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07-24-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,153
Posted By livedarklions

I've lost 140 pounds and kept it off--like hell...

I've lost 140 pounds and kept it off--like hell those effects are very small. I constantly had to adjust food down or activity level up to maintain weight loss, and that gets harder as you go along,...
07-23-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By Bike Jedi

Actually, I don't think you realize how valuable...

Actually, I don't think you realize how valuable this thread actually is. I have been lurking for a long time, think about co-op's a lot, and don't often see conversations like this on the different...
07-23-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

As above, if the casing/cords are starting to...

As above, if the casing/cords are starting to show though, the tire is finished. A bulge in the tire also usually indicates damaged tire casing and it should be replaced. Also if you notice...
07-22-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Replace the rear tire with the front when you see...

Replace the rear tire with the front when you see fabric/cords, a bulge where cords broke, a hole large enough to let the tube escape, or sidewall damage. You may also replace it when you're running...
07-22-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By WizardOfBoz

There is aging, there is wear, and there is...

There is aging, there is wear, and there is failure. The check for cracking and such above is for aging. These checks are all good.

Failure is where the fabric has ripped or been cut and you a...
07-22-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Retro Grouch

When I start getting punctures more frequently...

When I start getting punctures more frequently it's my tires telling me it's time to re-tire.
07-21-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Casing shows through tread 2. Casing...

1. Casing shows through tread
2. Casing threads are fraying in the sidewalls
3. Bead is separating from casing.
4. Lots of tiny cuts or gashes in the rubber.
5. For a used bike, rubber is...
07-21-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I ride mine until they fail. I carry boots so I...

I ride mine until they fail. I carry boots so I can limp home. I don't recommend my practice.
07-21-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Iride01

For me, it depends on what's coming up on my...

For me, it depends on what's coming up on my riding schedule. If just a normal ride for me, I'm more curious about the "how far will they go" instead of worried about flatting. If a Century ride or...
07-21-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By dsbrantjr

Minor surface checking/cracking of the rubber is...

Minor surface checking/cracking of the rubber is inconsequential as long as the fabric cords, which give the tire its structural integrity, are not exposed. Same with wear on the tread; when you...
07-21-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By tyrion

You can ride them until the casing material is...

You can ride them until the casing material is exposed. When the tread is worn down you'll lose puncture protection and maybe lose traction, but given that it is still safe to ride.
07-21-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By rumrunn6

Inspect them closely when fully inflated for dry...

Inspect them closely when fully inflated for dry cracks or anything else that doesnít look normal. If a tire passes a close visual inspection you should be good to go
07-20-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Gresp15C

My thought: Since it's bought and paid for, ride...

My thought: Since it's bought and paid for, ride it until you either decide that you don't like it, or it wears out. I've noticed that there are often multiple online sellers with the same item and...
07-20-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By UniChris

If there's some unimportant exposed edge you...

If there's some unimportant exposed edge you underneath you can pick at that with a pin and see what it's like, though it helps to have done the same with something that is actual leather to...
07-17-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By Phil_gretz

...and when I got home and told my wife what I...

...and when I got home and told my wife what I had done, she leaped back and grabbed a kitchen knife. In an athletic crouch, she screamed, "who are you, and what have you done to my husband?"
07-16-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,618
Posted By ronin4740

Similar story here - won't bore you with it. ...

Similar story here - won't bore you with it. Weight loss was easy in the 30's and not too hard in the 40's is getting harder and harder in the 50's... Did the Keto diet 18 months ago and lost a...
07-16-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,039
Posted By DOS

Update, the LBS is offering a replacement frame....

Update, the LBS is offering a replacement frame. Unkown yet what specific frame they deem as comparable to a 7 yr old Madone. They are Specialized, C’dale and Giant dealers but not Trek.
07-15-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By VegasTriker

The bike manufacturers send them out with the...

The bike manufacturers send them out with the saddle that appeals to most of the buyers. For beach cruisers that is often older riders who assume that a wider saddle is more comfortable than a narrow...
07-15-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,728
Posted By bobwysiwyg

None of us are fat, we're just generously...

None of us are fat, we're just generously proportioned.

Enjoy your find. ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By Simple Simon

'Strida' thats a bike not heard much on here,...

'Strida' thats a bike not heard much on here, nevertheless a fab bike, I'm now on my 3rd :thumb:

1st: Mk3 from about 2003 stolen :notamused:

2nd: Mk3 given to son - still in use, very useful...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By ro-monster

I've been riding a single-speed Strida for about...

I've been riding a single-speed Strida for about a year. It took me a while to get used to the handling. When I bought it, I had to walk over to a park and practice starting and stopping for an hour...
07-12-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,232
Posted By TimothyH

Every day is a gift from God which none of us...

Every day is a gift from God which none of us have done anything to deserve or earn.

Plan prudently for tomorrow but don't worry about it because it might not come.

Be thankful for today....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By MEversbergII

I've always thought these were nifty - easily the...

I've always thought these were nifty - easily the most distinctive bike in production right now. I'd like to give these a try sometime, but there are no dealers near me and I know no owners. I've...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By kingsting

I have three of them. Two newer models and a...

I have three of them. Two newer models and a second generation. Fun riders although the 2nd gen suffers from very flexy plastic bottom bracket.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By GTA

I have two of these. Good quality. Fast...

I have two of these.
Good quality. Fast folding. Fun to ride. Easy maintenance.
Low speed. Unstable. Strange geometry.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By sweeks

I have a Strida 2, my first folder, which I...

I have a Strida 2, my first folder, which I bought in 2001. I put 1000 miles on it before moving on to two Dahons and finally a Tern.
It took a little getting used to, mostly because of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By 1nterceptor

BFold in New York City might/should have some...

BFold in New York City might/should have some parts/accessories.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By BruceMetras

Congrats on the Strida! I had one for a few...

Congrats on the Strida! I had one for a few years that I used to exercise my dog with. Cool little folder.

There is a forum member here (Bill Wilby) who is a Strida dealer in Canada. Wealth of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By BromptonINrio

spot real and fake is not hard. see: How...

spot real and fake is not hard.

see:
How to authenticate your Strida? (http://stridasingapore.com/forum/index.php?topic=2162.0)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By tcs

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/577x285/screen_shot_2019_07_09_at_2_17_42_pm_0b59a4d842a6af1a1d2f818068145e1a20eba8ff.png

They've been in continuous production for longer...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By 1nterceptor

BFold of New York City let me test ride one a...

BFold of New York City let me test ride one a while ago(2 years?).
Handling takes a bit to get used to; even by folding bike standards.
Geometry is really weird. One advantage is you can remain...
07-08-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,518
Posted By willibrord

Thank you. critique of said study ...

Thank you.

critique of said study

https://cluelessdoctors.com/2018/08/17/when-bad-science-can-harm-you/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

and the PURE study of 135 000 participants also from the...
07-08-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,518
Posted By livedarklions

Start there: ...

Start there:
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(18)30135-X/fulltext
07-08-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,807
Posted By noglider

If you don't want to pay for their expertise, the...

If you don't want to pay for their expertise, the solution is simple. Just don't. But don't blame them for making a living with it.

Truing a wheel is usually a flat rate job, i.e. irrespective of...
07-03-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,168
Posted By wgscott

The mini shop-vac vacuum cleaner was $25 at...

The mini shop-vac vacuum cleaner was $25 at Costco (and, unlike the magnet thingie, I can use it for other stuff). The dental floss was a free handout from the dentist. It worked in less than 60...
07-01-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By freeranger

YAY! Still got it!

A friend wanted to trail ride, so dusted off the old chromoly GT and went out to ride. Nothing radical-just the usual singletrack with rocks, roots, stream crossing, etc. No log jumps or major drops....
Forum: Recumbent
06-30-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,087
Posted By Velocivixen

lucille - Are you certain that you are turning...

lucille - Are you certain that you are turning the pedals the correct direction? Stand on one side of the bike (drivetrain side, for example) and say to yourself “back off”. That means you turn that...
06-30-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,867
Posted By katsup

The one with the easiest lock or in the least...

The one with the easiest lock or in the least public spot.
Forum: Recumbent
06-29-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,087
Posted By Velocivixen

lucille - seen your posts on other forum but this...

lucille - seen your posts on other forum but this is the first image. Itís a beauty! Brake pads tend to harden over time and donít grip as well as when new. I would spring for new brake pads.
...
06-29-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,927
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 377,392
Posted By coopman

Good luck with your new adventure sparkydog. ...

Good luck with your new adventure sparkydog.
I'm 65 and just got myself an Electra Cruiser 1 and a helmet this morning at the local bike shop. I have not ridden in more than 20 years myself.
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,087
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you have to replace everything, just stick to...

If you have to replace everything, just stick to the correct # of gears, based on how many gears in your rear wheel. Probably 7-speed. It's all standard, although OLD, bike components.
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,942
Posted By alan s

Bianchi, of course.

Bianchi, of course.
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By canklecat

BTW, if you have time to watch craziness...

BTW, if you have time to watch craziness unfolding, you probably have time to duck and cover. Dunno about Colorado, but when public altercations start in Texas I look for bulletproof cover. Stuff...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,942
Posted By Happy Feet

Imagine what the bee went through!

Imagine what the bee went through!
Forum: Recumbent
06-21-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Finally brought her home last week: ...

Finally brought her home last week:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x270/velo_me_sm01_bd4b640a1f3f6eea0ff9d049da20cdc50b26220b.jpg
06-19-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,556
Posted By cooker

Wow, such angry. What is wrong with someone...

Wow, such angry. What is wrong with someone making a commitment to themselves regarding something they want to accomplish? It's almost as if you have some need to tell others what they should...
06-16-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,662
Posted By BookFinder

I beg to differ, guv'ner. BMI is an...

I beg to differ, guv'ner.

BMI is an excellent indicator for most of the population, because overweight due to muscle mass is a very, very small percentage of the people being weighed. All of us...
06-14-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,662
Posted By BookFinder

"A Wal-Mart bike will self-destruct under a 300...

"A Wal-Mart bike will self-destruct under a 300 lb guy."

Oh Lord - please deliver me from the elitists and bike-pharisees who doth protest loudly on the street corners of their rightness. They...
06-12-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,188
Posted By FiftySix

Who says that? Insurance companies? If so, that...

Who says that? Insurance companies? If so, that would make sense as some people would claim their bicycle was in their garage (whether it was or not) to file a home insurance claim.

The photo I...
06-01-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,352
Posted By TimothyH

Lots of advice from fools in this thread. A...

Lots of advice from fools in this thread.

A wife doesn't need a hobby or dogs. She needs a husband who spends time with her.

If her husband doesn't spend time with her then she is going to get...
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