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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,314
Posted By bruce19

I've had 7 of them. I just don't ride as much...

I've had 7 of them. I just don't ride as much anymore thanks to cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 11,174
Posted By bruce19

Don't rush. The 21st Century is overrated.

Don't rush. The 21st Century is overrated.
02-25-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By bruce19

Do you ever....

.....see young people taken aback by the things you do? This happens to me a lot. If I show up on my Ducati or in my Fiesta ST or tell them I've just finished a 50 mi. ride on my bike, they give me...
02-25-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By bruce19

I try to buy the proper "tool" for the job....

I try to buy the proper "tool" for the job. Right now, my car (Fiesta ST), motorcycle (Ducati Monster S4), handgun (Glock 43X), and bikes (4 of them actually) all do what I need them to do. So, I...
02-25-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By bruce19

Some would say a cross bike.

Some would say a cross bike.
02-25-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 312
Posted By bruce19

You don't want to consider tubeless?

You don't want to consider tubeless?
02-24-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 393
Posted By bruce19

Are there helmets for a 1 yr old?

Are there helmets for a 1 yr old?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By bruce19

[QUOTE=Iride01;21339572] 3) I can find some...

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3) I can find some really light aluminum bikes with great components that are much lighter than their carbon counterparts for significantly less bucks. I'm wondering if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,314
Posted By bruce19

This is my 7th and last Ducati. It's older (2001)...

This is my 7th and last Ducati. It's older (2001) but I still smile every time I see it.
...
02-21-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 740
Posted By bruce19

Just one other thing. One of the things that has...

Just one other thing. One of the things that has helped me is to ignore the computer and focus on technique. Practice spinning and using different cadences and gearing to what works in different...
02-21-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 740
Posted By bruce19

For most of my life I have been a competitive...

For most of my life I have been a competitive athlete culminating in a scholarship to play football (QB) and baseball (SS) in college. So, getting into cycling later in life became a competitive...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 11,174
Posted By bruce19

If I was shopping for a new road bike it would...

If I was shopping for a new road bike it would have discs. They are just better.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,314
Posted By bruce19

Well, what drew me to cross for the rail/trials...

Well, what drew me to cross for the rail/trials was the greater tire clearance. My other bikes are 3 road bikes with rim brakes. If I had had a disc brake road bike I might not have been drawn to CX....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,314
Posted By bruce19

160 mm Avid. The calipers are actually silver.

160 mm Avid. The calipers are actually silver.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,314
Posted By bruce19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRe3rMyw5F8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRe3rMyw5F8
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,155
Posted By bruce19

Which pedal was down?

Which pedal was down?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,314
Posted By bruce19

Because I'm done pissing my money away on cars...

Because I'm done pissing my money away on cars and Ducatis and I need to piss it away on something so....bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,314
Posted By bruce19

Discs. I'm running 28 mm "gravel" tires, which I...

Discs. I'm running 28 mm "gravel" tires, which I take to be somewhere between road and cross tires. The gravel tires are fine but a bit lacking up the little steep "ups" when coming to a gate on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,314
Posted By bruce19

I don't get gravel bikes

Let me start by saying that I am open to being educated. I have a very nice cyclo-cross bike. Why would I need a gravel bike? Is there a significant difference? If so, what is it? Might as well throw...
02-20-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,880
Posted By bruce19

Some years ago, someone riding a bike on a...

Some years ago, someone riding a bike on a sidewalk actually hit and killed a pedestrian. The cyclist was charged by the PD. Not sure but it might have been vehicular homicide or something like that....
02-19-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 892
Posted By bruce19

An epic ride for me is one in which I worked...

An epic ride for me is one in which I worked myself and when I got home I thought "I can't wait to ride again."
02-18-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,880
Posted By bruce19

Stay off the sidewalks.

Stay off the sidewalks.
02-16-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 942
Posted By bruce19

My first air of BOA shoes were Specialized in...

My first air of BOA shoes were Specialized in year 2 or 3 I had to replace a cord. The Specialized dealer did it in about 15 minutes. No charge. Since then (another 3 yrs) I've had no issues. My new...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,416
Posted By bruce19

That's interesting. I am originally from...

That's interesting. I am originally from Hackensack with weekends with my dad on Genesee Ave. in Teaneck.
02-15-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,199
Posted By bruce19

That cop was a dick.

That cop was a dick.
02-15-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By bruce19

If I wasn't riding this Guru Sidero, I'd be...

If I wasn't riding this Guru Sidero, I'd be looking at these steel bikes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,830
Posted By bruce19

This thread has convinced me to stay with...

This thread has convinced me to stay with mechanical.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,416
Posted By bruce19

I've posted this before but I'm feeling really...

I've posted this before but I'm feeling really lucky reading all this. About 6 yrs. ago I broke my neck in a crash. Put my teeth (chipped) through my lip, several vertebrae fractured but the big one...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,481
Posted By bruce19

I was born in 1946 but I don't have knee issues...

I was born in 1946 but I don't have knee issues so I can't speak to that. I can say that last year I went to Mavic tubeless and they made the bike lighter, quicker to spin up and much more...
02-14-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By bruce19

Sorry that I can't answer your question as posed....

Sorry that I can't answer your question as posed. I can say that I have a Colnago World Cup CX with 105 and it's awesome. It's an AL frame...
02-13-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,548
Posted By bruce19

I don't have bad days. And, when someone tries to...

I don't have bad days. And, when someone tries to bring me one, I just evaporate them.
02-12-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,548
Posted By bruce19

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinesiology

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinesiology
02-12-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,548
Posted By bruce19

I think this is about it. Not encouraging but...

I think this is about it. Not encouraging but true.
02-12-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,654
Posted By bruce19

I think the highest price a person should pay is...

I think the highest price a person should pay is whatever that person can afford to pay for what he/she wants. I also think I wouldn't be asking what BF thinks I should do with my life.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By bruce19

In the price range you suggest you will have many...

In the price range you suggest you will have many really good choices. The advice to try them is good advice. One other thing I'd note is that a bike with a CF frame will give you less in the way of...
02-07-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By bruce19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yA3w-KD3Fs&t=622s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yA3w-KD3Fs&t=622s

Go to 2:55.
02-06-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By bruce19

If you have the money, buy what speaks to you.

If you have the money, buy what speaks to you.
02-06-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,968
Posted By bruce19

I have 4 super bikes. Because I say so.

I have 4 super bikes. Because I say so.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,518
Posted By bruce19

I bought a set of rim brake wheels w/tires for...

I bought a set of rim brake wheels w/tires for under $500. That was about 6 months ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,518
Posted By bruce19

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/mavic-ksyrium-e...

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/mavic-ksyrium-elite-ust-wheel?skidn=MAV00NY-GRA-FRO&ti=UExQIENhdDpUdWJlbGVzcyBXaGVlbHM6MToxNDpjY0NhdDEwMDQ2NA==
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,518
Posted By bruce19

Mavic USTs will cost under $500 and include...

Mavic USTs will cost under $500 and include tires. Faster, smoother and more comfortable. And, of course, major flat protection.
02-06-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,777
Posted By bruce19

It's good for fitness but it is nothing like...

It's good for fitness but it is nothing like actual cycling, if only for the lack of air resistance. A friend and local racer leads spin classes. He tries to simulate an actual ride but still not the...
02-06-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,501
Posted By bruce19

Dear God don't let it be in bourbon.

Dear God don't let it be in bourbon.
02-05-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By bruce19

I'm 74. My road bikes are all 50/34 with 11x28...

I'm 74. My road bikes are all 50/34 with 11x28 cassettes. I ride in eastern CT where we have some good climbs. A typical 30 mile ride will have around 2,000 feet of climbing. FWIW I am a mediocre...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 114,969
Posted By bruce19

So sorry to disappoint you.

So sorry to disappoint you.
02-04-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,501
Posted By bruce19

Recently there was a report that all the wines in...

Recently there was a report that all the wines in CA had some amount of glyphosate in them. If I get into wine it will be local or something other than CA.
02-04-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By bruce19

Excellent. You are on the road to a positive...

Excellent. You are on the road to a positive outcome. About 6 yrs ago I crashed and broke my neck. Also did damage to my teeth and nose. When they fixed my nose it was the first time it was straight...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By bruce19

I went to the UST system last season. Absolutely...

I went to the UST system last season. Absolutely brilliant. I love everything about them. Easy to mount and pump up. I think it was Excel that had a sale on the Yksion tires a couple months ago. They...
02-04-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By bruce19

I had such a hassle with Continental tires that I...

I had such a hassle with Continental tires that I went to Vittorias quite a few years ago. Much better. Last year I went to Mavic Ksyrium Elite USTs. Absolutely the best thing I've done for a bike in...
02-04-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,580
Posted By bruce19

I have 3 road bikes and 1 cross bike. For the...

I have 3 road bikes and 1 cross bike. For the riding I do, I'd say the cross bike would be my "do everything" bike. It's a Colnago World Cup CX. The down side is it's heavier and, once in shape, I'd...
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