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08-18-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,191
Posted By morgothaod

Having a water bottle dilemma

I moved my accessories from my old bike to my new bike and now I'm unable to get the water bottle out of the holder on the seat tube (To insert the water bottle in that holder I have to take off the...
03-18-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By morgothaod

I decided to open the quick release, lift the...

I decided to open the quick release, lift the forks off the wheel, put the forks back down and made sure not to over tighten the quick release. I then tested my bike out and it was quiet again.
03-15-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By morgothaod

Not sure if I did your test correctly but the...

Not sure if I did your test correctly but the wheels sound normal to me. What do you think?


https://youtu.be/sQ7CBTx4UAY
03-15-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By morgothaod

The new DR cable did fix the problem but I now...

The new DR cable did fix the problem but I now have another problem. When riding I noticed a minor creaking sound, it wasn't too bad at first but all of a sudden it got a lot louder.


1) When...
03-13-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By morgothaod

Well I went back and had another mechanic look at...

Well I went back and had another mechanic look at it. He lubed the chain and changed the derailleur cable.
03-12-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By morgothaod

I believe he said a new deraiuller plus labor...

I believe he said a new deraiuller plus labor would be like $25. Would I be able to upgrade to a better model for the derailer?
03-11-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By morgothaod

Just to clarify, I am not changing gears. I stay...

Just to clarify, I am not changing gears. I stay in 2 (on the left side) and 5 (on the right side). When pedaling, I'll be in the correct gear and then after like 10-20 minutes, the resistance gets...
03-10-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By morgothaod

Having gear problems... should I get a single speed?

I have a Trek Mountain Track 800 and I was having problems with the bike sometimes getting in between gears. I had a bike mechanic look at it and he tightened the spring of my derailleur. He said...
01-20-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,623
Posted By morgothaod

Oops, I meant to say strap around my chest. The...

Oops, I meant to say strap around my chest. The heart rate monitor also came with a watch. Anyways, my resting heart rate is 70. I'm in my early 30s. I don't feel like I'm going to pass out or...
01-20-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,623
Posted By morgothaod

Heart rate jacked up

I had no idea how fast my heart rate was while riding my bike until I recently bought a heart rate monitor (The strap around the waist + watch). My beats per minute was between 140-155. Not sure if...
12-24-17, 05:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,897
Posted By morgothaod

That wrench + tire lever is a great idea. If...

That wrench + tire lever is a great idea. If removing the tire is pretty fast and easy then a quick release isn't necessary. Even though I like the option of having gears, I like that a single speed...
12-23-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,897
Posted By morgothaod

Single speed, coaster brake, quick release tires?

What brand and model of cruiser is single speed, has a coaster brake, and quick release for the tires? Does one exist? Thanks a lot :)
08-08-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By morgothaod

When I ride, I rest my hands on the bar ends. So...

When I ride, I rest my hands on the bar ends. So I guess I really don't need new handlebars. Perhaps it would be better to get a longer stem? Maybe like 3 inches taller would provide a little bit...
08-08-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By morgothaod

I should have been specific. I mean bar ends with...

I should have been specific. I mean bar ends with the North roads. I assume that since my bike has them, the LBS will keep them on when putting on the new handlebars. Nordo, did you buy a wider seat...
08-07-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By morgothaod

A month ago, I went to my LBS and told them I was...

A month ago, I went to my LBS and told them I was interested in the ape hanger bars. He told me with new cables it would be $70... I'm not sure if other fees were to be added to that. Do you think my...
08-07-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By morgothaod

Here are some more pictures, I was told that the...

Here are some more pictures, I was told that the stem is at the maximum height (For safety). Do you think those handlebars will work fine? Do I need to buy a stem extension?
...
08-03-17, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By morgothaod

Debating between 2 handlebar types

I'm trying to make my mountain bike more comfortable by giving myself a more upright riding position.

https://s1.postimg.org/3lkx24ywv/pbike.jpg

I'm debating between these two shapes:...
06-10-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By morgothaod

Maybe I should just buy another used bike! Are...

Maybe I should just buy another used bike! Are comfort (Are they also called hybrid?) bikes and cruiser bikes the only 2 types that provide an upright riding position?
06-10-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By morgothaod

Cruiser saddle recommendation?

I'm considering converting my Trek 800 Mountain Track to a cruiser. I assume that once I switch out the handlebars to give me an upright position, I'll need a wider seat to be more comfortable? Any...
05-17-17, 04:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,941
Posted By morgothaod

I heard that the quality of leather used for the...

I heard that the quality of leather used for the books saddles aren't as good as they used to be, anyone know if this is true?
05-16-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,941
Posted By morgothaod

I didn't know the proofide last so long. I'll buy...

I didn't know the proofide last so long. I'll buy the books brand. I hope the seats on Amazon are legit. The black one is $90 but on a bicycle store site it is $140!
05-16-17, 03:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,941
Posted By morgothaod

Bump

Bump
05-15-17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,941
Posted By morgothaod

A few more questions, would the B17 connect to my...

A few more questions, would the B17 connect to my bike?

https://s3.postimg.org/ilrjw73xf/IMG_20170515_102030.jpg

Also, my sit bone width (After adding +25-30mm to my measurement) is 152-157mm,...
05-13-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,941
Posted By morgothaod

Brooks saddle maintenance?

Are there any good cheaper alternatives to Brooks proofide? How often should I apply the leather dressing to a brand new saddle? Should I apply the dressing underneath the saddle as well? Also,...
03-31-17, 06:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,348
Posted By morgothaod

I was thinking I could keep my bicycle and add a...

I was thinking I could keep my bicycle and add a stem extension (Is that what the part is called?) or change the handlebars. Not sure which would provide the most comfort
...
03-30-17, 07:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,348
Posted By morgothaod

Good news, the saddle fitting is free at the...

Good news, the saddle fitting is free at the shop. I'm curious to see if my saddle is the correct size for my sit bone width. Not sure I want a leather saddle though... I don't like having to...
03-29-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,348
Posted By morgothaod

What are your thoughts on getting a "saddle...

What are your thoughts on getting a "saddle fitting" at a bike shop (What should I expect from one?)? Is that really necessary or just a way to get more money out of me? :lol:
03-29-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,348
Posted By morgothaod

I was off my bike for 30 days because of an...

I was off my bike for 30 days because of an injury but prior to that, I was riding just about an hour every day.
03-29-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,348
Posted By morgothaod

This might be a stupid question but how can I...

This might be a stupid question but how can I test saddles without having them attached to a bike? Also how is the selection of saddles at bike shops?
03-29-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,348
Posted By morgothaod

Comfortable saddle?

The size and shape of my saddle are okay but it feels like I'm sitting on a rock sometimes. What saddle do you find to be comfortable? I have a Mountain bike and I just ride on paved trails.
...
12-12-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,345
Posted By morgothaod

He had no facial hair and no helmet. I saw...

He had no facial hair and no helmet. I saw another guy today on what basically was an electric unicycle. He just stood up and was able to move around. He had no helmet on as well.
12-11-16, 12:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,345
Posted By morgothaod

I saw someone on a unicycle today

Not really sure what else to add other than I thought it was really cool!
12-03-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By morgothaod

Bike rack for a truck?

I'm looking for a bike rack to hold 2 bicycles. Any recommendations?
Forum: Foo
11-30-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By morgothaod

Nintendo 2DS New SD card, help?

Hi, I bought a larger SD card for my Nintendo 2 DS and I want to take the games (as well as my saved progress in the games) off the 4 GB card that came with my system and put them on the new card....
08-14-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By morgothaod

I do have a QR. Would that trainer work on a...

I do have a QR. Would that trainer work on a mountain bike (Trek 800 Mountain Track)? 26x1.95?
08-14-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By morgothaod

Are they easy to install on the bike?

Are they easy to install on the bike?
08-13-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By morgothaod

Indoor Bike Trainer Stand?

Anyone ever try those things that transform your bike into an indoor exercise bike? Do they work well?
Forum: Recumbent
08-13-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 361,288
Posted By morgothaod

What are the advantages of these bikes over a...

What are the advantages of these bikes over a traditional one?
Forum: Foo
08-11-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By morgothaod

Anyone here have a kick scooter?

What kick scooter do you own and would you recommend it? I'm not sure which one to buy. Thinking about the Razor A5 Lux...
06-25-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 48,907
Posted By morgothaod

I bike 10 miles and walk at least 3 miles a day. ...

I bike 10 miles and walk at least 3 miles a day. The one exercise that really makes me tired though is swimming!
06-24-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,896
Posted By morgothaod

Anyone have experience with those things that...

Anyone have experience with those things that hold your phone on the handlebars? Do they work well?
06-24-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,896
Posted By morgothaod

What are your favorite bicycle accessories?

What are your favorite accessories?
06-18-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By morgothaod

What gear do I need to be in before shifting?

I have a 21 speed MTB. The left grip is 1-3 and the right is 1-7. I was told to try to avoid combinations where the chain is like \ or /. So, I guess that means?

Left grip 1 Right grip 1, 2...
06-17-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,751
Posted By morgothaod

I like my bike too :thumb: 527756

I like my bike too :thumb:
527756
06-17-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By morgothaod

Thanks, I have seen videos of people doing it...

Thanks, I have seen videos of people doing it that way as well as ones like this (Watch from 1:55):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHTyVSf8VlQ
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,651
Posted By morgothaod

Even though I have a MTB, I don't go up and down...

Even though I have a MTB, I don't go up and down hills. I ride on flat paved trails and flat streets. So, maybe it would be a good idea for me to buy a road bike in the future? I really like my...
06-17-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By morgothaod

What is the correct way to loosen and tighten the quick release?

When I remove and put on a tire, am I supposed to just open and close the quick release and turn the bolt on the opposite side? Or should I be turning the QR lever and not mess with the bolt on the...
06-17-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By morgothaod

I took my bike out for a test ride. The front...

I took my bike out for a test ride. The front brake was quiet and the back brake was very noisy. I rode in circles and switched to all of my gears. Everything was fine. Then when I slowed down to...
06-14-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,751
Posted By morgothaod

I haven't been made fun of yet. However, there...

I haven't been made fun of yet. However, there may be a day when someone makes a comment about me (A guy) riding on a purple bike with purple bar ends. If it happens, whatever... my main goal when...
06-13-16, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By morgothaod

I noticed that my brake pads weren't below the...

I noticed that my brake pads weren't below the brake line. So, I don't think I need new pads. I used sandpaper and rubbing alcohol on the pads. Hopefully that'll help. I'll post an update! :)
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