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04-27-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By ChiefTJS

I have two Hybrids but only ride one, the other...

I have two Hybrids but only ride one, the other is set up on the trainer for bad weather and acts as a spare in case my regular ride breaks down. The trainer bike is my old bike that while I like it...
01-08-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By ChiefTJS

What a great accomplishment!

What a great accomplishment!
09-11-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By ChiefTJS

I'm a big believer in the app, it helps me when...

I'm a big believer in the app, it helps me when I'm serious but in the end it's me that has to do it. It always comes back to us, we are the only ones that can do it but no doubt Myfitnesspal is a...
08-21-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,935
Posted By ChiefTJS

Mini pump attached to the bottle cage, barely...

Mini pump attached to the bottle cage, barely noticeable.
08-20-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By ChiefTJS

Great Job!

Great Job!
07-13-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By ChiefTJS

That doesn't even begin to make sense. Plenty of...

That doesn't even begin to make sense. Plenty of people doing centuries on flat bar bikes, done lots of fifties myself and I get better all the time. I've burned off fifty pounds worth of calories...
07-06-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,685
Posted By ChiefTJS

The Trek DS 4 is what I had my eye on for quite a...

The Trek DS 4 is what I had my eye on for quite a while, Great bikes, the only reason I didn't buy is because the two dealers local to me were jerks.
06-28-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By ChiefTJS

What a great bike!! Been on three rides now and I...

What a great bike!! Been on three rides now and I have zero negatives. Shifting is so nice and clean front and rear and the brakes are phenomenal, definitely was the right choice. Put a Suntour NCX...
06-27-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By ChiefTJS

Certainly no expert on bike fit but if it feels...

Certainly no expert on bike fit but if it feels cramped, it is cramped. I had a bike a few years ago that always felt too small and I did everything I could come up with to adjust it but it never...
06-25-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By ChiefTJS

Great job!!

Great job!!
06-23-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By ChiefTJS

That's awesome! Ten miles is certainly nothing...

That's awesome! Ten miles is certainly nothing to sneeze at for a non rider, good for her. My bicycle buying advice is to let her pick it out and let her also do some research so she knows what...
06-23-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By ChiefTJS

Knowing the rear tire was on backwards was just...

Knowing the rear tire was on backwards was just gnawing at me so I decided to switch it around last night. I don't know what may be different about these wheels or tires but it was the easiest tire...
06-20-18, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By ChiefTJS

I hadn't even noticed the tire. Thanks for the...

I hadn't even noticed the tire. Thanks for the heads up, no reason at all for it to be backwards.
06-19-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By ChiefTJS

New Bike Day (Norco XFR)

Been thinking of a new bike for quite a while now but today was the day. I have no history with the Norco brand and actually only just heard of them this year when my favorite shop started carrying...
05-29-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,169
Posted By ChiefTJS

Did 25 today, 35 last Saturday and in 3 weeks a...

Did 25 today, 35 last Saturday and in 3 weeks a 52. A few years ago I was doing lot's of 50's with it with no issue at all, I just have to get back in shape.
05-25-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,440
Posted By ChiefTJS

Two cages but on short rides I usually only run...

Two cages but on short rides I usually only run one bottle. Stupid rides I run two bottles and a Camelback.
05-25-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,646
Posted By ChiefTJS

Being on the bike is about a thousand percent...

Being on the bike is about a thousand percent better than being on the couch!! You can do it and you are! One mile leads to more but don't stress over speed or cadence or any of the other stuff...
05-23-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,127
Posted By ChiefTJS

Thanks for being a great inspiration!!

Thanks for being a great inspiration!!
05-03-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,849
Posted By ChiefTJS

When I started I had trouble with a 4 mile ride...

When I started I had trouble with a 4 mile ride around the lake, about a year and a half of regular 3-5 times a week riding and I ended up at a century. I ratcheted up the mileage but never worried...
04-30-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,942
Posted By ChiefTJS

Great job on the Scott! I love these kinds of...

Great job on the Scott! I love these kinds of threads and seeing all the possibilities.
04-25-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By ChiefTJS

Glad to see he's out riding!

Glad to see he's out riding!
04-20-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,360
Posted By ChiefTJS

As has been said, a cheap bike is usually exactly...

As has been said, a cheap bike is usually exactly that and at your size you need quality. I would bite the bullet and go to a local bike only store and just talk to them about your needs, many have...
04-18-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,234
Posted By ChiefTJS

Just saw one at a local shop yesterday when I was...

Just saw one at a local shop yesterday when I was getting my wife's Specialized looked at. Read up on it when I got home and really looks like a good deal.
04-16-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,604
Posted By ChiefTJS

Congrats on the new bike and high hopes for the...

Congrats on the new bike and high hopes for the new life! You got a great bike to work with too. 4 days is not really enough time for your backside to get used to riding so I'd give it a while...
04-14-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,407
Posted By ChiefTJS

Congrats! Down 16 today with 19 to go to my goal...

Congrats! Down 16 today with 19 to go to my goal of 200. Make that 20 to go so I can be "Under" 200.
04-11-18, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By ChiefTJS

The Bianchi Strada Claris is listed on the...

The Bianchi Strada Claris is listed on the website with 32's but I looked at the dealer yesterday and the two they had both ran 28's.
04-08-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,555
Posted By ChiefTJS

That's a darn nice looking bike! Thanks for a...

That's a darn nice looking bike! Thanks for a great first look and hope to see how she does when the weather warms up.
04-08-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By ChiefTJS

Obviously I don't know you but you sound like my...

Obviously I don't know you but you sound like my inner voice. "I could do this if I just had a better bike", if you want a new bike then of course buy a new bike but it's not going to magically make...
04-02-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By ChiefTJS

Great info folks, thanks! "Futureproof", that's...

Great info folks, thanks! "Futureproof", that's exactly where I'm looking, thanks for giving me that word!!

I actually do have a bike that's been great to me and still running like a champ, my...
04-01-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,405
Posted By ChiefTJS

Nah, I don't see the point for myself. I'm...

Nah, I don't see the point for myself. I'm currently doing an hour a day on the trainer and feel great about it but I happily take Sundays off.
04-01-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By ChiefTJS

Good info all. Thanks, it gives me a lot of...

Good info all. Thanks, it gives me a lot of stuff to mull over. I've actually been down to the Re-Cycle bike shop here locally and they're a great bunch, just hate to engage them in long drawn out...
04-01-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By ChiefTJS

I truly appreciate the response and I know I...

I truly appreciate the response and I know I asked for a lot of education that I don't need. I'm a recreational rider and will never be more, I don't try to keep up with anyone so performance and...
04-01-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By ChiefTJS

Upgrade Questions

Bottom line question, what does a bike need to be upgradeable. Can any Acera or Alivio bike be upgraded to Deore? Can any Tourney bike be turned into a 105? A 1x10 to a 8spd triple or vice versa?...
03-24-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By ChiefTJS

I just bought a used 3 year old Diamondback off...

I just bought a used 3 year old Diamondback off Craigslist for $150 and the guy had it overhauled by the best mechanic in town last fall. That service alone is $85!! I bought it just to throw on...
03-23-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,324
Posted By ChiefTJS

I've had my Kurt Kinetic for several years now...

I've had my Kurt Kinetic for several years now and just never really got into it. I decided to get back into cycling this year and started using the trainer about a month ago, for some reason it...
03-14-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,263
Posted By ChiefTJS

I did a century about three years ago. I was so...

I did a century about three years ago. I was so not ready for it and it kicked my butt to the point that I took a break from riding. I'm excited to be back cycling and plan to do a century again...
03-14-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,640
Posted By ChiefTJS

Got a Kurt Kinetic at Goodwill several years ago...

Got a Kurt Kinetic at Goodwill several years ago and I have to admit it has been quite lonely. Dusted it off and made a new weightloss commitment and now I'm down 7lbs in the last month. I'm...
03-13-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By ChiefTJS

I got a perfect condition Kurt Kinetic at a...

I got a perfect condition Kurt Kinetic at a Goodwill store for $10 and that was as far as I felt I needed to go. I've used some of the fancier machines at the gym and can't help but feel I get more...
03-13-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By ChiefTJS

In a word, No, cycling isn't enough. Lifestyle...

In a word, No, cycling isn't enough. Lifestyle is everything with the exception of the gene pool you're stuck with and cycling is only a small part of a lifestyle. Diet, rest, stress, exercise and...
03-12-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,862
Posted By ChiefTJS

Ride it until it breaks, get it fixed and then...

Ride it until it breaks, get it fixed and then repeat. You'll learn all along the way and always be planning for your next bike.
03-10-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,708
Posted By ChiefTJS

I like the Zektor, it looks all business. Once I...

I like the Zektor, it looks all business. Once I lose another 32lbs it'll be on my list to try.
03-08-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,634
Posted By ChiefTJS

My goal this year is to get back to cycling after...

My goal this year is to get back to cycling after a few years of trying to be a runner. Last year I did a half marathon, this year will be a century! No mileage tracking as it just makes me crazy, I...
01-04-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 627
Posted By ChiefTJS

He's back

Well, I graduated from Clyde status I think about three years ago. Same old story, met the goal and then the maintenance didn't happen. I've stayed somewhat in shape but riding fell apart in favor...
05-24-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By ChiefTJS

Run it by the local shop and see what they have...

Run it by the local shop and see what they have to say, an estimate costs nothing and you may get good news. I always tell people to get a quality bike to start with as it makes a huge difference. ...
08-25-14, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By ChiefTJS

Congratulations!! It's a wonderful feeling isn't...

Congratulations!! It's a wonderful feeling isn't it? I made it in December and while I'm at 204 today I've done a pretty good job of keeping the weight down. I sincerely hope you make it to 180.
06-12-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By ChiefTJS

Great job!!! I love to see success stories.

Great job!!! I love to see success stories.
06-12-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By ChiefTJS

The first miles are the hardest, once you get...

The first miles are the hardest, once you get past a certain point you'll be racking up miles like crazy. I hit it hard last year at 47/242 and lost 42lbs and my Clyde status . When I started I...
06-09-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,008
Posted By ChiefTJS

I bought my Kona Jake as a reward for weight loss...

I bought my Kona Jake as a reward for weight loss and couldn't be happier with it. Rails to trails, gravel, road riding, a few muddy spots after a rain, doing a century in August. I see zero...
06-09-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By ChiefTJS

Looks like you're well on your way!! With the...

Looks like you're well on your way!! With the weight loss you've already completed you are inspiring others!!!
05-27-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By ChiefTJS

I bought a Serfas RX for my Hybrid and after a...

I bought a Serfas RX for my Hybrid and after a few rides I liked it so much that I bought another one for my cross bike. Geometry is totally different but the same seat works perfectly for me on...
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