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01-18-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,241
Posted By wvridgerider

I wouldn't spend that much if I were you. What...

I wouldn't spend that much if I were you. What kind of riding are you going to do? Your head will spin trying to figure it out. My favorite bike I believe I ever had is my Surly Karate Monkey. I had...
01-18-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,241
Posted By wvridgerider

How long have you been riding? Just make sure the...

How long have you been riding? Just make sure the bike fits well. You can spend a thousand and it would be better than those if it fits you well
01-18-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By wvridgerider

Qlab

Anyone use Qlab inner bar ends? I seen them and might try them out. I have been using my Karate Monkey as an all around bike and these seem interesting. The other night I was riding and had my hands...
01-14-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By wvridgerider

Grand Crux Zest brakes

Anyone use or have used Velo Orange Grand Crux Zeste can't brakes?
01-11-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By wvridgerider

Knee replacement

So the last time at the ortho he took X-rays of my knees and I will be needing replacement in the future. My knees bother me some but I am ok with it. At 57 when would be a good time to consider it....
01-19-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,296
Posted By wvridgerider

I have broken, 2 cannondale mountain frames, 1...

I have broken, 2 cannondale mountain frames, 1 Cannondale road frame, 1 Trek Mountain frame and the the swingarm, steel Trek fork thankfully I noticed the crack, 1 Bianchi steel frame at the BB,...
01-15-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,652
Posted By wvridgerider

I use denture cleaners in my bladder. I never...

I use denture cleaners in my bladder. I never have any problems, buy cheap ones and put about four in the bladder and let sit a while, no taste and works well.
01-13-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By wvridgerider

First ride 2018

Short ride in the snow today. 20 degrees out and snow on the ground and the Fuze performed well. I cannot upload pictures, whats up
01-11-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,005
Posted By wvridgerider

Too much math but a good looking woman is hard to...

Too much math but a good looking woman is hard to beat
01-11-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 18,078
Posted By wvridgerider

Eating, beer and being lazy

Eating, beer and being lazy
01-09-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,265
Posted By wvridgerider

I have a Crosshairs. I really like it,...

I have a Crosshairs. I really like it, comfortable on long rides, very stable at speed. I have the steel fork and like a previous poster said it really enhances the ride. No complaints whatsoever....
01-07-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By wvridgerider

Penn State football: Ex-OL Adam Gress dies after...

Penn State football: Ex-OL Adam Gress dies after hitting head | Dec 22 2017 | Centre Daily Times (http://www.centredaily.com/sports/college/penn-state-university/psu-football/article191223704.html)...
01-07-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By wvridgerider

Thank you, he was in terrific shape, an enlarged...

Thank you, he was in terrific shape, an enlarged heart and waiting for the final autopsy. Is is soo sad to go through that.
01-07-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,244
Posted By wvridgerider

I have a old Mavic 36 spoke touring rim on a...

I have a old Mavic 36 spoke touring rim on a Deore hub. It works and at around 300 I have no problems. Just learn to avoid smashing into stuff. I ride those rims on gravel and bad roads.
01-07-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By wvridgerider

Oh the temps will be over 30 tomorrow

Oh the temps will be over 30 tomorrow
01-07-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By wvridgerider

30+ tomorrow

I got the flu Dec 22, turned into bronchitis, my nephew died and we buried him on his 27th birthday and tomorrow I feel good enough to get on the bike. What a terrible few weeks. My nephew played for...
01-07-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By wvridgerider

Not saying I dont have my problems, at least I...

Not saying I dont have my problems, at least I have a good attitude towards life
01-07-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By wvridgerider

Only problem is there are more health problems in...

Only problem is there are more health problems in the over 50:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By wvridgerider

Fit, Fit, fit make sure it FITS

Fit, Fit, fit make sure it FITS
01-07-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By wvridgerider

Which forum

So I turn 56 in April and weigh 290, which forum?
01-07-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,429
Posted By wvridgerider

Winfield

Winfield
01-07-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,959
Posted By wvridgerider

Mine says the same, good thing it is steel

Mine says the same, good thing it is steel
01-07-18, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By wvridgerider

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/big-and-tall-cycli...

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/big-and-tall-cycling-apparel.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAp8fSBRCUARIsABPL6JaOSHFarTMG7eqGF4Wm31jj6944pTqZ9JTIByGuXDZxrWrlwnDLF0caAsSQEALw_wcB
01-04-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By wvridgerider

Will do. I have been off the bike for two and a...

Will do. I have been off the bike for two and a half weeks, bronchitis. I plan on riding Monday. One trail that I have never ridden on my 29er I cleaned on the Fuze. The bike has been growing on me.
01-01-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,787
Posted By wvridgerider

Looks interesting...

Looks interesting https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-diet-strategy-that-counts-time-not-calories-1514721601
01-01-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,331
Posted By wvridgerider

Just to ride more, wether it be mountain or road...

Just to ride more, wether it be mountain or road it really doesnt matter
12-31-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,270
Posted By wvridgerider

Pro Honda motorcycle chain lube with moly. I have...

Pro Honda motorcycle chain lube with moly. I have been using it for years, saturate the chain it stays clean and works well
12-31-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,787
Posted By wvridgerider

I did a lot of off road, rides 75+ miles in the...

I did a lot of off road, rides 75+ miles in the mountains of WV. No MX for these old bones. The dirt bike killed my knees. I grew up on a dirt bike and would still ride but it got expensive and the...
12-30-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,033
Posted By wvridgerider

Pro Honda with Moly. Motorcycle chain lube it...

Pro Honda with Moly. Motorcycle chain lube it works great and a can lasts a long time. The lube stays clean and I just saturate the chain and wipe the excess off.
12-30-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By wvridgerider

Wheels always come up, my experience is 36...

Wheels always come up, my experience is 36 spokes. I have a cheap set of Mavic touring rims with Deore hubs, they keep going. As far as a bike, I have a Gunnar Crosshairs with their steel fork. Nice...
12-30-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,787
Posted By wvridgerider

Yep gonna, Have too cut back. Since I got out of...

Yep gonna, Have too cut back. Since I got out of the Navy in 1984 the lightest I have been is 224. I was 224 in 93 or 4 and was cycling a lot and walking at work for 8 hours and youth helped. I used...
12-30-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,787
Posted By wvridgerider

Losing weight, AKA diet

I hate the word diet but need to cut a lot of weight.
Do any of you "losers" have a meal plan? Like what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner? What are your options? Pretty vague and I know cut...
12-30-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,429
Posted By wvridgerider

I own a Fuze 6 and really like the bike. I guess...

I own a Fuze 6 and really like the bike. I guess it all depends on where you ride and how you ride. As soon as I break this brochitas I will be out again. Just find a bike at your LBS the appreciate...
12-30-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,603
Posted By wvridgerider

I found that a nice set of handbuilts absorb more...

I found that a nice set of handbuilts absorb more road vibration than a set with high tension spokes although I have never ridden carbon and never will. I prefer toughness more than anything and...
12-25-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By wvridgerider

I am 300, 6'1" and went with a Gunnar Crosshairs....

I am 300, 6'1" and went with a Gunnar Crosshairs. It is a great riding bike, very stable, I have owned carbo, aluminum and this is the third steel bike. Gunnar is a great American company. I went...
12-25-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By wvridgerider

Specialized Fuze

Last month I broke down and picked up a new bike, a Specialized Fuze. So far it has been a nice bike. It handles the single track here in WV very well. I have been riding a Karate Monkey for the past...
07-21-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,645
Posted By wvridgerider

Thanks, after reading your experience I need to...

Thanks, after reading your experience I need to change. 55 too much weight and have the attitude you had. Thanks time to evaluate everything.
03-10-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,146
Posted By wvridgerider

Flick with your fingernail from end to the middle...

Flick with your fingernail from end to the middle and you should hear the change of sound.
02-26-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,554
Posted By wvridgerider

Nope buy I have a shop holding a Salsa Timberjack...

Nope buy I have a shop holding a Salsa Timberjack for me. I rode it at the shop and it felt pretty good. I am on a Karate Monkey now, I have had it for four years. The 27.5+ seems like a nice setup...
02-21-17, 04:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,982
Posted By wvridgerider

militarycyclist.com

Anyone ever use this? I would like to find out before I submit any info.
02-16-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,107
Posted By wvridgerider

Oh yea, my buddy has a Trek Damone. He rides the...

Oh yea, my buddy has a Trek Damone. He rides the same size as I do and with the same pedals. We switched bikes on a ride one time and my Gunnar had just as a nice ride. The weight wasnt noticed by...
02-16-17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,107
Posted By wvridgerider

I am now riding a Gunnar crosshairs and really...

I am now riding a Gunnar crosshairs and really like it.
I have had a Trek Pilot full carbon liked it but got rid of it the frame was smallish. Bought an older Bianchi and really liked the ride...
02-13-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,421
Posted By wvridgerider

I just wish there was homebrew here ...

I just wish there was homebrew here
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o563/wvridgerider1/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-10/20161002_124134_zpsbvmrpsq3.jpg...
02-12-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 176,181
Posted By wvridgerider

Nothing wrong with that stem. Not all are racers

Nothing wrong with that stem. Not all are racers
02-11-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,128
Posted By wvridgerider

Oh yea its been about 20 years since I toured.

Oh yea its been about 20 years since I toured.
02-11-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,128
Posted By wvridgerider

I plan on a couple of overnighters this year, my...

I plan on a couple of overnighters this year, my problem is sleeping on the ground and my old thermarest is quite big. Any recomendations for something new? Has anyone tried a cot?
02-06-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By wvridgerider

Happy birthday and nice ride.

Happy birthday and nice ride.
10-21-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By wvridgerider

http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o563/wvridgeri...

http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o563/wvridgerider1/20150919_134706_zpsxi8sabqp.jpg (http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/wvridgerider1/media/20150919_134706_zpsxi8sabqp.jpg.html)
Karate Monkey,...
10-21-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By wvridgerider

Karate Monkey. Going on 4 years old and it I plan...

Karate Monkey. Going on 4 years old and it I plan on a new one next year.http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o563/wvridgerider1/20150919_134706_zpsxi8sabqp.jpg...
09-22-16, 03:34 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 20,138
Posted By wvridgerider

Damn I am a super clyde, 285. My cardioligist...

Damn I am a super clyde, 285. My cardioligist told me to get where I was 10 years ago-250. At 54 the weight comes off slow. I have been riding since 89 and the lightest I have been in that time was...
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