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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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,429
Posted By jackb

When I am riding with a group and they...

When I am riding with a group and they accelerate to a speed that I cannot maintain or that is faster than I feel like going, I stop pedaling and "drop" them off the front. When they are far enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,795
Posted By jackb

Consider eating real food rather than highly...

Consider eating real food rather than highly processed food. Good for astronauts, but dried fruits, , fresh fruits, and cookies like Fog Newtons are easy enough to carry and taste good. But, of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,461
Posted By jackb

Getting a bike that fits is the first step. You...

Getting a bike that fits is the first step. You can always change pedals, go faster if you like, and make other modifications. I wouldn't worry about speed. If you don't feel comfortable going...
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
08-03-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,753
Posted By jackb

GlennR, Have you ever ridden the GP4000 4...

GlennR,

Have you ever ridden the GP4000 4 Season tires? Still available, very puncture resistant and smooth rolling. Just another option.
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!
07-22-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 908
Posted By jackb

I don't have a "kit" but all the clothes I cycle...

I don't have a "kit" but all the clothes I cycle in fit well enough.
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...
07-19-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,547
Posted By jackb

[QUOTE=cyclintom;22578822]I tried to keep up with...

[QUOTE=cyclintom;22578822]I tried to keep up with all of the latest fads. I ended up with top end carbon bikes and to tell you the truth most of them rode like garbage. I am not a pro-racer and I'm...
07-18-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,205
Posted By jackb

I have a 2022 Checkpoint SL 5 but mine, unlike...

I have a 2022 Checkpoint SL 5 but mine, unlike the photos in this thread, has GRX components. I have had no issues with gravel getting stuck anywhere between any of the bike parts. I like the bike...
07-06-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By jackb

I did the organized Mickleson Trail ride about...

I did the organized Mickleson Trail ride about six or seven years ago. A really pleasant three days of riding. I've not done it on my own, but it is a very nice ride.
07-03-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,191
Posted By jackb

It certainly is for me. You can pay what you...

It certainly is for me. You can pay what you like.
07-03-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,191
Posted By jackb

I don't believe I said or implied what you claim....

I don't believe I said or implied what you claim. I simply offered my views on possible causes for the push for technological developments in bicycling manufacture. I gather by the tenor of you...
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By jackb

I have a frame bag on my 2022 Checkpoint SL5. ...

I have a frame bag on my 2022 Checkpoint SL5. Haven's noticed any wind problems but it's tough to get large sized water bottles into the cages.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By jackb

Two hundred dollars for a helmet seems a bit...

Two hundred dollars for a helmet seems a bit high. Naturally, manufacturers want you to believe that the higher priced ones are safer, but I don't trust them. A basic model from a reputable company...
06-29-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,955
Posted By jackb

There is no hell.

There is no hell.
06-28-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,225
Posted By jackb

Bike are available if you are willing to travel. ...

Bike are available if you are willing to travel. I live in Montana while my son lived in Houston. We both wanted to buy a Trek CheckPoint SL. Nothing available in Montana or in nearby states. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,564
Posted By jackb

Rollingresistance.com does not rate Specialized...

Rollingresistance.com does not rate Specialized Armadillos, which are Specialized's answer to Gatorskins and other puncture resistant tires. I wonder why. I ride them, and although they are a bit...
06-15-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,194
Posted By jackb

Here in Missoula, MT, it's cold a good deal of...

Here in Missoula, MT, it's cold a good deal of the year, so in order to ride regularly I have to tolerate some cooler days. Generally, I don't like to ride much below 55F. It's never too hot to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By jackb

Where can you find Continental GP 4000 $ season...

Where can you find Continental GP 4000 $ season tires to order? I've been looking since last September? BikeTiresDirect keeps backordering them. Haven't found them anyplace else.
06-05-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,990
Posted By jackb

Issues like this really come down t what you like...

Issues like this really come down t what you like and don't like. Whatever the advantages/disadvantages of any part of bike riding, It's what you prefer that matters. If you like bike shoes, there...
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.
05-31-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,910
Posted By jackb

I've been retired for fourteen years. Haven't...

I've been retired for fourteen years. Haven't done a stitch of remunerative work since I retired. Plenty of time to do what I choose or to do nothing. A great stage of life.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By jackb

I have a 2018 Domane SL and the only things I've...

I have a 2018 Domane SL and the only things I've done to it was to add a saddlebag, a a cycle computer, two bottle cages, and a bell. Everything is working well including the BB. If it ain't broke...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,580
Posted By jackb

comfortable inflation vs. manufacturers recommended range

Reading a lot about best inflation values for tires, I wonder how much the manufacturers range which is expressed on the tire itself should be adhered to. Do I disregard this range and just...
05-20-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By jackb

onflicting measurements for frame size

My adult son is buying a new Trek Checkpoint. According to the Trek sizing guide his height suggests a 56cm frame but his inseam suggests a 54. Which is the most important measurement? Would...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,207
Posted By jackb

I ride a 2018 Domane SL 5 and have nothing but...

I ride a 2018 Domane SL 5 and have nothing but good things to say about it. With 32mm tires it can take some gravel and bad roads. That said, I just bought a 2022 Chedkpoint SL5, not because of any...
05-19-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,536
Posted By jackb

I don't see any reason to buy a racing bike...

I don't see any reason to buy a racing bike unless you want to race. An endurance would work well. Modern bikes are really a pleasure to ride so you should treat yourself to one. I have a Domane...
05-04-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,359
Posted By jackb

I just reviewed my post and did not see anything...

I just reviewed my post and did not see anything in it that suggested that I believed that "nobody needs or wants these features." Nor did I see anything that would lead to you to state: "You are...
05-02-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,359
Posted By jackb

PeteHski, No, this is not what happens when...

PeteHski,

No, this is not what happens when you get old. It happens when you assess current circumstances and draw conclusions. I see nothing closed-minded about not embracing all new bike...
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. ...
04-29-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,392
Posted By jackb

I'd call that ******* and demand my money back. ...

I'd call that ******* and demand my money back. If nothing else you give him a piece of your mind.
04-26-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,990
Posted By jackb

If you like the way bike shoes, with or without...

If you like the way bike shoes, with or without cleats, feels, well there you go. I like to wear whatever footwear I'm in the mood for. I use BMX pedals with loafers, hiking shoes, light trail...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,365
Posted By jackb

There is internal cabling and there is internal...

There is internal cabling and there is internal cabling. The older internal cabling bikes have the cables bowing out at the handlbars before they are routed into the bike frame. Some newer bikes...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,539
Posted By jackb

indyfabz, Sounds like you've been around on...

indyfabz,

Sounds like you've been around on Montana roads and have them tolerable or even better. I guess I'm getting old and just don't like to be passed by pick-up trucks just a few feet away...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,539
Posted By jackb

No matter which route you choose, you are in for...

No matter which route you choose, you are in for a noisy, sometimes scary ride. State highways in Montana are not good for cycling unless they have a dedicated bike path. Only a few do.
04-22-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,035
Posted By jackb

I'm 74 and have three road bikes with drop...

I'm 74 and have three road bikes with drop handlebars. I ride all three and all is comfortable. Over the years I have raised my bars so that they are at the level of my saddle, which I find very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,753
Posted By jackb

All this talk about getting a new endurance bike...

All this talk about getting a new endurance bike has me wondering. People can actually get these bikes? Talks with the shops here in Missoula Montana reveal that it is almost impossible to get a...
04-21-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,565
Posted By jackb

Five year ago I had total knee replacement on one...

Five year ago I had total knee replacement on one knee because of cartilage loss. That knee is now my "good" and gives me no trouble when hiking, skiing, and cycling. Recently the other knee began...
04-20-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,489
Posted By jackb

I sometimes ride on sidewalks for short distances...

I sometimes ride on sidewalks for short distances to avoid busy sections of road or to avoid broken pavement. Fortunately in my community sidewalks except in the downtown area are rarely used. On...
04-17-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,254
Posted By jackb

Congratulations, Random11. You've got the key to...

Congratulations, Random11. You've got the key to cycling for pleasure: enjoying the ride without any reference to numbers. I have a basic cycle computer on my road bike but generally just look at...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By jackb

Walk down the road a bit, /the dog should go...

Walk down the road a bit, /the dog should go back where it came from, unless, of course, you've made a friend.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By jackb

As soon as you see the dog, hit the brakes, stop,...

As soon as you see the dog, hit the brakes, stop, get off the bicycle, position bike between you and the dog, talk to the dog. Worked for me the few times I've tried it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,787
Posted By jackb

Like almost all the opinions on gear on this...

Like almost all the opinions on gear on this website, the opinions here are mainly highly subjective. People like certain tires over others. I do, too. But the only thing I can really determine...
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By jackb

Armadillo Elite tires

After spending the entire winter trying to find a pair of Continental GP 4000 4-season tires in 32mm I finally gave up and bought Specialized All Conditions Armadillo Elite tires. Any thoughts on...
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