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12-05-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,312
Posted By margoC

I hate the heat

I guess it depends on where you live but it doesn't get that cold here. Summers are suffocating, I'm already dreading the summer.
12-01-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By margoC

Turning out to be a non issue

I looped the cord around the rack and hooked it to itself, it works quite well.

If in the future I need an attachment point I'll probably use metal strapping or a small hose clamp.

I am...
11-30-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,835
Posted By margoC

I almost got rid of this thing. I'm glad I...

I almost got rid of this thing. I'm glad I didn't, it's great for errands and cruising the neighborhood. I'm too decrepit for road riding anymore but I've rediscovered the joys of riding for fun and...
11-30-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By margoC

That's a great idea! Thanks!

That's a great idea! Thanks!
11-30-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By margoC

Yeah, I figured I could add something, I just...

Yeah, I figured I could add something, I just don't understand why so many racks don't come with a spot already.
11-30-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By margoC

My temporary solution

Is to loop the bungee around the rack tubing then attach the hook to on of the plastic tabs on the pannier. Not quite as quick but seems secure. I guess I'll find out tomorrow when I go to the store.
11-30-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By margoC

Mounting panniers on new rack

I just installed my new ibera bike rack on my bike. I'm also going to get some grocery panniers but right now I want to use my old sun panniers that hook over the sides of the rack, then hook on the...
11-30-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,155
Posted By margoC

I used to get sooo many flats

back when I was car free. I could fix a flat quick, it came as natural as breathing. Since I didn't have a car it only made sense to fix it then and there.

I regularly walk 4 miles, just did it...
11-29-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By margoC

Yeah, I'm pretty fortunate that I live where I...

Yeah, I'm pretty fortunate that I live where I can enjoy simple cruising on my bike, it wouldn't work in some places I've lived in the past. I lived in Beaufort SC back in the late 70's through the...
11-28-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By margoC

Am I a cruiser?

I gave up cycling for a long time because my injuries wouldn't let me enjoy riding a traditional bike comfortably. It took me many bikes to figure out it wasn't the bike, it was me.

I can't hold...
11-27-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By margoC

I'm going with this. I just had some shimano revo...

I'm going with this. I just had some shimano revo shifts replaced with thumbies. I find them an awkward way to shift even when they work well.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,904
Posted By margoC

Mine is a specialized exhibition . . .

. . . not the vintage. I got it over 10 years ago and didn't ride it much. After a riding a beach cruiser and discovering it help my knee I decided to brush it off and ride it again.

I have all...
11-25-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By margoC

I got my bike back!!!

I took it to the LBS and had them put thumbies on and a tune up. It's like a new bike! They couldn't get 7 speed but the 8 speed with integrated brake levers works great, I don't care about the...
11-24-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By margoC

I've been perusing the utility folder, I live...

I've been perusing the utility folder, I live close enough to the places I need to go that would make that a fun option. I did that in my youth when I lived car free by choice.

Anything to get...
11-24-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By margoC

​​​​​​ Now that you mention it you might be...

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Now that you mention it you might be right. I'm not sure when it would have been removed though, we did have new cables, handlebars and stem put in a long time ago because spouse was...
11-23-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By margoC

Walk on crutches

I had a foot operation when I was 35, walking on crutches gave me freaky abs.

Back when I rode a road bike all clipped in I developed pretty good abs from pulling up when I pedaled.

Im 63 and...
11-23-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By margoC

Thank you

I'll tend to that when I get my other bike on the road. Maybe the LBS has one laying around.

That's how the bike came though. I would feel better with something between the locknut and bearing.
11-23-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By margoC

Wow thanks!

Y'all are fast! When I searched for those pliers I found the information that some of the older headsets are just like that.

I looked in my toolbox and I think I have several options should I...
11-23-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By margoC

I thought it seemed a tad loose

It may be the stem though. I thought I would check it and noticed no flat on race.

It's an old bike, it really hasn't been ridden much and I don't think the headset has ever been serviced. I've...
11-23-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By margoC

Headset bearing with no flats

How does one go about adjusting a headset like this. It's on an old mongoose hilltopper. The top big nut has flats but I don't see a way to turn the bearing race, it doesn't appear to have flats for...
11-23-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By margoC

Wow that's pretty simple!

I guess the shape of the bike frame would be irrelevant?

I have quite a few boards and deck screws around, that's why my first thought was making a board brace.
11-22-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By margoC

Rack for pick-up

I apologise if this is the wrong forum but I was unsure where to post it.

I have a "comfort" bike with a awkward frame shape and would like to use my truck to take it and my repurposed mountain...
11-19-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,972
Posted By margoC

Oh forgot

Congratulations on retirement. I retired from medical microbiology in March right before it got serious. Our administrator changed and there were a lot of shenanigans, unethical practices, and unsafe...
11-19-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,972
Posted By margoC

It varies

Sometimes little tweaks to the saddle adjustment helps. Sometimes a new seat helps. A few weeks wouldn't be unusual. If it's just as uncomfortable after that I would definitely start tweaking.
11-17-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By margoC

I had it, plus a torn labrum, plus arthritis and...

I had it, plus a torn labrum, plus arthritis and some other stuff. Before the arthroscopy I had a nerve block. Doc came in and held my arm, I thought he was just looking at he. He moved it around and...
11-16-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,235
Posted By margoC

I had knee replacement too

And a bunch of other ortho issues. I used to put a lot of miles on a road bike but I can't really ride like that anymore and I gave it up a decade or so ago. I got a comfort/hybrid but never got into...
11-15-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,848
Posted By margoC

Update

I've not had a problem since I got some real kmc links. I still don't see the advantage, I wouldn't leave a chain tool at home assuming everything would go smoothly with the quick link. The wire...
11-14-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 167,644
Posted By margoC

Mongoose hilltopper

Put some different handlebars and stem, now it's my neighborhood cruiser. Still need to get some grips, I just taped the old ones back on for testing....
11-14-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By margoC

I have a 7 speed, it may be a freewheel. To be...

I have a 7 speed, it may be a freewheel. To be honest I don't work on bikes enough to know the difference. A lot of the specs on the internet are wrong about a few things, on this model,v I guess...
11-13-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By margoC

Thanks for the suggestions.

I put the new handlebars on spouses bike, it has thumb shifters. They were much easier than the grip shifts I have even though they loosened up a bit. Before I changed the bars the thumb shifters...
11-12-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By margoC

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is with new seat and pedals.
11-12-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By margoC

Shimano revo twist grips problem

I have arthritis in my hands so the twist grips aren't that great when they work. But the right one to my rear cassette/derailleur seemed excessively stiff.

I wanted to isolate the problem so I...
11-09-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,942
Posted By margoC

Have you ever enjoyed cycling?

What made you decide to do it?

As for me, I always loved it. When I got older I got my first "real" bike. I became a hard core roadie. It was the only legitimate way to cycle as far as I was...
11-08-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 167,644
Posted By margoC

This thread has been inspirational.

I have an old mongoose hilltopper that I'm transforming for my spouse. I'll post a pic later at some point.

I want to get the fit right before I get fancy and make it pretty. We had already put...
11-08-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,848
Posted By margoC

I did get a new one for one bike, but I...

I did get a new one for one bike, but I accidentally mixed up the master link with the pile I got with the pliers.

The other chain doesn't need replacing, I just wanted to clean it.

I got some...
11-06-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,848
Posted By margoC

I've decided to get kmc links and try again. Both...

I've decided to get kmc links and try again. Both of my chains are older thick ones, I'm not really worried about a break, I've never had that happen before.

But I'm not going to be the only one...
11-06-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,848
Posted By margoC

That probably would have helped.

That probably would have helped.
11-06-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,848
Posted By margoC

I used the recommended one but I tried them all...

I used the recommended one but I tried them all just to see. The links didn't "click" together on any of them .
11-06-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,848
Posted By margoC

I asked the shop about the one time pin. These...

I asked the shop about the one time pin. These are some older bikes that have older chains and weren't ridden a lot before they sat in the garage. The chain on the specialized was fine, just a little...
11-05-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,848
Posted By margoC

I wasn't having luck using the plyers to spread...

I wasn't having luck using the plyers to spread them apart. Maybe I need better pliers.

I have the links that have one pin one each plate instead of two pins on one plate.

I would rather use...
11-05-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,848
Posted By margoC

And yes I'm using the big hole first and trying...

And yes I'm using the big hole first and trying to make the link spread and lock. Not sure if I made that clear. I'm probably not using the correct terminology.
11-05-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,848
Posted By margoC

What kind of sorcery are master links?!

Back when I actually worked on my bike you used a chain breaker. Easy peezy. Never had a problem.

So I decide to remove the chains on my two bikes. One has a master link. I get it off easy enough...
11-01-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,017
Posted By margoC

Even though I'm small . . .

I need a wider Q. My right foot has always pointed out somewhat. I've always had to adjust my cleats at the maximum angle to pedal comfortably.

Fast forward 15 years. I now no longer ride a road...
10-22-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 556
Posted By margoC

Dupe never mind

Never mind. Got carried away. Word salad. Delete please.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,279
Posted By margoC

I'd like to do something like that to my jamis...

I'd like to do something like that to my jamis nova!
07-03-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,515
Posted By margoC

Around here if you want something other than a...

Around here if you want something other than a strick road bike (a more touring geometry) you are directed towards the comfort bikes. There is no grey area. Sure they make them, somewhere. I don't...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,974
Posted By margoC

Yeah, my commute is short and it's easier to ride...

Yeah, my commute is short and it's easier to ride my bike than to walk, esp with my knees.

You really have to put some effort into riding to make it an exercise.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By margoC

The look like the locks that are sold with guns....

The look like the locks that are sold with guns. I have a whole box of them.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,552
Posted By margoC

I used to believe that more accidents happen on...

I used to believe that more accidents happen on mups and sidewalks but it seems like all the accident threads are about accidents on the road. I know around here all the deaths are road riders.

I...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By margoC

Thanks for the tip!

Thanks for the tip!
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