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01-23-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,778
Posted By LeeG

Go find a free bicycle and make it rideable....

Go find a free bicycle and make it rideable. Done.
All that other stuff bugging you might benefit from therapy.
12-19-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,857
Posted By LeeG

Donít worry, just make sure thereís air in the...

Donít worry, just make sure thereís air in the tires.
Forum: Touring
11-03-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,896
Posted By LeeG

I had a custom 26Ē wheel sport tourimg bike made...

I had a custom 26Ē wheel sport tourimg bike made up 30 yrs ago when I was reasonably fit but way out of racing shape. Found that with light 1.75Ē tires I could go as fast or accelerate almost as...
11-03-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By LeeG

Iíve been looking around for a replacement for my...

Iíve been looking around for a replacement for my Rivindell Clem Smith Jr that I put a BBSHD on. Itís a great rig but Iím worried Iím going to work the frame to failure but maybe thatís not a...
10-30-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,782
Posted By LeeG

I’m outdoors 14 hrs a day. My bikes are out 24/7....

I’m outdoors 14 hrs a day. My bikes are out 24/7. One sits under a tree, one on a covered deck and two under a tarp. I can grab any one and ride. Not much corrosion but some mold on the tarped...
10-01-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By LeeG

Apologies for my characterization. My experience...

Apologies for my characterization. My experience is limited to one Bafang BBSHD kit on a Clem Smith in very hilly off road terrain. 190 lbs on 20% offroad inclines with the BBSHD making the bike a...
08-12-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By LeeG

30mph+ and pot hole strewn streets is...

30mph+ and pot hole strewn streets is moped/motorcycle territory regarding hp, tires, brakes, suspension and drivetrain. Sure you can get an ebike to operate at that speed but the difference...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
Posted By LeeG

I wouldn’t pick one rack over another because of...

I wouldn’t pick one rack over another because of it’s stated max load was higher. If you were loading that much weight on the bike it’s probably more than the bike can ride comfortably with. ...
06-07-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,039
Posted By LeeG

My $.02 the frame material is not that important...

My $.02 the frame material is not that important compared to design. 95% of my bikes were steel and a couple aluminum but that mostly reflects my age. When I test rode modern bkes in the last 20...
06-07-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,438
Posted By LeeG

Glad I opened this thread. Very inspiring. Your...

Glad I opened this thread. Very inspiring. Your comments about food is something I should pursue.
05-16-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By LeeG

Straight bars was a straight copy of motorcycles...

Straight bars was a straight copy of motorcycles with no consideration for cycling. Theyíre good for descending but thatís it.
05-16-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By LeeG

Nerve impingement. You donít provide enough...

Nerve impingement. You donít provide enough information to suggest a specific solution but in general if you move your hands more itíll happen less if you hold a fixed grip for long itíll happen...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,060
Posted By LeeG

That rider is not in an aerodynamic ďcrouchĒ. ...

That rider is not in an aerodynamic ďcrouchĒ. At low energy outputs you can try all manner of positions, you can ride at 8 mph without much effort sitting straight up, slouched back or forward. But...
04-07-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By LeeG

Schwalbe Johnny Watts

Just wanted to pass on my recomendation for these tires on an ebike for varied terrain. Iíve got a Bafanged Clem Smith with 27.5 x 2.35 JWatts tires. I tried various nice riding off road tires as...
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By LeeG

If Iím riding with baggy pants thereís an...

If Iím riding with baggy pants thereís an occasional brushing on the right side of the Revelate medium Tangle bag. With shorts no problem. Itís been the best accessory bag Iíve ever put on a bike. ...
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,932
Posted By LeeG

Nice, just so you know what you have is a road...

Nice, just so you know what you have is a road racing bicycle with a triple crank. Not a touring bike or sport touring bike. Not something I’d put panniers on unless it was a steel fork or...
03-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By LeeG

All the racks should hold the panniers out of the...

All the racks should hold the panniers out of the wheels, the biggest problem is whether the bike handles a rear load well and whether you have to slide the panniers too far back to clear feet. Lots...
03-18-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By LeeG

$.02 if youíre wanting to carry panniers on a...

$.02 if youíre wanting to carry panniers on a road bike with shortish <17Ē chainstays consider front low riders with medium to small panniers and rear rack for bulky light loads. Itís a poor fit...
03-15-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,628
Posted By LeeG

Thank you for your reply!

Thank you for your reply!
03-14-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By LeeG

Nothing beats your own experience. If you have...

Nothing beats your own experience. If you have some one,five and ten yr old tires with tread on them try them out on wet roads and see if thereís a difference. Generally speaking old rubber is hard...
03-11-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By LeeG

good one! Give yourself adequate familiarization...

good one! Give yourself adequate familiarization especially for low speed handling in tight quarters. The boost comes on way too strong at an initial pedaling movement even at the lowest setting so...
03-03-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,912
Posted By LeeG

42 yrs ago I transitioned from fast solo touring...

42 yrs ago I transitioned from fast solo touring to riding with a bike club to training with a racing club and racing. I assisted in the promotion and management of a few local races. I am now an...
01-28-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By LeeG

Ishould give it a try. Iím in the two lowest...

Ishould give it a try. Iím in the two lowest gears most of the time using a fair amount of energy on steep trails.. The bike has very long chainstays so the chain angle isnít severe. I donít need...
01-28-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By LeeG

For answers addressing your discomfort it would...

For answers addressing your discomfort it would help knowing what precisely is the uncomfortable issue which you havenít specified. It could be a bike issue or a posture/conditioning issue. How...
01-26-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,874
Posted By LeeG

Hang in there pb. Iím 67, long history of...

Hang in there pb. Iím 67, long history of cycling and with last decade of debauchery I managed to put on lots of weight and generally endangered my health with drinking. Iím in a steep hilly rural...
01-14-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By LeeG

Fenix HL40R 600 attached to helmet.

Fenix HL40R 600 attached to helmet.
12-24-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,628
Posted By LeeG

I like round tires

I like round tires
11-17-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,585
Posted By LeeG

cyccomutte hit the high points. I avoid aerosols...

cyccomutte hit the high points. I avoid aerosols mostly because they are messy and waste more. In my racing years it was Triflow, later White Lightning in the dirt, then in the old fart years and...
10-17-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By LeeG

I am envious. It’s nice seeing a bike market...

I am envious. It’s nice seeing a bike market where people use bikes like we use cars.
08-17-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By LeeG

Rivindell Clem Smith w Bafang bbshd

Just got it together and getting familiar with it. Iím 65, lost 30 lbs in the last half year but where I am in hilly rural country thereís no way I could get around on my own steam. The dirt roads...
06-17-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By LeeG

Most excellent Chris, I have a 56 cm and found...

Most excellent Chris, I have a 56 cm and found that with my weight, 220lbs, and a rear pannier load the handling was not at all to my taste. Rear end kind of whipped around when out of the saddle. ...
03-04-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,834
Posted By LeeG

Iím now a granddad but when my girls were little...

Iím now a granddad but when my girls were little the bikes with dedicated child seats were Schwinn Varsity converted to upright bars and I stayed off the roads. Awful handling all around. Fast...
07-26-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,025
Posted By LeeG

This stage should be voided and gc standing left...

This stage should be voided and gc standing left where it was after Stage 18. This is ridiculous.
Forum: Touring
01-06-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,467
Posted By LeeG

I ride a 56 cm frame, had a 700c LHT for a year...

I ride a 56 cm frame, had a 700c LHT for a year before building up a 26Ē 56 cm LHT. To my tastes the 700 wheel version has awful slow speed handling which matters to me for commutting and shopping...
10-26-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 139,141
Posted By LeeG

get this, Schwalbe Supreme tire in 622 diameters...

get this, Schwalbe Supreme tire in 622 diameters is called a 700c when it's 32-40(622)size, but it's a 29x2.00 tire when it's 50-622 size,,which is pretty crazy since it's the same diameter rim. ...
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