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10-15-07, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,695
Posted By Minotauros

My first mountain bike 12 years ago was a Raleigh...

My first mountain bike 12 years ago was a Raleigh M50 no suspension, which I rode exclusively on-road. I left the knobbies on and went to town. I routinely did 20-28 mile rides, clocking an average...
09-26-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By Minotauros

Or at the very least, make sure the rear...

Or at the very least, make sure the rear suspension is adjustable. I really don't know if all rear suspensions are. Mine is adjustable (Columbia Twin Peaks by Ironhorse), and I've tightened it up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-07, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By Minotauros

Thanks, everyone.

I had no idea that the 3 chainrings were that old. Everything I've seen is with 2.



You answered the next question I had. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By Minotauros

Road bikes w/3 chainrings

I've been out of road riding for a while, and am now thinking about a new road bike. I happened to see a model on the Raleigh USA site that has 3 chainrings (24 speed):...
07-10-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Minotauros

Great... thanks for the responses. ;)

Great... thanks for the responses. ;)
07-03-07, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Minotauros

Great... thanks. :)

Great... thanks. :)
07-03-07, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Minotauros

Since I mostly road ride, how does this stack up?

This is the first year I've been doing any riding in a long time. I've started using the big chainring for normal cruising, and use the middle ring for off road. With the big ring and cog # 6 or 7...
07-03-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,579
Posted By Minotauros

Since I mostly road ride, with just some off road...

Since I mostly road ride, with just some off road (gravel, packed dirt), and weigh in at about 215 lbs, I've always kept my tires at about 60-65 psi.
07-02-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,307
Posted By Minotauros

I bought a bottle of Slime as insurance and kept...

I bought a bottle of Slime as insurance and kept in in my saddle bag. I hoped I never had to use it. Well, the other night I went into the garage to take the bike out and found the front tire...
06-12-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By Minotauros

OK, thanks. No, not referring to a specific...

OK, thanks. No, not referring to a specific model. But I noticed that I was able to shift through a couple of gears. I thought uh-oh!, not realizing that they were probably meant to do that.
06-11-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By Minotauros

Shimano EasyFire shifters

Can someone explain what they are relative to other shifters? I admit that I'm not very techie when it comes to the bike. :o [edit] I just love riding.

Thanks. ;)
06-11-07, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Minotauros

"You got to lose to know how to win." -...

"You got to lose to know how to win." - Aerosmith. ;)
06-01-07, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,730
Posted By Minotauros

Similar... no bed cap, but I carry the bike in...

Similar... no bed cap, but I carry the bike in the bed, bungeed to the rails. I'll run the cable lock through the metal loops in the bed if I have to leave the bike in the truck.
05-29-07, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Minotauros

Heh heh, that answers my same question. When I'm...

Heh heh, that answers my same question. When I'm on the big ring and smallest cog (barreling down the road and hauling butt :D) I get that rhythmic ratcheting sound. If I shift to a larger cog or...
Forum: Introductions
05-25-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Minotauros

Driving in Middlesex is a horror, much less...

Driving in Middlesex is a horror, much less riding a bike :eek: (I work in Monroe).
Forum: Introductions
05-25-07, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Minotauros

Hi backatcha from NJ. :) I live in Monmouth and...

Hi backatcha from NJ. :) I live in Monmouth and work in Middlesex.

During my first mountain biking career I used to ride from the Tinton Falls/Eatontown area to the beach in Long Branch, and...
05-25-07, 06:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,093
Posted By Minotauros

I have an adjustable rear suspension. There is a...

I have an adjustable rear suspension. There is a nut that tightens or loosens the spring on the shock abs. I haven't quite figured out which way I like it yet. My old bike had NO suspension and I...
05-25-07, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Minotauros

I had bar ends on my first mtb, bought 12 years...

I had bar ends on my first mtb, bought 12 years ago. I used them on climbs and occasionally to shift my hands position. And they looked cool... like the horns on a bull. :D My new bike doesn't...
Forum: Introductions
05-23-07, 12:29 PM
05-23-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,271
Posted By Minotauros

Yep. Most of my riding was always on the...

Yep.

Most of my riding was always on the road, and still is as I'm getting back into it. It's a great workout. I left the knobbies on... it was born as a mtb and it will stay that way. ;)
Forum: Introductions
05-23-07, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Minotauros

OK, first time on a biking forum after all these years of riding.

My real name is Frank. I'll be 50 in July. Sorry in advance for this being a bit long. :o

Almost exactly 12 years ago I bought a Raleigh M50 mountain bike. I had a blast on it. I rarely rode...
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