.

I did the same. first bike trek fx 7.3, then 8 months later a Domane 5.2, then a couple years later a...
05-26-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By JGM411

Nothing memorable, just the regular 20 mile loop....

Nothing memorable, just the regular 20 mile loop. What is memorable is that this was the first couple days that strung two rides together all year. I am way way off yearly miles this year. However,...
12-08-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By JGM411

I do the following... MWF 3 groups of workouts...

I do the following... MWF 3 groups of workouts and within each group I do 4 sets of three different types of exercise. EX: Group 1, is 4 sets consisting of a rotation of 12 reps - chest, then 12...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-18, 01:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,877
Posted By JGM411

I have a 2 1/2 yo old samsung Galaxy S6. no case....

I have a 2 1/2 yo old samsung Galaxy S6. no case. I ride with it in my jersey back pocket. When I remove it, it's damp. I have not had any issues.

When it rains, I move it to my seat bag. I don't...
Forum: Introductions
07-03-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By JGM411

welcome to both new members.

welcome to both new members.
Forum: Introductions
07-01-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By JGM411

post some pictures. I have a 73 Continental (Kool...

post some pictures. I have a 73 Continental (Kool Lemon). You are right, riding no-hands is really easy wight that bike. I have fond memories of riding and turning no hands with that bike.
07-01-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,621
Posted By JGM411

I live in Illinois, I have to keep working to pay...

I live in Illinois, I have to keep working to pay for my family's health insurance, IL property taxes and my 4th kid's college. Three kids in and out of college and/or grad school, one to go.

I am...
07-01-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,973
Posted By JGM411

400 miles plus gym time. goal only 5 down days ...

400 miles plus gym time. goal only 5 down days

7/01 20.3
7/02 gym
7/03 treadmill 2.2 miles
7/04 20.3

MTD: 40.6
06-10-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,811
Posted By JGM411

I am 5'10", inseam 31/32" I am a little longer in...

I am 5'10", inseam 31/32" I am a little longer in the torso. My bikes include Trek Domane at 54cm, Giant Defy Advanced at 56cm, Trek fx7.3 at 17.5 inches

trek fx is a bit small, 19 inches would...
06-05-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,805
Posted By JGM411

Speaking in general terms and my personal...

Speaking in general terms and my personal experience.

I have a Treks hybrid fx7.3, a Domane 5.something, and Giant Defy Advanced. FX7.3 is @2-3 mph slower vs Domane. While on Domane, riding...
06-04-18, 06:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,415
Posted By JGM411

400 miles? 6/1 gym, 0 miles 6/2 bike,...

400 miles?

6/1 gym, 0 miles

6/2 bike, 20.2

6/3 bike, 20.2

6/4 gym, 0
06-03-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,956
Posted By JGM411

Hmm? I have been doing it all wrong. Mid 200's,...

Hmm? I have been doing it all wrong. Mid 200's, 25mm tires. Luck must be on my side. I have just under 5000 miles on my gatorskns��
06-02-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,201
Posted By JGM411

You're going to love that Domane. Congrats on...

You're going to love that Domane. Congrats on the successful weight loss.
05-28-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,220
Posted By JGM411

IPA, really good IPA's, and not weighing myself...

IPA, really good IPA's, and not weighing myself for almost 15years.

The alcohol is no more and I'm down 20lbs since 26Jan. I want to get down to college weight of @ 170. Sixty lbs to go and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,876
Posted By JGM411

Your "tech details" replicate mine pretty close. ...

Your "tech details" replicate mine pretty close.

I check tire pressure every other day and re-inflate my tires to 115. My tires lose a few lbs every other day and a couple strokes on my...
02-18-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,870
Posted By JGM411

congratulations.... I have a similar goal.

congratulations.... I have a similar goal.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,772
Posted By JGM411

Fairies die once you fart.:p ...

Fairies die once you fart.:p

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I have a Performance Ultra, Pi's, Castelli, Garneau, even a Nike bike short and maybe one or two other brands.

They are all comfortable...
01-26-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By JGM411

yes. I used one for the first time last month. ...

yes. I used one for the first time last month. It worked as described.
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By JGM411

Here are a couple more pictures

Here are a couple more pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By JGM411

Cannondale r600 info request

My son purchased a used Cannondale R600 bike that was likely from the early/min 1990's. Here are some pictures.

He paid $400 for the bike, a helmet and a car bike rack.

The brakes and gears...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By JGM411

Update: I never asked him what he decided to...

Update:

I never asked him what he decided to do with the bike. He arrived home for Christmas break sometime very early this morning. This morning I walk in the garage and see his mothers...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-17, 04:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,549
Posted By JGM411

I meant domane vs defy I also like the...

I meant
domane vs defy

I also like the Domane's seat better than the Defy's seat. (and yes i know I can swap seats, I choose not to as I choose not to move the lights, etc. I like the Trek set...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-17, 06:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,549
Posted By JGM411

see answer above.

see answer above.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,549
Posted By JGM411

I ride early in the morning and have the Domane...

I ride early in the morning and have the Domane set up with lights. It is also a 54 cm bike while the Defy is 56 cm.

The Giant seems quicker and more agile while the Domane seems more stable. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,549
Posted By JGM411

I have a Trek Domane 5.2 and a Giant Defy Advnced...

I have a Trek Domane 5.2 and a Giant Defy Advnced sl2. I like the performance of the giant best, but still ride the trek more... a lot more.
10-24-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By JGM411

wall paper remover ???? I don't have any idea if...

wall paper remover ???? I don't have any idea if it would work, but it seems kind of logical, at least to me it does.

It seems a lot less hazardous than some more chemically abrasive solvents.
10-24-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By JGM411

Polar vs ANT+

I have a few bikes. one bike doesn't have any transmitter on it, but that's not important right now.

My Trek Domane has a Polar cadence transmitter and I ride this bike quite a bit. I also use a...
10-10-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By JGM411

Mine came from the North Pole. ;) Actually,...

Mine came from the North Pole. ;)

Actually, my parents used trading stamps and got it from a catalog. I think they were Top Value stamps.

...
10-09-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By JGM411

I have that bike and same color scheme. My chain...

I have that bike and same color scheme. My chain guard is different though. I love that color. I got mine in 1967 as a christmas present.
Forum: Introductions
09-21-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By JGM411

Your future is simple. you're going to buy a...

Your future is simple.

you're going to buy a road bike as you spread your wings and get off that 1.7 mile circuit.

the extra handle bar position is very positive.
09-21-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,334
Posted By JGM411

OP, this is something i am dealing with, ...

OP, this is something i am dealing with,


I have debated buying a Porsche Cayenne for my wife, (I drive a lowly Dodge Caravan), and I love riding my bike.

Things changed as a pre-owned 015...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By JGM411

I think his friend has a mid or lower range Trek,...

I think his friend has a mid or lower range Trek, Giant, Cannondale, but newer aluminum version from what he is considering buying. I wish he would buy that Madone.

His friend along with another...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By JGM411

Well the first time my 1973 Continental was on...

Well the first time my 1973 Continental was on the UIUC campus was years 1978-1982 when I attended.... I guess the demand for that vintage waned from when it was new.

Funny, that bike has been...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By JGM411

I understand what you are saying about college...

I understand what you are saying about college bike thefts.

While he was attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, he used my old 1973 Schwinn Continental. He never had a problem...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By JGM411

Yea I saw that red Madone and thought the same as...

Yea I saw that red Madone and thought the same as you. for a bit more money he gets a newer. I ride a 54 cm domane and it fits perfect for me so that red mad one should fit my son as he and I are...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By JGM411

$400, he said they are both 56 INCHES LOL (he was...

$400, he said they are both 56 INCHES LOL (he was at the Clemson/Auburn game while he was texting me so I assume there was some tailgating prior to the game) He is 5'10" and I assume he meant 56cm. ...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By JGM411

Which bike should be purchased?

My son is wanting to a buy a bike. He is a grad student currently living in Charleston SC.

He texted me a picture of a old Trek 2300 carbon framed bike with shimano 600 derailleur.

the other...
08-24-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,879
Posted By JGM411

Yes, Two years ago, I ran a rural stop sign...

Yes,

Two years ago, I ran a rural stop sign on U.S. highway 50. I came about three feet away from being hit.

I will never -- ever-- do that again. My fault all the way.

I ride very early...
08-20-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,992
Posted By JGM411

yep we are fortunate as we get to see it again in...

yep we are fortunate as we get to see it again in 2024. In 2024, Carlyle is on the northern edge of total eclipse
08-11-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,992
Posted By JGM411

i'm 70 miles north of Carbondale IL. I will ride...

i'm 70 miles north of Carbondale IL. I will ride at my normal 4:15-5:45 am - 20 mile route in the dark.
08-04-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,821
Posted By JGM411

morning routine. get up, get ready for a bike...

morning routine. get up, get ready for a bike ride, make coffee, get on bike, ride bike, 1.5 hours later (actually more like 1:20:00 later), return home, pour a cup of coffee, go upstairs, take...
08-04-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,034
Posted By JGM411

I agree with finding a good LBS first. Carbon...

I agree with finding a good LBS first. Carbon frame and Shimano 105 or better. Last November, a small local chain bike shop closed one of their stores. I bought a Giant Defy Advanced SL for $1875....
08-04-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,316
Posted By JGM411

If I am reading your OP correctly, the basket...

If I am reading your OP correctly, the basket rubs against the rack legs and has worn out the legs.

Place some rubber, plastic, etc between the basket and the legs. Use it as a consumable and...
08-02-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,651
Posted By JGM411

a pathetic 202 miles for July

a pathetic 202 miles for July
06-30-17, 06:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,025
Posted By JGM411

Oh Hell yes they get washed and often. I ride...

Oh Hell yes they get washed and often. I ride early in the morning and on cool days, I'm honking a lot of stuff out of the nasal passages. I don't ride with handkerchiefs.....guess what cleans up...
06-30-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,781
Posted By JGM411

354.3 mtd

354.3 mtd
06-23-17, 06:07 PM
06-21-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,608
Posted By JGM411

You and I have a similar situation. I got back...

You and I have a similar situation. I got back into cycling in the fall of 2013. Im 57, my wife will be 59 later this year. She isn't in great shape.

I started with a Trek fx7.3, however mode...
06-14-17, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,075
Posted By JGM411

I have used shimano a530 for several years. ...

I have used shimano a530 for several years. Flipping the pedals to the correct side is intuitive and can be done by just feel...no looking down at the pedals. For your intended purpose, dual sided...
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