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05-30-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 117,912
Posted By russtopherb

13mi. Planned to do my first 20mi ride but...

13mi. Planned to do my first 20mi ride but realized the route I picked wasn't going to work out for that in my condition. It was the right call.
05-26-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By russtopherb

Could be a number of things, but most likely...

Could be a number of things, but most likely comes down to the components. The Sirrus most likely has higher end groupset, I believe that frame and fork are all aluminum vs the Cannondale that has a...
05-25-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7,566
Views: 2,346,962
Posted By russtopherb

Picked this up on Saturday, and it proceeded to...

Picked this up on Saturday, and it proceeded to pour all day (of course) so I was able to get it out for a bit yesterday on a break-in ride. What a smooth bike! ...
05-11-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,192
Posted By russtopherb

I'm very thankful and grateful for this thread....

I'm very thankful and grateful for this thread. As someone who takes a 1 blade to his noggin every week in a misguided attempt to try and disguise how thin his top is getting, and is also fairly new...
Forum: Introductions
05-08-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By russtopherb

Hello from southeastern MA!

Hello from southeastern MA!
Forum: Northeast
05-08-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8,915
Views: 1,017,579
Posted By russtopherb

Alas, no riding for me this week southeast of...

Alas, no riding for me this week southeast of Boston. Picked up some food poisoning earlier this week that's wiped me out. Fingers crossed I'll be able to get out a few times this weekend to make up...
05-07-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By russtopherb

I've owned 2 Murrays in my life. One was a chrome...

I've owned 2 Murrays in my life. One was a chrome and black BMX that I raced around age 11-12 in the mid 80's and I bent the cranks landing from a jump.

The other was an inexpensive MTB purchased...
05-06-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,150
Posted By russtopherb

Well that's two new things I've learned from this...

Well that's two new things I've learned from this thread!
05-06-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,864
Posted By russtopherb

I live in MA but work in RI, and need a new bike....

I live in MA but work in RI, and need a new bike. Unfortunately every LBS around the house or the office is either closed entirely, or open only for curbside. I need to get fitted so I'm concerned...
05-05-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,150
Posted By russtopherb

Before this thread, I had never heard of bone...

Before this thread, I had never heard of bone conduction headphones. Something new to check out.

I could never listen to music with just one headphone in. It would feel so unbalanced, missing...
Forum: Introductions
05-05-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By russtopherb

Welcome, from southeastern MA!

Welcome, from southeastern MA!
05-03-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,827
Posted By russtopherb

No mask while biking. I'm also only riding on...

No mask while biking. I'm also only riding on streets, no paths that I'm sharing with pedestrians. I do wear a mask everywhere else, it's on as soon as I open my car door. Here in MA, this week it...
05-01-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By russtopherb

Reminds me of my former neighbor who saw kids...

Reminds me of my former neighbor who saw kids stealing our bikes our of our garage. He ran over and grabbed one of the kids by the ear and yanked him right off the bike and pinned him to the ground....
04-28-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By russtopherb

Just wanted to come in here and post thanks and...

Just wanted to come in here and post thanks and gratitude to brian3069 for shipping me the washer I lost when my brake fell apart. It was a very gracious gesture on his part to help out. Many thanks,...
04-24-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By russtopherb

Same here. Just got back into riding and it's...

Same here. Just got back into riding and it's been raining and windy pretty much non-stop the past month I've been working from home.
04-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 56,821
Views: 8,168,758
Posted By russtopherb

Kicking myself for waiting too long on a $40...

Kicking myself for waiting too long on a $40 Raleigh Technium Pre. Only lasted a few days. I was going to send the seller an email this weekend but you snooze, you lose.
04-23-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By russtopherb

$135 to overhaul a 20 yr old bike really doesn't...

$135 to overhaul a 20 yr old bike really doesn't sound that bad. I checked into my LBS to tune my bike up once they're able to re-open and I'm probably looking anywhere from $60-$80 and my bike won't...
04-23-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By russtopherb

Sorry, is the image I put in the first post not...

Sorry, is the image I put in the first post not showing up for you?
04-23-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By russtopherb

The thought did occur to swap one out from the...

The thought did occur to swap one out from the front brake to the rear and either go washerless on one side of the front, or see if I had something in my box o'loose stuff that might fit the bill....
04-23-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By russtopherb

Shimano Altus - lost washer replacement?

Rear brake fell apart on my ride today, looks like a loose nut caused it. I was on a deserted side road thankfully and recovered all the parts save for the washer noted below. Is it possible to find...
04-23-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,076
Posted By russtopherb

I only have 1 bike and just started riding again,...

I only have 1 bike and just started riding again, and I'm already researching road bikes to go along with my MTB.

As far as guitars... I have 6. And I'm not even a solid guitar player, I'm more of...
Forum: Introductions
04-21-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By russtopherb

Grew up in New Bedford, been in Dartmouth the...

Grew up in New Bedford, been in Dartmouth the past 13 years.
Forum: Foo
04-20-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 98,209
Posted By russtopherb

Nerve End - Stormchaser ...

Nerve End - Stormchaser
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5z8CBFBdkQ
04-20-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,465
Posted By russtopherb

Pretty much how I approach it as well. The...

Pretty much how I approach it as well. The majority of the time, I'm in 2. Shift to 1 for a big/longer uphill then back to 2.
Forum: Northeast
04-20-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8,915
Views: 1,017,579
Posted By russtopherb

Had some headwinds far more intense than I...

Had some headwinds far more intense than I expected down here in southeastern MA. Made things a bit difficult on a few stretches, given I've only ridden 3 times so far this spring. Absolutely zero...
04-20-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19,123
Views: 3,114,465
Posted By russtopherb

Personally I don't think of something from the...

Personally I don't think of something from the mid-90's as "vintage" but I'm also someone who cringes at the thought of Pearl Jam being played on classic rock stations. I suppose it's just an age...
04-20-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19,123
Views: 3,114,465
Posted By russtopherb

"Vintage" Stump Jumper - $700

Pretty sure that's a mid-90's model.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1014x531/vintage_stumphumper_aba89b209ff0e97b69c1fa6fd701fa72da58d16b.png
04-18-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,401
Posted By russtopherb

That '93 looks great! I have a '95 and even after...

That '93 looks great! I have a '95 and even after sitting for years a little bit of cleanup had it running smoothly. I've got twist shifts on mine and have been contemplating moving to triggers but...
Forum: Introductions
04-17-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By russtopherb

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome!
04-16-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7,228
Views: 1,844,100
Posted By russtopherb

First good ride on the 95 Hardrock in more than...

First good ride on the 95 Hardrock in more than a few years. Im exhausted!

...
04-16-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,205
Posted By russtopherb

My younger brothers sold my '86 GT Performer for...

My younger brothers sold my '86 GT Performer for $20 while I was away at college. I consider that one theft for sure.

Almost had my Specialized stolen right out of my garage here at home (I was in...
04-16-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,565
Posted By russtopherb

This is commonplace across pretty much everything...

This is commonplace across pretty much everything to be honest. Golf clubs? People buy cheap sets all the time, clean them, install new grips, then resell for profit. Instruments? Same thing - new...
04-15-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 280,573
Posted By russtopherb

Just swapped 2 tires tonight, looks like I'm...

Just swapped 2 tires tonight, looks like I'm going to need to adjust my front derailleur as well after taking it out for a quick test spin. It's my fault for not keeping up on maintenance given how...
04-15-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6,413
Views: 553,364
Posted By russtopherb

2 new tires for my '95 Specialized Hardrock. My...

2 new tires for my '95 Specialized Hardrock. My rear tire was showing signs of dry rot so swapping them both out later tonight once I'm done "working".
04-14-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,100
Posted By russtopherb

On demand workouts. My wife has a BeachBody...

On demand workouts. My wife has a BeachBody subscription so we're both getting in a decent half hour workout before we need to "head to work".
Forum: Northeast
04-13-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8,915
Views: 1,017,579
Posted By russtopherb

Brave getting out there today, the winds here in...

Brave getting out there today, the winds here in southeast MA have been howling all day and are just getting worse.
Forum: Introductions
04-13-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Hi
Views: 279
Posted By russtopherb

Never mind later, with me and my wife both...

Never mind later, with me and my wife both working from home and my teenagers all doing school online I want to get out NOW! :D
Forum: Introductions
04-13-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Hi
Views: 279
Posted By russtopherb

Welcome! I joined for the same reason - time on...

Welcome! I joined for the same reason - time on my hands to get my old bike back to tip-top shape. Good luck!
04-13-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By russtopherb

As of yet, no. They are furloughing employees but...

As of yet, no. They are furloughing employees but still offering curbside pickup. Source: https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/04/12/coronavirus-dicks-sporting-goods-furloughing-most-40000-employees/
Forum: Introductions
04-12-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By russtopherb

I'm liking the gray and gold, myself.

I'm liking the gray and gold, myself.
04-11-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,980
Posted By russtopherb

Thank you SO MUCH for posting this link. I...

Thank you SO MUCH for posting this link. I actually need to buy a lock if I want to go on longer rides and this was extremely informative and helpful.
Forum: BMX
04-10-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By russtopherb

GT Pro Performer will always be the holy grail...

GT Pro Performer will always be the holy grail for me. '86 - '88 are just classic.
04-10-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 183,400
Posted By russtopherb

I downloaded a whole bunch of The Walking Dead...

I downloaded a whole bunch of The Walking Dead graphic novels to my Kindle. Never watched the show, figured I'd check it out.
Forum: Introductions
04-10-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By russtopherb

Hello from 60mi south! My daughter goes to school...

Hello from 60mi south! My daughter goes to school in Boston, plenty of bike traffic when I'm up there visiting or dropping off/picking up.
04-10-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By russtopherb

My company is essential however I have been...

My company is essential however I have been working from home for the past 3 weeks and will continue to do so. Surfing the web and researching my bike is what brought me here in the first place,...
04-10-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By russtopherb

It looks neat, but how could you jump off of...

It looks neat, but how could you jump off of anything with it? I'm 44 and I still look for things that will give me a little air.

Just a little, though. I'm getting brittle :D
04-10-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By russtopherb

I knew my cassette was done when the chain...

I knew my cassette was done when the chain started skipping, a quick visit to the LBS confirmed it and they got it squared away.
04-10-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7,734
Views: 3,971,818
Posted By russtopherb

Lots of Pink Floyd, great music to work from home.

Lots of Pink Floyd, great music to work from home.
04-10-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By russtopherb

KevCentral and Seth's Bike Hacks are the ones I...

KevCentral and Seth's Bike Hacks are the ones I most frequently watch.

Next week my answer may be completely different.
Forum: Northeast
04-10-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By russtopherb

Right now, my motivation is realizing that a bike...

Right now, my motivation is realizing that a bike ride is going to be so much more enjoyable than yet another "home workout" On Demand.
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