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01-30-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By JehD

Ive had both Hydro and mechanical. The nice...

Ive had both Hydro and mechanical. The nice hydros were just awesome and my mechs do get the job done but they are different bikes and different uses.

IT sounds like in your case with the...
01-30-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,815
Posted By JehD

So back on topic. Personally I'm a fan of the...

So back on topic. Personally I'm a fan of the Pedal forward design. Though not for the reason Electa gives. I find most standard cruisers to have a cramped cockpit and I like a little more of a...
01-29-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,815
Posted By JehD

My apologies if I came off like a dick. Iíll...

My apologies if I came off like a dick. Iíll leave it there and remain in topic.
01-29-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,067
Posted By JehD

I keep seeing recommendations for the Brooks B17....

I keep seeing recommendations for the Brooks B17. While a great saddle This is NOT the saddle for an upright position NOR for a heavier rider over 200 lbs. I know the general consensus is ride more...
01-28-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,815
Posted By JehD

Dude...Lighten up and remember where we are. or...

Dude...Lighten up and remember where we are. or at least explain how being "qUoTed" hurt you in any way...
01-28-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,041
Posted By JehD

Call it gravel riding/off road / downhill...

Call it gravel riding/off road / downhill whatever. I won't ride on the streets anymore. I dont care how many "Rights" I have or how much in the right I am If I ride in town I'll ride on the...
01-20-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By JehD

Im ok to the low 30s. I don't have to ride but i...

Im ok to the low 30s. I don't have to ride but i like to and prefer cooler to hotter so below 80 but above 35.
01-17-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By JehD

I had a Brooks B135 on my Electra but moved it to...

I had a Brooks B135 on my Electra but moved it to my fat tire bike. Currently have a B33 and itís AMAZING.

they are expensive but imho worth every penny seat wise
12-06-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,683
Posted By JehD

Currently listening to Book 9 of the...

Currently listening to Book 9 of the Expanse."Leviathan Falls"
09-26-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,655
Posted By JehD

I've ever lost anything of importance on a ride...

I've ever lost anything of importance on a ride but found a guys phone a few weeks back. I managed to find his name in the Medical ID and was able to look him up on my phone. I was able to return it...
09-15-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By JehD

NIce looking bike.

NIce looking bike.
09-15-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,132
Posted By JehD

I'm amazed I'm not dead then from all the dumb...

I'm amazed I'm not dead then from all the dumb stuff I did as a kid on our old Schwinn Stingrays and Cruisers.
09-04-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,943
Posted By JehD

I was a paperboy for a long time. The...

I was a paperboy for a long time. The Philadelphia Daily News in the late 70s was one of two afternoon papers. The Bulletin ent under and I doubled my route. As the small kids quit I juts took the...
08-22-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By JehD

Youre not the only one. When I was on the...

Youre not the only one. When I was on the Facebook group people would show their bikes and with the way the seats where set up you would think the average height of the rider was 5 ft or less. Iím...
08-22-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By JehD

I'll have to give it a wipe down and take a few...

I'll have to give it a wipe down and take a few pics. I stole the B135 off my 7D and swapped in a B33 with the double strand coils, added a brooks black Challenge Saddle bag,some black and silver BMX...
08-22-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By JehD

As a kid I would've agreed with you because the...

As a kid I would've agreed with you because the feet foreword makes it tough to stand and pedal. The pedal forward helps open up the cockpit and makes the bike more open and less cramped. Electras...
08-05-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,690
Posted By JehD

i got the medium. Iím 5-10 with a 31 inseam and...

i got the medium. Iím 5-10 with a 31 inseam and the stand over is just fine. With the huge tires itís like a 29er but I think a S would work for you and they see, easier to source.
06-28-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 465,517
Posted By JehD

That is seriously awesome. I would love to have...

That is seriously awesome. I would love to have one of those or a Sawyer. Those frames are just so classic.
06-28-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By JehD

Is that a crack in the 2nd pic by the pivot?

Is that a crack in the 2nd pic by the pivot?
06-28-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,657
Posted By JehD

I get your issues with pain. I have arthritis and...

I get your issues with pain. I have arthritis and my knees couldnt handle trying to grind a single speed or the back pedaling of the coaster brake.

Here's a link for the 7D....
06-27-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By JehD

I did weigh it, ands just under 3 1/2 pounds. But...

I did weigh it, ands just under 3 1/2 pounds. But when the bikes over 40, does it really matter? lol.


Edit. I got the seat on and set up and just a short ride up the street andÖ.whoa it is...
06-26-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By JehD

The B33 arrived...OOoooh those twisted wire...

The B33 arrived...OOoooh those twisted wire coils. Looks amazing in person.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/b33_543ef828f5b674a870f136cfa2e70261b67bfd70.jpg
06-24-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 38,942
Posted By JehD

Too bad, you have some nice bikes.. But if you...

Too bad, you have some nice bikes.. But if you have to sell its probably a good time as bikes can still be hard to find so you could get a good price for them. It also cheaper to find a bike that...
06-24-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 38,942
Posted By JehD

I havenít noticed an issue with the pedal forward...

I havenít noticed an issue with the pedal forward on my knees vs the Fatty. I sold my Single Speed cruiser because it hurt to brake. The backpedaling and braking was painful.

That and having...
06-23-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 38,942
Posted By JehD

With the springy Brooks and more upright bars its...

With the springy Brooks and more upright bars its pretty cruiserier.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/fatty_577fea52e05901bb35988a8ca33f05892a92bd3c.jpeg
06-23-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By JehD

I'm sure some of it is paying for the name and ...

I'm sure some of it is paying for the name and I've been very happy with the B130, though I'm sure a company doesn't get to be 150 years old buy being crappy. I decided that its worth paying more...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-23-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,831
Posted By JehD

Taking that N+1 thing to the next level.

Taking that N+1 thing to the next level.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-07-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,831
Posted By JehD

Might as well, if you like riding the Malus and...

Might as well, if you like riding the Malus and Its a heavy tank this should last a lifetime.

I picked up the Dolomite ALX and was pretty impressed. For its price point its good but I already...
05-15-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,690
Posted By JehD

For the moment Ive done all the mods Iím going...

For the moment Ive done all the mods Iím going to. Essentially. I raised the bars an brought them in. New Pedals and took the seat from my cruiser.

Its nice having the lower gearing. It makes...
05-10-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 465,517
Posted By JehD

My Cruiser-esque Fatty. I'm really liking this...

My Cruiser-esque Fatty. I'm really liking this thing.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/dolomite1_af4cb06b78920e42c26c7738f4b934531f37ba83.jpg
High Desert at 7200 Feet
05-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,690
Posted By JehD

FINALLY. Got to take it on its first real maiden...

FINALLY. Got to take it on its first real maiden test run. Grabbed the Park 3 way allen key and a 13mm for the seat and off I went. It was hard top tell how it was on the pavement portion of my ride...
05-06-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,690
Posted By JehD

Thanks. Im waiting for a new seatpost so I can...

Thanks. Im waiting for a new seatpost so I can put my Brooks B130 on it. Ive broken that one in on my Electra and am going to swap it over. If it works and I have no reason to assume it wont Ill be...
05-04-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,690
Posted By JehD

So I finally got a chance to take if for a short...

So I finally got a chance to take if for a short spin. Initial reactions are the bike is a good deal for the money.

I wanted to ride exactly out of the box and did that and while there is nothing...
04-28-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,690
Posted By JehD

I have to fix the Wifes Jeep today, but Ill...

I have to fix the Wifes Jeep today, but Ill definitely get pics up as soon as I get a chance to rplay around with it.
04-27-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,690
Posted By JehD

NBD. My "Cruiser-esque" Mongoose Dolomite ALX

So today was NBD, and like most things itís about want vs need. When I got my Electra 7D about a year and 1/2 ago I wanted the Fat Tire version but being the end of the year they went NLA and I...
04-22-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By JehD

Thats part of the reason for the Fatty. While the...

Thats part of the reason for the Fatty. While the 7D has a fairly low gear unless I pack it up and take it to town or to the city the back roads are a little rougher and I want a little lower...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-21-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,368
Posted By JehD

I am in the same position and I was watching a...

I am in the same position and I was watching a review on KevCentral. He test rode a medium and being 5-10n with a 31 inseam said the bike fit perfectly so there's that. Another review also on the...
04-20-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By JehD

Iím looking forward to it as well. While not a...

Iím looking forward to it as well. While not a true cruiser like I said, Itís comparison to the Electra might be fair as they are at a similar price point and similar build.
04-20-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By JehD

I really liked the look of the Electra Fat Tire...

I really liked the look of the Electra Fat Tire bike with the cruiser look and the disk brakes, but since it looks like it may be gone for now. I really like my Cruiser 7D but wanting to try a fat...
04-15-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By JehD

I had a Moto 3i and I felt it needed one lower...

I had a Moto 3i and I felt it needed one lower and one higher since the choices are 3 and 7 I went with 7. I really like the 34 tooth low and the 14 high was fine. I swapped it out for a 34-11 as I...
12-07-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By JehD

I understand your position. Ive been riding since...

I understand your position. Ive been riding since I was 6 and im now 54. Started on the old Schwinn Stingrays and had a Cruiser as a paperboy. I went through an assortment of bikes from Road,...
11-10-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,053
Posted By JehD

What Front caliper are you using in this picture?...

What Front caliper are you using in this picture? And do you have a better pic? How well does it work?



I've always wanted to put a Springer Fork on my Electra 7D and finally found a company...
11-10-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,669
Posted By JehD

I ended up getting it and its the 11-34. It...

I ended up getting it and its the 11-34. It worked perfectly as there is enough tension in the derailleur to take up the extra slack. If you watch the freewheel it has a little more wobble vs the...
11-07-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,399
Posted By JehD

As a former mechanic for almost 35 years, Ill...

As a former mechanic for almost 35 years, Ill offer this. While nothing on a bike will be as difficult or inaccessible as things on a car cheaper tools are more prone to damage the hardware you're...
04-12-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,838
Posted By JehD

Talking Damn, shopping on their site is like building a...

Damn, shopping on their site is like building a car. The $399 cruiser I built would go out the door at $1133.37 including the Tshirt but not tax.
04-10-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,582
Posted By JehD

Trek is doing free deliveries on ordered bikes.

Trek is doing free deliveries on ordered bikes.
03-23-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By JehD

Pretty close if you ask me. ...

Pretty close if you ask me.

https://www.electrabike.com/bikes/cafe-moto-go
...
03-13-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,900
Posted By JehD

They do have a different feel especially with the...

They do have a different feel especially with the wider tires. My DS had 700x38 and to me it was like a flat bar road bike...sorta. My Moto 3i had 29s but with beefier tires and it felt a little...
03-13-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,900
Posted By JehD

Reminds me of my Trek DS 8.4. I bet having that...

Reminds me of my Trek DS 8.4. I bet having that low gear is nicer on the knees.
02-03-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,815
Posted By JehD

I'm 53. I missed the kids boat completely.

I'm 53. I missed the kids boat completely.
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