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07-10-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 411
Posted By Speedway2

OP....I recently turned 60 too and rediscovered...

OP....I recently turned 60 too and rediscovered riding my 11yr old single speed roadbike (Langster).
I probably haven't ridden it in 5+ years but its now my Go To for solo rides. The familiar...
07-10-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 552
Posted By Speedway2

Looks like a blemish.....but to be on the safe...

Looks like a blemish.....but to be on the safe side I 'd use some duct tape to hide it and strengthen the tube in case of an asplosion (jk)
Nice bike!
07-09-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Speedway2

op....if my budget was $800usd the first bike I'd...

op....if my budget was $800usd the first bike I'd test ride is the Jamis Coda S1 or Comp. It the budget can be stretched.....the Elite is sweet!
07-08-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,730
Views: 603,803
Posted By Speedway2

My 2009 Specialized Langster Single Speed has...

My 2009 Specialized Langster Single Speed has become my favorite bike for solo rides since swapping out the drops for bullhorn bars.......I just make sure the hills and headwind are minimized for my...
07-07-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Speedway2

I cut my flat bars on an old MTB to approx 22"....

I cut my flat bars on an old MTB to approx 22". They felt good for bombing around the streets. However, when I installed a set of mini bull bar-ends it felt too cramped so off they came.
The bars on...
07-07-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 521
Posted By Speedway2

I've owned 2 magnetic trainers. Both of them...

I've owned 2 magnetic trainers. Both of them were given away after a few weeks. I'm lazy to mount/dismount my bike from the Trainers and I didn't find they were very robust. I also didn't like the...
07-07-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By Speedway2

I'm still using the OEM Specialized Mondo Sport,...

I'm still using the OEM Specialized Mondo Sport, 700x23c, wire bead, 60TPI, Flak Jackets on my 2009 Langster.
Max pressure is 120psi but I run them at 100psi to take out some of the harshness from...
07-06-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Speedway2

Op....have you considered checking out geared...

Op....have you considered checking out geared women specific Cruiser bikes?
Fatter tires, wider saddle, up right bars may be the answer.....there's a whole section dedicated to them.
07-06-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By Speedway2

The Sram 500 TT are routed internally. You could...

The Sram 500 TT are routed internally. You could always drill a hole in your handlebars and fish the cable thru....
07-06-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By Speedway2

Op....return the SOMA's and buy the Tekto's @ $30...

Op....return the SOMA's and buy the Tekto's @ $30 or the SRAM 500 TT @ $70. Both route the cable underneath........
07-06-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Speedway2

I have a SA 2spd on my Felt Cruiser. Its great...

I have a SA 2spd on my Felt Cruiser.
Its great having a second gear. The only downside is everytime I tap the foot brake it switches gear.
If it had hand brakes the problem would be moot but then...
07-05-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,741
Posted By Speedway2

Well I didn't make it out for SS Sunday (too...

Well I didn't make it out for SS Sunday (too windy lol) but I did ride my SingleSpeed yesterday (Saturday).
However, I did ride my Indie today mostly in one gear.....until I hit the hills.
07-05-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,296
Posted By Speedway2

I tried platforms for my Hybrid but ended up...

I tried platforms for my Hybrid but ended up swapping them for SPD's (a system I've been using since the mid-90's).
Can anyone recommend a combo pedal (flat one-side, SPD the other) so my Hybrid can...
07-05-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 132,518
Posted By Speedway2

I'm not a fan of Rap music, the attitude of the...

I'm not a fan of Rap music, the attitude of the artists and their culture (perceived in videos etc) but I recently started listening to Post Malone and discovered that I liked a few of his "older"...
Forum: Foo
07-05-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 997,278
Posted By Speedway2

The traditional Harley owners hated the idea of a...

The traditional Harley owners hated the idea of a liquid-cooled engine. It had to be air-cooled or it wasn't a real Harley.
Now almost all of the big HD Cruisers are liquid-cooled and many or the...
07-04-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Speedway2

EBC1....I like to take my Hybrid off the MUP once...

EBC1....I like to take my Hybrid off the MUP once in awhile to explore. It has the OEM tires (meant for hard pack surfaces) and is the limiting factor for riding aggressively in the "loose stuff"....
Forum: Foo
07-03-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 997,278
Posted By Speedway2

I traded my 2008 Streetglide in when the 2009's...

I traded my 2008 Streetglide in when the 2009's came out. Enjoyed it with the wife for 8yrs.
When she decided she no longer wanted to ride with me I traded the Streetglide for a VROD Nightrod...
07-03-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By Speedway2

I need to check my eyes for Rx glasses......the...

I need to check my eyes for Rx glasses......the cables route along the under-side of the horns(from the Tektro RX 4.1 levers). I then routed the housing under and inside the bar. The cushioned/cork...
07-03-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Speedway2

My 2019 Norco Indie came with 700x45c tires....

My 2019 Norco Indie came with 700x45c tires....
07-03-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By Speedway2

You don't want to "force" the angle of cable too...

You don't want to "force" the angle of cable too much or it will affect cable response.
One of the reasons why I choose the Tektro bar-end levers is because they route the cables on the underside....
07-01-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25,354
Views: 2,472,410
Posted By Speedway2

It's Canada Day today (July 1st) here in...

It's Canada Day today (July 1st) here in .....well Canada!
Took advantage of the day off from work and went on a morning solo ride with the Single Speed. Did a quick 25km loop.
Now getting...
07-01-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,296
Posted By Speedway2

Do people quote themselves?.....lol My...

Do people quote themselves?.....lol

My experiment with nubbed/platforms ended after a "close call" while using them. I was riding in moderate city traffic and keeping my eyes open for distracted...
06-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By Speedway2

Thanks.....but the classic lines of the Wabi are...

Thanks.....but the classic lines of the Wabi are hard to beat!
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06-30-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By Speedway2

Thanks......I think it comes down to personal...

Thanks......I think it comes down to personal preference.
I like the top mount levers when riding my Hybrid but when I'm on the Langster I'm usually in a more aggressive position with my hands in...
06-30-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By Speedway2

Like yourself I rarely used the drops on my...

Like yourself I rarely used the drops on my Langster. After 11yrs I finally swapped the drops to Origin8 pursuit bullhorns with tektro barend brake levers.
The Langster has become my favourite...
06-30-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,296
Posted By Speedway2

I picked up a set of nice pinned platforms when I...

I picked up a set of nice pinned platforms when I bought my Hybrid (last summer). I intended to use the Hybrid for casual short rides so running shoes should have been fine.
I started using toe...
06-29-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By Speedway2

That Coda Comp is a beauty. I saw a Coda Elite...

That Coda Comp is a beauty.
I saw a Coda Elite at the LBS after buying my aluminum Hybrid. The Elite was in my size and on sale but I figured I could not convince the wife that I needed another...
06-29-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By Speedway2

Mr Peabody...I picked up an aluminum Hybrid (last...

Mr Peabody...I picked up an aluminum Hybrid (last fall) to modernize my ride. I've been riding a Marin Muirwoods steel frame since 1995 with 1.5" slicks.
I really miss the steel frame and while I...
06-29-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Speedway2

Op....that's a bummer and I agree with...

Op....that's a bummer and I agree with shelbyfv.....get rid of the jeans
06-28-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,741
Posted By Speedway2

Went to visit Dad this morning..... ...

Went to visit Dad this morning.....

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06-28-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25,354
Views: 2,472,410
Posted By Speedway2

The cemetery has started opening the gates again...

The cemetery has started opening the gates again during limited hours.
Since it's Single Speed Sunday.....I took the Langster to see Dad this morning.
...
06-27-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Speedway2

DorkDisk....thanks for that. The only things...

DorkDisk....thanks for that. The only things that come close is when I buy hockey skates. The store would heat them in an "oven". You lace them up nice and snug and wear them in the store for...
06-27-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Speedway2

I had no idea this is a thing. Do you have to...

I had no idea this is a thing. Do you have to pay more for this service and what else do they measure.......jk
06-27-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,296
Posted By Speedway2

My Buddy is a bit of a Beer connoisseur. He can...

My Buddy is a bit of a Beer connoisseur. He can taste the difference between Lager, Pale Ale, Pilsner, etc., and will choose a type depending on time of day and the food he's washing it down with.
...
06-25-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Speedway2

Spend an extra $10 for piece of mind.....or spend...

Spend an extra $10 for piece of mind.....or spend the difference on brake cables.....what to do.
06-23-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By Speedway2

I had no idea this fine site is 20+ yrs...

I had no idea this fine site is 20+ yrs old......but welcome back!
06-23-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Speedway2

When it's time to replace the cables pick up some...

When it's time to replace the cables pick up some teflon coated ones...
https://www.amazon.ca/Aztec-Coated-Brake-Cable-Inner/dp/B000FSSMGG
06-23-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,754
Posted By Speedway2

Don't forget to properly dispose spent CO2...

Don't forget to properly dispose spent CO2 cartridges.....ie. not tossed on the side of the MUP etc.
06-22-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Speedway2

Op.....I replaced the freewheel on my Langster...

Op.....I replaced the freewheel on my Langster with an ACS Crossfire a few years ago. Bike Depot (Thornhill) installed it for ~ $45 (parts/labour/taxes in)
It works fine and "clicked" very loudly...
06-22-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By Speedway2

If that Canyon was mine it would be in the...

If that Canyon was mine it would be in the backseat and covered. Front wheel would be off and in the trunk.
Thieves will take anything at almost any cost......
06-22-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 32,620
Posted By Speedway2

the sci guy.....I decided on the pursuit...

the sci guy.....I decided on the pursuit bullhorns vs the flat one because of the "drop-angle" on top bar. I find it gives my wrists a comfortable natural break unlike the flat bar on my hybrid which...
06-20-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 32,620
Posted By Speedway2

Thanks veganbikes.....and thanks for the nudge:)

Thanks veganbikes.....and thanks for the nudge:)
06-20-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 32,620
Posted By Speedway2

My parts finally arrived and I found the time to...

My parts finally arrived and I found the time to swap the drops to Orign8 pursuit bullhorns/Tektro levers.
I also swapped the bar stem for a shorter one that was laying around. Bike feels different...
06-19-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,462
Posted By Speedway2

hokiefyd's reasons are better than mine......but...

hokiefyd's reasons are better than mine......but I personally do not like the look of them especially in the spokes. I've seen so many bikes that have chipped/cracked spoke reflectors that shift (up...
06-18-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,443
Posted By Speedway2

I'm just guessing but unless you're snorting it...

I'm just guessing but unless you're snorting it (thru a straw) every time after hitting the brakes..... I think you'll be ok.
06-17-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,462
Posted By Speedway2

Congrats on the new bike! Looks great in white. ...

Congrats on the new bike! Looks great in white.
The removal of reflectors is the first thing I do.....
06-16-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By Speedway2

Op....if you make all those changes....IMO it's...

Op....if you make all those changes....IMO it's beyond "gravel-like".
Do it right and trade in your current bike for a properly designed gravel-bike.
However, it's your $$$....have at it.
06-15-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 659
Posted By Speedway2

Water bottles. Never been happy with the design...

Water bottles. Never been happy with the design or keeping liquids "cold" for very long....until recently.
The insulated Camelbak I picked up has been pretty good at keeping the Gatorade cold. ...
06-10-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,503
Posted By Speedway2

The "sweep back" on the bars is minimal. Just...

The "sweep back" on the bars is minimal. Just enough so your wrists have a natural and comfortable break. Probably the norm of most bars.
The only "mod" I did to the handlebars was trimming off...
06-09-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,503
Posted By Speedway2

Quote: Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1202382-completely-conflicted.html#post21523745)
I've read some people ride with tools in their pockets...
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