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09-22-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,268
Posted By Champlaincycler

Not many MUP's around me and I try to avoid them...

Not many MUP's around me and I try to avoid them when away, but I accept that a Mup usually means riding a lot slower.

That being said, all the gripes about MUP's reminds me of the old Yogi Berra...
07-29-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By Champlaincycler

Thanks for all the great pics and ride reports. ...

Thanks for all the great pics and ride reports. You are an exceptional rider, and I'm taken by your wife's willingness to support and find some things to do on her own while you're riding. I think...
06-17-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Champlaincycler

Cassette stutter

Beginning mechanic but trying hard to learn more, read the bike mechanics forum all the time.

A friend had his bike worked on by a LBS, new rear wheel, tire, tube, cassette and chain all to the...
06-01-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,774
Posted By Champlaincycler

Wow, thanks for the video link. Didn't know...

Wow, thanks for the video link. Didn't know there was footage available and , not knowing the story, did not know about Major Taylor's biography. Its now on my reading list.

Thanks
05-31-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,774
Posted By Champlaincycler

The World's Fastest Man

https://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Fastest-Man-Extraordinary-Americas/dp/1501192590/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=the+worlds+fastest+man&qid=1558656015&s=books&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1

Anyone else read this book?...
04-28-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,487
Posted By Champlaincycler

Very, I live in Essex about 10 miles north of...

Very, I live in Essex about 10 miles north of Westport and you'll likely ride past my home. Didn't realize the FANY ride was coming through eastern NY. Fair Haven is in Vermont, how does that fit...
04-26-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,487
Posted By Champlaincycler

I look out my window at Lake Champlain, all rides...

I look out my window at Lake Champlain, all rides begin and end with a brief ride along the lake.
01-26-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,427
Posted By Champlaincycler

Heloooo.........said loudly but not yelling. ...

Heloooo.........said loudly but not yelling. Followed by "hope I didn't scare you " as I go by.

Works for me, I gave up on bells. No MUPS around here and any pedestrians are walking on country...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,901
Posted By Champlaincycler

This is not a future shock issue, its about the...

This is not a future shock issue, its about the collar on the steering tube on bikes that have future shock. I get it that some of the bike sophisticates just hate FS, but that's really not the...
01-17-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,049
Posted By Champlaincycler

It is on models with the future schock. Does not...

It is on models with the future schock. Does not have to do with future shock per se. As I understand, its a replacement of the steerer tube collar, seems it degrades after being sweated on for a...
12-06-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By Champlaincycler

I've looked for those and just can't find them. ...

I've looked for those and just can't find them. Early 70's riding home from bartending at 3 a.m they were great. Something about a rotating light really draws attention. I'm retired now, but I used...
12-06-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,700
Posted By Champlaincycler

I've always stepped over the rear wheel and...

I've always stepped over the rear wheel and saddle. Now that I've lost some flex, I need to lay the bike a bit to the side but still mount the same. Toughest for me is mounting my bike on the...
08-28-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,100
Posted By Champlaincycler

I taught High School and when the kids referred...

I taught High School and when the kids referred to me as old, reply was " If you're lucky , it will happen to you ". I spend my days now doing things that remind me how lucky I am.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By Champlaincycler

And get back with a report for us.

And get back with a report for us.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By Champlaincycler

I had a mid eighties Trek with an oval crank, a...

I had a mid eighties Trek with an oval crank, a triple upfront. I liked it, but as I aged the frame became too long for me. It always had shifting issues. Best part was that it was a great crank...
05-30-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By Champlaincycler

I do the easy stuff, change out a chain and...

I do the easy stuff, change out a chain and sprocket, adjust derailleurs and cable tension. Cables, bottom brackets, hydraulic discs, truing, etc are just beyond what I want to learn. I could, but...
05-13-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By Champlaincycler

This is great stuff. Thanks for the suggestions.

This is great stuff. Thanks for the suggestions.
01-31-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By Champlaincycler

Are you sure you can fit tires more then 38 or...

Are you sure you can fit tires more then 38 or so? I bought a carbon diverge this past summer and it comes with 38's, although they're probably closer to 36's. Doesn't look like their's much space...
01-27-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,288
Posted By Champlaincycler

Used to be 6'1, now closer to 5'11. What kills...

Used to be 6'1, now closer to 5'11. What kills me is that my new Dr. just told me that my BMI is on the high side, yet my weight (190) has been the same for 20 years. Same person, just a bit...
Forum: Northeast
01-25-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,631
Posted By Champlaincycler

Whiteface is open for a fee, but it is full of...

Whiteface is open for a fee, but it is full of cars. Sorry, I misspoke.

Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway | Whiteface Mountain...
Forum: Northeast
01-25-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,631
Posted By Champlaincycler

Whiteface is closed to cyclists, although you can...

Whiteface is closed to cyclists, although you can sneak on after they close at 6 or 7 p.m. Its a toll road for cars, like Mt. Washington. Oddly, the Adirondacks don't have a lot of serious climbs...
01-22-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Champlaincycler

Chainring clocking?

I bought a Diverge Comp last spring, really like it. Sometime late October, I was 10 miles down a dirt road and the chain slid off on the inside of front chainrings and became real stuck. Had my...
01-13-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Champlaincycler

Check this out . A poster here turned me on to...

Check this out . A poster here turned me on to this and in my experience he's right. At 150 lbs., you can go a lot lower if you choose to. Worth a try before you sell the tires. Read it and do...
01-13-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Champlaincycler

I have the opposite problem, 28's slightly too...

I have the opposite problem, 28's slightly too large in the front but fine in the rear. I love the ride that 28's give so I lower the air pressure enough so they work. What pressure are you riding,...
12-22-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,984
Posted By Champlaincycler

blue is the fastest https://nyti.ms/2kX6nrW

blue is the fastest

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12-10-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By Champlaincycler

I agree that Phys Ed Classes would be a good...

I agree that Phys Ed Classes would be a good start. They tend to introduce more activities now than just traditional sports. Another thought is Drivers Education classes in HS. Even students that...
12-04-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,600
Posted By Champlaincycler

I had some years with periodic swelling of joints...

I had some years with periodic swelling of joints for no good reason, chaulked it up to age. Never in my toe. Finally had a knee swell to the point that I needed to use a cane, had it drained and...
10-17-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Champlaincycler

I had dings and scratches, some rust on a steel...

I had dings and scratches, some rust on a steel bike that I recently sold. Went to a decent auto shop that had infinite colors of spray cans. They matched the color well and I bought a can of...
09-28-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By Champlaincycler

Thank you for posting this and the link. ...

Thank you for posting this and the link.

My Dr. has suggested no more PSA testing as I'm mid 60's and have had very low PSA scores since I began being tested some time back. I could not...
09-16-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,742
Posted By Champlaincycler

Just to add another element, there's also...

Just to add another element, there's also paddling. Plenty of creeks and ponds in my neck of the woods and this time of year is prime for getting out. Trailheads in the Adirondacks will have...
08-13-17, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 28,026
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a slower...

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a slower climber on the Diverge. It doesn't feel slower as it rolls so well but I know it is. I do live in the mountains and I have 38's on it. If I cared,or if...
Forum: Northeast
08-02-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By Champlaincycler

Nothing too steep, if so its just for quarter...

Nothing too steep, if so its just for quarter mile or so. If you're going to Newcomb, you have to take the road into Camp Santannoni (sp.) Its just shy of 5 miles in on a decent dirt road and is...
Forum: Northeast
07-28-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By Champlaincycler

Its not bad at all. You can choose to ride...

Its not bad at all. You can choose to ride steeps but there's mostly rollers. I live 40 miles away and get there frequently. Not good with road names or numbers, but if you head east towards...
07-27-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 28,026
Posted By Champlaincycler

My Robaix does not have fs or discs. It is a...

My Robaix does not have fs or discs. It is a great bike and geometry works for an older neck like mine. It barely fits 28's though, in fact I put a 25 on the front as clearance is too tight with a...
07-26-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Champlaincycler

3 weeks ago I had to start my 202 miler 67th...

3 weeks ago I had to start my 202 miler 67th birthday ride at 10:10PM to make sure I wasn't riding too long in the sun the next morning.[/QUOTE]

Seems to me that's starting late, not early. ...
07-26-17, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 28,026
Posted By Champlaincycler

Specialized Trigger Pro.

Specialized Trigger Pro.
07-26-17, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 28,026
Posted By Champlaincycler

I've had my Diverge for 3 weeks now, probably 250...

I've had my Diverge for 3 weeks now, probably 250 miles, 80% on road, rest on packed dirt. Has 38's for tires and they're mostly designed for trails, not roads. Still, it rolls well and is close to...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-17, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By Champlaincycler

Look up the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes VT. ...

Look up the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes VT. Right on Lake Champlain, great cycling, has cabins and rooms, casual and fine dining, golf, tennis, watersports and stunning vistas. You'd have to...
07-09-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By Champlaincycler

Thanks TS, that's what I was planning on. I'm...

Thanks TS, that's what I was planning on. I'm 190 lbs, could probably soften up a 25 on the front to 85 psi or so. No big deal as I've ridden 25's for the last few years but had no idea how much of...
07-08-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By Champlaincycler

Thanks , Maybe I should be looking for 25's...

Thanks ,

Maybe I should be looking for 25's or 26's that run big. I just love the feel of the 28's though. Little disappointed that Specialized would market these bikes as accepting up to 28's...
07-08-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By Champlaincycler

Any 28 tires lower than others?

I bought my Robaix a few years back and was told it would take up to 28mm tires. Finally got around to putting some on and the difference was just incredible. Feel like I'm rolling so much better,...
07-05-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 33,428
Posted By Champlaincycler

Pretty sure the Diverge will fit 40's.

Pretty sure the Diverge will fit 40's.
06-30-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By Champlaincycler

I do the same thing. Need to ride a century...

I do the same thing. Need to ride a century before buying. Also, I limit myself to 2 bikes, so I need to sell one before buying another. I rode my century early this year, a month ago. Thinking ...
06-29-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 148,487
Posted By Champlaincycler

I test rode and ordered a Diverge Comp yesterday....

I test rode and ordered a Diverge Comp yesterday. Test bike had 32's. Had the bike store agree to replace them with 38's should it come with anything different as the spec sheets say it comes with...
06-27-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By Champlaincycler

I have a 2016 Robaix, most comfortable bike I've...

I have a 2016 Robaix, most comfortable bike I've ever had. I sold my other ride with fatter tires a few months back and ,while waiting to choose a gravel type bike, I decided to put 28's on the...
06-26-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,346
Posted By Champlaincycler

Not ideal, but have you tried fitting it in the...

Not ideal, but have you tried fitting it in the backseat with front tire removed? Maybe rear if you have to?
06-12-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By Champlaincycler

Lots of things are shared on forums that we...

Lots of things are shared on forums that we regret. I read your post and felt that it was an honest telling of how bicycling is something you're holding on to as a way of bettering yourself. Who...
06-12-17, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By Champlaincycler

A few years back I was riding with someone who...

A few years back I was riding with someone who told me that he always rides his hardest at the very top of a hill. Sometimes its for 25 yards, sometimes 100, but he always pushes at the end. I try to...
06-05-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,131
Posted By Champlaincycler

Do a search for bicycle triangle bag. They fit...

Do a search for bicycle triangle bag. They fit below the top tube either front or rear, cost under $20 and will hold light raingear, leggings, powerbars etc. I use mine in cold weather when I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,134
Posted By Champlaincycler

I've seen bear, moose, coyote etc. The best was...

I've seen bear, moose, coyote etc. The best was something similar to your post. I spooked a red tailed hawk and he/she took off and got right in front of me and I was on a slight downhill going...
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