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07-17-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By freeranger

Buy the wrench according to the size of the FLATS...

Buy the wrench according to the size of the FLATS on the pedal spindle, not the thread size. I use a 15mm which is the size of the FLATS on the pedal spindle, all of my bikes are this size. Do you...
07-17-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,407
Posted By freeranger

Their ya go, it's always bugged me to.

Their ya go, it's always bugged me to.
07-17-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By freeranger

Why would you buy a wrench with sizes in mm, when...

Why would you buy a wrench with sizes in mm, when you show the sizes in inches on your pedals. Just buy the wrench in the sizes you list, such as: Capri Tools 1/2-in x 9/16-in 6-Point Standard (SAE)...
07-15-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By freeranger

Presta or Schrader valve stem? If presta, are you...

Presta or Schrader valve stem? If presta, are you loosening the stem and "burping" the tube so pressure can get into it? I have one tube on one of my bikes that seems to have a "sticky" core (presta)...
07-15-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,992
Posted By freeranger

Riders who wear "proper" biking attire probably...

Riders who wear "proper" biking attire probably cringe if they see me riding. With the exception of some loose fitting cycling pants, and some biking undershorts with chamois (strictly a comfort...
07-09-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,942
Posted By freeranger

When Ma and Pa Kettle shout out "on your left". ...

When Ma and Pa Kettle shout out "on your left". (sorry if this is lost on some!)
07-03-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By freeranger

Maybe the question should be: is it worth 2000...

Maybe the question should be: is it worth 2000 more TO YOU? Do you need the lightest, fastest bike in Trek's lineup of FX bikes? Do you ride competitively, or just ride for the enjoyment of riding....
06-26-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,419
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Views: 511,389
Posted By freeranger

Silver Sneakers exercise classes--do you...

Silver Sneakers exercise classes--do you participate in these? My wife and I do, free through our Medicare Advantage plan. Now, I'm only 70 and she's a bit younger, but surprised how much fitter we...
06-26-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By freeranger

Good to have ya back! As you realize, things have...

Good to have ya back! As you realize, things have changed a LOT in 12 yrs, electronic shifting, cables run thru the frame (so it's more of a PIA to change them!), just to mention a few. Just one more...
06-20-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By freeranger

If you bought it from Amazon, and it's the one...

If you bought it from Amazon, and it's the one that lists it as fitting " Fits 14.8~23 mm inside diameter", return it. Or, could you put a strip of Gorilla tape on a portion of the plug to take up...
06-20-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,126
Posted By freeranger

We (wife and I) went to an advisor when starting...

We (wife and I) went to an advisor when starting on Social Security. Sure there are some in your area, and most (at least ours) do not charge a fee. The one we went to advised which had the best rx...
06-20-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 4,161
Posted By freeranger

I don't look forward to the day I need an e-bike,...

I don't look forward to the day I need an e-bike, but if it arrives, and I'm still cycling, would not hesitate. I have an 84 year old friend that is riding a not-too-light hybrid, and I'm amazed at...
06-20-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,206
Posted By freeranger

The best bike for me would be one with decent...

The best bike for me would be one with decent components and which frame FIT ME best. The best frame fit for the way I am built might be the worst for you, That being said, of course, the upper end...
06-17-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By freeranger

Amazon.com : Thomson Ti Riser MTB Bike Handle...

Amazon.com : Thomson Ti Riser MTB Bike Handle Bar, 780x15mm : Bike Handlebars : Sports & Outdoors...
06-09-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By freeranger

Fairly sure most who ride off-road have heard "if...

Fairly sure most who ride off-road have heard "if you haven't crashed, you're not riding hard enough", so yeah. Even on road, wherever, a helmet should be worn. I know several helmets I've owned have...
06-07-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By freeranger

Doesn't sound like the dealer is a lot of help,...

Doesn't sound like the dealer is a lot of help, so here ya go: Customer Support | Giant Bicycles United States (giant-bicycles.com) (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/contact#)
06-06-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 341,412
Posted By freeranger

As with everything, there has been new technology...

As with everything, there has been new technology developed. Remember when football players wore what was more of a leather head covering, than a helmet? How long a helmet will last depends on many...
06-02-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By freeranger

Sounds like your knees are thanking you! Always...

Sounds like your knees are thanking you! Always good when ya figure what works for you.
06-01-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,229
Posted By freeranger

The saying used to go "you get what you pay for",...

The saying used to go "you get what you pay for", now, with so much online purchasing, needs to be changed to: "you might get what you paid for, depending on who you paid".
05-29-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,767
Posted By freeranger

Another vote for Velox rim cloth tape. Also, use...

Another vote for Velox rim cloth tape. Also, use a cotton ball or used drier sheet to go around the rim--they will snag on anything and if there's something in the rim, you'll find it! I've found...
05-28-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By freeranger

And you thought that derailleur was so smooth...

And you thought that derailleur was so smooth because you never heard a clunk when shifting!! Welcome back to hearing the world.
05-28-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,555
Posted By freeranger

Whether it's a tube or can, if you store it...

Whether it's a tube or can, if you store it upside down, it will not allow air to seep into the container, and the glue will last longer.
05-27-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,538
Posted By freeranger

Hope you get better quickly and it doesn't get...

Hope you get better quickly and it doesn't get worse. Thanks for sharing your experience, perhaps it will motivate some who were hesitant to get vaccinated to get it done.
05-27-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,884
Posted By freeranger

My wife and I look for options that offer 2x or...

My wife and I look for options that offer 2x or 4x fuel points, such as phone cards, prepaid VISA/MC, anything that doubles or quadruples the usual. With gas prices being what they are, we try to...
05-27-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By freeranger

Here is thread where someone rebuilt an i-drive: ...

Here is thread where someone rebuilt an i-drive: GT i-Drive 4.0 bottom bracket bearing rebuild - Bike Forums...
05-22-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,674
Posted By freeranger

Rather than feeling around with your fingers for...

Rather than feeling around with your fingers for a sharp object in the tire, a better alternative is a cotton ball, used dryer sheet, handkerchief, etc. Better than adding a punctured finger along...
05-06-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,368
Posted By freeranger

You might try a VERY thin screwdriver. Try...

You might try a VERY thin screwdriver. Try wedging the screwdriver between the bolt head. Then, while the screwdriver is wedged, try turning out the bolt. Wedging with the screwdriver might exert...
05-04-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 511,327
Posted By freeranger

Hydraulic brakes are better than rim brakes. But...

Hydraulic brakes are better than rim brakes. But for most of us, rim brakes work fine. Have you tried putting new pads on your linear pull brakes (at least that's what the specs said your Specialized...
04-22-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By freeranger

Olive oil? (sorry, couldn't resist!)

Olive oil? (sorry, couldn't resist!)
04-22-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,368
Posted By freeranger

Sit Bones measurement: Sit Bones Width...

Sit Bones measurement: Sit Bones Width Measurement and Bike Saddle Selection - BikeFit (https://blog.bikefit.com/sit-bones-width-measurement-and-bike-saddle-selection/)
A good pair of padded...
04-22-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By freeranger

I have a road bike and a mtn.bike, so don't have...

I have a road bike and a mtn.bike, so don't have "multi-purpose" tires. But smooth rolling gravel bike tires sounds like they would be fine. Depending on the off-road riding, if wet or loose and...
04-19-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By freeranger

A friend used one for years before she bought a...

A friend used one for years before she bought a pickup. She never had a problem with it. Don't know which brand.
04-14-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By freeranger

If your daughter likes the Roam, the Roam 3 disc...

If your daughter likes the Roam, the Roam 3 disc specs show a 30/46 crankset and 11x34 cassette, meaning the large cog on the back is 34 teeth, small chainring on front is 30--this would be good for...
04-14-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By freeranger

The more teeth on the largest cog of the rear...

The more teeth on the largest cog of the rear cassette, and the less teeth on the small front chainring, the easier it will be to climb a hill. You want something with a 1 to 1 ratio, or less. So if...
04-01-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,668
Posted By freeranger

Just for the heck of it, I went to compare prices...

Just for the heck of it, I went to compare prices on road bikes from two of the "big three" bike mfrs. Now, my bike has rim brakes, while the ones I compared have discs. Otherwise, spec for spec,...
03-31-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By freeranger

Similar questions have come up before. Hope you...

Similar questions have come up before. Hope you find this description helpful. Think of a saddle as a soft pillow. Take your hands and put them on a pillow, with a little space between your hands....
03-29-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,435
Posted By freeranger

My wife is petite. But at one point, she was...

My wife is petite. But at one point, she was gaining weight, and couldn't seem to lose it. She was eating "rabbit food", lots of salad, food high in fiber, was exercising, and nothing worked. Turned...
03-27-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,324
Posted By freeranger

You could get regular bifocal glasses that are...

You could get regular bifocal glasses that are "clear" on the top portion, with only the rx you need in the bifocal portion. Then use them with clip-ons that you can flip up or down as needed, for...
03-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By freeranger

"Cutting edge technology?"

"Cutting edge technology?"
03-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By freeranger

Good to hear it's working for ya! Looks good to...

Good to hear it's working for ya! Looks good to boot.
03-24-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By freeranger

Think if that had happened to me, it might have...

Think if that had happened to me, it might have created another "muddy patch"! Glad you handled it and are safe!
03-22-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By freeranger

I just went out to the garage and checked the...

I just went out to the garage and checked the front caliper on my LeMond (generic brake-no markings on it).. Zero play in the caliper. Seems like play could cause a "shudder". Should be some way to...
03-20-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,738
Posted By freeranger

I tried "clipless" pedals, but they weren't for...

I tried "clipless" pedals, but they weren't for me. Never got used to not being able to place my foot in a diff. position on the pedal, if I wanted. And never felt comfortable being clipped in. Now...
03-19-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,723
Posted By freeranger

No. Like many things, it's probably not a symptom...

No. Like many things, it's probably not a symptom of bike crashes occurring. It's more likely that we're just hearing about more due to technology and social media. We're hearing more about more...
03-19-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By freeranger

Nice looking bike! Glad you turned that rear...

Nice looking bike! Glad you turned that rear wheel around since the first "mock-up" picture!
03-19-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,049
Posted By freeranger

No, if every bike wreck made anxiety increase,...

No, if every bike wreck made anxiety increase, none of us would be riding. We'd all be in therapy, or on some r/x.
03-07-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By freeranger

After reading your post, I was wondering the same...

After reading your post, I was wondering the same thing. Found an article that seems to imply that it wouldn't affect climbing (we have gears for that, so it makes sense). Here's the article, hope...
02-22-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,978
Posted By freeranger

Even though you may be on the main road, assume...

Even though you may be on the main road, assume that every car on a side road with a stop sign is NOT going to stop. You'll probably be right over 50& of the time.
02-18-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,130
Posted By freeranger

Sharp lookin' bike! But bet he gets some icy...

Sharp lookin' bike! But bet he gets some icy stares while riding!
02-14-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,579
Posted By freeranger

New (real) cyclists to the forum are always...

New (real) cyclists to the forum are always welcome. Seems lately though (maybe covid isolation boredom?) there have been many trolling and spam posts. Seems to be getting easier to recognize those...
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