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07-16-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By FlMTNdude

Thanks, used to live in New Mexico (dang I miss...

Thanks, used to live in New Mexico (dang I miss it!). With the humidity in Florida what works in more normal places doesnít work here.
07-15-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,043
Posted By FlMTNdude

Using downtube shifters is no more difficult than...

Using downtube shifters is no more difficult than grabbing your water bottle. I have to say, brifters are awful nice, but for simplicity, cost of setup and durability downtubes cannot be beat and...
07-13-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 658
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have replaced the original bb on my bikes with...

I have replaced the original bb on my bikes with a UN55. No regrets. Still have the originals in case I want to put them back on or as a temp if the cartridge type fails. Can definitely spend more...
07-12-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By FlMTNdude

I like it! I donít understand why you donít see...

I like it! I donít understand why you donít see more chain guards in the US. But then here, bikes are not looked at for the most part as practical and to be used, but as recreation.
07-11-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By FlMTNdude

For those who shop WalMart, I donít see them...

For those who shop WalMart, I donít see them buying a bike of this caliber.
07-09-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By FlMTNdude

Pagosa Springs, I used to live not that far from...

Pagosa Springs, I used to live not that far from that area. Stop into Durango which is about 30 minutes towards New Mexico. Some good riding, running, food and beer (Ska Brewing)!
07-09-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have difficulty imagining riding with sleeves,...

I have difficulty imagining riding with sleeves, I need airflow. Tried it running quite a number of times, was sweat soaked faster than ever. Not sure how effective sunscreen would be. All I need to...
07-08-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,046
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have no issues with minimum charge of an hour....

I have no issues with minimum charge of an hour. The time to drop your other work, speak to you, do the work, collect money and then get back in the rhythm you lose is worth paying for. Donít forget...
07-05-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By FlMTNdude

Are you using QR or nuts? Add the dimension of...

Are you using QR or nuts? Add the dimension of the grooves, and then allocate for nuts if used.
07-05-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By FlMTNdude

Axle spacing front is 100 mm. Rear is either 126...

Axle spacing front is 100 mm. Rear is either 126 or 130 mm.
07-05-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,964
Posted By FlMTNdude

While a true statement, I donít get the purpose...

While a true statement, I donít get the purpose of the post. Almost sounds like Dr McDougal joined the forums.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,144
Posted By FlMTNdude

I use Ibera RakPak panniers, which have side...

I use Ibera RakPak panniers, which have side stiffeners. Beer, fruit, veggies and tortillas all in just one side bag. No bruised bananas! Just an example, but zero issues.
07-04-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By FlMTNdude

You need to read the works of Sheldon Brown. 90%...

You need to read the works of Sheldon Brown. 90% of what I have fixed I learned off that website. Simply hands on, a little tinkering and following standard repair and diagnostic procedures ...
07-02-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,274
Posted By FlMTNdude

Helmet always, kickstand is only on the beach...

Helmet always, kickstand is only on the beach cruiser
07-02-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,358
Posted By FlMTNdude

If I needed to pee or if something catches my...

If I needed to pee or if something catches my interest and maybe want to snap a picture I will stop. Average summer rides are no more than 35-maybe 50 miles, more in the winter when I can stay dry....
06-28-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By FlMTNdude

I swapped my 110 BCD 42 tooth ring for a new 34 a...

I swapped my 110 BCD 42 tooth ring for a new 34 a few years ago to make a 48/34 combination. Bought it off the old Niagara or Bike Parts, not sure which. I havenít looked, but VeloOrange may have...
06-27-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,528
Posted By FlMTNdude

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The only time I ever use a kickstand is loading...
06-24-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,712
Posted By FlMTNdude

For a home mechanic on a budget you canít beat...

For a home mechanic on a budget you canít beat the Aldi stand at $25. I do the wash after the weekly long ride, and anything in between. Plus my standard maintenance on 3 bicycles, including a heavy...
06-21-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,623
Posted By FlMTNdude

Sounds as bad as LetGo

Sounds as bad as LetGo
06-19-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By FlMTNdude

I lived in Nebraska for a while. It makes total...

I lived in Nebraska for a while. It makes total sense. You walk into a store and they ask if you want a pop. Instead of a fist to the face you get a soda. There was a joke about the N on the football...
06-19-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By FlMTNdude

I wore yellow for a while commuting. I wanted eye...

I wore yellow for a while commuting. I wanted eye protection from rocks being thrown up on the highway but also keep headlight glare minimal. After a few weeks went back to a clear lense while riding...
06-17-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By FlMTNdude

It probably is the pawl. Remove the freewheel...

It probably is the pawl. Remove the freewheel using the appropriate tool (Parkís Tool is pretty good about tool pictures and applications). Soak in mineral spirits or simple green, either blow out or...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By FlMTNdude

Green is not as fast as red, nor as sleek as...

Green is not as fast as red, nor as sleek as black.
06-12-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,622
Posted By FlMTNdude

And no plastic tricycles back in the 60s, they...

And no plastic tricycles back in the 60s, they were solid steel!
06-10-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By FlMTNdude

Sounds like a nice bike that could do a lot. Have...

Sounds like a nice bike that could do a lot. Have looked at a new one before. I keep toying with the idea of a tire which would be more Ďuniversalí. Donít be afraid to go spandex - I am not a serious...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,144
Posted By FlMTNdude

6 pak of beer on the bottom of the pannier, a...

6 pak of beer on the bottom of the pannier, a bull bag of oats on top of that, followed by some fruit. Tortillas I put with goods on the other side, vertical against the bike side of the pannier. 8...
06-05-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By FlMTNdude

I donít see why not. I have the original 5 speed...

I donít see why not. I have the original 5 speed outer and a newer 10 speed Tiagra on the inner on one of my bikes. No issues.
06-04-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,428
Posted By FlMTNdude

And here I thought it was just me!

And here I thought it was just me!
06-03-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,952
Posted By FlMTNdude

When I first started using Polar bottles I was...

When I first started using Polar bottles I was having issues with my water starting to freeze when I was out running in temps below the teens. Did a beautiful job of stopping that. Now that I live in...
06-02-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,784
Posted By FlMTNdude

My issues with my wife mostly are the cost....

My issues with my wife mostly are the cost. Married 21 years, I am 54. Been on my beater for 4 years, done some fixing up so it isnít much of a beater, but the thought of a serious road bike starts...
05-31-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,437
Posted By FlMTNdude

I prefer Ďwinterí riding, but I am in N Florida....

I prefer Ďwinterí riding, but I am in N Florida. Commuting at 6 am, I do after work rides for an hour and a half twice a week plus weekends. If it is above 70, I just suffer along, no use trying to...
05-31-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,344
Posted By FlMTNdude

Most of my flats are radial tire wire. Unless it...

Most of my flats are radial tire wire. Unless it is all big, I insert a new tube, inflate, and so any patches at home. Under 10, unless in the rain or adverse conditions. Even so, my repair at home...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,986
Posted By FlMTNdude

My standard (my commuter is also my main...

My standard (my commuter is also my main recreational bike) no matter the ride is my saddle bag kit with two tubes, front and rear lights, basic bike computer, nothing fancy. As I ride in hot weather...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,425
Posted By FlMTNdude

A lot of radial tire wire in my area. If I used...

A lot of radial tire wire in my area. If I used standard setup, an easy 2 flats per month, possibly more. I use Mr Tuffy liners, and knock on wood, this is including recreational riding, maybe 2...
05-25-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,665
Posted By FlMTNdude

Far from an expert, and I cannot say about the...

Far from an expert, and I cannot say about the Paramount. A lot of Schwinn bike frames around then were built by Panasonic in Japan. Have owned and ridden several Japanese bikes, Raleigh and Schwinn...
05-22-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,320
Posted By FlMTNdude

Commuting I carry a cable and a u lock. I ran...

Commuting I carry a cable and a u lock. I ran into something on YouTube where a guy used o rings to deal with the rattling. I really am not concerned with another half kilo, loaded up am around 15 as...
05-22-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,399
Posted By FlMTNdude

Most people are too wrapped up in their phone and...

Most people are too wrapped up in their phone and wearing headphones to notice. They walk anywhere, some even ride three abreast dawdling along and seem offended when someone (including runners)...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By FlMTNdude

Good thing you didnít get hit or anything. Being...

Good thing you didnít get hit or anything. Being married to a NON cyclist I am extra careful, because she may be the one who mows me down someday. She does sit in her car in the drive doing who knows...
05-20-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 21,804
Posted By FlMTNdude

If you ever looked at entry level or slightly...

If you ever looked at entry level or slightly higher aluminium or carbon frames, and have been riding steel, the first major letdown is the weight. Steel frames with modern components do not take...
05-19-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By FlMTNdude

If you are commuting you donít want or even need...

If you are commuting you donít want or even need too skinny a tire, especially on a mtb. I would look at 32-35 mm width, and something with some tread and built in flat protection. Plenty of faster...
05-18-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,131
Posted By FlMTNdude

Just picked up the last one in the store...

Just picked up the last one in the store yesterday. Have it assembled, put on the 30ish lb cruiser to work on it. Very impressed, especially when I only paid $25! I had figured worst case at least...
05-15-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,793
Posted By FlMTNdude

There has been a number of threads the past few...

There has been a number of threads the past few months on this, a lot of helpful ideas in them.
05-15-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By FlMTNdude

Unfortunately will be on call, which means have...

Unfortunately will be on call, which means have to drive the on call truck home and to work. 🙁
05-13-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,305
Posted By FlMTNdude

For us sweaty people, wearing even mountain...

For us sweaty people, wearing even mountain shorts and a running shirt while on casual rides is not being Ďsportyí, just being comfortable and not looking like the winning coach at the end of the...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,845
Posted By FlMTNdude

I give 10 minutes for cool down. My kit goes into...

I give 10 minutes for cool down. My kit goes into the sink on warm days and then hung to dry. Anyone can bathe from a bucket, so donít need a shower, just use the sink. I carry deodorant with me. I...
05-10-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,331
Posted By FlMTNdude

M-F I commute 12 miles per day. Additionally I...

M-F I commute 12 miles per day. Additionally I run 30 miles per week. I also bike Tu and Th evenings about 20 miles each day, moderate to high intensity. Saturday is rest day. Sunday 50-75 miles,...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By FlMTNdude

If you like the frame and it fits well, why not...

If you like the frame and it fits well, why not put on a 105 group? Questioning what is wrong with the wheel. 10,000 mile on a hub/wheel with just service and maybe a couple truings would not be...
05-08-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By FlMTNdude

Learn the laws and where to park. You will not...

Learn the laws and where to park. You will not regret it. Make sure to plan your route and think about how you will carry stuff. I have been commuting steady for a year and a half, and about 4 off...
05-07-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,634
Posted By FlMTNdude

My childhood bike was a Schwinn Stingray. Gold...

My childhood bike was a Schwinn Stingray. Gold with a gold glitter banana seat. My teenage bike was a mid 70s Raleigh 3 speed bought new. Wish I still had the 3 speed. Sold it about 20 years ago when...
05-07-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,536
Posted By FlMTNdude

Last year on Bike to work Day it was all rainy,...

Last year on Bike to work Day it was all rainy, and was the one day I didnít commute and ended up driving to work. I tend to get some ribbing at work when I drive.
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