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09-11-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Wanderer

With those good pictures, and all of that split...

With those good pictures, and all of that split rubber - I can't imagine them not shipping a new tire, even without a return.
09-11-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Wanderer

Have you tried handlebar mount mirrors? I find...

Have you tried handlebar mount mirrors? I find my Mountain Myrricle to be an excellent tool!
09-11-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,589
Posted By Wanderer

Federal Code covers flashing lights, (a flashing...

Federal Code covers flashing lights, (a flashing ight goes completely off) which are illegal. Modulating lights are OK on motorcycles and bicycles. Modulating lights never go completely off, and are...
09-11-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Wanderer

New? I'd return it as defective. Was not designed...

New? I'd return it as defective. Was not designed that way.
09-08-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By Wanderer

All I know, ist hat I occasionally need a bigger...

All I know, ist hat I occasionally need a bigger gear on the back!

How much bigger?

Bigger than the one on there!
09-07-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,054
Posted By Wanderer

Jensen has a Giro MIPS "Register" on sale for...

Jensen has a Giro MIPS "Register" on sale for $60! Good buy!
09-07-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Wanderer

It will maintain a "stay where you put it"...

It will maintain a "stay where you put it" attitude ..when cornering. It will also feel much more secure around corners.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-04-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Wanderer

If it's a hazard, you have the choice to be a...

If it's a hazard, you have the choice to be a vehicle or pedestrian. Just get off, and walk your bike wherever you want.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-04-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Wanderer

Google Kane County Bike Maps. Lots out here,...

Google Kane County Bike Maps. Lots out here, from the Fox River Trails, to a lot more connected routes/ Only an hour away. Drive it or take the train to Aurora, and it starts right across the...
09-04-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Wanderer

Switching to a 38, from a 45, will be slightly...

Switching to a 38, from a 45, will be slightly more harsh. Handling and stability will be greatly improved.

Which do you want?
09-04-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,350
Posted By Wanderer

13% is significant, and you will notice it!

13% is significant, and you will notice it!
09-02-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,116
Posted By Wanderer

If it were my choice, which it isn't, I would go...

If it were my choice, which it isn't, I would go for the 4.0..... I have an older Sirrus Comp, and love it....

With the 9 spd and a double on the crank, you won't be giving up much, and gain the...
09-02-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Wanderer

Planet Bike Cascadias! Wonderful fenders.

Planet Bike Cascadias! Wonderful fenders.
09-02-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,212
Posted By Wanderer

Weight, any weight, matters! Ask anyone who has...

Weight, any weight, matters! Ask anyone who has gone for groceries, small or large!

The ride home is always harder, even if it is mostly downhill!
09-02-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By Wanderer

You stole it! Nice Bike.

You stole it! Nice Bike.
09-02-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,967
Posted By Wanderer

Even if you don't get a ticket, it sure does give...

Even if you don't get a ticket, it sure does give him/her a valid reason to stop and search you!
08-31-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,212
Posted By Wanderer

Don't kid yourself! Five or ten pounds makes a...

Don't kid yourself! Five or ten pounds makes a difference whenever you ride! The longer the ride, the larger the difference.

On a real long tour, you would be looking at where you can shed...
08-31-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,075
Posted By Wanderer

Well, I slapped a 30 on he back of my Sirrus.

Well, I slapped a 30 on he back of my Sirrus.
08-30-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,075
Posted By Wanderer

I can only speak from my experience! I have...

I can only speak from my experience!

I have been running a 40mm on the back, and a 35mm on the front for many years now. Schwalbe Marathon Supremes, and I run them slightly higer than the...
08-28-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By Wanderer

Funny, but the Goodyear tires I have on my...

Funny, but the Goodyear tires I have on my convertible, are the quietest tires I have ever used. Quiet is important in a convertible. Good tires too!
08-27-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Wanderer

Look at the rear brake. The front is the same. At...

Look at the rear brake. The front is the same. At least it should be!

No doubt the Navigator is a better bike than you can buy at wal mart.
08-26-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Wanderer

Be advised, that WD40 will rinse grease out of...

Be advised, that WD40 will rinse grease out of bearings, and such!
08-26-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,099
Posted By Wanderer

I wash mine in cold water, regular cycle, with...

I wash mine in cold water, regular cycle, with less soap than detergent mfrs recommend. I line dry them in the basement, and they last for many, many years. Right now, I have about 10-12 sets, so...
08-26-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Wanderer

Once you wear the square leading edge off those...

Once you wear the square leading edge off those knobs, they will be quieter, and have less buzz!
08-26-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Wanderer

My Grandaughter has a Fuji Absolute - and it's a...

My Grandaughter has a Fuji Absolute - and it's a nice bike! I wouldn't mind having one!
08-26-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,054
Posted By Wanderer

lol, Men, don't wear outfits!

lol, Men, don't wear outfits!
08-24-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Wanderer

A lot depends on your perceived use for panniers....

A lot depends on your perceived use for panniers.

Do you plan on using them for touring, grocery and other shopping runs, picnic lunches, packing for commute duty, etc.

I have several, of...
08-21-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,295
Posted By Wanderer

Snug it down, and then just a little bit more! lol

Snug it down, and then just a little bit more! lol
08-21-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By Wanderer

We are talkng 2 cm here, less than 3/4 of an...

We are talkng 2 cm here, less than 3/4 of an inch! A few minor changes or adjustments, and your new bike is the same size! What's left to figure out!
08-19-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,456
Posted By Wanderer

This spring and summer, I have done several...

This spring and summer, I have done several rehabs for people I don't even know, out of my garage... referred by a friend or relative of mine.

They say they can't get into a LBS for 2-3 months,...
08-16-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Wanderer

Now, don't be a stranger! You can post on here...

Now, don't be a stranger! You can post on here whenever you want!
08-16-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Wanderer

Per their website, the SL2 and 3 have a weight...

Per their website, the SL2 and 3 have a weight limit of 305#.

"Cross-Country, Marathon, Hardtails Bicycles. This bike is designed for use on various terrain such as rough trails, small obstacles,...
08-16-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Wanderer

One has to wonder what fills the tires?

One has to wonder what fills the tires?
08-15-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,553
Posted By Wanderer

Gosh, Giant makes great looking bikes!

Gosh, Giant makes great looking bikes!
08-15-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Wanderer

I finally settled on two bikes - A Specialized...

I finally settled on two bikes - A Specialized Crosstrail, and a Specialized Sirrus.

The Sirrus is easier to go fast, and a lot of fun --- I like to ride it!

Buttttttt, The Crosstrail is the...
08-15-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,212
Posted By Wanderer

I find that a Brooks set perfectly level, keeps...

I find that a Brooks set perfectly level, keeps me in one spot, comfortably!
08-15-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By Wanderer

I hope you can work up to more miles at a time!...

I hope you can work up to more miles at a time! Fall in Vermont is a beautiful time of year!
08-14-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By Wanderer

Bicycling is more good exercise, than I ever...

Bicycling is more good exercise, than I ever imagined. Doing 20-40 miles a day, at age 74, keeps me in good stead, with my GP, Urologist, and Cardiac Docs..... Even my Dentist makes note, as he is...
08-12-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,053
Posted By Wanderer

My bike frame is already set up for disc brakes....

My bike frame is already set up for disc brakes. In 2008, Specialized made them both ways, Disc and rim. All I need are the hubs to bolt them to..... and calipers and master cylinders. All...
08-11-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,053
Posted By Wanderer

If/when I have to buy new wheels for my...

If/when I have to buy new wheels for my Crosstrail, they will be disc ready - so I can convert! Disc brakes are the future, and are amazing. MHO
08-10-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Wanderer

The larger frame will try to stretch you out even...

The larger frame will try to stretch you out even more, with no alternative positions!
08-09-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,589
Posted By Wanderer

Since it is usually pretty humid here, (40 miles...

Since it is usually pretty humid here, (40 miles west of Chiraq) 90 degrees starts getting pretty uncomfortable for our usual 30 mile loop. Given a choice, I stay home.

I would take it under...
08-07-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Wanderer

I, almost always, wear padded bike shorts on my...

I, almost always, wear padded bike shorts on my hybrid. Also, my Selle AnAtomica seat is the most comfortable seat I have, and was, right out of the box! They have a good sale in the fall.
08-02-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,695
Posted By Wanderer

That Verve blue is just a killer looking bike.......

That Verve blue is just a killer looking bike.... It should be fine!

Trying better tires, in say, a 700 X 35 size will reap you big rewards. Like a Schwalbe Marathon Supreme.
08-02-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By Wanderer

Panaracer tires are a great option, for a...

Panaracer tires are a great option, for a reasonable price... What kind of riding do you plan? road, gravel, dirt, grass, etc?,
...
08-02-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Wanderer

I have Specialized Body Geometry (which is...

I have Specialized Body Geometry (which is surprisingly comfortable), Brooks B-17 which is a very nice saddle (and quite comfortable), and Selle AnAtomica which is an extremely nice saddle (and...
07-28-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By Wanderer

Honestly, I thought that you, perhaps, needed a...

Honestly, I thought that you, perhaps, needed a direction to start looking. Therefore, the link to a pair.

With a little more info in the OP, I would have left it alone.

No snarkism intended.
07-28-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By Wanderer

Google is your friend USPS - Bike Shorts...

Google is your friend

USPS - Bike Shorts (http://www.ebikejerseys.com/bike-jersey/usps-bike-jersey/usps-bike-shorts.html)
07-27-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Wanderer

My tinnitus is basically cured with my hearing...

My tinnitus is basically cured with my hearing aids... The AUd says it is one of the body's ways of coping with k of hearing. Creating it's own noise to hear something.
07-27-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,642
Posted By Wanderer

USPS is so bad, that the Postmaster affixed a...

USPS is so bad, that the Postmaster affixed a sticker to my mailbox telling the carrier to double check the name and address - and I still get other peoples mail, and they get mine!
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