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10-09-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Celticgirl

Dreary Week of Rain

Sigh...... Another day stuck in the house here in Connecticut, raining all day and cold, the rest of the week doesn't look much better. Oh how I hate the North East!
09-11-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,117
Posted By Celticgirl

Not really a recent development. I have been...

Not really a recent development. I have been getting winded walking up the hill in our backyard to the house or going up the cellar stairs going back five years.

Previous to the last two years, I...
09-11-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,117
Posted By Celticgirl

Thanks for your suggestion. My problem is that...

Thanks for your suggestion. My problem is that the town I live in is nothing but hills, think soup bowl. Everywhere I would want to go is uphill.
We border a city but then you have to deal with high...
09-11-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,117
Posted By Celticgirl

Not usually in the lowest gear as that seems too...

Not usually in the lowest gear as that seems too low, but even if the pedaling is easy, I don't seem to have the stamina to go continuously.
09-11-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,489
Posted By Celticgirl

Even the most stringent of laws will not prevent...

Even the most stringent of laws will not prevent this.
Society as a whole is less respecting of human life, many just don't care. The courts have cheapened life by slap-on-the-hand punishment for...
09-11-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,117
Posted By Celticgirl

Easily Winded

Hi Folks,
I'm 62 and this is my second year riding casually. I ride two miles each way to the store and back two to three times a week. I live in an area that is fairly hilly, so it's uphill most of...
09-03-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,595
Posted By Celticgirl

My delays are not mechanical, but physical; I...

My delays are not mechanical, but physical; I have to stop and rest every 10 minutes. I could use a product for that.
08-17-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,499
Posted By Celticgirl

The stand looks good, but unfortunately it's a...

The stand looks good, but unfortunately it's a sale item in a grocery/goods store, and is no longer available.
08-15-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,014
Posted By Celticgirl

Thanks everyone for the very informative posts,...

Thanks everyone for the very informative posts, I've had quite an education. This topic is something I never thought about all these years, until I read about rim wear somewhere.

I just ride...
08-14-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By Celticgirl

I was dripping oil onto the chain like you...

I was dripping oil onto the chain like you mention, and wiping the excess off. My problem was that after doing that my rim would get all spattered with oil and the rim brakes as well.
08-13-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By Celticgirl

Easy Chain Lube

Today I came up with an easy way to oil the chain. Previously I'd been using an oil can putting one drop per roller of Bar & Chain lube, there was plenty of waste and a mess of spatter even after...
08-13-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,014
Posted By Celticgirl

Rim Brakes Wearing Out Rims

I read somewhere that rims do in fact wear out. Is there a way to slow down this wear? I have aluminum rims on my MTB If and when this happens are new rims expensive and how hard is it to rebuild...
08-13-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,863
Posted By Celticgirl

Now that's a tail light!

Now that's a tail light!
08-13-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,567
Posted By Celticgirl

Hat's off to you Steve, I just joined the forum...

Hat's off to you Steve, I just joined the forum and missed the ride, I live in Wolcott and would have loved to have partaken.
08-12-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 126,097
Posted By Celticgirl

I'm 62 and ride casually with a comfort bike...

I'm 62 and ride casually with a comfort bike mostly to the grocery store which is two miles from the house.
I use a rear view mirror, as well as a blinking tail light. I feel safer being able to see...
08-10-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,262
Posted By Celticgirl

Bobke is one cool guy!

Bobke is one cool guy!
08-10-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,796
Posted By Celticgirl

The Windsor Dover 2.0 is a great bike from Bikes...

The Windsor Dover 2.0 is a great bike from Bikes Direct and it only cost $300.00 Got mine last week, was easy to assemble and is very high quality. The only thing I could complain about would be the...
08-10-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,753
Posted By Celticgirl

If you mean too small with 26" tires? Not at all,...

If you mean too small with 26" tires? Not at all, I just purchased a 26" comfort hybrid with a 22" frame rated for riders 6'2" to 6'5"
I tried a 29" bike and found it too high off the ground for my...
08-10-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,957
Posted By Celticgirl

Similar situation here. I'm retired also but...

Similar situation here. I'm retired also but share a house with my brother and niece who work. It seems to bother them that I have this free time to do things while they are hard at work.

In my...
Forum: Introductions
08-10-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Celticgirl

Hi from Connecticut

Greetings from Connecticut,
I'm 62 and live in the hilly town of Wolcott. I ride for leisure on my 26" mountain bike with Touring North Road cruiser style handlebars.
I try riding every day in...
08-06-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,371
Posted By Celticgirl

Mechanical speedometer/odometer

I couldn't agree more, there is nothing wrong with mechanical anything. I think this day and age we are going in the wrong direction; things are becoming too technical. Like the saying goes "Keep it...
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