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08-06-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Torgrot

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

I am looking to replace the brakes on my Kona Dr. Dew vintage 2008. It currently has Shimano MB-485 brakes. I haven't been able to find instructions on how to bleed them. The kits they sell for...
04-22-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By Torgrot

I don't have one so I am not 100% sure, but I...

I don't have one so I am not 100% sure, but I thought that needed the ISC-11 Speed/Cadence CatEye ANT+ Integrated Speed/Cadence Sensor for that unit not the Garmin GCS-10 which doesn't use ANT to...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-01-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By Torgrot

I have ridden the lake front trail several times....

I have ridden the lake front trail several times. On the East end, it is pretty open and not very crowded. On the West end, it is a mob scene in the summer. Between four wheel buggies, roller...
08-20-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By Torgrot

Thanks to all. I am recovering, my arm still...

Thanks to all. I am recovering, my arm still being somewhat sore. Took the bike in to have it checked out. Other than some minor adjustments to the bars and cleaning and lubing the chain it...
08-20-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By Torgrot

Thanks to all. I am recovering, my arm still...

Thanks to all. I am recovering, my arm still being somewhat sore. Took the bike in to have it checked out. Other than some minor adjustments to the bars and cleaning and lubing the chain it...
08-18-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By Torgrot

Did not remain in an upright position.

Well, this last Saturday morning as I was finishing my ride home, I failed to remain on the bike. I was riding on the street and had to make a left turn to enter the bike path again. As I started...
08-10-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By Torgrot

While my left foot feels fine, my right feels...

While my left foot feels fine, my right feels like I am standing on my toes. Both cleats are in the forward screw holes and as far back as can be. Can I move the right cleat to the most back screw...
08-10-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By Torgrot

adjusting SPD cleats

So I made the jump to clipless and after my first ride, I think I need to adjust the position of one cleat. Does anyone have any hints about cleat position?
Forum: Great Lakes
01-12-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By Torgrot

Yes indeed they are building overpasses.

Yes indeed they are building overpasses.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-11-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Torgrot

I think the Trek Store on Route 30 in Schereville...

I think the Trek Store on Route 30 in Schereville might have some. Check them they are on the web.
11-18-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,534
Posted By Torgrot

Our cats Jennifer and Beatrix prove to be very...

Our cats Jennifer and Beatrix prove to be very effective at warming the cockles of ones heart and anything else that might be cold.
06-03-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By Torgrot

I am using a Kuat Sherpa hitch rack and have used...

I am using a Kuat Sherpa hitch rack and have used a Saris Bones with a Bike Beam for my wife Trek Navigator.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-10-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 263,859
Posted By Torgrot

Went our for my first ride of the year, besides...

Went our for my first ride of the year, besides the trainer. I only managed a meager 16 miles. There were mountains out of the southwest at 10 to 20 mph. At mile 11, I just hit a wall and it was...
03-23-11, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,085
Posted By Torgrot

I love my Kuat Sherpa. Lightweight and easy to...

I love my Kuat Sherpa. Lightweight and easy to mount. Bikes secure for the long haul.
03-14-11, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 769
Posted By Torgrot

Or Claritin for those of us with High Blood...

Or Claritin for those of us with High Blood Pressure or Glaucoma.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-12-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 99,528
Posted By Torgrot

Lansing IL not Michigan. Just south of Chicago.

Lansing IL not Michigan. Just south of Chicago.
03-09-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,182
Posted By Torgrot

My wife is more commonly know as Karen the snake...

My wife is more commonly know as Karen the snake killer. She has ridden over more snakes sunning themselves on the trail than anyone. She has to be averaging at least six or eight a season.
03-05-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,550
Posted By Torgrot

Not as a kid. I did fill in for my step daughter...

Not as a kid. I did fill in for my step daughter when she went on her senior class trip. It was hilarious to see me riding her bike, a sack of papers on the front and me holding a list of addresses...
03-05-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,224
Posted By Torgrot

Hit and Miss, really. I like to read, but don't...

Hit and Miss, really. I like to read, but don't often post during the winter. I don't think people realize how good they have it when they can ride comfortably all year round.
03-04-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Torgrot

My wife, because of two metal hips also needs a...

My wife, because of two metal hips also needs a step thru frame. She swears by her Trek Navigator. It may not be the lightest, but she feels secure on it.
02-07-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By Torgrot

Spent two days digging out. 20" of snow and then...

Spent two days digging out. 20" of snow and then another 2-3" after that. It isn't the snow so much as it is the piles. I hate the piles. They get all black and ugly and just linger on way to...
01-24-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By Torgrot

I bought this to put on the back of my Nissan...

I bought this to put on the back of my Nissan Cube.

http://www.kuatinnovations.com/index.php?page=sherpa
01-20-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By Torgrot

Don't forget KUAT. They make a couple of pretty...

Don't forget KUAT. They make a couple of pretty nice racks.
12-13-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,078
Posted By Torgrot

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=...

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Lansing&state=IL&site=LOT&lat=41.5675&lon=-87.5457
12-10-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 61,027
Posted By Torgrot

Lansing, IL 60438

Lansing, IL 60438
11-05-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By Torgrot

All most as strange as this guy in the...

All most as strange as this guy in the Netherlands.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9bf_1186932873
Forum: Great Lakes
10-26-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By Torgrot

It almost blew my car off the road, I don't know...

It almost blew my car off the road, I don't know how you would stay upright on bicycle.
10-24-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By Torgrot

Well usually a hydraulic brake piston that won't...

Well usually a hydraulic brake piston that won't extend is frozen. In other words the pistons have rusted probably internally. So unless you want to rebuilt the pistons, I would pass on these.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-13-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Torgrot

On the same site Bicyclist hits car...

On the same site Bicyclist hits car (http://triblocal.com/des-plaines/2010/07/28/angry-bicyclist-hits-car/)
Forum: Great Lakes
09-23-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,977
Posted By Torgrot

Bike Parking

You could rent a locker from here http://www.chicagobikestation.com/services.htm
They are located at Millennium Park I believe.
09-15-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Torgrot

I have had both the Saris bones and now a hitch...

I have had both the Saris bones and now a hitch mount Kuat rack, I 'll take the hitch mount any day. Easier to put on, easier to put bikes on, just easier all the way around. While the Saris Bones...
09-05-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,394
Posted By Torgrot

Well I am one that believes that you get what you...

Well I am one that believes that you get what you pay for. My first rack was given to me, a Wally World POS. On one of our first forays down the interstate, a truck passes us and my garage sale...
09-02-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By Torgrot

I always have the headlight on. During the day...

I always have the headlight on. During the day its on strobe. The only problem is that it attracts kids. If I am on a MUP they will ride right to it like a moth to a flame.
08-22-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Torgrot

No wiping a windows machine to start over without...

No wiping a windows machine to start over without any thought is not a good idea. First verify that you have all of the installation CDs/Keys as was mentioned. Then however go into Control...
08-03-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,976
Posted By Torgrot

How often do you need to do this? If it is not...

How often do you need to do this? If it is not to often, why not just rent a van for the week or two of your trip. You could probably rig up a way to attach a rack to a 2x4 for the bikes in the...
08-03-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By Torgrot

I used to ride and I would pull the data off my...

I used to ride and I would pull the data off my Garmin 305 and look at the average speed 12 to 15MPH for a ride. It was pretty consistent then. I was talking to a friend I was riding with after the...
06-21-10, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,085
Posted By Torgrot

My two cents, I have a Kuat Sherpa, it is light...

My two cents, I have a Kuat Sherpa, it is light weight and fits either a two or 1.5 inch receiver.
06-21-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,496
Posted By Torgrot

We have always called the orange flower thingies ...

We have always called the orange flower thingies "Ditch Lillies" since that is were they always grow. I caution you to never try to cultivate these on your property. They take over the world...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-18-10, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By Torgrot

Check out this...

Check out this http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016309 in Minnesota. We stayed in Lanesboro at a BandB. It was just about perfect for a long weekend. The trail has some challenges...
06-16-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Torgrot

I live in the town I grew up in. I remember...

I live in the town I grew up in. I remember riding my bike to grade school well, but in the early sixties, I would never have ridden my bike to high school. It just wasn't cool, and at that age, I...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-12-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,004
Posted By Torgrot

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&um=1&ie=UT...

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=grand+rapids+mi+interurban+rail+trail&fb=1&gl=us&hq=interurban+rail+trail&hnear=Grand+Rapids,+MI&cid=4677605796075783454&ei=D5YTTNu5AoPYNsX36J4L...
06-09-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,360
Posted By Torgrot

Disk brakes are zero clearance brakes. When you...

Disk brakes are zero clearance brakes. When you release a hydraulic brake it should just come off the rotor. If there is a huge gap between the pads and the rotors then the rotors are truly warped....
05-13-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Torgrot

I use my Garmin 305 with the cadence and then...

I use my Garmin 305 with the cadence and then turn off the GPS. It gets the speed from the wheel magnet then. Works really well for me and I get to use it outside during better weather.
05-11-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Torgrot

Memories

I have some very fond memories of a robin's egg blue 1964 Ford Galaxie with a small block V8. I got married the first time in that car, it broke down on the honeymoon and so did that marriage. It...
05-10-10, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,768
Posted By Torgrot

I know that some computers will let you set the...

I know that some computers will let you set the pause speed. Garmin does and my old VDO did. When I first got my Garmin, I went riding with a friend with a Garmin also. At the end of the day his...
05-09-10, 06:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,345
Posted By Torgrot

I have read all the items with interest. Most...

I have read all the items with interest. Most seem to be written by people who have not been attacked by a dog. They seem to be in the vein of "If I were attacked" this is what I would do. I...
05-08-10, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,345
Posted By Torgrot

Of all the things I have seen used on dogs,...

Of all the things I have seen used on dogs, nothing that needed to be aimed from a moving bike at an aggressive dog ever worked. Guns, sprays etc... Hence the question about the air horn. I am...
05-08-10, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,345
Posted By Torgrot

Bikes and Dogs

Well my dear sister was out for an evening ride this last week and was attacked by a pack of four dogs. Despite being bitten several times, she managed to get far enough away to stop and call the...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-15-10, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Torgrot

Glenwood Lansing road in Illinois, I don't know...

Glenwood Lansing road in Illinois, I don't know what it is called in Indiana between Calumet Ave and the Baptist center has a wide concrete path built already. There are materials to cross the...
03-13-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,178
Posted By Torgrot

I am surprised that no one mentioned the Silver...

I am surprised that no one mentioned the Silver Comet/ Chief Ladiga between Atlanta and Annistorn Alabama. That is a pretty nice ride through some interesting areas. Just make sure you do it before...
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