Advertise on Bikeforums.net



Search:

Type: Posts; User: DougG; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 1.83 seconds.

  1. Replies
    9
    Views
    417

    Good idea. Thanks!

    Good idea. Thanks!
  2. Replies
    9
    Views
    417

    Thanks. I think I saw that one at my CVS before I...

    Thanks. I think I saw that one at my CVS before I went the cheapo route. I'll have to go back and take another look. There are not too many brands out there in the OTC market. I did find one online...
  3. Replies
    9
    Views
    417

    Knee support sleeve

    Due to a recent knee issue, my doctor recommended wearing a "patellar knee sleeve", which is one of those sleeves usually made from neoprene that goes over the knee with a cutout for the kneecap,...
  4. I stopped riding bikes when my Raleigh "English...

    I stopped riding bikes when my Raleigh "English racer" bike was stolen just before I turned 16 back in 1962. Since I started driving right after that, I didn't miss cycling for a number of years. So...
  5. When I was deciding last year, the Crosstrail was...

    When I was deciding last year, the Crosstrail was clearly the higher-spec'd (and more expensive) bike and that's what I went with, but the DS has obviously caught up this year. One difference is in...
  6. Thread: Chain too long?

    by DougG
    Replies
    7
    Views
    503

    Thanks all. After looking at the photos myself,...

    Thanks all. After looking at the photos myself, it does seem to be less of an issue and I'm pretty sure I was careful in sizing it the first time.

    On the other hand, how many grams am I adding if...
  7. Thread: Chain too long?

    by DougG
    Replies
    7
    Views
    503

    Chain too long?

    Over the winter I changed my drivetrain over to use a wide-ratio cassette using a Deore rear derailleur and SRAM 12-32 cassette and also installed a new chain. Unfortunately that was 3 months ago...
  8. Replies
    922
    Views
    59,044

    Sticky: I thought the Erie Canal was in New York state?

    I thought the Erie Canal was in New York state?
  9. BTW, the way that I discovered this book was when...

    BTW, the way that I discovered this book was when I read David Eggers' novel of a few years ago, "A Hologram for the King." In that book, the main (fictional) character is an ex-Schwinn executive who...
  10. I probably just over-summarized that part, as the...

    I probably just over-summarized that part, as the book seemed to be very well researched although the book was intended more as a business case study than a detailed history of the industry.

    As I...
  11. No Hands: The Rise and Fall of the Schwinn Bicycle Company

    This book was published in 1996, although I just recently became aware of it and managed to get a copy due to Michigan's excellent statewide library catalog and borrowing program. Although it was...
  12. Replies
    3
    Views
    461

    The full "Michigan Trails" publication is a...

    The full "Michigan Trails" publication is a really great magazine that's been growing the last few years. It started out just as "West Michigan Trails" or something like that, but now covers the...
  13. Replies
    8
    Views
    406

    This will be great when it's finished! All sorts...

    This will be great when it's finished! All sorts of possibilities with easy access from the riverfront to Eastern Market.
  14. Replies
    1,565
    Views
    122,186

    Sticky: I've never done a century and am not sure I ever...

    I've never done a century and am not sure I ever will. The one time I started out with that intention on a large multi-distance event, I gave it up and finished on the 100K route instead. The biggest...
  15. Replies
    1,565
    Views
    122,186

    Sticky: Dick Allen Lansing to MACkinaw. I think Dick...

    Dick Allen Lansing to MACkinaw. I think Dick Allen is/was a state legislator or some such who originally organized it. I've done the Michigander and Shoreline West, which are other premier Michigan...
  16. Replies
    1,565
    Views
    122,186

    Sticky: You know, they still do the DALMAC. I have never...

    You know, they still do the DALMAC. I have never done it, but now I'm too old to want to put up with the hassles of tent camping for a week.

    (For those who don't know, the DALMAC is a big ride in...
  17. Replies
    1,565
    Views
    122,186

    Sticky: I'm really going nuts here. I'm also a runner and...

    I'm really going nuts here. I'm also a runner and at least for the last several winters I've always been able to run outside two or three times a week. This winter it's been either too cold, too...
  18. Replies
    11
    Views
    491

    I went with a Deore (MTB) derailleur. Going by...

    I went with a Deore (MTB) derailleur. Going by the calculations, a long-cage 105 might have (just barely) worked, but the Deore was a safer bet and is compatible with my 105 5600 shifters.
    ...
  19. Replies
    11
    Views
    491

    Rebuilt Synapse with New Wheels

    I finished off the rebuild of my 2010 Cannondale Synapse with new wheels from ProWheelbuilder (H+Son Archetype, White T11, CX-Ray). The other big change was to go to a SRAM 12-32 cassette, which...
  20. Replies
    1,565
    Views
    122,186

    Sticky: Happy Birthday and welcome to Medicare!

    Happy Birthday and welcome to Medicare!
  21. Replies
    5
    Views
    236

    Thanks, that was my concern. I'm replacing a...

    Thanks, that was my concern. I'm replacing a Shimano 12-27 cassette with a SRAM 12-32, and looking at the cassette in its box there was definitely no lockring on top of the small cog. I just took it...
  22. Replies
    5
    Views
    236

    Cassette lock ring

    Does the cassette lock ring normally come with a new cassette, or with a new rear wheel/hub, or are they purchased separately?
  23. Replies
    1,565
    Views
    122,186

    Sticky: I've found the same thing with my running. I used...

    I've found the same thing with my running. I used to think I'd place higher in my AG (age group) after 60, but what has happened is that all the more casual runners have dropped out and only the real...
  24. Replies
    6
    Views
    232

    Good information -- thanks! I was leaning toward...

    Good information -- thanks! I was leaning toward using the Shimano on that bike anyway and this confirms it.

    I've had good luck using a Connex removable link on Shimano chains, so will use that...
  25. Replies
    6
    Views
    232

    Which chain to use

    Both of my road bikes are stripped down for winter maintenance and updates, and both are getting new chains. One is an older aluminum bike that I use for "light touring" and put quite a few miles on...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4