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05-12-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 662
Posted By freeranger

I grew up in W.Va., and used to ride the...

I grew up in W.Va., and used to ride the neighborhood streets on my Western Auto coaster brake, heavy bike. Besides the streets, there were also some "cut throughs" that went thru woods and could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By freeranger

Another vote for the 105. I'd slap some Kool Stop...

Another vote for the 105. I'd slap some Kool Stop salmon pads on the brakes. Surprised at the difference they make on my rim brakes.
05-10-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,286
Posted By freeranger

You called it!! Still surprised me!

You called it!! Still surprised me!
05-09-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,022
Posted By freeranger

In Louisville, KY, we have one called...

In Louisville, KY, we have one called "Cyclesmith's" (which may be a take on blacksmith?) , also On Your Left Cycles (obvious).
05-09-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By freeranger

No experience with the Roll, but I have seen...

No experience with the Roll, but I have seen posts on the forum and people seem to like theirs. Others you may want to check out are made by Giant, under Liv branding-Liv is their "female" oriented...
05-06-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 871
Posted By freeranger

You might try a VERY thin screwdriver. Try...

You might try a VERY thin screwdriver. Try wedging the screwdriver between the bolt head. Then, while the screwdriver is wedged, try turning out the bolt. Wedging with the screwdriver might exert...
05-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By freeranger

responded under "Thread for Specialized...

responded under "Thread for Specialized Sirrus"
05-04-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 482,116
Posted By freeranger

Hydraulic brakes are better than rim brakes. But...

Hydraulic brakes are better than rim brakes. But for most of us, rim brakes work fine. Have you tried putting new pads on your linear pull brakes (at least that's what the specs said your Specialized...
04-28-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,570
Posted By freeranger

Never had any problem with 'em while bicycling....

Never had any problem with 'em while bicycling. But 34 years ago, while riding a motorcycle, rode through a bunch of 'em. DIdn't feel great through my t-shirt!!
04-27-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By freeranger

Stores that carry boating and kayaking...

Stores that carry boating and kayaking accessories would have what you are looking for. Ex: E-Case Waterproof eSeries 9 Case for Smartphones - AustinKayak...
04-25-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By freeranger

I had reported it to the park in which this...

I had reported it to the park in which this happened. I have rec'd a response that it would be looked into. If I hear more, I will report. Hopefully, the post will be removed. With it's placement,...
04-24-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By freeranger

To use an extreme example: ever seen a monster...

To use an extreme example: ever seen a monster truck roll over vehicles? Those huge tires can go right over them. Picture trying to do that with your family vehicle. Of course, the difference...
04-23-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By freeranger

Good to see you missed it! Mrs.Freeranger wasn't...

Good to see you missed it! Mrs.Freeranger wasn't so lucky a couple of weeks ago. Don't know for sure why she hit it, but she hit a steel beam placed in the middle of a nearby MUP. Could have been...
04-22-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By freeranger

Olive oil? (sorry, couldn't resist!)

Olive oil? (sorry, couldn't resist!)
04-22-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,860
Posted By freeranger

Sit Bones measurement: Sit Bones Width...

Sit Bones measurement: Sit Bones Width Measurement and Bike Saddle Selection - BikeFit (https://blog.bikefit.com/sit-bones-width-measurement-and-bike-saddle-selection/)
A good pair of padded...
04-22-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By freeranger

I have a road bike and a mtn.bike, so don't have...

I have a road bike and a mtn.bike, so don't have "multi-purpose" tires. But smooth rolling gravel bike tires sounds like they would be fine. Depending on the off-road riding, if wet or loose and...
04-22-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,026
Posted By freeranger

Do it. Sounds like you want to, so what's to stop...

Do it. Sounds like you want to, so what's to stop ya?! It's not always about finishing first.
04-20-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,342
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Views: 498,691
Posted By freeranger

Anyone else find, that after retiring, that they...

Anyone else find, that after retiring, that they don't do as many group rides as when still employed. Guess I've gotten used to not being on anyone else's schedule, and enjoy the freedom of doing...
04-19-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By freeranger

A friend used one for years before she bought a...

A friend used one for years before she bought a pickup. She never had a problem with it. Don't know which brand.
04-16-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,041
Posted By freeranger

Recommended insulated water bottle - Bike Forums...

Recommended insulated water bottle - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/996042-recommended-insulated-water-bottle.html)
I have better luck using Google and then add Bike Forums at...
04-14-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,260
Posted By freeranger

Never had a fitting for a bike. I've always tried...

Never had a fitting for a bike. I've always tried one I was thinking of buying. I did have the stem changed to a shorter than stock when I bought my road bike. Could tell after just a few blocks that...
04-14-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By freeranger

If your daughter likes the Roam, the Roam 3 disc...

If your daughter likes the Roam, the Roam 3 disc specs show a 30/46 crankset and 11x34 cassette, meaning the large cog on the back is 34 teeth, small chainring on front is 30--this would be good for...
04-14-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By freeranger

The more teeth on the largest cog of the rear...

The more teeth on the largest cog of the rear cassette, and the less teeth on the small front chainring, the easier it will be to climb a hill. You want something with a 1 to 1 ratio, or less. So if...
04-13-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By freeranger

The Park Tool ref is an excellent one. But if you...

The Park Tool ref is an excellent one. But if you aren't a DIY'er, I'd check out another shop, with a good mechanic. Yes, some brakes are better than others, but most are not so bad that a good...
04-08-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By freeranger

decent paint match for Shimano road brake/shift levers

My wife crashed the other day (she and bike are ok). The shifter/brake lever on one side had the silver scraped off in spots. Had some Rust-Oleum Aluminum 7715 (formerly silver metallic per the can)...
04-07-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By freeranger

The only thing I'll add is to pay attention to...

The only thing I'll add is to pay attention to the fork that comes stock. Many are using lower level Suntour forks. Suntour does offer a trade in option, but it is not free. And if you think you need...
04-01-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,308
Posted By freeranger

Didn't look at BikesDirect--looks like their...

Didn't look at BikesDirect--looks like their prices are much closer to what my LeMond cost, for a comparably equipped bike. Other than having a LBS, assembly, and warranty (didn't search their site...
04-01-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,308
Posted By freeranger

Just for the heck of it, I went to compare prices...

Just for the heck of it, I went to compare prices on road bikes from two of the "big three" bike mfrs. Now, my bike has rim brakes, while the ones I compared have discs. Otherwise, spec for spec,...
04-01-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,308
Posted By freeranger

I agree with you. I've been around and riding...

I agree with you. I've been around and riding bikes for just about as long as I could walk. The cost of today's bikes, especially when you consider the level of components which come stock, seems way...
04-01-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By freeranger

I don't know much (anything) about GRX, but I was...

I don't know much (anything) about GRX, but I was curious after reading your post. I found this, don't know if it will help or not, but thought I'd offer it up: "You do have to be careful about front...
04-01-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By freeranger

A saddle which fits your sit bones will...

A saddle which fits your sit bones will contribute to the comfort factor, and should be considered as well as having a cut out. There are several sites which address how to get your sit bone...
04-01-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By freeranger

I've forgotten names of people I don't see that...

I've forgotten names of people I don't see that often. Usually bugs me until I later remember it. Can't recall any I that I never remembered later, but there must be one or two!
03-31-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By freeranger

Similar questions have come up before. Hope you...

Similar questions have come up before. Hope you find this description helpful. Think of a saddle as a soft pillow. Take your hands and put them on a pillow, with a little space between your hands....
03-31-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By freeranger

Good to hear! Sometimes all the little things...

Good to hear! Sometimes all the little things add up to be something major. Now you can concentrate on riding and enjoying it, rather than worrying about crashing.
03-30-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By freeranger

You might have better luck posting this in...

You might have better luck posting this in Recreational and Family. I don't have any experience with child seats, but bet someone there has.
03-29-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,322
Posted By freeranger

Ya beat me to it!

Ya beat me to it!
03-29-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,854
Posted By freeranger

My wife is petite. But at one point, she was...

My wife is petite. But at one point, she was gaining weight, and couldn't seem to lose it. She was eating "rabbit food", lots of salad, food high in fiber, was exercising, and nothing worked. Turned...
03-28-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By freeranger

Why did your friend not supply the cleats with...

Why did your friend not supply the cleats with the pedals, or at least tell you what cleats are needed?
03-27-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,793
Posted By freeranger

You could get regular bifocal glasses that are...

You could get regular bifocal glasses that are "clear" on the top portion, with only the rx you need in the bifocal portion. Then use them with clip-ons that you can flip up or down as needed, for...
03-27-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 482,116
Posted By freeranger

In most cases, unless the bikes have...

In most cases, unless the bikes have significantly different gearing, or one is very much heavier, the speed is determined by the fitness of the rider. Can't see that going over 15mph would be...
03-27-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,784
Posted By freeranger

Start with the "contact points". Seat, handlebar,...

Start with the "contact points". Seat, handlebar, grips, pedals. Better tires (tho some come with ok tires, and can always upgrade when they wear out). A lot depends on the components that came...
03-27-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,846
Posted By freeranger

Only if encountering a difficult hill, on the end...

Only if encountering a difficult hill, on the end of a hard ride, but not any name(s) I'll post here!
03-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By freeranger

"Cutting edge technology?"

"Cutting edge technology?"
03-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By freeranger

Good to hear it's working for ya! Looks good to...

Good to hear it's working for ya! Looks good to boot.
03-25-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By freeranger

Even though it may have been no fault of yours, I...

Even though it may have been no fault of yours, I would not be surprised if it was not covered. It's a mtn.bike, and lots of things may happen on the trail. Such as a hard glance on a pointy rock,...
03-24-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By freeranger

Think if that had happened to me, it might have...

Think if that had happened to me, it might have created another "muddy patch"! Glad you handled it and are safe!
03-24-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,212
Posted By freeranger

Try telling my 70+ y.o. friend, who was along on...

Try telling my 70+ y.o. friend, who was along on a 32 mile ride, while still wearing a knee brace from a knee replacement, that bicycling is more difficult. I think you're confusing "convenient" or...
03-23-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,101
Posted By freeranger

You could try a shorter stem, or perhaps a bar...

You could try a shorter stem, or perhaps a bar with more back sweep-ex: Amazon.com : UPANBIKE Urban Road Bike Bicycle Retro Handlebar 31.8mm Moustache Shape Wide 640mm : Sports & Outdoors...
03-23-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,101
Posted By freeranger

Do you have a Trek dealer in your area with any...

Do you have a Trek dealer in your area with any stock on the floor? Seems like a flat bar "fitness" or maybe a "comfort" style bike might work. The Trek FX line and also Trek Verve are just two I've...
03-22-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By freeranger

I just went out to the garage and checked the...

I just went out to the garage and checked the front caliper on my LeMond (generic brake-no markings on it).. Zero play in the caliper. Seems like play could cause a "shudder". Should be some way to...
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