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07-20-19, 08:33 AM
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Posted By McMitchell

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07-20-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By McMitchell

Yes, to both questions. I think the relevant...

Yes, to both questions. I think the relevant factor here is I have short toes which are all close to the same length. These factors make the arch length of my feet more important than the overall...
07-15-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By McMitchell

Shoe fit Revelations

I have struggled with shoe sizes for 65+ years. I thought I would post here in hopes of saving others the trouble I experienced. Hopefully this information will apply to other ‘Bike fit” issues too....
06-04-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By McMitchell

https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1171008...

https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1171008-microshift-micro-shift-thumb-bar-end-shifters.html

I just switched to a microSHIFT thumb shifter. I was having issues dealing with the two parts...
06-03-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By McMitchell

This “turn” almost does a 360. To the right side...

This “turn” almost does a 360. To the right side of the picture. The hill slides off to the left side more than one might think from the picture. I probably tried to make the turn too tight. The...
06-03-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By McMitchell

Pictures of crash area: ...

Pictures of crash area:
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06-03-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By McMitchell

I seem to have difficulty posting text with...

I seem to have difficulty posting text with pictures. The picture wants to take up “all the space”! So, I am resorting to multiple posts......

The helmet did not suffer much damage, just a scrape....
06-03-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By McMitchell

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05-30-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By McMitchell

Some great suggestions here. I definitely...

Some great suggestions here. I definitely learned many things and will put many of the suggestions to use. I have slowed down, working more on cadence than speed now. I think there were a...
05-27-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By McMitchell

That might have happened too, BobbyG. These...

That might have happened too, BobbyG.

These roads are paved, but they dump gravel on them too. The roads are hilly, windy which may be why they dump gravel on them, especially during winter. The...
05-26-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By McMitchell

It occurs to me that I just put a -17 degree 110...

It occurs to me that I just put a -17 degree 110 stem on this bike. I may have too much weight forward?

The dip, is a place where a cross road is higher than the road coming off of it. The...
05-26-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By McMitchell

2 wheel slide ?

Still trying to figure out how it happened. I was making a tight turn with a small dip in a paved/gravel road. The conditions were very wet. I have made that turn many times before. My guess is the...
05-10-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By McMitchell

I got to ride the bike with the new microSHIFT...

I got to ride the bike with the new microSHIFT shifter today. The microSHIFT definitely shifts more smoothly that the grip shifter I was using.

I had some numbness in my hands, which I am...
05-10-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By McMitchell

Ice can do a little more damage to handlebars than the cat. He does out on command.

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05-09-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By McMitchell

I did it: ...

I did it:

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05-04-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,606
Posted By McMitchell

I followed his link, thinking the picture was...

I followed his link, thinking the picture was actually a”Muskrat”. Turns out Coypus/Nutria are actually an introduced species, now gone wild, that years ago were raised to produce fur. More recently...
05-04-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,606
Posted By McMitchell

I have had similar experiences: ‘I talked with...

I have had similar experiences:
‘I talked with a park ranger/biologist at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. I had tossed a large snapper in the bed of the truck to keep it off the road. the park...
04-30-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By McMitchell

You convinced me. I just ordered my 12 speed...

You convinced me. I just ordered my 12 speed microSHIFT. I elected to stick with the carbon riser bar vs shifting to a drop bar. I just put a 110mm, 17 degree, upside down, stem which seems to be a...
04-29-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,507
Posted By McMitchell

Y I installed a bell on my fastest bike for...

Y
I installed a bell on my fastest bike for exactly that reason......

I came around a 90 degree wooded corner the other day and encountered a woman walking a dog. She was on the left side of the...
04-28-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,099
Posted By McMitchell

The little buggers do try to jump through ones...

The little buggers do try to jump through ones spokes. Deer and Turkey are almost as bad where I ride.
04-28-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,099
Posted By McMitchell

Not that fast since I came around a corner...

Not that fast since I came around a corner yesterday and discovered a person walking her dog with the leash stretched across most of the road. By the time her husband stopped the dog I had about one...
04-28-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,554
Posted By McMitchell

errr “ We are too busy spinning, to put anybody...

errr “ We are too busy spinning, to put anybody down”....? ;-)
04-28-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,554
Posted By McMitchell

So my hope in making this post was to increase...

So my hope in making this post was to increase awareness of bicyclers and dog walkers. I thought I had something of value to add to the ensuing debate.

One more thought, dogs tend to chase...
04-28-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,554
Posted By McMitchell

I hear you Pickle! ”One could do worse than...

I hear you Pickle!
”One could do worse than being a swinger of birches”-more Robert Frost
04-28-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,554
Posted By McMitchell

Agreed, often the issue has more to do with the...

Agreed, often the issue has more to do with the owners. This is how I know if a human student is actually learning. They start recognizing that most of their dogs issues have to do with things they...
04-28-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,554
Posted By McMitchell

I encounter dogs most days I ride and never had...

I encounter dogs most days I ride and never had an issue before. I try to ring the bell often. There are deer, Turkey, squirrels, snakes, even bear in the area so I try to ring it often. In this...
04-28-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,554
Posted By McMitchell

We are in complete agreement. I use to run a 12...

We are in complete agreement. I use to run a 12 acre dog park, where people could “walk their dog off-leash”. We had to shut it down when other houses were built around us, as the Park Dogs were...
04-28-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,554
Posted By McMitchell

Anyone else have an issue with people walking a dog, on a Flexi leash?

I was riding in my community yesterday and had a potentially serious issue. I came around a corner carrying enough momentum to get me up the far side of a steep hill.

A woman was walking her dog...
04-28-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By McMitchell

I “just” have three bikes currently. I bought one...

I “just” have three bikes currently. I bought one for my wife, full suspension MTN bike, but she can’t make it up the hills in our community, so she refuses to ride it. I have been thinking about...
04-26-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By McMitchell

I agree! I had a period, when I was younger,...

I agree! I had a period, when I was younger, where I was running 5-10 miles, at a fairly fast pace, so I understand about the endorphins and how one might adjust to that “feeling”. A poster above...
04-26-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By McMitchell

There are carbon bars that are less expensive...

There are carbon bars that are less expensive than the ones made of aluminum. The RXL SL Bar I bought is available for $30 on Amazon. I decided to try one on my carbon fiber bike at that price. I...
04-24-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By McMitchell

Definitely more “fun” to go down than up chas58,...

Definitely more “fun” to go down than up chas58, assuming one has good disc brakes ;-)
I followed some advice above. I did a combination of paved & gravel roads today, some of which was a little...
04-24-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,649
Posted By McMitchell

This has been my experience as well. I am...

This has been my experience as well. I am approaching 70. I dropped 30-40 lbs. I do sit ups on an inclined bench and work with bar bells too. I have permanent nerve damage to my cranial vertebra,...
04-24-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By McMitchell

I am in agreement with Carbonfiberboy. I have...

I am in agreement with Carbonfiberboy. I have been experimenting with the fit of a Focus Mares CX bike for a couple years now. As I have improved my physical condition, I keep adjusting my position...
04-24-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By McMitchell

Considering changing back to drop bars

I changed the bar on my Focus Mares CX bike to a an inexpensive carbon riser bar. I was having issues with shifting the bike from the hoods. The front ring was particularly difficult to shift on the...
04-23-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By McMitchell

Thanks for that info. I looked but apparently...

Thanks for that info. I looked but apparently missed the Training and Nutrition sub Forum. I did find it after you mentioned it. It might be better to move this thread there.

I probably should not...
04-23-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By McMitchell

Thanks for the help guys. I wonder if you guys...

Thanks for the help guys. I wonder if you guys try to do “strength” training or just cardio vascular, riding your bikes? The weight training might be causing issues. I have thought about doing Yoga...
04-22-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By McMitchell

Next level-Training

I am interested in moving my bike training to a “higher” level. I ride on gravel/paved roads in the community I live in. There is an actual gravel section I also ride, regularly on. I am in the North...
04-21-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By McMitchell

This part appears to be designed to hinge at two...

This part appears to be designed to hinge at two points. One might hope this would allow the user to place the unit anywhere either on a 22.2 or 31.8 diameter bar, as both sizes are offered. Good...
04-20-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By McMitchell

That is it. Except the Eagle version comes in...

That is it. Except the Eagle version comes in black. Right, probably just need “the” proper clamp size.

Found VGEBY Bicycle Shifters Bike Clamp 22.2mm Trigger Clamp for SRAM X7,X9,X0,XX,X01,XX1,...
04-20-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,663
Posted By McMitchell

I am also about to hit the 70 mark. I ride in...

I am also about to hit the 70 mark. I ride in “The Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia”, translation lots of steep hills and tight turns, even on community roads.

I am also interested in this topic....
04-20-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By McMitchell

I have WTB Nano 40mm, tubeless tires on my Focus...

I have WTB Nano 40mm, tubeless tires on my Focus Mares CX bike (Stan’s Grail tubeless rims) Yes, they fit, with room for mud...I also like them a great deal.

I am about 5’8” tall, 160lbs. I may be...
04-20-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By McMitchell

MicroSHIFT, Micro Shift.....thumb & bar end shifters

I am looking for some sort of review of this shifter. I have a GX Eagle group set on my Focus bike, which came with a grip shifter. The grip shifter requires a maximum amount of real estate which is...
04-20-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By McMitchell

I think the review of the Gator Bar I read...

I think the review of the Gator Bar I read utilized pseudo levers to provide another hand position.

I do understand your point though. I have studied the Jones bars. I am concerned that large and...
04-20-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By McMitchell

I think the review of the Gator Bar I read...

I think the review of the Gator Bar I read utilized pseudo levers to provide another hand position.

I do understand your point though. I have studied the Jones bars. I am concerned that that large...
04-17-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By McMitchell

Drop Handlebars vs a Riser Handlebar

Has anyone tried a Soma Fabrications Gator bar? This handlebar is sort of a drop bar that has 190mm of space, in the low drop position, allowing one to use “flat bar” style shifters and brakes. It is...
12-24-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,317
Posted By McMitchell

Not sure what Road Fan is taking exception to...

Not sure what Road Fan is taking exception to here? Certainly age or natural variations in leg, arm, trunk length......should be considered in relation to bike fit? I believe downhill racers...
11-04-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By McMitchell

I am still thinking about replacing the -6-8...

I am still thinking about replacing the -6-8 degree, 100mm stem (below) with a -17, 110mm that I have. I am also curious if the SRAM grips will stay in place with the single clamp, since I cut the...
11-04-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,955
Posted By McMitchell

Rather than moving futher off track from the OP’s...

Rather than moving futher off track from the OP’s post. I am moving my comments to one of my post on handlebars:
https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1157824-handlebars-hybrids.html
11-04-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,955
Posted By McMitchell

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