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09-19-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By freeranger

As stated, you want to not only buy the bike you...

As stated, you want to not only buy the bike you like, but you'll want a good LBS for service. If there are dealers in your area, you may also wish to check out some brands outside of the "main"...
09-19-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 383
Posted By freeranger

Never timed how long I can stand and pedal. But I...

Never timed how long I can stand and pedal. But I do ride off-road also, and when trail riding, seldom on the saddle. Usually either standing and pedaling or just standing. Off-road rides are usually...
09-18-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 358
Posted By freeranger

Are you using a 10 spd. shifter? Seems obvious,...

Are you using a 10 spd. shifter? Seems obvious, but I have to ask.
09-17-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By freeranger

Anyone know if he was ever awarded the...

Anyone know if he was ever awarded the Congressional Gold Medal? I read where he was nominated, but can't find info that he ever rec'd it. Always been a fan (not the reason I bought a LeMond road...
09-14-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By freeranger

GUESSING it could be a mtn.bike knobby tire with...

GUESSING it could be a mtn.bike knobby tire with large aggressive knobs? Never heard the term.
09-13-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By freeranger

Depends on your definition of technical. I am...

Depends on your definition of technical. I am your age and still riding trails, but compared to what I used to ride (was trail riding before I ever owned a road bike), I wouldn't consider them...
09-12-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By freeranger

Doesn't sound like a whole new bike is needed....

Doesn't sound like a whole new bike is needed. Maybe just a change of handlebars-some with more rise and sweep might suffice. Or even a stem riser. Or both. Have you discussed your wishes with your...
09-11-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By freeranger

There are sprays made for making hiking boots,...

There are sprays made for making hiking boots, and shoes water resistant. I"ve used spray for my hiking boots, and it works very well. Might be worth a try. Might try some 3M Scotchgard:...
09-07-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By freeranger

Soma Clarence bars on MTB & dual purpose tire?....

Seems I'm riding more pavement-less off-road these days. Thinking of changing some of the components on the MTB to make it more pavement friendly, while still suitable for taking off-road for some...
09-06-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 743
Posted By freeranger

Evidently, others have experienced bugs...

Evidently, others have experienced bugs also-https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bicycle-helmet-COVER-bee-and-bug-protection-BLACK-IS-TEMPORARILY-OUT-OF-STOCK/121720009251?hash=item1c5713f223:g:x7wAAOSwrklVDJjJ
09-03-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 227,218
Posted By freeranger

I've never ridden a hybrid with a susp.fork. When...

I've never ridden a hybrid with a susp.fork. When I lived in MD., rode lots of the rail-trails (most were crushed limestone) throughout MD. and PA. on my mtn.bike. Never heard of a hybrid bike back...
09-03-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By freeranger

I'd go with a darker color, so dirt/grime/grease...

I'd go with a darker color, so dirt/grime/grease doesn't show so much. A dark grey would be good, if available. Grey camo might look good for the bar tape, if you're not one who dislikes camo, or...
09-02-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,084
Posted By freeranger

Proprietary parts that would stop you buying...

Just read a thread about the Giant Escape using a "D-fuse" seatpost. A non-round seat tube/post would kill the deal for me personally. I could see one on a TT bike or other racing type aero bike, but...
09-01-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By freeranger

Best is most likely less than maximum--enough...

Best is most likely less than maximum--enough pressure to roll along well, and not pinch flat, but be comfortable so you don't feel every bump or expansion joint in the pavement. So many variables,...
08-31-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By freeranger

I don't have the answer, but you might want to...

I don't have the answer, but you might want to cross-post in the Framebuilders forum-seems like someone there would have a good solution. If you do, might mention it's a cross post.
08-30-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By freeranger

Was always careful on the road bike, so not much...

Was always careful on the road bike, so not much change there. But I am more careful these days on the mtn.bike-guess age and not riding off-road often has done that.
08-28-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,206
Posted By freeranger

I've found that any time you specify anything as...

I've found that any time you specify anything as a "hobby" that the expense automatically goes up, vs if it is just an "activity".
08-27-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 524
Posted By freeranger

You'll do much better getting advice on products...

You'll do much better getting advice on products on this forum than from online retailers. It's said that a person who doesn't like a product will tell 10 people (don't remember where I heard this),...
08-26-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,201
Posted By freeranger

I will spend what I feel I need to make the bike...

I will spend what I feel I need to make the bike function well and that I think will last. I don't go for the most expensive or the latest and greatest (you can tell that from the ages of my bikes!)....
08-26-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,818
Posted By freeranger

Guess I've gotten a little more cautious, but not...

Guess I've gotten a little more cautious, but not a lot. 69 y.o. and still mtn.biking. Was out with a friend on some trails and came to a very rooty (exposed tangled roots) start to a stream...
08-26-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By freeranger

Since you kept the stock front hub and rotor,...

Since you kept the stock front hub and rotor, which was on the bike when the accident happened, those would be the first things I would check. Maybe there was damage that didn't immediately show up....
08-24-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By freeranger

I'm using a couple of old pairs of New Balance...

I'm using a couple of old pairs of New Balance and Sketchers "trail running" shoes with my pinned pedals. No problems slipping off. I have some "regular" tennis shoes on which the soles do not have...
08-23-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By freeranger

Never seen anything like that! Looks like some...

Never seen anything like that! Looks like some type of adapter that might be able to be removed if you loosen the bolt on the seat post. Then you would need to measure the i.d. of the seat tube and...
08-23-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By freeranger

Definitely not normal--take it back, and...

Definitely not normal--take it back, and hopefully they have a good mechanic that can look it over to ensure everything is installed correctly. Assuming it was sold like that, I'd look over the whole...
08-23-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By freeranger

Sounds like yours may have been one which should...

Sounds like yours may have been one which should have had the recall. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/safety-notices
08-22-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,227
Posted By freeranger

I only managed to make it thru a few replies. But...

I only managed to make it thru a few replies. But what I find amazing is: 203 replies?! (including mine) so far.
08-22-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,085
Posted By freeranger

Just be careful, watch where you are going, and...

Just be careful, watch where you are going, and pay attention to those around you. Last summer we were riding in a group. A rider, inexperienced in group rides, went down and broke some ribs and a...
08-21-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By freeranger

You should be able to compare components on the...

You should be able to compare components on the bike to the Cannondale site to determine the model. Or ask the seller.
08-21-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,655
Posted By freeranger

Many times it's just my wife and I riding and no...

Many times it's just my wife and I riding and no mask then. But if riding in a group, I will wear a mask. I always have one with me, in case I stop and talk with someone I might meet, or see another...
08-18-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,338
Posted By freeranger

Always--of course, I've worn rx glasses since I...

Always--of course, I've worn rx glasses since I was 3. Be glad I'm wearing them, so I can see not to run into you, or trees, ditches, etc.! Contacts or lasik is not an option for me-glasses are a...
08-18-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By freeranger

Bike Nashbar and Performance's "in house" brand...

Bike Nashbar and Performance's "in house" brand is Forte-don't know who makes them, or about availability, but you could call them to see when they might be in stock, if you see something you might...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 636
Posted By freeranger

You say that it's another road bike. Guessing the...

You say that it's another road bike. Guessing the saddle on the other bike is comfortable? Have you tried that saddle on your new bike? I know Terry also offers a trial period, as does Serfas, and...
08-16-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,417
Posted By freeranger

These days, if it's there, fits, and you want it,...

These days, if it's there, fits, and you want it, better jump on it before it's gone! May not be there the next day.
08-15-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,874
Posted By freeranger

I just hope I never encounter a bike like Simon's...

I just hope I never encounter a bike like Simon's on the off-road trails I sometimes ride. A fat tired e-bike I see on them on occasion is more than enough. It must have a powerful motor, as I've...
08-12-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By freeranger

In addition to what others have said, think about...

In addition to what others have said, think about how a presta valve functions. There is no spring (like a shrader) to bring the valve back up to seal. It relies on the pressure in the tube. So when...
08-11-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By freeranger

I put a Manitou Axel Comp on my old GT years...

I put a Manitou Axel Comp on my old GT years ago-still going strong. At the time, I enjoyed wrenching more than I do now, so I took it apart before installing and went over and checked/greased, put...
08-11-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By freeranger

I'm right handed. My rear brake is on the right...

I'm right handed. My rear brake is on the right on my bicycles. I was mainly riding mtn.bikes before a road bike, and they were set up for right-rear. Used to ride motorcycles also, the front being...
08-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By freeranger

Good looking bike! Glad you got it sorted out so...

Good looking bike! Glad you got it sorted out so you can enjoy it.
08-09-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,238
Posted By freeranger

Does your husband's old bike fit you? If not, no...

Does your husband's old bike fit you? If not, no seat is going to alleviate the pain. Saddles can be adjusted forward or back on the seatpost. Tilted up or down. And the seatpost may be raised or...
08-08-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,977
Posted By freeranger

Never thought about cell reception when riding....

Never thought about cell reception when riding. Then again, I grew up and was riding bicycles before cell phones existed. Guess if I'd needed to call someone I'd have had to ask someone to use the...
08-08-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By freeranger

Pays more than one way to DIY

Was just talking with a friend in PA this morning. We got to talking bike stuff and he mentioned his sister (lives in Balt., MD area) was going to take her bike in for (he thinks) just a routine...
08-05-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By freeranger

The oil of different plants has been shown to be...

The oil of different plants has been shown to be an effective repellant. Haven't had to use them myself, but here's something I found which you may find interesting reading: ...
08-02-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By freeranger

There are two main types (there are more than 2,...

There are two main types (there are more than 2, but these are the usual) of valve stems for bike tubes. Schrader (looks just like on your car), or Presta-which is smaller and has a core which must...
07-31-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By freeranger

My wife and I are light-weights, never had a...

My wife and I are light-weights, never had a saddle sagging problem. But those we ride with are all sizes, with all types of saddles, never heard of nor noticed any problem with saddles developing a...
07-31-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By freeranger

Got an old tube that could be cut and slipped...

Got an old tube that could be cut and slipped over the grips?
07-29-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By freeranger

When you find step-thru frames, they are usually...

When you find step-thru frames, they are usually marketed as "women's" bikes. Whether the geometry is actually different or not, I don't know. But Trek has some step-thru FX models, and Cannondale...
07-29-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By freeranger

A fairly firm saddle with a cutout and lightly...

A fairly firm saddle with a cutout and lightly padded Andiamo underwear has worked for me. That, and saddle adjustment. Work with it until you get it where you need it. I recently just changed my...
07-28-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By freeranger

If levers don't work, could always try a tire...

If levers don't work, could always try a tire bead jack: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71w7Ehr-wHL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
07-28-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By freeranger

Probably just need to make a (or some) saddle...

Probably just need to make a (or some) saddle adjustments. I'm sure I have one leg shorter, was on crutches for 9 months after fracturing a hip when I was still in high school. I recently, after...
07-28-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By freeranger

davei1980-sounds like you've got it all under...

davei1980-sounds like you've got it all under control. Re-star nut-I've never used anything other than a deep well socket, a little smaller than the i.d. of the steerer tube, to set the star nut.
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