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Forum: Introductions
10-17-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By frogman

Welcome ! Looking forward to chatting with you...

Welcome ! Looking forward to chatting with you about cycling. I live in Northern CA, Napa Valley.


"You don't quit cycling beause you get old. You get old because you quit cycling"
10-11-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,333
Posted By frogman

[QUOTE=wolfchild;22266209]California has such...

[QUOTE=wolfchild;22266209]California has such nice weather that bikes ridden over there don't need any maintenance ..Go ride in the Northeast or Canada during winter and I guarantee you that pretty...
10-08-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,594
Posted By frogman

I am fascinated with the brake levers too. I...

I am fascinated with the brake levers too. I think they messed up the mounting of the brake levers they should have been mounted up on the horizontal bar section (the conventional location) The...
10-06-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,813
Posted By frogman

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:
10-06-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 766
Posted By frogman

Don't want to derail the topic but I love that...

Don't want to derail the topic but I love that red carbon fiber Trek ! :thumb:
10-02-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By frogman

Me too. Its awesome to see such a well organized...

Me too. Its awesome to see such a well organized kit. Puts my stuff to shame :cry:
10-02-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,040
Posted By frogman

They look like a good solution to me. I would go...

They look like a good solution to me. I would go with the shorter 21mm adapters. The adapters extend the distance from the cranks to the pedal, no sense in making this distance
any more than...
10-02-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By frogman

Put the chain around the big chainring on the...

Put the chain around the big chainring on the front and the smallest sprocket on the back. A line beteween the derailleur jockey wheels (guide pulley and tension pulley) should be at 90 degrees up...
Forum: Introductions
10-02-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By frogman

Welcome aboard ! Where in California are you...

Welcome aboard ! Where in California are you located ? I am in Napa Valley. Doing a ride up to St Helena today by the wineries. Looks to be a beautiful day for a ride!
I will be riding my...
09-26-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 882
Posted By frogman

Get the Trek. No brainer.............

Get the Trek. No brainer.............
09-21-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By frogman

I'm cheap and made my own tool from steel square...

I'm cheap and made my own tool from steel square tubing as per the DIY design of RJ the Bike Guy. Works fine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWdO4dnu18g
09-20-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,065
Posted By frogman

I also became obsessed with waxing my chain. Had...

I also became obsessed with waxing my chain. Had better results after I started using Mobil One synthetic oil. Squirt on with a fill bottle with a small pointed tip, wipe it
down and ride. ...
09-19-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 607
Posted By frogman

I agree. Used lighter fluid for this purpose and...

I agree. Used lighter fluid for this purpose and it works well. Don't light it :D
09-17-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,333
Posted By frogman

Good point rsbob. Jock itch happens to both men...

Good point rsbob. Jock itch happens to both men and women, though it is more common in men. The official name is tinea cruris and can occur when moisture or sweat becomes trapped in skin folds...
09-17-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,333
Posted By frogman

Good tips. I may try the antibiotic ointment. ...

Good tips. I may try the antibiotic ointment. Maybe Neosporin ? It is a triple antibiotic ontment.

Another thing to do is to be religous about a shower and washing the riding shorts after...
09-17-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,283
Posted By frogman

rsbob, How did you get that sexy saddle with...

rsbob, How did you get that sexy saddle with the red stripe to match the Orbea ? nice !
Forum: Introductions
09-11-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By frogman

Welcome Iron Bars ! You will enjoy your...

Welcome Iron Bars ! You will enjoy your roadbike. I live in Napa County and will be riding by the vineyards up to St Helena today. I like riding the curved drop bars.
Lots of different hand...
09-05-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By frogman

My wife finds stuff that I can't find after...

My wife finds stuff that I can't find after looking and says I gave it "the guy look" :lol:
09-04-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By frogman

I have used fingernail polish before. There are...

I have used fingernail polish before. There are many colors and shades.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,061
Posted By frogman

Thats super scary Russ, I almost peed my pants...

Thats super scary Russ, I almost peed my pants just reading it !
09-03-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,510
Posted By frogman

If it was a male, no. If it was a female...

If it was a male, no.

If it was a female also no. But please post pictures. :D
08-30-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,321
Posted By frogman

Yes, cowboy boots with stirrups

Yes, cowboy boots with stirrups
08-28-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By frogman

Something caused the pinhole. Maybe it was a...

Something caused the pinhole. Maybe it was a defect in the tube that finally opened up a pinhole, seems unlikely. Maybe there was a tiny piece of somenthing you didn't
find that caused the...
Forum: Introductions
08-28-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By frogman

Welcome from Napa county. ! Good collection...

Welcome from Napa county. ! Good collection of bikes ! I have too many according to my wife. :lol:
08-28-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By frogman

I like the dishwasher idea, I will start doing...

I like the dishwasher idea, I will start doing that.
08-28-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,122
Posted By frogman

Hope you are getting better. Hope it isn't the...

Hope you are getting better. Hope it isn't the corona virus !
08-27-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By frogman

Excellent video, great job. Not shaky and nice...

Excellent video, great job. Not shaky and nice shooting angle and close enough where we can see the details well. Great collection of bikes !
08-27-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,709
Posted By frogman

Same here. I agree this is nonsense. Who...

Same here. I agree this is nonsense. Who cares about committed or serious ? Don't take offense but I am content with just being called a cyclist . :lol:
08-27-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,709
Posted By frogman

Agreed !

Agreed !
08-25-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,122
Posted By frogman

I pedal down hill after the climb. Try to build...

I pedal down hill after the climb. Try to build up as much speed as I can. The rush from going so fast is my reward. Love the wind blasting me on the way down.
08-25-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By frogman

I don't know if Giant sells nozzle components but...

I don't know if Giant sells nozzle components but thanks for the heads up. I am going to check my assortment of water bottles. :eek:
08-18-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By frogman

Can't see the hills from our home in Napa Valley....

Can't see the hills from our home in Napa Valley. Getting tired of breathing the smoky air :( I haven't yet but tomorrow I will wear my N95 mask for a ride and see how
it goes.

cthenn, thanks...
08-17-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By frogman

I agree. Try tilting your saddle down slightly...

I agree. Try tilting your saddle down slightly in the front first and see what happens.
08-17-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By frogman

Those look great ! I like the built up soles.

Those look great ! I like the built up soles.
08-17-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By frogman

Thanks for the ideas. I will look into it. I...

Thanks for the ideas. I will look into it. I have two pair of Sidi's for cleats. Don't need two.
08-17-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By frogman

I found these on EBAY. What do you think ? ...

I found these on EBAY. What do you think ?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/291829991068?hash=item43f26c469c:g:b0wAAOSw0fhXmMtp
08-17-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By frogman

Thanks for the info guys. I posted this...

Thanks for the info guys. I posted this question three years ago on this forum. Sorry, I forgot. (a common occurance at my age, haha) I wear a size 44 with my Sidi's
with cleats. I was...
08-16-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By frogman

Thanks for the info from the thread. After...

Thanks for the info from the thread. After seeing the prices (ouch) I think I will use what I have now. :eek:
08-16-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By frogman

vintage road shoes

I would like to find some leather road shoes litke the old Vittoria ones that are used with toe clips and straps for my vintage bikes.
Any still being made ?
08-11-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,866
Posted By frogman

Exactly !! This should be the first category...

Exactly !! This should be the first category on the poll. :lol:
08-10-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,501
Posted By frogman

Another vote for the Campy C Record. It is...

Another vote for the Campy C Record. It is gorgeous !!
08-09-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,208
Posted By frogman

I use the same stuff. Always in the sun on rides...

I use the same stuff. Always in the sun on rides here in northern Ca. Works well. I filled a small tube and have it in my bike pack and reapply on rides over 2 hours. Not greasy at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,739
Posted By frogman

You can't fool mother nature ! :)

You can't fool mother nature ! :)
08-06-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By frogman

Thanks T-Mar ! Thats what I wanted to know,...

Thanks T-Mar !
Thats what I wanted to know, the time frame. I looked through Campy sales literature on line and couldn't figure it out.
08-06-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By frogman

Campy Trivia Questions

When did campy go from freewheel to freehub ?
When did they go from EXA drive to Ultra drive freehubs ? Mid 80's ?
Actually not a trivia question, I just want to know :lol:
Bob
08-06-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By frogman

Maybe, I will check that out. If not then I...

Maybe, I will check that out. If not then I will just order new spokes. I found out a spoke threading machine
is too expensive for something I would seldom use. Thanks for the idea.

And...
08-05-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By frogman

Cut and rethread spokes ?

I am going to build a wheel with hub and rim I have on hand. I have some spokes to use but they are too long. I need to cut them shorter and cut new threads. Is this difficult to do ? Would I be...
08-02-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By frogman

If thats the case why did they provide a grease...

If thats the case why did they provide a grease hole ?
08-01-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By frogman

EXA drive vs ULTRA drive

I need to replace my Campy 8 speed EXA drive casette. I don't understand the difference between EXA and ULTRA drive casettes. Any advantage in going to the (more expensive) ULTRA drive casette ?
07-31-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By frogman

Thanks for the info. I will give 8 speed a go...

Thanks for the info. I will give 8 speed a go and see how it pans out. Yes it rotates about 180 degrees. I will try the cable liner trick that Choke has shown and it may help in this regard.
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