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09-12-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,236
Posted By jimincalif

Thatís a good thing, not a problem! Hills are an...

Thatís a good thing, not a problem! Hills are an opportunity to improve fitness, you need to train and build up, hills are a great way to do this. There are lots of different approaches to...
09-11-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,236
Posted By zarbog

Hoping to encourage you with a bit of my own...

Hoping to encourage you with a bit of my own journey. Started riding last July. I was diagnosed as to being 70% effecient in my breathing. Still considered normal but 69% would of dropped me out...
09-11-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,236
Posted By Biker395

Have you always had the problem, or is it a...

Have you always had the problem, or is it a fairly recent development? I'd get yourself checked out by a doc to make sure everything is OK.

Assuming you do, and you're fit enough for it, you...
09-11-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,236
Posted By big john

Before you have to stop are you in your lowest...

Before you have to stop are you in your lowest gear? Are you turning a good cadence? I think if you can do 30 minutes of cardio 3 times a week you should see improvement.
09-11-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,236
Posted By zacster

Ride more. Take a longer ride a few times a...

Ride more. Take a longer ride a few times a week, but a loooonnnngggggeeeeerrrrr ride. Try doing 5 miles as a start. Then 10, then 20. Work your way up after that. If that sounds like it is...
09-11-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,236
Posted By Bigbus

I'm a few years older than you and I still get...

I'm a few years older than you and I still get winded when I climb a long grade, will it ever end? Seriously, if you're sure you're not going to keel over from a heart attack, just keep pushing it. I...
09-11-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,236
Posted By DrIsotope

The brutally short answer is that riding 8-12...

The brutally short answer is that riding 8-12 miles a week isn't going to radically improve cardiovascular fitness. If you want to become a stronger, more capable rider, you're going to have to do it...
08-15-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By ThermionicScott

May they take a long time to do so! :thumb:

May they take a long time to do so! :thumb:
08-15-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By Crankycrank

Just give the chain a good wipe with a rag after...

Just give the chain a good wipe with a rag after a few miles of riding after lubing. This usually gets rid of the excess lube that flings off onto your spokes.
08-14-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By Gresp15C

Bar and chain lube is chainsaw oil. I've used it...

Bar and chain lube is chainsaw oil. I've used it myself in the past for winter riding, because I had it for my chainsaw and decided to try it on the bike. I doubt that it comes in a bottle with a...
08-14-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By 79pmooney

Celticgirl, I forgot to mention one thing you can...

Celticgirl, I forgot to mention one thing you can do that will make a real difference, especially if you ride in the wet. If you have access to a garden hose or the like after your rides, you can do...
08-14-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By dabac

+1 If the OP is a fair-weather only type of...

+1
If the OP is a fair-weather only type of rider, donít worry about it.
All-Weather, high-mileage riders can benefit from regular inspections.
Iíve had two rims fail catastrophically, and some...
08-13-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By 79pmooney

Celticgirl, rims wear out from caliper brakes...

Celticgirl, rims wear out from caliper brakes over time. Fact of life. It's part of the stopping process. (Discs do too.) How fast depends on a lot of factors mentioned above. Riding in the wet...
08-13-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By trailflow1

Yes. Clean the rims thoroughly on a regular...

Yes. Clean the rims thoroughly on a regular basis. Scrub the brake surface and pads with a scourer pad + warm water and dish soap.
08-13-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By Gresp15C

My family fleet includes bikes that are used...

My family fleet includes bikes that are used during the winter on salted / sanded roads. Over the space of a decade, we've worn out exactly one rim, on a bike whose brakes were neglected and loaded...
08-13-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By noglider

That's an innovation! I might just try it. ...

That's an innovation! I might just try it.

Maybe my method is wasteful or dirty, but I squeeze the oil bottle to make a constant stream, and I turn the cranks backward to roll the chain under the...
08-13-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By Bandera

Who mentioned disc brakes? Is this the same old...

Who mentioned disc brakes?
Is this the same old tired dead horse you're beating once more yet again?
Did "going fast is stupid", "you are wasting $ on cycling kit" and "only recumbents are...
08-13-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By Unca_Sam

Good advice. Unless you'll battle the elements...

Good advice.
Unless you'll battle the elements regularly, it's not something that happens overnight. Depending on your wheels, a replacement wheelset could be more efficient.
08-13-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've read that, too, and it undoubtedly happens...

I've read that, too, and it undoubtedly happens to some people. It concerned me enough at the time that I invested in replacement rims for a few of my wheels. Thousands of miles later, I still...
08-13-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By kingston

You usually don't need new spokes and nipples to...

You usually don't need new spokes and nipples to replace a worn out rim. It's pretty easy to just swap out the rim. If you do need new spokes, they are available for a lot less than a buck a spoke.
08-13-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By CliffordK

If the spokes and nipples are good, and it is...

If the spokes and nipples are good, and it is just rim wear, one may be able to simply swap rims, assuming one finds one with the same dimensions.

Of course, building a wheel is a fiddly job...
08-13-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By Crankycrank

I'd be concerned that doing it this way only...

I'd be concerned that doing it this way only leaves a light film on the outside of the chain and not where you want the lube which is inside all the moving surfaces.
08-13-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By HTupolev

It does happen. How fast it happens depends on...

It does happen. How fast it happens depends on how clean the rims and pads are, the particular rim and pad materials, the conditions you're riding in, and how much you're braking.

Drizzly weather...
08-13-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By gregf83

Depends when you ride. I used to go through a rim...

Depends when you ride. I used to go through a rim in 2yrs commuting in the winter. The rain and muck formed a grinding paste that would wear the rims down.

I haven’t worn out a rim on a summer...
08-13-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,792
Posted By restlessswind

For higher speeds and longer distance (or road...

For higher speeds and longer distance (or road tripping), I prefer a D.S/hybrid bike, modified to my fit (slight lean forward with the ability to sit upright). For schlepping around, I love my...
Forum: Introductions
08-11-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Greenish

Welcome! Might be a wonderful place!

Welcome! Might be a wonderful place!
Forum: Introductions
08-11-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By cb400bill

Welcome to Bike Forums Celticgirl!

Welcome to Bike Forums Celticgirl!
Forum: Introductions
08-11-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Trsnrtr

Welcome! Nice intro. :thumb:

Welcome! Nice intro. :thumb:
07-02-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,897
Posted By Kevin R

Yes; I am a child of God:) To be honest I...

Yes; I am a child of God:)

To be honest I bought those lights because i wanted something VERY BRIGHT for use in daylight......In Trinidad cyclists dont get much respect and I am merely doing my...
07-02-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,897
Posted By wphamilton

Always flashing on the rear light - there's no...

Always flashing on the rear light - there's no need to over-complicate it.


Flashing red light says "bicycle".
Flashing LED lasts longer than steady.
I don't care if the driver behind me...
08-29-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By SJM205

Closer to Free Ride, 9/8/18, New Haven, CT

Saturday, September 8 will be the annual Closer to Free Ride to benefit the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale. As a patient, I know firsthand of the work they do at Smilow. They quite literally saved...
07-31-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,779
Posted By noglider

It doesn't need to be so complicated. Pretty much...

It doesn't need to be so complicated. Pretty much any oil will do. I've never mixed stuff up. I've used whatever was on hand, such as motor oil. I've also used ATF and chainsaw oil, at separate...
07-31-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,779
Posted By cyccommute

More accurate PSA time: Yes, bicycling is fun...

More accurate PSA time: Yes, bicycling is fun and healthy. And, yes, we spend far too much time worrying about the damned chains on bicycles. And, yes, they are cheap and they wear out no matter...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,409
Posted By Bah Humbug

I, on the other hand, loved it. YMMV.

I, on the other hand, loved it. YMMV.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,409
Posted By rpenmanparker

Nagging question: is "vulcanizing fluid" just plain old rubber cement?

From time to time this issue comes up. Is tube patch vulcanizing fluid a specific formulation for "gluing" patches onto tubes containing vulcanizing chemicals needed to make the bond between the...
05-23-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 31,719
Posted By noglider

Elmers absolutely works for me every bit as well...

Elmers absolutely works for me every bit as well as the Rema glue. I recently bought two little tubes of the Rema stuff to put in my toolkits. I use the bottle of Elmers at home, since it's a bit...
05-22-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 31,719
Posted By HillRider

Don't be dismissive of Elmers Rubber Cement...

Don't be dismissive of Elmers Rubber Cement ($1.25 for 4 oz at any Wal-Mart) for bike tube patching. I've used it with Rema patches for years with uniformly reliable results. I buy just the patches...
03-06-08, 04:30 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 126,313
Posted By fitrider

I ride pretty much everywhere - I have 2 cars but...

I ride pretty much everywhere - I have 2 cars but tend to do more mile on my bikes!
02-08-08, 01:29 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 126,313
Posted By Schwinnhund

I use my bikes foir transportation anytime I...

I use my bikes foir transportation anytime I don't have to carry more than 40 pounds of weight, and if I have the time to reach my destination by bike.

I live in the Cohutta Wilderness area of N....
01-22-08, 05:37 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 126,313
Posted By k_tech

I've been a regular commuter in Knoxville, TN for...

I've been a regular commuter in Knoxville, TN for about a year now. My usual route is 6 miles RT on an '86 Raleigh Technium. This time of year both directions of my commute are in the dark. I use a...
12-23-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 126,313
Posted By mimib123

I live in Maryville, Tennessee. The speed limit...

I live in Maryville, Tennessee. The speed limit is anywhere from 15 MPH in neighborhoods to 40 MPH in bigger streets. There are sidewalks where MOST people on bikes ride, but I refuse to ride...
10-08-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 126,313
Posted By phantompong

Hmm, this is all very interesting. I live in a...

Hmm, this is all very interesting. I live in a densely populated urban city that aspires to be a big garden. (I'm not kidding here... any fellow Singaporeans or Singaporean residents?) My cycling...
05-28-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 126,313
Posted By Minerva

I'm new to the commuting thing - this is my third...

I'm new to the commuting thing - this is my third year, but I would consider my commute a technical challange for me. I'm on a Trek hybrid. I live/work in an urban/suburban area, and my 20 miles...
03-01-07, 01:51 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 126,313
Posted By hotbike

I have ridden over 135,000 miles since 1972. My...

I have ridden over 135,000 miles since 1972. My style of riding has changed over time. I haven't had an accident or "wiped out" in a very long time.
I no longer "sprint", or try to show motorists...
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