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Forum: Introductions
09-20-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By frogman

Welcome Ben ! How is the air up there ? We...

Welcome Ben ! How is the air up there ? We are finally getting some clean air after they finally contained most of the wildfires here in Northern CA. I am happy to be able to ride again in...
09-20-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By frogman

It depends on what kind of ride you are doing. ...

It depends on what kind of ride you are doing. For going to the store, I will wear a T shirt, khaki cargo shorts, tennis shoes or even sandals. What ever I happen to be wearing at the time...
09-18-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,461
Posted By frogman

Nice clean air in Napa county, northern CA today....

Nice clean air in Napa county, northern CA today. The smoky air we had really makes me appreciate this "clean air". Did a 25 mile ride today and it was great !
09-18-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,989
Posted By frogman

What a sad topic for the BF ! Why do you want...

What a sad topic for the BF !
Why do you want to trash Rivendell ? We get it that you don't like his bikes and you don't agree with Grant Petersons philosophy but no need to try and undermine his...
09-17-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,377
Posted By frogman

This is tragic and it reminds me how much we are...

This is tragic and it reminds me how much we are in danger out there riding on city streets. I live in northern CA in a small community that has been pretty good at providing bike lanes. Still cannot...
09-15-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,461
Posted By frogman

Hi fietsbob, We may get some rain here also in...

Hi fietsbob, We may get some rain here also in Napa County. The air is getting better a little every day. The fires in northern CA are pretty much conquered now. We are looking forward to some...
09-14-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,461
Posted By frogman

hahahahaha !!! Good idea. I was thinking...

hahahahaha !!! Good idea. I was thinking about a Scott Air pack with bottle strapped on to my back. :D
09-14-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 614
Posted By frogman

Its foolish to go by feel and "assume" you have...

Its foolish to go by feel and "assume" you have the torque you want. Most machine shops can check and adjust the calibration on your torque wrench. Its an easy thing for them to do. There are...
09-13-20, 07:14 PM
09-13-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,461
Posted By frogman

Here in Napa County the smoke filled air is so...

Here in Napa County the smoke filled air is so bad you need to wear a mask to protect yourself from the smoke. I rode 12 miles today with a N95 mask on and called it quits. The N95 mask helps a lot...
09-13-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,168
Posted By frogman

I will answer you question with a statement. ...

I will answer you question with a statement.

You can't fix stupid. !
09-13-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 128,752
Posted By frogman

Try riding with a N95 mask on and see how far you...

Try riding with a N95 mask on and see how far you can go. Here in northern CA, the smoke filled air is so bad you need to wear a mask not just for the pandemic but to protect yourself from the...
Forum: Introductions
09-13-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By frogman

You have a great attitude ! Same situation here...

You have a great attitude ! Same situation here in Napa County. Smoke filled air and of course the pandemic. I tried a short ride today with a N95 mask on. It helps with the smoky air but still...
09-13-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By frogman

Time to choose another bike. This one is...

Time to choose another bike. This one is unobtanium...................
09-11-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 938
Posted By frogman

Great thread ! You guys hve inspired me to get...

Great thread ! You guys hve inspired me to get another set of tires for my road bike. I want to be able to compare the ride differences between different tires and I will be able to swap wheels...
09-05-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By frogman

Learn something new every day. These are cool !

Learn something new every day. These are cool !
09-05-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By frogman

Well said :thumb:

Well said :thumb:
09-05-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By frogman

What ever you discover, please share it with us. ...

What ever you discover, please share it with us. Inquiring minds want to know..............
09-05-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 534
Posted By frogman

Agree. Rosefarts you owe him an apology

Agree. Rosefarts you owe him an apology
09-01-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By frogman

About the same here. I use an old fork I had...

About the same here.
I use an old fork I had and made an adjustable slide rom the V-brake lugs. Cheap and it works !
08-31-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By frogman

One of the commentators said there must have been...

One of the commentators said there must have been 80% of the riders involved in crashes. That may be a high estimate but there were many crashes.


One rider said: “Most teams had like...
08-30-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By frogman

Yeah it was wise to slow own on the descent. ...

Yeah it was wise to slow own on the descent. Check out this article. The picture of Luke Rowe shows what he thought of the fast descents in the rain. :(
...
08-29-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,285
Posted By frogman

This discussion has me curious if I am getting up...

This discussion has me curious if I am getting up to 85% heart rate on my "tough" climbs that I think I am. Don't have a heart rate monitor, maybe I should get one..............
08-29-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By frogman

Thats a nice collection of 4 cyl distributers !

Thats a nice collection of 4 cyl distributers !
08-29-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By frogman

Nice looking bike ! I know its not but it looks...

Nice looking bike ! I know its not but it looks like it is Titanium.......
08-29-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By frogman

2020 TDF First Stage, wow !

This must be the record for crashes in the first stage of TDF ! They were dropping like flies. I think they said 80 % of the riders were involved in a crash. On the last descent I was afraid...
08-28-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By frogman

Thanks for the info. !

Thanks for the info. !
08-28-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By frogman

Thanks for the info. !

Thanks for the info. !
08-28-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,285
Posted By frogman

Same here, on the really tough hills where I...

Same here, on the really tough hills where I have to downshift, If I am not at the 85% heart rate, I must be close to it. I am breathing very heavy and my tongue is hanging out. :D
08-28-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By frogman

As he said, it will make it shinier. I don't do...

As he said, it will make it shinier. I don't do anything to mine. Once in a while it gets cleaned, but not that often. Usually I just attend to the drive train cleaning and maintenance. The nice...
08-28-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By frogman

I can watch NBC sports on my Peacock TV network. ...

I can watch NBC sports on my Peacock TV network. Can I watch the TDF with NBC sports if I don't subscribe to NBC sports gold ?
08-27-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,285
Posted By frogman

I was just quoting from the HIIT article per...

I was just quoting from the HIIT article per batem. 10 minutes of 85% heart rate intervals. Maybe they don't know what they are talkijg about but I think they do. :lol:

Some of us, me...
08-27-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,285
Posted By frogman

As cyclists we can do the HIIT training by doing...

As cyclists we can do the HIIT training by doing intervals at 85% max heart rate alternated with easy pedaling. Do this for 10 minutes and we have accomplished the HIIT training.
Not that "rigid"...
08-26-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,932
Posted By frogman

I tried out this tail light I ordered today. I...

I tried out this tail light I ordered today. I love it ! Super bright, can see it from a long ways off. Soilid construction.
...
08-26-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By frogman

My doctor told me that as we get older it is...

My doctor told me that as we get older it is easier to get heat exhaustion because we have diminished feeligs that we are thirsty as we did when we were younger. Stay hydrated my friends.
08-26-20, 10:34 PM
08-23-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By frogman

Wow, thats a nasty puncture ! I have had a lot...

Wow, thats a nasty puncture ! I have had a lot of flats riding in our area and use Continental Gator Skins for their puncture resistance. Doesn't sound like you normally have a flat problem. There...
08-23-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,875
Posted By frogman

For a final touch after cleaning my bike and...

For a final touch after cleaning my bike and drying it I spray Lemon Pledge on a rag and wipe down the frame. Nice and shiny and has a lemony smell :)
08-23-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By frogman

Super Noodle

Have you used the Origin8 Super Noodle for V-brakes ? Seems like a good design. Would like to try them but can't find them in stock anywhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHeKEMrC4Bk
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 703
Posted By frogman

Say bye bye to Wahoo. There a lot of good apps...

Say bye bye to Wahoo. There a lot of good apps for cycling that are reliable.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,126
Posted By frogman

Matte looks like it received only the primer...

Matte looks like it received only the primer coat. :D
08-19-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By frogman

I like your Surly !

I like your Surly !
08-17-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By frogman

Please get back and let us now if you try the...

Please get back and let us now if you try the mount and how it works. I have a Dura Ace bar end shifter and will do the same thing if it works. Like you, I don't want to spend that much for the...
08-13-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By frogman

Drew, Great info. Thanks ! Bob

Drew,
Great info. Thanks !
Bob
08-13-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By frogman

I agree Shannon, My Trek with Campy 10 speed...

I agree Shannon,
My Trek with Campy 10 speed will object with noise in the big/big combo. Its a no brainer to manage your shifting to avoid the cross chaining issue. Maybe the manufacturers say...
08-13-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By frogman

Like dsbrantjr said the Campy shifter for the...

Like dsbrantjr said the Campy shifter for the front derailleur is friction. Thats nice because you can just about use any front derailleur. I have a compact double crankset and I have my Campy...
08-13-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,337
Posted By frogman

Would you explain what the ride of silence is for...

Would you explain what the ride of silence is for ? Some of us (like me) don't know what it is about.
08-13-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 621
Posted By frogman

As sch ststed you have a freehub with a cassette....

As sch ststed you have a freehub with a cassette. Your bike is 10 speed with a Shimano drive train. You will need a new Shimano 10 speed freehub. To replace the freehub, first you remove the...
08-13-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By frogman

You will get some good feedback on tools to get. ...

You will get some good feedback on tools to get. I want to emphasize that first and foremost you need a good repair stand. Almost every thing you do on the bike will use the stand and it makes it...
08-13-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By frogman

I forgot about the non index thing. I think I...

I forgot about the non index thing. I think I have it dialed in now. I move it over as far as it can go to the big ring and it slightly rubs so I trim it back one click and it is just right. Then...
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