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09-09-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,459
Posted By RECfromPA

Hi, Joe. If you liked the Hardrock, you can...

Hi, Joe.

If you liked the Hardrock, you can probably find another on Craigslist. I sold mine ('90 also) a year ago. I looked around for replacements. I'm sure I tested over a dozen bikes.

I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-05-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,232
Posted By RECfromPA

I went on a short, but lovely ride, on the PA...

I went on a short, but lovely ride, on the PA side from Wash. Crossing to New Hope and back. The PA side is nice and shady and I spoke with a local who told me the NJ side was sunny, especially in...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-02-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,232
Posted By RECfromPA

Thank you both! I'll definitely do a loop to...

Thank you both! I'll definitely do a loop to experience them both, especially now that I know a bit of what to expect.

Roberta
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-02-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,232
Posted By RECfromPA

Thank you for your write up! I live 35...

Thank you for your write up!


I live 35 miles from Washington Crossing, but am not familiar with the bike trails there. A round trip (or two) to New Hope on each side sounds like a nice afternoon...
04-22-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,138
Posted By RECfromPA

I know it's hard to know from a short ride around...

I know it's hard to know from a short ride around a parking lot to know if you'll be comfortable on a bike. It's important to find a bike you'll ENJOY riding, so you WILL ride. Otherwise, you'll...
Forum: Touring
04-22-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,349
Posted By RECfromPA

Can you (or some other nice member) measure for...

Can you (or some other nice member) measure for me the closest part of the front rivet to the closest part of the cutout on the regular (not S) Flyer Imperial model, although I suppose that would be...
03-19-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,299
Posted By RECfromPA

Help date a Specialized Crossroads

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/specialized_crossroads_1e006c698dfcc0b1c0029ad4b9a2a135534c9ffd.jpg
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By RECfromPA

Thanks Joe, 1nterceptor, and Schwinnsa! I was...

Thanks Joe, 1nterceptor, and Schwinnsa! I was wrong, you were right! There IS a concave shape to adjust the tilt; it was just very hidden with the sandwich and it looks a lot different than the one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By RECfromPA

The handlebar rotates about 90* to get the brake...

The handlebar rotates about 90* to get the brake levers out of the way when folding. The mast is one peice, not telescoping like the current Mariners are. I'm used to handlebar above saddle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By RECfromPA

Exactly, Joe. I loosened but no movement to...

Exactly, Joe. I loosened but no movement to rotate.

The bike is at office and on Monday, Iíll take the entire assembly apart to look. Perhaps I missed something.

Other than the backache, ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By RECfromPA

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/240x320/flat_seatpost_top_to_saddle_sandwich_048b213aad81e956047f607624a328034f190ffe.jpg
Bargainguy, Thanks for the suggestion. ("why didn't I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By RECfromPA

Dahon Mariner and lower back ache

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x640/mariner_drive_side_30f78e06e492e5675a5fee34eba744ff23ff7bee.jpg...
02-23-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,856
Posted By RECfromPA

Congratulations on your weight loss, your savings...

Congratulations on your weight loss, your savings plan to self finance the bike, and keeping your eye towards your goals. Very impressive.


Be sure to get a GOOD heavy duty lock (yes, they can...
02-23-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By RECfromPA

Rivendell Needs Help

I love my Rivendell bike (and company) and do read a few of the bike forum topics, but usually not the Classic and Vintage board. I found this link there, a board that I would usually not visit, but...
02-22-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 39,793
Posted By RECfromPA

I think cash flow is an issue at many bike shops,...

I think cash flow is an issue at many bike shops, in general.


From the website in noobinsf's message:


We’ve always provided special gear and encouraged any kind of riding that doesn’t...
12-02-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,374
Posted By RECfromPA

Memorial ride for Emily Fredericks Dec 3 in Philadelphia

24-year-old Emily Fredricks was killed by the driver of a private sanitation truck on Tuesday, November 28 while riding her bike to work on Spruce Street in Center City, Philadelphia.

There is a...
12-02-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,248
Posted By RECfromPA

https://m.facebook.com/events/148644022434771/ ...

https://m.facebook.com/events/148644022434771/

Emily Fredericks Memorial Ride Dec 3 see above for details
Forum: Commuting
10-19-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,894
Posted By RECfromPA

That looks like a nice bike and the All City...

That looks like a nice bike and the All City bikes have good write ups. It was on my short list to look at, but I couldn't test ride it. I hope you have lots of fun and safe miles on it.
10-19-17, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By RECfromPA

Thank you all for your input. To be clearer, the...

Thank you all for your input. To be clearer, the bike I'm having the neck (sort of shoulder) pain is on the Specialized maroon colored bike, the top pictures. The Rivendell, bottom bike, with the...
10-16-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By RECfromPA

Wanting to relieve neck pain

Iím trying to dial in my í94 Specialized Crossroads to relieve neck pain. Iím hoping this is the best sub-forum for help.

I have neck pain when riding (mostly trapezius) and this current setup,...
10-15-17, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,856
Posted By RECfromPA

Yes, the Philadlelphia tax portion can add...

Yes, the Philadlelphia tax portion can add another $12. That shop is about a mile from downtown, so parking can be tough, but not impossible or expensive. For the tire swap, speak with the shop. With...
10-15-17, 06:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,313
Posted By RECfromPA

My bike (touring style bike) with the Brooks...

My bike (touring style bike) with the Brooks saddle is a little more upright (similar in look to squirtdad's green bike), but I still lean a bit, not bolt upright.

I liked the B17 saddle a lot,...
10-15-17, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By RECfromPA

How rude! I wouldn't patronize a place that...

How rude! I wouldn't patronize a place that treated me like that. I hope there are other shops around.

I've had two great bikes from the early '90s. Specialized Hardrock Cruz (recenly sold) and...
10-15-17, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,856
Posted By RECfromPA

Congratulations on your awesome weight loss! ...

Congratulations on your awesome weight loss!

Just so you're not surprised, Philadelphia has an additional 2% sales tax on top of the state tax. That bike shop has good reviews on Google, but...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-17, 04:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By RECfromPA

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1119008-what-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1119008-what-do-you-use-freshen-up-after-your-ride.html

Cool down, stop sweating, then proceeded to freshening up. The good members here had great...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-17, 01:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,894
Posted By RECfromPA

Take a look at Handsome Bikes line of bicycles ...

Take a look at Handsome Bikes line of bicycles https://handsomecycles.com (http://handsomecycles.com) . I got a She-Devil step through and it was the best riding bike under 1k that I tested at my...
10-01-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,759
Posted By RECfromPA

Breakwater, Sounds like a good bike shop...

Breakwater,

Sounds like a good bike shop and the perfect bike for you. Here's to many happy miles!

Roberta
Forum: Commuting
09-27-17, 10:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,784
Posted By RECfromPA

Hi Mike. Although not as comfortable as a...

Hi Mike.

Although not as comfortable as a train, each Septa bus can carry two bikes in front of the bus without time restrictions. You could do half ride/bus each way or bus one way, ride the...
09-24-17, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,683
Posted By RECfromPA

Glad you found a nearly perfect bike and was able...

Glad you found a nearly perfect bike and was able to perfect it to your preferences. Like you, I recently found riding upright more pleasurable and less uncomfortable. I wish you many happy rides!
09-23-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,759
Posted By RECfromPA

Breakwater, Get what you LOVE. If you don't...

Breakwater,

Get what you LOVE. If you don't love it, you won't use it. Go on lots of test rides. There will be something out there (the ToughRoads, perhaps?) that will just be "right" and will...
09-21-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,690
Posted By RECfromPA

[QUOTE=snowman40;19864458]I've dropped about 33...

[QUOTE=snowman40;19864458]I've dropped about 33 pounds in 13 or 14 months. Didn't really start shedding it until I got on the bike some what regularly. I'm only able to ride on weekends since...
09-07-17, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,329
Posted By RECfromPA

Sounds like some good suggestions here. I do...

Sounds like some good suggestions here. I do agree that one they gain your trust and like you, it will be easier for them to say yes. That will take a few months- be a great renter.

How much...
09-05-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,149
Posted By RECfromPA

I ride in sneakers and had the same issue. I...

I ride in sneakers and had the same issue. I thought my sneakers were loose enough, but I loosened them some more and that did the trick for me. Make sure, also, that the sneakers have enough room...
09-05-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By RECfromPA

Here's an update. I purchased a black Flyer and...

Here's an update. I purchased a black Flyer and used Obenauf LP on it in August. I rode it in dark shorts, and then twice in pink nylon shorts and got a very light "saddle ring" on the shorts, not...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-25-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By RECfromPA

My family is at the intersection of Rte 287 and...

My family is at the intersection of Rte 287 and 80. I live downtown Philadelphia and work northern most part of Philadelphia. I'm really familiar with this route and the traffic on I95 thru...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Posted By RECfromPA

Years ago, I used Dr. Bronner's Peppermint liquid...

Years ago, I used Dr. Bronner's Peppermint liquid soap and it was a great way to help wake up in the morning.


Thank you all for your suggestions!!! I found Huggies brand non-perfumed "Pure"...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-17, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Posted By RECfromPA

Thank you. I think I'd be ok with a green tea...

Thank you. I think I'd be ok with a green tea smell, if not too strong. Do you have a breand that you can recommend?
Forum: Commuting
08-19-17, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By RECfromPA

Tom, Do you do weight training, something else...

Tom,
Do you do weight training, something else or just ride?

Menopause has really done a number on my body composition. I started visiting the gym again, concentrating on weight lifting. Some...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-17, 04:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Posted By RECfromPA

Before I wrote this question, I had used a Wet...

Before I wrote this question, I had used a Wet One and didn't like the "after feel." I might not have smelled, but I did not feel clean.

I think I'll first start with plain old water washcloth...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Posted By RECfromPA

What a great idea and inexpensive! I'll be...

What a great idea and inexpensive! I'll be getting one. Thanks!


I'll still need to clean off, since it will have been a good 7 hours between my morning shower and getting back from the gym (or...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Posted By RECfromPA

What do you use to freshen up after your ride? Need recommendataions.

Hi.


I don't commute by bike to work, but I find a lot of good practical information in this sub-forum, and also thought it would be the best place to post this question.


I just started...
Forum: Northeast
08-12-17, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,046
Posted By RECfromPA

Hi Adamant. I sent you a PM. It sounds like...

Hi Adamant.

I sent you a PM. It sounds like you will have a great ride.

Roberta
08-08-17, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By RECfromPA

I have a Specialized Crossroads from the '90s,...

I have a Specialized Crossroads from the '90s, similar to your bike, but with 700c tires. I raised the stem as much as possible, changed my handlebar to one similar to your "top" picture and changed...
08-05-17, 12:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,407
Posted By RECfromPA

Thank you for sharing this information.

Thank you for sharing this information.
07-29-17, 03:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,055
Posted By RECfromPA

What is a boot? I've seen it mentioned in many...

What is a boot? I've seen it mentioned in many threads, but still haven't figured it out.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,441
Posted By RECfromPA

I've been eyeing this Banjo Brothers Small Canvas...

I've been eyeing this Banjo Brothers Small Canvas Saddle Bag. It's not small, holding 4L. I like that the loading of articles is from the top, not the side, so things less likely to fall out when...
07-20-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By RECfromPA

Deleted duplicate message.

Deleted duplicate message.
07-20-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By RECfromPA

So, what I'm hearing (I think) is that BOTH honey...

So, what I'm hearing (I think) is that BOTH honey and black will (might) stain clothing? But only if wet? I've seen the honey saddle changing color over time, but that's not what concerns...
07-20-17, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By RECfromPA

Black vs Honey Brooks Flyer--do they bleed color?

I currently have a 3 month old black Brooks B17 on my bike, which I like, except when I ride over a big bump or pothole and don't raise myself off the saddle fast enough, so have decided to try a...
05-11-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,937
Posted By RECfromPA

I had such a good time on my first long ride with...

I had such a good time on my first long ride with a group (I've only done that one, but am signed up for another).


Let's say there's a rest area every 15 miles. Think of it not as a 50 mile...
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