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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-14-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,005
Posted By kris7047th
I have a Trek 520 with the bar end shifters. I...

I have a Trek 520 with the bar end shifters. I like them as they are designed for a touring bike and are more dependable than the STI brakes and cheaper to repair.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-14-14, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 183,111
Posted By kris7047th
368695 My newest bike. This winter has been...

368695

My newest bike. This winter has been brutal in Michigan. The day after I took this pic we got a 8" dumping of snow and it's the middle of March. I need this fat bike just navigate...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 03-13-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,235
Posted By kris7047th
I am a lady, but yes it was awesome to be able to...

I am a lady, but yes it was awesome to be able to ride again. Yeah .. we got NAILED with snow yesterday in SE Michigan. My son in law got caught up in that massive pile up of semis down in Ohio...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 03-11-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,235
Posted By kris7047th
Back On My Surly Pugsley

... after fracturing my pelvis 8 weeks ago today it feels so good to be able to ride again. While I was laid up I did a few minor upgrades. This bike is so much fun to ride. As for the horrible pot...
Forum: Touring 03-11-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 69,034
Posted By kris7047th
Felt like a hard plastic to me. They sold the...

Felt like a hard plastic to me. They sold the bike.


I wish Trek would offer disc brakes on the 520. I have come to LOVE the disc brakes on both of my mt bikes .. they are so much more responsive.
Forum: Touring 03-11-14, 06:52 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 69,034
Posted By kris7047th
I was advised to put a plastic covering/bag...

I was advised to put a plastic covering/bag around the pump to prevent mud/water etc from working into the pump's internal parts. The last upgrade I did was a double kick stand. I dropped my bike a...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-10-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,069
Posted By kris7047th
I am retired and when I decided to get a bike the...

I am retired and when I decided to get a bike the LAST place would be Walmart for a $200 bike. I did that back in '01 and so regretted that decision. I sold the bike the next year in a garage sale...
Forum: Touring 03-10-14, 01:18 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 69,034
Posted By kris7047th
I got to compare my bike to the new one that had...

I got to compare my bike to the new one that had just come in. The rings definitely looked like a hard plastic.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-01-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,763
Posted By kris7047th
I agree. Black is known to absorb heat, while...

I agree. Black is known to absorb heat, while white reflects the heat from the sun. However, I recently bought a neon green Bontrager Quantum Helmet on sale. I bought a Specialized purple helmet...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-01-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 183,111
Posted By kris7047th
We have been knee deep in snow in Michigan. This...

We have been knee deep in snow in Michigan. This fat-bike is SOoo much fun to ride.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-01-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By kris7047th
You are most welcome sir. I am healing from a...

You are most welcome sir. I am healing from a fractured pelvis. I hope to be back on my bikes soon, probably begin with my Pugsley Fat-Bike for safety. Yup .. stick with the advice your doctor is...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-24-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By kris7047th
Still .. ASK YOUR DOCTOR to avoid further damage....

Still .. ASK YOUR DOCTOR to avoid further damage. If he is having hip surgery .. it's for a very good reason and IMO should not ask for advice on an internet forum. We have no idea what his medical...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-24-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,763
Posted By kris7047th
I agree with this. How many of us wear *kits* ?...

I agree with this. How many of us wear *kits* ? Anyways, white will match anything and reflect heat = cooler. However, I did purchase a neon green Bell Super helmet .. a mt bike helmet that should be...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-03-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 311,865
Posted By kris7047th
362656 Surly Pugley fat-bike

362656

Surly Pugley fat-bike
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-02-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,032
Posted By kris7047th
This is the same for me. After years of chronic...

This is the same for me. After years of chronic back pain I experienced a herniation and back surgery 1999. I am 63, will be 64 in August. I started riding last March, joined a small group in May...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-27-14, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15,806
Views: 2,521,792
Posted By kris7047th
361595 The Surly Pugsley fatbike. I have...

361595

The Surly Pugsley fatbike. I have been buying bright greeness for it .. neon green bottle cages, Fyxation pedal, and green Lizard Skin grips are on the bike now but this pic was taken...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-25-14, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By kris7047th
You really need to hydrate .. drink water before...

You really need to hydrate .. drink water before going to bed which is very good for the heart.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-20-14, 04:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,054
Posted By kris7047th
Good for you! You are doing it right. I started...

Good for you! You are doing it right. I started out last spring .. March/April with 2 mile rides and worked up beginning on my REI Madrona 29'er trips to the grocery etc. A month later I bought a...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-13-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 311,865
Posted By kris7047th
359391

359391
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-11-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By kris7047th
359116 http://www.pogies.com/ Bar Mitts

359116

http://www.pogies.com/

Bar Mitts
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-11-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 311,865
Posted By kris7047th
359114 Just picked this up last Thursday,...

359114

Just picked this up last Thursday, and put green Bontrager bottle cages that match the pedals pretty good today.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-11-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,824
Posted By kris7047th
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-JC-HIGGINS-ROAD-BI...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-JC-HIGGINS-ROAD-BIKE-BICYCLE-MADE-IN-AUSTRIA-FOR-SEARS-SINGLE-SPEED-/181299641406?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a364cfc3e
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-09-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,054
Posted By kris7047th
My pride and joy Trek 520 358806 REI...

My pride and joy Trek 520

358806

REI Novara Madrona .. This pic was taken shortly after purchasing and the seat has been fixed/leveled. I interchange bags and front bag with all of my bikes,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-08-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,054
Posted By kris7047th
I am a 63 yr old lady, bought my first bike in...

I am a 63 yr old lady, bought my first bike in many years one of those *comfort* bikes at REI Novara Transfer with fenders, rack etc in spring of '12. It didn't take me long to realize the bike was...
Forum: Touring 12-30-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 69,034
Posted By kris7047th
I was able to compare my 2012 alongside the 2014...

I was able to compare my 2012 alongside the 2014 and I am so glad that I bought the 2012. There are plastic rings/fittings instead of the metal brass colored ring right above the fork and at the...
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