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03-12-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By TinyBear

Thanks all I will keep at it. To stubborn to...

Thanks all I will keep at it. To stubborn to give up.

As for my leg. Last time I seen doc they were not too concerned. Was maybe 2 years ago. I dont feel like there’s any major cause for...
03-12-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By TinyBear

Frustrated.

Gah. Last few days been really nice and been doing a 4 km ride each day. Well couple days ago was a pretty demanding day at work and I was tired and sore by time I got home (diesel mechanic). But...
02-06-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,746
Posted By TinyBear

Letís see your Clyde bikes.

So finally got my Giant Seek 1 sorted ďagainĒ to work for me with my current limitations from injury. Sider tires. Suspension seat post. And a lot of adjustment and did and readjustment lol. And...
01-29-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,139
Posted By TinyBear

Simply put, low gears can lessen the chance of...

Simply put, low gears can lessen the chance of injury as your giving yourself more mechanical advantage And thus lowering the stress to your body and joints.

Something I did myself. I kept pushing...
01-28-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,139
Posted By TinyBear

Wow there’s a lot of dick waving and bee itching...

Wow there’s a lot of dick waving and bee itching here. Grow up people.

As to the original question. There’s two trains of thought as you have seen. Try and ride it out and build muscle to...
01-25-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,552
Posted By TinyBear

I am far from able to give you much advice as I...

I am far from able to give you much advice as I too am a returning rider after many years away.

In 2009 my old man had a heart attack (he survived). But at the time it scared me. Dad was near...
01-24-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By TinyBear

I donít have a trainer but have been using the...

I donít have a trainer but have been using the stationary bike I do have daily for the past few months. Itís not as fancy as it has no free wheel action and the ergos are not perfect but itís...
01-24-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By TinyBear

Riding goals for 2020

I have set myself a few cycling goals this year. Figure if they here in black and white it’s harder to brush em off and skip em lol. Although I told the wife and I’m sure she going to push me too :)...
01-24-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By TinyBear

Honestly didnít check just what bike shop filled...

Honestly didnít check just what bike shop filled too. Still need to get a good pump/gauge. But this bike pretty much parked (hung from ceiling of garage) till spring. My other bikes the one I will...
01-24-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By TinyBear

Picked up my bike from the shop today and took it...

Picked up my bike from the shop today and took it for a quick 3km spin. Went with bontrager H5 tires in 700x38c. Good improvement in ride and wet grip. Love how easy this bike is to pedal and those...
01-17-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By TinyBear

HaHa. Thatís awesome they going faster than I...

HaHa. Thatís awesome they going faster than I normally do these days lol.

On a side note I took in my hybrid bike for a good servicing and getting bigger tires put on it (hopefully soften the...
01-12-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 33,123
Posted By TinyBear

By the theory that e bikes are “cheating”. The...

By the theory that e bikes are “cheating”. The same can be said that a bike with gears is cheating compared to a fixie.

point being is get out and ride what you enjoy and to hell with what others...
01-10-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By TinyBear

Thanks all. I have done a few more similar rides...

Thanks all. I have done a few more similar rides since when weather permits. Been a lot of fun.

looking forward to spring. Seems so far away.

cant wait to get my daughter a real bicycle one...
01-06-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

I looking for all the advice I can get. I...

I looking for all the advice I can get.

I also looking for a bike that will be just a good machine to accommodate my limitations and allow me to ride further. Something capable of light...
01-04-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

I get you point. And its obviously not a deer....

I get you point. And its obviously not a deer. But taken from an ATV trip this fall lol.
...
01-03-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By TinyBear

Yeah today I did a similar ride but took my other...

Yeah today I did a similar ride but took my other bike. Looking like snow again next week so will be back to the stationary bike again until spring or if we have and more warm spells again.
01-03-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By TinyBear

I am 250lbs which is why I have always run...

I am 250lbs which is why I have always run maximum psi.
01-03-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By TinyBear

Thanks for help. The tire pressure I was...

Thanks for help.

The tire pressure I was running 90ish psi (My hand pumps junk but only thing I have to fill these presta valves) which is the max.

I think if anything I will try a slightly...
01-03-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By TinyBear

Upgrade options for a returning rider

Yesterday i did a bit of work on my hybrid bike (2010 Giant Seek 1) as it has not been touched since 2012 when I got hurt. And took it for a 5km ride. My bloody god I forgot how ruff the ride on a...
01-03-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

I agree that Yukon looks a bit odd. Same as the...

I agree that Yukon looks a bit odd. Same as the rad rover. Just seem too high in the front end for my taste. But the bike I like (Giant fathom E) I just can’t justify the cost.

so it’s either a...
01-02-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

Those are the reasons exactly I not too crazy...

Those are the reasons exactly I not too crazy about the fat bike. That being said we do see a bit of snow here and may extend times I can use the bike having a fat bike. I could always opt for...
01-02-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

https://www.voltbike.com/voltbike-yukon-750-limite...

https://www.voltbike.com/voltbike-yukon-750-limited-2018.html

Thats the volt Yukon I was speaking of. Seems to have favourable reviews from what I can find. I just have no interest in the twist...
12-31-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

I looking into a couple of the Volt Bike...

I looking into a couple of the Volt Bike offerings myself. They have a Yukon 750 model very similarly spec to the Rad rover but with better brakes and a slightly lower price. It also ships mostly...
12-30-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By TinyBear

https://www.voltbike.com/voltbike-outback.html ...

https://www.voltbike.com/voltbike-outback.html

https://www.voltbike.com/voltbike-enduro.html
12-30-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By TinyBear

Mini victory.

Weather was decent enuff Saturday and I had a couple local errands to run. So I decided to give it a go on the bicycle. Total round trip was Probly only 5km. But thatís furthest I have pulled off...
12-30-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,778
Posted By TinyBear

Just want a decent component aluminum pedal...

Just want a decent component aluminum pedal assist only mid drive hardtail with good forks and breaks for under $3000. Range I think 60kms is fine. As for features nothing fancy. Maybe a USB...
12-26-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By TinyBear

Any VoltBike riders here?

Any one here have any first hand experience with any of the Volt Bike models.

I looking at their bikes specifically the Enduro, Outback, and to a lesser degree the Yukon. Cost wise they are the...
12-24-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By TinyBear

Thanks all. Seems I will likely opt for...

Thanks all. Seems I will likely opt for converting the hybrid bike. This bike will be a exercise, bike path, and general run about for now. I say likely because I still researching complete bikes and...
12-20-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By TinyBear

Which bike to convert?

I looking to build myself a EBIKE for next summer. But canít decide on which of my bikes to be the sober. I presently have a Giant Boulder SE (cheaper hardtail Mountain bike) and a Giant Seek 1 (mid...
12-09-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By TinyBear

Oh ok. No my stationary bike has no free wheel. ...

Oh ok. No my stationary bike has no free wheel. But it does have electronic adjustments and a computer to simulate hills and such and a basic computer with estimated calories burned ,distance...
12-08-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By TinyBear

This may seem like a dumb question but what’s a...

This may seem like a dumb question but what’s a trainer? How does it differ from an exercise bike? Other than using your normal bicycle? What’s the benefit to it again over a exercise bike?

I have...
12-08-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By TinyBear

The complete list lf injuries resulting from my...

The complete list lf injuries resulting from my accident is long.

My left leg was almost completely severed above the ankle (had 2” of tissue and ligaments remaining). There was not enuff tissue...
12-08-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By TinyBear

I have goals. My ultimate fitness goal is. I’d...

I have goals. My ultimate fitness goal is. I’d like to get to 200lbs. I’d like to be able to manage a 10km ride 5 days a week and longer weekend trail rides, without needing my Cain again the next...
12-07-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By TinyBear

Thanks. Work can be difficult at times but over...

Thanks. Work can be difficult at times but over the years I have managed ways to compensate for the weaker leg and other varying issues I have. There is also the likelihood I will move into...
11-27-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

I have had a lot of fun trail riding on my...

I have had a lot of fun trail riding on my bicycles in the past. It was slower paced and Much harder physically. But the trails were tight and fun. BUT more fun than a trail riding motorcycles? ...
11-27-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

I think my plan is I going to get my Hybrid bike...

I think my plan is I going to get my Hybrid bike tuned up next spring (have not ridden it since I got hurt in 2012) and see how riding goes on that. If still seem to burn out I think a hub drive kit...
11-23-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

My goal is exercise and fun. If I want twist and...

My goal is exercise and fun. If I want twist and go I have two motorcycles and two ATVS. I can be found off roading the one hike or ATVS every chance I get itís my favourite pass time. I also love...
11-22-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

Sorry I meant to quote the rad bikes (limberl s...

Sorry I meant to quote the rad bikes (limberl s post)


the lynx looks awesome. But with exchange rate and shipping likely not feasible
11-22-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

I like the look of some of those. But was hoping...

I like the look of some of those. But was hoping for a mid drive as I’m on the heavy side. But perhaps my uses at this stage of things are served well enuff by a hub drive.
11-21-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

what’s the cheapest reputable e Mountain bike or...

what’s the cheapest reputable e Mountain bike or hard tail. Lowest I seeing it the giant fathom e+3
I’d love to get that bike but at $3000 I dunno.

I am not looking for commuting as works 40kms...
11-21-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

Yes but even non assisted bikes I thinks it’s...

Yes but even non assisted bikes I thinks it’s crazy how much some cost.

A absolute top of the line enduro motorcycle. Ready to race KTM 300tpi six days. Is $12300, this is the bike many of the...
11-21-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,497
Posted By TinyBear

Why so expensive?

I just canít find a reason these e bikes or any bicycles are so expensive.

A E mountain bike hard tail starts around the $3500cdn. I can buy a very competent. Duel sport 250cc motorcycle new...
11-19-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By TinyBear

Great info thank you. Then for my purpose sounds...

Great info thank you. Then for my purpose sounds like I may be best to continue switching it up. One day harder resistance shorter time next longer time lower resistance. And increase both as I get...
11-18-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By TinyBear

Exercise bike. Resistance vs Time what burns more.

So I want to slowly ramp up my training for next summer to prevent failing.

Whats better for burning calories. Adding longer time in the saddle as I can or adding harder resistance in a shorter...
11-18-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By TinyBear

I have read that mid drives are better for trail...

I have read that mid drives are better for trail use over the hub drive kits. Trails is where I want to get too in the future so hence looking at complete bikes.

Otherwise I’m a mechanic for a...
11-16-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By TinyBear

I will still be riding motorcycles just going to...

I will still be riding motorcycles just going to give up the off roading side of things.

But big reason I contemplating this is it opens up more available trails if I take the bicycles. And...
11-16-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By TinyBear

E-bike for a BIG slightly damaged guy?

Back in 2009 or so I started cycling to loose weight. At the time I was 26years old 6í and 350lbs. In a few years a knocked the weight down to 250lbs. Then in 2012 I was hit by a car while out on my...
11-12-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By TinyBear

I have not given up by any means on being...

I have not given up by any means on being healthy. If anything I have improved my diet further since becoming diabetic (managed by diet and pills no needles).

I’m also not completely dormant as...
11-11-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By TinyBear

So I suppose deep down I know what I need to do....

So I suppose deep down I know what I need to do. I just don’t want to admit needing to start all over again.

Years ago When I started riding at 350lbs a ride around the block felt huge. And I...
11-11-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By TinyBear

I failed this year. Ideas to succeed next?

This past summer was to be my return to cycling after a forced time away. But sadly I failed. I could make excuses that I was busy with my young daughter and that the pain was too intense from...
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