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05-27-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,125
Posted By Knotdodger

I guess I am a Fred....hahaha. Had to research...

I guess I am a Fred....hahaha. Had to research that phrase. I wear cargo shorts, for holding extra things I take with me.
Panniers on the back, with spare tubes , baby powder , for replacing...
05-27-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,125
Posted By Knotdodger

I guess I am a Fred....hahaha. Had to research...

I guess I am a Fred....hahaha. Had to research that phrase. I wear cargo shorts, for holding extra things I take with me.
Panniers on the back, with spare tubes , baby powder , for replacing...
05-27-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 466
Posted By Knotdodger

More comfort than speed needed.

never mind, I found what I was looking for.
Forum: Touring
08-23-14, 06:25 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,431
Posted By Knotdodger

I was thinking of getting a brooks myself, but...

I was thinking of getting a brooks myself, but not sure yet. I don't ride with padded shorts.
Just cargo shorts. Like a B 67 looks about right.. But that's a lot of cash for something that
may be...
08-10-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,770
Posted By Knotdodger

That Fuji Absolute looks like a really nice bike!...

That Fuji Absolute looks like a really nice bike! Nice.
08-10-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,770
Posted By Knotdodger

My suspension won't lock. I adjust it as stiff as...

My suspension won't lock. I adjust it as stiff as it will go. This thing feels like a tank getting it going though...hehe .
I have been looking for a older Jamis Coda lately too. Something that...
08-10-14, 06:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,770
Posted By Knotdodger

It is not a flashy bike. But I do go on 40 mile...

It is not a flashy bike. But I do go on 40 mile rides often with it. I have rode it 60 miles on one occasion. I average about 10 mph, with breaks for food and drink.. And it is very comfortable. ...
04-16-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 459,918
Posted By Knotdodger

If you don't wear a helmet ......... your an...

If you don't wear a helmet ......... your an automatic veggie. I Don't wear a helmet. I ride 10 mph down a rail trail (72 miles paved) across the street from my house. On a comfort bike, and there...
Forum: Touring
04-13-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,554
Posted By Knotdodger

I test rode a Jamis coda.. Really liked it. When...

I test rode a Jamis coda.. Really liked it. When the opportunity arrives , I am going to snag one up!!!
04-08-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By Knotdodger

Might as well just go buy Ducati rocket and get...

Might as well just go buy Ducati rocket and get it over with.
Kind of takes the point out of pedal power.
04-08-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,308
Posted By Knotdodger

The mother in law was hit by a car there on the...

The mother in law was hit by a car there on the north side last week.
Driver was pulling out of a alley. Good thing he was going slower.
She is just bruised up. Was lying on the ground and the...
02-28-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 445,772
Posted By Knotdodger

Awesome pics , you guys are giving me spring...

Awesome pics , you guys are giving me spring fever. I have not rode anywhere.
It's been below 0 degree's every morning since I can remember now.. Was -20 F
this morning......
Did ride the...
11-09-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By Knotdodger

P.S. The cyclist's I see, I give them all...

P.S.

The cyclist's I see, I give them all the time they need.
If I pass, I give them the whole lane.
I do see a lot of cyclist's also. And only around 10 percent ,
if that are wearing a...
11-09-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By Knotdodger

Being a slow driver, or running your tractor, ...

Being a slow driver, or running your tractor,
you stand a better chance of living when you
get mowed over by someone texting.
I spend hours per day for my job , driving around
Detroit. Seems...
10-26-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Knotdodger

Something happened after I bought this older...

Something happened after I bought this older bike............. I keep scouring "CL for more....
10-26-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Knotdodger

I am going to polish up the canti brakes ,...

I am going to polish up the canti brakes , derailer, and cranks on my 1986 Fuji.
The bike is clean, just needs taken apart and shined a bit....
10-26-13, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Knotdodger

Thanks.

Thanks.
10-26-13, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Knotdodger

polishing aluminum

Wondering how you guys get the aluminum parts cleaner looking??


Rob B
10-17-13, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Knotdodger

Thanks , I appreciate all the info.

Thanks , I appreciate all the info.
10-16-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Knotdodger

Question on Tools

Looking to service bottom bracket on my 1986 Fuji touring series 3 .
It has Sugino RT cranks , I have no other info on the BB.
I could get pics up tomorrow.

I just want to know what tools I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,043
Posted By Knotdodger

I really appreciate all the info . I will try all...

I really appreciate all the info . I will try all of this.
Sorry it took so long to get back.

Thanks
Rob B.
10-13-13, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13,789
Views: 1,211,208
Posted By Knotdodger

Rode 21 mile round trip to Clare , Mi. Wanted a...

Rode 21 mile round trip to Clare , Mi. Wanted a decent cup of coffee
from the Cop's and Doughnuts bakery there. There was a good wind
making it tough on the way there. But was real nice on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-13, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,043
Posted By Knotdodger

Question about leg muscles and seat position.

I am new to a road bike. I have a older road bike I am trying to get
comfortable on. More of a upright position for long rides and tours.

When you are climbing , or riding fast, which muscles...
10-11-13, 03:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,050
Posted By Knotdodger

I always have my cheap one piece panniers on my...

I always have my cheap one piece panniers on my bike. They don't separate.
Never really gave any thought to it. I always carry my camera bag with me.
Extra shirt . Snack or two. Small first aid...
10-06-13, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By Knotdodger

I was hit by a car . Did not even cycle for 25...

I was hit by a car . Did not even cycle for 25 plus years after. But that's my
decision. I am back at it now though. I was happy I was still sucking air the next
day, and every day since !
10-05-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,334
Posted By Knotdodger

I use Johnson's paste wax on my table saw top....

I use Johnson's paste wax on my table saw top. High humidity will
rust that if there was never any paste wax on it. Not sure if it would
harm the chrome or not. You can use it on wood furniture...
10-05-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 202,528
Posted By Knotdodger

Took both hubs apart, Cleaned old grease out of...

Took both hubs apart, Cleaned old grease out of hub. And put new red grease in.
Soaked freewheel in solvent, rinsed after a couple of hours. Re oiled freewheel.
Man was the inside of that...
09-30-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Knotdodger

Thanks guys. Rinsed with fresh stuff. Will oil...

Thanks guys.
Rinsed with fresh stuff. Will oil for sure.
09-30-13, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Knotdodger

Freewheel question.

Just took of the freewheel off my 1986 Fuji . It sounded very gritty.
It was a sunrace 7 speed. I believe it had a Suntour 6 speed originally.
Anyway, I submerged it in mineral spirits for an...
09-29-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 656,681
Posted By Knotdodger

First 30 mile ride on my Fuji touring series lll....

First 30 mile ride on my Fuji touring series lll. First road bike in 30 years also.
This was my 4th ride on this bike. Starting to get used to it.
...
09-29-13, 06:02 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 9,711
Posted By Knotdodger

Took mp3 player with me yesterday for the first...

Took mp3 player with me yesterday for the first time. There is 70 plus miles of paved trail , 100 yards from
my house...

Anything from Ray Charles to the Gratefull Dead.
That was a blast, I...
09-26-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By Knotdodger

Nice Bike !! Took one of those for a test ride...

Nice Bike !! Took one of those for a test ride myself.
I want one....
09-26-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Knotdodger

They are not that true right now. I plan on...

They are not that true right now. I plan on learning how over the winter.
Hope it don't take me all winter!! I need to learn these things anyway.
I don't like to pay someone for something I may...
09-26-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Knotdodger

Will Do. This winter I plan on replacing all the...

Will Do. This winter I plan on replacing all the spokes with shiny new one's.
Will put new bearings in then. Thanks.
09-26-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Knotdodger

Thank You . It stopped weeping out after a 8 mile...

Thank You . It stopped weeping out after a 8 mile ride.
First time checking hub on a bicycle , Guess I should have
rode the bike before posting... Thanks again!!
09-26-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Knotdodger

Forgot the question: This the grease supposed...

Forgot the question: This the grease supposed to seep out a little.
Wiped of 3 times after spinning the wheel. Going to take it for a quick spin.
09-26-13, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Knotdodger

Greased front hub and have a question.

I did it the way I read online here, but I noticed there is just a small
amount of grease that is making its way out of the hub now. Just a little.

This was on my 1986 Fuji touring series I just...
09-21-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,516
Posted By Knotdodger

Rubberlegs, What is that near your front...

Rubberlegs,

What is that near your front water bottle , the black band with the wire close to your tire??
Very curious. Sorry , but I am a rookie.
09-21-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Knotdodger

I am 5 ft 8. I measured the frame and it was 20.5...

I am 5 ft 8. I measured the frame and it was 20.5 inches from center
of bb to top of seat tube. 52 cm I believe.
The top tube length of this older used road bike is perfect for me
according to...
09-21-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By Knotdodger

Thanks everyone on the tips!! Will clean and...

Thanks everyone on the tips!! Will clean and repack the bearings right away.
I will have to take it for a ride around block asap. Can't hold off any longer..hehe

Oh, and there is a cateye velo 5...
09-21-13, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By Knotdodger

Yes , it is pretty flat around here. 100 yards...

Yes , it is pretty flat around here. 100 yards from my house is the Pere Marquette rail trail.
It has joins another trail by Clare. And there is 70 miles one way paved trail.

I may ride on some...
09-21-13, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Knotdodger

Will this fit calculator work good??

Greenhorn here,
I took all my measurement's and entered them in this fit calculator...http://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp

And just bought an older touring road...
09-21-13, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By Knotdodger

My 150.00 bike.

Just picked this up yesterday. There is not one speck of rust on it. Tires look new.
I bought this to do some short tours with....
...
Forum: Touring
09-19-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Knotdodger

Thanks for all the tips. The Raleigh has 26 in...

Thanks for all the tips. The Raleigh has 26 in tires. Will keep that for
riding on the unpaved trails and such.
I have been looking for a bike that may spin a little better on uphill grades,...
Forum: Touring
09-19-13, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Knotdodger

Thanks Brad.

Thanks Brad.
Forum: Touring
09-19-13, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Knotdodger

I plan on doing some overnight trips, and some 2...

I plan on doing some overnight trips, and some 2 to 3 day long trips for now.
Will have to save up some vacation days..

Rob B
Forum: Touring
09-19-13, 03:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Knotdodger

New bike to tour with.

I never toured before, but I love to go on all day rides. Usually 40 to 50 miles
on my Raleigh comfort bike. I like to sight see along the way. I am picking up
this bike on Saturday, the bike...
Forum: Touring
09-15-13, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Knotdodger

After being hit by a car years ago, I have been...

After being hit by a car years ago, I have been avoiding roads
since I started riding again. When I finally did ride on a road,
It had a 4 ft. shoulder, and I was on it. Every time a car would ...
09-09-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By Knotdodger

Thanks . Once I get my Cadent FT 1 or 2, I...

Thanks .

Once I get my Cadent FT 1 or 2, I am hoping to bump the miles a little more.

I am sure I could not have rode 10 more. My (bad Knee) was really starting to
talk to me. It feels...
09-08-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By Knotdodger

I would like to ride in the U.P myself. Sure it...

I would like to ride in the U.P myself. Sure it will be great. Have fun.
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