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04-03-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,745
Posted By churnman

Have those on my Hybrid and Road bike would not...

Have those on my Hybrid and Road bike would not go back. Side note the gyms I go to have Keiser Stationery bikes with Shimano m324 pedals. So I wear them for off season workouts.
04-01-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By churnman

Thanks for pointing me to an interesting article...

Thanks for pointing me to an interesting article from a magazine I trust for its stretching the limits. As a diabetic that has to inject insulin daily I have embarked on an aggressive schedule of...
03-18-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,937
Posted By churnman

Happy to report that in Cleveland, Ohio new bike...

Happy to report that in Cleveland, Ohio new bike lanes are maintained, would like to see more users though. They even put up signs indicating bike may use full lane. Motorists comply. Change will be...
03-17-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By churnman

Thanks!

Thanks!
03-17-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By churnman

Mine did changed to plastic.

Mine did changed to plastic.
03-14-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,110
Posted By churnman

Regrettably, it seems that many companies look...

Regrettably, it seems that many companies look for any reason to raise prices and blame it on Government regulations. This pattern has been the case for many products. I hope it does not.
03-14-18, 06:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,854
Posted By churnman

Sounds like a hybrid would be your best bet as a...

Sounds like a hybrid would be your best bet as a first bike. Will be more like a bike3 you possibly grew up with and will not break your budget. I regularly start the season on my old Trek 750...
03-13-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,351
Posted By churnman

I had always believed that over-inflating tires...

I had always believed that over-inflating tires by 20% was better. A post in another forum led my to GCN on YouTube. They said this was wrong. I will start this season upping the tires to the stated...
03-12-18, 03:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,835
Posted By churnman

canklecat, thanks for pointing me to GCN, would...

canklecat, thanks for pointing me to GCN, would not have thought of Youtube for an answer. The videos are informative.
03-12-18, 03:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,835
Posted By churnman

The usual benefits of cycling related to gaining...

The usual benefits of cycling related to gaining strength and endurance'
03-11-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,835
Posted By churnman

HIIT training newbie?

Ok so I finally broke down and got a smartphone which led me to get a fit bit. I am staying in the 'cardio " zone at the gym for an hour 6 days a week at the gym. I am improving, notices I am able to...
03-10-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By churnman

Just an opinion, do not know if I am correct. It...

Just an opinion, do not know if I am correct. It seems to me that any device to absorb shock would in effect would be pushing you back from forward momentum. I am into faster rides on my hybrid for...
03-10-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,502
Posted By churnman

I put yellow SKS (I think) fenders on my blue...

I put yellow SKS (I think) fenders on my blue Trek 750 hybrid and it has really jazzed up the look and I believe helps with make me more visible to traffic on the way to bike paths.
03-09-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,397
Posted By churnman

I tend to agree as I am being a bit more...

I tend to agree as I am being a bit more ambitious in pushing myself on the Keiser exercise bikes. They do a good job in approximating the the real world physical effort. I added a fit bit this year...
04-22-17, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By churnman

Nice bike, picture of crank?

Nice bike, picture of crank?
04-16-17, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By churnman

Bars on bike to facilitate more aerodynamic...

Bars on bike to facilitate more aerodynamic riding position. Changing to drops to enhance same. Also, I am long waisted and need the extra length that forward mounted levers will provide.
04-15-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By churnman

Great help thus far, one more thing, I hope

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af164/David_Churnega/allez_zpsp6gklrjj.jpg (http://s1004.photobucket.com/user/David_Churnega/media/allez_zpsp6gklrjj.jpg.html)


The photo shows my $200 Craig's...
04-15-17, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By churnman

Good news is always welcome here. Thank you.

Good news is always welcome here. Thank you.
04-15-17, 05:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By churnman

Equally puzzled.

Equally puzzled.
04-15-17, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By churnman

It did for me.

It did for me.
04-11-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By churnman

Different day, different bike. <---can...

Different day, different bike.


<---can use either.
04-10-17, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,034
Posted By churnman

MUPs through wooded areas alleviate this problem.

MUPs through wooded areas alleviate this problem.
04-10-17, 05:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,840
Posted By churnman

IMHO and as an ex-retailer who hates hard sell. I...

IMHO and as an ex-retailer who hates hard sell. I had an accident that almost killed me last season, out for 2 days and 3 weeks hospitalized. The age of the helmet was at least 10 years and the foam...
04-06-17, 04:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,725
Posted By churnman

Interesting insight to what goes on in another...

Interesting insight to what goes on in another part of this 3rd rock from the sun. If you have comparative statistics between countries for accident rates I would like to see them.
04-06-17, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By churnman

there is a forum specific to this topic, you may...

there is a forum specific to this topic, you may get better opinions there.
04-05-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By churnman

Leave them on.

Leave them on.
04-05-17, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By churnman

No long winded answer here. First off you...

No long winded answer here.


First off you mentioned a physical problem. Have you asked a doctor if learning how to "spin" a bicycle at 16 mph is OK for your ankle?


Do not/Cannot comment on...
04-04-17, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,667
Posted By churnman

Suspensions are a waste of money when you are on...

Suspensions are a waste of money when you are on a budget. The same money will buy a bike with premium components.
04-04-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,971
Posted By churnman

Marginally in my opinion. Had a bad accident last...

Marginally in my opinion. Had a bad accident last year, out for 2 days and 3 weeks in the hospital. Was not a MIPS, but grapefruit sized round crack was on the edge of helmet. May have been a slight...
04-04-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,261
Posted By churnman

Giro Savant, a helmet saved my life last August....

Giro Savant, a helmet saved my life last August. They have an XL that will fit you. Most comfortable helmet I have ever had. Not sure about measurements but a 7 5/8 fedora is a good fit for me.
04-03-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,317
Posted By churnman

As usual I am deeply in most everyone's debt. Had...

As usual I am deeply in most everyone's debt. Had an opportunity for a 32 spoke wheel with 600 hub inexpensively for my 600 equipped 1985 Specialized Allez SE "Jim Merz" edition which I got from...
04-03-17, 03:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,317
Posted By churnman

32 vs 36 spoke front wheel for 200 lb rider?

The title says it all. I found a new rim for my road bike but want to know if I am asking for trouble for reason of my weight?


I see all sorts of wheels that must be designed for light riders...
04-02-17, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By churnman

Help I need a front wheel!!! (edited)

Though I have been cycling for more years than I care to remember (I usually post in the Fifty+ Forum), I have never had to replace a wheel.


My front wheel became a bit dished and one mechanic...
03-31-17, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
Posted By churnman

Sometimes we all need an event to press the...

Sometimes we all need an event to press the "reset" button on life. Your story/observation is one of those times.
03-30-17, 07:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,275
Posted By churnman

Just one more reason to choose Shimano SPD. This...

Just one more reason to choose Shimano SPD. This winter I decided to train on a stationary bike at the gym. The Keiser brand bikes use Shimano pedals. The type with the closure on one side only....
03-29-17, 04:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 37,761
Posted By churnman

First blush, you will find many detractors for...

First blush, you will find many detractors for your question but if it works for you as an occasional means of transportation that will be fun, go for it. Don't know where you live but getting some...
03-29-17, 04:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By churnman

Cycling is not regarded well as a form of...

Cycling is not regarded well as a form of transportation. I wonder if it gets greater respect in countries where cycling also has as a financial benefit in moving around due to not being able to...
03-29-17, 04:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,148
Posted By churnman

Thank you all for insightful responses, would...

Thank you all for insightful responses, would like to send PMs to many that have advanced my knowledge. Bottom line, I was obsessing too much and $50 likely better spent elsewhere.
03-28-17, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 2,166,298
Posted By churnman

Trek 750

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af164/David_Churnega/750_zps4sxdg2mx.jpg (http://s1004.photobucket.com/user/David_Churnega/media/750_zps4sxdg2mx.jpg.html)
03-28-17, 05:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,148
Posted By churnman

Crank arm length - Am I obsessing too much?

A few years ago I acquired my 600 equipped Specialized Allez for $200 from Craig's List. Its 58cm frame may be a cm or two to small for me but that is better than too large and any shortness in the...
03-27-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By churnman

80 mm may be a little short. I am 6'2" and ride a...

80 mm may be a little short. I am 6'2" and ride a 58cm with a 110 mm stem. Old sizing trick--not sure everyone will agree on this. When riding the hoods the handlebar should obscure the front axle....
03-27-17, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By churnman

Nice ride! Does not seem to comply with your rule...

Nice ride! Does not seem to comply with your rule #25.


I had a black 1964 with what I believe was a 32 HP engine. It was so small that I was able to lift it out by the exhaust manifolds to...
03-27-17, 04:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By churnman

I come here to discuss bicycles.

I come here to discuss bicycles.
03-27-17, 03:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By churnman

I agree with most of what has been said here and...

I agree with most of what has been said here and only want to emphasize that you should not get hung up on equipment. That's beside the point. Too often new bikers feel the "need for speed", do not...
03-25-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By churnman

Looks great! Mind if I "borrow" your reflective...

Looks great! Mind if I "borrow" your reflective tape idea?
03-25-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By churnman

Me too. Been riding of a Keiser stationary bike...

Me too. Been riding of a Keiser stationary bike 3-4 hours a week. Good luck.
03-25-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By churnman

Nice mountain bike and yes that shade of yellow...

Nice mountain bike and yes that shade of yellow would look great on it.
03-24-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By churnman

Thank you for your comment. An international...

Thank you for your comment. An international perspective that is available to us today is gratifying. I am a prolific reader and within the past couple of days I read about Vikings in National...
03-23-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,227
Posted By churnman

A very good discussion. I am cheap due to being...

A very good discussion. I am cheap due to being on fixed income and do not own a smart phone. I purchased the Polar FT7 heart rate monitor which is the chest strap type for less than $75 for use on a...
03-23-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By churnman

My Trek 750 - Is it "fred" enough

Purchased this new many years ago. A throwback in that steel frame and alloy rims both made in USA. Weather this weekend to reach 60s. Got it ready with new fenders, were available in yellow so what...
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