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09-28-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 662
Posted By freeranger

First I've heard of that frame builder, had to...

First I've heard of that frame builder, had to look it up. Figure it wasn't cheap. Looks like they're based in Colorado, so if you can't get a response, at least you can get courts involved. I'd want...
09-27-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By freeranger

Haven't shopped for a bike in over a decade, but...

Haven't shopped for a bike in over a decade, but from what I have read on this site, seems you might be replacing part(s) of it the GT to obtain better shifting: SRAM SX Eagle shifting - fix or...
09-25-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,262
Posted By freeranger

Did you inflate the tires to 140 psi?

Did you inflate the tires to 140 psi?
09-25-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 638
Posted By freeranger

Could you sew (or have sewn) a vertical strip of...

Could you sew (or have sewn) a vertical strip of tough fabric to your seat bag? Or maybe punch two holes thru the seat bag, then pop rivet a tough piece of fabric vertically.
09-23-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,606
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Views: 577,656
Posted By freeranger

Riding without a cell phone?! Almost as...

Riding without a cell phone?! Almost as frightening as riding without: electronic shifting, hydraulic brakes, v-brakes, GPS, carbon frame/components, clipless pedals, 1x systems with pie plate sized...
09-20-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 834
Posted By freeranger

Will be getting flu and current Omicron variant...

Will be getting flu and current Omicron variant shot about 2 wks.out. I always get a flu shot--had it so bad when 16 yrs old (or maybe 17) that if you touched a hair on my head, it felt like you hit...
09-19-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By freeranger

After reading the posts, I recall him. Never paid...

After reading the posts, I recall him. Never paid too much attention to his posts, figured it was just a lot of talk. Buying an expensive bike, a shed for parents, etc. So, the posts were real, or at...
09-17-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By freeranger

Maybe better put: you're more likely to be...

Maybe better put: you're more likely to be noticed falling getting on or off the bike, than being seen riding a bike with a step-thru frame. Hope you did find it funny--wasn't meant to be "mean".
09-17-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By freeranger

Get a bike with a "dropped" top tube--they have...

Get a bike with a "dropped" top tube--they have lost the "stigma" of being a girl's bike, as many have issues getting on and off a bike. Think you'll find trigger shifters--either indexed or...
09-16-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,222
Posted By freeranger

I have a metal plate with 8 screws in my wrist...

I have a metal plate with 8 screws in my wrist from a break 3 months ago. Riding on the hoods of my road bike is by far more comfortable and a more neutral position than my mtn. bike flat bar. Road...
09-15-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,812
Posted By freeranger

I did ride iyesterday- 9/14/22 - FINALLY-was only...

I did ride iyesterday- 9/14/22 - FINALLY-was only 9 mlles, but damn it felt good to be riding. First time in 3 months, since I broke my wrist
(not bike related). Just a little pain, easily bearable,...
09-13-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,005
Posted By freeranger

That may still happen in more rural areas, or...

That may still happen in more rural areas, or where there are large farms and the dogs roam loose.
09-13-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 155
Posted By freeranger

There are many on this site with better expertise...

There are many on this site with better expertise on what will switch out with what, but from what I'm reading, sure sounds like the best option is to go shopping for a new (or used) bike with better...
09-13-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By freeranger

Nice bike for your use, and don't worry about...

Nice bike for your use, and don't worry about your age. I'm still riding trails with rocks, roots, and stream crossings. No jumps or drops, but at 71 y.o. on a "98 (frame-rest upgraded) mtn.bike,...
09-13-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,005
Posted By freeranger

Over 400 homes in our subdivision and most have a...

Over 400 homes in our subdivision and most have a dog(s). I've either been very lucky or most are responsible dog "parents". I think the latter. Sure wish all with pets were as thoughtful.
Edit--we...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20,533
Views: 4,796,803
Posted By freeranger

For my wife's bike, bought a pair of Michelin Pro...

For my wife's bike, bought a pair of Michelin Pro Course tires and a pair of white Lezyne side pull bottle cages to go along with the white(ish) decal on her LeMond Reno-much easier since the bike is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,296
Posted By freeranger

Really? Per your post: "What I see from it is...

Really? Per your post: "What I see from it is there is a lot of expense and risk with very little benefit. I tried to determine when and who might benefit from clipping in and to be fair, I suppose...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,296
Posted By freeranger

Use whatever works for you. But just because...

Use whatever works for you. But just because something didn't work for you doesn't mean it's a bad idea, or may not be of benefit for someone else. FWIW, I tried clipless pedals after I bought a road...
09-06-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By freeranger

I would try to avoid disassembling the shifters....

I would try to avoid disassembling the shifters. Try just putting a plastic bag to catch overspray and spray the internals with WD. Did this with my wife's '98 mtn bike and worked for it. Chain...
09-06-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By freeranger

I agree with some of what you probably need-such...

I agree with some of what you probably need-such as: tires, tubes, and brake pads. You may be able to spray WD-40 into the levers and free them up. If the chain was well lubed when the the bike was...
09-05-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By freeranger

Go to any bicycle shop with the bike, or a pic on...

Go to any bicycle shop with the bike, or a pic on your phone of the brake and what is broken.. Parts on a bike are made by just a few manufacturers. The only thing that makes it Nishiki is the name...
09-04-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By freeranger

My wife and I had Medicare and bought a...

My wife and I had Medicare and bought a supplement before switching to an Advantage plan. We are both healthy, no ongoing health problems. The advantage plan works for us and put money back in our...
09-04-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By freeranger

Know it's hard to believe, I've never seen nor...

Know it's hard to believe, I've never seen nor heard of a 29.6 other than this one. It's a 4130 chromo frame with a Reynolds 525 seat tube, and for certain is a 29.6 post. Was just digging around in...
09-04-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By freeranger

Never had a problem with pedal bearings or...

Never had a problem with pedal bearings or bushings. Maybe i've just been lucky, or could be because I check the grease and add some if necessary. Also I'm thin if that makes any difference. Haven't...
09-04-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By freeranger

Using a shim with dropper post?

My old (ancient?) GT has an odd 29.6 seatpost. I'm not the youngest riding trails, so don't plan on getting another bike. Would shimming to 27.2 so I could fit a dropper post work, or would I be...
09-03-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,093
Posted By freeranger

" I contacted the seller and he replied: "That...

" I contacted the seller and he replied: "That does not compromise the structure of the head tube, according to the manufacturer. If it completely cracks, which will not, I’ll refund you the money,...
09-03-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,093
Posted By freeranger

I'd be wary of it, seems it would be likely to...

I'd be wary of it, seems it would be likely to spread. NOT an area where you want to risk failure.
09-03-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By freeranger

Thought I saw a prev post about SRAM SX Eagle...

Thought I saw a prev post about SRAM SX Eagle shifting not being so great--here ya go: SRAM SX Eagle shifting - fix or upgrade? - Bike Forums...
09-03-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By freeranger

I have the same thought as to whether it might be...

I have the same thought as to whether it might be counterfeit-due to the 1-1/8" sticker. Is there a shop close that could take a look? Was also wondering where it was ordered.
09-02-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 719
Posted By freeranger

It's possible. You could hit a bump, jump, drop,...

It's possible. You could hit a bump, jump, drop, whatever the wrong way and jar your thumb. Might not notice it until later. Mine never bothered me from just riding, but guess it could happen if the...
09-02-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 932
Posted By freeranger

Ya did fine! Haven't ridden one, but hear good...

Ya did fine! Haven't ridden one, but hear good things about them. Have fun with the new bike--sounds like you've found one that better suits your type of riding.
09-01-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By freeranger

Looking at pics on the web, it does look like you...

Looking at pics on the web, it does look like you could go lower with a non-susp seatpost. Specs show it to be a 30.9 mm post. But--looking at the pics and the relation of saddle to bars, looks like...
09-01-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 682
Posted By freeranger

Have you measured the axle distance before and...

Have you measured the axle distance before and after riding in those horizontal dropouts? The axle slipping in a dropout seems more likely than the frame bending.
09-01-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By freeranger

Found a video on setting up the 4700 FD that may...

Found a video on setting up the 4700 FD that may be of some help-more adjustments which can be made on FDs I've worked on:
the link would not post? but looked up Shimano Tiagra 4700 Front...
09-01-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 618
Posted By freeranger

Just buy an inexpensive aluminum kickstand from a...

Just buy an inexpensive aluminum kickstand from a trusted source and use a hacksaw to cut it down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 742
Posted By freeranger

Depends, of course, on how much usage it saw and...

Depends, of course, on how much usage it saw and how well it was maintained.. I tried to help a friend sell his 2002 Alp d'Huez. He is the second owner, but hardly used it after he bought it. If my...
08-30-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,136
Posted By freeranger

If you end up with the same size frame (a prior...

If you end up with the same size frame (a prior reply mentioned it's one size "fits" all), be sure to buy a very long seatpost that goes far enough into the seat tube so the same doesn't happen...
08-29-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By freeranger

Thanks! The way things change, wasn't sure the...

Thanks! The way things change, wasn't sure the pull ratios were still the same. Knew the answer could be found on the site-good bunch here.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 371
Posted By freeranger

You might find some giblets, but a bike?!

You might find some giblets, but a bike?!
08-27-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By freeranger

Good to hear! Nice bike and scenery too.

Good to hear! Nice bike and scenery too.
08-27-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By freeranger

I THINK this fd & lever will work

But would appreciate those more experienced opinion on it. Or a suggestion. if it won't. "06 LeMond Reno road bike 3 x 9 - Tiagra 4400 shift/brake lever- Bontrager Select crank-52 big ring. Think for...
08-21-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By freeranger

If can't find a good susp seat post, maybe a good...

If can't find a good susp seat post, maybe a good chamois and change of saddle could help?
08-20-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By freeranger

It's definitely lack of strength from breaking my...

It's definitely lack of strength from breaking my wrist. All was fine before the break (2-1/2 mos. ago). Just going to take time as everything continues to heal. I'm actually ahead of where I should...
08-20-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By freeranger

To "tune" my saddle fit, I start with it level,...

To "tune" my saddle fit, I start with it level, and where the fore/aft position feels right. For the next couple of weeks, I carry a wrench so I can make adjustments if it doesn't feel just right....
08-19-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By freeranger

Thx. It's a 4400 brake/shifter lever. Had a...

Thx. It's a 4400 brake/shifter lever. Had a feeling that with it's age that things may have changed, and evidently have. When the orig der broke, replaced with a dif one that worked, but wasn't same...
08-19-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By freeranger

"light" action frt. road der.- 3x9

Recovery for my broken wrist is progressing. Can get back on the '06 LeMond--orig Tiagra brake/shifter. Frt. der is not orig,& works, but a little hard to shift into big frt. ring. Any recommendation...
08-15-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By freeranger

Hoping you don't go through it too often. Had it...

Hoping you don't go through it too often. Had it several years ago. Did the exercises and all. A cortisone shot cleared it up, the exercises didn't seem to be doing the job. Wore some insoles for a...
08-08-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By freeranger

I ride a '06 LeMond Reno. The Zurich is spec'd...

I ride a '06 LeMond Reno. The Zurich is spec'd with 25's, as is my Reno. I have Michelin Pro 4 tires- 25's-on it which leaves 3/8" clearance to the seat tube. Now, those tires actually measured out...
08-07-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By freeranger

If the only thing wrong with a bike is a pedal...

If the only thing wrong with a bike is a pedal which needs replacement, or adjustment, then the bike shop employee was way out of line. Could it have been more than a loose pedal- maybe a bad bottom...
08-07-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,374
Posted By freeranger

Just to add one more critter--snake! While...

Just to add one more critter--snake! While riding the western MD. section of the C&O Canal trail, a small snake started slithering along on the drive side of my wifes bike and would raise it's head...
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