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05-16-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By YankeeRider

The Stunner Step-Thru also looks like a very nice...

The Stunner Step-Thru also looks like a very nice bike, and that Sturmey-Archer internally geared hub is very interesting - I have read those are reliable and low maintenance, but I have never had a...
05-15-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By YankeeRider

I didn't state that "hub drives can't do hills"....

I didn't state that "hub drives can't do hills". I said that I believed the mid-drive BBS02 system, with 120Nm max torque running through the gears and the motor also taking advantage of me...
05-15-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By YankeeRider

Thanks, 2old - I have taken a long look at the...

Thanks, 2old - I have taken a long look at the Ride1Up 700 step-through
https://ride1up.com/product/700-series/

...and also the Aventon Level step-through...
05-14-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By YankeeRider

That is just what I am looking for! :-) I am not...

That is just what I am looking for! :-) I am not in good shape now and have some joint issues too. But I am not looking at an e-bike as a lightweight electric motorcycle to buzz around at 25mph under...
05-14-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By YankeeRider

Hi 2old - from what I have seen, the BBS02B kits...

Hi 2old - from what I have seen, the BBS02B kits with battery, controller, display, gear shift sensor, etc are running some $1,100-$1,300 by themselves. I haven't seen any other e-bikes with similar...
05-14-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By YankeeRider

Does anyone here have a Dost e-bike?

Hi all. I have been researching e-bikes for the past few weeks. I initially wanted a bike under $2,000, and still would much prefer that, but after looking around for some time now, I am beginning...
05-11-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By YankeeRider

Aventon Pace 500

As others have mentioned, the single-speed gearing on the Radmission may be limiting, unless you're in pretty decent shape and riding on level roads. Of course, it's hard to beat the Radmission's...
05-09-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,590
Posted By YankeeRider

Of course they look rugged and look cool, but...

Of course they look rugged and look cool, but there is more to them than that. Wider tires have more float for riding in sand. They usually have more aggressive tread which helps gain traction in...
08-07-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,819
Posted By YankeeRider

The Specialized Roll is a comfort bike with a...

The Specialized Roll is a comfort bike with a significantly more upright position than the Trek Verve. I love mine. See also this thread...
08-04-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 97,815
Posted By YankeeRider

I think that just like me, you're kind of on the...

I think that just like me, you're kind of on the line where either a medium or a large can work okay. I am 6-ft even, and have short legs and a long torso for my height (30in-inseam). The experienced...
08-01-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,037
Posted By YankeeRider

Thanks, the official name for the paint color is...

Thanks, the official name for the paint color is "gloss storm grey", but it is definitely a nature-inspired blue-grey. I was pleased when it arrived at my local bike shop :-). For someone looking...
08-01-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,037
Posted By YankeeRider

Hi Muski3 - I like it just fine:-). It is...

Hi Muski3 - I like it just fine:-). It is definitely a lot more comfortable for me to ride with the more upright riding position both in terms of my hands and wrists and not having my neck cranked...
07-12-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,023
Posted By YankeeRider

Any ride is "a good ride". Seriously. Any ride...

Any ride is "a good ride". Seriously. Any ride provides health benefits, no matter if it's long or short. Secondly, every person is different in terms of their fitness and gear. Someone who's thin...
07-08-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,050
Posted By YankeeRider

July 4th

I just cruised Ocean Blvd in Rye, NH. Was sunny and hot, as the 4th of July should be, and beautiful, as that stretch of NH coastline should be :)
07-06-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,867
Posted By YankeeRider

Here's another photo of my stepover Roll (frame...

Here's another photo of my stepover Roll (frame size=large for me). Although it looks like a mountain bike from some angles, here you can clearly see that it has a really tall head tube to raise the...
07-06-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,867
Posted By YankeeRider

Sure sounds like you're talking about the...

Sure sounds like you're talking about the Specialized Roll Low Entry. Upright riding position is comfortable on your hands, wrists and back. Broad saddle is comfortable on a bike where your butt is...
07-06-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 23,775
Posted By YankeeRider

These Velo Orange "Tourist" bars are a close...

These Velo Orange "Tourist" bars are a close cousin to the Nitto "North Road" style handlebar. Classic looking and comfortable, swept back and with 70mm of rise....
07-04-19, 12:57 PM
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Views: 741,278
Posted By YankeeRider

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Specialized comfort bike, is...
07-04-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 45,825
Posted By YankeeRider

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Specialized Roll Elite in seacoast NH
06-30-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,037
Posted By YankeeRider

New Horse!

Finally got the new bike - it is the Roll Elite stepover with the single chainring, yielding a 40-tooth/40-tooth lowest gear. Haven't had it for too long yet, but it's clearly a big improvement on my...
06-30-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 22,969
Posted By YankeeRider

Hell Yes! If you crack your noggin, it will then...

Hell Yes! If you crack your noggin, it will then be a little late to start wearing a helmet - the horse will already have left the barn (or more precisely, the brains will already have left the...
05-26-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,765
Posted By YankeeRider

I assembled the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 rack and took it...

I assembled the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 rack and took it for a test drive yesterday. Overall impressions are very positive. I did get hung up in assembly in getting the two long threaded rods to grab the...
05-22-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,765
Posted By YankeeRider

I wound up going with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 at REI....

I wound up going with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 at REI. The weight sold me, as that Thule is 52lb and I've had major shoulder surgery, 32lb is enough. Hope to assemble and try it this weekend. Thanks
05-22-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,678
Posted By YankeeRider

My son lives in Nolensville and his mom lives...

My son lives in Nolensville and his mom lives nearby in Franklin. It's a real pretty area but the roads around them have no shoulder to speak of, and they are raised above the surrounding ground...
05-22-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,765
Posted By YankeeRider

Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack?

Hi all - I am looking for a hitch-mounted bike rack, 2-bike capacity to mount on my 2019 Forester. The bikes don't have a horizontal top tube (slanty), so I think I am best off with a tray style...
02-06-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,709
Posted By YankeeRider

Nice looking bikes and even the "grocery getter"...

Nice looking bikes and even the "grocery getter" could go for a 50 mile ride. :-)
02-04-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 30,509
Posted By YankeeRider

You are dealing with a lot - I admire your drive,...

You are dealing with a lot - I admire your drive, and nice that your efforts are bringing you success too. Stay strong, man!
02-04-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 30,509
Posted By YankeeRider

zjrog - one might argue that the position of the...

zjrog - one might argue that the position of the recumbent is *too* comfortable the way you're supported I suppose. I am mixing about equal amounts of walking and riding on that indoor recumbent...
02-03-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,037
Posted By YankeeRider

The Verve also looks like a sweet ride :-). I...

The Verve also looks like a sweet ride :-). I just don't know if it's going to be enough of an improvement in riding posture from my current bike, for my neck & hand issues, which is the whole reason...
02-03-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,037
Posted By YankeeRider

Did you test-ride both of these, Jerry? If so,...

Did you test-ride both of these, Jerry? If so, how much performance and efficiency did you feel like you were giving up for the Roll's more relaxed geometry and bigger tires? I think I need that...
02-03-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,171
Posted By YankeeRider

I don't think there's any single right answer to...

I don't think there's any single right answer to these kinds of questions. So much is individual, whether it's fitness level, health issues, desired riding goals and style, terrain, riding partners,...
02-03-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,037
Posted By YankeeRider

Thanks Jerry - I think the Roll has the riding...

Thanks Jerry - I think the Roll has the riding posture I need to eliminate the pain, and I have been encouraged by comments like yours from owners who seem to really enjoy them. :-)
02-03-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By YankeeRider

Outstanding - looks like you're putting together...

Outstanding - looks like you're putting together a comfortable and practical bike to meet her needs and not breaking the bank to boot :-)
02-03-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,086
Posted By YankeeRider

Congratulations on the new bike :-) It seems like...

Congratulations on the new bike :-) It seems like a fine choice to me. It's fairly lightweight and looks like it will be pretty efficient, but it's not a high strung bike; and you have a low gear...
02-03-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 30,509
Posted By YankeeRider

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Congratulations on all your progress! I know even with...
02-03-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By YankeeRider

Congratulations on committing to your journey to...

Congratulations on committing to your journey to a healthier you. I am on a similar one. The thing that I like to tell myself is that I may have some ups and downs but I am never defeated unless I...
02-03-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,889
Posted By YankeeRider

I have seen some evidence in the medical...

I have seen some evidence in the medical literature that aerobic exercise is more effective for weight loss than moderate intensity exercise,which suggests that a short fast ride, or intervals of...
02-03-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,037
Posted By YankeeRider

Current Contenders

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Here are my current leading contenders for my...
02-03-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,037
Posted By YankeeRider

Specialized Roll vs Trek Verve

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I am bike shopping, probably buy in mid-March as I am a fair-weather rider...
02-02-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,730
Posted By YankeeRider

To make it easier to pedal, I suggest looking at...

To make it easier to pedal, I suggest looking at something with 2in tires. Wheels ideally would be 36-spoke 14ga. Lots of lower end "mountain bikes" would fit that bill. In the Mongoose line, they...
01-28-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By YankeeRider

Should all that heavy metal in the stem be...

Should all that heavy metal in the stem be matched by some beefier wheels and tires?
01-28-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,574
Posted By YankeeRider

Here is a description of MIPS technology. It's...

Here is a description of MIPS technology. It's designed to reduce rotational acceleration of the head in an impact. Assuming it's not a horrific head injury where the skull is actually breached,...
01-26-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,014
Posted By YankeeRider

Congratulations on your progress and keep up the...

Congratulations on your progress and keep up the good work! I agree with your (and your doctor's) suggestions that sweets, potatoes, pasta, white rice, white bread give you a carbo high and then...
01-23-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,750
Posted By YankeeRider

There are lots of ways that various people...

There are lots of ways that various people succeed in losing weight, but for the goal of best overall health, a lifestyle / maintenance diet, the DASH Diet and Mediterranean Diet get the most love...
01-23-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,091
Posted By YankeeRider

My two cents is that there's nothing wrong with...

My two cents is that there's nothing wrong with dried fruit, but you want to be careful not to use the stuff that has added sugar. I do think that fresh (or frozen, where that's palatable) fruit are...
01-23-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,274
Posted By YankeeRider

Yep,the high-level plan is to do sensible healthy...

Yep,the high-level plan is to do sensible healthy eating following mainstream nutritional guidelines while restricting calories to about 1,300/day- aided by a daily food diary, plus moderate exercise...
01-22-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,213
Posted By YankeeRider

I spend a fair amount of time reading the medical...

I spend a fair amount of time reading the medical literature, and studies show that eating healthy carbs - which is basically beans, fruits and high fiber whole grains, reduces mortality and...
01-22-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By YankeeRider

I am not sure, it looks like nylon, but it could...

I am not sure, it looks like nylon, but it could be some other synthetic. They don't dissolve, and they and the anchors stay in there forever, but the biological "glue" that forms between the end of...
01-19-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By YankeeRider

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I had a full tear in the supraspinatus tendon in my right shoulder last winter...
01-19-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,820
Posted By YankeeRider

As someone who was a fitness fanatic until age 32...

As someone who was a fitness fanatic until age 32 or so, and still pretty good until 38... now approaching 60 and have had decades of largely sedentary life and gained a lot of weight in my 40s and...
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