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05-18-20, 08:27 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

You've been given a ton of good information and a...

You've been given a ton of good information and a lot to think about, but why should I let that stop me from giving yet more advice? :lol:

Leave your current bike alone. I'm sure it is a fine...
05-18-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By FiftySix

38/16 is what I have on my single speed. With the...

38/16 is what I have on my single speed. With the 700x42 tires on that bike, that works out to approximately 66 gear inches. I only have to contend with wind, since we don't have any natural hills...
05-18-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By wjjones

I am “old and slow” myself. l am 68, a bit...

I am “old and slow” myself. l am 68, a bit overweight, with bad knees. I don’t try to mash big gears or maintain 20 mph like in my youth (10-12 mph is more like it).

Anyway, my Shinola single...
05-17-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By Mikefule

By tradition, gears are measured in "inches". ...

By tradition, gears are measured in "inches". For example, a "60 inch gear" is equivalent to a 60 inch diameter wheel being driven directly through the hub with no chain or gear mechanism — like an...
05-17-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By Lemond1985

... or just stay in that gear ratio all the time,...

... or just stay in that gear ratio all the time, and pretend you have a single speed. :)
05-17-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By JohnDThompson

Start by picking a gear on your current set-up...

Start by picking a gear on your current set-up and just not shifting out of it. If you find a gear that works, configure your single-speed to use that same gear ratio.
01-19-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By Stadjer

This guy gets the idea. ...

This guy gets the idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oovSxq2GZhw

Basically they are still very close to the English designs they were based in the early 1900's. Since then typical Dutch has...
Forum: Touring
12-29-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,705
Posted By Happy Feet

Looked up the Trek Marlin 7 and it appears to be...

Looked up the Trek Marlin 7 and it appears to be a pretty upright hardtail. While any saddle can fit any bike there are a couple of notes about the Flyer and Brooks in general.

1. The flyer is...
Forum: Touring
12-26-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,920
Posted By tcs

Never ridden it, but I dunno, seems nice enough...

Never ridden it, but I dunno, seems nice enough to me:

https://youtu.be/tiN0Hy0mUA8

There's an amazing world of journeys just waiting out there, but it's hard to think of another first tour...
Forum: Touring
12-26-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,920
Posted By Papa Tom

I found that having no experience with touring...

I found that having no experience with touring was one of my best assets when I started out! I have been touring (if that's what you call the types of overnight credit card trips I do) on a...
12-05-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By rumrunn6

I broke my leg peeing, does that count?

I broke my leg peeing, does that count?
12-05-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By fly135

I once broke the speed of light, went back in...

I once broke the speed of light, went back in time and told myself to slow down because it's not a race. I'm a bit upset because I forgot to tell myself to buy Apple stock, and now that I'm older I...
12-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,646
Posted By xroadcharlie

Any new bike you ride, even bikes of the same...

Any new bike you ride, even bikes of the same design, you absolutely should go slow until you know how the bike will react when pushed. It might very well mean different techniques to control your...
11-22-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By PickleRick

For mountain biking, I use Pearl Izumi Men's...

For mountain biking, I use Pearl Izumi Men's Liner Shorts and then buy cheapo cargo shorts from Target or WallyWorld or TJ Maxx. This has been the perfect solution for me.

I like this system so...
08-10-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By mrt2you

just get a heat gun and peel it off. then wipe...

just get a heat gun and peel it off. then wipe off the excess glue with solvent. it is basically thick, clear stripe tape.
buy clear 3M protect tape and replace if you really want it back on. not a...
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