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05-25-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By spinconn

Thanks for all the great advice. Much there I...

Thanks for all the great advice. Much there I had not considered. I am going to sleep on it for now, though I have been riding my mtb on pretty much two gears for the last several days.
05-17-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By spinconn

Thanks, I need the ability to coast but a quick...

Thanks, I need the ability to coast but a quick look at that chart makes me think I may lack the strength for a single speed. I will take a closer look at it.
05-17-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By spinconn

Single Speed For Dummies

I am looking through this forum with interest and think I may want to try single speed but I confess I do not understand a good deal of the discussion regarding gears. I have a hardtail 29r with...
Forum: Southeast
02-18-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By spinconn

Thank you Schwinn.

Thank you Schwinn.
02-14-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,104
Posted By spinconn

:commute::backpedal::speedy::)

:commute::backpedal::speedy::)
02-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,104
Posted By spinconn

It is not just an issue of road riding or not,...

It is not just an issue of road riding or not, but of limitation.

To get the mileage I want and also stay off roads I deem unsafe, or just obnoxious due to noise, traffic volume and fumes, I need...
Forum: Southeast
02-11-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By spinconn

Thanks cycljoc, that is a big help.

Thanks cycljoc, that is a big help.
02-09-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,999
Posted By spinconn

My neighbor just got 2 and brought them out for...

My neighbor just got 2 and brought them out for the first ride about an hour ago. After their ride his wife offered to let me ride hers. I have been curious and so was eager to give it a try. ...
Forum: Southeast
02-07-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By spinconn

Thank you JPPE, that is very helpful. My son and...

Thank you JPPE, that is very helpful. My son and I are planning for the first weekend in April, adding a day to make it 3 days. Your info is much appreciated.
01-30-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 109,941
Posted By spinconn

Thank you very much hokiefyd, just read it and it...

Thank you very much hokiefyd, just read it and it is a big help. Don't know how I missed it with my research but I am glad you gave me the link.
01-30-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 109,941
Posted By spinconn

Didn't get any response on my last post re: stem...

Didn't get any response on my last post re: stem risers, but I'd like to try one more time with a slight change. I want to convert my Roam 4 Disc to a commuter. Will eventually consider adding a...
01-28-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By spinconn

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,608
Posted By spinconn

Noticed the variety of surfaces and am wondering...

Noticed the variety of surfaces and am wondering what tires you had on and how happy you were with them.
01-27-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By spinconn

I took a look and there are several Windsor...

I took a look and there are several Windsor models, which one do you have?
Forum: Recumbent
01-26-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,733
Posted By spinconn

Thanks guys. The BicycleMan site helped a lot...

Thanks guys. The BicycleMan site helped a lot and I figured out I needed to research recumbent "road" bikes instead of just recumbent bikes, which kept bringing up stationary gym bikes.
Forum: Recumbent
01-25-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,733
Posted By spinconn

Recumbents For Dummies

I have gone through the threads here and have spent some time googling, and I could do more online if I must, but I have some very basic questions as someone not familiar with recumbants. I don't...
01-19-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By spinconn

Wonderful information, thank you. The more I...

Wonderful information, thank you. The more I read and see photos the more I realize I have absolutely no practical use for a bicycle like this. Yet, the more I read and see photos the more I want...
01-19-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By spinconn

Thank you Tamiya. Sounds like a Jamis Commuter...

Thank you Tamiya. Sounds like a Jamis Commuter might be similar.
01-19-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By spinconn

Dutch Bicycles

I happened upon a reference to Dutch style bikes and started reading on line material about them. For no particular reason other than a general love of bicycles I am attracted to bikes I see from...
01-17-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By spinconn

Spines are strange things. I have always...

Spines are strange things.

I have always worked out and had to give up things as age caused more and more spine issues. First I had to give up running, then swimming and then even walking...
01-17-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,595
Posted By spinconn

3. 12, 13 & 14, and I seem to have become less...

3. 12, 13 & 14, and I seem to have become less amusing to them since they became teenagers.
Forum: Southeast
01-14-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By spinconn

Thank you very much DougRNS, I have been coming...

Thank you very much DougRNS, I have been coming up empty looking for info on this and your idea helps a lot.
Forum: Southeast
01-10-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By spinconn

Silver Comet Parking

I see the thread advising the trail is closed through February. I am planning to do it and the Al section round trip in late March or in April. It is too long for me to do in one day so my vehicle...
Forum: Touring
01-04-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By spinconn

Down to the last item. Got my Brooks saddle on,...

Down to the last item. Got my Brooks saddle on, and my Topeak rack and bag, and my Marathons, and took it for a short 7 mile ride. My MTB now looks like a light tourer to my uneducated eye, and my...
Forum: Touring
01-02-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By spinconn

Thanks much guys, I'll check them out. Now I...

Thanks much guys, I'll check them out. Now I just need to get in shape for longer rides.
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By spinconn

Yeah, and I like soft rides, plus the tires they...

Yeah, and I like soft rides, plus the tires they are replacing are MTB 2.2 tires so they will look skinny to me. Thanks for the Ergon advice, any tips on flat pedals (I don't do clipless anymore)?
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By spinconn

Thanks for the tire reviews djb. I got the 29 X...

Thanks for the tire reviews djb. I got the 29 X 2.0 Kevlar Folding.
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By spinconn

No problem there Papa Tom. I will not get the...

No problem there Papa Tom. I will not get the rack until next week but I already received the bag and you were understated in your praise of it. The design and construction are impeccable and I am...
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By spinconn

Thank you all who posted. This gives me more...

Thank you all who posted. This gives me more options to research and consider. I never knew it could be so complicated to find a tire that actually fits your bike and rim while also being the best...
Forum: Touring
12-29-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By spinconn

Touring Tires For MTB

I am setting up my hardtail 29er for light touring and as I am changing and adding some gear I see it is also time for new tires as my original MTB tires are about worn out. I believe I need slicks...
Forum: Touring
12-28-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,513
Posted By spinconn

No, nothing technical. Just relatively smooth...

No, nothing technical. Just relatively smooth double track as well as rails trails and hard bike path trails. I do not know for sure but my guess is my position on the bike is more like a 60 degree...
Forum: Touring
12-28-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,513
Posted By spinconn

Since this is an old thread I hope I will be...

Since this is an old thread I hope I will be excused for bringing it back with a slightly different question but this discussion bears on an issue I have. I am turning my Trek Marlin hardtail into a...
Forum: Touring
12-27-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,970
Posted By spinconn

This has been extremely helpful reading these...

This has been extremely helpful reading these informative posts and going on with additional research. Based on the kind of riding I will be doing in addition to this first tour I have ordered the...
12-27-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,104
Posted By spinconn

I tend to think these stats which are based on...

I tend to think these stats which are based on mileage are less meaningful than if they were based on time. It seems to me the more hours you are exposed to risk gives a greater assessment than the...
Forum: Touring
12-26-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,970
Posted By spinconn

"I don't want to sour your enthusiasm, but I...

"I don't want to sour your enthusiasm, but I found it boring and aborted after only about ten miles. Has it gotten more interesting since then? I guess it would be different if you were to use it as...
Forum: Touring
12-25-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,970
Posted By spinconn

Bags For Credit Card Touring

I am tentatively planning for my first short tour, which would be the Silver Comet-Chief Ladiga trail in GA and AL. It is 95 miles and I would go out and back for a total of 190, sometime this...
12-25-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 109,941
Posted By spinconn

Colonel, I know it is an old post but can you...

Colonel, I know it is an old post but can you give me the make and model names on these stem risers?
12-24-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,104
Posted By spinconn

Two factors for me, control and numbers. When...

Two factors for me, control and numbers. When young I enjoyed a number of activities considered dangerous but they were safe if one kept his head and had the requisite skill. One had control of the...
12-23-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 109,941
Posted By spinconn

I got the 4 a few months ago so I obviously did...

I got the 4 a few months ago so I obviously did not think the differences were that great. I also agree with everything said by HokeifydI.

I like the 3X drivetrain and despite not living in a...
12-20-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,104
Posted By spinconn

I loved my Roubaix, and now I miss it, because I...

I loved my Roubaix, and now I miss it, because I sold it.

I did so because it was tempting me too much to go out on the road again. I gave up the road a few months ago after several very close...
12-17-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By spinconn

That is an important point about functional...

That is an important point about functional difference. Think I'll think on it for awhile.
12-17-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,269
Posted By spinconn

Funny thing is she said she didn't care about the...

Funny thing is she said she didn't care about the color, but most of her time deliberating over the bike was trying to decide between green, purple and yellow.

The single brake requires very...
12-17-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,269
Posted By spinconn

She tried my wife's Jamis Hudson Step Through and...

She tried my wife's Jamis Hudson Step Through and I took her on a 30 minute ride on a rails trail and on quiet streets. She loved it and so we went to the LBS today. I suggested she try every bike...
12-17-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By spinconn

Thanks Kapusta, I mean drive train, not...

Thanks Kapusta,

I mean drive train, not including brakes. I find the 105 to be smoother, quicker, quieter and more precise than what is on my Marlin. I know I am willing to pay for that but am...
12-13-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By spinconn

Thanks for the good advice guys.

Thanks for the good advice guys.
12-12-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By spinconn

Hardtail Upgrade

I got a Marlin 7, mostly to ride on easy to moderate single and double track, rails trails and gravel. I liked it so much I ended up riding it on bike paths and the road as well. I ride a little...
12-09-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,269
Posted By spinconn

She used to ride her bike around the neighborhood...

She used to ride her bike around the neighborhood as a kid. She has not been active as an adult in sports or exercise other than walking. She lives in a retirement community with a large and active...
12-07-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,269
Posted By spinconn

Thank you folks, some wonderful ideas to help me....

Thank you folks, some wonderful ideas to help me. I especially like the idea of telling her "no damn way". I'll introduce her to the different bikes suggested and see what I can get her to test ride.
12-07-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,269
Posted By spinconn

Unicorn Bike

I am searching for a bike that does not exist, at least as far as I can tell.

My wife has committed me to help her sister buy a bike. She will ride it on paved bike paths. Judging by how she...
12-06-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By spinconn

I don't care if a story is true as long as it is...

I don't care if a story is true as long as it is entertaining.
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