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08-02-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By slowpacer

Tubes are relatively inexpensive, so it's a good...

Tubes are relatively inexpensive, so it's a good idea to buy a few and keep a couple as backup. For a good quality and well priced tires, look at Panaracer Tour tires. I've been using the 700cx42mm...
07-11-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 429,604
Posted By slowpacer

Please tell us your age. 62 1. What type...

Please tell us your age.
62

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Flat bar hybrid bike as indicated in my profile

2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown...
07-11-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By slowpacer

Ditto on the Coreg. I had heart failure a couple...

Ditto on the Coreg. I had heart failure a couple of years ago and was prescribed Coreg. I ended up passing out twice because my blood pressure would drop very low because of it. I determined the...
07-10-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,116
Posted By slowpacer

It's not only amazon trucks in my area, it's ups,...

It's not only amazon trucks in my area, it's ups, fedex, other delivery trucks/cars and etc. Online business is booming for some and brick and mortar stores are going bankrupt as a result of the...
07-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By slowpacer

My bike has an aluminum fork and the ride is very...

My bike has an aluminum fork and the ride is very confortable but it was very harsh originally. I changed from 28->35->42mm wide tires, swapped to smaller diameter handlebar from 31.8mm to 25.4mm,...
07-06-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By slowpacer

I have a Niterider Swift 300 that cost me around...

I have a Niterider Swift 300 that cost me around $16 and does a good job for daylight or night time in the city and its battery life is fine. I also have an older model Fenix that takes 2 rechargable...
06-18-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,515
Posted By slowpacer

I have a 2014 black Sirrus that i like. The white...

I have a 2014 black Sirrus that i like. The white frame with black fork and red accents look better in my opinion.
06-14-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By slowpacer

I went from 700x28mm Specialized tires that...

I went from 700x28mm Specialized tires that originally came with the bike to 35mm Panaracer T-Serves and the comfort level improved greatly. My bike has an aluminum fork so i recently switched to a...
04-19-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By slowpacer

If i was to get a comfort bike now, i would buy a...

If i was to get a comfort bike now, i would buy a Specialized Roll. They have listed a couple of models for around $450 on their website including one that has disc brakes.
04-12-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 377,263
Posted By slowpacer

2012 Sirrus Sport seems to be 68mm square taper:...

2012 Sirrus Sport seems to be 68mm square taper: Specialized Sirrus Sport (2012) Specs (http://www.bikeroar.com/products/specialized/sirrus-sport-2012/specs)

And here is how to measure it...
04-10-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,682
Posted By slowpacer

I like Ryan Van Duzer's channel too in addition...

I like Ryan Van Duzer's channel too in addition to the ones mentioned here.
03-19-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,504
Posted By slowpacer

A few days ago i noticed more than usual cyclists...

A few days ago i noticed more than usual cyclists around here as well, however it's been rainy for the past week or so but that day was nice and sunny. I for one go for a few mile daily ride if the...
03-18-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By slowpacer

Before buying a bike it's good practice to test...

Before buying a bike it's good practice to test ride it to make sue it fits you properly and is comfortable. You can buy a brand new decent bike between $400-$500, for example Giant Cypress, Trek...
03-10-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By slowpacer

I also keep my bike indoors and couldn't stand...

I also keep my bike indoors and couldn't stand the smell of Pro Link chain lube. "Finish Line Wet" solved that problem. It is however much thicker than Pro Link but my chain is much quieter than ever...
02-17-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 927
Posted By slowpacer

Try some Simple Green all purpose cleaner.

Try some Simple Green all purpose cleaner.
02-06-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,663
Posted By slowpacer

I've started drinking 2 glasses of kale juice/day...

I've started drinking 2 glasses of kale juice/day with turnip, ginger and lemon in it and it has cleared up my sinuses significantly. This has been kind of an unintended consequence because the...
12-01-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,131
Posted By slowpacer

Very good indeed but i usually just drink lemon...

Very good indeed but i usually just drink lemon water because i'm diabetic.
11-11-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By slowpacer

I would get the one that accepts the widest...

I would get the one that accepts the widest tires. Also, not a fan of FSA Mega Expo crankset, because it has a 19mm diameter spindle that only FSA makes bottom brackets for it as opposed to Simano's...
11-02-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By slowpacer

I think the headset on this bike is called...

I think the headset on this bike is called "Campagnolo Hiddenset". There are crown races with pictures sold on ebay and amazon for this particular type of headset.
10-21-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 377,263
Posted By slowpacer

Sorry! don't mean to hijack this thread, just...

Sorry! don't mean to hijack this thread, just want to say that i lived in your neck of the woods (Toronto) for a decade or so in my younger days and riding was one of the ways that i appreciated the...
10-21-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 377,263
Posted By slowpacer

I converted my 2014 Sirrus to 1 x 12/36 a couple...

I converted my 2014 Sirrus to 1 x 12/36 a couple of weeks ago and the Shimano cranks that i ordered came with 36t chainring, i have a 40t chainring waiting to be swapped but have been too lazy to do...
10-21-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 377,263
Posted By slowpacer

Specialized website does not provide details...

Specialized website does not provide details about this bike's cranks other than the spindle having 24mm diameter. You can however look at the markings on the bottom bracket and/or cranks to get more...
10-20-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 377,263
Posted By slowpacer

What year and model is your bike and crankset?

What year and model is your bike and crankset?
10-20-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,949
Posted By slowpacer

I smoked a pack a day for 23 years and there were...

I smoked a pack a day for 23 years and there were periods that i went up to 3 packs. I quit a few times during this time for intervals of a few months but i went back to smoking. However, the last...
10-09-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By slowpacer

Maybe a step through bike like Specialized...

Maybe a step through bike like Specialized Crossroads? Crossroads 1.0 & 2.0 have 700x45mm tires and are listed on their website for $450 & $550.

Specialized used to make extra small Sirrus a few...
07-15-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 377,263
Posted By slowpacer

It may be the optics in the photo but the "S" in...

It may be the optics in the photo but the "S" in the photo does not look dead center to me. It may also be that the print on the bar is a little off center. In any case moving the bar 3mm to right...
07-15-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,294
Posted By slowpacer

What you explain could be a result of incorrect...

What you explain could be a result of incorrect frame size, incorrect seat position or height, incorrect stem length or your handlebar being too low. It could be that all you may need to do is to...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,797
Posted By slowpacer

There are plenty of new hybrid bike choices for...

There are plenty of new hybrid bike choices for under $500 that also accept wider tires and come with warranty.
06-12-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,520
Posted By slowpacer

You can try D-Mannose to see if it will help,...

You can try D-Mannose to see if it will help, it's a type of sugar that is very effective against UTI. Combined with unsweetened cranberry juice, it will get rid of infection in no time, if that is...
06-12-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,839
Posted By slowpacer

Another vote for CoQ10.

Another vote for CoQ10.
06-11-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,784
Posted By slowpacer

You can find good deals on ebay for example: ...

You can find good deals on ebay for example:

this trek road frame...
06-08-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,644
Posted By slowpacer

Hi, i'm a 60 year old male and i have type 2...

Hi, i'm a 60 year old male and i have type 2 diabetes and neuropathy (pain in my feet). One year ago i was rushed to ER because i could hardly breath. Turned out i had congestive heart failure...
10-05-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By slowpacer

You can make your own pizza crust with...

You can make your own pizza crust with cauliflower, it's easy to make, tastes just as good and doesn't have all the carbs. Youtube has tons of videos on it. I also used to make my own pizza with pita...
09-23-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By slowpacer

High sugar consumption will bump up blood...

High sugar consumption will bump up blood pressure at least it was the case for me. Try a diet without sugar and white flour for 2-3 days and see what happens. Low potassium levels will also cause...
09-05-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,722
Posted By slowpacer

They put me on blood pressure medicine Coreg a...

They put me on blood pressure medicine Coreg a few weeks ago after heart failure and stent placement. I was getting dizzy and weak because of low blood pressure until i passed out twice when my bp...
09-03-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By slowpacer

Went back to hospital as scheduled to have the...

Went back to hospital as scheduled to have the right artery opened too. They put in 3 stents in the right artery which makes it a total of 8. The doctor who did the procedure said the 5 stents from 2...
08-28-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By slowpacer

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Thanks for sharing your experience.
08-28-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By slowpacer

Went to ER because of shortness of breath 5 weeks...

Went to ER because of shortness of breath 5 weeks ago, turns out it was because of liquid in my lungs caused by congestive heart failure and they said i've had 2 heart attacks. Doc says they were...
08-27-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By slowpacer

My wife was shocked twice 6 years ago at 48 and...

My wife was shocked twice 6 years ago at 48 and it's really nothing to worry about. There is no pain or even discomfort and you will immediately know whether it worked or not. For her it did not work...
08-25-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By slowpacer

I find SwansonVitamins products reasonably priced...

I find SwansonVitamins products reasonably priced and most of them good quality, they also carry other brands of products besides their own and you can usually find a discount coupon somewhere. The...
08-21-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By slowpacer

Increased water intake may increase blood...

Increased water intake may increase blood pressure. In my case, cutting out sugar and white flour completely (not salt) from my diet in addition to eating healthy brought down my blood pressure to...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,582
Posted By slowpacer

What may be described as a smooth ride for...

What may be described as a smooth ride for someone, may not feel so smooth to you, so it's best to ride a few different bikes and judge for yourself. Ride comfort has a lot to do with many things,...
12-13-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,140
Posted By slowpacer

I have a Fenix BT20 and although it's...

I have a Fenix BT20 and although it's discontinued now, it's a great quality light. It's battery pack takes 2 x 18650 batteries which are removable, so you can carry extra set of batteries with you....
Forum: Commuting
11-30-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,995
Posted By slowpacer

The original photo of the Brooks saddle looks...

The original photo of the Brooks saddle looks correct but i had to flip it horizontally in the software, therefore it looks backward in the modified picture. The saddle rails are black in this mockup...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,995
Posted By slowpacer

You're very welcome.

You're very welcome.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,995
Posted By slowpacer

If you meant the mockup, i appreciate it, but...

If you meant the mockup, i appreciate it, but wish i was that good. You will see imperfections when you zoom in to the picture.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,995
Posted By slowpacer

I'm glad you liked it. Added black fenders and...

I'm glad you liked it. Added black fenders and white/black Podium water bottle to the mockup. I couldn't find picture of silver fenders taken from the right angle so went with black ones. For some...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,995
Posted By slowpacer

Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet...

Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet (http://imgur.com/a/zPRJe)

Here's a little photoshop based on what most everyone suggested.

Changes:
- Chrome rack (already mentioned in this...
11-04-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,616
Posted By slowpacer

As mentioned by 1989Pre, i would recommend doing...

As mentioned by 1989Pre, i would recommend doing a liver flush and other cleanses. You can lose a few lbs during a liver flush and your appetite will diminish greatly after in addition to feeling...
06-18-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,088
Posted By slowpacer

I use these...

I use these (https://www.amazon.com/VX-Components-VP-VX-Clipless-Mountain/dp/B00O9XZA5O/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1466280235&sr=8-5&keywords=vx+clipless+pedals) pedals from VP Components and love them....
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