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03-24-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By nuke_diver

Thanks again for all the help and a special...

Thanks again for all the help and a special shoutout to squirtdad. I do live in the South Bay so I went to GoodKarma Bikes and found a wheel that was new but not very expensive that would work. I...
03-22-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,397
Posted By nuke_diver

No I didn't get the freewheel removed because I...

No I didn't get the freewheel removed because I stopped in at a bike shop initially and they showed me the tool I needed but they did not have one for sale. I bought that tool (online) and it is...
03-22-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,397
Posted By nuke_diver

California

California
03-22-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,397
Posted By nuke_diver

Thanks again for all the advice. I may also have...

Thanks again for all the advice. I may also have lost a ball bearing. I count 16 between the 2 sides (should be the same right?) but when the axle fell out (as I was not expecting this and I was...
03-22-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,397
Posted By nuke_diver

Sorry to me the cassette is the gears themselves....

Sorry to me the cassette is the gears themselves. Yes it is a freewheel, 6 speed bike. Looks like it is a SunTour freewheel. Yes I'm referencing the tire size since that's the only thing I know...
03-22-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,397
Posted By nuke_diver

Can I replace an old 27 1x1/8 rear wheel

Title says it. I went to remove my rear cassette today to fix a broken spoke and the axle broke. I guess 33 years of riding was too much and it was held together by the friction (honestly don't...
03-25-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By nuke_diver

Going to be able to ride more during the week, safe biking roads?

I live in the south bay and spend most of my cycling time up in the los altos hills area. I only cycle on weekends now but very soon that will change. The roads I go on during the weekend are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By nuke_diver

We could use snow on the west coast of NA...it's...

We could use snow on the west coast of NA...it's going to be ugly this summer...and expect food prices to be higher since Calif farmers are expecting to fallow another million acres due to lack of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,442
Posted By nuke_diver

Happy Birthday Machka, nice that the government...

Happy Birthday Machka, nice that the government declared a 3 day weekend for you ;-)

30 miles again yesterday a bit more elevation but not as much as originally planned since Saturday my knee...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 969
Posted By nuke_diver

Yeah Pictures :D I never take pictures when I...

Yeah Pictures :D I never take pictures when I ride, even when sometimes there is a beautiful view...I am always time constraited on my rides :(

4 weeks post surgery and upped the distance to 30...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,030
Posted By nuke_diver

Yeah pictures !!!! Going around corners in the PF...

Yeah pictures !!!! Going around corners in the PF looks scary!!!!!

My recover continues to proceed very well. I went for another flat ride (per orders) and planned ~18 miles but ended up going...
02-18-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,815
Posted By nuke_diver

I do take glucosomine/chondroitin and I do so for...

I do take glucosomine/chondroitin and I do so for a slightly different reason which convinced me it works. Our old dog had hip dysplasia. We started giving her glucosomine/chondroitin based on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By nuke_diver

And I'm back...sort of. With the doctor's...

And I'm back...sort of. With the doctor's blessing and unseasonably warm weather I mapped out a short flat route that I thought would be ok to try. It was only 11.8miles and 150' elevation and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,258
Posted By nuke_diver

:D Good news from the doctor for me. ...

:D

Good news from the doctor for me. Stationary cycle can start today and I can get back on the bike whenever I want though he suggested to avoid hills and anything too strenuous for a while. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,122
Posted By nuke_diver

I didn't do well on either. I suppose that's...

I didn't do well on either. I suppose that's because I just ride a bike I'm not a cyclist
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,258
Posted By nuke_diver

And I was just going to write that you didn't...

And I was just going to write that you didn't have any pictures Machka :)

Rained this weekend so I wouldn't have gone riding even if I could. First week after surgery all seems to be going well. ...
02-09-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,563
Posted By nuke_diver

I agree that Squats are one of the best exercises...

I agree that Squats are one of the best exercises you can do but they can hurt you too if you don't know what you are doing. Watching a youtube video doesn't necessarily give you good form. ...
01-26-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,563
Posted By nuke_diver

Lots of reps with lighter weights shouldn't give...

Lots of reps with lighter weights shouldn't give you bulk, that's more for toning so I would be a bit surprised if you gain a lot of muscle that way (unless you have very little muscle to begin...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By nuke_diver

Happy Australia Day Machka :D Managed to get...

Happy Australia Day Machka :D

Managed to get in 33 miles in between moving furniture on the weekend. I slept well.

I'll be off the bike for a while...I thought the weather would be cool and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By nuke_diver

42 slow miles yesterday. Next week could be...

42 slow miles yesterday.

Next week could be tough as we are getting carpet installed Saturday and may have to spend Sunday rearranging the house

Week after next and for 4-8 weeks after that I...
01-07-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By nuke_diver

Can SRAM and Shimano be mixed? Seems like the...

Can SRAM and Shimano be mixed? Seems like the 12-27 that SRAM has might be a better choice for what I think I would like than anything else I can find
01-06-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By nuke_diver

I figured that one would need to stick with...

I figured that one would need to stick with Shimano if everything else was already Shimano which is why I didn't check other companies. Too bad as that Campy one would be the ticket I think

That...
01-05-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By nuke_diver

Thinking of a new cassette does something like this exist?

On the steeper hills I struggle with my 12-25 at time and given that I have bad knees am wondering if changing cassettes might be an option (avoiding the steepest hills is another :P). I've looked...
01-05-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,066
Posted By nuke_diver

I did for the first time ever. I didnt have a...

I did for the first time ever. I didnt have a goal but found I was just 15 miles short of 2,500 miles so even though I was sick I had to ride enough so I could say I rode more than 2500 miles not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,679
Posted By nuke_diver

My experience as a non competitive solo rider is...

My experience as a non competitive solo rider is that clips (I continue to refuse to call something you clip into clipless :P) are not faster than platforms but over a long hilly ride the clips give...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By nuke_diver

Sunday must have been wet...it poured almost all...

Sunday must have been wet...it poured almost all day at my house...

I got my rides in Thursday/Friday (50 miles total as there were other duties that made any longer ride impossible).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By nuke_diver

Nice cool day Sunday for a ride. Did my usual...

Nice cool day Sunday for a ride. Did my usual route with a decent time since the winds decided to drop about 30min into the ride :D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,219
Posted By nuke_diver

Old bike Shorts and T-shirt New bike MTB...

Old bike Shorts and T-shirt

New bike MTB shorts and t-shirt or jersey. I like to have pockets. The jersey is nice because my phone is in the center of my back rather than flopping on one side...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By nuke_diver

Hmmm what time? It was somewhat breeze on my...

Hmmm what time? It was somewhat breeze on my ride up to Portola valley in the late morning.

43 miles powered by a bowl of Cheerios :D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,466
Posted By nuke_diver

Around here...pretty much all the time :D If...

Around here...pretty much all the time :D

If I move to WA I'll have to learn to ride in the rain though I suppose. Never much liked it years ago when my bike was my only method of transportation...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,466
Posted By nuke_diver

I only come here regularly for this posting. I...

I only come here regularly for this posting. I don't care to read about how you put the hammer down dialed it up to 400W to blow past some dick that was riding slow on the MUP ...:P or about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By nuke_diver

We got rain Friday and Saturday (yeah!!!!) not a...

We got rain Friday and Saturday (yeah!!!!) not a lot but some is better than none. Sunday was cool, a little breezy but crystal clear so it was a beautiful day to go riding. So I did. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By nuke_diver

:D... What kind of lizard? We don't have...

:D...

What kind of lizard? We don't have anything that big around here....yet :O
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By nuke_diver

No pics Machka? :( 42 miles yesterday...22...

No pics Machka? :(

42 miles yesterday...22 of it into a strong headwind so it was slower/harder than normal.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,214
Posted By nuke_diver

Free. I don't have anything else to track rides...

Free. I don't have anything else to track rides but my phone and Strava works well for that. I like to know how long/fast/high I've ridden and compare that to a previous ride. I don't care that...
10-20-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,197
Posted By nuke_diver

Light rain today...this is actually...

Light rain today...this is actually early...hopefully it's a good sign

You can send it. It will take years to recharge the aquifer that they have been using to keep the crops from dying. The...
10-20-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,197
Posted By nuke_diver

I'm in NorCal too so ditto on the rain. If the...

I'm in NorCal too so ditto on the rain. If the temps are below 50 but above 40 I'll still ride but I need a jacket. I don't have all the fancy cycling gear and only ride in shorts so below that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By nuke_diver

Lovely pictures Machka as always...that's why I...

Lovely pictures Machka as always...that's why I come here :D Nice ride too.

I did get a ride it other than the Friday commute (only 2 more before the time change and my big boss bans me from...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By nuke_diver

This is beautiful :D I got a longer (for me)...

This is beautiful :D

I got a longer (for me) ride in on Sunday, 42 miles. It was very warm windy and dry and might be the last such day of the year so I took advantage of the good weather. Soon...
10-10-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,494
Posted By nuke_diver

Then I'm a peanut butter and grape jelly...

Then I'm a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich...I eat one about 5 times a week, along with a yogurt and 2 bananas

It's the secret to not gaining weight for the last 35 years ;)
10-02-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,590
Posted By nuke_diver

Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing

Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,330
Posted By nuke_diver

Great pictures as always...The orca was awesome,...

Great pictures as always...The orca was awesome, never seen one.

Great job on the long rides...perhaps one day but for now I'll stick with my 40 milers...they are doable in a reasonable time and...
09-24-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,076
Posted By nuke_diver

7% seems like an awful lot IMO. And I guess I'm...

7% seems like an awful lot IMO. And I guess I'm the only one that doesn't understand how a fixed bike in a wind tunnel translates to a distance improvement. I understand you can measure the drag...
09-22-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,487
Posted By nuke_diver

Like a lot I inflate before every ride and...

Like a lot I inflate before every ride and wipedown/quick visual after each ride. I've got a tad over 2K miles on my tires and they look to be getting towards the end of their life. The front has...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By nuke_diver

Cute bikes. How do they ride? Sunday was a...

Cute bikes. How do they ride?

Sunday was a nice day here, a bit overcast and cool so I felt good enough to make the right into the mountains on my longer loop rather than the left down the hill....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,882
Posted By nuke_diver

I ride at my pace...I could care less what pace...

I ride at my pace...I could care less what pace you ride at. I will only generally speed up somewhat when getting in a group of riders that are marginally slower than my pace. I generally am...
09-19-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,140
Posted By nuke_diver

I'm not sure how to define longish hills...I have...

I'm not sure how to define longish hills...I have a compact crank with a 12-25 on my new bike and it works pretty well for most of the rides I do. The longest hill was about 5.5 miles at about 5%...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,494
Posted By nuke_diver

Cause it's fun the fitness thing is good to...

Cause it's fun

the fitness thing is good to especially since my knees are shot and cycling is one of the few things that I can do that doesn't bother them...much
09-15-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By nuke_diver

Congrats.. I was very pleased with myself when...

Congrats..
I was very pleased with myself when I did my first (metric) century this year, as I am sure you are. I would also like to do a 100mile one but think it should probably be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,551
Posted By nuke_diver

Someone did that to me yesterday... :D ...

Someone did that to me yesterday...

:D

I'm also flattered that you think I'm in my 20's...I guess the helmut hides the grey hair
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