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09-19-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By ucfdad

Which tires? I am looking for new tires with...

Which tires? I am looking for new tires with great flat protection but they have to ride well. I have Bontrager H5 Ultimate and while great flat protection, horrible rolling.
09-05-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By ucfdad

I have a 2019 Verve. I bought a Topeak rack and...

I have a 2019 Verve. I bought a Topeak rack and MTX trunk bag and they are great. The bag slides on and off easily. I bought the 29er version of the rack because I felt it gave more clearance over...
08-27-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,524
Posted By ucfdad

Congrats on the new bike, it looks great and more...

Congrats on the new bike, it looks great and more importantly you look like you are really enjoying it. I have been following the thread because I have the same question but on a lower level.
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08-23-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By ucfdad

No, they have a lot of knobby tread

No, they have a lot of knobby tread
08-23-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By ucfdad

Help me pick out new tires,

Have spent the past 2 days googling tires and am more confused than ever. I have a 2019 Trek Verve 3 with Bontrager H5 Ultimate tires, 700x45. My hope is to find a tire that is thinner and more...
08-22-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By ucfdad

I am also thinking of these with the added...

I am also thinking of these with the added possibility of a Cannondale Quick 1 which has the Shimano 105 instead of the Tiagra. The Quick is $200.00 more than the GX Sport 4. Is the 105 worth $200...
08-18-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By ucfdad

I guess I will do more research. I am so new at...

I guess I will do more research. I am so new at this that I don't know what a wheel set and or crank are. I can get the specs from the manufactures websites, but knowing the name isn't enough to...
08-15-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By ucfdad

Help with component differences

Starting to research my next bike. Have it narrowed down to Trek FX Sport 4, Specialized Sirrus Elite Alloy and Cannondale Quick 1. The Trek and Specialized are $1,200 and the Cannondale is $1,400....
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,276
Posted By ucfdad

+1, they work great

+1, they work great
08-04-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By ucfdad

The important thing is to have this information...

The important thing is to have this information somewhere in case of a bad wreck. I bought the Roadid with the clasp like the OP and am happy with it.
07-31-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,565
Posted By ucfdad

Update 7/31/19: I have finished July with 21...

Update 7/31/19: I have finished July with 21 rides for a total of 216.50 miles. Thanks for all the inspirational messages as well as your stories. More important than the miles is the fact that I...
07-26-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By ucfdad

This Verve doesn't have front for suspension. I...

This Verve doesn't have front for suspension. I have a Cateye computer measuring the average MPH. Whether I ride 8 or 15 miles, the MPH never goes over 10.8 total for the ride. I know I cross a...
07-26-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,154
Posted By ucfdad

Congrats!

Congrats!
07-26-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By ucfdad

Trek Verve 3. n+1, Sirrus or FX?

Last year I bought a Verve 3 for myself and my wife picked out a Verve 2. Our thoughts were get a little exercise, ride to local bars and restaurants and use the local paved trails. The bikes are...
07-16-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,565
Posted By ucfdad

Thanks and congrats on the weight loss.

Thanks and congrats on the weight loss.
07-16-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,565
Posted By ucfdad

All I can say is wow! Thanks for your words of...

All I can say is wow! Thanks for your words of inspiration. I think I know you, you are the cyclist that dismissed me as an amateur when I told you I rode 8 miles. You must be a lot of fun at...
07-15-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,565
Posted By ucfdad

I think that would make me give up riding. I am...

I think that would make me give up riding. I am in Central Florida and if you don't start the ride early it can be miserable. If I can continue riding in the 90 plus heat, when October rolls around...
07-10-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,565
Posted By ucfdad

Thanks for all the positive and encouraging...

Thanks for all the positive and encouraging replies so far. I guess I was forgetting that every rider had to begin somewhere so my 8 miler isn't so bad. I am going to keep going because even on...
07-09-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,565
Posted By ucfdad

How many miles is a "good ride"?

Just starting to get into riding for fun and fitness. I am 58, 6'1 and 240 and a smoker with high blood pressure. So far in July I have ridden 60 miles in 7 rides. Somedays I can do 12 and some days...
10-25-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,365
Posted By ucfdad

Another vote for the Kuat Transfer 2. Have had...

Another vote for the Kuat Transfer 2. Have had mine since August and it works great
10-04-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,771
Posted By ucfdad

10/2, 8.58 10/3, 12.93 10/4, 7.97 Total...

10/2, 8.58
10/3, 12.93
10/4, 7.97

Total 29.48
Goal 200
09-10-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,480
Posted By ucfdad

Both

Both
09-08-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,480
Posted By ucfdad

Riding in the lane

I am a new rider. I know that I am entitled to ride in the lane of traffic just like a car and am encouraged to ride far enough to the left so the car knows that we both can'f fit in the lane. Even...
08-29-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,172
Posted By ucfdad

I just went through a similar journey. New to...

I just went through a similar journey. New to biking as well and narrowed it down to the Trek FX3 and the Trek Verve 3. The FX is a great bike, but I went with the Verve because of the more...
08-28-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,193
Posted By ucfdad

Thanks. I am a new rider, so please excuse the...

Thanks. I am a new rider, so please excuse the stupid questions. I have a Bontrager floor pump. Should I trust the gauge on the pump or should I buy a separate gauge?

In reading the forums it...
08-28-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,193
Posted By ucfdad

Proper Hybrid Tire Pressure

I have searched for a chart or something to give me an idea. 700 x 45 tires, sidewall says 60-80 and I weigh 230 pounds. Should I keep doing 70 psi like the LBS said or because of my weight should...
Forum: Introductions
08-26-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By ucfdad

Blasphemy!

Blasphemy!
Forum: Introductions
08-22-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By ucfdad

I will check out the Southeast Regional forum, I...

I will check out the Southeast Regional forum, I am in Orlando
Forum: Introductions
08-19-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By ucfdad

New from Florida

56, soon to be 57 and just started riding. I play golf 5 days a week and for the past couple weeks I have been trying to ride also. Averaging about 5 miles per ride with a high of 8.5. I have...
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