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Forum: Commuting 06-20-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By TiHabanero
I turned my 85 Miyata Ridge Runner into a cruiser...

I turned my 85 Miyata Ridge Runner into a cruiser years ago and use it as an errand runner. Those that have not had the experience of life with one of the early MTB designs will never understand how...
Forum: Commuting 06-18-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By TiHabanero
My experience with acid reflux on the AM commute...

My experience with acid reflux on the AM commute stems from my gut being too big. Put on some serious weight this winter and started experiencing acid reflux on the morning commute. As the gut...
Forum: Commuting 06-18-16, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By TiHabanero
Of course, a bike like that there is no other...

Of course, a bike like that there is no other parking suitable. Nice ride. We sold a good number of the Ross ATB's in the day. Vintage earns respect!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-14-16, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By TiHabanero
Late to the game here, however I have another...

Late to the game here, however I have another suggestion for the next time around. Take your pops to a shop, and then another shop, and another. Let him interact with the staff at the shops. This way...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-13-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By TiHabanero
Why not ditch the shoes and go Sidi? never had to...

Why not ditch the shoes and go Sidi? never had to replace anything on mine. 8 years and counting. The pair before that went 16 years before retirement. If interested, I have a pair of 2012 S-Works,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-29-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By TiHabanero
My highschool friend, Pete, had a Torpado with...

My highschool friend, Pete, had a Torpado with Valentino and it had these shift levers on it. We toured for 3 years together and i remember them as they loosened all the time, and he would reach down...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-01-16, 05:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,399
Posted By TiHabanero
Having over 30 years in the bicycle retail...

Having over 30 years in the bicycle retail industry, I am in complete agreement. This shop is apparently a modern store and they are attempting to weed out non-enthusiasts and possibly "racers"...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-09-16, 05:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,774
Posted By TiHabanero
The Miyata 510 with the 24" front wheel was an...

The Miyata 510 with the 24" front wheel was an answer to the women's market and Terry Precision Cycles women's specific design. It was not marketed to the dealers as a tri bike. The 312, 510, and 710...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-08-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By TiHabanero
Likin' the Peugot on the wheels.

Likin' the Peugot on the wheels.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-05-16, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By TiHabanero
11 years to go. Semi-retired at age 50, but that...

11 years to go. Semi-retired at age 50, but that was too soon, and started to ask myself what was next. Full time now, dislike it most days as it bleeds into living outside of the workplace, but the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-25-16, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By TiHabanero
I have used tubes with broken valve stems as they...

I have used tubes with broken valve stems as they are. The air pressure in the tubes was enough to keep them sealed for a ride. Just pumped them up before heading out. Had a commuter that I rode...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-21-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By TiHabanero
That is reassuring. They stand behind what they...

That is reassuring. They stand behind what they sell. Very cool.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-21-16, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By TiHabanero
Blackburn Warranty

Have a water bottle cage from 1985 that finally bit the dust. Welds let go. What are the chances of Blackburn, now owned by Bell Sports, of honoring the original lifetime warranty on the cage?
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 03-19-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,252
Posted By TiHabanero
I have owned nearly every upper level brand of...

I have owned nearly every upper level brand of rechargeable light on the market, and will say for sure the batteries poop out far too quickly for the money paid. Never received more than two years...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-18-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By TiHabanero
Leadrunner, you are an addict amongst addicted...

Leadrunner, you are an addict amongst addicted friends. True happiness comes when riding a bike.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-18-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,280
Posted By TiHabanero
I have a 79 Raleigh Pro with Campy NR. The bike...

I have a 79 Raleigh Pro with Campy NR. The bike handles really well, but I do find it rides a touch rougher than my 82 Competition GS with the same components. The frame on the Pro is stiffer with...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-18-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,280
Posted By TiHabanero
True Temper is top shelf stuff. I have built...

True Temper is top shelf stuff. I have built frames from RC2 and HOX. HOX is incredibly stiff, but when done with the right mix of tubes and butt lengths tailored to rider weight, rides as only...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-17-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,280
Posted By TiHabanero
The only aluminum bike I would consider owning is...

The only aluminum bike I would consider owning is a Cannondale Caad 10 or 12. Rode my sons Caad 10 last year and was very impressed at the ride quality. Very un-aluminum like. As for me, there are...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-17-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,790
Posted By TiHabanero
Test ride, test ride, test ride. Spend lots of...

Test ride, test ride, test ride. Spend lots of time in the saddle, it will be worth every cent spent. An ounce of preparation is worth a pound of correction.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-12-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,828
Posted By TiHabanero
You know you are old when ever joint in your body...

You know you are old when ever joint in your body is telling you all day long that you are getting old!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-12-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By TiHabanero
Having watched my wife give birth to our children...

Having watched my wife give birth to our children impressed upon me that the human body is a biomechanical machine that can do remarkable things. If the doc is male or female, who cares, as long as...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-12-16, 03:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,465
Posted By TiHabanero
Pace for a 75 mile ride usually around 15-17mph....

Pace for a 75 mile ride usually around 15-17mph. Pace on century or longer ride 15mph or slower.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-11-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,589
Posted By TiHabanero
Our family had a paper route that went through 4...

Our family had a paper route that went through 4 of us boys. In the family for about 15 years, we just kept handing it down once we reached age 16. 75 houses, very good tips in a regular neighborhood...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-10-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,717
Posted By TiHabanero
In 1987 I had exceptional pain from the L3, 4, 5...

In 1987 I had exceptional pain from the L3, 4, 5 discs. All three bulging according to MRI. Immediately the recommendation was surgery, but fortunately one of my brothers had the surgery done a few...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-07-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By TiHabanero
In 2000 the youngest in the family died of lung...

In 2000 the youngest in the family died of lung cancer. I was unable to visit him except for one time a few months before he passed. To this day I live with the regret of not visiting him more often....
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