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09-02-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By jethro56

TX_Chris: Please continue to contribute to this...

TX_Chris: Please continue to contribute to this forum with fresh observations from a successful beginner.
09-01-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,663
Posted By jethro56

I went to doing a recumbent trainer as soon as...

I went to doing a recumbent trainer as soon as they allowed me to put weight on my heel. It did wonders for my range of motion.
08-28-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,023
Posted By jethro56

I have a 7300 which is an older version of the...

I have a 7300 which is an older version of the Verve 3 and I'd probably prefer the FX 3. I do have over 3500 miles on the 7300 but like others have said for longer rides I like my Cross Check much...
08-28-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By jethro56

Really the key to this is to still be riding...

Really the key to this is to still be riding consistently (3 or more times a week) 5, 10 , 20 years from now. Few people (no one?)quit an exercise program because it's too easy, but just 20 minutes a...
08-27-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,898
Posted By jethro56

There's definitely a duality here in that beyond...

There's definitely a duality here in that beyond a certain point the effort needed to improve one's fitness works as an anti-motivational force to continue. This can reach a crisis when one has...
08-26-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,663
Posted By jethro56

The pump up boots are a good thing. Even as bad...

The pump up boots are a good thing. Even as bad as my heel was they had me in a boot after 2 weeks doing range of motion exercises. They had me on no weight for 15 weeks. They wouldn't allow me on...
08-24-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,898
Posted By jethro56

I get over my slumps by realizing that I'll have...

I get over my slumps by realizing that I'll have them. In fact knowing that I'll back off the month of August allows me to over-reach the last couple weeks of July. I've been though this enough times...
08-22-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By jethro56

If you're stressed out try a leisurely ride.

If you're stressed out try a leisurely ride.
08-16-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,268
Posted By jethro56

Scale readout says 420.

Scale readout says 420.
08-14-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By jethro56

I've had to start all over because of a broken...

I've had to start all over because of a broken heel. Even though I'm a couple months ahead of the surgeon's predictions, I still feel like I'm not progressing fast enough. At least I know what's...
08-11-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By jethro56

Drunkskunk knows his stuff.

Drunkskunk knows his stuff.
08-11-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,955
Posted By jethro56

6 years for an answer?

6 years for an answer?
08-11-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By jethro56

I've never had one apart but I would guess that...

I've never had one apart but I would guess that it has brushes. The only way I can think of to have a brushless 2 wire motor would be to use ac voltage and these motors aren't known for having much...
08-10-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By jethro56

7.2 FX | Trek Bikes...

7.2 FX | Trek Bikes (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/city-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/7-2-fx/p/1323010-2016)
08-10-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By jethro56

I'm more familiar with 3 phase stuff but someone...

I'm more familiar with 3 phase stuff but someone here can help. https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=21
08-08-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,663
Posted By jethro56

They postponed my surgery for a week in order to...

They postponed my surgery for a week in order to allow the swelling to subside. The local surgeons declined to take my case but as I had expanded network coverage a sports surgeon for the U of I took...
08-07-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,663
Posted By jethro56

This is too complex to wag it. Surgeon said a...

This is too complex to wag it. Surgeon said a year for me but I was able to start riding after 10 months. My mother broke her's years ago and was walking with a boot the next day.
08-06-16, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By jethro56

Save up to 60% Off Cruiser Bikes - Beach bike,...

Save up to 60% Off Cruiser Bikes - Beach bike, Town and City Cruiser Bikes Womens Cruisers | Beach Cruiser Bicycles from bikesdirect.com (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/cruiser_bikes.htm) I...
08-05-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By jethro56

Actually it's determination to punish oneself.

Actually it's determination to punish oneself.
08-05-16, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By jethro56

Let's step back and have you describe the...

Let's step back and have you describe the qualities you want in a bicycle.
08-05-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By jethro56

I couldn't ride for 10 months with a broken heel...

I couldn't ride for 10 months with a broken heel bone. It took me 4 weeks to get to 8 mile rides. After 12 weeks riding, I still struggle to get 50 miles a week in but it's still something.
08-04-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By jethro56

Another source between professional bicycle...

Another source between professional bicycle service and DIY is a COOP. Volunteers to thr COOP teach bicycle maintenance.
08-02-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By jethro56

Tighten where the seatpost clamps to the saddle.

Tighten where the seatpost clamps to the saddle.
07-31-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By jethro56

Maybe I just have bad luck but my Alivio rear...

Maybe I just have bad luck but my Alivio rear derailleur only lasted 1000 miles. The spring got weak and they aren't repairable. I got a good deal on a Deore LX ($29) and it still works good 3000...
07-31-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By jethro56

Bicycle tires aren't like a car tire that may...

Bicycle tires aren't like a car tire that may only need air a couple times a year. I have a floor pump with a gauge similar to this...
07-29-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,403
Posted By jethro56

Let me be the first to bring up Nazis.

Let me be the first to bring up Nazis.
07-22-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,948
Posted By jethro56

Time to work on core.

Time to work on core.
07-21-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,403
Posted By jethro56

Unless you're willing to spend this winter on a...

Unless you're willing to spend this winter on a trainer then don't worry about this.
07-20-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By jethro56

Google Sheldon Brown for a great primer on...

Google Sheldon Brown for a great primer on bicycle terms/history/general knowledge.
07-20-16, 06:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,685
Posted By jethro56

There's nothing wrong with what you're doing. I'd...

There's nothing wrong with what you're doing. I'd rather go "all In" for 25 than putter around for 100.
07-19-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By jethro56

Find out what size of frame you need and do not...

Find out what size of frame you need and do not buy a bike that isn't the correct size.
07-09-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By jethro56

I broke my left heel bone bad enough that a...

I broke my left heel bone bad enough that a specialist foot surgeon was telling me the odds for amputation. I was in a wheelchair for 10 weeks and Crutches another 5 weeks. Dr. said a year before...
07-07-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,679
Posted By jethro56

https://www.amazon.com/Ritchey-Adjustable-Stem-Ris...

https://www.amazon.com/Ritchey-Adjustable-Stem-Rise-black/dp/B005N8YAWS make sure you get the right size handlebar clamp.
07-03-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By jethro56

Those of us that really get into biking will have...

Those of us that really get into biking will have at least two bikes. One will be somewhat like a Trek 7.2 FX and another will have drop handlebars and will be either a roadbike, cyclocross or...
07-02-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By jethro56

I would suggest you build your own ride. More...

I would suggest you build your own ride. More than likely it'll cost more than buying a complete bike. An alternative to this is to buy a frame the correct size and a used donor bike for the...
07-02-16, 04:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,933
Posted By jethro56

If you flip the handlebar back up where it should...

If you flip the handlebar back up where it should be this is a well built bike.
07-01-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By jethro56

Just to throw some background noise in: IMO a...

Just to throw some background noise in: IMO a Cross Check isn't know for great stack height. (It's my most ridden steed.) and this is an interesting concept 650B (584 mm) Conversions for Road Bikes...
06-30-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By jethro56

AWOL Comp looks pretty sweet. Sram Rival is worth...

AWOL Comp looks pretty sweet. Sram Rival is worth the extra $.
06-28-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,081
Posted By jethro56

I think your next step is to find a bicycle...

I think your next step is to find a bicycle CO-OP. With their help you can get a used fitness or hybrid bike to get started. Big guys can get a lot of miles out of standard 32 spoke wheels if they...
06-26-16, 09:53 PM
06-26-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,983
Posted By jethro56

I have the same shifter on my 7300. When shifting...

I have the same shifter on my 7300. When shifting the front chainring you need to kinda over-shift. Keep putting pressure with your thumb until the shift is done. Front shifting is a much slower...
06-25-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By jethro56

Any bicycle that doesn't spend all it's time...

Any bicycle that doesn't spend all it's time hanging on a garage wall, will need maintenance. Unless you have a Worksman dealer nearby I'd look at whatever brand your LBS (Local Bike Shop) carries....
06-24-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By jethro56

It takes me 100 miles riding at the beginning of...

It takes me 100 miles riding at the beginning of the season for my butt not to hurt and 500 miles before I no-longer notice discomfort. Your first ride is about the sames as mine was 7 years ago....
06-24-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By jethro56

You really need to look at some cyclocross bikes....

You really need to look at some cyclocross bikes. A cyclocross is a race where some of the course is off road and some is on road. They have heavier wheels and wider tires for the off road portion...
06-23-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,983
Posted By jethro56

I've found bike shops to be an expensive place to...

I've found bike shops to be an expensive place to buy accessories. Bikes, Cycling Clothing, Bike Parts & Cycling Gear: Bike Discounts & Deals from Nashbar (http://www.nashbar.com) Jenson USA -...
06-22-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,983
Posted By jethro56

I'd rather have cheap rim brakes than cheap disc...

I'd rather have cheap rim brakes than cheap disc brakes.
06-22-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,983
Posted By jethro56

The Verve 2 is just too cheap. That fork is...

The Verve 2 is just too cheap. That fork is forcing Trek to cut corners on the things you really need.
06-19-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,220
Posted By jethro56

Gloves: Don't leave home without them. Quad...

Gloves: Don't leave home without them.
Quad pain: When you look at the work done while riding it's twofold. You have aerobic and anaerobic loads on your body. Let's say you riding along at 10 mph....
06-19-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,148
Posted By jethro56

Welcome to the world of expectations exceeding...

Welcome to the world of expectations exceeding abilities. Consistency is the key at whatever level you have. Because of a shoulder injury I'm just getting started riding this season. This time last...
06-17-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By jethro56

You beat me to the punch as I was going to...

You beat me to the punch as I was going to suggest you return it.
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