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08-17-17, 02:16 PM
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Posted By MBR2000

Thanks, folks. Just ordered a pair of the Stolen...

Thanks, folks. Just ordered a pair of the Stolen Brand Thermalites from Kyle's Bikes for $20 shipped.
08-16-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By MBR2000

Pedal recommendation

Started using my 94 Trek 930 for street duty. Would like to replace these shoe-eating, clunky pedals with some that have flat surfaces that are the same on both sides. Nothing high tech or...
08-16-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By MBR2000

Finally got both Thickslick Comp tires installed...

Finally got both Thickslick Comp tires installed along with new brake pads and wheel bearings. Used 40/50 psi for a baseline and took the bike for a short ride. Most noticeable change is very...
08-03-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By MBR2000

According to the doc, I had either bronchitis or...

According to the doc, I had either bronchitis or walking pneumonia. :eek: Started feeling better after a few days of taking antibiotic and corticosteroid pills. Worst "cold" I've ever had. We then...
07-19-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By MBR2000

Installed the front tire earlier this week while...

Installed the front tire earlier this week while coming down with a cold.:( Also replaced the front wheel bearings and brake pads. Actual tire section width (on 13mm inside rim width) is 1.85" @ 45...
07-19-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,838
Posted By MBR2000

I agree. I've been riding in my subdivision and...

I agree. I've been riding in my subdivision and have all kinds of options to add anything as short as .35 mi. Some of the distances around various blocks are stuck in my head from running off and...
07-16-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 87,328
Posted By MBR2000

I don't see how a family can be car free without...

I don't see how a family can be car free without living in a community with nearby stores, shops, restaurants, schools, etc. within walking or biking distance. Not to mention places of employment. ...
07-16-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,838
Posted By MBR2000

Well, hit my 5 mile goal. Actually did 5.2 and...

Well, hit my 5 mile goal. Actually did 5.2 and then 5.1, averaging 5:19/mile the second time. But it was mid-90 degrees both times, so I need to get out earlier. Four rides down, a few hundred to...
07-11-17, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 87,328
Posted By MBR2000

Just read where the Saudi Oil Minister said crude...

Just read where the Saudi Oil Minister said crude oil would be a worthless commodity in the not-to-distant future. So, with ultra-low gasoline prices, I predict even larger pickups and SUVs will...
07-11-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,838
Posted By MBR2000

Yeah, gotta say I was braggin' to my wife about...

Yeah, gotta say I was braggin' to my wife about the 4.1 miles. :)
07-11-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,211
Posted By MBR2000

Originally Posted by corwin1968 Just out of...

Originally Posted by corwin1968
Just out of curiosity, are you prepping for bariatric surgery?



I have a friend who gave up on diet 6-7 years ago and got a lap band. It's worked out great...
07-11-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,838
Posted By MBR2000

Ha, and I was happy progressing from 3.0 to 4.1. ...

Ha, and I was happy progressing from 3.0 to 4.1. Shooting for 5+ tomorrow if I can get out early. We have plenty of paved trails around here running through neighborhoods and parks, so think I'll...
07-11-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By MBR2000

Shipped today via USPS Priority mail. Hope to...

Shipped today via USPS Priority mail. Hope to have by Friday, but their website doesn't show an expected delivery date.
07-10-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By MBR2000

I know a guy who bought a department store bike...

I know a guy who bought a department store bike for approx $200 with all kinds of whiz-bang features, like 21 speeds and front suspension. Every part on it is cheesy, and it rides like a pig and...
07-10-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By MBR2000

That's a great story, man! I'm 6'1" and around...

That's a great story, man! I'm 6'1" and around your age. Recently got down into the 220s after being in the high 230/low 240 range for several years. My peak weight 10-12 years ago was 252. ...
07-08-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By MBR2000

Just ordered a pair of Thickslick Comps @ 620...

Just ordered a pair of Thickslick Comps @ 620 grams. Will report back after I put some miles on them. I'm expecting great things based on the comments above.

To RubeRad: Funny, but I topped out...
07-06-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By MBR2000

Bike and rider = 252. No laughing. ;) I...

Bike and rider = 252. No laughing. ;)

I typically run around 45 PSI in my current tires.
07-06-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By MBR2000

I'm leaning that way. Headed out to a local bike...

I'm leaning that way. Headed out to a local bike shop tomorrow that carries them. Don't know how much cushier they will be than my Hutchinson Acrobats, but those suckers are 8-10 years old and seem...
07-06-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By MBR2000

Haven't measured inside rim width, but SWAG...

Haven't measured inside rim width, but SWAG method yields ~.50" - .60". My current 1.95" tires actually measure 1.90" section width, with ~.300" side clearance to bottom of frame (just behind...
07-05-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By MBR2000

Just read your post entitled "Compass Tire Hype:...

Just read your post entitled "Compass Tire Hype: Warning". Laughed my a$$ off. Great read!
07-05-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By MBR2000

Thanks for all the responses. I assume just...

Thanks for all the responses. I assume just about any of these tires will fit the rims that came with my old Trek 930, right?
07-05-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By MBR2000

Cushy street tires for old mountain bike

Looking to replace the 26 x 1.95 Hutchinson Acrobat tires on my 1994 Trek Singletrack 930. Definitely want something on the cushy side.

Looking at these:
Big Apple HS430K-Guard, 26 x 2.15...
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