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06-10-19, 12:59 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

Thanks, this exactly the information I was...

Thanks, this exactly the information I was looking for in the beginning
06-10-19, 06:56 AM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

You should probably delete this response as well....

You should probably delete this response as well. Beats me why anyone would want to start up a thread this old anyway or why I even bothered to respond. I wish this whole thread would disappear. A...
06-09-19, 06:11 PM
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Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

I'm pushing 70 and my knees and legs are giving...

I'm pushing 70 and my knees and legs are giving out. I maybe looking for a tricycle soon with training wheels. :lol:
06-09-19, 01:37 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

Thanks, I'm really busy right now m but will...

Thanks, I'm really busy right now m but will respond later
01-29-18, 12:07 PM
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Views: 3,624
Posted By JohnnyB65

This is my main culprit and I donít know the name...

This is my main culprit and I donít know the name of it, but it doesnít cause an immediate flat. It slowly works its way through causing a slow leak. I had one work its way up through my shoe once...
01-24-18, 10:10 AM
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Views: 3,624
Posted By JohnnyB65

Wow $500 is way more than I would ever spend. If...

Wow $500 is way more than I would ever spend. If it came to that I would donate the bike to Goodwill or something and give up on riding altogether.

I used slime in my son's bike about 30 years...
01-18-18, 08:28 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

I donít think I would ever buy solid tires or...

I donít think I would ever buy solid tires or Airless what ever they are called. I bought them for my wheelbarrow a while back because I was constantly getting flats. Then I was moving rocks with...
01-17-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,624
Posted By JohnnyB65

WOW! I used to have flat kit years ago when my 10...

WOW! I used to have flat kit years ago when my 10 speed was my only transportation, but this is pretty cool. I'm going to buy one of these for my tool collection. Thanks
01-14-18, 10:58 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

Well I just ordered the Mr. Tuffy liners on eBay....

Well I just ordered the Mr. Tuffy liners on eBay. Everyplace else that had them said they could not send them to my zip code. I'm not sure why unless they are illegal in Southern CA

if this...
01-14-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By JohnnyB65

Thanks I found them on Amazon, but they don't...

Thanks I found them on Amazon, but they don't have my size so I have to look somewhere else.
01-14-18, 06:51 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

The Bicycle Tire Liners are interesting and I'm...

The Bicycle Tire Liners are interesting and I'm checking out YouTube videos on them now.
01-14-18, 02:21 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

Do I have to buy a whole new wheel for tubeless?

Do I have to buy a whole new wheel for tubeless?
01-14-18, 01:48 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

Iím really getting tired of flat tires.

I have a mountain bike with knobby tires and thought it would help me avoid flats. But riding in the desert with tumble weeds and other sharp needle like plants are killing me and Iím not enjoying...
12-23-17, 04:30 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

My next bike for this neighborhood, $60....

My next bike for this neighborhood, $60. :innocent:
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12-23-17, 10:36 AM
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Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

I want all of you to know that I really...

I want all of you to know that I really appreciate all the advice everybody has given me. I didnít realize this thread would go on this far and just wanted a couple of questions answered.

First I...
12-22-17, 10:08 AM
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Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

Exactly and this is what I've been trying to say....

Exactly and this is what I've been trying to say. If nobody has taken this bike from me in a year (My town has been overrun by gangs) and I'm riding everyday while enjoying it more and more than I...
12-22-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

I probably should not have used the word “Cheap”...

I probably should not have used the word “Cheap” in the title and that’s possibly why everybody thought I wanted bike recommendations. I knew people would be asking about the bike and I did not want...
12-22-17, 09:31 AM
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Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

Thanks, I didn't know that.

Thanks, I didn't know that.
12-22-17, 09:30 AM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

I realize that everybody is trying to be helpful...

I realize that everybody is trying to be helpful and I thank them for that. I just get tired of constantly defending my position on this. This is me, I donít buy expensive things because I know...
12-21-17, 07:07 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

I've only been riding 7 days and only about a 1/2...

I've only been riding 7 days and only about a 1/2 mile per day. The last time I rode was in 1978 when I sold my 10-speed bike and concentrated on my business working 16 hrs a day 7 days a week. I did...
12-21-17, 03:07 PM
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Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

The only thing about this bike is that its the...

The only thing about this bike is that its the wrong type for what I want to use it for and its a little large for me, but I knew that right off. Otherwise it's a great bike as far as I'm concerned....
12-21-17, 12:22 PM
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Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

There was a reason why I said this. I have been...

There was a reason why I said this. I have been given crap about my choice of bikes in every post I've made since I joined a few years ago. It is what it is and I will never ever change my mind about...
12-20-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

Thanks BobbyG I do know that the loss of...

Thanks BobbyG

I do know that the loss of hearing is from a year and a half of many different antibiotics. I’m not sure which one did it, but I do remember when it started in the rehab center. They...
12-20-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

Its day 7 of my new bike experience and I’m...

Its day 7 of my new bike experience and I’m getting bored riding back and forth over and over again on the same streets. After falling on my ass the very first ride since 1978, I have been practicing...
12-19-17, 08:42 PM
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Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

Actually they did have the fork on backwards. The...

Actually they did have the fork on backwards. The bike shop guy spotted it before I even took it off the truck, LOL
12-19-17, 05:38 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

Thanks, right now I just want to focus on riding...

Thanks, right now I just want to focus on riding a bike again and there is no way that I'm going to invest anymore money into this thing. I had to buy the saddle because the original was too painful....
12-19-17, 03:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

I’m a little upset that I didn’t think this out...

I’m a little upset that I didn’t think this out more because it cost me $80 for the tune up including a new chain. And then I had to spend another $25 to replace a seat for a bike that is not really...
12-19-17, 01:13 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

I rode about 5 miles this morning and I suspect...

I rode about 5 miles this morning and I suspect that I may be riding in the wrong gear. I'm still learning how to shift this 21 speed and I wish I still Had my old 10 speed. I know I have the wrong...
12-18-17, 10:48 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

Thanks, I'll check that out tomorrow

Thanks, I'll check that out tomorrow
12-18-17, 10:47 PM
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Posted By JohnnyB65

That is kind of funny, but you are probably...

That is kind of funny, but you are probably correct. My legs donít work that great these days. I plan on riding every day and I probably should give it more time before I start tearing things apart.
12-18-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

I guess I have to remove the wheel to find out if...

I guess I have to remove the wheel to find out if I have a freewheel or a cassette.
12-18-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

OK so I just watched a few YouTube videos on...

OK so I just watched a few YouTube videos on freewheel repair and I’m positive that this is my problem. :thumb:

I did not want to get into it this far and this is why I took it to the shop in the...
12-18-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

I can't upload any photos because it says a...

I can't upload any photos because it says a "security token" is missing. I might try to upload with my desktop later when my system scan is finished.

Oh I just took a good look at the sprocket and...
12-18-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

I’m not sure how the freewheel works, but the...

I’m not sure how the freewheel works, but the bike has been setting for 10 years. The bike shop did replace the chain because it was rusted and I don’t know if he took the axel and sprocket apart....
12-18-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

I'm not sure, but I don't think so. it just seems...

I'm not sure, but I don't think so. it just seems like it's momentary freewheeling and then it catches with each complete rotation. It's just annoying because I don't know why and there is a lose of...
12-18-17, 05:17 PM
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Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

Ok let’s see if I can say this differently....

Ok let’s see if I can say this differently. Forget about shifting because it does not happen when I shift.
It only happens while I am pedaling at a constant rate on level ground and not hesitating....
12-18-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,730
Posted By JohnnyB65

Newbie ride problem, not sure if itís me or cheap bike.

OK so Iím just learning on a used big-box store 21 speed mountain bike and Iím having some trouble shifting and turning. Now I know you all are going to tell me to spend a lot of money on another...
12-17-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

Well another day of practice and I’m improving! ...

Well another day of practice and I’m improving!
I rode all over the neighborhood 4 times without any balance problems. However, I need to do something about my steering. I’m not sure yet what to...
12-16-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

I guess i still have a lot to learn because I...

I guess i still have a lot to learn because I just can't see the difference in bikes yet. I can understand about moving parts like sifters and wheels, but except for weight i can't see much...
12-16-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,779
Posted By JohnnyB65

Wow! Very nice :thumb:

Wow! Very nice :thumb:
12-16-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

I received my new seat and it makes a big...

I received my new seat and it makes a big difference, but I fell on my side before I could even get moving. So, I’ve been practicing stopping and starting most of the morning until I got tired. Had...
12-15-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

Yes thanks, I know the area well because my...

Yes thanks, I know the area well because my daughter lived there.

When I first started this, my dream was to go to Santa Monica and ride the Marvin Braude Beach Trail to Venice beach. I planed on...
12-15-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

Thanks, one of the first things Iím going to do...

Thanks, one of the first things Iím going to do when I can ride in traffic is to ride my bike over to my old rehab center and surprise my physical the******s. They all were so helpful with my...
12-15-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

I just talked to my daughter about the bikes and...

I just talked to my daughter about the bikes and she said they were cheap big box store bikes. I was surprised to hear that because her exe was always portraying a big shot driving Cadillac Escalades...
12-15-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

Oh I forget to mention that I ordered a DAWAY C99...

Oh I forget to mention that I ordered a DAWAY C99 Padded Wide Saddle (https://www.amazon.com/Comfortable-Men-Women-Bike-Seat/dp/B01NGZR13O) last night and it should be here tomorrow. I canít wait.
12-15-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

Talking about Trikes, I did consider that and I...

Talking about Trikes, I did consider that and I may do that if this doesnít work out.

I have a little story about trikes from long ago when I was going to school. I gave a classmate a ride home...
12-14-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,487
Posted By JohnnyB65

I used to love Liver and onions, but haven't been...

I used to love Liver and onions, but haven't been able to eat that for years.
12-14-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

Thanks, I realized that after I posted and I feel...

Thanks, I realized that after I posted and I feel much better about it now.
12-14-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

Thanks for the advice. I did lose hearing in one...

Thanks for the advice. I did lose hearing in one ear from all the antibiotics and that may have something to do with with my balance issues.

Anyway I just got back from a little ride around the...
12-14-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnnyB65

Thanks!

Thanks!
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