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07-12-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By wvridgerider

Bike looks good. I bought my Gunnar 6 years ago...

Bike looks good. I bought my Gunnar 6 years ago and almost got a disc brake version. Although I like discs off road I believe I am fine with canties. I just put a Paul mini Moto on the from and a...
07-11-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By wvridgerider

I prefer steel. If you get a frame nd fork you...

I prefer steel. If you get a frame nd fork you can cut the steerer tube cut to the hight you want.
07-11-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By wvridgerider

Yes I have been on BP meds for quite a while. I...

Yes I have been on BP meds for quite a while. I do not tolerate the heat what so ever and have been that way for several years. I had a bad incident several years ago and it seems since then the heat...
01-18-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,093
Posted By wvridgerider

I wouldn't spend that much if I were you. What...

I wouldn't spend that much if I were you. What kind of riding are you going to do? Your head will spin trying to figure it out. My favorite bike I believe I ever had is my Surly Karate Monkey. I had...
01-18-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,093
Posted By wvridgerider

How long have you been riding? Just make sure the...

How long have you been riding? Just make sure the bike fits well. You can spend a thousand and it would be better than those if it fits you well
01-18-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By wvridgerider

Qlab

Anyone use Qlab inner bar ends? I seen them and might try them out. I have been using my Karate Monkey as an all around bike and these seem interesting. The other night I was riding and had my hands...
01-14-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By wvridgerider

Grand Crux Zest brakes

Anyone use or have used Velo Orange Grand Crux Zeste can't brakes?
01-11-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By wvridgerider

Knee replacement

So the last time at the ortho he took X-rays of my knees and I will be needing replacement in the future. My knees bother me some but I am ok with it. At 57 when would be a good time to consider it....
01-19-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,397
Posted By wvridgerider

I have broken, 2 cannondale mountain frames, 1...

I have broken, 2 cannondale mountain frames, 1 Cannondale road frame, 1 Trek Mountain frame and the the swingarm, steel Trek fork thankfully I noticed the crack, 1 Bianchi steel frame at the BB,...
01-15-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,285
Posted By wvridgerider

I use denture cleaners in my bladder. I never...

I use denture cleaners in my bladder. I never have any problems, buy cheap ones and put about four in the bladder and let sit a while, no taste and works well.
01-13-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By wvridgerider

First ride 2018

Short ride in the snow today. 20 degrees out and snow on the ground and the Fuze performed well. I cannot upload pictures, whats up
01-11-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,529
Posted By wvridgerider

Too much math but a good looking woman is hard to...

Too much math but a good looking woman is hard to beat
01-11-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 18,628
Posted By wvridgerider

Eating, beer and being lazy

Eating, beer and being lazy
01-09-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,477
Posted By wvridgerider

I have a Crosshairs. I really like it,...

I have a Crosshairs. I really like it, comfortable on long rides, very stable at speed. I have the steel fork and like a previous poster said it really enhances the ride. No complaints whatsoever....
01-07-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By wvridgerider

Penn State football: Ex-OL Adam Gress dies after...

Penn State football: Ex-OL Adam Gress dies after hitting head | Dec 22 2017 | Centre Daily Times (http://www.centredaily.com/sports/college/penn-state-university/psu-football/article191223704.html)...
01-07-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By wvridgerider

Thank you, he was in terrific shape, an enlarged...

Thank you, he was in terrific shape, an enlarged heart and waiting for the final autopsy. Is is soo sad to go through that.
01-07-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,517
Posted By wvridgerider

I have a old Mavic 36 spoke touring rim on a...

I have a old Mavic 36 spoke touring rim on a Deore hub. It works and at around 300 I have no problems. Just learn to avoid smashing into stuff. I ride those rims on gravel and bad roads.
01-07-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By wvridgerider

Oh the temps will be over 30 tomorrow

Oh the temps will be over 30 tomorrow
01-07-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By wvridgerider

30+ tomorrow

I got the flu Dec 22, turned into bronchitis, my nephew died and we buried him on his 27th birthday and tomorrow I feel good enough to get on the bike. What a terrible few weeks. My nephew played for...
01-07-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By wvridgerider

Not saying I dont have my problems, at least I...

Not saying I dont have my problems, at least I have a good attitude towards life
01-07-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By wvridgerider

Only problem is there are more health problems in...

Only problem is there are more health problems in the over 50:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By wvridgerider

Fit, Fit, fit make sure it FITS

Fit, Fit, fit make sure it FITS
01-07-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By wvridgerider

Which forum

So I turn 56 in April and weigh 290, which forum?
01-07-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,936
Posted By wvridgerider

Winfield

Winfield
01-07-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,604
Posted By wvridgerider

Mine says the same, good thing it is steel

Mine says the same, good thing it is steel
01-07-18, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By wvridgerider

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/big-and-tall-cycli...

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/big-and-tall-cycling-apparel.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAp8fSBRCUARIsABPL6JaOSHFarTMG7eqGF4Wm31jj6944pTqZ9JTIByGuXDZxrWrlwnDLF0caAsSQEALw_wcB
01-04-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By wvridgerider

Will do. I have been off the bike for two and a...

Will do. I have been off the bike for two and a half weeks, bronchitis. I plan on riding Monday. One trail that I have never ridden on my 29er I cleaned on the Fuze. The bike has been growing on me.
01-01-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,045
Posted By wvridgerider

Looks interesting...

Looks interesting https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-diet-strategy-that-counts-time-not-calories-1514721601
01-01-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,535
Posted By wvridgerider

Just to ride more, wether it be mountain or road...

Just to ride more, wether it be mountain or road it really doesnt matter
12-31-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,873
Posted By wvridgerider

Pro Honda motorcycle chain lube with moly. I have...

Pro Honda motorcycle chain lube with moly. I have been using it for years, saturate the chain it stays clean and works well
12-31-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,045
Posted By wvridgerider

I did a lot of off road, rides 75+ miles in the...

I did a lot of off road, rides 75+ miles in the mountains of WV. No MX for these old bones. The dirt bike killed my knees. I grew up on a dirt bike and would still ride but it got expensive and the...
12-30-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,462
Posted By wvridgerider

Pro Honda with Moly. Motorcycle chain lube it...

Pro Honda with Moly. Motorcycle chain lube it works great and a can lasts a long time. The lube stays clean and I just saturate the chain and wipe the excess off.
12-30-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By wvridgerider

Wheels always come up, my experience is 36...

Wheels always come up, my experience is 36 spokes. I have a cheap set of Mavic touring rims with Deore hubs, they keep going. As far as a bike, I have a Gunnar Crosshairs with their steel fork. Nice...
12-30-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,045
Posted By wvridgerider

Yep gonna, Have too cut back. Since I got out of...

Yep gonna, Have too cut back. Since I got out of the Navy in 1984 the lightest I have been is 224. I was 224 in 93 or 4 and was cycling a lot and walking at work for 8 hours and youth helped. I used...
12-30-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,045
Posted By wvridgerider

Losing weight, AKA diet

I hate the word diet but need to cut a lot of weight.
Do any of you "losers" have a meal plan? Like what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner? What are your options? Pretty vague and I know cut...
12-30-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,936
Posted By wvridgerider

I own a Fuze 6 and really like the bike. I guess...

I own a Fuze 6 and really like the bike. I guess it all depends on where you ride and how you ride. As soon as I break this brochitas I will be out again. Just find a bike at your LBS the appreciate...
12-30-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,879
Posted By wvridgerider

I found that a nice set of handbuilts absorb more...

I found that a nice set of handbuilts absorb more road vibration than a set with high tension spokes although I have never ridden carbon and never will. I prefer toughness more than anything and...
12-25-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,689
Posted By wvridgerider

I am 300, 6'1" and went with a Gunnar Crosshairs....

I am 300, 6'1" and went with a Gunnar Crosshairs. It is a great riding bike, very stable, I have owned carbo, aluminum and this is the third steel bike. Gunnar is a great American company. I went...
12-25-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By wvridgerider

Specialized Fuze

Last month I broke down and picked up a new bike, a Specialized Fuze. So far it has been a nice bike. It handles the single track here in WV very well. I have been riding a Karate Monkey for the past...
07-21-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,780
Posted By wvridgerider

Thanks, after reading your experience I need to...

Thanks, after reading your experience I need to change. 55 too much weight and have the attitude you had. Thanks time to evaluate everything.
03-10-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,632
Posted By wvridgerider

Flick with your fingernail from end to the middle...

Flick with your fingernail from end to the middle and you should hear the change of sound.
02-26-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,904
Posted By wvridgerider

Nope buy I have a shop holding a Salsa Timberjack...

Nope buy I have a shop holding a Salsa Timberjack for me. I rode it at the shop and it felt pretty good. I am on a Karate Monkey now, I have had it for four years. The 27.5+ seems like a nice setup...
02-21-17, 04:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,203
Posted By wvridgerider

militarycyclist.com

Anyone ever use this? I would like to find out before I submit any info.
02-16-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,261
Posted By wvridgerider

Oh yea, my buddy has a Trek Damone. He rides the...

Oh yea, my buddy has a Trek Damone. He rides the same size as I do and with the same pedals. We switched bikes on a ride one time and my Gunnar had just as a nice ride. The weight wasnt noticed by...
02-16-17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,261
Posted By wvridgerider

I am now riding a Gunnar crosshairs and really...

I am now riding a Gunnar crosshairs and really like it.
I have had a Trek Pilot full carbon liked it but got rid of it the frame was smallish. Bought an older Bianchi and really liked the ride...
02-13-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,937
Posted By wvridgerider

I just wish there was homebrew here ...

I just wish there was homebrew here
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o563/wvridgerider1/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-10/20161002_124134_zpsbvmrpsq3.jpg...
02-12-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 191,496
Posted By wvridgerider

Nothing wrong with that stem. Not all are racers

Nothing wrong with that stem. Not all are racers
02-11-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,308
Posted By wvridgerider

Oh yea its been about 20 years since I toured.

Oh yea its been about 20 years since I toured.
02-11-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,308
Posted By wvridgerider

I plan on a couple of overnighters this year, my...

I plan on a couple of overnighters this year, my problem is sleeping on the ground and my old thermarest is quite big. Any recomendations for something new? Has anyone tried a cot?
02-06-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By wvridgerider

Happy birthday and nice ride.

Happy birthday and nice ride.
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