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09-03-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Mindseye

Ride Formalities

I am going on my first ride with others tomorrow. It is a charity event ride. I am completely clueless about what is considered normal for these things. It has a short route option that I am...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,955
Posted By Mindseye

Locks only keep honest men honest. After that...

Locks only keep honest men honest. After that its, how honest?
08-23-10, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Mindseye

I'm 6'5" and feel your husbands pain. I had...

I'm 6'5" and feel your husbands pain. I had these same difficulties. I figured out which type of bike I wanted. Then looked at the LBSs in my community. I was very fortunate that a Giant dealer...
08-18-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Mindseye

How accurate is the ridewithgps on hill inclines?...

How accurate is the ridewithgps on hill inclines? Can some of you test this against what you already know and give me any thoughts?
08-17-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,559
Posted By Mindseye

Also check that there is nothing wrong with the...

Also check that there is nothing wrong with the rim. A spoke sticking through or a bur. I was having this issue and found a bad place in the rim. After I found the one I found a few more. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,627
Posted By Mindseye

Spend some time polishing spokes and Rims after a...

Spend some time polishing spokes and Rims after a major blowout and decide if there are other options that might work better for you.
08-11-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mindseye

I know its seems like a waste but you should...

I know its seems like a waste but you should probably report the bikes to the police as abandon. They may allow you to pick them up after a thirty day period or something. Afterall there may be a...
08-11-10, 08:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,851
Posted By Mindseye

I appreciate all of the advice that I have been...

I appreciate all of the advice that I have been given. As was mentioned Monroe County does have some decent climbs available and as I live on the west side of the Highway most of what I have...
08-10-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,851
Posted By Mindseye

I wish I could climb

Oh I wish I could climb, everything rolls around here and I can barely make it up the meekest of hills. When I'm in my lowest gear it still feels like I'm gear mashing to make it up the hill.
...
08-07-10, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By Mindseye

Congrats MacAttack sounds like you got it right. ...

Congrats MacAttack sounds like you got it right. It's nice when things just work out. Good luck and be safe out there.
08-07-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mindseye

As dmac49 stated. Also the Clydesdale forum can...

As dmac49 stated. Also the Clydesdale forum can further clarify some specific things to find in a rim. There are any number of options. Your friend should find a setup that works very well for him.
08-06-10, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,611
Posted By Mindseye

One other thought is that a road bike converted...

One other thought is that a road bike converted into one with wider tires is the original cyclocross bike. You could also try the cyclocross forum for advice if you are still interested in trying it.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Mindseye

Gaining Respect

I'm in a college town that has a number of people riding everywhere mostly in the downtown area. Not only the young but the old and everyone in between. However there are a great deal of drivers...
08-06-10, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,225
Posted By Mindseye

I have a truck and I use one of these. 163507 ...

I have a truck and I use one of these.
163507

It fits and I can switch it over to the car if I need to.
08-05-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Mindseye

I've never raced cyclocross so I can only tell...

I've never raced cyclocross so I can only tell you what the common differences.
Touring bikes are typically steel, so heavier to carry.
They have longer wheelbases so they tend to turn in larger...
08-04-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Mindseye

Thank you flargle. I saw that earlier but didn't...

Thank you flargle. I saw that earlier but didn't take long enough to find what I was looking for. The 2010 tab at the top was out of date. Of course I missed the big schedule on the main page.
08-04-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Mindseye

Where to find a race

Okay so I got a cyclocross bike for commuting. It fit the design criteria for the bike I wanted. That is when I found out about cyclocross racing. I would like to go to race and check it out. I...
08-04-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,154
Posted By Mindseye

To say that the only option is strictly a road...

To say that the only option is strictly a road bike or just a mountain bike is silly. I have a road bike and I really like it but when I commute I use a cross. I can take rail trails that a road...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By Mindseye

I take my daughter on the trail-a-bike but stay...

I take my daughter on the trail-a-bike but stay on trails. I try not to touch the roads except to cross them. I have heard that drivers show a great deal more courtesy when you are trailing a kid...
08-02-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By Mindseye

I just got my cross so I'm no expert, mine...

I just got my cross so I'm no expert, mine handles well but does have alot of feedback from the road. If you get one I recommend getting the triple crankset in the front for climbing as mine is not...
08-02-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,331
Posted By Mindseye

Strength training and cardio training go hand in...

Strength training and cardio training go hand in hand. Larger muscle groups burn more calories, but you need the aerobic exercise to burn lots of calories. Diet and rest are the rest of the...
07-30-10, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By Mindseye

Historian, Thank you yes those links were both...

Historian,
Thank you yes those links were both helpful. I haven't got any of the equipment, so I was trying to get an idea of what I might need.

I am not as heavy as some Clydes but it seems...
07-30-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By Mindseye

Touring Who, How?

I was just wondering how many of you go on bike tours. Even local campgrounds. I would like to try this. I am wondering if Clydes tend to load the front of the bike instead of the back to save the...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mindseye

I just went through this myself. I have drop...

I just went through this myself. I have drop bars, so I don't think that will help you. I raised the handlebars and tucked my rear under a bit more. I don't know how to describe it better than...
07-26-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Mindseye

After listening to all of your advice it seemed...

After listening to all of your advice it seemed the general consensus was that this was a fit problem. I checked online for the correct way to fit a bike and tried to make some adjustments. My seat...
07-26-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Mindseye

Thank you for the information. I will attempt to...

Thank you for the information. I will attempt to make some of the adjustments mentioned. As to what bike I have it is a road bike (Schwinn Traveler).

Actually, the bike fitting sounds like the...
07-26-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Mindseye

Hands Numbing

I have been having trouble with my hands going numb about thirty minutes into my ride. I was wondering if there is something i could be doing to help with this.

Also I was considering Aerobars...
Forum: Introductions
07-21-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Mindseye

Greetings All

Hello everyone, I am so glad to find a site with so many avid riders. I am rather tall at 6'5" so when I saw a used schwinn for sale that fit me I bought it. I hadn't ridden for some time before...
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