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05-14-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,350
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Do what you need to do to keep riding. I'll be 61...

Do what you need to do to keep riding. I'll be 61 soon and I've been riding my old roadie with the exact same seat and handlebar position since the day I bought it in 1986. And I have no problems...
05-04-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,316
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I have a Cinelli 1R on my old roadie from 1986. ...

I have a Cinelli 1R on my old roadie from 1986. I remember having problems with the handlebars (also Cinelli) not staying put after having the bike for about a year. I cranked so hard on the...
05-03-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Heart-rate based training (and even racing for...

Heart-rate based training (and even racing for ultra-distance events) was all the rage in triathlon starting in the late 1980s. I started racing triathlons in 1985 at age 24 and had some success at...
05-03-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 362,029
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Wait! What?!? I once posted a pic of Kathy...

Wait! What?!? I once posted a pic of Kathy Ireland on a bike and the mods deleted it yet they allowed this?!?
Forum: Triathlon
05-03-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By Gonzo Bob

This looks to be the same size as my brother's...

This looks to be the same size as my brother's 650C QR Kilo which is a 53. He is also 5'6". Triathlon bikes often use a "dropped" top tube to get the handlebars lower for a better aero position and...
05-03-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,316
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Cinelli 1R all the way.

Cinelli 1R all the way.
05-03-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Yes. I bought a Team Fuji in 1984 that was spaced...

Yes. I bought a Team Fuji in 1984 that was spaced at 120mm and came with a Suntour New Winner Ultra-6 13-24 freewheel
05-02-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 751
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Yes. An issue you might have getting just...

Yes.

An issue you might have getting just one new cog is mismatch in cog wear. If the old cogs are really worn, the chain might run fine on them but slip or jump on the new cog. And if you get a...
05-02-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 751
Posted By Gonzo Bob

The smallest cog for a non-Dura-Ace Uniglide...

The smallest cog for a non-Dura-Ace Uniglide cassette hub is 12. The smallest cog is also threaded and holds the rest of the cassette on. There is no lock ring for Uniglide. I have two wheels with...
04-18-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I think Dura-Ace was available with SIS in 1985. ...

I think Dura-Ace was available with SIS in 1985. I don't know when the first Shimano freehub/cassette was available but its introduction predates SIS (and for a while both freewheel and cassette...
04-14-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,364
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I bought a road bike via phone order in 1986...

I bought a road bike via phone order in 1986 after I was hit by a car on my previous road bike. Went with phone order because no-one locally carried the bike I wanted. Did lots of math using...
04-08-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I recommend replacing. Sounds like the MF-6207...

I recommend replacing. Sounds like the MF-6207 needs more than just flushing to return it to reliable working order, plus you don't have the correct removal tool.

I'd go with a 7-speed, unless...
04-02-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I think the last time I broke an axle on my old...

I think the last time I broke an axle on my old 6sp FW bike (in 2003) I got a new one from loosescrews.com.
04-02-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I've got a tool that looks exactly like the AWS-5...

I've got a tool that looks exactly like the AWS-5 pictured. Except it says STANLEY U.S.A. and is number NO. 69-218. Bought it in the mid-80s when I started cycling.
03-18-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,644
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I think this answer has already been given, but...

I think this answer has already been given, but my guesses are 1) more stealthy shifting, and 2) more stability while shifting. I have barends on two of my bikes. One is a commuter/tourer often...
03-18-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,940
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I know it...

Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I know it doesn't eliminate the chance of crashing, but have you thought about getting tricycle? I joined a recreational club last year and met a couple of...
03-05-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,100
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Didn't bother loading that suspect spreadsheet. ...

Didn't bother loading that suspect spreadsheet. I'm 60-years old. Am I slower than I was when I was 30? Yes. How much? Haven't bothered to try to objectively measure it. Maybe 2%.
03-05-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,456
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I'm a huge fan of Crank Bros. eggbeaters. I have...

I'm a huge fan of Crank Bros. eggbeaters. I have those pedals on three of my bikes (an old MTB, an old roadie, and an old touring/commuter) and those cleats on two pairs of my cycling shoes (cycling...
03-05-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Ha! I got into cycling in the early 1980s and...

Ha! I got into cycling in the early 1980s and rode a lot into the 1990s and early 2000s. And after about 12 years away, I returned to riding my old bikes in 2020 due to more free time because of...
01-14-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I remember Cycle Goods. 28th and Hennepin in...

I remember Cycle Goods. 28th and Hennepin in Uptown Minneapolis. I got into cycling in the mid 1980's and went there occasionally since I lived pretty close at the time. I can't remember the last...
11-28-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,473
Posted By Gonzo Bob

https://youtu.be/P7GKK3liv8M One thing I...

https://youtu.be/P7GKK3liv8M

One thing I don't think that video got right is how to balance. A rolling riderless bicycle is actually pretty stable due to the design. If the bike starts to lean...
11-08-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,470
Posted By Gonzo Bob

It may or may not be the gloves. Try changing...

It may or may not be the gloves. Try changing hand positions periodically. Maybe every 5 or 10 minutes. Try that with and without gloves, and see what works best.

IMHO, gloves are not needed...
11-05-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,488
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Dude, it's not about right or wrong. It's a...

Dude, it's not about right or wrong. It's a preference. I actually defended you about a week ago when I thought many seemed to be misinterpreting your original post, which I thought was lamenting the...
11-02-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,759
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Didn't you at least ask why? I love my LBS. I...

Didn't you at least ask why? I love my LBS. I have 5 bikes and do 99% of the repair/maintenance myself (a huge part of the joy of cycling for me), but I totally trust my LBS to do the stuff I can't...
11-02-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,059
Posted By Gonzo Bob

My advice is to look into used suspension stems...

My advice is to look into used suspension stems (that's what I did with my old 1988 rigid fork MTB). If you can't find one you like, sell your bike and get a new one.
11-01-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,488
Posted By Gonzo Bob

OMG! Me, too! But a single cog without...

OMG! Me, too! But a single cog without chainring and wheel size info isn't specific enough :). But I assume you mean a 52 or 53 big ring with 700C wheels. I raced triathlons in the mid 1980's...
11-01-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,488
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Did you not read the original post? The question...

Did you not read the original post? The question it posed was "Why get rid of the triple?" Just because you don't need one is not a valid reason to get rid of them.
11-01-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,488
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I don't understand this argument. I run 2x6 on...

I don't understand this argument. I run 2x6 on my old roadie - 53x42 with the freewheel chosen depending on terrain (13-19 to 13-30). I probably ride the 42t chainring around 80% of the time. Why?...
11-01-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,488
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Yeah, I saw that after I posted. Since the thread...

Yeah, I saw that after I posted. Since the thread is primarily about 1x, I thought the post I replied to was, too.
11-01-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,488
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Are you serious? My 3x6 gives wider range *and*...

Are you serious? My 3x6 gives wider range *and* tighter spacing than a 1x12.
11-01-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,488
Posted By Gonzo Bob

So let's eliminate that as a choice for everyone.

So let's eliminate that as a choice for everyone.
10-29-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,573
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I second those cheers! I've have a good year...

I second those cheers!

I've have a good year of riding, too. After a decade off (2010 to 2019), I returned to riding and rode 33 times for 33.6 hours in 2020. This year (so far) I have 60 rides...
10-27-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,488
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Yeah, I agree. But it's not because 1x has...

Yeah, I agree. But it's not because 1x has technical superiority. It's because triples are seen as wimpy just like 650C wheels are seen as wimpy, so it's all about perception.
10-27-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,488
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Couldn't get multiquote to work but I agree with...

Couldn't get multiquote to work but I agree with gringomojado that it is about cycling "fads" and fashion.
10-27-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,488
Posted By Gonzo Bob

That's not what he said.

That's not what he said.
10-27-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,488
Posted By Gonzo Bob

There's probably more profit in 1x gearing :)

There's probably more profit in 1x gearing :)
10-26-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 21,171
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I am sure they can. The 650C triathlon bikes with...

I am sure they can. The 650C triathlon bikes with 55t and 56t big rings use(d) regular road components. The big issue would be if you can raise your front derailer enough. I think it needs to be...
10-26-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,520
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Cool. The 13t from the original 12-22 probably...

Cool. The 13t from the original 12-22 probably has a built-in spacer but the 14t probably does not. So you may be short a spacer when making your 13-21.
10-25-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 21,171
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Hey, livedarklions - I'd actually like to see how...

Hey, livedarklions - I'd actually like to see how you gear your bike(s) (I thought that's what this thread was about). For example, do you put on a 55t or 56t big ring (like were used on 650C wheeled...
10-24-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,520
Posted By Gonzo Bob

So what is that, a 12-23 7-speed? And you want...

So what is that, a 12-23 7-speed? And you want 13-21 7-speed? You might be able to find the needed Uniglide cassette cogs to make a 13-21 at loosescrews.com. Just make sure the 13 threaded is NOT...
10-23-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 704,370
Posted By Gonzo Bob

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20211023_163534_5f249aab6b39d93c8fd0fc25ce84a5b9a8037c6e.jpg
Do you think my saddle is too high? The black one ... on the stick :)
10-22-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,153
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Reminds me of that classic Mitch Hedberg...

Reminds me of that classic Mitch Hedberg observation that "every picture of you is when you were younger." RIP, Mitch.
10-22-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 21,171
Posted By Gonzo Bob

And the thread diverges... My gearing...

And the thread diverges...

My gearing preferences for my home terrain (flat to gently rolling with some short, steep every now and then) and my riding style:

Roadie (700x23): 53x42 with a...
10-21-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,384
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Sounds like a case of upgrade-itis to me. If...

Sounds like a case of upgrade-itis to me. If stuff is broken or worn out, then upgrading makes sense. If it is still working OK, "upgrading" doesn't make sense to me. Certainly not with the...
10-21-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,351
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I know all about warming up as I've been involved...

I know all about warming up as I've been involved in endurance sports competition for over 45 years now. But the burning sensation in the lungs is new this year. Maybe it's normal aging. Maybe I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,261
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I've also noticed the narrow range with my Tifosi...

I've also noticed the narrow range with my Tifosi polarized fototecs. Excellent for sunny or cloudy bright conditions on the road, but they don't lighten up enough for riding through dark woods or...
10-21-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,351
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Thanks to everyone who responded in this thread. ...

Thanks to everyone who responded in this thread.

I'm 60. Been riding for a long time but not much at all from 2010-2019. Got back on the bikes last year with the extra free time afforded by not...
10-19-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,568
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Those are my road bike speeds. MTB is about 1mph...

Those are my road bike speeds. MTB is about 1mph slower and even more if I include singletrack. The vast majority of the MUP I ride is paved. There are some crushed limestone trails near me but most...
10-17-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,568
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Between 13 and 18 mph. Heavily dependent on how...

Between 13 and 18 mph. Heavily dependent on how much MUP I have in the ride (generally, the more MUP, the slower the average), the weather, and if I'm including any hard efforts in the ride.
10-17-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,525
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Probably about every two hours as I usually carry...

Probably about every two hours as I usually carry two 24oz water bottles and drink about one per hour. However, earlier this year I rode a 28-mile ride and had to stop at 15 miles because I had...
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