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01-28-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

It snowed last night. The palm trees didn't seem...

It snowed last night. The palm trees didn't seem to mind much.

I won't claim this one as I don't think the photo meets the intent.
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Forum: Triathlon
01-19-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

You know what's boring? Running on a...

You know what's boring?

Running on a treadmill is boring!

Riding a bike on a trainer is boring!

I swim 2000 meters in the morning at my local YMCA six days a week. I don't find it boring....
01-19-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Many direct-drive trainers are incompatible with many disc brake bikes.

Many direct-drive trainers are incompatible with many disc brake bikes.

The rear brake caliper on many disc brake bikes fouls the body shell of many direct-drive trainers.

You have my apologies...
01-19-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

There's been no response in three weeks! I...

There's been no response in three weeks!

I must have made the challenge too hard. I thought it would be easy. My neighbors still had their big inflatable Christmas decorations in their yard.
...
01-14-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,967
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Something to work toward. ...

Something to work toward.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hui8406h-K4&t=1m55s
01-13-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,967
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Just in case anyone has missed this. I'm sure it...

Just in case anyone has missed this. I'm sure it has been posted previously.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxeTwI7dhTE
01-04-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,553
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Regarding single sculls being very expensive, the...

Regarding single sculls being very expensive, the price range I've seen is between $5000 and $15000, which overlaps with higher end road bikes. I know a lady who recently purchased a Specialized...
01-03-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,553
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Peeing over the side in a rowing shell or even a...

Peeing over the side in a rowing shell or even a sea kayak is problematic. There is no option to stand up or even kneel facing the side. My solution is to carry a plastic cup.
01-01-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Regarding riding a fixie on rollers, I do it all...

Regarding riding a fixie on rollers, I do it all the time. I also sometimes ride my fixie on a wheel-on trainer. The difference is that the rollers require concentration to avoid crashing. On the...
12-31-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,689
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Before the advent of disc brakes, tandems used to...

Before the advent of disc brakes, tandems used to have drag brakes for use on long descents. The drag brake was mounted on the rear wheel on the side opposite the cogs. There is no space for a drag...
12-31-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,553
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Not that it matters, but most major rowing...

Not that it matters, but most major rowing competitions include divisions for lightweight rowers. The weight cutoff varies but is typically between 150 lbs and 160 lbs for men. For the 2020 (2021?)...
12-31-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,553
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I can fully understand the reasons for the cross...

I can fully understand the reasons for the cross over between rowing and cycling. There would be more crossover if rowing was a more accessible sport. To get into rowing as a young person, you...
12-31-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 21,971
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

It seems I'm immature. Trek 520 "Ginny" Trek...

It seems I'm immature.
Trek 520 "Ginny"
Trek 2200 "Gina"
Bianchi Eros "Giulia"
Gary Fisher Mamba "Gary"
Nashbar MTB Tandem "The Tandem"
Specialized Shiv Elite "Bucephalus"
Crew District Fixie...
12-31-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Cool bike! It reminds me of my Crew...

Cool bike!

It reminds me of my Crew District. I didn't see a price stated on the website, but I'm sure it will be way more expensive.
...
12-29-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

If the above satisfies the mission requirements,...

If the above satisfies the mission requirements, how about the following as a next mission.

Mission: Your bike with something big and inflatable.
12-29-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-28-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Crew produces frames, forks, and other bike...

Crew produces frames, forks, and other bike parts. If you are buying a complete bike, the build will be dependent on the company that built it up. City Grounds is one company that sells Crew bikes...
Forum: Triathlon
12-28-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,972
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Everything you say makes logical sense, but I...

Everything you say makes logical sense, but I participated in three sprint triathlons in 2019 and had braking issues in all of them. The first two races occurred after overnight rains, so the roads...
12-28-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,706
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Here's Ginny, my 1994 Trek 520. The salesman...

Here's Ginny, my 1994 Trek 520. The salesman referred to her as the "Eddie Bauer edition", which was a reference to a version of the Ford Explorer that had a similar color scheme.
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Forum: Triathlon
12-27-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,972
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

For a 70.3, I would think that you would want an...

For a 70.3, I would think that you would want an actual triathlon bike.

At the start of the year before COVID shutdown all the races, I bought a Specialized Shiv Elite, which has the older-style...
Forum: Triathlon
12-27-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I have Brooks saddles on some of my road bikes,...

I have Brooks saddles on some of my road bikes, Two of my bikes have the C15 Carved. One has a C13. If you are considering a C13, be aware that it has thick composite rails that won't fit some seat...
12-27-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,967
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Our starting tandem age was 73. ...

Our starting tandem age was 73.
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Our current tandem age is 117....
12-27-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,447
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

What resistance rollers are you using?

What resistance rollers are you using?
12-27-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Any thoughts on rollers?

Any thoughts on rollers?

I have a set of aluminum rollers from Nashbar. They were relatively inexpensive and run smoothly, but they are noisy and require 100% concentration to keep from crashing....
05-16-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,657
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

If Performance Bicycle had been able to hang on...

If Performance Bicycle had been able to hang on for another year, they would be doing great right now.

I brought one of my bikes to my LBS for a rebuild last weekend. They told me their service...
05-15-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,218
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I'm still riding a Trek 520 touring bike and a...

I'm still riding a Trek 520 touring bike and a Trek 2200 road bike from the mid-1990s. If I could only keep one bike, it would be the 520.

I recently bought an entry-level Specialized Shiv Elite...
05-14-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Dr. Isotope, My guess is 9th Street where it...

Dr. Isotope,

My guess is 9th Street where it crosses over Interstate 215.
...
05-14-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

The Mount Vernon Trail, Washington & Old Dominion...

The Mount Vernon Trail, Washington & Old Dominion Trail, Potomac Yard Trail, and Four-Mile Run Trail, are all accessible from Crystal City, and they tie into the greater Washington bike trail...
05-14-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

This photo obviously dates back a few months. ...

This photo obviously dates back a few months. I'll defer to anyone who has a more recent photo.
...
05-12-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

The shifters have to match the derailleurs. ...

The shifters have to match the derailleurs. Otherwise, you can mix and match components between SRAM, Shimano, and Campagnolo for 11-speed groupsets. For groupsets with different numbers of speeds,...
04-29-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Regarding the Smilodon outside McCone Hall at UC...

Regarding the Smilodon outside McCone Hall at UC Berkeley, thanks for posting! That area of the campus was completely different in the early 1980s when I graduated. The last time I visited the...
04-24-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 24,980
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

The city of Avalon on the island of Catalina off...

The city of Avalon on the island of Catalina off the coast of California has strict restrictions on the size of private vehicles. Essentially, anything larger than a golf cart is illegal. The old...
04-18-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Langley, BC, to Sechelt, BC, is a two and a half...

Langley, BC, to Sechelt, BC, is a two and a half hour drive according to Google Maps. I don't know if that includes the time for the ferry across Howe Sound. Perhaps you or your brother should just...
04-18-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Please excuse me if this seems too much of a...

Please excuse me if this seems too much of a rant.

There is a complete disconnect between the way bikes are configured in advertisements and the way they are configured to fit real people.

The...
04-18-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Focus on keeping your bike from being stolen....

Focus on keeping your bike from being stolen. Also, rather than taking the brand name off, perhaps you should personalize it by adding stickers in order to make the bike easier to identify.
...
04-18-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

It's the rider. The gradient has to be...

It's the rider.

The gradient has to be severe for the bike to make much of a difference.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/yhnu-naxbMc

That being said, the gearing is important. I like the third...
04-17-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 546,093
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Many years ago on a day that a portion of the...

Many years ago on a day that a portion of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel was closed to allow bike traffic.
...
04-16-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,576
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Just get a Velcro strap to put around your pants...

Just get a Velcro strap to put around your pants legs near the cuff. I have at least three different sets of these. I use them when I wear pants regardless of whether the bike has two or three...
04-16-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,346
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

My own policy is to buy a new bike every...

My own policy is to buy a new bike every twenty-five years. You are overdue. This time, you should try to get one that fits.
04-15-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I looked at a couple of road bike sizing charts...

I looked at a couple of road bike sizing charts for your height, 5' 11". Felt gave 56 cm, Trek gave 58 cm, and Kestrel gave 57 cm.

When a size chart shows that two sizes bracket my height, I go...
04-15-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,165
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

My knees are very particular about my cleat...

My knees are very particular about my cleat positioning. With SPD cleats, I have to have the nose of the cleat pointing slightly inboard. If the cleats point straight forward, my heels will be too...
04-15-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

How about if we allow this challenge another day...

How about if we allow this challenge another day or two? I hate to nitpick, but I had specified a large Victorian house.

There might be some debate about what is Victorian. Our local historic...
04-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

If I won, the next mission is ... ...

If I won, the next mission is ...

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Post a photo of a haunted...
04-12-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Later in the morning, I took Bucephalus out of...

Later in the morning, I took Bucephalus out of town for my favorite short time trial loop, which begins and ends at historic Fort Boykin, which is an earthen works fort that was started in the 1600s...
04-12-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I got up early this morning and rode Ginny to a...

I got up early this morning and rode Ginny to a park that is a former Nike missile base. The former Air Force buildings are still standing and have been repurposed as a recreation hall, senior...
03-24-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I yield to Subgrade. That's a great photo. ...

I yield to Subgrade. That's a great photo.

Subgrade, what's the next mission?
03-24-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Okay, I went to all the trouble of pulling my...

Okay, I went to all the trouble of pulling my unicycle out of the shed and riding around the outside of the house to the birdbath on the front lawn.
...
03-23-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Good! The mission had me worried. This is...

Good! The mission had me worried. This is Norfolk Southern Territory. Our locomotives are black with a white horsey on the front.

I'll give it a few days before I take a photo of my unicycle...
03-23-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,787
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Thanks for the input. On a another forum...

Thanks for the input. On a another forum (Slowtwitch), a gentleman in the bike industry stated that his business had tested Tannus tires and decided not to carry them for the following reasons.
...
03-22-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Thank you, but I'll defer to Deal4Fuji. He at...

Thank you, but I'll defer to Deal4Fuji. He at least has a latitude-longitude sign in his photo even though a bike isn't present.

Deal4Fuji, what's the next mission?
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