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09-09-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,576
Posted By funbikerchick

How many days did you take to complete this? 205...

How many days did you take to complete this? 205 miles! I can't even imagine what my butt would feel like...lol
09-09-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By funbikerchick

Congrats on the new bike.

Congrats on the new bike.
09-09-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,227
Posted By funbikerchick

The purple on the wheels is reflect strips. I...

The purple on the wheels is reflect strips. I found it on the Internet here https://www.ridewithfiks.com/ . They have different size based upon the size of your wheel and the type of brakes you...
09-09-17, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,227
Posted By funbikerchick

I test rode a 2017 Diverge and loved it. ...

I test rode a 2017 Diverge and loved it. Unfortunately, they didn't have one that fit me.
09-09-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,711
Posted By funbikerchick

I rode my first Century Last Saturday

Hi all. I am so proud to announce that at 57 I rode my first century last Saturday. It took me 11 hours. I had a crash at mile 18 when another rider pulled out in front of me as I was turning into...
08-27-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,227
Posted By funbikerchick

Where did you get lights that mount to the seat...

Where did you get lights that mount to the seat stays like that? This is exactly what I need!
08-27-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,227
Posted By funbikerchick

Here is mine. I am 57. The bike is a Liv Avail...

Here is mine. I am 57. The bike is a Liv Avail Advanced Pro.
08-27-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 323,391
Posted By funbikerchick

Please tell us your age. I am 57. 1. What...

Please tell us your age.
I am 57.

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

I currently ride a Liv Avail Advanced Pro. It is a road bike in the endurance category. I bought this one this...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,614,359
Posted By funbikerchick

I really love how yours looks. I don't know...

I really love how yours looks. I don't know what makes it hot or not hot, so I won't use the term hot, but I LOVE it's look. Now, here's mine.
08-27-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,974
Posted By funbikerchick

I do not ride mountain bikes so I can't speak to...

I do not ride mountain bikes so I can't speak to that specifically, but I would strongly recommend considering a Liv. Liv is now an independent company, but uses a lot of Giant components and is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,090
Posted By funbikerchick

I would also suggest you try this bike. I tried...

I would also suggest you try this bike. I tried it and loved it but found the reach was too much for me. It seems to have a "longer" reach so this might do the trick for you.

As far as not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-17, 05:20 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,242,746
Posted By funbikerchick

I just moved from fitness hybrid (Specialized...

I just moved from fitness hybrid (Specialized Sirrus Sport Carbon) to a road bike. I got a 2016 Liv Avail Advanced Pro and so far I love it. This was a left-over from last year and I got a killer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-17, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By funbikerchick

When considering the Roubaix keep in mind the...

When considering the Roubaix keep in mind the "lower" end versions do not have the road absorbing "suspension" built into the handlebars. I test road one that did. I loved it. I didn't buy it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By funbikerchick

I can't speak for that particular model, but I...

I can't speak for that particular model, but I just bought a Liv Avail Advanced Pro and absolutely love it. Liv started out as the womans line of Giant bikes, but became an independent company in...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,582
Posted By funbikerchick

Pics of Sirrus Comp Sport Rack Mount Points

I am going to try one more time with pics.


(OK, I get a message that upload of file failed.) No idea why I can't upload pictures, but I can't. I have now tried directly from my phone and also...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-17, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,582
Posted By funbikerchick

Yeah, the guy at my LBS ordered me a collar like...

Yeah, the guy at my LBS ordered me a collar like that too, the night I bought the bike, but then before I picked the bike up I read up on the bike and the specs said it had mounts so I went back and...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,582
Posted By funbikerchick

I tried to upload pics but got an error that a...

I tried to upload pics but got an error that a security token was missing. Hopefully my description will help just the same.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,582
Posted By funbikerchick

Your picture looks a lot like my bike. I have a...

Your picture looks a lot like my bike. I have a Sirrus Carbon Sport and a rack does fit. You don't use those two holes. Look on the outer side of the seat stays 90 degrees from those wholes. This...
11-13-16, 07:50 PM
Forum: Commuting
10-23-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,492
Posted By funbikerchick

Really? You don't think making yourself more...

Really? You don't think making yourself more visible (not talking about the pool noodle) helps??? I was driving home the other night. It was dark, I was on a dark street, wooded, twisty, narrow,...
09-25-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,227
Posted By funbikerchick

Well, I am going to trust my bike shop staff on...

Well, I am going to trust my bike shop staff on this one. Plus, I don't have a high performance carbon road bike. I have a $1300 Sirrus Sport Carbon. As far as "the biting of the clamp" is...
09-24-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,490
Posted By funbikerchick

I think you either trust tbe shop or should find...

I think you either trust tbe shop or should find another shop.
09-24-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,227
Posted By funbikerchick

Well, I have done a lot of research about the...

Well, I have done a lot of research about the strengths and weaknesses of carbon fiber bikes. I don't think it will be a problem. I am going to find out, I guess, because I am going to ride it like...
09-24-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,227
Posted By funbikerchick

It doesn't

It doesn't
09-18-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,989
Posted By funbikerchick

I voted no, but that is assuming one is speaking...

I voted no, but that is assuming one is speaking of a bike for an adult, and assuming the adult can afford something else. The quality is good enough, in my opinion, for kids who are just going to...
09-18-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By funbikerchick

So, out of curiosity I did a quick google search...

So, out of curiosity I did a quick google search about disc brakes and spokes. I see that the issue can be that disc brakes put the forces at the hub rather than at the rim. I also read though,...
09-18-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By funbikerchick

Huh? My understanding is that the larger the...

Huh? My understanding is that the larger the ring in the back the easier the peddling on whichever sized ring you choose up front. In the front, the opposite is true. With the same size ring in...
09-18-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,044
Posted By funbikerchick

Off-topic, but this makes me want to schedule a...

Off-topic, but this makes me want to schedule a vacation to Canada for a week of riding!
09-18-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,044
Posted By funbikerchick

I agree with those who have said, buy a less...

I agree with those who have said, buy a less pricey bike first. Ride it and see what you like and don't like. If you stay away from department store bikes, you can get a good quality bike even if...
09-18-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By funbikerchick

I am not a mechanic, but I can't see how broken...

I am not a mechanic, but I can't see how broken spokes can have anything to do with disc brakes. Can you explain to me your theory for how this would even be possible?

You mention the back wheel...
09-17-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By funbikerchick

The seat???

The seat???
09-17-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7,399
Views: 2,163,857
Posted By funbikerchick

Me too!

Me too!
09-17-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By funbikerchick

The problem is not the leash, it is the person at...

The problem is not the leash, it is the person at the end of the leash. I use retractable leashes all the time. However, I am always aware of my surroundings. When a person, car, bike, whatever,...
09-17-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,042
Posted By funbikerchick

I think we should call clipless pedals clip-ins...

I think we should call clipless pedals clip-ins or we could consider calling them cageless clip-ons because shoes actually do clip in to the pedals, but the old cages (toe clips) got the name first...
09-17-16, 05:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,450
Posted By funbikerchick

Not sure what you mean? To clarify, i didn't...

Not sure what you mean? To clarify, i didn't think about the helmet until after hitting my head. Then because it hurt with the helmet I thought about how much more it probably would have hurt without...
09-16-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,450
Posted By funbikerchick

Thank you for sharing your story. To me, the...

Thank you for sharing your story. To me, the helmet portion isn't the focus I chose. I was reminded to be ever vigilant and remember that there really is no point when a vehicle can't decide to...
09-15-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,841
Posted By funbikerchick

Do you have home owner's or renter's insurance. ...

Do you have home owner's or renter's insurance. You probably could place a claim on that. I know mine would cover it.
09-15-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,657
Posted By funbikerchick

Mine is on the right. I am right-handed and so...

Mine is on the right. I am right-handed and so it just felt right that way.
Forum: Touring
09-15-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,803
Posted By funbikerchick

This is why I have read that clipless are safer. ...

This is why I have read that clipless are safer. You can adjust the tension for release and all you have to do is twist your foot to release.
09-15-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By funbikerchick

You only need to do anything about the gearing if...

You only need to do anything about the gearing if you buy the kind of smart trainer that has you remove your back tire. If you get one that keeps your back tire, this isn't necessary. If you are...
09-15-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,138
Posted By funbikerchick

With a smart trainer Zwift will control the...

With a smart trainer Zwift will control the resistance to the back wheel. I find that makes my riding on the trainer more fun and also more productive. With a dumb trainer, I pretty much just...
09-14-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,227
Posted By funbikerchick

Well I don't see any problem with it in a...

Well I don't see any problem with it in a trainer. It isn't like the trainer touches the frame in any way. In fact, the guys at the bike shop discussed carbon bikes in trainers as a regular...
09-14-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,227
Posted By funbikerchick

This is my brand new bike. Picked it up last...

This is my brand new bike. Picked it up last Saturday - 2017 Specialized Sport Carbon Disc. Before this I had a 2015 Specialized Sport Disc.
09-14-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By funbikerchick

I am 56 and giving serious thought to a century...

I am 56 and giving serious thought to a century ride next summer. There is an organized charity century ride about an hour from where I live.
09-14-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By funbikerchick

That wont record simulated distance when on the...

That wont record simulated distance when on the trainer since i wont actually be moving for gps will it?
09-14-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 210,383
Posted By funbikerchick

My grandson makes gun of me for the extra weight...

My grandson makes gun of me for the extra weight of the rack, bag and contents. I don't pack light. lol
09-13-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 210,383
Posted By funbikerchick

I don't do any competition either. I first...

I don't do any competition either. I first bought a Sirrus Sport Disc for $650 in July 2015. I thought that was a lot of money and didn't want to spend more on a bike in case I didn't ride it a...
09-11-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 210,383
Posted By funbikerchick

Really glad to hear that. Haven't had a chance to...

Really glad to hear that. Haven't had a chance to ride it more than around the parking lot. One thing, it turns out the bike comes with the binder post rack connection points so.I didn't need to...
09-11-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 210,383
Posted By funbikerchick

After a little ove a year on a 2016 Sirrus Sport...

After a little ove a year on a 2016 Sirrus Sport Disc, I bought a 2017 Sirrus Sport Carbon Disc. I would post a picture but it looks like I cant just upload it directly and too lazy to use a picture...
09-10-16, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By funbikerchick

Bike Computer Recommendations

Hi all. I bought a new bike and got a Garmin Edge 25 bike computer at the same time. It is going back to the shop ASAP. The guy at the bike shop had trouble syncing it. Put a new battery in and...
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