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12-08-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 597
Posted By delbiker1

I just finished this one last week. It's the most...

I just finished this one last week. It's the most versatile bike set up I ever did. I have had the bike since it was new in 2006. I have a 46/34 and 11-32 on it, but am going to try 46/38. It is...
12-07-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By delbiker1

5 G, 2021 done

This past weekend I hit the 5,000 mile mark for the year. Due to problems with my left shoulder, I am shutting it down for the year. I know I have a couple of small, partial tears and a large cyst...
12-06-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 502
Posted By delbiker1

One of my favorites is regular oatmeal with a raw...

One of my favorites is regular oatmeal with a raw egg added at the start of the cooking, sitting right at the middle on top. In the serving bowl I add tbsp honey, handful of blueberries or whatever...
12-03-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 4,398
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, I have no responsibility for the safety of a...

IMO, I have no responsibility for the safety of a stranger that jumps on my back wheel. My responsibility is my safety. At this point in my bike world, this is a bit of moot point as I almost never...
12-02-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 48,112
Posted By delbiker1

nlerner , What is the single speed in the above...

nlerner , What is the single speed in the above picture. I cannot make out he name. What tires are on it?
12-02-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 15,865
Posted By delbiker1

I have been listening to a particular song quite...

I have been listening to a particular song quite a bit lately. "Hyperdrive" by Jefferson Starship from the Dragonfly album, 1974. I saw them in concert that fall at the Cap Center in D.C. Grace Slick...
12-02-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 48,112
Posted By delbiker1

My Soma Smoothie, bought frame and fork new in...

My Soma Smoothie, bought frame and fork new in 2019 and built it with 105 7000 groupset, Zonda wheels, and a mix of other components. They are appropriately named, smooth long ride comfortable, well...
12-02-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 44,763
Posted By delbiker1

This sounds very familiar to me. Last year, a...

This sounds very familiar to me. Last year, a leap year, I set a goal of 7320 miles to average 20 mpd for the whole year. I hit the 7320 on Nov. 30th and swore I would take it easy for the month of...
12-02-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By delbiker1

What do you mean by the cogs have slightly...

What do you mean by the cogs have slightly different sizes? Are you talking about the tooth count of the cogs. That will make no difference in the shifting. I have used Shimano and Sram cassettes...
12-02-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By delbiker1

You state that it looks like you could fit two...

You state that it looks like you could fit two more bearings. I believe that it should look like you could add one more ball bearing, not two. I had a similar problem with the first threaded headset...
12-01-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 44,763
Posted By delbiker1

Month of November 603 miles, leaves me 80 miles...

Month of November 603 miles, leaves me 80 miles short of 5000 for 2021. This will make 5 years in a row with at least that many, 41,000 in the last 8 years.
11-30-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,309
Posted By delbiker1

chaadster , nice looking Fiat. I always liked...

chaadster , nice looking Fiat. I always liked that model.
11-30-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,309
Posted By delbiker1

Quote, chaadster : They make the lux paint on the...

Quote, chaadster : They make the lux paint on the Venturi look great, but also provide some protection against salty sweat marring that paint.

I almost bought one of those a number of years ago. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20,275
Views: 4,571,559
Posted By delbiker1

One of the cheaper purchases I have made for bike...

One of the cheaper purchases I have made for bike accessories, market baskets. They are actually kitchen storage baskets I found on Sierra Trading Post, $15 for the pair. They are just the right size...
11-29-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,675
Posted By delbiker1

If you can afford it, you just validated getting...

If you can afford it, you just validated getting the Dura Ace. You will no longer have to wonder about differences and value. You will know from your experience. I have never had Dura Ace, the...
Forum: Introductions
11-29-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome HB. I was a lurker for a couple of years...

Welcome HB. I was a lurker for a couple of years before actually joining up. Indeed, the want for more bikes has increased significantly as my bike world has expanded. I have found that no matter...
11-28-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By delbiker1

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/schwinn_2_04f2966ea0d3b01e5d50bd54a431ab4d8de2c2aa.jpg
Back from ride with groceries...
11-28-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By delbiker1

Markert Bike

I did more changes on the Schwinn. It now has racks and baskets on the front and back. I had been looking for baskets that were not too big or heavy. I found some on Sierra Trading Post for $15 for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,495
Posted By delbiker1

I believe I definitely feel a difference in the...

I believe I definitely feel a difference in the ride quality from one set of tires to another. Tubes also make a difference. Regarding speed, probably not as much difference as one is feeling when...
11-26-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By delbiker1

Kudos to you. Commitment and consistency are what...

Kudos to you. Commitment and consistency are what get you to those numbers.

As of today, I am 190 short of 5000. This wil be the 5th consecutive year with at least that many. I am 69, I had never...
11-26-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By delbiker1

I have not used Polartech, but I have used a...

I have not used Polartech, but I have used a couple of similar "cooling" materials. My experience is that they work ok until the temperature and humidity are high enough that they don't. IMO, no help...
11-25-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By delbiker1

I have so much to be thankful for that sometimes...

I have so much to be thankful for that sometimes it gets hazy and some of it is lost in the moments view. I always remember that, at some point, on a bike ride. This morning I am going to make a...
11-24-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 792
Posted By delbiker1

If vintage relates to being older and taking more...

If vintage relates to being older and taking more time, effort and money to replace something, I am surely vintage. During my ride today, I was thinking about 2021 nearing it's end, I realized, when...
Forum: Introductions
11-23-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By delbiker1

Glad to have you. Three bikes, I think, is about...

Glad to have you. Three bikes, I think, is about the perfect number for me. When I seriously think about which 3 that would be, that is when the problem arises.
11-22-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 857
Posted By delbiker1

Your nearest powder coater.

Your nearest powder coater.
11-21-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By delbiker1

I cannot comment on the difference as I have only...

I cannot comment on the difference as I have only short pull. I can comment on BB7 vs Shimano mech. disc BR-R617. IME, the Shimano are much better than the BB7. I have them on different bikes and...
11-20-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By delbiker1

jamesdak , That is outstanding. The detail is...

jamesdak , That is outstanding. The detail is fantastic. I am not usually a huge fan of white, but I think that is the nicest looking white bike I've ever seen.

I just looked through the...
11-20-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By delbiker1

Divorce the spouse and save $4.95 every time you...

Divorce the spouse and save $4.95 every time you buy a new bike.
11-20-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By delbiker1

I like to ride early in the morning. In colder...

I like to ride early in the morning. In colder temps, I do find myself now waiting until later, as I am doing at present time, Something I did not do much this year, but, starting my day off with a...
11-20-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By delbiker1

I believe that all 4600, 5600 6600, 5700 and 6700...

I believe that all 4600, 5600 6600, 5700 and 6700 are interchangeable. Tiagra 4700 is not compatible with any of them. The 5700-6700 have under the bar wrap cabling. IMO, the 4600-5600-6600 operate...
11-19-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By delbiker1

Do you have any interest in used framesets?

Do you have any interest in used framesets?
11-18-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By delbiker1

Maelochs , the bike is a Schwinn Super Sport DBX...

Maelochs , the bike is a Schwinn Super Sport DBX with one of the decals shortened to SS. It has 9 speed 46/34 up front, 11-32 in back. Original was 50/36 and I think 11-25.

livedarklions , for the...
11-17-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By delbiker1

Just today I had a really nice, relaxing ride on...

Just today I had a really nice, relaxing ride on my 2006 Schwinn SS DBX, and was thinking about this very thing. I posted about the ride and the bike in the general discussion forum, with the subject...
11-17-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By delbiker1

Casual ride = relaxing fun

I took my Schwinn SS DBX out for a casual ride today. I had a couple of errands/visits to do. I was paying no attention to speed, time or distance. I was having such a good, relaxing time I just...
11-17-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 333
Posted By delbiker1

I do not understand why you would want to drop to...

I do not understand why you would want to drop to a 38 when you have a 36 middle. I understand you are not pushing big gear inches, but the 38 makes the gearing awfully low. I also am not familiar...
11-17-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,582
Posted By delbiker1

I think the consumers are fooling themselves more...

I think the consumers are fooling themselves more than marketing is fooling them. We let our ego over ride our brain and turn a want into a need. I am not knocking the OP, but these kinds of rants...
11-17-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By delbiker1

To me, they look like a decent wheel set for the...

To me, they look like a decent wheel set for the price. Reality is, for that price, decent is enough. Give them a try and report back.
11-16-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 65,210
Views: 10,218,458
Posted By delbiker1

I am having the same issue with 53/54 cm bikes. A...

I am having the same issue with 53/54 cm bikes. A couple of years ago, I was seriously looking for a bike and there were not many of that size that I was interested in. It seems like since spring of...
11-16-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,520
Posted By delbiker1

I plain just love riding bikes. I no longer pay...

I plain just love riding bikes. I no longer pay as much attention to avg. speed, time and distance. I have been keeping track of my miles for the past few years, but not as a metric. I do...
11-16-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By delbiker1

I do have a bike with a triple that I rarely...

I do have a bike with a triple that I rarely ride, not due to the triple. I live in a very flat area and do not need extremes for either the cassette or crank set. My favorite crank set up now is...
11-16-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By delbiker1

I have thoughts on the whole thing, NOT ME. Go...

I have thoughts on the whole thing, NOT ME. Go ahead with it if you are comfortable with it. Report back to the BF with time, cost, quality and safety of the finished product, please.
11-16-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By delbiker1

You are incorrect. I just googled that derailleur...

You are incorrect. I just googled that derailleur and looked at a couple of pictures. That should be at that angle. It has to do with the cable pull being correct for the derailleur to move properly.
11-14-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,064
Posted By delbiker1

James, I know that bike gets a lot of looks going...

James, I know that bike gets a lot of looks going down the road. My ride, on my Soma Smoothie, started about 11 am with light SW wind and low 60's, at 1 pm it was 70 deg, by 2 pm down to 62 with wind...
11-12-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,940
Posted By delbiker1

Like always, very nice bikes. Two that stand out...

Like always, very nice bikes. Two that stand out for me: Condor Acciaio Stainless and The Hampsten Strada Bianca. I think the Condor gets the drool award. I want it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By delbiker1

Holy Grime, Batman!

Holy Grime, Batman!
11-10-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By delbiker1

Well, darn, should have gotten up earlier. In...

Well, darn, should have gotten up earlier. In line, in case.
11-10-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,293
Posted By delbiker1

I think I cannot give this a definitive answer. I...

I think I cannot give this a definitive answer. I have 8 bikes and like riding all of them. The one I probably think of first most of the time is my Soma Smoothie, 105 7000 group set, Zonda wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By delbiker1

I cannot say it definitely will. I can tell you...

I cannot say it definitely will. I can tell you that I am using a 30t with both 6600 and 5700 short cages with no issues. Both are with 6750, 50/34 crank sets, one with 5700 shifters and one with...
11-08-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks for the reply and the offer. My brain...

Thanks for the reply and the offer. My brain caught up and I really do not need. I pass with apologies.
11-08-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By delbiker1

deux jambes Okay, since this has been started; I...

deux jambes Okay, since this has been started; I would take the mini U and the cable. Since they are heavy, shipping cost might be prohibitive.
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