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04-01-19, 05:24 PM
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Views: 763
Posted By FamilyMan007

Got me But in my young day (so far ago I...

Got me

But in my young day (so far ago I likely mis-remember) I thought April Fool jokes were a morning-only thing

Happy cycling
04-01-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,172
Posted By FamilyMan007

Works for me - I do not ride my Quick SL1 very...

Works for me - I do not ride my Quick SL1 very often these days, but when I do I still find the ride very smooth (using Marathon Supreme 35's)


Sounds like a great deal!
I am confident your wife...
07-13-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By FamilyMan007

Prudential 100-mile closed road event - July 29th 2018

I was lucky enough to get a ballot entry for the above event (I fancy the odds for 'overseas' category must be better than for locals - a relative living in UK has tried some 4 or 5 times and never...
Replies: 46
Views: 5,842
Posted By FamilyMan007

+1 :thumb: I have used one this past riding...

+1 :thumb:

I have used one this past riding season - gives me the confidence to leave bike unattended for a short period - likely more protection than a cable

Seems well made + combination #...
12-22-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,647
Posted By FamilyMan007

Good prediction - e-assist getting more common...

Good prediction - e-assist getting more common every year

I see this trend likely continuing as the Baby Boomers age (anyone read 'The Haywire Heart'?)

Merry Xmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 34,850
Posted By FamilyMan007

I can understand frustration if your 4.5ARs are...

I can understand frustration if your 4.5ARs are failing to meet your expectations for the $ spent.

As previously indicated, I am loving my 4.5ARs built with DT-240 hubs (just wish I was a stronger...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 34,850
Posted By FamilyMan007

Makes no sense to me based on my experience with...

Makes no sense to me based on my experience with the 'standard' DT hubs - just love the wheels (using Schwalbe Pro One 28mm @ about 60psi)




On reflection, I find it a little unusual to order...
11-12-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,968
Posted By FamilyMan007

I took advantage of Bill's hard work last time -...

I took advantage of Bill's hard work last time - I was pleased with design and quality of the jersey / wind vest I ordered.

In answer to your question re sizing, I would say that in my limited...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,682
Posted By FamilyMan007

Thanks for your very informative reply, much...

Thanks for your very informative reply, much appreciated.

I certainly love the ride of the Schwalbe Pro Ones - hope you have a good experience. (Reported durability of supple tires usually seems...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,682
Posted By FamilyMan007

Hi Brian I have experience with Conti 4000 28mm...

Hi Brian
I have experience with Conti 4000 28mm (tubed) and Schwalbe Pro One 28mm (tubeless) - I was thinking of going to Hutchinson Sector 32mm for next tubeless - would be interested in you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-17, 11:11 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 34,850
Posted By FamilyMan007

Your bike looks fantastic +1 for using this...

Your bike looks fantastic

+1 for using this tool :thumb:
It makes lifting the last few inches of the Schwalbe Pro One bead over the 'outer' rim just so much easier (unless you have much...
10-08-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,362
Posted By FamilyMan007

4.5ARs are one of my indulgencies for my new bike...

4.5ARs are one of my indulgencies for my new bike - downhill seems so secure, not sure how much that is attributable to frame and how much wheel/tire combo.
Wish I was a stronger cyclist to get full...
Forum: Touring
10-07-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,168
Posted By FamilyMan007

My 2c: ~ you seem to be doing a lot of thing...

My 2c:
~ you seem to be doing a lot of thing right (I love my T-Cento Bib, also use Assos cream + wash after every use)
~ someone mentioned time on the bike - many hours in the saddle training for...
09-29-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 107,766
Posted By FamilyMan007

I purchased the 901 - my new bike was an...

I purchased the 901 - my new bike was an indulgence, so extra cost vs 601 was not a determining factor for me


fyi - It was installed as part of a new build with the 46/30 as a planned...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-17, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,154
Posted By FamilyMan007

My latest bike design included longer chain stays...

My latest bike design included longer chain stays (435mm, I am down to about 185cm tall and shrinking slowly).
Just loving my new bike (completed my first double classic - 200 mile - one-day ride...
09-27-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By FamilyMan007

My experience was different - at Toronto airport...

My experience was different - at Toronto airport apparently they could not 'scan' items as big as a bike box so they made me open it up for security examination before they accepted the bag as...
09-27-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By FamilyMan007

Still do at Air Canada - see link...

Still do at Air Canada - see link https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/plan/baggage/special-items.html - namely:
Packing instructions
The bicycle must be placed - with handlebars fixed sideways...
09-27-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By FamilyMan007

I understand your point. However, my...

I understand your point.

However, my understanding is that if you do not partially lower the air-pressure, less informed airline check-in / ground crew may get discombobulated at no reduction in...
09-27-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 107,766
Posted By FamilyMan007

WGScott Just want to thank you for starting...

WGScott

Just want to thank you for starting this thread - I ended up going with the Sugino for my new bike. The 46/30 crank seems to my inexpert eye to be well made (and delightfully packaged!),...
09-27-17, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By FamilyMan007

I can relate to your situation - I had exactly...

I can relate to your situation - I had exactly the same questions when I signed up to participate in a London2Paris ride (very enjoyably completed earlier this month).

Bottom-line: Looking back I...
03-15-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,996
Posted By FamilyMan007

You are aware of the separate thread on 46/30...

You are aware of the separate thread on 46/30 front cranks - there are some relevant posts (especially re using Praxis crank with Di2)

I can relate to the desire for a smaller front crank. In my...
12-24-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 107,766
Posted By FamilyMan007

Mark, Looks great :thumb: I am thinking...

Mark,

Looks great :thumb:

I am thinking of following the same path for my new bike, thus re-assuring that the shifting meets your expectations

Sounds like you are well placed to have some...
12-17-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,111
Posted By FamilyMan007

Met my goal for 2016 on my Synapse - 5,000km and...

Met my goal for 2016 on my Synapse - 5,000km and two 100-milers

Goals for 2017
Enjoy my 70th birthday present (new Ti bike)
Complete the 'Ride-to-Conquer-Cancer' (early June - 200+km over two...
11-06-16, 05:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,926
Posted By FamilyMan007

I apologise – on reflection I should have...

I apologise – on reflection I should have expressed myself differently.

I was trying to convey the following:
~ I am pretty confident I could not tell the difference in handling between two tires...
11-05-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,926
Posted By FamilyMan007

I am impressed you are that sensitive. Wonder how...

I am impressed you are that sensitive. Wonder how much more cycling I need to do to reach such a level?

I am pretty sure I could not tell the difference (I understand about 20 grams each wheel -...
11-04-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,926
Posted By FamilyMan007

I can certainly appreciate that at some stage...

I can certainly appreciate that at some stage installing wider tires on narrow rims will worsen handling (especially if pressures are reduced).

Is it possible that that handling reflects more than...
10-25-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,304
Posted By FamilyMan007

No reason one cannot complete a century on such a...

No reason one cannot complete a century on such a bike - I managed it on my 2012 Quick SL-1 when I was 68 years young. (Took me well over six hours - enjoyed the experience so much I repeated the...
10-25-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By FamilyMan007

Sincere sympathy First things first - I...

Sincere sympathy

First things first - I trust you are OK.

I must say I think I would be coming across as much more frustrated / angry than you - well done.

I hope you have a positive...
10-13-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,086
Posted By FamilyMan007

You raise a good question - I can relate as I was...

You raise a good question - I can relate as I was in a similar position when I started riding a couple of years ago

As this thread demonstrates, Good questions do not necessarily have simple...
10-09-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 50,153
Posted By FamilyMan007

My opinion (worth what you have paid for it) is...

My opinion (worth what you have paid for it) is as follows:
~ do not pay too much attention to 'nominal' sizes - the actual width on your specific rims will likely vary;
~ for maximum comfort (and...
10-05-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,925
Posted By FamilyMan007

Thanks for the link. :thumb: Warrants more...

Thanks for the link. :thumb:

Warrants more careful consideration than a quick scan, so I have bookmarked the site for further study.

The more I read about tires, the more important they seem to...
10-02-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,316
Posted By FamilyMan007

Short answer - 35's Longer answer: The...

Short answer - 35's

Longer answer:

The 'expert independent advice' seems to be trending towards use of wider tires for road/trail cyclists. While there is no ***formity in such opinions, I am a...
09-19-16, 11:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,367
Posted By FamilyMan007

Sorry - I did not mean to imply moving to 46/30...

Sorry - I did not mean to imply moving to 46/30 crank was a 'silver bullet' to solve all situations

The discussion in the 'fifty plus' forum addressed various aspects, and is likely still evolving...
09-19-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,367
Posted By FamilyMan007

Alternative approach - reduce the # teeth of the...

Alternative approach - reduce the # teeth of the front crank

I am rapidly approaching my 70's - and as I prefer closer-ratio's on the cassette, I am considering this approach for my next bike.
...
09-17-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,277
Posted By FamilyMan007

I have had two professional fittings: ~ first...

I have had two professional fittings:
~ first was on my hybrid when I was planning for my first 100 mile trip,
~ second fitting was a 'refresher' to set up my first road bike

I had no specific...
08-17-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,172
Posted By FamilyMan007

Changing bikes after one week may / may not be...

Changing bikes after one week may / may not be expensive - if you can get appropriate value for the CX then I would see the Quick as more appropriate for 90% road use.

I say this as someone who...
08-12-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,172
Posted By FamilyMan007

+1 Anyway, Great looking bike -...

+1

Anyway, Great looking bike - congratulations.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I have my Quick - the 105 worked well for me and you will be enjoying it long after the extra cost will be a...
08-07-16, 02:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,232
Posted By FamilyMan007

+1 I am rapidly approaching 70 but use...

+1



I am rapidly approaching 70 but use RidewithGPS.
I have no idea how their calculation compares to Strava, but my last three 100km solo rides each show 188 watts.
08-02-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,960
Posted By FamilyMan007

Very relevant post for me as I look forward to...

Very relevant post for me as I look forward to starting my 70's with a new ('final'?) bike.


+1 - this is certainly the route I am beginning to explore for my next bike.

Somebody advised me...
07-27-16, 04:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,621
Posted By FamilyMan007

Assoss bib shorts + cream (both ridiculously...

Assoss bib shorts + cream (both ridiculously expensive, especially the bib shorts which come with a crazily-named 'kuku-penthouse' feature). My most recent purchase, I use them when planning to ride...
07-15-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 107,766
Posted By FamilyMan007

Great that you started this thread - and thanks...

Great that you started this thread - and thanks for all the links (my understanding is manifestly a long way behind you!).

I will be very interested in what comes out in the discussion.


I did...
Replies: 32
Views: 3,680
Posted By FamilyMan007

Very interesting - I currently use a handle-bar...

Very interesting - I currently use a handle-bar bag and find it convenient,
However, it takes up all the real-estate on the handlebar and leaves no room for a front light which my better half is...
06-23-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,723
Posted By FamilyMan007

Lots of views on tire pressure - I found this...

Lots of views on tire pressure - I found this article very useful as a 'starter' and then adjust to personal preference. ...
06-14-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,944
Posted By FamilyMan007

Some great advice in the various responses. ...

Some great advice in the various responses.

One aspect I have not seen being mentioned is 'stretching' - too much pen-pushing over the course of my career had left me very stiff.

I have found...
03-27-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,226
Posted By FamilyMan007

+1 Mileage: In fact my 'broad goals' are linked...

+1
Mileage: In fact my 'broad goals' are linked to next bike purchase - If I reach 5,000km this year and look back with a sense of fun (which I expect) - looking at a titanium bike to celebrate my...
03-02-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,195
Posted By FamilyMan007

I completed my first century last summer on a...

I completed my first century last summer on a hybrid, so see no reason why your existing bikes should not get you to completion.

My thoughts based on my limited experience:
~ get lots and lots of...
02-24-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By FamilyMan007

Thanks for taking time to research & respond ...

Thanks for taking time to research & respond

But No further action contemplated re the cassette - I have truly come to think this does not matter - concentrate on enjoying the bike



Thanks...
02-24-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By FamilyMan007

Thanks for responses - helped me come to...

Thanks for responses - helped me come to realisation the 105 cassette is not enough of an issue to spend any more time on.

[Re specs:
I take the point re a 'disclaimer'. However, I find it...
02-23-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By FamilyMan007

Should I worry about the cassette on my new Synapse

In an earlier post I announced the acquisition my first road bike (Synapse Carbon Ultegra 5 - 2015 model year).

So sitting at home today with temperatures just below freezing - sorry, not my ideal...
02-21-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,888
Posted By FamilyMan007

Thanks for support for Synapse - I certainly...

Thanks for support for Synapse - I certainly enjoyed ride characteristics during my 40 minute try-out.

Not sure if I am good enough to experience 'high speed like a pro' :o
[but I struggled...
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