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07-26-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By themp

I have been following your exact same process for...

I have been following your exact same process for at least four years on a Specialized Crosstrail Hybrid aluminum frame. I lift the bicycle up with both hands and place it on the horizontal bottom...
07-26-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By themp

That is the problem. I am at an age that...

That is the problem. I am at an age that running/cycling outside in anything greater than 90 degrees is not fun and my body does not respond well or recover well. The gym was good in that I could...
07-24-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By themp

Treadmill

The summer heat has put a dent in my riding and going to the gym is not likely till a vaccine comes about for COVID(I am over 65). So, I would like to supplement my riding by using an indoor...
07-19-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By themp

I drove to the top of Mount Mitchell two weeks...

I drove to the top of Mount Mitchell two weeks ago and saw a bunch of cyclist finishing the climb. The restrooms are now open, but the office/concession stand/gift shop are closed. The restaurant...
07-11-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By themp

I used this sticker to cover a top tube scratch. ...

I used this sticker to cover a top tube scratch. My grand kids are into pirates...

https://www.vcgraphix.com/collections/bicycle-name-stickers/products/skull-icon-10-pack
07-10-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By themp

Most of my rides start at 10am and at 1:30pm I...

Most of my rides start at 10am and at 1:30pm I have lunch. It usually is the following, that I carry in my trunk bag:

Ritz peanut butter crackers in the 6 count sleeve
Emerald Nuts Cashews...
07-09-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By themp

My chain ring wobbled because the BB was not...

My chain ring wobbled because the BB was not torqued correctly and was very slightly loose.
06-28-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By themp

Because the chamois provides padding also and if...

Because the chamois provides padding also and if you drop the chamois a new saddle is going to be needed. I had to stop using a chamois because of a reaction to the material, I just use 100% nylon...
05-19-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Posted By themp

Lots of options here, can select your university...

Lots of options here, can select your university from the drop down:

https://www.amazon.com/WinCraft-University-South-Carolina-Sticker/dp/B008KP4S8C?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_5&th=1&psc=1
05-13-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By themp

My first bicycle purchase and first ride had the...

My first bicycle purchase and first ride had the chain fall to the inside front chain ring twice. I was new to cycling so I gave it a second chance. It scratched up the frame some. I turned around...
05-04-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By themp

I have gotten a lot of use out this one: ...

I have gotten a lot of use out this one:
...
04-25-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By themp

Silver Sharpie and touch up the dots or get some...

Silver Sharpie and touch up the dots or get some chrome spray paint:

https://www.carbibles.com/best-chrome-spray-paint/
04-20-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By themp

Hit bicyclist found in the bed of the truck that hit him

Made our local news for the last few days...

https://www.gofundme.com/f/jon-emma-amp-mary-grace
04-08-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,765
Posted By themp

The Greenways/MUP around Raleigh, NC are totally...

The Greenways/MUP around Raleigh, NC are totally packed with people walking or riding. I went to the furthest Greenway that ends in Clayton, NC and it was worst than ones around the city. So, I...
03-27-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,515
Posted By themp

Have had my Uncle's pocket watch for 40 years and...

Have had my Uncle's pocket watch for 40 years and it never worked. Ordered some inexpensive pocket watch tools from Amazon(very small screws and parts to deal with). Took it apart(YouTube help)...
03-15-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By themp

The value of the bicycle to me is to be able to...

The value of the bicycle to me is to be able to ride it on a MUP only. If I can stop the bouncing with a mechanical fix that is safe, then I would jump at that. The bicycle is almost 20 years old...
03-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By themp

Ellsworth ID MTB and Romic Shock

Picked up this Ellsworth ID MTB(2002) for free and cleaned it up. Have been using it for MUP trails for the past few years. Just this week the Romic shock failed and began leaking oil badly. The ride...
03-12-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,789
Posted By themp

Yesterday I saw three on the MUP. Older couple...

Yesterday I saw three on the MUP. Older couple with their daughter who pulled her daughter in a child trailer. They had these:

https://www.greenbikeusa.com/products/gb750mag

The couple had an...
01-05-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By themp

Weather App for iPhone that has Smart Forecast

I have been using the Weather Underground app(https://www.wunderground.com/) for iPhone to give me a smart forecast for days to go cycling. You give it a set of parameters(temperature, rain percent,...
12-08-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By themp

You should double check that the caliper assembly...

You should double check that the caliper assembly is true to the disk. You just need to loosen the two bolts holding the caliper and then squeeze the brakes so the pads clamp down on the disk. Then...
11-10-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,567
Posted By themp

Using the Park 3.2 tool always for me showed that...

Using the Park 3.2 tool always for me showed that my chain was worn out, where as the Pedro ChainChecker Plus2 showed it was OK. I decided to wait until the Pedro tool showed a worn out chain and I...
10-19-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By themp

Looks like your site is from Columbia. Maybe in...

Looks like your site is from Columbia. Maybe in Columbia you do not have the Topeak brand?

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/bags
10-17-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By themp

I have a two ring setup on my Specialized...

I have a two ring setup on my Specialized Crosstrail Hybrid and it was a long road to finding the chain rings that could be used to replace them. The small chain ring turned out not to bad and I...
10-14-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By themp

I bought a pair of Zoic Ether shorts and they...

I bought a pair of Zoic Ether shorts and they have a zipper on the right leg:

https://zoic.com/ether-shorts-essential-liner+color-Black+size-Large

Well, when I am taking a break on the bicycle,...
10-09-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,758
Posted By themp

That is a really cool story and thanks for being...

That is a really cool story and thanks for being a part of scouting. I have been involved with scouts all my life and next year will be a big transition for scouts as the LDS church leaves and the...
10-08-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,092
Posted By themp

If you Google "how many miles on a bicycle before...

If you Google "how many miles on a bicycle before a tune up", the consensus was 300-400 miles. I did see one post 75-100 miles. That seems low to me.
10-03-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,834
Posted By themp

Ran into to two people on a RailsToTrails path...

Ran into to two people on a RailsToTrails path that were on electric fat tire bicycles. They loved them because they could go twice as far in a day than a normal rider. They both had jobs that only...
09-23-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By themp

I went cheap: ...

I went cheap:

https://allensportsusa.com/collections/hitch-racks/products/deluxe-hitch-rack
09-14-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By themp

Looked at them all, and I liked the Trek Dual...

Looked at them all, and I liked the Trek Dual Sport 3 2020 Hybrid Bike.

1.) The Quicksilver color looks very nice.
2.) The internal cabling makes it look clean.
3.) I like just two front chain...
09-09-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,728
Posted By themp

I have a Facebook account only for the game Candy...

I have a Facebook account only for the game Candy Crush. All my devices are synced for Candy Crush using Facebook, and there is no other way to do that. :)
09-04-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,029
Posted By themp

I had high myopia both eyes(-12 diopter) and...

I had high myopia both eyes(-12 diopter) and decided to get both eyes corrected for distance. From 50 years on however, I wore contact lenses with mono vision. Meaning, right eye could see far and...
07-08-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By themp

Had a lot of problems with Strava with an iPhone...

Had a lot of problems with Strava with an iPhone 6s and a weak battery. It exhibited what you are seeing and I was using Power Saving mode during a ride to make sure the battery lasted longer. I...
07-03-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,253
Posted By themp

I gave up on CR when over a period of time I...

I gave up on CR when over a period of time I noticed that they were skewed to Toyota and Lexus in their automobile reviews. This was during the accelerator recall:
...
06-27-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,078
Posted By themp

I noticed that the tire noise is very high on...

I noticed that the tire noise is very high on pavement/asphalt. Not sure I could get used to that.
06-17-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,744
Posted By themp

Father's Day Ride

Headed out on Father's Day for a long ride on the MUP/Greenway. It was a busy day on the MUP/Greenway and close to the end of my ride, I noticed that I had not come upon any front high intensity...
05-28-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By themp

Went to a different LBS today and showed them my...

Went to a different LBS today and showed them my crank and the two large chain rings. Had the chain bolts off so they could see the setup with the new large chain ring and the old. The conclusion...
05-28-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By themp

When using the large chain ring I had to use...

When using the large chain ring I had to use spacers on the small chain ring(4 MM) to get it in correct position since the large chain ring is 4 MM closer to the frame. I would have to mill the...
05-27-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By themp

Chainring replacement oh no!

Just replaced the cassette and chain on my Specialized Crosstrail Elite Hybrid 2016 and ended up with a set of noisy chain rings under load. Here is the symptom as stated on another thread.

...
05-18-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,420
Posted By themp

I carry this: ...

I carry this:

https://www.parktool.com/product/mini-chain-brute-chain-tool-ct-5

and have on multiple occasions helped someone who has a broken chain on our heavily used MUP/Greenway. It has...
05-09-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,000
Posted By themp

Fig Newtons and these: ...

Fig Newtons and these:

https://tinyurl.com/y3nrhjbd
05-04-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By themp

How about this: ...

How about this:

https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/scaraway-scaraway-silicone-scar-sheets-1.5-inch-x-3-inch-1.5x3-inch/ID=prod6019237-product

I had to use some silicone tape on an injury for 3...
04-28-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,853
Posted By themp

On the weekends our Greenway/MUP is very crowded...

On the weekends our Greenway/MUP is very crowded and lots of people use the whole path walking with dogs, strollers, or whatever. I have stopped announcing my pass if it looks safe(I go slow). If I...
04-28-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,222
Posted By themp

If you hang your bicycle vertical and it has...

If you hang your bicycle vertical and it has hydraulic brakes, make sure you hang it with the handlebars in the up position, higher than the calipers. Had one bicycle with Hope hydraulic brakes and...
04-13-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,405
Posted By themp

The option of switching a supplement plan based...

The option of switching a supplement plan based on an annual checkup is state dependent. Seeing you are in Michigan I assume they allow this and the insurance company must take you. I know New York...
04-06-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,669
Posted By themp

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/144072/keen...

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/144072/keen-newport-hydro-sandals-mens
04-05-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By themp

Download the Strava and Relive app on your...

Download the Strava and Relive app on your iPhone. Setup Strava so all your rides are public. Bring up Relive and connect it to Strava. On your next ride start Strava to record your GPS track. Also...
03-25-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,026
Posted By themp

You have had two hip replacements, do not chance...

You have had two hip replacements, do not chance it. I tried for a period of time and always fell at the strangest circumstances. Like, at a nice picture moment and stopping and forgetting to clip...
03-17-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By themp

I am 5' 9" tall and wear a large. Normal arms I...

I am 5' 9" tall and wear a large. Normal arms I guess, the Jersey covers completely up to my gloves. I have to pull up on the sleeve to see my watch. I wear it in 80-90 degree heat in the summer in...
03-17-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By themp

Probably not your type of jersey, but I have...

Probably not your type of jersey, but I have three of these based upon multiple skin cancers. I always wear long sleeve and I am not into skin tight jerseys.
...
03-09-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By themp

Usually you have to loosen the two caliper bolts...

Usually you have to loosen the two caliper bolts and then squeeze down hard on the brake so the pads engage on the disk. Then tighten up the two bolts to the correct torque specification while the...
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