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09-03-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,531
Posted By Ridefreemc

Thank you.

Thank you.
09-02-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,531
Posted By Ridefreemc

I cannot make out the manufacturer of this...

I cannot make out the manufacturer of this beautiful bike. Would you share the name please?
Forum: Touring
10-14-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,158
Posted By Ridefreemc

Titanium. I love my Kona Rove TI. Remember that...

Titanium. I love my Kona Rove TI. Remember that the wheels can make or break the ride as well. Had a Litespeed with crappy wheels and it rode very poorly. Wasn't the frame.
Forum: Touring
08-08-18, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Ridefreemc

Not what Iíd do but depending on the horizontal...

Not what Iíd do but depending on the horizontal diameter rack tubes you have you can put double set of panniers from any of the companies that sell those as waterproof. I kept my set from the...
Forum: Touring
08-04-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Ridefreemc

They have all kinds of niggly little clasps used...

They have all kinds of niggly little clasps used for closing them as I remember. They don't close very well either. I just remember it took much more time to close them up, and they just didn't close...
Forum: Touring
07-23-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Ridefreemc

Not very much and they are a pain to use. I...

Not very much and they are a pain to use. I prefer the Xtracycle bags by far.
05-10-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,005
Posted By Ridefreemc

I saw Chasing the Badger above, but not sure I...

I saw Chasing the Badger above, but not sure I saw Slaying the Badger. I watched that again last night and liked it.
05-06-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

Thank you.

Thank you.
05-06-18, 04:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

I did regressed re-greased it after cleaning out...

I did regressed re-greased it after cleaning out the little that was in there. So the bearings get damaged first in a situation like this?
05-05-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

Agree! Also, it was so tight if I'd have ridden...

Agree! Also, it was so tight if I'd have ridden much more I think the races would have been damaged. The LBS owner is a friend so I'll let hm know (regardless of friendship, I'd let the owner know,...
05-05-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

I read this post yesterday before my cruiser ride...

I read this post yesterday before my cruiser ride to an appointment, and as I was riding out of the driveway I thought "why would someone repack the bearings on a new bike?" I rode about 15 miles and...
05-04-18, 03:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

That’s a good solid distance each month. I find I...

That’s a good solid distance each month. I find I use this cruiser for everything local (pub, library, mom and dad’s, etc.) and my Kona Rive Ti for the longer stuff and tours.
05-03-18, 03:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,950
Posted By Ridefreemc

There is a sucker born every minute. Or another...

There is a sucker born every minute. Or another way to look at it, if you want to work into your 80's paying off debt and buying things you don't need so be it - "then its their business" right?...
05-03-18, 03:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Ridefreemc

Interesting and thorough response. Thank you. ...

Interesting and thorough response. Thank you.

I use T9 on my boat and boat trailer and i is great for keeping rust away (salt water), however I'm not sure f its lubricating capabilities. I did use...
04-29-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

Well two 10 mile rides (cruises?) and I like the...

Well two 10 mile rides (cruises?) and I like the new bike. Pretty cool to hop on with candles and my sun hat and not worry about cleated shoes and helmet too.
04-22-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,086
Posted By Ridefreemc

As long as you are rollin' you are doing well,...

As long as you are rollin' you are doing well, that is regardless of how you roll!
04-22-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,800
Posted By Ridefreemc

The post is getting off subject and quite...

The post is getting off subject and quite judgmental/political. I just don't appreciate the bashing of local government. There are so many good bike plans out there and the ones in our area are not...
04-21-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,800
Posted By Ridefreemc

Someone may be grossing a big profit, but it...

Someone may be grossing a big profit, but it isn't the local governments. As to parking that's another story altogether, but I would suggest that in most cities we have plenty. When you add up how...
04-21-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,800
Posted By Ridefreemc

How do you comet that conclusion? Care to explain?

How do you comet that conclusion? Care to explain?
04-19-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,800
Posted By Ridefreemc

Sorry, I think I was being myopic and maybe a...

Sorry, I think I was being myopic and maybe a little defensive. We get blamed for a lot that we donít have a lot of control over (like traffic when you say you are a transportation planner). . The...
04-19-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,800
Posted By Ridefreemc

Planners don't get to pick the bikes, as far as I...

Planners don't get to pick the bikes, as far as I know (planner for 32 years and involved in recent bike share stuff).
04-18-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,995
Posted By Ridefreemc

I think its a reproduction. The guy mimicked the...

I think its a reproduction. The guy mimicked the original. but still neat cruiser.
04-15-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,529
Posted By Ridefreemc

Bicycle Thieves

Anyone watch this film? I really enjoyed it and it made me think of you guys and gals here in terms of how important a bicycle can be.
04-15-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,606
Posted By Ridefreemc

I think I know what BC is, but not AB.

I think I know what BC is, but not AB.
04-15-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,995
Posted By Ridefreemc

Only 100 made. Circa 1994 Here you go for...

Only 100 made. Circa 1994

Here you go for half (almost) the price:...
04-14-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,360
Posted By Ridefreemc

I don't know for sure and I had the option to...

I don't know for sure and I had the option to remove all doubt by using a good ss bottle. Doubt gone, problem solved. Except you cannot squirt at pursuing dogs:eek:
04-14-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

Went into my LBS and ordered the grey one with...

Went into my LBS and ordered the grey one with orange chain guard (pants protector??). Should be here in a week or so. I think I'll paint the chain guard first :thumb:
04-14-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,086
Posted By Ridefreemc

Not at $900 less than the Vette! Wow, that was...

Not at $900 less than the Vette! Wow, that was pricey. I did have a buddy with a 327 in his and it was fast!

I was referring to those cars that showed high speed possible, but you'd be lucky to...
04-14-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,086
Posted By Ridefreemc

Seems as though the speed range on BCs is fairly...

Seems as though the speed range on BCs is fairly narrow so I would think that more than 1 or 3 would be overkill. Sort of like the speedo on a Chevy Vega showing up to 120 mph.
04-14-18, 04:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

Ut O! Iíve not been on the cruiser sub forum...

Ut O! Iíve not been on the cruiser sub forum before now but this sounds like a fender or kickstand debate from one of the other sub forums. 😳🤪

The shop has the green fading to blue color now and I...
04-13-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

Just rode this and liked it quite a bit: ...

Just rode this and liked it quite a bit:

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/simple-single#swiper
04-13-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,086
Posted By Ridefreemc

That's what I thought too. I have seen many...

That's what I thought too. I have seen many riding around here and the people are pedaling so slow and moving so slow I would blame that on the position in part. Not that I want a speedster, but I do...
04-13-18, 05:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

I saw that earlier in the picture thread and was...

I saw that earlier in the picture thread and was attracted to is somewhat. Thanks for bringing it back up.
04-13-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,086
Posted By Ridefreemc

That is what I was anticipating. Thank you. ...

That is what I was anticipating.

Thank you.

Anyone else that wants to chime in please do.
04-12-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

Wow! No doubting that is aluminum! I'm...

Wow! No doubting that is aluminum!

I'm looking to blend in though, as my Kona would be $$ to replace if stolen when I visit local coffee shops or brew pubs.
04-12-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ridefreemc

Aluminum framed cruiser?

I've found that Phat makes one, but do any of you know a manufacturer that makes a classic looking beach cruiser in aluminum that does not have the pedal forward geometry?

This post relates to my...
04-12-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,086
Posted By Ridefreemc

I like the fact that you have pretty good handle...

I like the fact that you have pretty good handle bar control on the standard setup, but the pedal motion does not allow hardly any leverage (of course not even close to my Kona Rove Ti). Do you think...
04-12-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,086
Posted By Ridefreemc

Pedal Forward Opinions

I'm looking at an SE Bikes cruiser (they use Touch Down Geometry - not as far back) or a Phat cruiser and they both come with pedal forward positioning. Many years ago I rode a standard beach...
Forum: Touring
03-04-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,006
Posted By Ridefreemc

Brooks.

Brooks.
Forum: Touring
03-03-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,006
Posted By Ridefreemc

I like non-waterproof. These have a great...

I like non-waterproof. These have a great attachment system - simple and effective:
Lone Peak Panniers and Packs Home ? TheTouringStore.com...
Forum: Touring
03-03-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,885
Posted By Ridefreemc

I thought I was the only one that thought this. I...

I thought I was the only one that thought this. I agree with you.
Forum: Touring
02-16-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,541
Posted By Ridefreemc

Wouldn't mind trying one as well.

Wouldn't mind trying one as well.
Forum: Touring
02-16-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,541
Posted By Ridefreemc

Towards the end of a recent hike in the Rockies I...

Towards the end of a recent hike in the Rockies I used my bear canister for everything I could fit in it so that I could place the weight low and have nothing on the outside of the pack. Easier for...
Forum: Touring
02-15-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,541
Posted By Ridefreemc

:thumb: Plus same experience from hanging...

:thumb:

Plus same experience from hanging the food, but from mice! However never a problem when I wild camp. Only in frequented camp "sites."
Forum: Touring
02-14-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,263
Posted By Ridefreemc

Watched 5 or so racoons around a group at a...

Watched 5 or so racoons around a group at a campfire in Ft. Pickens. One would reach into the KFC bucket and pull out chicken- right under the picnic table where people were sitting. The people never...
Forum: Touring
02-14-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,541
Posted By Ridefreemc

I'd never do this in bear country. No way, no...

I'd never do this in bear country. No way, no how. Illegal in some areas (you must have approved bear canister).

To the OP, a bear proof canister would be a pain - and overkill- on a bike. They...
02-10-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,815
Posted By Ridefreemc

I found that RevZilla always had the best prices,...

I found that RevZilla always had the best prices, and great information on their products.
02-08-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,815
Posted By Ridefreemc

I got the Specialized Trident long finger gloves....

I got the Specialized Trident long finger gloves. Very comfy, and yes the padding is in the center where I need it. I also have an issue with my right hand whereby the tendons are fusing with the...
02-08-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,815
Posted By Ridefreemc

Thanks Hondo - nice to hear you've had some...

Thanks Hondo - nice to hear you've had some success and maybe I will as well.
02-08-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,815
Posted By Ridefreemc

High 5 55! Cool stuff on that site. I'll look...

High 5 55! Cool stuff on that site. I'll look them over. Thank you.
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