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05-01-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By ARider2

Yes, I cleaned the brake rotor with Brakekleen...

Yes, I cleaned the brake rotor with Brakekleen before I changed it and the noise remained so I swapped it.
04-28-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By ARider2

If the rental does not come with a spare tube,...

If the rental does not come with a spare tube, tire levers and a pump or CO2 bring your own. Also find out if it has a bottle cage or two. If you are wearing your cycling shoes see if their pedals...
04-23-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By ARider2

The term "Bike Share" is a misnomer. When I...

The term "Bike Share" is a misnomer. When I share something I normally don't ask for money in return, and bike share is really just bike rental. The name should be "Government Subsidized Bike...
04-20-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By ARider2

You might consider an electric bicycle where you...

You might consider an electric bicycle where you can vary the power assist based on the progress of your recovery. Many electric bikes are class 1 meaning you must pedal for the power assist but you...
04-13-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,551
Posted By ARider2

alo congratulations on achieving your weight loss...

alo congratulations on achieving your weight loss goal. I weighed 225 pounds and lost 50 pounds over a period of 3 years. Losing 50 pounds improved my cycling abilities and enjoyment of riding. Prior...
04-10-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,012
Posted By ARider2

Did you try Fairmount bicycles they list road...

Did you try Fairmount bicycles they list road bike rentals on their website.
04-10-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,012
Posted By ARider2

Find a place to rent a similar bike with drop...

Find a place to rent a similar bike with drop bars and take it for a few rides. Then you will have a better idea of what is best for you.
04-10-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By ARider2

It's fine to go to your LBS for advice about...

It's fine to go to your LBS for advice about sizing as long as you're up front about your plans to purchase online rather than from them. Some LBS will assemble and tune a bike and can offer this...
03-26-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By ARider2

Most local bike shops should have a Shimano...

Most local bike shops should have a Shimano replacement bottom bracket for $20 to $30 and might charge $25 to $35 to remove your old one and install your new one. First get the correct dimensions for...
03-21-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By ARider2

I would remove the brake pads and closely inspect...

I would remove the brake pads and closely inspect for any debris stuck in the pads, or signs of glazing, or ridges. Have you tried swapping the pads front to rear to see if it persists?
03-21-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,560
Posted By ARider2

Most likely because these are the number 1 and 2...

Most likely because these are the number 1 and 2 biggest brands sold by local bike shops in the US in the last decade.
Forum: Foo
03-21-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By ARider2

I will always try to shop locally and avoid...

I will always try to shop locally and avoid buying from Amazon owned businesses and other large companies as a way to support locally owned small businesses. Especially now with the pandemic small...
02-13-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By ARider2

I ordered some refurbished bike parts through...

I ordered some refurbished bike parts through ebay and the seller used USPS. This was before Christmas and what should have taken less than a week took several weeks. Fortunately I was not in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,244
Posted By ARider2

phrantic09, thanks for the info, a 2.5% increase...

phrantic09, thanks for the info, a 2.5% increase does not seem like much on a $2,500 bike. However, I think we will see a similar $100 increase on MSRP on entry level bikes in the $500 to $800 range...
02-08-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By ARider2

I see this thread is several months old but I...

I see this thread is several months old but I want to congratulate the OP for finding a great bicycle, but even more for finding an LBS that he can trust! This thread highlights one of the many...
02-02-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By ARider2

One thing I notice in the Shimano Dealer's Manual...

One thing I notice in the Shimano Dealer's Manual for the FD-RX810 is that there is a section to inform users that they may here noise when shifted in a combination when using the small chainring...
01-29-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,501
Posted By ARider2

When wrapping handlebars I keep a small metal...

When wrapping handlebars I keep a small metal clamp handy, like the one pictured below. Sometimes I use it to hold the tape in place if I am interrupted during the middle of doing the job. Whether it...
01-25-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By ARider2

The material used is more important than the...

The material used is more important than the brand. For example if you go for stainless steel inner cable the brand is less important. Read up on the different types of housing and make sure to...
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By ARider2

I got a Paris Sport as a teenager back in the...

I got a Paris Sport as a teenager back in the early '70s. It replaced a Raleigh Record that was stolen (along with my older brother's Raleigh Grand Prix). I lived in Northern New Jersey near the shop...
01-18-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,325
Views: 407,192
Posted By ARider2

I have been working on a '97 Lemond Tourmalet...

I have been working on a '97 Lemond Tourmalet that is in excellent original condition. I decided to leave the original handlebar tape and tires to show just how original and low mileage the bike is....
01-18-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By ARider2

If the bicycle looks like it is low mileage (e.g....

If the bicycle looks like it is low mileage (e.g. little wear on original tires and chain) and the bearings and cups look good then a cleaning, regreasing and reusing the original bearings is fine. ...
01-16-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By ARider2

It's great to hear about people who ride bikes...

It's great to hear about people who ride bikes regularly who are over 80. It gives us younger folks some hope that we might be sill pedaling for years to come.
01-16-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By ARider2

One benefit to taking everything apart,...

One benefit to taking everything apart, especially on a bike that sees a lot of use in wet conditions, is to prevent parts from seizing in place due to corrosion. Once apart everything can be...
01-15-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,016
Posted By ARider2

In a low speed fall I might hang on to the...

In a low speed fall I might hang on to the handlebars and use them to absorb the impact. If I'm moving along and crash I try to go into a tuck and roll and try to roll my way to a stop rather than...
01-11-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By ARider2

I believe in this context, DS=Drive Side (side...

I believe in this context,
DS=Drive Side (side where chain is)
NDS=Non-Drive Side
01-06-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,583
Posted By ARider2

I always make sure valve caps are provided for...

I always make sure valve caps are provided for both tires when a flat repair is performed on either tire. Often a bicycle comes in missing one or two and I make sure both are present when the job is...
01-06-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,583
Posted By ARider2

The bicycle I had to cut the valve stems off was...

The bicycle I had to cut the valve stems off was not mine. The owner was not happy to say the least but I had the same thought... how could they go so long without putting air in the tire?
12-31-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By ARider2

Judging from the fork I'd say it's a Chopper! ...

Judging from the fork I'd say it's a Chopper! All kidding aside first thing I thought was recumbent.
12-31-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By ARider2

Yes, this is the classic case of a new chain with...

Yes, this is the classic case of a new chain with an old cassette. Replace the cassette and your problem will be solved. You may be able to just replace the small cog if that is the only gear where...
Forum: Foo
12-31-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,437
Posted By ARider2

Some say weight loss is 80 percent diet and 20...

Some say weight loss is 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise. This makes sense to me. I ended up losing 50 LBS going from 225 down to 175 and most of it was due to diet. My motivation was because...
12-31-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By ARider2

This does happen and is the reason why I always...

This does happen and is the reason why I always test drive each bicycle after I do any work. What works fine on the lift does not always work so well on a test drive. I suggest you measure the...
12-29-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,025
Posted By ARider2

Sorry about your crash. Hopefully your injuries...

Sorry about your crash. Hopefully your injuries won't be too painful and you will have a quick recovery so you can get back out on your bike soon. For the benefit of others do you have any idea of...
12-23-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By ARider2

I used to get hip joint pain that would leave me...

I used to get hip joint pain that would leave me limping. I began a daily routine of emphasizing stretching, strength and balance for all of my joints including my hips. I do yoga and pilates like...
12-22-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,295
Posted By ARider2

asalt, if you tell us your approximate budget as...

asalt, if you tell us your approximate budget as well as a weight range you are seeking we can give you some suggestions. Just as important is knowing your intended use for the bike and estimate for...
12-21-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,547
Posted By ARider2

Miradaman, if your old MTB has a 7 speed 14-34t...

Miradaman, if your old MTB has a 7 speed 14-34t freewheel and your chain is due for replacement anyway you might want to replace the chain and freewheel because the latest Shimano 7 speed freewheel...
12-16-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,873
Posted By ARider2

One time a medium sized dog began to give chase...

One time a medium sized dog began to give chase on my right side. I was going about 15MPH and I noticed a car parked on my right about 25 feet away. As the dog was nipping at my right heels I rode...
12-15-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By ARider2

You did not mention whether your new bike will...

You did not mention whether your new bike will have hydraulic or cable disc brakes. If they are hydraulic some manufacturers recommend not laying it on its side. Chances are it will not cause issues...
12-14-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By ARider2

I usually just use the old housing to fish the...

I usually just use the old housing to fish the new housing through the frame. I first cut off any ferrules from the ends of the old housing then I tape the end of the old and new housing together...
Forum: Texas
12-10-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,015
Posted By ARider2

I have a need for speed so if I was riding there...

I have a need for speed so if I was riding there I guess I would move my Valentine 1 radar detector from my car to my bicycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,019
Posted By ARider2

Yes, the Hollywood system clamps down on the...

Yes, the Hollywood system clamps down on the frame while the Kuat system clamps down on the tire to hold the bicycle in place. If one wants a system that does not touch the frame then it is worth the...
12-05-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,171
Posted By ARider2

Yes, if you use an e-bike for commuting you will...

Yes, if you use an e-bike for commuting you will most likely be able to complete your 6 mile commute without breaking a sweat even in the summer. It depends on how much effort you provide versus how...
12-03-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,195
Posted By ARider2

Budget Bike or Fixing bike? You mentioned you use...

Budget Bike or Fixing bike? You mentioned you use the bike frequently and you have a $450 budget. This is enough money to buy a decent quality used bicycle that will last several years with proper...
11-30-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,263
Posted By ARider2

If it's only flat on the bottom I will ride it...

If it's only flat on the bottom I will ride it home.
11-27-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,213
Posted By ARider2

I would suggest you find a cardiologist who has a...

I would suggest you find a cardiologist who has a practice that specializes in treating elite athletes. Then have a stress test performed which includes an echocardiogram before and after the stress...
11-27-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By ARider2

Many good suggestions already including seeking a...

Many good suggestions already including seeking a bike coop or taking time to learn yourself. Many bike shops will perform a full tune up for $60 to $85 unless you are in an expensive area. But as...
11-23-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By ARider2

Center lock brake rotors have been largely out of...

Center lock brake rotors have been largely out of stock at most bicycle parts suppliers while there has been a better supply of 6 bolt rotors available. Also I think center lock brake rotors are...
11-05-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By ARider2

I would try the smallest size possible because...

I would try the smallest size possible because generally a narrower tire with a smaller contact patch does better in the snow. Also snow may stick to the tire and it may rub on the fender meaning...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By ARider2

Before getting a new brake set I suggest you...

Before getting a new brake set I suggest you first change the inner cable and outer housing and see if that improves things. I often find changing the cable and housing provides for a more direct...
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