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01-23-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By taylorgeo

Wow, some great info here. Would NOT feel...

Wow, some great info here. Would NOT feel comfortable truing my five-month-old Electra Townie 7D and "testing it" with my Clyde frame, so I definitely like the idea of getting an old wheel and...
01-22-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By taylorgeo

Truing

As a relatively new rider with limited repair skills (changing a tube/tire and adjusting v-brakes), any suggestions for learning how to true a wheel?
01-13-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By taylorgeo

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/electra-b...

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/electra-bikes/townie/townie-original-7d-step-thru/p/28080/

https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/2021-stinson-1
01-13-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By taylorgeo

Headlight/Tail Light Steady or Flash?

What is your preference?
01-12-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,082
Posted By taylorgeo

Started riding this bike at 350 lbs. 5 months...

Started riding this bike at 350 lbs. 5 months ago, no wheel/spoke issues whatsoever thus far.
Able to put a foot down on the pavement while seated (a very secure feeling) and still get proper...
01-08-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 234,712
Posted By taylorgeo

Yeah, definitely a rental. He did bring his own...

Yeah, definitely a rental. He did bring his own saddle!

I guess the bike was made in China.
01-08-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 234,712
Posted By taylorgeo

Anyone know what brand of bike this is? ...

Anyone know what brand of bike this is?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/636x1009/6d3f93d42cbdc5415db509e2aa858425_4a7e1c64d639c151357ecceebb9446f2bbcb4efc.jpg
01-08-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By taylorgeo

Some great options here! Thanks so much!

Some great options here! Thanks so much!
01-03-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By taylorgeo

High Visibility Jacket

Can someone recommend an inexpensive high visibility jacket (or maybe a vest) in a 3XL? I bike mainly in dry weather, 35-45 degrees...

Thanks.
12-13-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By taylorgeo

Thanks for the info... Would the Tektro...

Thanks for the info... Would the Tektro dual-pivot brakes fit on my bike? Tire width is 2.00"... Wouldn't mind more stopping power (and less ride-to-ride tweaking) considering I'm a super Clyde.

...
12-12-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By taylorgeo

Tighten up the cables at the pinch bolt, correct?...

Tighten up the cables at the pinch bolt, correct? I should take a pic of the pads, cause I'm not even sure just how worn they are. Is it possible to get more lever pull over time without the pads...
12-12-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By taylorgeo

A "spongy" feeling

As I wear down the pads on my linear pull brakes, the levers are getting closer and closer to the grips when I brake. I'm getting a sorta "spongy" feeling.

What adjustments should I be making to...
11-23-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By taylorgeo

My Electra Townie has 26" x 2.0" tires. I keep...

My Electra Townie has 26" x 2.0" tires. I keep them at 50psi to reduce the risk of pinch flats.

Though I'm a Super Clyde (315 lbs.), maybe I can reduce the psi a bit to get a more comfortable ride?
11-17-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By taylorgeo

Think I will pick up this Connex. They make a...

Think I will pick up this Connex. They make a link for a 7-speed, which is what I ride. Though I would like to learn how to use the chain tool on my multi-tool one day. Thanks for all the help. Much...
11-17-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By taylorgeo

Here's a pic of my multi-tool, it says it has a...

Here's a pic of my multi-tool, it says it has a chain tool. Will I still need the breaker as well as the pliers for getting it to lock?

...
11-17-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By taylorgeo

​​​​​​​A worthwhile addition to a repair kit?

How difficult is it to use one of these if a chain should break while out on the road/trail?

...
11-15-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By taylorgeo

This might be perfect: ...

This might be perfect:
https://youtu.be/9OvvycTWMi8
11-11-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By taylorgeo

That was it. Used a rubber band as a shim thanks...

That was it. Used a rubber band as a shim thanks to a great Park Tool tutorial. Say that three times fast.

Thank you!
11-10-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By taylorgeo

Squeaky Front Brake

Have around 500 miles on a new Electra Townie 7D. Rims are double-wall alloy, and the brakes are cold-forged alloy linear-pull.

As I mentioned, only the front brake squeaks. Any suggestions on how...
11-08-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By taylorgeo

I think "Black Ice" is just an idiom. Though a...

I think "Black Ice" is just an idiom. Though a potentially dangerous one.
11-05-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,571
Posted By taylorgeo

Proposition 65 Warnings

I've noticed some manufactures of cycling apparel and gloves have Proposition 65 Warnings (https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov) on the label.

Does anyone avoid purchasing such apparel and gloves?
11-05-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,171
Posted By taylorgeo

Thanks for all the suggestions! Shelbyfv's rec...

Thanks for all the suggestions! Shelbyfv's rec was snot on. (Welcome back from Bikers Island, btw.)

Ended up going with this...
10-30-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,171
Posted By taylorgeo

[QUOTE=Notso_fastLane;21767686]Where do you live...

[QUOTE=Notso_fastLane;21767686]Where do you live and how cold does it get? How much rain/snow?

Will NOT be riding in rain or snow, and when it gets below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
10-30-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,171
Posted By taylorgeo

Winter Glove Recommendation

Thanks in advance!
10-27-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,090
Posted By taylorgeo

Picked up the "Pro" multi-tool. Thanks for the...

Picked up the "Pro" multi-tool. Thanks for the rec.
10-25-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By taylorgeo

Just used the Meiser. What a fantastic gauge,...

Just used the Meiser. What a fantastic gauge, extremely well built. Perfect timing as the temperature is dropping up here north of the wall.

Thanks!
10-25-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,090
Posted By taylorgeo

Hey, in what situation would you choose the...

Hey, in what situation would you choose the repair kit over replacing the tube while out on a ride? Can you also recommend a good multi-tool?

Thanks!
10-20-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,724
Posted By taylorgeo

Thanks for this! My Townie is pretty...

Thanks for this!

My Townie is pretty awesome. 200+ miles thus far...
10-20-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By taylorgeo

Just picked one up! Thanks!

Just picked one up! Thanks!
10-20-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By taylorgeo

Good point, but I already have a floor pump.

Good point, but I already have a floor pump.
10-19-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By taylorgeo

Tire Gauge Recommendation

Something not too expensive. Tires on my bike are 26" x 2.0", if that matters.

Thanks in advance!
09-15-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,724
Posted By taylorgeo

I see, good to know. Thanks!

I see, good to know. Thanks!
09-12-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,724
Posted By taylorgeo

Thanks! And very true... 90% is what you put in...

Thanks! And very true... 90% is what you put in your tummy.

Quick question: Since the cranks are so far forward, do you have any issues with your toes hitting the front tire when making turns?...
09-11-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By taylorgeo

Drumroll... I got the Electra Townie 7D! Pretty...

Drumroll... I got the Electra Townie 7D! Pretty anticlimactic at this point, but it was tough trying to find a suitable bike. This was the perfect blend of comfort, safety and durability, and it's...
09-11-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,724
Posted By taylorgeo

Drumroll... I got the Electra Townie 7D! Pretty...

Drumroll... I got the Electra Townie 7D! Pretty anticlimactic at this point, but it was tough trying to find a suitable bike. This was the perfect blend of comfort, safety and durability, and it's...
09-10-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By taylorgeo

I'm actually going to try one out tomorrow. Are...

I'm actually going to try one out tomorrow. Are the handlebars awkward? Seems like it would be easy to lose control of the bike.
09-08-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By taylorgeo

Vitus Bikes

Anyone know how good these bikes are? Spec/price ratio seems pretty amazing.

Can only buy them online though.

Vitus Bikes...
09-07-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By taylorgeo

Congrats on getting out there riding and losing...

Congrats on getting out there riding and losing the weight! That Salsa is a SWEET bike, but way out of my price range.

A few quick questions, if you don't mind:

What tires did you put on there...
09-04-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By taylorgeo

Wheel Diameter Clarification

Can a 27.5 and 650 wheel use the same size tire? And what about a 29 and 700?
09-02-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,297
Posted By taylorgeo

This is extremely informative, thanks so much. ...

This is extremely informative, thanks so much.

So the bottom of the seat post, ideally, would meet the green line (at a minimum) in the pic below:

...
08-31-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By taylorgeo

You've answered them perfectly, thanks! This is a...

You've answered them perfectly, thanks! This is a great forum to learn. Was just curious, when you're standing over the bar, how many inches of clearance do you have?
08-31-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By taylorgeo

Cool bike! A few questions, if you don't mind: ...

Cool bike! A few questions, if you don't mind:

What kind of seatpost is that? Two-bolt?
Thru-axle on the front fork?
Tire size/width?
And how's the standover height?

Again, very cool bike!
08-27-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By taylorgeo

Though you WILL find some fantastic information...

Though you WILL find some fantastic information from some fantastic members by clicking this link...
08-25-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,297
Posted By taylorgeo

Seatpost Minimum Insertion

Does a shorter seat-tube that requires a seatpost to be extended more have a greater chance of breaking under a heavy rider (350 lbs.)?


Specialized Rockhopper: 400mm Seat-Tube
...
08-22-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By taylorgeo

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x666/4cddhf_1e2b371373f58e42ebb7228cbaab4e4a098c421d.jpg
08-21-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By taylorgeo

Triangle or Trapezoid-ish?

I read that "triangles are the most rigid structural object known."

Being that the front of this Kona Dew frame is not technically a triangle, wouldn't it be stronger if the top and down tubes...
08-17-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By taylorgeo

I like buying my cell phone cases first, too.

I like buying my cell phone cases first, too.
08-17-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By taylorgeo

Saw this article (https://helmets.org/mips.htm)...

Saw this article (https://helmets.org/mips.htm) that mentioned one report of "possible scalp damage" and one report of "hair loss." Purely anecdotal, though.

Looks like MIPS is a go... but I'd...
08-16-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By taylorgeo

To MIPS or not to MIPS

Any downside to a MIPS helmet?
08-15-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By taylorgeo

Thanks for the info! Which suspension forks are...

Thanks for the info! Which suspension forks are more durable, coil or air?
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