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07-06-24, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,688
Views: 1,041,171
Posted By Speedway2

I just posted my new ride in the Fixed/Single...

I just posted my new ride in the Fixed/Single Speed section.
If I waited until Feb/25 I could post it in the 65+ Section. Maybe I will......if I survive the journey:)...
07-06-24, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 24,504
Posted By Speedway2

The SA 2spd with coaster brake drove me nutz. ...

The SA 2spd with coaster brake drove me nutz. Whenever I tapped the brake the gear would change, sometimes leaving me in the wrong gear.
If the bike was equipped with hand brake(s) I might has...
07-05-24, 11:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,179
Posted By Speedway2

My new Fixed/Single Speed adventure :) Wife is...

My new Fixed/Single Speed adventure :)
Wife is making sure the Life insurance has been paid..........
Forum: BMX
06-21-24, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By Speedway2

A Big BMX (26" wheels plus) is on my radar for...

A Big BMX (26" wheels plus) is on my radar for more seated cruising. For now I'm gonna rip up the neighbourhood on my 20" :)...........
Forum: BMX
06-21-24, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By Speedway2

I didn't ride BMX bikes when I was growing up. ...

I didn't ride BMX bikes when I was growing up. However, I bought my first last year at 63.....does that count?
06-20-24, 05:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,191
Posted By Speedway2

What makes a bike ride nice?.........having an...

What makes a bike ride nice?.........having an ice cold beer or two when I'm done.
06-11-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Speedway2

Love my Langster too! Mine's a 2009 with a raw...

Love my Langster too!
Mine's a 2009 with a raw aluminium finish and carbon fibre fork. I also swapped the drops for bull-horns with TT levers.
Forum: BMX
05-22-24, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Speedway2

I'm interested in how your project turns out! I...

I'm interested in how your project turns out!
I bought my wife a Devinci MTB with XS frame on 26" wheels over a decade ago. She prefers riding her Road bike so I've been thinking about converting...
05-20-24, 05:51 AM
Replies: 27,448
Views: 3,342,268
Posted By Speedway2

I drove to the cemetery (to see my...

I drove to the cemetery (to see my parents&grandparents) with my BMX and rode around a bit on the paved paths/roads....
05-19-24, 07:07 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 78,819
Posted By Speedway2

I usually ride the 25km to the cemetery to "check...

I usually ride the 25km to the cemetery to "check in on things" with my parents&grand parents.
Today I decided to drive there with my BMX on the rack (no way I could ride it 25kms x2).
I discovered...
Forum: BMX
03-30-24, 08:40 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 57,918
Posted By Speedway2

Some thoughts about riding my first BMX...

Some thoughts about riding my first BMX bike.....It's a Blast!

When I brought it home (Sep '23) I decided to install a taller seat post/new seat so I could "pedal" the bike while seated. This set...
03-29-24, 06:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,557
Posted By Speedway2

I ride one of my bikes mostly on the MUPs.....so...

I ride one of my bikes mostly on the MUPs.....so a (micro) bell is a must.
Forum: BMX
03-24-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By Speedway2

I bought my first BMX last fall at 63yo so still...

I bought my first BMX last fall at 63yo so still new to it :)......
03-18-24, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By Speedway2

Bought my first SS in 2010....a 2009 Langster. ...

Bought my first SS in 2010....a 2009 Langster. The bike is a blast to ride and was my go to for almost a decade.
I swapped out the drops for bull-horns a few years ago and found the TT levers...
03-07-24, 05:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Speedway2

Based on your riding requirements I'm going to go...

Based on your riding requirements I'm going to go out on a limb and say all you may need is an "older/quality framed" rigid MTN bike with proper tires/inflation. You'll most likely get more for your...
02-01-24, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By Speedway2

Actually, if you're just looking for a bike the...

Actually, if you're just looking for a bike the Kentfield2 has some decent features/mounts and the coffee/black colour with gum wall tires gives it a fresh modern look imo
Features:

Frame:...
01-26-24, 09:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,492
Posted By Speedway2

Boomer58.....I just read about your scary...

Boomer58.....I just read about your scary incident. Glad you're ok and hopefully the driver gets processed.
01-26-24, 09:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,492
Posted By Speedway2

Boomer58....after entering my 6th decade I...

Boomer58....after entering my 6th decade I decided to swap out the drops to flats on my Giant road bike.
I rode this bike in the early 2000's everywhere (with drops) but it became uncomfortable over...
01-07-24, 10:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,179
Posted By Speedway2

Picked this up late 2023 to rip up the...

Picked this up late 2023 to rip up the neighbourhood :)....my wife just reminded me I'm pushing 64...
Forum: BMX
01-05-24, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By Speedway2

Is there an "Old Geezer" 60+ Class....asking for...

Is there an "Old Geezer" 60+ Class....asking for a friend
12-23-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,811
Posted By Speedway2

......only sometimes when I'm walking up stairs...

......only sometimes when I'm walking up stairs (I feel it in the lower back and hips).
Also, as I'm getting older I swear I'm getting taller because things that have fallen on the floor seem to be...
11-22-23, 06:26 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,909
Posted By Speedway2

The closer I ride into the downtown core the more...

The closer I ride into the downtown core the more wildlife I see. The concrete jungle is full of variety from all over the world......
Forum: BMX
11-20-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,933
Posted By Speedway2

Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: BMX
11-15-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,097
Posted By Speedway2

Viich....you're correct. 28/9=58GI, 44/16=51GI. ...

Viich....you're correct. 28/9=58GI, 44/16=51GI. I re-entered the numbers in Sheldon Brown's website. I should listen to my wife and get a pair of reading glasses:)
Your info in the second part...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 565,258
Posted By Speedway2

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-09-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,678
Posted By Speedway2

I can relate to this! I recently brought home...

I can relate to this!
I recently brought home my first bmx at 63(my wife though I was nutz) and swapped in a 330mm seat post to boot around in the neighbourhood. I find I'm peddling more while...
Forum: BMX
11-09-23, 06:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,097
Posted By Speedway2

What's the ideal gear ratio for the mid-schools...

What's the ideal gear ratio for the mid-schools and modern race bmx bikes?
I'm not a fan of the micro-drive "looks" of my bmx but at 28/9 it seems to run fine cruising around the neighbourhood....
11-08-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,843
Posted By Speedway2

Masonchat.....don't do it! You have a nice...

Masonchat.....don't do it! You have a nice flat-bar bike that's set up as one......and You love it
If you think you want drops get a used bike to test the waters. It could be a costly conversion to...
Forum: BMX
10-22-23, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By Speedway2

The seat is usually "slammed" and not used except...

The seat is usually "slammed" and not used except for sitting while stopped. The bars can be tilted back slightly but the bike will still be too big if he intends on learning park/street tricks....
Forum: BMX
09-24-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 57,918
Posted By Speedway2

Viich....that's a nice bike! My wallet just took...

Viich....that's a nice bike! My wallet just took a deep breath.
Congrats on the trophy!
09-23-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,688
Views: 1,041,171
Posted By Speedway2

Just brought this home..... United "Motocross"....

Just brought this home.....
United "Motocross". My first BMX and got it for casual neighbourhood riding.
The 21"TT and extended layback seat post provides a decent amount of cockpit room. At 63yo I...
Forum: BMX
09-23-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 57,918
Posted By Speedway2

Quick update......Went to the local BMX store...

Quick update......Went to the local BMX store this am and brought home a United Motocross. Waited while they built it but was worth the wait.
The 21"TT and the 330mm(?) layback post makes it a bit...
Forum: BMX
09-22-23, 08:23 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 57,918
Posted By Speedway2

Viich....I also think the 24" might be too...

Viich....I also think the 24" might be too "cruiserish".
Just discovered that there are BMX bikes with 22" wheels. Might be a good compromise between a 20" and 24" but doesn't seem to be much choice...
Forum: BMX
09-19-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 57,918
Posted By Speedway2

"Too old to BMX"..... I'm 5'10" with a 31"...

"Too old to BMX".....
I'm 5'10" with a 31" inseam, 160lbs. Never ridden a BMX bike.
Been doing my research and now wondering if a 20" dia wheel with 21" top tube, raised lay-back seat post and...
09-18-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,093
Posted By Speedway2

I actually had to check my bike (picked up during...

I actually had to check my bike (picked up during Covid lock-down).....the only one that has toe clips/straps.
I started riding with straps in the mid-70's and twisted them back then and I had put a...
09-15-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,976
Posted By Speedway2

I swapped the drops for bullhorns on my SS...

I swapped the drops for bullhorns on my SS Langster a few years ago.
I personally like the "look" and found I got better stopping power/leverage with the bar-end levers. Not riding in the drops...
09-12-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 78,819
Posted By Speedway2

2009 Specialized Langster. I ride it SS but...

2009 Specialized Langster.
I ride it SS but Fixed is an option. It originally had drops but I swapped them for bulls.
One of my favourite bikes for solo rides..........
07-29-23, 04:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 31,030
Posted By Speedway2

Looks like you almost made it to the top.....

Looks like you almost made it to the top.....
07-19-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,080
Posted By Speedway2

There's only one solution......buy both.

There's only one solution......buy both.
07-17-23, 05:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,548
Posted By Speedway2

The gear ratio on my SS's depends on the type of...

The gear ratio on my SS's depends on the type of riding I'm doing and what cadence I want to spin that day.
07-10-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,690
Posted By Speedway2

Just chiming in to report that my sun sleeves...

Just chiming in to report that my sun sleeves have been awesome in the sun and overcast days.
I won't ride anywhere without them now.......
Forum: BMX
06-27-23, 05:43 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 57,918
Posted By Speedway2

I found a BNIB 2022 Fairdale Taj 27.5" in...

I found a BNIB 2022 Fairdale Taj 27.5" in Translucent blue on clearance ($300 off).
Unfortunately, the bike shop is in the next province and they want $200 to ship. Almost tempted to drive the 5...
06-27-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,690
Posted By Speedway2

I just picked up 2 sets of sun sleeves and...

I just picked up 2 sets of sun sleeves and looking forward to trying them out.......
02-28-23, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,688
Views: 1,041,171
Posted By Speedway2

I just turned 63 and down to 4 bikes. Giant...

I just turned 63 and down to 4 bikes.
Giant road bike converted to flat-bar
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/ngzrjac_a14be57215fb1d0aefcc66ac0c2ef56c038604e8.jpg
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02-27-23, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By Speedway2

I've been looking for a set of white Thickslicks...

I've been looking for a set of white Thickslicks to replace the current tires. They do show dirt more but the black tires I mounted just didn't look right.
The white seat and grips also get a...
02-25-23, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,790
Posted By Speedway2

I gifted my 1995 Marin Muirwoods to my son. I...

I gifted my 1995 Marin Muirwoods to my son. I took it everywhere back then. He's impressed how smooth the chromoly frame is vs his modern aluminium MTB.
We've talked about converting it to a...
02-09-23, 07:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,478
Posted By Speedway2

I've wondered why my SS bikes don't have a QR on...

I've wondered why my SS bikes don't have a QR on the front wheel.
It would make it so much easier to quickly remove the wheel and put the bike into my car's hatchback. I might have to look into...
02-01-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 31,030
Posted By Speedway2

2022 was a terrible riding season for me. Work...

2022 was a terrible riding season for me. Work got in the way more than usual.
Maybe a new SS will get me to make time to ride in 2023.........
06-26-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,655
Posted By Speedway2

I gifted my steel rigid mountain bike ('95 Marin...

I gifted my steel rigid mountain bike ('95 Marin Muirwoods) to my son thinking my modern aluminum bikes were all I needed.
Didn't take long before I missed the ride of steel. Picked up a steel...
04-15-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,587
Posted By Speedway2

I'm looking at the Newsboy with a front drum...

I'm looking at the Newsboy with a front drum brake. You've got me beat by 5lbs :)
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