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10-13-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By martianone

When I wear "bike shorts", they are B&G touring...

When I wear "bike shorts", they are B&G touring shorts.
plus I frequently wear them as "regular shorts",
plus in swimming.
have been cycling and swimming (or waist deep wading) with them a number...
10-02-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By martianone

Ruined a stock tire on my 7D, replaced both with...

Ruined a stock tire on my 7D, replaced both with Fat Frank's.
very nice tire for this applicatio, work well on dirt/gravel, sand, pavement.
just keep the pressure 35-40 psi.
10-01-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By martianone

Have a Specialized Fuse, it is great for our...

Have a Specialized Fuse, it is great for our local dirt roads, ATV trails, logging paths and cow paths. Have not actually taken it "mountain biking", no doubt it would work well on the Kingdon Trails...
09-16-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,458
Posted By martianone

A wonderful May morning a couple years ago...

A wonderful May morning a couple years ago commuting to work on a StreetMachine, perfect weather and temp. Could not have asked for a nicer morning, blazing along in the recumbent, coasted up a...
09-11-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By martianone

Already too many multi-tool versions.

Already too many multi-tool versions.
08-24-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,454
Posted By martianone

My partner and I rode with our two guys, ...

My partner and I rode with our two guys,
started them on some type of bike when they
were about 4-5 (push scooter before that).
when they got older (8-10), took them on multi day
trips with us....
07-27-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,139
Posted By martianone

Suggest a Surly Crosscheck or pacer (if...

Suggest a Surly Crosscheck or pacer (if available).
also to smooth out the ride, reduce the tire pressure,
60-65 psi with a 32 mm tire usually is good.
06-12-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,466
Posted By martianone

Less than $150 ? yes! A five speed Schwinn...

Less than $150 ?
yes!
A five speed Schwinn Suburban, in 1971.
rode it for several years.
06-09-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By martianone

The saddles are not a direct comparison, have...

The saddles are not a direct comparison, have the SA on a fairly up right commuter. Have a GB Aravis on a road bike with touring geometry. Tried several saddles on the road bike, in this...
05-18-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,971
Posted By martianone

Park MT-1 for me. simple and pragmatic

Park MT-1 for me.
simple and pragmatic
04-28-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By martianone

Nice !!! how much does it weigh !

Nice !!!
how much does it weigh !
04-09-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,298
Posted By martianone

Minimalist approach- A tube, a Quick Stick,...

Minimalist approach-
A tube, a Quick Stick, Lezyne Carbon drive pump (mounted by water bottle) and a Park MT-1 multi tool (can be used as a second tire lever).
04-03-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By martianone

Get, what you have- assuming it is ok. ...

Get, what you have- assuming it is ok.
otherwise consider one of the Terry models ?
Had a Liberator for quite a while, it was good for me.
Terry has several saddles with good feedback about...
04-02-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,540
Posted By martianone

Never, is a long time. Have a Gunnar Roadie...

Never, is a long time.
Have a Gunnar Roadie with custom sizing and selected components,
Can ride it for hours, comfortably.
Doubt I would part with it ?
03-23-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By martianone

Consider a xootr Swift ? I know they have been...

Consider a xootr Swift ?
I know they have been out of production a couple years,
But seem to be available.
They are light for a youngster to handle,
Expandable, so they will be able to grow into...
03-06-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,637
Posted By martianone

Winter in Halifax Co. NC. Sent a letter to our...

Winter in Halifax Co. NC.
Sent a letter to our local State rep outlining my concerns about this proposed legislation.
It does appear to be on track to die in committee, but one can not be sure....
02-17-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,992
Posted By martianone

I know there are a lot of unpositive comments...

I know there are a lot of unpositive comments about Nexus 8.
Perhaps I am unusually lucky - Have thousands of km on mine, no problems.
If the Alfine 8 was good for you ?
Why not replace it with...
02-14-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By martianone

Carry a Lezyne Carbon road on my bike- light...

Carry a Lezyne Carbon road on my bike- light weight, reliable and effective when needed.
lezyne steel floor pump at home- been utilizing it for years. Even Pumped up a car tire a few times.
this...
02-13-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,567
Posted By martianone

Flat Fairy, wins ! Again ! Sorry, been there...

Flat Fairy, wins !
Again !
Sorry, been there - often.
02-12-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,787
Posted By martianone

Have a wandering eye, but not lusting over...

Have a wandering eye,
but not lusting over anything specific.
01-29-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,366
Posted By martianone

Another which frame material is better posting, ...

Another which frame material is better posting,
who knows?
What is great for me, might not be for you.
Have CF, Al, Fe and unobtanium bikes in our house,
each has a place.
For road bikes, my...
01-06-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,961
Posted By martianone

Ride, for the pleasure of riding. No specific...

Ride, for the pleasure of riding.
No specific time, distance or speed goals.
I do keep track of distance, just a tool to check component wear.
12-23-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,253
Posted By martianone

Consider a three speed hub ? i know, heavier. ...

Consider a three speed hub ?
i know, heavier.
but more versatile.
11-29-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,868
Posted By martianone

Any proof to a. &/or b Above ?

Any proof to a. &/or b Above ?
11-14-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,973
Posted By martianone

Luddite here, like to shift for myself. i cycle...

Luddite here, like to shift for myself.
i cycle for the pleasure of it,
changing gears is part of the pleasure.
11-10-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,892
Posted By martianone

Hate my bikes, NO. However, do have a favorite.

Hate my bikes, NO.
However, do have a favorite.
11-04-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By martianone

+1 give the Worksman utility a look. ...

+1

give the Worksman utility a look.
rugged, reliable, heavy and slow.
or
be objective, try a recumbent trike.
never thought I would like one,
until I tried it.
it is a great feeling...
10-24-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By martianone

Turn bike upside down, spray bottom of saddle...

Turn bike upside down,
spray bottom of saddle with your wd-40.
then listen for the squeak.
10-06-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By martianone

Professional rider, no padded shorts ? Probably...

Professional rider, no padded shorts ? Probably not.
Personally, Depends.........................


shorter rides (<50 km), usually don't bother.
when I do wear bike shorts, prefer J&G Touring...
10-02-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,109
Posted By martianone

IN my opinion, one of the leading causes of N+1...

IN my opinion, one of the leading causes of N+1 is the rider not getting the right feel or optimal bike fit.
frame material is only a part of that. Have ridden Al frames that were pretty stiff,...
09-30-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By martianone

I know OP indicated he/she had tried a saddle bag...

I know OP indicated he/she had tried a saddle bag without success,
hard to see why a seat pack like a Timbuktu2. Bike seat pack would not work?
a medium size one will fit a tube, tool, levers, etc....
09-30-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By martianone

Both should get a professional bike fitting and...

Both should get a professional bike fitting and higher spec bikes.
make sure the fitter really understands what you want from your new bikes
09-11-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By martianone

A GB saddle is an upgrade to any Brooks. Have...

A GB saddle is an upgrade to any Brooks.
Have leather saddles on all of my upright bikes, including B-17, B-68, Imperial, Champion Flyer. An S. Anatomica and a GB Aravis. The Aravis is a little more...
09-09-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,642
Posted By martianone

Consider a Townie D7 ? comfortable to ride...

Consider a Townie D7 ?
comfortable to ride upright position,
gearing is a 1x7, works well on fllat terrain and some hills also.
my partner and I each have one as our beach bikes,
after our road...
09-03-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,718
Posted By martianone

Consider a Bike Friday ? i have a NWT, step...

Consider a Bike Friday ?
i have a NWT, step through design is easy to jump on,
wheel size is a good balance between the small Bromptom wheel,
and 26/29 " wheels. Can get a pretty fate 20" tire to...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,606
Posted By martianone

I wear baseball pants. they are a good balance...

I wear baseball pants.
they are a good balance of warm and cool,
hard to stain or get road grimy,
easy to wash,
and not overly expensive.
Forum: Touring
08-30-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,262
Posted By martianone

While my preference is for a "stretched leather"...

While my preference is for a "stretched leather" saddle, when someone asks about an alternative; I've often suggested a Terry Liberator. Have Brooks, Anatomica and GB saddles, with GB Aravis my...
08-29-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,154
Posted By martianone

Hypothetical storage

Hypothetically?
bikes would be stored to allow their easy exit and entry,
perhaps on ground level floor.
you want to make it easy for her to get her bike out to ride and bring it in after ride....
08-20-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By martianone

Consider shorter crank arms ? also, fore/aft...

Consider shorter crank arms ?
also, fore/aft saddle position, plus saddle tilt ?
08-05-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,249
Posted By martianone

"When I was a kid", my kids hated it when I...

"When I was a kid", my kids hated it when I started a sentance with that phrase.
in 1960, my folks got me a bike for my birthday.
it was like I had been given wings, wings of wheels.
Been riding...
07-21-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By martianone

I didn't start getting old, until I said- think...

I didn't start getting old, until I said- think I'm getting old.
once I stopped that, I didn't get older.
07-21-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,695
Posted By martianone

the above helps, however there is no such thing...

the above helps, however there is no such thing as rust or corrosion proof.
wiping a wet bike off with a shop towel helps.
keeping the little "limber" holes clear helps to drain water out of the...
07-15-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By martianone

Luddite perspective...... Why bugger up a bike...

Luddite perspective...... Why bugger up a bike with electronic gizmos?
Forum: Commuting
06-25-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By martianone

I run a 1x9 with 38 t chain ring and 12-36...

I run a 1x9 with 38 t chain ring and 12-36 cassette.
Some suggest a couple mm in crank length does not make a difference,
That is not my experience.
Not sure what the OP is asking.
Chain ring...
06-20-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By martianone

Also enjoy cycling on Jekyl island, my mother...

Also enjoy cycling on Jekyl island, my mother lived there a few years after retirement. Do not like the bridge to Brunswick, St Simons island is less laid back. Used a Townie d7 with big apple tires,...
06-15-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By martianone

This is not a hub gear suggestion.... how about...

This is not a hub gear suggestion....
how about a two speed (chainring) front deraileur and single rear cog ?
Forum: Touring
05-28-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,413
Posted By martianone

12-36 cassette, 39 x 28 chainrings on my Trek...

12-36 cassette, 39 x 28 chainrings on my Trek 520.
hike, when I need lower.
05-28-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,385
Posted By martianone

Also, hope to be riding when I'm 84 !

Also, hope to be riding when I'm 84 !
05-28-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By martianone

Consider the pattern of regular Schwalbe...

Consider the pattern of regular Schwalbe Marathons?
for me, they have worked pretty well across a wide variation of surfaces.
sort of like an all season tire, 47 or 50 mm is a good size.
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