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09-19-09, 01:02 PM
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Posted By DrGeorge

My LBS installed a new 7-speed cassette going...

My LBS installed a new 7-speed cassette going from a 14-34 to an 11-34. I essentially lost my old 4th gear. I picked up almost 5 mph on level roads & trails to 20 mph and increased my average speed...
08-27-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By DrGeorge

Thanks! Stopped in at a new LBS that opened last...

Thanks! Stopped in at a new LBS that opened last week. It is 8 miles closer to me than my current shop and in the same strip mall as the supermarket we use. That was his advice as well.....guess that...
08-25-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By DrGeorge

I had not thought of changing the freewheel. The...

I had not thought of changing the freewheel. The next question would be whether the 8 speed will fit and also probably having to change the 7 speed shifter.
08-25-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By DrGeorge

I considered that option and borrowed a road bike...

I considered that option and borrowed a road bike for several days from a friend when I was in Chicago visiting and riding with my son...it was fun. But, my arthritic knees did not agree with the...
08-25-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By DrGeorge

Converting 7-Speed Suede to 21-speed question

I have been exploring options to add a front derailleur and crank-rings to a 7-speed Giant Suede so that I can have more speed options. Right now I find myself riding mostly in 7th gear with a top...
08-25-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By DrGeorge

Adding a derailleur to a Suede

I have been exploring options to add a front derailleur and crank-rings to a 7-speed Giant Suede so that I can have more speed options. Right now I find myself riding mostly in 7th gear with a top...
Forum: Introductions
06-29-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By DrGeorge

Thanks, I saw it before I joined. The "old fart"...

Thanks, I saw it before I joined. The "old fart" post caught my eye.
Forum: Introductions
06-27-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By DrGeorge

A 60+ year old newbie

Greetings from Metro-East St. Louis.

Until two years ago walking was my primary cardio exercise, but because of chronic knee problems (Blew out my ACL 21 years ago), a second torn cartilage (knee...
06-27-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By DrGeorge

Yes, that is what I want to do, but until now...

Yes, that is what I want to do, but until now never noticed the extra post for the derailer. Since my goal is to extend the range gears I guess I need to go back to the drawing board and rethink...
06-27-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By DrGeorge

Adding chain rings to Giant Suede?

I ride a 2008 Giant Suede (7 speed cassette) for recreation, fitness and commuting (1-20 mi. almost daily). The offset bottom bracket really works well with my knees. As I expand my distance and...
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