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04-04-18, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By Waltsmith

I seem to have a similar problem on a couple of...

I seem to have a similar problem on a couple of bikes. My fix? Back off the pressue you have on the pedals when you shif the front ring. Worth a try

In your video you can see that the derailer...
03-21-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Waltsmith

My LBS talked me into buying a KMC X8.99 for $15....

My LBS talked me into buying a KMC X8.99 for $15. Offered to give me a bigger discount if when I bought my 9 speed shifters and cassette, I bought a new 9 speed chain as one sale. And suggested the...
03-21-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Waltsmith

Any reason to NOT buy a 9 speed chain?

I’m planing on changing an 8 speed (3X8) to a 9 speed later in the summer. But I need a chain now. Is there any reason not to just get the 9 speed chain now?

I’m afraid I have always just...
03-19-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Waltsmith

Wow! I thought the federal guide lines for “bike...

Wow! I thought the federal guide lines for “bike lane” was no less then 4 ft! Maybe that’s only the ones that qualify for federal road building funds
03-19-18, 03:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Waltsmith

Well that adds another factor to the equation, I...

Well that adds another factor to the equation, I was not aware they had bike lane police! I honestly did not realize there was such a thing as a restriction on riding in the car lane if there was a...
03-19-18, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 122,683
Posted By Waltsmith

Well, my core was sweating like a b..... , but...

Well, my core was sweating like a b..... , but everything else is frozen. Feet and ears the worst. When I got home I looked at the weather and it said the wind chill was 28*F and I would guess it...
03-18-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Waltsmith

I love bike lanes. They sure as hell beat...

I love bike lanes. They sure as hell beat splitting lanes, unless you ride behind cars and stop and go when they do. My problem is around here, they tend to end suddenly.

And yes I ride...
03-18-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 122,683
Posted By Waltsmith

Cold and windy (40s) but I wanted to check out a...

Cold and windy (40s) but I wanted to check out a new cassette (11-40). 2 miles around the house, everything checked out OK, took one of loops (8.7 miles). Decided to fill my bottle with hot cocoa,...
03-18-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,144
Posted By Waltsmith

wow! For $500 it would be worth it even if I...

wow! For $500 it would be worth it even if I didn’t ride! I could display that in my living room and be happy with it! That is a fantastic buy! I hope it fits you, if it does, it should be great...
03-18-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,038
Posted By Waltsmith

My susgestion would be a hybird. You have the...

My susgestion would be a hybird. You have the gearing to spin higher RPMs on about any condition. The leg movement is, IMHO the most natural.

My Son has knee issues (X hockey goalie), and the...
03-18-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,865
Posted By Waltsmith

My biggest concern was the size, as that looks...

My biggest concern was the size, as that looks like a very small bike. But it seems you are on the smaller size your self. At any rate, it’s a no brainer to buy the bike.

I’d use a cut off wheel...
03-18-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,847
Posted By Waltsmith

As far as I’m concerned, I would suggest the...

As far as I’m concerned, I would suggest the Cannondale Quick bikes. They are light, comfortable, and have the gearing that you can keep up with the casual road bike guys on the road yet can still...
03-18-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Waltsmith

Well I found my problem, and I’m not even blond. ...

Well I found my problem, and I’m not even blond. So I finally said “f it! I’ll just put a few miles on it and see if it cures it’s self. So I hooked up the brakes, and the wheel was off center! ...
03-17-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Waltsmith

Shifting issues (rear). May have to go to new shifter???

On my comfort bike, I’m having a little issue on shifting the rear cogs. Shifting to a smaller cog (higher gear) some times hangs up. Shifts perfectly going to the larger cog, but some times when...
03-13-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,742
Posted By Waltsmith

I have removed a lot of impossible broken bolts...

I have removed a lot of impossible broken bolts using a arc welder. I simply that a hex head bolt a little smaller, put it in the clamp, and touch it directly to the broken bolt. It welds it self...
03-13-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By Waltsmith

I love your option of the Cannondale. I think...

I love your option of the Cannondale. I think you may like it because it has a bit longer top tube and so feels more roomie. For the use you listed, I’m surprised you haven’t though of one of the...
03-13-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Waltsmith

But “New” would still have most of the problems i...

But “New” would still have most of the problems i fixed! Other then the cables, I would still want to do the rest.
03-13-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Waltsmith

Actually I just put a comfort bike on the stand...

Actually I just put a comfort bike on the stand for me. On the list... new wheel bearings, true wheels, B.B. bearings, replace spring loaded seat post with a solid one, brake pads, most likely...
03-13-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Waltsmith

OK, an update. I tried the wheels (and they...

OK, an update. I tried the wheels (and they came out well). I installed the 11-34 freewheel. Works fine on both the smallest and largest cog. Getting the shifting 100% was a bit of a job, but as...
03-12-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Waltsmith

First, most of this project was for the fun of...

First, most of this project was for the fun of it. I’m odd, I love working with bikes and frankly this is about the cheapest project I have done in recent memory.

The end result is this will give...
03-12-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,205
Posted By Waltsmith

I just got into this post, and read it with...

I just got into this post, and read it with interest. Back up top, I might have recommended a simple swap of the rear cog set to get your speed up. I recently got a used cheaply road bike to make...
03-12-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Waltsmith

Really confused about front derailers

OK, another project I’m working on is upgrading the gear set on a comfort bike. (I love to go on “slow roll” rides with groups in the area, and prefer to ride my comfort bike to my Hybrid (or road)...
03-12-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Waltsmith

Building a “college bike” for my Son

Not sure if this is the place to put this, but it seems it’s more about the “mods” then rideing, so I planted it here.

First, my Son has some really nice bikes which he rides a good bit. But at...
08-21-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,150
Posted By Waltsmith

I am starting to support my weight on my peddle...

I am starting to support my weight on my peddle leg when costing. This allows me to take the weight off my hand all together. I have also started imply holding the bars with my finger tips when I'm...
08-14-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,150
Posted By Waltsmith

Thanks for the update! When I first got my...

Thanks for the update!

When I first got my 'Dale I thought it was sit on the stiff side. Great for climbing or when I need to put some real muscle into it, but a little rough on expansion joints...
08-01-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By Waltsmith

I thought gravel bike were "endurance" road...

I thought gravel bike were "endurance" road frames with fat tires. What do I know, I've been out of the sport for years and just got back in. I don't know much about it but wondering, do they have...
08-01-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By Waltsmith

Imho, just get a very cheep wired computer to put...

Imho, just get a very cheep wired computer to put on the bike, and leave all the fitness tracking stuff to apps on the phone. I just recently bought a cateye Syria with cadence of fleebay. There...
07-31-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By Waltsmith

If you use mapmyride, I have a question

One of the cool things I like about map my ride is the tons of maps on line. Now I have a couple of local rides saved, and I would love to share them along with the maps that are already there.

I...
07-31-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By Waltsmith

Well if you love the girl friend, I'm sure you...

Well if you love the girl friend, I'm sure you will stick with the bike you have. A have a similar bike, and I went down to a 700c 28 tire. These tires I also run at 110 psi. It made a difference to...
07-31-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,182
Posted By Waltsmith

Having test ridden both Recently, I will say,...

Having test ridden both Recently, I will say, feature wise, they are a toss up. Giant does their own frames and carbon forks. Trek uses " shared resources" the actual frames are made in China,...
07-31-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,432
Posted By Waltsmith

There is so much to consider other then just the...

There is so much to consider other then just the metal. Most people that are singing the praises of steel bikes are refusing to more expensive double butted steel bikes. Years ago, you had cheap...
07-31-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,233
Posted By Waltsmith

Go on line and find MapMyRide they have thousands...

Go on line and find MapMyRide they have thousands of mini maps of your area. Only thing is watch if the map is a walking/ running or bike
07-30-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By Waltsmith

Don't want to brag... well mybe I do...

A little over a year ago, I was 365lbs. I have not done any special diet, just reducing carbs and being more active. Getting back into biking has really turned on the fat burners.

Today I did a...
07-30-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By Waltsmith

Thanks guys! I did a 50 today with map my...

Thanks guys!

I did a 50 today with map my ride. Worked out great. I wondered when we were on the west leg why I suddenly hit a straight white line and no road data but I was still there.
...
07-30-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,704
Posted By Waltsmith

OK, two fat men and a kid ride... I really...

OK, two fat men and a kid ride... I really shouldn't call my cousin a "kid" because he's only about 4 years younger then me. He has been cancer free for 5 years now but just doesn't put on any...
07-30-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By Waltsmith

iPhone route tracking apps and data usage...

Not cell phone Davy here. Ok, I see a number of bike/ gps apps. Seems like a great idea.

I have gone on a number of group rides and they often go from streets to trails to streets again. I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-17, 03:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Waltsmith

Thank you for that link. I had not even...

Thank you for that link. I had not even considered a single chainring bike but I'll look up a dealer and check it out. Just thinking out load, maybe I should just talk with my favorite Cannondale/...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-17, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Waltsmith

It's not if he can do it or not, he's a real...

It's not if he can do it or not, he's a real strong young man. On one bike he had a 56/11 and he could crush that gear, the problem is keep the cadence up.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Waltsmith

Well I know he would love an electric shift gear...

Well I know he would love an electric shift gear set. But I'm assuming that we are limited by just how wide a ratio we can go to with the electric stuff

I would like to give him a fully set up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Waltsmith

Is there any road bikes with triple chain ring or vert wide cassette?

OK, this will sound odd. I want to buy my adult son a good road bike. He is a gollie and has knee issues. His sports Dr. Sz he has to keep cadence high and just can't stomp big gears climbing...
07-29-17, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,150
Posted By Waltsmith

Now I really feel stupid. I searched Amazon, and...

Now I really feel stupid. I searched Amazon, and I didn't find that. I'm sure you will let us know how it works out! Thanks
07-29-17, 02:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,150
Posted By Waltsmith

Well now I'm a 'Dale owner too! Are you getting...

Well now I'm a 'Dale owner too! Are you getting a clamp for the 1 1/4"!part of the handle bars? Everything I see is for the 7/8!part near the ends, and the large ear selectors seem to ale up most...
07-28-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,704
Posted By Waltsmith

Don't know the year, but it is a Quick 4. (Not...

Don't know the year, but it is a Quick 4. (Not CX, it has the carbon fork)

The story I got...

The guy sz that he bought it from his buddy at work. His buddy claims to have won it as a second...
07-28-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,704
Posted By Waltsmith

Ok tried that. I can see it, can you

Ok tried that. I can see it, can you
07-28-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,704
Posted By Waltsmith

Crap! I don't understand the picture thing, but...

Crap! I don't understand the picture thing, but I'm sure not going to " uprrade " for $399 just to post a picture!

ok, im really confused now. i was trying to post a photo from photobucket from...
07-28-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,704
Posted By Waltsmith

Best uncle in the world!

https://s26.postimg.org/ju1mo22mx/IMG_0063.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/fxoas2hn9/)

So my Uncle showed up today, unannounced. Let's go for a ride he says, and we unload two bikes. One is his...
07-27-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By Waltsmith

Or you could measure the diameter (distance from...

Or you could measure the diameter (distance from ground to top of tire and multiply by pi. (C=D(pie)). If you don't have pie on your calculator, just use 3.1416.
Basicly the "700" is the common...
07-27-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,704
Posted By Waltsmith

I agree that bikes, are the best they ever have...

I agree that bikes, are the best they ever have been and a custom builder simply dosent have access to the very special tubing they use now a days. Back in the day, custom frame makers could get...
07-27-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,704
Posted By Waltsmith

I was thinking about the road bike thing. But...

I was thinking about the road bike thing. But road bikes are so expensive! And with my current weight, I really need the third ring from time to time on the bigger hills. Don't know if it's...
07-27-17, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,593
Posted By Waltsmith

One other thing I'll mention. While all the...

One other thing I'll mention. While all the companies pretty much use the same gear set, which gear set you get at a price will vary. A lot of 21 speed gear sets have a freewheel. While they work...
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