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05-25-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By epiking

Congratulations on the start. That's a whole lot...

Congratulations on the start. That's a whole lot better than my first ride...8/10 of a mile and too pooped to pop. Then again I was/am an "uber-clyde". One to two pounds a week is a very realistic...
05-20-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,162
Posted By epiking

When I "strip" the chain I take it off the bike...

When I "strip" the chain I take it off the bike and soak/agitate it in a coffee can of (odorless) mineral spirits. Sometimes more than once depending how dirty it is.
04-16-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By epiking

Good post chefisaac. I always thought of the...

Good post chefisaac. I always thought of the trigger foods as the "Glycemic Rollercoaster". Thanks for sharing.
10-20-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,596
Posted By epiking

A lot of good comments here...+1 on...

A lot of good comments here...+1 on cadence/gearing, interval training, etc. I just wanted to add, keep it fun. Amazing gains can be had in the long run.
10-20-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By epiking

Hi George, Welcome to the board. Nice ride. Hope...

Hi George, Welcome to the board. Nice ride. Hope you have Fun and success in you endeavor.
10-09-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,256
Posted By epiking

Uber Clyde Bike

Hard Tail MTB for this "Uber Clyde" (380lbs).
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10-09-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By epiking

+1 on the 540s, I did run a clip-less/platform...

+1 on the 540s, I did run a clip-less/platform pedal for a while. I Found I did not like riding without being clipped in, I felt insecure.

Shoes are a whole different ball game, pretty...
10-06-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By epiking

I frequently Ride Tempe Town Lake, too bad I...

I frequently Ride Tempe Town Lake, too bad I missed this...Thanks for the coverage
09-30-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,762
Posted By epiking

+1 Factory clearance relief...

+1 Factory clearance relief...
09-28-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By epiking

I like to avoid the rush hours (am and pm). In...

I like to avoid the rush hours (am and pm). In the summer I like to ride early in the morning, even a little before sunrise. If I do wind up having to ride during the rush hour times, I am super...
09-27-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By epiking

Nice build...

Nice build...
09-18-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,165
Posted By epiking

I am a 60 year old clyde. I ride pretty much...

I am a 60 year old clyde. I ride pretty much everyday, 10-15 miles. There are several days a week when I ride at a reduced work load. That allows me to recover from the days when I have a more...
09-06-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By epiking

This is what I use on my larger 700c tires. ...

This is what I use on my larger 700c tires.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00157XXMY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ADIKZAFTSWMNW
08-26-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By epiking

Congrats on the PR...Keep spinning, have fun.

Congrats on the PR...Keep spinning, have fun.
08-26-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By epiking

+1 on the "Zen" approach. I ride daily, 2-3 times...

+1 on the "Zen" approach. I ride daily, 2-3 times a week I will ride in an EZ mode, with only light effort and occasional intermediate work load for brief periods. One does need to recover from...
08-14-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By epiking

Its worse than that, I have bike specific tools...

Its worse than that, I have bike specific tools...
08-10-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,378
Posted By epiking

From A 60+ rider: I rode clips and straps for...

From A 60+ rider: I rode clips and straps for quite a few years, went to clip-less about a year and a half ago. I find clip-less easier to get in and out of. When I ride platform pedals now, I feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-13, 05:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By epiking

Sometimes I can go several months without a flat,...

Sometimes I can go several months without a flat, but at other times I'll flat two or three times a week. I ride daily. There is a correlation between tire condition (wear) and flat frequency, but...
07-22-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,416
Posted By epiking

I enjoy working on my bicycles as much as I do...

I enjoy working on my bicycles as much as I do riding them. I always considered a certain amount maintenance/repair skills was endemic to the sport/commuting rider. After all performing field repairs...
07-10-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By epiking

Nice Vid, thanks for sharing...

Nice Vid, thanks for sharing...
07-04-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,718
Posted By epiking

327205I have been riding a mountain bike (without...

327205I have been riding a mountain bike (without suspension). I started at 450 lbs. and am now down to 380 lbs. I did have to pay attention to the rear wheel in the earlier period, doesn't seem to...
07-02-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By epiking

I have had success with vinyl (upholstery) repair...

I have had success with vinyl (upholstery) repair tape.
06-11-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,053
Posted By epiking

I am a 60+ Clydesdale. I have problems with...

I am a 60+ Clydesdale. I have problems with Sciatica as well. Seems to be related to core strength/ lower back stability. When I am having problems with it I favor riding my (hard tail- 26in)...
06-11-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,357
Posted By epiking

+1 on Reynolds post...If you still own the bike,...

+1 on Reynolds post...If you still own the bike, your "locked in"...
06-11-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By epiking

Welcome to the Bike Forum, good to here from...

Welcome to the Bike Forum, good to here from another 50+/60 couple. My wife and I ride together several times a week, although mostly on paved surfaces. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.
Forum: Southwest
05-21-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By epiking

South Phoenix/Tempe border, great area...I ride...

South Phoenix/Tempe border, great area...I ride year round.
05-16-13, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,691
Posted By epiking

I have found pointing/signaling to be an...

I have found pointing/signaling to be an effective technique to eliminate confusion of my intentions while cycling. I feel most of the near misses and actual mishaps I have had were due to...
05-10-13, 05:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,177
Posted By epiking

+1 Properly tensioned and trued...I've broken...

+1 Properly tensioned and trued...I've broken lots of spokes on ill tensioned wheels, I don't seem to have any problems with a properly tensioned wheel.
05-03-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By epiking

So far its not that hot in Phoenix (yet)...

So far its not that hot in Phoenix (yet)...
05-01-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 9,389
Posted By epiking

Pretty good month here... MTD:278.77mi ...

Pretty good month here...
MTD:278.77mi
YTD:827.22MI
05-01-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By epiking

Way to go. You can be recognized for your...

Way to go. You can be recognized for your accomplishment W/O the cert. Fantastic...
05-01-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,172
Posted By epiking

Welcome to The Bike forums. When I started at...

Welcome to The Bike forums. When I started at around 450lbs I rode an older "hard-tail" (no suspension) Mountain Bike. It worked out pretty good for me, I am down to about 380lbs now . Important to...
05-01-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By epiking

Looks like the tube had a patch on it and the...

Looks like the tube had a patch on it and the patch (for some reason) came off?
04-21-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 9,389
Posted By epiking

New here to the monthly challenge.... MTD...

New here to the monthly challenge....

MTD 190.X mi
YTD 1912.X mi

Might be close to 300mi before it is over.
04-08-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By epiking

Nice Pedals, glad they fit your use.

Nice Pedals, glad they fit your use.
04-06-13, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By epiking

Good Job, Thanks for the update.

Good Job, Thanks for the update.
03-30-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,987
Posted By epiking

I've had good luck with bicycle specific cloth...

I've had good luck with bicycle specific cloth tape; Velox, Zefal, Jante, etc. I am surprised no has mentioned athletic cloth tape. I actually wrap my CO2 inflation cylinders with it for insulation...
03-14-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By epiking

Congratulations on the weight lose and here's to...

Congratulations on the weight lose and here's to you for the determination.
02-21-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 732,640
Posted By epiking

Look'in Good Telly, Condts...

Look'in Good Telly, Condts...
02-12-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,112
Posted By epiking

Interesting question. Most of the time I forgo...

Interesting question. Most of the time I forgo the torque wrench. That being said when I want to guarantee a correct assembly for race prep and critical situations, I use a torque wrench including a...
01-16-13, 03:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,493
Posted By epiking

Hi Ozzie, Welcome to the forum. Congradulations...

Hi Ozzie,
Welcome to the forum. Congradulations on the start.
Initially (at 450 lbs) I spent some time making adjustments for comfort. As my condition improved I contiued to adjust to a more...
01-04-13, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By epiking

Congradulations, looks like your work/diet is...

Congradulations, looks like your work/diet is working out...
12-31-12, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By epiking

Hi NashNathan, Welcome to the bike forum. I do...

Hi NashNathan,
Welcome to the bike forum. I do not own any of the bike in your list, but they all seem like reasonable choices. My current ride is probably closest to the FX style bike (except with...
12-21-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By epiking

Nice...thanks for the mounts info.

Nice...thanks for the mounts info.
12-14-12, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 732,640
Posted By epiking

First Leg Completed In a Longer Journey

Well, I just completed a utility ride to the store and bank. Logged my mileage and I have broken 1000 miles since I began in early May (2012). Not that big a deal to normal cyclist, but a huge deal...
12-14-12, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By epiking

I just finish a "Clyde" build of a Specialized...

I just finish a "Clyde" build of a Specialized Hardrock. So Far So good, but I only have a couple of hundred miles on it so far. Prior to that I was riding n 85 Raleigh Elkhorn (currently under...
12-11-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By epiking

I would put the Park rear deraileur alignment...

I would put the Park rear deraileur alignment Tool (DAG-2) high on the list.
12-05-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By epiking

Way to go...nicer little artical on the linked...

Way to go...nicer little artical on the linked site. Keep spinning.
12-02-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By epiking

+1 on Mr Beanz comment. I too had problems...

+1 on Mr Beanz comment.

I too had problems with Thanksgiving as well. I couldn't resist the traditional dinner and resulting left overs...I am continuing with the cycling/exercise plan that got me...
11-25-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,636
Posted By epiking

Way to go Dexmax, it only gets better...

Way to go Dexmax, it only gets better...
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