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02-10-18, 09:57 AM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Thanks, Andy! I never know what I'll learn from...

Thanks, Andy! I never know what I'll learn from reading Bike Forums.:)
01-28-18, 07:20 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Congratulations on the new trike, it looks great....

Congratulations on the new trike, it looks great. Thanks for the picture. They are a lot of fun.:thumb:
01-28-18, 02:32 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

It was not too bad. Mostly drizzle along the...

It was not too bad. Mostly drizzle along the route. The turnout was light, I think a lot of regulars skipped it due to the rain. I don't really own any rain gear for cycling, just a poncho. The worst...
01-27-18, 10:02 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Had a nice Polar Bear ride of ten miles today....

Had a nice Polar Bear ride of ten miles today. Not very cold, about 45 degrees Fahrenheit, but raining. Good time.
12-31-17, 10:37 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Thanks, it was a slow ride, slogging through side...

Thanks, it was a slow ride, slogging through side streets. Hope to catch up with you the other half of your tandem team in 2018.

I see Bob Ross got a nice ride in today, too. He definitely went...
12-31-17, 09:21 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Rode about 7.5 miles running errands. Trip to the...

Rode about 7.5 miles running errands. Trip to the office, delivered some correspondence to an old friend, then to the druggist to get medicine and a Red Baron pizza to celebrate New Years. Happy New...
12-27-17, 05:09 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

High temperature here today was about 7 F. Made...

High temperature here today was about 7 F. Made mail run from east side office to the Indiana Government Center and back, slightly less than 20 mile round trip. Next time, I will wear my Mickey Mouse...
12-17-17, 08:23 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Rode about 22 miles this evening, joined the Tour...

Rode about 22 miles this evening, joined the Tour de Luminaries at the Monon Trail at 16th street, rode with the bunch to enjoy the Irvington Luminaria, then bailed from the ride and rode back home....
12-04-17, 05:12 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Thanks. Surgery went well. Now I need to arrange...

Thanks. Surgery went well. Now I need to arrange for mom's rehab and recovery. That'll be another challenge, balancing between the need to strengthen the muscles while not stressing those fragile...
12-04-17, 04:33 AM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

I hope your mom is comfortable at this point....

I hope your mom is comfortable at this point. Sounds like you had a very strenuous day. Best wishes to you and her.

I check the 50+ from time to time, but don't post much. But, having parents to...
12-04-17, 04:29 AM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

That is where I first rode trails, thanks. ;) I...

That is where I first rode trails, thanks. ;) I got a modest mountain bike through the employer's wellness program, and was not sure whether to make in into an all-weather commuter, or use for its...
12-03-17, 08:54 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Hi Jan, I have been commuting just about...

Hi Jan,

I have been commuting just about every day, routine, not worthy of reporting. But, I got the mountain bike out of mothballs today, and went to Fort Harrison for 7 miles of joy and...
10-14-17, 05:14 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

I once had a similar problem with some cheap...

I once had a similar problem with some cheap tubes that were supposedly 700x28. They seemed to actually be 29er tubes, maybe 700x50. Not true to size at all, and impossible to stuff into 28mm...
Forum: Foo
07-03-17, 05:15 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Enjoying some leave time for U.S. Independence...

Enjoying some leave time for U.S. Independence Day. I like to lurk and read, rarely post, but do enjoy foo. Glad the thread is still going. Happy 4th, U.S. foosters!
06-19-17, 03:23 AM
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Views: 607
Posted By dunelt_1954

I haven't been riding that long, but have been a...

I haven't been riding that long, but have been a commuter about 12 years, with some road and club rides. Had not seriously considered mountain biking, as it seemed like riding with no payoff, i.e. no...
06-18-17, 06:03 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Thanks for the post, and video. I have just...

Thanks for the post, and video. I have just started dabbling in mountain bicycling this year, and it was interesting hearing someone else's grunts and exclamations. I probably sound worse,...
05-13-17, 07:57 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

I'll second what cpach said about pedals and...

I'll second what cpach said about pedals and shoes. I just got a Marlin 5 last winter to try cross-country riding. Replacing the pedals with RaceFace Chesters, and getting a pair of 5.10s were the...
05-06-17, 06:33 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

I don't usually think my rides worth posting...

I don't usually think my rides worth posting about, but went on a club ride for 33 miles today, mostly rural roads. It had been raining heavily here since Wednesday, today was cool and windy, but...
05-05-17, 06:02 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

The Aldi in Irvington at Indianapolis had four of...

The Aldi in Irvington at Indianapolis had four of them left this evening. I obtained one. Thanks to the OP for the lead! I always think of Aldi for inexpensive groceries, hadn't realized they had any...
03-26-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By dunelt_1954

Dave, Well done! I'm glad to read your ride...

Dave,

Well done! I'm glad to read your ride report. And, what-if-ing things a bit much can be a habit as much as riding. Also, it is nice to see all the support here. Fears and anxiety aren't...
03-25-17, 07:24 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Hello, Dave; I do wish you luck. It is...

Hello, Dave;

I do wish you luck. It is amazing how one's mind can get into a feedback loop of sorts. Please let us know how you make out on your ride. It sounds like a real panic disorder issue...
Forum: Introductions
03-24-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By dunelt_1954

Welcome! There is a thread dedicated to English...

Welcome! There is a thread dedicated to English 3-speed bicycles here. My adult cycling avocation started with an Austrian made J.C. Higgins 3-speed. I have since expanded to road bicycles, a hybrid...
03-19-17, 06:02 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Sounds like a great way to ease into the season....

Sounds like a great way to ease into the season. Nice day for it, too.
03-09-17, 12:04 AM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Happy birthday, Machka; I lurk a lot and...

Happy birthday, Machka;

I lurk a lot and post little. Your anecdotes have been great, educational and fun. I wish you and Rowan many more good, long rides. I did not ride much until my 40s, and...
Forum: Introductions
02-27-17, 07:41 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Welcome, and congratulations on already losing...

Welcome, and congratulations on already losing half a Heavy Duty. Well done.
02-25-17, 05:25 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Sounds like a good plan. Maybe a lot of the...

Sounds like a good plan. Maybe a lot of the alcohol inspired folks will be partying, and off your route. Enjoy! And, a 9 mph average is not bad at all for a commute with stops, traffic, etc.
02-25-17, 07:40 AM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Thanks for your service. After a war, one has a...

Thanks for your service. After a war, one has a higher standard of a bad day. :thumb:
02-12-17, 08:12 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Thanks for the reply. I suspected you were the...

Thanks for the reply. I suspected you were the original owner. I have a set of the same tires for the old Schwinn, but converted it to 700c with alloy wheels, and Schwalbe Marathon tires. I did keep...
02-12-17, 07:34 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Sounds like a day suitably seized. Yesterday...

Sounds like a day suitably seized. Yesterday approached 70 degrees here in Indianapolis. I took a ride downtown to a new cat cafe, about 20 miles round trip. Rode a circa 1984 Schwinn (Giant) World,...
Forum: Introductions
02-10-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By dunelt_1954

Nice to meet you. There is a good order to the...

Nice to meet you. There is a good order to the forums, and lots of helpful information. Welcome!
02-05-17, 08:26 AM
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Views: 858
Posted By dunelt_1954

Sounds like a great shop. I hope you and your...

Sounds like a great shop. I hope you and your missus are getting well quickly. Enjoy the new-old Raleigh.��
02-04-17, 08:16 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

That is an amazing shiny Raleigh. Nice to see one...

That is an amazing shiny Raleigh. Nice to see one in such condition!
02-03-17, 08:23 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

I just obtained the Serfas FP200 like Scott, and...

I just obtained the Serfas FP200 like Scott, and am suitably impressed. VERY well made. Beware the silver model, though. The white on silver on the guage is not a good thing. ...
01-29-17, 09:57 AM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Looks like you had the bikeway to yourselves....

Looks like you had the bikeway to yourselves. Nice to have a picnic with your sweetie on a tandem ride. :)
01-28-17, 08:11 AM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

That Orient Express is a great looking machine....

That Orient Express is a great looking machine. Winter tires are a force multiplier on several levels, making opportunities to ride that would otherwise be very risky or un-doable, while the weight...
01-27-17, 08:38 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

I haven't had anything I thought worthy of...

I haven't had anything I thought worthy of posting for a long time, but did have a nice studded tire appreciation ride this morning. 10 miles from suburban east Indianapolis to the Capitol. The...
11-06-16, 08:21 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Wow, that is a very striking Ross. Thanks for the...

Wow, that is a very striking Ross. Thanks for the pictures.
11-05-16, 06:49 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Nice day for 38 miles with a group ride. It was...

Nice day for 38 miles with a group ride. It was cold at 11:00, but quite pleasant by the end of the ride.
08-07-16, 07:21 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Thanks for the guidance on the flipped circlip....

Thanks for the guidance on the flipped circlip. Subtle, intermittent problems are the worst. That sounds like something that I would have missed, and lacking a good hub to compare with, I was lost. I...
07-24-16, 06:13 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Extraordinary. Thanks for posting the link.

Extraordinary. Thanks for posting the link.
07-02-16, 01:53 PM
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Posted By dunelt_1954

Glad it was the back tire, and caused no crash. I...

Glad it was the back tire, and caused no crash. I had an old tire start to come apart like that, felt a bit of lumpiness in the ride and got home without blowing out. A mechanic friend asked the...
06-23-16, 04:05 PM
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Views: 1,204
Posted By dunelt_1954

Well done cautionary tale. ;-)

Well done cautionary tale. ;-)
05-08-16, 05:54 PM
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Views: 3,114
Posted By dunelt_1954

What a long-lived thread! I have found Marathon...

What a long-lived thread! I have found Marathon Plus tires only possible to get on Rhyno-Lite Sun rims with the help of a Kool-Stop bead jack. Fortunately, the Marathon Plus doesn't get punctured...
05-07-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By dunelt_1954

I'll throw in my 2 cents in support of Chain-L....

I'll throw in my 2 cents in support of Chain-L. My commuter is an old Columbia 3 speed that I overhauled the hub and replaced the cog and chain last March 1st. After wiping off the gunge the first...
05-07-16, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By dunelt_1954

Schwalbe tubes also have the full metal Schrader...

Schwalbe tubes also have the full metal Schrader valve stem with lock ring. I like them. They have their own way of describing valves, Presta is listed as SV, for Sclaverand, while Schrader is AV,...
05-03-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,662
Posted By dunelt_1954

That is a very comfy looking bike. Thanks for the...

That is a very comfy looking bike. Thanks for the post. I hope that bike serves your friend well.
Forum: Introductions
05-01-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By dunelt_1954

Nice to hear from NZ. Do you still have Hell...

Nice to hear from NZ. Do you still have Hell Pizza?
05-01-16, 06:07 PM
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Views: 3,032
Posted By dunelt_1954

Is it possible that the chain might be 2 or 3...

Is it possible that the chain might be 2 or 3 links too long, letting the rear derailleur flop up to where there is interference with the cog?
05-01-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,501
Posted By dunelt_1954

Thanks for the follow up. Yes, the Continentals...

Thanks for the follow up. Yes, the Continentals are a bit spendy, but have good value.
Enjoy the ride! :thumb:
04-30-16, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,891
Posted By dunelt_1954

Yes, I meant that it is easy to leave a QR too...

Yes, I meant that it is easy to leave a QR too loose, not that it would be a good idea. It's hard to get one too tight with bare hands, though. Semantics cause so much misunderstanding... thanks...
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