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06-25-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By Equinox

I had my Bianchi Infinito CV for a little over a...

I had my Bianchi Infinito CV for a little over a year during which time it performed flawlessly. Suddenly this spring, I began having shifting problems that I couldn't figure out as an inexperienced...
05-10-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By Equinox

The bike is a seven year old tandem with Rolf...

The bike is a seven year old tandem with Rolf wheels. I personally don't know what type of bearings they are. I take the front wheel on and off frequently for transportation. I think I use a lot,...
05-10-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By Equinox

Front Wheel Not Spinning Freely

Greetings. When I have my front wheel secured to my fork with the QR skewer it does not spin freely. It's as if a brake was rubbing, but that isn't the case. When I remove the wheel and spin it while...
04-28-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,933
Posted By Equinox

Earlier in this thread, a misguided poster...

Earlier in this thread, a misguided poster implied the damage to my bike was Karma because I (took/brought) it to a different LBS than my regular shop. Although there is no dispute on liability, the...
04-27-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,933
Posted By Equinox

We got our tandem back yesterday, and the damage...

We got our tandem back yesterday, and the damage looks like what you would expect a top tube to look like when someone put a clamp on it. A couple of dents. The paint is intact. I wonder if it really...
04-25-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,933
Posted By Equinox

Also, ask them if they are insured if your bike...

Also, ask them if they are insured if your bike is damaged, or what their policy is for repairing damage they cause.
04-24-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,933
Posted By Equinox

That's just dumb

That's just dumb
04-24-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,933
Posted By Equinox

How so?

How so?
04-23-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,933
Posted By Equinox

The guy was marveling over our bike when we...

The guy was marveling over our bike when we brought it in, and it is in "like-new" condition. We spent a half our talking. He showed me pictures of a roached tandem he restored. He did a cursory...
04-23-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,933
Posted By Equinox

That makes me feel better. My bike is about six...

That makes me feel better. My bike is about six years old. I can't imagine it being an option for a shop that damaged customers bike to NOT take responsibility. "We damaged your bike. Sucks to be...
04-23-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,933
Posted By Equinox

I normally clamp the seat post when I work on it.

I normally clamp the seat post when I work on it.
04-23-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,933
Posted By Equinox

LBS Damaged Our Bike

I brought our tandem in to a different LBS for a tune -up. My usual shop is very small and cramped and it's a hassle physically bringing it there. It's a one man shop. He's very good, very busy and...
08-24-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By Equinox

I understand. I joke that I'm in no-man's land....

I understand. I joke that I'm in no-man's land. Too slo for the fast group/toofast for the slow group. LOL
08-24-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By Equinox

Of course, but that's easier said than done as...

Of course, but that's easier said than done as options are limited. Ironically, several times a year, the racing club in my area has a true group ride as a way of attracting new members. That's...
08-24-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By Equinox

Do You Miss Your Bike Club During the Pandemic?

Honestly, I have not. My is not known for friendly road manners or group dynamics. I often warn newcomers that these are club rides, not group rides. The individual persons who make up the club are...
06-30-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,920
Posted By Equinox

Not ten minutes ago; utility truck partially...

Not ten minutes ago; utility truck partially obstructing oncoming traffic, THREE dump trucks swerve halfway into my lane forcing me onto my shoulder to avoid a head on. These are presumably...
06-13-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,920
Posted By Equinox

More Certain Than Death and Taxes

On a two lane road , with each lane going in the opposite direction, if there is an obstacle to the oncoming traffic (ambulance, delivery truck, utility truck, bicyclist, etc), the oncoming car will...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By Equinox

Consider e-Motion controllable rollers if you are...

Consider e-Motion controllable rollers if you are looking for the most realistic riding experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,648
Posted By Equinox

I would not recommend my bike. it was built to my...

I would not recommend my bike. it was built to my specifications and I wanted it to be my dream bike. However it was build so that the only tire I can fit on it is a 23mm tire. I would like to have a...
12-28-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,218
Posted By Equinox

Road cycling is dangerous. Most of us ignore the...

Road cycling is dangerous. Most of us ignore the danger, which is fine. The decision to ride on the road is personal. I'm entering a "stage" where I'm deciding to ride less on the roads. I crashed ,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Equinox

The road I crashed on was bad, but not quite that...

The road I crashed on was bad, but not quite that bad. The landscape in that area was pretty, and the weather could not be better. But I did spend a lot of time watching the surface for potholes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Equinox

Although I hope it never happens to you, your...

Although I hope it never happens to you, your words are re-assuring. This was my first crash in 17 years of road riding. My friends told me that their experience with the typpe of riding you do is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Equinox

You're correct about what happened. But,...

You're correct about what happened. But, personally, I did not have time to react or respond in any way. I couldn't brake, let alone determine which brake to use. I couldn't shift my weight. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Equinox

Excellent advise. Thanks!

Excellent advise. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Equinox

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Equinox

LOL. I don't see how this would possibly turn...

LOL. I don't see how this would possibly turn into a brake debate since braking was not a factor in this incident in any way, shape or form.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Equinox

That's one of the things that's bothering me. I...

That's one of the things that's bothering me. I "thought" I was going straight. But as I reflect, there may have been the slightest bend to the right. I MAY have been leaning ever so SLIGHTLY. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Equinox

I know, It sounds unlikely. My bike was made to...

I know, It sounds unlikely. My bike was made to order from measurements an a questionnaire. (Not exactly custom-made). There is 2mm clearance between my tire and the seat tube. It's crazy. I tried to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Equinox

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is eerily similar to the road I crashed on. The descent got me up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Equinox

Are Wider Tires Much Safer?

My bike only has clearance for 23mm tires. I recently crashed when I hit a patch of gravel, and I've been wondering if, say, 25mm. tires would have made any difference.
10-22-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,362
Posted By Equinox

Although there are still lingering physical signs...

Although there are still lingering physical signs of my crash, I feel back to normal. I'm an avid Zwift-er, and that has been very beneficial. I think I've been outside about three times; twice on...
09-17-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,362
Posted By Equinox

I never wanted to say this for fear of jinxing...

I never wanted to say this for fear of jinxing myself. This was my first crash in 17 years of riding. I also ride in an area where road conditions are very bad. A valid question I have to ask myself...
09-17-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,362
Posted By Equinox

Getting Back Out There

Any stories about how you overcame the after effects of a crash. I have a friend who spent a week in the hospital after a crash in June, and he's back on the bike. I'm experiencing a combination of...
09-02-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,362
Posted By Equinox

I appreciate your perspective.

I appreciate your perspective.
09-02-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,362
Posted By Equinox

I'm sure you're right. I'll keep that in mind.

I'm sure you're right. I'll keep that in mind.
09-02-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,362
Posted By Equinox

Thank you. I seem to be healing OK. I feel bad...

Thank you. I seem to be healing OK. I feel bad for my friend. Immediately after the crash, I thought she was hurt much worse.
09-01-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,362
Posted By Equinox

Crash Report

Perfect ride. Having a blast on a rolling country road. I was going straight, and I hit a pile of loose gravel in the gully. It grabbed my front wheel, and that was that. My mate went over the top of...
08-24-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,431
Posted By Equinox

Still not sure I understand. Thinking back to...

Still not sure I understand. Thinking back to when I ran, my HR profile was not THAT different from riding. With respect to muscles involved, I might argue that I use more of my musculature on the...
08-23-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,431
Posted By Equinox

Another thing about my stoker. She doesn't ride a...

Another thing about my stoker. She doesn't ride a bike on her own. She grew up in a city with parents who did not value things like this for girls, so she never learned. I really believe cycling...
08-22-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,431
Posted By Equinox

This almost exact;y describes my stoker. We are...

This almost exact;y describes my stoker. We are both 65. She did intervals on Monday and was maxing out at 166bpm. On our ride last night, she averaged 113 and maxed at 138. But she definitely...
08-16-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,431
Posted By Equinox

Yep. Clipped in. Nice explanation.

Yep. Clipped in. Nice explanation.
08-16-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,431
Posted By Equinox

Nope. No suspension seatpost.

Nope. No suspension seatpost.
08-16-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,431
Posted By Equinox

Very interesting.She is, in fact, as you...

Very interesting.She is, in fact, as you described. Our body types and aerobic systems are different. She could run forever. I'm more of a sprinter, 5K sort. I generally feel more comfortable at a...
08-15-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,431
Posted By Equinox

Nice!

Nice!
08-15-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,431
Posted By Equinox

LOL. Having fitness goals...and enjoying riding...

LOL. Having fitness goals...and enjoying riding our tandem are not mutually exclusive. And you certainly are right about the variability from sport to sport. I think we need to pay a little more...
08-15-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,431
Posted By Equinox

Stoker's Heart Rate

My stoker is a very fit runner. The only cycling she does is as my stoker. She struggles to get her heart rate up on the bike. It is usual for her HRmax to be below my HRavg on any given ride. It...
09-15-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Equinox

The lane departure system can be turned off. I...

The lane departure system can be turned off. I have to be more mindful of when that system is appropriate. For example, on a highway trip, and not everyday driving.
09-15-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Equinox

Your attitude is admirable, commendable and...

Your attitude is admirable, commendable and ultimately, prudent. I do those things out of a sense of self preservation. You have a better attitude. The selfishness of the other driver makes me angry....
09-14-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Equinox

Cars Crossing Yellow Line

This is only tangentially related to cycling in that it's something we witness every ride. All drivers believe that they have an inalienable right to forward progress no matter what is in their way....
07-29-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By Equinox

I like what you've done here. It did not help...

I like what you've done here. It did not help with my ear worm at all though.
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