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01-27-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By The Old Peddler

Yes, that is the case, I have trouble turning my...

Yes, that is the case, I have trouble turning my head to look behind me so I keep my head in one position most of the time. I thought that was your original premise. A helmet mirror works well for me...
01-27-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By The Old Peddler

I don't feel safe riding without a mirror. ...

I don't feel safe riding without a mirror. However, I use a helmet mirror. I tried a fixed mirror on the bars but it drove me crazy trying to see anything because the bars were constantly in...
10-20-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,626
Posted By The Old Peddler

Wearing a hockey helmet while riding a bike would...

Wearing a hockey helmet while riding a bike would not seem funny to me. Though, I just might laugh if you tried wearing a hockey puck instead.

The Old Peddler
10-16-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,084
Posted By The Old Peddler

I have been using the EVT Safe Zone Bicycle...

I have been using the EVT Safe Zone Bicycle Helmet Mirror from Amazon for many months now. I really like the product, tho it takes some getting used to .... but it is stable and BIG for a helmet...
10-16-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,878
Posted By The Old Peddler

What I take with me (on me or the bike): Helmet...

What I take with me (on me or the bike): Helmet (yes, do get one ), Mirror (OMG I can't believe I ever rode without a helmet mirror. Sooo much better to be able to see behind me in traffic), Bottle...
10-16-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,707
Posted By The Old Peddler

My "off" experiences are not as dramatic as some...

My "off" experiences are not as dramatic as some mentioned here but I did have some memorable ones. (1) Long ago I was blindsided by a car at a corner. Knocked me down and mangled the bike but I had...
10-16-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,569
Posted By The Old Peddler

Being old and a biker isn't about going somewhere...

Being old and a biker isn't about going somewhere fast. It is a matter of getting there at all.
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10-02-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By The Old Peddler

Personally, I prefer tubes in my bike tires. But...

Personally, I prefer tubes in my bike tires. But then, I started biking around the time Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber. LOL.

The Old Peddler
09-22-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,541
Posted By The Old Peddler

Classic Electra cruiser. Retro design and paint,...

Classic Electra cruiser. Retro design and paint, nexus 3 speed, fat frank white tires (brown rims really look good with those tires), 3 piece crankset, Electra rear rack (I had one like it). That...
09-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,296
Posted By The Old Peddler

Absolutely! build your own bike from a selection...

Absolutely! build your own bike from a selection that fits your needs. It's fun, entertaining and sometimes brain challenging (all good stuff). Also it can save money but I would not guarantee that...
09-16-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,579
Posted By The Old Peddler

Damned if I Do and damned if I Don't

Yes and No. Here in the SF bay area, I stopped riding when the AQI got over 100. But not riding (days, weeks?) poses certain other health risks for me so I started riding again if the AQI was under...
09-11-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By The Old Peddler

Definitely beach worthy now. Nice

Definitely beach worthy now. Nice
09-04-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 478,623
Posted By The Old Peddler

Red Cruiser

This is the last Beach type Cruiser I did (~2011). It was an Electra Cruiser 1 (steel frame, single speed, 26in wheels) when I bought it. I kept the frame, front fork and seat post and replaced...
09-04-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By The Old Peddler

A little wobble side to side isn't going to...

A little wobble side to side isn't going to affect your ride much. That can be adjusted while on the bike, with care and a light touch. An inflated tire will not make much of a difference either. ...
09-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By The Old Peddler

I agree with the consensus, don't ride on that...

I agree with the consensus, don't ride on that wheel. A hit on a pothole or even a speed bump could cause that rim to fail with catastrophic results.
A comment about tensioning: Easy does it. A...
09-04-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,988
Posted By The Old Peddler

Neither Flu nor snow nor rain nor heat nor...

Neither Flu nor snow nor rain nor heat nor pandemic will keep me from my daily ride. I take reasonable precautions such as wearing a mask while riding. That is a part of my "ride gear" just like a...
09-01-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,179
Posted By The Old Peddler

In the early years of my building bikes (starting...

In the early years of my building bikes (starting around 2002), I was really into fat tires (24 X 3.0) and custom wheels on specialty cruisers. That was pretty much the only size available then.
I...
09-01-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,971
Posted By The Old Peddler

All the bikes I built have some form of personal...

All the bikes I built have some form of personal ID on them. I started doing this when I was building them for potential sale. I used high quality decals (vinyl transfers).
Most of them have this...
09-01-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,522
Posted By The Old Peddler

Wow, it seems to me that HELMETS as a biking...

Wow, it seems to me that HELMETS as a biking component are a really hot topic. Lots of good viewpoints that, I admit, surprised me. Being out of biking for so long, I lost touch with the market for...
08-25-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 478,623
Posted By The Old Peddler

Originally Posted by 2old: "Testament to the...

Originally Posted by 2old: "Testament to the efficacy of a Thudbuster"
Yes indeed! :) I am a big fan of the Thudbuster seat post. That nice ride has saved my butt many times on rough bike paths.
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08-18-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,868
Posted By The Old Peddler

I have a $2000 bike ($2500 in today's money) but...

I have a $2000 bike ($2500 in today's money) but I didn't buy it that way. Instead I got a medium expensive new bike with "good bones" and starting upgrading it with components that made it suit me...
08-11-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 478,623
Posted By The Old Peddler

A Blast From the Past

My first Cruiser Bike. It is an Electra Rally Sport (2002). The paint is powder coat in anti-freeze green. Rear wheel has a Nexus 7 speed rear hub with coaster brake. Front wheel has a King disc...
08-09-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 478,623
Posted By The Old Peddler

Super Cruiser

This is my daily ride. This is quite the opposite of a single speed beach bike but I still think of it as a " Cruiser". It was originally an Electra Townie 21D (2010) with a Suntour suspension fork,...
08-01-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 478,623
Posted By The Old Peddler

Did not weld it. This an alloy (aluminum) frame...

Did not weld it. This an alloy (aluminum) frame and fork. That would have required a TIG welder, which I did not have, and there is always the
danger that the thin metal might have warped. Instead,...
08-01-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,725
Posted By The Old Peddler

The Big Apple's pictured are 26 X 2.35. Note: I...

The Big Apple's pictured are 26 X 2.35. Note: I looked at an old Electra catalog from 2010. At that time, all the "Original" 26" Townies used the same rim. It seems there were both narrow (2.0)...
07-31-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,725
Posted By The Old Peddler

On my Townie, I have Halo SAS 26" rims. SAS rims...

On my Townie, I have Halo SAS 26" rims. SAS rims are 30mm internal. I probably could have run the Big Apple tires on the original rims. But since I was re-building the wheels anyway to change the...
07-30-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,816
Posted By The Old Peddler

74K miles, wow! John, you're a better man than I...

74K miles, wow! John, you're a better man than I am.

The Old Peddler
07-30-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 478,623
Posted By The Old Peddler

Here is one of my favorite Cruiser Bikes. It...

Here is one of my favorite Cruiser Bikes. It started out as an Electra Punk (2008). It has an alloy frame and a 3 piece crankset. The Punk paint job was not a selling point with me but these "tank"...
07-30-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,725
Posted By The Old Peddler

I run Schwalbe Big Apple tires on my Townie. I...

I run Schwalbe Big Apple tires on my Townie. I also had a set of Fat Frank's in white on another bike. I like both of those tires a lot for 26 inch rims.

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07-30-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By The Old Peddler

Congrats on your retirement. Personally, during...

Congrats on your retirement. Personally, during my working career, I did not ride much. But after I retired I did much more riding. Just a case of something new to do when retired, I believe. I...
07-28-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By The Old Peddler

Get a Thudbuster seatpost. I am quite impressed...

Get a Thudbuster seatpost. I am quite impressed with the different makes for your torso. The correct elastomer under your butt really softens those potholes.

The Old Peddler
07-28-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By The Old Peddler

I am also 6 feet tall and about 235 lbs. I...

I am also 6 feet tall and about 235 lbs. I recommend you look at Electra bikes. I have several and I am confident that any of them would carry you without a problem. Also their "flat foot"...
07-28-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,816
Posted By The Old Peddler

Perineal Nerve Pain and a special saddle

For riders of advanced age, perineal nerve pain is more likely to occur. It is the main reason I stopped riding 8 years ago. Then, 3 + months ago I started riding again because, due to the pandemic,...
07-20-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,605
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 577,293
Posted By The Old Peddler

What do you mean by -85+? Why not -100+? Is...

What do you mean by -85+? Why not -100+? Is there something that happens when you get over 85 that you don't want to tell me about? I'm already more than half way between 65 and 85, so what kind of...
Forum: Introductions
07-20-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By The Old Peddler

Welcome, I can only imagine what riding is like...

Welcome, I can only imagine what riding is like in Serbia. Please post some on the road photos when you can.

The Old Peddler
07-20-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,839
Posted By The Old Peddler

When you can post a photo, the answer should be...

When you can post a photo, the answer should be available from someone. I have had to deal with a few of those awkward bottom bracket assemblies myself.

The Old Peddler
Forum: Introductions
07-20-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By The Old Peddler

Thank you all, this is an interesting forum. I...

Thank you all, this is an interesting forum. I am looking forward to learning some new tricks. LOL

The Old Peddler
07-09-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,523
Posted By The Old Peddler

You are going to have to get a new hub/wheel to...

You are going to have to get a new hub/wheel to do that. I have replaced a coaster hub before. I suggest you find a old donor bike with a Shimano 3 speed internal rear hub and use that rear wheel. ...
07-09-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,789
Posted By The Old Peddler

Yes, a front brake is the best solution for more...

Yes, a front brake is the best solution for more stopping power. You may need a long reach caliper so check the specs before you buy. It should bolt right on, no drilling.
07-09-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,082
Posted By The Old Peddler

Nice. Electra's are my favorite bikes. I have...

Nice. Electra's are my favorite bikes. I have one just like yours in Red with 24X3 wheels/tires. Mine has a lot of mods too.
07-09-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,154
Posted By The Old Peddler

The construction looks odd. I would have said...

The construction looks odd. I would have said much older than 2000 but an aluminum frame surprises me and it could be that young. PS I like the color too.
Forum: Introductions
07-09-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By The Old Peddler

SF Bay Area Ancient Rider

I built custom cruiser bikes for a few years when I was seriously into biking. That was 10-15 years ago. Then I got into other forms of adventure and stored my bikes away. The CV-19 crisis cut me...
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