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08-13-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By gnappi

Trek Fuel EX 5.5 opinions?

There's a Trek Fuel EX 5.5 locally and while I don't ride trails, my hard tail mtn bike is tough on my tail in the suburban routes I take. The price seems attractive @~$400 but I'm conflicted on...
07-31-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,901
Posted By gnappi

+1. I grow some 20 varieties of exotic (to...

+1.

I grow some 20 varieties of exotic (to the U.S) fruits and eat my share of them as well as scads of veg with meals and with cycling my weight is under control, and near where I was in high...
07-27-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,715
Posted By gnappi

What's next? TV commercials where attorneys gen...

What's next? TV commercials where attorneys gen up business? Or maybe bogus "riders" scouring used bike sales wanting to cash in on a fake fall? :-)
07-27-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,888
Posted By gnappi

The very last concern I have when looking at a...

The very last concern I have when looking at a bike is the brakes. The ride is everything, every rim brake I've had and tried stopped me.

There were many good observations about disk brakes made...
07-25-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,963
Posted By gnappi

Our age group is a growing and at the same time...

Our age group is a growing and at the same time I'm sorry to say a diminishing demographic.
07-25-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,682
Posted By gnappi

At home I only drink water with either red lime...

At home I only drink water with either red lime squeezed in it, or with a splash of bottled lemon juice in it. On the bike I drink plain water.
07-25-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,704
Posted By gnappi

South Florida has no hills... so I don't think...

South Florida has no hills... so I don't think about too much speed :-)
07-21-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By gnappi

Just heat a pin with a match and poke an...

Just heat a pin with a match and poke an unexposed spot. The hot pin will glide through plastic "naugabeast" but not leather.
07-17-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By gnappi

At 67 going on 68 (too soon) I find my mtn bike...

At 67 going on 68 (too soon) I find my mtn bike very comfortable to ride, much more than my road bikes.

That Jamis Hudson Sport looks pretty good to me except I don't like the idea of a single...
07-13-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,980
Posted By gnappi

25 years ago or more I rode 15-17 miles every...

25 years ago or more I rode 15-17 miles every night for over a year, then one night I had a car stop at a stop sign in front of me, put the bright lights on gun it, come across my lane and TRY to hit...
07-12-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By gnappi

I have pretty much the same one... same comments...

I have pretty much the same one... same comments :-). It's used as a tackle box and I just leave it attached for all my rides with short bungee cords.

ebay # 153444499663

It's serviceable and...
07-12-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By gnappi

As you ride more, ride time vs. pounds lost is...

As you ride more, ride time vs. pounds lost is inversely proportional given diet it not sabotaged with poor choices.

Good going it will happen for you.
07-12-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By gnappi

Calorie calculators

Biking calorie calculators take as input, age / sex? Yup, weight? 4 sure, distance, time OK. Result = ~ calories burned.

Nice.

Pretty clearly (IMO) a svelte 18 pound road bike is going to take...
07-11-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,849
Posted By gnappi

Reminds me of a doctor's visit many years ago... ...

Reminds me of a doctor's visit many years ago...

When looking at my blood work (specifically my cholesterol) he said I need to eat less meat, and exercise more. I said suppose I rode a bike 15-17...
07-11-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,011
Posted By gnappi

I don't know if the 7 will work like my 3 but on...

I don't know if the 7 will work like my 3 but on long rides (or for a days fishing) I attach a dual 18650 "battery bank" to the USB connector and I can run over 9 hours. It first depletes the battery...
07-11-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By gnappi

I bought a hokey accessory bar that clamps to the...

I bought a hokey accessory bar that clamps to the handlebar, but, despite juggling with its spacers to try to get it to stay put it was always moving going over bumps. The solution was to mount it...
07-09-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By gnappi

Yup they probably beat up fat kids in elementary...

Yup they probably beat up fat kids in elementary school and they carry it on here. Beat up girl friends next?

I'll take holier sooner than that attitude.
07-09-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By gnappi

Nothing like degrading a poster to make oneself...

Nothing like degrading a poster to make oneself feel superior eh?

Jeez.
07-09-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,518
Posted By gnappi

I also don't have a problem with the idea of...

I also don't have a problem with the idea of scooting. I remember the terror I felt at something like 5 when my dad ran next to me pushing and shouting "PEDAL" and letting me go, only to crash into a...
07-09-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,035
Posted By gnappi

I am Soooo happy my standards are low requiring...

I am Soooo happy my standards are low requiring only a used ($150) MIA Cannondale mtn bike. :-)
07-07-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,055
Posted By gnappi

Not in a pant pocket for sure, I keep my main...

Not in a pant pocket for sure, I keep my main phone zipped in a frame bag daytime when I can see my cycle computer, at night my main phone is in a very secure handlebar mounted RAM mount running a...
07-04-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,344
Posted By gnappi

I'll not correct you, but give anecdotal support...

I'll not correct you, but give anecdotal support for where I live and ride the sidewalks.

A L-O-T of riders ride on sidewalks at all hours of the day and night here in So. Flo. I meet a half...
07-04-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By gnappi

Riding with newbie

My GF who was born in Sicily when bikes were FAR scarcer then donkeys has never ridden a bike. She wants to learn (we're in mid 60's) I'm wondering if a tandem bike will give her a sense of balance...
07-04-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,541
Posted By gnappi

I bought one of these as I too like stuff out...

I bought one of these as I too like stuff out front.

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07-04-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,855
Posted By gnappi

Road bike vs. road bike, probably not so much as...

Road bike vs. road bike, probably not so much as Wilfred said.

Comparing different bike types? Well, I can say that my aluminum mtn bike at some 20 lbs takes substantially more effort on flat...
07-04-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,513
Posted By gnappi

"Supposed to be hairy?" What about Asian and some...

"Supposed to be hairy?" What about Asian and some North Atlantic countries where men are generally hairless? Compulsory / forced hair transplants? :-)
07-04-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By gnappi

My goal is 500+/- miles per month, and I'm...

My goal is 500+/- miles per month, and I'm currently at 420+/- (~14 miles per day) and am inching toward 20 daily which I did 17 for the first time last night.
07-03-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By gnappi

I can see closed door meetings... "Look...

I can see closed door meetings...

"Look those bicyclists stopped riding the bus and subway and we lost their revenue now they want FREE bike lanes? How the heck do we tax that?"

"Take what you...
07-03-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By gnappi

I've been targeted (literally) by a motorist and...

I've been targeted (literally) by a motorist and came within a few inches of being run over. This SOB was at a stop sign facing me (I was in the opposite lane) He put on his bright lights, then...
07-03-19, 02:59 PM
07-03-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,344
Posted By gnappi

Down here drunks, dreamers, phone gabbers,...

Down here drunks, dreamers, phone gabbers, texters, and oldsters (I'm retired) take out a pretty good number of riders yearly down here, so I ride the sidewalk. My right to stay alive preempts my...
07-02-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,720
Posted By gnappi

No breaks. I empty myself before going on a 12-14...

No breaks. I empty myself before going on a 12-14 mile ride, and sip water if I catch a traffic light.
07-02-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 80,695
Posted By gnappi

I'm not in it for the race / group ride or speed...

I'm not in it for the race / group ride or speed and my daily route takes me 12-15 miles per day. I try to average 12mph on my mtn bike which does double duty as a mobile fishing transport.
06-30-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By gnappi

I get that nothing is perfect, I just want to...

I get that nothing is perfect, I just want to slow a thief down, or make them work hard at it :-)

The longest I'd leave it is to run into a supermarket for a few things. I was trying to avoid it...
06-30-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By gnappi

Bike locks and alarms

I used the search here, but without being able to search thread titles the results are less than wonderful. For immediate use I got a Bell cable lock, but I know they're less than wonderful.

I...
06-30-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,990
Posted By gnappi

In some countries in Asia it used to be customary...

In some countries in Asia it used to be customary to consider your date of conception your birthday. Of course many don't like to be 9 months older so it's not used much any more so moving your BD...
06-29-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,901
Posted By gnappi

Absolutely +1 on all points. I've had "apps" go...

Absolutely +1 on all points. I've had "apps" go incompatible with a new phone with a newer O/S. Due to that I now limit apps to something very generic that can be replaced easily like a metronome,...
06-29-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,868
Posted By gnappi

Years ago a motorcycle officer ticked me for...

Years ago a motorcycle officer ticked me for going FOUR miles an hour over the limit while riding my crotch rocket motorcycle. I took the day off and went to court. When the judge asked if there was...
06-29-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,575
Posted By gnappi

I've NEVER had a bike get knocked over with a...

I've NEVER had a bike get knocked over with a kickstand but from leaning? Many times. Even a stiff breeze will do it. Not me, but as usual YMMV.
06-29-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By gnappi

Low rolling resistance tires

I'm looking at fast low rolling resistance tires for hard surfaces (packed dirt, shell rock, blacktop and concrete) and think the Continental Race King will work. The price is good, but I wonder if...
06-29-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,278
Posted By gnappi

A while back in a boating/fishing forum I was...

A while back in a boating/fishing forum I was turned onto the RAM universal mounting system. Since then I use them in my boat, car, and bicycle for everything from my Gopro (hat, bike, boat and car...
06-28-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,672
Posted By gnappi

Congrats on getting back in the saddle, I'm 67...

Congrats on getting back in the saddle, I'm 67 and my Mtn bike has taken over my bike duties for the same purpose as you. Like you, I had been off the bike for several years.

The roads here (So....
06-28-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,890
Posted By gnappi

Riding on pitch black blacktop in sparsely lit...

Riding on pitch black blacktop in sparsely lit suburban streets with a number of vermin, pot holes and debris... brighter light is better.

The problem with LED lights is the brightness "claims"...
06-28-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,780
Posted By gnappi

And I read that they're FASTER than any other...

And I read that they're FASTER than any other color :-)
06-28-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,575
Posted By gnappi

I have a kickstand on my MTN bike, and none on my...

I have a kickstand on my MTN bike, and none on my road bikes. I L-O-V-E having a kickstand on it and if I ever get back on the road bikes I'll put a kickstand on them too. I can take a poop that...
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06-28-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,891
Posted By gnappi

I went so far as to grow nearly a dozen coffee...

I went so far as to grow nearly a dozen coffee trees. I found that one tree will supply about a month of coffee. After discovering that processing it was very labor intensive and little "volunteer"...
06-28-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,297
Posted By gnappi

It's a good thing I wasn't drinking hot coffee...

It's a good thing I wasn't drinking hot coffee when I read that, I'd have spat it all over the place.
06-28-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,447
Posted By gnappi

Funny, most in the U.S. start riding very young...

Funny, most in the U.S. start riding very young but my GF was born in Sicily and back then there was no opportunity to learn because access to a bike was zero. Her little town was still using beasts...
06-26-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By gnappi

I do NOT actually re-use the bottles, I chuck...

I do NOT actually re-use the bottles, I chuck those into the recycle bin after one days use. I only re-use the caps, which are sturdy, clean and disinfect easily and fit all of the diminutive bottled...
06-26-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By gnappi

Store bought water bottles

A while ago (~7 years) I used to buy slim 16 ounce water bottles in the super market that had pull tops that I just recycled when I got home but... I cannot find them anymore.

I like the idea of...
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