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08-25-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,440
Posted By GerryinHouston

Don't get me wrong. The Brooks B17, or the Flyer,...

Don't get me wrong. The Brooks B17, or the Flyer, are very comfortable saddles for me. I just hoped to lessen the shock when I hit the numerous anomalies while riding around Houston.

The verdict...
08-24-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,440
Posted By GerryinHouston

I am riding a Brooks Flyer (a sprung B17). It...

I am riding a Brooks Flyer (a sprung B17). It replaced an unsprung B17.

I weigh north of 260#.

The springs are so stiff, they do not make any difference, I can barely tell they are there.

In...
08-15-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,960
Posted By GerryinHouston

+1 for the Weinmann wheels. They are cheap,...

+1 for the Weinmann wheels. They are cheap, nearly indestructible if properly tensioned and ...heavy! But us Clydes don't need to miser over a few grams!...:lol:

I used these for my freewheel...
08-15-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By GerryinHouston

Any touring oriented bike should do. Of interest,...

Any touring oriented bike should do. Of interest, most of them have triple chainring in the front, which makes for easier uphill rides. Any Clyde can appreciate a 26-34 (F-R) rather than a 34-28...
08-09-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,690
Posted By GerryinHouston

Did Amsterdam to Bruges last year (minimally...

Did Amsterdam to Bruges last year (minimally supported tour). We got memories for a lifetime. We are thinking about a 2-week unsupported tour next year
08-06-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,896
Posted By GerryinHouston

Sorry, Nigerian prices are not credible bike...

Sorry, Nigerian prices are not credible bike technology developers :p
08-04-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By GerryinHouston

I have a Crank Brothers pump which fits my trunk...

I have a Crank Brothers pump which fits my trunk bag. It has High Volume/High Pressure settings selectable by a twist of the handle.

It can also fit Schrader or Presta by twisting the valve end....
08-03-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By GerryinHouston

The Bianchi is a love affair...:love: The Fuji is...

The Bianchi is a love affair...:love: The Fuji is a business transaction...:rolleyes:
08-03-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,896
Posted By GerryinHouston

I live for the day that an e-bike with a sidecar...

I live for the day that an e-bike with a sidecar will be introduced!:roflmao2:
08-03-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,418
Posted By GerryinHouston

My REI Novara Randonee has both fender and rack...

My REI Novara Randonee has both fender and rack eyelets. Most would categorize it as a touring bike, but the geometry (and the name) says 'endurance'...
08-03-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By GerryinHouston

Are manure catchers technology sanctioned by the...

Are manure catchers technology sanctioned by the Amish?
08-02-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By GerryinHouston

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07-28-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,323
Posted By GerryinHouston

An extra wheel and a better seat! Where is...

An extra wheel and a better seat! Where is rydabent when we need him?
07-24-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,239
Posted By GerryinHouston

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Difficult to mount on the handlebar, but...
07-19-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,558
Posted By GerryinHouston

Hybrid is not cool because it invokes 'neither...

Hybrid is not cool because it invokes 'neither here or there'... Ho hum...

Gravel grinder on the other hand...

Oooh, it invokes images of a tatooed muscle man, waking up in the morning to a...
07-19-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,920
Posted By GerryinHouston

Lovely combination with the color of the frame!

Lovely combination with the color of the frame!
07-18-18, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By GerryinHouston

I have a proper bike stand. For a quick lube, or...

I have a proper bike stand. For a quick lube, or other quickie maintenance, the car rack works fine
07-17-18, 12:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,920
Posted By GerryinHouston

Honey color saddle and matching bar tape FTW!...

Honey color saddle and matching bar tape FTW! :thumb:

I have a honey colored Brooks Flyer with matching Brooks tape on my olive colored Novara Randonee and I love it!
07-16-18, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By GerryinHouston

Cycling is an evolutionary process. When you...

Cycling is an evolutionary process. When you start, you do shorter distances, you want to ride upright, you want a large saddle, you may want a front fork with shocks. That's what I wanted when I...
07-12-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By GerryinHouston

There are a number of saddles addressing this...

There are a number of saddles addressing this problem. Look at ISM Adamo for the principle, there are a number of saddles split in tew halves.

Another type are the noseless saddles.
07-10-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By GerryinHouston

It is not necessarily the wheel, but the low...

It is not necessarily the wheel, but the low spoke tension. On my Trek Verve after a short while, I broke 3 spokes, 1 a week. The dealer replaced it with a Weinman Wheelmaster (a cheap, heavy duty...
07-10-18, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By GerryinHouston

As mentioned above, Schwalbe Marathon (Green not...

As mentioned above, Schwalbe Marathon (Green not the plus) and you will forget about punctures. I run 32 mm on my Randonee and after 6000 km they still look like new.
07-10-18, 12:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,920
Posted By GerryinHouston

I'd say buy the (Brooks) saddle that fits your...

I'd say buy the (Brooks) saddle that fits your needs AFTER the SA expires.

If you experienced numbnes in the nether parts, get an Imperial. If all is well, get a B17. I am 260# and currently ride...
07-09-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,588
Posted By GerryinHouston

Way too big. I am also 5'10" and my Trek Verve is...

Way too big. I am also 5'10" and my Trek Verve is 17" frame.

Where is your home in West Texas?
07-09-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,423
Posted By GerryinHouston

Fair enough! But in most cases, both partners in...

Fair enough! But in most cases, both partners in the couple work, so the Roth example might get you to 2M.

Being 65, all I can tell you from experience, is that the biggest problem is the...
07-09-18, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,436
Posted By GerryinHouston

I have a Flyer on one bike, a B17 on the other....

I have a Flyer on one bike, a B17 on the other. Although I am 260#, I can't say I feel any 'give' from the stiff springs on the Flyer, even when I go through potholes.

Have your sitbone distance...
07-09-18, 03:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,423
Posted By GerryinHouston

The point being, in retirement you have the time...

The point being, in retirement you have the time to go places you could never afford time wise, when working full time!
07-09-18, 03:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,423
Posted By GerryinHouston

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The island of Naxos, Greece. Happy retirement
07-09-18, 02:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,588
Posted By GerryinHouston

There are less expensive choices. The entry level...

There are less expensive choices. The entry level Trek FX is $359 and the entry level Trek Verve is $399. You might find them even cheaper on sale.

I wouldn't badmouth the Diamondbacks. My son is...
06-29-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,844
Posted By GerryinHouston

I'm in love with Celeste (and Bianchi). My...

I'm in love with Celeste (and Bianchi). My current ride is Olive Drab matte. Totally uninspiring...
Forum: Touring
06-24-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By GerryinHouston

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May 4th, somewhere before Tromsoe, at sea level
06-23-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By GerryinHouston

Ride them like you stole them!...:lol:

Ride them like you stole them!...:lol:
06-22-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,798
Posted By GerryinHouston

I had a problem using different types of...

I had a problem using different types of sunscreen, my skin was itchy after a couple of hours exposure to the sun.

Moisturizer didn't help...

I have two pairs of summer weight long sleeve...
06-22-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By GerryinHouston

I tried it after I read the OP's post. Tastes...

I tried it after I read the OP's post. Tastes like brewed grass clippings.... Someone in Argentina must be having a good laugh!

Mild relief on my chronically inflamed sinuses (oh Houston...)...
06-22-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By GerryinHouston

I am glad you did too... The alternative would be...

I am glad you did too... The alternative would be unacceptable...:eek:
06-22-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,453
Posted By GerryinHouston

Cheaper to lose 5 lb of fat than 5 lbs of bike...

Cheaper to lose 5 lb of fat than 5 lbs of bike weight...
06-20-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By GerryinHouston

I don't think there is any room for...

I don't think there is any room for misunderstanding here...
06-20-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,902
Posted By GerryinHouston

You asked whether km/h is metric. It is not! ...

You asked whether km/h is metric. It is not!

Any customary use or contextual argument dos not make it metric. Metric units are the basic units (m/s in this case) or decimal multiples (km/s, mm/s...
06-20-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,902
Posted By GerryinHouston

h (hour) is not a decimal multiple of the time...

h (hour) is not a decimal multiple of the time unit s (second). m/s or cm/s or mm/s are correct metric units for velocity in various metric systems.
06-20-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,713
Posted By GerryinHouston

Months after I bought my last bike, a friend told...

Months after I bought my last bike, a friend told me that he picked up a great road bike at a great discount at a pawnshop! It turns out that after the big MS150 race from Houston to Austin, a lot of...
06-15-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By GerryinHouston

I run 28 mm Gatorskins on my Verve II and 32 mm...

I run 28 mm Gatorskins on my Verve II and 32 mm Schwalbe Marathon (not the Plus) on my Randonee.

Talking about dead... Compared to the Gatorskins, the Schwalbes are party animals...:lol:

I have...
06-15-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,959
Posted By GerryinHouston

I was diagnosed w. PF in 2004 with an additional...

I was diagnosed w. PF in 2004 with an additional twist, bone spurs UNDER the heel bone. Orthotics didn't do a thing and after some research, I decided I didn't want to remove the spurs surgically.
...
06-13-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,597
Posted By GerryinHouston

I live in Houston! It doesn't get any flatter...

I live in Houston! It doesn't get any flatter than here...
06-11-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,880
Posted By GerryinHouston

Our point of view is concerned with our safety...

Our point of view is concerned with our safety and those around us. That's why we use blinking lights.

Don't presume that we have not tested them on ourselves first, to see whether they will blind...
06-11-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,084
Posted By GerryinHouston

Tried clipless pedals. Decided that at my age and...

Tried clipless pedals. Decided that at my age and weight, falling even once can be significant...

Moved to BMX pedals. The nubs on them hold the rubber sole for 3/4 of a turn, most often I can...
06-07-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,880
Posted By GerryinHouston

You coming towards me while lost in your...

You coming towards me while lost in your dreamworld at 10 mph and crashing into me also going at 10 mph because you don't leave me any place to go is a bad recipe. Given that I weigh north of 260#...
06-07-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,880
Posted By GerryinHouston

The near misses got me started with lights. The...

The near misses got me started with lights. The near misses continued with the rather cheap, discrete lights I used earlier. Once I got a blinking LED, I had no more incidents.

To those who say...
06-06-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,880
Posted By GerryinHouston

So, you noticed! That is why we run them. ...

So, you noticed!

That is why we run them.

Pedestrians and cyclists notice, half a mile out.

I had a number of near misses from daydreaming bicyclists coming the other way and had to scream...
06-04-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,180
Posted By GerryinHouston

I started using arm sleeves with an SPF 50 rating...

I started using arm sleeves with an SPF 50 rating recently. I also have long sleeved jerseys (summer weight). I found the sleeves (white) to be cooler than the jersey sleeves. They seem to wick and...
06-04-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,930
Posted By GerryinHouston

Horses for courses. Here in Houston, I 've been...

Horses for courses. Here in Houston, I 've been to two REI stores and found their technicians reasonable, doing a good job. Had everything I requested done, even if under protest (increase the spoke...
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