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Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,446
Posted By baldilocks

No. I have two bikes. The first one (20 yrs...

No. I have two bikes. The first one (20 yrs old) is now my winter/rain/grocery bike. It's the bike I'm more comfortable locking up outside. And the new one is my baby. It worked out well as the...
06-17-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 337
Posted By baldilocks

I would recommend white Vinegar. Big fan of the...

I would recommend white Vinegar. Big fan of the stuff.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,740
Posted By baldilocks

I guess I haven't dealt much with fruit. I use a...

I guess I haven't dealt much with fruit. I use a collapsible wald basket most of the time. Unfortunately the one time I used the trunk bag, my olives opened and spilled all over. I guess that will...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,372
Posted By baldilocks

I use a small Zefal mirror on my Jone h loop bars.

I use a small Zefal mirror on my Jone h loop bars.
05-20-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,814
Posted By baldilocks

I just checked mine and they haven't gotten them...

I just checked mine and they haven't gotten them yet. I hope I do not miss them.
05-20-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By baldilocks

After finding the local bike store didn't have...

After finding the local bike store didn't have what I wanted. I started looking on the internet. This was 2017 and I found a giant ATX lite. Found a local bike shop that would order it, swap the...
05-14-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By baldilocks

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I would get a Giant Tough road. I actually have a 2017 Giant atx...
05-13-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,470
Posted By baldilocks

Maybe they have enough data, they are comfortable...

Maybe they have enough data, they are comfortable they won't have to pay out.
05-11-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By baldilocks

I ride differently now

Winter cycling has changed the way I ride. My rear gears don't shift as well on my old bike when it gets really cold and snowy. What I found, is that I stick it in 3rd or 4th gear, and then shift...
05-09-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,146
Posted By baldilocks

I took up riding a Mountain bike because the...

I took up riding a Mountain bike because the roads weren't good enough for rollerblading. Still, I would rather rollerblade on a on a brick road than walk. To each his own.
04-28-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,347
Posted By baldilocks

Back in the day, I did 34.5 mph down hill on...

Back in the day, I did 34.5 mph down hill on rollerblades. I suppose I should buy a computer for my bike and find a good hill.
04-28-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,461
Posted By baldilocks

We had snow yesterday after I was done mowing the...

We had snow yesterday after I was done mowing the lawn. On the positive side, there are no alligators here.
Forum: Commuting
04-11-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By baldilocks

Not for me. I live in Mayor Pete's town. ...

Not for me. I live in Mayor Pete's town. Anything smaller than a 26 inch tire would get swallowed by a pot hole. PS. turn around city. Don't believe the hype.
04-10-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By baldilocks

I don't know if you would consider this a hybrid,...

I don't know if you would consider this a hybrid, but what about a Giant Tough road. Or if you could find one, a Giant ATX (2017) or ARX (2018) My ATX has mechanical disk brakes but I really like...
03-27-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,813
Posted By baldilocks

Don't know about the April prediction. While the...

Don't know about the April prediction. While the daily forecast shows a low of 47, if I scroll thru the hourly, the morning temp says 27.
Forum: Touring
03-20-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,092
Posted By baldilocks

I want to put that ride on my bucket list.

I want to put that ride on my bucket list.
03-18-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,473
Posted By baldilocks

How's your chain?

I noticed my chain wasn't working so well so I tried to clean it with the White lightening chain cleaner. It was too little, too late. I ended up hosing it with PB Blaster, and my chain is working...
03-17-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,075
Posted By baldilocks

[QUOTE=Rick Imby;19274215]I have almost always...

[QUOTE=Rick Imby;19274215]I have almost always run home made studs. I first studded tires in 87 with roofing nails. They pushed back out quickly.

I now use self drilling hardened K-lath screws. I...
03-13-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,553
Posted By baldilocks

When it comes to exercise for weight lose, it is...

When it comes to exercise for weight lose, it is my opinion that short bursts (15 to 20 seconds) of extreme output followed by 40 or so seconds of recovery is very beneficial. Unfortunately I...
03-10-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,813
Posted By baldilocks

Based on the forecast I can take them off in...

Based on the forecast I can take them off in April. That's with only one degree to spare. I don't mind riding on them that much. But after riding down a street that looked like a sheet of glass, I...
03-09-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,813
Posted By baldilocks

End of studs

When do you stop using studded tires. The temps may be getting to the forties, but when I leave for work in the morning, it's still 27 degrees. If it weren't so salty, I'd like to get my good bike...
03-03-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By baldilocks

When it's dark or overcast, I wear yellow tinted...

When it's dark or overcast, I wear yellow tinted safety glasses. When It's sunny I wear cheap sun glasses. I believe they are polarized. They have fallen out of my trunk bag and I don't worry...
02-28-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,615
Posted By baldilocks

Even then, that's subjective. Whats Cheap? My...

Even then, that's subjective. Whats Cheap? My bike was entry level and the Jones h loop handle bars were not. Someone who buys a BSO from Walmart would think my bike is expensive. I consider...
02-10-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By baldilocks

I like the idea of a local bike shop. Don't know...

I like the idea of a local bike shop. Don't know how you feel about the one you went to. I bought a Giant ATX lite a few years back. It's a entry level bike, but with the Jones H-loop bars I put...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,954
Posted By baldilocks

I still have the inexpensive panniers but haven't...

I still have the inexpensive panniers but haven't used them lately. My current trunk bag has slim panniers that normally are zipped into side pouches. That's enough room for a sweater or some...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,954
Posted By baldilocks

This was a good starter set for me. It taught me...

This was a good starter set for me. It taught me you need a good rack to keep a heavy load (gallon of milk) off the back tire.
...
01-27-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24,323
Views: 2,262,168
Posted By baldilocks

Road thru the snow yesterday with a temp of no...

Road thru the snow yesterday with a temp of no more than 15 degrees to the library. I know this was a joke about walking to school, but I kid you not, up hill both ways. The back road I take has a...
01-19-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By baldilocks

I've thought about a plus bike for winter. Many...

I've thought about a plus bike for winter. Many people say plus bikes are not fat enough. How does it work for you?
01-19-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By baldilocks

I'm in northern Indiana. We are suppose to get 4...

I'm in northern Indiana. We are suppose to get 4 to 7 inches. This may be the end of my season, depending on how much side of the road is available to ride on.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,865
Posted By baldilocks

I work in a factory and cycle to work in work...

I work in a factory and cycle to work in work clothes. I wear nice jeans, a polo and shoes with no laces. I do wear a bright vest if the shirt or jacket isn't bright. I also change into the steel...
01-10-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,902
Posted By baldilocks

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Forum: Touring
12-27-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,222
Posted By baldilocks

I love my Jones H loop bars. Would like to put...

I love my Jones H loop bars. Would like to put them on my old bike as well.
...
12-27-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By baldilocks

Black is great for absorbing the suns heat, but...

Black is great for absorbing the suns heat, but not good if it gets dark on you. I would make outer layer hi vis if possible.
Forum: Commuting
12-21-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By baldilocks

Merry Christmas to you all as well. Short trip...

Merry Christmas to you all as well. Short trip to see my sister, but I would gladly stay here if it weren't for my better half. (I also hate cars but consider them a necessary evil)
Forum: Commuting
12-21-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,390
Posted By baldilocks

We get , "39 inches of rain, on average, per...

We get ,
"39 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year." We get an average 64 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year." I had...
12-21-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,277
Posted By baldilocks

If my records are correct, I didn't get started...

If my records are correct, I didn't get started till May. The snow shut me down last year. This is what I learned. Also, this is my opinion, so take it with a grain of salt.
Only use cycling ponchos...
12-20-18, 05:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,209
Posted By baldilocks

My commute is 2 miles from my house. I wear;...

My commute is 2 miles from my house. I wear; normal socks, jeans, a polo shirt and a wool sweater. I wear a light weight wool hat under my helmet, an orange soft shell jacket and some yellow winter...
12-19-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By baldilocks

I don't mean recommend a specific bike. I was...

I don't mean recommend a specific bike. I was wondering if anyone else has used a 3 speed internal gear hub bike as a winter bike.
12-19-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By baldilocks

3 speed IGH winter bike

Can anyone recomend a 3 speed internal gear hub bike for a winter bike. I've considered a inexpensive cruiser, a hybrid or building a single speed 29er MTB into a 3 speed. I've never had a 3 speed...
12-09-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,199
Posted By baldilocks

I have a co-worker that has commented on what a...

I have a co-worker that has commented on what a idiot I was for riding my bike. I will admit, one of the days I rode was questionable. The street looked like a sheet of glass. So after walking around...
12-09-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By baldilocks

I rode my Schwalbe Marathon Winter Tyre -...

I rode my Schwalbe Marathon Winter Tyre - RaceGuard over a street that looked like a sheet of glass. When I stood up on the pedals and cranked hard to get across an intersection, the wheel spun a...
11-23-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,287
Posted By baldilocks

My longest walk would be 2 miles, so it's not an...

My longest walk would be 2 miles, so it's not an issue. This year I bought Studded tires which helps with the ice. I had a flat and told my son to come get me from work. My next tube may be heavy...
11-06-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By baldilocks

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https://www.imba.com/
10-15-18, 03:25 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,171
Posted By baldilocks

I know that is how some people would view my bike...

I know that is how some people would view my bike as it is very entry level. To me it says more about the person than it does your bike. I would replace the people ( or limit your contact) before I...
09-07-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,049
Posted By baldilocks

Bassed on your graphs, it looks like I need to...

Bassed on your graphs, it looks like I need to try to ride a higher cadence. I currently have no way to measure my cadence, so for now I will guess. Do you know what gear you were in?
09-05-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,049
Posted By baldilocks

I don't know. I wonder if the mechanical...

I don't know. I wonder if the mechanical advantage of a bicycle make's it hard to max out your heart rate.
09-04-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By baldilocks

For me a firm seat that is adjusted correctly is...

For me a firm seat that is adjusted correctly is what you want. My current bike seat is the stock Giant ATX Lite seat and I like it. If it hits your sit bones correctly and nothing else it should be...
09-04-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,049
Posted By baldilocks

I curious that your max hart rate is the same as...

I curious that your max hart rate is the same as mine. If you don't mind me asking, how old are you and what are you measuring with? (Only if you don't mind) I'm 51 and using a imitation fit bit.
09-03-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,049
Posted By baldilocks

Took a ride on a bike path today. Looks like I...

Took a ride on a bike path today. Looks like I rode for 49 minutes, with a max heart rate of 168 bpm and a average of 130. It says I had 1 minute peak exercise, 28 minutes Cardio and 14 minutes fat...
09-02-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,034
Posted By baldilocks

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