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07-23-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Nessism

Welcome to cycling. 4-5 minutes of numbness...

Welcome to cycling. 4-5 minutes of numbness before abating sounds like a perfectly normal situation to me.
07-23-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By masi61

Some cycling apparel companies make different...

Some cycling apparel companies make different grades of synthetic chamois pads. I use Voler and their lime green colored pad (I will have to look up the name of it - I think it might be the "orion"...
07-23-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By philbob57

I started with Avocet Touring I; after 30 years I...

I started with Avocet Touring I; after 30 years I got hit by numbness. I then went successively to Fizik Aliante, Brooks B-17 Imperial, one of ISM's lower priced road models, Selle SMP TRK, Selle SMP...
07-23-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Iride01

My saddle is fairly level. Maybe a little nose...

My saddle is fairly level. Maybe a little nose down but not much. IMO the balancing on the saddle thing to get your weight off your hands has a lot of people doing the wrong stuff and too far in...
07-23-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Iride01

And you've tried saddles with various width cut...

And you've tried saddles with various width cut outs? Too wide can be as bad as too narrow for some. Experimented with saddle tilt?

The bones that you sit on are not just two knobs a set distance...
07-23-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By 79pmooney

Some of comments, no recommendation. One - there...

Some of comments, no recommendation. One - there are so many different seats that it is a near given that the seat that fits your butt perfectly (when set up to the proper location and tilt) is out...
07-20-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 208,508
Posted By anx

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My 2002 Trek 7100 Mulitrack. Still going strong through the...
07-19-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 208,508
Posted By Rooney

My second convert in a week. This time, it was my...

My second convert in a week. This time, it was my sister. I saw a 750 on FB marketplace for $50 and went on and on about how great these are to my sister and she figured, at $50, why not? But the...
07-15-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By JohnDThompson

The Sakae Ringyo crank arms can be removed with a...

The Sakae Ringyo crank arms can be removed with a standard 22mm crank tool. A hook spanner like the Hozan C-205 will remove the lockring from the adjustable cup, and the Park HCW-11 will allow you to...
07-15-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By travbikeman

Surly Corner Bar an interesting idea

Interesting idea for anyone that likes or curious about the idea of turning a hybrid into a gravel bike:

Surly Corner Bar video click here
07-14-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 481
Posted By TiHabanero

The air bladder can be cut out of the casing and...

The air bladder can be cut out of the casing and a tube installed. Have done it several times and it works well. Talc the tube before installation.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-13-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,170
Posted By Happy Feet

I actually live on the BC coast and usually do...

I actually live on the BC coast and usually do North Shore type riding. Two weeks ago I did a paddleboard/fatbike road trip that crossed the Rockies five times to visit six National Parks. Next month...
07-12-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 354
Posted By bwilli88

I live in Cambodia and ride mostly Shimano hubs,...

I live in Cambodia and ride mostly Shimano hubs, My favorite are Ultegra Road.
I just keep them well cleaned and grease them every so often.
Here is my bike from one of those rides. The first one...
07-08-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 2,525,977
Posted By sjanzeir

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07-08-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,439
Posted By onyerleft

It bugs me not. Athletic records and...

It bugs me not. Athletic records and accomplishments are made to be broken. Athletes continue to improve their performance due to always-improving understanding of the human body and methods of...
07-05-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By cuda2k

VeloBase.com - 2021 Update Thread

Decided to start a fresh thread for status / updates on the renewed (and hopefully lasting) improvements progress. As mentioned in the 'VeloBase.com is Gone' thread - I just pre-paid for three years...
07-03-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,505
Posted By Koyote

You're correct, it's not quite the same: prices...

You're correct, it's not quite the same: prices are rising now because supply has fallen and demand has risen. But even back when car dealers were tacking premiums onto the prices of the most...
07-01-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By ShannonM

Your MultiTrak 750 probably uses the same...

Your MultiTrak 750 probably uses the same frameset as that year's 720 loaded touring bike... so you've got the bones of one of the best off-the-shelf long-distance touring bikes ever made. 47 mm...
07-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 150,045
Posted By NJgreyhead

Sheldon's widow, Harriet Fell, spoke on The...

Sheldon's widow, Harriet Fell, spoke on The Outspoken Cyclist podcast 6/26/2021. She (and John Allen) say the site will continue, independent from Harris Cyclery.
07-01-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,911
Posted By ScreamingB

Flipped stem

After taking the new bike for the first ride, my lower back hurts a little. Did some research and noticed the stem installed on my bike is very aggressive with almost 0 degree with ground. Decided to...
06-30-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By ksryder

If you want to try 1x then try 1x. People are...

If you want to try 1x then try 1x. People are allowed to try different things despite what BF says.

I love Multitracks -- if you haven't already seen this thread, you might find some inspiration...
06-30-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 591
Posted By BCDrums

Good shifting restored!

When I moved the wheel back to the far end of the dropout in the Spring, I wasn't using the 13T cog as much, and didn't connect that change to the degraded shifting from 1 to 2.

Following the...
06-28-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This observation is fair. The 12-25 cassette is...

This observation is fair. The 12-25 cassette is designed well within the geometry of a short cage derailleur. Since my bike came with a medium cage derailleur, I have to have the B-tension screw...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-28-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,160
Posted By Hypno Toad

Yesterday was a good day - I raced the Freedhem...

Yesterday was a good day - I raced the Freedhem 76 and was the fastest fatbike!

Freedhem is a tiny town in central Minnesota, named by the Swedish settlers, Freedhem translates to "peaceful home"...
06-22-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 279,989
Posted By Bill1227

I put pics in the touring sub forum the other day...

I put pics in the touring sub forum the other day but will add here. I do really like the bars , zero hand numbness , I get four hand positions with the inner ends I added

its a 2021 Trek 520...
06-22-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 279,989
Posted By Bill1227

My 2013 as large ( pics back in this thread /...

My 2013 as large ( pics back in this thread / several mutations along the way ) was 24 lbs , with carbon fork, better wheels, 1 x 11, etc I almost always ran 45c ‘ish tires with tubes

I put a lot...
06-17-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By merlinrkd

I'm mulling !! I'll need to start with a 9 speed...

I'm mulling !! I'll need to start with a 9 speed chain. The STX Would use a shorter chain than the 9 speed Altus due to the medium cage. I was hung up on changing the chain length. Thanks to all your...
06-16-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By Germany_chris

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06-14-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 150,045
Posted By Davet

info regarding this over at the Paceline forum:...

info regarding this over at the Paceline forum: https://forums.thepaceline.net/showpost.php?p=2941565&postcount=17
06-13-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 208,508
Posted By John Valuk

I posted a picture of this 1995 730 about seven...

I posted a picture of this 1995 730 about seven months ago, but I'm posting new ones because it has seen some changes since then:

Topeak Super Tourist DX rear rack; home-built bracket to mount a...
06-13-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 304,799
Posted By John Valuk

I certainly wasn't the model of efficiency on...

I certainly wasn't the model of efficiency on this one!

I referred to an RJ The Bike Guy video that covered most of it pretty well. He was working on SRT600 shifters, and mine are SRT400. The...
06-13-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 2,525,977
Posted By Smokinapankake

So I picked up this 1990 Bianchi Axis cyclocross...

So I picked up this 1990 Bianchi Axis cyclocross bike from my local bike collective a few weeks ago for a steal of a price. It had a wicked bend in the handlebars but was otherwise very nice:
...
06-11-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,829
Posted By rumrunn6

not sure if this is what you were asking me, but...

not sure if this is what you were asking me, but they are 42mm wide at 60 psi
...
06-11-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 559,498
Posted By Not2worried

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Short trip. Too hot out for a long ride.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-11-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 45,897
Posted By Hypno Toad

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06-10-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By pstock

and.... I swapped on a Deore XT RD-M739 RD and...

and.... I swapped on a Deore XT RD-M739 RD and Voila! problem solved. (not suprisingly. the spec sheet says it'll handle 32t and Lo and Behold, it does!)
she's shifting very nicely.

I will now...
06-07-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 2,525,977
Posted By WaffleHouse

My Fuji 1.7 Traverse. Bought it last year in the...

My Fuji 1.7 Traverse. Bought it last year in the middle of the pandemic and it helped rekindle my interest in riding. 904 miles on it to date!...
06-06-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 304,799
Posted By FrozenBiker

Well, I recently began night riding and wow,...

Well, I recently began night riding and wow, loving it! My original home-brew mount was this, mounted under the stem:...
06-05-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By dabac

Rear tires do wear faster since they’re the ones...

Rear tires do wear faster since they’re the ones pushing you along.
Rotating tires is kinda-sorta frowned upon as it means you’re deliberately putting a more worn tire in the more important...
06-04-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By bald1der

New Cannondale Quick CX3 Owner

Greetings all, new hybrid owner. Purchased a Cannondale Quick CX3, coming off a 18 y/o Trek 4300. I started back riding last summer to get back into shape after retiring from the Army, gaining some...
06-03-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 559,498
Posted By bjjoondo

We put on our longest "Non E-assist" ride since...

We put on our longest "Non E-assist" ride since 2011 on 6-2, 47.5 miles round trip, trying to build up our "daily mileage" for my wife Jo's 1st. ADA Tour de Cure-Rocky Mountains on Aug. 28. It's a...
06-02-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,300
Posted By sd5782

And I thought I was styling on my paselas after...

And I thought I was styling on my paselas after upgrading from decades of Kendas. Oh well.
06-02-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,300
Posted By panzerwagon

Just curious, which pasela's have you tried? In...

Just curious, which pasela's have you tried? In my experience, the paselas with the ProTite protection layer tend to have a slightly stiffer feel than the regular non-PT (red label) paselas. Also,...
06-02-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 559,498
Posted By camjr

This is insanity! I disappear from the Hybrid...

This is insanity! I disappear from the Hybrid forum for a while and this great thread goes dormant for nearly a year?? I'll resurrect it.

Last Sunday I invited a friend of mine that just moved...
06-01-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,869
Posted By J.Higgins

There's no need to jump in someone's butthole...

There's no need to jump in someone's butthole because they ask a question. No matter how stupid or redundant we feel a question can be, its an important part of normal living that we are able to ask...
05-28-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,938
Views: 631,740
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Installed Bontrager 700X35 H5 hard case...

Installed Bontrager 700X35 H5 hard case ultimate's, ride improved about 50% and they did not slow it down any. The grip is fantastic, and these will handle some gravel if needed. The ride however...
05-27-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By overthebars

Thanks for the very helpful suggestions to...

Thanks for the very helpful suggestions to consider lighter, more compliant tires, that was the ticket. I recently switched out the 700x37mm Schwalbe Marathon HS tires (excellent wear and grip even...
05-27-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 2,525,977
Posted By Gerry221

My new hybrid. Merida Crossway 20 ...

My new hybrid.

Merida Crossway 20

Blissfully comfortable to ride....
05-23-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By JHZR2

We ended up with two verve bikes. I figure if we...

We ended up with two verve bikes. I figure if we decide we want some fitness bikes, we can figure it out down the line. For now, we have MTBs that will stay MTBs, and we have these two which are...
05-22-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 122,059
Posted By Straightblock

This was parked at the end of my street when I...

This was parked at the end of my street when I came back from this morning's ride.

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It didn't turn...
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