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05-07-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,792
Posted By Calsun

Bike riders in most European cites find much...

Bike riders in most European cites find much safer streets and it is by design. In the USA the auto is king and on public streets taxpayer subsidized vehicle parking is everywhere. Bicyclists are...
05-01-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,642
Posted By Calsun

23mm as that is the widest that I can use on a 20...

23mm as that is the widest that I can use on a 20 years old bike with Rolf aero rims. I would prefer 28mm but it is not worth the expense of replacing the wheels on the bike. My road e-bike has 28mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,232
Posted By Calsun

I damaged the roator cuff on both shoulders and...

I damaged the roator cuff on both shoulders and having visited 4 doctors and spent time with 5 PT people I finally read a newspaper article that explained the nature of the injury. We are like apes...
04-08-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By Calsun

The USFS started allowing motorcycles on the...

The USFS started allowing motorcycles on the forest trails with no restrictions in the 1970's when Nixon's people were in charge. Major change with a great increase in vandalism and of course noise...
04-03-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Calsun

Far better bike and better value is the REI CTY...

Far better bike and better value is the REI CTY 2.1 that sells for $1800 with 27.5 x 1.95 tires and a sturdy rear rack. With the detachable battery pack the bike is 5 lbs lighter for carrying it up...
03-28-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By Calsun

I want to have my butt centered on the widest...

I want to have my butt centered on the widest part of the saddle and be able to comfortably reach the handlebars while having my back at a 45 degree angle. When riding, having warmed up for 10...
03-28-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,108
Posted By Calsun

Sounds like you are seeking to justify going...

Sounds like you are seeking to justify going online and letting your local shop go out of business. Local shops employ local people and this keeps the dollars spent there in the local community and...
03-27-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,792
Posted By Calsun

You do not need any import license to bring...

You do not need any import license to bring products into the USA from China. You do need to work with a freight forwarding company that has US and China offices to manage the shipment and pay the...
03-27-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Calsun

Measuring the voltage of a lithium type battery...

Measuring the voltage of a lithium type battery provides little useful information. The batteries are design to put out a high voltage level until they are very nearly completely drained, and that is...
03-23-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,817
Posted By Calsun

I have no idea why this thread is allowed as it...

I have no idea why this thread is allowed as it involves politics which I have been told is forbidden on these forums.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,770
Posted By Calsun

A dropper post adds more than a full pound of...

A dropper post adds more than a full pound of weight to a bike and most people want a control lever on the handlebar and so a place needs to be found for it which can be a problem even with straight...
03-23-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,053
Posted By Calsun

It is a matter of needing to strengthen the upper...

It is a matter of needing to strengthen the upper torso. Light 7-10 lb dumbells and doing planks helps a great deal.

I have dealt with sore hands by wearing gel bike gloves and by increasing the...
03-23-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,341
Posted By Calsun

100 miles a day sounds like a big deal but it...

100 miles a day sounds like a big deal but it really is not. If you can average 15 mph and ride for 6-7 hours you will go 100 miles. Most important is having the right gears on the bike for the...
03-21-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,059
Posted By Calsun

I agree about a motorcycle helmet. A problem with...

I agree about a motorcycle helmet. A problem with this electric bike is that the rider is not going to be all that visible to motorists and the chances of a collision are much greater. I would even...
03-21-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 943
Posted By Calsun

I have been doing serious riding for the past 55...

I have been doing serious riding for the past 55 years and I have always found that I needed to warm up by riding the first 10 minutes at a moderate pace. I need to give my body time to adjust and...
03-21-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By Calsun

You will want panniers with a solid side so they...

You will want panniers with a solid side so they cannot get into the spokes of the wheel. Measure how much distance you need from your heels to the panniers to determine maximum size that will work....
03-18-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 671
Posted By Calsun

I have only bought pickups and SUV's that were...

I have only bought pickups and SUV's that were long enough at 6.5 x 4 feet to hold a bike with the front wheel left on. With two bikes I put the first one in and it is directly on the heavy duty...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By Calsun

Sadly, past the age of 40 I have needed a...

Sadly, past the age of 40 I have needed a diapoter magnification to read my bike computer display. I started using the Specchio mirrors that attach with a magnet to the front of eyeglasses but work...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By Calsun

Safety Readers work quite well for the most part....

Safety Readers work quite well for the most part. The 3M ones have the diopter lens too high and this interferes with normal viewing but these are the exceptions. A $20 pair of polycarbonate safety...
03-15-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,370
Posted By Calsun

I just go back from taking a 20 year old Yakima...

I just go back from taking a 20 year old Yakima heavy duty bike rack to the local recycle store. A good bike rack is a long term investment. For mountain bikes and e-bikes which are heavier a car...
03-15-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By Calsun

Consider the padded undershorts for bike riders...

Consider the padded undershorts for bike riders and these allow wearing any type of shorts or long tights over them. The MTB shorts have longer legs to go over the top of the knee guards commonly...
03-15-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,640
Posted By Calsun

A step through bike is going to weigh more than a...

A step through bike is going to weigh more than a standard bike so be sure that is what you need. More than 95% of the bikes sold are not the step through type in the USA. People have been using...
03-15-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,187
Posted By Calsun

REI sells a city e-bike that comes with 27.5 x...

REI sells a city e-bike that comes with 27.5 x 1.95 tires which is the most common size used with mountain bikes and so one has more than a dozen tire manufactures and more than a hundred tire types...
03-07-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,009
Posted By Calsun

Even with my greatly enlarged prostrate it never...

Even with my greatly enlarged prostrate it never interferred with my riding and exercise is one way to shrink it without dangerous drugs. I learned by accident that my prostrate was blocking my...
03-07-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Calsun

Put on fenders so that the spray from the tires...

Put on fenders so that the spray from the tires is blocked. There are also special flaps to protect the motor and drive chain that are made for mountain bikes but would work on other types as well.
03-07-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,351
Posted By Calsun

I damaged both knees last year thanks to a...

I damaged both knees last year thanks to a neighbor letting her dog get loose and run out into the street. I needed to shave my legs to get the bandages to stick.
03-07-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,474
Posted By Calsun

Unless you are working as a lumberjack you cannot...

Unless you are working as a lumberjack you cannot do enough physical work or exercise to lose wait. It is a matter of changing ones diet in terms of calories and the type of calories consumed. The...
03-04-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,752
Posted By Calsun

The best city e-bikes at this time are the ones...

The best city e-bikes at this time are the ones sold by REI. The price for their CTY e2.1 bike is $2300 and it comes fully assembled, weighs 50.5 lbs with the removable battery pack attached, has a...
01-19-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,326
Posted By Calsun

I can yell louder than any bike bell and it is...

I can yell louder than any bike bell and it is far more effective than a little tinkle, tinkle, tinkle. My voice cuts through when people are busy talking and oblivious to everything around them.
01-19-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,110
Posted By Calsun

A full face mask would be very dangerous in the...

A full face mask would be very dangerous in the city. One needs all their peripheral vision to avoid pedestrians and cross traffic and anything that interferes is dangerous and this includes many...
01-19-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Calsun

The Toyota is a terrible choice in terms of...

The Toyota is a terrible choice in terms of available space. When I bought my bike car in 2018 there were only two vehicles that provided enough cargo space for two road bikes inside with both...
01-03-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,926
Posted By Calsun

There was an article last year about a group of...

There was an article last year about a group of elderly men who had been doing cycle tours for years together. Although they were in the 80's they had better fitness and health than most men in their...
01-03-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By Calsun

Seventh Day Adventists live 10 years longer than...

Seventh Day Adventists live 10 years longer than others in their area and it is a combination of a vegan diet and stress management. Same applies to the "blue zones" around the world where people...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,547
Posted By Calsun

Poor design as with most lithium batteries the...

Poor design as with most lithium batteries the internal circuitry shuts it down for discharging when it gets to 10% SOC. At 0% SOC many lithium batteries cannot be charged again. There are times when...
12-31-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,153
Posted By Calsun

Until World War II ended people in the USA walked...

Until World War II ended people in the USA walked or rode the electric trolley cars or took the train to get to places. Most houses did not even have a garage and the city lots were narrower to...
12-30-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By Calsun

Problem with lithium batteries is not being able...

Problem with lithium batteries is not being able to charge at temps below freezing. Real advantage to having bikes with battery packs that are easily taken indoors for charging and for storage.
12-16-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Calsun

This is really a stupid post. I would never...

This is really a stupid post. I would never advise a student to buy an e-bike to get to school. It will be quickly stolen by thieves. Smart students buy used junker level bikes and spray paint them...
12-16-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,650
Posted By Calsun

Go with the size frame that fits you best...

Go with the size frame that fits you best regardles of the label on the bike. Some have medium and medium-large and large and others have different amounts of reach depending on the intended use of...
12-07-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By Calsun

Your body needs carbs for fuel so a low carb and...

Your body needs carbs for fuel so a low carb and high protein diet is not going to give you the energy for riding. It is a matter of balance.
12-07-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,792
Posted By Calsun

No automaker has surpassed the sedans from...

No automaker has surpassed the sedans from Citroen in design and build quality. The ones from the 1970's could travel at 70 mph using only 15 horsepower from the engine. The French have long built...
12-07-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,898
Posted By Calsun

Bike frames are very strong being composed of a...

Bike frames are very strong being composed of a triangular structure. The wheels and in particular the spokes are the weakest link. When a spoke breaks it can result in a damaged rim. On the other...
11-29-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,344
Posted By Calsun

REI is now selling a great Class 1 city and trail...

REI is now selling a great Class 1 city and trail e-bike for $1999. It has a super strong rear rack, integrated lights, Shimano battery pack and mid-drive so no issues with fixing flat times. Front...
11-19-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By Calsun

It depends on how heavy a bike you can manage and...

It depends on how heavy a bike you can manage and how much pedaling you will do to assist the motor and limit battery drain. At one extreme are the bikes that are going to weigh more than 60 lbs and...
11-19-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,328
Posted By Calsun

With Vitamin D (which is actually a hormone) what...

With Vitamin D (which is actually a hormone) what matters is the blood level of the individual. In my case I need more than 5,000 IU daily to put my ng/ml above 25 or the low end of the range. How...
Forum: Foo
11-18-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Calsun

Medicare Advantage refers to C plans that are...

Medicare Advantage refers to C plans that are privately operated for profit and so not the best way for most people. Even the Part B is going up 14.5% and half of that increase is to cover the...
11-18-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By Calsun

Get the Specialized entry level full suspension...

Get the Specialized entry level full suspension Stumpjumper that sells for $2500. Full Suspension bikes are much more forgiving of user error or limitations. If you get a hardtail bike then have a...
11-16-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By Calsun

I had a bike that a friend custom made the frame...

I had a bike that a friend custom made the frame and it took him three weeks to finish it. It was a work of art and looking at it one would think it was carbon fiber and not Reynolds 531. I had...
11-16-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,905
Posted By Calsun

Many years ago the feds mandated reflectors on...

Many years ago the feds mandated reflectors on bikes and these were put on the pedals and in the spokes of the wheels. As these reflectors moved the made the bicycle much more noticeable to...
11-11-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Calsun

There are three levels of head protection...

There are three levels of head protection provided by the different types of helmets from Fox Racing for mountain bikers. There are the standard MTB helmets with a visor, the Speedframe Pro that...
11-11-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,417
Posted By Calsun

The black container in the seat tube bottle...

The black container in the seat tube bottle holder is a battery pack that can be added to provide 50% more range with the Turbo Creo bike or left off if not wanted. This Specialized Range Extender...
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