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06-24-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By frogbiscuit

Shoe/pedal combination for flat feet

Finally found a decent combination, New Balance skater shoes and race face Chester flatties. For the record, I have 13 EE shoes. I was born with flat feet. Just did 15 miles and I liked it....
05-23-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,676
Posted By frogbiscuit

Guy Clark said "turning 50 is great, your give a...

Guy Clark said "turning 50 is great, your give a ****ter stops working"
05-23-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,122
Posted By frogbiscuit

Yesterday 17 miles, about 1/2 mile of bone...

Yesterday 17 miles, about 1/2 mile of bone jarring craptastic gravel. Probably stay on the pavement today and do about 15.

Oh and I also went to the gym and did a bit of lifting.
05-23-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,588
Posted By frogbiscuit

She is 13. We let her pick it out. I was willing...

She is 13. We let her pick it out. I was willing to go to the LBS, but she saw this one and she loved it because it was "pretty". WHen she was younger, she was quite the rider, and she is a decent...
05-23-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By frogbiscuit

Rx-100 cable fixing bolt

I am missing the cable fixing bolt and plate for the rear derailleur (Shimano rx-100). I looked inline to find a replacement, but I haven't been able to find a direct OEM replacement. Is there a bolt...
05-23-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By frogbiscuit

I agree. Anti-seize has colloidal copper or lead...

I agree. Anti-seize has colloidal copper or lead and is especually effective when fastening dissimilar metals. I use it on all threaded surfaces (works great on wheel lug bolts). In bicycle...
05-20-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By frogbiscuit

20 miles on Saturday

Did the DC bike ride in Saturday. 20 miles. Lots of people, it was very slow, but we did it. My wife was a beast, and she is not a regular cyclist, but she is 12 years younger than me. Longest ride...
05-20-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By frogbiscuit

Yes, it took months after my surgery to get it...

Yes, it took months after my surgery to get it straight. I am on 150 mcg and have been for ten plus years. I get blood drawn every 3-6 months and every once in a while the doc says your TSH is a...
05-17-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By frogbiscuit

Yeah, the hanger was bent and so was the cage...

Yeah, the hanger was bent and so was the cage that holds the pulley. Did a couple of 15 milers, after some adjustment, seems to work fine. Just wondering what would be an upgrade, if there is one.
05-17-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By frogbiscuit

Doc seems to think it's reflux, so I am staying...

Doc seems to think it's reflux, so I am staying off the coffee this morning and seeing how that works.

My wife has us on a keto diet, so I am thinking I need a bowl of raisin bran.
05-16-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By frogbiscuit

Oh yeah, seems like no worse for the wear, just...

Oh yeah, seems like no worse for the wear, just dont heal as fast as I used to.
05-16-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,588
Posted By frogbiscuit

I let my wife take my daughter bike shopping

And they went to Wal Mart. It is a nightmare. Daughter constantly complains the bike is difficult to ride, and things constantly fall off of it.

I told her not to go there, but I'm and idiot for...
05-16-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By frogbiscuit

I had papillary thyroid cancer about 12 years...

I had papillary thyroid cancer about 12 years ago, complete thyroidectomy followed by a dose of radioactive iodine. There was a lot of things that should have pointed towards this- depression, roller...
05-16-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By frogbiscuit

See my Altus doesn't look like that. It's black...

See my Altus doesn't look like that. It's black and mostly plastic. Are there different grades of Altus? I am just wondering if maybe I bent it in the fall, I should replace it? It seems to work...
05-16-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By frogbiscuit

I ate a steak and....

I have kind of avoided steak since I had a colon resection due to diverticulitis about ten years ago, but I ate a big one the other day.

Since then I have had daily stomach cramps, headaches, and...
05-16-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By frogbiscuit

Fell to the left, reached from the right

Fell to the left, reached from the right
05-16-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By frogbiscuit

I have had both rotator cuffs repaired - left...

I have had both rotator cuffs repaired - left about 12 years ago, I tore the rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and subscapualris (the one under the armpit) about 2 years ago I had a massive L shaped tear...
05-16-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By frogbiscuit

8 speed upgrade

I had to do a little tweaking on my Specialized Sirrus rear derailleur and the 8 speed Shimano Altus seems a little cheesy. Not 100% familiar with the Shimano hierarchy, what would be considered an...
05-15-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,793
Posted By frogbiscuit

I will throw my $.02 in. As one who worked in...

I will throw my $.02 in. As one who worked in manufacturing (steel, aluminum, plastics, composites) for 35 years, in the grand scheme of things, bicycle bearings move very slowly. The argument for or...
05-08-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By frogbiscuit

I do the same thing. I look at Performance and...

I do the same thing. I look at Performance and Nashbar for the technical specs, and then order the part from Amazon. With free one day shipping now, there's no reason no to. And I don't get jacked...
05-07-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,045
Posted By frogbiscuit

I get it. I'm almost 58, two kids still in...

I get it. I'm almost 58, two kids still in school, both going to college. Luckily for me I enjoy wrenching and there are lots of decent bikes out there for really cheap. I did buy a new SPecialized...
05-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,356
Posted By frogbiscuit

That is sick. I would totally ride that to work...

That is sick. I would totally ride that to work every day. The only thing that prevents me from riding my bike (7 miles) is that there are some seriously dangerous roads that are 45mph. Even my gas...
05-07-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By frogbiscuit

I have settled on Strava and Samsung fitness,...

I have settled on Strava and Samsung fitness, mostly because Strava automatically downloads the info to SF, and in one app I can track eating, sleeping, weight, etc.

Those numbers are impressive...
05-06-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,356
Posted By frogbiscuit

There are actually a lot of similarities, and I...

There are actually a lot of similarities, and I believe that the original intent of the OP was that at some point some sort of mechanical advantage must be needed in order to remain on a bike as we...
05-03-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,356
Posted By frogbiscuit

I decided to build a gas bike, and then...

I decided to build a gas bike, and then subsequently, in my 50's, become a full time grad student at Virginia Tech. The gas bike sure came in handy after falling off my regular bike in the middle of...
05-02-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By frogbiscuit

I get it. Two of my brothers and I have had...

I get it. Two of my brothers and I have had thyroid cancer, three different types, only one proved to be fatal.
05-02-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By frogbiscuit

Years ago I was having what they thought were...

Years ago I was having what they thought were chronic UTI's (turned out to be a basty case of diverticulitis). In the meantime the doc did a prostate exam and said it was "mushy" and that I needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,771
Posted By frogbiscuit

I'm curious, why aren't you measuring the chain...

I'm curious, why aren't you measuring the chain with a caliper when it's new, and then rechecking it every so often? Wouldn't that be the true measure of chain wear?
04-30-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By frogbiscuit

They appear to be in good shape, but I had no...

They appear to be in good shape, but I had no idea they could cause shifting issues. Maybe I will go ahead and do that. Is there any housing better than others (aside from buying some stupid...
04-30-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By frogbiscuit

Cable Question

So I have always taken my bikes to the LBS to have cables replaced, but now I have a project bike I am working on and I want to do this myself. Its a Diamondback Expert with Shimano RSX Brifters. Is...
04-29-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By frogbiscuit

I think it's a 93. I'll have to double check the...

I think it's a 93. I'll have to double check the serial no.
04-29-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,086
Posted By frogbiscuit

Hookers and blow. But seriously, I find...

Hookers and blow.

But seriously,

I find that health apps on my phone that log food and exercise work for me. About 5 years ago I had foot surgery that prevented me from doing much of anything,...
04-29-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By frogbiscuit

Good for you. I had a rough couple of years after...

Good for you. I had a rough couple of years after years of poor health and ultimately a divorce, but bided my time wrenching and riding my bikes. 50 miles is a pretty decent week for me.
04-29-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,784
Posted By frogbiscuit

Back in the infancy of the internet, before...

Back in the infancy of the internet, before social media, I was a member of many forums, and my friend and I were challenging each other to find the most despicable name we could thing of without...
04-29-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By frogbiscuit

I tried. Didn't work. They were done.

I tried. Didn't work. They were done.
04-29-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,428
Posted By frogbiscuit

I'm the same way. On a good day, I can average...

I'm the same way. On a good day, I can average over 12mph, but that's a bout it. After 20 miles, I am cooked on my hybrid. I just bought an old diamndback roadie, and once it is fixed up. I hope I...
04-29-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By frogbiscuit

Shimano RSX Shifter replacement

I just purchased a Diamondback steel road bike. Seems to be in good shape, except the shimano rsx shifters need to be replaced. Derailleurs seem to be fine. What is a decent quality replacement for...
04-22-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By frogbiscuit

New bike day

Well new for me. Just scored this diamondback expert tg for cheap. Needs a little work cleaning it up. My first road bike in a long...
04-18-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By frogbiscuit

I read that. Special place in hell for that...

I read that. Special place in hell for that jackass.
04-18-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 323,842
Posted By frogbiscuit

Some questions: 1. What type of bikes do 50+...

Some questions:

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Gary Fisher Marlin MTB and Specialized Sirrus Hybrid. Also an 80's Schwinn Mesa Runner with an 88cc 2 stroke gas motor. A roadie is my...
04-18-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,572
Posted By frogbiscuit

Yeah I agree, the whole "bike kit" thing for me...

Yeah I agree, the whole "bike kit" thing for me is kind of weird. I tend to wear fake under armour style t shirts in neon colors that I get at Wal Mart. I do have a pair of Pearl Izumi shoes, though....
04-18-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By frogbiscuit

I fell and I'm OK but

Long story short I have had rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders, left about 12 years ago. Right shoulder less than two years ago. Massive L shaped tear, borderline irreparable. Have about 75%...
04-12-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,289
Posted By frogbiscuit

I am pretty happy with the Pearl Izumis I have,...

I am pretty happy with the Pearl Izumis I have, and I normally wear a 13EEE
04-12-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By frogbiscuit

Is this a good deal?

I am looking at getting my first road bike in 40 years (currently have a specialized flat bar and a Gary Fisher MITB). There is a local ad selling a Fuji Roubaix United for cheap. Looks to be in good...
04-12-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By frogbiscuit

Dodged a bullet, kind of

Was scheduled to run in a charity 5k today, but rescheduled due to thunderstorms.

Now I have three weeks to train. Mind you, I have no problem getting on a bike for a few hours, but running? No...
04-11-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,635
Posted By frogbiscuit

As a former hole snipe, it's barely worth...

As a former hole snipe, it's barely worth reading....

Carry on, shipmate.
04-11-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,936
Posted By frogbiscuit

San Antonio Express, around 1973-74. Spent a lot...

San Antonio Express, around 1973-74. Spent a lot of time collecting. Rode an orange Sears 10 speed. I loved that bike. I had about 50-60 subscribers. Spent way too much time after school collecting....
04-10-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 458,046
Posted By frogbiscuit

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20180517_161154_e91a083f08e7879999d6a748c010e05b0ef42be8.jpg

SPecialized Sirrus. My birthday present to myself last year.
04-10-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,572
Posted By frogbiscuit

That's a great idea, thanks. Sometimes I wear...

That's a great idea, thanks. Sometimes I wear boxer briefs under the gym shorts, but have not considered the compression shorts.
04-10-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,572
Posted By frogbiscuit

Anyone else ditch the padding?

Tried the padded bike shorts and the padded underwear, and I just can't do it. Got a gel seat and just wear gym shorts.

Come to think of it, I don't wear the jersey, either. Looks weird, and I...
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