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12-10-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By tim24k

I’m the same way up and down all my life. I lost...

I’m the same way up and down all my life. I lost 40 lb this year and only need three more lb to dip under 200. I need 20 more to reach my target weight of 180.
05-24-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By tim24k

You say you are a large man, are we talking tall...

You say you are a large man, are we talking tall or wide in the meddle like I am? If you are just tall Iíd say have look at a Sirrus made by Specialized a or a good used Pilot that was a spin-off of...
05-24-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,416
Posted By tim24k

Good advice on above posts. I have and use...

Good advice on above posts.

I have and use double sided SPD petals on most of my bikes.

https://www.globalcyclingnetwork.com/video/how-to-unclip-like-a-pro-use-clipless-or-spd-pedals/
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,453
Posted By tim24k

I own two Bromptons and five Dahons even though I...

I own two Bromptons and five Dahons even though I live within 100 miles from Bike Friday in Eugene, OR. Their customer service experiences with me in the past with Bike Friday has been very poor....
05-13-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,678
Posted By tim24k

I’d go check it out at the bike shop and have...

I’d go check it out at the bike shop and have look at the cracks. He may have crashed it. Did you look the bike over really good before you sold it?

When ever I sell anything it’s always where is...
05-10-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By tim24k

This action is going to make the motor vehicle...

This action is going to make the motor vehicle people hate us cyclists even more.
Forum: Texas
05-03-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,675
Posted By tim24k

Thanks for your input, Iíve visited Austin a...

Thanks for your input,
Iíve visited Austin a number of times. Sorry itís just to big for me. I need to retire to a small town that I can relax and not fight large city traffic.
04-30-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,656
Posted By tim24k

I’m all for getting a cheap low mile Craigslist...

I’m all for getting a cheap low mile Craigslist 26” wheeled steel frame MT bike with no suspension. They usually sell for $50 to $85 around here. Put a heavy touring rack on the back, if it does...
04-30-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By tim24k

I’d call Specialized and ask them what the weight...

I’d call Specialized and ask them what the weight limit is on the bike. You do know if you do have an issue they will ask the question.

I believe the frame would be okay just avoid hitting any...
Forum: Recumbent
04-30-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,137
Posted By tim24k

I just bought a used recumbent tandem in good...

I just bought a used recumbent tandem in good shape for $350 off Craigslist.
04-30-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By tim24k

Hello AD223, To get started I would find a good...

Hello AD223,
To get started I would find a good used recumbent bike with 16” to 20” wheels. This size of wheels are very strong. The seats are very comfortable and have good support. They have a...
04-30-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By tim24k

I donít care for suspension seat posts. If I need...

I donít care for suspension seat posts. If I need something to smooth out the ride I put on a set of Big Apple tires.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By tim24k

When it wears out or when I’m tired of looking at...

When it wears out or when I’m tired of looking at it.
04-28-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By tim24k

Plus one!

Plus one!
Forum: Recumbent
04-28-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,137
Posted By tim24k

Right now I would only buy a used good recumbent....

Right now I would only buy a used good recumbent. As the resale prices are really low. Stay away from any bike sold by a department or box stores as they are junk made to last maybe 15 to 20 miles.
04-28-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By tim24k

Iíve been commuting 20 miles a day mostly on a...

Iíve been commuting 20 miles a day mostly on a old Globe Pilot Disc for about 12 years now. It was a spin-off marquee of Specialized. It is very comfortable and has served me very well. The end of...
04-28-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By tim24k

For the comfort! I have a 20 mile a day commute.

For the comfort! I have a 20 mile a day commute.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By tim24k

Yes I really like the Kenda Kwest tires and I’ve...

Yes I really like the Kenda Kwest tires and I’ve committed on them for about fifteen years now. But make sure you get the 100psi rated tires though. They last much longer and roll very good. Be come...
04-28-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By tim24k

Congrats on your new bike. It looks like a nice...

Congrats on your new bike. It looks like a nice one. Yes padded cycling shorts really helps your backside comfort. After a while as you ride more you will build your wrists and backside up and the...
Forum: Texas
04-01-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,675
Posted By tim24k

Thanks Brad L, Brenham looks like a nice town....

Thanks Brad L,
Brenham looks like a nice town. I plan on coming back down as soon as TX lifts the travel ban.
Forum: Texas
02-24-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,675
Posted By tim24k

Thanks johnk3, I'll add Boerne to my list....

Thanks johnk3, I'll add Boerne to my list. Looking at CityData.com it looks promising.
02-24-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,854
Posted By tim24k

Mackinac Island, MI it's my kind of pace and you...

Mackinac Island, MI it's my kind of pace and you don't have to deal with getting run over by motorists.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,528
Posted By tim24k

I’ve been eyeing the fat tire Velo Orange...

I’ve been eyeing the fat tire Velo Orange Neutrino for some time now. I love my Dahon Smooth Hound and a HammerHead mini velos. Both of them are the none folding models. A fat tired Neutrino would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,549
Posted By tim24k

I run them both. I like the Kenda Kwest 100psi...

I run them both. I like the Kenda Kwest 100psi the best as they are good value. Good in the rain and roll well also. Not quite as good puncture protection though as the Schwalbe marathon.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,955
Posted By tim24k

LOL! Looking on their web site there is only one...

LOL! Looking on their web site there is only one dealer in North America.
01-28-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By tim24k

On a used bike I will only pay half of the new...

On a used bike I will only pay half of the new price and only if it’s in like new condition. I fugue service and a warranty is worth paying 50% more.
01-28-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By tim24k

err bottecchia, As I said in my original post...

err bottecchia,
As I said in my original post “That makes three stents total with a double bypass.” I’d like to say that’ll be it, but do to my family’s genes I’m sure I’ll be in for yet another...
01-27-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 40,414
Posted By tim24k

I bring my Brompton into the grocery store all...

I bring my Brompton into the grocery store all the time. It’s very easy to fold it up and Just put it into the shopping cart while I’m shopping. I also bring The Brompton into restaurants but only...
01-27-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By tim24k

I look at it this way, I donít smoke, drink,...

I look at it this way, I donít smoke, drink, gamble, and Iíve been married to the same woman for over forty years . So one has to have some kind of vice. Mine is anything with two or three wheels.
01-27-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,250
Posted By tim24k

At this point in my med 60s I will not have a...

At this point in my med 60s I will not have a E-bike. Maybe when I’m in my med 80s or 90 I may consider it. Bicycles for me are a fun simple way to get exercise and to get around. If I want to get...
01-19-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By tim24k

I’ve ridden the ride four times only on a...

I’ve ridden the ride four times only on a motorcycle because there are many bridges that are not bicycle friendly. To dangerous for me as most have no shoulder at all.
01-19-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By tim24k

Hello CoffeedrinkerNY, Iím a long distance...

Hello CoffeedrinkerNY,
Iím a long distance motorcycle rider myself, as well as a local cyclist that commutes twenty miles a day at lest four times a week to work. I too have two herniated discs in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By tim24k

I would never leave my Brompton or folding bike...

I would never leave my Brompton or folding bike unattended anywhere. If I go grocery shopping it goes in the shopping cart, if I go in a restaurant it gets bagged and put under the table, and etc.
01-15-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By tim24k

Hello FloridaDave, I didn’t move to, I more...

Hello FloridaDave,
I didn’t move to, I more like added to my stable/collection of bikes. I have over 40 bicycles, many different kinds/designs. I have diamond frames, cargo bikes, folding bikes,...
01-13-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By tim24k

One more stent added to my collection

As the title says, over the New Years Weekend I had a angiogram done and they added one more stent to my hart collection. I had a 80% blockage with no hart attack. I feel great now, no more chest...
01-06-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By tim24k

Welcome and congratulations on your decision. ...

Welcome and congratulations on your decision.
Really it’s best to find a good Bike Co-op or a good bike shop in your area for advice on what bike to buy and bike maps and best routes to ride. Also...
01-05-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By tim24k

Thatís odd I bought a new Specialized Sirrus on...

Thatís odd I bought a new Specialized Sirrus on sale on Black Friday weekend. I really love the bike, supper price, and very comfortable. For a aluminum frame it rides amazingly smooth. I think...
01-05-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By tim24k

Nice bike congratulations.

Nice bike congratulations.
12-31-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 422,454
Posted By tim24k

I donít have the height dollar carbon frame but I...

I donít have the height dollar carbon frame but I do run 700X38c on my Sirius SS and like them very well. They are good for broken up pavement, chip seal, or gravel roads.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 54,649
Posted By tim24k

plus one, If you use it you lose it! I ride...

plus one,
If you use it you lose it!
I ride bicycles for exercise. If I wanted to get there fast I would ride my motorcycle.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,051
Posted By tim24k

I’ve used SHIMANO both sided SPD for years and...

I’ve used SHIMANO both sided SPD for years and like them very well.
12-26-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,002
Posted By tim24k

TinyTm, I run Schwalbe Kojak 700c 35 at 85 psi...

TinyTm,
I run Schwalbe Kojak 700c 35 at 85 psi They roll very good and donít beat up your backside. Also you can use gel inserts under a good cork bar tape that will help greatly for your ether end....
Forum: Texas
12-26-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,675
Posted By tim24k

Thankís for the report? I stayed at the...

Thankís for the report?

I stayed at the BestWesten there some ten years ago when I was on my motorcycle. The roads were okay then but at that time it didnít look to safe to riding around on a...
12-20-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By tim24k

I have them on my recumbents and on one diamond...

I have them on my recumbents and on one diamond frame bike. So 16”, 20”; 26”; and 700c. Most are 1.50”, I do have one bike with 1.25” but they are hard to find. Around freezing they don’t bit well...
12-20-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,865
Posted By tim24k

No, not on your life!

No, not on your life!
12-20-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By tim24k

I’ve had really good luck with Kenda Kwest 100...

I’ve had really good luck with Kenda Kwest 100 PSI tires. Make sure you get the 100 PSI model! They are cheap costing around $20 but work really great. They are not good for around freezing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By tim24k

I use Universal Cycles, they have in the past...

I use Universal Cycles, they have in the past have always got what I need and I can walk in and pick it up.

https://www.universalcycles.com/
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,760
Posted By tim24k

Clinchers! I like and ride 2.0 to 2.35 Schwalbe...

Clinchers! I like and ride 2.0 to 2.35 Schwalbe Big Apples for the bad paved roads just like what you are talking about.
12-20-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,144
Posted By tim24k

PLUS ONE Yep! Itís getting bad out there. But I...

PLUS ONE
Yep! Itís getting bad out there. But I just as soon die doing something I enjoy. So be smart about it and ride. :}
12-18-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,050
Posted By tim24k

Thatís odd, I own two Burley trailers one for...

Thatís odd, I own two Burley trailers one for eleven years and one for over twenty years, without any of the corrosion you talk about. But then I keep my bikes and equipment in side and do not leave...
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