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07-03-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,505
Posted By BiciMan

Yes, at this time, it does make sense to fix up...

Yes, at this time, it does make sense to fix up our bikes, and for some, maybe sell them as well. Low supply has created a sellers' market, and it applies to us bicycle owners and sellers as well as...
07-03-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By BiciMan

Damn! Impressive, JT. It WAS hard to believe,...

Damn! Impressive, JT. It WAS hard to believe, though I don't really know what we're talking about, because I keep NO track of mileage and only eyeball-check regularly, especially each spring in my...
06-30-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 511,303
Posted By BiciMan

Hi, I'm replying separately to this post because...

Hi, I'm replying separately to this post because it is a separate and meaningful point. I'm considering selling a bike or two at this time for this sellers'-market reason. Consider selling now, but...
06-30-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 511,303
Posted By BiciMan

I own a 2013 Sirrus, Lady, and while Marin enjoys...

I own a 2013 Sirrus, Lady, and while Marin enjoys a good reputation, I don't value the change as worthwhile, BUT, a big reason is a personal aesthetic bias about hydraulic brakes on road or road-like...
06-30-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 511,303
Posted By BiciMan

Help, please. I tried to search the thread, but...

Help, please. I tried to search the thread, but got nowhere.

I have my 2013 Sirrus with the original 28cm tires. I want to replace them with a bigger tire and need to know how big I can go, based...
06-30-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 511,303
Posted By BiciMan

Nice bike, LM: looks new, though nubs do stay on...

Nice bike, LM: looks new, though nubs do stay on tires longer than we'd think. Nice complement to your Synapse too. Just need a bottle cage or two.
04-07-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By BiciMan

BB, you missed that his or her bike had been...

BB, you missed that his or her bike had been hanging from the rafters "for many years", after which s/he did the appropriate and necessary research. H/she avoided the risk by doing the research prior...
04-06-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By BiciMan

Looks good: One lead is that my (aluminum) '97...

Looks good: One lead is that my (aluminum) '97 Rockhopper is also equipped with GripShifters (which I love and also got on a second bike about 20 years later). Not sure what years Specialized might...
04-06-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Posted By BiciMan

Nice shopping story, Guy: Excellent, wise choice,...

Nice shopping story, Guy: Excellent, wise choice, and kudos to that shop owner who sized you up good and figured you'd know how to appreciate what he had in that used Scott. Enjoy your new ride.
(I...
04-06-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By BiciMan

Katsup makes good availability and...

Katsup makes good availability and bike-similarity points. FWIW, I still ride a 1997 Specialized Rockhopper, and prefer 26" for mountain biking/bikes. When I was shopping for a FS bike a few years...
04-06-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 808,772
Posted By BiciMan

Buen viaje, enjoy your new bike, and will we hear...

Buen viaje, enjoy your new bike, and will we hear about your Patagonia trip anywhere on these fora or elsewhere? Gracias.
04-06-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,494
Posted By BiciMan

Not an easy question, indeed. I like my 2013 BH...

Not an easy question, indeed. I like my 2013 BH bike very much and have never regretted buying it. On the other hand, a friend owns the same bike and his battery went bad a couple of years ago and...
04-06-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,748
Posted By BiciMan

Congratulations on your new-ride purchases!...

Congratulations on your new-ride purchases! Frankly, I think thieves will be much more likely to go after much more expensive and especially marketable bikes. But, I can see a cover being a barrier,...
04-06-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By BiciMan

I covet that/your bike, truly, though I still...

I covet that/your bike, truly, though I still like my manual Domane. BUT: I just ordered a new Honda PCX scooter for a fraction of the LT+'s cost, and even less than the +ALR cost. I'll keep coveting...
04-06-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By BiciMan

That was too easy... ;)

That was too easy... ;)
04-06-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,433
Posted By BiciMan

Good point: the worst bike accident I had -only...

Good point: the worst bike accident I had -only lasting injury, was caused by a rollerblader in 1998. Any crowded path is risky, on/for all bikes, and for all age groups. Heads up, be nice, and...
04-06-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,656
Posted By BiciMan

Ancheers are still at Amazon, and I seem to...

Ancheers are still at Amazon, and I seem to remember endorsements on this subforum as well.
04-06-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,485
Posted By BiciMan

Actually, my fab pic is the "first without the...

Actually, my fab pic is the "first without the body" one, (though I "liked" the prior one): I need to take more of this type.
04-06-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,485
Posted By BiciMan

Still have only my one electric. Two-year old pic...

Still have only my one electric. Two-year old pic -It's getting a new pair of shoes this month: Maxxis Holly Rollers. A new chain too....
04-06-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By BiciMan

Beautiful, thanks for this/these links. I want it...

Beautiful, thanks for this/these links. I want it to be a Raleigh, just from the NYT look, and I (really) can imagine only the famous logo on the headbadge on the "Spin along Bottle Alley" shot, The...
04-06-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,149
Posted By BiciMan

A suburbanite for sure, and the name fits. For...

A suburbanite for sure, and the name fits.
For the record, from a former Chicago resident and where I still visit and ride annually, at least (-except for 2020): Bicycling mag named Chicago the #1...
03-30-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,535
Posted By BiciMan

No: never liked the look and never had the need...

No: never liked the look and never had the need to fend off mud or dirt because I don't commute on my bikes. I ride the Trek DS regularly on rail-trails, but rarely in sloppy conditions,

Then...
03-30-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 511,303
Posted By BiciMan

Makes sense: consider a move when you have more...

Makes sense: consider a move when you have more experience and the difference is more obvious, evident, understandable to yourself. Most importantly, you won't miss two months of biking in Oxford...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,143
Posted By BiciMan

Color always matters: you want to like looking at...

Color always matters: you want to like looking at it every morning, afternoon, and evening, and photographing it regularly, starting today. I regret not buying a CAAD in Black Inc., but another vote...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 229,237
Posted By BiciMan

All the lettering/labeling turns me off more than...

All the lettering/labeling turns me off more than the red trim -a different taste here.
03-10-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,694
Posted By BiciMan

I changed over from Speedplays to MKS CT-lites...

I changed over from Speedplays to MKS CT-lites and strapless clips on my Rockhopper about 5 years ago and haven't looked back. Only my road bike still has Speedplays/clipless on it, and I may drop...
03-10-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By BiciMan

My rim-brake 1997 Rocks on: Three or four tire...

My rim-brake 1997 Rocks on: Three or four tire changes, one rim-brake change, and a chain-change is all it's required, besides regular maintenance. As with any used vehicle, it's maintenance and...
03-10-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By BiciMan

Here's a low-cost option I like: (MKS GR-9)...

Here's a low-cost option I like: (MKS GR-9) https://www.amazon.com/MKS-GR-9-Black-Use-Clips/dp/B00420ZE3W/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=MKS&qid=1606939913&sr=8-5&th=1
And I've just ordered these that...
03-10-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By BiciMan

I have three versions of the Serfas RX series as...

I have three versions of the Serfas RX series as replacement saddles. I've liked each of them, and one may fit your requirements. I like the newer road model in particular, though I am an...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By BiciMan

Welcome to the community, tboh. Thank you, and...

Welcome to the community, tboh. Thank you, and greetings back to you.
In a Cannondale shop, the Synapse might be the more "relaxed" offering. I ride a Trek Domane and I found this model to be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,827
Posted By BiciMan

In the spirit of the holidays and consideration...

In the spirit of the holidays and consideration of holiday treats, remember that serious aerodynamic Drag is especially a function of your real own weight and frontal area.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,289
Posted By BiciMan

Ultegra Di2 would be plenty for me, but then...

Ultegra Di2 would be plenty for me, but then Project One was too silly for me, although there was a Gorgeous One in one of the shops when I was Domane-shopping. BTW, I love my relatively-humble...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,827
Posted By BiciMan

Sure, that's fine. Just make sure the pressure is...

Sure, that's fine. Just make sure the pressure is above the lower limit, and you'll probably have to check the pressure and pump-up more often to ensure you're at your preferred and safe level....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,782
Posted By BiciMan

I used Speedplays on my road bikes since 1997,...

I used Speedplays on my road bikes since 1997, until late this past season, when I removed them and went to flats. I had done this with my also-since-'97 Rockhopper 6 or 7 years ago. The road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By BiciMan

+1 for Speedplays, which I've ridden for years,...

+1 for Speedplays, which I've ridden for years, previously on a '97 Bianchi, and since on my Domane. You may need to have your favorite shoes modified, as I did, but if your knees need max float,...
12-18-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 511,303
Posted By BiciMan

I'm sure I'd love matte green. This Cannondale...

I'm sure I'd love matte green. This Cannondale Synapse tempted me a few years ago, and probably still would: https://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=1229990 (But, this is the hybrid...
12-18-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By BiciMan

I like it: very nice bike and nice upgrade is my...

I like it: very nice bike and nice upgrade is my input. My buddy loves his Defy Advanced 1.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,751
Posted By BiciMan

I'm with John, mostly just to lube and adjust...

I'm with John, mostly just to lube and adjust this and that. Most else goes on the floor; or to the shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,982
Posted By BiciMan

I've never liked the looks of anything but...

I've never liked the looks of anything but horizontal storage to display my wheels. Downsized to one car and have room to keep all 2-wheelers in garage now. Preparing for and trying Ibera horizontal...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By BiciMan

Continental tires MKS pedals and toe clips ...

Continental tires
MKS pedals and toe clips
Serfas saddle
Ibera wall bike hanger

My '86 Schwinn Airdyne is ready for its third saddle. Any recent/current experience and recommendation?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By BiciMan

FWIW, my 2014 5.2 came with 25mm tires and I...

FWIW, my 2014 5.2 came with 25mm tires and I negotiated price and a change to 28s, inter alia. I'm still riding these, and haven't thought of changing them. My Bianchi had 23s, and I've never ridden...
12-15-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 511,303
Posted By BiciMan

A beaut, for sure. I ride only matte black or...

A beaut, for sure. I ride only matte black or white these days. Just getting to look at it each day has to be inspiring, and then there is the ride! Enjoy it, fortunate one.
12-13-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By BiciMan

I haven't kept track of mileage, and don't know...

I haven't kept track of mileage, and don't know why, but I do find that my e-bike does require more chain-adjustment and replacement than my other bikes, with comparable maintenance.

I didn't...
12-13-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 511,303
Posted By BiciMan

Very interesting, in part because I've thought of...

Very interesting, in part because I've thought of doing the reverse with my Domane, because its geometry is so right for me, and I can't find a flat-bar ride that compares. Also, I have a custom MTB...
12-12-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 808,772
Posted By BiciMan

As I noted above, I installed these Schwalbe 45mm...

As I noted above, I installed these Schwalbe 45mm tires on my 8.5 several years ago: Amazon.com : Schwalbe Marathon Plus 47-622 (28 x 1.75) Wire Clincher Endurance Smart Guard 1100g Tire, Black. :...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-11-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,552
Posted By BiciMan

Reminds me of Enrico trailing the Cinzano semi......

Reminds me of Enrico trailing the Cinzano semi... don't recall if 20th Century released any times on that.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-11-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,878
Posted By BiciMan

WOW, that is a BIG plan. I'd check with TREK on...

WOW, that is a BIG plan. I'd check with TREK on the suitability of, or prepping of your FX. I'm guessing you have upgraded from your FX 1 to a recent, or current FX 2 which comes with 35mm tires....
Forum: Great Lakes
12-11-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By BiciMan

Might you be new to the area? You do know the...

Might you be new to the area? You do know the North Branch trail, closer to your area, right? Between you and I, that is my favorite Chicagoland ride, bar none, and maybe anywhere.
12-10-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 808,772
Posted By BiciMan

Don't see restriction on this kind of post, a...

Don't see restriction on this kind of post, a first for me. As a satisfied 2013 8.5 owner, I want to share this, just in case..., especially for anyone in the area, and a taller rider. (I'm 6'1"and...
12-09-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By BiciMan

There is much reading available on e-bikes these...

There is much reading available on e-bikes these days -it's just another category of cycling now. I'd say the most-different, but a category nevertheless. A pop-lit sample:...
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