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08-16-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,732
Posted By FlMTNdude

They vary. We have two which are very friendly in...

They vary. We have two which are very friendly in regards to older/used bikes, even cool with selling a part if I need it today knowing I do my own work. Of course, both of these have a large...
08-16-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By FlMTNdude

I was embarrassed by a near miss with a cyclist...

I was embarrassed by a near miss with a cyclist yesterday. Was in my service truck, strobes on, pulling out of a tight parallel parking spot downtown in heavy rain. Nearly did not see a cyclist...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,796
Posted By FlMTNdude

During the summer it is off and on. Florida...

During the summer it is off and on. Florida weather brings heavy rain July-August from 3 until sunset, at least 4 days out of 7. Winter only gets down to upper 20s, with not as much rain, so most...
08-12-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,316
Posted By FlMTNdude

If you spin it in reverse, will it work like a...

If you spin it in reverse, will it work like a time machine to send one back in time? Also, do they offer a multi coloured version?
08-09-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 30
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Views: 938
Posted By FlMTNdude

54 yo, 52 resting

54 yo, 52 resting
08-07-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,173
Posted By FlMTNdude

Definitely! I have found if I donít get out and...

Definitely! I have found if I donít get out and do it in the morning, it wonít always get done. Work or family will get in the way. Plus cooler and dryer (avoid riding in the rain) in the morning as...
08-06-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By FlMTNdude

If it wonít turn no picking will do the job. My...

If it wonít turn no picking will do the job. My guess is the cylinder has some corrosion and the pins are hanging up. Try drilling out the core. Alternatively a grinder with a cutoff wheel will...
08-02-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,840
Posted By FlMTNdude

Ex Navy. One of the enjoyable things from chow....

Ex Navy. One of the enjoyable things from chow. Still love it, with a craft beer.
07-29-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,337
Posted By FlMTNdude

Probably the same reason we donít go to other...

Probably the same reason we donít go to other kinds of races. Why watch a tiny part of the whole? I have been to the Indy 500. Fun but could barely make out car numbers as they drove past.
As to...
07-19-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By FlMTNdude

Unfortunately the genius is not my own. All my...

Unfortunately the genius is not my own. All my shoes, including my wide width running shoes get this lacing. I am hoping this pair of shoes stretch out a little, I find them still tight, but this...
07-19-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By FlMTNdude

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Maybe not cycling shoes, but I have wider feet and like a wide toe box, kind of...
07-19-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,763
Posted By FlMTNdude

Been pushing 100 since early May, but summer...

Been pushing 100 since early May, but summer never ends in Florida unfortunately. Adjust speed based on duration of the ride, and always hydrate. And remind myself I will have two nice weeks of...
07-16-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,884
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: 41
Views: 1,829
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: 831
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: 12
Views: 980
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: 50
Views: 4,035
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: 939
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: 1,884
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: 5,721
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: 268
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: 268
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: 3,443
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: 5,174
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: 670
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: 2,742
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: 2,715
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: 1,144
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: 107
Views: 11,565
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: 48
Views: 3,038
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: 2,949
Posted By FlMTNdude

Sounds as bad as LetGo

Sounds as bad as LetGo
06-19-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
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: 1,013
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: 848
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: 1,419
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: 7,092
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: 658
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: 5,174
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...
06-04-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,497
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: 5,254
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: 10,225
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: 3,585
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: 112
Views: 7,864
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: 44
Views: 4,314
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: 2,926
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: 4,824
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: 2,602
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: 113
Views: 7,595
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: 1,498
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: 270
Views: 23,473
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...
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