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05-03-21, 07:04 AM
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Posted By DougG

In addition to my old Crosstrail I also own an...

In addition to my old Crosstrail I also own an e-bike that I got about a year ago (Specialized Vado). While I enjoy riding it -- at 74yo I can use a boost sometimes! -- at 55lb it's no Crosstrail and...
05-03-21, 06:48 AM
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Posted By DougG

On my first-year (2013) Crosstrail Comp Disc I've...

On my first-year (2013) Crosstrail Comp Disc I've noticed that the front brake lever is getting close to the grip when I engage the brake. I can't recall if the hydraulic brakes are self-adjusting or...
12-23-20, 07:34 AM
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Views: 14,737
Posted By DougG

I don't know about other states, but Michigan has...

I don't know about other states, but Michigan has a state-wide inter-library loan program that can be accessed online. It not only includes almost every public library in the state, but also all of...
10-15-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 790,247
Posted By DougG

I stopped at my local Trek dealer today since I...

I stopped at my local Trek dealer today since I heard that they finally got a shipment in and found that they had a number of DS's, but no DS4s. When I asked, I was told that they have no idea of the...
10-02-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,935
Posted By DougG

Unfortunately that metric gets harder with age....

Unfortunately that metric gets harder with age. In running, there's a goal to run a 10K in less than your age, and at 74 I was still able to do this up until this year when recent back problems have...
09-06-20, 11:57 AM
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Posted By DougG

I'm thinking of replacing my '13 Crosstrail and...

I'm thinking of replacing my '13 Crosstrail and since Specialized no longer has that model, I've been looking closely at the '21 DS 4, which is not in stock yet around here. One of my questions is...
09-04-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 481,624
Posted By DougG

Good photos, Mark. My current rack has a solid...

Good photos, Mark. My current rack has a solid platform and acts as a decent fender, at least keeping me from getting a muddy stripe up my back like the guys riding with me! Looking at the Sirrus...
09-04-20, 09:04 AM
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Posted By DougG

Thanks for the info. I'll have to drop by the...

Thanks for the info. I'll have to drop by the shop and take a closer look and maybe a test ride (if it's still there). But on the rack question in general I might be rethinking things. My mix of...
09-04-20, 08:54 AM
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Views: 268,461
Posted By DougG

My LBS specifically said that the Sirrus X line...

My LBS specifically said that the Sirrus X line is a replacement and he also mildly badmouthed suspension forks as being "heavy and not doing very much". The Crosstrail does have a rather...
09-02-20, 03:13 PM
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Posted By DougG

My LBS is promoting the Sirrus X as their...

My LBS is promoting the Sirrus X as their replacement for the discontinued Crosstrail. I have a '13 Crosstrail that I've really liked but it's time to replace it. The closest match might be a Trek...
09-02-20, 02:08 PM
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Views: 268,461
Posted By DougG

I stopped at my LBS and confirmed that the...

I stopped at my LBS and confirmed that the Crosstrail is done for. The sales guy was pushing the Sirrus X as the "replacement" but after researching that line I can give several reasons why I'm not...
08-19-20, 06:38 AM
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Views: 268,461
Posted By DougG

Just a follow-up to my earlier post about...

Just a follow-up to my earlier post about thinking of a new bike and changing my mind after taking a good ride on my trusty Crosstrail: So here is my '13 Crosstrail Comp Disc (first year the CT came...
08-17-20, 03:29 PM
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Views: 268,461
Posted By DougG

Yes, that's the one. But today I took my CT out...

Yes, that's the one. But today I took my CT out for a ride and, looking at it critically, I think it's still in great condition and looks really nice with its white color scheme. Hate to give it up...
08-17-20, 09:20 AM
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Views: 268,461
Posted By DougG

I hope that's all it is. I'm thinking of...

I hope that's all it is. I'm thinking of replacing my old crosstrail and saw that they had disappeared from the site since my last visit. The problem now is that I started looking around and am...
06-17-20, 07:03 AM
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Posted By DougG

You can really ride a recumbent on trails? Seems...

You can really ride a recumbent on trails? Seems to me most of them look slow-steering and you can't stand on the pedals going over bigger bumps. Also maybe hard to get your foot down if you tip...
06-16-20, 06:34 AM
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Posted By DougG

I assume you meant "can" instead of "can't" in...

I assume you meant "can" instead of "can't" in your post. I agree that mornings are my favorite time to ride. I tend to wilt in the heat and much prefer being a bit too cool to being too hot. I also...
06-15-20, 06:15 AM
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Posted By DougG

I this the "Slow Spokes" club that puts on "Peach...

I this the "Slow Spokes" club that puts on "Peach of a Ride" in SE Michigan?
06-11-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By DougG

Skewer for Raleigh Ravenio

A friend of mine (who lives in another state) needs to buy a new rear skewer for her "Raleigh Ravenio" road bike. There's no bike shop in her rural town so she'll have to order one. I'm not familiar...
06-04-20, 06:53 AM
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Posted By DougG

I don't know if this violates some sort of forum...

I don't know if this violates some sort of forum guidelines, but for those of you on Facebook there is a really nice group called "Cycling Past 70", made up of mature riders around the world, posting...
05-26-20, 12:06 PM
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Posted By DougG

Sweet! Be sure to let us know what you think of...

Sweet! Be sure to let us know what you think of it. However, you've now triggered "Buyer's Remorse x 2" for me. I bought a Vado 4 and took delivery in early March, which seemed like a lucky stroke...
05-23-20, 07:13 AM
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Posted By DougG

In general, I find that the older I get, the less...

In general, I find that the older I get, the less I'm drawn to jerseys with lettering and other such graphics. The last two I've purchased have been mostly solid color with maybe some subtle pattern...
05-13-20, 06:44 AM
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Posted By DougG

Your comment about food reminds me of what I'm...

Your comment about food reminds me of what I'm finding difficult about riding during this shutdown. I usually end up riding solo, so in lieu of a group consensus on where we're going, I always set...
05-11-20, 07:11 AM
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Posted By DougG

There's no way I can compete with the young...

There's no way I can compete with the young hardbodies on the popular Strava segments around here, but by opting for the Premium membership you can get results by age group, which goes by 5-yr...
05-06-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 947
Views: 268,461
Posted By DougG

I only needed an inch or so of added height and...

I only needed an inch or so of added height and installed an adjustable stem that I got from Performance Bike back when they had a local shop here. But be careful about doing something that radically...
04-15-20, 03:02 PM
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Posted By DougG

My all-around Felt VR5: ...

My all-around Felt VR5:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/2016_10_29_12_45_40_1dbad367bd992d0af92b8c403cb96f68cb870d4b.jpg

And, because I'm 73 and after 65+ years of...
04-08-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By DougG

Thanks. I would have taken it by my LBS for this...

Thanks. I would have taken it by my LBS for this except that our bike shops are all currently closed, but this is not a big deal at all at this time and I can afford to wait.
04-07-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By DougG

Preload adjuster won't budge

I recently got a new bike with a Suntour NCX E25 spring-loaded fork that has a preload adjuster on the top of the left leg. When I tried to dial it down a bit yesterday, there was no way I could...
04-04-20, 07:43 AM
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Views: 268,461
Posted By DougG

As I've mentioned before, I bought a Crosstrail...

As I've mentioned before, I bought a Crosstrail Comp in January 2013 when they first came out, and it has been my favorite and longest-lived bike so far. It's outlasted a couple of road bikes, but...
02-18-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By DougG

If I were about 20 years younger I'm sure I'd...

If I were about 20 years younger I'm sure I'd rise to the challenge, but that was then...
02-04-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By DougG

I test rode an Allant+ and it was a really nice...

I test rode an Allant+ and it was a really nice bike that they market as a Class 3 (28mph) "commuter" bike. They told me that there will be a variant with a suspension fork -- which is a must-have...
02-04-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,521
Posted By DougG

In Michigan, Class 1 bikes are allowed by default...

In Michigan, Class 1 bikes are allowed by default on all public trails unless specifically prohibited. All other classes are not allowed unless specifically permitted. As an example, there are two...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-04-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By DougG

I've been involved in some of the trails toward...

I've been involved in some of the trails toward the eastern end of this route and can say that they are being developed and improved all the time, with some of the "missing" segments scheduled to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,177
Posted By DougG

I've long since moved on, but my favorite bike...

I've long since moved on, but my favorite bike for gearing range was my Specialized Sequoia with its 3x10 gearing. I spent almost all my time on the 39-tooth middle ring, but had the lower and higher...
12-04-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By DougG

Lots of variables in range. My wife can get 75...

Lots of variables in range. My wife can get 75 miles or more on her Verve+, but our routes are essentially flat and she rides it in the lowest-boost "Eco" mode almost all the time.
11-27-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 219,636
Posted By DougG

That's exactly my bike: ...

That's exactly my bike:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x675/vr5_89fe1432d15774876e532582da9f554e43d4c2a6.jpg

At the time I bought it when it was first released, the VR5...
11-27-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 43,364
Posted By DougG

Me too. I tried riding with a local club group...

Me too. I tried riding with a local club group and the conversations when we stopped for lunch were fun, but I'd get done with a ride and realize all that I'd seen was the rear tire of the guy in...
11-22-19, 12:48 PM
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Posted By DougG

Something I put together the other day after...

Something I put together the other day after going through some photos on my PC. I guess you could call it "65+ Years of Pedaling":
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11-21-19, 07:37 AM
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Posted By DougG

But it's significant that, while it wasn't...

But it's significant that, while it wasn't noticeably easier, it wasn't any worse, which does speak to an improvement in the equipment. Between the weight of the bike and the difference in what I was...
11-20-19, 07:31 AM
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Posted By DougG

To get back to my running experience, I started...

To get back to my running experience, I started running a lot when I was in my 50s and steadily increased in performance right up to my mid-60s, and in fact several of my PRs were when I was about...
11-19-19, 07:32 AM
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Posted By DougG

I'm not a competitive cyclist, but I do compete...

I'm not a competitive cyclist, but I do compete regularly in running events and can track changes in my performance over the years. When I started running, I progressed in distances from 5Ks to 10Ks...
11-11-19, 08:05 AM
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Posted By DougG

I agree on that. I don't know what type of gravel...

I agree on that. I don't know what type of gravel roads so-called drop-bar "gravel bikes" are intended for, but we have a lot of unpaved roads around here and they can range from rough to really...
11-10-19, 12:35 PM
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Posted By DougG

I'm not a MTBer, but have some general advice. I...

I'm not a MTBer, but have some general advice. I did similar trail riding years ago, but on dirt bikes, and recall that in my early days of learning all the techniques, I used to crash --- a lot! Of...
11-01-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,968
Posted By DougG

You are very, very lucky. The last guy I saw in a...

You are very, very lucky. The last guy I saw in a crash like that over two years ago is a permanent quadriplegic. Worst thing that ever happened in my presence and it still haunts me to think about...
10-29-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By DougG

There was no paint involved -- it was just using...

There was no paint involved -- it was just using a light beam to illustrate the spray pattern.
10-29-19, 07:01 AM
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Posted By DougG

Yet one more reminder of my age. I have a group...

Yet one more reminder of my age. I have a group of friends who have all known each other since we were at college 50+ years ago and we've all stayed active and in generally good health. Yesterday my...
10-27-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By DougG

Robotic painting of a bicycle frame

Last week I was invited back to an open house at the robotics firm that I retired from 11 years ago. One demo that caught my eye was of one of our paint robots simulating painting a bicycle frame.
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10-27-19, 06:31 AM
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Posted By DougG

I'm 73 and ditto to all of the above, so thanks...

I'm 73 and ditto to all of the above, so thanks for summarizing what I'm pretty sure all of us are experiencing. To that I'd add general loss of strength and endurance, but I'm sure most of us are...
10-17-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,800
Posted By DougG

I don't like it that they seem to want to limit...

I don't like it that they seem to want to limit the speed on paths by limiting the bikes' capability. After all, my car will do 100mph but I don't drive on local streets at anything over 25mph. Just...
10-17-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,962
Posted By DougG

I also liked the DualSport+, but thought...

I also liked the DualSport+, but thought (typically Trek) it was definitely overpriced for what was there. For the same price, I've decided on a Vado 4.0, which has more features (such as...
10-17-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,026
Posted By DougG

I find Strava terrifically motivating for putting...

I find Strava terrifically motivating for putting on miles cycling and for my running performances. I opted for the Premium membership mainly because I can look at my times by age group; when you're...
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