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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By martianone
Having met and talked with Sheldon a few times,...

Having met and talked with Sheldon a few times, he certainly had a huge knowledge base that he was happy to share. He also listened to and credited other sources. His site is a testament to his...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-08-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By martianone
Have the Kysrium Elite wheel set on my bike & 25...

Have the Kysrium Elite wheel set on my bike & 25 mm Conti tires.
Probably have around twelve thousand km on them, my mAss runs just under 100 kg. Not overly careful about where I ride; paths, dirt...
Forum: Commuting 07-03-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By martianone
My body shape & size is odd, test road a lot of...

My body shape & size is odd, test road a lot of road bikes - none were just right. Went with a custom fit Gunnar Roadie. Worked with LBS and Gunnar/Warerford tweaking bike fit and a number of items...
Forum: Commuting 07-02-16, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
Posted By martianone
+1, consider a 25 mm touring tire like A regular...

+1, consider a 25 mm touring tire like A regular Schwalbe Marathon ?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-02-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,153
Posted By martianone
50 to 80 km is a comfortable daily riding...

50 to 80 km is a comfortable daily riding distance.
Can and have ridden a lot farther in a day.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-01-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By martianone
A Gunnar Roadie is my favorite bike - lots of...

A Gunnar Roadie is my favorite bike - lots of respect for the knowledge base at Waterford/Gunnar plant. They made several suggestions to optimize the fit and performance - not sure I could have...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-28-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,591
Posted By martianone
Nice build, like the color! I think Pacer...

Nice build, like the color!
I think Pacer frames are under appreciated, they make a great ride !
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-26-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,284
Posted By martianone
Name all of my bikes and they come when called.

Name all of my bikes and they come when called.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-19-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,212
Posted By martianone
After riding in the rain or slushy snow, Like to...

After riding in the rain or slushy snow, Like to spray my chains with WD-40. Then wipe off the chain with a paper towel. However for regular lubrication, I use PJ 1 blue label chain lube. Works...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,564
Posted By martianone
My first bike was a single speed (1960). Then in...

My first bike was a single speed (1960). Then in 1971 got a 1x5 Schwinn Suburban, current favorite bike is a 1x10 Gunnar - pic attached. With current crop of cassettes and hubs, hard to beat a 1xN...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-13-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,650
Posted By martianone
Most any ride is good with around 40 km/two hours...

Most any ride is good with around 40 km/two hours about optimal.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-12-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,449
Posted By martianone
Only ride for pleasure. Doing so, I commute,...

Only ride for pleasure. Doing so, I commute, travel, participate in part of the world going by and I do get some exercise that adds leaves me with a good feeling.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-11-16, 03:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By martianone
Yes !! My mAss is also large. I ride for...

Yes !!

My mAss is also large. I ride for the pleasure of riding. Riding pleasure and discomfort are incongrous, a leather saddle is part of the formula for riding comfort. When I wear riding...
Forum: Commuting 06-10-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By martianone
On the StreetMachine, I have a 12-36 9 spd...

On the StreetMachine, I have a 12-36 9 spd cassette and a long cage XT rear deraileur, Tiagara front and bar end shifters. Several thousand km total distance, still going well.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-06-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By martianone
My partner and I each have a 7D, our beach bikes....

My partner and I each have a 7D, our beach bikes. Hers is a step through frame. I was interested in the three speed hub gear, but found hub gearing to be a little higher than felt than I wanted. On...
Forum: Touring 06-03-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By martianone
My set up is a 1x9 with 12-36 cassette and 34 t...

My set up is a 1x9 with 12-36 cassette and 34 t chainring. The frame is lugged steel touring model from a well known maker. This bike and build has served me well over thousands of km. Before I...
Forum: Touring 06-02-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By martianone
My prime commuter setup is 12-36 1x9 with 34 t...

My prime commuter setup is 12-36 1x9 with 34 t chainring. Have done a few 500-700 km tours with this set up, my load was aound 20 kg. This gave me a range of approx 25-75 gear inch. A few times,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-28-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By martianone
Ride 4-5 thousand Km per year, often unhelmeted....

Ride 4-5 thousand Km per year, often unhelmeted. Won't ride to end of the driveway without eye protection. Have a pair of vented mtn biking glasses. No blind spots, venting helps when it rains or is...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-22-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,535
Posted By martianone
How far before sore bum ? Not distance, but time...

How far before sore bum ? Not distance, but time - several hours. Several hours sitting in an airline seat, car seat, office chair, easy chair or bike saddle can cause sore bum. For me, a leather...
Forum: Touring 05-21-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By martianone
Some folks seem to have good luck with them,...

Some folks seem to have good luck with them, however not in my experience. It would keep rattling loose or getting out of alignment. Went with a Nelson Longflap saddle bag.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-21-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,866
Posted By martianone
Yes, I have loaned a bike out for a specific need...

Yes, I have loaned a bike out for a specific need or cause.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-19-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,898
Posted By martianone
Perhaps, once in a while spray it with some WD-40?

Perhaps, once in a while spray it with some WD-40?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-19-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By martianone
Have a Brooks B-68 on my Electra Townie beach...

Have a Brooks B-68 on my Electra Townie beach bike. I believe a b68 is the same saddle as b67, except b68 is unsprung. The B68 is great for the townie ! Believe they have stopped making b68, wish I...
Forum: Commuting 05-17-16, 03:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,845
Posted By martianone
Consider a set of MKS Road pedals ? they are...

Consider a set of MKS Road pedals ?
they are effective, feel good and fairly inexpensive.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-15-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By martianone
10 years for me now. I was riding primarily a...

10 years for me now. I was riding primarily a recumbent at the time of surgery and that is what I rode after for six months or so. Then started spending more time on upright bikes, each with a...
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