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Forum: Introductions
04-04-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By topher5150

thanks for reminding me it's Oberon season

thanks for reminding me it's Oberon season
Forum: Introductions
04-03-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By topher5150

reintroduction

It's been some years since I've been on this site, let alone rode my bike. After moving a couple of years ago, having surgery, and bouncing around at a couple of jobs I kept putting it off. Now that...
04-12-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By topher5150

I'm 6'3" 280lbs, and I've had pretty good luck...

I'm 6'3" 280lbs, and I've had pretty good luck with my Cannondale Trail 5 other than putting a beefier rim, and heavy duty spokes in the rear.
04-07-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 502
Posted By topher5150

First ride of the year, and pretty impressed

So the wife and I were invited to a bike ride put on by the local community bike shop. It was about 5-6 miles round trip through the sleet and snow. I know it was only a few miles, but being my first...
05-01-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By topher5150

Shifting under load caused it to either slip, or...

Shifting under load caused it to either slip, or what felt like skipping a gear, or a delay in the shifting
05-01-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By topher5150

Would I be better off doing the work my self

I went to the bike shop today concerned about my mountain bike not shifting well, especially under load. He gave it a quick once over and said that the chain was pretty loose, the rear cassette was...
04-16-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By topher5150

oh wow, thanks, sounds simple enough. I though I...

oh wow, thanks, sounds simple enough. I though I was going to have to take them off and get them resurfaced like on a car.
04-16-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By topher5150

I replaced the entire caliper, forget which...

I replaced the entire caliper, forget which brand, from the local bike shop. I noticed that the rotors (front and back) are a tad warped. Is there a good way to true them up?
04-06-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By topher5150

disc brakes

I was inspecting my brakes and took the stationary threaded cylinder out. Putting the caliper back together I accidentally over tightened the cylinder and now its stuck...tight. I put the caliper on...
06-23-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By topher5150

So I finally bit the bullet and bought a hitch...

So I finally bit the bullet and bought a hitch rack. It's not the fanciest, or most expensive, but I think It'll work fine.

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04-25-14, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By topher5150

The bone that I broke was the Metal Carpal...

The bone that I broke was the Metal Carpal (between the wrist and the knuckle under my pinkie finger), and the gloves that I use are just padded on the palms. Sorry I can't really help answer your...
03-21-14, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By topher5150

Yeah trailer hitch is looking a lot better, and...

Yeah trailer hitch is looking a lot better, and seeing they make an adapter to tow a trailer and use this bike rack at the same time it is making it a look a lot better.
03-20-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,431,951
Posted By topher5150

$400 for this Wal-Mart special. It was funny I...

$400 for this Wal-Mart special. It was funny I saw a closed online ad for Good Will same bike with the decimal moved one place to the left
03-20-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By topher5150

The only thing I have against using a hitch rack...

The only thing I have against using a hitch rack is that hopefully I we will do some camping this summer and use a popup camper. Maybe using one that straps to the lift gate would be the best for...
03-20-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By topher5150

Roof rack question

Just bought a Nissan Xterra, and I want to put a bike roof rack on it. I was looking at the
SportRack Roof 2 Bike Rack - Frame Mount - Clamp On SportRack Roof Bike Racks SR4882RP...
01-14-14, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By topher5150

getting excited for spring

Mountain biking has become a new favorite of mine. Well last summer I took the wife biking, her first time doing any real mountain biking. Well after that I didn't think I could ever get her back on...
09-03-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By topher5150

I got a boxers fracture in my left hand, and a...

I got a boxers fracture in my left hand, and a chunk taken out of my elbow this June when my handle bar got caught in a chain link fence
06-10-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,831
Posted By topher5150

In my defence the instructions were drawn on a...

In my defence the instructions were drawn on a mag-n-doodle. Apperantly the two little prongs with the black squares on it were the mounting side. Lets try this one more time
06-10-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,831
Posted By topher5150

That's what I'm thinking, I bought it less than a...

That's what I'm thinking, I bought it less than a year ago so hopefully I can get it replaced.
06-10-13, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,831
Posted By topher5150

It takes about ten seconds after I give the wheel...

It takes about ten seconds after I give the wheel a good spin. When I first installed it, it would turn on immediately when walking my bike.
06-07-13, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,831
Posted By topher5150

Moderate success i realigned everything and an...

Moderate success i realigned everything and an erratic reading. I would spin the wheel it take a couple of seconds to give me feed back and i would bring it to a dead stop and it would take a few...
06-07-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,831
Posted By topher5150

I do have lights, but it's not wireless, so that...

I do have lights, but it's not wireless, so that shouldn't be a problem.
06-07-13, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,831
Posted By topher5150

speed-o not reading

I bought a Bontrager Trip 1 speed-o last August, and now all of the sudden it wont read the speed/ miles. About a month ago it started acting up giving me funny readings, acting real weird I...
04-29-13, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By topher5150

my aching body

I don't know why I did it, I don't know how I managed to do it, but I rode 40 miles Saturday, and my legs have been on fire since. :cry: And now it's Monday and my thunder-thighs are still on fire,...
04-23-13, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By topher5150

Rigging a second water bottle holder

I want to put on a second water bottle on my bike. I've tried piggy backing the current water bottle cage that I have on top of my tire pump bracket, but getting the velcro strap on and off from...
04-23-13, 07:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,673
Posted By topher5150

I see snow pics....does mud count :p

I see snow pics....does mud count :p
04-22-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,318
Posted By topher5150

are clip on pedals an affordable option

are clip on pedals an affordable option
04-22-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,318
Posted By topher5150

Pedals: Baskets vs. Clip ons

I was talking to a guy at work and he made some compelling arguments towards using clip on pedals, but I was wondering can I get the same benefits of clip ons with a basket style pedal when mountain/...
01-30-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By topher5150

That's why I got into biking...so I could avoid...

That's why I got into biking...so I could avoid running
01-14-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By topher5150

Getting in to shape this winter

What can I do to get into mountain biking shape this winter? I have strong legs but not much endurance, I've been hitting the exercise bike at the "Y" and I'm looking at doing some spin classes there...
11-26-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By topher5150

touchy shifter

I've been noticing lately that on my Cannondale Trail 5, if I brush my thumb against the shifter lever it will almost always change gears. Is there any adjustment on this?
10-10-12, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By topher5150

as much as I would love to I don't have that kind...

as much as I would love to I don't have that kind of money for anything custom hand built
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By topher5150

I figured that much. is there a model or a year...

I figured that much. is there a model or a year that its from?
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By topher5150

Liberty "stingray" style

Found this in my dads barn wondered if any one had any info on it.


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09-29-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By topher5150

Yes

Yes
09-28-12, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By topher5150

It has always been a clean break from the top of...

It has always been a clean break from the top of the nipple
09-27-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By topher5150

Not even a year old yet. It's a 2011, but it was...

Not even a year old yet. It's a 2011, but it was sitting on the shelf until I bought it in early 2012
09-27-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By topher5150

With a broken spoke I noticed a couple of times...

With a broken spoke I noticed a couple of times that the wheel would run out of round, is that always the case with a broken spoke?
09-26-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By topher5150

Some times things get in the way

So this is a question for the guys no here. Some times when I go bike riding things tend to get bunched up by the seat and makes things a little painful. Is there certain kinds of pants or under wear...
09-24-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 7,056
Posted By topher5150

one of these days....There is a perfect trail to...

one of these days....There is a perfect trail to do this in Michigan too. The White Pine Trail, it starts in Cadillac, MI and ends in Grand Rapids, MI which is about 92miles in length.
09-20-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 2,423,777
Posted By topher5150

I guess I fit this category. I'm 28 years old 6'...

I guess I fit this category. I'm 28 years old 6' -3" 285lbs. I'm beginning to think that my Cannondale's is suffering from it, I've already snapped four spokes on the back tire, and have only had...
09-19-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By topher5150

I'm not to good with bike terminology, but I'll...

I'm not to good with bike terminology, but I'll do my best to describe it.
They are breaking at the rim where they go through a collar. This is the back tire, not sure which side of the tire, or...
09-19-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By topher5150

Spokes

I bought a Cannondal Trail 5 this spring and so far I have snapped four spokes in the rear tire. The guy at the bike shop said something about upgrading the rim if it continues. Is an upgrade the...
Forum: Introductions
09-19-12, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By topher5150

Hey all

Hey all this is Kris from Michigan. I bought a Cannondale Trail 5 this past spring, and have been hitting the trails, and using it to run errands. I'm not a hard core biker like most one here I'm...
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