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11-11-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,146
Posted By FrenchFit

Wink I think you analogy is right on in several...

I think you analogy is right on in several respects. Probably why my spouse likes hers so much; turn it on, bring up the app, start riding, charge at the end of the day. Badda bing....

Sorry you...
11-11-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,748
Posted By FrenchFit

I would typically run/walk/stretch for a half...

I would typically run/walk/stretch for a half hour before we started. We started off initially with movement assessments, then went to bands, then to weights when he was confident I was in control...
11-06-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,748
Posted By FrenchFit

Free Weight Training & Cycling/Running

+++++I HOPE THE MOD WILL PICK THIS UP AND DELETE OR LOCK THIS POST OR STICKY WHATEVER. I HAVE GONE THE ROUTE OF A VERY DEEP MEDICAL ACCESSMENT, AND I DO HAVE A VERY DEADLY DISEASE I AM NOW DEALING...
11-06-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,258
Posted By FrenchFit

Well, I live is something of a premiere riding...

Well, I live is something of a premiere riding territory in California, and yes the majority of cyclist wear helmets. But the majority of cyclists fit into the club rider, Lance rider and commuter...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,604
Posted By FrenchFit

Compact geometry, brifters, disc brakes, alu...

Compact geometry, brifters, disc brakes, alu fork, Alivio ... is this some sort of joke, a parody? I'd expect this would be some generic China brand sold at Walmart.
10-15-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By FrenchFit

Put a cane creek Thudbuster seatpost on the...

Put a cane creek Thudbuster seatpost on the hardtail. Similar result, $100-150. I've used the short travel and long travel, I like the long travel better.
10-15-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,143
Posted By FrenchFit

I bike and drive this section routinely. I...

I bike and drive this section routinely. I suspect the problem is the two intersections/red lights are too close to each other without segregation elements. If the driver looks past the first ped...
10-05-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,381
Posted By FrenchFit

I had a 721A if I recall correctly. It was...

I had a 721A if I recall correctly. It was unforgiving, stiff ride. Otherwise, nice bike.
09-29-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,825
Posted By FrenchFit

Thumbs up It seems somewhat universal that once someone...

It seems somewhat universal that once someone rides a nice e-bike they have an OMG! moment. We've had a least one e-bike in the garage for 5 years, even though our road bikes get use 80% of the time...
09-13-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By FrenchFit

:thumb: This needs to be said more often. ...

:thumb: This needs to be said more often.

In a more cynical moments I feel like bike tech peaked several years, or decades, ago; it seems like diminishing returns since. Your comment was about FD...
09-13-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,517
Posted By FrenchFit

Thanks all. 26.6, perfect fit.

Thanks all. 26.6, perfect fit.
09-10-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,522
Posted By FrenchFit

The Cabium saddles have serious roll-off at the...

The Cabium saddles have serious roll-off at the edges. I tried a C17 and disliked it for that reason, it rode very small for a mid-size saddle. I think I would nix the C19 for the same reason. ...
09-10-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,325
Posted By FrenchFit

Run, swim, and/or lift free weights.

Run, swim, and/or lift free weights.
09-10-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,517
Posted By FrenchFit

The previous seatpost was pretty smooth,...

The previous seatpost was pretty smooth, obviously some twist marks. OK, so I ordered a 26.6 replacement and keeping fingers crossed.

These sizes of seatposts aren't in my junkbox, circa 1980...
09-10-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,517
Posted By FrenchFit

Picking the Correct Size Seatpost, 26, 26.2, 26.4?

It's an old Japanese frame, had a non-stock 26.8 seatpost installed. Way too tight, I needed to twist it out with a pipe wrench. However, the seat tube and compression cut wasn't deformed, just...
09-09-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,517
Posted By FrenchFit

OMG, we have to send an email to all those elite...

OMG, we have to send an email to all those elite endurance athletes that are low carb, high fat adapted - "YOU HAVE IT ALL WRONG FOOLS! READ BIKE FORUM POSTS IMMEDIATELY!"

I doubt sugar is your...
09-05-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,356
Posted By FrenchFit

There are different designs, like the thudbuster...

There are different designs, like the thudbuster I use on my heavy upright bikes and rigid MTB. The problem can be -- you pay with a weight penalty. As far as pedaling efficiency, they work great...
Forum: Introductions
09-04-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By FrenchFit

We have walked a similar path. Our togetherness...

We have walked a similar path. Our togetherness bike rides picked up dramatically once the kids left to college.

As said, club rides are very useful. It gets old over time, same routes, people,...
09-04-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 332,657
Posted By FrenchFit

I agree, it was like a student project taken too...

I agree, it was like a student project taken too seriously. I wanted to keep watching to see if it would come fully off the tracks and fall into pure camp.

I would bump up First Man simply because...
09-04-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,700
Posted By FrenchFit

It depends on the rider and the ebike, just...

It depends on the rider and the ebike, just common sense. My spouse rides her ebike, (PAS-Copenhagen Wheel), when we do hilly routes, faster group rides or particularly long rides. She's become...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,980
Posted By FrenchFit

i think you could ride a 62cm bike, certainly...

i think you could ride a 62cm bike, certainly 60cm. The stack height issue is not going away, and I suspect you will feel cramped over time. I rode a fixed gear a size or two small but that was...
08-22-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,095
Posted By FrenchFit

That is very helpful, right on point. Thanks....

That is very helpful, right on point. Thanks. :thumb:
08-21-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,095
Posted By FrenchFit

Wow, I appreciate the responses, as...

Wow, I appreciate the responses, as non-responsive as they may be. :foo:

So, none of you bike fit gurus has any real authority to reference on how tactical saddle position affects muscle...
08-20-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,095
Posted By FrenchFit

Quad Dominant Tactics & Saddle Position

OK bike fit gurus --

From cycling and running I am very quad dominant, which is something I am working through with my strength coach. One bike fit tactic that I've reviewed to recruit the entire...
08-20-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,137
Posted By FrenchFit

Heresy, abomination. :troll: Actually, I...

Heresy, abomination. :troll:

Actually, I went though this but in the other direction. I went from a 54 track bike, 56cm road bikes, to 59-60cm frames. Got rid of a number of smaller bikes, even...
08-20-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,540
Posted By FrenchFit

I ride with a couple of groups weekly. There are...

I ride with a couple of groups weekly. There are drawbacks, and safety issues from within you own group is one. Another is the group will often hold you back if you are a strong rider, over time you...
08-14-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By FrenchFit

Mine is about a year old. No bleeding noticed,...

Mine is about a year old. No bleeding noticed, but I don't typically wear white or tan shorts. The leather is thicker than a Brooks, takes a longer to break in. High quality imho.
08-13-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,981
Posted By FrenchFit

Well, on no drop rides someone acts as a sweeper...

Well, on no drop rides someone acts as a sweeper and if you join it means someone is going to feel obligated to go back to check on you as well. Additionally, my groups have certain safety...
08-10-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By FrenchFit

8 SIS Long Cage RD - STI Compatible?

I picked up a frankenbike, nice frame (Miyata 610).

It has a stock triple but a newer Shimano 8 SIS long cage RD and a spread rear with an 8 speed HG. I want to keep the triple. So, if I'm...
08-07-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By FrenchFit

Talking That Sacto bike is pretty cool. But...the color...

That Sacto bike is pretty cool. But...the color choice for that cable, seat and grips is an abomination - I couldn't do business with someone with that aesthetic.

Just saying.
08-07-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,653
Posted By FrenchFit

Very happy with these tires, I run them 95/105...

Very happy with these tires, I run them 95/105 and I'm a big guy. Still on the original pair, but I have back-ups. Can't give mileage cause I rotate through the bike barn. I think the IIIs were...
08-03-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,449
Posted By FrenchFit

The OP would benefit by reading "Easy Strength"...

The OP would benefit by reading "Easy Strength" as you suggest, the quadrants discussion is enlightening. But man, those are some seriously ol' skool attitudes, and I mean ATTiTudes. First book I've...
08-02-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,453
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Views: 529,633
Posted By FrenchFit

Well it was disappointing, and not nearly as hot...

Well it was disappointing, and not nearly as hot as I hoped. A couple of days the humidity was in the 90s and it was a sticky mess, but still...hotter would have been OK. I ran in the mornings but...
07-31-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,695
Posted By FrenchFit

If "life is your battlefield", you are doing it...

If "life is your battlefield", you are doing it right:

"I train like I'm training for the Olympics or for a Mr. America contest, the way I've always trained my whole life. You see, life is a...
07-30-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,040
Posted By FrenchFit

:beer:

:beer:
07-30-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,040
Posted By FrenchFit

Thanks all :); did 2 hours on the road and some...

Thanks all :); did 2 hours on the road and some gravel, nothing new.
07-30-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,289
Posted By FrenchFit

We went through this years ago. Lots of test...

We went through this years ago. Lots of test rides. The runner up was a Riv Cheviot, https://www.rivbike.com/products/frame-cheviot but I suspect that's out of the price range. Very nice riding...
07-30-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,040
Posted By FrenchFit

Rear Tire Clearance - 2.5mm

Put a 700x28 rear tire on my Bianchi road bike, clears the brake bridge on tire top by 6 laminated business cards, about 2.5mm, at full pressure. Plenty of room on the sides. Is there are rule of...
07-29-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,899
Posted By FrenchFit

Thank you for posting that article, I sorta...

Thank you for posting that article, I sorta agree. Yet, I think Mark is younger than me and I'd bet I could run, swim and cycle him into the ground. Like most weight lifters he looks 50 lbs...
07-28-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,900
Posted By FrenchFit

Modern Bianchis are a bit tough to fit me, most...

Modern Bianchis are a bit tough to fit me, most have a short stack height. I am now apparently 5'10.5" accordingly to my doctors, I've been shrinking. I definitely opt for larger frames, though...
07-27-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,605
Posted By FrenchFit

Seriously? It's the NASCAR of the cycling...

Seriously? It's the NASCAR of the cycling community. Who cares?

My wife and I have attended velodrome races, crits and Amgen. I can't say there were many memorable moments. My wife wants to...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,276
Posted By FrenchFit

I rode a hi-ten bike for a couple of years as a...

I rode a hi-ten bike for a couple of years as a commuter. Loved, loved, loved that ride, soaked up everything, comfortable for 5 miles or 60. Had 27" wheels as well - even better. Fortunately,...
07-25-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,253
Posted By FrenchFit

:thumb: Agreed, but I use the green Phil Wood...

:thumb: Agreed, but I use the green Phil Wood grease on everything. One tube lasts me for years. "Simichrome" for chrome polishing.
07-22-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,724
Posted By FrenchFit

I sold a smaller Miyata frame, replaced it with a...

I sold a smaller Miyata frame, replaced it with a very nice Koga Gentsracer off eBay. All the components were a direct swap over, though longer cables were necessary of course. Excellent frame and...
07-22-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,253
Posted By FrenchFit

Congrats on your acquisition. I have rejuvenated...

Congrats on your acquisition. I have rejuvenated a half dozen Miyatas, 2 have become long-term keepers. They are wonderful bikes to tinker on ... and ride.

There are excellent posts, I don't have...
07-21-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 332,657
Posted By FrenchFit

BlacKkKlansman (2018) 7.5/10 A fun watch, a...

BlacKkKlansman (2018) 7.5/10

A fun watch, a Spike Lee movie. I felt like it was more of a vehicle for its star, John David Washington. He is an amazing guy.
07-21-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 332,657
Posted By FrenchFit

Lady In the Water (2006) 8.5/10 Making the...

Lady In the Water (2006) 8.5/10

Making the rounds on cable this month. One of the worst reviewed movies of the year, lost money, announced the decline of M. Night Shyamalan as a writer and...
07-21-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,342
Posted By FrenchFit

Oh baby! When I first switched it up with cages,...

Oh baby! When I first switched it up with cages, clipless and platforms (10 bikes) it was a nightmare. Muscle memory was useless, come to the stop and make the move I made on the last bike I rode,...
07-21-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,908
Posted By FrenchFit

You clearly have more experience at this type of...

You clearly have more experience at this type of dialogue than I do. I trust you have streamers on your bike :D
07-21-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,908
Posted By FrenchFit

Nonsense, Read the Code in Davis, you'll be...

Nonsense, Read the Code in Davis, you'll be ticketed on campus or in the city: Davis Municipal Code (Davis, California) (http://qcode.us/codes/davis/) The crazy State of Florida is an outlier.
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