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01-27-23, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By phughes

Tilt of saddle = fit. Using a chamois is a way of...

Tilt of saddle = fit. Using a chamois is a way of mitigating an issue, but what caused the issue? The OP also complained of soft tissue pain, usually caused by fit, too high seat height, too much...
01-14-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,382
Posted By chain_whipped

Tubs vs. Cinchers-bathtub vs. corset... How about...

Tubs vs. Cinchers-bathtub vs. corset... How about both?
01-13-23, 09:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,382
Posted By Fredo76

No kidding! Tubulars are much more...

No kidding! Tubulars are much more straight-forward, in my experience, although my experience may be the reason why I think so.

The by-now knee-jerk, automatic rejection of tubulars is based on...
01-09-23, 09:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,222
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Kudos for getting out there with your wife! It's...

Kudos for getting out there with your wife! It's more fun to play with someone else. We've done several different walking things. We have a 2.7 mile, 350' loop through our neighborhood which we...
01-07-23, 09:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,199
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

In many cases, being on the very tall end of the...

In many cases, being on the very tall end of the production size offerings of companies makes things easy, at least as a place to start. For vintage bikes and their trusty horizontal top tubes, I...
12-21-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,413
Posted By tomato coupe

Not a semantics issue -- you just wrote the wrong...

Not a semantics issue -- you just wrote the wrong thing. Big E fields are problematic, not tiny E fields. Just chalk it up to a brain fart and move on.
12-11-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,383
Posted By cpsqlrwn

Responding to your post, I am not familiar with...

Responding to your post, I am not familiar with the 660S, only the 660 which is a racing model one step below the 760 and is included in the racing catalog. The models/years/colors sheet does not...
11-28-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By Bob Ross

You have a power meter?!?! Plan B definitely...

You have a power meter?!?! Plan B definitely sounds like a winner...and frankly, sounds like what every cyclist, irrespective of their current conditioning, should consider.
Remember: "Average Speed...
11-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Absolutely. Our group has been riding 3 different...

Absolutely. Our group has been riding 3 different routes, same start and finish point, for I don't remember how long . . . We have names for the groups: Rabbits, Goldilocks, and Laughers. This is a...
11-26-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By Trakhak

One of the strongest of the several wunderkind...

One of the strongest of the several wunderkind riders who have been outrageously successful over the last few seasons of pro racing follows a training program that's easy for even us older folk to...
11-22-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By OldTryGuy

:thumb: :thumb: Plan C for ME. Ride SOLO...

:thumb: :thumb:

Plan C for ME. Ride SOLO beginning after midnight and until this 72yo's broken, worn out, cancer issue body says enough. Last Thursday - 8.38 miles. Last Friday - 20.02 miles. Last...
11-22-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Iride01

Now you are sorta talking two different things. ...

Now you are sorta talking two different things. We were only talking about how to measure saddle height originally.

Now you seem to be talking about how one determines their proper saddle...
11-22-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By Bald Paul

Change in plans (getting back into shape)

After a year of almost no riding (only about 250 miles total) I'm now able to start up again.
At my age (70) a year off takes more of a toll on your conditioning than it used to.
I've finding...
11-19-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By zandoval

My old arthritic guy inability to adapt, has...

My old arthritic guy inability to adapt, has caused me to set up my bikes as close to each other as possible. Because of this I measure what I call the Working Distance of Seat to Pedal, instead of...
11-18-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By SJX426

The Bianchi that joined the stall has its...

The Bianchi that joined the stall has its original head set which is integrated. There are 35 balls top and bottom. Amazingly, it is in great shape despite being 51 years old....
10-30-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By nomadmax

Your fit and cycling has kept you in pretty good...

Your fit and cycling has kept you in pretty good health. I wouldn't change a thing :roflmao2:
10-07-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,406
Posted By bikemig

You might want to try tape rather than glue.

You might want to try tape rather than glue.
09-28-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,710
Posted By BlazingPedals

Remember: there are no tailwinds, there are only...

Remember: there are no tailwinds, there are only days in which you're awesome.
09-13-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By Iride01

Yes it typically will reduce the effective saddle...

Yes it typically will reduce the effective saddle height. So you might have to raise your saddle. But if we are only talking about silly little milimeters, then your new position with respect to...
08-10-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By alcjphil

You need a 1/8" chain to fit a 1/8" cog

You need a 1/8" chain to fit a 1/8" cog
07-27-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By greatbasin

Your assessment sounds very subjective. There...

Your assessment sounds very subjective. There are objective criteria for bike fit that generally play out, like setting the seat-top to pedal-platform distance (along line of seat tube) about 109%...
07-06-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,592
Posted By urbanknight

pinch >...

pinch >...
06-03-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,037
Posted By Ttom

Steel

I get it now I have read many time that steel bikes flex giving them a smoother ride and that sounds good on paper but seriously how much "flexing" can you get out of steel? My previous bike was...
05-17-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,290
Posted By beng1

It does not counter anything at all, because I am...

It does not counter anything at all, because I am interested in seeing how fast I can go without clips or straps.
05-12-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By bruce19

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age...

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words...
05-09-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By irwin7638

Septuagenarian cycling

That was a mouthful just writing it down, but since I'm officially qualified to talk about it, I thought I'd try. Having seven decades behind me I really don't know what to say. Things don't...
04-13-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By cyclezen

so, when I saw your images of the Power Saddle,...

so, when I saw your images of the Power Saddle, it immediately struck me how 'unusual' the shape is...
The general width of the saddle is not the issue as much as the progression of slimming which...
03-28-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,900
Posted By zandoval

Adjusting that saddle is real important. There is...

Adjusting that saddle is real important. There is not a real formula. I have noticed that moving the saddle forward or back just a few millimeters has made tremendous changes in my ride now that I am...
03-28-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,900
Posted By Calsun

I want to have my butt centered on the widest...

I want to have my butt centered on the widest part of the saddle and be able to comfortably reach the handlebars while having my back at a 45 degree angle. When riding, having warmed up for 10...
03-26-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,514
Posted By merziac

Prussian Blue dye check, messy and effective. ;)

Prussian Blue dye check, messy and effective. ;)
03-26-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By dddd

No. The 979 and later 992 were both made of...

No. The 979 and later 992 were both made of aluminum tubes bonded to cast aluminum lugs.

The OP has 130mm hubs, but another choice (that I employed in order to get more gears on my 126mm-spaced...
03-25-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,397
Posted By hazetguy

Handel bars ...

Handel bars

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:beer:
03-04-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,110
Posted By Wildwood

I am waaaaay beyond amateur. Basically, I'm a...

I am waaaaay beyond amateur.
Basically, I'm a hack, with some daring.

where's that resto-mod pic? Pardon the front wheel qr on the ds....
02-21-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 912
Posted By Retoocs

Cage size determines the derailleur's capacity....

Cage size determines the derailleur's capacity. The capacity is the difference in the number of teeth of the big and small chainrings + the difference in the number of teeth of the big and small cog...
12-26-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,113
Posted By 70sSanO

The video was simply fascinating. If someone...

The video was simply fascinating.

If someone could reverse aging, how many would be able to mentally and financially sustain their life to 150 years or more.

The grind of the modern world is...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-03-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,556
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One name has already been mentioned. The other...

One name has already been mentioned. The other has made it known that he's not looking to expand his client list, so I won't pass it along. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
12-02-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,556
Posted By mprince

Just to add to this, scratch Joe Bell off of the...

Just to add to this, scratch Joe Bell off of the short term list if you are not already in his queue. I spoke to him this morning and he is not accepting any new work for the forseeable future as...
11-29-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,567
Posted By Doug Fattic

A shortish history of modern American frame builders

The general population of adult Americans did not ride bicycles until the bike boom of 1970. Before then they were for kids to get around until they finally got their driver’s license. I saw my 1st...
10-31-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,462
Posted By Rowan

Odd as it may seem, but to me this has been one...

Odd as it may seem, but to me this has been one of the best and most entertaining threads I have seen on BikeForums for ages (even ever). Great bunch of guys who have contributed over the decades to...
09-19-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,090
Posted By qcpmsame

Got my SSI stuff submitted, come 31 October 2021...

Got my SSI stuff submitted, come 31 October 2021 I am out of there. At least that is my current story, just re-certified with USACE/NAVFAC as a quality engineer.

My list is at three, the ones I...
09-03-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 61,274
Posted By jamesdak

No problem, all my rides from the past 3 or 4...

No problem, all my rides from the past 3 or 4 years are on Strava. You just have to find them, LOL!!!

I just pulled down my lightest steel bike and retaped the tapping valvestems that are so...
08-09-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,425
Posted By seypat

Can you slide the derailleur up then put a piece...

Can you slide the derailleur up then put a piece of something(metal, plastic, rubber wood) under the derailleur/through the slot so it can't slide down any. Maybe with tabs you can bend down on each...
06-06-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,772
Posted By krakhaus

Are the mods just totally ignoring this thread?...

Are the mods just totally ignoring this thread? Maybe my 10 speed Mondonico will get their attention....
05-18-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,107
Posted By gugie

PSA - Society of Three Speed membership

The Society of Three Speeds (S.O.T.S.) is the mindchild of Portland local Shaun Granton (https://societyofthreespeeds.wordpress.com/). Among other things, he's an illustrator and lover of many things...
05-13-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,089
Posted By BlazingPedals

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone....

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone. Not just for the people who think 15 mph is "racing," and not for those who actually race. There are types both here, as well as quite a few in...
03-17-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,994
Posted By phughes

Yeah... no. Unweighting the torso allows you to...

Yeah... no. Unweighting the torso allows you to expend energy on actually putting your energy into powering the bike, rather than expending energy to keep yourself in position on the bike. It also...
02-28-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By oldwinger14

Go to the Brooks website and follow their...

Go to the Brooks website and follow their recommendations.
02-17-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,718
Posted By qcpmsame

Always love seeing you post pics of the Alpina,...

Always love seeing you post pics of the Alpina, it is such a pretty, classically built and configured bicycle. As to tubs, personally I use glue, out of habit since 1979. The modern tape is much...
12-18-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,973
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've been using a half-step-plus-granny for about...

I've been using a half-step-plus-granny for about 20 years now, and find it very useful.
It is a 3 x 7 arrangement, with 26-46-49 chainrings and a 7 speed cassette with 13-15-17-20-23-26-30. The...
12-06-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,503
Posted By bbpo8

OP here. From the distance of a few weeks,...

OP here.

From the distance of a few weeks, I'm starting to put the brouhaha in perspective.

I''ve ridden old bikes all my life (59 out of 70 years). In the last six months I began delving into...
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