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10-13-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By freeranger

Another worth looking at (around the same price...

Another worth looking at (around the same price point as the Avail 1) is the Fuji Finest 2.1 : Fuji Bikes | Finest 2.1 (http://www.fujibikes.com/usa/bikes/road/womens/finest/finest-2-1) Very similar...
10-13-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 434
Posted By freeranger

Bikes have changed a lot since your last one (or...

Bikes have changed a lot since your last one (or even my '06 road bike). You may want to visit a shop to test ride some road, hybrid, etc. type bikes to see which you might like now. Geometry has...
10-06-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By freeranger

Congrats on the new bike. My first MTB was a...

Congrats on the new bike. My first MTB was a Schwinn. I'm still riding an older MTB, but the new 29'ers are getting some interest from me. But at 68, I'm not riding trails often enough for me to...
10-06-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By freeranger

While not ideal (I'd rather have my seatpost...

While not ideal (I'd rather have my seatpost match the bike spec), you can get shims for almost any size: https://www.modernbike.com/seatpost-shims
10-03-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By freeranger

My mtn.bike is a '96 (frame), components more...

My mtn.bike is a '96 (frame), components more modern, so it has "old school" geometry. I find I ride best with the seat as much as 1/2" lower than if I was riding it on pavement. You might ride with...
10-03-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By freeranger

I ride with a group that rides all pavement (I...

I ride with a group that rides all pavement (I ride on and off-road). There are a variety of bikes used on the pavement--hybrids, drop bar road bikes, flat bar road bikes, a gravel bike, and a...
10-01-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By freeranger

Does the fork have "caps" at the top which can be...

Does the fork have "caps" at the top which can be removed, so you can access the inside of the stanchions? If they do, perhaps you could cut a piece of steel pipe, or a wooden dowel, approx. the same...
10-01-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By freeranger

Don't sweat the "entry level" component thing. My...

Don't sweat the "entry level" component thing. My mtn.bike is old, but has all upgraded components (tho by current standards the fork isn't all that-but works fine for me). Not too long ago, I took a...
09-30-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By freeranger

I'd suggest taking her around to different bike...

I'd suggest taking her around to different bike shops in your area to try out some entry level hardtail mtn.bikes. At entry level you can expect entry level components, but most can be upgraded later...
09-30-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By freeranger

Off-road riding is fun, isn't it! Until you...

Off-road riding is fun, isn't it! Until you decide if you want to invest in a new mtn.bike, with at least front susp., try running your tires around 15 lbs. less that the max.psi rating. While it...
09-30-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By freeranger

Have fun with the new bike!! Still riding my old...

Have fun with the new bike!! Still riding my old 26" rimmed mtn bike (not nearly as often as when I used to live near more trails). I've heard the larger tires, 27.5 or 29 really do make a diff.
09-29-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,444
Posted By freeranger

Here is an article that you may find...

Here is an article that you may find informative--I sure did!: https://www.roadbikerider.com/the-tire-pressure-revolution-by-jan-heine-d1/
09-29-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 929
Posted By freeranger

A Marlin 6 or 7 should handle that easily, and a...

A Marlin 6 or 7 should handle that easily, and a lot more.
09-28-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By freeranger

VERY nice!! 853 has a deserved (great)...

VERY nice!! 853 has a deserved (great) reputation!
09-23-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By freeranger

Mtn.bar width currently............

Bring this old mtn.biker (hardtail) up to date. I was just looking at bars. Now, back when I was riding a lot, most bars were 26" (660mm) wide. When I see the bars listed now, seems most are at least...
09-23-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By freeranger

Jenson's site lists sweep for lots of diff.bars,...

Jenson's site lists sweep for lots of diff.bars, including Spank: https://www.jensonusa.com/Spank-Spike-800-Race-Handlebar
09-23-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,106
Posted By freeranger

Good to hear LeMond is finally getting...

Good to hear LeMond is finally getting recognized. Glad I got my '06 Reno when I did, and my wife has an 06 Reno also (WSD-for real). Really like that bike (my avatar) and no plans of ever parting...
09-22-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By freeranger

Yep-those computer viruses can be nasty! Wife...

Yep-those computer viruses can be nasty! Wife and I got flu shots yesterday (9/21), she got her 2nd shingles-and is sore around where she got it, but better than what you would feel if contacting...
09-22-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By freeranger

You might find that you don't need rock hard...

You might find that you don't need rock hard tires to be fast-an article you might find interesting: https://www.roadbikerider.com/the-tire-pressure-revolution-by-jan-heine-d1/
09-21-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By freeranger

I haven't run into that problem, but if I did,...

I haven't run into that problem, but if I did, think I'd try a hair blow dryer (or maybe a heat gun on a low setting) around the bead to see if it might make it a little more supple. Never tried it,...
09-20-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,971
Posted By freeranger

Heard that before, and a firm believer that most...

Heard that before, and a firm believer that most exercise done regularly will help you live longer. My choice would be cycling, so I like the study's conclusion. I've also heard that married people...
09-20-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By freeranger

We're still in the 90's in L'ville KY area and...

We're still in the 90's in L'ville KY area and moderate drought (driest it's been in 20 years!) Seems like crazy weather everywhere. Hoping it isn't the "new norm".
09-20-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,989
Posted By freeranger

Doesn't bother me. The first kamikaze squirrel or...

Doesn't bother me. The first kamikaze squirrel or chipmunk will take care of it. Encountered two the other day within a couple of miles-one almost ended up in the wheel of a friend riding ahead of me.
09-19-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By freeranger

Now you've gone and done it!! The next flat will...

Now you've gone and done it!! The next flat will come much sooner now that you've "jinxed" yourself. Kidding--I hope you can go at least another 4000 without a flat.
09-19-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By freeranger

You've found the wrong type of website--this is a...

You've found the wrong type of website--this is a bicycle website--might want to search for a motorcycle website.
09-19-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By freeranger

A dealer is not much good if they can't help you...

A dealer is not much good if they can't help you choose (and have available for a test ride) a quality bike which fits your riding style and which fits you. And the bike is not much good if the...
09-17-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,503
Posted By freeranger

Limped back to my truck with an old MTB I once...

Limped back to my truck with an old MTB I once had. Came out of some unfamiliar woods and wrecked going down a hill. Sat for a while, recited my phone number, address, etc. back to myself (I fell...
09-17-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,472
Posted By freeranger

Don't have gizmos or account to post pics, but I...

Don't have gizmos or account to post pics, but I still have my '96 framed GT Timberline-4130 chromoly with Reynolds 525 seattube. Started off as a 94-the frame was a replacement for one I cracked a...
09-17-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By freeranger

One possibility--do you have a water bottle cage...

One possibility--do you have a water bottle cage on the seatpost? If you do, hold the post up against the seatpost and see if the bottom of the seatpost is above the mounting bolt for the cage. If it...
09-17-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,593
Posted By freeranger

My wife and I only had minor soreness and a small...

My wife and I only had minor soreness and a small welt after the first one-got over it in a week or two. About due for the second one-hoping our pharm. has it in stock-they said they would hold one...
09-17-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,397
Posted By freeranger

My best find was found while riding my mtn.bike....

My best find was found while riding my mtn.bike. It was a big @ss rock, laying in some tall grass. Why was it my "best find"? Because my eyes found it, after I fell, instead of my helmet--wasn't but...
09-17-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By freeranger

A bunch of us ride the local MUP with some...

A bunch of us ride the local MUP with some frequency. One of the riders has a gravel bike (in addition to some others)-a Scott Addict Gravel 10. He has smooth tires on it, but fairly large, and...
09-16-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By freeranger

What is it about a drop bar that she does not...

What is it about a drop bar that she does not like? If it's just being bent over too far, that could be remedied with an adjustable stem, which could be bought shorter than the current stem, and...
09-16-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,078
Posted By freeranger

Reading thru the prior posts, looks like much has...

Reading thru the prior posts, looks like much has already been discussed. I may have missed this (excuse me if I did), but could the problem be with the rear der. CABLE?
I'd have the cable checked,...
09-12-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,150
Posted By freeranger

Only 2 years riding? Agree with see the doc to...

Only 2 years riding? Agree with see the doc to see if you might have asthma, bronchitis, whatever physical problem that might cause you to get winded. If nothing there, learn to breathe correctly...
09-08-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,605
Posted By freeranger

It does seem like most of the bikes these days...

It does seem like most of the bikes these days are only black, or grey, if you're lucky, with a color accent here or there. It seems like at least one mfr. would offer a blue, green, red (or maybe...
09-06-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,844
Posted By freeranger

Maybe if it could measure the number of bugs in...

Maybe if it could measure the number of bugs in your teeth (from smiling so much!)
09-06-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,093
Posted By freeranger

Congrats on the new bike! Sure it is going to...

Congrats on the new bike! Sure it is going to bring lots of riding pleasure!
09-05-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,984
Posted By freeranger

I ride a local MUP quite a bit. The majority of...

I ride a local MUP quite a bit. The majority of riders announce. I always do, and am usually greeted by a wave or a thank you. Very few do not announce. The people and other riders I've gone around...
09-05-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By freeranger

Congrats! Sounds like you're finding what works...

Congrats! Sounds like you're finding what works for you. Not everyone takes hills the same, isn't it great when you find what works for you on your bike!
09-05-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,254
Posted By freeranger

It sounds like you have a threaded headset....

It sounds like you have a threaded headset. Hopefully, it's just loosened and the bearings and race are still good. Here's a link to Park Tool's info on threaded headset--everything from installing...
08-31-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,107
Posted By freeranger

Something like this:...

Something like this:...
08-31-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,701
Posted By freeranger

C'mon Autumn! I'll enjoy the cooler weather and...

C'mon Autumn! I'll enjoy the cooler weather and lower humidity. Summer is not my favorite season for riding-give me spring or fall any day.
08-30-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By freeranger

Do you have a Fuji dealer near you? I only ask as...

Do you have a Fuji dealer near you? I only ask as I'm the type (as many I know are) that would not buy a bike without riding it first. The Fuji Absolute 1.7 is a nicely spec'd bike-list is $700, a...
08-30-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,826
Posted By freeranger

I agree with all that's been said. Fitness, and...

I agree with all that's been said. Fitness, and learning what gear to use when first attacking the hill, how & when to shift on hills (you don't want to try to shift a chain under tension) all play a...
08-29-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By freeranger

Take a dryer sheet and drag it around the rim and...

Take a dryer sheet and drag it around the rim and around the inside of the tire. Dryer sheets are great for snagging and showing up any burrs.
08-29-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By freeranger

You could go with a new stem with a higher rise...

You could go with a new stem with a higher rise or use a stem extender to raise your current stem. This one is made for a 1-1/8" steerer: https://www.jensonusa.com/Dimension-Steerer-Extender Ergon...
08-26-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
Posted By freeranger

Glad to hear you're getting back into it. It's a...

Glad to hear you're getting back into it. It's a lot of fun-and fun re-discovering how much fun you had riding in the past.
08-26-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By freeranger

It's not going to help the bike be more nimble,...

It's not going to help the bike be more nimble, but if you want to stop it from going through half it's travel while standing still, maybe you could see if your LBS might have an elastomer sitting...
08-26-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By freeranger

You could wear these:...

You could wear these: https://andiamounderwear.com/ under your regular running/gym shorts, so you could use any short you want. I use them as well as some members of a group I ride with. Not thickly...
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