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08-07-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By freeranger

If the only thing wrong with a bike is a pedal...

If the only thing wrong with a bike is a pedal which needs replacement, or adjustment, then the bike shop employee was way out of line. Could it have been more than a loose pedal- maybe a bad bottom...
08-05-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By freeranger

The bike with the meanest dog with the biggest...

The bike with the meanest dog with the biggest teeth chasing it might be the fastest--at least for that moment!
08-05-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,308
Posted By freeranger

Just heard of a friend of a friend having a very...

Just heard of a friend of a friend having a very serious accident with bike and bodily injury involving a dog. I love dogs but if outside where they can run free and are not enclosed in a secure...
07-31-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By freeranger

No doubt he'll be forever thankful for the intro...

No doubt he'll be forever thankful for the intro to trail riding. Still remember the group that introduced me to trails, even tho it's been decades. Time hasn't erased the memories of those first...
07-26-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 607
Posted By freeranger

Have you checked with your LBS to see what they...

Have you checked with your LBS to see what they will sell it for? The difference might not be huge, and they may (or may not) sell it below msrp in order to make a sale, acquire a customer, and keep...
07-14-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,327
Posted By freeranger

Another option-depends on how what bikes you now...

Another option-depends on how what bikes you now have and the components on them. Would it be possible for you to buy a frame-used or new- that fits and which you or an LBS could transfer parts? You...
07-14-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By freeranger

An important part of fixing a flat is making sure...

An important part of fixing a flat is making sure whatever caused the first one isn't still lodged in the tire/tube, or that you don't have a rough spot in the rim and that the rim tape is still over...
07-10-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By freeranger

Schraeder or presta? If presta and you're using...

Schraeder or presta? If presta and you're using the stem nut, either remove the nut or place it in the middle of the stem, don't tighten it down on the rim. Or, what Ti said.
07-08-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,831
Posted By freeranger

Just the opposite here-- I keep getting passed by...

Just the opposite here-- I keep getting passed by hybrids while on my road bike! Possibly because they're 30-40 yrs younger? Or maybe I'm just cruising along enjoying the ride.
07-08-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By freeranger

A friend rides a Giant Fastroad & speaks very...

A friend rides a Giant Fastroad & speaks very highly of it. Hers is aluminum, but Giant does make a carbon model also. Don't know what tire size it will accept. FastRoad Advanced 1 (2021) | Fitness...
07-05-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By freeranger

Maybe try mixing the muc off with your cleaner(s)...

Maybe try mixing the muc off with your cleaner(s) in a container and see what how it does. Should provide an answer as to what it might not mix well with, if it is a reaction with a cleaner.
06-23-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,519
Posted By freeranger

Think whoever looked over the bike he was riding...

Think whoever looked over the bike he was riding should have removed the toe cages and perhaps installed some decent flats.. Not like he needed toe clips and doubt he has much time to ride a bike, so...
06-22-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,097
Posted By freeranger

Rema, as prev stated. When there is a tried and...

Rema, as prev stated. When there is a tried and true product, why would you use something else? If no LBS nearby, a local auto store probably has them. I've never considered a well done patch job as...
06-22-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By freeranger

Glad to hear you're "back in the saddle again"! ...

Glad to hear you're "back in the saddle again"! Been missing riding as well--broken wrist.
06-15-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,746
Posted By freeranger

Seeing that quill stems are still around, feel...

Seeing that quill stems are still around, feel it's unlikely that rim brakes will be disappearing anytime soon!
06-13-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,475
Posted By freeranger

There are a-holes riding pedal powered bikes...

There are a-holes riding pedal powered bikes also. Quite a few on the local mup actually. Have had more than one close call when no notification given as they fly by. And have met riders on e-bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,121
Posted By freeranger

Try running a used dryer sheet, piece of old soft...

Try running a used dryer sheet, piece of old soft t-shirt or handkerchief around the tire-preferably with the tire off so you can run it over all surfaces. If nothing in the tire snags, do the same...
06-12-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By freeranger

Any tips for broken wrist recupe?

71 yo in very good health.Broke my wrist and having a metal plate put in tomorrow (6/13). I seem to heal quickly from injury and intend to go enthusiastically at any phys therapy. Any recommendations...
06-12-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,408
Posted By freeranger

Will your bike accept mini-linear pull brakes...

Will your bike accept mini-linear pull brakes (also called v-brakes)?. if unsure that they will work on your bike with the existing levers, check with your LBS. If they will work, then those with...
06-11-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,825
Posted By freeranger

?-- the video shows the seat tube being...

?-- the video shows the seat tube being clamped--I have always clamped the seat post when using a stand. Always thought clamping a part of the frame was not a good idea. Have I been wrong in my...
06-04-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By freeranger

Have you thought about maybe using flats...

Have you thought about maybe using flats pedals-with or without pins? I have to wonder how much difference there is between clipless and flats for those of us who are older or not trying to set speed...
06-04-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,462
Posted By freeranger

Agree that a well engineered steel bike is...

Agree that a well engineered steel bike is smoother, the steel itself makes a difference also. Butting, grade of steel, design, all makes a difference. That being said, a neighbor is selling his 2002...
06-02-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By freeranger

It looks brand new and sounds like it performs...

It looks brand new and sounds like it performs like brand new too! Great find!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,615
Posted By freeranger

Because it's cheaper to put less chainrings on a...

Because it's cheaper to put less chainrings on a bike and still charge an inflated price for it. It tries to be justified as being simpler, tuning doesn't have to be as "perfect" as with a triplle,...
05-22-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By freeranger

Nice!! Congrats on the new bike. No experience...

Nice!! Congrats on the new bike. No experience with full susp., but it would seem to me that it would be less bouncy than a hardtail. So long as the suspension is set up correctly, and it's a good...
05-17-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By freeranger

Just doesn't look like it would function as well...

Just doesn't look like it would function as well as a roller chain, and how would it not wear chainrings/cogs more than a roller chain? And, is it just me, or does the rollerless chain look like it...
05-15-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 42,704
Posted By freeranger

Always hears "steel is real" and while I...

Always hears "steel is real" and while I understood it, never fully grasped it until a neighbor asked me to look over a bike he is selling. Turned out to be a 2002 Alpe d'Huez. Said he hadn't ridden...
05-02-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,075
Posted By freeranger

Only some of the "less than pleasant riders"...

Only some of the "less than pleasant riders" along the same ride!
04-22-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 959
Posted By freeranger

Have you checked the cable, to see that it is not...

Have you checked the cable, to see that it is not hitting against the frame? It wouldn't do it if not jarred, which might not happen on a smooth road, but would on a trail.
04-18-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By freeranger

Feel like I'm wearing some "egg on my face", but...

Feel like I'm wearing some "egg on my face", but I'll try anyway. Guessing it's the original chain, and that it is a Shimano HG chain? I've not owned a derailleur with "Shadow" technology, but they...
04-17-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,534
Posted By freeranger

My preferred cycling temp has definitely changed...

My preferred cycling temp has definitely changed with age. Used to mtn bike with snow on the ground and was fine down to about 25F. Now I mostly road ride and prefer low humidity with 65-75 F temps....
04-10-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By freeranger

Nothing major, but felt like kicking myself...

Nothing major, but felt like kicking myself afterward! The front derailleur on my road bike was not shifting as well as I felt it should. I do the maintenance and repairs on our bikes. But couldn't...
04-04-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By freeranger

Don't know about using with a carbon steerer, but...

Don't know about using with a carbon steerer, but this one could be used with a compression plug. Maybe check with your LBS, or Ritchie on whether it should be used with a carbon steerer. Ritchey...
04-02-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By freeranger

Are the washers between the brake arm and pad the...

Are the washers between the brake arm and pad the same thickness? On the forks, are the mounting holes the same distance apart?
Edit: The above is what popped into my head just from a general...
04-02-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By freeranger

It can't hurt, and it will provide peace of mind....

It can't hurt, and it will provide peace of mind. Re-lube.
03-27-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By freeranger

Don't think a hybrid with front susp. will suit...

Don't think a hybrid with front susp. will suit you for rocks, roots, and off road trails. Might be ok for rail-trails, but the front susp forks on hybrids are not known to be adequate for trail...
03-27-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 667
Posted By freeranger

The local Ace Hardware has drawers of all kinds...

The local Ace Hardware has drawers of all kinds of nuts, bolts, etc. And yes, they do have metric. With so much going pre-packaged, if you have an Ace nearby, might want to check.
03-27-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By freeranger

If the brake doesn't already have a concave...

If the brake doesn't already have a concave surface so you could use a convex washer, you could try using a combo of 1 convex and 1 concave washer to allow an angle.
Bike Brake Pad Adjusting Washers...
03-27-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By freeranger

Sounds like the problem was there and you took it...

Sounds like the problem was there and you took it to the shop to have them fix it.. " The shop replaced the cassette and chain last week but the same problem exists". Take it back to the shop. Noises...
03-26-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By freeranger

^^^^^what he said. It's all we have on our bikes....

^^^^^what he said. It's all we have on our bikes. FWIW, the salmon compound is my favorite-even in dry conditions.
03-05-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,208
Posted By freeranger

The past is the past. I reflected on the past...

The past is the past. I reflected on the past when I retired. LOTS of things I would have done differently. But you can't go back and relive what has already been done. If you do reflect on your...
02-22-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By freeranger

Just curious--are the sidewalls marked front or...

Just curious--are the sidewalls marked front or rear on them also. Maybe it's recommended to run front and rear in opposite directions?
02-15-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,514
Posted By freeranger

Agree with fit and comfort. A few other things to...

Agree with fit and comfort. A few other things to consider: Do you do your own maintenance/adjustments? If not, which dealer has the best reputation for mechanical work-if you have bike clubs in your...
01-12-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By freeranger

As the song goes: "what a day for a...

As the song goes: "what a day for a daydream"..........
Have also seen UFOs, some 60 years ago or so. Was very young, but have never forgotten it.. Our entire neighborhood saw them. Enough to cause...
01-07-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,809
Posted By freeranger

I've never ridden a "gravel" bike. But for...

I've never ridden a "gravel" bike. But for decades have ridden my old '98 mtn bike with 26" wheels on rail trails, mtn.bike trails, mups, road, wherever. Still do. I don't ride on muddy trails, so...
12-29-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,873
Posted By freeranger

When your bicycle(s) are older than the person...

When your bicycle(s) are older than the person waiting on you in the store.
10-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,102
Posted By freeranger

Similar side effects when I tried statins. Now,...

Similar side effects when I tried statins. Now, maybe the current statins are better than several I tried some 30 yrs ago, but I experienced a loss of power. There was a hill up to a ridge, and I was...
10-06-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By freeranger

Yes, there was. The easiest way to find topics...

Yes, there was. The easiest way to find topics which have been posted on BF is: go to your search engine of choice, type is what you are looking for, followed by Bike Forums.
For example, could...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By freeranger

Are you using cycling shorts or cycling underwear...

Are you using cycling shorts or cycling underwear with a chamois? If you are, are they old and maybe the chamois is too worn to be effective? If you aren't, may try cycling shorts or cycling...
08-29-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By freeranger

It's a fine line when it comes to the exterior of...

It's a fine line when it comes to the exterior of a helmet. You want it to absorb impact, not be so tough as to bounce your head around should you happen to land on it. Extreme example--at one time,...
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