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Forum: Winter Cycling 01-01-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By racoonbeast
Pedal enough to keep up a sweat and you will be...

Pedal enough to keep up a sweat and you will be fine. What you are wearing becomes more of an issue when you stop. I x-country skied one day in -35 F (that is minus). All I wore was a sweat shirt and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-31-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By racoonbeast
I think I may know what happened to the reviews...

I think I may know what happened to the reviews on Amazon. Sometimes they carry and display the thing a number of times due to carrying it for different sellers. You may pull up one with a hundred...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-28-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By racoonbeast
Thanks a million folks. I really appreciate the...

Thanks a million folks. I really appreciate the help that I get in here.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-28-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By racoonbeast
Are older and new Sminano Altus shifters compatible?

I have a 93 Specialized Hardrock Sport that came with Shimano Altus ST-3T15 trigger shifters. They are pretty far gone. I want to replace them with something similar that will work. I have seen some...
Forum: Touring 10-22-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By racoonbeast
29" front and 26" back wheel sounds cool, but I...

29" front and 26" back wheel sounds cool, but I don't think that I am ready for that :-) That Nova Safari looks like it is a close result to the direction my thinking has been going. I would accuse...
Forum: Touring 10-21-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By racoonbeast
Thanks for the help everyone. It has helped me...

Thanks for the help everyone. It has helped me get my thinking straight along these lines. I read what Sheldon has to say about the 650B. Makes sense. It seems like a 29" wheel would not give you any...
Forum: Touring 10-21-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By racoonbeast
Never thought of these things. For mounting the...

Never thought of these things. For mounting the brakes, I guess we could get around the brake-post position by getting a frame from a more modern mountain bike. One that was originally intended for a...
Forum: Touring 10-21-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By racoonbeast
Wheel size?

I have been reading about what seems to be a trend to convert old mountain bikes to touring bikes. It seems like a pretty interesting idea. I, having no knowledge of such things, have a question,...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 09-20-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By racoonbeast
Pricing bikes

I would like to raise a point, for what it is worth. I read these appraisals frequently. Typical OP writes in and asks "what is this bike worth?" Then comes the torrent from flippers which typically...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 08-24-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By racoonbeast
Thanks for the suggestions folks. The lower-end...

Thanks for the suggestions folks. The lower-end Garmins without maps would probably suit my needs. I don't care a lot about the form factor. It can ride in my pocket if I can't figure out how to hang...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 08-24-14, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By racoonbeast
Looking for a decent cycling GPS recommendation

I am looking for a decent, but basic cycling GPS. I don't need the thing to cook me breakfast or have ten thousand functions that I would never use. I just want to know where I am, where I am going,...
Forum: Commuting 07-08-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By racoonbeast
Riding in snow?

I am sixty one and recently new to bikes after close to a fifty year period of paying absolutely no attention to bicycles. Many things have changed, but the thing that has changed that freaks me out...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By racoonbeast
Thank you all who offered helpful advise. When...

Thank you all who offered helpful advise. When trying to learn about something it is as important to know "why" something is the way it is, as it is to know "what" needs to be done. I understand the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By racoonbeast
I started off by goggling how to change chain and...

I started off by goggling how to change chain and got lots of hits. The ones that I read, and I have read a number of them, left me with the impression that the most accurate way to size a chain was...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-14, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By racoonbeast
Thanks a million guys. A couple of questions (I...

Thanks a million guys. A couple of questions (I have never done anything on a bike more complicated than raising and lowering the seat and want to learn):

1. Bill K advises to leave a couple of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By racoonbeast
Thanks guys. I guess I have been reading too much...

Thanks guys. I guess I have been reading too much into this. I know I must sound kind of pathetic, but I have never changed a chain on a bike before. What do I have to do to "adjust" it? I have a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-14, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By racoonbeast
Need help identifying and removing a freewheel

I have an 88 Trek 1200 12 speed with a six cog freewheel (I think). My freewheel has left me scratching my head. It leaves me with some questions:
1. What kind of freewheel is this and how do I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-15-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By racoonbeast
I have looked over the Cane Creek levers. I think...

I have looked over the Cane Creek levers. I think that I will go with them. Thanks again to all of you for you help. I am slowly learning.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By racoonbeast
You guys are great. Thanks a lot. I will check...

You guys are great. Thanks a lot. I will check out some of those other brake lever systems. I too have big hands and something bigger would be nice. I never gave it any thought. Thanks again.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By racoonbeast
Compatibility of Shimano 105 brake levers

Hello All - I have a 1988 Trek 1200 that has break levers that say "Shimano 105" on them. They are aero brake levers. They look kind of beat and have more electrical tape on them than I would like,...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 02-07-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By racoonbeast
How wide are the strap slots on a Brooks B67 Saddle?

Can anyone tell me how wide the strap slots are in the back of a Brooks B67 Saddle? In other words, how wide of a strap could I put through one. I have one coming, and my leather bag has rather wide...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 02-06-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,500
Views: 254,431
Posted By racoonbeast
Many amazing and inspiring stories here. Thank...

Many amazing and inspiring stories here. Thank you all. I will share my story, for what it is worth, and share what I have learned from a life time of battling my weight. I am, and have always...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 01-30-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By racoonbeast
Thanks fietsbob. I realize that I am looking for...

Thanks fietsbob. I realize that I am looking for a generic rule where one does not exist. So, I am happy just hearing opinions from anyone with more experience than me. That is probably 99.9...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-29-14, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By racoonbeast
I will add my two cents worth. I have struggled...

I will add my two cents worth. I have struggled with my weight all of my life. Several times I have lost over a hundred pounds, only to have it back within a year or two. For me, I have discovered...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 01-29-14, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By racoonbeast
Best seat for best fit?

I am rather new to cycling after a fifty year absence. At 230 I guess I qualify as a Clydesdale. I have a hybrid bike with the handle bars about six inches above the seat. I ride in a fairly upright...
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