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10-01-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 521
Posted By ARider2

Keep in mind if the tire pressure is too low a...

Keep in mind if the tire pressure is too low a pinch flat can occur if you hit a pothole or road debris. However, the photo does not look like a pinch flat. It looks like something cut a slit in...
08-20-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By ARider2

I suspect your shifter cable is sticking. You...

I suspect your shifter cable is sticking. You can usually feel a little drag on it which indicates there is corrosion. If this is the problem then lubing the cable can help but best to replace the...
07-15-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By ARider2

Yes you can swap to 11-28 without problem it will...

Yes you can swap to 11-28 without problem it will make going up hills a little more challenging.
07-15-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By ARider2

The cassette looks suspect to me. As long as it...

The cassette looks suspect to me. As long as it is shifting correctly and only skipping under load I would swap it for a new one. The jockey wheels on the derailleur look worn. A video from the...
01-28-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By ARider2

Why leave it up to the internet? The best way to...

Why leave it up to the internet? The best way to fit a bike is through professional help and test drives. Go to a bike shop that sells Cannondale and let them help you get the right bicycle for your...
11-08-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,070
Posted By ARider2

It is possible the bike shop was low on cable...

It is possible the bike shop was low on cable housing and felt they only had enough left to complete the jobs they had already taken in. It has been difficult getting many items including cable...
09-28-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By ARider2

It's great to read about folks like you who are...

It's great to read about folks like you who are still active and regularly riding a good amount of miles at over 80 years old. Congratulations on your good health and keep up the riding!
08-30-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,476
Posted By ARider2

Bike shops no longer carry cool stuff for people...

Bike shops no longer carry cool stuff for people to browse anymore because it does not sell. The product does not sell in bike shops because people buy the stuff for a few dollars less online. As a...
08-08-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By ARider2

Find a bicycle shop that you trust so that you...

Find a bicycle shop that you trust so that you don't have to run the the internet to check every time they make a suggestion that will help your bicycle run better even if it will cost you more...
07-17-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By ARider2

Routine maintenance should include removing the...

Routine maintenance should include removing the seatpost, cleaning and re-greasing it every year. I do this on every bicycle when I give it a tune up. With the seatpost out I also check the torque...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,544
Posted By ARider2

The hanger may look OK to the eye but if it is...

The hanger may look OK to the eye but if it is even slightly off it can cause the issue you described. Best to put an alignment gauge on to check if the hanger is properly aligned.
06-22-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By ARider2

This thread reminds me that most flat repairs can...

This thread reminds me that most flat repairs can be fixed fairly quickly in less than 10 minutes while others can take much longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,006
Posted By ARider2

It sure looks like it is installed backwards.

It sure looks like it is installed backwards.
06-11-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,286
Posted By ARider2

This is very bad news indeed. It is nearly...

This is very bad news indeed. It is nearly impossible for any small business to survive these days and even more so for the LBS given the fact complete bicycles and parts and accessories have been in...
06-09-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,033
Posted By ARider2

I use the ratcheting crank arm wrench from Hozan....

I use the ratcheting crank arm wrench from Hozan. The tool has 15mm on one side and 14mm on the other. I find it is of excellent quality and holds up well.

...
06-01-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,429
Posted By ARider2

Imagine if you're the person at the LBS who...

Imagine if you're the person at the LBS who estimated the cable replacement will take 30 minutes only to find the job took 1.5 hours.
05-24-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,259
Posted By ARider2

I think the BIGGER question is why upgrade from...

I think the BIGGER question is why upgrade from 11 to 12 speed?
05-01-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By ARider2

Yes, I cleaned the brake rotor with Brakekleen...

Yes, I cleaned the brake rotor with Brakekleen before I changed it and the noise remained so I swapped it.
04-28-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By ARider2

If the rental does not come with a spare tube,...

If the rental does not come with a spare tube, tire levers and a pump or CO2 bring your own. Also find out if it has a bottle cage or two. If you are wearing your cycling shoes see if their pedals...
04-23-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,747
Posted By ARider2

The term "Bike Share" is a misnomer. When I...

The term "Bike Share" is a misnomer. When I share something I normally don't ask for money in return, and bike share is really just bike rental. The name should be "Government Subsidized Bike...
04-20-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By ARider2

You might consider an electric bicycle where you...

You might consider an electric bicycle where you can vary the power assist based on the progress of your recovery. Many electric bikes are class 1 meaning you must pedal for the power assist but you...
04-13-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,077
Posted By ARider2

alo congratulations on achieving your weight loss...

alo congratulations on achieving your weight loss goal. I weighed 225 pounds and lost 50 pounds over a period of 3 years. Losing 50 pounds improved my cycling abilities and enjoyment of riding. Prior...
04-10-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,530
Posted By ARider2

Did you try Fairmount bicycles they list road...

Did you try Fairmount bicycles they list road bike rentals on their website.
04-10-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,530
Posted By ARider2

Find a place to rent a similar bike with drop...

Find a place to rent a similar bike with drop bars and take it for a few rides. Then you will have a better idea of what is best for you.
04-10-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,552
Posted By ARider2

It's fine to go to your LBS for advice about...

It's fine to go to your LBS for advice about sizing as long as you're up front about your plans to purchase online rather than from them. Some LBS will assemble and tune a bike and can offer this...
03-26-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By ARider2

Most local bike shops should have a Shimano...

Most local bike shops should have a Shimano replacement bottom bracket for $20 to $30 and might charge $25 to $35 to remove your old one and install your new one. First get the correct dimensions for...
03-21-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,431
Posted By ARider2

I would remove the brake pads and closely inspect...

I would remove the brake pads and closely inspect for any debris stuck in the pads, or signs of glazing, or ridges. Have you tried swapping the pads front to rear to see if it persists?
03-21-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,240
Posted By ARider2

Most likely because these are the number 1 and 2...

Most likely because these are the number 1 and 2 biggest brands sold by local bike shops in the US in the last decade.
03-17-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,005
Posted By ARider2

I suspected a problem with my Bosch Active Line...

I suspected a problem with my Bosch Active Line Plus equipped e-bike where the chain came off when others were riding it. Try as I may and after many miles I was unable to get the chain to come off....
02-13-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By ARider2

I ordered some refurbished bike parts through...

I ordered some refurbished bike parts through ebay and the seller used USPS. This was before Christmas and what should have taken less than a week took several weeks. Fortunately I was not in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,408
Posted By ARider2

phrantic09, thanks for the info, a 2.5% increase...

phrantic09, thanks for the info, a 2.5% increase does not seem like much on a $2,500 bike. However, I think we will see a similar $100 increase on MSRP on entry level bikes in the $500 to $800 range...
02-08-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By ARider2

I see this thread is several months old but I...

I see this thread is several months old but I want to congratulate the OP for finding a great bicycle, but even more for finding an LBS that he can trust! This thread highlights one of the many...
02-02-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By ARider2

One thing I notice in the Shimano Dealer's Manual...

One thing I notice in the Shimano Dealer's Manual for the FD-RX810 is that there is a section to inform users that they may here noise when shifted in a combination when using the small chainring...
01-29-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,874
Posted By ARider2

When wrapping handlebars I keep a small metal...

When wrapping handlebars I keep a small metal clamp handy, like the one pictured below. Sometimes I use it to hold the tape in place if I am interrupted during the middle of doing the job. Whether it...
01-25-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By ARider2

The material used is more important than the...

The material used is more important than the brand. For example if you go for stainless steel inner cable the brand is less important. Read up on the different types of housing and make sure to...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,780
Posted By ARider2

I got a Paris Sport as a teenager back in the...

I got a Paris Sport as a teenager back in the early '70s. It replaced a Raleigh Record that was stolen (along with my older brother's Raleigh Grand Prix). I lived in Northern New Jersey near the shop...
01-18-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 613,670
Posted By ARider2

I have been working on a '97 Lemond Tourmalet...

I have been working on a '97 Lemond Tourmalet that is in excellent original condition. I decided to leave the original handlebar tape and tires to show just how original and low mileage the bike is....
01-18-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By ARider2

If the bicycle looks like it is low mileage (e.g....

If the bicycle looks like it is low mileage (e.g. little wear on original tires and chain) and the bearings and cups look good then a cleaning, regreasing and reusing the original bearings is fine. ...
01-16-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,967
Posted By ARider2

It's great to hear about people who ride bikes...

It's great to hear about people who ride bikes regularly who are over 80. It gives us younger folks some hope that we might be sill pedaling for years to come.
01-16-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By ARider2

One benefit to taking everything apart,...

One benefit to taking everything apart, especially on a bike that sees a lot of use in wet conditions, is to prevent parts from seizing in place due to corrosion. Once apart everything can be...
01-15-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,392
Posted By ARider2

In a low speed fall I might hang on to the...

In a low speed fall I might hang on to the handlebars and use them to absorb the impact. If I'm moving along and crash I try to go into a tuck and roll and try to roll my way to a stop rather than...
01-11-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By ARider2

I believe in this context, DS=Drive Side (side...

I believe in this context,
DS=Drive Side (side where chain is)
NDS=Non-Drive Side
12-31-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,460
Posted By ARider2

Judging from the fork I'd say it's a Chopper! ...

Judging from the fork I'd say it's a Chopper! All kidding aside first thing I thought was recumbent.
12-31-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By ARider2

Yes, this is the classic case of a new chain with...

Yes, this is the classic case of a new chain with an old cassette. Replace the cassette and your problem will be solved. You may be able to just replace the small cog if that is the only gear where...
12-31-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By ARider2

This does happen and is the reason why I always...

This does happen and is the reason why I always test drive each bicycle after I do any work. What works fine on the lift does not always work so well on a test drive. I suggest you measure the...
12-29-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,780
Posted By ARider2

Sorry about your crash. Hopefully your injuries...

Sorry about your crash. Hopefully your injuries won't be too painful and you will have a quick recovery so you can get back out on your bike soon. For the benefit of others do you have any idea of...
12-23-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By ARider2

I used to get hip joint pain that would leave me...

I used to get hip joint pain that would leave me limping. I began a daily routine of emphasizing stretching, strength and balance for all of my joints including my hips. I do yoga and pilates like...
12-22-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,428
Posted By ARider2

asalt, if you tell us your approximate budget as...

asalt, if you tell us your approximate budget as well as a weight range you are seeking we can give you some suggestions. Just as important is knowing your intended use for the bike and estimate for...
12-21-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,046
Posted By ARider2

Miradaman, if your old MTB has a 7 speed 14-34t...

Miradaman, if your old MTB has a 7 speed 14-34t freewheel and your chain is due for replacement anyway you might want to replace the chain and freewheel because the latest Shimano 7 speed freewheel...
12-16-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,804
Posted By ARider2

One time a medium sized dog began to give chase...

One time a medium sized dog began to give chase on my right side. I was going about 15MPH and I noticed a car parked on my right about 25 feet away. As the dog was nipping at my right heels I rode...
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