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11-03-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,059
Posted By MntnMan62

There are ALWAYS things to buy for biking.

There are ALWAYS things to buy for biking.
Forum: Introductions
11-03-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By MntnMan62

Hey there. Also from NJ. What part of the state?

Hey there. Also from NJ. What part of the state?
11-02-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,398
Posted By MntnMan62

I hate to say it but even 20 years ago, $200...

I hate to say it but even 20 years ago, $200 didn't buy much bike. About 20 years ago my wife and I bought his and hers mountain bikes. As I understood it, they were bottom of the line bikes. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,675
Posted By MntnMan62

My scary experience took place when I was a kid. ...

My scary experience took place when I was a kid. I was riding my Schwinn Stingray with the big handlebars and the banana seat. I was riding with a present in my hands as I was headed to a friends...
10-27-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,694
Posted By MntnMan62

Illness? God no.

Illness? God no.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20,544
Views: 4,812,465
Posted By MntnMan62

I bought a Specialized Phenom Expert saddle for...

I bought a Specialized Phenom Expert saddle for my mountain bike. I haven't been riding it much but the saddle I have on it is the original saddle and it's starting to come apart. I'm sure it's...
10-24-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,473
Posted By MntnMan62

I ride about the same amount of mileage you do. ...

I ride about the same amount of mileage you do. But I also always like to be prepared. Therefore I always carry a spare tube, patch kit, pump and multi-tool. I've changed tubes on the fly on a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,604
Posted By MntnMan62

When I'm wearing tights and longer socks I always...

When I'm wearing tights and longer socks I always put the tights over the socks. But I could have gone with the last option as I tend to wear ankle socks a lot. Certainly during the warm summer...
10-21-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,737
Posted By MntnMan62

Realizing I can't really afford the Moots and...

Realizing I can't really afford the Moots and Turner that I posted earlier, I'd settle for this Motobecane Le Champion Titanium Disc Pro

...
10-20-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,737
Posted By MntnMan62

Titanium road bikes make me drool. Moots Vamoots...

Titanium road bikes make me drool. Moots Vamoots DR.

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Also, old school full suspension...
10-20-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,448
Posted By MntnMan62

No interest in anything made in China. Thanks.

No interest in anything made in China. Thanks.
10-18-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,594
Posted By MntnMan62

We don't have a lot. I have two. My wife has...

We don't have a lot. I have two. My wife has one. My son has two. We have one of those free standing bike racks that holds 6 bikes. It sits in our basement storage area. Nice and dry and warm.
10-18-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By MntnMan62

The only Speed King I've ever heard of is a bass...

The only Speed King I've ever heard of is a bass drum pedal made by Ludwig.
10-17-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,864
Posted By MntnMan62

I have a red one on the back and a white one on...

I have a red one on the back and a white one on the front. They blink. Highly visible. And there is nothing worse than some idiot riding the wrong way on my side of the street and his white front...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,945
Posted By MntnMan62

I have Time ATAC Alium pedals on both my road and...

I have Time ATAC Alium pedals on both my road and mountain bikes. And I've been using the same pair of Specialized mountain bike shoes for both road and mountain for years and years. I'm about to...
10-13-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By MntnMan62

Mine also will lose some pressure between rides. ...

Mine also will lose some pressure between rides. I always check my tires before a ride. Both road and mountain. But I'm religious about checking my road tires. Not as festidious with my mtb...
Forum: Northeast
10-12-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,467
Posted By MntnMan62

Take route 9 on the NY side and route 9W on the...

Take route 9 on the NY side and route 9W on the NJ side. They both intersect with both bridges.
10-08-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,996
Posted By MntnMan62

I started with the cages. Used them for a while....

I started with the cages. Used them for a while. Then heard about clipless. Bought a pair of Time ATAC mountain bike pedals. Totally transformed my riding. It helped my efficiency as well as my...
10-06-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,303
Posted By MntnMan62

I don't normally take a lock with me on my rides....

I don't normally take a lock with me on my rides. I ride on the road mostly and don't use anything other than a small bag that sits under the saddle. A lock and cable would add some weight for sure...
10-06-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By MntnMan62

Interesting. I have no answers for you. I am...

Interesting. I have no answers for you. I am currently riding GP4000s and love them. I now realize that when they are done I'll have to go for GP5000s. I'm not looking forward to that day.
10-05-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,450
Posted By MntnMan62

I wear glasses normally and have shunned...

I wear glasses normally and have shunned contacts. My choice as my wife is an optometrist. I have a pair of sport glasses with my prescription in them. Before I got the sport glasses I would ride...
10-05-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,340
Posted By MntnMan62

I realize the poll is closed but I am 58. I go...

I realize the poll is closed but I am 58. I go through phases. I started out riding a mountain bike in my late 30's. And now I'm spending more time on a road bike. But I really miss the mountain...
10-05-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By MntnMan62

I still ride a "regular" hard tail mountain bike...

I still ride a "regular" hard tail mountain bike with 26" wheels as that was all there was when I bought it. I would like to upgrade to a full suspension and would probably go with 27.5" over 29". ...
10-04-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 31,658
Posted By MntnMan62

Not classic or exotic but it's mine and I love...

Not classic or exotic but it's mine and I love it.


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09-29-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,655
Posted By MntnMan62

No. You are not a wimp and you are not the only...

No. You are not a wimp and you are not the only one. My local group has been doing rides for at least a month and a half. I have yet to ride with them. Look at it this way. You are out on a solo...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,943
Posted By MntnMan62

What about comparing aluminum to titanium?

What about comparing aluminum to titanium?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,943
Posted By MntnMan62

I have always thought that my last bike would be...

I have always thought that my last bike would be titanium. But admittedly I've never ridden one. How might someone ride a titanium bike before actually acquiring one? I don't know any other riders...
09-29-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,559
Posted By MntnMan62

Say chello to my LEEEEETLE frend.

Say chello to my LEEEEETLE frend.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,837
Posted By MntnMan62

That won't help me much. I'm fat and out of...

That won't help me much. I'm fat and out of shape. I just need to ride more and work out more. I'm too inconsistent. I was riding somewhat consistently earlier in the summer and started working...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,837
Posted By MntnMan62

This thread has me wondering about numbness in my...

This thread has me wondering about numbness in my hands. I wear gloves but I don't wear gloves with gel pads or any real padding in the palm. I merely wear them to provide me with better grip,...
09-29-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By MntnMan62

Here's a question. Did your wife have to step on...

Here's a question. Did your wife have to step on the brake to avoid hitting any of them? If not, maybe it just seemed like a dangerous move but in reality there was plenty of room for them to make...
09-29-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,559
Posted By MntnMan62

I always follow your 2 and 3. I don't like to go...

I always follow your 2 and 3. I don't like to go near anyone due to covid so that keeps me far away from the other cyclist when I'm passing them. If they are riding on the shoulder then I will move...
09-28-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,784
Posted By MntnMan62

Say what you will. I knew I wasn't buying a...

Say what you will. I knew I wasn't buying a Motobecane when I bought it. I wanted a utilitarian road bike that I could have fun riding and get myself into some sort of shape. And that bike has...
09-28-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,784
Posted By MntnMan62

Ok. I understand what he's saying now. I never...

Ok. I understand what he's saying now. I never really pay any attention to list prices anyway for anything. If I've done my research I know what all the sale prices everyone else is selling the...
09-28-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,784
Posted By MntnMan62

I haven't bought this particular bike but I...

I haven't bought this particular bike but I bought a road bike from Bikesdirect. They are real bikes. They list the components included on each bike and they aren't fke components. Yes, Motobecane...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,561
Posted By MntnMan62

:troll:

:troll:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,561
Posted By MntnMan62

I get it. You focus on one small part of my post...

I get it. You focus on one small part of my post where I say "my" lane of traffic. Interesting how you don't highlight the fact that I always give bikers a "wide berth" when passing them. Nice way...
09-25-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,210
Posted By MntnMan62

Only the guy who posted that pic can tell us what...

Only the guy who posted that pic can tell us what those are. But the yellow may be cheese.. Cheese grits can be that color. I'm not a fan of grits. I've had grits. Some bad and some that I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,561
Posted By MntnMan62

When I am riding on roads I always take great...

When I am riding on roads I always take great care to be aware of the cars around me. When I maneuver into the lane of traffic while going around people walking or other obstacles like leaf piles or...
09-25-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,210
Posted By MntnMan62

I'm guessing the yellow stuff is grits. I...

I'm guessing the yellow stuff is grits.

I have found that oatmeal is a great morning breakfast. Good carbs, good fiber and some added protein. And I find it to be long lasting. A little fruit...
09-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 23,719
Posted By MntnMan62

Reading that OP made me throw up a little in my...

Reading that OP made me throw up a little in my mouth.
09-23-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,824
Posted By MntnMan62

You are most definitely not alone in your...

You are most definitely not alone in your struggles. I too have been struggling with depression. About 9 months ago I started seeing a therapist and we both came to the conclusion that I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:06 PM
09-22-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,132
Posted By MntnMan62

For short finger gloves which I prefer to use...

For short finger gloves which I prefer to use during the summer months, I used to have a cheap pair of Fox gloves. They are starting to wear out on the palm and could not find them so I bought a...
09-22-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 23,719
Posted By MntnMan62

I've learned that generalizations are as helpful...

I've learned that generalizations are as helpful as, well, dog excrement.
09-21-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,560
Posted By MntnMan62

I try not to get too upset with cars unless they...

I try not to get too upset with cars unless they are doing something that is potentially dangerous to me. I'd prefer they be cautious than careless. For instance, I have caught myself getting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By MntnMan62

Right you are. Now it is I who has little brain...

Right you are. Now it is I who has little brain matter.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By MntnMan62

That's actually a legit Zip Code for Quebec,...

That's actually a legit Zip Code for Quebec, Canada. All you had to do was look it up to be sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,471
Posted By MntnMan62

Ok. Then is there a price differential between...

Ok. Then is there a price differential between them? If price is comparable, I'm buying the lighter bike, all other things equal. You said same groupset. Any differences in the quality of other...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,471
Posted By MntnMan62

It sounds as though one bike is an endurance bike...

It sounds as though one bike is an endurance bike with disc brakes. Does that mean the other bike you are considering is more of a race bike with rim brakes? If so, then you are not comparing...
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