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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By Triode

Just picked up bike, working well. Thanks to...

Just picked up bike, working well.

Thanks to all for your input.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By Triode

Thanks for the input. I will pass this particular...

Thanks for the input. I will pass this particular part along to the mechanic.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By Triode

I know I'm not a good climber That and the...

I know I'm not a good climber

That and the fact that after an automobile accident decades ago I cannot rotate my left ankle, so am unable to use clipless (can't rotate out of the pedal, remain...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By Triode

You guys are nailing it. Checked with several...

You guys are nailing it. Checked with several local bike shops, asked for quotes and specific parts to be used three were ordering 10 speed dyna-sis types that won't work with road shifters. One shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By Triode

I sincerely appreciate your efforts CliffordK....

I sincerely appreciate your efforts CliffordK. However, at this point I believe I will do best by changing out the cassette and derailleur
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By Triode

Will do, this is getting complicated enough to...

Will do, this is getting complicated enough to just let the LBS do it their way, and make sure it works.

Thanks for the links, rm -rf

You guys are really nailing it.

Appreciate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By Triode

Looks like Lazyass is kickass with the solution I...

Looks like Lazyass is kickass with the solution I need. Will go to LBS and tell them to do it.

Thanks, appreciate all the input!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By Triode

Thanks, didn't know that was even an option.

Thanks, didn't know that was even an option.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By Triode

You posted before I could edit. The crank doesn't...

You posted before I could edit. The crank doesn't look like it will take something much smaller, so maybe gaining a couple of teeth there (smaller) and some larger on the back will be my only shot...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By Triode

50/24 instead of 50/34?

I'm 70, and am not going racing:)

I did my first good hills and while I do best at around 80/90 cadence, the longer hills that get steeper near the end cause me to get down to about 45/48 cadence...
07-31-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,881
Posted By Triode

I suggest that the carbs convert to sugar, and...

I suggest that the carbs convert to sugar, and you are addicted to sugar - coming from the carbs.

I cut out all carbs but complex carbs, and cut out breads, rice, potatoes and seriously went...
Forum: Touring
07-30-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,918
Posted By Triode

things just don't always work out. He hadn't...

things just don't always work out. He hadn't planned well, you were not prepared for him to stay.

His lack of organization, no matter how well intentioned his mission, does not overcome the...
07-24-12, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Triode

I started with a Trek 7.3FX. After a couple of...

I started with a Trek 7.3FX. After a couple of months, hand/arm.neck and back moved me to a road bike. If you are on pavement, go for a road bike. More hand positions, better geometry, etc.

I rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Triode

I carry "after bite" with me. ...

I carry "after bite" with me.

http://www.tendercorp.com/product.php?category=Insect%20Bite%20Treatments&product=AfterBite%3Csup%3E%C2%AE%3C/sup%3E%20Xtra&id=185

you can pick them up at CVS or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By Triode

you need to try them on. I found specialized...

you need to try them on.

I found specialized S3 to be the most comfortable on me. Uvex was close second.

They all are going to meet the Specs.

They all are not going to be comfortable on...
07-21-12, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,425
Posted By Triode

you're going to have to balance diet and...

you're going to have to balance diet and exercise.

You cannot readily combine a severe weight loss diet with an increased physical activity program.

It can be done.

Suggest if you are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,125
Posted By Triode

Bought a cheapie BELL brand while at Kmart -...

Bought a cheapie BELL brand while at Kmart - because I liked the sound. Of course, when I got home - it didn't fit the handlebars. I let sit for months. It was so cheap, I figured it wasn't worth the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,794
Posted By Triode

yep. My Fulcrums are louder than I would like....

yep. My Fulcrums are louder than I would like. But, since most of my riding is on a MUP, I've realized that the noise helps when passing other cyclists, etc.
07-07-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 62,621
Posted By Triode

Due to an old ankle injury and multiple surgeries...

Due to an old ankle injury and multiple surgeries on same - I found out the hard way that I cannot rotate my left foot enough to get out of clipless.

I wanted the largest platform I could find -...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,262
Posted By Triode

Haven't seen them around here. I happened to be...

Haven't seen them around here. I happened to be in Dick's, saw the shirt and bought it. Hey, I would take pockets for $2 more! Really like the shirt, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,262
Posted By Triode

No cotton. Coolmax or similar nylon. I'm in...

No cotton. Coolmax or similar nylon.

I'm in the South and grew up with cotton, loving it.

The current version of cooler products is so much better for riding, you will wonder why you didn't...
09-21-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By Triode

I bought a Trek 7.3 FX. Six weeks later, I bought...

I bought a Trek 7.3 FX. Six weeks later, I bought a Specialized Roubaix Comp Compact.

Not only further, faster with less effort - different geometry, more hand positions on the road bars, far more...
09-19-11, 10:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,538
Posted By Triode

Are you using a cadence sensor? If not,...

Are you using a cadence sensor?

If not, suggest you pick up a computer. I'm using a wired Cateye Strata (SP?).

It has helped me a lot,

I'm 65, have been biking only a couple of months.
...
09-19-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,187
Posted By Triode

OK. We're getting sidetracked in our...

OK.

We're getting sidetracked in our responses due to the trauma that the Sgt is living with.

Every other person that asks here is told - go ride bikes at the LBS. Keep going to ride bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,575
Posted By Triode

Not worth the hassle. Unlikely to get any...

Not worth the hassle.

Unlikely to get any sort of relief from any action you take.

Move on.

If that's the worse you ever get shafted on E-bay, it will be a wonder.

ETA - this is...
09-18-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,967
Posted By Triode

Actually, it depends on the rules of the "rail...

Actually, it depends on the rules of the "rail trail"

If it is in fact a designated Multi-Use-Path - it probably has some form of rules.

If in fact there are trail rules, do they have something...
09-18-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By Triode

Several months ago, I bought a Trek 7.3 FX. Six...

Several months ago, I bought a Trek 7.3 FX. Six weeks after that bought a Roubaix Comp Compact. Love the Roubaix. Comfy.

I am 65. My son and his wife bought Huffy's they rode for several years....
09-18-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,275
Posted By Triode

Gotta disagree with that. As a new rider, it...

Gotta disagree with that. As a new rider, it helps me realize when I'm loafing - helps me better understand my "power bandwith" and where I work the best.

Might mean squat to many. But, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,475
Posted By Triode

I'm thinking you've probably got this part wrong.

I'm thinking you've probably got this part wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 11:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,836
Posted By Triode

Umm, not really. With no specifics, have no...

Umm, not really.

With no specifics, have no idea WTF you mean.

ETA to be clear - have no idea if you are pro, con or a troll
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,956
Posted By Triode

the trail where I usually ride - if there is more...

the trail where I usually ride - if there is more than one rider, they are usually taking up the entire trail. No way to safely pass without an "on your left" so they will give some room.

In order...
Forum: Foo
09-17-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,013
Posted By Triode

Twice a year have an exterminator out. Have...

Twice a year have an exterminator out.

Have him do the whole deal.

No need for a contract or chemicals every month.

You are living in their house, they are just going to another room.
...
09-17-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,395
Posted By Triode

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,546
Posted By Triode

I think the Fulcrums run reasonably well. ...

I think the Fulcrums run reasonably well.

I've got them on my new Roubaix (OEM) with low miles - Fulcrum 6 , which I think is a fulcrum 5 hubs and fulcrum 7 rims.

google

fulcrum youtube...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,577
Posted By Triode

I have one LBS probably three miles, another -...

I have one LBS probably three miles, another - maybe 6 or 7 miles.

If I had to do a 30 mile roundtrip with medium to heavy traffic, I would learn how to do more wrenching.
09-15-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By Triode

Any sale, or paying a carpenter, painter, yard...

Any sale, or paying a carpenter, painter, yard man - whatever.

I count it in front of them, and then ask them to count it. Most do.

People get confused, forget they stopped and spent money on...
09-15-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,578
Posted By Triode

UPS here does the same. They double park, block a...

UPS here does the same. They double park, block a lane of traffic, etc and so on.

If they followed all the parking laws, they wouldn't be able to deliver a third of the volume they do. Shipping...
09-14-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,152
Posted By Triode

Curious, NJC 9452 - Where are you?

Curious, NJC 9452 - Where are you?
09-14-11, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,152
Posted By Triode

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/216913-Ai...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/216913-Air-Free-tires-are-great

oops.

Corrected poor memory
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By Triode

I think those helmets are cool. probably...

I think those helmets are cool.

probably wouldn't wear one if I were given one. But, I like the look on someone else:)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,971
Posted By Triode

"If you're 5'10 and have 32" inseam a 56 sounds...

"If you're 5'10 and have 32" inseam a 56 sounds about right to me."

And me.

Granted, my trunk and arms are somewhat longish - and the geometry of a Roubaix may well be different.

But, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By Triode

No response or smile is my suggestion. Some...

No response or smile is my suggestion.

Some posters with their response seem to be making the assumption that the occupants of the car were not whacked out on drugs, and not going to pull a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,024
Posted By Triode

Vicelord is on a wise path to let it drop. ...

Vicelord is on a wise path to let it drop.

The driver acted like am jerk, no need for vicelord to be one.

Vicelord is taking the high road. IMO, that's almost always the best choice
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,120
Posted By Triode

people don't necessarily do things the way you...

people don't necessarily do things the way you would.

Believe it or not, some people follow the regs religiously.

Not only that, they are often the most profitable ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,665
Posted By Triode

I own and ride mostly a road bike. My wife...

I own and ride mostly a road bike.

My wife asked, why move up from the hybrid?

I like "pumping" and the feeling of speed.

I'm pretty intent on the workout, will do long stretches,...
Forum: Touring
09-10-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,293
Posted By Triode

It is not a known fact. Actually, I suffered from...

It is not a known fact. Actually, I suffered from that same belief.

If you will diligently research - wider tires have less rolling resistance than narrower tires - all other things being equal....
Forum: Commuting
09-10-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By Triode

First, differences in geography - distances...

First, differences in geography - distances traveled, types of communities, etc - are huge. The sheer size of the US is overwhelming compared to most European areas. Plus, generally public transport...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-11, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Triode

I vote new bike

I vote new bike
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,120
Posted By Triode

Note: I doubt seriously that the a small (or...

Note:

I doubt seriously that the a small (or really large) LBS is pocketing the cash on bike sales, or doing so frequently.

Each bike must be tracked to record cost of goods sold. Basic...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,120
Posted By Triode

May be true for some businesses. Certainly...

May be true for some businesses.

Certainly not true for all.

Depends on bank, type of accounts, number of accounts held by business, average balance on accounts, history, yada, yada, yada.
...
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