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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-14-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,301
Posted By rommer25
When I ride to lunch, there is a Pit Bull that...

When I ride to lunch, there is a Pit Bull that lives about three blocks from my job. I've seen him in his yard with the owner before and he just looks at me as I pass; continuing to stare at me as I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-25-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,900
Posted By rommer25
When I purchased a bicycle at Performance, They...

When I purchased a bicycle at Performance, They had to assemble one in my size (Fuji Absolute). I was ask to come back in an hour. The bike needed no further adjustment. I rode it for 18 months...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-09-15, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By rommer25
thanks for all the good advice. I started...

thanks for all the good advice.

I started surfing the web about fitting the bike to me. While I was sitting on the bicycle to see if I should set the saddle back, I noticed the bars are narrow...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-08-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By rommer25
A Question About Wrapping Bars

Hello:
Iím new to road bikes, previously only being a commuter on a hybrid. I got an old road bike, a Windsor Carrera Sport. I had the bike checked out at my LBS and was told it is in excellent...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-02-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By rommer25
The HWS near my home sells sick on patches and...

The HWS near my home sells sick on patches and bicycle handlebar bells: that's it. I ask for patches that require glue and was directed to the 99 cents store next door. I went there and got a patch...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-21-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 26,443
Posted By rommer25
1993 Cannondale H 400. My commuter bike for two...

1993 Cannondale H 400. My commuter bike for two years. I was too big for me but served me well. Now with a relation, sitting in their garage. I may just go and get it one day.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-21-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,336
Posted By rommer25
I tend to go to small independent shops. The...

I tend to go to small independent shops. The problem there is turn over. I used to love to go to one local small shop who had two excellent Mechanics. Their work was excellent and they test rode...
Forum: Commuting 07-15-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By rommer25
Serfas Seca Survivor Tire

Anyone try them? I read great reviews on the web but no mention of them here on the board. I am looking to replace my Cont. Touring Plus tires. I'm looking for a improvement in performance as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By rommer25
Tire Pressure on a Straight Wall Rim

I ask this on the Bicycle Mec. site but got no answers:

I got this Wndsor Carrera Sport. I has Performance Bike Forte tires on it. They look brand new and may only have been put on to sell the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-10-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By rommer25
27 inch tire pressure for not hooked rims.

I got this Wndsor Carrera Sport. I has Performance Bike Forte tires on it. They look brand new and may only have been put on to sell the bike. The tires say inflate to 75 to 95 pounds. I am 250...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 07-08-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,135
Posted By rommer25
46330525 pounds (bathroom scale) without the bag.

46330525 pounds (bathroom scale) without the bag.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-05-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By rommer25
A Question About Derailleur Adjustment

I got this Wndsor Carrera Sport (around 1973 from what I can find on it). I replaced the cables and adjusted the derailleurs. It has friction bar end shifters so the adjustment should have been no...
Forum: Commuting 07-02-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,046
Posted By rommer25
I hit a truck about four years ago. I was on my...

I hit a truck about four years ago. I was on my lunch hour and going to Big 5 when the truck came out of the parking lot as I was riding by. I saw the passenger point at me to the driver and he hit...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-29-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By rommer25
I am a very heavy person: 250 pounds. That is...

I am a very heavy person: 250 pounds. That is the reason I feel a traditional axle would be stronger. I took the skewer out to clean it and it seems very thin to hold such weight. I ride a Fuji...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-28-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By rommer25
Changing Skewer to Traditional Axel

I picked up an old Windsor Carrera Sport the other day. I have a Skewer axel on the rear and front. I would like to change the rear to the old style tradition axel (bolt and Nuts). Can I do this...
Forum: Commuting 05-21-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,646
Posted By rommer25
I ride with gloves all the time. I didn't know...

I ride with gloves all the time. I didn't know over padded gloves can cause numbness. I may start to try other brands. I like the full finger gloves. Last January, when I took a fall (road rut),...
Forum: Commuting 05-11-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,066
Posted By rommer25
I wrap my front light in a lot of black...

I wrap my front light in a lot of black electrical tape. You would have to have a knife to get the tape off the light and bars. Not a full proof method but I still have a light.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-26-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,090
Posted By rommer25
I replace the tube on the road. When I get home,...

I replace the tube on the road. When I get home, I patch the bad one. Then it's my spare. I have only had one flat in more than two years, so it just sits in my bag. When I was a kid, the tube...
Forum: Commuting 04-20-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,530
Posted By rommer25
I'm 65. I started bicycle commuting about three...

I'm 65. I started bicycle commuting about three years ago on "bike to work day". I ride about 27 miles round trip twice a week. Here in So. Cal. I can more or less ride year around. I started...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-08-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By rommer25
Yes, that was the first thing I checked. The...

Yes, that was the first thing I checked. The tires say inflate to a max of 45 pounds. I didn't read this and for most of the tire's life, I was using 60 pounds. The front one also has this same...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-08-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By rommer25
Is There Something Wrong With My Tires?

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I noticed my Continental Town and Country tires seem to be coming apart. Do you all think this is so or is it just the black rubbing off the tire? I have only about 400 miles on them....
Forum: Commuting 03-20-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,934
Posted By rommer25
Fruit and nuts; I sometimes treat myself to a...

Fruit and nuts; I sometimes treat myself to a donut. I drink coffee. Breakfast is my big meal. I usually eat chicken noodle soup before I ride and on the way to work, buy a couple of tacos to eat...
Forum: Commuting 03-14-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,388
Posted By rommer25
I get passed more often than I pass others. The...

I get passed more often than I pass others. The best one was a couple of months ago. There were four Roadies riding in front of me when I turned onto the street. I caught the last one in the group...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 03-13-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,904
Posted By rommer25
I have a Fuji hybrid that has road bike wheels. ...

I have a Fuji hybrid that has road bike wheels. My bike fell off the back of the car and needed new wheels. I see no big change in speed. I have the same tires. I feel everyone else is right when...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-12-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,897
Posted By rommer25
This January, I hit a rut in the road and took a...

This January, I hit a rut in the road and took a spill. Four years ago, when my bike had a suspension seat post, it was too tall when I was not on it and just right once I sat. I was stopping at a...
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