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05-06-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 872
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, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 482,132
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...
04-27-21, 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...
04-22-21, 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...
04-19-21, 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.
04-14-21, 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...
04-01-21, 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,...
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....
03-29-21, 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...
03-27-21, 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...
03-26-21, 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.
03-24-21, 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!
03-22-21, 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...
03-20-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,285
Posted By freeranger

I tried "clipless" pedals, but they weren't for...

I tried "clipless" pedals, but they weren't for me. Never got used to not being able to place my foot in a diff. position on the pedal, if I wanted. And never felt comfortable being clipped in. Now...
03-19-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,336
Posted By freeranger

No. Like many things, it's probably not a symptom...

No. Like many things, it's probably not a symptom of bike crashes occurring. It's more likely that we're just hearing about more due to technology and social media. We're hearing more about more...
03-19-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By freeranger

Nice looking bike! Glad you turned that rear...

Nice looking bike! Glad you turned that rear wheel around since the first "mock-up" picture!
03-19-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,590
Posted By freeranger

No, if every bike wreck made anxiety increase,...

No, if every bike wreck made anxiety increase, none of us would be riding. We'd all be in therapy, or on some r/x.
03-07-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By freeranger

After reading your post, I was wondering the same...

After reading your post, I was wondering the same thing. Found an article that seems to imply that it wouldn't affect climbing (we have gears for that, so it makes sense). Here's the article, hope...
02-22-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,207
Posted By freeranger

Even though you may be on the main road, assume...

Even though you may be on the main road, assume that every car on a side road with a stop sign is NOT going to stop. You'll probably be right over 50& of the time.
02-18-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,084
Posted By freeranger

Sharp lookin' bike! But bet he gets some icy...

Sharp lookin' bike! But bet he gets some icy stares while riding!
02-14-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,446
Posted By freeranger

New (real) cyclists to the forum are always...

New (real) cyclists to the forum are always welcome. Seems lately though (maybe covid isolation boredom?) there have been many trolling and spam posts. Seems to be getting easier to recognize those...
02-12-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By freeranger

I didn't watch the video. But, from what...

I didn't watch the video. But, from what experience I've had, working on things mechanical (not necessarily forks) is that trying to convert to something other than the original purpose or design,...
02-06-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By freeranger

I'm with ya so far as finding sharing the road...

I'm with ya so far as finding sharing the road with cars less than enjoyable. Not a lot of off-road trails here, but enough that I can ride diff ones when I go off-road. I like off-road enough that...
02-05-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By freeranger

Wouldn't argue with that! Know I wouldn't do it!...

Wouldn't argue with that! Know I wouldn't do it! Tried to find the original post, but no luck.
02-04-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,728
Posted By freeranger

I wouldn't alter your GF. I won't list the link...

I wouldn't alter your GF. I won't list the link to a bike for sale(against BF rules), but a new fork isn't cheap, at least compared to a listing (Louisville, KY) on Craigslist for a Spec.Stumpjumper...
01-27-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,094
Posted By freeranger

.Accidentally deleted my response (don't ask) but...

.Accidentally deleted my response (don't ask) but still riding on and off-road, and at 70, still fairly limber. The only thing I could think of so far as bike design would be to allow a little more...
01-26-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,476
Posted By freeranger

I don't ride an e-bike, but I look at them as I...

I don't ride an e-bike, but I look at them as I would any motorized vehicle. It's the operator that determines if it's used correctly, or becomes a menace. There is one on a mup I visit that is...
01-17-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By freeranger

Use what works for you--you're the one on the...

Use what works for you--you're the one on the bike. On my road bike, I'm using flat pedals with traction pins (sometimes referred to as BMX or Mtn.Bike pedals). Noone has said anything about them....
01-14-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 611,912
Posted By freeranger

" I like the FX better than the Verve, and it...

" I like the FX better than the Verve, and it appears to be my bike of choice. That being the case, my initial thoughts (prior to riding) were to sell the FX1 (purchased for $300) and pick up an FX3....
01-13-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,571
Posted By freeranger

Not sure what you mean by "adventure" bike. But...

Not sure what you mean by "adventure" bike. But it looks to be in decent shape. I'd start by cleaning out old grease, gunk, whatever is old and "built up". then regrease and relube all that needs it....
01-11-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,765
Posted By freeranger

Bikes are like saddles--noone can tell you which...

Bikes are like saddles--noone can tell you which will definitely work for you. Hopefully you will be able to try a few diff.brands/models to see what works best. Might not be so easy to find lots of...
01-07-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,810
Posted By freeranger

I believe it was the New England Journal of...

I believe it was the New England Journal of Medicine that some time ago had an article about bicycling, and that it seemed to slow down the aging process. Would think that any regular exercise would...
01-02-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By freeranger

Bikes and apparel come in all sizes. My wife,is...

Bikes and apparel come in all sizes. My wife,is petite, as well as another rider in our group. The group rider (might actually be more petite than my 5'4" wife) wanted a hybrid and ended up buying a...
01-01-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By freeranger

Glad you got something that will work for ya! I...

Glad you got something that will work for ya! I had thought of the Suntour exchange program, but when I checked out was was available, they were all tapered steerers, at least that is all that I...
01-01-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By freeranger

Yep-sounds like your bike ride was an excellent...

Yep-sounds like your bike ride was an excellent representation of 2020!! Hopefully, everyone's 2021 will be much better--Happy New Year to everyone!
12-31-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,754
Posted By freeranger

I remember, several years ago, while riding a...

I remember, several years ago, while riding a rail-trail (ironically-in PA), my wife and I noticed 2 males on bikes which didn't fit them at all, riding a short distance behind, but not overtaking,...
12-29-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,029
Posted By freeranger

Mojo sent for a speedy recovery (and hope the...

Mojo sent for a speedy recovery (and hope the bike is repairable also).
12-26-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,874
Posted By freeranger

All of our bikes are using standard, "old"...

All of our bikes are using standard, "old" technology. But I have found that there is always a learning curve with any new tech., and new tech isn't always perfect when it first comes out, but...
12-25-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By freeranger

I should have watched your video before...

I should have watched your video before attempting to offer advice! You're riding terrain that I wouldn't. But you might heal quicker than me, as I'm a senior and won't heal as quickly as I used to.
12-23-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By freeranger

I've been riding a while. What helped the most...

I've been riding a while. What helped the most was joining a club in PA (when I lived around that area), and riding with better riders who had more experience. Learned a lot from them! With drops,...
12-23-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By freeranger

I like it! Looks like that front brake cable...

I like it! Looks like that front brake cable could stand to be a bit longer tho.
12-18-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,190
Posted By freeranger

Just found out today (12/18) that a neighbor up...

Just found out today (12/18) that a neighbor up the street is in the hospital with covid. His next door neighbor's quarantine period just ended. I'm friends with both and will wave if I'm driving...
12-18-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,156
Posted By freeranger

Don't care if it's some kid's bike from Walmart,...

Don't care if it's some kid's bike from Walmart, or these highly valued Specialized bikes, thieves are lower than whale sh*t!
12-15-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By freeranger

Does your bike have a heavily padded saddle....

Does your bike have a heavily padded saddle. Contrary to what some may think, it's not what you want. To illustrate, on a pillow place your hands on it with a space between them. Now push down on...
12-14-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,496
Posted By freeranger

Bean burrito for the pre-ride meal.

Bean burrito for the pre-ride meal.
12-14-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,694
Posted By freeranger

Started out on a rigid 26 incher and had a blast...

Started out on a rigid 26 incher and had a blast with it. Not going for another mtb now, but think it'd be fun to ride one again. It will teach you to pick your lines for certain!
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