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09-21-05, 06:14 PM
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Posted By fretman

But it works! :D

But it works! :D
09-21-05, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By fretman

Here are some pics. I can mount the lock...

Here are some pics. I can mount the lock vertically or horizontally on the handlebar stem....not the handlebar itself.
09-21-05, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By fretman

The sales person told me that they are good. ...

The sales person told me that they are good. However, I bought the Kryptonite U-lock which also comes with a 4-ft cable instead. I found a way to mount it on my 13" frame bike. :D
09-21-05, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By fretman

No problem anymore. The mounting bracket that...

No problem anymore. The mounting bracket that came with my Krptonite lock allows me multiple positioning on how I can mount my lock....vertical, horizontal, or at an angle. I mount it on my bar...
09-10-05, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,643
Posted By fretman

Seriously...what's a bar end? I'm a bike newbie.

Seriously...what's a bar end? I'm a bike newbie.
09-10-05, 07:38 PM
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Views: 1,643
Posted By fretman

What's a bar end?

What's a bar end?
09-10-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,643
Posted By fretman

What's an endbar?

What's an endbar?
09-09-05, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By fretman

The only thing that's happening is my thighs are...

The only thing that's happening is my thighs are getting stronger. My gut area has not changed at all.
09-09-05, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,239
Posted By fretman

I have a 13" frame on my mountain bike and...

I have a 13" frame on my mountain bike and mounting a regular size U-lock no matter what the angle near the back of the bike caused problems. I therefore mount the lock on the handle bar stem....not...
09-09-05, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By fretman

And just how are you so sure that it was really...

And just how are you so sure that it was really her bike! :eek:
09-09-05, 05:53 AM
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Views: 238
Posted By fretman

Do you buy the insurance with your Locks?

How many here actually buy the insurance that is offered by some of major bike lock companies such as Kryptonite and OnGuard? Please vote!
09-08-05, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By fretman

About 25 years and 50 pounds. :eek:

About 25 years and 50 pounds. :eek:
09-08-05, 04:44 PM
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Views: 548
Posted By fretman

OK....I'll try a higher gear.

OK....I'll try a higher gear.
09-08-05, 09:07 AM
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Views: 548
Posted By fretman

I have a mountain. But I see people standing on...

I have a mountain. But I see people standing on their mountains all time time. I must be doing something wrong.
09-08-05, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By fretman

Thanks...that certainly helps. I didn't know the...

Thanks...that certainly helps. I didn't know the size and shape of the bike made a difference. Now what about that standing up part? :D
09-08-05, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By fretman

I can't bike standing up and I can't bike without...

I can't bike standing up and I can't bike without using my hands. I used to be able to do both.

When I ride standing up my pedalling stroke is not smooth anymore. It's choppy and clunky. On the...
09-06-05, 05:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,643
Posted By fretman

Nice.....would any home hardware store sell these...

Nice.....would any home hardware store sell these screws or are they only for security stores? Plus I would need to find the screwdriver as well.
09-04-05, 05:21 PM
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Views: 1,643
Posted By fretman

Interesting....now I'm a bit more relieved. :o

Interesting....now I'm a bit more relieved. :o
09-03-05, 06:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,643
Posted By fretman

Scared to lock my bike now.....

So I went out this morning to where I work and tested my U-lock. Amazingly enough I was able to lock both wheels to the thickest steel post allowed. And I was also able to put the U-lock through...
09-02-05, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By fretman

Do you mean that the bracket slot would not be...

Do you mean that the bracket slot would not be centered but at a 45 degree mounted angle. And then I can mount the U-lock and have it perfectly centered? I'll post another pic tomorrow to see if...
09-02-05, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By fretman

Is this what you're referring to?

Is this what you're referring to?
09-02-05, 05:56 PM
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Views: 538
Posted By fretman

Thanks...it took me awhile to figure it out.

Thanks...it took me awhile to figure it out.
09-02-05, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By fretman

Mounting U-lock on small bike....pics included!

For those of you like me who have a smaller frame bike and can't mount the U-lock in the triangle...especially with a water bottle there, and can't mount it in the rear either without your legs...
09-01-05, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By fretman

Thanks. That's how I want to lock my bike. But...

Thanks. That's how I want to lock my bike. But I don't think my lock size allows it. Yours looks alot bigger than 9". Is it an 11.5" lock?
09-01-05, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By fretman

Trouble locking my bike.....

I have the Kryptonite Kryptolok standard. It's a U-lock that measures 4"x9". However I'm having trouble locking both wheels together against a post. I just can't seem to find the right angle. Has...
08-31-05, 07:10 PM
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Views: 845
Posted By fretman

For 10 bucks, how can you go wrong. :D

For 10 bucks, how can you go wrong. :D
08-28-05, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By fretman

Yup....I read that you should never use certain...

Yup....I read that you should never use certain gear combos and the LBS told me this as well because it causes chain stretching. However, the chain rubbing was caused by using the smallest gears and...
08-27-05, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By fretman

I fixed my problem...but did I damage my bike?

I had a problem about a month after getting my new bike. I couldn't shift to the smallest and second smallest gears without the chain rubbing up against the front derailleur cage.

My LBS solution...
08-22-05, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,407
Posted By fretman

Thanks to all for the great advice. I'll take my...

Thanks to all for the great advice. I'll take my bike into my LBS soon. I have free tune-ups for 2 years.
08-22-05, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By fretman

Thanks to all for the great advice. I'll keep...

Thanks to all for the great advice. I'll keep everything in mind the next time I hit the bike paths.
08-22-05, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,407
Posted By fretman

I think you're all right on this one. The LBS...

I think you're all right on this one. The LBS guy did tell me about stretching. And he told me to take the bike in when it's stretched. I didn't know stretching would cause my problem. Is this...
08-21-05, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,407
Posted By fretman

Rattling sound on gears 7 and 8???

I have a 24-speed mountain bike. When I shift the smaller gears to 7 or 8 there is a rattling sound, somethink like a chain hitting a chain whenever I pedal. This is a new bike. Any thoughts?
08-21-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By fretman

I have a 24-speed mountain bike with a pair of...

I have a 24-speed mountain bike with a pair of semi-slicks. I usually leave the big gear at 2 and the small gear I shift between 4 and 7. So I'm going along easy pedalling away on my local bike...
08-20-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By fretman

Folding U-locks???

BikeGuard offers a folding U-lock model which fits my bike. In other words, the lock will mount on my bike without a problem. With regular U-locks there is just no room.

Does anyone have one and...
08-20-05, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By fretman

Thanks all for the heads up. Just seemed like an...

Thanks all for the heads up. Just seemed like an interesting concept being the first time I've seen it. I'll stick with my Marin 24-speed manual then.
08-20-05, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By fretman

Just watching an infomercial right now for an...

Just watching an infomercial right now for an automatic shifing bike called the "LandRider". Interesting concept. I might look into it as a 2nd bike.
08-19-05, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By fretman

I'm sorry to hear about your bike. I do hope you...

I'm sorry to hear about your bike. I do hope you won't get too down over this. You just have to keep in mind that there are some seriously messed up people in this world. I'm thinking about...
08-15-05, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By fretman

Poll: Kryptonite or Onguard

Which brand of lock would you buy and why?
08-13-05, 09:17 PM
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Views: 256
Posted By fretman

OnGuard distributors in Canada???

Anyone know a Canadian distributor for OnGuard locks? In the Ottawa area?
08-13-05, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By fretman

I have disc brakes.

I have disc brakes.
08-12-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By fretman

Thanks to all for the excellent suggestions. I'm...

Thanks to all for the excellent suggestions. I'm thinking that I can mount a bracket on my seat post and have the U-lock pointing towards the rear wheel. However, the bracket would have to be...
08-12-05, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By fretman

Right brake squeaking???

I have a new Marin Bobcat and the right brake has started to squeak. Any thoughts on what the cause is and what needs to be done? Thanks.
08-12-05, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By fretman

Is it possible to have a bottle and lock together???

I have the Marin Bobcat Trail in a 13.5" frame. My question is this. When I have the water bottle in place I don't see how I can mount a U-lock to the frame. Is it possible? If someone has a pic...
08-08-05, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By fretman

I just bought the Marin Bobcat Trail and I'm...

I just bought the Marin Bobcat Trail and I'm quite happy with it.
08-07-05, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By fretman

Everything is stock except for the tires. I...

Everything is stock except for the tires. I asked the LBS to switch the knobbies to semi-slicks.
08-06-05, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By fretman

Is that a critical problem or can it wait 3...

Is that a critical problem or can it wait 3 months to get looked at?
08-06-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By fretman

The pain is just a dull ache and goes away after...

The pain is just a dull ache and goes away after about an hour. I don't ride hard and I don't stretch before or after I ride. I'm not using clips. I think maybe my body is still trying to get used...
08-06-05, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By fretman

New bike rubbing sound???

Just got the Marin Bobcat. However, when I ride, there is definitely some type of rubbing sound coming from the front tire. I checked but I can't see anything. But it sounds like two pieces of...
08-06-05, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By fretman

Sore knees.....

I have a mountain bike with semi-slicks. I've been doing all city street riding....nice smooth surfaces. I've been measured for my bike. I have proper leg extension, comfortable back position, and...
08-03-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,195
Posted By fretman

I'm new to biking so I only know about gears. My...

I'm new to biking so I only know about gears. My left shifter has 3 gears and my right shifter has 8 gears.

I do have 26 inch wheels. What do the teeth and cogs represent?
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