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02-06-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,002
Posted By volosong

Did not know they make/sell these. Don't really...

Did not know they make/sell these. Don't really like sending more of my money to China, but with one of their 20% off coupons, it's a good deal/solution.
02-04-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,002
Posted By volosong

Yup. Four of mine are in the third bedroom of...

Yup. Four of mine are in the third bedroom of the house. It's just me in a three-bedroom house, so makes sense. The time trial bike is in the closet with the jerseys. The other three are leaning...
02-02-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,266
Posted By volosong

I'm 69 this winter and it's my fourth in North...

I'm 69 this winter and it's my fourth in North Idaho. At the beginning of this winter, I sold my snow blower to a neighbor because I didn't use it since that first winter here. Found it was faster...
12-14-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 14,698
Posted By volosong

I'd be surprised if the bikes rode with their...

I'd be surprised if the bikes rode with their blinkies on. I never ride without front and rear strobes, when solo. But on a group ride, I only had to be yelled at once to "turn the damn thing off"...
12-04-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By volosong

According to the pictures, and the specs at the...

According to the pictures, and the specs at the very bottom, the controller is an iWoc 1. Same exact system as my Pinarello Dyodo. Pedal assist up to 20 MPH at one of four levels, (i.e., no pedal...
10-30-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By volosong

The Nytro was developed for the European market....

The Nytro was developed for the European market. It uses Fauza Evation motor which is mounted in the bottom bracket. Being Euro spec, the assist is limited to 25km/h (about 15.5 mph). You can remove...
10-28-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By volosong

The Nytro is not sold in the United States, so...

The Nytro is not sold in the United States, so most of us won't be able to help. The Dyodo is sold here, and all the typical manuals came with the bike. Even the brochures/manuals related to the...
10-15-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,281
Posted By volosong

Sorry. That was a typo. Should have been "2.75"...

Sorry. That was a typo. Should have been "2.75" hours, (i.e. two hours and 45 minutes). Nice lightweight bikes and no wind or a tail wind makes that quite possible, (just a tad over 18 mph average)....
10-10-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,986
Posted By volosong

Can't the guys at the shop where you purchased...

Can't the guys at the shop where you purchased your bike help you set it up? Seems like something that they should do as part of the purchase experience.
10-10-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,871
Posted By volosong

Head or cross winds sap the emotional energy. I...

Head or cross winds sap the emotional energy. I hate them too. When I lived in the high desert north of Los Angeles, I always checked the wind forecast before heading out. The strong, prevailing...
10-10-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,281
Posted By volosong

"refueling" on an Imperial Century vs. a Metric Century

Now at age 69. In the past year, I have ridden several 50-milers and previous to that, Metric Centuries often. I can ride the 50-milers with just two water bottles and on the Metric Centuries,...
10-10-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By volosong

The year I retired was taken up with a 1,200-mile...

The year I retired was taken up with a 1,200-mile move. Back and forth. Packing and unpacking. On and on. My mileage went to pretty much nothing after years of riding at least three or four times...
09-24-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,068
Posted By volosong

Well, I'm not married, so I don't have much a...

Well, I'm not married, so I don't have much a choice.

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09-24-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,955
Posted By volosong

Position 1 on the time trial bike. That's...

Position 1 on the time trial bike. That's obvious. Position 2 on my road bikes. Position 3 for my MTB and cross/gravel bikes.

I recently sold a few bikes at my LBS to help finance a new Pinarello...
09-01-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,273
Posted By volosong

A historical roadie here, about 95%/5% these past...

A historical roadie here, about 95%/5% these past few years. Just turned 69 years young.

I've related my e-bike experiences here before, so won't regurgitate those thoughts. My Pinarello Dyodo...
08-12-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,888
Posted By volosong

109 this coming Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday in...

109 this coming Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday in the Antelope Valley, (high desert in northern Los Angeles county). Be safe everyone riding there.
08-01-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,938
Posted By volosong

One day, I was riding my bike across the prairie...

One day, I was riding my bike across the prairie to check out a distant town as a possible retirement home. Came to a four-way stop and two opposing cars came to the intersection at the same time....
08-01-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,441
Posted By volosong

I have bikes with both. At this stage, I prefer...

I have bikes with both. At this stage, I prefer rim brakes. Maybe because I've had them all along, they are intuitive and simple to keep in proper adjustment. Rim brake maintenance is a mystery to...
07-25-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By volosong

I'm currently less than a month from age 69. I've...

I'm currently less than a month from age 69. I've have had a full-suspension MTB for about four-five years and recently purchased a carbon hard-tail just less than a year ago. I also am a roadie and...
07-15-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By volosong

Piaggio is the company that makes the Vespa. If...

Piaggio is the company that makes the Vespa. If you have a Vespa dealer in town, you should be fine.

p.s. It looks like there is a Vespa dealership in Denver.
07-15-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,582
Posted By volosong

OP, I know exactly what you are experiencing. ...

OP, I know exactly what you are experiencing. For any ride less than 50 miles, I'm fine afterward. For a metric century or longer, I'm usually "wasted" for the rest of the day. I'll take small...
07-07-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,888
Posted By volosong

A small town a few miles away from Coeur d'Alene.

A small town a few miles away from Coeur d'Alene.
07-04-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,888
Posted By volosong

An aborted self-supported century ride is one of...

An aborted self-supported century ride is one of the reasons that I'm spending my retirement years in North Idaho. A few years before I retired, I planned out a nice century ride from my home in...
06-30-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By volosong

Haven't ridden any imperial centuries the past...

Haven't ridden any imperial centuries the past few years, but before that, (when in my early 60s), I rode several a year. All of them solo, a few as part of a charity ride, most self-supported....
06-28-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By volosong

Did another 50 miler yesterday. Different bike...

Did another 50 miler yesterday. Different bike path, (North Idaho Centennial Trail). I used all four assist modes. No assist when riding through the beach area. Had to go very slow due to all the...
06-27-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By volosong

Feeling 40-45 years younger on my new bike.

I know BF has an Electric Bike sub-forum, but this post has more to do with age than the type of bike. About a month ago, I purchased a Pinarello Dyodo. It's a pedal-assist electric bike from the...
06-25-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By volosong

On occasion, I used to ride with my daughter. She...

On occasion, I used to ride with my daughter. She is my only child. Fairly athletic and is in pretty good physical condition. She never could out-ride me, but then again, we never did any climbing....
06-06-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By volosong

I've heard good things about the Orbea. I'm just...

I've heard good things about the Orbea. I'm just a Pinarello fanboy and have four other Pinarellos in my stable, (KOBH, FCX, FP6, FP Team). I've only had two real rides with the Dyodo, so can't...
06-05-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By volosong

On a recent ride, I took my Pinarello Dyodo for...

On a recent ride, I took my Pinarello Dyodo for fifty miles and still had a lot of juice left in the battery when done, (extended/auxiliary battery was drained, primary frame-mounted battery still...
05-21-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,809
Posted By volosong

I'm game! I like the old 50+ kit, but now that...

I'm game! I like the old 50+ kit, but now that I'm nearing 70, the 65+ is more appropriate. Love the green/yellow color combination. The colors of two of my favorite sports teams, (Springboks and...
05-21-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By volosong

Thanks guys. Thing is that they just bled the...

Thanks guys. Thing is that they just bled the brakes. Several times. It's a new bike. Took it for a maiden ride, then returned because the front rotor was squeaking, (slightly bent). At that...
05-21-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By volosong

SRAM Force hydraulic brake levers. Help me understand.

Background: I've been cycling since my teenager years, since the mid-60's. All that time, until recently, I've always had rim brakes. First Nuevo Record, then Shimano STI. Adjusting them are...
05-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,550
Posted By volosong

I also came from the days of "rat traps" and...

I also came from the days of "rat traps" and straps. The move to clipless was simple and easy. As reverborama says, it becomes a reflex.

I always unclip my right foot. Never the left. And when I...
05-14-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,870
Posted By volosong

Sounds like jimincalif solved that rotor...

Sounds like jimincalif solved that rotor alignment issue with some shims. As I inferred, I know little about disc brakes. Been using rim brakes for over fifty years and they are trivial, (for me),...
05-14-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
Posted By volosong

Absolute fact! The mental part has really taken...

Absolute fact! The mental part has really taken a hold of me. Before I retired and moved, I had a nice, fairly flat century route mapped out that I would ride several times a year. In SoCal, would...
05-14-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,870
Posted By volosong

Tried that, and didn't work out very well. I...

Tried that, and didn't work out very well. I built up a Pinarello FCX frame, (cyclocross), with Ultegra and gravel wheels. Purchased a second wheelset for road use. Easy enough to swap, but the...
05-10-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 941,599
Posted By volosong

Bike mostly as spec'd as from the factory, with a...

Bike mostly as spec'd as from the factory, with a few minor modifications to suit me. Mechanicals are SRAM Force 22 all around. Hydraulic disc brakes, compact cranks, 11-32 cassette. The changes I...
05-10-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,455
Posted By volosong

I took my maiden ride yesterday with my e-bike....

I took my maiden ride yesterday with my e-bike. It's a Pinarello Dyodo. Same frame geometry and layup as the Prince, (and Dogma). Have to say that my legs are a bit sore this morning. I did get a...
05-10-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,927
Posted By volosong

Another recommendation for Headsweats. As...

Another recommendation for Headsweats. As mentioned, started using them to mitigate dripping sweat. Like gloves, won't head out without one. I use this one, (but in various side panel colors).
...
05-09-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2,926
Views: 707,982
Posted By volosong

My new Pinarello Dyodo. Picked it up last night...

My new Pinarello Dyodo. Picked it up last night and took it for its maiden ride this afternoon. I think I'm going to like this bike. Going to take awhile to get used to the SRAM doubletap, (have...
05-05-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,574
Posted By volosong

My LBS wanted me to take a Pinarello Prince out...

My LBS wanted me to take a Pinarello Prince out today for a test spin. It was returned as being "unsafe" and he wanted to get my opinion. I wore this kit today, as it was most appropriate for the...
05-05-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 941,599
Posted By volosong

My new e-bike arrived at the shop today. Went in...

My new e-bike arrived at the shop today. Went in to pick up my gravel bike from service, (it wasn't ready), and the shop tech said my new bike was delivered just a few minutes earlier. It will take a...
04-29-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,366
Posted By volosong

Sorry for the delayed response. I don't visit BF...

Sorry for the delayed response. I don't visit BF often these days, especially since the weather turned nice. On the FCX, I like it just fine. I have it set up for forest dirt roads and it works...
06-21-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,982
Posted By volosong

Nails it pretty accurately. I've had round bars...

Nails it pretty accurately. I've had round bars for ages and recently went with aero bars. Sans attachments, the aero bars are much quieter. It is the attachments that create most of the noise.
06-17-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,333
Posted By volosong

The "Idaho Stop" law was the clinching factor in...

The "Idaho Stop" law was the clinching factor in my decision to move to Idaho upon retirement.

On one of my recon trips here before retirement, while riding across the prairie farmland to a...
06-17-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,926
Views: 707,982
Posted By volosong

My latest "n+1". A Kestrel MXZ hardtail with SRAM...

My latest "n+1". A Kestrel MXZ hardtail with SRAM 1x12 drivetrain. I'm really loving this bike.
...
06-17-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,632
Posted By volosong

Thought I'd give a brief report on two outings...

Thought I'd give a brief report on two outings with the above described bike. There is an image of the bike below and an image of the trails upon which I made the two rides last week. Both rides were...
06-06-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,632
Posted By volosong

I have one in transit right now. It shipped...

I have one in transit right now. It shipped yesterday and will take a week or so to make it to the boonies of Idaho. It's a carbon hardtail MTB with a SRAM 1x12 GX Eagle. Chainring is 32T and...
06-04-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 597,231
Posted By volosong

Beautiful Mondia. I should get mine re-painted...

Beautiful Mondia. I should get mine re-painted and restored, but it has the fade-out to chrome and I don't trust anyone local to paint it.
05-24-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,412
Posted By volosong

I've been a Type II for about ten years and it...

I've been a Type II for about ten years and it hasn't really affected my cycling. Now, advancing age, that's another issue. I take meds twice a day and insulin in the evening before bed. When I...
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