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    My shoulder took about 9 months to heal. I...

    My shoulder took about 9 months to heal.
    I always heard that if you leave it alone to heal on it's own it usually takes about the same amount of time to heal after surgery.
  2. Any of those bikes you mentioned are more than...

    Any of those bikes you mentioned are more than able to satisfy what you are wanting to do with it.
    If possible give the performance hybrid a try. They are a little more slanted toward performance...
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    Walmart bikes are made for those who don't worry...

    Walmart bikes are made for those who don't worry about it getting stolen!
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    The best upgrades you can make on just about any...

    The best upgrades you can make on just about any bike that would make any notable difference in how it performs would be a top of the line set of tires and a set of new brake pads.
    Other things such...
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    I've ridden in 45* weather and 100* and it's just...

    I've ridden in 45* weather and 100* and it's just being prepared for it! I prefer fair weather though!:)
  6. I go back to thinking of when I was a kid. I...

    I go back to thinking of when I was a kid. I rode my bike every day around the neighborhood and I was in pretty good shape.
    I do the same now at 68 and I do as I did back then. I don't ride 100...
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    It's best to get into a routine. Make time for...

    It's best to get into a routine. Make time for riding your bike every day, and early is best. I had no problem staying busy with grand kids.
  8. I've read so many comments about attitudes in LBS...

    I've read so many comments about attitudes in LBS and have personally experienced it myself I've come to the conclusion that it's universal, and more likely to happen than not, no matter what part of...
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    Sticky: Please tell us your age. 68 1. What type of...

    Please tell us your age.

    68

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

    My old Trek 850 I converted to a hybrid, my Diamond Back Insight 3, and my Trek Pure cruiser.

    2. Do you take any...
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    I agree! I've got a DB Insight I've had for 4...

    I agree!
    I've got a DB Insight I've had for 4 years now and I only had to make minor adjustments to the components.
    The bike has been very dependable and efficient, and the components have been...
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    That doesn't bother me at all! It's the guy that...

    That doesn't bother me at all! It's the guy that passes me with his auto and tries to see how close he can get to me while I'm already up against the curb.....All the while he's thinking I'm all the...
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    That's what is so nice about this forum. You can...

    That's what is so nice about this forum.
    You can talk all the talk and ride all the rides on an expensive bike or a Walmart special, and nobody will ever know the difference unless you just want...
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    This ^^^

    This ^^^
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    I don't consider myself a cyclist! I'm more of...

    I don't consider myself a cyclist! I'm more of an old man who rides a bike daily or tries to for exercise, and I prefer the greenway trails or MUPS over riding on the street.
    Unfortunately I see...
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    Diamond back brand bikes have been around a...

    Diamond back brand bikes have been around a pretty long time, and originated on the west coast.
    I bought my Insight II about two years ago after doing a lot of research and comparisons on components...
  16. I live in Texas and I ride the local MUPs, and I...

    I live in Texas and I ride the local MUPs, and I only live 2 miles from the nearest one. It's dangerous, so I drive. Between the cell phone users and texters, and the locals who don't care about...
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    You've got that right! I've got one of those...

    You've got that right! I've got one of those mid 90's Treks and it's been through it and back again many times, and it is still going strong to this day. I've got newer bikes and I still enjoy...
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    I believe Brooks recommends that with the handle...

    I believe Brooks recommends that with the handle bars level or above seat level, that a saddle like the B67 would be the better choice.
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    I'm 66 with hip and knee pains, but I try to ride...

    I'm 66 with hip and knee pains, but I try to ride every day. I don't push myself on any of my rides, but I let my body tell me how far, or for how long, as long as I'm feeling good with no pain I...
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    I ride all year long living in south central...

    I ride all year long living in south central Texas. We don't have a winter if you consider the few days of cold weather we have to endure. We pay for it in the long hot summers we have down here...
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    I'm blessed living down here in south central...

    I'm blessed living down here in south central Texas where we don't really have a winter to speak of.
    It might get down into the twenties and thirties a few days a year, but in reality you can just...
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    I could have written this! LOL! It's funny,...

    I could have written this! LOL!

    It's funny, but a lot of people give me a bewildered look when I tell them that I can't walk without pain, but I have no problem riding a bike. It's true, and I...
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    Good for you! Unless you are going to do harm...

    Good for you! Unless you are going to do harm to yourself then why quit?
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    What would help get him motivated would be for...

    What would help get him motivated would be for you and you're dad to ride together. Say hit an easy MUP trail or around the neighborhood on the weekend. I try to ride everyday and at least 30min....
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    First of all he should check with his doctor and...

    First of all he should check with his doctor and get approval.

    I'm 66 and I have a bad back, hip and knee problems and I can't walk very far at all without pain. I can ride my bike twenty miles...
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