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03-22-21, 01:06 PM
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Views: 719
Posted By '02 nrs

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have a C9 on this cruiser & really transformed cruising-not too bulky &...
03-20-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By 10 Wheels

Try it out. Cloud-9 Saddles (cloud-9.bike)...

Try it out.
Cloud-9 Saddles (cloud-9.bike) (https://cloud-9.bike/)
01-18-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, it's true. But there are at least two...

Yes, it's true.

But there are at least two complementary approaches to minimizing the risk of losing your bike:

1) Use the biggest, toughest, bad-a** chain and lock you can find.

2) Make...
01-18-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By wolfchild

Because some people just like to provoke debates...

Because some people just like to provoke debates and arguments.....If you state the obvious to them they still don't get it, just walk away an ignore them and continue to do what you're doing. There...
12-23-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,899
Posted By livedarklions

You have an argument that proves way too much--if...

You have an argument that proves way too much--if inspection is essentially useless, then I have no way of knowing whether the helmet was fatally compromised in shipment or just basic handling at the...
12-04-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,950
Posted By OldTryGuy

Close to a trike but the higher center of gravity...

Close to a trike but the higher center of gravity on the bike will require a bit more finesse while turning.
12-04-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,950
Posted By OldTryGuy

My wife and I custom built STABILIZER WHEELS for...

My wife and I custom built STABILIZER WHEELS for adults some 25+ years ago when we also customized bicycles for children with Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy. The 2 that I linked are similar to our...
07-24-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 24,302
Posted By livedarklions

I've lost 140 pounds and kept it off--like hell...

I've lost 140 pounds and kept it off--like hell those effects are very small. I constantly had to adjust food down or activity level up to maintain weight loss, and that gets harder as you go along,...
07-23-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,166
Posted By Bike Jedi

Actually, I don't think you realize how valuable...

Actually, I don't think you realize how valuable this thread actually is. I have been lurking for a long time, think about co-op's a lot, and don't often see conversations like this on the different...
07-23-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

As above, if the casing/cords are starting to...

As above, if the casing/cords are starting to show though, the tire is finished. A bulge in the tire also usually indicates damaged tire casing and it should be replaced. Also if you notice...
07-22-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Replace the rear tire with the front when you see...

Replace the rear tire with the front when you see fabric/cords, a bulge where cords broke, a hole large enough to let the tube escape, or sidewall damage. You may also replace it when you're running...
07-22-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By WizardOfBoz

There is aging, there is wear, and there is...

There is aging, there is wear, and there is failure. The check for cracking and such above is for aging. These checks are all good.

Failure is where the fabric has ripped or been cut and you a...
07-22-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By Retro Grouch

When I start getting punctures more frequently...

When I start getting punctures more frequently it's my tires telling me it's time to re-tire.
07-21-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Casing shows through tread 2. Casing...

1. Casing shows through tread
2. Casing threads are fraying in the sidewalls
3. Bead is separating from casing.
4. Lots of tiny cuts or gashes in the rubber.
5. For a used bike, rubber is...
07-21-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I ride mine until they fail. I carry boots so I...

I ride mine until they fail. I carry boots so I can limp home. I don't recommend my practice.
07-21-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By Iride01

For me, it depends on what's coming up on my...

For me, it depends on what's coming up on my riding schedule. If just a normal ride for me, I'm more curious about the "how far will they go" instead of worried about flatting. If a Century ride or...
07-21-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By dsbrantjr

Minor surface checking/cracking of the rubber is...

Minor surface checking/cracking of the rubber is inconsequential as long as the fabric cords, which give the tire its structural integrity, are not exposed. Same with wear on the tread; when you...
07-21-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By tyrion

You can ride them until the casing material is...

You can ride them until the casing material is exposed. When the tread is worn down you'll lose puncture protection and maybe lose traction, but given that it is still safe to ride.
07-21-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By rumrunn6

Inspect them closely when fully inflated for dry...

Inspect them closely when fully inflated for dry cracks or anything else that doesnít look normal. If a tire passes a close visual inspection you should be good to go
07-20-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By Gresp15C

My thought: Since it's bought and paid for, ride...

My thought: Since it's bought and paid for, ride it until you either decide that you don't like it, or it wears out. I've noticed that there are often multiple online sellers with the same item and...
07-20-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By UniChris

If there's some unimportant exposed edge you...

If there's some unimportant exposed edge you underneath you can pick at that with a pin and see what it's like, though it helps to have done the same with something that is actual leather to...
07-17-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By Phil_gretz

...and when I got home and told my wife what I...

...and when I got home and told my wife what I had done, she leaped back and grabbed a kitchen knife. In an athletic crouch, she screamed, "who are you, and what have you done to my husband?"
07-16-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,447
Posted By ronin4740

Similar story here - won't bore you with it. ...

Similar story here - won't bore you with it. Weight loss was easy in the 30's and not too hard in the 40's is getting harder and harder in the 50's... Did the Keto diet 18 months ago and lost a...
07-16-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,565
Posted By DOS

Update, the LBS is offering a replacement frame....

Update, the LBS is offering a replacement frame. Unkown yet what specific frame they deem as comparable to a 7 yr old Madone. They are Specialized, C’dale and Giant dealers but not Trek.
07-15-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By VegasTriker

The bike manufacturers send them out with the...

The bike manufacturers send them out with the saddle that appeals to most of the buyers. For beach cruisers that is often older riders who assume that a wider saddle is more comfortable than a narrow...
07-15-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,490
Posted By bobwysiwyg

None of us are fat, we're just generously...

None of us are fat, we're just generously proportioned.

Enjoy your find. ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By Simple Simon

'Strida' thats a bike not heard much on here,...

'Strida' thats a bike not heard much on here, nevertheless a fab bike, I'm now on my 3rd :thumb:

1st: Mk3 from about 2003 stolen :notamused:

2nd: Mk3 given to son - still in use, very useful...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By ro-monster

I've been riding a single-speed Strida for about...

I've been riding a single-speed Strida for about a year. It took me a while to get used to the handling. When I bought it, I had to walk over to a park and practice starting and stopping for an hour...
07-12-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,576
Posted By TimothyH

Every day is a gift from God which none of us...

Every day is a gift from God which none of us have done anything to deserve or earn.

Plan prudently for tomorrow but don't worry about it because it might not come.

Be thankful for today....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By MEversbergII

I've always thought these were nifty - easily the...

I've always thought these were nifty - easily the most distinctive bike in production right now. I'd like to give these a try sometime, but there are no dealers near me and I know no owners. I've...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By kingsting

I have three of them. Two newer models and a...

I have three of them. Two newer models and a second generation. Fun riders although the 2nd gen suffers from very flexy plastic bottom bracket.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By GTA

I have two of these. Good quality. Fast...

I have two of these.
Good quality. Fast folding. Fun to ride. Easy maintenance.
Low speed. Unstable. Strange geometry.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By sweeks

I have a Strida 2, my first folder, which I...

I have a Strida 2, my first folder, which I bought in 2001. I put 1000 miles on it before moving on to two Dahons and finally a Tern.
It took a little getting used to, mostly because of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By 1nterceptor

BFold in New York City might/should have some...

BFold in New York City might/should have some parts/accessories.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By BruceMetras

Congrats on the Strida! I had one for a few...

Congrats on the Strida! I had one for a few years that I used to exercise my dog with. Cool little folder.

There is a forum member here (Bill Wilby) who is a Strida dealer in Canada. Wealth of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By BromptonINrio

spot real and fake is not hard. see: How...

spot real and fake is not hard.

see:
How to authenticate your Strida? (http://stridasingapore.com/forum/index.php?topic=2162.0)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By tcs

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They've been in continuous production for longer...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By 1nterceptor

BFold of New York City let me test ride one a...

BFold of New York City let me test ride one a while ago(2 years?).
Handling takes a bit to get used to; even by folding bike standards.
Geometry is really weird. One advantage is you can remain...
07-08-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,103
Posted By willibrord

Thank you. critique of said study ...

Thank you.

critique of said study

https://cluelessdoctors.com/2018/08/17/when-bad-science-can-harm-you/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

and the PURE study of 135 000 participants also from the...
07-08-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,103
Posted By livedarklions

Start there: ...

Start there:
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(18)30135-X/fulltext
07-08-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,104
Posted By noglider

If you don't want to pay for their expertise, the...

If you don't want to pay for their expertise, the solution is simple. Just don't. But don't blame them for making a living with it.

Truing a wheel is usually a flat rate job, i.e. irrespective of...
07-03-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,455
Posted By wgscott

The mini shop-vac vacuum cleaner was $25 at...

The mini shop-vac vacuum cleaner was $25 at Costco (and, unlike the magnet thingie, I can use it for other stuff). The dental floss was a free handout from the dentist. It worked in less than 60...
07-01-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,711
Posted By freeranger

YAY! Still got it!

A friend wanted to trail ride, so dusted off the old chromoly GT and went out to ride. Nothing radical-just the usual singletrack with rocks, roots, stream crossing, etc. No log jumps or major drops....
Forum: Recumbent
06-30-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,918
Posted By Velocivixen

lucille - Are you certain that you are turning...

lucille - Are you certain that you are turning the pedals the correct direction? Stand on one side of the bike (drivetrain side, for example) and say to yourself “back off”. That means you turn that...
06-30-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,785
Posted By katsup

The one with the easiest lock or in the least...

The one with the easiest lock or in the least public spot.
Forum: Recumbent
06-29-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,918
Posted By Velocivixen

lucille - seen your posts on other forum but this...

lucille - seen your posts on other forum but this is the first image. Itís a beauty! Brake pads tend to harden over time and donít grip as well as when new. I would spring for new brake pads.
...
06-29-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,376
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Views: 504,828
Posted By coopman

Good luck with your new adventure sparkydog. ...

Good luck with your new adventure sparkydog.
I'm 65 and just got myself an Electra Cruiser 1 and a helmet this morning at the local bike shop. I have not ridden in more than 20 years myself.
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,918
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you have to replace everything, just stick to...

If you have to replace everything, just stick to the correct # of gears, based on how many gears in your rear wheel. Probably 7-speed. It's all standard, although OLD, bike components.
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,294
Posted By alan s

Bianchi, of course.

Bianchi, of course.
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By canklecat

BTW, if you have time to watch craziness...

BTW, if you have time to watch craziness unfolding, you probably have time to duck and cover. Dunno about Colorado, but when public altercations start in Texas I look for bulletproof cover. Stuff...
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