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04-11-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I used to have a hitch mounted rack, and had no...

I used to have a hitch mounted rack, and had no problem with bike theft while the bike was on the rack. That didn't prevent the bike from being crushed when I was rear ended on my way home from a...
04-11-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I wanna say this without bragging, but just to...

I wanna say this without bragging, but just to give you a comparison scale. Me and my babe are 68 and 62, and have averaged 600 miles per month since last June, when we started paying attention....
04-10-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The extension gives the loaded rack too much...

The extension gives the loaded rack too much leverage, too much potential for "bouncy-bouncy" going down the road. It shouldn't be difficult to line up the bolt holes. I recommend the non-extension...
Forum: Foo
04-09-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 879
Posted By DeadGrandpa

During the last few years, I've been associating...

During the last few years, I've been associating with a person who prioritizes fresh, organic and abstinence from processed foods. It is not a horrible thing to eat "healthy", but I notice that I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I also started with toe clips and straps. I used...

I also started with toe clips and straps. I used the Look pedals with the protruding clips on the shoe sole for a few years but have gone back to the toe clips. Straps are not pulled tight, so it...
Forum: Touring
04-02-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have a 2015 Janis Renegade Expert, which is,...

I have a 2015 Janis Renegade Expert, which is, more or less, a carbon frame gravel bike. I tried putting a rear rack on it, (along with a handlebar roll, a full frame bag + bikepacking saddle bag),...
03-28-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I respect your recommendation, and I believe you...

I respect your recommendation, and I believe you about not going back to cheaper tires after you experience good ones. That's one of the reasons I'm trying to wear the old ones out first. I'm too...
03-28-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By DeadGrandpa

First, I'm no expert on bike fit, but I've...

First, I'm no expert on bike fit, but I've learned that there are certain principles and guidelines which apply to some large-ish groups of people.

The height of the saddle relative to the...
03-28-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I would love to try out a set of Rene Herse...

I would love to try out a set of Rene Herse tires, just as soon as I finish wearing out the Schwalbe Marathon Dureme touring tires, and the Continental Town and Country touring tires, both of which...
03-20-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,246
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You have determined by experience that you prefer...

You have determined by experience that you prefer one of your bikes over the other. You have not determined that the dozens (+) of other similar bikes are inferior. Expand your horizons, look outside...
03-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'll definitely be watching. PLP is a huge...

I'll definitely be watching. PLP is a huge resource.
Forum: Foo
03-14-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,371
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Got my second vaccine on Tuesday, Pfizer...

Got my second vaccine on Tuesday, Pfizer according to the vaccinator wearing a white coat. I asked if I got the "good" vaccine, the one with the space alien chromosomes? She said, "Absolutely!" I had...
Forum: Foo
03-14-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It's one thing to get bored and leave; it's...

It's one thing to get bored and leave; it's another thing to be told to leave. I don't know why that happened, but I suspect it was because someone got offended by something you posted. What a load...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 960
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I would never buy a bike whose color I dislike.

I would never buy a bike whose color I dislike.
03-10-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I suggest you check the youtube channel Path Less...

I suggest you check the youtube channel Path Less Pedaled. Lots of bike reviews and evaluations of bikes meant for gravel. I believe the Poseidon and the State are reviewed, as well as the Trek...
03-07-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,332
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Views: 493,864
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I got a prescription for a testosterone...

I got a prescription for a testosterone replacement cream. You should get your blood T level checked periodically if you get this, but it was life changing (or saving) for me. 68 yrs old.
03-06-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,543
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I take notice of the length of each ride, but my...

I take notice of the length of each ride, but my fiancee actually logs the distance in a calendar for reference. If only I had connected the monthly average to the age of the chains on our bikes, and...
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,493
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Setting up camp. Cooking something, eating...

Setting up camp. Cooking something, eating something, washing pans, clothes, sweaty body, sleeping, cooking something, eating something, washing and packing up camp. After a full day of pedaling,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,520
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I thought it was common knowledge that children...

I thought it was common knowledge that children are very expensive hobbies. They cost a lot to feed, clothe and educate. Parents who are cyclists may have to choose between expensive bikes, tires,...
03-03-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Everyone says you need padded shorts or padded...

Everyone says you need padded shorts or padded liners. I haven't found that to be true. Once I have achieved 4-5 rides per week of 36-42 miles each, my buttocks are in riding condition, and I wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,520
Posted By DeadGrandpa

A while back, maybe seven years, I bought a set...

A while back, maybe seven years, I bought a set of puncture resistant Schwalbe Marathon tires. One of them is still being worn out, and I ride a lot. They are heavier but I spend little time changing...
03-01-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't know why you have to pass your leg over...

I don't know why you have to pass your leg over the saddle. I haven't done that in 40 years. I simply step over the top bar of the bike, like I would if I were stepping across a wire fence. If I want...
Forum: Foo
03-01-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,159
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you're bored, read a book or watch something...

If you're bored, read a book or watch something on youtube. If you want to fight the beer gut, switch to hard liquor or maybe wine (as a compromise), and lay off fast food, donuts. And increase your...
02-28-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My Renegade is rated to run 700x40 tires, and I...

My Renegade is rated to run 700x40 tires, and I have run Schwalbe Marathon tires with a good (5mm?) amount of clearance on each side, for a long time. I tried some Surly Knard 700x41, and had very...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My suggestion is to try trekking or butterfly...

My suggestion is to try trekking or butterfly handlebars. Like you, I am not in love with drop bars, so I went to butterfly handlebars on my pavement/gravel bike, but I went to the Jones H-bars for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Strongly disagree. Maybe "poor road conditions"...

Strongly disagree. Maybe "poor road conditions" are different for you than for me, because on her bike, 25/28mm front/rear, I pump weekly to 80/85 psi or slightly higher. Might lose ~10 pounds each...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I can't believe that no one else has suggested...

I can't believe that no one else has suggested this, but my warped advice is to put a 28mm tire on the rear, and a 25 on the front. That's what I put on my fiancee's bike, and she hasn't noticed. Or...
02-17-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,832
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have only a little experience with the tubeless...

I have only a little experience with the tubeless stuff. It was fine at first, but then the bikes hung on hooks for six or eighteen months, so I added a little sealant via the valve stem (minus the...
02-15-21, 07:18 AM
02-13-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Removing a redundant thread could set an...

Removing a redundant thread could set an uncomfortable precedent. Are you sure this is necessary?
02-12-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,938
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't have any answers. I can tell you what I...

I don't have any answers. I can tell you what I think, based on my experience. I have ridden a recumbent once, briefly. I'm 68 (though age is not a critical factor, in my opinion) and I ride pavement...
02-07-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,799
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Dude, I don't know if you know what you want or...

Dude, I don't know if you know what you want or need, but for 80% or more paved road riding, you don't need a full suspension bike, or even, in my opinion, do you need a hardtail. You want a rigid...
Replies: 48
Views: 2,309
Posted By DeadGrandpa

We're really looking forward to seeing the area....

We're really looking forward to seeing the area. I sign up for the pedaling, but seeing the scenery and supporting local businesses are the greatest bonuses, making the miles so much more rewarding.
Replies: 48
Views: 2,309
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Dude, you and me should hang out. There is riding...

Dude, you and me should hang out. There is riding to discuss, and riding, with the occasional discussion of bicycle build particulars, and whatever other things we may find small points upon which to...
Forum: Foo
02-07-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By DeadGrandpa

That makes sense, I didn't read the subtitles...

That makes sense, I didn't read the subtitles (too small on my phone).

Wait, what does "Shuck it, Trebeck!" mean? Dang, communication is getting to be harder and harder.
Forum: Foo
02-07-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Thanks for the movie tip. One of my favorite...

Thanks for the movie tip. One of my favorite quotes from TQM goes something like, "He'll regret it 'til his dying day, if ever he lives that long."
Replies: 48
Views: 2,309
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You have made a fair and logical argument with...

You have made a fair and logical argument with which I can find no fault. Apparently I have become small minded in my old age. I guess that one ride I took on my little brother's "Stingray-like" (not...
Forum: Foo
02-07-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Thanks for the very considerate and comprehensive...

Thanks for the very considerate and comprehensive explanation. I'm not sure if I understand the "Sam Bennett, more like" unless the e-bike lout thought the Lycra guy was trying to pretend that he was...
Forum: Foo
02-07-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Help me out with understanding the point of the...

Help me out with understanding the point of the video, please. I've always been a little slow grasping the different manners of speech from different cultures. Yes, even though it is allegedly the...
02-03-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,411
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I've always thought that men are absolutely...

I've always thought that men are absolutely disgusting, and that it must be a part of God's punishment of Eve that women are attracted to us. It is completely unexplainable that some men, or actually...
02-01-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,919
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I can offer this adjustable stem. It worked for...

I can offer this adjustable stem. It worked for my GF. https://www.amazon.com/FOMTOR-Adjustable-Degree-Handlebar-Mountain/dp/B07QRPVKKL
02-01-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,344
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have read your posts, at least some of them....

I have read your posts, at least some of them. You seem quite intelligent. Why don't you just more south and ride all year round?
Forum: Introductions
01-31-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,552
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It would likely be too mundane for you and your...

It would likely be too mundane for you and your wife, but I enjoyed the Natchez Trace parkway from Nashville to Natchez, MS. With your time window, you could ride both ways, as the scenery looks...
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By DeadGrandpa

"Splendiferous."

"Splendiferous."
Forum: Introductions
01-30-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I've been riding around the same length of time...

I've been riding around the same length of time as you, but I have only been wrenching a few months, having bought my first bike stand earlier this year. I did manage to build a couple of raised...
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,449
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have orange pedals on my bikepacking bike, and...

I have orange pedals on my bikepacking bike, and blue ones on the hardtail tandem. Brands are DMRBikes, ISSI. I don't notice any difference.
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Inanimate objects are incapable of being either...

Inanimate objects are incapable of being either good or evil. Just turn off the ringer, leave it on the countertop, and go about your day. Check for voice mails, texts, etc., a couple times a day....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,057
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I bought a Bearclaw Thunderhawk for my fiancee,...

I bought a Bearclaw Thunderhawk for my fiancee, because she asked for a bike capable of riding gravel roads, and a YouTube channel I enjoy (Path Less Pedaled) gave a favorable review. From her...
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