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04-16-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By yooperbiker

I think for your application I would at least...

I think for your application I would at least consider an adult foldable push scooter. These can be very easy carried on mass transit and great for a few miles of flat city terrain. Would depend on...
09-27-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,988
Posted By yooperbiker

For a 225 lb rider I would not get a road bike...

For a 225 lb rider I would not get a road bike that would not fit 28mm tires. If an endurance bike 32mm minimum, and really recommend riding on 35mm. The required tire pressures too high at your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,910
Posted By yooperbiker

I have a Mu P8 with the Big Apple tires and love...

I have a Mu P8 with the Big Apple tires and love it. The ride comfort is really determined by the tires IMO, as the frames and wheels are so small. I ride mine on some pretty rough roads in Mexico...
03-01-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 25,430
Posted By yooperbiker

The LHT would be an ideal everyday bike for a...

The LHT would be an ideal everyday bike for a rider weighing over 300 lbs in my opinion. The strength and stability of the bike are perfect match for a heavy rider. Someone weighing 160 lbs would...
12-29-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,578
Posted By yooperbiker

I think most of these are common to most states...

I think most of these are common to most states already. One that is a very good idea and is law now in only a few states is making it legal for a vehicle to cross a double yellow line to pass a bike...
12-21-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By yooperbiker

My road shoes are actually MTB shoes, which I...

My road shoes are actually MTB shoes, which I prefer as I can walk around without clickly-clacking and slipping all around. The shoes I have are also available in a road version, but look exactly the...
12-20-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,099
Posted By yooperbiker

My bet is they just Photoshopped metallic gold...

My bet is they just Photoshopped metallic gold color on stock photos of a road bike, and are now fishing for a complete fool to actually order one.
12-20-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By yooperbiker

Salsa's real touring bike is the Marrakesh. The...

Salsa's real touring bike is the Marrakesh. The Vaya is more of a gravel bike that can be used for "light touring".

I very much like the Vaya, but if I were buying a bike for a fully loaded long...
12-20-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,429
Posted By yooperbiker

Solid bike tires kept the chain driven "safety"...

Solid bike tires kept the chain driven "safety" bicycle from being popular until Mr. Dunlop invented the pneumatic tire. This "new" solid tire is moving backwards over a hundred years?

These are...
12-15-15, 11:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,570
Posted By yooperbiker

I would get some Ergon grips on your hybrid to...

I would get some Ergon grips on your hybrid to get more hand positions, and adjust the derailers to stop the noise (or have a shop do a tune up). Way cheap and fast fix.

Or buy a road bike and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,105
Posted By yooperbiker

That picture is ridiculous. In the middle ring of...

That picture is ridiculous. In the middle ring of a triple you can use any of your rear cogs. Maybe not ideal, but real world. Do it on my mountain bike all the time.

Solve the issue by going 1x11...
11-30-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,579
Posted By yooperbiker

Might want to read over this literature. It was...

Might want to read over this literature. It was written for Michigan cyclists, but really applies anywhere. Good tips on riding in traffic etc.

What Every MI Bicyclist Must Know...
11-29-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,118
Posted By yooperbiker

A friend of mine just spent the last week deer...

A friend of mine just spent the last week deer hunting, which in his case consisted of sitting in a tree stand every day in the friken cold waiting for a deer to walk by. No deer walked by all week....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,959
Posted By yooperbiker

I think you need a bad experience with an on-line...

I think you need a bad experience with an on-line retailer to bring you back to the real world. You could have just as well gotten a late delivery of a defective saddle from an on-line retailer, and...
11-29-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By yooperbiker

I will just say that if I buy a product, it is...

I will just say that if I buy a product, it is satisfactory in quality and purpose, and I use that product for a year then I must be satisfied with it. The fact that after 1 year I am tired of it,...
11-29-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By yooperbiker

Would you really feel right doing something like...

Would you really feel right doing something like this???
If you don't want the bike anymore, sell it on Craigs List, or donate it, or something a responsible person would do.
11-29-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,666
Posted By yooperbiker

Hunters wear orange so they don't get shot by...

Hunters wear orange so they don't get shot by their drunk buddies. Seems to help. Do the same.

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11-28-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,503
Posted By yooperbiker

Kona's Rove ST with the Sram 1x11 drivetrain and...

Kona's Rove ST with the Sram 1x11 drivetrain and steel frame is an option to consider.
11-27-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,243
Posted By yooperbiker

I started out years ago on my fully rigid single...

I started out years ago on my fully rigid single speed Schwinn Sting Ray. I had a great time on that bike. Really think my full suspension 3x9 speed MTB serves me better nowadays however.

Glad you...
11-27-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,924
Posted By yooperbiker

Well, in Michigan at least, and I believe any USA...

Well, in Michigan at least, and I believe any USA state, there is no legal requirement to carry identification. Exception is if driving a motor vehicle you must have valid drivers license. In order...
11-27-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By yooperbiker

Obviously someone who has not read much of Mark's...

Obviously someone who has not read much of Mark's Primal Blueprint work, as it is the complete opposite of a quick fix. By the way I have not spent a single dollar on them, so hardly a money sponge....
11-26-15, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By yooperbiker

What BB said, plus some low intensity stuff like...

What BB said, plus some low intensity stuff like brisk walks, yard work, hiking in addition to your bike rides. Then 2 or 3 times a week hit the gym and do a weight workout (recommend getting a...
11-26-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,981
Posted By yooperbiker

Men's usually broader across shoulders, women's...

Men's usually broader across shoulders, women's some allowance across chest for boobs. Lots of pink colors available in women's. In sports clothes these can be very subtle, or non existent depending...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,967
Posted By yooperbiker

Adding to the items listed by others: Riding...

Adding to the items listed by others:

Riding a fixie with no brakes in traffic, especially when lacking the skills to even skid the rear wheel in feeble attempt to stop bike when needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,939
Posted By yooperbiker

As someone else pointed out, running isn't...

As someone else pointed out, running isn't biking. I have friends that mountain bike ride with their dogs, but they will do several good rest stops and keep total distance to about 15 miles or less....
Forum: Commuting
11-23-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By yooperbiker

Bikes with suspension forks are designed to...

Bikes with suspension forks are designed to handle the extra height of the fork. Retrofitting a suspension fork to a bike designed with a rigid fork ends up with the head tube too high and alters the...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,718
Posted By yooperbiker

Former Rep Gifford Rides Tour de Tucson

The former Representative Gabrielle Giffords does the Tour de Tucson on her recumbent trike. She is still partially paralyzed as result of her gunshot wound to the head.
Way to go girl!

Former...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,939
Posted By yooperbiker

Would just like to warn that a lot of dogs have...

Would just like to warn that a lot of dogs have been basically run to death by owners running them along side of their bikes. Dogs are sprinters, not really endurance runners, but will put every...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,838
Posted By yooperbiker

Thank you for the response. Yes, I have been told...

Thank you for the response. Yes, I have been told for years to try to apply torque to the pedals smoothly all the way around each rotation of the crank. Something I alway try to do. This must be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,838
Posted By yooperbiker

I did not attack. Simply pointing out that I...

I did not attack. Simply pointing out that I didn't get your argument against spinning.

Assuming that you are being sarcastic, like to point out I did not say anything bad against riding rollers....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-15, 10:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,838
Posted By yooperbiker

Uh, ok, I don't get what you are saying. You can...

Uh, ok, I don't get what you are saying. You can ride a spin bike at a higher cadence than you can ride your bike on rollers. So that is supposed to be bad and "corrupts" your pedal stoke?

It...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,649
Posted By yooperbiker

New study has shown that those not shaving are in...

New study has shown that those not shaving are in and out of the bathroom at a higher average velocity compared to those who shave.
11-22-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,151
Posted By yooperbiker

Maybe need more fiber in your diet.

Maybe need more fiber in your diet.
11-22-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,226
Posted By yooperbiker

For those who do ride on sidewalks (or MUPs): ...

For those who do ride on sidewalks (or MUPs): For crap sakes, get a bell and use it. This is legally required in many places (e.g., Netherlands) for good reason, as they really do work. A shout of...
11-22-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,226
Posted By yooperbiker

I think the OP brings up a good point regarding...

I think the OP brings up a good point regarding younger bike riders. :50:

I read some article a while back (no, I am not going to search for you) that showed a high spike in failure to obey...
Forum: Touring
11-21-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By yooperbiker

That's what I was going to say. If all your...

That's what I was going to say. If all your camping, food, and cooking gear is left at home, I would think you would be at much less than 30 pounds of gear.
11-20-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,064
Posted By yooperbiker

Except for maybe under inflated tires or failed...

Except for maybe under inflated tires or failed bearings, I would say by far the most likely problem is the engine. :) If difference is between bikes, most likely issue your bike fit. The wheel spin...
Forum: Touring
11-20-15, 07:15 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,221
Posted By yooperbiker

Over 4.5 million people bitten by dogs every year...

Over 4.5 million people bitten by dogs every year in USA. 20 to 30 resulting in death. Most deaths are kids under 5 years old.

The dogs might end up being put down, but maybe have already passed...
11-20-15, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By yooperbiker

Some have replaced the entire fork with a new...

Some have replaced the entire fork with a new one, with an uncut steerer tube so to be able to have more handlebar height. Obviously an expensive option.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,322
Posted By yooperbiker

A hybrid is a mountain bike that by design is no...

A hybrid is a mountain bike that by design is no good on mountain bike trails, and somewhat slow on the road. A good MUP bike and townie. A good "fitness" bike for someone biking to get into shape or...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,850
Posted By yooperbiker

Yes Overkill

Yes
Overkill
11-18-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,742
Posted By yooperbiker

:roflmao2: :roflmao2: :roflmao2: No, WE...

:roflmao2: :roflmao2: :roflmao2:

No, WE do not need this. The "jump" from 11 to 12 is not a problem. Calling the step from 18 to 19 a "jump" is just silly. Low to Medium in a 3 speed hub is a...
11-18-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,742
Posted By yooperbiker

Some don't need that 488815

Some don't need that

488815
11-18-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,742
Posted By yooperbiker

I matter of opinion I think. I sometimes find...

I matter of opinion I think. I sometimes find really tight grouping of ratios somewhat bothersome requiring excessive shifting as the terrain changes. I do not mind jumps of 2 or more teeth once off...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,591
Posted By yooperbiker

Rode my race road bike (didn't have a "commuter"...

Rode my race road bike (didn't have a "commuter" bike) and wore regular bike jersey and shorts. I considered my commute a training ride really. Was fortunate to have a shower and place to store and...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,591
Posted By yooperbiker

Shocked :rolleyes: You caught me...

Shocked :rolleyes:

You caught me exaggerating, that's for sure. Maybe I spent too much time in the smoke shops while I was there to remember things right. :)
Forum: Commuting
11-18-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,591
Posted By yooperbiker

Right. I used to commute about 19 miles into...

Right. I used to commute about 19 miles into work. Hard to do that without sweating a whole lot. It would have taken me hours plus walking a couple of miles to take public transportation.

If you...
11-18-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,018
Posted By yooperbiker

Slug: Someone who rides a bike because it is less...

Slug: Someone who rides a bike because it is less effort than walking.

Cyclist: Someone who rides a bike to go faster than they can possibly walk or run.

"Slow" is so relative. 8 MPH on flat...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,591
Posted By yooperbiker

In Holland you will see hundreds of people riding...

In Holland you will see hundreds of people riding their bikes about on commutes. You will not, however, see anyone in cycling shorts. Or wearing a helmet. And of course everyone is on an upright city...
11-18-15, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 19,227
Posted By yooperbiker

^^ this Take to your bike shop and have it...

^^ this

Take to your bike shop and have it fixed, or DIY. Do it now before you disc rotor gets scored.
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