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07-09-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By freeranger

The Louisville Loop-in the east end, is not too...

The Louisville Loop-in the east end, is not too far from me. And some sections are relatively flat while others have some hills. Paved, no motorized vehicles (other than the occasional e-bike)....
07-08-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,212
Posted By freeranger

I don't have any high tech. But a friend and I...

I don't have any high tech. But a friend and I went trail riding and she uses Strava (think that's the one). We ended up with a 2 mile difference in distance at the end of the ride (which was 6...
07-07-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By freeranger

Wisdom dictates "don't take your favorite road...

Wisdom dictates "don't take your favorite road bike out on the trails".
07-01-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By freeranger

YAY! Still got it!

A friend wanted to trail ride, so dusted off the old chromoly GT and went out to ride. Nothing radical-just the usual singletrack with rocks, roots, stream crossing, etc. No log jumps or major drops....
06-26-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,584
Posted By freeranger

Guess I'm lucky-the bike shops I use have very...

Guess I'm lucky-the bike shops I use have very knowledgeable staff. I don't use but a couple, but I've also heard good things about some of the other bike shops we have in the general area.
06-25-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,477
Posted By freeranger

I only rode mtn.bikes for decades before owning a...

I only rode mtn.bikes for decades before owning a road bike. Tried clipless and never did get used to being clipped in. Riding BMX style platforms with pins on the road and mtn.bike now. Ride what...
06-15-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By freeranger

There was a bike shop close to us that went out...

There was a bike shop close to us that went out of business. They had a very good mechanic that many didn't care for. I used him anyway as he was better than many around. I guess my point is: I'd...
05-31-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,374
Posted By freeranger

Never timed it, but not very long-I carry a spare...

Never timed it, but not very long-I carry a spare tube, tire levers, and a CO2 inflator. Also a patch kit. This thread has me wondering if something like this exists--I have used round insulating...
05-14-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By freeranger

If the seat has to be mounted that far back on...

If the seat has to be mounted that far back on the post in order to be comfortable, might want to "reverse" the replacement post so the seat isn't mounted so far back.
05-11-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,024
Posted By freeranger

A solution for a non-existent problem? And it...

A solution for a non-existent problem? And it seems the sponge would soak up some of the lubricant, and perhaps hold onto some of the grime coming off of the chain. No thanks.
05-07-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By freeranger

You can mix 3 parts odorless mineral spirits to 1...

You can mix 3 parts odorless mineral spirits to 1 part motor oil for a homemade chain lube.
05-06-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By freeranger

This one works for me--supportive, but not a...

This one works for me--supportive, but not a brick, and not super skinny. I'm using it on my drop bar road bike. Price isn't bad either: ...
05-03-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,599
Posted By freeranger

Some 25-30 years ago, my wife and I were riding...

Some 25-30 years ago, my wife and I were riding along the C&O Canal trail. Some kind of very small snake decided to try to chase her, It would raise it's head up occasionally on her drive side, near...
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