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08-19-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,929
Posted By Velo Fellow

If the saddle fits, ride it.

I like the "idea" of leather, the feel of leather, the look of leather.... after trying a Brooks B-17 and a Selle Anatomica, I just can't seem to like the fit. I always return to my trusty Selle Max...
08-19-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By Velo Fellow

Good bike that looks well set-up. Congrats! I...

Good bike that looks well set-up. Congrats! I enjoy my Habanero titianium........... titanium has a distinctly different-than-carbon ride feel-- one I really enjoy. Good wishes for many sweet and...
08-19-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,007
Posted By Velo Fellow

Does a real cyclist have to offer up blood and...

Does a real cyclist have to offer up blood and bone fragments to the stern Goddess of the Road? Nah... don't think so. I think a "real" cyclist is one who makes sacrifices of time and energy, who...
08-19-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 107,199
Posted By Velo Fellow

I'm using a 44/28 White Industries crank and...

I'm using a 44/28 White Industries crank and rings with a Shimano 12-27 cassette. This gives me a 28-98 gear inch range. I spin out around 28 mph which, for 70 y.o. me, is just fine. (After a...
09-24-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By Velo Fellow

Rode a Rans Tailwind for a year.....could never...

Rode a Rans Tailwind for a year.....could never get used to being a little less tall than the tractor/trailer wheels whizzing by my face, or farm dogs figuring out which part of my...
09-24-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By Velo Fellow

That will definitely be hard.

I'm the OP...... interesting discussion. We all have crash stories..... for me, my best is a wheel touch with over the bars, and 9 cracks in my pelvis and, worse for cycling, my sitz bones. Long...
09-16-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By Velo Fellow

Elderly, thin skin and road rash??

After taking 2 years off from cycling to adjust to marriage (!), I'm more than ready to climb back on. A concern my wife started: I'm 69 y.o. and have noticed my skin bruises much more easily as...
09-26-14, 01:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,038
Posted By Velo Fellow

At 67, I happily use a triple. But I also have a...

At 67, I happily use a triple. But I also have a White Industries "Variable Bolt Circle" double crank... 44/28 chainrings I couple to a 12-27 cassette. Gives me a good for anything 28 gear inch low...
04-08-14, 01:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,536
Posted By Velo Fellow

Dare I say it...."Moderation in all things." ...

Dare I say it...."Moderation in all things." Except love and rocky road ice cream. And desire for N+l. Fitness for general health makes fairly low demands. Fitness gained in order to work on more...
04-06-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By Velo Fellow

Most excellent....living life wall to wall!

Most excellent....living life wall to wall!
02-23-14, 11:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,850
Posted By Velo Fellow

My Bell Biker with d-ring chin strap was white-- ...

My Bell Biker with d-ring chin strap was white-- and big enough to be seen a mile away. Next, my Bell Biker Pro was black, and a bit smaller. Following that, I had some Bell helmet that was just...
01-24-14, 01:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By Velo Fellow

Part of bike fit is frame geometry. I ride an...

Part of bike fit is frame geometry. I ride an upright angled Specialized 54 cm and a more laid back Rivendell 57cm. I'm 67.5" tall, short waisted but with long, ape-like arms, I'm more comfortable...
01-14-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,264
Posted By Velo Fellow

Where I live, there's seldom ice but there are...

Where I live, there's seldom ice but there are lots of cows and steers who often use the county roads as pedestrians. Often, those roads become covered in a patina of manure. The big question on a...
12-24-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Velo Fellow

When I consider the daring feats of climbing,...

When I consider the daring feats of climbing, descending, sprinting, etc local riders accomplished 30 some years ago on 'chromoly' frames with a 5 cog freewheel, I have to smile at weight-obsessed...
12-24-13, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By Velo Fellow

I touched wheels, went over the bars, and put...

I touched wheels, went over the bars, and put several cracks in my pelvis and sit bones 2 years ago. Took months before I could sit on a saddle for any length of time. When I returned, I noticed a...
12-12-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,482
Posted By Velo Fellow

I just ordered a Habby from Mark and had the head...

I just ordered a Habby from Mark and had the head lengthened ....something that comes with age and too many back bashing moguls, crashes, and general wear and tear by my mid-60's. But, extended head...
11-28-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,482
Posted By Velo Fellow

TiHab, Got pic?

TiHab,

Got pic?
11-26-13, 10:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,482
Posted By Velo Fellow

I ride a Rivendell and am happy to say it will go...

I ride a Rivendell and am happy to say it will go where carbonistas fear to tread... and get me home again. But, who knows, maybe Grant Peterson will start working in carbon fiber soon. Well, maybe....
11-23-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,482
Posted By Velo Fellow

LOLOL :lol:...............Nos88, I just ordered...

LOLOL :lol:...............Nos88, I just ordered a new Habby from Mark (kool guy to work with) at Habanero Cycles partly because of a nice review you sent me 5 years ago about yours. We oldsters do,...
11-11-13, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,196
Posted By Velo Fellow

One possibility is to put your bike on a trainer...

One possibility is to put your bike on a trainer in the garage for a few weeks.... you'll need one in the winter to stay consistent anyway. Although a static position, unlike actual road riding, it...
11-08-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,832
Posted By Velo Fellow

Group riding is fun...being part of a giant fast...

Group riding is fun...being part of a giant fast flowing amoeba that changes shape, etc... fun to be part of a greater whole. It's fun to tuck in behind another and enjoy the draft while staring at...
11-07-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,236
Posted By Velo Fellow

I build everything around a wool jersey. Jacket...

I build everything around a wool jersey. Jacket on top (or nylon shell) if needed. A polypro layer underneath if needed.


And on really cold days, I wear my "c*ck sock" knitted by an ex-GF. But...
11-07-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,332
Posted By Velo Fellow

Thank you, Wogster! Human nature being what it...

Thank you, Wogster! Human nature being what it is, I suppose we draw lines of resistance against change and it's underlying threat-- mortality. I prefer 57 Chevies, lugged steel bikes, and hamburgers...
11-06-13, 12:18 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,332
Posted By Velo Fellow

Don't see many Calfee's (in fact, any) around...

Don't see many Calfee's (in fact, any) around here.... pretty rural. LBS's carry the usual Specialized, Cannondale, Giant, Trek lines of bikes. Calfee tries to do tubes, but joins them together with...
11-05-13, 09:12 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,332
Posted By Velo Fellow

As the honored original poster of this thread, I...

As the honored original poster of this thread, I never questioned the performance of carbon, just the aesthetics as makers seem to depart increasingly from the "classic" look that I prefer. it's...
11-04-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,332
Posted By Velo Fellow

As a matter of fact, I am talking Mark Hickey,...

As a matter of fact, I am talking Mark Hickey, prop. of Habcycles, about ordering one. Yes, the Classic......but I'll stick with brifters (altho', come to think of it, I have a pair of Mavic...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By Velo Fellow

IRD Mosaic 57 fork........?????

I need a fork to fit my favored 28mm tires and medium reach calipers. There aren't many out there. This one is moderately priced ................ anyone have any experience with it?
11-02-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,851
Posted By Velo Fellow

Post work-out/hard ride soreness is simply part...

Post work-out/hard ride soreness is simply part of being active......especially for 50Plus types. It's not same as the pain that indicates injury. Instead, it mostly indicates healthy exertion and...
11-01-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,910
Posted By Velo Fellow

Smaller makers are still producing the old "sport...

Smaller makers are still producing the old "sport touring" genre. My Rivendell Romulus (discontinued by Grant but replaced by other models like the Roadeo) fits in perfectly with longer wheelbase,...
10-31-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,910
Posted By Velo Fellow

As I get older and become more relaxed about my...

As I get older and become more relaxed about my riding-- less driven to hit Zone 3 or 4 during every ride-- I find myself riding my old bikes more. I like their comfort, predictability, casual...
10-31-13, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By Velo Fellow

SunTour ratched barcons are still smoothly...

SunTour ratched barcons are still smoothly useful... in fact, I use them on one bike today. A strain of Ludite is useful sometimes in cutting through the hype. Given that, brifter shifting is still...
10-31-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By Velo Fellow

I went from SunTour (good stuff for the times...

I went from SunTour (good stuff for the times except for their last attempts to rival Shimano) to Campy. But I want to keep the price in bounds AND try something new. LOL... I do recall shifting...
10-31-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By Velo Fellow

OP here. Yes, I've hefted both the 105 and Rival...

OP here. Yes, I've hefted both the 105 and Rival hoods. (I'm used to Campy Centaur and Veloce.) I have small hands and felt that the 105 hoods were like trying to get grip on Dolly Parton. The...
10-30-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By Velo Fellow

Rival vs. 105...........help me decide.

I'm building up a frame that I'll probably ride lots. I'm on a "retired guys" budget so mid-level components and I'm fine with that. Does anyone have a reasoned preference for 105 or Rival? Any...
10-26-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,214
Posted By Velo Fellow

I'm 66 and 1.5 years ago I broke my pelvis going...

I'm 66 and 1.5 years ago I broke my pelvis going over the bars after a wheel touch. Finally healed up and I could ride again. Not really. I would go 4 miles and be exhausted, breathng like a steam...
10-05-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By Velo Fellow

I'm 66 and would loathe "scaling back" just as...

I'm 66 and would loathe "scaling back" just as much now as back when I was 63. I think it's definitely n+1 when it comes to retiring from what we love to do. However, I expect recovery time can...
10-03-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 383,427
Posted By Velo Fellow

Heavenly riding.....where are you?

Heavenly riding.....where are you?
10-03-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Velo Fellow

Consider the Central Valley/Footlhills of...

Consider the Central Valley/Footlhills of CA...........still shorts and lycra jersey-- unless you go out around 7:30 or so...then it's woolish. But, by Feb, things will be bright, crisp, and warmish....
10-03-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,212
Posted By Velo Fellow

If you get tired of building your 40/24 crank,...

If you get tired of building your 40/24 crank, try White Industries... they'll sell you one. http://www.whiteind.com/road-cranks.html
10-03-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By Velo Fellow

I've been in and out of FiftyPlus for some years...

I've been in and out of FiftyPlus for some years now and have recently returned to posting. Previous to 2008, I was "CrossChain" but changed my screen name. I recall periods of warm encouragement...
10-03-13, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By Velo Fellow

Thanks, Dnvr......is this the MUP you sometimes...

Thanks, Dnvr......is this the MUP you sometimes refer to? I enjoyed your rendition of Amazing Grace-- made me want to hear you do Be Thou My Vision.
10-03-13, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By Velo Fellow

As a teacher, I've had to stop myself many a time...

As a teacher, I've had to stop myself many a time from grading a kid on attitude instead of performance. It was always rare... and gratifying... to have a student with a different outlook or idea who...
10-02-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,212
Posted By Velo Fellow

Technology (thank you for the mercies of...

Technology (thank you for the mercies of Novocaine) is often a blessing. But it's just "choices". Some advances, (like Novacaine and the safety bicycle) we eagerly choose, some of those choices are...
10-02-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,332
Posted By Velo Fellow

Can't speak for Pamestique, but the material...

Can't speak for Pamestique, but the material does, in some ways, dictate the form of many bikes. In the case of CF, it allows builders to re-shape traditional round tubes, bend them, join them........
10-02-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,332
Posted By Velo Fellow

Regarding chip&seal, it seems it's the roughest...

Regarding chip&seal, it seems it's the roughest or worst maintained roads that take us to the most interesting places. After I grew out of wantng to be the fastest thing on the planet, I began to see...
10-01-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Velo Fellow

I have a neighbor who has MS... he rides his huge...

I have a neighbor who has MS... he rides his huge trike around the block and feels that it enhances his life no end. Unless it's a downpour, he's out there going around the block. Achievement here...
10-01-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,332
Posted By Velo Fellow

If so, we would no doubt see more P.F.'s on the...

If so, we would no doubt see more P.F.'s on the road with riders in lycra-tweed. However, stopping at Starbucks might sound like this, "Excuse me if climb up on your table and kick over your...
10-01-13, 01:30 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,332
Posted By Velo Fellow

No, I don't own a Penny Farthing, but I'm sure I...

No, I don't own a Penny Farthing, but I'm sure I would have resisted such a damned infernal new fangled contraption. But, we're all hypocrits somewhere.... I'd never give up my brifters, cut-out...
09-30-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Velo Fellow

I recall a charity ride at a blind, 4-way stop...

I recall a charity ride at a blind, 4-way stop rural intersection in the middle of cornfields, a rider had been hit, the highway patrol had just arrived, his bike was horribly bent, and his cleats...
09-30-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,332
Posted By Velo Fellow

Nobody is "knocking" cf for any reason. Just...

Nobody is "knocking" cf for any reason. Just talking "looks" and how they affect choices. The beer is the same, but I'd swear it tastes better out of a tall neck bottle than a can. The beautiful...
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