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10-04-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By fritz1255

Dogs, again

Sorry if this has been discussed several times before, but.... What is the best way to deal with a dog that is chasing you? I live in a small town where some folks let their dogs wander, even...
07-12-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By fritz1255

Bike License

The focus of this thread is a little different than other "license" threads, but this is the only forum that I can see where this goes.
Several municipalities require that bikes have a license sort...
03-03-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,767
Posted By fritz1255

Didn't think of that, thanks! In any case, this...

Didn't think of that, thanks! In any case, this is the toughest one I have ever dealt with.
03-03-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,767
Posted By fritz1255

Thank goodness for this thread! I bought three...

Thank goodness for this thread! I bought three 27" wheels at a flea market, one of which had a really nice looking Shimano freewheel still attached. I had the same experience as the OP - none of my...
02-11-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By fritz1255

Fixing Flats

Okay, this is probably one of the most elementary procedures, but here goes. What type of patch will make a more or less permanent repair? I had a flat in my exercise bike tire the other day (how...
11-30-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,798
Posted By fritz1255

Dogs

I'm sure this has been covered a few times before, but here goes again. A couple of homeowners on my bike route have dogs that are often wandering around loose. Small, yappy dogs who will chase you...
09-21-17, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By fritz1255

Jubilee Sport. It was an EBay aquisition...

Jubilee Sport. It was an EBay aquisition indirectly. Don't know what year, but I will do some research.
09-20-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By fritz1255

Freewheel to Cassette Changeover?

When did this take place? I have an early 1980's (I think) Motobecane that has a cassette, but all my other bikes have freewheels. These were all "rescues" and I was not the original buyer, so I...
09-11-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By fritz1255

Bottom Bracket Tool?

I am doing some maintenance on a couple of bikes, including bottom bracket repacking. The bikes I have are older, maybe 80's & 90's. Most are "rescues" of some kind - yard sale or found on a junk...
09-10-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,453
Posted By fritz1255

Best Bike Repair Book?

My nomination is "anybody's bike book" by tom cuthbertson (no caps in the original book either). It has illustrations like the one shown. Sometimes illustrations are clearer than photos, this is...
08-30-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By fritz1255

If you could get some closeups of the front...

If you could get some closeups of the front sprockets and (cottered?) cranks, that might help
08-20-17, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By fritz1255

Actually I was looking to go the other way -...

Actually I was looking to go the other way - convert my present toe clip pedals into clipless, but I guess that would take a VERY specialized piece of hardware.
08-19-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By fritz1255

Bike Shoes

Been riding bikes for 50+ years, but have no experience with bike shoes or cleats. I have two road bikes with toe clips and a mountain bike with bare pedals. The only shoes I have that will...
07-13-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By fritz1255

Thank you, sloar, just what i was looking for!

Thank you, sloar, just what i was looking for!
07-13-17, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By fritz1255

Antique Tricycle

Okay, not a bicycle, it has three wheels. I have an antique child's tricycle that has been in my family for generations. Trying to find information on it. There is a website called "Tricycle...
Forum: Northeast
06-20-16, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By fritz1255

Paved Bike Trails is SE PA or northern DE?

I live in a rural area of southeastern PA. Lots of mountain biking trails, but very few good areas to ride road bikes. Most of the roads here are narrow and winding with little or no shoulders. ...
03-22-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By fritz1255

Toe-in on Brake Pads

Put some new brake pads on an old mountain bike with cantilever brakes. The old ones were almost petrified,and would not stop the bike very well. These are the type of pads where the post is not...
03-08-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By fritz1255

Thanks, folks - I think we can get something...

Thanks, folks - I think we can get something reasonable now!
03-08-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By fritz1255

I guess I just had price shock. Last time I...

I guess I just had price shock. Last time I bought wheels, it was for my 27" 1960's vintage 10 speed. New wheels were about $25 each at my local bike shop about 10 years ago. The bikes are...
03-08-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By fritz1255

Where to Buy 26" Wheels?

I have a couple of mountain bikes that I bought for next to nothing and fixed up. Each of them has a wheel that is so abused that I can't get it trued up. I can buy 26" wheels at my local bike shop...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,040
Posted By fritz1255

Yes, I think you are right. Components look...

Yes, I think you are right. Components look cheaper than ones in the pictures I have seen on the web. On the plus side, it is lighter than a typical department store bike, so it was worth saving.
Replies: 4
Views: 3,040
Posted By fritz1255

Made in Taiwan. This bike does not look like it...

Made in Taiwan. This bike does not look like it was owned by anyone who would have bothered to change out components, so I would guess they are original. One odd thing - it has a sticker on it that...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,040
Posted By fritz1255

Good grief, those are 26" wheels, I guess? That...

Good grief, those are 26" wheels, I guess? That thing belongs in a bicycle freak show! But seriously,the components on yours look nicer. The front sprockets on mine are steel rather than aluminum....
Replies: 4
Views: 3,040
Posted By fritz1255

Panasonic Mountain Cat 2500

My daughter and I were our for a jog along an old woods road about five years ago, and came upon an illegal dump site where someone had disposed of what looked like a pickup truck load of stuff. ...
03-07-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,113
Posted By fritz1255

Stupid question here perhaps, but how many of you...

Stupid question here perhaps, but how many of you even know the serial numbers of your bikes? The only one that I can attest to is my wife's bike, and that's because we bought it new, and the serial...
03-04-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,794
Posted By fritz1255

Just went through the same thing. I assumed she...

Just went through the same thing. I assumed she would want a comfort bike with large, thick padded seat. She did, until she compared weights. We ended up with a relatively light weight hybrid,...
02-28-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By fritz1255

Two bikes, which I still have. The first is a...

Two bikes, which I still have. The first is a massive single speed Schwinn Typhoon, which my parents bought for me in 1967 after much convincing. My parents were raised in the great depression, and...
02-28-15, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,008
Posted By fritz1255

Maybe only 18 months! And as for brand names,...

Maybe only 18 months! And as for brand names, the Schwinn website avoids mentioning where their bikes are made today, but it is not in Chicago! I believe the name and logo were purchased in a...
02-28-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,008
Posted By fritz1255

We ended up with a Trek 7.2 FX WSD, purchased at...

We ended up with a Trek 7.2 FX WSD, purchased at a local shop. What closed the deal was that the bike was due to go on sale in late March, and the guy gave us the sale price today. It also helped...
02-27-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By fritz1255

Your daughter will not like this, but the frame...

Your daughter will not like this, but the frame without the wheels can be put into the back seat, which will pad it nicely. Had to do that once when my parents picked me up from college, back when...
02-27-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,008
Posted By fritz1255

Um, yeah.... That's why we need to find a bike...

Um, yeah.... That's why we need to find a bike shop with a reasonable inventory. As I mentioned before, she returns 75%+ of all clothing she orders online, no way are we doing that with a bike. ...
02-26-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By fritz1255

And back to the original scope of this thread: ...

And back to the original scope of this thread: Due to a couple of injuries over the last couple of years, a lot of my exercise is now done on a stationary bike in a stand. I am using my old high...
02-25-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,008
Posted By fritz1255

OK, I'll check around the the local bike shops...

OK, I'll check around the the local bike shops again, but I'm not optimistic. I was looking at Dick's sporting goods because they have actual inventory of hybrid bikes, while the local shops usually...
02-25-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,008
Posted By fritz1255

Hybrid Bike for my Wife

Looking at buying a hybrid bike for my wife. She does not ride at all now, so not looking to make a $1000+ investment until I know she wants to do this on a regular basis. We have plenty of other...
04-16-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,258
Posted By fritz1255

To respond to some of the siller posts in...

To respond to some of the siller posts in response to my original post:

1) I really don't care what the road looks like to you from California, Michigan, or even Lancaster. I drive on that road...
04-12-13, 06:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,258
Posted By fritz1255

The only follow-up I have is that I have driven...

The only follow-up I have is that I have driven on the same road to work every day since, and have not seen the bicyclist and his child. I HOPE he got smart and didn't try it again. When I saw...
04-11-13, 05:26 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,258
Posted By fritz1255

True in the Delaware section, not in PA.

True in the Delaware section, not in PA.
04-10-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,258
Posted By fritz1255

I live in Pennsylvania, work in Delaware. The...

I live in Pennsylvania, work in Delaware. The observation happened in Pennsylvania.
04-10-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,258
Posted By fritz1255

Yeah, yeah, yeah, in a perfect world that road...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, in a perfect world that road would have a bike lane, and drivers would cheerfully slow down to 10 mph until it is safe to pass with a wide berth. We don't live in that world, we...
04-10-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,258
Posted By fritz1255

Child Endangerment?

I live in Pennsylvania, in a suburb of Wilmington, DE. It is a formerly rural area with narrow, winding roads with little or no shoulder. Former ox cart paths have been transformed into major...
01-23-13, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By fritz1255

Mountain Bike Sizes?

My road bike has a 24" frame, and I can just stand over it with the top tube between my legs. When I ride it, my legs are straight at the bottom of the crank rotation, which gives good leverage...
01-16-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By fritz1255

While I do not have a photographic memory, I do...

While I do not have a photographic memory, I do remember that the bottom bracket was overhauled, but I was not present when it was put back together. My "expectation" is that anyone who calls...
01-16-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By fritz1255

Yes, I suppose I could dedicate it as a trainer,...

Yes, I suppose I could dedicate it as a trainer, but sure would like to have it road worthy in case I want to take it out riding. My normal road bike is a newer Motobecane - much lighter, and the...
01-16-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By fritz1255

Headset is a non-issue until I try to ride it...

Headset is a non-issue until I try to ride it again - I don't dare until I see what's in there. Both wheels are new - old rear wheel bent by movers some years ago, and front one replaced more...
01-16-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By fritz1255

Beware the Basement Mechanic!

I have a 1960's vintage French bike that I have had since the late 60's, recently repurposed as an exercise bike on a trainer stand. The bike was used when I got it 45 years ago, and I paid one of...
01-14-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By fritz1255

Bottom Bracket Play?

Overhauled the bottom bracket on my 1960's vintage French bike yesterday. Lots of problems caused by ameteurish work done previously, but that's another story. How tight should the axle be? The...
01-11-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By fritz1255

Bench Mount Repair Stand?

Can anyone recommend a bench mounted repair stand? The ones from park Tools are (yikes!) about $165, over 3X what I want to spend. There are others on the market in my price range, but I have no...
01-11-13, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By fritz1255

And the winner is: cny-bikeman, the first to...

And the winner is: cny-bikeman, the first to recommend looking at the cotter pins. The left crank has a slight, but perceptible movement. Unfortunately, the cotter pin is all the way in, so there...
01-10-13, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By fritz1255

Pedal or Bottom Bracket?

I recently bought a bike training stand where the back axle clamps in and you pedal against resistance. The bike I use on this is my 1960's French ten speed that I got in junior high school. This...
06-22-12, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,140
Posted By fritz1255

Tire Rotation Direction?

Just got some new Panaracer (Panasonic) tires for my old Motobecane bike. The "tread" on these tires consists of v-shaped grooves that run longitudinally along the tire. Is there a direction I...
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