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  1. good idea about the fenders. I am going to a LBS...

    good idea about the fenders. I am going to a LBS later this week with the bike to get the tune up and see if they have any equipment they can discount for me.
  2. just helped find housing for him and he has found...

    just helped find housing for him and he has found a job to start soon so needs mode of transportation. thanks for all the suggestions on how to ready the bike. I wanted to make sure it was one that...
  3. great tire and other suggestions - he has some...

    great tire and other suggestions - he has some disorganized thinking and maybe a combination lock may be best (I think he may misplace keys) Any suggestions for a good combination lock? lights and...
  4. bike for a homeless vet - would this be good for him?

    I am trying to help someone get back on his feet. he has found a job - 5 miles each way from his vet shelter housing. Would this work? he is 5'9 and about 165 lbs. Beyond the tune up would he...
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    good bike for the $...

    good bike for the $
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/cypress/11504/55847/#specifications or go up to the dx or lx versions. Womens specific models also available. This bike can...
  6. My husband and I have ridden Giant Cypresses for...

    My husband and I have ridden Giant Cypresses for quite awhile - our rides are usuall 7 or 8 miles 3 to 4 times per week. I am more interested in doing more cycling, going longer than he and want to...
  7. Got to hand it to those kids at MIT - Coppenhagen Wheel

    This may get more people cycling and/or commuting.
    https://www.superpedestrian.com/


    http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/18/copenhagen-wheel-bicycles
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    Topeak MX trunk bag. I hinted to Santa and he...

    Topeak MX trunk bag. I hinted to Santa and he came through.
  9. Bertha - the Giant Cypress

    Bertha - the Giant Cypress
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    rear lights (needed to feel safer on return home...

    rear lights (needed to feel safer on return home trips with sun going down)was my first purchase after the water bottle cages. I then added a front head light (got caught out later than I planned...
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    ellipti-go - interesting

    Shopping for a trainer and stumbled on this. Never seen or heard of these before. Interesting mix of running and wheeling
    http://www.elliptigo.com/Healthy-Runner
  12. since you are trying to attain a certain athletic...

    since you are trying to attain a certain athletic level, make sure you find a an orthopedic surgeon who has received fellowship training in joint replacement
  13. http://www.makosurgical.com/makoplasty/knee ...

    http://www.makosurgical.com/makoplasty/knee

    check around your area to see if anyone doing the partial knee resurfacing. it might be an option for you
  14. The bike shop can add something to the stem to...

    The bike shop can add something to the stem to add height so you are not leaning over as much. Had you previously ridden a bike with a riser bar vs. a flat bar? I am looking at the FX as well and...
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    http://www.digital-topo-maps.com/county-map/massac...

    http://www.digital-topo-maps.com/county-map/massachusetts-county-map.gif

    Central Mass = Worcester County.
    Western Mass = Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire Counties

    Some great biking...
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    For getting up your hills, look for 3 gears on...

    For getting up your hills, look for 3 gears on the front and 8 or 9 on the rear. 9 would be much better if in your price point. Check this link, you will see 3 numbers listed under the "details"...
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    I like the 4 seasons of new england and very much...

    I like the 4 seasons of new england and very much enjoy western mass. No ocean, but the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers are available for boating, kayaking and paddle boarding. Lots of country...
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    Take a nice country ride to Amherst Ma and check...

    Take a nice country ride to Amherst Ma and check out the bike exchange - lots of options for you - see list of what they have available.

    http://www.hampshirebicycleexchange.com/used-bikes
  19. pass any horses? I used to ride them there and on...

    pass any horses? I used to ride them there and on to mt. tobey
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    what a great dad !

    what a great dad !
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    Suggest that you should share the kind of terrain...

    Suggest that you should share the kind of terrain you will be riding on. Would help others recommend the better bike for gearing etc. I made a mistake with my first bike - should have gone with 9...
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    the two fish is a very good mount and can be...

    the two fish is a very good mount and can be found on amazon
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    hey - I split some wood today too with my little...

    hey - I split some wood today too with my little "fireside friend" hatchet. Lucky me also painted two ceilings.
  24. For grease on my shirts, I use armor-all tire...

    For grease on my shirts, I use armor-all tire cleaning spray - does a great job. Spray it on, dab with a paper towel - lifts of the grease, then toss the shirt in the laundry
  25. It looks like this ...

    It looks like this

    http://www.trulia.com/homes/Massachusetts/Leverett/sold/242116-1-Rattlesnake-Gutter-Rd-Leverett-MA-01054
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