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11-07-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,583
Posted By goagain

I've read lots of threads here over the last year...

I've read lots of threads here over the last year and a half. Apparently, one tire size isn't necessarily "better" than another, just different. Each is better suited for different purposes. The...
10-24-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 13,231
Posted By goagain

Geocaching www.geocaching.com

Geocaching
www.geocaching.com
10-23-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By goagain

IMO, if the poster doesn't have a clue what size...

IMO, if the poster doesn't have a clue what size bike he needs and doesn't recognize even the LBS brand names, he probably isn't at the point of knowing how to have a bike built for him,etc. I knew...
10-23-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By goagain

I like the black!

I like the black!
10-22-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 19,014
Posted By goagain

Very disappointed in Armstrong. Apparently he...

Very disappointed in Armstrong. Apparently he treated his peers and friends horribly and was a vindictive person. :(
08-31-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By goagain

If you liked the one you had-- another Sedona? ...

If you liked the one you had-- another Sedona? :)
Also, Trek makes a similar model, used to be called the Navigator.
08-30-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,177
Posted By goagain

Good luck with your bikes! I believe I have last...

Good luck with your bikes! I believe I have last year's version of the WSD Verve 2, which was the 7100. I love it for the casual riding that I do. Your wife's bike isn't as suitable for rougher...
08-30-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 40,360
Posted By goagain

Seconding Otter 718: The Trek 7000's, now called...

Seconding Otter 718: The Trek 7000's, now called the Verve for the newest models, are more comparable to the Cypresses. Take a look at both the Trek and Giant websites to find comparable models for...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,848
Posted By goagain

Agree with blakcloud: Put yourself in the...

Agree with blakcloud: Put yourself in the property owner's shoes. Would you like someone's bike in your yard? Kind of inconsiderate of others and doesn't foster acceptance of cyclists. Also,...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,752
Posted By goagain

Ridefreemc: Very interesting info you found...

Ridefreemc: Very interesting info you found about the OP's other posts. There is apparently more to this story than the OP told.
There are nice people and not so nice people everywhere. No need...
08-28-12, 10:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,384
Posted By goagain

Moose, good for you for your ride! Keep it up. ...

Moose, good for you for your ride! Keep it up. The cross-country thing is unrealistic at present, but your desire to help others is admirable. Do set realistic goals and respect your body's...
08-28-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By goagain

A long way from the cities you mentioned, but...

A long way from the cities you mentioned, but Hilton Head Island, SC, has lots of bike paths.
08-28-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,679
Posted By goagain

What about something like a Trek Navigator (26"...

What about something like a Trek Navigator (26" wheels) or the 7000 series (700c wheels)? I think the model names have changed this year, but look under Recreational or town bikes on their website. ...
08-20-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By goagain

I got my first bike in decades last year, a Trek...

I got my first bike in decades last year, a Trek 7100 hybrid/comfort bike, and I love it. Check out the Trek and the Giant bike websites for hybrid, comfort, recreation, etc. bikes as a start, to...
08-20-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,717
Posted By goagain

I'm much more of a laundry pro than a bike pro...

I'm much more of a laundry pro than a bike pro (am a grandma, LOL). Some HE (high efficiency) washing machines, especially front loaders, can develop a smell, because they use very little water and...
08-20-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,717
Posted By goagain

Try a "green" detergent called Charlie's Soap,...

Try a "green" detergent called Charlie's Soap, the laundry product. Available at amazon and some vitamin and outdoor shops. Might have to run it through a couple of cycles the first time, as it...
11-15-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,184
Posted By goagain

I've no experience with the models you're...

I've no experience with the models you're considering, but as one who has agonized through a newbie purchase decision, I think Teicher (post #3) has good advice. You probably won't go wrong with...
10-17-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,734
Posted By goagain

I agree with fastbartender. Let her decide which...

I agree with fastbartender. Let her decide which one she wants. Also, the 0 clearance probably isn't a good idea.
10-14-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By goagain

Will you be a casual, recreational rider, or a...

Will you be a casual, recreational rider, or a more performance oriented rider? Do you want to ride in an upright position, or bent forward?
It may be helpful to check out the Trek and Giant...
10-13-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By goagain

Do you have any real problems riding a stock...

Do you have any real problems riding a stock frame?
Forum: Touring
10-08-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By goagain

I have family members who've ridden part of the...

I have family members who've ridden part of the Silver Comet, west of ATL. The trail there is paved and clean, mostly level except for a few bridges, and a pleasant ride. You probably want more...
09-26-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,490
Posted By goagain

Bluebelle

Bluebelle
Replies: 258
Views: 49,841
Posted By goagain

My husband has left side weakness and partial...

My husband has left side weakness and partial paralysis due to an old stroke. Now he has a broken left hip from a fall. Is there any kind of trike or recumbent trike he might possibly ride on level...
09-26-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By goagain

Be warned: I know nothing about this bike, but...

Be warned: I know nothing about this bike, but I've read a couple of posts here that said it's an OK big-box store bike-- the Schwinn Trailways. I think they said Target has them but I don't recall...
09-11-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,582
Posted By goagain

I bought a bike in June after not having ridden...

I bought a bike in June after not having ridden in decades. I still remembered how to balance but that was about all, and I'm not very athletic. I agree that a visit to a few bike shops to see what's...
09-08-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,678
Posted By goagain

FWIW, I love my Shih Tzu and like my Trek 7100...

FWIW, I love my Shih Tzu and like my Trek 7100 WSD a lot. I ride it just outside the city limits, so is it a city bike? :)
Sixty Fiver, we're related through our dog-children!!
09-01-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By goagain

One more suggestion: Get a Road ID or similar...

One more suggestion: Get a Road ID or similar bracelet/tag with your medical info and emergency contact numbers, and have your cell phone handy.
Good luck with your rides!
09-01-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,899
Posted By goagain

I can't imagine not having a kickstand, so I had...

I can't imagine not having a kickstand, so I had the BS install one when I bought my bike. It's barely noticeable and so convenient, and so far my bike has never come close to falling. I don't...
08-30-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By goagain

Congrats and have fun together!

Congrats and have fun together!
08-29-11, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By goagain

What kind of riding will you be doing? If they...

What kind of riding will you be doing? If they know what you have in mind, you'll probably get lots of helpful info here. Good luck with your purchase-
08-28-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,005
Posted By goagain

The Vita gets great reviews here if you mom likes...

The Vita gets great reviews here if you mom likes that one and it fits. I don't know its specifics but many here do.

I agree with AdelaaR that $1000 is not needed for just casual riding. I have a...
08-27-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By goagain

I would have changed the price tag.

I would have changed the price tag.
Forum: Touring
08-27-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,456
Posted By goagain

An alternate thought: Ship the bike back Fedex...

An alternate thought: Ship the bike back Fedex or UPS? Not sure how much that would cost but someone on another forum suggested it awhile back.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,979
Posted By goagain

LC--You certainly had a horrible experience, and...

LC--You certainly had a horrible experience, and my heart goes out to you.
As a fellow animal lover, though, I would like to say that the vast majority of dogs are not deadly or even dangerous, and...
08-26-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,156
Posted By goagain

I don't post anything that I wouldn't say in...

I don't post anything that I wouldn't say in person, face to face.
I disagree about the advisibility of using real names, however. It's the security/stalker thing.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,979
Posted By goagain

I've not ridden enough to encounter any problems,...

I've not ridden enough to encounter any problems, and don't anticipate any on my little neighborhood rides.

But unfortunately a female cyclist was murdered on the Silver Comet Trail a few years...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By goagain

I like it! Congrats!

I like it! Congrats!
08-26-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By goagain

Idle question: Which is bigger, 700c or 27"...

Idle question: Which is bigger, 700c or 27" wheels? I thought 700c were bigger (diameter) but one post indicates a 27" tire is too large for a 700c wheel. Just wondering...
08-25-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By goagain

Hybrid, then mech, commute, general, sometimes...

Hybrid, then mech, commute, general, sometimes touring, occasionally women's and over 50. Hybrid's my fav.
08-25-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By goagain

You might want to visit a couple of bike shops...

You might want to visit a couple of bike shops just to see the types of bikes available, and to ask them the approximate size you might need, although sizes vary from brand to brand. Then you'd have...
08-25-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,388
Posted By goagain

The original ones that came with it.

The original ones that came with it.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,979
Posted By goagain

rent2bike: Carrying a firearm should require...

rent2bike: Carrying a firearm should require training and a permit, and it's definitely not for everyone. Firearms are a special case. I'm not anti-gun (own several) but your article didn't...
08-22-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By goagain

Enjoy the rides to school on your new bike!

Enjoy the rides to school on your new bike!
08-21-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By goagain

A few thoughts from another newbie: I'm just a...

A few thoughts from another newbie: I'm just a very casual, around the block older newbie who just wants, as opposed to *needs*, a bike. This past spring I decided I wanted a bike. Then I read...
08-20-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,158
Posted By goagain

I'm thinking the OP means is it either 1)...

I'm thinking the OP means is it either 1) efficient, or 2) safe to do so. I'm an older newbie and wear my LLBean explorer sandals (so toes are covered, no strings, and they stay firmly on my feet)...
08-20-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By goagain

Thanks, lost! As long as it seems to be holding...

Thanks, lost! As long as it seems to be holding tightly enough, should I leave the bolt alone? I don't change the saddle height often, but I raised it several times after I bought the bike. Might...
08-20-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By goagain

Sorry to butt into the thread, but now I'm a...

Sorry to butt into the thread, but now I'm a little confused about a quick release seatpost. I don't understand about "tightening" it. I've raised my saddle several times by just flipping the lever...
08-17-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,952
Posted By goagain

The way I understand cross-chaining, it's using a...

The way I understand cross-chaining, it's using a low gear in front with a high gear in back, or vice versa. (using both large rings together or both small rings). It's not just using a low or...
08-16-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,573
Posted By goagain

I'm an older newbie who just rides around the...

I'm an older newbie who just rides around the neighborhood a little, but these are the two bikes I considered, in the women's versions. I had decided on the Cypress ST, but neither of the two Giant...
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