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Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 615
Posted By ARider2

I suggest you find a place that rents road bikes...

I suggest you find a place that rents road bikes where you can demo/rent road bikes and let them help you decide on sizing and model. Then you can spend a couple of hours test riding to see how...
05-09-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,338
Posted By ARider2

Trek is buying up a lot of locally owned...

Trek is buying up a lot of locally owned independent bicycle shops. This is moving the mix toward corporate owned stores and away from locally owned stores. It is increasingly difficult for small...
Forum: Introductions
05-02-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By ARider2

That sounds like a nice classic bike. Once you...

That sounds like a nice classic bike. Once you have something like 10 posts you will be able to post up a picture of it.
05-02-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 471
Posted By ARider2

Do you think you got a fake knockoff part from...

Do you think you got a fake knockoff part from Craigslist rather than a genuine Shimano part?
Forum: Introductions
05-02-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By ARider2

Welcome to the forum. You will get lots of help...

Welcome to the forum. You will get lots of help here with your restoration project. What is the bicycle?
05-02-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By ARider2

People ask about getting a replacement plastic...

People ask about getting a replacement plastic chainring guard for their bike from time to time but we cannot find any that are suitable replacements. Often these are found on relatively inexpensive...
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.
04-30-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By ARider2

I have had to replace the front brake rotor on a...

I have had to replace the front brake rotor on a brand new bicycle due to excessive noise. I was able to use the brake pads but for not the rotor. As soon as I replaced the rotor with another new...
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...
04-26-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By ARider2

If you can get two new tires, a chain, shifter...

If you can get two new tires, a chain, shifter cable and all the adjustments you mentioned (basically a tune-up) for $130 it would still be about half the cost of a new one plus you'll keep your old...
04-25-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By ARider2

I just reordered it as I was out thanks for...

I just reordered it as I was out thanks for reminding me of its qualities and uses.
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...
04-19-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By ARider2

That's a fine bike in great condition congrats...

That's a fine bike in great condition congrats and enjoy it!
04-18-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By ARider2

Price sensitive folks should do the research...

Price sensitive folks should do the research BEFORE bringing their bike in for service or repairs, not after the work has already been done. No one should be surprised that bicycle parts and service...
04-16-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,763
Posted By ARider2

Whats the best way you've found to get tubes...

Whats the best way you've found to get tubes CHEAP?

It is unfortunate that some prefer to support online businesses like Amazon, Walmart and others rather than their LBS when a price difference of...
04-15-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By ARider2

I find this is common on many bicycles but most...

I find this is common on many bicycles but most people are not aware of it.
04-14-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By ARider2

I ride off-road with a friend who has the same...

I ride off-road with a friend who has the same fat e-bike with a 1 X 8 drivetrain. He tends to be a masher, that is pedaling slowly, pushing hard on the pedals, and often in the smallest cog. I...
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...
04-06-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By ARider2

I use the Park tool chain checker and I wait...

I use the Park tool chain checker and I wait until the chain is nearly 1.00 and then I change the chain and cassette. I find when the chain is between 0.75 and 1.00 bicycles still perform well...
04-05-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By ARider2

Will the Price of Tubes GO DOWN ??? The...

Will the Price of Tubes GO DOWN ???

The simple answer is NO. Prices for all consumer products including bicycles, parts and accessories are all going up due to higher shipping and labor costs...
04-04-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By ARider2

Most likely a worn chain or cassette. Measure...

Most likely a worn chain or cassette. Measure the chain with a chain checker to verify.
04-02-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By ARider2

I prefer a handlebar clamp with at least 2 bolts...

I prefer a handlebar clamp with at least 2 bolts and 4 is even better. If I had a 1 bolt handlebar clamp and I was unsure whether the stem or handlebars had been replaced I would replace the stem...
03-28-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,108
Posted By ARider2

Does it have a front and rear derailleur and in...

Does it have a front and rear derailleur and in what gear combinations does it occur? Can you get it to happen every time or is it intermittent? It's either a freewheel or freehub problem, shifting...
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...
03-23-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By ARider2

Yes you should be able to just swap the cones and...

Yes you should be able to just swap the cones and lock nuts from your bolt on axle to your quick release axle.
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.
03-21-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By ARider2

Those levers were popular in the 70's and it may...

Those levers were popular in the 70's and it may be something added by the original owner.
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...
03-17-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By ARider2

I suspected a problem with my Bosch Active Line...

I suspected a problem with my Bosch Active Line Plus equipped e-bike where the chain came off when others were riding it. Try as I may and after many miles I was unable to get the chain to come off....
03-16-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 784
Posted By ARider2

While some may think the plastic caps are not...

While some may think the plastic caps are not needed I think a bicycle that goes in for a tune up or flat repair should come out with caps as this shows the mechanic pays attention to such details. ...
03-16-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By ARider2

The SKS fenders are of good quality and light...

The SKS fenders are of good quality and light (plastic) but you can also get chrome plated fenders (metal) which are heavier. Planet Bike also makes some good plastic fenders. Check the mounting...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,017
Posted By ARider2

It looks like it will be very difficult to find...

It looks like it will be very difficult to find new bikes in 2021. Hopefully new bikes will be more widely available in 2022. Since last September manufacturers keep pushing back delivery dates...
03-09-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By ARider2

You might want to check Ebay for a used Adams...

You might want to check Ebay for a used Adams Trail-a-Bike. I do not see a new one available with gears but I think they used to have one with gears which you may find used. They also made a tandem...
03-08-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,595
Posted By ARider2

I live near the beach and I have had regular fat...

I live near the beach and I have had regular fat bikes and e-bikes but for the first time I just got a fat e-bike and I have been having a great time riding it in the woods and on the beach. I had...
02-17-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By ARider2

Since you are new to bike mechanics you should...

Since you are new to bike mechanics you should consider bringing your wheel to your local bike shop to have them remove your cassette. While there you can buy the ball bearings, new axle and spoke...
02-17-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By ARider2

My question is: 1. Could this be cause by me...

My question is:
1. Could this be cause by me losing some of the bearings that were supposed to fit on the non-drive side? Since I noticed quite a space for more when I put what I found back. YES it...
02-16-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,598
Posted By ARider2

One issue I see is the lack of available e-bikes...

One issue I see is the lack of available e-bikes in the short run. Just before Covid-19 e-bikes were plentiful and many were offered at a discount. Today it is hard to find any bikes including...
02-13-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By ARider2

I am ready to replace my 12 year old Topeak...

I am ready to replace my 12 year old Topeak Smartgauge with a new one as it started being difficult to switch between presta and schrader. It still reads accurately and I will keep using it but...
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,244
Posted By ARider2

The increase of $100 provides little clue without...

The increase of $100 provides little clue without knowing what the original prices was, $100 increase on a $1000 bike, or $100 increase on a $4000 bike is a very different thing. How much was the...
02-11-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By ARider2

To answer a couple of your questions: The...

To answer a couple of your questions:

The few times I did my truing was just by feel and sight but is that good enough ?
YES it is fine but since your bike has disc brakes it is a good idea to...
02-09-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By ARider2

There is a bike shop in College Park that sells a...

There is a bike shop in College Park that sells a lot of used bikes. You may pay a little more than off Craigslist/Ebay but at least you know you are getting a bicycle that is ready to ride from a...
02-08-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By ARider2

Woops, you're right! I corrected my post above.

Woops, you're right! I corrected my post above.
02-08-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By ARider2

+1 what dsual said and you most likely need to...

+1 what dsual said and you most likely need to replace the cassette, but in addition to this, and you probably already know this, riding in the large chainring in front while using the larger cogs in...
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