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03-25-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,682
Posted By starkmojo

What this thread really brings home for me is how...

What this thread really brings home for me is how the income of Americans has stagnated. Realistically the cost of a basic bike (using the upthread quote of $89 for a bike in 1972 which is equal to...
03-25-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By starkmojo

Another piece of advice- with the shortage of...

Another piece of advice- with the shortage of bikes if you find a bike you like and fits be ready to move on it right away. Especially if you get one for $300.
03-23-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By starkmojo

thatís how I always keep my saddles... guess mine...

thatís how I always keep my saddles... guess mine just hang lower than most!🤣
03-23-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By starkmojo

New Clyde Bike Jamis Coda 61cn

Got my new bike after many years of wanting one. 2021 Jamis Renegade S3. Just finished the upgrades to make it work best for me. Including: New seat, 140mm stem, fenders (Oregon) bottle cages, rack,...
03-16-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By starkmojo

So I just found a bike rated for a 300 lb rider...

So I just found a bike rated for a 300 lb rider (Jamis Renegade S3) and they come with WTB ST rims w/ 32 spokes. IDK if they actually work yet but they seem pretty stiff.

That being said my old...
12-03-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,645
Posted By starkmojo

VC techniques- yes they can be helpful in the...

VC techniques- yes they can be helpful in the world without cycling infrastructure. The idea that said infrastructure is "bad" is the problem. I ride on dangerous roads because I have no other choice...
10-28-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,645
Posted By starkmojo

So I recently heard a podcast where they referred...

So I recently heard a podcast where they referred to VC cyclists and "the cycling equivalent of flat earthers".... which could explain why the forum is dying out. But also I think as a person who...
10-28-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By starkmojo

In Oregon wet leaf season is about now until they...

In Oregon wet leaf season is about now until they all decay after Christmas sometime.
10-21-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,861
Posted By starkmojo

As far as a place to live- coming from Austin you...

As far as a place to live- coming from Austin you will find similarities (large college town) and differences (90 degrees is "hot" here) and new experiences (like rain that doesn't come with...
10-21-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,861
Posted By starkmojo

I bike that area a lot and I have never seen...

I bike that area a lot and I have never seen bicycle cops... they have an ATV that they cruise around in but I dont feel that is as effective.

The real cause of homelessness is rent prices...
09-02-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,060
Posted By starkmojo

Go try out some bikes. I prefer a more aggressive...

Go try out some bikes. I prefer a more aggressive road/CX bike stance to the more relaxed touring/comfort (there is more to the bike then the bars.) REI has an ADV 1.1 that comes in a XXL if you want...
07-08-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,060
Posted By starkmojo

So to compare my experience: I am 6' 6" 335 44"...

So to compare my experience: I am 6' 6" 335 44" waste. I ride drop bar bikes all the time. Now the OP is a little shorter/heavier than me but that doesn't mean he "cannot" ride a drop bike. I mean...
07-08-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By starkmojo

Just passing 200 miles on them. The more I use...

Just passing 200 miles on them. The more I use them the more I like them. Way easier to fine tune gears on long inclines. IMHO and all.
06-15-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By starkmojo

I am constantly forgetting to shift ahead and end...

I am constantly forgetting to shift ahead and end up with those ďoh heckĒ moments a lot. Maybe itís an age thing IDK. Combined with the touring bars they make for a very ergonomic fit for me (that...
06-15-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By starkmojo

https://www.gevenalle.com/shifters/ The...

https://www.gevenalle.com/shifters/

The shifters are by gevenalle and they are like a bar end touring shifter where your hands actually are when you ride. Itís nice because there is no lag on...
06-15-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By starkmojo

Updated my old Clyde Ride

So after much thought I decided rather than buying a new bike to update my old one. A lot of this was based on cost, but also the necessity of having to buy a bike to test one in my size... and...
02-28-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By starkmojo

The stack is pretty comparable to my current 62cm...

The stack is pretty comparable to my current 62cm Kona. The reach is a little shorter but I have a long stem that I use anyway (160mm/45 degrees) which helps. It sucks being very tall in a sport...
02-26-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,543
Posted By starkmojo

I drove VW buses for 20 years you dont have to...

I drove VW buses for 20 years you dont have to tell me about crosswinds. I am talking sub 1000lb vehicles for intra-urban transit going 30 miles an hour. Yes people may have to slow down in heavy...
02-23-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,543
Posted By starkmojo

I look it this in terms of energy expenditures. A...

I look it this in terms of energy expenditures. A car at 25mpg consumes 1250 Kcals/ mile. A motorcycle at 40mpg 775, A Tesla 258 KCals. A bicyclist, 65 KCals/mile. Energy expenditures= extraction of...
02-17-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,554
Posted By starkmojo

So I found that the Giant toughroad sl gx has a...

So I found that the Giant toughroad sl gx has a weight limit of 330lbs or 350lbs touring? I dont know why the difference maybe they assume you are riding slower when touring. But its worth a look....
02-17-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By starkmojo

When you are my height you rarely get a choice

When you are my height you rarely get a choice
02-16-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,555
Posted By starkmojo

its in the thread above: " So let me get...

its in the thread above:
"
So let me get this right. You in your words in past posts are a 330 pound guy, too fat for your tires, looking to change your fork so that you can handle it at 2 mph...
02-16-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By starkmojo

Comparing two bikes

So I found two bikes in my height/weight/price range
Motobecane mulekick 63Cm http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/disc-brake-roadbikes/mulekick-al-rx600-discbrake-roadbike-xx.htm#specs...
02-13-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,210
Posted By starkmojo

You can also go down Mosby Creek Rd to Garoutte...

You can also go down Mosby Creek Rd to Garoutte Rd then over the hill to Shoreview Rd. I think its only 500 feet but its STEEP.. Then continue up shorview till it hits Row River Rd by the Dorena...
02-12-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,210
Posted By starkmojo

OK its kind of a trek (Trek? depends on what bike...

OK its kind of a trek (Trek? depends on what bike you own) but since I moved down here I have some to love:
https://www.cottagegrove.org/community/page/covered-bridges-scenic-bikeway
02-11-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,418
Posted By starkmojo

I am big, of Scots decent and I can pull a ton of...

I am big, of Scots decent and I can pull a ton of beer. I would buy the heck out of some clyde-brand clothing.
02-11-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,210
Posted By starkmojo

I admitted my bias. When I got remarried people...

I admitted my bias. When I got remarried people were less surprised by our age difference (13 years) than the fact that she lived in Tigard~:D
02-11-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By starkmojo

They are out of stock of the long pulls for 60-90...

They are out of stock of the long pulls for 60-90 days. I have been out of commission for 10 months mostly and am itching to get started.

The Tecktros are 15 bucks each. I can live with that.
...
02-11-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By starkmojo

Mini V brakes on standard V brake bike

I tried searching this but got nothing useful. It is probably so obvious that no one thinks to write about it.

Do mini V brakes fit on the same mounting posts as regular V brakes? I am switching...
02-11-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,210
Posted By starkmojo

If I were to go to Portland as a visitor I would...

If I were to go to Portland as a visitor I would get an air bnb in inner SE near the Clinton Neighborhood. lots to do and see there, lots of bikeways, easy access to downtown/Springwater corridor....
02-11-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,555
Posted By starkmojo

Guess I must have missed him before now. Pity...

Guess I must have missed him before now. Pity that trend didn't continue.
02-09-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,466
Posted By starkmojo

100 KM for the month yesterday. Going for 100...

100 KM for the month yesterday. Going for 100 miles/ month this week https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/img_3498_3dddc87f70bb0aa2ed8bd8d65f5c1a3cda58e7d0.jpg
02-07-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,314
Posted By starkmojo

I think swapping the chain ring is a great idea....

I think swapping the chain ring is a great idea. I mean you can ride it with a 28, but you are more likely to enjoy it with a 24, so ride the 24 and if it gets to easy switch back. The more you enjoy...
02-07-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,555
Posted By starkmojo

Fat shaming alive and well on BF

So over in advocacy and safety I got a reply like this one
"Originally Posted by TheDudeIsHere View Post...
02-07-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By starkmojo

Thanks everyone for the help. I am going to stick...

Thanks everyone for the help. I am going to stick with changing the bars and shifters this year and look into the fork more carefully now that I have a better understanding of the geometry at play....
02-06-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,895
Posted By starkmojo

Actually you should try looks like you would fit...

Actually you should try looks like you would fit right in.

I ride 2-3K per year and almost never wear a helmet. So we must have missed eachother, and I live in the "weak cycling culture of Eugene...
02-05-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By starkmojo

So my understanding of this comes from...

So my understanding of this comes from motorcycling: shorter= faster as low speed more stable at high speed. longer = more stable at high speed, sluggish at low speed. The Quick six is currently...
02-05-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,804
Posted By starkmojo

One place you should all check out is my town of...

One place you should all check out is my town of Cottage Grove Oregon- not only do we have a great Rails to Trails but also the only covered RR bridge west of the Mississippi and a historic downtown...
02-05-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,210
Posted By starkmojo

I lived in Portland for 20 years. Its a great...

I lived in Portland for 20 years. Its a great place to bike, some of favorite:
Grand loop- OMSI out springwater to 205 to Marine Drive to St John then along the ridge (Willamette Blvd? by University...
02-05-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By starkmojo

Trying to understand fork rake

So I am done looking for a bike that comes meeting all of my needs and have decided to try and build one from the bike I have (2019 quick 6 closeout sale bike......
10-08-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,996
Posted By starkmojo

Railroads operate on private rails. Its not the...

Railroads operate on private rails. Its not the same... all vehicles on public roadways need to operate on the same rules to work. If the sign says "Yield" then you yield. So you are wrong.
05-18-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,996
Posted By starkmojo

Going that way isnt bad because you can take the...

Going that way isnt bad because you can take the "bus only" lane and slip by on the right. Going the other way (From Goshen to Eugene) you have to get in the left lane of the first rotary (and the...
05-17-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,996
Posted By starkmojo

Maybe I wasn't clear about the manlift. He wasnt...

Maybe I wasn't clear about the manlift. He wasnt working in the road, he was driving down it (at 5 MPH) no "road work" sign, no flaggers (also no High Viz, Hard Hat or PFA equipment.) he was DRIVING...
05-09-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By starkmojo

yeah its also 87 degrees today !! :eek:

yeah its also 87 degrees today !! :eek:
05-09-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,996
Posted By starkmojo

I grew up in Winchester Mass and my Uncle used to...

I grew up in Winchester Mass and my Uncle used to run a Ballet school in Concord. You guys are reviving some great memories of where I learned how much fun it is to play in traffic :love:
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,579
Posted By starkmojo

touche :lol:

touche :lol:
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,012
Posted By starkmojo

Things that make me happy on my commute: When...

Things that make me happy on my commute:
When the sun crests over the Cascade foot hills sooner every day this time of year
Random wildlife crossing the road
Wild turkeys in downtown Eugene
when...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,579
Posted By starkmojo

well halfway anyway. Another 45 to go. But yeah...

well halfway anyway. Another 45 to go. But yeah it does feel better not carrying a large sack of potatoes around my waste. One more sack of taters to go.

My first ride after a long hiatus was Jan...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,579
Posted By starkmojo

I average 14.5 MPH and its 400 feet ( with 200...

I average 14.5 MPH and its 400 feet ( with 200 feet loss) climbing one way and 600 the other. I am sweating when I get there because the point is to sweat. I keep a towel spare clothes and and a...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,493
Posted By starkmojo

The first nine miles of my commute it is rare to...

The first nine miles of my commute it is rare to see another car much less a cyclist or pedestrian.
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