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12-03-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By wvridgerider

Update At PT Friday I was able to pedal the sit...

Update
At PT Friday I was able to pedal the sit down elliptical. I will be borrowing a trainer and if I pedal the bike I will start some easy flat rides. Monday is week 4
12-02-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By wvridgerider

Thanks everyone for the support. I can get around...

Thanks everyone for the support. I can get around without the cane, although I will take it if I am walking quite a bit which isnt far for me. Just went outside and cleaned some leaves.
The surgeon...
11-30-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By wvridgerider

new knee

Knee got replaced November 7. I hope to be on the bike Jan1 and I believe this will happen. Only gripe is not being able to get a good night sleep in bed. Three weeks in and they bent the knee 107...
10-28-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By wvridgerider

I have been on flats a while now. The new large...

I have been on flats a while now.
The new large platform pedals are great.
Myself I like the metal pins, your feet stick to them.
I have a pair of Shimano Saints which are kinda concave and are...
10-13-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By wvridgerider

Of the last Velocity wheels I built, they run...

Of the last Velocity wheels I built, they run batches off. I ordered Cliffhangars for my new bike I am building. It took 6 weeks. Contact Velocity is your best bet.
My Velocity wheels I built, 36...
10-13-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,037
Posted By wvridgerider

When you plant yourself on that bike seat and...

When you plant yourself on that bike seat and start riding you need to pay attention. There are road hazards, if you are group riding and someone up front doesnt warn of an obstacle you may want to...
10-05-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,208
Posted By wvridgerider

Carried this for years and sprayed many dogs....

Carried this for years and sprayed many dogs. Just slow down when spraying. Also dont spray it if a fellow cyclist is behind you.
10-05-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,335
Posted By wvridgerider

Thats promising. I too dont do eshifting,...

Thats promising. I too dont do eshifting, tubeless on the road but enjoy tying bead headed nymphs.
10-04-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,335
Posted By wvridgerider

My time has come. Right knee to be replaced Nov...

My time has come. Right knee to be replaced Nov 7, having it done with MAKO surgery. I have no miniscus left. The left knee will follow. The surgeon told me that people in my condition dont walk in...
08-15-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,671
Posted By wvridgerider

Just get a nice steel frame and fork. Have a 36...

Just get a nice steel frame and fork. Have a 36 spoke rear wheel built for you and forget it. I weigh 290 been there fr a while, ride a Gunnar Crosshairs and built my own 36 spoke wheels, 105 hubs...
07-30-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,141
Posted By wvridgerider

aerotech they have tall sizes too I like...

aerotech
they have tall sizes too

I like their stuff
07-30-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By wvridgerider

I am 290. Been there for a while. I am fond of...

I am 290. Been there for a while. I am fond of the Shimano cranks, not the hollow tech. I have an XT and a GRX double on two different bikes. I have a converted SLX triple to a 1X in my parts box....
07-29-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,965
Posted By wvridgerider

Two months in and loving it. My frame building...

Two months in and loving it. My frame building class got canceled so I orderd another gunnar frame, a Rock Tour II. Getting in 100 miles per week usually. Had to visit my older brother in the...
07-10-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,494
Posted By wvridgerider

Check out this site I have a Gunnar Crosshairs...

Check out this site
I have a Gunnar Crosshairs adnd just ordered a Rock TourII frame so that is the frames on the link...
Forum: Touring
07-09-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,656
Posted By wvridgerider

Personal choice, whatever works. I am a drop bar...

Personal choice, whatever works. I am a drop bar fan but did a two day tour and borrowed some Jones H Bar and they were very comfortable. Just ordered my new bike, a Gunnar Rock TourII and I am...
07-06-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5,263
Views: 3,708,767
Posted By wvridgerider

Another Gunnar on its way

Well this is a great bike, fit and like everything about it. So I ordered another Gunnar frame and fork, a Rocktour II. The color of the month is dark blue pearl same as the Crosshairs so it will...
07-03-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,299
Posted By wvridgerider

Just think, if there is another Carrington...

Just think, if there is another Carrington Event,I can still ride my bike that has mechanical shifting.
06-30-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,882
Posted By wvridgerider

Anything but black, even know I have a black...

Anything but black, even know I have a black Karate Monkey but has character now that it is 10 years old
06-26-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,548
Posted By wvridgerider

I have been on my Gunnar 8 years and it is a...

I have been on my Gunnar 8 years and it is a wonderful riding bike.
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06-25-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By wvridgerider

I like silver and hate black. I miss the old days...

I like silver and hate black. I miss the old days of polished aluminum. I have a GRX crank already and wouldnt pay for silver. I run low gearing due to myknees.
06-24-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5,263
Views: 3,708,767
Posted By wvridgerider

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06-24-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,965
Posted By wvridgerider

Brew frames in NC

Brew frames in NC
06-24-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,217
Posted By wvridgerider

I weigh 290 at 6'1" yes I am hefty. I built my...

I weigh 290 at 6'1" yes I am hefty. I built my own wheels, Velocity Atlas 36 spoke laced to Shimano hubs. They hold up fine, dont go out of true. For tires i run 32mm Gatorskins. I venture onto some...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-14-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By wvridgerider

You might want to contact these guys, they are...

You might want to contact these guys, they are well versed in the area, New River Bikes (http://www.newriverbikes.com/)
I just completed the Greenbriar river trail from Cass to Lewisburg. It was a...
06-12-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By wvridgerider

You might be able to keep your existing...

You might be able to keep your existing derailuers and add a wolftooth road link and the 11-36 cassette. But if it is a short cage derailuer it may not handle it. It may be worth a try
I ride a...
05-30-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,965
Posted By wvridgerider

Retired

I did it, today is my retirement date and Friday was my last day. Got in a 40 mile ride this morning so it is time to start piling the miles on. Greenbriar River trail next week, going to a frame...
05-17-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,554
Posted By wvridgerider

Bike fit should be the first option. Then work...

Bike fit should be the first option. Then work from there. Over the years my riding position has changed a lot. So just try bikes out and the one that fits you is best. The brand I dont believe makes...
05-17-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By wvridgerider

Bridge to Bridge

This is probably the flattest metric century in West Virginia. The old route 35, now 817, is to become a bike route and this ride is t introduce cyclists to the road. The new four lane 35 parallels...
04-17-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,396
Posted By wvridgerider

Been back to flats some time ago. Went back to...

Been back to flats some time ago. Went back to flats when I started to have pain mountain biking with clipless. I have Shimano Saint for the mountain bike and like the concave fit. The Saints are now...
04-17-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,452
Posted By wvridgerider

Myself I am 290,6'1". I have been this weight for...

Myself I am 290,6'1". I have been this weight for some years now. Plan on retiring the end of May and focus on riding and getting rid of the stress of work. I have been a clydesdale since I first...
12-28-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By wvridgerider

Hillrider, just seen where you are from. I was...

Hillrider, just seen where you are from. I was raised in West Homestead. Been in WV for the last 30 years so I know what you ride. Used to enjoy coming home and riding around there from my parents...
12-28-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By wvridgerider

I have seen a post that a guy took a xt 11-42...

I have seen a post that a guy took a xt 11-42 cassette, bought a jr cassette on eBay, I think they sort at 14 on the smallest cod and worked on a 2X

With my age, weight and bad knees I have been...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-27-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By wvridgerider

Hope you rode around Deep Creek, great area to...

Hope you rode around Deep Creek, great area to ride.
12-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By wvridgerider

5 months

Damn in 5 months I turn 60. Although I plan on retiring in a couple months. So is there a 60+ forum or lets keep it at 50+
12-02-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,636
Posted By wvridgerider

Sorry to hear of your riding pal. I bet he always...

Sorry to hear of your riding pal. I bet he always turning the pedals over.
12-02-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,557
Posted By wvridgerider

I have a Gunnar Crosshairs. Wonderful bike. I...

I have a Gunnar Crosshairs. Wonderful bike. I plan on getting a Hyper X soon because I want to be able to run wider tires.
07-17-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,480
Posted By wvridgerider

I would get a steel bike with a good, greatest of...

I would get a steel bike with a good, greatest of wheels. I like Surly, I have had a Karate Monkey for 9 years and I was an aggressive rider. I weighed 270 at that time, 290 now shamefully but it has...
07-08-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,538
Posted By wvridgerider

I miss my old Zefal HPX frame pump. It actually...

I miss my old Zefal HPX frame pump. It actually worked and I have never had good luck with mini pumps but keep one in case I run out of CO2. But riding 32c tires helps me not get flats
06-28-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,079
Posted By wvridgerider

Been on SLX pedals for quite a while, they are...

Been on SLX pedals for quite a while, they are holding up well
06-28-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By wvridgerider

Specialized Stout free hub

Anyone know the part number for a Specialized Stout free hub body? I broke a pawl and need a new free hub body. It is from my Fuse 27.5. I will keep the wheels but I built a new set of 29ers for the...
02-28-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,000
Posted By wvridgerider

I just built myself a wheel set. I am 285lbs. I...

I just built myself a wheel set. I am 285lbs. I used 36 spoke 105 hubs, DT Swiss double butted spokes, brass nipples, and Velocity Atlas rims. They turned out nice and I have a few rides on them and...
02-07-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,792
Posted By wvridgerider

Sounds like the area I live in, western WV....

Sounds like the area I live in, western WV. 1000ft/10 miles is pretty normal no climb over 1 mile in length, The ridges can kick your but.
Replies: 29
Views: 13,477
Posted By wvridgerider

I have been watching this guy for a while, if you...

I have been watching this guy for a while, if you ride a hardtail steel.
https://youtu.be/cZnPY0hMs_8
01-09-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,887
Posted By wvridgerider

I seen this message and wondered when I posted...

I seen this message and wondered when I posted it. Dang been there a while. Well 1X is not for me unless I ride my mountain bike on single track. I ended up putting a GRX 30X46 on my Gunnar and it...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-05-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By wvridgerider

We rode the new section of 35, it is not open but...

We rode the new section of 35, it is not open but paved, from Staves Branch to the end and back last Saturday. 30 or so miles. I plan on doing it again this weekend
01-03-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,330
Posted By wvridgerider

I just ordered Velocity Atlas rims, 36 spoke and...

I just ordered Velocity Atlas rims, 36 spoke and 105 hubs. Getting ready to build them up. On the road I have had good luck with Shimano hubs.
01-03-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,330
Posted By wvridgerider

A new shop in our area caries these. Seems to be...

A new shop in our area caries these. Seems to be a pretty good bike. I compare the frame with Surly...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-26-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By wvridgerider

Once the new 35 is open. I am sure there will be...

Once the new 35 is open. I am sure there will be a public service announcement. I might ride the new 35 Sunday. I used to ride from Buffalo Bridge to Teays Valley Road before that section opened, it...
12-25-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,465
Posted By wvridgerider

I have a Gunnar Crosshairs with a steel fork and...

I have a Gunnar Crosshairs with a steel fork and left the steerer tube long. My stem is at the same height as the saddle.

My buddy broke his upper back years ago and got a Rivendalle Sam...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-25-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By wvridgerider

Go to cyclingcenicwestvirginia.com. Dale has made...

Go to cyclingcenicwestvirginia.com. Dale has made great maps for his rides. He is old school, fold up a map and ride. WV is making headway with rail trails. We have a new 4 lane going in US 35. The...
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