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04-10-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,972
Posted By flan48

Good morning! I'm both a baby boomer and a "war...

Good morning!
I'm both a baby boomer and a "war baby", i.e. born in 1946.
I've had 4 or 5 iterations of biking, but steadily now for 7 years (sometime after having a spinal laminectomy and fusion -...
02-12-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,381
Posted By flan48

Hi Graupel, It's always best to start with the...

Hi Graupel,
It's always best to start with the "black" line leveled from front to back of the saddle. You can always make minute adjustments after that.
Best regards
01-14-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,673
Posted By flan48

Hi All and a belated Happy New Year, Well,...

Hi All and a belated Happy New Year,
Well, although I had been quite happy with the Asics Gel-Scram 4 shoes, I thought I should look in to specifically designed biking shoes, especially for cold...
01-13-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7,411
Views: 2,182,484
Posted By flan48

[QUOTE=DowneasTTer;20736170]Here are couple of...

[QUOTE=DowneasTTer;20736170]Here are couple of our, my wife and my, new Canyon RoadLite CF 9.0 LTD. I started a thread about them last month. But, forgot to post in this one....
12-16-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,786
Posted By flan48

Terrific post! Happy Hoidays

Terrific post!
Happy Hoidays
12-13-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,313
Posted By flan48

Congratulations Chip on your great...

Congratulations Chip on your great accomplishment.
Keep up the good work and ride safely.

Happy Holidays!
11-02-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,673
Posted By flan48

This is what works best for me on my "performance...

This is what works best for me on my "performance hybrid"/"flat bar" road bike. I had previously worn Five Ten Freeriders, purchased in March of 2013, but found them somewhat too heavy due to my...
08-25-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,899
Posted By flan48

BIG +1 from me! Regarding smoking: we're all...

BIG +1 from me!
Regarding smoking: we're all different. When I quit, after 25 years of smoking, I really wanted to on a emotional level. When you really want it, doing it becomes easier. First, I...
04-01-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 224,648
Posted By flan48

It sure is! Enjoy it safely! Best regards

It sure is! Enjoy it safely!
Best regards
02-20-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By flan48

Cold Weather Cycling Gloves

I am now in my second season with the LG Shield gloves ( https://garneau.com/us/en/lg-shield-cycling-gloves) and very pleased with them down to 25 degrees F (~ -4C).
I also have a pair of Answer...
02-03-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,944
Posted By flan48

+1 from me! Best regards

+1 from me!
Best regards
12-31-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By flan48

I have ridden/logged 2742 miles in 2017. Today...

I have ridden/logged 2742 miles in 2017. Today the high temperature here in central New Jersey will be 17 or 18F, so it's unlikely that I'll get in a ride unless I do so on the recumbent exercise...
10-31-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,341
Posted By flan48

Best wishes for a easy and successful recovery. ...

Best wishes for a easy and successful recovery.

Best regards
Barry, 71, New Jersey
10-09-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,700
Posted By flan48

Huge +1 from me! Best regards

Huge +1 from me!
Best regards
07-30-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
Posted By flan48

I agree with all of the naysayers. On top of...

I agree with all of the naysayers. On top of that, look at the picture from the left, non-drive side of the bike. Looking at the front fork, the first "n" in Cannondale is way out of line with the...
07-27-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By flan48

You could also use paint thinner or mineral...

You could also use paint thinner or mineral spirits and a Dobie pad which should do it.

Best regards
07-23-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,272
Posted By flan48

Excellent points IMHO. While I strongly feel that...

Excellent points IMHO. While I strongly feel that the most important thing is to just ride, and be safe, it seems to me that what really happens with pulling is pulling back, not up. At the bottom of...
07-20-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 400,903
Posted By flan48

Thanks for your response. Right now I have the...

Thanks for your response. Right now I have the nose pointed slightly down, as with my single bolt seat post turning it one click means either slightly nose down or slightly nose up. I'm going to see...
07-20-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 400,903
Posted By flan48

Hi Scooty, How do you like your Selle Royal...

Hi Scooty,
How do you like your Selle Royal Lookin Viper saddle? Is this a new addition to your bike? I just got one myself, and for the most part like it very much, but still adjusting to it.
...
07-20-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,889
Posted By flan48

Hi All, I just replaced the chain and cassette...

Hi All,
I just replaced the chain and cassette on my 2012 Trek 7.4FX. They were the "originals" on my bike, and at the time of this change the bike had close to 11000 miles.

I run the chain...
07-02-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,273
Posted By flan48

Hi Mike, What saddle is currently on the bike? ...

Hi Mike,
What saddle is currently on the bike?
Thanks and best regards
05-29-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,743
Posted By flan48

Yes, that is exactly my situation and I'm very...

Yes, that is exactly my situation and I'm very comfortable and "high functioning", for me(!) on my one bike.
For my extended fingers to reach the bar with elbow on the end of the saddle, I'd be...
05-21-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By flan48

I agree. According to Bicycle Blue Book, the bike...

I agree. According to Bicycle Blue Book, the bike is worth somewhere around $400:
https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=3056253&make=750&model=71878

Best regards
05-21-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By flan48

Excellent advice, IMHO. Best of luck and...

Excellent advice, IMHO.

Best of luck and health to you.
Best regards
05-21-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,273
Posted By flan48

Hi 5K, 2 years ago I had a high PSA scare-...

Hi 5K,
2 years ago I had a high PSA scare- absolute value, 4.7 or 4.8, not so high, but double the year before. Since the urologist said that cycling might inflame the prostate and temporarily cause...
03-14-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,680
Posted By flan48

Yes, and as others have stated, it's best to live...

Yes, and as others have stated, it's best to live by the mantra of everything in moderation.

Here are links to a couple of articles that talk about the benefits, or "non-benefits", of artificial...
03-14-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,014
Posted By flan48

Hi Ben, You're referring to Power Grips. Best...

Hi Ben,
You're referring to Power Grips.
Best regards
03-13-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,531
Posted By flan48

Yes, understood. I highly recommend Mirrycle Bar...

Yes, understood. I highly recommend Mirrycle Bar End Mirror.
That's what I have. Here's a link:
https://www.mirrycle.com/

Best regards
03-13-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,531
Posted By flan48

Funny! I just noticed, from the pictures, that...

Funny!
I just noticed, from the pictures, that the two bar ends were at different angles from each other! Now I've made the adjustment.

Funny that I haven't noticed the difference, and I'm...
03-13-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,531
Posted By flan48

Sorry, I just saw your post. Here are a couple...

Sorry, I just saw your post.
Here are a couple of pictures.
Best regards555847

555848
03-06-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,531
Posted By flan48

I had had the same thought, but it didn't work...

I had had the same thought, but it didn't work well for me. With my relatively short fingers, and the trigger shifters inside of the bar ends, it was awkward reaching the shifter. So I went back to...
03-06-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,315
Posted By flan48

I ride all winter and, being in central New...

I ride all winter and, being in central New Jersey, it rarely gets in to the teens here (during the day). So I will ride in temperatures as low as 19 or 20 degrees F as long as there is no ice...
03-05-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,693
Posted By flan48

:):thumb:;) I love it! Best regards

:):thumb:;)
I love it!
Best regards
01-30-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7,411
Views: 2,182,484
Posted By flan48

+1! Best regards

+1!
Best regards
01-10-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,652
Posted By flan48

Last year was my best ever cycling year: I rode...

Last year was my best ever cycling year: I rode between 3065 and 3084 miles. The former is according to Strava, and the latter Map My Ride. I also put on the equivalent of 40-50 miles on our gym's...
Replies: 32
Views: 7,183
Posted By flan48

Ok, sounds like a plan, but I strongly feel that...

Ok, sounds like a plan, but I strongly feel that you should stay off the bike for 4-5 days prior to the re-test.
Good luck and best regards
Replies: 32
Views: 7,183
Posted By flan48

Hi Miyata, Before you get too panicky, I can...

Hi Miyata,
Before you get too panicky, I can relate to you my experience:
In June of last year my PSA suddenly spiked from my normal 2.3/2.4 to 4.8. The 4.8 in of itself is not that terrible, the...
09-21-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,174
Posted By flan48

+1! Best regards

+1!

Best regards
09-09-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
Posted By flan48

I have the Deluxe that I purchased 4+ years ago....

I have the Deluxe that I purchased 4+ years ago. At the time it was the Allen 102 something.
Best regards
09-08-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
Posted By flan48

Good points! In fact I fold an old towel in half,...

Good points! In fact I fold an old towel in half, then lay it over the top of the trunk lid (i.e. the part on which the top foam pieces will be), and that avoids any scuffing/marking.

Best regards
09-08-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
Posted By flan48

Hi Triple, I have an Allen 2 bike trunk rack...

Hi Triple,
I have an Allen 2 bike trunk rack and it is fantastic. In fact, although I don't normally leave it on the car when not in use, when I do I can still open the trunk!

It's very easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,006
Posted By flan48

I also have a winter riding jacket, from LL Bean,...

I also have a winter riding jacket, from LL Bean, with the "Active Shell". It was designed for higher exertion activities.

In mid-40's temperature I wear 1 base layer beneath it. Mid-30's, 2 base...
09-07-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,680
Posted By flan48

I agree wholeheartedly. A light will certainly...

I agree wholeheartedly. A light will certainly help, but we all should realize that to motorists, we are what I call "psychologically invisible." The driver's brain is on the lookout, especially when...
08-26-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,565
Posted By flan48

Hi Slinky, I see you've received a number of...

Hi Slinky,
I see you've received a number of good, wise suggestions. If I may chime in, I strongly recommend a WTB saddle. For upright riding the WTB Pure Race, priced at $54-59, is highly...
08-19-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,490
Posted By flan48

Big +1 from me! Best regards

Big +1 from me!
Best regards
08-08-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By flan48

+1! Best regards

+1!

Best regards
07-03-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,795
Posted By flan48

+1! Best regards

+1!
Best regards
07-01-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24,537
Views: 2,301,804
Posted By flan48

Well done John! Best regards

Well done John!
Best regards
07-01-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,857
Posted By flan48

+1! I had a scare last year when my PSA was...

+1! I had a scare last year when my PSA was measured at 4.7. As a few guys have already stated, it was not the number per se' that was bothersome, but the fact that it was double what it had been....
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