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07-14-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,790
Posted By Strosfan5

I honestly never considered starting ďlightĒ so...

I honestly never considered starting ďlightĒ so to speak before these long rides. 50-60 is long for me with 2000-2500 feet for climb. Iím more concerned about running out of gas late in the ride. The...
07-12-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,790
Posted By Strosfan5

Preference of when you eat

Hi all,
Having trouble coming to a conclusion on this. I ride many mornings before work on an empty stomach, and the rides are excellent - and usually between 20-22 miles with 1000-1200
feet of...
12-28-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Strosfan5

I understand how the FD and RD work but just...

I understand how the FD and RD work
but just questioning how tight the tension is on FD when it is on largest sprocket. I have checked to make sure there is no artificial resistance within the...
12-27-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Strosfan5

Cable tension question

Hi all - question regarding cable tension.

I noticed the tension on the FD when it is on the largest sprocket seems pretty stout. Really tight with respect to the tension on the RD when it is on...
12-07-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Strosfan5

Doing it myself. Iíve turned a few bolts and head...

Doing it myself. Iíve turned a few bolts and head gaskets and such.
thanks for the info - Iíll bring the pedals in as well. Good thought.

So bearing size is pretty consistent and arm length as...
12-07-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,419
Posted By Strosfan5

A little new year also but are lubes like Triflow...

A little new year also but are lubes like Triflow (wet or dry) good for bike chains. Iíve ridden around 600 miles since mid August with it in my chain. All dry and all asphalt/concrete. Super quiet....
12-07-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Strosfan5

39-52 crank replacement

Hi all,
Owner of an old Murray mountain bike from mid 80ís.
Long story short. Purchased 4 months ago from an older couple who never used it and stored it indoors - 40$. Have 600 miles on it since...
10-24-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Strosfan5

A good application of Triflow took care of it. ...

A good application of Triflow took care of it.
Have any of you ever used Triflow?
10-24-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Strosfan5

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated. I...

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.

I bought it for a whopping 40$. I know itís a Murray and all that. Purchased it more than anything to really see if I wanted to get back into riding. The...
10-22-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Strosfan5

Cassette removal tool

Hi all,
Have an old Murray Baja 5000 mountain bike. Traditional steel framed 80ís Murray.

Wondering if anyone would have an idea which removal tool would fit the fastener to remove the cassette....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Strosfan5

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/1af0b637_5b02_4118_8a7b_537d51cce278_7885b81bf8d0f0bb513dd4c5938446b017a8a79f.jpeg...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Strosfan5

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/c91bb0e2_3ad5_4746_932c_8c35be8bb558_fba6369b978a34c127d3bcd312c7a76be49c2890.jpeg

These are the tires on the bike from August....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Strosfan5

I plan on going to a slicker tire for sure. The...

I plan on going to a slicker tire for sure. The knobbiea in these are kn their way out.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Strosfan5

thanks for the insight on this -

thanks for the insight on this -
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Strosfan5

Thereís no money in building something that...

Thereís no money in building something that doesnít need adjusting or replacing every so often.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Strosfan5

Also have an old Schwinn cruiser Iíve had since...

Also have an old Schwinn cruiser Iíve had since from mid 80ís. Greased the hubs and cranks. Rides like a dream - zero rust.
Had to get new tires for that btw 😁😁
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Strosfan5

Iíll post a pic once I hit the threshold but...

Iíll post a pic once I hit the threshold but maybe you have to see to believe.
Bike was stored indoors for last 30+ years effectively.
Ive ridden the crap out of it for last two months and no...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Strosfan5

Do you think they would fit on a rim which...

Do you think they would fit on a rim which currently has a 26x2.125 tire?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Strosfan5

Tire width options

Hi all,
have tried to dig some for an answer on this but just canít get a solid answer.

the short of it:
Purchased an older Murray mountain bike from 1984ish.. Brand new, never used and was...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,269
Posted By Strosfan5

Iíd post a few picks but I havenít hit that magic...

Iíd post a few picks but I havenít hit that magic 10 Mark.
Been a fun ride so far - gotta get a little more acquainted with friction shifters again. Put about 44 in the back and 38 in the front. ...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,269
Posted By Strosfan5

Went for a ride this morning. Rode well - pads...

Went for a ride this morning. Rode well - pads are dry. The chain was kind of tight on this one (flexwise) and the pedals were stiff. Triflow is my best friend. They both loosened up 100%

Iíll get...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,269
Posted By Strosfan5

Murray Baja 5000

Hi all,
New here. Once was a 20 mile/day rider. Many moons ago.
In my quest to pick up an inexpensive bike recently to maybe get rolling again, I ran across a Murray Baja 5000 brand new. My guess...
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