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07-13-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,452
Posted By MRT2

It actually sounds like you are doing fine. ...

It actually sounds like you are doing fine. Check your ego and just keep riding. Find a ride that is a little bit slower and you will feel better about yourself. Others have already said what...
06-09-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 769
Posted By MRT2

Halo headband. It has a little rubber piece on...

Halo headband. It has a little rubber piece on the inside that directs the sweat away from the eyes.
05-31-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By MRT2

At 5'7", a small is likely too small, as that is...

At 5'7", a small is likely too small, as that is a bike made for someone closer to 5'" to 5'4". At 5'7", you probably need a medium. It makes me mad that bike shops are so greedy or clueless that...
05-24-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By MRT2

No way a small sized bike can be made to fit. I...

No way a small sized bike can be made to fit. I know, everybody is built differently, but I would say a small sized frame is for someone 5'5" or shorter. At 5'8" you are a medium.

Shame on the...
05-24-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By MRT2

I don't even know what this means. . Trying to...

I don't even know what this means. . Trying to adjust a too small frame is almost as bad as going with a too large frame. I know because I rode a too small frame for years but didn't realize it...
05-24-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By MRT2

You need to get a bike that fits. Years ago, I...

You need to get a bike that fits. Years ago, I rode a Bianchi hybrid in size medium. It never fit quite right and riding for more than an hour or two, I tended to have neck pain. About 8 years...
05-18-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,607
Posted By MRT2

The tread on the Schwalbe won't be any better...

The tread on the Schwalbe won't be any better than a smooth tire. The appeal of Schwalbe is, they are extremely durable, and puncture resistant.

The others look like they would offer better...
05-17-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By MRT2

OK then. You might be in for a little sticker...

OK then. You might be in for a little sticker shock when you see what new bikes are selling for these days. Your basic bike shop quality bike will start at $500 to $550 and go up quickly from...
05-17-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By MRT2

Perhaps you should consult with your physician...

Perhaps you should consult with your physician first before asking advice from strangers. I am more than happy to make some recommendations, but make sure you have the all clear from your doctor.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,120
Posted By MRT2

I hear you. FWIW, I don't get the whole reverse...

I hear you. FWIW, I don't get the whole reverse snobbery of some folks who think just because you look the part that you must be some sort of db, or worse, a poseur. For the most part, I find...
05-16-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,172
Posted By MRT2

For summer, I pretty much stick with the Giro...

For summer, I pretty much stick with the Giro Bravo Gel glove. I have about 5, maybe 6 pair in different colors and of different vintage, but they seem to work for me. I actually prefer them when...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,274
Posted By MRT2

Probably so, but I wouldn't worry yet about not...

Probably so, but I wouldn't worry yet about not being able to find replacement pads for your old caliper brakes, or replacement rims. This was the standard for a very long time, and there will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,184
Posted By MRT2

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I do think...

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I do think this sentiment is misguided. Since when does wearing a bike jersey turn one into a "Tour de France wannabe"? We are talking about a bike jersey, not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,184
Posted By MRT2

Congratulations on your new road bike. I don't...

Congratulations on your new road bike. I don't have anything near as sleek, as my Salsa Casserol is more of a light touring bike, but this is what I do. Spare tube, multitool, and extra food in a...
05-09-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By MRT2

You are right on the bubble with this bike. On...

You are right on the bubble with this bike.
On the one hand, Univega made some nice bikes back in the day, and the frame looks decent, if a bit heavy so there is that. In tip top shape, it is about...
05-05-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By MRT2

Maybe 3 or 4 years ago when Brooks came out with...

Maybe 3 or 4 years ago when Brooks came out with the C17 Cambium, I bought one based on some rave reviews, and about a 10 mile test ride to try one out. The advantages of the Cambium were supposed...
05-03-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By MRT2

https://velo-orange.com/products/crazy-bars-1 ...

https://velo-orange.com/products/crazy-bars-1
https://surlybikes.com/parts/moloko_bar
04-30-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,479
Posted By MRT2

Cycling clothing is built for performance. ...

Cycling clothing is built for performance. Shorts are tight because they are designed to move with you rather than chafing as you pedal. I don't see a problem, but if this bothers you, you can...
04-28-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By MRT2

I think you mean the Domane AL2, as the Domane...

I think you mean the Domane AL2, as the Domane SLR will cost you way more than $900. What I can tell you though is, don't try to get a cheap road bike. The cheapest I would go is the Giant Contend...
04-27-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,408
Posted By MRT2

Ben's is pretty good. I once got a set of Bibs...

Ben's is pretty good. I once got a set of Bibs from them that retailed for $150. Got them for $50.
04-26-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By MRT2

My wife isn't as much into the gear part of...

My wife isn't as much into the gear part of cycling, but she actually has been into riding longer than I have. I actually bought my first bike as an adult back in 1997 so I could ride with her.
04-26-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,447
Posted By MRT2

Maybe you could change his mind. Unless he...

Maybe you could change his mind. Unless he really thinks as a complete beginner that he will be doing a lot of single track, he really should get something so the two of you can ride together.
04-26-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,449
Posted By MRT2

You need to put your theory to the test. Gain 10...

You need to put your theory to the test. Gain 10 lbs, then try riding up the hill on the lighter bike.
04-24-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,545
Posted By MRT2

First, an answer to your question. Yes, the long...

First, an answer to your question. Yes, the long term benefits to paying a little more is worth it, if you plan on keeping the bike for more than a year or two. Better components, lighter weight,...
04-21-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By MRT2

You can buy new 27" wheels, or rims, and tires. ...

You can buy new 27" wheels, or rims, and tires. Really no need to convert to 700c,.
04-20-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By MRT2

This is pretty sensible. The confusing thing...

This is pretty sensible. The confusing thing here is the triple, so OP may just as well forget for the time being about the big chainring, which I presume corresponds to the "3" on the left shifter....
04-20-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By MRT2

It can be done, but maybe shouldn't be done,...

It can be done, but maybe shouldn't be done, because of the cost of new bars, shifters and brake levers. And, not all mountain or flat bar brake levers and shifters are compatible with road brakes...
04-19-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,134
Posted By MRT2

If the trail or road is so thick with bugs that...

If the trail or road is so thick with bugs that wraparound sunglasses won't protect your eyes, I think I would just go home. I have occasionally ridden through a cloud of knats or little bugs. It...
04-19-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By MRT2

I would say no. Looks pretty basic and low...

I would say no. Looks pretty basic and low quality. If you are looking to keep the price down, get a quality used bike.
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,720
Posted By MRT2

Take a couple of days and actually ride back to...

Take a couple of days and actually ride back to back 70 mile days. Gauge how you feel. Your legs, your butt, your back. And imagine doing that for another 4 or 5 days. Personally, I would get a...
04-19-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 853
Posted By MRT2

None of those 3 sounds like the right bike for...

None of those 3 sounds like the right bike for your needs as they are mountain bikes, and in the case of the Vilano and Upland bikes, questionable quality. You probably want either a flat bar...
04-18-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,405
Posted By MRT2

OP makes it seem as if the Presta valve is some...

OP makes it seem as if the Presta valve is some new innovation. Hasn't it pretty much been standard for 25 or 30 years on better quality bikes? Anyhow, I have been using Presta on my bike for 8...
04-15-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,235
Posted By MRT2

According to Bikepedia, this model was made from...

According to Bikepedia, this model was made from 1993 to 1999. The 1993 model year is somewhat better than '94 or '95 as the frame and fork were Japanese made Tange Cro Moly Steel. In '94 and '95,...
04-15-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,235
Posted By MRT2

I think your bike shop's estimate to get the bike...

I think your bike shop's estimate to get the bike up and running is too high. All the part are pretty basic and inexpensive and I am guessing an independent shop, or maybe a bike coop can get it up...
04-15-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By MRT2

This is so personal. Trial and error. The cut...

This is so personal. Trial and error. The cut of the bibs or shorts, and the sizing varies a lot by brand. As does the shape of the chamois. One of the things I find a bit frustrating is,...
04-13-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 938
Posted By MRT2

The M 324 is what I suggested you get if you like...

The M 324 is what I suggested you get if you like that style pedal. No, it is not too small. At least for my feet.
Forum: Introductions
04-13-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,706
Posted By MRT2

Welcome to the Forums. I have struggled with...

Welcome to the Forums. I have struggled with weight over the years. Despite riding for 24 years, my weight has gone up over the years. I am now down 60 lbs over where I was this time last year. ...
04-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By MRT2

I am 5'8" and I ride a 55 cm. A t 5'11", I would...

I am 5'8" and I ride a 55 cm. A t 5'11", I would think you could ride a 58 cm bike.
04-12-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 938
Posted By MRT2

It is the same $50 whether OP pays it out of...

It is the same $50 whether OP pays it out of pocket or uses the gift card. Because there is always something you can buy for $50 at a Sporting Goods store OP can use.
04-12-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 938
Posted By MRT2

I would say no, because it isn't clear who makes...

I would say no, because it isn't clear who makes them, and because they really aren't all that much cheaper then the real thing, namely the Shimano PD M324. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,555
Posted By MRT2

You won't find a new road bike for $750 that...

You won't find a new road bike for $750 that isn't made in China these days. But if you are serious about going to a roadbike, I found this deal at Wheel and Sprocket, just a few hours drive away...
04-09-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,877
Posted By MRT2

This is a wake up call for me. As the weather...

This is a wake up call for me. As the weather starts to get warmer, I think I will be staying off MUPs in crowded areas and sticking to the road.
04-09-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,350
Posted By MRT2

This is an enthusiast sight. I participate in...

This is an enthusiast sight. I participate in enthusiast discussion forums for everything from bikes, to watches, to shoes, to knives, and at every one of them, there is a tendency to want to share...
04-07-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,350
Posted By MRT2

I am familiar. My wife rides a Jamis road bike...

I am familiar. My wife rides a Jamis road bike and my previous favorite bike shop was a Jamis dealer. If you want a hybrid with a steel frame, it is pretty much the one to get.
04-07-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,350
Posted By MRT2

1. If you can cruise at 30 mph on a comfort...

1. If you can cruise at 30 mph on a comfort bike, you should consider turning pro. Seriously. I would say more realistically, you will be crusing at more like 10 mph on a comfort bike. Maybe 12,...
04-07-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,350
Posted By MRT2

I am not a fan of any of the bikes on your short...

I am not a fan of any of the bikes on your short list, so it might just be my personal bias, so keep that in mind. What IDK is, how far forward can you comfortably lean with your back problems. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By MRT2

A question and a comment. 1. Why does your new...

A question and a comment.
1. Why does your new bike have to have discs and through axles? I ask because these were not too common on road bikes, and even currently, not all road bikes have them. ...
04-06-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By MRT2

I am sure others will chime in, but I have rented...

I am sure others will chime in, but I have rented bikes with suspension forks, and I do own a mountain bike with one. I have yet to ride a suspension fork bike I really loved. I would actually go...
04-06-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By MRT2

I am not a huge fan of suspension forks for use...

I am not a huge fan of suspension forks for use on pavement. Some of the bumps of cracked pavement or chipseal can be absorbed by a slightly wider tire, and by working on your bike handling skills. ...
04-01-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By MRT2

Ain't that the truth. I will see a number on the...

Ain't that the truth. I will see a number on the scale, but somehow looking at myself in the mirror just isn't the same. But seeing myself in a picture, especially wearing cycling kit is a wakeup...
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