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06-23-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By slowpacer

If you cannot test ride a bike, it might be...

If you cannot test ride a bike, it might be better to buy the one that has the closest geometry to your existing bike, main reason why i bought the Muirwoods 2021 instead of the newer model besides...
06-09-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By slowpacer

I use an Amazfit Gtr 2e. Works for me.

I use an Amazfit Gtr 2e. Works for me.
06-08-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By slowpacer

Muirwoods RC comes with Nexus internal hub. I'm...

Muirwoods RC comes with Nexus internal hub. I'm not sure if i would choose this hub for riding in a city like Toronto but Rohloff internal hub, i would if cost is not prohibitive. Here's a good...
06-05-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By slowpacer

If you like the Fairfax you can ask Marin the max...

If you like the Fairfax you can ask Marin the max tire width it can accept and swap tires. If you don't mind a steel frame and a little weight the Marin Muirwoods is a great heavy duty city bike but...
05-08-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By slowpacer

Canadian Tires bike = Walmart bike or even less....

Canadian Tires bike = Walmart bike or even less. A decent used brand name bike would be my first choice and it's not difficult to learn how to do your own maintenance.
05-07-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By slowpacer

I've been using FSA chains, they work just as...

I've been using FSA chains, they work just as well and in my experience are quieter than KMC chains that came stock with my bikes.
05-01-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,598
Posted By slowpacer

I have used Panaracer Gravelking Semi Slicks in...

I have used Panaracer Gravelking Semi Slicks in 700cx43 (current tires), Gravelking Slicks in 32mm and T-Serves in 35mm on my bikes and i like all of them (all tubed). Also have used a pair of 42mm...
04-25-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,767
Posted By slowpacer

I don't do long distances but I had a pair of...

I don't do long distances but I had a pair of Lake shoes 15 or so years ago that i really liked because it worked well with both clipless and flat pedals and was easy to walk in. They also lasted a...
04-12-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,136
Posted By slowpacer

Maybe some dog treats instead will work better?

Maybe some dog treats instead will work better?
04-12-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,380
Posted By slowpacer

I'm a small guy but recently got a Marin...

I'm a small guy but recently got a Marin Muirwoods 29 (https://www.citygrounds.com/products/marin-muirwoods-commuter-bike-2020?variant=31568242245743) in size small and it's a heavy duty steel bike...
04-06-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By slowpacer

I used white text over dark background in cycling...

I used white text over dark background in cycling app, but i use a smartwatch now instead. Riding is more enjoyable for me when not looking at a computer or phone constantly.
04-04-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,499
Posted By slowpacer

I bought a Marin Muirwoods online recently and...

I bought a Marin Muirwoods online recently and it's the most comfortable bike i've ever had after some modifications. I wanted a flat bar steel bike but local bike shops did not have any. So, i...
04-03-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,266
Posted By slowpacer

The worst injury i've had is the one that i'm...

The worst injury i've had is the one that i'm still recovering from. In November a car hit me from behind in a shared car/bike lane and i got a fractured femur, a busted knee and some lost skin as i...
03-22-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By slowpacer

SuperCycle, Jepster.

SuperCycle, Jepster.
03-20-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By slowpacer

I'm 5'4" and love my "lame" Marin...

I'm 5'4" and love my "lame" Marin bike!
03-18-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,161
Posted By slowpacer

I had a bright clothing and flashing tail light...

I had a bright clothing and flashing tail light on and still got rear ended a few months ago. Ended up in ER with a fractured hip and a busted knee but luckily no surgery was required. There are some...
02-21-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By slowpacer

Yes, because some saddles taper more than others....

Yes, because some saddles taper more than others. For example i had an Ergon saddle speced at 172mm that i measured its seating area to be 162mm. My seatbones are about same as yours and i'm using...
02-21-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By slowpacer

My 2014 Sirrus came with this crankset. When i...

My 2014 Sirrus came with this crankset. When i searched for a new BB for this set i found that the spindle on this crankset is 19mm wide and the only BB that works with it is the one that comes with...
02-21-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By slowpacer

I'm glad a zero setback saddle solved your issue....

I'm glad a zero setback saddle solved your issue. Keep in mind that a 150mm wide saddle does not necessarily mean 150mm seating area. And if you ride in an upright position you may need a wider...
02-05-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By slowpacer

I ride a flat bar and could be wrong but may be a...

I ride a flat bar and could be wrong but may be a zero setback seatpost could help reduce the reach.
02-01-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By slowpacer

Between my 16 and 45 degree back sweep...

Between my 16 and 45 degree back sweep handlebars, i like the first one better. 45 degrees is too much for me and i struggle with them on the uphills. I would like to try handlebars with 20-30 degree...
01-28-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,225
Posted By slowpacer

I was able to ride around the block a few times...

I was able to ride around the block a few times today and noticed a little oversteering (or whatever it's called) like you mentioned, then i swapped the front wheel with another one that has 32mm...
01-27-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,225
Posted By slowpacer

I have only ridden them around the neighborhood a...

I have only ridden them around the neighborhood a few times because i've had a fractured femur for a couple of months now as result of being rear ended by a careless driver. That said, i haven't...
01-26-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,225
Posted By slowpacer

You're welcome.

You're welcome.
01-26-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,225
Posted By slowpacer

Thanks. These bar ends give another hand position...

Thanks. These bar ends give another hand position and the good thing is that brake levers are easily operated when using them. However i find them to be too small and i wear size small gloves. They...
01-25-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,225
Posted By slowpacer

Tons of tire clearance. The stock tires are 40mm...

Tons of tire clearance. The stock tires are 40mm wide and surprisingly ride well, although as i said, i haven't been able to ride much recently.
Changed:
- zero setback seatpost
- Ergon ST saddle...
01-24-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By slowpacer

Since your friend has been away from cycling for...

Since your friend has been away from cycling for a long time, the best option would be to try some in person in bike shops, used bikes or rentals. It will help her decide what riding position is most...
01-18-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,225
Posted By slowpacer

I don't have any experience with the bikes you...

I don't have any experience with the bikes you mentioned but a few weeks ago i took a chance on a steel Marin Muirwoods 2021 that was on special for $750 and pulled the plug. I have converted it to...
01-09-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,590
Posted By slowpacer

Glendale drivers are among the worst in the...

Glendale drivers are among the worst in the country (Glendale CA not AZ) and rents are super high. Actually rents are super high everywhere in LA. Among the cities mentioned i prefer Toluka Lake the...
01-04-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,590
Posted By slowpacer

You're very welcome and enjoy your time in LA.

You're very welcome and enjoy your time in LA.
01-04-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,590
Posted By slowpacer

Los Feliz is a very busy street with heavy...

Los Feliz is a very busy street with heavy traffic heading in and out of Hollywood, i don't think there are any bike lanes on it and even if there were i would avoid them. I live in Glendale-Burbank...
01-04-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,590
Posted By slowpacer

There are bike paths all over Griffith Park, it's...

There are bike paths all over Griffith Park, it's a huge park. I live close by and that's where i ride. There are so many cyclists who ride road bikes, hybrids and mountain bikes on these paths, so...
01-20-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,846
Posted By slowpacer

Well, according to yourself it would indeed save...

Well, according to yourself it would indeed save energy if the screen was OLED and the op never said his phone wasn't. In any case power saved by using an app's night mode will probably be negligible.
01-20-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,846
Posted By slowpacer

Maybe not but the op's main concern was...

Maybe not but the op's main concern was visibility and a dark background would make it easier to read the screen and a power bank would take care of battery problem. I also doubt a smaller screen...
01-20-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,846
Posted By slowpacer

Most phones have high contrast screen mode which...

Most phones have high contrast screen mode which makes the screen mo5e readable. I recently discovered a cycling app called "Jepster", it has built in feature for low power consumption, which...
01-19-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,447
Posted By slowpacer

I bought some AA and AAA eneloops from ebay a few...

I bought some AA and AAA eneloops from ebay a few years ago and they're still working as a champ as opposed to these that were bought from a reputable online shop so i don't think they're counterfit....
01-19-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,447
Posted By slowpacer

Thanks for the info. I suppose a protected cell...

Thanks for the info. I suppose a protected cell doesn't make sense in this case, since my charger already has high current protection.
01-19-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,447
Posted By slowpacer

I think they would be about 4 years old or so....

I think they would be about 4 years old or so. The light was used only a handful of times with these batteries and it worked great but i think the manufacturer recommends using protected batteries...
01-18-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,447
Posted By slowpacer

I remember charging them fully before storing...

I remember charging them fully before storing them, but i think they were stored for a few months without use. These battery specs indicate that they hold 90% charge for 5 years but i suppose they...
01-17-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,447
Posted By slowpacer

I an also on a hunt for 18650 batteries for an...

I an also on a hunt for 18650 batteries for an older Fenix light. Seems like they have cells that charge directly with a micro usb cable without a need for a charger....
01-17-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,563
Posted By slowpacer

I used clipless pedals on my sirrus for years but...

I used clipless pedals on my sirrus for years but changed to flat pedals for the past 2. Just do whatever fits your needs, it is not unusual to pick one or the other on any bike.
01-14-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By slowpacer

I wanted to try 28mm tires, so recently swapped...

I wanted to try 28mm tires, so recently swapped 35mm panaracer t-serv tires with 28mm continental ultra sport iii because they were cheap. The 28s are easier to pedal, specially off the get go but it...
12-26-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By slowpacer

I don't know why there is more pressure on only...

I don't know why there is more pressure on only one of your hands but you can try raising your handlebar, it will take some pressure off your hands. Ergon grips are also more comfortale than round...
10-12-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By slowpacer

To relieve wrist and shoulder pain you need a...

To relieve wrist and shoulder pain you need a bike with an upright riding position. Or you can use an extender to raise the handlebar on the bike you already own. Some people can ride all day long on...
10-11-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,903
Posted By slowpacer

I went from 28 specialized tires that originally...

I went from 28 specialized tires that originally came with the bike to panaracer t-serve 35s, then went to panaracer tour 42s and now back to 35s. The 28's were uncomfortable, the 42's very supple...
10-10-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,291
Posted By slowpacer

I have FSA Metropolis bar which is comfortable if...

I have FSA Metropolis bar which is comfortable if you want upright position but it's kind of uncomfortable at times specially on hills. I have since switched to a 15 degree flat bar with bar ends, no...
08-02-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,801
Posted By slowpacer

Tubes are relatively inexpensive, so it's a good...

Tubes are relatively inexpensive, so it's a good idea to buy a few and keep a couple as backup. For a good quality and well priced tires, look at Panaracer Tour tires. I've been using the 700cx42mm...
07-11-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 478,806
Posted By slowpacer

Please tell us your age. 62 1. What type...

Please tell us your age.
62

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Flat bar hybrid bike as indicated in my profile

2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown...
07-11-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By slowpacer

Ditto on the Coreg. I had heart failure a couple...

Ditto on the Coreg. I had heart failure a couple of years ago and was prescribed Coreg. I ended up passing out twice because my blood pressure would drop very low because of it. I determined the...
07-10-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,040
Posted By slowpacer

It's not only amazon trucks in my area, it's ups,...

It's not only amazon trucks in my area, it's ups, fedex, other delivery trucks/cars and etc. Online business is booming for some and brick and mortar stores are going bankrupt as a result of the...
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