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11-10-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By philbob57

77, pacemaker, a-fib, blood thinner, arthritis. I...

77, pacemaker, a-fib, blood thinner, arthritis. I feel great, though - I rode 1,300 miles this year, the most this century.

I'm really sorry you've gone through this. I expect I'd be a lot less...
11-10-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By OldCruiser

Best of luck on your recovery. I hit 70 this...

Best of luck on your recovery.
I hit 70 this year and I love riding my bikes , but Im now on blood thinners and I worry about having another crash . They happen..
Arthritis is getting worse...
09-25-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,480
Posted By fooferdoggie

thats why I use rock and roll you can skip the...

thats why I use rock and roll you can skip the chain cleaning. just apply it once a week for me and wipe the chain and good to go.
08-11-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,786
Posted By PDKL45

The thing is, Clydesdales are completely awesome...

The thing is, Clydesdales are completely awesome and there's absolutely nothing in me that doesn't like being compared to them. If it was a label like MAMIL, that makes me want to punch whoever is...
08-11-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,786
Posted By DarKris

I keep thinking whos I will probably not be a...

I keep thinking whos I will probably not be a Clyde for very long now. Got down to 250 after being 360-370 for the past six or so years. I do think of it as a way to see where I was vs where Im...
07-11-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By rickpaulos

the elevated chainstay was to help eliminate...

the elevated chainstay was to help eliminate chain suck on mountain bikes. But so many frames broke due to poor construction. just welding or brazing the stays to the back of seat tube was the main...
07-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 60,995
Posted By mstateglfr

A recent build. '89 road frame contract built...

A recent build.
'89 road frame contract built by still unknown Japan company and recently powedercoated. Modern 5800 drivetrain and wheels. Innicycle headset to run modern stem and bars- created by...
07-08-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,982
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know where you are, but here in the high,...

I don't know where you are, but here in the high, dry climes of Colorado wearing moisture-wicking activewear creates evaporative cooling while moving, or stationary with wind. It seems counter...
07-08-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,982
Posted By Bald Paul

Water is good, but you have to replace the...

Water is good, but you have to replace the electrolytes you are losing through your sweat (that gritty salt thing.) I will usually bring some packets of Gatorade powder to add to my bottles at refill...
06-24-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 449,861
Posted By hevysrf

That red with white spears must have been popular...

That red with white spears must have been popular in the late 90's. I have an Electra Eric Malone Signature from that era.

I've installed Velo Orange sealed headset bearings, Shimano sealed bottom...
06-24-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,831
Posted By Lazyass

It's like going from a low end Tioga headset to a...

It's like going from a low end Tioga headset to a Chris King. No, you probably won't notice much difference but it is much nicer.

Nothing wrong with the mod bug, we all get it. Just embrace it.
06-23-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,831
Posted By Bill in VA

If you have frame flex even the highest tech...

If you have frame flex even the highest tech crank and the stiffest chainrings will still rub. You "might" get rid of some of the rubbing with very careful front derailleur stop screw adjustments...
06-23-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,831
Posted By Paul Barnard

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages...

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages when "change" is the most appropriate word.
06-23-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,831
Posted By Eric F

I don't see how changing the bottom bracket and...

I don't see how changing the bottom bracket and crank would have an effect on frame flex.
06-23-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,831
Posted By Rolla

If you want a Hollowtech crank, just get one --...

If you want a Hollowtech crank, just get one -- there's nothing wrong with wanting a certain look. But I seriously doubt you'll actually notice the weight, the stiffness, or any effect on frame flex.
06-16-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By xraydog

I have a love / hate relationship with tubeless...

I have a love / hate relationship with tubeless setup. Setting them up can be a little bit of a pain but once that is over I like the fact I can ride at a lower pressure without worrying about pinch...
06-15-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 449,861
Posted By ed h

1996 Gary Fisher Klunker. I've been looking for...

1996 Gary Fisher Klunker. I've been looking for one of these for quite some time now. Finally found one in nice shape for a decent price. I have all the original parts it came with. I changed a few...
05-29-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By freeranger

Another vote for Velox rim cloth tape. Also, use...

Another vote for Velox rim cloth tape. Also, use a cotton ball or used drier sheet to go around the rim--they will snag on anything and if there's something in the rim, you'll find it! I've found...
05-28-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By nathand

Are the holes consistently in the same location...

Are the holes consistently in the same location on the tube? I got several flats on one wheel, no obvious cause to me - I'd just find the tire flat when I went to ride the bike. The hole was always...
05-28-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By base2

My first thought is patch application. You are...

My first thought is patch application. You are abrading the tube & letting the vulcanizing compound ("glue") completely dry before applying the patch, right? Yes? Good.

Secondly, how much spoke is...
05-28-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,637
Posted By Gresp15C

Calling them "lawyer lips" obscures their...

Calling them "lawyer lips" obscures their origins. The major bike makers were studying different methods of secondary retention in order to eliminate front wheel detachment failures. Those failures...
05-25-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,466
Posted By Alexashley52

Finished build

Hey all,

its been a while, but I finally finished up this build. I havent put gravel tires on yet, and Im still deciding which ones to go with, but the rest of the bike build is complete. Its...
05-25-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,637
Posted By shelbyfv

You can "wire" your front brake for right hand if...

You can "wire" your front brake for right hand if you like. I assure you nobody cares.
05-25-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,637
Posted By Rick

The fork is always secured and the wheel can only...

The fork is always secured and the wheel can only come out under certain conditions. Those conditions do not and never will exist on any of my bicycles. false risk evaluations are a blight on the...
05-25-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,637
Posted By terrymorse

Rod brakes -- blech! They bring back my...

Rod brakes -- blech!

They bring back my memories of working on them as a youngster in my dad's shop.

Mushy, awful, impractical things. Add to that the steel rims, and it was impossible to get...
05-22-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,637
Posted By rydabent

Or are they just old fuds that hate change?

Or are they just old fuds that hate change?
05-21-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,023
Posted By a_d_a_m

I have Wellgo MG-1s on my Kona Sutra. Blew...

I have Wellgo MG-1s on my Kona Sutra.

Blew out a pair of Kona Wah-Wah IIs within 200 miles - never again.
04-28-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By ZIPP2001

That's why I ride alone, I can pretend I'm riding...

That's why I ride alone, I can pretend I'm riding fast all the time. :speedy:
04-12-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 449,861
Posted By Rolla

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04-09-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 449,861
Posted By OldCruiser

Back in Black ! swapped the green wheelset out...

Back in Black !
swapped the green wheelset out for the original black wheelset after changing the rear cog to a 24 tooth for neighborhood cruising .
Put the original Electra saddle back on too ....
04-06-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 449,861
Posted By bOsscO

Converted this Mongoose IBOC into a cruiser last...

Converted this Mongoose IBOC into a cruiser last year. I've since added a basket to the front rack and a Crane brass bell; need to update my photos. ...
04-06-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 449,861
Posted By OldCruiser

I’m back in the CRUISER mood , so today I put...

I’m back in the CRUISER mood , so today I put mini apes and a B-67 on my Specialized Hardrock.
had to swap out one brake cable . Added some pedal extenders to give me the pedal width I have with my...
04-05-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 449,861
Posted By OldCruiser

Updated pictures of my Electra stable . After...

Updated pictures of my Electra stable .
After getting into the NetFlicks show Stranger Things , I swapped my bars to mini apes . Reminds me of my early years . Although I never owned a bike as...
03-22-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 449,861
Posted By Velo Mule

My Electra Cruiser.... ...

My Electra Cruiser....

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03-20-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 44,306
Posted By Whitecoyote

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03-15-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,217
Posted By cjenrick

i like this JBL Flip 4 setup right here. use to...

i like this JBL Flip 4 setup right here.
use to be man, my legs are cooked, do i really want to ride today in the cold rain?'

then i remember "I Got Tunes!" and i leap out o bed like a frog in a...
03-10-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By Kapusta

Id try that hill a third time just to be sure.

Id try that hill a third time just to be sure.
03-09-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By genejockey

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03-09-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By mbpletcher

thanks no snark intended, but I don't think I...

thanks no snark intended, but I don't think I have a "destructive history" I do ride with a lot of torque but I am cautious about impacts and approach bumps and root pops off the saddle with a bended...
03-08-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By Trevtassie

Hmmm, last time I hit my hand with a hammer, it...

Hmmm, last time I hit my hand with a hammer, it really hurt. Wonder what will happen this time, dang, ouch f... me that hurt.
If there's one thing I've figured out with backs, if something hurt my...
03-01-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 449,861
Posted By Curtis Odom

This seasons cruiser

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This seasons cruiser is already in action. My wife and I do mid week night...
02-28-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 449,861
Posted By '02 nrs

cruiser Boss.

another Jamis but BMX styling/
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02-27-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,689
Posted By 400E

Not sure how helpful this is at this point in the...

Not sure how helpful this is at this point in the thread, but for what it's worth, I switched from my previously beloved B17 to a Spongy Wonder saddle about 7 or 8 years ago due to this issue and...
02-22-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,262
Posted By Lawrence Rhodes

I switched to recumbent. Solved the problem. Like...

I switched to recumbent. Solved the problem. Like riding a BarcaLounger.
02-22-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,262
Posted By comfort rider

With "wedgie" bikes, I spent years (and $$)...

With "wedgie" bikes, I spent years (and $$) trying various seat designs in order to mitigate the mashing of my prostate gland & penile artery. I finally admitted that balancing the entire weight of...
02-18-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,262
Posted By rydabent

Starting in 2005 I ended up investing $2700...

Starting in 2005 I ended up investing $2700 ($4500 in todays prices) on a LWB bent and a trike. Money well spent.
02-17-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,262
Posted By Rage

I have invested a whole lot in my butt’s comfort,...

I have invested a whole lot in my butt’s comfort, easily over a grand.
Don’t even want to think about how much...
02-17-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,262
Posted By But its me

Prefer to remain ignorant of the cost over the...

Prefer to remain ignorant of the cost over the years, probably make me cry.

That said, I am cheap!
02-17-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,262
Posted By Iride01

Not much. I'm too cheap to spend a lot on...

Not much. I'm too cheap to spend a lot on saddles. Even when I played the saddle swap game on one bike long ago when I started regularly riding for 2 to 3 hours at a time 3 days a week, I only went...
02-14-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 21,054
Posted By tgenec86

I certainly have carbon fiber bikes - two of...

I certainly have carbon fiber bikes - two of them, and they're great racing bikes that have done well for years. But this one? Last year I went to the local shop ride and rode off the front on this...
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