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05-22-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,706
Posted By RH Clark

I'm 52 and started cycling at age 50. Just 2...

I'm 52 and started cycling at age 50. Just 2 years ago I weighed north of 330 lbs. Today, I'm 175lbs. No surgery, no pills, just cycling and proper diet, rest, recovery. I'm not sure I'm bike fit...
05-22-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By RH Clark

I ride a bike with bar end shifters. Two bikes...

I ride a bike with bar end shifters. Two bikes with downtube shifters, one indexed ,one friction, and one bike with thumb shifters. I stay confused.
05-19-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,566
Posted By RH Clark

You don't have any idea what kind of person I am....

You don't have any idea what kind of person I am. I care about the 100K that died from this flu just as much as the 100K that died from the last one or that die every day in all kinds of ways. The...
05-19-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,566
Posted By RH Clark

The best way to prevent yourself from ever...

The best way to prevent yourself from ever contracting a deadly virus is to never go outside again. Masks aren't completely effective either. I suggest you tie a plastic bag over your head to...
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By RH Clark

Soma Lucas 3 on a Surly LHT ?

Anyone using one of these front racks? I want a decent but cheap front rack for my LHT that I can set a bag on. It doesn't need to hold much weight but I don't want to buy outright junk, even on a...
05-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By RH Clark

I would fix my old bike just as little as needed...

I would fix my old bike just as little as needed to get riding a lot. Then when the bike is limiting what you want to do, it will be time for a new bike.
05-07-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By RH Clark

I was told it 's an 83.

I was told it 's an 83.
05-06-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By RH Clark

Do I need to take the BB appart and repack it?...

Do I need to take the BB appart and repack it? Hubs say sealed bearings. How do I service them? I'll learn all this. I was scheduled to take some master mechanics classes before COVID.
05-06-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By RH Clark

It says Super custom on the crank. I'll post up...

It says Super custom on the crank. I'll post up some good close ups tomorrow. I just picked it up this afternoon. Seller and I both drove an hour and met. I had already talked her down to $125 and...
05-06-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks for the picture buddy! It's freaking...

Thanks for the picture buddy! It's freaking awesome! I've only rode it a few miles on those tires but it's super fun for this 52 year old cyclist. It has a couple scratches in the paint and one spot...
05-06-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By RH Clark

My new Miyata

I guess seller will take down these pictures soon but I'll post some close ups tomorrow with some questions. I am beyond thrilled to get this excellent condition 610. The story goes it was never...
05-06-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By RH Clark

Buying replacement cables, help please.

Can someone please link me a source for some derailleur and brake cables. It seems that the plastic housing and the wire cables are sold separately mostly. I can find some kits containing both but...
04-30-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,080
Posted By RH Clark

Yes,I live in the boonies and would love to...

Yes,I live in the boonies and would love to support my local shop but their current virus policy makes that impossible, so I wish them well but whatever happens is on them because they are more...
04-30-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,080
Posted By RH Clark

That would be great if they would actually let...

That would be great if they would actually let anyone in the door. I called my LBS yesterday and if I wait two days to travel the 2 hours one way to stand on the sidewalk and try to shop, I am told I...
04-26-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,680
Posted By RH Clark

Along that line of thinking is why I like to...

Along that line of thinking is why I like to ride both a road bike and a mountain bike. Get to where you can bunny hop that thing over logs and around obstacles without getting radical enough to...
04-25-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,680
Posted By RH Clark

You are doing great brother. I think the most...

You are doing great brother. I think the most important thing about any training is to stress well, rest sufficiently, and get nutrition to build. You will advance as long as you do a little more...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,328
Posted By RH Clark

X2 on that, but cycling combined with strict diet...

X2 on that, but cycling combined with strict diet enabled me to lose 190lbs in less than 2 years.
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By RH Clark

I may try that happy stem first. I'm not exactly...

I may try that happy stem first. I'm not exactly uncomfortable and have only been riding the drop bars a few months. I liked them a lot at first compared to my Marlin 5 MTB bars with horns. I still...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,328
Posted By RH Clark

Let me tell you what I did. 2 years ago I weighed...

Let me tell you what I did. 2 years ago I weighed 360lbs and today I weigh 170lbs. Like you I wanted to start riding with my boy when I taught him. All I knew was that I needed a strong bike, and I...
Forum: Touring
04-22-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By RH Clark

Yes,and the Jones H Loop bars but I am drawn to...

Yes,and the Jones H Loop bars but I am drawn to the Nitto Choco because of the straighter center section which I feel will mimic the top of my drop bars more so than the other choices. I likely spend...
Forum: Touring
04-22-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By RH Clark

Cruiser bars on a Surly LHT ??

I've had my stock Surly LHT for a couple months now. This is my first long term experience with drop bars and find myself trying to sit upright and rest my neck and shoulders on rides longer than a...
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By RH Clark

Sorry,I meant to post in the classic ,not...

Sorry,I meant to post in the classic ,not appraisals section. I would really appreciate it if a moderator could move it for me.
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By RH Clark

Larger tires on a Trek 400

I picked up a Made In USA True Temper steel frame Trek 400 at a local thrift shop for $20. It's pretty cool with an elliptical up front and Deore rear derailleur with indexed down tube shifters. I...
04-18-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By RH Clark

I appreciate the advice. I was just looking for...

I appreciate the advice. I was just looking for something cheap that might work. I'll look into the Karves. I don't know anything about tires so all advice is appreciated.
04-18-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By RH Clark

I think maybe I'll try a set of Kenda commuter...

I think maybe I'll try a set of Kenda commuter 28mm tires at about $21 each unless anyone has a better suggestion. Not as big as I would like but I think very likely to fit. The bike was a hoot for...
04-18-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks for the input. The size on the actual tire...

Thanks for the input. The size on the actual tire is 700X38c. I knew the wheel needed to be fully seated in the drop outs. I was only playing with it to give me a better idea of what might work. I...
04-18-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By RH Clark

True Temper frame Trek 400 larger tire advice

Picked up an older frame Trek 400 steel frame road bike for $20 at a thrift store a couple months back. It had 700c x25mm tires that had bad dry rot. I did ride the bike and it is fairly cool with an...
02-28-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,758
Posted By RH Clark

So far it works for me. When I started...

So far it works for me. When I started intermittent fasting ,I would feel like I needed food a lot sooner than I do now. I always carry good quality carbs though and would eat if I felt like I needed...
02-28-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,706
Posted By RH Clark

All I want to say is that you can't out train a...

All I want to say is that you can't out train a poor diet, and proper rest and recovery gets even more critical as you age.
02-28-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,758
Posted By RH Clark

I do most of my rides in a fasted state. I have...

I do most of my rides in a fasted state. I have only done 20-40 mile rides on gravel however. I intermittent fast every day for about 22 hours and only consume calories for 2 hours every...
02-26-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,238
Posted By RH Clark

I'm afraid that's true. From my research so far...

I'm afraid that's true. From my research so far ,a whole foods plant based diet with occasional locally raised or caught protein is the diet that has worked best keeping humans healthy all around the...
02-26-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,238
Posted By RH Clark

Then just keep on eating what you think is...

Then just keep on eating what you think is healthy. That's all I'm telling anyone to do ,but educate yourself as much as you can, and don't assume every bit of information you pull of the web is in...
02-26-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,238
Posted By RH Clark

When I studied Keto ,I learned that there is a...

When I studied Keto ,I learned that there is a healthy kind of Keto and what's called dirty Keto. Dirty Keto would be all kinds of processed meats and dairy. Basically dirty Keto is just all the junk...
02-26-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,238
Posted By RH Clark

The more I educate myself, the more I do consider...

The more I educate myself, the more I do consider many processed food ingredients poison. I don't want to eat any ingredients I can't pronounce. If you can look at a candy bar and consider it good...
02-26-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,238
Posted By RH Clark

I've been on a 2 year mission to learn what the...

I've been on a 2 year mission to learn what the healthiest diet for humans is. During that time I've lost 160 lbs. I think Keto can initially help people who are obese to drop weight initially but...
02-26-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,680
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks my friend. I should have mentioned that I...

Thanks my friend. I should have mentioned that I quit the pain meds on day one and the blood pressure meds when I no longer needed them. My BP is perfect now and no knee or back pain to speak of. I...
02-26-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,680
Posted By RH Clark

Congrats on a new lease on life my friend! I've...

Congrats on a new lease on life my friend! I've got a story very similar to yours. When I turned 50 I had a real awakening to my life and health up till that point. I had to come to terms with how...
02-24-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,266
Posted By RH Clark

It's a mind set thing. A materialistic mind is...

It's a mind set thing. A materialistic mind is looking for the "thing" to make them happy. A person freed from materialism will find joy in any "thing".

I'm a gun guy too but I'm trading a S&W...
02-24-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By RH Clark

One of the best anti inflammatory things you can...

One of the best anti inflammatory things you can do is to let your body have at least 12 hours every day without a single calorie of any kind. It lets your body go into a clean up mode. Concerning...
02-23-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By RH Clark

Your overall health includes many factors. Diet...

Your overall health includes many factors. Diet and exercise are absolutely key, but so is rest, recovery, sleep patterns, stress, or environmental factors.

www.nutritionfacts.org...
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks guys. I had a possible trade deal going...

Thanks guys. I had a possible trade deal going and panicked a little over size decisions. I've done some measurements and learned a bit more now. The 60cm Surly is real close to my Trek MTB now in...
02-22-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By RH Clark

I'll be 52 in May. I only started cycling a few...

I'll be 52 in May. I only started cycling a few months after I turned 50. I've been through a complete body transformation. I've lost 160lbs, basically half my body weight as a result of trying to...
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By RH Clark

The whole drop bar thing has me left scratching...

The whole drop bar thing has me left scratching my head. I've been through this huge body transformation and lost half my body weight. It's been difficult to learn what fits me. I've owned 3 Trek...
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By RH Clark

Thing is I'm inexperienced enough that I might...

Thing is I'm inexperienced enough that I might not even know it's too big for 4 months. I plan on riding it before I buy it but I'm not sure if I can tell much. I got on a 59cm Schwinn Voyager for a...
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By RH Clark

Will a 60cm LHT fit me?

I found a Surly LHT within a couple hours drive of me but I'm a newby on frame sizes. It's a 60cm frame. That makes the stand over 33.3". I ride a Schwinn now with the same stand over height without...
02-18-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By RH Clark

Appreciate it. It's got one spot of rust at the...

Appreciate it. It's got one spot of rust at the name on the top bar, left side. Guy is super nice and even has an extra set of gears for it and the original owners manual.
02-17-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By RH Clark

Appreciate it man. There's a Co-Op type shop...

Appreciate it man. There's a Co-Op type shop about 2 hours drive from me where I can dig through boxes of parts for real cheap. I may sell the 400 when the new wears off. It needs tires and tubes in...
02-17-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By RH Clark

Not real sure on stand over height except that I...

Not real sure on stand over height except that I have a cruiser style bike that has a 33" top bar measurement from the ground to the top of the bar. I can stand flat footed over it but it's up tight...
02-17-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By RH Clark

Appreciate it. My thought was to purchase it...

Appreciate it. My thought was to purchase it basically for the bags and rack which I could use later even if I buy something a lot newer but I have no real idea what the bags and rack are worth. I...
02-17-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By RH Clark

Takara Challenge 590 info and advice please

Hey guys, I am wanting to get into touring. So far I have only ridden mountain bikes and spent very little time with road bikes or drop bars. I ran up on this bike and am scheduled to buy it for...
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