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05-19-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 70
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Posted By Thomas15

I procured my mountain bike in 2004. At the time...

I procured my mountain bike in 2004. At the time 26" was the thing and disk brakes were an extra expense. So I have 26" wheels and V brakes.

I rode the bike probably a total of 300 miles from 2004...
05-17-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By martianone

Hardware store lightweight work gloves; work...

Hardware store lightweight work gloves; work well, wear well and are inexpensive
03-09-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Bill Kapaun

DS seal & cone are identical. NDS cone has a...

DS seal & cone are identical.
NDS cone has a extremely similar part#.
Spacers are just slightly different thicknesses.
IME, it's the DS cone that takes the brunt of "abuse".
You can download docs...
02-28-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,577
Posted By Korina

I do so love being the odd woman out. I like...

I do so love being the odd woman out. I like comfort and class; speed just isn't my jam. But I do love riding.

...
02-13-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'd like to see some pictures of the process.

I'd like to see some pictures of the process.
02-13-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By sjn1892

Pantograph Bike Parts

I've been doing a bit of pantograph or engraving work on both old and new bicycle components in the last few years so I thought I'd show a few one here as I know a few people have asked me to post...
01-01-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,182
Posted By 101stairborne

White Pine Trail State Park

https://www.michigan.org/property/fred-meijer-white-pine-trail-state-park

Runs between Cadillac & Comstock Park Michigan.
12-29-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,128
Posted By BritishV8

If you enjoy digging into statistics on Strava,...

If you enjoy digging into statistics on Strava, you may also enjoy the free "Elevate" browser extension. It takes Strava to another level! For example, here's a look at cadence data for your ride:
...
12-28-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,128
Posted By BengalCat

Synack42, I hope the variety of input from...

Synack42, I hope the variety of input from various members and their posts has been helpful for you.

IMO bottom line is an average cadence of 56 on the flats or the flats with moderate climbing...
12-28-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,128
Posted By HerrKaLeun

56 rpm is pretty low. and using that 11t cog all...

56 rpm is pretty low. and using that 11t cog all the time will wear it out. But more importantly, you will wear your knees more.

each person is different, but typically 80-100 rpm is normal...
12-28-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,128
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

On the heart rate (HR) thing, the beginning HR...

On the heart rate (HR) thing, the beginning HR device user should accustom themselves to riding by breathing rather than HR, while noticing what their HR does at various breathing levels. Breathing...
12-28-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,128
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, that's what I did when I got my first road...

Yeah, that's what I did when I got my first road bike. I rode my first solo century - one quick stop for an orange and candy bar - at about that cadence. I wondered why on earth road bikes would be...
12-27-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,128
Posted By CliffordK

It is my belief that each person has a natural...

It is my belief that each person has a natural cadence. At sub-20 MPH speeds, It may not make a whole bunch of difference between what is comfortable for you, and someone else's recommendation to be...
12-08-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By tallbikeman

9/23 I hit 245lbs. I finally hit 239lbs this...

9/23 I hit 245lbs. I finally hit 239lbs this week. I am cutting calories from what Myfitnesspal allows me to eat to get this result.
12-04-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By Panic

Thanks plateaued at 230, but the belt is...

Thanks plateaued at 230, but the belt is shrinking. Slow and steady wins the race.
11-11-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,063
Posted By noglider

Give yourself credit for the successes you have...

Give yourself credit for the successes you have had. Build on them. Find things to be grateful for. I remember when I realized I needed more exercise and to build strength. I asked myself, "But where...
10-08-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,584
Views: 336,214
Posted By OBoile

Probably none. Focus on your diet and then...

Probably none. Focus on your diet and then exercise. Supplements are way, way down the list in terms of importance.
10-03-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,582
Posted By Montag311

Many of the reasons others have mentioned, but...

Many of the reasons others have mentioned, but yeah, this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=30&v=8OhUJywiSUE
10-03-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,582
Posted By Rides4Beer

What they said. Plus, I like beer and I don't...

What they said. Plus, I like beer and I don't like being fat, so gotta keep moving (used to be 270+lbs, never going back).
10-03-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,582
Posted By NomarsGirl

I like food, but I have to burn it off. :) I...

I like food, but I have to burn it off. :)

I enjoy being outside in the good weather. The pace of cycling is perfect for soaking in the scenery.
09-20-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,000
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Congrats. That is an awesome achievement. ...

Congrats. That is an awesome achievement.

Many years ago I went from 240 to 185 and I’ve kept the weight off.

Like you, I feel a heck of a lot better.

Keep it up! :thumb:
09-20-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,000
Posted By Miele Man

No longer a Clyde

Hi there.

I was at a new doctor's office yesterday and saw a new doctor. I haven't been to a doctor in a number of years now. I had some good and bad news. The good news is that my blood pressure...
09-20-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By NomarsGirl

It does work. I haven't seen the numbers on the...

It does work. I haven't seen the numbers on the scale change much lately but at least they aren't going up. I was in france on vacation recently and ate so much of that great bread with the high fat...
09-17-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By Panic

Thanks for posting. I've been doing the...

Thanks for posting.

I've been doing the calorie counting, but just eating up to what I was allowed.. maybe under some days, maybe over some. But today I dropped my 2,064 to 1,700- was over by...
09-07-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By WOT

Synack42 I wanted to thank you for posting your...

Synack42 I wanted to thank you for posting your strategy here which also appears to be working well for me.

All going well iíll post the results of my progress here in a few more months, in the...
08-28-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By RVH

I'm almost not a Clyde anymore!

Not quite three years ago I tipped the scales at 252 lbs. At 6'3" I didn't look fat, but I was a big guy (42-inch waist). But after riding 500-1000 miles a summer and changing my eating habits I lost...
08-27-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,977
Posted By Gerry221

My first century!

Not bad for a 53 year old, 310lb guy.

Very...
08-06-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,856
Posted By terrymorse

I've been using the Genuine Innovations Airchuck...

I've been using the Genuine Innovations Airchuck (https://www.genuineinnovations.com/collections/bicycle-co2-tire-inflators/products/air-chuck-co2-bike-tire-inflator) for as long as I can remember....
08-02-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,536
Posted By mynewnchome

This usually goes away2 minutes after beginning...

This usually goes away2 minutes after beginning to pedal
07-30-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By Trsnrtr

Looks like I've graduated - 199.2 yesterday and...

Looks like I've graduated - 199.2 yesterday and 198.1 this morning. :thumb:

After obsessing over a 3 week hard plateau, I suddenly dropped 4.5-5# over the last 7 days. Moral of story: plateaus...
07-24-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By FLYBYU

Wow, amazing transformation, you even look...

Wow, amazing transformation, you even look younger now. I am working my way down as well. Was 280lbs, now down to 255 and dropping. My goal is 180-200 area.
07-23-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By tallbikeman

Congratulations to all for your hard work at...

Congratulations to all for your hard work at losing weight. 282lbs on March 7th with uncontrolled blood pressure. Lots of pills now and down to 254lbs. I too use Myfitnesspal. The plateaus are...
07-23-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By winston63

In my weight loss journey I have found the...

In my weight loss journey I have found the process frustratingly non-linear, but ultimately if you stick with it youíll get there.

There were plenty of times when my weight loss would plateau or...
07-23-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By bobwysiwyg

Likewise. Trying to do it slowly and steadily....

Likewise. Trying to do it slowly and steadily. Began in late March at 232#, initial goal was 215# to try it out. I've made that and now going for 210#. I'm 6'2.5" :) per my doc. I'll wait and see if...
07-23-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By Trsnrtr

It's getting frustrating. My formulas derived...

It's getting frustrating. My formulas derived from several months of logging was right on last month but I haven't dropped a single pound the last few weeks despite a 500 minimum deficit and usually...
07-23-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,376
Posted By canklecat

I think I'm up to six on one of the errand bike's...

I think I'm up to six on one of the errand bike's Schrader tubes. I'll keep patching until it's more patch than tube. But I haven't had any puncture flats since switching to Michelin Protek Cross Max...
07-21-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By Bigapl

Great job! I started back in May this year and...

Great job! I started back in May this year and between short 2-4 mile runs few days a week and no less the 65 miles per week the progress is awesome!
07-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,496
Posted By FujiSam

I just finished converting my '79 Fuji Royale to...

I just finished converting my '79 Fuji Royale to a gravel cruncher and I'm loving it! It was not my initial plan for the bike, but it feels so right!

I got a smaller frame size than I normally...
07-16-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By winston63

Congratulations! Thatís fantastic and...

Congratulations!

Thatís fantastic and inspirational, really awesome that youíve been able to get to where you are at.

I agree that counting calories does work. My weight loss wasnít quite as...
06-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By BobbyG

Nice! (It's really a hybrid, but if it...

Nice! (It's really a hybrid, but if it identifies as a road bike I'm okay with that.)
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