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06-07-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By DBrown9383

My parents favorite bumper sticker was "we're...

My parents favorite bumper sticker was "we're spending our children's inheritance".. LOL.. I don't fault them at all for that and encouraged them to enjoy their golden years but with no inheritance...
05-12-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By DBrown9383

I'd like to try a 2 wheel bent as well. This one...

I'd like to try a 2 wheel bent as well. This one was a trike but still tons of fun.
05-11-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By DBrown9383

Wheel on the bike emergency tire tube?

I was at Walmart the other day and I always look in their bike section. I saw an inner tube that was NOT round, just a long straight tube. The packaging said "no wheel removal necessary". Has anyone...
05-11-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By DBrown9383

Rode my 1st recumbent trike today!

Guy across the streets G/F has one and brought it over, not sure of the brand but it appears very well built and engineered, not cheap at all. It had an 8 speed internal gear hub with was pretty...
05-10-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By DBrown9383

I did a little checking around and it doesn't...

I did a little checking around and it doesn't look like I can get off cheap for a headlight. More lumens =more money.. The cat-eye lights look very nice. I don't think I need 1200 lumens but 700...
05-09-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,803
Posted By DBrown9383

I'm a little embarrassed to still be riding my...

I'm a little embarrassed to still be riding my amazon.com Schwinn special now in it's second year especially because I can afford to get a better bike. I subscribe to bicycle magazine now and enjoy...
05-09-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By DBrown9383

I know these have been around for years but the...

I know these have been around for years but the $5 price tag was too good to pass up.. Actually it's a two pack for 10 bucks and yes, the tail light blinky is really nice. I am MUCH happier with this...
05-08-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By DBrown9383

Laser Lane tail light...

I bought a laser lane tail light on Amazon for 5 bucks.. It puts down two red laser lines behind the bike for about 10 yards.. I don't know if motorists will see it but it sure looks cool!
04-19-16, 02:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,803
Posted By DBrown9383

I think that's reverse snobbery. Just like the...

I think that's reverse snobbery. Just like the guy w/ the ford escort who says his car is "just as good" as a Ferrari because they both get the driver to the same place on the same roads.
04-18-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,803
Posted By DBrown9383

My problem is that I have far too many hobbies so...

My problem is that I have far too many hobbies so I can't dedicate a lot of $$$ to each or I'd have to eliminate some. I only started cycling again a year ago and have a very inexpensive Schwinn...
04-18-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,803
Posted By DBrown9383

To answer your question it is an F5B glider for...

To answer your question it is an F5B glider for which there is world competition.. The motor is only run for a few seconds to get the glider up to altitude and then the prop blades fold back flush...
04-17-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,803
Posted By DBrown9383

This is an enjoyable thread to read but it has...

This is an enjoyable thread to read but it has the potential to bait people in to saying things they might regret later.
04-16-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,803
Posted By DBrown9383

I paid over $2,000 for a radio controlled...

I paid over $2,000 for a radio controlled electric glider, almost 6' wingspan, brushless motor.. Carbon fiber folding prop. etc. etc.. At our RC flying field it's much like the bicycling world. There...
04-11-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,978
Posted By DBrown9383

I rode 500mi. on bike trails last summer with my...

I rode 500mi. on bike trails last summer with my new cheap Schwinn hybrid and loved every minute of it. I got dropped by guys in full kit on nice bikes constantly and I think it was my own brain...
04-11-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By DBrown9383

When I read this thread I thought it would be...

When I read this thread I thought it would be filled with comments about how the OP has the wrong bike and needs to go spend a thousand dollars or more to do it "right"... It's refreshing to see just...
04-09-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,377
Posted By DBrown9383

3-4" forecast tomorrow 4/10/16.. Uggg

3-4" forecast tomorrow 4/10/16.. Uggg
Forum: Commuting
04-08-16, 08:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,057
Posted By DBrown9383

My bike has a suspension seat post which I really...

My bike has a suspension seat post which I really like. It's adjustable for weight and really takes the pain out of sharp jolts you don't see coming
04-08-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 44,279
Posted By DBrown9383

Wow, huge bias against suspension forks here. I...

Wow, huge bias against suspension forks here. I happen to love mine. I don't care if I lose a little energy because of the fork. When I hit a big bump/crack or whatever I'm really happy to have it....
04-08-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,377
Posted By DBrown9383

Actually the cross country skiing is really good...

Actually the cross country skiing is really good right now and should be till the middle of next week
04-06-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,900
Posted By DBrown9383

I actually get more rude comments yelled at me...

I actually get more rude comments yelled at me when WALKING the side of a road than when cycling the same. I'm an old skinny bald white guy. I don't get it
04-06-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,279
Posted By DBrown9383

I am guilty. Before I joined this forum I bought...

I am guilty. Before I joined this forum I bought a bike from Amazon.com. AFTER I bought the bike I visited my LBS.. Now I go there for everything even though the items are much cheaper on the...
04-04-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,377
Posted By DBrown9383

.. Yep, that' central PA alright

.. Yep, that' central PA alright
04-03-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,377
Posted By DBrown9383

That 1st ride when it was 50 degrees and the...

That 1st ride when it was 50 degrees and the roads were dry was really fun. It made me realize how much I missed riding all winter. On occasion I would see a hard core rider out mid Feb/March and...
04-03-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,377
Posted By DBrown9383

6" of snow and it's still coming down

I brought the bikes up from the basement 2 weeks ago when it was 50 degrees and really enjoyed riding after the snow finally melted off the roads.. Last week we got almost a foot of snow and today we...
10-21-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,351
Posted By DBrown9383

LOL, that would be difficult to do. It just seems...

LOL, that would be difficult to do. It just seems to me women always reserve the right to say "I told you so" but men dare not say that to their wives
10-21-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,351
Posted By DBrown9383

No, I didn't get a flu shot yet but this is NOT...

No, I didn't get a flu shot yet but this is NOT the flu.. Finally over the hump on day 16. I will be getting flu shot, pneumonia shot, shingles and whooping cough shots as soon as I'm over this...
10-19-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,143
Posted By DBrown9383

I've read the lake effect machines won't be...

I've read the lake effect machines won't be operational until later in the winter. I find this hard to believe since warmer water should allow MORE lake effect snow
10-19-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,351
Posted By DBrown9383

It's all good. Now I have time to read all the...

It's all good. Now I have time to read all the bicycle mags I have accumulated and drool over bikes I can't afford
10-19-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,351
Posted By DBrown9383

I'm not a badass but as long as it's not snowing,...

I'm not a badass but as long as it's not snowing, I don't see a problem with riding in the cold or wet. Based on the logic "stay out of the cold" we'd never do any winter sports.
10-19-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,351
Posted By DBrown9383

My plan failed

I was riding a minimum of 10 miles a day, eating right etc. etc.. My wife scolded me for continuing to ride when the weather turned cold and soggy... I kept riding... Now? day #14...
10-16-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By DBrown9383

I hate to say it but I hate golf and sometimes...

I hate to say it but I hate golf and sometimes when I'm driving my car past a golf course and I see some guy all ready to tee off I am tempted to honk the horn. I haven't done it but there's this...
Forum: Introductions
10-12-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By DBrown9383

I can't think of any exercising that I enjoy...

I can't think of any exercising that I enjoy period. I got a bike this spring (inexpensive hybrid) and found out quickly that riding a bike is exercise but it's also FUN!.. I'm 58 years old and not...
10-11-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,359
Posted By DBrown9383

I want one!

I want one!
10-11-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By DBrown9383

Thanks

Thanks
10-10-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By DBrown9383

Great explanations, thanks

Great explanations, thanks
10-10-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,380
Posted By DBrown9383

I disagree

I disagree
10-09-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,543
Posted By DBrown9383

A Jamis Coda sport would be a HUGE step up for...

A Jamis Coda sport would be a HUGE step up for me.. You should see the looks I get when I tell them I ride a Schwinn from amazon
10-09-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By DBrown9383

stupid question on frame geometry

What is the advantage or disadvantage of having sloping downtube from the steering head to the seat post? Road bikes are horizontal and hybrids are sloped but I can't visualize why one is better...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,875
Posted By DBrown9383

I paid less than $200 for my Schwinn hybrid and...

I paid less than $200 for my Schwinn hybrid and have put well over 1,000mi. on it this summer. It's not high quality but I've been pretty happy with it. It hasn't fallen apart and no parts have...
10-04-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By DBrown9383

What if you lift the rear wheel off the ground...

What if you lift the rear wheel off the ground while going backwards.. That should fix the problem
10-04-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,895
Posted By DBrown9383

Dang, I forgot to put a smiley after my comment....

Dang, I forgot to put a smiley after my comment. I don't condone road rage in any way shape or form.. Being relatively new to cycling I have already experienced people who have an issue with me...
10-04-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,895
Posted By DBrown9383

This is the reason I am pushing for all cyclists...

This is the reason I am pushing for all cyclists to get concealed carry permits so we can blow away errant cage drivers at will
Forum: Commuting
10-03-15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,930
Posted By DBrown9383

Very happy with 700x38 for varied riding. Have...

Very happy with 700x38 for varied riding. Have ridden much skinnier on sketchy surfaces on pure road bikes (mines a hybrid) and didn't feel confident on anything but smooth asphalt with skinny tires...
10-03-15, 07:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 19,951
Posted By DBrown9383

I had a 10 speed Schwinn Suburban in the early...

I had a 10 speed Schwinn Suburban in the early 70's. It was basically a varsity with flat bars, wider seat and fenders. It was a tank but I couldn't kill it. Imagine my surprise 43 years later when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,398
Posted By DBrown9383

When I take my 60 lb. Afghan hound for a bike...

When I take my 60 lb. Afghan hound for a bike ride along side me on his leash, he will on occasion break into a full run. Afghan hounds can run 40mph. I have his leash in my left hand so all I can do...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,398
Posted By DBrown9383

Whoever started the rumor that you should never...

Whoever started the rumor that you should never use the front brake or you'll go over the handlebars should be shot. I wonder how many accidents and fatalities have occurred with bicycles and...
10-02-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,820
Posted By DBrown9383

I find it hard to defend a woman that says "Its...

I find it hard to defend a woman that says "Its very similar to personally taking all three of my daughters to a tattoo parlor and having them completely body tattooed, Or a woman that says bike...
10-01-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,358
Posted By DBrown9383

Agreed. Not only that but a replacement tourney...

Agreed. Not only that but a replacement tourney RD is $14 on Amazon...Amazing!
10-01-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,358
Posted By DBrown9383

Shimano Tourney RD. It's not that bad!

I have an inexpensive Schwinn with trigger shifters and tourney RD. I have learned through trial and error how to tune the RD to what I consider to be perfection. I keep it clean and lubed as well as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-15, 08:07 PM
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