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10-07-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By papaki72

I had the tension all the way down to its lowest....

I had the tension all the way down to its lowest. I did another trick. I got myself a pair of Speedplay Comp pedals. :) The difference is huge! Dual sided, no fuss trying to get the right side up,...
10-05-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By papaki72

Most likely I will. Yesterday I had to go through...

Most likely I will. Yesterday I had to go through some heavy traffic and the fear of failing among it took all the fun away.
10-02-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By papaki72

I wish I knew this before. I didn't know such...

I wish I knew this before. I didn't know such pedals existed! :( But it is o.k. I am getting the hang of it. A bit slower starting/stopping for now until clipping/unclipping becomes sort of a second...
10-02-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By papaki72

After using flat pedals for about five years, the...

After using flat pedals for about five years, the SPD SL pedals scare me a lot. It takes a few not to loose it when you missed the clip side of the pedal. But other than that I go faster now with a...
09-30-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By papaki72

And here I am with a pair of Shimano R550 pedals....

And here I am with a pair of Shimano R550 pedals. First tryout was a nightmare. I fell quite a few times trying to stop. Should I lower the saddle so that I can touch the road with my toe without...
09-21-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By papaki72

I had also a look at the Speedplays and Time...

I had also a look at the Speedplays and Time pedals, but especially Speedplays are more expensive. How much time does it takes for one to get used to clipless pedals?
09-20-22, 03:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By papaki72

Clipless pedals for first time: Look Keo 2 Max, or Shimano PD-R550

I am about to get clipless pedals on my road bike for the first time in my life (at the age of 50, better late than never). Looking for a budget pair of clipless pedals, I narrowed down my selection...
08-10-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By papaki72

Road cycling and aci reflux

For the fist time in my life, just about the beginning of this summer, my throat is dead dry after a 45min ride and I started having acid reflux to the point where the soreness in my throat led to...
07-12-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By papaki72

I have exactly the same issues. My neck has a...

I have exactly the same issues. My neck has a high curvature causing me a whole lot of pain and problems. Besides getting a bicycle that covers my size best and fitting it to me, I regularly work out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By papaki72

Fixed that by fine tunning of the tension by...

Fixed that by fine tunning of the tension by turning the barrel enough to clear less than a mm on the front-outer plate of the derailleur and the chain. Rubbing is now gone! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By papaki72

Chain rubbing on derailleur at trim possition

The Shimano Sora 2x front derailleur on my bike, rubs the chain at its front. How do I fix that. My bicycle has just 150Km. Could that be the tension of the cables?
03-06-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By papaki72

Indeed, computer does not harm. But...

Indeed, computer does not harm. But unfortunately, I must spend quite some time in front of it at the office. I always try to steal some time from it and spend it on a high paced walk.
03-06-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By papaki72

Would it be possible that my profession, working...

Would it be possible that my profession, working on a computer, could be the exclusive source of the problem plus age (47)? Another thing I noticed is that when try some weight training I get pain on...
03-05-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By papaki72

Yes we are talking about shoulders neck and upper...

Yes we are talking about shoulders neck and upper back. In the bicycle I had I was falling to the flatbars so hard that sometimes after 40km I could not eve shift speeds. It was a large frame size...
03-05-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By papaki72

Road bikes and cervical syndrome

Since last spring, being a programmer at work and riding quite a lot an oversized flat bar fitness bicycle, I developed cervical syndrome. Last summer I had excessive pain and numbness in hands along...
Replies: 52
Views: 18,176
Posted By papaki72

Sorry for responding late. It proved to be Neck...

Sorry for responding late. It proved to be Neck Syndrome with C8-T1 radiculopathy affecting both hands with effects similar to ulnar entrapment, tennis elbow.
Now the pain on my neck is so severe...
Replies: 52
Views: 18,176
Posted By papaki72

I started with daily rides of 20Km and 80Km on...

I started with daily rides of 20Km and 80Km on weekends. In a month, I had intense pain in the elbows and pain in the two last finders along with pain in the palm on that side. I had carpal tunnel...
Replies: 52
Views: 18,176
Posted By papaki72

I thought that this damn thing in one month would...

I thought that this damn thing in one month would be over, but it seems that by just using anti-inflammatory drugs it will take quite a while longer. :(
Replies: 52
Views: 18,176
Posted By papaki72

Cubital syndrome hit me too. After the last long...

Cubital syndrome hit me too. After the last long rides a month ago, I started having pain in the elbows and numbness in the last two fingers on both hands. Currently, I take an anti-inflamatory drug...
07-09-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
Posted By papaki72

Shimano Claris 3x8 shifters with Claris 2x8 drivetrain

I have a fitness bike with a flat bar and Claris 2x8 shifters and drive train on it. I would like to convert it to a road bike by swapping the handle bar and its shifters with another one that comes...
07-07-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,634
Posted By papaki72

I will post photos as soon as get back home.

I will post photos as soon as get back home.
07-06-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,634
Posted By papaki72

Do you remember how long it took you to get back...

Do you remember how long it took you to get back to "abuse" your hands? Is that normal getting so much pain with just 30-40 Kms? For sure after two and a half moths my hands are a lot better, but...
07-06-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,634
Posted By papaki72

Unhappy Cycling after Carpal Tunnel Syndrome operation

It has been two months since I had my right hand operated for carpal tunnel syndrome. Gradually I am trying to get back to cycling and I get pain to my elbow, my inner wrist and a bit of it on my...
12-20-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By papaki72

I was about to start sanding down the seam of the...

I was about to start sanding down the seam of the rim and I discovered that the right brake pad was not at the center of the width of the rim. I have re-adjusted it and all vibrations are now gone....
12-19-17, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By papaki72

It is a road bike, a Whistle Modoc Claris...

It is a road bike, a Whistle Modoc Claris (http://catalogo.whistlebikes.com/road/51-96-modoc-flat-bar-claris.html#/49-colore-black_neon_green_matt/77-dimensione-28/81-modello-unisex) flat bar. The...
12-19-17, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By papaki72

It is a two month old bicycle with no more than...

It is a two month old bicycle with no more than 600 Km on it.

I have also tried the wheel the other way around and it gets worse as the pad traces the rim from a low plane to a higher one.
12-18-17, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By papaki72

So other than just being annoyed by the uneven...

So other than just being annoyed by the uneven (by not much) breaking, I should not be worried much, am I right? Flipping the wheel so that I get the pads ride over the seam easier does it also mean...
12-17-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By papaki72

Seam of the front rim causing vibrations when braking

The seam of the front rim is felt when braking hard at relatively high speeds. How likely is it to cause any damage to the front caliper brakes other than wearing out the pads? It is not felt hard,...
12-17-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By papaki72

Absolutely correct! I was wondering if more space...

Absolutely correct! I was wondering if more space that it is supposed to need would do any harm. I am new into racing bicycles (into bicycles actually) and still in the process of learning how they...
12-17-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By papaki72

Thanks so much Andy. Since there are no...

Thanks so much Andy.
Since there are no problems shifting and the chain does not travel beyond the largest chainring, should I leave it as it is?
It looks like there are 5mm or more clearance on...
12-17-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By papaki72

Adjustment of front derailleur after service

I have noticed that after the first service of my road bike the Shimano Claris front derailleur, when the chain sits on the large front chainring and at the smallest cog on the rear, the clearance on...
Forum: Introductions
10-13-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By papaki72

Hello from Greece

Greetings from Greece everyone from a guy that had a sloppy entry into the cycling world by accidentally buying a ladies (didn't know that :) ) trekking bike, but swiftly changing it to a flat bar...
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