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04-13-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By JehD

Its worked really well for me. I like/need the...

Its worked really well for me. I like/need the extra low 1st as my knees are bad and the spread for the rest world well. The freewheel is not Shimano quality but I haven't had issues in shifting or...
02-06-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 466,265
Posted By JehD

Just as an FYI if you buy one from Walmart be...

Just as an FYI if you buy one from Walmart be prepared to take it apart and redo it. From improper assy to dry bearings its best to just rebuild the bike from scratch and know it was done correctly. ...
02-01-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3,534
Views: 2,453,652
Posted By JehD

Ive been on the forums a while and with an...

Ive been on the forums a while and with an assortment of bikes over the years Im 55 and disabled after a lifetime of working on cars. My weight that Ive vbatteled wince a kid and then later...
01-30-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,175
Posted By JehD

I set my seat for leg extension. My feet barely...

I set my seat for leg extension. My feet barely touch the ground on whatever bike im riding.
01-30-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By JehD

Very Nice. So clean and simple looking.

Very Nice. So clean and simple looking.
01-30-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By JehD

Ive had both Hydro and mechanical. The nice...

Ive had both Hydro and mechanical. The nice hydros were just awesome and my mechs do get the job done but they are different bikes and different uses.

IT sounds like in your case with the...
01-30-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,886
Posted By JehD

So back on topic. Personally I'm a fan of the...

So back on topic. Personally I'm a fan of the Pedal forward design. Though not for the reason Electa gives. I find most standard cruisers to have a cramped cockpit and I like a little more of a...
01-30-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,380
Posted By JehD

I started a good shot at losing weight AGAIN...

I started a good shot at losing weight AGAIN right before thanksgiving. Weighing in at about 235 my goal was to hit 225 for a DR appt at the end of the year. Got motivated by s former coworker thats...
01-30-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,840
Posted By JehD

Good job...Im sure that getting to 165 and riding...

Good job...Im sure that getting to 165 and riding has also allowed you to get and remain healthy in your 80s. A role model for us all.

Ive dealt with my weight all my life as well and am in y mid...
01-29-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,886
Posted By JehD

My apologies if I came off like a dick. Iíll...

My apologies if I came off like a dick. Iíll leave it there and remain in topic.
01-29-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By JehD

I can understand the desire to ride but Iíve...

I can understand the desire to ride but Iíve never been as heavy as you. I topped out at 260.

Not giving you a hard time but the consumer market just isnít built around bikes that can support...
01-29-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,109
Posted By JehD

I keep seeing recommendations for the Brooks B17....

I keep seeing recommendations for the Brooks B17. While a great saddle This is NOT the saddle for an upright position NOR for a heavier rider over 200 lbs. I know the general consensus is ride more...
01-28-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,886
Posted By JehD

Dude...Lighten up and remember where we are. or...

Dude...Lighten up and remember where we are. or at least explain how being "qUoTed" hurt you in any way...
01-28-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By JehD

Speed is just a number. I ride not because I...

Speed is just a number. I ride not because I have to get anywhere but because I like to ride. I'm a big fan of the Electra Cruiser 7D. It has a few gears 1-2 being pretty low to make any hill...
01-28-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,247
Posted By JehD

True, I'm sure there are a lot of people that...

True, I'm sure there are a lot of people that like their WM bikes. ( I'm one) Some of them for the money are good looking and assembled well enough, yet I haven't seen one that didn't need to be...
01-28-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,247
Posted By JehD

Considering the home repairs i've seen or peoples...

Considering the home repairs i've seen or peoples inability to open the owner's manual over the years to even set the clock the average person must be using on the .03% range.
01-28-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,111
Posted By JehD

Call it gravel riding/off road / downhill...

Call it gravel riding/off road / downhill whatever. I won't ride on the streets anymore. I dont care how many "Rights" I have or how much in the right I am If I ride in town I'll ride on the...
01-27-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,247
Posted By JehD

While I can get onboard with this and Ive seen...

While I can get onboard with this and Ive seen some poorly built bikes and more importantly poorly assembled bikes while at the local Walmart. I've run the gamut and bought a few bikes at the LBS...
01-20-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By JehD

Im ok to the low 30s. I don't have to ride but i...

Im ok to the low 30s. I don't have to ride but i like to and prefer cooler to hotter so below 80 but above 35.
01-20-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By JehD

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x625/b33_671508ce572f2180413262cc1652a03e21aecab1.jpeg
By far the most comfortable. though expensive.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-17-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,623
Posted By JehD

I bought a Dolomite ALX back in the spring. While...

I bought a Dolomite ALX back in the spring. While Iím not a foul weather rider I really like the bike.

changed out the touch points for adjustments and comfort and have been happy with the bike....
01-17-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,108
Posted By JehD

thatís a sweet clean looking bike. It looks like...

thatís a sweet clean looking bike. It looks like it would be tough to replace for whatís out there.
01-17-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By JehD

I had a Brooks B135 on my Electra but moved it to...

I had a Brooks B135 on my Electra but moved it to my fat tire bike. Currently have a B33 and itís AMAZING.

they are expensive but imho worth every penny seat wise
12-29-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 466,265
Posted By JehD

My Dolomite (ALX version) has pretty much put my...

My Dolomite (ALX version) has pretty much put my cruiser in storage. I raised the bars and put on a better seat and I love it.
12-06-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,163
Posted By JehD

I'm 55 and due to the pain and stiffness of...

I'm 55 and due to the pain and stiffness of arthritis I feel like Iím pushing 75 Iíll ride my fatty 6-7 miles and Iím hurting. Iíll do some necessary work around the house and its agony

I really...
12-06-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,756
Posted By JehD

Currently listening to Book 9 of the...

Currently listening to Book 9 of the Expanse."Leviathan Falls"
09-26-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,660
Posted By JehD

I've ever lost anything of importance on a ride...

I've ever lost anything of importance on a ride but found a guys phone a few weeks back. I managed to find his name in the Medical ID and was able to look him up on my phone. I was able to return it...
09-26-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By JehD

Wat? While the "Flat Foot" is really a misnomer...

Wat? While the "Flat Foot" is really a misnomer most people praise them for their comfort and ease. My Electras have been super easy to fit. Seat goes up and down, fore and aft a little, Stem goes up...
09-15-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By JehD

NIce looking bike.

NIce looking bike.
09-15-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,161
Posted By JehD

I'm amazed I'm not dead then from all the dumb...

I'm amazed I'm not dead then from all the dumb stuff I did as a kid on our old Schwinn Stingrays and Cruisers.
09-15-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By JehD

While I found the "Flat Foot Technology" pretty...

While I found the "Flat Foot Technology" pretty misleading on the Electras (at least on the Cruiser) because if my foot is flat the seats too low. BUT I do like the more open-relaxed cockpit of...
09-04-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,991
Posted By JehD

I was a paperboy for a long time. The...

I was a paperboy for a long time. The Philadelphia Daily News in the late 70s was one of two afternoon papers. The Bulletin ent under and I doubled my route. As the small kids quit I juts took the...
08-22-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By JehD

Youre not the only one. When I was on the...

Youre not the only one. When I was on the Facebook group people would show their bikes and with the way the seats where set up you would think the average height of the rider was 5 ft or less. Iím...
08-22-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By JehD

I'll have to give it a wipe down and take a few...

I'll have to give it a wipe down and take a few pics. I stole the B135 off my 7D and swapped in a B33 with the double strand coils, added a brooks black Challenge Saddle bag,some black and silver BMX...
08-22-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By JehD

As a kid I would've agreed with you because the...

As a kid I would've agreed with you because the feet foreword makes it tough to stand and pedal. The pedal forward helps open up the cockpit and makes the bike more open and less cramped. Electras...
08-05-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,705
Posted By JehD

Not sure of the year but steel can take a...

Not sure of the year but steel can take a beating. Way back in the 70s I had a post war Schwinn and I was like the 5th (6th-8th?) owner. I bought it to deliver papers from the previous kid that...
08-05-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,734
Posted By JehD

i got the medium. Iím 5-10 with a 31 inseam and...

i got the medium. Iím 5-10 with a 31 inseam and the stand over is just fine. With the huge tires itís like a 29er but I think a S would work for you and they see, easier to source.
06-28-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,849
Posted By JehD

Anything being available is another issue all...

Anything being available is another issue all together. As far as 3 speeds being adequate, that's exactly what I said. Derailleurs are easy Im not sure why people find them so complicated...but...
06-28-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,705
Posted By JehD

I think with a little care the rust will be a non...

I think with a little care the rust will be a non issue. Keep in clean and it should be fine.

As far as the seats here is a link to a post where I was asking about a few different seats. The...
06-28-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 466,265
Posted By JehD

That is seriously awesome. I would love to have...

That is seriously awesome. I would love to have one of those or a Sawyer. Those frames are just so classic.
06-28-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By JehD

Is that a crack in the 2nd pic by the pivot?

Is that a crack in the 2nd pic by the pivot?
06-28-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,849
Posted By JehD

IMHO unless you have relatively flat ground 3 is...

IMHO unless you have relatively flat ground 3 is just not enough and a 7spd derailleur offers a much wider range at a much lower price point.

To add to this. I had an Electra Moto 3i with a Sachs...
06-28-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,705
Posted By JehD

I get your issues with pain. I have arthritis and...

I get your issues with pain. I have arthritis and my knees couldnt handle trying to grind a single speed or the back pedaling of the coaster brake.

Here's a link for the 7D....
06-27-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By JehD

I did weigh it, ands just under 3 1/2 pounds. But...

I did weigh it, ands just under 3 1/2 pounds. But when the bikes over 40, does it really matter? lol.


Edit. I got the seat on and set up and just a short ride up the street andÖ.whoa it is...
06-27-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,705
Posted By JehD

IMHO Look into the Electra 7D. It comes int steel...

IMHO Look into the Electra 7D. It comes int steel or aluminum, 7speeds, hand brakes and with smooth tires. Everything is customizable Tons of options.
06-26-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By JehD

The B33 arrived...OOoooh those twisted wire...

The B33 arrived...OOoooh those twisted wire coils. Looks amazing in person.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/b33_543ef828f5b674a870f136cfa2e70261b67bfd70.jpg
06-24-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 39,192
Posted By JehD

Too bad, you have some nice bikes.. But if you...

Too bad, you have some nice bikes.. But if you have to sell its probably a good time as bikes can still be hard to find so you could get a good price for them. It also cheaper to find a bike that...
06-24-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 39,192
Posted By JehD

I havenít noticed an issue with the pedal forward...

I havenít noticed an issue with the pedal forward on my knees vs the Fatty. I sold my Single Speed cruiser because it hurt to brake. The backpedaling and braking was painful.

That and having...
06-23-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By JehD

Ooh work boots. I was a mechanic for over 30...

Ooh work boots. I was a mechanic for over 30 years so I was on my feet all day everyday. I was buying Redbacks in the $180 range. Worth every penny, they were comfortable and lasted about 3 years in...
06-23-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 39,192
Posted By JehD

With the springy Brooks and more upright bars its...

With the springy Brooks and more upright bars its pretty cruiserier.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/fatty_577fea52e05901bb35988a8ca33f05892a92bd3c.jpeg
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