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07-18-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By Stun

Yes! Listen to Jim from Boston!

Yes! Listen to Jim from Boston!
02-08-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Stun

I agree with going to a bike shop to try out some...

I agree with going to a bike shop to try out some different bikes. Everyone has their own personal preference, and what is comfortable for one person might not be for another. One thing I will say is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,052
Posted By Stun

I did the old beater van trick before for a while...

I did the old beater van trick before for a while about 15 years ago...It worked well. The van was worth about $200, and the bike was worth about $1500. No one ever even tried to mess with it. I...
05-15-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7,086
Views: 2,687,496
Posted By Stun

Add fenders and ride in bad weather--spoken like...

Add fenders and ride in bad weather--spoken like a true Michigander! Your post must have brought us the rain this morning :lol:. Now I do have to put fenders on...
05-15-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7,086
Views: 2,687,496
Posted By Stun

Great bike! Looks like it would feel very at home...

Great bike! Looks like it would feel very at home here in MI too! A bike that can go fast on terribly beat up roads!
05-15-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7,086
Views: 2,687,496
Posted By Stun

Well said. I have about 100 gear inch max on 3 of...

Well said. I have about 100 gear inch max on 3 of my 4 bikes and never run out of gears, even going downhill at 35 mph.

Romperrr, personal experience: I have a compact road crank on one bike with...
05-14-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7,086
Views: 2,687,496
Posted By Stun

Thanks to this thread I have spent countless...

Thanks to this thread I have spent countless hours on this project over the last couple of years, just changing stuff little-by-little over time...But I think it's about done...Now what will I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,044
Posted By Stun

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
Forum: Introductions
05-08-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Stun

Hi Ian, welcome!

Hi Ian, welcome!
05-08-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By Stun

:roflmao: Jim! You do know Michigan well! I...

:roflmao:

Jim! You do know Michigan well! I was just thinking the same thing. It would be better in Williamston than in East Lansing though!
05-08-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,847
Posted By Stun

Yes. I think the 18 in back is magical for good...

Yes. I think the 18 in back is magical for good chain tension and reduced wear. I have one on a ss bike right now and it just keeps going and going...
05-08-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Stun

Well done!

Well done!
05-08-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By Stun

Personally, I usually remove rust, clean it up,...

Personally, I usually remove rust, clean it up, wax it and leave it. I like the look of battle scars on an old war hero bike! Clean, noble and storied! Plus scratches and paint chips are inevitable...
01-22-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By Stun

Yes. You can do a lot with $300. Like others have...

Yes. You can do a lot with $300. Like others have said you could easily expect to get a used bike in good condition that was around $500 new for that price. My wife got a specialized Myka Sport for...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Stun

Find a steel mtb from the late 80s at a garage...

Find a steel mtb from the late 80s at a garage sale and put slicks, paniers and fenders on it! Also, a lot of people around here sell bikes that they have already set up as commuters--that might work...
01-21-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By Stun

Yes. But ride some bikes first. Really. Can't...

Yes. But ride some bikes first. Really. Can't tell you how many people I know that got a good deal on a bike and snatched it up and then hated it because it does not fit right...(even if it is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By Stun

^ Yes!! You won't be sorry!! I had issues on my...

^ Yes!! You won't be sorry!! I had issues on my winter bike until I went to a 1 X 7 setup and I have not looked back! I am also running a 42 on the front and I have a 14-34 on back. Plenty of gears...
01-21-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By Stun

I would start by going to a local bike shop. Most...

I would start by going to a local bike shop. Most local bike shops will do a free bike fit consultation and let you test ride a bike or two so that you know what you like. They might even have a...
01-19-15, 06:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,221
Posted By Stun

It's a guy with 5 kids talking, but something...

It's a guy with 5 kids talking, but something might happen to it even if you never ride it (getting knocked over or hit with an errant object being thrown etc...)

Might as well enjoy riding it...
01-19-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,221
Posted By Stun

^^^Yes. This is it!

^^^Yes. This is it!
01-16-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 30,613
Posted By Stun

My thoughts exactly...Don't buy a saddle if you...

My thoughts exactly...Don't buy a saddle if you don't know if it is the right size! You can also do the test by simply sitting on cardboard and measuring between the indentations.
01-15-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By Stun

The carpet runner is a good idea. I am lucky...

The carpet runner is a good idea. I am lucky enough to have tile floor in the basement so I just use an old towel to quickly wipe up after it defrosts.
01-15-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,165
Posted By Stun

I personally wouldn't pay that much for an all...

I personally wouldn't pay that much for an all weather commuter...just because I hate the idea of paying over $200 just for something that will be destroyed in 1 season of riding.

I do like the 1...
01-08-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7,086
Views: 2,687,496
Posted By Stun

Ok, nevermind... I guess I found my answer: ...

Ok, nevermind... I guess I found my answer:
mtb shifter on drop bars? (http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/779585-mtb-shifter-drop-bars.html)
01-08-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7,086
Views: 2,687,496
Posted By Stun

I tried to post this once already, but it looks...

I tried to post this once already, but it looks like my post disappeared...Has anyone tried doing a MTB drop bar conversion using MTB shifters and brake levers? For example, they seem to be rare but...
Forum: Introductions
01-08-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Stun

Welcome! There are a lot of knowledgeable and...

Welcome! There are a lot of knowledgeable and helpful folks on the forums. These forums have gotten me out of a bind more than once on my bike projects!
Forum: Commuting
01-08-15, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,818
Posted By Stun

My experience is that people drive differently in...

My experience is that people drive differently in every city and treat cyclists very differently. The best advice often comes from cyclists that live the closest to you (maybe JPHamilton in this...
Forum: Introductions
09-15-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Stun

Hi Split! Welcome! Sometimes "bad brake levers"...

Hi Split! Welcome! Sometimes "bad brake levers" are actually bad brakes or bad cable housing if you are not stopping well. All the lever does is pull the cable. The mechanics forum might be able to...
Forum: Introductions
04-20-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Stun

Welcome Kamal! I hope you are able to enjoy a few...

Welcome Kamal! I hope you are able to enjoy a few more outdoor rides now that you are graduating!
Forum: Introductions
03-31-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Stun

Hi and welcome! Good luck with your new goals!

Hi and welcome! Good luck with your new goals!
Forum: Introductions
03-31-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Stun

+1. Although I just count it as extra...

+1.

Although I just count it as extra protein if one gets in!

Welcome from Michigan!
Forum: Introductions
03-31-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Stun

Hi! Welcome!

Hi! Welcome!
Forum: Introductions
03-31-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Stun

Hi Philippe, Bienvenue! Be sure to check out...

Hi Philippe,

Bienvenue! Be sure to check out the single speed and fixie forum on the cite.
Forum: Introductions
03-13-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Stun

Hi Miles, I have a friend that has a specialized...

Hi Miles, I have a friend that has a specialized p series bike. It seems like he likes it for street riding as well as bmx type stuff (that's how they advertise the p series too). If you will be...
Forum: Introductions
01-27-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Stun

Hello, Welcome to the forum! There are a lot...

Hello,

Welcome to the forum! There are a lot of knowledgeable people who can point you in promising directions! Good luck!
08-24-13, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By Stun

Yes. I love this one too (but it is out of my...

Yes. I love this one too (but it is out of my friend's budget!) Too bad for him...:(
08-24-13, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By Stun

Yes...this was my advice to him as well...good...

Yes...this was my advice to him as well...good point donalson.
08-24-13, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By Stun

Thanks skidder for this. This is perfect. I was...

Thanks skidder for this. This is perfect. I was thinking maybe the instigator and the Zombie looks good as well (and is a little cheaper which my friend will like). Good suggestions!
08-24-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By Stun

Not for me. For a friend. He has an entry level...

Not for me. For a friend. He has an entry level Raleigh MTB--26" wheels.

I am 140#. I have a lot of experience on a lot of different types of forks but I know that what works for me at 140 won't...
Forum: Introductions
08-22-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Stun

Welcome from Michigan!

Welcome from Michigan!
08-22-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By Stun

Best fork for the money for a 250lb rider

Mostly daily commuting on bumpy roads. Suspension or rigid OK.

Your thoughts?

(Think cheap but won't endanger the life of the rider) :)
Forum: Commuting
08-13-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,394
Posted By Stun

I'm back! Thanks everyone! Really good input. I...

I'm back! Thanks everyone! Really good input. I will probably try out some Kool Stops and nice winter tires on my old commuter bike since I don't really want to take my nicer MTB (with disc brakes)...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,394
Posted By Stun

tjspiel...

tjspiel (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/90453-tjspiel), thanks for mentioning the Kool Stops. Does anyone else have experience with those?
Forum: Commuting
08-05-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,394
Posted By Stun

Disc brakes in snow the only way to go?

To me, disc brakes are 100% the way to go in really bad snow/slush. Does anyone disagree. I am getting a new commuter bike so I want honest opinions!
Forum: Introductions
04-10-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Stun

Welcome! There are a lot of good and...

Welcome! There are a lot of good and knowledgeable people on the commuting forum if you want to check it out!
Forum: Introductions
04-10-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Stun

Welcome from Michigan!

Welcome from Michigan!
Forum: Introductions
03-27-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Stun

Check out the single speed and fixed gear forums...

Check out the single speed and fixed gear forums you'll find a lot of good info there!
Forum: Introductions
03-25-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Stun

Welcome from MI! You should check out the "single...

Welcome from MI! You should check out the "single speed and fixed gear" forum on this site. Good luck!
Forum: Introductions
03-25-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Stun

Welcome from MI!

Welcome from MI!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,281
Posted By Stun

Train on an mtb with super aggressive knobby...

Train on an mtb with super aggressive knobby tires through the winter, then when you switch to the road bike in the spring you will be amazed how much easier it is to crank out higher speeds.

I'm...
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