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08-24-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By Speedway2

Thanks kirby....you've got some nice Cruisers in...

Thanks kirby....you've got some nice Cruisers in your stable and I enjoy seeing them morphing into different configs:)
08-24-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By Speedway2

Those Brooks look so nice and I understand they...

Those Brooks look so nice and I understand they can be very comfortable. Unfortunately, they are very expensive (and I'm cheap lol) up here in Canada.
At least mine kinda looks like one.....and it...
08-20-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,183
Posted By Speedway2

There has been some great advice here and IMO...

There has been some great advice here and IMO Maelochs has hit the nail on the head in your case.
Since you are an experienced Cyclist and don't currently own a Road Bike.....I think you should get...
08-18-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Speedway2

I'm with Mikefule. I think the chain is not...

I'm with Mikefule. I think the chain is not seating properly with the teeth of the fixed cog. It's (chain) probably been mated to the freewheel over the miles.
How old is the bike?
08-18-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,336
Posted By Speedway2

I ride with Safety glasses too. Clear ones for...

I ride with Safety glasses too. Clear ones for low light and dark tint the rest of the time. They're light weight, cheap to replace and provide VG protection from wind/blowing dust.
They're not...
08-17-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,204
Posted By Speedway2

To pump or to grind? That is the question...

This is one of the few times when I'll ask my wife for her opinion.....
08-16-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,336
Posted By Speedway2

Legs were feeling good so extended the usual...

Legs were feeling good so extended the usual route to the Resevoir.....uncharted territory for the Langster due to the hills:)...
08-14-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,136
Posted By Speedway2

Consider getting a Single Speed...... I...

Consider getting a Single Speed......
I recently re-discovered my '09 Langster. After climbing a few hills my legs are pumped and my fitness level has increased vs riding my geared bikes (over the...
08-11-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Speedway2

Hi George.....glad you found this great site to...

Hi George.....glad you found this great site to hang out and share your experiences.

I'm sure the Giant Sedona will serve you well but to answer one of your questions....no, I wouldn't be...
08-08-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 541,686
Posted By Speedway2

About 5 yrs ago I suspected the OEM Shimano...

About 5 yrs ago I suspected the OEM Shimano freewheel on my '09 Langster was failing (clunking sound).
The LBS offered 2 freewheel replacements. 1. ACS Crossfire($45) and 2. White...
08-07-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By Speedway2

I moved from "rat traps" to Shimano SPD 520's in...

I moved from "rat traps" to Shimano SPD 520's in the late-90's(?). I set them at the lowest setting (to Learn).
I'm still using 520's for several of my bikes and still on the lowest setting. ...
08-04-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,095
Posted By Speedway2

The last time I rode a Fixed Gear was on my Big...

The last time I rode a Fixed Gear was on my Big Wheel Trike (5yrs old?).
Now at 60 I have no desire to be "locked-in" with my SS.....actually I'm in fear of the thought lol.....
08-01-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,095
Posted By Speedway2

When I ride my SS it's usually early in the...

When I ride my SS it's usually early in the morning before the streets are filled with noise (cars, people, etc). I enjoy the quiet and my Langster only makes noise when I'm coasting.
No gears to...
07-31-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By Speedway2

2old.....that's a good looking bike! I...

2old.....that's a good looking bike!
I wouldn't do anything but enjoy it for what it is (a Cruiser) and put the $$$ towards buying another bike more suitable for the intended purpose.
07-28-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 45,865
Posted By Speedway2

^^^^frankenmike....I had to stare at your pic for...

^^^^frankenmike....I had to stare at your pic for a minute to figure out the bars. I'm sure they're useful but if you're looking to improve it's looks try a set of bullhorns.....
07-28-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By Speedway2

Turning 60 is not a bad thing.....at least we...

Turning 60 is not a bad thing.....at least we made it!.....and if you're still cycling it's even better:)
Forum: Foo
07-27-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 279,157
Posted By Speedway2

Your flea market G-Shock (as is) would be...

Your flea market G-Shock (as is) would be considered a luxury watch compared to my beater .... http://www.casio.com/products/archive/watches/classic/hdds100-1av

I'm sold on Solar Powered...
07-24-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By Speedway2

I tried mine with the bars "flipped" like in the...

I tried mine with the bars "flipped" like in the pic ad(top) but my 60yr old back didn't like it much so it now stays in the up right position (bar...not back))...
07-23-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 45,865
Posted By Speedway2

GhostSS....that's an awesome looking SS! Need to...

GhostSS....that's an awesome looking SS! Need to see more pics about your ride on Shimanami Kaido.
I'm kinda curious about your choice in footwear:) and the weight of your bike after your efforts...
07-18-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,112
Posted By Speedway2

My Langster is 42/16 and has a flipflop hub. At...

My Langster is 42/16 and has a flipflop hub. At my age I fear riding it in fixed! lol...
07-18-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,112
Posted By Speedway2

So my Gear Inches works out to (42/16)x27=70.875...

So my Gear Inches works out to (42/16)x27=70.875 and it seems just about right for my 60yrs young legs
In my previous post I indicated my Langster was 46/16. If that was the case I probably wouldn't...
07-17-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,146
Posted By Speedway2

Hey veganbikes....those are pretty narrow bars! ...

Hey veganbikes....those are pretty narrow bars!
I know you probably meant cm's. Just busting your chops....:)
07-17-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,146
Posted By Speedway2

I have different widths depending on the...

I have different widths depending on the bike.....24"/flat bar Hybrid, 420mm Bullhorns/single speed, 22"/flat bar Muirwoods.
But my favourite bars are the ones that have cold beer:)
07-17-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,112
Posted By Speedway2

My Langster came with 46/16. On the flats it's...

My Langster came with 46/16. On the flats it's Ok and allows me to maintain a comfortable cadence.
On one of my routes there's a long descending hill that I always end up coasting cause I spin-out....
07-16-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
Posted By Speedway2

taylorgeo.....have you looked at the Workman line...

taylorgeo.....have you looked at the Workman line of bikes? Some of the models are over your budget but you know the saying...."Buy Once Cry Once"
https://www.worksmancycles.com/inb.html
07-14-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,230
Posted By Speedway2

jack pot.....I felt the same way about my SA 2spd...

jack pot.....I felt the same way about my SA 2spd but got used to the "system". Hand brakes could solve the problem and since you have one (front) use it and save the coaster brake for when you need...
07-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,336
Posted By Speedway2

Single Speed Sunday....ran into a familiar...

Single Speed Sunday....ran into a familiar "friend" on one of the MUP routes I ride when I'm trying to get out of the sun....
07-10-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By Speedway2

OP....I recently turned 60 too and rediscovered...

OP....I recently turned 60 too and rediscovered riding my 11yr old single speed roadbike (Langster).
I probably haven't ridden it in 5+ years but its now my Go To for solo rides. The familiar...
07-08-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 625,531
Posted By Speedway2

My 2009 Specialized Langster Single Speed has...

My 2009 Specialized Langster Single Speed has become my favorite bike for solo rides since swapping out the drops for bullhorn bars.......I just make sure the hills and headwind are minimized for my...
07-06-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,230
Posted By Speedway2

I have a SA 2spd on my Felt Cruiser. Its great...

I have a SA 2spd on my Felt Cruiser.
Its great having a second gear. The only downside is everytime I tap the foot brake it switches gear.
If it had hand brakes the problem would be moot but then...
07-04-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,698
Posted By Speedway2

EBC1....I like to take my Hybrid off the MUP once...

EBC1....I like to take my Hybrid off the MUP once in awhile to explore. It has the OEM tires (meant for hard pack surfaces) and is the limiting factor for riding aggressively in the "loose stuff"....
Forum: Foo
07-03-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,001,738
Posted By Speedway2

I traded my 2008 Streetglide in when the 2009's...

I traded my 2008 Streetglide in when the 2009's came out. Enjoyed it with the wife for 8yrs.
When she decided she no longer wanted to ride with me I traded the Streetglide for a VROD Nightrod...
07-03-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Speedway2

My 2019 Norco Indie came with 700x45c tires....

My 2019 Norco Indie came with 700x45c tires....
07-03-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
Posted By Speedway2

You don't want to "force" the angle of cable too...

You don't want to "force" the angle of cable too much or it will affect cable response.
One of the reasons why I choose the Tektro bar-end levers is because they route the cables on the underside....
07-01-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,767
Posted By Speedway2

Do people quote themselves?.....lol My...

Do people quote themselves?.....lol

My experiment with nubbed/platforms ended after a "close call" while using them. I was riding in moderate city traffic and keeping my eyes open for distracted...
06-29-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,205
Posted By Speedway2

Mr Peabody...I picked up an aluminum Hybrid (last...

Mr Peabody...I picked up an aluminum Hybrid (last fall) to modernize my ride. I've been riding a Marin Muirwoods steel frame since 1995 with 1.5" slicks.
I really miss the steel frame and while I...
06-28-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,336
Posted By Speedway2

Went to visit Dad this morning..... ...

Went to visit Dad this morning.....

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06-23-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Speedway2

I had no idea this fine site is 20+ yrs...

I had no idea this fine site is 20+ yrs old......but welcome back!
06-22-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By Speedway2

If that Canyon was mine it would be in the...

If that Canyon was mine it would be in the backseat and covered. Front wheel would be off and in the trunk.
Thieves will take anything at almost any cost......
06-20-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 45,865
Posted By Speedway2

My parts finally arrived and I found the time to...

My parts finally arrived and I found the time to swap the drops to Orign8 pursuit bullhorns/Tektro levers.
I also swapped the bar stem for a shorter one that was laying around. Bike feels different...
06-10-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,810
Posted By Speedway2

The "sweep back" on the bars is minimal. Just...

The "sweep back" on the bars is minimal. Just enough so your wrists have a natural and comfortable break. Probably the norm of most bars.
The only "mod" I did to the handlebars was trimming off...
06-07-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,336
Posted By Speedway2

Well it's Sunday....going to take my SS out and...

Well it's Sunday....going to take my SS out and enjoy "SingleSpeed Sunday" :)
I was hoping to have received my Bullhorns (by now) but....you know.
06-03-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,466
Posted By Speedway2

Regarding buying used....there are some great...

Regarding buying used....there are some great deals out there! Some Owners take very good care of their bikes both mechanically and cosmetically. I would not hesitate to buy one that falls into this...
05-31-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,124
Posted By Speedway2

I enjoyed reading this thread and the positive...

I enjoyed reading this thread and the positive outcome of your efforts....
05-28-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Speedway2

For the trails that your GF is planning to ride...

For the trails that your GF is planning to ride ("beginner-inter") I think you should start with swapping out the tires for "knobbies".
Once she has more experience riding the trails she can be more...
05-26-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,106
Posted By Speedway2

You`re from B.C....you must have access to a fish...

You`re from B.C....you must have access to a fish scale that the bike can hang from.
05-25-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Speedway2

tenakha.....there's a dedicated section "Fitting...

tenakha.....there's a dedicated section "Fitting Your Bike". Just scroll down a bit....and welcome to BF!
05-22-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,534
Posted By Speedway2

I'd be interested in the jersey provided they are...

I'd be interested in the jersey provided they are not skin tight (like cycling ones).
At 60yo a tight fitting "anything" would reveal that I indulged a little over my years....not that its a bad...
05-18-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By Speedway2

That's a great looking bike! Cool Name too but...

That's a great looking bike! Cool Name too but its a mouthful to say quickly.
Are you 7feet tall.....
05-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 365,198
Posted By Speedway2

Thanks...and that's ok. I kinda like the view...

Thanks...and that's ok. I kinda like the view from behind :)
Mine's a 2spd but I won't let her know.....
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