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09-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,495
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: 581
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: 81
Views: 2,400
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: 152
Views: 5,155
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: 1,298
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: 3,520
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: 2,732
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: 1,607
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: 2,732
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: 2,201
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: 1,049
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: 3,956
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: 4,766
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: 4,061
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: 3,931
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: 7,650
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: 1,903
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: 14,138
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: 1,117
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: 847
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: 2,644
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: 326
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: 905
Posted By FlMTNdude

Yall dont sweat. It may buy me an hour on a...

Yall dont 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: 905
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: 676
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: 782
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: 4,418
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: 325
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: 4,953
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: 1,654
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: 2,704
Posted By FlMTNdude

2.2 lbs/kilo = 22 lbs

2.2 lbs/kilo = 22 lbs
05-11-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 983
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: 411
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: 452
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: 4,621
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: 433
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: 793
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: 5,183
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: 698
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...
04-13-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By FlMTNdude

I would definitely do it! Go to Classic and...

I would definitely do it! Go to Classic and Vintage page, there will be a lot of people to help you out. Make sure you post pics, they won't give you a moment's peace without them!
04-13-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By FlMTNdude

Do you mean the cap on top of the steerer tube?...

Do you mean the cap on top of the steerer tube? There is no oil in that, it is what secures the tube, makes it look good and keep junk from falling into the fork. You just unbolt the stem caps,...
04-10-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,414
Posted By FlMTNdude

As tires kept coming up, an option is a spare...

As tires kept coming up, an option is a spare wheelset for group rides where you could run a more appropriate road tire, and another set for when you are going to bikepack or go off road.It is a...
04-08-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,800
Posted By FlMTNdude

I do a 'quick' 10 minute wash once a week. About...

I do a 'quick' 10 minute wash once a week. About once a month I spend 30-45 minutes giving it some love. Take off the wheels, clean and polish (it's vintage), clean the chain and derailleur gears,...
04-07-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By FlMTNdude

I question the claim about its supposed effects...

I question the claim about its supposed effects on the arch. As someone who has plantar issues, which are affected by the arch, there is a lot to be said about good arch support. A long pedal without...
04-07-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,190
Posted By FlMTNdude

I am sure this is implied with the video...

I am sure this is implied with the video reference, but make sure to check inside the tire for anything protruding, sometimes they are difficult to find. Radial tire wire is the worst, but I even got...
04-02-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By FlMTNdude

What Chris said, with the addition of a small...

What Chris said, with the addition of a small piece of an old tire or heavy inner tube, about 15mm x 30mm or somewhere around there boot in case you get a tear in a tire. I try to watch for road...
04-02-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have been using Pedro's Ice Wax. No opinion on...

I have been using Pedro's Ice Wax. No opinion on it. We haven't had much rain as of the last couple of months. I had previously been using a couple different brands of dry lube, as I have always been...
03-30-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,053
Posted By FlMTNdude

I can't imagine why anyone would ride in a group...

I can't imagine why anyone would ride in a group right now. You just exponentially increased your exposure, regardless of anything else. If there is anything 'good' about this, is that I no longer...
03-26-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,973
Posted By FlMTNdude

Looks nice, how does it ride? And Campy Athena,...

Looks nice, how does it ride? And Campy Athena, can't complain there. Just a simple, easy on the eyes bike. Nice work!
03-26-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By FlMTNdude

Sounds like a lot of internal mental reasoning to...

Sounds like a lot of internal mental reasoning to justify a purchase. Did i get on the wrong forum today? H E double hockey sticks, if g-d told you to do it, then why are you asking us here?
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