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Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,220
Posted By deacon mark

Seems I will be at 11250 they are just outside....

Seems I will be at 11250 they are just outside. Being retired and not having too much family responsibilities allows the time. I think my Habby is getting close to 50,000 miles and same original...
12-31-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By deacon mark

Spoke should not normally break and certainly not...

Spoke should not normally break and certainly not often such as every other ride. Sounds like the wheel has serious issues and needs to be looked at by someone who knows wheels. It is not complicated...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,647
Posted By deacon mark

I hope my story helps as I am a long-time runner...

I hope my story helps as I am a long-time runner of now 42 years but there is a catch about the last 2 or 3 years not done any real serious runs. I have over 85,000 miles running in my logbooks...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
Posted By deacon mark

I have it at 161 my age minus 220. That is about...

I have it at 161 my age minus 220. That is about what I have gotten before in an all out wipe out. I have hit that HR maybe twice in past 18 months. I see many cyclist that are my age that get there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,089
Posted By deacon mark

I am a long time bike mechanic do my own work. I...

I am a long time bike mechanic do my own work. I personally would avoid a bike with a press fit. It I still have the choice I am going BSA threaded BB without a doubt. My Habanero was almost 40k in...
06-27-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By deacon mark

I do not grease of do anything to stainless steel...

I do not grease of do anything to stainless steel die-drawn cables with shimano or jagwire housing. No need it only serves to gum things up in most cases down the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,315
Posted By deacon mark

I have 3 pairs that are nice to have. One is an...

I have 3 pairs that are nice to have. One is an old pair that is dedicated to the trainer since I sweat all over them. The other 2 are for riding and always good to have two so that if you get one...
01-26-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,557
Posted By deacon mark

Personally I would skip all the supplements and...

Personally I would skip all the supplements and concentrate on eating meat, steak, ribeye's, ham, and bacon. You can increase it even more by having cheese and crackers for appetizers. I never was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,823
Posted By deacon mark

Getting a rare flat and then not taking the time...

Getting a rare flat and then not taking the time to make sure I got rid of the problem. So the next ride after changing the tube I got another flat. Sure enough take time time know why your tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,075
Posted By deacon mark

The LBS here that is a Trek dealer I think has...

The LBS here that is a Trek dealer I think has been busy at least was in 2021 with repairs. They wanted me to be a mechanic and it was nice of them but in my retirement I did not want to go back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,075
Posted By deacon mark

All this talk about LBS and repairs and the cost...

All this talk about LBS and repairs and the cost has me laughing and saying in the guitar world it is no different. I repair guitars for a living and I don't own a music store or work out of one. I...
01-11-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,291
Posted By deacon mark

I have 6700 and have posted that groupset can be...

I have 6700 and have posted that groupset can be finicky to dial in although I can get it but not much margin or error. I have 6800 on the other bike it shifts perfect 100% of the time and much...
01-09-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By deacon mark

You get the wheel true then take the tension and...

You get the wheel true then take the tension and see variance. Tension within 10 % on each spoke great. Around joint of rim in can and usually varies the most. Front wheels no dish possible you can...
01-07-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,593
Posted By deacon mark

I can tell you I can stand to pedal but not...

I can tell you I can stand to pedal but not continuous for more than about 40 revs, Has nothing to do with fitness my legs just tighten and I think it is related to my running dystonia. I can sit...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,751
Posted By deacon mark

Well in I believe 1991 I ran 3700 miles that year...

Well in I believe 1991 I ran 3700 miles that year and thinking back it probably was a huge mistake. I should have saved my legs for miles down the road but of course that was running. Today the ice...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,751
Posted By deacon mark

I had 10,518 miles outside trainer miles never...

I had 10,518 miles outside trainer miles never count. I am retired and have the time I generally get up early and get a good ride in of 50 miles. I also ran/race walked 1118 miles. I am old runner...
12-26-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,542
Posted By deacon mark

Well I cannot run like I once did if at all so...

Well I cannot run like I once did if at all so the bike is it. I generally like to ride 50 miles but I am retired and 60. Funny thing is I am not a century stalker as I know some like to get a huge...
12-13-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,593
Posted By deacon mark

old guys standing to pedal

I find and mostly everything confirms that sitting to pedal is way more efficient. Standing takes a lot of energy and while it gives a break in the constant seated position, best to pedal sitting....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By deacon mark

Update: I contacted Garmin and they are going to...

Update: I contacted Garmin and they are going to send me a new one. I have always used Garmin stuff and twice before had some issues that were actually out of warranty but they took care of me. I...
11-23-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By deacon mark

I get 25000 miles easily on an 11 speed shimano....

I get 25000 miles easily on an 11 speed shimano. I keep the chain clean although not a slave to it and I put a new chain on although my chains last 6-7500 miles too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By deacon mark

This is not rocket science just get the bike out...

This is not rocket science just get the bike out and set it up. How complicated can it be? The seat sits up off ground and pedals, the seat is suppose to be level. The handlebars you can measure but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By deacon mark

New tire no question they are much cheaper than...

New tire no question they are much cheaper than medical expenses. I don't fool with tires that might be a problem too much going on with them to take chance.
08-21-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,842
Posted By deacon mark

I was going to go to seminary and do 2 years of...

I was going to go to seminary and do 2 years of formation to be a priest as I am a widowed permanent deacon. Well then I got thinking about more and it would sort of take away my freedoms so decided...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By deacon mark

Good Customer Service in LG even in covid

I have a pair of Louis Garneau Course Air Lite cycling shoes. They are very nice and lightweight for sure. They run well over $250 retail I believe. I have had them past 3.5 years and the other day...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,717
Posted By deacon mark

Being a solo rider this is unnerving to watch and...

Being a solo rider this is unnerving to watch and seems like I would never be able to pull it off. However the speeds are not any different than riding solo as such I just would be skittish about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,736
Posted By deacon mark

Riding interstate highways out west?

I don't live in the mountains but love to go there been many years. Do cyclist ride on interstate highways much out west. I know some states allow it an frankly the speed of cars coming up behind me...
08-05-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,178
Posted By deacon mark

Well I retired at 57 3 years ago from my civil...

Well I retired at 57 3 years ago from my civil job. I am still a permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church so I have that but it requires not specific hours and they vary week to week. I do some sub...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,190
Posted By deacon mark

I weight 169 pounds and 6'! or so was closer to...

I weight 169 pounds and 6'! or so was closer to 6'2" but after 60 years you shrink a bit. I think Bob has a legit question and the answer is really gut in the sense of what do folks. want in general....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,781
Posted By deacon mark

Conti GP5000 is the tire of choice for me nothing...

Conti GP5000 is the tire of choice for me nothing can compare. I used the 4000s and the 5000 are even better. I now use 25mm but used 23mm. I ride on the road and avoid bad roads but I easily get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,206
Posted By deacon mark

I have 2 boxes of Shimano 105 and Ultegra chains...

I have 2 boxes of Shimano 105 and Ultegra chains and they look like this I don't see a difference between this as a fake and the real one. I know the ultegra I have is not a fake and as I said I...
06-16-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,816
Posted By deacon mark

Early morning riders any?

I get a lot kidding from cyclist that follow me on strava about riding early in the morning. I am retired and like to get up early usually by 4am. I have some coffee and pray the breviary ( cleric)...
06-15-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By deacon mark

I am not quite 60 but in July Lord willing. I am...

I am not quite 60 but in July Lord willing. I am retired so I ride many miles but I must say COVID got me out more just because nothing else I had to do or could really go. Myself I ride early in the...
06-15-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,844
Posted By deacon mark

I have a Garmin 645 which is a running watch but...

I have a Garmin 645 which is a running watch but works as a tracker for sleep and HR. It also works for your riding but I use a Garmin 935 for my cycling. I like the 645 I would recommend it because...
05-22-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By deacon mark

At some point you cannot true the wheel and it is...

At some point you cannot true the wheel and it is better to simply get a new wheel. I can say though that a rim that is 2-3 mm out of lateral true is out by my definition and 4 is completely...
05-18-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By deacon mark

I have at least 25000 on my Shimano 105 SPD-sl s...

I have at least 25000 on my Shimano 105 SPD-sl s and they spin fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,591
Posted By deacon mark

Update number 2. Another flat today hit a huge...

Update number 2. Another flat today hit a huge pothole trying to avoid but car was passing me had to keep my line. So a pinch flat I get in a hurry. Stopped pulled the Leyzen Road drive out and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,591
Posted By deacon mark

You got a decent pump but different than my...

You got a decent pump but different than my Lezyne and as you say a frame pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,591
Posted By deacon mark

Hey pump update, I got the Lezyne Road Drive in...

Hey pump update, I got the Lezyne Road Drive in mail today and it is a great pump compared to the garbage thing I had. I tried this out on a deflated tire and easy 100 pumps to around 65-70 psi....
05-05-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,599
Posted By deacon mark

I am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars. I can...

I am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars. I can also build wheels but I would put away thoughts of a guitar tuner helping. If you have a wheel at proper tension spoke plucking can tell you if tension...
04-30-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,111
Posted By deacon mark

I won't come close but bought a Royce Union...

I won't come close but bought a Royce Union sometime in the early 1970's I was around 10 years old. Anyone heard of a Royce Union? I remember it was white and I thought it was so cool. My next real...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By deacon mark

If you can build wheels then you can answer the...

If you can build wheels then you can answer the question. It appears you cannot as need to know the ERD, hub specs, and then you could order new spokes and rim to build. Trust me much cheaper to buy...
04-22-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By deacon mark

I can tell you going all Shimano is the best...

I can tell you going all Shimano is the best option. This combination has the best front shifting and rear I don't care what anyone says. Shimano cranks, cassette, chain, and shifters still is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By deacon mark

Frankly your best best is to simply buy a new set...

Frankly your best best is to simply buy a new set of wheels. To wear a rim out generally means you have put a lot miles on the wheels. I can build wheels and rebuild them but in the end the cheapest...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,573
Posted By deacon mark

\ Actually for me that is not all the difficult...

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Actually for me that is not all the difficult either but I assume that can be bike specific. In my case I repair guitars for a living and they are 100 times more difficult to work on that bikes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,573
Posted By deacon mark

I have a piece of tubing I run through the frame...

I have a piece of tubing I run through the frame with the current cable. Then I pull the cable out and the tubing remains and I thread the new cable in the tubing. Then run the housing it is easy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,833
Posted By deacon mark

Clean bike WD-40.

I am sure I not the only one who does this but over the years I have gone from cleaning with water and mild detergent to WD40. I have titanium bike but I also use if for the CF bike. Typically I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,199
Posted By deacon mark

To me your bike really is close to a real road...

To me your bike really is close to a real road bike but you want to spend $1300 in Zips and more. To me that is just money to burn and you could buy a standard set of AL clinchers that would work as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By deacon mark

Well my Shimano 6800 with BSA thread BB has...

Well my Shimano 6800 with BSA thread BB has 22,000 miles and the cranks spin like a top with no chain. I think I might wait to check on them the worst case scenario is I buy a new BB and and put one...
03-19-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By deacon mark

I crashed on the trainer once no joke. I still...

I crashed on the trainer once no joke. I still don't exactly know what was going on but I starting to really push the pedals and the bike came up out of the trainer and I went right over. I think I...
02-22-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,887
Posted By deacon mark

I think I have the background to give a good run...

I think I have the background to give a good run down. I have been a long distance runner now in my 43 year. I am 59 started running at 17 to stay in shape for baseball as a pitcher in college. I got...
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