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09-29-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By FlMTNdude

If you continue to have issues, see a doctor. I...

If you continue to have issues, see a doctor. I started having issues late spring. I ignored them, while wondering why my bike fit seemed off despite not making any changes. I have suffered from back...
03-16-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By FlMTNdude

Not sure how they work with the cantilever...

Not sure how they work with the cantilever brakes. I am running a Microshift 7 speed on my Panasonic. Works flawlessly. Don't worry about what they say about 7 speeds becoming dinosaurs. We have a...
03-16-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,626
Posted By FlMTNdude

Reasons why I ride solo. I don't wear Rapha. I...

Reasons why I ride solo. I don't wear Rapha. I will probably never spend thousands on a bike. Would I like something nicer? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I ride as far and fast (or slow) as I feel...
01-14-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,626
Posted By FlMTNdude

My headlight blinks at 150 lumen in the day, I...

My headlight blinks at 150 lumen in the day, I run it at 650 lumen steady at night. Tail light is 150 lumen. It flashes during the day, it fades on and off at night. Considering part of my commute is...
01-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By FlMTNdude

I run two fingers on top, two tucked under the...

I run two fingers on top, two tucked under the levers. Pinky shifts up, ring fingers down. BTW, I am running MicroShift. That may not work on Shimano/Sram.
12-18-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By FlMTNdude

I am 55 so a few years younger. I have basically...

I am 55 so a few years younger. I have basically started again from scratch after getting COVID earlier this year. Make sure you get an ok from the doc first. It will be a slow grind, do what you can...
12-18-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,274
Posted By FlMTNdude

I had a beard before it was cool. Kombucha is...

I had a beard before it was cool. Kombucha is akin to toilet water the second before it gets flushed.
12-04-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,160
Posted By FlMTNdude

Road, 50-34/13-28 7 speed, not a lot of hills; I...

Road, 50-34/13-28 7 speed, not a lot of hills; I suck at hills, so this is about right for me. If I had serious hills I might want different gearing or end up with some huge legs.
11-30-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,176
Posted By FlMTNdude

Change the tube and fix it at home. I always have...

Change the tube and fix it at home. I always have 2 spares and a flat kit.
11-10-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,940
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have one of these. I ride to work, part of the...

I have one of these. I ride to work, part of the way is highway, and lights up the road fine. I also run it on strobe on the way home in the light. Just to be sure I plug it in mid week and on the...
10-07-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,178
Posted By FlMTNdude

I didn't like the idea of shaking hands before...

I didn't like the idea of shaking hands before C-19. Nowadays I finally have the ultimate excuse for never having to shake again!
09-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,193
Posted By FlMTNdude

After the blistering heat and humidity and rainy...

After the blistering heat and humidity and rainy days of summer, as it cools off I find my motivation to get out increases in multiples of 100.
09-11-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,693
Posted By FlMTNdude

Is it the same brand you usually use? My go to is...

Is it the same brand you usually use? My go to is Sram, I have tried KMC, and impossible not to make jump under load, no matter how much I toy with it.
08-21-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,457
Posted By FlMTNdude

Always. Dark glasses during the day to keep sun,...

Always. Dark glasses during the day to keep sun, dust and road debris out of my eyes. Clear/yellow in dark hours to keep road debris out. I ride the highway, both commuting and pleasure, so always a...
08-21-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,040
Posted By FlMTNdude

Mandatory only inside public buildings and...

Mandatory only inside public buildings and businesses. Advised when in close groups when distancing cannot be maintained. I carry one on my commute, I cannot enter my place of work without a mask on...
08-19-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,112
Posted By FlMTNdude

The two factors I would look at how much I like...

The two factors I would look at how much I like the bike and its fit, and how much a new bike, which may not fit as well as the old, would set me back. Even a new bike will cost money yearly, and...
08-19-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,860
Posted By FlMTNdude

I don't like riding in the heat either, and try...

I don't like riding in the heat either, and try to ride mornings 10 months of the year to keep the temp somewhat down. One thing I do not do before a ride is consume anything warm/hot. That includes...
08-11-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,361
Posted By FlMTNdude

Ok, maybe 2 pints then. But it is not just...

Ok, maybe 2 pints then. But it is not just dripping when I take them off, Admittedly, I do not handle heat.
08-11-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,528
Posted By FlMTNdude

That is really a personal question. I do not like...

That is really a personal question. I do not like any temperature above 65 (and I am living in Florida) and I still ride no matter what up to around 95. I know people that are not comfortable below...
07-29-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,361
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have a couple of pairs of Baleaf I bought off...

I have a couple of pairs of Baleaf I bought off Amazon. Have seen them mentioned here before by others as well, so my 'cheapness' isn't too bad this time. Regardless, about the point I can wring out...
07-21-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,452
Posted By FlMTNdude

Multi tool, 2 spare tubes, tire levers, patch...

Multi tool, 2 spare tubes, tire levers, patch kit, a pair of vinyl gloves, quick link, and a clif bar (white chocolate macadamia nut). Not in the pack (ran out of room) is a tire pump. I run lights...
07-21-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By FlMTNdude

It has to be difficult on the receiving end, I am...

It has to be difficult on the receiving end, I am sorry you have to deal with it. My wife and I are Anglo; our families (and friends as well) include Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American and...
07-08-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,947
Posted By FlMTNdude

Valve stems not at 6 o'clock. Lettering on tyres...

Valve stems not at 6 o'clock. Lettering on tyres not in position with valve stems. Really doesn't matter much to me, though. Questions is, how does it ride?
07-08-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,655
Posted By FlMTNdude

On top of miles, intervals and perseverance, I...

On top of miles, intervals and perseverance, I might suggest getting some lights and do early morning rides. With family and work evenings after work can mean cutting into family time. There is...
07-06-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,812
Posted By FlMTNdude

The dude riding the wrong direction in the bike...

The dude riding the wrong direction in the bike lane in the dark with no lights, helmet not strapped on and looking at his phone while riding no hands is a person on a bike (with a suicide wish)....
06-30-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,108
Posted By FlMTNdude

If you are ever in Gainesville Fl, late...

If you are ever in Gainesville Fl, late July-September, SwampHead puts out an IPA called Daytripping. Now I am a stout/amber ale person, but this stuff is awesome. They use 4 different kinds of hops....
06-16-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,364
Posted By FlMTNdude

I wish any "e-bike" equipped with a throttle...

I wish any "e-bike" equipped with a throttle would be labeled something else. In and of themselves, the e-bike concept is great. If one has a physical disability, or elderly, why not. Otherwise, it...
06-15-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,698
Posted By FlMTNdude

I ride the local MUPs once in a while. There is...

I ride the local MUPs once in a while. There is one in particular which connects towns, which from my door to the end and back is 52 miles, a nice ride. It stinks riding it until you get about 3...
06-15-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,033
Posted By FlMTNdude

The best material for a bike is the material on...

The best material for a bike is the material on the bike which you enjoy riding. Opinions about quality of material aside, if you enjoy the bike and enjoy riding it then nothing else matters. That...
06-15-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,416
Posted By FlMTNdude

Luxury in my world during non-pandemic times...

Luxury in my world during non-pandemic times means I got an Air BnB with a kitchen and bathroom which isn't shared. My standard in the mountains is a tent near a stream just so I can clean up a bit....
06-12-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By FlMTNdude

I don't shave. My face. My legs. Anything. Nor do...

I don't shave. My face. My legs. Anything. Nor do I expect my woman to. I doubt I will gain much speed if I start. But if I do start shaving, you will know I took up drag. And the only thing that...
06-10-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,938
Posted By FlMTNdude

Unless I missed something in a post, two other...

Unless I missed something in a post, two other things not mentioned. SheldonBrown.com is pretty much the ultimate online bike source. There are also a lot of good sources for how to adjust, repair....
06-10-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By FlMTNdude

1. Yes 2. How heavy? Probably not. 3. Depends...

1. Yes
2. How heavy? Probably not.
3. Depends on the thief. Any bike is a target. I would consider putting a skewer on the front so you can easily pull the front wheel off. Use a U-lock through the...
06-09-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By FlMTNdude

Y’all don’t sweat. It may buy me an hour on a...

Y’all don’t sweat. It may buy me an hour on a good day in summer, but I need to carry several.
06-09-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By FlMTNdude

No offense, people, but the people who suggest...

No offense, people, but the people who suggest HeadSweats or something to soak up moisture under the helmet apparently don't sweat, they do good to last an hour without needing a fresh one (as has...
06-05-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By FlMTNdude

My wife has struggled with weight pretty much her...

My wife has struggled with weight pretty much her whole life. She just looks at an Oreo and puts on 5 lbs. So I get it, it isn't an easy journey. Kudos to her for toughing it out instead of just...
06-05-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By FlMTNdude

As a runner, I have to disagree with minimalist...

As a runner, I have to disagree with minimalist shoes and foot strength being the total answer. I started transitioning away from minimalist shoes this past year. Despite foot strengthening, wearing...
06-03-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,850
Posted By FlMTNdude

It's the internet. I stay away from Facebook...

It's the internet. I stay away from Facebook because the most benign post ends up with someone starting an argument. As a bit of a Fred on a somewhat Freddy bike who is somewhere between roadie and...
05-22-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By FlMTNdude

Almost sounds like an IT band issue. Have not...

Almost sounds like an IT band issue. Have not experienced that on the bike, but definitely in the past with running. As you mentioned the foot stability issues, this very well could factor into a...
05-22-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,576
Posted By FlMTNdude

That is like the "Baby on Board" signs. Is...

That is like the "Baby on Board" signs. Is someone suddenly going to start paying attention because of some sign that may or may not appeal to them? And I can certainly cite a number of instances...
05-20-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,344
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have ordered from Ali, so-so on what I think of...

I have ordered from Ali, so-so on what I think of them. But, Amazon as of more recently has not been any better. I have ordered items, including non-bike, which I thought was coming from the US,...
05-19-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,577
Posted By FlMTNdude

2.2 lbs/kilo = 22 lbs

2.2 lbs/kilo = 22 lbs
05-11-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,239
Posted By FlMTNdude

The answer is - it depends who you are. My main...

The answer is - it depends who you are. My main ride right now is a 1989 Panasonic, which I got quite used. Not a lot is original, it really needs some paint, has been ridden in the rain enough that...
05-11-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By FlMTNdude

How much should a bike cost? Tell your wife about...

How much should a bike cost? Tell your wife about $4000 and you should be good!:) Realistically, on the cheap end of a hybrid (from your description I would go full suspension mountain, add 750) from...
05-06-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By FlMTNdude

I like the Sram PC830 chain, which is for 6-8...

I like the Sram PC830 chain, which is for 6-8 speeds. Cheap, yes, but quiet and smooth. I get 5000 miles approximately with regular cleaning. You may want to check out YouTube if you haven't replaced...
05-04-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,796
Posted By FlMTNdude

So as an ape riding a bicycle with a unique...

So as an ape riding a bicycle with a unique jersey, the last thing I worry about is what you think of my clothing. Wear it, ride and enjoy. We all are in a state of some kind of evolution, although...
05-04-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By FlMTNdude

I don't think I have ever inflated a brand new...

I don't think I have ever inflated a brand new tube before it has been installed. However, after a patch is a different story. I have seen where the 'weld', or casting seam I guess, on the rubber...
04-29-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By FlMTNdude

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/search/slick-semi-...

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/search/slick-semi-slick-mtb-tires?st=1&cat=sl&so=i&fltr=3750

I have a fair amount of experience with Bike Tires Direct. If you watch the sales there are some really...
04-24-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,265
Posted By FlMTNdude

My weekday riding coincides with commuting, so I...

My weekday riding coincides with commuting, so I always am between two set points. That said, I have about 3 routes ranging from 15-28 miles, depending on my time available and mileage I want to do....
04-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By FlMTNdude

I am just a little south of you in N. Florida. I...

I am just a little south of you in N. Florida. I have a headsweats bandana thing, which works ok. My preference is to use a bandana, and carry a spare if getting over 70. After 34-40 miles take it...
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