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10-15-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 299
Posted By zacster

Your bike is the same time frame (no pun...

Your bike is the same time frame (no pun intended) as mine. I have a 2005 Kuota with Campy 10 on it, Easton wheels. The issue you will run into is that anything new has moved on from those specs. The...
10-12-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 587
Posted By zacster

I'm 66 and still mostly on my road bike but I'm...

I'm 66 and still mostly on my road bike but I'm beginning to think it won't be forever. It just keeps getting a little harder, and the post ride is a lot more achy. But I'll do it as long as I'm...
10-10-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By zacster

As it turns out he had already made an...

As it turns out he had already made an appointment with them as they would be convenient.
10-08-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By zacster

Thanks for the recommendation. His girlfriend is...

Thanks for the recommendation. His girlfriend is working at Fred Hutch so this'll be easy for them.
10-06-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,222
Posted By zacster

Nobody ever questions my Amex or Chase card. ...

Nobody ever questions my Amex or Chase card. Money talks.
10-04-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By zacster

I downloaded Systm after using Sufferfest for...

I downloaded Systm after using Sufferfest for years and once you get past the somewhat different interface it is still the same product under the sheets. The new functionality seems mostly to be...
10-04-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By zacster

My son was here in NY with me and I was showing...

My son was here in NY with me and I was showing him the google map with the breweries. He thought the ride up the BG to Kenmore and the various breweries was more like what he was looking for. From...
09-21-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By zacster

At least that is 4 fewer months now.

At least that is 4 fewer months now.
09-17-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By zacster

Love the classic bike!

Love the classic bike!
09-14-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By zacster

You must be using the Chrome browser. They read...

You must be using the Chrome browser. They read everything. I stopped using Chrome for that reason. I'm completely fed up with the tracking and ad feeds. And don't think that Alexa isn't listening...
09-13-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By zacster

Oh no, no bike bag on a road bike. Just a seat...

Oh no, no bike bag on a road bike. Just a seat pocket to hold a spare tube and some tools. I have a convertible bag on my commuter bike though, but I'm retired and no longer commute. I use that...
09-13-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By zacster

Everything has its place both riding and just in...

Everything has its place both riding and just in general. My wallet is in the front left pocket of my jeans or the left pocket of my jersey. My keys are in the right, my phone too. Center pocket...
09-10-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By zacster

I did 3 laps of Prospect Park, 10 miles in the...

I did 3 laps of Prospect Park, 10 miles in the park and about 14 total. It felt fine, but I wasn't pushing it at all except one point where 3 guys came blasting past me so I caught up to them and...
09-10-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By zacster

Another restart, at 66

I've been off the bike for about a month and a half now on the advice of my cardiologist but got the green light yesterday to ride. Some of my numbers were through the roof, but a nuclear stress...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,846
Posted By zacster

The first pair of Lake CX218s were way too big so...

The first pair of Lake CX218s were way too big so I sent them back. Looking around I couldn't find any sizes in any shoes, but then I went to the Lake website and they sell them direct too so I...
08-01-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,495
Posted By zacster

At 63 I was faster and stronger on the bike than...

At 63 I was faster and stronger on the bike than I'd ever been. It's been all downhill from there.
07-31-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By zacster

And to make the week complete I've put in 100...

And to make the week complete I've put in 100 miles for the week, the first time this season. In past years that was the norm.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,846
Posted By zacster

Well, here it is in summer of '21 and my feet are...

Well, here it is in summer of '21 and my feet are about to fall off. A week ago I tried using sorbothane inserts in my RC7 shoes and that didn't help at all. The problem is they are still too narrow...
07-29-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By zacster

Well, like I said, about half of it was on...

Well, like I said, about half of it was on uninterrupted paths. The other half was on the streets. Most rides I do are going to be like that as I always need to ride the streets to get anywhere.
07-28-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By zacster

My first 50 mile ride of the year...

It was maybe a year ago when I was doing at least one 50 miler every week to keep the weekly miles over 100, and it wasn't that big a deal. This year though I just never got started with riding in...
06-20-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,073
Posted By zacster

My Honda Odyssey was the best bike carrier I ever...

My Honda Odyssey was the best bike carrier I ever had. With the rear seats folded I could put 3 bikes inside upright with ease, probably a fourth if needed. That minivan is now gone and I have a...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,374
Posted By zacster

Work was just an interruption of a good bike...

Work was just an interruption of a good bike ride. I retired 2 years ago myself and the only thing I miss is the commute. I would do it in the cold, in wet weather (but not pouring down rain),...
04-27-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,620
Posted By zacster

I'd buy one if I were looking to buy a new bike...

I'd buy one if I were looking to buy a new bike but I'm not. At 66 I'll be happy with what I have as long as I can keep riding. If I were younger I'd look at the Roubaix as an option for sure.
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03-20-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,620
Posted By zacster

I'm 66 and I've been riding my carbon Kuota bike...

I'm 66 and I've been riding my carbon Kuota bike for 15 years now with Chorus 10. I rented a brand new Specialized Roubaix when I was in San Fran just before the pandemic hit, and it was a...
01-28-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By zacster

CycleOps replaced my unit after I don't know how...

CycleOps replaced my unit after I don't know how many years I had it.
01-05-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,708
Posted By zacster

I had an issue with a KMC chain that appeared to...

I had an issue with a KMC chain that appeared to be fake so I sent it back and ordered another that was new but in the old packaging and it was clearly better quality. I said at the time that the...
12-26-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,681
Posted By zacster

This just sounds like a bad idea. If you want a...

This just sounds like a bad idea. If you want a bike with an 8 speed IGH get a bike that takes an 8sp IGH. We all think we can "make it work" but attempting to modify a frame so that it will take...
12-05-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,724
Posted By zacster

The rubber banding works best in ERG mode with...

The rubber banding works best in ERG mode with smart trainers. It keeps everybody together as they are working at the same %age of FTP, and everybody gets the same level of workout assuming...
11-16-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By zacster

No, that's not what you do. The trick is to get...

No, that's not what you do. The trick is to get your derailleur/cable set so that it shifts perfectly on your wheel, then align the cassette(s) on the trainer so that it lines up with the derailleur...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By zacster

New NYC bike lanes

Over the last week or so of beautiful weather I've had the chance to ride in some of the new bike lanes that have gone in. First was the Flatbush Ave lane from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Blvd that...
11-07-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,956
Posted By zacster

But nobody talks about freewheels anymore unless...

But nobody talks about freewheels anymore unless you are on the C&V forum. It's about the same as a program telling you run it from the DOS prompt.
11-02-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By zacster

I would try to find one that fit better.

I would try to find one that fit better.
10-31-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,823
Posted By zacster

You shouldn't be asking this question on a forum....

You shouldn't be asking this question on a forum. Find a sports physician or cardiologist to answer this.
10-31-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,770
Posted By zacster

How much does it weigh, give or take? If it is...

How much does it weigh, give or take? If it is in within range of a lightweight road bike I'd have to ask why anybody would put Wilier stickers on it if it weren't just that. The one thing I'm...
10-30-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,866
Posted By zacster

It'll float, until it doesn't.

It'll float, until it doesn't.
10-26-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By zacster

Changing chains just to use the trainer is a lot...

Changing chains just to use the trainer is a lot more trouble than it's worth. The last thing I need is an excuse to not use the trainer. I can swap wheel to trainer in about 15 seconds and I even...
10-25-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By zacster

Are you sure you're not feeling the notchiness of...

Are you sure you're not feeling the notchiness of the dynamo hub. Take the wheel off and spin the axle and you'll see it doesn't spin smoothly. It is inherent to the design. When the light is on...
10-23-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,399
Posted By zacster

What I especially like about the trainer is that...

What I especially like about the trainer is that you can ride it any time of day too. You can have a full day and just hop on when you're done.
Forum: Northeast
10-12-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,734
Posted By zacster

That's not a great route, at least Rt 9 on the...

That's not a great route, at least Rt 9 on the Westchester side. 9W is OK but stay away from Grandview, go down into Piermont instead and ride along the river. Coming from the GW bridge take Hudson...
10-11-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,361
Posted By zacster

Let me know if you need .2mm spacers. I have...

Let me know if you need .2mm spacers. I have lots of the plastic sheets left from when I made mine. I would only use this on the trainer, not on the wheel. It may cost more to mail it to Canada...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,846
Posted By zacster

My RC7 are the regular width and I bought them...

My RC7 are the regular width and I bought them because they were wider than anything else I tried. As I said above I think I'm just going to stick with them for now.

Maybe next we'll be able to...
Forum: Northeast
10-08-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By zacster

It looks like we posted at around the same time. ...

It looks like we posted at around the same time.

But this trail does provide something. When going to the beach you can park anywhere along it and bike the last miles. I've never driven to Sandy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,846
Posted By zacster

You are missing the point about the Assioma power...

You are missing the point about the Assioma power meter pedals that I have, aside from the fact that I want to be clipped in. I have a bike with flat pedals and I find it a very inefficient way to...
10-03-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,293
Posted By zacster

Did you check the battery with a multimeter? I...

Did you check the battery with a multimeter? I always do when I replace batteries in any device to make sure it is really just the battery and it usually is. Also, take a pencil eraser to the...
10-02-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,976
Posted By zacster

Campagnoodles vs Shimanoodles vs. SRAMen.

Campagnoodles vs Shimanoodles vs. SRAMen.
Forum: Northeast
10-01-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,734
Posted By zacster

OK, I did the ride today with my daughter as...

OK, I did the ride today with my daughter as planned. Here's a quick ride report:

First off, we started at the VC Park parking lot at the start of the trail. We drove up from Brooklyn as I...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,494
Posted By zacster

Boneheads on Lon Gisland? Who'da thunk it?

Boneheads on Lon Gisland? Who'da thunk it?
09-26-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,631
Posted By zacster

I was looking at the BD website and came to two...

I was looking at the BD website and came to two conclusions. First, their website still sucks. It is still the same basic layout it always was. Second, the components on the bikes are the same...
09-21-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,883
Posted By zacster

While it is easy to say "just replace the chain,...

While it is easy to say "just replace the chain, they're cheap enough" a lot of these rusty chains probably don't have anywhere near the usage that us forum members have on ours. Remember that a...
09-20-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,450
Posted By zacster

I'm avoiding the 50-29 combo because of cross...

I'm avoiding the 50-29 combo because of cross chaining, not because it can't do it. In fact I've found myself in the combo a few times already without realizing it. I've been in the habit of going to...
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