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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,517
Posted By Rons

I run Latex tubes and Conti 5000. Great...

I run Latex tubes and Conti 5000. Great combination. It is my everyday set up. Just take a little time installing them. Make sure you can't see any pink as you seat the tire. also good to talc...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Rons

Put on some velox cloth tape. The rim strip on...

Put on some velox cloth tape. The rim strip on there looked good but changed just in case.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Rons

Bad Vittoria batch

I think I've gotten a bad batch of Vittoria tubes. I've ran Vittoria latex tubes for 3 years with very few problems but lately I've had several problems with new tubes.. I run 700x28 tires, what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,045
Posted By Rons

I bought a Domane sl6 last year and it is the...

I bought a Domane sl6 last year and it is the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden. Have conti 4000 28c with latex tubes on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By Rons

19-24 latex tubes with 700x28 tires

Is anyone running the smaller (20-23) latex tubes with the wider tires. I have wider rims and run 700x28 conti tires. I read somewhere that you shouldn't use the smaller latex tubes with the wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Rons

Michelin Latex tubes with wide rims and 700 x28c tires

Anyone out there running Michelin Latex tubes with a 700x28c tire. I've ran the bigger vittoria latex tubes for a year no real problems. For some reason not many people stocking the vittoria's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Rons

That might work. Thanks

That might work. Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Rons

Pump won't fit on new carbon frame

I have a specialized air tool pump with the bracket that fits behind the bottle cage. I just got a new carbon domane and the pump rubs the frame. Does anyone know of a frame pump with bottle cage...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rons

I weigh 200 and have a set of Boyd Altamonts. ...

I weigh 200 and have a set of Boyd Altamonts. They are a great wheel set at half the cost of your budget. You could splurge and go with their ceramic altamonts or switch to White Industries hubs on...
Replies: 14
Views: 5,324
Posted By Rons

Cue sheet holder

I'm riding a club series this year that doesn't mark the routes. What do you folks use for a cue sheet holder? Thanks for the time.
Replies: 10
Views: 4,389
Posted By Rons

I know that Garmin elevation corrector doesn't...

I know that Garmin elevation corrector doesn't account for overpasses and small hills. I feel like my edge with the elevation correction turned off on the connect page is more accurate.
12-07-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,129
Posted By Rons

Also try hand washing the strap. Don't forget to...

Also try hand washing the strap. Don't forget to take the transmitter off. Usually not washing the strap results in drop outs but I have had spikes that went away when I rinsed the strap. 99% it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,814
Posted By Rons

Buy a good floor pump with a gauge. Then make...

Buy a good floor pump with a gauge. Then make sure you pump them to the wanted pressure every ride. I weigh 210 and I usually run 95 in the front and the back. I run 25's just because I think they...
08-14-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By Rons

Combination of bumping up the mileage and...

Combination of bumping up the mileage and possibly being dehydrated will bring on a UTI in my experience. Might want to back off on the saddle time for a little bit and really concentrate on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By Rons

I've found with my Brooks saddle I need the nose...

I've found with my Brooks saddle I need the nose up just a touch.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By Rons

Rol Volant RT

Is anyone here using the Rol Volant R/T wheels. I'm thinking of upgrading and would like to have comments from someone riding Rol wheels. Thank you.
07-17-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 792
Posted By Rons

Rol Volant RT

Anyone here running the Rol Volant R/T wheels. I've been thinking of upgrading and would like someone who has used Rol wheels to comment on them. Thanks
07-06-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,966
Posted By Rons

I have 105 derailleurs and shifters. It has...

I have 105 derailleurs and shifters. It has never shifted real good going to the bigger cogs on the cassette. The smaller cogs it shifts good. I backed out the B tension screw a very little bit...
06-28-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By Rons

Good % body fat scale that won't break the bank

I'm looking for a good body fat scale that is reasonably priced. Does anyone have suggestions. Thanks for any feedback.
06-12-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Rons

Ok I'll tell him I'm on to him and that is...

Ok I'll tell him I'm on to him and that is straight from the Boss
06-12-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Rons

That sounds like good advice. Also I think the...

That sounds like good advice. Also I think the shop had some Chain-L the last time I was in there. I might just try it out. Thanks all for the info.
06-12-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Rons

The chain has probably 500 miles at most. I'm...

The chain has probably 500 miles at most. I'm guessing that those two cogs are the ones I use the most. I think the 19 and 21 get the hardest use because I use them the most when on the hills. I...
06-12-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Rons

Noisy chain on cogs 14 and 19

I have a C-5700 Shimano 10 speed cassette with probably 3k miles on it. The chain is really noisy on cog 14 & 19 like it needs to shift. I have messed with the barrel adjuster but it doesn't solve...
05-26-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,609
Posted By Rons

Thanks for all of the input. I ended up ordering...

Thanks for all of the input. I ended up ordering a wippermann connex link and a SRAM chain.
05-24-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,609
Posted By Rons

Chain ?

Is there a problem running a SRAM or KMC chain with Shimano derailleurs? The shimano chains are a little higher in price and don't seem to wear well. I like the idea of getting the SRAM 10 speed...
04-03-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,959
Posted By Rons

I just replaced my chain and it had probably 2400...

I just replaced my chain and it had probably 2400 miles. I measured it and it was just past the sixteenth measurement that signals time to replace. The bike shop had a park chain measurement tool...
04-02-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,080
Posted By Rons

I have an Edge 500 and really like it. I have...

I have an Edge 500 and really like it. I have the bundle and really like the heart monitor. It gives you an accurate calorie burn and I think it helps me ride a little harder. Is it necessary,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,846
Posted By Rons

Open Pro Rims and Mavic Hubs

Is anyone running Mavic Open Pro rims with Mavic hubs? My LBS mentioned he sells this combo already pre-built . I didn't get too far into the conversation but was wondering what kind of price and...
02-12-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,915
Posted By Rons

Crap now I'm afraid to fly again.

Crap now I'm afraid to fly again.
02-07-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,007
Posted By Rons

Heart Rate Monitors

I'm just curious what heart rate monitor everyone is using. I've been thinking about getting one more just to see what my heart rate does on the long rides than really training with it. I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,908
Posted By Rons

If you are getting numbness it is probably more...

If you are getting numbness it is probably more to do with your set up than the saddle. You maybe stretched out too much and putting pressure in the wrong spot.
01-16-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,302
Posted By Rons

A year ago my BP was running around 130/88...

A year ago my BP was running around 130/88 average. I quit lifting wts competively and starting walking and cycling. My weight and BP came down quite a bit but last September for some reason it...
01-16-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By Rons

I want what I don't have. I bought a new year...

I want what I don't have. I bought a new year old Sectuer Comp last summer. It is a very nice bike. Now I dream of carbon. Buy the bike, ride it and love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By Rons

You can't go wrong with Cat Eye. Reasonable...

You can't go wrong with Cat Eye. Reasonable price and very dependable.
12-28-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,738
Posted By Rons

3283 Bike 670 Walking 2014 Goals Less work,...

3283 Bike 670 Walking
2014 Goals Less work, more bike and walk the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By Rons

Orbea makes a great bike. One item though on...

Orbea makes a great bike. One item though on many of the Orbeas there is only clearance to run 700x23c tires. To most people though this isn't an issue.
12-24-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,178
Posted By Rons

Cold weather gloves

I've been riding some in the cold weather. Once it gets in the 20 degree range I can't keep my hands warm. Do any of you have suggestions for some good winter gloves? I've tried several...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By Rons

I bought the same bike this summer for $1350. It...

I bought the same bike this summer for $1350. It is a great bike but I think the shop will come down a little more.
08-03-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,435
Posted By Rons

It was pretty hot that day. I drank quite a bit...

It was pretty hot that day. I drank quite a bit but I will force myself to drink more on the longer rides. Thank you for the information.
08-03-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,435
Posted By Rons

Blood pressure after riding

I just finished reading the heart rate recovery thread. I don't use a heart rate monitor but have thought about getting one. I did take my blood pressure the other day after a 50 mile ride. It was...
08-03-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Rons

Thanks guys. I suspected this but wasn't sure. ...

Thanks guys. I suspected this but wasn't sure. It feels good when pedaling.
08-03-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Rons

Shimano 105 crank question

I have a 2012 Shimano 105 crank with about 500 miles on it. I'm just getting back into cycling. With the chain off the old Campy and Shimano cranks would spin forever. This crank is pretty tight...
07-10-13, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Rons

Stapfam, I switched my Brooks B-17 with about...

Stapfam, I switched my Brooks B-17 with about 1000 miles on it over to the new bike. It is only a metric ( 62 ) century. I haven't rode 100 in one day since back in the 90's but might try it this...
07-09-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Rons

Shoot I am old. Thus the syntax

Shoot I am old. Thus the syntax
07-09-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Rons

New Bike

I just traded my Orbea Aqua for a new 2012 Secteur Comp with 105 gears. Since it was an old model I got a real bargain. I plan on breaking it in with a metric century this Sunday.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,791
Posted By Rons

I just changed a back tire that was a Vittorio...

I just changed a back tire that was a Vittorio Zaffiro. 1650 miles and no flats. I replaced it with a Conti ultra sport for $20. I'm pretty sure I'll be buying more of the $15 Zaffiros.
06-25-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Rons

Artmo is 100% correct but I like to use the urine...

Artmo is 100% correct but I like to use the urine as a general guide because in the past I quit hydrating too soon and that delayed my recovery quite a bit. This was a good thread with the hot...
06-24-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Rons

Keep drinking until your urine is clear. ...

Keep drinking until your urine is clear. Personally I like to hydrate over a period of hours at a moderate pace. When I've woke up thirsty in the night like you were describing I always figured I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,844
Posted By Rons

Thanks all. I think I'm going to try under the...

Thanks all. I think I'm going to try under the top tube. This is where I always had it on my old bikes. The new bikes all have those v shaped tubes for the top tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,844
Posted By Rons

Frame Pump with 2 water bottle cages

I'm currently using one water bottle cage and a full size frame pump. With hot weather here I need to go with 2 water bottles. What is the best set up to still have a frame pump mounted and 2...
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