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08-02-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By martianone

Currently have half a dozen bikes with leather...

Currently have half a dozen bikes with leather saddles; Brooks, Anatomica and G. Berthard.
All are great in their application, but not interchangeable. Bike fit is especially important with leather...
05-29-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By martianone

Classic N+1 syndrome. keep the old bike, you...

Classic N+1 syndrome.
keep the old bike,
you will come to regret retiring it.
the CrossCheck is nice,
just be careful to get a good fit
05-17-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By martianone

Hardware store lightweight work gloves; work...

Hardware store lightweight work gloves; work well, wear well and are inexpensive
05-14-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By martianone

I too have short legs and long torso, 6'2" tall...

I too have short legs and long torso, 6'2" tall with a 30" inseam.
tried a number of bikes, none really fit well.
finally went with a Gunnar Roadie with custom geometry.
best investment I've ever...
04-29-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,279
Posted By martianone

Beach cruiser and used mountain bike are good...

Beach cruiser and used mountain bike are good choices.
also consider a worksman industrial bike, new $ may be a little over OP's point ?
prior to pandemic, at this time of year- bike shops would be...
04-02-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By martianone

Have been riding a Gunnar Roadie for several...

Have been riding a Gunnar Roadie for several years now. Had it built with custom geometry and the Waterford fork. I am an odd shape/size with long torso and short legs, Working with...
03-31-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By martianone

<$400 is hard, consider an Electra Townie D7...

<$400 is hard,
consider an Electra Townie D7 ?
03-27-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,037
Posted By martianone

Consider an Electra Townie D7 ? my partner and...

Consider an Electra Townie D7 ?
my partner and I each have one as our beach bikes.
hers is completely stock.
on mine, have upgraded pedals, installed fat frank tires and changed the saddle.
have...
03-21-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,650
Posted By martianone

Have a pair of Shimano platform pedals, don't...

Have a pair of Shimano platform pedals, don't recall the exact product code- perhaps 8--?.
replaced the pins with small round head screws
they are pretty large, comfortable for sneaker or boot....
02-12-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By martianone

One wonders why it has only about "20...

One wonders why it has only about "20 rides"?
02-10-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,442
Posted By martianone

YES, My partner's un-tallness made it...

YES,
My partner's un-tallness made it difficult to fit in the front.
The bike balanced in an uncomfortable way with my mass in the navigator saddle.
View was fine for me.
02-10-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,442
Posted By martianone

We had a tandem.... for a while, i am tall, ...

We had a tandem....
for a while,
i am tall,
navigator (sometimes also referred to as stoker) is untall.
Navigator did not like the view,
side by side on single bikes is better for us.
01-20-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By martianone

"Kind of similar"? consider an Electra Townie,...

"Kind of similar"?
consider an Electra Townie, D7?
laid back comfortable and upright seating - similar to Dutch bikes,
also more pragmatic.
01-09-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By martianone

At the time when the 9 speed 12-36 cassette was...

At the time when the 9 speed 12-36 cassette was introduced, i set up a 1x9 commuter/utility bike with the 12-36 cassette and 38 t chainring. Since then, I've ridden the bike around 25000 km over all...
12-22-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,571
Posted By martianone

IMHO- there is little difference between 42 and...

IMHO- there is little difference between 42 and 45/46.
for commuting suggest getting rid of the FD, go with the 1x7 and 44 chainring.
rode a cross check lots of km with 12-36 and 44.
our current...
12-04-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,583
Posted By martianone

Have a custom steel road bike, very comfortable. ...

Have a custom steel road bike, very comfortable.
when it was built, I had specified 25 mm Conti 4 season tires.
some how I ended up with 23 mm tires, builder foul up.
bike was comfortable, I rode...
11-23-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By martianone

Got 7D a few years ago to be my beach bike. ...

Got 7D a few years ago to be my beach bike.
Have ridden it a lot since, not just at the beach.
it is more than the sum of its lower spec parts,
did not want to mess with a front derailleur.
After...
11-17-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,244
Posted By martianone

IMHO, depending upon terrain and wife's riding...

IMHO, depending upon terrain and wife's riding habits- I would pick 11-30/42.
11-16-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,244
Posted By martianone

1xN drivetrain have been my favorite since a long...

1xN drivetrain have been my favorite since a long time before they became trendy. Have or had a 1x1, 1x3, 1x5, 1x7, 1x8, 1x9 and 1x10.
My N+1 bike will be a 1xN.
1xN set up is highly pragmatic.
10-13-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,454
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: 641
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: 42
Views: 2,694
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: 4,316
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: 34
Views: 1,966
Posted By martianone

Already too many multi-tool versions.

Already too many multi-tool versions.
08-24-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,047
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: 3,689
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: 8,506
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: 2,124
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: 9,496
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: 1,276
Posted By martianone

Nice !!! how much does it weigh !

Nice !!!
how much does it weigh !
04-09-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,429
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: 2,494
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: 9,873
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: 1,707
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: 129
Views: 8,036
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: 3,738
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: 625
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: 4,353
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: 11,493
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: 3,427
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: 4,893
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: 1,828
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: 9,176
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: 6,144
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: 2,212
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: 1,173
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: 562
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: 1,419
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: 2,502
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,...
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