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10-22-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,421
Posted By freeranger

You know you're getting old when you forget your...

You know you're getting old when you forget your way back to the parking lot, and you're on a rail-trail.
10-22-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,497
Posted By freeranger

Our bikes do not have names (except for the mfr.)...

Our bikes do not have names (except for the mfr.) But they might be called some names which I can't post, if we encounter a large hill towards the end of a grueling ride!
10-16-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By freeranger

A nephew (in MD) had it. Said he felt bad for a...

A nephew (in MD) had it. Said he felt bad for a couple of weeks, but recuperated, no hospital visit. Wife and I are seniors and being real careful. Very discouraging when I see large crowds with no...
10-10-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By freeranger

The Terry Liberator X is 163mm wide. My wife just...

The Terry Liberator X is 163mm wide. My wife just got one (it's listed as a woman's saddle) and it's firm and supportive, but not brick hard. I wouldn't hesitate to ride one if I needed the width....
09-27-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By freeranger

Maybe put a dab of epoxy on the hex wrench and...

Maybe put a dab of epoxy on the hex wrench and allow it to sit overnight in the hex screw, then turn it out in the morning. Just be sure no epoxy goes anywhere you don't want it, and of course,...
09-23-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,055
Posted By freeranger

Same here. I'd rather ride in the fall, without...

Same here. I'd rather ride in the fall, without the summer heat/humidity-whether road or trails.
09-17-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By freeranger

Anyone know if he was ever awarded the...

Anyone know if he was ever awarded the Congressional Gold Medal? I read where he was nominated, but can't find info that he ever rec'd it. Always been a fan (not the reason I bought a LeMond road...
09-13-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By freeranger

Depends on your definition of technical. I am...

Depends on your definition of technical. I am your age and still riding trails, but compared to what I used to ride (was trail riding before I ever owned a road bike), I wouldn't consider them...
09-06-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,000
Posted By freeranger

Evidently, others have experienced bugs...

Evidently, others have experienced bugs also-https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bicycle-helmet-COVER-bee-and-bug-protection-BLACK-IS-TEMPORARILY-OUT-OF-STOCK/121720009251?hash=item1c5713f223:g:x7wAAOSwrklVDJjJ
08-28-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,130
Posted By freeranger

I've found that any time you specify anything as...

I've found that any time you specify anything as a "hobby" that the expense automatically goes up, vs if it is just an "activity".
08-27-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 627
Posted By freeranger

You'll do much better getting advice on products...

You'll do much better getting advice on products on this forum than from online retailers. It's said that a person who doesn't like a product will tell 10 people (don't remember where I heard this),...
08-23-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By freeranger

Never seen anything like that! Looks like some...

Never seen anything like that! Looks like some type of adapter that might be able to be removed if you loosen the bolt on the seat post. Then you would need to measure the i.d. of the seat tube and...
08-23-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By freeranger

Definitely not normal--take it back, and...

Definitely not normal--take it back, and hopefully they have a good mechanic that can look it over to ensure everything is installed correctly. Assuming it was sold like that, I'd look over the whole...
08-22-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,213
Posted By freeranger

Just be careful, watch where you are going, and...

Just be careful, watch where you are going, and pay attention to those around you. Last summer we were riding in a group. A rider, inexperienced in group rides, went down and broke some ribs and a...
08-21-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By freeranger

You should be able to compare components on the...

You should be able to compare components on the bike to the Cannondale site to determine the model. Or ask the seller.
08-18-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,659
Posted By freeranger

Always--of course, I've worn rx glasses since I...

Always--of course, I've worn rx glasses since I was 3. Be glad I'm wearing them, so I can see not to run into you, or trees, ditches, etc.! Contacts or lasik is not an option for me-glasses are a...
08-16-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,520
Posted By freeranger

These days, if it's there, fits, and you want it,...

These days, if it's there, fits, and you want it, better jump on it before it's gone! May not be there the next day.
08-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By freeranger

Good looking bike! Glad you got it sorted out so...

Good looking bike! Glad you got it sorted out so you can enjoy it.
07-28-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By freeranger

If levers don't work, could always try a tire...

If levers don't work, could always try a tire bead jack: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71w7Ehr-wHL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
07-27-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,471
Posted By freeranger

Because they are ineffective. If you want to be...

Because they are ineffective. If you want to be seen, mount front and rear running lights on your bike. Motorists aren't looking down toward your pedals and are unlikely to notice them even if their...
07-26-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,445
Posted By freeranger

The correct number of bikes is N + 1

The correct number of bikes is N + 1
07-26-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By freeranger

Found this, which expands the descriptions a bit:...

Found this, which expands the descriptions a bit: https://www.choosemybicycle.com/en/woc/shimano-mtb-component-hierarchy
07-21-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By freeranger

Sorry to hear that's happening to you, or anyone....

Sorry to hear that's happening to you, or anyone. Stupidity takes all forms.
07-19-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By freeranger

I'd have to agree, even though it goes against N...

I'd have to agree, even though it goes against N + 1
07-14-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,709
Posted By freeranger

Around here, just about any vehicle. Seems like...

Around here, just about any vehicle. Seems like 95% are either texting or talking on their handheld cell phone-for some odd reason, the state has yet to ban handheld devices?! Was behind a car...
07-13-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,218
Posted By freeranger

Rather than running at less than minimum...

Rather than running at less than minimum pressure, your idea of a basket is a better idea. Also could add a large seat bag, or rack, maybe put some heavy objects (fishing weights, brick, whatever) to...
07-11-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By freeranger

Noticed you're not typing in all caps!! Sorry,...

Noticed you're not typing in all caps!! Sorry, that was too easy to pass up. I know hearing loss is not funny, some family members went thru it. Glad the aids have helped ya, now the ride has even...
07-10-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,907
Posted By freeranger

I seem to be going in the "other" direction. As I...

I seem to be going in the "other" direction. As I age, the more I'm appreciating having a range of gears from which to choose. Hats off to those who can ride with minimal gears tho!
07-03-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,874
Posted By freeranger

That is the EXACT bike that some thief is looking...

That is the EXACT bike that some thief is looking for! All you can hope is he isn't where you parked yours.
07-03-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,494
Posted By freeranger

Well, as nice as that frame is, someone could...

Well, as nice as that frame is, someone could have been putting it on their wall as an art display. Don't laugh-we once sold a leather western horse saddle to someone who didn't have a horse-you...
07-02-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,398
Posted By freeranger

Never seen nor heard of a carbon frame failure....

Never seen nor heard of a carbon frame failure. The ONLY failure I've ever heard of was a chromoly mtn.bike frame of my ex-neighbor (large-200lb, but not obese) person who broke a headtube weld after...
06-30-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By freeranger

You might have luck finding a match with nail...

You might have luck finding a match with nail polish. Now, the store might not like you taking your bike into their store, but maybe you could leave your license, of enough $$ to more than cover the...
06-30-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By freeranger

Yep, regardless of age, it's a lot of fun! Some...

Yep, regardless of age, it's a lot of fun! Some of the stuff I used to ride, I'll now pass on, but still enjoy rolling over the rocks, roots, mild drops, but nothing as extreme as in the past. Met a...
06-30-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,356
Posted By freeranger

I hope it's true, as I tried clipless, and they...

I hope it's true, as I tried clipless, and they just were not for me. Maybe it's because I'd ridden mtn.bike flats with pins for so long that I just feel more comfortable on them. It would seem to...
06-29-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By freeranger

Start slowly, and build up endurance and distance...

Start slowly, and build up endurance and distance as you go. Don't try to do too much at first, you don't want to burn out so that you aren't enjoying riding again. Find a bike that fits the type of...
06-28-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By freeranger

Whether help is accepted or not, whatever their...

Whether help is accepted or not, whatever their reason, the important thing is that you offered.
06-26-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By freeranger

Even is a trail is marked with difficulty, there...

Even is a trail is marked with difficulty, there may be riders graduating to riding more difficult trails-noone could know if you're one of those or not. I'm not a fast trail rider (not the youngest...
06-21-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,312
Posted By freeranger

The local mup near us is scenic, with 4 parks...

The local mup near us is scenic, with 4 parks which connect, each with different characteristics. I usually ride them only during the week, and during hours when people are usually working. Guess I'm...
06-19-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By freeranger

I don't know about the weekends (avoid the mup...

I don't know about the weekends (avoid the mup then), but during the week, there are lots less on it here. People are getting back to work, shopping, going to restaurants, other "normal" activities...
06-18-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,653
Posted By freeranger

I do, even if I don't start off feeling like a...

I do, even if I don't start off feeling like a ride, but once I get going, 99% of the time, I'll be very glad I did, seems to improve my mood.
06-16-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,747
Posted By freeranger

As an example, take a piece of foam, or a pillow...

As an example, take a piece of foam, or a pillow and your hands on the same side, with a little space between them. Push down--notice that now the middle, between your hands, is now higher than where...
06-16-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,747
Posted By freeranger

I don't ride with bike shorts, just padded...

I don't ride with bike shorts, just padded Andiamo underwear (not heavily padded but enough for me), so can't help with bike shorts. But have you checked with any LBS to see if they have "trial"...
06-03-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,510
Posted By freeranger

Yes, and have noticed also that threads seem to...

Yes, and have noticed also that threads seem to be morphing into a different topic than what they started out to be (and I just did it--damn!!)
06-02-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By freeranger

Did the same on my chainstay-surprised how well...

Did the same on my chainstay-surprised how well the electrical tape has held up!
06-02-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By freeranger

If the chain is separating, you might want to...

If the chain is separating, you might want to replace that link with a "quick link". You need a chain tool to remove the bad link. A bike shop could do this in a few minutes, if you have one close....
05-27-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,432
Posted By freeranger

Why the need for both? Why not just use your pump...

Why the need for both? Why not just use your pump and find what pressure on the pump's gauge inflates the tires to a pressure that works for you, and keep them inflated to that pressure shown on the...
05-27-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,281
Posted By freeranger

There was just a thread about proprietary...

There was just a thread about proprietary parts--this is a good example--one of the carriers of derailleur hangers advertises they carry over 550 types--is this really necessary!? Seems like there...
05-27-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,485
Posted By freeranger

ME-ME-ME, lack of respect for others, lack or...

ME-ME-ME, lack of respect for others, lack or personal responsibility. As a senior, it really ticks me off as well. Maybe as a young person, you won't get extremely sick from it, but if it is...
05-25-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,730
Posted By freeranger

The (Louisville) mayor's Hike, Bike, and Paddle...

The (Louisville) mayor's Hike, Bike, and Paddle (Ohio river) was cancelled this year. But I figure by taking precautions to (hopefully) avoid the virus, I'll be around next year to participate. I can...
05-20-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By freeranger

Glad you got your brakes, and at least the...

Glad you got your brakes, and at least the manager stepped up and handled the situation as best he could. Glad it (finally) worked out!
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