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08-22-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,801
Posted By Jimbo47

I wear my age with pride! I really don't like...

I wear my age with pride!
I really don't like it when someone younger than me calls me "young man." Call me sir would be more appropriate.
08-22-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,449
Posted By Jimbo47

I'm 71 and my hat is off to those the same age...

I'm 71 and my hat is off to those the same age and older who can keep up with the younger guys.
I ride at my pace which is slow. I don't need to prove anything to anyone, but only to enjoy the...
07-19-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,502
Posted By Jimbo47

I don't get dressed up to ride my bike. I wear...

I don't get dressed up to ride my bike.
I wear whats comfortable for me, and I don't care what anyone thinks, but hey, to each his own!
07-01-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Jimbo47

That would scare the heck out of someone that has...

That would scare the heck out of someone that has been living under a rock!
Nice! :eek:
06-30-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,691
Posted By Jimbo47

Congrats on your weight loss! No need to worry...

Congrats on your weight loss!
No need to worry about speed, or trying to keep up with anyone.
Just ride at your pace and not try to duplicate was others do, and as mentioned above, whatever miles...
06-30-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Jimbo47

This is true about having a knobby on the front...

This is true about having a knobby on the front if you ride on a slick hard surface especially.
I watched a guy wipe out on a wet wood bridge with knobby's on his mountain bike. He was in front of...
06-27-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,373
Posted By Jimbo47

One word....Trike!

One word....Trike!
06-20-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,725
Posted By Jimbo47

After 100 miles, numbness should set in so you...

After 100 miles, numbness should set in so you will be good to go either way.
06-20-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,713
Posted By Jimbo47

Another way to look at it is you can buy the most...

Another way to look at it is you can buy the most expensive bike you can afford, but the engine is still old, and can only do so much!
06-08-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,254
Posted By Jimbo47

Riding a cruiser you have different muscles that...

Riding a cruiser you have different muscles that come into play. Your back pain is more than likely because your abdominal and core muscles are carrying more of the load than stretched out over a...
06-02-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,512
Posted By Jimbo47

Then you just recently outgrew your training...

Then you just recently outgrew your training wheels. :lol:
05-31-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,798
Posted By Jimbo47

I've had hip problems for a few years now and I'm...

I've had hip problems for a few years now and I'm 71 probably looking at surgery in the not too distant future.
My ride is a pedals forward cruiser that I have no problem riding to stay fit. I lean...
05-31-18, 05:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,512
Posted By Jimbo47

When I opened the topic I kind of read it as,...

When I opened the topic I kind of read it as, Wow!..I'm 64 and still riding? :50:
That should read, Wow!...I'm 64 and have at least another 30 years of riding!:lol:
05-28-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,182
Posted By Jimbo47

Yes.

Yes.
05-28-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,972
Posted By Jimbo47

If you stay on mostly well used trails you can...

If you stay on mostly well used trails you can pretty much prevent flats by just doing that alone.
Cutting across terrain and blazing your own trail is asking for flats, because there isn't a bike...
05-28-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,576
Posted By Jimbo47

It's his money, his bike, so I think he can do...

It's his money, his bike, so I think he can do with it as he wishes.
After reading all the replies, he probably wishes he had not even posted.
05-26-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 720
Posted By Jimbo47

Internal gear Shimano 8 speed upgrade

Thinking about an upgrade to internal 8 speed hub on my old Trek Pure.
It now has the derailer 7 spd. cassette.
What if any, are the advantages that I could expect over what I now have?
I'm...
05-25-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,348
Posted By Jimbo47

Changing to a swept back bar will cause you to...

Changing to a swept back bar will cause you to sit more upright which will probably cause the need for a different seat such as a cruiser seat, which is wider and more suited for upright peddling....
05-23-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,258
Posted By Jimbo47

A realistic goal for a 73 year old is wake up in...

A realistic goal for a 73 year old is wake up in the morning, and if you feel like riding do it, and let your body tell you when enough is enough.
05-23-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,972
Posted By Jimbo47

Try to pickup an old 80's 90's model chromoly...

Try to pickup an old 80's 90's model chromoly framed mountain bike.
I've got my first one a Trek 860 I bought new in 97. I put some new tires, a luggage rack and platform pedals on it and that was...
05-23-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,798
Posted By Jimbo47

Amen brother, Amen!

Amen brother, Amen!
05-23-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,142
Posted By Jimbo47

I love my old Trek Pure I've had for several...

I love my old Trek Pure I've had for several years. I've got a couple of other bikes, an old MTB and a hybrid, but now days with my back and hip problems, I pretty much use the Trek and it gets me...
05-08-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,233
Posted By Jimbo47

Age is gauged only by how bad you feel!

Age is gauged only by how bad you feel!
05-08-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jimbo47

I ride because I enjoy it and for the side...

I ride because I enjoy it and for the side benefit of better health.
My bike is more of an entry level, so if it's considered a little heavy then that's a plus for a better workout.
I don't think...
04-30-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jimbo47

Every time I start to think about getting a new...

Every time I start to think about getting a new bike I always ask myself what is mentioned above!
So far I've only changed tires and brake pads when they wear out so I'm able to get that new bike...
04-30-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,513
Posted By Jimbo47

Nothing wrong with what you did, but like some...

Nothing wrong with what you did, but like some others have said that with a frame swap you will have one really nice bike! It will also give you a chance to tinker a little more!
04-26-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Jimbo47

The 38's should be a good compromise for what...

The 38's should be a good compromise for what type of riding you do. The 28's may not fare as well on rough dirt/sand/shale that may not always be hard packed.
I'm no expert but I've played...
04-26-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,091
Posted By Jimbo47

I like it because most have the same aches and...

I like it because most have the same aches and pains that I do!
The other forums they just don't understand.....Yet!
04-25-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jimbo47

From what you've written you are beyond the dept....

From what you've written you are beyond the dept. store bike, and have become a more dedicated rider.
No need to dump money into that old bike as it will not amount to anything but putting lipstick...
04-23-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,030
Posted By Jimbo47

Perfect excuse to go and buy that trike you've...

Perfect excuse to go and buy that trike you've been pondering!.....:thumb:
04-19-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Jimbo47

I've been riding just about daily for the past 19...

I've been riding just about daily for the past 19 years and I've had to make adjustments to compensate for my aging body several times along the way.
04-18-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,762
Posted By Jimbo47

So there are no snobs on cheap bikes?

So there are no snobs on cheap bikes?
04-18-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By Jimbo47

You can do all you can do, but one thing is a...

You can do all you can do, but one thing is a constant and that is the car/truck always wins.
04-18-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,489
Posted By Jimbo47

This is a good example of why you should try out...

This is a good example of why you should try out several bikes before you buy. It goes a long way in preventing buyers remorse.
04-17-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,873
Posted By Jimbo47

The basics on what I need to repair a...

The basics on what I need to repair a flat......Done it more than a few times!
04-17-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,259
Posted By Jimbo47

Same here! It's not that I'm knocking it, but...

Same here!
It's not that I'm knocking it, but ​SOME of us older folk have enough trouble staying upright on a bike.
04-16-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,762
Posted By Jimbo47

As long as my bike isn't worth more than my 18...

As long as my bike isn't worth more than my 18 year old Jeep I'm good!
04-11-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By Jimbo47

I can see where he will get a lot more exercise...

I can see where he will get a lot more exercise walking from the golf cart to the green, hanging out with the guys, and pitching horse shoes. (tongue firmly planted in cheek)
The bike isn't for...
04-11-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Jimbo47

I ride my local greenway loop that follows the...

I ride my local greenway loop that follows the creek beds. It's low with thick stands of trees and brush so the wind is really never a factor.
It's a beautiful ride with all the wild flowers and...
04-11-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,940
Posted By Jimbo47

It's a pure joy for me to get on my bike and ride...

It's a pure joy for me to get on my bike and ride it.
I don't think it matters if it's a dept. store bike or one of those $10,000 holy grail bikes. If you enjoy what you ride who should care?
04-05-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,904
Posted By Jimbo47

Since you probably won't be riding to work in a...

Since you probably won't be riding to work in a full kit or entering into any races I'd suggest a hybrid model such as the Trek FX mentioned earlier.
04-02-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,887
Posted By Jimbo47

I'm a 69 year old grey haired bearded guy and I...

I'm a 69 year old grey haired bearded guy and I was wearing baggy jeans and a T shirt and I had some guy yell "Hi" "Hi" and then wave and blow kisses at me.
I must really look sexy is all I can say...
04-01-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,139
Posted By Jimbo47

Agreed! The bottom line is you are the only...

Agreed! The bottom line is you are the only one that is going to look for your own safety!
03-27-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,162
Posted By Jimbo47

I grew a full beard about ten years ago but I try...

I grew a full beard about ten years ago but I try to keep it trimmed so it doesn't slow me down too much, or risk getting it caught in the chain.
03-27-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,940
Posted By Jimbo47

Only snobites I've ever run into worked in the...

Only snobites I've ever run into worked in the bike shop. Seems like that's a prerequisite for employment!
03-23-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By Jimbo47

22 miles is a long ride for someone that hasn't...

22 miles is a long ride for someone that hasn't ridden in a while. 8-10 would have been plenty for what shape he seemed to be in.
Hope you didn't scare him off!
03-16-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By Jimbo47

I cut about 1/2" off the ends of my handle bar. ...

I cut about 1/2" off the ends of my handle bar. It made a world of difference in personal comfort.
It doesn't sound like much but you'll notice right away.
03-13-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,302
Posted By Jimbo47

I've thought about this when you are counting...

I've thought about this when you are counting mileage just how much of that is coasting downhill? If you only count the mileage where you are actually pumping would be more accurate.
I ride short...
02-26-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,814
Posted By Jimbo47

Nothing better for clearing the sinuses, and I...

Nothing better for clearing the sinuses, and I kind of look forward to it. I just feel that much better after a good ride.
02-20-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2,887
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Posted By Jimbo47

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