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06-12-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,578
Posted By martianone

Less than $150 ? yes! A five speed Schwinn...

Less than $150 ?
yes!
A five speed Schwinn Suburban, in 1971.
rode it for several years.
06-09-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By martianone

The saddles are not a direct comparison, have...

The saddles are not a direct comparison, have the SA on a fairly up right commuter. Have a GB Aravis on a road bike with touring geometry. Tried several saddles on the road bike, in this...
05-18-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,096
Posted By martianone

Park MT-1 for me. simple and pragmatic

Park MT-1 for me.
simple and pragmatic
04-28-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By martianone

Nice !!! how much does it weigh !

Nice !!!
how much does it weigh !
04-09-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,861
Posted By martianone

Minimalist approach- A tube, a Quick Stick,...

Minimalist approach-
A tube, a Quick Stick, Lezyne Carbon drive pump (mounted by water bottle) and a Park MT-1 multi tool (can be used as a second tire lever).
04-03-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By martianone

Get, what you have- assuming it is ok. ...

Get, what you have- assuming it is ok.
otherwise consider one of the Terry models ?
Had a Liberator for quite a while, it was good for me.
Terry has several saddles with good feedback about...
04-02-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,458
Posted By martianone

Never, is a long time. Have a Gunnar Roadie...

Never, is a long time.
Have a Gunnar Roadie with custom sizing and selected components,
Can ride it for hours, comfortably.
Doubt I would part with it ?
03-23-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By martianone

Consider a xootr Swift ? I know they have been...

Consider a xootr Swift ?
I know they have been out of production a couple years,
But seem to be available.
They are light for a youngster to handle,
Expandable, so they will be able to grow into...
03-06-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,676
Posted By martianone

Winter in Halifax Co. NC. Sent a letter to our...

Winter in Halifax Co. NC.
Sent a letter to our local State rep outlining my concerns about this proposed legislation.
It does appear to be on track to die in committee, but one can not be sure....
02-17-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,357
Posted By martianone

I know there are a lot of unpositive comments...

I know there are a lot of unpositive comments about Nexus 8.
Perhaps I am unusually lucky - Have thousands of km on mine, no problems.
If the Alfine 8 was good for you ?
Why not replace it with...
02-14-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By martianone

Carry a Lezyne Carbon road on my bike- light...

Carry a Lezyne Carbon road on my bike- light weight, reliable and effective when needed.
lezyne steel floor pump at home- been utilizing it for years. Even Pumped up a car tire a few times.
this...
02-13-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,235
Posted By martianone

Flat Fairy, wins ! Again ! Sorry, been there...

Flat Fairy, wins !
Again !
Sorry, been there - often.
02-12-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,666
Posted By martianone

Have a wandering eye, but not lusting over...

Have a wandering eye,
but not lusting over anything specific.
01-29-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,975
Posted By martianone

Another which frame material is better posting, ...

Another which frame material is better posting,
who knows?
What is great for me, might not be for you.
Have CF, Al, Fe and unobtanium bikes in our house,
each has a place.
For road bikes, my...
01-06-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,440
Posted By martianone

Ride, for the pleasure of riding. No specific...

Ride, for the pleasure of riding.
No specific time, distance or speed goals.
I do keep track of distance, just a tool to check component wear.
12-23-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By martianone

Consider a three speed hub ? i know, heavier. ...

Consider a three speed hub ?
i know, heavier.
but more versatile.
11-29-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,900
Posted By martianone

Any proof to a. &/or b Above ?

Any proof to a. &/or b Above ?
11-14-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,410
Posted By martianone

Luddite here, like to shift for myself. i cycle...

Luddite here, like to shift for myself.
i cycle for the pleasure of it,
changing gears is part of the pleasure.
11-10-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,675
Posted By martianone

Hate my bikes, NO. However, do have a favorite.

Hate my bikes, NO.
However, do have a favorite.
11-04-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By martianone

+1 give the Worksman utility a look. ...

+1

give the Worksman utility a look.
rugged, reliable, heavy and slow.
or
be objective, try a recumbent trike.
never thought I would like one,
until I tried it.
it is a great feeling...
10-24-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By martianone

Turn bike upside down, spray bottom of saddle...

Turn bike upside down,
spray bottom of saddle with your wd-40.
then listen for the squeak.
10-06-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,022
Posted By martianone

Professional rider, no padded shorts ? Probably...

Professional rider, no padded shorts ? Probably not.
Personally, Depends.........................


shorter rides (<50 km), usually don't bother.
when I do wear bike shorts, prefer J&G Touring...
10-02-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,949
Posted By martianone

IN my opinion, one of the leading causes of N+1...

IN my opinion, one of the leading causes of N+1 is the rider not getting the right feel or optimal bike fit.
frame material is only a part of that. Have ridden Al frames that were pretty stiff,...
09-30-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By martianone

I know OP indicated he/she had tried a saddle bag...

I know OP indicated he/she had tried a saddle bag without success,
hard to see why a seat pack like a Timbuktu2. Bike seat pack would not work?
a medium size one will fit a tube, tool, levers, etc....
09-30-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By martianone

Both should get a professional bike fitting and...

Both should get a professional bike fitting and higher spec bikes.
make sure the fitter really understands what you want from your new bikes
09-11-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By martianone

A GB saddle is an upgrade to any Brooks. Have...

A GB saddle is an upgrade to any Brooks.
Have leather saddles on all of my upright bikes, including B-17, B-68, Imperial, Champion Flyer. An S. Anatomica and a GB Aravis. The Aravis is a little more...
09-09-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,434
Posted By martianone

Consider a Townie D7 ? comfortable to ride...

Consider a Townie D7 ?
comfortable to ride upright position,
gearing is a 1x7, works well on fllat terrain and some hills also.
my partner and I each have one as our beach bikes,
after our road...
09-03-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,583
Posted By martianone

Consider a Bike Friday ? i have a NWT, step...

Consider a Bike Friday ?
i have a NWT, step through design is easy to jump on,
wheel size is a good balance between the small Bromptom wheel,
and 26/29 " wheels. Can get a pretty fate 20" tire to...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,444
Posted By martianone

I wear baseball pants. they are a good balance...

I wear baseball pants.
they are a good balance of warm and cool,
hard to stain or get road grimy,
easy to wash,
and not overly expensive.
Forum: Touring
08-30-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,015
Posted By martianone

While my preference is for a "stretched leather"...

While my preference is for a "stretched leather" saddle, when someone asks about an alternative; I've often suggested a Terry Liberator. Have Brooks, Anatomica and GB saddles, with GB Aravis my...
08-29-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,822
Posted By martianone

Hypothetical storage

Hypothetically?
bikes would be stored to allow their easy exit and entry,
perhaps on ground level floor.
you want to make it easy for her to get her bike out to ride and bring it in after ride....
08-20-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By martianone

Consider shorter crank arms ? also, fore/aft...

Consider shorter crank arms ?
also, fore/aft saddle position, plus saddle tilt ?
08-05-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,098
Posted By martianone

"When I was a kid", my kids hated it when I...

"When I was a kid", my kids hated it when I started a sentance with that phrase.
in 1960, my folks got me a bike for my birthday.
it was like I had been given wings, wings of wheels.
Been riding...
07-21-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By martianone

I didn't start getting old, until I said- think...

I didn't start getting old, until I said- think I'm getting old.
once I stopped that, I didn't get older.
07-21-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,082
Posted By martianone

the above helps, however there is no such thing...

the above helps, however there is no such thing as rust or corrosion proof.
wiping a wet bike off with a shop towel helps.
keeping the little "limber" holes clear helps to drain water out of the...
07-15-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By martianone

Luddite perspective...... Why bugger up a bike...

Luddite perspective...... Why bugger up a bike with electronic gizmos?
Forum: Commuting
06-25-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By martianone

I run a 1x9 with 38 t chain ring and 12-36...

I run a 1x9 with 38 t chain ring and 12-36 cassette.
Some suggest a couple mm in crank length does not make a difference,
That is not my experience.
Not sure what the OP is asking.
Chain ring...
06-20-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By martianone

Also enjoy cycling on Jekyl island, my mother...

Also enjoy cycling on Jekyl island, my mother lived there a few years after retirement. Do not like the bridge to Brunswick, St Simons island is less laid back. Used a Townie d7 with big apple tires,...
06-15-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By martianone

This is not a hub gear suggestion.... how about...

This is not a hub gear suggestion....
how about a two speed (chainring) front deraileur and single rear cog ?
Forum: Touring
05-28-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,092
Posted By martianone

12-36 cassette, 39 x 28 chainrings on my Trek...

12-36 cassette, 39 x 28 chainrings on my Trek 520.
hike, when I need lower.
05-28-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,460
Posted By martianone

Also, hope to be riding when I'm 84 !

Also, hope to be riding when I'm 84 !
05-28-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By martianone

Consider the pattern of regular Schwalbe...

Consider the pattern of regular Schwalbe Marathons?
for me, they have worked pretty well across a wide variation of surfaces.
sort of like an all season tire, 47 or 50 mm is a good size.
05-22-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By martianone

Big mistake! never buy your wife or partner a...

Big mistake!
never buy your wife or partner a bike !
your job is to encourage her to do so and offer guidance !
don't cheap out in this task.
what you spend will be a great investment
05-13-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By martianone

How much longer or farther than usual ? bike...

How much longer or farther than usual ?
bike fit not optimal.
Several years ago, rode a trek 520 on a three day tour,
bike seemed ok at first, but after about 75 km each day,
i got a little numb...
05-12-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,690
Posted By martianone

Consider one of the Chrome "sling" style bags ? ...

Consider one of the Chrome "sling" style bags ?
easy to carry on bike or hike, expandable room, long wearing construction.
i've used one on bike, motor cycling, hiking day trips, nicely carries on...
04-30-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By martianone

Why not consider a recumbent bike ? comfortable...

Why not consider a recumbent bike ?
comfortable and easy on your upper body ?
04-21-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,996
Posted By martianone

Ride upright and recumbent bikes, plus have a...

Ride upright and recumbent bikes, plus have a Townie 7D as a beach bike.
My partner and I got the Townies as beach bikes, because we didn't want to keep a "good bike" at the beach, well it turns out...
04-21-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,466
Posted By martianone

Flu vaccination helps protect you and everyone...

Flu vaccination helps protect you and everyone around you. Good to get it !
Forum: Commuting
04-14-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,921
Posted By martianone

I think the question should be, what gears do you...

I think the question should be, what gears do you currently use?
Several years ago, before building a commuting bike, i kept track of the gearing I used. Ratios that had 36, 49 and 64 gear inch...
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