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10-13-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,946
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Just what it says. I am convinced that riding...

Just what it says.
I am convinced that riding has kept me out of a wheelchair for at least 40 years.
(Doctors told me when I was 8 that I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 25. I'll be 65...
10-13-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,463
Posted By bicyclridr4life

What indoor trainer? I ride year round, in...

What indoor trainer?
I ride year round, in Idaho.
"Cold and windy"? That is why the gods invented snowmobile suits, muckluck boots, and snowmobile gloves so we can keep riding in less than ideal...
10-13-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,380
Posted By bicyclridr4life

I have 28/36/42 Biopace rings on my 1989 LHS...

I have 28/36/42 Biopace rings on my 1989 LHS Montana Summit. (originally 28/38/48 I changed out the middle and big rings. My "racing days" ended roughly 15 years before I was born.)
My knees and...
10-08-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,418
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Bought a new Miami Sun (traditional) trike and a...

Bought a new Miami Sun (traditional) trike and a "few" accessories (including a different seat before it left the bike shoppe. That "tractor seat" they come with is uncomfortable/painful/unrideable...
10-08-19, 02:09 AM
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Views: 445,809
Posted By bicyclridr4life

A bill. :(

A bill. :(
10-08-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,439
Posted By bicyclridr4life

It was a 1989 KHS Montana Summit up until a...

It was a 1989 KHS Montana Summit up until a couple years ago.
I lost a bit of motion in my hips and can't get my leg over it no more.

These days my go-to ride is a 2017 Miami Sun (Traditional)...
10-08-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,906
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Why do I ride? It's faster than walking, and I...

Why do I ride?
It's faster than walking, and I can't walk so good or far no more. However, I can still pedal.
I may not be fast, but I get where I'm going ... eventually ... :)
10-08-19, 01:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,106
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Conditions for me to go fast is a LONG downhill...

Conditions for me to go fast is a LONG downhill with a brisk hurricane force tailwind. :(
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By bicyclridr4life

$275 "Reasonable"?

1989 KHS Montana Summit

Quad butted lugged steel frame, low serial number, original paint in excellent condition.
So far as I know, it has never been crashed. (at least not in the 17 or so years...
09-03-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,998
Posted By bicyclridr4life

24/7/365 establishments and utility companies...

24/7/365 establishments and utility companies generally have three shifts.
I was on call 24/7/365 when I worked at a TV station (broadcast engineer) It was rare to be called in after my shift. In 4...
09-03-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,217
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Those crooked lawyers go after truckers because...

Those crooked lawyers go after truckers because truckers have insurance.

Then they lose the case when the trucker's dash cam proves the guy who got hit did a "brake check" in front of the truck,...
09-02-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,326
Posted By bicyclridr4life

No races with-in cycling distance of me. (No...

No races with-in cycling distance of me.
(No car by choice.)
09-02-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 43,102
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Way back when, when on my bikes that came with...

Way back when, when on my bikes that came with drop bars, I never used the drops.
09-02-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 43,102
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Way back when, when my bikes came with drop bars,...

Way back when, when my bikes came with drop bars, I never used the drops.
05-12-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,168
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Fastest I've averaged on level ground in Tampa,...

Fastest I've averaged on level ground in Tampa, Florida was only 27mph.
Of course that was before aero bars were invented. I only had drop bars on that Schwinn Prelude ... and I always rode on the...
05-12-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By bicyclridr4life

I've always heard you should plan on spending a...

I've always heard you should plan on spending a minimum of 1x to 3x what the frame cost for wheels and components.
01-29-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,791
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Pray for enough snow to make pedal tracks?

Pray for enough snow to make pedal tracks?
01-29-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,126
Posted By bicyclridr4life

"Can I upgrade without having to upgrade a bunch...

"Can I upgrade without having to upgrade a bunch of other things?"
Yes? Upgrade.
No? Forget it.
(Unless it's the RD from friction to indexed, or Shimano to SRAM. Then I include the shifters as...
01-29-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Thank you. :)

Thank you. :)
01-29-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Oh well. I guess it's the wrong size for...

Oh well. I guess it's the wrong size for Smoothness.

Anyone else interested?
I 'll use this post as my one bump of this thread.
01-26-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,526
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Axle or chainstay mount is stronger and less...

Axle or chainstay mount is stronger and less likely to flip than seatpost mount, at least in my experience.

Also, a seatpost mount blocks the top of your rear rack.
With an axle mount you can...
01-24-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Top Tube 22 is inches. OEM Stem/quill adds 5...

Top Tube 22 is inches. OEM Stem/quill adds 5 inches.
Both measured center to center.

Seat tube is 19 inches measured center to top.
01-21-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By bicyclridr4life

DaRn. They were closed for Martin Luther King Jr...

DaRn. They were closed for Martin Luther King Jr day.

I'll try again tomorrow.
Sorry about that, Smoothness. :(
01-21-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By bicyclridr4life

She is over at the bike shop, (new cables and...

She is over at the bike shop, (new cables and housing, chain, headset, and a couple minor upgrades. I don't have anywhere to work on it, and a motherless bag of slime "borrowed" my tools without...
01-17-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By bicyclridr4life

I'm not sure. I have a 30 inch inseam, if that...

I'm not sure. I have a 30 inch inseam, if that helps.
01-15-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Want to Trade

Want to trade a 1989 KHS Montana Summit in excellent condition for a Mixte.
KHS frame is lugged and braised quad butted tubing.
Upgrades include a SRAM X9(?) rear derailleur, SRAM X3 trigger...
01-15-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,374
Posted By bicyclridr4life

I would not buy. It is out of my price range. ...

I would not buy. It is out of my price range.
The crack looks like a mechanical failure of the joint, to me.
An easy fix for something like me that has access to a torch, braising rod, and flux....
01-06-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,000
Posted By bicyclridr4life

I just ride to get where I need to go and back...

I just ride to get where I need to go and back home again.
Being retired, I don't make appointments. I don't care how long it takes. I get there when I get there.
01-06-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,748
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Worst place to ride is on wet ice and black ice.

Worst place to ride is on wet ice and black ice.
12-23-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Crud. I must be getting old. I forgot about the...

Crud.
I must be getting old. I forgot about the battery issue. :(

Oh well ... Maybe I can find one of those front axle mount odometers that click with every wheel revolution.

The classic...
12-21-18, 12:25 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,196
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Eh ... Better "Crazy" than "Insane"....

Eh ... Better "Crazy" than "Insane". :)
12-21-18, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Cycle Computer Recommendation?

I'm looking for an affordable (under $50) basic 8 to 12 function wireless cycle computer that will work at -20F or colder.
Any suggestions?
12-15-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,586
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Do cyclists have a bad reputation? Of course we...

Do cyclists have a bad reputation?
Of course we do.
Thanks to those idiots who run stoplights and stop signs, weave unexpectedly in traffic, or ride fast on the sidewalk with no concern or...
12-15-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 11,287
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Why should I care if he is "back in the news"? ...

Why should I care if he is "back in the news"?

I don't care what ANY current or former "athlete" or "celebrity" has to say.

I have slightly more respect for Lance than say ... Greg Lemond ......
12-15-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 19,498
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Downtube shifters? Been there, done that long...

Downtube shifters?
Been there, done that long before indexed shifting or brifters were invented, and again years later on a Shimano 600 equipped bike with indexed DT shifters.
Would I want to go...
12-15-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,172
Posted By bicyclridr4life

There are a few streets here where it is not safe...

There are a few streets here where it is not safe to ride in the street.
4 lanes plus a center turn lane. Two Feet from the curb to the traffic. Posted speed limit is 35 mph, the prevailing traffic...
12-09-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,753
Posted By bicyclridr4life

E-Bikes might take the number one sales spot when...

E-Bikes might take the number one sales spot when cars are either banned or become too expensive for the "average" person to own and operate.
12-04-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Hopefully the OP got some relevant feedback about...

Hopefully the OP got some relevant feedback about the two shops he asked about and ignored your unhelpful response.


If you recall, I suggested he buy local in my first response.

Your...
12-02-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By bicyclridr4life

True. A 70 pound trike is a lot more work than a...

True. A 70 pound trike is a lot more work than a lighter than a fart bicycle to move down the road and up the hills.
12-02-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By bicyclridr4life

My KHS is at the bike shop now. I'm hoping to...

My KHS is at the bike shop now.
I'm hoping to trade for a mixte or for a mixte frame that will take my parts, if they get one in.
12-02-18, 01:40 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 7,776
Posted By bicyclridr4life

I never said the chain didn't need replaced a...

I never said the chain didn't need replaced a long time ago. As far as I can remember, this will be the first chain I've put on. I don't remember if I replaced the chain when I upgraded from six in...
12-01-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 7,776
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Not sure ... My KHS cost me $10 in 2001, I've...

Not sure ... My KHS cost me $10 in 2001, I've spent maybe $36 on tires and tubes (I had a couple spare tires and tubes when I bought it)
A rear rack ... No ... I dug down to find an electrical...
12-01-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By bicyclridr4life

True. Many do know how to set up their bikes. ...

True. Many do know how to set up their bikes.

Also, many choose not to. A lack of time is one reason they may choose not to.
Another reason they may choose not to, is the reason I no longer do...
12-01-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,500
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Yep. I have a sprung Electra saddle on a...

Yep. I have a sprung Electra saddle on a suspension seatpost on my trike. :D
12-01-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,878
Posted By bicyclridr4life

"Ohhh!! Look, everyone!!! It's a Meal on...

"Ohhh!! Look, everyone!!! It's a Meal on Wheels!!"
12-01-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24,674
Views: 2,335,341
Posted By bicyclridr4life

Don't plan on riding today (Saturday) but I did...

Don't plan on riding today (Saturday) but I did ride 30 miles or so yesterday in the rain, wind (when a tail wind it pushed me along at 18 mph :eek:) and mid 30's degrees temperatures.
12-01-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By bicyclridr4life

I never heard of either one. Why not deal...

I never heard of either one.

Why not deal with one of your local bike shops instead of buying online?
The bike shop has after sale service, and will set up and adjust the bike to fit you, when...
12-01-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,166
Posted By bicyclridr4life

My motivation? Simple: I need to go somewhere...

My motivation?
Simple:
I need to go somewhere or go shopping for something.

I have no car. (they cost too much to buy and feed)
I can'twalk more than 0.3 miles anymore without a lot of pain....
Replies: 17
Views: 10,106
Posted By bicyclridr4life

I like BioPace. I have it on my Mtn. Bike. I am...

I like BioPace. I have it on my Mtn. Bike.
I am not all that fond of the 28/38/48 rings though.

I'm changing cranks and going with round rings though. I need something along the lines of 22/32/38...
Replies: 55
Views: 16,122
Posted By bicyclridr4life

I ride a Miami Sun Traditional trike with the...

I ride a Miami Sun Traditional trike with the optional 7 speed and rear disk brake.
Much easier to get on or off than my bike, and it carries so much more stuff without a trailer.
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