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Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,552
Posted By jackb

My wife and I both have 2018 Domanes, hers with...

My wife and I both have 2018 Domanes, hers with Paradigm wheels mine with TLR. All this talk about cracked wheel sent me out to the garage to check the wheels on our bikes. Happy to report no...
08-13-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,719
Posted By jackb

Iím 74 and retired. I ride 20-25 miles every...

Iím 74 and retired. I ride 20-25 miles every other day, weather permitting.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,795
Posted By jackb

What? Some company lying in their ads. Hard to...

What? Some company lying in their ads. Hard to believe!
07-19-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,547
Posted By jackb

I recently bought a 2022 Checkpoint SL5 with 40...

I recently bought a 2022 Checkpoint SL5 with 40 mm tires. I have a 2018 Domane SL 5 Disc with 32 mm tires. The difference is amazing. While I continue to ride both bikes, it's clear to me that for...
07-19-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,547
Posted By jackb

I accept your personal experience, but because...

I accept your personal experience, but because you personally don't like a bike doesn't mean it is garbage. I've owned steel, aluminum, aluminum-carbon mix, and carbon. I've enjoyed riding all of...
07-01-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,191
Posted By jackb

Whatever the so-called advantages of electronic...

Whatever the so-called advantages of electronic shifting, the reason for it is two-fold. Americans love newness accompanied by convenience. I'm sure that electronic shifting is sure and efficient,...
06-30-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By jackb

Cyclists generally buy what the industry offers,...

Cyclists generally buy what the industry offers, like it or not. I would like to see a backlash of sorts by some manufacturers sticking to tried and true components and materials. I know that some...
06-01-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By jackb

Incredible! My hearty compliments. Keep up the...

Incredible! My hearty compliments. Keep up the good work.
05-02-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,359
Posted By jackb

People who design products need something to do...

People who design products need something to do all day, so they work on new designs whether or not those designs are needed or not. As a result, our daily lives have become ever more complicated. ...
04-13-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,359
Posted By jackb

I'm open to new technology, but the bottom line...

I'm open to new technology, but the bottom line for me is whether a new development is really necessary and whether or not it is easy to repair. I like disc brakes well enough, though I never had...
04-13-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,193
Posted By jackb

The emphasis on going fast on bicycles has driven...

The emphasis on going fast on bicycles has driven me nuts most of my cycling life, and that's a good fifty years. I simply don't understand riding as fast as you can for twenty or thirty miles. If...
08-18-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,930
Posted By jackb

Cycling for speed is a specific form of cycling. ...

Cycling for speed is a specific form of cycling. I've never understood the need for speed. Other outdoor activities don't emphasize speed. I hike, but hiking fast is not a goal in the hiking...
07-28-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,854
Posted By jackb

Whatever the length of the ride, the ride will be...

Whatever the length of the ride, the ride will be good for your health. I'm not convinced that riding 30 miles regularly is better for your physical condition and overall health than riding 20...
07-20-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,387
Posted By jackb

I've been cycling for 45 years and have never had...

I've been cycling for 45 years and have never had to replace a cable. Keep your bikes dry and properly lubricated to reduce the chances of a broken cable.
07-03-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,132
Posted By jackb

The driving force in the bicycle industry is to...

The driving force in the bicycle industry is to make cyclists buy more bicycles and associated gear in order to make more money. The innovations in bike technology have been for the most part good,...
06-26-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,588
Posted By jackb

I generally stop, straddle the bike, take the lid...

I generally stop, straddle the bike, take the lid off my water bottle, drink, then look around for a minute. Safe and pleasurable, but obviously not for racers.
06-18-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By jackb

I bought a Kuat Sherpa last month. This hitch...

I bought a Kuat Sherpa last month. This hitch rack is so easy to use and works so well that I wonder why it took me so long to buy it. I used to use a Yakima on which the bikes hung by the top...
05-06-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,744
Posted By jackb

When in doubt, always buy the bike. You'll love...

When in doubt, always buy the bike. You'll love it.
11-10-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,732
Posted By jackb

I did not say that people in their 70's should...

I did not say that people in their 70's should not be using clipless. Please go back and reread my posts. As for leaving it at that, that is precisely what I said: "If you are an older rider and...
11-09-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,732
Posted By jackb

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to...

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to do with almost all elements of cycling. As the OP pointed out, he is having a little trouble unclipping now that he is older. I understand...
11-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,732
Posted By jackb

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding...

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding with clipless? Of course, if you race you might want maximum power and a more secure connection to the pedals when sprinting, but how many non-racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,577
Posted By jackb

Get whichever bike you like the most. You won't...

Get whichever bike you like the most. You won't notice any differences in the bikes once you own one because you won't be riding the others. The bike you buy will work fine.
07-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 23,548
Posted By jackb

As usual with such questions on this forum, the...

As usual with such questions on this forum, the gear choice really comes down to personal preference. Nothing wrong with that, and it's good to hear all the various views.
07-02-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,991
Posted By jackb

So based on the responses in this thread, there...

So based on the responses in this thread, there is no evidence that CF frames fail catastrophically unless involved in a crash or subjected to some other external force.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,819
Posted By jackb

I think I got my first bike when I was around...

I think I got my first bike when I was around seven. Been cycling ever since. I'm now 72.
06-09-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 24,257
Posted By jackb

I once hit just above 50mph, but that was twenty...

I once hit just above 50mph, but that was twenty years ago. Now I'm too scared to go that fast. Now, at 72, I start hitting the brakes at around 35.
06-06-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,233
Posted By jackb

Before going to bells, I used to shout "on your...

Before going to bells, I used to shout "on your left." Many people would jump out of their skins even when I shouted from a considerable distance. With a bell, most people do not appear to jump...
05-23-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,481
Posted By jackb

I've been an REI Co-op member since 1972. I've...

I've been an REI Co-op member since 1972. I've bought lots of gear from them over the years and have been satisfied. They don't make the gear, they just sell it. But they have a first-rate return...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,825
Posted By jackb

Riding frequency largely depends on age. When I...

Riding frequency largely depends on age. When I was a young man I could ride longer distances almost everyday without a problem, but now at 72 I do need rest days. I try to ride at least 20 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,218
Posted By jackb

I’m a friendly person and say hello to every...

I’m a friendly person and say hello to every cyclist I meet. Most say hello. Some don’t acknowledge my greeting at all. I don’t know why some cyclists are more friendly than others, but I do find...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,801
Posted By jackb

I've had both and can honestly say that I haven't...

I've had both and can honestly say that I haven't noticed much difference between carbon and aluminum. There are so many variables when it comes to ride, that I can never be sure which factors are...
03-15-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,263
Posted By jackb

qclabrat, I responded earlier but apparently...

qclabrat,

I responded earlier but apparently my post was not posted, so here I go again. I moved to Missoula in Dec. so have not ridden the many trails in the area, though Missoula abounds in...
03-13-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,263
Posted By jackb

Hasn't this nonsense gone on long enough? As the...

Hasn't this nonsense gone on long enough? As the OP I can state plainly that I did do google searches in regards to my question. Moreover, I spoke to LBS folks as well. My question on this forum...
02-28-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By jackb

Thanks. bought the Honzo.

Thanks. bought the Honzo.
02-07-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,910
Posted By jackb

Why are bike weights "unavailable"?

I've been looking for a mountain bike for sometime and still haven't made up my mind on which bike to buy, though I have narrowed my search to just a few. One of the annoyning things I've...
11-18-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,620
Posted By jackb

I'll be 72 in a few weeks and have definitely...

I'll be 72 in a few weeks and have definitely felt my age over the last few years. I continue to cycle, hike, and ski, but I have more aches and pains and I experience reduced stamina. This is...
11-13-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,059
Posted By jackb

I was drafted in 1967, and separated from active...

I was drafted in 1967, and separated from active duty in 1969 after a year in Vietnam. In 1976 I joined the United States Peace Corps and served two years in Malaysia as a teacher. Plenty of people...
11-13-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,490
Posted By jackb

I'll be 72 next month and am about to buy a...

I'll be 72 next month and am about to buy a mountain. I'll mainly ride hiking trails and dirt tracks, nothing technical. I'm interested in getting away from cars and traffic noise.
10-25-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,880
Posted By jackb

I ride my touring bike, my road bike and my...

I ride my touring bike, my road bike and my single-speed all with the bars higher than the saddle. I like it that way. Who's to tell me than I shouldn't do what feels good and pleases me.
09-12-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,576
Posted By jackb

Are you kidding me? These things are skills? ...

Are you kidding me? These things are skills? Perhaps in the pro peloton, but for the rest of us? How many years does it take to master looking over your shoulder without wobbling. Do you practice...
09-12-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,576
Posted By jackb

I'm not sure what it means to be a good cyclist. ...

I'm not sure what it means to be a good cyclist. I assume that in most contexts the word really refers to fitness because somehow riding fast is associated with being good. I'm 71 and have been...
08-03-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,252
Posted By jackb

The concerns over cycling strike me as symptoms...

The concerns over cycling strike me as symptoms of a mild anxiety disorder. I suffer from this disorder, though it hasn't affected my cycling, but it has many other activities that I do. I take...
07-23-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,024
Posted By jackb

The OP appears to be pissed off at something or...

The OP appears to be pissed off at something or other, thus the bitter tone of much of what he says. As another poster responded, who cares why you ride, and , by the way, who cares about your...
07-03-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,902
Posted By jackb

Of course the people who put the least value on...

Of course the people who put the least value on reading the so-called "classics" are those who are not familiar with them or, if they had ever read them, didn't understand them. In this case the...
05-31-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 49,808
Posted By jackb

My wife, my son, and I just came back from...

My wife, my son, and I just came back from cycling across Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia. We had miserable weather and strong headwinds almost everyday. Part-way through the trio we called our...
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