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03-24-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Miradaman

Kevcentral just reviewed it a few days ago... ...

Kevcentral just reviewed it a few days ago...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=438NJ0beDJ4
03-17-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Miradaman

That's a low end Dick's Sporting Goods bike,...

That's a low end Dick's Sporting Goods bike, isn't it? Not that there's anything wrong with that if it fits your needs and budget. Where I am, if it's clean and in nice shape it might be worth $80....
02-03-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,442
Posted By Miradaman

Personally, I don't think you need to spend that...

Personally, I don't think you need to spend that much, in my amateur opinion. I rented a mid-range Giant Talon hardtail last summer that retailed for around $750 and threw it down many rocky, rooty...
02-03-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,822
Posted By Miradaman

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Got this as a freeby from a neighbor. Haven't done much to it except scrub the...
12-29-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Miradaman

Most definitely. I've ridden 80s/90s era rigid...

Most definitely. I've ridden 80s/90s era rigid steel MTBs/ATBs for the majority of my adult riding career. You simply can't beat them as everyday all-rounders, particularly in a city. Put street...
12-29-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Miradaman

Indeed, I've rented several new MTBs over the...

Indeed, I've rented several new MTBs over the last few years on trips out to CO. There's no comparison, you'd get killed taking my old GT on some of the trails I took those rental bikes on. Not to...
12-07-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,047
Posted By Miradaman

Love to see a review of the Polygon after you put...

Love to see a review of the Polygon after you put some miles on it. I've been curious about their bikes.
12-03-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By Miradaman

OK, nowhere near 50,000 but I did put over 10,000...

OK, nowhere near 50,000 but I did put over 10,000 miles on my early '90s Schwinn Mirada Sport before it was stolen. Lived in the city for many years and it was my commuter/grocery getter/errand...
10-02-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Miradaman

I suspected as much, hence my asking before...

I suspected as much, hence my asking before attempting. Thanks for the answers folks.
06-23-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By Miradaman

And here I thought from casual observation that...

And here I thought from casual observation that that prediction was spot on. By me it seems the majority of people who ride are on hybrids.
05-08-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By Miradaman

Keep trying, you'll figure it out, save money and...

Keep trying, you'll figure it out, save money and have the satisfaction of riding a bike you fixed up yourself. Like you, I'm, shall we say, "frugal", with no mechanical skills whatsoever. Between...
05-08-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Miradaman

Thanks. That's actually what precipitated the...

Thanks. That's actually what precipitated the question, I need a new chain so thought I might upgrade the cassette while I'm at it...
04-21-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By Miradaman

I've used cheapo Bell and Schwinn branded wired...

I've used cheapo Bell and Schwinn branded wired units on several bikes over the years and they've worked just fine for me, as I just want an odometer, trip odometer and speedometer. All were...
03-21-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 481,231
Posted By Miradaman

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OK, I just posted this last weekend when I finshed it but I can't resist posting...
03-21-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Miradaman

Yeah, the first photo I posted was one I took for...

Yeah, the first photo I posted was one I took for reference for re-assembly. Guess I should have taken more. In my defense this is my first foray into thumb shifter maintenance...I've only re-cabled...
03-17-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Miradaman

Yeah, actually I did. As is with pedals, toe...

Yeah, actually I did. As is with pedals, toe cages and bottle rack on it weighs an even 24 lbs. Maybe not too impressive by modern standards but by far and away the lightest bike I've owned...
03-16-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Miradaman

Thanks. I put 25s on it. Speed was more a concern...

Thanks. I put 25s on it. Speed was more a concern than comfort, I got this to use for organized distance rides and paved paths. I do a few half-centuries and whatnot every year and I got tired of...
03-16-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Miradaman

Project Trek is complete

Finally found the time and spare cash to finish updating the ’89 Trek 420 I bought last September. Paid $100 for the bike and over time replaced the saddle, seat post, tires, tubes, cables, housing,...
03-08-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By Miradaman

Ah, that woud explain it. Thanks.

Ah, that woud explain it. Thanks.
02-28-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,336
Posted By Miradaman

This is my dirty work bike – grocery getter,...

This is my dirty work bike – grocery getter, winter beater, errand runner, urban rider. Not pretty but it doesn’t have to be. My third Mirada and they’re unkillable. Gotta get a new basket for the...
02-23-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,118
Posted By Miradaman

OK, so found the time to check out both the...

OK, so found the time to check out both the Timberline and the Karakoram. Didn't bother with the Outpost as it looked too big and qclabrat (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/qclabrat-108247.html)...
02-19-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,717
Posted By Miradaman

Do it all the time on busier roads. Here in the...

Do it all the time on busier roads. Here in the burbs nobody walks anywhere anyway so sidewalks are always empty. When I lived in the city I generally limited sidewalk riding to non-residential,...
02-18-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,118
Posted By Miradaman

Yep, got lucky with that one. The guy was much...

Yep, got lucky with that one. The guy was much more concerned with having everything gone than with making money so everybody won in the end.
11-23-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 21,927
Posted By Miradaman

Last September I did a half century with my...

Last September I did a half century with my father. He's a very fit 73, I'm a fairly fit 51. I couldn't keep up with him. He beat me to each rest stop by 5-8 minutes.
11-16-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 682,260
Posted By Miradaman

I might be 50+ but I am by no means an old...

I might be 50+ but I am by no means an old person, thank you very much. Most times I ride my filthy and neglected beater Schwinn. It's my dedicated errand runner/train station commuter/urban...
11-14-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24,337
Views: 2,890,264
Posted By Miradaman

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Just acquired an English 3-speed a few weeks ago, a 1964 Hercules, built I...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,686
Posted By Miradaman

Quite true. But as I said, it works in industrial...

Quite true. But as I said, it works in industrial areas where there aren't any pedestrians and you need to dodge some bad street conditions. Residential/business areas, no way.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,686
Posted By Miradaman

Dooner90 I rode recreationally and commuted...

Dooner90

I rode recreationally and commuted on the South Side for many years. My advice would be to give any groups of teens a wide berth - I had a couple of near confrontations, not to mention...
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