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Forum: Mountain Biking 10-08-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
The increased tire pressure helped a lot today. I...

The increased tire pressure helped a lot today. I think I'm going to raise it even more, 30 front and 35 rear.
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-07-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
I got a new bike a couple of weeks ago, a...

I got a new bike a couple of weeks ago, a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By milesofsmiles
I found this today while I was in the store, 45...

I found this today while I was in the store, 45 Piece Threaded Insert Riveter Kit (http://www.harborfreight.com/45-piece-threaded-insert-riveter-kit-1210.html). I might have to get one.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By milesofsmiles
Thanks johndthompson, it's an aluminum frame....

Thanks johndthompson, it's an aluminum frame. Hopefully the link you gave me will work. It's the bottom screw hole and the screw is in it for right now. I put a zip tie around it to keep it from...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By milesofsmiles
Fixing a Stripped Water Bottle Cage Screw Thread

It looks like I stripped on of the threads on the frame of my bike that is for a bottle cage screw. I used some white Teflon tape wrapped around the screw but I was looking for a better fix. Any...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-23-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
Cool vids. The Fla. ones looked like what I road...

Cool vids. The Fla. ones looked like what I road today, the BC ones more like what I road yesterday ( not that mountainous but that rocky). I think I have my tire pressure set pretty good for most...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-22-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By milesofsmiles
The instructions for the computer said you can...

The instructions for the computer said you can measure the circumference of the tire and enter it as a four digit number. The four digit number is the circumference of the tire in millimeters. The...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-22-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By milesofsmiles
Silly me. JerrySTL you nailed it, at least part...

Silly me. JerrySTL you nailed it, at least part of it. I had changed the mph to kph accidentally and didn't notice it. When I changed it just now the total distance number changed from 59.40 to...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-22-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By milesofsmiles
I Question My Bike Computer

I have a bike computer, an Axiom Wireless, that I put on my mountain bike. I had it on my comfort bike (26" wheels) and it didn't seem to have a problem but now that it's on my new MB (29" wheels) I...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-21-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
I thought about that idea yesterday, mainly...

I thought about that idea yesterday, mainly because of the different road/trail conditions I am and want to ride. I was thinking of a "State Park Hopping" journey here. There are quite a few in the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-21-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
The OP is in Southern Michigan, pretty flat....

The OP is in Southern Michigan, pretty flat. About 50-70 miles north and it starts to get fun but no mountains. I road again today at 28 psi front and 30 psi rear. It seems to be a good compromise...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-20-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
OK, that's 130 lbs divided by 7 equals 18.5. So...

OK, that's 130 lbs divided by 7 equals 18.5. So rounding off it would be 20 for the rear and 17 for the front.
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-20-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
Very good advise, it's easy to get overwhelmed in...

Very good advise, it's easy to get overwhelmed in the beginning trying to sort it all out.

I road some different trails today, beginner level really. Not too many roots or rocks but quite a bit of...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-19-15, 04:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
I had the feeling that was going to be the answer...

I had the feeling that was going to be the answer I got. I was thinking a lot more about it after I posted that idea.
As I said I am a beginner and I have a lot of the basics to learn. I learned a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-19-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
To quote myself... That was the pressure my...

To quote myself...

That was the pressure my bike pump gauge said so I checked it with my car tire gauge and it said 45 psi rear, 42 psi front. So after riding today I stopped at the store to get...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-18-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
I went back out this afternoon, couldn't sit home...

I went back out this afternoon, couldn't sit home and wait for the storm that never came. I road on actual mountain bike trails. Now I have raised the pressure up to 35 psi in each tire to see the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-18-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
Before I started riding today I checked the...

Before I started riding today I checked the pressure in both tires. The front was 22 psi and the rear was 30 psi. I will work from there and adjust the pressure on each to see what works. I only just...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-13-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
Thanks for the help.

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-12-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,332
Posted By milesofsmiles
Tire Pressure

I just got a new 29" mountain bike yesterday. I was looking at the side of the tires for the required pressure. It says 35 psi recommended, 60 psi max. Is there a benefit to putting more than the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-11-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By milesofsmiles
Well, I did it. I traded in the Schwinn (which I...

Well, I did it. I traded in the Schwinn (which I will miss) for a GT Backwoods Sport, GT Backwoods Sport Mountain Bike - 2015 Performance Exclusive...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-08-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By milesofsmiles
Well, I got the new tires today, the Forté...

Well, I got the new tires today, the Forté Greenway-K Mountain Bike Tire (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1168230_-1___000000?avad=55963_f914fc9e&s0=z00hkbzc), 700 x 40. I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-04-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By milesofsmiles
I started looking at the Sheldon Brown info about...

I started looking at the Sheldon Brown info about tire sizing and it helped some, I have to look at it again now that the whole thing is getting clearer.



I noticed that when I was at the store...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-04-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By milesofsmiles
Yes, that's what I figure. I think I'll do that...

Yes, that's what I figure. I think I'll do that next weekend. I just can't stay off those trails.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-04-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By milesofsmiles
Thanks for the info. Yes, I realized that the rim...

Thanks for the info. Yes, I realized that the rim size would be be a big factor. This is exactly what it says on my tire and made it confusing...40-622 (700 x 38C) 28 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-04-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By milesofsmiles
Tire Size Confusion

Hello,
I have a Schwinn Voyageur 2 comfort bike with street/slick tires. I want to get some knobby mountain bike style tires, like the Kenda K831 Tire - 26 x 1.95 - REI.com...
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