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04-06-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,984
Posted By Alzerbster

I just think those To-Peak bags are very well...

I just think those To-Peak bags are very well designed, and worth every penny. They work great for carrying tools, your lunch, rain gear, or even a change of clothes if biking and doing an overnight...
03-30-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,984
Posted By Alzerbster

I have fenders for my Verve 3, and I got them to...

I have fenders for my Verve 3, and I got them to mainly keep crud from flying up on my chain rings and chain. I ride mostly rail trails, and the crushed limestone grit isn't to good for chains. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,695
Posted By Alzerbster

Ill second that on Darn Tough socks. They have...

Ill second that on Darn Tough socks. They have different weight socks and different lengths. I wear their socks for hunting, work, biking, and everyday use. Best of all they have a lifetime...
03-09-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,984
Posted By Alzerbster

When I had them on my bike I pressured them to 60...

When I had them on my bike I pressured them to 60 to 65psi. I weigh 210, but much of it has to do with the surface you ride also. I was riding rail trails which are mostly a fairly smooth surface.
03-04-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,984
Posted By Alzerbster

I got the Bontrager fenders. There was room for...

I got the Bontrager fenders. There was room for them even with the stock 700 x 45 tires. Plus I think they look good on the bike.
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03-01-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,984
Posted By Alzerbster

Welcome to the forum. I hadn't ridden bike for a...

Welcome to the forum. I hadn't ridden bike for a good many years, until I retired and started riding the many rail trails in Pa. I love riding rail trails and do nothing else but rail trails. Great...
02-27-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,984
Posted By Alzerbster

I have had my new Verve back to the shop twice...

I have had my new Verve back to the shop twice with shifting issues. The first time he worked on it a good while, and even installed a new cable. The second time it was not shifting right between...
02-25-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,971
Posted By Alzerbster

Don't know why Trek puts those tires on the...

Don't know why Trek puts those tires on the Verve. They are big and clunky. I tried selling both tires a while ago on Facebook Market place for $30, and didn't get one person ask or offer anything...
02-22-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,968
Posted By Alzerbster

I have a B17, and the first time I rode it all I...

I have a B17, and the first time I rode it all I could do was about 10 miles, before my butt hurt so bad I couldn't take it anymore. I was so disappointed that I spent over $100 on something that...
02-02-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,127
Posted By Alzerbster

Thank you, and I understand what you are saying....

Thank you, and I understand what you are saying. I've had this condition now for a number of years and it hasn't gotten any worse than when it first appeared. I can go for days or weeks without...
02-01-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,127
Posted By Alzerbster

Thank you for the info. I listened to the podcast...

Thank you for the info. I listened to the podcast on Autoimune, and Lyme. Interesting. I'm going to listen to some more of his stuff.
02-01-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,127
Posted By Alzerbster

I have had double vision a lot of times with most...

I have had double vision a lot of times with most types of physical exertion. Mostly bike riding, but I do get it at other times. Even when I'm not doing any type of physical work. Went to an eye...
12-07-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,144
Posted By Alzerbster

I think this makes a lot of sense. Carry an extra...

I think this makes a lot of sense. Carry an extra tube, and if you have a flat just put the new tube in. After you have changed tubes, and/or tires a couple times, it doesn't take that long to do....
11-02-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,198
Posted By Alzerbster

I've mentioned my early chain and cassette...

I've mentioned my early chain and cassette failure here before, and was surprised by the mileage guys got out of their chains. A little over a year ago I retired and got a bike. I ride 80 to 90%...
11-02-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,984
Posted By Alzerbster

You are correct that is not normal. Its possible...

You are correct that is not normal. Its possible the rear derailleur may need adjusted slightly. When I got my Verve it was not shifting properly on the two largest gears on the cassette. I tried...
10-28-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,971
Posted By Alzerbster

Not sure what kind of tire you are looking at for...

Not sure what kind of tire you are looking at for $100 each, but there are a lot of quality tires you can get for a lot less than that.
10-26-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,971
Posted By Alzerbster

I have been riding on Marathons. I ride strictly...

I have been riding on Marathons. I ride strictly rail trails, with some of those trails being asphalt. Just bought a Trek Verve that comes with the Bontrager 700x45 tires. Rode the bike 40 miles, and...
10-26-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,984
Posted By Alzerbster

Just got a 2021 Verve 3 two weeks ago. I don't...

Just got a 2021 Verve 3 two weeks ago. I don't ride on roads, so all my riding is on rail trails, which I just love to do. 80% of the trails I ride here in Pa. are crushed limestone, with the other...
08-03-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,278
Posted By Alzerbster

I think that is going to be my decision. If i did...

I think that is going to be my decision. If i did ride on paved roads more I would most likely get the FX3 and never think twice about it. At almost 63 years old not sure I want to be feeling a bumpy...
08-02-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,278
Posted By Alzerbster

I also have been trying to decide between the FX...

I also have been trying to decide between the FX 3 and the Verve 3. I have also entertained the thought of the FX carbon 4, but I believe that thought is over since its more than double the cost of...
05-21-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,694
Posted By Alzerbster

That is your opinion, I have a completely...

That is your opinion, I have a completely different one. I doubt highly that I will shoot myself in my leg. I'm very well trained in handling firearms. I have been shooting firearms since I was 9...
05-21-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,694
Posted By Alzerbster

I have no idea what the Washngton's states laws...

I have no idea what the Washngton's states laws are, regarding the concealed carry of a firearm. Where I live and all the surrounding states, I'm able to carry, and I do.
05-21-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,694
Posted By Alzerbster

Where did this come from? Want to elaborate on...

Where did this come from? Want to elaborate on your comment?
05-20-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,694
Posted By Alzerbster

It says they were talking about the incident, and...

It says they were talking about the incident, and the cat returned, so yes if a firearm was present, there was a good chance it could have saved his life. Don't know if one could pull a firearm and...
05-20-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,877
Posted By Alzerbster

I think you are right about the regulations. I...

I think you are right about the regulations. I have been thinking about trading in the forester for an Outback. One advantage with my aluminum trailer is that it weighs 400LB. So I'm good for loading...
05-20-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,267
Posted By Alzerbster

I believe I wore out a chain, and cassette from...

I believe I wore out a chain, and cassette from cleaning to often. After I retired I started riding, which consisted 95% riding on crushed limestone trails. I bought my bike at the end of last May,...
05-20-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,877
Posted By Alzerbster

I own a forester also, and its good for towing...

I own a forester also, and its good for towing 1500 lbs. I have a 2" Receiver for a bike rack, and I have a 5 foot by 8 foot aluminum, trailer I tow just fine with it for hauling lighter things. As...
05-20-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,694
Posted By Alzerbster

Most always I carry a firearm when riding. From...

Most always I carry a firearm when riding. From the story, I would have to guess a firearm carried by either person, would have saved the bikers life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL8uzR3Jn_s
04-25-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,695
Posted By Alzerbster

You absolutely know nothing about me, yet you...

You absolutely know nothing about me, yet you claim I'm selfish, self centered, self-absorbed, and narcissistic. On top of that many other things than a respectful human being. While you are at the...
04-25-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,695
Posted By Alzerbster

Rational?? Thats funny. I guess everything you...

Rational?? Thats funny. I guess everything you think to be true really is. You go ahead and ride with 30 feet distance, or whatever you feel is necessary to keep you from dying from other riders,...
04-25-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,695
Posted By Alzerbster

Here is an article that more or less indicates...

Here is an article that more or less indicates the study that was posted is a lie. Just like a lot of other fabrication that is spouted about this virus. Enter fear and hysteria, and lies spread like...
04-21-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,638
Posted By Alzerbster

It is. Its kind of like treadmills. The used...

It is. Its kind of like treadmills. The used treadmill market is flooded with them. After I retired about a year ago, and started biking. I practically had to give away a really nice treadmill, just...
04-20-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,638
Posted By Alzerbster

Yes it is. Couple weeks ago I tried to find a...

Yes it is. Couple weeks ago I tried to find a couple 25lb plates to add to my set. Couldn't find any. So I guess a lot of people that worked out at a gym, decided to buy weights to workout at home....
04-17-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,695
Posted By Alzerbster

No, its somewhere around 40 to 50 percent. A...

No, its somewhere around 40 to 50 percent. A couple more generations of people being indoctrinated by our so called higher schools of learning. It may then reach 80%.

If you can't see this virus...
04-17-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,695
Posted By Alzerbster

...and everything you hear from the mass media...

...and everything you hear from the mass media has to be true. Right?? If it isn't spewed by any media outlet, its got to be a conspiracy. Right?
04-17-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,695
Posted By Alzerbster

Yes Seattle, from reading some of your posts, I...

Yes Seattle, from reading some of your posts, I can see that you have drank plenty of cool aid. Anyone that doesn't agree with your leftist worldview is a nut.
04-17-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,695
Posted By Alzerbster

That is if you believe all those 30,000 were...

That is if you believe all those 30,000 were actually related to Covid-19. Lots of other information out there besides the leftist media news networks. There are 40,000 deaths just in car accidents...
04-14-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,695
Posted By Alzerbster

I agree. If it was transmitted that easy there...

I agree. If it was transmitted that easy there would be a lot more sick people that what there has been. Listen to the media, and everyone is going to die if they don't stay locked in their homes. ...
04-04-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 546,689
Posted By Alzerbster

Western Pa also has lots of great rail trails....

Western Pa also has lots of great rail trails. Likewise from where I live there are many trails within a 2 hour drive. The GAP being one of them, and another I like is the Armstrong trail, and the...
03-28-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 546,689
Posted By Alzerbster

Really want to do this trail. Didn't get to last...

Really want to do this trail. Didn't get to last year, and plan on doing it this year. So many great rail trails in Pa.
03-28-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Alzerbster

Rao's is good stuff but pricey. Just a note...

Rao's is good stuff but pricey.

Just a note on chain lube. Last year bought a new bike and got into bike riding, solely on Pa's rail trails, which 90% are crushed limestone. After riding 700 miles...
03-28-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By Alzerbster

I got a pair of Shimano XT PD 8040 flats. They...

I got a pair of Shimano XT PD 8040 flats. They are just slightly concave, and for the riding I do the short pins are long enough to hold my foot in place. There are 10 pins per side, and you can get...
03-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By Alzerbster

Before the Sheldon Brown info was posted, I had...

Before the Sheldon Brown info was posted, I had read that information about tires on his website, and yes it confused me more. No big deal, I just bypass things that seem confusing and look for other...
03-24-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By Alzerbster

Yes kind of confusing. How is 1.75 and 1 3/4...

Yes kind of confusing. How is 1.75 and 1 3/4 different sizes? Why isn't there a standard for bike tires, as there is for auto tires?
03-23-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By Alzerbster

Okay thanks Bill for the info. That certainly...

Okay thanks Bill for the info. That certainly increases tire options, being able to get a bit different size tire than 26 x 2.10
03-23-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By Alzerbster

Okay thanks Andy, I kind of thought that, but...

Okay thanks Andy, I kind of thought that, but just wanted to make sure before I told my son it was okay to get say a 2.0 or 1.75 tire width.
03-23-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By Alzerbster

Tire size

My son has an older bike with a tire size as 26 x 2.10. There are not many tires available in that tire size, so I was wondering if a tire in the 26x1.75 to 2.0 range would fit the rim okay?
12-06-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,461
Posted By Alzerbster

I suppose the OEM chain that came on my bike...

I suppose the OEM chain that came on my bike could have had defect. Anything is possible. I do agree that a company with out quality QA/QC will not be around long. I have to think that a company like...
12-05-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,461
Posted By Alzerbster

Not sure I buy into the fact that a KMC chain as...

Not sure I buy into the fact that a KMC chain as Original equipment on the bike was the culprit. At first I thought this was the reason, but after looking into it further, I don't believe that. ...
12-05-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,461
Posted By Alzerbster

Yes, the original chain was a KMC.

Yes, the original chain was a KMC.
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