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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,671
Posted By blinky

I too don't ride when it's super cold but for...

I too don't ride when it's super cold but for riding when temps are in the 50's I go with the following : Pearlizumi uninsulated bib tights without a pad over a pair of Nalini Snipe 2 Cycling padded...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By blinky

Thanks everyone for your time, comments , and...

Thanks everyone for your time, comments , and tips - Brocktoon's first reply was encouraging and his second made me smile - thanks again !!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,175
Posted By blinky

OP , I would recommend seeing an orthopedic...

OP , I would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon rather than chiropractor - I've had lower back issues with intermittent sciatica pain and a prescribed PT program with specific exercises helped me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By blinky

Putting On Bib Shorts

Just got some new bib shorts , Campy sold by Nalini , and haven't worn bibs in a few years - feels like I'm pulling and tugging the lycra over my thighs and hips as if I got 2 sizes too small - the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By blinky

Take a look at Nalini online , they have a sale...

Take a look at Nalini online , they have a sale right now on certain items but they have a bunch of bibs and straight shorts in their lineup .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By blinky

Had a similar issue , does the following...

Had a similar issue , does the following discussion help ?

Chain Catches Against Adjacent Cassette Cog - Bike Forums...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By blinky

I'm just the opposite , my current floor pump has...

I'm just the opposite , my current floor pump has a flip lever and doesn't always provide a good seal , a screw head would be fine with me - Lezyne only sells through their dealer network , a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By blinky

Nice to know Performance has the Zefal , will...

Nice to know Performance has the Zefal , will just need to move my water cage over to the down tube , Lezyne appears to have some nice pumps as well , might try them for a floor pump .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By blinky

Here's an online retailer that carries the...

Here's an online retailer that carries the vintage Zefal frame pump : JBI.BIKE - HOME (https://www.jbi.bike/site/) - corrected the link , sorry for the confusion .

Looks like only dealers can set...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By blinky

Zefal HPX Frame Pump

Just went out to their website and ,although it shows many pumps including a few floor pumps that caught my eye, the vintage frame pump is missing - found a small handful of online retailers that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,144
Posted By blinky

Eyesight , helps me read what I type , sorry to...

Eyesight , helps me read what I type , sorry to offend you .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,144
Posted By blinky

Alcjphil Said ---------- There is no need...

Alcjphil Said ----------

There is no need for a peg at the bottom where the seat tube and down tube meet at the bottom bracket. The top tube mounted pump fits onto a pump peg on the head tube and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,144
Posted By blinky

Zefal has always been a great pump - I talked to...

Zefal has always been a great pump - I talked to an online retailer that sells them , they said it only attaches to a brazed on peg near the bottom of the seat tube - I'm guessing Look bikes have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,144
Posted By blinky

Pardon the bold , eyes , had a Zefal years ago -...

Pardon the bold , eyes , had a Zefal years ago - found a source online for a new one - 3 models depending on distance between head tube and seat tube - question : is the hold by spring tension at...
06-28-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By blinky

Response to Shelbyfv

Shelbyfv , I type in bold to compensate for diminishing eye sight and it certainly wasn't obvious to me that the news had been already posted to this forum - our daughter lives in Newton, Ma and has...
06-27-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By blinky

Harris Cyclery Closing - Associated With Sheldon Brown

Just read that Harris Cyclery in Newton, MA is closing permanently after almost 70 years in operation - the well known author and bike mechanic extraordinaire Sheldon Brown worked there until his...
06-18-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By blinky

I had a similar issue a few years back and my...

I had a similar issue a few years back and my problem was solved - at the time I was running Campy Chorus and the issue turned out to be the contact under load between the BB bearing and the holding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By blinky

I have the same rack and consider that lock to be...

I have the same rack and consider that lock to be bare minimum protection if leaving the bike(s) unseen in a public setting - but then again I bring our bikes into hotel rooms during an overnight...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By blinky

Thanks all for some great resources , I've got...

Thanks all for some great resources , I've got some direction now , didn't know tri shorts are typically thinner .
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By blinky

Thin Pad Cycling Shorts - Bib or Bibless

Just wondering if anyone knows which apparel makers offer shorts with a thin pad - it's hard to know from many of the item descriptions , thanks in advance !!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,024
Posted By blinky

I have a 2003 Lite Speed tuscany , originally...

I have a 2003 Lite Speed tuscany , originally Campy Chorus and now Shimano Ultegra - if I were to get another Ti Bike , it would be from FireFly Cycles in Boston with 100% Campy Record .
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 19,131
Posted By blinky

Love Bike Forums

I've just recently returned to road cycling and had a bunch of questions - the help and answers I got were phenomenal - I have a membership in two bike forums but this one is my go to exclusively ,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By blinky

Stabilizing Bar Tape Plugs

My plugs have been wiggling loose after awhile - just wondering if others have ideas for keeping them in place - I thought about double sided tape or building up the plug diameter with tape to keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By blinky

Have the same rack , love it - on the back I...

Have the same rack , love it - on the back I center the pad on the rim and ratchet it down so that it provides a firm hold but not to the point where it's a strain to close that flipper - on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By blinky

I got a response from Nalini about my query...

I got a response from Nalini about my query regards the wool bib shorts with leather chamois - they plan on including them with their Summer 2022 product lineup - Kucharik only has wool shorts on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By blinky

Nalini Wool Cycling Products

The Nalini website doesn't seem to show wool cycling products - the website does show a sales outlet in California - just called them and apparently they have stopped showing wool items on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,319
Posted By blinky

I went out to the Nalini website and they have a...

I went out to the Nalini website and they have a wool bib short with what appears to be a chamois crotch pad - the price isn't as much as I thought and will order a pair - I like a thin pad and still...
05-07-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,054
Posted By blinky

I just had the identical issue - I first noticed...

I just had the identical issue - I first noticed it on an indoor fluid trainer and then on a repair stand - while pedaling in smallest cog and next two the sound was pretty much identical but at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By blinky

Thanks Everyone

Thanks everyone for the replies and great pics Badger6 - couldn't envision it having used Look "full cover" cleat covers for many years - thanks again !!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By blinky

Shimano SPD-SL Cleat Covers

I just bought a pair of Shimano SM-SH 45 SPD-SL Cleat Covers but before breaking open the clear plastic wrap I compared the cleats ( Shimano blue SPD-SL ) to the covers and the covers look too small...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By blinky

Pretty cool Hammer Dog - will keep Sock Guy in...

Pretty cool Hammer Dog - will keep Sock Guy in mind !!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By blinky

Big response , thanks to all for your thoughts...

Big response , thanks to all for your thoughts and time , for starters I ordered a pair of Swift Wick pursuit socks , low cut with a wool blend - looking forward to riding with them !!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By blinky

I feel pretty much the same way and with a 4" -...

I feel pretty much the same way and with a 4" - 5" cuff length I could use them for golf as well .
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By blinky

Thanks for all the great replies , after reading...

Thanks for all the great replies , after reading them all and watching the video I may re-think the length criteria - I got use to wearing a Thorlo ankle sock because my old Shimano road shoes (...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,145
Posted By blinky

I just went from Look all around to Shimano...

I just went from Look all around to Shimano SPD-SL - just ordered Shimano cleat covers from Amazon , had covers for the Look cleats as well , they save the plastic from getting too chewed up by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By blinky

Socks for Cycling

I'd like to get some mid-weight ankle high socks for biking - not thin ones like golf "ped" socks but also not thick padded ones like Thorlo - anyone have any suggestions for a source ? thanks in...
03-01-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By blinky

Thanks again Big John !!!

Thanks again Big John !!!
03-01-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By blinky

Thanks Big John , something I never knew existed...

Thanks Big John , something I never knew existed , and another great option !!
03-01-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By blinky

Beautiful , thanks Caloso , I've used that "step...

Beautiful , thanks Caloso , I've used that "step down" technique before but just never thought of it - but I want to say that video was really good - thanks for your time and a great response !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By blinky

Thanks , I submitted the question to the 50 Plus...

Thanks , I submitted the question to the 50 Plus sub forum but also thought it would be good to post it here as well .
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By blinky

Dismount Difficulty For Senior Road Rider

I'm a senior in my 70's that has enjoyed road biking ( with a road bike ) for many years - wasn't sure if this question should be in the Adaptive Cycling sub forum - I'm roughly 6"2" with long legs...
03-01-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By blinky

What's a "bent" ??

What's a "bent" ??
03-01-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By blinky

Do you mean dropping the seat tube ? I've...

Do you mean dropping the seat tube ? I've thought about that but the quick release clamps that hold the seat tube don't grip tight enough to prevent the tube from slipping down under normal riding .
03-01-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By blinky

What is the "dropper" ??

What is the "dropper" ??
02-28-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By blinky

Dismount Difficulty Due to Flexibility Decline

I'm a senior in my 70's that has enjoyed road biking ( with a road bike ) for many years - wasn't sure if this question should be in the Adaptive Cycling sub forum - I'm roughly 6"2" with long legs...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By blinky

Thanks for the tip BNBbikes , I have heard that...

Thanks for the tip BNBbikes , I have heard that many riders move 'em back , will try it , thanks !!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By blinky

We always had two fork mount roof racks , loved...

We always had two fork mount roof racks , loved it , we looked cool and very hip on the Interstates but the lift and place on our SUV got to be a little shaky and so I got a Thule T2 Pro hitch rack...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By blinky

Thanks Urbanknight , under a good light with a...

Thanks Urbanknight , under a good light with a magnifier I can see them , one on each side , and they are definitely very small , thanks for your time and response !!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By blinky

For Those With Shimano SPD-SL Cleats

Please excuse the bold type , I'm nearing the time when cataract surgery will be necessary and I find that heavy contrast between bold type and the white background helps in the short term .

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,319
Posted By blinky

Thanks everyone for the replies and your time ,...

Thanks everyone for the replies and your time , good pros and cons to think about !!
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