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05-23-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By deaninkl

Loved this ladies, you are inspirational. Super...

Loved this ladies, you are inspirational. Super well made film as well.

Enjoy the ride.
05-23-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 35,670
Posted By deaninkl

Well, this is the clyde section, so I'm guessing...

Well, this is the clyde section, so I'm guessing none of us are small... I'm 5'9" and 220lbs, and round enough... I wear padded cycle shorts and over them I use a pair of thin un-padded mountain bike...
11-18-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By deaninkl

Blood, pain & stupidity..

Step away if you don’t like stories of blood and stupidity. For older male riders worth reading if you have had any water troubles….

A few years ago I started noticing a reduction of flow when...
10-30-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,857
Posted By deaninkl

Thanks for that, found a quiet road in the middle...

Thanks for that, found a quiet road in the middle of padi fields and did just what you suggested, and there I was bum of seat and flying along...... just have to do in on a hill next...:)
10-24-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,857
Posted By deaninkl

I seem to have a barrier about standing up........

I seem to have a barrier about standing up..... never used to have this issue. I got back into cycling in about April this year, and struggled on hills due to having a 53/39 crank and 11-26, 8 speed...
10-23-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,916
Posted By deaninkl

Must say, for years I have drooled over certain...

Must say, for years I have drooled over certain sports cars, I probably could have afforded a decent one, but always had other priorities, house, schooling for the kids.... I bought my wife a nee...
10-06-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By deaninkl

I do notice that 70's and 80's racing bikes now...

I do notice that 70's and 80's racing bikes now often get used as short tourers after being fixed up for the road again. Add leather handle bar binding and a brooks seat and the look is complete. I'd...
10-06-17, 02:06 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 209,348
Posted By deaninkl

[QUOTE=mstateglfr;19908850]Please more info- that...

[QUOTE=mstateglfr;19908850]Please more info- that is an interesting bike to say the least.

The company appears to be a small Japanese company that specialise in retro bikes, mostly minivelo. Build...
10-06-17, 01:54 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 209,348
Posted By deaninkl

The article was in Malaysia, and the contact...

The article was in Malaysia, and the contact given was the Malaysian importer, but they actually only brought in one, and local riders did not take to the retro design, I now have the one the...
10-04-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 209,348
Posted By deaninkl

I like all things old, and have a liking for...

I like all things old, and have a liking for Japanese craftsmanship, they simply care about what they produce, i started with Japanese guitars having been appalled at the lapses in quality of...
10-03-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By deaninkl

Lovely looking bike, I'm a big fan of Japanese...

Lovely looking bike, I'm a big fan of Japanese quality and good to see a bike back on the road.
Forum: Commuting
10-03-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 363,278
Posted By deaninkl

I guess its a bit like most things in life, the...

I guess its a bit like most things in life, the older stuff just looks better after a certain time, and when speed is not so important..... the carbon clan talk in grams, but if (like me) you are...
10-02-17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,120
Posted By deaninkl

slightly off subject... I've never had a...

slightly off subject... I've never had a seriously expensive bike, US$700 is the most I ever paid... but recently my daughter gave me a Canyon Urban, it cost about US$2k..... and it very striking in...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-17, 11:46 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 363,278
Posted By deaninkl

Bought this Japanese made Bruno a while back...

Bought this Japanese made Bruno a while back after spotting it collecting dust in a cycle shop, the local bike fraternity only seem interested in carbon, so this gem had become a window piece, I got...
09-12-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,174
Posted By deaninkl

I'm in a similar situation, earlier in the year I...

I'm in a similar situation, earlier in the year I started hiking almost daily, then got back on my bike for the first time in many years... did my first 100km day about 2 months after starting on the...
09-10-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,815
Posted By deaninkl

That looks a lovely bike, can you tell me what...

That looks a lovely bike, can you tell me what seat you have on it?
09-10-17, 10:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,897
Posted By deaninkl

at 58 years old, and 220 lbs with a height of...

at 58 years old, and 220 lbs with a height of 5'9" I'm not exactly in shape, but I also don't really care to much how people think, I past that in life. I don't like huggy clothes, but I do where...
09-10-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By deaninkl

Great job, really good to here the results of...

Great job, really good to here the results of sticking with it and doing it slow but sure, many of us (me) can learn from this. thanks for sharing.
08-23-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By deaninkl

Hahaha, having been married for 32 years I know...

Hahaha, having been married for 32 years I know how that works..... some things in life will never change.

I never did get the chopper, always had recycled stolen/lost/found bikes as my dad was a...
08-22-17, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By deaninkl

A tale of lessons for a newbie

Off and on I have cycled at many stages in my life, never as a sport, always to get from A to B.. as a kid I always had a bike, at 12 years old I dreamed of a Raleigh Chopper, but never could afford...
08-21-17, 11:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,756
Posted By deaninkl

I'm the oddball...but... being a clyde.. my...

I'm the oddball...but... being a clyde.. my elasticated cycle shorts sometime role at the waist I find it annoying and thought that a bib would be great and it was...is... just one disadvantage.....
08-15-17, 11:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,839
Posted By deaninkl

I have the same set up now, accept 8 speed not...

I have the same set up now, accept 8 speed not 10, and i have a short cage. I went from a 12-26 rear cassette to a 12-30 and was worried they would be a issue, but works fine. Seems even when Shimano...
08-15-17, 12:30 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,234
Posted By deaninkl

Well, seems to me they were both at fault. ...

Well, seems to me they were both at fault.

She should have looked.

He should not have been riding a fixie on the road.

He comes across as totally typical of a young city ****, always blaming...
Forum: Touring
08-14-17, 10:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,680
Posted By deaninkl

tell her it's for her.... you can borrow it.

tell her it's for her.... you can borrow it.
08-14-17, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By deaninkl

I'm still hovering on the 215-220 lbs mark, but...

I'm still hovering on the 215-220 lbs mark, but when when i get to the 170-180 i want to be at I think I'll stick around here, by far the friendliest place here.

I hope you keep it off and have...
08-14-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By deaninkl

I did my first metric ton a couple of months ago...

I did my first metric ton a couple of months ago after about 2 months back on a bike after a 30 year layoff, I'm 58 and 40-50 Lbs overweight..

So at 38 you should not have too much trouble with a...
08-14-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By deaninkl

I hear you... getting back on.. have weight...

I hear you... getting back on.. have weight lose...
08-13-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By deaninkl

well done that man, always nice to see results. I...

well done that man, always nice to see results. I have hit a platau...and due to work, have not been on my bike in almost 2 months... need a kick start... or just a good kick up my own back side to...
08-13-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,917
Posted By deaninkl

I paid 47 pound for a B17 on Amazon UK, shipped...

I paid 47 pound for a B17 on Amazon UK, shipped to Malaysia, true the they don't ascetically suite every bike, and look better on classic/vintage or steel framed tourer's but they are so...
08-06-17, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By deaninkl

Hi Jonny, thanks for the info. I wave given her a...

Hi Jonny, thanks for the info. I wave given her a list of the bikes shops near her place, some of the the ones you mention included.. she definitely now has enough info. Up to her now to act on it...
07-31-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,264
Posted By deaninkl

Very well done, brag and be proud, loosing weight...

Very well done, brag and be proud, loosing weight is a very difficult thing to do, skinnies have no idea what it takes. Sure for most of us we know that we are the cause of our weight problem, but...
07-27-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By deaninkl

Unfortunately not bought from a shop, she bought...

Unfortunately not bought from a shop, she bought from a friend that bought it then got posted out of the UK, so its just a naked bike no box. She will use an uber van to get it to the airport once...
07-27-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By deaninkl

Sadly that would involve even basic knowledge of...

Sadly that would involve even basic knowledge of a bicycle, my daughter wouldn't have a clue how to take a pedal off.. and sadly her male crowd are from the fashion industry or worse.. banking... no...
07-27-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By deaninkl

Absolutely. Nothing better than the Clash....

Absolutely. Nothing better than the Clash....
07-27-17, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By deaninkl

Little help needed in London..

Hi London cyclists,

My daughter recently bought me a flashy "city bike" knowing that cycling was my hobby.. normally not a big issue, accept I live in Malaysia and she is in London.. she is...
07-27-17, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By deaninkl

Thanks for the replies. Rivers: I have found...

Thanks for the replies.

Rivers: I have found the Evens website and will contact them

debebe: I have not tried cycle chat but will look them up, thanks.

RonH: good point, I hadn't thought of...
07-26-17, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By deaninkl

Calling London.... help needed...

Hi London cyclists,

My daughter recently bought me a flashy "city bike" knowing that cycling was my hobby.. normally not a big issue, accept I live in Malaysia and she is in London.. she is...
07-26-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By deaninkl

Welcome to the site, and Clydes... I'm not as big...

Welcome to the site, and Clydes... I'm not as big as you but at 220 and 5'9" I'm still 40Lb over weight, if you do a search here there are plenty of threads for buy sturdy bikes to get started. Best...
07-26-17, 12:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,320
Posted By deaninkl

Losing a Lb per week with regular exercise and...

Losing a Lb per week with regular exercise and wise eating is a way better way, like many clydes I have experience rapid weight loss, but quick off generally leads to quick on++, and that is...
07-26-17, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By deaninkl

Just some thoughts..(mine) and everybody has an...

Just some thoughts..(mine) and everybody has an opinion right... carbon is very stiff so steers very fast and of course is very light so there is the weight saving... but what real time advantage is...
07-23-17, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By deaninkl

I have read that most bikes are designed to carry...

I have read that most bikes are designed to carry 300Lb or there about, but as with most things manufactured there is a fair bit of safety engineered into a bicycle, so any reputable manufacturer is...
07-23-17, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By deaninkl

Bigbiker1, great that you warn us....... not to...

Bigbiker1, great that you warn us....... not to buy earbuds from Amazon for a couple of months in case we get your "slightly" used set....:lol:
07-14-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,013
Posted By deaninkl

I stop a lot, mostly as my routs are very hilly...

I stop a lot, mostly as my routs are very hilly and I simply have to get off an push sometimes (have road gearing and I need MTB gearing...), then they are the picture stops, the pee stops, water...
07-13-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 245,553
Posted By deaninkl

My advice is to take your Innova to a local shop...

My advice is to take your Innova to a local shop and have them change the tires and service the bike, or if you can do it yourself that no problem. These are sturdy steel bikes and should have no...
07-12-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,413
Posted By deaninkl

I swapped out a super modern race gel seat that...

I swapped out a super modern race gel seat that came with my bike for a Brooks B17 I got on line for $65 from Amazon UK. I did my first 100km day a few months ago, and only 2 months after starting...
07-12-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,245
Posted By deaninkl

I think you would be surprised at the number of...

I think you would be surprised at the number of people in similar situations, US Corporate thinking is sweeping the world, and hire/fire appears to be the norm, add the that the house market and...
07-12-17, 01:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,912
Posted By deaninkl

I live in Malaysia, and definitely can't rent or...

I live in Malaysia, and definitely can't rent or borrow before buying here.. in fact because of high local prices many people buy online... so once you recieve your new saddle you are pretty much...
07-11-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,912
Posted By deaninkl

I think seats are very personal, I'm 5'9" and...

I think seats are very personal, I'm 5'9" and 220Lb, i started using a B17 a few months ago, and have done a 100km day with it and can say it is perfect for me, my butt is no longer an issue...
...
07-11-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By deaninkl

Good to read your story Jonny, I was doing quite...

Good to read your story Jonny, I was doing quite well earlier this year went from 103kg to 95kg, from Feb to end April, and also did my first 100km riding day, then due to traveling for work, I fell...
07-09-17, 10:04 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 245,553
Posted By deaninkl

I'm only XL by US standards at about 97Kg...

I'm only XL by US standards at about 97Kg (213Lbs), but, I live in a land where cyclists are mostly at the 50Kg mark, many even less... So I stand out like a fat guy in a Chinese Yoga class... but...
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