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Forum: Great Lakes
02-08-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,616
Posted By Lion Steve

I live just north of Springfield. I retired early...

I live just north of Springfield. I retired early about 12 years ago and started riding. I ride everyday when weather permits, and have logged over 7,000 miles several years in a row, and over 8,000...
08-22-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By Lion Steve

Speaking of the Wright Bros, I live near Dayton,...

Speaking of the Wright Bros, I live near Dayton, Ohio, home of the Wight Bros. There was a article in the Dayton Daily News saying that the people who own the rights to the Wright Brothers name...
01-18-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,652
Posted By Lion Steve

I'm 60. I remember responding here to a poll like...

I'm 60. I remember responding here to a poll like this when I retired at 55 and took up cycling. Seems like last year. Time has really speeded up since retiring, but I wouldn't change a thing. I got...
08-31-09, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,227
Posted By Lion Steve

Actually, the two racks that I have are the same...

Actually, the two racks that I have are the same rack that you have. I only posted the other rack to show the reviews of Allen quality.
08-30-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,227
Posted By Lion Steve

I've had two Allen 2 bike racks for over the past...

I've had two Allen 2 bike racks for over the past 5 years. I purchased the second one for my other vehicle because I was so pleased with the first Allen rack. It is very easy to put on the...
08-30-09, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Lion Steve

I have been using these for the past couple of...

I have been using these for the past couple of years with fine results. For the price, $16.98, I find that they work well enough for the average basement mechanic.
...
08-16-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By Lion Steve

I was going to post Bicycle Times, as well. It is...

I was going to post Bicycle Times, as well. It is interesting to read in that I'm not reading about $5,000 bikes and a $200 jersey.
08-14-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,186
Posted By Lion Steve

If you are looking for an old bike to build a...

If you are looking for an old bike to build a singlespeed, look for a rear horizontal dropout to make the wheel transition easier.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-11-09, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By Lion Steve

Here is a shop in Loveland. ...

Here is a shop in Loveland.

http://cyclesport.net/
08-08-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 26,222
Posted By Lion Steve

I have this bag straped to the side of my seat...

I have this bag straped to the side of my seat bag. Works great.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_166274_-1_201497_10000_201501
08-06-09, 07:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,528
Posted By Lion Steve

I like Price Point for many cheap tools. They...

I like Price Point for many cheap tools. They aren't the Park Tools quality, but good enought for my needs. I've bought from Nashbar, Performance, Niagara with good results. I was a victim of the...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-07-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By Lion Steve

Here is a place in Bellbrook, on Rt 725. I've...

Here is a place in Bellbrook, on Rt 725. I've never had one done, but it looks like a good shop.

http://web.me.com/rogersgalaxie67/iprobikeshop/Bike_Fit.html
04-15-09, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,641
Posted By Lion Steve

They have 27" Continental Gatorskins at...

They have 27" Continental Gatorskins at Biketiresdirect.com. I have over 3,000 miles on a set of Gatorskins without one flat.
...
04-08-09, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By Lion Steve

I have this one from Feedback Sports. It is...

I have this one from Feedback Sports. It is reasonably priced, and seems fine. The base is very heavy and stays put where you place it.
...
04-01-09, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By Lion Steve

Are the cones adjusted tight enough?

Are the cones adjusted tight enough?
Forum: Great Lakes
03-30-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,148
Posted By Lion Steve

Yeah, our daughter lives In Springboro, so I ride...

Yeah, our daughter lives In Springboro, so I ride down to Corwin, often, to visit her family. My wife meets me in Corwin, with the car, for the return trip. I'm planning to see the entire trail one...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-29-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,148
Posted By Lion Steve

I'm familiar with your hill, north of Old Town...

I'm familiar with your hill, north of Old Town Reserve to Yellow Springs. I live near Springfield. That is just a beautiful area, especially heading toward Xenia, downhill.
03-28-09, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,347
Posted By Lion Steve

Is sewing machine oil good to lubricate spokes?...

Is sewing machine oil good to lubricate spokes? It is a very light oil. I think that it is about $3.00 for a 4 oz bottle at a local fabric store.
03-14-09, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,904
Posted By Lion Steve

I'm getting ready to put a Shamano freewheel on...

I'm getting ready to put a Shamano freewheel on my first SS conversion. Just how important is the proper chainline in relation to the freewheel's life span?
03-01-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Lion Steve

Several years ago, I was put on different...

Several years ago, I was put on different statins. The muscle pain, which is a symptom of possible heart muscle damage occuring, developed and I was switched over to Niaspan, which is a form of the...
02-26-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,645
Posted By Lion Steve

I've never tried anything but platforms. I wear...

I've never tried anything but platforms. I wear Shimano mountain bike shoes without the cleats installed. They give me a nice stiff sole without any problems walking while off the bike.
01-28-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,791
Posted By Lion Steve

Does anyone have any input on the Feedback Sports...

Does anyone have any input on the Feedback Sports Pro Truing Stand? It is made by the former Ultimate repair stand people. It is offered at Performance Bike. It is advertised to be able to fit it on...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-19-08, 04:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By Lion Steve

Technically, I think that the trails are supposed...

Technically, I think that the trails are supposed to be open from "dawn to dusk", but I doubt that a little early is any big deal.
08-03-08, 06:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,959
Posted By Lion Steve

Here is a source of cheaper cycling socks. You...

Here is a source of cheaper cycling socks. You can pick your own style, or else get the cheaper, grab bag price- they pick the colors for you.
...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-30-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,528
Posted By Lion Steve

This may help: ...

This may help:

http://www.ohiotoerietrail.org/Home.aspx

http://www.ohiotoerietrail.org/Map.aspx
07-18-08, 05:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By Lion Steve

The very strong winds on the Isle of Man must...

The very strong winds on the Isle of Man must have been a very favorable training enviroment.
06-24-08, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,957
Posted By Lion Steve

I use these without the cleats. Stiff, but very...

I use these without the cleats. Stiff, but very walkable. They also look much like normal shoes.

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-SH-MT20-MTB-Shoe/dp/B0011EFF4U/ref=pd_sbs_sg_3
05-15-08, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By Lion Steve

I'm in baggy shorts when my wife and I take a...

I'm in baggy shorts when my wife and I take a ride together. I sometimes encounter a problem with the shorts getting caught in the saddle during a dismount. It's irritating to look so clumsy.
05-04-08, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Lion Steve

A two bike rack like mine is perfect for one...

A two bike rack like mine is perfect for one bike, very inexpensive, and solid.

http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Deluxe-2-Bike-Trunk-Mount/dp/B000ELUXFC/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=
03-08-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Lion Steve

http://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Complete-Bicycle-M...

http://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Complete-Bicycle-Maintenance-Repair/dp/1579548830/ref=sr_1_35?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1204991230&sr=1-35

This one is reasonably priced and pretty complete for most jobs.
02-22-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,739
Posted By Lion Steve

I'm 6'0" ,and have a 20" hybrid that fits me...

I'm 6'0" ,and have a 20" hybrid that fits me well.
02-21-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Lion Steve

My wife's brother passed away a couple of years...

My wife's brother passed away a couple of years ago from cancer that started as a melanoma. He was a Vietnam vet that was exposed to Agent Orange. Although it cannot be proven that the chenical was...
02-17-08, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Lion Steve

I've had a 7200 for almost 3 years and have put...

I've had a 7200 for almost 3 years and have put about 7,000 miles on the bike with no problems. I'm in my mid, OK, make that late, 50's, and it has been a great bike to ride the paved bike trails. I...
02-06-08, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,292
Posted By Lion Steve

I'm so sorry. I feel like we all just lost of...

I'm so sorry. I feel like we all just lost of family member. I'm printing a copy of this from Bicycling magazine and placing it on the wall my bike workshop.
...
01-22-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,595
Posted By Lion Steve

Bicycling Magazine's Book of Bicycle repair and...

Bicycling Magazine's Book of Bicycle repair and maintenance.

Bell Solar helmet from LL Bean for $29.99, on sale.
01-20-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,125
Posted By Lion Steve

Funny thing, quite a coincidence, I just had a...

Funny thing, quite a coincidence, I just had a freewheel like the one originally described here removed at the LBS yesterday. The took about two minutes to do it and it only cost me $2.00. I had...
01-19-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By Lion Steve

I've used 0000 steel wool on some lightly rusted...

I've used 0000 steel wool on some lightly rusted chrome rims with good success. They look brand new except for a few larger pits that are too deep to come out.
01-16-08, 07:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,664
Posted By Lion Steve

I usually only ride in the drops into headwinds....

I usually only ride in the drops into headwinds. I have a relaxed geomentry bike with an adjustable stem, so my drops are very easy on my body.
01-10-08, 07:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By Lion Steve

Our local bike paths have mileage markers at...

Our local bike paths have mileage markers at every 1/2 mile. The wheel size numbers that were given with my computer are very accurate.
01-10-08, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Lion Steve

LBS labor policy?

Do LBS's rountinely assemble components not purchased from them? In other words, can you just buy their labor, and supply the parts yourself?
01-02-08, 06:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,321
Posted By Lion Steve

9F, 5 inches of new drifting snow. Looks like a...

9F, 5 inches of new drifting snow. Looks like a piece of leftover pumpkin pie is in my future following my trip outside to take the trash out to the curb.
01-01-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,337
Posted By Lion Steve

6,208 miles total. 3,979 Raleigh Cadent...

6,208 miles total.

3,979 Raleigh Cadent road bike
2,046 Trek 7200 hybrid
Forum: Great Lakes
12-26-07, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,144
Posted By Lion Steve

New mid weight Nashbar tights, a new...

New mid weight Nashbar tights, a new yellow/silver Bell Solar helmet, a Nashbar chain tool, and some Nashbar chain lube. It was a very good day.
12-18-07, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,762
Posted By Lion Steve

I delivered mail for almost 35 years. The biggest...

I delivered mail for almost 35 years. The biggest drawback that I can see from the photo is the need to constantly return to a central location to reload the bike basket. It is really amazing the...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-17-07, 06:41 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 29,082
Posted By Lion Steve

Go Blue!!!

Go Blue!!!
11-06-07, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,435
Posted By Lion Steve

---Don't you think there should be a dedicated...

---Don't you think there should be a dedicated hybrid section on this forum???---

--
Doug[/QUOTE]


I agree. My wife and I both have Trek hybrids for our rides together, plus, I ride by myself...
11-03-07, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By Lion Steve

I have this one from Nashbar, and it works really...

I have this one from Nashbar, and it works really well. It is on sale now for a steal.
...
11-03-07, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By Lion Steve

Actually, here in Ohio, anytime one vehicle,...

Actually, here in Ohio, anytime one vehicle, including bicycles, passes another vehicle, the passing vehicle is required to honk their horn. Of course, this is a obsolete law that was in effect years...
11-03-07, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By Lion Steve

Does anyone have a recommendation for shoe...

Does anyone have a recommendation for shoe covers/booties that can be worn with platform pedals? I ride my beater bike alot in the Winter and it has platforms. It looks like most shoe covers are made...
11-03-07, 06:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,879
Posted By Lion Steve

I like my CycleOps Magneto. Under $200 and free...

I like my CycleOps Magneto. Under $200 and free shipping.

https://shop.sunrisecyclery.com/item/14403/
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