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06-20-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,204
Posted By Wileyrat

My primary roadie is black, and my primary mtn...

My primary roadie is black, and my primary mtn bike is red.

I have others.
06-20-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,669
Posted By Wileyrat

Yup. But you have to want to. Just take it...

Yup. But you have to want to.

Just take it easy, and pick a route with less challenging terrain.
06-19-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,888
Posted By Wileyrat

I try not to. When the subject comes up it...

I try not to.

When the subject comes up it usually turns into everyone telling me their stories about why cyclists are jerks.

Today I had to explain to a few of them that yes we can ride right...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,380
Posted By Wileyrat

New Sram shift cables, housings, and Arundel...

New Sram shift cables, housings, and Arundel Gecko bar tape.

I blew my front derailleur cable out of it's 6 month old Jagwire housing Saturday, so it's back to Sram.
06-16-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Wileyrat

It would serve most of the riders out there well...

It would serve most of the riders out there well for as long as it stays mechanically sound.

If you're looking for a higher end bike down the road, you could upgrade the drivetrain to Tiagra or...
06-15-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,164
Posted By Wileyrat

Beet root capsules and a Kroger powered energy...

Beet root capsules and a Kroger powered energy drink mix.
06-14-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By Wileyrat

Tomorrow I have stuff to do around the house, on...

Tomorrow I have stuff to do around the house, on Sunday I'll put 45-55 miles on the roadie unless the mtn bike speaks louder than the road bike does.
06-13-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,418
Posted By Wileyrat

I don't care if someone rides a 10k bike. I've...

I don't care if someone rides a 10k bike. I've conversed with several owners of 10k bikes, and ridden with a few (they're just people that like to ride). I don't care if people think I spent too much...
06-12-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,988
Posted By Wileyrat

To the original question.....Short answer is no. ...

To the original question.....Short answer is no.

In the early 70's I saved up paper route money and bought my first lbs bike, a Coventry Eagle on sale for 150 that I was fond of, but it was a yr...
06-07-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,967
Posted By Wileyrat

If you don't want to spend 10 grand on a...

If you don't want to spend 10 grand on a bike..... Don't. Pretty simple, huh.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,835
Posted By Wileyrat

For the last few years, the roads around my house...

For the last few years, the roads around my house deteriorated to the point that I didn't feel safe riding them, so transporting my bike was my only option. They have recently completed repaving and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Wileyrat

I had some wrist pain all of a sudden last...

I had some wrist pain all of a sudden last winter. I mentioned it to my wife, and she asked "what have you changed on your bike?" . It turned out I had turned my brake hoods in a bit more to see what...
06-02-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,347
Posted By Wileyrat

All I can say is I'm very fortunate my wife...

All I can say is I'm very fortunate my wife supports my riding. In fact, the last time I was was off the bike for a long time, it was my wife that encouraged me to get back into riding.

She may...
06-02-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Wileyrat

Can't add anything to that, other than reiterate...

Can't add anything to that, other than reiterate how much you won't save having a shop transfer parts to a new frame.

If that's the direction you still want to go, you can learn pretty much...
06-01-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,653
Posted By Wileyrat

Camelbak Podium Chill

Camelbak Podium Chill
05-28-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,581
Posted By Wileyrat

My last crash involved lots of road rash and a...

My last crash involved lots of road rash and a very sore lower back. I was off work for 3 days (doctors orders ), and off the bike for 2 weeks.

That's been my only bike incident that my wife made...
05-27-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 70,975
Posted By Wileyrat

I messed up my back last week working on the...

I messed up my back last week working on the house, but I took the mtn bike out for a trail ride today.

I cut it short for the sake of my sore back, but it was enjoyable anyway. Probably a whoppin...
05-27-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By Wileyrat

Well, since it sounds like you have bottom...

Well, since it sounds like you have bottom bracket issues, and you could've got a new one for under 400 bucks......

Only you can decide if it's worth it or not.
05-27-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,998
Posted By Wileyrat

I don't know what this "ban" is really all about,...

I don't know what this "ban" is really all about, other than enforcing manufacturers suggested pricing to keep off shore products from under pricing the locals.

I only have one bike with Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By Wileyrat

Welcome! And do something about that stem...

Welcome!

And do something about that stem sticking straight up in the air.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By Wileyrat

Honestly, on the weekend, anything that sounds...

Honestly, on the weekend, anything that sounds good. Pizza comes to mind usually. I save the healthy eating and muscle building diet for the weight and cardio days at the gym, or my weekday rides....
05-27-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,968
Posted By Wileyrat

Congrats! Now go take it out and ride it...

Congrats!

Now go take it out and ride it like you stole it.:thumb:
05-27-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,437
Posted By Wileyrat

I don't think anyone is disputing your claims are...

I don't think anyone is disputing your claims are discussing bikes at the price point you're using for an example. Yeah, at that price point bikes are all pretty much the same.

Start looking at...
05-26-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,437
Posted By Wileyrat

So you really believe that the big brands that...

So you really believe that the big brands that have their higher end frames made for them have no input on the design? Whatever.

Nice rant though.
05-26-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,646
Posted By Wileyrat

Wow, a meltdown after two days.....You won't be...

Wow, a meltdown after two days.....You won't be missed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By Wileyrat

Living in Tucson, I go for big ventilation. My...

Living in Tucson, I go for big ventilation. My current helmet is an LG Quartz II.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,537
Posted By Wileyrat

Been there, done that....To a new CF bike on it's...

Been there, done that....To a new CF bike on it's maiden voyage....At a stop light with lots of onlookers.

Not my finest moment. All that happened to the bike was a tiny scratch to the right brake...
05-25-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,612
Posted By Wileyrat

Working on the house today. I'm going to try to...

Working on the house today. I'm going to try to get a morning ride in Tomorrow before it's back to working on the house.

Monday will be my work on my truck day.
05-25-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,437
Posted By Wileyrat

Not really, but Pinarello is still Italian and...

Not really, but Pinarello is still Italian and Ridley is still Belgian, despite their frames being made in another country.

That was the point I was trying to make.
05-25-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,620
Posted By Wileyrat

Squirt a little Dawn dishwashing soap on the...

Squirt a little Dawn dishwashing soap on the stain and rub it in, and then presoak with Shout for good measure.

Cross your fingers.
05-25-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,437
Posted By Wileyrat

In todays market, I'd say who and where the frame...

In todays market, I'd say who and where the frame is designed is more important than the location of manufacture. Any respectable manufacturer can put out a quality product, as long as it's a quality...
05-25-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,437
Posted By Wileyrat

Well..... The only "USA" bike I own is an...

Well.....

The only "USA" bike I own is an old Trek 850, but I suspect when you look at the components, most of the OP's bikes weren't manufactured in the US either.

FWIW, I'd like very much to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,377
Posted By Wileyrat

I agree with the white tape and saddle. I'd go...

I agree with the white tape and saddle. I'd go with white housings too.
05-22-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,409
Posted By Wileyrat

1/2 cup quick oats mixed with vegan chocolate...

1/2 cup quick oats mixed with vegan chocolate protein powder is my go to ride breakfast.
05-22-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,833
Posted By Wileyrat

Type 2 here also. I'm on 2,000 milligrams of...

Type 2 here also.

I'm on 2,000 milligrams of Metformin a day. So far no insulin or nerve issues. I try to eat plant based as much as possible (with varying degrees of success), go to the gym to...
05-21-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,410
Posted By Wileyrat

My climbing style strongly resembles peanut...

My climbing style strongly resembles peanut butter flowing uphill.

When I look at my numbers...I don't look at my numbers.
05-20-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By Wileyrat

When I was younger, I used to ride myself back...

When I was younger, I used to ride myself back into shape each spring on a Trek 850 rigid frame mtn bike. I put roadish tires on it, and would go until I was strong enough to get back on my Team Fuji...
05-19-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,146
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks! Hope it all works out for you too. ...

Thanks! Hope it all works out for you too.

I'm on 2,000 mgs of Metformin, and a couple of bp meds. I also leave the bbq places alone, but I struggle with pizza.
Replies: 17
Views: 9,280
Posted By Wileyrat

When I was a kid, I'd jam my heel against the...

When I was a kid, I'd jam my heel against the back tire, it worked.

Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, I did that same thing accidentally a few yrs ago. My heel locked my back tire up,...
05-19-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,146
Posted By Wileyrat

60 yr old type 2 diabetic. My doctor...

60 yr old type 2 diabetic.

My doctor considers me his best diabetic patient. I do that by working out 5-6 times a week, split between cardio ( cycling, hiking, gym cardio) and weights.

I 'd...
05-19-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,500
Posted By Wileyrat

I ride road and mtn, and for every one of these...

I ride road and mtn, and for every one of these stories I see I can match them exponentially with my experiences dealing with hikers/ walkers.

The only group of path users I haven't had an issue...
05-13-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Wileyrat

I thought about the 11x46 idea, but didn't find...

I thought about the 11x46 idea, but didn't find anything in a short search. My thinking now is if I never use the 50, oh well, but if I need the fifty and was too cheap to go for it, I will not be...
05-13-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Wileyrat

11x42 and 11x50 cassette with a 32 chainring, the...

11x42 and 11x50 cassette with a 32 chainring, the cassettes are the same spacing until the 50. Right now I'm on a 11x36 10sp Deore with a triple, and I never go off my middle ring, which is 34.

I...
05-12-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Wileyrat

Quick question....Sram NX 11 or 12?

I'm looking at a couple of Bikes Direct hardtails and my decision has come down to a Sram NX 11sp vs NX Eagle 12sp for a hundred bucks more. I do a lot of flatish desert riding, and just don't bother...
05-12-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,460
Posted By Wileyrat

I think as you get older, you care more about...

I think as you get older, you care more about what's import to you, and you start to care less about the stuff that isn't, along with the things you have no control over anyway.

When I find I'm...
05-12-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By Wileyrat

My 83 Team Fuji came new with Suntour...

My 83 Team Fuji came new with Suntour derailleurs, a Sugino crankset, and Gran Comp brakes, so I don't think having a complete groupset was ever a big deal except on high end stuff.

My CF Ridley...
05-09-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By Wileyrat

Yeah, they are. Both shorts and liners. If I...

Yeah, they are. Both shorts and liners.

If I could get PI Attack shorts at darn near half price, I'd have a drawer full.
05-08-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,821
Posted By Wileyrat

Clif Peanut Toffee Buzz. A Clif bar with a cup of...

Clif Peanut Toffee Buzz. A Clif bar with a cup of joe worth of caffeine.

I also carry a bag of Skittles in case I need a quicker sugar boost.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,312
Posted By Wileyrat

My phone is on perpetual do not disturb for all...

My phone is on perpetual do not disturb for all except my wife and daughter, and they're not going to bother me on a ride unless it's important.

I carry my phone while I ride for my gps program,...
05-05-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,495
Posted By Wileyrat

The second newest bike I own is 7 yrs old. My...

The second newest bike I own is 7 yrs old. My oldest bike I bought new in 84.

I ride my road bikes a lot longer than mtn bikes, that 7yr old bike I mentioned is a mtn bike, and I'm considering a...
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