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03-05-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By martianone

On my touring bike, I have RD shift with bar end....

On my touring bike, I have RD shift with bar end. FD with down tube.
i too like the feel of "manual" shifting, yes compared to STI - more fore thought is needed.
give it a try ?
02-27-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By martianone

There is an old "yarn" about breaking in a Brooks...

There is an old "yarn" about breaking in a Brooks saddle- apply proof hide to your bum, then ride saddle until broken in. Not sure what gets broken in? Have a leather saddle on each of my bikes -...
02-21-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,119
Posted By martianone

Consider a Ricoh WG-70, Carry one just about...

Consider a Ricoh WG-70,
Carry one just about everywhere I ride.
01-05-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,767
Posted By martianone

Since 1960.

Since 1960.
12-21-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,429
Posted By martianone

Perhaps in 2022, no way in 2021..

Perhaps in 2022,
no way in 2021..
12-13-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By martianone

Answered your own question, "I love this bike " ...

Answered your own question, "I love this bike "
consider powder coat or a rattle can paint job?
or just ride it !
11-25-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,718
Posted By martianone

A few Summers ago, I kept track of the gear...

A few Summers ago, I kept track of the gear ratios I used the most.
Found I most often rode in gearing combinations that were approximately 36, 48 and 64 gear inch.
So a 32 mm 622 tire, 39 T...
11-04-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By martianone

I often ride without a helmet, howver NEVER...

I often ride without a helmet,
howver NEVER ride without eye protection.
for years, I wore a pair of yellow B&L shooting glasses (real glass, glasses).
they covered my face well, didn't seem to...
10-17-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By martianone

Saddle comfort is a component of bike fit. ...

Saddle comfort is a component of bike fit.
before getting another saddle, make sure your bike fits well.
somtimes a small adjustment (cm or less) makes a difference
09-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,328
Posted By martianone

IN the latter 50's, I had a kick scooter that I...

IN the latter 50's, I had a kick scooter that I got around fairly well with.
then in 1960, my folks got a bike for my birthday.
transition from scooter to bike was almost crash less.
it was like I...
09-26-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,431
Posted By martianone

Lots of opinions on this topic, i do better...

Lots of opinions on this topic,
i do better around 80.
09-23-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,269
Posted By martianone

I use 30/36 often on my mtn/pasture bike. Often...

I use 30/36 often on my mtn/pasture bike. Often difficult to avoid "organic bumps" on pasture paths, need low ratio to not spin on them.
08-22-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,392
Posted By martianone

Yes, plenty of info of cycling helping to improve...

Yes, plenty of info of cycling helping to improve some Parkinson's affects.
A few years ago, some data from a group in Ohio (perhaps Cleveland clinic, forget the source),
showed parients who had a...
08-18-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By martianone

Nicest flower after a long bike ride - sweet pea

Nicest flower after a long bike ride - sweet pea
08-02-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By martianone

Currently have half a dozen bikes with leather...

Currently have half a dozen bikes with leather saddles; Brooks, Anatomica and G. Berthard.
All are great in their application, but not interchangeable. Bike fit is especially important with leather...
05-29-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By martianone

Classic N+1 syndrome. keep the old bike, you...

Classic N+1 syndrome.
keep the old bike,
you will come to regret retiring it.
the CrossCheck is nice,
just be careful to get a good fit
05-17-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,617
Posted By martianone

Hardware store lightweight work gloves; work...

Hardware store lightweight work gloves; work well, wear well and are inexpensive
05-14-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By martianone

I too have short legs and long torso, 6'2" tall...

I too have short legs and long torso, 6'2" tall with a 30" inseam.
tried a number of bikes, none really fit well.
finally went with a Gunnar Roadie with custom geometry.
best investment I've ever...
04-29-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,630
Posted By martianone

Beach cruiser and used mountain bike are good...

Beach cruiser and used mountain bike are good choices.
also consider a worksman industrial bike, new $ may be a little over OP's point ?
prior to pandemic, at this time of year- bike shops would be...
04-02-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,250
Posted By martianone

Have been riding a Gunnar Roadie for several...

Have been riding a Gunnar Roadie for several years now. Had it built with custom geometry and the Waterford fork. I am an odd shape/size with long torso and short legs, Working with...
03-31-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By martianone

<$400 is hard, consider an Electra Townie D7...

<$400 is hard,
consider an Electra Townie D7 ?
03-27-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,253
Posted By martianone

Consider an Electra Townie D7 ? my partner and...

Consider an Electra Townie D7 ?
my partner and I each have one as our beach bikes.
hers is completely stock.
on mine, have upgraded pedals, installed fat frank tires and changed the saddle.
have...
03-21-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,110
Posted By martianone

Have a pair of Shimano platform pedals, don't...

Have a pair of Shimano platform pedals, don't recall the exact product code- perhaps 8--?.
replaced the pins with small round head screws
they are pretty large, comfortable for sneaker or boot....
02-12-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By martianone

One wonders why it has only about "20...

One wonders why it has only about "20 rides"?
02-10-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,388
Posted By martianone

YES, My partner's un-tallness made it...

YES,
My partner's un-tallness made it difficult to fit in the front.
The bike balanced in an uncomfortable way with my mass in the navigator saddle.
View was fine for me.
02-10-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,388
Posted By martianone

We had a tandem.... for a while, i am tall, ...

We had a tandem....
for a while,
i am tall,
navigator (sometimes also referred to as stoker) is untall.
Navigator did not like the view,
side by side on single bikes is better for us.
01-20-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,680
Posted By martianone

"Kind of similar"? consider an Electra Townie,...

"Kind of similar"?
consider an Electra Townie, D7?
laid back comfortable and upright seating - similar to Dutch bikes,
also more pragmatic.
01-09-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,784
Posted By martianone

At the time when the 9 speed 12-36 cassette was...

At the time when the 9 speed 12-36 cassette was introduced, i set up a 1x9 commuter/utility bike with the 12-36 cassette and 38 t chainring. Since then, I've ridden the bike around 25000 km over all...
12-22-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,066
Posted By martianone

IMHO- there is little difference between 42 and...

IMHO- there is little difference between 42 and 45/46.
for commuting suggest getting rid of the FD, go with the 1x7 and 44 chainring.
rode a cross check lots of km with 12-36 and 44.
our current...
12-04-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,345
Posted By martianone

Have a custom steel road bike, very comfortable. ...

Have a custom steel road bike, very comfortable.
when it was built, I had specified 25 mm Conti 4 season tires.
some how I ended up with 23 mm tires, builder foul up.
bike was comfortable, I rode...
11-23-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,054
Posted By martianone

Got 7D a few years ago to be my beach bike. ...

Got 7D a few years ago to be my beach bike.
Have ridden it a lot since, not just at the beach.
it is more than the sum of its lower spec parts,
did not want to mess with a front derailleur.
After...
11-17-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,550
Posted By martianone

IMHO, depending upon terrain and wife's riding...

IMHO, depending upon terrain and wife's riding habits- I would pick 11-30/42.
11-16-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,550
Posted By martianone

1xN drivetrain have been my favorite since a long...

1xN drivetrain have been my favorite since a long time before they became trendy. Have or had a 1x1, 1x3, 1x5, 1x7, 1x8, 1x9 and 1x10.
My N+1 bike will be a 1xN.
1xN set up is highly pragmatic.
10-13-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,523
Posted By martianone

When I wear "bike shorts", they are B&G touring...

When I wear "bike shorts", they are B&G touring shorts.
plus I frequently wear them as "regular shorts",
plus in swimming.
have been cycling and swimming (or waist deep wading) with them a number...
10-02-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By martianone

Ruined a stock tire on my 7D, replaced both with...

Ruined a stock tire on my 7D, replaced both with Fat Frank's.
very nice tire for this applicatio, work well on dirt/gravel, sand, pavement.
just keep the pressure 35-40 psi.
10-01-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,696
Posted By martianone

Have a Specialized Fuse, it is great for our...

Have a Specialized Fuse, it is great for our local dirt roads, ATV trails, logging paths and cow paths. Have not actually taken it "mountain biking", no doubt it would work well on the Kingdon Trails...
09-16-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,751
Posted By martianone

A wonderful May morning a couple years ago...

A wonderful May morning a couple years ago commuting to work on a StreetMachine, perfect weather and temp. Could not have asked for a nicer morning, blazing along in the recumbent, coasted up a...
09-11-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,374
Posted By martianone

Already too many multi-tool versions.

Already too many multi-tool versions.
08-24-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,348
Posted By martianone

My partner and I rode with our two guys, ...

My partner and I rode with our two guys,
started them on some type of bike when they
were about 4-5 (push scooter before that).
when they got older (8-10), took them on multi day
trips with us....
07-27-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,623
Posted By martianone

Suggest a Surly Crosscheck or pacer (if...

Suggest a Surly Crosscheck or pacer (if available).
also to smooth out the ride, reduce the tire pressure,
60-65 psi with a 32 mm tire usually is good.
06-12-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,485
Posted By martianone

Less than $150 ? yes! A five speed Schwinn...

Less than $150 ?
yes!
A five speed Schwinn Suburban, in 1971.
rode it for several years.
06-09-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,699
Posted By martianone

The saddles are not a direct comparison, have...

The saddles are not a direct comparison, have the SA on a fairly up right commuter. Have a GB Aravis on a road bike with touring geometry. Tried several saddles on the road bike, in this...
05-18-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,786
Posted By martianone

Park MT-1 for me. simple and pragmatic

Park MT-1 for me.
simple and pragmatic
04-28-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By martianone

Nice !!! how much does it weigh !

Nice !!!
how much does it weigh !
04-09-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,053
Posted By martianone

Minimalist approach- A tube, a Quick Stick,...

Minimalist approach-
A tube, a Quick Stick, Lezyne Carbon drive pump (mounted by water bottle) and a Park MT-1 multi tool (can be used as a second tire lever).
04-03-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,585
Posted By martianone

Get, what you have- assuming it is ok. ...

Get, what you have- assuming it is ok.
otherwise consider one of the Terry models ?
Had a Liberator for quite a while, it was good for me.
Terry has several saddles with good feedback about...
04-02-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,831
Posted By martianone

Never, is a long time. Have a Gunnar Roadie...

Never, is a long time.
Have a Gunnar Roadie with custom sizing and selected components,
Can ride it for hours, comfortably.
Doubt I would part with it ?
03-23-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,961
Posted By martianone

Consider a xootr Swift ? I know they have been...

Consider a xootr Swift ?
I know they have been out of production a couple years,
But seem to be available.
They are light for a youngster to handle,
Expandable, so they will be able to grow into...
03-06-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,096
Posted By martianone

Winter in Halifax Co. NC. Sent a letter to our...

Winter in Halifax Co. NC.
Sent a letter to our local State rep outlining my concerns about this proposed legislation.
It does appear to be on track to die in committee, but one can not be sure....
02-17-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,652
Posted By martianone

I know there are a lot of unpositive comments...

I know there are a lot of unpositive comments about Nexus 8.
Perhaps I am unusually lucky - Have thousands of km on mine, no problems.
If the Alfine 8 was good for you ?
Why not replace it with...
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