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04-11-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 684
Posted By MRT2

Welcome to the forums. There are plenty of...

Welcome to the forums. There are plenty of touring rigs out there, and other variations on the touring or light touring theme. I ride a 2012 Salsa Casserol, though I have changed out the wheels on it...
04-11-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By MRT2

My wife had a knack for throwing her chain when...

My wife had a knack for throwing her chain when trying to shift going uphill. She insisted there was something wrong with the bike. I rode her bike uphill and couldn't replicate the problem. Took...
04-10-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By MRT2

I would also say try drop bars. A lot of newer...

I would also say try drop bars. A lot of newer bars have very shallow drops and the bars themselves flare out. I have decided that if I switch out my current drop bars, I am going with a bar like...
04-10-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By MRT2

Eventually, yes. Enthusiasm for cycling goes in...

Eventually, yes. Enthusiasm for cycling goes in waves. Last year the pandemic caused a mini cycling boom as people stopped going to gyms and were looking for an outdoor activity they could do and...
04-09-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By MRT2

One of my pet peeves. Tourney on a $700 plus...

One of my pet peeves. Tourney on a $700 plus bike is unforgiveable.
04-09-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,878
Posted By MRT2

The Dew plus was $549 in 2009. It featured...

The Dew plus was $549 in 2009. It featured mechanical disc brakes, 3 x 8 drivetrain. 700c wheels and tires. The current Dew plus retails for , $779 currently. It features 650b wheels, and...
04-07-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By MRT2

The rapport and institutional memory you will...

The rapport and institutional memory you will build is more likely with a small, locally run place than with the mega store.
04-07-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By MRT2

I would ask why you didn't go to a small, locally...

I would ask why you didn't go to a small, locally run place in the first place. So far as I know, there is nothing proprietary about the FX3, so no special Trek/Bontrager approved parts you have to...
04-06-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,878
Posted By MRT2

My son rides a bike that looks similarly crusty,...

My son rides a bike that looks similarly crusty, that I paid a bike shop not much for. I believe the deal was a trade for a kid's bike, plus about $100 or so in cash for an old Gitane frame that...
04-06-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,748
Posted By MRT2

It depends on the clearance of the dropouts and...

It depends on the clearance of the dropouts and the brakes. There may not be room to mount a larger tire. I doubt anybody can know that from the available information.
04-05-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By MRT2

We are going with the Dyad. Hopefully will be...

We are going with the Dyad. Hopefully will be the right mix of durability but still reasonable weight.
04-05-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By MRT2

Clydes and Wheels,

A couple of weeks ago when I took my bike out for the first ride of the spring riding season, I noticed a tiny crack around one of the spoke holes. Sadly, the crack has worsened, and so now I am...
04-02-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,878
Posted By MRT2

Finally something we agree on. Exactly a year...

Finally something we agree on. Exactly a year ago, I steered an friend to a bike that was hanging in her mother's garage as a way to get out and ride during the early part of the pandemic, when gyms...
04-01-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,878
Posted By MRT2

Bikes are largely sold out or backordered right...

Bikes are largely sold out or backordered right now. That is true. Perhaps pandemic related. Perhaps supply related.
04-01-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,878
Posted By MRT2

Part of my point though is that disc brakes at...

Part of my point though is that disc brakes at this price point did raise the prices for maybe not much of a performance increase.
04-01-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,878
Posted By MRT2

You can do your own inflation math. And if you...

You can do your own inflation math. And if you want to look up the links to 2020 models, you can do that yourself, too. (and you can stop moving the goal posts). It really doesn't matter what the...
04-01-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,878
Posted By MRT2

Maybe it comes down to marketing. Disc brakes...

Maybe it comes down to marketing. Disc brakes look cool, but they add a lot to the cost. Better drivetrain components, or 8 speed instead of 7, or a freehub instead of freewheel are things you...
04-01-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,878
Posted By MRT2

IMO, there is no excuse for putting Tourney level...

IMO, there is no excuse for putting Tourney level components on any bike shop quality bike. Acera is better than it used to be, and Altus is OK for entry level. But seriously, they can do better...
04-01-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,878
Posted By MRT2

They are going to kill the goose that laid the...

They are going to kill the goose that laid the golden egg at this rate. I used to be an audiophile, but they kept raising prices and at a certain point, I just stopped buying gear. It was one thing...
04-01-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,878
Posted By MRT2

New bikes, and the creeping cost of entry to our favorite sport

This is a variation on a theme I see from time to time. I am not really concerned for myself, as I have a nice bike that I have invested in new wheels, and have otherwise maintained over the years....
03-31-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By MRT2

No, OP asked about replacing a 3 x 6 with a 3 x 7...

No, OP asked about replacing a 3 x 6 with a 3 x 7 or 3 x 8. That is why I asked.
03-31-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,471
Posted By MRT2

It is fine. If that is your natural speed, that...

It is fine. If that is your natural speed, that is what it is. My wife and I go through this every so often, but usually by the middle of the riding season, we settle into about the same. 12 mph...
03-29-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,981
Posted By MRT2

That sounds about right. Every person will be a...

That sounds about right. Every person will be a little different. But if you can ride and carry out a conversation easily, you are working at a very leisurely pace. not that you should turn your...
Forum: Introductions
03-28-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By MRT2

Welcome to the forums. I was not familiar with...

Welcome to the forums. I was not familiar with the Panasonic ATB, but looked it up. From what I see, the frame on that Panasonic is really nice. Jamis and Surly sell bikes based on that sort of...
03-25-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,748
Posted By MRT2

Well, perhaps, but if your budget is under $300,...

Well, perhaps, but if your budget is under $300, you can't have everything. Indeed, Trek sells a 7 speed FX1 for $500 retail, and if you want an 8 speed Trek hybrid, it will cost you $700 for the FX2...
03-25-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,748
Posted By MRT2

It has the virtue of being simple, which is a...

It has the virtue of being simple, which is a good thing for an entry level bike. V brakes just work and are inexpensive. Even if you break one, the replacement is cheap and easy to install. Not...
03-25-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By MRT2

If you have an issue, it is probably wheels. ...

If you have an issue, it is probably wheels. They might be fine, but they might not, especially the back wheel.
03-24-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,684
Posted By MRT2

Some people I know who work in bike shops have...

Some people I know who work in bike shops have told me some funny stories. Like people who bring back their brand new bikes a couple of months after buying them, saying there is something wrong with...
03-24-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,684
Posted By MRT2

All very true. When my son was little, I managed...

All very true. When my son was little, I managed to find some good deals for him from small local bike shops, but the market may have changed since then as that was over 10 years ago. For example,...
03-24-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,684
Posted By MRT2

Seriously? That looks pretty bad.

Seriously? That looks pretty bad.
03-24-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,684
Posted By MRT2

Those look like great bikes, and spread out over...

Those look like great bikes, and spread out over time, a good value. The problem is for a lot of lower income folks, it is just too much money. Not too much if this is your only transportation for...
03-24-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,414
Posted By MRT2

Given how important a saddle is, as the only...

Given how important a saddle is, as the only thing between your butt and the seatpost, and how long a Brooks saddle can last (decades if you take care of it), the $100 or 70 euros is a bargain. You...
03-24-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,748
Posted By MRT2

OK, for one, yes, your knowledge base is dated...

OK, for one, yes, your knowledge base is dated and some things have changed.

Like you, until I came back to cycling in the late 90s, my experience was with those old uncomfortable hard saddles,...
03-23-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,748
Posted By MRT2

OK, then, at least you are going into it with...

OK, then, at least you are going into it with your eyes open.
RE: upright bikes and your back. Those high bars on the Gravity look seriously uncomfortable. When you ride completely upright, your...
03-23-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,748
Posted By MRT2

I ride 700 x 28 at around 85 psi on the front,...

I ride 700 x 28 at around 85 psi on the front, 90 to 95 psi on the back. And I weight over 250 lbs.
03-23-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,748
Posted By MRT2

OK, welcome to the forums. First things first....

OK, welcome to the forums. First things first. Stay away from big box junk. Especially if you are handy and like to tinker. Also, if you are looking to keep the price down, forget about disc...
03-04-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By MRT2

There is fitness and there is technique. They...

There is fitness and there is technique. They both matter when it comes to climbing hills. Obviously fitness first and foremost. If you are so gassed that your heart and lungs are screaming at you to...
01-27-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,350
Posted By MRT2

True, unless the shop just assumed OP would be...

True, unless the shop just assumed OP would be using his own pedals. Even so, the shop should give him the stock pedals unless the customer tells the shop just to keep them.
01-14-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,545
Posted By MRT2

I grew up with downtube shifters, or worse, those...

I grew up with downtube shifters, or worse, those friction shifters on the stem. Fast forward to the mid 90s, and I bought my first bike with indexed shifting. Then fast forward to the mid 2000s,...
12-30-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,043
Posted By MRT2

Here is another one for your consideration. This...

Here is another one for your consideration. This is not an exhaustive list. If you find a dealer who sells, say, Giant, Specialized, Cannondale, or Fuji, or whatever, they will probably have...
12-30-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,043
Posted By MRT2

Well, with this COVID 19 business, I imagine...

Well, with this COVID 19 business, I imagine shops have less inventory than they did before, and that is a problem. I like to at least try a bike out before buying, so I would suggest you keep...
07-13-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,063
Posted By MRT2

It actually sounds like you are doing fine. ...

It actually sounds like you are doing fine. Check your ego and just keep riding. Find a ride that is a little bit slower and you will feel better about yourself. Others have already said what...
06-09-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By MRT2

Halo headband. It has a little rubber piece on...

Halo headband. It has a little rubber piece on the inside that directs the sweat away from the eyes.
05-31-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By MRT2

At 5'7", a small is likely too small, as that is...

At 5'7", a small is likely too small, as that is a bike made for someone closer to 5'" to 5'4". At 5'7", you probably need a medium. It makes me mad that bike shops are so greedy or clueless that...
05-24-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By MRT2

No way a small sized bike can be made to fit. I...

No way a small sized bike can be made to fit. I know, everybody is built differently, but I would say a small sized frame is for someone 5'5" or shorter. At 5'8" you are a medium.

Shame on the...
05-24-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By MRT2

I don't even know what this means. . Trying to...

I don't even know what this means. . Trying to adjust a too small frame is almost as bad as going with a too large frame. I know because I rode a too small frame for years but didn't realize it...
05-24-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By MRT2

You need to get a bike that fits. Years ago, I...

You need to get a bike that fits. Years ago, I rode a Bianchi hybrid in size medium. It never fit quite right and riding for more than an hour or two, I tended to have neck pain. About 8 years...
05-18-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,423
Posted By MRT2

The tread on the Schwalbe won't be any better...

The tread on the Schwalbe won't be any better than a smooth tire. The appeal of Schwalbe is, they are extremely durable, and puncture resistant.

The others look like they would offer better...
05-17-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 966
Posted By MRT2

OK then. You might be in for a little sticker...

OK then. You might be in for a little sticker shock when you see what new bikes are selling for these days. Your basic bike shop quality bike will start at $500 to $550 and go up quickly from...
05-17-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 966
Posted By MRT2

Perhaps you should consult with your physician...

Perhaps you should consult with your physician first before asking advice from strangers. I am more than happy to make some recommendations, but make sure you have the all clear from your doctor.
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