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    I used an aluminum bike on a trainer that I...

    I used an aluminum bike on a trainer that I cracked and bent in a collision with a car. It already fitted me.

    Having a second bike can be a good thing. Say that your fancy CF bike is in the shop...
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    I can tell when I haven't been riding much as my...

    I can tell when I haven't been riding much as my bad knee starts to hurt (and everything else feels better ;) ). Cycling helps my knee.

    I also use Speedplay pedals (X's) and the float helps.

    I...
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    Congrats! I turn 62 in June so riding my age is...

    Congrats! I turn 62 in June so riding my age is easier.
  4. Seems that you've ruled out the wheels. Make sure...

    Seems that you've ruled out the wheels. Make sure that the headset isn't loose.

    You haven't raise the handlebars, have you? Something like an extra steep angle stem OR a super short stem can cause...
  5. Thread: 7 x 3 = 18?

    by JerrySTL
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    It's a typo. I counted 7 gears on the cassette...

    It's a typo. I counted 7 gears on the cassette and 3 chain rings. That's a 21-speed in my book even if some are duplicates.
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    I enjoy the Katy Trail in Missouri and frequently...

    I enjoy the Katy Trail in Missouri and frequently ride on the Madison County Trails in Illinois.
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    Here's a great resource for all things Katy...

    Here's a great resource for all things Katy Trail: bikekatytrail.com

    The Rock Island Trail is years from being finished.

    I've ridden across Missouri a few times on roads. I'd go the northern...
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    Is it a tandem bike? I hope so or that could be a...

    Is it a tandem bike? I hope so or that could be a very bad angle for a chain stay.

    The big chain ring's teeth look a little 'shark finned' which could mean it's worn out which could cause bad...
  9. I've done both. It's sure nice to back at the car...

    I've done both. It's sure nice to back at the car or home when you end.

    However the last few years I've done organized tours which required taking a bus or train back to the start. Not all that...
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    With a bike that old, you need to worry if the...

    With a bike that old, you need to worry if the rims are hooked or hookless. Push the tire off the rim or even remove it. If there's a bump on the inside of the rim, it's hooked and almost any modern...
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    The little set screw that holds in the brakes...

    The little set screw that holds in the brakes pads. I'm especially partial to the left rear one.....
  12. I'd look for something with easier gearing if...

    I'd look for something with easier gearing if it's hilly where you'll be riding. That bike's granny gear is a 34x28 combo. SRAM has a wi-fli line of drivetrains that are 34x32. Unless you are a...
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    I did my first double-century ride when I turned...

    I did my first double-century ride when I turned 50.
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    Cassette or freewheel? 7-speeds came in both....

    Cassette or freewheel? 7-speeds came in both. Also don't forget a new chain as you will need to add a few links.
  15. The boss kicked us all out of the office at noon...

    The boss kicked us all out of the office at noon on Thursday so I did 32 miles. It was dry, about 54°F, and just a little windy. Great weather for this time of year. ...
  16. My annual Katy Trail ride in Missouri in June....

    My annual Katy Trail ride in Missouri in June.
    https://mostateparks.com/2016KTRide
  17. Personally, I'd replace it. If a factory fresh...

    Personally, I'd replace it. If a factory fresh chain can snap, I'd be a little more worried about a repaired chain that has already given me trouble.
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    I also have gout. The best advice is to keep well...

    I also have gout. The best advice is to keep well hydrated especially when riding. On a similar note, my cardiologist put me on a diuretic for my blood pressure. The stuff dropped my BP by 10 points...
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    I have a couple but works best for me is to put...

    I have a couple but works best for me is to put all my clean clothes in a pillow case and sleep on it.
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    If you have a seat bag, take it off and see what...

    If you have a seat bag, take it off and see what happens.

    Also try putting less pressure on the handlebars while seated - maybe even go no-hands for a while - and see if that makes a change.
  21. Thread: Restarting

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    Have fun. Seriously. You are more likely to stay...

    Have fun. Seriously. You are more likely to stay with an exercise routine if you are enjoying it.
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    You could possibly go with a wider rim. That's...

    You could possibly go with a wider rim. That's the expensive option.

    There are 700x24 tires out there. Worth trying when you need a new tire.

    Also one company's 25 is another company's 26. You...
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    The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is a great way to...

    The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is a great way to cross the Mississippi River - when it's open. It's often locked.

    The easiest way from the Katy Trail into Illinois is the Clark Bridge in Alton, IL....
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    350 riders. That's about right for a group riding...

    350 riders. That's about right for a group riding on a trail. Also that number of people is about right for the camp grounds and overnight facilities.
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    I've done this ride on the Katy Trail the last 5...

    I've done this ride on the Katy Trail the last 5 years and plan on doing it again in 2016.

    https://mostateparks.com/2016KTRide

    If interested make sure to sign up on March 1st at 8 am. The ride...
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