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10-06-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By sail

I tried the C17 but it's just a little smaller...

I tried the C17 but it's just a little smaller than a B17 and didn't like it. Too bad I thought the cambium saddles looked like a great choice and they are for many but just not for me. I got...
08-02-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By sail

Everyone and most all bikes are different. I’m...

Everyone and most all bikes are different. I’m 5’10” and have a large 20” FX 7.4. The standover is correct for me even with shorter legs than most, I would not want it smaller. I chose that bike as...
06-22-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,192
Posted By sail

Cycling shorts with chamois work great for me, I...

Cycling shorts with chamois work great for me, I don't care for padding. Usually though I end up with tight fitting underwear under baggy nylon shorts because that's what I'm already wearing.
05-28-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,347
Posted By sail

25 mph wow I don't ride with anyone who would...

25 mph wow I don't ride with anyone who would claim to go that fast. I doubt you can
05-24-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,347
Posted By sail

Hate helmets, but I attached my mirror to it and...

Hate helmets, but I attached my mirror to it and won't ride without it.
05-20-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,016
Posted By sail

If you want to ride faster you've got to train...

If you want to ride faster you've got to train faster than that.

Personally I don't see the rush.
03-29-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,572
Posted By sail

"Targets"

"Targets"
03-26-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,294
Posted By sail

Oh what a relief it is.

Oh what a relief it is.
03-24-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 470,053
Posted By sail

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3782_3c274749f6f90abe994b1e82be907f077c9c7d69.jpg
03-24-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,713
Posted By sail

For road trips we've graduated from a Dahon...

For road trips we've graduated from a Dahon Boardwalk in the car trunk to a VW Eurovan Camper with hitch rack. Once camped the bikes are more transportation than sport.
03-13-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,456
Posted By sail

A bit of soapy water works wonders.

A bit of soapy water works wonders.
03-10-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,395
Posted By sail

Trek FX in general has a more compact frame than...

Trek FX in general has a more compact frame than most competitors if you compare the effective top tube measurements which will give some idea of reach but doesn't stand alone.
You really got to...
03-10-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 424,515
Posted By sail

Wheel size is 700c. Tires were probably 700c x...

Wheel size is 700c. Tires were probably 700c x 32mm which might be a good place to start. Probably 9 speed cassette both Shimano and Sram compatible is common, but count cogs to be sure 9 speed,...
02-24-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,363
Posted By sail

Test rides will decide for you.

Test rides will decide for you.
01-27-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,355
Posted By sail

It's really best to try on several helmets at the...

It's really best to try on several helmets at the same time to find which brands fit best and to dial in sizing. I sometimes wear a white cap or dew rag under mine for shade which changes the fit.
...
12-27-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,680
Posted By sail

Perfect response, when you get a new bike make it...

Perfect response, when you get a new bike make it black or yellow and she'll never know.
10-28-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,372
Posted By sail

I've been using the Advantage SportsRack FlatRack...

I've been using the Advantage SportsRack FlatRack 2 Bike Stand Up Carrier....
10-27-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,638
Posted By sail

Iowa used to be good for XC sking but the last...

Iowa used to be good for XC sking but the last few years have seen extended dry riding seasons and little snow.
Tired of that I'm going to Montana for ski season this year and leaving the bike home.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,176
Posted By sail

I gladly paid the price. You want to see or you...

I gladly paid the price. You want to see or you want to be a cheapskate.
10-10-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By sail

Frank, gotta say when I scan through the threads...

Frank, gotta say when I scan through the threads this one brings a grin.

Today I'll take the long loop as soon as the roads dry a bit.
09-09-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By sail

A few test rides will tell you a lot and make the...

A few test rides will tell you a lot and make the comparison of the bits less important.
09-09-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,649
Posted By sail

I would probably still be riding my Raleigh 3...

I would probably still be riding my Raleigh 3 speed had it not been stolen. I see them on craigslist, most are women's which would be ok w/ me and most are the smaller of the two most common sizes...
Forum: Foo
09-09-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,700
Posted By sail

Wasn't me, I'm 66.

Wasn't me, I'm 66.
09-09-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,499
Posted By sail

Very nice!:giver:

Very nice!:giver:
Forum: Foo
09-08-18, 04:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,700
Posted By sail

Really, someone doesn't like what I wear? humph

Really, someone doesn't like what I wear? humph
09-07-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By sail

Wow, you did get lucky. I spend a fair amount of...

Wow, you did get lucky. I spend a fair amount of time out there and have no interest in riding a bike with all the tourists driving up that skinny road.
09-07-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,998
Posted By sail

Depends, most days I like a workout. Yesterday...

Depends, most days I like a workout. Yesterday was glorious weather and all I wanted to do was putz around and take it all in so rather than going for a "run" on the bike I went for a long "walk."
09-07-18, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By sail

Tires can have a big impact on the feel of the...

Tires can have a big impact on the feel of the bike without changing the wheels and are probably the single most effective way to alter a bike. It depends on how you ride, if mainly pavement a...
09-05-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,746
Posted By sail

:beer:

:beer:
09-04-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,666
Posted By sail

Of course if you prefer rim brakes as some of us...

Of course if you prefer rim brakes as some of us do, get'em.
09-02-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,499
Posted By sail

WOW! I used to get packages full of goodies like...

WOW! I used to get packages full of goodies like that. It was easier when my wife was working during UPS delivery time.
Forum: Foo
09-02-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By sail

Cats are for barns.

Cats are for barns.
08-31-18, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 424,515
Posted By sail

I was physically comparing the rims and tires...

I was physically comparing the rims and tires between the FX 3 and FX 7.4, hard to tell online.

The frame geometry differs between the FX 3 or FX 7.4 (which are the same) and the S 4. The S 4 has...
08-30-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 424,515
Posted By sail

Compared to the fx 3 the fx 7.4 also had internal...

Compared to the fx 3 the fx 7.4 also had internal cables, better rear deraileur and lighter rims and tires.
08-30-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 424,515
Posted By sail

Great deal, get it. 2016 fx 7.3 had aluminum...

Great deal, get it. 2016 fx 7.3 had aluminum fork, 2017 and later fx 3 have carbon fork with disc or rim brakes but otherwise little differences.
08-29-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,215
Posted By sail

hokiefyd provided the IsoZone's info that you...

hokiefyd provided the IsoZone's info that you need. When you put bar ends on you change the white pad to the shorter one (comes with the plug) and slide the grip inboard as well as the...
08-28-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,238
Posted By sail

Try it, probably a little harsher on bumps, worse...

Try it, probably a little harsher on bumps, worse in soft stuff and faster on flats.
08-28-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By sail

I am 66 and sold both my steel road Gitane and...

I am 66 and sold both my steel road Gitane and Raleigh Pro in the last 3 years as I could no longer ride them comfortably with age and neck problems. I tried several different configurations before...
08-25-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 221,668
Posted By sail

In honor of a new Brooks B17 I cleaned both my...

In honor of a new Brooks B17 I cleaned both my 7.4 and my wife's 7.3 along with waxing the chains.
Took the saddle on a 10 mile trial and I love it already....
08-25-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By sail

Those road bikers that fly by can be deflating....

Those road bikers that fly by can be deflating. Try to keep spinning the cranks rather than pushing higher gears. That would have you toward the middle gears, I've got a couple combinations that are...
08-24-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By sail

I've gone thousands of miles on the same rims...

I've gone thousands of miles on the same rims with no issues, I wouldn't worry about it. Kool Stop pads seem to be a popular choice.
08-24-18, 06:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,442
Posted By sail

My father was so careful with his stuff that he...

My father was so careful with his stuff that he hardly used it. He never once tied his boat to the dock lest it get a scratch, was reluctant to put the top down on a 60 Chevy convertible because it...
08-23-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By sail

All three good bikes, try to test ride a Trek,...

All three good bikes, try to test ride a Trek, Specialized and Giant on the same day and get the one you like.
08-22-18, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 424,515
Posted By sail

Just saw this with no reply, Here is a gear...

Just saw this with no reply, Here is a gear calculator.https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html Difference between 48 and 50 not huge but noticeable. 117.8 inches compared to 122.7 inches, you...
08-21-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 424,515
Posted By sail

I don't know Giant but 50mm tire compared to 32mm...

I don't know Giant but 50mm tire compared to 32mm means the two bikes play different games. FastRoad at a glance looks and sounds closer to the S 4.
08-20-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 424,515
Posted By sail

Wow, the local shop here gives one free...

Wow, the local shop here gives one free adjustment, nothing off accessories, full rate to install them but no charge for the attitude. And they've been in business for over 100 years![/left]
08-20-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By sail

My wife just hot the Hafny mirror, nice mirror,...

My wife just hot the Hafny mirror, nice mirror, pretty compact, well made. Still, I won't give up my "take a look" glasses/helmet mirror.
08-20-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 424,515
Posted By sail

I believe you Congaree, the S 4 would be my pick...

I believe you Congaree, the S 4 would be my pick today.
Shook, I looked for that gray 7.4 but at year end couldn't find one in my size so got a white 7.4 like Jarrettein's. Your's looks handsome...
08-13-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By sail

My wife has the smaller $100 interchange trunk...

My wife has the smaller $100 interchange trunk bag and likes it because she can lock the bike and take the bag with her. Without the snap in feature lots of options out there.
08-13-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By sail

On my FX 7.4 I went from 32mm Bontrager AW1 which...

On my FX 7.4 I went from 32mm Bontrager AW1 which is a fairly smooth road tire to 27mm Vittoria Open Pave which is lighter, thinner tire that takes higher pressure. Big difference in the way the bike...
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