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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-16-06, 05:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,327
Posted By JupiterGuy
The problem started when toe clips were given...

The problem started when toe clips were given that name. I could never understand why the metal part (later it was plastic or other materials) was called a clip. The strap part made sense, but clips?...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-30-06, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By JupiterGuy
Was that 200 light years, or some other unit of...

Was that 200 light years, or some other unit of measure? :D

I'm not from that area, but it does sound like it might be fun!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-19-06, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 711
Posted By JupiterGuy
I can't understand why so many people from...

I can't understand why so many people from Florida aren't following the rules... but let me at least do my part. You don't want to move here because:

- There are alligators roaming the streets
...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-21-06, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By JupiterGuy
Tivoli: I may be wrong here, but after...

Tivoli:

I may be wrong here, but after reading your post and the responses, it may be that everyone got the impression you were talking about shifting to a larger chainring (the gears between the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-15-06, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By JupiterGuy
I'm sure you're not. I ride a hybrid, not because...

I'm sure you're not. I ride a hybrid, not because I hate the bent over position, but because of my back problems. Riding hasn't made my back any worse, but it hasn't really helped either. I read a...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-01-06, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By JupiterGuy
I have the Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase 700X28c...

I have the Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase 700X28c tires on my Trek 7.7FX, and had to fix a flat for the first time yesterday. They weren't that hard to get on and off the rim with a tire tool, but they...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-31-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By JupiterGuy
I wish I had known to knock on wood and cross my...

I wish I had known to knock on wood and cross my fingers before reading your post. I just had the first flat on my new bike on this morning's ride...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-31-05, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By JupiterGuy
Right. It is 12 midnight GMT when the change is...

Right. It is 12 midnight GMT when the change is taking place, which just happens to be 7PM EST. I just used EST since that is my time zone and what the paper stated.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-31-05, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By JupiterGuy
How fast would I be going?

I read in the paper this morning that at 7PM EST tonight all the atomic clocks would be changed by one second because the rotation of the Earth is slowing down and we need to compensate. So in effect...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-30-05, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By JupiterGuy
For me at this point: Short = 5-10 miles ...

For me at this point:

Short = 5-10 miles
Intermediate = 10-20
Long = 20-40
Very Long = 40+

6 months ago the distances would have been less.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-29-05, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By JupiterGuy
If you do decide to visit a local Trek bike shop,...

If you do decide to visit a local Trek bike shop, also consider the 7.5FX WSD and 7.6FX WSD. It doesn't sound like you need the suspension, and in the end they are just heavier. I started riding...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-10-05, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,731
Posted By JupiterGuy
I haven't been in the forum for a while... too...

I haven't been in the forum for a while... too busy at work and riding when I find any available free time. But I wanted to take a few minutes to respond to this thread and let you know that I picked...
Forum: Recreational & Family 01-01-05, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,125
Posted By JupiterGuy
Why go all the way to Ft. Lauderdale when we have...

Why go all the way to Ft. Lauderdale when we have some good beach rides available right here in Jupiter, or on Jupiter Island?

I haven't been riding quite that many miles yet, but I did 16 miles...
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-21-04, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By JupiterGuy
The only tip you need is to ride ride ride. In no...

The only tip you need is to ride ride ride. In no time at all you will feel right at home on your new ride!
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-21-04, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By JupiterGuy
I had been riding a Raleigh C-200 for several...

I had been riding a Raleigh C-200 for several years, and it had SRAM grip shifters. I loved them.

I recently got a Trek 7500 with the rapid fire shifters. When I test rode the bicycle, I at first...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-16-04, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By JupiterGuy
I would advise checking the limiting screws that...

I would advise checking the limiting screws that are used to set the travel for the derailleur. There are normally two screws - one limits the ability to move in towards the lower gear, and the other...
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-14-04, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,650
Posted By JupiterGuy
I am also 5'10" and just recently bought a 2005...

I am also 5'10" and just recently bought a 2005 Trek 7500 - 17.5".

I rode both the 17.5" and the 20" - they don't make one in between. The 20" was too large for sure. The 17.5" seemed a little...
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-06-04, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By JupiterGuy
It's actually Po' Boy isn't it?

It's actually Po' Boy isn't it?
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-02-04, 09:12 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 93,923
Posted By JupiterGuy
Although the 8 speed hub is probably a big part...

Although the 8 speed hub is probably a big part of the price difference, it looks like you get more than just that. You also get better brakes, a better headset and those nice looking fenders... :)
Forum: Recreational & Family 09-29-04, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,125
Posted By JupiterGuy
2005 Trek 7500

Just last week I purchased a brand new 2005 Trek 7500 hybrid. I had previously always owned Raleigh brand bicycles - several road bikes, one mountain, and one hybrid. I still have a Raleigh road bike...
Forum: Recreational & Family 09-22-04, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By JupiterGuy
That is exactly how I felt about it in the end -...

That is exactly how I felt about it in the end - at least for me. I got my Trek 7500 yesterday, and the combination of nice wheels and Shimano brakes work very very well.

My first riding...
Forum: Recreational & Family 09-17-04, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By JupiterGuy
Thanks again. I stopped by the local Trek dealer...

Thanks again. I stopped by the local Trek dealer again today. I think I will end up going with the 7500. They already sold the one I saw a couple of weeks ago, but will be getting another one in next...
Forum: Recreational & Family 09-17-04, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By JupiterGuy
Thanks for the feedback, that is pretty much what...

Thanks for the feedback, that is pretty much what I expected. One of the models I am considering - the Raleigh C-200 - comes with Hayes disc brakes on the '05 model. I haven't been able to find one...
Forum: Recreational & Family 09-17-04, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By JupiterGuy
Disc Brakes - Gadget or Good?

Sorry if this has been covered. I am looking for a new hybrid and am wondering if disc brakes are worth considering, or whether to avoid them. I realize it might depend on how and where I ride, so I...
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