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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,100
Posted By bruce19

What was said was an attempt to ridicule a BF...

What was said was an attempt to ridicule a BF member. Ridicule and humor are not the same. Ridicule is an ad hominem attack. Apparently, some here can't distinguish. So be it. Now I am done with this.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,100
Posted By bruce19

Your idea of humor is deriding someone else? Have...

Your idea of humor is deriding someone else? Have a nice life.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,100
Posted By bruce19

Sorry but that's a total BS statement. Not to...

Sorry but that's a total BS statement. Not to mention disrespectful. People are entitled to their opinions based on their experiences.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,100
Posted By bruce19

I have mechanical disc brakes on my Colnago World...

I have mechanical disc brakes on my Colnago World Cup CX. Have had this bike for over 5 years. The brakes have been problem free. I have no experience that would lead me to say they are terrible.
09-26-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By bruce19

It was a beautiful day here in NE CT too. Three...

It was a beautiful day here in NE CT too. Three of us went out for 23 miles at 14 mph. It was windy at 10 mph which was a headwind for the final 8 miles. But, just a great day.
09-26-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,215
Posted By bruce19

The only thing I can add to this discussion is my...

The only thing I can add to this discussion is my experience with tubeless. So far it's been 3 years with tubeless on 2 of my road bikes and my GF's road bike. We've had zero flats or problems of any...
09-26-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,935
Posted By bruce19

My GURU Sidero was built in Montreal, eh? ...

My GURU Sidero was built in Montreal, eh?


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09-24-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,755
Posted By bruce19

I had a 124 Sport Coupe. That was a very nice car...

I had a 124 Sport Coupe. That was a very nice car but it rusted away.
Forum: For Sale
09-23-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By bruce19

Totally fascinating to me. And, my size. But, I...

Totally fascinating to me. And, my size. But, I just can't justify another road bike. Wish I could. Good luck. Someone is going to end up with a nice bike.
09-23-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By bruce19

Wow. I wasn't expecting to see Steve. He's a...

Wow. I wasn't expecting to see Steve. He's a friend and the guy who did my fit. Very good at what he does and his LBS is among the best. His video is right on the money. This is what I've been doing...
09-21-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,232
Posted By bruce19

I can't relate. I have always put my cell phone...

I can't relate. I have always put my cell phone in my rear center pocket and have never had a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By bruce19

You're right. She has 3 nice bikes and I have 4...

You're right. She has 3 nice bikes and I have 4 that I love. FWIW, I have bought her several jerseys and shorts all from Assos. We tend to treat each other well. A friend leads and announces rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By bruce19

Can't do that. There are legal complications that...

Can't do that. There are legal complications that are about both of us having kids from other marriages. Neither of us want to complicate inheritances. Of course, in my case, this just means my son...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By bruce19

This is what I have. I think it's pretty narrow...

This is what I have. I think it's pretty narrow at the seat post.

https://www.lizardskins.com/product-details?h=cache-saddle-bag-jet-black&c=bike_bags&t=seat_bag&v=0
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,154
Posted By bruce19

Totally understood.

Totally understood.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 249,582
Posted By bruce19

If I didn't already have and love my CAAD 12 I'd...

If I didn't already have and love my CAAD 12 I'd be looking for a CAAD 13.
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09-12-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,999
Posted By bruce19

Speedplay Zeros or Frogs are my "go to." Do what...

Speedplay Zeros or Frogs are my "go to." Do what works for you.
09-12-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,133
Posted By bruce19

Nice. I've actually had some segment...

Nice. I've actually had some segment improvements. Mostly due to different strategies, technique and a change from 50/34 to 52/36 on my CAAD 12. FWIW both crank sets run with a 11x28 cassette. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By bruce19

Where do you find a 25% grade? That's huge.

Where do you find a 25% grade? That's huge.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,154
Posted By bruce19

Specialized once sued a bike shop called The...

Specialized once sued a bike shop called The Roubaix Cycling Studio in Canada for copyright infringement. As if they themselves hadn't "borrowed" the name. Between their corporate antics and Trek's...
09-12-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,755
Posted By bruce19

My '05 Ducati SS1000DS. After I broke my neck in...

My '05 Ducati SS1000DS. After I broke my neck in a cycling accident and had C1 & C2 fused my ROM made it difficult to ride in this position. So, I gave this bike to my son and bought that Monster...
09-12-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,133
Posted By bruce19

I use Strava to track my fitness. At age 75 I...

I use Strava to track my fitness. At age 75 I like to see if I'm declining with age. I also use it to keep track of friends to see how and what they're doing.
09-12-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 837
Posted By bruce19

I do carry a tube but it's more out of habit....

I do carry a tube but it's more out of habit. Three years on tubeless and zero flats/punctures of any kind. I, too, sometimes wonder why I'm doing that.
09-12-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By bruce19

I just went from a 100 mm stem to a 110 mm. My...

I just went from a 100 mm stem to a 110 mm. My bike was always comfortable but after the switch my hands and arms felt even more comfortable. It allows me to stretch out just enough more to be one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By bruce19

I've heard that Campy is god awful expensive. Not...

I've heard that Campy is god awful expensive. Not sure about DI2.
09-10-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By bruce19

Just be patient with yourself and enjoy the ride....

Just be patient with yourself and enjoy the ride. The idea is to get off the bike and think..."Can't wait to do it again." The rest will come.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,110
Posted By bruce19

I'd have to start by seeing how/when the OP...

I'd have to start by seeing how/when the OP shifts and spins the pedals before I could suggest "solutions."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,534
Posted By bruce19

Nicely done. Enjoy.

Nicely done. Enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By bruce19

Got a bike industry lesson......

My GF rides a Colnago CL-X that is an endurance geometry bike. It's about 5 yrs old. Over the years she has bought me a Masi Gran Criterium S w/ Dura Ace (now 15 yrs old) and my CAAD 12. When she...
09-10-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By bruce19

I'm feeling quite fortunate that I generally have...

I'm feeling quite fortunate that I generally have proportional body dimensions. I have a 32.5" inseam and my original height (I'm older and shorter now) was 5'10 1/2". For my entire 40 yrs of cycling...
09-10-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,434
Posted By bruce19

That has not been my experience. I grew up on...

That has not been my experience. I grew up on steel, my last one being a MAZA (not Masi) Prestige which was Columbus TSX. My current GURU Sidero (steel) is very different from any other steel bike...
09-09-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,755
Posted By bruce19

748 is a really nice Ducati much...

748 is a really nice Ducati much underappreciated. I wish still had my 998 Bayliss Replica. Another keeper I let go.
09-09-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,434
Posted By bruce19

I wondered about that too. I'd love to see the...

I wondered about that too. I'd love to see the facts behind that comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,485
Posted By bruce19

There are a lot of things in life that change....

There are a lot of things in life that change. I'm always annoyed. I never want to be forced into new stuff when I'm used to the "old" stuff. I've had to tell myself to just learn the "new" and see...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,485
Posted By bruce19

It "looks" like a PITA or did you actually have a...

It "looks" like a PITA or did you actually have a problem?
09-09-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,755
Posted By bruce19

The name TVR Griffith jumped to mind but I don't...

The name TVR Griffith jumped to mind but I don't think that's what it is.
09-08-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,755
Posted By bruce19

Did not know there was a Capri JPS. I do still...

Did not know there was a Capri JPS. I do still lust over a Lotus Europa JPS. I had a V6 Capri "Black Cat" that I liked a lot.
09-08-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,434
Posted By bruce19

True but it's not the same issue. Said TdF rider...

True but it's not the same issue. Said TdF rider who would kick our asses will be faster on a 17 lb bike than a 25 lb bike. So, some bikes will be "faster" than others for the same given "motor."...
09-08-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,434
Posted By bruce19

Which is why all the pros ride 25 lb steel bikes?

Which is why all the pros ride 25 lb steel bikes?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By bruce19

I don't know the answer. But, here's one guys'...

I don't know the answer. But, here's one guys' take on the comparison of 1X and 2X systems. Hope it helps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9-en9zMNss&t=511s
09-06-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,755
Posted By bruce19

I feel for her. I crashed and broke my neck back...

I feel for her. I crashed and broke my neck back in 2013. Had C1 & C 2 fused. Fractured a couple other vertebra as well. It happened on July 24th and I was back on the bike by mid-November. Have had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By bruce19

I am 75. In college I was a football (QB) and...

I am 75. In college I was a football (QB) and baseball (SS) player. I was serious and I did not drink except for the Saturday post-game frat party. These days I am good for 3-5 oz of whiskey every...
09-05-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,029
Posted By bruce19

Marginal gains are only marginal if they're not...

Marginal gains are only marginal if they're not important to you. Saving a lb or so from 105 to Dura Ace is not much unless you are racing or for some other reason it matters to you. I have 4 bikes....
09-05-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By bruce19

I used Ksyrum Elite clinchers for years. Like you...

I used Ksyrum Elite clinchers for years. Like you I never broke a spoke and they never needing to be trued. Amazing but real. I did have some flats but I never had a problem changing out tubes. Three...
09-02-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,434
Posted By bruce19

If you can get your hands on one, try a CAAD 12...

If you can get your hands on one, try a CAAD 12 or 13. I think you might be surprised. I have two road bikes I ride alternately. One is a CAAD 12 and the other is a GURU Sidero (steel). There is a...
09-02-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,765
Posted By bruce19

I live in Lebanon too. But, my Lebanon is in...

I live in Lebanon too. But, my Lebanon is in CT..USA.
09-01-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,765
Posted By bruce19

I'll have to check my conversion but it looks...

I'll have to check my conversion but it looks like your doing 8,202+ ft of climbing over 50-62 miles. That's roughly 160 ft per mile Where is that!?
08-31-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,755
Posted By bruce19

In my case cycling has taken the place of my...

In my case cycling has taken the place of my Ducati. This is my 6th and last Ducati. I used to do things like go from CT to the west coast, camping all the way. But, this year I think I've had this...
08-31-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,755
Posted By bruce19

Several years ago I flew down to FL to retrieve a...

Several years ago I flew down to FL to retrieve a 20 yr old Miata for a friend who had inherited it from her dad. It was in perfect condition. i owned a Focus ST at the time. And, my adult life had...
08-31-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,966
Posted By bruce19

My GURU Sidero is steel but not old. I got it new...

My GURU Sidero is steel but not old. I got it new about 5 yrs ago. I have fit it with SRAM Red 10 sp mechanical, Mavic USTs and Speedplay Zeros so it weighs approx. 17 lbs 10 oz. It is what some...
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