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05-08-19, 08:46 PM
05-08-19, 08:19 PM
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Posted By acorn54

Best sitbone measurement done at home

while experimenting sizing my sit bones for a brooks on my bike, i came up with an idea that i'll pass along. the image one gets is remarkably similar to what i have seen
on the internet in x-ray...
04-18-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By acorn54

i had skipping on low end shimano cluster and was...

i had skipping on low end shimano cluster and was told on the buget models not uncommon when cluster is under pressure. i thought it was the new chain i put on. but this same thing always happen. i...
04-16-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,321
Posted By acorn54

wtb series, i have found to be for long ride...

wtb series, i have found to be for long ride comfort. they only cost 30 bucks. i have been using wtb sport v model.
Forum: Touring
10-03-18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,270
Posted By acorn54

i don't mean to confuse the op anymore than...

i don't mean to confuse the op anymore than necessary. a bike seat model that is rather inexpensive, but seems to work for alot of folks is the wtb speed v model, which you can check on amazon, for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,683
Posted By acorn54

it's not quite that simple. width is a dependent...

it's not quite that simple. width is a dependent variable in the realm of tires. if one has say schwalbe marathons, or armadillos that are 2 inches in width, no one would argue they are more prone to...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By acorn54

i can vouch for the road morph. plus the customer...

i can vouch for the road morph. plus the customer service is top notch. once i called them saying i needed to order a new hose assembly, as i broke the thumb lever that fastens the tire valve to the...
08-28-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By acorn54

all i know is that if the knobbys form an an...

all i know is that if the knobbys form an an indian arrowhead shape they are suppose to be pointing FORWARD, whether they are on the front or rear. this is to keep rolling resistance to a minimum. i...
08-28-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By acorn54

i just got a conti trail king for my bike....

i just got a conti trail king for my bike. however i see in the picture above, shows "made in china", so i wouldn't be surprised if there is some goof up (sorry i am not pc) the trail king i got...
03-28-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,382
Posted By acorn54

i am assuming the wheel has no shards of metal to...

i am assuming the wheel has no shards of metal to puncture the tube, especially, by where the tube valve hole is. if this is the case i would just purchase new tried and true rim strip and a new tube...
03-14-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,288
Posted By acorn54

i'll mention it to my dr. however she has known...

i'll mention it to my dr. however she has known me for many years and will probably write it off as me not feeling comfortable going at much faster speeds than i can feel negotiating safely.
03-13-17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,288
Posted By acorn54

i think we are all on the same page. we all have...

i think we are all on the same page. we all have valid reasons for doing what we do. personally i find it much more relaxing to use a bike and the bike trails to get from point a to point b. but...
03-13-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,288
Posted By acorn54

there is truth to what you say. it really is not...

there is truth to what you say. it really is not a conspiracy 2/3rds of the economy is the private consumer, so it is the lifeblood of our system that we keep up with the joneses.
03-11-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,288
Posted By acorn54

i don't know i guess it's just one's...

i don't know i guess it's just one's consciousness. when i talk to some people about the carbon footprint each of us have on this planet, some people i converse with say that they don't sense...
03-11-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,898
Posted By acorn54

as far as i am aware, as long as one is...

as far as i am aware, as long as one is contacting the bike saddle with one's SIT BONES everything should be fine.
i just adjust my seat until i reach contact solely with my sitbones , while in my...
03-11-17, 04:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,288
Posted By acorn54

food for thought. avoid my ignorance but how far...

food for thought. avoid my ignorance but how far from your domacile do you work? what is it that you feel better living far away from where you work.
03-10-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,055
Posted By acorn54

funny you should mention the seatpost, as that is...

funny you should mention the seatpost, as that is something i am having trouble tightening properly. i went to the park tools site and they have a chart of each part on a bike and how much it should...
03-10-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,055
Posted By acorn54

thanks for the info. i purchased the cheap torque...

thanks for the info. i purchased the cheap torque wrench, (icetoolz), because i don't have much experience working on bikes and my fasteners were repeatedly loosening, better to tighten them too...
03-10-17, 01:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,055
Posted By acorn54

i am no professional mechanic by any means and...

i am no professional mechanic by any means and have never used a torque wrench. i am waiting for my icetoolz torque wrench also. i watched a youtube video that said when using a torque wrench, only...
03-04-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,288
Posted By acorn54

i could not help myself, usually i bite my lip...

i could not help myself, usually i bite my lip and don't get into a pissing match with others, live and let live, dont be politically incorrect and criticize, that sort of thing. i read somewhere " i...
03-04-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,288
Posted By acorn54

i don't underestimate the mentality of people in...

i don't underestimate the mentality of people in our society. the fact that 1/3rd of working people don't live long enough to collect from the social security trust fund they paid into testifies to...
03-04-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,288
Posted By acorn54

thanks a bunch! i will pass it along to my...

thanks a bunch! i will pass it along to my brother who is a traveling salesman.
03-04-17, 02:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,288
Posted By acorn54

i always wondered how much of a persons money...

i always wondered how much of a persons money having a car consumes. i stopped using a car heavily in my thirties. however i always had economy cars. from what i recall it was one of my largest...
03-03-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By acorn54

yes, im newly involved in the mechanics of...

yes, im newly involved in the mechanics of bicycles so i see bike problems "in my soup" as the saying goes.
this is my first experience putting together my own bike and maintenance of it. i use to...
03-03-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By acorn54

sorry im not tech savy i meant my caliper...

sorry im not tech savy i meant my caliper measured 24 rivets in 12 inches. on a new bike chain there are 24 chain rivets per 12 inches as far as i am aware


Bicycle chain wear explained -...
03-03-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,644
Posted By acorn54

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&so...

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiyl7zTzLrSAhXq64MKHS12CvMQFggcMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2Ffunzie&usg=AFQjCNHFiZ9g9zr5g_AgNG...
03-03-17, 05:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,843
Posted By acorn54

looked over specs and description. some...

looked over specs and description. some unanswered questions. 1-front light VERY important to have adaquate light for the early darkness of winter, being on the roads during rush hour, leaving work....
03-03-17, 04:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,843
Posted By acorn54

there are a few here is the bike i purchased you...

there are a few here is the bike i purchased you should get a good idea of what makes a good tough bike at mimimal cost
i will take a look see at the beezer you mention and get back to you

here's...
03-03-17, 03:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,644
Posted By acorn54

fwiw, first off like i mentioned in another...

fwiw, first off like i mentioned in another thread, you want wheels with alot of metal (mountain bikes), if you get the 700c wheels and do any kind of riding you'll probably find yourself with broken...
03-03-17, 01:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,843
Posted By acorn54

my two cents. i have a fuji absolute 5.0 hybrid...

my two cents. i have a fuji absolute 5.0 hybrid 700c tires. i just bought a haymaker 1000 mountain bike. firstly wheels that come with low end bikes, EXCEPT for mountain bikes do not last long before...
03-02-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,811
Posted By acorn54

alot of good advice from actual experience here. ...

alot of good advice from actual experience here.
if you ride every day its a matter of survival that you get your act together.
also you get peace of mine. armadillos i here ALOT about as a good...
03-02-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By acorn54

okay i counted 24 rivets for 12 inches using my...

okay i counted 24 rivets for 12 inches using my micrometer, so that's that. for a brand new kmc chain z72 .
03-02-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By acorn54

i agree 100%

i agree 100%
03-02-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By acorn54

i am making a "list" before i contact...

i am making a "list" before i contact bikesdirect, however i won't expect much,as i just checked my newly installed kmc z72 narrow chain on my other bike, and it also reads stretch of ".50". the...
03-02-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By acorn54

just bought bike and chain worn out?!?

i bought my bike last week and just checked the chain wear, with the park chain wear tool. i was shocked to see the the tool measured ".50" on the tool gauge. i am curious if any other people have...
02-27-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,658
Posted By acorn54

maelochs thanks much for your wisdom. very...

maelochs
thanks much for your wisdom. very informative and generous to direct less experienced bike riders like myself in the right direction. i was in need of a bike sturdier and with wider tires...
02-26-17, 01:49 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,138
Posted By acorn54

a kickstand encourages bad habits, primarily not...

a kickstand encourages bad habits, primarily not locking the bike when not in use. if i am not with my bike then it should be locked up.
02-25-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,658
Posted By acorn54

i was convinced to purchase it based on the...

i was convinced to purchase it based on the review of martin horn aka funzie on you tube, who was/is a professional racer. i am only going to use it for pavement riding occasionally over some rough...
02-25-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,658
Posted By acorn54

i just purchased a haymaker 1000 mtn bike which i...

i just purchased a haymaker 1000 mtn bike which i believe originates (designed) in southern england or wales. i got it from bikes direct for 250 dollars. it has a lock out suspension that can be...
02-01-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By acorn54

to mention the obvious... try a different pair...

to mention the obvious... try a different pair of pads, or better yet sand down the pads
03-16-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,790
Posted By acorn54

i see your point. ighubs are maintenance free,...

i see your point. ighubs are maintenance free, for all practical purposes. the 650 dollar question for me is; how many miles would i get from a 8-gear igh, as fewer gears are impractical where i...
03-15-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,790
Posted By acorn54

yes that's another thing. i never had a bike with...

yes that's another thing. i never had a bike with a igh, but others have mentioned it costs a bit to overhaul/repair one of those, and what is the lifespan of a igh.
a rear derailleur only costs 25...
03-15-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,790
Posted By acorn54

gotcha.

gotcha.
03-15-16, 05:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,790
Posted By acorn54

i can see how it may be a good value. question....

i can see how it may be a good value. question. what about fixing a flat. A major headache with a nexus 8-speed hub. and doesn't one have to adjust the hub afterwards?
also you said wheelsets are...
03-15-16, 03:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,790
Posted By acorn54

Anyone have the scoop on Priority Bicycles?

Home page (http://www.prioritybicycles.com/)

above link to new bike mfr. from what i know it seems an attempt to stand out from the crowd.
uses nexus internal gear, uh oh.
pedal brakes
belt...
02-29-16, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By acorn54

from what little i know, the single biggest...

from what little i know, the single biggest upgrade and performance booster is the wheelset. very few bikes come with a decent wheelset. as of this moment the only bike that has all one needs and is...
02-28-16, 03:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,466
Posted By acorn54

i could never understand the push for selling...

i could never understand the push for selling road bikes. where i live in the now heavily populated suburbs, it is only stop and go traffic. one does not get to the high speeds that road bikes can...
02-27-16, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By acorn54

here is my take. from the knowledge that i have...

here is my take. from the knowledge that i have acquired from listening to martin horn who claims a combined total of over a half a million miles riding bikes and over a span of some 40 something...
02-19-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,192
Posted By acorn54

:thumb:

:thumb:
02-19-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,192
Posted By acorn54

a case of of me using words carelessly. i should...

a case of of me using words carelessly. i should not of assumed you would ,personally, call my bike a jalopy. i was attempting to add humor to the conversation, by calling my bike a jalopy, and...
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