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08-14-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 761
Posted By Speedway2

Consider getting a Single Speed...... I...

Consider getting a Single Speed......
I recently re-discovered my '09 Langster. After climbing a few hills my legs are pumped and my fitness level has increased vs riding my geared bikes (over the...
08-12-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By Speedway2

Lol....reminds me of a boat trip in the Greek...

Lol....reminds me of a boat trip in the Greek Islands while on honeymoon with the "wife" in 1992. Had no idea the boat was a ride to a Clothing Optional beach. It was not very pretty sight (mostly)...
08-12-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By Speedway2

As already mentioned.....try some bar-ends on a...

As already mentioned.....try some bar-ends on a few extended rides. It's low cost and you can install them yourself. Switching to drops involve more parts and additional costs if you're not handy...
08-11-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,386
Posted By Speedway2

Like many here I have bikes with both systems. ...

Like many here I have bikes with both systems. I'm a fair weather cyclist who enjoys a brisk but casual pace.
Both systems work for me but I do prefer the clean minimalist lines of caliper brakes...
08-11-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Speedway2

Hi George.....glad you found this great site to...

Hi George.....glad you found this great site to hang out and share your experiences.

I'm sure the Giant Sedona will serve you well but to answer one of your questions....no, I wouldn't be...
08-08-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4,749
Views: 535,987
Posted By Speedway2

About 5 yrs ago I suspected the OEM Shimano...

About 5 yrs ago I suspected the OEM Shimano freewheel on my '09 Langster was failing (clunking sound).
The LBS offered 2 freewheel replacements. 1. ACS Crossfire($45) and 2. White...
08-07-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 40,152
Posted By Speedway2

I would give up one of my bikes to have this...

I would give up one of my bikes to have this reality.
Enjoy and ride safe.......
08-07-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By Speedway2

I envy those of you who have an ocean within a...

I envy those of you who have an ocean within a short ride. Where I ride the ocean is made of concrete......
08-07-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By Speedway2

I moved from "rat traps" to Shimano SPD 520's in...

I moved from "rat traps" to Shimano SPD 520's in the late-90's(?). I set them at the lowest setting (to Learn).
I'm still using 520's for several of my bikes and still on the lowest setting. ...
08-06-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,948
Posted By Speedway2

This sounds Good Too.....

This sounds Good Too.....
08-06-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,948
Posted By Speedway2

I echo this statement...usually too much beer...

I echo this statement...usually too much beer when I reach my destination.......all's Good:)
08-05-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,117
Posted By Speedway2

I would have kept it as SS......

I would have kept it as SS......
08-04-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By Speedway2

The last time I rode a Fixed Gear was on my Big...

The last time I rode a Fixed Gear was on my Big Wheel Trike (5yrs old?).
Now at 60 I have no desire to be "locked-in" with my SS.....actually I'm in fear of the thought lol.....
08-02-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,284
Posted By Speedway2

I don't see why 40w won't work. The stuff I've...

I don't see why 40w won't work. The stuff I've been using is very thin/light and has been doing an adequate job.
I found a bottle of 80w gear oil in the garage so I'll be using it until further...
08-02-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,809
Posted By Speedway2

Not happening for me today. Got up early to see...

Not happening for me today. Got up early to see high winds (trees blowing) and a downpour. Looks like it's going to be around for a few hours. Then I'm hosting a BBQ (within the beer virus...
08-02-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,284
Posted By Speedway2

^^^^ I do the same as part of my regular...

^^^^ I do the same as part of my regular maintenance. I lie my bike down (driveside up of course) and let it "soak" overnight.
I'm currently using a thin Gun Oil(what was already in the bottle) but...
08-02-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 359,632
Posted By Speedway2

The Old Peddler.....nice job on the brake mount! ...

The Old Peddler.....nice job on the brake mount! I wish I had your mechanical aptitude to do the same on my Cruiser.....
08-01-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By Speedway2

When I ride my SS it's usually early in the...

When I ride my SS it's usually early in the morning before the streets are filled with noise (cars, people, etc). I enjoy the quiet and my Langster only makes noise when I'm coasting.
No gears to...
08-01-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By Speedway2

I have an opinion but this guy has experience,...

I have an opinion but this guy has experience, kinda like the difference between watching porn and having sex.......
07-31-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By Speedway2

2old.....that's a good looking bike! I...

2old.....that's a good looking bike!
I wouldn't do anything but enjoy it for what it is (a Cruiser) and put the $$$ towards buying another bike more suitable for the intended purpose.
07-30-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 19,032
Posted By Speedway2

^^^^ that's a nice looking steel framed bike! ...

^^^^ that's a nice looking steel framed bike! Must be the angle but those brake hood/levers look huge.
07-30-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,071
Posted By Speedway2

I agree...it would be silly for me to think that....

I agree...it would be silly for me to think that. I guess I wasn't thinking. You win.....
07-30-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By Speedway2

Very interesting bike. I never considered a...

Very interesting bike. I never considered a "folding bike" but the way this one is set up..... it intrigues me.
Anyone have any experience riding one of these in this config? How does it...
07-30-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,071
Posted By Speedway2

You would think....but the bike in the pic...

You would think....but the bike in the pic doesn't have any other reflectors and/or lumination on it (and I'm sure there are many more examples). So not so obvious.
07-30-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,071
Posted By Speedway2

If you regularly ride in the dark and your only...

If you regularly ride in the dark and your only means of being "seen" are reflectors......you should take a serious look at your Safety requirements and add lumination.
Those tires ^^^^ would work...
07-29-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Speedway2

Those Hookworms have a nice look and interesting...

Those Hookworms have a nice look and interesting tread pattern.
Kirby999...while you would want the writing on both sides, I'd be blacking out MAXXIS.
You pulled the fenders off one of the...
07-29-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,785
Posted By Speedway2

I carry a spare tube (depending on which bike I`m...

I carry a spare tube (depending on which bike I`m riding of course) a micro pump with dual head and a patch kit. Been lucky with zero flats over the last 3-4 yrs.
Whenever I use a patch and glue...
07-29-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 40,152
Posted By Speedway2

This is a very good point....which is why I add a...

This is a very good point....which is why I add a drop of Blue Loctite on many `critical bolts``.
07-28-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 40,152
Posted By Speedway2

^^^^frankenmike....I had to stare at your pic for...

^^^^frankenmike....I had to stare at your pic for a minute to figure out the bars. I'm sure they're useful but if you're looking to improve it's looks try a set of bullhorns.....
07-28-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By Speedway2

Turning 60 is not a bad thing.....at least we...

Turning 60 is not a bad thing.....at least we made it!.....and if you're still cycling it's even better:)
07-28-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,071
Posted By Speedway2

While I understand the need to be SEEN and how...

While I understand the need to be SEEN and how reflectors can play a role in this....I personally don't like the way they look on my bikes eg in the spokes, attached to the rear seat post, front,...
Forum: Foo
07-27-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 276,568
Posted By Speedway2

Your flea market G-Shock (as is) would be...

Your flea market G-Shock (as is) would be considered a luxury watch compared to my beater .... http://www.casio.com/products/archive/watches/classic/hdds100-1av

I'm sold on Solar Powered...
07-27-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 40,152
Posted By Speedway2

^^^^Love the look of the clear coated raw steel...

^^^^Love the look of the clear coated raw steel frame and welds.
IMO the pedals enhance the Modern Industrial look but if it was my "daily ride" I would be swapping them out for a safer/lighter...
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 276,568
Posted By Speedway2

While I appreciate fine watches I never had the...

While I appreciate fine watches I never had the desire to own one.
When I ride my bike(s) I wear a solar Casio that I bought in 2015 for $15CDN. It's taken a $hit kicking at work and keep on going....
07-24-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Speedway2

Wow that's scary!.....but glad you're ok to ride...

Wow that's scary!.....but glad you're ok to ride another day.
07-24-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,371
Posted By Speedway2

Birthday Rides sound like a great idea! Please...

Birthday Rides sound like a great idea! Please just don't do it in your Birthday suit........
07-24-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Speedway2

I tried mine with the bars "flipped" like in the...

I tried mine with the bars "flipped" like in the pic ad(top) but my 60yr old back didn't like it much so it now stays in the up right position (bar...not back))...
07-23-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 40,152
Posted By Speedway2

GhostSS....that's an awesome looking SS! Need to...

GhostSS....that's an awesome looking SS! Need to see more pics about your ride on Shimanami Kaido.
I'm kinda curious about your choice in footwear:) and the weight of your bike after your efforts...
07-22-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,282
Posted By Speedway2

Take the wheel reflectors off to save weight and...

Take the wheel reflectors off to save weight and improve looks:)
07-22-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By Speedway2

I'm with DorkDisk.....you gotta take a good look...

I'm with DorkDisk.....you gotta take a good look at Jamis for their offerings.
My LBS is a Jamis Dealer and had it not been closed due to the beer virus I probably would own a Gravel bike.....
07-21-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,625
Posted By Speedway2

75cm wide handlebars!!! Holy Moley.....they must...

75cm wide handlebars!!! Holy Moley.....they must be measured at the widest outside edge of the flared drops?
07-19-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,809
Posted By Speedway2

SS Sunday!......went out earlier due to extreme...

SS Sunday!......went out earlier due to extreme rain front moving in. There was a slight breeze at my back when I headed east on my usual SS route.
By the time I hit my "turn-around-point" the...
07-19-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Speedway2

coopman.....it depends on what kind of $$ and...

coopman.....it depends on what kind of $$ and time you want to invest on the "old" Raleigh.

Like AlmostTrick "said".....if you enjoy wrenching on bikes then go for it and buy some tools....
07-19-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,440
Posted By Speedway2

How does fixing a flat tire affect your rides?

I know for a fact that if I don't fix the flat tire it WILL affect my rides.....
I carry a spare tube, small patch kit, micro pump, multi-tool, and a crescent wrench......JIC
07-18-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,969
Posted By Speedway2

My Langster is 42/16 and has a flipflop hub. At...

My Langster is 42/16 and has a flipflop hub. At my age I fear riding it in fixed! lol...
07-18-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,969
Posted By Speedway2

So my Gear Inches works out to (42/16)x27=70.875...

So my Gear Inches works out to (42/16)x27=70.875 and it seems just about right for my 60yrs young legs
In my previous post I indicated my Langster was 46/16. If that was the case I probably wouldn't...
07-17-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,251
Posted By Speedway2

curieux88....turned out great! The chrome levers...

curieux88....turned out great! The chrome levers works with the rest of your bike.
07-17-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,625
Posted By Speedway2

Hey veganbikes....those are pretty narrow bars! ...

Hey veganbikes....those are pretty narrow bars!
I know you probably meant cm's. Just busting your chops....:)
07-17-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,625
Posted By Speedway2

I have different widths depending on the...

I have different widths depending on the bike.....24"/flat bar Hybrid, 420mm Bullhorns/single speed, 22"/flat bar Muirwoods.
But my favourite bars are the ones that have cold beer:)
07-17-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,969
Posted By Speedway2

My Langster came with 46/16. On the flats it's...

My Langster came with 46/16. On the flats it's Ok and allows me to maintain a comfortable cadence.
On one of my routes there's a long descending hill that I always end up coasting cause I spin-out....
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