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10-28-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,762
Posted By johnu

Townie’s been off my recommended list since Trek...

Townie’s been off my recommended list since Trek removed the front suspension. I have two with suspensions and added seats with suspensions and a Suntour suspensionseat post. They are the ultimate...
06-02-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By johnu

HP Pedelec question for owners

What are the internal measurements for the battery box(s) on the sides?
How do they attach...two bolts to the frame?
Extra points for a photo of your lid open to see the battery setup and how it...
04-11-18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By johnu

I had a '77 Super Mirage in the same color.

I had a '77 Super Mirage in the same color.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 33,814
Posted By johnu

Question: On a 18 mile ride, my Garmin Edge 20...

Question: On a 18 mile ride, my Garmin Edge 20 runs about one mile+ less then my friends Strava on his iphone. Why are they so far apart?
01-31-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By johnu

Look up a Specialized seat called "The Cup" for...

Look up a Specialized seat called "The Cup" for $50.00 Resembles a tractor seat that supports all your butt.
01-28-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,824
Posted By johnu

My 30" was delivered yesterday. First though is...

My 30" was delivered yesterday. First though is maybe I should have ordered a 60" for locking two bikes together. Got it figured out at the cafe. Their rack is in plain view of outdoor customers...
01-25-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,824
Posted By johnu

Ordered a 30" from Amazon. Will be here in two...

Ordered a 30" from Amazon. Will be here in two days!
12-24-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 30,366
Posted By johnu

Great reports! Merry Christmas. I'm hoping to...

Great reports! Merry Christmas. I'm hoping to get clearance from physical therapist in January to hit the pathways of PHX.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,741
Posted By johnu

I'll be adding one at some point when I sell off...

I'll be adding one at some point when I sell off a few motorcycles and have a spot to park it. I don't have the best knees and will need an assist to participate on long rides.
11-10-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,261
Posted By johnu

I mount two bikes on a sheet of plywood with two...

I mount two bikes on a sheet of plywood with two quick releases in the back of my Honda Odyssey. I can get them out and ready to ride as quick as my pals using racks. :thumb:
11-10-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,727
Posted By johnu

Good Reading. I fell off a ladder, detaching two...

Good Reading. I fell off a ladder, detaching two tendons. I had surgery 4 weeks ago, just saw the Doc today and 2 weeks more of the sling then light rehab. 3 months before any light lifting. I...
11-07-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,271
Posted By johnu

Good grief how are you now? I'm sitting here...

Good grief how are you now?

I'm sitting here with my arm in a sling for three weeks now. I fell off a ladder and tore two tendons off the bone. I could not raise my arm past my nose. 3 more...
09-03-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 30,366
Posted By johnu

Wow, great write up and photo's! Your pictures...

Wow, great write up and photo's! Your pictures remind me how much I'm missing the great AZ sites but the riding here in MN is much cooler. I'll be out to visit in a couple of weeks and swing the...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-30-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,770
Posted By johnu

Take the light rail from the Mall of America to...

Take the light rail from the Mall of America to Minnehaha Falls/Vetrans Home. Head east to the river and ride north to the Greenway and ride west to Lake Calhoun. Ride south and connect left to...
07-15-17, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By johnu

Townie 21d owner here. It's a "before Trek"...

Townie 21d owner here. It's a "before Trek" edition with the suspension fork. The bike gets lighter with every pound I loose. The fork sucks up the road undulations that caused my arms to go numb...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,371
Posted By johnu

My wife and I use "da brim" for comfort riding. ...

My wife and I use "da brim" for comfort riding. They attach around your helmet like a sombrero.
Forum: Recumbent
05-11-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,187
Posted By johnu

Townie is the best ride I've found for my knees. ...

Townie is the best ride I've found for my knees. 15-20 mile rides are my norm!
05-11-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,762
Posted By johnu

That actually kept me off the buyers list. I...

That actually kept me off the buyers list. I love my Townie 21D for it's front forks soaking up road undulations instead of jolting my hands and fore arms.
05-07-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By johnu

Best wishes for dads recovery! My ...

Best wishes for dads recovery!

My ex-neighbor stopped my. His wife is in a nursing home with dementia at only 69 yrs of age. No LTCI. He's facing financial ruin paying nursing home costs for...
05-01-17, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By johnu

I've heard of hospitals not letting you in if you...

I've heard of hospitals not letting you in if you don't have insurance. The ambulance drivers know the ones and will take you to the one that will accept you.
05-01-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By johnu

Bendopolo, How's dad now? Good grief what a...

Bendopolo,
How's dad now?
Good grief what a mess. Sat him in a ambulance for 5 hours out side your house!!!!

My wife and I took out policies a few years back and even thought it hurts to...
04-28-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By johnu

Yup, my findings also! :thumb:

Yup, my findings also! :thumb:
04-27-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,408
Posted By johnu

We decided to be debt free and have me quit at 60...

We decided to be debt free and have me quit at 60 (live off my cash until 65) and my wife works winters at a Phoenix location her employer has and Summer's at the mothership in MN. Her job is...
04-16-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 30,366
Posted By johnu

Great reports as always. My wife and I purchased...

Great reports as always. My wife and I purchased a townhouse on the bike trail along Silverado Golf Course at Hayden Rd/Indian Bend. Had to go back "north" for a month but will be back mid May for...
Forum: Touring
02-11-17, 11:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,894
Posted By johnu

I second that!

I second that!
Forum: Commuting
01-29-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,714
Posted By johnu

That's the best description I've heard yet! I...

That's the best description I've heard yet! I agree!!! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
01-04-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,714
Posted By johnu

I love my Suntour NCT :thumb:

I love my Suntour NCT :thumb:
12-28-16, 11:27 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 30,366
Posted By johnu

Thanks for your photo diaries. I'll be arriving...

Thanks for your photo diaries. I'll be arriving in PHX this weekend and an looking forward to re-riding many of your photo sites!
11-28-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,358
Posted By johnu

We'll always live in MN, but winter in warm...

We'll always live in MN, but winter in warm places. Phoenix is our favorite right now. By renting for 2-3 months we can try out a different area every winter if we wish.
11-28-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 443,208
Posted By johnu

60 yrs here. His and her Townies work fine for...

60 yrs here. His and her Townies work fine for our bodies.
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/juturtle/IMG_5271_zpsbsvcszte.jpg...
11-17-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,845
Posted By johnu

I have a Brooks B67 at 205mm wide. I wanted...

I have a Brooks B67 at 205mm wide. I wanted something wider (I sit upright on a Townie). I found Gyes GS-12 at 250mm wide. Loved it within 5 feet of getting on it...... $80. Looks like the one...
11-17-16, 11:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,315
Posted By johnu

I'm with Lou, My wife and I love our Townies...

I'm with Lou, My wife and I love our Townies with the feet forward design they use. This was reinforced recently when we rented some "beach cruisers". The rentals were upright but they felt very...
11-16-16, 11:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,571
Posted By johnu

Correct. It's called "turns". Doesn't matter if...

Correct. It's called "turns". Doesn't matter if your talking porkchops or thumb tacks. Every square foot of the showroom needs to make a profit.
11-13-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,626
Posted By johnu

Okay.....new favorite for upright cycling. I had...

Okay.....new favorite for upright cycling. I had been using a B67, I saw reference to a Geyes 12. It is wider and after a quick 10 mile warm up....I'm loving the extra width in the butt end. I...
11-06-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 30,366
Posted By johnu

Great ride report! Thanks

Great ride report!
Thanks
11-03-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,626
Posted By johnu

Here's mine with the B67. I did "tie" the middle...

Here's mine with the B67. I did "tie" the middle of the saddle by drilling two holes on each side. :thumb:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/juturtle/IMG_6781_zpspge14peo.jpg...
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By johnu

The price has come down to $800 Road bike...

The price has come down to $800
Road bike "survivor" 1979 Motobecane Team Champion (http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/bik/5854540872.html)
10-31-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,626
Posted By johnu

Ditto, 210 lbs, I sit upright on the seat which...

Ditto, 210 lbs, I sit upright on the seat which is tilted high in the front.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By johnu

File down the "roof" of the left arm for more...

File down the "roof" of the left arm for more clearance. The right arm looks fine.
10-19-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,177
Posted By johnu

I've had both of my knees "scoped". The doctor...

I've had both of my knees "scoped". The doctor said the "rice krispys" is arthritis which he cleaned out when he was snipping off tears in the ligaments. The rice krispys are returning 5 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By johnu

I'm with you. I use a Brooks B67 on an Electra...

I'm with you. I use a Brooks B67 on an Electra Townie in an upright riding position with the front of the seat angled up.
10-17-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 30,366
Posted By johnu

Great posts! Thanks for sharing. I rode a lot...

Great posts! Thanks for sharing. I rode a lot of those trails last winter doing the "snowbird" thing near South Mountain. This winter I'll be next to the canal trail in Scottsdale and Hayden Rd...
Forum: Foo
10-11-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,783
Posted By johnu

How many have see a person on oxygen.....smoking...

How many have see a person on oxygen.....smoking at the same time. Yes, we all have.
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
Posted By johnu

My Doc said after "scoping" both, that knees that...

My Doc said after "scoping" both, that knees that they love pedaling and swimming. I can tell when I'm needing to pickup the riding.
Forum: Touring
10-03-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,512
Posted By johnu

Back in the early 80's I purchased shorts from...

Back in the early 80's I purchased shorts from Nasbar that had a thick towel like lining, probably all cotton. They were great for everyday "Commando" wearing. I figure they are old school and no...
10-01-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,567
Posted By johnu

Thanks, Good to know. We're staying next to the...

Thanks, Good to know. We're staying next to the canal in The Colony of Scottsdale this season. I run two in the front and one large red in the back of our bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,137
Posted By johnu

The snowmobile market held a "snow check" period...

The snowmobile market held a "snow check" period in the spring for the consumer to order what they wanted for fall delivery with a factory rebate called the snow check. They would hold consumer...
09-29-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,567
Posted By johnu

I visit Drlogik's state of AZ in the winter...

I visit Drlogik's state of AZ in the winter months and am disbelief with all the riders we see ascending South Mountain at sunset. They are riding up a narrow winding mountain road with no lights!!!...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,137
Posted By johnu

Well put! Workers need to produce or they are a...

Well put! Workers need to produce or they are a drag. I've retired after 30 years of straight commision sales. Unless I made something happen, I did not get paid.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-16, 02:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,137
Posted By johnu

Margin is what pays all our wages. No matter...

Margin is what pays all our wages. No matter what line of work you are in. Your employer is marking up his prices to cover paying you.
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