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02-22-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By Pridedog

I converted my Cannondale T2 with a Dillenger...

I converted my Cannondale T2 with a Dillenger front hub motor kit. My experience may not be applicable for you since I ride with my 6 year old grandson. Due to some recent physical issues I now only...
02-19-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Pridedog

I am waiting a reply back from them. Thought I...

I am waiting a reply back from them. Thought I might get lucky and someone on here would have the answer.
02-19-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Pridedog

Will Orbea Bottle Range Extender fit?

I have done my due diligence about the Range Extender and have decided that it’s positives outweigh its negatives. My question is around the “fit” of the bottle unit on the bike. I have an Orbea Gain...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By Pridedog

Pearl Izumi

I have had good luck with PI. I get 8-10 years of use before I have to replace due to wear. I only use bib tights without chamois. I recycle my slightly worn-out bib shorts as winter only shorts.
01-15-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By Pridedog

Get the SPD pedals

My grandson was about the same weight when we put him in SPD pedals. No problem getting in or out on the tandem. Sounds like you are really set on getting him in the road pedals. I think you would...
01-08-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,684
Posted By Pridedog

Seven

I try to ride everyday. At 71 training is a distant memory. I ride simply for the joy of it. I try to ride 20 to 30 miles a day. I ride year around outside. Winters in Central Indiana are not as...
01-07-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By Pridedog

911

I was on my morning commute (20+ miles) when the Towers were hit. Walked in front door and first thing I heard was "Did you hear what happened?" Then I received calls from both my kids before I could...
01-02-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,335
Posted By Pridedog

I had similar experience. Bought a Circuit in...

I had similar experience. Bought a Circuit in 1985. Bought it in Minnesota and was living in Northern Indiana in late 90s when frame broke at dropouts. Was told by LBS in Indiana that Schwinn had...
12-25-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,955
Posted By Pridedog

Right foot, not sure why, but I have been doing...

Right foot, not sure why, but I have been doing for over 40 years. No cute rationalizations, that is just the way I do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,232
Posted By Pridedog

Currently at 8500, expect to be over 9000 by year...

Currently at 8500, expect to be over 9000 by year end. It is great to be retired. At age 70 I feel fortunate to do this many miles this year after hip replacement in 2018 and spinal fusion in 2019....
11-24-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By Pridedog

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Start of our annual family bike trip.
11-20-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Pridedog

Contact Tandems East at 856-451-5104. They are...

Contact Tandems East at 856-451-5104. They are good to work with and can get the bolt if anyone can.
11-13-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,805
Posted By Pridedog

5500 miles

I have an Orbea Gain with rear hub drive. I routinely replace my chains on regular bikes at 5 to 6,000 miles to save wear on cassette. Chain was a KMC E11 speed. I keep my chains clean and lubricated.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-22-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Pridedog

Disappointed

It has been many years since I rode the Greenway. I rode it last week with my son, there was occasional work along Greenway, but the disturbing thing to me were the number of homeless camps along it.
10-15-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Pridedog

I have a set of BB7 pads that have over 13,000...

I have a set of BB7 pads that have over 13,000 miles on them and still stop just fine. Keep them clean and you will use them for a long time. They are on a "road" bike that has been used as a...
10-12-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,217
Posted By Pridedog

227,000

I have always been intrigued by tracking miles both as motivation and a maintenance tool. Now at age 70 I am at 227,000 miles with a "new" lifetime goal of 300,000.
09-24-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,614
Posted By Pridedog

Does Orders

I am 70 and after a spinal fusion by Drs orders all my bars are at Position 4.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,641
Posted By Pridedog

Before I retired I commuted for almost 40 years....

Before I retired I commuted for almost 40 years. My commuting bikes over the years were basically my road bikes with drop bars. I would through on the backpack and take the longer route for more...
08-28-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,732
Posted By Pridedog

It's about enjoying riding

At 70 years of age I found I was not enjoying riding as much as I had. Due to a myriad of health issues I could longer ride like I once had. Being a serious "roadie" with over 220,000 miles on some...
08-11-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,035
Posted By Pridedog

All positive

In my experience motorists are a lot more courteous when I am on tandem. Plus we get nothing but good comments. Full disclosure, I never ride the tandem without one of my grandkids on the back (ages...
07-23-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pridedog

A Birthday challenge

I am 70 and try to ride my age each year on or near my birthday. Having lived predominantly in northern states and having a birthday in February this always proves a challenge. Easiest out is to take...
06-09-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,258
Posted By Pridedog

I have had the same problem on two recent bike...

I have had the same problem on two recent bike purchases. Very frustrating. On one bike I had the valve stem fail while on a ride and could not break the bead. Had to ride 11 miles home on flat tire....
05-11-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Pridedog

Same thing happened to me last week. Had only...

Same thing happened to me last week. Had only 1500 miles on new bike. I found fixing bolt cap as it had broken off. Rest of bolt still in axle. This was a new Shimano 105 crankset on a new Orbea...
04-26-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Pridedog

You can purchase individual cassette cogs made by...

You can purchase individual cassette cogs made by Campagnolo from ModernBike.com. I have purchased many from them over the years to customize my Campagnolo cassettes.
04-22-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Pridedog

Thank you for link. I contacted and placed order.

Thank you for link. I contacted and placed order.
03-03-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By Pridedog

+1 I have followed this rule of thumb 7 days per...

+1 I have followed this rule of thumb 7 days per tire for over 220,000 miles. Do the tires lose some air over 7 days, yes, does it negatively affect their performance, not in my experience. Road bike...
02-07-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,315
Posted By Pridedog

Up until recently I would have classified my self...

Up until recently I would have classified my self as a traditionalist. I own many fine road bikes and love the enjoyment I get from pedaling my way around the countryside and the enjoyment it gave...
11-11-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,942
Posted By Pridedog

The Lynskeys originally founded Litespeed and...

The Lynskeys originally founded Litespeed and made titanium frames for many years under that brand name until they sold it. A few years back when their non compete clause expired they founded Lynskey...
10-31-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,079
Posted By Pridedog

Had the same issue with my grandson. I found the...

Had the same issue with my grandson. I found the Shimano Tourney FT55 7-Speed Thumb Shifter. They have a lever to shift up and a button to shift down, kind of cool. If you can find one they work...
10-31-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 44,208
Posted By Pridedog

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10-31-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 671,860
Posted By Pridedog

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Lynskey is my favorite...
10-21-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,737
Posted By Pridedog

Keep good circulation

I am almost 70 and have experimented for years with ways to stay warm on winter commutes with temps 0 and above. I can tell you what not to do better than what to use. Each of us are different and it...
10-17-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,797
Posted By Pridedog

The only thing better than riding with your kids,...

The only thing better than riding with your kids, is riding with your grandkids. When I retired I moved close to one of my sons so we could be part of grandkids life. Side benefit is being able to...
10-17-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By Pridedog

Use angled stem

I recently had to raise my bars 1 1/2" after spinal fusion per my surgeons direction. The cheapest and easiest was a stem with a greater angle than 6 degrees. I used a 17 on one bike and a 25 on...
10-15-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,206
Posted By Pridedog

You make the rules

First I agree with the poster that said whoever gives out the trophy makes the rules. I have a February birthday and live in the north. I have tried a lot things to make the miles doable. These...
10-08-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,008
Posted By Pridedog

It will work IMO

I did what you are talking about. I previously used a Shiftmate but wasn't thrilled with it. Took a cheap Shimano 10 speed cassette, replaced 6 Shimano spacers with Campy spacers. Largest cogs were...
10-04-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,411
Posted By Pridedog

New pair of shoes.

Once on vacation I returned to my car at a county park after a ride. Put a new pair of Sidi shoes on bumper for safe keeping while I loaded bike into car and changed into street shoes. The next...
Forum: Touring
09-26-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Pridedog

Serfas Bike Saddle

My 3 grand kids (ages 4-8) use the Serfas Youth Bicycle saddle on our tandems when we tour. This paired with padded bike shorts has proven to work very well for all. The saddles ar $25 from Amazon
09-12-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By Pridedog

Not from bike most likely

I currently have the issue you describe. In fact I have experienced this twice in last 10 years. Neither one caused by riding bike. But both are/were extremely painful when riding. The current issue...
09-01-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,092
Posted By Pridedog

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,736
Posted By Pridedog

Love Helix

I have the Helix and have no issues with shape of tubes. After a few rides you forget they're twisted. But I do enjoy relating the story why they are twisted.
08-30-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By Pridedog

Two I have used

Modern Bike (modernbike.com) and Universal Cycles (universalcycles.com). I have sourced cogs from both.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 24,642
Posted By Pridedog

Motor bikes or being a tool to allow me to ride

I am against them as they are "motor" bikes, whether it is electric or gas powered. However, as I approach 70 and trying to recover from hip replacement and lumbar spinal fusion of 3 vertebrae in the...
07-15-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,551
Posted By Pridedog

Access Database

About 20 yrs ago I built a database in Access that tracks all parts and accessories on each of my bikes.
07-10-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,268
Posted By Pridedog

Just bought a set of 160 mm Origin 8 cranks from...

Just bought a set of 160 mm Origin 8 cranks from Amazon for my grandson for $50. They are available on Ebay as others have said. Just do a search for 160mm Crankarms.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,733
Posted By Pridedog

When I first started riding my first bike had...

When I first started riding my first bike had crank arms held on by cotter pins. After overhauling the bottom bracket and putting everything back together I went for a test ride. I rolled down the...
06-27-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,005
Posted By Pridedog

Like everyone else I rode as a kid, but didn't...

Like everyone else I rode as a kid, but didn't start seriously until age 27. College and starting a family got in the way. I was told by doctor to start riding to recover from knee injury. Well I...
06-25-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,170
Posted By Pridedog

Spinal fusion of 3 vertebrae in lower back in...

Spinal fusion of 3 vertebrae in lower back in May. After 7 weeks I rode trike for 2 miles yesterday. It is a start.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By Pridedog

I have used the IBERA handlebar bag with great...

I have used the IBERA handlebar bag with great success. I especially like the click in mount, no bungy type cords or velcro straps to hold it on. I purchased additional mounts and can transfer the...
02-19-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Pridedog

I broke the inner seal on a Zonda hubset about...

I broke the inner seal on a Zonda hubset about 10,000 miles ago. I haven't noticed a lack of grease when overhauling or a build up inside the hub. I did not replace the seal and see no reason to do...
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