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07-15-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks, found it. I had only been able to pull up...

Thanks, found it. I had only been able to pull up the 2019 models. I also hope the 2 & 1 are added. Over all a nice bike.
Frank.
07-15-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Helderberg

I liked it but the cockpit was too cramped for...

I liked it but the cockpit was too cramped for me. Hate to see it go if it has been replaced as I have recommended it to a few of my friends. Will have to see if they do add it to their site later....
07-15-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Helderberg

Giant 2020

Has the Escape line been replaced with the Cross City line? The only Escape models I can find on the Giant site are 2019.
Frank.
07-14-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Helderberg

I posted earlier but I was remiss for not...

I posted earlier but I was remiss for not including that this forum is not real supportive of Cannondale Quick models. Very few of us here but do not read this as I feel the other brands are not...
07-13-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Helderberg

I can only speak to the Quick line as I do not...

I can only speak to the Quick line as I do not ride any other brands. I first bought a Quick 7 and after a few months I wanted more of a road bike flat bar and bought a 3. If I had to do it over...
07-11-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Helderberg

After reading the previous posts I decided to...

After reading the previous posts I decided to look into the width of my bars in respect to my shoulder width. I tried moving my hands inward in differing amounts. Found that I felt better with my...
07-08-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Helderberg

I ride Cannondale Quick but around here the big...

I ride Cannondale Quick but around here the big names are Trek, Specialized, and Giant. From what I have found the equivalent models across the lines of the big names can be fairly close with regards...
07-07-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,750
Posted By Helderberg

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/564x962/52ebbf72df1a753213701c6dcadc0519_fd24f0b658bc91643e812a3dadf757694548e798.jpg

I try to look at this way at 70 years old. I will take...
07-04-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By Helderberg

I bought an adjustable that was good but not the...

I bought an adjustable that was good but not the best. When I found what angle I wanted I replaced it with a one piece. The adjustable was a solid piece but I like the idea of a solid piece securing...
07-02-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By Helderberg

Before you cut the bar or spend money on lock on...

Before you cut the bar or spend money on lock on grips why not use the brake lock rings as a stop point? Slide the grips out to the outermost placement move your brake rings out to touch as a stop...
07-01-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks. I will let you know what an "Epic...

Thanks. I will let you know what an "Epic Ride"feels like when I have one. :lol:
Be safe all, Frank.
07-01-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By Helderberg

Made a huge beginners mistake today.

Was riding in my community today where the speed limit is 25 mph. I ride here all the time and have established a real false sense of security as the traffic is light during the day and usually slow....
06-30-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By Helderberg

Just a nice ride.

Went out yesterday with the idea of just getting in a few miles as it was 97* and very humid. I have four segments laid out on my Strava but decided to not get into that mindset and just have a nice...
06-27-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks all. Frank.

Thanks all.
Frank.
06-27-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By Helderberg

It's been my experience that if you get a used...

It's been my experience that if you get a used bike off Craigslist of instance, you will need to have it tuned up and if you buy a cheep bike from lets say Walmart you will need to have it tuned up....
06-27-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,575
Posted By Helderberg

There are photos of me at what looks like 5 years...

There are photos of me at what looks like 5 years old, 1953, on a two wheeler with training wheels. I don't remember the bike that came next but I did inherit an "English" three speed bike from the...
06-25-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,359
Posted By Helderberg

As a plumbing contractor I worked a lot of new...

As a plumbing contractor I worked a lot of new construction early in my career. 10* to 90* days were the common winter and summer temps. As I got older less new and more remodeling and service work....
06-24-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks all for the responses. Had it out...

Thanks all for the responses. Had it out yesterday and after changing the battery setting from saver mode it is working again. I crashed my phone last week, user error, and when I got it back I...
06-22-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By Helderberg

Riding shorts?

How many of the posters here wear padded riding shorts? I see this mentioned all the time in the road biking forums across the internet but was wondering if anyone riding a Hybrid believes they are...
06-21-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all for your responses. I did have it...

Thank you all for your responses. I did have it on the battery saver mode and have since shut it off. I did a small round the block ride and it seems to have cured the issue.
Thanks again, Frank.
06-21-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By Helderberg

Darn Strava.

Went out for a ride earlier this week and was out to set a new PB for a segment on my Strava. Got home after the ride and found the only thing recorded was a straight line. Checked the settings and...
06-18-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,360
Posted By Helderberg

Go and get some seat time on each of the bikes....

Go and get some seat time on each of the bikes. They are going to be about the same quality of components but the frame/fit is what is going to keep you on or off the bike in the long run.
Frank.
06-16-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,484
Posted By Helderberg

I would want to know what the spec's are for the...

I would want to know what the spec's are for the mechanicals before I gave an answer. That said, I think you could do as well with another brand but without the aforementioned info I can not be sure....
06-14-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Helderberg

I am 70 and still riding. Welcome aboard...

I am 70 and still riding. Welcome aboard youngster. Ride everyday you can for what ever time you can.
Frank.
06-13-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,261
Posted By Helderberg

Not a lot of shoulder here on the state and town...

Not a lot of shoulder here on the state and town roads so I tend to stay in the community where I live. I have an outside route now that has a sidewalk that I have used on occasion when the drivers...
06-12-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,103
Posted By Helderberg

What the previous posts have said. Find two...

What the previous posts have said. Find two repeatable spots on your bike, head tube, bottom bracket, are the two I use, to take your measurements from. I make sure to parallel the seat tube with the...
06-10-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,576
Posted By Helderberg

My story is of the Cannondale Quick bikes but in...

My story is of the Cannondale Quick bikes but in reference to your post. I bought a large as I too wanted the immediate gratification of walking out with the bike. Rode it for a couple of days but I...
06-09-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you. I appreciate you input. Frank.

Thank you. I appreciate you input.
Frank.
06-09-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By Helderberg

Information on the Brooks B-17 Saddle

I was looking at the B-17 advertisement and saw, from the bottom view, that there are a series of holes and laces that appear to offer adjustment for width and a bolt at the nose that appears to...
06-09-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,753
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations on the ride. Tough weather made...

Congratulations on the ride. Tough weather made it a memorable one. Beautiful photos and informative report.
Frank.
06-08-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,014
Posted By Helderberg

You are looking at two good bikes so quality is...

You are looking at two good bikes so quality is not an issue. The disc brakes are a good addition in my opinion but above all fit is the most important thing between them. Get some seat time on both...
06-06-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,886
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations! I am in NC and find the humidity...

Congratulations! I am in NC and find the humidity is what hurts the most. Do what you can and enjoy.
Frank.
06-03-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By Helderberg

Never mind. I just discussed their return policy...

Never mind. I just discussed their return policy with one of their rep's and will not be doing business with them regardless.
Frank.
06-03-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By Helderberg

Did a search but found nothing.

Does anyone have any experience with a online store called "Chain Reaction Cycles"? I want to order from them but have no reference to judge them other than what the site telles me. Any input would...
05-29-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By Helderberg

Ended up Specialized.

Ended up trying a Specialized Seat and liked it a lot. After about 10 miles it really started to hurt the sit bones but the shape was very good for my man parts and thighs.
Did a little more web...
05-25-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Helderberg

Went on a 3 mile walk on hills and a walking...

Went on a 3 mile walk on hills and a walking trail with the dog this morning before the temps took off. Tried to get in a ride after lunch but only put in around 8 and my legs just said they had had...
05-25-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By Helderberg

Well, here is where I am as of today. After...

Well, here is where I am as of today. After getting my sit bones measurement I went on line, looking at a seat, the "chat" window opened and I asked if the seat I was looking at was the correct seat...
05-25-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all. Frank.

Thank you all.
Frank.
05-25-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By Helderberg

What issues are you dealing with? Comfort?...

What issues are you dealing with? Comfort? Numbness? Saddle width issues? How much time in the saddle have you had recently and with a particular saddle?

All of these and time in saddle, 1.5 - 2...
05-25-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,900
Posted By Helderberg

Just went from a 11-32 9sp to a 11-36 9sp on my...

Just went from a 11-32 9sp to a 11-36 9sp on my Quick 3 and for all the same reasons as stated above. 70 year old knees just don't want to here it on some rides so the lower end really helps take the...
05-24-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for your response. What make and model...

Thank you for your response. What make and model seat did you end up with? I am so completely lost with finding the right type of seat I am ready to scream. I would pull my hair out but most of that...
05-24-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for the explanation and I honestly was...

Thank you for the explanation and I honestly was not trying to pull something. I am so confused as to what is the best next move for me to get a seat the is comfortable for my boney old butt. ...
05-24-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By Helderberg

What do you mean with this? Have I done something...

What do you mean with this? Have I done something wrong? If so I do apologize. I posted in both of these as I am well over 50 and I ride a Hybrid.
Frank.
05-24-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,417
Posted By Helderberg

Ergon bike saddles?

Post removed as I have screwed up and I apologize.
Frank.
05-24-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By Helderberg

Ergon bike saddles?

Anyone here have any experience with Ergon saddles? Looking for some background on the quality and what modeles you have used.
Thanks, Frank.
P/s: Going to also post this in the over 50+ forum.
05-23-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,532
Posted By Helderberg

Get out there and be careful. Frank.

Get out there and be careful.
Frank.
05-23-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By Helderberg

What brakes are you running? Must be disc? ...

What brakes are you running? Must be disc?
Frank.
05-22-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By Helderberg

Sounds like you have a good setup for hills. What...

Sounds like you have a good setup for hills. What did the smaller wheels do to your net gearing? Do you run disc brakes or was there enough adjustment on the cinchers?
Frank.
05-22-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks hokiefyd for your response. the rear cog...

Thanks hokiefyd for your response. the rear cog change made a huge difference with the hills around here and my old legs.
Frank.
05-21-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By Helderberg

Had some mods done to my primary ride.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/blackbike_mod_1745b8aa8b9e169ea4283068112d55724fafe68f.jpg...
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