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04-15-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,813
Posted By Shay Howe

Alright, trigger's been pulled and my new shiny...

Alright, trigger's been pulled and my new shiny white Dover Windsor X7 is ordered from Bikes Direct. Should ship in a few days and be headed this way. :thumb:
04-12-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't waste money on a Escape 3. I would...

I wouldn't waste money on a Escape 3. I would move on and find bikes you can test ride if you are worried about it.
04-12-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 563
Posted By HerrKaLeun

and it is right in the name....MOUNTAIN riding...

and it is right in the name....MOUNTAIN riding requires a bike that is good for climbing and descending technical trails.

A bike actually good for MTB, will suck if used for the road/bike path.
...
04-12-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,357
Posted By Koyote

Just thought I would point out that beicster ,...

Just thought I would point out that beicster , who is 6'2" and 240 pounds, is not the person who asked for bike recommendations.
04-11-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,357
Posted By Bill in VA

I can relate to your situation and dedication to...

I can relate to your situation and dedication to get back to bicycling. Been there also (I was as high as 245 before I retired and made weight loss a priority, and now have to drop the COVID weight.)...
04-11-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,357
Posted By DorkDisk

Jamis Renegade...

Jamis Renegade (https://www.jamisbikes.com/bikes/adventure-gravel/allroad-adventure/renegade/) should be on that list....
04-10-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By wing2011

thank you so much! I went home with the Trek FX...

thank you so much! I went home with the Trek FX 3 and so happy with it! 😊
04-10-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By veganbikes

A lot of extra weight for a short travel...

A lot of extra weight for a short travel suspension. If I really need suspension I will want a mountain bike because I am mountain biking. I really don't want suspension on a regular hybrid unless...
04-10-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Moisture

The sooner you find yourself a good bike, the...

The sooner you find yourself a good bike, the better. The market continues to become more and more ridiculous. As long as you are patient you are guaranteed to find a good deal on a bike that will...
04-10-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By billridesbikes

I think you should go for the road bike with drop...

I think you should go for the road bike with drop bars. Don't be scared of the drops, because they'll give you more positions and are actually more comfortable on long rides.

The drops give you a...
04-09-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By veganbikes

I would say Sirrus 3.0 as I have sold that bike...

I would say Sirrus 3.0 as I have sold that bike for years (with different name) and it has provided plenty of people with a good solid entry level hybrid.

Never really been a fan of Crackandfail...
04-09-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By veganbikes

$600 will get you above a department store bike...

$600 will get you above a department store bike but it won't get you a bike of quality. If you are serious about riding you will want to spend a bit more. Something like this is a decent option and...
04-08-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 902
Posted By Gresp15C

This is why I take my cars to a small independent...

This is why I take my cars to a small independent shop. He's not any cheaper for the work he does, but I don't have to deal with a "service advisor," i.e., high pressure salesman, and all of the...
04-08-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Moisture

I would recommend looking into a gravel bike. It...

I would recommend looking into a gravel bike. It will do nearly everything well.
04-08-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,813
Posted By DMC707

Rats - Another attempt at health and wellness...

Rats - Another attempt at health and wellness foiled by PayPal! The fiends!!

take it easy bud, grey skies will turn blue again soon
04-07-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By Koyote

Nothing you've written here makes any sense. ...

Nothing you've written here makes any sense.

Bike manufacturers pay the same tax rates as other firms.

Corporations generally do not all "pass tax increases right through to the public that...
04-07-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By Kapusta

Um, no. Corporate taxes in the US remained...

Um, no. Corporate taxes in the US remained unchanged from 2008-2017, and then dropped drastically in 2018.

There are many reasons for inflation, taxes are not one of them.
04-07-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By unterhausen

My point that disappeared in the hate was that...

My point that disappeared in the hate was that you are not typical, and the typical new bike buyer will not be able to tell that your bike is ridable without significant cost at a bike shop. And your...
04-07-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By oldbobcat

An FX-quality freewheel costs about $35. What...

An FX-quality freewheel costs about $35. What appears to have happened is a broken axle in the hub. That usually happens because the drive-side locknut loosens, causing the drive-side cone to loosen,...
04-07-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By jon c.

What constitutes "sport" is one of the oldest and...

What constitutes "sport" is one of the oldest and most pointless arguments extant. Everyone believes the term means what they wish it to mean and no opinion will ever change.
04-07-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By hubcyclist

Not having read all the discussion above, I have...

Not having read all the discussion above, I have noticed, for example, that my base model Allez with Claris was msrp $750 in 2018 and now it is $1000, no changes in components or geometry. It may be...
04-06-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By guachi

The Mazda 3 isn't the bottom of the lineup. It's...

The Mazda 3 isn't the bottom of the lineup. It's their smallest car currently sold in America (Mazda 2 was smaller but now sold since 2014) but smallest doesn't equal bottom. It's not an entry level...
04-06-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By wphamilton

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IT must be pretty rough nowadays. Back in the old days, 2008, it...
04-05-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By afm199

Back in 2014 I bought a Bike Nashbar AL1, which...

Back in 2014 I bought a Bike Nashbar AL1, which really was a great deal. It had mostly Sora components, ok wheels and brakes. I still own the slightly pork frameset, which is probably a Cannondale,...
04-05-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By altondavis2

I think you're right on with the recent price...

I think you're right on with the recent price increases. Admittedly the content on a lot of bikes has increased.
Its hard for me to justify disc brakes on an entry level bikes. I am down to 3...
04-04-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By downtube42

Think of it like buying a pair of pants. You can...

Think of it like buying a pair of pants. You can buy jeans, sweats, or dress pants. New or used. You can spend $25 or $200. But you wouldn't buy pants that don't fit.

About anything decent that...
04-04-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By Kapusta

Comparisons of what the most expensive bikes are...

Comparisons of what the most expensive bikes are from different eras tells you basically zero about what the sport actually costs to participate in.
04-04-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Melvang

Shifters alone are going to cost more than that...

Shifters alone are going to cost more than that unless buying used or gray market. I just put 105 11 speed on my bike and shifters were $235.
04-04-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,174
Posted By canklecat

I resumed running in late autumn 2020 to give my...

I resumed running in late autumn 2020 to give my neck a rest from pain caused by old injuries. I couldn't ride longer than an hour or so before the pain spoiled any fun.

Aerobic conditioning...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By SapInMyBlood

From memory it's only a 1-2% difference. If you...

From memory it's only a 1-2% difference. If you want to make a big difference, go to a 30/46 Chainring combo
04-03-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Kapusta

After being a lycra-only guy on the road for many...

After being a lycra-only guy on the road for many years, I have been going with liners and shorts (AKA baggies) on more and more rides lately.

The issue is less aesthetics (though in redneck areas...
04-02-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By clubman

It's not bars, it's front brake related. Good...

It's not bars, it's front brake related. Good front and rear modulating brakes will fix it. A bike 'fit' never hurts for guys that aren't cyclists.

edit...sure great wine bike with the right...
04-02-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Classtime

I have two buddies who went over the bars by...

I have two buddies who went over the bars by grabbing the brakes and then as they are thrown forward they grab more and over they go. One buddy broke a collar bone. Use the same levers and North...
04-02-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Rolla

Mountain bike baggies with sewn-in liners are...

Mountain bike baggies with sewn-in liners are usually overbuilt. I'm a fan of wearing a Zoic Premium liner (https://zoic.com/premium-liner) and a pair of whatever shorts I want.
04-02-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Hiro11

*spends $4,000 on a high performance road bike* ...

*spends $4,000 on a high performance road bike*
*has a hangup with cycling shorts and plans to wear baggies on a $4K road bike*
*thinks $70 is tough to swallow for a pair of shorts*

I'm not...
04-02-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By CAT7RDR

Casual bike shorts with padding? Never worked for...

Casual bike shorts with padding? Never worked for me.
I need compression and a form fitting chamois that moves with me. YMMV
04-02-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By Koyote

Okay, I guess I just can't quit this thread. :) ...

Okay, I guess I just can't quit this thread. :)

I do agree totally with this. I always have the same reaction to the routine recommendation for newbies to "just buy used bikes." People who want...
04-01-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By mstateglfr

I fully understand the realites of the market and...

I fully understand the realites of the market and the many factors which influence both cost and pricing.

Even though I understand everything, it totally sucks and is really tough to accept. ...
04-01-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,813
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd suggest you preserve some sanity and actually...

I'd suggest you preserve some sanity and actually get a bike before you spend much time looking at accessories and geegaws. :thumb:
04-01-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By Gresp15C

I have a 1963 Schwinn cruiser with 1 speed, that...

I have a 1963 Schwinn cruiser with 1 speed, that would be $343 in today's dollars. The Schwinn Huron 1 is practically the same bike for $279. There's a 3-speed version that compares to the 2-speed...
04-01-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By Troul

when the access to an entry level bicycle...

when the access to an entry level bicycle approaches the beater car price tag or one of the E-skeeters, the decision to go with what takes the least effort trumps all. So that kid or adult that...
04-01-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,813
Posted By daoswald

The bike that seems sensible and comfortable for...

The bike that seems sensible and comfortable for two miles once every couple weeks is different from the bike you would be comfortable riding twenty or more miles per week. Which category will you be...
04-01-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By DDzBike

A few days ago I pulled into my driveway...

A few days ago I pulled into my driveway following a morning ride. A lady was walking her dog and asked to speak to me for a moment. Long story short she was looking for some advice on purchasing a...
04-01-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By freeranger

Just for the heck of it, I went to compare prices...

Just for the heck of it, I went to compare prices on road bikes from two of the "big three" bike mfrs. Now, my bike has rim brakes, while the ones I compared have discs. Otherwise, spec for spec,...
04-01-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By J.Higgins

Agreed. Look at the auto industry. You cant even...

Agreed. Look at the auto industry. You cant even touch a decent car for less than $30k now. I feel so sorry for all of the younger people who are forking over a weeks pay or more per month just to...
03-30-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By 10 Wheels

Look in your local Craigslist. You need...

Look in your local Craigslist.
You need something with 36 Spoke's in each Wheel..

Please Start Walking to drop some Weight.
03-29-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By rut3556

>>The big question is whether your local shops...

>>The big question is whether your local shops will have any in stock. New bikes are hard to come by these days<<

This! Had I not bought my Giant Escape 2 Disc back in February I'd be out of luck...
03-29-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,074
Posted By guachi

I think people grossly overestimate how many...

I think people grossly overestimate how many calories they burn from exercise. People can lose 1 lb of fat (3500 Calories) per week from reducing calorie intake but most inactive people would blanch...
03-29-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,074
Posted By 70sSanO

Cycling in itself won’t cause you to lose weight....

Cycling in itself won’t cause you to lose weight. However, cycling, as well as any other tangible motivator, can be the reason to eat less and lose weight.

I think for a number of people, health...
03-29-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,074
Posted By hubcyclist

I started cycling in the fall of 2013, at the...

I started cycling in the fall of 2013, at the time I weighed I believe 215lbs and by cycling (and of course cutting back portions and what not) I got down to 155 in a few months. Without cycling to...
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